HARE, George William

1808 - 1866

George William Hare was born at Sandgate, Kent and baptised at Folkestone, Kent on 6 July 1808, son of John and Sarah Hare. At the age of twenty-one, on 7 December 1829 George was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools, as a painter. He married at St Pancras Old Church, London on 10 March 1835, Catherine [Kitty] née Potter. In 1851, a 41-year-old artist, living at Berners Street, Ipswich with his 36-year-old wife Catherine, born Worton, Wiltshire and their children, Sarah 15, born at St Pancras, Catherine 11, born at Marylebone, both in London, together with his 76-year-old father John, born in Lincolnshire. In 1859 George applied for a passport to travel to the USA and sailed the following year for Adams, Illinois. George William Hare died at Quincy, Adams, Illinois on 29 September 1866.