The Porter Family

Albert George Alexander Porter

Birth: 1 September 1894, at 23 Fair Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
Male child was born on First September 1894 at 23 Fair Street, the son of George Edmund Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, Co. Meath, and Ellen Madeleine Porter formerly McDougall.

Father: George Edmund Porter

Mother: Ellen Madeleine (McDougall) Porter

Married: Pamela Helen Whiteley on 23 December 1927.

Pamela was born on 16 April 1905 in Kensington, London, the daughter of Gerard Tarver Whiteley and Amy Theresa Pepys. She died on 20 April 1995 in Huntingdon district, Cambridgeshire, aged 90. She is buried in Easton cemetery, Suffolk. A transcription of her headstone reads:
Porter, Pamela Helen, d 20 Apr 1995, age 90 yrs, wife of George
Census:
1911: Croydon, Surrey

Occupation: Bookkeeper (1911); Army officer, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; Clergyman
Albert and his brother William were commissioned temporary second lieutenants in the infantry on 27 May 1915 (London Gazette 25 May 1915 p5079). He was reported wounded at the front in 1916 (Drogheda Independent, 3 June 1916). Albert was appointed acting major in the Royal Garrison Artillery on 15 October 1916 (London Gazette 13 February 1917 p1470) and promoted to temporary lieutenant on 15 February 1917 (London Gazette 18 May 1917 p4885). Albert joined the Indian Army, admitted as a lieutenant, on probation, on 29 July 1917, with rank from 27 February 1917 (London Gazette 26 April 1918 p5074), and that appointment was confirmed on 29 July 1918 (London Gazette 8 April 1919 p4580). Albert was promoted to acting captain while serving as an adjutant, relinquishing that acting rank on ceasing to hold the appointment on 22 February 1919, reverting to being a lieutenant on the 1/3rd Brahmans (London Gazette 16 September 1919 p11595). He was promoted to captain on 27 February 1920 (London Gazette 8 June 1920 p6346), and to major on 3 February 1934 (London Gazette 16 March 1934 p1780). Major (temporary Lt-Col) A.G. Porter was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the India Army on 1 September 1941 (London Gazette 26 June 1942 p2822). He retired on account of ill-health on 14 November 1945 (London Gazette 16 November 1945 p5605).

After his retirement, Albert appears to have entered the ministry, and was rector of the parish of Easton, Suffolk from 1948 until 1951.

Death: 10 November 1951 in Blyth district, Suffolk, England, aged 57

Burial: Easton cemetery, Suffolk, England
A transcription of his headstone reads:
Porter, George, d 10 Nov 1951, age 57 yrs, Rector of Easton 1948-1951

Census:
1901: 107 West Street, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1911: 107-108 West Street, Fairgate, Drogheda, county Louth

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Alexander Reginald Porter

Birth: 6 September 1902, at West Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
Alexander Reginald was born on Sixth September 1902 at West Street, the daughter of George E. Porter, merchant of West Street, and Ellen M. Porter formerly McDougall.

Father: George Edmund Porter

Mother: Ellen Madeleine (McDougall) Porter

Death: 5 March 1903, at West Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland, aged 6 months. The cause of death is listed as convulsions, for 2 days, a result of whooping cough for 5 days.

Buried: St Peters churchyard, Drogheda, county Louth

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Arthur Watkin Porter

Birth: 8 November 1866, at Barrack Street, Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Arthur Watkin was born on Eighth November 1866 at Banack St, Oldcastle, the son of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Death: 1868, in Oldcastle district, county Meath, Ireland, aged 1

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Cecil Mark Porter

Birth: 11 December 1878, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland, at 4:30 a.m.
Cecil Mark was born on Eleventh December 1878 4 oclock am in Oldcastle, the son of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Cecil was the twin of Emma Gertrude Porter, which is probably why the time of birth is recorded.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Married: Louisa Kells on 4 April 1917 in the parish church of St Ann, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
Cecil Mark Porter is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of George Porter, merchant. Cecil is a merchant, resident in Oldcastle, county Meath. Louisa Kells is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Joseph Kells, merchant. Louisa is resident in Oldcastle, county Meath. The marriage was witnessed by Mary Kells and Violet Kells.

