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1539. Rowland Crewe ALSTON J.P. M.A. [4061] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Feb 1852 in Odell BDF, was baptised on 28 Mar 1852 in Odell BDF, died on 12 Jan 1933 in Odell BDF aged 80, and was buried on 16 Jan 1933 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Rowland was J.P. Lord of the Manor and Patron of the living of Odell.
Educated at Brighton and Peterhouse College Cambridge, B.A.
1876. Lived at Harrold Hall, Bedfordshire.

Rowland Crewe. Alston. College:PETERHOUSE Entered: Michs. 1872
Born: 14 Feb 1852 Died: 12 Jan 1933 Adm. pens. at PETERHOUSE, Oct. 1, 1872. S. and h. of Crewe (1848), Esq., of Odell, Beds. B. Feb. 14, 1852. Matric. Michs. 1872; B.A. 1876. School, Brighton College. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Nov. 23, 1877. Of Odell Castle, Beds. J.P. Lord of the manor. Patron of the living and owner of almost the whole village with which he and his ancestors had been associated for over 300 years. Twice married and had issue. Died Jan. 12, 1933, aged 81. Buried at Odell. Brother of Vere S. (1872). (T. A. Walker, 541; The Times, Jan. 13, 1933; Burke, L.G.)
Cambridge University Alumni

55 ALSTON, Rowland Crewe (1852-1933) [Who Was Who May 2003]
Categories: Biography Summary: Details: ALSTON, Rowland Crewe, JP; eldest son of late Crewe Alston, and 1st wife, Mary, eldest daughter of late Rev. Hugh Speke, Dowlish Wake, Somerset; born 1852; married 1882, Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of late Richard Alison Johnson, JP, Woolton House, Lancaster; one son three daughters. Education: Brighton; St Peter's College, Cambridge (BA 1877). Work: Lord of the Manor of Odell; Patron of one living. Heir: son Rowland [late Coldstream Guards; born 1888; married 1910, Dorothy, eldest daughter of late C. G. Pym]. Address: Odell Castle, near Bedford. Clubs: Arthur's Wellington. Died: 12 January 1933
Ref: Know UK CD - Colin Fenn

Bedfordshire
Magistrates for the County 1890
Rowland Crewe Alston Harrold Hall Bedford
Kellys Directory Bedfordshire 1890.

Divorce Court File: 16503. Appellant: Mary Elizabeth Alston. Respondent: Rowland Crewe Alston. Type: Wife's petition [wx]. Covering dates 1894
The National Archives, Kew

DIVORCE CASE, ALSTON v. ALSTON, MARTEN AND GOODWYN.
This case came before the President of the Probate and Divorce Division on Thursday, it being the petition of the husband, Mr. Roland Crewe Alston, for the dissolution of his marriage with the respondent, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Alston, on the ground of her alleged adultery with the two co-respondents Major Marten and Captain Goodwyn.
Mr. Pritchard, who appeared for the petitioner, said that this was a suit for a divorce brought by the husband against his wife. The misconduct alleged was with the co-respondents Major Marton and Capt. Goodwin. The case was originally in the special Jury list, but an application had been made to discharge that order.
The petitioner married the respondent, who was then a Miss Johnson, on Aug. 17th 1882. He was entitled to some property in Bedfordshire, while the respondent was a lady of fortune, being in receipt of nearly L8,000 a year, and there were three children of the marriage. They lived at Harrold Hall, Bedfordshire. Owing to the respondent's extravagant habits in 1890 it was arranged that they should go to India to travel with a view of retrenching expenses.
The respondent, it appeared began to prefer the society of other gentlemen to that of her husband. He spoke to her about it, and there was a violent scene. Subsequently they went to Cairo and stayed at the Continental Hotel, where Mrs. Alston made the acquaintance of Major Marten, who was connected with the police there, and afterwards Captain Goodwyn. Marten was staying at the same hotel, and while the husband was away on shooting trips it was alleged he misconducted himself with Mrs Alston. It appeared that Mrs. Alston afterward sent Captain Marton a scarf-pin, and he thereupon wrote her a long letter in endearing terms, which letter was afterwards found among Mrs. Alston's bed linen at an hotel. This letter was of such a character that it could not be read in open court, but his Lordship would see that it pointed clearly to adultery having been committed at Cairo.
In 1893 they left Egypt, but by different routes, he coming part of the way on a bicycle. When he came home he found Major Marton at Harrold Hall, and after remonstrating with her, the co-respondent left the Hall. Subsequently the petitioner went to Holland and during the time he was away Capt. Goodwyn stayed at Harrold Hall, no other gentleman being there except Mr. Alston's father.
On one occasion the nurse heard the footsteps of a man late at night going from the bedroom where the captain was sleeping in the direction of Mrs. Alston's bedroom and the same footsteps were heard returning from the lady's room to the bedroom about 5 o'clock in next morning.
Later on, the respondent stayed at the Pump Room Hotel, Bath and Captain Goodwyn stayed there at the same time, she passing as his sister. On the husband's return in July 1893, there was a violent scene between Mr. and Mrs. Alston which ended in her leaving her husband. There was a family consultation and Mr. Alston went abroad. On his return in March 1894 his wife absolutely refused to see him; after that there were negotiations for a deed of separation but they did not come to terms.
In July 1894 the respondent filed a petition of judicial separation against her husband on the grounds of his alleged cruelty, which charge the petitioner denied. The petitioner having given evidence bearing out the learned counsel's opening statement, Mr. Charles Coles, Chief of Police in Cairo, proved the handwriting of a compromising letter addressed to Mrs. Alston, which was found at the Grand Hotel to be that of Major Marton. Albert Witton, formerly valet at the Grand Hotel, who found the letter, also gave evidence as to seeing Mrs. Alston on the afternoon of June 18 1893, go into Capt. Goodwyn's room and remain there for some time.
The manager of a firm of Bond Street Jewelers stated that in May 1893, Mrs. Alston ordered a moonstone scarf-pin from his firm and that the parcel was sent to Captain Marton at Cairo. The letter which referred "inter alia" to the pin was then put in. The President. - Must I read all this; there are 26 closely-written pages? (Laughter) Mr. Prichard called his Lordship's attention to certain marked passages in a "copy". Mr. Spearman, however, objected to the letter going in, on the ground that it was not evidence against either Mrs. Alston of Captain Marton. The President said this same question had been raised before him in the "Burke" case, and he had decided that under similar circumstances such a letter was admissible.
Here the lady after receiving this letter had received the writer as her guest. A nurse in Mr. Alston's service having spoken as to Captain Goodwyn's conduct when he was visiting Mrs. Alston at Harrold Hall. The President said he had no doubts as to either case. The letter clearly showed that the writer had previously misconducted himself with the lady, and she had afterwards received him at her house.
There would be a decree 'nisi', with costs against both co-respondents and an order for the custody of the children. On application of Mr. Pritchard, an order for costs was made against the respondent as well.
Bedfordshire Times 10th August 1895
The Times 9 August 1895

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service: Orlebar Archive
F H Orlebar (1869-1951) (nee Bourne)
Diary and account Book of Faith Orlebar, Hinwick House
FILE [no title] - ref. OR 2344/3 - date: January - December 1894
Tim Alston's lesson in Butter Churning 5 September 1894
"I had heard from Miss Wormald, who half promised, but does not quite like doing so, to let her servant speak for Mr Alston in Court of Law" (probably Alston v Alston Divorce Case) 12 September 1894 end of Ruth and Robin's visit 21 September 1894
Ref A2A

Damaging the Wood.
Charles Hoddle, shoehand, of Wollaston, was summoned for damaging underwood to the extent of 6d, the property of Mr R Crewe Alston, at Odell, on September 19. Edward Kennedy said that he saw the defendant breaking the underwood as he gathered the nuts. There were two others beside defendant, but they gave false names and addresses. Fined 1s and the costs 7s 6d. (This type of activity was regularly reported)
Bedfordshire Times and Independent 25 October 1901.

In 1907 Rowland Crewe Alston sold Harrold Hall to Arthur Cecil Tyrrell Beck JP MP [Liberal, Saffron Walden] for L9,000 [X604/28]. Five years later Beck and Florence Mary, his wife, with their mortgagees sold the Hall back to the Alstons - specifically to Alexander Rowland Alston, Leslie Ruthven Pym and Herbert Wykeham Lydall as trustees for Rowland Alison Alston of Turvey Abbey and Dorothy Mildred, his wife for L6,000 [Z528/2]. Interestingly this conveyance notes a restrictive covenant of 1907 against building in Church Field.
In 1927 property in Harrold was valued under the Rating Valuation Act of 1925; every piece of land and building in the country had to be valued to determine the rates to be paid upon it. The valuer visiting Harrold Hall [DV1/R49/71-77] noted that the owner was Captain Alston RA and the occupier E.Arkwright - rent, fixed in 1921, being L200 per annum. He remarked: "Shown around by butler"; "Holme oak right opposite front door and terrace"; "Absolutely plain front".
The hall was built of stone and slate, facing south with a: "Nice stone terrace. Very poor ought to be a good porch". The front hall measured 16 feet by 18 feet, the north facing lounge hall 18 feet by 30 feet ("good"); there was a lavatory [in the sense of a place to wash] and wc. There was a small conservatory measuring 171/2 feet by 8 feet ("unused"), then, through a passage to the south-east, a smoking room measuring 23 feet by 171/2 feet ("unused"). There was also a south drawing room with parquet floor measuring 20 feet by 291/2 feet ("very nice room") and a south dining room 29 feet by 181/2 feet ("very good room"). Through a door lay the servants' quarters comprising a butler's pantry, a safe ("very good"), a service hatch ("from kitchen to corner of Butler's Pantry direct to Dining Room - very good"), a south kitchen measuring 23 feet by 18 feet ("bad), a scullery ("fair"), back stairs, a door to an old cellar and, down a stone passage, a brushing room, knife room, drying room and the back door to the servant's hall ("fair"). There was also a store room, a larder ("good") and, of course, the aforementioned cellar.
Ref: http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/archivesandrecordoffice/communityarchives/harrold/harroldhall.aspx

Castle Blaze
80 Year Old Squire as Firefighter
Fire broke out this morning at Odell Castle, the residence of Mr R C Alston, 12 miles north of Bedford. It is one of the oldest country seats in Bedfordshire.
It has been in the possession of the Alston family for at least 300 years, and contains valuable antique furniture.
In recent years however it has not been occupied, its owner the present head of the family, Mr Rowland Crew Alston, who is 80 years old and a Justice of the Peace having moved into a bungalow in the village of Odell of which he is Squire.
The estate gardener acts as caretaker, and he discovered the outbreak shortly after 10 AM. The villagers at once organised a firefighting party, but they were unable to cope with the fire, and an urgent call was sent for the Bedford Brigade.
When the Brigade arrived the South West wing of the castle which is more of a country mansion than a castle, was well alight, but as a good supply of water was available, the flames were prevented from spreading.
Soon after noon the outbreak was definitely under control, and by 2:30 it was practically out. The South West corner of the Castle was badly damaged.
Among those who helped to fight the fire was Mr Alston himself.
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 24 February 1931.

Death of Owner of Odell Castle.
An Ancient Family.
The head of the well-known Bedfordshire family of Alston, Mr Rowland Crewe Alston, died yesterday (Thursday) at his present residence a bungalow in Little Odell, at the age of 81. For many years he resided at Odell Castle, the historic old mansion at Odell which has been in the Alston family for over 300 years, but he removed to the bungalow on the grounds of health over two years ago, and a few months later a destructive fire caused serious damage to the Castle. Last year the work of restoration was begun and it was stated in the Sharnbrook district that Mr Alston had expressed his intention of going back there to live, but in November the restoration work was discontinued. Mr Alston's death, in spite of his great age, was unexpected, and it may have been due to the prevalent influenza, from which most of the residents of the bungalow, including Mrs R C Alston are suffering.
Mr Alston who sat regularly on the Sharnbrook bench of magistrates up to recently, was one of the best-known men of North Bedfordshire. He was a convinced Conservative in outlook and was regarded by some as living behind his times. He opposed all change, and in recent years had been engaged in a fight with the Bedford Rural District Council over the housing conditions in his village. A Council housing site was acquired by compulsory powers, and Council cottages were recently built and occupied by tenants of some of Odell's old property. For many years he was a familiar figure in the neighbourhood, which he used to range on horseback. One of his regular rides was to Sharnbrook on bench days. This and his holding of the office of Churchwarden of Odell were his only public duties, for he abhorred the democratic developments of his day and the local governing bodies that came in their train. He tilted with the county council some years ago over the question of Yelnoe Lane, which runs through the Odell estate, and his recent opposition to the Rural District Council's ideas was another example of his reaction to 20th century ideas.
The late Mr Alston was the eldest son of Mr Crewe Alston and of his first wife, Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev Hugh Speke, of Dowlish Wake, Somerset. He was educated at Brighton and at St Peter's College Cambridge, where he took his B A degree in 1877. He married in 1882 Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Alison Johnson, of Woolton House, Lancaster, and had one son and three daughters. His heir, Mr Rowland Alston, was born in 1888 and served in the Coldstream Guards. Mrs Rowland Alston was a daughter of the late Mr C Guy Pym, Conservative member for Bedford at the beginning of the century. The two surviving daughters are Mrs Boycott and Mrs Coles. In later life Mr Rowland Crewe Alston married again and he leaves a widow and a young son and daughter.
Mr Alston occupied Odell Castle for just over 20 years. On his first marriage he came to live at Turvey house and later moved to Harrold Hall. In his younger days he travelled abroad and at one time owned a ranch in America. He was a keen follower of the Oakley hunt, and this together with shooting were his favourite pastimes.
At Odell Mr Alston was Lord of the Manor, patron of the living, and owner of practically the whole village, with which he and his ancestors had been associated for well over 300 years. Recently he had appointed a new incumbent to succeed the late Rev J J McNair at the Parish Church, whose walls bear Alston memorial tablets dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. His burial will take place in the ancient family vault in the churchyard, but at the time of writing the date and time had not been fixed.
Bedfordshire Times and Independent 13 January 1933.

OBITUARY
The Times 13 January 1933 pg 14 col B.
Mr R. C. Alston.
Mr Rowland Crewe Alston, JP., of Odell Castle, near Edward, who died yesterday, was lord of the manor, patron of the living, and owner of almost the whole of the village, with which he and his ancestors had been associated for over 300 years. Mr Alston sat regularly on the Sharnbrook Bench of magistrates till recently, though he reached the age of 80 in February, 1932. He opposed all change, and in recent years had been engaged in a contest with the Bedford Rural District Council over the housing conditions in his village. A council housing site was acquired by compulsory powers and council cottages have recently been occupied.
Mr Alston was educated at Brighton and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1877. He married, in 1882, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Alison Johnson, of Woolton House, Lancaster, and had one son and three daughters. In later life Mr Alston married again, and he leaves a widow and two young children. His heir, Rowland Alston, was born in 1888, and served in the Coldstream Guard's. He lives in London and his wife was a daughter of the late Mr C. Guy Pym, Conservative member for Bedford. In 1930 on account of his health Mr Alston moved from the Castle, one of the historic buildings of Bedfordshire, to a bungalow at Little Odell, and in the following year great damage was done to the Castle by fire. Last year restoration work had begun on it, but this was stopped in November. Mr Alston first came to live in the district after his marriage 50 years ago, when he took Turvey House. After that he went to Harrold Hall, and over 20 years ago went into residence at Odell Castle. He was a fine horseman, and up to recent years a regular follower of the Oakley hounds.

His Grave in Odell Churchyard reads "Rowland Crewe Alston born February 14 1852 died January 12 1933"

Local Wills.
Mr Rowland Crewe Alston, JP, of Odell Bedfordshire, left settled land of the value of L21,332.
Bedfordshire Times and Independent to February 1934.

Alston Rowland Crewe of Cox's Close Odell Bedfordshire died 12 January 1933 Probate (save and except settled land) Birmingham 2 April 1935 to Catharine Alston widow and Leonard Gibbard Stileman-Gibbard MA of no occupation. Effects L2752 2s 1d. Former Grant PR January 1934.
National Probate Calendar.

Research Notes:
A2A Ref Bedford RO DV1/R/49 re Alston houses refers to a survey carried out on the 17 Feb 1927 of Odell castle and buildings in occupation R C Alston who advised part of the house was being pulled down, there was no electricity on and the house contained at least 11 brms. The surveyors comments include "dreadful entrance, kitchen tiny poor, bathroom awful, grounds very poor not kept up in anyway, place quite unlettable impossible to value say L.100"

Kellys Handbook of the Upper Ten Thousand 1878 - Crewe Alston. J.P. Beds. Venn House Ughbourough Ivybridge South Devon.

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Agricultural Officer (Land Agent) and Smallholdings/County Farms Estate Archives
Catalogue Ref. AO
Creator(s):
Bedfordshire County Council, Agricultural Officer
Bedfordshire County Council, Land Agent
Agricultural / Legislative matters
Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Acts - ref. AO/A4
Applications for Possession
FILE [no title] - ref. AO/A4/1/1 - date: 1921-1925
Roland Crewe Alston of Odell Castle, Odell for land occupied by William Solesbury

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
BEDFORD RURAL DISTRICT - PLANS
Catalogue Ref. RDBP
Creator(s):Bedford Rural District Council
PLANS
FILE - Plan (2), Letter (3). Bungalow, Moat Farm, Odell. Owner - RC Alston; Builder - Estate offce Odell - ref. RDBP 1/770 - date: 27 September 1924
FILE - Plan and Letter. Site and drainage plan for bungalow, Odell Estate, nearly opposite Mad Dog, Odell. Owner - Miss JB Alston, Odell Castle; Builder - Edgar Clayson, of C Clayson and Sons - ref. RDBP 1/851 - date: 6 June 1925
FILE - Plan and Letter (3). Leanto extnsn. to factory, Odell. Also included a bundle of letters re effluent from factory with protest by Mr Alston 22 Jul 1929 - 10 Dec 1930. Owner - The Odell Leather Co.; Builder - A Kirton and Son, Nthmptn - ref. RDBP 1/1430 - date: 3 May 1930
Ref A2A

In the Bedfordshire Times and Independent of 23 October 1931, page 8 a notice of Compulsory Purchase Order of Land under the Housing Act was published giving notice of the acquisition of 1 acre of field more or less in Horsefair Lane Odell owned by Rowland Crew Alston. (At a public hearing reported in the Bedfordshire Times and Independent of 22 January 1932 the Rural Council sought further land in Odell, it argued that housing in Odell was of a very poor standard. Rowland continued to refuse to sell any of his land for new public housing, arguing that he had vacant houses for rent.)

Pictures of Harrold Hall: http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/archivesandrecordoffice/communityarchives/harrold/harroldhall.asp

British History Online
Stevington Manor
. . . . . In 1623 Sir Samuel Tryon and his wife Elizabeth alienated the manor to George Tuke, (fn. 55 ) who in 1636 conveyed it to William Alston. (fn. 56 ) It thus became attached to Odell (q.v.), with which parish its history is henceforward identical. In July 1873 two portions of this estate, described as 'the Manor Farm, 246 a. 24 p., and fishing in half the river,' and 'Burley Farm, situated at Pickshill,' were advertised for sale, and became the property of the Duke of Bedford. (fn. 57 ) This farm became later the property of Mr. F. C. Higgins of Turvey, who recently sold it to Mr. Cauvin of Bedford. With these exceptions, the manor of Stevington has remained in theAlston family, and is at present the property of Mr. Rowland Crewe Alston of Odell Castle.
Ref: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42380

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, The Rectory Teversall NTT. Rowland is described as Roland pupil aged 9 scholar born Odell

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Harrold Hall BDF. Roland is recorded as head of house married aged 39 living on own means born in Odell BDF

3. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Harrold Hall BDF. Rowland is recorded as head of house a widower aged 49 living on his own means born Odell.

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Odell Castle BDF. Rowland is recorded as head of house aged 59 a widower the owner of the estate, born Odell. There are no other family recorded as living house.

Rowland married Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON [4062], daughter of Capt Richard Alison JOHNSON [24624] and Lucy HEATHFIELD [24625], on 17 Aug 1882 in All Hallows Allerton West Derby LAN. Mary was born circa 1864 in Tiverton DEV.

General Notes: l
Mary was aged 18 on her marriage she was the daughter of Richard Alison Johnson, of Brendenbury Court, co. Hereford, and Woolton Hall, co. Lancaster, Capt. Royal Lancs. Artillery and great-grand-daughter and co-heir of Richard Alison J.P. of Woolton Heys.

July 27, 1888.
Odell National Lower School.
Holiday in the afternoon. School Treat given by Mrs R C Alston.
National School Logbooks

December 10 1888.
Odell National Lower School.
Cloaks to girls and scarves to boys, (the gift of Mrs R C Alston) were distributed by Mrs and Miss Ada Hunt after morning lessons.
National School Logbooks.

Mary Elizabeth was divorced in 1893.

MARY ELIZABETH ALSTON
Marriage quarter3
Marriage year1896
MarriageFinder™Mary Elizabeth Alston MAY HAVE married one of these people
EDWARD CAULFEILD HOUSTON, ANDREW BROWN
DistrictST. GEORGE HANOVER SQUARE
CountyLondon
Volume1A
Page1045
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Much Woolton LAN. Mary E Johnson is recorded as a Gt Grandchild to Richard Alison aged 7 a scholar born Tiverton DEV

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Much Woolton LAN. Mary Elizabeth is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 17 born Witheridge DEV

3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Harrold Hall BDF. Mary is recorded as a wife aged 25 born Devonshire, but the entry is struck out.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1852 F    i. May Alison ALSTON [4066] was born on 8 Jul 1883 in Llandudno WLS and was baptised on 17 Aug 1883 in Llandudno WLS.

+ 1853 F    ii. Vera Alison ALSTON [4067] was born on 10 Jan 1885 in Harrold Hall BDF, was baptised on 25 Feb 1855 in Odell BDF, and died 1 Qtr 1885 in Odell BDF.

+ 1854 F    iii. Avice Lucy ALSTON [4068] was born on 13 Nov 1886 and was baptised on 12 Dec 1886 in St George Hanover Sq.

+ 1855 M    iv. Capt Rowland Alison ALSTON MBE of Turvey Abbey [4064] was born on 2 May 1888 in Witter Cres LND, was baptised on 28 Jul 1888 in Odell BDF, and died on 7 Oct 1948 in Villa Odell Cagnes-Sur Mer, France. aged 60.

Rowland next married Catherine McKECHNIE [6387] on 23 Dec 1916 in Odell BDF. Catherine was born on 17 Sep 1890, died on 3 Oct 1945 in Odell BDF aged 55, and was buried on 8 Oct 1945 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
The Late Mrs RC Alston.
Funeral at Odell.
The death occurred on 3rd October of Mrs R C Alston, of Cox's close, Little Odell. She was the second wife of Mr Rowland Crewe Alston, head of the well-known Bedfordshire family of Alston, who died in January 1933, at the age of 81. For many years Mr R C Alston resided at Odell Castle, which had been in the Alston family for over 300 years and which was seriously damaged by a destructive fire. Mr Alston was well-known in North Bedfordshire, where he sat on the Sharnbrook Bench of magistrates. At Odell he was Lord of the Manor, patron of the living, and owned practically the whole of the village.
Two children survive, Miss Temperance Alston and Mr Crewe Alston, who is serving in the RAF with the CMF.
The service at Odell Church on Monday was conducted by the Rector, the Rev B G Leonard-Williams. Mr J E Coleman was the organist. The interment took place at Odell Churchyard.
The chief mourners were: Mr Crewe Alston (son), Miss Temperance Alston (daughter), Mrs V C Richmond, Mrs Macqueen, and Mrs Walker. Many friends and sympathisers also attended.
Floral Tributes.
The wreaths were from: Temperance and Crewe; Auntie; Avis; Alessina and Anthony; Mrs V C Richmond; Ellen and Mabel Hodder; Peggy Macqueen; Maud and Mull; Cis, Valerie and Jack Harper; Pat Sommerville-Warren; L Saunders; Mrs Smith and family; George (old servant); Miss F E Bird; Mr and Mrs E T, Coleman and family; Sid, Alice, Alan, and Eileen; Mr and Mrs F Ashton and family; Mr and Mrs C Skevington.
Bedfordshire Times and Independent 12 October 1945


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1856 M    i. Crewe ALSTON [6388] was born on 11 Feb 1918 in Odell BDF, died on 29 Jan 2004 in Bedford Hospital BDF aged 85, and was buried on 13 Feb 2004 in Bedford BDF.

+ 1857 F    ii. Temperance ALSTON [6390] was born on 29 Jul 1920 in Odell BDF and died on 8 Nov 2011 in Brisbane Australia aged 91.


1540. Vere Speke ALSTON [4069] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Apr 1853 in Clifton Glos. and died on 5 Dec 1931 in Cannes France aged 78.

General Notes:
Entrances, Easter - Midsummer 1866.
Alston Vere Speke (Small Houses and Druries), son of C Alston Esq., Odell castle nr Bedford. Left 1869 (3). Pembroke Coll camb., B.A. 1875; Barrister, 1879; practised at Cairo; Judge of native Court of Appeal at Cairo. 1897. V S Alston Esq., Cairo Egypt.
Harrow School Register NZSOG.

Cambridge March 2.
At a Congregation on Thursday the undermentioned degrees were conferred:
Bachelor of Arts. Vere Speke Alston, Pembroke.
Bury and Norwich Post 7 March 1876.

ALSTON (VERE SPEKE), Pembroke Coll. Camb., practises before the High Court at Umballa, India, a student of Lincoln's Inn, 5 Nov 1875, called to the Bar 3 Jul 1878 (2nd son of Crew Alston, of Ode11 Castle, Beds.)
Address - 7 Brunswick Tce Kensington W Umballa India
Ref: Fosters - Men at the Bar 1885, NZSOG.
Alstoniana Pg 349.

Calls to the Bar.
The undermentioned gentlemen were yesterday called to the Bar.
Lincolns Inn: Vere Speke Alston.
Pall Mall Gazette 4 July 1878.

Lincolns Inn Admissions 1800-1892 Vol 2
Vere Speke Alston of Pembroke Coll., Camb., 2 s Crewe Alston of Odell Castle Bedfordshire Esq.

Vere a Barrister was a Judge of Appeal, Cairo Egypt.
Listed London Law List Barrister PRO 1881.

Vere and Anne Alston were 1st Class passengers on the Megantic departing 23 May 1919 from Liverpool to Quebec. Their country of permanent residence was given as England. Vere gave his occupation as a retired judge aged 65, Anne a wife aged 56, both gave their Country of intended residence as USA
Ref UK Outward Passenger Lists.


Vere and Anne Alston were 1st Class passengers on the Laconia departing 24 Aug 1922 from Liverpool to New York. Their last address in England was given as the Hotel Weymouth. Vere gave his occupation as Mil he was aged 69, Anne as Wife aged 60, both gave their Country of permanent residence as England
Ref UK Outward Passenger Lists.

Vere and Anne Alston were 1st Class passengers on the Baltic departing 4 Sep 1926 from Liverpool to New York. Their last address in England was given as the National Bank of Egypt King William St London. Vere gave his occupation as a retired judge aged 75, Anne as Wife aged 65, both gave their Country of permanent residence as England
Ref UK Outward Passenger Lists.


Vere S Alston
Birth Date:abt 1853
Death Date:5 Dec 1931
Death Age:78
Death Place:Cannes, France
Ref: UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1627-1965 Ancestry.

Alston Vere Speke of Windham Club St. James-square MDX and of Villa de Chataignier Cannes France died 5 Nov 1931 at Villa Du Cataignier Probate London 29 January to Gordon Coles retired Capt R.N. Effects L18218 5s 7d. Resealed Cairo 4 May 1932

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, The Rectory Teversall NTT. Vere is recorded as pupil aged 7 scholar born Clifton Glos.

Vere married Anna Sophia Penn CHEW of Philadelphia U.S.A. [4070], daughter of Samuel CHEW of Philadelphia [18027] and Mary J [18936], in 1898 in Philadelphia USA. Anna was born on 17 Jun 1862 in Philadelphia PA.USA. and died about 1931 in Cannes France aged about 69.

General Notes:
Name: Anne Sophia Penn Chew
Birth 17 Jun 1862
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Female
Race: white
Father's Name:Saml. Chew
Mother's Name:Mary J.
Reference ID: bk 4 p 81
GS Film number:1289307
Digital Folder Number:004198955
Image Number: 00377
Family Search.

Vere Speke Alston and Anna Sophia P Chew were married in Philadelphia USA 1898.
Consular Overseas Marriages 1896-1900 Ref: 10/1089

Consular Overseas Deaths 1931-35 Pg 287
Alston Anne S P age 68 Cannes France.

1541. Mary (May) Emma Isabella ALSTON [4071] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Dec 1854 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Births
Alston. On the 19th inst, at Odell Castle, Beds, the wife of Crewe Alston, Esq, of a daughter.
Morning Post 23 December 1854.

Coles - Alston Feb. 28 at the British Embassy Rome by the Rev. Henry Watson Wasse, Charles Edward only son of Major General Coles late Bombay Staff Corps to Mary Emma Isabella (May) eldest daughter of Crewe Alston Esq. of Odell Castle Bedfordshire. (Standard March 7 1881 or 1887.)

They had issue.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Odell Castle BDF. Mary is recorded as a daughter aged 6 born Odell

Mary married Charles Edward COLES C.M.G. of Ruishton Lodge Taunton [4072], son of Maj Gen COLES of Bombay. [4073], on 28 Feb 1881. Charles died on 12 Nov 1926.

General Notes:
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Orlebar Archive
Catalogue Ref. OR
OR 2319/1-4b Letters from C E Coles, pasha & his wife May nee Alston 1880-1881
Letters to Frederica (F St J Orlebar 1838-1928) from Charles Edward Coles, pasha and his wife May (Mary) Alston - ref. OR 2319/1-4b
According to WHO's WHO 1924 Charles Coles (1853-1926) of Ruishton Court, Somerset joined the Indian Police Department in 1873 and was lent to the Egyptian Government in 1883. He eventually became Director General of Prisons. Who's who gives the date of his marriage with Mary Emma Isabelle Alston, daughter of Crewe Alston of Odell as 1881, rather than Burke's Landed Gentry 28 February 1888.
FILE [no title] - ref. OR 2319/2 - date: 17 July 1880
Letter (1 sheet) and franked envelope from May Alston, Goldington Hall, Bedfordshire to Frederica missed saying goodbye; photo taken 'for last time as May Alston'
FILE [no title] - ref. OR 2319/3 - date: 21 February 1881
Letter from May Alston, Villa Lamberti to Freda thanks for scroll - don't bother to do the book re Orlebar's what hard lines it is not to have no money "wished she could help waiting for marriage settlements, then will settle wedding day - decided on 28 February - give details of arrangements
FILE [no title] - ref. OR 2319/4b - date: 1881
Flower from May Alston's wedding bouquet (wrapped up in a piece of paper)
FILE [no title] - ref. OR 2351/12 - date: (undated)
Hair of Mrs Alston
Ref A2A


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1858 M    i. Gordon Alston COLES DSO R.N. Ormesby Wyke Regis DOR [18031] was born on 1 Apr 1881 in Mahableshwar Bombay, was baptised on 9 May 1882 in Christ Church, Mahableshwar, Bombay, India, and died in 1971 in Newton Abbot DEV aged 90.

1542. Emily Isabel ALSTON [23815] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa Aug 1858 and died on 2 Jun 1864 in Hampstead MDX aged about 5.

General Notes:
Deaths.
On the 2nd instant, at Hampstead, of diphtheria, Emily Isabel, second daughter of Crewe Alston Esq, of Odell, Beds., aged 5 years and 10 months
Hertfordshire Express and General Advertiser 11 June 1864.



1543. Emily Isabel ALSTON [6392] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Jul 1858 in Odell BDF, was baptised on 5 Sep 1858 in Odell BDF, and died on 2 Jun 1864 aged 5.

General Notes:
Births.
Alston. On the 24th ult, at Odell Castle, Beds, the wife of Crewe Alston, Esq, of a daughter.
Morning Post 5 August 1858

A small marble cross on the wall at the east end of the south aisle against the manorial pew is inscribed "In Pace - In memory of Emily Isabel beloved child of Crewe and Emily Alston born July 24th 1858 died June 2nd 1864 aged 5yrs and 10 months - Blessed are the pure in heart St Matt V 8"

The Alston family grave in Odell Churchyard reads: "Emily Isabel second daughter of Crewe Alston Esq. born July 24 1858 died June 2 1864"

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Odell Castle BDF. Emily is recorded as a daughter aged 2 born Odell

1544. Edith ALSTON [6393] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Dec 1859 in Bedfordshire, was baptised on 15 Apr 1860 in Odell BDF, died on 10 May 1921 in Marshall Sturminster DOR aged 61, and was buried on 14 May 1921 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Births.
Alston. On the 21st inst, at Odell Castle Beds, the wife of Crew Alston, Esq, of a daughter.
Morning Post 26 December 1859

Births.
Alston. December 21 at Odell, the wife of Crewe Alston, Esq, of a daughter.
Bedfordshire Mercury 2 January 1860


Alston family grave in Odell Churchyard reads: "Edith Alston third daughter of Crew Alston Esq. born December 21st 1859 died May 10th 1921"

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Odell Castle BDF. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 1 born Odell

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 22 Chepstow Plc Kensington. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 21 born Bedfordshire

1545. Diana ALSTON [4078] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Dec 1860 in Odell BDF and was baptised on 3 Mar 1861 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Births.
Alston. At Odell Castle, Beds, on the 25th instant, the wife of Crewe Alston, Esq, of a daughter.
Cambridge Independent Press 29 December 1860.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Odell Castle BDF. Diana is recorded as Deana a daughter aged 3mths born Odell

Diana married George BURNAND Esq of Bexhill Sussex. [4079] on 8 Oct 1884.

General Notes:
George is also described as being from Clock House Marnhull Dorset.

1546. Beatrice ALSTON [4080] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Jul 1862 in Odell BDF, was baptised on 25 Aug 1862, died on 28 Oct 1928 in Cottage Close Lt. Odell BED aged 66, and was buried on 5 Nov 1928 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
The Odell Parish Registers show a burial Beatrice Alston 5 Nov 1928 aged 80 at the time of her death, this or her birthdate are uncertain?



1547. Crewe ALSTON [378] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Mar 1864 in Belsize Park Hampstead., was baptised on 17 Apr 1864 in St Peters Belsize Park, died on 8 Feb 1865 in St Peters Belsize Park, and was buried on 15 Feb 1865 in Odell BDF.

General Notes:
Births.
Alston. On the 23rd inst, at 38, Belsize Park, Hampstead, the wife of Crewe Alston, Esq, of a son.
Morning Post 25 March 1864

Alston family grave in Odell Churchyard reads: "Also Crewe third son of Crewe Alston Esq Born March 23 1864 Died February 8 1866"

1548. Dudley ALSTON [4077] (Crewe1213, Justinian962, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Sep 1865, was baptised on 17 Dec 1865 in St Peters Belsize Park, and died on 8 Feb 1948 in Queensland Aust. aged 82.

General Notes:
Dudley has not been traced by Susan Perrett

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 22 Chepstow Plc Kensington. Dudley is recorded as a son aged 15 born Hampstead

1549. Sir William Neville ABDY 2nd Bart of Albyns ESS [4121] (Harriot ALSTON1219, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Jun 1844.

General Notes:
Sir William was High Sheriff of Essex 1884.

William married Marietherese PETRITZKA of Prague. [4122] on 10 Jul 1883. Marietherese died on 17 Sep 1902.

William next married Eliza Sarah BEECH [18028] on 6 Dec 1902. The marriage ended in divorce.

William next married Florence COHN [18029] on 16 Feb 1909. Florence died on 3 Feb 1922.

1550. Capt Anthony Charles Sykes ABDY [4123] (Harriot ALSTON1219, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Sep 1848 and died on 17 May 1921 aged 72.

General Notes:
Anthony was Captain 2nd Life Guards, and military attache at Vienna 1885.

Anthony married Alexandrina Victoria McDONALD [4124], daughter of Lord McDONALD [4125], on 4 Nov 1886.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1859 F    i. Grace Lilian ABDY [4126] was born on 22 Sep 1887.

+ 1860 F    ii. Violet ABDY [4127] was born on 4 Jan 1892.

1551. Lieut. Robert John ABDY [4128] (Harriot ALSTON1219, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Dec 1850 and died on 3 Jun 1893 aged 42.

General Notes:
Robert served with the 4th Dragoon Guards, he did not marry

1552. Henry Beadon ABDY [4129] (Harriot ALSTON1219, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Jul 1853 and died on 1 Dec 1921 aged 68.

Henry married Fraulein [4130].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1861 M    i. William Neville ABDY [4131] .

+ 1862 M    ii. Robert Henry Edward ABDY [4132] .

+ 1863 F    iii. Gladys ABDY [4133] .

1553. Grace Emma Townsend ABDY [4134] (Harriot ALSTON1219, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Jul 1846.

Grace had a relationship with Lord Albert LEVERSON-GOWER [4135] on 19 Mar 1872. Albert died on 23 Dec 1874.

General Notes:
Lord Albert served with the 2nd Life Guards.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1864 M    i. Frederick LEVERSON-GOWER [4136] .


1554. Alexander Rowland ALSTON J P [4099] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Jul 1863 in London, was baptised on 22 Aug 1863 in St Jude Chelsea LND, and died on 9 Jul 1945 aged 82.

General Notes:
Alexander was educated at Eton, and the owner of The Toft Sharnbrook. The Toft was surveyed on the 29 Oct 1926, it was built in 1613 and presently contains 7.3 acres, there is a description of the house which has 6 brms and notes that "The house is difficult to run and it is hard to keep servants, the hall is full of deers heads, they have to send for milk" surveyor also notes there are few disadvantages with the property apart from being to near the road, considers it "very lettable" and values it at L220 p.a. (Now a substantial house in good order - 2000)
Ref Bedford RO DV1/R/49 & DV2/D7 & DV2/E8 (2003)

Alston:
Alexander Rowland J.P., 1877-1880 (Master. ACJ - Arthur Collridge James)
eldest son of Sir F.B.A. KCMG., of the Foreign Office S.W., m Muriel dau of Rev Canon Thos Blundell, of Hollingshead, Rector of Halsall, Ormskirk. The Toft Sharnsbrook co Beds.
Ref: Eton School Lists. NZSOG.

Alexander Roeland Alston
Age35
Birth year1863
Marriage year1898
ParishSt George, Hanover Square
Spouse's first name(s)Muriel Marian Beatrice
Spouse's last nameBlundell
Spouse's age31
Spouse's birth year1867
ArchiveCity of Westminster Archives Centre
Record setWestminster Marriages

Cutting from Society Paper.
At St. George's Church, Hanover-square, Mr. Alexander-Rowland Alston, eldest son of Sir Francis Beilby Alston, was married to Muriel, eldest daughter of Canon and Mrs. Blundell, on Tuesday last week. The bride wore a gown of white mousseline-de-soie, the skirt draped with an old Brussels lace shawl, the transparent chemisette and sleeves being embroidered with chiffon in a cloud design. The Court train, festooned from the centre of the back over ivory satin, was entirely of Brussels lace, her mother's gift. She wore a crescent-shape wreath of orange blossom and a Brussels lace veil, and, instead of a bouquet, carried an ivory-bound Prayer-book.
The eight bridesmaids were attired in white gossamer, inserted all over with narrow ribbons.
The skirts were made in the new shape and frilled to the waist at the back.
The fichus, chemisettes and sashes were in white chiffon, and they wore Tuscan hats with ivory plumes and miroir velvet, and bronze shoes. The bride's travelling gown was of pale grey Irish hengaline with cream insertions, a Charles I. cape to match lined with quillings of white chiffon, and a grey Victorian hat with shaded grey feathers and tulle.
Alstoniana Pg 397

Alexander was later of 1 Granville Chambers, Granville Place,
Portman Square, London.

Alston - Alexander Rowland, J.P., The Tofte, Sharnbrook ; eldest son of the late Sir Francis Beilby Alston, J.P., late of the Foreign Office, and Emily Louisa Caroline, daughter Of Bridges Taylor of Elsinore, and grandson of the late Rowland Alston, Of Pishobury, Herts, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herts. and Bedfortshire and Member of Parliament for Herts ; born in London, July 2nd 1863; ; educated at Eton. Justice of the Peace for Bedfortshire; on the Licensing Committee for the county of Bedfordshire; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society ; Chairman local Unionist Assn and Treasurer of Nth. Bedfordshire Unionist Assn; takes an active part in political matters; a keen antiquarian travelled extensively all over the world, and has a fine collection of trophics of big game shooting; Recreations hunting, fishing, and shooting; a Freemason; member of the Lodge of Friendship No 6 ; Grand Steward of the United Grand Lodge of England 1907. Married July 12 1898 Muriel Marion Beatrice, daughter of the late Rev Thomas Blundell, Rector of Halsall, Lancashire, Canon of Liverpool and Hon Chaplain to the King, and Adelaide daughter of the late Sir Francis Astley, Bart., of Everleigh Wilts. and has issue one son Edward Rowland Milles, and three daughters Alexander Rose, Adelaide Muriel, and Rosemary. Clubs: Marlborough and Travellers.
Contempory Biographics - Gentry and Magistrates Pg. 169. Bedford R.O.
Burkes Landed Gentry 1964

Pau France
List of Strangers
Samedi 16 Mars 1889
Mr Alexander R Alston, Ang
Villa Tibur.

Le Jockey Samedi 30 Mars 1889
Courses A Pau (Cross Country Races, Pau)
Hunters Hurdle Race, Distance 2500 meters.
Third on Dosy carrying 72 Kg M Rowland Alston (The owner).
Hunters Steeple Chase, Distance 4000 meters.
First on Beeswing carrying 75 Kg M Rowland Alston (The owner).
Les honneurs de la journee ont ete pour M Rowland Alston.
Ref Lady Alston's scrapbook.

Alexander is recorded in The Church Union Gazette 1 Apr 1890 as applying for membership of the Church Union seconded by W Vere Alston. This would indicate at least a sympathy for Anglo Catholicism.

1939 Register
1 Granville Chambers , St Marylebone, London, England
Alexander R Alston 02 Jul 1863 Married Justice Of The Peace

ALSTON, Alexander Rowland (1863-1945) [Who Was Who May 2003]
Categories: Biography
Summary: Details: ALSTON, Alexander Rowland, born 2 July 1863; eldest son of late Sir Francis B. Alston, KCMG, Foreign Office, and Emily, eldest daughter of late Bridges Taylor, of HM's Diplomatic Service; grandson of Rowland Alston of Pishobury, Herts, MP for Herts, 1835; married Muriel (died 1941), eldest daughter of Rev. Canon Blundell, Rector of Halsall, Lancs, and Adelaide, daughter of Sir Francis Astley, Bart; one son two daughters. Education: Eton; abroad. Work: Has travelled extensively; Patron of two livings; JP Bedfordshire, 1903; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, 1917-1918; Red Cross, 1917-1918; member of the Bedfordshire Standing Joint Committee; on the Licensing Committee, Bedford; member of County Probation Committee, Bedfordshire; Visitor Reformatory, Turvey; Visitor of Licenced Houses under Lunacy Act 1890, and Institutions under Mental Deficiency Act 1913; FRGS; Past Master No 6 Lodge of Friendship; a Past Grand Steward of England; Donor of Colours to 5th Batt. Bedfordshire Regiment, 1912; Patron of livings of Sharnbrook, Souldrop cum Knotting, Beds. Recreations: hunting, shooting, fishing and farming. Heir: Major Edward Rowland Milles Alston, Scots Guards, born 1902. Address: 1 Granville Chambers, Portman Square, London W1. Clubs: MCC; County, Bedford. Died: 9 July 1945
Ref: Know UK CD, Colin Fenn

Research Notes:
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
ARCHIVES OF THE HIGH SHERIFF
Catalogue Ref. HS
Creator(s):
Bedfordshire County Council, High Sheriff
Appointments - ref. HS/App
FILE [no title] - ref. HS/App67 - date: 1917-18
Alexander Rowland Alston of The Tofte, Sharnbrook
A2A

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Alston Family of Sharnbrook
Catalogue Ref. X 781
Creator(s): Alston family of Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Legal documents of the Alston Family of the Tofte, Sharnbrook
FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/10 - date: 11 July 1898
Marriage settlement of Alexander Rowland Alston, 69 Eccleston Square, Middx, Esq, eldest son of Sir Francis Beilby Alston, KCMG, and Muriel Marion Beatrice Blundell Hollinshead Blundell, daughter of the Rev Thomas Blundell Holinshead Blundell, Rector of Halsall, near Ormskirk, Lancs. With reference to the Sawbridgeworth Estate, Herts.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/12 - date: 19 August 1902
[from Scope and Content] Settlement made between Col Henry Blundell Hollinshead Blundell, and the Rev Thomas Blundell Hollinshead Blundell, of the sum of L.5000 on Mrs M M B Alston and her children, secured on a mortgage of 'The Toft' Estate, Sharnbrook.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/13 - date: 23 May 1910
[from Scope and Content] Faculty for a burial place in Sharnbrook Churchyard granted to Alexander Rowland Alston, Esq.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/14 - date: 17 November 1910
[from Scope and Content] Appointment of Cuthbert Leigh Blundell Hollinshead Blundell and Beilby Francis Alston as separate trustees of legacy of L.5000 in trust for Mrs Muriel Alston and her children.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/15 - date: 11 July 1911
[from Scope and Content] Mrs Muriel Alston, of the Toft, Sharnbrook, and Rowland Alison Alston, Turvey Abbey and Alfred Farquhar, 11 Belgrave Square, Middx, Esq, with the Equity and Law Life Assurance Society, being a security for L.1000 and interest at 5Å reducible to 5%.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/16 - date: 15 May 1912
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between Alexander Rowland Alston, The Toft, Sharnbrook, with Beilby Francis Alston, 19 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London, Esq, and Cuthbert Leigh Blundell Hollinshead Blundell, Halsall House, Ormskirk, Lancs, of life interests and a Policy of Assurance for securing the sum of L.3000 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/17 - date: 7 April 1914
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between A R Alston, and the said A R Alston, B F Alston and Edward Broxton Newman, 71 Chelsham Road, Clapham, Surrey, Esq, of reversionary interest in 2 funds of L.3000 under will of Mrs Caroline Case, deceased.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/18 - date: 26 May 1914
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between Alexander Rowland Alston, The Toft, Sharnbrook, Esq, JP, with said A R Alston, Beilby Francis Alston, Foreign Office, Downing Street, London, Esq, CB, and Edward Braxton Newman, 71 Chelsham Road, Clapham, Surrey, Esq. of his life interest in a trust fund under the will of his father, Sir Francis B Alston, deceased, and a policy of assurance for securing L.3000 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/19 - date: 26 May 1914
[from Scope and Content] Statutory acknowledgement between Ernest Owers, Esq, 106 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, Surveyor, and Alexander Rowland Alston, The Tofte, Sharnbrook, for the safe custody of deeds affecting 161,163,167,169,171 and 173 Holmleigh Road, Stamford Hill.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/20 - date: 13 November 1914
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between Alexander Rowland Alston, The Tofte, Sharnbrook, Esq, JP, and James Bernard Paynter, of the Tofte Estate, to secure L.650 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/21 - date: 9 November 1915
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between the same parties of the Tofte Estate [Listed] for L.2,500. With reference to a morgage of 19 August 1902 between A R Alston, and the Rev T B H Blundell for L.5000, and an indenture of further charge of 7 September 1911 between R A Alston and C L B H Blundell and B F Alston to secure L.700 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/22 - date: 17 November 1915
[from Scope and Content] Notices, to various trustees of the assignment of the life interest of A R Alston, as in above deed.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/23 - date: 3 July 1916
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from Alexander Rowland Alston, The Tofte, Sharnbrook, Esq, JP, and Beilby Francis Alston, Foreign Office, Downing Street, London, Esq CB, to said A R Alston, said B F Alston and Sir Anthony Charles Sykes Abdy, 100 Eaton Square, London, baronet, being supplemental to mortgage of 29 May 1914, relating to a principal sum of L.3000 on a life interest under Sir Francis Alston's will and a Life Policy.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/24 - date: 3 July 1916
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from A R Alston and B F Alston to said A R Alston, said B F Alston and Sir A C S Abdy, for L.3000 on reversionary interests under Mrs Case's will.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/25 - date: 1 June 1918
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from J B Paynter and A R Alston to Frederick Gould, 23 Frognal, Hampstead, London, being supplemental to a mortgage of 13 November 1914, for L.4435 and a further charge of L.565 (total L.5000) and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/26 - date: 5 June 1918
[from Scope and Content] Notification to the Atlas Assurance Company of the assignment by A R Alston of a policy of assurance in sum of L.2000, dated 31 May 1918 and numbered 48121 to Frederick Gould by way of mortgage.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/27 - date: 27 July 1918
[from Scope and Content] Deed poll made by Mr and Mrs Alston of an appointment under their marriage settlement, to their children. Each of their three daughters, Alexandra Rose aged 19, Adelaide Muriel aged 17 and Rosemary aged 14 are to have L.7000 each, at 21 or marriage, after their parents deaths. Son, Edward Rowland Milles, aged 15, to have remainder, at 21.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/28 - date: 19 August 1918
[from Scope and Content] Notification to Beilby Francis Alston and Captain Cuthbert Alston, as to the above appointment under the marriage settlement.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/29 - date: 10 April 1920
[from Scope and Content] Deed of further charge between Alexander Rowland Alston and Frederick Joseph Mogg Gould, 28 Frognal, Hampstead, being supplemental to mortgages of 13 November 1914 and 9 November 1915 and indenture of transfer of 1 June 1918 (total sum concerned - L.5000). Extra sum secured - L.950.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/30 - date: 15 February 1922
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage of a Policy of Assurance with the Atlas Assurance Company dated 5 July 1920 and numbered 54322 for L.500, by A R Alston to F J M Gould, 1 Clement Inn, London, solicitor.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/32 - date: 9 June 1922
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Security by Muriel Marion Beatrice Alston, with Rowland Alison Alston, Turvey Abbey, Turvey, and Alfred Farquhar, 11 Belgrave Square, London, and also with the Equity and Law Life Assurance Company, being supplemental to mortgage of 11 July 1911 on which L.500 still remains due [X781/8]. Further sum of L.1000 is now secured on life of M M B Alston, (total L.1500).

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/33 - date: 3 January 1923
[from Scope and Content] Deed Poll by A R and M M B Alston of appointment under their marriage settlement, to three of their children. L.1000 has been raised for benefit of Alexandra Rose Alston, and another L.2500 to be held in trust for said Alexandra R Alston at their death. Now L.6000 is to be raised for Adelaide Muriel Alston and Rosemary Alston, at 21, after death of parents. Residue in trust for son.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/34 - date: 6 January 1923
[from Scope and Content] Notices (6) to the trustees of the settlement of 19 August 1902 of an assignment by Miss Alexandra Rose Alston of her interest in the trust funds on the occasion of her marriage with Bertram Currie, Esq.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/35 - date: 1 March 1923
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Further Charge made between Alexander Rowland Alston with Sir Beilby Francis Alston and the said A R Alston, being supplemental to deed of 26 May 1914, to secure further sum of L.1000.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/36 - date: 7 December 1923
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between A R Alston and F J M Gould to secure repayment of L.1150 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/37 - date: 7 December 1923
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Further Charge made between Alexander Rowland Alston and Frederick Joseph Mogg Gould, being supplemental to mortgages of 13 November 1914 and 9 November 1915 and Indenture of Transfer of 1 June 1918, and to mortgage and further charge of 10 April 1920 and of Indenture of Further Charge of 1 July 1920 and 22 December 1921, to secure a further L.1150.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/38 - date: 22 February 1924
[from Scope and Content] Notice to Atlas Assurance Company of assignment of various polices on life of A R Alston to F J M Gould.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/39 - date: 4 March 1924
[from Scope and Content] Notices of various trustees of the assignment of the interest of A R Alston in various funds or residuary estate, to F J M Gould.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/40 - date: 31 March 1924
[from Scope and Content] Conveyance between Alexander Rowland Alston, The Tofte, Sharnbrook, J.P., and Edward Rowland Milles Alston, The Tofte Estate, in Sharnbrook, a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards, of the Tofte Estate, in Sharnbrook and Souldrop, and Winsey Farm and Halsey Wood in Sharnbrook and Knotting, and various life interests.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/41 - date: 1 April 1924
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between Lient E R M Alston and F M J Gould with Sir Beilby Francis Alston and Cuthbert L B H Blundell, to secure L.4,750 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/42 - date: 31 March 1924
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage between A R Alston and Lieut E R M Alston, of a reversionary life interest in Mrs Alston's fortune as settled in the marriage settlement, and reversionary interest in 2 legacies, to secure L.2000.
[from Scope and Content] With Transfer of mortgage to Sir Beilby Francis Alston and C H Blundell - 1 April 1924

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/43 - date: 31 March 1924
[from Scope and Content] Release and indemnity between A R Alston and Mrs Als ton, with their elder children and Sir B F Alston and C L H H Blundell being a release and indemnity regarding a re-investment of trust funds of the marriage settlement.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/44 - date: 31 March 1924
[from Scope and Content] Declaration as to charges in the matter of the sale of the equity of redemption on the Tofte Estate, and various life interests. A R Alston to Lieut E R M Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/45 - date: April - August 1924
[from Scope and Content] Various notices as to the assignment of the above property and assurance policies to E R M Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/46 - date: March - April 1924
[from Scope and Content] Schedule of deeds and documents relating to the mortgage by Mr E R M Alston of the Tofte Estate and certain life interests to which Mr A R Alston is entitled.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/47 - date: 1 October 1924
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage by Mr and Mrs Alexander Alston to Godfrey W P Mellor, of a life assurance policy to secure L.500.
[from Scope and Content] With transfer of mortgage to C L B H Blundell and Sir Beilby Francis Alston - 23 September 1926

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/48 - date: 16 December 1925
[from Scope and Content] Security for L.550 and interest, made by Mr and Mrs Alston, to F J M Gould.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/49 - date: 1929
[from Scope and Content] Capital account regarding a settled legacy of L.5000 to Mrs M M B Alston by Colonel Henry B H Blundell, deceased, with information regarding the Order made in 1926 re Blundell's settlement.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/50 - date: 23 July 1929
[from Scope and Content] Certified copy of draft legal charge. E R M Alston to Dillon Ross-Lewin Lowe and Philip Lofts, 2 Temple Gardens, London, solicitors, relating in a sum, not exceeding L.1500, charged on the Tofte estate with list of mortgages.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/51 - date: 3 August 1929
[from Scope and Content] Appointment of Bertram Francis George Currie as trustee of Mr and Mrs Alston's marriage settlement in the place of Sir Beilby Francis Alston, deceased.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/53 - date: 25 November 1929
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from Major Cuthbert L B H Blundell, to said C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie being supplemental to a mortgage of 31 March 1924 of the reversionary life interests of A R Alston under the will of Caroline Case, and transfer of said mortgage.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/54 - date: 25 November 1929
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from Major Cuthbert L B H Blundell, to said C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie, being supplemental to a mortgage of 15 May 1912 being a mortgage of the interest for life of A R Alston in sum of L.3000 and Policy of Assurance.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/56 - date: 31 January 1930
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from A R Alston to said A R Alston and Thomas St John Beilby Alston, 16 Neville Street, Onslow Gardens, London, Esq, being supplemental to mortgage of 7 April 1914 to secure payment of L.3000 on reversionary interest under Mrs Case's will.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/57 - date: 31 January 1930
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from A R Alston to said A R Alston and T St J B Alston, being supplemental to deed of further charge of 1 March 1923.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/58 - date: 31 January 1930
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of mortgage from A R Alston to said A R Alston and T St J B Alston being supplemental to mortgage of 26 May 1914, for L.3000 on life interest of A R Alston under Sir Francis Alston's will and a life policy.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/59 - date: 6 April 1930
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage from Alexander Rowland Alston, The Travellers Club, Pall Mall, Esq, to Edward Rowland Milles Alston, 2 Thurloe Court, South Kensington, Esq, of a reversionary life interest in his wife's fortune and in legacies under the will of Mrs Caroline Case, to secure L.1,500 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/60 - date: 6 April 1930
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage from E R M Alston to A R Alston and another to secure L.2500 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/61 - date: 15 April 1930
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the Phoenix Assurance Co Ltd, that by mortgage of 6 April 1930, a policy of assurance on the life of Edward Rowland Milles Alston for L.2000 dated 24 December 1929, was assigned to A R Alston and T St J B Alston to secure L.2500 and interest.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/63 - date: 14 June 1930
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Indemnity between Edward Rowland Milles Alston and Alexander Rowland Alston, with A R Alston and T St J B Alston (trustees of the will of Sir Francis Beilby Alston) on enlarging the range of investments contained in the will.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/65 - date: 17 November 1930
[from Scope and Content] Appointment of B F G Currie as a separate trustee of a legacy of L.5000 under the will of Colonel H B H Blundell, deceased, in place of Sir B F Alston, deceased.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/67 - date: 10 July 1931
[from Scope and Content] Request for advance for L.7800 made to the trustees of their marriage settlement by Mr and Mrs Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/68 - date: 11 September 1931
[from Scope and Content] Transfer of a mortgage debt of L.7745 from Herbert Frederick Gould and Henry Vincent Bevington, and E R M Alston, with C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie, secured on various deeds of mortgage.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/69 - date: 18 December 1931
[from Scope and Content] 2 receipts from Lowe and Co, 2 Temple Gardens, London, from Messrs Newman Paynter and Co for various deeds dated 1924 relating to Mr and Mrs Alston's marriage settlement, and for a deed of further charge of 7 December 1923.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/71 - date: 12 September 1931 - 7 January 1932
[from Scope and Content] Various notices relating to the Transfer of mortgage of 11 September 1931, given to the Atlas Assurance Co Ltd, and to the trustees of the will of Sir Francis Beilby Alston and Mrs Caroline Case.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/72 - date: 21 November 1932
[from Scope and Content] Certified copy of Deed of Legal Charge between E R M Alston and Dillon Ross-Lewin Lowe Philip Lofts and Hugh Bernard Baker, 2 Temple Gardens, London, solicitors, being supplemental to mortgage of 23 July 1929, to secure advances made to E R M Alston or his mother by the firm of Lowe and Co.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/73 - date: 31 May 1934
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage from E R M Alston to A R Alston and T St J B Alston, of policies of assurance by way of substituted security.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/74 - date: 1 June 1934
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage from E R M Alston to C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie of policies of assurance with the Atlas and Guardian Insurance Companies Ltd, by way of substituted security.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/75 - date: 1 June 1934
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the Atlas Assurance Co of the reassignment of polices on the life of A R Alston discharged from claims under various deeds.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/76 - date: 1 June 1934
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the Guardian Assurance Co Ltd regarding the reassignment of policies of the life of A R Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/78 - date: 19 June 1934
[from Scope and Content] Death Certificate for Sir Beilby Francis Alston, aged 60.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/79 - date: 14 July 1934.
[from Scope and Content] Legal charge between E R M Alston and Philip Lofts and Hugh Bernard Baker, solicitors, on the Tofte Estate and various assurance polices, to secure money owning to them.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/80 - date: 1 August 1934
[from Scope and Content] Signed copy of letter from a R Alston to E R M Alston agreeing to sell him all the furniture, pictures, china etc at The Tofte or at Messrs Odell's depository in Bedford, in consideration of E R M paying out the execution levied on the chattels at The Tofte and at the depository and discharging L.35.14s.11d due to his mother.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/81 - date: 20 May 1935
[from Scope and Content] Assignment of a reversionary life interest from A R Alston, 1 Granville Chambers, Granville Place, London, to C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie, in his wife's fortune and in legacies under the will of Caroline Case.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/82 - date: 20 May 1935
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Family Arrangement and Indemnity between Mrs Alston, and her son and 2 unmarried daughters, C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie relating to the above assignment.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/83 - date: 25 April 1935
[from Scope and Content] Notice of above assignment sent to the Trustees of the will of Caroline Case. Attached - letter from A R Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/84 - date: 14 August 1936
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Revocation and Appointment by Mr and Mrs Alston, under the trusts of their marriage settlement, in favour of their 3 children, Adelaide Muriel Alston, Rosemary Alston and Edward Rowland Milles Alston and their issue.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/85 - date: 22 December 1936
[from Scope and Content] Notice regarding a mortgage of the reversionary interest under the will of the late H B H Blundell and also under the Alston marriage settlement.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/87 - date: 22 March 1937
[from Scope and Content] Letter from E R M Alston to the trustees of his parents' marriage settlement indemnifying them against the costs of a Deed of Appointment.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/88 - date: 5 July 1937
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Covenant and Indemnity between Mrs Alston, her 2 unmarried daughters and the trustees of her marraige settlement, relating to provision for the daughters, after the deaths of Mr and Mrs Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/90 - date: 19 January 1938
[from Scope and Content] Survivorship policy issued by the Guardian Assurance Company Ltd, for L.2000 to be paid on the death of E R M Alston, 3 Grosvenor Court, Sloane Street, London, stockbroker, aged 36, in the lifetime of A R Alston, aged 74.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/91 - date: 14 February 1938
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Further Security between E R M Alston, and C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie relating to various mortgages and the sum of L.13,567 still owing. With mention that the Tofte Estate had recently been sold.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/92 - date: 22 March 1938
[from Scope and Content] Assignment of Life Policy by way of substitution for the Alston Picture Fund securities, between E R M Alston, the Trustees, the mortgagees and 2 London solicitors.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/93 - date: 24 October 1938
[from Scope and Content] Memorandum of Agreement between Doris Harnish, 19 Portsea Hall, London W2, spinster, and Mrs M M B Alston, 11a Third Avenue, Hove, Sussex, married, for letting a furnished flat, 19 Portsea Hall, Paddington, London, for 3 months, with power to extend for further 3 months.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/95 - date: 23 March 1939
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Revocation from Mrs Alston to C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie, of a deed of covenant to pay a monthly sum of L.60 to her son, E R M Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/96 - date: 18 July 1939
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the trustees of the Alston marriage settlement, that E R M Alston had assigned his interest under the settlement to the Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/98 - date: 22 April 1940
[from Scope and Content] Probate of the will of Miss Elca Temperance Alston, 50/51 Warwick Square, London SW1, spinster, formerly of 21 Belgrave Road, London, deceased, who died on 11 February 1940, at Malvern, Worcs.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/99 - date: 11 October 1940
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the trustees of the will of Sir Francis Beilby Alston, deceased,that E R M Alston had charged his interest in the sum which represented the proceeds of sale of the pictures settled by will of said deceased.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/100 - date: 8 October 1940
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Assignment and Charge between E R M Alston, and C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie being supplemental to transfers of mortgage of 11 September 1931, 3 September 1929 and 25 November 1929 and others including a Policy of Assurance for L.2000.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/101 - date: 16 July 1941
[from Scope and Content] Insurance policy with the Phoenix Assurance Company issued to E R M Alston in respect of his private dwelling, 3 Grosvenor Court, Sloane Street, London SW1.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/102 - date: 13 March 1942
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Charge and indemnity between E R M Alston and the trustees of his parents' marriage settlement, relating to the interest of E R M Alston under the will of his mother, who died on 15 July 1941, which is to be paid to A R Alston, instead of being the repayment of various sums of money advanced to him.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/103 - date: 28 April 1942
[from Scope and Content] Various notices, to Assurance Companies and to the Trustees of the will of Sir Francis Beilby Alston, as to the charging of various policies or the interest of E R M Alston in a trust fund, with the repayment to C L B H Blundell and B F G Currie of sums, expenses etc as in above deed of charge.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/104 - date: 8 September 1942
[from Scope and Content] Probate of the will of Miss Adelaide Muriel Alston, Queens Gate Court, 19 Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7, spinster.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/106 - date: 27 October 1943
[from Scope and Content] Assignment of life policy by way of substitution for Alston Picture Fund Securities, E R M Alston to A R Alston and others.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/108 - date: 27 February 1946
[from Scope and Content] Notice to Phoenix Assurance Company that on 30 January 1946 all monies secured by mortgage of 6 April 1930 had been repaid. With reference to the death of Alexander Rowland Alston on 9 July 1945.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/109 - date: 26 January 1947
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Covenant between E R M Alston and Anne Rosemary Alston (his daughter) to pay her L.16.13s.4d per month for 7 years.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/110 - date: 1 July 1948
[from Scope and Content] Surrender of properties comprised in Legal Charge of 23 July 1929 and a further Legal Charge of 21 November 1932, from Philip Lofts to E R M Alston, as all monies concerned had been repaid.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/112 - date: 4 August 1948
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage of Life interest under settlement and policy of Assurance to secure L.300. E R M Alston, The Guards Club, 16 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Westminster, a major (retired) in H M Army, with P Lofts, J W H Hodgson and Christopher Stewart Buckle, solicitor, 2 Temple Gardens, Temple, London.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/114 - date: 14 October 1948
[from Scope and Content] Mortgage [bad photocopy] of life interest under settlement and policies of assurance to secure L.5000 and interest. E R M Alston and B F G Currie and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/116 - date: 195[0?]
[from Scope and Content] 4 Notices to Guardian Assurance Company Ltd as to assignment of various assurance policies effected by E R M Alston by way of mortgage to B F G Currie and Christian Victor Richard Blundell Hollinshead Blundell. Date 6 October 1949 crossed out. Substituted in pencil.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/117 - date: 28 June 1950
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Release and Indemnity between E R M Alston and Ann Rosemary Alston, 11 Whitehead Grove, Chelsea, spinster, and B F G Currie, banker, and C V R B H Blundell, Kilbees Farm, Winkfield, Windsor, a major [retired] in H M Army, in relation to L.3000 paid out of the residuary trust funds under their parents marriage settlement.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/118 - date: 22 December 1950
[from Scope and Content] Further charge [bad photocopy] of life interest under settlement and policies of assurance to secure L.1500 and interest. E R M Alston to B F G Currie and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/119 - date: 23 January 1951
[from Scope and Content] Notices to the Phoenix and Guardian Assurance Companies as to further charge on various policies of assurance on the life of E R M Alston.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/120 - date: 23 December 1952
[from Scope and Content] Further Charge of Life interest under settlement and Policies of Assurance to secure L.2,500 and interest, between E R M Alston and B F G Currie and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/121 - date: 4 September 1953
[from Scope and Content] Policy of Assurance No 67836 with the Equitable Life Assurance Society for L.1000 on the life of E R M Alston [born 5 September 1902].

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/123 - date: 28 October 1953
[from Scope and Content] Undertaking by E R M Alston with the trustees. In consideration of an advance of L.3000 out of the capital of the settlement, he undertakes to insure his life for a further L.1000, secured on this and 2 other life assurance policies. He will also execute a deed of release of his life interest in the funds of the settlement as will leave him only entitled to income of L.200 pa.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/124 - date: 27 November 1953
[from Scope and Content] Summary of Conference between Major E R M Alston and Mr D L Potter, with manuscript list of questions. Reference is made to the position if Major Alston became bankrupt. The Trustees cannot release the life interest under the mortgage to enable Major Alston to become life tenant in possession of the income. With reference also to position of his sister Ann, and Mrs Currie's children.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/125 - date: 27 January 1954
[from Scope and Content] Deed of Covenant between E R M Alston, The Guards Club, 16 Charles Street, London, and Anne Rosemary Alston, 11 Whiteheads Grove, Chelsea, London, [his daughter] to pay her L.16.13s.4d per month for 7 years.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/126 - date: 5 March 1954
[from Scope and Content] Copy of deed of further Charge of policies of assurance to secure L.3000 and interest. E R M Alston to B F G Currie and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/127 - date: 12 November 1954
[from Scope and Content] Agreement between the Prudential Assurance Company Ltd and Doreen Sylvia Isabel Alston to lease the box room No 13, forming part of 58 Elystan Place, Chelsea, London SW3, and use of staircase and balcony at a rent of L.4 pa. Various covenants, including provision that premises are only to be used between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.
[from Scope and Content] and Acknowledgement by Mrs M Pattulo to have received L.1635 from Mrs D S I Alston, for the furniture and fittings at 11 Whiteheads Grove, Chelsea - 9 May 1950]

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/128 - date: 11 July 1955
[from Scope and Content] Copy of further charge of policy of Assurance to secure L.350 and interest, from E R M Alston to B F G Currie and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/129 - date: 14 September 1959
[from Scope and Content] Appointment of Thomas Alston, Little Hithers, Stopham, near Pulborough, Sussex, as trustee in place of B F G Currie, deceased, of the settlement of personal property under the marriage settlement of Mr and Mrs A R Alston, deceased.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/131 - date: 12 February 1960
[from Scope and Content] Notice to the Equitable Life Assurance Society by Messrs Lowe and Co, 2 Temple Gardens, Temple, London EC4, solicitors for T Alston and C V R B H Blundell referring to the 3 policies of assurance, assigned to B F G Currie [for whom T Alston was appointed trustee in his place] and C V R B H Blundell, which have been converted into non bonus policies.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/132 - date: 18 October 1962
[from Scope and Content] Copy of Deed of further charge of Policy of Assurance to secure L.1200 and interest. E R M Alston of Camp Mitja, Capdepera, Mallorca, Spain, with T Alston and C V R B H Blundell.

FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/133 - date: 22 October 1962.
[from Scope and Content] Copy of Notice to Guardian Assurance Co Ltd by T Alston and C V R B H Blundell of the assignment by E R M Alston of a policy on his life for L.1200, to them by way of mortgage.

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
BEDFORD RURAL DISTRICT - PLANS
Catalogue Ref. RDBP
Creator(s):Bedford Rural District Council
PLANS
FILE - Plan. Garage for 2 cars, The Tofte, Sharnbrook. Owner - A R Alston; Architect - C Clayson and Sons, Harrold - ref. RDBP 1/307 - date: 7 November 1914
A2A

Alston family, formerly of The Tofte 82348
Alston family, formerly of The Tofte
Bedford R O DDX 781 NRA catalogue reference NRA 6970 1908-1915:

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Alexander is recorded as a son aged 7 scholar born MDX

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Alexander is recorded as a son single aged 27 in the Bank of England born St George Hanover Sq LND

Alexander married Muriel Marian Beatrice BLUNDELL. [4100], daughter of Rev Canon Thomas BLUNDELL. Rector of Halsall Lan [4101] and Adelaide ASTLEY [7603], on 12 Jul 1898 in St George Hanover Sq. Muriel was baptised on 15 Oct 1866 in St James Westminster London.

General Notes:
Court Circular.
The marriage of Mr Alexander R Alston, eldest son of Sir Francis Bielby Alston, and Lady Alston, with Muriel, eldest daughter of Canon and Mrs Blundell and niece of Colonel Blundell, M.P., took place yesterday at St George's Church, Hanover Square. The Dean of Durham performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev David Anderson. After the service the wedding Party reassembled at the residence of Colonel Blundell M.P., in Stratton Street, and in the course of the afternoon Mr and Mrs Alston left for Norway. The Princess of Wales gave the bridegroom an emerald, ruby, and sapphire stud set in diamonds.
The Times 30 July 1898

From an unnamed Social Paper:
At St. George's Church Hanover Square, Mr. Alexander Rowland Alston, eldest son of Sir Francis Beilby Alston , was married to Muriel, eldest daughter of Canon and Mrs. Blundell on Tuesday last week. The bride wore a gown of white embroidered with chiffon in a cloud design. The Court train, festooned from the centre of the back over ivory satin, was entirely Brussels lace, her mother's gift. She wore a crescent shape wreath of orange blossom and a Brussels lace veil, and instead of a bouquet, carried an ivory bound prayer book. The eight bridesmaids were attired in white gossamer, inserted all over with narrow ribbons. The skirts were make in the new shape and frilled to the waist at the back. The fichus, chemisettes and sashes were in white chiffon, and they wore Tuscan hats with ivory plumes and miroir velvet and bronze shoes. The bride's traveling gown was of pale grey Irish bengaline with cream insertions, a Charles I cape to match lined with quillings of white chiffon, and a grey Victorian hat shaded grey feathers and tulle.

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1865 F    i. Alexander Rose ALSTON [4102] was born on 27 May 1899.

+ 1866 F    ii. Adelaide Murial ALSTON [5708] was born about 1901 and died on 29 Jan 1942 aged about 41.

+ 1867 M    iii. Edward Rowland Milles ALSTON [5720] was born on 5 Sep 1902 in Ormskirk Lancashire.

+ 1868 F    iv. Rosemary ALSTON [5719] was born on 24 Jun 1904.


1555. Elca Rose ALSTON [4108] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Feb 1865 in Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND, was baptised on 8 Apr 1865 in St Stephen Rochester Row LND, died on 31 Jul 1889 in 15 Crawley Plc S.W. aged 24, and was buried on 3 Aug 1889 in Berkhamsted. The cause of her death was childbirth.

General Notes:
Elea Rose Alston
Marriage year1888
ParishSt Michael, Chester Square
Spouse's first name(s)Edward Constable Curtis
Westminster Marriages.

The Morning Post Wednesday November 7th 1888.
The marriage of Edward Constable Curtis, second son of Capt Constable Curtis, of the Hall Great Berkhampstead, and Elca Rose, eldest daughter of Sir Francis B Alston, KCMG Chief Clerk at the Foreign Office, took place in St Michael's Church Chester Square yesterday afternoon, in the presence of numerous relatives and personal friends. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Henry Constable Curtis, his brother, as best man. There were six bridesmaids - namely, Miss Nora and Miss Elca Alston, sisters of the bride; Miss Henrietta and Miss Lucy Curtis, sisters of the bridegroom; Miss M Eccles and Miss Honratia Stopford. The service was partly choral, the officiating clergy being the Dean of Winchester, uncle of the bride; the Rev Canon Fleming, Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen; and the Rev A Johnson, rector of Berkhampstead; Sir Francis Alston giving his daughter away.
After the ceremony Sir Francis and Lady Alston ceremony the wedding party at their residence in Eccleston Square, the company including her Royal Highness Princes Mary Adelaide, the Duke of Teck, Princes Victoria of Teck, the Turkish Ambassador, the Hawaiian Charge d Affairs, Lord Saville, Lord Truro, Sir James Fergusson, Sir Charles Lennox Wyke, Sir Julian and Lady Pauncefote, the Hon Robert and Mrs Lawley, the Hon Francis and Mrs Villiers, the Hon Terrence Blackwood, Sir George and Lady Dallas, Sir Rutherford and Lady Alcock, Lady Boston and Sir Percy Anderson, Sir Lewis and Lady Pelly, Sir Philip Currie, Sir George and Lady Bonham, Lady Selwyn Ibbetson, General Sir Daniel and Lady Lysons, Sir E and Lady Hirslet, General and Mrs Montcrieff, Colonial and Mrs Sydney Alston, Captain and Mrs Constable Curtis, Mrs C Constable Curtis, Mr and Mrs Rowland Alston, Mr and Mrs Bridges Tayor, Mr R Abdy, Mrs Hesketh Case, Mr A Alston, Mr B Alston, and others. About four o'clock the newly married pair left for Italy on their wedding tour.

The Times August 1 1889
Births.
On 31 July 1889 at 15 Crawley Place SW, the wife of Edward Constable Curtis, a daughter, stillborn.
Deaths.
On 31 July 1889 at 15 Crawley Place SW, Elsa Rose, dearly beloved wife of Edward Constable Curtis, and eldest daughter of Sir Francis Beilby Alston KCMG.

The Berkhamsted Times
August 9th 1889
Funeral of Mrs E Constable Curtis
The funeral of this lady, who died in London, took place on Saturday, at the picturesque little church at Broadway. The marriage of Mr Edward Constable Curtis took place not a year ago, under most interesting auspices, and his early bereavement has evoked much sympathy. The body was bought by rail to Berkhamsted, and was there received by Messrs Matthews, the undertakers, and conveyed to its quiet resting place, a hearse and three mourning carriages forming the cortege. The funeral service was conducted by Rev A F Birch and Rev A Johnson. The mourners included Sir Francis B Alston K.C.M.G. (father of the deceased), Capt Constable Curtis, Mr C Constable Curtis, Mr Alexander R Alston, Mr E G Alston, Mr Conyers Alston, Mr Frank Constable Curtis, Mr Henry Constable Curtis, and others. A great number of beautiful wreathes and crosses were sent by sympathising relatives and friends. In addition to those from the immediate relatives, there were wreaths sent by Mrs J G Williams (Pendley), Mr and Mrs Alfred Lucas, Mrs Smith Dorrien, Mrs A Tower (who also sent flowers), the household of the Hall, Mr C Mann and Miss Mann, Mr and Mrs Grace, the labouring men at the Hall, the labouring men's wives. Crosses were sent by Mr and Mrs Wille and the servants at 15 Cranley Place SW. The grave was lined with moss, studded with roses. The bereaved husband was deaply affected at the grave and the assistance of his father and brother was required. The coffin was of polished oak with massive brass furniture, and bore the following inscription: "Elca Rose wife of Edward Constable Curtis, who died 31st July 1889 aged twenty four years."

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Elca is described as a daughter aged 6 born MDX

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Elca is recorded as a daughter aged 16 Scholar born Eccleston Sq

Elca married Edward CONSTABLE CURTIS [4109], son of CONSTABLE CURTIS Capt. [6791], on 6 Nov 1888 in St Michaels Chester Sq. Edward was born on 13 Feb 1847.

General Notes:
Edward was of the Hall Birkhamstead, Herts. He was Uncle to Dorothy Fenn, and had a later family Mabel, Walter, and Winifred. Notes by Alston A Fenn.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1869 F    i. CONSTABLE CURTIS [6790] was born 31 Jul 1889 (stillborn) in 15 Crawley Plc S.W.


1556. Nora Frances ALSTON [4110] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Dec 1866 in St George Hanover Sq and was baptised on 27 Feb 1867 in St Stephen Westminster MDX.

General Notes:
Norah Francis Alston
Age Full
Marriage year1895
ParishSt Philip, Buckingham Palace Road
Spouse's name(s)Godfrey William Paget Mellor
Spouse's ageFull
ArchiveCity of Westminster Archives Centre

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Nora is recorded as a daughter aged 4 born MDX

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Nora is recorded as a daughter aged 14 a scholar born St George Hanover Sq

3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Norah is recorded as a daughter single aged 24 born St George Hanover Sq LND

Nora married Godfrey William Paget MELLOR [4111], son of Rt Hon. John William MELLOR M.P. [4112], on 24 Dec 1895 in St Phillip Buckingham Palace Rd LND.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1870 M    i. Wilfred MELLOR [4113] died in 1897 in Infancy.


1557. Sir Beilby Francis ALSTON G.B.E. K.C.M.G. C.B. P.C. [4103] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Oct 1868 in Enfield MDX, was baptised on 17 Feb 1869 in St Stephen Rochester Row LND, died on 26 Jun 1929 in London aged 60, and was buried in Sharnbrook Church BED.

General Notes:
Sir Beilby followed his father into the Foreign Office where he had a distinguished career.

Sir Beilby was a Knight Diplomat. Ref in Nat Register of Archives on line. PRO Archon Code 0066
Who's Who 1929; NCA Rules Biographical history Councillor of HM Legation, 1911-1912, and Charge d'affaires at Peking, 1913 and 1916-1917.

FOREIGN OFFICE 1900
STATEMENT OF SERVICES
ALSTON BEILBY FRANCIS,
Passed a competitive examination, and was appointed a Clerk in the Librarian's Department of the Foreign Office, July 8, 1890. Was appointed a Clerk in the Foreign Office, December 1, 1890. Was employed in the Legation at Copenhagen as an Acting 3rd Secretary in the Diplomatic Service from May 10 to August 25, 1895. Appointed Secretary to the British Plenipotentiaries at the Paris Copyright Conference, April, 1896. Was Acting 2nd Secretary at Buenos Ayres from October 11 1896, to November 18, 1897, during which time he acted as Charge d'Affaires from July 12 to August 2, 1897. Appointed Secretary to the British Representatives at the Sugar Conference in Brussels, May 26, 1898.

FOREIGN OFFICE 1930
STATEMENT OF SERVICES.
ALSTON, RT. HON. SIR BEILBY FRANCIS, K.C.M.G. C. B.,
Born October 8, 1868. Passed a competitive examination, and was appointed a Clerk in the Librarian's Department the Foreign Office: July 8, 1890. Appointed a Clerk in the Foreign Office, December 1, 1890. Employed in the Legation at Copenhagen as an Acting 3rd Secretary in the Diplomatic Service from May 10 to August 25, 1895. Appointed Secretary to the British Plenipotentiaries at the Paris Copyright Conference, April, 1896. Acting 2nd Secretary at Buenos Ayres from October 11, 1896, to November 18, 1897, during which time he acted as Charge d'Affaires from July 12 to August 2, 1897. Secretary to the British Representatives at the Sugar Conferences at Brussels in 1898 and in 1901-2. Attached to the Foreign Representatives at this Court who were specially accredited on the occasion of the Coronation of King Edward VII, 1902. Received the Coronation Medal Promoted to be an Assistant Clerk, July 30, 1903. Acting Senior Clerk from April 1, 1906, to June 30, 1907. Made a tour of inspection, in association with Sir Henry Austin-Lee, of the Consular Posts in France, November-December, 1906. Promoted to be a, Senior Clerk, July 1. 1907. Was in attendance on H.I.H. Prince Zai Suun of China on his visit to England with the Chinese Naval Mission, November-December, 1909; and on H.I.H. Prince Tsai Chen, Representative of China at the Coronation of King George V, June, 1911. Received the Coronation Medal, 1911. Appointed an Acting Counsellor of Embassy in the Diplomatic Service September 22, 1911. Secretary to H.S.H. Prince Alexander of Teck's Special Mission to attend the Coronation of the King of Siam, October-December, 1911. Employed in connection with an inquiry into the leases in British Concessions in China; Acting Counsellor at Peking from January to July, 1912. Also visited Japan. Resumed duty at the Foreign Office, September 30, 1912. Made a C.B., June 3, 1913. Again Acting Counsellor at Peking from May 3, 1913, and acted as Charge' d'Affaires there from June 6 to November 24, 1913: Again Acting Counsellor from June 17, 1916, and acted as Charge d'Affaires from November 16, 1916, to October 7, 1917. Was Deputy High Commissioner at Vladivostock from July, 1918, to March, 1919. Given the local and personal rank of a Minister Plenipotentiary while employed as Charge d'Affairs at Tokio from April 6, 1919, to April 1, 1920. Promoted to be Minister Plenipotentiary, September 8, 1919, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Peking March 1, 1920. Made a K.C.M.G., June 3, 1920, Transferred to Buenos Aires, September 1, 1922. Promoted to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Rio de Janeiro, October 12, 1925. Sworn a Privy Councillor, December 16, 1925.

