ROE, Charles Edward

1862 - 1940

Born at 14 King's Road, Cambridge on 14 January 1862, son of Robert Roe (1793-1880), a printseller, and his wife Maria née Plees, who married at Ipswich in 1859, when they moved to Cambridge, Charles's brother was Alfred Frederic Roe [q.v.]. In 1871, a 9 year old living at King's Parade, Cambridge with his parents, 69 old Robert and 42 year old Maria and his two brothers Gordon 10 and Alfred 6. His father died at Cambridge in 1880, aged 78 and in 1881 his widow was running the printseller & gilders shop at Kings Parade with the three sons all 'artist (painter)'s and had living with them Maria's sister, a visitor, two lodgers and two servants. Like his brother Alfred Frederic, a member of the Ipswich Art Club but 1887-1888, and exhibited from Boscombe House, Anglesea Road, Ipswich in 1887 three works 'Handford Farm', 'Quiet Nook, Boss Hall, near the Gipping' and 'Winter Fuel' and in the following year 'By the River Stour, Dedham' but unlike his brother did not continue as an artist. Maria moved to Ipswich where Charles married in 1890, Alice Mary Cookson (born 26 July 1866) and in 1891, a 29 year old theological student, living at the home of his mother Maria, at 'Morecombe' 55 Henley Road, Ipswich together with Charles's 24 year old wife Alice. In 1901, Charles was a clergyman living at Warden's Lodge, House Of Mercy, Great Maplestead, Essex with is wife Alice and two servants but by 1911 had moved on to 6 Alfred Road, Brighton, Sussex. In 1939, a clerk in holy orders, living at Cortina, Buxted, Uckfield, Sussex with his invalid wife Alice Mary (25 July 1866-1941) and where he died in 1940, aged 78, they had no issue. His portrait was painted by his brother Fred Roe [q.v.] in 1879 and is at Buckinghamshire County Museum.




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