26 October 2009

John William Anderson of Owanyilla, Queensland

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      • Subject: John William Anderson
      • Address: School House, Owanyilla, Queensland
      • Date: May 1891
      • Found: England

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find out anything about John (or Jonathan) Wm Anderson at all! The Queensland Historical Records have so many John William or William John Andersons listed that it would be impossible to say which one is him, if indeed any of them are.

On the back of the photo it also says ‘For Father’ and as this photo turned up in England I’m presuming John Wm migrated from the UK somewhere and was sending the photo back to his father.

Queensland Marriages
1904/B3426 Anderson John William Kirby Elizabeth
1918/C1669 Anderson John William McKenzie Kate
1890/C941 Anderson William Jonathan Carroll Maria

Deaths
1903/B3867 Anderson John William John Anderson Beatrice Ellen Reynolds
1912/C4133 Anderson John William John Anderson Margaret Robertson

The parents’ names listed on the Death entries turns up nothing on the IGI either.

References:
ancestry.com
FreeBMD
IGI
Queensland Historical Records

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to John Wm Anderson please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

Alice Pleace – 1869-1876

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        • Subject: Alice Pleace
        • Date: c1871
        • Photographer: Andrew Chandler, 419 George St, Sydney

There won’t be any descendants for this cute little girl but maybe there’s a family member out there who would love to have it.

Henry Pleace was born about 1828 in a place unknown, the first place I found him was in Sydney (Australia) when he married Alice Kippin in 1866.

445/1866  PLEACE  HENRY  KIPPIN  ALICE  SYDNEY

Henry & Alice had three daughters born in Sydney, none of whom survived to adulthood:-

NSW Births
1039/1867  PLEACE  ELIZABETH C  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY 
663/1869  PLEACE  ALICE  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY 
1654/1871  PLEACE  EDITH  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY

NSW Deaths
2073/1867  PLEACE  ELIZABETH C  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY 
1304/1871  PLEACE  EDITH  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY 
201/1876  PLEACE  ALICE  HENRY  ALICE  SYDNEY

I’ve been unable to find where Henry came from but Alice may be this one born in 1844 in Surrey, England, going by her parents names listed on her death registration:-

7599/1900  PLEACE  ALICE  WILLIAM  ELIZABETH  SYDNEY

Alice Kippin
Christening:  09 JUN 1844   St Johns, Clapham, Surrey, England
Father:  William Kippin
Mother:  Elizabeth

But without an age at death it’s hard to say for sure. Henry’s death registration gives his age but not his parents’ names:-

1319/1882  PLEACE  HENRY  AGE 54 YEARS  DIED SYDNEY

The following children are all for a William & Elizabeth Kippen but there is a 21 year gap between the youngest and Alice so either she was baptised many years after she was born or she doesn’t belong to this William & Elizabeth:-

JAMES THOMAS KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 08 APR 1810 Mitcham, Surrey, England 
JOHN KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 06 AUG 1815 Mitcham, Surrey, England
JABEZ KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 29 DEC 1816 Mitcham, Surrey, England
HENRY KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 04 FEB 1821 Mitcham, Surrey, England
WILLIAM EDMUND KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 22 SEP 1822 Mitcham, Surrey, England
MARIA ELIZABETH KIPPEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 28 DEC 1823 Mitcham, Surrey, England

In the 1851 census in England there is an Alice Kippin born in Mitcham which seems to suggest she is the sister of the above lot but she is aged 20 so IF the above baptism is her she was 14 when she was baptised.

1851 Census
Delamere Cottages, 24 Park Cres, Lambeth, Surrey
Alice Kippin serv unm 20 born Mitcham, Surrey

She also could be the daughter of this William & Elizabeth who were married in Wiltshire in 1846, no children on the IGI for them though:-

WILLIAM KIPPIN Marriages:
  Spouse:  ELIZABETH PRATTEN
  Marriage:  28 SEP 1846   Trowbridge, Wiltshire

References:
ancestry.com
FreeBMD
IGI
NSW Registry of BDMs

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Pleace or Kippin family please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

22 October 2009

Abel Snook 1834-1907

Abel Snook was born about 1834/5 in Radstock, Somerset, the son of James Snook and Jane née Witcomb. He is living at home aged 6 in the 1841 census:-

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 948; Book: 8; Civil Parish: Radstock; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 17; Page: 26; Line: 21; GSU roll: 474600.
1841 census
Radstock, Somerset
James Snook 25 coal miner yes
Jane Snook 32 yes
Lency Snook 10 yes (Louisa)
James Snook 8 yes
Abel Snook 6 yes
Isaac Snook 2 yes

Abel followed in his father’s footsteps and became a miner in the coal mines. He was still living at home with his parents and older brother, James, in 1851 but by 1861 he had left home and we find him lodging in Dudley, Worcestershire, miner aged 26 and unmarried.

