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Offline matt94

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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 19 August 09 20:40 BST (UK) »
Just reading through that memorandum, it doesn't make sense, does it? Hmm I thought I copied it right. Well you get the message, I think  8)

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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 20 August 09 08:36 BST (UK) »
David Sellwood marriage

Hope you can see it ok

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« Reply #38 on: Thursday 20 August 09 11:10 BST (UK) »
Can anyone with fashion knowledge hazard a guess at the wedding photo's date? That would make it easier to work out the ages of the people in it, and therefore who they might be.

I already hazarded a guess - 1900ish i.e. definitely between 1890 and 1910 (my initial reaction was 1905 based on the late Victorian, early Edwardian costume), perhaps as long as 20 years after the old lady had her photo taken. I would be astounded if the Mercy picture is of anyone in the wedding photo.

H Harbut was active in Newbury in 1872-88 (Northcroft Lane) and 1889-1895 (West Mills).  The only reference I can find of him in Bartholomew St is at 117-8 (Coles Studio) in 1881.  This is a pencilled addendum to the 'Directory of Newbury Photographers' by Paul Cannon. Thomas Cole was a shopkeeper (115-118 Bartholomew St) who, presumably, let a room that Harbut used for a while.  

Sally - 143 Bartholomew St is a new reference - any chance of a scan of the back of the photo? This can be very useful in dating a carte de visite (which I am assumming this is).
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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 20 August 09 11:35 BST (UK) »
Matt
Many thanks for all the information particulary the christening of Edward Fisher. I shall need several days  to sift through all the other details.

to Newbury chap this is the reverse of Mercy Sellwoods picture.
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« Reply #40 on: Thursday 20 August 09 20:41 BST (UK) »
Okay, given a back design that simple I will reassess my dating of Mercy's photo to the early 1870s.

Harbut started in Newbury in 1872, I suspect this was an early commission.

But that makes it unlikely to be Mercy Sellwood 1922-1908, the lady in the photo is too old. 

Then again photo dating is not an exact science.

If you want to have a go yourself a good starting point is Roger Vaughan's site at
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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #41 on: Saturday 22 August 09 11:12 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

Some more data for you

Bucklebury Marriages.
7 Oct 1751 Thomas Selwood & Mary Goddard
13 Jan 1794 George Deacon of Chieveley & Martha Sellwood, by Banns
15 Nov 1824 William Selwood & Elizabeth Ann Clements
3 Jun 1824 John Selwood bachelor & Elizabeth Hanson Spinster
30 Jan 1802 James Sellwood of Chieveley & Dianna Tidbury
21 Oct 1820 Ambrose Underwood Wid & Hannah Selwood Spinster
28 Jul 1817 Henry Chandler bachelor & Hannah Selwood Widow
12 Jun 1833 John Sellwood bachelor & Sarah Fisher Spinster
28 Mar 1836 George Sellwood bachelor & Charlotte Kimber Spinster
12 Feb 1831 Edward Fisher bachelor & Hannah Selwood Spinster

I didn't research much this time - I looked at Workhouse records for at least 2 hours & tithe maps.

Vicki I will email you some more Briant Burials.

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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #42 on: Tuesday 25 August 09 12:05 BST (UK) »
Matt,
Thank you for all you data.
I am wondering if the Sellwood lady with the pony might be Ellen(butler) Sellwood.
In a letter dated 0ct 1903 Selina (Morton)Fisher daughter of PeterMorton and niece of Mercy Morton Selwood wrote Mrs Sellwood took me for a drive one day and we had the use of her pony and trap one Sunday. Then in Cecilia Millsons booklet Bucklebury Heritage Mrs Paulin mentions her mothers visits to Newbury market every Thursday to buy her own and her Neighbours groceries.Mrs Paulin also recalls that twice a year her mother made homebrewed beer -for the harvest and Christmas-collecting the malt on one of her trips to Newbury,
The old recipe apparently meant starting the beer making at4 a.m and finishing at 10pm. Mrs Paulin was Ellen and Johns daughter.

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« Reply #43 on: Tuesday 25 August 09 12:17 BST (UK) »
When she was a girl. Elsie annie Fisher -the youngest of George and Selina kept a post card album.
Some must have been sent inside a letter as no postmark.
I'm attaching the back of a postcard where obviously the signature was considerer not suitable for a childs eyes.  The picture on the other side is of Holly Farm.
Hand written in the corner is  G H White who may be the sender but is also I believe a photographer from Thatcham

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Re: bucklebury
« Reply #44 on: Sunday 18 October 09 17:42 BST (UK) »
To Sarah Harris
I have seen a picture of a family wedding and it has Mercy Morton & John Sellwood. I have just started doing my family tree Mercy & john are my grandmothers grandparents
My grand mothes parents were Peter Sellwood born 1846 and Sarah Rowles (or Roles)
My Grandmother was Minnie Ada and she married a Mitchell.
Can you let me know who on the picture is Mercy & John.
Thanks
Theresa