Thursday, 22 June 2017

Frederick Balfour Brown

FREDERICK BALFOUR BROWN birth10 April 1856 baptism 13 May1856 Woolwich St Mary Magdalene Father's Name: Henry Brown

Mother's Name: Maria Brown née Blomfield
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1871
Henry Brown Head M 66 St Georges Bloomsburn, Middlesex
Maria Brown Wife F 57 Bunton, Buckinghamshire
Alice M Brown Daughter F 26 Finsbury, Middlesex
Constance J Brown Daughter F 23 Boreham, Essex
Helen M Brown Daughter F 21 Boreham, Essex
Ada Dor T Brown Daughter F 18 Woolwich, Kent
Ethel Louisa Brown Daughter F 16 Woolwich, Kent
Charles J Brown Son M 12 Woolwich, Kent
Henry B Brown Son M 20 Boreham, Essex
Jane Lomas Servant F 25 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Jenkyns Servant F 30 Llanville, Brecknockshire
Eliza Lloyd Servant F 23 Princefield, Berkshire
Mary Ann Alwin Servant F 17 Rugby, Warwickshire

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Henry Blomfield Brown in the papers

yesterday before Mr T. D. S. fleron, P.M.,
to consider the application of Henry Blom
field Brown for a lease of the Elsie gold
mining claim, situated at Steiglitz, No
objections were submitted, and the necesa
sary evidence having been taken, the oonrt
was adjourned pending the decision of the
Minister of Mines on the application.
May 29 1888






The County Court was opened to-day,
before Deputy Judge Johnston, but settle-
ments were effected in all tine cases listed,
except that in .which Henry Blomfield
Brown, auctioneer and estate agent,
claimed £22/10/ from Koderick Al 'Innes,
commission on the sale of a property. The
actual transaction was .ompleted by
another agent, but lüs Honour held that
plaintiff had brought about the sale, and
gave a judgment for the full amount, withcosts.



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Thomas Wolseley Haig





Name: Thomas Wolseley Haig
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1881
Event Place: Sandhurst, Berkshire, England
Registration District: Easthampstead
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Marital Status (Original): Single
Occupation: Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866
Birthplace: Woolwich, Kent, Englan
Page Number: 4
Household ID:
Line Number: 167
Registration Number: RG11
Piece/Folio: 1320/69
Affiliate Record Type: Household
GS Film Number: 101774572
Digital Folder Number: 101774572
Image Number: 00852

son of Robert Wolseley Haig and  Maria Georgina Brown  Parish Record of Marriage for Robert Wolseley Haig and Maria Georgina Brown on October 6, 1864.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Mary Grimmer

John Nicolls Vlieland born 18 Jan 1826 drowns in 1840 son of John Vlieland and Mary Grimmer 
John Vlieland marriage Eleanor Hill 22 Dec. 1833 is married to Mary Grimmer
And when you find information on a Grimmer family in Yarmouth you read it and think maybe there is a clue in it. So here is what we found 

On the 1911 census John McDonnell’s grandmother, sixteen-year-old Louisa Grimmer, is living in Stanley Road, Great Yarmouth, with her parents Albert and Louisa and working as an errand girl in an oil-clothing factory. Her father is a general labourer in the fishing industry. The 1911 census included new questions on fertility and mortality, asking, for each married woman, how long her present marriage had lasted, how many children had been born, how many were still alive and how many had died. The entry for Louisa Grimmer makes sad reading: she had been married for 16 years and had had six children of whom only one, Louisa, was still alive. Albert and Louisa had married in Great Yarmouth in March 1895. Albert was nineteen and a coal hawker; Louisa Hunt was eighteen and heavily pregnant. Daughter Louisa was born a few days later.


