21 November 1915
Born at Lincoln Street, Longsight, Manchester.
Parents: Frederick and May Ousey (nee Sargeant).
Christened Frederick Henry Ousey.
1920 – 1929
Elementary education at Schools in Manchester.
Worked in cotton warehouse in Manchester.
Father dies of tuberculosis.
1933 – 1936
Went to London to train as an architect.
1936 – 1939
Territorial Army, Ardwick, Manchester.
Enlisted in the Royal Artillery and was posted to Woolwich Barracks where he spent the whole of the wartime period.
Married Eleanor Maden of Rawtenstall,
Lancs. accounts clerk with Manchester Municipal Education Department at Longsight Baptist Chapel, Manchester.
1941 – 1945
Lived at 114, Wellmeadow Road, Catford, London.
Home damaged in bombing raid.
Demobbed from the Army.
1946 – 1947
Lived with relatives in Nursery Road, Eaton Norris, Stockport.
Moved to Hill Farm, Kinder, Hayfield, Derbyshire.
First visit to St. Ives Cornwall looking for a place to live and work.
1951 – 1960
Lived at Sunnyside Cottage,Perranuthnoe, Marazion, Mousehole, Lamorna Cove, Breage, Mount Hawke, Devon, Scotland.
Visits to family in Cheshire and Hertford.
1960 – 1968
Following his first solo show in London he moved to Hertfordshire & Primrose Hill, London
1968 – 1971
Moved to Trevorrian House, Breage, Helston.
1971 – 1974
Opened Ousey Fine Arts Gallery, Painswick, Gloucester.
Moved to the South of France.
1976 – 1978
Visited many places in the South of France living mostly in his VW Caravanette.
Many months were spend in Grimaud & St Tropez.
1978 – 1979
Sestri Levanti, Italy.
1979 – 1984
Institut Franco Scandinave, Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles.
23 May 1985
Died in Foundation Hospital Saint Joseph, Marseilles.
Wife, Susie, returned to England to live in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
26 January 1997
Susie died peacefully in Watford General Hospital.