RYLE, Arthur Johnston

1857 - 1915

Born at Chelsea, London on 10 September 1857, fourth child of Revd John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk and later 1st Bishop of Liverpool, and the second of his three wives Jessy Elizabeth (1827-1860), daughter of John Walker of Crawfordton, Dumfrieshire, who married in March 1850. In 1861, a 3 year old living at Helmingham Rectory with his 44 year old widowed father John, two step-sisters and two brothers, six servants and three visitors. By 1871 his father had taken over as vicar of Stradbroke, Suffolk where the family were living at The Rectory with his father and step-mother. Arthur was educated at Eton and for a short time at New College, Oxford and in 1891 a 33 year old artist living at 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool with his 74 year old, again widowed father, now Bishop of Liverpool, with 39 year old sister Jessie, and ten servants. His father died in 1900 and Arthur went to live at No. 3 Studio at 5 Thurloe Square, Kensington where he carried on his craft of painting and was still there in 1911. An associate of the Royal Royal Society of British Artists and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1887-1901. He died in the Woodbridge district of Suffolk on 25 March 1915, aged 57, he was unmarried.
His father's first wife was Matilda Charlotte née Plumtre (1824-1848) and his third Henritta Amelia née Clowes (1825-1889)







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