1868 - 1957

Edward Taylor Thornton, was born at Dalston, Hackney, London on 29 June and baptised at Dalston on 13 December 1868, second child of Robert Thornton, a merchant, and his wife Charlotte Helen née Taylor (born 1839), who married at Hoxne, Suffolk in 1865. In 1881, a 12 year old, living at 9 Moss Hall Grove, Finchley, Barnet with his parents, 45 year old Robert and 42 year old Helen, and five siblings, Mary 14, Archibald 10, John 8, Agnes 7 and son Bernard 6. In 1901 Edward was a 32 year old artist, living at Eagle House, Hight Street, Hornsey, Middlesex with his parents and four of his siblings. Edward married at Uxbridge, London in 1918, Mary Cossey and in 1939, an artist, living at 'Windyridge', 2nd Avenue, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk with his wife Mary, who was born on 15 October 1874. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1945 and exhibited from Windyridge, Trimley, in 1942 two sculptures 'Irish Elk' and 'Blue Bok', in 1943 'Spent' and 'Keeping Cave' and in 1945, another two sculptures 'The Okapi' and 'Suffolk Punch'. Edward died at 'Windyridge', 7 Second Avenue, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk on 11 February 1957, aged 88.