- Cyril's Tree - Margaret's Tree - Douglas's Tree - Annie's Tree - Current Generation's Tree

Family Sheet Links & Birth Information

Ref. Name Birth Birthplace
3 Cyril John Russell 1913 Cranbrook
683 Margaret Russell (Weller) 1912 Bodiam
Douglas Frederick Backhouse 1903 Bradford
Annie Elizabeth Backhouse (Homewood) 1901 Chartham
Carol Russell (Walker, Newhouse) 1959 Preststyn


Cyril John Russell married Margaret Weller 2nd June 1934 at the Registry Office, Tonbridge. (21 & 22 yrs old resp.). Fathers Edward John Russell & Thomas John Weller.
Cyril John Russell born 27th may 1913 in Rectory Cottages, Cranbrook. To Edward John Russell & Ada Russell (formally Butler).
Margaret Weller born 13th April 1912 in Heals Cottages, Bodiam. To Thomas Weller & Rose Emma Weller (formally Puxty).
Peter Edward John Russell born 23rd August 1934 in The Maternity Home, Tunbridge Wells. To Cyril John Russell & Margaret Russell (formally Weller).


Cyril John Russell

Margaret Russell (Weller)

Peter Edward John Russell

David Russell

Andrew Russell

Janice & Mike's Family in Australia

War Recollections

Cyril John Russell - 7th Armoured Div.
Cyril John Russell - Newspaper Article


Douglas F. Backhouse married Annie E. Homewood 19th March 1928 at Frittenden. (24 & 26 res.). Fathers Fred Backhouse & Edward Homewood.
Douglas Frederick Backhaus born 18th August 1903 at 19 Heaton Grove, Bradford. to Frederick Backhaus & Rose Backhaus (formally Koster).
Annie Elizabeth Homewood born 29th September 1901 at Chartham. to Edward Homewood & Julia Homewood (formally Wood).
Daphne Ann Backhouse born 12th June 1931 in Ottinge Court Cottages, Elham.To Douglas Frederick Backhouse & Annie Elizabeth Backhouse (formally Homewood).

Census Returns

1911 Annie Elizabeth Homewood
1911 Douglas Backhouse


Douglas Frederick Backhouse

Annie Elizabeth Backhouse (Homewood)

Daphne Ann Russell (Backhouse)

Michael Backhouse & Janet Backhouse (Tolhurst)

"Skeet" at Lyminge

"Wayfaring" at Elham

"Great Bubhurst Farm", Frittenden

"Standen" at Iden Green

"Nairn" at Benenden

Houses that Annie Backhouse (Homewood) lived in. calculated from Annie's Post Cards

Howfield Farm, Chartham, Canterbury 1901-1910
Ivy House, Stodmarsh, Canterbury 1911-1913
Bubhurst Farm, Frittenden 1914-1930
Ottinge Court Cottage, Elham 1931
Skeet Farm, Lyminge 1932-1937
Wayfaring”, Elham, Canterbury 1938-1939
“Bubhurst”, Frittenden 1940-1943
"Standen”, Iden Green 1944-1954
“Nairn”, Benenden 1955-1983
62 Wheatfield Way, Cranbrook 1984-1987

War Recollections

Annie Backhouse (Homewood) - Battle of Britain

Newspaper Clippings

Douglas Backhouse & Anne Backhouse (Homewood) wedding anniversary



Douglas F. Backhouse 1903-1987.
Anne E. Backhouse 1901-1987.


Douglas Backhouse joined the RAF in WW2. Annie Backhouse and family lived at Great Bubhurst Farm, Frittenden during the war (farm run by Uncle Bill) and then moved to Standen Farmhouse, Iden Green. When Julia was just five they moved to “Nairn”, Benenden