Sunday, January 15, 2006

Louis Magrath King and Rinchen Lhamo



This is a picture of my birth father and his first wife. My mother was his second. This lady was Tibetan. Her name was Rinchen Lhamo, and she wrote a very good book about her experience as a Tibetan living in England prior to WWII. I think this is a wedding picture.

They had four children before she succumbed to TB. One of the children also died of the same disease. The English climate is not kind.

6 comments:

  1. Ronni,

    FanTAStic and interesting photo -- not to mention it relates a quite exotic history you have!

    As Mr. Spock would say:
    Fascinating!

    Fireberry

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  2. I've been finding the skeletons under the rock! LOL!

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  3. Margaret is your mother? Imogen your sister?

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  4. That is correct. I have three full brothers, and the two of Rinchen's that survive (as far as I know). Woefully, I have not kept in touch.

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  5. Hi Ronni,

    It seems that Louis King is a common ancestor of ours. I'm one of he and Rinchen Lhamo's great-grandchildren; a grandson of Martha.

    To my knowledge, Alec and Paul are still alive and kicking.

    I have distant memories of staying with Imogene in London when I was young (maybe aged 10 or so) - and I vaguely remember our respective families discussing family trees and such - but I've never been quite clear on who's who.

    I saw this photograph when I was a child, and I'm thrilled to find a copy here. Thanks for putting it up on your blog. Do you happen to know anything more about the photo; i.e. when and where it was taken (Dartsedo, perhaps)?

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  6. I met Martha in 1989, and one son, whose name I can't remember, but he was a lovely young man. I met Alec on that trip, also. I did not get to meet John, though I wanted to.

    I do not know anything about the photo, except that Margaret told me it was their wedding picture. I woould be thrilled with any information you have about any of the family...I met Derek, Martyn, and the other brother, as well as Imogene and Martha. I guess we are second cousins? If you click on teh email link on my profile page, you can send me a message. I am also on Facebook with my full name: Veronica Dobell Prior.

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