Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wedding in Victoria, BC

Last week-end I attended the wedding of Graeme Garvin, the son of Della Noel (nee Pollard) my first cousin to Marie Hudec. So an update to the Pollard tree.

Also Colin Pollard is working on extending the Pollard Tree back-wards in time. He is going to work on these changes in Excel so they can be down-loaded to the trees.

Captain Avron and the Albion

Whilst staying with my cousin Colin Pollard in Sudbury, Ontario, he showed me his file of papers on his great great grandfather Capt George Sebastian Avron (1828-?murdered 1870) and his ship the Albion. This would have traded in the North Atlantic, South Pacific, East Indies, Bermuda, Mauritius and the Red Sea, probably carrying railway materials outward and spices homewards. He worked for the Bristol City Line of Steamships Ltd.

He was the father of Edith Mary, who married John Taylor Mawle in Banbury; they were the parents of Elsie Mary who married Arthur Reginald Cowdery; so Capt Avron  is also my great great grandfather.

Colin has a painting of Capt Avron and another thought to be of the Albion by RB Spencer. It hung for many years over our grandmother’s fireplace.