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May Bush, Alresford

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Alresford circa 1918 family group

A family group - circa 1918 *

John LEE's daughter Martha married Edward GORHAM in 1848 at Alresford, and their  son Henry Edward is the chap  on the photograph.

A few years ago I had correspondence with a Mr. Stanley RICE ( now deceased) whose father & grandfather & gt grandfather were on the picture. He  very kindly sent me the copy. He told me that his father ( a young boy at the time) remembers his own father telling him that a Mr.GORHAM had come a long way from Hull to visit. That was my gt grandfather (Henry Edward GORHAM) who had moved from Essex to Hull a number of years earlier. I don't know why he was in Essex at that particular time, perhaps a family  funeral, although I don't know of any event around that year ( circa 1918).

I can identify some of them  :.William J.RICE - back row 2nd from left, Arthur J.RICE- middle row, with full beard, seated in front of his son (noted above) ; Henry Edward GORHAM- middle row, goatee beard, seated next to a lady with small girl on her knee.(Henry Edward is Arthur J.Rice's brother in law who was married to Lydia GORHAM); Robert J.RICE -Front row, (a young boy wearing a sort of Eton collar)  seated directly in front of Arthur J.RICE *

If you can identify any others in the photograph, Margaret would love to hear from you.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1848/John Lee/Beerhouse Keeper/../../White's

1851/John Lee/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office
1851/John Lee/Agricultural Labourer & Beerhouse Keeper/67/Great Tey, Essex/Census*
1851/Martha Lee/Wife/66/Alresford, Essex/Census*
1851/Daniel Lee/Son, Agricultural Labourer/28/Alresford, Essex/Census*
1851/Ellen Lee/Niece/14/Brightlingsea, Essex/Census*
1851/Mary A. Lee/Niece/16/Elmstead, Essex/Census*


Note: Premises only named on the census

* Provided by Margaret Taylor

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