Some more Francis information

Shelagh Spencer, who has long been researching Natal families, put me in touch with Maeve Haigh, of Norfolk, England, who is a member of the Gunningham family.

We know that Cecil Arthur Francis, son of Arthur Walpole Francis and grandson of Margaret Agnes Anne Green, had married a Billy Gunningham and died in Fort Portal, Uganda, in about 1940, and had heard that they had a son Peter.

Maeve has now added considerably to our information on this branch of the family. It turns out that Peter Francis was the son of Billy Gunningham’s sister Jessica, who married Cecil Arthur Francis first.

They each had several marriages, so in the end the families looked like this:

Family History System 9 Oct 2006
Merged Group Reports

NAME: FRANCIS, Cecil Arthur, Born 9 Aug 1888 in Cape Town, Died
??? 1940? in Fort Portal, Uganda at age 51; FATHER: FRANCIS,
Arthur Walpole, Born 7 Jan 1861, Died 8 May 1921 at age 60;
MOTHER: DONOVAN, Ida Miranda Willoughby, Born 19 Aug 1865,
Died 25 Oct 1949 at age 84

MARRIED ??? 1930, to GUNNINGHAM, Kathleen Letitia (Billy), Born
5 May 1906 in Pretoria, Transvaal, Died 23 Jan 1957 in
Southampton, England at age 50; FATHER: GUNNINGHAM, William
Thomas Greig, Born 26 Jul 1869, Died 24 Dec 1924 at age 55;
MOTHER: PAYNE, Jessica Dunn Ashbourn, Born 3 Jul 1873, Died 3
Dec 1971 at age 98

MARRIED ??? 1927, to GUNNINGHAM, Jessica, Born ??? 1908; FATHER:
GUNNINGHAM, William Thomas Greig, Born 26 Jul 1869, Died 24
Dec 1924 at age 55; MOTHER: PAYNE, Jessica Dunn Ashbourn, Born
3 Jul 1873, Died 3 Dec 1971 at age 98

CHILDREN:
1. M FRANCIS, Peter Michael, born 20 Apr 1928
2. F FRANCIS, Cecil Anne, born 12 Apr 1931
3. F FRANCIS, Audrey Diana, born 26 Jan 1933, died 22 May 1989
4. F FRANCIS, Melisand Bridget Patricia, born 21 Feb 1937 in
Sinipala

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

NAME: GUNNINGHAM, Kathleen Letitia (Billy), Born 5 May 1906 in
Pretoria, Transvaal, Died 23 Jan 1957 in Southampton, England
at age 50; FATHER: GUNNINGHAM, William Thomas Greig, Born 26
Jul 1869, Died 24 Dec 1924 at age 55; MOTHER: PAYNE, Jessica
Dunn Ashbourn, Born 3 Jul 1873, Died 3 Dec 1971 at age 98

MARRIED ??? 1946, to PENDREL-GOODRICKE, Richard

MARRIED ??? 1941, to MONTAGUE, Aubrey

MARRIED ??? 1930, to FRANCIS, Cecil Arthur, Born 9 Aug 1888 in
Cape Town, Died ??? 1940? in Fort Portal, Uganda at age 51;
FATHER: FRANCIS, Arthur Walpole, Born 7 Jan 1861, Died 8 May
1921 at age 60; MOTHER: DONOVAN, Ida Miranda Willoughby, Born
19 Aug 1865, Died 25 Oct 1949 at age 84

MARRIED ??? 1928, to MCPHERSON, Grant

CHILDREN:
1. F FRANCIS, Cecil Anne, born 12 Apr 1931
2. F FRANCIS, Audrey Diana, born 26 Jan 1933, died 22 May 1989
3. F FRANCIS, Melisand Bridget Patricia, born 21 Feb 1937 in
Sinipala
4. F MONTAGUE, Jane Magdalene, born 25 Aug 1941 in Eldoret,
Kenya, died 23 Mar 1942
5. F PENDREL-GOODRICKE, Doreen Charlotte, born 25 Aug 1948 in
Mombasa, Kenya

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4 Responses

  1. Cecil Arthur Francis died in 1953, I do not know the month. He died in Fort Portal, Uganda.

    Audrey Diana Francis was born January 16th 1933.

    He was my father.

  2. Anonymous,

    Thanks very much — can you tell any more? If you don’t want to put your name and address here, you can write to me at hayesstw@gmail.com

  3. My grandmother Kathleen Iris was the sister of Cecil Arthur Francis. I rudolfhave a letters of both of them aswell to their sister Gladys and mother Ida. Let me know if you want copies

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