Frederic Ray Eaton; 1874-1962; solicitor, notary public; Eaton, Norfolk

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Frederic Ray Eaton; 1874-1962; solicitor, notary public; Eaton, Norfolk

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Only son of George Clayton Eaton (1834-1900) and Mary, née Ray (1843-1931). Married Ruth Evangeline Kingston (1887-1972) in the parish of St Alban on 26 April 1916, and had five children, Barbara Mary Eaton (1917-1919), Thomas (Tom) Christopher Eaton (1918-2010), George Kingston Eaton (1921-1941), Andrew Clement Eaton (1923-2005), and Margaret Ruth Eaton, later Hare (1926-).
Frederic Ray Eaton, solicitor and Notary Public of Eaton. Born on 15 July 1874 and baptised in the parish of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. Articulated to Campbell Steward, solicitor of Overbury and Steward, King Street House, Upper King Street, Norwich, and qualified as a solicitor in 1898. In 1903, following the death of Walter Overbury, Frederic Eaton went into partnership with Campbell Steward and the practice previously known as Overbury and Steward became known as Overbury, Steward and Eaton. He was Registrar to Norwich Archdeaconry from 1903-1954 and appointed Proctor of Norwich Consistory Court in 1903. Admitted as a freeman of the City of Norwich on 15 July 1895. Frederic Eaton was Commander of No. 4 Company of the Reserve of Special Constables of the city of Norwich during the First World War and went on to be Commander of the First Division of the City of Norwich Special Constabulary during the Second World War. He was Deputy Provincial Grand Master for Norfolk from c 1944-1962. He was a churchwarden of the parish of Eaton St Andrew. Frederic Eaton was Chairman of the Trustees of Norwich Town Close Estate Charity for many years and President of the Norfolk and Norwich Incorporated Law Society from 1947-1949. He was Honourable Secretary for the Sir Thomas Browne, M.D., Memorial Statue Committee, c 1899-1905. His interests included poultry and he was a keen breeder of Sumatra Game Fowl. He also travelled extensively around Europe from 1906-1914. He is buried in the parish of Eaton St Andrew.


Eaton, Norfolk

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