V. B. Clift Ancestry

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  • ID: I3590
  • Name: Frederic Hollocombe CLIFT
  • Surname: CLIFT
  • Given Name: Frederic Hollocombe
  • Nickname: Eric
  • _AKA: E. Hollocoombe Clift
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 Sep 1874 in Upper Norwood, Surrey, England 1
  • Death: 22 Nov 1922 in Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset County, England 2
  • _UID: 6A38972913FAD611871C005004B09864F916
  • Note:
    Certified copy of an entry of birth: GRO 2 July 2002
    Registration District of Croydon, 1874 Birth in the Sub-district of Croydon in the County of Surrey
    No. 343 Twenty-eighth September 1874 "Tusculum" Church Road Upper Norwood
    Frederic Hollocombe, Boy, Father: Frederic Clift Mother: Felicia Victoria Clift, formerly Jones
    Father's occupation: Solicitor
    Informant: Frederic Clift, Father "Tusculum" Church Road Upper Norwood
    Twenty-third October 1874, Edwin Bailey, Registrar

    1878 Post Office Directory of Surrey: Court Directory:
    Clift, Frederick, Barton cottage, Beulah spa, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, s e (This is the listing for Eric's father.)

    1881 British Census at Croydon, Surrey:
    Clift, Frederick H., age 6, son of Frederick Clift, born at Surrey, Upper Norwood.

    The Record of Old Westminsters, 1927, Vol. 1:
    Clift, Frederick Hollocombe, son of Frederick Clift, of Norwood, Surrey, solicitor; b. Sept. 28, 1874; adm. April 29, 1886; left April 1888.

    1891 British Census at Hammersmith, London
    34 Milson Rd
    Felicia Clift, Head, M, 42, Living on own means, Bagdad, Turkey in Arabia (B.S.)
    Eric H. Clift, Son, 16, Civil Engineers Student, Croydon, London
    Cyril Clift, Son, 13, Naval Student, Croydon, London
    Sophie Jones, Sister, S, 32, Living on own means, Bushire, Persia (British S)
    Eliza Harding, Serv, S, 30, Cook domestic, London, Bermondsey

    Certified Copy of an Entry of Death in the Registration District of Croydon, 1900 Death in the sub-district of Croydon in the Counties of Croydon & Surrey:
    No. 451,
    When and where died: Twenty first November 1900, 200 Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, Croydon, U.D.
    Name and surname: William Fenwick Jones, Male, Age 35 years, of Independent Means
    Cause of Death: Alcoholism, Bronchitis, Cardiac Failure, certified by W.B. Addison, M.D.
    Informant: Eric H. Clift, Nephew, in Attendance, residing at 51 Sinclair Road, Kensington W.
    Registered: Twenty second November 1900
    Registrar: H. J. Hawkins, Deputy Registrar

    1901 Census Index: London, Hammersmith, p. 811674
    Felicia CLIFF, age 51, born Turkey, Bagdad, Asia Minor, Living On Own Means
    Eric CLIFF, age 26, born Surrey Norwood, Engineer. . .
    Cyril CLIFF, age 23, born Surrey Norwood, Tailor

    1899-1902 Sinclair (Electric Vehicles), UK, E.H. Clift & Co., London (manufacturer)

    London Times Archives online:
    July 14, 1906
    Motor Boat Racing
    The working out of ther handicap allowances of the competitors in the British Motor Club's motor-boat race from Gravesend to Cowes shows the following results:
    Mr. E. H. Clift's Joan (scratch boat) takes a silver cup for finishing first, having covered the distance in 23h. 14 min. 3 sec.

    Canadian Patents Database
    (12) Patent: (11) CA 104912
    CLAIMS *** Note: Data on abstracts and claims is shown in the official language in which it was submitted.

    (72) Inventors </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html>: (Country) HOLLOCOOMBE CLIFT, ERIC (U.K.)
    (73) Owners: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> (Country) HOLLOCOOMBE CLIFT, ERIC (U.K.)
    (71) Applicants: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> (Country)
    (74) Agent: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html>
    (45) Issued: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> 1907-04-23

    (22) Filed </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html>: 1907-03-25
    (41) Open to Public Inspection </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html>: 1907-04-23
    (52) Canadian Class (CPC): </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> 171/77
    (51) International Class (IPC): </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> N/A
    Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> No
    (30) Application priority data: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> None
    Availability of licence: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> N/A
    Language of filing: </cipo/cpd/en/help/content.html> Unknown

    London Times Archives online:
    March 31, 1909 (article saved to file)
    "Petroleum engines varying in power from 14 h.p. to 80 h.p. were staged by E. H. Clift, which were conspicuous for the access which could be obtained to valves, &c., whilst actually running."