The Times 29 June 1929 pg 14 col C.
Sir Beilby Alston.
British Ambassador in Brazil.
We regret to announce that the Rt Hon Sir Bielby Frances Alston, his Majesty's Ambassador Law in Brazil since 1925, died suddenly yesterday at Brown's Hotel, Dover Street at the age of 60.
The second son of the late Sir Francis Bielby Alston KCMG., who served in the Foreign Office from 1839 to 1890, he was brother of Colonel F. G. Alston, CMG., DSO., commanding the Scots Guards, and of Mr A. R. Alston, of The Tofte, Bedfordshire. He was also a brother of Lieutenant E. G. Alston, the Cold Stream Guards, Vice Consul in Nyasaland, who died of fever at an early age after distinguishing himself in this oppression of the slave trade In British Central Africa; and of Lieutenant R. E. Alston, The Royal Fusiliers, who died of pneumonia while serving in the expedition to Tibet in 1904.
Alston, who was born on October 8, 1868, was educated privately and took up his first appointment at the Foreign Office in July 1890, as a clerk in the Librarian's Department. In December of the same year he became a clerk in the Foreign Office itself, and so served until May, 1895, when he was sent to the Legation at Copenhagen as Acting Third Secretary. In April 1896, he was appointed secretary to the British Plenipotentiaries at the Paris Copyright Conference. He was next employed as Acting Second Secretary at Buenos Aires from October 1896, to November, 1897, acting as Charge d'Affaires from July 12 to August 2, 1897.
During the Sugar Conference in Brussels he was employed as secretary to the British Representatives in 1898 and again in 1901/2. At the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 he was attached to the Foreign Representatives. Promoted to an assistant clerkship in July 1903, he became an Acting Senior Clerk from April 1906 to June, 1907. During this time he made a tour of inspection, together with Sir Henry Austin Lee, of the Consular Posts in France. In July, 1907, he was again promoted to a senior clerkship. From this time until 1911 he was successively employed in attendance upon distinguished foreigners visiting this country, being attached to the Prince Tsai-Suun of China who headed the Chinese Naval Mission in 1909, and to Prince Tsai Suun, Chinese representative at the Coronation of King George in 1911. In September of the same year he was promoted to the rank of Acting Counsellor of Embassy, and when in October Prince Alexander of Teck went to attend the Coronation of the King of Siam, Alston accompanied the Mission as his secretary. He was very popular among his colleagues at the Foreign Office.
After some work in connection with an enquiry into the leases of British concessions in China, he became Acting Counsellor in Peking from January to July, 1912. Following a visit to Japan, he returned to the Foreign Office in September, 1912. He went back to Peking has Acting Counsellor in May, 1913. On June 6 of the same year he was made CB. He continued to serve in Peking, variously, as Acting Counsellor and as Charge d'Affaires in 1913 and 1916-17. His next appointment, Deputy High Commissioner at Vladivostok, came in July 1918, and lasted until 1919. Thereafter he was employed as Charge d'Affaires, with local and personal rank of Minister Plenipotentiary, a Tokyo from April 1919, to April 1920, and as Minister to China from 1920 to 1922. On June 3, 1920 he was made KCMG.
Owing to a persistent ill-health, which necessitated a three months respite from his duties, he was transferred to Buenos Aires in September, 1922, exchanging posts with Sir Ronald McLeay. In October 1925, he was promoted to be Ambassador at Rio de Janeiro. He was sworn of the Privy Council in December, 1925. In addition to the recognition by his own Government of his services, he received from China the Grand Cross of the Double Dragon, and was made Commander of the White Elephant of Siam.
Sir Bielby Alston married in 1900 Hilda, daughter of the late Major General Robert Gream, and had a son and a daughter. Lady Alston was created CBE.

ALSTON, Rt. Hon. Sir Beilby Francis (1868-1929) [Who Was Who May 2003]
Categories: Biography
Summary: Details: ALSTON, Rt. Hon. Sir Beilby Francis, PC 1925; GBE, 1929; KCMG, 1920; CB 1913; Ambassador to Brazil since 1925; born 8 October 1868; 2nd son of late Sir Francis Alston, KCMG, formerly of the Foreign Office; married Hilda, CBE, daughter of late Maj.-Gen. Robert Gream; one son one daughter. Education: privately and abroad. Work: Clerk in Foreign Office, 1890; Acting 3rd Secretary in Diplomatic Service at Copennagen, 1895; Secretary to British Plenipotentiaries at Paris Copyright Conference, 1896; Acting 2nd Secretary and Charge d'Affaires at Buenos Aires, 1896-1897; Secretary to British Representatives at Sugar Conferences at Brussels, 1898, 1901, and 1902; attached to Foreign Representatives at Coronation of King Edward VII, 1902; attached to Prince Tsaisuun of China on his mission to England, 1909; and to Prince Tsai-Chen, representative of the Emperor of China at the Coronation of King George V, 1911; in attendance on Prince and Princess Alexander of Teck at the Coronation of King Vajiravudh of Siam at Bangkok, December 1911; Councillor of HM Legation, 1911-1912, and Charge d'Affaires, at Peking, 1913, 1916-1917; Deputy High Commissioner Siberia, 1918-1919; Minister Plenipotentiary Tokyo, 1919-1920; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China, 1920-1922; Minister to the Argentine Republic and Paraguay, 1923-1925. Foreign Orders---Grand Cross of Double Dragon of China, 1909; Commander of White Elephant of Siam, 1911. Address: British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clubs: Travellers', Bath. Died: 28 June 1929
Ref: Know UK CD
ALSTON, Rt Rev. Arthur Fawssett, MA; born Sandgate, Kent, 30 Alston, Sir Beilby Francis (1868-1929) Knight Diplomat 151923
correspondence related to China and the Far East, correspondence with Lord Hardinge, letters to Sir John Jordan letters to GE Morrison
Date range: 1868 - 1929.Source: National Register of Archives (NRA, local and private archives)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service:
Alston Family of Sharnbrook
Catalogue Ref. X 781
Creator(s): Alston family of Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Legal documents of the Alston Family of the Tofte, Sharnbrook
FILE [no title] - ref. X 781/78 - date: 19 June 1934
Death Certificate for Sir Beilby Francis Alston, aged 60.
A2A

ALSTON, Rt. Hon. SIR
BEILBY F., K.C.M.G., C.B.
(1868-1929): Acting Senior Clerk, Consular Department, Foreign Office,
1906-1907; Senior Clerk, Far East Department, Foreign
Office, 1907-1916; Acting Counsellor, Embassy, China,
1912, 1913-1914 and 1916-1917; Minister to China, 1920-1922;
Minister to Argentina, 1922-1925; Ambassador to Brazil,
1925-1927
Ref: http://www.gulabin.com/britishdiplomatsdirectory/pdf/britishdiplomatsdirectory.pdf

Research Notes:
Refer Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beilby_Alston

Image photograph courtesy of family of J B Alston 2005.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Beilby is described as a son aged 2 born Enfield MDX

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Beilby is recorded as a son single aged 22 Clerk in the Foreign Office born Enfield MDX

Beilby married Lady Hilda Cecile Georgina GREAM [7340], daughter of Maj. Gen. Robert Neville GREAM [7587] and Lucy Emilia [7588], on 19 May 1900 in Bridge nr Canterbury KEN. Hilda was born on 9 Dec 1873 in Umballa Calcutta India, was baptised on 10 Dec 1873 in Umballa India, and died on 19 Mar 1945 aged 71.

General Notes:
ALSTON, Lady (d. 1945) [Who Was Who May 2003]
Categories: Biography
Summary: Details: ALSTON, Lady, CBE 1920; (Hilda), daughter of late Maj.Gen. Robert Gream; married 1900, Rt Hon. Sir Beilby Francis Alston . . . . .

Image by McEvoy courtesy A Benda 2005.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1871 F    i. Lucy Evelyn ALSTON [7589] was born on 4 Apr and died in Jan 1992.

+ 1872 M    ii. Thomas St.John Beilby ALSTON [4478] was born on 24 Jun 1903 in London, was baptised on 23 Jul 1903 in St John Wilton Rd. London SW1, died on 24 Jul 1981 aged 78, and was buried in St Marys Stopham SSX.

1558. Avice Therese ALSTON [4115] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Mar 1870, was baptised on 1 May 1870 in St Stephen Rochester Row LND, and died on 20 Jul 1870.


1559. Lieut. Edward Gardiner ALSTON [4104] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Aug 1871 in Epsom SRY and died on 14 Apr 1897 in Blantyre British Central Africa aged 25. The cause of his death was fever.

General Notes:
Edward was educated at Rugby, the school newspaper The Meteor 9 Feb 1889 reports:
The following promotions have been made:- . . . . .To be Corporals Private E G Alston . . . . .
Edward was later accepted to Sandhurst as an Infantry Cadet, his entry examination marks as published in the Times 8 Jan 1890 was 7609. The entry marks ranged from 10456 to 6939. He served with the Coldstream Guards with distinction in suppressing the slave trade in British Central Africa and was Vice Consul for Nyasaland.

Lieutenant Alston
To the Editor of The Times
Sir, The brilliant successes lately achieved by Lieutenant Alston against Mwasi's forces remind one that, when all is said and done, the public schools of England afford the best training to our officers. Just as Waterloo, according to the Duke of Wellington's famous saying, was won on the playing fields of Eton, so I made the School Close at Rugby claim a share in Lieutenant Alston's Victorino's doings.
For it was on Old Big Side, name dear to countless Rugbeians, that E. G. Alston, a member of the school football 15 learnt that dash which enabled him some seven years later to carry the stockades of the slave raiding chiefs in Central Africa.
Yours &c.,
A. E. Donkin
Rugby,Feb 8.
The Times 10 February 1896 pg 7 col E

To the Editor of The Times
Mr A. E. Donkin writes from Rugby School, under date May 8: "Some 15 months ago you were good in aft to insert a short letter from me referring to Lieutenant Alston's achievements against the slave raiding chiefs of British Central Africa, whose power he took a very prominent part in breaking. The sad news just received of his death at Blantyre from fever (which appears to have been specially severe in the district) has come with terrible suddenness to his relatives and many friends and schoolfellows in England. Even Lieutenant Alston the Protectorate had a most promising young officer, and by his death a most useful and very possibly a brilliant career has been cut short, while another name has to be added to the list of those Rugbeians who have met, in a distant land, an untimely death in their country's service.
The Times 10 May 1897.

The Late Mr Edward Alston.
To the Editor of The Times.
Sir: Your correspondant, Mr Donkin, has forestalled me in calling attention to the loss England in Africa has sustained by the death of Mr Edward G. Alston, the recently appointed Vice Consul for South Nyasa. I wish, however, to obtain some further particulars from the Foreign Office before writing anything on the subject. This special work in which we have been engaged north of the Zambezi and South of Tanganyika during the last eight years has not, happily, been attended by the same death roll which has sobered our exultation over similar Imperial enterprises in West and East Africa; but we have nevertheless had to mourn the loss of idea in warfare or from the accidents and diseases characteristic of a savage country and an equatorial climate of several distinguished servants of their country. The last of these 24 and not the least noteworthy, is Mr Edward Alston, who died from fever at Blantyre on April 14 after nearly 3 years service in British Central Africa.
Mr Alston, formerly a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, was selected in 1894 for employment in the Central African protectorate. He was at the time about 24 years of age. For two years he served as an officer in the military force raised for the purpose of repelling the attacks of the Zulu and Mahomedan slave raiding chiefs who for three quarters of a century past have treated the countries bordering on Nyasa and Tanganyika as a great slave reserve. Mr Alston first distinguished himself in the campaign against the North Nyasa Arabs. He formed part of a force under Lieutenant H. Coape Smith, who carried out the investiture of Mlozi's stronghold. Mr Alston seized a coign of vantage only 20 yards from the loopholed stockade and held to it for 2 and a half days with bulldog tenacity till Mlozi's town was taken. During all this time he was without proper supplies of food, without shelter from the pouring rain, and but scantily shielded from the enemy's fire. His own forces rifle practice, however, inflicted severe loss on his assailants, and prevented their effecting a successful sortie in that direction. It was eventually from a Lieutenant Alston's advanced post that a successful attempt was made to scale the walls, and Alston was one of the first to enter the Arab town.
Subsequently he was sent with an English sergeant major named Dave Morley Devoy to assist Mr Swann in repelling an attack on the settlements of Kotakota by a powerful combination of Angoni-Zulus,Yaos, and Arabs. Lieutenant Alston, at the head of a force of 150 Sikh and Negro soldiers and 5000 not very trustworthy "Irregulars" defeated and dispersed a force brought against him of nearly 20,000 "Warriors" among whom the Arabs and Yaos fought tenaciously. On this occasion large supplies of gunpowder were captured and many important prisoners were taken, including Saidi Mwazunga (the murderer of Dr Boyce and Mr M'Ewan), and nearly 400 chiefs or headmen. Since this victory the peace of the Marimba District has remained undisturbed, and slave trading has entirely ceased.
Lieutenant Alston was then dispatched by me to South Eastern Nyasaland, to what had been Zarafi's country, to endeavour to put an end to the slave raiding their. Briefly, it may be said he was entirely successful he captured the slave raiders, defended the passes by fine masonry fortifications of his own design; and where there was 15 months ago a dead populated wilderness is now a native community of 10,000 souls dwelling in security. His work in this direction attracted so much attention that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs recently appointed Mr Alston to be Vice Consul for South Nyasa at the recommendation of the Acting Commissioner, Mr Sharp. His death has caused the deepest regret amongst Europeans, Sikhs, and natives in British Central Africa. To those that did not know him this eulogy may appear strained; to those that did it will be the inadequate acknowledgement of great services cheerfully rendered.
Fortunately for our country, many men of Alston's type have died in her service or are working for her interests at the present day in India, in all parts of Africa, or in the home garrisons. It must be a source of satisfaction to those who survey the Queens Empire from a lofty and a friendly standpoint that her Majesty can command the services of such agents - brave, bright, clever, and clean lived men; but when they occasionally fall untimely by the way we, who see them more closely at work, may very well give expression to a purely human and in discriminating regret that such victims should be claimed even in the most justifiable crusade.
I am &c.,
H. H. Johnston, H. M. Commissioner.
The Times 13 May 1897

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
28 Nov 1896
Truly, ex Africa semper aliquid novi, to quote from Pliny a pregnant saying familar to the present day schoolboy, it is to be feared, rather as the motto of one of Mr. Rider Haggard's title pages than as the dictum of a Latin historian. The Latest news from British Central Africa is to the effect that Lieutenant E. G. Alston, an officer attached to Fort Mangoche, has, at the head of a force of but one hundred and ten men, surprised and captured a town owning a population of some fifty thousand. The Yao chief, Katuri, whose realm lies to the north of Mangoche, has for some time past been giving trouble by his raids into the district immecliately east of Fort Johnston, and early in September some of his men carried off from the very gardens of the fort of Mangoche a number of women, including he wives of several of the native garrison.
The Times 13 May 1897 pg 12 col D

Daily Graphic, Feb. 17th 1900.
In the various engagements with the natives which took place in British Central Africa in 1894-96, a sable collie bitch, of the name of " Flora," the property of the late Lieut. Ed. G. Alston, of the Coldstream Guards, always marched at the head of the column, with a collie dog named "Don", and these on going into action invariably undertook their share by barking and showing their teeth to the enemy. "Don" died of fever, and was buried with all honour at Zomba Camp, but "Flora" returned to England, and was presented with a small silver medal, by private subscription, for distinguished conduct in the field.
Alstoniana Pg 299

1894 - 1896 diaries of EG Alston (1871-1897) Repository National Archives of Zimbabwe Record Reference - AL 4. See HMC Private papers of British diplomats 1782-1900, 1985 p2.

Alston, Edward Gardiner (1871-1897) Vice Consul in South Nyasa
GB/NNAF/P147986 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P490)
National Archives of Zimbabwe Reference - AL4 see HMC Private papers of British diplomats 1782-1900, 1985


ADMINISTRATION of the Effects of Edward Gardner Alston of 69 Eccleston Sq MDX who died 14 April 1897 at Blantyre British Central Africa was granted Alexander Rowling Alston Esq. Proved 1 January 1898 for L2612 18s 7d.
National Probate Calendar.

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Edward is recorded as a son aged 9 a scholar born Epsom SRY

1560. Col. Conyers William ALSTON [4105] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Feb 1873 in St George Hanover Sq, was baptised on 3 Apr 1873 in St Michael Chester Sq LND, and died on 11 May 1934 in King Edward VII Hospital LND aged 61.

General Notes:
Alston Conyers William, born in London, 1st of February 1873; 4s Sir Francis Bilby Kt. Queens, matric, 27 October, 1891, aged 18, from Rugby.
Oxford Men and Their Colleges.

Conyers was a compeditive cyclist in his youth

The South African Heavy Artillery were on the Western Front in 1916 for the Battle of Mount Sorrell outside Ypres. Conyers its Commander, was badly wounded in this action.
http://www.mountsorrel.org.uk/about/history/battlej.html
Ref: Hoehler Carl

Alston Conyers William. Corps. S.A.H.A., Roy: Fus: Lt. Col.
War Medals: Victory, British, Star, to be issued by S Africa Authy. Miny. NW/5/8168
AO/760. Address: C/o Messrs Drummond, 49 Charing Cross 15.9.20.
WWI Medal Rolls 1914-1920.

Conyers and his wife travelled 1st Class on the P&O ship Garth Castle from Cape Town to London arriving 3 July 1926. His UK address is given as C/o Drummond & Co.49 Charing Cross London. He is recorded as, aged 53 as was his wife Jane Madeline, a farmer, a resident of South Africa.
Ref: TNA Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960

Conyers and his daughter Diana aged 21 travelled 1st Class on the German ship Ubena from Cape Town to London arriving 3 October 1933. His UK address is given as 21 Belgrave Rd SW1 London. He is recorded as, aged 60, Military, a resident of South Africa.
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OBITUARY
The Times 16 May 1934 pg 18 col C.
Colonel Alston
Colonel Conyers William Alston, who died last week at the age of 61, at King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers, Grosvenor Crescent, after an operation, was the fourth son of the late Sir Francis Bielby Alston, of the Foreign Office. He enlisted in the ranks, obtained a commission and during the South African War was for some time in command of an independent section of guns, being afterwards appointed to the Headquarters Staff. At the end of that war he settled in the Eastern Transvaal as a farmer, but when the Great War broke out returned to duty. In 1915 he was given the command of a South African Heavy Artillery Battery which was preparing for service in France, and from there he was appointed to the command of the 72nd (Griqualand West) Battery, South African Heavy Artillery. He commanded this battery at Ypres and in 1916 was severely wounded. Afterwards he was posted to Alexandria as Permanent President of Courts Martial, joining the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and later he was placed in command of the Officer's Retraining Depot. He was mentioned in dispatches by Lord Allenby, and was awarded the Order of the Nile by the King of Egypt. Afterwards he was gazetted Honorary Colonel of the Cape Field Artillery. At the close of the war he returned to South Africa and settled in the Banhoek Valley at Stellenbosch, where he devoted a great deal of his time to the interests of ex Servicemen. For a number of years he was a member of St Dunstan's Aftercare Fund for South African blinded soldiers.

The Times 19 May 1934 pg 14 col E.
Colonel Conyers Alston.
Sir Charles Grant Robertson writes:
Conyers Alston of whom an obituary notice appeared in The Times on Wednesday, was the son of Sir Francis Bielby Alston, of the Foreign Office. Educated at Rugby and the Queens College Oxford, he served in the South African War, the first in the Bucks Yeomanry and then in the RA. He returned to South Africa as a settler in 1903, and on the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 was given command of the Artillery Training Depot at the Cape. With Colonel Rose he raised the S.A.H.A. and came to the European front in August 1915. Severely wounded at Ypres, he served for 2 1/2 years in Egypt in command (as Lieutenant Colonel) of the Mustapha Depot and the camp at Sidi Bishr. He returned to South Africa in 1921 and took up fruit farming near Stellenbosch, and at once resumed a prominent and energetic part in public work, particularly in such organisations as the St Dunstan's Committee and the British Empire Service League, as the President of the War Star Club and the Farmers Association, and in varied political activities. He was an official representative of South Africa at the unveiling of the Delville Wood Memorial, gave the address at the memorial service in Cape Town, and as honorary colonel of the Cape Force Artillery unveiled the Artillery Memorial in Cape Town.
Throughout his life his friendship to all who knew him was a perpetual inspiration. His charm of manner, his simplicity and integrity, his belief in a great British tradition of service, won for him a notable position in South Africa. Although he lost both an eye and an arm in the War, and his health was seriously undermined, he refused to give in, and continued to carry on with more success and courage than most men in good health. His death will be widely mourned in South Africa, for, indeed, he was a very gallant Christian gentleman. Noblesse oblige was in practice his principal throughout a life of high endeavour and unflinching obedience to duty.

Alston Conyers William of Seven Rivers Stellenbosch Cape Provinces South Africa died 11 May 1934 at 17 Grosvenor-crescent Belgrave-square Middlesex Probate London 18 December to Madeline Alston widow
Effects L1453 16s 9d
Ref: National Probate Calendars

Research Notes:
Images Courtesy of Carl Hoehler researcher of the S.A.H.A. 2011.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Conyers is recorded as a son aged 8 a scholar born St George Hanover Sq

Conyers married Jane Madeline McEACHARN [4117], daughter of John McEACHARN [11692] and Jane E [11693], on 25 Mar 1905. Jane was born about 1873, died on 9 Feb 1958 aged about 85, and was buried on 14 Feb 1958 in Sharnbrook Church.

General Notes:
The Census entry is not proven to Madeline.

Madeline may have been the Madeline Alston the widely published author of books on South Africa.

British Phone Books, Ancestry.
Mrs Conyers Alston
Address:Home Close Medstead Hampshire
Exchange:Medstead, No 3157
Directory Title:Essex/ East Suffolk/ East Hertfordshire / Norwich/ Cambridge / South Midland / Guildford / Canterbury / Brighton/ Tunbridge Wells
Publication Year:1938
Directory County:Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk
Page Number:8

Mrs Conyers Alston
Address:Home Close Medstead
Exchange:Medstead No 3157
Directory Title:Southend-on-Sea / Colchester / Norwich / Cambridge / Bedford / Oxford / Reading / Guildford / Tunbridge Wells / Canterbury / Brighton Jan
Publication Year:1946
Directory County:Essex, Norfolk, Cambridge, Bedford, Oxford, Berkshire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex
Page Number:6

England Deaths Index.
Alston Jane M aged 85 Gosport Ref: 6b 379

Research Notes:

A bibliography of White Southern African women writers 1800-1940.(Bibliography)
ALSTON, Madeline (1874-1948). From the Heart of the Veld. By Madeline Alston. London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: John Lane Company, 1916. Bod. 20749 e. 190. BL 010094.de.1.GPL.
--. From an Old Cape Homestead. London: John Lane, 1929. Bod. 620.12r.110. BL 012352.b.53. GPL.
--. Wanderings of a Bird Lover in Africa. By Madeline Alston. With a foreword by the Right Hon. the Earl of Clarendon, P.C., G.C.M.G. With coloured frontispiece and pencil drawings by Moubray Leigh. London: London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1937.Bod. 1896166.e.3. BL 7286. ppp.26. GPL.
--. Sunbirds and Jacarandas. A Bird Lover in Rhodesia. [With plates.] Cape Town and Johannesburg: Juta & Co., 1951. BL 7288.i. GPL.
http://business.highbeam.com/2106/article-1G1-131780183/bibliography-white-southern-african-women-writers-18001940

Other Records

1. Census: Scotland, 1881, Rosebank Dunoon & Kilmun Argyll. Madeline is recorded as Jane M a daughter aged 8 a scholar born Glasgow SCT

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1873 F    i. Madeline Rose ALSTON [4118] was born on 7 May 1910 in Pretoria SA and died on 29 Jun 2000 in Wallingford OXF aged 90.

+ 1874 F    ii. Diana Isabel Catherine ALSTON [4119] was born on 17 May 1912 in South Africa and died in Jan 1999 in Northamptonshire aged 86.


1561. Capt Rowland Ernest ALSTON [4106] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Jun 1874, was baptised on 15 Jul 1874 in St Michael Pimlico MDX, died on 28 May 1904 in Tibet aged 29, and was buried in Chumbi Valley. The cause of his death was pneumonia.

General Notes:
Rowland also went to Rugby, he was in Mr Donkin's House, he later served with the 3rd Bedfordshire Reg, then Royal Fusiliers.

Colin Fenn writes 2008.
I've been looking into the British Invasion of Tibet 100 years ago, and came across this reference to an Alston in the Royal Fusiliers. Do you recognise the man? If so let me know & I'll forward you the rest of the article and an essay I'm writing about the campaign.

"Chumbi, 100 miles from Lebong was reached in ten marches, although at The Jelap La Pass the altitude was over 14000 feet. Almost continuous rain meant that the men rarely arrived in camp in dry clothes, which added to the risk of illness. Fitness was tested severely, although very few men reported sick. Lieutenant Alston was taken ill with severe mountain sickness, which was aggravated by acute pneumonia, and he died on May 28th. at Chumbi. "

The British Empire's Invasion of Tibet 1902-4
By Colin R Fenn
Exactly one century ago several thousand British and Indian troops forced their way into Lhasa, a city that had been closed to outsiders for a century. To get there they camped in winter snow at high altitude, and fought some of the highest land battles ever. For each soldier there were five porters and ten donkeys, mules, ponies, yaks, buffaloes, or camels shuttling supplies and fodder over frozen passes up to 17,000' high. The invasion of Tibet represented the last great Imperial adventure of the British Empire.

Background:
Throughout the 19th century a Cold War was fought between Britain and Russia over the Indian frontiers and Asian steppes. British players of the "Great Game" had watched with concern as Russia had extended its empire to the borders of Afghanistan throughout the 19th century, and had built railways that could rapidly move its armies almost to the borders of India. The game developed as Russia and Britain in turn tried to infiltrate explorers and spies across the buffer zones of Asia, including Tibet. At the start of the 20th Century Tibet was supposedly a protectorate of China and had been closed to the West for many generations. Neighbouring Sikkim was at that time a - nominally - independent monarchy, although both London and Lhasa believed it to be under their own protection. Plans for a British Imperial diplomatic mission to Lhasa in 1886 had been stonewalled by Tibet, and then abandoned after Chinese intervention. But while no-one else intervened, the British Empire was content to leave Tibet alone. Meanwhile a dozen British, French, and Russian explorers had ventured into Lhasa, but were all captured, killed, tortured or sent back. Indian pundits and Japanese adventurers had some success at infiltrating in disguise and mapping the major features of the country but only at great personal risk. The Royal Geographical Society in London awarded medals to many of these adventurers - even to the Russian explorers. But Britain was not prepared to ignore Tibet when she moved her troops through the border pass at Jelep La and into the north of Sikkim. The British Empire fought 3 short engagements and pushed the Tibetans back over the pass as far as the small Tibetan village of Chumbi, leaving 200 dead behind in return for only a few wounded. To resolve the problem an Anglo-Tibetan trade agreement was struck, and Sikkim formally became a British protectorate with a British Political Officer, John Claude White, assigned to the Sikkimese Court. But by 1901 the Viceroy of Imperial India, Lord Curzon of Hardinge, was concerned that Tibet was feting Russian influence, and would become a new threat to the stability of India's borders. Newspaper reports told of the travels of Khambo Agvan Dorzhiev, a Buddhist from Mongolian Buryiat and an envoy of the Dalai Lama who visited the Tsar. Over the next three years British intelligence1 brought back a stream of reports that this man had appeared in many places, peddling Russian influence and weapons and inciting the Tibetans against the Chinese and British. Curzon contacted the Chinese court, who became alarmed at the prospect of trouble on the borders of their sphere of influence. It sent out a replacement for its ineffectual Amban in Tibet, but because of obstruction and inefficiency it took 14 months before he could take up the post. Meanwhile Curzon had written to the Dalai Lama to resolve the dispute directly, but became slighted and suspicious when his letters were returned unopened. It is possible that they never reached the Dalai Lama, as he had been on a spiritual retreat for several years. In the summer of 1902 the Commander in Chief of India, Sir Power Palmer, was ordered to send 200 riflemen of the 8th Gurkhas to the north of Sikkim so they could map the Tibetan border and evict any encroaching Tibetans they found2. Although successful, they reported that the Tibetans were obstructive and would not engage in formal communications with them.

Preparing the Mission to Tibet:
Curzon had already met a young British Political Officer called Francis Younghusband who shared similar views about the conduct of the Great Game. So when Curzon was looking for someone to re-establish relations with and if necessary, punish the Tibetans he thought of Younghusband, who had had proved himself a competent explorer and a resilient character after the siege of Chitral, and was now looking for a new assignment after stagnating in a series of administrative appointments in Rajputana. Younghusband had already gained a reputation from his expeditions over the mountains of Hunza, when he had chance encounters with Russian Cossacks. He too was an exponent of the "Forward School" a British Russophobe, who believed in a forceful military strategy across the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountains. He left Curzon confident that he had a mandate to enter a short distance into Tibet to force them to negotiate, but not to go as far as Lhasa not immediately, anyway. There were a number of political considerations to bear in mind; Prime Minister Balfour in London was in the process of falling out with his old school friend Curzon, and preferred the Imperial maxim of "Masterly Inactivity". But Curzon was able to muster enough support from London to raise a force, although his Army officers were disappointed to find out that this would be toned down to the status of a "Mission", and not a formal "Expedition" that would automatically merit a military campaign medal. British Army lists frequently showed officers on leave or "shooting expeditions" in Russia and its Asian Empire, a euphemism for spying. Hopkirk has suggested that Ekai Kawaguchi, a Japanese infiltrator at the Dalai Lama's court, was also feeding information back to India to Iggulden. Song reports that Tibetans were forced out of the way with whips. Younghusband gathered together a set of important local dignitaries to support his Mission, including the Kumar of Sikkim and two other Political Officers: Frederick O'Connor, one of the few Tibetan speakers in the Army, and John Claude White, the long-serving and imperious PO of Sikkim. To make sure his Mission made an impact he asked for an escort of troops and an entourage.
The camp at Khamba Dzong: Initially Younghusband took the mission through the northern border of Sikkim where the frontier line had been disputed. He wished to attract the attention of senior Tibetans and the Chinese Amban at nearby Khamba Dzong on the Tibetan side of the border. (Tibetan administrative regions were normally controlled from Dzongs, garrisoned mountain or hill-forts, sometimes written Jong. Many of these dated back to more turbulent times, 500 years ago or more.) He was accompanied by a vanguard of 200 sepoys from the 23rd Pioneers under Captain Bethune, with another 300 following behind, supported by yaks and mules. However, Younghusband had received a telegram from the Viceroy at Simla ordering him not to advance into Tibetan territory until the delegates were waiting there. He chose to interpret this as applying to him only, and so, on 4th July 1903 he sent the rest of the force over the 17,000 ft pass at Kangra La, accompanied by White and O'Connor. Although there was a small scuffle when the troops went over the pass, within 3 days the force had set up its tents near the hill fort at Khamba Dzong. Younghusband followed on 18th July, where he was introduced to the local officers, two deputies of the lay Ministers ("Shapes") from Lhasa, and Prefect Ho Kuang Hsi, the sickly Chinese Resident's deputy from the major town of Shigatse. After listening to Younghusband recount the Empire's grievances the Lhasa delegates refused to receive any documents and then shunned him. Privately Ho admitted to his embarrassment at his lack of authority, this being the first time for decades that a Dalai Lama had survived into adulthood (the previous Dalai Lamas had died conveniently young, so that Tibet could be conveniently governed by a Chinese-appointed Regent.) Two Europeans in the pay of the Chinese government also arrived; Ernest Wilton of the Consular Service in Shanghai and Captain Parr, a translator and commissioner of the Yatong Customs Service. Parr was also convinced that Russia was sending materiel and troops into Tibet. All this time the Dzongpon (local district fort commander) profitably supplied the Mission with fodder and supplies, and was apparently pleased at this new source of income (although he complained that he could not charge the Chinese or Lhasa delegations). During the rest of July and August small teams were sent out from the Mission to hunt, map and identify grazing, fuel, and water supplies, and to gather intelligence; through this means they heard of a garrison of 250 troops at Phari Dzong to the south east, 500 at Dingri Dzong in the west, and the mustering of 2000-3000 troops near Shiagtse to the 3 Now a.k.a. "Xigaze" north, and calculated that Tibet could field a total of 6000 low grade troops and about 20,000 monks capable of bearing arms. Meanwhile the Mission's camp at Kamba Dzong was fortified with barbed wire, 4' high stone breastworks and a ditch. A wire was strung out to the Empire's highest telegraphic station at Kamba Dzong. Although the senior Tibetans guessed at the purpose of the telegraph wires, naive onlookers were told it was a string to help the Mission find their way home.The 23rd Pioneers under Colonel Macdonald of the Royal Engineers were assigned to the force in northern Sikkim to work on improvements to the mule tracks and to give visible support the Mission4. By September, conditions had deteriorated in several ways. Before the first snowfalls there had been a welcome issue of thick blankets, sheepskin poshteen coats, padded trousers, Gilgit boots, vests, and cardigans, plus balaclavas for the officers and Gurkhas. Even though a Lama had now joined the list of Tibetan delegates, no Tibetan was prepared to make a decision, and both sides remained un-reconciled. Younghusband gave orders to eject those few Tibetans still in the disputed border area and to seize Tibetan cattle to the value of 2000 Rupees as an indemnity when two Sikkimese "traders" under British protection were abducted. The Chinese were also becoming anxious their new Amban, Yu Tai, was still held up en-route to Lhasa, and the local Tibetans were refusing him supplies. He wrote home that the three Shapes from the big monasteries were guiding Tibet towards war. Younghusband became increasingly fractious, and sent PO White back to Sikkim, where he spent the rest of the campaign. Younghusband and the Viceroy were becoming increasingly exasperated with the Tibetans, and were starting to spoil for a fight. The Nepalese Prime Minister Maharaja Chandra Shamsher Jang sent letters to Lhasa recommending co-operation, and showed support to the Mission by sending more yaks. However the beasts never arrived, as the first herd was scattered by Tibetans, while the drivers of the second herd gave up after several men froze to death on the mountain passes. In November 1903 Viceroy Curzon wrote of this "attack" on the yaks as "an overt act of hostility". Meanwhile support for action in London had resulted in King Edward VIII privately recommending a more aggressive approach6. In exasperation, on December 12th 1903 Lt Col Brander withdrew the whole force from Khamba Dzong. On the same day Younghusband appeared at the head of a much larger aggressive force that advanced over the pass at Jelep La and into the southern tip of Tibet. 4 TSO 5 Many modern sources believe these "traders" were pundits used to reconnoitre the area ahead. 6 OIOC, Mss Eur C313/38

The advance into the Chumbi Valley:
The 14,390 ft southern pass at Jelep La was icy but un-seasonally clear of snow when the enlarged Mission's advance column traversed it carrying three day's supplies. It was formed of 6 coys of the 23rd Pioneers and 4 coys. 8th Gurkhas, four artillery pieces, a pair of machine guns from the Norfolk Regiment, and half a coy. Sappers and Miners, and was followed the next day by a long supply line of coolies, yaks, and ponies. Although the distance was only 5 miles horizontally, the first march required an ascent of 2000 feet and a descent of almost 5000 feet, taking up most of the day and part of the night (equivalent to descending the South Rim of the Grand Canyon!) The nearby Sikkimese town of Gnatong was used as an advanced base for the lines of communications by Macdonald, who closely followed the advance with more ammunition and supplies. During the summer the new C-in-C India, Lord Kitchener, had agreed with the Viceroy to supply Younghusband with an initial military contingent of about 3000 fighting men under the control of McDonald7: 23rd Sikh Pioneers (8 coys.) including their 2 Maxim machine guns 32nd Sikh Pioneers (8 coys.) including their 2 Maxim machine guns 8th Gurkhas (6 coys.) including two 1860-vintage 7 pdr. RM portable guns nicknamed "Bubble" and "Squeak" N0 7 Mountain Battery of Royal Artillery: 1 section with two 10 pdr. screw guns N0 3 Coy. Bengal Sappers and Miners N0 12 Coy. Madras Sappers and Miners Norfolk Regiment: 1 detachment of 2 Maxim machine guns8 Initially a total of 50 men were drafted from 23rd, 32nd Sikhs and 8th Gurkhas and trained as Mounted Infantry on 12-13 hand supply ponies. More were trained and eventually formed into the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mounted Infantry coys, of 108 men each. Mounted infantry Improvised from Sikh and Gurkha units using supply ponies (Landon) The support and lines of communication included: 7 Iggulden. MacDonald received a Brevet Rank of Brigadier General for this Mission. 8 Iggulden suggestes the Norfolks were selected in November 1903 as a "token" British Army contingent. 1 section British and 4 sections Native Field Hospitals. Later in the campaign this was expanded to 12 Field hospitals and one base hospital. There were also sections of military police, post office, and telegraph; the signals sections being drafted from several other regiments, including the Rifle Brigade, Royal Sussex and Devon Regiments. An enormous Coolie Corps was raised in Sikkim for the expedition (put at 8-10,000 men and several hundred women9). In addition to the flocks of sheep kept for fresh meat, at various places they used 10,900 donkeys, mules and ponies, 9,225 Nepalese yaks and Indian buffaloes, and 6 camels for transport10. (Soon many of these animals suffered from disease: only 40 or so yaks survived anthrax, rinderpest, and pneumonia, while foot and mouth eventually killed most of the buffaloes). At high-altitude the Mission was reliant on thousands of human baggage carriers, who sometimes had to be cajoled and tricked to overcome desertion and superstitious fears. Pack Yak and its handler The yak is harnessed to an ekka, a dismantlable light Indian cart (Candler) The force was unopposed and marched north through the southern-most valley of Tibet, passing unopposed through Yatung, Rinchengong, Chumbi and up the river Ammo11 until they entered the un-garrisoned fort at Phari Dzong, 40 miles north of the border pass. It was thought this occupation was unopposed because the main Tibetan army was not expecting any action in the southern valleys 12. The troops were received cordially, the local villagers happily sold them supplies and grazing until three monks were seen to arrive from Lhasa and gave orders that forbade anyone trading with the Mission. Nonetheless, they passed a tolerable Christmas day here, with the officer's mess tables groaning under a full complement of turkeys, hams, and puddings, the event marred only by the champagne, flat because of the cold. As these monks still refused to meet the Mission, on 8-9th January 1904 an increasingly frustrated Younghusband took an advanced column of 300 men (including 4 coys 23rd Pioneers, 20 Madras Sappers, a 7 pdr., and the Norfolk's machine gun section, under Lt Col Hogge.) to a further camp spot at 15,000' at Tuna13, a hard march of 15 miles against 9 Iggulden (8,000), Hopkirk (10,000) 10 French 11 modern "Torsa Chuu" 12 Ottley 13 aka "Thuna" a headwind of flying ice splinters, and over the 15,700' pass at Tang La. It was here, in a wind-swept valley between 24,000' high snow-capped peaks, that he chose to wait for the Tibetan delegation. The Mission waited for three months at Tuna. During this time mounted reconnaissance went up to the mountain passes and identified a camp of 2,000 Tibetans 12 miles to the north-west, including 600 at the village of Guru; most of the Tibetan force had matchlock muskets or spears, which were less susceptible to the harsh conditions. Their movements were communicated by heliograph back to Tuna. Fortunately neither side had martial intentions, as the Mission had discovered their rifles were prone to seizing due to thickening of the gun oil. Men stripped and slept with their gun mechanisms to try to stop them freezing, while the machine gun crews poured rum into the barrel casings as an anti-freeze (mixed with kerosene to make it undrinkable) 14. The Post Office telegraphic section suffered dozens of cases of frostbite as they followed behind, stringing cable between poles. The fortified camp of the Mission who preferred to sleep in their tents near a river, rather than the few local vermin-infested huts heated by open yak dung fires - remained here until 31st March 1904, through snowfalls, winds, electrical storms, and days when the temperature stayed below freezing. The men grew beards which were soon coated in ice. Although the snows were late that year, night time temperatures could drop dramatically, reaching -41.5 O F on one occasion. Most of the camp developed coughs, and over time several men died of pneumonia. However, Colonel Younghusband and "Retiring Mac" (as the Brigadier General was now nicknamed) had fallen out over the conduct of the mission so that the split force suited both senior officers; MacDonald chose to spend his time in the relative comfort of the southern supply lines, while Younghusband explored the stunning mountains and his own spirituality in the icy vanguard. Nor was any effective communication made with the Tibetans, who were now too scared to deal with Younghusband. (The Dalai Lama had already tortured and imprisoned one of his Shapes over this affair). The Viceroy agreed that Mission should force action by advancing 86 miles north towards Lhasa, past the Tibetan encampment at Guru en route to Tibet's third largest town of Gyantse15.

Bloodbath at Guru:
On 31st March Macdonald came to the front and led an advance out of Tuna towards Guru though 6 inches of fresh snow. Macdonald had gathered about 700 troops16: one and a half coys. Mounted Infantry (details from the Gurkhas and Pioneers), 3 coys. 23rd Pioneers, 14 Hadow 15 Modern "Gyangse" 16 TSO 4 coys. 32nd Pioneers 2 coys. 8th Gurkhas, Norfolk machine gun section, all 4 artillery pieces, and one field hospital India had now given Macdonald command of the force, which was now a military operation, and, although his force was under instructions not to fire first, he decided to make a surprise overnight attack on the Tibetan camp17. Younghusband argued that things should be resolved openly and peacefully. In the end, the attack was cancelled and the force marched quietly up to the Tibetan positions in daylight, and attempted a fruitless parley. About 2,000 Tibetan18 soldiers under the Depon (General) Lhading of Lhasa, armed with swords, spears and breach loaders, waited at Chumbi Shengo19 across a crest of a mountain spur, either behind a 5' high wall that lead down to a hut in a muddy plain, or behind low sangars that they had built on the slopes. They too had instructions not to make the first move, but were also ordered not to let the Mission pass. They were mainly "dob-dob" warrior monks from Ganden, Drepung and Sera monasteries, led by Trungche (Secretary General of the Dalai Lama) Lozang Trinley, and a local militia from Phari commanded by Dzongpon (Fort commander) Kyibuk; The parley at Guru seated left-right : General Macdonald, Colonel Younghusband, Depon Lhading, Shigatse Lhading (Landon) While Macdonald and Younghusband parleyed with the Depons, he despatched several companies to climb the slopes and outflank the Tibetan positions. Their meeting broke up unsatisfactorily. He then instructed a number of sepoys to go in and disarm the Tibetans. Accounts are contradictory over the next step; contemporary British military and newspaper accounts say that a Tibetan, possibly the Depon Lhading, initiated hostilities by discharging a pistol towards a sepoy. Other Tibetan accounts say they were ordered to 17 French 18 TSO, French 19 Chumi Shengo, "Hot Springs" snuff out their matchlock fuses. They all concur that there was a gunshot and a scuffle which triggered a massive and intense fire from the gathered Lee Metfields, Lee Enfields, Maxims and artillery firing shrapnel into the mass of Tibetans, a fusillade that lasted "for the length of time it would take six successive cups of hot tea to cool"20. In spite of their protective magic amulets and spells at least 200 Tibetans lay dead. The toll would have been higher, had not some men stopped firing out of pity, and had the weapons been more reliable; the Norfolk machine gun section reported "the high attitude and extreme cold affected the metal, springs, and cordite, in ways which we never understood"21. Mounted infantry was sent in close pursuit of the routed Tibetans, while other parts of the force advanced into the 3 hamlets of Guru. They all reformed and returned to Tuna by 7pm, while the Tibetan forces retired towards Gyantse. Chumbi Shengo. Volleys have just been fired into the Tibetan body of soldiers, who have withdrawn. Sepoys in positions behind a low wall while others go up the valley walls in pursuit. (Landon) Macdonald's report recorded 500 Tibetans left dead or wounded, 200 prisoners, and 60 captured yaks, at a cost of one injured officer, 10 wounded sepoys, and one wounded newspaper correspondent, Edmund Candler from the London Daily Mail22. The Tibetan dead included Depon Lhading, his deputy and servants, Depon Namseling from Shigatse, Kyibuk the Dzongpon of Phari, and two Lamas. A few Russian-made breach loading guns were found on the battlefield, along with some Russian ammunition. 20 French. Accounts disagree, French states there were 200 wounded and 628 killed. 21 Hadow. 22 However, the climate was more deadly. On April 24Th 1904 Macdonald reported the deaths to date of 35 combatants and 45 coolies, almost all due to the cold. In addition there were another 130 cases of frostbite.

Advance to Gyantse:
The Mission resumed its march to Gyantse on 4th April, through snow storms along a level plain at 14,900', leaving supply posts behind at Guru and then every 12 miles. On the 7th April ten 2nd Mounted Infantry scouts came under inaccurate musket fire from Tibetans occupying the village of Kalatso. They returned fire, before retiring. Overnight the village was abandoned and occupied. Six dead were found behind 2ft thick turf. Several times the scouts came across abandoned defensive walls spanning valleys. 23 18 miles before Gyantse, in the mountain gorge of Zamdung ("Red Idol"), a stand was made by the Tibetans who took advantage of the cover provided by boulders and cliffs: Gurkhas were sent on a 4-hour mountaineering climb in a snowstorm to outflank their position while gunshots were exchanged between positions. The Tibetans broke and fled, leaving 200 dead, after the weather cleared and the Gurkhas achieved their vantage point where they were able to enfilade the defenders with rifle fire. The column reached Gyantse at 13,000' on 12 April 1904. No resistance was offered and they raided all the grain they found from the 600' high Dzong and nearby monastery, They also emptied out all the armouries, but there were several accidental fatalities through explosions when they attempted to empty the powder stores. Deciding that the Djong was too large to defend, Macdonald set up camp 1,100 yards away in a rented mansion at Chung Lu. There were two buildings with a clear view across the plain, adjacent to the Nyang River, with grazing, willow trees, and a walled enclosure which the Pioneers were tasked with reinforcing with trenches, revetments, spiky bushes and sections of barbed wire. While a daily market and a popular medical dispensary were held outside the camp Younghusband must have sat and wondered who was left for the Dalai Lama to send to negotiate a treaty - the Chinese Amban had sent a message saying that most of the senior Tibetan Ministers were now imprisoned over this affair. After a week Macdonald took this opportunity to retrace his route back to the border with the main force, leaving Younghusband and Lt Col Brander to their tents in the snow at Gyantse with 6 coys infantry, the two 7 pdrs., the Norfolk Maxims, 50 mounted infantry, 200 mules and drivers, and a few sick men. By the end of April a large force of Tibetans was observed gathering at the 16,500' high pass of Karo La, 42 miles east of Gyantse towards Lhasa, and potentially threatening the British supply route. Brander decided to strike rapidly, and in early May took a Flying Column of three companies of 32nd Pioneers, one coy Gurkhas, the two 7 pdrs., and the Norfolk's Maxims to the pass, leaving Major Murray of the 8th Gurkhas behind, in command of 80. 23 Candler: "Wall-building is an instinct with them. When a Tibetan sees two stones by the roadside, he cannot resist placing one the top of the other". Glacier over the Karo La However, at the Karo pass the Flying Column saw a near impregnable position manned by 2-3,000 levied Kham Tibetans. Flanking an 800-yard long defensive stone wall were sheer cliffs and well-placed sangars behind a glacier that allowed the Tibetans to invisibly enfilade the attackers. The Tibetans released a controlled avalanche, but they were too premature and the scouting force targeted was able to duck behind cover. The British antique 7 pdrs. were fired like howitzers, but were useless; they were inaccurate even at 600 yards and many shells landed badly and failed to explode. After an exchange of rifle fire from 1,000 yards and a frontal infantry charge, which did little except waste ammunition and get several exposed men killed, Brander despatched sections from his Gurkhas to scale the cliffs that overlooked the Tibetan flank, which were already high on the slopes. After three hours, those men had reached 18,500'-19,000' and were getting into position when the clouds cleared and gave the Tibetans clear targets from behind their sangars. An impasse had been reached and the attack was likely to be called off. However, a dozen Sikhs were able to take up position on the other flank and set down a well-aimed fire. The nearest Tibetans suddenly bolted and ran from their position, soon followed by the rest of their force. The Mounted Infantry and Sikhs pursued them for several miles and caused many casualties, for a total loss of one officer and 5 men killed, and 13 wounded. Brander's column had to return to Gyantse quickly, for they had received two urgent dispatches en-route to Karo La; one was from Younghusband, informing them that Gyantse had come under attack; the second was from Macdonald, rebuking Brander for going to Karo La24. 24 Candler wrote "A weak commander might have faltered and weighed the odds . . . . . But the sortie is one of the many instances that our interests are best cared for by men who are beyond the telegraph-poles, and can act on their own initiative without reference to Government offices in Simla" While Brander had been away, an army estimated at 1,600-2,000 men had come south from Shigatse and Kham25, and, notified that the fort was undermanned, assaulted the Chung Lu camp before dawn on 5th May. They had been able to reach the loopholes in the defensive walls undetected, and may have achieved complete surprise had they not woken everyone by yelling loudly before attacking. The 80 British defenders, many still wearing their pyjamas, were able to grab their rifles and beat them off, leaving 200 Tibetan dead receiving only slight casualties in return. However, the British force was too small to prevent those Tibetans re-entering the Dzong, and killing a number of coolies and camp followers who were sleeping there. The Dzong provided a commanding position overlooking the fortified mansion, but as neither side was sufficiently strong to besiege the other a sniping and raiding war developed over the next eight weeks. Although the new force was more warlike and better-led, the Tibetans' matchlocks were too inaccurate and only had a few modern rifles and ancient jingals that could fire at this range. Their shots were traded with more accurate rounds from a Lee Metfield or Maxim, which ensured each side kept safely behind their walls during daylight. Meantime the Tibetan commander built up the walls of the Dzong and created a defensive perimeter of about 7 miles length. Both side's artillery was practically useless; the British 7 pdrs. had too little high explosive ammunition and their star shell ammunition was often defective. The Tibetans were reinforced by by a single heavy Tibetan piece but it presented too good a sniping target to be used effectively. The Maxims were used regularly for sniping, which dissuaded all Tibetan cavalry or supply ponies from venturing out during the day and made sure no Tibetan looked out of a loophole for long. It took 19 seconds for a Maxim round to travel 3,600 yards across the plain, and the fall of shot was carefully tracked by field glasses in the clear air. However the Tibetans discovered that a safe shelter could be obtained by building up a wall overnight, and used this as base for sharp shooters and night-time raiding, especially around the outbuildings of the nearby hamlet of Pala. Raids from the British camp secured these buildings on 26 May and the site was used for sniping against the Djong. Around this time some reinforcements slipped in overnightl; one and a half coys of Bengal Sappers & Miners, a coy of 32nd Pioneers, and two of the more accurate10 pdr guns of the 7th (British) Mountain Battery. The raids around Gyantse kept the Tibetans' attention off the supply lines; only once on 7th June did they assault a supply post 20 miles east of Gyantse; the company of 23rd Pioneers were co-incidentally reinforced that night by a passing escort of 50 Gurkhas and the raid was beaten off, leaving 150 dead behind. All this sniping and raiding came at a cost; the British sustained 68 casualties over the eight weeks at Chung Lu, the Tibetans many, many more so. Younghusband became more and more frustrated; he was insistent that the Tibetans would not negotiate unless they advanced into Lhasa and stayed there until agreement was reached, but Macdonald had delayed them again, and put everyone under his direct 25 Kham was then considered part of Tibet control since Brander had exceeded his orders by attacking the Karo La, and made the force wait there. Younghusband's frequent telegrams re-iterated this point and he threatened to resign if the Government of India continued to disagree with him. (Viceroy Curzon was now in Britain and had other priorities26; Kitchener and Ampthill, the deputy Viceroy, and had become nervous over the Mission and felt the mood of the London Parliament as expressed by the Secretary of State was now uncertain.) There were rumours that resistance was being organised by a Russian monk, Zerempil27, and that Tibetan monks had gone into Mongolia to raise funds and mobilise horsemen28. Eventually all agreed to advance; but only if the Tibetans refused to come to Gyantse to negotiate within a month. So an ultimatum requesting their presence by 25 June 1904 was drawn up on parchment, sealed with wax and ribbons, and sent over to the Dzong, only to be returned unopened29. Macdonald summoned Younghusband to join him, and he slipped out of camp with a small mounted escort before dawn on 6 June 1904 and rode hard to the Sikkim border. After another skirmish at a supply base en route, he was able to slip away and reach the south, where, after several heated telegraphic exchanges between Younghusband, Macdonald, Ampthill and Kitchener, a plan was hatched amongst the rhododendrons and primulas for the invasion of Lhasa.

Assault on Gyantse:
British intelligence now indicated that the whole Tibetan army was mobilized, including their most highly regarded soldiers from the eastern regions. Intelligence estimated they were distributed as follows 30; 6-8,000 men in Gyantse Dzong, 800 monks in a nunnery south of Gyantse, threatening the British supply route 800 men 15 miles east of the above force 1,200 men guarding the Lhasa route 18 miles east of Gyantse 3,200 men north of Gyantse holding the route to Shigatse or in Penam Dzong Another 2,000 men were estimated to be in the area near the Karo pass. As a result of the earlier communications with India and London, a full military expedition had assembled at the Tibet-Sikkim border; the previous Imperial Mission was now to be augmented by: 8 mountain guns 19th Punjabis 40th Pathan Infantry (nicknamed "the Forty Thieves") Royal Fusiliers (4 coys) with the machine gun team from 1st Bn Royal Irish Rifles 26 Curzon was desperate for a male heir, and his expectant wife had miscarried and very nearly died after they returned to England. Meanwhile his policies were attacked; one of his Foreign and Colonial Office detractors saw this visit as an opportunity when " we can shake him by the neck, which we cannot do by cable" ref: Onslow/St John Broderick papers OIEC G173/24/83 18 May 1904. 27 Hopkirk 28 The Times, June 2, 1904 29 French 30 Iggulden. 2nd Mounted Infantry (2 additional coys) more field hospitals, and an even larger line of communication and supply. The force set out from Chumbi on 12th and 13th June 1904 in two columns, though their speed and effectiveness was hampered by altitude sickness and pneumonia as the reinforcements had not had time acclimatise to the conditions. En-route there was an engagement at Naini31, about 7 miles south of Gyantse, where 800 armed monks made a stand at a nunnery on June 25th. The Norfolk's machine detachment had slipped out of Chung Lu during the night to achieve a vantage point 3,000' above the nunnery. Their fire was used to support a pincer action by a detachment from the main force when many monks were killed or fled, for a loss of 3 men and 7 wounded32. The Tibetans retreated into the nunnery's small dark rooms and cellars; by pushing their helmets and turbans in front, the British troops would trick the Tibetans into taking premature shots with their matchlocks and were thus able to engage them at bayonet point. It appears this resulted in significant damage to the temple, its statues, and important Indo-Nepalese paintings33. A follow-on assault on a nearby village at Thagu was cancelled at the last minute when news reached them of a possible Tibetan attack on the Mission. Two days later on 28th June the force linked up with Brander's vanguard at the camp at Chung Lu, while the 40th Pathans, 8th Gurkhas, and artillery, forcibly evicted the Tibetan forces from a dominating ridge in the north. Meanwhile the Royal Fusiliers cleared and occupied some outlying villages and the Monastery of Tse Chan east of Gyantse. These actions isolated the Tibetan force at the Dzong and cut off its water supplies34. A bridge was assembled across the Nyang River to facilitate manoeuvres across the northern plain. Tibetan soldiers Disarmed of their swords, spears and matchlocks (Candler) 31 Hadow, Ottley [Official British military records call this action at Nenying "Naini"] 32 Iggulden notes 16 casualties including one Major 33 French, quoting the Phuntsog Tsering. Newman mentions that four towers and a hall were blown up after a convoy had been fired on from Naini. 34 Royal Fusiliers Regimental History On 29th June an armistice was called, and on 2nd July a group of Tibetan monks arrived to parley, but to no positive effect. On 5th July a sickly Macdonald issued his orders for the assault on the Dzong. For the first day a strong diversionary attack was made on a hamlet to the north-west, by 2 coys Royal Fusiliers and a detachment of 8th Gurkhas supported by their mountain battery. Although these positions were badly overlooked by the Tibetans in the Dzong, the village was taken and fires were left burning overnight to distract the defenders. After dark the troops passed back over the new bridge and rejoined the main body to the south for the next day's assault. Macdonald's orders for the day were split into 15 points35: 1. The Jong will be assaulted at 4am on the 6th of by 3 columns as under: Right Column Centre Column Left Column Under Capt Johnson Under Capt Maclachlan Under Major Murray Dett Sappers & Miners Dett Sappers & Miners Dett Sappers & Miners 1 Coy Royal Fusiliers 1 Coy 40th Pathans 1 Coy 8th Gurkhas 1 Coy 23rd Pioneers 1 Coy 23rd Pioneers 1 Coy 32nd Pioneers 1 7pdr. gun Reserves 1 Coy Royal Fusiliers 2 Cos 40th Pathans 1 Coy 8th Gurkhas 1 Coy 23rd Pioneers 1 Coy 32nd Pioneers Camp Guard 1 Coy 40th Pathans 1 Cos Royal Fusiliers 1 Coy 8th Gurkhas 1 Coy 23rd Pioneers 1 Coy 32rd Pioneers The remaining troops will form reserve to Camp Guard 2. The attacking column the first day will be relieved at dusk by the reserve and will return to camp His remaining points went on to state that Lt Col Campbell should command the assaulting columns on the first day, that each column should be allocated explosives and crowbars, and identified responsibilities for fulfilling these commands. Charges were exploded at 3am in the southern part of the town, and a major assault commenced across the three columns. By midday the force had established its position at the foot of the Dzong, and at 2pm they requested all fire from the 10 pdrs. to be concentrated on the Dzong walls using conventional explosive. Supported by overhead fire from the Maxims, the 8th Gurkhas scaled the 600' high steep slopes to the Dzong through a 12' wide breach. Havildar Pun and Lt Grant VC were both decorated for their efforts in storming the breach. The Gurkhas were closely followed by 2 coys of the Royal Fusiliers, helped by a lucky artillery hit on a Tibetan powder magazine. Although there was fierce initial resistance with the defenders throwing boulders over tiers of ramparts, 35 Ottley the Tibetans soon fell back to the north, and the Dzong was captured by 5pm, at a cost of about 50 injured. Gyantse Dzong Showing the steep glacis and the breach in the upper fortress that was stormed by Pun and Grant. (Landon) The attackers held their position overnight, ready for an assault on the neighbouring monastery to the east of the Dzong the next day. An assault party was formed, but only encountered four British troops who had already noticed that the buildings were unoccupied, and thought they might help themselves to some loot36. The Tibetan resistance in the face of 12 guns, 10 Maxims, and 2,000 Lee Metfords, was well respected, although in the end they only inflicted a total of 37 casualties on the invading force. However there were several deaths and injuries in the days that immediately followed as the Dzong was made safe. On two occasions black powder was accidentally ignited as it was being removed.

Advance to Lhasa:
36 Hadow, Ottley. Although one of the Medical Officers was an antiquarian with links to the British Museum, looting by individuals was not allowed. Soldiers were forced to hand anything back if caught by staff officers. On 14th July 1904, through freezing rain, a column set out from Gyantse to march 140 miles to Lhasa via the eastern route over the Karo La, led by Macdonald and Young-Husband. It comprised37: 200 Mounted Infantry in 2 coys, 8 guns of 7th and 30th Mountain Btty, 80 men of 1st Madras Sappers and Miners 900 Infantry; 8 coys 8th Gurkhas, 5 coy 32nd Pioneers, 4 coys 40th Pathans, 4 coys Royal Fusiliers, including 4 Maxims, plus the 2 Maxims of the Norfolk Regiment They carried 23 days rations on 3,900 mules with 2,000 drivers. Left behind in Gyantse were 8 coys of infantry including the 23rd Pioneers, 50 Mounted Infantry, and 4 guns. Another 70 Mounted Infantry and 400 men were left at strategic points en route to Lhasa38. On the 17th July this force camped at 16,400', by the glacier at Karo La, in the knowledge that again a very large force of Tibetans held a strong position beyond the pass two miles away. However, most of that force dispersed rapidly, leaving 1,000 levies behind to hold a constriction in the pass below the snow and between two sheer cliffs and some caves. The eastern cliff was judged climbable, and on 19th July some Gurkhas and Royal Fusilier signallers were sent up on a five-hour climb to fire on the levies. The Tibetans broke and retreated over snow fields at 20,000', where it was not possible to follow. The next day the British force descended through the Red Idol Gorge towards the monastery at Nagartse to find their route was briefly barred by 50 mounted Tibetans in chain mail. Before they were able to reach close quarters most were shot down and killed by rifle fire, and the others fled39. Inspecting the monastery they now felt sure they were on the trail of the Russians, as they had discovered more Russian Berdan riles, plus Winchester repeater rifles, Sniders and Mausers40. They proceeded unopposed past the great lake of Yamdok Cho41, and then down 4,000' into the fertile Tsangpo42 valley. The Mounted Infantry nearly caught up with the tail of the Tibetan Army that was attempting to cross the river at Chaksam43. There they were able to purchase additional supplies and requisitioned two large ferry boats and a number of yak-skin boats which were used to ferry everyone across the river for the next seven 37 Iggulden cites 1180 rifles. The Royal Fusiliers' history cites 2000 rifles. Landon cites 2500 rifles and 150 officers, based on Iggulden's own detailed notes, including: 6 10pdrs. of the 7th MB, 2 7pdrs. of the 30th MB, 2 coys. MI, 20 infantry coys, 3 field hospitals . He itemises the medal list of officers who made it to Lhasa. Candler gives the most detailed description cited above. 38 Ottley. Candler indicates Pathans and Gurkhas were left at Ralung, Nagartse, Pehte, Chaksam, & Toilung 39 Royal Fusiliers 40 It has been suggested by McKay that the Berdan rifles were Russian modifications of a shipment of obsolete 30-year old American-made rifles, that carried both English and Cyrillic stamps 41 Modern "Yum Co" or "Yam Cho" 42 The Survey of India had recently discovered that the Tsangpo ("Zangbo") was the upper reach of the Brahmaputra 43 Iggulden (aka Chang sam, probably near modern "Kung Ka") days. Macdonald had also brought a dozen folding Berthon boats over the mountains, but these proved inadequate and were discarded after a Major drowned when his boat was caught up in a whirlpool. Tibetan ferry boat Loading sepoys and ponies onto a ferry boat on the Tsangpo River at Chaksam, while a yakskin boat looks on in the distance. (Landon) The force marched north straight through the valley to Lhasa and met no more resistance, other than peaceful, if truculent, deputations of monks and minister Tsarong Wangchuk Gyalpo from the capital. Ignoring the residential city, the force entered the gilded Potala Palace at Lhasa on 3rd August to find the Dalai Lama had already fled, along with any elusive Russians. Affairs of state were once again in the hands of a Chinese-controlled Regent, Lamoshar Lobshang Gyalten, and the Tibetan lay Ministers, who had now been released from jail. The force built a tented camp outside the city, encircled by a zariba44, a sharp thicket fence. Aware that negotiations would have to be concluded before the Mission was snowed in, the monks were prompted into participation by sending out a show of force towards their monasteries. When not intimidating the monks, troops amused themselves with sightseeing, football, rifle competitions, and pony races. Surprisingly, in the markets they found English biscuits and buttons, Scottish cotton, and even a bicycle. Officers were disappointed to be told that they were not to offend the Lhasa Buddhists by hunting, particularly as the local had become so trusting that they were easy targets. 44 Macdonald had served in Africa where these improvised defences were originally used. Mounted Infantry Officer's mess at Lhasa. Front row: Lt Bailey & Lt Rybar. Back row: Capt. Ottley, Maj. Dunlop, Mr Candler of the "Daily Mail". Note flowerpots and orderly in background. (Ottley/Bailey) Eventually, on 7th September, an agreement was struck and Younghusband donned his full commissioner's uniform, and signed a new Treaty at the Potala Palace that recognised the original 1880 trade agreement and granted exclusive access to the Lhasa court to the British. The Amban proposed a clause that Tibet was under sole protection of China but this was rejected45. An enormous indemnity was levied for payment over 75 annual instalments, with the right to station a British resident with a force of troops in the Chumbi Valley until it was discharged. This was much more than had been originally expected, and when London was told of it they telegraphed Younghusband to scale it down. Although he received their message in Lhasa he thought it was too late to take action, as his force was just about to depart. The Mission left Lhasa on 23rd September 1904, by which time the first frosts had already started. They marched for 400 miles following an approximately similar route back to the Sikkimese border. The weather had broken and they had to traverse snowfields and severe blizzards; they had left some of their winter clothing at Gyantse, and, although the Mission had purchased thick woollen ponchos in Lhasa, their sun spectacles, boots and their clothing were broken or worn out, and one man died on the pass at Tang La and 200 were stricken with snow blindness. The units met up for demobbing at Chumbi on 19th October, prior to marching through the leech-infested tropical forests of Sikkim en-route to their depots in India. Total British military losses to hostile action were 37 killed and 167 wounded. Deaths due to accidents and exposure were considerably higher, though not recorded to the same detail. Tibetan losses due to military action were estimated at 2700.

Aftermath:
Politically, the results were problematic for all sides. 45 Song Liming. Amban Yu's diary Against Chinese advice, the Dalai Lama and the monk Dorzhiev had escaped to Mongolia several days before Lhasa was occupied. The remaining Tibetan representatives were conciliatory and rapidly ceded terms. Although there was concern in the British Mission that the agreement could not be made binding, the Chinese declared the Dalai Lama had been deposed and replaced him by a Chinese-appointed Regent who agreed terms. Significantly this three-way international agreement gave de facto recognition of Tibet's national autonomy, and is still cited by organisations involved in Tibetan and Chinese affairs. It had soon become obvious that the original purpose of the Mission had been mistaken: Russian guns and ammunition were the only hints of influence found. When they to Lhasa they found no evidence that the Tsar had made any significant incursions into Tibet. Their own experience pointed out the futility of an invasion from the north. The Russian translator on the Mission, Capt Boome, was left behind before they went up to Lhasa. Yet hidden behind the scenes there had been Russian intrigue. It now appears that there was a dialogue developing between the two courts: in reaction to the British Mission Naran Ulanov arrived in Lhasa to offer St Petersburg's support in February 1904, meantime Kuropatkin made plans for a military expedition in the summer but events in the Japanese-Russian war overtook them46. The battle at Guru has gone down in Tibetan lore as a massacre; and as a result Lhasa was forced to confront the Modern World after centuries of isolation. In hindsight, it is obvious that the Tibetans had a complete misunderstanding of European methods and weapons; they had been so isolated that they thought it was possible to dismiss relationships between other nations whatever they were - as "not according to their custom". Although Tibetan warriors were fierce and raised to be tough, they had not learnt from their earlier experience of fighting a European-style army on the Sikkim borders. The south western armies were only used to border skirmishes against lightlyarmed and superstitious bandits, or Nepalese and Sikkimese troops, who did not wish to stay long in their inclement country. They chose to fight in set-piece battles in the open valleys, rather than skirmishes by the forests or in the mountains. They seemed ignorant of the British force's vulnerable lines of communication. Their soldiers were unused to running quickly into battle as they believed that their spells and charms would be sufficient defence. Their technology was largely limited to spears or breech loading muskets that were only accurate to about 150 yards, and hopelessly inaccurate Jingals that could throw a 1 lb shot for two thousand yards or more. Modern repeating rifles and heavy artillery were scarce. And after a battle, the injured did not understand how or why the Indian Medical Service was attending to their wounds. The Tibetan theocratic ruling classes were also afraid that free trade would affect their privileges and standing; the Chinese had fed this fear by intimating that Buddhism would 46 Until recently there was no documentary proof available to show Russian intent. McKay found reference to these expeditions in St Petersburg archives. be overthrown by the British47, and meanwhile made sure that the major monasteries received free Chinese tea and other staples to keep them in favour. In this way the 13th Dalai Lama was given a hard introduction to global politics. The British, in turn, did not understand the mindset or the inert nature of the resistance shown; they gladly acknowledged the smiles and applause of villagers, not knowing that clapping was a Tibetan way to drive out devils. Nonetheless, Younghusband's expedition was widely reported in the newspapers in London as a great success, and he was feted as a popular hero by the press and the King back home as the man who had at last entered the Forbidden City. Photographs, stories, and books hit the market as soon as they could be printed, and stimulated an interest in all things Tibetan. However it rapidly became obvious that the London government did not want the Tibetan treaty, and did not appreciate the public attention. The Conservative Prime Minister Balfour and, from 1905 his Liberal successors, were then building the "Entente Cordiale" with France and her ally Russia; they were already embarrassed that Britain's Japanese ally had so thoroughly humiliated the Russians in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904, and now became more so when caught out expanding their own influence in Tibet. Russia and France made representations to scale back anything that looked like the creation of a protectorate. Very few strategists had then realised that Russian Imperial power was already fatally weakened. Balfour had also run up a major budget deficit and sought to reduce his commitments to expenditure on military matters: he did not want to have to pay to station troops in Tibet. The change in British government had put critics of the Tibet Mission into power who were pleased to unwind aspects of the agreement48. The Tibetan treaty was re-visited with China in Shanghai in 1906. Britain was careful to refer to this as "Adhesion of China to the Tibet Convention" and to exclude any other state from the concessions granted. It was revisited again in 1907 as the St. Petersburg Convention between China, Britain and Russia. Tibet was not directly represented at either of these meetings49. The treaty's indemnity and the occupation of the Chumbi Valley were cancelled. Qing China had recently experienced the West's heavy reaction to the Boxer uprising, and presciently warned the Dalai Lama that he was heading towards conflagration, but found itself ignored and powerless during 1903-4 to act as anything but an ineffectual mediator. Amban Yu's frustrations showed through in his diaries, who write about "the worst Dalai Lama that had ever been seen", Tibetans as "the most foolish people", and when the Dalai Lama eventually requested help from Chinese troops he "bristled with anger" and point-blank refused50. 47 Hopkirk. 48 For example, Sir Henry Cotton, ex-Bengal Civil Service 1867-1902 wrote many critical letters to The Times, and was elected as a Liberal MP, 1906-10 Ref: OIOC Mss Eur D1202/3, 49 OIOC L/PS/10/148 2750/1908 50 Song Liming. When Manchu China invaded Tibet in 1910 there was no interference or objection raised by Britain. The Dalai Lama, who had returned to Tibet after the British left, fled again. This time he took refuge in Sikkim and then India, where he developed strong personal ties with the local British officers. As relationships developed several young Tibetans were sent to England for schooling and came back with motor cars and plans to electrify parts of the cities. The irony of 19th Century Tibetan isolation was that it was inspired by fears, sown by the earlier Chinese and Russian representatives, that the West would destroy their religion and culture. Yet by all accounts the effects of 1904 were relatively benign compared to the destruction wrought during the 1910 and 1950 Chinese invasions, and particularly during the Cultural Revolution. In the wake of the Hong Kong handover Chinese authorities have redefined the 1904 episode as the "Anti-British War" and set up exhibitions in "Anti-British Pavilions". They have accused the original British Mission of mass-looting, although it has been suggested that this is partly to cover up recent vandalism. Either way, examples of many of Tibet's key volumes and artefacts can only be seen now under controlled conditions in universities, libraries or private collections in the West. Additionally, the Tibet Mission was accompanied by botanists, zoologists and various other scientists who were looking to fill their greenhouses and museums with as many new species as they could find. A kiang (wild ass) and many plants found their way to London Zoo and Kew Gardens. Militarily, the Mission pioneered a number of new techniques of the British Imperial Army, but few lessons were learnt. Although they suffered from freezing and jams, this was one of the first uses of machine guns for long distance sniping. Initially they were used for rapid fire, but their consumption of ammunition became a hindrance to the force. At Gyantse and Karo La they were able to ration their fire through sniping and act as a reservoir of ammunition for the rest of the force to use in emergencies. The snow and the cold atmosphere ensured good visibility and the Maxims dominated open spaces during daylight The machine gun team commanders returned to Dehra Dun as advocates of machine gun warfare, but their officers were redeployed in other areas and their lessons forgotten until 1914. . The Tibetans, though armed with crude weapons, discovered effective defences using low walls and trenches. The infantry carried both the older Lee Metfield and the new Lee Enfield rifles. This was one of the first field deployments of the Lee Enfield, which was to become the standard weapon of British forces in both World Wars. It performed well out to 1100 yards and was respected by their users. Although lightweight artillery was important, the 7pdrs were soon relegated to firing star shell to deter night raiders. The 10pdrs fired shrapnel and "common" shell; the latter was surprisingly effective against the stone fortifications of Gyantse. The Mission was also notable for having fought the highest battles in the Empire, it also established the highest telegraph station and operated in some of the coldest climates, where water was often only available by breaking ice or boiling snow. The menagerie of animals used by the supply corps (who were augmented with officers and men from other units) at all altitudes was also unusual and inspired ad-hoc titles such as "Lt Pollock Morris of the Royal Donkey Corps", and "Captain Tillard, General of the Yak Division". The 1904 force required an enormous supply chain to operate at such altitudes, particularly as it was only able to source a little food and animal fodder locally. Part of Macdonald's challenge was to balance the size of the force against the capability to supply it over high altitudes. The timing of the advance to Lhasa was a calculated risk, as Macdonald had guessed the Tibetans would not attempt another strong resistance. If he had to build up stocks of ammunition to repeat an assault like that at Gyantse he reckoned it would take another two months, which would imply they would spend another winter at altitude. The campaign was unusual in the frequent recognition that was given to the supply and telegraph functions through awards and "Mentions in Dispatches". An earlier (ignored) British study had concluded that an invasion of Tibet could only be achieved by the southern route because the other entry points were too harsh or lacked grazing and indigenous supplies to support a sufficiently large force. Everything would have to be carried by the invader. By the time the mission had reached Tuna it seems they had realised any idea of a Russian threat through Tibet was infeasible. (Years later, during the 1950 Chinese invasion, the invading troops took all their food supplies from the land, which some observers calculate pushed the whole country to the brink of starvation.) Throughout the 19th century there was a rumour of the "curse" of the Forbidden City, and some of the Mission's "visitors" certainly suffered afterwards. The Gurkhas arrived back at Dehra Dun just before the 1905 earthquake devastated the area and caused many casualties in the regiment and surrounding district. Other officer's careers were badly damaged. Macdonald's conduct was criticised in several accounts. Yet the original task for which Brigadier General Macdonald was originally employed was generally well met; the advanced force was well supplied and able to operate without constraint, even carrying collapsible boats all the way to Lhasa in spite of the incredibly harsh conditions, and Younghusband was never more than a few days away from a telegraph line. His column carried each of Younghusband's 29 packing cases and personal camp bath over the 15,000' passes to Lhasa. (There was no criticism levelled at the logistics of this operation, while the war in South Africa had shown up a number of major logistical problems within the British Army, resulting in a public outcry and a major re-evaluation of defence policy and logistics through a Royal Commission of Inquiry under Lord Elgin in 1904.) He also had the foresight to recognise the need for mobile forces and supported the ad-hoc retraining of some Pioneers and Gurkhas as mounted infantry51. But junior officers and newspaper reporters reported him to be too old and cautious for the Mission. Younghusband privately criticised him as responsible for the mass-killing at Guru because of his confrontational, heavy handed approach52. At Gyantse the withdrawal of forces and artillery, and his selection of an overlooked defensive position, could have cost the Mission dearly, although the Mission's camp was rapidly and comprehensively improved by the Pioneers after he left. The supply route was often very vulnerable and poorly defended, but, fortunately for them, it was only attacked once. However, there did appear to be some disquiet - or jealousy within the military establishment that the lower-ranking "politicos" got the most public exposure and credit, and certainly Younghusband made several enemies amongst the senior military officers on that Mission and afterwards, who then saw it their duty to redress the balance whenever they had an opportunity to publicise the military aspects. London's embarrassment at the final deal meant that Younghusband received no official recognition until the King personally intervened to make sure he was knighted with a KCIE, but afterwards the British government managed to censure, side-line, and then ignore him. In spite of many attempts to contribute to the War Effort, he remained in England throughout WW1. He later turned his energies towards religion, mysticism, patriotic societies, and eventually became a catalyst for the first Everest mountaineering expeditions of the 1920s. 51 Ottley. Conventional wisdom dictated that Pioneers did not need to be trained in horsemanship as they would only ever be deployed with carts, even in the mountains of the NW Frontier. 52 French
Biography: Asylum Press and Indian Army, Army lists 1904 British Library, Manuscripts, Younghusband Papers British Library, Oriental and India Office Collection, LMIL & P&S Candler, Edmund & Newman, Henry, The unveiling of Lhasa 1905 French, Patrick, Younghusband 1994 Hadow, Arthur, The Britannia, Regimental Magazine of The Norfolk Regt Hopkirk, Peter. The Great Game1990, Trespassers on the Roof of the World 1982 Iggulden, H.A., To Lhasa with the Tibet Expedition c.1906 James, Lawrence, Raj 1997 Landon, Perceval, The opening of Tibet 1905 McKay, Alex, Tibet and her neighbours 2003 Ottley, W.J., With Mounted Infantry in Tibet 1906 Song Liming, Younghusband Expedition, p789 et al Tibetan Studies II, 6th IATS Conference 1992 The Times, London 1902-1904 Tower of London, Royal Fusiliers Regimental History Younghusband (The Stationery Office), The British Invasion of Tibet 1904
Ref: By Colin Fenn London 2008

Research Notes:
----Original Message-----
From: Colin Fenn
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 6:37 a.m.
To: Edward Fenn
Subject: Re: R E Alston

Hello Edward,
Great to hear from you, all is well over here.
I'm just catching up on the last week's mail hence the tardy reply!!
I've been keeping quite busy recently, so I'm only getting intermittent snatches of time to deal with FH. However, partly inspired by your grand oeuvre, I am planning to pull together an illustrated family report and test out the self-publishing capabilities of Lulu.com later in the year.

Now, regarding this Alston chap, I saw 3 references to him in the book "Duel in the Snows" by Charles Allen, describing the Anglo-Indian invasion of Tibet in 1903-4. I looked into the topic as my wife's ancestor was also in the expedition. He notes Lt R E Alston as a member of the 1st Bn, Royal Fusiliers. The account relies on letters sent by Lt Thomas de B Carey of the Royal Fusiliers to his wife, held in the Royal Fusiliers museum at the Tower of London.

P.182: Alston is first mentioned in the book by Carey who talks of the battalion reaching the base at Gnatong at 11,700 ft, meeting the 4th Gurkhas and having a "tip-top lunch". Dunning of the same regiment
wrote: "To see me you would think I was an esquimaux. . . . . coat made of a sheepskin, thick boots up to the knees, a cap to cover the head and face, finished up with a pair of blue spectacles."
Lt Carey wrote: "No men sick up to date. . . . . All officers very fit except Alston, who complains of cold & a very bad head. I expect it is mountain sickness combined with a chill"

P183: The regiment crossed the Jelep La, en-route to the fighting that had just broken out at Gyanste. Lt Carey again: "I regret to write that towards dusk my company commander, Lt Alston, was carried in on a stretcher, having had to give up before reaching the summit of the Jelap, owing to his heart. Poor fellow, he looked very blue in the face when I saw him and I fear he will not last long" The pass took them 14,390 ft above sea level.
They then passed through Yatung and camped at Chumbi village.
Carey: "I can hear the bagpipes of the Gurkhas playing all day, and they sound very sweet amongst these gigantic hills. They are guarding Brigadier General Macdonald's residence, about three-quarters of a mike from our camp. . . . . We buried poor Lieut Alston who died this morning of pneumonia"

"Alston and Carey had shared quarters: 'He was a very good chap' mourned the latter. 'I have never known him to be ill before'. In the Anglo-Indian custom, Alston was buried within hours of his death, with Carey commanding the party that fired a salute over his grave, in the presence of the General and all his staff."

P:184: Over the next few days the Fusiliers were joined in New Chumbi by the 40th Pathans. "As the men of Alston's company were erecting a stone wall round his grave, they heard the blowing of innumerable trumpets as saw a long procession of approaching", the ruler of Bhutan Ugyen Wangchuk, known as the Tongsa Penlop.
(See photo here: http://images.rgs.org/imageDetails.aspx?barcode=7831 )

There is also a photograph opposite page 210 - I reproduce it here though it is of fairly poor quality. It was taken just a few days before his death. Allen cites it coming from the Royal Geographical Society collection, but gives it no other reference.

Image Courtesy Roy Alston 2010

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Rowland is recorded as a son aged 6 a scholar born St George Hanover Sq

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Rowland is recorded as a son single aged 16 a scholar born St George Hanover Sq LND

1562. Elca Temperance ALSTON [4116] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 6 Dec 1876 in St Michael Chester Sq LND and died on 11 Feb 1940 aged 63.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Elca is recorded Elen a daughter aged 4 born St George Hanover Sq

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Elca is recorded as a daughter single aged 12 born St George Hanover Sq LND

1563. Brig. Gen. Francis George ALSTON [4107] (Francis Beilby K.C.M.G. J.P. (Sir)1220, Rowland of Pishobury HRT963, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Jul 1878 in St George Hanover Sq and died on 10 Mar 1961 in Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, KEN aged 82.

General Notes:
Francis had a distinguished Army career.

Alston.
Capt Francis George. 6th son of Sir F.B.A., KCMG., of the Toft, Sharnbrooke, Beds: 1892 (3) - 1896 (3); formerly Lieut., 4th Bn., Beds. Regt., (Militia); ent. Scots Gds. 1900, Lieut. 1902, Capt., since 1905; served in South African War 1899-1902; m Harriete Antoinette, d of John Tarn of 24 Hyde Park St., W. c/o Cox & Co. , 16 Charing Cross, S.W.
Ref: Eton School Lists. NZSOG.

Second Lieutenant Francis.G. Alston, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, who was severely wounded in the action at Slapkramz on July 28th, is the youngest son of Sir Francis Alston, K.C.M.G., late of the Foreign Office, and brother of the late Lieutenant Edward-G. Alston, Coldstream Guards, who-distinguished himself in British Central Africa 1895-1897. He was born on July 19th, 1878, and educated at Eton.
Daily Graphic, August 8 1900. Reproduction of a Photo accompanies above.
Alstoniana Pg 397

In 1952 when Francis was living at Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent; telephone number Hythe 6211 he wrote to Lord Luke at Odell Castle enquiring about the Alston hatchments in Odell church. There followed a correspondance between the second Lord Luke (Mr Ian Lawson-Johnson), Rev F J Barwood Vicar of Odell and Francis concerning the hatchments.
Images on pictures file.

The Times 11 March 1961 pg 12 col G.
BRIG-GEN. F G ALSTON.
Brigadier General Francis George Alston CMG DSO., who died yesterday at his home in Sandling, near Hythe, was 82. He was Col commanding Scots Guards from 1927 to 1931 and AQMG Western Command from 1932 to 1935.
The son of Sir Francis Alston KCMG., he received his schooling at Eton and abroad, he was commissioned in the Scots Guards in 1900 and then went out to serve in the war in South Africa. He was on the London District Staff from 1911 to 1940 and also at the end of the First World War in which he won a DSO and a Croix de Guerre, was appointed CMG., and ordered the brevet of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1927 and again in 1939 to 1941 he was Assistant Adjutant General War Office.
He married Antoinette Tarn, by whom he had one son and two daughters.

ALSTON, Brigadier-General Francis (George) (1878-1961) [Who Was Who May 2003]
Categories: Biography
Summary: Details: ALSTON, Brigadier-General Francis (George), CMG 1919; DSO 1916; born 19 July 1878; son of late Sir Francis Alston, KCMG, of the Foreign Office; married Antoinette Tarn; one son two daughters. Education: Eton; abroad. Work: 2nd Lieut Scots Guards, 1900; Capt. 1906; Major, 1915; Lt-Col 1921; Col 1922; served S. Africa, 1900-1902 (Queen's medal 3 clasps, King's medal 2 clasps); European War, 1914-1918 (despatches, CMG, DSO, Bt Lt-Col, Croix de Guerre, Order of Leopold); on London District Staff, 1911-1914 and December 1918-June 1920; Instructor Senior Officers School, 1925-1927; Assistant Adjutant-General, War Office, 1927 and 1939-1941; Colonel commanding Scots Guards, 1927-1931; AQMG Western Command, 1932-1935; retired pay, 1935. Address: Sandacre, Sandling, near Hythe, Kent. Clubs: Guards. Died: 10 March 1961
Ref: Know UK CD - Colin Fenn.

Alston Francis George CMG DSO of Sandacre Sandling Hythe Kent died 10 March 1961. Probate London 28 April 1961 to Paul Francis Alston educationalist. Effects £24,412 13s 5d.
National Probate Calendar.

