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    Here's an unusual occupation for you. A somewhat distant member of the family was a medium. Apparently he started out as a vocalist and ended up turning to mediumship when he lost his sight. It appears that he was quite popular at one time. I did search Newspapers.com for a mention, but found almost nothing. His career went from about 1860 to 1920. His actual name was James Charles Husk but his performing name was Cecil Husk.
    I wrote a blog post about the family and would LOVE to find playbills, adverts, a photo or anything. Especially about Cecil!
    http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com

    /2018/03/hidden-talents.html

    If anyone who collects or knows someone who collects material from this era on mediums could help me out, it would be appreciated.
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    I have looked for the type of 'flyer' that I think you want with no success.
    There are numerous mentions of Cecil Husk in the press on the BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk site

    I looked at books.google, again there arew references to Cecil HUsk, some of which make interesting reading..... http://www.the-voicebox.com/huskcecil.htm

    James Charles Husk died 11 October 1920 Grant of probate was given to Rachel Rosa Davis wife of William Isaac Davis & Elizabeth Mary Simpson a spinster on 18 January 1921 estate 50

    In 1911, Elizabeth Mary Simpson is desc as housekeeper to James C Husk the couple are living at 30 South Grove, Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE, the address recorded on the Grant of Probate

    JCH is widowed and desc as Teacher of Music

    He married Marion Lycett in 1881 she died 1905, there doesn't appear to be any children of the marriage.

    Death Registration
    Name: James C Husk
    Death Age: 73
    Birth Date: abt 1847
    Registration Date: Dec 1920
    Registration district: Camberwell
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 1d Page: 900

    http://www.the-voicebox.com/huskcecil.htm

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    Hi
    I have closed your other post about the Husk family here - https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...he-Husk-Family as they overlap and could cause confusion.
    Anyone wishing to help please post on this thread.
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    That's interesting that he left his effects to Ray. Ray is the daughter of his brother Percy who I mentioned in the blog post.

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    EXCEPT that this post is about Cecil and his mediumship and the OTHER post was correctly logged under actors and performers and concerned the OTHER members of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzgerc View Post
    That's interesting that he left his effects to Ray. Ray is the daughter of his brother Percy who I mentioned in the blog post.
    The ladies mentioned applied for Grant of Probate, this enabled them to administer the estate in accordance with any will left by JCH, if no will, then presumably yes they would share the estate.

    You can apply for a copy of the Grant of Probate any will, will be attached, from this site

    https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzgerc View Post
    EXCEPT that this post is about Cecil and his mediumship and the OTHER post was correctly logged under actors and performers and concerned the OTHER members of the family.
    Right. This thread is only about Cecil Husk's occupation as a medium. The other thread is now unlocked and is a research thread on the Husk family.
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    I find it odd there was any notation about that at all. The account of his last years I read stated that he was destitute and a "Husk fund" had to be established to care for him as he was blind and very helpless. Maybe there was a bit after all. Thanks.

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    http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com

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    Trying to access these pages all it gave me was a blank page

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    I got the same so went in on

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