SHEBBEARE, Claude Eustace

1872 - 1965

Claude Eustace Shebbeare was born at Lewisham, Kent on 30 October 1872 and baptised on 24 November 1872, second son of Reginald John Shebbeare (26 March 1839-21 November 1916), principal clerk in the civil service, and his wife Marian Elizabeth Wrench (22 May 1840-10 December 1919), only daughter of Robert Wrench of Surbiton, who married at the Church of St Mark, Surbition, Surrey on 1 October 1868. In 1911, Claude was a 38-year-old barrister-at-law, living at 32 Belmont Hill, Lee, London with his parents, 72-year-old Reginald and 69-year-old Marian and some grandchildren, and retained three servants. He married at Killeshin, co. Laois, Ireland on 24 August 1912 Kathleen McMahon (6 March 1884-1970), second daughter of Robert Moore McMahon (1831-1915) of Hollymount, Carlow, Co. Killeshin. In 1939, a barrister, living at 29 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk with his wife Kathleen, they had a son Claude Eustace and a daughter Mary Angela Kathleen. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1944-1951 and exhibited from The Hermitage, Woodbridge in 1943, two works 'Oxburgh' and 'Woodbridge', four works in 1944 'An Irish Holiday', 'The Road to Hollesley', 'Argentan Normandy' and 'Pegwell Bay' and two in 1945 'The Deben below Woodbridge' and 'Troublesome Beach, Woodbridge'. The author of 'Sir Thomas More' (1930) and 'The Law Charitable Bequests' and many others. Claude Eustace Shebbeare died at Mitre Court Buildings, Inner Temple, London City EC.4 on 15 March 1965, aged 92.