ROE, Owen

c.1806 - 1884

Born at Needham Market, Suffolk about 1806. In 1839 an engraver & copper plate printer in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich and in 1853 described as carver & letter gilder at the same address. He married at Ipswich in 1856 Jeannetta Stanford, fourth daughter of Revd William Plees, vicar of Ashbocking, Suffolk and was the sister to the mother of Alfred Roe [q.v.]. In 1861, a 52 year old carver & gilder at 3 Brook Street, Ipswich with his 40 year old wife Jennetta, born Rivenhall, Essex and his 77 year old mother–in–law Elizabeth Plees. Listed in the Ipswich General Directory 1862–3 as a carver & gilder at Upper Brook Street but ten years later his address is noted as 30 Upper Brook Street where he was a 65 year old retired gilder with his 55 year old wife. In 1881, a 75 year old retired picture dealer at 10 Museum Street, Ipswich with his 68 year old wife Jennetta. He died at 10 Museum Street, Ipswich on 9 November 1884, aged 77 and his wife died at ‘Morecombe’ Henley Road, Ipswich on 8 April 1890, aged 71. Both he and Fred Roe are noted in a work by Fred Roe's son, Frederic Gordon 'English Cottage Furniture'