Research Notes:
Image by Vandyk NPG 98166

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 69 Eccleston Sq MDX. Francis is recorded as a son aged 2 born St George Hanover Sq

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 69 Eccleston Sq St George Hanover Sq LND. Francis is recorded as a son single aged 12 a scholar born St George Hanover Sq LND

3. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Lawson-Johnston & Rev F J Barwood, 14 May -15 May - 21 May - 27 May 1952. 14 May 1952.
The Rev F J Barwood,
Odell Rectory,
Odell,
Bedfordshire.
Dear Mr Barwood,
The enclosed letter from Brigadier General Francis Alston whose family lived for many years at Odell, has been passed on to me and I would like to be able to reply as soon as possible. Any information however that I could give him would be very scanty, and I am wondering if there is any information down at Odell which you could let me have concerning the hatchments. As far as I know all the hatchments in Odell Church are those of the Alston family except the one modern one which is my mothers.
It was so nice to see you and Mrs Barwood the other evening. I did appreciate your coming up for the meeting. I thought it really quite successful, though I do wish we could fill the hall.
Yours sincerely,
HAL

ack. 16.5.52
Odell Rectory,
Bedford.
15th May 1952.
Dear Mr Lawson Johnston,
Thank you for your letter of the 14th inst, regarding the hatchments in Odell Church.
I fear there is little I can add at the moment to the knowledge you already have. The three Alston hatchments were removed from the West wall of the church to their present position by Mr Johnson two adorn the north wall of the nave and one on the south wall.
I also saw the notice issued by the Bath Heraldic Society, and I myself wrote several weeks ago to the secretary to inform him of the three Alston hatchments and also of the modern one which is your mothers.
We found the USCL Meeting last week very inspiring, but we too were sorry that more people were not present.
The Bedford folk are responding slowly and each week I secure further opportunities for addressing gatherings. It will be some time before we can plan anything on a large scale, for USCL is not known even by the clergy! I have been to St Mary's, All Saints and Elstow in the last few days, and I am going to St Peter's and Goldington Church in the near future.
By the kindness of your uncle the choir will appear in robes for the first time next Sunday, Rogation Sunday. If the weather is suitable, we hope to hold a short service in the fields at 6 PM.
Yours sincerely.
FJ Barwood.

21 May 1952
The Rev F J Barwood,
Odell Rectory,
Bedfordshire.
Dear Mr Barwood,
I have had another letter from General Francis Alston with regard to the hatchments in Odell Church.
He says that if the Alston arms (the stars) occupy only half the shield and if there is a surcharge smaller shield in the centre, one should be able to identify them.
I wonder if you could kindly give me a description or perhaps a drawing of the three shields which I could pass on to General Alston. If he can identify their date and origin, it would I think be useful to have a note of them to keep in Odell Church.
Yours sincerely
HAL

Odell Rectory,
Bedford.
Phone
Harrold 234
27 May 1952.
Dear Mr Lawson Johnston,
Thank you for your letter of the 21st inst regarding the Alston hatchments in Odell church.
I am enclosing rough sketches of the present hatchments (not very good ones I fear) which I hope may be of use to General Francis Alston.
Perhaps he will kindly send us particulars of dates and origin for record purposes at this end.
Yours sincerely
FJ Barwood.





4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 4 Chelsea Plc Hyde Park Sq Paddington LND. Francis is recorded as head of a 16 room house married aged 32 a Captain in the Scots Guards born St George Hanover Sq LND

5. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Frances Alston to Lord Luke, 11 May 1952.
Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
May 11
Dear Lord Luke
Please forgive me for taking up your time. "Country Life" of 11 April last published a letter from the Bath Heraldic Society asking people to inform them of the existence and particulars of hatchments hanging in churches.
They are compiling a list
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Of them all over the country.
Up to a short time ago, there was 2 or 3 of these of my family (Alston) in Odell Church.
Can you tell me whether they are still in existence and still hang in their original places at the West End as I recollect them.
They are historical instances
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of the past and should of course be preserved.
I should be most grateful if you can tell me anything about them, so that I may inform the Bath Heraldic Society accordingly.
Funnily enough I have lately been in touch with the Royal Commission for historical monuments about
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a hatchment rescued by the Royal Commission from a bombed church.
It refers to a member of my Mother's family and is to be set up again near here, where my great great uncle was born and where the family then lived.
Again apologising
Yours Sincerely
Francis Alston
PS
I enclose an addressed envelope to facilitate my identification.


6. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Lawson-Johnston Francis Alston, 16 May 1952.
16 May 1952.
Brigadier General Frances Alston CMG DSO.
Sandacre,
Sandling,
near Hythe,
Kent.
Dear Gen Alston,
My brother Lord Luke, is away in Argentina, so I am replying to your letter to him of 11th of May regarding the hatchments at Odell Church in connection with the letter in "Country Life" of 11th April.
The three Alston hatchments are certainly still in Odell church, though they have been moved from what I gather with their original positions. Two of them are now I gather on the north wall of the nave and one of them on the south wall.
I have written to Mr Barwood, who has recently become Rector of Odell, but he has been unable to find out any further information about them. Actually, he tells me he did write to the Bath Heraldic Society to report the existence of those three hatchments. I wonder if there is anyone who would have a record of the dates when these hatchments were executed and the Alston's to whom they refer, because, if so, a record should be kept really in Odell church for the benefit of future generations.
Yours sincerely,
Signed (Lawson-Johnston)

Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
May 18
Dear Lawson Johnston
It is good of you to reply so promptly about the 3 Hatchments. I am very glad that they exist, as such things will never be repeated.
I remember seeing them on houses in London when I was young, and they were afterwards removed to a church.
I last searched in "Stemmata Alstoniana", a weird book
Page 2
published privately many years ago, few copies exist, and although the memorials and slabs in Odell Church are given in detail, there is no mention of the Hatchments. But if the Alston arm's (ten stars) occupy one half the shield and if there is a surcharge smaller shield in the centre, one should be able to identify them.
I saw them so many years ago that I have forgotten the detail, but I remember the old Odell Castle Box where anyone could go to sleep during the sermon!
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as I am the last of the generation, who knew the place in the old days, I am so glad that they are in good hands.
If the description of the shields could be sent me by Rev Barwood, I could perhaps trace them ? I quite agree such a record should be kept if possible.
Many thanks for the trouble you have taken.
Yours sincerely
Fran Alston Gen



7. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Lawson-Johnston - Francis Alston. Images of Hatchments, 28 May 1952.
28 May 1952
Brigadier General Frances Alston CMG, DSO.
Sandacre,
Sandling,
Nr. Hythe,
Kent.
Dear General Alston,
I now enclose rough sketches which Mr Barwood has sent me of the Alston Hatchments in Odell church.
May be you will be able to glean some information from these, and I should be grateful if we could have any such information for record purposes at Odell.
Yours sincerely,
HAL

Extract from the letter from R P Graham-Vivian M.C. Windsor Herald.
July 24, 1952.
Arms with the 3 Rams heads, "I have come to the conclusion that they are definitely intended to be for DURNFORD, but I am sorry to say that no Durnford at any time has established a right to Arms".
Papworths Ordinary, a printed work, gives 3 Rams heads to Dunford, "it indicates that the Durnford may possibly have originated as Dunford and adopted the Arms in later days".
"You may agree with me from all this that the Coat is probably intended for Durnford, but the fact remains that no such Coat has never been satisfactorily established to the family, no Durnford has entered any pedigree or had a grant of arms from the College".
The above means the No 1 Coat on north wall Alston (10 Estoiles and Bloody Hand of Ulster) and Durnford/3 Rams Heads) "RESURGAM" represents Lady Alston nee Gertrude Durnford, widow of Sir Rowland Alston Bart 6th and last Baronet.

No 2 on North wall represents Thomas Alston of Odell. The Coat shews Alston (10 Estoiles) & Raynesford (Argent a Cross Sable,i.e. a Black Cross on a White Field. "In Coelo Quies".

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No 3 on South wall represents Sir Rowland Alston 6th and last Baronet of Odell. Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel First Guards Coat Alston (10 Estoiles & Bloody Hand) and Durnford (3 Rams Heads).



8. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Lawson-Johnston Francis Alston, 29 May - 24 Jul - 20 Oct 1952.
Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
May 29.
Dear Lawson-Johnston
Very many thanks for your letter and enclosure. Rev Barwood has made a very good job of his drawings.
I will now endeavour to trace the personages, the number 1 is of course one of the Baronets as it has the Bloody Hand of Ulster on the top left, as born by all baronets on their shield.
When I can get more details, I will let you know for purposes of record.
Again thanking you.
Yours sincerely.
Francis Alston.

Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
Oct 20 1952.
Dear Lawson-Johnston
Hatchments at Odell Church.
I should have written before, but seasonal activity in the garden and latterly lack of House Staff! have cut down my letter writing.
As however you will have taken an interest for record purposes in the hatchments I am passing on to you
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the result of my enquiries at the College of arms, the answer is not entirely satisfactory, but nevertheless I think pretty conclusive.
Thank you very much for taking so much interest.
Yours sincerely.
Francis Alston. (By his name, in pencil, Brig Gen Francis Alston CHG DSO)
Notes in pencil at the top of the letter:

Write and thank? Dates Copies to Rev Barwood Records.

Brig General F Alston.
Extract from the letter from R P Graham-Vivian M.C. Windsor Herald.
July 24, 1952.
Arms with the 3 Rams heads, "I have come to the conclusion that they are definitely intended to be for DURNFORD, but I am sorry to say that no Durnford at any time has established a right to Arms".
Papworths Ordinary, a printed work, gives 3 Rams heads to Dunford, "it indicates that the Durnford may possibly have originated as Dunford and adopted the Arms
Page 2
in later days".
"You may agree with me from all this that the Coat is probably intended for Durnford, but the fact remains that no such Coat has never been satisfactorily established to the family, no Durnford has entered any pedigree or had a grant of arms from the College".
The above means the No 1 Coat on North wall Alston (10 Estoiles and Bloody Hand of Ulster) and Durnford/3 Rams Heads) "RESURGAM" represents Lady Alston nee Gertrude
Page 3.
Durnford, widow of Sir Rowland Alston Bart 6th and last Baronet.

No 2 on North wall represents Thomas Alston of Odell. The Coat shews Alston (10 Estoiles) & Raynesford (Argent a Cross Sable,i.e. a Black Cross on a White Field. "In Coelo Quies"

No 3 on South wall represents Sir Rowland Alston 6th and last Bart of Odell. Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel First Guards Coat Alston (10 Estoiles & Bloody Hand)
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and Durnford (3 Rams Heads).





9. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Lawson-Johnston, Francis Alston, Rev Barwood., 24 Oct 1952.
24 October 1952.
Dear General Alston,
Thank you very much for your letter of October 20 enclosing details of the Hatchments at Odell. I am giving a copy of your notes to my brother and also to the Rector of Odell and one for the records there, as I think they will be of interest to future generations. I am glad you have managed to find out so much about them.
There is one fact that seems to be missing and that is any mention of dates. I wonder whether you have any dates available which could be attributed to the Hatchments?
Yours sincerely,
HAL
Brigadier General Frances Alston CMG DSO
Sandacre,
Sandling,
Hythe,
Kent.

24 October 1952.
The Rev F J Barwood,
Odell Rectory,
Odell,
Bedfordshire.
Dear Mr Barwood,
I have the enclosed notes from Brigadier General Alston with regard to the Hatchments at Odell. I am sending you two copies, one for your information, and I thought the main copy for the records at Odell where ever they may be kept.
I have asked General Alston whether he knows any dates which could be added to these details, so I hope he will be able to provide these.
Yours sincerely,
HAL

28 October 1952.
The Rev FJ Barwood,
Odell Rectory,
Bedfordshire.
Dear Mr Barwood,
I have had a further letter from General Alston, (the writing is not too clear, but I think it is substantially correct). I also enclose his further notes regarding the Hatchments in Odell Church which gives the dates.
With regard to the letter, perhaps you would let me know if Odell Church still possesses the chalice and either of the patens mentioned.
Yours sincerely,
HAL


10. Letters Concerning Alston Hatchments in Odell Church: Francis Alston, Lawson-Johnston, Rev Barwood, 26 Oct - 28 Oct - 31 Oct - 17 Nov - 20 Nov 1952.
Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
October 26th
Dear Lawson Johnston
Many thanks for your letter of 24 October. After posting my letter, I too remembered the dates! Rollo Alston told me once that the Registers had been destroyed by fire!. "Stemmata Alstoniana" published many years ago by a man called Cresswell prints a good many extracts.
I can only give you the dates as I have found that both in that publication and in "The History And Antiquities of the Hundred of Willey in the County of Bedford" By W H Harvey Esq F.R. Historical Society printed in London 1872 - 78.
The latter actually gives the existence of the Hatchments and Achievements on page 370.
Numbers 1 and 2
"Alston impaling Sable 3 Rams Heads Cabossed argent armed or Durnford"
Number 3
Alston impaling argent and cross sable Raynsford".

I do not know why I did not refer sooner this book, which is very bulky and is quite rare. Only 100 copies were published. It also refers to the Chalice and Paten silver gilt from William Alston
"Ex dono Guiliemi Alston
Deo et Ecclesiae Odelis in
com Bedfordiae 1637".
A second paten was given by Dame Temperance Wolstenholme 1728, (Lady Alston by her first marriage to Sir Rowland Alston 2nd Baronet, she was the Honourable Temperance second daughter of Thomas 2nd Lord Crew of Stene).
Do they still exist?
Yours sincerely
Francis Alston.

Sir Rowland Alston 6th and last Bart High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1759 Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel First Guards 1745 - 62 Died 29 June 1790 aged 64

Dame Gertrude Alston (need Durnford) died 14 March 1807 aged 75 (Her portrait full-length, by T Gainsborough is now in the Louvre)

Thomas Alston (natural son of Sir Thomas 5th Bart) High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1809, died 26 July 1815.

Then typed copy of above dated 26 Oct 1952.

28 October 1952.
The Rev FJ Barwood,
Odell Rectory,
Bedfordshire.
Dear Mr Barwood,
I have had a further letter from General Alston, (the writing is not too clear, but I think it is substantially correct). I also enclose his further notes regarding the Hatchments in Odell Church which gives the dates.
With regard to the letter, perhaps you would let me know if Odell Church still possesses the chalice and either of the patens mentioned.
Yours sincerely,
HAL

Odell Rectory
Bedford
Phone
Harrold 234.
31 October 1952.
Dear Mr Lawson Johnston
Thank you for your letters and the notes regarding the Alston Hatchments etc. I will file these papers in the Church Safe. The Chalice and paten of silver gilt, as also the paten given by Dame Temperance Wolstenholme in 1728 are still here in the safe. They are fine specimens. Do have a look at them with me when next you come to Odell
Yours very sincerely.
F J Barwood

17 November 1952.
Dear General Alston,
I have delayed answering your letter of October 26 until I have had a weekend at Odell. I was most interested with all the dates you gave me and I have added these additional facts to the records which I have given the Rector at Odell.
The chalice and paten of silver gilt given by William Alston in 1637 are indeed still there. They are kept in the safe and brought out at Christmas time and I had a look at them on Sunday and they are very fine pieces. The second paten given by Dame Temperance Wolstenholme in 1728 is also there together with 2 or 3 others, all, I should say, of a similar period which are not inscribed.
Thank you for drawing my attention to these.
Yours sincerely,
HAL.

Sandacre, Sandling, Hythe, Kent
Telephone: Hythe 6211. Station: Sandling Junction.
November 20th
Dear Lawson-Johnston
I am glad to hear that the Communion plate is all true. Talking about them is really another form of checking their existence, otherwise things sometimes disappear in the course of time if no one takes any interest in such things.
Yours sincerely
Francis Alston


Francis married Harriet Antoinette (Toinette) TARN [7577], daughter of John TARN [18030] and Mary Gillett [25986], on 1 Jun 1907 in Royal Chapel Wellington Barracks Westminster. Harriet was born on 26 May 1881 in St Germain Paris France and died 1 Qtr 1972 in Reg Newbury BRK aged 90.

General Notes:
Antoinett Tarn
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 18 Oct 1900
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ship Name: Manitou
Shipping line: Atlantic Transport Line
Official Number: 106971

Harriet Antoinette Alston
Birth Date: 26 May 1881
Date of Registration: Mar 1972
Age at Death: 90
Registration district: Newbury
Inferred County: Berkshire
Volume: 6a
Page: 198

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 24 Hyde Park St Paddington LND. Harriet is recorded as a daughter unmarried age 19 born St Germain France.

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 4 Chelsea Plc Hyde Park Sq Paddington LND. Harriet is recorded as a wife aged 29 married 3 yrs with 2 children both living born St Germain Paris France to British parents

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1875 M    i. Paul Francis ALSTON [7583] was born in 1908 in Paddington LND.

+ 1876 F    ii. Antoinette Mary Daphne ALSTON [7584] was born on 15 Jan 1913.

+ 1877 F    iii. Renee Barbara Violet ALSTON [7586] was born in 1911.

1564. Ada FISHER [4145] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Dec 1840.

General Notes:
Ada does not appear in any census

1565. Lucy FISHER [25033] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1841.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Lucy is recorded as an unmarried daughter aged 20 born

1566. Helena FISHER [25034] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1843 in Bath SOM.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Helena is recorded as an unmarried daughter aged 18 born Bath

1567. Emily C FISHER [25035] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1845 in Elsworth DEV.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Emily C is recorded as an unmarried daughter aged 16 born Elsworth DEV

1568. Mary L FISHER [25036] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1849 in Elsworth DEV.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Mary L is recorded as an unmarried daughter aged 12 a scholar born Elsworth DEV

1569. Edith FISHER [25037] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1854 in Elsworth DEV.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Edith is recorded as an daughter aged 7 a scholar born Elsworth DEV

1570. Caroline F Winfred FISHER [25038] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1857 in East Witton DEV.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Caroline is recorded as an daughter aged 4 born East Witton DEV

1571. Sackville FISHER [25039] (Charlotte Helena ALSTON1224, Vere John (Rev)966, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1860 in Bath SOM.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Clatworthy SOM. Sackville is recorded as an son aged 1 born Bath SOM

1572. Henry ALSTON [4151] (Henry Frederick (Capt)1227, Henry Frederick967, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Nov 1839 and died in 1867 aged 28.

1573. Lieut Col. Sydney Vere ALSTON [4153] (Henry Frederick (Capt)1227, Henry Frederick967, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Sep 1840 in Cambridge Hyde Park London and died on 21 Jun 1907 in Torquay aged 66. The cause of his death was cirrhosis of the liver.

General Notes:
1840, Gent's. Mag, Sept. 9th, Cambridge Terrace Hyde Park the wife of H. F. Alston of a son.

Birth
9th inst., in Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London, the lady of H F Alston, Esq., of a daughter (sic).
Ipswich Journal 12 September 1840.
However Sydney's military records shows him born in Dublin

From his Service Record on file, Sydney's military career appears to have started at age 18 on 14 April 1859, when, as a gentleman cadet, he joined Chatham Headquarters of The Royal Marines Light Infantry as a 2nd Lieut. He was promoted to 1st Lieut, 12 Dec 1860 and served in a number of Headquarters positions across Britain and Ireland. On 1 Aug 1871 he was at the School of Musketry, Hythe, where he was appointed Assistant Musketry Instructor. After 2 years he returned to Headquarters placements until in 1878, when it is noted he was working in recruiting in Birmingham*. He passed Military Equitation (riding) at Hilsed, 15 May 1879 and was passed for Major, December 1880. Sydney exchanged divisions with a number of his colleagues over the time of his service.
In 1884 he took up command of Fort Euryalus in Sicily and the adjacent port (Oct - Nov). Transferred to the Sudan he served under General Graham in the Suakin Campaign 18851 in several positions including Command of the Sandbag Camp outside Suakin Dec 1884. Fought in the battle of Hasheen serving as Senior Major of the Battalion. He was mentioned in dispatches (Gazetted 25 Aug 1885) and promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel (Gazetted 6 Dec 1885) in recognition of his services in the defensive of Suakin 1885.
Retired on his own request 25 April 1890.
1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suakin_Expedition
1 - https://archive.org/stream/suakin1885beings00parrrich/suakin1885beings00parrrich_djvu.txt

*1879 Post Office Directory Birmingham
Alston Capt Sidney Vere 2 Poplar Ave Sandon Rd

Royal Marine Barracks,
Chatham,
November 26 87
My dear General,
In the event of Col Scott leaving the Depot I should feel obliged if you could see your way to sending me there in his place. It would be a great benefit to my wife to be near the sea, as Chatham does not agree with her.
I may add that I have never been attached to the Depot in any rank, during my service in the Royal Marines.
I am,
My dear General,
Yours very truly,
S V Alston

28 November 1887.
My dear Alston,
I have your application for transfer to Depot but I cannot make any promises on the subject or hold out any hope that you might be selected - it is a great object to appoint Officers only who can and will remain for the full period allowed and no one is ever considered eligible who has not as a Lieutenant Colonel proved his fitness for advancement to a higher rank.
Very truly yours,
Gen J.M. Williams

Royal Marines.
Retired on Full Pay.
Alston S V 11 June 1890

Law Report.
Sittings in Bankruptcy, before Mr E Leadam Hough, Senior Official Receiver.
In Re Alston
The first meeting of creditors was held under a receiving order made on the 13th inst in respect to the estate of Sydney Vere Alston, of the Primrose Club, Park-place, St James formerly a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines. It was stated that the petitioning creditor was the debtor's wife, claiming under a deed of separation. The debtor retired from the Royal Marines in April 1890 with the rank of colonel, and received a pension of L450 upon which he has since been dependent. The unsecured liabilities are returned at L673 5s 8d., against assets L4 4s., the insolvency being attributed to the debtor having lived beyond his income and incurred a liability on a guarantee. It was also stated that an order might be applied for with a view to a portion of the debtors pension being set aside for the benefit of his creditors.
The meeting was adjourned for a week to enable the petition to be represented at the creditors generally to consider the appointment of a trustee.
Messrs Colyer and Colyer represented the debtor.
The Times 30 May 1902.

Law Report.
Before Mr E. Leadam Hough, Senior Official Receiver.
In Re Alston.
An adjourned meeting of creditors was held under the failure of the Sydney Vere Alston, of the Primrose Club, Park-place, St James, who in April 1890, retired from the Royal Marines with the rank of colonel. He has since been in receipt of a pension of L450, and attributes his failure to the excess of his expenditure over his income, and liability on a guarantee.
Messrs Colyer and Colyer appeared for the debtor.
The creditors passed resolutions for bankruptcy and the appointment of Mr L. R. Dicksee (Sellars, Dicksee, and Co., Chartered Accountants) as trustee of the estate, with a committee of inspection, including Mrs Alston, the debtor's wife, who is petitioning creditor in the proceedings. It was stated that the debtor intended to set aside a portion of his pension for the benefit of his creditors.
The Times 6 June 1902.

Law Report.
Sittings in Bankruptcy, before Mr Registrar Giffard.
In Re Alston.
This was the public examination of the Sydney Vere Alston, of the Primrose Club, St James, a colonel (retired) in the Royal Marines. The statement of affairs showed unsecured liabilities L1,167 1s 5d. and no assets. The Official Receiver reports that L500 of the unsecured liabilities represents solicitors costs (of which some L440 is payable under a guarantee), L326 13s 8d. arrears of alimony due to the bankrupt's wife with costs of judgement and interest, L144 11s 5d. money borrowed, and the balance goods supplied for household and personal use, medical expenses, etc.
Mr E. Leadam Hough appeared as Senior Official Receiver; and Mr Walter Payne for the trustee.
The bankrupt in the course of his examination by the Senior Official Receiver, stated that he held a commission in the Royal Navy from 1859 to April 1890, when he retired and became entitled to a pension of L450 a year, and had since been without occupation. He attributed his insolvency mainly to his expenditure having exceeded his income, liability in respect of a guarantee, and law costs. He had been insolvent for about three years past.
Mr Payne also questioned the bankrupt.
The examination was ordered to be concluded.
The Times 19 June 1902.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, At Sea H.M.S Hero. Sidney is recorded as single aged 20 a 1st Lieut born Dublin Ireland

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, East Stonehouse Devon. Sydney is recorded as head of house married aged 30 Lieut Royal Marines born Ireland

Sydney married Catherine Haultain BOXER [4154], daughter of Major Gen. BOXER R.A. [4155], on 25 Apr 1866 in St Dunstan & All Saints Stepney LND. Catherine was born on 23 Jan 1848 in Woolwich KEN, was baptised on 8 Mar 1848 in St Mary Magdalene Woolwich KEN, and died on 8 Feb 1816 in Ryde Isle Of Wight aged -31.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, East Stonehouse Devon. Catherine is recorded as Catherine Hauttain Alston a wife aged 23 born Woolwich Kent

1574. Harold Edward Alcock ALSTON [4152] (Henry Frederick (Capt)1227, Henry Frederick967, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Oct 1855 and died in 1865 aged 10.

1575. Elizabeth Mary ALSTON [4156] (Henry Frederick (Capt)1227, Henry Frederick967, Thomas (Capt)813, Thomas 5th Bt. (Sir)627, Rowland 4th Bt. (Sir)449, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 May 1842 in St Johns Wood LND and died on 29 Jul 1900 aged 58.

General Notes:
Births
30th ult., at 68 Hamilton-terrace, St John's Wood-road, London, the lady of H F Alston, Esq., of a daughter.
Ipswich Journal 4 June 1842.

Elizabeth married Hubert MARTINEAU Esq [18026].

General Notes:
They had issue 3 sons 6 daughters

1576. Arabella Emily ORLEBAR [6760] (Robert Shipton ORLEBAR1239, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Arabella married Orlando Robert HAMMOND [6761].

1577. Valentine Augusta ORLEBAR [9881] (Robert Shipton ORLEBAR1239, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1578. Richard ORLEBAR [9884] (Arthur Bedford ORLEBAR M.A.1240, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1579. Maria Charlotte ORLEBAR [9885] (Arthur Bedford ORLEBAR M.A.1240, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1580. Amy ORLEBAR [9886] (Arthur Bedford ORLEBAR M.A.1240, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1581. Fanny Christina ORLEBAR [9887] (Arthur Bedford ORLEBAR M.A.1240, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1582. Madelina Eliza ORLEBAR [9888] (Arthur Bedford ORLEBAR M.A.1240, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1583. John Francis ORLEBAR [9890] (John Charles ORLEBAR1241, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1584. Augustus Scobell ORLEBAR [9896] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Apr 1860.

1585. Evelyn Henry ORLEBAR [9897] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Aug 1863.

1586. George Crewe ORLEBAR [9898] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Nov 1866.

1587. Edward Yarde ORLEBAR [9899] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 16 Aug 1872.

1588. Caroline Scobell ORLEBAR [9900] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1589. Margaret Emily ORLEBAR [9901] (Augustus ORLEBAR1244, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1590. William H WELLS [11802] (Charlotte Temperence ORLEBAR1245, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1843 in Baker St Clerkenwell.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 6 Arcadian Loft Kentish Town St Pancras MDX. William is recorded as a son aged 8 born Baker St Clerkenwell.

1591. Charlotte WELLS [11803] (Charlotte Temperence ORLEBAR1245, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1848 in St Pancras London.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 6 Arcadian Loft Kentish Town St Pancras MDX. Charlotte is recorded as Charlotte L a daughter aged 3 born St Pancras MDX

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, New Road Rochester KEN. Charlotte C is recorded as a daughteraged 14 a scholar born MDX LON

1592. Emily WELLS [11804] (Charlotte Temperence ORLEBAR1245, Charlotte SHIPTON976, Temperance BEDFORD817, Temperance ALSTON633, Vere John (Rev)454, Rowland 2nd Bart (Sir)283, Thomas Kt & Bt. of Odell (Sir)124, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1850 in St Pancras London.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 6 Arcadian Loft Kentish Town St Pancras MDX. Emily is recorded as a daughter aged 1 born St Pancres MDX

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, New Road Rochester KEN. Emily is recorded as a daughter aged 11 a scholar born MDX LON

1593. Mary Latitia RICKETTS [21952] (Alston RICKETTS1248, Charles Lord RICKETTS992, Elizabeth LORD832, Mary ALSTON640, William472, William286, John of Pavenham125, Thomas of Gedding Hall48, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Jul 1861 in Mariposa Victoria Ontario CAN and died on 27 May 1901 in Victoria Ontario CAN aged 39.

Mary married John Wesley HANCOCK [21953] on 26 Mar 1884 in Victoria Ontario CAN. John was born in 1858 in Mariposa Victoria Ontario CAN and died on 27 Dec 1836 in Victoria Ontario CAN aged -22.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1878 M    i. Aquilla E HANCOCK [21979] was born on 21 Oct 1883 in Ontario CAN and died on 6 Feb 1967 aged 83.

+ 1879 M    ii. Percy Wilbert HANCOCK [21981] was born on 12 Jan 1888 in Victoria Ontario CAN and died on 1 Aug 1946 in Ontario CAN aged 58.

+ 1880 M    iii. Stanley Cruise HANCOCK [21983] was born on 23 Feb 1890 in Mariposa Victoria Ontario CAN and died on 11 Oct 1970 in Vancover BC aged 80.


1594. Emily ALSTON [4741] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Jun in Leicester, was baptised on 21 Jul 1837 in St Margarets Rutland, died on 11 Aug 1911 in France, and was buried in France.

General Notes:
Emily was an active participant and support in her husbands research and travels.

Emily Beke's description of a 'Kite'
Recently, we found a description of the function of a kite by Mrs Emily Alston Beke, wife of Charles Tilstone Beke. She wrote the following:
"It is curious how these animals are caught by the Beduins in the desert country lying to the east of Harran. Two walls of considerable length are erected, commencing at some distance from each other, and converging to a point. Before the two ends quite meet, a mound of earth is thrown up between them, and the two walls, being continued beyond this mound, are united by a cross-wall of about half their height; behind this lower wall is a large pit, the earth dug out of which had served to form the mound. Horsemen now contrive to drive a herd of gazelles between the two walls, where they are furthest apart. The timid animals rush forward towards the extremity of the enclosure, at first not seeing the low cross-wall, which is hidden by the mound of earth; and when, at length, they find themselves closed in on both sides, they naturally try to escape by ascending the mound and leaping over the low wall, when they fall into the pit beyond it, and are taken, often as many as twenty or thirty at a time."
Mrs Beke 1865 Jacob's Flight; or a Pilgrimage to Harran and thence in the Patriarch's footsteps into the Promised Land, with illustrations, London: 145-6.

The entry is dated Tuesday December 24th, 1861 when Emily and her husband were visiting a Dr. Wetzstein in Damascus where they were sampling wine made from Helbon/Halbon grapes. The description must be that of a Kite. The description is particularly useful as what we currently know about the function of a kite is almost entirely derived from their remains and some inscriptions, whereas here we seem to have a contemporary account of their use, and what's more, it implies that Kites were still being used to trap gazelle into the 19th century. The area she refers to 'in the desert country lying to the east of Harran' is the northern tip of the Harrat ash-Sham east of Harran al 'Awamid. A large group of kites are located in this area, beginning roughly 15 km east of Harran al 'Awamid (or 40km east of Damascus), which we have located using satellite imagery freely available through Google Earth and Bing Maps. These kites were first photographed by Poidebard - one is published in La Trace de Rome (1934: Pl. XIV) (see Bewley & Kennedy, 2012, 'Historical Aerial Imagery in Jordan and the Wider Middle East', in Hanson & Oltean (Eds), Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives: Fig. 13.2 p. 226).

In exploring Harran in pursuit of a theory about an Old Testament place name, the Bekes discovered an inscribed stone (p. 199 ff.) which was later identified as a Roman milestone (p. 124ff.). Another was later found in a neighbouring village the name of which Emily gives as Ghassule (p. 125). Very unexpected.

Emily was 37 years younger than her husband but a fitting companion and his equal in many respects. Her published diary, and notes in the archival material of her husband show that she is highly intelligent, independent and active woman- accompanying her husband on at least one journey, helping him in his academic pursuits and publications as well as running their household as smoothly as she could with the expenses from research tours and publishing. After her husband's death she remained a staunch advocate for his lifetimes work, continuing to publish his research at considerable cost to her financial position.
Ref: http://www.apaame.org/2013/08/research-emily-bekes-description-of-kite.html

A Pilgrimage to Harran
by Emily Beke.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Wo06kOP5MiAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=beke+jacobs+flight+to&hl=en&sa=X&ei=x_q-Ua2_EYml0QXKwYHoCw&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA

Beke Testimonial Fund. A fund is being collected for the benefit of Mrs Beke, who for 16 years assisted her husband, the late Dr Beke, in his numerous labours for the cause of commerce and civilisation, and, let us add, geography. The committee is formed of men of influence, and we trust its appeal will be liberally responded to. Contributions should be paid to Messrs Roberts, Lubbock and Co., Lombard Street.

A correspondence to Charles Darwin, from Agnes Taylor
20 March [1882]
8 Rue Croisc de Marbre Nice
France
Sir,
I beg to apologize for troubling you, but I feel sure you will excuse me when I tell you I am writing on behalf of the Widow of the late Dr. Charles Beke, whose sad case, & claims are so well known. & for whom much sympathy has been expressed. Her trials & troubles for the past 8 years since the death of her husband have indeed been very great, & to add to them she has of late partially lost her sight, so that she has been, & is quite unable to pursue her Literary occupations, & her home has had to be broken up. The many powerfully signed Memorials which have been presented, amply testify that it is the sincere wish of all her Patrons & friends, that she should obtain the continuation of her Husband's "Civil List Pension" but in this she has not been successful, so that her extreme need of help, makes me the more urgent in trying to get her a Permanent Annuity of not less than L50.
Towards this object I will gladly contribute L300 myself provided she can succeed in getting the remaining L500. necessary to effect this object. the value of which Annuity is about L800. I am happy to say from a letter received from the Premier I have reason to hope for assistance from "Royal Bounty Funds" so soon as I am able to submit to the Premier the amount I have collected. The proposal happily meets with the entire approval of the following Noblemen & Gentlemen who have promised me their assistance & support.
As of course I shall have a great deal to do to get up the money . . . . . I shall be most thankful if you will benevolently send me a kind contribution out of sympathy for the Widow of one, whose Public Services in respect of Abyssinia, as well as his Literary, Scientific & Philanthropic Labours in which his wife so ably assisted him claim your sympathy & support.
I am, Sir,
Yours. very faithfully
Agnes Taylor

Contributions Received
The Duke of Wellington L10.
The Earl of Malmesbury L5
Contributions Promised
Myself . . . L300
Sir David L Salomons L5
The Duke of Devonshire L. . . ?
The Duke of Bedford L. . . ?
P.S.
Permit me to beg that contributions be sent direct to Mrs. Beke's account with
Messrs. Hammond & Co.
Canterbury Bank
Canterbury

From Emily Beke
16 October 1879
A Maison Colbert
Pau,
Pyrenees
Dear Sir,
I beg to thank you most gratefully for your very very kind response to my letter, and to assure you that I shall never cease to appreciate your great kindness, though I deeply regret, that there should be such real necessity for it. However, I have got over my worst difficulties, I trust, owing to the generous & continued help of my friends . . . . .
Thanking you for your good wishes for my health & success.
I remain Sir,
Yours sincerely & obliged
Emily Beke

The Maison Colbert is described by a traveler a year later so it is relevant
Well knowing the comfort of a good pension, and intending to make a long stay, we drove straight from the station to the well-known Maison Colbert, and were soon as comfortable as we could wish. There are many people we are aware who detest "pensions." "We don't approve," say they, "of meals at fixed hours, of a drawing-room common to all, and of such a small house that everybody must know everyone else before the first dinner is over!" Well! why should they? They can go to the hotels; but let all those who are suffering or delicate put away thin-skinned feelings of superiority, till they have a good enough constitution to support them, and in the meantime seek peace and kindness, such as may be experienced at the Pension Colbert.
If, on the other hand, it can be taken as a criterion that those living in hotels are not invalids, then the visitor contingent of Pau must consist principally of healthy people, who prefer a good climate and lively society to the attractions that England and America have to offer from October to May. This is hardly correct, but there can be no doubt that more than half the foreigners [Footnote: From the French standpoint--i.e., English and American.] who come for that period, do so for comfort and pleasure alone. And it is not to be wondered at. Who, that was untrammelled by the cares of business, or shortened purse-strings, but would not gladly exchange the bill of fare England has to offer, of London fogs, east winds, Scotch mists, and Irish dynamite, for the handsome menu awaiting him at Pau? Drives, kettledrums, dinners, balls, lawn tennis, polo, pigeon-shooting, golf, racing and hunting; and, if he particularly wishes it, a balloon ascent as well. This last-named is an expensive pleasure, as the aeronaut, judging by the prices on the bill, requires a substantial fee, and it is besides an amusement life insurance companies do not readily countenance.

In Dec 1889 Emily wrote a letter to Mr Stanley (of Livingstone fame!!) She was living in Rapallo Italy at the Casa Canessa, another pension similar to the Maison Colbert. From this we can assume she got her Annuity from the Testimonial Fund. Needless to say she didn't go down without a fight. There is a dossier in The Welcome Archives in Euston dated March 1902
Materials relating to Dr C.T. Beke's public services, collected by his widow Mrs Emily Beke, including a volume of extracts (262 folios) from official correspondence relating to Dr Beke and to Abyssinia from 1836 to 1874, in support of Mrs Beke's claim for L10,000 from the British Government. (In 1865 they had gone officially for four months, on a fruitless mission to effect the release of some British subjects that were being held captive, a journey that was very expensive, and the government didnt didn't pay them.)
She pasted a note on the cover
These "Extracts" of Official Correspondence during Dr Beke's Life were submitted to Lord Knollys Private Secretary to the King and it was forwarded by him (at the King's order) to the First Lord of the Treasury, The Rt. Hon. Arthur J. Balfour, M.P. I received it back by post from the Treasury without any remark!!! Nothing was done.
Emily Beke.

Obituary.
Mrs C.T. Beke
The death took place on Friday at her residence in France, after many years of illness, of Mrs Beke, widow of the Abyssinian and Nile explorer, Charles Tilstone Beke.
Mrs Beke, who was 74 years of age, was before her marriage Miss Emily Alston of Mauritius, daughter of Mr William Alston, of Leicester a claimant to the baronetcy of Alston. Dr Beke's first wife, a grand niece of Sir J.W. Herschel, died in 1853 and he married for the second time in 1856, being then a partner in a Mauritius mercantile house. Mrs Beke accompanied her husband on his travels in Syria and Palestine in 1861 and 1862, the object of the journey being to explore and identify the Haran or Charran of Scripture, and other localities mentioned in the book of Genesis, in accordance with the opinions expressed in Dr Beke's "Origines Biblicae" in 1834. They also travelled in Egypt, in order to induce the Egyptian merchants to form a company for carrying out Dr Beke's plans for opening up commercial relations with Central Africa, and for promoting the growth of cotton in Upper Egypt and the Sudan. On their return the travellers were publicly awarded the thanks of the Royal Geographical Society. Beke subsequently visited Abyssinia to urge on King Theodore the release of Captain Cameron and other British subjects who had been imprisoned by the King and was temporarily successful - though the prisoners were subsequently reincarcerated, and the incident led to the Abyssinian War and the defeat and death of King Theodore. For these and other services Beke received a grant of L500 and subsequently a civil list pension of L100 a year. He died in 1874 - at the same age as that subsequently attained by his widow - and was buried at the village of Bekesbourne, which takes its name from the old Kentish family to which he belonged. After his death his widow issued his most important work, entitled "Discoveries of Sinai in Arabia and of Midian" for which it was claimed that it paved the way for the final settlement of the questions connected with the exodus of the Israelites.
Ref: The Times 16 August 1911 Page 9. (M.Terbrack)

Research Notes:
Portrait of Emily and her husband Charles Tilstone Beke photographed by Ernest Edwards (Lovell Reece, 1867, 'Dr. and Mrs. Beke', in Portraits of Men of Eminence, Vol. 6, London: L. Reeve & Co.: 21. Original in the Natural History Museum, London: 051942).



Emily married Dr Charles Tilstone BEKE [4742], son of James BEEK [18950] and Susannah HINDLE [18951], on 25 Apr 1856 in St James Cathedral Port Louis Mauritius. Charles was born on 10 Oct 1800 in Stepney London and died on 31 Jul 1874 in Holly Villa Springhill Bromley KEN aged 73. Another name for Charles was BEEK Prior To 1833.

General Notes:
Charles was of Bekesbourne Kent, he elected from 1833 to spell his surname Beke. He searched for sources of the Nile from 1840-1843 and later and was an expert on the biblical lands but some of his findings, approaches and beliefs were so controversial that following his death the National Portrait Gallery, to his young wife's distress, refused to hang a copy of his portrait.
Ref: The Joyous Chain by Anna Philpott & Alexander Low.

Charles Tilstone Beke (10 October 1800 - 31 July 1874) was an English traveller, geographer and Biblical critic. Born in Stepney, London, the son of a merchant in the City of London, for a few years Beke engaged in mercantile pursuits. He later studied law at Lincoln's Inn, and for a time practised at the Bar, but finally devoted himself to the study of historical, geographical and ethnographical subjects.
The first fruits of Beke's researches appeared in his work Origines Biblicae or Researches in Primeval History, published in 1834. An attempt to reconstruct the early history of the human race from geological data, it raised a storm of opposition on the part of defenders of the traditional readings of the Book of Genesis; but in recognition of the value of the work the University of Tubingen conferred upon him the degree of Ph.D..
Between 1837 and 1838, Beke held the post of acting British consul in Saxony. From that time until his death, his attention was largely given to geographical studies, chiefly of the Nile valley. Aided by private friends, he visited Ethiopia in connection with the mission to Shewa sent by the Indian government under the leadership of Major (afterwards Sir) William Cornwallis Harris, and explored Gojjam and more southern regions up to that time unknown to Europeans. Among other achievements, Beke was the first to determine, with any approach to scientific accuracy, the course of the Abay River (Blue Nile). The valuable results of this journey, which occupied him from 1840 to 1843, he gave to the world in a number of papers in scientific publications, chiefly in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society.
On his return to London, Beke re-engaged in commerce, but devoted all his leisure to geographical and kindred studies. In 1848 he planned an expedition from the mainland opposite Zanzibar to discover the sources of the Nile. A start was made, but the expedition accomplished little. Beke's belief that the White Nile was the main stream was, however, shown to be accurate by subsequent exploration.
In 1856, he endeavoured, unsuccessfully, to establish commercial relations with Ethiopia through Massawa. In 1861-1862 he and his wife travelled in Syria and Palestine, and went to Egypt with the object of promoting trade with Central Africa and the growth of cotton in the Sudan. In 1865, he attempted to visit Ethiopia to negotiate from Emperor Tewodros the release of the British captives. On learning that the captives had been released, Beke turned back, but Tewodros afterwards re-arrested the party. To the military expedition sent to effect their release, Beke furnished much valuable information, and his various services to the government and to geographical research were acknowledged by the award of L500 in 1868 by the secretary for India, and by the grant of a civil list pension of L100 in 1870. In his 74th year he undertook a journey to Egypt for the purpose of determining the real position of Mount Sinai. He conceived that it was on the eastern side of the Gulf of Aqaba, and his journey convinced him that his view was right. It has not, however, commended itself to general acceptance. Beke died in Bromley, in Kent.
Ref: Wikipedia

They were resident in Nice in 1898.

BEKE, CHARLES TILSTONE (1800-1874), Abyssinian explorer, was born at Stepney, Middlesex, 10 Oct. 1800. He came of an ancient Kentish family, which, in the twelfth century, gave its name to Bekesbourne; and there Beke himself resided for some years. His father was a prominent citizen of London. Beke was educated at a private school in Hackney, and in 1820 he entered upon a business career. His commercial pursuits called him from London to Genoa and Naples. Upon his return from the latter place he determined to abandon, commerce, and entered himself at Lincoln's Inn, where he studied law. While pursuing the legal profession, he published several papers in the Imperial Magazine and other periodicals concerning biblical and archaeological research. His first work of importance, entitled Origines Bibliae, or Researches in Primeval History, was published in 1834. His object was to establish the theory of the fundamental tripartite division of the languages of mankind, from which have arisen all existing languages and dialects. Dean Milman described the work as 'the first attempt to reconstruct history on the principles of the young science of geology;' and for this literary effort the university of Tubingen conferred upon the author the degree of doctor of philosophy.
In 1834 and 1835 Dr. Beke published a considerable number of papers upon the writings attributed to Manetho, upon Egypt, Midian, the Red Sea of Scripture, and other collateral subjects, and in the latter year he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In consideration of these Eastern researches Beke was successively elected a fellow of the Statistical and Syro-Egyptian Societies of London, of the Oriental Society of Germany, of the Royal Geographical Societies of London and of Paris, and of the Asiatic Society. From July 1837 till May 1838 Beke was British acting consul at Leipzig. In 1840 he made his first journey into Abyssinia, with a view not only to the opening up of commercial relations with that state and adjoining countries, but also to the abolition of the slave trade and the discovery of the sources of the Nile. His journey resulted in his first making known the true physical structure of Abyssinia and of eastern Africa generally, showing that the principal mountain system of Africa extends north to south on the eastern side of that continent, and that the Mountains of the Moon of Ptolemy are merely a portion of the meridional range. Dr. Beke was the first to ascertain the remarkable depression of the Salt Lake, Assal. He fixed, by astronomical observations, the latitude of more than seventy stations, and mapped upwards of 70,000 square miles of country. He visited and mapped the watershed between the Nile and the Hawash, along a line of fifty miles northward of Ankober, and he discovered the existence of the river Gojeb. He constructed a very valuable map of Gojam and Damot, and determined approximately the course of the Abai. In this expedition Beke also collected vocabularies of fourteen languages and dialects spoken in Abyssinia. In recognition of his discoveries he received the gold medals of the Royal Geographical Societies of London and Paris.
After his return from Abyssinia in 1843, Beke resumed his commercial pursuits in London, devoting the whole of his leisure, however, to the study of the questions which deeply interested him. From 1844 to 1848 many papers connected with Abyssinian exploration appeared from his pen. In the latter year he prepared a bill, which became law, authorising British consuls to solemnise marriages in foreign countries. During the same year he set on foot an exploring expedition for the discovery of the sources of the Nile, the expedition to penetrate for the first time inland, from the coast of Ptolemy's Barbaricus Sinus, opposite Zanzibar, and to descend the river to Egypt. The Prince Consort and other distinguished persons gave their countenance to the expedition, and Dr. Bialloblotzky was appointed to command it; but unfortunately the leader was compelled to abandon the undertaking when it was only partially completed. It is stated that Captain Speke became aware of Beke's plan in 1848; and later explorers have proved the soundness of his theories by discovering that Lake Nyanza is within the basin of the Nile.
In 1849 Beke was appointed secretary to the National Association for the Protection of Industry and Capital throughout the British Empire, and on the dissolution of that society in 1853 he was formally thanked through the Duke of Richmond for his services to the cause of protection. M. Antoine d'Abbadie, a French traveller, having published an account of his alleged journey into Kaffa for the purpose of exploring the sources of the Nile, Beke issued a critical examination of his claims, severely criticising his 'pretended journey.' The Geographical Society of Paris having awarded to M. d'Abbadie its annual prize for the most important discovery in geography, on the ground of his travels, a warm controversy arose. The charges made by Beke, and M. d'Abbadie's defence, were brought before the society, and after considerable discussion the society decided that no action should be taken, and simply passed to the order of the day. This decision being unsatisfactory to Beke, he returned the gold medal which had been awarded him in 1846 for his travels in Abyssinia, and withdrew altogether from the society.
In 1852 Beke edited for the Hakluyt Society Gerrit de Veer's True Description of Three Voyages by the North-east, towards Cathay and China. Notes were added to the work, which had also an historical introduction relating chiefly to the earlier voyages to Novaya Zemlya. The ensuing year he addressed the Foreign Office and the Board of Trade upon the subject of politics and commerce in Abyssinia and other parts of Eastern Africa. Beke had married a grandniece of Sir J. W. Herschel, but this lady dying in 1853, in 1856 he married secondly Miss Emily Alston, a Mauritius lady, the daughter of Mr. William Alston of Leicester, a claimant of the baronetcy of Alston. He had three years before become a partner in a Mauritius mercantile house, and in 1856 he despatched a sailing vessel to the port of Massowah for the purpose of endeavouring to open up commercial relations with Abyssinia. The attempt proved a failure, however, and entailed on Beke considerable pecuniary loss. But Beke was so convinced of the feasibility of establishing commercial relations with Abyssinia, that he applied, though unsuccessfully, to the Foreign Office for the appointment of British consul at Massowah, with the object of developing his scheme.
In 1860 Beke published The Sources of the Nile; being a General Survey of the Basin of that River and of its Head Streams. With the History of Nilotic Discovery. The work was based upon the author's essay 'On the Nile and its Tributaries', and various subsequent papers. But much new information was added. The author showed how the truth of his previous contentions respecting the interior of Africa had been established by Captain Burton and other travellers; and that the 'dark continent' possessed fertile and genial regions, large rivers and lakes, and an immense population, which, if not civilised, was yet to a large extent endowed with kindly manners, humane dispositions, and industrious habits. The writer therefore pressed upon the serious consideration of the British merchant, as well as the Christian missionary and philanthropist, the necessity for opening up the continent of Africa and civilising its inhabitants.
Dr. and Mrs. Beke travelled in Syria and Palestine in 1861-62, for the purpose of exploring and identifying the Harran, or Charran of Scripture, and other localities mentioned in the book of Genesis, in accordance with the opinions expressed in Dr. Beke's Origines Biblicse in 1834. They also travelled in Egypt, in order to see and induce the merchants of Egypt to form a company for carrying out Dr. Beke's plans for opening up commercial relations with central Africa, and for promoting the growth of cotton in upper Egypt and the Soudan.' On their return, the travellers were publicly awarded the thanks of the Royal Geographical Society, and several papers were the result of this visit to the East. Beke also entered into controversy with Bishop Colenso on the subject of the exodus of the Israelites and the position of Mount Sinai.
In 1864 great indignation was caused in England by the news that Captain Cameron and a number of other British subjects and missionaries had been imprisoned by the King of Abyssinia for pretended insults. Beke at once undertook a journey to Abyssinia for the purpose of urging on King Theodore the necessity of releasing the British consul and his fellow-prisoners. Beke obtained the temporary liberation of the prisoners, but the subsequent conduct of the king, in again imprisoning and ill-treating the captives, led to the Abyssinian war, which resulted in the complete defeat, and the death, of King Theodore. During the Abyssinian difficulty Beke furnished maps, materials, and other information to the British government, and to the army, by which many of the dangers of the expedition were averted, and in all probability many lives saved. Beke received a grant of L500 from the secretary of state for India, but his family and friends regarded this remuneration as very inadequate for public services extending over a period of thirty or forty years, and culminating in his aid and advice in connection with the Abyssinian campaign. In June 1868 Professor E. W. Brayley, F.R.S., drew up a memorandum of the public services of Beke in respect of the Abyssinian expedition. Two years later the queen granted Beke a civil-list pension of L100 per annum in consideration of his geographical researches, and especially of the value of his explorations in Abyssinia.
Amongst other questions of oriental interest studied by Dr. Beke, that of the true location of Mount Sinai had always a special fascination for him. In December 1873 he left England for Egypt, accompanied by several scientific friends, for the purpose of investigating this question in person. The Khedive of Egypt placed a steamer at his disposal, and the exploring party performed a tour round the alleged Mount Sinai, and made valuable discoveries along the coast of the gulf of Akaba. They occupied themselves with the sites connected with the passage of the Red Sea by the Israelites, and afterwards proceeded into the interior, and discovered 'Mount Sinai in Arabia' called by the natives Mount Barghir. In March 1874, Beke arrived in England, and though apparently in good health, considering his advanced age, died suddenly on 31 July ensuring. He was buried at Bekesbourne on 5 Aug.
After his death his widow issued his most important work, entitled 'Discoveries of Sinai in Arabia, and of Midian,' which was accompanied by geological, botanical, and conchological reports, plans, maps, and engravings. It was claimed for him that by this work he had paved the way for others to arrive at a final settlement of the whole of the important questions connected with the exodus of the Israelites. But the questions raised in his latest volume led to much controversy, his opinions being by some vehemently opposed.
In addition to the works mentioned in the course of this biography, Dr. Beke was the author of:
'The British Captives in Abyssinia,' published in 1865.
'King Theodore and Mr. Rassam,' 1869.
'The Idol in Horeb,' 1871.
'Jesus the Messiah,' 1872.
'Discovery of the true Mount Sinai,'
'Mount Sinai a Volcano,' (1873);
and many other sketches, pamphlets, and papers.
[Beke's various works; Summary of Beke's published works, by his Widow, 1876; Annual Register for 1874; Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society; An Enquiry into M. A. d'Abbadie's Journey to Kaffa, 1850; The Idol in Horeb, 1871; Letters on the Commerce of Abyssinia, 1852; Reports of the British Association, 1847; The Sources of the Nile, 1860; Views in Ethnography (new ed.), 1863; Men of the Time, 8th ed.
Ref: Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 04 Beke, Charles Tilstone
by George Barnett Smith.

1595. William George Hyde Clarke ALSTON [4729] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Mar 1820 in St Pancras London, died in St Pancras London, and was buried on 27 Mar 1840 in St Pancras London.

1596. Elizabeth Ellen ALSTON [4739] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Nov 1820 in St Pancras London, was baptised on 9 Apr 1822 in St Pancras London, died on 16 Jun 1898 aged 77, and was buried in St John Harlow ESS.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was a Spinster of St John Baptist Harlow ESS

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 7 Pembury Villas St John Hackney. Elizabeth is recorded as a sister aged 40 a governess (to her brothers family?) born St Pancras

1597. William Edwin ALSTON [4722] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Mar 1823 in St Pancras London, died on 22 Nov 1863 in Colney Hatch MDX aged 40, and was buried in St Pancras Cemetery Finchley MDX.

General Notes:
William was of 12 Vigo St in June 1859.

The Will of William Edwin Alston of Pembury Tce Lower Clapton Colney Hatch MDX clerk of the Union Bank of London who died 22 Nov 1863 was proved 21 Dec 1863 by Harriet Alston widow and relict at under L600

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 7 Pembury Villas St John Hackney. William is recorded as head of house married aged 38 a bank clerk born St Pancras MDX

William married Harriet CRAYMER [4723], daughter of Charles CRAYMER [24404], on 19 Jan 1858 in St James Westminster London. Harriet was born about 1828 in Limehouse MDX.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 7 Pembury Villas St John Hackney. Harriet is recorded a a wife aged 33 born Limehouse MDX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1881 M    i. Edwin C W ALSTON [4724] was born about 1860 in Hackney LND and died at Sea.

+ 1882 M    ii. Arthur ALSTON [4725] was born about 1858.

+ 1883 F    iii. Harriet Mary ALSTON [4728] was born on 25 Mar 1859 in St James Piccadilly LND and was baptised on 3 Jun 1859 in St James Piccadilly LND.

1598. Alfred ALSTON [4730] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Sep 1829, was baptised on 23 Oct 1829 in St Pancras London, and died in New Zealand or Australia.

General Notes:
His wife was deceased in 1898, they has several children.

1599. Thomas Sewell ALSTON [4731] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 Apr 1831 in St Pancras London and was baptised on 26 May 1831 in Old St Pancras London.

Research Notes:

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 2 Richmond Grove Islington Finsbury LND. Thomas is recorded as a son unmarried aged 19 a warehouseman born St Pancras MDX

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 5 Edmund Tce Islington East MDX. Thomas S is recorded as head of house married aged 29 a Licensed Victualler born Kentish Town MDX

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Tyford Rd Brixton SRY. Thomas is recorded as T S head of house a widower aged 38 a licensed Victualler born St Pancras MDX

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Lancaster Arms Walmer Rd Kensington LND. Thomas is recorded as head of house married aged 49 a Licensed Victualler born Kentish Town MDX

5. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Thomas is recorded as head of house married aged 59 a hotel proprietor born Kentish Town MDX

6. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Thomas is recorded as head of house married aged 69 living on his own means born Kentish Town LNND

7. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Odell Hse 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Thomas is recorded as head of house aged 79 married for 39 years of independant means born in MDX

Thomas married Sarah MAPP [4732], daughter of William MAPP [17572] and Susannah DUKES [17573], in 1857 in City of London Registry Office. Sarah was born circa 1831 in Clows Top WOR, died on 7 Dec 1864 in Islington MDX London aged about 33, and was buried on 12 Dec 1864 in Highgate Cemetery London.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 5 Edmund Tce Islington East MDX. Sarah is recorded as a wife aged 30 born Clows Top WOR

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1884 F    i. Emily Mary Ann ALSTON [4735] was born on 26 Feb 1853 in Islington MDX London and died on 19 Apr 1937 in Hertfordshire ENG aged 84.

+ 1885 F    ii. Clara ALSTON [19191] was born on 21 Aug 1854 in Islington MDX London, was baptised on 30 Sep 1860 in St Jude Whitechapel Tower Hamlets LND, and died in Apr 1911 aged 56.

+ 1886 M    iii. Thomas Alfred ALSTON [4733] was born on 7 Feb 1857 in Islington MDX London, was baptised on 30 Sep 1860 in St Jude Whitechapel Tower Hamlets LND, and died on 20 Sep 1934 in East Molesey Surrey England aged 77.

+ 1887 F    iv. Anne ALSTON [4737] was born on 21 Jan 1858 in Islington MDX London, was baptised on 30 Sep 1860 in St Jude Whitechapel Tower Hamlets LND, and died in Aug 1929 in Surrey England aged 71.

+ 1888 F    v. Minnie ALSTON [4736] was born in Dec 1862 in Islington MDX London, was baptised on 18 Jan 1863 in St Jude Whitechapel Tower Hamlets LND, and died on 8 Jan 1939 in Swindon WIL aged 76.

Thomas next married Ester MITCHELL [4738] on 18 Jul 1871 in Kensington Church Lambeth. Ester was born about 1851 in Mile End Road London MDX and was buried on 2 Nov 1914 in Twickenham Cemetery.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Lancaster Arms Walmer Rd Kensington LND. Ester is recorded as Ellen a wife aged 30 born Mile End MDX

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Ester is recorded as a wife aged 40 born Mile End Rd MDX

3. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Ester is recorded as a wife aged 50 born London

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Odell Hse 9 Strawberry Hill Twickenham MDX. Ester is recorded as a wife aged 60 married 39 years no children living or dead born Twickenham

1600. Julia ALSTON [4740] (William1251, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Nov 1833 in St Pancras London, was baptised on 1 Jan 1834 in St Pancras London, died on 1 May 1887 in Harlow aged 53, and was buried in Highgate Cemetery London.

General Notes:
1871 Census Lambeth Julia Alston Head of house unmarried aged 36 a Superintendent of National Schools, born Kentish Town MDX

Julia was buried in the family grave at Highgate.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, 2 Richmond Grove Islington Finsbury LND. Julia is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 18 a governess born St Pancras MDX

1601. Emma Ann HARRIS [17563] (Mary Ann ALSTON1253, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1832.

1602. George HARRIS [17564] (Mary Ann ALSTON1253, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1837.

1603. Sarah Ann HARRIS [17565] (Mary Ann ALSTON1253, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1838.


1604. Sarah Ann Jane BYE [17571] (Elizabeth ALSTON1254, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Oct 1848 in All Souls St Marylebone LND and died in 1941 in Walsall Staffordshire aged 93.

General Notes:
Sarah Ann was working for the Queens dressmaker making buttonholes at the time she married.
Sarah Ann lived with her family after her husband died but in 1941 was evacuated from London, during this process she died on a train at Walsall, Staffordshire. She was aged 93.
She was remembered by her great grandson "she was one of the sweetest persons I've known".
Ref: M Terbrack - 2013

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy of M. Terbrack. 2013



Sarah married William BELL [18008], son of William BELL [18706] and Eliza CHAMP [18709], on 25 Apr 1869 in Orange St Chapel Strand LND. William died in 1918.

General Notes:
William and Sarah Ann lived at Marylebone when William was a porter, they then moved to Soho where William worked as a packer for Crosse and Blackwell in Soho Square.
The family then moved to Wandsworth William was then a foreman with Crosse and Blackwell who were expanding and had moved to the south side of the Thames.
They occupied a comfortable house at 41 Ballantyne Street Wandsworth.
The Bell family were members of the Salvation Army.
Ref: M Terbrack - 2013

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy of M. Terbrack. 2013


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1889 F    i. Alice Mary BELL [18005] .

+ 1890 F    ii. Sarah Ann BELL [18707] .

1605. John ACTON [17566] (Jane Wright ALSTON1255, William of Bradwell998, William838, Philip650, Philip496, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 11 Apr 1852 in St Anne Soho Westminster LND.

1606. Augustus Homer ALSTON [6498] (Willis W1259, Robert West1003, John844, Joseph John653, John of Wethersfield ESS & Nth Carolina America. (Col)497, Solomon310, William of Sible Hedingham ESS129, John of Stisted & Belchamp Otten49, William Siam Hall And Sible Hedingham ESS20, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Nov 1844 and died in 1918 aged 74.

Research Notes:
Cannot find this family on UK Census 2012

Augustus married Anne Maria OTT [6499] on 17 Dec 1867. Anne died in 1928.

General Notes:
England Return of Owners of Land 1873. Norfolk .
Alston Mrs. Annie M. 204a 1r 18p gross estimated rental value. L323/17s/0.
Uncertain placement 2012


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1891 F    i. Augusta ALSTON [6500] was born about 1868.

+ 1892 M    ii. Edward O ALSTON [6501] was born about 1870.

+ 1893 M    iii. Robert Cotton ALSTON [6502] was born in 1873 and died in 1938 aged 65.

+ 1894 F    iv. Louisa ALSTON [6503] was born about 1874.

+ 1895 F    v. Lizze Drake ALSTON [6504] was born about 1877.

+ 1896 M    vi. William Ott ALSTON [6505] was born about 1879.

+ 1897 M    vii. Philip Henry ALSTON [6506] was born in 1880 and died in 1962 aged 82.

1607. Susannah ALSTON [3291] (William1284, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 13 Dec 1793 in Lingfield Church SRY, died on 9 Feb 1853 in Beddington aged 59, and was buried in Coulsdon.

General Notes:
Susannah and her sisters come from an ancient line through their Gt Gt Gt Grandmother Lady Penelope Alston (nee Evelyn) being 20th in descent from Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, also from John Baliol, King of Scotland, 26th in descent from William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders, 27th in descent from Malcolm King of Scotland, 34th in descent from Alfred the Great, 36th in descent from Egbert first King of England, and 36th in descent from Charlemagne, Emperor of the West.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Coulsdon Common Coulsdon SRY. Susanna is recorded as a millers wife aged 57 born Lingfield

Susannah married James DIVES [3294] on 7 Jan 1819 in Lingfield Church SRY. James was born on 3 May 1792 in Waspborn Chailey, died on 10 Oct 1853 in Beddington aged 61, and was buried in Coulsdon.

Marriage Notes:
Mary Alston and Mary Dives signed the marriage register.

General Notes:
James was of Blackham Court, Sussex.

Groom James Dives
Brides name(s) Susanna Alston
Marriage date 07 Jan 1819
Marriage place Lingfield
By Banns Groom's
Groom's parish Sussex - Maresfield
County Surrey
Source Parish Register Transcripts

At his marriage he was a batchelor of Maresfield Sussex. Witness's to the Marriage were Mary Dives and Mary Alston.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Coulsdon Common Coulsdon SRY. James is recorded as head of house married aged 58 a master miller employing 2 men born Fletching SSX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1898 M    i. James DIVES [3322] was born on 1 Nov 1819 in Maresfield, died on 1 Apr 1852 aged 32, and was buried in Coulsdon.

+ 1899 F    ii. Louisa DIVES [3305] was born on 7 Apr 1821 in Maresfield, died on 3 Feb 1893 in Forest Gate aged 71, and was buried in West Ham ESS.

+ 1900 F    iii. Elizabeth DIVES [3321] was born on 11 Feb 1823 in Maresfield.

+ 1901 M    iv. William DIVES [3323] was born on 27 Dec 1824 in Maresfield, died on 25 Apr 1855 aged 30, and was buried in Balcombe.

+ 1902 F    v. Ellen DIVES [3325] was born on 5 Mar 1826 in Maresfield, died on 24 May 1883 in Croydon aged 57, and was buried in Croydon.

+ 1903 M    vi. John DIVES [3324] was born on 13 Dec 1827 in Maresfield, died on 14 May 1860 in Croydon aged 32, and was buried in Croydon.

+ 1904 F    vii. Susannah DIVES [3326] was born on 2 Jan 1830 in Maresfield, died on 10 Apr 1854 in Beddington aged 24, and was buried in Coulsdon.

+ 1905 M    viii. Robert DIVES [3295] was born on 14 Jun 1832 in Maresfield.

+ 1906 M    ix. Alston DIVES [3298] was born on 24 Apr 1834 in Maresfield and died on 11 Mar 1863 in Croydon aged 28.

+ 1907 M    x. Thomas DIVES [3301] was born on 16 Jan 1836 in Withyham SSX.

+ 1908 M    xi. Alfred DIVES [3327] was born on 20 Oct 1837 in Withyham SSX and died on 16 Jun 1860 in Croydon aged 22.

1608. Mary ALSTON [3292] (William1284, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was baptised on 12 Dec 1796 in Lingfield Church SRY and died in 1874 in Dormans Land aged 78.

General Notes:
Mary did not marry

1609. Elizabeth ALSTON [3293] (William1284, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 1 Dec 1799 in Lingfield Church SRY, was baptised on 27 Dec 1799 in Lingfield Church SRY, and died on 28 Oct 1864 in Dartford KEN aged 64.

General Notes:
Bride Elizabeth Alston
Groom James Edgar
Marriage date 11 Jun 1822
Marriage place Lingfield
By Banns
County Surrey
Parish Register Transcripts Surrey Marriages

ELIZABETH ALSTON,
Third and youngest daughter and co-heir of William Alston, and granddaughter of Sir William Alston, 8th Baronet of Chelsea, baptised 27th December, 1799, at Linfield ; married to James Edgar, of Lingfield, June 11th, 1822 ; Mary Alston and George Chapman signed the register. James Edgar who was born at Lingfield, 28th June, 1790, was the eldest son of James Edgar of Lingfield by his wife Susannah daughter of John and Susannah Stanford and grandson of James Edgar also of Lingfield and his wife Susannah Potter. This last named James was a Scotsman and like many " brither Scats " before and since, sought that bourne-England-from which, it is said, none ever returned to his native land. He came from Dumfries about the year 1757, and settled at Lingfield, where he practised medicine. He was a scion of the very ancient Scottish border family of Edgar, the history of which in its various branches was industriously compiled by Captain J. H. Lawrence-Archer, about twenty-five years ago. The fortunes of the Wedderly branch of the Edgars are said to have supplied Sir Walter Scott with the material for the "Bride of Lammermoor." There are certainly many marked and curious coincidences between the Edgars and Ravenwoods. The Master of Ravenswood is named Edgar ; both families were connected with the Humes, Douglases, and Chieslys, and had law-suits with the last, and both were turbulent and impoverished by espousing and adhering to the losing cause. There were other minor coincidences of names and dates. John Edgar of the Keithock family, died a prisoner in Stirling Castle, for his share In the rebellion of 1715. James, his brother, fled to Italy and became the confidential secretary and companion of the Chevalier St. George. The Edgars were also among the few families who disobeyed the Act of James VI, c. 21, In not having their arms matriculated at the Lyon Register then established. Elizabeth Edgar died 28th October, 1864, and was buried at Dartford, Kent, through the Evelyns Balams, Peytons Stapyltons de la Poles and de Clares, Elizabeth Alston was 20th indescent from Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, also from John Baliol, King of Scotland, 26th in descent; from William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders, 34th in descent from Alfred the Great, 86th in descent from Egbert, first King of England, and 86th in descent from Charlemagne, Emperor of the West. She was about five feet eight inches in height, good looking, upright in carriage, and of a fine presence. A faded photograph now in the possession of the editor is the only portrait of her there is.
See CHART PEDIGREES for detailed descent from the Blood Royal. James Edgar predeceased his wife he having died in 1861, buried 2 1st February.
Ref Page 52 Stemmata Alstoniana

A faded photograph of Elizabeth was in the possession of Lionel Cresswell c1899.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Spittal St Dartford Kent. Elizabeth is recorded as a wife aged 51 born Lingfield SRY

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Spittal St Dartford Kent. Elizabeth is recorded as head of house a widow aged 61 living with her son's born Lingfield SRY

Elizabeth married James EDGAR [3328], son of James EDGAR [3329] and Susannah STANFORD [3330], on 11 Jun 1822 in Lingfield Church SRY. James was born on 28 Jun 1790 in Lingfield SRY and was buried on 21 Feb 1861.

General Notes:
Lingfield Registers 1897.
11 June 1822 James Edgar bachelor of LingIield and Elizabeth Alston spinster of Lingfield. Marriage by licence. Register signed by George Chapman and Mary Alston
Alstoniana pg 241

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Spittal St Dartford Kent. James is recorded as head of house married aged 50 a veterinary surgeon and chemist born Lingfield SRY

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1909 F    i. Elizabeth EDGAR [3361] was born on 23 May 1823 in Newick SSX, was baptised on 21 Jun 1823, died on 22 Nov 1892 aged 69, and was buried in Nunhead Cemetry.

+ 1910 M    ii. James EDGAR [3331] was born on 4 Apr 1825 in Westerham KEN, was baptised on 8 May 1825 in Westerham KEN, and died on 13 Mar 1867 in Henley On Thames aged 41.

+ 1911 M    iii. William Alston EDGAR [3337] was born on 15 Sep 1826 in Westerham KEN, was baptised on 22 Oct 1826 in Westerham KEN, died on 8 Mar 1868 in Betteshanger aged 41, and was buried in Betteshanger.

+ 1912 M    iv. John EDGAR [3356] was born on 21 Feb 1828 in Westerham KEN, was baptised in Mar 1828, and died on 23 Jun 1868 aged 40.

+ 1913 F    v. Agnes EDGAR [3368] was born on 12 Nov 1829 in Westerham KEN and was baptised on 6 Dec 1829 in Westerham KEN.

+ 1914 F    vi. Mary Ann EDGAR [3383] was born on 18 Oct 1831 in Westerham KEN and died on 11 Sep 1869 aged 37.

+ 1915 M    vii. Thomas EDGAR [3384] was born on 15 Mar 1833 and died on 29 Nov 1860 aged 27.

+ 1916 M    viii. Edward Stanford EDGAR [3385] was born on 16 Apr 1833 in Westerham KEN, was baptised on 17 May 1833, and died in 1877 aged 44.

+ 1917 M    ix. Henry EDGAR [3386] was born on 29 Mar 1837 in Westerham KEN and died on 18 Oct 1884 aged 47.

+ 1918 M    x. Alfred Robert EDGAR [3387] was born on 22 Oct 1838 and died on 9 Sep 1841 in Westerham KEN aged 2.

+ 1919 F    xi. Susannah EDGAR [3382] was born about 1841 in Westerham KEN.

1610. Mary DIVES [3643] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Jul 1790 in Dormans Land Withyham SSX, was baptised on 4 Aug 1791 in Lingfield Church SRY, and died on 22 Dec 1879 in Withyham SSX aged 89.

General Notes:
Bride Mary Dives
Groom Abraham Hale
Marriage date 28 Oct 1808
Marriage place Lingfield
By Licence
County Surrey Country
Parish Register Transcripts Record Surrey Marriages

Research Notes:
Death - Layfield Family Tree Ancestry 2014

Mary married Abraham HALE [15362], son of HALE [15492], on 28 Oct 1808 in Lingfield Church SRY. Abraham was born on 20 Jan 1786 in Lingfield Church SRY and died on 14 Nov 1863 in Withyham SSX aged 77.

General Notes:
Abraham was of Hedge Court, Lingfield, and Hale Court, Withyham.

They had issue


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1920 M    i. Abraham HALE [15392] was born on 19 May 1811 in Lingfield SRY.

+ 1921 M    ii. Robert HALE [15411] .

+ 1922 M    iii. John HALE [15419] .

+ 1923 M    iv. William HALE [15400] .

+ 1924 M    v. James HALE [15440] .

+ 1925 M    vi. Henry HALE [15446] .

+ 1926 F    vii. Marian HALE [15450] .

+ 1927 F    viii. Elizabeth HALE [15452] .

+ 1928 F    ix. Margaret HALE [15454] .

+ 1929 F    x. Sarah HALE [15473] .

+ 1930 F    xi. Jane HALE [15486] .

+ 1931 F    xii. Helen HALE [15491] .

+ 1932 F    xiii. Emma HALE [15504] .

+ 1933 F    xiv. Caroline HALE [15506] .


1611. William DIVES Snr [3640] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Feb 1801, was baptised on 25 Mar 1801 in St Peter & Paul Lingfield SRY, and died on 2 Nov 1896 in Lingfield SRY aged 95.

General Notes:
In the 1881 Census William had in his house a Mary Coudrey a neice aged 40? unmarried

Also Of
William Dives Sen
Died August 13th 1875
Aged 46 Years
Mary Ann Dives
Wife Of William Dives
Died July 14 1878
Aged 73 Years
Also Of The Above
William Dives Sen
Died Nov 2nd 1896
Aged 95 Years

Dives William of Dorman's Cottage Dorman Lane Lingfield Surrey died 2 November 1896 Probate London 7 December to John Dives grocer draper and post master. Effects L9990 12s Re-sworn January 1897 L9882 17s.
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Woodgate Green Lingfield SRY. William is recorded as aged 40 a shopkeeper born Surrey

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Dormansland Lingfield SRY. William is recorded as head of house married aged 50 a shop keeper general lines born Lingfield SRY

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dormansland Lingfield SRY. William is recorded as head of house married aged 60 a draper & grocer born Lingfield SRY

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Shop Lingfield SRY. William is recorded as head of house a widower aged 80 a master shop keeper born Lingfield SRY

William married Mary Anne WOOD [3645] in 1827. Mary was born in 1806 in Lingfield SRY and died on 14 Jul 1878 in Lingfield SRY aged 72.

General Notes:
Also Of
William Dives Sen
Died August 13th 1873
Aged 46 Years
Mary Ann Dives
Wife Of William Dives
Died July 14 1878
Aged 73 Years
Also Of The Above
William Dives Sen
Died Nov 2nd 1896
Aged 95 Years

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Woodgate Green Lingfield SRY. Mary is recorded as aged 35 born Surrey

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Dormansland Lingfield SRY. Mary Anne is recorded as a wife aged 46 born Lingfield SRY

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dormansland Lingfield SRY. Mary Anne is recorded as a wife aged 56 born Lingfield SRY

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1934 M    i. William DIVES Jnr [3650] was born in 1828 in Lingfield SRY, was baptised on 8 Aug 1830 in Lingfield Church SRY, and died on 13 Aug 1875 in Lingfield Church SRY aged 47.

+ 1935 M    ii. John DIVES [3646] was born in Sep 1828 and was baptised on 7 Dec 1828 in Lingfield Church SRY.

+ 1936 M    iii. Thomas DIVES [3651] was born about 1833 in Lingfield SRY.

+ 1937 F    iv. Elizabeth Mary DIVES [3657] was baptised on 29 Mar 1835 in Lingfield Church SRY.

+ 1938 F    v. Letitia DIVES [3659] was born about 1837 in Lingfield SRY, was baptised on 11 Sep 1837 in Lingfield Church SRY, and died on 23 Apr 1877 in Chiddingstone KEN aged about 40.

+ 1939 F    vi. Louisa DIVES [15369] was born on 28 Mar 1840, was baptised on 17 May 1840 in Lingfield Church SRY, died on 20 Sep 1842 aged 2, and was buried in Lingfield Church SRY.

+ 1940 M    vii. Henry Alfred DIVES [15370] was baptised on 14 Aug 1842 in Lingfield Church SRY, died on 22 Nov 1847 aged 5, and was buried in Lingfield Church SRY.


1612. John DIVES [3641] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Feb 1805, was baptised on 22 Feb 1805 in St Peter & Paul Lingfield SRY, and died on 11 Nov 1885 in Stone Crouch KEN aged 80.

General Notes:
John was described as a farmer at his sons John & Robert's baptisms he was aged 80 at his death.

Dives John.
11 December 1885.
The will of John Dives late of Stone Crouch in the Parish of Goudhurst in the County of Kent Yeoman who died 11 November 1885 at Stone Crouch was proved at the Principal Registry by Mary Jane Dives of Stone Crouch Widow the Relict the surviving Executrix.
Personal estate L4768 17s 10d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Hyle Street Lamberhurst KEN. John is recorded as head of house married aged 46 a farmer of 215 acres employing 11 labourers born Lingfield SRY

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Stonecrouch Goudhurst KEN. John is recorded as head of house married aged 56 a farmer of 340 acres employing 10 men and 4 boys born Lingfield SRY

John married Mary Jane NOAKES [3661]. Mary was born about 1821 in Lamberhurst KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Hyle Street Lamberhurst KEN. Mary Jane is recorded as a wife aged 30 born Lamberhurst KEN

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Stonecrouch Goudhurst KEN. Mary Jane is recorded as a wife aged 40 born Lamberhurst KEN

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 6 Richmond Tce Horsham SSX. Mary is recorded as a visitor at the home of Jane Dives married aged 50 born Lamberhurst SSX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1941 F    i. Elizabeth DIVES [3668] .

+ 1942 F    ii. Mary Jane DIVES [3666] was born 3 Qtr 1846 in Lamberhurst KEN and died 3 Qtr 1923 in Reg Battle SSX aged 77.

+ 1943 M    iii. John DIVES [3662] was born on 4 Jun 1848 in Lamberhurst KEN and died in 1932 aged 84.

+ 1944 F    iv. Ellen Harriet DIVES [3667] was born about 1851 in Lamberhurst KEN.

+ 1945 M    v. Robert DIVES [3664] was born on 8 Sep 1852 in Stonecrouch Hawkeshurst Lamberhurst KEN, was baptised on 31 Oct 1853 in Lamberhurst Parish Church, and died on 18 May 1914 in Northampton NTH aged 61.

+ 1946 M    vi. William Alston DIVES [3665] was born about 1855 in Goudhurst KEN and died on 3 Jan 1930 aged about 75.

+ 1947 F    vii. Caroline DIVES [3669] was born about 1858 in Goudhurst KEN.

+ 1948 M    viii. James DIVES [3663] was born about 1860 in Goudhurst KEN.

+ 1949 F    ix. Louisa DIVES [3670] was born about 1864 in Goudhurst KEN.

1613. Jane DIVES [3644] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1808 in Lingfield SRY and died on 1 Dec 1885 in Eden Cottage Edenbridge KEN aged about 77.

General Notes:
Jane was not married.

Dives Jane.
30 December 1885.
The will of Jane Dives late of Edenbridge in the County of Kent Spinster who died 1 December 1885 at Eden Cottage Edenbridge was proved at the Principal Registry by John Dives of Dorman's Land in the Parish of Lingfield in the County of Surrey Linen Draper and Henry Hale of Withyham in the County of Sussex Farmer the Nephews the Executors. Personal Estate L9239 10s 11d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Withyham SSX. Jane is recorded as a sister of James unmarried aged 45 born Lingfield SRY

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Oxted SRY. Jane is recorded as a visitor unmarried aged 53 a funds holder born Lingfield SRY

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 6 Richmond Tce Horsham SSX. Jane is recorded as head of house unmarried aged 63 born Lingfield SRY

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Edenbridge KEN. Jane is recorded as a boarder unmarried aged 73 income from interest born Lingfield SRY

1614. Ann DIVES [15671] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Oct 1798 in Lingfield SRY and died in Jul 1862 in Lingfield SRY aged 63.

1615. James DIVES [3642] (Elizabeth ALSTON1285, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1813 in Lingfield SRY.

General Notes:
James died s.p.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Withyham SSX. James is recorded as head of house married aged ? farmer of 300 .... employing 10 men born Lingfield SRY

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, East Malling KEN. James is recorded as a servant a widower aged 46 a sevans wagoner born Lingfield SRY

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Court Lodge Farm Aylesford KEN. James is recorded as a farm servant a widower aged 68 born Lingfield SRY

James married Mary LEIGH [15361], daughter of LEIGH [20777].

General Notes:
Dives Mary.
15 May 1869.
Letters of Administration of the personal estate and effects of Mary Dives late of Roberts Field Place in the Parish of Tunbridge in the County of Kent Widow deceased who died 25 March 1869 at Roberts Field Place aforesaid were granted at the Principal Registry to George Leigh of Roberts Field Place aforesaid Gentleman the Brother and one of the Next of Kin of the said deceased he having been first sworn. Effects under L200
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Withyham SSX. Mary is recorded as a farmers wife aged 40 born Chiddingstone KEN

1616. William Alston HEAD [3389] (Sarah ALSTON1286, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1808, was baptised in East Grinstead, and died on 4 Apr 1879 in 4 Cambridge Tce Hastings SSX aged 71.

General Notes:
William was an Attorney of East Grinstead Sussex: Ref. Piggots 1839 Directory.

West Sussex Record Office: Additional Manuscripts, catalogue 22

Additional Manuscripts, Catalogue
Catalogue Ref. Add Mss 22
Creator(s):
West Sussex Record Office

Deeds of various properties in East Grinstead, Worth, Lingfield, co. Surrey, and St. George, Hanover Square, London

Miscellaneous Premises in Lingfield, co. Surrey

FILE - Conveyance (Lease and Release), in Consideration of L650 - ref. Add Mss 17549, 17550 - date: 29 & 30 September 1831
[from Scope and Content] Witnesses: William Alston Head, Richard George

FILE - Mortgage (Lease and Release), in Consideration of L400 - ref. Add Mss 17551, 17552 - date: 3 & 4 October 1831
[from Scope and Content] George Chapman of Lingfield, co. Surrey, surgeon, to John Jewell, jun., of Linehouse in Lingfield, co. Surrey, farmer, and William Alston Head of East Grinstead, gent

FILE - Assignment of mortgage - ref. Add Mss 17554 - date: 22 November 1858
[from Scope and Content] From (a) John Jewell and William Alston Head, to (b) George Head of East Grinstead, banker

Court Books of the Manors of Ashurst alias Grinstead Wild alias Walhill (1691 - 1914), Sheffield Grinstead (1643 - 1870) and Brambletye (1651 - 1870) in East Grinstead, and Sheffield Lingfield (1643 - 1883) in Lingfield, co. Surrey

Court Books of the Manor of Ashurst alias Grinstead Wild alias Walhill in East Grinstead

Courts Baron
Stewards: Nathaniel Moores 1691 - 1740; Nathaniel Moore jun. 1740 - 68; George Banking 1770 - 81; Thomas Walley Partington 1783 - 1821; Pinder Simpson 1822 - 44; William Pearless 1845 - 48; William Alston 1848 - 61; William Austen Pearless, c. 1861; Nugent Septimus Pearless, 1883

Ref A2A

PRO - C202 = Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files
C 202/220A/16 Nottingham - William Parsons; Oxford - John Marriott Davenport; Salop - Richard Ford; Somerset - Charles Bayly, Charles Macy, James Wigan; Stafford - Francis Blagg, Frederick Bond, John Barlow Seckerson, Francis Woodward; Suffolk - Edgar Chenery; Sussex - William Alston Head, William Scrivens; Warwick - John Bird, William Russell, Edward Short, James Stringer; Wilts - Matthias Thomas Hodding; Worcester - Thomas Beale, John Curtler; York - Charles Hoyland Bingley, Henry John Coleman, William Greenwood Rylah. 1830
2007

Head William Alston
6 June 1879.
The will of William Alston Head late of East Grinstead in the County of Sussex Gentleman who died 4 April 1879 at 4 Cambridge Terrace Hastings in the said County was proved at the Principal Registry by William Alston Head of East Grinstead Solicitor the Son the executor according to the tenor.
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

William married Ellen TICEHURST of Battle [3390].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1950 M    i. William Alston HEAD [3397] was born on 24 Sep 1832 in East Grinstead and died on 9 Feb 1909 in East Grinstead aged 76.

+ 1951 M    ii. John Turner HEAD [3398] was born in Feb 1834 in East Grinstead.

+ 1952 M    iii. Robert Turner HEAD L R C P [3399] was born on 1 May 1835 in East Grinstead.

+ 1953 M    iv. George HEAD [3401] was born on 31 Mar 1837 in East Grinstead.

+ 1954 M    v. Thomas Alston HEAD [3402] was born on 1 Feb 1840 and was buried in Lingfield Church SRY.

+ 1955 M    vi. Charles John HEAD [3403] was born on 6 Jan 1842 in Battle SSX.

+ 1956 M    vii. Frederick HEAD [3404] was born on 28 Nov 1843 in East Grinstead and was buried in Highgate Cemetery London.

+ 1957 M    viii. Arthur HEAD [3405] was born on 12 Mar 1845 in East Grinstead.

+ 1958 M    ix. Evelyn Alston HEAD [3407] was born on 9 Jul 1849 in East Grinstead.

+ 1959 M    x. Percy Turner Jones HEAD [3411] was born on 9 Sep 1850 in East Grinstead.

+ 1960 M    xi. Rowland Tice HEAD [3413] was born on 7 Dec 1852 in East Grinstead and died on 13 May 1878 in East Grinstead aged 25.

