IOW Photographers - McLennan
|Active Period||1906 - 1918|
|Lifespan||Born: 1882 Edinburgh, Scotland||Died: 1956 Barnet, Herts|
|Studio Addresses||School Green, Freshwater|
1906 recorded as being a photographer in marriage register
1910 Kelly's Directory of IOW
1915 Kelly's Directory of Hants & IOW (p1090)
|c1914 - estimated date of photo - see below|
Example of McLennan's photos from c1914
The original photos measure 6" x 4½" and have plain dark brown backs.
My thanks to Lindsay Robertson (Aberdeen) for the above photos.
These photos are from Lindsay's family photo collection, but the
subjects are unknown.
|Family History||Lindsay McLennan was born on 3 March 1882 at
Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a house decorator James Garroch McLennan from
Caithness and his wife Mary (nee Tocher) from Aberdeen. His parents had
married in February 1880 at Edinburgh and had a daughter Cecilia born
later that year.
At the time of the 1891 census, 9 year old Lindsay was living with his parents and siblings in Edinburgh. By the time of the 1901 census, the family had moved to London, where Lindsay, aged 19, was working as a photo artist.
It is not known when Lindsay came to the IOW, or what prompted the move, but he probably arrived sometime in the early 1900's.
The first reference found of Lindsay on the IOW was when he married Annie Alford on 10 Dec 1906 at St John's Church, Carisbrooke. The marriage entry records Linsday as being a 25 year old bachelor photographer and his bride a 32 year old spinster. Annie was the daughter of the late railway station master William Alford and his wife Ann nee Bennett. Inexplicably, Lindsay stated his residence to be Gravesend, Kent at the time of the marriage.
At the time of the 1911 census, photographer Lindsay was living in Freshwater along with with his wife Annie and their 2 year old son Garrick Alford who had been born at Gravesend, Kent. The couple had another son, Donald Lindsay, born in 1914 (see announcement below).
It is not known when Lindsay and his family left the IOW, but it must have been between 1918-21 as Lindsay is not listed in the 1921 Electoral Register.
My thanks to Lindsay Robertson (Aberdeen) for contributing to the above family history.
L. MCLENNAN, PHOTOGRAPHER & PICTURE FRAMER, FRESHWATER.
High-class Portraiture at a moderate price. Miniatures in black and white, sepia, and water colours.
Enlargements a speciality, from life or copy. Picture Framing, a choice selection of Mouldings always in stock.
ANOTHER GUN-FIRING ALARM AT FRESHWATER.
ISLAND MILITARY TRIBUNALS
My thanks to Caroline Dudley of the Freshwater & Totland Archive Group for locating the above articles.