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ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 11:00 GMT (UK) »
My great-great uncle, William Stone (1857-1958), sometimes known as "The Squire of Piccadilly", used to stay with F.W. Ellis and Mrs Ellis and their daughter, Glenys, in Henty Avenue, Dawlish for 2 months in the winter and 2 months in the summer towards the end of his life. Does anyone have any recollection of this, please?

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Re: ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 December 17 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi "Jane Campbell"

WELCOME ! to Rootschat.

What exactly are you looking for?

You have given two elements of William Stone's past which suggest that you know quite a lot about him. However not much about Mr & Mrs FWEllis + dau Glenys.

Did Glenys (born Wales?) marry in the early 1960's?
She may still be alive so we may not discuss her.

I could not see anything about "Squire / Picadilly" - what do you have?


We really do want to help, so anything you can provide to cut short research may help.
Be a real waste if we ALL have to replicate ALL the research already done?

Ray
ps I am only minutes from Henty Avenue . . . . .


 
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Re: ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 December 17 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for your reply, Ray. I am looking for memories or recollections of my great-great-uncle William Stone when he stayed with F.W. Ellis and his family for 2 months in the winter and 2 months in the summer in the 1940s and 1950s at their home, Stella Maris, Henty Avenue, Dawlish.
 Perhaps a contributor to this forum may remember him or them? F.W. Ellis worked for William Stone, who was a very wealthy man and lived to a great age, 101. His memoirs were published in "The Squire of Piccadilly" in 1951. Attached is a photo of William Stone, who is on the right, in 1951. Is the man on the left F.W. Ellis? I would love to know! Can anyone identify him?

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Re: ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 December 17 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Jane  :)

Have you tried contacting the local Dawlish newspaper?

Someone who knows the area well and lived there for ages may come forward and be able to help.

Carol
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Re: ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 December 17 14:36 GMT (UK) »
Thank you! That's a good idea and I will follow it up.

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Re: ELLIS Family and William Stone, DAWLISH 1940s & 50s
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 December 17 19:36 GMT (UK) »
It might be worth trying the Devon Record Office as well Jane.
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