The Grimmer’s marriage certificate gives Albert’s address as Row 28. The Rows were a feature of town layout unique to Great Yarmouth: narrow alleyways running parallel to each other from east to west. Originally built in medieval times, they once contained houses for both rich and poor but by Albert’s time had become a working class area. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the names of the Rows, such as Kittywitches, were replaced by numbers. There were 145 Rows in all, described by Charles Dickens in these words:


“A Row is a long, narrow lane or alley quite straight, or as nearly as maybe, with houses on each side, both of which you can sometimes touch at once with the finger tips of each hand, by stretching out your arms to their full extent.”


The Rows were badly damaged by bombing in World War II and after the war the remainder were destroyed to make way for new development, leaving just one or two houses to be preserved by English Heritage.


Albert had grown up in the Rows. The 1881 census finds him in Row 60 with parents Benjamin, a coal heaver, and Amelia, and eight brothers and sisters. In 1891 Albert has left the Rows and we find him aged 16 an inmate in Buxton Reformatory, near Aylsham. In 1905 Albert (5ft 5in, brown eyes and black hair) enlisted in the Army Reserve and was mobilized in August 1914 and posted to France. He was discharged from the Army in 1916.


Albert’s father Benjamin had also grown up in the Rows. On the 1851 census he is living in Row 91 with widowed mother Jane, a charwoman, and six brothers and sisters. Six years earlier tragedy had struck the family, when Benjamin’s older brother William, aged eight, had been one of the victims of the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge disaster.


In the spring of 1845 William Cooke’s circus had come to Great Yarmouth and, on May 2nd, staged a publicity stunt on the River Bure. Crowds, some of them local and some having come by train, gathered on the banks of the river to watch Nelson the Clown towed upriver in a bathtub pulled by four geese. As they approached the suspension bridge at North Quay, hundreds of spectators, including children, crowded onto one side of the bridge to watch them. One of the suspension rods snapped under the weight, the chains gave way, and the spectators were tipped into the river. Some managed to reach the banks, some were rescued by boats, but 79 people died. The victims included 59 children, one of them William Grimmer.


In 2013 a memorial to the victims was unveiled near the site of the disaster. Local residents raised £5000 for a black granite slab listing the names of victims.


https://pottoingaround.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/the-grimmers-of-great-yarmouth/

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Andrew Arthur Derung Baird



He is the son of Lieutenant -Colonel Andrew Bird and Florence Anna Gill

Missing in War.jpg wordt weergegeven


ANDREW ARTHUR DERING BAIRD
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
Died on 8 July 1915 age 19


Ethel Mary Lilley

Millen, Sydney William

b. 1876 Stalisfield Kent England
d. 1926 Faversham Kent

Parents:
Father: Millen, William
Mother: Coulson, Phoebe

\Marriage: 1905 Thanet Kent
Spouse: Lilley, Ethel Mary
b. 01 JAN 1880 Margate Thanet Kent England
d. 1939 Canterbury Kent

Lilley, Ethel Mary (b. 01 JAN 1880, d. 1939)
Note: Name: MILLEN, Ethel M

Registration district:Canterbury
County: Kent
Year of registration: 1939
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Age at death:59
Volume no: 2A
Page no: 1338Note: Parents were Frederick A Lilley and Annette M
Christened - 29 Feb 1880 - St John the Baptist Margate Kent
Source - Kent Archives - Parish Records - St John in Thanet (Margate), St John the Baptist Kent U3/140/1/9

Census: Date: 1911
Place: London Road Faversham Kent
Note: Ethel and Sydney had a servant Edith Smith(1891)


child


Surname  Given Name  Mother  District  Volume  Page  Transcriber  

Births Dec 1911

MillenLillie P.LilleyFaversham2a1776greenjade

Sydney William Millen

Millen, Sydney William

b. 1876 Stalisfield Kent England

d. 1926 Faversham Kent

Parents:

Father: Millen, William

Mother: Coulson, Phoebe

Family:
Marriage: 1905 Thanet Kent
Spouse: Lilley, Ethel Mary

b. 01 JAN 1880 Margate Thanet Kent England

d. 1939 Canterbury Kent

Note: Name: MILLEN, Sydney William

Registration district: Faversham

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1876

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3

Volume no:2A

Page no:[804

Note: Name: MILLEN, Sydney William

Registration district:  Faversham

County: Kent

Year of registration: 1926

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Age at death:50

Volume no: 2A

Page no: 1134

Occupation: Farmer/Manager of farm/Partner in Auctioner's Building

Census: Date: 1891

Place: Willgate Green Throwley Faversham Kent

Census: Date: 1901

Place: Syndale Farm Ospringe Faversham Kent

Note: Sydney was living with his father and stepmother

Census: Date: 1911

Place: London Road Faversham Kent

Births Dec 1911 Millen  Lillie P.

mothers name Lilley

event place Faversham

volume 2a page 1776

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Harold Blomfield Brown (1885 - 1964)

Harold Blomfield-Brown born 22 April 1885 in Geelong Victoria Australia  and died in the age of 78 years in 1964.

He was born as son of Henry Blomfield Brown and Minna Spencer Wills.
He owned an ananasplantation in Honolulu.

He married Bertha Emresa DICKEY

From this plantation we found 

A Pacific Industry: The History of Pineapple Canning in HawaiiDoor Richard A. Hawkins







J 'xs. Blomfield Brown, Carmel, Mathoura
Fix this textroad, Toorak (Melbourne), Is expecting her
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Blomfield Brown, with their daugh
ter, Bertha, on a visit from their home in
Honolulu. They are arriving by the
Mariposa on November 9, and will stay
at the Oriental Hotel, Collins street.


Percy Graham Hill

Percy Graham Hill was born on 31 January 1848.
He married, firstly, Margaret Anne Hamilton Stewart, daughter of Lieutenant Charles Stewart, on 18 April 1872.
He married, secondly, Alice Margaret Brown, daughter of Rev. Canon Henry Brown, on 21 June 1892.
 He married, thirdly, Elizabeth Ann Raworth, daughter of George Raworth, in 1899.
 He died on 8 May 1923 at age 75.
He gained the rank of Captain in the Rifle Brigade.

Children of Percy Graham Hill and Elizabeth Ann Raworth
Percy Hill2 b. 10 Jul 1900
Florence Cecilia Hill+2 b. 2 Mar 1906
Lt.-Col. Rowland Graham Hill2 b. 18 Feb 1912, d. 2 Oct 1978

Friday, 16 June 2017

Alice Margaret Brown

ALICE MARGARET BROWN birth: c1845 (Reg Q1 1845 London v 2 p160) baptism 12 Jan 1845 Shoreditch St James father: clerk incumbent of this church 6 West street Finsbury Park
Father's Name: Henry Brown
Mother's Name: Maria Brown née Blomfield
marriage Capt Percy Hill, Rifle brigade
Alice Margaret Brown was the daughter of Rev. Canon Henry Brown.1 She married Percy Graham Hill, son of Lt.-Gen. Percy Hill and Harriet Cecilia Steuart, on 21 June 1892.1 She died on 20 December 1897, without issue.1
From 21 June 1892, her married name became Hill.


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1871
Henry Brown Head M 66 St Georges Bloomsburn, Middlesex
Maria Brown Wife F 57 Bunton, Buckinghamshire
Alice M Brown Daughter F 26 Finsbury, Middlesex
Constance J Brown Daughter F 23 Boreham, Essex
Helen M Brown Daughter F 21 Boreham, Essex
Ada Dor T Brown Daughter F 18 Woolwich, Kent
Ethel Louisa Brown Daughter F 16 Woolwich, Kent
Charles J Brown Son M 12 Woolwich, Kent
Henry B Brown Son M 20 Boreham, Essex
Jane Lomas Servant F 25 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Jenkyns Servant F 30 Llanville, Brecknockshire
Eliza Lloyd Servant F 23 Princefield, Berkshire
Mary Ann Alwin Servant F 17 Rugby, Warwickshire
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on different sites different information about name Alice Maria Brown and Alice Margaret Brown