By 1871 he had made his way to Australia where he married Mary Ann Newcombe in Hobart, Tasmania. They had two children, George William 1873 and Charles Stansell 1875:-

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SNOOK, ABEL
Gender:  Male
Birth 1835 -    
Marriage/Relationship: 1871 - HOBART,Tasmania  (  NEWCOMBE, MARY ANN  )  
Death:   
FAMILY INFORMATION 
Children:
271195  SNOOK GEORGE WILLIAM 1873
271196  SNOOK CHARLES STANSELL 1875

References:
ancestry.com
Archives Office of Tasmania
FreeBMD
IGI
Jewell Family Tree

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Snook family please do contact me. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address. I’m happy to say that I’ve made contact with a descendant related to Abel already but I’d still be pleased to hear from anyone else.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

21 October 2009

William Norton Hill – 1861-1929

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        • Subject: William Norton Hill
        • Date: 6 Jun 1884
        • Photographer: Marshall Wane, 82 George St, Edinburgh
        • Found: UK

William Norton Hill was born in Bristol in 1861.

Births Jun 1861
HILL  William Norton    Bristol  6a 69

Back then Bristol was variously referred to as being in Somerset or Gloucestershire so the county boundaries have changed over the years. William was the son of Henry Hill and Maria née Reynolds who also had two other children – Henry Reynolds 1859-1871 and Emma Maria 1862-1871.

Marriages Sep 1857
Hill  Henry    Isle of Wight  2b 691   
Reynolds  Maria     Isle of Wight  2b 691

Henry & Maria lived in Bristol all their lives, Henry was a Printer employing quite a few men & boys in most census, they died 1883 & 1885 respectively.

Deaths Mar 1883
HILL  Maria  64  Bristol  6a 13

Deaths Dec 1885
Hill  Henry  74  Bristol  6a 31

In 1898 William married Florence Mary Marsh in Bristol where they had at least four children – Henry Reynolds 1900, Dorothy Grace 1903, Thomas Norton 1906 and Emily Joyce 1907.

Marriages Sep 1898
Hill  William Norton    Bristol  6a 119   
Marsh  Florence Mary     Bristol  6a 119

William followed in his father’s footsteps with his occupation being Printer & Stationer in the census.

Deaths Mar 1929
Hill  William N  67  Bristol  6a 345

Deaths Dec 1931
Hill  Florence M  52  Bristol  6a 204

Son Henry Reynolds is not at home in the 1911 census and although they say that their 4 children are all still alive, I can’t find him anywhere, nor can I find a marriage or death for him in FreeBMD. Daughter Dorothy may have married in 1929 and Emily in 1935 although I’m not 100% certain about them.

Marriages Sep 1929
Field  Cecil A  Hill  Bristol  6a 435   
Hill  Dorothy G  Field  Bristol  6a 435

Marriages Dec 1935
Ham  Arthur F B  Hill  Bristol  6a 266   
Hill  Emily J  Ham  Bristol  6a 266

References:
ancestry.com
FindMyPast
FreeBMD
IGI

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Hill family please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

19 October 2009

Mrs Parker of Post Office Creek


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Somewhere in the middle of this map is or was a place called ‘Post Office Creek’. Dunedin is off to the right of the map.

The Waipori Goldfield was discovered in December, 1861, when gold was found on the Yerterburn, afterwards named the Post Office Creek. It developed into a rich and important alluvial field. The Waipori Valley is about twelve miles in length, and has an average width of half a mile.

THE TRAQUAIR HUNDRED AGAIN.
Tuapeka Times, Volume III, Issue 218, 4 April 1872, Page 3
This Hundred, which has been the cause of so much litigation and legislation, has again obtruded itself on public notice. The Post Office Creek diggings, it appears, which were formerly a portion of the Tuapeka Goldfield, have been included in the boundaries of this hundred. This was not known to the parties working there till recently, when an application was made to buy land contiguous to the workings. On the Post Office Creek there are about twenty Europeans and sixty Chinaman engaged in mining. About twenty- five miles of races have been cut, and including these races and dams, &c, there is mining property to the extent of £4000 or £5000 in value, at a low estimate. The selling of land on this diggings would necessarily impede mining operations, if it would not cause their suspension altogether, thereby causing great pecuniary loss, besides throwing a number of men out of employment, and locking up a large area of auriferous land. A deputation from the miners of the Creek, accompanied by Mr. Cable, waited upon the Waste Land Hoard on Wednesday, the 27th ult., and represented the matter. The deputation were requested to put in a written statement. The miners propose that the boundaries of the hundred should be shifted back to the top of the dividing range. "Were that done, it would give them ample room. We are informed that the matter is to be placed in the hands of the Waipori Mining Association. We have little doubt but that on the matter being properly represented, the Waste Land Board will see their way to acceding to the wishes of the miners.

THE COURTS.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4563, 2 July 1898, Page 3
Chas, Joseph— Water-race, Post Office Creek, Waipori, — Objected to by Jas. Parker.
Jas, Parker — Water-race, Post Office Creek, Waipori, — Objected to by Chas. Joseph and party.

POST OFFICE CREEK (WAIPORI) GOLD MINING COMPANY.
Otago Witness , Issue 2359, 11 May 1899, Page 20
Mr S. E. Brent has forwarded us the following copy of the report from the mine manager (Mr S. B. Carpenter), dated 2nd May, 1899: " Commenced sluicing on Friday last and have continued since. The ground already opened shows a good prospect. If the rest of the claim should prove to be equally good, the shareholders may safely consider that they own a very valuable property."

APPLICATION FOR LICENSE FOR A CLAIM.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXII, Issue 4720, 10 January 1900, Page 4

Date and No. of Miner's Right: 7/6/99; No. 6179. Dated this 4th day of January, 1900. SCHEDULE. Locality where land is situated and its area —At Post Office Creek, Waipori, a short distance below the gorge within the special claim applied for by applicant by application No. 177/99, being the extended alluvial claim granted to J. R. Parker and F. Parker by license No. 137/99. Area, about 3 acres.

The above is a short exert from an application to take over the claim originally granted to J R & F Parker.

WARDEN'S COURT.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5436, 8 May 1907, Page 3
Horace L. Parker : Extended alluvial claim of about 4 acres, Post Office Creek, Waipori.

WARDEN'S COURT.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5673, 8 September 1909, Page 3
James R. Parker. — Tail race in block VI., Waipori survey district, commencing at north west corner of applicant's special alluvial claim No. 325/09.

By now you’ll be wondering what this is all about! This photograph is what put me onto the search for a place called ‘Post Office Creek’ probably somewhere near Dunedin:-

 

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After searching many many more newspapers than the ones above I came to the conclusion that I was probably looking for a J R Parker. On searching the NZ BMDs I found two getting married around the right time frame:-

1898/845 Margaret Josephine  McDevitt  James Robert  Parker
1909/4730 Annie  Thomson  James Rollo  Parker
 

After a bit more Googling I discounted James Rollo after finding mention of him being in Gisborne (in North Island, Dunedin being in the South Island). More Googling and I suddenly hit the jackpot in one of the forums on ancestry.com:-

Hi ya, looking for any info on the descendents or ancestors of this couple my great grandparents.
Margaret was born 1872 in Alexandra, her parents listed on marriage license as James McDevitt and Annie nee Madden? James Robert was born 1865 in Dunedin, married Margaret in 1898. His parents listed as James Parker and Annie nee Sullivan?

With fingers crossed the message wasn’t too old I posted a reply to Chrissy asking her if her ancestors have ever been in Post Office Creek and this morning the answer came back:-

“Yes they were definately at Post Office Creek Waipori. Also James father who was also James Parker and his wife Annie nee Sullivan. I dont have any pics of either of them.”

We don’t as yet know just which Mrs Parker she might be, and sadly may never know, but I leave that up to Chrissy now. This time I’m thrilled to have found a descendant before I posted my article!

References:
ancestry.com
NZ BDM Records
Papers Past

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I would still love to hear from anyone else who might be connected to the Parkers of Post Office Creek. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

18 October 2009

Mr MacCorhan or McCrohan of Melbourne

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        • Subject: Mr McCrohan
        • Date: Unknown
        • Photographer: Foster & Martin, Melbourne, Australia
        • Found: New Zealand

Without a first name I knew I wouldn’t be able to identify Mr MacCorhan but someone just may recognise him.

I looked in the Victorian Historical Index of BMDs and found only one entry of a McCorhan but after doing a little research in Google I think that perhaps the name should be McCrohan. On rechecking the index I found 141 entries for McCrohan.

There is a website for the McCrohan name worldwide and I did find some McCrohan photographs including a house in Melbourne built by Eugene McCrohan and also a family photo but it’s hard to say if this gentleman belongs to that family or not, I certainly couldn’t identify him being in the family photo.

Foster & Martin photographers seem to have been active in Melbourne from 1877 to about 1900.

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If anyone is able to identify the above gentleman please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

Arthur Kenneth & Isabella Palmer

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      • Subject: Arthur Kenneth Palmer & Isabella McLaren
      • Date: Unknown (after 1915)
      • Photographer: Broma Studio, Nelson, NZ
      • Found: South Island, NZ

Arthur Kenneth Palmer was born on 04 May 1883 in Waimea West, Nelson, son of Charles Arthur Palmer and Janet née Kerr. On 28 Apr 1915 he married Isabella McLaren in the Parish Church, Wyndham, Otago. Isabella was born on the 16 Aug 1878 at Camphill, Wyndham, Otago, the daughter of John McLaren and Agnes née Hosie. I don’t know if Ken & Isy had any children.

References:
NZ BDM Records
IGI
Register of NZ Presbyterian Marriages

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Palmer family please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

Alma May Lee Brody or Broily or ???

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This time I’d like to enlist your help – what do you think Alma’s surname is?

I thought it was BRODY, other people have come up with BROILY or BROELY or BROOLY – whatever it is there is no Alma May Lee under any spelling I can think of in the NZ BMDs. Which leads me to believe that either she was born after 1909 (the cutoff date for searching the NZ records online) OR the photograph was posted to someone in NZ (found in South Island) from another country. I also search the marriages & deaths, still nothing. There is no photographer’s logo on the photo so I can’t even work out when it was taken from that either.

All in all a mystery baby, posting the photograph anyway in the hopes that someone may know her.

Another thought is that the name is spelt phonetically from listening to someone speaking with a foreign accent, could be something like BRIERLEY.

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I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

17 October 2009

Frederick Richard Theobald – 1859-1903

Frederick Richard Theobald was born c1859 in England and died Aug 1903 in Westport, New Zealand. His burial record, at the Orowaiti Old Cemetery in Westport, said he was interred on 31 Aug 1902 but his death registration was in 1903. His burial record also says he was born in England and died of natural causes aged 44 yrs.

1903/5642 Theobold  Frederick Richard  44Y

I have found no record of him being born in England nor in any of the census there before he was married in NZ in 1891.

