Sunday, 28 March 2010

Capitaine J. Vlieland

In Lloyds register there are many Vlielands to be found.
Going to and from London,Rotterdam,Le Havre or Danzig.
All these ships and cargo had to be insured and that is why these list are very specific about the state of the ship,type and so on.
This entry is from 1801, so long before Jerome went to England.
click here for Lloyds

Also there is a clip of a book on the internet about a captain J.Vlieland which we will share with you.

This could be the Jan Vlielander of de Faam.
He is also known as Hollander it says.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Jane Francis Vlieland nee Martin

Jane Vlieland is born abt 1806.
Her name comes up in the criminal registers.
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Court, Land, Wills & Financial
Jane Vlieland
Location of Trial: Norfolk, England
Name: Jane Vlieland
Birth: abt 1806
Residence: 5 Mar 1846 - Norfolk, England

Jane Vlieland. She was born about 1806 resided at Yarmouth age 40, 5th March 1846. She was found guilty of Larceny (an act of stealing) 8th March 1846 and imprisoned for one month Norwich.
Could this be the wife of John Vlieland born 1802?
On 2 Oct 1838 a John Vlieland full age Bachelor, sailor, (father Yarhan Vlieland Sailor) marries Jane Francis Martin, full age, widow, dressmaker (father William Waters, sailor)

13 October 1838
This Jane is Jane Francis Waters born and christened in 1802 in St Nicholas Yarmouth daughter of William Waters and Anne Covell and widow of Michael Martin.

Monday, 15 March 2010

The professor Jerome Nicholas Vlieland

Thanks to a member of Curious Fox we now have wonderfull copies.
Enjoy !
The professor Jerome Nicholas Vlieland and wife came from Boulogne to Dover in 1847 although he lived in England his origine is Dutch.
Maybe he went for a family visit in Holland because he was a Dutchman or maybe he had been to Paris.We can read what there was to see at that time .

On this list is the passportnumber of Jerome Nicholas the younger.

We still looking for the ship "magician "on which they sailed.
“The Times” in June 1847 noted that with the opening of the Boulogne and Amiens Railway to Abbeville, it was now possible to reach Paris from London in 14 hours, the Folkestone – Boulogne crossing taking 1 hour 45 minutes.
The railway finally reached Boulogne in 1848 although in those days the steamers operated from the Quai des Paquebots, on the other side of the harbour from the berths used today, and some distance from the station. Even so, the London to Paris through time was reduced to 12 hours 30 minutes and was further cut by another ninety minutes in time for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Frances Maude Vlieland

Frances Maude Vlieland is the daughter of Charles James Vlieland and
Alice Edith Millen.
She is born September 1884 St.Thomas.
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She married Jun 1906 St.Thomas with Reginald Peel.

She died 4 February 1914 from malignant malaria in Sewri Bombay India at the age of 28.

Their children 
1.Francis Reginald V. Peel Registered Apr May Jun 1907 - Exeter 5b 412
29/11/1907 Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - 27 Nov at Ajmor, India Francis Reginald Vlieland, dearly loved child of Reginald and Frances Maude Peel , aged 9 months
2.Clifford Nicholas Vlieland Peel born 1909
3.Barbara Peel born 25 November 1911.
On her deathcertificate she is mentioned as 'wife of R. Peel Ast. Auditor BB+CI Railway'

Their son Clifford Nicholas Peel is then living with his granddad C.J.Vlieland.
He was a sickly child and did not go back to Sirwi with his mother after his birth in Exeter in late 1908, but stayed in Southernhay with his grandparents; he is almost certainly the small child at the extreme right of the picture of the opening of the Rougement Gardens.

He was an actor who in later life became a restauranteur. His stage name was Nicholas Vlieland. He even had his name officially changed.

29/11/1907 Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - 27 Nov at Ajmor, India Francis Reginald Vlieland, dearly loved child of Reginald and Frances Maude Peel , aged 9 months

Barbara Vlieland Peel, Frances Maude's second surviving child, was born in Sirwi in November 1911.
She was shipped home to England in 1914 after her mother's death and was brought up by her grandparents along with Clifford; she was deeply attached to her father's memory and reverted to 'Barbara Peel' 1932 or 1933, when she was 21.
She wanted to follow Charles James as a doctor and trained at (I think) the Westminster Hospital, but failed one exam and so ended up doing other jobs in medicine.
She married Archibald Graham Petter, another actor, in February 1943, and had a son, Graham, who was stillborn, in 1945, and a daughter in December 1946.
They were 25 years apart in age –Archibald Graham Petter born September 1885 in Middlesex, was only a few years younger than Reginald Peel and only a few months younger than Frances Maude, so that when he died in November 1964 it was as if Barbara Vlieland Peel had lost her parents all over again, and she suffered a breakdown and died in August 1976
We have this information from Charles James his great-granddaughter Barbara.

