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Title: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Jayhen6 on Tuesday 02 March 21 08:40 GMT (UK)
Hi there,
A bit of a challenge on this named sitter.. Miss ???? and ??

Regards

John
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: ShaunJ on Tuesday 02 March 21 08:57 GMT (UK)
Miss Hicks and Mrs C Edham ?
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: josey on Tuesday 02 March 21 08:59 GMT (UK)
Miss Richmond and Mrs Oldham ???

ADDED Actually I am now coming round to 'Miss Hicks and' as per ShaunJ   :)

A bit of a challenge on this named sitter..
But is there only ONE sitter as per title?
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: shanreagh on Tuesday 02 March 21 09:30 GMT (UK)
Mrs C Edham is written in a much older hand and may be the sitter's married name. 

Miss Kirkland?  Miss Kirksand Miss Hirkland? Miss Hirksand. At first glance I saw Hickson but only because, I think, it is a name I am familiar with.   

on the basis that there is one sitter
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Jayhen6 on Tuesday 02 March 21 09:44 GMT (UK)
Here she is
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: josey on Tuesday 02 March 21 09:47 GMT (UK)
Oh for a waist like that  ;D

That's some heavy duty chain she's wearing.
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: mckha489 on Tuesday 02 March 21 09:47 GMT (UK)
Rickwood


Marriages Dec 1883   (>99%)
LEAHY    Emily Beatrice        Bath    5c   1159   
Oldham    Robert Thurgood        Bath    5c   1159    
RICKWOOD    Elizabeth Sarah        Bath    5c   1159   
STABLES    William Skilbeck        Bath    5c   1159    
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: josey on Tuesday 02 March 21 09:48 GMT (UK)
Oh brilliant find, I'd been on the same hunt myself ....

ADDED: but probably not enough wildcards  ;D
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Jayhen6 on Tuesday 02 March 21 10:34 GMT (UK)
Great work everyone. I think Rickwood & Oldham very strong possibility.

John
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 02 March 21 11:18 GMT (UK)
Probable birth registration for Elizabeth

RICKWOOD, ELIZABETH  SARAH     SANTS 
GRO Reference: 1863  S Quarter in BATH  Volume 05C  Page 692
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 02 March 21 11:27 GMT (UK)
Looks like her husband died in 1887

Deaths Dec 1887   
Oldham    Robert Thergood    36    Bath    5c   389
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 02 March 21 11:40 GMT (UK)
Well it looks like Elizabeth remarried:-

Marriages Dec 1895   
Adams    Robert        Bath    5c   1142    
Cullen    John        Bath    5c   1142    
Oldham    Elizabeth Sarah        Bath    5c   1142
Parsons    Jane        Bath    5c   1142

However I am finding it difficult to locate her in the 1901/1911 census records.
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 02 March 21 11:43 GMT (UK)
Having looked at the Bath bmd stuff she married John Cullen.  I'll check again and see if I can find her on the census records for 1901/1911.
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 02 March 21 12:05 GMT (UK)
Finally found them in the 1911 in Ireland.  John is Irish so presumably they went to Ireland after their marriage.

Link to 1911 census record:-

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QYRS-316Z
Title: Re: Help with 1883 named lady on photograph
Post by: Jayhen6 on Tuesday 02 March 21 16:38 GMT (UK)
Thatís great research... anything beyond 1911?.. I believe Elizabethís first husband Robert Thurgood Oldham died of poisoning (self induced..) in 1897 in Bath and the inquest was reported on in the local press. Elizabeth was apparently to ill to attend!.. A very interesting set of circumstances...

Thanks once again..