FISHER, James Henry

1851 - 1932

James Henry Fisher, was born at Street, Somerset in 1851, son of John Fisher, a sheepskin rug framer, and his wife Matilda née Flavel, who married at Northampton in 1840. In 1861, a 9 year old, living at East Lane, Street, with his parents, 49 year old John and 46 year old Matilda and nine siblings. He married at Street, Somerset in 1872, Hannah Cox and about 1880 they came to live in Ipswich. In 1891, a 40 year old 'boot foreman', living at 27 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich with his 41 year old wife Hannah with four children, Harold 17, Arnold John 14, Walter 11, all born at Street, and 3 year old Mabel Beatrice Jane, who was born at Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1891 and exhibited from Vignoles, Gandish House, East Bergholt, Suffolk in 1890, six watercolours 'Looking up the Stour to Dedham', 'A September Morning, Flatford Lock', 'Down the Orwell', 'A Little Britanny Peasant', 'Quimperle, Britanny' and 'Flatford'. By 1901, he had moved on to 46 Knighton Fields Road East, Leicester and ten years later had moved round the corner to 293 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester where his wife on 16 February 1915, aged 65. James died at Knighton, Leicester in 1932, aged 81 and buried at St Mary Magdalen, Knighton, Leicester on 5 October 1932.