Sunday, 31 July 2016

The gold and turquoise cross

The last picture of the family heirlooms is this pendant.
The turquoise cross is set in gold and could be as early as 1820 although at this date it would have been on a ribbon not a gold chain ,which will have been added at a later date.

It is not easy to find something on the internet about this cross.


What did we find .
From the goldstamps  there is perhaps more to tell.
The stone could be turquoise or lapis lazuli.
It is hard to tell where and what time it is from.
Regarding the brooch it could be from a `the grand tour `as well .
At 1870 you see " look a like crosses " inlaid with pearls or coral.
It could well be 1820 where again "look a like " crosses are found in Belgium and the south of the Netherlands.

But please tell us if you know more and help us solve this puzzle as well .

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Georgina Myrle Stevens

Georgina Myrle Stevens
F, b. 19 September 1925, d. 9 March 1956

Father 

Allan Randolph Stevens b. 17 Nov 1880, d. 30 Apr 1972 

Mother 

Viviana "Georginia" "Vyne" S. Shantz b. 19 Apr 1882, d. Nov 1925 
Kenneth George Atkinson
M, b. 20 February 1931, d. 29 October 2000


Kenneth George Atkinson was born on 20 February 1931. He died on 29 October 2000 at age 69.


Georgina Myrle Stevens was born on 19 September 1925. She died on 9 March 1956 at Manchester, Durham, ON, CA, at age 30. She was buried circa 12 March 1956 at Brooklin, Durham, ON, CA.

Ruby Doris Stevens


Ruby Doris Stevens
F, b. 25 June 1919, d. 5 March 2004
Father
Allan Randolph Stevens b. 17 Nov 1880, d. 30 Apr 1972


Mother

Viviana "Georginia" "Vyne" S. Shantz b. 19 Apr 1882, d. Nov 1925



Ruby Doris Stevens was born on 25 June 1919 at Foremost, AB, CA. 

As of 13 July 1938,her married name was Lester. 
As of 5 August 1977,her married name was Gordon. 
She died on 5 March 2004 at Medicine Hat, AB, CA, at age 84. 
She was buried circa 8 March 2004 at Medicine Hat, AB, CA.

Family

William Lester b. 21 Mar 1904, d. 20 Dec 1953
William Lester

M, b. 21 March 1904, d. 20 December 1953






Father

Thomas Lester


Mother

Mary Catherine Whitfield



William Lester was born on 21 March 1904 at UK. He died on 20 December 1953 at Foremost, AB, CA, at age 49.


Family




Ruby Doris Stevens b. 25 Jun 1919, d. 5 Mar 2004



Birth: Jun., 1919


Alberta, Canada


Death: Mar. 5, 2004


Alberta, Canada









Family links:


Parents:


Allan Randolph Stevens (1880 - 1972)






Sibling:


Ruby Doris Stevens Gordon (1919 - 2004)


Claude Pearman Stevens (1921 - 2005)*






*Calculated relationship

Friday, 29 July 2016

Ellen Mary Stevens

She is the daughter of Thomas Pearman Stevens and Ellen Pidsley.

She is born in 1883 .


First name(s) Ellen Mary
Last name Stevens
Birth year 1883
Birth date 24 Apr 1883
Baptism year 1883
Baptism date 28 May 1883
Denomination Anglican
Baptism place Exeter, St Thomas
Father's first name(s) Thomas Pearman
Mother's first name(s) Ellen
County Devon
Archive South West Heritage Trust
Archive reference 4781A/PR/1/8
Record set Devon Baptisms
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Births & baptisms


She could be send to Canada for her health .
But so far we did not find a trace.


Name: Ellen Stevens
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1961
Registration District: Gosport
County: Hampshire
Event Place: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Age (available after 1866): 78
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
Volume: 6B
Page: 367
Line Number: 100




She is the daughter of Thomas Pearman Stevens and Ellen Pidsley.
Name: Ellen Mary Stevens
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
County: Wiltshire
Parish: Corsham
Ecclesiastical Parish: CORSHAM
Sub-District:
Registration District: Chippenham
Residence Note: Pickwick
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1884
Birthplace: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Schedule Type:
Page:
Page Number: 19
Line Number: 6
Registration Number: RG12
Piece/Folio: 1592/ 104


Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Thomas Pearman Stevens Head M 46 Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire, England
Alice Stevens Wife F 34 Turnham Green, Middlesex, England
Violet Maud Stevens Daughter F 12 Heavitree, Devonshire, England
Allan Randolph Stevens Son M 10 Heavitree, Devonshire, England
Ellen Mary Stevens Daughter F 7 Exeter, Devonshire, England
Tom Pearman Stevens Son M 3 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Paul Pearman Stevens Son M 2 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Alice Kate Jones Boarder F 26 Ealing, Middlesex, England
Emily Turner Servant F 23 Bitton, Gloucestershire, England
Lucy Ann Collier Servant F 21 Heddington, Wiltshire, England
Florence Ada Burgg Servant F 23 Warleigh, Essex, England


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thelma Gertrude Kingsbury



Birth: Oct. 14, 1923 Lethbridge Alberta, Canada

Death: Jan. 21, 2010 Lethbridge Alberta, Canada



Thelma Gertrude Kingsbury was born 14 Oct 1923 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Nathaniel Ira Kingsbury and Edith Belle Greenup.

She married Claude Pearman Stevens 21 Jun 1942 in Canada. Claude passed away 2 Nov 2005 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Surviving children are Evelyn Joyce (Bob) Sera, Marlene Stevens, and Donald Wayne (Sue Graf) Stevens, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, as well as sister Nellie Bair and Doris Adam, all Canadian residents.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband. Thelma was 86 yrs. of age when she died.

Family links:

Parents:

Nathaniel Ira Kingsbury (1885 - 1962)

Edith Belle Greenup Kingsbury (1895 - 1953)




Spouse:

Claude Pearman Stevens (1921 - 2005)




Siblings:

Myrtle Estelle Kingsbury (1917 - 1925)*

Nellie Leona Kingsbury Bair (1918 - 2012)*

Doris Rose Kingsbury Adam (1920 - 2014)*

Thelma Gertrude Kingsbury Stevens (1923 - 2010)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Richard Hayward Pidsley

Richard Hayward Pidsley farmer and auctioneer.Son of John Pidsley Yeoman.


 1823

Father of Ellen Pidsley.


Marriage
20 Jan 1848 • Broadclyst, Devon, England
Their fathers: John Pidsley and Abraham Gould, Yeomen (both parties signed)


Grantham Journal 22 August 1874

Name: Richard Hayward Pidsley
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1874
Registration District: Exeter
County: Devon
Event Place: Exeter, Devon, England
Age (available after 1866): 50
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1824
Volume: 5B
Page: 59
Line Number: 325




little moor farm


Bankrupts 



THE LONDON GAZETTE, DECEMBER 23, 1879


Richard Hayward Pidsley, of Moor Farm, Sowton, Devon, farmer and auctioneer.On Saturday a much respected auctioneer at Exeter, named Richard Hayward Pidsley, was engaged in cleaning his gun, a double-barrelled breechloader, when by some means it went off


Emmeline Haydon was born in 1847.
She married Richard Hayward Pidsley in March 1874 and their son Richard Hayward Pidsley was born in June 1874.
After the death of her husband in March 1877  she had a lodging house .




census 1841




PIDSLEY  John Male 40 years Ag Lab Devon


PIDSLEY Mary Female 40 years

PIDSLEY Mary Ann Female 10 Devon
PIDSLEY Richard Male 5 Devon
PIdsley Harriet Female 5 Devon
Pidsley Peter Male 5 Devon

Are they Triplets ???

2nd Lieutenant Hayward Gould Pidsley of "A" Coy, the 2nd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade. Son of Hayward Gould and Kate Pidsley (née Cockeram) and member of a well-known Exeter family of brewers. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 21 May 1915 aged 20. Commemorated on the Harbertonford War Memorial.

Richard Hayward Pidsley

Richard Hayward Pidsley farmer and auctioneer.Son of John Pidsley Yeoman.
Father of Ellen Pidsley.


