GLOVER, Richard Sydney

1855 - 1935

Richard Sydney Glover, was born at Trinity Parsonage, 34 King Street, Maidstone, Kent on 23 March 1855, eldest child of Revd Richard Glover (12 August 1827-16 March 1919), perpetual curate of Trinity Church, Maidstone, and his wife Sarah Deborah née Clabon (1822-1908), who married at Hackney, London in 1854. In 1861, Richard was a 6 year old, living at 34 King Street, Maidstone, with his parents, 33 year old Richard and 36 year old Sarah, with siblings Percy Clabon 5, Mary Ellen 3, Archibald E. 2 and Ethel Sarah 1, all born at Maidstone. In 1871 they were living at Oaklands, 19 Hilldrop Road, Islington, London with the addition of siblings George Hale 9 and Ellen Martha 8, Ellen was born at Dover. In 1881, the family were living at the Vicarage, Penn Road Villas, Islington, when father Richard was vicar of St Luke's, West Holloway when young Richard was a 26 year old tea merchant and one of his brother's, 19 year old George, was an art student. Young Richard was married by his father at Crofton St Mary, Devon on 12 September 1888, Margaret (Madge) Alice Matthew, daughter of Revd John Matthew, late rector of Chelsey, Somerset and in 1891, 36 year old Richard and 30 year old 'Madge' were boarding at Princes Square, Paddington, London but were living in Dawlish, Devon when they separated in 1897 and finally divorced in March 1901. Richard subsequently married again and had issue. Richard, despite his age, served with the Artist Rifles, part of the London Regiment, during the First World War, serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France in 1917 was shot in the knee and convalesced at the military hospital in Woolwich. He remained in the armed forces in the Royal Air Force and was teaching cartography up until 1920. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1923 from Blyth House, Southwold, Suffolk, a landscape painting and was the first editor of 'Apollo', the International Art Magazine from 1925 until 1929. He died at Harper's Farm, High Easter, Dunmow, Essex in 1935.




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