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Joseph William Ralph MOURILYAN (1852-1927)

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Joseph William Ralph Mourilyan (1852-1927), known as Joe, was the older brother of Eugénie Sladden (née Mourilyan).

Joseph Mourilyan was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 26th May 1852, the seventh of eight children of John Mourilyan, a solicitor, and his wife, Mary Anna (née Wood).  He was baptised at St Clement, Sandwich, on 6th August 1852.

At the time of the 1871 census, 18-year-old Joe, along with his eldest brother, Edmund, was living in Richmond in the home of his recently-married sister, Mary Anna, and her husband, Frederick Dalgarno Robinson.  Joseph was a solicitor’s clerk and was possibly working for his brother-in-law who was also a solicitor.

Joe married Fannie Homer Garese Tribon, an American citizen, on 3rd April 1880 in the Parish Church, Marylebone.

Joe and Fannie went to live in Paris, where Joe had his business as a solicitor.  They did not have any children.  During the First World War, Joe and Fannie went to live at 1 Avenue Herold, Le Rainey, Seine l’Oise.  Joe’s office was at 26 Rue du Mont Thuber.

Fannie died in Paris in 1917 and Joe died ten years later in Paris on 1st June 1927, aged 75.

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