BULLEN, Horatio Benjamin

1835 - 1911

Horatio Benjamin Bullen, was baptised at Albury, Guildford, Surrey on 23 August 1835, son of William Bullen (27 December 1810-1894) and his wife Emily. He married at Albury on 27 May 1863, Hannah Comber and in 1871, a 35 year old 'gardener, sometime servant' living at Little London, Guildford with his 36 year old wife Hannah, and their four children, Alice 7, Bertha 5 and Isaac and Jacob, both 3, all born at Guildford. In 1880, he passed his examinations at Ipswich School of Science and Art in freehand drawing with a certificate and prize. In 1901, a 65 year old jobbing gardener living at Brook, Albury, Guildford with his 66 year old wife Hannah and two of his children, Kelsha and Walter both 25, and he died at Guildford, Surrey in 1911. He seems to have lived his whole life in the Guildford district of Surrey and why he came to Ipswich is a mystery but his drawing success is recorded in the Ipswich Journal of 1880.