1911 Census 20 Southernhay West Exeter
Charles James Vlieland 53 Physician b Turnham Green London
Alice Edith 50 b Kent
Dorothy 25
Phoebe mary 23
Charles Archibald 20
Clifford Vlieland Peel grandson 2 b Exeter

The close-up shows that the stone is both a memorial to Frances Maude and a gravestone for Dorothy Vlieland


The Flying Doctor Service cannot be founded by our Clifford Vlieland Peel as he is 9 at that time.
The October 1918 issue of 'The Inlander' published a letter from Lieutenant J Clifford Peel of the Australian Flying Corps, proposing an air service by the Australian Inland Mission to care for the sick and injured in the outback.
Peel was killed in action and Reverend John Flynn developed the young airman's ideas, founding what became known as the Flying Doctor Service and devoting his life to what he called "a mantle of safety" over the outback.
Reginald Peels is a name that rings a bell.

As commodore of the Queen Mary and the Olympic he cruised with these lovely cruiseships.
But he is NOT the one our Frances Maude has married.
Our Reginald is born 13 Feb,1873 and baptised 02 March 1873 Moradabad, Bengal, India
His father is Nathaniel Peel and his mothersname is Constance Amelia Bird.
They were married 13 Sept 1866 Poona India
Reginald married for the second time to Violet Mona Flossy Mary Grant(who is then 21 years of age) on 09 September 1916 Naini Tal, Bengal, India.
The father of Reginald is stated as Nathaniel Peel and of the Violet as George Nelson Grant.
Nathaniels Father is Samuel Peel and Constances Father is Thomas Bird.
Reginald Peel sailed on H.M.S.Hood

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

De ooievaar

The story in the Vlieland family is that the stork was on a tile above the entrance of a tavern or the fireplace of the family home.
Charles James is supposed to have visited the house on the island of Vlieland.
Jerome Nicolas owned a silver platter with a stork engraved in it.So far there are not many taverns with such a sign described or to be found.

Trancript from this letter .
Otterden Barnfieldroad Exeter June 11 1905
Dear Sir
also whether there was a family crest
Certain of my relatives think it was a stork with a snake in its bill.
Yours faithfully

The stork is in the crest of the Dutch city The Hague

So far I found one tavern in Amsterdam and one in Sneek with a tile of a stork above the entrance.

Recently I found a stork above the entrance of a tavern near Haarlem.With a very naughty rhyme underneath.

Een ‘quade’ herberg "Rustenburg" in de Haarlemmerhout voerde volgens Jeroen Jeroensz. in de 17e eeuw het volgende opschrift:
’t is gewis twee vrouwen billen
Kunnen meer lokken
Als alle kloosters klocken
Laat ze vrij luijen
Datze haar moêr bruijen’.

Gegevens cataloguskaartje: Herberg "Rustenburg" (later "de Ooievaar"), ziende naar het zuidwesten. Tekst onder: "Gesigten buyten Haarlem. De Herreberg Rustenburg" Kopergravure naar Jan van der Vinne, ca.1735. (afgesneden). Rechtsonder: "Uytgegeven door Ioannes van Keulen". Genummerd rechtsonder: "1". Afm.: h.14½, br.19½ cm. Herkomst: onbekend. Negatiefnummer Index Bouwkunst Zeist (KHIU): 8590. Zie ook: 53-004695 K, 53-005739 K (Ver.Haerlem) en 53-012660 (VS.XVIII,101). Identificatienummer: 53-002585 K

Catalogusgegevens: Dreef, ziende naar het zuiden met de herbergen "Het Wapen van Amsterdam" en "De Ooievaar" (of: "Rustenburg"). Tekst onder de prent: "Gezicht tusschen den kleinen Hout en de Herbergen 't Wapen van Amsterdam en den Oyevaer door naer 't Sparen en den ouden Hout". Ook met Frans onderschrift: "Vuë de par le petit Bois et les Hotelleries les Armes d'Amsterdam et la Cigogne vers le Spaarne et le vieux Bois". Kopergravure van Leth, 1732. Afm.: h.16½, br.19½ cm. Uit: "Zegepralent Kennemerlant", nr.92. Negatiefnummer Index Bouwkunst Zeist (KHIU): 8593. Dia KB aanwezig. Herkomst: onbekend. Identificatienummer: 53-002595 K (1)
The famous painter Jeroen Bosch painted these storks.

