Family of John Bernard Calkin

John Bernard Calkin Ancient Purbeck by J. Bernard Calkin
John Bernard Calkin - March 1954 aged 61
(From the County Museum at Dorchester.)
Ancient Purbeck by J. Bernard Calkin

Calkin, John Bernard M.A., F.S.A.
Eldest of 7 children born to Harry Bernard and Margaret Agnes
In the 1911 census John (aged 18) is living with his parents as above.
His occupation is given as "at School".
JBC was educated at Westminster and Jesus College, Cambridge, obtaining a first in theology and gaining the University Hebrew Prize and the Keller Prize.
As he was a Westminster King's Scholar, he attended the Coronation of George 5th in 1911 and was one of the boys who traditionally shout "Vivat".
He was a violinist and started the Westminster school orchestra, assisted by Harold Darke.
In the records of American immigration kept at Ellis Island there is a record
of John having travelled from Liverpool to New York, USA on the "Baltic", arriving 29th September 1919 aged 27.
The manifest describes John as a Schoolmaster, 6 feet and 1/2 inch, Brown hair and eyes.
Holding just $25 his destination in America is "Union Theo Seminary", Broadway, N.Y.

John Bernard Calkin can be found in the index for Teachers Registrations 1870 - 1948.
His registration took place 1st March 1921 and he was registration no. 67730.
The following details are all from that registration document:

        M.A. Cambridge (2nd Class hons. Theological Tripos Pt.I)
                       (1st Class hons, Theological Tripos Pt.II)
        M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.
        Assistant Master:
                 Warren Hill School, Eastbourne  1915-1919
                 Private Teaching                1920
                 Rottingdean School, Sussex      1921-1923
                 Bembridge School, Isle of Wight 1923
        Headmaster (Junior Partner):
                 Wychwood School, Bournemouth    1924-

The 1921 census has John Bernard (aged 29) living and working at Rottingdean School, Newhaven, East Sussex.
    His occupation is given as "School Master (Preparator)".

Always interested in archaeology, JBC became celebrated in this field and the Calkin Collection at the British Museum comprises well over 1000 pieces.
He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an authority on Westminster Abbey.
His published works exceeded 40 in number and he gave more than 2000 lectures on geology and ancient man.
John has produced a number of books. The ones I have discovered have been historical/geological about the Dorset area.
The example above, Ancient Purbeck, was reprinted in 1981 and has 66 pages.

         Born: 28.04.1892 at Emmanuel, London (registered in Hampstead)
         Married: c. 03.1933 to Eileen Mary Telford Frost registered in Wimborne, Dorset
         Died: c. 06.1972 Aged 80, registered in Poole, Dorset.
Calkin (nee Frost), Eileen Mary Telford
Daughter of a Mr. and Mrs. Frost (nee Telford).
Eileen's death notice in the Gazette dated 17th February 1981 has her address given as:
"Peveril", East Drove, Langton Maltravers, Swanage, Dorset.
         Born: 03.09.1913 registered in Dorchester
         Died: 30.01.1981 Aged 67, registered in Poole

Two Children

I was informed that both children live abroad; one in Australia, the other in Germany.

Robert B.
The marriage detail is unconfirmed, and is more supposition than fact.
         Born: c. 09.1934 registered in Poole
         Married: c. 09.1971 to Annette Willis, registered in Enfield
David T. B.
         Born: c. 09.1936 registered in Poole
         Married: c. 09.1976 to Kathryn L. Hunter, registered in Watford.

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