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Charles Guy Littlewood

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Helan29 Report 16 May 2008 06:47

Can any one help me with the following
Charles Guy Littlewood ( Australian ? )
no further info on him, Married Emoin Groat 1923 Chatswood NSW Australia
They had 1 son Kenneth Guy Littlewood.( born NSW ?) He was a world famour magician & preform for the Queen several times & also many other famous people
He then married his long time assistant Toshi ( a beautifl japanese lady) & they had two sons, If some has Australian record can they please help
Thanking you in advance

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 19 May 2008 02:52

Hi Helen

Can't find anything on Chas but do have some info on his wife, maybe you have this already...

Her name was Emonie Jean GROAT. She was born 1896 in Randwick to George Alexander & Ellen Alexandra (reg 15788). She died in 1962 in Balmain NSW (reg 31231).

George & Ellen (nee SCRIVEN) married in Waverley NSW in 1887 (reg 3054). George was born 1865 in Orange NSW (reg 12756) and died 1943 in Liverpool NSW (reg 19805), son of Malcolm & Isabel[la]. Malcolm died in 1898 in Randwick (reg 6897), son of Donald & Annie; Isabella died in 1896 also in Randwick (reg 9946), dau Jas & Margt.

Ellen was born in Binalong NSW in 1867 (reg 6749), and died in 1902 in Liverpool NSW (reg 1904), dau of Chas Evans & Helen Maria (nee CHILCOTT). Chas (d. 23/6/1891 Sydney) & Helen (d. 1872 Wagga Wagga) married in Sydney in 1863 (reg 292).

After Ellen's early death, George remarried in 1907 to Florence G D C MARSHALL (reg 10923). Florence died in 1928 in Newtown NSW (reg 14946), dau of Geo & Emma.

Found a snippet about Kenneth online; this is an excerpt from an interview with magician Ken Russell, reminescing about fellow magicians:
Ken Littlewood, he was on the Tivoli circuit. "I went backstage...after one of his shows to meet him. He told me that he didn’t have any friends, went from city to city non stop, lived out of a suitcase and the only fun was smacking the showgirls on the bum….sometimes. He said it was a lonely existence..."

Good luck, hope this helps



SydneyDi Report 19 May 2008 04:58

The Ryerson Index (Newspaper Death notices) lists Kenneth Guy Littlewood's death as27 Apr 1990 at West Ryde, a Sydney Suburb, age 66.
Toshiko Littlewood died 16 Oct 2000 also at West Ryde.

If you want to look at the references to the death notices go to, it tells you which paper the notice as published in. You can also ask some kind indexer to look up the full entry for you (Request a look up on the first page).

If you google search Ken Littlewood and Toshi you will find there is a MO Award (for live Australian entertainers not movies) named the "Ken Littlewood and Toshi Award for Speciality Performer" perhaps the organisation which runs the MO awards might be able to help you, too.



Patricia Report 21 Mar 2013 04:42

Charles guy Littlewood born 27.3.1895 Brighton Victoria aust. Died 6.12.1979 west ryde NSW. Married 17.2.1923 turramurra NSW. Son Kenneth guy Littlewood born. 6.1.1924 Sydney died 27.4.1990 West ryde NSW married Toshiko 1962 Sydney. They have sons Kenneth born 18.7.1973 Spain and Jason 3.9.1976 Sydney. Ken has daughter sienna and son Kenji b. March 2013


jax Report 21 Mar 2013 05:22

Hi Patricia

Alan posted this in 2008 and never returned.

You could try to contact him if you wish by clicking on his name, if his email address is the same he will be notified