PENTNEY, John Thomas

1855 - 1937

John Thomas Pentney, sometimes known as Thomas John Pentney, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk in 1855, son of John Pentney (1829-1861), a brushmaker, and his wife Harriet née Cobb, who married in the Thingoe district of Suffolk in 1852. In 1861, a 5 year old, living at Mustow Street, Bury St Edmund's with his parents, 29 year old John and 30 year old Harriet with his sibling sister Harriet Emma 3. In 1871, a 15 year old printer's apprentice, still living at Mustow Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 38[sic] widowed mother 'a tailoress', and his sister, 13 year old Emma. He married at West Stow, Suffolk on 8 October 1878, Rose Ann Jolly and they had three children. Thomas exhibited at the Bury & Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1881, an oil 'Before the Storm'. In 1891, a 35 year old 'manager of printing & newspaper publishing business' living at Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 34 year old wife Rose Ann, born West Stow, Suffolk and two children, Cecil 3 and Oliver 1, both born in Bury St Edmund's. The family had moved to Huddersfield, Yorkshire by 1895 where John Thomas established a photography studio at 6 South Parade. In 1911, still at 6 South Parade, Huddersfield where 55 year old John Thomas was a photographer with his 54 year old wife Rose Ann and children Florence May 29, Cecil Claud 23 and Oliver Gordon 21, and they took in two boarders. He died at Huddersfield in 1937, aged 81.