    1909 Netley Regatta, Marine Motoring/Motor Yacht Club
    Competitors: Mr. E. H. Clift's "Roy" and Mr. T. Sopwith's "Marjorie Dawe"
    (Transcribed from the "Times of London" Aug 16, 1909, p. 15)

    1911 Census Index Online:
    Clift, Eric Hollocombe, M, 1874, age 37, Fulham, London
    Clift, Mary Lovel, F, 1877, age 34, Fulham, London
    Clift, Vivien Joan, F, 1904, age 7, Fulham, London
    Clift, Felicia, F, 1851, age 60, Fulham, London

    1911 Census transcript:
    51 Sinclair Road W
    District: Fulham; Sub-district: South Hammersmith; County: London
    Enumeration District: 29, Parish of Hammersmith

    International Air Map and Aeronautical Marks:
    Discussion H. G. Lyons, Dr. Petavel, W. V. Nugent, F. H. Sykes, P. Broke Smith, Bertram W. Cooper, Eric H. Clift, W. Stanford, Duncan Johnston and Colonel Close
    The Geographical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 5 (Nov., 1911), pp. 476-483 (article consists of 8 pages) Published by: Blackwell Publishing <http://www.jstor.org/action>
    on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) <http://www.jstor.org/action>

    Google Books: Cartographies of travel and navigation by James R. Akerman, published by University of Chicago Press, 2006.
    p. 218 ". . .The English engineer Eric Hollocombe Clift prepared a series called Aerodrome to Aerodrome Maps in 1911."
    p. 333 "Clift's map is reporduced in Flight (June 8, 1912):509. A set of eight Clift "Aerodrome to Aerodrome" aviation maps is on file in the British Map Library (file "1190[56]"). Each map is drawn at a scale of 1:500,000 and measures 4 1/2 x 13 inches."

    Google Books: Bibliography of aeronautics by United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
    p. 276
    Clift, Eric Hollocombe.
    --The Aeroplane Compass.
    Aeronautics, Vol.4, No. 42 (Aug. 1911), London, pp. 121-122
    --The Clift compasses.
    Aeronautics, Vol.6, No. 60 (Feb. 1913), London, pp. 46-47, ill.
    --The "Clift" patent aeroplane compass.
    Aeronautics, Vol. 4, No. 39 (May 1911), London, p. 62, ill.
    --The magnetic compass--its construction and uses
    Flight, Vol. 4, No. 8-9 (Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 1912), London, pp. 163-165, 190-201, ill.
    --A new compass
    Flight, No. 186, Vol. 4, No. 29 (July 20, 1912), London, p. 661, diagr.
    --Steering by compass
    Flight, No. 124, Vol. 3, No. 19 (May 13, 1911), London, p. 429
    --See Ledeboer, John H: Men of note in aeronautics. III, -- Eric H. Clift
    p. 780
    --Men of Note in Aeronautics: Charles G. Turner, R. F. Macfie, Eric H. Clift, J. Robertson Porter, F. Howard Flanders.
    Aeronautics, Vol. 4., Nos. 40-45 (June-Nov. 1911), London, pp. 69, 95-96, 119, 145, 206, ill.

