PARROTT, William

1813 - 1900

William Parrott, was born at Parsonage Farm, Aveley, Essex on 23 November and baptised on 6 December 1813, son of William Parrott (1773-11 May 1833) and his wife Anne. A topographical and figure painter in oil and watercolour who was a pupil of engraver John Pye (1782-1874). In 1841, a 27 year old artist, living at the Parsonage Farm, Aveley with his 68 year old widowed mother Ann[e] and several siblings including 32 year old George who ran the farm. Parrott was in Paris 1842-1843 and published twelve Parisian lithographs in 1843, and in Rome 1844-1845. He exhibited 1835-1869 including at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 'Arch of Titus, Rome, Sketch from Nature'. In 1851 he made a tour in Germany and paid frequent visits to Brittany and Normandy and in 1861, a 47 year old unmarried artist, boarding at 14 Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, London, the home of William Maerk, a tailor, with several other boarders. He married at Ampthill, Bedfordshire in 1871, his namesake Martha Parrott, and in that years census, a 57 year old artist with a 49 year old wife Martha, born in Buckinghamshire, living at Denmark Place, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex. In 1881, a 67 year old artist landscape painter, living at Moss Hall Villa, 3 Nether Street, Barnet, London with his 59 year old wife Martha, his 69 year old spinster sister-in-law Eleanor Parrott, 23 year old niece Ellen Parrott, born Manchester and retained two servants and were still at that address in 1891. William was buried at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire on 14 May 1900 and his wife died at 3 Nether Street, North Finchley, London on 14 December 1907.

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