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Sophia Mary E D Falconer

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johnenigma Report 22 Feb 2014 20:52

I have a photograph of Sophia sitting on her mothers knee (Mrs Edith Falconer, b 1871). Photo taken about 1910.

Sophia was born in Richmond,Surrey. AMJ 1909.

I have found records in the 1911 census about the family.

Father is John Downie Falconer born 1877.

I would like to pass this photo (which is in remarkably good condition) on to surviving relatives.




patchem Report 22 Feb 2014 20:59

Have you looked to see if she is in anyone's tree on here,and then tried to contact them?


patchem Report 22 Feb 2014 21:04

If this is her, she has lost her middle names:
Sophia Falconer
Birth Date: 26 May 1909
Date of Registration: Nov 1986
Age at Death: 77
Registration district: Hounslow
Inferred County: London
Volume: 13
Page: 1127


johnenigma Report 24 Feb 2014 14:54

Hi, many thanks for your reply. Your Sophia is not the one I have. This is a photograph that I have acquired with some information on the back. A search has found the information that I have on her.

She is not a relative, just a photograph I would like to find a home for.

Thanks for your time and effort.



jax Report 24 Feb 2014 17:05

Her sister Dora Married in 1953 doesn't look like she had children last record I can see is her going to Nigeria in 1959 with her husband

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
about Dora Janet Burman Savage

Dora Janet Burman Savage


Departure Date:
9 Jul 1959

Port of Departure:
Liverpool, England

Destination Port:
Lagos, Nigeria

Ship Name:

Search Ship Database:
Search the 'Accba' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Shipping line:
Elder Dempster Lines, Limited

Tem Jenkins


ErikaH Report 25 Feb 2014 13:06


1911 census

Person: FALCONER, Edith Address: Cottesbrook Bath Road Colnbrook

FALCONER, John Downie Head Married M 34 1877 Geologists Stow Midlothian VIEW
FALCONER, Edith Wife Married2 years F 40 1871 Chelsea London VIEW
FALCONER, Sophia Daughter F 1 1910 Richmond Surrey VIEW
FALCONER, Dora Daughter F 1 1910 Colnbrook Bucks VIEW
BLACKBOURN, Amelia Visitor Widow F 61 1850 Private Means St Pancras London VIEW
CLARK, Gladys Assistant Single F 18 1893 Mother's Help Hastingwood Place Harlow VIEW
HOWE, Ellen Servant Single F 41 1870 Cook General Watford Herts


ErikaH Report 25 Feb 2014 13:09

1901 census

Person: FALCONER, John D Address: 111, Brunswick Street, Edinburgh

FALCONER, John D Lodger Single M 24 1877 University Lecturer Geology
Stow Parish, Midlothian


ErikaH Report 25 Feb 2014 13:12

Marriages Sep 1908 (>99%)

BURMAN Ann Edith H Chelsea 1a 911
FALCONER John Downie Chelsea 1a 911


ErikaH Report 25 Feb 2014 13:14

1901 census

Person: BURMAN, Ann E H Address: 6, Tedworth Square, Chelsea

BURMAN, Mary Head Widow F 75 1826 Own Means
Alverstoke, Hampshire VIEW
BURMAN, Ava F Daughter Single F 42 1859 School Mistress
Westminster, London VIEW
BURMAN, Clara M Daughter Single F 40 1861 Private Governess
Westminster, London VIEW
BURMAN, Frances M Daughter Single F 36 1865 Private Governess
Westminster, London VIEW
BURMAN, Eva J Daughter Single F 33 1868 Private Governess
Westminster, London VIEW
BURMAN, Ann E H Daughter Single F 31 1870 Private 'governess'
Westminster, London VIEW
CRUMP, Frances E Servant Single F 17 1884 Housemaid 'domestic'
Margate, Kent VIEW
TOPHAM, Blanch Servant Single F 17 1884 Cook Domestic
Scarborough, Yorkshire


ErikaH Report 25 Feb 2014 13:18

No descendants from the sisters...............

