John Ayres Hatfield
Died 31 October 1881
Active: 1841 - 1881
Country of birth and death: England
Art metal worker, bronze founder, ormolu and bronze manufacturer
Born in London. He was the son of Isaac Hatfield, a cutler. John established a firm of art metal workers in London in the 1840s, and supplied the Art Union with bronze statuettes. He founded his company in 1844, referring to himself as an 'Artist in bronze' and 'bronzist.' His workshop was at 20 Cumberland Street in the London parish of St. Pancras and he lived next door at number 21. John's brother, Henry Hatfield (born c.1826 in London) was a chaser and may have worked with his brother as they are listed at the same address in the Census Returns of 1841.
Wealth at death: £6,763 5s. 6d.
Will with codicil
Probate date: 7 December 1881
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Bust of Her Majesty
Youth at the Stream
Boy and Girl
Figures of Napoleon
Venus at the bath
Address 20 and 21 Cumberland Street Middlesex Hospital London | View on map
1841 (Circa) - 1881
He lived at number 21 and had his workshop next door at number 20
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (London), 1851
Institutional and Business Connections
Traded as John Ayres Hatfield
1841 (Circa) - 1881
Personal and Professional Connections
Sister/sibling of Henry Charles Hatfield
Based on information from Joyce Rhodes, the great great granddaughter of Henry Charles Hatfield.
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841
'Artist in Bronze' and his brother Henry (born c.1826) is a 'Chaser'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
'Brass Finisher (4 men 2 boys)'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
'Bronze and Ormolu Manufact[ure]r'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
'Ormolu & Bronze Manuf[acture]r'
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841
HO107 piece 686 folio 5/21 page 37
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
Class: HO107; Piece: 1494; Folio: 278; Page: 34; GSU roll: 87824-87825
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
RG09 piece 101 folio 78 page 51
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
RG10 piece 209 folio 71 page 39
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: John Ayres Hatfield Estimated birth year: abt 1815 Year of Registration: 1881 Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec Age at Death: 66 District: Pancras (1837-1901) County: London, Middlesex Volume: 1b Page: 26
England, Select Births and Christening Records, 1538-1975
Name: John Ayres Hatfield Gender: Male Baptism Date: 13 Aug 1815 Baptism Place: St. Botolph Bishopsgate, London, England Father: Isaac Hatfield Mother: Mary Hatfield FHL Film Number: 568019 Reference ID: p122 cn976
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Matilda Hutchmos [Matilda Hutchings] Spouse: John Aures Hatfield Record Type: Marriage Event Date: 23 Dec 1873 Parish: St Marylebone Borough: Westminster Father Name: Stanton Collins Spouse Father: Isaac Hatfield Register Type: Parish Register
Citing this record
'John Ayres Hatfield', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib7_1206542661, accessed 01 Sep 2014]