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Henry Robert 1504 & Blanche Alice Massingham/Smithson

Henry Robert was a butcher in Cromer. He married Blanche Alice 1509 Massingham nee Smithson in 1883 in Erpingham district (presumably Cromer). Their children born in Cromer were:

Robert Samuel Henry 1510 & Hilda Adelaide 1511 Kethro

Robert Samuel Henry married Hilda Adelaide 1511 Kethro in 1921 in Bristol, so appears to have followed his brother there.

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John Thomas 1501 & Harriett Allen 1502 Blythe in Bristol

John Thomas worked initially as a seaman from Cromer, and by 1881 he was a fireman in Clapham. In 1901 he was Chief Officer of the Bristol Fire Brigade. There is a newspaper item during WW1 where he had to state that he was British and not German because of the surname. See Snapshots 16.

He married Harriet Allen 1502 Blythe in 1879 in Bromley. There children were:

Both John Thomas and his son John were Freemasons, John Thomas from 1900 and John from 1918.

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