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Offline airdlass

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« on: Sunday 01 September 13 20:30 BST (UK) »
While searching through a box of pictures in an second hand shop I came across several photos with name of Kitto on the back. There is one photo of Arthur E Kitto and W Frank Kitto 1933, another 2 not named but looks to be an older version of one of these gentlemen, 1 of a man in a court wig - a lawyer perhaps? , 1 of a man in a Navy uniform, and 4 of children. There is the names Joyce and Sheila on the back of one.
The photographer was W H Warburton Douglas Isle of Man.

I am curious as to how they came to be in a shop on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

If anyone would like to see these photos please feel free to pm me
Mackay,Manson,Morrison - Tongue,Skerray,Farr
Morrison,Mackay,Falconer,MacAskill- Eddrachillis
Bain,Henderson,Levack,Gunn,Sinclair - Caithness
Hourston,Spence,Whitelaw,Banks,Brown,Wylie,Louttit,Drever - Orkney
and a few more - Revolta,Jobson,Spendlove

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 September 13 21:24 BST (UK) »
Arthur E Kitto is commemorated on the Braddan War Memorial, Isle of Man.
(Not sure which war - I'll pop round and take a look!)


EDIT: Light begins to dawn!
A burial in Braddan parish
13th June 1932
Joyce Christian Kitto
Aged 11 years
Abode Edinburgh
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 September 13 21:55 BST (UK) »
see www.manxnotebook.com/mquart/mq14184.htm for progenitor of Kitto's on IoM - some landed up in South Africa when Manx mines started to fail - www.manxnotebook.com/people/ww1938.htm might explain Edinburgh connection
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Re: Kitto
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 September 13 21:59 BST (UK) »
William Henry Kitto, Captain of Foxdale Mine, MHK, JP (1855-1930)
(MHK = Member of the House of Keys; Manx equivalent of an MP)

1891 census: Class:  RG12; Piece:  4682; Folio:  56; Page:  6
Foxdale House, Church Road, Foxdale, Patrick, Isle of Man

Kitto, William H  Head  M  35  Metaliferous Mining Engineer  b England
Kitto, Susan A  Wife  F  39  b England
Kitto, Laura I  Daughter  F  11  Scholar  b Patrick, IoM
Kitto, William F  Son  M  10  Scholar  b Patrick
Kitto, Charles E  Son  M  8  Scholar  b German, IoM
Kitto, Emily G  Daughter  F  6  Scholar  b German
Kitto, Arthur E  Son  M  4  Scholar  b Patrick
Kitto, Dora G  Daughter  F  1  b Patrick
+ 2 servants
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 01 September 13 22:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies - might delve a bit more in Edinburgh
Mackay,Manson,Morrison - Tongue,Skerray,Farr
Morrison,Mackay,Falconer,MacAskill- Eddrachillis
Bain,Henderson,Levack,Gunn,Sinclair - Caithness
Hourston,Spence,Whitelaw,Banks,Brown,Wylie,Louttit,Drever - Orkney
and a few more - Revolta,Jobson,Spendlove

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 14:30 BST (UK) »
Arthur E Kitto is commemorated on the Braddan War Memorial, Isle of Man.
(Not sure which war - I'll pop round and take a look!)

Hmmm! He's not mentioned on the War Memorial at Braddan Church?! :-\
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 14:34 BST (UK) »
he was decorated (and lived to move briefly to Edinburgh - see 2nd ref in my previous post) - some memorials mention all who served - most only those who died
any thing with a Manx Connection

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 17:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information.
Ideally I guess I would like to be able to return the photos to the family if possible - will hold on to them for now

Mackay,Manson,Morrison - Tongue,Skerray,Farr
Morrison,Mackay,Falconer,MacAskill- Eddrachillis
Bain,Henderson,Levack,Gunn,Sinclair - Caithness
Hourston,Spence,Whitelaw,Banks,Brown,Wylie,Louttit,Drever - Orkney
and a few more - Revolta,Jobson,Spendlove

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Re: Kitto
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 17:48 BST (UK) »
there are (or were only a few years ago) some members still on Island - try online Manx telephone directory
any thing with a Manx Connection