+ 1961 F    xii. Ellen HEAD [3414] was born on 1 Oct 1838 in East Grinstead.

+ 1962 F    xiii. Katherine Sarah HEAD [3415] was born on 14 Oct 1847 in East Grinstead.

1617. John HEAD [3391] (Sarah ALSTON1286, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Jul 1810, was baptised in East Grinstead, died in 1890 aged 80, and was buried in Fletching.

John married Ann CAVE of Fletching [3392]. Ann was buried in Fletching.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1963 M    i. John Turner HEAD [3416] .

+ 1964 M    ii. William Cave HEAD [3417] died in 1873.

+ 1965 M    iii. Frederick Herbert HEAD [3418] .

+ 1966 M    iv. George Gabbitas HEAD [3420] .

+ 1967 F    v. Frances Ann HEAD [3421] .

+ 1968 F    vi. Sarah Ellen HEAD [3423] .

+ 1969 F    vii. Emily Mary HEAD [3424] .

+ 1970 F    viii. Matilda Alicia HEAD [3426] .

1618. George HEAD [3393] (Sarah ALSTON1286, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Nov 1812, was baptised in East Grinstead, and was buried in East Grinstead.

George married Sarah SEARLE of Edenbridge [3394]. Sarah was born on 18 Dec 1814 and was buried in East Grinstead.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1971 M    i. George Searle HEAD [3671] .

+ 1972 F    ii. Emma HEAD [3673] .

+ 1973 F    iii. Sarah Eliza HEAD [3675] .

1619. Sarah HEAD [3395] (Sarah ALSTON1286, William 8th Bart of Lingfield (Sir)1027, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Sarah married Henry CUTLER of Ifield Sussex [3396].

General Notes:
Henry was deceased by 1899. They had further children who died young.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1974 F    i. Sarah Alston CUTLER [3676] .

1620. George NORTON [3678] (Sarah ALSTON1287, Evelyn1028, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
George is said to have been married twice, having a son who died young by his first wife.

1621. Henry NORTON [3679] (Sarah ALSTON1287, Evelyn1028, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1622. Evelyn NORTON [3680] (Sarah ALSTON1287, Evelyn1028, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Evelyn is supposed to have died abroard

Evelyn spouse unknown.

His child was:

+ 1975 M    i. Evelyn NORTON [3681] .

1623. Sarah NORTON [3682] (Sarah ALSTON1287, Evelyn1028, William 7th Bart (Sir)868, Evelyn 5th Bart (Sir)685, Joseph 3rd Bart (Sir)519, Joseph 2nd Bart of Bradwell (Sir)331, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Sarah died single at Westerham

1624. Francis George HARE of Gresford Co Denbigh [3567] (Francis George HARE1288, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Jul 1830 and died in 1868 aged 38.

General Notes:
Hare (or Hare Naylor), Francis George. Admitted fellow com. at Downing, October 26, 1848. (Doubtless son and heir of Francis George (Hare Naylor) of Herstmonceux, Sussex deceased. Born July 6, 1830. School, Eton. Matric, Michaelmas 1848. Cornet, 1st Life Guards, March 15, 1850; Lieut, April 13, 1852; sold out, February 29, 1856. Inherited Gresford, Flintshire, 1851. A great gambler. Sold Gresford and Herstmonceux together with libraries pictures and plate. Imprisoned in the Queens bench prison, Southwark, for debts of £53,000; released in 1860. Joined Garibaldi in Italy, becoming his ADC. Fought at the siege of Capua, which lasted 48 days; his chief duty was to watch and follow the remarkable Contessa della Torre. Died sp November 27, 1868, at Hotel de Londres, Pisa. Doubtless brother of William R. (1850). (Eton School Lists; Burke, LG, 1862; Bowes, v. 573.)
Cambridge University Alumni

1625. William Robert HARE [3568] (Francis George HARE1288, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Oct 1831 and died on 18 Mar 1867 aged 35.

General Notes:
Hare, William Robert. Admitted pensioner at Christ's, October 10, 1850 (as Robert Charles). Doubtless 2nd son of Francis George, of Herstmonceux, Sussex. Born October 18, aged 31. School Eton. Matric Michaelmas 1850. Resided one term. Late an officer in. The Blues (1864). Died sp March 18, 1867. Doubtless brother of Francis G (1848) (Eton School Lists; Peile II 517; L.G. , 1939)
Cambridge University Alumni.



1626. Augustus John Cuthbert HARE [3569] (Francis George HARE1288, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Mar 1834 in Rome and died in Jan 1903 aged 68.

General Notes:
Augustus was Author of Memorials of a Quiet Life, Walks in Rome, Cities of Northern & Central Italy", Life & Letters of Maria Edgeworth and The Gurney's of Earlham in two volumes [see John Gurney RIN 1992] copies in the possession of E L Fenn 2004.

In 1899 he was in possession of the "Character Bible" from his ancestor Sir Joseph Alston 1st Bart. A Bible written entirely in shorthand, handsomely bound with engraved silver clasps. Also a portrait by Cornelius Jansen of Sir Edward Alston Kt., President of the College of Physicains. Augustus assisted Lionel Cresswell in the preparation of the Hare family tables.

MR. AUGUSTUS HARE.
Mr. Augustus J. C. Hare, the well-known author, whose death was announced in yesterday's DAILY GRAPHIC, was born in Rome in 1834. He was a son of the late Francis George Hare, and a representative of the family of Hare, of Hurstmonceaux, Sussex. He spent a great portion of his life in southern Europe, and to his taste for travel we are indebted for such famous and popular works as Wanderings in Spain and Walks in Rome, and his many other interesting books on European cities. His best known writings include The Story of Two Noble Lives and Memorials of a Quiet Life. The funeral will take place at Hurstmonceaux Church on Monday next at three o'clock. A train will leave Charing Cross for Warrior Square, St Leonards, at 9.3 a.m.
Daily Graphic, Saturday, January 24, 1903.

OBITUARY.
Augustus Hare, a well-known author, is dead. Augustus John Cuthbert Hare was born in Rome in 1834, and was adopted as an infant by the widow of his uncle, Augustus William Hare. He was educated at Harrow and at University College, Oxford. He was the author of several of Murray's handbooks and of numerous works of travel about the Continent. He also published "The Story of Two Noble Lives" and "Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
Ref: Otago Daily Times, Issue 12570, 26 January 1903

1627. Ann Francis Maria Louisa HARE [3570] (Francis George HARE1288, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 26 May 1868.

General Notes:
Ann was unmarried

1628. Capt Marcus Augustus Stanley HARE R.N. [3573] (Lieut Marcus Theodore HARE R.N.1291, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Jun 1836 and died on 24 Mar 1878 in H.M.S. Eurydice At Sea aged 41.

General Notes:
Marcus was of Court Grange Devon, and J.P. for Devon.

Marcus married Matilda Jane TOLLEMACHE [3574], daughter of William TOLLEMACHE Esq [3575] and Lady Anna Maria [3576], on 17 Jun 1873.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1976 F    i. Ethel Lucy HARE [3578] was born on 14 May 1875.

+ 1977 F    ii. Mathilda Maud HARE [3579] was born on 16 May 1877.

1629. Theodore Julius HARE [3580] (Lieut Marcus Theodore HARE R.N.1291, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Mar 1839.

Theodore married Mary HARGREAVES [3581], daughter of John HARGREAVES of Silwood Park Berks. [3582], on 26 Feb 1863.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1978 M    i. Marcus Leonard Theodore HARE [3583] was born in 1878.

+ 1979 F    ii. Evelyn Marie HARE [3584] .

+ 1980 F    iii. Mabel Avena HARE [3585] .

1630. Lucy Caroline Isabella HARE [3586] (Lieut Marcus Theodore HARE R.N.1291, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Lucy married Charles Harcourt CHAMBERS [3587] in 1862. Charles died in Oct 1876.

General Notes:
They had issue

Lucy next married Charles STRONG [3588].

1631. Gustavus Julius Charles HARE [3591] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 May 1841 and died in 1876 aged 35.

1632. Francis Augustus HARE [3592] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Jun 1845 in Germany and died on 26 Jul 1912 in Christchurch N Z aged 67.

General Notes:
Hare Francis Augustus. Admitted scholar at Downing October 3, 1864. (Doubtless 2nd son of Gustaveus Edward, Cockburn of Kircullen House, County Galway. Born June 18, 1845.) Matric. Michaelmas 1864. Migrated to Emmanuelle, October 19, 1865. BA 1868; MA 1874. Ordained Deacon (Perth, Australia) 1868; priest 1869. Headmaster of Perth Collegiate School, Western Australia, 1869 - 72. Chaplain and private secretary to the Gov of New Zealand, 1873 - 74. Chaplain and divinity tutor of Christchurch College Grammar School, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1877 - 78; Headmaster, 1889 - 93; Chaplain an assistant master, 1893 - 1912. Canon of Christchurch. Died there on July 26, 1912, as a result of an accident. (Scott MSS.; Burke, LG, 1925; Crockford; The Guardian September 6, 1912.)
Cambridge University Alumni.

FOUND DEAD.
CANON FRANCIS AUGUSTUS HARE.
CHRISTCHURCH, July 26.
The death is announced of Canon Francis Augustus Hare, of Christ's College. Canon Hare was found dead outside his study this morning with a handkerchief pressed to his mouth. He was last seen alive at 11.40 o'clock last night.
Ref: Wanganui Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 13738, 26 July 1912.

DEATH OF CANON HARE.
Christchurch, Friday.
The death is announced of Canon Francis Augustus Hare, M.A., chaplain of Christ's College Grammar School. Canon Hare was found dead outside his study this morning with a handkerchief pressed to his mouth. He was last seen alive at 11.40 last night.
At the inquest to-day a verdict was recorded in accordance with the medical evidence, that the deceased died from shock, following on injuries received in an accidental fall.
Canon Hare came to New Zealand as private secretary to Sir James Fergusson in 1872, and in 1889 took up his duties as headmaster of Christ's College, which he carried on till 1893. He was acting headmaster at the time of his death. His health had lately been affected by worry over school matters. He had long been a familiar figure on the playing fields of Christchurch, being specially partial to cricket, and he was as popular outside the ranks of schoolboys as among the boys who had a generous warm regard for "the parson." Canon Hare was never married. His relatives reside in Perth.
Ref: New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 15056, 27 July 1912

REV. CANON HARE.
DIES SUDDENLY.
INQUEST HELD.
CHRISTCHURCH, July 26.
The death, is announced of Canon Francis Augustus Hare, of Christ's College. Canon Hare was found dead outside his study this morning with a handkerchief pressed to his mouth, he was last seen alive at 11.40 last night. Canon Hare was acting-headmaster of Christ's College at the time of his death. He was born in Germany in 1844, and educated at Dublin, and Cambridge University, taking his M.A. degree. He came to New Zealand as private secretary to Sir James Fergusson in 1872, and joined the staff of Christ's College as chaplain in 1877 and became headmaster in 1888, resigning in 1893, since when he had been chaplain and classical master. His health had lately been affected by worry over school matters. He had long been a familiar figure in the playing fields of Christchurch, being specially partial to cricket, and he was as popular outside the ranks of Schoolboys as among the boys of successive generations, who regarded "the Parson" with real affection. Canon Hare never married. An inquest was held and a verdict was recorded in accordance with the medical evidence, that deceased died from shock received in an accidental fall
Ref: Timaru Herald, Volume XCV, Issue 14806, 27 July 1912

1633. Frederick Arthur HARE [3593] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Jan 1852 and died in 1932 aged 80.

General Notes:
Frederick Arthur Hare (1852-1932) was Commissioner from 1900 to 1912.
Ref Conole Peter WA Police Historian

1634. Georgiana Maria HARE [3596] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 18 Apr 1890 in Perth WA.

General Notes:
Deaths
HALLOWES. On the 18th inst., at South sea, Georgiana, the beloved wife of Admiral Hallowes, and eldest daughter of the late Gustavius E. C. Hare, of Albany. Aged 47.
Ref: Trove The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 22 April 1890

Georgiana married Capt Frederick HALLOWES R.N. [3597] in 1859.

1635. Annie Emma HARE [22118] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 6 Sep 1879 in Perth W.A.

General Notes:
On 8 January 1876 Annie left on the "Charlotte Bradbury" with her 2 children to visit the United Kingdom. Her third child was born in Dorking while she was there, she returned to Perth on the "Helena Mena" on the 13 September 1877.

Annie Emma Phillips died 6 September 1879 aged 32 years
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death. Rev. XXI 4



Annie married Col George Braithwaite PHILLIPS [16679], son of John Randall PHILLIPS J.P. [22124] and Martha Jane SMITH [22178], on 22 Jul 1869 in St George Cathedral Perth W.A. George was born on 5 Mar 1836 in Canning WA, was baptised on 14 Apr 1839 in Canning River W.A., died on 26 Mar 1900 in Perth WA aged 64, and was buried on 27 Mar 1900 in East Perth Historic Cemetery WA.

General Notes:
COLONEL GEORGE BRAITHWAITE PHILLIPS, J.P.
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.
WESTERN Australia contains no better known military figure than that of Colonel Phillips. Associated with the Civil Service in the colony since 1851, he has been actively before the public for nearly the whole of that period. For many years his attention was devoted to his work in the Colonial Secretary's office, and at different times he has performed all the duties attendant on the Colonial Secretaryship, with a seat in the Executive Council. Then he was a most active member of the local volunteers, and held the position of Commandant of the Western Australian Military Forces. He entered the ranks as a private, and rose to the highest appointment in the gift of the military authorities for this colony. Subsequently he took up the duties of Commissioner of Police.

George Braithwaite Phillips HOFWA.jpg
Photo byGreenham & Evans.
COLONEL G.B. PHILLIPS, J.P.
George Braithwaite Phillips was born in Perth in 1836, and is the son of John Randell Phillips, a pioneer of 1831. The latter gentleman came to the colony to take up land, but, subsequently changing his mind, he entered the Public Service. In 1853 the pioneer died; his son, Colonel Phillips, has well maintained the dignity of his name. As a boy, Colonel Phillips was educated at Albany, but leaving a public school at the age of thirteen years he enjoyed the joint tuition of his father and a private tutor. In 1851 he became a clerk, on probation, and without pay, in the Colonial Secretary's Office, Perth, and in March, 1852, he obtained a place on the permanent staff as third clerk. The Public Service was then but a limited affair, and Colonel Phillips has witnessed the growth of the present extensive system. Of a somewhat adventurous dispositon, he was chosen by the Government in 1854 for important work. It had been arranged, when Surveyor Robert Austin started on his exploration of north-west country, that a vessel should be sent to Sharks Bay with stores to meet him when part of his journey was completed. The young clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office was placed in charge of these stores, and though but eighteen years old he proceeded to the place of meeting. After remaining in that then inhospitable locality for several months, instead of, as was expected, a few weeks, vainly waiting for the exploring expedition, he was compelled to return to Perth. The explorers had failed to penetrate the dense thickets and miserable small bush which for many miles surrounded Sharks Bay. At Perth, Colonel Phillips attended to his work, and in 1856 was appointed second clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office. Combined with these duties, he was engaged in the capacity of confidential clerk to Governor Hampton, and was also Assistant District Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. Then the confidence in which he was held was shown by the Royal Geographical Society in asking him to take the post of second in command of their expedition, equipped to explore the west coast, under F. T. Gregory. He accepted the flattering offer, but the Governor prevailed upon him to resign, and remain at his post in the Public Service. During the next few years he paid close attention to his work, and his reward came in 1865, when he was gazetted acting chief clerk in his office. In the following year he was permanently raised to the office of chief clerk. With this position he was Registrar General, Registrar of Titles, and Registrar of Deeds in Western Australia. From December, 1872, to July, 1873, he was Acting Colonial Secretary, and from July, 1875, to August, 1877, and January, 1878, to January, 1880, he was Acting Colonial Treasurer, with a seat in the Executive Council, the chief official body in the colony. In 1878 he was gazetted a Justice of the Peace, and in 1880 he was permanently appointed Assistant Colonial Secretary, and in the same year, and also in 1883, acted as Colonial Secretary.

It was in the early seventies that Colonel Phillips first connected himself with the volunteer force. He entered as a private, and proving ready and quick in all matters of drill, and after mastering the regulations and requirements, he was, in 1875, given a commission in the artillery, and later obtained a command. In 1879 he was made a staff officer. On three separate occasions Colonel Phillips has been Acting Commandant of the Western Australian Military Forces. He resigned his staff officership on the appointment of Colonel Angelo as Commandant, but on that gentleman's retirement he was gazetted Acting Commandant. When Colonel Phillimore arrived in the colony he took up the duties, and Colonel Phillips retired as a captain on the Colonial Office list. In 1887 he succeeded Captain Smith as Commissioner of Police, and had, meanwhile, been brought into active service again in the military force. On Colonel Phillimore's retirement he was raised to the rank of Major. Major Pilkington, the aide-de-camp, was then appointed commandant. Thus, with his work as Commissioner of Police, and in the volunteer service, Colonel Phillips had little spare time. In 1880 he was appointed commandant by the Governor, but was subsequently succeeded by Colonel Fleming, an Imperial Officer. Colonel Phillips now retired from the local forces with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel, and devoted his undivided attention to the police forces.

During recent years he has been compelled to exercise all his ingenuity and ability in the control of the Western Australian police. The population has so increased, and so many new and remote communities have been established, that the police forces have had to be augmented. Colonel Phillips proved himself a master in organising ability. Notwithstanding the presence of numerous undesirable characters, who have migrated hither, like old-time bloodthirsty camp followers of victorious armies, to rob those following the victorious march, crime has not increased in proportion to the increase of population. Every centre and district is well served; the Western Australian police are a fine body of men. Colonel Phillips exercises judgment in his appointment of new members to the service, and he has cleverly placed his forces so as to secure effective administration. During his term of office he has had to conduct numerous important criminal cases for the Crown, the histories of which would supply startling matter for novels.

Colonel Phillips has been twice married; in 1869 to the second daughter of Mr. Edward Gustavus Hare, one time Superintendent of Police, and afterwards Government Resident at Albany; and on the second occasion to a daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Burges, "Tipperary," York. Colonel Phillips has a fine military presence. Whether in the Colonial Secretaryship, in the military forces, or in the control of the local police forces, he has acquitted himself with distinction, and is to be reckoned among the large number of local born public men who have placed the colony under debts of gratitude for their public services.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR POLICE. DIED THIS MORNING.
A BRIEF ILLNESS.
It is with extreme regret that we have to record the death of Colonel Phillips, Commissioner for Police, which occurred at about half-past ten o'clock this morning. The sad event was startlingly sudden, for only on Tuesday last Colonel Phillips was engaged with the work of his department at his office. On the following day he was confined to his room, and Dr. Harvey, and subsequently Dr. Saw, were called in. It was found that Colonel Phillips was suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, and despite all that could be done for the sufferer, he died as stated this morning. Colonel George Braithwaite Phillips was a native of the colony, having been born in Perth in 1836. His father was the late John Randell Phillips, who came to West Australia in 1831, and entered the public service shortly afterwards. Colonel Phillips received the groundwork of his education at the Albany public school, after leaving which he received private tuition. In 1851 he secured a position in the Colonial Secretary's office, five years later he had risen to the post of second clerk, and ten years afterwards he was appointed to the office of chief clerk. At various periods from 1872 to 1880 he was acting Colonial Secretary and Acting Colonial Treasurer with a seat in the Executive Council. In 1880 he was permanently appointed Assistant Colonial Secretary. In the early seventies Colonel Phillips entered the volunteer forces of the colony as a private; in 1875 he was given a commission in the artillery, and in 1879 he was made a staff officer. On three occasions he has been Acting Commandant of the Western Australian Military Forces, and in 1880 he was appointed Commandant. Shortly afterwards, however, he retired with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and devoted his undivided attention to the police forces. As Commissioner for Police Colonel Phillips has occupied a difficult and responsible office since the influx of population a few years ago, and the ability with which he has met the strain upon the resources of his department has reflected the utmost credit upon him. The deceased gentleman has been twice married, in 1869 to the second daughter of Mr. Edward G. Hare, at one time Superintendent of Police, and afterwards Government Resident at Albany, and on the second occasion to a daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Burges, of "Tipperary" York. His second wife survives him, and he also leaves two daughters.
Ref: The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Monday 26 March 1900

THE LATE COLONEL PHILLIPS. THE FUNERAL.
The remains of the late Colonel George Braithwaite Phillips, commissioner for police, were interred with military honors at the East Perth Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral arrangements were of an elaborate character. The coffin was carried from the deceased's late residence, Yeovil, Adelaide-terrace, by four sergeants of police and four sergeants of the No. 1 Field Battery, and placed on a gun carriage drawn by six horses. The cortege soon afterwards moved off, and, as it did so, it passed through lines of police and artillerymen. Then the solemn procession was formed. An escort of Perth infantrymen, who were also the firing party, led with rifles reversed. Then followed the Headquarters Band and that of the Fremantle Infantry, which played appropriate slow marches, including the Portuguese Hymn and the Dead March in 'Saul.' The gun carriage, with the remains, followed. The coffin, was covered with the Union Jack, and among some of the wreaths were the deceased's gentleman's helmet and arms. The pall-bearers were Sir George Shenton (President of the Legislative Council), Sir James Lee Steere (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Sir John Forrest (Premier), Mr. J. B. Roe (sheriff), Mr. George Glyde (chief clerk in the Lands Department), and Mr. James Morrison. The chief mourners, Mrs. George B. Phillips, (widow), Mrs. Sept. Burt, and Miss Burges, followed in a mourning coach, and the others who attended on foot were Mr. Septimus Burt, Q.C., Mr. Oct. Burt, Mr. R. G. Burges, M.L.C., Mr. Arch. E. Burt, Mr. Fred. Burt, Mr. Reginald Burt, and Mr. Cecil Foss. The deceased's charger, led by two officers of police, was next in the procession. The animal was saddled, and in the stirrups were a pair of Wellington boots reversed. The police on foot, to the number of over 120, and who had been drawn from all ranks, followed in double file, and their rear was brought up by Inspectors Drewery and M'Kenna, and Sub-inspectors Hogan, Sellenger, and Back, Detective-inspector Campbell, and ex-Sergeant Buck. The plain-clothes policemen and the members of the criminal investigation branch were also largely represented. The members of the Perth Artillery, Fremantle Artillery and Infantry, and Guildford Infantry came next in that order, and they were followed by several officers of the Fremantle Gaol, Superintendent Lapsley and two officers of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Captain Newland, and the officers who were in command of the various corps. Among the military officers were Colonel Chippindall, the Commandant of the Western Australian forces; Major Campbell, Staff Officer; Major J. Talbot Hobbs, Major Strickland, and Major Hope. Colonel Haynes was also among the officers. This brought to an end the official procession, which was about a quarter of a mile long. The civilians who attended on foot were very numerous. Prominent among these were Mr. F. H. Piesse, Commissioner for Railways ; Mr. H. B. Lefroy, Minister of Mines; Mr. A. Forrest, M.L.A., Mayor of Perth; Mr. Justice Stone; Mr. F. B. North, undersecretary to the Premier; Mr. Alpin Thomson, under-secretary for Railways ; Mr. M. E. Jull, under-secretary for works; Mr. H. J. Saunders, M.L.C.; Mr. L. S. Eliot, under-treasurer; Mr. F. L. Hussey; Mr. R. A. Sholl, Postmaster-General; Mr E. W. Snook, superintendent of telegraphs; Mr. John Longmore, superintendent of charitable institutions ; Mr. Walter Gale, clerk of the Legislative Assembly ; Mr. C. Lee Steere, clerk of the Legislative Council; Mr. F. M. Stone, M.L.C. ; Mr. Le Souef ; Mr. W. E. Cooke, Government astronomer ; Mr. George Leake, M.L. A. ; Dr. E. Black, acting principal medical officer; Mr. C. Y. O'Connor, engineer-in-chief ; Mr. F. Illingworth, M.L.A., Mr. E. C. B. Locke, M.L.A. ; Mr. H. H. Edwards; Mr. Frank Craig; Mr. T. Kelly, chief clerk in the office of the Commissioner for Police; Mr. F. Spencer, auditor-general; Mr. A. F. Bert, Mr. G. Eliot; Mr. H. R. England, manager of the National Bank; Mr. G. E. Clifton; Mr. C. T. Simpson ; Mr. F. A. Moseley, registrar of the Supreme Court; Mr. H. J. Pether; Mr. J. L. Clarke, official receiver; Mr. James Cowan, police magistrate; Mr. H. C. Prinsep ; Mr. A. S. Roe, police magistrate ; and Mr. J. F. Campbell, master of the Mint. Several hundred others followed on foot, and a long line of carriages brought up the end of the mournful procession. The late Commissioner's vehicle and pair were used for the conveyance of wreaths, which were very numerous. Among the carriages which formed part of the cortege was that of the Administrator, who was represented as Administrator by Mr. Harold Wright, private secretary, and as Chief Justice bv Mr. W. K. Ainslee, associate. Mr. G. RandelL M.L.C., the Colonial Secretary, was also among those who drove. On arrival at the cemetery the coffin was borne to the church by officers of the police and the artillery. The first part of the burial service was said in St. Bartholomew's Church, and the remains were subsequently carried to their last resting-place on the eastern-side. in close continguity to the chapel, and at the foot of the grave of the late Bishop Parry. The body was interred in ground occupied by the deceased's first wife, and a daughter who died about six months ago. Bishop Riley officiated at the grave, where he was attended by Dean Goldsmith, and the Revs. D. J. Garland, C. E. Lefroy, F. J. Price. John Ellis, P. J. Davoren, W. Cutts, and Needham. At the conclusion of the service the escort fired three volleys over the grave of the dead officer, and the Headquarters Band played 'It is Well with My Soul.' The scene at the grave, around which the immediate relatives and friends were congregated, was very pathetic, and many eyes were dimmed with tears as the last rites were read. The military arrangements were carried out under the supervision of Major Campbell; while the mortuary details were entrusted to Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea. The coffin was of polished jarrah with heavy black mountings, and it bore the simple inscription - 'George Braithwaite Phillips, died March 25, 1900, aged 64 years. Wreaths were sent by the following :- The officers of the Public Works Department. In spector E. G. Back, Captain and Mrs. Russell, Criminal Investigation Branch. Sub-inspector Connell, non-commissioned officers and constables of the Plantagenet District ; officers, non-commissioned officers, and con- stables of the Metropolitan Police ; Mr. and Mrs. Overend Drewery, the members of Fremantle Police Force, Mr. and Mrs. Foss, Mr. and Mrs. Peet, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Captain and Mrs. Edward Shenton, Miss Best ; Ernest, Vittie, Harry, Nora, and Maity Foss ; Mrs. J. F. Campbell. Mr. Justice Stone and Mrs. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Le Souef, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Hassell and Miss Hassell, the Administrator and Lady Onslow, the Misses Onslow, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Woodward, Police Department (Kalgoorlie district) , Mr. Archibald E. Burt (Mount Malcolm), Dr. and Mrs. Hope, Mrs. P. Kelly, Major and Mrs. J. C. Strickland, the Misses Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Ewins; Archie, Freddie, and Reggie; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Roe, members W.A. Photographic Society, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. Salter, Mrs. S. H. Parker, the Misses Parker, Mr. and Mrs. G. Packer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stone, Mrs. Mathe- son and Leta, Mr. and Mrs. Draper, Bob and Olive, Sir James and Lady Lee Steere, Alice and Mabel, employes Perth Park, employes Government Gardens, Mr. D. Feakes, Mrs. H. M. Cooke, Richard and Mona Burges, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Parker, the Misses Parker, Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Harvey, Chief Inspector and Mrs. Lawrence, the Misses Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Hillman, officers of Colonial Secretary's Depart- ment, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craig, Mr. Richard Wynne, Dr. and Mrs. Waylen, the Mayor and councillors city of Perth, Mr. and Mrs. Octavius Burt, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. L. Lindley-Cowen, Messrs. F. C. and A. J. and E. Monger, Lady Doyle and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kidson, the girls of the High School, Miss Moore and Miss May Moore, Sub-inspector and Mrs. Hogan, Captain and Mrs. Cassell, Mrs. Marguerite Dore, Joseph Morden, Mrs. and the Misses Lefroy, Mrs. Wittenoom, Miss Sussie Moore, Mrs. Fraser, Agnes Campbell (Guildford), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee Steere, Sergeant W. H. Osborn and constables of Swan district, Mr. and the Misses Glyde, Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Moorhead, Mrs. Edward Sholl, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Darlot, Major, and Mrs. J. S. Hobbs, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Munchin, Mr. and Mrs. Septimus Burt, chief office staff Police Department, Perth Licensed Victuallers Association, Sir George Shenton, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lefroy, Mrs. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sholl, the Misses and Miss Rose Burges, Mrs. Cooper and Miss Eliot, the Misses Shenton, Harriet and Kate, Mrs. and the Misses Kay, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Kyrle Money, Mr. and Mrs. Hardey and Mrs. George Stone, Mrs. F. H. Green, Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Neville, George Kidson, Department of Lands and Surveys, Mr. A. Y. Glyde, Police Department (Southern Cross), Police Department (Coolgardie), Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Glyde (South Perth), Mrs. Alderson and the Misses Alderson, Police Department (Bunbury), official receiver in bankruptcy, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moseley, the members of the Weld Club, Mr. G. T. Poole, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Percy. The under-secretary of the Premier's Department received telegrams from almost every town in the colony yesterday expressing great regret at the death of Colonel Phillips, and sending messages of condolence to the bereaved widow and children. Mr. North forwarded these as they arrived to Mrs. Phillips. The Premier has forwarded to the printer the following notice to be published in the weekly number of the 'Western Australian Police Gazette,' which is issued to all members of the force: - The Premier (the Minister controlling the Police Department) wishes to express to the members of the police force his profound sorrow at the lamented death of the Commissioner for Police, Lieutenant Colonel G. B. Phillips. The long and valued services of lieutenant-Colonel Phillips in the civil service of Western Australia, extending over nearly half a century, were highly appreciated by the Government, and his high personal character was recognised and esteemed throughout the colony. The example of the late Commissioner both as a loyal and zealous servant of the Crown and as a private citizen may well be followed by members of the civil service of the colony.
(Signed) John Forrest, Premier.
Ref: Trove, The Inquirer and Commercial News Perth, WA : Friday 30 March 1900

THE DEATH OF COLONEL PHILLIPS.
MILITARY FUNERAL.
The last tribute of respect paid yesterday to the remains of the late Colonel Phillips was solemn and imposing in its character, a fitting testimony of appreciation of the work of one who had spent his life time in the service of the public. All classes of the public were represented at the funeral, but the police and the volunteers, with whom the deceased had been most intimately associated, were most prominent. Several thousand people gathered along the route of the procession, and all bared their heads as the gun carriage which bore the coffin passed by. It was a full military funeral, and when the hour fixed for departure arrived the coffin was carried from Yeovil House, Adelaide-terrace, Perth, the late residence of the deceased. by six bearers, consisting of three sergeants of police and three of the Perth Artillery, and placed on the gun carriage. The Union Jack covered the coffin upon which also were laid the sword, helmet, and belt of the deceased officer, and several beautiful wreaths placed there by Mrs. Phillips and her two daughters. The cortege then formed, a company of the Perth Infantry, commanded by Major Strickland, and constituting rifle firing party, being in advance and carrying their arms reversed. Then came the Headquarters Band and the Fremantle Volunteer Band, which immediately preceded the gun carriage, upon which the coffin was resting, the pall bearers being Sir John Forrest, Sir Jas. Lee-Steere, Sir George Shenton, Mr. J. B. Roe, Mr. G. F. Glyde, and Mr. James Morrison. The chief mourners were the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Sep. Burt and Miss Burges, Mr. Sept. Burt, Q.C., Mr. A. S. Burt, Mr. Reginald Burt, Mr. O. Burt, Mr. Fred. Burt, Mr. Cecil Foes, and Mr. R. G. Burges, M.L.C. Immediately behind the mourners followed the deceased's charger, and then came about 120 police on foot, companies of the Perth and Fremantle Artillery, the Guildford Infantry, several warders of the Fremantle Gaol, members of the Fire Brigade, and a great many of the public on foot. Among the carriages was that of His Excellency the Administrator of the Government, containing Mr. J. B. Wright (private secretary to His Excellency) and Mr. Ainslie (the Chief Justice's associate). The Mayor also sent his carriage, with the town clerk (Mr. H. E. Petherick) as his representative. A great many other carriages also followed. When the procession, which proceeded by way of Adelaide-terrace, Bennett-street, and Forrest-avenue. reached the cemetery gates, it was met by His Lordship the Bishop of Perth, Dean Goldsmith, Rev. J. D. Garland (Bishop's chaplain), Rev. C. E. C. Lefroy, Rev. F. J. Price, Rev. John Ellis, Rev. J. P. Davoren, Rev. A. G. Cutts, and Rev. Mr. Needham, who formed a procession and led the way into the mortuary chapel, whither the coffin was also borne. The first portion of the burial service was then read, and then the coffin was carried to the grave, which is situated on the northern side of the chapel and just at the foot of the grave of Bishop Hale. The reading of the burial service was finished by His Lordship, and then the Perth Infantry fired three volleys over the grave. One by one the friends of the deceased had a last look at the coffin after it had been lowered into the grave and then turned away. Amongst those around the grave, in addition to the pall-bearers and mourners and clergy already mentioned, were; Judge Stone. the Mayor of Perth (Mr. A. Forrest, M.L.A.), Mr. E. Lea Steere (Clerk of Legislative Council). Mr. H. C. Prinsep, Mr. Frank Craig, Mr. J. F. Campbell (Master of the Mint), Mr. Spencer (Auditer General),Mr. U. F. Eliot, Mr. F. A. Moseley, (Master of Supreme Court), Mr. H. J. Pether (Government Printer). Superintendent Lapsley (Fire Brigades),Mr. R A. Shell (Postmaster-General), Mr. J. L. Clarke (Official Receiver in Bankruptcy), Mr. C. Y. O'Connor (Engineer-in-Chief), Mr. F. H. Piesse (Commissioner of Railways), Mr. G. Clifton (Curator of Intestate Estates), Mr. H. B. Lefroy (Minister of Mines), Mr. E. W. Snook (Superintendent of Telegraphs), Mr. M. E. Jull (Under-Secretary of Public Works), Mr. W. A. Gale (Clerk of the Legislative Assembly), Mr. T. Kelly, Chief Clerk in the Police Commissioner's office) and other clerks, Mr. A. E. Le Souef, Mr. G. Leake, M.L.A., Dr. Black (Principal Medical Officer), Mr. L. S. Eliot (Under. Treasurer), Mr. F. Illingworth, LM.L.A., Mr. E. C. B. Locke, M.L.A., Mr. H. H. Edwards (Government Veterin ary Surgeon), Mr. Alpin Thomson (Under-Secretary for Railways), Ex Sergeant Buck, Colonel Chippendall (the Commandant). Major Campbell (Chief Staff-Officer), Colonel Haynes, Major Hobbs, Major Striekland, Captain Newland, Mr. F. D. North (secretary to the Premier), M. Machenaund (Inspector of French Police), Inspector Drewry, Inspector McKenna, Inspector Back, Sub inspector Hogan, Sub.inspector Sellenger, Detective-Inspector Campbell (E Railways), Mr. H. J. Saunders, M.L.C, and a great many others. Mr. J. W. Hackett, M.L.C., has asked as to say that his absence was due to a series of long-standing engage ments in the south of the colony. A great many wreaths, numbering altogether about 120, were sent, and a special conveyance had to be provided to carry them. These bore the following names :-The officers of the Public Works Department, Inspector E. G. Back, Captain and Mrs. Russell, Criminal Investigation Branch, Sub inspector Connell, non - commissioned officers and constables of the Plantagenet district; officers, non-commissioned officers and constables of the metropolitan polica; Mr. and Mrs. Overend Drewry, the members of Fremantle police force, Mr. and Mrs, Foss, Mr. and Mrs. Peet, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Captain and Mrs. Edward Shenton, Miss Best; Ernest, Vittie. Harry, Nora and Maity Foss; Mrs. J. F. Campbell, Mr. Justice Stone and Mrs. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Le Sonef, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Hassell and Miss Hassell, the Administrator and Lady Onslow, the Misses Onslow, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Wood ward, Police Department (Kalgoorlie district), Mr. Archibald E. Bart (Mount Malcolm), Dr. and Mrs. Hope, Mrs. P. Kelly, Major and Mrs. J. C. Strickland, the Misses Sutherland, Mr. and Mrs. N. K I Ewing; Archie, Freddie and Reggie; MIr. and Mrs. Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Roe, members W. A. Photographic Society, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mrs. Halter, Mrs. S. H. Parker, the Misses Parker, Mr. and Mrs. G. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. J. Stone, Mrs. Matheson and Leta, Mr. and Mrs. Draper, Bob and Olive, Sir James and Lady Lee Steere, Alice and Mabel, employees Perth Park, employees Government Gardens, Mr. D. Feakes, Mrs. H. M. Cooke, Richard and Mona Burges, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Parker, the Misses Parker, Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Harvey, Chief Inspector and Mrs. Lawrence, the Misses Lawrence,.Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hillman, officers of the Colonial Secretary's Department, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craig, Mr. Richard Wynne, Dr. and Mrs. Waylen, the Mayor and Councillors city of Perth, Mr. and Mrs. Octavius Burt, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Jefferson, Mr. .and Mrs. L. Lindley Cowen, Messrs, F. C. and A. J. and E. Monger, Lady Doyle and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kidson, the girls of the High School, Miss Moore and Miss May Moore, Sub-Inspector and Mrs. Hogan, Captain and Mrs. Cassell, Mrs. Marguerite Dore Joseph MAorden, Mrs. and the Misses Lefroy, Mrs. Wittenoom, Miss Susie Moore, Mrs. Fraser, Agnes Campbell (Guildford), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee Steere, Sergeant W. H. Osborn and constables of Swan district, Mr. and the Misses Glyde, Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Moorhead, Mrs. Edward Sholl, Mr.and Mrs. E. F. Darlot, Major and Mrs. J. S. Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Munchin, Mr.and Mrs. Septimus Burt, chief office staff Police De partment, Perth Licensed Victuallers' Association, Sir George Shenton, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lefroy, Mrs. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Sholl, the Misses and Miss Rose Burges, Mrs. Cooper and Miss Eliot, the Misses Shenton, Harriet and Kate, Mrs. and the Misses Key, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Kyrle Money, Mr. and Mrs. Hardey and Mrs. George Stone, Mrs. F. H. Green, Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Neville, George Kidson, Department of Lands and Surveys, Mr. A. Y. Glyde, Police Department (Southern Cross), Police Department (Coolgardie), Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Glyde (South Perth), Mrs. Alderson and the Misses Alderson, Police Department (Bunbury), Official Receiver in Bankruptcy, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moseley, the members of the Weld Club, Mr. G. T. Poole, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Percy.. The whole of the processional arrangements were carried out under the direction of Major Campbell, but the mortuary arrangements were well carried out by. Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea. The Premier has penned the following minute for publication in the "Police Gazette" to-day:-"The Premier (the Minister controlling the Police Department) wishes to express to the members of the police force his profound sorrow at the death on the 26th inst. of the Commissioner of Police, Lient-Colonel George Braithwaite Phillips. The long and valued services of Lieut. Colonel Phillips in the civil service of Western Australia, extending over nearly half a century, were greatly appreciated by the Government, and his high personal character was recognised and esteemed throughout the colony. The example of the late Commissioner, both as a loyal and zealous servant of the Crown, and a private citizen, may well be followed by members of the civil service of the colony." A large number of telegrams of condolence at the death of Colonel Phillips has been received by the Premier. These messages come from all parts of the colony, and express profound regret at the death of Colonel Phillips, and sympathy with the bereaved family in their affliction. The messages have been sent on to the family of the late Commissioner. Our Albany correspondent telegraphed yesterday :-"On receipt of the news of the death of Colonel Phillips yesterday afternoon the flag at the signal station was flown at half-mast. It remained in a similar position to-day.
Ref: Trove, The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 28 March 1900

His Memorial reads.
Sacred to the memory of George Braithwaite Phillips late Commissioner of Police of Western Australia. Appointed to the civil service 1851 died 26th of March 1900 aged 64 years.
Erected as a tribute of respect and esteem by the members of the police force and the Departmental staff.

East Perth Cemetery.
Article by Wayfarer 4 Nov 1923.
"Here also is the grave of George Braithwaite Phillips, one-time Commissioner of Police. He was appointed to the civil service in 1851, and after long service went to the long sleep at the age of 64. A fine type of man."
Ref: Trove. Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sunday 4 November 1923.

Probate.
George Braithwaite Phillips, late of Perth, Commissioner of Police, to Victoria Ellen
Jane Phillips. L333 12s. 6d.

Research Notes:
George Braithwaite Phillips: Photo by Greenham & Evans.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1981 F    i. Edith Georgina PHILLIPS [22175] was born in 1871 in Western Australia and died 6 Sep 1899
in Perth W.A. aged 28.

+ 1982 F    ii. Frances Annie PHILLIPS [22119] was born in 1874 in Western Australia.

+ 1983 F    iii. Julia Marguerite PHILLIPS [22120] was born in 1876 in Dorking SRY and died on 22 Nov 1968 in Mt Lawley WA aged 92.

1636. Reginald HARE GMG [3594] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Dec 1853 and died in 1933 aged 80.

General Notes:
Reginald Hare (1853-1933) was an Inspector. Reginald soon resigned to become Resident Magistrate at Wyndham, then Secretary to the WA Agent General in London. He was awarded the CMG.
Ref Conole Peter WA Police Historian

1637. Edward George Sydney HARE [3595] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Apr 1861, died on 19 Apr 1912 in Leederville Perth WA aged 51, and was buried on 20 Apr 1912 in Perth WA.

General Notes:
Edward was educated at Christs College Christchurch NZ. He is reported as competeing in the cricket ball throwing competition at the College in 1897.
Ref: Papers Past Star , Issue 3579, 30 September 1879, Page 3.

Edward Hare had a horse which ran 4th in the Caufield Cup Melbourne 1897
4th - Mr. E. G. S. Hare's b h Paul Pry, by Lochiel, syrs, 9st (W. Powell)
Ref: Papers Past Evening Post, Volume LIV, Issue 94, 18 October 1897, Page 2

Also at the same meeting his horse took first in the TOORAK HANDICAP, for 600sovs 1. "Mr E. G. S. Hare's b g Paul Pry, by Lochiel- Busybody. five yrs. 8.7 (Powell)
Ref: Papers Past Otago Witness, Volume 14, Issue 2276, 14 October 1897, Page 34

Edward is reported as being a member of the Albany Municipal Council in 1887

The Victorian Racing Club Spring Meeting 1898.
It was reported: The presence of intercolonial visitors was more marked than in former years, West Australians being especially prominent. The latter made an auspicious start, as The Provost, who some little time ago. carried all before him in Perth and the Goldfields, and who belongs to Mr E. G. Hare, a Coolgardie solicitor, won the Hurdle Race with the greatest ease, and landed a good stake for his connections.
Ref: Papers Past - Star , Issue 6325, 2 November 1898, Page 1

The Bankruptcy Act, 1892.-The following bankruptcy notices have been gazetted :
First meeting and public examination Edward George Sydney Hare, Perth, solicitor, first meeting 14th day' of August, 1906; date of public examination, 14th day of August, 1906.

A LEGAL PRACTITIONER. SUSPENDED BY THE FULL COURT. FOR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT. The Full Court. consisting of the Chief Justice (Sir S. H. Parker), Mr. Justice McMillan, and Mr. Justice Rooth, yesterday decided to suspend from practice for two years Edward George Sydney Hare, a practitioner of the Supreme Court, on the ground of unprofessional conduct. The Court decided, further, to hear any application that the practitioner might make for the removal of the suspension, at the end of six months, provided that he had then refunded the sum of money which was the subject of inquiry by the Barristers Board and paid the costs incidental to the inquiry. Mr. A. S. Hardwick, of Messrs. Gawler, Hardwick, and Forman, appeared for the Board, there being no appearance of or for the practitioner. In setting out the case for the Board, Mr. Hardwick said that on April 14 and 21 a complaint of unprofessional conduct was made to the Barristers' Board by W. B. Hughes against Edward George Sydney Hare. Notice of the complaint was on May 4 posted by registered letter to the practitioner in question, and no answer having been received, the Board on June 8 caused due notice of an inquiry to be posted by registered letter to the practitioner. On June 20 the inquiry was held, and was attended by W. B. Hughes. The practitioner however, failed to appear. By a letter which was dated June 21, and which was personally served on the practitioner, the Board gave notice of a further inquiry which was convened for July 12. The complainant and the practitioner then attended and gave evidence on oath. After considering the complaint and declaration of complaint, and also the evidence given at the inquiry, the Board concluded
(a) That the allegations contained in the complaint of W. B. Hughes were true;
(b) that the sum of L5 was on June 23 received by the practitioner on behalf of the complainant, and that the former had retained the said sum and had failed satisfactorily to account for it or any part of it;
(c) that the said Edward George Sydney Hare had been guilty of unprofessional conduct. Correspondence between the Board and complainant and from the secretary of the Board to the practitioner, and notes dealing with the inquiry, were also submitted by Mr. Hardwick. In the notes of proceedings at the inquiry, the practitioner, in evidence, said that the original instructions in the case were taken by clerk in his employ. If Mr. Hughes paid 10s. 6d. to that person, he (Mr. Hare) would not dispute it. He (Mr. Hare), however, did not remember receiving the 10s. 6d. He wrote to North (one of the parties concerned) on February 22, and on the followipg day that person sent around someone with a L5 cheque, and got a receipt from him (Mr. Hare) for the sum. The receipt was produced. A few days afterwards Mr. Hughes called in. Witness told him he had the L5, and Mr. Hughes instructed him to take out a summons for a sovereign purse in connection with the case. Witness prepared the complaint, and charged his one guinea. It was now in his office unissued. Since that date he did not see complainant (Hughes). He (Mr. Hare) charged him 10s., and one guinea for the sovereign purse summons. If he (Hughes) paid his clerk 10s. 6d., he (Hughes) was entitled to L3 19s., which he could have at any moment. He did not promise to send the money by post, because he did not know Hughes's address. Complainant, in evidence, said he gave his address to Mr. Hare's clerk and it was taken down. Mr. Hare said the money was in the bank, and that he would send it by post in notes. The Chief Justice, in delivering the judgment of the Court, said that they felt themselves placed in some difficulty by the fact that the practitioner did not appear before them, and that he was not represented. However it appeared from the report of the Board that Edward George Sydney Hare had been guilty of unprofessional conduct. The Court was bound by that report, and it looked only at the facts, and any explanation which might have been given by the practitioner, were he present, with a view to apportioning what the Court might consider a right punishment for that unprofessional conduct. It appeared that Mr. Hare received L5 on behalf of a client, who was a labouring man-a poor man-and his Honour must say that in the circumstances it was his bounden duty to have accounted for that L5 at once to his client, more especially when they bore in mind that the latter was a labouring man earning only a few shillings a day. But instead of doing so, from February 23, when the money was receiv- ed, up to the present time, Mr. Hare, the man's solicitor, a person in whom he had the right to place every confidence-had kept that money from him. Mr. Hare said he had an account against the man for one guinea, thus reducing the amount of L5 to L3 19s., which he (Mr. Hare) admitted to the Board that he owed, and which, he said, he was ready to pay at any time. The Board, out of consideration for Mr. Hare, adjourned the inquiry for a week, in order to enable him to pay. Mr. Hare said that he did not know his client's address, otherwise the money would have been paid before. He was furnished with the address, but still he made no payment, and so far as the Court had been advised, the L3 19s. admittedly due had not yet been paid. In the circumstances, it seemed to the Court that Mr. Hare should be suspended for a term of two years. However, as he might have some explanation of his conduct that might have influenced them in apportioining punishment, the Court would hear any application that he might make for the removal of suspension, at the end of six months, providing that he had then refunded the L3 19s. in question, and had paid the costs incidental to the inquiry.
Ref: Trove The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 20 October 1910.

DEATH OF MR. E. G. S. HARE
FOUND DEAD IN BED. HEART FAILURE. Perth, April 19. 1912
Mr. Edward George Sydney Hare, the well-known barrister, died last night at his residence in Cambridge street, Leederville. Yesterday Mr. Hare appeared to be in the best of health and spirits. This morning he was found dead in his bed. Dr. Officer, who was called in, gave a certificate of death from heart failure. The deceased was educated in New Zealand and afterwards came to this State and served articles with Messrs. Stone and Burt. He was later admitted to the Bar. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in various parts of the State, and was for many years a member of tbe firm of Hare and Joddrell on the goldfields. At one time he was a prominent sportsman, and owned the racehorses Paul Pry and Gladness. For some years he acted in the capacity of solicitor to the West Australian Turf Club. He revised the rules of that body as are at present in force. The deceased gentleman was the youngest son of the late Mr. Gustavus Hare, who was for many years Resident Magistrate at Albany. Other members of the family are. Mr. R. C. Hare, the secretary of the Agent-General's office in London ; Captain F. A. Hare, retired Commissioner of Police ; Mrs. Septimus Burt, and Mrs. Octavius Burt.
Ref: Trove Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950) Saturday 20 April 1912

DEATH OF MR. E. G. S. HARE AN INTERESTING CAREER
The friends of Mr. Edward George Sydney Hare, the well-known barrister and solicltor, will regret to hear of the death of that gentleman, which took place at his residence, 49 Cambridge street, Leederville, during last evening. Yesterday the late Mr. Hare appeared to be in the best of health and spirits. This morning he was found dead in his bed, and Dr. Officer, who was called in, gave a certificate of death from heart failure. The deceased 'gentleman' was educated in New Zealand, and afterwards came to this State. He served articles with Messrs. Stone and Burt, and was later on admitted to the bar. .He practised as a barrister and solicitor in various parts of the State. He was for many years a member of the firm of Hare and Jodell on the goldflelds. At one time he was a prominent sportsman, and owned the racehorses Paul Pry and Gladness, and for some years acted in the capacity of secretary to the Western Australian Turf Club. He revised the rules of that body, as at present in force. The deceased gentleman was the youngest son of the late Gustavus Hare, who was for many years resident magistrate at Albany. Other members of the family are Mr. R. C Hare, the secretary to the Agent-General's Office in London, Captain F. A. Hare, the retired Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Septimus Burt, aad Mrs. Octavius Burt. At the time of, his death he was comparatively in the prime of life.
Ref: Trove The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Friday 19 April 1912.

The funeral of the late Mr. Edward George Sydney Hare, Solicitor, of Perth, took place on Saturday morning last in the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta, Cemetery. The cortege moved from. his late residence, "Gartmore," 49 Cambridge Street Leederville, and proceeded by road to the Karrakatta Cemetery, where the remains were laid in their last resting place. The chief mourners were:- Captain Fred Hare (brother), Mr. Oct. Burt (brother-in-law), Mr.McPhee (father-in-law), Mr. S. McPhee (brother-in-law), Mr. F. Burt, Mr. A. Burt, Mr. H. Hare (nephew), and Mr. C. Carson. The pall-bearers were:- Sir John Forrest, K.C.M.G., Mr. R. Fairbairn (late resident magistrate, Fremantle), Mr. R. Connell (Acting-Commissioner of Police), and Mr. Edmund Canning. Amongst those present were :- Messrs. E. Mayhew, M. Price, S. J. Chipper, A. G, Haynes (representing Richard Haynes and Co., Perth), Mr. F. Burt (representing Messrs. Stone and Burt), Detective S. Condon, and Messrs. S. Rowe, R. McArdle, L. Bonnar, E. Q. D. Keyser, H. W. Ellis, and S. H. May, and many others. Wreaths and floral tributes ,were received from many friends. The Rev. Archdeacon Hudleston officiated at the grave, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Donald J. Chipper.
Ref: The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 23 April 1912

1638. Maud Ellen HARE [16673] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born circa 1863 and died on 24 Jun 1936 aged about 73.

General Notes:
JONES - HARE: Nov. 21, at St. John's Church, Buenos Ayres, FREDERICK CHARLES PEMBROKE JONES, C.E., younger son of the late F. Pembroke Jones, formerly of the 4th Dragoon Guards, to MAUD ELLEN, daughter of the late Gustavus Edward Cockburn Hare, Government Resident, King George's Sound, Western Australia.
Ref: Trove The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901) Wednesday 20 February 1884

Research Notes:
Ref: http://thepeerage.com/p22254.htm#i222532

Maud married Frederick Charles Pembroke JONES C.E. [16680], son of F Pembroke JONES [16681], on 21 Nov 1883 in St John Buenos Ayres Trinidad.

1639. Louisa Fanny HARE [16678] (Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE1293, Francis Hare NAYLOR1031, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Jun 1848 in Bonn Germany and died on 11 Feb 1929 in Perth WA aged 80.

Research Notes:
A PIONEER FAMILY.
The Late Mrs. Septimus Burt
The death of Mrs. Septimus Burt, which took place on February 11 at her residence, Strawberry Hill, Adelaide-terrace, removes a well-known member of an old pioneer family, and a highly respected leader of Perth society. Mrs. Burt was the daughter of the late Mr. Gustavus Hare, an early resident magistrate of Albany, and the late Mrs. Hare, and had resided in Western Australia for some 60 years. The old home of the Hare family was Hurstmonceaux, near Bexhill, Sussex, England. Before her marriage Miss Hare acted for a time, as matron, at the old Perth College, in St. George's-terrace, for her brother Canon Hare. Also, in the early seventies, she helped Mrs. O'Grady Lefroy (who acted as hostess for Colonel Bruce, at Government House), to entertain his Royal Highness the late Duke of Edinburgh. Mrs. Burt married at the age of 24 years. Mr. Sept. Burt, seventh son of the late Sir Archibald Burt, Chief Justice of Western Australia, at St. George's Cathedral in 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Burt had six sons and four daughters. Two sons Mr. Frank Burt and Mr. Bob Burt- were killed in action in the great war and to memory their parents erected the Burt Memorial Hall, with its beautiful stained glass window. Their sons and daughters who survive are Mrs. Jenkins, London; Mrs. C. Lee Steere, Cottesloe; Mrs. Ken Messer, Cottesloe; Mrs. Irwin Burges. Irwin: Mr. Archie F. A. Burt. Morowa; Mr. Fred Burt, London; Mr. Reg. Burt, Carnarvon and Mr. George Burt, Carnarvon. Mr. and Mrs. Burts children were all educated in England, the sons going to Repton, and it was Mrs. Burt's custom in former days to travel to England every two years. Mrs. Burt leaves eleven grand daughters, and nine grandsons. Mrs. Burt, as also Mr. Burt, was always a strong and generous supporter of the Church of England. She gave notable service to the Red Cross during the war and was one of the most enthusiastic workers for the Lady Lawley Cottage-by-the-Sea from its inception. Her friends, however, all bear testimony to the fact that she loved to do, kind things quietly. Mrs. Burt attained the age of 80 years, and was very greatly esteemed by many friends.
Ref: Trove The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 13 February 1929

Louisa married Septimus BURT K.C. [16682] on 13 Jul 1872 in St George Cathedral Perth WA. Septimus was born on 25 Oct 1847 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean and died on 15 May 1919 aged 71.

Research Notes:
The Hon Septimus BURT KC
Birth 25 Oct 1847, St Kitts Death 14 May 1919, Perth, Western Australia Occ Attorney-General, Western Australia, 1886 and 1890-97 Educ Bishop's School, Perth; Shaw House School, Melksham, Wilts Was the first acting Agent General for Western Australia in London but didn't like the English climate and resigned. Was twice offered a KCMG. Visited St Kitts with his brother Octavius.

Spouse Louisa Fanny HARE Birth 4 Jun 1848, Bonn, Germany Death 11 Feb 1929, East Perth, Western Australia Father Captain Gustavus Edward Cockburn HARE (1811-1881) Mother Sarah Annie WRIGHT (1819-1894) Marr 13 Jul 1872, St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia

Children Annie Louisa (Pussy) (1873-1945) Archibald Francis Gustavus (1875-1941) Laura Georgiana (1876-1956) Frederick Julius Augustus (1877-1967) Reginald George Edward (1879-1957) Hilda Maud (1882-1960) George Henry (1883-1969) Francis (Frank) Sinclair (1886-1918)Olive Mina (1888-1974)Theodore Charles Arthur (Bob) (1893-1916)
Ref: http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~cbirch/burt_2008/FH01/FH01_031.HTM

1640. Sir Edwin Hare DASHWOOD Bt [3605] (Amelia HARE1297, Rev Robert HARE NAYLOR1032, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Sep 1825 and died on 8 May 1882 aged 56.

General Notes:
The Arms of Dashwood: Arg. on a fesse double cotised gu. three griffins heads erased or.
Crest: a griffins head erased per fesseerminois and gu.
Motto: Pro Magna Charta.
Seat: West Wycombe Park, Bucks.

Edwin had a relationship with Roberta Henrietta ABERCROMBY [3610], daughter of Sir Robert ABERCROMBY Bart of Birkenbog [3611], on 25 Oct 1852.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1984 M    i. Sir Edwin Abercromby DASHWOOD [3612] was born on 28 Oct and died on 7 Apr 1893.

+ 1985 M    ii. George Julius Hare DASHWOOD [3618] was born on 19 Aug 1856 in Nelson N.Z. and died on 30 Nov 1878 aged 22.

+ 1986 M    iii. Sir Robert John DASHWOOD Bart of West Wycombe D.L. [3619] was born on 3 Jun 1859 in Nelson N.Z.

1641. Amelia Caroline DASHWOOD [3606] (Amelia HARE1297, Rev Robert HARE NAYLOR1032, Rev Robert (Hare) NAYLOR of Hurstmonceaux Castle and La Vache879, Margaret (Mary) ALSTON699, Joseph of New House538, Isaac of Chelsea333, Joseph Knt. Bart of Chelsea & Bradwell (Sir)143, Edward of Edwardstone52, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Amelia married Capt Henry STOREY R.N. [3607].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 1987 F    i. Amelia STOREY [3608] .


1642. John Edward Daniel ALSTON B.A. [3868] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Jun 1840 in Potter Heigham NFK, was baptised on 3 Aug 1840 in Potter Heigham NFK, died on 25 Aug 1863 in Dennington aged 23, and was buried in Dennington.

General Notes:
John was an exhibitioner from Ipswich Grammer School and scholar of Clare College Camb. BA 1863. John died s.p.

Deaths.
Alston - 25th inst., at Dennington, John E. D. Alston, B.A., of Clare College, Cambridge, aged 23 years.
Ipswich Journal 29 August 1863.

Administration of the Estate of John Edward Daniel Alston Esq of Dennington SFK Batchelor was granted to Edward Henry Freeborn Alston of Framlingham one of the Executors of the Will of Rev Edward Constable Alston Clerk the father, and next of kin. Proved 6 Aug 1872 at under L3000

Image from Philip Stewards family album.

England Return of Owners of Land 1873. Suffolk.
Alston J.E. Framlingham 3a 1r 15p gross estimated rental value. L6/17s/0.
Uncertain placement.

Research Notes:
Johns birth place remains uncertain 2006

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Cransford Hall. John is recorded as aged 1 not born in Suffolk

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Hasketon SFK. John is recorded as a scholar aged 11 a gentlemans son born Cransford SFK HO107/1801

1643. Arthur Richard ALSTON [3869] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Sep 1841 in Cransford Hall SFK and died on 1 Jan 1884 in Chundrapore Mysore India aged 42. The cause of his death was dysentery.

General Notes:
Births.
7th inst., at Cransford Hall, the Lady of the Rev E C Alston, of a son
Ipswich Journal 11 Sept 1841

Arthur was a Lieut of the 64th Regiment.

Deaths.
Alston - 1st ult., at Chundrapore, Mysore, India, of dysentery, Arthur Richard Alston, second son of the Rev E C Alston, late rector of Dennington, Suffolk, aged 42.
Ipswich Journal 5 February 1884.

The Will of Arthur Richard Alston coffee planter of Mecara Corg East Indies who died 1 Jan 1884 at Mysore East Indies was Proved 15 July 1884 by Kate Emily Alston of 34 Upper Bake St MDX Widow and Relict for L95

Research Notes:
1861 Census Northgate Canterbury Kent - An A R Alston aged 19 born Cromsford SFK is recorded as an unmarried servant (army?)

Arthur married Katherine CARTWRIGHT [3870] in Sep 1873.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1988 M    i. Alfred Arthur Freeborn ALSTON [3872] was born in Apr 1878 and died on 3 May 1917 in action France aged 39.

+ 1989 F    ii. Edith Catherine ALSTON [3873] .


1644. Eliza Tabitha ALSTON [3874] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 May 1843, was baptised on 19 Oct 1843 in Cransford SFK, and died after 1 Jul 1902.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Ling - Alston. 13th inst., at Skeyton Rectory, Norfolk, by the Rev H. E. Rackham, assisted by the Rev T. W. Anderson, Rector, Frederick G. Ling, third son of J. M. Ling, Esq, of Saxmundham, to Eliza Tabitha (Tibbie) eldest daughter of the late Rev E. C. Alston, rector of Dennington, Suffolk.
Ipswich Journal 16 December 1876.

This Indenture made the 12th day of December 1826 between an Eliza Tabitha Alston late Framlingham in the County of Suffolk but now off Skeyton in the County of Norfolk spinster of the first part, Frederick Gaskell Ling of Framlingham aforesaid gentlemen of the second part and Edward Henry Freeborn Alston of Dennington in the said County of Suffolk gentleman and Thomas Hanworth Rackham off the County of the city of Norwich gentlemen of the third part whereas a marriage is agreed upon and is intended to be shortly had and solemnised between said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling and whereas there is now due and owing to the said Eliza Tabitha Alston from the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston together with certain other monies not the subject of these presents the sum of 1000 pounds sterling being money advanced and lent by the said Eliza Tabitha Alston to the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston and for securing the payment of the said sum of 1000 pounds said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston by a certain bond or deed poll under his hand and and seal dated the 12th day of December instant obliged himself to pay to the said Eliza Tabitha Alston the sum of 2000 pounds and under the said bond is written a condition for making void the same if the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston his heirs executors or administrators should pay unto the said Eliza Tabitha Alston her executors administrators or assigns the sum of 1000 pounds with interest therefore at the rate of five pounds per cent per annum on the 12th day of July thence next ensuing and upon the treaty for the said intended marriage it has been agreed that the said bond and the principal and interest money is intended to be thereby secured should be assigned and settled in manner hereinafter appearing.
Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the said recited agreement and in consideration of the said intended marriage she said Eliza Tabitha Alston (with the privity and consent of the said Frederick Gaskell Ling) doth hereby bargain sell transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Hanworth Rackham his executors administrators and assigns all that the said bond or deed poll under the hand and seal of the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston and dated the 12th day of December instant and also the said sum of 1000 pounds intended to be thereby secured and all interest henceforth to grow due for the same and the full benefit of the said bond and all the estate right title interest claim and demand of her the said Eliza Tabitha Alston in and to the same premises together with power in the name of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston her executors or administrators or otherwise to demand sue for recover and give valid receipts for the said principle money and interest. To have and to hold the said bond principle money and interest and all other the premises here assigned unto the said Thomas Hanworth Rackham his executors administrators or assigns upon trust that he or they do and shall at the request in writing during the joint lives of said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling and after the decease of either of them then of the other of them during her or his life and after the decease of the survivor of them then at the discretion of the said Thomas Hanworth Rackham his executors administrators or assigns call in recover and receive the said principle sum of 1000 pounds and the interest thereof intended to be secured by hereinbefore mentioned or recited bond as aforesaid and do and shall pay the amount when recovered and received to or otherwise place the same in the names of all under the joint control of the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston and Thomas Hanworth Rackham or trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents and in the meantime and until the same shall we realised and received as aforesaid do and shall stand possessed of and interested in the said bond principle sum and interest upon and for the same or the like trusts and purposes as hereinafter declare of and concerning the said sum of 1000 pounds and the income thereof after the same shall have been realised as aforesaid an it is here by agreed and declared that the said Edward Henry Freeborn Alston and Thomas Hanworth Rackham and or the survivor of them his executors or administrators or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents shall stand possessed of and interested in the said sum of 1000 pounds and interest intended to be secured by the hereinbefore recited or mentioned bond after the same shall be realised and received as aforesaid (which said sum and the investments thereof for the sake of brevity hereinafter referred to as the said "fund") upon trust until solemnisation of the said intended marriage for the said Eliza Tabitha Alston her executors administrators and assigns and after the said intended marriage shall be solemnised then upon trust that they the said trustees or trustee do and shall pay the income which during the life of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston show arise from the said fund into her hands for her sole and separate use but so always as that she shall not while under overture by any means deprive herself by anticipation of the benefit of such income or any part thereof and after her decease do and shall pay the income which thenceforth during the life of the said Frederick Gaskell Ling shall arise from the said fund unto or otherwise permit and authorise the same to be received by him the said Frederick Gaskell Ling or his assigns and subject to the several trusts aforesaid to and shall hold the said fund and the income thereof upon and for such trusts and purposes being before the benefit of all or some or more exclusively of the others or other of the issue of the said intended marriage whether children or remoter descendants to be born before the decease of the survivor of them the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling as they the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling jointly shall by any deed or deeds revocably or irrrevocably appoint and in default of such joint appointment and so far as no such appointment shall extend as the survivor of them the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling shall by any deed or deeds revocably or irrevocably or by her or his last Will and Testament or any codicil or codicils thereto appoint and in the meantime and until and also in default of any such joint or sole appointment as aforesaid and so far as no such appointment shall extend and subject as aforesaid In trust for all the children of the said intended marriage who either when this trust first takes effect in possession or afterwards being of the male sex shall attain the age of 21 years or on dying under that age leave lawful issue or being of the female sex shall attain the age of 21 years or marry to be divided among or between such children if more than one in equal shares as tenants in common and if but one in trust for such one or only child absolutely and if there shall not be any such child as is described in the trust last hereinbefore declared then subject as aforesaid upon and for such trusts and purposes as the said Eliza Tabitha Alston whether covert or sole shall by her last Will or any codicil or codicils thereto appoint and in default of such appointment and so far as no such appointment shall extend and subject as aforesaid upon the alternative trusts following (that is to say) if the said Eliza Tabitha Alston shall survive the said Frederick Gaskell Ling then in trust for her the said Eliza Tabitha Alston her executors administrators or assigns absolutely for her sole and separate property but if she shall die in the lifetime of the said Frederick Gaskell Ling then in trust for such person or persons as at the time of her decease would as her next of kin in blood have become entitled to her personal estate under the statutes for the distribution of the effects of intestates if she had died a spinster and intestate and such persons if more than one to take in the shares and manner in which they would have become entitled to such personal estate. Provided always and it is here by agreed and declared that no child of the said intended marriage who or whose issue shall take any part or share of the said fund under or by virtue of any appointment to be made by the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling or the survivor of them as hereinbefore is authorised shall take or be entitled to any further part or share of the same fund without bringing such appointed part or share into hotchpot and accounting for the same accordingly. Provided also and it is hereby further agreed and declared that subject and without prejudice to any such appointment as aforesaid
to The contrary it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents
at any time or times after the decease of the survivors of them the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling or at any earlier time or times with the consent in writing of them or the survivor of them to apply either personally or vicariously all or any part of the income or if the said trustees or trustee so deem expedient in a part or parts not exceeding one half of the capital or principle of the expectant or presumptive share or portion for the time being under the trusts aforesaid of each or any child of the said intended marriage of or in the said fund for or towards the maintenance and education or preferment or advancement in the world of the same child or otherwise for his or her benefit in whatever manner the said trustees or trustee shall think fit and it is hereby agreed and declared that it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents to invest in their or his name or names any uninvested money is for the time being constituting or being part of the said fund and such if any of the income thereof as it shall from time to time be necessary or convenient to invest for safe custody accumulation or otherwise in or upon one or more of the several investments all securities following (that is to say) the Parliamentary stocks or public funds of Great Britain (not being determinable anuities) government or municipal securities of the United Kingdom government or municipal securities of any of the British colonies or possessions stock of the governor and company of the Bank of England East India a stock of any class or description of a stock off or shares fully paid-up in the capital of any company or companies incorporated by the law of Great Britain and Ireland for making or carrying on railways canals or other similar undertakings bonds debentures or mortgages granted or issued by any such company or companies and mortgagors of freehold copyhold or leasehold estates whether consisting of lands and buildings or buildings only in England and Wales or Ireland (such leasehold estates not having less than 60 years unexpired) with such titles and evidence of title and value as regards all or any of such investment as aforesaid as the said trustees or trustee shall consider it reasonable to accept under all the circumstances attending each particular case and without their or his incurring any responsibility by reason of any insufficiency of the title to or value of any such investment or security and it shall also be lawful for them or him from time to time to alter and transpose all or any of the stocks funds shares or securities to be acquired under the present power for investment and transposition of any public security or either of them as they or he shall think fit yet so always as that every investment upon any private security and in free change or transposition of any public security shall be during the lives of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling and the life of the survivors of them be made with their her or his consent in writing.
Provided also and it is hereby further agreed and declared that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary contained it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents at any time or times during the joint lives of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling with their consent in writing or after the decease of either of them with the consent of each other during her or his life to lay out all or any part of the said fund in the purchase of any freehold or copyhold messuage or dwellinghouse or other hereditaments whether convenient to be held therewith or otherwise holden in possession for an unexpired term of 60 years or upwards and respectively situate in England or Wales which hereditaments if so purchased shall respectively be assured unto the said trustees or trustee and their or his heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively and be held by their or him respectively in trust in the meantime and until the same shall be sold as hereinafter directed to let and demise the same respectively or suffer the equitable tenant for life thereof under these presents to have the use or possession and occupation thereof without being responsible for in the act of waste to be done or suffered by him or her while in such use or possession or occupation or otherwise to manage the same as occasion may from time to time require yet so that during the life of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston every such letting or demising shall be made with her previous consent and to apply the rents and profits of the same hereditaments respectively as the interest or other income of the money laid out in the purchase thereof would have been applicable under the trusts and powers hereinbefore declared in case such purchase had not been made and upon trust that the same trustees or trustee for the time being shall with the consent in writing of the said Eliza Tabitha Alston and Frederic Gaskell Ling during the joint lives and after the decease of either of them then of the other of them during her or his life and after the decease of the survivor then at the discretion of such trustees or trustee sell and dispose of the same hereditaments either by public auction or private contract under such conditions and in such manner as shall by them or him be deemed most expedient with full power for them or him from time to time to buy in the same or any of them when offered to public sale and upon such terms as they or he may think fit to rescind or vary any contract or contracts for the sale of thereof without being responsible for any loss or diminution of price to arise by any of the acts or proceedings thereby authorised. And it is hereby agreed and declared that the moneys produced by such sale or sales as last aforesaid after payment thereout of all incidental costs and expenses shall be held and applied by the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents upon the same trusts and with the same powers as the money originally laid out as aforesaid in the purchase of such hereditaments was subject to before such purchase was made or would have been subject to if the same had not been made. It being for such purpose hereby declared that all hereditaments of freehold or copyhold tenure to be purchased and held under the present power shall be considered as money or personal estate so that the trust property may always continue of the same nature and quality and be transmissible accordingly and it is hereby declared that it shall be lawful for the said trustees or trustee for the time being out of any money coming to their or his hands in that capacity to reimburse themselves or himself all costs disbursements and expenses which they or he shall incur or be put unto in or about the execution or attempt to execute the trust and powers hereby declared and created or any of these and lastly the said Eliza Tabitha Alston is hereby nominated to be during her life and after her decease the said Frederick Gaskell Ling is hereby nominated to be during his life a person by whom the statutory power of appointing from time to time or on at any time new trustees or a new trustee of these presents shall be exercisable it being hereby declared that upon any exercise of the said statutory power the number of the trustees of these presents may be augmented.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above witnessed
Eliza Tabitha Alston
Frederick G. Ling
Edward H. F. Alston
Thomas Hanworth Rackham
Document stamped for duty dated 10.1.77

Draft of the Will of Mrs Eliza Tabatha Ling.
1 July 1902
F G Ling Framlingham. Sol.
This is the last will and Testament of me Eliza Tabatha Ling the wife of Frederick Gaskell Ling of Framlingham in the County of Suffolk whereas by the will of my late father the Rev Edward Constable Alston1 who died on the 28th day of March 1871 and whose will with a codicil thereto was proved in the Ipswich district registry of the court of probate on the 26th day of May 1871 a certain part a share of the funds comprised in the settlements made by William Rackham and the said Edward Constable Alston resply upon all with reference to the marriage of the said Edward Constable Alston with his late wife Harriet or in the property left by the said William Rackham at his decease or comprised in the settlement on his marriage and also a certain part or share of the monies to arise from the sale calling in or conversion of certain real or personal estate of the rents profits and annual income of the same premises (subject to the life interest in part thereof of my said late father's widow Anne Maria Alston) were devised bequeathed and limited upon trust for me for life for my separate and inalienable use and after my decease subject to any exercise of the thrinar mentioned powers to appoint to and intended or surviving husband in trust for all and every or such one or more exclusively of the others or other of my children or issue as I whether covert or sole shall by will appoint and in default of and subject to any such appointment then for my children who should either in my lifetime or afterwards as to a son or sons attaining the age of 21 years or as to daughters or daughter attaining that age or marry in equal shares if more than one but if there shall be no such child then in trust for such persons or person as I should whether covert or sole and as well before as after the event on which the power now in recital should have arisen by will appoint And further paver was given to me by my said late father's will by any deed to appoint that after my decease the income of my shares should be paid to any husband with whom at the time of the appointment I might be about to marry for his life or any less period And also whether I should have exercised that power or not by my will to appoint that the income of my share should be paid to any husband who might survive me for his life or any less period And whereas my said late father's widow the said Anne Maria Alston died on or about the 19th day of October 1900 And whereas under the settlement made in contemplation of my marriage (afterwards duly solemnised) with my said husband by Indenture dated the 12th day of December 1876 a certain upon for £1000 and the principal and interest monies thereby secured and to be received thereunder were settled upon trust for me and my said husband successively for life and subject thereto upon and for such trusts and purposes being for the benefit of all or some or more exclusively of the others or other of the issue of the then intended marriage whether children or remoter descendants to be born before the decease of the survivor of us my said husband and myself as we jointly should by any deed or deeds revoke a plea or unremarkably appoint and in default of such joint appointment and so far as no such appointment shall extend as the survivor of us should by any deed or deeds revoke ugly or unremarkably or by her or his last will and Testament or any codicil or codicil is there to appoint And in the meantime and until and also in default of any such joint or Sole appointment as aforesaid and so far as no such appointment shall extend and subject as aforesaid In trust for all the children of the said then intended marriage who either when that trust should first take effect in possession or afterwards being of the male sex should attain the age of 21 years or dying under that age leave lawful issue or being of the female sex should attain the age of 21 years or marry to be divided among or between such children if more than one in equal shares as tenants in common and left by one in trust for such one or only child absolutely and if there should not be any such child as was described in the trust last therein before declared then subject as aforesaid upon and for such trusts and purposes as I should whether covert or sole by my last will or any codicil or codicil is there to appoint and in default of such appointment and so far as no such appointment should extend and subject as aforesaid upon certain alternative trusts therein mentioned And it was by the indenture now in recital declared that subject and without prejudice to any such appointment as aforesaid to the contrary it should be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said indenture at any time or times after the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband or at any earlier time or times with the consent in writing of us or the survivor of us to apply either personally or vicariously if the said trustees or trustee deemed expedient any part or parts not exceeding one half of the capital or principal of the expectant or presumptive share or portion for the time being under the trusts aforesaid of each or any child of the said then intended marriage of or in the settled property for or towards the maintenance and education or preferment or advancement in the world of the same child or otherwise for his or her benefit in whatever manner the said trustees or trustee shall think fit And whereas the principal sum of £772 18s 4d only was realised by the said bond so settled by the said recited indenture as aforesaid And whereas I have three children now living videlicet Gerald Alston Ling who has attained the age of 21 years Hubert Frederic Ling now of the age of 17 years or thereabouts and Marjorie Ling now the age of 14 years or thereabouts And whereas certain parts of their expected or presumptive shares have been applied towards the education or advancement of the said gerund Alston Ling and Hubert Frederic Ling under the said power of advancement in that behalf continued in the hereinbefore recited indenture now in exercise of the powers for this purpose given to me by the said will of my said late father and of every or any other power in anywise enabling me in this behalf I do buy this my will appoint that all and singular the trust estate monies and premises by the said will limited in trust for me my children and issue and over which I have such power of appointment as aforesaid shall from and after my decease remain and be and that the trustees or trustee for the time being of the same will shall stand possessed thereof upon trust and to the intent that the income thereof may be paid to my said husband Frederic Gaskell Ling in case he shall survive me and to his assigns during his life and that from and after his decease the same trust estate monies and premises shall remain and be as followsvidelicet as to £1000 part thereof in trust for my said son gerund Alston Ling for his own benefit but if he shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband or me then in trust for such child or children of his as shall be living at such time and who shall then have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of 21 years and if more than one equally between them And as to £1000 further part of the said trust estate monies and premises in trust for my said son Hubert Frederic Ling if and when he shall attain the age of 21 years but if he shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me or surviving us shall not attain the age of 21 years then in trust for such child or children of his as shall be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me and who shall then have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of 21 years and if more than one equally between them and as to the residue or remaining part of the same trust estate monies and premises in trust for my said daughter Marjorie Ling if and when she shall attain the age of 21 years or marry Provided always and I declare and appoint that if at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me my said daughter shall not be living or shall afterwards die under the age of 21 years and unmarried then the trust estate monies and premises to which under the appointment or trust in that behalf hereinbefore continued she would have been entitled if she had survived me and my said husband and attained the age of 21 years or married shall from and after the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me remain and be held for all and every the children and child (if any) of the said Marjorie Ling living at the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me who being sons or a son shall attain or have attained the age of 21 years or being daughters or daughter shall attain or have attained that age or shall marry or have married under that age and if more than one in equal shares And in exercise of the powers for this purpose given to me by the said indenture of settlement in the event of my surviving my said husband and of all other powers me here unto enabling I hereby direct and appoint that the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said indenture shall after the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband stand possessed of all the hereitements monies stocks funds and securities for the time being subject to the trusts of the said indenture and the rents profits income thereto hereinafter called "the trust property here by appointed" in trust for my said daughter Marjorie Ling if she shall attain the age of 21 years or marry Provided always and I declare and appoint that in case my said daughter Marjorie Ling shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband or shall afterwards die under the age of 21 years and unmarried the trust property here by appointed to which under the appointment or trust in that behalf hereinbefore continued she would have been entitled if she had survived us and had attain the age of 21 years or married shall from and after the decease of the survivor of us remain and be held for all and every the children and child (if any) of the said Marjorie Ling living at the decease of the survivors of my said husband and me who being sons or a son shall attain or have attained the age of 21 years or being daughters or a daughter shall attain or have attained that age or shall marry or have married under that age and if more than one in equal shares And I declare (but merely as an expression of my wishes and not so as to create any legal trust or obligation by virtue of the doctrine of election in equity or otherwise) that it is my earnest desire that if my said daughter Marjorie Ling shall marry and shall previously have acquired or shall by such her marriage acquire a vested interest in the trust estate monies funds and premises settled respectively by the hereinbefore recited will of my said late father and by the said settlement made on me marriage or either of them or in any way share or portion or shares or portions of the said settled premises respectively under the appointment or trusts respectively in that behalf hereinbefore contained a proper and reasonable settlement thereof be executed for the benefit of my said daughter her husband or intended husband and issue and whereby in default of issue and subject to her husband's life interest the eventual return of such property of my said daughter to and for the benefit of her own family may be provided for and That I give all income which may be owing to me at my death including the proportionate part belonging to my estate of the income of the said respective settled trust estate monies funds and premises for the current half or period of the year in which my death happens and all the personal estate and effects which at my decease shall belong to me for my separate use unto my said husband absolutely.
I appoint my said husband my said son gerund Alston Ling and my said son Hubert Frederic Ling (when he shall attain the age of 21 years) and my brother the Rev Frank Simpson Alston to be executors of this my will here by revoking all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me . . . . .
Origional of these documents with Philip Steward 2003, copies on file.
1. This will equally verbose is transcribed on his file 2017.

