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RE: clara rowbotham/concert pianist in 1900/1920

 by mikejee , Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:44 pm

Molly
I have had a look, and not much luck. The online electoral rolls for 1920, 1922,1925,1927,1930,1935,and 1939 show no Clara Rowbotham listed. In those years there was only one case of a female rowbotham with initial C, a charlotte at 42 High St Aston in 1920, and I don't see Charlotte being altered to Clara.(Note no 42 High st is the Malt shovel pub). In those years there are also no Rowbothams listed in Washington St. The 1901 census gives only one Clara Rowbotham (29) living in Birmingham , at 48 Brighton road, with her parents ( father a carpenter & joiner) . She is listed as having her own dressmaking business at home, which doesn't sound very musical, but you never know. There is also one in wolverhampton, her husband a railway shunter and her at home. Around the country there are listed another 12, butof these all are are not close to Birmingham, none seem to be someone one might expect to play for the queen, and at least 3 would have been over 60 in 1920.
I don't yet have access to the1911 census.
The University of Kent theatre collections ( http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/specialcol...atre/index.html) don't throw up anything usable on searching for Rowbotham.
The arthur Lloyd site (http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/BritainsProvincialTheatres.htm ) doesn't come up with anything either#
So I've run out of ideas at the moment.
Mike


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