Images of the Oram family’s friends and relations with a Map of their homes
All the photographs in this section and the associated places section come from the Oram family archives.
As well as commercial and very amateurish photographs the archive includes work of three good family photographers. Diarist John’s eldest son John Samuel Oram 1847-1913 emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio where he built up a successful business. In 1887 he was able to visit his parents in England and later often visited Wilford. The archive includes his interior and outside photographs. John Samuel’s sister Lily, younger by 22 years, was also a very competent photographer and there are photographs she took 1900-1914. The third photographer was diarist Arthur’s son Arthur Oram 1885-1965 who was on long leave from the Indus Valley around 1920 when his mother Catherine died.
Arthur and Catherine’s offspring before c1918 or when they were married
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People at Wilford c 1920 around the time of Arthur’s death in 1919, Catherine’s in 1920 until Wilford Lodge was sold in 1921. David Deverell and his family were living at Wilford and helping on the farm prior to emigrating to the USA
Pictures of Arthur and Catherine’s offspring later in life
Further photographs taken at Knockroe can be found in the ‘Knockroe’ slideshow on the Places page in the ‘Horses and hunting’ slideshow on the Other Photographs page
Pictures of the James Cowan and members of the Anderson family living at Knockroe:
Home of Ephraim Anderson, uncle of Catherine Oram of Wilford Lodge and his family.
Brees or Brize House
Brees or Brize house was home of Matthew Anderson 1784-1867 and his son John Anderson 1811-1874 from their move from Northumberland in the mid 1850s until about 1870. Birthplace of John and Margaret Anderson’s six daughters including Arthur Oram’s wife Catherine.
Home of the Symington family, friends of the Andersons.
Slide Show of images of the Dick family:
The banner photograph is of Wilford Lodge, home to the Oram family from 1877-1920.
John Oram's diaries
January 1854 - September 1873 at Burrishoole
October 1873 - March 1877 at Slinfold, Sussex
April 1877 – September 1881 at Burrishoole
October 1881 - 1907 at Lovington then Little Weston, Somerset.