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Epsom Cluster #2

JONES, Archibald

b.1853 – d.1909 Early life Archibald was born in 1853 in Rotherhithe to Jenkin Jones born 1819 of Cardiganshire, Wales and Mary Watt born 1818 of Scotland. His parents registered him without a Christian name, the GRO record shows Jones 1853, Mother Watt. No baptism found for him. The older children were baptised before the… read more »

ELVIN, Harry

b.1866 – d.1909 Early life Harry Elvin was born in 1866 at Long Milford on the borders of Suffolk and Essex. Long Milford is a quintessential picturesque village. This area was made famous by artists like Constable and Gainsborough. In the 1871 Census, 5-year-old Harry is living with his father William, aged 31, and mother… read more »


Samuel’s birth was registered in the 1st Q Croydon District in 1867, but most likely he was actually born in 1866 although we have no baptism to be certain of the exact date. He was born in Merton, Surrey one of only two children born to Samuel and Sarah Tidyman nee. Cook. Samuel snr was… read more »


b.1877 – d.1911 Amy Dacombe (Nee. Ludgate) was born in the September quarter 1877, in the registration district of Pancras, London. She was the 3rd child of Edward Ludgate from Hitcham in Buckinghamshire and Mary (nee Barnard). Edward’s family were agricultural labourers. In the 1881 census Amy is living with her parents Edward and Mary… read more »

KOEKKOEK, Hendrick B.

b.1849 – d.1902 – Dutch Artist Introduction Out of sight, out of mind and forgotten might have been an epitaph on his headstone, if he had one, because once this talented artist was admitted to Banstead Asylum in 1888 his family, friends and the world at large seem to have lost any personal interest in… read more »

SPACKMAN, Lily Sophia

b.1892 – d.1914 Lily Sophia Spackman was born in 1892 (JFM) in South Hornsey, London. She was the youngest of four children and the only daughter, born to Benjamin and Jane Sophia Spackman (nee Willats). No baptism record has yet been found for Lily. Family Background Benjamin and Jane were married on the 18th May… read more »

ABBOTT, Mary Winchester

b.1872 – d.1927 – American Author Victorian Connecticut Mary Winchester ABBOTT was born on 30 December 1872 in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA, to The Reverend Alvin Van Rensselaer ABBOTT, 45, and Mary Chase, who was 41. The 1880 census has Mary living with her family in Orient, Southold a community at the North East tip of… read more »

JORDAN, Edward George

b.1877 – d.1917 Taking his year of birth from his age at death, only two children with his name were born in 1877 according to the GRO. One died in 1879, the other, born to Isaac and Mary, was registered in June quarter 1877, Romford, Essex, (v4a/p186), mother’s maiden name Pettit. I also found his… read more »


b.1887 – d.1913 Parents and Birth – 1850s to 1880s  Her parents were William Charles Stebbings and Emily Taylor who married on 29th March 1880 in St. Marks Church Southwark.  They were living in St. Georges Road, SE1 at the time of their marriage.  Mahala’s father was born in Suffolk in 1856.  In the 1871… read more »


b.1872 – d.1917 Intro Long Grove records say Henry died in 1917 age 44 meaning a birth year of about 1873. I found his birth registered in June quarter 1872 in Poplar Union, also those of two of his siblings – Esther in 1868, Francis Ebenezer in 1869 – all of them had mother’s maiden… read more »