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Family Travels
In Rememberance
ARNOLD census
GRIGG census
KING census
Arthur's Rifles
Elsie's Autographs
Enright Story
Geneva House
Harold's Reports
Harold's War

My family tree can be divided into four parts by using my grandparent's respective surnames. Both sets of grandparents were married and set up home in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Both of my grandfather's families have strong roots on the Isle of Wight - and, strangely enough, both of my grandmother's families did a significant amount of travelling!


Reginald James ARNOLD
(with his father and sister)

Reginald James ARNOLD was born in 1907 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, the eldest child of Arthur James ARNOLD and Catherine Mary SULLIVAN. Arthur's family lived and worked on the Appuldurcombe Estate near Wroxall, originating from Horringford on the Isle of Wight. Catherine had been born in Marylebone in London where her father and both grandfathers were Tailors. Both sets of Catherine's grandparents had arrived in London from Ireland.


Elsie Vera May GRIGG
(with her little sister)

Elsie Vera May GRIGG was born in 1907 in Hull-on-Humber, Yorkshire, the fourth child of Reginald Arthur GRIGG and 'Lily' Elizabeth FISHER. Both Reginald and Lily's parents met, married and brought up their children in London in the late 1800s. Reginald's father came originally from Mawgan-in-meneage in Cornwall where his father was a Farmer. Her mother 'Lily' was born in Chiswick with links back to Gosport, Godmanchester, St Helier, and also Wexford in Ireland.


(with his older brothers and sister)

Harold WESTMORE was born in 1914 in Luccombe, Isle of Wight, the youngest child of Henry 'Harry' WESTMORE and Netty Frances GREENHAM. Henry's family was from Arreton on the Isle of Wight, originating from Niton, Isle of Wight where his g-g-g-grandfather was a Yeoman. Netty was from Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight. Her grandfather Francis was Farm Bailiff at Palmer's Farm, but before then her ancestors came from Powerstock in Dorset.


Doreen Margaret KING
(with her older sisters and brother)

Doreen Margaret KING was born in 1918 in Pretoria, South Africa, the fourth child of Reginald Francis KING and Margaret Mary ENRIGHT. Reginald's family was from Whitwell and Ventnor on the Isle of Wight with a significant amount of Gardeners amongst them. Margaret was from Castleconnell, Limerick, Ireland where her father was a Salmon Fisherman, and her grandfather was possibly the 'Blind Ferryman of Castleconnell'.