Do you have a LUCKETT from Reading in your family tree?

One of my recent old photograph postcard finds was this lovely old image of a mother and son and on the back although there were no names there was an address and a month and year:

LUCKETT Photo front

The reverse of the postcard had the address 61 Coventry Road Reading and the date June 1917 – would this be enough to identify the lady and boy in the photograph?

LUCKETT Photo reverse

I decided that my fist area of reach would be the 1911 census and I quickly found the address 61 Coventry Road in Reading, which showed the family LUCKETT living at the address, as below:

LUCKETT 1911 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 6602; Schedule Number: 316 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census

The family were William LUCKETT aged 26, Elizabeth LUCKETT aged 27 and Frank LUCKETT aged 2 – William and Elizabeth had been married for three years and only had one child Frank, Williams occupation was a Clerk at the Huntley and Palmer Biscuit factor in Reading – could this be the mother and child in the photograph?

There is more information here Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Factory

William Augustus LUCKETT married Elizabeth BUSBY in the October quarter of 1907 in Henley Registration District in Oxfordshire and Frank William LUCKETT was born in the October quarter of 1908 again in Henley Registration District in Oxfordshire.

I then searched the 1939 World War 2 Registers for the address 61 Coventry Road in Reading and found that William and Elizabeth LUCKETT were still living at the same address and with them were two boys Leslie and Hubert – were they Grandchildren?

LUCKETT 1939 Register

Source Citation: The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/2039A Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1939 England and Wales Register

Frank William LUCKETT married Gladys M VIVIAN in the July quarter of 1930 in Reading Registration District and they had a son Anthony N V LUCKETT in the October quarter of 1931, so who were the two children above living with William and Elizabeth in 1939.

On further investigation it turned out that Leslie C LUCKETT born in the January quarter of 1920 and Hubert R LUCKETT born in the April quarter of 1926 were in fact brothers of Frank William LUCKETT.

Frank William LUCKETT died in the April quarter of 1955 in Reading Registration District aged 55.

Do you have a family connection to the LUCKETT or VIVIAN families, if so please send me a message as it would be great to reunite this lovely old photograph with a family member if possible.

Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

Posted in 61 Coventry Road, Berkshire, BUSBY, Huntley & Palmers, LUCKETT, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, Reading, VIVIAN | Leave a comment

Are you related to Hogarth George MACK from Norfolk?

On Sunday I visited the Tolworth Postcard Fair in London and among my minds was this lovely old photographic postcard of a young man very smartly dressed in his naval uniform as below:

Hogarth George MACK

On turning the postcard over I was pleased to see a name had been added of Hogarth George MACK also known as Garth, as below,  and the photograph had been taken by A & S YALLOP Photographers based in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston in Norfolk – hopefully with this information I would able to discover more information about him and his family.

Hogarth George MACK reverse

I firstly found a birth record for Hogarth George MACK who was born in the January quarter of 1915 in the Flegg Registration District of Norfolk with mother’s maiden name of SMITH.

I then found that a James William MACK married an Ethel Kate SMITH in the July quarter of 1903 in the Norfolk Registration District and I then found the MACK family on the 1911 census, as below, living at 13 Olive Road in Southtown in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk – James aged 33 and Ethel aged 31 had been married seven years and had two children Leslie James MACK aged 4 and Cecil Henry MACK aged 2. James’s occupation is shown as a Butcher and also living wit the family is James’s mother Elizabeth MACK aged 68.

MACK 1911 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 11103; Schedule Number: 115 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census

Moving forward I found that Hogarth George MACK married Lily FORSTER in the July quarter of 1938 in Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland.

Sadly I then discovered that Hogarth George MACK had been killed in action during World War 2 on 18th January 1941 aged 26 on the M V British Union Ship that had been sunk by enemy action, as below – there is more information here – M V British Union Ship

Hogarth George MACK WW2 death

Source Citation: National Maritime Museum; Greenwich, England; Merchant Seamen Deaths at Sea Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953

Hogarth George MACK WW2

Source Citation: Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Author: Peter Singlehurst; Series Title: British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918; Archive Name: London, United Kingdom Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947

If you have a connection to Hogarth George MACK or his family please send me a message as it would be fantastic to reunite this lovely old photograph with a family member if possible.

Many thanks

Simon

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

 

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Do you have a connection to Richard Farmer LANE from Loughborough in Leicestershire?