Research Notes:
Draft of the Will of Mrs Eliza Tabatha Ling.
1 July 1902
F G Ling Framlingham.
This is the last will and Testament of me Eliza Tabatha Ling the wife of Frederick Gaskell Ling of Framlingham in the County of Suffolk whereas by the will of my late father the Rev Edward Constable Alston who died on the 28th day of March 1871 and whose will with a codicil thereto was proved in the Ipswich district registry of the court of probate on the 26th day of May 1871 a certain part a share of the funds comprised in the settlements made by William Rackham and the said Edward Constable Alston resply upon all with reference to the marriage of the said Edward Constable Alston with his late wife Harriet or in the property left by the said William Rackham at his decease or comprised in the settlement on his marriage and also a certain part or share of the monies to arise from the sale calling in or conversion of certain real or personal estate of the rents profits and annual income of the same premises (subject to the life interest in part thereof of my said late father's widow Anne Maria Alston) were devised bequeathed and limited upon trust for me for life for my separate and inalienable use and after my decease subject to any exercise of the thrinar mentioned powers to appoint to and intended or surviving husband in trust for all and every or such one or more exclusively of the others or other of my children or issue as I whether covert or sole shall by will appoint and in default of and subject to any such appointment then for my children who should either in my lifetime or afterwards as to a son or sons attaining the age of 21 years or as to daughters or daughter attaining that age or marry in equal shares if more than one but if there shall be no such child then in trust for such persons or person as I should whether covert or sole and as well before as after the event on which the power now in recital should have arisen by will appoint And further paver was given to me by my said late father's will by any deed to appoint that after my decease the income of my shares should be paid to any husband with whom at the time of the appointment I might be about to marry for his life or any less period And also whether I should have exercised that power or not by my will to appoint that the income of my share should be paid to any husband who might survive me for his life or any less period And whereas my said late father's widow the said Anne Maria Alston died on or about the 19th day of October 1900 And whereas under the settlement made in contemplation of my marriage (afterwards duly solemnised) with my said husband by Indenture dated the 12th day of December 1876 a certain upon for £1000 and the principal and interest monies thereby secured and to be received thereunder were settled upon trust for me and my said husband successively for life and subject thereto upon and for such trusts and purposes being for the benefit of all or some or more exclusively of the others or other of the issue of the then intended marriage whether children or remoter descendants to be born before the decease of the survivor of us my said husband and myself as we jointly should by any deed or deeds revoke a plea or unremarkably appoint and in default of such joint appointment and so far as no such appointment shall extend as the survivor of us should by any deed or deeds revoke ugly or unremarkably or by her or his last will and Testament or any codicil or codicil is there to appoint And in the meantime and until and also in default of any such joint or Sole appointment as aforesaid and so far as no such appointment shall extend and subject as aforesaid In trust for all the children of the said then intended marriage who either when that trust should first take effect in possession or afterwards being of the male sex should attain the age of 21 years or dying under that age leave lawful issue or being of the female sex should attain the age of 21 years or marry to be divided among or between such children if more than one in equal shares as tenants in common and left by one in trust for such one or only child absolutely and if there should not be any such child as was described in the trust last therein before declared then subject as aforesaid upon and for such trusts and purposes as I should whether covert or sole by my last will or any codicil or codicil is there to appoint and in default of such appointment and so far as no such appointment should extend and subject as aforesaid upon certain alternative trusts therein mentioned And it was by the indenture now in recital declared that subject and without prejudice to any such appointment as aforesaid to the contrary it should be lawful for the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said indenture at any time or times after the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband or at any earlier time or times with the consent in writing of us or the survivor of us to apply either personally or vicariously if the said trustees or trustee deemed expedient any part or parts not exceeding one half of the capital or principal of the expectant or presumptive share or portion for the time being under the trusts aforesaid of each or any child of the said then intended marriage of or in the settled property for or towards the maintenance and education or preferment or advancement in the world of the same child or otherwise for his or her benefit in whatever manner the said trustees or trustee shall think fit And whereas the principal sum of £772 18s 4d only was realised by the said bond so settled by the said recited indenture as aforesaid And whereas I have three children now living videlicet Gerald Alston Ling who has attained the age of 21 years Hubert Frederic Ling now of the age of 17 years or thereabouts and Marjorie Ling now the age of 14 years or thereabouts And whereas certain parts of their expected or presumptive shares have been applied towards the education or advancement of the said gerund Alston Ling and Hubert Frederic Ling under the said power of advancement in that behalf continued in the hereinbefore recited indenture now in exercise of the powers for this purpose given to me by the said will of my said late father and of every or any other power in anywise enabling me in this behalf I do buy this my will appoint that all and singular the trust estate monies and premises by the said will limited in trust for me my children and issue and over which I have such power of appointment as aforesaid shall from and after my decease remain and be and that the trustees or trustee for the time being of the same will shall stand possessed thereof upon trust and to the intent that the income thereof may be paid to my said husband Frederic Gaskell Ling in case he shall survive me and to his assigns during his life and that from and after his decease the same trust estate monies and premises shall remain and be as followsvidelicet as to £1000 part thereof in trust for my said son gerund Alston Ling for his own benefit but if he shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband or me then in trust for such child or children of his as shall be living at such time and who shall then have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of 21 years and if more than one equally between them And as to £1000 further part of the said trust estate monies and premises in trust for my said son Hubert Frederic Ling if and when he shall attain the age of 21 years but if he shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me or surviving us shall not attain the age of 21 years then in trust for such child or children of his as shall be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me and who shall then have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of 21 years and if more than one equally between them and as to the residue or remaining part of the same trust estate monies and premises in trust for my said daughter Marjorie Ling if and when she shall attain the age of 21 years or marry Provided always and I declare and appoint that if at the time of the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me my said daughter shall not be living or shall afterwards die under the age of 21 years and unmarried then the trust estate monies and premises to which under the appointment or trust in that behalf hereinbefore continued she would have been entitled if she had survived me and my said husband and attained the age of 21 years or married shall from and after the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me remain and be held for all and every the children and child (if any) of the said Marjorie Ling living at the decease of the survivor of my said husband and me who being sons or a son shall attain or have attained the age of 21 years or being daughters or daughter shall attain or have attained that age or shall marry or have married under that age and if more than one in equal shares And in exercise of the powers for this purpose given to me by the said indenture of settlement in the event of my surviving my said husband and of all other powers me here unto enabling I hereby direct and appoint that the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said indenture shall after the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband stand possessed of all the hereitements monies stocks funds and securities for the time being subject to the trusts of the said indenture and the rents profits income thereto hereinafter called "the trust property here by appointed" in trust for my said daughter Marjorie Ling if she shall attain the age of 21 years or marry Provided always and I declare and appoint that in case my said daughter Marjorie Ling shall not be living at the time of the decease of the survivor of me and my said husband or shall afterwards die under the age of 21 years and unmarried the trust property here by appointed to which under the appointment or trust in that behalf hereinbefore continued she would have been entitled if she had survived us and had attain the age of 21 years or married shall from and after the decease of the survivor of us remain and be held for all and every the children and child (if any) of the said Marjorie Ling living at the decease of the survivors of my said husband and me who being sons or a son shall attain or have attained the age of 21 years or being daughters or a daughter shall attain or have attained that age or shall marry or have married under that age and if more than one in equal shares And I declare (but merely as an expression of my wishes and not so as to create any legal trust or obligation by virtue of the doctrine of election in equity or otherwise) that it is my earnest desire that if my said daughter Marjorie Ling shall marry and shall previously have acquired or shall by such her marriage acquire a vested interest in the trust estate monies funds and premises settled respectively by the hereinbefore recited will of my said late father and by the said settlement made on me marriage or either of them or in any way share or portion or shares or portions of the said settled premises respectively under the appointment or trusts respectively in that behalf hereinbefore contained a proper and reasonable settlement thereof be executed for the benefit of my said daughter her husband or intended husband and issue and whereby in default of issue and subject to her husband's life interest the eventual return of such property of my said daughter to and for the benefit of her own family may be provided for and That I give all income which may be owing to me at my death including the proportionate part belonging to my estate of the income of the said respective settled trust estate monies funds and premises for the current half or period of the year in which my death happens and all the personal estate and effects which at my decease shall belong to me for my separate use unto my said husband absolutely.
I appoint my said husband my said son gerund Alston Ling and my said son Hubert Frederic Ling (when he shall attain the age of 21 years) and my brother the Rev Frank Simpson Alston to be executors of this my will here by revoking all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me

Eliza married Frederick Gaskell LING [3875] on 13 Dec 1876 in Skeyton Rectory NFK.

General Notes:
Frederick was a solicitor of Framlington Suffolk


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1990 M    i. Gerard Alston LING [3876] was born on 14 Jan 1879.

+ 1991 M    ii. Maj Hubert Frederick LING MC TD [3877] was born on 4 Mar 1885, died on 4 Feb 1957 aged 71, and was buried in Framlingham SFK.

+ 1992 F    iii. Marjorie LING [3878] was born on 24 Nov 1887.


1645. Louisa Harriette ALSTON [3879] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Jul 1845, died on 9 Dec 1845 in Cransford Hall Saxmundham., and was buried in Cransford SFK.

General Notes:
Births.
25th ult., at Cransford Hall, the lady of the Rev E.C. Alston, of a daughter.
Ipswich Journal 2 August 1845.

Deaths.
9th inst., at Cransford Hall, Saxmundham, Louise Harriette, the infant daughter of the Rev E.C. Alston.
Ipswich Journal 13 December 1845

A memorial to Louisa is inscribed on the font of Cransford Church, she was reburied at Dennington.

1646. Edward Henry Freeborn ALSTON [3880] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 Oct 1846 in Cransford Hall Saxmundham. and died on 9 Dec 1889 in Saxtead SFK aged 43.

General Notes:
Birth.
30th ult., at Cransford Hall, the wife of the Rev E.C. Alston, of a son.
Ipswich Journal 7 November 1846

ACCOUNTING LEDGER.
Edward H F Alston in account with the Executors of the estate of Rev E C Alston 1871.
Ref: Ipswich RO 437/4/2 (2003)

Edward in 1873 is shown on an auction notice for the sale of the late Rev Edward C Alstons estate as a Solicitor of Framlingham, he died without issue.

Edward attended a large public dinner at Glemham House Park, to celebrate the marriage of the Duke of Hamilton.
Ipswich Journal 13 December 1873

England Return of Owners of Land 1873. Suffolk.
Alston Edward Hy T (sic). Framlingham 107a 2r 38p gross estimated rental value. L227/6s/0.

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch:
RECORDS OF ROUSE FAMILY, STEWARD FAMILY AND OTHERS
Memorandum of deeds relating to an estate in Dennington and Saxtead transferred to EN Chandler as security for a loan to Edward Henry Freeborn Alston of Framlingham - ref. HB 54/E12/3 - date: 1872-1887
Ref A2A

Indenture of Transfer of Mortgage 17 April 1889.
E H F Alston & F H Rackham held a mortgage for L500 at 4.5% over a Maltings in Framlingham on the death of Rackham his interest is transferred to Rev J H Pilkington.
Document in possession of Philip Steward of Essex 2003

Deaths.
Alston - 9th inst., at the Red House, Saxtead, Edward Henry Freeborn Alston, eldest surviving son of the late Rev E C Alston, rector of Dennington, aged 43 years.
Ipswich Journal 14 December 1889.

The Will of Edward Henry Freeborn Alston solicitor and farmer of Saxtead SFK who died 9 Dec 1889 at Saxted was Proved at Ipswich by Henrietta Susanna Alston of Farningham widow and relict for L629-16-0

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Framlingham SFK. Edward was living at College Rd Framlingham unmarried aged 34 born Cransford SFK, also in the house was:
Hannah W Bennett widow aged 61 born Ufford SFK
FHL 1341455 PRO RG11 Pc 1885 Fol 64 Pg 23

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dennington SFK. Edward is recorded as a son aged 14 a scholar born Cransford

Edward married Henrietta Susannah CHASTON [3881], daughter of James CHASTON of Brundish Lodge [3882], on 19 Jan 1883.

1647. Emma Louisa Katherine ALSTON [3883] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Jun 1848 in The Guildhall Framlington, died on 8 Jan 1850 in The Guildhall Framlington aged 1, and was buried in Cransford SFK.

General Notes:
The Times, Monday, Jun 05, 1848; pg. 0; Issue 19881; col A
Births: On Friday the 2nd inst., at the Guildhall Framlingham SFK the wife of the Rev E C Alston of a daughter.

Emma was re-buried at Dennington



1648. Alice Harriette ALSTON [3884] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Dec 1850 in The Guildhall Framlington, was baptised on 10 Jan 1851 in Framlingham SFK, and died on 19 Sep 1936 in Takely ESS aged 85.

General Notes:
Birth.
5th inst., at the Guildhall, Framlingham, a wife of the Rev E. C. Alston, of a daughter.
Ipswich Journal 7 December 1850.

Marriages.
Anderson - Alston. 29th ult., at the Parish Church, Southwold, by the Rev H. E. Rackham, vicar of Witchford, Ely, assisted by the Rev W. Hollond, rector of Huntingfield, the Rev Thomas Wilson Anderson, of the Rectory, Skeyton, Norfolk, to Alice Harriette, younger daughter of the late Rev E. C. Alston, Rector of Dennington.
Ipswich Journal 2 September 1871.

An inscribed salver was given Alice on their departure from Halsted, in the possession of Philip Steward 2003.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dennington SFK. Alice is recorded as a daughter aged 10 a scholar born Framlingham

Alice married Rev Thomas Wilson ANDERSON [3885] on 29 Aug 1871 in Southwold SFK. Thomas was baptised on 2 Aug 1829 and died on 20 May 1882 aged 52.

General Notes:
Thomas was Rector of Skeyton Norfolk.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 1993 M    i. Henry Edward ANDERSON [3887] was born on 7 Jun 1873 in Skeyton NFK and died in 1873.

+ 1994 M    ii. Alfred John ANDERSON [3888] was born on 21 Aug 1874 in Skeyton NFK and died on 12 Feb 1924 in St Georges Hospital London aged 49.

+ 1995 F    iii. Alice (Ailsie) Elizabeth ANDERSON [3889] was born on 21 Aug 1874 in Skeyton NFK and died on 1 Mar 1963 in Bildeston SFK aged 88.

+ 1996 F    iv. Agnes Maud ANDERSON [3890] was born on 20 Aug 1878 and died in Canada.


Alice next married Edwin Henry OAKLEY [3891] on 29 Jun 1886.

General Notes:
Edwin was Rector of Lamarsh Essex, then in 1899 they moved to Halsted. In 1912 the family moved to Takely Rectory.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 1997 M    i. Canon Frederick Christian OAKLEY [3892] was born on 27 Sep 1888 in London and died in 1953 in St John Antigua aged 65.

1649. Katherine ALSTON [3886] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 May 1852, was baptised on 20 May 1852 in St Giles Norwich, died on 19 Mar 1853 in Framlingham SFK, and was buried in Dennington.

General Notes:
Births.
10th inst., at Norwich, the wife of the Rev E. C. Alston, of the Guildhall, Framlingham, of a daughter.
Ipswich Journal 15 May 1852.

1650. Thomas Simpson ALSTON [3895] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Jun 1856 in Dennington, was baptised on 23 Jun 1856 in Dennington, died on 23 Jun 1856, and was buried on 26 Jun 1856 in Dennington.

General Notes:
1856 June 23rd Baptised Thomas Simpson son of E. Alston buried June 26th 1856.
Copy from the Dennington Registers by Mr. Anderson.

Birth.
23rd inst., at the Rectory, Dennington, the wife of the Rev E. C. Alston, of a son, who survived his birth but a short time.
Ipswich Journal 28 June 1856.

1651. Hugh ALSTON M.D. [3896] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Nov 1857 in Dennington SFK, was baptised on 10 Nov 1857 in St Mary Dennington SFK, and died on 11 Nov 1939 in Birkenhead CHS aged 82.

General Notes:
Births.
3rd inst., at Dennington, the wife of the Rev E. C. Alston, of a son.
Ipswich Journal 7 November 1857.

375 Alston Edward Constable b. Nov 1857, a. Jan 1867, l. Apr 1876, Football XI 1874-75, Capt 1875, Oriel Oxon 1876, BA 1879, Called to Bar 1883, Sydney University NSW 1887-91, MRCSE LRCP London, Medical Practitioner, m. 1886.

ALSTON (HUGH), 5 s. Edward Constable, of Dennington, Suffolk, cler. Oriel Coll,. matric. 17 Oct 1876, aged 18 ; B.A. 1881, Bar-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, 1883.
Oxoniensis 1715-1886 NZSOG

Alston Hugh. Admitted commoner 14 Oct 1876; caution received L30; matric Oriel 17 Oct 1876; fil 5 tus Edward Constable, de Dunningham Suffolk; Aer 18, Sec. Class in Nat Science, Mich., 1879; BA Oriel 24 Nov 1881; called Bar Lincolns Inn 26 Jan 1883.
Members of Oriel College 1701-1900 NZSOG

Hugh, undergraduate Oriel College Oxford BA, A student of Lincoln's Inn 6 Mar 1880 (then aged 22) Scholarship in Equity 1882, Called to the Bar 26 Jan 1883, Bn 1858 (Address) 60 Longridge Rd SW. 3 New Sq., Lincolns Inn MRCS., Eng 1892, LRCP Lond., 1892, MD Brux 1892.
Ref: Fosters - Men at the Bar 1885, NZSOG.

Lincolns Inn Admissions 1800-1892 Vol 2
1880 March 6 folio 257.
Hugh Alston of Oriel Coll., Oxford (22), 5 s Rev Edward Constable Alston, late Rector of Dennington Suffolk.

Alston Hugh of 19 Alton Road Birkenhead died 11 Nov 1939 Probate London 20 Jan to Louisa Melville Alston widow effects L741 16s 7d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dennington SFK. Hugh is recorded as a son aged 3 born Dennington

2. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, High Street Milbourne Port SOM. Hugh is recorded as head of house married aged 43 physician and surgeon born Dennington SFK

Hugh married Louisa Melville WOOD [3897], daughter of Major General James Creighton WOOD [3898], on 27 Jan 1886 in St George Worthing. Louisa was born circa 1862 in India and died on 22 Nov 1944 in Little Waltham ESS aged about 82.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston - Wood. 27th inst., at St Georges Worthing, by the Rev S. L. Dixon, vicar of St George's, Hugh Alston, barrister at law, son of the Rev Edward Constable Alston, deceased, late rector of Dennington, Suffolk, to Louise Melville, elder daughter of Major General C. Wood, retired, Bengal Staff Corps.
Ipswich Journal 30 January 1886.

Alston Louisa Melville of Little Waltham Hall Hostel near Chelmsford widow died 22 Nov 1944 Probate York 25 Jan to Gerrard Allan Crowley medical practitioner. Effects L397 18s 10d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, High Street Milbourne Port SOM. Louisa is recorded as a wife aged 39 born India a British subject.

1652. Rowland Simpson ALSTON [3899] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Feb 1859 in Dennington SFK, was baptised on 17 Apr 1859 in Dennington, and died on 15 Oct 1925 in Queensland Aust. aged 66.

General Notes:
Births.
Alston - 10th inst., at Dennington, the wife of the Rev E C Alston of a son.
Ipswich Journal 12 February 1859.

Alston, Norman Thomas, b. Feb 1859, a. May 1870, l. July 1876, Cricket XI 1875, Grazier, m. 1881.
Bradfield College Register 471. NZSOG.

Rowland settled at "Newton" Lower Herbert North Queensland in 1880

His sons War Record show his address as Ingham Queensland Australia.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dennington SFK. Rowland is recorded as a son aged 2 born Dennington

Rowland married Elizabeth Annie JONES [3900] on 6 Dec 1881 in Queensland Aust.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 1998 F    i. Katherine Anne ALSTON [3904] was born in 1882 and died on 29 Jun 1891 in Queensland Aust. aged 9.

+ 1999 M    ii. Frank Newton ALSTON [3901] was born on 31 Jan 1884 and died on 17 May 1960 in Queensland Aust. aged 76.

+ 2000 M    iii. Hugh George ALSTON [3902] was born on 19 May 1885 and died on 2 Aug 1956 in Queensland Aust. aged 71.

+ 2001 F    iv. Edith Mary ALSTON [3905] was born on 20 Jul 1888 and died on 14 Jul 1891 in Queensland Aust. aged 2.

+ 2002 M    v. Lieut Rowland Evelyn ALSTON [3903] was born in 1893, died on 17 Aug 1916 in action aged 23, and was buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery Souchez France.


1653. George Donnet ALSTON [3906] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Oct 1860 in Dennington SFK, was baptised on 4 Dec 1860 in St Mary Dennington SFK, and died on 3 Mar 1884 in Olavaria Buenos Aires. Argentina aged 23.

General Notes:
Birth.
Alston - 2nd inst., at Dennington, the wife of the Rev E. C. Alston, of a son.
Ipswich Journal 6 October 1860.

602 Alston George Donnett. b. Oct., 1860, a. May 1874, l. Dec 1876, Argentina 1881, d. 1884.
Bradfield College Register. NZSOG Auckland.

774 Alston George Donnett. ent S.H. Sept 1873. Brother of 1294 - not correct.
The Lancing Register 1848-1900 NZSOG

George was gored to death by a bull.

Deaths.
Alston - 3rd ult., at Olavarria, Buenos Ayres, George Dennet Alston, son of the Rev EC Alston, late Rector of Dennington, aged 23
Ipswich Journal 15 April 1884.

The Will of George Donnet Alston of Norfolk who died 3 Mar 1884 in Olavarria Buenos Aires Argentina was Proved by Hugh Alston barrister and Frank Simpson Alston of Schole gent brothers of the deceased at L3286/10/6d

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Dennington SFK. George is recorded as a son aged 6mths born Dennington

1654. Rev Frank Simpson ALSTON [3907] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Dec 1863, was baptised on 17 Jan 1864 in Dennington, and died on 16 May 1935 in Sheringham NFK aged 71.

General Notes:
Frank was Educated Marlborough, Exeter College Oxford BA 18/6/85, MA. Ordained Deacon 5 June 1887, curate of Coningsby , Priest Lincoln 27 May 1888, vicar of Wispington 1890, vicar West Ashby Lincs. 1896.

ALSTON Frank Simpson; 8 s. of Edward Constable, of Dennington, Suffolk, cler. Exeter Coll. matric. 27 May 1882,. aged 18, B.A. 1885.
Oxoniensis 1715-1886. NZSOG.

Alston Frank Simpson, M.A. Ox. p.1888, vic.1895, West Ashby, Horncastle, Lincs.
Clergy List.

West Ashby Vicarage,
Horncastle,
4 March, 1898.
Dear Sir,
I saw my mother yesterday and she gave me the address of a gentlemen with whom my late brother George corresponded on Alston predigree and who was writing a book she believed, it is G. G. Muskett Esq., 5, Park Crescent., Church Street, Stoke, Newington. The initials may be G. G. or I. P. but they looked most like G. G. (I wrote him but letter came back "not known" - L.C.)
Also the address of some American Alstons who once made some
enquiries and who are said to be very creditable connections R. F. W. Alston, Esq., George Town, South Carolina.
She has also an old seal with Alston arms and baronet's hand on one side and 3 rams heads on the other. Whose will this be ?
She gave me a miniature of Capt. Augustus Dumford brother of Lady Alston. It was bought at Lord Hatherley's sale and was called Sir Rowland Alston but the right (name) was found underneath. She has also a second miniature of the same.
I have an engraving of the Duchess, a good one by Virtue, and my brother Rowland has one also I believe. I have seen her portrait at St John's Cambridge and dined opposite to another one at Brasenose Oxford . . . . .
My cousin Miss Lynn has a very beautiful portrait of Mrs. Meade who was a Miss Alston and her husband Dr. Meade is in the new National Gallery of Portraits.
Yours sincerely,
(Rev.) FRANK S ALSTON
A portrait of Sir Rowland Alston was in possession of Col. Cockburn of Norwich and a portrait of Gertrude by Gainsbrough in the possession of Charles Craven Esq. of Brighton.
Alstoniana Pg 375

Lincolnshire Archives:
Papers relating to the Goulding family of Louth
Catalogue Ref. GOULDING PAPERS
Creator(s):
Goulding family of Louth, Lincolnshire
Papers and correspondence of R.W. Goulding
Historical & genealogical correspondence - ref. GOULDING PAPERS 3/D
FILE - Alston, Rev. Frank S., Rector of Scrivelsby - ref. GOULDING PAPERS 3/D/2 - date: 10 April 1924
Ref A2A

Alston the reverend Frank Simpson of Claremont Cliff-avenue Cromer Norfolk clerk died 16 May 1935 at Downing-court Nursing Home Sheringham Norfolk Probate Norwich 29 July to Evelyn Harriet Hairby Ives (wife of Robert Ives the younger).
Effects L560 13s 5d.
National Probate Calendar.

Frank married Florence Mary WRIGHT [3908], daughter of Canon Arthur WRIGHT MA JP Rector of Coningsby [3909], on 15 Sep 1892.

General Notes:
Florence was the great neice of Sir John Franklin.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2003 M    i. John Franklin ALSTON [3910] was born on 30 Jun 1893, was baptised on 9 Aug 1893 in Coningsby, and died Apr Qtr 1980 in Norwich aged 86.

+ 2004 M    ii. Rev Edward Constable ALSTON [3911] was born on 8 Jan 1895, was baptised on 10 Feb 1895 in Wispington, and died on 7 Nov 1977 in Norwich NFK aged 82.

+ 2005 M    iii. Rowland Wright ALSTON [3912] was born on 10 Jan 1897, was baptised on 30 Mar 1897 in West Ashby, and died on 21 Dec 1958 aged 61.

+ 2006 F    iv. Evelyn Harriet Hairby ALSTON [3913] was born on 25 Feb 1899, was baptised on 5 Apr 1899 in West Ashby, and died on 7 Mar 1965 aged 66.

+ 2007 F    v. Ruth Mary ALSTON [3914] was born on 23 Sep 1903 in West Ashby Horncastle.

+ 2008 M    vi. Arthur Hugh Garfit ALSTON [3915] was born on 4 Sep 1902 in West Ashby and died on 17 Mar 1958 in Barcelona aged 55.

1655. Louisa ALSTON [4884] (Rev Edward Constable ALSTON1304, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in Infancy.

General Notes:
Louisa was not mentioned in her fathers will, she was refered to by Ruth Alston in a letter to A A Fenn, she may be buried in Cransford.

1656. Emma Eliza THOMPSON [3757] (Emma Sarah ALSTON1306, Edward Daniel ALSTON1035, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Oct 1845, was baptised in Diss NFK, and died on 14 Jul 1893 in Bedford BDF aged 47.

General Notes:
Emma was unmarried



1657. Garwood ALSTON [3772] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 May 1838 in Gt Bromley ESS and died on 17 May 1922 in Vanwyksvlei Cape SA aged 83.

General Notes:
Garwood emigrated to South Africa about the age of 18, a qualified engineer, and in 1861 he was appointed Goverment Land Surveyor, Cape Province. Garwood actively collected natural history specimens, published some meteorological investigations, and practiced agriculture in the Carnarvon district, particularly at Van Wyk's Vlei, during the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Over four decades the high quality of his survey work led to frequent government contracts to carry out important surveys. In 1871 and 1872 he was engaged to extend the survey performed by Thomas Maclear to measure an arc of the meridian in the western parts of the Cape of Good Hope, by connecting Maclear's Kliprug and Kebiscow stations to the village of Calvinia by a double series of primary triangles. During 1894 he surveyed the boundaries of a proposed Bushmanland Game Reserve just south of the Gariep and west of Pella mission station. Nothing came of this proposal, but his survey showed that the river was in places up to 14 km further north than indicated on existing maps, so that the Cape Colony was larger than had hitherto been assumed. During 1898 he was engaged to perform the primary triangulation to connect the eastern end of the geodetic chain in British Bechuanaland with the northern end of the Kimberley arc surveyed by Colonel W.G. Morris, a 110 km chain of triangles along the Kimberley-Vryburg railway line. This was followed by a similar survey to connect the western end of the British Bechuanaland chain to the northern end of Maclear's arc of meridian. He completed the field work in October 1899 and recommended several improvements in the construction of beacons (then piles of loose stones) and in observational procedures. Even Alston's earliest work was so highly regarded that the Surveyor-General decided in 1901 to integrate a survey he had carried out in 1864 into the secondary triangulation of the Colony, which was then in its early stages.

Alston's work required him to move about the Colony and adjacent territories regularly. During the 1880's he lived mainly at Van Wyk's Vlei, where he managed an agricultural settlement which was started in 1884. During 1888 and 1889 he was at Parys in the Free State, and in 1890 at Klerksdorp in the Transvaal, but from 1891 to after 1900, again had his base at Van Wyk's Vlei. In 1906 and 1907, when he would already have reached retirement age, his address is given as Roodepoort (an agricultural settlement near present day Koppies) in the Free State.

His interest in natural history is evidenced by a number of donations of specimens to local museums. In 1885 and 1886 he sent many insects, with natural history notes, to the South African Museum from Van Wyk's Vlei, following this up with further donations of insects from Parys in 1888 and 1889, Klerksdorp in 1890, British Bechuanaland in 1891, Bushmanland in 1894, 1896 and 1899, and from Van Wyk's Vlei in 1897, many of them rare or new to the museum's collection. His other donations included some semi-fossilized shells, snakes, scorpions, and solifugae from Van Wyk's Vlei in 1897 to 1899. As a result he was named in 1899, one of only nine "correspondents" of the South African Museum, who as regular contributors of specimens received the museum's publications free of charge.

Alston's botanical collecting was on a smaller scale. He sent some succulents from the Carnarvon district to the Government Herbarium in Cape Town in 1895, and again from around Garies in Namaqualand in 1897. The next year he donated plants collected during his survey in British Bechuanaland. He also sent live succulents from Namaqualand to the Albany Museum in Grahamstown in 1899. He is commemorated in the species names of the succulents Trichocaulon alstonii and Adromischus alstonii.
In 1886 the Colonial Botanist, P. MacOwan, obtained seeds of the Australian salt bush, Atriplex nummularia and A. inflata, from Australia and gave them to Alston for test planting at Van Wyk's Vlei. He raised the plants successfully and in 1893 distributed seed to farmers in many parts of South Africa. He described the experiment in a pamphlet published in Cape Town by the Department of Lands, Mines and Agriculture in 1893. In some of the saline soils of the Karoo the first-named species has spread widely and is an important fodder plant. It is popularly known as Alston's Saltbush. (Michele Robinson writes: Strangely, there is a goat in Australia called the Alston Boer goat did that have something to do with Garwood?)
Another of his contributions to agriculture was an article in the Cape Quarterly Review (Vol. 1(4), July 1882, pp. 616-620) on the detection of break-outs by ostriches or other animals from their camps by incorporating the fence in an electric circuit - a very early application of electricity in South Africa.

Alston's first contribution to meteorology consisted of a short paper on meteorological data in the Cape Monthly Magazine (Series 2, Vol. 7, 1873, pp. 31-32, 383-384) in which he advocated that meteorological observations should be made systematically at selected stations.
In 1882-1883 he published a description of the climate of the region between Calvinia-Carnarvon (http://karootowns.com/carnarvon.htm) in the south and the Gariep in the north in the Cape Quarterly Review (Vol. 1, pp. 544-554; Vol. 2, pp. 135-150, 312-320).
Years later he made a comparison of the water supply (precipitation) and loss (evaporation, run-off, and percolation) at Brandvlei Dam in the Karoo to conditions in New South Wales, Australia.
This study was published in the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society (Vol. 9, 1895-6, pp. 8-19). He became a member of the society around this time, and was still a member of its successor, the Royal Society of South Africa, in 1917.
His other publications included a paper on Van Wyk's Vlei (Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, Vol. 8, 1890-1895, pp. 35-40), a response to the Report of the Commission on Van Wyk's Vlei in 1892, and an open letter to the Commisioner for Public Works on Van Wyk's Vlei in 1906. (Albany Museum. Report for 1899.)
References:
Cape of Good Hope (Colony). Report of the Surveyor-General for 1879, 1880, 1894, 1898, 1899, 1901.
Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. Botanical exploration of southern Africa. Cape Town: Balkema, 1981.
Royal Society of South Africa. Transactions, 1908, Vol. 1, 1917-18, Vol. 6, lists of members.
Smith, C.A. Common names of South African plants (Australian salt bush). Pretoria: Botanical Research Institute, 1966.
South African bibliography to the year 1925. London: Mansell, 1979.
South African Museum. Report for 1885 to 1899.
South African Philosophical Society. Transactions, Vols 8-18, 1890-1907.

Venter, R.J. Bibliography of regional metereological literature, Vol. 1: Southern Africa, 1486-1948. Pretoria: Weather Bureau, 1949; in 1888, Thomas Bain was "detached" from the Roads Department and appointed Geological and Irrigation Surveyor of the colony.
In this new post he first visited Van Wyk's Vlei, where Mr Garwood Alston had surveyed lines of furrows to divert the Carnarvon River and together they proceeded to Prieska, where they found that irrigation of the town lands by the Orange River would not work. This work was entrusted to Bosman's direction, but was carried out by the surveyor Garwood Alston from 1898. Bosman, assisted by Andrews, reduced the observations and adjusted the triangles, completing the work in 1901. The incorporation of both Bosman's and Alston's surveys into the Geodetic Survey of South Africa amply confirmed the high quality of the work.

Donations to South African Museum: 1893 (Lepidoptera and Coleoptera from Concordia, Little Namaqualand); 1894 (Pella); 1896; 1897.
Source: http://www.museums.org.za/bio/people/alston-g.htm National Archives of Sth Africa
Alston collected natural history specimens in1899 which included three species of coleoptera new to the South African Museum. Source: Cape Town Museum:

Van Wyksvlei Dam
Garwood Alston, an engineer, had seen the possibility of building a dam to provide water to the farmers in the region. Construction of the Van Wyksvlei Dam started in 1882 and was completed in 1884 - this was the first dam in the country to be built by the state. There are several large salt pans in the district.
Ref: http://www.visit-south-africa.co.za/P21834.html http://karootowns.com/vanwyksvlei.htm

M Robinson writes in 2011:
Garwood lived in this town (Vanwyksvlei), which is really "nowhere" It is in the Northern Cape and it seems a bit of a "dustbowl"
He owned a farm called "Leewkolk", of 11,630 morgen (1 Morgen = 0.856 532 Hectares)
which was eventually sold for L3100 to settle the estate

Alston, Garwood
Surveyor and part-time naturalist.
"In October 1899 surveyer Garwood Alston completed his observations of the triangles connecting the western part of the Bechuanaland survey with the northern part of the arc of meridian measured some 60 years earlier by Thomas Maclear (1794-1879). . . . . Alston also continued collecting natural history specimens which this year [1899] included three species of coleoptera new to the South African Museum."
Donations to South African Museum: 1893 (Lepidoptera and Coleoptera from Concordia, Little Namaqualand); 1894 (Pella); 1896; 1897.
SOURCE (http://www.museums.org.za/bio/people/alston-g.htm)

Port Nolloth
Sept 18th 1900
My dear Edward
Your two letters of Friday and Saturday both came to hand per Nautilus & I was pleased to get them I have no news for you, this is a too much out of the way place for that to turn up often. Lieut McFarlane came back by German boat & leaves tomorrow for Okiep he seems to have had no idea that you were in "his" office. About the German S.W.A. I can find out nothing save that every steamer takes a few men to SwakopMund (Namibia), what for I cannot hear. Harry Pilkington came back from Keetman's Hoop (on the Orange River) on Saturday and says everything is quite quiet there. The traffic manager here has seen no suspicious cases passing and will keep his eye open. He is the only man to whom I have mentioned (the)
Page.
the substance of your letter except today to Lieut M F. It will be old story to you to tell you that almost every German colonist hereabouts and all of them I suspect over the Orange River are ill friends to us if not active enemies, and, as a matter of business, your Dept will know that Germany has sunk wells and made all surveys of routes etc with a view to a possible passing of an army from the coast to the Kalahari, and they seem to have a more intimate knowledge than we have of the practicable routes thence North and South Eastwards and of the seasonal conditions that govern or bar them. As a Military Nation this would be only natural to their position as our neighbours but they do hate us with a cordiality that I cannot account for on reasonable grounds "at all at all" and there want of liking for us makes me wish more than ever to see the old wish of (mine)
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mine for one flag for all South of the Zambezi to be fulfilled. Perhaps after the Republics have been effectively settled England may make exchanges with Germany and Portugal to the comfort of all concerned, for not even under the aegis of the British flag can South Africa ever aspire to the dignity of a Country with a German boil on the one rib and a Portuguese blain on the other. Certainly the "pride of possession" is the measure of the value of their South African territories to Germany and Portugal and decent exchanges would be to their pecuniary advantage.
We have De Marillac here for a day, excitable boastful and sanguine as ever; I rather like him as a study, his public aim is barely in the right direction and he is only absurd in trying to put all things straight "off his own bat" (I)
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I was glad to get the batch of photos Mary sent & now want yours - the public one most - Harrys, Herberts Annies & Gerties to fill up the list. By the way the "cutting" you did not enclose of course I am the more curious to know what it was about.
Post is advertised to close at 4:30 p.m. but I fancy the Nautilus will not get away till late tomorrow so I may get a chance to write another letter but it is now time to close this.
Best Love to all my boys and girls.
Your affectionate father
Garwood Alston
Written on envelope flap.
Have seen him, treated me well, claims to be in your service under McFarlane. Has been in German service over river, about 28 years old, apt to drink occasionally and become gassy, can be valuable if sincere.
Printed on envelope flap.
From
C.E.W. Gunning-Wheeler,
General Dealer,
Steinkopf,
Namaqualand.
Ref: Letter in the possession of M. Robinson 2011.

Garwood died whilst on a visit to his son Herbert.

WILL OF GARWOOD ALSTON
11 March 1918
BE IT HEREBY MADE KNOWN. that on the 11th day of March 1918 at Cape Town, before us, the undersigned witnessess, personally came and appeared GARWOOD ALSTON of Cape Town.
And the Appearer being in health of biody and pf sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and capable of doing any act that required thought judgement or reflection declared his intention to make and execute his Last Will and Testament wherefore herby revoking and annulling all Wills Codicils and other Testamentary Acts heretofore passed by him the Appearer declared to nominate and appoint his children to be the sole and universal heirs of all his Estate Goods Effects Stocks Inheritances Chattels credits and things whatsoever and whersoever the same may be nothing excepted shich shall be left at his death whether moveable of immoveable and whther the same be in possession remainder or exoectancy.
And should one or more of such children happen to die in the lifetime of the Appearer then the lawful descendants or issue of such ceseased child or children shall come into his her or their place by represntation according to the laws of Succession. And it is the special wish and desire of the Appearer that the children of his deceased son WILLIAM DUNCAN ALSTON shall be included as one of the above heirs of his Estate. much children coming into theire deceased father's place by representation
It being the special wish and desire of the Appearer that his sons shall provide and care for the Appearer's unmarried daughter MARY FRANCES ALSTON so long as she remians unmarried.It being the wish and desire of the Appearer that his aftermentioned Executors shall have full discretionary power to sell either by Public or Private Sale the landed propeerty at any time they deem it advisable and after paying off all Mortages and other just debts incumbrances charges costs and expenses to divide the proceeds in terms of this Will.
The Appearer further declared to nominate and appoint his two sons EDWARD GARWOOD ALSTON and HERBERT JOHN BAILEY ALSTON to be the Executors of this Will and Administrators of his Estate and Effects hereby granting unto them all such powers as are required or allowed in law and especially those of Assumption.
The Appearer declared to reserve to himself during his life the power from time to time and at all times hereafter to male all such alterations in or additions to this Will as he shall think fir wither by a separate act or at the foot hereof desiring that all such alterations or addition so made under his own signature shall be held as valid and effectual as if they had been inserted herein.
All which having been clearly and distinctly read over to the Appearer he declared that he fully understood the same and it contained his last Will and Testament desiring that it may have effect as much or as a Codicil or otherwise in such manner as may by found to consist with law.
THUS DONE AND PASSED at Cape Town the Day Month and Year aforesaid in the presence of the Witnesses.
Garwood Alston,
AS WITNESS: Grace E Johnson, Doris E Hague.

Research Notes:
National Archives of South Africa (NASA)
Database: Cape Town Archives Repository
DEPOT KAB = Cape Town. SOURCE CO = Colonial Office
TYPE LEER. VOLUME_NO 4113. SYSTEM 01. REFERENCE 39. PART 1
DESCRIPTION MEMORIAL. GARWOOD ALSTON APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT.
STARTING 18600000. ENDING 18600000. DEPOT KAB. SOURCE CO. TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 4166. SYSTEM 01. REFERENCE A55. PART 1
DESCRIPTION MEMORIAL. GARWOOD ALSTON. REGARDING SURVEY OF THE KENHARDT GRANTS. STARTING 18710000. ENDING 18710000. DEPOT KAB
SOURCE CO. TYPE LEER. VOLUME_NO 4166. SYSTEM 01. REFERENCE A59 PART 1
DESCRIPTION MEMORIAL. GARWOOD ALSTON. REGARDING CROWN LANDS ON THE NORTHERN BORDER STARTING 18710000. ENDING 18710000. DEPOT KAB
SOURCE DOC = Registrar, Deeds Office, Cape Town
TYPE LEER. VOLUME_NO 4/1/377. SYSTEM 02
REFERENCE 896. PART 1
DESCRIPTION MORTGAGE BOND. GARWOOD ALSTON. STARTING 18940000
ENDING 18940000. DEPOT KAB. SOURCE DOC. TYPE LEER. VOLUME_NO 4/1/440
SYSTEM 02. REFERENCE 2752. PART 1
DESCRIPTION MORTGAGE BOND. GARWOOD ALSTON.
STARTING 18950000. ENDING 18950000

On line data:
Garwoods will and estate affairs 63 images headed:
ALSTON Edward Garwood abt 1838-1922
http://eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=272943
http://eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=273062

Alstoniana puts Garwoods birth date at 13 May 1838.

Images courtesy of M Robinson & Family.

For more information on the South African branch of this interesting family, contact edward@thekingscandlesticks.com and he will put you in contact.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Cold Hall Gt Bromley. Garwood is recorded as aged 3 born Essex

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Kelvedon School Kelvedon ESS. Garwood is recorded as a scholar aged 12 born Gt Bromley ESS

Garwood married Elizabeth Anna Petronella de WITT [3933], daughter of Hendrick Pieter Herman de WITT [20054] and Elizabeth PEDDER [20053], on 14 Jun 1860 in St George Cathedral Cape Town SA. Elizabeth died on 5 Apr 1895.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was of Dutch extraction


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2009 M    i. Edward Garwood ALSTON [3934] was born on 14 Jan 1861 in Cape Town SA and died on 1 Dec 1934 in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa aged 73.

+ 2010 F    ii. Elizabeth ALSTON [20066] was born on 16 May 1862 and died circa 1863 aged about 1.

+ 2011 M    iii. Herbert John Bailey ALSTON [3935] was born on 26 Jul 1863 and died in 1944 aged 81.

+ 2012 F    iv. Mary Francis ALSTON [3941] was born on 21 May 1867 and died after 1922.

+ 2013 F    v. Edith Winifred ALSTON [3942] was born on 16 Sep 1869 and died in 1879 aged 10.

+ 2014 M    vi. Harold Alexander "Harry" ALSTON [3936] was born on 13 Aug 1871 in Tulbagh SA and died on 25 Aug 1925 in Port Elizabeth SA aged 54.

+ 2015 M    vii. Charles Rowland ALSTON [3937] was born on 9 Aug 1874 and died in 1933 aged 59.

+ 2016 M    viii. Daniel Constable ALSTON [3938] was born on 16 Jan 1876 and died after 1922.

+ 2017 F    ix. Alice Egidia ALSTON [3943] was born on 6 Aug 1876 and died on 5 Dec 1930 aged 54.

+ 2018 M    x. William Duncan ALSTON [3939] was born on 27 Nov 1877 and died in 1916 aged 39.

+ 2019 F    xi. Winifred Edith ALSTON [3944] was born on 9 Nov 1882 in Vanwyksvlei, Cape, South Africa and died on 26 Nov 1978 aged 96.


1658. Mary Eliza ALSTON [3782] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Oct 1839 in Gt Bromley ESS and died on 27 Dec 1919 in Hexagon South Africa aged 80.

General Notes:
Alston Mary Eliza of 13 Hopewell Street-gardens Cape Town South Africa spinster died 27 December 1919 at Hexagon district of Matatiele East Griqualand Administration (with Will limited) London 16 July to Alfred Ernest Alston Brewer the attorney of Edith Harriett Alston and Alice Winifred Smith.
Effects L866 18s 1d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Mary is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory of . . . . . Mary Eliza ALSTON who died Dec 27 1919 aged 80 years, . . . . . "
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Cold Hall Gt Bromley. Mary is recorded as Eliza aged 1 born Essex

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Mary is recorded as a daughter aged 11 born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Mary is described as a daughter aged 21 unmarried born Gt Bromley

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Mary is recorded as a daughter aged 31 born Gt Bromley

5. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, The Hall Gt Bromley ESS. Mary is recorded as a daughter aged 41 unmarried born Gt Bromley ESS

1659. Fanny Anne ALSTON [3783] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Mar 1841 in Gt Bromley ESS and died on 6 Nov 1910 in Cape Town SA aged 69.

General Notes:
Fanny is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory of FANNY ANNE ALSTON 2nd daughter of the late Edward John Alston born March 6th 1841 died November 6 1910 in Cape Town, . . . . . "
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Cold Hall Gt Bromley. Fanny is recorded as aged3 mths born Essex

2. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Fanny is listed as a daughter aged 10 born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Fanny is described as a daughter unmarried aged 20 born Gt Bromley

4. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Fanny is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 30 born Gt Bromley

5. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, The Hall Gt Bromley ESS. Fanny is described as Mary aged 40 a daughter unmarried born Gt Bromley ESS

1660. Capt Edward Daniel ALSTON [3773] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Apr 1842 in Gt Bromley ESS and died in 1890 in Lost at Sea "Roman Empire" aged 48.

General Notes:
Edward was a Master Mariner in the golden age of the Clipper ships. On 28 July 1856, just 14 he joined the company of the ship Bombay, 1280 tons, built in 1809 at the city after which the ship was named. A year later he moved to Duncan Dunbar's 914 ton Octavia, launched at Shields in 1853. He completed his three years of training in this ship on the 11th July 1859, and became one of her officers, serving for two years as 4th mate and one year as 3rd.
He was granted his 2nd mate's certificate on 19th August 1862. He then moved to the Ramillies, owned at the time by Gellatly and Co., where he served as 2nd mate from December 1863 until January 1864. During this time, his experience grew, and on the 4th February 1864 gained his 1st mate's certificate. His first berth as Chief Mate was aboard the 433 ton barque Teviot owned by Tindall & Co. of Scarborough. He made only one voyage in this ship, to New York and Ceylon.
He gained his masters' ticket on 11th August 1865, but would make several voyages in different ships for various owners before he came into a command of his own. The following lists the ships on which he served prior to attaining his own command:
- Peveril of the Peak - 713 tons, Harrison, 2 voyages to India as Chief Mate
- Chaa-Sze - 566 ton tea clipper, Baring Brothers, Chief Mate - several voyages to India and Australia between
1868 and 1872
- St Vincent - 1872 as Chief Mate
On the 4th February 1873, at the age of 30, he became master of the Devitt & Moore part-owned Dunbar Castle. He made one voyage to Sydney in this ship, and then moved to another of their part-owned ships, the 697 ton barque Gateside. Again, he made only one voyage in this ship as master.
His next command was the fast Clipper ship, City of Adelaide which commenced in May of 1876 to 1887. And thus began this long association with this wonderful old ship. He continued to sail as her master until she was sold by Devitt & Moore in 1887. During his time aboard the City of Adelaide, Edward Alston married, and his wife Grace, could often be found amongst the passenger lists of his voyages.
After the sale of the City of Adelaide, Edward Alston moved to the Roman Empire. This was to be his last command. The ship made several voyages to the west of South America, and in February 1888 made a voyage from the Thames to Melbourne, and a year after that visited several Chilean ports.
On 29th July 1890, the Roman Empire left Liverpool, bound for Mollendo in Peru with a load of coal. No more was heard from her until the 29th December, when a report was received by Lloyd's List from an Auckland freighter, the Hermione, who had spoken with the Roman Empire 14 days out from Liverpool. Telegraphs were sent to the Lloyd's agent in Mollendo asking if the ship had arrived, to which a negative reply was received in return. On that same day, the master of the British Empire wrote to say that "the barque Santa, of Bristol, was in company with the Roman Empire on Aug 27 in Lat 5N Long 18o 30'W." He further that the Santa arrived at Iquique [Chile] about 3 weeks before the writing of the letter, and that on the 17th and 18th of September, a vessel which was taken to be the Roman Empire was in company with the British Empire, but was too far away to be positively identified. He reported that position as 42oS 54oW. However, Lloyd's List didn't publish this information until the 3rd Feb 1891.
The following was published for insurance and Board of Trade purposes on 11th March 1891:
MISSING VESSEL
Roman Empire, Alston, of London, official number 54638, sailed from Liverpool for Mollendo on July 29 1890, with a cargo of coal, was spoken on Aug 27 in 5N 18W, and has not been since heard of.
Sadly, it is believed that Capt. Edward Daniel Alston, late of the ships Bombay, Octavia, Ramillies, Teviot, Peveril of the Peak, Chaa-Sze, St. Vincent, Dunbar Castle, Gateside, and City of Adelaide did what all good courageous captains do - he went down with his ship, the Roman Empire.

The following is from Messrs Howard Murphy and Gilbert Provost:
ALSTON, Edward Daniel; born Essex 1842, Master Certificate of Competency No. C26521 passed in London in 1865.
1865-66 - TEVIOT, Official Number: 27374 - East Indies
1866-67 - PEVERIL OF THE PEAK, ON 15029 - East Indies
1868-72 - CHAA SZE, ON 28388 - Australia
1872-73 - ST. VINCENT, ON 35770 - Australia
1873-74 - DUNBAR CASTLE, ON 50071 - Australia
1875-76 - GATESIDE, - Australia
1876-82 - CITY OF ADELAIDE, ON 50036 - Australia
1884-87 - CITY OF ADELAIDE, - Australia
1888-90 - ROMAN EMPIRE - Drowned 6-Sep-1890
Sources: Information on this page has been kindly supplied by Dr. Alan Platt, historian, and expert on the history of the City of Adelaide; and also by Messrs Howard Murphy and Gilbert Provost, Canada
Ref: http://cityofadelaide.org.au/the-ship/the-captains/162-captain-edward-alston.html
Ref: https://cityofadelaide.org.au/paxwiki/Alston,_Edward_Daniel

SV Roman Empire, british transport frigate, sailing ship, built 1866, weight (tons) 1542, dimensions 70.6 x 11.8 x 7.1 m
material wood, rigging 3 masts, yard no.163, call sign KPVN, missing 00/00/1890, builder Pile, Spence & Co., West Hartlepool (Sunderland), owner Duncan, George & Co. (Empire Line) London.
Ref: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?179840

29.07.1890: left Liverpool (UK) towards the Pacific ports. 5.11.1890: seen for the last time off Vitoria, Espirito Santo State, Brazil. Supposed lost in the region of Cape Horn

The death dates of Edward and his family are unknown. They are commemorated on the large and ornate Alston memorial in the churchyard in Alston's home village of Great Bromley, Essex, UK.
Tablet on the side facing the Church;
Sacred to the memory of EDWARD DANIEL ALSTON second son of the late Edward John Alston of Gr Bromley Hall, commander of the ship 'Roman Empire' Born April 8th 1842 and of GRACE CHARLOTTE his wife Born Feb 19th 1853, both lost in the ship with all hands, last 'spoken' August 27th 1890 (& Nov 90? illegible) Also of their son ROLAND (sic) ATHEL (sic)EDWARD, born at sea Dec 18th 1877 died at sea Jan 16 (sic) year illegible.
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

On this memorial the date of the loss of the Roman Empire ('with all hands') is given as August 27th,1890 - the date of the last confirmed sighting of the ship, although there was a sighting of a ship presumed to be the Roman Empire in September.

Administration of the Estate of Edward Daniel Alston master mariner of Gt Bromley ESS who died at sea on or since 6 Sept 1890 was granted Mary Eliza Alston spinster sister of the deceased Proved 3 May 1892 for L3984

Research Notes:
The City of Adelaide was built in 1864 by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland , England, and was launched on 7 May 1864. The ship was commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Carrick between 1923 and 1948 and, after decommissioning, was known as Carrick until 2001. At a conference convened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2001, the ship's name reverted to City of Adelaide.
The City of Adelaide is:
- the world's oldest surviving clipper ship,
- one of only two surviving composite clippers (other is the Cutty Sark ; built 1869), [note 1]
- one of only three surviving sailing ships (and the only one of these a passenger ship) to have taken emigrants from
the British Isles (the other two are the Edwin Fox and the Star of India ),
- the last survivor of the timber trade between North America and the United Kingdom,
- an A-listed structure in Scotland,
- part of the National Historic Fleet of the United Kingdom,
- listed in the Core Collection of the United Kingdom.
As a fast sailing ship, between 1864 and 1887 the City of Adelaide made 23 annual return voyages transporting passengers and goods from London and Plymouth to Adelaide , South Australia. On the return voyages the ship carried passengers, wool and copper from Adelaide and Port Augusta to London. During this period it played an important part in the immigration of Australia .
Between 1923 and 1989 as the Carrick, the clipper was an iconic landmark on the River Clyde in Glasgow. After a series of events stemming from a flooding mishap in 1989, ownership passed to the Scottish Maritime Museum and in 1992/1993 the ship was moved to a private slipway adjacent to the Scottish Maritime Museum's site in Irvine.
A restoration commenced but was halted in 1999 after funding difficulties when Scotland regained its own parliament. After being served with an eviction notice by the owners of the slipway, the Museum applied for permission from North Ayrshire Council to demolish the ship as a listed structure.
In June 2010 the Scottish Minister for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop offered a reprieve by commissioning a study to look at four options:
- archaeological deconstruction (demolition),
- transport to a different site in Scotland,
- transport to Sunderland in England, or
- transport to Adelaide in South Australia.
In August 2010, it was announced that the preferred option was moving to Adelaide for preservation.
Ref: Wikipedia

Mariners and ships in Australian Waters
DUNBAR CASTLE
of London, Edward D. Alston, Master, Burthen 925 tons
from the Port of London to Sydney, New South Wales, 26th March 1874
Ref: http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1874/03/076dun.htm

ALSTON, Edward Daniel b.Essex 1842 C26521 London 1865 vol.1 1865-1868,1870-1873; vol.16 1874-1879; vol.28 1880-1882,1884-1886; vol.43 1888-1891; vol.58 no voyages listed
Ref: http://www.crewlist.org.uk/findingonindexes.html#online

Ships Image Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SV_City_Adelaide_Dutton_Lithograph.jpg

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Edward is recorded as a son aged 8 born Gt Bromley

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Edward is recorded as a son unmarried aged 28 an officer in the mercantile marine born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, The Hall Gt Bromley ESS. Edward is recorded as a son aged 38 married a Master Mariner born Gt Bromley ESS

Edward married Grace Charlotte FRANCIS [3774], daughter of William FRANCIS of Norbiton [3775] and Mary Ann [17974], on 20 Mar 1877 in Richmond Surrey. Grace was born on 19 Feb 1853 in Islington MDX London and died in 1890 in Lost at Sea "Roman Empire" aged 37.

General Notes:
Marriages
Alston - Francis. 20th inst., at Richmond Surrey, Captain E. D. Alston, second son of E. J. Alston, Esq., of Great Bromley Hall Essex (by the Rev. G. I. Ingram) to Grace Charlotte, youngest daughter of W. Francis Esq. of Fernbank Norbiton, in the same county.
Ipswich Journal 31 March 1877.

Administration of the Estate of Grace Charlotte Alston wife of Edward Daniel Alston master mariner of Gt Bromley Hall ESS who died at sea on or since 6 Sept 1890 was granted Fanny Elizabeth Francis spinster and Proved 27 July 1892 for L4854

Research Notes:
After Grace married she joined her husband Edward on his next voyage to South Australia on the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide. Leaving London mid-April 1877, they spent their honeymoon on the ship. On 18 December 1877, while the ship was at sea on the return trip from South Australia, Grace gave birth to a son Roland Athel Edward Alston, who was their only child.
Grace appears to have enjoyed life at sea as she continued to accompany her husband on his voyages to Adelaide, and missed only two of the nine trips that followed. The first of these two was in 1878-79 following the birth of her son.
As the turn-around time between voyages was normally only two to three months at each end, it is most unlikely that Edward and Grace Alston ever set up a land-based home of their own together, but stayed with relatives or friends.
Grace Alston missed the trip that followed the death of their son in 1885, but she did sail on the last City of Adelaide voyage to South Australia in 1886-87.
Grace was lost when Edward's next command, the Roman Empire, disappeared without trace after 27 August 1890, supposed lost in the region of Cape Horn while carrying coal from Liverpool to Peru. She and her family are commemorated by a large and ornate memorial in the churchyard of Great Bromley, Essex, UK.
The City of Adelaide was a very fast Clipper ship, sometimes completing a voyage to Australia in little more than two months.
Ref: '<http://cityofadelaide.org.au/mw/index.php?title=Alston,_Grace_Charlotte&oldid=5615>'

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, 3 Marlbro Villas Richmond SRY. Grace is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 18 born Islington LND

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 6 Grosvenor Villas Islington West MDX. Grace is recorded as a daughter aged 8 a scholar born Islington MDX

3. Census: England, 4 Apr 1881, The Hall Gt Bromley ESS. Grace is described as a daughter-in-law married aged 28 born Hatheway

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2020 M    i. Rowland Athol Edward ALSTON [3776] was born on 18 Dec 1877 aboard Ship "The City of Adelaide" and died on 16 Jan in Lost at Sea "Roman Empire".


1661. Herbert Charles ALSTON [3777] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Jun 1843 in Gt Bromley ESS, died on 15 Sep 1866 in Manningtree aged 23, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

General Notes:
Alston - 15th inst., at Manningtree, aged 23, Herbert Charles, third son of E.J.Alston, Esq., and late second officer of the ship Anglo Saxon.
Ipswich Journal 22 Sep 1866.

Herbert is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory of HERBERT CHARLES ALSTON who died Sept 15th 1866 aged 23 years, . . . . . "
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Herbert is recorded as a son aged 7 born Gt Bromley

1662. Alfred Ernest ALSTON [3778] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Aug 1844 in Gt Bromley ESS and died on 23 Jun 1935 aged 90.

General Notes:
Living in High Street Manningtree, Essex in the 1881 Census with his family.

Notes from Ann Hewitt, Toronto, Canada:
Alfred was the squire of Great Bromley and his family lived in Bromley Hall. His money came from a long established family brewery, The Stour Brewery, in Manningtree, Essex. Alfred was the brew-master, and known to his staff as The Pater.
Apparently he did not get along with his three sons. They were raised and educated as "gentlemen" with no real skills for the work-a-day world.
Ref Susan Perrett

Kellys Directory 1894 Manningtree ESS - Alston Alfred Ernest High St Manningtree - Alston & Sons, Brewers, Maltsters, Wine & Spirit Merchants & White Hart Hotel High St.
Ref 1851 ESS Census aged 6 bn Gt Bromley - ESS 461/GBY

AUCTION MANNINGTREE ESSEX
By direction of A E Alston Esq. who is approaching 90 years of age and retiring from the business which has been in the same family for many generations under the name of ALSTON & SONS.
The Stour Brewery - Manningtree together with 21 fully Licenced Houses and 1 Beerhouse which are all freehold viz. :-
In Essex.
The White Hart Hotel - Manningtree
The Thorn - Mistley
The Waggon & Horses - Mistley
The Horsley Cross Inn - Mistley
The Kings Arms - Lawford
The Village Maid - Bradfield
The Wheatsheaf - Wrabness
The Cross Inn - Gt Bromley (Beerhouse)
The Wagon & Horses - Wix
The White Hart - Wix
The Castle - Ramsey
The Royal Oak - Dovercourt
The Coach & Horses - Harwich
The Packet - Harwich
The Swan - Stones Green Gt Oakley
The Hare & Hounds - Upper Kirby
The Red Lion - Lower Kirby
The Red Lion - Gt Holland, Clacton-on-Sea
The Red Lion - Gt Bentley
The Bowling Green - Elmstead Market
In Suffolk
The Hare & Hounds - East Bergholt
The Kings Head - Higham
Messers Fleuret, Haxell, Marks, & Barley.
c 1933

Kellys Directory 1933 Manningtree ESS
Alston Alfred Ernest 6 High St Manningtree.

MR A E ALSTON
DEATH AT MANNINGTREE IN HIS 91ST YEAR.
The name of Alston is an honoured one in Manningtree and District and over a much wider sphere, it is the oldest family in the district one that has played a great part in the industrial life of the place, for Alston Breweries at Manningtree had been in existence for generations up to January 1933 when the brewery was sold.
Mr Alfred Ernest Alston the former head of the firm died at his home in Manningtree on Sunday and thus causes a break in the association of so highly esteemed a personality with the district. He was in his 91st year.
For the last three years Mr Alston who was the fourth son of the late Edward J Alston of Gt Bromley Hall, had been a semi invalid during which time he had been most devotedly and lovingly nursed by his daughter Miss Caroline Alston, who made her fathers long illness her special and patient care.
The family of Alston were connected with brewing industry for many generations, the last family of A E Alston and Sons being primarily the fifth of a long line originating in Cumberland. In the popular history of Margaret Catchpole* there was mention of a Mr Alston of Diss. It will be remembered that whilst Margaret having stolen the horse was making her way to London Mr Alston rode into the yard of the Black Bay as the pursuers were were in the act of getting into the chaise. "Pray mister may I be so bold as to ask if you come from along the London Road" asked the pursuers and Mr Alston replied " I left the town this morning and am now on my journey to Manningtree" and then the story goes on how Alston gave Margaret away to her followers.
Although it is not possible to connect Mr Alston of Diss with the family of Alston, members of the family have every reason to believe they are descendants of the Alston of Margaret Catchpole's history, and Mr Alston had very frequently said "This is the one Alston of whom I am ashamed"
The late Mr Alston had been connected with the brewing industry for the long term of 73 years having left school at the age of 16 to become associated with his father then head of the firm. The district can ill afford to lose its old established families. There was a time when there were many such in residence but the Alston family is now almost the last of a long line and with the disposal of the premises three years ago, and now with the decease of Mr Alston, and an industry that was well known to every resident in the North East corner of Essex, from a family of many generations, there has passed the last of a much respected and almost historic family.
PHILANTHROPIC INTERESTS.
Mr Alston was possessed of a peculiarly quiet and unassuming character but he was possessed of a wonderfully charitable disposition, and there were in fact few organisation's and associations in and around Manningtree with which he was not associated in practical form. The Church in Manningtree had in him a stalwart and zealous friend and worker, following in the footsteps of his father, he became Churchwarden. To him also fell the honour of the introduction of the motor car into Manningtree and he was the first member in this locality of the RAC and it was always a proud boast of his that he was successful in winning the cup that was offered for first hill-climbing contest for motor cars held at Manningtree. His car was an old Swift a strange object from the perfect streamlined models of today, and it was the late Mr Alston's car that occupied such a prominent place in the Dovercourt Bay carnival during the past two years, and which was awarded a special prize at the Concours D'Elegance by Mr Kaye Don the official judge.
The late Mr Alston, it will be recalled by all residents in the Manningtree district particularly, organised in 1887 the Jubilee celebrations in the place, on which occasion a public dinner was served in the High Street.
A YACHTING ENTHUSIAST.
Yachting and yacht racing also had in him a great enthusiast. He was present at most of the yachting festivals around the coast in his small cruising yacht, although he never participated in actual racing.
Archaeology had also in him a very firm adherent. He was member of both the Essex and Suffolk Archaeological Societies and their meetings in the locality were never considered complete with out his presence; in fact he was present at their functions right up to the time of his last illness.
The British Legion Manningtree Branch have lost in the late Mr Alston a very firm friend. He was also a respected member of the Wine Club in London, a connoisseur of rare wines, he was frequently called to London for his expert opinion.
Mr Alston's wife predeceased him in May 1934 (?) He leaves a family of five, two daughters and three sons.
* Margaret Catchpole 1762-1819 was an Ipswich woman with a colourful history, being twice sentenced to death and reprieved she was deported to Australia and made good.

Alston Alfred Ernest of Brewery House Manningtree Essex died 23 June 1935. Probate Ipswich 29 August 1935 to Edith Caroline Alston spinster and Ralph Sunderland Taylor solicitor. Effects L39462 5s 8d.
National Probate Calendar.

Alfred is remembered on the Alston Tomb in Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory of Alfred Ernest Alston, fourth son of the late Edward John Alston, died June 23rd 1935 in his 91st year. . . . ."
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Research Notes:
Picture of Alfred in a garden from Susan Perrett 2004

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Alfred is recorded as a son aged 6 born Gt Bromley

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Alfred is recorded as a son unmarried aged 16 brewer born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, High St West Manningtree ESS. Alfred is recorded as head of house married aged 26 a brewer born Gt Bromley ESS

4. Alfred E Alston: Reports on his death and sale of his assets, 1935.

Alfred married Edith Emma Harwood STACY [3945], daughter of George STACY [10011] and Mary Emma CHAPLIN [23930], on 7 Mar 1867 in St Michaels Stockwell. Edith was born in 1845 in Lewisham LND, was baptised on 14 Jan 1846 in Lee KEN, died on 1 May 1930 aged 85, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

General Notes:
Edith Emma Harwood Stacy
Birth year1845
Baptism year 14 Jan1846
ResidenceLee, Kent, England
Father's name George Stacy
Mother's first name(s)Mary Emma
Record setEngland Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Marriages.
Alston - Stacy. 7th inst., at St Michael's Church Stockwell, by the Rev H. Thompson, Alfred Ernest, son of E. J. Alston Esq., of Great Bromley Hall, and Manningtree, Essex, to Edith Emma Harwood, only daughter of George Stacy, Esq., of Stockwell Park Road, Surrey.
Ipswich Journal 16 March 1867.

Anne Hewitt relates that Edith was known as The Mater and took to her bed at the age of 50, she was attended by a full time nurse and lived to be 84 years old.
Ref Susan Perrett

Edith is buried in the Alston Tomb in Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
Her inscription reads:
"Sacred to the memory . . . . . also of Edith E.H. Alston, wife of A Ernest Alston, who died May 1st 1930, in her 85th year"
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, High St West Manningtree ESS. Edith is recorded as a wife aged 25 born Black Heath LON.
Also in the house as a visitor was a Rachel Stacy aged 50 was she Edith's mother?

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Manningtree ESS. Edith is recorded as a wife living in a ten roomed house aged 60 born Blackheath LND

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2021 M    i. Ernest Herbert ALSTON [3946] was born on 30 Dec 1867 in Manningtree, Essex. UK, died on 2 Aug 1949 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada aged 81, and was buried on 5 Aug 1949 in Caledonia Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

+ 2022 F    ii. Edith Caroline (Carrie) ALSTON [3949] was born on 12 Nov 1869, died on 2 Feb 1946 aged 76, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

+ 2023 M    iii. Arthur Edward ALSTON [3947] was born on 10 Aug 1873 in Manningtree ESS and died on 23 Dec 1961 in Surrey aged 88.

+ 2024 M    iv. Edward Constable ALSTON [3948] was born on 13 Sep 1879 in Manningtree ESS and died on 28 Nov 1965 in Victoria Aust. aged 86.

+ 2025 F    v. Ethel Violet (Bessie) ALSTON [3950] was born on 25 Jan 1890, died on 4 Apr 1950 aged 60, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

1663. John Edward ALSTON [3779] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Apr 1846 in Gt Bromley ESS.

General Notes:
John was a farmer of Horningsheath nr Bury St Edmunds.

EVIDENCE OF GOOD TITLE from 1749-1899 of Stedman's Farm of 40 acres in Brockley purchased at auction by John Edward Alston of Horringer, gent from William Jaggard of Bury St Edmunds, ironmonger, 13 Sep 1899 for L500.
The file includes the purchase agreement which describes a comfortable 5 bedroom farm house, with two sitting rooms an adjoining garden and fruit trees. Timber on the property is included in the sale and the property is subject to a tythe tax amounting to L11-18-5d annually.
Ref Bury HB 500/B/3

Kellys Directory 1894 Manningtree ESS - Alston John Edward South St Manningtree - Alston & Sons, Brewers, Maltsters, Wine & Spirit Merchants & White Hart Hotel High St.

John's address was given on his son's Army Record as 93 Kings Rd Bury St Edmunds

John's Will on file to be transcribed (2004) dated 5 Jan 1924 Ref Bury RO I 34 . 35 J599/28 Vol 34 (film)

Research Notes:
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch: GREENE AND GREENE
solicitors, Bury St Edmunds, c 1896-
EVIDENCES OF TITLE - ref. HB 500/B/1-28
Brockley
FILE - Stedman's Farm. 1749-1899; Bawds Farm, Woolpit, 1828-1842; Messuage, Beyton, 1828 - ref. HB 500/B/3 - date: 1749-1899
Evidences of title for purchase by John Edward Alston of Horringer, gent from William Jaggard of Bury St Edmunds, ironmonger, 13 Sep 1899

See 1901 Census to be transcribed

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. John is recorded as a son aged 4 born Gt Bromley

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Manningtree ESS. John is recorded as head of house married aged 24 a brewer and maltster born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 24 South St Manningtree ESS. John is recorded as head of house a widower aged 34 a brewer and merchant born Gt Bromley ESS

4. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 59 South Street Manningtree ESS. John is recorded as head of house married aged 44 brewer and merchant born Gt Bromley ESS

5. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Shrubland Lodge Horningsheath SFK. John is recorded as head of house married aged 54 an employer farming his own land at home born Gt Bromley ESS

John married Ellen SPURLING [3951], daughter of John SPURLING of Shotley [10012], on 20 Apr 1870. Ellen was born about 1842 in Shotley SFK, died on 23 Jan 1881 in Manningtree ESS aged about 39, and was buried in Manningtree Graveyard ESS.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston- Spurling. 20th inst., at Shotley, by the Rev J. F. Hervey, Rector, John Edward, fifth son of E. J. Alston, Esq., Stour Hall, Ramsey, Essex, to Ellen, the third daughter of Mr John Spurling, estate agent, Shotley.
Ipswich Journal 23 April 1870.

Administration of the Estate of Ellen Alston of Manningtree wife of John Edward Alston late of Manningtree who died 23 Jan 1881 at Manningtree was granted John Edward Alston wine and spirit merchant of Manningtree and Proved by him 28 Dec 1882

M.I. Manningtree.
Ellen Alston 1881 wife of John Edward Alston.
Ref: Manningtree Museum 2003.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Manningtree. Ellen is recorded as a wife aged 29 born Shotley SFK

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2026 F    i. Alice Charlotte ALSTON [3952] was born on 11 Jan 1871 in Manningtree ESS.

John next married Annie Elizabeth SMITH [3954], daughter of James SMITH of Anfield Lodge Liverpool. [10020] and Emma HERRING [11637], on 5 Oct 1882 in Liverpool Lancashire.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston - Smith. 5th inst., at Liverpool, John E. Alston, of Manningtree, to Annie E. Smith, daughter of the late James Smith, jnr., of Anfield Lodge, Liverpool.
Ipswich Journal 24 October 1882.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 59 South Street Manningtree ESS. Annie is recorded as a wife aged 36 born Liverpool LAN

2. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Shrubland Lodge Horningsheath SFK. Annie is recorded as a wife aged 45 born Liverpool LAN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2027 M    i. John Hugh ALSTON [3955] was born on 20 Jul 1883 and died on 6 Mar 1897 aged 13.

+ 2028 M    ii. Cyril George ALSTON [3956] was born on 24 Sep 1884 and died on 7 Oct 1884.

+ 2029 M    iii. Alexander Ronald ALSTON [3957] was born on 29 Aug 1887.

+ 2030 M    iv. Douglas Henry ALSTON [3958] was born on 2 Mar 1892 and died on 11 Jun 1898 in Shrubland Lodge Horringer aged 6.

+ 2031 M    v. Lieut Garwood Kenningvale ALSTON [3959] was born on 21 Dec 1893 in Manningtree SFK and died on 12 Aug 1916 in Gallipoli aged 22.

+ 2032 F    vi. Emma Marjory ALSTON [3960] was born on 23 Nov 1885.


1664. Harry Totman ALSTON [3780] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Sep 1847 in Gt Bromley ESS and died on 8 Sep 1873 in Lost at sea of Cape of Good Hope aged 26.

General Notes:
Harry is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory . . . . . also of HARRY TOTTMAN ALSTON who was lost at sea off the Cape of Good Hope Sept 8th 1873 aged 26 years"
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Harry is recorded as a son aged 3 born Gt Bromley

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Harry is at school pupil at 44-45 College St Bury aged 13 student born Gt Bromley

1665. Edith Harriet ALSTON [3784] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Feb 1849 in Gt Bromley ESS, died on 19 Dec 1920 aged 71, and was buried in Gt Bromley ESS.

General Notes:
Edith is buried in the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"Sacred to the memory of Edith Harriet Alston, who died Dec 19th 1920, aged 71 years"
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 2 born Gt Bromley ESS

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 12 scholar born Gt Bromley

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Edith is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 22 born Gt Bromley

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, 24 South St Manningtree ESS. Edith is recorded as a sister unmarried aged 32 born Gt Bromley ESS.

1666. Rowland ALSTON [3781] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Mar 1850 in Gt Bromley ESS, died on 19 May 1851 aged 1, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

General Notes:
Rowland is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"To the Memory of Roland (sic) Alston, who died May 19th 1851, aged 14 months, . . . . . "
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Gt Bromley ESS. Rowland is recorded as a son aged 1 born Gt Bromley ESS

1667. Alice Winifred ALSTON [3785] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Dec 1851 in Gt Bromley ESS.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Smith - Alston. 17th inst., at Great Bromley, Essex, Charles Hugh, only son of the late James Smith Esq., of Anfield Lodge, Liverpool, to Alice Winifred, youngest daughter of Edward John Alston Esq., of Great Bromley Hall.
Ipswich Journal 22 February 1881.

Research Notes:
Image courtesy of the family of Mrs U Shaw - 2011

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Alice is recorded as a daughter aged 9 scholar born Gt Bromley

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Gt Bromley Hall ESS. Alice is recorded as a daughter aged 19 unmarried born Gt Bromley.

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Redberry Farm 91 Harwich Rd Ardleigh ESS. Alice is recorded as a wife aged 29 born Gt Bromley

Alice married Charles Hugh SMITH [3961], son of James SMITH of Anfield Lodge Liverpool. [10020] and Emma HERRING [11637], on 17 Feb 1881 in Great Bromley, Essex. Charles was born on 23 Dec 1854 in Anfield Lodge Walton Lancashire and died on 4 Feb 1925 in Cedarville SA aged 70.

Research Notes:
Image courtesy of the family of Mrs U Shaw - 2011

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Redberry Farm 91 Harwich Rd Ardleigh ESS. Charles is recorded as head of house married aged 26 a farmer of 110 acres employing 6 men and 5 boys born Liverpool LAN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2033 M    i. James Smith SMITH [3962] was born on 5 Jul 1882.

+ 2034 M    ii. Charles Hugh SMITH [3963] was born on 24 Dec 1884 in Ardleigh ESS and died on 1 Aug 1952 in Matatiele SA aged 67.

+ 2035 M    iii. Harry Alston SMITH [3964] was born on 9 Sep 1886.

+ 2036 F    iv. Mary Winifred SMITH [3965] was born on 10 Dec 1883.

+ 2037 F    v. Emma SMITH [3966] .

1668. Emily Gertrude ALSTON [3786] (Edward John ALSTON1309, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Apr 1853, died on 12 Jun 1857 aged 4, and was buried in Gt Bromley Church Family Vault.

General Notes:
Emily is remembered on the Alston Family Tomb, Great Bromley Churchyard, Essex:
"To the Memory . . . . . also Emily Gertrude Alston, who died June 12th 1857, aged 4 years" . . . . . In Christ we Are Complete? . . . . . (part of illegible religious prose of comfort)
Ref: Photographed and recorded by Mike Burn 2014.

1669. Daniel Constable ALSTON [3917] (Daniel Constable ALSTON1310, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Mar 1845 in Manningtree ESS and died before 1881.

General Notes:
In the 1881 census his wife was noted as a widow. On his marriage certificate his occupation is specified as farmer. They were married by licence.His residence at the time of the marriage was at Holkham in
Norfolk.

On daughter's marriage certificate his occupation was described as gentleman.

1861 census he was visiting a miller & farmer at Barnham Broom, Norfolk Burton Harvey

Essex Record Office D/DXk/33
DEEDS OF WIX AND MISTLEY
Level: Series D/DXk 28-40 Deeds of Westlands Farm, Wix
Dates of Creation 11 aPRIL 1857
Scope and Content Manor of Wix Hall or Abby. Admission of Danl.Constable Alston of Maningtree, gent, (youngest son of Daniel C.A [as in 32], on death of Sarah Cutting (w. of Jos,Q) [Recites D.D.XK, 32; & Absolute Surrender, dated 15 January 1830, of Wm, Ham of Wix, farmer, to use of D.D.A. sen,. of the reversion in the moiety of the farm called Westlands]. The said farm called Westlands in Wix [as in 32]. [Steward: Robt.Winter gent].

Essex Record Office D/DXk/36
DEEDS OF WIX AND MISTLEY
Series D/DXk 28-40 Deeds of Westlands Farm, Wix
Dates of Creation 13 March 1860.
Scope and Content Absolute Surrender for L480; of Daniel Constable Alston of Little Bromley, gent, by the direction of John Wenden of Great Bromley, farmer, to use of Eliz.Wenden (wife of John W). [As in D.D.XK.32] [Steward: William Esdails Winter gentleman Deputy-steward for this purpose only: Chas.Spencer Owen gents.] [Copy].

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, High St Manningtree. Daniel is described as a grandson aged 6 a scholar at home born Manningtree

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Barnham Broom Norfolk. Daniel is recorded as a visitor unmarried aged 16 a scholar at the home of Burton B Hawes

Daniel married Sarah Ann WATERWORTH [3918], daughter of William WATERWORTH of Wingfield [3919] and Mary Ann ROBERTS [7411], on 20 Apr 1865 in West Hackney Parish Church MDX. Sarah was born on 11 Jul 1842 in Hackney LND, was baptised on 21 Jan 1848 in St Peter Cornhill LND, and died on 12 Jun 1919 in Hackney LND aged 76.

General Notes:
Sarah was a Principal of private school, she was aged 76 at her death

Witnesses to her marriage were G (?) Waterworth, M.A. Waterworth, and W. Waterworth.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, The Hall Wingfield SFK. Sarah is recorded as a daughter married aged 28 born Clapton MDX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2038 M    i. Edward Constable ALSTON [3920] was born on 9 Feb 1866 in White Colne ESS and was baptised on 17 Jul 1866 in Colne Engaine ESS.

+ 2039 M    ii. George Rowland ALSTON [3921] was born on 11 Jun 1867 in Halstead ESS and died on 2 Aug 1907 in Wingfield SFK aged 40.

+ 2040 F    iii. Georgina Sarah ALSTON [3922] was born in 1869 in Saffron Walden ESS and died before Jul 1936 in Weybridge SRY.

+ 2041 F    iv. Mary Eve Katherine ALSTON [3924] was born in 1870 in Wingfield SFK and was baptised on 22 Apr 1971 in St Andrew Wingfield SFK.

1670. Henry Edward ALSTON [3925] (Daniel Constable ALSTON1310, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about Dec 1846 and died on 16 Feb 1847 in Manningtree.

General Notes:
Deaths.
16th inst., at Manningtree, aged three months, Henry Edward, the infant son of D. C. Alston Esq., of that place.
Ipswich Journal 20 February 1847

1671. George Edward ALSTON [3926] (Daniel Constable ALSTON1310, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
George died in infancy.

1672. Francis Albert ALSTON [3927] (Daniel Constable ALSTON1310, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1854 in Manningtree ESS.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Holbrook Norwich NFK. Francis is recorded as Frank a nephew of Frederick Wase farmer, aged 7 a scholar born Manningtree ESS

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Queen Elizabeth School Henley Rd Ipswich. Francis is listed as an inmate born 1854 a scholar born Bromley ESS

Francis married Emily Jane COTCHIN [3928]. Emily was born about 1854 in Luton Bedford.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Luton Bedford. Emily was living at 9 Castle St Luton with her parents John and Anna Matilda Cotchin, she was aged 27 her birth place was shown as Luton Bedford.
Also in the house were a number of Cotchin children plus her children:
Edith Mary Alston aged 5 born Oak Hill SOM
Elsie Constable Alston aged 1 born Oak Hill SOM
John Maitland Alston aged 1 mth born Sunderland
FHL film 1341394 PRO RG11 Piece 1652 Fol 4 Pg1

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2042 F    i. Edith Mary ALSTON [3929] was born about 1876 in Oak Hill SOM.

+ 2043 F    ii. Elsie Constable ALSTON [3930] was born about 1880 in Oak Hill SOM.

+ 2044 F    iii. Dorothea ALSTON [3931] .

+ 2045 M    iv. John Maitland ALSTON [8904] was born about 1881 in Sunderland.

1673. Catherine Ellen ALSTON [3932] (Daniel Constable ALSTON1310, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Catherine died in infancy.

1674. Charles BAWTREE [3768] (Eliza Anne ALSTON1311, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1675. Frederick BAWTREE [3769] (Eliza Anne ALSTON1311, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1676. Eliza BAWTREE [3770] (Eliza Anne ALSTON1311, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

General Notes:
Eliza was deceased in 1899

1677. Harold BAWTREE [3771] (Eliza Anne ALSTON1311, Daniel Constable ALSTON1036, Edward ALSTON882, Sarah ALSTON711, Edward of Lavenham Hall.543, Edmund of Rogers356, Edmund158, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1678. Reginald Spencer CHAPLIN [22914] (Col John Worthy CHAPLIN V.C. C.B.1333, Elizabeth ALSTON1049, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1873 in Harleston Hall NTH.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Greens Norton Hall Towcester NTH. Reginald is recorded as head of a 22 room house married aged 38 a Capt in the Army Reserve born Harleston Hall NTH

Reginald married Henrietta Maud [22915]. Henrietta was born about 1874 in British Columbia CAN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Greens Norton Hall Towcester NTH. Henrietta is recorded as a wife aged 37 married 12 yrs with 2 living children born British Columbia CAN

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2046 F    i. Joan Isabel J Effie CHAPLIN [22916] was born about 1900 in Kibworth Hall LEI.

1679. Muriel Gladys CHAPLIN [22920] (Col John Worthy CHAPLIN V.C. C.B.1333, Elizabeth ALSTON1049, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1884 in Kibworth LEI.

1680. Eliza A HOLE [16565] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1855 in Milton KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. Eliza A is recorded as a daughter aged 6 born Milton KEN

1681. Alice HOLE [16562] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1856 in Milton KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. Alice is recorded as a daughter aged 5 born Milton KEN

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Ramsgate KEN. Alice is recorded as unmarried aged 16 schooler born Sittingbourne KEN

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. Alice is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 25 born Milton KEN

1682. Edith E HOLE [16563] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1857 in Milton KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 4 born Milton KEN

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rochester KEN. Edith is recorded as a pupil unmarried aged 14 a scholar born Milton KEN

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. Edith is recorded as a daughter aged 24 unmarried born Milton KEN

1683. John C HOLE [16564] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1858 in Milton KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. John C is recorded as a son aged 3 born Milton KEN

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Margate KEN. John C is recorded as unmarried aged 13 scholar born Sittingbourne KEN

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. John C is recorded as a son unmarried aged 23 an assistant in the family business born Milton KEN

1684. William Louis HOLE [16566] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1858 in Milton KEN and died in 1897 aged 39.

Research Notes:
William went to India where he became assistant harbourmaster at Calcutta.
Ref: Hole family lore.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Chalkwell House Milton KEN. William L is recorded as a son aged 2 born Milton KEN

William married Edith GORDON [20905].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2047 M    i. Percy Alston HOLE [20906] .

1685. George Alfred Alston HOLE [20908] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born 2 Qtr 1865 in Milton Kent and was baptised on 6 Mar 1865 in Hollingbourne KEN.

Research Notes:
Baptisms Hollingbourne.
George Alfred Alston Hole
Baptism 6 Mar 1865
Son of John Binford Tanner & Eliza of Milton
NotesHis Father Having Written A Gross And Malicious Libel Upon Me This Child Was Baptized In Hollingbourne
PlaceMilton (Sittingbourne) Kent
Record sourceMilton baptisms 1782-1885
Ref: FMP Kent Family History Society

A G.A. Hole aged 40 left for Quebec Canada 20 Sept 1906.
Ref: Findmypast

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Chalkwell Milton KEN. George is recorded as a son aged 6 born Milton KEN

1686. Albert E HOLE [20909] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1867 in Milton Kent and died 1 Qtr 1918 in Guildford District aged about 51.

Research Notes:
Death unproven to Albert.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Chalkwell Milton KEN. Albert E is recorded as a son aged 4 born Milton KEN

1687. Francis Alston HOLE [20907] (Eliza ALSTON1334, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born 4 Qtr 1871 in Milton Kent.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Lewisham LND. Francis A is recorded as a son single aged 20 a C C Clerk Stock Exchange born Milton KEN

2. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Lewisham Sydenham London. Francis is recorded as a son-in-law married aged 29 an Authorised Stock Exchange clerk born Milton nr Sittingbourne KEN

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Chilton Lodge Leadboro Ln Beaconsfield BKM. Francis is recorded as head of a 9 room house married aged 39 a Stock Exchange jobber born Milton next Sittingbourne KEN

Francis married Corinne Maud THORN [20910], daughter of Albert THORN [20914] and Elizabeth A [20915]. Corinne was born about 1877 in Dartford KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Park Villa Lewisham Sydenham London. Corinne is recorded as a daughter to Albert Thorn married aged 24 born Dartford KEN

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Chilton Lodge Leadboro Ln Beaconsfield BKM. Corinne is recorded as a wife aged 34 married 14yrs 9mths with 3 living children born Dartford KEN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2048 F    i. Corinne Elsie Alston HOLE [20911] was born about 1898 in Forest Hill KEN.

+ 2049 F    ii. Kathleen Maude Alston HOLE [20912] was born about 1904 in Sydenham S.E.

+ 2050 F    iii. Joan Alston HOLE [20913] was born about 1907 in Sydenham S.E.

1688. Alice N DODD [16949] (Ellen ALSTON1336, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1861 in Gillingham KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rayleigh Lodge Farm Southend Rd Rayleigh ESS. Alice N? is recorded as a daughter aged 10 a scholar born Gillingham KEN

1689. Ellen Jane DODD [16950] (Ellen ALSTON1336, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1862 in Gillingham KEN.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Mount Pleasant Bletchingley SRY. Ellen Jane is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 21 born Gillingham KEN

2. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Bissom Hill St Melor Falmouth CON. Ellen is recorded as a daughter single aged 39 born Gillingham KEN

1690. Ada Emily DODD [16554] (Ellen ALSTON1336, David Thomas1051, William of Rochester890, Thomas Surgeon of Prittlewell ESS734, Thomas Surgeon563, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1863 in Greatness Sevenoaks KEN and died Mar Qtr 1946 in Stroud GLS aged about 83.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rayleigh Lodge Farm Southend Rd Rayleigh ESS. Ada E is recorded as a daughter aged 8 a scholar born Greatness Sevenoaks KEN

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Mount Pleasant Bletchingley SRY. Ada Emily is recorded as a daughter unmarried aged 18 born Sevenoaks KEN

3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 14 Charlotte Rd Beddington Croydon SRY. Ada is recorded as a wife aged 27 born Sevenoaks KEN

4. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Bissom Hill St Melor Falmouth CON. Ada is recorded as a daughter married aged 35 born Sevenoaks KEN

Ada married Charles Newman SEAGROVE [16555], son of James Newman SEAGROVE [16731] and Mary Ann MARRS [16763], Jun Qtr 1890 in Croydon SRY. Charles was born Mar Qtr 1858 in Stepney London.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 14 Charlotte Rd Beddington Croydon SRY. Charles is recorded as head of house married aged 33 an insurance inspector born Stepney MDX

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2051 F    i. Dorothy E SEAGROVE [16951] was born about 1893 in Croydon SRY.

