Christina Creese

AncientFaces Member since Apr 27, 2015

About: I am searching for as much as the tree as I can find. names include Cumber Clee Josey Bircham Luckwell Creese and Cummings and many more as I go along. branches are mainly somerset norfolk london and wales. and a little bristol.

Researching: Cummings, Creese, Josey, Cumber, Luckwell, Goodridge, Clee, Bircham

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The couple on the right are Minnie and Joseph creese. Joseph was born in 1893 in Bristol. He met and married his wife Minnie married Haberfield also from Bristol. Joseph's brother William married Minnie's sister Grace. After Grace and William died Minnie and Joseph brought up their 3 boys as well as their own child Victor.
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This is a picture of my grandmother. Born Edith Blanche Goodridge on Nov 02 1908 in Ystradyfodwg, glamorgan. Married her husband fredrick luckwell clee in 1934. In 1935 she had her first child a little girl called margaret Jane Clee. Who tragically died aged just two years old of flu. Her second child was my mother Rosemary Clee who was born in July 1939 followed by my uncle Derek who was born in 1942. Tragedy struck again in 1945 when an operation removing a cancerous tumour from Blanche's colon proved fatal. Blanche died aged just 35 leaving two small children and a heart broken husband who didnt ever remarried.
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Josey, Arthur Charles b. Jun 12 1881 Fulham, London d. Dec 08 1942 Paddington, London m. Bircham, Nellie Dec 05 1903 Arthur was the son of the engraver Richard Josey. Artur had 6 children, Ella, Nellie, Jack, Ronald, Arthur and Harold. He married Nellie Bircham who came from a publican family in Newton st faiths in norfolk.
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About Josey, Richard THE TIMES OBITUARY Mr. RICHARD JOSEY, the well-known mezzotint engraver, died at Shepherd`s-bush last week from valvular disease of the heart. Mr. Josey was born at Reading, in 1841, and received his education at the Reading Bluecoat School. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to Mr. Thomas W.Knight, and on the expiration of his apprenticeship he worked in the studio of the Chevalier Ballin, whose influence is evident in Mr. Josey`swork in stipple and line. His first commission was, we believe, given to him by the firm of Henry Grave and Co., for whom he continued to work for many years. His exhibits at the Royal Academy extended from 1876 to 1887,and a full list of these will be found in Mr. Algernon Graves`s `Royal Academy Exhibitors,` vol. IV. He engraved a large number of famous portraits, notably Thomas Carlyle and the equally famous picture of `My Mother`, now in the Luxembourg, after Whistler; the Earl of Shaftesbury,after Sir John Millais; Cardinal Manning, after Edwin Long, R.A.; anum ber after Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A., who was a great admirer of hiswork; David Garrick, after Gainsborough; Lord Roberts after W.W. Ouless,R.A.; Lord Wolseley and several other portraits by the late Frank Holl,R.A.. Among his more successful fancy subjects were `The Finding ofMoses,` after F. Goodall, R.A.; `Helen on the Walls of Troy,` after Lord Leighton, P.R.A.; `Preparing for Confirmation,` after Burgess; `HopeNursing Love,` and `Crossing the Ford,` after Sir Joshua Reynolds;`Gethse mane,` after J.S. Cuthbert; `Calvary,` after Sir Noel Paton; and`Pity and Love are Akin,` after Frank Miles. Mr. Josey took a prominentpart in Freemasonry, was Past Master of the Ranelagh and Shepherd`s-bushLodges, and was also preceptor of many lodges of instruction. He had a family of 14 children, of whom 12 are living; his wife died 3 years ago,and he never recovered from this loss. Blue coat School web site: http://www.blue-coat.reading.sch.uk/
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This is a copy of my great great grandfathers obituary that was in "The Times" in feb 1906.
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Born in 1893 in Bristol. This picture is taken from albert merchant navy record book. Which is stamped with places including canada and jamaca
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This is the Luckwell family who came from storgursey in somerset but moved to glamorgan in the mid 1800s. The children were all born near cardiff.The elderly folks in the pciture are John and Mary Luckweel (nee Dunn) in the background are the daughters and daughter-inlaws.
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