1911 census

Person: BURMAN, Clara Mary Address: 6 Tedworth Gardens Chelsea

BURMAN, Ada Frances Head Single F 51 1860 Principal Of School Westminster VIEW
BURMAN, Clara Mary Sister Single F 50 1861 Co Principal Of School And Governess Westminster VIEW
BURMAN, Frances M Sister Single F 44 1867 Governess Westminster VIEW
MEREDITH, Frances Amory Boarder Single F 24 1887 Private Means Marylebone VIEW
MILLER, Miriam Servant Single F 20 1891 Cook Plumstead Essex VIEW
CHURCH, Jessie Servant Single F 20 1891 House Parlourmaid London

Deaths Jun 1942 (>99%)
Burman Eva J 74 Surrey S.E. 2a 874


johnenigma Report 1 Mar 2014 21:16

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to research and answer. I really would like to trace a living relative to pass this photograph on to.

With Regards



patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 06:53

Have you got her birth certificate for exact date of birth to see if that death I posted is her?
If it is we would know that she did not marry.
If it is not her we can try and find another death.
Neither she nor her sister show on trees on here, so it is unlikely that any living relatives are on this site, so you need to do some more research to try and find someone.
Could you say how you got to have the photograph?
Have you found the deaths of the parents to get death certificates to see who the informants are, for further clues?


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 06:55

John Downie Falconer
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Age: 32
Spouse Name: Ann Edith Hillman Burham
Spouse Age: 38
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1 Aug 1908
Parish: Chelsea Christ Church
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Father Name: John Falconer
Spouse Father: John Burham
Register Type: Parish Register

John D Falconer
Birth Date: abt 1877
Date of Registration: Jun 1947
Age at Death: 70
Registration district: Brentford
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume: 5e
Page: 25

Ann Edith Hillman Falconer
Record Type: Burial
Estimated Death Date: abt 1934
Burial Date: 14 Apr 1934
Age: 64
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Parish or Poor Law Union: Harlington
Borough: Hillingdon
Register Type: Parish Register


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:10

This is her with her parents:
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Sophia Mary Falconer
Year: 1930
County or Borough: Surrey
Ward or Division/Constituency: Spelthorne
Street address: The Cedars

With her Father and sister:
London, England, Electoral Registers
Name: Sophia Mary Falconer
Year: 1939
County or Borough: Middlesex
Ward or Division/Constituency: Spelthorne
Street address: The Cedars
Reference Number: MR/PER/C/0685


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 07:14

John Downie Falconer
Probate Date:7 Jul 1947
Death Date:16 Apr 1947
Death Place:London, England
Registry:London, England

Still single when her father died.

John of 43 Fordhook Avenue, Ealing W5, died at Hostpital Housnslow, Heston. Probate to his widow Catherine Elizabeth, also Sophia Mary Edith Downie Falconer, Dora Janet Burman Falconer, (Spinsters) & Rev John Geikie Falconer, clerk.
£6982 9s


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:22

This could be the death of Dora's husband:
Richard Gabriel A Savage
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1903
Date of Registration: Sep 1993
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Hounslow
Inferred County: London
Register Number: 26B
District and Subdistrict: 2371B
Entry Number: 204

He appears to be of Scottish and Nigerian background.


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:23

Her father married again if probate is to Catherine Elizabeth?


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:31

Marriages Dec 1941
Falconer John D Hughes Marylebone 1a 1161
Hughes Catherine E Falconer Marylebone 1a 1161


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:38

Dora's date of birth is given as 11.3.11 and Richard's as 12.10.03 on a voyage in 1956 to Lagos (their residence previously in Scotland) which does not fit with that 1911 census?

Births Jun 1911
Falconer Dora J B Staines 3a 17


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 07:43

It does if you look at the image, she was Under 1 month it has been mistranscribed.