Category Archives: Edith Maud W Cleeve

Posts concerning my grandmothers sister, Edith Maud W. Cleeve.

I’ve Seen the Light

It has to be said that there are some very clever people out there in Blogland. One of these is Michael A. Rios and you can find him here: http://michaelriosphotos.wix.com/one-pager-portfolio Michael works magic with old photographs, breathing new life into … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Day in Brighton and Hove

In my last post I showed you this photograph, and left you wondering where it was taken. I have some more photographs taken on the same day, which shows the Dinnis and Cleeve families having a lovely day out together. … Continue reading

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85 Years Ago – A Family Summer and a Very Smart Little Lad

The summer of 1930 was very much a family affair for the Cleeve and Dinnis families. Joseph Taylor Dinnis and Annie Dinnis (Cleeve) were living in Hassocks with their four children; Jack, Nancy, Gordon (my father) and Ron. Looking at … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve – her later years

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Edith’s husband, Ernest John Doswell died in June 1948, seven years after the death of their daughter, Dora. Dora’s husband, Frederick Ashbolt died in 1953. This left many years for Edith, alone. She lived until 1974. In Edith’s later years … Continue reading

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Dora Ashbolt – her later years

As we read in the previous post Dora Doswell married Frederick Ashbolt in 1932. She was 24 years old, and the couple had a few happy years together before Dora sadly died in 1941, aged 32. This was obviously a very … Continue reading

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Dora Doswell gets married

It’s been a while since I was last here … computer problems, sigh. So to refresh our memories, the last we heard of Edith Cleeve was in 1925, when we looked at some photographs with her daughter, Dora. Continuing on … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve has a daughter

Edith and Ernest Doswell had been married for 1 year when their only child was born in 1908. Her name was Edith Dora Doswell, but she was known as Dora to avoid confusion with her mother. The first England Census … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve Gets Married

In 1907, when she was 21 Edith married Ernest John Doswell. There aren’t many details of this great day, just that it was registered in the District of Basingstoke. This is where Ernest was born, currently lived and would eventually … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve in 1901

In 1901 we can see from the England Census that Edith Cleeve was aged 15. She had moved out of the family home in Dummer and was now working as a domestic servant in a small girls school in Winchester. The address … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve – the early years

Edith was the eldest of the Cleeve sisters, born on the 29th of March 1886 in the small village of Dummer, Hampshire. The next information comes from the 1891 England Census, when Edith is five years old. She is living with … Continue reading

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