FOXELL, John Theodore

1882 - 1966

John Theodore Foxell was born at Chigwell, Essex on 12 March 1882, son of William James Foxell (20 April 1857-29 July 1933), a minor canon at Canterbury, and his wife Annie Jane née Harte (4 May 1861-1907), who married at Marylebone Church, London on 20 April 1881. John married at St James's Church, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, London on 2 June 1909, Kathleen Jane Michael Williams (22 January 1888-1951), daughter of George Michael Williams, of Parc Bracket, Muswell Hill. In 1911 John was an assistant surveyor for the G.P.O., living at Beechcroft, Dawlish, Exeter with his wife and sister-in-law. About 1914, together with their daughter Margaret (born 1912), they moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk, where they had their second daughter Barbara K. (born 1917). John served as a Major in the Royal Engineers Postal Section during the First World War. A watercolour landscape painter and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1924-1925, exhibiting twelve works, from 37 Quilter Road, Felixstowe, most were of local views including in 1925, ‘Middle Bridge, Dedham’, ‘On the Stour, Dedham’ and ‘Christchurch Park, Ipswich’. By 1928 they had moved away from Felixstowe and in 1939, a regional director G.P.O., living at 128 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire with his wife Kathleen. Listed with the surname 'Foxhall', his wife died in Birmingham in 1951 and in 1956 John married secondly at Westminster, London, Ella May Hart. John Theodore Foxell died at Stelling Lodge, Mill Lane, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset on 11 July 1966, aged 84.