PATFIELD: Alma… Appendix 4
The "Patfield" section of this site will only have a few chapters in this early stage of preparation. This is in memory of my mother, Alma Maud STRONG (née PATFIELD). It is not intended to be a full account of the PATFIELDs, since this is covered by other publications. My narrow focus is on our part of this family. Please read in sequence by following the links at the bottom of each page or use the "Quick Nav" at top right. If you wish to select individual chapters, please click on the top left link to the "Sitemap" page. Note that it is intended that the chapters develop the story of our family and appendices will contain supporting data. The section is integrated with the Photo Gallery: “Alma PATFIELD… her father's & mother's lines.” This gallery illustrates Alma's early German heritage, her grandparents, parents & siblings, and her own life. Note the styles: links to individual images: …#2 ; citation of sources: …2)
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This appendix contains supporting data for the preceding chapter 5, including problem photos. An appeal is made to the kind reader who might be able to help with identification and further information.
Appendix 4 : The PRESLANDs… family of Minnie PRESLAND née ROSE
There are three problem photos beneath. Can anybody help who is associated with the PRESLANDs or past students at Vacy School? See photos below ↓
Possible photo of Minnie ROSE with her twin sister as a young woman…
Judy Soper…3) kindly sent a photo of two "Unknown Ladies" below… possibly of the twins Alice Maud (L) & Minnie (R). This photo came from the Thomas and Dora SOPER family, presumably via their son Edward Percival SOPER, who cared for his father Thomas when he died. Unfortunately no names are written on the back. Looking at the woman on the left of “Unknown Ladies”, we can suggest similarities with a separate photo of Alice Maud here. Note the little “fold” (inferior tarsal fold of the lower eyelid) beneath the eyes, similarities in hair colour & texture and also forehead shape. The women in “Unknown Ladies” could be close sisters… since they appear to have the same brooches, same pearl necklaces, similar tops and similar ages. I am hoping that someone might have a similar photo which has been identified? Can anyone help?
Vacy School Photos
There will be PRESLAND children in the following photos. These photos were kindly sent by Col Horn…1) and came from his grandmother Elsie HORN née BROOKER's collection. Can anyone help with identification? The following table shows the PRESLAND possibilities:
|#||Last Name||Birth-Death||Year Enrolled|
|4||May Elizabeth Jane||1904-1948||1910, 1913|
|9||Edna Grace (Girlie)||1915-1989||—|
Any other names apart from PRESLAND would also be gratefully received and would certainly add to the historic value of these photos:
Vacy School 1916-18.
Vacy pupils 1925.
Sources… Appendix 4: The PRESLANDs
1) Colin Horn. Pers. comm. 2015-17. Colin is the grandson of Bram & Elsie HORN. He lived opposite the PRESLAND house in the 1950’s.
2) Jocelyn Lloyd. Transcriptions from: Admission Register 1886-1956, Vacy Public School. State Records NSW; Item: [1/4960] . See here.
3) Judy Soper. Pers. comm. 2015-17.
4) Barry Alsop (Editor). Vacy Public School, 1859-1984 : A booklet to commemorate 125 years of service, compiled by the Principal & members of the P. &C. Association. Vacy; 1984.
5) Jocelyn Lloyd. Pers. comm. 2015-17.
Especial thanks to Colin HORN and Judy SOPER, who kindly provided the problem photos above. We have a joint interest in finding names in these photos.
It would be great if descendants of the PRESLANDs, or people with knowledge of this family, could make contact with me. I know remarkably little about great aunt Minnie PRESLAND née ROSE. It would be great to find her photo. Can anyone help with more information? See the e-mail link at the bottom of this page.
The Story Continues
- Chapter 6 …mtDNA & Maternal Ancestry.