Occupation: Shop Assistant (1901); General Merchant (1911); Merchant (1917)

Death: 9 October 1917, at 34 Silford Road, in Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 38. The cause of death is listed as asphyxia of duration of a half hour and cardiac failure of duration one tenth of an hour.

Census:
1901: Oldcastle, county Meath
1911: Oldcastle, county Meath

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Charles Vicars Porter

Birth: 2 September 1874, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Charles Vickers was born on Second September 1874 in Oldcastle, the son of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Married: Gwendoline Gladys Farrell on 30 April 1923 in All Saints church, Mullingar, county Westmeath, Ireland
Charles Vicars Porter is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of George Porter, merchant. Charles is a merchant, resident on Earl Street, Mullingar. Gwendoline Gladys Farrell is recorded as a spinster,of full age, the daughter of Frederick John Farrell, merchant. She is resident on Earl Street, Mullingar. The marriage was witnessed by Frederick John Farrell and Helen Elizabeth Porter.

Gwendoline was born in 1896, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, the daughter of Frederick John Farrell and Sophia Bertha Wallis. Frederick was a non-commissioned officer in the North Lancashire Regiment before settling down as a stationer in Mullingar. Gwendoline died on 8 May 1956 at 4 Sandycove Avenue West, Rathdown, county Dublin, of anaemia glomerular nephritis.
Census:
1901: West Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire
1911: Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath

Occupation: Wine Merchant
In the 1931 Trade Directory, Co. Westmeath, Porter & Co., Ltd are listed as grocers and spirit merchants in Earl Street, Mullingar

Death: 12 May 1943, at Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath, Ireland, aged 68. The cause of death is listed as hyperpiesia of duration 3 years and myocardial degeneration for a period of 1 month.

Census & Addresses:
1901: Bey Beg, St. Mary's, county Meath
1911: Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath
1917: 30 Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath   (death record of brother Cecil)
1923: Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath   (marriage record)
1942: 30 Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath   (death record of sister Mary)

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Eileen Maud Porter

Birth: 28 October 1899, at West Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
Eileen Maud was born on Twenty eighth October 1899 at West Street, the daughter of George Edmund Porter, general merchant of West Street, and Ellen Madeline Porter formerly McDougall.

Father: George Edmund Porter

Mother: Ellen Madeleine (McDougall) Porter

Death: 23 March 1914, at West Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland, aged 14. The cause of death is listed as mitral regurgitation, a result of heart failure.

Census:
1901: 107 West Street, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1911: 107-108 West Street, Fairgate, Drogheda, county Louth

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Emma Gertrude Porter

Birth: 11 December 1878, 11 December 1878, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland, at 1:00 a.m.
Emma Gertrude was born on Eleventh December 1878 1 o'clock am in Oldcastle, the son of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Emma was the twin of Cecil Mark Porter, which is probably why the time of birth is recorded.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Census:
1901: Oldcastle, county Meath
1911: Oldcastle, county Meath

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Estelle Blanche (Porter) Hughes

Birth: 7 June 1898, at West Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
Estelle Blanche was born on Seventh June 1898 at West Street, the daughter of George Edmund Porter, wine merchant of West Street, and Ellen Madeline Porter formerly McDougall.

Father: George Edmund Porter

Mother: Ellen Madeleine (McDougall) Porter

Married: James Hughes on 4 February 1920 in Julianstown church, county Meath, Ireland
James Hughes is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of William Hughes, farmer. James is a farmer, resident at Hazelbrook, Rathfarnham. Estelle Blanche Porter is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of George Porter, merchant. Estell is resident at Stamullen, Co. Meath. The marriage was witnessed by John Evans and M. Porter.

