Lohmann Family Tree

Created < 12/08/09, Changed; 30/09/2017, 22/07/2018
Information handed down some remembered by my mum but other information from;
    • Joan Hawkins (Lohmann) gave me a lot of information between; 2001 - 2008.
    • Tony Hartman - asked me about butterfly collections in particularly A.G.Peyton, Ramsgate who is mentioned in a 19th Century book 'The Butterflies and moths of Kent by Michael Chalmers-Hunt who died in 2005.
    • Caroline Hancock (Lohmann); 2003. She may be a closer relative to George Lohmann the cricketer but for she that there is no male line on her side of the family.
    • Andrew Preece - 2003.
    • George Lohmann: The beau ideal, Paperback – January 1, 1991 by Ric Sissons (Author), ISBN-10: 0949138541, ISBN-13: 978-0949138545.
    • Jean Lohmann (My mum) remembered what my Grand parents had told me.

    Lohmann family came from Germany;

    Joan Hawkins (Lohmann) tells me: The Lohmann family came to England in 1714. From history books there was no heir to the English throne and so the Elektor of Hanover (i.e. George Ludwig of Brunswick-Luneburg) was offered the crown in 1714, becoming George I. A large retinue of courtiers and “hangers-on” came to England with him, including the composer Handel and the Lohmann family who settled mainly in London and the Home Counties.

    Links to House of Hanover:-

    http://www.great-britain.co.uk/history/to1914.htm
    http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Rulers/hanover.html http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0822647.html

    Link to family tree with ref to Joshua Lohmann
     
                                                Circa 1714 LOHMANN Arrived from Germany
                                                * Wilhelm Hermann
                                                from Hanover
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          ______________________________________|________________________________________
         |                    |                   |                    |                 |  
         * Others?            * Johann            * Hermann            * Sophia          * George
                      
                                (from Hanover)
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                                                  * Cedric
                                                 
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                                                  * Johann Gottfried Deitrich (Christian? WRONG ancestor?)
                                                 
                                                  (Elizabeth Berkeley) < (or Alicia POSSIBLY an earlier generation than this?
                                                  (possibly linked to Duke of Beaufort’s family)
                                                  m. 1822 Elizabeth Cundall - wrong ancestor?
                                                  |
             _____________________________________|____________________________________________________________________________
            |                          |                              |                      |                                 |
             * Matilda                 * John Berkeley Hermann        * Emily                * George Stewart Cundall         * Catherine
             1826-1890                 1831-1904                       1832-?                 1834-1919                        1837-?
            |                          (Mary Susannah Hattersley      |                      ([Pattle] Francis Watling         |
            ?                          1837-1907)                     ?                      1830 - 1887                     ?
                                       {Lived in Hastings}                                   |
                                       |                                                     |
                                       |           __________________________________________|__________________________________________________
                                       |          |                   |                  |                  |                 |                 |
                                       |          * Stewart #         * George        * Joshua #         * Julia           * Octavius        * Augusta
                                       |           Berkeley            Alfred              Stuart            1867-?            1868-68           1870-?
                                       |           1864-1931           1865-1901           1875-?
                                       |                               {cricketer}       |
                                       |                                                 |
                                       |                                                 |_________________________________________________________________
                                       |                                                                                                                   |                  
           ____________________________|_______________________________________________________________________________________                            No. of generations unknown
          |                            |                  |                |                  |                |               |                           |
         
    * Berkeley                   * William          * Alice          * Florence         * Alfred         * Ronald        * Constance                * Ginny
    Loman +
          1867-1922                     1865-29            1867-?           1863-36            1873-35          1875-?          1875-1962 m 1899            Andrew Preece
          (Mary Maria                                                                                          {Emma Church     (Gordon Mavor              (Note; + surname was
         
    Greenfield) Surname could be Greenwood?                                                              1870-1942)       1868-1941)                 intentionally anglicised         [Gangan] 1870-1943) {m. registered June 1889 not 1888 as Joan was told}                   {slightly earlier date for Ronald                       possibly around WW1)
          {Inherited The Marquis of Grandby pub, New Cross, London – sold it & leased it back}      suggested in C. Lohmann's email}
          {Berkeley was born in Brixton Census 1911, occupation private means}                                 |
          |                                                                                          __________|___________________
         
