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Katharine
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I'm interested in finding out more about the circumstances of adoption of Alice Cockin and Bertha Emily Bryant by George Alfred Haden-Best at Haden Hill House.  Does anyone have any suggestions about where to look?

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March 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jaykay
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Very potted history. Alice adopted aged four along with my 2x great aunt Bertha Emily after their fathers died. Had good education, toured europe. Alice married a local business man named Shaw, and they started married life in a restored part of old Haden Hill Hall, only moving out to Blakedown on the death of George Haden Haden-Best. She had 2 sons,George and Reggie. Bertha died aged 93, still a spinster, Hope this is of use to you.

December 11, 2016 at 9:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Katharine
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jaykay at December 11, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Very potted history. Alice adopted aged four along with my 2x great aunt Bertha Emily after their fathers died. Had good education, toured europe. Alice married a local business man named Shaw, and they started married life in a restored part of old Haden Hill Hall, only moving out to Blakedown on the death of George Haden Haden-Best. She had 2 sons,George and Reggie. Bertha died aged 93, still a spinster, Hope this is of use to you.

Thanks so much for this info. I was intrigued as to how he came to adopt these two girls and what the circumstances were. Do you happen to have any details about Alice's education? Did she attend a school or college or was it a governess at Haden Hill Hall?

Did Emilay and Alice keep in touch after they married?

June 9, 2017 at 6:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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