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Keepers and Woodmen of the Forest of Dean, 1894.

Forest Keepers

Whitemead Park , Parkend, 1894

Left to right:

Crown Woodmen - Henry Jones, Marions Lodge, Wm. Cowmeadow, Blakeney Hill Lodge, Henry Smith, Mailscot Lodge, George Bramer, Lea Bailey Lodge, J Brown, Biblins Lodge, W Anderson, Churchill Lodge, John Godwin, Ruardean Hill Lodge, John Howells, Serridge Lodge, John Hatton, Russels Lodge, A Johnson, Crabtree Hill Lodge, T W Morris, Perch Lodge, Mr Marmaduke Laver (Survey Clerk) John Tyler, Nagshead Lodge, Richard Smith, Edgehills Lodge, W Henderson, Cockshoot Lodge, Mr J Johnson (Superintendent of Works) Birches Lodge, John Vaughan, Sallowvallets Lodge, Wm Christie, Stapledge Lodge, Thomas Morgan, Parkhill Lodge,

Crown Keepers Wm Morris, Danby Lodge, W Christie, Herbert Lodge, John Gaudern, Centre, (sitting) Mr Phillip Baylis,Deputy Surveyor

Sean Laver added (January 2021): "... Marmaduke Laver was my forebear, born 1814 - Chigwell, Essex, England He was clearly quite a catch, as the 1891 census says he lived in Perch Lodge, Lane End, Gloucestershire, Wales aged 76 with his 30 year old bride and 7 year old nephew!".


Gordon Howells added: "... was delighted to see this photograph of the Crown Woodmen including my Great Great Grandfather John Howells. I had not seen a photograph of him before and I would be interested to know if the names on the photograph follow the actual line up left to right. I would also of course be interested to hear from anyone who has further information on the Howells family as Crown Woodmen. After Johns death in 1902 his wife Eliza Ann nee Case I believe moved to Parkend where it seems she ran a shop. I wonder if anyone could help to throw any more light on that for me?" gordonDOThowellsAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk

A Kaye added (Feb 2011): "... Interesting to see John Tyler crown woodsman at Nagshead Lodge. He made a sandstone memorial when he planted a one month old oak tree (no longer standing) to commemorate the 60th Year of Queen Victoria in 1897. The stone is perfectly preserved and covered, which has helped to keep it as good as new. Anyone with any other info about Nagshead Lodge would be greatly appreciated".

Paul Cross added (May 2011): "... My great grandfather was Ernest Howells who was born at Russells Lodge. John Howells in this picture is his brother".

Joyce Cross added (May 2011): "My father was Harold Howells ... Ernest was my grandfather but I never met him, he died when dad was six. My dad had relatives in the Forest who were policeman ..."

David Lane added (August 2021): "... My GG Grandfather was George Brammer was born at the Reddings Lodge in Stuanton in 1836 and moved to Crab Tree Lodge His wife died at Crabtree Lodge in 1880 and he then moved to Lea Bailey Lodge until he death in 1896 aged 60".

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