DAVEY, Robert Saunders

1930 - ?

Born at West Ham, Essex in May 1930, eldest of the two children of of Robert W. Davey and his wife Edith M. née Corbell, who married at West Ham the previous year. Part of a group of local lads, mainly from Benton Street became involved with the East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1942, painting, non too successfully, and doing design work for a student, Trevor White, who designed fashionable headscarves. Nearly all the students at Benton End were given a nom-de-plume by Lett-Haines and Davey's was 'Stoner Monk'. A solicitor with practices both in Hadleigh and Ipswich and was a trustee for both the Lett-Haines [q.v.] and Cedric Morris [q.v.] estates. He married in the Samford district of Suffolk in 1953, Kathleen Hawes (1932-2003) and they lived at 25 Ann Beaumont Way, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk.