IOW Photographers - Wheeler
|Photographer||John G Wheeler
Symonds & Wheeler
Brown & Wheeler
|Lifespan||Born: c1828 Camberwell, Surrey||Died: 1905 Northwood, IOW|
|Studio Addresses||Shooters Hill, Northwood, Cowes|
|Associates||John Symonds, John Brown|
Harrod & Co's Directory Hampshire & IOW (page 1113)
Symonds & Wheeler, photographic artist, Shooters Hill, West Cowes
|1866 - estimated date
of photo - see below
1880 - estimated date of photo - see below
Example of a Symonds & Wheeler photo and back estimated to be c1866.
This has the addresses 5 Above Bar, Southampton and Wilton House, West Cowes
My thanks to Antony Barton (Newport) for the above photo.
My thanks to Andy Civil for the above photo. Andy would be very interested to hear from other researchers with CIVIL interests. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
The photo is of Andy's 2xg-grandfather, Thomas Godsell Civil, born 1821 in Cowes.
|Family History||According to the 1881 census, John George Wheeler
was born c1828 in Camberwell, Surrey. However, it is not known if he is a descendant of
the Island's indigenous Wheeler/Whillier/Williar family. In the 1881 census, John is
listed as a photographer living at Shooters Hill, Northwood along with his Island born
wife Sophia, five daughters and a step-mother, Harriet Callingham, form Norfolk.
Interestingly, the three eldest daughters were born in Winchester (c1853-58) and the
younger two on the IOW (Annie at East Cowes c1860 and Ada at West Cowes c1863). Thus, it
would appear that the family moved to the Island c1859; settling first in East Cowes and
then West Cowes/Northwood.
It is highly likely that John was the 'Wheeler' who was in partnership with John Symonds of Newport and trading as 'Symonds & Wheeler' at Shooters Hill c1865. Likewise, with John Brown and trading as 'Brown & Wheeler' at High Street & Shooters Hill c1867-75.
John George Wheeler died in 1905 aged 77 years and was buried at Northwood Cemetery on 28th February. Coincidentally, his wife Sophia who pre-deceased him had been buried on that day in 1894.