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John Lockwood KIPLING (b. 06 Jul 1837, d. 1911)John Lockwood KIPLING (son of Joseph KIPLING and Frances. LOCKWOOD) was born 06 Jul 1837 in Great Edstone.Yks., and died 1911 in Clouds, Mere, Wilts.He married (2) Alice McDONALD. on Mar 1865 in St, Mary Abbots.Kensington., daughter of Rev.George Browne McDONALD. and Hannah. JONES..
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JOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING.1837-1911 .He was the eldest of six chilren and was born at Great Edstonenear Pick ering,Yorkshire where his father was the Methodistminister.At eight years old he was sent t o a Methodist boardingschool -Woohouse Grove at Apperley Bridge near Bradford as aboarder.T he school was established in 1812 to provide educationfor the sons of ministers; the Norther n equivalent of KingswoodSchool,John Wesley'sfoundation near Bristol. In the 1840'scondit ions were Spartan but the level of education wassufficient to develop John's skills initiall y as a teacher ofarts and crafts and ultimately as an artist-designer andjournalist .From scho ol John was apprenticed to the firm ofPinder,Bourne,&Co earthenware manufacturers in Burslem ,Staffs.He also enrolled as a student at the Stoke and Fenton ArtSchool.After successfull y completing his course he moved toLondon and was employed by the architectural sculptor J.B irniePhilipand assissted in the work on St.Michael's,Cornhill, ExeterCollege Chapel,Oxford , and All Soul's Church, Halifax.For fouryears from 1860 he worked for the Department of Sci ence and Artat South Kensington. (later known as The Victoria and AlbertMuseum.) Most of th e modelling for the tile decorations weredesigned by him .John had already met Rev. Frederick McDonal d in Burslem andafterwards his five sisters, one of whom, Alice, he was tomarry. This did n ot take place until he had secured a betterjob teaching in the School of Art in Bombay.Alic e and John weremarried in March 1865 in the old St.Mary Abbots church inKensington. France s Kipling now a widow, came with herdaughters Jane and Ruth from Skipton. Frederic McDonal d gavethe bride away, and other guests included Dante GabrielRossetti, Algernon Swinburne , Ford Maddox Brown and EdwardBurne Jones, from whose home the bride was married. After a three week honeymoon in Skipton the Kiplings boarded the S.S.Ripon, a paddle steamer, at South ampton. They took the overlandroute to India via Alexandria and Suez.( this was before the Suez Canal was built.) and then boarded another ship to Bomba yIn 1875 John was appointed principal of the Industrial School inLahoreyhe capital of the P unjab. On leaving Bombay for this newpost, he was honoured by being elected a Fellow of th eUniversity and a member of the Faculty of Arts. There were manyopportunities for travel wi thin India; he was commissioned bythe Indian government to make a series of sketches of Indi ancraftsmen at work.These were subsequently exhibited in London,Vienna and Philadelphia . A similar commission resulted in afurther series on Indian life. Along with this work he continued to report on Indian affairs for the Pioneer Mail asBombay correspondent.He is the subject of a biography "ThePater" (The Life and Times of John Lockwood Kipling) b y ArthurR.Ankers Pub. by Pond View Books 1988. The two Kipling childrenudyard and Trix were educated in England and afterwards bothreturn ed to India.Rudyard to become assistant editor of theCivil and Military Gazette in Lahore; T rix returned at the endof 1883. For much of his life John preferred to be known asLockwood Kipling and many of his drawing s are signed in thisway.In 1887 John Lockwood Kipling was honoured as a Companion ofthe Ord er of the Indian Empire. This recognition was largelydue to the influence of the Viceroy app ointed in 1884- theMarquis of Dufferin and Ava.After twenty eight years in IndiaJohn and Alice returned to live in England; at the Gables ,Tisbury, Wiltshire close to some of Alice's family. Alice diedin 1910,and John shortly aft er in 1911. He died visitingClouds, Mere, Wiltshire; the home of the Wyndham family,desighned by Philip Webb and decorated by William Morris's Company, aninfluential house in the histo ry of English interiordesign.Lockwood retained his interest in the development of artand de sign to the end of his life.In his will he left£1155-6-1d; to his son Rudyard ..
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Date born 2: 06 Jul 1837
Record Change 1: 15 Nov 2003
Record Change 2: 03 Mar 2003
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Marriage: Mar 1865, St, Mary Abbots.Kensington..
Children of John Lockwood KIPLING are:
- Rudyard Lockwood KIPLING.
Children of John Lockwood KIPLING and Alice McDONALD. are:
- +Joseph Rudyard. KIPLING, b. 30 Dec 1865, Bombay Cathedral.India., d. 18 Jan 1936, Middlesex Hospital.London.
- Alice (Trix) KIPLING, b. 1868, d. 1948.