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Family Group Sheet : Walter Henry Ogston / Josephine Elizabeth Carter (F1538)

m. 16 Dec 1909

  • Father | Male
    Walter Henry Ogston

    Birth  29 Nov 1873  Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  23 Jul 1957  The Foundry, Church Hanborough Find all individuals with events at this location
    Marriage  16 Dec 1909  Chelsea  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mother | Female
    Josephine Elizabeth Carter

    Birth  abt 1886  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  abt Nov 1962  Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 1 | Female

    Spouse  John Desmond Oldham | F1496 

  • Notes 
    • 6 children, including:
      - Alexander George ("Sandy"), b Bombay 30 Jan 1911, educ Eton & Balliol, Oxford lecturer & distinguished biochemist, President Trinity College 1970-1978, d. 29 Jun 1996;
      - Flora Jane (married to John St.L. Philpot), trained in biochemistry at Cambridge and became a professional biochemist;
      - Walter Mactavish, an engineer, obtained first class honours at Oxford;
      - Josephine Alice Coreen (married to M. Weatherall), was Reader in Pharmacology at the London Hospital.
    • From about 1893 to 1913, my grandfather, Walter Henry Ogston worked in the shipping office of a company in Bombay. In 1908 he went on leave and met and got engaged to Josephine Elizabeth Carter. He then returned to Bombay and returned the following year to get married in Aberdeen. I am in the process of editing three sets of letters. The first is from Walter to Josephine during the year he was in India preparing for her arrival, the second is from Josephine to him that year and the last is from Josephine to her mother after she arrived as a young bride in Bombay. I am in fact starting with this third set. I want to edit and publish the letters for other members of the family. Andy Philpot, Hamilton ON. [RootsWeb posting 23 May 2004]

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Chelsea, 4Q1909.

    2. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Simpsons of Newmachar.
      website accessed 05 Jan 2012