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Henry Inifer

Today's post involves my Great Great Grandmothers second husband Henry Inifer.  I believe that Henry was born the son of Isaac Inifer and his wife Margaret nee Sherdon in Essex, England about 1837. 1841 England Census Name Henry Mifer  (transcription error should be Inifer) Age 4 Estimated Birth Year abt 1837 Gender Male Where born Essex, England Civil parish Braintree Hundred Hinckford County/Island Essex Country England Registration district Braintree Sub-registration district Braintree Piece 331 Book 12 Folio 40 Page number 9 Household Members Name Age Isaac Mifer 52 Margaret Mifer 40 William Mifer 17 Isaac Mifer 14 John Mifer 12 Sarah Mifer 10 Benjamin Mifer 8 Mary Mifer 6 Henry Mifer 4 Maria Mifer 2 Source: 1841 England Census. Retrieved from 1851 England Census Name Henry Inifer Age 15 Estimated Birth Year abt 1836 Relation Son Father's Nam

New Old Family Photograph: Violet Martin nee Murray and her sons

Today’s photograph is another of the priceless treasures that Barbara Cooper was wonderful enough to send to us after reading my blog and getting in touch with me.  This is the only photograph I have seen of my husbands paternal Grandmother Violet Helen Marguerite Martin nee Murray together with her sons William Allardyce James Martin (1929-1934), Ronald Kingsley George Martin (my husbands father) and Alan Edward Raymond Martin.  Violet was the Granddaughter of Baron Raimund Von Stillfried Rathenitz and his Japanese partner Nishiyama Haru through their daughter Helen (see more posts on this here , here  and  here ). We are extremely grateful to Barbara and her Mother before her for keeping this photograph and the others safe and in such wonderful condition since the 1930’s, especially as everyone in the photograph is now deceased.  With William dying not long after this (see here ) and Alan being raised by Violets sister Molly and her partner, the photograph is one which captures a pre