Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Frederick John Burt

Frederick Burt and Agnes Mary.

Frederick John Burt was born  17 august 1874 in in 99 Mayall Road, East Brixton, London, England
Death about 1936 in Kingswear, Devon, England
He was married to Agnes Mary Stone .
Son of Frederick George Lowman Burt and Ann AliceDrayton
Brother of Thomas Edwin Burt, George Henry Burt, Robert Arthur Burt and Annie Lillian Burt

BURT, Frederick John - A.K.C. 1912 d 1912, p 1913 Lon. C of St Jas. Muswell Hill, 1912-14; Org. Sec. Miss. to Seamen 1914-16; V of St Andr. Kettering, 1916-24; St Paul, Cullercoats, 1924-28; Kingswear, Dio. Ex. from 1928. (P. Crown; Q.A.B. 32l; Eccles. Comm. 257l; Fees 8l; e.o. 14l; o.s. 50l; Gross & Net 371l and Ho; Pop. 862) Vicarage, S. DevonCrockfords Clerical Directory 1932Note: Took in Jo Stone, Agnes' sister and her child Jack.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Agnes Mary Stone

Agnes Mary Stone born 1 April 1870
death Sept 1940 Brighton 
Daughter of Owen Stone and Harriet Hunt
She married Frederick J.Burt and 
they were the parents of 

Type: Census 1911Date: 02 APR 1911
Place: 2 Fairfax Road, Hampstead NW, London, Middlesex, England
Note: Frederick John Burt; head; married; married 15 years; school master; born Brixton, Middlesex
Agnes Mary Burt; wife; married; aged 41; school mistress; born Sidlington, Gloucestershire
Frederick Owen Burt; son; aged 14; school; born Pegwell Bay, Kent
Eric John Burt; son; aged 7; school; born Leyton, Essex
Minnie Harriet Thompson; Assistant; widow; aged 38; Assistant school mistress; born Wheatley, Oxfordshire
Douglas Thompson; son of the above; aged 7; school; born Readiing, Berkshire
Edward Johnson; boarder; aged 16; school; born S Pancras, London
Yechong Liang; boarder; aged 18; school students; born Pekin, China
Wai San Lao; boarder; aged 16; school students; born Pekin, China
Agnes Taylor; servant; single; aged 45; genral ; born Maidstone, Kent

Monday, 25 February 2013

Frederick Owen Burt

Frederick Owen Burt was born November 9, 1896 in "Seaview", Pegwell, Ramsgate, Kent, England.

He married Beryl Audrey Anderson

Type: Milit-Beg
Date: 04 APR 1916
Place: Cooden Camp, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England
Note: Attestation on joining the Royal Garrison Artillery (Seige Artillery).
Frederick Owen Burt of 1 Deans Court Precincts, Peterborough. Age 19 years 3 months engaged in Munitions Work.
Height 5 feet 11 3/4 inches; chest 35 inches with 3 inch expansion; scar on left jaw and on right side
Next of kin; Father Fredk John Burt of 1 Dean's Court, Peterborough
Home 4 April 1916 to 16 November 1916
BEF 17 November 1916
To Reserve 10 April 1919 address St Andrew's Vicarage, Kettering
British War & Victory Medal

Occupation: Temporary Curate
Date: BET 1922 AND 1926
Place: St Cuthbert, Blyth, Northumberland, England
Occupation: Curate
Date: 1926
Place: All Saints, Tooting, London, England
Date: BET 1935 AND 1942
Place: St Philip the Apostle, St Philip Street, Battersea, London, England
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
Occupation: Vicar
Date: BET 1942 AND 1956
Place: St Augustine, Grove Park, London, England

Type: Census 1901
1Date: 02 APR 1911
Place: 2 Fairfax Road, Hampstead NW, London, Middlesex, England
Note: Frederick John Burt; head; married; married 15 years; school master; born Brixton, Middlesex
Agnes Mary Burt; wife; married; aged 41; school mistress; born Sidlington, Gloucestershire
Frederick Owen Burt; son; aged 14; school; born Pegwell Bay, Kent
Eric John Burt; son; aged 7; school; born Leyton, Essex
Minnie Harriet Thompson; Assistant; widow; aged 38; 
Assistant school mistress; born Wheatley, Oxfordshire
Douglas Thompson; son of the above; aged 7; school; born Readiing, Berkshire
Edward Johnson; boarder; aged 16; school; born S Pancras, London
Yechong Liang; boarder; aged 18; school students; born Pekin, 
ChinaWai San Lao; boarder; aged 16; school students; born Pekin, China
Agnes Taylor; servant; single; aged 45; genral ; born Maidstone, Kent

He was the son of Frederick John Burt and Agnes Mary Stone .
In 1946 Beryl left Frederick Owen for Frank Halsted.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Caroline Maria Deedes

It is quite a mix up .
looking for material we find Caroline Maria Deedes in 3 different familytrees .
We will look into it.

Born in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England  June 1848 Herford  to Charles Deedes and Laetitia Anne Pleydell Bouverie
She married William Otway Mayne  on 24 August 1871 Herford
She died June 1903 Godstone.

