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|1|| New Brighton, Wirral, England: Pier and Waterfront|
|2||'Castleton', Castle Road, Torquay, Devonshire, England|
This house was the home of William Distin Webber and his family for a number of years. They were certainly living there (at least) between 1881 and 1901. The house still stands today and is now the home of the Torbay Citizen's Advice Bureau.
|3||'Pontefract': Home of Lebbeus Hordern, Melbourne. (c.1891)|
'Pontefract', on the corner of Hardwicke Street and Whitehorse Road, was designed for Lebbeus Hordern by the architect, Mr H. J. Prockter. The 11 roomed house was designed with Marseilles pattern roofing tiles, large verandahs, and gables with Tudor detailing which were associated with the Queen Anne style of British housing.
'Pontefract' was built c.1891 on the western side of an allotment of land which comprised nine suburban plots. Sited on the brow of a hill it had superb views west across the Deepdene dip to Burke Road, north to the Great Dividing Range and east to the Dandenongs. Together with the Reid house Belmont, which was diagonally opposite on Whitehorse Road, Pontefract would have been a significant landmark for anyone travelling from Kew to Balwyn and beyond.
Between the house and Percy Street were paddocks where the Hordern's horses and cow grazed. The coach house and stables, with driver's quarters above, were located north of the house.
Louisa Hamilton, granddaughter of Lebbeus and Louisa Hordern, remembers her visits to Pontefract which she recalls as being light and airy - not at all like those Victorian houses with their dark and heavy furniture. Lebbeus and Louisa purchased much of the house furnishings when on an extended overseas trip in 1887. Louisa also remembers the large conservatory on the northern side of the house, her grandfather's photographic dark room beneath the dining room, and playing hide-and-seek in the extensive cellars under the house.
|4||'Stramshall', 173 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC|
This is the home that was built for William Hordern and Cecilia Monger by her father, William Monger. The Horderns lived there until 1917. On the left is the house shortly after it was built and on the right, the house as it appeared when it was auctioned around 1964.
The auctioneers listing says this about the house:
"Constructed for William Hordern esq. at the beginning of the land boom of the 1880's, "Stramshall" is a spendid example of the Italianate form of architecture so popular in the late-victorian era.
During the decade, many of Melbourne's most imposing residences were built, generally occupying the choice hilltop locations in the burgeoning suburbs of the fledgling metropolis.
Remaining in the original owner's family until 1917, "Stramshall" was subsequently converted to flats and remained as such until 1965 when it was purchased by the present owners. Carefully restored to highlight its abundant architectural and decorative features and subtly upgraded to incorporate modern facilities, it has provided comfortable and charming accommodation for a large family for almost thirty years.
Of triple brick construction, set on massive bluestone foundations and roofed in Welsh slate, Stramshall is a stately and substantial residence of some 490 sq metres or approximately 53 squares, having twelve principal rooms of mansion proportions.
On the ground floor a spectacular tessellated entrance foyer and stair hall open to three grand reception rooms and the current owners' master bedroom, which could be utilised as a fourth living area if desired. There is a well equipped Brazillian black bean kitchen, a cosy study with access to the walk-down wine cellar and a luxuriously appointed bathroom. The first floor comprises four enormous bedrooms, two complete bathrooms and a further two double bedrooms and kitchenette, the latter being readily adaptable to a self-contained granny flat if required. A wide return verandah on the ground floor and corresponding balcony on the first floor are both trimmed in elaborate cast iron filigree.
No fewer than eight marble fireplaces including two exquisite rouge marble examples grace the main rooms and original plaster work and detailed joinery are retained in beautifully preserved condition."
|5||49, Princes Gate, Kensington, London|
The London home of Frederick Richards Leyland and the house that once contained the famous "Peacock Room". For a detailed look at this house and the work of Whistler there, click here.
|6||A Romantic Law Suit|
Perhaps such an action today would be considered frivalous, but John Rose Brandon brought this action to the courts in Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand in May 1872.
|7||Abbey Palace of Royaumont, near Chantilly, France |
Abbey Palace of Royaumont near Chantilly, is a late 18th-century mansion designed by Louis Le Masson for the Abbot of Royaumont, Henri Eléonore Le Cornut de Balivière, chaplain of Louis XVI. The actual abbey was destroyed in the French Revolution, but the Abbey Palace survived.
The mansion changed hands until it was eventually bought by Baron and Baroness Eugène Fould-Springer in 1923. Their grandson Nathaniel de Rothschild immediately set out to restore the "magnificent property" and give it a "soul."
The Fould-Springers carefully selected works of art, furniture, lighting, clocks and ceramics that reflected the stately beauty of the house.
Although Abbey Palace hasn't been regularly lived in by the descendants of Baron and Baroness Fould-Springer since the late 1980s, it remains a pride of the family. Rothschild says in the Christies auction catalogue, that he long looked for the best way of preserving the integrity of the property, a solution that he has now found. It is to become a high-quality seminar centre. This requires modernisation and, as a result, the contents of the Abbey Palace were sold at auction in September 2011 raising over €7M.
