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Banstead Village

Group photo Nork House
The Banstead Image Library
Group photo Nork House

This picture was taken at Nork House in 1907. Helen Dalziel Colman is seated, in the middle, with the fur stole. In the back, with the top hat, I believe, is Helen's brother Murray Dalziel. Murray's daughter, Constance Dalziel is seated, second from the right. Nigel Colman and Gordon Colman are seated on either side of the dog. Nigel is the clean-shaven one. I cannot identify others in the picture. In particular, I do not know the man who is seated next to Helen. By the time this picture was taken, Frederick Colman, Helen's husband, had already died. This picture was among several of Nork Park that were in Murray Dalziel's possession when he died in 1942 in Jackson, Michigan, USA.

Background by LNW: Frederick Edward Colman, Managing Director of the family's mustard factory bought the Nork and Great Burgh estate in 1890. After his death in 1900 his wife and family retained the estate until it was sold in 1923.
Picture added on 31 July 2014 at 00:48
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I have found a ships passenger list that records Constance and Murray Dalziel returning to New york on the 21st July 1907,the ships name was Celtic and their port of departure was Liverpool, England.
Added by Christine Kent on 31 July 2014
Another ships passenger list records Murray Dalziel arriving in England on the 30th September 1922,ships name Olympic.He has given his intended address as Nork Park Epsom Downs.
Added by Christine Kent on 31 July 2014
I believe that Murray's 1907 trip was to pick up his daughter, Constance, and bring her back to the USA after some course of education. I do not know when she went to England. She did accompany Murray on the trip back in 1907. Murray's trip in 1922 occurred in the months after his wife, Emma Jane Phillips Dalziel, died in Jackson, Michigan. By that time, Constance was married, living in the USA, and had a child.
Added by Michael Dalziel Hughes on 31 July 2014
Could the lady sitting next to Constance to her right in the photo be her mother Emma Jane Phillips Dalziel. Also do you know of a Rev William Dalziel born abt 1863?
Added by Christine Kent on 01 August 2014
I do not think that Constance's mother was on the visit to England in 1907. Also, I have a picture of Emma Jane Phillips Dalziel, and it does not look like the woman to the right of Constance in the photo. I could email that picture to anyone who is interested. It shows Murray Dalziel, Davison Dalziel (Murray's son Davison, who was the nephew of Davison Dalziel, Murray's brother (taxi cabs, newspapers, Pullman cars; the name "Davison Dalziel" was popular in the family), Emma Jane, and a baby, I believe my mother, also named Constance, on a family outing in Michigan in, probably, 1917 or 1918.
Added by Michael Dalziel Hughes on 01 August 2014
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