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1914. Ena Doxey
Ena Doxey, Lucy Walker (nee Doxey), Marjorie Doxey.

Ena DOXEY 1914

The author's mother, born in 1908

May Walker writes:
...I've looked out old photographs and have one or two taken in our garden at Sheffield. One is Uncle Walter in between Ena and Marjorie. The other I will try to get out which is Mother between Ena and Marjorie. All the ones of Walter are firmly stuck! I suppose they were visiting Thornsett Rd and Banner Cross Rd and I look a very small girl in photos with Marjorie.
May Walker (aged 92)

Photo taken: 1914
Source: Lou Burnand, Sheffield

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Origin of name ENA

In answer to my question "Where did you get your name from, Mum?" she used to answer "I don't really know, I think from someone who was in the news at the time". In 2014 I decided to check Wikipedia for the strange name ENA and came across Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenburg. To her family and the British general public she was known by the last of her names, as Ena.

She was a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria, her last forename was Ena, and she was called "Princess Ena" by the British. In 1905 King Alfonso of Spain was looking for a bride, visited England, and met Victoria Eugenie. Princess Victoria Eugenie married and became Queen of Spain on 31 May 1906. The Queen gave birth to her first child in May 1907, and was again in the news, 4 months before the birth of my mother Ena. During circumcision of the boy, it was discovered he had inherited haemophilia from his grandmother Victoria (though this may not have been made public at the time). This affliction led to his death at the age of 31 in 1938.
John Palmer, webmaster.

1911 Census for 74 Glen Road Sheffield
DOXEY, Alfred   Head Marr       M 44  1867 Electrical Engineer Matlock   Derbys
DOXEY, Gertrude Wife Marr 17yrs F 38  1873                     Sheffield Yorks
DOXEY, William  Son  Sing       M 16  1895 Electrical Engineer Sheffield Yorks
DOXEY, Dorothy  Dau  Sing       F 15  1896 School              Sheffield Yorks
DOXEY, Ernest   Son  Sing       M 13  1898 School              Sheffield Yorks
DOXEY, Lucy     Dau             F 10  1901 School              Sheffield Yorks
DOXEY, Ena      Dau             F  3  1908                     Sheffield Yorks

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