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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #189 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 23:12 GMT (UK) »
There is still some hope noytd. Please let us know what you find out.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  :)

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #190 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 23:28 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

The house is not Chesterford or Manton, they look completely different.

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #191 on: Thursday 01 February 18 11:25 GMT (UK) »
There is still some hope noytd. Please let us know what you find out.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  :)

I have been trawling through the British Newspaper Library, and discovered that Howbury was still being rented out during the Edwardian era, when Cecil Polhill returned to China.

1907-1908 - Commander Philip Charles Knightley Wolfe Murray (1856-1932)
1909-1913 - Major Geoffrey Carr Glyn (1864-1933)

A look into both men produced disappointing results. Neither, at first glance, would appear to match the photographs by associated geographical locations or ages and marriages.

I have also located photographs of Robert Peck's sons, but they do not appear to match any of the males in my album. The Peck's were clean shaven, whilst the men in the photo album are moustached.

However, I am hopeful on the car registrations. Fingers crossed the first registered owners will link into the album  :)

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #192 on: Thursday 01 February 18 12:26 GMT (UK) »
I have found a photo in the Northampton Mercury 05 March 1937. Could these two be the same man?

https://ibb.co/iLHo3m

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #193 on: Thursday 01 February 18 13:41 GMT (UK) »
I would say it was highly likely.
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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #194 on: Thursday 01 February 18 17:23 GMT (UK) »
I thought I would forget Howbury Hall for a second and returned to the clue of Woodcote.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=784786.18

The man photographed in the newspaper article was Herbert Kearsley Fry (1874-1937). His widowed mother lived at a house called Woodcote in Eastbourne. In 1905 he married Margaret Elizabeth Selwyn  (1872-1930), and together they had one son. Margaret did have links to the south coast and the Isle of Wight. SO far so good ...

Only downside ... in the wedding photo I would guess that it is not Herbert Fry who is getting married?

https://ibb.co/cMP83m

There is also no obvious link to Howbury, but I have wondered if the mystery lady might have been in service as something along the lines of a governess/nurse. My reason for this hypothesis is that the people in the Howbury Hall photographs do not appear again in the album.

Just a bit of guesswork, but hopefully the car registrations might go someway towards solving this.

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #195 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 13:32 GMT (UK) »
I have received the car registration details:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=784786.new#new

However, the car owner has no obvious links to Howbury Hall.