Children of Emma Lindsay and Henry Richardson Procter

01. Margaret Lindsay Procter

1877-11-03 b. York, Yorkshire GRO index; censuses; Mount School admission register; 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1881 living at 23 Washington Ter., Tynemouth, Northumberland, with her family and two general servants TNA: RG 11/5082 f6 p6
1891 of Otterburn Villas, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, living with her uncle and aunt Edmund and Alice Procter, and their family TNA: RG 12/4219 f70 p9
1893-01-30 applied for admission to the Mount School, York Mount School admission register
1894-08/1895-06 of Leeds; at the Mount School, York Mount School admission register; The Mount School, York. List of Teachers and Scholars 17841816, 18311906. 1906, York: Sessions
1901 living at Thornleigh, Ilkley, Yorkshire, with her family, a cook, a housemaid, and a visiting Mary Watson RG 13/4066 f53 p18
1905-03-11 exhibiting, with other Northern Artists, at the Leeds Art Gallery:

The tower in Miss Margaret L. Procter's "Castello at Rapallo" (241) is very sturdy and real in effect; the sky, which wants greater coherence of design, is the weak feature of the drawing.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1911 painter and artist, at home, living in 13 rooms at Rowengarth, Ben Rhydding, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, with her family and two domestic servants RG14PN26023 RG78PN1505 RD491 SD4 ED7 SN202
1939-09-29 incapacitated private me[...], of 4 Ford Park Road, Plymouth, in a household of five, headed by a William Higman; appears to be a lodger there 1939 England and Wales Register
1940-04-09 of 4 Ford Park-road, Mutley, Plymouth, Devon; d. Plymouth RD GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1940-07-04 will proved at Wakefield by John Clifford Procter, architect; effect £5404 9s. 2d. National Probate Calendar


02. John Clifford Procter, FRIBA, MC

1882 Q3 b. Acomb, Yorkshire GRO index; censuses
1891 scholar, living at 38 Percy Park, Tynemouth, Northumberland, with his family, his aunt Annie Watson, a cook, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/4230 f7 p18
1896/1899 at Bootham School Edgar B. Collinson (1935) Bootham School Register, 2nd edition, Scarborough: Old York Scholars' Association
  educated at the University of Leeds; various exams of Royal Inst. of British Architects Collinson (1935)
1901 living at Thornleigh, Ilkley, Yorkshire, with his family, a cook, a housemaid, and a visiting Mary Watson TNA: RG 13/4066 f53 p18
1905-03-11 exhibiting, with other Northern Artists, at the Leeds Art Gallery:

A smart little chalk drawing, "An Alien" (176), by Mr. J.C. Procter, deserves note" . . .

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1907 Ashpitel preizeman Collinson (1935)
1908-07-04 ARIBA; joint designer of the arch in Leeds City Square Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1911 architect, own account, living in 13 rooms at Rowengarth, Ben Rhydding, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, with his family and two domestic servants RG14PN26023 RG78PN1505 RD491 SD4 ED7 SN202
1912-02-23

In Leeds last night, Mr. John C. Procter said that row after row of exactly similar working-class dwellings was bound to be depressing, and to stifle mentally and crush the latent individuality of their inhabitants.

Yorkshire Evening Post, 1912-02-24
1914/1919 army service; Capt. and Adj. 13th Bn Gloucestershire Regt, service in France and Flanders, MC, mentioned in despatches Collinson (1935)
1918-03-08 T./Capt. Glouc. R.; awarded the Military Cross The London Gazette
1918-09-24 Capt. and Adjt, the Gloucestershire Regiment, on active service, B.E.F.; m. Marguerite Isobel Caroline Senior (1890–1941, b. Dewsbury RD, elder daughter of Charles Senior, of The Red Gables, Morecambe), at St Michael's pc, Maidstone, by licence GRO index; parish register; Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1918-09-26 [which gives the bride's name as Daisy Senior]
1920-03-13 architect, of 62 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1920-11-13

Mr. John C. Procter, A.R.I.B.A., M.C., has been elected president of the Leeds and West Yorkshire Architectural Society. He is the son of Professor Procter, of Leeds University.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1921-10-14

