ROSE, Ravenor Edward

1867 - 1929

Ravenor Edward Rose was born at Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire in 1867, son of Ravenor Edward Rose (23 July 1833-16 February 1919), a congregational minister, and his wife Susannah, who was born at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire about 1831. In 1871, young Ravenor was a 4-year-old, living at Upper Street, Hillmorton with his parents, 38-year-old Ravenor and 39-year-old Susannah and siblings Seth 17, Henry John 15, Mary Anne, Jane 11 and Sarah 8 and newly born Theodore Arthur, all born at Hillmorton. Later in 1871 the family moved to Southam, Warwickshire and in 1875 to Wickham Market, Suffolk where they remained until 1878 when they moved to East Bergholt, Suffolk. In 1881 his father was a 49-year-old independent minister living at The Manse, The Street, East Bergholt, Suffolk with his 51-year-old wife Susannah and two of his daughters 23-year-old Mary Ann and 18-year-old Sarah but his other children are not noted. The younger Ravenor Edward Rose was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1895 and exhibited from East Bergholt in 1881, a watercolour 'River and Meadows near Higham' and in 1886 three works 'Thorington Street, Stoke by Nayland', 'Felixstowe Church' and 'Holton, Suffolk' and in 1887 'Frog's Hall, Bentley' and 'Mill at Bentley' and in 1889 he exhibited from 4 Albert Terrace, Brentwood, Essex an oil 'Young Waltonians'. He married at Woodham Ferris, Essex on 30 December 1896, Ellen [Nellie] Martha Lloyd (11 June 1871-10 November 1863), only daughter of Charles Frederick Lloyd, formerly a grocer at Brentwood, and his wife Sarah Anne née Burton. In 1901 Ravenor was a 33-year-old artist & designer, living at Walbridge Road, Woodham Ferris, Chelmsford with his 29-year-old wife Ellen Martha and their 1-year-old daughter Marjorie Nelly, this was the home of his widowed father-in-law, 70-year-old Charles Frederick Lloyd. By 1911 they had moved to Green Farm, Badwell Ash, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk where Ravenor was living on 'private means' where they were still living in 1921. Ravenor Edward Rose died at Moat House, Badwell Ash, Suffolk on 24 December 1929, aged 62. His daughter Marjorie had emigrated to Canada in 1924 and her mother Ellen Martha died at Comox, British Columbia, Canada in 1963, aged 92.