LONGE, Revd Robert

1800 - 1890

Born at Coddenham, Suffolk on 6 November and baptised on 7 December 1800, fourth child of Revd John Longe (1765-1834) and his first wife Charlotte née Browne (1761-1812), who married at Norwich on 2 November 1790. He succeeded his father as vicar of Coddenham from 1834 where he remained until his death. When Robert was aged 15, the family made a visit to Roche Abbey in Yorkshire, they were accompanied by Margaret Douglas Davy of the adjoining village of Combs, Suffolk, whom he married at Barking, Suffolk on 7 October 1828 and they had four children. He was the uncle of Louisa Longe [q.v.] and grandfather of William Verner Longe [q.v.]. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1879 from Coddenham Vicarage but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Coddenham in 1890, aged 89, his wife Margaret, who was said also to be an artist was born at Combs, Suffolk on 25 May 1799 and buried at Coddenham on 6 October 1873.

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