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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 August 10 16:19 BST (UK) »
On reflection I think it could be as late as 1914, but not later than that watershed.
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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 August 10 18:52 BST (UK) »
1st. & 3rd. which appear to be the same family group around 1905-10.
2nd.the younger children in this appear to be the same as appear in the other 2 photos.The boy who's in the 3rd. is in long trousers whereas in the 2nd. he's in breeches so a bit younger.
Maybe the older sister was taking the other 2 pictures.

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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 22 August 10 19:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all your ideas.

The photos are in a little red album that was owned by my grandmother Dorothy, who lived from 1894 until the 1980s.
Her husband William lived from 1885 to 1938. It's definitely not them and their children.

So, I've been thinking that it's either Dorothy's siblings and mother, or William's siblings and mother.

Here are William's brothers and sisters, and dates of birth (and death if I know them) - they all grew up and got married:
George Albert H. Keeling (1880)
Archibald Albert Keeling (1881)
Emily Kate Keeling (1884 - 1957)
William Ernest Keeling (1885 - 1938)
Elsie Alice Keeling (1887)
Douglas Harry Keeling (1889 - 1931)
Leslie Alfred Stanley Keeling (1891)
And mother and father:
Emily Bolt (1852)
George John James Keeling (1853 - 1902)
That doesn't seem to fit to me.

So, for Dorothy:
Millicent Jane Purchase (c1879)
Richard William Roberts-Purchase (1880 - 1930)
(Lily) Lilian Mary Purchase (1881)
(Bertie) Herbert Allen Purchase (1882)
Reginald Roberts Purchase (1886)
Edith Annie C. R. Purchase (1889)
Percival Edgar Purchase (1893)
Dorothy Ellen Roberts-Purchase (1894)
And parents:
Mary Selina Jones (1860)
Richard Roberts Purchase (1855)
And that also doesn't seem to quite fit to me, either.
My best guess is that Percival Purchase is the boy, and the ladies are some combination of Dorothy, Edith, Lilian and the mother Mary.
The father was a jeweller / watch maker, so perhaps he gave the boy that flash watch chain!

What I really need is for somebody to have written the names on the back of one of the pictures! :)

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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 22 August 10 20:10 BST (UK) »
Could be Edith,Percy & Dorothy with an older sister in photo's 1 & 3 along with their mother who would have been in her 40's at the time.
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Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 22 August 10 21:38 BST (UK) »
Could be Edith,Percy & Dorothy with an older sister in photo's 1 & 3 along with their mother who would have been in her 40's at the time.
jim


Just to confuse issues I think the woman in the middle of pic1 is the same woman in pic 2 and is the woman lying down in pic 3...

The blond girl in pic 1 is also in pic 2  :-\

pic 3 is gorgeous  ;D
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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #14 on: Monday 23 August 10 01:42 BST (UK) »
Agree with Jim on the 1908ish date for the first photo...definitely not 1890s.

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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #15 on: Monday 23 August 10 08:35 BST (UK) »
If the boy is Percy Purchase, 1908 makes the boy in the first photo aged 15.
He looks maybe 10 to me.
So if it is Percy Purchase, I reckon the first photo would be 1903.

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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 12 August 17 10:55 BST (UK) »
I was searching my family and this came up.....just thought id say the lady on the left in picture one is a dead ringer for my mother lols!! She's the Keeling family.  The mother in the photos is a dead ringer for my Aunty - also Keeling. Not sure if it helps.  Haven't made the connection between my Keelings and Dorothy yet, still nutting out a few bits of my tree.......
did you ever find out who was who etc? the little blonde girl looks similar to a Keeling wedding photo i have.....

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Re: Help with dating a sinister-looking family group.
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 12 August 17 11:20 BST (UK) »
I have a wedding photo of a large family group. Some of the women are wearing almost identical hats and blouses to the ladies in the third photo. The wedding was in the June quarter 1912
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