Petrie Family
Ivy Lodge, Sefton, Canterbury
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In 1963 James Aubrey PETRIE, a farmer, was living at Ivy Lodge. These postcards were addressed to his aunt, Jean Gertrude PETRIE, and were from three Sefton School classmates - Mary WILSON, Lancelot McGOWAN and Jessie McGOWAN c1909-1910. Jean was the grand-daughter of Robert PETRIE Snr who came from Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland and settled at Woodend, Canterbury c1860.


Genealogy
Alexander PETRIE was born 1863 at Woodend, Canterbury, the son of Robert PETRIE and Betsy nee STARK. He married Kate DERBRIDGE at St Barnabas, Woodend on 08 August 1888. There were six children:

Alexander John PETRIE (1889-1958) m 1916 Emilie WILSON - they had a son - James Aubrey PETRIE
Charles Derbridge PETRIE (1891-1966)
Elizabeth Stark PETRIE (1893-1924) m 1915 Charles COOK
Jean Gertrude PETRIE (1895-1984) m 1920 Daniel Lancelot McGOWAN
Elsie Dorothy PETRIE (1898-1898)
Kathleen Helen PETRIE (1901-1984) m 1946 Cecil RHODES


1st Postcard Details
Wishing you many happy returns of your Birthday - Mary WILSON
"A Birthday Wish - May Happiness & Good Health Always Attend You"
A. G. Taylor's "Reality" Series, 70 Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.
Genuine Silver Print Photograph (Copyright) Printed in England - Series No. Z1749

2nd Postcard Details
Wishing you Many Happy Returns of the day - L. McG
"Happy Congratulations and Many Happy Returns of your Birthday - Across your path may sunbeans stray, And joys be thick as flowers in May."
A. G. Taylor's "Reality" Series, 70 Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.
Genuine Silver Print Photograph (Copyright) Printed in England - Series No. Z1856

3rd Postcard Details
Wishing you many many happy returns of the 15th December from Jessie McGOWAN
Happy Birthday - What wish can friendship form for thee, what brighter star invoke to shine? They path from every thorn is free and every rose is thine."
A. G. Taylor's "Reality" Series, 70 Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.
Genuine Silver Print Photograph (Copyright) Printed in England - Series No. Z2642