Thursday, 21 June 2018

Hanging the linen out to dry: living in Rack Street Exeter

Hanging the linen out to dry: living in Rack Street Exeter

In the sixteenth century, Exeter was the fourth wealthiest town in England, its wool imported to France, Spain and above all as we know Holland (through the port of Topsham).

The heart of the medieval city was the West Quarter, a jumble of inns, workshops and dwellings: Goldsmith Street, Guinea Street, Milk Street, Rack Street and Smythen Street (blacksmiths and later butchers) tell their own tale. Rack Street was where serge linen was hung to dry on racks stretched across from one side of the alley to the other – later, when the trade was more extensive, there were ‘rack fields’ or ‘rack sheds’ to dry the cloth. But after the 1800s, the wealthier families moved from the West Quarter to Bedford Circus, Southernhay (where Charles James and Alice Edith Vlieland lived) and then to the new suburbs in St Leonard’s and Pennsylvania, and by the 1840s the area had become a slum of decaying timber-framed tenements carved out of the former merchants’ houses. The huge top-floor attics, where the linen had been stretched, dried and baled, then dropped through a ‘coffin door’ into the street below, became used for primitive accommodation. A medical officer who visited Preston Street in 1865 found a six-room house crammed with 11 adults and 20 children, and in a cholera epidemic the following year the residents of the street died ‘like sheep’. As late as 1850, there were still several respectable traders in Rack Street – four grocers and a house slater, for example, and Thomas Gordon, a cabinet maker and timber dealer, although he was declared bankrupt in 1844.

The index to the police Charge Book for Rack Street for January 1898 to December 1899 showed how little prosperity was left. It lists eleven residents taken in charge (arrested and put in a police cell for the night) for offences such as affray, burglary, child neglect and prostitution. The men are in bottom-of-the heap occupations, the women occasionally with a trade such as dressmakers, but mainly prostitutes or with no trade (possibly arrested for drunkenness); many have no numbered address in the street, so must have lived on the upper floors of a tenement. Apart from a boy of 14 and a labourer of 23, the men are for the time in middle age or older (Charles Gervis, labourer 35; Francis Holman, rag gatherer, 36; William Bees, fish hawker, 37; William Tucker, labourer, 45; William Vosper, painter, 57) so may have slipped down from more respected trades earlier in life. Two of the women are young (Winnifred Blatchely, 20, and Alice Grice, 26) but two are married and in late middle age (Eliza Ellis, 44, and Mary Ann Coombes, 45); unlike Alice Grice, they are not listed as prostitutes so may be escaping abusive relationships or unbearable living conditions in drink and causing a public nuisance on the street.

Alfred Joseph Guscott seems to be an exception, and it is not clear how he came to be in Rack Street. He could afford to get the doctor (unless Dr Vlieland waived his fee for the poorest of his patients) when his wife Ellen died in April 1898 (Dr Vlieland diagnosed syncope, a sudden collapse often related to long-term malnutrition) and (presumably) rented his own house, no. 27. He was a skilled craftsman, an iron moulder, almost certainly working at the Willey Foundry, with at least three children: he married Ellen in 1870, but the eldest child in the 1891 census, another Ellen, is not born until 1874, and then there are three years until Lucy (1877) and five until Sydney (1882), and the length of these gaps implies the infant decease of a child or children. Before they came to Rack Street, somewhere between 1981 and 1901, the family lived in Swan Yard, Okehampton Street in St Thomas’s, an area of poor dwellings crammed between the railway and the River Exe and frequently prone to winter flooding. From there, Alfred could have walked to the Willey Foundry in Water Lane about a mile away; Rack Street, however squalid, was presumably a step up to larger living quarters. Alfred married again in 1901, taking on several stepchildren of his new wife, and moved to Hawke Street, which cannot now be found and was probably swept away, as was Rack Street, in the slum clearance of 1925.


thanks Barbara

Saturday, 16 June 2018

The head of Saint Jeroen of Noordwijk found

illustration of Saint Jeroen of Noordwijk, artist unknown, c.1750; swiped from Wikimedia Commons
This week his head was discovered in the churchfloor next to the entrance

Also known as
Gerone
Hiero
Hieron
Iero
Ieron
Jero
Jeroen van Noordwijk
Jeron
Jéron Noordwijk


Profile
Born to the Scottish nobility, the son of a large land-owner. Known as a pious child who preferred to spend his time in church. Against the wishes of his parents, who wanted him to take over his father‘s estates, he became a monk in his teens. Priest. Missionary to the area of the modern Netherlands. Founded the first church in Noordwijk in 851. Martyred by raiding Vikings for refusing to worship their pagan gods.