      Gangan may have had a relative
    Fredrick Greenfield?                                      |                              |
          |                                                                                        
    * Twin                         * Ronald Gordon Lohmann
          |                                                                                         1900-1900                      1900 - 1969 {London}
          |                                                                                         {
    Died within                   (Dorathea Carmen Cox
          |                                                                                          hours or days}                 1904 - 1969)
          |                                                                                                                     m. 1926
    {Beatrice my granny signed the certificate.
          |                                                                                                                        Slightly later dates suggested by Carol Handcock
          |                                                                                                                        in her email. She said
    Ronald was born within the
          |                                                                                                                        sound of 'Bow Bells, London}               |
          |                                                                                                                                                                   |  
          |                                                                                                                                                                   |
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       |                                                               |                               |                            |                     |                |    
       *Berkeley Hermann                         * Marion                 *Harold                         * Mabel                     * Florence            * Still Born    |
       May 1889, register June 1889-1953          [May]                    1892 - 1978                     [Monday]                     1898-1981             no details      |
       (Edith Mary Coleman                       1891-1976               (Beatrice Mary Fagg             (stillborn)                   [Riggles]                             |
       1884-1974)                                (Joe Striem)#            1894 - 1985)                    1893-1893                     (Author                               |
       m. 25 October 1914                                                 m. 1921 Midlesex                                              Peyton)                               |
       |                                                                  "nr-do-well" brother                                                                                |
       |                                                                  |                                                                                                   |
       |                                                                  |                                                                                                   |
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       |                                    ______________________________|_____________                                                                  ____________________|
       |                                   |                                            |                                                                |
       *Joan                               * John Harold                               * Joyce                                                          * Peter Ronald Lohmann
       1922-2008                            1929-2002                                    1924 -                                                           1926-1972 {London}
       (Fred Hawkins                        (Jean Helen                                 (Harry Humphrey)                                                 (Betty Brown
       {married 1947})                      Parken)                                     |                                                                1923 - )
       |                                   |                                                                                                          |
       |                               ____|_______________                        _____|______________________________________________                  |
       |                              |                    |                       |               |              |                    |                 |
       * Keith Preston                * Andrew Harold     * Avril Imogen          * Katrina       * Steven       * Natasha           * Gwin            * Caroline Lohmann
        1947 <                         1958 #                1964                  |               19xx-died?      1958 – 2004         |                  1962 -
        {By Hermon Spiller Quick}                           (Simon Edwards) #      |               |              (David Handley)      |                 (David Handcock)
        (Angelika)                                           1960-2018             |               |              |                    |                  m.
       |                                                                           |               |              |                    |                 |
       |                                                                           |             __|             _|___________        _|______         __|__________
       |________________________________                                           |            |               |             |      |        |       |             |
       |                |               |                                          * Damien     * ? children    * Rachel      * ?    * Son   * Son    * Daughter    * Daughter
       * Lukas          * Claire        * Alice
       1985 -           1988 -          [Lilly]
                                        1990 -
     
            KEY:
                * Generation 
                # no sons 
                () spouse
                M. date of marriage
                [] nickname
                {} other information
                < illegitimate
                ? Guess
                ~ Approximate
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    I believe my great grandfather, Berkeley, inherited the Marquis of Grandby which is in New Cross, London, sold the pub and leased it back. He never needed to work liked drink, had a good singing voice recited Shakespeare, and he had a temper. My father thought Berkeley was bad and got that impression from his father Harold – My father, as a young man, used his Grandfathers pocket watch in a Ouija board experiment that frightened some of his mates. It was said by dad that Berkeley did not leave any money (this not quite true either) spending it on drink buying everyone drink when he went in to a pub (exaggerated or not true according Joan). Actually his wife Gangan passed on four houses. My Great grandfather died of throat cancer – not drink. I have the two paintings of fishing smacks near Ramsgate harbour, that he painted. There are of stormy weather and the other of fine weather. My Great Grandfather knew about and appreciating fresh fish a trait passed down – the eyes should look hard like marbles if it fresh and good quality.


