SECCOMBE, Thomas Strong

1840 - c.1913

Thomas Strong Seccombe, was born at Calcutta, India on 24 February and baptised at Fort William, Bengal on 22 March 1840, son of Thomas Seccombe and his wife Caroline Mary née Brunton. In 1871, a 40 year old married captain in the Royal Artillery, stationed at Woolwich Barracks, London. As Capt Seccombe, a founder member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited one picture 'Moscow'. On 8 September 1875, he was gazetted Major and in 1881, a 41 year old retired Lieut.Col., living at 3 Belmont Road, Clapham, London with his 39 year old wife Amelia Blanche née Kennedy, born Portsmouth in 1841, and two daughters, Gladys 9, born Plumstead and Olive Dorothy 4, born Shooters Hill, both in Kent. The author, editor and illustrator of several books. His death has been given as 1899 but he attended his daughter's, Olive Dorothy Seccombe's wedding at Cochin, Madras, India on 7 October 1908 to John Evelyn Cartet Brunton. He died in 1913, aged 72 and his wife Amelia Blanche Seccombe was a widow of 341 Eglinton Road, Woolwich, Kent when she died at Cardington Vicarage, Bedfordshire on 9 May 1920.

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