1767 - 1831

James Weatherby was baptised at Great Budworth, Cheshire on 26 March 1767, son of John Weatherby. As an attorney of St Martin le Fields, he married at St Mary's Church, Newmarket on 29 September 1796, 20-year-old Sophia Sarah Thorpe (1776-1824), daughter of Elizabeth Mary and William Thorpe, a grocer of Newmarket, this marriage is also recorded at St Mary's Church, St Martin in the Fields on the same date. As an honorary member he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824-1825 and his painting 'Partridges' was also exhibited at the British Institution from Newmarket in 1824. His wife died at Oxenden Street, London and was buried at St Martin in the Fields on 21 February 1824 and James Wetherby was of Oxenden Street and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 10 June 1831, aged 64, his executor was an Edward Weatherby.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Newmarket
1823 551 Partridges
1824 871 Dead Pheasants