FROGGATT, Frederic George

1866 - 1954

Frederic George Froggatt was born at Norton, Doncaster, Yorkshire on 27 May 1866 and baptised on 10 February 1867, son of Robert Froggatt (1825-8 August 1882), gardener & landowner, and his wife Mary Waller (1826-16 June 1915), youngest daughter of John Waller of Norton, who married at Campsall Church, Doncaster on 24 February 1852. In 1881, Frederic was a 14-year-old solicitor's clerk, living at 283 George Street, Huddersfield with his parents, 56-year-old Robert and 55-year-old Mary and three siblings, Mary Ellinor 25, born Beeston, John Arthur 24, Charlotte 23 and Walter Robert 18, all born at Norton. Frederic later took up house painting from 39 High Street, Morley, Yorkshire, and he married at St Paul's Church, Morley on 1 August 1894, Isabella Swan, youngest daughter of Thomas Swan of Buffalo, N. Y., but she died at 45 King Street, Morley on 21 April the following year aged just 29. In 1901, a 35-year-old widowed wallpaper designer, living at 50 Berners Street, Marylebone, London. He married secondly at Romford, Essex in 1902, Louisa Medland Clark (4 February 1866-8 September 1940) and in 1911, a 44-year-old wallpaper designer & colorist, living at 'Illingworth', West End Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex with his 45-year-old wife and two children, Janet Gertrude Oxenham 6 and John Cockill 1. By 1936, they had moved to the White House, Nayland, Suffolk, where his wife had been born and where they were living in 1939, a wallpaper colourist & designer, but his wife died at The White House in 1940, aged 74. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1953 and exhibited in 1942, two works 'Mrs Simkins' and 'Chrysanthemums', six oils in 1943 'Treasures on 1942', 'Clara Butt and Friends', 'Blue and White', 'The Blue Delft Jar', 'Three Dead Men' and 'Marigolds', in 1944 'The Rain Cloud', 'The Temptation' and 'Snowdrops' and, from The Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire in 1945 an oil 'Lilacs' and two watercolours 'Madonna' and 'Canterbury Bells', in 1946 'Spring', 'Iris' and 'Tulips', in 1947 'Tulips' and 'The White Elephant' and was a regular annual exhibitor, mostly flower studies, his last exhibits were two oils in 1951 'Poppies' and 'The Open Book'. Frederic George Froggatt died at The Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire on 20 July 1954, aged 88.