I am trying to find if there are any relatives
of Richard (Dick) Collier and Elizabeth (Bessy)
Quarterman. They lived at Yattendon at the time
of Bessy's death. I believe they had twins,
Richard and Diane. Bessy was born around 1903 at
Peasemore, and died sometime between the wars.
None of the family seem to know what happened to
the children after the death of their mother. I
was told by a cousin some years ago that Dick
Collier had either one or both legs amputated.
The reason for me trying to find any descendants
is that during the summer the last of my cousins
from Oxford died and her son has sent me some old
photographs that belonged to his grandmother (my
aunt). Since I contacted the BFHS discussion
group I have been given more old photographs of
my grandmother with the girls (all three together).
I have also found out which is which aunt in the
I would also like to know if there is anybody
interested in a George Brooks or a Harriet Prince.
Harriet was born around 1842 possibly at
Leckhamstead. I am also trying to track down an
ancestor with the Christian name of Aubrey, born