WRINCH, John Henry

1856 - 1906

John Henry Wrinch was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1856 and baptised at St Mary's Woodbridge on 8 August 1856, eldest son of Henry Wrinch (December 1831-15 December 1884), corn merchant, and his wife Eliza Ann née Hart (1834-11 September 1888), who married at Woodbridge on 2 October 1855. In 1881, John was a 24-year-old corn merchant's clerk of Seckford Street, Woodbridge. A watercolour landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1884-1899 but had exhibited from Woodbridge in 1881, two watercolours 'The Old Tree on the Marsh' and 'Winter Sunshine', in 1883 a monochrome 'Flooded Marshes' and a further eight works including from Ipswich in 1892 'The First Sign of Dawn' and 'Departing Day' and in 1893 'Road by the River'. Wrinch was one of the promoters of the Woodbridge Art Exhibition held at the Bull Hotel Assembly Room on 19 June 1889 and was one of the leading exhibitors including several black & white drawings and was an exhibiter under its previous title as the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition when held at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in 1883, four pen and ink drawings 'Winter Sunshine', 'The Old Tree on the Marsh', 'Late Autumn' and 'Riverside Sketches' and several other paintings. John married at Bixley Church, Henstead, Norfolk on 24 April 1888, Alice Stroyan (1865-7 October 1921), eldest daughter of Robert Stroyen of Bixley Park. In 1901, a 44-year-old barley merchant, living at 45 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with his 34-year-old wife Alice, born at Bixley, Norfolk and three sons, Henry Stroyan 12, born Woodbridge, Stanley Hugh 10 and Robert Cornick 9, both born at Ipswich. John Henry Wrinch died at 45 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich on 7 May 1906 and his wife Alice, was of 18 St Edmunds Road, Ipswich when she died at Corra Lynn, Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 7 October 1921, aged 56.