EMENY, James

1862 - 1936

Born at Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1862, son of John Emeny, a boot & shoemaker, and his wife Patience née Deeks, who married at Hadleigh in 1855. In 1881 a 19 year old unemployed clerk living at George Street, Hadleigh with his parents, 52 year old John and 50 year old Patience, and his sibling, 21 year old Frederick John. James exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Hadleigh in 1883 two oils 'Toppesfield Mill, Hadleign' and 'Aldham Church, Suffolk' also a watercolour 'Toppesfield Bridge, Hadleigh'; in 1885 he exhibited two oils ‘Love Lane, Hadleigh' and 'Kersey Mill, from the Bridge'. He married at Ipswich in 1894, Martha Matilda Wallis, of Twinstead, Essex, when he added an 'e' into his name as Emeney, and in 1901 a 39 year old commercial clerk living at 29 Christchurch Street, Ipswich with his 37 year old wife Martha and 5 year old only child Arthur James [q.v.] but by 1911 they had moved to 81 Foxhall Road, Ipswich. Both father James and son Arthur were still exhibiting at the Ipswich Art Club from 81 Foxhall Road, Ipswich in 1920 James exhibited three oil paintings 'The Stour, near Sudbury', 'The Orwell' and 'Near Cornard, Sudbury'; in 1923 two oils 'The Golf Links, Showery Weather' and 'The Banks of the Orwell', in 1924 'Cornard near Sudbury', 'Near Nacton' and 'Heath, near Cornard, Sudbury' and in 1925 three oils 'Near Cornard, Sudbury' and 'Cornfields near Hadleigh' plus again 'The Banks of the Orwell' . He died at Ipswich in 1936, aged 72.