RAY, Frederick Harrrngton

1860 - 1919

Born at Norwich on 17 February 1860, but not baptised until 22 October 1884 at St Peter Hungate, Norwich, son of Orlando Dennis Ray (1826-1900), auctioneer, and his wife Betsy Harriet née Dakin, who married at Westminster, London in 1853. In 1871, an 11 year old living at Thorpe Road, Norwich with his parents, 43 year old Orlando and 39 year old Betsy, with five siblings, George E. 19, Bessie 15, Gertrude 13, Catherine 7 and Ethel 4, all born in Norfolk. He entered into his father's business and in 1891 a 31 year old auctioneer & valuer living with his parents at Ivy Cottage, Thorpe Road, Norwich. He married at Norwich in 1892, Frances Anne Flatt, his father died at Norwich in 1900, aged 74, and in 1901 Frederick was living at 135 Newmarket Road, Norwich with his 32 year old wife and by 1911 a 51 year old auctioneer, valuer and estate agent, living at 3 Thorpe Dene, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich with his 42 year old wife Frances and sons Reginald Harrington 17, a bank clerk, and Dennis Frederick Harrington 10. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1885-1907 from Thorpe, Norwich and a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1897 exhibiting from 37 Grove Road, Ipswich Road, Norwich in 1897 twelve oil paintings 'Sunset, Thorpe Village', 'Study of Trees, Keswick, near Norwich', 'View from the Butt and Oyster, Pin Mill', 'The Eek Babber, Sunset', 'On the Marshes', 'Belaugh, near Wroxham', Keswick Mill, Stream near Norwich', 'The Alder Car, Norwich', 'Deserted, Wherry at Postwick on the Yare', 'Allen's Dyke, Coltishall' and 'Reed Boats in the Dyke, Coltishall'. He died at Blofield, near Norwich in 1919, aged 60.