1819 - 1883

Henry Cubley, was baptised at St Mary’s Nottingham on 25 October 1819, son of Samuel Cubley (1785-1859) and his wife Ann née Ward. In Kelly’s Suffolk Directory 1846, a portrait painter at Meat Market, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, and he married at Marylebone, London in 1846, Rosa Reeve of Bury St Edmund’s. In 1851, a 30[sic] year old ‘a portrait painter & drawing’ living at Wright Wilson Street, Ordsall, Nottinghamshire with his 24 year old wife Rosa and two children, 2 year old Annie, born Boston, Lincolnshire and 1 year old Flora, born Retford, Nottinghamshire. In 1861, ‘artist drawing master’ now with six daughters living at Moorgate, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire. His wife Rosa died in 1863, and in 1870, he married secondly, at Kensington, London, 30 year old Emily Sutton of Martin, Lincolnshire and the following year was still living at Clarborough with five of his daughters. In 1881, ‘artist & drawing master, painter’ living with his wife Emily and their 9 year old son Harold. He died at Clarborough in 1883, aged 62.

There are two other Nottingham Cubley artists, Henry's brother, William Harold Cubley (1814-1896) and nephew Henry Hadfield Cubley (1858-1896).