Is a painting by Jeroen Bosch.
The stork was also a trademark for a shoemaker.
So maybe we are from a shoemaking family .
Jan Jansen, the father of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland ,is also the name of a very well known shoedesigner in Holland a this moment.

After finding out all there is to know about storks .Suddenley you find something so obvious you missed it.
A stork above a door or a flag outside in the 18th century meant there was a midwife living there.

Some criminals in The Hague were branded with the stork mark.

The stork is symbol of The Hague 

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

William Vrieland

We do not know who he is,but it is is a great story.
Sometimes the name Vlieland is written as Vrieland.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Henry Priaulx

Henry Priaulx was born as son of Nicholas Priaulx in Southampton He was married to Amelia Hide in 1828 St Peter Port Guernsey.

Where he later returned after the death of his wife .

Henry Priaulx b. 1804.jpg

Henry Prialux became the Assistant Commissariat General based in Hobart.
He was from Guernsey, Channel Islands, married to Amelia Hide and returned to England in February 8th, 1855 with 5 unmarried daughters. Amelia died in 1853 in Hobart as did his son Henry William George at Sandy Bay in 1858.
She married Henry Priaulx and had at least 5 daughters.
Henry William Priaulx born 1 DEC 1830 Tasmania, Australia and died in 1858

Emily Hannah Priaulx born 12 SEP 1832 Tasmania, Australia who married William Heath Vlieland
Maria Margaret Priaulx born 31 JUL 1833 Tasmania, Australia who married Eugene Bellairs. 
Clarinda Elizabeth Priaulx born 03 JUN 1835 Tasmania, Australia
Louisa Priaulx born 26 OCT 1836 Tasmania, Australia
Marianne Helen Priaulx 19 jan 1839
Elizabeth Chapelier Priaulx 22 Nov 1843
Official sources give different dates for the births !

He also worked in the Commissariat Department. One daughter remained in Tasmania, Maria Margaret Priaulx who married 1955 Eugene Bellairs, surveyor and explorer, and she died in New Zealand
He was Deputy Commissariat General of Tasmania.
PRIAULX Henry, assistant-commissary-general, Linden cottage, West hill
William Vlieland was married to his daughter Emily Hannah Priaulx and therefore was as a son in law, the executor of his father in laws will in 1872.
London Gazette about this matter.

PURSUANT to an Order of the Chancery Division of
JL the High Court of Justice, made in the matter of
the estate of Henry Priaulx, deceased, and: in an action
Harward against Vlieland, 1-878, P., 110, the creditors of
Henry Priaulx, late of Budleigh Salterton, in the county
of Devon, Esq., who died in or about the month of
October, 1872, are, on or before the 25th day of October,
1884, to send by post, prepaid, to Mr. Frederic Burrow, of
Cullompton, in the county of Devon, the next friend of
the infant plaintiff, their Christian and surname, addresses
and descriptions, the full particulars of their
claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature
of the securities (if any) held by them, or in default
thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the
benefit of the said Order. Every creditor holding any
security is to produce the same before Mr. Justice
Pearson, at his chambers, the Royal Courts of Justice,
London, on the 1st day of November, 1884, at twelve
clock at noon, being the time appointed for adjudication
on the claims.—Dated this 23rd day of February, 1884
Another newspaperclipping is about stealing by two servants of Henry.
Pedder C.J., 9 February 1832
Source: Independent (Launceston), 18 February 1832[1]
William Jenks and John Wilson, stood charged with Burglary in the house of Henry Priadlx [sic], on 31st May, 1832, and stealing therefrom various articles, the property of Richard Clark.

A second count charged the Burglary in the house of Richard Clark.

Richard Clark, sworn - On the 16th June last I was overseer to Mr. Priaulx’s, and resided on his farm on the North Esk; the two prisoners were Mr. Priaulx’s servants; there were two houses on the farm, the one of which I resided, the men in the other; I came into the town on the last day of May and locked the house door, and otherwise secured the premises; the house was so closed that no one could get in without breaking it open; I returned about 6 o’clock the same evening and found the house had been broken open; When I left the farm Jenks was with the cattle, Wilson at the men’s hut; on going into the house I missed several things belonging to me and to Mr. Priaulx; a watch of mine, and a fowling piece of Mr. Priaulx’s, with a variety of other articles; when I returned to the hut the prisoners were not there; about 4 days afterwards I saw some of my property; my watch was brought to me by Capt. Stewart’s shepherd.

