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Date of photo and age of Waterhouse woman
« on: Friday 14 August 15 20:07 BST (UK) »
Can anyone give me an approx date for this photo, and also guess at the age of the woman?

It will help me sort out who she is.

Thanks :)

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Re: Date of photo and age of woman
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 August 15 21:28 BST (UK) »
She could have been born before 1800.
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Re: Date of photo and age of woman
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 August 15 21:52 BST (UK) »
Born before 1800?  -- that puts her a generation earlier than who i thought she might be

So, is she more likely to have been
Mary born 1815, died 1904
Sarah born 1789, died 1863
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Re: Date of photo and age of woman
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 15 August 15 02:31 BST (UK) »
Born before 1800?  -- that puts her a generation earlier than who i thought she might be

So, is she more likely to have been
Mary born 1815, died 1904
Sarah born 1789, died 1863
Hard to know whether she's Mary or Sarah as you don't tell us when the photo was taken.

From her wrinkled hands I'd say she's at least late 70s if not into her 80s.

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Re: Date of photo and age of woman
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 15 August 15 08:53 BST (UK) »

Hard to know whether she's Mary or Sarah as you don't tell us when the photo was taken.


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Thats because I don't know when it was taken -- i was hoping someone might be able to give an approx date from the clothes she's wearing etc to give me more of a clue of who she might be

It was in with lots of other family photos when we cleared my MIL's house a few years back. We are fairly certain of the identification of most of them, but this one is a puzzle
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Re: Date of photo and age of Waterhouse woman
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 15 August 15 10:23 BST (UK) »
Hopefully Jim or China will be around soon to give you a thought about date.  I've packed my dating books . . .but it is after the days of huge crinolines I think.  So after 1860s - I think!   :-\   

I do love photos of older people - such interesting faces.
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Re: Date of photo and age of Waterhouse woman
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 15 August 15 13:17 BST (UK) »
I note the surname Waterhouse.
any connection with the Waterhouse racing fraternity out in Australia?

One of my Blue family is reputed to have married a Waterhouse but I don't know any details.

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Re: Date of photo and age of Waterhouse woman
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 15 August 15 13:33 BST (UK) »
I note the surname Waterhouse.
any connection with the Waterhouse racing fraternity out in Australia?

Dawn M

Sorry, no.
My husband's Waterhouse family are all from the Hayfield / Chinley area of Derbyshire.
Of course some distant connection may have emigrated to Australia but I am not aware of any.
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Re: Date of photo and age of Waterhouse woman
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 June 19 14:12 BST (UK) »
Bumping this back up to have another go at getting a date for the photo
Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all