Born
late 8th century Scotland

Died
beheaded on 17 August 856 in Noordwijk, Netherlands
buried in the dunes of Noordwijk
c.980 he appeared in a series of dreams to a farmer named Nothbodo, showing the man where his relics could be found
relics enshrined in Egmond Abbey c.985
relics taken to Haarlem, Netherlands in June 1573
severalrelics redistributed to assorted churches, altar and monasteries over the centuries after
on 16 August 1892, following a lengthy study to authenticate the remaining relics, they were taken to the Saint Jeroen church in Noorwijk.
But the head never was found untill this week .


Patronageto find lost articles

Represenation
priest with a falcon (his soul that soared to heaven) and sword (used in his murder)
Additional Information


books


Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
This week the head was discovered in the churchfloor next to the entrance


Many men in Noordwijk are named Jeroen even our Jeroen Vlieland after this Saint.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Cornelis de Hollander and Claartje Dirks van Duijn

Thanks to Marijn we go back in time to the Hollander Family which also has a connection with the Vlieland tree 

We start with Cornelis de Hollander.

Name: Cornelis Hollander
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 04 May 1738
Christening Place: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Father's Name: Jan Hollander
Mother's Name: Ariaantje Van Oostzaan

their son
 Marriage of Cornelis de Hollander and Claartje Dirks Duijn.

Doop/bap  2 april 1788  Amsterdam
Vader/father Cornelis de Hollander
Moeder .mother Klaartje Dirks van Duijn
child Trijntje Cornelis
Getuigen/witness
Cornelis Arends Spitsberg
Veijtje Dirks van Duijn

Tijdens het voorlezen van de Huwelijks akte 4 april 1815  van dochter Trijntje den Hollander met Maarten van Beveren, wordt door Klaartje van Duijn verklaard onder ede dat hare man Cornelis den Hollander nu voor elf jaren op ene zeereis is overleden zonder dat daarvan eenige acte voorhanden of aanwezig is.
While reading the banns at the marriage 
4 april 1815 of Trijntje den Hollander and Maarten Van Beveren  The mother Klaartje van Duin declares under oath that her husband Cornelis den Hollander died on a seavoyage 11 years ago , without any written provenance.

Treijntje bapt 09-08-1789


Parents of Claartje Dirks van Duin are 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Dirk van Duijn

Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN, ged. Zandvoort 09‑09‑1725, overl. Noordwijk 26‑10‑1801 op 76-jarige leeftijd, zn. van Pieter Rochusz van DUIJN en Aaltje Dirksdr MOLENAAR.
Tr. (1) op 21-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 05‑05‑1747 Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND, 23 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 17‑04‑1724, overl. Noordwijk 11‑09‑1780 op 56-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Arij Cornelisz VLIELANDER (den Hoorn) en Fijtje Jeroensdr WAASDORP.
Tr. (2) op 55-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 06‑07‑1781 Leuntje Klaasdr TAAL, 51 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 04‑06‑1730, overl. Noordwijk 29‑04‑1797 op 66-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Klaas Jansz TAAL en Ermpje Jeroensdr WAASDORP. {Zij tr. op 24-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 23‑06‑1754 Jan Klaasz LAKEMAN.}

Uit het eerste huwelijk:
1.
Pieter Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 05‑11‑1747, overl. ca. 1795, op zeereis, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje ArisdrVLIELAND.
Tr. op 21-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 06‑08‑1769 Maartje Klaasdr PLUG, 23 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 04‑04‑1746, overl. Noordwijk 01‑01‑1803op 56-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Klaas Jansz PLUG en Jannetje Pietersdr BALKENENDE.

2.
Fijtje Dirksdr van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 31‑08‑1749, dr. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Tr. op 21-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 04‑08‑1771 Cornelis Arisz SPITSBERGEN, 29 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 10‑06‑1742, zn. van Arie PieterszSPITSBERGEN en Adriana Jansdr van den EIJKEL.

3.
Arie Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 29‑09‑1751, overl. Noordwijk 12‑04‑1803 op 51-jarige leeftijd, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.

