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View full size imageHorace Rose

Horace Rose, Grandad, was born in 1820 making him 81 in 1901.

His father, Fortune Rose, came from Bristol. Horace was born in Greenwich.

When his father died in 1827, Horace went to the Royal Hospital School, Greenwich.

When he was 13 he went into the Navy. Whenever he had leave from the Navy, he came back to Greenwich to see his friends and family.

In 1844, aged 24, he married Maria Watling. They had five children: George, Maria, Albert, Maud and Louisa. Later Horace left the Navy and lived in Greenwich. He worked on boats on the river Thames until he was well past 70. Now he has a small pension.

 

 
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