CHORLEY, Jenny

1902 - 1996

Born Nancy Rodyk, but known as Jenny, at Hampstead, London on 5 November 1902, daughter of Alexander Percy Rodyk (1859-1908), a solicitor, and his wife Ada Maria née Green, who married at Paddington, London in 1890. In 1911, an 8 year old, living at 67 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London with her 46 year old widowed mother Ada, with a 10 year old brother Alexander Humphrey Bernard. She married at Kensington in 1927, Adrian Chorley [q.v.] and they went to live at Edenbridge, Kent. In 1939, living at Yard Farm, Russ Hill, Dorking, Surrey with her draughtsman architect husband Adrian, and his widowed mother but later came to Suffolk. Like her husband, a member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from 'The Oaks', Boxted, Suffolk in 1977, four paintings 'Suffolk Lane', 'The Avenue', 'Hythe Quay' and 'Mistley', two in 1978 'Still Life' and 'Brown Study' and two in 1979 'Driftway, Cox Hill, Boxford' and 'Bullrush Boy'. In 1980 she exhibited from Driftway, Cox Hill, Boxford, four paintings, 'Old Houses, Mistley', 'Wormingford Church', 'Burnham Overy Staithe' and 'Walberswick'. Nancy Chorley died at Ipswich on 24 November 1996.