4.
Aaltje Dirksdr van DUIJN, visloopster, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 18‑11‑1753, overl. Noordwijk 11‑12‑1841 op 88-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Dirk Pieterszvan DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Tr. op 23-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 14‑05‑1777 Dirk Pietersz BALKENENDE, 27 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 14‑09‑1749, overl. ca. 1800, zn. van Pieter Dirksz BALKENENDE en Maartje Cornelisdr DOBBE.

5.
Jan Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 14‑11‑1756, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.

6.
Jeroen Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 14‑11‑1756, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Tr. op 26-jarige leeftijd Amsterdam 13‑12‑1782 Eitje TJERKSDR, 20 jaar oud, ged. Amsterdam 10‑07‑1762.

7.
Jan Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 06‑08‑1759, overl. Noordwijk 30‑08‑1759, 24 dagen oud, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.

8.
Klaartje Dirksdr van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 25‑12‑1760, overl. Noordwijk 06‑05‑1840 op 79-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Otr. Amsterdam 09‑12‑1785, tr. 1785 Cornelis den HOLLANDER.

9.
Jacob Dirksz van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 05‑06‑1763, overl. Noordwijk 05‑07‑1810 op 47-jarige leeftijd, zn. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJNen Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Tr. op 26-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 12‑05‑1790 Aalbertje Cornelisdr KEMP, 22 jaar oud, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 19‑07‑1767, overl. Noordwijk07‑01‑1856 op 88-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Cornelis Jansz KEMP en Gerritje Arendsdr van der VALK.

10.
Willempje Dirksdr van DUIJN, ged. (Ger.) Noordwijk 26‑01‑1766, overl. Noordwijk 28‑04‑1837 op 71-jarige leeftijd, dr. van Dirk Pietersz van DUIJN en Trijntje Arisdr VLIELAND.
Tr. op 28-jarige leeftijd Noordwijk 16‑02‑1794 Cornelis Arisz SPAANDERMAN, 24 jaar oud, schoenmaker, ged. (Ger.) Katwijk 29‑10‑1769, overl. Noordwijk 04‑11‑1841 op 72-jarige leeftijd, zn. van Arie Cornelisz SPAANDERMAN en Teunisje (Niesje) Jacobsdr VOOIJS.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Beatrix en Jeroen Vlieland


Received  message from the ministry of finance on the 9th this month due to his Majesty's decree
of the 15th of December last number 2 and conform the decree decision of the 5th of March last.Lit E.With presentation of the ships papers to the ship Beatrix, skipper Jeroen Vlieland  located in Rotterdam destined to Tonningen given permission to leave.
Is decided that said ship is permitted to leave and that the required letters of consent to say so shall
shall be made .
And  will , beside the reported papers and the submitted ship's papers. extract sent to the Minister of finance ,to give this decree the necessary execution.


Monday, 30 April 2018

Maria Elizabeth and Jan Vlieland.



 

78.Received  message from the ministry of finance on the 9th this month due to his Majesty's decree
of the 15th of December last number 2 and conform the decree decision of the 5th of March last.Lit E.With presentation of the ships papers to the ship Maria Elizabeth, skipper Jan Vlieland  located in Rotterdam destined to Tonningen given permission to leave.
Is decided that said ship is permitted to leave and that the required letters of consent to say so shall
shall be made .
And  will , beside the reported papers and the submitted ship's papers. extract sent to the Minister of finance ,to give this decree the necessary execution.


All guidelines from Napoleon  1807  .


It tells us all there is to know about his army , what they had to do , had to wear and so on .
And for the captains permission to sail with their ship. just as his brother Jeroen Vlieland ,Jan Vlieland also had permission.
About the ship Maria Elizabeth

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Dr C.J.Vlieland

Saturday 21 May 1898, Issue 9629 - Gale Document No. Y3200771128
SUDDEN DEATH - An Inquest was held on Tuesday at 27, Rack-street, by Mr Coroner Hooper, on the body of ELLEN GUSCOTT, who died suddenly on Sunday last. ALFRED JOSEPH GUSCOTT, the husband, stated that the deceased, who was 47 years of age, was lying in bed on Sunday afternoon, when she complained of feeling unwell. Witness thought it advisable to send for a doctor, but upon his arrival she was dead. Mr C. J. Vlieland, surgeon, of St. Thomas, said death was due to syncope, and the Jury returned a verdict accordingly.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Dr C.J. Vlieland