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Florence Anna Gill

Birth 18 Jan 1862 • Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England
GILL, FLORENCE ANNA, Mother's Maiden Surname: CORNISH, GRO Reference: 1862 M Quarter in STOKE DAMEREL Volume 05B Page 323 - date in baptism record
Baptism 13 Mar 1862 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England
Father: Thomas Husband, Solicitor, Mother: Elizabeth (nee Cornish)
Residence 1871 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, Relationship: Daughter
Residence 1881 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, Relationship to Head: Daughter
Marriage 3 Feb 1885 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England



Charles James  Brown 26: Clerk in insurance Office of St Thomas, Brentwood, Florence Anna 22: of 7 Tamar Terrace, Fathers: Thomas Husband Gill, Solicitor & Henry Brown, Clergyman
Death of spouse 9 Dec 1890 "widest sympathy for his wife and 2 young children” 16 December 1890 - Essex Herald”- Constance May Cornish Brown reg: q4 1885, Charles Francis Balfour Brown, reg q2 1889




Residence 1891 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, Relation to Head of House: Visitor with her two children
Marriage 23 Mar 1892 • Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, Andrew Baird, Surgeon Captain AMS, = Florence Anna Brown, Widow, Fathers: Thomas H Gill & Andrew Baird (spouse: Andrew Baird - 1858–1932)
Residence 1901 • Devonport, Devon, England, Relation to Head of House: Wife (husband not present) with daughter Constance from first marriage and two children from second
Residence 02 Apr 1911 • Worcester, Worcestershire, England, Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Probate of spouse 21 Dec 1932 Provision for a missing son is made in the will of Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Baird, R.A.M.C., of Rockingham Road, Worcester, who left £5944 gross, with net £5019. (son Worcester Reg .. missing ..since Jul 8, 1915) - Lieutenant-Colonel Baird stated: "If son, Lieutenant Andrew Arthur Dering Baird, Worcester Regiment, who has been missing ..since Jul 8, 1915 ...be found to be alive ... after my wife's death direct my trustees to hold the capital and income of the trust fund equally for him and my said daughter absolutely - 30 December 1932 - Edinburgh Evening News
Death 18 Oct 1938 • Worcester, Worcestershire, England, widow of 35 Battenhall Road, died at South Bank Nursing Home
Probate 25 May 1939, Registry: London, England

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Charles James Brown

CHARLES JAMES BROWN birth: 24 Jan 1859 Rectory House/Rectory Place baptism 2 Mar 1859 Woolwich St Mary Magdalene father clerk Rector of Woolwich
Father's Name: Henry Brown
Mother's Name: Maria Brown née Blomfield

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1871
Henry Brown Head M 66 St Georges Bloomsburn, Middlesex
Maria Brown Wife F 57 Bunton, Buckinghamshire
Alice M Brown Daughter F 26 Finsbury, Middlesex
Constance J Brown Daughter F 23 Boreham, Essex
Helen M Brown Daughter F 21 Boreham, Essex
Ada Dor T Brown Daughter F 18 Woolwich, Kent
Ethel Louisa Brown Daughter F 16 Woolwich, Kent
Charles J Brown Son M 12 Woolwich, Kent
Henry B Brown Son M 20 Boreham, Essex
Jane Lomas Servant F 25 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Jenkyns Servant F 30 Llanville, Brecknockshire
Eliza Lloyd Servant F 23 Princefield, Berkshire
Mary Ann Alwin Servant F 17 Rugby, Warwickshire

Marriage 03 Feb 1885 Stoke Damerel Devon, to Florence Anna Gill
Inquest 10 Dec 1890 • Brentwood, Essex, England, at the courthouse, death from syncope

















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Monday, 12 June 2017

Lieutenant Wilfrid Henry Westcott Haslam

Son of Ethel Louise Haslam maiden name Brown , of Dagenham House, Newton Abbot, and the late Rev. F. Haslam (Vicar of Hernhill, Faversham).
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1886 (shown in baptism register)
Baptism: 10 Jan 1887 Rickmansworth, Hertford, England (Father: Frederick Haslam, Mother: Ethel Louisa)

