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Jeeves from east Anglia that spread to US and Aus

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Jeeves from east Anglia that spread to US and Aus

Posted: 26 Oct 2007 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jeeves
Ok I am stuck, I know this much from my Father

My Great Great Grandfather was George Jeeves who was born in 1840 in Tempsford, Bedfordshire(beds) UK, He married Elizabeth Clark Goodman and had 10 children! they were all born in Gamblingay, Beds. Their names were :

Walter (Died in railway accident aged 28)
George William (coachman)
William (my Great Grandfather)
Thomas Edward
Alice Carnelia
Frederick Edmond (a Barker - Speaker)
Arthur Goodman
Frances Addie
Alfred Charles (game keeper)

William was my Great Grandfather and was a Butler at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire but when he married a ladies maid " Agnes Clark" he had to leave service as staff werent allowed to be married to each other. He then became the Porter at Queens College, Cambridge university.
(as an aside Edward VII use to visit Wimpole hall regularly and was an infamous ladies man. Richard the eldest of the Williams children would joke that his real father was not William but King Edward as the Ladies maids were apparently quite attractive which was the real reason they left Wimpole hall - nice story not sure whether any royal blood in reality though)

He had three children

William Richard (later known as Richard and emmigrated to USA in 1920's)
Edna (married and became Edna Mason)
Alec (my Grandfather)

William Richard who later became known as Richard Jeeves emigrated to USA in 1920's and was a successful business man, I think he was based in Detroit originally. He actually met with PG wodehouse once in the states and asked whether his Jeeves character was based on anyone but the reply was negative.
He had three children who live in the USA:


Judith married a lawyer called Conrad and became Judith(judy) Tuohey and lives in California, Lugana Hills area, I don't know much detail about Ricky and Jerome but i know that Judith had three daughters, Octavia is the only name i can recall at the moment.

Coming back to the UK

Alec Jeeves married Stella Finding and in lived in Camdridshire and had two sons Richard (b 1930) and Rodney. They then moved to Norwich shortly before the 2nd World War.

Richard (Dick) is my father. I am the oldest b 1965 and My Broter Robert b 1967 and Sister Abigail b 1973.

Rodney emmigrated to Western Australia in the 1960's with his wife Daphne and had two children Andrew and Stephen Jeeves, Andrew lives in Perth with his family and Stephen lives in Geraldton.

My Brother and I are both married with Kids,

So thats about it, according to my father the Jeeves historically were very big men all above 6 foot and above and we are lucky enough to have pictures of many of them in particular William when working a Wimpole hall.

I want to find out history going back before George Jeeves and what happend to his other Children, so far running a blank but as they came from bedfordshire surely someone out there knows something?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mark_Jeeves 26 Oct 2007 7:01PM GMT 
davendonna2 27 Oct 2007 5:17PM GMT 
Mark_Jeeves 28 Oct 2007 10:23PM GMT 
Mark_Jeeves 28 Oct 2007 10:23PM GMT 
thelmajeeves2... 14 Nov 2007 3:55PM GMT 
Mark_Jeeves 23 Dec 2007 10:42AM GMT 
lkgarcia2011 30 May 2011 3:25AM GMT 
thelmajeeves2... 3 Jun 2011 8:21PM GMT 
jeremyjeeves 25 Nov 2012 9:41PM GMT 
jeremyjeeves 20 Apr 2009 3:42PM GMT 
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