IRVING, Ernest Copeland

1865 - 1931

Ernest Copeland Field, was born at Ipswich in 1865, son of Maria Susannah Field or Tinsley, who married secondly at Ipswich in 1880, William Irving when her children took the surname of Irving. In 1881, as Ernest Copeland Field, a 15 year old apprentice woollen draper, living at 7 Great Whip Street, Ipswich with his 47 year old step-father William, a millstone manufacturer, his 42 year old mother Maria, with siblings Clara M. 16, born Essex, Jane L. 14, born Ipswich, with three Fuisley step-children William 11, May 8 and Nora 3, all Ipswich born. In 1880, he won a certificate at prize for freehand drawing at the Ipswich School of Science & Art. He married at St Matthew Kingsdown, Bristol on 6 September 1902, May Tinsley and in 1911, a 46 year old signal engineer, living at 8 Aldermary Road, Bromley, Kent with his 38 year old Ipswich born wife May and their four children, Ernest Douglas 7, Evelyn May 5, Elsie Nora 3 and newly born Emily May, all born at Bromley. He was of Cardon, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, Kent when he died at King's College Hospital, Camberwell, Surrey on 7 May 1931, leaving a widow May.