MILNES, William Henry

1865 - 1957

William Henry Milnes, was born at Northgate, Wakefield on 22 October 1865 but baptised at Wakefield All Saints on 1 August 1869, son of William Henry Milnes, a master printer, and his wife Elizabeth née Wood, who married at Wakefield in 1854. William studied at Antwerp Academy and South Kensington School of Art, London and in 1891, a 25 year old art student, lodging at 64 Harwood Road, Fulham. He married at Hampstead, London in 1897, Georgina Marion Jameson (27 November 1871-1 May 1950) and in 1901, an art master at Walthamstow School of Art, living at 798 High Road, Tottenham, London with his 29 year old wife and two children, William Henry Goodenough 3 and Kathleen Mabel 1 [q.v.]. In 1905, art master at Coventry School of Art, living at 7 Middlesborough Road, Coventry with a third child Violet Marion 6, all born in London. An Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1899 and of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1906 and exhibited 1898-1938 from London 1898, Coventry 1905, Polstead, Suffolk 1927 and Oxted, Surrey 1935 and exhibited six works at the Royal Academy 1898-1902 including ‘Approach to a Yorkshire Village’ and ‘A Norfolk Bridge’. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1932 from Polstead, and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club 1927-1936, from The Old Forge, Polstead, Suffolk, in 1927 six pictures, two etching 'Wyenenhoe, Essex' and 'An Essex Barn' and four watercolours 'The Taw', 'A Bit of North Devon', 'Towards Cancel, Brittany' and 'Westward Ho', in 1933 he had five watercolours on show 'A Bit of Dorset', 'The Pond, Polstead', 'Along the East Coast', 'Towards Poole, Dorset' and 'Wye Valley, near Rhayader' but in 1935, he exhibited from The Old Cottage, Broadham Green, Oxted, Surrey two pictures 'Dorset towards Poole' and a watercolour 'Porch, Nayland Church'. In 1939, an artist, living at Star Inn House, Sheep Street, North Cotswold, Gloucestershire with his wife Georgina and daughter Kathleen Mabel [q.v.]. The family later moved to Plough Cottage, Ashton-under-Hill, Evesham, Worcestershire where his wife died on 1 May 1950, aged 78 and William followed on 6 March 1957, aged 91.





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