She is buried at St John the Evangelist Church Cemetery
Blindley Heath Surrey England
Also buried there and  mentioned on the same gravestone.
Caroline Maria Deedes 65 yrs born 1838 burial 1903(this Maria is born 01 Oct 1837
baptism/christening place: Wittersham, Kent, England and is the daughter of Rev.Julius Deedes and Henrietta Charlotte Deedes )
Julius William Deedes 35 yrs born 1850 burial 1885 brother of Caroline Maria Deedes died at Brisbane
Emily Elizabeth Deedes 63yrs born  1844 burial 1907 sister of Caroline Maria Deedes
Reverend Julius Deedes father of Caroline Maria Deedes Vicar of Marden
Henrietta Charlotte Deedes 98 yrs born  1806 burial 1904 mother of Caroline Maria Deedes

William Deedes was born on 1 June 1761.1 He was the son of William Deedes and Mary Branston.1,2 He married Sophia Bridges, daughter of Sir Brook William Bridges, 3rd Bt. and Fanny Fowler, on 27 December 1791.1 He died in 1834.1
He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.3 He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the South Kent Volunteers.4 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Hythe between 1807 and 1812.3 He lived at Saltwood Castle, England.4 He lived at Sandling Park, England.3 He had seven other sons and five daughters.4

Children of William Deedes and Sophia Bridges
Reverend Julius Deedes d. 24 Oct 1879
William Deedes+1 b. 17 Oct 1796, d. 30 Nov 1862
Reverend Charles Deedes+1 b. 9 Oct 1808, d. 25 Dec 1875

In the national archives we find.
William Otway Mayne of Boxgrove House, Merrow, and Caroline Maria Deedes of Bengeo, Herts: deeds re marriage settlement

in the peerage we find

Letitia Anne Pleydell-Bouverie is the daughter of Hon. Philip Pleydell-Bouverie.1 She married ReverendCharles Deedes, son of William Deedes and Sophia Bridges, in 1843.1
      From 1843, her married name became Deedes.1

Child of Letitia Anne Pleydell-Bouverie and Reverend Charles Deedes

brother of Caroline Maria Deedes .
Letitia Anne Pleydell-BouverieHon. Philip Pleydell-Bouverie
b. 21 Oct 1788
d. 27 May 1872
Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor
b. 4 Mar 1750
d. 27 Jan 1828
Hon. Anne Duncombe
d. 14 Oct 1829

Saturday, 23 February 2013

William Otway Mayne

William Otway Mayne was born 1844
He married 24 August 1871 Caroline Maria Deedes
and his burial was 30 June 1898 Guildford Surrey .

He is the father of Kenneth Otway Mayne

Friday, 22 February 2013

Kenneth Otway Mayne

Born 3 January 1882 Guildford Surrey.
In the 1901 census he lives Parkstone Dorsetshire.
He was the son of William Otway Mayne and Caroline Maria Deedes.
he married March 1924 in Peterborough  Doris Adele Anderson.
Children from this mariage according to free BMD
Michael D.O.Mayne born Dec 1924 Bromley
Christine M Mayne born June 1928 Epsom
Joanna M Mayne  born Sept 1931 Oakham
Stella M Mayne born Dec 1932 Loddon
Nicholas B.O.Mayne Sept 1939 Norwich Outer.

He died 1950.inscription on the monument.

full nameagebirth yearburial yearrelationshipnotes
Kenneth Otway Mayne6918811950first name on monument of Kenneth Otway MayneRector of this church from 1932 - 1950
Stella Mary Mayne619321938daughter of Kenneth Otway Mayne

 He was the rector St Mary’s Church
Burgh St Peter

He was the brother of.
Mary Mayne,
Lilian Rachel Mayne,
Evelyn CMayne,
Kathleen E Mayne,
Hubert Otway Mayne,
Muriel CMayne,
Olive Margaret Mayne,
Cecil O Mayne and
Michael A O Mayne

in the London Gazette we find .

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Charles Henry Snell part 3

07 Feb 1898 - removed to lunatic asylum under Order of Secretary of State

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Charles Henry Snell part two

The next stage in the saga was when he decides that his wife is having an affair with a George Roberts."It appears that the best way for him to stay out of further trouble was to move down to Southampton"

"On 14 Dec 1895 Charles submitted a Divorce Petition alleging adultery by his third 'wife' with George Roberts "during the months of July, August and October at 199 Church Street Stoke Newington (etc) and claiming damages of £1,000. The papers show that there was no decree nisi or final decree ever issued. It seems that Charles did not proceed. He did not, though, forget the allegation. Although it appears that the best way for him to stay out of further trouble with the Reverend was to move down to Southampton, he could not keep out of trouble." On Saturday 03 July 1897...

