KING, Emily

1835 - 1918

Emily King was born at Carr Street, Ipswich on 17 September 1835 and baptised at St Mary le Tower Church, Ipswich on 18 October 1835, eldest child of John King (1806-4 July 1867), proprietor of the 'Suffolk Chronicle', and his wife Charlotte née Ridley (8 January 1810-29 March 1887), who married at St Matthew’s Church, Ipswich on 6 December 1833, Emily was the brother of Spencer and Walter John King, printers. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1888 and in 1881 exhibited a watercolour from Berners Street, Ipswich, ‘Ruins at Strathaven’ and the following year exhibited from 16 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich 'Penally, near Tenby, Wales' and in 1883 three watercolours 'Entrance to Ipswich from Tuddenham Road', 'Old Hall' and 'The Pathway to the Church'. Her mother died in 1887, when Emily was ‘living on own means’ lodging at 8 Gipping House, Burrell Road, Ipswich and in 1901, a visitor at ‘Haysleigh’, Felixstowe, the home of widow Emma Chandler. Emily King died at Claybury Asylum, Essex on her birthday, 17 September 1918, aged 83, she was unmarried.