LEWCOCK, Henry Closson

1882 - 1971

Henry Closson Lewcock, was born at Ipswich on 13 February 1882, second son of Edward Borrett Lewcock (1843-12 October 1915), ship broker, and his wife Elizabeth née Closson (1850-10 July 1932), who married at Ipswich in 1876. In 1889, admitted a pupil at the Ipswich Municipal Secondary School and in 1881, a 9 year old, living at 98 Fore Street, Ipswich with his parents, 43 year old Edward and 38 year old Elizabeth, with three siblings, Edward 13, Ethel Winifred 6 and Edith Alice 4. He commenced his working career as a woollen draper in Ipswich and married at Leeds in 1910, Kathleen Mary Hindle [Lewcock q.v.]. In 1911, Henry was a 29 year old warehouseman living at 35 Mexborough Drive, Chapeltown Road, Leeds with his 28 year old wife Kathleen but by 1915 had returned to Ipswich when their only child, Mary, was born. In 1926 Henry, now a partner in Lewcock & Pemberton, ship brokers at Princes Street, Ipswich, was living with his wife and daughter at 9 Marlborough Road, Ipswich. Henry was an honorary member of Ipswich Art Club 1932-1966 but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, a director of a wholesale clothing company, living at 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich with his wife Kathleen. He died at 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich on 14 May 1971.