HALES, Thomas

1850 - 1897

Thomas Hammersley Hales, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 19 September 1850, son of James Hales (1810-1861), a mariner, and his wife Scottish born Jane née Hammersley (1811-1877) who married at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft on 7 April 1842. In 1851, a newly born, living at Beach, Lowestoft, Suffolk with his parents, 40 year old James and 40 year old Jane and three siblings, James 6, George 4 and Eliza 2, all born in Lowestoft. He married at St John's Church, Lowestoft on 17 July 1876, Jemima Waters. He exhibited at the Eastern Counties Industrial Exhibition, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich in August 1867 'King Alfred in the Cowherds Hut' and 'Dinnertime' for which he won a certificate of merit, and at the First Exhibition of the Norwich Fine Arts Association at Exchange Street, Norwich in August 1868, all from 116 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was buried in Lowestoft Cemetery on 20 November 1897. There was T. Hales who exhibited two works at the Society of British Artists in 1864, 'On the Lookout' and 'After Work' but this artist would only have been 14 at this time.