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Family at War The Rowntree Family Friends Ambulance Unit

An Introduction to the Rowntree Family 
 One Branch in the First World War Era

Contents - Index page

Dramatis Personae

A Selection of names that occur in the letters to and from Colin Rowntree in WW1

The letters available during the war period act as a considerable source of information about many friends and members of the family. The few letters from Fred and Annie are loaded with delightful pieces of anecdotal information which give a feel for some aspects of live at the time.

Colin

Colin Rowntree

Fredís son

Mary

Mary Rowntree

Colinís wife nee Begg

Willy C

William Cruikshank

Fredís wife nephew

Ada

Ada Cruikshank

Willyís wife

Nora

Nora - ? maybe

Willy & Ada maid

Baby

Stephen Cruikskank

Willy & Ada son

Harry

Harold Rowntree

Fredís nephew

Donald

Donald Gray

Son of Dr AA Gray

Winkie

Winifred nee Hickman

Douglasís wife

Doodie

Douglas Rowntree

Son of Fred Rowntree

Fred = Dadda

Frederick Rowntree

Maman, Nan

Mary Ann Rowntree

Fredís wife nee Gray

La Doctor

Dr Albert Alexander Gray

Ozel

Mr Ozel and Elsie

Worked for Fred

Chas

Charles Gray

Fredís wife nephew

Bird

Wilfred J Bird

Harold Ellis

Married relation in Scalby

Molly

Judith Mary Thorp nee Rowntree

Fredís daughter

Ralph  - Ralphie

Ralph Thorp

Architect from Leeds settled at Hammersmith Ter. - married to Molly

Betsy

Betsy Thorp

Mollyís daughter

Ann

Ann Rowntree

Douglasí daughter

Nicolas

Nicolas Rowntree

Douglasí son

Michael

Michael Rowntree

Colinís son

Aunt Mabel

Mabel Gray

Dr.A.A.Grayís wife

Laurie

Laurence E Rowntree

Grandson of Joseph Rowntree II

Joan

Joan Hurndall Rowntree

Fredís niece

Ella

Ella Rowntree

Arthursís wife

Arthur

Arthur Rowntree

Head of Bootham , Fredís brother

Sir George Newman

Chair of FAU- Lived in Harrow Weald

Lady Newman

Wife of Sir George

Harry Ė a cadet

Maybe Henry Woodville Gray

Fredís wifeís nephew

Arnold

Dr Arnold Gray

Dr. at Tayvialich

The Drapers

Draper lived in Kelmscott House from 1905 to 1915, and subsequently at Bedford House on Chiswick Mall. Besides writing histories of Hammersmith and Chiswick, he was an influential local figure. He led successful protests against building a new road through Hammersmith and against siting a gas-works on Dukes..-