On Saturday 03 July 1897 the Hampshire Telegraph (amongst others) reports that he is.”indicted for feloniously sending and causing to be received by George Roberts a letter demanding with menaces, end without reasonable or probable cause. a valuable security, at Southampton”.
 It is reported that he “had been an executive officer in the Army, and was a pensioner from the Camberwell Vestry.
Mr, Bullen, who Prosecuted, said that the only explanation of the prisoners conduct must be that he was out of his mind.
 Prisoner had been an executive officer in the Army, and was a pensioner from the Camberwell Vestry. Prosecutor was a widower, with grown-up daughters, two of them older than prisoner’s wife, and prisoner had also written libellous letters to them about their father. In December (1896) prisoner Instituted divorce proceedings against his wife, and made the prosecutor co-respondent.
He afterwards withdrew all proceedings, and wrote to Mrs. Taylor, his wife’s Mother, saying that all the allegations were false”.
Unfortunately this was not the end of the matter. Charles now made fresh allegations against George and his Mother in Law.
Although proven as false, his comments that the latter was running a brothel (she ran a lodging house) no doubt helped to ensure that she had no guests. Not only was her financial state affected, the court heard that “the prisoner’s wife, from whom he was separated. was quite penniless”.
On the 8th of May (1897) he sent the following postcard to the prosecutor :—“George Roberts, care of Mrs. E. K. Taylor, the Brothel, HoIkar House, West Park-road, West End, Southampton. . . , Unless I receive a cheque from you within a reasonable time. I am going to wing you for seducing my wife. My children are quite ruined by you.—C H. Snell.”
A similar postcard was sent to George Roberts at his private address.—The court then heard that the “Prisoner’s letters and defence were very incoherent, and his manner in the dock was very strange.—His Lordship said that the prisoner was evidently insane”..
Prisoner was convicted, and his Lordship postponed sentence until the next Assizes, in order that the authorities might have an opportunity to observe the prisoner’s conduct and .judge as to his sanity.
In November the Hampshire papers wrote that “his demeanour, at his trial at the June Assizes, was such that Mr. Justice Day directed the second indictment against him of libelling his mother-in-law to be held over until the present Assizes and postponed sentence on the charge of which he had been convicted”.
The court met again in November for sentencing. While in prison the man’s mental state was carefully examined, and the Medical Officer had come to the conclusion that the prisoner was suffering from senile decay. He would get worse instead of better. He had delusions, and it would not be quite safe to allow him to be at large.
Dr Richards, Medical Officer of the Prison, supported the learned counsels statement and added that he did not consider Snell was altogether of sound mind.
He had delusions. His normal condition was despondent.
If thwarted he became very excited. Witness was of opinion that the man had. a suicidal tendency.
The prisoner was asked if he had anything to say and he entered into a long statement containing charges against his wife and mother in law, concluding by bursting into tears.
The Judge said it was a question as to whether the man should not rather be in a lunatic asylum.
He did not like to pass a sentence upon him which would be passed upon a man in the full possession of his senses.
After further consideration his Lordship postponed sentence until the last day of Assizes, and suggested that the Home Office should be consulted upon the matter.
I cannot find him in the 1901 census but it seems that he is the Charles Snell whose death is registered in q1 1903 (Age at Death:70 Fareham Vol: 2b Page: 371).
Of his children, Alice Mary married Lewis William Murrayton Murray (a farmer) in 1882.
The witnesses are Charles Henry Snell (father) and sister Catherine Veri Vlieland Snell.
She is also shown elsewhere on the blog as she married Thomas Edward Candler. Thomas notes in a letter in 1900 that he "had travelled a good deal, and recently returned to England from South Africa ...(after) 19 years residence In India. China, and Afrlca." He returns to England alone and it is likely she has died abroad. The other child of Sarah, Charles James Blomfield Vlieland Coxeter dies, age19 (q1 Camberwell vol 1d P 526).
The child of his second marriage Maria Devere, at the time of the 1911 census, age 35 is a night porter (Domestic servant) at the Pulteney Hotel, Bath. Her death is recorded in q1 1963 (Age at Death: 87 Lewes Volume: 5h Page 802).
On 21 Sep 1912 Virna marries Harold Roy Hazard (an advertisement writer) at St James Muswell Hill. Amongst the witnesses is Ena Eugenie Snell. Her brother Melville is a furnishing salesman when war breaks out. He volunteers early and is in France from December 1914 until he is wounded on 01/05/1915 with both shrapnel and gunshot wounds to his right hand. He stays as a clerk with the army until after the war. On 5 Apr 1921 he marries a widow Annie Janet Waterlow (nee Birch, born in India) in Jubbulpore, Bengal, India.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Charles Henry Snell part one

