LADELL, Richard Foulsham

1851 - 1909

Richard Foulsham Ladell was born at Church Lane, St Saviours, Norwich on 21 June 1851, son of Richard Stephen Ladell (1829-1887), a warehouseman later a collector, and his wife Ann Campling née Foulsham (1830-1905), who married at St Augustine, Norwich on 16 February 1851. Richard was educated at Octagon Chapel School and studied at Norwich School of Art passing his drawing examinations in 1865 and in painting the following year. In 1871, a 19-year-old banker’s clerk, living at Philadelphia Lane, Norwich with his grandmother, 65-year-old Ann Foulsham, his father and mother had departed for Shoreditch, London. Ladell married at Stratton Strawless, Norfolk on 10 July 1878, Mary Louisa Starling (1856-1929), daughter of Edmund Thomas Starling of Ipswich and in 1881, a 29-year-old bank clerk, living at 5 Stevenson Road, Ipswich, with his 24-year-old wife Mary, born at Bradford and two young children, Hugh Marston 1 and newly born Ethel Mary, both born at Ipswich. In 1882 Richard is listed as an exhibitor at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Stevenson Road, Ipswich but no exhibits were found. He had returned to Norwich by July 1883 when he took the licence of 'The Pineapple' public house at St Peter Mancroft and in 1891, a 39-year-old confectionary & brewery agent, living at 60 Pitt Street, Norwich with his 34-year-old wife and four of five, children, keeping three indoor servants. By 1901 they had moved to 50 Unthank Road, Heigham, Norwich and had a confectioner's shop at 22 The Walk, Norwich. Richard Foulsham Ladell died at 50 Unthank Road, Norwich on 24 September 1909, aged 58.