Saturday 2 March 1895, Issue 8634 - Gale Document No. Y3200758010
THE FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN EXETER MAN - Inquest, This Day. - The Inquest on the body of the employee of the St. Anne's Well Brewery who met with the fatal accident at Newton St. Cyres, was held at the Crown and Sceptre Inn this morning by Mr Coroner H. W. Gould. GABRIEL TIMMS, of Kingsbridge, identified the body as that of his father. His real name was GABRIEL TIMMS, but he was generally known as WILLIAM SIMMONS. He was a drayman, fifty years of age. Thomas William Pash, Paul-street, Exeter, drayman, in the employ of the St. Anne's Well Brewery Company, said on Thursday he went to Crediton with deceased, each being in charge of a dray, and arrived there about quarter-to-three, and left there, he should think, at half-past six. Witness's horse went on in front. Just before reaching Newton St. Cyres deceased's horse tried to pass witness, who on looking saw there was no driver. He stopped the horses, and leaving his own in charge of a man he went back, as far as he could judge, about a mile to look for deceased. On the way he met a gentleman driving, and he told witness he had seen a man sitting in the road. Witness found the deceased in the middle of the road near the railway arch sitting tailor fashion. When asked what was the matter he said "Nothing," and got up on the waggon, telling witness to drive on as he was alright. Witness tied deceased's horse behind his own waggon, as SIMMONS appeared to have fallen asleep. Deceased kept on shouting "Whoa, and {?] stopped it broke the reins, until witness remonstrated with him, and he then desisted. Arriving at the Crown and Sceptre witness had a glass of ale, deceased then being apparently asleep. At the top of the hill witness went to change the wagons so that deceased's should lead, but as witness's horse broke its bridge. Witness went to wake up deceased to tell him that he must drive his own dray, when he found that he was dead. He was a little affected when he left Crediton, either by the drink he had had or a cigar he had smoked, being unused to smoking. Deceased was a steady man as a rule. Mr H. M. Mallett, Downes Mills, Crediton, said on Thursday he was driving to Newton St. Cyres about quarter to eight. Near the railway bridge his pony shied at something in the road, which as he passed he saw was a man sitting in the road. His pony bolted for about thirty yards, and when he reined it in the last witness came up. Witness went back with him. Could not say what condition deceased was in. Arthur Bonner, baker, of St. Cyres, said about half-past nine on Thursday night he was driving home, and when near the school Pash told him he thought his mate was dead, and asked him to go for a policeman. Deceased was then on the waggon with blood on his face. Dr Vlieland said he had examined deceased and found a contused wound on the forehead extending to the bone. The inner table of the skull was fractured, and a large blood vessel was lacerated, the brain having been compressed with haemorrhage, which was, in his opinion, the cause of death. The Injury might have been the result of a fall. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned. A Juryman suggested that a rider should be added that drivers of such wagons should be provided with lamps, but the Coroner said he thought the subject was one for private individuals, and no hard and fast line could be drawn.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Dr C.J.Vlieland

Saturday 9 June 1900, Issue 10265 - Gale Document No. Y3200775991
THE EXMINSTER FATALITY - The Deputy Coroner (Mr A. Burrow) held an Inquest at Hooper's Farm, Exminster, on Thursday respecting the death of MRS MARY FLORENCE DOMMETT, wife of MR ROBERT HENRY DOMMETT, farmer, of Hooper's Farm. Mr William Heppell was chosen Foreman of the Jury. MR R. H. DOMMETT gave evidence of identification, and said his wife was 30 years of age. She went out in the pony trap on Tuesday about three o'clock with some of her children. The animal she was driving was a quiet one.
Georgina Irish, servant in the employ of the deceased, and who accompanied her and her four children in the trap, stated that whilst on the Kenn road the pony shied and dashed for an open gate. One of the wheels of the trap caught the gate post, and the vehicle was overturned, throwing its occupants into the roadway. Witness got up and picked the baby up and then the other children, but her mistress did not move. Augustus Crump, a farm labourer, who appeared on the scene just after the accident, deposed to seeing deceased lying in the hedge-row. He went for assistance. Dr C. J. Vlieland, of St. Thomas, stated that deceased's neck was broken, from which death ensued. The Deputy Coroner said the circumstances of deceased's death were exceedingly sad, and he was sure they all sympathised with MR DOMMETT and his family. The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Thomas Fox

from this quote :
The first Dutch Captain to arrive at Topsham he invited to Wellington. 'Give my best respects to Captain Vlieland,' he instructed the agent, 'and tell him I very much wish to see him here. He may come over from Exeter in the morning coach.' But Thomas was under no illusion that peace was likely to last; he knew that the ambitions of Napoleon Buonaparte were boundless and that there was a prospect of war for many years to come, with continual interruptions to continental trade.



