George & Emily's
great great grandaughter Kathryn Musgove
gets married to Dean Leslie Thomas on the 18th April 2009
John Harris and Dave Wilson after
many trips to the Essex Record Office found a part
of what we have been looking for at least ten years
The accounts below show how George
got his money but not who supplied it hopefully
we will find out one day. The account on the left
from 'The Essex Weekly News' the one on the right
is from 'The Essex County Chronicle' the two acconts
of the court case vary slightly the one on the
right you can read OK. The one on the left we've
in the center of the page. You will read that our
George was a bit of a rascal and that the basic
truth is that someone set up a trust fund for his
wife Cristiana Musgrove (nee Aitchison) for £12,000
a huge sum of money in 1870 the average wage was
about a one pound a week so it equals 230 years pay,
a house could be bought for under a hundred pounds.
It appears that a trust was set up with the £12,000
for the benefit of his first wife, on her death
to George, on his death to their daughter Cristiana.
Bare in mind that George's wife was to die within
months of this settlement and that he married his
second wife Emily within one month of her death.
From our Langman Relatives in the USA 2007
Very special Christmas Greetings to you both and to your respective
families! And a Beautiful Boxing Day! We were thrilled to receive
your email last night with more updates. So sorry we haven't kept
in touch but we are truly grateful to you both for your continuous
patience and enthusiasm to research more information on the family.
We have George's daughter, Christiana, visiting from Fiji. She
is 20. Knowing the Langman family picked up again is a relief.
I wonder how much Edward snr knew about his family after leaving
home. We are shocked to learn that Dad's sister lived to 2001 and
only wish we had known earlier and been able to make some contact
with her. Do you think that maybe and just maybe, there could be
others? Why was it so difficult for Edward to locate his family
after the war?
Lots of questions huh, sorry about that. Well Christmas in America
is still very special for our family. We gather together and cook
up a feast. Today our menu includes Corned Beef and Gravy, Honey
baked Turkey Breast, Fish in Coconut Milk, Baked Potatoes with
Sourcream and other trimmings. Dessert includes a Strawberry Cheesecake
and a Flan which is pretty much similar to the Creme Caramel. We
have been snacking on all sorts of sweets and snacks this morning
and will settle down to Christmas Dinner at 2pm. Is the tradition
similar out there? Anyways, we hope your Christmas was special.
Best wishes from our family to you all and hope to hear from you
Curl and Ed
Thankyou for the familytree.
Ed Snr was part of the British team who set up the Fiji Military
Forces. Both sons have had the priviledge of accessing his docs
but neither took copies out. We are hoping to talk with Geroge
during the weekend. Time difference is a challenge and the weekend
(Sat in USA and Sun in Fiji) is the only time we can chat with
him. there is quite abit to provide you on Edward's history.
Edna recently visited Croydon in 2006 after accompanying a patient
back to UK, visited Stag and Hounds but didn't know how to track
anyone else. I began this research 8 years ago. Wrote many a letter
to the UK registry. Often I research internet to see if anything
new has been cyberspaced and voila, this time I found your site.
Yes you may upload photo and certificate.
I will be in touch soon.
from a lady who found our site on google
I found your webpage on the internet and wondered if you might be able
to help me rule out your branch of Musgroves from the adoption of a boy at about
of age in around 1943?? (he was born on 14th May 1938 Dennis Gene Eaves) - all
my Mother knew was that her half-brother was given up for adoption at 5yrs of
age by her Mother - my Mother was born in 1947 so never met him other than seeing
him in the back of a car as he drove past with the adopted family (she believes),
his father is presumed to have been a G.I., and so far we've not managed to find
anymore info (we have his original birth cert but no adoption record).
It is believed that the adopted family name was Musgrove and that there was a
possibility of a greengrocer involvement but other than that we don't have alot
If any of the Musgrove Family in Islington have the same date of birth would
you be able to advise me at all ? Any assistance appreciated at this point.
I've been doing alot of research on ancestry.co.uk and genesreunited with the
rest of the family tree but drawn a blank so far with this one.... we may be
able to get the local council to research the adoption since the law recently
changed to allow a sibling to look for an adopted sibling but even then they
do not necessarily give you any info.
By the way your website is fascinating, a great read even if it's not the right
Email from Graham Hardy
are the latest updates and additions to George's story. Select
link to George's
1 1790 to 1871
Part 3 1904 onwards
1859 Death of Thomas ........Arthington Bristow
1965 Ivy Musgrove Mayfield
1975 Ivy Musgrove Broadoak
1897 Chevening Church
1876 Harris Book of Common
1911 Census Charles Harris...
1906 New Trustees...
1900 Death George Musgrove
1900 Death G J Musgrove
1900 Ivy Musgrove remembers
1894 Musgrove family at Hamlet Terrace Baddow
1902 Musgroves leave Broomfield
Alice Florence Harris
1880 Musgrove's at Navestock
1891 Ada Harris marries Alfred ....... Edward
1948 Herbert & Ivy Musgrove at
........Lee Cottage Radnage
1895 Portrait Herbert Musgrove
1921 Ruff family in Shepherds .........................Bush London
1931 Marriage Winifred Digby...
1939 Marriage George Digby...
1908 Birth Ethel Langman...
Death Ethel Langman
1911 Albury Street Deptford...
1953 Christiana Langman...
1921 Birth Joyce Digby...
1914 Birth & Death
1913 Lambert Harris's shops..
Birth Ruby Harris...
1911 Census Henry Cole...
1911 Census Thomas & ........Christiana Langman...
1911 Census John & Emily Ruff...
1910 Birth Blanche Digby...
1912 Birth Herbert Digby...
1911 Census Lambert William ........Harris Barnsbury...
1911 Census Rupert Musgrove ........and John Digby
1845 Birth of George Musgrove
1848 Birth of Ann Margaret
1861 Census Ellen Aitchison...
1790 Thomas & Agnes ........Aitchison
1824 George Aitchison moves ''''''''into Hertford
1847 George Aitchison Marries
1897 Burial registers for Emily ........and Alice
1855 John Aitchison at Cook's ........Terrace
1895 Burial Register for Daisy ........and Grace
1913 Trust fund agreement...
1956 Musgroves emigrate to ........Australia...
1855 Birth of Alice Bristow...
1861 Bristow's at Hoarwithy...
1881 Birth of Alfred Harris...
1879 marriage Lambert William ........Harris to
photos Aberdeen Road...
1922 Peggy Musgrove born...
1902 Digby Chelmsford shop...
1950 Rupert Musgrove at ........Seaford...
1922 Peggy Musgrove born...
1949 Peggy Musgrove married...
1935 Alice Harris Dies...
1937 Holidays in Kent...
1950's Musgroves at Radnage ..........and Whiteleaf...
1962 Ivy Musgrove at Princes Risborough...
1962-75 John and Lilly Digby death certs...
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