Inangahua Times, Volume I, Issue 84, 6 August 1891, Page 2
Yesterday one of those pleasant incidents which, as a rule, occur but once in a lifetime, took place in the Church of England, when Mr F. Theobald and Miss Alice Kirby were married by the Rev. Mr Wilson. Both bride and bridesmaids, sisters of the bride, wore dresses appropriate to the occasion, and needless to add the ceremony was witnessed by a congregation, mainly ladies. The bride and groom are well-known and respected residents of this district.

1891/1451 Alice Mary  Kirby  Richard Frederick  Theobald

Alice Mary is buried in the same cemetery as her husband, she died of consumption and was interred on the 14 Aug 1909 aged 40 yrs.

1909/5921 Theobold  Alice Mary  40Y

Also buried in the same cemetery is their daughter Rose Ellen Mary aged 63 spinster on the 6 Jul 1962, she was born in Reefton.

On his marriage registration he is listed as Richard Frederick and on the registrations of his childrens’ births he is listed variously as Frederick Richard or Richard Frederick.

Frederick & Alice registered the births of five children:-

1892/10838 Theobald  Frederick Edward  Alice Mary Richard Frederick
1894/13982 Theobald  Alice Eileen Louisa  Alice Mary Richard Frederick
1897/14445 Theobald  Sydney James  Alice Frederick Richard
1899/2747 Theobald  Rose Ellen Mary  Alice Mary Richard Frederick
1901/8523 Theobald  Esther Julia  Alice Mary Richard Frederick

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Sydney died in 1912 so this photo was taken about 1904 to 1907.

1912/9227 Theobald  Sydney  15Y
1960/37032 Thomas  Alice Eileen Louisa  66Y
1962/38669 Theobald  Rose Mary Ellen  63Y
1971/36056 Barrett  Esther Julia  69Y
1972/28611 Theobald  Frederick Edward  12 June 1892

References:
Buller District Libraries - Cemetery Enquiry
NZ BDM Records
Papers Past

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The following photograph came with the previous one and as it was taken at the same studio I thought the two photos might be connected to each other even though the writing is in a different hand. With no surname it’s impossible to tell. The ears have a certain similarity don’t you think?

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Theobald family please do contact me, I would love to pass these photos onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

16 October 2009

Eleanor Frances Pickmere – 1867-1959

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        • Subject: Eleanor Frances Pickmere
        • Date: Unknown
        • Photographer: Home Studio, Takapuna, NZ
        • Found: New Zealand

Eleanor never married so there won’t be any descendants for her but she did have quite a few siblings and I’m sure there must be someone out there who would love to have her photograph.

Eleanor Frances was the daughter of Ralph Pickmere and Serena Hannah née Matthews, born on 29 Sep 1867 in Northland, NZ. Her father, Ralph, had arrived in NZ on board the vessel ‘Mermaid’ in 1859 from England.

Mermaid
Ship: 1233 tons
Captain: J White
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Thomas Aickin
Sailed Liverpool July 11th 1859 - arrived Auckland October 19th 1859
Steerage Passengers
Pakmere Ralph

Her mother, Serena Hannah, was born in NZ on 16 Apr 1840, the daughter of Richard Matthews who voyaged with Darwin and Fitzroy on the Beagle to finally settle near his brother and fellow missionary, Joseph Matthews, in Kaitaia.

Ralph Pickmere was living at home in Warrington, Lancashire with his father (John Richard) and older brother in the 1841 census, his mother (Eliza née Thornhill) and two other siblings I couldn’t find:-

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 521; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Warrington; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 11; Page: 15; Line: 22; GSU roll: 306907.

1841 Census
Bank St, Warrington, Lancashire
Jno Rd Pickmere 45 Attorney yes
Jno Rd Pickmere 15 yes
Ralph Pickmere 14 yes

I didn’t find Ralph in the 1851 census although his parents and siblings were still living in Lancashire, in later census his parents moved to Wales where John Richard died in 1875 and Eliza in 1887:-

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2202; Folio: 159; Page: 25; GSU roll: 87212.
1851 Census
Coalpit Lane, Newton in Makerfield, Lancashire
John R Pickmere head mar 56 proprietor of houses born Warrington
Eliza wife mar 46 born Prescot
Edward S son 13 born Warrington
Fanny C dau 11 ditto
Eliza B dau 9 ditto
Adela M dau 7 ditto

References:
ancestry.com
Donald Ferguson's Family Tree
FreeBMD
IGI
WorldConnect
http://www.wcc.net.nz/history4.html
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Mermaid1859.htm
http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/
http://pearlspad.net.nz/AucklandRussell.htm

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Pickmere family please do contact me, I would love to pass this photograph onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

John Wickham of Mere, Wiltshire – 1790-1875

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        • Subject: John Wickham
        • Date: 1 April 1873
        • Photographer: Stanley, 32 Hertford St, Coventry
        • Found: UK

It took me awhile to work out what John’s surname was, at first it looked like ‘Wigham’ or ‘Wiigham’ or ‘Wugham’ or ‘Wicgham’. I had no luck finding any of those names in a census or FreeBMD or the IGI except for a few ‘Wighams’ but none of the right age. In the end I realised the G should have been a K – Wickham – and there he was!

Deaths Jun 1875
WICKHAM  John  84  Mere  5a 156

I haven’t been able to ascertain who his parents were but I did find him in the various census with his wife and two children, he probably had more who had left home by the 1841 census so it’s hard to say if any of the other Wickhams born in Mere in the various census are his or not.

