Douglas Feldwick

  • 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