Henry Priaulx, sworn. - Have a farm a short distance from Launceston; in June 1830, the prisoners were in my employ, and were residing on the farm.

George Graves, sworn. - In May and June 1831, was an assigned servant[2] to Captain Stewart, know the prisoners at the bar; I lived alone in a hut, at a place called Russel’s Plains, which was about 2 or 2½ miles from where the prisoners lived, recollect seeing them either in the latter end of May or beginning of June very early; I saw them first at another hut of Mr. Stewart’s, at Stoney Hill, about 5 o’clock; there was a fire, and a strange musket under the bed; I cooheed, but no one answered; in about half an hour afterwards one of my master’s shepherds came up, in company with the two prisoners, not having on their usual dress; about 9 or 10 at night went with me to my hut; going along Jenks said he had absconded; I asked the reason of it, he replied, he would have a short life and a merry one; they were both armed; I saw them no more after this till the following Thursday night; when they came to my hut; Jenks then had a musket and a fowling piece, the other one was not desirous of going with him; early in the morning the big one (Jenks) asked me to sell a watch for him, and purchase some powder and shot; and desired Wilson to give me the cloths he had on for the same purpose; this took place about 5 in the morning; I left the prisoners in the hut, but they did not stay there many minutes; Jenks told me that he had broken open Clark’s place and had taken all he could carry.

Nicholas Carr, sworn. - I was a constable in May 1831, belonging to Launceston District; know the prisoners; on the 3rd June had a warrant to take them in custody; went over to Mr. Priaux’s but where the overseer stopped, thence to Lawrence’s where he remained till Graves, Captain Stewart’s shepherd came in for a bottle of rum for these men, who, he stated were at his hut; he went on a head, we followed, went to the hut and found the men there; I attempted to seize Jenks, when Wilson ran to the fowling piece which stood in the hut; I seized it and took it from him; this is the piece; while I was trying to get the handcuffs on him, Jenks attempted to draw a pistol from his breast; with the assistance of the other constables the two men were secured; this is the pistol; the musket I also saw in the hut; all the arms were loaded; the musket had a ball and slugs in it - the fowling piece was loaded in a similar way, I found a black crepe shawl, a brown jacket, a striped waistcoat, and a pair of nankeen trowsers on the prisoners; these are the same; the prisoners were then brought into town.

Joseph Bass, sworn. - Am a constable; know the prisoners; I went with constable Carr and Smeed to apprehend these men, on the 8rd June last; we took them at Captain Stewart’s hut; they were sitting on each side the fire, one on the right and the other on the left; we rushed into the house; Wilson caught hold of a fowling piece, which Carr took from him; I caught hold of Jenks, who put his hand into his bosom where there was a pistol concealed; in drawing it out it got entangled in a shot belt which he wore; I took the pistol from him and we handcuffed them both; and then returned with the prisoners in custody.

Verdict - Guilty of stealing 3 blankets value11s. 2 white shirts 10s. 1 check shirt 1s. 6d. 1 black shawl 9s. 1 watch 70s. 1 shot belt 1s. the property of Richard Clark, but not in a dwelling house, and not guilty on the rest of the information. The prisoner Wilson, was recommended to mercy.[3]

[1] On 17 February 1832, Jenks and Wilson were both sentenced to transportation for seven years: Independent (Launceston), 18 February 1832.
[2] This meant a serving convict, assigned by the governor to work for a private master.
[3] Pedder thought that Wilson, who was not quite of age, had been intimidated into committing the crime, AOT MM 71/8, pp. 181-3.
Henry was married to Amelia Hide
Amelia Hide (1804 - 1853)Born in St Peter Port Channel Islands, Guernsey, Channel Islands on 9 Jul 1804 to William Hide and Elizabeth Phillips. Amelia married Henry George Priaulx and had 8 children. She passed away on 11 Nov 1853 in Davey, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Her brother was a seacaptain.
Born on 31 Dec 1831 to Henry George Priaulx and Amelia Hide was Emily Hannah married William Heath Vlieland and had 4 children. She passed away on 29 Jun 1881
Henry Prialux became the Assistant Commissariat General based in Hobart. He was from Guernsey, Channel Islands, married to Amelia Hide and returned to England in February 8th, 1855 with 5 unmarried daughters. Amelia died in 1853 in Hobart as did his son Henry William George at Sandy Bay in 1858. He also worked in the Commissariat Department. One daughter remained in Tasmania, Maria Margaret Priaulx who married 1855 Eugene Bellairs, surveyor and explorer, and she died in New Zealand.