+ 2052 M    ii. Charles Y T SEAGROVE [16556] was born Sep Qtr 1894 in Croydon SRY and died Jun Qtr 1953 in Bodmin CON aged 58.

+ 2053 M    iii. Graham Alston SEAGROVE [16651] was born about 1897 in Croydon SRY, died on 1 Jul 1916 in action in the Somme France aged about 19, and was buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No2 Hebuterne.

1691. Edward Charles THURLOW [17716] (Charles Alston THURLOW1339, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Jun 1843 in Newington, Surrey, England, died in Apr 1848 aboard Ship "Abberton", in the Sound. aged 4, and was buried on 20 Apr 1848 in St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England.

1692. Marianne Louisa THURLOW [17715] (Charles Alston THURLOW1339, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Dec 1844 in Westminster, London, England, died in Apr 1848 aboard Ship "Abberton", in the Sound. aged 3, and was buried on 20 Apr 1848 in St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England.

1693. Emily THURLOW [17751] (Charles Alston THURLOW1339, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Nov 1846 in St Margaret's, Westminster, London, England, died on 7 Jun 1927 in Sydney Hospital, New South Wales, Australia aged 80, and was buried on 8 Jun 1927 in Church of England/Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

Other Records

1. Residence: 60 Devonshire St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1894.

2. Emigration: on the "Abberton" London to Australia, 24 Apr 1848 arriving Adelaide 3 Aug 1848.

3. Travels: per barque Hamlet, Adelaide to Sydney, NSW, 19 Jul 1854.

4. Residence: Henry St, Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia, 1 Jun 1927.

5. Residence: 448 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sep 1894.

Emily married Edwin PALMER [17747], son of George Thomas PALMER Jnr. [17881] and Selina Augusta ROWES [17882], on 28 Aug 1867 in Victoria St, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. Edwin was born on 29 Nov 1841 in Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia, died on 13 Sep 1894 in Sydney Hospital, New South Wales, Australia aged 52, and was buried on 15 Sep 1894 in Anglican, Section EE, Grave 347/Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

General Notes:
DATE 1874
PLAC Police officer in the Colony of New South Wales/Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia

Other Records

1. Residence: Gunnible, New South Wales, Australia, 26 Aug 1885.

2. Occupation: Resigned, New South Wales, Police/New South Wales, Australia, 30 Jun 1885.

3. Occupation: Sergeant, New South Wales, Police/New South Wales, Australia, 1 Jun 1880.

4. Occupation: Senior Constable, New South Wales, Police/New South Wales, Australia, 2 Sep 1876.

5. Occupation: Probationer Constable, New South Wales, Police/New South Wales, Australia, 19 Mar 1874.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2054 M    i. William PALMER [17738] was born in 1867 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia and died on 20 May 1939 in Queensland, Australia aged 72.

+ 2055 F    ii. Emily Isabell PALMER [17796] was born on 5 Sep 1868 in Gingham Station, Warialda, New South Wales, Australia, died on 25 Feb 1949 in 20 Ivy St, Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia aged 80, and was buried in Anglican, Section 16, Grave 612/Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2056 M    iii. George Thomas PALMER [17739] was born in 1870 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia and died on 14 Sep 1937 in Charleville Hospital, Queensland, Australia aged 67.

+ 2057 M    iv. Edwin PALMER [17744] was born in 1872 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia and died in 1874 in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia aged 2.

+ 2058 M    v. Charles Frederick PALMER [17756] was born in 1875 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2059 F    vi. Selina Augustus M PALMER [17809] was born in 1877 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia and died on 15 Mar 1954 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia aged 77.

+ 2060 M    vii. Henry William E PALMER [17736] was born in 1880 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia and died in 1880 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2061 F    viii. Edith Melba PALMER [17752] was born in 1881 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia, died on 5 Mar 1912 in 67 Park Rd, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia aged 31, and was buried in Waverley Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2062 F    ix. Marion Erna PALMER [17741] was born in 1884 in Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia, died in 14 Percy St, Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, and was buried on 8 Jan 1943 in Anglican, Section H, Grave 3515 Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2063 F    x. Susan Adrianna PALMER [17740] was born on 2 Nov 1886 in 67 Mount Vernon St, Forest Lodge, New South Wales, died on 22 Jan 1887 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia, and was buried on 24 Jan 1887 in Section EE, Grave 347 Rookwood, New South Wales.

+ 2064 F    xi. Ethel E M PALMER [17746] was born in 1892 in Sydney NSW Australia, died on 9 Nov 1892 in Sydney NSW Australia, and was buried on 11 Nov 1892 in Section BBB, Grave 01591 Rookwood, New South Wales.


1694. Frederick THURLOW [17711] (Charles Alston THURLOW1339, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 May 1849 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, died on 18 Sep 1933 in Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia aged 84, and was buried on 20 Sep 1933 in R.C. Area:8 Grave 1077 Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

General Notes:
In 1904 Frederick was working as a Gaol warden, living at Coonamble, NSW

Other Records

1. Travels: per barque Hamlet, Adelaide to Sydney, NSW, 19 Jul 1854.

Frederick married Elizabeth MURPHY [17713] in 1877 in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia. Elizabeth was born in 1850 in Cashel, Cork, Ireland, died on 20 Mar 1927 in Roslyn 18 Enfield Street, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia aged 77, and was buried on 22 Mar 1927 in Catholic Section Area:8 Grave 1077/Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

Research Notes:
Elizabeth may have been born in London


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2065 M    i. Myles ROBINSON [17717] was born about 1870 and died before 1951.

+ 2066 M    ii. Charles THURLOW [17718] was born in 1878 in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia.

+ 2067 F    iii. Bertha Mary THURLOW [17719] was born in 1879 in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia and died on 6 May 1968 in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia aged 89.

+ 2068 M    iv. John Albert THURLOW [17720] was born on 11 Jun 1881 in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia and died on 10 Aug 1935 in David Berry Hospital, Berry, NSW, Australia aged 54.

+ 2069 M    v. William THURLOW [17726] was born in 1883 in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia and died on 6 Jun 1951 in Sydney NSW Australia aged 68.

+ 2070 F    vi. Lily Louisa THURLOW [17727] was born in 1885 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and died on 19 May 1957 in Manly, New South Wales, Australia aged 72.

+ 2071 F    vii. Mary Maude THURLOW [17730] was born on 19 Jan 1888 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia and died on 30 Jun 1972 in Mt Victoria, New South Wales, Australia aged 84.

+ 2072 F    viii. Jessica May THURLOW [17732] was born in 1890 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia and died on 28 Nov 1964 in Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia aged 74.

1695. Marrian THURLOW [17712] (Charles Alston THURLOW1339, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 May 1849 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and died on 30 Jul 1849 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

1696. George Edward MORGAN [17762] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Mar 1843 in Camberwell, Surrey, England.

Other Records

1. Baptism: Walworth St Peter, England, 25 Jun 1843.

2. Residence: Augustus Lodge, St Pancras, Middlesex, England, 1851.

3. Residence: 7 Wharf Rd, Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

1697. Eleanor Mary MORGAN [17771] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Dec 1844, was baptised on 9 Jul 1845 in St Mary Paddington Green, and died before 1851.

1698. Henry Thurlow MORGAN [17770] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Jul 1846 in Paddington London MDX, was baptised on 29 Dec 1852 in St Mary Paddington Green LND, and died in Mar 1874 in London, England aged 27.

Henry married Catherine Frances EVANS [17775] on 23 Feb 1869 in Marylebone, London, England. Catherine was born about 1851 in Hampstead LND MDX.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2073 M    i. Arthur Henry MORGAN [17779] was born in 1869 in North Kensington, London, England.

+ 2074 F    ii. Amy MORGAN [17781] was born in 1872 in London Westbourne Park, London, Middlesex, England.

1699. Elizabeth MORGAN [17767] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Jun 1848 in Middlesex, England and was baptised on 29 Dec 1852 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX.

Other Records

1. Residence: Augustus Lodge, St Pancras, Middlesex, England, 1851.

2. Residence: 7 Wharf Rd, Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

1700. Edward John MORGAN [17769] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1849 in Paddington London MDX and was baptised on 29 Dec 1852 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX.

Other Records

1. Residence: Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

1701. Sarah MORGAN [17772] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Aug 1849 and was baptised on 13 May 1949 in Limehouse MDX.

1702. Charles MORGAN [17766] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1852 in Hampstead LND MDX, was baptised on 29 Dec 1852 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX, and died in Dec 1852.

Other Records

1. Residence: 7 Wharf Rd, Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

2. Residence: Adair Rd, Kensington, London, England, 1871.

1703. Mary Susannah MORGAN [17764] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 May 1853 in Paddington London MDX and was baptised on 4 Oct 1854 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX.

Other Records

1. Residence: 7 Wharf Rd, Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

2. Residence: Chiswick, Middlesex, England, 1881.

1704. Ellen Australia MORGAN [17763] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 23 Mar 1855 in Paddington London MDX, was baptised on 29 Oct 1855 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX, and died in Oct 1897 in Reigate, Surrey, England aged 42.

Other Records

1. Residence: 6 Kirton Villas, Chiswick, Middlesex, England, 1881.

Ellen married George LAKER [17768] on 7 Mar 1891 in Willesden St Andrew, England. George was born in 1848 in Redditch Reigate Foreign, Surrey, England and died in 1918 aged 70.

General Notes:
George's occupation in 1911 was a Wine Merchant's Accountant.

Other Records

1. Residence: Reigate Foreign, Surrey, England, 1871.

2. Residence: Reigate, Surrey, England, 1901.

3. Residence: Reigate, Surrey, England, 2 Apr 1911. George was described as a widower in the 1901 & 1911 Census

1705. Frederick MORGAN [17773] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1859 and was baptised on 24 Dec 1859 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX.

1706. William MORGAN [17765] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1859 in Paddington London MDX.

Other Records

1. Residence: 7 Wharf Rd, Paddington, Middlesex, England, 1861.

2. Residence: Adair Rd, Kensington, London, England, 1871.

1707. Richard MORGAN [17774] (Eleanor Smith THURLOW1342, Susannah Elizabeth ALSTON1055, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Jul 1863 and was baptised on 16 Aug 1863 in St Mary Paddington Green MDX.

1708. Edward ALSTON [10566] (Percival John1344, Percival Edward1056, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Jan 1846 in Hoxton MDX and was baptised on 22 Feb 1846 in St John Hoxton Hackney LND.

Edward married Emily LEES [10567]. Emily was born circa 1841 in Shoreditch LND.

1709. Thomas ALSTON [10568] (Percival John1344, Percival Edward1056, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1848 in Hoxton MDX.

Thomas married Elizabeth HIGGINS [10569]. Elizabeth was born in 1849 in Islington MDX London and died in 1899 aged 50.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2075 F    i. Elizabeth ALSTON [10573] was born in 1875 in Islington MDX London.

+ 2076 M    ii. Percival ALSTON [10574] was born in 1877 in Hackney LND.

+ 2077 M    iii. William ALSTON [10575] was born circa 1878 in Shoreditch LND.

+ 2078 M    iv. Alfred ALSTON [10577] was born in 1882 in Hoxton MDX and died in 1981 aged 99.

+ 2079 F    v. Dorothy Glorenia ALSTON [10580] was born circa 1888 in Hackney LND.

1710. Percival ALSTON [10570] (Percival John1344, Percival Edward1056, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Sep 1854 in Hoxton MDX and was baptised on 4 Oct 1854 in St John Shoreditch LND.

General Notes:
Percival Alston
Birth Date:13 Sep 1854
Baptism Date:4 Oct 1854
Baptism Place:Saint John The Baptist,Shoreditch,London,England
Father:Percival John Alston
Mother:Caroline
FHL Film Number:590838, 590839, 590840

Percival married Selina Margaret MAIDMAN [10571]. Selina was born circa 1856 in London.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2080 F    i. Selina Elizabeth ALSTON [10588] was born in 1884 in Hackney LND.

+ 2081 F    ii. Lilian Caroline ALSTON [10589] was born in 1886 in Stratford ESS and died in Jul 1983 in Bognor Regis SSX aged 97.

+ 2082 M    iii. Percival William Maidman ALSTON [10593] was born in 1889 in Stratford ESS and died in 1947 aged 58.

+ 2083 M    iv. Charles Edward ALSTON [10594] was born in 1890 in Leyton ESS.

1711. Caroline ALSTON [10572] (Percival John1344, Percival Edward1056, Edward892, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1861 in Hoxton MDX.

1712. Charles Edward THURLOW [17862] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1838 in Sydney NSW Australia, was baptised in 1838 in Sydney NSW Australia, and died in 1891 in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia aged 53.

Charles married Martha Blanche BURROWES [17863] in 1868 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Martha was born in 1848 in Sydney NSW Australia, was baptised on 15 Feb 1849 in Sydney NSW Australia, and died in 1899 in Wickham, New South Wales, Australia aged 51.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2084 M    i. Charles Ernest Ranclaud THURLOW [17864] was born on 30 Jul 1869 in Newcastle, NSW Australia and died on 11 Feb 1925 aged 55.

+ 2085 F    ii. Florence Mary THURLOW [17865] was born in 1871 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia and died in 1949 in Chatswood NSW AUS aged 78.

+ 2086 M    iii. Harold Arthur Robert THURLOW [17866] was born in 1872 in Newcastle, NSW Australia and died in 1950 in Burwood, NSW Australia aged 78.

+ 2087 F    iv. Frances Louisa Maud THURLOW [17867] was born in 1876 in Paddington Sydney NSW and died in 1960 in Sydney NSW Australia aged 84.

+ 2088 F    v. Edith Mabel THURLOW [17868] was born in 1880 in Liverpool, NSW Australia and died in 1941 in Katoomba, NSW Australia aged 61.

1713. Frances Ellen THURLOW [17872] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1840 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died on 28 Mar 1895 in Marion St, Enmore, NSW aged 55.

Research Notes:
Frances was late of Bencruachan, Junee, NSW.

Frances married Thomas Clarke McINTYRE [17873] on 9 Jul 1881 in St Andrew Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, Australia. Thomas was born on 29 Jan 1834 in Inverness, Scotland, died on 1 Oct 1911 in 20 James St, North Sydney, NSW, Australia aged 77, and was buried on 3 Oct 1911 in Gore Hill Cemetery NSW.

1714. Frances Louisa Maud THURLOW [17874] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1848 in Melbourne Aust and died in 1913 in Broadmeadows Victoria AUST aged 65.

Frances married AH POO [17875] on 13 Mar 1872 in Melbourne Aust. AH POO [17875] was born in 1840 in Canton China.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2089 F    i. Sybil Estelle Edith AH POO [17883] was born in 1878 in Footscray Vic.

+ 2090 F    ii. Jane Frances AH POO [17886] was born in 1884 in Melbourne Aust.

+ 2091 M    iii. James AH POO [17888] was born in 1881 in Hotham Nth Melbourne Victoria and died in 1882 in Hotham Nth Melbourne Victoria aged 1.

+ 2092 F    iv. Annie Mabel Josephine AH POO [17889] was born in 1875 in Richmond Victoria Australia.

+ 2093 M    v. Edward William David POO [17892] was born in 1873 in Hartwell Victoria Australia.

1715. Mary Anne Adelaide THURLOW [20269] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1852.

1716. Jane Marie Berenice THURLOW [20270] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1852 and died in 1852.

1717. Jane Alice Evelina THURLOW [17876] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1853 in Belfast Victoria Aust and died on 20 Oct 1878 in Hotham Nth Melbourne Victoria aged about 25. Another name for Jane was Havelina.

General Notes:
Thurlow: On the 20 October at the residence of her aunt, Miss Frances Hodgson, Blakes-cottages Bedford-street Hotham, after a long and painful illness, born with Christian fortitude, Jane Alice Havelina Thurlow, aged twenty five years, youngest and dearly beloved daughter of the late John William Thurlow solicitor, and Jane Thurlow, late of Belfast port fairy, and granddaughter of the late Edward William Hodgson, captain of the 15th Regiment, and great granddaughter of the reverent John Thurlow, Vicar of Goss Field. Home and Belfast Port Fairy papers please copy.
Ref: Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic. : 1876 - 1889) Thursday 28 November 1878

1718. Edward William David Joseph THURLOW [17877] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1858 in Belfast Victoria Aust and died on 9 Mar 1865 in Carlton Victoria AUS aged 7.

1719. Emily Arabella THURLOW [20271] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1856.

1720. THURLOW [20272] (John William THURLOW1352, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1860.

1721. Louisa Margaret THURLOW [17854] (William Edward THURLOW1354, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1835 in New South Wales, Australia and died on 15 Jul 1857 in Singhee Rampore India aged 22.

General Notes:
By, special licence, on the 18th instant, at St James Church Sydney, by the Rev C.D.E. Priddle, Henry John Fitzgerald, Lieutenant Honourable East India Company's Service, to Louisa Margaret, eldest daughter of William Thurlow, Esq., Member for the City of Sydney of the Legislative Council of New South Wales.
Ref: Trove, The Sydney Morning Herald Monday, 20 June 1853.

Louisa married Henry John FITZGERALD [17855] on 18 Jun 1853 in St James Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Henry died on 15 Jul 1857 in Singhee Rampore India.

General Notes:
On 15th July, 1857, at Cawnpore, India, Lieutenant H. J. Fitzgerald, of 10th Bengal Native Infantry, his wife, Louisa Fitzgerald, and their only child. They had with many others Fled from Futtyghur, at which place they were stationed, to escape the fearful end that awaited them, all leaped out of the boat into the river at Singhee, Rampore, and were all (3) drowned. Mrs Fitzgerald was the eldest daughter of Alderman Thurlow of this city.
This resulted from the Sepoy (Indian) Mutiny in Bengal 1857


The child from this marriage was:

+ 2094 F    i. FITZGERALD [17880] died on 15 Jul 1857 in Singhee Rampore India.

1722. Frances Elizabeth THURLOW [17853] (William Edward THURLOW1354, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Dec 1837 in Sydney NSW Australia and died in 1907 in Sydney NSW Australia aged 70.

Frances married Frank BROWN [17857] on 30 Jun 1859 in St James Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Other Records

1. Residence: Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, 1859.

1723. Louisa Sarah HILL [17878] (Louisa Maria THURLOW1355, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1850 in Norwich NFK and died on 13 May 1937 in Surrey England aged 87.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Whilton Rd Ipswich SFK. Louisa is recorded as a great neice aged 11mths born Ipswich SFK

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, The Rectory Newbourn SFK. Louisa Sarah is recorded as a daughter aged 10 born Ipswich SFK

Louisa married Robert Hill Pawsey WALKER [17879] on 20 Sep 1880 in St Mary Walton on Thames SRY. Robert was born in 1856 in Chelmondiston SFK and died on 31 Jan 1936 in Surrey England aged 80.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2095 F    i. Dorothy Thurlow WALKER [17894] was born on 22 Mar 1886 in Walton on Thames SRY and died on 28 Oct 1965 in Margate KEN aged 79.


1724. William Fitzroy THURLOW [20266] (Henry James THURLOW1356, William THURLOW1069, Elizabeth ALSTON893, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1849 in Wollongong NSW and died on 21 Oct 1902 in Lochaber SA aged 53.

General Notes:
Williams birth entry is V1849261 50/1849 in Wollongong.

NI14096
S.A. Police Gazette - 29 October 1879 Information is requested respecting the whereabouts of William Thurlow a native of England, age about 30 years, height 5ft. 8in. dark complexion and hair, dark brown whiskers beard and moustache, was some time employed as Sub Inspector of Rabbit destroying Parties in the south East and was last seen in Adelaide early in September last year.

S.A. Police Gazette - 5 November 1879 William Thurlow has been found.

S.A. Police Gazette - 10 December 1884 William Thurlow apprehended by Mounted Constable Weaver as a bailee from Michael Hanlon at Naracoorte, committed.
Ref: Ann Fisk.

LARCENY AS A BAILEE.
At the Naracoorte Police Court on Friday, before Messrs. Attiwill and McGilchrist, J's P., William Thurlow was brought up on remand for having converted to his own use a number of Treasury orders, value L38 1s., the property of M. Hanlan, who had given them to prisoner to take care of until complainant could get time to put the money into a bank. Mr. Daniel for the prosecution and Mr. Yaudrey for the defense. Re-examined, complainant said he had not made any promise or threat to prisoner to get him to say what had been done with the money. The orders named were the only monies he had given to the prisoner, who had no authority to spend or use the money. Witness could not give the dates of the orders or the exact dates on which they were given to prisoner. Had not lent Thurlow any money to go to Adelaide with, and had not had any conversations with reference to such a loan. Inspector Ulick O'Sullivan deposed that on November 24 he heard a conversation between the prisoner and complainant; the latter asked for his money and Thurlow replied he had spent it, but he would pay Haulon in single bank notes, which would be as good as Treasury orders. Mr. Yaudrey asked for a dismissal, because the Treasury orders had not been produced. This was refused. The defense was that complainant had lent the money to prisoner, agreeing that it should be repaid when it was convenient for prisoner to do so; and evidence to this effect was given by the prisoner, who stated that on November 25 or 26 complainant had offered to take an acceptance for the money, if prisoner couId find a backer. The prisoner was committed for trial at the next sitting of the Circuit Court.
Ref: Trove The Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954) Tuesday 9 December 1884

Hearing 18/4/1885
Wm, Thurlow, was charged with fraudulently converting a money order the property of his mate, Michael Hanlon, to his own use. The evidence showed that Hanlon had given Thurlow the order to keep for him, and that the latter cashed it and spent it. He, however, agreed to repay Hanlon. His Honor thought the case should have been a civil one, and the Crown Prosecutor agreeing, the prisoner was acquitted.
Ref: Border Watch Newspaper Mt Gambier South Australia

23/4/1887
Mr, Stow, with Justices, held a local court subsequently, Messrs, Davison and Wallace applied to have one Thurlow, who had failed to observe the order of the Court in the matter of £17 Os, 5d,, imprisoned, This case had been adjourned at every Court day since November, and the magistrate said he could not comply with the request of the plaintiffs without a fresh subpoena waa served on defendant, Adjourned to next Court day.
Ref: Border Watch Newspaper Mt Gambier South Australia

25/5/1887
Our much-travelled Magistrate, with Messrs, T, N. Wood and Jas, MacCilchrist, Justices, conducted the business of the Local Court on Friday last, when the following cases were disposed of Davison v, Thurlow, an unsatisfied judgment summons, was struck out
Ref: Border Watch Newspaper Mt Gambier South Australia

William Thurlow was fined 2s 6d for drunkenness on Wednesday, July 1, before Mr. A. Wallace, J.P.,
Ref: Trove The Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954) Friday 3 July 1896


THE SOUTH-EASTERN LAND BOARD AT KINGSTON.
29/1/1902
The South-Eastern Land Board met at Kingston on Saturday last and heard evidence for applications for land and in support of applications for transfers. At the close they considered the evidence taken at Naracoorte as well as Kingston, and made the following
ALLOTMENTS.
Sees. 177-8. 182, 185190, and 192 3, Hd. of Lochaber, 3,608 acres; rental 1/2d. per acre. W. Thurlow, on perpetual lease.
Ref: Border Watch Newspaper Mt Gambier South Australia

DEATHS.
Thurlow On the 21st of October, at Lochaber, William Fitzroy, only son of Henry James Thurlow, of New South Wales, and dearly beloved husband of Eleanor Thurlow, aged 52. At rest. Adelaide and Melbourne papers please copy.
Ref: The Narracoorte Herald (SA: 1875 - 1954) Friday 24 October 1902

S.A. Police Gazette
29 October 1902
Inquest - at Morambro on the 22 instant, the body of William Thurlow age 55 who fell out of his cart and which was attached to a horse and died shortly after. Verdict - that the deceased William Thurlow met his death accidentally by being thrown out of a cart, no blame attachable to anyone.
(Morambro Lane & Lochaber Lane are adjacent roads a few miles North of Naracoorte SA)

FATAL ACCIDENT.
KILLED WHILE DRIVING HOME AT NIGHT.
A fatal accident under circumstances which can only be conjectured occurred near Morambro home-station on Tuesday night last. William Thurlow, an old resident of this part of the South-East who lives in the Hundred of Lochaber on a scrub selection, came into Narracoorte, we believe, on Monday last to get the usual supplies for his family, he was driving a horse with a spring-cart attached. He left Narracoorte late on Tuesday afternoon with about four hundredweight in his cart, and called at Morambro home-station on his road home. He brought Mr. Cockburn, the manager, a parcel, which he delivered to him in the house, and then went into the hut and had a chat with the men working on the station, accepting the customary bush hospitality of a cup of tea. He left the hut to go home about 9 o'clock. The night was very dark, the sky being overcast with heavy black clouds ominous of a thunderstorm. About 5 or 10 minutes after Thurlow left, the men in the hut heard a noise as if a horse with a vehicle was bolting. They went out to see what it was and in searching they heard the groans of someone as if in pain. When they got up to where they heard the groans they found Thurlow lying on the ground in a state of collapse, having evidently been thrown out of his cart. He expired in a few minutes, and the body was brought to the home-station.
On examination of the body it was found that his ribs were broken and that he must have received severe internal injuries which caused his death. Mr. Cockburn. with the men on the station, set to work with lanterns to find out the cause of the accident and trace the whereabouts of the horse and cart. To get out of the home station paddock on his road home the deceased had to go through a gate about 200 yards from the home-station. From tracing his tracks it was found that he started on the proper road, but seemed to have got of it, with the result that he ran into a fence. The collision evidently threw him out of the cart. Whether he received his fatal injuries when thrown out of the cart, or holding the reins in his hand after being thrown out in attempting to stop the horse he was run over by the cart, is not clear. It would seem as if some heavy weight passed over the body to cause the fatal injuries. It might be that the horse bolted soon after he left, and that the horse ran into the fence, throwing him violently out of the cart. However, the cart and the horse were found about a quarter of a mile from the place where Thurlow was found. The cart was turned upside down and the horse was so entangled in the shafts and harness that it was unable to extricate itself. Neither the cart or the horse were much injured. Mr. Oockburn sent one of his men into Naracoorte to inform the police, and an inquest was held on Weduesday afternoon, the jury, after hearing the evidence, returning a verdict of accidental death.
The deceased, who was about 52 years of age, was well-known in this district, having been mostly employed on stations rabbitting. Many years ago be held the position of Rabbit Inspector under the Government in this district. He leaves a wife and six children who are none too well provided for. The eldest, a young man, is 21, and the youngest six years.
Ref: Trove The Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954) Friday 24 October 1902 FATAL ACCIDENT.

KILLED WHILE DRIVING HOME AT NIGHT.
THE INQUEST.
Dr. Macmillan, J. P., held an inquest at Morambro House on Wednesday afternoon to ascertain how William Thurlow met his death on the night of October 21. The following jury was sworn: Messrs. J. W. Price, George Farmer, R. W. Nicholson, H. S. Brumby, F. A. McConchie, and G. K. Scriven. Senior Constable Rolland watched the case on behalf of the police.
The following evidence was taken Laurence G. Cockburn, manager of Morambra, deposed: At 8.15 last night I was writing at the table when deceased came in with a bundle of papers, and said, "I have taken the liberty of bringing your papers from G. P. Smith, of Narracoorte". I thanked him and he left. About 9 pm Perry told me he was lying hurt near the Spring Paddock gate. I sent up a stretcher to carry him down and afterwards followed myself. Felt his pulse and found he was dead. I had him removed to the place where he lies and sent a messenger to Narracoorte to inform the police. By the police - He appeared to be sober when he came in with the papers, but I only glanced at him for a second. I followed up the tracks of the vehicle with a lantern. He evidently left the proper track; he was off the road to the left. He hit the fence and the horse suddenly turned round. He was found about two yards from where the horse turned. I put my hand on his right ribs and found they were broken. There was about 4 cwt of goods in the cart. I think the cart ran over him.
Patrick Bennett, laborer. Morambro, deposed: I went.out to look for W. Thurlow and found him 100 yards to the left of the gate. We heard him groaning, I then came back to the house for a stretcher. I saw him when be first came into the hut. He appeared sober. The body was within a few yards of the fence.
William George Woodall, laborer, Morambro, deposed: Wm. Thurlow came into the hut about 7.30 last night. He said "good day." He went and had a drink of tea. He appeared sober.
Henry Wilkins, laborer, of Morambro, deposed - Last night about 8 p.m. Thurlow saw me in the but and shook hands with me, I talked to him. He came in and had some tea, and then I left him and went to bed. He appeared to be sober. About a quarter of an hour afterwards heard a horse gallop past. I told Wallace to tell his son George, the cart had bolted. I got up then and went down to the place where he was lying.
Thomas Floyed, laborer, Morambro, said - One of the shearers came into the hut and said that he heard a horse bolting with a cart, so I went out to look for deceased, and found him about 100 yards from the gate. He was lying on his right side and was groaning. By the Police - He tried to speak, but I could not understand him
John Joseph Browne, laborer, Morambro, deposed - Last night about 8 pm. Thurlow came to the hut and had a drink of tea. He stayed about three-quarters of an hour. I then went out and had some wine with him, and he then left. About half an hour afterwards Mr. McLeod, myself, and John Reid went down to where they found him. He was dead then. He was apparently sober when he left to go home. The horse walked away, and he appeared to have full control of it. He started in the right direction.
James Alexander Holland, senior constable in charge of the Narracoorte .Station, deposed - About 2.30 that morning John W. Price reported that Wm. Thurlow had been accidentally killed at Morambro about 10 p.m. the previous night I went to Morambro and examined the spot where the accident happened and found that Thurlow had lost his way. He was about 100 yards out of his course and struck a fence in the paddock in stead of the gate, which was his proper track. According to the tracks the horse turned sharply to the left and probably deceased was throws out when the vehicle collided with the fence. I examined the body and found no marks that would lead me to suspect there was any foul play.
The Coroner addressed the jury. He said there was no doubt that Wm. Thurlow came to his death by an accident. He had made an examination of the body and found that the immediate cause of death resulted from internal injuries on the right side, the ribs having perforated the lungs, causing haemorrhage:
The jury returned the following verdict - "William Thurlow met his death accidentally by being thrown out of a cart, no blame being attachable to anyone."
Ref: Trove The Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954) Tuesday 28 October 1902

Naracoorte Lucindale Council.
Thurlow William.
Cemetery: Naracoorte
Section: 1 Naracoorte Old Section
Plot: 329
Last Residence: Lochaber
Age at Death: 52
Date of Burial: Thursday 23 October 1902.
Minister Officiating: Rev J H Goss.
Grave Depth: 7 Ft.
Burial: 531
Comments: Birthplace Neurapurr; Burial Time 1:30; Denom., L; Denom., P.

Research Notes:
REWARD to any person producing ADVERTISEMENT, within 14 days from this date, which appeared in Colonial Papers within the last seven years, calling for the HEIR OR NEXT OF KIN of WILLIAM THURLOW, Deceased, formerly proprietor of the Antigua Estate, West Indies.
WILLIAM THURLOW.
Crown and Anchor Hotel,
Grenfell-street.
Ref: The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Friday 13 March 1874

William married Eleanor BELL [20282], daughter of George BELL [20283], on 9 Jan 1882 in Residence of R S Bell Adelaide. Eleanor was born about 1854 and died on 14 Jul 1944 in Moonee Ponds Victoria AU aged about 90.

Research Notes:
William Thurlow father Henry James Thurlow married Eleanor Bell daughter of George Bell at the residence of R S Bell Adelaide SA 9 Jan 1882.
Marriage Australian marriage Index 1788-1950 ref V 130 Pg 137

DEATHS
THURLOW. On July 14. at 14 Argyle street. Moonee Ponds. Melbourne. Eleanor. dearly loved wife of the late William Fitzroy Thurlow. Loving mother of William (dec.). George. Henry. Percy. Arthur (dec.). Bert, aged 90 years.
Ref: Trove The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA 1931 - 1954) Monday 17 July 1944


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2096 M    i. William THURLOW [20284] was born on 29 Mar 1882 in Adelaide SA and died before 1944.

+ 2097 M    ii. Clarence George THURLOW [20285] was born on 6 Sep 1884 in Adelaide SA.

+ 2098 M    iii. George THURLOW [20299] .

+ 2099 M    iv. Henry James THURLOW [20286] was born on 2 Jan 1887 in Naracoorte SA and was buried in 1975 in Terowie Cemetery.

+ 2100 M    v. Percy THURLOW [20300] was born on 11 Jul 1889 in Struan Robe SA.

+ 2101 M    vi. Arthur THURLOW [20301] was born on 7 Jan 1892 in Joanna Robe SA and died on 12 Nov 1917 in Palestine aged 25.

+ 2102 F    vii. Eleanor THURLOW [20304] was born on 30 Apr 1894 in Struan Robe SA and died in 1894 in Robe SA.

+ 2103 M    viii. Bertram THURLOW [20302] was born on 8 Mar 1896 in Naracoorte SA.


1725. Albert Witten ALSTON [3813] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Aug 1856 in St Johns Wood LND, was baptised on 8 Oct 1856 in All Saints St Johns Wood Westminster LND, died on 21 Mar 1912 in Streatham SRY aged 55, and was buried on 25 Mar 1912 in Norwood Cemetery Lambeth LND.

General Notes:
407. June 1868. Alston Albert Witten, b 15 Aug 1856, s. of Thomas Rowland of "Clairville" Crescent Wood Rd., Dulwich, goldsmith. br of 416 441 526 and 1150 uncle of 6798 7450 and 7787; L. Dec. 1872; Upper 5th; Francis Peek, Winch 7 Co., tea merchants, 1873-76; Partner Hampshire & Brown, wholesale tea dealers, 23 Harp Ln. EC3 1877; !st Tower Hamlets V.R.; Lt 16 Feb 1884;Capt 19 Jan 1889; resigned 28 Jun 1891; m 14 Sep 1886, Gertrude Elizabeth (d 1922) d of Alexander Thwaites; 1s 4d;d 21 Mar at his residence; Clairville 18 Conyers Rd, Streatham. Club: Gresham. Ref: his d Miss E M same q.r.
Dulwich College Register NZSOG.

Albert was a Lieut 1st Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteer Brigade 16th Feb 1884. Captain 19 Jan 1889, resigned his Commission 28 Jan 1891. Albert revised his section of the family for Cresswell.

A A Fenn refers to a plaque in Newton Church "Albert Witten Alston 1856 - 1912"

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 30 Bishopsgate St St Helen MDX. Albert is recorded as a son aged 4 born St Johns Wood MDX

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 18 Conyers Rd Streatham LND SW. Albert is recorded as head of a house of 9 rooms married aged 54 a Wholesale Tea Dealer an employer born St Johns Wood LND

Albert married Gertrude Elizabeth THWAITES [3814], daughter of Alexander THWAITES [3815], on 14 Sep 1886 in St Jude South Kensington LND. Gertrude was born circa 1859 in Forest Gate ESS and died in 1922 aged about 63.

General Notes:
Marriages.
Alston - Thwaites. 14th inst., at St Jude's, South Kensington, by the Rev Herbert Alston, M.A., Rector of Little Bradley, Suffolk, uncle of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev T. Collisson, M.A., Albert Witten, eldest son of Thomas Rowland Alston, Clareville, Sydenham Hill, to Gertrude Elizabeth, only daughter of Alexander Thwaites, 40 West Cromhall Rd, South Kensington.
Ipswich Journal 18 September 1886.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 18 Conyers Rd Streatham LND SW. Gertrude is recorded as a wife aged 52 married for 24 yrs with 5 children 4 surviving at that date born Forrest Gate ESS

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2104 M    i. Thomas Rowland ALSTON [3816] was born in 1888 in Streatham SRY and died on 23 Jun 1925 in Brompton Chest Hospital Fulham aged 37.

+ 2105 F    ii. Edith Mary ALSTON [3817] was born in 1891 in Streatham SRY.

+ 2106 F    iii. Mabel Gertrude ALSTON [3819] was born in 1892, died in 1895 aged 3, and was buried on 17 Oct 1895 in Norwood Cemetery Lambeth LND.

+ 2107 F    iv. Dorothy Margaret ALSTON [3820] was born in 1897.

+ 2108 F    v. Eileen Mary ALSTON [3821] was born circa 1900 in Tooting SRY.


1726. Rowland ALSTON [3825] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Oct 1857 in St Johns Wood LND and was baptised on 28 Nov 1857 in All Saints St Johns Wood LND.

General Notes:
416. June 1868. Alston Rowland. b. 14 Oct. 1857; br of 407, 441, 526, and 1150, f of 6798, 7450, and 7787, br-in-law 2658 (Wilfred Powell); m Alice Maud, est d of Geo Thompson Powell of Rotherwood, Sydenham Hill, (see 2781). Address: 96 West Hill Sydenham SE26, and 20 Eastcheap, EC3. q.
Dulwich College Register NZSOG.

Rowland and Alice Maud Alston were 1st Class passengers on the Johan De Witt of the Nederland Royal Mail Line departing 18 Mar 1926 to Algiers, the voyage terminated at Batavia Java. Their last address in England was given as 96 West Hill Sydenham SE26. Roland gave his occupation as Company Director he was aged 68, Alice was aged 66, both gave their Country of permanent residence as England
Ref UK Outward Passenger Lists

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 30 Bishopsgate St St Helen MDX. Rowland is recorded as a son aged 2 born St Johns Wood MDX

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Rowland is described as a son aged 13 born St Johns Wood

3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Wandsworth LND. Rowland is described as head of house married aged 35 a tea merchant born London.

Rowland married Alice Maud POWELL [3826], daughter of George Thompson POWELL [3827], 2 Qtr 1889 in Reg Lewisham LND. Alice was born circa 1867 in Croydon SRY, died on 24 Oct 1957 aged about 90, and was buried on 31 Oct 1957 in Elmers End Cemetery KEN.

General Notes:
Alice's funeral was at 3.30pm.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Wandsworth LND. Alice M is described as a wife aged 24 born Croydon Surrey

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2109 F    i. Phyllis ALSTON [3828] was born in 1890 in Streatham London SW.

+ 2110 M    ii. Lt. Col. Cedric Rowland ALSTON [3829] was born on 22 Apr 1893 and died in 1963 aged 70.

+ 2111 M    iii. Aubry Rowland ALSTON [3830] was born on 23 May 1896.

+ 2112 M    iv. Douglas Rowland ALSTON [3831] was born on 26 Mar 1898.

1727. Edward ALSTON [3832] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 14 Mar 1859 in St Johns Wood LND and was baptised on 10 May 1859 in All Saints St Johns Wood LND.

General Notes:
441. Mar. 1869. Alston Edward, b 14 Mar 1859; br of 407, 416, 526, and 1150, uncle 6798, 7450, and 7787; L Jan. 1876; U. 5th. Ref. his br 416. q. Ref:Dulwich College Register NZSOG.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 30 Bishopsgate St St Helen MDX. Edward is recorded as a son aged 3 born St Johns Wood MDX

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Edward is recorded as a son aged 12 born St Johns Wood

3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Crescent Wood Rd Clairville Camberwell LND. Edward is recorded as a son unmarried aged 22 clerk born St Johns Wood

4. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Chiselhurst KEN. Edward is recorded as a son single aged 42 born St Johns Wood LND

1728. Thomas Rowland ALSTON [3833] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Dec 1861 in Crosby Sq London, was baptised on 24 Mar 1861 in St Helen Bishopsgate LND, died on 30 Nov 1916 in Riverside California aged 54, and was buried in Riverside California.

General Notes:
Thomas Rowland Alston
Baptism Date: 24 Mar 1861
Father's name: Thomas Rowland Alston
Mother's name: Jane Elizabeth Alston Parish
St Helen Bishopgate
City of London
Register Type: Parish Registers

526. 12 Sep 1869. Alston Thomas Rowland: b 31 Dec 1861; br of Albert 407, Rowland 416, Edward 441, & Harry 1150; uncle of Cedric 6798, Aubrey 7450, Douglas 7787,; left Dec., 1877; U 3rd; Ref. his brother 416.
Dulwich College Register. NZSOG.

Thomas R Alston
Residence Year: 1917
Street address: Crest dr nr S Columbia 2590
Riverside, California, USA
Occupation: Rancher
Spouse: Addie E Alston
Publication Title: Riverside, California, City Directory, 1917

Thomas R Alston
Birth Year: abt 1861
Death Date: 30 Nov 1916
Age at Death: 55
Death Place: Riverside, California, USA

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 30 Bishopsgate St St Helen MDX. Thomas is recorded as a son aged 2 mths born Crosby Sq LON

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Thomas is described as a son aged 10 born London City

3. Census: United States Federal, 1910, Albion Ave Fairmont Martin Minnesota USA. Thomas is recorded as head of house white married aged 49 a land agent on his own account arranging buying and selling of farms, he is literate and married 27 years his parents were born in England as he was about 1861

Thomas married Addie Eliza CARR [3834], daughter of CARR [24039] and FLINT [24038], in 1882. Addie was born on 14 Aug 1863 in Wisconsin USA and died on 26 Mar 1941 in Riverside California aged 77.

General Notes:
Addie was from Minnesota USA.

Other Records

1. Census: United States Federal, 1910, Albion Ave Fairmont Martin Minnesota USA. Addie is recorded as a wife aged 46 born about 1864 in Minnesota, she is white her father was born in Vermont her mother in New York, she is literate married 27 years with 2 children both living.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2113 F    i. Mary Adelaide ALSTON [3835] was born on 23 Nov 1883 in Martin Minnesota USA and died on 13 Nov 1970 in Sacramento USA aged 86.

+ 2114 M    ii. Albert Rowland ALSTON [3836] was born on 28 Jan 1889 in Minnesota USA, died on 31 Dec 1914 aged 25, and was buried in Riverside California.


1729. Harry ALSTON [3837] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Jun 1862 in London City, died on 8 Nov 1922 aged 60, and was buried in Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery.

General Notes:
1150. 10 Sept 1873. Alston Harry. b 24 June 1862; br of 407, 416, 441, and 526. uncle of 6798, 7450, and 7787; L Dec 1878; L. (Licentiate?) 4th. Ref: his br 416. q.
Dulwich College Register NZSOG.

The Will of Harry Alston of the Chestnuts 06 West Hill Sydenham Kent who died 8 Nov 1922 was proved London 14 Dec 1922 to Isabella Charlotte Alston widow for L14658 16s 10d

Constance Alston
Birth year 1890
Death year 1963
Age at death 73
Place Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery
Inscription
TOP FRONT. In loving memory of.
2ND FRONT. ERIC ALSTON
younger son of Harry and Isabel Alston
of Sydenham, who fell asleep 18th February 1902
aged 10 years and 7 months
He shall gather the lambs with his arm
and carry them to his bosom. Isaiah XL . 11.
3RD FRONT. I know that my redeemer liveth. Job. XIX . 25
Peace prefect peace, with loved ones far away
In Jesus keeping we are safe and they "
BOTTOM FRONT. Also of
HARRY ALSTON
who fell asleep 8th November 1922, aged 60 years
Also of ISABELLA his wife
who passed away April 7th 1936
United.
2ND L/S. HARRY CLAUDE ALSTON
who died 4th August 1959
aged 71 years.
3RD L/S. Also of his wife
CONSTANCE
who died 6th August 1963.
KERB FOOT. Thy will be done.
County Sussex Country England Number in grave 5 Register reference UC 38 Record set Sussex, Eastbourne Monumental Inscriptions Category Life Events (BDMs) Record collection Deaths & burials Collections from United Kingdom
Ref: Findmypast

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Harry is recorded as a son aged 8 born London City

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Crescent Wood Rd Clairville Camberwell LND. Edward is recorded as a son unmarried aged 18 clerk born MDX

3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Sydenham Lewisham LND. Harry is recorded as head of house married aged 28 board in the City of London

Harry married Isabella Charlotte ROBERTS [3838] in 1887. Isabella was born circa 1863, died on 7 Apr 1936 in 20 Devonshire Plc MDX aged about 73, and was buried in Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery.

General Notes:
Alston Isabella Charlotte of St Kilda Avenue South Surbiton Surrey widow died 7 April 1936 at 20 Devonshire Place Middlesex. Probate London 14 May 1936 to Harry Claude Alston goldsmith and Appleby John Hillier Hughes merchant.
Effects L13266 12s 3d Resworn L17522 5s 7d
National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Sydenham Lewisham LND. Isabella is recorded as married aged 28 born Forrest Hill KEN

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2115 M    i. Harry Claude ALSTON [3839] was born on 1 Mar 1888 in Sydenham KEN, died on 4 Aug 1959 in Surbiton aged 71, and was buried in Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery.

+ 2116 M    ii. Eric ALSTON [3840] was born in 1891, died on 18 Feb 1902 in 12 Hardwick Rd Eastbourne. aged 11, and was buried in Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery.

1730. Charles James ALSTON [3841] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1865 in St Johns Wood LND.

General Notes:
Charles birth is recorded on BDM in the first Qtr of 1865

Charles married

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Charles is recorded as a son aged 6 born Hampstead

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Snettisham NFK. Charles was a student at the Grammer School aged 16 he is shown as born St Johns Wood MDX
FHL 1341479 PRO RG11 Pc 1991 Fol 39 Pg 6

1731. Mary Jane ALSTON [3843] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Aug 1866 in Hampstead LND MDX and was baptised on 16 Sep 1866 in Hampstead Church MDX.

General Notes:
Census puts Mary born abt 1867

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Claireville Camberwell St Giles SRY. Mary is recorded as a daughter aged 4 born Hampstead

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Chiselhurst KEN. Mary J is recorded as a daughter single aged 24 born Belsize Pk Hampstead LND

Mary married Peter Lloyd Armstrong WILLIAMS [3844] in 1897.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2117 M    i. Rowland Montague WILLIAMS [3845] was born in 1898.

1732. Rev Alfred ALSTON M A [3842] (Thomas Rowland1357, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1871 in Sydenham KEN.

General Notes:
1294. Alston Rev Alfred bn 6 Apr 1871; son late T R Alston Esq. of Clairville Sydenham Hill SW; Entered S.H. Sept. 1884, left Mar. 1886; Subsequently at Wadham Coll. Ox. BA 1892; MA 1897; Deacon 1897; Priest 1899; Now curate of Coppenhall Crewe. Address Christ Church Coppenhall Crewe. Brother of 774 - not correct
The Lancing Register 1848-1900 NZSOG

DEPARTURE OF THE REV. ALFRED ALSTON FROM CREWE.
PRESENTATION.
Few, if any, of the assistant clergy who from time to time have laboured in the parish of Christ Church, Crewe, have endeared themselves more to the parishioners, or gained more marked popularity, than the Rev. A. Alston, who left Crewe early in the new year for Bewdley, Worcestershire, where he has been appointed curate-in-charge of a mission church. Although the reverend gentleman's ministry in Crewe only extended over a comparatively short period of two years, he was instrumental in accomplishing much good work, more particularly in the south end of the parish, and in connection with the Mission Church of St. John. From the first, he evinced not only a kind, but a brotherly interest in the young men of the parish, and the deep concern which he at all times manifested as to their welfare resulted in his being able to gather around him between two and three hundred young fellows, who were most regular in their attendance at a class conducted by Mr. Alston each Sunday afternoon. He also arranged suitable
meetings for the members of his class during the weeknights, and it was mainly through his indomitable zeal and perseverance that a scheme was set on foot to establish in the parish a Young Men's Institute. This is now an accomplished fact, and it must be a source of considerable satisfaction to Mr. Alston, as well as to the esteemed Vicar of the parish (the Rev. G. J. Howson), under whose direction the scheme was carried through, to know that the institute is so far fulfilling all that was expected of it, and is likely to supply a long felt want in the interests of the younger portion of the parishioners. When it became known that Mr. Alston was about to sever his connection with the parish his numerous friends recognized that the occasion of his departure preseuted a fitting opportunity for them to mark their high appreciation of his noble work. A committee was formed to arrange for a presentation to
the reverend gentleman, and, as showing the kindly feeling of the parishioners towards him, it may be mentioned that there were three hundred subscribers to the presentation fund. The gifts consisted of a handsome gold watch and chain, together with an address, and these were accompanied by every good wish on the part of all who have had the privilege of Mr. Alston's acquaintance during the time that he has been in Crewe. The presentation took place on Monday evening in the Eddleston-road schoolroom, and the proceedings were characterized by the utmost enthusiasm. There was a crowded attendance, and the gathering was presided over by Mr. R. D. Sharpe. Those present included the Vicar (the Rev. G. J. Howson), the Rev. A. Alston, the Rev. A. J. and Mrs. Ward, the Rev. E. A. Auden, Mr. A. Williamson, Miss Hill, and Mrs. J. N. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson, Miss Speakman,
Mrs. Lowe, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Hindle, Mr. Dain, Mr. Poole, and others.
Mr. SHARPE, in asking Mr. Alston's acceptance of the watch and chain and the address, said a duty had been deputed to him, which he accepted with great pleasure, a pleasure lessened only by a deep sense of his inability to efficiently perform that duty. He was, however, encouraged by the knowledge that he of whom he was privileged to speak needed no words of his to commend him to those present. Their own hearts would speak for Mr. Alston far
more eloquently than he (the chairman) could, for the rev. gentleman was held by them in an esteem and an affectionate regard which could find no adequate expression at the narrow gate of his poor speech. A little over two years ago, Mr. Alston came amongst them a perfect stranger, and in those two years, all too short for them, he, by his earnest and conscientious work, by his zeal for the good of souls, and by his genial and kindly manner, endeared himself to all who had had an opportunity of knowing his real worth and of estimating his high qualities. (Applause.)
His gentlemanly manner, his unvariable courtesy, his intellectual refinement, and his keen appreciation of these qualities in others, had given him considerable influence in the parish. (Hear, hear.)
But there were more important considerations than these to speak of. Never since the world began had there a greater commission been given to man than to " go and preach the Gospel," but that commission was not intended to apply only to the work of the clergy within the walls of the particular church building to which each might be attached. Important as this work was, he the chairman often thought that a very essential part of a clergyman's duties lay outside his church, in the streets and in the houses of the people ; for if the Church would fulfil its proper mission, then it must concern itself with the material life of the people as well as with their spiritual welfare. (Hear, hear.)
Mr. Alston had recognized this, and without detracting in the least degree from the dignity of his sacred office, he had known how to descend to the level of those amongst whom he had worked, to concern himself in their interests, to enter into their joys and their sorrows, to meet them on the ground of a common humanity, and so to teach them that great truth which must underlie all effort for the amelioration of mankind, that was the universal brotherhood of man, without which it was impossible to teach that other and cognate truth, the universal fatherhood of God. (Applause.) It might be said in a word that Mr. Alston in his ministrations in that parish had lived his sermons and had preached his life. (Hear, hear.)
They all knew the splendid work which Mr Alston had done amongst the young men of the parish, a work which was almost a revelation to them, that close relationship with and interest in the individual soul. At a critical time in the life of a young man, when he was just leaving the restraints of home life, and going out into the world to work for his living, where temptation and allurements would assail him on every side, Mr. Alston had, as it were, met him on the threshold of his new life, and by wise counsel and careful and thoughtful teaching had sought to arm him against those temptations. and to hold up for his aim a high ideal of life, as well as to lead his footsteps by that "strait gate" and "narrow way" which so few by their own unaided efforts find, but which the warm interest, the wise teaching, and the cheering encouragement of a good man might enable so many to gain. (Applause.)
It was this interest which Mr. Alston had taken in the young men that had made his influence over them so personal and so strong. He had sometimes spoken to him (the Chairman) of discouragement in his work, and had not been satisfied with the progress he was making. but he (Mr. Sharpe) had had to remind him of the need of patience, pointing out to him that he was breaking up new and uncultivated ground, and that he could not hope to reap a harvest in a day. He had no doubt there would be a harvest, and that many of these young men who had identified themselves with Mr. Alston's class in their onward course through life would have occasion to remember with heartfelt gratitude
those two years of close companionship with him.
They must believe that the wholesome and nourishing bread which Mr. Alston had cast " upon the waters " of the lives of these young men would be seen, although it might be after many days, and let them hope that many, nay, all of those for whose good he had so anxiously laboured, he would meet again, in that deep dawn beyond the tomb, and that looking back from there (over the eternal landscape of the past, they might all, teacher and taught, rejoice together. (Applause.)
Addressing Mr. Alston, the Chairman said he had now, in the name of his many friends and also in his own name, to ask him to accept the watch and chain together with the address as a token of their esteem. They knew that he would not value the gift for its mere intrinsic worth, but would value it as the evidence of a desire on their part to convey to him in visible form a memento of the time during which he had ministered in the parish, and to remind him of his friends in Crewe. (Applause.)
They asked him to accept also their earnest and best wishes for his prosperity and happiness. In bidding him farewell they felt a touch of sadness which was inseparable from that word, but they knew that it had also in it something of a benediction. and their earnest prayer was that Mr. Alston might be blessed in the work of the sacred calling to which he had devoted his life, that he might be permitted to turn many to righteousness, and at the close of a long and successful career, having finished his course, he might be able to say in the words of his Divine Master : "of them which Thou gavest me I have lost none" (Applause.)
Mr. SHARPE then handed the address, together with the watch and chain, to Mr. Alston amid hearty applause.
The watch, a beautiful one, is a fine example of horologist's art, three-quarter plate, keyless movement, English 18 carat gold, with demi-hunter cases, fitted with a compensation balance, and fully jewelled (Burmah rubies), with a monogram on the back A.A. Both the watch and the chain were supplied by Mr. Fox, jeweller, of Market-street.
On the watch was inscribed "Presented to the Rev. A. Alston, by his Vicar and friends in Crewe, as a mark of their appreciation of his earnest work amongst them" The address, which was in album form, was read by Mr. W. Thompson. who had acted as secretary on the Presentation Committee. and was as follows "To the Rev. Alfred Alston, M.A. Reverend and Dear Sir, We the undersigned, on behalf of your friends in Crewe, beg your acceptance of this address, together with a watch and chain, as a token of esteem and appreciation of your earnest and successful work in the parish of Christ Church particularly your patient self-denying efforts for the benefit of the young men amongst whom you have so thoughfully and perseveringly laboured during the last two years. Your cheerful
and friendly manner, and ever ready and generous help where most required will long be remembered. and we most sincerely regret your removal from our midst. You carry with you our prayerful wishes that you will be long spared in health and happiness to continue the good work you have so thoroughly and zealously commenced"
The address bore the signature of the members of thee commitee and also the whole of the subscribers.
The Rev. A. ALSTON, who was received with marked enthusiasm, said in the first place he wished to say what a real pleasure it was to him to come amongst them again that night, and see the familiar faces he loved so much. He did not know how to thank them for their beautiful present, nor could he tell them how much he appreciated their great kindness towards him. It was so difficult to thank people sufficiently for their many acts of kindness, and he
feared that he was not grateful as he ought to be. He thought perhaps that in those two words "thank you" there was more than in all the adjectives he could hunt up in the dictionarv. and so he said with all his heart. "Thank you" (Applause.)
He could assure them that he needed nothing to remind him of the kindness and consideration which they at all times displayed towards him, during the two years that he had laboured amongst them. He should never forget his many friends in Crewe. nor the happy time he had spent amongst them. There had been real svmpathynbetween them and himself, and they had shared their sufferings and their joys together. (Hear, hear.)
He remembered that just before he left Crewe someone wrote to him and said that he did not think he would love any other people so much as those amongst whom he had laboured first, and he could assure them that he would always think of the people of Crewe as his first love. (Hear, hear.)
He would never love other lads as much as he loved the lads
he prepared for confirmation while at Crewe, or those who identified themselves with his Bible Class. He desired to take that opportunity of expressing his deep thanks to his many friends for the generous help they had afforded in making the Parish Institute an accomplished fact, and he rejoiced to think that they were able to open the institute on the first day of the new year. (Applause.)
If it had not been for the kindly assistance and the hearty response
accorded to that scheme by the parishioners, it would not have been possible to provide the institute at all ; and he was delighted to hear that the work associated with it was being attended with complete success. People used to say that because he was going away they did not believe the institute would succeed, but its success so far had been all that could be desired and he was satisfied that it was going to be a still greater success. (Applause.) They all knew how much he thought about the men of Crewe, and how he longed that they might have a right conception of
happiness, and he was convinced of this, that the Parish Institute would assist them to realize what true happiness really was, He believed that the institute would show to the men of Crewe what they had probablv not recognised before, that it was perfectly consistent with Christianity to have thorough English fun (Applause.)
He thought the reason why very often Christianity did not appeal to men was because they regarded it as a "wishy-washy" sort of
thing, and he believed that by the important step which had been taken in the parish, resulting, as it had done, in the provision of a suitable meeting place for men, they had done something which would assist to remove such an erroneous idea, and teach them to realize that to be a Christian was to be manly. (Applause.)
As Carlyle had said, the finest man in all the world was he who developed both the natural and the spiritual parts of his life. In
conclusion, the rev. gentleman again expressed his sincere thanks to the parishioners for their most handsome and useful present, remarking that he would always value it very highly, and would ever hold in grateful remembrance the kindness of his many friends in Crewe. (Loud applause.)
Mr. WILLIAMSON heartily supported the observations of the Chairman, and paid a high tribute to the work of Mr. Alston amongst the young people of the parish.
An interesting programme was then gone through. and the various items were richly enjoyed. Mr. R. Mansfield gave a very pleasing rendering of the song "The Red Cross" and he also sang "Soldiers of the Queen" and "The Absent-minded Beggar" His appeals to the audience to "pay, pay, pay" were not in vain, for during the progress of the song Mr. Mansfield had to encounter quite a shower of coins, which were intended for the Local Reservists Fund,the amount realized being about 10s.
Mr. J. Platt acquitted himself with much success in the humourous song, "Is there anything else you'd like" and he responded to a hearty encore by singing "The Sheeny Man" He also had an enthusiastic recall for his capital rendering of "The Philosopher" A recitation "The Lost Goloeshoe" was given in a praiseworthy manner by Miss Speakman, whose efforts were thoroughly appreciated, and others contributed to the success of the entertainment, Mr. Stanley Worrall discharged the duties of accompanist very efficiently.
On the motion of the Rev. A. J. WARD, seconded by Mr. J.WARTON a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Sharpe for presiding, and a very pleasant gathering was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.
The Committee who had charge of the arrangements for the presentation were :-Mr. Sharpe (chairman), the Vicar (the Rev. G. J, Howson), the Rev. A. J. Ward, Mr. W. Thompson (honorary secretary), Miss Hill, Mrs. Adamson, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Nothard, Miss Fox, Miss Jones, and Mrs. Holland.
Alstoniana Pg 396.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Crescent Wood Rd Clairville Camberwell LND. Alfred is recorded as a son aged 9 scholar born Sydenham KEN

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Wandsworth LND. Alfred is described as a brother unmarried aged 19 an undergraduate born Sydenham KEN

1733. Gilbert Rowland ALSTON [3846] (Albert D.D. (Rev)1358, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Jul 1859 in St Johns Wood LND, was baptised in West Tarring SSX, and died on 3 Jan 1932 aged 72.

General Notes:
Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. MA. LLB. Barrister at law, Inner Temple and Lincolns Inn.

Merchant Taylor's School, E.C.,
March 14, 1895,
My Dear Sir,
. . . . . The only other Alston at this School was in comparatively recent days Gilbert Rowland Alston b. 17 July 1859 who entered in 1871, who distinguished himself considerably at Cambridge.
I am, my dear Sir,
Yours faithfully,
(Rev.) WILLIAM BAKER (D.D.),
Headmaster.
Alstoniana Pg 382

Alston, Gilbert Rowland, b. 17 July 1859, s. of Albert and Emily S., D.D., St. John's Wood.
Parkin Exhib. and Exhib. of St. John's Coll. Camb. 1877; Found. Schol. 1879; Wright's Prizeman 1879, 80 ; Herschell Astronomy Prize 1880; MacMahon Law Studentship at St. John's 1883; B.A. (11th Wrangler) 1881: LL.B. 1882 ; M.A. 1884 ; 2nd CI. Moral Sci. Trip. 1882.\emdash Studentship of 100 guineas at Inner Temple, and Prizeman for Common Law 1883.\emdash Barr-at-Law. G. R. Alston, Esq., 7, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, W.C., and 37, Rosetti Garden Mansions, Chelsea, S.W.
Merchant Taylor's School Register,

ALSTON (GILBERT ROWLAND), M.A., St. John's Coll. Cambridge, 1884, LL.B. 1883, a Student of the Inner Temple, 6 Jan., 1882 (then aged 22), Scholarship real property law Jul.,1883, called to the bar 17 Nov.,1884 eldest son of the late Rev. Albert Alston, D.D., of London. Bn., 1860
Ref: Fosters - Men at the Bar 1885, NZSOG.

Cambridge Apl. 14th 1877. G. R. A. Alston obtained an open Exhibition of L50 tenable for three years St. John's Coll.

Gilbert educated St John's College Camb. MA LLB. Barrister-at-Law , Inner Temple and Lincolns Inn.

Lincolns Inn Admissions 1800-1892 Vol 2
1887 May 18
Gilbert Rowland Alston M.A. LLB of St Johns Coll., Camb., a barrister of the Hon Soc of the Inner Temple (Admitted 6 Jan 1882, called 17 Nov 1884) The eldest son of the late Rev Albert Alston D.D. of 27 Marlborough Hill, St Johns Wood, co MDX

The Times 6 January 1932 pg 12 col B.
Obituary - Mr Alston and Mr Whitaker.
Legal Scholarship
Two well-known members of the bar, Mr G. R. Alston and Mr W. J. Whitaker, whose life work was carried on next-door to each other in Lincolns Inn, died within a few days, the former on January 3, and the latter on December 30. They will be much missed for everyone connected with that ancient Inn knew them as intimate friends.
Gilbert Rowland Alston, the senior of the two, who was 72, was the eldest son of the Rev Dr Albert Alston. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he was 11th Wrangler in 1881, and took a scholarship in real property law at his Inn (Inner Temple) in 1883, being called to the bar in 1884. He never acquired a large practice, but became one of the most careful and learned of the reporters in the Chancery Division for the Council of Law Reporting. In that capacity he was everyone's friend and councillor, for his knowledge of case law was extraordinary, and always at the service of any of his brethren. He had also great literary taste, and was an enthusiastic reader of the best modern literature and particularly of poetry. He will be greatly missed when the Courts on Monday next. . . . .

The Times 13 January 1932 pg 4 col E.
Mr G. R. Alston.
Mr Justice Farwell said yesterday that he could not begin the other settings without noticing with much regret the absence of a familiar figure. Mr Gilbert Rowland Alston, who had been for many years a reporter for the Law Reports in that court, had died during the vacation. Mr Alston was a kindly friend and the Court would miss him very much.
Mr Archer K. C., as the senior member of the Bar present, said that he wished to join with his Lordship in expressing his deep regret at the death of Mr Alston, who for many years had been his personal friend. His death would be a loss to all members of the Chancery Bar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, St Marylebone LND. Gilbert is recorded as a son aged 11 a scholar born Marylebone.

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, St Johns College (St Peter) CAM. Gilbert was resident St Peter CAM his age is given as 21 years he was unmarried and was born St Johns Wood MDX
FHL Film 1341399 PRO RG11 Pc 1670 Fol 81 Pg 28

Gilbert married Mildred TAYLOR [3847] on 8 Sep 1894.

General Notes:
They were cousins.

1734. Lillian Francis Fitzroy ALSTON [3849] (Albert D.D. (Rev)1358, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1861 in Marylebone London MDX.

General Notes:
Lillian had a private baptism.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 3 Hill Rd St Marylebone LND. Lillian is recorded as a daughter aged 1 month born St Marylebone

1735. Clara Beatrice ALSTON [3850] (Albert D.D. (Rev)1358, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Jul 1862, died on 31 Aug 1869 aged 7, and was buried on 4 Sep 1869 in West Tarring SSX.

General Notes:
Clara had a private baptism.

1736. Capt Hugh Jones ALSTON [3848] (Albert D.D. (Rev)1358, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Jul 1863 in Marylebone London MDX, was baptised on 4 Aug 1863 in All Saints St Johns Wood., died on 4 Mar 1898 in 11 The Avenue Beckenham KEN aged 34, and was buried on 7 Mar 1898 in Elmers End Cemetery KEN.

General Notes:
ALSTON, Hugh Jones b.London 1863 C010828 London 1885 vol.28 1885-1886; vol.43 1888-1894; vol.58 no voyages listed
Ref: http://www.crewlist.org.uk/findingonindexes.html#online

Alston Hugh Jones of Dublin wine broker died 4 March 1898 at 11 the Avenue Beckenham Kent. Probate London 7 April 1898 to Gilbert Rowland Alston barrister at law. Effects L739 4s 2d
National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, St Marylebone LND. Hugh is recorded as a son aged 7 a scholar born Marylebone

1737. Ethel Mary ALSTON [3851] (Albert D.D. (Rev)1358, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Dec 1864, was baptised on 30 Jan 1865 in All Saints St Johns Wood., died on 24 Mar 1866 aged 1, and was buried on 28 Mar 1866 in Highgate Cemetery London.

Research Notes:
Ethel may have been born in 1864.

1738. Walter WITTEN [9493] (Emma Jane ALSTON1362, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, 22 Carlton Hill E St John St Marylebone MDX. Walter is described as a grandson aged 1 born Clerkenwell MDX

1739. Hallam Newton ALSTON [3852] (Henry Carter1363, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Apr 1865 in Bishopsgate LND and was baptised on 30 May 1865 in St Andrew Undershaft, LND.

General Notes:
Hallam was a solicitor.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Crosby Sq St Helen Bishopsgate LND. Hallam is described as Hallame a son aged 5 born Bishopsgate

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Beckenham Kent. Hallam is recorded as a son aged 25 born London

1740. Ellen Blanche ALSTON [3854] (Henry Carter1363, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 1 Jun 1866, was baptised on 3 Jul 1866 in St Andrew Undershaft, LND, and died on 30 Nov 1867 aged 1.

General Notes:
Deaths
On the 29th Nov at 9 Crosby Sq., E.C. Ellen Blanch, daughter of Henry Carter Alston aged 18mths.
The Times 2 Dec 1867 pg1



1741. Norman Graham ALSTON [3853] (Henry Carter1363, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Oct 1868 in Bishopsgate LND and was baptised on 24 Nov 1868 in St Andrew Undershaft, LND.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Crosby Sq St Helen Bishopsgate LND. Norman is recorded as a son aged 2 born Bishopsgate

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Beckenham Kent. Norman is recorded as a son aged 22 merchants clerk employed born London

1742. Emma Louisa ALSTON [3855] (Henry Carter1363, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1873 in Beckenham Kent.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Beckenham Kent. Emma is recorded as a daughter aged 18 born Beckenham KEN

1743. Frederick Edward MARKBY [3860] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Jan 1872.

General Notes:
Frederick was a missionary in India.

1744. Herbert MARKBY MRCS. LRCP. [3861] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Sep 1873.

1745. Alfred Wilkinson MARKBY [3862] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Sep 1875.

1746. Amy MARKBY [3863] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1747. Eva MARKBY [3864] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1748. Emily Florence MARKBY [3865] (Emily ALSTON1364, Thomas Rowland1071, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1749. Thomas Rowland Eve HORREX [3800] (Thomas Rowland HORREX1367, Elizabeth ALSTON1072, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1852 and died on 2 Nov 1852.

General Notes:
Thomas was aged 5 months at his death.

1750. Kate Ellen RENTLE [7657] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1873 in Reading Berkshire.

Kate married Frederick NEALE [7682]. Frederick was born in 1872.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2118 M    i. Frederick Hubert George NEALE [7658] was born in 1895 in Reading Berkshire.

+ 2119 F    ii. Iris NEALE [7683] was born in 1900.

+ 2120 F    iii. Edna NEALE [7684] was born in 1905.

+ 2121 M    iv. Frank NEALE [7685] was born in 1908.

1751. Edith RENTLE [7672] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1865.

1752. Anne RENTLE [7673] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1866.

1753. Charles RENTLE [7674] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1869.

1754. Clara RENTLE [7675] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1870.

1755. Henrietta RENTLE [7677] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1871.

1756. Kate RENTLE [7678] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1875.

1757. Alice RENTLE [7679] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1875.

1758. Thomas RENTLE [7680] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1879.

1759. Henry RENTLE [7681] (Philip RENTLE1371, Lucy ALSTON1077, Thomas896, Edward742, Nicholas565, Edward B.D. (Rev)377, Edward162, Edmund57, Thomas of Edwardstone21, Edward Lord of Sayham8, William of Newton SFK2, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1891.


1760. Noel William ALSTON [6041] (Percy Roy Playsted1397, Percy (Pat) Walter Filbee1144, William Alfred938, Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Dec 1938 in Long Melford SFK and died 17 Apr 2003 (Maundy Thurs) aged 64.

General Notes:
1939 Register
Cocanut House Hall Street , Melford R.D., Suffolk, England
Noel W Alston 16 Dec 1938 Under School Age

Noel was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London as a Citizen and Furniture Maker - 23 April 1970

ALSTON - Noel William, 1938 - 2003. Passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 17, 2003, aged 64. Beloved husband to Eva and much loved father to Amanda and Rebecca, much loved son of Jean, brother to Roy (Tim) and half sister Susan, much loved by his stepchildren Julia, Karl and Emma, loved and respected father-in-law to Marlowe, Fraser and Catherine, grampy to Bethy and Molly and grandpa to Edward, Michael, Harry and Elsa. Loved and missed by so many more.

1761. Janet Mary ALSTON [6043] (Percy Roy Playsted1397, Percy (Pat) Walter Filbee1144, William Alfred938, Sturgeon Drew762, Peter578, Thomas396, Peter195, Samuel71, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Aug 1951, died in Oct 2002 in Gt Waldingfield SFK aged 51, and was buried in Sudbury SFK.

1762. Norman ALSTON [224] (Edith ALSTON1399, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1880 in Warrnambool VIC AU, died on 10 Jun 1939 in Warrnambool VIC AU aged 59, and was buried in Warrnambool, Cemetery No 36/22.

General Notes:
Norman was a Roman Catholic.

Norman married Elizabeth Catherine DREW [256] in 1924. Elizabeth died on 13 Jun 1953.

1763. Elsie Margaret ALSTON [259] (Charles1401, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1895.

1764. Mary Eugene ALSTON [260] (Charles1401, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1899.

1765. John Cumming ALSTON [261] (Charles1401, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1900.

John married Florence Ceclia CLEMENTS [262] in 1924.

1766. Alice ALSTON [5299] (George Grey1402, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1885 and died on 8 Dec 1885 in Queensland Aust.

1767. Alan George Downing ALSTON [24508] (George Grey1402, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 11 Aug 1907 in Queensland Aust.

General Notes:
Alan George Downing Alston
Registration year 1907
Registration number 1907/002741
Death date 11 Aug 1907
Father's name(s) George Gray Alston
Mother's name(s) Elizabeth Jane Halliday Turner
Queensland Deaths 1829-1964

1768. Lucy Maria ALSTON [5300] (George Grey1402, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1885 and died on 19 Feb 1885 in Queensland Aust.

1769. Ann Turner ALSTON [5301] (George Grey1402, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Jun 1901 and died on 15 Jun 1901 in Queensland Aust.

1770. Sidney ALSTON [24513] (George Grey1402, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died on 21 Aug 1963 in Queensland Aust.

General Notes:
Sidney Alston
Death date 21 Aug 1963
Father's name(s) George Grey
Mother's name(s) Elizabeth Jane
Mother's last name Turner
Queensland Deaths 1829-1964

1771. Mabel Alice ALSTON [5303] (Arthur1403, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1888.

Mabel married Robert Sydney YOUNGER [5307] in 1915.

1772. Henry Arthur ALSTON [5304] (Arthur1403, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1891.

Henry married Ruby Florence KERR [5306] in 1918.

1773. Doris Ruby ALSTON [5305] (Arthur1403, George Downing1153, Charles940, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1892 and died in 1921 aged 29.

1774. Lillian A ALSTON [9694] (Henry J1413, Henry Charles1154, Henry George941, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in Nov 1880 in Wandsworth, London, SRY.

General Notes:
1880 Birth: December quarter, Wandsworth 1d 719 - ALSTON Lilian Agnes.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Islington MDX London. Lilian is recorded as a daughter aged 4 mths born Wandsworth

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Islington MDX London. Lillian is recorded as a daughter aged 10 born Wandsworth LON

3. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, St Marylebone LND. Lillian is recorded as Lilian a lodger single aged 21 Saleswomen in costumes born Putney LON

1775. Sydney Cecil MERRIFIELD [9495] (Alfred Alston MERRIFIELD1416, Mary Catherine ALSTON1155, Henry George941, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 30 Mar 1893 in Camberwell LND.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 86 Goodrich Rd Dulwich Camberwell. Sydney is recorded as a son aged 8 born Camberwell

Sydney married Florence STUBBS [11515].

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2122 M    i. William Richard MERRIFIELD [11516] was born in 1924 and died in 1988 aged 64.

1776. Winifred Elsie MERRIFIELD [9496] (Alfred Alston MERRIFIELD1416, Mary Catherine ALSTON1155, Henry George941, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Jun 1894 in Islington MDX London and died in Sep 1996 aged 102.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 86 Goodrich Rd Dulwich Camberwell. Winnie is recorded as a daughter aged 6 born Islington

Winifred married Edgar FOORD [11523].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2123 F    i. Margaret FOORD [13867] was born in 1922 and died in 2007 aged 85.

+ 2124 M    ii. Peter FOORD [13870] was born in 1924.

1777. Emily Gertrude MERRIFIELD [9497] (Alfred Alston MERRIFIELD1416, Mary Catherine ALSTON1155, Henry George941, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Sep 1897 in Dulwich and died on 14 Oct 1981 in Letchworth HRT aged 84.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 86 Goodrich Rd Dulwich Camberwell. Emily is recorded as a daughter aged 3 born Dulwich

1778. Mary Elizabeth MERRIFIELD [11524] (Alfred Alston MERRIFIELD1416, Mary Catherine ALSTON1155, Henry George941, James of Bocking763, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Sep 1905 in Forest Hill Honour Oak Park Lewisham LND and died on 9 Mar 1998 in Lewisham LND aged 92.

Mary married Dennis Francis COPE [11525] in 1942. Dennis was born on 6 Oct 1907 in Stamford Hill LND and died on 20 Mar 1976 in Lewisham LND aged 68.

General Notes:
1939 Register
Lebanon Grimms Hill , Amersham R.D., Buckinghamshire, England.
Denis F Cope 06 Oct 1907 Attendant On Elderly single

1779. Evelyn Catesby HOLLAND [459] (Frances LIVEING1420, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Feb 1882 in West Dulwich SRY and died on 9 Nov 1955 in General Hospital Bloemfontein South Africa aged 73.

General Notes:
Births.
Holland. February 26, at Norwood, the wife of Frederic Catesby Holland, of a son.
London Evening Standard 1 March 1882.

Evelyn settled in South Africa.

Holland. Evelyn Catesby of Shottermill District Faunesmith South Africa died 9 November 1955 at the General Hospital Bloemfontein Orange Free State South Africa. Probate Bloemfontein to Katharine Gwendolyn David Holland. Effects. 2070 19 8 in England. Sealed London 9 November 1956.
National Probate Calendar.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Hillside Leatherhead SRY. Evelyn is recorded as a son aged 9 a scholar born West Dulwich SRY

Evelyn married Katherine Gwendoline David KENNELLY [7065], daughter of John E KENNELLY [23637] and Katharine [23638], in May 1922. Katherine was born 3 Qtr 1891 in Wandsworth LND and was baptised on 11 Oct 1891 in All Saints Wandsworth LND.

General Notes:
In January 1921 a Katharine Gwendolyn Kennelly aged 29 a teacher travelled from Durban to London. Ref Ancestry.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Wandsworth LND. Katharine is recorded as a daughter aged 9 born Wandsworth LND

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Eltham KEN. Katharine is recorded as a student unmarried aged 19 born Wandsworth England

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2125 F    i. Frances Jane Margaret KENNELLY [7066] was born in Mar 1927.

1780. Dorothy Mary Frances Catesby HOLLAND [460] (Frances LIVEING1420, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Jan 1884 in Carlyle Square Chelsea London SW and died 1 Qtr 1967 in Reg Kensington LDN aged 83.

General Notes:
Dorothy is recorded as aged 84 at her death

Other Records

1. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Hillside Leatherhead SRY. Dorothy is recorded as a daughter aged 7 a scholar born Chelsea MDX

2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 52 Queen Ann St Cavendish Sq Marylebone MDX. Dorothy is recorded as a grandaughter aged 27 single born Carlyle Sq Chelsea LON

Dorothy married William Arthur SMITH [461] in Oct 1912 in Reg Stratford on Avon. William was born in May 1885 and died before 1953.

1781. George St John RANDS [462] (Margaret "Meg" LIVEING1421, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Mar 1893 in St James Dunston Northampton NTH and died in Mar 1978 in Market Harborough LEI aged 85.

General Notes:
George was a solicitor in Harlestone, Northampton up until 1961

George married Marjorie Joan Georgina BOWLES [7067] in Apr 1925. Marjorie was born in Jul 1896.

1782. Oliver Francis RANDS [463] (Margaret "Meg" LIVEING1421, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Mar 1895 in St James Dunston Northampton NTH, died on 3 May 1917 in action France aged 22, and was buried in Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

General Notes:
Oliver was educated at Oundle School Northhampton, and Royal School of Mines.
His death in action in France is recorded by the Commonwealth Wars Graves Com:
In Memory of OLIVER FRANCIS RANDS
Private PS/3177 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers
Who died on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 22.
Son of George William and Margaret Rands, of "Field Head", Dallington Avenue, Northampton. Educated at Oundle School, and Royal School of Mines.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference; Panel ; Bay 3 11

Research Notes:
Birth date may be 22 Mar 1895?



1783. Julia Violet Charlotte RANDS [464] (Margaret "Meg" LIVEING1421, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Dec 1898 in St James Dunston Northampton NTH and died on 10 Apr 1938 in Northampton NTH aged 39.

General Notes:
Noted Exhibitor of Elkhounds.
Death of Miss J V C Rands
The death took place in her sleep at a London nursing home, of Miss Julia Violet Charlotte Rands, only daughter of Mr George William Rands and Mrs Margaret Rands, of Field Head, Darlington, Northampton.
Miss Rands, who was but 38, had been ailing for some years, but her condition did not become serious until about a month ago. At Christmas time she spent a holiday in Scotland.
Born in Northampton of a well-known local family, her father is a partner in Mrs George and G W Rands, solicitors, of St Giles Square, Miss Rands was educated at St Ethelburga's school Harrogate.
Miss Rands was intensely interested in animals, especially dogs. She bred many, notably elkhounds, with which she won numerous prizes.
For many years Miss Rands was joined honorary secretary, with Mrs Humphry, of Darlington, of Northampton branch of the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She was also a member of the committee of the Elkhound Society.
Miss Rands was of musical and artistic temperament. She was particularly fond of animal portraiture and exhibited occasionally at art exhibitions in Northampton.
Ref: Northampton Mercury 30 April 1938.

There is a hymn board memorial in Stoke by Nayland church to Julia (1999). An inscription reads; "In memory of Julia Violet Charlotte only daughter of George and Margaret Rands, and grand daughter of Edward and Francis Liveing - daughter of Henry Bowden Torlesse R.N. Born 21st Dec 1898. Died 10 April 1938."



1784. Majorie Downing LIVEING [455] (Rev Henry George Downing LIVEING1422, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Jul 1891 in Bramley SRY, was baptised on 2 Aug 1891 in Holy Trinity Bramley SRY, and died on 4 Sep 1978 in St Leonards-on-Sea East Sussex aged 87.

General Notes:
Marjorie visited Alston Court 7 June 1963

Birth Ref Sept Qtr Hambledon 1891 2a 145 BDM

Liveing Archive: Images 3700 - 3704
NW 6
Nov 29 20
My dear Uncle Eddie
I got your letter this morning forwarded on from Rothersthorpe. I am away from home until next April. A bout the beginning of December: I am taking charge of the flat & servants,
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& of our branch of the family, also the Rands & let you have their cousin Charlie's address is (sic):10 Albert Court London SW7.
I am afraid the news of poor Aunt Suzie is no better. She is still in much the same condition
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absolutely miserable, & frightfully depressed, she never speaks a word they say from the time she gets up in the morning till she goes to bed at night. Of course she suffers from absurd delusions about herself. It's so tragic to see her so utterly different
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like quite another person. If only it had taken a happy form it would have been better, but to see her so absolutely wretched & hopeless is tragic.
Edward has got a very nice job for four months he is going out to Egypt with a Professor
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Blackman an Egyptologist, who is taking some boys out as well. Edward is going to tutor them while the Professor examines ancient remains. They go via Italy and will stay in Venice for a few days at Christmas then motor across Crete &
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Gandia - on to Alexandria, Cairo, & finally the upper Fords of the Nile which will be their head They will probably go up to Luxor before returning home in April. He has got a story into the November number of Blackwood's Magazine
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Dad & Mother will be quite alone for Christmas all the family being away. I believe it will be the first time that none of us have been at home for Christmas. I must not write more now. How is the Beast going these
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days? I do hope you're keeping well I should not think that Arthur MacDonald can be having a very comfortable time in Dublin just now!!
Yours affectly
Marjorie Liveing

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The Vicarage
Rothersthorpe
Northampton
March 25 21
My dearest Uncle Eddie
I have had the offer of a very specially good job in India, to be the secretary to Mr Holland the governor's agent in Rajpentana. it seems to (sic) good to refuse such a chance of seeing the world. The difficulty is finding L200 cash for the passage, & my outfit. Though I shall get L100 a year out there, & all expenses paid. Dad has promised by making a special effort to find me L100
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& I am writing to ask whether you would consider the possibility of a lending me L100 for 12 months, when we will undertake to repay it. We expect to be in a better position to find the cash at the end of another year. I should not have thought of worrying you about this, only Dad has had already to withdraw L200 from capital to complete Teddie's time at Oxford. My very great friend Joan Lethbridge has had the post but she is coming home to be married - so the post is vacant. She says the life is most interesting they travel into all the native
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states, paying visits to the Maharajah's when he (Mr Holland) goes on tour.
I wonder whether you & Aunt Emily have been away yet, as you were talking about it when I was staying with you. I am still with the Goscombe John's and am only down here for two nights to discuss this proposed arrangement. I go back to London tomorrow, my address will be
24 Greville Rd
St Johns Wood
NW6
If I do go I shall have two sail about May 6th I think.
Please give much love to aunt
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Emily. I hope that you are both keeping well.
With love
yours affectly
Marjorie Liveing

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Greville Rd
St Johns Wood
NW6
March 31 21
My dearest Uncle Eddie
Ever so many thanks for your letter, & so kindly sane that you would lend me a L100. It is really very dear of you, many many thanks. Since writing to you the situation has altered somewhat. To start with I felt when I got back to London that
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considering the money question all round, it was too much of a risk for me to take, as there would always be the possibility of my crocking up. So I wrote to Catherine & asked her whether she would like to take on the job, the post takes some time so I have not yet had an answer but expect to hear today. Now this morning I have had a letter from the fiance of my great
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friend Joan Lethbridge, whose post I was to fill, and he says I can stand out for my passage both going out and coming back. That very much alters things and I should not then feel I was risking so much. I should only have to ask you to lend me the money for a very short time, until I get out there and get it refunded. Until I hear from Catherine
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I shall not know which of us will go. If she cables to say she will take the job I shall let her go because I think she is so very well fitted for the post & she will have chucked up her present job. I can keep on with this one ad: lib: I am so sorry that you have been seedy again it is wretched for you. Poor dear Uncle George I did not know he had
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been in bed with his leg bad again. Please give him my love & sympathy when you next see him.
My love to Aunt Emily & yourself, & again many thanks.
I will write in a day or two & tell you what has been definitely settled.
Your affectate niece
Marjorie Liveing
P. S. How goes the pedigree?
I am sure, Catherine my grandmother did not take this post because she was married in August 1921 in London, only 3 months after the proposed sailing date in May. I have no idea if Marjorie went. C.H.B.

