TITTERTON, John Allan Pershouse

1830 - 1914

John Allan Pershouse Titterton was born in the City of London on 23 May 1830, and baptised at St Pancras Old Church, London on 27 November 1834, only son of John Titterton (1787-13 February 1857), a former sergeant in 3rd Regt of Foot Guards later an army pensioner and governor of Peterborough gaol, and his wife Ann Elizabeth née Boulton, who married at St Leonards, Shoreditch, London on 25 August 1829. Young John was educated at St Mary Atkinson Place School, Lambeth in London and became a printer but by 1855 was a photographer at Spalding, Lincolnshire. He married at St Mary Church, Ely, Lincolnshire on 14 September 1858, Hannah King (1829-1877) and secondly at Brentford, Middlesex in 1878, his namesake Elizabeth Jane Titterton (1 November 1857-1957), daughter of Frederick Bradney Titterton. John became fascinated by astronomy and took photographs of solar spots, receiving encouragement from Sir John Herschel. In 1881, a 49 [sic] year-old photographer and artist, living at St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire with his 35 [sic] year-old wife Elizabeth and newly born son, John Frederick and in 1882 they had a daughter Elizabeth Clara born 21 March 1882. Titterton was also a clever artist, and his painting were admired, many of an historical character, the most famous being ‘The Building of Ely Minster’. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Ely in 1882, an oil 'The Decoyman's Hut, Daybreak-Fowl Coming in'. In 1911, an 80-year-old 'journalist', living at 1 Lynfield Terrace, Ely, Cambridgeshire with his 53-year-old wife Elizabeth and 29-year-old daughter Elizabeth Clara, a typist. John Allan Pershouse Titterton died at Ely on 19 July 1914, aged 84.

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