His paternal side had recently arrived from the West Indies. His Father, Francis W (also given as Lindo) Haslam, from St Catherine’s, Jamaica, born 28 June 1879. Records only go back to his Dad, named Robert Johnson Haslam who married Elizabeth Brown, both were freed slaves so that leads to a dead end.
Francis Haslam married Ellen J Stow, in July 1938, Wandsworth. The mixed race couple are on the electoral list for Clapham, Putney and Streatham 1946-8. Three sons, the youngest born in Oct 1947, who on the “MyT” site claimed his Dad “attended Harrow and commanded a regiment at D Day”. No records thus far identify any Jamaican in either role. The only Harrow his Dad got into was Harrow cemetery in March 1955.
Where is Derek G Haslam? Not at 6 Revelstoke Rd, Putney, SW18 that is for sure, but he was born there 19 October 1947.
Moving on over a decade – and by 1958 it is 19 Fishponds Rd, SW17, where Ellen J Stow’s youngest son is hiding out. She was born in Bayswater in 1915, not, as Haslam claims the daughter of a high court judge, merely the daughter of a law courts messenger.
Her father Charles had come up to London from Ipswich. He married an Alice Canniford from Broadhembury, Devon then lived at 147 Clonmore St, London SW. Self aggrandisment and mendacity are Haslam hallmarks, he always over exaggerated on the “My Telegraph” site. So, no old Harrovians.
Haslam senior was from Jamaica, slaves leave few, if any, traces in history, though “Roots” is a great TV programme.
Onto Mrs Haslam, the former Susan R Probert. She lived in Limes Avenue, Carshalton before getting married and it is to there that Derek Haslam fled when Alan “Taffy” Holmes went looking for him to try and shoot him. In fact, Haslam might be not that far from his wife’s ancestral spawning ground after having to flee Norfolk.
Perhaps Ian Hurst (the Lidl version of Walter Mitty) could uncover more? Interesting thing about Haslam is his adherence to far right racist ideology. Finally, I was going to write that Peter Jukes real name is Abraham Warsawsky, but as Jukes is devoid of humour and not a film buff I will omit that.
I am putting biographical details here, so it makes it easier for Channel 4, plus others, also I will amalgamate some posts on Ian Hurst and Asil Nadir for ease of reading. Some duplicates to be erased.