WILLIAMSON, Alfred David

1868 - 1934

Alfred David Williamson was born at Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland on 2 August 1868, son of Robert Williamson, meat factory commissioner, and his wife Margaret née Low who married at Skene, Aberdeen, Scotland on 20 July 1864. In 1891, Alfred was a 22-year-old electrical engineer, living at 26 Alwyne Road, Islington with his parents, 53-year-old Robert and 52-year-old Mary [sic], with siblings Robert L. 26 and John 24, all born in Scotland. Alfred married at All Saints' Church, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire on 28 July 1898, Ethel Mary Watson (16 March 1873-4 August 1963), daughter of George Scarr Watson, their daughter was Aline Williamson. In 1901, they were living at The Dale, Hathersgate, Derbyshire, and by 1911 Alfred was an electrical manufacturer, living at Broomhill, Woodbridge, Suffolk and in 1921 was living at Lindrick Close, Woodsetts, Worksop, Nottinghamshire but they returned to live at Woodbridge. A watercolour landscape painter and etcher and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1928-1933 and exhibited from Broomhill, Woodbridge in 1930, five watercolours 'River Deben, Woodbridge', 'Seckford Street, Woodbridge', 'St Peter's Church, Ipswich', 'Glover's Yard, Woodbridge' and 'Barge Repairs, Ipswich', an etching 'Coddenham' and a pencil 'Brandon Bridge', and in 1932 exhibited five watercolours 'Tide Mill and Granary, Woodbridge', 'Dedham Church from Sun Yard', 'Woodbridge Tide Mill and Ferry', 'Barges in Woodbridge Dock' and a dry point 'Barge, Dover Castle, Woodbridge', and in 1933 a further five watercolours 'Monks Eleigh Mill, Suffolk', 'Kersey, Suffolk', 'Westhall Mill, Suffolk', 'Woodbridge Tide Mill' and 'Great Bealings Church, Suffolk', in all he exhibited some twenty-three works, mostly local views. Alfred David Williamson was of Broomhill, Woodbridge when he died at Armstrong Nursing Home, Aberdeen on 9 October 1934, aged 66. In 1937, his wife as Mrs Williamson, and daughter Aline were still living at Broomhill, Woodbridge but his wife Ethel was of Mount Pleasant, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge when she died at Brooke House Nursing Home, Henley Road, Ipswich in 1963.

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