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Sophia Mary E D Falconer

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Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 07:45

This is their brother (was with family in 1934)

John Geikie Falconer
Birth Date:2 Mar 1913
Date of Registration:Oct 1997
Age at Death:84
Registration district:Hounslow
Inferred County:London
Register Number:34C
District and Subdistrict:2371C
Entry Number:279

He enlisted 1/3/1939 as a Royal Navy chaplain, and served up to 1962.


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:50

Catherine is still at the same address here, with a variety of different people also at 43:
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
Name: Catherine E Falconer
Year: 1964
County or Borough: Ealing
Ward or Division/Constituency: Ealing South
Street address: 43 Fordhook Avenue
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/2903


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 07:56

I cannot see a birth for the 'brother'.

Could he be a nephew, and born Scotland?


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 08:18

John Downie moved back and forth to Nigeria 1917/26, on one of the incoming passenger lists he states last permanent residence as Scotland - so I was wondering the same, was the other child born Scotland.

If John jnr was a nephew, is it likely he would have been named on probate?


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 08:25

This looks like birth of John Downie Falconer's sister:
Marianne Wilson Falconer
Birth Date: 24 Sep 1874
Father's Name: John Falconer
Mother's Name: Sophia Downie
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11699-1
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 6035516

John jnr on probate because he is male and the rest were female?


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 08:39

For info:
"'Crook, Rev. James Gordon
'Day, Rev. Edmund Francis
xxxxxxFalconer, Rev. John Geikie


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 08:40

In 1965 Sophia and John G Falconer were living 10 Hounslow Avenue - they were also there in 1963, which confirmed her initials as Sophia M E D. They could be cousins, but not sure.

This could confirm he left the navy in 1962, as he doesn't appear on later navy lists.


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 08:54

John Downie Falconer (1876-1947) was a graduate of the University who became Lecturer in Geography, 1911 to 1916.

Born in Midlothian, Falconer graduated MA from the University (Glasgow) in 1897 and BSc (1901) and DSc (1906) from the University of Edinburgh. He was an assistant to Professor James Geike at Edinburgh before he was appointed Principal of the Mineral Survey of Northern Nigeria in 1904. After spending five years at the University as a lecturer, Falconer returned to Africa in 1916 and became Director of the Geological Survey of Nigeria from 1918 to 1927. He was subsequently the Geologist to the Republic of Uruguay.

So could be his son born in Scotland

Need to look on Scottish records for family of John Geikie Falconer

And death record to see who the informant was.


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 09:00

Looks like the Nigereia connection continued, daughter Dora going there - gives address as 10 Hounslow Avenue, she is a surgeon.

Miss D J B Falconer
Birth Date:abt 1911
Departure Date:15 Nov 1947
Port of Departure:Liverpool, England
Destination Port:Lagos, Nigeria
Ship Name:Accra


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 09:12

Does this imply no children if using Dora?


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 09:18

Dora's obituary was in The Times and lots of information in various journals and articles.

You need to pay to fund The Times archived information - should say who her family was, if any.



Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 09:34

There's a obituary in the Times in 2011 for Dora, but you have to subscribe to view full article.

OOPS, am repeating you Pat ;-)


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 09:48

Dr Dora Janet Burman Savage (née Falconer), born 11th March 1911 in Colmbrook, nr London. Passed away in her sleep in the early hours of 18th December 2010. Dora Savage graduated from the Royal Free Medical School and went on to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1942. Dr Savage had an eventful career serving in the RAMC in East Africa during the War, treating wounded soldiers from the Far East, ending up with the rank of Lt. Col., and later working with her husband Dr Richard Savage in Nigeria. She will be missed by all those who knew her. The Funeral will take place at Mortlake Crematorium Monday 17th January 2011 11 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to Nazareth House, Hammersmith, would be appreciated in gratitude for the excellent care she received there in her final years.

So no mention of any children - from Daily Telegraph.


patchem Report 2 Mar 2014 14:20


Why do you say that the death that I posted is the wrong one?

She died in Hounslow after living in Hounslow Avenue...


Flip Report 2 Mar 2014 14:25

It doesn't look like there are any living descendants of the family, none of them appear to have had children.

And I agree with Pat, I think the death she posted is the most likely for the Sophia you are looking for.