LADBROOKE, Frederick

1810 - 1865

Frederick Ladbrooke was born at 3 Surrey Street, Norwich on 26 November 1810 and baptised at St John Timberhill six days later, youngest son of artist Robert Ladbrooke (c1768-11 October 1842) and his second wife Ann née Dorey (c1770-1828), who married at St Andrews, Norwich on 27 September 1808. A step-brother to John Berney Ladbrooke and a member of the prolific Ladbrooke family of Norfolk artists with whom he trained as a painter. As Master Ladbrooke, Frederick exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists in 1825 'Sketch in Oil' and, as a young man, moved to Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk where he kept company with Edward Robert Smythe during Smythe's Bury period. In 1841, Frederick was living on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund's with a 28-year-old wife Emma, née Westrup (c1808-26 February 1886), who was born at Somersham near Ipswich, and their 7-year-old daughter Louisa, who was baptised at Bury St Edmund's in 1832. Also living in the house were the Westrup family and in 1851 Frederick and family were at the same address on their own account. A rustic painter who exhibited four pictures at the Royal Society of British Artists including ‘The Errand Boy’ and a portrait of the 1st Marquess of Bristol, which was paid for by subscribers and presented to the then Marquess of Bristol, who in turn gave it to the town of Bury St Edmund's. In 1861, an artist who, together with his 50-year-old wife Emma, were lodging at 28 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s, the home of Charlotte Westrup, a baker. Frederick Ladbroke died at Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund's on 7 October 1865 and buried in Bury St Edmund’s cemetery on 12 October 1865, aged 52 [sic] and his wife followed on 26 February 1886, aged 78.

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