1812 - 1864

William Elliston, was born at Ipswich on 3 August and baptised at St Matthews Church, Ipswich on 14 August 1812, son of William Elliston and his wife Mary Ann née Finch. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1834, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. He married at St Nicholas church, Ipswich on 12 December 1837, Amelia Bowman. In 1851, a 38 year old MRCS and general practitioner, living at Manor House, St Peter's Street, Ipswich with his 35 year old wife Amelia and five children, Robert Bowman 12, William Alfred 10, George Sampson 6, Amelia Mary 4 and Alice Jane 1, all born in Ipswich. William died at Ipswich on 12 January and was buried at St Peter's church, Ipswich on 18 January 1864.