Probate: 5 Sep 1917, Registry: London, England to Ethel Louisa Haslam (widow) - Mother
HASLAM, Frederick Head Married M 52 1839 Clerk In Holy Orders Curate London
HASLAM, Ethel L Wife Married F 36 1855 Woolwich, Kent
HASLAM, Dorothy Daughter F 5 1886 Charlton, Kent
HASLAM, Wilfred H Son M 4 1887 Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
DAWSON, Mary A Servant Single F 25 1866 Cook Berkshire
KING, Ada Servant Single F 19 1872 Housemaid Plumstead, Kent


Monday 7 February 1916 – We Lost 344

Lieutenant Wilfrid Henry Westcott Haslam (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed in action in Mesopotamia at age 29. He is the son of the late Reverend F Haslam, Vicar of Hernhill, Faversham and a Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer.







QUEEN'S OWN (ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT)

DIED ON 7 FEBRUARY 1916 AGE 29

BASRA WAR CEMETERY

IRAQ


Ethel Louisa Brown

ETHEL LOUISA BROWN birth: 2 Nov 1854 baptism 5 Dec 1854 Woolwich St Mary Magdalene Father's Name: Henry Brown
Mother's Name: Maria Brown née Blomfield

Name: Ethel Louisa Brown
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: St Mary, London, Kent, England
Enumeration District: 8
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1855
Birthplace: Woolwich, Kent


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Henry Brown Head M 66 St Georges Bloomsburn, Middlesex
Maria Brown Wife F 57 Bunton, Buckinghamshire
Alice M Brown Daughter F 26 Finsbury, Middlesex
Constance J Brown Daughter F 23 Boreham, Essex
Helen M Brown Daughter F 21 Boreham, Essex
Ada Dor T Brown Daughter F 18 Woolwich, Kent
Ethel Louisa Brown Daughter F 16 Woolwich, Kent
Charles J Brown Son M 12 Woolwich, Kent
Henry B Brown Son M 20 Boreham, Essex
Jane Lomas Servant F 25 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Jenkyns Servant F 30 Llanville, Brecknockshire
Eliza Lloyd Servant F 23 Princefield, Berkshire
Mary Ann Alwin Servant F 17 Rugby, Warwickshire


Name Rev Frederick Haslam Their marriage, Q3 of 1884, Woolwich dist, vol 1d, p. 1613], [5, 1891: RG12, Piece 628, Folio 37, Page 16], [3, His birth, Q4 of 1838, Bloomsbury dist, vol 1 p. 70], [3, His death, Q1 of 1908, Faversham dist, vol 2a, p. 682]
Birth ca Nov 1838, Bloomsbury, London
Death ca Feb 1908, Faversham district, Kent
General Curate at Bromley, Kent
Spouses
1Ethel Louisa Brown 36, Andrew Haig, 7 Jan 2004, "Brown/Trotter"], [3, Her birth, Q4 of 1854, Greenwich dist, vol 1d, p. 533], [5, 1871: RG10, piece 784, folio 64, p. 9], [3, Her death aged 77, Q1 of 1932, Newton A district, vol 5b, p. 261], 1C3R
Birthca Nov 1854, Woolwich, Kent
Death ca Feb 1932, Newton Abbot district, Devon
General 6th dau., 7th child.
Father  Rev Henry Brown (1804-1875)
Mother Maria Blomfield (<1814-ca1884)
Marriage ca Aug 1884, Woolwich district, London [3, Their marriage, Q3 of 1884, Woolwich dist, vol 1d, p. 1613]
Children Dorothy (ca1885-)
Wilfred Henry W (ca1886-1916)

