1837 - 1924

Edwin Seamer was born at Hornsey, Middlesex in 1837, son of Thomas Seamer (c1795-1 April 1881), a silk manufacturer, of Stamford Hill, London, and his wife Susan (c1803-3 November 1887), who was born at Barrow in Suffolk. Edwin married at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 23 May 1863, Jane Elizabeth Hardwicke and in 1871, a 33-year-old druggist's assistant, living at 35 Well Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 32-year-old wife Jane, a son Hubert St John 7 and a daughter Ethelwyn Jane 2, both born in Bury St Edmund's. He exhibited at the [[Bury St Edmund's [and West Suffolk] Fine Art Society,4385]] in 1882, three pen and ink drawings 'Portrait', 'The Winnower' and 'French Fair'. In 1891, a 53 year an assistant to a surgeon, still living at Well Street, with his wife and three children including Ethelwyn and now Ernest Hardwicke 19 and Hilda Evelyn 11. His wife died at Uckfield, Sussex in 1900 and in 1911 he had retired and was living at The Cedars, East Bergholt, Suffolk with a son and two daughters. Edwin Seamer died at The Cedars, East Bergholt on 8 March 1924, aged 86.