DOUGHTY, George Frederic Chester

1908 - 1940

George Frederick Chester Doughty was born at Poringland Rectory, Norfolk on 7 September 1908, only son of Revd Frederic Ernest Doughty (3 May 1867-26 November 1947) and his wife Blanche Tyler (11 February 1881-1970), daughter of Charles Tyler of Burghfield, Berkshire, who married at Burghfield, Bradfield, Berkshire on 9 August 1904. George was educated at Repton School and matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge on 21 October 1926 but was sent down. He then spent a brief time in the Merchant Navy, 1927-1932 but failed his fitness and was discharged. In 1932, George exhibited at Ipswich Art Club from Martlesham Rectory, Suffolk, where his father was rector of the family living, two water-colours 'Barge 'May' of Rochester' and 'Schooner 'My Lady' off Longships', in 1933 two watercolours 'Smack 'Ivanhoe' at Lowestoft' and 'Barge 'May' of Colchester', in 1935 'The Emma', of Weymouth' and 'My Lady, of Plymouth', in 1937 'Lowestoft Smacks' and 'Spritties' but George only became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1939. In 1939, George Frederick Chester Doughty was a disabled merchant seaman, living at The Rectory, Church Road, Martlesham, Ipswich with his parents and where he died on 18 February 1940, aged 31.