    FUNERAL NOTES via email from Simon Potter, 8-5-07
    Dear Ralph and David. I've seen the entries on Douglas and Stanley Gilmour <egilmsta.htm>on your webste http://www.earlyaviators.com/egilmsta.htm and thought I should get in touch. I've been researching the Gilmour family, as Douglas & Stanley's mother, Margaret Jane Gilmour nee Muirhead's great grandparents were my g(x4)-grandparents. Here's the account Stanley's brother's funeral from The Times 22 Feb 1912 page 12 The funeral of Mr. Douglas Graham Gilmour took place at Mickleham Church yesterday, in the presence of a large gathering of his friends. The body was brought from Richmond on a motor chassis draped with purple cloth and driven by the airman Mr. J. Radley. Other airmen present were Mr Grahame-White, <egrahamw.htm> Mr. T.O.M. Sopwith, <esopwith.htm> Mr G Blondeau, <eblondea.htm>Mr G.R.S.Darroch, and Mr. C.P. Pizey, <epizey.htm> whilst Mr H.E. Perrin represented the Royal Aero Club and Mr. Hubbard <ehubbgar.htm>the Aeronautical Society. Messers. Marten and Handasyke, the makers of the monoplane on which Mr Gilmour met his death, were also present. The interment took place in the same grave as Mr. Gilmour's father and mother, the grave being lined with pink azaleas. In deference to Mr. Gilmour's expressed wish only coloured flowers were sent. Among those who sent wreaths were Mr H. de la Combe, Mr. E.H.Clift, Mr.A.Keith, Mr Granville Bradshaw, Mr.W.O.Manning, Mr.H.Fleming, Mr.C.P.Pizey, Mr.R.L.Charteris, Mr.J.Valentine, Mr.F.P.Raynham, Mr.W.D.Johnstone, Lieutenant W.Parke, R.N., Mr.R.C.Kemp, Mr.B.M.Dodds, Mr.A.D.Jones, Mr.A.W.Fairbank, Mr.E.V.Fisher, and Mr T.O.M.Sopwith, Mr C.Grahame-White, Mr James Radley, the Royal Aero Club, and the officers of the Air Battalion. regards Simon Potter

    London Times Archives online:
    Feb. 22, 1913
    New Aviation Maps
    Mr. E. Hollocombe Clift has designed a series of eight aviation maps printed on cards each 13 in. by 4 3/4 in., and intended to be carried in a case with transparent sides. The maps, which are published by Messrs. George Philip and Son (Limited) are on a scale of eight miles to the inch, with compass-bearings in red and woods in green. They show the way between the aerodromes situated in the area bounded by Oxford, Upavon, Portsmouth, and Eastchurch, and contain a fair amount of detail, the railways and rivers being, of course, very prominent.

    1914 Post Office London Directory
    CLIFT, Eric Hollocoombe, 51 Sinclair road W

    1915 October: Air Ministry, Royal Air Force Piece Title: Notes on Clift Velometer and air speed indicator

    1916 British Telecommunications book: E. H. Clift at 95 Castlenau, Barnes, London SW13

    An Improved Method of and Means for Measuring the Depths of Liquid in Open and Closed Vessels.
    Patent # GB103390 Link to this page http://www.wikipatents.com/
    CLIFT FREDERIC HOLLOCOOMBE Abstract Abstract of GB103390 103,390.
    Clift, F. H. March 27, 1916. Indicators actuated by floats.-The upward pressure of a float in the liquid controls the escape of air under pressure from a chamber in communication with a pressure gauge, which thus indicates the liquid level. The float spindle r, Fig. 1, is connected to a corrugated diaphragm d forming the bottom of a chamber, to which air under pressure is admitted through a pipe f. In a modification, the spindle is also connected to a diaphragm u, Fig. 2, closing the top of the liquid vessel, and to a diaphragm w forming a wall of a chamber t in communication with the upper part of the liquid vessel. The weight of the float may be balanced by a spring s, Fig. 1.

    Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates:
    Clift, Eric Hollocoombe
    95, Castelnau, Barnes, S. W.
    Born 28th Sept. 1874 at London
    Nationality: British
    Rank or Profession: Consulting Engineer
    Certificate taken on Caudron Biplane
    At Beatty School, Hendon
    Date: 26th July 1916

    Improvements in and relating to Air-speed Indicators for use on Aircraft and the like.
    CLIFT FREDERIC HOLLOCOOMBE (GB) Abstract Abstract of GB111308 111,308.
    Clift, F. H. Sept. 13, 1916.
    Pitot-tube apparatus.- Relates to air-speed indicators of the kind in which a pressure gauge is actuated by the air passing through a Pitot tube, and consists in arranging for an audible signal to be given when the speed of the aircraft falls below a predetermined rate. The pressure diaphragm b carries a boss h which, at a predetermined pressure, contacts with a spring finger e and forces the contact point e<1> away from a second point m<1> carried by the finger m and so breaks an electric circuit passing by way of the terminals f, f<1>, through a buzzer. Normally, when the aircraft is in flight, the circuit is broken, but when the speed falls too low, the buzzer gives an alarm. By means of a screw n, pinion o and wheel r fitted with an indicator t, the alarm can be set to any desired speed. The diaphragm b may operate a visual speed indicator also. The ends of the pressure and static tubes c<1>, d<1> are located in the slipstream of the propeller.

