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Archibald Ainsley Price

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Ngaire Report 18 Jul 2013 02:50

Some years ago there were discussions on Dr Price's offspring. I have new information to add if anyone is interested :-)


AnnCardiff Report 18 Jul 2013 08:42

Hi there - welcome to the boards

Unlikely anyone interested in this person will see your posting - best if you click on "Search" top right hand corner of this page and see what tree[s] if any, he features in on this site and then contact the owner

Ann :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Jul 2013 09:01

This was probably the original thread from 2008

If you click on Paula's (the originators) name you can send her a personal message. As long as she still has the same email address, GR will notify her that you are trying to contact her.


PricklyHolly Report 18 Jul 2013 09:12

Dr Price’s servant

In 1921, Annie Bridger was an unmarried servant in the household of Dr Archibald Price at 971 Romford Road, Manor Park. She became pregnant and, in May, entered The Mother’s Hospital, Clapton where she gave birth to a son on 7th July. She remained in the Hospital until December, an unusually long period of about 7 months. The relevant paperwork concerning her stay stated that she was very poor and that her parents could not afford the fees “at present”. When Annie left the Hospital, her son – Stanley George Bridger – was handed to Annie’s mother to care for and she returned to work for Dr. and Mrs Price. At that time she earned £26 p.a., but someone paid her mother 5/- a week to care for baby Stanley.

A number of things are unusual in this series of events – the long period of paid stay in Hospital, the fact that the child was not put up for adoption, the payments to Annie’s mother for child care and Annie’s return to her previous employment. The implication is that Archibald Price was the child’s father, and he was taking responsibility for mother and baby. In 2013, y chromosome DNA tests were done on samples submitted by Stanley George Bridger’s son, William and Paul Price, a grandson of Archibald’s half-brother, William Samuel Price III, to see if they were closely related. The result was negative, so the reasons for events happening in 1921 remain a matter of conjecture.

Household transcription
1911 census

Person: PRICE, Archibald Ainslie
Address: 971 Romford Road Manor Park E

PRICE, Archibald Ainslie Head Widower M 38 1873 Physician Surgeon Blackheath S B VIEW
LULHAM, Rhoda Marguetta Servant Single F 31 1880 General Servant Domestic Boro S B VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 9587
Reference: RG14PN9587 RG78PN510B RD188 SD6 ED31 SN372
Registration District: West Ham
Sub District: North East Ham
Enumeration District: 31
Parish: East Ham
Address: 971 Romford Road Manor Park E
County: Essex

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
about Archibald A Price Name: Archibald A Price
Spouse Surname: Lulham
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1915
Registration District: West Ham
Inferred County: Essex
Volume Number: 4a
Page Number: 938
Records on Page: Name
Rhoda M Lulham

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
about Archibald Ainslie Price Name: Archibald Ainslie Price
Probate Date: 15 Jul 1925
Death Date: 24 Jun 1925
Death Place: Essex, England
Registry: London, England

Of 971 Romford-Road Manor Park Essex.

To Rhoda Margaretta Price widow.

Effects: £936 8s 8d

The Descendants of Archibald Ainslie and Rhoda M. Price

Archibald and Rhoda’s daughter, Rhoda M. H. Price never married and died in Hastings (date unknown). Muriel D. Price married James Henry Ellis and the couple had two sons, Denis Richard Ellis and James Ellis. She died in 1998 and her husband pre-deceased her in 1991.


Renes Report 18 Jul 2013 09:46

very interesting

Thank you PH