JENKINS - POND - HARDING - WIMBOULT family. A group of four ambrotypes:
1. A quarter plate ambrotype of an older woman, the plate showing some silver reversal, in an original faux tortoiseshell passe-partout mount. On the back is a handwritten label reading "Ann Pond. Born March 25th 1812. Died 1871 ? Mother of Uriah Jenkins also Eli George Jenkins, husband of Julia Margaret Harding". This label is pasted over an older label reading "Anne Pond 48".
2. A 1/6th plate ambrotype of an elderly woman, mounted in a hanging frame with top loop. On the reverse is a handwritten label reading "May be Mrs Wimboult. Grandmother of Mrs Rachel Harding wife of Joseph Harding of Cheese fame".
3. A 1/6th plate tinted ambrotype of a boy, mounted in a hanging frame with loop. It has an identical decorative oval matt ass ambrotype 4 below. [Eli George Jenkins]
4.A 1/6th plate tinted ambrotype of a boy, mounted in a hanging frame with top loop. It has an identical decorative oval matt ass ambrotype 3. On the reverse is a handwritten label reading Uriah Jenkins. Born August 13th 1848. Died March 13th 1894".
Ann Pond (1812-1871) the daughter of James and Mary Pond was born in Horsington, Somerset. She married firstly Stephen Miles in 1837 at Motcombe, Dorset, who died in 1840. She married secondly George Jenkins (born 1816) on 9 March 1846, by whom she had three children, Eli George Jenkins (b.1847); Uriah Jenkins (b.1848-1894) and Eliza Ann Jenkins (1853-1869).
Eli George can be identified as the sitter in ambrotype 3 (which has lost its label), who married in 1872 Julia Margaret Harding, the daughter of the famous cheesemaker (the "father of Cheddar cheese") Joseph Harding (1805-1876) and Rachel Wimboult (c.1805-1882).
The collection comes with copied information about Joseph Harding and the Jenkins and Pond families.