John was a Gardener by trade and in 1841 he is living with wife Mary, son John and daughter Eliza in Mere.

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 1183; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Mere; County: Wiltshire; Enumeration District: 13; Folio: 29; Page: 2; Line: 4; GSU roll: 464201.

1841 Census
Castle St, Mere, Wiltshire
Jno Wickham 50 gardener yes
Mary Wickham 50 yes
Jno Wickham 20 shoem. yes
Eliza Wickham 20 dressm. yes

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1850; Folio:  ; Page: 1; GSU roll: 220997.

1851 Census (indexed under Wiehliam)
Castle St, Mere, Wiltshire
John Wickham head mar 60 gardener born Mere, Wilts
Mary Wickham wife mar 60 born Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Eliza Wickham daur unm 30 born Mere, Wilts

Son John had married Anna Perfect in 1844 and in 1861 they were living elsewhere in Mere with their seven children – Wm John, Jane, Julia, Edgar, Alick, Mary Harvey & Maria Kate. I took a stab that Mary’s middle name of Harvey was John’s mother’s maiden name & I found Mary Harvey on the IGI, she was the daughter of Bennet & Betty (née Applin) Harvey, baptised in Iwerne Minster on 21 Oct 1790, she died in 1870. I found no marriage for John Wickham to Mary Harvey on the IGI, that doesn’t mean to say there wasn’t one, just that the parish they were married at hasn’t been extracted to the IGI.

John & Mary Wickham were also living in Castle St, Mere in 1861 (indexed under Wahham) and John was still there in 1871 aged 80.

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Wickham family please do contact me, I would love to pass these photos onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

15 October 2009

Katharine Mary Carrow – 1854-c1879

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        • Subject: Katharine Mary Carrow
        • Date: Unknown
        • Photographer: Elliott & Fry, Portman Square, London
        • Found: UK

Katherine Mary Carrow was baptised on 7 May 1854 in Johnston, Pembrokeshire Wales to Richard & Kate (née Castle) Carrow.

Births Jun 1854
CARROW Katharine Mary Haverford W 11a 678

Katharine Mary Carrow
Bap: 7 May 1854 Johnston, Pembroke, Wales
Parents: Richard & Kate Carrow
Batch #C081721

In 1861 & 1871 she was living at home with her parents & siblings in Pembroke. In 1875 she married Courtenay E Wellesley and they had at least two children - Edward Courtenay Cannock 1876 and Hyacinth M 1878.

Marriages Mar 1875
Carrow Katherine Mary Haverfordwest 11a 991
Wellesley Courtenay E Haverfordwest 11a 991

I was unable to find any sign of Katie & her family in any English census after she was married until I found her two children living with Katie’s sister, Alice Owen, in Cheshire in 1881. Hyacinth gave her birthplace as Colorado USA which led me to find Courtenay Wellesley living in Colorado in 1880 and in Dallas Texas in 1900. In 1880 he was listed as widowed, so Katie had died sometime before then, in 1900 he’s listed as married (no wife at home) and having migrated to the USA in 1875.

Katie’s daughter, Hyacinth, went onto marry Philip Maud in 1922 in London although I was unable to find her or her brother Edward in any English census after the 1881.

I was also unable to find a birth registration or a baptism on the IGI for Courtenay E Wellesley, I didn’t find him in any census before he was married either! I did find this little snippet when I was Googling which suggests the name Hyacinth comes from his side of the family:-

Will of Lady Charles Cavendish Bentinck; 22 May 1871 (1 item - 2 ff, paper)
Copy will of Lady Charles Cavendish Bentinck:
Devises house in Norfolk Street, Park Lane to her daughter Anne Hyacinthe Cavendish Bentinck.
Legacy of £ 3000 to her son Major-General Arthur Cavendish Bentinck.
£ 1500 to Courtenay Wellesley, £ 1000 to Jane, widow of Richard Wellesley and numerous smaller legacies (£ 200-£ 800) to her Wellesley relations (the descendants of her father), her executor (Farrer).

Trying to work out if Courtenay fitted into the English aristocracy somehow really did my head in, I gave up!

One last mystery! With the above photograph of Katie Carrow came this one, written on the back in the same handwriting:-

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Including the date of January 1873 written on the front. Although the photographer’s address is given as Auckland it also mentions Pembroke so that may very well have been where the photograph was taken.

The mystery is that I have been unable to find ANY mention of a Michael Carrow anywhere at all, absolutely nothing in FreeBMD, the IGI, any census in both Wales & England and even Google is no help at all!

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Carrow and/or the Wellesley family please do contact me, I would love to pass these photos onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

10 October 2009

Charles Headlam Mickman (McMahon) – 1858-1908

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      • Subject: Charles Headlam Mickman
      • Date: 16 June 1881
      • Photographer: H Crane late Mr & Mrs Ward, 287 Walworth Rd. 
      • Found: UK

Charlie was born 1858 in Whitby, Yorkshire, the son of James Turner McMahon and Mary Jane Headlam. On the registration of James & Mary’s marriage their surname is McMahon:-

Marriages Jun 1855
HEADLAM  Mary Jane    Whitby  9d 619   
MCMAHON  James Turner     Whitby  9d 619

By the time their son Charles was born they had changed the spelling to Mickman. That is the spelling they used in all the census and further registrations.

