Annie Francis Woods1866 - 1943 (76 years)
Name Annie Francis Woods Born 29 Apr 1866 Near Colchester Christened 15 Jul 1866 St Mary, Buckland Gender Female _UID 4F643F8840C15E4AB6B844CC9A3941B66B4E Died 17 Feb 1943 Eastbourne Person ID I12 cawthorne Last Modified 26 Jan 2017
Father Alfred Woods, b. May 1838, Southwark, London , d. 3 Jan 1905, Viaduct View, Buxted, Sussex, England (Age ~ 66 years) Mother Jane Francis Pavitt, b. Jan 1841, Hatfield Peveral, Essex, England , d. Mar 1921, East Preston, Sussex, England (Age ~ 80 years) Married Apr 1860 Colchester, Essex Family ID F249 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Alfred Matthew Churley (Cawthorne), b. 26 Feb 1870, Hawthorne Cottage, Wells Rd, Sydenham, Kent , d. 11 Nov 1957, Folkestone, Kent (Age 87 years) Married 15 Sep 1892 Preston Parish Church, Brighton,Sussex _UID ECD203BF1742964B94C1F6B8220CAEC25B61 Children 1. Sylvia Maud Cawthorne, b. About 1893, d. About 1893 (Age ~ 0 years) 2. Dr. Kathleen Frances Cawthorne, b. 11 Jun 1895, Woodside, Surrey , d. 9 Jun 1987, Mijas, Malaga, Spain (Age 91 years) 3. Alfred Stuart Blomfield Cawthorne, b. 29 May 1897, Contamine, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing , d. 18 Oct 1955, Westminster Hospital, Westminster (Age 58 years) 4. Muriel (Margaret) Marguerite Cawthorne, b. 3 Jun 1899, Upper Norwood, Croydon, Surrey , d. 7 Jun 1993, Folkestone, Kent (Age 94 years) 5. Leighton Hargrave Cawthorne, b. 4 Oct 1901, Contamine, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing , d. 20 Feb 1977, Northiam, East Sussex (Age 75 years) 6. Clement Bowlby Cawthorne, b. 18 Oct 1906, Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London , d. 22 Mar 1995, Gatwick Park Hospital, Sussex (Age 88 years) 7. Gwendolen Ethel Cawthorne, b. 15 Dec 1911, Contamine, 79 Uxbridge Road, Ealing , d. 2 Nov 2006, Bracknell House, 34 Helena Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent (Age 94 years) Last Modified 29 Dec 2016 Family ID F4 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Photos Cawthornes skiing in Adelboden Switzerland in about 1924 : Annie, Alfred, Leighton and Muriel. Alfred and Annie Cawthorne skiing in Mürren Switzerland in 1912. Alfred and Annie Cawthorne
[But when and where?]
Alfred M Cawthorne and Family 1914
From Clement's notes :
Back row : Aunt Edie, AMC, Muriel, Stuart
Front : Annie Frances with Gwen, Rose Sweet, Nurse, Aunt Emmie
with Leighton on the ground.
Rose Sweet is a Cousin of Alfred W B Churley.
Annie Frances Woods
Clement suggests this might be an Engagement photo of Annie Frances Woods. There is a Studio photo of Alfred Matthew Cawthorne at about this time too. If so it would be 1891.
Alfred Matthew Cawthorne and Annie Frances Woods
Wedding 15 Sep 1892
Documents Alfred Matthew Cawthorne and Annie Frances Woods
- ANNIE FRANCES.
Born 29th April 1867 (1866?), one of a number of daughters of a gentleman farmer, WOODS, who farmed near COLCHESTER. Her father had at least 13 children and my eldest sister, Kathleen, remembers nine of them - all charming and, as she says, they all thought" the world was made for the Woods." The only successful one (moneywise) was ATHOL, and perhaps the last to die was the youngest daughter, LILY, in JOHANNESBURG, in about 1968, her husband, Roberts, had been a District Commissioner and Magistrate.
Annie was a very beautiful woman, with auburn hair and brown eyes, a lover of flowers, and really had "green fingers". If Alfred could create fine landscapes and terraces, she could ensure their floral beauty!
Her family did not approve of her marriage in 1892 to Alfred, who was then only 22 and she 25; however, in spite of the ups and downs of their circumstances and the two great wars, they lived a happy life bringing up six children.
Annie suffered great pain from duodenal ulcers during at least the last twenty years of her life - the treatment of a milk diet with charcoal, etc., was not really effective and she died, aged 76, at Eastbourne on 15th February 1943 during the phase of the second war, when the seaside towns were being dive-bombed. The church on the other side of their home, Robin Hill, was demolished by a bomb and Robin Hill had shell holes through the bedrooms.
Annie's grandfather WOODS, who died in 1910, as a young man in the City of London shipping business of HALL, married Mr. Hall's daughter and became a partner - Hall & Woods. This marriage resulted in five brothers (there were probably girls as well), 3 or 4 of whom emigrated to South Africa with £5,000 each (a very substantial sum in the latter part of the 19th century). They all prospered as large-scale farmers until the Boer War - their descendants are professional people and headmistresses, etc.
The remaining son, with his £5,000, stayed in England and became a gentleman farmer, marrying a farmer's daughter, aged 18, whom he had met at a Hunt ball. These were Annie's parents.
One of Annie's maternal forbears - probably her uncle Hall - lived at Kenley and had his house built on thirteen columns - one for each of his children. This Hall was an alderman of the City of London in 1869 and it was he who started the Green Belt plan. He arranged for the Finance Committee of the City to purchase for £7,000 Kenley Common 70 acres, Coulsdon Common 76 acres, Riddlesdown 78 acres and Farthing Downs 121 acres.
Annie always signed her name as Francis with an 'i' and not 'e' as is more usual for a girl, and this is borne out by the spelling on her marriage certificate of 15th September 1892. However, she called her eldest daughter Kathleen Frances.
- Passenger List :
Alfred Matthew Cawthorne 59 Architect
Annie Francis Cawthorne 57
Gwendolen Cawthorne 17
were passengers From Genoa to Southampton on the Prinses Juliana arriving on 13 July 1929. The address given was Littlewold, Warlingham, Surrey.
- 1901 Census :
Alfred Cawthorne Head 31 Surveyor
Annie F Cawthorne Wife 29
Kathleen F Daughter 5
Stuart Son 3
Muriel Daughter 2
Nellie Hill Servant 25
Ballyman Churley Visitor 66 Living on own means
Janet Churley Visitor 58 Living on own means
- Essex vs Sussex?
Clement says that Alfred Woods (Annie Francis' father) was a "Gentleman farmer near Colchester", but Annie Francis appears to have been Born in Buckland, Surrey, and not in Essex. Similarly her many Brothers and sisters also appear to have been Born in Surrey/Sussex and not Essex.
- WILL :
Annie Francis CAWTHORNE of Robin Hill Lodge Fairfield Road Eastbourne died 17 February 1943 at Esperance Nursing Home Hartington Place Eastbourne Probate LEWES 13 April to Alfred Matthew Cawthorne Architect. Effects £5,069 13s 4d
- ANNIE FRANCES.