Today we learn more about Charles Henry Snell thanks to Ray !
On the 21/07/1856 the Morning Chronicle reported that “On the 17th at St Michael at Plea, Norwich Lieut. Charles Henry Snell, E.N.M., second son of Captain George Snell, R.N., to Sarah Heaster (sic), eldest daughter of ;Mess Vlieland”.
Charles had a fascinating life.
The 01/09/1855 Norfolk Chronicle shows “Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County - Second or Eastern Regiment of Norfolk Militia - Charles Henry Snell, gent., to Lieutenant” and by the 1861 census the couple are living at Bloomfield Cottage, Park Terrace, Stoke Newington with 3 children and a servant.
Charles is shown as age 28 – a Chemists Assistant and his unmarried sister Harriet Amelia (age 21) staying with them is shown as "daughter Of The Late Commander South".
Charles wants to advance himself and the 01/02/1862 Norfolk Chronicle reports that-“On 23rd inst Mr. Charles Henry Snell (second son of the late Commander George Royal Navy, and late Lieutenant in the Second or Eastern Regiment of Norfolk Militia), passed his major examination before the board at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth”.
The Saturday 10 October 1863 Norfolk News reports the sad loss of Sarah. “on Saturday last, at Plymouth, of consumption, deservedly lamented, Sarah, wife of Charles Henry Snell Esquire, of the Royal Naval Hospital, and eldest daughter of Monsieur Vlieland, professor of languages of this city”.
Charles stays alone for ten years and the 1871 census shows him at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, East Stonehouse as an assistant dispenser - widower - age 38. He marries again on 24 Dec 1874 at St Mary’s Islington.
Shown as a widower and chemist, he marries a spinster, Marie Joan Edwards.
Their Fathers are shown as George Snell Captain RN & James Edwards Governor of Devonport Prison and his address as 27 Canonbury Place Islington.
The witnesses include his daughters Alice M Snell and Catherine V V Snell.
A year later, on 14/12/1875 a child, Marie Devere Snell is born but by then the marriage is, effectively, over.
On 28 May 1881 an Affidavit under Divorce 7573 is filed by Marie J Snell seeking judicial separation and custody of their child (Maria Devere) who is shown in the census, a month earlier, as living with her father.
It is long and painful to read, detailing that that in the year following their marriage, during 1875, he frequently came home drunk, kept her without food so her health was impaired, threw drugs at her, tore up her clothes, beat her with his stick, attempted to throw her out of a window, threw her down the stairs, beat her with a hairbrush, dragged her from the bed, pushed her on the floor, kicked her in the back, struck her on the head, threatened her (etc) - since late 1875 she has been separated but that "from the month of May 1880 (he) has constantly annoyed (her) and extorted money from her by means of threats and intimidation".
Divorce was almost impossible for a woman in England at that time and even a legal separation hard and extremely expensive.
There is no trace of any divorce and the children stay with Charles, who takes on a housekeeper.
A later report in the Morning Post of testimony by the vicar of St Andrews Peckham, Rev. W. S. Cadman notes that “Late one evening in 1889 the lady-help sent for him urgently to call upon her, which he did the following morning.
She asked him to marry them in his church. He refused, under the circumstances, to perform the ceremony.”. The Evening Telegraph reported him as saying she was “enciente" (visibly pregnant).
The story gets confusing because a look in the GRO records shows that he was married to Florence Emillia Eden Harris Taylor in the first quarter of 1889 (Southampton vol 2c P 3) and the 1891 census shows them together at Hedley Villa, Belmore Road, Millbrook, Shirley Hampshire. He is age 58 and shown as retired chemist and dentist with this his third wife and 2 daughters. His elder daughter Maria is still with him and he has a four month old daughter Verna (or Virna) Irene Fane Snell from his current relationship.
Seemingly it was not Florence from whom he was separated as on 18 June 1893 Melville Dundas Westmorland Fane is born (and his baptism record on 16 Jul 1893 at St Mary Stoke Newington shows his Mother as Florence Emelia.
Was the vicar a year out in his (later) recollections and the couple, unable to marry in Peckham close to where his second (and still ‘current’) wife still lived (her death was seemingly registered in Hackney q2 1924 Volume: 1b Page: 443) rushed down to Devonport where her father lived and married there – but lost the baby?
This marriage also was due not to last.
On Friday 20 July 1894 the Morning Post under the headline “THREATENING TO SHOOT a CLERGYMAN”

reported that “At Lambeth police court, Charles Henry Snell, a chemist, of St. John’s-road, Hoxton. was charged before Mr. Biron with using threats towards the Rev. W. S. Cadman, vicar of St. Andrew’s, Peckham”.
Ths, seemingly stemming back to the refusal to marry, as “since then he had been continually subjected to annoyance at the bands of the prisoner.
This culminated last week, when he received a letter from the prisoner, who threatened to shoot him.
In consequence of this threat he went in fear of his life.
Asked whether he had any questions to put, prisoner entered upon a rambling statement as to his having, before Mr. Cadman came to Peckham, attended St. Andrew’s Church.... Mr. Biron ordered a remand, with the view of the state of the prisoner’s mind being inquired into”.
The later Magistrate had ordered him to find one security in £25 for his good behaviour for six months. It appears that the best way for him to stay out of further trouble was to move down to Southampton.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Shearman Chesterman

The name popped up yesterday and we found lots about him.

MARRIED On the 18th inst at St George's Hanover by the Kev Ceorge Washington Philips JW Noyes of Belle Vue Wilts Esq to Ellen youngest daughter of John Tbarp of Chippenham Cambridgeshire Esq On the lath inst at St Marylebone Church by Rev Mr Gilbert Gilbert BD Shearman Chesterman Esq of Upper Baker street Regent's Park to Anne eldest daughter of Richard Austin Esq of Green Banbury Oxon

May 3 CHESTERMAN Harriet Anne d of Shearman & Mary Anne, Horse Fair, surgeon 3 CHESTERMAN Richard Austin s of Shearman & Mary Anne, Horse Fair.

APPENDIX 607 Your Committee witnessed with much satisfaction the advancement of education with the moral virtues among the children strikingly exemplified in their examination their love of truth their devoted obedience to their preceptors and masters their repentance of past errors and an evident determination to amend The marked improvement of character appears to have been brought about by kindness and strict attention the most important feature of the system After having given the subject their best consideration your Committee think it their duty to recommend to the Board of Directors and Guardians to make immediate arrangements with the Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy to receive all the orphan boys of this house above the age of eight years the institution engaging to keep them for the sum of four shillings per week each during the period of their probation and that previously to their being sent to the colonies they shall be inspected by the Board of Guardians who on being satisfied will make farther arrangements to defray the expenses of their voyage and outfit to the Cape of Good Hope or Swan River at the rate of ten pounds and two suits of clothes for each boy Signed Edw P Brenton R Mills Shearman Chesterman W Kensett GA Thursby 1834

Chesterman Mary Anne wife of Shearman Chesterman Esq at Banbury Oxon after nine hours severe suffering from her dress accidentally taking fire aged 42 years 8th Sept 1846.

