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rvac Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Friends of Horton Cemetery

Epsom Cluster #2

EMBLEM, Henry

b.1878-d.1910 Initial difficulties researching the Emblem family The surname of Emblem seems to have a number of variations such as Emblen/Emblin/Emblan/Embling/Emblow/ Embler. This has made tracing difficult. Variations are often caused by the person writing the name mishearing, not asking how it is spelt, or a transcriber misreading a document. We are able to trace… read more »

PAPE, William Edwin

b.1880-d.1910 1880s His birth was registered in the December quarter of 1880 in Camberwell. He was the eldest child of William George Pape, an ironmonger, who had a business at 85 High Street, Camberwell, and Matilda Caroline Crozier, who was the daughter of a Lambeth shoemaker. They had married at St John the Evangelist Church… read more »

KENNY, Alexander Sylvester John

b.1894-d.1919 Early Life Alexander’s parents were Alexander Sylvester Kenny and Sophia Kenny, née Green. The birth of Sophia Green was registered in the June quarter of 1874 in Bethnal Green. She was baptised on 26th of April 1874 at St James the Great Church, Bethnal Green. She was born on 29th of March 1874. Her… read more »

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, 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 family… 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 »

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 »

STEBBINGS, Mahala

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 »

SYKES, Gertrude

b.1882? – d.1910 A tragic story of a young girl all alone, who lived in institutions from the age of three until her death at a young age. Very little is known about where Gertrude was born. She herself did not seem to know much and whether she knew her parents is unknown. Perhaps no… read more »

FAY, Tottie

b.1850 – d.1908 The Worst and Wickedest Woman in London Introduction The life of Tottie Fay has been pieced together from numerous sources – initially through newspaper articles from the reporters whose jobs were to attend the many magistrates’ courts in London. Unfortunately, these court proceedings have not been digitised and we have relied on… read more »

PEDLEY, Byron

b.1844 – d.1910 – Victorian Star of Stage – Mr. Byron PEDLEY was born in Q4 1844, in Chorlton-upon-Medlock in Manchester. (GRO District Chorlton, v20, p237), to John and Mary. Byron had a very successful comedy acting career. He clearly enjoyed causing laughter as a low comedy actor, a dramatic form of popular entertainment without any primary… read more »

GARCÍA, Félix

b. 1893 – d. 1941 – Flamenco Extraordinaire Félix García’s full name was Félix Fernández García, the García part coming from his mother´s maiden name. Félix, famed Spanish dancer, and subject of Picasso, was confined at the Long Grove asylum, after he started acting peculiar, soon after being possibly deceived by The Ballet Russes director,… read more »

BATES, Beatrice Miriam

b.1881 – d.1933 – A Grieving Wife Intro Much of the story of Beatrice is a result of information given to us by a living relative; in which we discover more than what can be found in records alone. 1880s Beatrice Miriam HUGHES was born in Pimlico, London in 1880 to John Hughes (b.1849), originally… read more »

FRANCIS, Amelia

b.1839 – d.1912 – The Widow and the Decorator – The mysterious story of someone who wasn’t who they seemed. Amelia FRANCIS a.k.a. Mrs. Lavinia EVERLEY nee TEMPLEMAN. On December 28th 1911, a mysterious widow was arrested for begging on Grays Inn road, giving the name Amelia FRANCIS. After being remanded she was sent to… read more »

PARKYNS, Ann

b.1874 – d.1914 Early Life Ann Parkyns was born Ann Rebecca Witherington, in the March Quarter of 1874. Her birth was registered in Bethnal Green. Ann was named after her mother and was the middle child of five born to Robert and Ann Witherington (nee Tyrell). Robert and Ann had married on the 19th Sept… read more »

FLYNN, James David

b.1873 – d.1917 Intro The burial register has James’ burial as 7th April 1917 age 44. This gives an approximate year of birth as 1873. 1870s I found and confirmed a birth of James David Flynn in Poplar Union in March quarter of 1872 and his mother’s maiden name was Sullivan GRO: 1872, Q1, Poplar,… read more »

SKULL, Mark

b. 1857 – d.1915 – A Victorian Murder Case Intro For a brief, but intense period, Mark Skull found himself an unwilling player in a classic Victorian murder case and endured having his family life and loss splashed across the newspapers in the UK and wider world. It was a personal tragedy that caused him… read more »

HARDWICK, Dorothy

b.1888 – d.1910 Early Life Dorothy Betty Hardwick was born in Cheltenham on 17 February 1888, the second child of Walter Henry Hardwick and Sarah Mary West. They had married in December 1884 in Tewkesbury, Gloucs. Dorothy was baptised at St Peter’s Church, Cheltenham on 8 April 1888. The family would grow to 7 children… read more »

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