Births Sep 1858
Mickman  Charles    Whitby  9d 361

Deaths Dec 1901
Mickman  James Turner  72  Easington  10a 273

Deaths Mar 1882
MICKMAN  Mary Jane  50  Easington  10a 223

Charlie had at least four siblings – Frederick 1860; Louise 1865; Emily Ann 1869 & Harry Headlam 1873.

Charlie married Annie Eliza Hooper in 1885, Annie was a widow with two young daughters so Hooper may not have been her maiden name.

Marriages Mar 1885
Hooper  Annie Eliza     Camberwell  1d 838   
Mickman  Charles Headlam     Camberwell  1d 838

As far as I can see Charlie & Annie only had the one daughter, Alice Louisa S who was born in 1896 and married in 1919:-

Births Sep 1886
Mickman  Alice Louisa S    Camberwell  1d 932

Marriages Dec 1919
Riach  Francis  Mickman  St. Geo. H. Sq.  1a 1394

Finally, I found this little snippet on James during my Google searches:-

Hannah also married (3) James Turner Mickman, son of Thomas Mickman, on 6 Dec 1883 in St. Thomas, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, County Durham. James was born about 1829 in Bradford, Yorkshire. He died 1st Dec 1901 in Station Street, Haswell, Easington, County Durham.

NOTE: James first marriage he was recorded as James Turner McMahon.
Master Shoemaker employing 3 men and 2 boys residing at Flowergate, Whitby in 1861 - with them was Mary Jane's brothers John Headlam a jet worker and William Headlam a Bootmaker.
In 1881 James was a Storekeeper (engine work) residing at Seaham Harbour.
An Innkeeper residing at 7 Coronation Street, Bishopwearmouth at his marriage in 1883.
In 1891 James was a Bootmaker (employer) residing at Haswell Lane, Haswell, Co. Durham. He had left his wife Hannah Jane and was living “over the brush" with Sophia, 2 children from his 1st marriage and Alice from Sophia.
Still at Haswell in 1901 with Sophia and their daughter Alice.
Master Boot and shoe maker at his death aged 72.

References:
ancestry.com
Descendants of Thomas Bishop
FreeBMD
IGI

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Mickman family please do contact me, I would love to pass these photos onto a family member. Preferably by email but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to leave me your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

07 October 2009

WILLIAMS Family - Alfred Ernest 1855-1926; Walter Henry 1862-1894; Sarah (Sadye) Louisa 1865-?; Harold Fillingham 1872-1927?

Today we have five photographs from the same family.

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        • Subjects: Alfred Ernest & Iseult Margery Williams
        • Date: Xmas 1889
        • Photographer: Mr Owen, 29 Catherine St, Salisbury
        • Found: UK

Alfred Ernest Williams was born in 1856 in Carlton le Moorland, Lincolnshire, the son of Charles Williams and Mary Paddison née Fillingham. The third of nine children (that I’ve found).

In 1885 Alfred married Mary Elizabeth Batchelor and they had two children that I know of, Iseult Margery born 1886 and Brian Moray born 1896 both in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Mary seems to have died in 1912 aged 54 and Alfred in 1926 aged 70, both in Salisbury.

Births Mar 1856
WILLIAMS  Alfred Ernest    Newark  7b 282

Marriages Jun 1885
BATCHELOR  Mary Elizabeth     Newcastle T.  10b 179   
Williams  Alfred Ernest     Newcastle T.  10b 179

Births Dec 1886
Williams  Iseult Margery    Alderbury  5a 177

Births Mar 1896
Williams  Brian Moray    Salisbury  5a 147

Deaths Dec 1912
Williams  Mary E  54  Salisbury  5a 196

Deaths Sep 1926
Williams  Alfred E  70  Salisbury  5a 153

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        • Subject: Walter Henry Williams
        • Date: Before 1894
        • Photographer: Mr Owen, Salisbury
        • Found: UK

Walter Henry Williams was born in 1862 in Carlton le Moorland, Lincolnshire, the son of Charles Williams and Mary Paddison née Fillingham. The seventh of nine children.

Walter married Georgina Emily Betts in 1889 in London and they had at least one son, Kynerith Walter born 1891. Walter Henry died at the early age of 32 in 1894 and Georgina married again in 1907 to George Camden. In the 1911 census George & Georgina Camden were living in Worcester with their two sons, George Henry Lambert aged 4 and Derek aged 1. I couldn’t find Kynerith Walter Williams in 1911.

Births Jun 1862
WILLIAMS  Walter Henry    Newark  7b 303

Marriages Sep 1889
BETTS  Georgina Emily    Islington  1b 618   
WILLIAMS  Walter Henry     Islington  1b 618

Births Jun 1891
Williams  Kynerith Walter    Alderbury  5a 175

Deaths Mar 1894
Williams  Walter Henry  32  Alderbury  5a 140

Marriages Mar 1907
CAMDEN  George    Romsey  2c 142   
WILLIAMS  Georgina Emily     Romsey  2c 142

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        • Subject: Sarah (Sadye) Louisa Williams
        • Date: Unknown
        • Photographer: A J Grossmann, Dover
        • Found: UK

Sarah Louisa (Sadye) Williams was born in 1865 in Carlton le Moorland, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Charles Williams and Mary Paddison née Fillingham. The eighth of nine children. Sarah was obviously better known as Sadye.

In 1898 Sadye married James Ross Murray and in the 1911 census they were living in Chorlton, Lancashire with their four children.

