On this page are
some of the many uncertainties and mysteries
which remain in this family history. If you can provide any of the
or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.
Photograph probably taken
at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
father has written on the back of this photograph:
'2 uncles with their father, Eycott I think'.
In fact the man on the
left is George Edwin Fulcher. Presumably the other soldier is a
brother, as yet not identified. But the older man is not their father as
he died in
Also on the back of the card is
a reprint instruction:
' 26190 Premier Bust of old gent only - Finish'.
'Now Southport Rd'
'68 Station Rd Enlarge Old Man Bust only New Brown'
postcard post-dates 1902 as the back is divided to allow a
message to be written on the left.
The gentlemen above are in the Harrow
Inn, Abbey Wood. On the left is James Titchell, 2nd left is Arthur
Strutt. Arthur was married to Mabel Stiggers, but I am unable to
find any earlier records of Arthur or tie him in with my
Also can you identify any of the other men?
Gollop , an Iron Founder and Engineer, married Emilia
Redmund. He worked in the Wellington Foundry in Finsbury. I have
seen references to Gollop and Redmund hinges, which are
apparently collectable. Can anyone tell me anything about this?
Grandmother, Emily May,
was born at The Grange, Dummer in 1884, according to her birth
certificate. This seems unlikely, since she was the daughter of
a farm labourer, and the 1881 Census shows The Grange to have
been unoccupied at the time.
Can anybody help?
Great-Grandparents, Henry Boon and Deborah Barrett appear to
have married about 1837, possibly in Gravesend, Kent, but I am
unable to find a record of their marriage. Has anyone found this
Boon, my 3x Great Grandfather, was born in Woolwich, Kent, in
about 1784, according to the 1851 census. I am unable to find
him in the parish records and wonder if his parents were non-
conformist or if in fact he was not born in Woolwich at all.
Who are these men?
The three ladies above are
inscribed 'Relations?' on the back. Anyone know them?
The woman in the centre
has been cut out and added to the picture, hence the different
The Carte de Visite print I have was made from a copy
negative of the result, which accounts for the relatively poor
quality of the print. The fashions lead me to believe that the
photograph of the 2 outer women was taken in the 1890s, whilst
the unprinted back of the card suggests 1900 plus. The dress
worn by the woman in the centre could be of earlier vintage.
The photograph was
by Henry Linn, 64 Powis Street and 36 Taylor Street, Woolwich,
who operated from these addresses between 1903, when he was only at 36
Taylor Street, and 1912 when he was at 64 Powis Street and 28
William Street, Woolwich. Since the photograph is a copy, this
only indicates when the composite picture was made.
Taylor Street is not
far from Crescent Road.
Walter Benjamin Strutt and Amelia Gollop
lived in Crescent Road, as did the Downes family
lady's name is Elda, and the picture was taken in Naples in
Is this the same
lady who wrote on the back of the picture of the baby
25.12.47 Letchworth. To Mr Boon with all my love Herbert
Spencer. Elda & Dave"
The "7" in
the date is crossed in the continental fashion. There is a
record of a Herbert R.D. Spencer born 1947 whose mother's maiden
name was Capobianco.
letter was in with my father's family history documents,
although I know of no connection with Lennoxlove or the Baird
did, however, have a great love of horses and I wonder if this
is someone he remonstrated with about their treatment of a
to be dated 1938. I know what Lennoxlove is, but can anyone tell
me anything about the writer or recipient?