STOKOE, Richard

1842 - 1916

Richard Stokoe was born Peckham Rye, Surrey on 11 December 1842 and baptised at Camberwell on 10 May 1843, youngest son of Richard Stokoe (December 1805-30 October 1888), M.D., a surgeon, and his wife Frances-Rosamond Abraham (1810-20 April 1873), only daughter of Thomas Abraham, barrister-at-law, who married at St George Church, Camberwell on 29 April 1831. Young Richard was educated at Dartmouth Place, Lewisham and at the Grammar School at Horsefair, Chifnal, Shropshire and entered the service of the East India Company being promulgated a Lieut Col in the Madras Infantry on 2 January 1888. He married at St Saviour's Church, South Hampstead on 11 July 1871, Fanny Weichbrodt (1846-1935), only daughter of John Weichbrodt and their second son was Charles John Stokoe. An officer in the service of the East India Company in Madras but had retired by 1911 living at 63 New London Road, Chelmsford. An amateur painter and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1905-1911, he exhibited from High Trees, East Bergholt, Suffolk in 1910, watercolours 'A Sketch in Holland', 'When the Day's work is Over' and 'Old Age Pensioner, January 1909' after which he moved to Chelmsford, Essex from where he exhibited at Ipswich in 1911, an oil 'On the Road, Nain-Tal, Himalayas'. Richard Stokoe died at Osborne Place, New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex on 8 March 1916, aged 73. His widow Fanny died at 17 The Grove, Blackheath, Kent on 12 May 1935, leaving her estate to their son Col. Thomas Richard Stokoe, they had two other sons and a daughter, all born in India.