Births Mar 1865
Williams  Sarah Louisa    Newark  7b 310

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        • Subjects: James Ross & Allan Ross Murray
        • Date: c1902
        • Photographer: A Whitla, 180 Oxford St, Manchester
        • Found: UK

Marriages Sep 1898
Murray  James Ross    Chorlton  8c 1435   
Williams  Sadye Louisa     Chorlton  8c 1435

Births Jun 1900
MURRAY  Alan Ross    Chorlton  8c 887

Births Dec 1902
Murray  Joyce Margaret    Chorlton  8c 762

Births Jun 1904
MURRAY  Charles Donald    Chorlton  8c 868

Births Jun 1909
Murray  Mary Gwen     Chorlton  8c 902

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          • Subject: Harold Fillingham Williams
          • Date: Unknown
          • Photographer: W S Downes,Rembrandt Art Studio, Sleaford

Harold Fillingham Williams was born in 1872 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Charles Williams and Mary Paddison née Fillingham. The ninth of nine children.

In 1906 he married Belle Gillies and in the 1911 census they were living in Kingston, Surrey with their three children. Not sure of the date he died but the death registration below may be his.

Births Mar 1872
WILLIAMS  Harold Fillingham     Alderbury  5a 202

Marriages Mar 1906
Gillies  Belle     S. Stoneham  2c 83   
WILLIAMS  Harold Fillingham     S. Stoneham  2c 83

Births Jun 1907
WILLIAMS  Edward Denys     Salisbury  5a 177

Births Dec 1910
WILLIAMS  Eileen M    Kingston  2a 391

Deaths Jun 1927
Williams  Harold F  55  Ringwood  2b 835

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The other children of Charles Williams and Mary Paddison née Fillingham are:-

George Fillingham born 2qtr 1852, died 3qtr 1852
Emily Agnes c1854, married James Muscutt Hodgson 1879
Florence Annie c1857 (lost sight of after 1891)
Charles Edward c1859, married Mary Elizabeth Dowling 1885
Edith Mary 1860, married John Howard 1886

Emily Agnes & James Muscutt Hodgson had two children in 1891, Muriel Fillingham and Charles Williams.
Charles Edward & Mary Elizabeth Williams had one son in 1901, Humphrey Barrow.
Edith Mary & John Howard had three children in 1891, Dorothy Louisa, Kathleen Emily & Charles Gordon.

Father Charles Williams was born on 24 Sep 1827 bp 26 Nov 1829 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, son of Charles Williams & Mary Smeeton (unknown if Smeeton is Mary’s surname or middle name). He married Mary Paddison Fillingham in 1850. Charles died sometime before 1891.

Mary was the daughter of George Fillingham and Millicent Mary Wood who were married 4 Mar 1817 in Saxilby, Lincolnshire. Mary’s death may be this one:-

Deaths Jun 1919
Williams  Mary P  89  Chorlton  8c 652

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References:
ancestry.com
FreeBMD
IGI
1911 Census

If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Williams family please do contact me, I would love to pass these photos onto a family member. Preferably by email but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to leave me your email address.

All the information I have found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

04 October 2009

Could this be Lionel Leveret Ogier?

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So far Lionel Leveret has beaten me! I have not been able to find anyone by that name on any birth, marriage, death or census anywhere other than the name of a character in an 1873 comedy “Old Soldiers” by Henry James Byron.

The man in the photograph does seem to be rather theatrical in his pose so perhaps he is just an actor. However, I did find mention of a Lionel Leveret Ogier but he too is rather elusive.
Dating the photograph is harder than I thought although I did find that William Smith, photographer of Leeds, was in practice in the 1880s, that doesn’t help much!

While searching for Lionel Leveret I found Lionel Leveret(t) Ogier in an online gazette here:-

The appointment of the following Officers, who have been admitted to the Indian Army on probation, is confirmed from the dates specified:-
Lionel Leverett Ogier - 22nd Nov 1918

There is only one entry for Lionel Ogier in FreeBMD:-

Marriages Sep 1919
Ogier  Lionel L  Owen  Stourbridge  6c 93   
Owen  Dorothy G E  Ogier  Stourbridge  6c 93

And this on the Runnymede Roll of Honour Memorial, panel 71:-

OGIER, MICHAEL OWEN. Pilot Officer, 102584.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Died 12 March 1942. Aged 20.
Son of Lionel Leverett Ogier and Dorothy Gwynedd Eardley Ogier of East Hanningfield, Essex.
Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Panel 71.
Based at R.A.F. Leeming, Yorkshire, 77 Squadron, R.A.F. lost two Whitley bombers on the same mission to Emden, Germany when Michael died, in addition to which 58 Squadron, R.A.F. also lost a Whitley. Carried out by 20 Wellingtons and 20 Whitleys the raid was not a success, and bombing photographs indicated that the nearest bombs were 5 miles from the designated target. Cause of loss of Michaels aircraft Z9293 KN-D is still recorded as cause unknown, the squadrons other aircraft Z9312 KN-? is presumed to have crashed in the North Sea, from where one of the crew’s bodies was washed ashore, it too is recorded in the same category as Michaels. Whitley bomber Z9293 KN-D was originally a No.102 Squadron, Royal Air Force aircraft, prior to going on the operational strength of No. 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

In Memory of
Pilot Officer MICHAEL OWEN OGIER
102584, 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 20
on 12 March 1942
Son of Lionel Leverett Ogier and Dorothy Gwynedd Eardley Ogier, of East Hanningfield, Essex.
Remembered with honour
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Runnymede Memorial March 2007

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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That’s it I’m afraid, not much to go on for this photograph. If you have a Lionel Leveret or Lionel Leveret Ogier in your family and can identify the man please contact me, I’d love to hear from you.

