FRERE, Laurie

1867 - 1939

Laurie Frere was born at Bloomsbury, London on 15 May 1867, eldest son of Bartle John Laurie Frere (1 November 1814-25 January 1893), an attorney at law and landowner, of Twyford House in Thorley near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire and his second wife Adelaide Ellen née Rowe (1841-1906). Laurie was privately educated at Eton and then went up to Brasenose College, Oxford obtaining a Batchelor of Arts degree in 1888. He married St John the Evangelist's, Red Lion Square, London on 6 January 1894, Maud Mary Newton Poole (1872-30 August 1937), daughter of the numismatist and archaeologist Reginald Stuart Poole and his Australian born wife, Eliza Christiana Forlonge, who married at Paddington on 6 August 1861. An artist in watercolour, having studied in Paris and was also a wood carver and metal worker. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from Edwardstone House, Boxford, Suffolk in 1905 'Horner Water, Somerset' (1061) also showing at the London Salon of the Allied Artists' Association in 1908 'Suffolk River'. In 1911 a 44 year old, living at Edwardstone House with his 39 year old wife Maud, and three of their four children, Phyllis 14, Ursula 12 and Beryl 9 and they retained 7 servants, their only son, Bartle Laurie Stuart (14 March 1895-13 November 1916), who was at Eton, was killed in action in the First World War. Laurie Frere died at Twyford House, Thorley on 17 February 1939.





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