This is a good read on the Southwark and Lambeth-based collections of RI and RH Measures.
Robert H Measures lived at "Woodlands" and his son Herbert at "Beclands" in Tooting Bec Gardens. Robert Measures donated the land on which the Church of the English Martyrs was built.
Thanks to our friends at Loughborough Road for sharing this. Authors Tracey Gregory and Christine Beddoe
Robert and Mary Measures (picture courtesy of JW Brown)
Robert was an Iron Merchant born in 1841 in Cambridgeshire. In the 1891 census his 5 sons, 3 daughters and 5 servants are in residence at "Woodlands"
Robert ran the family business in Croydon.
In 1892 Robert donated the land on which the church of the English Martyrs was built on the corner of Mitcham Lane and Tooting Bec Gardens- the carvings of the family are contained in the church