Thursday, 18 August 2011

FW: GURNEY, Mrs Charles (Sophie Jane nee RAVERAT, 1919-2011)

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On Behalf Of Richard R
Sent: 17 August 2011 08:45
To: Peerage News
Subject: GURNEY, Mrs Charles (Sophie Jane nee RAVERAT, 1919-2011)

Obituary in today's Telegeraph:
Sophie Gurney, who died on June 10 aged 91, was an artist linked to many of
the leading intellectual and cultural figures of the early 20th century.

She was the dau of the artist Jacques Pierre Paul (1885-1925, son of Georges
Pierre RAVERAT "a vegetarian silk merchant from Le Havre" * ) and Gwendolen
Mary (1885-1967, dau of Sir George Howard DARWIN KCB (1845-1912, scion of
that gentry family formerly of Downe, and son of the naturalist CHARLES
DARWIN and his wife, a scion of the baron
WEDGWOOD) and Maud Haskins (d 1947, dau of Charles Meredith DU PUY (of
Huguenot descent), of Philadelphia, USA). She m 1st 1940 Mark PRYOR (d
1970), having a son and three daus. She m 2nd Charles GURNEY (who died
before her).

* Some useful insights on her son's website:

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Free access to National Probate Calendar on Ancestry

Forwarded for info.

Dear All

If you don't have an Ancestry subscription you may wish to know that
Ancestry has free access to the National Probate Calendar until 23.59 on the
8th July.



Corrinne Goodenough
Guild of One Name Studies Stand Manager
Regional Rep Hampshire & Wiltshire
Regional Rep Coordinator

Researching Diviani

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wedgwood Auction at Skinner's European Furniture and Decorative Arts, July 9



From: Supporting the academic discussion of Wedgwood ware and company history [mailto:WEDGWOOD@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Boston Wedgwood Society Ron Frazier
Sent: 15 June 2011 14:06
Subject: Wedgwood Auction at Skinner, July 9


The Wedgwood Society of Boston will not be publishing a newsletter before the next Skinner auction, so we send this along for your info.   


Skinner’s European Furniture and Decorative Arts sale held at our Boston gallery on July 9th will once again feature fine and interesting pottery and porcelain. Included is an important collection of Gouda pottery from the Ritvo Collection. Phyllis Ritvo wrote the book The World of Gouda Pottery. As always, there is a fine selection of approximately 180 lots of Wedgwood wares spanning the 250 year production. Featured is a large assortment of black basalt and jasper wares. A nice grouping of Doulton is included, highlighted by a six foot four inch Doulton Lambeth faience decorated vase, the mate if which was exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. English majolica is well represented and includes a Prometheus Bound vase and cover standing well over four feet in height. Rounding out the highlights is an exceptional selection of Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Danica dinner ware.
Preview days and times: Thursday, July 7th from 12-5pm; Friday July 8th from 12-8pm.
Auction: 10am Saturday, July 9th.
For inquiries please contact Stuart Slavid at 508 970-3278 or .

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Pictures of Burslem

From the Alexis Antiques Blog:


In roaming around the internet I stumbled upon some interesting pictures on a flickr site by Futurilla and I thought I'd share the photos. You can go here to see Futurilla's Photostream or simply enjoy these images.

The is the doorway to the now shuttered Wedgwood Institute; you'll find more about it in an older post.

This is Burslem from Grange, a spectacular view of this very old town so much connected with the Potteries. This is the town where Josiah I was baptized.

The Backway to Burslem, what a lovely ride!
Thank you to Futurilla for making these photos available to those of us who wish we were there!

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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Free Access to Census records at - 27th March

Dear All,

It's Census Day in the UK today - - have made all their
Census records (from 1841) free, for today only.

All best wishes,


John Wedgwood Pound

Family History Blog:
"Save the Wedgwood Museum" Campaign site: