1884 - 1945

Percy Tibbenham, was born at Ipswich on 12 February and baptised at St Margaret's Ipswich on 16 April 1884, youngest child of John Tibbenham, carver & guilder, and his wife Emma née Davy, who married at Ipswich in 1866, many local pictures have the name of Tibbenham's on their frames. In 1891, a 7 year old, living at 32 Carr Street, Ipswich with his parents, 48 year old John and 48 year old Emma, and his five siblings William Tibbenham 22 [q.v.], Arthur 20, Frank 16, Louis 12 and Fred 9, all born at Ipswich. In 1911, a 27 year old carver & guilder still living with his parents, who had taken the adjoining shop, and were now at 32-34 Carr Street. Percy married at Ipswich in 1919, Agnes Edith Cooke [Tibbenham q.v.] and they lived at 'Maryland Cottage', 18 Crabbe Street, Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1929-1945 but was a picture dealer rather than an artist and does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, an art dealer & valuer, living at 18 Crabbe Street, Ipswich with his wife Agnes Edith and daughter Mary Ann [Baker] (born 17 March 1920), a shorthand typist. Percy was still of 18 Crabbe Street, Ipswich when he died at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital on 16 November 1945, aged 61. The famous Ipswich firm of picture frame makers & art gallery, continued for a short time under his son John William Tibbenham but in a very much reduced form at 40a Foundation Street, Ipswich.