FROGGATT, Frederic George

1866 - 1954

Frederic George Froggatt, was born at Norton, Doncaster, Yorkshire on 27 May 1866 and baptised on 10 February 1867, son of Robert Froggatt, gardener & landowner, and his wife Mary née Waller, who married at Doncaster in 1852. In 1881, a 14 year old solicitor's clerk, living at 283 George Street, Huddersfield with his parents, 56 year old Robert and 55 year old Mary and three siblings, Mary Ellinor 25, born Beeston, John Arthur 24, Charlotte 23 and Walter Robert 18, all born at Norton. He later took up house painting at 39 High Street, Morley, Yorkshire and he married at St Paul's Church, Morley, Yorkshire on 1 August 1894, Isabella Swan, youngest daughter of Thomas Swan of Buffalo, N. Y., but she died at 45 King Street, Morley on 21 April the following year aged just 29. In 1901, a 35 year old widowed wallpaper designer, living at 50 Berners Street, Marylebone, London. He married again at Romford, Essex in 1902, Louisa Medland Clark and in 1911, a 44 year old wallpaper designer & colorist, living at 'Illingworth', West End Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex with his 45 year old wife and two children, Janet Gertrude Oxenham 6 and John Cockill 1. By 1936, they had moved to the White House, Nayland, Suffolk, where his wife was born on 4 February 1866 and were living in 1939, a wallpaper colourist & designer, but his wife died at The White House on 8 September 1940, aged 74. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1953 and exhibited in 1942, two works 'Mrs Simkins' and 'Chrysanthemums', six oils in 1943 'Treasures on 1942', 'Clara Butt and Friends', 'Blue and White', 'The Blue Delft Jar', 'Three Dead Men' and 'Marigolds', in 1944 'The Rain Cloud', 'The Temptation' and 'Snowdrops' and, from The Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire in 1945 an oil 'Lilacs' and two watercolours 'Madonna' and 'Canterbury Bells', in 1946 'Spring', 'Iris' and 'Tulips', in 1947 'Tulips' and 'The White Elephant' was a regular annual exhibitor, mostly flower studies, his last exhibits were two oils in 1951 'Poppies' and 'The Open Book'. He died at The Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire on 20 July 1954, aged 88.