Sydney Courtauld

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Sydney Courtauld JP (1840–1899) was a Crepe and Silk manufacturer, and part of the Courtauld family empire in Great Britain

Personal life[edit]

Bocking Place, Braintree, Essex

He was born on 10 March 1840 in Bocking, Braintree, Essex. He was the son of George Courtauld (1802–1861) and Susanna Sewell (1803–1888). He married Sarah Lucy Sharpe on 4 April 1865 at the Unitarian Chapel, Islington, London. Children from the marriage included:

He was a Justice of the Peace for Essex. He built a house called Bocking Place in Braintree, Essex between 1885 and 1887. The architect was Ernest Flint.[4] It was one of the first buildings in Essex equipped with electric lighting.

He was a horticulturalist and was the first person who managed to get the Orchid Masdevallia Costaricensis to flower in England.[5] He donated the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens to the people of Braintree on 26 November 1888.

Sydney Courtauld died on 20 October 1899 in Gosfield, Essex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928. Elizabeth Crawford. Psychology Press, 2001
  2. ^ Ideals and industry: war-time papers. Samuel Courtauld, Cambridge University Press, 1949
  3. ^ The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928. Elizabeth Crawford. Psychology Press, 2001
  4. ^ The Buildings of England. Essex. Nicholas Pevsner and James Bettley, Penguin Books, 2007
  5. ^ The Orchid Grower’s Manual, Benjamin Samuel Williams, London 1894.

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