FISKE, George Green

1846 - 1932

As George Green Fisk, he was born at Islington, London on 8 November 1846, son of Sarah Ann Fisk née Cooper (1812-24 March 1893), who was born at Haughley, Suffolk. His mother Sarah Ann married at Hintlesham, Suffolk in 1857, Charles Hayward (1821-1 March 1888), a tenant farmer of 237 acres at Laurel Farm, Hintlesham. George married at Hintlesham on 29 September 1869, Eliza Mary Ann Cooper Hayward (1848-May 1900), only daughter of George Hayward and his first wife Sarah Henrietta née Cooper (1808-1857) about this time George added an 'e' to his surname as Fiske. George's stepfather Charles Hayward moved to Stonham Aspal, Suffolk when George took over the running of his Laurel Farm at Hintlesham and in 1881, a farmer of 260 acres at Hintlesham, living with his 32-year-old Hintlesham born wife and seven children, Herbert 10, Mabel 8, Edith 7, Edward 5, William 4, Charles 3 and Kathleen 2, all Hintlesham born. George, when still of Hintlesham, was declared insolvent on 7 March 1882 when he moved to a farm at Creeting All Saints, Needham Market, Suffolk and was farming at Creeting in 1891, with his 42-year-old wife and three of his children, Herbert 20, Mabel 18 and Edith 17. His wife died in 1900 after which he moved to the Red House, Coddenham, Suffolk where he was the local sanitary inspector and was still there in 1911, with his 38-year-old daughter Mabel Henrietta, as his housekeeper, and his 25-year-old son Dudley Richard, a builder and deputy registrar. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1876-1930 and exhibited from Hintlesham in 1881, seven paintings including oils ‘Sherbourn Mill, Manningtree’, 'Erwarton Gateway', 'The Gables, Bergholt' and 'Cottages at Flowton', in 1882 he exhibited eight paintings and in 1883, when a farmer at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, Suffolk, he had on display eleven paintings including oils 'Avenue Hintlesham', 'Moonlight Scene', 'Meet at Stonham Pie Stables', 'Raydon Mill', 'Tired', 'Bit of old Hadleigh', 'Flatford Cottage' and continued to exhibit until 1929, a total of over 88 works, most of the subjects were local landscape views but included in 1890 ‘Cromer’ and ‘Spring Farm Coddenham’. The Ipswich & Colchester Museum Service has his oil of ‘Willie Lott’s Cottage’ which was loaned for the centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974. George also exhibited from Needham Market, at the Woodbridge Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in April 1887, three oils 'Coddenham Crown', 'Lane at Boxford' and 'Goat' and in 1889 at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room at the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge several oil paintings. George Green Fiske died at Hill House, Coddenham on 20 February 1932, aged 85.

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