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Edwin John Sander

Birth:

1855/56, Calais, France (British subject)

Death:

Presumed 1901 to 1911; no registration or notice of death is evident, but he was experiencing problems (see notes).

Parents:

John Sander (born 1812/13, New Radford, Notts; son of Noah Sander, born 1797/98, Basford) and Ann (born 1830/31, New Radford, Notts.)

Siblings:

Anne (“Annie”) Sander, born 1851, New Radford

Arthur Sander, born May/Jun 1860, Radford

John Sander, born 1862/63, Radford

Marriage:

to Ellen Maria Slack, 1879 in Radford

Children:

Florence Nelly Sander, born 1882, Nottingham (married in 1913)

Bernard E Sander, born 1884/85, Nottingham

Gertrude Lilian Sander (aka Lilian G Sander), born 1886/87, Nottingham

Laurence G Sander, born 1887/88, Nottingham

Residence,

Occupation:

07/04/1861 [census]: 8 Maltravers Place, Radford, Notts.; scholar

02/04/1871 [census]: Greek Street, Radford, Notts.; (lace) designer

03/04/1881 [census]: (elusive)

05/04/1891 [census]: 48 Cromwell Street, Nottingham; lace designer

06/06/1899 [receivership]: 48 Cromwell Street, Nottingham; out of business

31/03/1901 [census]: 37 Balfour Road, Nottingham (Edwin, lace designer, and son Laurence as visitors to the Mee household)

Chess:

“E. J. Sander” featured in newspaper coverage of matches and internal events of Nottingham Chess Club over the period 1883 to 1894.  The “Sanders” playing for Nottingham versus Derby on 07/01/1882 (Chess Player’s Chronicle, 11/01/1882, p. 21, and Nottinghamshire Guardian 13/01/1882, p.4) may have been E. J. Sanders, though there were many people called Sanders in Nottingham.  “E.J. Sanders” played in both of the North of England v South matches, of 1893 and 1894.

Notes:

The London Gazette of 06/06/1899 listing of new receiving orders include one regarding Edwin J Sander, out of business, lately lace manufacturer, residing at 48 Cromwell Street, Nottingham, with factory premises at Clyde Works, Ossington Street, Radford, Nottingham.  By 1901, it seems his wife had left him, in part out of economic necessity perhaps, and lived as housekeeper in the household of engineering contractor Thomas Smart at Trent Bridge.  Bernard was in 1911 living with his uncle John.  The 1911 census showed Ellen Maria Sander still living as housekeeper to Thomas Smart, but was now recorded as a widow, implying Edwin John Sander had died, one way or another, at some time from 1901 to 1911.

 

 

Henry Graham Sturton

Birth:

08/07/1843, Greenwich, Kent

Baptism:

03/01/1844, St Alphege, Greenwich

Death:

17/08/1916, Horley, Surrey (now West Sussex)

Burial:

21/08/1916, Horley, Surrey, by F. E. Watson, curate

Parents:

General practitioner Dr. William Sturton (born 1801, Anwick, Lincs.) and Elizabeth Sturton (née Whitehorn, 1805/06, London) who married in 1841, at Greenwich

Siblings:

William Ball Sturton (born 1835/36, Greenwich) – seemingly from an earlier marriage

Ann Ainsworth Sturton (born 1838, Greenwich) – seemingly from an earlier marriage

Elizabeth Agnes Sturton (born 1838, Greenwich) – seemingly from an earlier marriage

Hubert Wilson Sturton (born 1839, Greenwich) – seemingly from an earlier marriage

Helen Constance Sturton (born 1841/42, Greenwich)

Edgar Sturton (born 1844, Greenwich)

Mary Lindsay Sturton (born 1845, Greenwich)

Edith Lucy Sturton (born 1848, Greenwich)

Marriage:

to Alice Mary Jones, 1870, Lewisham

Children:

Walter Hubert Sturton (born 1871, Sidcup; bap. 21/01/1872, Sidcup)

Alice Gertrude Sturton (born 1878/79, Sidcup)

Agnes May Sturton (born 1880, Sidcup)

Frederick Ainsworth Sturton (born 1882/83, Lee)

Henry Chatfield Sturton (born 1884/85, Lee)

Residence,

Occupation:

30/03/1851 [census]: Greenwich

07/04/1861 [census]: 14 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich; merchant’s clerk

02/04/1871 [census]: Elm Tree Cottage, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent; banker’s clerk

03/04/1881 [census]: Birkbeck Road, Foots Cray Sidcup, Kent; bank clerk

1890-1893 [electoral roll]: 12 Cambridge Road, Lee, Lewisham

05/04/1891 [census]: 12 Cambridge Road, Lee, Lewisham; bank clerk

1894-1909 [electoral roll]: 17 Hamden Road, Lewisham

31/03/1901 [census]: (elusive)

1910-1912 [electoral roll]: “Lexden”, Baring Road, Lewisham

02/04/1911 [census]: “Lexden”, Baring Road, Grove Park, Lee; retired bank clerk

17/08/1916 [probate]: Wykeham, Brighton Road, Horley, Surrey

Chess:

In the mid1890s he was president of Lee Chess Club.  He beat a young H. E. Atkins in a correspondence game, at the time when Atkins was in Canterbury.  He played in both North v South of England matches, in 1893 and 1894.

