ABLITT, Edward

1809 - 1866

Edward Ablitt, was born at Ipswich on 17 February and baptised at St Lawrence Church, Ipswich on 24 February 1809, son of Edward Ablitt (1779-1828) and his wife Elizabeth née Norris, who married at St Lawrence Church on 16 October 1803. An Ipswich Freeman and a founder member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists in 1832, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. In 1851, an unmarried 42 year old 'fund holder & house proprietor', lodging at Carr Street, Ipswich, the home of 57 year old widower William Haxell, master dyer. Edward exhibited at the 4th exhibition of the Suffolk Fine Art Association in 1853. He died at Ipswich in 1866, aged 57.