William Fairthorne was active/lived in New York, Illinois / England. William Fairthorne is known for Copperplate engraving and printing.
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The following information is from Simon Fairthorne, descendant of the artist.
William Fairthorne son of Thomas Fairthorne and Sarah White Falkener was born 14 July 1812
(Source - Australian death certificate of his mother)
He was baptized 14 August 1812 at St Ann, Blackfriars, London
(Source - Parish Register kept at Guildhall)
In 1839 he was living in New York City at 68 Nassau and working at 350 Houston, Manhattan.
(Source - 1839 NY Directory) and was living in New York Ward 14 with his wife Hannah and son William F Fairthorne (Source - US 1850 Census).
In 1855 he was in Springfield, Illinois
(Source - Springfield Illinois City Directory 1855)