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Unidentified photos from our family history
The photographs on this page were all found in the collections of descendants of Neil's wider family, but they provide as many questions for our family history as they do answers. Can you help with the identification of anyone here or shed any further light on the people in the photos?
Left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown with unknown behind her, Alexander George Cryer, Florence Cryer, Maria Alice Cryer (known as Rydie and formerly Maria Alice Webb), William Cryer, unknown, unknown.
Is the man on the right Edward Charles Cryer?
Found unlabelled in the collection of Alan Cryer.
The woman on the left is almost certainly Alice Cryer who became Alice
Trory when she she married Henry William James Trory. So is the house
theirs and is the man Henry Trory? Who is the other woman? Where is this house? It is number 47 somewhere. If we knew it might provide a clue to the individuals standing on the doorstep.
Found unlabelled in the collection of Joy Duck. Might it be
Alexander Robert Cryer?
Found in the family collection of Spencer Best. Might the woman be a daughter of Caleb Best and his wife (born Jane Augusta Bath) of Crockenhill, near
Orpington, Kent? The Best chin on the woman is unmistakable.
Found in the family collection of Spencer Best. Might she be a daughter of Caleb Best and his wife (born Jane Augusta Bath) of Crockenhill, near Orpington, Kent?
Found in the collection of William Alexander
Cryer. Could this be a photo of Will's uncle, Charles Edward Cryer or his cousin William
Daws? Or an man of Trory descent?
Found in the collection of Lulu White, formerly Lulu Best, and probably a daughter of Caleb Best, the butcher in St Mary Cray, Orpington. Can anyone confirm?
Found in the family collection of Spencer Best. Might these people be siblings of Caleb Best with family?
Found in a pamphlet marking the closure of Chislehurst Road School, St Mary Cray, Orpington. It is from about 1906 and shows the headmaster, Henry Boult (back right), with a school cricket team. The pamphlet is small and of only newspaper quality. So, as this is the only photograph we have of Neil's great grandfather, Henry Boult, we are eager to trace an original for a quality scan.
Found in the collection of Lulu White - a bridesmaid at the wedding of Neil's parents, Freda Best and Alan
Cryer. Now identified by a great granddaughter of Caleb Best as her aunt, born Josephine Doris Miller (married name Josephine Doris Stewart), a granddaughter of Arthur Sidney Best.
Found unlabelled in the collection of Alan Cryer and
tentatively identified as, left to right, Emma Eliza Daws (born Emma Eliza Cryer) and her father Alexander Robert Cryer, probably in Bermondsey around 1910.
Found mislabelled in the collection of Lulu White, formerly Lucy Mildred Best, and now identified by a granddaughter of Caleb Best as his daughters Kate Elizabeth Best (known as Kate), Jessie Mildred Best, Edith Gertrude Best (known as Ger) and Emily Amelia Best