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Offline Paolo

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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2016, 09:18:40 »
From the Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate and Cheriton Herald - 27th April 1912

"The other bereaved resident is Mrs. Cole Bowen, (Edward's sister Florence), of Clyne House, North Road (Hythe) whose brother, Mr. (Edward) Colley, was a passenger in the unfortunate liner.  Mr. Colley did not live at Hythe but three weeks ago today (Saturday) he was on a visit to his sister at Clyne House."

A picture of Clyne House may be seen on the following link.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tjuIAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT19&lpg=PT19&dq=clyne+house+north+road+hythe&source=bl&ots=lvXdrePycX&sig=2QfSz-xcyyGZgKXuK7fCA9cAyTI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjX0Znl5qTOAhUoBMAKHQbvBEoQ6AEINDAD#v=onepage&q=clyne%20house%20north%20road%20hythe&f=false

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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 18:04:17 »
Be patient, Nemo!

Edward's niece, Elizabeth, was a prolific authoress.

Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen was born on 7 June, 1899 at 15 Herbert Place in Dublin and baptised in the nearby St Stephen's Church on Upper Mount Street. Her parents, Henry Charles Cole Bowen and Florence (née Colley) Bowen later brought her to Bowen's Court at Farahy, near Kildorrery, County Cork, where she spent her summers. When her father (Edward's brother-in-law) became mentally ill in 1907, she and her mother moved to England, eventually settling in Hythe.  Although her last residence was Carbery, Church Hill, Hythe (commemorated by a blue plaque) that is a 60s property and she her parents or other members of the family could have lived elsewhere locally before.  I will try to find out.

An interesting thing in all of this is that, some years ago, there was an exhibition of Titanic artefacts at Greenwich among which was a ceramic souvenir " A Present from Folkestone" - purchased by Edward on his visit to his sister Constance's funeral?  Possibly.

The quest continues in memory of PeterChall



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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 17:30:40 »
Mind you, I'm not seeing the Hythe connection!

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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 09:39:43 »
Thank you Conan, game over, all the best signals99 😬

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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 08:53:18 »
There is a fairly concise potted history of the gentleman here

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/edward-pomeroy-colley.html
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Re: Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 04:51:13 »
Greetings fellow members. Ref E P Colley, just the sort of thing to put a challenge to our collective skills.
My challenge is "what can we discover about this unfortunate gentleman?". Was he a crew member or maybe a passenger? (not much else to choose from). Maybe other members would care to join in the search, purely as an intellectual exercise, perhaps in memory of PeterChall, feel certain he would have taken up the challenge and enjoyed it .

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Colley, Hythe (Titanic)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 16:10:48 »
In dear memory of Edward Pomroy Colley.  Born 15 April 1875.  Entered into eternal life 15 April 1912 through the sinking of the steamship “Titanic”

 

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