An amusing and candidly critical speech was made by Mr. John C. Procter to the members of the Leeds School of Art Sketching Club, in opening their annual exhibition. Mr. Procter, who is president of the Leeds and West Yorkshire Architectural Society, judged the exhibits this morning and distributed prizes this afternoon. [article continues . . . ]

Yorkshire Evening Post
Children: Paula Cantrell (1924–2000, b. Poole, Dorset) and John Richardson (1926–1987, b. Wharfedale RD) GRO index; Kathleen Hall and Chris Hall, eds (2001) Sidcot School. Register of Old Scholars 1808–1998. Sidcot Old Scholars' Association
1927-01-24 had won second premium, £300, in the architectural competitions for designs for the new Leeds University buildings Birmingham Daily Gazette, 1927-01-25
1928-02-04 of 40 Clarendon Road, Leeds; in partnership with F.L. Charlton Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1929/1930 living with his wife at 40 Clarendon Road, Leeds, Yorkshire electoral registers
1930-08-09 with F.L. Charlton, has designed the new Devonshire Hall, a hostel for 140 Leeds University students; "it is a good example of the successful adaptation of the Tudor style to modern requirements." Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1931 living with his wife at 40 Clarendon Road, Leeds; a Euphemia Hall also registered there electoral register
1933-01-19 had designed the Pathological Institute of the Leeds Medical School; has designed the interior of the new BBC studio in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, converted from the old Friends' meeting-house Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1933-05-01

This week, as listeners may have noted, Mr. Procter has been able to test the effectiveness of his decoration of the Leeds talks studio for himself. On Monday he gave a talk from the studio in the "Happy the man. . ." series, and a "Yorkshire Post" representative, remembering with what care he had designed this little talks studio to make the speaker feel at home, asked whether the warm, cheerful decorations had conquered the fears of the microphone for him.

"It was a terrifying experience," said Mr. Procter shortly. . .

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1933-05-03
1933-05-04 also now acting as decorative consultant for the new BBC studios at Bristol Yorkshire Evening Post, with photo
1934-03-22 has designed a block of 41 flats for the newly-formed Leeds Housing Trust, Limited, to be erected in a site in East Street Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1934-11-08 article by him in the paper, on 'The Architects Build Themselves a Home' Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1935 architect, of 40 Clarendon Road, Leeds 2; member of Council and past President West Yorks. Society of Architects; member of the Board of Architectural Education of the Architects' Registration Council of the UK; chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leeds College of Art; member of committee of Leeds City Art Gallery; hobbies—as a younger man—rock-climbing and mountaineer; now—branches of Art other than architecture Collinson (1935)
1935-09-30 present at the official opening of the new block of flats Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1935-10-01, with photo
1935-12-16 architect, co-executor of his younger brother's will National Probate Calendar; The London Gazette, 1935-12-20
1936-02-13 has been asked by the Leeds Town Planning and Improvements Committee to prepare plans for the treatment of Victoria Square Leeds Mercury
1937-06-30 has been appointed by the Leeds Libraries and Arts Committee to advise and prepare drawing for alterations and extensions to the City Art Gallery Leeds Mercury
1937-12-07 chairman of the board of governors of the Leeds College of Art Leeds Mercury
1938-03-25 has designed a new Civic Centre building for Leeds Yorkshire Evening Post
1939-09-29 architect, MC, FRIBA, living with his wife and son at 40 Clarendon Rd, Leeds 1939 England and Wales Register (TNA: RG 101)
1940-07-04 architect; executor of his sister's will National Probate Calendar
1941-08-20 of 40 Clarendon-road, Leeds; d. at The Peacocks, Outgate, Lancashire GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Bootham

Obituary

MR. JOHN C. PROCTER

Notable Architectural Work in Leeds

Mr. John C. Procter, of Leeds, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a past president of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects, died suddenly yesterday.

Mr. Procter was one of the leading architects of the West Riding, and few modern architects have played a more prominent part in the re-designing of their own cities than Mr. Procter had in Leeds, where he practised for many years.

He was a son of Emeritus Professor H.R. Procter, who at one time was in charge of the Leather Industries Department of the University of Leeds. He was educated at Bootham School, York, and at Leeds University, and received his architectural training with Mr. W.H. Thorp, of Leeds, and Mr. Paul Waterhouse, a president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, who was architect to Leeds University.

Mr. Procter was decoration consultant to the B.B.C. for their studios in London and Bristol. In Leeds building design he was responsible for the Institute of Pathology, Medical School Extensions, and the Devonshire Hall Men's Hostel and Oxley Hall hostel of the University, as well as the new Students' Union building.

New Civic Centre

Besides these important single commissions Mr. Procter's most active occupation was in domestic architecture. His name became known to the general public when schemes involving radical changes in the appearance and uses of certain parts of the centre of Leeds were set on foot by the Corporation.

In 1936 his design was adopted for remodelling Victoria Square, in front of the Town Hall; and in the following year work began to his design on the adjoining vacant land which is now known as Headrow Garden, between the City Art Gallery and The Headrow, to which the city's War Memorial was transferred from City Square.

In Mr. Procter's hands also was placed the designing of a new civic centre for Leeds, with a frontage facing over the Headrow Garden, from the Art Gallery. His scheme for a civic centre was described in "The Architect and Building News" as "a step in advance of anything which has been achieved in the 'municipal building' category for many years."

Among other important buildings in Yorkshire which Mr. Procter designed was a Hall of Residence for Students of the University of Sheffield.

His Own Memorial

Mr. Procter's brother, Mr. Ernest Procter, A.R.A., husband of an equally noted artist, Mrs. Dod Procter, died six years ago. The family had a long connection with Yorkshire, and Mr. Ernest Procter once wrote in an amusing letter to "The Yorkshire Evening Post" that the earliest member of the family whom he knew to have settled in Yorkshire was Sir Stephen Procter, "who in Henry VIII.'s time pulled down Fountains Abbey, but had the good taste to build Fountains Hall."

Mr. John Procter has left his own memorial in the city in which he lived and worked, through designs for the remodelling of a large part of the city centre. The crown will be set on his work when the great new civic centre, which he planned, is built, as we hope it will be, in the post-war years.

Mr. Procter served in the last war, and was awarded the Military Cross.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1941-08-21, with photo
1941-08-22

Death of Leeds Architect

From Our Correspondent

AMBLESIDE, Friday

A verdict that he took his life while the balance of his mind was disturbed was recorded at the inquest at Outgate, Hawkshead, on Mr. John C. Procter, aged 60, the eminent Leeds architect.

Mr. Procter was on holiday in the Lake District, staying at The Peacocks, Outgate, with his family, for a fortnight. He was about as usual on Tuesday evening. Next morning he was found hanging in an old washhouse which he used as a joiner's shop.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 1941-08-23
1941-11-03 will proved at Wakefield by Marguerite Isobel Caroline Procter, widow, Frederick Webster Bell, solicitor, and William Armitage Ledgard, architect; effects £25,666 6s. National Probate Calendar


03. Ernest Procter, ARA

1886-05-22 b. Tynemouth, Northumberland GRO index; censuses; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
1891 living at 38 Percy Park, Tynemouth, Northumberland, with his family, his aunt Annie Watson, a cook, and a housemaid TNA: RG 12/4230 f7 p18
1899/1902 at Bootham school Edgar B. Collinson (1935) Bootham School Register, 2nd edition, Scarborough: Old York Scholars' Association
1901 living at Thornleigh, Ilkley, Yorkshire, with his family, a cook, a housemaid, and a visiting Mary Watson TNA: RG 13/4066 f53 p18 double counted
student, boarder, of the Friends' School, 51 Bootham, York, Yorkshire TNA: RG 13/4437 f6 p4
1903-01-31 a drawing of his, from a photograph, reproduced in print The Sphere
1905-03-11 exhibiting, with other Northern Artists, at the Leeds Art Gallery:

The subject of Mr. Ernest Procter's "Tyne at North Shields" (241) is very cleverly and effectively managed.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
c. 1905/1906 enrolled at Leeds Art School Oxford DNB
 

"I lived in Leeds from the age of six to nine, then at Ilkley, and was at school at Bootham, York. I went to the School of Art in Leeds, where I learned much from the head, the late Mr. Haywood Rider, with whom I used to attend the local auctions of antiques.

"Then I studied at Newlyn (Cornwall) and in Paris. I have frequently since exhibited in Leeds, but with the exception of Mr. Fulford, of Headingley Castle, and one or two others, who bought a number of my earlier water-colours, and an early portrait of my father at the University, I have not received £10 worth of encouragement from Leeds buyers from that day to this."

Yorkshire Evening Post, 1932-04-23
1907-05-19 of Ben Rhydding Frank and Mary Pollard visitors' book
  studied art at the Stanhope Forbes Art School in Newlyn, before entering the Atelier Colarossi, in Paris Collinson (1935); Oxford DNB
1908-03-19 exhibiting in the Northern Artists' show at Leeds Art Gallery:

Mr. Ernest Procter's "The Shambles, York" (136), is a really strong drawing, showing power in composition, and good in colour. The artist's line has remarkable energy, and this helps to give a strong, masculine effect to his draughtsmanship.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
1909-03-19 exhibited 'In the Cold' at the Opie Memorial Gallery, Newlyn Cornishman, 1909-03-25
c. 1910/1911 got to know Doris Shaw while they were both at the Atelier Colarossi Oxford DNB
1911 painter artist, own account, living in 13 rooms at Rowengarth, Ben Rhydding, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, with his family and two domestic servants RG14PN26023 RG78PN1505 RD491 SD4 ED7 SN202
1912-04-09 artist, of Paul, Cornwall; m. Doris Margaret Shaw (1892–1972, artist, of S. Buryan, b. Hampstead, London, d. of Frederick C. and Eunice Mary (Richards) Shaw), at Paul pc, after banns marriage certificate; GRO index; Oxford DNB
  travelled to Paris and Versailles for their honeymoon Oxford DNB
  the couple returned to Newlyn, where they rented Dunton House
Child: Willmott Ayton (1913 – ?), b. Penzance RD GRO index
1913 Ernest and Dod had their first joint exhibition of watercolours at the Fine Art Society in London Oxford DNB
1914-03-20 exhibited for 'Show Day' at Newlyn:

Mr. Ernest Procter is clever in technique and refreshing in his work. His fine canvas of a view from the Terrace of Versailles is very striking in effect, and convincing in its bold suggestiveness. The cloud effect is especially fine, and full of sunlight.

Western Morning News
1915-10-19 gave evidence at the inquest on Isidore Montague Peartree, at Sheffield:

Ernest Procter, artist, of Gwnvas Villa, Newlyn, said he had known deceased ever since he came to Red House, but had only been intimately friendly with him for about a year. He last saw him alive on Thursday at about 10.30 p.m. at Sheffield. Deceased had dined with witness that evening, and witness walked home with him as far as Sheffield. Deceased appeared then to be much as usual and fairly cheerful. He said he was afraid of not sleeping well that night, and that if he could not sleep he would take a dose of veronal. Witness advised him not to take it as he had had a particularly large dose the night before. Deceased asked witness to lunch with him on Sunday.

Did he say he had taken a large dose the night before?—Yes. He did not say how much, but he was very sleepy all the next morning.

Did he take out sufficient veronal for one night only or enough for a long time?—I cannot tell you.

He did not say what he considered a large dose?—No.

There was nothing in his condition to alarm you?—No.

You did not see him again until Sunday?—I went up to his house about 11.30 on Sunday with my wife and found Mr. Munnings outside the premises. The house was locked up. Mr. Munnings said he had been there the previous day, when the house was locked, so I thought I had better go and see if there was anything the matter. I got a ladder and climbed in at the end window, went through the house, and went to his bedroom, where I found him unconscious in bed. I went down and told Mr. Munnings about it, and we tried to wake Mr. Peartree, but could not. Mr. Munnings went for Dr. Branwell on my bicycle and I stayed with Mr. Peartree until the doctor came about an hour later. The doctor stayed some time and left about 3.15 p.m. He came back about 5.30.

Witness, continuing, said he stayed at the house all the time, and deceased died during the doctor's second visit. Deceased never recovered consciousness. Witness noticed a saucer near the bed, containing a white powder, and there was an empty glass which had contained milk standing on the table near the bed. There was also an empty box, which had contained cachets of veronal, and a tube of adaline. He had never heard deceased say he ever took adaline. He did not know of anything which might have particularly upset him, except some rumours which had been circulated about his being an enemy spy.

That was cleared up some two weeks ago?—Yes, but it made him sleepless. He was a very excitable man.

Questioned by the foreman, witness said there were no outward signs of deceased's habit of taking drugs. Witness added that deceased appeared to have gone to be in a perfectly ordinary way, his watch being placed on a table, and his clothes folded.

Cornishman, 1915-10-21
1914/1918 orderly, Friends' Ambulance Unit, Dunkirk British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers
  the most well-known of the Quaker artists in the FAU, was stationed at Dunkirk; though not an official war artist, Procter sketched and painted his experiences; the Imperial War Museum has many of his World War I paintings and drawings, but Friends' House Library has a set of ten black & white and colour prints among the FAU archives (TEMP MSS 881/PRI/EP) and a sketch, Kitchen Dugout, France 1917 (F081); two from the Friends' House collection may be seen here Friends' House Library
1919 both painters were invited to paint murals for the Kokine Palace in Rangoon, Burma, belonging to the Chinese millionaire Lim Ching Tsong; they travelled to Rangoon in December 1919 and worked at the palace for a year, assisted by Burmese, Indian, and Chinese craftsmen Oxford DNB
1920 a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists; in 1920 Ernest and Harold Harvey established the Harvey-Procter School, where they taught painting of still life, figures and landscapes in watercolour and oil Wikipedia
by 1923 moved to North Corner, Newlyn, an old fisherman's cottage. "Here, in unlikely circumstances, they created a magical garden, with grottoes and brilliant patches of coloured planting, all surrounded and protected by a high granite wall." Oxford DNB
1924/1931 living with his wife at North Corner, Newlyn electoral registers
1925-12-05

The Procters live in what was once a group of fishermen's cottages, now converted into a charming modern house, with bright blue doors and panelled halls, adorned with pillars carved by Ernest Procter in his leisure hours. Moreover, what was once the yard for marinating pilchards is now a Dutch garden, attractively arranged on several levels, with different views across the bay.

The Graphic: article by R.H. Wilenski, 'Newlyn Comes to London. Ernest and Dod Procter's Pictures'
1926 had their second joint exhibition, this time at the Leicester Galleries Oxford DNB
1928-03-14

MR. ERNEST PROCTER.

Mr. Ernest Procter, whose picture "The Judgment of Paris," has been withdrawn from exhibition at the Northampton Art Gallery, sent the following telegram to "The Daily Mail":—

"Pleased and surprised to be put in same category with Michelangelo, Epstein, Sir George Clausen, Bernard Shaw, Maeterlinck, etc., for picture which when executed life-size passed censorship of Royal Academy."

Cornishman
1931 created what he called Diaphenicons, which were "painted and glazed decorations that provided their own light source"; Leicester Galleries exhibited these works Wikipedia
  as a result of Dod's successes at the Royal Academy summer exhibitions during the second half of the 1920s, the Procters rented a flat in London, first at 26 Stanley Gardens, Belsize Park, then at 32 Elsworthy Road, Primrose Hill Oxford DNB
1932-04-22

A.R.A. FOR MR. ERNEST PROCTER.

A FAMOUS PARTNERSHIP.

The Royal Academy, which has for so long been accused of conservatism and indifference to non-traditional styles, on Friday elected Mr. Ernest Procter—one of England's most progressive modern artists—an Associate.

Mr. Procter, with his no less distinguished wife, Mrs. Dod Procter, are members of the Cornish group of painters, and most of their work has been executed in Cornwall. Coming to Newlyn as a student at Mr. Stanhope Forbes' art-school, he became a member of the Newlyn Colony of artists. At Newlyn he met Mrs. Procter, a fellow member of the Colony, and their marriage was the beginning of one of the most successful and famous partnerships of modern times. Mrs Procter's "Morning," a wonderful study, caused a huge sensation when it was hung in the Royal Academy in 1927, and later purchased for the nation. "The Watchers," by Mr. Procter, was bought by the French Government for the Luxembourg, at the same time, and they were flooded with letters of congratulations from thousands of admirers.

In the same year "The Judgment of Paris" was acclaimed a masterpiece, and in 1928 Mr. Procter was notified that it was banned at an exhibition at Northampton Art Gallery. The following year the Academy rejected Mrs. Procter's "Virginal," depicting a full-length nude figure holding a bird. Determined that it should be exhibited in public whatever the Academy thought, she herself made arrangements for its exhibition.

Mr. Ernest Procter is a member of the International Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, a member of Newlyn Society of Artists and of the Passmore Edwards Art Gallery, and an exhibitor at the St Ives Society of Artists Gallery at Porthmeon. During the past year he has done some excellent work in landscape for which his output is varied.

