Oliver Family History Gallery
Photograph kindly shared by Linda Tomline. Circa 1896/1897. This is the family of William Augustus (b.1855) and Elizabeth Oliver (nee Whitley) of Combe. Standing at the back are Elsie, Elizabeth, Sidney, seated are William Augustus and Elizabeth, standing between them John (Jack) and seated in front are Philip (killed in WW1) and Matilda.
Photograph kindly shared by Rene Harris/Barbara Silvester. Circa early 1930's. This is May (Oliver, b.1888) and Tom Harris with their twin sons Bernard and Henry. May and Tom were parents-in-law of Rene Harris, the wife of Bernard, Rene still lives in Stonesfield today.
Photograph shared by Shane Bywaters. Circa WW1. This Frank Oliver (b.1890). Frank is Shane's Great Grandfather and brother of May Harris who appears in other photos in the gallery.
Photograph taken at the Cock Inn in Combe. Circa 1930/31. Combe Cricket TeamThis picture includes 3 Oliver brothers, Allan Thomas (b. 1906, back row, 3rd from left, Seymour Albert Johnston (b. 1913, back row, 5th from left) and William Alexander (b. 1897, front row, far right). It also includes William Alexander's son, Herbert William Edward (b.1926, front row, far left, scorer).
Photograph kindly provided by Roger Maisey. 1927. Here are the Maisey Family, Benjamin and Miriam (nee Oliver, daughter of Albert and Hannah) seated at the front with William, Gladys, Jack, Eva & Ben from left to right at the back.
Photograph kindly provided by Irene Cooke (nee Oliver). These are the children of Henry Herbert (b.1878) and Jayne Oliver (nee Holyfield) of Finstock. Standing at the back are (left to right) Harry, Charles, Albert, George, William and John (Jack), seated are Jacie Porter, Louisa Porter (nee Oliver) and Harold. The year is 1946 at the wedding of Louisa and Jacie Porter in Finstock.
Photograph kindly provided by Michael Oliver. Circa 1920. These are the children of William Edgar (b.1876) and Elsie Jane Elizabeth Oliver (nee Johnston) of Combe. From left to right are William Alexander, Seymour Albert Johnston, Phyllis Caroline Eva (Carrie) and Alan Thomas.
Photograph kindly provided by Linda Tomline. Here we see Elsie and John (Jack) Oliver, children on Wiliam Augustus Oliver. the picture is likely to have been taken in Canada, although they both returned.
Albert Oliver and Family Circa 1894. See the Stories > Fantastic Family Photo article for full information on this picture.
Photograph kindly shared by Betty Shillingford. Circa early 1900. This is a photograph of Henry and Winifred Smith (nee Oliver). Winifred was the eldest daughter of Herbert and Jane Oliver, Herbert (also recorded as Urban) being the brother of Albert (Friendly Society), both sons of Solomon Oliver. Both Henry and Winifred were born and lived in London.
Photograph from the book Stonesfield: Slates to Chips. This is a photograph of Henry and Fanny Hunt (nee Oliver) and thier children, left to right are Bernard, Annie, Fanny, Ted, Henry, Mabel and Ronald. Missing from this photo is a sixth son John who is another Oliver who the photo states emigrated to Canada.
Photograph by kind permission of the Bedfordshire Archives. Circa. 1900-1930. This is a photograph of Frederick Charles Sommerton b.1870 (seated, centre) and his wife Jessie (nee Russell, standing centre). Frederick is the son on Harriet and Charles Sommerton (see Workhouse Lives article) and he and his wife Jessie were Headmaster and Headmistress of a school in Toddington, Bedfordshire.
This photograph is part of a fabulous article titled 'One of Yesterday's heroes by Wendy Pearce. Circa 1916/1917. This is a photograph of Albert Edward Oliver in his army uniform taken 1916/1917 aged just 18. Albert was the youngest son of William Augustus (b.1855) and Elizabeth Oliver (nee Whitley) of Combe and he won the Military Medal for draging a wounded officer away from the battlefield.
Photo taken 1947. this is Kathleen 'Kitty' Oliver (nee Pratley) b.1907/d.1951, the wife of Charles Oliver b.1908/d.1993 (see thread, Finstock Olivers - Children of Herbert Henry Oliver and Jayne (nee Holyfield)).
Photograph from a book of Prisoner Portraits by Carole Richmond, used here with permission from the National Archives. This is a photograph of Stephen Oliver b.1833 and is a prisoner portrait from 1871, see the article 'Stories > Oliver Prisoner Potrait' for more information
Photograph kindly shared by Carole Brinsmead. 1914. These two fabulous pictures are of Caroline Rowe (nee Oliver) b.1886. Caroline was the daughter of Thomas Oliver who left Stonesfield, married and raised his family in the Midlands. The first photo is a portrait from 1910 and the second is from Caroline's wedding day and her marriage to Edward Rowe.
Photograph kindly shared by Carole Brinsmead. These two pictures show the 4 children of Edward and Caroline Rowe (nee Oliver).The first photo was taken around 1920 in England and shows their two daughters Doris and Olive. The second was taken in 1942 and shows their two sons, Ronald (born in Australia) and Edward.
Photograph kindly shared by Carole Brinsmead. Edward Thomas Oliver Rowe. For more information see Stories > Aussie Cycling Champion
Photograph kindly shared by Derrick Gray. Circa 1906/1907. This wonderful photo is of the Bartlett Family. From right to left it includes Beatrice Bartlett (nee Oliver, daughter of Albert and Hannah). Beatrice is holding Sarah (b.1907), then we see Kate (b.1895), Doris (b.1897), Beatrice (b.1901), Winifred (b.1904) and finally Frederick. Beatrice and Frederick had a further daughter Miriam Alice (b.1899 d.1903) and a son Frederick (b.1911).The family are living in Stonesfield in 1911 so presumably this 1907 photograph was also taken in Stonesfield, though the location is currently unknown.
