Archive for March, 2010

Edward John Theodore Stanley and Elizabeth Rebecca Frances Stanley

Posted by on Sunday, 21 March, 2010

The Reverend Edward John Theodore Stanley BA, aged 61, and his sister Elizabeth Rebecca Frances Stanley, aged 58, were on convoy route HG from Gibraltar to the UK, said to be returning from unoccupied France, whence they had gone on missionary work. Traveling on the “S.S. Avoceta”, they lost their lives with 74 other passengers and 46 crew when she was sunk by submarine U-203 on 25 September1941.

Reverend Stanley was vicar of Christchurch, Folkestone Road, Dover, between 1923 and 1934, and had famously challenged the Archbishop of Canterbury over the form of words to be used at the unveiling of the Dover Town Memorial.

They were the son and daughter of the late George Wilson Stanley and Rebecca E. Stanley, of The Beeches, Ashburton Road, Croydon, Surrey.

See also http://www.thebrassbuddha.net/stanley/?p=306
See also http://www.thebrassbuddha.net/stanley/?p=628

The above text is taken from the Dover War Memorial Project at:
http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Casualties/Civilians/awayfromhome.htm

Emeline Hill (1910 – 1999)

Posted by on Friday, 19 March, 2010

Mrs Bamford corresponded with Emeline Hill over 20 years to my knowledge. Emeline was an archaeologist and sent postcards regularly from her trips to Europe. I had assumed they were related in some way, but was perplexed when I discovered that Emeline was born in the United States and there was no apparent connection with Ireland. I would be grateful if anyone knows what the connection between them was.

Wikipaedia has an entry for her at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeline_Hill_Richardson

These are some of the photographs, cards and newspaper cuttings that I can link to Emeline.

The reverse of the photograph has the note

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This is taken from the Boston Herald, Monday, June 20, 1932 the text reads Emeline Hill of Washington, class poet at class day exercises today.

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The reverse of the photo reads June 9 1945 Margaret's wedding 1-Emeline 2-Marianne 3-Margaret (numbered from left to right)

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Is this Marianne?
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June 9th 1945 at Margarets Wedding – Margaret & Otto Wittman, 2335 California St, Garden
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Mr & Mrs Otto Wittman – Captain at the moment
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The card reads The Porches, Brookeville, Md.
Dear Katie, Send me a picture of yours, please. Does it look as cute as this? Mrs Burgess….
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…could not tell me the new address, so I was afraid to send books and have them forwarded. Please use the draft for some extra thing for the new house. We expect to spend most of the holidays out on the farm cleaning up the old honey suckle & poison ivy and having a grand time. We come home the 22nd.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Emeline Hill.
This was probably written in 1953, after Mrs Bamford had moved to 2 Newry Road, Warrenpoint.
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My little garden is back of this. It was the old veg. garden.
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Peggy & Grandpa – Brookeville Sept 1946

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Peggy, age 12, March '56

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Peggy deBeers, June 27, 1961

This may well be the same Peggy deBeers who attended Bethseda Chevy Chase High School

Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 3

Posted by on Friday, 19 March, 2010
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The rest of the photographs will appear in subsequent posts.

Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 2

Posted by on Friday, 19 March, 2010
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Photo 15 – Reverse of Photo 15 – is blank. Photo 16 – Reverse of Photo 16

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The rest of the photographs will appear in subsequent posts.

Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 1

Posted by on Friday, 19 March, 2010

I was recently given a photo album that came from a house clearance, I believe that it was the property of a Mrs Catherine Ashmuir Bamford (nee Noble). The album contains 26 photographs and two cards. At the start of the album the photographs are placed back to back, but after the first 8 photographs the arrangement is more haphazard and the backs of some of the photographs can viewed, showing the address of the studio. These range across Armagh, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and New York.

The title page (see below) gives the name John M. McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Co Tyrone and is dated 1863. There is one further date inside the album and that is 1878. I don’t know why Mrs Bamford would have the album in her possession, there may have been a marriage between the Noble or Harper families and the McDowell family at some stage. Harper is Mrs Bamford’s mother’s maiden name. If any one is aware of a connection between the Noble or Harper families and the McDowell family I would be glad to know the details.

Title Page

Title Page

Title Page

The following photograph is not as out of focus in the album as it appears here.Photo 1

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The rest of the photographs will appear in subsequent posts.

Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 4

Posted by on Friday, 19 March, 2010
Photo 21 – Reverse of Photo 21

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Page 50 – The reverse of Card 2 is blank

This completes the album.

Edward John Theodore Stanley

Posted by on Thursday, 11 March, 2010

Edward J. T. Stanley was born 3 July, 1880 at Dalkey, Dublin.  He was the son of George Wilson Stanley, Dalkey, later residing at Croydon, Surrey.  George Wilson was my great grandfather.

Edward had a degree at Trinity College, Dublin. Then became a Cleryman at a Church in Belfast.  He went to China as a Missionary in 1906.  Also a Vicar of the Christ Church in Dover.  In the 30’s he went to live in France as a Missionary and was caught there when German occupation began.  He escaped to Spain but was torpeoed on his way home and drowned at sea.

In memory of civilian the Revd Edward John Theodore Stanley, civilian war dead who died age 61 on 25 Sept. 1941.  Also in memory of Elizabeth Rebecca Frances Stanley, his sister, who died age 58 at sea.   Remembered with honour – S.S. Avoceta, the ship they were on.

See also http://www.thebrassbuddha.net/stanley/?p=306
See also http://www.thebrassbuddha.net/stanley/?p=839