Probably Captain William gave the painting to his mother and it has then passed down
through the female side of our family. A similar oil painting is owned by the de Ridder
family and in that painting William is rather older (or could it be portrait of his father
Fradrik?) but the artist is the same person. That painting was once one of a pair presumably
of Elizabeth but possibly of Mary Baines/de Ridder/Drew.
In a family photograph album are two postcards of a ship called the Vimeira. Could that be Captain William's ship?
28 March 2005
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