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Mrs Charles Monk and Miss Julia Monk

Mrs Charles Monk and Miss Julia Monk

Born Julia Pandia Ralli in 1832, her father was Pandia Stephen Ralli, one of the pillars of the Greek community in London. In 1853 she married barrister and politician Charles James Monk, son of the Rt. Rev. James Henry Monk, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. From 1865 to 1885 Charles Monk was the MP for Gloucester.

The couple appear on the 1861 census, living at Everleigh in Wiltshire, with their four daughters: Marietta (6), Alice (5), Constance (3) and Julia (8 months). All the girls were born in Paddington. Also present on the night of the census were 11 live-in servants.

Mrs Charles Monk died in 1870.

The baby in this portrait is Miss Julia Monk, born on 8 July 1860. She never married and died on 9 February 1951. After their father's death in 1900, she and her younger sister Ada moved from their Buckingham Gate home and, following a few months abroad, moved into Whitehall Court, overlooking the Thames.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 24 June 1862.


Code: 126804
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