Friday, 31 January 2014

Exeter and the Vlieland family

There is a nice  page for Exeter memories.
But there is little about the Vlieland family to be found .
Maybe this could be a start.

Charles James Vlieland was mayor of Exeter and he reopened the Rougemont gardens in 1912 .

His wife was Alice Edith Vlieland née Millen.
She opened a child welfare center in Exeter in 1920 and received a CBE for that.
Now it is known as the Alice Vlieland Clinic .

They had 4 children .

Francis Maude Vlieland born Sept 1884 ST.Thomas Devon who married Reginald Peel in June 1906 ST.Thomas Devon.
She died in India and her children came to live with their grandparents .
Dorothy Vlieland born March 1886 ST.Thomas and who died June 1917 Exeter.
Her name is on the roll of honour in the cathedral.
Phoebe Mary Vlieland Christening: 05 FEB 1888 Ospringe, Kent, England who married Dudley Eugene Batty in June 1912.
Charles Archibald Vlieland was educated at Exeter School and Balliol College, Oxford; held various appointments in the Malayan Civil Service,
The pictures in the newspaper show not only a lot of prominent citizens but also his grandson and granddaughter .

The Willey family were close friends of the Vlielands and H.A.Willey was a Mayor of Exeter as well

He named his son Arthur Vlieland Willey .
Unfortunately Arthur  died at an early age.

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