IOW Photographers - Hendicott


Photographer Alfred Hendicott
Active Period 1892 - 1926
Lifespan Born:  c1859   Newport, IOW Died:  1926   County Hospital, IOW
Studio Addresses Known home addresses, possibly used as studios
23 Castle Road, Carisbrooke
6 Catherine Terrace, Newport
4 Hillside Terrace, Newport
Trade History None found to date
Evidence Found
1902+ - estimated date of photo - see below
Examples of
Trade Cards,
Adverts, etc

An example of a Hendicott photo thought to be taken sometime after 1902.
This postcard photo is in faded sepia, but has been converted to greyscale and enhanced to show the subjects more clearly.

Close up of Hendicott's embossed logo and address of Newport IW.

My thanks to Melvyn Wall for submitting the above photograph. Melvyn believes this photo is possibly of a group of Old Volunteers in fancy dress taken at the Drill Hall, Newport, as his wife's grandfather was a horseman in the IW Rifles. This seems plausible as Hendicott was also in the IW Rifles, but any further information would be welcome. 

Family History Alfred Hendicott was born c1859 in Newport. In the 1881 census he was found living at 11 Tannery Place, Carisbrooke, along with his wife, Emily Charlotte from Southampton, their one year old daughter Ada and his widowed mother, Ann. At that time, Alfred was recorded as being a 22 year old unemployed grocer's assistant.

By the time of the 1891 census, Alfred had moved to 23 Castle Road, Carisbrooke, and was now employed as a commercial agent. His family had expanded to include Daisy, Frederick, Lillian and Ivy. His widowed mother must have been living elsewhere at the time, because she died in 1896 at the age of 84.

The first reference to Alfred being a photographer was in 1892 when his daughter Lillian transferred from the Newport Board School to Carisbrooke Infant School. The Carisbrooke School's Admission Register entry for 14 June 1892 records Lillian's father as being Alfred Hendicott, a photographer living at Castle Road, Newport.

It is not known whether Alfred was then working for himself or employed by another photographer. Although the 1901 census records him as being a photographer, Kelly's 1898 Directory simply lists him as a private resident living at 6 Catherine Terrace, Newport.

Alfred Hendicott died in the County Hospital on 15 February 1926 at the age of 67 and was buried in grave V14 at Barton Cemetery. The Burial Register records that he was a photographer, formerly of 4 Hillside Terrace, Newport. Alfred's wife, Emily Charlotte, died in 1942 at the age of 83; having previously been living with her married daughter Ivy Rogers at 8 Hillside Road, Newport.

My thanks to Ann Barrett for discovering the above Carisbrooke Infant School Admission Register entry.

Further Notes "NEWPORT - Old Volunteers death - Sympathy is felt for Mrs HENDICOTT of Hillside Terrace, in the death on Monday at the County Hospital, of her husband Mr Alfred HENDICOTT age 67, who served for many years in the Volunteers and was very well known as a capable photographer"
- IW County Press, 20 Feb 1926.

My thanks to Ann & Les Barrett for supplying the above press cutting.


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