~ CHARLES MILLINGTON DRAYSON ~

C. M. Drayson, C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 ST. GEORGE'S STREET c. 1863

50 ST. GEORGE'S STREET c. 1871 onwards

CANTERBURY

Charles Drayson b.1825 died 1899 in Canterbury (age 74)

 

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"A SEATED LADY" a photograph in my collection, pre-1871

Photographed by C. M. Drayson.

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

 

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"LADY STANDING" a photograph in my collection, pre-1871

Photographed by C. M. Drayson.

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

 

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"SIBLINGS" my photo by, Photographer, Canterbury c. 1870's

On the back of the card below with the girl is written "Stanley Forrest Dombrain - 6 years old when taken". I believe that this is an error, and should have been written

on the CDV above, as the CDV below from J. Clark, Dover also has the note of "Stanley Forrest Dombrain, 8 years old 1865"

A Photograph taken by J. Clark in Dover. The same children photographed by Charles Drayson.

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Marked as "STANLEY FORREST DOMBRAIN" my photo by, Photographer, Canterbury c. 1870's

Backdrop as in one of the photo's above

 

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"LADY STANDING" a photograph in my collection, pre-1864

Photographed by C. M. Drayson.

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

 

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"LADY SITTING" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"LOVELY LADY" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"THE GENTLEMAN" a photograph, courtesy of the late Phoebe Louisa Sutton nee Conley

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"THE NORMAN STAIRCASE " a photograph by Charles M. Drayson

Sold by Hal Drury , March 5, 1868

C. Millington Drayson (photograph sold by HAL DRURY, Fine Arts Repository, Canterbury)

*Photo courtesy of a frequent visitor

 

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"THE DANE JOHN" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

 

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My own dear departed father Mr. Neame died February 1861

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My much beloved and ever to be lamented Mamma who died May 4th, 1864

*there was a note with the photographs as follows:

These photos are of Mr. Neame who died February 1861.

His wife Mrs. Neame, who died May 4th, 1864.

The child is a daughter Constance born (approx) 1854 - she married William HELPS a Captain in Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles. Their married life was spent on their Tea Plantation, they had 6 children (3 boys, 3 girls). Constance died after a difficult childbirth in 1888, the baby dying the following day.

The writing on the rear of the pictures is that of Constance.

*I cannot find anything to collaborate this yet (the photo's are obviously copies of older pictures as they are not clear and the card backs are most likely made after 1864 when the princesses Helena and Louisa visited Canterbury.)

 

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"MARY ALFORD" a photograph in my collection, I think the date is Feb 10, 1876

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

13 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

Could be Dean ALFORDS daughter/relation Mary Alford..one of the bridesmaids at his eldest daughters wedding Miss Alice Alford to the Rev. Henry Bullock

*there was a Mary Jane Alford (born Canterbury) age 1 at 6 Chantry Lane in 1861 with her parents James Alford (Somersetshire) Bricklayers labourer and mom Eliza Alford (born Canterbury)

There was a Mary Jane Alford was working as a waitress in 1891 at the George Hotel, 4 Market Place, Frome, Somerset (born Canterbury, age 30)

*there was a Mary Jane Alford (born Canterbury) in the 1911 census working in a Hotel in Somerset as a Waitress

 

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"FAMILY PORTRAIT" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

 

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I would love to know what his pin symbolizes

"GENTLEMAN" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"GREAT AUNT, ANN PEPPER" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"GREAT UNCLE, THOMAS PEPPER" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"WELL DRESSED COUPLE" a photograph in my collection, after 1864 (as noted by the royal visit)

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"HENRY HALFORD RUGG c. 1870" a photograph courtesy of P. White

Patronized by their Royal Highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's St.

Canterbury

The Princesses Helena and Louisa

 

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"GENTLEMAN WITH TOP HAT" my photo by, Photographer, Canterbury c. 1870's

Patronized by their royal highnesses

C. Millington Drayson

Photographer

50 St. George's Street

Canterbury

The Princesses

Helena and Louisa

 

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"AN OLDER GENTLEMAN WITH TOP HAT AND CANE, SITTING" a photograph in my collection

 

An unnamed photograph from May & Amelia Inge's album supplied by a descendant. Some of the photographs may date back to the 1860s. May Inge was a grocer in Canterbury and a Bible thumping Methodist lay preacher. Amelia was John Hobday's daughter. John Hobday was a businessman of many trades. In 1882 an advert described him as a "Cabinet Maker, Upholster, Auctioneer, Appraiser, House Agent, House Decorator, Undertaker, &c., 60 & 61 Palace Street, Canterbury. Contractor for Removal of Furniture in Pantechnicon Vans, by Road or Rail."

