Papers and photos of the Elliott family, 1910-23

George Elliott with his horse-drawn cab outside 68 Clarendon Road
Brighton and Hove Hospital for Women on Buckingham Road, Brighton, 1923
Contributed to Letter in the Attic by Irene Butler

George Elliott (1860-1939) was a fly proprietor who operated horse-drawn cabs  from stables in Conway Street and Shirley Street, Hove.  The business lasted for 47 years during which time he drove the Prince of Wales prior to his coronation as King Edward VII.

A collection of papers and photos relating to three generations of the Elliott family have been contributed to Letter in the Attic by George’s descent Irene Butler (nee Elliott).

Irene herself was born in 1923, the first baby to be born by Caesarean section at the Brighton and Hove Hospital for Women in Buckingham Road.

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  • I am curious about this article and there are enough coincidences in it to make me think that I am related through my mother’s side of the family. Gertrude Seifert, nee Elliott, with my aunts (who I remember) Emmy, Mary, Lil and Uncles Bill and Herbie (Ernest) as per the 1911 Census. If you, Irene, are interested in following up, please contact me through — Best wishes.

    By Dudley Seifert (13/10/2014)

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