Thank you to Niall Scott who
Yerbury Connection to Our Family
"I took up researching family history last year.
A few of my Edinburgh ancestors, Tyrrells, were photographers in the 1900s.
a cousin emailed me to say that she had been tracing one of our ancestors
Emma Mackay from Edinburgh, and had found out that Emmaís middle name was
In fact, it was Edmund Yerbury who married my
Great Grandmotherís sister Emma Tyrrell!"
Edmund Yerbury + Brother and Sisters
"I did a bit more research I was amused to find
that in 1861, Edmund was living in London with his family and was a coal
His sister, Eleanor D, was then at the London
School of Photography so she
preceded Edmund into the photography business. In 1881, she was living
in Edinburgh with an occupation of Photographic Artist.
I have only found four children in Edmundís
family, the others were sisters Eleanor and Elizabeth who never married and
a younger brother Samuel."
Yerbury and Stewart
"I can find no known connection to Edinburgh
before 1864. So it seems likely (given that visiting cards are telling
the truth) that the mysterious Mr Stewart came from Edinburgh went to the
London School of Photography where he met one or other of the Yerburys and
persuaded them to move north to Edinburgh.
As a matter of interest, the Tyrrells were Gold
Beaters and the Murrays, with whom they seem close, were in printing."
Niall R Scott:
March 17, 2010