Although I have lived in the Redhill, Surrey area most of my life; imagine my surprise a few years ago when I received a photograph from Australia of a family of Isards that had lived in Redhill in the 19th century. The photo was dated 1886 and must have been taken in the back garden of their home in Redhill.

The photo consist of 11 people: George William Isard; his wife Martha Ann nee Smith and their 9 children. It was an absolute gem, I could not believe that this was taken less than 2 miles away from where I lived at that time and I received this photo from 12000 miles across the world.

It just goes to show that the history of our family is out there somewhere, all we have to do is find it.                     

Anybody interested in this photo then feel free to contact me.

Back Row Left to right

George born 1866, Father George William born 1840, Madeline born 1872, Mother Mary Ann Smith born 1841, Walter born 1868, Arthur Montague born 1870,

Middle row

Edgar born 1874, Harold born 1876

Front Row

Percy born 1878, Ernest born 1880, Ralph born 1883. (looking miserable probably because he is dressed as a girl)


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These photo's were taken by Alfred John Isard Eastbourne between 1887 - 1906 Don't know who the little girl is

These two pictures were supplied by David Smith whose website is

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Photograph of USS Izard (DD-589), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named after Lieutenant Ralph Izard (17851822),



Frank Thomas Izard is buried at TYNE COT CEMETERY

Frank was born in Aston Warwickshire in 1890 and was the son of Harry Edward and Lucy Izard



Percy John Isard was born in Newick Sussex in 1893 and was the son of Stephen and Ellen Isard



Thomas Harold Isard is remembered on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL YPRES BELGIUM

Thomas Harold was born in Paddington in 1890 and was the son of George and Martha Ann Isard

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