An amusing or at least intriguing #oldphoto for #OnePlaceJoy at #Sticklepath for #OnePlaceWednesday
The newspaper report of the mining accident mentioned Captain Jopling, a newspaper typo for Jobling.
Plymouth Archive have a document (Ref 73/131) showing Mark Ernest Jobling (1844-1921) lived in Cleave House, Sticklepath in June 1901. It shows he and his brother leased the Manganese mines on Narracott estate, Milton Abbot. Milton Abbot is where the unfortunate miner Croote originated – a possible link.
Captain Jobling’s wife met an untimely (not suspicious) death, which does not need concern us here. His brother, in Newcastle, James Augustus Jobling, was famous for glass wear such as the knobbly glass pyrex type bowls used for sugar in the mid-1900s. (For which manufacture manganese was needed).
How this photo of Mr Jobling came to be in Cleave House in 2015 is a mystery, perhaps given to his landlord or left in the house when he moved on? It seems to be a studio portrait taken when he was relatively young. Perhaps he was in a play at the time? Is there a story behind this? Who is the character? Can anyone help?
Mr Jobling by W&D Downey London & Newcastle Photographers to the Queen. In dating this photo (Wikipedia entry shows) they had a Royal warrant 1872 so between then and 1910, though Daniel Downey, the Newcastle brother died earlier. William Downey took some famous pictures of Victoria.