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Derbyshire Photographers' Profiles
by Brett Payne, of Tauranga, New Zealand
George Fenton

of New Whittington

George Fenton worked as a photographer in New Whittington, near Chesterfield, in the 1900s.


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George Fenton was born in 1869 at New Whittington, near Chesterfield, son of William & Sarah E. Fenton.  The 1891 and 1901 Census both show William living in Wellington Street, New Whittington, and working as a railway storekeeper.  He married Ada Fisher in 1899.

Fenton appears to have operated as a photographer in New Whittington some time in the early to mid-1900s, as evidenced by the portrait shown below.  No other evidence of this studio has been found.

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Image © & courtesy of Eileen Beech
Image © & courtesy of Eileen Beech
John Swan Millthorpe, his wife Charlotte and their children
by George Fenton of New Whittington, Undated, but probably taken in the early 1900s

Format: Cabinet Card
Image © & courtesy of Eileen Beech

References
Images kindly provided by Eileen Beech
1841-1901 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
FreeBMD
International Genealogical Index - online from the LDS church
Anon (1891) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.
Anon (1895) History, Topography, and Directory of Derbyshire, T. Bulmer & Co. - by kind courtesy of Sonia Addis-Smith
Anon (1899) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
Adamson, Keith I.P. (1997) Professional Photographers in Derbyshire 1843 - 1914, The PhotoHistorian, No. 118 Supplement, September 1997, ISSN 0957-0209. Courtesy of John Bradley.

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