Henry Elphinstone Guy, 'Elph', was born in Frampton on 15 September 1892, the only son of Henry James Guy and Jane née Davies. He was baptised on 24 June 1894 at the same time as his older sister, Elsie Jane, four days after their mother had been buried. Their home was a three-roomed cottage on the corner of the lane leading to the chapel (now part of Roe's Pool House). It could not have been easy for Henry James as a mariner left with four young children (at the time of the 1891 census he had been on board the Elizabeth at Weston-super-Mare) and he married again during the late 1890s.
Elph took up work as a domestic gardener, continuing to live in the family's home with his stepmother, Mary Anne, after his father's death in 1909. Although he was listed as an absent voter in 1918-19, no record has been found of his service during the war other than recognition of it on the plaque in the village hall.
He returned to the village for a short while before moving to London where he married Ethel Rosa Turner in 1922. The couple were living at 2 Killarney Road, Wandsworth in 1939 when Elph was foreman packer for a publishing company. Henry Elphinstone Guy was still at that address when he died in January 1953. He was buried in St Anne's churchyard, Wandsworth.