JOHNSON, Charles Edward Benington

1867 - 1937

Charles Edward Benington Johnson, was born at Tulse Hill, Surrey in 1867, son of Robert Johnson (30 August 1836-27 August 1901), civil engineer, manufacturer and merchant, and his wife Eliza née Miller [q.v.], who married at Paddington Parish Church, London on 16 January 1861. In 1871, a 4 year old, living at Oatlands Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey with his parents, 34 year old Robert, born Starston, Norfolk and 35 year old Eliza, born Tunstall, Suffolk with five siblings, Ethel 8, Constance Marion 6 [q.v.], George 5, Ernest 2 and newly born son Jo, all born in Surrey and they retained four indoor servants. In 1881, a 13 year old student, living with his 50 year old widowed aunt, Sarah Wilson who was born at Framlingham, Suffolk, at Ford Cottage, Birkbeck Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, London. Charles married by licence at Woodbridge Registry Office, Suffolk on 15 April 1890, Alice Mary Pottle of Hollesley, near Woodbridge and in 1891, a 25 year old marine painter, living at River View Terrace, Sandy Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk with his 24 year old wife Alice, born Hollesley, Suffolk and their newly born daughter Ida Mary Benington, born Ipswich, who became a much married actor. In 1901, a 34 year old artist painter, still at the same address with the two further daughters Gladys Marion 7 and newly born Vera Benington [Curjel]. In 1911, an artist painter, still living at Woodbridge with his wife and three of his four daughters, Ida, Vera and Ivy [Angrave] 8. He died at Woodbridge in 1937, aged 70.