1844 - 1918

John Flatman was born at Newmarket, Suffolk in 1844, third child and second son of Elnathan [Nat] Flatman (181020 August 1860), the famous Newmarket jockey, and his wife Susan née Wright (1813-16 April 1899), who married at Mickleham, Surrey on 24 November 1837. In 1851, John was a 7-year-old scholar, living at Shag End, Wood Ditton, Newmarket with his parents, 40-year-old Elnathan, born at Holton, Suffolk and 38-year-old Susan, born at Wereham, Norfolk, together with siblings Ellen 11, Nathaniel 9, Nancy 4, Phillis Sarah 3 and newly born William, all born in Cambridgeshire. Articled to architect John Francis Clark (1816-1898), who was a judge at the Jockey's Club meetings and by 1871, Flatman was a 27-year-old architect, living on his own account at Bedford Row, Holborn, London. He married at Newmarket in 1881, Alice Pledger (26 March 1864-1962) and in 1881, a 36-year-old artist animal painter, living at Queen Street, Newmarket All Saints, Suffolk with his 19 [sic] year-old Newmarket born wife Alice and their newly born daughter Alice. In 1891, a 47-year-old architect & surveyor, living at Orlando Villa, Rous Road, Newmarket with his wife and now five children, Alice, Gladys 9, Sybil 5, John 2 and newly born Elsie all born at Newmarket and ten years later was still at the same address with the addition of three more daughters. John Flatman died at Orlando Villa, Rous Road, Newmarket, Suffolk on 1 August 1918. Newmarket is on the border with Cambridgeshire, and it is sometimes listed in that county. 'Sporting Life' of 20 November 1886 notes him as a Newmarket artist.

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