LONGE, Robert

1800 - 1890

Robert Longe, was born at Coddenham, Suffolk on 6 November and baptised on 7 December 1800, fourth child of Revd John Longe (1765-1834) and his first wife Charlotte née Browne (1761-1812), who married at Norwich on 2 November 1790. He succeeded his father as vicar of Coddenham from 1834 where he remained until his death. When Robert was aged 15, the family made a visit to Roche Abbey in Yorkshire, when they were accompanied by Margaret Douglas Davy, who lived at the nearby village of Combs, Suffolk, whom Robert married at Barking, Suffolk on 7 October 1828 and they had four children. He was the uncle of Louisa Roberta Longe [q.v.] and grandfather of William Verner Longe [q.v.]. He exhibited at the Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition at the Town Hall, Needham Market July 11 1867 and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1879 from Coddenham Vicarage but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Coddenham on 27 January 1890, aged 89. His wife Margaret Douglas Longe, who was also said to be an artist, was born at Combs, Suffolk on 25 May 1799 and died at Coddenahm on 30 September 1873, and buried at Coddenham on 6 October.

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