HASLAM, Frederick Head Married M 52 1839 Clerk In Holy Orders Curate London
HASLAM, Ethel L Wife Married F 36 1855 Woolwich, Kent
HASLAM, Dorothy Daughter F 5 1886 Charlton, Kent
HASLAM, Wilfred H Son M 4 1887 Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
DAWSON, Mary A Servant Single F 25 1866 Cook Berkshire
KING, Ada Servant Single F 19 1872 Housemaid Plumstead, Kent

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Henry Wood

Spouse of Helen Mary Brown
Birth 26 March 1835 • Marylebone, London, England (date shown in army record)
Education 1848 • left Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Military 12 Mar 1853 - Ensign 69th Regiment
Military 18 Oct 1859 - exchanged for 3rd Batt Rifle Brigade
Marriage 15 Aug 1866 • Murree, Punjab, Pakistan - Charlotte Frances Smith age 18 = Henry Wood, Captain Rifle Regiment fathers Robert Henry Wood (Major 18th Bengal Cavalry) & Frederick Henry Smith (Major BSC) - Charlotte Frances Smith (1846–1869)

Marriage 17 Oct 1871 • St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, England – “Tuesday 17th parish church of St. Mary. Woolwich, by the Lord Bishop of Rochester, assisted by the Rev. F. G. Blomfield, Captain Henry Wood, Rifle Brigade, to Helen Mary, fourth daughter of the Rev. Henry Brown, hon. canon of Rochester, rector of Woolwich”
House Purchase 1873 Chernocke Place, No 35 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England - No 35 was the home first of the Lavie family from 1845 to 1873. After the Lavie's left, Colonel Henry Wood C.B., Rifle Brigade and an early photographer, owned No 35 until 1919. "Colonel Henry Wood C.B., Rifle Brigade and an early photographer, owned No 35 until 1919. His photographs were used to illustrate an ITV series. Henry Wood had the skull of a Russian soldier killed in the Crimea as a lampshade" (rented out 1875) - from City of Winchester Trust (This article was first printed in the Institute of Transport Administration Journal)

Military Apr 1885 return from final service overseas
Military 1890 • Norwich , Norfolk, England
30th Regt. Crimea, including siege/fall of Sebastopol ; campaign on N.W. Frontier 1862, action at Shubkudder ; Rifle Brigade in Afghan War 1878-9 ; expedition against Mahsood Wuzeerees 1881 ; commanded 9th Regt. Dist. 1887-90 ; C.B. Colonel ; retd 1890
1) Victorian Companion of the Order of the Bath. 2) Victorian Crimea medal with Sebastopol clasp. 3) Victorian Indian General Service medal with North West Frontier clasp. 4) Victorian 2nd Afghan War 1878-80 medal. 5) Turkish Crimea medal. (auctioned 2017
Residence 1891 • 95, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England - retired army Colonel age 56 with spouse 5 daughters and son in law
Residence 1901 • Norwich, Norfolk, England, Relation to Head of House: Head
Occupation 1909 - "From the family album of 1909. Colonel Henry Wood was an 'early adopter' of photography and all his albums are now on loan to the National Trust at Lacock"https://www.facebook.com/kittag/
Residence 02 Apr 1911 • 71 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England - Married 39 yrs 7 children 4 alive; Head of House: Retired Major Army Pensioner
Death 17 Mar 1919 • Norwich, Norfolk, England – “Colonel Henry Wood. C. B., a Crimea veteran, died at Norwich, aged 84. 28 March 1919” - Diss Express - arthritic and blind towards end of life according to obituary
Burial Norwich , Norfolk, England - Rosary cemetery in plot G1129 “His headstone records that he died on 17th March 1919 in Norwich. - We came across his headstone when clearing brush and I was intrigued by it.” http://www.tim.ukpub.net/pl_tree/ps50/ps50_473.html
Probate 5 Jun 1919 - of 71 Thorpe Road, Norwich, C.B. Probate London to Charles Frederick Wood and Arthur Henry Wood esquires. - Effects £35,076 10s 8d.
2017 - Auction - His original miniature mess dress medals (cased) together with obituary and related paperwork & photos.









