Author Topic: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere  (Read 993 times)

Offline ChrisWd

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Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« on: Tuesday 31 May 16 11:10 BST (UK) »
I'm  researching a Miss E.M. Unwin who died in Marylebone, London in 1960.  The place of residence given on her Probate Calendar entry was The Wyke, Grasmere.

I've seen some pictures of Wyke Cottage in Grasmere but I believe this is but one property on the Wyke estate.  The main property is a 6 bedroom dwelling from what I've read.  Does anyone have any information on The Wyke and if so, would you know when Miss Unwin moved to Grasmere?

Up until at least 1940 she was the owner of Palmers Farm in Billingshurst, Sussex.  She was a lover of fast Bentley cars and large Suffolk horses.

http://www.vintagebentleys.org/carpages/po3265.php

http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/1433853

Miss Unwin was born 1897 in Exeter, the daughter of Nathan Lees Unwin and Margaret Douglas.  Her cousin, Mrs Brenda Claire Brotherton was the daughter of Miss Unwin's uncle, Reginald Unwin, barrister-at-law.

Any snippets of information greatly appreciated.

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Chris
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Re: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 May 16 11:39 BST (UK) »
She was Eileen Emily Margherita Unwin, or Douglas-Unwin, per the Probate Calendar.

She's in the 1959 phone book as Douglas-Unwin Miss E E at The Wyke.
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Re: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 May 16 11:40 BST (UK) »
Also in the 1952 phone book as Douglas-Unwin Miss E E at The Wyke
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Re: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 May 16 11:42 BST (UK) »
In the 1951 phone book as Douglas-Unwin Miss E E at Dowdeswell House, Andoversford
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Re: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 May 16 11:54 BST (UK) »
Dowdeswell House: http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property-history/dowdeswell-house/lower-dowdeswell/andoversford/cheltenham/gl54-4lx/39311208

Formerly the dower house to Dowdeswell Court which was the home of Herbert Unwin in 1901.
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Re: Miss Eileen Margaret Unwin of The Wyke, Grasmere
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 May 16 14:24 BST (UK) »
That's very interesting.  Dowdeswell House is a lovely looking property.

I'm not yet able to see the intersection between Eileen Unwin's ancestral line and Herbert Unwin's.  I'm sure there must be.

Herbert Unwin (1842-1925) was a civil engineer born in Sheffield, son of Edwin Unwin and Ann Wainwright.  Edwin Unwin (1805-1870) was the managing director of the gas and other public companies in Sheffield.  Herbert was also born in Sheffield. He married Jane Crunden in 1870 and they had four children, all born in Sheffield.

Eileen Unwin's grandfather was John Unwin (1848-1919) born Dukinfield, Cheshire.  Her great-grandfather was George Unwin born 1816 in Mellor, Derbyshire.

I need to dig a little deeper.

Chris
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