The transcription of The Diaries of Charlotte Grove (later Downes) together with the content of this website are copyright © John Lane & Valerie Lane Kay
Clockwise from top-left:
Dr John Grove (1784-1858)
Thomas Grove (1758-1847)
Charlotte Grove nee Pilfold (1764-1828)
Lady Elizabeth Fraser
(Photo – Wiltshire & Swindon Archives)
Stafford Moore Lane (1814-1868)
Second son of John Lane of Lower Bridmore Farm.
In 1850 – at about the time of this portrait – Stafford married
Louisa Futcher of Fovant. They lived at Alvediston, Fovant
and Chittoe. Stafford farmed and later became a Farm Bailiff
at Spye Park. He appears to have had a certain "reputation"
with horses, money – and women.
He lies buried at Chittoe Heath.
The photograph is from an oil painting in the possession of
Mr Thomas Thatcher of Sutton Mandeville
Desmond Hawkins – writer and broadcaster (1908-1999)
(Photo - Wilts & Swindon Archives)