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Offline LeoHB

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"Colabra" Leominster
« on: Sunday 23 August 15 23:44 BST (UK) »
Looking through some old family albums with my husband’s cousin we came across this photo captioned “Colabra”  Leominster. Their grandmother was from Leominster but we don’t think this was her home.  Can anyone in the area recognize this house?  Is it still there and/or know where it is/was?  Judging by the other photos in the album it probably dates from the period 1890-1920.

Many thanks.


Names:Roffe, Carrey, Carey, Carver, Fotheringham, Ratcliffe, Battley, Batley, Bartlett, Dommett
Areas:Co Durham, Sussex, Suffolk, Northumberland, Somerset, Hampshire, Dorset

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 August 15 04:27 BST (UK) »
Hi I think the house  possibly was  COLABA, in 1901 their is Colaba Lodge with this household:-

Alfred Weaver 46 occ Boot & Shoe Dealer (Shop Keeper) b Leominster ( he is still there in 1911)
Annie C ( could be Susannah Ann) 46 b Worcestershire
Florence L Weyman 25 occ House Keeper b Herefordshire
Charles Symonds 17 occ Groom b Herefordshire
Leah Symonds 15 occ General Servant b Herefordshire
Census Ref RG13/2494/24/5

In 1891, Colaba Lodge was occupied by:-

Edward Below 45 occ Ironmonger & Farmer b Leominster
Helena 45 b Oxford
Plus 2 Servants
Census Ref RG12/2073/27/5
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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 August 15 07:17 BST (UK) »
I believe it's still there in Hamnish/Hennor area just to the east of Leominster.

It seems they breed long horn cattle there.
Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 August 15 12:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks to you both and you are quite right it is Colaba-I misread the handwriting although it is one of the clearer captions-some others are virtually indecipherable!  I'll look into both and see if I can discover what the connection was and let you know my findings.

Rootschat never fails!

Thank you once again.

LeoHB
Names:Roffe, Carrey, Carey, Carver, Fotheringham, Ratcliffe, Battley, Batley, Bartlett, Dommett
Areas:Co Durham, Sussex, Suffolk, Northumberland, Somerset, Hampshire, Dorset

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 August 15 23:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks keyboard86 for the census information. The Weavers were obviously family friends as Granny married in Leominster in 1914 and we have the newspaper report of the wedding listing the guests who attended plus the names of those who gave gifts.  Mr & Mrs Alfred Weaver gave a “Brass crab fish inkstand”. (!)  The album was compiled by the mother of the groom so perhaps she was entertained by the Weavers or they may even have put her up while she was attending the wedding?  However the Weavers were not listed among the guests who attended the reception.

And you are right mirl the house is still there and I’ve managed to establish its location.  Thank you.

Don’t think I’m going to get much further than this at the moment but brilliant result in such a short space of time.

Cheers.

LeoHB
Names:Roffe, Carrey, Carey, Carver, Fotheringham, Ratcliffe, Battley, Batley, Bartlett, Dommett
Areas:Co Durham, Sussex, Suffolk, Northumberland, Somerset, Hampshire, Dorset

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 April 19 13:34 BST (UK) »
In 1840 in the Hereford Journal 'NEWS. MARRIAGES. On Saturday the 28th ult. at Eye, in this county, by the Re\. Aaron Thomas, M.A. Sarah, only daughter William Kinnersley, Esq. of Leominster, and niece of Miss Kinnersley, of Colaba Lodge, Leominster, and of the late Major General Kinnersley...' my ancestors are the Kinnersleys

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 January 20 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Alfred Weaver and Susannah Anne Langford were married at St Paul Hammersmith 12 Oct 1881. They were living at Colaba Lodge in 1901 and 1911 censuses and were still there until Alfred died 1927. Alfred was a bootmaker and dealer. Susannah's grandfather was an iron founder at Coalbrookdale from 1817 or ealier. She was apparently also known as Ann.

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Re: "Colabra" Leominster
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 January 20 17:30 GMT (UK) »
I see that Susannah was still at Colaba Lodge when she died in 1933