James was born on 28 December 1877, at Stackstown, Whitechurch, Rathfarnham, county Dublin, the son of William Hughes and Margaret Bennett. He was one of three Hughes brothers that founded HB Ice Cream at Hazelbrook Farm in Rathfarnham in 1926. James died on 12 March 1944 in Holylands, Rathfarnham, aged 65. The cause of death is listed as congestive heart failure, of duration 4 moths, a result of diabetes mellitus for many years. He is buried in Whitechurch parish grave yard, Rathfarnham, county Dublin.
History of Snowcream Dairies p9 (Jim Burke)
HUGHES BROTHERS MILK DUBLIN
James Hughes, the driving force in the formation of the Hughes Bros. bottle milk dairy in Rathfarnham Dublin in 1926. James and his two brothers William and George took over their father's dairy herd, which had been sourcing milk from hygienically-sound farms, and making deliveries by horse and cart around south Co. Dublin. They raised the hygiene standard further by investing the then huge sum of 4,000 in a pasteurising plant, becoming the first wholesale milk bottling plant to pasteurise milk. Pasteurisation was not just a fad. Cleaning up the milk supply was an important step in the battle against T B and other illnesses which were to blame for Dublin's high infant mortality rate. Within two years the brothers began making ice cream with the surplus milk produced by cows in pasture in the summer months. The refrigeration was provided by generators imported especially from America, as mains electricity was not available.James's son William (Bill Hughes) was born in Dublin in 1920. He attended Sandford Park technical school in Dublin's Kevin Street, and studied dairy bacteriology. While demand and turnover for milk and ice cream were growing, James Hughes took the death of his wife badly. Soon his grip on the firm's finances was loosened by ill health, and the Royal Bank took over Hughes Brothers in 1939, appointing its own nominees to run the business.

Notes: Estelle was known as Stella. During World War I, she served in the Women's Royal Air Force (County Louth Ireland Genealogical Sources - The Returned Army).

Headstone of Estelle Blanche (Porter) Hughes and James Hughes
Headstone of Stella Blanche (Porter) Hughes and James Hughes and James's parents in Whitechurch cemetery, Rathfarnham, county Dublin
Death: 19 May 1933, at Adelaide Hospital, Peter Street, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 37. The cause of death is listed as carcinoma of the cervix.

Burial: Whitechurch parish grave yard, Rathfarnham, county Dublin, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory | of | WILLIAM HUGHES | Hazelbrook | who died 24th July 1906, | aged 66. | "I will see you again, and your | heart shall rejoice". John. XVI. 22. | also | MARGARET | his dearly loved and devoted | wife who entered into rest | 30th June 1927, aged 86. | "Her children shall arise up and | call her blessed" | In Fond Remembrance of our grand | and noble parents. | also their son | JAMES HUGHES | died 12th March 1944, aged 65. | and his wife | STELLA BLANCHE | died 20th May 1933, aged 35.

Census & Addresses:
1901: 107 West Street, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1911: 107-108 West Street, Fairgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1933: Hazelbrook, Rathfarnham   (Ireland civil records Deaths 1933 South Dublin #83)

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George Porter

of Oldcastle, county Meath and Drogheda, county Louth

Birth: 1835, in county Cavan, Ireland

Father: James Porter. James Porter had a house, offices and 79 acres of land at Beabeg near Drogheda in 1855. He is listed in Griffith's Valuation (1848 - 1864) as owning land in Oldcastle, county Meath.

Married: Elizabeth Frances Kilroy on 11 April 1860, in Ballymachugh, county Cavan, Ireland

Children: Occupation: Hardware Merchant (1895); Grocer and General Merchant (1901)
George had a store in Oldcastle, where he lived prior to moving to Beabeg, near Drogheda. The store is mentioned in a fishing story in 1897.
The Spectator 14 August 1897 p212:
It was a curious coincidence that the very same week another still larger pike weighing 56 lb. was caught on the opposite side of the lake [Lough Ramor]. I did not see it, but have no doubt about the weight, as it was taken into the neighbouring town of Oldcastle—to Mr. George Porter’s shop. He told me he weighed it as soon as it came in. It was then cut into junks and sold by the pound to customers, it being market day, so the weight was doubly ascertained. I have heard of equally large fish having been taken, but have not in any way verified the accounts.—I am, Sir, &c.,      DENIS KNOX
  Virginia Rectory, Virginia. Ireland. August 3rd.

Notes: In 1906, George was recorded as owning over 128 acres of land, along with a mansion house, at Beabeg in the parish of St Mary's, county Meath. 

Death: 23 November 1910, at Beabeg, Drogheda, county Meath, Ireland, aged 75. The cause of death is recorded as age and debility.

Probate: granted 13 May 1911, to Charles V. Porter and Cecil M. Porter
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1911 p519
PORTER George.  13 May. Probate of the Will of George Porter late of Beabag County Meath Merchant (Retired) who died 23 November 1910 granted at Dublin to Charles V. Porter and Cecil M. Porter Merchants  Effects 6,360 2s. 6d.

