Author Topic: The curious case of Rupert Graham - b. abt. 1834, Chelmsford  (Read 1028 times)

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Re: The curious case of Rupert Graham - b. abt. 1834, Chelmsford
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 04 May 16 17:25 BST (UK) »
Harold died as Harold Vivian Savile in Battersea on 28 October 1948, aged 62.

Probate was granted in January 1949 to Violet Constance Savile, widow.

Oddly the likely marriage for them (Jun qtr 1948 Paddington, so a short marriage if so) shows them as

Harold V BURDEN
Violet C VIVIAN or HUM.


Sorry - red herring, now deleted.

Harold V SAVILE married Violet C DEACON in Tendring, Mar qtr 1915.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: The curious case of Rupert Graham - b. abt. 1834, Chelmsford
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 03 August 17 20:02 BST (UK) »
I have come at Rupert Graham from a different direction, trying to help a colleague wanting to know more about him. What we do know from some rare surviving publications and ephemera is this -

He was a publisher of pamphlets on horse and human health, and seller of remedies, originally based at the "Horse Doctor" Office, 174 Third Avenue, Manor Park, Essex, and subsequently as Graham and Son at Sunbury-on-Thames. He corresponds to the 1891 census return quoted in this thread. He designated himself FRHS, presumably Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, a designation only possible after 1861 when Royal Charter was granted to the Society. From an advertisement leaflet it seems that the business was founded in 1854 and he claims to have written several books on Horse and Cattle Doctoring, none of which have been traced. The books were heavily advertised in newspapers between 1892-4, from Sunbury.

Our question is much the same - what happened to him and who was he. His "publishing empire" seems to have just evaporated.

Hope this is of some help. Any further information gratefully received.
Andrew.

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