a photo of a page from a wharfinger's journal from the port of Exeter, (Reference Devon Record Office a1/4) which shows the cargo of cloth on the Post van Topsham on its sailing for Rotterdam on 8 February 1791.
It shows the number of bales of cloth loaded aboard for that voyage, by each of the following merchants:
Weres & Co is the same as Thomas Fox of Wellington
James Pulling, Smales & Dennys, Benjamin Dickinson, John Besly, Messrs Dunsfords and George & William Lewis are all from Tiverton
Baring & Co are from Exeter.





The Fox Brothers
Born into a Cornish Quaker family with a rich heritage in the textile industry, it was almost inevitable that Thomas Fox would become an apprentice aged just 14 to his maternal grandfather, Thomas Were, a woollen merchant from Wellington in Somerset.

In 1796, aged 49, Thomas Fox took control of the family business in Wellington and renamed it Thomas Fox & Co. Despite a decline in the textile industry at the time, he had plans to improve the business and the machinery it used. It was his idea to purchase the Coldharbour Mill site in Devon and build a new factory there.

Thomas married Sarah Smith and they had 15 children. Six of their seven sons joined their father in the family business, which then became known as Fox Brothers & Co, and continued to expand the company. It became one of the largest textile businesses in Britain by the late 19th century, employing about 5000 people

As part of a Quaker family, Thomas Fox believed in looking after people. He built a steady workforce, and different generations of the same families worked together at his mills. One of his notable acts was that he would not employ children younger than 8 years old, even though other companies employed children as young as 4.

He also acquired around 70 cottages near Coldharbour Mill to provide reasonably priced accommodation for his workers and established a “Working Men’s Institute” in Uffculme for “Recreation and Improvement” which still exists today.

Five generations later, several descendants of the Fox family still live in Wellington, with the house that Thomas Fox and Sara built still in the family’s possession.

The Fox family withdrew from the Fox Brothers company in the late 20th century, but following the successful involvement of local investor Deborah Meaden, the brand name lives on today weaving for some of the worlds leading luxury brands. www.foxflannel.com/

Sunday, 15 April 2018

topsham

There are many Dutch style houses in Topsham dating from the time when Topsham was an important cotton port. Many of Topsham's houses are built using Dutch bricks, which were brought over as ballast from Holland – to where the wool and cotton from South-West England had been exported.

The Strand, Topsham.jpg

Friday, 6 April 2018

Samuel Athelstan White

"These days I tend to confine my research to the pre-1920s and I have found some wonderful material being amassed by family historians.

I have spotted the absorbing history of Samuel Athelstan White, painstakingly compiled by his great grandnephew, who has kindly allowed me to summarise it. 

Samuel was born on 27 August 1869 in Winchester, but the family soon moved to London and settled in Chesilton Road Fulham in the 1880s. The father, a supervisor for the Inland Revenue, died in 1886 leaving to each of his four children a house in Canterbury, the rents of which ensured their well-being.

The 1891 Census places the family in Waldemar Avenue Fulham. Samuel, who was over 5ft 10 inches and weighed 170 lbs, with a fair complexion and light brown hair, was working as a commercial clerk but clearly fancied a more active life. He headed for Canada, like many young Britons of the day, and became a trapper and a hunter.

When the Boer War started and Lord Strathcona raised a cavalry regiment at his own expense, Samuel signed on and sailed with the regiment to Africa on the 18 March 1900. He saw plenty of action over the next two years, though he spent his leave visiting his mother who had settled in Putney.

He received his medal from the hands of the new monarch Edward VII, but as his great grandnephew comments, ‘despite any heroism Samuel was out of a job’.

The First World War prompted his return to arms though he was in his mid-40s. Between 1915 and 1921 he rose from being a private in the Rough Riders (City of London Yeomanry) to 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. He survived both World Wars and died in the (now defunct) West London Hospital, just off Hammersmith Broadway, on 6 October 1945."

Did the Whites fans lead the chimes 100+ years ago?




