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One side of recent Guise History
The Guise Family webpages are currently still being developed, as since 2011, information from many sources has become available. Contact with other members of the family has been very gratifying and exciting and has enabled much information to come to light and has given immense insights into the nature of the Guise-Fleuss family
An Introductory Comment to the Guise and Related Families - 2015
A few years ago very little was known by the author
of the history of the Guise Family. The Danish connection was known
with the associated myth regarding the flight of the De Guise family from
France at the time of the French Revolution.
There was a proud
myth within the family that it was related to the De Guise Family
who may have escaped
France to Denmark at the time of the French Revolution.
However, information from Dr.Paul Renan, a descendant of a De Guise who married a Dane, suggests that the De Guise family may have fled successfully from France to Denmark in 1812.
Vera Fleuss married Jules Guise, the boy next door in Bonham Road Wandworth and they had 3 children Anthony, Yvonne and Marie.
Jules Guise was the son of Jules Carl Guise a, theatrical agent from Denmark, who had married Therese Tourniaire, the grand-daughter of a French circus man, Jacques Tourniaire who became the Equestrian Master to Tsar Nicholas I. Before his marriage Jules Carl had the surname Geise.
Vera Fleuss was one of eight children who grandfather was Henry J Fleuss the Artist and the first Drawing Master at Marlborough College. His son Henry Otto Fleuss
Jules Carl Giese (later Guise) from Denmark married Therese Caroline Alexandrine Tourniaire from France in 1880. They had 6 children ( one, Carl, died young) and settled in England.
The results of that research are to be seen on the page The Giese Family.
Anthony Benoit Guise, an artist and soldier in the 2nd World War, died in Columbo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka ) on 23 July 1944 while On Active Service.
He had just married Joan Dibdin and had one son.
Neil Callow was best man. Jean Irvine was brides maid
The annotated group wedding photograph shows some of the family including Paul Frankland a cousin who went to Canada.
Maria Guise worked as company secretary for Eutectic Alloys and lived at home caring for her mother. She died in 2004
Yvonne married Neal Callow to produce one son, Simon.
By 1900 the Guise family had settled in Brixton.
Kelly’s for 1901/02 show they lived at 27 Bonham Road and they stayed there
until the 1909 Kelly’s Directory show them at No. 25. The Fleuss family
(Henry Otto Fleuss) lived at No. 23. Julius Carl and Therese continued to live
there, Julius dying on 29th June 1939. I understand Therese was
bombed out of Bonham Road during the blitz.
It is clear that Therese was the driving factor in
the adoption of the surname Guise, and giving all the children French names.
Even her husband was often called Jules, rather that his original Julius.
|The known family tree has grown in complexity and is now in
The Giese Tree starts in Denmark and finishes with Jules Carl guise who changed his name to Guise.
His son Jules Guise married Vera Fleuss the grand daughter of Henry Joseph Fluess and artist born in Prussia
|These trees are incomplete; for further details go to Full Family Trees - for authorization contact curator|