CHAPMAN, Maj-Gen. Hamilton

1835 - 1926

Hamilton Chapman, was born at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire on 11 October and baptised on 8 November 1835, son of Revd William Herbert Chapman, vicar of Bassingbourn, and his wife Elizabeth née Bringlo, who married at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 5 September 1832. In 1851, young Hamilton was living at Bassingbourn Vicarage with his parents, 43 year old William and 41 year old Elizabeth with four, of seven siblings. Hamilton married at Cranbrook, Kent in 1860, Jane Metland. A Maj-Gen. in the Indian Army he had retired by 1891, living at 23 The Drive, Hove, Sussex with his 51 year old wife Jane, who was born at Cranbrook and was still there in 1901. His wife died at Hove in 1904, aged 64, and he married again at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1910, Adeline Phillips and in 1911, living at 25 Wilbury Road, Hove with his 44 year old wife and his married daughter Edith Mabel Stratford 32 and an unmarried son Lieut William Scolie Bedett Chapman 26. He exhibited from Ipswich in 1895 at the Royal Academy and in the same year at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 'A Gipsy Encampment'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1897-1913 and exhibited from 27 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich in February 1897, fifteen paintings including six oils, 'Near Fenn Bridge on the Stow', 'Flatford Lock' 'A Dorsetshire Pastoral', 'Ploughing near Bures', 'Dorsetshire Sheepfold' and 'A Beanfield' with nine watercolours and in November 1897 he had on show three watercolours 'A Dutch Cow', 'A July Evening in Worcestershire' and 'Poplars at Martlesham'. In 1902 he exhibited from 2 Langley Place, West Ealing, London six watercolours 'Streatley on Thames', 'Mapledurham Reach', 'Sunset after the Storm', 'From Hampton Court Bridge', 'Mapledurham Mill' and continued to exhibit regularly, in 1912 from Cleve, Goring-on Thames, ten paintings and in 1913, from Olde Home, East Moseley, Surrey seven paintings. He died at 25 Wilbury Road, Hove, Sussex on 6 October 1926, aged 90.

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