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Alice Caroline GUTHRIE (née ROLPH, later HARRIS) (1863-1949)

Biographical Details

Alice Caroline Guthrie, née Rolph (1863-1949), was a neighbour in Richmond of Mary Anna Robinson who was the sister of Eugénie Sladden.

Alice Caroline Rolph was born in 1863 in Islington, the daughter of William Rolph.  She married John Alexander Guthrie, a Scottish chemical merchant, on 8th December 1888 at Holy Trinity, Stroud Green, Middlesex.  They had three five children all born in Richmond:  William Henry (1887), Alan Rolph (1889), Olive Marjorie (1890), Elsie (1892), Beryl Lindsay (1899).  They lived at 34 Lancaster Park, Richmond.  John died in 1900.

Some time in the first decade of the 20th century, Alice moved to 3 Royston Gardens, 55 Mount Ararat Road and started a small school.  It was here that she gave English lessons to Polly Robinson’s companion, Henriette Bergeon.

In the first quarter of 1914, Alice married Arthur R Harris at Richmond.  She was widowed by 1939 and living with her three unmarried daughters at 2 Berrylands, Surbiton Hill, Surrey.

Alice died at Berrylands on 8th April 1949.

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