1794 - 1842

Edward Shalders

Edward Shalders was born at Orford Hill, Norwich on 23 June 1794 and baptised at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich on 4 July 1794, son of Absalom Shalders (1748-19 October 1829), a harness–maker, and his first wife Ann née Yemes, who married at Norwich on 8 November 1772, Absalom became a freeman of Norwich on 6 December 1800. Edward is first noticed in Ipswich on 12 February 1820 when advertising in the 'Ipswich Journal' as a seller of 'Report of a Speech...Charles James Fox…24 January 1820' (Norwich 1820). In 1822 Edward was a bookseller, binder, printer & stationer at St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich. An announcement in the 'Ipswich Journal' of 8 January 1825: -
'Edward Shalders, printer, bookseller & binder, stationer, and print and music seller, respectfully announces to his friends and the public, that he is removed from his former residence in St Matthew’s Street, Ipswich to the shop lately occupied by the Miss Woottons, opposite the Bear & Crown Inn, [in Westgate Street].'
Shalders married at St Mary Tower church, Ipswich on 31 August 1822, Charlotte Miller and six of their children were baptised at St Matthew’s church. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1833, where he was tutored by Henry Davy. He voted in the 1832–1835 Ipswich elections from Westgate Street, St Matthew’s parish and the 'Ipswich Journal' of 13 October 1838 announced the disposal of his business to his nephew Henry Shalders, when Edward purchased the old established china, glass and staffordshire warehouse of James Oxborrow in King Street, Ipswich. Edward lasted only three years in the china business and on the 8 April 1842 announced its disposal to Enoch Bowers but Edward Shalders died a few days later and was buried at St Mary le Tower church on 30 April 1842, aged 47. A sale of his effects took place at the New Assembly Rooms, Ipswich on 2 July 1842. (Copsey-Ipswich Book Trades 2011)