On the 2nd inst at St Mary's Church Little Brickhill Buck Pinniger Esq of Newbury Berks to Harriett Ann second of Shearman Chesterman Esq of Banbury Ozon 1857

At St Mary's Banbury James second son of Broome Pinniger esq Berks to Mary Jane eldest dau of Chesterman esq of Banbury Oxon

THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE BANBURY POOR LAW DISTRICT Letted from Shearman Chesterman Esq Since The severe criticism made in your last number on my conduct in reference to the late vacancy of surgeon to the Banbury district is founded on an ipse dixit statement I now forward you a full and correct epitome of facts a copy of a letter addressed to Messrs Rye Grinibly Griffin Wise Douglas and Smiles my accusers I willingly leave it to your sense of justice to make such reparation that you may deem necessary and to which you consider I am entitled for the injury my character has sustained by the unjust comments in your impression of the 28th iust I am etc Shearman Chesterman ISanbury March 31st 1607 Copy To Messrs Rye Grimbly Griffin Wise Douglas and Smiles Gentlemen You have taken considerable pains to disseminate through the columns of the Banbury Guardian as well an by private circulars false and calumnious charges against myself I will for your information as well as for the public whom you evidently wish to mislead detail a simple and truthful narration of facts which I challenge you to disprove M On the evening of the day Feb 10th that Mr Grimbly resigned the office of Surgeon to the Banbury District he called the medical men together at his house to state the reception he had that day met with at the Board of Guardians after speaking very fully and warmly of the insults he had received he concluded in graphic language peculiar to himself with these words Their conduct was just like a lot of parson and squire justices who had pounced upon an unfortunate poacher they attacked me all of a heap and when I left the room not a single member of the Board took the slightest notice of me He then proceeded to hint that an address of sympathy to him would be acceptable which was at once prepared and signed by all present Some days subsequently I heard from an influential member of the Board that the above account was entirely incorrect It appears that they the Board were desirous of dealing kindly towards him that it was his manner which was so offensive and turbulent and the question for their decision was a charge merely of neglect not a serious one viz not attending properly to a female pauper named Watts upon oue of the Guardians observing it would be better to send the case to the Poor Law Board Mr Grimbly immediately replied I will resign He has since represented in one of our local papers and several medical periodicals that it was a charge trumped up to urge him to resign in consequenea of his having previously applied for an increase of salary The entire members of the Board then present declared the question of salary had nothing whatever to do with his resignation I remarked to him on the evening in question that he should not have resigned but have courted an inquiry He said No the conduct of the Board was so gross towards him he had no alternative He afterwards mentioned to several persons that he would not again accept the appointment unless they increased his salary for he was tired of acting as their officer the pay so inadequate Upon Dr Caparn learning distinctly from reliable information the avowal made by Mr Grimbly he Dr Caparn considered himself freely justified in applying for the vacant office This being done a deputation said to represent yourselves waited upon me in a manner bordering on insult and inquired if I were aware Dr Caparn had taken this step and also wished to be informed if the act received my sanction at the same time charging me to my great astonishment with having pledged myself at the meeting held on the 10th to oppose any person tendering for the vacancy why the manliness to declare his desire and then I venture to assert Dr Capam would not have been a candidate To add to your unjust proceedings you have not hesitated to send printed circulars to be publicly exposed on the table at the library of Guy's Hospital in which Dr Capam and myself were shamefully misrepresented and only made acquainted by mere accident of the fact I am very generally and confidently informed that the combination with the view to injure me is not the result of this misunderstanding but the remnant of an old and rancorous feeling of jealousy that you could no longer conceal and of which until very recently 1 was in utter ignorance I remain gentlemen your obedient servant Shearman Chesterman Banbury March 81st 1857 THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE BANBURY POOR LAW DISTRICT Letter from John Caparn MD Sir In your Journal of the 28th inst there is a leading article respecting the appointment of Medical Officer to the Banbury district in which censure is passed upon my conduct for becoming one of the candidates As this has arisen from an ex parte stotement and not from a true knowledge of facts I beg to lay before you the accurate circumstances of the case Mr Grimbly some time before his resignation addressed a letter to the Board of Guardians requesting an increase of salary stating the amount he then received was unremune rative To this application a courteous reply by letter was returned with a promise that it should be considered at the proper time ie the termination of the quarter That this was the case I am given to understand by the clerk of the Board At a subsequent meeting a charge of neglect against Mr Grimbly was brought forward by one of the Guardians which charge he Mr Grimbly indignantly and in the most intemperate lauguage denied and from the evidence of two gentlemen present of the highest respectability and standing in society it would appear that so far from his being treated in the rude and arbitrary way he had represented he was met with a kindly and courteous manner But a suggestion having arisen that the charge had better be referred for discussion to the Poor law Board he at once exclaimed I ll resign After he had resigned he was desirous that it should appear to his friends and the profession that he had been induced to throw up the appointment on the question of salary notwithstanding assurance had previously been given him officially that that point should be duly considered and which question at that meeting was not even under discussion After this an inaccurate statement is supposed to have been given to your Journal which statement drew forth these stringent remarks on the conduct of the Guardians and which also by the misrepresentation was the means of obtaining the signature to a vote of sympathy given by the medical men of this town In reference to the meeting at which I was present so par ticularly alluded to in the Lancet medical journal permit mo to stnte that it was not convened for the purpose of discussing the subject of the resignation but was simply a periodical mouthly meeting of the members of the North Oxfordshire Medical and Chirurgical Society a paper was then read by Mr Chesterman entitled Practical Observations on Croup Tho business part of the meeting having terminated and whilst the members were enjoying the hospitality of the gentlemen at whose house they were assembled Mr Grimbly somewhat unwisely started to the surprise of several persons present the subject of his misunderstanding with the Board The observations which then fell from him were calculated to impress me with a belief that he did not under any circumstances again intend accepting the office which he had thrown up I 287

