Thomas Churchyard

(1798 - 1865)

Born at Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, he was an English lawyer and painter of Woodbridge. He was trained as a solicitor, and worked in the law for many years, but his real interest was landscape painting. He married Harriet Hailes of Melton in 1825, and they had two sons and six daughters who survived to adulthood. Thomas was a long-term friend of Edward FitzGerald, the translator The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. en.Wikipedia