Eagle my mother's family - the descendants of William EAGLE and Ann Brand
In memory of my cousin Sergeant LEONARD EAGLE and Daisy Louise Eagle 1906-1987 my Mum who married Edwin Lankshear in 1932
- My EAGLE family are from London and Scotland and before that Norfolk and also Suffolk.
- Family lore was of a name Sinclair that was in a family Bible which I suppose is with relatives with whom we have lost contact.
- And that my grandfather John Eagle wore full Scottish outfit - kilt etc
- Also my Mum's brother found a connection with an Artist an R.A. (Royal Academy)
- As you will see family lore was mostly correct - the RA not confirmed but for sure a painter and married to a SINCLAIR
Historic EAGLE Family Photographs and EAGLE family old photos Number 1 - William and his sons William and John were artists and the early photos may be of them or photos they owned to use in portrait work.
I am in contact with several cousins who are descended from
William EAGLE of Norfolk who married Ann Bran/Brann/Brand in North Leith Scotland in 1798. WILLIAM EAGLE was a non commissioned officer in Capt. Varlo's company of the Norfolk Light Dragoons
and their son William EAGLE an Historical Painter (Artist) and Elizabeth Sinclair. They married 1822 in Edinburgh Scotland. William was born in 1799 in Falkirk Scotland and moved around from Edinburgh to London and to Birmingham and back to Scotland and then to Greenwich and London again.
A diversion Caroline Simpson EAGLE c1822 to 1888 wife of John Hutchinson said to be daughter of a William Eagle and Susan/Susanna Ker/Kerr/Simpson - Caroline born Edinburgh 1822 and marries in London 1843 so there might be a link - but we've not seen the marriage cert which presumably shows a William as father......
And to discuss our research into our families we have a googlegroup - I invite new cousins to join us.
My great grand father John was born in London the son of William and
Elizabeth. There were two girls born in
Birmingham Sarah 1832 and Isabella 1838 and now we know of Catherine born in
Edinburgh around 1822/23 and William who appears to have been born in London 1825
as also Mary (found 3/2012). 1861 William EAGLE - the son in Birmingham
and Mary EAGLE c1825 to 1915 daughter to
William Eagle and Elizabeth Sinclair
1861 John EAGLE (c1832-1904) married Jane KING (1840-1902)
Their son my grandfather David William EAGLE (1866-1929) married Elizabeth Robbins in 1885 and my mother Daisy Louise EAGLE was their 11th child and then the twins Arthur and Ernest. My great grandfather David brothers were Edward Sinclair 1862 and Herbert 1876 and sisters Lillian 1872 and Rosina 1880
This was just a quick overview and a lot more detail is found by following
the above links.
As also with Other descendants of William
A work in progress Eagle Marriages 20th Century
If you interested in general EAGLE data please see
EAGLES and EAGLE various - census and other data collected whilst searching for my families