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Richard Austin Chesterman

Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Vic.,
cap. 36.
NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and others

having any claims against the estate of Shearman
Chesterman, late of The Green, Banbury, in the county of
Oxford,~Esq., deceased (who died on the 1st day of February,
1871), are hereby required to send in particulars of
the same to his executors, Broome Pinniger, James Cockburn
Pinniger, and Richard Austin Chesterman, at the offices of
•the undersigned, on or before the 30th day of September
next, after which time the said executors will distribute the
•assets of the said deceased amongst or for the benefit of the
parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of
which they shall then have had notice; and that they will
.not be liable for any part of such assets to any person of
whose claim they shall not then have had notice.—Dated
this 29th day of July, 1871.
B. and J. C. PINNIGER, Solicitors, Newbury,

This Shearman Chesterman we meet again in The old Baily

218. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of December , a handkerchief, value 6 s., the goods of Henry Gilpin , from his person .
HENRY GILPIN. About twelve o'clock on Saturday night, the 18th of December, I was in Oxford-street - I was returning home with two companions; I observed three boys loitering before us; the moment I passed them I felt some person at my pocket - I extended my right arm, and took hold of the prisoner, and saw the handkerchief in his hand; he extended his left hand, and tucked something under his waistcoat - I searched under his waistcoat, but could not find it - I asked him who the boys were, and my friend pursued them; his companions came back, and one of them offered me a handkerchief, which was nor mine; they then got away, and I gave the prisoner in charge.
SHEARMAN CHESTERMAN . I was with Gilpin, and saw him seize the prisoner - I saw the prisoner pass a handkerchief to a companion on his left; and the other two companions walked down Charles-street; the prisoner called to one of them,
"Jemmy," who immediately pulled off his hat, and shewed a handkerchief, and said,
"Is this the gentleman's, if it is, he may have it?" but it was not; I then looked to see, if he had another, which he had not; I then went after the third boy, but he got away.
Prisoner's Defence. I was returning home from the Coburg Theatre, and got into conversation with the other two boys; the gentleman took hold of me, and said I had robbed him, but I had not.
GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years .

Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and .23rd Vic..
& cap. 35, intituled " An Act to further amend the Law
Property, and to relieve Trustees.'*
N'OTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other
persons having any claims or demands upon or against
the estate or effects of Frederick Chesterman, late of Little
Brickhill, ia the county of Bucks, Esq. (who died on the
15th day of August. 1878, and to whose effects letters of
administration, with the will annexed, were, on tbe 30th
day of September last, granted by the Principal Registry of
tbe Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of
Justice, to Richard Austin Chesterman, of Cropredy Lawn
Farm, Cropredy, in the county of Oxford, Farmer,, and
Charles Frederick Chesterman, of 41, North-street, Manchester-
square, in the county of Middlesex, Timber Merchant),
are hereby required, on or before the 15th day of
February, 1879, to send to the undersigned, the Solicitor of
tbe said administrators, particulars, in writing, of their
claims against the said estate, at the expiration of which
time the said administrators will proceed to distribute the
assets of the said estate among the parties entitled thereto,
having regard only to the claims of which they shall then
have had notice; and will not be liable for the assets so
distributed to any person of whose claim such administrators
shall not then kiave had notice.—Dated this 6th day of
December, 1878.

HENRY MOTT, 22, Bedford-row, W.C., Solicitor
to the said Administrators

Pursuant to the Statute, 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chapter
35, intituled " An Act to further amend tbe Law of
Property, and to relieve Trustees."

NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other

.persons having any debts, claims, or demands
against tbe estate of Sarah Chesterman, late of Little
Brickhill, in the county of Buckingham, Widow (who
died on the 21th day of January, 1908, and whose will
with four codicils thereto was proved in the Principal
Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High
Court of Justice, on the llth day of March, 1908, by
Richard Austin Chesterman and Charles Frederick
Chesterman, tbe executors therein named), are hereby
required to send particulars, in writing, of their debts,
claims, or demands to us, the undersigned, as Solicitors
to the said executors, on or before the 30th day of April,
1908, 'after which date the said executors will proceed
to distribute the assets of the said, deceased amongst
the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the
debts, claims, and demands of which they shall then
have had notice; and that they will not be liable for the
assets, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person
or persons of whose debt, claim, or demand they shall
not then have had notice.—Dated this 27th day of
March, 1908.
MOTT and SON, 22, Bedford-row, London, W.C.,
159 Solicitors for the said Executors.

