BALDRY, George William

1834 - 1929

George William Baldry, was baptised at Norwich, Norfolk on 3 August 1834, son of William Baldry, land surveyor, and his wife Elizabeth née Neave, who married at Heigham, Norwich on 27 September 1824. In 1851, George was a 16 year old land surveyor, living at Yarmouth Bridge Yard, Red Lion Street, Norwich with his parents, 50 year old William and 45 year old Elizabeth, with six siblings, Elizabeth 23, Sarah 21, Anne 18, Robert 14, John 12 and Emma 8, all born in Norwich. He married at Downham, Norfolk in 1858, Mary Marshall, and a partnership at Surrey Street, Norwich with Walter Frederick Browne was dissolved in 1860. He became a portrait painter and, together with his wife, moved around the country and in 1864, an artist of 62 Victoria Street, Ipswich but seems to have had continual financial difficulties and was a photographer & miniature painter of 6 London Street, Norwich when he became a bankrupt, of 5 Carlton Terrace, St Andrews Road, Hastings when declared bankrupt on 30 November 1866 and an artist of Ryde, Isle of Wight on 10 August 1869 when again declared bankrupt. In 1871, a 36 year old artist/portrait painter, living at 10 Margaret Street, Brighton, Sussex with his 35 year old wife Mary, with seven children, Edith 11, born Norwich, William 10, born Brixton, Grace 6, born Norwich, Harry Leslie Baldry, born Ipswich, Emma 4, born Hastings, Percy 2, born Newcastle-on-Tyne and Ida 1, born Brighton. They had several more children born at Wood Green, London; Margate, Kent and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and in 1891 was living at 11 Goldhurst Crescent, Hampstead, by which time his 25 year old daughter Grace was an artist figure painter in her own right. In 1901, George was living at 4 Headland View, Hornsea-with-Burton, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire but by November 1903 was of South Street, Bridlington, when he had another receiving order made against him when his liabilities were £186 and assets at £12 when he stated that he had previously earned over £1,000 per year. He painted ‘Lady Rose and Lady Violet Neville dressed for skating on the lake at Edridge Park, Sussex’ c.1882 and exhibited at Colnaghi in June 1896, the erstwhile twin daughters of William, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny. His wife died at East Preston, Sussex in 1917, aged 80 and William in 1929, aged 95.

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