This video was produced by Christies as part of a guide to the contents of the house.
|8||Aberdeen, Firhill Place|
This photograph shows Firhill Place as it is today but it was the home of the DUTHIE family in the 1871 census.
|9||Advertisement for the Royal Berkshire Hospital from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1939|
No of pieces: 96
Difficulty level: Medium (Unusual shaped pieces!)
|10||ALABONE, Dr, Edwin William|
This photograph, signed by Edwin was taken at his graduation at the Royal College of Surgeons
|11||All about the ship "Phoebe Dunbar".|
|12||Allied Military Currency - WW2|
Allied Military Currency was issued for use in France, Germany, Italy and Japan and for a short time in Korea, Denmark and Austria. The currency was issued to combat the effects of black market activity and the associated need to stabilise the local economy. They were issued to military personnel generally for use on base only. When, for example, the Germans left Greece, they first flooded the country with counterfeit currency to de-stabilise the economy. AMC was issued to the allies until the local currency stabilised. (Notes dated 1943)
|13||Alvah House, Lewis Street, St Helier, Jersey|
This house was the home of the Donoghue family at the time of the registration of residents in 1940/41
|14||An account of the arrival of the "SS MATAURA" in New Zealand on 10 November 1875. |
Published in Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 298, 11 November 1875, Page 2.(Links to an external site. Use browser's "back" button to return here).
|15||ANDERSON family in the 1828 Census of New South Wales|
|16||ANNING, William and Elizabeth (née WOOD, previously HILL): Headstone|
|17||Announcement of The marriage of Alfred Selfe Leonard and Margaret Elizabeth Stevens 18600925|
Published in the Western Daily Press on 26 September 1860
|18||Anthony Horden and Sons Ltd (pre 1901)|
This is a sketch of the Hordens store in the Haymarket, Sydney, before that fire that destroyed it in 1901.
|19||Anthony Hordern and Sons Ltd (post 1905)|
This is a photograph of the newly-built store in the Haymarket, Sydney. It replaces the old store that was destroyed by fire in 1901.
|20||Arthur and Nora on the occasion of their marriage in 1911|
|21||Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA: Park Street with Bronson Building, 1909|
|22||Australian Convict Muster - 1825 (Extract)|
On this muster appear Anthony Hordern and his family. Although difficult to read, the colume headings appear to be: Name; Age; Class; Vessel; Yr of Arrival; Sentence; Employment. In the case of Anthony, it would appear that he arrived in 1825 aboard the 'Phoenix', that his sentence was 7 years and his employment was 'Coach Maker'. This agrees with the biographical account in the Australian Dictionary of Biographies (see 'Owner/Source', below)
Also on this document are sons, Anthony and John, daughter Elizabeth and wife Ann (nee Woodhead).
|23||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|24||Aviator Certificate awarded to Frederick WINTERBOTHAM|
Frederick was awarded this Aviator Certificate on 27 February 1917. Unfortunately, the aircraft type and location are not recorded.
|25||Axmouth, Devonshire, England c.1918|
|26||Ballot Box (The), Public House, Greenford, Middlesex c.1922|
This photograph of The Ballot Box P.H., was taken around the 1920s. Aaron Wooster was the publican there for a number of years. The pub was demolished around 1937/8 and rebuilt some time after this on a new site at the bottom of the hill. To see it as it looks today, click here.
|27||Band of the 1st Gloucestershire Regiment (c.1910)|
Drummer PTE James Mitchell (7058), is the bass drummer of the band and is situated in the front row, 3rd from the right.
|28||Banns Published: JONES, William George and ELLIOTT, Alice|
|29||Baptism Record: CORDERY, George Woodham 18500331|
|30||Baptism Record: De Rusett, Charles William|
It should be noted that the estimated birth year is incorrect. Further research has established that Charles was probably born in 1831. There is a birth notice in the East India register (1832) saying "on 20 March 1831 at Calcutta, Mrs WH DeRussett, of a son".
|31||Baptism Record: DE VEZIAN, Andrew Ellis 17670504|
|32||Baptism Record: HOLMDEN, William Jaques 18011120|
|33||Baptism Record: SWINFORD, Thomas 17051224|
I have included this document only as sample. All of the Swinford siblings are also similarly available in the parish records. Further information regarding parish records can be found here.
|34||BARHAM (née LAWRENCE), Lillie Belle: Report of Death|
|35||BARHAM [SHIPMAN], Helen Foster (AKA Nell Shipman)|
This photograph is of Nell in the heyday of her acting and film producing career in the mid-1920's.
|36||BARNETT, Joseph Frederick Allan (b.1922)|
|37||BARNETT, Joseph Frederick Allan (b.1922)|
|38||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|39||Basingstoke, Hampshire, England: London Road in the 1910's|
|40||BASSETT family of Randwick and Rhode Island.|
|41||BASSETT, Ellen (b.1876)|
This photo of unknown origin or age but as a guess, I would say it was taken between 1920 and 1930. If anyone knows differently, please let me know and I will give full credit to the original owner.
