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In sorting through some old family paperwork in December 2003 I found details of my fathers brother and his family in Bristol, who I traced via the Friends Reunited website. Heather Westwood (Nee Henderson) very kindly gave me details of my father - James Alexander Henderson b.1909 Leith Scotland - last seen by myself in 1952. This started a search that has led me to Canada,Scotland,USA and around the UK, where I have discovered family that I never knew existed. Special thanks to those of you who have taken the time to send me old photos and allowed me to use their own family tree details. And to Eileen Thompson, from the Scottish Records Office, without whose help I would still be searching.

I am still researching members of all families, and would be very pleased to receive any additional information for them. If you have any comments to make, please email me as any help will be appreciated. You will note that dates and photos for some people are excluded for privacy reasons. If there are details included that you would prefer not to be shown - or to be added, please contact me and I will amend the records. Copies of any of the trees are available.
The Henderson/Holloway/Mealing/Ralph/Williams/Woods
Updated December 12, 2008

, United Kingdom
sheilaralph@blueyonder.co.uk

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  • The Mealings (39 KB)
    Aunt Kitt Benson - G.Father Joseph Mealing - Nellie Mealing (nee Woods) GGG.F. Joseph Mealing - Wife GGG.GM Margaret Mealing (nee Benson) Cyril aged 4 and Doris aged 2
  • Annie Ralph (nee Crouch) (30 KB)
    Annie Ralph - Nee Crouch and her son Frank Ralph with Rose Holloway his wife - Edinburgh Road Luton Chatham Kent
  • Renault Claude Du Pasquier (45 KB)
    In Memory of the death of Pilot Officer Renault Claude Du Pasquier who very sadly passed away on 29th December 1941
  • Death Certificate of John Henderson. (48 KB)
    Death Certificate from Scottish Records.
  • Rose Ralph (Nee Holloway) and her 'children' (33 KB)
    From l to r : Frank, Diane, Margaret, Anne, Rose Catherine (Mum) Rose, Doreen and Peter taken about 1983
  • William Milne (30 KB)
    G.Grandfather William Milne - Taken about 1907
  • Issy and I - Barnet 1947 (37 KB)
    This was taken in the alley beside our house. At the end of the alley was the Laundry where Issy and I used to climb the gates and play.
  • Alessandro Rodi Ice-Cream Vendor (407 KB)
    Alessandro was an Ice-Cream Vendor living in Strood Kent. He also had a shop in Strood High Street. During the winter months he was well known for selling hot Chestnuts
  • S Ralph (39 KB)
    Do not have many of me, but included this as it shows a similarity to others in the family.
  • Marriage of Isobel Henderson and Nigel Lilley 1963 (43 KB)
    St. Johns Wood London
  • Ebenezer and Jane Wills - brother of Eliza Wills (214 KB)
    Ebenezer and Jane Wills - brother of Eliza Wills - who was wife of Joseph Mealing. Photo from Anne Southall who has compiled a Wills family tree on Ancestry Com
  • Mum in Tunisia (46 KB)
    Taken abt 1989 - Mum Issy and I had a holiday together in Tunisia and came home with happy memories.
  • Isobel Lilley Nanny in Saudi (45 KB)
    Taken in Saudi about 1986
  • Ebenezer Wills and his Family (588 KB)
    Photo supplied by Anne Southall - I have included this photo as it is a possibility that Eliza Wills would have looked similar to some of these people.
  • Nellie (nee Woods) Joseph Mealing and son Cyril (46 KB)
    Believed to be taken in India, where Joseph Mealing was in the Army and Cyril was born.
  • Hendersons and their nine children taken abt 1917 (43 KB)
    Family Group of John Henderson and Jessie(Nee Sutherland/Milne Henderson - B.row LtoR . Essie,Netta,William,Sybil,Jack.Robert Btwn William and Sybil. James(my Father)front of Sybil. Baby on Granddad's lap pos.Elsie, Baby with Grandma - In front of James is Alexander.
  • Mum Doris and our Father J Henderson (28 KB)
    Social event at Tigne Barracks Malta about 1950. JH left of photo with Sgt's stripes - Mum looking down
  • Chls.Woods house Black Bull Rd Folkestone Kent (31 KB)