    I have been given another possible link this is to Ronald Lohmann but the birth date does not coincide born 1875 coincides with another Ronald married to the Church family. My granny Beatrice is the possible link as her name appears as a witness at the more recent Ronald's wedding. This link is either to a younger brother of John Berkeley Hermann Lohmann or a quite remote link. The writer of the email to me does know of the Marquis of Grandby and the Cricketer and does have another or the same Lohmann ancestor who never needed to work and had a mistress. Carol Handcock, who emailed and told me some of this, said something to suggests Berkeley did not have to work had a twice a year income.

                   
     
    Ramsgate Harbour in calm weather           Ramsgate Harbour in stormy weather. 

    Marquis of Grandby - Lewisham, London.

    Joan Hawkins tells me; she did not know who actually owned the freehold of the Marquis of Grandby, but my great-grandfather held the lease for many years but forgot (or somehow neglected) to renew it somewhere around the years 1910-1912. The loss of the income from this large Inn then caused him some financial hardship which, in turn, meant that her father and my grand father Harold had to study to earn their own living.

    Mum told me in June 2014 that the pub was lost in a gambling debt by my great grandfather. I had not heard this before but it fit's ever so well with what is said of the families nature the good wealth recorded in the probate for that ancestor. I suspect but I don't know that if other relatives were still alive they would not confirm this being another of those bits of family Hypocrisy and therefore a lost detail.

    Berkeley and Gangan;

    Mum (maiden name Jean Helen Parken) tells me that Berkeley and Gangan had six children but two died young. She recalls being told this when she told Harold my grandfather that she was one of eight, with no childhood deaths.

    Berkeley was born 16 May 1889 as Joan was told and she says is documented. The marriage was one month latter in June 1889 apparently at the same time as the wedding was registered Joan points out. However, Joan said, Gangan always said that she eloped in 1888 at the age of 18 and married my grandfather Berkeley in July 1888.  She used to say that my father was conceived as a "honeymoon baby" .    

    Joan said if correct that the marriage date was 1889 not 1888 as she was told. "I shall be HIGHLY AMUSED if my father was actually born out of wedlock because he always adopted the "High-Moral-Ground" stance - (you know, "holier-than-thou" !) - and I remember vividly that when I "went astray" at 19 by falling in love with the wrong man my father accused my mother of passing on "immoral genes" to me !!!   He actually told her there was NEVER any scandal in the Lohmann family and that all the Lohmanns had always been "Beyond Reproach" in every way." Subsequently I have found a marriage that fits the alleged date a place of April-May-June 1889 in Croydon, Surrey but no similar marriage in Croydon 1888.

    Gangang Greenfield - I am told the surname name was Greenwood in email from a reader of this website but that may be a different family line. This line gave my grandfather three more siblings; Ethel (1893-1938), Winifred (1899-?), Frederick(1896-?)  which Joan was certain is not correct. There is also a marriage certificate for Berkeley and Mary but Mary's surname is given as Greenwood and her age is given as 22 and her father a Mariner so conveniently away at sea either a combination of lies and mistakes in order to get married legally or is the wrong certificate? This certificate, which I have a picture of, is on Ancestry in 2014 but a record of the correct surname name similar date does not exist.

    Four houses

    Joan Hawkins tells me; My great grandmother Mary Greenfeild eloped with your great-grandfather (Berkeley) in 1888. She was then 18 and he was 21. Joan says, I believed they lived in Croydon for a while which is where my father was born in 1889. They then moved to Ramsgate to “Rotherwood” in Southwood Road where they built 5 houses in the extensive garden, including  “Napleton Villa” where I & my parents lived and “Holly Bank” where your great-aunt  Florence (Riggles) lived with her husband Arthur Peyton.

