HAMMOND, Charles Eaton

1819 - 1912

Charles Eaton Hammond

Charles Eaton Hammond was baptised at St Mary’s church, Newmarket, Suffolk on 15 December 1819, eldest of the eight children of Charles Hammond (1783-19 April 1837), bank proprietor, and his wife Ellen née Wilson (c.1800-1862), who married at St Mary the Virgin, Eccles, Lancashire on 15 December 1818. Young Charles married at Thorpe Arnold in Leicestershire on 1 July 1847, Emily Law Hammond, née Plumpton Wilson, second daughter of Revd Plumpton Wilson (1800-1876), rector of Thorpe Arnold. In 1861, a 41-year-old banker, living at Bank House, High Street, Newmarket with his 32-year-old wife Emily, born Shepton Mallet with two sons and two daughters including Emily Blanche Hammond, a further daughter Margaretta Ruth Hammond was born in 1864, and they retained four indoor servants. His wife Emily, died on 19 July 1878, aged 50. A watercolour landscape artist and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1890, who exhibited nine works from Newmarket, Suffolk, in 1884 two watercolours 'In the City of York' and 'Burnham Beeches', in 1885 two watercolours 'Near Hastings' and 'Bootham, York' and exhibited a further five works 1886-1889. He also wrote a volume of poems 'Some Verses by Charles Eaton Hammond' (1907). In 1905 Hammond's Bank was merged into Barclays and Charles Eaton Hammond, a retired bank manager, died at Newmarket on 17 October 1912, aged 92. A sketchbook of about 24 watercolours ‘Christmas 1911’, depicting views at Cromer, Norfolk 1868-1871, was offered at auction in 2002 (unsold).

Children of Charles Eaton Hammond and Emily Law Wilson
Emily Blanche Hammond (1848–1930)
Ellen Agnes Hammond (1852–)
Charles Edward Hammond (1857–1933)
Henry Lewis Hammond (1859–1923)
Margaretta Ruth Hammond (1864–1895)