He is named in the same advert as Charles Frederick Chesterman
He was born  30 March 1837 Banbury
He died 26 Mar 1908
Richard Austin Chesterman (born 30th March 1837 at Banbury. Died 26 March 1908 aged 71). G.471. Bachelor. Farmed 416 acres at Cropredy Lawn employing 11 men and 3 boys in 1871.13 men and 4 boys in 1881. First Chairman of 1894 Parish Council. Member of Church. Subscribed £42 to Cropredy Church restoration fund. Bell Fund Trustee. His nephew Wilkinson Pinninger born in Newberry, helped him farm from at least 1891 when he was 26. Chesterman and Pinninger both honorary members of the Cropredy Club and Reading Room from time to time. School Manager. In School Log Book p150. "Mr R.A. Chestorman, one of our managers was found dead in his bed this morning."

Thursday, 14 February 2013


On Valentines day you think of a love story .
A very sad love story that springs to mind is the love story of William Henry Vlieland.

He had been employed at the Golden Galena restaurant as a waiter but was discharged and later was employed taking orders for H.D.Reed a photographer.
Vlieland has led a life of wild dissipation since he left his home in Harrow -in-Furness England in 1888.
He would not work ,but kept continually writing home to his parents in England for money.
But despite all this ...........
Among the papers of the death man were found a life policy for the Prudencial Life Insurance company for $81 and a policy for $ 1000 with the Mutual Benefit Association in favor of Miss Austine Buerklin of Quincy lll,his fiance.
On a scrap of paper Vlieland had written the name and adress of Miss Buerklin and Mr.Burroughs wrote to the young women yesterday telling her that her that he held a lifepolicy in her favor.
Wonder what happened to Austine.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

More Hugh Chesterman

Looking for poems or illustrations by Hugh Chesterman we found quite a lot of books .
But we could hardly find any illustrations.
So we do a poem instead.

Noah and the Rabbit
Hugh Chesterman

"No land" said Noah,
"There - is - not - any - land.
Oh, Rabbit, Rabbit, can't you understand?"
But Rabbit shook his head:
"Say it again" he said;
"And slowly, please.
No good brown earth for burrows,
And no trees;
No wastes where vetch and rabbit-parsley grows,
No brakes, no bushes, and no turnip rows,
No holt, no upland, meadowland or weald,
No tangled hedgerow and no playtime field?"
"No land at all - just water," Noah replied,
And Rabbit sighed.
"For always, Noah?" he whispered, "will there be
Nothing henceforth for ever but the sea?
Or will there come a day
When the green earth will call me back to play?"
Noah bowed his head:
"Some day . . . some day," he said

"London Calling Christopher Wren"
by Hugh Chesterman
Clever men
Like Christopher Wren
Only occur just now and then.
No one expects
In perpetuity
Architects of his ingenuity;
No, never a cleverer dipped his pen
Than clever Sir Christopher - Christopher Wren,
With his chaste designs
On classical lines,
His elegant curves and neat inclines.
For all day long he'd measure and limn
Till the ink gave out or the light grew dim.
And if a Plan
Seemed rather baroque or too 'Queen Anne'
(As Plans well may),
He'd take a look
At his pattern book
And do it again in a different way.
Every day of the week was filled
With a church to mend or a church to build,
And never an hour went by but when
London needed Sir Christopher Wren.
'Bride's in Fleet Street lacks a spire.
Mary-le-Bow a nave and choir.'
'Please to send the plans complete
For a new Saint Stephen's, Coleman Street.'
'Pewterer's Hall is much too tall,
Kindly lower the N.W. wall.'
'Salisbury Square,
Decidedly bare
Can you put one of your churches there?'
Dome of St Paul's is not yet done,
Dean's been waiting since half-past one
London calling from ten till ten,
London calling Christopher Wren!
We found lots of books or illustrated books by Hugh Chesterman.

The merry go round


The pie and the tart: from, Nine one-act plays

Drums Across the Water

A year full of poems

Gammon and Spinach ... With Pictures by Hugh Chesterman

Playing with history. [One-act plays.] Illustrated by the author

The Lucky Pedlar ... Illustrated by Hugh Chesterman

Kings-and other things

The highway

Proud Sir Pim and other verses ...

Mighty Men

Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale: An Annotated ... - Pagina 9

In England, Once

A maid in armour

Seven for a Secret, Etc

On Ludgate Hill: an extravagence in one act

The odd spot. [Stories for children]

Quiristers of Paule's. A Historical Phantasy, Etc

December Afternoon

The crock, the cock and the candle: a comedy in one act

Treasure Trove Readers:

'Happy Stories', illustrated by Hugh Chesterman (London: A. Wheaton, 1934)

'In Storyland', illustrated by Hugh Chesterman (London: A. Wheaton, 1934)

'New Friends and Old', illustrated by Hugh Chesterman (London: A. Wheaton, 1934)

'Tales That Are Told', illustrated by Hugh Chesterman (London: A. Wheaton, 1934)

The text of the short poem about King John is on this page It’s some way down the page so if anyone follows it, it might be worth doing a search for “John was a tyrant” on the webpage. This Yahoo answers page also references it While searching I came across a more recent poem about King John written in northern English dialect (I think in the style of the late Stanley Holloway) I think this poem is written by Marriott Edgar. This extract is written for humour but I think accurately depicts the attitude prevalent to the “small folk” in medieval times:-

“it were all right him being a tyrant

To vassals and folks of that class,

But he tried on his tricks with the Barons an’ all,

And that’s where he made a ‘faux pas’. ”

North American people may be most familiar with Stanley Holloway from his portrayal of Eliza Doolittle’s father, a cockney dustman in the 1960s “My Fair Lady” film, but he was also known for northern (British) English rhyming monologues. I also found a site which gave information about the poet Hugh Chesterman

“Tartar” here is a variation of “tatar” – though there are of course other meanings (I think Grumpy Cat’s real name is Tartar Sauce). It might be falling out of use now but in my youth one might say about a strict teacher “She’s a bit of a tartar” like one might say “She’s a bit of a dragon” – the sense I think coming from when the Tatars were allied with Genghis Khan’s mongols. Yes, King John was Richard I’s brother.

