GROSS, Charles

1813 - 1894

Charles Gross, was baptised at St Helen's Church, Ipswich on 24 November 1813, son of Charles Gross (1779-10 April 1859), solicitor, and his wife Maria née Catt, who married at St Lawrence Church, Ipswich on 10 September 1810. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1834, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.] and in 1841, was living at Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. He resigned as the Ipswich Town Surveyor in 1843 and, as of Bramford, near Ipswich he married at Halifax, Yorkshire on 22 September 1843, 21 year old Elizabeth (1822-1877), second daughter of Robert Gill Ranson of Ipswich. In 1851, a 37 year old government surveyor & poor law auditor, living at South Street, Cambridge Terrace, Greenwich, Kent with his 29 year old wife Elizabeth and three children, Alice 4, born Brandeston, Suffolk, Charles Arthur 2, born Leicester and a newly born unnamed daughter, born Greenwich. He had several more children born in various towns but his wife died at Dartford in 1877 and in 1881, Charles was a widower and retired civil servant, living at Kensington Villa, St Mildreds Road, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent. He died at 11 Probyn Road, Tulse Hill, Surrey on 7 August 1894, aged 80.