Census & Addresses:
1866: Barrack Street, Oldcastle, county Meath   (birth record of son Arthur)
1901: Bey Beg, St. Mary's, county Meath

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George Edmund Porter

Birth: 4 January 1865, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
George Edmund was born on Fourth January 1865 in Oldcastle, the son of George Porter, shopkeeper of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Married: Ellen Madeleine McDougall on 11 April 1893, in St Peters, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
George Edmund Porter is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son on George Porter, merchant. The groom is a merchant, resident in Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Ellen Madeleine McDougall is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Alexander McDougall, newspaper proprietor. She is a merchant, resident in Fair St, Drogheda. The marriage was performed by Rev. John Eccles and witnessed by John McDougall and R. J. Porter.

Ellen Madeleine was born on 21 January 1869, at Fair Street, Drogheda, county Louth, the daughter of Alexander McDougall and Eliza Latimer. She died on 10 October 1921, at Stamullen, county Meath, just hours after the death of her husband. A records of the Court of Inquiry into her death can be found at the National Archives ref WO 35/157A/72.

Children: Occupation: Farmer, Merchant (1901); Grocer (1911)
When George arrived in Drogheda in the late 1880's or early 1990's, he took over an already established business in the town which was that of a wine and spirit merchant, family grocer, etc; the location of which was at 107/108 West Street. The 1913 telephone directory lists "Porter, G. E., Wine & Spirit Grocer" at 107 West Street, Drogheda.

Death: 10 October 1921, at Stamullen House, Stamullen, county Meath, Ireland, aged 55. The cause of death is listed as cardiac failure.

Burial: 12 October 1921, in St Peters cemetery, Drogheda

Drogheda Independent 21 September 2011
Sad death of businessman and wife
...
In the later 1880`s or early 1890's, a Mr. George Edmund Porter arrived in Drogheda from his home town of Oldcastle in Co. Meath.
Mr. Porter took over an already established business in the town which was that of a wine and spirit merchant, family grocer, etc; the location of which was at 107/108 West Street and, according to Bassett's directory of 1886, formerly belonged to a Mr. Joseph Dean. Back in Oldcastle and also at Mullingar, George Porter's brothers also owned extensive business premises.
While George Porter was in Drogheda he began courting a Miss Ellen Madeline McDougall, daughter of one Mr. Alexander McDougall of No. 23 Fair Street.
Some of the Porter family also resided at Beabeg House on the outskirts of Drogheda and one of his sisters was married to a Mr. Davis who also owned a Drapery business at No`s 6/7 West Street.
Anyway, George Edmund Porter married Ellen Madeline McDougall in Drogheda on the 11th April 1893 and after this time they both continued to run the family business in West Street. The McDougall/Taylor firm of solicitors in Laurence St. were also related through this marriage.
In February 1903 tragedy struck the young married couple when their young son, Alexander Reginald died. He was interred in St. Peter's Church of Ireland in Peter's Street in Drogheda. The second tragedy was to strike the Porters ten years later when their daughter, Eileen Maud passed away in March of 1913.
George and Ellen Porter retired from their business in early 1916 and took up residence at Stamullen House, about seven miles south of Drogheda. They had rented this fine, Regency style, home from the Fulham family who were also very prominent in the Louth/Meath area.
On Saturday the 8th October 1921, George Porter was in Drogheda where he had spoken with some family members and friends in the town before returning home.
The following Monday morning, October 10th Mr. Porter collapsed at his home in Stamullen and, apparently, he had died of heart failure. His wife Ellen then ran out onto the road and alerted some neighbours to inform the village doctor before returning to the house.
When the doctor arrived, along with the neighbours, they discovered, not only George Porter lying dead on the floor, but lying close by was his wife, who apparently had also suffered a heart attack. Ellen and George Porter were both pronounced dead by the village doctor.
They were laid to rest alongside their two children in St. Peter's Church of Ireland Cemetery in Drogheda on Wednesday October 12th 1921, some ninety years ago next month.


