Everything tagged "C.E. Warren" | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Everything tagged "C.E. Warren"

Silvermark LiSuiChi cup.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Dr Adrien von Ferscht has asked me for a photograph of the silver mark on the silver cup that was presented to my grandfather C.E. Warren in 1903, in case it was a Wang Hing cup. If I decipher the mark correctly, it reads "KL" which probably speaks for itself.

Gilbert Alexander HARRIMAN [1900-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harriman
Given: 
Gilbert Alexander
Birth
Date: 
1900-06-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Catford, London
Death
Date: 
1981-05-10
Other
Other reference: 
Sydney Stock Exchange

The name of Gilbert Harriman is remembered in my family as the trainer of my grandfather, Charles Warren’s racing ponies, known as the “Tile” ponies, during the years 1920-1923. When one of the Tile ponies won the Professional Cup at the Happy Valley Derby, a photographer was hired to commemorate the occasion, snapping Charles Warren and his daughter Evelyn together with Harriman and the magnificent trophy for posterity.

Birthplace (country): 

John George SWANSTON [1879-c.1935]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Swanston
Given: 
John George
Birth
Date: 
1879-04-18
Death
Date: 
c.1935-12-09 (Year is approximate)
Other
Other reference: 
Hong Kong Police

In my efforts to unravel the social circle of my grandfather Charles Warren from the names of the people who attended his funeral or sent wreaths, I've had difficulty identifying this person because of differences in the spelling of his surname and also the date of his death. Carl Smith describes him as a marine engineer, which seems right as we can find him in the Jurors Lists of 1909-11 as Foreman at the Taikoo Dockyard. There is a John George Swanston listed at the DBS in 1887 which would probably mean that he was born in Hong Kong.

1 & 3 Wyndham Street [c.1865-c.1920]

Date Place completed: 
c.1865-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1920-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

A three storey building on Wyndham Street, with two shop fronts facing the street. Numbered 1&3 on the 1901 map. Does not appear in Beato's 1860 photos of the area but is present in Floyd's late 1860s photos. Replaced by the South China building in the 1920s  

CEW ad HKT Christmas 1901.png

This is an early ad for C.E. Warren when he (my grandfather) was still a one-man band and had not formed a company. Can anyone tell me what the building opposite the Club Germania was in 1901? Any number? Is there a 1901 map of that area? I've seen a reference to it, but can't find it.

Removal of graves in unauthorised cemetery adjacent Mount Caroline Cemetery

There are already quite a few posts on Mount Caroline Cemetery, and I contributed to the early discussions, having found myself in the cemetery during my initial search for traces of my grandfather’s house at the top of Broadwood Road.

William ANDERSON [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Anderson
Given: 
William
Other
Other reference: 
Musical instruments

I'm interested to find out more about William Anderson who was the Managing Director of Anderson Music Company and who was one of the first residents of Broadwood Road and close neighbour of my grandfather, Charles Warren. The Rate Book of 1918-1919 has William Anderson at "Gilstead", 18 Broadwood Road, which I believe was one of the houses built by my grandfather's company.  (The Jury List recording Anderson at 19 Broadwood Road must be a typo).

Li Sui Chi Cup2.JPG

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

I wonder if anyone else has a cup of this type or similar. I posted a query about it five years ago and tngan kindly answered that it was probably a typical gift in thanks for a service. It's difficult to get a good photo of the inscription because of the curved surface and the reflection, but the bordered shield contains the normal monogram CEW of my grandfather, Charles Edward Warren.  The inscription reads "To C. E. WARREN ESQ./From LI SUI CHI/HONG KONG/1903" I still don't know who Li Sui Chi was, nor what the cup was given for.

C.E. Warren advert-SCMP-March 6 1935

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Diversifying from memorial products

Jose Antonio GOULARTE D'AQUINO [1882-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Goularte d'Aquino
Given: 
Jose Antonio
Birth
Date: 
1882-12-04

Son of Honorato d’’Aquino and Helena Goularte d’Aquino. Married Anna Maria de Consuelo d’Aquino b. 9.3. 1891.

The D’Aquinos or De Aquinos were a prominent Macanese family dating back to the eighteenth century and who emigrated to Hong Kong in the late nineteenth century. Dr Roy Eric Xavier has kindly sent me the link to his recent article on Macanese families:  http://www.macstudies.net/2015/08/31/mac-families-in-context-part-2/

Pages

Subscribe to Everything tagged "C.E. Warren"