I do not have images of all my ancestors, of course, however there are photos of four of my 2nd great-grandfathers.
Simeon Lord (junior) 1810-1892 would probably win the prize for the hairiest of my more recent ancestors. In this portrait he is shown with a splendid beard and moustache blending with his thick longish hair.
|Simeon Lord 1810-1892|
Another gentleman with extensive facial hair was William Forbes Hutton (1816-1896). In the portrait below he has a rounded bushy beard, a moustache and thick sideburns.
|William Forbes Hutton (1816-1896)|
John William Hillcoat (1828-1907, in the photo below, although he does not appear to have much hair on the top of his head has a thick rounded beard, prominent moustache and sideburns.
|John William Hillcoat (1828-1907)|
William Clifton Weston (1833-1889), in this photo which was later coloured, does not have a beard but he certainly has an impressive moustache and sideburns.
|William Clifton Wilson (1833-1889)|
There are also photographs of two of my great grandfathers who had impressive moustaches.
Alfred Percy Lord (1852-1927) is the distinguished looking gentleman with the moustache in the photo below.
|Alfred Percy Lord (1852-1927)|
James Campbell Thom (1863-1929) has a most impressive moustache in the photo below.
|James Campbell Thom (1863-1929)|
As can be seen from the above photos, the nineteenth century and early twentieth century certainly provided some men the opportunity to experiment with facial hair with a variety of styles are on show.