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By Morgan Phillips

On Good Friday up at Norwich the home team brought out the best in keeper Marcus Bettinelli, and it was not until the last half hour that Fulham took control, with goals from Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney.

Wolves and Cardiff won as well, so the play-offs still look the more likely outcome for the Whites.

Fulham fans should be delighted that Alex White is now the club’s official historian.

For more than 30 years he has been producing authoritative, scrupulously researched and highly readable volumes about Fulham FC, some in partnership with Dennis Turner. Since Dennis passed away, Alex has been the man to consult on all periods of the club’s history. Although he published a definitive book Fulham FC the Early Years in 2014, he is still finding fresh material from the club’s pre-Football League days.

I was particularly interested in a report that he sent me of a Southern League match played at Grays United in December 1902: “Fulham brought down a fine pack of supporters, who kept all together and made the echoes ring with PLAY UP FULHAM sung a la Big Ben.”


The earliest known drawing of a Fulham supporter (1891) shows him with a card saying ‘Play up Fulham’

When I first took an interest in football 70 years ago, the Westminster Chimes were used exclusively by Portsmouth supporters: “Play up Pompey. Pompey play up. Play up Pompey. Pompey play up.”

It is remarkable that Fulham fans were using a similar chant as far back as 1902. The earliest known drawing of a Fulham supporter (1891) shows him with a card saying ‘Play up Fulham’ on the front of his hat. Did the Westminster Chimes ring around the Half Moon ground in Putney where Fulham played before the move to Craven Cottage?

These days I tend to confine my research to the pre-1920s and I have found some wonderful material being amassed by family historians.

I have spotted the absorbing history of Samuel Athelstan White, painstakingly compiled by his great grandnephew, who has kindly allowed me to summarise it. Samuel was born on 27 August 1869 in Winchester, but the family soon moved to London and settled in Chesilton Road Fulham in the 1880s. The father, a supervisor for the Inland Revenue, died in 1886 leaving to each of his four children a house in Canterbury, the rents of which ensured their well-being.

The 1891 Census places the family in Waldemar Avenue Fulham. Samuel, who was over 5ft 10 inches and weighed 170 lbs, with a fair complexion and light brown hair, was working as a commercial clerk but clearly fancied a more active life. He headed for Canada, like many young Britons of the day, and became a trapper and a hunter.

When the Boer War started and Lord Strathcona raised a cavalry regiment at his own expense, Samuel signed on and sailed with the regiment to Africa on the 18 March 1900. He saw plenty of action over the next two years, though he spent his leave visiting his mother who had settled in Putney.

He received his medal from the hands of the new monarch Edward VII, but as his great grandnephew comments, ‘despite any heroism Samuel was out of a job’.

The First World War prompted his return to arms though he was in his mid-40s. Between 1915 and 1921 he rose from being a private in the Rough Riders (City of London Yeomanry) to 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. He survived both World Wars and died in the (now defunct) West London Hospital, just off Hammersmith Broadway, on 6 October 1945.

I have included Samuel in this blog because an SA White played for Fulham St Andrew’s 3rd XI in the Autumn of 1889 just before the club shortened its name to Fulham FC.

This coincides with Samuel’s residence in the district and no other member of the team is listed with two initials. Samuel was surely proud of his middle name, which he also used in order to distinguish himself from his father Samuel E White.

I do not suppose the teenager had any footballing ambitions (most of the others eventually made it to the first team) but I am sure he enjoyed the camaraderie, and I have few doubts that the 3rd XI right-back later became a Rough Rider.

Finally, until next January the National Portrait Gallery is devoting its first-floor screen to some excellent pictures of Bobby Moore.

Most attention has been paid to Terry O’Neill’s chess match between Bobby and Franz Beckenbauer, but Whites fans will also appreciate Fulham’s semi-final squad from 1975 in celebratory mood, a great picture taken by Les Strong.

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Friday, 30 March 2018

Jeroen Vlieland chronologically

a chronological list of the known facts of Jeroen Vlieland.

