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John Theodore Ford

Male abt 1882 - 1948  (~ 65 years)



  • Name John Theodore Ford  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth abt May 1882  Portsea Island Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Military Service abt 1915 - 1918  Hampshire Regiment  [3
    • war service with Hampshire Regt from 26 May 1915; Captain then Major; awarded OBE; address Oct 1923: Broadwalk Hotel, De Vere Gardens, Kensington. [Medal Index Cards]
    Residence - 1915  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • passengers on "Yasaka Maru" arr London 03 Jan 1915: John Theodore Ford, 33, Captain (R); Ethel Mary St Clair Ford, wife of above, 28; Margaret St Clair Ford, daughter, 4; 1st class, emb Shanghai, former resid China, on military service, permanent residence unknown, travel as passengers only to England.
    Post/Rank/Title 1918  Major  [3, 6
    Decoration bef 1923  OBE  [3, 6
    Marriage Nov 1938  Hong Kong Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 7
    Sylvia May Tatham,   b. 17 May 1910, London? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 2003, St Wilfrid's Convent, 29 Tite St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 1939  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location ; Treasurer, Shanghai Municipal Council  [4
    • passengers on "Empress of Russia" arr Vancouver 10 Jul 1927: John Theodore Ford, 46 b Portsmouth, Treasurer Shanghai Municipal Council; Ethel Mary Ford, wife, 42 born Jhansi, India, Irish; Margaret St C Ford, daughter, 17 b Shanghai; James Robert [Richard] Ford, son, 11 b S Oldfield [Sutton Coldfield]; emb Shanghai, destination c/o Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, London.
    • passengers on "Empress of Canada" arr Vancouver 11 Jun 1939: John T Ford, 57 b Portsmouth, Treasurer; Sylvia M Ford, 28 b London, housewife; emb Shanghai, dest USA on temporary visa, last resid Shanghai.
    Residence 1948  125 Swan Court, Chelsea Manor St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Death 19 Feb 1948  Tamboerskloof Nursing Home, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 8
    • At Cape Town 19 Feb 1948, John Theodore Ford OBE, late Major Hampshire Regt, of 125 Swann Court, Chelsea, husband of Sylvia, father of Denč Strong & of late Major R J St. Clair Ford. R.W.F. [The Times, 23 Feb 1948]
    Probate 24 Jul 1948  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £14,008 3s. 8d.  [8
    • Ford John Theodore of Roslin Hotel New Church-street Cape Town South Africa died 19 February 1948 at Tamboerskloof Nursing Home Cape Town Administration (with Will) (limited) London 24 July to Thomas Evander Evans solicitor attorney of Sylvia May Ford widow. Effects £14008 3s. 8d. in England. Resealed Victoria Hong Kong 1 February 1949. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • previously married in 1908 to Ethel Mary St Clair Davis (±1882-1937); 2 children.
    Person ID I5193  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 03 Jul 2013 

    Family Sylvia May Tatham,   b. 17 May 1910, London? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 2003, St Wilfrid's Convent, 29 Tite St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Engagement 29 Sep 1938    [5
    • The marriage between Major John Theodore Ford, OBE, and Miss Sylvia May Tatham will take place quietly at Hong-Kong early in November. [The Times]
    Marriage Nov 1938  Hong Kong Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 7
    Last Modified 03 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F1872  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt May 1882 - Portsea Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1915 - Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - Nov 1938 - Hong Kong Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Nov 1938 - Hong Kong Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Treasurer, Shanghai Municipal Council - - 1939 - Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1948 - 125 Swan Court, Chelsea Manor St, Chelsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 19 Feb 1948 - Tamboerskloof Nursing Home, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £14,008 3s. 8d. - 24 Jul 1948 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Portsea Island, 2Q1882.

    2. [S12] Passenger Lists, Yasaka Maru, 03 Jan 1915.

    3. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    4. [S12] Passenger Lists, Empress of Russia, 10 Jul 1927.

    5. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 29 Sep 1938.

    6. [S05] The Times, death notice, 23 Feb 1948.

    7. [S03] Family Members, KS.

    8. [S14] National Probate Calendar.