More Deboard (de Borde) History

More Deboard (de Borde) History

I originally posted what I knew about the Deboards (de Bordes) on April 10, 2010 and, as expected, it didn’t attract much attention. Recently, however, there has been a flurry of activity centered on that subject. On December 30, 2010 I was contacted by one Andrew Smith who resides in St. Ives, Cornwall, England. He told me that his great great grandparents and mine were  the same people which makes him my third cousin. There followed an exchange of information and, as a result, I now know quite a bit more about that branch of my family. So for those in my extended family who are interested I will list some of the things that I learned.

One of the things “Andy” sent me was the four generations photo shown below:

Four Generation Photo

Four Generation Photo

This photo, taken in 1901 shows the following:

On the right is Eliza (Richardson) de Borde our mutual great great grandmother . On the left is Susan (de Borde) Robbins who is a sister to my great grandmother Clara (de Borde) Williams. Standing in the center is Ada Fanny (Robbins) Smith, and the baby is Arnold Vivian Smith, eldest brother to Andy’s father. In addition, Andy sent me photos of our mutual great great grandfather’s works of art. These pieces by Joseph de Borde may be seen by clicking here.

Andy also sent notes, shown below, made by his grandmother and his great aunt, both daughters of Susan (de Borde) Robins concerning the history of the de Bordes:

family notes Ipsd

fam notes

In addition, thanks to some old census records (1881), we have the following data:

Joseph Deboard age 60     30 Clarendon Street       Paddington       London

Occupation: Engine Fitter

Birth Place:  Leicester

Baptised: 04.04.1821  St. Margaret     Leicester

Parents: John Deboard and Maria (Mary)

From this we know that gt gt gt grandfather was called John Deboard. Note the spelling of the last name at that time.

Finally, thanks to my first cousin Phillip Kidd, we now have the following two photos:

(Click image for larger view)

Joseph de Board

Joseph de Board

Eliza (Richardson) de Board

Eliza (Richardson) de Board

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