Marriage
20 Jan 1848 • Broadclyst, Devon, England
Their fathers: John Pidsley and Abraham Gould, Yeomen (both parties signed)



Exeter and Plymouth Gazette 18 March 1864
Name: Richard Hayward Pidsley
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1874
Registration District: Exeter
County: Devon
Event Place: Exeter, Devon, England
Age (available after 1866): 50
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1824
Volume: 5B
Page: 59
Line Number: 325




little moor farm


Bankrupts 



THE LONDON GAZETTE, DECEMBER 23, 1879


Richard Hayward Pidsley, of Moor Farm, Sowton, Devon, farmer and auctioneer.On Saturday a much respected auctioneer at Exeter, named Richard Hayward Pidsley, was engaged in cleaning his gun, a double-barrelled breechloader, when by some means it went off


Emmeline Haydon was born in 1847.
She married Richard Hayward Pidsley in March 1874 and their son Richard Hayward Pidsley was born in June 1874.
After the death of her husband in March 1877  she had a lodging house .



census 1841






PIDSLEY  John Male 40 years Ag Lab Devon


PIDSLEY Mary Female 40 years

PIDSLEY Mary Ann Female 10 Devon
PIDSLEY Richard Male 5 Devon
PIdsley Harriet Female 5 Devon
Pidsley Peter Male 5 Devon

Are they Triplets ???

2nd Lieutenant Hayward Gould Pidsley of "A" Coy, the 2nd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade. Son of Hayward Gould and Kate Pidsley (née Cockeram) and member of a well-known Exeter family of brewers. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 21 May 1915 aged 20. Commemorated on the Harbertonford War Memorial.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Claude Pearman Stevens



Claude Pearman Stevens was the grandson of Thomas Pearman Stevens and Ellen Pidsley.
Claude was born on the 1st of June 1921in foremost Alberta Canada.
As son of Alan Randolph Stevens and Viviana "Georginia" "Vyne" S. Shantz b. 19 Apr 1882, d. Nov 1925
Birth: Jun. 1, 1921
Death: Nov. 2, 2005

Claude Pearman Stevens was born 1 Jun 1921 in Foremost, Alberta, Canada to Alan & Vyne Stevens. 

completed his schooling in Foremost and took an Aeronautics Course in Vancouver, British, Columbia. Claude went to Winnipeg, Manitoba to work repairing aircraft used for pilot training in WW II.
He returned to the farm the following year where he resided until his death. Claude died 7 Nov 2005 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
He married Thelma Gertrude Kingsbury on 21 Jun 1943. 
Claude was a respected farmer and took an active role as a delegate for the United Farmers of Alberta for many years. 
He was a Member of the Natural Gas Co-op and
life member of the Elks Club and supported many activities in the Foremost area. Claude was known for his written reflection of the past, published in a variety of magazines and newspapers. In later years Claude developed a passion for restoring antique furniture.

Besides his love wife, Thelma, Claude is survived by his daughters Evelyn (Bob) Sera of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Marlene Stevens of Calgary; son Donald Stevens of Calgary; grandchildren Tony (Mel) Sera, Steve Sera, Stacey (Nathan) Bauman, Greg (Tara) Stevens, Aaron Meroniuk, Jamie (Nicole) Meroniuk; three great grandchildren; and nieces, Mary Atkinson, Phyllis (Conway) Cameron, Eleanor Lester, and Melody (Roger) Moase.

Claude was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Ruby Gordon and Myrle Wilson.

He was laid to rest in the Foremost Cemetery in Foremost, Alberta.


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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Ellen Pidsley

Ellen Pidsley was born in 1850 St Thomas Devon as daughter of  Richard Hayward Pidsley and AnneGould.
Births q1 1850  Pidsley Ellen  St Thomas  10 262

baptism 1 Apr 1850 Sowton, Devon, England
1851 census:  age 1 with grandparents Abraham Gould  63 farmer of 270 acres employing 11 labourers and Sarah 51, mother Ann 27 her brother George 27  and 7 servants
1861 census: Little Moor Farm Sowton Devon age 11 with parents Richard H 37 farmer of 120 acres and Anne 38 with siblings Sarah 9, Hayward 8 and Thomas 2 and 5 servants, 2 labourers and 2 boys
1871 census: 7 York Buildings St Sidwell Devon with father Richard 47 widowed auctioneer b Pinhoe, siblings Hayward 18 Thomas J 12 and grandmother Sarah Gould widow & 2 servants
Marriages Sep 1874 Stevens Thomas Pearman = Pidsley Ellen Newton A. 5b 243