                         year
event
04/12/1742
Ariaantje Claas Mooijekind bapt witness.Cornelis Pieters and Geertje Cornelis.
04/02/1745
Jeroen born  Noordwijk witness Jan Jeroense /Neeltje Pouwens.
20/02/1768
6/3/1768
13/5/1768
Banns Jeroen Vlieland and Ariaantje Klaas Mooiekind
Marriage Jeroen en Ariaantje
birth daughter Maartje witness:Pieternelletje Vlieland and Jan Alders Vlieland
17/3/1770
birth daughter Maartje witness Cornelis Mooienkind en Lijbje Mooienkind.
30/04/1773

death daughter Maartje
25/11/1775

6/12/1775              
Bapt. Maartje witness Hendrik Alderts Vlieland and Feitje Aldertsz Vlieland(his  brother and sister )
death daughter Maartje
27/3/1777

Daughter Maartje bapt witnessJan Gijs Zonneveld and Japie Claas Mooijekind
18/10/1878

Baptism son Arie withness Hendrik Aldertsz and Marijtje Cornelis Arishoek
26/11/1781
sailed for Oostende
27/12/1784
to St Valery from Rotterdam
21/04/1785
15/8/1785


waiting for cargo to  Topsham  ship  Maria
First trip Jeroen to Topsham with  Jonge Maria owned by Brown and co.     
7/9/1786                
12/10 1786
21/12/1786
Jeroen from Topsham to Maassluis
from Rotterdam to Topsham.
from Rotterdam to Topsham

26-02-1788
25/8/1788`
Jeroen from Rotterdam to Topsham
last will and testament   notary Hoogop.
04/02/1790-11/02/1790
27/4/1790
27/4/1790
4/5/1790-8/5/1790
22/5/1790
Jeroen from Rotterdam to Topsham
Arrived in Topsham
waiting for cargo in  Topsham
waiting for cargo in  Topsham
sailed from Topsham
8/2/1791
22/2/1791
5/7/1791
Arrival in Topsham with cargo of clothes and wool
Arriving in de Maas from Topsham
W?Vlieland van Topsham
9/2/1792
22/3/1792
24/7/1792
J.Vlieland fromTopsham
from Topsham
from Topsham
7/5/1793
17/12/1793
In de maas from Topsham
from Topsham
1/4/1794
11/11/1794
In Pool the Post of Topsham
wainting for cargo in Topsham for Rotterdam
1795

13-3-1795
22/3/1795
27/3/1795
because of the severe winter and the war the ship was in Topsham for the whole year is in the archives 
from Topsham empty de Post
His wife Ariaantje Claas died 
Ariaantje Claas buried
2/8/1796
Jeroen gives permission  at the office of notary Beijerman in Rotterdam for the wedding of  Maartje
1797                         
List of guards of Noordwijk
29/12/1798
birth of grandchild   Anna Jacobsd Vink
4/2/1802
20/5/1802
22/5/1802
1/6/1802
19/6/1802
2/12/1802              
cargo of rugs ,cheese and hoops at auction in Perth
Waiting for cargo" the post of Topsham" in Rotterdam
sailed for Topsham
Naar Topsham met de post of Topsham
Naar Topsham met de post of Topsham
Van Topsham
21/02/1803

1/3/1803 tot 24/3/1803
22/3/1803
24/3/1803
02/4/1803
07/4//1803
14/4/1803
21/04/1803
28/4/1803
07/5/1803
Witness at the baptism together with Catharina Janszen at his brother  Willem and Mietje child is named  Petrus Vlieland in Maassluis.
waiting for cargo for  Topsham in Rotterdam
sailed for Topsham
sailed for Topsham
sailed for  Topsham
sailed for  Topsham
sailed for  Topsham
waiting for cargo
arrived from Topsham in the maas

26/4/1805              
Southampton auction of  bacon, cargo of Jeroen from Rotterdam
12/3/1807
Jeroen receives a certificate from the king to sail to   Tonningen with the ship  Beatrix
02/5/1810
Delayed by frost , he claims waiting days in Embden Allthough he really was bound for London with the ship Beatrix.
11/9/1811tot 17/9/1811
For sale the ship  L `Esperance in Rotterdam last master Jeroen Vlieland
4/9/1831
Son Ary died Rotterdam
1/4/1862
Maartje died Bruge Belgium.



