ALLAN, Vernon

1861 - 1945

Vernon Allan, was born at Walworth, Surrey in 1861, son of James Benjamin Allan (1834-1913), an artist, and his wife Louisa née Lee (1935-1908), who married at Lambeth in 1859. In 1871, a 3 year old, living at Manor Villas, Mortlake, Surrey with his parents, 36 year old James and 35 year Louisa and eight siblins, Lee 11, Melville 8, James 6, Louisa 5, Larpent 4, Ralph 3, Ada 1 and newly born Raymond. In 1881, Vernon was a 19 year old artist, lodging at 23 Ockendon Road, Islington, London, the home of Annie Ramus and her family and he married at St Mary Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight on 2 November 1885, Sarah Elizabeth Smith (1856-30 April 1938), daughter of George Smith, and moved to Bridge House, Bridge Street, Caversham, Surrey. In 1891, a 29 year old landscape artist, still at Bridge House with his 32 year old wife Sarah and their newly born daughter Vera, but shortly afterwards they moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk and, as Vernon Allen, noted in Kelly’s 'Directory of Suffolk' 1892 as an artist at 87 Albert Street, Lowestoft. By 1901, a 38 year old professional artist at 2 Divinity Road, Cowley, Oxford with his 45 year old wife and children, Vera 9, born Caversham, Violet 8, born Lowestoft and son Abury 6, born Oxford (the ages are somewhat incorrectly written). In 1911, Sarah, married with four children, was still at Divinity Road, but her husband Vernon is absent. In 1922 he was living at 12 Northcote Road, Isleworth, London. Vernon Allan died at Kingston upon Thames, London on 27 July 1945.

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