I recently bought a large bundle of old photo postcards and as always I scan the backs for any clues to possibly identify the people shown in them – one that caught my eye was this lovely old photo card of a man in his garden with beautiful flowers, as below:

Richard LANE photo

On examining the reverse it had been postally used in 1906 and was sent from Bournemouth to a Master D LANE at 12 Chapman Street in Loughborough in Leicestershire, as below:

Richard LANE photo reverse

The message reads:

Dear Dick, I hope that you are well and a good boy to your mother…… Your Affect Father R Lane

Many people say to me that they do not have much information or many clues to get areas of their family research underway and I always say that less is more and to prove this I wanted to see what I could discover about the LANE family from this old postcard.

On looking for the LANE family at 12 Chapman Street in Loughborough, I quickly found the 1911 census records, as below, which shows Dick the recipient of the postcard in 1911 aged 15 – his father is Richard F LANE whose occupation is a Joiner:

Richard LANE 1911 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 19113 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census

I then found the 1901 census for the LANE family, again as below, at the same address, however the wife’s name was Sarah Ann which was different from Amelia Elizabeth shown in 1911:

Richard LANE 1901 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 2977; Folio: 144; Page: 28 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census

It turns out that Dick’s mother Sarah Ann LANE had sadly died in the January quarter of 1907 aged 43 and Dick’s father Richard Farmer LANE had gone on to marry again in 1909 to Amelia Elizabeth COLLINS. The first marriage had been in 1890 to Sarah Ann SHEPHERD.

Then looking for Dick’s birth I found his birth registration in the October quarter of 1895 in Loughborough Registration District and his full name was Richard Albert Farmer LANE.

Researching Richard (Dick) Albert Farmer LANE further I discovered that sadly he had been killed aged 20 during World War 1 on the 3rd February 1916 and as you will see from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission certificate, as below, his father was still living at 12 Chapman Street in Loughborough.

Richard LANE Death WW1

Richard LANE WW1

Richard LANE WW1 2

Source Information: Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Dick’s father Richard Farmer LANE senior shown on the front of the old postcard died in the July quarter of 1955 aged 88 in Loughborough and I am sure he greatly mourned his son for many years.

If anyone has a connection to the LANE family from Loughborough please drop me an email as it would be lovely to reunite it with a family member if possible.

Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

 

Posted in 12 Chapman Street, COLLINS, Lance Corporal, LANE, Leicestershire Regiment, Loughborough, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, SHEPHERD, Social History, World War 1 | Leave a comment

If only they had a clue – beautiful old social history photographs!!

I have been very lucky on my travels to find several old family/wedding photos that have had clues on the back to help identify and research the people in them to hopefully reunite them with a  family member.

However over time I have built up a collection of several other beautiful old family/wedding/ social history photographs that have no clues, but I feel are worthy of sharing with you on my blog:

It is a long shot but if you recognise anyone please just let me know!

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Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

Posted in Photograph, Postcard, Social History, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Do you have a John Albert HEIL or a Rachel Phyllis HOWARD in your family tree?

A recent old wedding photograph postcard find provided very few clues apart from Heil Howard 13199 written in pencil on the back – could these possibly be the surnames of the bride and groom?

HEIL and HOWARD Wedding front

On a quick search of marriage records I could only find one possible marriage to match for a John Albert HEIL to Rachel Phyllis HOWARD in the October quarter of 1941 in the Kings Lynn in Norfolk Registration District.

HEIL and HOWARD Wedding reverse

John Albert HEIL died in the October quarter of 1977 in the Taunton Registration District in Somerset aged 62, confirming his date of birth as 13th November 1914.

Rachel Phyllis HEIL nee HOWARD died in November 2000 also in Taunton Registration District aged 82, confirming her date of birth as 20th May 1918.

Looking at their birth registrations John Albert HEIL’s mother’s maiden name was DENT and Rachel Phyllis HOWARD;s mother’s maiden name was WILKIN.

If you have  a connection to any of these families please send me a message as it would be great to reunite this beautiful wedding photograph with a family member if possible.

Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

Posted in DENT, Devon, HEIL, HOWARD, Kings Lynn, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Somerset, Taunton, Wedding photograph, WILKINS | 2 Comments

UPDATE: Photo Reunited – Do you have a BEACHAM from Kettering in Northamptonshire?

On my trip to Suffolk last week I was able to visit Yoxford Antiques Centre where I purchased a few old postcards, including this lovely old photo card with the names Lionel and Stanley BEECHAM written on the back – the photograph has the indentation of a Photographer from Kettering in Northamptonshire.

