TINTED AMBROTYPE OF A LADY
Victorian Photograph Collection of Jennifer Carnell
Tinted quarter plate ambrotype of a standing lady.
One unfortunate aspect of photographs leaving families and being sold is that they are then sold on individually by dealers.
At one point I tried to buy related photos and put them back together, but this proved too expensive and I rarely managed to win all of the auctions.
This is an occasion where I ended up with just one of the pictures.
One of the other pictures, an ambrotype of a boy called Jeffreys Peebles Murray (1852-1912), provides the clue as to the family. Other pictures were probably his parents the Reverend Jeffreys Wilkins Murray (1819-1883, the son of William and Catherine Murray of Swansea) and Jane Elspet Isabella Peebles (1816-1892, daughter of Colonel Thomas and Ann Peebles).
and this woman was probably his grandmother Ann Peebles (nee Ann Bruce, born Aberdeenshire, Scotland, c.1786-1884, who married Thomas Peebles of the Royal Marines at Rosemount in Perth in 1811) and who later lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Cornwall.
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