1844 - 1904

The 'Ipswich Evening Star' of 19 November 1887.
'William Henderson, artist, Newmarket, sued -- Reynolds for 10. 10s., value purchase of picture of a racehorse, which he alleged the defendant ordered from him. The defendant denied, and at once returned the picture unopened - Mr Palmer appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr J. Rogers for the defendant. - His honour gave for the defendant with costs.

Henderson may have been living at Newmarket at this time painting racehorses, the only William Henderson, animal artist, that I have been able to discover within this date, but does not seem to have had any other connection to Newmarket

William Henderson was baptised at Neston, Whitby, Yorkshire on 15 October 1844, second son of William Henderson (1810-1859), a sawyer, and his wife Esther née Tate, who married at Whitby in 1840. In 1851, young William was a 6-year-old, living at Church Street, Whitby with his parents, 41-year-old William and 36-year-old Esther, with an elder brother Robert 9. In 1861 Esther, now a widow, was at the same address with 16-year-old William, a painter, and three boarders. Williiam Henderson studied at Herkomer's Art School but started his working life as a sign and house painter in and around Whitby and was living at Oswy Street, Whitby when he married at St Mary the Virgin, Whitby on 26 December 1869, 24-year-old Sarah Woolner of Paddington, London. In 1881, a 36-year-old 'artist, animal painter', living at Egton, Whitby with his 35-year-old wife Sarah, and their children Arthur 9 and Emma 7, both born at Whitby, William Edwin 5, born at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire and newly born Mildred Amy born in Yorkshire. He exhibited at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and locally. By 1891 the family had moved to Heathwood, Goathland, Whitby with the addition of a 9-year-old son Arthur and where William Henderson died on 15 July 1904, leaving his effects to his widow.


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