STOKES, Antony Scott

1898 - 1970

Antony Scott Stokes

Antony Scott Stokes was born at Colnethorpe, 2 West Drive, Streatham, London on 8 December 1898, fifth child and second son of Philip Folliot Scott Stokes (1853-13 July 1922), a barrister-at-law, and his wife Mary Fenwick Rapier, only daughter of Richard Christopher Rapier of Brinkburn, Upper Tooting Park, who married at the Church of our Lady, Clapham on 6 August 1884. In 1901, Antony was a 2-year-old, living at West Side, Streatham, with his parents, 48-year-old Philip and 39-year-old Mary and his five siblings, including his brother Richard Rapier Stokes, who was later Member of Parliament for Ipswich, the other siblings were Judith Mary 9, Susan 7, Esther Mary 5 and newly born Mary, all born at Streatham. A director of the family firm of Ransomes & Rapier Ltd., of Ipswich and the sponsor of the Hintlesham Musical Festival at his home at Hintlesham Hall, near Ipswich. He married at St Mary's Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London on 18 May 1933, Dorothy Mary Bostock, daughter of Thomas Maurice Bostock, she was born at Nowshera, Bengal, India on 16 March 1913 and died at Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex on 25 June 1985, but had a scandalous divorce, they had no issue. Antony was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1944-1970 and exhibited oil paintings from Hintlesham Hall near Ipswich in 1944, two works 'Constantine Cottage' and 'Trevose Head', in 1945 'Chapel Tregurrian' and 'Herringbone Wall Garden', in 1946 'From the Hill House, Otley' and 'Watergate Bay', in 1947 'Newquay from the North' and 'Dumyat from Keir', in 1948 'Mother Ivy Bay, Padstoe' and 'Sproughton Mill Cottage' in 1949 'African Harbour, Bone', in 1951 'Lion Rock, Newquay', in 1952 'Coddenham Church from the Rectory' and his last in 1954 'Castello Vitorino Colonna'. Antony Scott Stokes died at Hintlesham Hall on 19 July 1970.

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