thanks Ray!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Helen Mary Brown

HELEN MARY BROWN b 1850 Boreham Essex baptism 17 Jun 1849 Boreham St Andrew
Father's Name: Henry Brown
Mother's Name: Maria Brown maiden name Blomfield
Birth 1849 • Boreham Essex England - BROWN, HELEN MARY, Mother's Maiden Surname: BLOMFIELD, GRO Reference: 1849 J Quarter in CHELMSFORD Volume 12 Page 52
Baptism 17 Jun 1849 • Boreham Essex England
Residence 1851 • Woolwich, Kent, England, 49, Rectory Place, Woolwich, Greenwich with parents and 4 siblings
Residence 2 Apr 1871 • Rectory Place, The Rectory, St Mary, Woolwich, London, England - with parents and 6 siblings
Marriage 17 Oct 1871 • St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, England – “Tuesday 17th, parish church of St. Mary. Woolwich, by the Lord Bishop of Rochester, assisted by the Rev. F. G. Blomfield, Captain Henry Wood, Rifle Brigade, to Helen Mary, fourth daughter of the Rev. Henry Brown, hon. canon of Rochester, rector of Woolwich”
Residence 1891 • 95, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England, with spouse 5 daughters and son in law and 4 servants
Residence 1901 • Norwich, Norfolk, England, Relation to Head of House: Wife
Residence 02 Apr 1911 • Norwich, Norfolk, England 71 Thorpe Road, Married 39 yrs 7 children 4 alive; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Death 23 Aug 1922 • 39 Southern Road, West Southbourne, Hampshire, England - info from another tree

marriage Capt Henry Wood of Rifle Brigade

Colonel Henry Wood
b.1835, MaryLeBone, London
d.17 Mar 1919, Norwich district, Norfolk
Helen Mary Brown
b.ca May 1849, Boreham, Essex
d.23 Aug 1922, 39 Southern Road, West Southbourne, Hampshire
4th dau., 4th child. m. Capt Henry Wood of Rifle Brigade.

Children

Hazel Mary Wood(8 Aug 1872 - 28 May 1958)
Mary Olive Wood(ca Feb 1878 - 21 Jul 1947)
Isabel Myrtle Wood(16 May 1881 - 19 Feb 1971)
Mary Holly Wood(4 Jan 1890 - 17 Mar 1973)


Information from family tree Powyss-Lybbe forbears
Birth 1849 • Boreham Essex England - BROWN, HELEN MARY, Mother's Maiden Surname: BLOMFIELD, GRO Reference: 1849 J Quarter in CHELMSFORD Volume 12 Page 52
Baptism 17 Jun 1849 • Boreham Essex England
Residence 1851 • Woolwich, Kent, England, 49, Rectory Place, Woolwich, Greenwich with parents and 4 siblings
Residence 2 Apr 1871 • Rectory Place, The Rectory, St Mary, Woolwich, London, England - with parents and 6 siblings
Marriage 17 Oct 1871 • St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, England – “Tuesday 17th, parish church of St. Mary. Woolwich, by the Lord Bishop of Rochester, assisted by the Rev. F. G. Blomfield, Captain Henry Wood, Rifle Brigade, to Helen Mary, fourth daughter of the Rev. Henry Brown, hon. canon of Rochester, rector of Woolwich”
Residence 1891 • 95, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England, with spouse 5 daughters and son in law and 4 servants
Residence 1901 • Norwich, Norfolk, England, Relation to Head of House: Wife
Residence 02 Apr 1911 • Norwich, Norfolk, England 71 Thorpe Road, Married 39 yrs 7 children 4 alive; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Death 23 Aug 1922 • 39 Southern Road, West Southbourne, Hampshire, England - info from another tree

