The Family of Ellen and Joseph Best of Durweston, Dorset
Joseph was born in 1847at Durweston. He was a blacksmith. He married Ellen Higgins at Bradford Abbas in 1873 and they had three children
- Hubert Harry was born at Durweston in 1874. Hubert was a school teacher at age 17. He married Gertrude Ellen Ford at Shillingstone in 1900. They had six children. Gertrude had travelled to India as lady's maid / companion to Lady Lowndes before her marriage.
- Cecil Higgins was born at Durweston in 1879. Cecil married Ellen Chart at Dorking and they had three daughters
- Ethel Mary born 1881, died 1881