Marguerite Charlotte Mercer Gardener: Birth: 14 AUG 1900. Death: 9 JUN 1964
Note: N37831 A schoolboy in 1881 under J Arthur Legh (“head boarder”) Avenue Rd, Newport, Shropshire, with his twin brother Lewis.
(Have therefore assumed that he was at Adams’ Grammar School, Newport - a school supported by the Haberdashers’.)
Proprietor of E L Gardener & Son, Auctioneers, Canterbury & Faversham.
Special Constable 1914.
Built house Barton Croft on Old Dover Rd, Canterbury. Subsequently built house of same name on New Dover Rd.
In 1901 census was living at 7 Victoria Road, Canterbury, as an Auctioneer age 35 living in “of Canterbury formerly St Mildred”.
Had three servants.
Gained his second name from the surname of his grandmother Jane.
In 1898 an Edwin Gardener was the Chairman or Secretary or similar of the Canterbury Farmer’s Club (founded 1855).
(A List of English Clubs in All Parts of the World. By E. C. Austen Leigh. 1898.)
In 1908 E.L. Gardener of 69 Castle Street, Canterbury was Secretary of the Canterbury Farmer’s Club (or whatever it was called).
E. L. Gardener & Son, Surveyors, Auctioneers, Land Agents, Valuers. 9 The Parade, Canterbury (Kentish Gazette & Canterbury Press, April 8, 1933
In 1915 Mr. E. L. Gardener, of 69, Castle-street, Canterbury, was listed in (as a subscriber?) in “Fifty Years of Agricultural Politics”.
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