Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Youngs in Southsea

A short while ago Peter, my second cousin, (in Bermuda) had asked me to look into the family history of his grandfather (husband of my aunt Pauline). It was known the Youngs were from Portsmouth/Southsea but researching the 1911 census had not turned up any positive leads. 

Some few weeks ago I was taking another look at the photos that cousin Karen has taken of the card & photo memorabilia that cousin Diana (who died earlier this year) had collected and amongst those was an unsigned card from Dieppe, dating from April 1918, addressed to Hilda Young of 141 Manners Rd Southsea. 

This find did the trick! I found her quickly in the 1911 census. The others in the household were: 

Charles Young, plumber, the head  of the family, aged 49 (born approx 1862). Mary Ann Young his wife, aged 42 and they had been married for 23 Years. The children were:         
  • Hilda Mary Young, age 17, born 1894. She was a cashier for a grocer
  • Charles Edward Young, aged 15 born 1896. He was an apprentice to a pawnbroker. Charles married Pauline Ient in 1922
  • Leslie George Young, aged 6, born 1905

Here is a close up of the wording:

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The search continues! ...........

Monday, November 12, 2012

Probably the oldest Ient photograph!

One very special photograph, of possibly a Ient family member from Stuttgart, Germany, has been discovered by Tess Ient amongst Tony Ient's papers. It was handed down from Tony's father, Thomas Ient. Anyway it's great news that it has been discovered.......... 

One can only assume that Karl Ient brought it with him from Stuttgart, Germany; though it could have been sent to him. As it has been preserved for nearly 140 year I feel that it is of a member of his the Ient/Jent family. Karl Ient was born in Kingdom of Württemberg (now a state within Germany) and Stuttgart was it's capital.   

Karl came to England shortly before 1879 when he was about 19 or 20. Shortly after he arrived he was married at Islington parish church in 1879. 

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Ient Photo History!

New photographs of Ient family members from the late 19th & early 20th centenary have come to light! 

Tess Ient discovered some old 'Ient' photos in her husband's (Tony Ient) papers. One must assume they were handed down from Tony's father Thomas Ient. Anyway it is great news that they have been discovered: 

Karl Ient, later called Charles,  (1859-1919) is pictured in the centre. His son, Charles Frederick Ient (1883-1964) is on the left. We don't know who the other person is.  

When was this photo taken? Well, Charles is dressed in the uniform of the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry. He joined this regiment in 1900. As you will see he has a medal & his rank is corporal; therefore we think this was taken about 1902. Karl Ient would have been about 43.      

Another photo discovered at the same time was of Karl Ient when he was much younger. At a guess, I would say he looks between 25 & 30 - taken between 1885 & 1890.  This photo was taken by Messrs Koenig & Lloyd, 17 Hindon Street of Pimlico, London SW, near to Victoria Station.

However the photo we can date to within a couple of years is that of Julia Hemmings (1865 to 1955), the second wife of Karle Ient.  Here she is pictured with a friend (unknown). This photo was taken by the Parisian Photographic Co. of 45 Gildridge Road, Eastbourne. From the 1891 census records we know that Julia Hemming was working as a cook for James Young and family at 27 Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex. So we can assume that this was taken between 1890 & 1892 when Julia was between 25 & 27 years old.    

Here is a recent photo of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne:

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