As you might have seen from my posts about service records, one of the family surnames I have been researching is Jupp. Until five years ago, I had never actually heard of the name Jupp as it relates to my family, until I started asking my Grandad about his family.
My Grandad’s mum was born Dorothy Louisa Jupp in 1899 and at that time she was the youngest of three children, and the only girl, living in Surbiton with their parents Louisa Katie and James George. James George was a farrier by trade, a trade this his eldest son James Charles eventually joined him in. In between 1899 and the 1911 census, 3 further children, including one other girl, were born into the family who were living in Richmond Grove, Kingston upon Thames, as shown on this map:
Dorothy married Sidney Martin in 1919, and my Grandad’s sister, also Dorothy, came along shortly afterwards – what was I saying about shotgun weddings?? My Grandad came next in 1921 and they had a further two siblings – the rest of our family is, as they say, history!
Back to the Jupp family, and in the course of my research I have had contact with some descendants of James Charles Jupp through Genes Reunited, but have not found any other details about the rest of the family.
It does make me curious about other Jupps I notice and makes me wonder if I’m distantly related to Miles Jupp, aka Archie from Balamory because, frankly, that would be awesome!!