 

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A carte-de-visted of the West Gate c. 1870's (likely just after the shop was taken over by Brookes Bros.)

 

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A carte-de-visted of the Black Princes Tomb c. 1870's (likely just after the shop was taken over by Brookes Bros.)

Born c. 1825

Married in 1847 in Canterbury to Elizabeth Hyde

1851 - working as a confectioner

1858 Melville Directory - Charles M. Dryason, Confectioner, Tea Dealer, Tailor and Tobbaconist, St. George's Street

c. 1860 a photograph of Sir Henry Perceval De Bathe, 4th Bt, in the National portrait gallery, by Charles Millington Drayson

1861 Charles M. Drayson was working as a Confectioner

Likely by 1863 Charles has started work as a photographer

February 13, 1863 - Photographs registered during the past week - Mr. C. M. Drayson, 13 St. George's Street, Canterbury - Two portraits of Henry Alford, D.D. Dean of Canterbury

June 19, 1863 - Photographs registered during the past week - Mr. Charles Millington Drayson, 13 St. George's Street, Canterbury - Two Photographs of the late Dr. Russell, Canon of Canterbury

1865 poll no. 1549 Drayson, Chas. M. 13 St. George's Street, Canterbury voted "D", parish of qualification is Saint Mary Bredin

A photograph of Mrs. Bloomfield (owned by the State Library of Victoria)

c. 1865 a photograph (albumen silver print) of Mrs. Alford in the National Gallery of Canada by C. Millington Drayson

In the early 1870's the couple are living at 50 St. George's Street, and Charles is working as a Photographer

1871 - working as a photographer and employing 1 man and 1 boy, 50 St. George's Street

1871 exhibiting at the Royal Photographic Society (Canterbury Cathedral, selling copies for 1 guinea)

c 1875 - the National Gallery of Canada owns a albumen silver print of Mary Alford by C. Millington Drayson, also a photo of Mrs. Milhausen, Wife of the Bishop of Barbados

Brookes Bros. took over the shop on St. George's Street *Bankrupt by 1879

1881 36A Nunnery Fields (St. Mary Bredin), with his wife Elizabeth, noted as retired photographer

Living at "Album Villa", Nunnery Fields from c. 1891 to 1899, Charles Millington Drayson

Charles M. Drayson passed away in 1899 at the age of 74 in Canterbury

C. M. Drayson, Cathedral Yard, Canterbury (Book Seller and Dealer in Works of art: photographs by Frith, Wilson, Valentine, Poulton, Spottiswoode, and others (a copy in the Getty Research Library, California)

Guide to Canterbury and the Cathedral, published by C. M. Drayson (a copy in the London Library)

A photograph of his in the Penn State University Library, Special Collections

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DRAYSON FAMILY NAME

Charles Drayson of Faversham bachelor & Sarah Plommer of the same spinster, at Faversham January 26, 1774

Charles Drayson junior of Faversham bachelor and Ann Dann of the same spinster, February 23, 1813

Charles Drayson born December 18, 1775, Canterbury - Died January 11, 1854 - Father - Matthew Drayson (c. 1749 St. Mary Magdalen, died Nov 17, 1822), mother Sarah (b. c. 1753, St. Mary Magdalen d. July 16, 1818)

Married - Sarah Taylor, May 5, 1795, St. Mary Magdalen, Canterbury

Elizabeth Drayson, christened March 6, 1796, St. Alphege, Canterbury, parents Charles and Sarah Drayson

Ann Drayson, birth April 20, 1821, Canterbury, Kent, father Charles Drayson and Sarah Taylor

1841 Black Friars - Charles Drayson, in his 60's, Shoe Maker

Henry Drayson in his 40's, Shoe Maker

Drayson, Charles, 1843 : Corrody (In-brother S. John's, Cant.); 16, 200. England: Canterbury - Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (A-K)

Sarah Drayson age 82 (likely Charles' mother)

1850's - Northgate Street, St. John's Hospital

Charles Drayson, married age 75, Alms-man - born Canterbury

Sarah Drayson, married age 73, Alms-woman - born Canterbury

Early 1850's 26 Broad Street (St. Paul) Charles Drayson age 48, Carpenter, Journeyman, born Canterbury, wife Mary Ann Drayson age 49, born Canterbury, daughter Mary age 19 born Canterbury Death-Charles Drayson abt b.1803 d.1879 Canterbury

Elizabeth Drayson widow of John Ormand born Canterbury, October 3, 1806, she died July 12, 1886 in Petersburg, daughter of Charles Drayson and Sarah Taylor.


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