MAY, William

1794 - 1849

William May

William May, was baptised at Playford, Ipswich on 6 July 1794. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1834, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. In 1841, a merchant, living in Norwich Road, Ipswich and was Mayor of Ipswich 1842/3. William, a merchant and an Ipswich Dock commissioner, died at Ipswich on 2 May and was buried at Tacket Street Congregational church, Ipswich on 5 May 1849, aged 54, and his will 'William May, Merchant of Ipswich, Suffolk' was proven on 5 June 1849.