22 Circa 1904. This photo is of Albert and Hannah and with them are Benjamin Maisey, likley to be holding William Maisey (b.1901) and his wife Miriam (nee Oliver, daughter of Albert and Hannah), likely ot he holding Eva (b.1904). The young girl between Albert and Hannah looks very much like Kate Bartlett.
Photograph kindly shared by Richard Ross. This is a picture of Thomas Francis Richard Oliver who was the son of Richard Barrett/Barratt Oliver. Thomas was born in 1869 in Stonesfield and died in 1960 in Victoria, BC, aged 90. Both Thomas and his father Richard we both builders and plasterers. Circa 1888, believed to be just before his departure to Canada
Photograph kindly shared by Richard Ross. This picture is of Thomas Francis Richard Oliver and his bride Harriet (Hattie) Eloise McGillivary. Together they had 2 daughters, Doris b.1901 and Marjorie Eloise b. 1904. Hattie died in 1930. Taken soon after their marriage on April 17, 1900 in Sumas, British Columbia
Photograph kindly shared by Marla Thorburn. This photograph is of William 'the neon light pioneer' Bayliss and his wife Bessie Bayliss, on thier 50th Wedding Anniversary, 14 April 1972.
Photograph kindly shared by Marla Thorburn This family photograph was taken on the 50th Wedding Anniversary of William and Bessie Bayliss (nee Birch), 14 April 1972.Back row: Gail Smith, Joanne Smith, David Bayliss, Jack Birney, Brent Birney, Paul Birney, Fred Smith, David Thorburn, Andrew Thorburn. Middle row: Marilee Birney, Leslie Bayliss, Joyce Birney (nee Bayliss), Bill Bayliss, Bessie Bayliss (nee Birch), Patricia Smith (nee Bayliss), Phyllis Thorburn (nee Bayliss), Lynne Thorburn. Front row: Robin Bayliss, Rosemary Birney, Patricia Birney, Karen Bayliss (on grandpa's knee), Neil Bayliss, Blair Thorburn, Linda Bayliss, Reid Thorburn.
Photograph kindly shared by Frederick's daughter, Christine Oliver This is a photograph of Frederick Emmanuel Oliver, born 19 August 1924, died 25 November 1968.Frederick is a descendant of Stephen Oliver who departed Stonesfield for the North West in the 1870s. He was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery.
Photograph kindly shared by Christine Oliver. This is a photograph of Mary Ann Oliver (nee King) and her family. Mary Ann is the wife of George William Oliver, who was the Grandson of Stephen Oliver who was born in Stonesfield but moved to the North West in the early 1870's.The photograph includes Olga, Gladys, Frederick, Mary Ann (seated), Mary Ann (known as Molly), George William Oliver (framed picture), George (seated), Charles, Mabel and Evelyn.
This photograph, of a sketch of Richard, is kindly shared by his Great Grandson Richard Ross, and the artist is his Richard Ross' own father I'm very pleased to present to you Richard Barrett Oliver, born 22 Nov 1843 in Stonesfield, died 30 Dec 1916, Victoria, British Columbia. Richard, his Wife Mary and youngest daughter Fanny departed Stonesfield in 1907 bound for Oak Bay, Canada, where a number of his children had previously emigrated. Richard and his family constructed many buildings and properties in Oak Bay and the website article 'Built by Olivers in Oak Bay, Canada' tells more of this story.
These photographs are kindly shared by Emma Nina's daughter Diana. These pictures are of Emma Nina Blois (nee Oliver, 1924-2013).Emma Nina was a great-granddaughter of Stephen Oliver who departed Stonesfield for the North West in the 1870s and daughter of Stephen and Emma who emigrated to Canada in 1926. She married Royal Canadian AirForce man Ralph Blois in 1946 and had 5 children.
This photograph is kindly shared by Stephen and Emma Granddaughter, Diana. This is a picture of Stephen Oliver (1891-1979) and his wife Emma (1898-1985).Stephen was a grandson Stephen Oliver who departed Stonesfield for the North West in the 1870s. Stephen, Emma and their 1 year old daughter Emma Nina emigrated to Canada in 1926. Photographs of their gravestones can be found on the website messageboard and photographs of their daughter Emma Nina are also in this photo gallery.
Both photographs are kindly shared by their daughter Charmaine These photographs are of Laurence and Wendy Dixey (nee Oliver, daughter Charles Oliver from Finstock).The first photograph is from their wedding day in 1965 (in Finstock, Oxfordshire) and the second shows them celebrating their fantastic 50th Wedding Anniversary in March 2015.
Both photographs are kindly shared by their daughter Lesley. These photographs are of Ron and Olga Preston (nee Brotherton, daughter of Gladys Brotherton nee Oliver).The first photograph is from their wedding day in 1955 (in Otley, Leeds) and the second shows them celebrating their fantastic 60th Wedding Anniversary in March 2015.
The photograph is taken from the fabulous Stonesfield Millennium book. This is a photograph of the Stonesfeild Choir circa 1909.It is full if Oliver relevance with no less that 4 Oliver men present. Thomas Hanwell Oliver, top row 3rd from left, Ernest Frederick Oliver, top row 7th from left, William Edgar Oliver, top row 8th from left, and finally Ernest Albert Oliver, middle row 2nd from right (in suit).