MORGAN, Owen Frederick

1867 - 1951

Wimbledon Common

Owen Frederick Morgan, was born at Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich on 23 August 1867, son of John Brandram Morgan, a brewery owner, and his wife Mary Janet née Matchett, who married at St Faith's, Norwich in 1852. In 1871, 3 year old Owen was living at Thorpe Road, Norwich with his parents, 50 year old John and 40 year old Mary, and five siblings, Annie 11, Beatrice 8, Gerard 6, Ethel 5, and Alice 1, all born in Norwich. By 1881 the family had moved to Holly Grove, Worstead, Norfolk and ten years later, Owen was a 23 year old art student, living with his parents at 18 Grange Road, Twyford Abbey, Ealing, Middlesex. Owen married at Kingsgate, Kent in 1897, Ada Constance Clarke and in 1901, a 33 year old vocalist, living at 13 Brandreth Road, Streatham with his 36 year old wife and 6 week old daughter Beryl Mary Courtiney (born 15 February 1901). A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1900-1912 but had exhibited from 13 Brandreth Road, Balham, London in 1898 four watercolours 'The Way to the Farm', 'Solitude', 'A Surrey Farm' and 'The Silent Fool', in 1899 he had a show nine pictures, oils 'The Old Bridge, Dedham', 'The Parched Common', 'The Stow, Dedham', 'The Way to the Mill' and watercolours 'Mid-Day Rest', 'Bramford', 'Bramford Lock', 'Dedham' and 'A Portrait' and was a regular annual exhibitor of four to six paintings until 1905 when he had on show an oil 'Mitcham Common' and three watercolours 'Building by a River', 'View on the Gipping' and 'Weavers Down, Liphook, Surrey'. He was also a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1907-1908 from London. In 1911, an examiner civil servant, living at 67 Huron Road, Upper Tooting, London with his wife and daughter. In 1939, a widower living on private means, at 'Braeside', Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey with his unmarried daughter Beryl, a retired teacher. He died in the North Western division of Surrey in 1951, aged 83.