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Sylvia8

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Checking addresses
« on: December 12, 2020, 12:25:21 PM »
Hi everyone,

Did someone (Barrie or the L. Davies family or the du Maurier family or someone related to them) live at 15 Bayswater Road?

And did the Llewelyn family live at 18 Craven Terrace? In the appartments that are there nowadays?

I've also seen "JMB" carved in a window. I don't know where it is and I don't know if Barrie carved it himself...

Thank you a lot and have a nice day

Brutus

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Re: Checking addresses
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 02:55:52 PM »
I've never heard of 15 Bayswater Road in connection of either Barrie, the Llewelyn Davies or the du Maurier's.

Barrie and Mary Ansell first lived in South Kensington (Gloucester Road) before moving to 100 Bayswater Road. Before his marriage, Barrie lived in various rooms at different addresses (mostly in Bloomsbury), but I've never come across 15 Bayswater Road.

George du Maurier and his family lived in Bloomsbury before moving to Hampstead. Gerald du Maurier lived in Regent's Park before moving to Hampstead.

Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies did live at 18 Craven Terrace when they first married and their first son George was born there. It was a house then, but it has probably been converted to flats now. They then moved to 31 Kensington Park Gardens and later at No 23 before moving out of London to Birkhamsted. After Arthur's death, Sylvia and the boys moved back to London, to 23 Campden Hill Square.

The initials JMB were etched onto the glass pane of a dining room window in the Harris Hotel in the Western Isles. You can see a photo on the database https://jmbarrie.co.uk/photos/barries-initials-scratched-into-the-glass-of-the-nbsp#more, and read more about it.

« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 02:58:23 PM by Brutus »

Sylvia8

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Re: Checking addresses
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 03:44:37 PM »
Thank you very much :) It's very helpful :D I've already been to some places in Hampstead and Bloomsbury. I don't know for 15 Bayswater Road, maybe it was related to Mary Ansell, I don't remember where I saw this address. I didn't know for Gerald du Maurier, thank you.

Thank you very much for the initials on the window :D
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 03:52:56 PM by Sylvia8 »