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HENRY JOHN
1848 July 1934

Sixth son of Robert John and Phoebe Green.
Married, Francis Edwards (1848 - 29 December 1939) in 1880 at All Souls Langham Place

Francis

Four children -
Hubert Henry - 21 May 1881 - December 1943
John (Jack) - 1883 - 1941
Charles Melville - 1885 - 1959
Gertrude (Bino) - 1886 - 1960

Henry John - H. J. Klitz & Sons, Pianos, Bedford Place, Southampton

On 11 October 2005, I, (Ann Perrett nee Klitz) received the following email:
"I collect photographs and am interested in genealogy, and saw an ambrotype of two little boys called Klitz on ebay. Now the seller has linked to your website, but I wondered if he/she had told you about the picture.
I just thought if you didn't know about it, you might like to see the auction. To see a picture reunited with a family appeals to me. Jennifer Carnell"

Ann, Betty (nee Klitz) and David Green put in some bids for this photgraph, but were outbid in the end. Carol Harding nee Klitz in Canada, discovered the buyer, bidding under the name of 'giddy_uncle', lived in France and sent him an email asking why he wanted our family picture. The reply shown below:

"No I am not a member of your family. I bought this photo to add to my collection of Daguerreo types and Ambrotypes as we hope to open a small museum of photography here. These photographs are mostly monochrome but this one is hand-tinted which makes it a little more special.
Kind regards, giddy_uncle"

The photograph was apparently applied to glass. We were glad to have the opportunity to obtain a copy and after a bit of clever adjustment by Bob Klitz the result is as you see below. The reverse of the photo is also shown with the writing on card - William Lawson on the right and Henry John on the left. The picture might have been taken around 1855/6, making it approximately 150 years old.

  

 

Henry John's children

Hubert Henry

John (Jack) Charles Melville Gertrude

 

Henry John 1849 1934
=Francis Edwards - 1847 - 29.12.1939
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John Mellor (Jack) - 1883 - 1941
=Janet Gibb (Netty) - ? - ?
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Hubert Henry - 21.05.1881 - 1943
=Julia Loxton - 14.11.1877 - 04.01.1958
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Charles Melville - 1885 - 1959
=Bessie Parker - 10.03.1892 - 25.11.1983
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Gertrude Annie (Bino) - 1886 - 1960
=Ernest Blundell - ? - 1995

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Henry John