Surnames
Andrews
Barber
Barrett
Bell
Boon
Bowles
Burrell
Chapman
Claydon
Connor
Downes
Eggar
Ellis
Eycott
Gollop
Gunner
Law
McGeary
May
Martin
Mead
Mortimer
Norman
Poulter
Purvey
Simpson
Smith
Strutt
Synan
Taylor
Walker
Watson
Westwood
Woods


CAN YOU HELP?
INTRODUCTION

 

On this page are some of the many uncertainties and mysteries
which remain in this family history. If you can provide any of the answers
or point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

 


Photograph probably taken at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich

My 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 1886.

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'

The 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 known Strutts.
Also can you identify any of the other men?


Arthur Strutt

John 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?

My 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?

My 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 record?

William 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?
Who are these men?
3 women
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 lighting.
 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 produced  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

Elda Naples 1945Baby Spencer 1947This lady's name is Elda, and the picture was taken in Naples in 1945.

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.

This letter was in with my father's family history documents, although I know of no connection with Lennoxlove or the Baird family.

My father did, however, have a great love of horses and I wonder if this is someone he remonstrated with about their treatment of a horse.

It appears to be dated 1938. I know what Lennoxlove is, but can anyone tell me anything about the writer or recipient?