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UHTHOFF - WEALTHY VICTORIAN FAMILY 1901

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Good evening, please help

Enrique Uhthoff is from an extremely wealthy family
Annie Louisa Brookes is a servant
Enrique and Annie have a child Claude Henry Uhthoff, stating on his birth certificate and baptism that they are married but they are not

Unable to find:

1911 England Census
Enrique Henry Uhthoff born 1875
Kathleen May Uhthoff (maiden name Collinson)
Ida May Adelaide Uhthoff born 1906 (named after her mother and grandmother Adelaida who died suddenly in 1888 aged 42)

1911 England Census
Arthur Henry Parnall (but could have died 1911 in Manhattan, New York)
Annie Louisa Parnall born 1880 (maiden name Brookes)
Claude Henry Parnall/Uhthoff born 1897

Or there is every possibility that they are living abroad or travelling to and from the UK

It seems with Claude, the Uhthoff family are happy for him to be in the 1905 US Census and 1910 US Census but not the 1901 UK Census and 1911 UK Census - do people know in advance when the census is going to take place to go abroad or just be 'out' to not complete their information

Claude's father Enrique was in the 1896 newspapers, so his family are well known, his father Ludolfe left the family a £1.7MILLION fortune and grandfather Henry left the family a £13MILLION fortune appear in the newspapers regularly too - having an illegitimate child with a 17 year old servant in 1897 would have been scandalous for such a wealthy family.

Claude, his father Enrique and grandfather Ludolfe are also not found on the 1901 census, perhaps Claude has been taken abroad as Ludolfe dies in Switzerland in 1903.

Could a wealthy family have such control over hiding an illegitimate child in Victorian times.

Thank you for your help.
 

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It is highly likely that illegitimate children are hidden. There are numerous examples of that happening. In some wealthy famailies, it was par for the course, for wealthy gentlemen, to have a concubine or two.
Even Engish Royalty were no strangers to that sort of carry on.

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It is highly likely that illegitimate children are hidden. There are numerous examples of that happening. In some wealthy famailies, it was par for the course, for wealthy gentlemen, to have a concubine or two.
Even Engish Royalty were no strangers to that sort of carry on.

Steve.:)
The Uhthoffs are not our relatives but rented apartments at 133 Finborough Road, Kensington owned by our family, Mrs May Jezard (known by many other names herself).
Her own daughters Eliza and Alice, later known as Grace had illegitimate children who we believe are the children of wealthy families or aristocrats, they were a theatrical family. Violet Alice Louise Jezard born 1890 is not found in the 1891 census and has false parents on her birth certificate and baptism and her cousin Horace born as Horace Thrasher in 1893 is known as Horace Courtenay in 1901 also had false parents on his birth certificate and baptism - supposedly the son of an Earl - Horace meant to tell his son his secret before he died but passed away suddenly so we'll never know unless we have a DNA match!
 
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