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The 1944 Conveyance
 
Fairhurst—Aberdeen

Fairhurst sells Zimapan
The deed of conveyance of the house and garden known as Zimapan, shows that Lena Fairhurst sold the house on 2 September 1944, and refers to two interested parties:

 1st Part

 Vendor

 Occupation

 Lena Fairhurst  Lady of independent means

 2nd Part

 Purchaser  
   Daisy May Aberdeen  Lady of independent means
 Purchase price
£1500



Daisy May Aberdeen
The purchaser, Daisy May Aberdeen, was born Daisy May Clark in 1891. At the age of 22, she married the 23-year-old insurance clerk Ernest Aberdeen, but later divorced him and in 1949 remarried a Belgian emigré called Joseph Pierre De L'Arbre, in Truro, Cornwall.

Proceeds of the sale
In 1944, £1,500 had the same spending power as £38,925 today (2009).1

If you knew Daisy May or her husbands, please contact the author...


Footnote
1. The National Archive.