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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D504/146
TitleThe Hands family of Middlesex, Kent, and Hertfordshire
DescriptionDecimus Hands was married twice, with two children from his first marriage. His second wife - Jane Garstang Hands.
John George Edmund Hands, who in 1908 toured Australasia, was married to Margaret Ada Hands. They were originally based at Watford, Herts. Then, along with his sister Eliza Mary Anna Hands, moved to Birchington on Sea, Kent.
John also had a half sister, Catherine Lavinia Earp. She had two sons, Rosslyn and Freeling. Catherine was possibly married to J. Oswald Earp, of Riber, Matlock.
John was to authorise his Executors to appoint Francis James Taylor as their solicitor in his second codicil of 1909.
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorClient of Messrs Brooke Taylor & Company of Bakewell, solicitors
Hands family of Middlesex, Kent, and Hertfordshire
Related MaterialFor counterpart agreement invovling John Oswald Earp relating to lead mining operations at Lomberdale in 1914, see D504/8/2/3/1-3
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