Moderator Control Panel ]

CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

A problem shared is a problem halved. Post your brick walls here and see whether you can offer advice to others

CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby KatherineL » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:42 pm

Good afternoon all

This is the story of mystery and intrigue - another one!
Please help find Claude Henry Uhthoff born 1897 in the 1901 census or could have been sent abroad to live on the continent or to America

Horace Thrasher (later known as Horace Courtenay) was baptised with his cousin Violet Jezard in 1896 while living at 133 Finborough Road with their grandmother Priscilla Thrasher (maiden name Pope) but now known as Priscilla Jezard.

Both Horace and Violet have false parents on their birth certificates and baptisms and are baptised outside of their parish.

Priscilla bought 133 Finborough Road in 1895 at auction and is renting apartments as Mrs May Jezard.

I wanted to try and find further Thrasher/Jezard/Courtenay children living in Finborough Road where Violet had been born or Archel Road where Horace had been born.

Instead I found another baby Claude Henry Uhthoff who had been born at 150 Finborough Road and baptised at the same church as Horace and Violet when living at 133 Finborough Road.

Violet is born in 1890 but not found in the 1891 census, she is at a boarding school with Horace in the 1901 census and then disappears.

Horace's father according to family rumour was an 'illustrious member of the aristocracy, a person of considerable note' and he is found age 7 in the 1901 census with Violet at the girls boarding school - he hated it there!

Claude Henry Uhthoff is born in 1897
Father Enrique Anthony Uhthoff is born in 1875
Mother Annie Louisa Brooks is born abt 1880
Step-father Arthur Henry Parnell is born in 1876

Great-grandfather Henry Roman Uhthoff dies in 1884 leaving a fortune of £166,665 to his son Ludolfe Enrique Uhthoff
http://www.in2013dollars.com/1884-GB...?amount=116665
That is £13 million pounds in today's money

1891 census Ludolfe Enrique is a wealthy foreign merchant from Mexico, a Spanish subject and his son Enrique Anthony Uhthoff is living with the family

1891 census Annie is living at home with her parents Edwin and Jane

1891 Arthur is at home with his parents, his father Henry is a corn merchant and miller

1897 Claude Henry Uhthoff is born to Enrique Anthony Uhthoff a merchants clerk and to Annie Louisa Uhthoff formerly Brooks
THERE IS NO MARRIAGE
BORN AT 150 FINBOROUGH ROAD

1897 baptism Claude Henry Uhthoff to unmarried parents Enrique Uhthoff and Annie Uhthoff, Henry is a family name
LIVING AT 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD, APARTMENTS OF MRS MAY JEZARD AND HER MANY OTHER NAMES BESIDES

1901 census Enrique is nowhere to be found but travels to and from the US frequently, could also be on the continent or America with Claude

1901 census Annie is living in residential chambers with other servants before her marriage to Arthur

1901 census Arthur is nowhere to be found but travels to and from the US frequently

1901 census Claude is not living with Annie's parents Edwin and Jane or living with the grandfather Ludolfe or father Enrique or other Uhthoff family in ENGLAND

1901 Annie Louisa Brooks marries Arthur Henry Parnell

1903 grandfather Ludolfe dies and leaves his estate of £14,841 to son Enrique, Ludolfe died in Switzerland
DID THE FAMILY TAKE CLAUDE ABROAD TO THE CONTINENT
http://www.in2013dollars.com/1903-GB...7?amount=14841
That is £1.7 million pounds in today's money

1905 US census Claude is found in St Joseph's School, New Jersey

Annie Louisa Parnell and Claude Henry Parnell regularly travel between England and the US to meet Mr Parnell

1906 Enrique marries Kathleen Collinson

1910 US census Arthur, Annie and Claude are together and Arthur declares that he and Annie have been married for 14 years when they have actually been married for 9 years to protect his wife and step-son from any shame, they have a Japanese servant

Enrique regularly travels from England to the US as he is a foreign merchant but could also be seeing his son

1914 Annie sadly dies and Arthur does not remarry

1923 Claude marries Hilda Mary Chare and Claude states his father is Arthur, the kind man who married his mother and not Enrique, does he know who his birth father is

1939 census Enrique is a retired bank manager living in Surrey, his wife has a lady's companion

1939 census Claude is a press photographer and living in Surrey, did he know about his birth father Enrique, did they meet in Surrey

1948 Enrique dies leaving his estate of £3,275 to his widow Kathleen
http://www.in2013dollars.com/1903-GB...48?amount=3275
That's almost £11,000 in today's money

So 133 Finborough Road is a hot bed of intrigue!

Violet born 1890 does not appear in the 1891 census
Horace born 1893 changes his name by 1901 census
Claude born 1897 does not appear in the 1901 census
All live at 133 Finborough Road
All were baptised at the same church
Violet's father we have absolutely no idea, an aristocrat, met through the theatre?
Horace's father is rumoured to be of the aristocracy, met through the theatre, we'll just never know
Claude's father Enrique came from a wealthy family

I seem to remember reading an article about children being baptised to parents who were pretending to be married and being paid to keep quiet in the Kensington area in late Victorian times but alas can't find again, read a long, long time ago, just as starting this research and didn't realise the significance then.

It's been a fascinating journey, thanks Violet, Horace and Claude.

Thanks Who Do You Think You Are Forum too for all your help and interest!
KatherineL
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Re: CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby MoVidger » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:33 pm

Question for clarity: Claude has yet to be found in the 1901 census, but can be found in various UK/US records from 1903 onwards with his step-father's surname of Parnell/Parnall, correct?
MoVidger
 
Posts: 736
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:14 pm

Re: CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby KatherineL » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 pm

Hello there, thanks for your help.

Yes, that is correct, I've searched for Claude Henry as Uhthoff, Parnell and Brookes in the 1901 census.
KatherineL
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Re: CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby KatherineL » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:41 pm

This is how Henry Roman Uhthoff made his £116,655 fortune / £13 million today that he left to his son Ludolfe Enrique Uhthoff

Morning Advertiser Saturday 27 April 1872
Director of The Brazilian Coffee Estates Company Limited, Henry Roman Uhthoff, 12 Leadenhall Street
This company is setup for the purpose of purchasing and working coffee and cotton estates in Brazil and for the introduction of 10,000 European emigrants into that Empire, in view of the abolition of slave labour throughout the Empire.

So would these 10,000 European emigrants be from the poor lower classses desperate for a new life and being used by their middle class/upper class masters to make their fortunes off the backs of poorly paid employees.

Morning Post Monday 22 December 1879
Director of The International Bank Of London Limited, Henry Roman Uhthoff, 147 Leadenhall Street
This company is established to carry on the business of the International Bank Of Hamburg & London (Limited) which was incorporated in March 1872 with the object of taking over the business of the London agency of the International Bank Of Hamburg.
KatherineL
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Re: CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby KatherineL » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Did step-father Arthur Henry Parnall die in 1911 in Manhattan, New York?

When Claude Henry Parnall/Uhthoff marries in 1923 he says his father Arthur Henry Parnall is deceased.
KatherineL
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Re: CLAUDE HENRY UHTHOFF, 133 FINBOROUGH ROAD

Postby MoVidger » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:10 pm

New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948
Name: Arthur H Parnall
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1877
Death Date: 6 Apr 1911
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Certificate Number: 11849
MoVidger
 
Posts: 736
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:14 pm


Return to General research queries


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests