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George Biggs and George Jenner at the Hyde
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George Biggs and George Jenner at the Hyde

Here are two workers from the Hyde Estate in Handcross. They appear to be standing in the doorway to a walled garden.
On the left is George Biggs (1857-1935), father to Walter Biggs and grandfather to Sid, Jim and Bridget.
On the right with his besom broom is his son-in-law George Richard Jenner (1888-1923) who married George’s daughter Florence Mary in 1919. Their two sons were George and Charlie Jenner who lived for many years with their widowed mother in 3, Batchelors Buildings in the High Street.
On the right can be seen a side-by-side shotgun leaning against the brick wall, but I am not certain if it belongs to George or George! Or perhaps the photographer, who can be seen in the lower left corner!
Picture added on 17 August 2015 at 13:50
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Fantastic picture of one of my long gone relatives.
Many thanks. I love this site.
Added by William Hussey on 06 September 2015
This is the first picture I've ever seen of my great-grandfather, George Biggs.
I've mentioned this to my father who also said he'd never seen a picture of his uncle, George Jenner.
Added by David Biggs on 01 November 2015
He would also be father of William Biggs who was a gardener at The Hyde.
He ended up living at 4 Hyde Cottages with my grandmother, Dorothy Richter.
She was related to Bill. Lovely man
Added by William Hussey on 02 November 2015
What a fantastic surprise. I found your site by accident, my family on my mother’s side came from your part of the country.
My mother was Kitty Jenner and she was born in Slaugham in 1915. Her brother was George Frederick Jenner, also born in Slaugham in 1918.
Their father was Benjamin Jenner, and his brothers were George Richard Jenner and James Edward “Ted” Jenner. He also had a sister, Minnie Jenner.
As I have no photographs of my grandfather Benjamin, it is great to see a photograph of his brother, George Jenner above.
I assume that T. Jenner in the local cricket team would be James Edward as my mother called him “Uncle Ted”.
If anyone has any photographs of my family which they could copy for me, I would be most grateful.
I did meet my first cousins, once removed, George and Charlie Jenner from Batchelors Cottages a few years ago. I know George has gone, but the last we heard Charlie he was ill.

Added by Joe Stephens on 22 February 2016
Joe, Charlie passed away on 5th November 2017, aged 97.
Your great-uncle James Edward "Ted" Jenner appears in several of the cricketing photographs,where he is named variously as Ted, E, or T. Jenner!
I wonder if you have used the search facility by searching for "Jenner". I think you will find several of your family on the website.
Added by Barry Ray on 22 February 2016
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