Portrait of Frederick Aldridge

Name: Frederick Aldridge

Burial Number: 1556

Gender: Male

Occupation: Local Artist

Born: 00/00/1850

Died: 12/02/1933

Buried: 18/02/1933


Frederick James Aldridge born 1850 in Worthing to Thomas Aldridge, a Grainer and Writer, and Martha Aldridge a Plain Needlewoman.

Frederick James started painting as a hobby and soon became professional, exhibiting on three occasions at the Royal Academy and 12 occasions at the Suffolk Street Galleries. He painted mostly marine and harbour scenes in oil or watercolour.

In 1871 Frederick is recorded as a Grainer living at Limpsfield with James Steer a Farmer whose daughter named Elizabeth was to marry Frederick in Godstone in April 1873. They lived in Broadwater and had 9 children between 1876 – 1890.

In 1881 the Census shows them living at Warwick Street with Frederick as a Gilder. By 1891 they are living at Richmond Road with Frederick aged 60yrs an Artist.

Frederick opened an art shop in Warwick Street during 1905 which continued to be owned by the Aldridge family until 1965 when it later became known as The Whibley Gallery.

By 1927 Frederick had to stop painting due to his eyesight failing and eventually he became blind, dying at the age of 83yrs in February 1933. He left effects of £18119.18s to two sons, Frederick, advertising agent and John Rutherford, picture dealer.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): reds.degree.tips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Aldridge died 14th June 1930 in her 82nd year "In quietness and Confidence" And of Frederick James her husband died 12th February 1933 in his 83rd year.

Further Information


Name: Frederick James Aldridge

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1850

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /4/1873

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Steer

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/02/1933

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 3: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £18119 18 s 0 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Warwick Place: Thomas James Aldridge 27yrs a Grainer and Writer born Heene, Martha 26yrs Plain Needlewoman, Frederick J 9 months


Staying at Limpsfield with James Steer a Farmer, Frederick is a Grainer, also Elizabeth Steer 22yrs – Fredericks future wife


Living at Warwick Street: Frederick 30yrs a Gilder, Elizabeth 32yrs, and 3 of their children also Sarah Ann Dale 17 gen. Servant born London.


Living at Sliedrecht, Richmond Road: Frederick 40yrs an Artist (marine) and sculptor


Living at Sliedrecht, Richmond Road: Frederick 58yrs Artist Painter employer, Elizabeth 52yrs and 6 of their children.


Living at Richmond Road: Frederick 60yrs Artist, Elizabeth 62yrs. They have had 10 children 1 who had died.


Living at Sliedrecht, 60, Richmond Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Fred James Aldridge
Male 1850 70 Worthing, Sussex, England Artist
Elizabeth Aldridge
Female 1848 72 Limpsfield, Surrey, England Wife
Olive Bertha Aldridge
Female 1884 36 Worthing, Sussex, England Shop Assistant Fine Arts
Gwendoline Mabel Aldridge
Female 1886 34 Worthing, Sussex, England Household Duties

Miscellaneous Information

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