    Joan gives me more detail of what my great-grandfather Berkeley bequeathed:- he left the houses which he’d built in Southwood Road & Napleton Road, Ramsgate; and after his death Gangan lived off the rents from three of these. One (Napleton Villa, 38 Southwood Road) was rented by her father Berkeley; Auntie May rented Dalkeith, 44 Southwood Road until she & her husband Joe moved to Hove; and when Auntie Riggles married Arthur Peyton they rented Hollybank, Napleton Road. There was also the thousands proceeds from the sale of the other 2 houses, but Gangan “blew” most (but not all) of this money when she & Riggles went to Monte Carlo in the mid-1920s, gambling in the casinos in the vain hope of making a fortune. Arthur Peyton, who was then courting Riggles, went out there to France to bring Riggles back because he thought Gangan was planning to marry her off to some “gigolo”!! A year or so later Arthur & Riggles were married in Ramsgate. (For some reason unknown to me, I wasn’t allowed to be a bridesmaid.) With her remaining money, your grandfather Harold tried to persuade Gangan to buy TWO houses in Sevenoaks; but she would only buy one because she said that by owning only 4 houses it would mean that each of her 4 children would fairly inherit ONE house when she died. And so it came about.

    Joan's son Keith finds Joan

    Joan Hawkins’ son Keith with his wife Angelika searched through the telephone directories to find a “Lohmann”, they found a female doctor living in London who is a distant relative. When I travelled the world in 1982 Joan told me; she found a Lohmann who owned a big hotel near Lake Taupo in the Tongariro National Park (North Island). Unfortunately, at the time I stayed in this hotel he was away on business so I could not ascertain to which branch of the family he belonged. However, I’m sure he must have been related to us because the Lohmanns were nearly all inn-keepers (at least, they were in the 18th and 19th centuries).
     
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    Duke of Beaufort’s family

    Joan Hawkins tells me: Some way back in our ancestry, one of our male Lohmanns married a daughter of the Berkeley family (i.e. the Duke of Beaufort’s family who own Badminton), which is why many of the Lohmanns after that were called “Berkeley”. The John Berkeley Hermann Lohmann whom you mention would have been either the father or the uncle of your great-grandfather. Sorry I don’t know which! My father was always reluctant to talk about his ancestry. He was an INVERTED snob, i.e. he disliked being associated with any of the “A/B” class and was much more of a socialist than your father ever was. In fact, he was really a communist (which is why he was never promoted to the post of headmaster !!!) I often tried to drag items of information from him but after a couple of minutes he would stop talking and brush me aside.

    Joan’s mother told her quite a lot about the Lohmanns, and she also got more information from Auntie May who was quite keen on the family history. ‘Gangan’ also told me a few things, but she was disinclined to say too much because she knew that my father would be angry if he found out she’d been telling me Family History which he (being anti-capitalist) didn’t want me to know.  For instance, you ask about Alicia Berkeley. According to both Gangan & Auntie May, we are descended “on the wrong side of the blanket” from one of the Dukes of Beaufort who had an affair with his own cousin. A  daughter was born from this liaison, taking her mother’s surname of  Berkeley.   (Gangan said her name was Alicia, but Auntie May thought it was Elizabeth.   I really don’t know which is right.) This girl, they said, married one of our ancestors, presumably either John Gottfried Dietrich or his son; since then, the eldest male son of that branch was called Berkeley, either as a first or a second name. I do notice that this name is confirmed by the Family Tree.   If there really was “in-breeding” between the Duke & his cousin, it might account for the rather unnatural “Tempers and Rages” displayed by SOME of the later Lohmanns, including Gangan’s Berkeley, and my father Berkeley Hermann and your grandfather Harold.

                POSSIBLE link based on story handed down.
                    |
                    * Charles Noel Somerset 4th Duke of Beaufort
                    1709 - 1756
                    Elizabeth Berkeley
                    ? - 1799
                    m. 1740
                    |
                    |
                    |__________________________________________

                    |                                          |
                    * Henry Somerset 5th Duke of Beaufort      * Lady Anne Sommerset
                    1744 - 1803                                1741 - 1763 (only 22)
                    +---------------------------|              Charles Compton 7th. Earl of Northampton
                    +                           |              m. 1759 (Hanover sqr London)
                    +                           |
                    (Elizabeth Boscawen)        |
                    M. 1766 {London}            |
                                                |
                                                |
                                                * Alicia or Elizabeth Berkeley (given her grandmother's maiden surname)
                                                ? Lohmann

    John Berkeley Herman Lohmann

    John Berkeley Herman Lohmann was born in Shoreditch 1831 or 1829, lived around Islington and Lambeth. Married Mary Hattersley. Second wife was Mary Susannah, and moves to 47, St. Helens Road, Hastings. Latter they moved to 9, St. Helens Terrace, latter this house is renumbered 90. Died 1904 and buried in Hastings plot KA.

