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Portrait of Miss Harriet Priddis, London, Ontario

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Posted by Peter Vickers, 1 July 2010 at 11:36

Harriet Priddis B.June 17 1847. in Torquay, England. D. Jan7 1922

Daughter of Charles Trump Priddis B.Jun 13, 1819 at Bishop's Court Farm, Ottery, St.Mary, Devon,England. settled in Ontario 1849. Formed Priddis Bros. on Dundas St. London, Dry goods merchants.

D.Mar 4 1887.

and his wife Harriet Williams Priddis, B. 8 Sept. 1817 Cardiff, Wales. D. 4 Mar 1887.

Harriet wrote of her travels in England.

She also had access to the Proudfoot Papers, which she prepared, typed and presented to the Lon. Hist. Soc.

Harriet,her parents and brothers are buried in Woodland Cemetery, London , Section N, Row 36 #2

Posted by [Name Withheld], 24 June 2012 at 12:45

Thank you for this information. The material displayed seemed only concerned with the photography company, not the sitter for the portrait. Miss Priddis also did a piece for the London and Middlesex Historical Society on the names of London streets c1909 later updated. Sadly this is one of the sources of the myth that the military rank of Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe whilst in Upper Canada was 'General' unfortunately available uncorrected online at the municipal website. It was said by an old Londoner that she was take to visit Miss Priddis at her estate to look at the peacocks, about the time of the Great War. The families might have known each other being in business downtown and with Devon connection. If there is more information on where Miss Priddis lived, it would be interesting

Posted by [Name Withheld], 24 June 2012 at 13:20

The Naming of London Streets, Read Before the London and Middlesex Historical Society, May 16, 1905. Revised and Corrected up to date, January 9, 1909. By Harriet Priddis, Brook Farm, London [Article appears in the Society's Centennial Review 1967].

"....Priddis Lane runs back from 256 Dundas Street to property of the late Charles Trump Priddis."

WHAT a lot of work for this woman in her early 60s. Great contribution to our shared heritage resources. A book by Baker and Neary recently updates the information.

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Portrait of Miss Harriet Priddis, London, Ontario

A black and white portrait of Miss Harriet Priddis.