    1918 January, British Telecommunications book: E.H. Clift is not listed

    1920, 1922, 1923 British Phone Book for Norwich:
    Bournemth 1554 Clift, Eric H. Ardnave The av Brnksme pk

    1922 Certified Copy of an Entry of Death- given at the GRO 6th January 2004
    Registration District of Poole 1922 Death in the Sub-district of Branksome in the County of Dorset
    Twenty-second November 1922, Ardnave The Avenue Branksome Park, Poole, U.D.
    Frederic Hollocombe Clift, Male, 48 years, Consulting Engineer
    Cause of Death: 1. Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 5 years; 2. Exhaustion, certified by J.M.A. Olivey M.R.C.S.
    Informant: Miriam Welman, present at the death, of Westhall Seldown, Poole
    Registered: Twenty-fourth November 1922
    Registrar: Edwin G. Buridge

    A search has been made in the estate of Frederic Hollocombe CLIFT from the beginning of 1922 to the end of 1925, and no record has been found of a Will or Grant. 9 March 2004

    Hypography Science Bookstore (online) Books: Aviation map, aerodrome to aerodrome; in association with Amazon.com, by E. Hollocombe Clift.
    Binding: Unknown Binding Label: George Philip & Son.,Ltd., The London Geographical Institute Manufacturer: George Philip & Son.,Ltd., The London Geographical Institute Publication Date: 1930 Publisher: George Philip & Son.,Ltd., The London Geographical Institute Studio: George Philip & Son.,Ltd., The London Geographical Institute

    (An aerodrome is any place from and to which flight operations take place.)

    Improvements in Pressure Gauges for Instruments for Indicating the Velocity of the Wind or of Air Currents.
    Patent # GB111565 (Link to this page http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/111565.html Inventor(s))
    Abstract not available for GB111565
  • Change Date: 3 Jun 2009 at 13:29:33

    Father: Frederic CLIFT b: 1 Aug 1847 in St.Day, Gwennap Parish, Cornwall, England
    Mother: Felicia Victoria JONES b: 1849 in Baghdad, Turkey (British Subject)

    Marriage 1 Mary Lovell SIMONS b: 30 Oct 1875 in The Ridge, St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
    • Married: 31 Jul 1902 in Beckenham Parish, County of Kent, England
    • Note:
      Certified copy of an entry of marriage, GRO, registration district of Bromley. Marriage solemnized at Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Beckenham in the County of Kent:
      July 31, 1902
      Frederic Hollocoombe Clift, age 28, Engineer, residing in West Kensington at time of marriage;
      father's name: Frederic Clift, Gentleman
      Mary Lovell Simons, age 26, spinster, residing in Holy Trinity, Beckenham, at time of marriage;
      father's name: Alfred Lovell Simons, Gentleman

      Married in the Church of the Holy Trinity according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence by me, J. H. Wicksteed

      Witnesses: Felicia Victoria Clift and A. Lovell Simons

      Sined: Frederic Holloccombe Clift and Mary Lovell Simons

      Certificate obtained 4 August 1999.

      Certified copy of an entry of marriage, GRO registration district of Fulham in the County of London:
      Fourth June 1898
      Frederic Hollocoombe Clift, age 23 years, Bachelor, Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, residing at 51 Sinclair Road, Hammersmith, Father - Frederic Clift, Solicitor
      Mary Lovell Simons, age 21 years, Spinster, residing at 48 Crystal Palace Park Road, SE, Father - Alfred Lovell Simons, Retired Captain in the Army

      Married in the register office by licence before me, R. Lontram (?), Deputy Registrar and J. Lamb, Deputy Superintendent Registrar.

      Witnesses: F. P. Branner and G. H. Begent

      Signed F. H. Clift and Mary Lovell Simons

      Certificate obtained 22 May 2001
    1. Has No Children Vivien Joan CLIFT b: 20 Dec 1903 in Kensington, London, England

    1. Title: Entry of Birth
      Text: 1838 Registration District of Redruth, Sub-district of Gwennap & Stithians, in the County of Cornwall.
      Note: Croydon Registration District, 1874 Birth in the Sub-district of Croydon, in the County of Surrey
    2. Title: Certified Copy of an Entry of Death
      Note: Registration District of Poole, Sub-district of Branksome in the County of Dorset
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