marriage 8 Aug 1874 East Teignmouth, Devon
children.All born in the St.Thomas area.
Mable Marion Stevens born 1875 died 1895.
Redgenald Gould Stevens born 1877 died 1900.
Violet Maud Stevens born December 1878 died September1895.
Allan Randolph Stevens born December 1880.
Ellen Mary Stevens born 1883 died 1961
The last two were sent to Alberta Canada for their health.
After the death of Ellen Pidsley Thomas Pearman Stevens married Alice Vlieland on the 9th March 1887 at Hitching
1881 census: 12, Salutary Mount, Heavitree Devonshire with spouse 3 children and 2 servants
02/05/1883 Exeter Flying Post; Deaths: Steven May 1st at Well Park St Thomas, Ellen, the beloved wife of T. P. Stevens, aged 33






thanks to Ray for all this information


little moor farm


Bankrupts 
Richard Hayward Pidsley, of Moor Farm, Sowton, Devon, farmer and auctioneer.On Saturday a much respected auctioneer at Exeter, named Richard Hayward Pidsley, was engaged in cleaning his gun, a double-barrelled breechloader, when by some means it went off,

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Allan Randolph Stevens

Allan Randolph Stevens was the son of Thomas Pearman Stevens from his first marriage to Ellen Pidsley.
Thomas and Ellen had 5 children but three died at a young age.
Allan and his sister Ellen Mary Stevens were sent to Canada for their health.
He lived in Medicine Hat Alberta Canada .
Birth: Nov. 17, 1880, England
Death: Apr. 30, 1972 Alberta, Canada


He married


Allan Randolph Stevens was born on 17 November 1880. He died on 30 April 1972 at Foremost, AB, CA, at age 91.

Family Viviana "Georginia" "Vyne" S. Shantz b. 19 Apr 1882, d. Nov 1925
Children

Ruby Doris Stevens+ b. 25 Jun 1919, d. 5 Mar 2004
Georgina Myrle Stevens+ b. 19 Sep 1925, d. 9 Mar 1956


Father Thomas Pearman Stevens b. 1845, d. 1 Apr 1907
Mother Ellen Pidsley b. 1850, d. 1888

Allan Randolph Stevens was born on 17 November 1880. England
He died on 30 April 1972 at Foremost, AB, CA, at age 91.
Family Viviana "Georginia" "Vyne" S. Shantz b. 19 Apr 1882, d. Nov 1925
Children
Ruby Doris Stevens+ b. 25 Jun 1919, d. 5 Mar 2004
Georgina Myrle Stevens+ b. 19 Sep 1925, d. 9 Mar 1956

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca shows: Western Land Grants (1870-1930) land at Milk River Alberta - Legal Land Description
NE Section 32 Township 5 Range 11 Meridian W4 West of 4th Meridian (and North of Pakowski Lake) granted to: Allan Randolph Stevens (Volume: 782 Folio:425 Microfilm:: C-6563)
Residence 1910 • Webber, Alberta, Canada

Name : Allan Randolph Stevens
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
County: Wiltshire
Parish: Corsham
Ecclesiastical Parish: CORSHAM
Sub-District:
Registration District: Chippenham
Residence Note: Pickwick
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1881
Birthplace: Heavitree, Devonshire, England
Schedule Type:
Page:
Page Number: 19
Line Number: 5
Registration Number: RG12
Piece/Folio: 1592/ 104

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Thomas Pearman Stevens Head M 46 Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire, England
Alice Stevens Wife F 34 Turnham Green, Middlesex, England
Violet Maud Stevens Daughter F 12 Heavitree, Devonshire, England
Allan Randolph Stevens Son M 10 Heavitree, Devonshire, England
Ellen Mary Stevens Daughter F 7 Exeter, Devonshire, England
Tom Pearman Stevens Son M 3 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Paul Pearman Stevens Son M 2 Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Alice Kate Jones Boarder F 26 Ealing, Middlesex, England
Emily Turner Servant F 23 Bitton, Gloucestershire, England
Lucy Ann Collier Servant F 21 Heddington, Wiltshire, England
Florence Ada Burgg Servant F 23 Warleigh, Essex, England

Name: Allan Stevens
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Event Place: Medicine Hat Sub-Districts 1-11, Alberta, Canada
District: Medicine Hat
Gender: Male
Age (Estimated): 31
Marital Status: Single
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Date: Nov 1880
Birthplace: England
Household ID: 313
Line Number: 8
GS Film Number: 002417653
Digital Folder Number: 007526710
Image Number: 01028





The Well Park Brewery.

