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Archer & Daughter, Wm. E.B.
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  Listing last updated on 21 Jul 2024.
Sellinge, Kent
United Kingdom
William Edward Basil Archer (b. 1862 Bradford, Yorkshire - August 12, 1950 Worthing), Sellindge, England
Muriel Gertrude Archer (1900 Finchley, Middlesex - 1952), his daughter

[From 1861 Census Record:] in Horton, Ribblesdale, Yorkshire: William Archer, Emma H Archer, and daughter Florence A. Archer (b. 1860 Bradford, Yorkshire)

[From 1871 Census Record:] in Horton, Ribblesdale, Yorkshire: William Archer (cabinet maker), Emma H Archer, daughters Florence A Archer, Frances E Archer (b. 1867 Bradford, Yorkshire), Mary Archer (b. 1870 Bradford, Yorkshire); son William E Archer (b. 1862 Bradford, Yorkshire)

[From March 31, 1901 Census Record:] William B Archer (b. 1862 Bradford, Yorkshire), furniture designer; Bessie Archer (b. 1861 Carlisle, Cumberland) and daughter Muriel G Archer (b. 1900 Finchley, Middlesex), live at Long Lane Vernon Terrace, Finchley, Middlesex

[From 1911 Census Record:] family lives at Coulsdon, Highfield The Chase, Surrey

[From England Births & Christenings:] parents of W.E.B. Archer: father William Archer (christened August 13, 1830 Bradford, Yorkshire), upholsterer, married Emma Horsfall Whitaker (b. ca. 1832) in 1858
oldest daughter Florence Amelia Archer married Edwin James Deverell in 1888, died 1915.

[From Modern Roses II, p. 11:] W.E.B. Archer & Daughter, Sellindge, Ashford, Kent, England

[From Botanica's Roses, p. 677:] Archer's firm, W.E.B. Archer & Daughter was in Sellindge, Kent and was active from the 1920s to the 1940s. He pursued unusual lines, and had commercial successes with... 'Dainty Bess', 'Ellen Willmott', and 'Golden Crest'...

[From Singularly Beautiful Roses, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2010, p. 2:] William Edward Basil Archer. A furniture designer originally, he began breeding roses as a hobby. He, his wife, two sisters, and his daughter moved to Monk‟s Horton in Sellindge, Kent, in the south-east corner of England in the early 20‟s. There he and his daughter Muriel partnered in introducing a number of roses from the 20‟s through the 40‟s following several unusual breeding lines.

[From Rosenzüchterinnen, by Anita Böhm-Krutzinna, 2022, p. 167ff.:] Muriel Archer moved in the early 1920s with her parents and two aunts from Yorkshire to Monks Horton near Sellindge in Kent...Their new brick house was art Swan Lane at the edge of the small village of Monks Horton near Ashford...They named their nursery ...W.E.B. Archer & Daughter...Muriel Archer died in the early 1950s.
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