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Mark Mann

Montague John Druitt worked as a schoolmaster at George Valentine's school at 9 Eliot Place, Blackheath, until shortly before his death in December 1888. In the 1881 census listing for the school there is only one other master listed at the school and his name is given as Mark Francis James Mann.
Mark Mann was born on 21st July 1855 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. He was the son of Gother Frederick Mann, a Major General in the Royal Engineers and Margaret Macleod Baynes. He was educated at Wellington College and entered St. John's College, Cambridge on 2nd February 1873. He obtained his B.A. degree in 1878. He died on 4th January 1925 and his death was reported in The Times of 7th January.
Mark Mann's father was a distinguished military man, Gother Frederick Mann C.B. He was born on 13th December 1817 in Montreal, Canada. His military record was as follows:
2nd Lieutenant - 18th June 1836
Lieutenant - 31st March 1838
2nd Captain - 1st April 1846
Captain - 17th February 1854
Lieutenant Colonel - 20th June 1859
Colonel - 10th November 1868
Major General - 13th August 1874
Retired on full pay - 13th August 1874
Died - 2nd March 1881
Mark Mann's paternal grandfather was General Frederick W. Mann, born 1785 in the Channel Islands.
His family in the 1881 census is listed as living in Croydon:
Address: The Cottage, Croydon, Surrey
Margaret M Mann (widowed) aged 54 born Guernsey, Channel Islands
Dora B (F) aged 24 born Alderney, Channel Islands
Harold E (M) aged 16 born Pembroke, Wales SCHOLAR
Gother E (M) aged 13 born Pembroke, Wales SCHOLAR
Susan Jackson aged 25 born Gloucester DOMESTIC SERVANT
Matilda Ansett Epps aged 35 born Battlesmere, Kent DOMESTIC HOUSEMAID
In 1891 the family had moved to Woking, Surrey:
8 Lavender Road, Woking, Surrey
George Wickenden aged 39 born Sevenoaks, Kent
Fly proprietor (?)
In this household are listed as lodgers:
Margaret M Mann aged 64 born Guernsey
Living on her own means
Dora B Mann aged 34 born Alderney
No Occupation
Agnes de B Mann aged 25 born Pembrokeshire
No occupation
Harold Edward Mann listed in 1891 as follows:
District Eastern Hospitals, Hackney, London
Aged 26 born Haverfordwest, Pembroke
Medical Officer/ Physician and Surgeon
Agnes Mann (included in the 1891 census above) is not listed with the family in 1881. Her details are found as follows in 1881:
Ladies College, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Agnes Mary Mann born 1866 in Wales
Aged 15
Gother E Mann, listed with the family in 1881, is detailed in 1891 as follows:
Darley Chapel, Linkinhorne, Cornwall
Gother E Mann aged 23 born Neyland, Pembroke.
Clerk in Holy Orders

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