|Miles Stringer appears on the 1861 census living at Effingham in Surrey. Born at Monxton in Hampshire in or about 1828, he described himself as ‘Army, Retired (half-pay).’ Also present on the night of the census were his wife Louisa, sons Miles (7) and Frederick (6), eight servants including a butler and a footman, and a seventeen-year-old niece, Georgiana Rawlinson.
He died at the age of 66 in the June ¼ of 1894; the death was registered in the district of Lambeth.
From an album compiled by Charles Balfour, a British wine merchant importing sherry and port from Portugal. Born in Edinburgh on 22 August 1822, his father was James Balfour. In May 1852 he married Mary Ermelinda, daughter of Robert Woodhouse of Oporto in Portugal. The couple was married at the consulate then afterwards at the British chapel in Oporto. Charles Balfour died on 12 January 1876.
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