PORTER, Richard

1837 - 1921

Baptised at St Clement's church, Ipswich on 17 March 1837, son of Richard William Porter, solicitor and town treasurer, and his wife Mary Ann née Bond, who married at Pulham St Mary, Norfolk on 3 September 1828. In 1851, a 14 year old living at Fore Street St Clement's, Ipswich with his parents, 51 year old Richard, born Ipswich and 50 year old Mary Ann, born Billingford, Norfolk, with five siblings, Anna 21, Jane 20, Mary Ann 16, Ellen 15 and William 8, all born at Ipswich. Young Richard Porter became a solicitor and married at Halstead, Essex in 1862, Fanny Rodick and in 1871 a 34 year old solicitor & land-owner living at 7 Ipswich Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich with his 30 year old wife Fanny and four children, Edward 4, Frances 3, Herbert 1 and newly born Emma and retained four servants, he was still living there in 1881 with the inclusion of five more children including Isabel Jane Porter [q.v.]. Richard was also an insurance agent with offices at Queen Street, Ipswich. His wife died at Rushmere in 1906, aged 65 and in 1911, Richard was a 74 year old retired solicitor living at The Lawn, Rushmere Ipswich with three of his unmarried daughters, including Isabel. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club from Rushmere, Ipswich 1909-1920, but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Ipswich in 1921, aged 84.