b. 1874, Landwednack, Cornwall, England..
Thomas died by drowning while fishing from a rock in a cove on the Lizard,
6th Nov 1900 Landewednack, Cornwall, England
Extract from the Morning Post – Wednesday 7 November 1900
Artist’s Son Drowned.— Mr Thomas Hart, jun., son of Mr Thomas Hart, artist, the Lizard, was drowned yesterday afternoon at Polbrien Cove, under the Lizard Lighthouse. He had gone rock fishing alone. There was a heavy ground swell on, and a fresh breeze blew from the south-west. Mr Hart was about twenty- four years of age, and had been apprenticed at Cox’s, Foundry, Falmouth.”
Extract from the Cornishman newspaper- Thursday 15 November 1900
Sad Drowing Accident on the Lizard
On Tuesday Afternoon, about half past four, Mr Tom Hart, the sixth son of Mr Thomas Hart, of Polbrean, The Lizard, a well-known artist, was fishing from the rocks in the small cove the front of his home, and a little the west of the lighthouse, and was suddenly seen swimming the middle of the cove, having slipped, fallen, or been washed off the rock. Ropes were obtained by Messrs’ H. E. Roberts, Edwin Roberts, and T skewis, but the assistance came too late. Mr Hart, though a strong swimmer, was seen to throw up his hands, and disappear beneath the waters. The age of deceased was 26 and is known to have suffered from a weak heart, so that his death may have been due to failure of its action, consequent on the shock. Mr Hart is well known and much respected in Penzance. There he taught in the early days of his art career. There wedded his excellent wife. Old friends have deep sympathy with them in this, the last of several bereavements.”