Alexandra Violet Hemery

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Alexandra as a young girl

Alexandra Violet Hemery was born in 1863 in Jersey. She married in June 1888 Captain, later Major Thomas James Kernaghan, born in Ireland in 1854. They had four children, Gladys Mary Violet born 1889 in Jersey, Lillian Frances born 1890 in Pembroke, died in 1926, Violet Eileen Kernaghan born 1893 in Pembroke, died in 1915, and Graham H Kernaghan born 1894 in Colchester, he died in 1916.

In the 1891 census the family were staying at 47 Main Street, Pembroke. Major Kernaghan was working in the Ordnance Store Department. Alice and Ethel Wilder are visitors, as is Alexandra’s mother Frances, and they have three servants.

By 1901 Alexandra Violet was widowed, living with two of her children, Violet and Graham, with her mother Frances and three servants at 23 The Avenue, Colchester. The other two children Gladys and Lillian were boarding with Evelyn Wilder at Birkenhead. Alexandra died in 1933.

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