BROWN, William Henry

1865 - c.1932

William Henry Brown was born at 41 Albert Place, Dalston, Hackney, Middlesex in 1865, son of Thomas Isaac Brown, a mariner, who was born at Ipswich, and his wife Sophia née Bellamy, who married at Boston, Lincolnshire in 1860. William studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and passed out with a certificate of excellence and a prize in 1880 and advanced perspective 'excellent certificate and prize' in 1884. In 1889 lodging at 48 Christchurch Street, Ipswich, but by 1891, a 26-year-old architect & surveyor lodging at 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, the home of 47-year-old Robert Downing, paperhanger & licenced valuer, and his family, also had lodging at the same address was William's 21-year-old brother, Arthur B. Brown, a journalist. In 1881 William had his practice at 52 St Helen's Street, Ipswich and in 1899 was of 24 Fore Street when he seems to have been in some sort of partnership with Arthur Field as noticed in the Ipswich 'Evening Star' of 7 May 1900 'W. H. Brown and Arthur Field, architects of 6 Museum Street, Ipswich were awarded the first premium prize (100) for their design for the new police headquarters for Essex to be erected at Springfield, Essex' but in 1913 was on his own account at Warwick Road, Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1889-1897, firstly from 48 Christchurch Street and then from 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich but does not seem to have exhibited. He married at Ipswich in 1891, Mary Gordon McConnell (1859-1925) and they moved to 8 Warwick Road, Ipswich where in 1901, a 36-year-old architect & surveyor with his 41-year-old wife Mary Gordon, born Ipswich and they were both living there in 1921. His last architectural work noted is for 1914.