Category Archives: Sandow

Sando/w/es in the Crimea

Two Sandoes are known to have taken part in the Crimean War: William Sandoe (1825-1862), the Captain’s Steward on HMS Malacca, and Alexander Dingle Sandoe (1831-before 1857), a seaman on HMS Sanspareil, the guardship for the flagship HMS Agamemnon at … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Liverpool

Around 1900, a young Livepool family commenced a fifteen year connection with the Toxteth Workhouse and other poor law institutions before being dispersed across North America. Two Sandow girls, Mary Jane aged 11 and Grace aged 6, were brought destitute … Continue reading

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Francis Sandoe and the London Poverty Survey

Charles Booth (1830-1916) was a Liverpool businessman (a dealer in leather and skins, and a  steamship operator), a philanthropist, initially Unitarian but eventually agnostic. From 1883 to 1903 he led and published the London Poverty Survey. Francis Sandoe (1834-1886) was … Continue reading

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Sidney Sandoe’s ships

Sidney Richard John Sandoe 1868-1911 1883-1885 Sidney Sandoe entered the Royal Navy as a boy entrant at Devonport, HMS Impregnable. This is HMS Impregnable in 1896, formerly HMS Howe, at Devonport since 1888. Sidney’s HMS Impregnable was the former HMS … Continue reading

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Who was Charles Perthlin?

Revised 15 Dec 2017 – postscript 2 On the eleventh of July 1902, a young woman died in Cardiff following childbirth. She was Lucy Jane Perthlin, formerly Sandoe, born in Cardiff in 1873, the daughter of William Sandoe and Mary, … Continue reading

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Sidney Richard John Sandoe

Family legends Sidney Richard John Sandoe (1868-1911) was Richard John Sidney on his birth certificate, and was known to his shipmates as Dick. Whenever I asked where Sidney Sandoe came from, I was told it was from Falmouth in Cornwall, from a … Continue reading

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Sando/w/es in WW1

This list is not complete. Many WW1 British Service Records were destroyed or damaged in 1940. Other records have not yet been seen or found. Civilian casualties are even more difficult to find. Updated 8 October 2017, 22 Nov 2017, … Continue reading

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The Sando/w/e name

The origin of the name Sando/w/e The name has several origins internationally: In Mecklenburg, Germany: the Latin form Sandoviensis (degrading to Sandovie etc) is known from mediaeval documents such as Rostock university registers, and means “a person from neighbouring Sandau-an-der-Elbe“. … Continue reading

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