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Postby rusalka » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:20 pm

Hi can anyone date this photo for me please ?
We believe it is our Great Great Grandfather Thomas Elliott ( 1837-1925 )joiner turned Veterinary surgeon ( Dovecote St. Stockton on Tees ). He studied at the Royal Vet. School in Edinburgh and was an example of a mature student changing his trade - apparently according to some modern vets it was common for a joiner in Victorian times to become a vet.

Interesting on his second marriage he signs his name as Thomas Gilbert ( not Elliott ) can someone shed some light on this ( he was baptised Elliott and all census' he is Elliott and marriages he is Elliott but as said only second marriage signed as Gilbert but only signature bit )
Was this a name he took a fancy too ? His grandson Robert Gilbert Elliott died as a baby in 1896 Midlesbrough & his other surviving grandson Thomas Conyers Elliott was almost called Gilbert ( crossed out on Birth certificate ) - could this name have been what he took in tribute ?

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