yeovil PEOPLE

Frederick Treble



Frederick Treble was born about 1832 in Paddington, London, the son of artist Benjamin Treble and his wife Eliza. In the 1841 census Benjamin and Eliza, both aged 50, and ten-year old Frederick were living in New North Street, Finsbury.

In 1856, in Coventry, Warwickshire, he married widow Elizabeth Wyndham, a 'Professor of Music and Language'; they were to have seven children. In 1857 he was made bankrupt.

He moved briefly to a studio in Catharine Street, Salisbury, in 1858 but by 1859 he was living in Yeovil working as an artist with John Swatridge. In 1861 Frederick and Elizabeth were living in Middle Street, Yeovil, with their first two children and a servant. Frederick gave his occupation as 'Artist in Painting, Practising Photography'.

The photograph above left is believed to be of Frederick Treble, taken at about the time he was in Yeovil.

Little of his work is known but his sons, Charles and Edward, both became well-known photographers in other parts of the country.

By 1867 he had moved on to Hastings where he bought the studio of Robert Naylor at 21 White Rock Place where he practiced as an 'Artist Photographer'. By 1881 he had moved again, this time to 28 Camera Square (how apt), Chelsea, London. He then moved to Norwich and by 1911 he had retired.




Lady Mary Craven photographed in 1858 by Frederick Treble during his very brief sojourn in Salisbury, just before moving to Yeovil.


From my collection

Another carte de visite by Frederick Treble dating to late 1858 or early 1859 from his time in Catherine Street, Salisbury..


From my collection

This is a stereoscopic photograph of the Ninesprings cottage, photographed in 1867 by Frederick Treble and is probably the earliest of any images of Ninesprings. It measures 7" x 3½" (175mm x 85mm) and is mounted on thick card stock.


From my collection

A cabinet card by Frederick Treble from his time post-Yeovil time in Norwich.