The Oliff's

The Oliff's
Back: Amos Lewis, Thomas Millen, John Thomas, Ella Louise / Middle: Janet Mary, Mrs Louise Florence Oliff, Hon. Albert Thomas Oliff / Front: Percy Charles, Edie Kate, Albert

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Nana and Grandad Wedding

I think this is a photo of my Grandparents Wedding
Herbert Oliff and Alice Williamson on 26th December 1931


Wedding 10th Sptember 1960


Mum and Dad's Wedding invitation


Louise Florence Oliff


So after a few months of not being able to face all the boxes of memorabilia, I have started sorting again

I think this tinted photo is of my Great Grandmother
Louise Florence Oliff
I also found a newspaper clipping of Lady Millicent Taylour

There isn't much about her on the internet but I did find an article about her rather lively wedding on 28th April 1930 in The Glasgow Herald

It must be quite an old clipping since she looks to be in her 20's
She died in 1975 and as far as I know was no relation, so why the clipping was in with the other memorabilia I don't know

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Oliff Family Tree



This family tree is from 1986 so is now rather out of date with the only recent additions being the ones I know of. Please feel free to email me with details of any of the other branches so I can update it.


Monday, 14 January 2013

The Basics

My dad, David Brian Oliff was born on 6th July 1932 and died on 17th November 2012

I have now inherited several boxes of photographs of family members along with letters and postcards sent between his father Herbert. L Oliff and his uncles who lived in South Africa.

I have found these to be fascinating and so I have decided to write a blog and post these letters in case there are any other Oliff descendants out there with an interest in this branch of the family tree.

I am going to try to post in chronological order, but until I am sure I have found all the letters etc I cannot begin to order them.

I have a book written in 1986 by E.M Hood-Williams abut The Honorable A.T. Oliff, which has helped me to work out who was who on dad's family tree but I also have plenty of cuttings and photos of people who I do not know.

I also have a large black and white photograph of Albert Thomas Oliff and his family.
Since my grandfather isn't in this photo and going by which of his sibling are and their ages I would guess that the photo was taken in 1899.

My Grandfather, Herbert Oliff was a talented artist and I have several of his sketches and a scrapbook of his drawings, some of which were published, I intend to post some of these too, if I can fit them in my scanner!

I hope this blog will be of interest to people. It seems a shame to keep all these fascinating, historical items hidden away in boxes and trunks.