PASCOE, William

1819 - 1892

Born at East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon on 8 August 1819, his birth was recorded by the minister at How Street Baptist church, son of William Pascoe, a carver and gilder, and his wife Elizabeth. An animal and equestrian painter making his living by taking commissions from horse owners and travelled around the West Country, his work includes 'Shire Horses' dated Richmond 1845 and a 'Portrait of a Devonshire Bull', dated 29 December 1855. He married at Charles the Martyr Church, Plymouth in 1862, Sarah Jane Rogers and moved to East Anglia where their son William Claude Lorraine (1867-1961) was born at Rose Cottage, Mill Hill, Newmarket on 25 December 1867, and a second son, Edward Albert was born at Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire in 1869. He painted several pictures during this period including a study of a blue and white greyhound with a hare, dated 1863, 'Hippia and a Bay Filly in a Stable' inscribed 'Newmarket' July 1867, and J.D.Wragg's 'Favourites'. In 1871, a 51 year old animal painter & gilder living at 2 East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, with his 30 year old wife Sarah, a 9 year old daughter Rosa J. R. and two sons 3 year old William Claude Lorraine and 1 year old Edwin A and a Rosa Jane Rogers, who was born at Plymouth in 1862. The family then moved to 46 Grant Road, Battersea, London where Sarah Jane died in 1876, aged 34, and in 1879 William married again at Wandsworth Registry Office, 22 year old Charlotte Filmer (1859-1944) and in 1881, a 54 year old animal & landscape painter living at 45 Tunbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent with his 22 year old wife Charlotte, born Peckham Rye, 11 year old Edwin and his 17 year old sister-in-law Annie Filmer. They emigrated to the United States of America arriving in New York on the 'Persian Monarch' in October 1883. In America he carried on his painting, following the racing circuit, and where he had a further daughter, Ida, born at Covington, Kentucky in 1884. He travelled widely in America; at Lexinton where his painting included 'The King' (1884) for owner Judge H. M. Whitehead and in Kentucky including 'King Alfonso' (1884) for A. J. Alexander also had commissions in Chigago, Long Island, Saratoga and Covington, but on returning to England seems to have been in poor financial situation in 1890, when requesting financial aid from the 3rd Earl of Morley. In 1891, was living in lodgings at 23 Clifton Street, Brighton, Sussex, with wife Charlotte and daughter Ida. He died at 8 Pentonville Road, Brighton on 31 December 1892. and in 1901 Charlotte and Ida were living at 3 Hazelwood Terrace, Herne Bay, Kent. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1842 'View on the Caddiver River, Dartmoor' and at The British Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts 'View of Gretton Bridge, near Launceston of the River Tamar, Cornwall' exhibiting in both of the two following years. The picture of J. D. Wragg's 'Favourites' has inscribed on the canvas 'by E. W. Roscoe of Newmarket and Chesterton Road, Cambridge. July 1869' and maybe a different artist but I have found no other at Cambridge and William did occasionally call himself Edwin William.

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