 

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

Geraldine Feodora Hyde – 1863-1935

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        • Subject: Mary Ann & Geraldine Feodora Hyde
        • Date: c1866
        • Photographer: Daniel Jones, 66 Bold St & 11 Church St, Liverpool
        • Found: England

Geraldine Feodora was born in 1863 Hampstead, Middlesex to parents Henry Barry Hyde and Mary Ann née Bird.

Births Mar 1863
HYDE  Geraldine Feodore    Hampstead  1a 557

Because of the photo being taken in Liverpool I was unsure at first as to whether I had the right family until I found them in the 1871 census living in West Derby, Lancashire, up until then they had only been associated with Ireland and London.

Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 3843; Folio: 118; Page: 4; GSU roll: 841925.

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Geraldine’s younger sister, Mabel Mary, was born in Liverpool and I estimate Geraldine’s age in the photo to be about 3 or 4, that as well as M A being the initials of Geraldine’s mother makes me think I have the right family.

Henry Barry was a Banker on various levels in each census, he and two of the elder children were born in Ireland although mother Mary Ann was born in London as were the rest of the children except for the youngest Mabel Mary.

In 1883 Geraldine married Arthur Henry Barrett Brittain {Rev Canon} and from the following information I found in Wikisource it seems they had one son & one daughter. I was unable to find Arthur & Geraldine in any census after they were married until the 1911 when they were living in Towcester, Northamptonshire with their son Arthur Hyde Brittain aged 14. It looks like they might have been in India during those years.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:The_Indian_Biographical_Dictionary.djvu/108
INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. 1915
Brittain, Rev Canon Arthur Henry Barrett. M. A. ; h. 1854 : 7th s. of late Rev. Charles Brittain; VI. Geraldine Feodora. d. of late Henry Barry Hyde, one s, one d; Educ: King Edward's School. Birmingham ; St. Edmund Hall, Oxford; M.A., 1879; Ordained Curate of Wolstanton, 1880 ; Founder and first head of St. Augustine Mission, Pulham ; Junior Chaplain, Madras, 1887 ; Senior Chaplain, and Canon of Madras Cathedral : Editor, Madras Diocesan Magazine, 1903-07 ; Acting Archdeacon of Madras and Bishop's Commissary ; Founder of the Diocesan Soldier's Institutes at Secunderabad and St. Thomas's Mount : Secretary of the Anglican Third Order ; Vicar of Whittlebury-cum-Silverstone, 1909. Address: Whittlebury Vicarage, Towcester.

Their daughter may be:-

Births Dec 1884
Brittain  Geraldine Hilda H    Fulham  1a 301

Geraldine Feodora Brittain died aged 72 in Bath.

Deaths Dec 1935
Brittain  Geraldine F  72  Bath

Geraldine’s mother, Mary Ann Bird, was the daughter of Golding & Mary Ann Bird, born 10 Oct 1823 in St Pancras and baptised there on 6 Nov 1823.

References:
ancestry.com
FreeBMD
IGI
Wikisource

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Hyde family please do contact me, I would love to hear from you & it may be to your advantage. Preferably by email but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to leave me your email address.

Dawn Scotting
pandora[at]kc.net.nz

03 October 2009

Mary Franklin née Banbury - 1840-1915

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      • Subject: Mary Banbury
      • Date: Unknown
      • Photographer: R Dimberline, 325 Old Rd Rd, London E
      • Found: England

Mary was the daughter of Nathaniel Banbury and Eliza née Crew, bap on 31 Mar 1840 in Coventry, Warwickshire. Her siblings were - Elizabeth 27 May 1837; Eliza 29 Dec 1846; Sophia 27 Dec 1851; Emma 29 Mar 1842; Charles 10 Jun 1844 and Nathaniel 12 Aug 1835. At the age of 11 she was working as a servant in the 1851 census.

On the 22 Mar 1859 she married Albert Franklin in the St Lawrence Church in Foleshill, War. In 1861 they were living in Lambeth, Surrey & by 1871 they had moved to Bromley, London where they lived until Albert’s death in 1899. In 1911 Eliza was living in Poplar, London where she died in 1915.

Mary & Albert’s children were – William James bp 6 Nov 1859 Coventry; Harriet Maria born c1863 Brixton; Elizabeth Mary bp 5 Aug 1866 Stepney died 1869; Mary Ann bp 25 Apr 1869 Stepney; Emma Rebecca born Aug 1870 Bow; Clara Eliza born c1874 Bromley; Sarah Ann born c1876 Bromley; Edith Elizabeth born Nov 1880 Bromley.

Daughter Clara Eliza married James William Till in 1900, marriage registered in the Poplar RD, the same district that Mary’s death was registered in so I presume Mary was living with her daughter when she died, she was certainly living with her in the 1901 census in Bromley.

References:
ancestry.com
FreeBMD
IGI

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Banbury or Franklin families please do contact me, I would love to hear from you & it may be to your advantage. Preferably by email but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to leave me your email address.

All the information on this family may also be seen on the next update on WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz