ARTHUR CHARLES CHURCHMAN

 

 

Mayor 1901 – 1902.

 

Member of the Conservative Party.

A member of the established church – Church of England.

 

Born: 7th September 1867, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Baptised: 20th February 1868, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.

CENSUS

 

1871   Anglesea Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents and siblings.

Henry, 44, a Tobacco Manufacturer.

Mary, 42.

Ellen, 13.

Henry, 7.

William, 7.

3 female domestic servants.

 

1881   Paget Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 13 years old and living with his parents and sister.

Henry, 53, a Tobacco Manufacturer.

Mary, 51.

Ellen, 23.

1 female general assistant.

 

1891  ‘Paget House,’ Paget Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 23 years old, a Tobacco Manufacturer – employer. He was living with his widowed mother, sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew.

Mary, 63, Living on own Means.

Ellen Turner (nee Churchman, 33.

Frank Turner, 32, a Tea Broker – employer.

Evelyn Turner, 7.

Harold, 6.

Ellen, 2.

1 visitor.

1 cook.

1 house maid.

1 lady’s maid.

1 nurse.

 

1901   154, Norwich Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 33 years old, a Tobacco Manufacturer – employer. He was married and head of the household.

Edith, 31.

Henry, 7.

Charles, 6.

Mary, 4.

widowed mother-in-law – Kate Harvey, 54.

1 cook.

1 parlour maid.

1 nurse maid.

1 under nurse maid.

100 Years of the  Ipswich Branch of the Royal British Legion 

In 1919 British tobacco manufacturer, soldier and Conservative politician, Colonel ARTHUR CHURCHMAN and former Mayor of Ipswich, donated a Manor house and land to the veterans group “Comrades of the great War” in memory of his son CHARLES HARVEY CHURCHMAN who died in the Great War. The house was situated on St. Margaret’s Green in Ipswich.

The Manor was acquired from the Cobbold family by Arthur Churchman with an unveiling ceremony taking place on the 8th February 1919. The building was officially opened by Captain CBB Towse VC  chairman of the Grand Council of the Comrades of the Great War.

John Ganzoni MP

Other people of note who attended, were Frederick Turner chairman/commandant of the Ipswich branch COGW. John Ganzoni MP and Arthur Saunders VC.

Arthur Saunders VC

The Manor house had accommodation on the higher level for the steward and his family, a billiard room and a library.

The site was slowly developed adding an assembly hall to the side, now known as the Manor Ballroom.

1925 street map.
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