ISLANDER REUNITEDFrom Moira Wight, Colytonm, Devon, e-mail: email@example.com
WE recently visited the IW to find out some details of my father's family, who once lived on the Island.
My father is Frank Wilson and his mother was Florence Mary Buckle (born 29-07-1896).
She lived in Godshill with her father, Matthew Buckle, and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Buckle (Nee Watton 1864 to 1914.) Florence had a brother called Frank (born 1899).
Florence left the Island around 1928 or so to live in Zimbabwe where she married my dad’s father, Allison Douglas Wilson.
Dad corresponded with Judith Buckle, who was Frank’s daughter, while they were both at school. We are trying to establish what happened to Judith who is around Dad’s age — maybe a little older — he is 73 this year.
We can find no record of Judith’s birth here on the Island or elsewhere but it appears that Frank was here until 1921 but not in 1922, according to the County Records office.
We have found the graves of Dad’s grandfather and grandmother in Godshill church, Matthew and Mary Elizabeth Buckle, as well as what appears to be a second wife, Effie May.
We noticed that someone had put some daffodils there recently and was wondering who that might be as they could have some information for us. I suspect it may be some relative of Effie May’s.
We know that Matthew had something to do with the Griffin Inn and when her mother died, Florence left her schooling early so she could help her father there as her mother died at a young age of 50 in 1914.
We are now living in England permanently and Dad would love to find Judith if he can or discover what happened to her.
Any news would be gratefully appreciated.