Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Arthur Heath Vlieland

Arthur Heath Vlieland is a bit of a mystery.
Arthur Heath Vlieland was born in June 1861 and is the son of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland and Francis Elisabeth Samworth.

And that is all we know. We find him in the census of 1871 .

and in the census of 1881 with a wrong name 
Name: Arthur Heath Wieland
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1881
Event Place: Hertford St Andrew, Hertfordshire, England
Registration District: Hertford
Residence Note: North Road
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Marital Status (Original): Single
Occupation: Medical Student
Relationship to Head of Household: Visitor
Birth Year (Estimated): 1862
Birthplace: Statisfield Faversham, Kent, England

But no marriage or death is to be found later on.
We asked Curious Fox to help us .
Vlieland family - (Faversham - Kent)
looking for the Vlieland family. Arthur Heath Vlieland born Faversham 1861.
Family Surnames: Vlieland.
Recently a reader suggested he might have gone in the army or be a missionary.
As you know we are reading our newspapers and came up with an interesting clip from the Worcester Journal of 26 October 1878.
And we read in the sportsection about the Worcester choir boys school.

About this school
1877 — a new boarding school is built
The choir house was by then at the north side of Little South Street. However, a new boarding school was being built on the opposite side of the road and by 1877 it was ready. A new regime was inaugurated. Juniors had to be in bed by 9pm and seniors by 9.30pm. On Saturdays home leave was granted until 9pm. There was a good library, and chess, draughts and bagatelle were played but there was very little in the way of outdoor games. The curriculum consisted of Latin, French, German, arithmetic and drawing. On Wednesdays the boys now had a half holiday and Evensong was sung by the men. So the boys walked to Battersea Park where they played games and for a treat they sometimes took a penny steamer down the river. Occasionally matches were played, Decani against Cantoris, or the whole side against The Chapel Royal or St Paul’s. There was quite a lot of concert giving. They sang the Tallis 40 part motet at the Holborn Restaurant, gave a recital in Rochester Cathedral and visited St Mark’s North Audley Street and Lambeth Palace.
And today we received the entrie for Arthur in Alices birthday book.
Which we will introduce tomorrow.

First name(s): Arthur H

Last name: VLIELAND
Calculated year of birth: ?
Parish of birth: -
Town of birth: -
County of birth: -
Age at attestation: 
Discharge date: 19 December 1882
Attestation corps: -
Attestation soldier number: 
Discharge rank: Pte
Discharge corps: Lancers
Discharge soldier number: 
The National Archives reference: WO121

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