Alexander Francis Lydon

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Alexander Francis Lydon
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Born 1836
Died 1917
Nationality English
Known for Engraving
Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire from the book "County Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland"
Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire from the book "County Seats of The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland"

Alexander Francis Lydon (/ˈldən/; 1836–1917) was an English watercolour artist, illustrator and engraver of natural history and landscapes. He worked for Benjamin Fawcett the printer, to whom he had been apprenticed from an early age. He collaborated on a large number of works with the Rev. Francis Orpen Morris who wrote the text.

A census on 30 March 1851 found the Lydon family living at Bridge Street, Great Driffield and the following details were recorded:

  • Head of household Patrick Lydon, born in Ireland, married, aged 42, Chelsea Pensioner and Relieving Officer of Driffield Union.
  • Elizabeth Lydon, wife, aged 38, birthplace Portugal.
  • Francis Lydon, son, aged 14, printer's assistant, birthplace Dublin.
  • Frederic Lydon, son, aged 12, scholar, birthplace Bermuda, West Indies.
  • Hannah Lydon, daughter, aged 10, scholar, birthplace Bermuda, West Indies.
  • James Lydon, son, aged 7, scholar, birthplace New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Margaret Lydon, daughter, aged 2, birthplace Newcastle, Northumberland.
  • John Lydon, son, aged 8 months, birthplace Great Driffield.
  • Catherine Lydon, sister, unmarried, aged 18, birthplace Ireland.

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