RYLE, Arthur Johnston

1857 - 1915

Arthur Johnston Ryle, was born at Chelsea, London on 10 September 1857, fourth child of Revd John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk and later 1st Bishop of Liverpool, and the second of his three wives, Jessy Elizabeth (1827-1860), daughter of John Walker of Crawfordton, Dumfrieshire, who married in March 1850. His father's first wife was Matilda Charlotte née Plumtre (1824-1848) and his third Henritta Amelia née Clowes (1825-1889). In 1861, Arthur was a 3 year old, living at Helmingham Rectory with his 44 year old widowed father John, two step-sisters and two brothers, six servants and three visitors. By 1871, his father had taken over as vicar of Stradbroke, Suffolk where the family were living at The Rectory with his father and step-mother. Arthur was educated at Eton and for a short time at New College, Oxford and in 1891, a 33 year old artist, living at 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool with his 74 year old, again widowed father, now Bishop of Liverpool, with a 39 year old sister Jessie, and ten servants. His father died at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 10 June 1900 when Arthur went to live at No. 3 Studio at 5 Thurloe Square, Kensington, where he carried on his craft of painting and was still there in 1911. An associate of the Royal Royal Society of British Artists and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1887-1901. He was still of 5 Thurloe Square, Kensington when he died at Felixstowe, Suffolk on 25 (his probate gives 20) March 1915, aged 57, he was unmarried.

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