ROPE, Emeline Anna

1856 - 1940

Born at Orford, Suffolk on 12 Marcj 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 H. 21 and Louisa 19, all born at Orford. She 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 but by 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 17 The Terrace, Aldeburgh, Suffolk but died at Lancaster, Lancashire in 1940, aged 84, she was unmarried.