Janet Rand

1937 – 2024

Janet Rand passed away peacefully at home on 12 May 2024. A full tribute will appear here soon.

Janet's funeral will take place at Weeley Crematorium on Wednesday 29 May 2024 at 1.15pm. This will be followed by a celebration of Janet's life at Harwich and Dovercourt Golf Club, starting at around 3pm. All family and friends from Dovercourt, Clacton and beyond are warmly invited to attend either or both events. No RSVP required. We would encourage guests at the golf club to share transport, as parking is limited.

Chris and Tony Rand write: Flowers from family only please. Everyone else is invited to make a small donation in memory of Janet to Little Havens Children's Hospice, a charity dear to Mum's heart.

Details of how to donate online or by post can be found here.

For any further information, please contact Chris by email at chris@chrisrand.com


Stella Rand

1929 – 2021

The Rand Family

of Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England

Chris Rand writes: The family tree described below is the result of research by my late father, Cyril Rand. If you have any information which you feel may add to this, please contact me by email.

We have - to date - traced the family back to Thomas Rand, who was born in the late 17th century, which is where the story begins...

Thomas Rand (died 1774) married in 1717 Mary Baker (born 1690, died 1763).

Thomas and Mary had a son, Thomas Rand (born 1717, died 1796), who married Elizabeth (surname unknown) (born 1730, died 1786).

Thomas and Elizabeth had six sons and a daughter, Thomas Rand, Samuel Rand (born 1751), Joseph Rand (born 1762, died 1808), Robert Rand (born 1762), William Rand (born 1763, Layham, Suffolk, died 1838, buried Colchester, Essex), Susanna Rand (born 1764) and James Rand (born 1769). William, a carpenter, married in 1791 Elizabeth Bentley (born 1761, Colchester, Essex, died 1837, buried Colchester, Essex).

William and Elizabeth had two daughters and two sons, Elisabeth Rand (born 1792), Thomas Rand (born 1794, Colchester, Essex), William Rand (born 1796, Colchester, Essex) and Ann Rand (born 1798, Colchester, Essex). William, a tailor, married in 1818 Sarah Wrinch (born 1796).

William and Sarah had two daughters and two sons, Georgiana Rand (born 1819), Mary Ann Rand (born 1821, died 1842, Colchester, Essex), William Rand (born 1824) and Thomas Rand (born 1825, died 1898). William, a carpenter, married in 1845 Clarissa Chater (born 1823, Colchester, Essex).

William and Clarissa had two daughters and five sons, Clarissa Rand (born 1848, Colchester, Essex), William Rand (born 1850, Colchester, Essex), Chater Rand (born 1852, Colchester, Essex, died 1926, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), Frederick Rand (born 1854, Colchester, Essex), Alfred Rand (born 1856, Colchester, Essex), Charles Rand (born 1863, Colchester, Essex, died 1863, buried Colchester, Essex) and Sarah Rand (born 1864, Colchester, Essex). Chater, a carpenter, married in 1871 Lucy (surname unknown), born 1851, Colchester, Essex, died 1926, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex).

Chater and Lucy had two daughters and a son, Kate Rand (born 1873, Colchester, Essex), William Rand (born 1876, Great Clacton, Essex, died 1944, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex) and Alberta Rand (born 1876, Great Clacton, Essex). William, a carpenter, married in 1899 Mary Ann Dinsey (born 1880, Barton, Bedfordshire, died 1965, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex).

William and Mary Ann had four sons and two daughters, William Rand (born 1900, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 1980, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), Lillian Rand (born in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), Herbert Rand (born 1907, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 1991, buried Mistley, Essex), Edna Rand (born 1908, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 1990, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex), Leslie Rand (born 1910, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 2001, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex) and Stanley Rand (born 1917, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 2007). William, a butcher, married in 1924 Alice Maskell (born 1901, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 1994, buried Clacton-on-Sea, Essex).

Wiliam and Alice had a daughter and a son, Stella Rand (born 1929, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 2021) and Cyril Rand (born 1934, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, died 2012). Cyril, a police officer, married in 1956 Janet Palmer (born 1937, London).

Cyril and Janet had two sons, Christopher Rand (born 1963, Basildon, Essex) and Anthony Rand (born 1966, Chelmsford, Essex). Christopher, a journalist, married in 1994 Dawn Clayton (born 1967, London). Continuing the line of the first born, Chris has a son, Alexander William Rand (born 2001, Cambridge).