    I have included the photo of the house in Black Bull Road Folkestone as when the photo is enlarged it shows a boarding above the window which says 'Plumber and Painter - House - C T WOODS - Decorator - General Repairs These photos have been sent to me by Gayden Warmald in Canada - who is the Granddaughter of Ivy Woods - Nellie Woods sister - who i have found since i started my family search. Other photos _ Grandma Ivy (nee Woods) Poulton Baby Arthur Sister Kate Woods - Bognor Regis and Arthur Poulton in WW1 uniform
  • The Williams Family about 1950 (55 KB)
    Picture contains most of the Williams family as i knew them. Apart from my Step Father Tom Williams, who was abroad at the time. Front row ends Isobel Pache and Isobel Pache - nee Potter, their Grandmother
  • Mar.Cert: William Williams/Annie Marie Winters (55 KB)
    27th February 1887 St. Stephens Church Bethnal Green Middlesex
  • Arthur Poulton and Ivy (nee Woods) (34 KB)
    Arthur Poulton and Ivy Woods, Grandparents of Gayden Warmald, with Mary Poulton their daughter
  • Charles Henry Winters born 1834 Warwickshire Aston (31 KB)
    Father of Annie Marie Winters Married to William Williams in 1865 - G.Grandfather of Thomas Charles Williams
  • Thomas George Potter (59 KB)
    Details kindly supplied by Diane Harris from her family tree online.
  • 1882-1883 Campaign Medals (49 KB)
    Awarded to Army. Sgt. Edward Winters in the Egyptian Campaign - South Staffordshire Regiment Son of Charles and Annie Winters
  • William Potter (52 KB)
    Details kindly supplied by Diane Harris from her family tree online
  • Annie Marie Winters - Nee Morris (42 KB)
    When Uncle Bill passed away these two portraits were found. Fortunately my Step Father (Tom Williams) knew that they were the parents of his Grandmother - Annie Williams nee Winters. He brought them home and they were very ably framed by my nephew Alan Hickson. The paintings were already damaged as they had been stored out of frames and behind the wardrobe at Uncle Bills
  • Peter and Sheila (nee Henderson) Ralph (34 KB)
    Marriage 28th September 1962 Strood Kent
  • Val - Uncle Les - Auntie Glad and Zena Beavington (56 KB)
    Presentation at Buckingham Palace. MBE for Services to Industry present by HRH Queen Elizabeth in June 1972
  • Tom and Doris Williams (32 KB)
    6th April 1956 Epsom Registry Office - Mum Doris Henderson - Mealing and Stepdad Tom Williams with Brother Eric Williams back row. Front row - Hilda Williams (Nee Pache) Nellie Mealing (Nee Woods) Thomas Williams - bride and groom parents
  • Nellie Mealing (Nee Woods) Val +Zena Beavington (26 KB)
    Abt 1950 - Daughters of Gladys Mealing and Leslie Beavington. We all remember our Grandma with great affection. Her smooth skin, her Beret, as always being very kind. She would also stand up for you when you had done something naughty.
  • Not sure if Woods or Mealing family - 4 generation (18 KB)
    Photo found recently in old album with photos from Benghazi. Presume sent to Mum when we were out there in 1950. Eldest lady looks similar to Margaret Benson, any ideas would be appreciated
  • Joseph Mealing (30 KB)
    1914-1918 War photo - My memories of Joseph Mealing are of him lying in bed when he was very ill in our house in Barnet - when he and Nellie were living with us. He had great fun with us girls and would say 'Take one leg off the floor' which we did then 'Take the other one off the floor' - with the same result each time, of us in a heap. I was about 4 then. He also used to tell us a tale - One dark and stormy night, two bad men sat around the camp fire - 'tell us a story' said one to the other - and so the story began - One dark and stormy night...... took a while before this sank in, but we still persisted with 'Tell us a story Granddad'
  • John Henderson daughter Margaret Henderson (42 KB)
    Daughter from 1st Marriage to Elizabeth Laird. John Henderson standing at back. Immediately in front of him Margaret. Hand on Jessie's (his wife) shoulder. Jack on her lap, little girl at her side is Essie. and 'Toss' the dog.
  • Joseph and Nellie Mealing (31 KB)
    Not sure of date? any idea anyone - think about 1945
  • Aunt Netta Henderson (22 KB)
    Daughter of John and Jessie Henderson
  • The Milne Family (31 KB)
    Son John Milne b.1865 ,Christina Esther Sutherland b.1843 - Mother,Robert Milne 1866 Daughter's Christina (Teeney) 1867 & Margaret Milne 1871
  • Frank Ralph Football Team 1937 (44 KB)
    Frank and the Luton Junior School football team, with Headmaster Smith on the right of the picture. Frank is third from right back row.
 

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