Census & Addresses:
1901: 107 West Street, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1911: 107-108 West Street, Fairgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1913: 107 West Street, Drogheda, county Louth   (1913 telephone directory)
1916: 107 West Street, Drogheda, county Louth   (Drogheda Independent, 3 June 1916)

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Helen Elizabeth Porter

Birth: 14 September 1876, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Helen Elizabeth was born on Fourteenth September 1876 in Oldcastle, the daughter of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Census:
1901: Bey Beg, St. Mary's, county Meath
1911: Earl Street, Mullingar, county Westmeath

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Lucy Susana Victoria (Porter) Davis

Birth: 4 September 1870, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Lucy Susana Victoria was born on Fourth September 1870 in Oldcastle, the daughter of George Porter, general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Frances Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Married: Richard Burleigh Davis on 8 September 1903 at Beabeg, Drogheda, county Meath, Ireland
Richard Burleigh Davis (Junior) is recorded as bachelor, of full age, the son of Richard Burleigh Davis, draper. The groom is a draper, resident at 6 & 7 West Street, Drogheda. Lucy Susannah Victoria Porter is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of George Porter, merchant and farmer. She is resident at Beabeg, Drogheda. The marriage was witnessed by Albert James Jeffers and Selina Henrietta Porter.

Children:
Death: 12 September 1940, at Boyne View, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland, aged 70. The cause of death is listed as chronic myocarditis.
Drogheda Independent 21 September 2011
1940 Mrs Lucy Davis
WIDESPREAD regret was caused with the news of the death of Mrs Lucy Davis 'Boyne View' North Road, Drogheda.
The deceased lady was the wife of Richard Davis, the well-known head of the extensive drapery firm, Messrs David and Co, Drogheda.
She belonged to an old local family and was a Porter from Beabeg.
She was the mother of Burleigh Davis, a local businessman and treasurer of Laytown/Bettystown golf


Census:
1901: Oldcastle, county Meath
1911: 30 North Road, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth

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Mary Olivia Porter

Birth: 3 January 1869, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Mary Olivia was born on Third January 1869 in Oldcastle, the daughter of George Porter, shopkeeper and general merchant of Oldcastle, and Elizabeth Francis Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Occupation: Farm Holder

Death: 14 January 1942, at Beabeg, St Mary's, county Meath, Ireland, aged 73. The cause of death is listed as chronic endocarditis.

Census:
1901: Bey Beg, St. Mary's, county Meath
1911: Bey Beg,Colp, county Meath
1916: Beabeg, St Mary's, county Meath   (death record of sister Selina)

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Reginald J. Porter

Birth: 1860/1, in county Meath, Ireland

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Occupation: Shop Keeper (1901)

Notes: In 1893, an "R. J. Porter", presumably Reginald, witnessed the wedding of Reginald's brother, George (Ireland civil records Marriages 1893 Drogheda #44)

Census:
1901: Oldcastle, county Meath

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Selina Henrietta Porter

Birth: 24 October 1872, in Oldcastle, county Meath, Ireland
Selina Henrietta was born on Twenty fourth October 1872 in Oldcastle, the daughter of George Porter, shopkeeper and merchant of Oldcastle, and Frances Elizabeth Porter formerly Kilroy.

Father: George Porter

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Kilroy) Porter

Death: 11 September 1916, at Beabeg, St Mary's, county Meath, Ireland, aged 40. The cause of death is listed as a heart block.

Probate: granted 4 January 1917, to Charles V. Porter
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1917 p643
PORTER Selina Henrietta  4 January  Probate of the Will of Selina Henrietta Porter late of Beabeg County Meath Spinster who died 11 September 1916 granted at Dublin to Charles V. Porter Merchant  Effects 984 14s. 10d.

Census:
1901: Bey Beg, St. Mary's, county Meath
1911: 6 Bey Beg, Colp, county Meath

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William Dunbar Porter

Birth: 29 October 1895, at 19 Fair Street, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
William Dunbar was born on Twenty ninth October 1895 at 19 Fair Street, the son of George Edmund Porter, hardware merchant of 19 Fair Street, and Ellen Madeleine Porter formerly McDougall.

