January 9, 2013

Honrey Brothers (Daniel and William, fl.1870s),
English acrobats and clowns
(photo: J. F. Naddermeier, Walsall, England, 1870s)

‘WILLIAM HONREY, of the Brothers Honrey, musical clowns and grotesques, died on Sunday, 15 51, Boundary-street, C.-on-M., Manchester, in very straitened circumstances. If any brother and sister artistes would kindly contribute a little towards the funeral expenses, the amounts will be thankfully received and duly acknowledged if sent to Sam Vernon at the address mentioned.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 17b)

‘HONREY. – On Sunday, Feb. 10th, at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, William Honrey (Armstrong), the Prince of Wales’s clown. Inquiries to Ellen Collins, 3, Gun-street, Bishopsgate, London, Gaertner and Richards note. Australian, Irish, and Spanish papers please copy.’ (The Era, London, Saturday, 16 February 1895, p. 12c)


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