Sydney Shorter Sydney Shorter  ‎(I117)‎
Name:
Sydney Shorter

Gender: MaleMale
      

Christening: 22 December 1849 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London
Death: 1929 ‎(Age 79)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Christening 22 December 1849 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London

Marriage Status Nellie Miller - MARRIED

Death 1929 ‎(Age 79)‎
Globally unique Identifier DACA4AFEE738A1498459C61346A87F223A41
Last Change 19 January 2011 - 16:56:15 - by: Simon
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Parents Family  (F31)
John Shorter
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Caroline Mary Cousens
1817 - 1895
Kate Francis Shorter
1843 - 1909
Madelaine Shorter
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Caroline Shorter
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Percy Shorter
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Sydney Shorter
1849 - 1929
Sebastian Shorter
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Immediate Family  (F56)
Nellie Miller
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William Shorter
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Notes

Note
Haling Grove was once part of the larger Haling Park country estate which reached as far as Duppas Hill; today the Estate is mainly occupied by Whitgift School.

The house at Haling Grove was probably very early Victorian and was occupied by a succession of owners the last being Mr Sydney Shorter, a London Merchant, who was frequently seen exercising his horses at the Grove or riding a high trap through the town.

Mr Shorter was also a breeder of horses and apart from the breeding he carried out at Haling Grove, he also owned a Stud Farm at Cookham. He employed a coachman, two grooms and a stable boy at Haling Grove.

Mr Shorter died in 1929 and his wife who was not interested in horses did not continue to keep them. Mrs Sydney Shorter bequeathed Haling Grove to the Playing Fields Association in 1933 and they transferred it to the Corporation to care for.

The house was demolished in 1936 and the lawn was extended over its site. Colourful displays of bedding and herbaceous plants are laid out on the lawn and below this there is a meadow with many fine mature trees. The house garden was separated, by a bank of trees, from the old kitchen garden which has been developed as a rose walk.

The original bequest requires the meadow to the south to be used as a playing field for organized games although this was temporarily interrupted when the field was used for allotments during and just after the war when food was scarce.

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Haling GroveHaling Grove  ‎(M32)‎
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Family with Parents
Father
Mother
Caroline Mary Cousens ‎(I74)‎
Birth 1817 36 23
Death June 1895 ‎(Age 78)‎ Reigate district
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Sister
Kate Francis Shorter ‎(I72)‎
Birth 1843 26
Death 1909 ‎(Age 66)‎
#2
Sister
#3
Sister
#4
Brother
#5
Sydney Shorter ‎(I117)‎
Christening 22 December 1849 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London
Death 1929 ‎(Age 79)‎
#6
Brother
Family with Nellie Miller
Sydney Shorter ‎(I117)‎
Christening 22 December 1849 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London
Death 1929 ‎(Age 79)‎
Wife
#1
Son