HOPSON, Herbert Hammond

1862 - 1939

Herbert Hammond Hopson, was born at Devizes, Wiltshire on 2 November 1862, eldest son of Herbert Hammond Hopson (1927-1911), 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 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.