PARROTT, William

1813 - 1893

William Parrott was born at Parsonage Farm, Aveley, Essex on 23 November 1813 and baptised on 6 December 1813, son of William Parrott (1773-11 May 1833) and his wife Anne. A topographical and figure painter in oil and watercolour who was a pupil of engraver John Pye (1782-1874). In 1841, William was a 27-year-old artist, living at the Parsonage Farm, Aveley with his 68-year-old widowed mother Ann[e] and several siblings including 32-year-old George who ran the farm. Parrott was in Paris 1842-1843 and published twelve Parisian lithographs in 1843, and in Rome 1844-1845. He exhibited 1835-1869 including at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at Ipswich in 1850 'Arch of Titus, Rome, Sketch from Nature'. In 1851 he made a tour in Germany and paid frequent visits to Brittany and Normandy and in 1861, a 47 year old unmarried artist, boarding at 14 Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, London, the home of William Maerk, a tailor, with several other boarders. He married at Ampthill, Bedfordshire on 28 March 1871, his namesake Martha Parrott (1821-14 December 1907), youngest daughter of the late Edward Parrott of Dorton Park and in that year's census, a 57-year-old artist with a 49-year-old wife Martha, born in Buckinghamshire, and they were living at Denmark Place, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex. In 1881, a 67-year-old artist landscape painter, living at Moss Hall Villa, 3 Nether Street, Barnet, London with his 59-year-old wife Martha, his 69-year-old spinster sister-in-law Eleanor Parrott, 23-year-old niece Ellen Parrott, born in Manchester and they retained two servants and were still at that address in 1891. William Parrott died at his home, 3 Nether Street, North Finchley, Middlesex, on 23 September 1893 and his wife followed on 14 December 1907, they had no issue.

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