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1871Henry Brown Head M 66 St Georges Bloomsburn, Middlesex
Maria Brown Wife F 57 Bunton, Buckinghamshire
Alice M Brown Daughter F 26 Finsbury, Middlesex
Constance J Brown Daughter F 23 Boreham, Essex
Helen M Brown Daughter F 21 Boreham, Essex
Ada Dor T Brown Daughter F 18 Woolwich, Kent
Ethel Louisa Brown Daughter F 16 Woolwich, Kent
Charles J Brown Son M 12 Woolwich, Kent
Henry B Brown Son M 20 Boreham, Essex
Jane Lomas Servant F 25 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Jenkyns Servant F 30 Llanville, Brecknockshire
Eliza Lloyd Servant F 23 Princefield, Berkshire
Mary Ann Alwin Servant F 17 Rugby, Warwickshire
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Friday, 9 June 2017

The sleeping shepherd

Artwork by Samuel Palmer, The Sleeping Shepherd, Made of chalk, tempera and oil, with scratching out on paper, laid down on board, varnished

Samuel Palmer
The Sleeping Shepherd

Provenance. The artist's cousin, James Giles, given in 1874 as a wedding present to Joseph Watson Overbury and by descent to his son John Giles Overbury.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

John Giles Overbury


John Giles Overbury.born 09 Jan 1881, and his spouse Agnes born 18 Jul 1889
The Sep 1939 Register shows John and spouse at Barrow Green Court , Godstone, Surrey, England He is a stockbroker (and ARP, Red Cross in coming war) .
The 1881 census records him, four months old living at the family home at 30 Norfolk Crescent, Paddington, London, with his parents Joseph W[atson] [b.1840 London] and
Ada Dorothy nee Brown [b.1853 Woolwich, London], and his older sisters Winifride D [b.1876 Paddington], Olive Margaret [b.1877 Paddington], Edith Barbara [b.1878 Paddington] along with five servants. His father’s occupation is given as Stock Broker.
The 1891 census records the whole family as visitors at a guesthouse in Seeeton, Devon.
The 1901 census records the family [minus the eldest daughter] living at 5 Cambridge Square, Paddington [only a few meters away from the previous home at Norfolk Crescent]. John’s occupation is not recorded.
The 1911 census records him living at 25a Norfolk Crescent with his wife Agnes Constance Mary nee Wilson [b.1890 London] whom he married in February 1910, at St George’s, Hanover Square, London. His occupation is given as Stock Broker.
He was the second cousin of Samuel Morrow Palmer, famous watercolour artist.

Artwork by Samuel Palmer, The Sleeping Shepherd, Made of chalk, tempera and oil, with scratching out on paper, laid down on board, varnished
the sleeping sheepherd by Samuel Palmer 

Gazetted as promoted to 2n Lieutenant on 9th March 1909
Promoted Major 10th May 1917
Died in the last quarter of 1952, London.

John Giles Overbury was commissioned into the Territorial Force as a Second Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment on 1st March 1909. [LG 28236 dated 26 Mar 1909].

Lieutenant J G Overbury MIDDLESEX was promoted to Captain on 15th August 1912. [LG 28645 dated 17 Sep 1912].

10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment mobilised for wartime service at Sheerness in August 1914. On 30th October 1914 the Battalion, having entrained for overseas service at Sittingbourne, sailed from Southampton for India, arriving in Bombay on 2nd December. 1/10th Middlesex remained in India throughout the 1914-18 war.

John Giles Overbury survived the war and he and Agnes had two children; John B, b. 1920: and Ursula M, b. 1925



In January 2010 Christie's, New York gave the Provenance of a Samuel Palmer watercolour 'The Sleeping Shepherd' as:
The artist's cousin, James Giles, given in 1874 as a wedding present to Joseph Watson Overbury and by descent to his son John Giles Overbury. Mrs. A. C. Overbury by 1959, by whom sold through Agnew's to her nephew John Giles Pilcher, Horsham, Surrey, by 1961, and to his widow Nancy Pilcher (d. 1987). with Agnew's, London, from whom purchased by the present owner in 1992.