Well Known Local Dover School Mistress – Miss R K CLOUT

Another interesting photographic postcard find was of a well known local School Mistress from Dover Miss R K CLOUT taken on 10th December 1923.

Postcard front 2 6 17

The writing on back says that Miss R K CLOUT (Well Known Local School Mistress) is sitting in the back row, left hand side facing.

Postcard reverse 2 6 17

Miss Ruby Kathleen CLOUT was born in Dover Kent in the July quarter of 1904 and I have found her baptism record from 18th August 1904 at Charlton near Dover – her parents are named as Frank Colston and Clara Esther CLOUT.

Frank Colston CLOUT married Clara Esther GOODWIN in the October quarter of 1892 in the Dover Registration District.

The 1911 census, as below, shows Ruby aged 6 living with her parents Frank and Clara and sister Lillian Clara Louisa CLOUT aged 17, at 68 Maison Dieu Road in Charlton near Dover – Frank’s occupation is shown as an Ironmongers Branch Manager.

1911 census CLOUT

Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 4605; Schedule Number: 11

The writing on the reverse of the postcard says that Ruby died in October 1980 at home in Salisbury Road in Dover and from this IO have found her Probate record, as below, which confirms that she died 15th September at 28 Salisbury Road in Dover.

CLOUT Probate

Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.

Do you have a connection to Ruby and her CLOUT and GOODWIN ancestors – if so please get in touch as I would love to reunite this lovely photo postcard with a family member if possible.

Simon LAST



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