Most of you will, I’m sure, have heard of J.M.Barrie, James Matthew Barrie of Peter Pan fame, but how many of you have heard of his wife Mary Ansell.
What a bonus to have another photo that is written on of the same Gibbs family!
In my last part about the family with connections to A La Ronde, I thought I would share the few photos unidentified so far with you.
Imagine my surprise when I looked on the back of these photos to see they were of a family from Beaminster, Dorset!
Who was Ellis Ogilvie? After another half hour reading all the reports for any clues I hit gold! I did a happy dance!!!
After being able to return the lovely photo of Agnes to a direct descendant a couple of weeks ago, Dick has very kindly sent me more images of the the family
I never imagined it would take me on a journey to the Netherlands, Sweden, Milan, Italy, Sunderland, Durham. Also connections to Christopher Columbus and even the Queen of Holland
The bride was attired in an ivory charmeuse (Silk) dress, trimmed with French lace and pearls, and carried a sheaf of lilies.
I found this wonderful old photo at Chard Market last Thursday, on the cart is written L.Turner. Dawlish
I had a message from a descendant of this family! Excitement! So this whole collection of photos that I found will be going back to their family, where they belong!
At first, after reading the back of the group photo below, I really hoped I could find Grandpa Searle & I have!
I think from my research so far that these two are Katherine Wilson (Kitty) & Edmund Charles Sear (Charlie)
I picked out the best & most interesting ones & every single one that had writing of any sort on & haggled hard to get the price down!
I have traced as far as Margaret R Fee Smith as a descendant from Frances White & Joseph Hunt