JEROEN AND HIS SHIPS  


                         jaartal
gebeurtenis
04/12/1742
Ariaantje Claas Mooijekind geboren.Get.Cornelis Pieters en Geertje Cornelis.
04/02/1745
Jeroen Geboren te Noordwijk get Jan Jeroense /Neeltje Pouwens.
20/02/1768
6/3/1768
13/5/1768
Ondertrouw Jeroen Vlieland met Ariaantje Klaas Mooiekind
Huwelijk van Jeroen en Ariaantje
Geboorte Maartje getuigen :Pieternelletje Vlieland en J an Alders Vlieland
17/3/1770
Geboorte dochter Maartje Get Cornelis Mooienkind en Lijbje Mooienkind.
30/04/1773

Overlijden dochter Maartje
25/11/1775

6/12/1775              
Doop dochter Maartje getuigen Hendrik Alderts Vlieland en Feitje Aldertsz Vlieland(zijn broer en zus )
Overlijden dochter Maartje
27/3/1777

Dochter Maartje gedoopt getuigen Jan Gijs Zonneveld en Japie Claas Mooijekind
18/10/1878

Doop zoon Arie getuigen Hendrik Aldertsz en Marijtje Cornelis Arishoek
26/11/1781
Uitgezeild naar Oostende
27/12/1784
Naar St Valery van Rotterdam
21/04/1785
15/8/1785


Ligt in lading voor Topsham  de Maria
Eerste reis van Jeroen naar Topsham met de Jonge Maria eigendom van Brown en co.     
7/9/1786                
12/10 1786
21/12/1786
Jeroen van Topsham naar Maassluis
Van Rotterdam naar Topsham.
Van Rotterdam naar Topsham

26-02-1788
25/8/1788`
Jeroen van Rotterdam naar Topsham
Testament opgemaakt bij notaris Hoogop.
04/02/1790-11/02/1790
27/4/1790
27/4/1790
4/5/1790-8/5/1790
22/5/1790
Jeroen van Rotterdam naar Topsham
Aangekomen vanuit Topsham
Ligt in lading voor Topsham
Ligt in lading voor Topsham
Uitgezeild naar Topsham
8/2/1791
22/2/1791
5/7/1791
Aankomst Topsham met balen kleren
Arriveerde in de Maas van Topsham
W?Vlieland van Topsham
9/2/1792
22/3/1792
24/7/1792
J.Vlieland van Topsham
Van Topsham
Van Topsham
7/5/1793
17/12/1793
In de maas vanuit Topsham
Van Topsham
1/4/1794
11/11/1794
In Pool de Post of Topsham
Ligt in Topsham in lading voor Rotterdam
1795


13-3-1795
22/3/1795
27/3/1795
Door het uitbreken van de oorlog en de strenge winter ligt het schip volgens de archieven in Topsham tot 1796 vast in Topsham
Komt van Topsham ledig de Post
Ariaantje Claas overleden .
Ariaantje Claas begraven.
2/8/1796
Jeroen geeft bij notaris Beijerman toestemming voor huwelijk Maartje
1797                         
Staat op Lijst weerbare mannen Noordwijk
29/12/1798
Geboorte kleinkind Anna Jacobsd Vink
4/2/1802
20/5/1802
22/5/1802
1/6/1802
19/6/1802
2/12/1802              
Lading matten ,kaas en hoepels veiling in Perth
Legt in lading the post of Topsham in Rotterdam
Uitgezeild naar Topsham
Naar Topsham met de post of Topsham
Naar Topsham met de post of Topsham
Van Topsham
21/02/1803

1/3/1803 tot 24/3/1803
22/3/1803
24/3/1803
02/4/1803
07/4//1803
14/4/1803
21/04/1803
28/4/1803
07/5/1803
Komt dopen met Catharina Janszen bij kind van broer Willem en Mietje  genaamd Petrus Vlieland in Maassluis.
Ligt in lading voor Topsham in Rotterdam
Vertrokken naar Topsham
Vertrokken naar Topsham
Vertrokken naar Topsham
Vertrokken naar Topsham
Vertrokken naar Topsham
Ligt in lading voor Topsham
Vertrokken voor Topsham
In de maas binnengekomen van Topsham
26/4/1805              
Southampton veiling van  ham aangeleverd door Jeroen vanuit Rotterdam
12/3/1807
Jeroen krijgt een zeebrief voor uitreis naar Tonningen met de Beatrix
02/5/1810
Opgehouden door  vorst zogenaamd op weg naar Embden maar het was London met het schip Beatrix.
11/9/1811tot 17/9/1811
Te koop aangeboden het schip L `Esperance in Rotterdam laatst gevoerd door Jeroen Vlieland
4/9/1831
Ary overleden Rotterdam
1/4/1862
Maartje overleden te Brugge