ROPE, Emeline Anna

1856 - 1940

Emeline Anna Rope, was born at Orford, Suffolk on 12 March and baptised on 4 May 1856, daughter of Edward Rope, malster merchant, and his wife Emma Elizabeth née Crisp, who married at Rendlesham, Suffolk in 1851. In 1881, a 25 year old, living at Quay Street, Orford with her parents, 65 year old Edward and 62 year old Emma, with four siblings Mary 27, Charles 26, Walter Henry 21 and Louisa 19, all born at Orford. Emeline studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art from where in 1884, she exhibited her still life oil at the South Kensington Museum of Art. She also exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 33 Berners Street, Ipswich in 1884, a watercolour 'Still Life'. Emeline seems to have travelled around Suffolk quite a bit as in 1891 she was living with the Crisp family at Playford Hall and in 1901 a visitor at the Biddell family home at Birnam Lodge, Crescent Road, Ipswich. In 1911, 55 year old Emeline, together with two sisters Mary 57 and Maria 49 and brother Alfred 53, all unmarried and on 'private means', were back living at The Gables, Orford. In 1939, she was living at Top House, 17 The Terrace, Aldeburgh, Suffolk but died at Morecambe, Lancashire on 14 August 1940, aged 84, she was unmarried.