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May 13, 2010

Surprises! – Edward John Dartnell

Filed under: Edward John Dartnell, SURPRISES! — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 6:09 pm

I recently dug out some old paperwork I had collected on my maternal Dartnell family and discovered that my 2 x great grandfather Edward John Dartnell was working in The Atheneum Club in Pall Mall, London. 

The 1851 Census shows that he was working at this Gentleman’s Club, so now I am off on a hunt to see if I can find staff records of sorts from that time.  I am hoping there is an archive for the Club somewhere as it is still going today and it would be very good to learn more about it.

copyright Mary Ann Sullivan

The Club where my 2 x great grandfather Edward John Dartnell was working in 1851

I’ve been having a browse on the internet to see what there is about the Atheneum and it’s so good to see the photos of  it – very grand!!  It must have been a wonderful place to work in, although probably very hard work at the time.

It’s going to be interesting finding out more about this!!



  1. His wife worked there too. Eliza Curtis was a servant there until their marriage in July 1851. Perhaps with the literary connections from the Atheneum club Edward got his job as a printer?

    Comment by Marilyn — May 26, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    • Hallo Marilyn, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your very interesting comment. I sadly have been neglecting my Dartnell ancestors (my dear Mum’s side of the family), so did not know that Eliza Curtis was a servant at the same club as Edward John. Thank you for that information and does that mean you are a descendant of Eliza’s? I am happy to compare notes if you would like that. If you and I are connected through Edward or Eliza, do please keep in touch now we have found each other. 🙂

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — May 26, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

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