Monday, 11 February 2013


this morning in the mailbox

I really enjoyed your blog entry on Hugh Chesterman - and marveled that you are one of his descendants.
Do you or any of your family members have access to old copies of Merry-Go-Round?

So if anyone has them please let me know or contact  J.Friedman

Looking for Hugh´s entry  I find that his children both were married .

Jennifer to William J Brown June 1950 Ploughly

and Elizabeth to Charles Guy Dover Swinnerton who was born 05 Jun 1917 and died 15 Feb 1968

son of Charles E Swinnerton

London Gazette 16 february 1940

Saturday, 9 February 2013

tent manufacturer.

1911 census: 14 Waterloo St Ipswich widow sack hand with sack and tent manufacturer with children Jessie 17 Dorothy 14 and Douglas 12

In the 1911 census we find that Edith Constance Vlieland is making sacs and tents .

Wondering what they did with those tents in 1911 we googled and found the explanation.

The first ever holiday camp was opened in 1906 looked like this.


During the early 1900s large companies like Bass Breweries organised day trips to Great Yarmouth. Entire factories were transported to the seaside in fleets of trains. Great Yarmouth was taken over by thousands of workers and their families.
Meanwhile, a new type of holiday accommodation started to emerge during the late Victorian era - the holiday camp. The first holiday camp in the UK was opened in 1906 at Caister-on-Sea. By today's standards the camp was very basic with holidaymakers staying in tents and assisting with camp chores. Now a far cry from its humble beginnings, the camp still thrives today, run by Haven with three additional camps nearby in Great Yarmouth and Hopton-on-Sea. Another very popular holiday camp opened in 1924, Potters, which boasted of facilities such as brick chalets, running water and electric lights! However, the Second World War brought about dramatic changes with many of the holiday camps being used as bases by the military.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Last Vlieland branche

According to all  the family information only the American Vlieland branch  has survived.
As far as we can tell all the English  branches of the family tree have been swallowed by other family´s .And have a different name now.
So we proudly present......................the American Vlielands

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hilda Vlieland Wakefield

Who was Hilda Vlieland Wakefield ?
The name popped up on the internet.
Curious as we are , we she named after a Vlieland?
Or is her mother a Vlieland ?
We try and find out .
So while searching we found some information
name: HildaWakefield
event date:31Mar1901
relationship to head of household:Daughter
birthplace:Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk
record type:Householdregistration 
Southernecclesiastical parish:Yarmouth St Nicholascivil parish:Great Yarmouth

In the 1911 census we find her 16 years of age and born in 1895 in Great Yarmouth.
name: Hilda Wakefield
event: Census
event date: 1911
gender: Female
age: 16
birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
record type: Household
registration district: Yarmouth
sub-district: Yarmouth Southern
parish: Gt Yarmouth
county: Norfolk
WakefieldHilda Vlieland1895YarmouthNorfolk

We already received information that she married !
Hilda married Donald Mace, 2nd qtr 1916 in Great Yarmouth
We find from this marriage two children
Donald C Mace born September 1921Yarmouth  who died March 1922 .Yarmouth.
Donald Mace born September 1929 Yarmouth and who died 4 december 1933 at the age of 4 .

1901 census: Mary A. Wakefield, age 39 yrs. b. Q=Winterton, Norfolk. Married Lily, daughter age 19 yrs. Silk weaver, b. Gt.Yarmouth Joey (Joseph??), son age 16 yrs. Fisherman, b. Gt.Yarmouth Celia, daughter age 10 yrs. b. Gt.Yarmouth James, son age 8 yrs. b. Gt.Yarmouth Hilda, daughter age 6 yrs. b.
Gt.Yarmouth all living 4. 128 Row

This person was registered in Yarmouth June 1895 4b 7, her birth certificate will give her parents and the mother's maiden name
In 1901 she was living with her mother in Gt Yarmouth
Mary Ann aged 39 b Winterton
Lily aged 19, silk weaver b Gy Yarmouth
 Joey aged 16 fisherman b ditto
Celia aged 10 b ditto James aged 8 b ditto
 HILDA aged 6
In 1891 Mary Anne was in Gt Yarmouth with LOUISA? aged 8 , later recorded as Lily Joseph aged 6 and Celina aged 6 months - the absence of a father may indicate he was a fisherman
In 1911 as you know Hilda and her family were living with a fisherman , Edward Bishop.
Mary Ann says she had been married for 30 years and had 6 living children
There is a marriage in Yarmouth in Sept 1881 for a James Wakefield to Mary Ann Green. 4b 26.

This couple can't be found together on any census so I suggest you get Hilda's birth certificate to confirm her parents
Hilda married Donald Mace in 1916 in Yarmouth -
Mary Ann Green was living in Yarmouth in 1881, the daughter of William, a fisherman net maker b Winterton and Sarah, a silk factory hand also b Winterton.
Thanks Pat !
So we  know a lot allready but why is there Vlieland in her name.?????