|42||BASSETT, Francis (Frank)|
|43||BASSETT, Francis (Frank) with his 2nd wife, Alida|
|44||BASSETT, Francis (Frank) with his 2nd wife, Alida|
This photograph taken in October 1947
|45||BASSETT, Francis (Frank), 1871-1953|
This photograph taken in 1931
|46||BASSETT, George and Euphilia|
This photo shows some of the Bassett family as follows:
Standing: Elizabeth; Caleb; Henry; George; Emily Jane
Seated: Euphilia (Mother); George (Father); Adeline
Note that the names are taken from the back of the photograph and may not be accurate.
|47||BASSETT, George: Naturalisation Record 18941215|
This photograph was taken on the day of Gertrude's marriage to George Henry Scholfield in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
This photograph was taken on the occasion of Gertrude's 100th birthday.
|50||BASSETT, Lucy (1881-1968)|
|51||BASSETT, Matilda Annie (1897-1958)|
|52||BASSETT, Phyllis Gladys 1895-1971|
|53||BASSETT, Thomas and Hester [nee Vines]|
Status: Located; "To the memory of Hester, Wife of Thomas Bassett, Sexton of the Parish, who died the 6th of Jan. 1826 aged 68 years.
Also of the above-named Thomas Bassett who died May 3rd 1847, Aged 92 Years."
|54||BASSETT, Walter and spouse, Margaret (nee Drew).|
Status: Not yet located; The last resting place of Walter and Margaret Bassett.
|55||Bath, Somerset, England: High Street in the 1890's|
|56||Bath, Somerset, England: The Abbey|
|57||BATTEN, Rayner Derry (1858-1943): Obituary|
This obituary for Rayner Batten was published in the British Medical Journal.
|58||Beatrice Fanny Harriet Stagg (nee Lewcock) (1879-1973)|
|59||Beer, Devonshire, England in the 1930s|
|60||BELLAMY, Charles and spouse TOZER, Annie|
|61||Bermondsey, London, England: St Mary Magdalene Church |
The church in 1809. For a detailed look, visit the Church Website.
|62||BIGGS, Albert Henry Lindsay|
|63||Bighton Village Shop and Post Office c.1915|
This shop was home (and work) to John and Harriet Butcher for a number of years. John was a Baker and he and his wife ran a bakery from the shop and post office store until their death in 1860. During those years, they were ably assisted by their newphew, Isaac Norgate. Isaac followed in the footsteps of his uncle and was probably trained by him.
After the death of John and Harriet, Isaac - who never married - took over the shop and served the village for the rest of his life - a total of 60 years!
|64||Bighton, Hampshire, England: All Saints Church - Front View|
|65||Bighton, Hampshire, England: All Saints Church - Inside View|
|66||Bighton, Hampshire, England: All Saints Church - The Cemetery|
|67||Bighton, Hampshire, England: All Saints Church - The Organ|
|68||Bill Eggleton's Motorcycle|
No of pieces: 198
Difficulty level: Medium
|69||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|70||BILLINGHAM, Thomas 20061112|
|71||Birmingham, West Midlands, England: New Street (1907)|
|72||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|73||Birth Certificate: CASEY, Cornelius 18500209|
|74||Birth Certificate: BAKER, Sarah Jane 18550428|
|75||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|76||Birth Certificate: BARBER, Nellie Maizie 19110916|
|77||Birth Certificate: BAREFOOT, Martha Vera Gladys 19191214|
|78||Birth Certificate: BASSETT, Rosa Fanny 18581101|
|79||Birth Certificate: BASSETT, Walter 18680926|
|80||Birth Certificate: BERRY, Caroline Ann 19631217|
|81||Birth Certificate: BOON, Eveline May 19051105|
|82||Birth Certificate: BOWIE, Arthur 18770320|
|83||Birth Certificate: BRATCHER, Joseph 18440416|
|84||Birth Certificate: BREAKSPEAR, Francis 18860103|
|85||Birth Certificate: BREAKSPEAR, Jesse 18700406|
|86||Birth Certificate: BREAKSPEAR, Katie Rosina 18870318|
|87||Birth Certificate: BREAKSPEAR, William 18760421|
|88||Birth Certificate: BREAKSPEAR, William James 18570105|
|89||Birth Certificate: BROADWAY, Georgina 18760621|
|90||Birth Certificate: BROADWAY, James William 18621110|
|91||Birth Certificate: BROADWAY, Rhoda 18560926|
|92||Birth Certificate: BROADWAY, Rhoda 18590805|
|93||Birth Certificate: BROADWAY, Rosina 18990604|
|94||At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld. You must register/log in to see this item.|
|95||Birth Certificate: BURGESS, Doris 19051028|
|96||Birth Certificate: BUTLER, Mary 18451018 (AKA COOK)|
|97||Birth Certificate: BUTLER, Sarah 18390604|
|98||Birth Certificate: CLEAVER, Emily 18601209|
|99||Birth Certificate: CLEAVER, Emily Ann 18711212|
|100||Birth Certificate: CLEAVER, James 18521124|