c.1838 - 1924

Edwin Seamer, was born at Hornsey, Middlesex about 1838, son of Thomas Seamer (c1795-1 April 1881), silk manufacturer, of Stamford Hill, London and his wife Susan (c1803-3 November 1887), who was born at Barrow in Suffolk. Edwin married at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 23 May 1863, Jane Elizabeth Hardwicke and in 1871, a 33 year old druggist's assistant, living at 35 Well Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 32 year old wife Jane, a son Hubert St John 7 and a daughter Ethelwyn Jane 2, both born in Bury St Edmund's. He exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882, three pen and ink drawings 'Portrait', 'The Winnower' and 'French Fair'. In 1891, a 53 year an assistant to a surgeon, still at Well Street, with his wife and three children including Ethelwyn and now Ernest Hardwicke 19 and Hilda Evelyn 11. His wife died at Uckfield, Sussex in 1900 and in 1911 he had retired and was living at The Cedars, East Bergholt, Suffolk with a son and two daughters. He died at The Cedars, East Bergholt on 8 March 1924, aged 86.