 

 

Arthur Ernest Tietjen

Birth:

1866, Watford, Herts.

Death:

11/05/1838, West Wickham, Kent [probate]

Parents:

Coal merchant George Tietjen (born 1841, Peckham) and Elizabeth S Tietjen (born 1838/39, Marylebone)

Siblings:

Beatrice Ann Tietjen, born 1868, Kentish Town

Herbert George Tietjen, born 1871/72, Camden Town

Walter Shireson T Tietjen, born 1874, Kentish Town

Marriage:

to Sophia Adelaide Nicholson of 30 Outram Road, Portsea (1864/65, Portsea Island, Potsmouth, Hants.; dau. of Willam Nicholson, deceased), 30/09/1895, St Mary, parish church of Portsea, by Edgar Jacob (soon to become bishop of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Children:

George Atwill Tietjen, born 07/12/1896, Clapham; bap. Feb. 1897 by F Evelyn Gardiner, rector

Ernest Frank Tietjen, born 1898, Clapham

Archibald Walter Tietjen, born 1900, Camberwell

Grace Adelaide Tietjen, born 1902, Camberwell

Doris Marjorie Tietjen, born 1908, Camberwell

Residence,

Occupation:

02/04/1871 [census]: 53 High Street, Marylebone

03/04/1881 [census]: 14 Church Crest, Hackney; clerk in “Manchester House” (whatever that was)

05/04/1891 [census]: 50 Devonshire Road, Hackney; clerk

30/09/1895 [marriage register]: Hackney. London

Feb. 1897 [bap. reg.]: 70 Elderfield Road, Clapham

31/03/1901: (elusive)

1902 [electoral roll]: 259 Ivydale Road, Waverley Park, Peckham

02/04/1911 [census]: 259 Ivydale Road, Waverley Park, SE London; accountant for a printer

11/05/1838 [probate]: 112 The Grove, West Wickham, Kent

Chess:

His documented chess activity ranges at least from 1889 to 1913.  He was associated with Exeter Hall Chess Club in London, also the City of London Chess Club.  He played for Surrey.  He played in both North of England v South matches, of 1893 and 1894, also the 1897 Leeds v City of London telephone match.

Surname:

“Tietjen” is a German surname.  This Thomas Henry, his father George, and grandfather John, all with English names, were born in London.  Great-grandfather Claus was probably the one who arrived in England as a migrant around 1800 to 1810.

 

 

Salomon van Gelder

Birth:

1849/50, Netherlands  [censuses]

Baptism:

 

Death:

12/06/1920  [probate], Bath (death reg. index gives “Salomon”)

Parents:

Siblings:

Education:

 

Marriage:

Wife in 1881 was 23-year-old “Marian” (born 1856/57, Lewes, Sussex; apparently of maiden name Lee, as in 1881 census 8-year-old sister-in-law Mabel Lee, born W Brompton, in household).  Wife in 1901 was 53-year-old “Isabel” (born 1856/57, Lewes, Sussex).  Widow in 1920 was “Marion Isabelle”.  These could all be the same person.

The marriage of “Solomon van Gelder” and “Isabel Lee” in 1884, in London, is presumably unconnected, unless “Marian” died.

Children:

 

Residence,

Occupation:

02/04/1871:

03/04/1881 [census]: 7 Dorset Street, Westminster; musician (clearly gives “Solomon” in manuscript)

05/04/1891:

1895 [directory]: 9 Pulteney Gardens, Bath; professor of music

31/03/1901 [census]: 9 Pulteney Gardens, Bath; musician  (clearly gives “Salamon” in manuscript)

02/04/1911:

12/06/1920 [probate]: 14 Bathwick Street, Bath (“Salomon” in print)

Chess:

First appears playing for Bath in April 1886, becoming a regular player in twice-yearly matches against Bristol & Clifton, against Wiltshire, and in Somerset county teams, at least as late as 1900.  He played in both North v South matches, of 1893 and 1894.  He played in Preliminary Section 3 of the 7th British Amateur Championship in 1895, in Hastings.  He played in Class 1 of the Southern Counties Chess Union Congress in 1896, in Bristol, though retired after the first 5 of 9 rounds.

Notes:

“Salomon” is a Dutch name.  It gets rendered “Solomon” much of the time, due to being anglicised, or due to it being misheard or due to cursive script being misread.

 

 

Created

03/11/2020

Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

27/11/2020