    The line following Constance is Dudley Mavor & Jessie Mealinster there daughter Constance  contacted my father.

    Two important christian names keep cropping up Hermann, could be Harold, And Berkeley. Both Harold I was lead to believe is the name of the Lohmann who came from Germany, and Berkeley similarly is an important name passed down. Joan Hawkins tells me: As regards the forename “Harold” taking precedence over “Berkeley”, it’s obvious that your & my families have told us differing stories depending on their own Christian names !! The truth is Hermann (not Harold) came with his parents and family to England from Hanover and his father was Wilhelm Hermann.

    Travel Joan's perspective;

    However, I do know that our ancestors seem to have done quite a lot of “colonising” – i.e. they travelled to South Africa, Rhodesia, New Zealand, etc., where they usually opened pubs, hotels or inns of some sort or another. I know quite a lot about your great-grandfather (who incidentally died in 1922, the year I was born). For instance, he had red hair – and a temper to match – and possessed a fine singing voice. His hobbies were horses & riding, cricket, music, art and sailing. At one time he had a yacht which he moored in Ramsgate harbour. He loved painting sailing ships. I gave my oil painting to John some years ago, not knowing then that my son would contact me, and so I expect your dad will leave it to you. Sorry I can’t fill you in on any earlier ancestors or dates, except that your great grandmother Mary (whom we nicknamed “Gangan”) died in Stafford in 1943 while living with “Riggles” & Arthur Peyton who were evacuated there during the Second World War. (Arthur was a schoolmaster like my own father).

     Harold's brother Berkeley;

    Joan says My father, also called “Berkeley”, died in 1953 aged 64. My Mother then moved to Dorset in 1957 to live with me for 17 years until her death in 1974 aged 92. (She was 8 years older than my father and was the eldest daughter of William Coleman, 3 times Mayor of Ramsgate, who owned one bakery, two tea shops and one restaurant in Ramsgate, Broadstairs & Margate.)

    Berkeley's wife Edith Coleman;

    Joan also tells me: Firstly, you ask about my Mother. Her maiden name was Edith Mary Coleman. She was born on 9 November 1881 in Northiam near Hastings. When she was 5 her Mother died in childbirth. Soon after this, her father William Coleman married again and moved to Ramsgate where he bought a bakery in King Street plus a large restaurant at the lower end of the High Street. Later on he expanded into another tea shop in Harbour Street, plus a restaurant in Margate and a confectionery shop/tea-rooms in Broadstairs. William Coleman had a large family of 10 children – 6 children by his first wife and 4 by his second. The second family inherited all his money. It was William Coleman (NOT a Lohmann) who was 3 times Mayor of Ramsgate in the 1920s and 1930s. The family lived in a large 8-bedroomed detached house called ‘Kingscliff’, with a big walled garden, in Park Road, Ramsgate, overlooking the town’s Park. Before her marriage my Mother used to do all the book-keeping for her father’s businesses (although she would have preferred to make a career in music because she was a very accomplished pianist and also played the organ in church, including the entire Oratorios of Handel & Mendelsshon, etc.) – and it was in the High Street restaurant that my father Berkeley first saw her and fell in love with her. At first Gangan didn’t approve of the match because she rather looked down on anyone in TRADE ! However, she gradually thawed out over the years so that all seemed “sweetness & light” by the time I was about 10.

