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
Anne 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

Adrian Russell

Richard Russell

Cyril Anthony Russell

Jennifer Betts (Russell)

Janice & Mike's Family in Australia

Jeanette McLeod (Russell)

Julie Tiltman (Russell)

War Recollections

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


Douglas F. Backhouse married Anne 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).
Anne 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 & Anne Elizabeth Backhouse (formally Homewood).
Death of Daphne Ann Russell (Backhouse) 2nd December 2023 at Staplehurst

Census Returns

1911 Anne Elizabeth Homewood
1911 Douglas Backhouse


Douglas Frederick Backhouse

Anne 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


Artwork of Daphne Ann Russell (Backhouse)

Artwork of Michael Backhouse


History of Congregational Church, Cranbrook - Daphne Russell (Homewood)

Houses that Anne Backhouse (Homewood) lived in. calculated from Anne'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

Anne 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. Anne 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

Peter E J Russell married Daphne A Backhouse, June 1957, Maidstone, 5b, 943 }FreeBMD