|(1796 - 1870)
||(1802 - c1896)|
|Born c07/1846 in Coveney, Cambridgeshire [freebmd]|
|Baptised 30/07/1846 in Coveney, Cambridgeshire [igi]|
|Died >1920 in USA|
|Emily Drage Pate (1851 - <1920)|
| 10/05/1871 in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire [freebmd]|
|Walter Porter (1827 - >1901)|
|Emily Porter (1829 - c1899)|
|Martha Warth Porter (1831 - c1910)|
|Mary Clay Porter (1833 - c1910)|
|Robert Knights Porter (1835 - 1892)|
|(Nellie) Ellen Martha Porter (1873 - c1950)|
|Emily Grace Gertrude Porter (1874 - 1960)|
|(Bessie) Elizabeth Drage Porter (1876 - 1966)|
|Edith Mary Porter (1878)|
He was a landowner, living in Haddenham Manor.
He was apparently a compulsive gambler and the
story goes that he gambled excessively in the horses, finally gambling all
his estate and losing.
He then fled to the USA to escape his creditors, leaving his family in a
They all then had to leave Haddenham and the elegant house that they owned to
seek shelter elsewhere.
The date of this event is not too clear, but it would appear to be between
1881 and 1891 and their new abode appears in the 1891 census as 1 Bury Road,
Wood Green, Tottenham.
He is shown on the 1920 USA census for Conneticut, living in an institution
called Norwalk House in King Street, Norwalk Township, as a 75 year old
widower, and is apparently unable to remember the date of his first entry
to the US, nor if he was naturalised or not.