Where the name Pender came from I have no idea.
Firstly, the Penders were Bob Pender, his wife Margaret and their daughter Doris. Their real surname was Lomas.
Our first problem is how do we refer to the man? Bob Pender or Robert Lomas?
This is difficult as the two names are used interchangeably, so there is no simple answer .
The Pender Troupe comprised a varying number of people depending on the circumstances.
At times the members (including the non-related ones) would give their name as Pender rather than their real name.
This hampers research as you don’t always know who is who. Also at this time (end of the 19th, start of the 20th centuries) travel using a pseudonym didn’t appear to be a problem.
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