- Douglas Feldwick 1847-1913
- Designer and engraver working in London 1860-1910.
- Born 1847 in St. Sepulchre, City of London.
- His father George was an ironmonger and producer of roller blinds (several patents re this).
- Born Westminster 1823. His mother = Alice Ellen Oxlade. Marlow, 1824.
- Douglas was baptised 21.1.55 - eight years after his birth.
- He married in 1873 Mary Ann Mansell; bn. St. Pancras 1842; she died in Fulham in 1888.
- They lived in Mile End Road, Fulham in 1880s and in Croydon later.
- In 1871 - his family living in Goss Place, Greenwich.
- Father = George "independent means" in 1881 ; an annuitant by then.
- Brother = Charles, a musician. Douglas = an engraver.
- in 1891 - listed as an "oilman/colour (seller of paints?) living in Fulham with wife and dau Elanor and one servant.
- In 1901 - "an engraver at his home", Alexandra Rd., Croydon.
- His dau. Alice (bn. 1874) was a telegraphist and his dau. Elanor (bn. 1876) a piano teacher.
- In 1911 - "engraver of gold and silver" - 6, Aberdeen Rd., Croydon.
Died in Croydon 30.9.1913; probate to dau. Elanor who lived with him - for £439.17sh. - granted 23.10.13.
- He designed some of the earliest postage stamps for the state of Liberia and also proposed designs for stamps of Canada which do not seem to have been approved; he may have submitted stamps for other countries - not yet known.
- Also did some of the illustrations for an edition "1001 Nights".
Information provided by Peter Duckers