Sunday, 16 March 2014

George Packham

He was born 2 Sep 1844 Norwich, Norfolk, England he died 23 April 1885 Exmouth
Father  William Packham born 1814 Cranbrook Kent England died 28-08-1888 Exeter.
Mother Betty Benzie born 23 Oct 1814 All Saints, Maidstone, Kent, England she died 5 Mar 1881
(Her father John Benzie and her mother Frances Parks)

Brothers and sisters  of George Packham 

William John Packham chr 29 sep 1834 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 18 Jun 1835
George Edwin Packham chr 20 Dec 1835 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 10 Apr 1837 Norwich
William Packham born 28 Mar 1838 Norwich died 26 Oct 1903 Sydenham married Julia

John Benzie  Packham  29 May 1848 Norwich died 28 mar 1858 Exeter
James Packham  10 Dec 1849 Maidstone Kent  died 4 Mar 1877 Exeter

He married Elizabeth Chapelier Priaulx

their children

Daughter Bisie P Packham Heavitree, Devon, England

Daughter Mabel Packham Heavitree, Devon, England dec 1870

Daughter Bessie Amelia Packham Exeter, Devon, England dec 1872

Son George Packham Exeter, Devon, England sept 1865

Son Henry Packham Exeter, Devon, England march 1880

he was an architect as well .

He restored the church of St Thomas in Canterbury.

Also the church of St David 
Parish Church. Medieval origins, completely rebuilt by Packham and Croote 1872-5. Chancel corner stone dated 1872 and tower buttress foundation stone inscribed Samuel Rosegood, Rector; George Packham, Architect; and James Parish, Builder.

Packham, Croote and Stuart, 93 Paris Street, Exeter [Non Nobis Solum] 3004A/PW 99/24 n.dThe memorial stones of a new Baptist chapel at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, were laid on Wednesday week. The architects for the new building are MessBS. Packham and Croote, Paris-street, Exeter, and the builder Mr. Edward Carnell, Ottery.
A new Baptist chapel was opened at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, on Thursday week. It adjoins a former chapel, which will henceforth be utilised as a schoolroom. It is built of brick, with B^er stone dressings, and measures 50ft. by 30ft. The seats are of pitch pine varnished, and accommodate, in- cluding provision for choir ami children in gallery, 350 persons. The architects are Messrs. Packham and Croote, of Exeter, and the builder is Mr. E. Carnell, of Ottery. The cost is said to have been only .£500.
On Monday the memorial stone was laid, at Exeter, of a block of artisans' dwellings, to be erected by a local benefit building and freehold land society. The block is an attempt to erect substantial and convenient bouses, fitted for the working classes, which could be let at a rent within the meaus of those for whom they were intended, and yet at the same time give a return of 5 per cent, on the capital invested. The property abuta on Rack.street, on the west quarter, and in front on the Broad Stones. It is intended to erect eleven dwellings, each containing five rooms, and though the buildings will necessarily be plain and unorna- mental, they will provide what is required for health and comfort. The dwellings will be formed of three  separate blocks — one of five and another of four — rnuning parallel with each other, and two at the higher end of the site. The entrance will be from Rack.street. The architects are Messrs. Packham and Croote, and the cost of each house ia ronghly estimated at about i;i70. Messrs. Braily and Son are the builders.

His associates were
Name: Alexander Stuart
Designation: Architect
Born: 1855 or 1856
Died: 1891
Bio Notes: Alexander Stuart was born in Edinburgh in 1855 or 1856 and articled in Glasgow. He practised in Exeter in partnership with George Packham and William S Croote. He died of typhoid in 1891.

Name: Roderick John Mules
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872 or 1873
Bio Notes: Roderick John Mules was born in 1872 or 1873 and articled to Packham, Croote & Stuart of Exeter c.1888. On completing his apprenticeship he moved to Mansfield, Nottinghamshire as assistant to Louis Alfred Westwick. He was appointed an assistant in the Admiralty Works Department at Rosyth in 1898 and was still there in 1914. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Westwick, Edgar Augustine Hawkins, Director of the Admiralty Works Department and George Arthur Farrar, also of the Admiralty Works Department at Rosyth.

William S.Croote

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