Thwaites and Inglis families


Julia Flutter writes in December 2012 :

I recently bought a collection of glass negatives on the Isle of Wight and have identified some of the people in the photographs. I thought these might be of interest to any of your members who are interested in the Inglis family (who lived at The Shrubbery, Newport in the 1890s) and the Thwaites family (of St John's Parsonage, Watergate Road, Carisbrooke) and a man called Doctor Train.

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Mrs. Thwaites Mrs. Thwaites was Clara Jane Thwaites (née Hepworth), the wife of the Rev. Henry G. Thwaites, the Vicar of St John's Carisbrooke. The family lived at St John's Parsonage, and are recorded there in the 1891 Census. Although their daughter Cara was born in Newport in 1880, they are not recorded on the 1881 Census in Newport. By 1901 the family had moved to Paddington.
Ernest Thwaites Ernest Hepworth Thwaites was born in 1869 in Birmingham.
Ernest Thwaites and dog, 1893 Ernest Hepworth Thwaites is seen at leisure reading what appears to be a First English Edition of "A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain, published in England in 1880.
Basil and Guy Thwaites Basil Champion Thwaites was born in 1876 in Birmingham. Guy Thwaites was born in 1877 in Nuneaton. Here they are in fancy dress, seemingly as Red Indians.
The Inglis family in 1893 The Inglis family had 10 children, eight of whom survived. By 1891 Mrs Jessie Anne Inglis was a widow, and is listed on the 1901 Census as a Visitor at The Shrubbery, Newport, the household of the Pinnock family. It is not known which of her children are shown in this photo.
The Inglis family - Hilda sitting Mrs Inglis had been born in Mussourie, India, and several of her children were born in Calcutta. The 1891 Census lists some of her eight surviving children: Ethel, aged 20 (born in Forfarshire); Charles aged 12, Emily aged 11, and Arthur aged 9 (the last three born in Calcutta); in 1891 the family were at The Homestead, Alleyn Park, Camberwell. By 1911 Mrs Inglis was living at Bul Bul, Dormans Park, Lingfield Surrey. She died in 1937.
Dr Train 1893 I have not been able to find out who Dr Train was. He is not listed in any of the Medical Registers of the latter part of the 19th century, so he may have been either a Doctor of Divinity or held some other academic Doctorate.

M Shaw writes in Nov 2018 :

I suspect that this is the Reverend John Gilkison Train (1847-1920). There's a picture of him as an older man here:

Train was the father of Mary Train, who married John McClelland Henderson in 1899. John M Henderson's younger sister Daisy married Colin Inglis, who was one of Jessie Inglis's sons (see above). (I imagine that Colin is the smaller boy in your picture of four Inglis children - he was born in 1883). 1893 is earlier than I had thought there to be a link between the families, however the Hendersons and Inglis families had something of a globetrotting history, and may well have known each other in India and/or South Africa, given the tendency of Europeans in such areas in those days to stick together. What they were all doing on the Isle of Wight in 1893, I have no idea!

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