HOPSON, Herbert Hammond

1862 - 1939

Herbert Hammond Hopson, was born at Devizes, Wiltshire on 2 November 1862, eldest son of Herbert Hammond Hopson (1827-1911), an engine fitter, and his wife Mary Ann née Gray, who married at Frostended, Suffolk in 1859. In 1871, an 8 year old, living at 3 Gower Street, Ipswich with with his parents, 44 year old Herbert and 37 year old Mary Ann, with siblings Mary Ann 10, Caroline Sarah 6 and Lavinia 3, all born at Devizes they had a further son Thomas James Edward (1874-1971) born at Ipswich. Herbert studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art winning prizes in 1882-1883 and in 1884 won his certificate for perspective, freehand and model drawing and 1st prize in the 'Original Design for Decoration' competition and went on to became a lithographic artist. He married at Hackney, Essex in 1888, Lucy Trew (1864-1907) and in 1891, a 28 year old lithographic artist, living at Rose Cottages, Gipsy Lane, West Ham, Essex with two children Constance Lavinia 1 and newly born Herbert Hammond, both born at West Ham. In 1911, a 48 year old silks artist and a widower, living at 30 Ratcliff Road, Forest Gate, East Ham, London with his two children Constance and 15 year old Rupert He died at 7 St Dunstan's Road, East Ham, Essex in 1939.