ROFFEY, Delamark Banks

1853 - 1917

Born at Walmer, Kent in 1853, youngest of the four children of Richard John Roffey and his wife Ann Elizabeth Hinde née Rogers, who married at Staines, Middlesex in 1843. His father Richard died at Walmer in 1859 and in 1861 Delamark was an 8 year old living at 7 Terrace, Walmer, Kent with his 39 year old widowed mother and siblings Nanette Ann 16, Margaret Ceclia 14 and Richard John Edward William 11. In 1881, Delamark was a 28 year old animal painter living at 17 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington with his 58 year old mother Ann. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1887 and exhibited from 17 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington, London in 1881 four paintings ''Escaped', 'Study of Fingo's Head', 'Bully' and '"Fum" Chinese Dog'; four in 1882 'My Bird, I think', 'Lady Susan at Home', 'Rough and Ready' and 'Velvet and Rags' one in 1883 'On Guard' and two in 1884 'The Blue Ribbon Movement' and 'Waiting'. He married at Walmer, Kent on 1 March 1892, Ida Constance Maria Cholmeley Harrison (1854-1923) and they went to live at 39 Cromwell Road, Hove, Sussex being described as 'on private means'. A keen cricket player and is recorded as playing for or against a Suffolk county side. He died at Steyning, Sussex on 12 October 1917, aged 64, without issue.