Latterly he has spent the winters in London, but he returns to Cornwall in the summer, and, except for periodic visits abroad, spends all his time in the West Country.

Cornishman, 1932-04-28
1932 ARA Collinson (1935)
1934 director of studies, Design Section, Glasgow School of Art
his wife, Dod Procter, also ARA
1935 artist, of 23 Elsworthy Road, N.W.3; pictures in War Museum, Luxembourg and provincial galleries
1935-10-21 of 32 Elsworthy-road, Primrose Hill, Middlesex, and of 27 North Corner, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall; d. at 4 Rosella-place, North Shields, Northumberland, from a cerebral haemorrhage GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Cornwall Artists Index

Death Of Famous Artist

MR. E. PROCTER

Loss To Westcountry Colony

The Newlyn colony of artists has lost one of its most famous painters in the death of Mr. Ernest Procter, A.R.A., which occurred suddenly on Monday at North Shields.

Both Mr. Procter and his wife, Mrs. Dod Procter, achieved fame in the modernist school of painting, and much of their work created a great deal of discussion, not only in local exhibitions, but in the Royal Academy and elsewhere.

One of Mr. Procter's last and most interesting works was the design of the new altar-piece at St. Mary's Church, Penzance, which was dedicated by the former Bishop of Truro, Dr. W.H. Frere, almost a year ago. The work was given very modern treatment, the figures being typical of Mr. Procter's style, and it has transformed the interior of the church, and made it without equal in the country.

NEWLYN ROMANCE.

Mr. Procter was the son of the late Emeritus Professor Henry Richardson Procter, F.R.S., D.Sc. He was educated at Bootham, York, and later went to Paris and Newlyn to study art. It was while at Newlyn that he met Miss Dod Shaw, whom he married.

For many years he had been a prominent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, and in 1932 he was made an A.R.A. He was also a member of the International Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, and a member of the New English Arts Club. Some of his works are to be found in the War Museum and in the Luxembourg Gallery.

His death, it is stated, followed a seizure, and he leaves a widow and one son.

Mr. Stanhope Forbes, R.A., of Newlyn, who confirmed the news of Mr. Procter's death to a "Western Morning News" representative last night, said, "I am very sorry to say it is true; we are all very sad at his loss."

Capt. R. Borlase Smart, hon. secretary of St. Ives Society of Artists, when informed of Mr. Procter's death, said: "I feel art has suffered a great loss. We all looked on Ernest Procter as a Cornish artist and one of the most brilliant of the modern school. He was for many years at Newlyn with his gifted wife. He helped to keep vital the art's outlook of the Duchy, and it was a great pleasure to his admirers when he was elected and A.R.A.

 It can be quite truthfully said that the Newlyn Art Gallery was the birthplace of his earlier work, and was the stepping-stone to those great successes which led up to his ultimate election to the Academy. There is not the slightest doubt that this tragic loss to the art of to-day will be felt by the art-loving public not only of Cornwall, but of the country at large. His more important works hang in the great galleries at home and abroad. He was at one time a pupil of Mr. Stanhope Forbes, the veteran Cornish artist.

Western Morning News, 1935-10-23
1935-10-29 bur. St Hilary's churchyard, Newlyn, Cornwall Western Morning News, 1935-10-30; Cornishman, 1935-10-31 Oxford DNB
1935-12-16 will proved at London by Julian George Lousada, solicitor, John Clifford Procter, architect, and Tyndale Procter, merchant; effects £7992 8s. 1d. National Probate Calendar; The London Gazette, 1935-12-20

NEWLYN ARTIST'S WILL

MR. ERNEST PROCTER

Mr. Ernest Procter, the well-known artist, who formerly resided at 27, North Corner, Newlyn, and later at 32, Elsworthy Road, Primrose-hill, London, and who died on October 21st, at the age of 49, left £7,792, with net personalty £7,472. He let £100 and the household effects to his wife (Mrs. Dod Procter); £50 each to the executors; and the residue to his wife for life or widowhood, and then between his children.

Cornishman, 1935-12-26


04. Henry Procter

1887 Q4 b. Tynemouth RD GRO index
1887 Q4 d. Tynemouth RD


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