    Harold catching Butterflies;

    As regards Harold’s amputated arm: I don’t think the butterfly story is true, either! I always understood (and Harold told me himself) that during World War 1 he had a slight wound in the upper part of his right arm and was then forced to sleep on the bare ground at night because there was a shortage of ground sheets. The soil contained saltpetre which got into the wound, turning it gangrenous. I believe this to be true. Yes, he did have a War Pension. I also understood that he had a lump sum from the War Office which enabled him to buy (or perhaps put down a deposit ?) on Rosslyn, Sevenoaks. I was NOT aware, until you told me, that Harold was turned out of the family home, and I find it difficult to believe that Gangan would have allowed this. I was always led to believe that the 2 brothers (my father & your grandfather) had to earn their own livings because your great-grandfather, no longer having the income from the lease of the Marquis of Grandby, couldn’t afford to keep them at home idle as he had done until 1912. However, I certainly DO believe that Harold was bullied by his brother (my father Berkeley).

    Harold my grandfather like his father’s before went to bed to die. Cared much about wildlife. Proud of growing Chrysanthemums. And gardening staid up all night to cut a tree down and then went to work in London the next day. Pre-war Communist, like his brother. Worked as a clerk, for Humphries Of Knights Bridge a builder. The firm had a large building projects and a Roman vase found held work up for months whilst archaeological excavation was carried out. Prior to that Harold Worked for Stranges of Sevenoaks, but not the electrical business. Got gangrene and lost arm possibly whilst catching butterflies in Africa during WW1 but denied that version. Thrown out of family home because he was useless without an arm. He was youngest son, that was bullied by his brothers. Beatrice gave him a gold ring with a diamond as a engagement present. Harold returned home and in settlement of an argument cut a stained glass panel at his father’s home with the diamond in the ring when brothers told him the stone was probably glass. Harold may not have agreed with how Joan was treated, but toed the party line – That Berkeley was having a bad time with Joan. Had a piece of paper that traced the family line back to 16th C. When family came to London from Germany with King George of Hanover. Harold inherited the temper having a white rage for days – dad kept his head down and relied on his mum to shield him. Joyce argued back at him and could always get her way.

    Harold lost his arm in WWI

    Both Joyce and my Grandfather said that the butterfly and gangrene story was not true, grandfather got a disability pension for life from the army? for his lost arm. Mum tells me she laughed when she was told the story. Harold and Beatrice (my grandparents) had friend Mr and Edith Berwick -builder very wealthy gave money to charity. Riggles married to Author who had a Morgan car, smart wore plus four’s (golf club requisite kit). Dad (John) played trams & buses with his Granny Gangan. John’s sister Joyce made him a wire clip to put bus or tram tickets to play the game. I was told that all Lohmanns where called Harold by my father and grandfather. This is more important than the name Berkeley. Mum confirms that Harold was important and though it was my great grandfather’s name, in any case Harold came from Germany.

    Joan Hawkins tells me: Yes, I heard vague rumours that Harold & Beatrice were not always very nice to your Mother Jean. But then don’t you find that, in those days, most parents never thought their daughters-in-law were good enough for their sons ? That certainly was the case between Gangan and my Mother Edith – and indeed between Gangan and Beatrice. (Thank goodness I very much like my lovely Austrian daughter-in-law Angelika !!) Regarding the butterflies, both Harold & his brother Berkeley (my father) were keen on this cruel & ridiculous “sport”. My father, too, had a large collection but I understood that my Mother had given them away to Harold after my father died. This may not be right – but that’s what I was told. Actually, it was Harold himself who told me that his arm had gone gangrenous due to his having to lie on bare soil containing saltpetre.

    Joan Hawkins suggests I explored Gangan’s family tree ? I believe her maiden name was Greenfield and that her father was a doctor. Her family more-or-less “disowned” her after she eloped with your great-grandfather. Later in her life, one of her brothers contacted her trying to borrow money – but she would have nothing to do with him. I was told he was a ne’er-do-well.