The Well Park Brewery in Willey’s Avenue Exeter


The Well-Park Brewery (as it was originally called) in which Thomas Pearman Stevens was a partner, built its state-of-the-art premises in Willey’s Avenue, St Thomas, in 1870, a street that connects the brewery to the Willey Foundry and the Willey family, who we know have close links with Charles James Vlieland and his children – Frances Maud Vlieland’s wedding dress in 1906 was the gift of Mrs Henry Willey. Some of their beer bottles were sold at Mallams’ salesrooms in a country house auction in Cheltenham in December 2011 and one, a very rare half-pint double stout bottle, was sold on eBay in 2012. The stout made by Ross and Pidsley’s (as the company was known after Thomas Pearman Stevens sold his interest in 1887), a dark, strong beer made with roasted malt or barley, and also its double stout, was ‘recommended for the use of invalids’ in building up their strength after illness, and the pure water from deep well under the site was said to contribute to the quality of their product (it is interesting that Pearman Stevens was later particularly concerned about the quality of the water at the Pickwick brewery in Corsham).
There was a brewery on the St Thomas’ site in the 1800s and it undoubtedly served the Alphington cattle and horse fair in June and September, when some 23 ‘bush’ (what we would now call ‘pop-up’) ale houses were set up, with a hawthorn bush hanging by the door to signify that the beer or cider was ready to drink. There is a painted sign, ‘The Noted Well Park Brewery Ales’, on the side of what was the Criterion Inn/Michael’s Restaurant in Exmouth, but there was also a Glasgow Well Park Brewery (now Tennents) and it is not absolutely clear that it is the Exeter brewery that is referred to here. The New Inn in Dawlish was one of Ross & Pidsley’s tied pubs (selling only their beer).
The Well Park brewery became part of Devenish’s after 1925 and the handsome brick complex – what Stuart Callon calls a ‘tremendous building’ – is now 14 modern flats. Websites such as the Dorset Antique Bottle Collectors’ Club  (www.dorsetantiquebottleclub.com), Devon Bottles  (www.devonbottles.co.uk/blog/?p=1640), Mallams (www.the saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/mallams-ltd-cheltenham/catalogue-id-2849461/lot-12839689), and the Yacht Beverage Co. Exeter have examples of the brewery’s bottles.
Thanks go to the above websites, to Stuart Callon and to David Cornforth of Exeter Memories for some of the information in this post and Barbara.


Friday, 22 July 2016

Henry Crofts Sercombe

Henry Crofts Sercombe, an Exeter banking survivor



Thanks to Barbara we have  more information .Henry Crofts Sercombe, whose death was reported on 30 November 1908 at the age of 64, leaving his widowed second wife and two sons aged 10 and 9, was from a family with an unusual name and geographical origin: Daniel Morgan (a Sercombe descendant) has found that in 1881 there were only about 500 Sercombes out of a British population of some 30 million and 70 per cent of them lived or were born in Devon. In 1851 most of these were in Exeter, where Henry was born in 1844, his father John being at that stage a grocer and tea dealer in Paris Street, but becoming by stages a shopkeeper (1850), assistant grocer (1851) and accountant (1871), a rise in fortunes mirroring that of his son. Henry progressed from scholar (1851) to banker’s clerk (1861, 1871 and 1881), bank cashier (1890) and finally chief clerk of Sanders, Snow & Co. (the Exeter Bank). 

We do not yet know if he was the Vlielands’ banker, but Charles James Vlieland was his doctor and clearly friend, and his obituaries in the Western Times show a loved and highly respected ‘Exonian’.

Sanders, Snow & Co. was a private bank in Bank House in Cathedral Yard, established on 9 July 1769 as Duntze & Co., the first bank in Exeter, issuing their own notes after 1791. John Duntze, one of the founding partners, was originally from Bremen, MP for Tiverton and a leading woollen merchant, a Unitarian who was buried in the Exeter Dissenters’ graveyard and who lived first in the Merchants House and later in Rockbeare House, which William Hoskins said was ‘straight out of Jane Austen’. The second founding partner was William Mackworth Praed, a London banker who designed and built the bank building and the Assembly Rooms (now the Royal Clarence Hotel) next door. The third founding partner was Joseph Sanders, a Quaker, whose family were partners until 1901, and the fourth Daniel Hamilton. The bank became Sanders & Hamilton on Duntze’s death in 1789 and then Sanders & Co. until 1901. Despite two cases of forgery of its notes – in 1818, when Samuel Holmyard was hanged at the Magdalen Road gallows for printing and 1829 when William Notley was hanged for passing them – the bank prospered during Sercombe’s almost 50-year employment, and opened new branches in the 1890s.

Sercombe then survived a major upheaval in the Exeter bank community. In February 1901 the city’s last two private banks, the Exeter Bank and Milford, Snow & Co. (the City Bank in Broadgate) merged to form Sanders, Snow & Co. In 1902, that bank was acquired by Prescott, Dimsdale, Cave, Tugwell & Co. (after 1903, Prescott’s Bank) and in 1905 moved premises to the old City Bank Buildings: Sercombe’s address was at Broadgate at this time, so he must have been chief clerk of the merged bank after 1901. When the final amalgamation took place later in 1903, with the wealthy City of London Union of London & Smith’s Bank, Sercombe was commended as being the person they wished to lead the new bank.

Thanks are due to Daniel Morgan, the genealogist of the Sercombe family, to William Hoskins, A New Survey of England: Devon (Collins, 1954), and to David Cornforth of Exeter Memories for some of the information in this post


articles on Henry Sercombe Crofts 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Charles Atherton Allnatt of Wallingford






Will of Charles Atherton Allnatt, Banker of Wallingford , Berkshire
Date: 22 February 1851
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
He married Martha Blake 
and they had 8 children .

Charles Blake Allnatt (1792-1862)
John Joseph Allnatt (1794-1858)
Sarah Allnatt (1796-1798)
Mary Hopkins Allnatt (1800-1801)
Martha Allnatt (1800-)
Richard Hopkins Allnatt (1803-1890)
Frances Widdows Allnatt (1807-1824)
William Allnatt (1810-1879)


His youngest son William Atherton Allnatt married Ellen Sarah Pearman .

William, youngest son of Charles Atherton Allnatt, esq. of Wallingford, to Ellen-Sarah, eldest dau. of James Pearman.


His family tree is found on the internet  as the writer Henry Salt is a member of this family.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

sampler

The samplers were often worked by young girls while learning needle skills. These ones are worked in wool.
They were made by Alice Vlieland 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

thimble case



The thimble case only had a brass thimble in it by the time it came to me but I think it dates from about 1850 so might have been Alice Vlieland's or  her mothers.

It looks very much like this one


English circa 1850 octagon shaped mother-of-pearl thimble holder constructed from a wooden base with slabs of mother-of-pearl applied and two front pieces of abalone. Push button closure and lined within with original blue velvet, inside edges lined with bone. (Thimble not included) Height is 1 3/8” x 1 1/8” wide

WIDTH: 1 in | HEIGHT: 1 in
ORIGIN GREAT BRITAIN
CATEGORY COLLECTIBLES
CIRCA 1850
PERIOD 19TH CENTURY
STYLE VICTORIAN
CONDITIONVERY GOOD

Monday, 18 July 2016

James Pearman

James Pearman is the father of Mary Kate Pearman .
She married William Samuel Stevens  and  she was the mother of Thomas Pearman Stevens 






The following extract is taken from an 1852 Directory of Oxfordshire

This parish lies on the banks of the Thames, which divides it from Berkshire, and comprises 4,670 acres. Its rateable value is £7,509; and the amount of assessed property is £3,802. The number of its inhabitants in 1831, was 933; and in 1841, 971 souls. The principal proprietors are Henry Philip Powys Esq., Samuel W Gardner Esq., James Morrison Esq., Adam Duff Esq., and James Pearman Esq. The land is chiefly arable. This parish is intersected by the Great Western railway, on which line there is a station about one mile distant from the village.






Ladygrove Farm near Goring Heath
This farm's house lies to the south of the minor road and overlooks the valley, towards Querns. There are a number of farms in this square, being a mixture of at least three different types of farming (sheep, crops and poultry).


The eldest daughter of James Pearman  Ellen-Sarah Pearman married William Atherton Allnatt of Wallingford.son of Charles Atherton Allnatt