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Violet Penelope Hill Birch

Female abt 1879 - aft 1953  (~ 74 years)



  • Name Violet Penelope Hill Birch  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt Nov 1879  Leeds Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    • eldest daughter of Edmond Birch, b Dublin abt 1847, d Cheltenham 06 May 1921; and Mary Nelson Huntingdon Grenside Dobson, b Linthorpe abt 1857, d Bayswater 18 Aug 1939; marr reg Stockton 1Q1879; 4 ch. [4]
    Residence Apr 1881  Dromonby House, Kirkby-in-Cleveland Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • with mother Mary N H G Birch, 24 b Thorp; visiting grandparents Thomas H[ill] Dobson, 63 b Busby, gentleman farmer, & Penelope S[arah Clark], 60 b Stainton, Co Durham.
    Residence Apr 1891  Fernleigh, Frances Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • also resid: father Edmond Birch, 45 b Dublin, retired army officer; mother Mary N H G, 34 b Middlesboro; grandmother Penelope S Dobson, 71 b Stainton; siblings Cecil S, 9; Aline M, 8; Sydney E, 4; + governess + 1 serv.
    Residence Mar 1901  13 Adelaide Crescent, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • with parents, grandmother & sister Aline
    Marriage 20 Apr 1903  St Patrick, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4, 8
    Denton Scholes,   b. 20 Apr 1858, Meltham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1928, Princes Alice Hospital, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1911  Craigmoor, Branksome Wood Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence 1934  Aldowrie, 5 Branksome Wood Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Marriage abt 1935 - 1945  Kenya? Find all individuals with events at this location ; H C Ferguson  [10
    Residence abt 1946 - 1953  Navaisha, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 11, 12
    • Passenger on P&O "Orontes" dep Tilbury 06 Oct 1946: Violet Penelope Ferguson, A class, dest Mombasa, age 57, prev res England, fut res Kenya, UK addr Springfield, Lentham Rd, Sherborne.
    • Passenger on BISN "Madura" arr London 23 Jun 1952: emb Mombasa, 1st class, Violet Penelope Ferguson, age 63, farmer, res Kenya, UK addr Apple, Bon Accord Rd, Swanage.
    Death aft 1953  Kenya? Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Person ID I1076  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2014 

    Family Denton Scholes,   b. 20 Apr 1858, Meltham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1928, Princes Alice Hospital, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage 20 Apr 1903  St Patrick, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4, 8
    • On the 20th April, at St. Patrick's, Hove, Sussex, by the Rev. C. E. Storrs, D.D., Vicar of St. John's, Hove, assisted by the Rev. T. Rowland Hall, Denton Scholes, of Bushey, Herts, to Violet P. H. Birch, eldest daughter of Edmond Birch, of Adelaide Crescent, Hove, Sussex, and formerly of Oak Lawn, Eye, Suffolk. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • 3 other children:
      * Violet Aline Mary Denton Scholes ("Mary"), b reg Christchurch (Bournemouth) 1Q1906; d New Zealand abt 1988/1989; avid bridge player, president of the NZ Bridge Club for many years;
         - marr (1) reg Bournemouth 4Q1931 to Rev. John Northridge Lewis Bryan ("Teddy"), b Birkdale 1892, d Broughton, Hants, 29 Sep 1951;
            1 son Raymond Henry Denton Lewis Bryan ("Bru"), b Hong Kong 1932, d 1993; marr, 1 dau;
         - marr (2) New Zealand aft 1952 to Freddy Tims; resid Tauranga, NZ;
      * Alwyn Denton Scholes (m), b Bournemouth 16 Dec 1910, d abt 1992; marr, 3 dau;
      * Audrey L Denton Scholes (f), b Bournemouth 02 Apr 1914, d Denmark, WA, abt 2007; marr, ch. [8, 14]
    Children 
    +1. Raymond Denton Scholes,   b. 25 May 1908, Ravenswood, Surrey Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1993, Surrey S W Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 06 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F0322  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Nov 1879 - Leeds Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Dromonby House, Kirkby-in-Cleveland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Fernleigh, Frances Rd, Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 13 Adelaide Crescent, Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 20 Apr 1903 - St Patrick, Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 20 Apr 1903 - St Patrick, Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Craigmoor, Branksome Wood Rd, Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1934 - Aldowrie, 5 Branksome Wood Rd, Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - H C Ferguson - abt 1935 - 1945 - Kenya? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1946 - 1953 - Navaisha, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - aft 1953 - Kenya? Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Leeds, 4Q1879.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Steyning, 2Q1903.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 30 b Leeds

    4. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 23 Apr 1903.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 1 b Leeds

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 11 b Leeds

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 21 b Leeds

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 8 yrs

    9. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    10. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 30 Jun 1951.
      son Ray

    11. [S12] Passenger Lists, Orontes, 06 Oct 1946.

    12. [S12] Passenger Lists, Madura, 23 Jun 1952.

    13. [S09] Estimate.

    14. [S03] Family Members, CMLB.