FLOOD, William Charles

1864 - 1919

William Charles Flood was born at Islington, London in 1864, son of William Flood (1820-1917), a clerk, and his wife Christiana [Catherine] née Liston (1834-1915), who married at St Giles, London in 1852. By 1871, 51-year-old William sen. had retired to Foxhall Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, with his 37-year-old wife Christiana, with two daughters, Christiana Susan [Raphael 1853-1935] and Caroline 16, and son 7-year-old William Charles, all born at Islington. Young William studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art winning a prize for art in 1877. In 1881, William, sen. was a licensed victualler at the ‘Cock & Pye’ at 13 [Upper] Brook Street, Ipswich with his wife and children Caroline and William Charles. William Charles exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Brook Street, Ipswich in 1882 two oils, ‘The Song of the Shirt’ and ‘Stepping Stones’ and in 1883 four works, 'Near Westerfield', two 'Portraits' and 'On the Gipping' but the family then returned to London. In 1891, William was a ‘clerk in civil service’ 1891-1901, living with his parents and 46-year-old sister Caroline, at 55 Aubert Street, Islington, London and by 1911 all four had moved to 119 Highbury Hill, Highbury, London. William Charles Flood was of H.M. Patent Office at 25 Southampton Buildings, London when he died at 119 Highbury Hill, London on 11 February 1919, aged 55, he was unmarried and left his estate to his sister Caroline.