BEACHAM Postcard front 12 8 19

Some initial research showed that the surname is spelt BEACHAM rather than BEECHAM and Stanley (Charles Hebert Stanley) was born in the October quarter of 1901 and Lionel was born in the April quarter of 1904 both in the Bristol Registration District.

BEACHAM Postcard reverse 12 8 19

The 1911 census, as below,  shows the BEACHAM family living at 108 St Peters Avenue in Kettering in Northamptonshire and the head of house was Charles BEACHAM aged 36 whose occupation was a Traveller for a Leather Factory, his wife Alice Lilian George BEACHAM aged 34, and sons Charles Hebert Stanley BEACHAM aged 9 and Lionel BEACHAM aged 6.

BEACHAM 1911 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8576; Schedule Number: 149 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census

Charles BEACHAM married Alice Lily Georgina BAILEY in the October quarter of 1899 again in the Bristol Registration District.

Charles Hebert Stanley BEACHAM died on 21st April 1969 and Lionel BEACHAM died on 12th April 1964 both in Northamptonshire.

If you have a connection to the BEACHAM family please send me a message as any extra information would be very much appreciated and the chance to reunite this lovely old photograph with a family member would be a super result!

Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

Posted in 108 St Peters Avenue, BAILEY, BEACHAM, BEECHAM, Bristol, Kettering, Northamptonshire, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard | 2 Comments

Do you have a SUTCLIFFE, PALETHORPE or PINDER in your family tree?

Yesterday whilst at the Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair in London I came across this beautiful old photograph taken in Halifax, which had lots of super clues on the back to identify the sitters and hopefully reunite it with a family member!

SUTCLIFFE Photo 29 7 19

SUTCLIFFE Photo zoomed in 29 7 19

The names written on the front are Rene, Mother and Leslie, as above.

On the back is written Kate Neale SUTCLIFFE aged 39, Leslie Peveril SUTCLIFFE aged 8 and a half years and Kate Irene (Rene) SUTCLIFFE aged 7 years – the photograph was taken in February 1901, as below:

SUTCLIFFE Photo reverse 29 7 19

Seeing the date and year that the photograph was taken my first port of call for research was the 1901 census and I quickly found the SUTCLIFFE family living in Sowerby Bridge in Yorkshire, as below:

SUTCLIFFE 1901 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4131; Folio: 28; Page: 2 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census

The head of house was Henry SUTCLIFFE whose occupation was a Wool Merchant living with his wife Kate Neale SUTCLIFFE and children Edith, Mary, Leslie and Kate.

I then found the SUTCLIFFE family on the 1911 census, as below, living at Stafford House in Halifax:

SUTCLIFFE 1911 Census

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 26506 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census

Henry SUTCLIFFE married Kate Neale PALETHORPE on 8th October 1879 at the Parish Church in Halifax, as below:

SUTCLIFFE and PALETHORPE Marriage

Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Reference Number: WDP53/1/3/95 Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

I found the baptism record for Leslie Peveril SUTCLIFFE on 26th September 1897, as below – interestingly his father Henry’s occupation is shown as a Solicitor rather than a Wool Merchant:

SUTCLIFFE Baptism

Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; New Reference Number: WDP93/1/10 Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910

I then found a marriage record for Kate Irene (Rene) SUTCLIFFE to Arthur PINDER on 25th September 1917 in Ilkley in Yorkshire, as below:

SUTCLIFFE and PINDER Marriage

Source Citation: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

I also found a ship’s record showing Arthur Peveril SUTCLIFFE setting sail for the United States of America and arriving on the 19th June 1918 – more research needed to see if he was on holiday or if he indeed settled there.

SUTCLIFFE Shipping record

Source Citation: Year: 1918; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2581; Line: 8; Page Number: 95 Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957

Kate Irene (Rene) PINDER nee SUTCLIFFE died in the January quarter of 1978 in the Leeds Registration District aged 84 and showing her actual date of birth as 12th October 1893.

I have found a couple of people on the Ancestry family researching this family so I have messaged them about this lovely old photograph – however if you also have a connection please drop me a line as it would be great to hear from you and hopefully reunite the photograph if possible!

Many thanks

Simon LAST

charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com

 

 

Posted in Halifax, Ilkley, NEALE, Old Photograph, One Name Study, PALETHORPE, PEVERIL, Photograph, PINDER, Sowerby Bridge, Stafford House, SUTCLIFFE, Wool Merchant, Yorkshire | Leave a comment