    What the family were like;

    Joan said;- Frankly, Andrew, there was very little love between my father & myself. My father was an arrogant tyrant. His schoolteacher colleagues detested him. Even my Mother, who professed to love him, told me (after his death) that she had had a “very difficult life” with him. He never liked me because I was a girl. He’d set his heart on having a son and never forgave the fact that my birth had made it impossible for him to try again for a son. (The doctor told him my Mother – who was then 40 – would not survive having another child and that he must ALWAYS take precautions against this. My Mother was 8 years older than my father.) My childhood was very very stressful – which accounts for the severe impediment in my speech which I suffered for many years. If it had not been for my Mother, my father would have “put me away” when I was 19, nearly 20, because I fell in love with the “wrong” man (older & divorced) and I’d committed the so-called “crime” of going to bed with him. In this day & age, the situation is commonplace. Everybody does it openly. In those days it was still done, but mostly hidden. Then, the age of majority was 21, and my father said I was still a CHILD – a bad wicked child – who needed correction & punishment! My Mother threatened to leave him if he “put me away” – so for the first time in his married life he was forced to give in to her, although in his thwarted rage he told the family that because I’d slept with this man I was no better than a prostitute. Unfortunately I wasn’t given the chance to put my own case, so most of the family believed I was AWFUL! Never mind, that’s ancient history now. Many years later, when I was in my 50s, your grandfather Harold told me that my father’s “puritanical” attitude was sheer hypocrisy. Harold said that before my father and Arthur Peyton were married, they rented a two-room flat between them in Margate from 1908 to 1912, furnished only with two beds and a washbasin, where they used to “entertain” various women. Like “Little Audrey”, I laughed & laughed!!! (I shall never know if my Mother was aware of this. Probably not. My father ‘courted’ her from 1910 to when they married on 25 October 1914, just before he was sent to serve in the WW1 Trenches. I know he was unfaithful to her in France during that War – but that, too, is ancient history.

    George Lohmann Cricketer

    George Lohmann and his brothers all played cricket. George died of TB in his thirties, unmarried. My grandfather told me that we are the closest male line relation to George Lohmann the Surrey cricketer. George was a cousin to Berkeley my great-great grandfather. George played for England at the time of W.G.Grace details of his life and bowling record can read in the book “George Lohmann The beau ideal” by Ric Sissons ISBN 0 949138 54 1. A neighbour Derrick Taylor also has cricket in his family and knows of George. The George Lohmann block of flats was built next to the Oval probably in the 1960′s.

    The alternative dates based on the book for George and his brothers are:- Stewart Berkeley 1863-?, George Alfred 1865-1901, Joshua Stuart 1867?-? More on George Lohmann    Wikipedia George Lohmann    Cricket Archive     ESPN Cric Info

    George’s father the book (see above) says was quite wealthy living in Kensington but may have lost money in 1866 stock market crash. The family then moved to Clapham.

    Joyce Lohmann;

    Joyce lives near Penzance, Cornwall moving away from Sevenoaks in the 1960/70's By dad's perception is that she was favorite probably because she stood up to her dad though it may be that there mum Betrice was overly protective of her son John. Joyce is a very skilful amateur artist.

    John Harold Lohmann;

    John My dad went to Sevenoaks School whi he did not like, seeing his friend beaten and the old teachers who had come out of retirement because of the wa

    r chastised by the headmaster. I think his infant or junior school was Layland house. Day had a good collection of WWII junk, spent cartages and a stove pipe from a V1 and potassium in a bottle of alcohol. When dads friend Sam left school dad had no one to mess about with and he consequently got on with his work matriculated and his mum bought him a Lenton Sport bicycle for £17 ??s in 1946.

    Hermon Spiller Quick

    Hermon Spiller Quick was the father of Joans son Keith - family farmed in Dorset & Somerset for more than 400 years.

    Natasha Handley

    Natasha (Tasha) Handley – my cousin was a day younger than me died in a road crash on Monday 18 October 2004. Natasha who I met a dozen years ago with her first new baby Rachel and her husband David, had another child was divorced and had new partner.

    Andrew Lohmann

    Born and raised in Dunton Green then Orpington then Tunbridge Wells, Kent where I now live. I am an Electronics Engineer which is more-or-less what I wanted to be when I was five.

    Avril Edwards;

    Lives in Tunbridge Wells with her husband Simon.