LEFTWICH, George Robert

1846 - 1929

George Robert Leftwich was born on 15 September and baptised at Westminster, London on 23 November 1846, son of George Leftwich (11 June 1810-2 February 1885) and his wife Mary née Spencer, (c1820-31 July 1885), who married at Bloomsbury, London on 1 July 1839. In 1861, George was a 14-year-old, living at 4 Tufnell Park, Islington, London with his 50-year-old father George, an ice merchant, and 41-year-old mother Mary, and siblings Ralph Winnington 12, Mary Maude 10, Ralph Wilbraham 8, Alice Marion 6, Charles Harcourt 4 and two newly born Amy Gertrude and Frank Vernon, a 17-year-old elder brother William was absent. In 1871, they were living at Bloomfield Villas, Carleton Road, Islington, London when George was a 24-year-old art student & figure painter, and they were still there ten years later when young George is described as an 'artist'. By 1891, George was a 44 year old married artist, living at Boston Lane, Hanwell, Brentford, Middlesex with a 32 year old wife Emily Ethel née Dimmick, born Frome, Somerset and their two children Marjory Ethel 3, born Carshalton and Nigel George 1, born Richmond, Surrey and in 1901, a 54 year old 'artist figure painter', living at Rosebank, Cherry Hinton, Newmarket, Suffolk with wife Emily and four more children Dorothy Emily 9 and Sybil Adela 7, both born at Uxbridge, with Alice Louise 5 and Spencer Dymock 1 both born in Cambridgeshire. George Robert Leftwich died at The Priory, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire on 25 February 1929.

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