Father: George Edmund Porter

Mother: Ellen Madeleine (McDougall) Porter

Dorothy Emma (Downing, Porter) Blunt-Mackenzie
Dorothy Emma (Downing, Porter) Blunt-Mackenzie (1942)
Married (1st): Dorothy Emma Downing on 15 March 1924, in Christ Church, Rawalpindi, Bengal, India
William is recorded as a bachelor, aged 28, the son of George Edmund Porter. He is a captain in the Indian Army, and resident at Manzai Wayniston. Dorothy is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, the daughter of Grant Butler Downing. She is resident at Rawalpindi. The marriage was performed by H. G. England, Chaplain, Rawalpindi, and witnessed by G. B. Downing, J.O. Skinner and Mrs. Mildred Downing.

Dorothy was born on 14 February 1903, in St Marys, Pleasants county, West Virginia, the daughter of Grant Butler Downing, an oil man from St Marys, Arkansas, and Mildred Knight. Dorothy and William were divorced around 1932, and Dorothy then married Roderick Grant Francis Blunt-Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat, (later the 4th Earl of Cromarty), on 11 March 1933, divorcing on 20 July 1945. Dorothy is described as having brilliant dark eyes and a fair, radiantly clear skin (The West Australian 29 April 1942 p3). Dorothy married, thirdly, Gunnar E. Gundersen in Kensington district, London, in 1945. Gunnar had been an ADC to Crown Prince Olaf who later became the King of Norway. He was wanted by the Germans so, at the outbreak of WWII, he fled to Scotland where he met Dorothy.
Census & Addresses:
1910: Clark, Harrison county, West Virginia
1926: Bowling Green, Kentucky   (manifest of Tuscania 7 September 1926)
1927: 1463 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky   (manifest of Belgenland 16 October 1927)
1938: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Scotland   (Sydney Morning Herald 1 September 1938 p21)
1945: 37 Beauchamp Place, London   (The Glasgow Herald 21 July 1945 p4)

Married (2nd): Eileen Mabel Nugent Philippa (Bartlett-Morle) Jordan on 17 February 1936, in Meerut, Bengal, India

Eileen was born in 1905, in Twickenham, Middlesex, the daughter of Philip Bartlett Morle and Mabel Maude Jenie Marquetti. She was a noted tennis player, playing at Wimbledon in 1926, 1938 and 1946. Eileen was first married to, and later divorced from, Harry G. B. Jordan in 1928, in Kensington district, London.
Census:
1911: Twickenham, Middlesex: Eileen Mabel Nayent Philippa Morle is aged 5, born in Twickenham

Occupation: Army Officer
William was commissioned as a temporary second lieutenant in the Infantry on 27 May 1915 (London Gazette 25 May 1915 p5079). He joined the Indian Army after the war, his admission being confirmed from 29 July 1918 (London Gazette 24 June 1919 p7952). On 15 January 1919, Lieutenant W. D. Porter was given the temporary rank of captain while holding the appointment of Deputy Assistant Military Secretary (London Gazette 5 October 1920 p9801), and he was promoted to captain on 3 February 1920 (London Gazette 7 March 1924 p2028), vacating his appointment as D.A.M.S. on 1 April 1920 (London Gazette 29 June 1928 p4417). On 8 December 1924, William, then a captain in the 2 (Mooltan) Battalion of the 9th Jat Regiment, was appointed as Assistant Instructor in the S.A. School in Pachmarhi (London Gazette 29 June 1928 p4416), vacating that appointment on 1 January 1928 (London Gazette 29 June 1928 p4417). William was promoted to major on 3 February 1934 (London Gazette 16 March 1934 p1780). Major W.D. Porter was transferred to the Special Unemployed List on 1 April 1936 (London Gazette 5 June 1936 p3592). On 1 November 1938, William was granted a commission as Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Reserve, General Duties Branch (London Gazette 17 January 1939 p399) and promoted to temporary squadron leader on 1 June 1942 (London Gazette 3 July 1942 p2928). William officially retired from the Indian Army on 14 January 1947 (London Gazette 7 March 1947 p1119) and relinquished his commission as Squadron Leader in the Reserve of Air Force Officers on 3 September 1947 (London Gazette 2 July 1948 p3901).

Death: 23 February 1966, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, aged 70, from cardiac failure.

Census:
1901: 107 West Street, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1911: 107-108 West Street, Fairgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1966: Beechcroft, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire   (death certificate)

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