PORTER, John Patterson

1825 - 1905

John Patterson Porter is noted as an artist at Halesworth in the Ipswich Journal of 28 September 1867, but he was actually a photographer. He was born at Ecclestone cum Chorley, Lancashire in 1925 and in 1855 he married a Yoxford, Suffolk girl, Charlotte Ann[e] Bailey (1933-1905) and they had children born at Great Dunmow, Essex in 1860 and Halesworth in 1865. In 1881 they were living at Bungay Road, Halesworth, Suffolk when John was a photographer and Charlotte a boot & shoe dealer,with their eight children, the youngest seven all being born at Halesworth. Charlotte later became a boarding house keeper at Lowestoft, where she died, and John died at Chorlton, Lancaster in the same year 1905. No paintings have been noted by this probable 'photographic artist'.