HOPSON, Herbert Hammond

1862 - 1939

Herbert Hammond Hopson was born at Devizes, Wiltshire on 2 November 1862, eldest son of Herbert Hammond Hopson (27 January 1827-1911), an engine fitter, and his wife Mary Ann née Gray (1831-December 1914), who married at Frostenden, Suffolk in 1859. In 1871, young Herbert was an 8-year-old, living at 3 Gower Street, Ipswich 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. Young Herbert studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art winning prizes in 1882-1883 and in 1884 won his certificate for perspective, freehand and model drawing and first prize in the 'Original Design for Decoration' competition and went on to become a lithographic artist. He married at Hackney, Essex in 1888, Ipswich born Lucy Cundy Trew (1859-1907), 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, born 18 December 1890, both 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 of his children Constance and 15-year-old Rupert. Herbert Hammond Hopson died at 7 St Dunstan's Road, East Ham, Essex in 1939.