Liveing Marjorie, 20 Evelyn Mansions Carlyle Plc
SW 1 Victoria 5094
Ancestry: London phone book 1945/46/47

This may be Marjorie Liveing [9737]

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Hyde Vicarage Winchester. Marjorie is recorded as a daughter aged 19 single born Bramley SRY

1785. Catherine Downing LIVEING [456] (Rev Henry George Downing LIVEING1422, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Aug 1893 in 41 Newland Northhampton, was baptised on 10 Oct 1893 in Northampton NTH, died on 27 Apr 1980 in Ramsgate KEN aged 86, and was buried in Upper Hardres KEN.

General Notes:
Birth ref Dec quarter 1893 Northampton 3b 42 BDM

Catherine's ashes were interred in her husbands grave at Upper Hardres, Kent.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Hyde Vicarage Winchester. Catherine is recorded as a daughter aged 17 single at school born St Sepulchre Northampton

Catherine married Lt Col James Waugh BUTTERS [7069], son of Joseph BUTTERS [9366] and Janet WAUGH [9367], on 3 Aug 1921 in St Thomas Portman Sq London. James was born on 19 May 1886 in Schoenfeld Austria, died on 5 Jul 1964 in Stelling Minnis KEN aged 78, and was buried in SS Peter & Paul, Upper Hardres, Kent..

Marriage Notes:
Catherine was aged 27 at her marriage and her residence is given on the marriage certificate as Hotel Somerset.
James was aged 35 of Kremlin, Newmarket, Cambridge. A batchelor, a tempory Captain of H.M. Army seconded to the Foreign Office.
Witnesses were Henry G D Liveing, M Liveing, Margaret Liveing, Joseph Butters and cousin Alec Waugh (who was also best man).




The child from this marriage was:

+ 2126 F    i. Anne BUTTERS [7070] was born on 2 Dec 1923 in Coblenz Germany and died on 15 Nov 2005 in Maidstone KEN aged 81.


1786. Edward George Downing LIVEING [457] (Rev Henry George Downing LIVEING1422, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 Mar 1895 in Romsey HAM, died on 31 Jan 1963 in London aged 67, and was buried in Stoke By Nayland SFK.

General Notes:
Bradfield College Register; 2567 Sept. 1909.
Liveing Edward George Downing. b Mar 1895; a. Sept. 1909; l. Jul 1912; St Johns Coll. Oxon; Exhr., 1914; BA 1920; MA 1925; 2nd Lieut 12th Lon. Regt., served in France, Palestine, Egypt. Capt., North Regional Director BBC.

Edward at St Johns College Oxford, could claim Founders Kin. He was an author and had a distinguished career with the BBC.

Liveing Archive: Images 3708 - 3711
Fir Hill,
East Downs Road
Bowden,
Cheshire,
East Downs
January 29, 1928
My dear Uncle Eddie
I send you with this letter a very interesting letter which I have just received from Mr Hedley Hope-Nicholson. I am also sending a copy to my father who, as
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you know, has recently been making investigations of the Harwich registers. I am writing to Mr Nicholson today saying how interested we are in his letter and (with which I am sure you will agree) suggesting that he should get into touch with yourself and my father. It is quite likely that the papers
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in his possession may be of use to you from the point of view of amplifying details in the family genealogy. We were both delighted to hear that Aunt Emily was progressing so well and hope that she is now able to read again. I suppose that it takes some time before the full benefit of the
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operation is felt. Please give her our love and best wishes. I believe that you are now busy making wireless sets of your own, and would very much like to come over at a weekend when the good weather begins to set in, and listen to foreign stations, with you. I shall never forget that dreadful super heterodyne
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that I brought over and how it kept us up into the early hours of the night!
We left our flat at Kersal a fortnight ago and are living in the rooms here for a few weeks until we move into a small house, which we are buying, in Disley. I have decided that it is
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better to pay off a mortgage to a reputable building society than an exorbitant rent to a profiteering Manchester landlord. The majority of one's money becomes capital which it certainly does not when one is a tenant. I hope that you are keeping well and should very much like to have your news.
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Our love to both of you,
Your affectionate nephew
Ted
Edward George Downing Liveing.

The Times 1 July 1937 pg 14 col D.
Mr E G D Liveing.
Mr E G D Liveing, North Regional director of the BBC., formerly a station director at Manchester, and previously connected with the now discontinued Nottingham station, retired from the service of the corporation last night after nearly 13 years.

In 1942 aged 47 Edward George D Liveing sailed from Liverpool to Freetown Sierra Leone on the Ashantian. He is described as a BBC official. Ref: findmypast - 2011

The Times 6 December 1947 pg 5 col E.
BBC Officials.
To the Editor of The Times.
Sir, The BBC's recently announced establishment of a board of directors under the chairmanship of the Director General raises certain issues which deserve public attention. Of the four members whose names have hitherto been published only two have seen a long service in the BBC, one has only become associated with it comparatively recently, and the fourth is an entire newcomer. If one takes into account the fact that the Director General himself, admittedly a most able administrator, joined the BBC as editor in chief in 1943, it will be seen that length of experience in broadcasting is not one of the assets of the new board.
The BBC has been in existence for 25 years. It is no longer a newly fledged organisation and it has long since developed into a professional service. An official's relationship with broadcasting, even if it is concerned with administration or publicity - I purposely mention those two branches of the service most remote from the studios - requires intimate knowledge of the art of radio, and this knowledge can only be acquired through some considerable length of employment in a broadcasting institution. The introduction of persons in experienced in broadcasting matters into the higher executive posts of the BBC has, with a few exceptions, been unsuccessful in the past; and it seems unfortunate that the BBC should not have learned wisdom in this respect from earlier mistakes. It is difficult enough, even for a newcomer brought into the BBC had a low grade, to master the nature of his work within one or two years. It is much more difficult for someone brought in at a high level to assimilate the complexities both of the organisation and radio technique; and during the period of such assimilation he must rely largely on the men beneath him, thus creating them an added burden.
There is another aspect which should be noted. This is the unfortunate effect on the morale of a public institution in which employees must realise by now that they have very little opportunity for rising to the top. A morbid atmosphere group sent to any organisation whose officials know that they cannot carry field marshals battens in their knapsacks. There are a number of extremely able man in the BBC today who could take over work in higher posts than those which they are holding now, and this particularly applies to that of Director of Administration, now allotted to an air chief marshal. No one would dispute this officer's great abilities, but he has yet to prove himself in an entirely new field of professional activity. One wonders what effect it would have if the position were reversed and a BBC official were introduced into the Air Ministry in a similar appointment. The name of the new Director of the "Spoken Word" has not yet been disclosed, and it can only be hoped that it will be filled from the ranks of the BBC.
It will be contented, and rightly, that fresh blood should be brought into the management of the BBC from time to time. The proper place for this is the Board of Governors, the composition of which is subject to periodical changes in accordance with the provisions of the BBC's Charter. But to introduce amateurs, however distinguished, into the executive is altogether another matter. I venture to say that the issues raised in regard to the BBC go far beyond that organisation, since there is a regrettable tendency in public life today for vacancies to be filled by persons who have made names in their particular spheres of life, but may be quite unfittered for others.
I am, Sir, yours faithfully,
E G D Liveing.
Savile Club, 69 Brook St. W1, Dec 4.

Liveing, Edward George Downing, 1895-
The House of Harrild, 1801-1948
Subject: Harrild and Sons, Ltd (Printers & Printing Machinery)
Published London : Harrild and Sons Ltd 1949
Available at GUILDHALL LIBRARY.
Physical Description: ix, 69 p : ill. ; 30 cm

Liveing, Edward George Downing, 1895-
Pioneers of petrol: a centenary history of Carless, Capel and Leonard, 1859-1959. (Distillers & Refiners who tradenamed petroleum distillate as Petrol)
Subject: Carless, Capel and Leonard, Ltd. Gasoline. Petroleum industry and trade History Great Britain
Published London : H.F. & G. Witherby 1959
Available at GUILDHALL LIBRARY.
Physical Description: xxiii, 94 p : illus ; 23 cm

Liveing, Edward G. D. (Edward George Downing), 1895-1963
Adventure in publishing : the House of Ward Lock, 1854-1954
Subject: Ward, Lock and Company, Ltd. Publishers and publishing Great Britain. (Renowned for the Red guides)
Published London : Ward, Lock 1954
Available at GUILDHALL LIBRARY and ST BRIDE LIBRARY.
Physical Description: 108 p : ill. ; 22 cm. 108 p : illus ; 22 cm

Liveing, Edward G. D. (Edward George Downing), 1895-1963
A century of insurance : the Commercial Union group of insurance companies,1861-1961:a centenary history
Subject: Commercial Union Assurance Company
Published London : Witherby 1961
Available at BARBICAN STACK and GUILDHALL LIBRARY.
Physical Description: 320 p : illus ; 26 cm. 320p.,ill.,26cm

Liveing, Edward G. D (Edward George Downing), 1895-1963
Burrup, Mathieson & Company Ltd., printers & stationers in the city of London, 1628-1950
Notes: Typewritten. Published 1950
Physical Description: 29 p ; 34 cm
Available at GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

A history of Edward's residential address's via the English telephone directories.

Victoria 3140 Liveing EGD 32 Morpeth mans SW1
Ancestry: London Phone Book 1907/20

Nottingham 6807 Liveing E 47 Highfield rd WB
Ancestry: Birmingham Nottingham Sheffield etc Phone Book 1925

Chorlton-c-H 1130 Liveing EGD 56 Alexander rd S Whalley Range
Ancestry: Liverpool Manchester Cumberland etc Phone Book 1925

H Broughton 1131 Liveing E G D Heath Mount Vine st Kersal
Ancestry: Liverpool Manchester Cumberland etc Phone Book 1926/27

Liveing E G D Dawn cott Hr Disley Disley 125
Ancestry: Liverpool Manchester Cumberland etc Phone Book 1928/29/30/31/32/33

Liveing E G D 16 Kingston rd Didsbury 1977
Ancestry: Liverpool Manchester Cumberland etc Phone Book 1937

Liveing EGD9 Addison tce 14 Rusholme 1559
Ancestry: Liverpool Manchester Cumberland etc Phone Book 1934/35

Liveing EGD Little Timbers Black corner Crawley Pound Hill 123
Ancestry: Essex Norwich Bedford etc Phone Book 1939

Liveing E G D Cottage-by-the-Stream Chideock Chideock 309
Ancestry: Southampton Exeter Bristol etc Phone Book 1942/43/44/46

Liveing E G D Flat 4 Newton hall Gt Dunmow 433
Ancestry: Colchester Cambridge Oxford etc Phone Book 1954

Liveing E G D 28 John st WC1 Holborn 0955
Ancestry: London Phone Book 1959/60/61/62/64

The Times 2 February 1963 pg 12 col C
Obituary.
MR E. G. D. LIVEING.
Mr. Edward George Downing Liveing who died in London on Thursday at the age of 67. was a pioneer of BBC development in the Midlands and North who returned to serve the corporation during the last war.
Born in 1895. he went to Bradfield and St. John's College. Oxford, where he was an Exhibitioner in English Literature. He was in France and Palestine with the London Regiment in the First World War and Assistant to the Military Censor in Egypt in 1918-19.
He joined the B.B.C. in 1924 after having edited "Discovery" for two years. As director of the relay station at Nottingham he gained experience which was useful in the wider activities of helping to create the B.B.C. North Region in the late twenties.
Until 1937, when he resigned from the corporation, he was its North Regional director.
After travelling in northern Europe he was recalled by the war to broardcasting. The establishment of the Staff Welfare Unit in 1941 was followed by a brief spell as West Regional director. Then Liveing was sent to the Middle East in 1942 for liaison work between the B.B.C., the Minister of State's office. and the service authorities.
As first Middle East director he established the B.B.C. Cairo office in 1943.
After the war he acted as Joint Secretary of the Educational lnterchange Council and wrote several commercial histories. He was a contributor to Blackwoods magazine and The Fortnightly Review. His "Attack" was one of the earliest books by a serviceman about the First World War.
He was a member of the Savile Club He married in 1923 Gladys Constance Baker. who died in 1959. There was one daughter of the marriage who survives him.
Pg 404 Alstoniana.

LIVEING, Edward George Downing (1895-1963)
Details: LIVEING, Edward George Downing, MA; Author and commercial historian; born 24 March 1895; son of late Rev. H. G. D. Liveing and Margaret Rands; married 1923, Gladys Constance Baker (died 1959); one daughter.
Education: Bradfield Coll.; St John's Coll. Oxford (Exhibitioner in English Literature).
Work: Served during 1914-1918 War with London Regt in France and Palestine (wounded in Battle of Somme); Asst to Military Censor, Egypt, 1918-1919. Editor of Discovery, 1921-1923. Joined BBC in 1924; entrusted with creation of BBC's N. of England Region in 1928 and was its North Regional Dir till 1937. Mem. of Lancashire Industrial Development Council, 1935-1937. Managing Director, Motoring Abroad Publications Ltd, 1938-1939. During 1939-1945 War returned to BBC for special war-time activities including establishment of Staff Welfare Unit, 1941, appt as West Regional Director, 1941-1942, assignment in Middle East 1942 for liaison between BBC, the Minister of State's office, the service authorities, and Arab governments during El Alamein period; as its first Middle East Director established BBC Office in Cairo, 1943. Joint Secretary, Educational Interchange Council, 1946-1947.
Publications: Attack; The House of Harrild; Adventure in Publishing; Pioneers of Petrol; A Century of Insurance; Across the Congo; contributions to Blackwood's Magazine, Fortnightly Review, etc.
Recreations: travel.
Address: 28 John Street, London WC1. Telephone: Holborn 0955.
Clubs: Savile.
Died: 31 January 1963
Ref: Know UK CD

Research Notes:
There are 7 pictures of Edward in the NPG

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Hyde Vicarage Winchester. Edward is recorded as a son aged 16 single at school born Romsey HAM However the entry is struck out

Edward married Gladys Constance BAKER [2043] in Apr 1923 in Axebridge Somerset. Gladys was born on 9 Oct 1901 and died in 1959 aged 58.

General Notes:
Gladys C Liveing aged 34 arrived Port of Plymouth ENG from Lourenco Marques Mozambique, 18 Mar 1935. Ships name City of Ngapur
Ancestry.com

Mrs G Liveing born 1902, left on the City of Ngapur, in 1935, on a "round voyage" London to South Africa and back. The manifest records her address as 9 Addison Tce, Victoria Park, Manchester
Ref: findmypast 2011

Liveing Mrs G C 347A Upper Richmond rd SW15 Putney 6115
Ancestry: London Phone Book 1935/36/37/38

1939 Register
14 Queens Parade , Bristol C.B., Gloucestershire, England
Gladys C Liveing aged 44 was recorded as being at the Watts Houshold She is listed as married occupation unpaid domestic duties.



1787. Frances Downing LIVEING [458] (Rev Henry George Downing LIVEING1422, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Jun 1898 in Winchester HAM and died on 11 Mar 1979 in Margate KEN aged 80.

General Notes:
Frances appears on a list of British passengers embarked at the port of Southampton and bound on the Aquitania for New York 14th January 1928. She is listed as a Nurse aged 29 travelling 1st class with Ernest Davies, Director aged 25, his wife Natalie aged 24 and their son Peter aged 7 months. Their address is given as 35 Ormarch Gate, London SW. However, the American immigration list of passengers arriving in New York shows the ship departing Southampton on 18th January arriving in New York on 26th and shows Frances's name crossed out with a note at the base of the page 'Did not embark'.

Birth Ref Sep Qtr 1898 Winchester 2c 133 BDM

Frances was recorded as living with her parents in the 1939 Register, her occupation unpaid domestic duties.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Hyde Vicarage Winchester. Frances is recorded as a daughter aged 12 at school born Winchester HAM

1788. Capt Robert Henry Torlesse LIVEING [465] (William Robert Francis LIVEING1423, Dr Edward LIVEING M.D. F.R.C.P.1165, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 16 Sep 1896 in Lewisham LND and died on 27 May 1961 aged 64.

General Notes:
Birth Ref Dec quarter 1896 Lewisham 1d 1228 BDM

Robert was in the Tank Corps, and was posted to Egypt c1916 - 1918. He was wounded in the second battle of Gaza in April 1917, when his Mk I male tank was shelled and destroyed. He lost an eye and was for a time dangerously ill.

Tanks were described by the Army as "His Majesty's Land Ship" and had official names. Roberts HMLS, was called "Sir Archibald" after the General Officer Commanding Egypt 1916-1917

Robert's Military Record.
To No.2 Battalion Battalion Commander
L.P.T.B. Home Guard.
1914-1916,19th Royal Fusiliers. (Public School Battalion).
Served overseas, France 1915 to March 1916.
Cadet Course at Keble College, Oxford, March & April 1916.
GrantedCommission, 2nd Lieutenant in H.S.M.G.G. (Royal Tank Corps)
Served overseas, Palestine December 1916.
Wounded at Gaza, 1917. (April) .
Transfered to Delta and Western Force H.Q. Staff, Abassia, on General List,
doing duty as Camp Commandant and Cypher Officer.
Gazetted rank of 1st Lieutenant, November 1917.
Transferred G.H.Q. Cairo & District, doing duty as acting Staff captain.
Returned to England, March 1919
Discharged with rank of 1st.Lieutenant on retired pay and wound pension.
RHTL
2nd. I/C "C" Company
No.2 Battalion.

Robert Henry Torlesse Liveing
Military Years: 1914-1920
Rank: Private subsequently commissioned. Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Regimental Number: PS/3662 Previous Units: 19/R. Fus. Pte. PS/3662
Ref: Ancestry

Suppliment to London Gazette 13 November 1942.
The Undermentioned to be 2nd Lt.
12 Oct 1942: Lt Robert Henry Torlesse Liveing (244567)

Robert served with distinction in the Home Guard during WWII

Robert on the death of his uncle Edward Henry Liveing received most of the "family relics" as he put it. He further conserved the records mounting some in a folder the family have dubbed "Red Book".
The following are extracts from same:

"Now all that most of the family relics have passed into my hands: I have made a revised list of same From E. H. Liveing's two green notebooks. This has been done as some of the relics from Brookfield House Longstanton Cambridge, were beyond repair. A quantity of books were also left to me but owing to lack of space, I was unable to take them.
Numerous letters, family Bibles and other items I thought should be returned to the respective families of R/Admiral Torlesse of Alverstoke Hants., and Colonel Fenn of Alston Court Nayland. This I did in January 1952."
R.H.T. Liveing
1952.

Army and Navy Club,
Pall Mall, SW1
13 January 1952.
My dear Liveing,
The parcel containing portraits, letters etc arrived safely and without damage on Friday shortly before my wife and I took off for a weekend in London to celebrate her birthday. I have therefore only had time to glance through the contents but I have seen enough to realise how valuable and interesting they will be to me and my family. It must have given you a great deal of trouble to sort things out and I can't thank you adequately for passing them on to me. I am indeed grateful. One of these days when I am in London I would much like to come and see you to thank you personally. I imagine it is quite easy to reach Radlett from here though I haven't made any enquiries yet as to how it may be done. Remember please that we would be delighted to put you up in Nayland at any time she would you care to visit a neighbourhood. With renewed thanks.
Believe me
Yours very sincerely
Alston Fenn.

10 Bury Road,
Alverstoke,
Hampshire
12 January 1952.
My dear Liveing,
Very many thanks for your letter and for bringing up the bonnet box. It was very kind of you to take the trouble, and very convenient for me, as my wife came up to town with the car yesterday to take the boys to a pantomime and so we were able to bring it home last night without any trouble.
I am only sorry that I did not know you were coming so that I could have asked you to lunch. However we must try to meet another time, and I hope next time you come to town and will be free for lunch you will let me know.
The box is certainly a curiosity, and I shall be interested to read the letters some time. I am glad to have Henry B. Torlesse's family Bible. We also have his grandfather's with the record of a large family of Torlesses in the early 18th century.
Yours very sincerely
David Torlesse.

The Red Book also records of these items, originally owned by Charles Liveing:
Empress Josephine Cabinet, which belonged to the Empress and was bought by Charles on one of his many Continental tours.
Relic of the Royal George - a small bronze cannon on an oak carriage, (The Royal George sank off Spithead 1782.)
Bronze figure of a boy - on a Sienna marble pediment.

1939 Register
10 Selborne Gardens , Hendon M.B., Middlesex, England
RobertLiveing16 Sep 1896L P T B (Railway) Mechanic Engineer (Electrician) Married
Josephine (M) Liveing03 Jun 1890Unpaid Domestic DutiesMarried

Liveing Capt R H T 10 Selborne gdns Hendon 3216
Ancestry: London Phone Book 1937/38/39/41/42/43/45/46

Liveing Capt R H T Waverly 8 Hillside Rd Radlett 6327
Ancestry: London Phone Book 1946/47/48/49/50/52/53/54

Liveing R H T Parkbury 74 Offington dv Worthing Swandean 684
Ancestry: Brighton Phone Book 1955/56/57/59/60/61/62/63/64/66/68.

Liveing Robert Henry Torlesse of Parkbury 74 Offington Drive Worthing died 27 May 1961 Probate London 13 July to Josephine Mary Liveing widow. Effects L5352 10s 0d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.

Research Notes:
Tanks in Palestine WWI:
A detachment of eight heavy Mark I tanks from the Tank Corps (also known as Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps) reached the front. Tanks had been in use in France since September 1916 and Palestine was to be the only other theatre of the war they were employed. They "seemed to offer the best chance of a successful frontal assault." Lyden-Bell reported to the War Office that they would frighten the defenders "out of their lives." Senior officers apparently deployed them for this purpose in widely separated pairs.
The tanks which arrived in Palestine in January 1917 had been used for instruction and were not of the latest type, however during a trial attack they proved themselves in the sandy conditions. "The sand though fairly heavy, did not interfere with them in the least. They buzzed along most satisfactorily." They worked well in sand so long as the treads were not greased, which was the normal practice. The tank, War Baby was powered by a Daimler 105 horse power engine. It had a revolver, loop holes, periscopes, dynamos and differentiator, and was armed with four Hotchkiss machine guns and two auxiliary guns. This tank was manned by one officer sitting beside the driver, four gunners on bike seats and two greasers.
The tanks were to be deployed along the front and advance across open country where they could give shelter to the infantry following behind them. However, as the tanks became targets the infantry also suffered, and only two tanks succeeded in reaching their objectives.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Gaza

WWI Tanks were classified male and female dependent on the main armament carried. For males, this was a naval 6 pounder gun carried in a sponson on the side of the tank and, apart from the barrel being shortened, this was constant all through the war. For females it was 2 machine guns per sponson per side, of differing types as the war progressed.

Re a Liveing Crest.
Waverley
8 Hillside Rd,
Radlett,
Herts.
On February 20, 1952 I wrote to the College of Arms sending a wax seal impression also a very rough sketch of these arms - asking if a search could be made to ascertain if they are the Liveing Arms.
RL

College of Arms London E.C. 4
21st February 1952
RHJ (sic) Liveing Esq.,
Waverley
8 Hillside Rd,
Radlett,
Herts.
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your letter of the 20th of February and enclosures.
If you would care to send the search free of three guineas I shall be pleased to make a search in our records with a view to answering your enquiry. If the arms are found I can then let you know the cost of copies.
Yours faithfully
Anthony R Wagner
Richmond Herald

College of Arms London E.C. 4
26 February 1952
RHJ (sic) Liveing Esq.,
Waverley
8 Hillside Rd,
Radlett,
Herts.
Dear Sir
thank you for your letter of the 22nd of February and enclosed cheque for three guineas for which I send my receipt.
The Arms of which you sent details are in fact those of the family of Levinge of Baddesley, Warwickshire, and elsewhere, as entered in the Visitation of Warwickshire in 1619. Vert a chevron Or in chief three escollops Argent, with the Crest: Within a Chaplet Vert an escallop Argent a branch of this family is represented at the present day by Sir Richard Levinge Bt. In these circumstances your own right to these arms can only be established if it could be shown that you were descended from the Levinge family, and that the name had in some way become altered or corrupted. To ascertain the facts in regard to this genealogical research is necessary, and if he would care to send me such particulars as you have of your own pedigree with places and dates of birth, marriages and death of ancestors in the direct male line where known, I would try to advise you on the possibilities and cost.
Yours faithfully
Anthony R Wagner
Richmond Herald

Copy of a letter dated 27 February 1952 to:
Anthony R Wagner Esq.,
Richmond Herald.
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your letter of 26 February and for the information contained therein also for the trouble you have taken. I appreciate that it would be necessary to show that I must be descended from the Levinge family - unfortunately my pedigree only goes back to 1684 from authentic records - although prior to that date the registers of Harwich, Eling Nr Southampton, and Hadley in Suffolk show such names as Lyvine, Livinge, Lyving, Levying and many other similar corruptions from 1546; but I have no scroll up until 1684 to prove my right. It is curious that a great uncle Captain William Liveing R.N. had a seal of the arms in question also a silver salver (both of which I now possess) with the same arms in described here on - this was a presentation on his retirement as chairman of the Governors of the Paddington Board of Guardians nearly 100 years ago. As I am not in a position to explained a big outlay to further the enquiry is at present I regret I shall have to let the matter drop. I have been collecting and putting together details of my family, hence the enquiry I have made a view.
Thanking you, I am,
Yours faithfully
R.L.
College of Arms London E.C. 4
28 February 1952
RHJ (sic) Liveing Esq.,
Waverley

8 Hillside Rd,
Radlett,
Herts.
Dear Sir
Thank you for your letter of the 27th of February. I appreciate the position but would suggest that when your researches are completed you should submit the pedigree so far as you feel you can establish it for official registration here so that the results gained may not be lost, and a basis may be available for anyone in a position to carry the work further hereafter.
Yours faithfully
Anthony R. Wagner
Richmond Herald.

Copy of a letter dated 29 February 1952 to:
Anthony R Wagner
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your letter of 28 February: I am greatly obliged for your suggestion and help in the matter. I have every hope of taking it up again at some later date. All the material so far collected I am carefully keeping together.
Yours faithfully
RL

RHT Liveing Esq.,
Parkbury,
74 Offington Drive,
Worthing,
Sussex.
College of Arms London E.C. 4
12 January 1955
Dear Sir
Further to my assistat's letter of 29 December 1954, the cost of cleaning and flattening out as much as possible the painting of arms you have sent me, and touching up the paint when necessary, will amount to L3-2-6.
If you would care to send me a cheque for that amount, the work shall be put in hand.
Yours faithfully,
Anthony R Wagner
Richmond Herald.

RHT Liveing Esq.,
Parkbury,
74 Offington Drive,
Worthing,
Sussex.
College of Arms London E.C. 4
17 January 1955
Dear Sir
Thank you for your letter of the 13th January 1955 enclosing a cheque for L3-2-6 for which I send my receipt herewith.
The work shall now be put in hand.
Yours faithfully,
Anthony R Wagner.
Richmond Herald.

Other Records

1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Lewisham LND. Robert is described as a son aged 4 born Lewisham Kent

2. Robert H T Liveing: Post card to his mother, Mar 1913, England.
Liveing Archive

Postmarked : Tonbridge MR 14 13
Just a line to hope you are quite well and not lonely. We had a most lovely day here yesterday & I hope we have a nice one today. Will you be able to get my camera off so as I can get it on Sat
Much love
Bobbie
Card is of a sailing boat.


3. Robert H T Liveing: WWI Service, 1917, Palestine.
Liveing Archive

Robert was part of the first deployment of the Tank outside the European Theatre in WWI, he lost an eye and very nearly his life when his "Bus - Sir Archibald" took a Turkish shell in Palestine, April 1917.

4. Robert H T Liveing: WWII Service, 1939 To 1945, England.
Liveing Archive

Robert served with distinction in the Home Guard during WWII

5. If the Invader Comes: How to act in the event of an invasion of Great Britain., WWII.

Robert married Josephine Mary BEHAN [466], daughter of Edward Christopher BEHAN [14792] and Jane REILLY [14793], in Nov 1918. Josephine was born on 3 Jun 1889 in 16 Basin Lane Dublin, was baptised on 6 Jun 1889 in St James Dublin, died on 4 Nov 1970 aged 81, and was buried in Durrington Cemetery Worthing SSX.

General Notes:
Josephine served as a nurse in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) 1915 - 1918. She met Robert in Egypt and married him in 1918. He was wounded and lost an eye in 1917 in the 2nd battle of Gaza.

British Overseas Marriages
Egypt
JOSEPHINE MARY BEHAN
Marriage year1918
Marriage placeCairo Roman Catholic Chaplaincy Egypt
Groom's other name(s)Henry Torlesse
Groom's occupationLieutenant
Groom's father's first name(s)William
Groom's father's last nameLiving
Groom's mother's name(s)Millicent nee Flick
Bride's other name(s)Mary
Bride's residence or birth placeDublin
Bride's father's first name(s)Christopher
Bride's father's last name Behan
Bride's mother's name(s)Jane nee O'Rielly
Ref: Findmypast

Liveing J 74 Offington dv Worthing 64684
Ancestry: Brighton Phone Book 1969/71/72

Other Records

1. Josephine M Behan: Early life and in nursing in Egypt, Cir 1917, Helouan & Assuan Egypt.

2. Josephine M Behan: Family life, 1919 to 1940's.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2127 F    i. Nora May LIVEING [468] was born on 25 Dec 1919 in Edmonton MDX, died on 27 Jan 1995 aged 75, and was buried in Deansgrange Cemetery Dublin.

+ 2128 F    ii. Millicent Jane LIVEING [467] was born on 25 Dec 1919 in Edmonton MDX, died on 6 Apr 2009 in Windsor BRK aged 89, and was buried in Henley-on-Thames OXF.

1789. Maj Gen Charles Scott NAPIER C.B. [7054] (Katherine Edith LIVEING1424, Dr Robert LIVEING M.D.1166, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Feb 1899 in India, was baptised on 3 May 1899 in Bangalore Madras, and died on 16 Jun 1946 aged 47.

General Notes:
Charles Napier was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, England. He fought in the Second World War and was Chief of Movements and Transportation Branch 6-4 Division, Supreme HQ, Allied Expeditionary Force between 1943 and 1945.1 He was decorated with the award of the Legion of Honour, invested as: Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.), Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) and decorated Commander, U.S. Legion of Merit.

Charles married Ida Kathleen DOUETIL [21762], daughter of Victor Napoleon DOUETIL [21763], on 8 Aug 1927. Ida died in 1979.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2129 M    i. Rev Michael Scott NAPIER [21765] was born on 15 Feb 1929 and died on 22 Aug 1996 in London aged 67.

1790. Maj Alexander NAPIER [7055] (Katherine Edith LIVEING1424, Dr Robert LIVEING M.D.1166, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 7 Sep 1904 and died on 31 Aug 1954 aged 49.


1791. Lt Cmdr. Robert George LIVEING R.N. [7057] (Lieut Col R.A. Charles Hawker LIVEING C.M.G. D.S.O.1426, Dr Robert LIVEING M.D.1166, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born 2 Qtr 1905 in Woolwich KEN and died 1 Qtr 1968 in Reg Dist Portsmouth aged 62.

General Notes:
Birth Ref Jun Qtr 1905 Woolwich 1d 1255 BDM

Sub Lieut., R G Liveing sailed from London to Hongkong in 1927, on the P.O. ship Kyber Ref: findmypast 2011

1929 Robert is registered as a shareholder in the Gt Western Railway.

Marriages.
Liveing - Bickmore.
On January 9, 1931 at St Mary Abbot's, Kensington, Lt R G Liveing, R.N., son of Col C H Liveing, CMG, DSO, and Mrs Liveing, to Manon, widow of Lt N A Bickmore, R.N., Daughter of Major and Mrs Vere Ker-Seymer.
Ref: Unidentified Newspaper Report

A history of Robert's residential address's via the English telephone directories.

Liveing Lt R G R.N. Segenworth Farm hse Titchfield 28
Ancestry: Norwich Cambridge Essex etc Phone Book 1932/33/34/35/36

Liveing Lt Comdr R G R.N. Kingswood Brodrick ave Gosport 8647
Ancestry: Bristol Plymouth Southampton etc Phone Book 1936/37/38/39

Liveing Lt Comdr R G R.N. 36 Southsea ter Portsmouth 6382
Ancestry: Bristol Plymouth Southampton etc Phone Book 1941

Liveing Lt Comdr R G R.N. Kingswood Brodrick ave Gosport 89497
Ancestry: Bristol Plymouth Southampton etc Phone Book 1946/49/50/51/52/53/54/55/56/57/58

Liveing Lt Comdr R G R.N. Westerhouse ave Alverstoke Gosport 8452
Ancestry: Bristol Plymouth Southampton etc Phone Book 1938/39/46/49/50/51/52/53

Liveing Lt Comdr R G R.N. Kingswood Brodrick ave Gosport 83556
Ancestry: Bristol Plymouth Southampton etc Phone Book 1960/61/62/64/65/66/67/68/69/70
Some listed under M Liveing?)

Death 1 Qtr 1968 Portsmouth 68 695

Robert married Manon Diana KER-SEYMER [14794], daughter of Horace Vere Clay KER-SEYMER [14796] and Diana CREYKE [14797], on 9 Jan 1931 in St Mary Abbots Kensington London. Manon was born on 20 Jan 1903 in Chelsea LND MDX.

General Notes:
1939 Register
26 Crescent Road , Gosport M.B., Hampshire, England. (Leah Household)
Manon D Liveing Birth 20 Jan 1903 Private MeansWidowed

Research Notes:
Ref: Ker-Seymer Tree - Colin B Gurney, (Coventry), Family Tree Ancestry 2012

1792. Sheila Eithne Harriet MACDONALD [7061] (Major Arthur Kennan MACDONALD MA Cantab.1429, Harriet LIVEING1167, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Sep 1907 in Dublin.

General Notes:
They have living issue 2012

Other Records

1. Census: Ireland, 1911, Kildare Street Dublin IRL. Sheila is recorded as a daughter aged 3 born Dublin

Sheila married Denis Anthony HEGARTY [14758], son of Denis HEGARTY [14759] and Elizabeth KIRBY [14760]. Denis was born in 1907 in Miltown Cork IRL.

1793. Noel Kennan MACDONALD [7062] (Major Arthur Kennan MACDONALD MA Cantab.1429, Harriet LIVEING1167, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Jan 1909 in Dublin.

Other Records

1. Census: Ireland, 1911, Kildare Street Dublin IRL. Knole is recorded as a son aged 2 born Dublin

1794. Lucy Catherine Mary MACDONALD [7063] (Major Arthur Kennan MACDONALD MA Cantab.1429, Harriet LIVEING1167, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Dec 1909 in Dublin.

Other Records

1. Census: Ireland, 1911, Kildare Street Dublin IRL. Lucy is recorded as a daughter aged 1 born Dublin

1795. George Liveing MACDONALD [7064] (Major Arthur Kennan MACDONALD MA Cantab.1429, Harriet LIVEING1167, Catherine Mary DOWNING943, Mary ALSTON764, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Sep 1911.

General Notes:
George was of "Donard" Burnaby, Greystones, Co. Wicklow in Dec 1951

George is recorded with his daughter Philippa travelling on the Mauretania, departing Southampton 16 October 1954 bound for New York. George is shown aged 43 gas engineer Philippa 4, their last address was Ballybrack Killiney Ireland. (Note their surname was recorded as Liveing-MacDonald)
Ref: Findmypast Passenger Lists

George married Eileen Stephanie HEYWORTH [9868].

1796. ALSTON [12107] (Hugh-Durrant1430, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 16 Jun 1902 in Wabigoon TWP Rainy River District Ontario CAN and died on 16 Jun 1902 in Wabigoon TWP Rainy River District Ontario CAN.

1797. Mary Adelaide ALSTON [10610] (Ashton1431, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 13 Aug 1904.

General Notes:
Mary is the author of "Reminiscences of York Factory" the headquarters of the Hudson Bay Company in Hudson Bay Canada.

Mary married George FINDLAY [10617].

Mary next married Charles TAYLOR [10731].

1798. Jessie Rosalee ALSTON [11104] (Ashton1431, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Nov 1906.

Jessie married Russell SMITH [11228].

1799. Edith Mary ALSTON [11417] (Ashton1431, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1800. Amy ALSTON [11418] (Ashton1431, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

1801. Alfred ALSTON [11419] (Ashton1431, Alfred Henry R N (Commander)1171, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1983.


1802. John Denys ALSTON F.R.A.M. F.R.C.O. [2605] (Alfred Edward (Rev)1436, Edward Graham (Hon)1173, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1914 and died on 9 Mar 1996 aged 82. The cause of his death was from injuries sustained in a fall in his home.

General Notes:
Denys was educated at Fernden School 1922-27; Awarded a Gibbs Choral Scholarship to Lancing College 1927-32; Organist Christchurch Albany St N.W.1 1932-34; Royal Academy of Music 1933-36 (Stainer Exhibitioner 1933/34/35); A.R.C.O. 1935; F.R.C.O. 1936; Denstone College Organist/Director of Music 1936-41; A.R.A.M. 1942, Officer in J.T.C., Capt in Home Guard; Worldwide Examiner for Royal Schools of Music 1948 on; Director of Music Lancing College from 1949; T.D. 1953; A regular performer at Aldeburgh Festival and co-produced with Benjamin Britten "Noah's Fludde" there.

Obituary.
John Dennis Alston R.R.A.M. F.R.C.O. (1922 \endash 27); brother of Edward Alston (1925 \endash 29); son of Rector of Framlingham Earl, Norfolk; married to Gwyneth, daughter of the reverent Alban of Ben Rydding, Yorkshire; Gibbs Choral Scholarship (Lancing) (1927); Lancing College (1927 \endash 32); organist, Christchurch Albany Street, NW1 (1932 \endash 34); Royal Academy of Music (1933 \endash 36) \endash Stainer Exhibitor (1933/34/35); A.R.C.O. (1935); F.R.C.O. (1936); Assistant Music Master/Organist Denstone College, Staffs (1936) \endash Director of Music (1940) \endash Housemaster (1941); A.R.A.M. (1942); Officer in J.T.C.; Captain in Home Guard; Examiner for Royal Schools of Music (1948) which involved worldwide travelling over many years; Director of Music, Lancing from 1949; T.D. (1953); John's mother taught Benjamin Britten the viola who then became a close friend. John was a regular at the Aldeburg Festival and did a co-production with Britten of "Noah's Fludde" which was performed at Lancing Chapel. The funeral service was held in the local church with the rector wearing that the "Alston Cope" and an address was given by the Lancing Chaplain. Died at home on 9th of March 1996 aged 81.

John married Gwyneth ALBAN [4872].

1803. Edward Christopher ALSTON [2606] (Alfred Edward (Rev)1436, Edward Graham (Hon)1173, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 May 1917 in Framingham Earl Old Rectory NFK and died in Dec 2003 aged 86.

General Notes:
Christopher, a resident of Framingham Earl is a farmer. He served with the R.A.F., was active in Local Government retiring in 2000 after serving for 52 years on his Council, is a published novelist keen yachtsman sailing a Norfolk Punt Class "Goldeneye" built in 1926 which he bought in 1937. Christopher was active on his property, Alston Meadows, up to his death.

1939 Register
Alston Meadows,Framington , Forehoe and Henstead R.D., Norfolk, England.
Edward C Alston 29 May 1917 Single Fruit Farming



Edward married Julia Mary Bland STIMPSON [2607]. Julia was born on 6 Sep 1921 in Bixley NFK and died on 23 Nov 2002 in Framingham Earl aged 81.

1804. Doris Evelyn ALSTON [1536] (William Evelyn B A M B. (Dr)1441, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Sep 1895 in Ardmore Isleworth, MDX and died on 9 Mar 1973 in Liverpool, LAN aged 77.

General Notes:
Doris inherited her father's love of gadgets and of all things mechanical. When he bought a very early model of cars, she managed its intricacies and became his chauffeur driving him around his practice. She subsequently caused quite a
stir in London when she became the first woman to obtain a licence to drive a taxi although she in fact, never used it.
During the 1st World War she worked as a V.A.D., nursing members of the armed forces. During the 2nd World War she was an A.R.P. (Air Raid Precautions) Warden, checking that people observed theblack-out rules, helping to extinquish fires caused by bombs etc. She was a Roman Catholic and never married, but enjoyed travelling throughout Europe and on many sea cruises. She died in her sleep on 9th March 1973 while staying with her niece Ann Brooke, and was cremated and her ashes were spread at Charing, Kent where her father was cremated.

Doris's official war record is a motor driving instructor, service no. G20. She enrolled in the Womens Royal Naval Service on 19 Feb 1918

1939 Register
55 Hatherley Road , Chislehurst and Sidcup U.D., Kent, England.
Doris (Eveleen) Alston11 Sep 1895 Unpaid Domestic Duties

Alston Doris Eveleen of 110D Bluehouse Lane Limpsfield Oxted Surrey died 9 March 1973. Probate London 2 July 1973
Effects L21599 730208392B
National Probate Calendar.

Research Notes:
Birth Notice (Sept 1895) : ALSTON - On the 11th inst., at Ardmore, Isleworth, the residence of her father, the wife of W Evelyn Alston B.A. M.B. B.C. (Cantab), of a daughter.

1805. Phyllis Winifred ALSTON [4620] (William Evelyn B A M B. (Dr)1441, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 May 1898 in Wheathampsted, HRT and died on 22 Sep 1958 in Liverpool, LAN aged 60.

General Notes:
Phyllis was a tall elegant auburn haired woman who, on 2 occasions caused quite a stir in Marseilles (France). Firstly she was the first woman to obtain a driving licence in that town and regularly drove her open-topped Peugeot.
On another occasion, to the joy of the local Frenchmen in the main street, she calmly stepped out of her French Knickers and put them into her handbag, when the elastic failed. She contracted Multiple-Sclerosis when in her late thirties, an illness she uncomplainingly bore with great courage and fortitude for the next 22 years.
After she and William married they were posted to Brussells and Marseilles, returning to the U.K. in 1930.
She died in a nursing home near Liverpool, where she was cremated and her ashes spread, at her request, over the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, which she viewed from her window where she lived in Wellington, Somerset from 1939 to 1958.

Phyllis married William Norman CULVERWELL [4651] on 12 Aug 1921 in Ilfracombe DEV. William was born on 28 Aug 1895 in Wellington SOM and died on 17 Dec 1958 in Sutton Coldfield WAR aged 63.

General Notes:
William was a banker, he died in hospital while staying with his son, as cremated and his ashes were partly spread on his family grave in Wellington, Somerset, and over the Blackdown Hills in Somerset.

1939 Register
144 Hagden Lane , Watford M.B., Hertfordshire, England
William NCulverwell28 Aug 1895Bank Cashier Married

1806. Basil Evelyn MURRAY-ALSTON [4621] (William Evelyn B A M B. (Dr)1441, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 22 Jun 1901 in Wheathampsted, HRT, was baptised on 30 Jun 1901 in Wheathampsted, HRT, died on 29 Nov 1962 in Kilkenny, Ireland aged 61, and was buried in Dec 1962 in Roselawn Cemetery, Belfast, NIR.

Basil married Barbara Benedicta HARVEY [434], daughter of Lt. Col Gardiner Hasell HARVEY [292] and Winifred Benedicta MARTEN [289], on 8 Mar 1930 in Holy Trinity, Folkstone, Kent. UK. Barbara was born on 28 Sep 1910 in Shalmsford Manor, Canterbury, Kent, was baptised in 1910 in Chartam Church, KEN, died on 16 Apr 2004 in Brisbane Australia aged 93, and was buried on 19 Jun 2004 in St. Kierans Cemetery, Kilkenny. Ireland.

General Notes:
1939 Register
36 Oaklands , Gosforth U.D., Northumberland, England
Barbara BMurray-Alston28 Sep 1910Private MeansMarried

1807. Clarissa Kathleen ALSTON [4835] (Robert Graham Fitzgerald1442, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Apr 1913.

General Notes:
1939 Register
Plum House Wotton Road,Kingswood , Dursley R.D., Gloucestershire, England
Clarisse K Alston 29 Apr 1913 married Unpaid Domestic Duties.

Clarisse Kathleen Alston
Age29
Birth year1913
Marriage year1942
ParishSt George, Hanover Square
Spouse's first name(s)Dennis Arthur Birkett
Spouse's age28
Spouse's birth year1914
ArchiveCity of Westminster Archives Centre
Record setWestminster Marriages



Clarissa married Sqd. Ldr. Dennis Arthur BIRKETT [4836] on 15 Aug 1942 in Christ Church Mayfair Westminster.

1808. Arthur Reginald (Rex) ALSTON [4633] (Arthur Fawssett M A (Rt Rev)1444, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Jul 1901 and died on 8 Sep 1994 aged 93.

General Notes:
Arthur Reginald (Rex) was educated at Clare Cambridge, an athletics Blue for his house (100 yds), then went teaching. He had a distinguished career in sport and broadcasting. Rex was present at the death of his father 20 Feb 1954, his address is given then as 58 Smitham Bottom Lane Purley Surrey.

1939 Register
4 Putnoe Lane , Bedford M.B., Bedfordshire, England
Arthur R Alston 02 Jul 1901 MarriedSchoolmaster
Elspeth Alston 01 Sep 1911 Married Unpaid Domestic Duties.

ALSTON, (Arthur) Rex (1901-1994) Who's Who-1989
Freelance broadcaster and journalist with The Daily Telegraph, retired 1988; BBC Commentator, 1943-61, retired; b 2 July 1901 ; e s of late Arthur Fawssett Alston, Suffragan Bishop of Middleton, and late Mary Isabel Alston; m 1st, 1932, Elspeth (d 1985), d of late Sir Stewart Stockman and Lady Stockman; one s one d; m 2nd, 1986. Joan, widow of T. C. A. Wilson, dental surgeon. Educ Trent College; Clare College, Cambridge. Assistant Master, Bedford School, 1924-41. Joined BBC, Jan. 1942. Publications: Taking the Air, 1950; Over to Rex Alston, 1953; Test Commentary, 1956; Watching Cricket,1962. Recreations: golf, gardening. Address: Garlands, Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7QA. T: Cranleigh 277315. Clubs: East India, Devonshore, Sports & Public Schools, MCC.

The Times 19 October 1985 pg 10 col G.
REX ALSTON.
John Woodcock writes:
Rex Alston who has died at the age of 84, was a sports commentator with a pleasant courteous style and versatility seldom seen today. A useful sportsman himself he won an athletics blue at Cambridge, played rugby on the wing for Bedford and Rosslyn Park, and captained Bedfordshire at cricket - he taught for 17 years at Bedford School, where he had been as a boy, before joining the BBC in 1942.
After the end of the war he soon became an one of England's best-known radio voices, with a nice tone and no forced crescendos. He seemed as much at ease at Lord's and Wimbledon in the summer as that Twickenham and the White City (for the athletics) at other times of the year. After retiring from the staff of the BBC at the age of 60, he continued as a freelance commentator defying the years I invariably looking and sounding much younger than he was, and became a regular contributor to the sporting column is of The Daily Telegraph.

The Times 21 October 1985 pg 14 Col H.
Mr Rex Alston.
Saturday's edition of The Times incorrectly printed a report of the death of Mr Rex Alston. We are happy to say that Mr Alston is in good health and offer our apologies to him, his family and his friends for any distress that may have been caused.

DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tuesday July 2nd 1991:
TRUE GENTLEMAN MOVES INTO THE NINETIES:
There is no better phrase for it. Rex Alston, 90 years-old today, is one of nature's gentleman. It is an expression used , perhaps rather more often than is should be. It was heard, for example, when a grieving widow recently gave a vicar of my acquaintance a cup of tea and sought, through him, to justify her desceaced husband's life by saying: "He never even kicked the cat." I cannot believe Rex has ever been anything but polite to cats, or to anything or anyone else.
Immobilised only by rheumasism in his knees, the legacy of a notable sporting career, he remains otherwise as bright and mentally alert as he was in giving his precis, lucid commentaries on cricket, athletics, rugby and lawn tennis for the BBC. It is quite a testament to his impact on radio broadcasting that he should remain such a familiar name, and voice, exactly 30-years after his retirement. He was still spry, spritely and sharp, in the best sense, at a party given for him on Sunday by his devoted wife. Thereby hangs a happy tale.
Rex had seen his first wife, Elspeth, die after a long decline induced by Alzheimer's disease when he was rescued from a lonely old age by Joan. Together they survived the unusual experience of reading his obituary in THE TIMES, one of those journalistic aberrations which occur from time to time even in the best run offices. Forbearing to quote Mark Twain, the story, apocryphal I fear, is that he rang the newspaper and asked to be put through to the obituaries' editor. Eventually connected, he pronounced in a voice still clear as a bell: "This is Rex Alston speaking. Would you kindly explain why you have published news of my death this morning, and an obituary, albeit a very generous one?" There was a long pause at the other end of the line before as ashen-faced editor replied:" Where are you speaking from?"
This unfortunate experience apart, Rex has, in effect, had at least four lives, as schoolboy, schoolmaster, commentator and journalist. He was a fine all-round games player at Trent College during the l914-18 war and just after it at Cambridge for whom he ran in the hundred yards alongside the great Harold Abrahams. While a master at Bedford School he played cricket for Bedfordshire and captained the East Midlands as a pacey wing-three-quarter. Early in the l939-45 war he was told that he could not, at the age of 40, join up, being in what was called a "reserved occupation".
He was persuaded by the musician Leslie Woodgate to join the BBC as a billeting officer and once his "nice, clear voice" was recognised, one thing soon led to another. His first commentary test was at a wartime match at Headingley and he was first let loose on the air soon afterwards at Abbeydale Park in Sheffield. "There was no luxury like a scorer or a commentary box," he remembers. Graduating to a job in outside broadcasts, he was "No 2" (assistant) to Stewart McPherson on V E night and he stood in for Howard Marshall, the established voice of cricket, in the victory Test at Old Trafford. For 15 years after the war he continued to be at the heart of BBC radio's sporting coverage, at first in days when television was very much the junior partner. He organised the cricket commentaries, as well as participating in them and covered five Olympic Games, starting at London in 1948. I recall one of the old BBC engineers telling me what a charming man he always was to work with and I had cause to be grateful for his courtesy and friendliness when given my own first commentray test at the Oval under his kindly supervision. Once having settled me in front of a microphone, with the tape recorder in motion, he tactfully withdrew so that I would not feel inhibited.
There were a few cameras clicking on Sunday, although I do not know whether anyone actually said to Rex, as they did to Sir Winston Churchill after taking a photograph of him in his 90th birthday,"I hope to be taking another one of you when you are 100, Sir." Churchill replied:"I think there's every chance, young man. You look quite fit enough." Written by Christopher Martin-Jenkins.

When a Rex Alston was in hospital in 1985, The Times published his obituary prematurely.
When, at the age of 93, he died last week, The Times got his obituary wrong again. They called him the BBC's voice of tennis.
Alston did many things for BBC Radio but tennis was not his first sport. Athletics and cricket were the ones he excelled in, and E. W. Swanton will know how much he meant to cricket on radio.
I travelled with him to Melbourne for the 1956 Olympics, the Games that were boycotted by television because of a dispute with the International Olympic Committee.
Alston was the home audiences only link with the events in Melbourne. Great Britain won only one track medal, Christopher Brasher's 3000 meters steeplechase. Alston called the race absolutely correctly and though Brasher was disqualified temporarily, Alston was adamant that he had won his race honourably. And that's how it turned out. Alston was a commentator of the old BBC school, in enormously likeable and always a joy to meet. The last time I saw him was at Westminster Abbey for Brian Johnston's memorial service. Alston would not get that type of sendoff, but he earned a deserved the thanks and affection of all who heard him.
Paul Fox On Television Sport.

Rex Alston, who has died aged 93, was a household name in sports broadcasting during the two decades after the Second World War.
He seemed equally at home describing cricket at Lord's, Rugby football at Twickenham, lawn tennis at Wimbledon or athletics at the White City.
In each of these roles Alston came across as a precise, conscientious, fair-minded commentator, aspiring to no heights of imagery, but concerned to convey to the listener a clear and accurate picture.
His voice and style were as far as possible removed from the Hampshire burr and imaginative word pictures of an Arlott or the jokey pleasantries of a Johnston; and for some his stints on the air made and agreeable contrast.
On three of his four subjects, Alston had the advantage of speaking from first-hand knowledge. At cricket he was a Cambridge Crusader, before playing six seasons for Bedfordshire, whom he captained in the Minor Counties Championship in 1932.
He paid Rugby football on the wing for Bedford, East Midlands and Rosslyn Park, and he gained an athletics half blue, running second in the hundred yards to Harold Abrahams in the University sports, and helping Oxford and Cambridge to beat Harvard and Yale at Wembley in 1923.
There is no record of Alston achieving any notable skill in tennis, but for many years he did a capable job in the Wimbledon Championships beside Max Robertson and Dan Maskell.
Alston covered four Olympic Games for the BBC - from London in 1948 to Tokyo in 1964 - generally in partnership with Abrahams. His most memorable broadcast was of the great race in the Commonwealth Games between Roger Bannister and the Australian John Landy, who were then the only man to have broken the four minute barrier.
All who listened will recall Alston crying "He can't do it" as Landy led around the last been - to be followed as Bannister swept past with that wonderful finishing burst, with "He's done it".
The son of the Rt Rev A. F. Alston Suffragen Bishop of Middleton, Arthur Reginald Alston was born on July 2, 1901 and educated at Trent and Clare College Cambridge. He began as an assistant master at Bedford where he ran the cricket. In 1941 after being rejected for call up on grounds of age (he was then 40) he was persuaded by the musician Leslie Woodgate to join the BBC as a billeting officer.
At the end of the Second World War S. J. "Lobby" de Lotbinere, the head of Outside Broadcasts, appointed Alston to "a job which was heaven sent for me". He was put in charge of the outside broadcasting of the four sports with which he became identified.
Except when Wimbledon or athletics claimed his attention Arlott, Alston and The Daily Telegraph's own E. W. Swanton were the resident Test Match broadcasters in the early post-war years. Alston commentated on more than a hundred Tests, including those when he toured Australia, West Indies and South Africa as the BBC representative. He covered nearly as many rugby internationals.
He had an unnerving experience in Trinidad when a riot caused play to be suspended. Believing Alston guilty of an insensitive remark, the crowd hurled bottles at the commentary box until the police intervened.
Alston's years as a schoolmaster made him a rare stickler for accuracy. He would hurriedly corrected himself even when there was little chance of the listener being able to spot, say, a case of mistaken identity in the field.
Once towards the end of his time he got into a muddle amusing to everyone other than himself. There was a Pakistani player whose name, Afaq Hussain made commentators understandably nervous.
According to Brian Johnston's version Alston announced; "There's going to be a change of bowling. We are going to see Afaq to Knight at the Pavilion end." Whereupon Alston held his head in his hands and said "What am I saying? He isn't even playing".
Alston reached retirement age in 1961, but continued to broadcast long after that as a freelance. He also reported on cricket and rugby for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He published "Taking the Air" (1950), "Over to Rex Alston" (1953), "Test Commentary" (1956), and "Watching Cricket" (1962).
In 1985 - by one of those unhappy mischances that are the obituarist's nightmare - the Times managed to publish his obituary notice. Alston complained that it was not only premature but incomplete.
Alston's first wife, Elspeth, daughter of Sir Stewart Stockman, had died earlier that year. In 1986 the Times was given the opportunity to reassure Alston's admirers by publishing the news of his second marriage to Joan Wilson.
Alston, still trim of figure and with his present light voice unchanged, continued to report games until the mid-1980s. He gave as his secret the fact that he washed daily in a cold bath!

A memorial service was held yesterday at St Bride's Fleet Street, for Rex Alston, who contributed Cricket reports for The Daily Telegraph long after his retirement from the BBC. He died aged 93, on September 8. The following poem, by former BBC colleague Max Robertson, was read at the service:
Oh Rex, Radiothesaurus
Of sporting terms and strife,
We sing to thee,
Since sad are we
That you have left this life.

But there are traces yet of you
In records of your voice,
Imprints sublime
Set for all time,
A track and varied choice.

Your innate aim was accuracy
To paint the actual scene;
Rugger cricket
That's the ticket -
As well as might have been.

Sometimes, of course, your instinct erred,
Produced a glorious fluff;
"Drobny now serves
But has no balls"
And all that sort of stuff.

Athletics was your other sport
A sprinter then you were
Your broadcasts ran
As fast as man
In tones supremely clear.

Oh Rex Radiothesaurus,
Blessed will be the day
When we contrive
That you revive
By vocal DNA.
Ref: The Daily Telegraph Sept 1994.

Arthur married Elspeth STOCKMAN [4640] on 7 Jan 1932 in England. Elspeth was born on 1 Sep 1911 in England. and died in 1985 in England. aged 74.

Arthur next married Joan WILSON [11367] in 1986.

1809. Marjorie Ruth ALSTON [4646] (Arthur Fawssett M A (Rt Rev)1444, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 21 Mar 1904 in England.

General Notes:
Marjorie was Secretary of the Girls Public Schools Trust, she did not marry.

1810. John Frederick ALSTON [4647] (Arthur Fawssett M A (Rt Rev)1444, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 May 1908 in England.

General Notes:
John went to Clare College Cambridge was a Hockey Blue for his College, married, and was a housemaster of Felstead School Essex all his life.

1811. Geoffrey Malcolm (Mac) Fawssett ALSTON [4649] (Arthur Fawssett M A (Rt Rev)1444, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 4 Apr 1914 in England.

General Notes:
Malcolm (Mac) went to Clare Cambridge and was a Hockey Blue for his College, he married and had two sons and two daughters.
He served in the Indian Army and commanded his regiment during the second world war in Italy. He was selected for the I.C.S. till India attained self-government and later served in the Foreign Office.

1812. Nancy Eileen ALSTON [4650] (Arthur Fawssett M A (Rt Rev)1444, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Apr 1918 in Reg Bradford England.

General Notes:
1939 Register
Bealieu , Uckfield R.D., Sussex, England
Nancy E Alston 29 Apr 1878 single Secretary.

Electoral Register
Nancy E Alston
Year: 1946
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea Ward or Division/Constituency:
Kensington Street address: 17 J6

Nancy lived in Scotland.

Nancy married Robert Leslie SEARLE [4855] 1 Qtr 1947 in Kensington LDN.

General Notes:
Robert was employed in papermaking in a large Bristol firm.



1813. Dorothy Mary FAWSSETT [83] (Dora Gladys Oxenden ALSTON1446, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 29 Dec 1914 in Heaton, NBL and died in Jun 2003 in Little Bealings SFK aged 88.

General Notes:
Mary lived in Church Rd Wimbledon for many years, she has had a life long interest in music, the piano and choral work, particularly with the Hill Singers. Also with sketching and craft work, tapistry and embroidery, her work can be seen at Ely and Bury Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey. Mary had in her possession Alston family portraits, the four poster bed and tester from the solar at Alston Court.



Dorothy married Dr Rollin Arthur BURN MB BS FRCS [84], son of Dr Robert BURN [2512] and Gertrude PATTERSON [2513], in 1942 in Newcastle. Rollin was born in 1916, died on 11 May 2001 in Ipswich, SFK aged 85, and was buried on 21 May 2001 in Ipswich Crematorium. The cause of his death was Alzheimers disease.

General Notes:
Rollin was educated at Haileybury College, then did medicine, specialising in opthalmic surgery after WW II. He met his wife Mary when she was working as a V A D in a wartime operating theatre. After they married Rollin was draughted to India and Burma
RAMC until 1945. After the war they settled in Newcastle, then moved to Wimbledon London where Rollin was a Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon at St Mary's Hospital Paddington from 1962 - 1984. He retired to Grove Mill Farmhouse Little Bealings SFK.



1814. Angela Joan FAWSSETT [2409] (Dora Gladys Oxenden ALSTON1446, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 27 Apr 1917 in Jesmond, NBL and died on 19 Dec 1992 in 9 Richmond Dr, Lisburn, Co Antrim aged 75.

General Notes:
Angela's photo was of her as a V A D in Second World War.

Angela married Dr John Stevenson RODGERS [2510] on 18 Dec 1946 in St Andrew, Bywell, Northumberland. John was born on 31 Dec 1910 and died on 20 Feb 1996 aged 85.

General Notes:
John was a Naval Surgeon of Ballymena Northern Island.



1815. Frederick FAWSSETT [2410] (Dora Gladys Oxenden ALSTON1446, William Evelyn (Surgeon Major)1175, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 3 Feb 1922 and died on 7 Sep 1998 in Philip Island, Victoria. Australia aged 76. The cause of his death was was cancer.

General Notes:
Frederick was in the Royal Air Force WW II, served in the siege of Malta. He emigrated to Australia, where he died.

Frederick married Joyce [2511].

1816. Laura Dorothy Kate RICHARDS [2450] (Laura Christine NUGEE1448, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Jul 1916 and died in 2000 aged 84.

Laura married Reginald Arthur Reid HOWATT [2451] on 24 Jul 1937. Reginald was born on 8 Apr 1910 and died on 12 Jun 1981 aged 71.

1817. Edward Reginald John RICHARDS [2456] (Laura Christine NUGEE1448, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1918 and died in 1981 aged 63.

General Notes:
Edward was with the Malayan police force

Research Notes:
Images Courtesy of Julian Walker Nugee Family Trees 2015



Edward married Mary Eileen McCONACHIE [2457] in 1941 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Another name for Mary was CONECHY.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2130 M    i. Jonathon RICHARDS [2458] was born on 9 Oct 1942 and died on 7 Jul 1965 aged 22.

1818. Edith Lucy RICHARDS [2460] (Laura Christine NUGEE1448, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 12 Dec 1919.

Edith married Harold Hoghton CAREY [2461] on 23 Jun 1942. Harold was born on 2 Nov 1907 and died on 6 Apr 1992 aged 84.

1819. Sr Elizabeth Mary RICHARDS [2464] (Laura Christine NUGEE1448, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 24 May 1923.

General Notes:
Elizabeth was a Nun A R C., she took the name Sister Mary Cecilia

1820. David Andrew RICHARDS [2465] (Laura Christine NUGEE1448, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 28 Jan 1929 and died on 21 Feb 2012 aged 83.


1821. Lucy Frances Maud NUGEE [2445] (Francis John NUGEE Q.V. M.C. T.D.1449, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 17 Sep 1932 in Abingdon BRK and died on 30 Oct 2006 in Fareham HAM aged 74.

Research Notes:
Image Courtesy of Julian Walker Nugee Family Trees 2015



Lucy married Keith William Scutts WALKER [2446], son of William Scutts WALKER [22289] and Dorothy May HOLDER [22290], on 24 Sep 1955. Keith was born on 23 Apr 1930 in Oxford OXF and died on 4 Jul 2010 in Portsmouth HAM aged 80.

Research Notes:
For details of this family see John Nugee's family tree on Excell



1822. Edward George (Ted) NUGEE Q.C. [2049] (Brigadier George Travers NUGEE C.B.E D.S.O M.C.1450, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 9 Aug 1928 in Godalming SRY and died on 30 Dec 2014 aged 86.

General Notes:
The Times.
17 March 2015
Edward Nugee
Barrister who was involved in key cases on tax and pensions and whose name appeared often in the letter pages of The Times.

Edward Nugee was one of the pre-eminent Chancery barristers of his generation and a rarity in that his influence stretched well beyond the chancery bar's narrow confines. He was renowned in the fields of trusts, land law, pensions and tax, but operated extensively outside the law and was an inveterate letter writer to The Times. He regularly pronounced on topics as various as same-sex marriage, Hamas, Richard III and blood alcohol levels.

His views were forthright and unpredictable. In his final published letter in March 2014, responding to an Opinion article about the crisis in Ukraine, he asked "Does no one in the US State Department or the foreign office understand how Russia sees the world?" He was a lifelong supporter of Russia, taking his children to visit, among other things, the wartime cemeteries in Leningrad.

Nugee, always known as Ted never retired - although as a concession to old age he latterly took Wednesdays off - and practised for more than 58 years, the last 37 as a QC, outlasting all his contemporaries to become the most senior Chancery silk in practice. For more than 30 years until 2006, he was head of Wilberforce Chambers, overseeing its growth from a small traditional set into one of the largest of the modern chancery bar.

Nugee played his part in building its reputation appearing in the first cases to reach the House of Lords on rent review, capital transfer tax and commons registration, and for the winning parties in the first two modern pensions cases (Imperial Foods and Courage Group). He also sat as a deputy High Court judge from 1982 to 1997.

Edward George Nugee was born in Surrey in 1928. He went to school first at Brambletye and then at Radley College before winning a scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford, to read classics. He spent two years as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, serving in Singapore during the Malay Emergency. He developed a lifelong taste for Indonesian curries and a preference for wearing sarongs, although usually only in bed.

Going up to Worcester on his return, he realised he had not seen a Latin or Greek text in two years so abandoned classics for law. He left Worcester with a double first and in 1953 was awarded the Eldon Law Scholarship.

In 1955 Nugee was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple and was a pupil at 2 New Square in Lincoln's Inn. That same year he met and married Rachel Makower, who worked as a code breaker at Bletchley Park. The couple moved to Hampstead where they lived throughout their married life. She survives him, along with their four sons - John, a financial consultant, formerly of the Bank of England; Christopher, a High Court judge (who is married to Emily Thornbury, the Labour MP); Andrew, chief executive of a multimedia tour company; and Richard, a Major General in the Army.

Life as a junior chancery barrister in the 1950s was not easy. Nugee soon moved next door, to the chambers of Richard Wilberforce. He and Rachel celebrated each brief with a walnut whip - they had three in the first year. He found time for the Territorial Army and for Lewisham Citizens Advice Bureau, where he gave advice on landlord and tenant issues for 18 years. On taking silk in 1977, he developed a more litigious practice: he was most proud of a capital transfer tax case in which he acted for the Revenue in the House of Lords (IRC v Pearson). The High Court judge and all three judges in the Court of Appeal had held against the Revenue, and in the Lords he faced three days of withering fire from Viscount Dilhorne. Nugee eventually won him round, securing victory by 3 to 2.

His main interest outside work was the church, particularly the Church of England. He wrote on theology and church history: one correspondent who suggested that the Church of England had been founded by Henry VIII and that until then England was a Roman Catholic country, received a detailed, polite but forceful reply on the unbroken continuity of the Church of England from before the Reformation.

The Telegraph.
7 Jan 2015.
Obituaries.
Edward Nugee, who has died aged 86, was a well known and highly respected barrister, practising at the Chancery Bar.
He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1955; but his practice began at 3 New Square, Lincoln's Inn. Later, it moved address but was well known as Wilberforce Chambers.
He continued to practise until his death, and thus he had the privilege, believed to be unique, of welcoming in 2013 from the Bar his own son, Sir Christopher Nugee, on to the Bench as a High Court Judge (Sir Christopher's wife is the Labour MP Emily Thornberry).
Edward Nugee took silk in 1977. His practice as a junior was mostly advisory work, rather than in Court, and this explains why he became a QC relatively late.
Although his command of all branches of English law was encyclopedic, he specialised in property law including landlord and tenant cases, as well as the law of charities and other trusts, with, of course, capital taxes as well. He also made a speciality of private sector pension cases. In fact the chambers became a dominant force in the field of private pensions.
When he became the head of his chambers, there were only 10 members; but when he retired from that role in 2006 (continuing to practise at the Bar thereafter) there were 45 members including 18 QCs. This growth reflected both his reputation and the increase in pension work.
He was a traditionalist by nature, always wearing a black coat and striped trousers; and he tended to be a fatherly figure in managing the chambers, which he did very effectively. He was popular among colleagues and, being known for common sense and integrity, was made a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1976 and Treasurer (the most senior position) in 1996.
It was not surprising, given his known ability, that he was in 1967 made a Junior Counsel for the Land Commission. He was from 1968 to 1977 Counsel for Litigation under the Commons Registration Act 1965. He was also Conveyancing Counsel to the Treasury, the Defence Department, the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and the Forestry Commission. These appointments illustrate how highly his advice was rated.
Edward George Nugee was born on August 9 1928 and educated at Radley, having won an open scholarship, and then, after National Service in the Royal Artillery, he went as an exhibitioner up to Worcester College, Oxford, to read Law. He graduated with a First in 1952 and then won the Eldon Law Scholarship in 1953.
Ted Nugee did a great deal of work for the Family Welfare Association, for the London Citizens' Advice Bureau, and as Poor Man's Lawyer in Lewisham. He was a Church Commissioner between 1990 and 2001 and on the Legal Advice Commission of the General Synod dealing with knotty problems of ecclesiastical law.
Closer to his legal practice, he was on the Council of Legal Education Committee from 1967 to 1990 and helped with the work of the Law Commission. Between 1982 and 1997 he often sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division.
He was, in 1984, appointed chairman of an inquiry into the management problems of privately owned blocks of flats set up by the minister of housing. This resulted in the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1987, but Ted Nugee had nothing to do with the drafting of this Act which Lord Bingham aptly described as "dismal".
Ted Nugee served in the Territorial Army from 1950 to 1964, retiring as a Captain and holding the Territorial Decoration. He was a man of sometimes surprising views - a lifelong supporter of Russia, a defender of Putin and an enthusiast for Henry VIII.
In 1955 he married Rachel Makower who had served at Bletchley Park as a young woman and later on, having joined the Mothers' Union (in 1952) became their worldwide president until 1982.
He is survived by his wife and their four sons.
Edward Nugee, born August 9 1928, died December 30 2014
Ref: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11330904/Edward-Nugee-obituary.html

Research Notes:
Nugee Foundation
The connection between the Nugee family and Farlington goes back to 1782, when Griffith Richards came as a curate (see the memorial to him on the West wall of St Andrew's Church). He, his son, Edward Tew Richards, and his grandson, Arthur James Richards, served the parish for 143 years. AJ Richards was patron and Rector.
The patron of Farlington used to be Miss Gwendolen Richards, A.J. Richards' daughter, who lived for many years in Leigh Road, Havant, When she died she left the patronage jointly to Dr Leatherdale, Sarah Wynter Bee's father, and to the granddaughter of A.J. Richards. When she died in 1993 the patronage was inherited by her son Edward (known to everyone as Ted).
In 2007 Ted founded a small charity, The Nugee Foundation, and transferred the patronage to the Trustees, himself and his four sons, John, Christopher, Andrew and Richard. On Ted's death on 30th December 2014 his four sons became the remaining trustees of the Nugee Foundation.
John runs his own financial consultancy business, Laburnum Consulting Ltd; Christopher is a High Court judge; Andrew runs a business known as Imagineear, which makes multimedia guides to museums, exhibitions and cities (and much else besides); and Richard is a Major-General, having followed his grandfather into the Royal Artillery: he is currently Defence Services Secretary.
Ref: http://www.farlingtonparish.co.uk/the-nugee-foundation.html

Medical Notes: The Times
Edward Nugee.
Barrister who was involved in key cases on tax and pensions and whose name appeared often in the letter pages of The Times.
Edward Nugee was one of the pre-eminent Chancery barristers of his generation and a rarity in that his influence stretched well beyond the chancery bar's narrow confines. He was renowned in the fields of trusts, land law, pensions and tax, but operated extensively outside the law and was an inveterate letter writer to The Times. He regularly pronounced on topics as various as same-sex marriage, Hamas, Richard III and blood alcohol levels.
His views were forthright and unpredictable. In his final published letter in March 2014, responding to an Opinion article about the crisis in Ukraine, he asked "Does no one in the US State Department or the foreign office understand how Russia sees the world?" He was a lifelong supporter of Russia, taking his children to visit, among other things, the wartime cemeteries in Leningrad.
Nugee, always known as Ted never retired - although as a concession to old age he latterly took Wednesdays off - and practised for more than 58 years, the last 37 as a QC, outlasting all his contemporaries to become the most senior Chancery silk in practice. For more than 30 years until 2006, he was head of Wilberforce Chambers, overseeing its growth from a small traditional set into one of the largest of the modern chancery bar.
Nugee played his part in building its reputation appearing in the first cases to reach the House of Lords on rent review, capital transfer tax and commons registration, and for the winning parties in the first two modern pensions cases (Imperial Foods and Courage Group). He also sat as a deputy High Court judge from 1982 to 1997.
Edward George Nugee was born in Surrey in 1928. He went to school first at Brambletye and then at Radley College before winning a scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford, to read classics. He spent two years as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, serving in Singapore during the Malay Emergency. He developed a lifelong taste for Indonesian curries and a preference for wearing sarongs, although usually only in bed.
Going up to Worcester on his return, he realised he had not seen a Latin or Greek text in two years so abandoned classics for law. He left Worcester with a double first and in 1953 was awarded the Eldon Law Scholarship.
In 1955 Nugee was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple and was a pupil at 2 New Square in Lincoln's Inn. That same year he met and married Rachel Makower, who worked as a code breaker at Bletchley Park. The couple moved to Hampstead where they lived throughout their married life. She survives him, along with their four sons - John, a financial consultant, formerly of the Bank of England; Christopher, a High Court judge (who is married to Emily Thornbury, the Labour MP); Andrew, chief executive of a multimedia tour company; and Richard, a Major General in the Army.
Life as a junior chancery barrister in the 1950s was not easy. Nugee soon moved next door, to the chambers of Richard Wilberforce. He and Rachel celebrated each brief with a walnut whip - they had three in the first year. He found time for the Territorial Army and for Lewisham Citizens Advice Bureau, where he gave advice on landlord and tenant issues for 18 years. On taking silk in 1977, he developed a more litigious practice: he was most proud of a capital transfer tax case in which he acted for the Revenue in the House of Lords (IRC v Pearson). The High Court judge and all three judges in the Court of Appeal had held against the Revenue, and in the Lords he faced three days of withering fire from Viscount Dilhorne. Nugee eventually won him round, securing victory by 3 to 2. His main interest outside work was the church, particularly the Church of England. He wrote on theology and church history: one correspondent who suggested that the Church of England had been founded by Henry VIII and that until then England was a Roman Catholic country, received a detailed, polite but forceful reply on the unbroken continuity of the Church of England from before the Reformation.



Edward married Rachel Elizabeth MAKOWER [2050], daughter of John Moritz MAKOWER MBE MC [2051] and Adelaide Gertrude FRANKLIN [22262], on 1 Dec 1955 in Hampstead MDX. Rachel was born on 15 Aug 1926 in St Pancras London and died on 11 Aug 2015 in Kingston-upon-Thames SRY aged 88.

General Notes:
John Nugee writes in 2015 of the death of his mother and something of her family history:
The Franklin family is an established British Jewish family of some standing, the most famous associate member (by marriage) being Herbert Samuel (1870-1963) who married Miss Beatrice Franklin at the end of the 19th century. He was a former leader of the UK Liberal Party and the first High Commissioner of British Palestine (in 1920) - see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Samuel,_1st_Viscount_Samuel.
The Makower family is of Polish-German origin, the family still has a strong (East) German contingent which remarkably survived both the Holocaust under the Nazis, and Communism in the DDR; my mother's branch came to the UK in the latter part of the 19th century.

Research Notes:
Images courtesy John Nugee 2015

1823. Margaret Anne NUGEE [2470] (Brigadier George Travers NUGEE C.B.E D.S.O M.C.1450, Edith Isabel ALSTON1176, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Feb 1931 in Wilton DOR and died on 8 Aug 2014 in Abingdon BRK aged 83.

General Notes:
Margaret Anne was always known as Anne in her family

Margaret married Bertie Claude (Toby) MILNE [2471] on 3 Jul 1958 in Battle SSX. Bertie died on 12 Jul 1981 in Twickenham MDX.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2131 F    i. Caroline Anne MILNE [22163] was born on 13 Feb 1962 in Twickenham MDX and died on 20 Feb 2017 in Camborne CON aged 55.

1824. Mary Morris AUTEN [2435] (Daisy Emily Smith MORRIS1453, Maude Mary ALSTON1177, George Downing (Rev)944, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died after 1936.

Mary married James M CARPENTER [26020]. James was born on 28 Dec 1924 and died 2 Qtr 2004 in Kidderminster WOR aged 79.

1825. Edith Nancy Alston "Nancy" FENN [31] (Dr Charles Edward "Charlie" FENN1465, Dr Edward Liveing FENN M.D.1183, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 2 Feb 1917 in 8 Lancaster Plc. Hamstead London, died on 26 Sep 2003 in Wimbledon London aged 86, and was cremated on 6 Oct 2003 in Putney Vale Chapel Wimbledon. The cause of her death was ischaemic heart disease. She was usually called Nancy.

General Notes:
Births.
Fenn - On the 2nd Feb., at 8 Lancaster place, Hampstead, N.W. the wife of Captain C. E. Fenn R.A.M.C., of a daughter.

Edith was always known as Nancy, she was born at her grandmother's home at Belsize Park 8 Lancaster Place, Hampstead, and educated at a number of schools (8 in all) including Ipswich and Worthing High Schools passing her G.S.E in 1934. A career in music (harp, she was a pupil of Edith Mason) was interrupted by WW II when she became a Land Girl. She worked first on a dairy farm near Sherborne, then moved to work at Home Farm, Ham House London enabling her to look after her parents who were in poor health.
Nancy was unable to return to instrumental music as wartime farm work had damaged her hands with arthritis, however music remained a lifelong passion. She developed her singing voice, achieving competition success as an amateur into her 80's when this was written (1999). A common love of music brought Nancy and Dudley Hadwen together (Nancy joked that noticing Dudley had an appreciation of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet she realised his sometimes hidden qualities). She was living in her late parents home at 8 Priory Rd Kew at that time.
Nancy was a member of the Wimbledon Friends Meeting.
Since 1987 Nancy regularly travelled to NZ to spend February with her cousins.
Nancy formed a charitable trust in 1985 from which she donated tens of thousands of pounds over the years in support of music in England particularly the English Sinfonia, the Society of Friends, opera, animal welfare, OXFAM, Hospice, and many other worthy causes.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:
PRACTICING WITH GRANNY
Nancy Fenn is not competing for amateur billiards championship, but she played a practice game with Mrs Shuttleworth, her grandmother, one of the entrants in the Women's Billiards Championships
Mrs Shuttleworth brought along her granddaughter to act as mascot at the Championships now being held at Burroughes & Watts billiards hall in Soho Sq.
Nancy was thrilled. She plays a bit herself, and to see grannie play in a real championship was wonderful. The sacred calm of Burroughes and Watts could scarcely repress her enthusiasm. When grannie knocked up a nice little break Nancy's eyes shone with undisguised pleasure. But grannie was not quite good enough for Mrs. Sills, of Cambridge, who won the match 200-163." The tense silence as the match neared its end was almost too much for Nancy. She bit her lips in excitement, and watched with bated breath. An almost inaudible sigh left her lips when Mrs Sills made the winning stroke, and her eyes were suspiciously bright. She impetuously, ran across to grannie, and tucked her arm in the loser's, with an air that said, " Never mind, grannie dear, I'm sure you could have won if you'd tried".

Whistle For A Miss
Grandmother At Billiards
by James Dunn
Watching women play billiards is a study in grace and temperament. Since Miss Ruth Harrison become a professional player last year there is no amateur women billiards champion of Great Britain, so they are seeking one in a competition that, among other places began at Burwat Hall Soho Square W yesterday.
In this London qualifying section they were 21 competitors including Lady Constance Childe-Pemberton who is 62.
Mrs Shuttleworth, who had bought her granddaughter, charming Nancy Fenn, to watch her play Mrs Stills in the preliminary round enjoys playing billiards, but she does not believe that the billiards room is a sanctuary of silence.
BLIGHTED
When she misses an easy shot she whistles in disgust; when she gets into an awkward position she does not hesitate to denounce the balls as "blighted" and when her opponent makes a good stroke she cheerfully calls "Oh good shot"
Mrs Sills plays billiards as if she were bent on making the balls behave when she accidentally potted the white she said "Sorry" and chalked her cue with the determination of a woman who would see to it that such a thing never happened again.
During the game of 200 up there were no big breaks but the game was good to watch if only for the grace and sportsmanship shown by the players. Every time Mrs Stills fluked, Miss Nancy Fenn sniffed, but Mrs Shuttleworth smiled her jolly smile.
Mrs Stills ran out winner by 200 points to 163. Her best break was 19, and Mrs Shuttleworth, the jolliest of losers, broke down as an unlucky 13.
Lindrum may be the world's greatest billiards player, but I would sooner hear Mrs Shuttleworth whistle after a bad miss, than I would watch him make a 1000 break.

GIRL BILLIARDS PLAYER At the top of the page is a picture of Miss Nancy Fenn, the Worthing girl billiards player. She wears her hair in plaits down her back Last week-end, Miss Fenn was beaten in the semifinal of the girls' amateur billiards championship in London. Her father is a doctor and the family live at West Avenue, Worthing.
Dr and Mrs Fenn told me the other day that Miss Nancy is a pupil at the Worthing High School for Girls. Owing to the fact that she is studying for her school certificate examination, she has not been able to practice billiards of late although she is a member of the Worthing Women's Billiards Centre. She is 161/2 years of age, and intends to have another shot for the girls' title next year. Her tutors have been Miss Eva Collins who instructs the Worthing Women's Centre, and Mr Jaggard, the marker at the Forum Club. London. Better luck next time Nancy.

A quote about Nancy which the compiler has only added posthumously, at the request of the writer Christopher Alston [2606], although he is sure Nancy would have had a good laugh. Writing about Alston Court that his Aunt Charlotte [1532] had painted, he continued "Actually it was she who tried very hard in the 30's to marry me off to Nancy Fenn, a spinster of somewhat plain but pleasant features! My aunt thought it would be a good idea to return to my roots and live at Alston Court. I fear that in those days of my youth romance did not include family history! it was a nice thought though" Nancy's father became the owner of Alston Court about that time, but rarely lived there.

VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND.
Kingston & Wandsworth Quaker Meeting Magazine No 42 Summer 1992.
I am fortunate in having relations in New Zealand, many of whom have been over to stay with me in Wimbledon, so for the past few years have been happy to be at the receiving end of their kind hospitality (Edward & Jeanette Fenn).
I flew out at the end of January and when I heard that my neighbour on the plane was travelling to Christchurch to spend his 90th birthday with his son, while I would be celebrating only my 75th while I was away, I felt quite youthful. It was glorious to arrive in Auckland on a hot summers day with Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Agapanthus, Roses and many other flowers growing in profusion in the rich volcanic soil.
Auckland is becoming quite a cosmopolitan city with people settling there from all over the world. There were many good concerts and exhibitions on when I was there in there splendid new arts centre, the Aotea. When I was there last year I attended a concert given by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra and this year by contrast I went to the musical "Chess" which rather to my surprise I really enjoyed! It is good to be in a city that has so many fine beaches within easy reach, clean, with long stretches of empty shores. Nearly everybody has a boat of some sort to go sailing round the beautiful islands.
I flew down to Invercargill at the southernmost point of South Island to visit more relations (Katherine Kitto). The town is very Scottish in character and it is not surprising that many Scots have settled there. We were lent a Bach (or little holiday house) at Queens town on Lake Wakatipu looking out towards the fine range of mountains called the Remarkables.
A friend I had met last year came to join us and remembering a conversation we had then had brought me a copy of Matthew Fox's "Original Blessing" which I am still reading with great excitement!
On the last Sunday, back in Auckland we went to Mt Eden Meeting. Several of their members have visited us in Wimbledon and they gave me a warm welcome. After Meeting for Worship we were taken round an adjoining house, now owned by the Meeting which provides very comfortable self catering accommodation for visitors. I was asked to tell Friends at home they would be very welcome to stay there if they were ever in Auckland.
I left New Zealand in early March with there Autumn approaching, to arrive back in Britain for the first signs of Spring.
Nancy Hadwen

2003 - Nancy recalls memories of a time during the 1st World War when her father and his family were stationed on Sailsbury Plain, probably operating at Longleat, where he was involved in early work with plastic surgery. Richard (Dick) Fenn was also stationed in the area for a time and a family story is of Dick bringing his platoon to a salute as Nancy was wheeled by in her pram.
Charlie and Dick Fenn used to write each other doggeral describing Nancy's progress as a child:
"Edith Nancy Alston Fenn has a temper well I ken
She has got the fat of ten
Edith Nancy Alston Fenn"

MEMORIES.
Nancy Hadwen 2001
Some time ago, as a long-time member of the Clarsach Society, it was suggested that I might like to write down some of my memories over the years.
I first joined the London Branch in the mid 30's, and attended several celidhs. I was studying the pedal harp and clarsach with Miss Edith Mason at the time, who also introduced me to Prunella Stack and the Women's League of Health and Beauty (Prunella was another of her pupils).
I was living with my parents at East Sheen, before the war, and remember Canon Hood, Rector of Keithley in Yorkshire coming to preach at Mortlake Church - afterwards he lunched at our house and I was thrilled to hear that Patuffa Kennedy Fraser was his wife! Later on, Miss Brown Douglas (whom many of us remember with affection) sold off some of her harp music, amongst which I found the second volume of 'Songs from the Hebrides' that had actually belonged to Patuffa, and was signed by her inside, and dated 1917.
During the war I worked on a farm in Dorset, and one day, bringing the cows in for afternoon milking, was astonished to see Edith Mason the other side of the herd. She had come down from London unexpectedly, to seek some peace and quiet in the country!
I see from the London branch newsletter (April 2000) that during the war Miss Rouse and Miss Mackinnon (the two Secretaries at the time) moved down to Bournemouth, where they continued to play and teach the harp. They very kindly asked me to stay with them for a weekend - and what a treat it was for me to have a brief respite from my farm work
My membership of the Clarsach Society lapsed for a time after the war (having to handmilk the most difficult cows my fingers were finding it hard to cope with harp-playing once more!). I was attending a singer's workshop at the City Lit however (where incidentally I met Marigold Dick just starting her harp career!) and a friend suggested I should go with her to a celidh at the home of Gwendolen and Edith Mason in Kensington, and so I was drawn into the net once more!
The newsletter (no 13) again brought me in touch with interesting people. There was an article by Penny Sibson about John Thomas's harp, that was now in New Zealand - my Grandmother had been a pupil of John Thomas, so I was immediately interested. It was a fascinating story about a Doctor Charles Nalden, a professor of music at Auckland University and founder of the first Conservatorium of Music there. He had just written his autobiography called "Half and Half - The Memoirs of a Charity Brat". At just three weeks' old, he had been deposited at the Foundling Hospital in Coram Fields, where the discipline was very hard for a child. However, he was sent, with other boys, to train in a military band. Later he worked his way up to become Director of Music at Kneller Hall.
Amongst many instruments that he played was the harp (he studied with a pupil of John Thomas), and when he heard the great man's harp was for sale, he made several bids to buy it, and was eventually successful. Later he decided to emigrate with his family to New Zealand and the harp went with him! As I was about to visit my cousins in Auckland, it was suggested I should call on Dr Nalden at his home, to purchase my copy of his book. I received a most kind and friendly welcome - he not only got the harp out to show me, but also gave me a tape of his playing on it. I, in my turn, was able to give him a copy of John Thomas's 'History of the Harp' which he did not know about.
Needless to say I found Dr Nalden's book absolutely fascinating, and counted myself fortunate to have met him. Sadly I have just heard of his recent death - but he was an active musician well into his 90's, so perhaps harping may help to keep us all young.

Deaths.
Hadwen - Edith Nancy Alston at her home in Wimbledon, twenty-sixth of September 2003, peacefully aged 86.
Funeral, 2:15 PM, Monday sixth October, Putney Vale Crematorium, flowers, or donations to the Nancy Hadwen charitable trust, to homes and daughters funeral directors, for sixty-one Upper Richmond Road W. Tel: (020) 8392 1012
The Times, Personal Column, Saturday, October 4, 2003.

During the evening of the 26th Sept 2003 Nancy died peacefully of heart failure while watching TV, ending a life well lived in humble optimism, avoiding judgement and accepting of all. Her friends and family gathered first at the Putney Vale Chapel for a Quaker service of rememberance and committal to cremation, then to the Wimbledon Meeting House for a tribute of music and song organised by Anna Shuttleworth, and tea.
On the 24th of June Anna Shuttleworth, David Sellen, Jeanette and Edward Fenn, Kevin and Valerie Richmond-Price and David Wells gathered at the grave of Charlie and Ella Fenn in Richmond Cemetery London for tributes to Nancy and a symbolic scattering of part of her ashes on the grave. Unfortunately the grave surround had been engraved in Nancy's maiden name "E Nancy A Fenn 1914 - 2003" All present agreed this would have caused Nancy a great laugh.
Further to this, part of her ashes were scattered on Wimbledon Common, in Bathgate Rd and in the West Country by the Richmond-Price family.

A Celebration Of The Life Of Edith Nancy Alston Hadwen.
Putney Vale Chapel
6th October 2003
Order of Service.
Music by Mozart sung by Emma Kirkby
Welcome by Eric Bramsted of the Wimbledon Friends Meeting.
Hymn
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation
Joachim Neander 1640.
Contemplation and sharing on the life of Nancy Hadwen.
The shaking of hands
Recessional Music - Bach
Everyone present is warmly invited to gather again from 3.30pm today to continue this celebration with pictures music and song including a performance of the Mozart Quartet in D Minor by Nancy's musician friends, followed by refreshments; at the Wimbledon Friends Meeting House 40 Spencer Hill Rd Wimbledon SW19 4EL. (see page 4)
You are also invited to pick up your, or any floral tribute and bring it to the Meeting House and/or take it home with you.
Quaker Funerals
Nancy Hadwen, many years ago found the Quaker tradition of quiet contemplation in accord with her spiritual needs.
Quaker funerals have no set form, gathering together in silence, all present, are invited to enter into a communion of prayer and contemplation, bearing in mind those who are bereaved.
Anyone who feels moved to do so may speak, with helpful words, as well as messages, which may testify to the qualities the deceased displayed in life.
In this way loving remembrance and thankfulness may rightly find expression, together with thoughts of comfort and sympathy for those left behind.
Whether in silence or otherwise, all who are present may help by their thought and prayer in the fellowship, into which we are brought together, by the Spirit of Christ, our Christian Heritage or other beliefs.
The worship ends with the shaking of hands, each with the other.
It is in this way we gather today to celebrate the long and full life of Nancy Hadwen, who in her serene unselfish way brought much good to this world.
Nancy profoundly expressed her joy for life through her love of music, which she approached with uncomplicated universal enjoyment.

NANCY HADWEN -- 02.ii1917 - 26.ix.2003
"Remember that we all share responsibility for the meeting for worship, whether
our ministry is in silence or through the spoken word." (Advices & Queries No.12)

For Wimbledon Friends, Nancy was as much a part of the Meeting as were the flowers on the
table - which often she herself had grown and brought. Their presence made the meeting room just that little bit more welcoming for those coming in on a Sunday morning to worship. And like the flowers, Nancy's presence lifted our spirits, her ministry being more often than not of the silent kind.
When she did feel moved to share something with us in words, they were words of faith and quiet conviction, and they were the more valued for being infrequent. Friends recall her ministry as clear and deeply sincere; she did not speak at length and her ministry was the more effective for it.
Edith Nancy Alston Fenn was born at her grandmother's home in north London on the 2nd
February 1917. In later life she recalled memories of a time during the First World War when her father and the family were stationed near Salisbury Plain. He was a medical doctor, involved in early work with plastic surgery, and a brother, Richard (Dick) Fenn was also stationed in the area for a time. There is a family story of Dick bringing his platoon to attention and saluting as Nancy was wheeled by in her pram. After the war the family moved to Sussex, and Nancy became a pupil at the Worthing High School for Girls. In her teens she became skilled enough at billiards to compete at national level. She also had a great love of music, and was particularly fond of the harp, which her grandmother played. By this time the family had moved to East Sheen, and she began studying the pedal harp and clarsach (Celtic Harp) at the Royal College of Music in London, joining the London Branch of the Clarsach Society in the mid 1930s, and attending several Ceilidhs.
However, her studies and indeed her career aspirations were interrupted by World War II,
when she had to become a `Land Girl.' She worked first on a dairy farm near Sherborne, Dorset, then moved to the Home Farm of Ham House, London, which enabled her to look after her parents who were in poor health. Sadly, after the war ended, Nancy was unable to return to instrumental music, wartime farm work having led to her fingers becoming plump and her hands arthritic. In an article she wrote for the Clarsach Society, she noted: "My membership of the Clarsach Society lapsed for a time after the war (having to hand milk the most difficult cows, my fingers were finding it hard to cope with harp-playing once more). I was attending a singer's workshop at the City Lit however, and a friend suggested I should go with her to a Ceilidh . . . . . and so I was drawn into the net once more."
Music remained a lifelong passion. She developed her singing voice, achieving competition
success as an amateur into her 80's, and it was a common love of music that brought Nancy and her future husband Dudley Hadwen together. They were married on the 15th April 1950 in Kew, and Nancy moved into the house in Bathgate Road, Wimbledon, which Dudley's parents had bought. Sadly, he was a compulsive smoker, and after more than 30 years of marriage, he succumbed to lung cancer. He died on 14th May 1982 after a lengthy and painful period of ill health which proved a testing time for Nancy.
Following Dudley's death, Nancy began to travel again, including several journeys to
relatives and friends in New Zealand. She also returned to the clarsach, and once more took up singing, joining a local class at the Adult Education Centre, where she made many new friends. She also joined the Putney Music Society, regularly attending talks given by eminent musicians, and offering lifts to those who would otherwise have found it difficult to attend, particularly evening events.
Nancy began attending Wimbledon Meeting in 1960; she joined the Religious Society of Friends on the 18th September 1976 ("by convincement" as it says in the records) and proved a loving and committed member of the Meeting. She attended the meetings for worship regularly and steadfastly, and also came to the business meetings as often as she could. In due course she became the organiser of hospitality and refreshments, especially when it was Wimbledon's turn to host its monthly business meeting, and she filled this role for many years. Rather than press others into service, though, she was very relaxed about the job, believing that the Meeting responded best when gently led by example. She served as an Elder over many years and was most effective in her quiet convinced way. She was also a loyal supporter of the Meeting's discussion groups, and occasionally helped with the Children's Meeting. She was especially glad that Wimbledon Meeting included a group of children, possibly because she never had any of her own. Summer walks or picnics on the Common sometimes concluded at her lovely house with its well-kept garden for a delicious tea - needless to say, she was a keen gardener, hence the flowers for Sunday mornings.
Nancy had many other fine qualities: she was warm, sociable, cultured and very modest. She had a gift for friendship and this was very much in evidence from the many testimonies at her funeral. She was a very balanced person and this led to a serenity, which was an essential part of her personality. She was a good listener, too, and had much empathy for other people. Being young of heart, she took a strong interest in the world around her, and very much endorsed the modern Quaker acceptance of the arts and the rejection of that Puritanism which had denied music, theatre and literature its proper place in life. All these many positive qualities and her years of steadfast attendance at the activities of the Meeting made her a pillar of strength for our small community. However, her life was not bounded by Quakerism. Her vision was too wide for that, as the above record shows, and in all her many friendships she respected and appreciated the faiths of others. She could happily join with others in their worship, but her words: "Quakerism is right for me" encapsulated her belief. She loved the Meeting, and the Meeting loved her in return.
In 1985 Nancy set up a charitable Trust and appointed as a fellow trustee a friend from her late husband's firm of accountants who shared her love of music in general and opera in particular. Almost immediately she was asked to help the English Sinfonia, whose principal cellist at that time was a cousin of Nancy's, Anna Shuttleworth. The orchestra urgently needed a new office and in liaison with Graham Pfaff (its then Chief Executive) they were able to acquire a property in Sandy, Bedfordshire. When this was sold in the mid-990s, the Trust bought larger premises which were later donated to the orchestra in 2001. One of the first grants made by the Trust was in response to an appeal for funds to buy Mendelssohn's house in Leipzig and establish a museum there. Nancy was thrilled to be invited to its opening.
Both Nancy and her husband were devoted supporters of Glyndebourne. She liked to take her friends to the festival, where they enjoyed not only the music but also Nancy's excellent picnics. The Trust also supported the Musicians Benevolent Fund, but its beneficiaries were by no means confined to musical associations. The Trust reflected Nancy's concern for those in need, and made regular donations to the British Red Cross, Oxfam, NSPCC, RNID, Shelter and Trinity Hospice, and supported a number of Quaker projects. At a local level, it helped the Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare and the Chamber Concerts Association of Wimbledon.
George Fox urged Friends to `keep their Meetings,' and Stephen Allott, writing in The Friend of 30th January 2004, reminded us that: "we need a solid body of Friends who will ensure, by their regular attendance, that the Meeting is there, both for newcomers and for less regular attenders." Nancy Hadwen belonged to that body in Wimbledon Meeting. She is greatly missed.
Approved by Wimbledon PM on the 9th May 2004, and signed on its behalf by Jenny Ellam, Clerk. Drafted by Kurt Strauss on the basis of material kindly provided by Anna Shuttleworth, Edward Fenn and David Wells, with additional material from Eric Bramsted and Ann Strauss.
It is the custom of the Society of Friends to create a panegyric of a deceased member, which becomes part of the Society records. ELF

Nancy's ashes were partly scattered about her favourite haunts in Wimbledon the remainder on her parents grave in Richmond Cemetery (Ref section 13 grave 10075)where she is remembered with her parents on the grave site. Due to a confusion her name is recorded as Nancy Fenn, this was not remedied as all involved felt Nancy would have been amused at the error.

Research Notes:
Nancy's War Time Letters
(Images of Originals in Event Pictures.)

Milton Cottage
Lily Lane
Bishops Cornwall
Sherborne Dorset
October 25, 1940
My dear uncle Harry and Margo,
We have just got your letter today with the great good news of the birth of your son and heir, I can't tell you how glad I am, it really is splendid, my very best congratulations you have set the ball rolling again, after everyone thought the Fenn family was going to peter out with me! As soon as the war is over I want the three of us to come out to visit you in New Zealand, the parents seemed quite keen when I suggested it the other day, it would be so nice to see you both again, and of course the great Edward Liveing!
I've now been on the land for nearly 4 months I've been so lucky in getting onto a very suitable farm, we came on it by pure chance. One day we came to Sherborne to see the school, and liking it so much, we stayed here for a week. Mummy and I went out to see a farm the first day, and two ladies in a car gave us a lift. We found one of them knew a great friend of ours and the other was a farmer's wife, they asked us to tea the next day, and we arranged I should start work on their farm in a fortnight. The farmer, Mr Foot is such a nice man though he was very sceptical about a land girl, he said "Let the girl come she will be fed up with it in a fortnight" he knows differently now. I got in for the haymaking and of course the harvesting for both of which we had perfect weather, though it was hard work as we were so very shorthanded. One day when we were through threshing we were up milking at 5.30 and didn't get our tea till 8 o'clock at night. There were some bombs dropped near us that night but they didn't keep me awake! We started milking in the usual way at 6 A.M. I do eight cows now morning and evening my fingers were terribly stiff at first, then I go to another farm to fetch the four horses, huge beasts, as big as Suffolk Punches. After breakfast I clean out the cow sheds and pigsties and feed two sets of calves, after that I do the job of the day whatever it is on, at present it is Mangold pulling and hauling, until I go for the cows for the afternoon milking. I enjoy the work very much and it is a very good thing to have plenty to do in wartime '96 Mr Foot and our two men are in the home guard. One night they were all called out and Mrs Ford and I were left with the prospect of milking forty-two cows in the morning. Luckily it was a false alarm and the men were back the next day there are two dear little boys at the farm, Michael and Freckles aged 9 and 7. I've learned quite a lot about small boys since I've been there! They're much nicer than I'd always thought! Mrs Ford has a brother at Dunedin New Zealand called Asten, she was a nurse and one of her patients she took to the South of France, is living at the farm at present. She is the boy's godmother, a Mrs Adams and very charming, her flat in town was bombed last week. I was so worried about my parents in London, we've had bombs all around our house, but so far we've had no worse than broken windows. M and D spent most nights under the dining room table last month as we have no shelter! It really is splendid the way everyone is carrying ................... page missing.
Written on both sides of two pages of writing paper. Endorsement on the front page.
"I suppose this will reach you about Christmas time my love and very best wishes for it and the New Year"

37 Grosvenor Gardens
Kingston
Sept 5 (43)
My dear Margo,
I'm afraid it's a long time since I wrote you, but these are such busy days, as you well know! Have I thanked you for the very interesting New Zealand paper? I was so glad to get it. You may have heard by now that after having tried to live at Alston court we came to the conclusion that it was really more than we could manage. Daddy said he could not stand the winter is down there, and of course there are endless difficulties and expenses running a house of that size (and garden) in war time, the Labour problem is steadily getting worse. Eventually we decided to offer it to Alston Fenn, he jumped at the chance of having it and as he can afford to run the house properly and is one of the family, it seemed an ideal solution to our problem, although we can't help feeling rather sad too, in spite of of the discomforts we have had to endure living there! The Fenns have two daughters, a little younger than I am, who love old things and are fascinated with the house (they have never had a permanent home with their father being in the army) Houses are very difficult to get in town now but we have managed to get quite a nice little one off Kew Green - where I think we all ought to be very happy together. I am still on the farm at Ham so can live at home, it is on the flat for daddy and of course we all love the gardens. It's an easy place to get up to town from too. We are parking daddy at my grandmothers at Hampstead, and I have got some time off to help mummy with the move which is on September 23 our address will be 8 Priory Road Kew Surrey. I went to see an excellent play at the arts Theatre Club the other day - it was G.K.Chesterton's "Judgement of Dr Johnson" - the member who took me was a Nancy Grigg (and niece of Sir James Grigg I believe) she lived near Timaru when young and apparently knew a lot of the Julius's - she mentioned a certain "Fenny" who I oppined to be my uncle! She was in the land Army but left it, and now works with a friend of mine at the War Office. This year we have doing a good deal of evening work - but one night I felt I had earned a treat so I dashed up to town (complete in breeches!) to hear a prom at the Albert Hall - it really was a most grand programme, all Bach and Handel Leon Goossens, Harriet Cohen, Thalben-Ball were some of the soloists. It was rather interesting to, as the Queen had decided to take Princess Elizabeth to her first prom concert that evening - I couldn't understand why everybody was standing up and clapping, until I looked just above me and saw them in the Royal box!
I was swimming in the open air pool at Twickenham last week and saw a notice of a concert to be given by an amateur orchestra, so I crossed by the ferry and thoroughly enjoyed Handel's Water Music which seemed most suitable! My annual weeks holiday I am having in October, I thought we would enjoy it better when the move was over. We haven't decided whether to go to Buxton or Malvern yet, I'll get back in time for Marigold pulling! I'm in digs at present in the house of a very nice girl whose husband is in the RAF in India, there is just the two of us and her dog.
I do hope this letter reaches you safely.
My best love to you all especially young Edward how I'd like to see him come and see us all.
from
Nancy
Written on both sides of three sheets of notepaper

Nancy's Letters:
8 Priory Road
Kew
Dec 3 (44?)
My dear Uncle Harry,
I really am filled with shame when I realise we shall be feasting on your beautiful cake at Christmas time and I have not even written a letter to send you our greetings - we also have to thank you for the most interesting local papers which arrived last month. I expect you are settling down in your new home, do you feel lost without your farm? I also, have retired from agriculture after precisely four years and four months. Daddy was again taken ill in the autumn and so was my grandmother, so that my mother had a very hard time with both invalids and trying to run the house (which we still have not got straight!) So I resolved that if the Labour Exchange would release me to work at home I ought to do so. Somewhat to my surprise they were most understanding and told me to give a weeks notice which I did forthwith. So now I'm back at women's work! And there's no shortage of that at home, even though it is slightly less strenuous than the farm.
I got the farmer safely married to a great friend of mine before I left, they had a very quiet wedding in September and spent their honeymoon in Devon and Cornwall - the housekeeper went off in a bit of a huff beforehand so I helped the secretary prepare the house for their homecoming.
I met the wife of the new director of Kew Gardens, Dr Salisbury, at a friends the other day, she was rather an interesting woman, and so I prevailed on mummy to call on her - unfortunately the day we asked them to tea mummy was unwell, so I had to be the hostess-in-chief luckily Muriel Julius came along too, and they appeared to have a great many professional friends in common, so we had a most entertaining afternoon. I miss my open-air life somewhat (though I've the garden to tackle in the spring) so whenever I go into Richmond to shop, I walk through the length of Kew Gardens, it's grand being so near them - we still take a lunch in there on sunny days and even Daddy can get slowly over the green to them on mild days (he is better now but has to take everything very carefully and always has a day in bed a week)
I dashed out to Kew church this morning - it's only a few minutes over the green - old Lord Lang preached today but we have two very alive young clergy who really have turned the church into a going concern! We had a sale last week, much to my amazement they took L522 - my grandmother managed to have her poppy party for Armistice Day, again this year, and she got L42 which really was very good. As I haven't much time to practice the harp now I'm having some singing lessons from a very charming Scandinavian friend of ours - I do so enjoy it. Her husband, who is half Dutch and half English moved from his city offices to what used to be a games club down at Teddington I lunched with him one day as it was just by our farm but it was a bit too much of a rush in my dinner as I had to polish myself up a bit before entering civilised society, it was enjoyable but I found it more restful to flop down under a hay rick!
My mother and I went to quite a good production of the Beggars Opera the other day which we much enjoyed - my cousin Anna Shuttleworth is now studying the cello at the college, she is in both orchestras and wanted me to go up to her end of term concert. There were about a hundred in the orchestra, and I thought played exceptionally well. I expect you heard a Doodle Bug fell just behind the Todd's on a garage in Old Palace Yard - and they suffered very badly from blast although neither of them was hurt mercifully - poor Aunt Adria (the Great-half one!) was very upset at the ruin of her precious glasshouse. Mummy and I have made several journeys to Wentworth House to save some of the poon plants from the winter's blast, as we have a little conservatory here. Both aunts seemed as well as could be expected, although A.A. has a rather awful time running the house with an invalid and only one somewhat emotive maid.
When we left Nayland we gave the Giles Chinese Dictionary away to Col Rundal but hearing they were very short of them at the School of Oriental languages he consented to present it to them. The next day a beautifully made parcel arrived from Ray which mummy said she had better take straight up to the school. At the last minute I suggested it might be better just to look in the parcel - on opening it I found "With love from Alston Court"! And the contents rows of lovely Suffolk Spice Pippin's - I should love to have seen M handing apples round to the Oriental professors. However the dictionary did arrive later and was received with enthusiasm. My best love to Margo and Edward and to yourself.
From
Nancy.
Written on five sides of notepaper, year uncertain.

8 Priory Rd Kew Surrey.
July 13, 1945
My dear Margo
We were so delighted to receive your long and interesting letter, I love hearing about your new home, it sounds so attractive and in such a glorious position - we have been thinking of you all this month and the little new arrival, how thrilled Edward must be - although there are many advantages of being an only child - I must say I wouldn't mind some brothers and sisters at present - I've had Mummy in bed lately I think she got thoroughly run down last winter - still if I could get my family all away to the sea for a bit it would do them a lot of good - daddy is better but I'm afraid he would find the crowded travelling conditions of the present day very trying - Aunt Alison then paid us a visit last week on the way from Northampton to her daughter Olive George at Eastbourne. She hired a car for the journey, which I believe cost her a fabulous sum. She arrived for lunch complete with chauffeur and maid!
August 12th. As usual I couldn't write the letter straight through, one seems to get so little time to settle down to things nowadays! Mummy seemed no better so my grandmother put daddy up for a week - I think he was really better for the change - and enjoyed several little bridge parties! Everybody now is trying to get away to the sea for the first peacetime holiday so we had great difficulty in getting anywhere to go to however we remembered two lady gardeners we often talk to at Kew - (they look after the Rose Garden and herbaceous borders) they had told us they had a little house at Broadstairs where they had a gardening business, which they had to leave at the outbreak of war - we ask them if we could picnic in their house and they very kindly agreed - we had such a happy peaceful week - the air is so bracing there and the sea glorious. I bathed and we had picnics & in the evening went down to listen to the very good military band on the front. Mummy's people had a holiday house there years ago when she was a girl, and she says it has altered very little since then even the same old concert party and the only new cinema was hit by a bomb! We only had two grey days which we employed in visiting Sandwich and Canterbury - I was fascinated by the latter though it is sad to see the devastation all round the cathedral, the sun came out as we reached it, and it looked very fine, it is grand to feel it is practically undamaged by the horrible war - budleas seemed to grow in profusion on bomb sites - we already have brought one home with us from Bath now we have one from Canterbury unfortunately Mummy was no better when we returned so visited our Dr, who sent her up to a specialist. She had had some bad glandular swellings - he was rather serious about it and she is having to go up to London each week for some sort of light treatment - oh how I hope it will make her better. Still I'm so glad to be near London where one can get the best treatments it would have been very difficult if we had still been at Alston Court where incidentally they seem very contented and happy. Now I must thank you for the perfectly magnificent cake which arrived safely a short while ago. It really is good of you to send me such a rich and beautifully baked cake I know the time it takes - and especially with all you have to do - we do appreciate all your kindnesses to us during the war - I am saving the cake for a very special tea party.
Sept 1st I have just received your letter with the gladsome news we are all so delighted at the arrival of Katherine and send our best love and congratulations. How nice of you to Air Mail the news we were all so anxious to hear, we toasted your health at supper - Adria Fenn is staying with the Todd's in the weekend, we expect her to tea today - mummy has started her treatments and they are doing her good I'm glad to say love from us all to you all
Nancy
Written on six sides of 3 sheets of letter paper..

8 Priory Road,
Kew,
Surrey
Nov 25 (1945)
My dear Margo,
I'm afraid this will arrive a little late for Christmas but I do send all my love and best wishes to you and your family, mummy embroidered this little coat for Katharine so I am sending it off for her, as she has had rather a hectic time going to and from the hospital for her treatments lately. She just finished a course last week and is having a break from them now, I think they really did her good. On top of everything else my grandmother was taken ill last week, the doctor thought it was all up with her, and we had to keep on dashing over to Hampstead, however he underestimated her North Country constitution! and this week she has rallied amazingly, and really seems on the mend. She had been doing too much lately with her various charities, for Poppy Day she had her usual party and made over L57 which was a splendid total. There was a terrific crush, and during the musical interludes I sat halfway up the stairs, the only seat I could find! Daddy seems better I'm glad to say, I've been with him to various tea parties lately and he thoroughly enjoys meeting all his old Richmond friends. One day we went to the Salisbury's, he is the director of Kew Gardens, they have a lovely old Georgian house on Kew Green very picturesque, but bitterly cold in winter with our fuel shortage. Today the gas people have gone on strike! And I've been trying to cook the meals with hardly any heat. Luckily we have an open fire in the drawing room where I keep a kettle going, but we generally do all our heating and cooking by gas, though I really prefer electricity. My greatest friends when we lived at Streatham were the son and daughter of the vicar of Christ Church, the girl was married last month at Holy Trinity Brompton (the third wedding running I have been to there) they flew to Ireland for their honeymoon as the groom was in Imperial Airways. The music at the wedding was lovely (there was a bishop and a couple of vicars to marry them properly!) And afterwards a very good reception at the Rembrandt Hotel. I dash down to the farm at Ham whenever I can, the Secetts always give me a warm welcome, I helped in the dairy and fed cows last time, it was fun for a change. Have you seen "Johnny Frenchman" filmed in Cornwall, the "Seventh Veil" (parts filmed in Richmond and grand music) and "Perfect Strangers" a naval film? I enjoyed them all especially the second one.
Mummy and Daddy join me in love to you all
from
Nancy
endorsed at the top of the first page "daddy sends photo of U Harry in youth as he thinks Edward resembles him so much"
Written on both sides of three sheets of notepaper.

8 Priory Road
January 16 (1946)
My dear Margo
I do hope these trinkets reach you safely, I know my mother intended to send you the blue enamel brooch, that belonged to my grandmother (Uncle Harry's mother) the other things also belong to her, except the little turquoise ring and bracelet, which I had when I was small, and I wanted Katharine to have them. The bracelet looks rather nice on a chubby wrist!
We are thankful to be nearly in Spring again, today has been glorious, sunshine all the time, I got daddy out for a bit. He gave me a bicycle for Christmas (my old one had had a hard time during my farm years!) I always bike whenever I can, to get fresh air, it's very useful for shopping when one cannot get goods delivered to one's house too.
Uncle Van is coming to stay with us in February, he wants to see the King's Pictures at Burlington house, (I have been twice already they are most interesting). Later in the month I really hope to get away to my friend at the Isle of Wight and grannies maids are coming to look after daddy.
Your tinned meats have been most useful during this wretched transport strike, the only dissatisfied one is Cymbeline the cat, who doesn't like tongue! We handed over my grandmother's house on December 31 I was relieved not to have to journey over to Hampstead any more, it took so much time. I went to a New Year's Eve party on Kingston Hill, it was great fun, we ended up with Sir Roger de Coverley. As there was no other way of getting home, I had to cycle in spite of wearing an evening dress which I hoiked up on an elastic band like a pintle. London is very full, everything booked up very much. I tried for the circus at Olympia, the Proms, with no success.
With love to you all from us both
Nancy
Written on both sides of two sheets of notepaper, Nancy ran out of room at the end.

Ommaroo Hotel
Jersey C.I.
July 29, 1947
My dear uncle Harry I feel quite guilty not to have written to you and Margo before to thank you for your letters papers and perfectly delicious cake, and another parcel of food, also very welcome '96 the latter so very useful to have '96 it is such a treat to have a change in our somewhat monotonous diet! It is more than kind of you both to continue your generous presents. As you see by the above address I am staying at Jersey '96 I came with a girlfriend of mine who lives at Richmond and we are both thoroughly enjoying a fortnight's holiday here. There are many remains of the German occupation here '96 including a large underground hospital built with Russian labour '96 we have been very lucky in our hotel and weather; the bays around the island are perfect for bathing. One day we went by the mail boat to Sark '96 it is too small for motor traffic and a most beautiful spot. We had an excellent crossing from Southampton but as we could not get berths didn't get much sleep that night! We return by day via Weymouth so will see more of our journey. I still have the Conways in the top floor at home '96 really very kind and helpful people to have in the house '96 while I am away Jenny (my maid) and her old mother are also staying in the house and enjoying visits to Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. I am so thankful to have Jenny she was with Granny for twenty-six years and really takes an interest in my well-being! And is a very true friend. I have just received a letter from the farm I was on in Dorset, inviting me down in August so I am going there to give a hand with the harvest. I expect you heard I had a few days at Alston Court, Aunt Adria was there to '96 they seem very happy and are making aEight Priory road good job of village life these difficult days. Did you hear of Jack Bateman's death last month, I believe it was quite sudden. Soon I shall be settling down for the winter and will let you know how I am getting on. Very much love to you all from Nancy
Squeezed into an Air Letter addressed to Mr and Mrs HL Fenn Taiko RMD Timaru NZ.

Sept 20 (1947) 8 Priory Road Kew Surrey England.
My dear Fenn family '96 I do hope all is well with you '96 I have been meaning to write to you in case you wondered what had happened to the watch and ring I was going to send it off sometime ago but found the watch was not going, so I took it into Richmond to be mended '96 it ought to be ready in about three weeks time '96 the man said being an old watch '96 you probably would not have been able to get it repaired in New Zealand. So I'm glad I noticed it before I sent it off '96 I have been very lucky with holidays this year '96 think I last wrote to you from Jersey where I had a glorious time lots of bathing etc. I had not been home more than a week when the farmer's wife at Sherbourne (where I worked in 42) asked me to spend a fortnight with them '96 the harvest was so early this year, I got up for all the cutting and carrying of the corn, but I enjoyed it and found I had not lost my skill with a pitchfork. Then the widow of our old vicar at Streatham '96 now living with her son '96 who is a rector near Worcester '96 also asked me down for a week '96 they are very old friends of ours '96 and I was so glad to be with them again, and also to see that part of England which was new to me '96 the Malvern Hills, Tewkesbury and Worcester '96 I intended going over to Cheltenham but A(unt) Adria was away. I did enjoy moving about a bit this year, I have been so stuck in the past and with direction of labour coming on again here probably will be in the future! To safeguard myself from being put in a factory I have taken a part-time job at my old farm at Ham '96 which I hope will allow me to carry on with my musical studies at the same time '96 life is a jigsaw puzzle nowadays! And one is restricted more and more in every way! I never thought I would take up farming again. The other evening I went to Covent Garden to hear Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte" done by the Viennese State Opera Company. It really was most thrilling and very nice to see people turning up in evening dress as they used to in prewar days. I can't tell you how I appreciate all food parcels you send, the cake is still being reserved for a suitably important occasion before I cut it. Much love to all Nancy.
Squeezed into an Air Letter addressed to Mrs Fenn Gleniti Taiko RMD Timaru NZ.

8 Priory Road Kew
4 Jun 1947
My dear uncle Harry and Margo,
Thank you both so much for your kind sympathetic letters '96 it is just as you say I shall miss Daddy very much '96 we were such friends '96 but I realise how he would have hated to have been dependent on other people '96 it was wonderful how much he did manage to do '96 and it was much happier that he went before his life became too much of a burden '96 he missed Mummy very much to of course. I had just been away for my first holiday for nearly 2 years I stayed with a friend at the Isle of Wight for a week, granny's two good maids looked after D whilst I was away '96 he was so nice in wanting me to go. I shall always be thankful I was firm about coming home to be with him for what were to be his last few days with me. I took him into Kew Gardens in a wheelchair (the first time this year) the cherry blossom was out, and everything looked beautiful '96 it is such a mercy I had just got the nurse and her husband living upstairs '96 they both could not have been kinder and more helpful. My grandmother's maid, Jenny comes to me three days a week and is an absolute treasure. All my friends have been so kind asking me out. Today I have been planning with a girl to go to Brittany in the summer holidays and perhaps to Jersey '96 all new ground for me when at the Island last month the peowrittenple who on six sides had just moved to the next house were the Dudgeons from 2 Portland Terrace Richmond, of course they know all my friends and relations, it was.......... to meet there! I may do a bit of farm work this summer but as singing is becoming so interesting to me I want to keep my home together, I shall not take up agriculture seriously again! Now I must thank you for your wonderful food parcel I can't tell you how I appreciate and enjoy it it really is very kind and generous of you both, such a great help. I wanted Edward and Katherine to have his watch and ring so I will send them off soon by the safest route.
With much love to you all - yours affectionately
Nancy
P.S. Mrs Gray (nee Ada Julius) wrote she was returning to New Zealand shortly.
Written on an Air Letter addressed to Mr and Mrs HL Fenn Taiko RMD Timaru NZ8 Priory road Kew Surrey

10 Bathgate Rd London SW 19
Jan 3rd 1962
My dear uncle Harry and Margo
I really should have written to you earlier to say how absolutely thrilled we were with your wonderful tape! We do appreciate all the time and trouble you must all have taken to record it. Uncle Harry sounded just as he did in 38 when I last saw him (and very interesting to hear about his life in New Zealand) and Margo just as if she was talking to us in the room '96 your garden I'm sure would put ours to shame. I enjoy gardening up to a point but there are so many other things I want to do, my aim at present is to cut things down to a minimum flowering shrubs and grass! I hope for more help from my Gingers next season! Last year the weather was so often bad when they came over they couldn't do much. We had a very happy Christmas, our cousins came up to stay with us and brought their cat with them! It was fairly cold but so far no snow '96 then on New Year's Eve we had a regular blizzard '96 we were going to a party in North London but it was impossible to get out '96 cars were being abandoned in the snow everywhere '96 I've managed to keep the house warm and no frozen pipes so far '96 but travelling is still pretty bad '96 I haven't dared take the car out yet '96 poor Dudley took three hours getting to the office (usually takes him about an hour) I'll be thankful when the spring comes you talk of lilacs etc sounds to heavenly! Yet on the continent now they're wanting snow for the winter sports. Adria just missed hearing your tape '96 she came up for a day before Christmas '96 but she's longing to hear it '96 so hope she will come up again soon. Will get her to speak on the next tape we send you. Thank you for your lovely calendar (so far only one arrived)
Best love from Nancy
Written on a Air Letter

10 Bathgate Rd London SW 19
22 Aug 1962
My dear Margot,
Thank you so much for your letter with the great news that Edward has actually booked his passage '96 I expect you can all hardly believe it yet! I'll be under the clock at Waterloo Station on June 3rd! We will probably have a holiday in May, as I find Dudley badly needs one about that time, after having got the firms accounts out but will certainly make a point of being home when Edward arrives '96 I just want him to feel he can use this place as a base and feel free to make whatever plans he wants '96 and to come and go as he pleases '96 I hope it will be a better summer next year '96 it has been most unsettled this year '96 and occasional glimpse of the sun '96 and then the high winds and storms. We had another lovely visit to Glyndebourne last Friday to see Monteverdi's "Poppea" we enjoyed it enormously, glorious music and a wonderful performance. Though we had our picnic supper in the car park in the usual thunderstorm! We haven't gone around the gardens at Glyndebourne once this year, most disappointing, although it's more difficult to keep private gardens up to the mark in England the ones open to the public are really lovely '96 we went to the Savill Gardens which are in Windsor Great Park last Saturday '96 beautiful herbaceous borders and roses etc. On Sunday afternoon we walked over Wimbledon Common to White Lodge in Richmond Park '96 it is now the Junior Royal Ballet School '96 a glorious place for hermits open to the public during August well worth seeing.
Love to you all from us both
from Nancy
Written on a Air Letter

nr Bideford N Devon
Aug 7 82
My dear Edward
At last I've managed to get away to stay with Brenda for a holiday and am really enjoying myself and feeling the benefit. I spent two nights en route with Angela and Ken at Winchcombe '96 Angela has been splendid helping Adria '96 I think I told you she had been moved to a nursing home connected with Faithful House '96 but Angela rang me shortly after to say she was not at all happy about the home '96 where Adria was just in a ward '96 so together we found another nursing home where we liked the Staff and she could have a nice big room '96 ground floor level '96 they did it up for her, and we've moved her furniture pictures books etc in and it really looks much pleasanter than her previous rooms '96 at FH '96 Mary Legge is now ninety '96 but visits Adria frequently! Adria was wandering in mind (& body) and really needs twenty-four hours a day attention which FH said they could not give '96 I saw Adria three days running in the new home and she was beginning to look better already '96 although she did say she had to get back to her mother at Alston Court! But she's perfectly sensible most of the time '96 and her walking is improving, so we are hoping to get her out in a car sometime. I really got to know Angela & Ken which was good, and enjoyed staying with them lovely to get back from a hot sticky day in Cheltenham to have a swim in their swimming pool in the garden '96 with a glorious view of the Cotswold Hills! I've got Jenny and brother George and his wife and sister (The Ginger Family) looking after Charming (the cat) and Homebush whilst I'm away '96 which is a good thing also burglaries arrive in London (I've had two break-ins since May and with the insurance money would probably install a burglar alarm) I'm really enjoying my holiday in Devon (first for four years) and Brenda makes one so welcome '96 Kevin her son is very busy restoring old furniture in his workshop and I couldn't resist buying a country Hepplewhite chair he brought virtually in bits and made a beautiful job of. We went to the North Devon Agricultural Show day before yesterday '96 great fun but it poured with rain in the afternoon! Brenda the last few years has had a Subaru car which she has been delighted with (I expect you have them in New Zealand being Japanese) at the show her Barnstable garage had a stand and a super second-hand 1981 one owner car was amongst the exhibits. My old Rover is now ten years old and needs a lot spending on it '96 so after sleeping on it '96 we rang the garage '96 I had a run in the car '96 and we made a deal so now I'm going home in it! And good old Rover stays in Devon. It's a changeover I knew I would have to make sooner or later preferably sooner! I'm hoping to call in to see Alison and Ray for an hour or two on my homeward journey, haven't seen them for ages and I would be passing quite near them. I've had some good bathing here you can surf ride near Bideford. Been to a concert where some friends of Anna's (and mine) were performing at the North Devon music festival and am now really feeling much better for a holiday.
Written on four sides of two sheets of note paper
Do hope you and the family are well
Lots of love
Nancy

Other Records

1. Nancy's Letters:

Nancy married Dudley Manning HADWEN [491], son of Arthur Henry HADWEN [2526] and Eleanor Kathleen "Kitty" JOPP [2528], on 15 Apr 1950 in Kew Parish Church SRY. Dudley was born on 1 Dec 1903 in Putney London, died on 10 May 1982 in Wimbledon London aged 78, and was cremated in Putney Vale. The cause of his death was haemopericardium, dissecting aneurism of the aorta, carcinoma of the lung.

General Notes:
Dudley qualified a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1927 becoming a Fellow in 1960. He was for many years the Company Secretary for Whiley & Co of London goldbeaters, and administered private accounts. He shared a deep love of music with his wife Nancy, was keen on photography, mathematics, the stock market and travel. Much of Dudley's success came from an ability to focus exclusively on a subject, sometimes to the exclusion of everything else around him. Dudley inherited his family home at 10 Bathgate Rd Wimbledon built by his father, which was sold out of the family at his wifes death in 2003.

1939 Register
10 Bathgate Road , Wimbledon M.B., Surrey, England
Dudley M Hadwen01 Dec 1903MaleChartered Accountant Single1471

OBITUARY - Old Kings Club Newsletter No.61 September 1982.
D M Hadwen (1921) was at Kings (College School Wimbledon) during the First World War. After leaving he became a Chartered Accountant and, after a short time in private practice joined the firm of G M Whiley where he remained for 50 years, eventually becoming Company Secretary. Outside business he enjoyed a keen appreciation of music. We offer our sympathy to his wife Nancy.

Dudley's cremation ref was 60727, his ashes were scattered in the Garden of Rememberance, Putney Vale London.

1826. Sydney Graham Saint GILES [7498] (Bertram GILES C M G1479, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 15 Jul 1909 in Chi-nan Fu China and died in Mar 1966 in Swindon WIL aged 56.

General Notes:
Sydney had polio as a child and was looked after by his mother until she died, then he had it again and became paraplegic.

Rosamond Stewart in New Zealand writes to Simon Potter:
"My Aunt Rosamond Giles (Pickford ) mother of Giles who spoke at Fort San Domingo Museum & my Mother Marjory Giles (House) both talked about Sydney who had polio at 2yrs & then later again & was in a wheelchair from then on .They used to play with him when they were at school in England,(their home being in China where Lancelot was Consul General in different places).Indeed my Mother was at High school in Wimbledon in 1928 when Bertram collapsed in his doorway on returning from work,of a Heart attack and/or a Stroke. It was not because of his being shot in the Nanking Incident as reported in some areas. Anyway Mum had quite a bit to do with Aunt Violet & Sydney.Violet found it quite hard to look after him after Bertram had died.When Violet died he was in a Home not sure where,but after he was grown up he went to Italy and was looked after by an Italian couple till he died. He corresponded with my Aunt Rosamond till he died & I know she sent him regular money to live on"

Another memory of Sydney:
Sydney (sic) "last heard of by us escaping from German advance in South of France in wheelchair pushed by his nurse (they eventually married) on to the Hospital Ship"

1827. Sylvia Sarah GILES [414] (Dr Lionel GILES C B E1480, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Mar 1906 in Acton MDX and died in Jan 1990 in Worthing SSX aged 83.

General Notes:
Sylvia was mentioned with Lawrence in a letter to Harry L Fenn from Richard P Fenn, 5 Feb 1962, identifying younger generations of the family.

Sylvia died about 14 years ago in Bournmouth - Email 29 Sep 2001

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Selwyn Gardens Cambridge. Sylvia staying with her grandfather is described as a grandaughter aged 5 born Aston MDX but the MDX is removed by a dividing line?

Sylvia married Ellis Reginald CRASWELLER [7480], son of CRASWELLER [24093] and Matilda [24091]. Ellis was born about 1890 in Ipswich SFK and died on 1 Dec 1950 in 98 Abbots Rd Abbots Langley Watford HRT aged about 60.

General Notes:
Ellis Reginald Crasweller
Registration Year: 1890
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Ipswich Suffolk
Volume: 4a Page: 877

Crassweller Ellis Reginald of 98 Abbots Road Abbots Longley Herts died 1 December 1950. Probate London 28 April 1951 to Lionel Giles CBE. Effects L6121 13s 8d.
National Probate Calendar.

1828. Capt Lawrence Perivale GILES R E [413] (Dr Lionel GILES C B E1480, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Apr 1911 in 13 Whitchal Gdns. Acton MDX and died 4 Qtr 1999 in Gipping & Hartismere SFK aged 88.

General Notes:
Lawrence had a PhD in Engineering (building bridges) lived in Ely Cambridgeshire. Had 3 sons

1939 Register
38 Abbots Road , Watford R.D., Hertfordshire, England
Laurence P Giles 11 Apr 1911 single Engineer Public Works Construction

Laurence Perivale Giles
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1911
Date of Registration: Nov 1999
Age at Death: 88
Registration district: Gipping and Hartismere Suffolk
Register Number: 18A District and Subdistrict: 7451 Entry Number: 233

Lawrence married Kathleen M FREEMAN [10501] 4 Qtr 1941 in Reg Lewisham LND. Kathleen was born about 1914.

General Notes:
Kathleen M Freeman
Spouse Surname: Giles
Date of Registration:
Oct-Nov-Dec 1941
Registration district: Lewisham London
Volume Number: 1d Page Number: 1936

1829. Margaret Valerie Saint GILES [2593] (Col Valentine GILES RE D.S.O.1481, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 19 Jan 1906 in Meerut Bengal India and died on 23 Feb 1993 in Malvern WOR aged 87.

General Notes:
Margaret Valerie Saint Giles
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1906
Birth Place: Meerut, Bengal, India
Baptism Date: 5 Apr 1906
Baptism Place: Bengal, India
Father: Valentine Giles
Mother: Margaret Mayhew
FHL Film Number: 527534

Perrott Margaret Valerie Saint of Sherborne Tower Nursing Home Malvern Here. Died 23 February 1993 Probate Birmingham 22 July 1993. £158,557 9381702830 P
National Probate Calendar.

Margaret married William Roland Sargeant PERROT [9299], son of John PERROT [13155] and Ethel [13156], in 1939. William was born on 31 Aug 1906 in MDX and died on 30 Dec 1961 in Guildford SRY aged 55.

General Notes:
William worked for Shell Oil in Singapore, and was interned by the Japanese in Changi Prison till the end of WW II.

William Rowland Sargent Perrott
Shell Petroleum Executive
Age: 46
Birth Date: abt 1906
Margaret Valerie Perrott
Age 46
Birth Date 1906
Laura Jane Perrott
Age 2
Birth Date 1950
Departure Date: 28 Dec 1952
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Singapore
Ship Name: Oranje
Search Ship Database: Search for the Oranje in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Nederland Line Royal Dutch Mail
Master: H W Hemmes

Perrott William Roland Sargent of Eastmoor High Park Avenue East Horsley Surrey, died 30 December 1961 at St Luke's Hospital Guildford. Probate London 7 March 1962 to Margaret Valerie Saint Perrott widow. Effects £17,289 9s 0d.
National Probate Calendar.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 2132 F    i. Laura PERROT [9257] was born on 6 Sep 1949 and died on 27 Sep 2005 aged 56.

1830. Austin Loudon Valentine Saint GILES [9255] (Col Valentine GILES RE D.S.O.1481, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 25 Oct 1907 in Cambridge, was baptised on 25 Dec 1907 in St Marks Grantchester CAM, and died on 9 Dec 1993 in Hampton Wick Kingston LND aged 86.

General Notes:

AUSTIN
Last nameGILES
GenderMale
Age 23
Birth year1907
OccupationBANKER
Departure year1930
Departure day30
Departure month10
Departure portLONDON
Destination portSINGAPORE
DestinationSINGAPORE
CountrySINGAPORE
Destination countrySINGAPORE
Ship nameCHITRAL
Ship official number148861
Ship master's first nameO
Ship master's last nameSIGGERS
Ship master's titleESQ
Shipping linePENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION CO

Austin Loudon Valentine Saint
Last nameGiles
Age33
Birth year1908
Birth place/nationalityEngland
Arrival year1941
Arrival citySan Francisco
Arrival stateCalifornia
Arrival countryUnited States
Ship nameAsama Maru
NARA publication numberM1410
NARA roll number368
Record setCalifornia, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953.

AUSTIN LOUDON V GILES
Birth day25
Birth month10
Birth year1907
Death quarter4
Death year1993
DistrictRICHMOND UPON THAMES
District number2481
Register number23A
Entry number202
Date of registration mm/yy1293
CountySurrey
Record setEngland & Wales deaths 1837-2007

Deaths
Austin Loudon V Giles
Birth Date: 25 Oct 1907
Date of Registration: Dec 1993
Age at Death: 86
Registration district: Richmond Upon Thames
Inferred County: Surrey
Register Number: 23A
District and Subdistrict: 2481
Entry Number: 202

Giles Austin Loudon Valentine St., of 15 Becketts place Hampton Wick Kingston, died 9 December 1993. Probate Brighton 16 June 1994. Effects not exceeding £125,000. 9451314168M.
National Probate Calendar

Austin married someone Sibyl Gladwin Sykes THOMPSON [11696], daughter of Harold Sykes THOMPSON [25379] and Constance Sybil [25380], on 11 May 1939 in Mukden Manchuria. Sibyl was born on 18 Jun 1909 in Kobe Japan, was baptised on 1 Dec 1909 in Kobe Japan, and died in 1999 in Somerset aged 90.

General Notes:
Sybil Gladwin Sykes Thompson
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1909
Baptism Date: 1 Dec 1909
Baptism Place: Kobe, Japan
Event Type: Baptism
Father: Harold Sykes Thompson
Mother: Constance Sybil Thompson
Piece Description: RG 33: Foreign Registers and Returns, 1627-1960

AUSTIN L V S GILES
Year range1936-1940
Marriage placeMUKDEN
CountryCHINA
Spouse Thompson or Wiles
Record SourceGRO Consular Marriages (1849-1965)
Volume33
Page52
Record setBritish nationals married overseas 1818-2005

Sibyl Gladwyn Sykes Saint GILES
Age 32
Birth year1909
Place of birth Kobe Japan
Occupationhousewife
Departure year1941
Departure day14
Departure month2
Arrival citySan Francisco
Arrival stateCalifornia
Arrival countryUnited States
Ship nameAsama Maru
NARA publication numberM1410
NARA roll number368
Record setCalifornia, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953

SYBIL GLADWIN SYKES ST GILES
Age38
Birth year1909
OccupationHOUSEWIFE
Departure year1947
Departure day6
Departure month11
Departure portSOUTHAMPTON
Destination portSINGAPORE
DestinationSINGAPORE
CountrySINGAPORE
Destination countrySINGAPORE
Ship nameSTRATHNAVER
Ship official number162619
Ship master's first nameE
Ship master's last nameLEE
Ship master's titleCAPT
Shipping lineP. & O.
CitySOUTHAMPTON
Ship destination portKURE
Ship destination countryJAPAN
Ship registered tonnage22283
Number of passengers266
Record setPassenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960

SYBIL GLADWIN SYKES ST GILES
Age43
Birth year1909
OccupationHOUSEWIFE
Departure year1952
Departure day4
Departure month10
Departure portSOUTHAMPTON
Destination portHONG KONG
DestinationHONG KONG
CountryCHINA
Destination countryCHINA
Ship nameSOMALI
Ship official number182907
Ship master's first nameH J M
Ship master's last namePERRY
Ship master's titleCAPTAIN
Shipping lineP & O
CitySOUTHAMPTON
Ship destination portYOKOHAMA
Ship destination countryJAPAN
Ship registered tonnage4389.41
Number of passengers10
Record setPassenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960

SYBIL GLADWIN S
Last nameST GILES
GenderFemale
Birth day18
Birth month6
Birth year1909
Death quarter3
Death year1999
DistrictMENDIP
District number7213
Register numberW35B
Entry number015
Date of registration mm/yy0799
CountySomerset
Record setEngland & Wales deaths 1837-2007



1831. Philadelphia Alaine Alexia Saint GILES [9235] (Col Valentine GILES RE D.S.O.1481, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 8 Dec 1925 in Preston LAN, died on 22 Jun 2017 in Queensland Aust. aged 91, and was cremated on 30 Jun 2017 in Atherton Crematorium QLD.

General Notes:
England Birth Index.
Oct Qtr 1925
Giles Philadelphia A A S. Mothers Maiden Name Fraser. Preston 8e 728

Philadelphia was born in a farmhouse near Preston Lancashire, UK, her father being stationed there a colonel in the Royal Engineers. When she was two years old, he retired and as her mother was a Scot from Aberdeenshire they moved up to what had been a coaching inn west of Aberdeen. In those days it was very remote and the lady who owned the store some miles a way delivered their groceries by pony and trap. There was no electricity other than a big old generator, which gave them 32-volt lights. As the temperatures were so cold, they did not need fridges. They grew all their own fruit and vegetables and a beautiful flower garden.

At that stage she shared a governess with another local family, a variety of teachers who were not very good, but her father gave her lots of books to read and helped in other ways. In 1935 she moved to a house to Bexhill Sussex on south coast of England, . There she went to a boarding school with brilliant teachers who broadened her knowledge. Apart from the three R's she studied botany, arts, crafts and music, it was a small school of twenty-five children and six teachers. In 1939 she attended the well respected Cheltenham Ladies College in Gloucestershire, which her mother had attended in 1901.

War broke out just before term started, so life became different. They were bombed from time to time. For one term, some of the houses were moved to a large country estate. When they returned, they found the army had taken over their swimming pool and they were moved again. Some of the best teachers had gone to war and life was generally disrupted with air raids. In 1942 she left school at 18 to join the war effort. She had just completed the end of which would have been (Australian) grade ten, because she had to be nineteen to start her general nurse training, she trained as a children's nurse in a home taken over by the Americans for young children to five years of age, who were evacuated from the London slums or had parents serving over seas with the forces.

The work was very hard, twelve hour days were common, with one day off a month. As they were near the Kent Coast they were regularly in the path of German bombers. She often spent several hours outside at night fire watching, to give the alarm if incendiary (fire) bombs, were dropped in the vicinity. If she was in bed before the raids started she had to be at her post fully dressed before the warning siren finished wailing. She soon learnt to wake up before it started. Finishing this training, she had a few months to fill in before she started her nursing and took a job in a Rudolf Steiner home for intellectually handicapped children. It was a most interesting experience being far advanced from what was done elsewhere at the time.

January 1944 saw the realization of her lifetime ambition to become a nurse. She was accepted at London's Saint Thomas's hospital, where Florence Nightingale started the training school. A few of the older Sisters had known her personally before she died in about 1912. The hospital was straight across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and during the time she was there, it was bombed. Early in her training some of the younger staff were sent up to Edinburgh for a few months to get away from some of the fiercest bombing. It was while she was there she got word of her fathers death and returned home to take care of her mother who was recovering from a burst appendix. She was able to return in May and spent the next four years doing work she really loved.

After graduation in early 1949 she wanted to go overseas. An advertisment in the London Times led to a job caring for an old lady returning to her family in Australia. She travelled by ship of course, and had a very interesting trip. After six weeks, they disembarked in Sydney and went, as pre arranged, to do her midwifery training at the King George Hospital there. Sydney was a beautiful city then, she met lots of people through a first cousin who had married into the Lindeman family. She met an elderly lady at a party and was telling her that she would love to see more of the country but did not know anyone else outside of Sydney. The lady responded that she had just come down from North Queensland where she had been writing a book about her cousin, they loved having visitors and she would arrange an invitation. It duly arrived and when she completed her midwifery training she boarded a flight to Cairns to be met by the lady in the book, Glen Atkinson, my great grandmother.

She arrived at Gunnawarra in the mid 1950's in the middle of the mustering season. She stayed for about four to five months and was proposed to by Kate's son Geoffrey Good Atkinson, she then returned to the UK to get her belongings. She stayed in the UK for twelve months to save her return fare and worked in England during that time. On her return she went first to Alice Springs where she stayed with friends for a month, then the three friends, all girls, drove to Mt Isa, camping on the roadside for two nights. She then caught a train to Charters Towers where she worked in the hospital for three months. In December she was picked up and returned to Gunnawarra for Christmas.

She was married there at the station on January 12th 1952, where she had her five children Francis Giles, Vivyan Thomas, Penelope Glen, Jeremy James and Christopher Phillip Geoffrey ( my father). She remained at Gunnawarra during this time, travelling back to Europe and the UK twice. She battled cancer, drought and the beef depression and retired to the Atherton Tablelands in 1980. She achieved citizenship in 1993, a real Aussie now!

Rosamond remarks that she has been speaking to Philadelphia in Atherton Qld. - 2008

Her husband Geoff died in November 1995 and she moved into a smaller house in the township of Atherton. She then decided to put all her energies back into her career and enrolled to learn palliative care nursing. She is a volunteer with the Cancer Council and attends chemotherapy sessions, making the patients more comfortable and someone to chat with during their time in the hospital. She also helps with respite home visits. She is an active member with Rotarians (ladies contingent of Rotary) and works fundraising for her local church.

She has eight beautiful grandchildren and one dear little great grandchild who all visit often. She is blessed with good health and an active mind and looks forward to whatever challenges the future holds.
Remy Atkinson

Bim Atkinson Writes 2016
"Delphie retired at the beginning of 2012. On Australia day, January 26th 2013 she was awarded an OAM - Order of Australia Medal for her years of dedicated work to the community and the church. The application was secretly processed by her son Bim Atkinson."



Research Notes:

Image courtesy: V C Nash
Images courtesy of Giles Family Website
Image courtesy Bim Atkinson



Philadelphia married Geoffrey Good ATKINSON [9236], son of Thomas Joseph Good ATKINSON [21362] and Jessie Glennie Godschall JOHNSTON [21364], on 12 Jan 1952 in Gunnawarra Queensland. Geoffrey was born on 17 Jun 1917 in Pt Douglas QLD, died on 12 Dec 1995 in Tinaroo Kairi Atherton QLD aged 78, and was buried in Gunnawarra Queensland.

Research Notes:
Image courtesy: V C Nash
Image courtesy: Bim Atkinson


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2133 M    i. Alex ATKINSON [24507] died on 25 Sep 1953 in Queensland Aust.

+ 2134 M    ii. Rupert ATKINSON [24832] died on 25 Sep 1953 in Queensland Aust.


1832. Rosamond Saint GILES [681] (Lancelot GILES1482, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 31 Mar 1907 in Amoy China, died on 12 Jul 1996 in Canberra ACT Australia aged 89, and was buried on 18 Jul 1996 in Canberra ACT Australia.

General Notes:
Rosamond, her children, and mother, lived at 19 Ely Ave Auckland NZ from early 1948 to 1950 when they left for Australia. Settling in Perth, Rosamonds husband Harold (Pete) joined them leaving Teintsin and his job with the Shanghai Bank

Rosamund was mentioned in a letter to H L Fenn in NZ from Dick Fenn 5 Feb 1963 writing about the few younger generations of the family. "Lance Giles daughter Rosamund"



Rosamond married Harold Langley "Pete" PICKFORD [7488] on 28 Oct 1930. Pete was born on 10 Jan 1900 in Wandsworth LND and died on 7 Oct 1976 in Fremantle Western Australia aged 76. He was usually called Pete.

1833. Marjory Saint GILES [7482] (Lancelot GILES1482, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 18 Feb 1913 in Ku Kiang China, died on 26 Jan 2007 in Perth Western Aust. aged 93, and was cremated on 5 Feb 2007 in Perth Western Aust.

General Notes:
Memories of her Mother
Rosamond Stewart
2008.
Marjory was educated at primary level by her father, so she would not need to spend nine years away at school in England, as her sister Rosamond had in her school years.
Later at school in Wimbledon she boarded with the family of Dr Powell-Evans and their four sons who, with the Giles cousins and her two grandfathers were good companions for her. There was also, at some stage, Grace Scott, Robert Pickett's second wife. Her early adult life was spent with her parents in various places in China until she married my father in 1934. Life in the British Legations was good, a life of indulgence, the women not needing to go out to work, and helpful servants who did everything. Their daily activities were varied, giving dinner parties, playing croquet, bowls, tennis, play acting.
Once Marjory married she lived in Teintsin. In 1941, when I was one year old, the Japanese came to conquer China, and the women and children had to be evacuated to different countries. We went to Bombay, India, with the Pickfords, as Pete was in the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank. When the war finished we all travelled to England and stayed with relatives and tried to settle. My brother Richard was born in Devon in January 1947. The family then returned to Shanghai, and were there until July 1949 when war came again to us, Mao-Tse Tung came to the Yangtze river at Shanghai fighting against the Nationalists. This time it was decided, after British naval ships were damaged in the fighting, to take the last British ship out of Shanghai to Hong Kong, then on to Macau to await a ship to Adelaide Australia. The family stayed in Adelaide with Ivors sister (Nancy) who was having a baby, Marjory, who had never done housework before looked after 9 people on her own - some feat! They then took the S.S. Oronsay to Freemantle, and settled in Albany, tired of moving around the world. Sadly she was widowed in October 1955. As we grew up she moved to Perth. Marjory lived at Applecross, Freemantle, and Forest Dale where she helped Richard with his family and with his beekeeping. Sadly she had to go to a nursing home in 2000 after breaking her leg which was the end of her independence and walking. After seven years of care she died in January 2007.
Mother was an inspiration to everyone, all through her interesting life.

Cuth or Cuthbert also Margy were nicknames for Marjory. The nickname origionated from a popular song during the War (WW1) called "Hop it Cuthbert" which seemed suitable for a young child always under peoples feet at that time.



Marjory married Ivor Edwin HOUSE [7484], son of Capt Albert Edward HOUSE [9038] and Susan Ellen GOODFELLOW [9042], on 22 Sep 1934. Ivor was born on 12 Mar 1907 in Devonport Plymouth CON and died on 25 Oct 1955 in Albany Western Australia aged 48. The cause of his death was Pulmonary embolus, as a result of medical negligence by an alcoholic doctor.

General Notes:
Ivor was educated (1920-24) at Whitgift Grammer School, Alverstoke HAM, by 1928 he had moved back to China and joined the Hankow Fusilliers Regiment. He also was a professional jockey, riding at the Shanghai and Tientsin Jockey Clubs. He met his wife Marjory, whose parents owned racehorses, when she led him in after a winning ride. Ivor was also employed at Liddell's a company treating goat skins for export.
When in 1941 the Japanese invaded China the family moved, on a Mission Ship, to Bombay. Ivor served during the WWII on Mission 204* in Burma supporting Chinese guerillas fighting the Japanese. With his family he returned to England at the end of the war.
In early 1948 Ivor was seconded back to Shanghai to continue in his job at Liddell's, however the takeover of China by the communists, again forced the family to leave China, this time to Australia, where they settled in Albany W.A. Ivor worked as manager of Albany Woollen Mills, enjoying hobbies of bird and butterfly watching, and stamp collecting.
His premature death at age 46 was as a result of medical mismanagement.
*Mission 204 was a top secret Australian cadre of demolition and guerilla experts despatched from Burma to central China to harass the Japanese.

1834. Penelope Esbell LAURENCE [9278] (Mabel GILES1483, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 26 Dec 1905 in Kensington LND and died 2 Qtr 1951 in Reg Battle SSX aged 45. The cause of her death was asthma.

General Notes:
Penelope was aged 46 at her death

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Verulam House Watford. Penelope is recorded as a daughter aged 6 born Kensington LND

Penelope married Col Dudley Stewart NORMAN [9310], son of Robert William NORMAN [20025] and Mary Florence STEWART [20026]. Dudley was born on 18 Feb 1899 in Fahan Donegal IRL and died on 16 Dec 1988 in Reg Hastings SSX aged 89.

General Notes:
Dudley may have married 3 times

Research Notes:
None of below proven to Dudley 2015.

DUDLEY S
Last name NORMAN
Year range 1926-1930
Marriage place NANKING
Country CHINA
Record Source GRO Consular Marriages (1849-1965)
Volume 20
Page 76
Record set British nationals married overseas 1818-2005
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Record collection Marriages & divorces
Collections from United Kingdom

First name(s) DUDLEY
Last name NORMAN
Gender Male
Birth year 1899
Birth day 18
Birth month 2
Marital status M
Occupation REGULAR ARMY
Departure year 1955
Departure day 9
Departure month 7
Departure port SOUTHAMPTON
Destination port QUEBEC
Destination QUEBEC
Country CANADA
Destination country CANADA
Ship name HOMERIC
City SOUTHAMPTON
Ship destination port QUEBEC
Ship destination country CANADA
Dudley was accompanied by Barbara

First name(s) D S
Last name Norman
Service number -
Rank Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant
Corps Dublin Fusiliers, East Yorkshire Regiment
Service record Rank: Second Lieutenant, Corps: Dublin Fusiliers
Service record 2 Rank: Lieutenant, Corps: East Yorkshire Regiment
Archive reference WO372/15
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D4402207
Country Great Britain
Record set World War One British Army medal index cards

First name(s) D S
Last name Norman
Year 1942
Service number 14022
Number -
Unit or regiment 4th Btn East Yorkshire Regiment
Rank Major
Date of capture 1942-06-01
PoW camp -
Interviewed in Switzerland 1943-11-14
TNA series WO208
Series name POW - Escape via Switzerland - report
TNA piece number 4264
Country Great Britain

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 3 Newnham Rd Bedford. Dudley is recorded as a son aged 12 at school (Bedford Grammar) born Fahan Donegal

1835. John Allen "Jack" LAURENCE [9258] (Mabel GILES1483, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1908 in Watford HRT and died in 2002 aged 94. He was usually called Jack.

General Notes:
Jack and Audrey were twins, Jack had two daughters.

Julia Garbett (nee Norman) writes to Rosamond Stewart:
I don't really know any of the Giles family, although during the war I met some but I have forgotten who. Audrey and Jack are still alive at 94 years, living in nursing homes. Audrey is physically strong but has no short-term memory and is very repetitive but knows who I am when I see her. Jack is very frail but all there. His daughter Claudia looks after his welfare and together we look after Audrey.
16 Aug 2000

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Verulam House Watford. John is recorded as a son aged 2 born Watford HRT

Jack married Mary COWPER [9259] in 1935. Mary was born in 1909 and died in 1991 aged 82. Another name for Mary was Molly COWPER.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2135 M    i. Alistair Howard LAURENCE [9260] was born in 1937 and died in 1972 aged 35.


1836. Audrey LAURENCE [9279] (Mabel GILES1483, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born about 1908 in Watford HRT and died in 2006 aged about 98.

Research Notes:
Name: Audrey Norman; Female; Age: 21; Birth Year: abt 1908; Birth Country: Watford England; Date of Arrival: 6 Jul 1929 Vessel: S S Alaunia Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Port of Departure: Southampton, England. Audrey's father given as Claude Laurence
Ancestry

Audrey Norman age 23 resident of Canada, departured Quebec, arrived Southampton 11 Jun 1931 address in England Longmead Burnham Bucks.
Ancestry

Audrey Norman age 24 address Broadstone Dorset departured Plymouth, arrived Brisbane 23 Mar 1933 on SS Cathay
Ancestry

Audrey Norman age 29 housewife resident of Canada, departured New York, arrived Southampton 23 April 1937 address in England Longmead Burnham Bucks.
Ancestry

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Verulam House Watford. Audrey is recorded as a daughter aged 2 born Watford HRT

Audrey married Robert Warren NORMAN [9322], son of Robert William NORMAN [20025] and Mary Florence STEWART [20026], about 1929 in Longmead Burnham BKM. The marriage ended in divorce. Robert was born about 1896 in Fahan Donegal IRL. They had no children.

Research Notes:
Ancestry
Robert W Norman Gender: Male Race/Nationality: Irish Birth Date: 1895 Birth Place: Fahan, Ireland Last Residence: British Columbia, Canada Port of Departure: Victoria, British Columbia Arrival Age: 22 Arrival Date: Nov 1917 Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington Line Number: 19
Ancestry

Robert W Norman age 31 accountant resident of Canada, with his brother Luke, departured St Johns N S, arrived Liverpool 23 Dec 1926 address in England The White House Bucknall Leintwardine Shropshire.
Ancestry

Robert W Norman Age: 31 Clerk Birth Year: abt 1896 Birth Country: Ireland Date of Arrival: 5 Jun 1927 Vessel: Andania Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Port of Departure: Liverpool, England. Robert declared that he had been in Canada between 1913 - 1926 in Montreal.
Ancestry

Robert W Norman Male Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1895 Birth Country: Ireland Date of Arrival: 6 Jul 1929 Vessel: S S Alaunia Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Port of Departure: Southampton, England. Robert declared that he had been in Canada between 1913 - 1929 in Montreal.

Robert W Norman age 38 accountant resident of Canada, departured Quebec, arrived Southampton 24 Aug 1933 address in England Longmead Burnham Bucks.
Ancestry

Robert W Norman age 42 accountant resident of Canada, departured New York, arrived Southampton 23 April 1937 address in England Longmead Burnham Bucks.
Ancestry

Robert W Norman age 54 accountant resident of Canada, departured Durban, arrived London 21 April 1949 as a tourist; address in England 61 Melbury Court London SW5.
Ancestry

Other Records

1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, 3 Newnham Rd Bedford. Robert is recorded as a son aged 15 at school born Fahan Donegal

1837. Richard Howard LAURENCE [9280] (Mabel GILES1483, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1918 and died on 23 Aug 1943 in India aged 25. The cause of his death was Drowning.

General Notes:
Richard was known as Howard all his life

Laurence, Lt. Howard Richard, 194632. 158 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. 23 August 1943. Aged 24. Son of Claud and Mabel Laurence of City of London MA (Cantab) classical scholar of Radley College and of Trinity College, Cambridge 9.E.4.

Howard Richard Laurence Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1919 Death Date: 23 Aug 1943 Cemetery: Imphal War Cemetery Ind 10 Burial Country: India Father: Claud Laurence Mother: Mabel Laurence Regimental Number: 194632 Region or Memorial: India
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Laurence Howard Richard of Tile House Burnham Bucks died 23 August 1943 on war service. Probate Llandudno 8 January to Claud Laurence stockbroker and Audrey Norman married woman. Effects L3271 15s 2d
Ref. National Probate Calendar.



1838. Robert Gerard Baynes REED [9281] (Edith GILES1484, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1909 and died in Sep 2005 aged 96.

Robert married Jean [9289]. Jean died in 1997.

1839. Kathleen Mary "Kim" REED [9282] (Edith GILES1484, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1910 and died in 1940 aged 30. She was usually called Kim.

General Notes:
Kathleen (Kim) and her two children were returning to India in 1940 to join her husband, when a German raider captured their ship south of Ceylon, taking them prisoner. Transferred to a captured Norwegian ship they were returning to internment in France, when, on approaching the Gironde estuary Bordeaux, they were torpedoed by the British Navy and drowned.

Kim married Swannie [9283]. Swannie was born about 1905.

General Notes:
Swannie worked for the Burma Bombay Trading Co. Rosamond Stewart remembers Swannie visiting them when they were in Bombay.

1840. Jocelyn REED [9286] (Edith GILES1484, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1917 in India and died in 1995 aged 78. The cause of her death was Liver cancer.

General Notes:
Jocelyn was the only surving triplet born to Edith in 1917, she did not see much of her siblings as she was brought up by the Horden family.

1841. Pamela REED [9287] (Edith GILES1484, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1917 in India and died in 1917.

1842. Edith REED [9288] (Edith GILES1484, Catherine Maria (Kate) FENN1184, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born in 1917 in India and died in 1917.


1843. Margaret Hermione Playford FENN [1600] (Thomas George Playford FENN1488, Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN1185, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Sep 1913 in Midhurst SSX and died on 28 Oct 2008 in Philadelphia PA.USA. aged 95.

General Notes:
Margaret H Fenn
Mother's Maiden Name:Benskin
Registration Year:1913
Registration Quarter:Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district:Midhurst Sussex
Volume:2b
Page:605

After her schooling, Margaret, "after drifting around" taught herself typing and shorthand, early in the war, "having reasonable French", she applied for a job as a secretary at the British Consul General, in Rabat (French) Morocco, later transferring to a position with the Red Cross in Casablanca. She met Webster an officer in the U.S. Army, they fell in love and were married in the Quaker tradition. Margaret suggests there have been few Quaker weddings in Muslim Casablanca. However it was wartime and a time of great uncertainty, Webster was moved to Italy, he returned to Casablanca for Margaret taking her to Italy "without papers" to a job again with the Red Cross. Later when Webster was moved back to the U.S. Margaret remembers she had to ask a favour of her old employers to have her documents put in order to follow him.

1939 Register
Flat 25 Hillside Court Finchley Road , Hampstead, London, England
Margaret H P Fenn 05 Sep 1913 Single Female Shorthand Typist

Margaret Hermione Playford Fenn
Age:30
Birth Year:abt 1914
Birth Place:Midhurst, Sussex, England
Spouse's Name:Raymond Webster Hilles Jr
Spouse's Age:32
Spouse's Birth Year:abt 1912
Spouse's Birth Place:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marriage Date:8 Jan 1944
Marriage Place:The Hotel de Ville, Casablanca, Morocco
Consular Location:Casablanca, Morocco
File Number:133
Certificate in File:Yes

Mrs R. Webster Hilles Jr.,
Villa No. 7,
1400 Waverley Rd,
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, 19035.
Dear Jeanette and Edward,
I expect you home by now and I hope you really enjoyed your six-week trip to the eastern part of the USA - inspite of the fierce heat. It was good of you to spare the time to visit us and we all enjoyed you both so much and only wish we didn't live half a world apart.
I want to thank you sincerely again for bringing the great old tapestry. Wendy has a French friend who deciphered and translated the French and it turned out to be the entire Lord's Prayer - isn't that fascinating?! I am so happy to have it, Edward, and I shall treasure it. Now I must look up in the air and sisters book and find out which great great (?) Grandmother did this clever piece of work.
I am enclosing the photo of Richard but I'm afraid it is too large for your purpose. Wendy's photographer couldn't make it in a smaller. Also enclosed in this letter is a photo of us all.
I do hope will all meet again one day while I'm still breathing!
This comes with much love and so many thanks to you both for such a wonderful evening.
Margaret



Margaret married Raymond Webster HILLES Jnr [1601] on 8 Jan 1944 in Hotel de Ville Casablanca Morocco. Raymond was born on 25 Nov 1911 in Germantown PA USA, died on 23 Mar 1993 in Gladwyne PA USA aged 81, and was buried Haverford Friends Meeting Hse..

General Notes:
Webster was a birthright Quaker, he moved with his family to Glen Ridge New Jersey for a time returning to Philadelphia in 1928 where he attended William Penn Charter School for his senior (final) year. He then attended Princeton graduating in 1933, taking work in the insurance industry he continued his education at Templeton University School of Law, graduating he joined Towers, Perrin, Foster & Crosby working in the reinsurance business. Webster served with the U.S. Army in WW2, where he met Margaret, returning to Towers for the rest of his career where rose to CEO. He is described by his wife and friends as a kind and gentle man of exceptional integrity and honour.



1844. Theodore Richard Playford "Dickie" FENN [1602] (Thomas George Playford FENN1488, Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN1185, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 5 Sep 1917, was baptised in Rangoon Burma, died on 14 Oct 1939 in Action Scapa Flo. aged 22, and was buried At sea off Scotland. He was usually called Dickie.

General Notes:
Dickie had a difficult childhood due to his fathers health and a mother who had great difficulty coping with a family on her own. He went to his uncle Dick's school at age five as a boarder then to Brighton College. He then joined the Navy as an AB and sadly was later killed in action at Scapa Flow on the Royal Oak, WW II.

Theodore Richard Playford Fenn
Death Date:14 Oct 1939
Cemetery:Naval Memorials In The United Kingdom Portsmouth Part Iv
Burial Country:England
Regimental Number:P/JX 140460
Region or Memorial:Memorial Register



1845. John Edward (Eddie) Lewis HOPKINS [516] (Lt Commander Edward Nathaniel HOPKINS R N1494, Lucy Vanderzee FENN1186, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 1 Oct 1920 and died on 27 Mar 2009 aged 88.

General Notes:
Edward had a distinguished career in the RAF, he served in the siege of Malta WW II. Edward's Godfather was R P (Dick) Fenn.



John married Barbara SUGDEN [522], daughter of Herbert SUGDEN [2587] and Ada Sutherland BULLOCK [2588], on 7 Oct 1948. Barbara was born on 3 Mar 1924 and died on 25 Mar 2014 aged 90.

General Notes:
WREN (T) Barbara Sugden
My service as a Wren Torpedoman
Basic training
My time in the WRNS began in September 1943 soon after my 18th birthday, when I arrived at Mill Hill initial training centre in London with suitcase, travelling rug and torch. The latter two for use in the air raid shelter as London was being bombed at the time. Those days are a blur of lectures, square bashing and floor scrubbing. One day we were taken into a gas filled hut and told to remove our masks and come out quickly. I moved very fast!
The day came when our categories were allocated and I was to be a torpedo mechanic. To this day I will never know why as my School Certificate results were all in arts subjects. We were taken to a clothing store and kitted out in uniform, plus bellbottoms, sailor's cotton flannels and seamen's jerseys as we would be working on the ships, and were also given some long legged woollen knickers known as "Pick" garments to wear under bellbottoms in cold weather. They were often the butt of ribald jokes from the matelots. Wrens were the only women's services allowed to wear their own underwear and therefore we were given some clothing coupons, most of which went on black silk stockings for off duty.
Our group were then posted to Barkston Gardens in Earls Court and travelled every day to an electrical training centre in Hounslow. There we were taught the basics of electrical circuits and had to wire them up on large boards. These boards were so hard we hit our fingers more often than the cleats. The local chemist did a roaring trade in Elastoplasts. One enduring memory of our time there was the day the cooks overslept and gave us cold cabbage on toast for breakfast
Training to be a Torpedoman
The course completed we moved on to HMS VERNON in Brighton and were billeted in a hotel just behind the Royal Crescent hotel. There was an air raid shelter in front of the building where we spent many nights as this was the time of the doodlebugs. The beach was covered in barbed wire against invasion and there were Ack Ack posts on the promenade and nights could be very noisy. Torpedo training was done at Roedean School which was taken over by the Navy and commissioned as HMS VERNON (R). It was a lovely building high up on the cliffs with a beautiful chapel where we sometimes went to Sunday services.
Our lectures were held on the second floor of a house next to Royal Crescent on the sea front, as Wrens were trained separately from the male ratings. We were taught by a long serving Petty officer showing us how to use equipment such as an electrical tester called a'meggei, he used to say "now you eeave around the aandle", needles to say that became his nickname. I covered myself in glory one day when we were in the basement and told to find a fault on a circuit and remove it. I found the fault but turned off the junction box at the wrong side of the circuit and found myself pinned on the opposite wall. It took some time to live that down.
Although we worked hard we also played hard and enjoyed dancing in the Dome or the Cinema Ballroom. As there were both American and French Canadian troops stationed nearby we all soon learnt to do the jitterbug. We were also invited to dances at HMS King Alfred an officers training station nearby. The course over we were distributed around the various quarters to fill in time until our posting came through. We were given red sailors torpedo badges and had to embroider over them in blue thread as no blue ones were available for wrens. Another girl and I were sent to help in the galley in a nearby wren's quarters. My abiding memory of that place was of peeling buckets of sprouts and washing down the larder shelves and I didn't care too much for the cockroaches we sometimes encountered
Drafted To Northern Ireland
Shortly after Christmas we were on the move again, this time to HMS Caroline in Belfast, We went by transport to London and then made an overnight journey by train to Stranraer where we caught the ferry to Larne. I shall never forget my first sight of Ireland as the dawn was breaking after a long journey on the ferry dodging mines and possible U Boat attack. After a final train journey to Belfast we went on to report to the Regulating office where our quarters were allocated to us. These were in 43 Somerton Road which was also the WRNS mess quarters. Later, all the torpedo wrens were moved to no 61 but continued to walk down the road to the mess for meals.
The next morning transport took us down to Pollock Dock and we were dropped in pitch darkness outside the police post to be signed in. There we were met by three burly Irish policemen with guns strapped to them, from there we moved on to the depth charge workshops where we were to work for the next ten months. The chief petty officer in charge explained how the depth charge pistol plates were to be rubbed down with very fine emery paper then checked in a pressure tube for signs of leaks. It was absolutely essential that they were perfect when men's lives were at stake and our chief was a perfectionist. He was a long sewing seaman and commanded great respect as he was always very fair. The job itself was very boring but we had the radio, usually with Worker's Playtime and there was lots of chatter.
Finally we were moved down stairs into the main workshops and allocated to various parties, some were on searchlights, another on Hedgehog Anti-Submarine mortars and I went to the gyro compass party to work with Chief Jago and Lofty Bridle, a long serving leading hand. They were great to work with and always looked after me. I had a cold once and Lofty brought me a tot of rum for several days. I did not ask how he managed it! My main job was to go round the ship to the various repeaters and send the readings back down the speaking tubes. I had some adventures on the ships. On one occasion going down a hatch in the stern and returning after doing the reading I climbed the ladder only to find the hatch cover loose and found myself flat on the deck below with a sailor looking down at me and saying" Oh , my god its a wren" and coming to rescue me. Another time I was working on a ship where the ablution block was open to the gangway. Foolishly I turned round when there were shouts to attract my attention to be faced by several naked matelots killing themselves with laughter. I soon learned to keep my nose in the air when passing that way again.
Maintaining Captain Class frigates
Our base ship was HMS Caroline, an older ship converted into a headquarters and training ship for the Ulster Division of the RNVR before the war. The officers were based there and one of them took us for squad drill. I don't think he cared much for wrens as he certainly put us through our paces. One member of our group had been a Fleet Street journalist and she did a cartoon of him with a whip and wrens crawling away dripping with blood. Someone put it up in the officer's mess. He tried very hard but never found out who did it.
Pollock dock was the base for the Captain Class frigates, some were diesel, powered others sent over from USA under a lease lend agreement had steam turbines. They were used as escort vessels to protect the convoys from U Boat attacks; they were also used on Mediterranean or Russian convoys. The Russian route was one of the worst because of the intense cold. One of the sailors on HMS BYRON told me that they were advised to make their way to the wardroom and drink what they could when in Russian waters, if torpedoed as the icy waters would kill in minutes. I can't vouch for the veracity of that story. Most of us had boy friends in each escort group, so it was quite a juggling job when two groups came in at the same time! There were HM Ships Byron, Balfour, Gore, Garlies Gould, Kemptorne and many others most of which the gyro party had worked on Normally when a ship came into the dock it was usual for tugs to guide it round in the basin at the top of the dock. One day an American destroyer came in and when offered the use of tugs he refused saying he could manage his own ship and so he turned in the basin at high speed sinking two patrol boats and another small boat I was not around at the time but heard later that the air was blue when Captain D. ordered him out of the dock and told him in no uncertain tones never to return.
Working at sea
There were times when a ship was due to join a convoy and had gyro trouble when out in the bay and it was necessary for us to go out by ferry to work on board. One memorable occasion I shall never forget. Transport took us down to Bangor and we had to wait a while for a boat to take us out to the ship as the sea was very rough. Finally we boarded a small trawler and set off. The sea was so rough that the skipper tied me in the wheelhouse to stop me being blown overboard. My heart sank when arriving alongside the ship and one minute we were level with the keel and next minute the deck. Lofty said "when we are level with the deck I want you to jump but be very sure before you do otherwise its curtains for you". My heart sank until I looked up and saw a dozen pairs of willing hands waiting to catch me, so I jumped. We were on board until the sea settled and all went well except that I was very seasick
Life in Belfast
Alongside the workshops was a Mission to Seamen canteen which we visited regularly for tea and a snack, usually cheese on toast. The ladies manning it were all volunteers and one of them was a Mrs Flynn, the mother of the film star Enol Flynn. We were warned, however, never to ask about him. The tables were covered with black and white check lino and we played Shove Halfpenny on them. Upstairs was a chapel and I remember one sad service we attended there after a ship had been torpedoed , the watertight doors closed and she was towed home with the members of the crew who were killed still on board. That day really brought home the horrors of war to me.
We sometimes used naval transport to work but mostly we used the trams which ran up the Antrim Road. This was quite an event if we were leaving at pack-up time for the dock workers. The trams left from near the dockyard and there was no queuing just every man for himself and often it would be so full there were people hanging on a ledge behind. It was not unusual to see the conductor running behind to the next stop. We very soon learned to push like the rest.
As naval time was always 5 minutes before time we had to be in at night by 10.25 pm for 10.30pm. If anyone was going to be later it was usual sign them in and leave the front window off catch. Unfortunately I chose this method of arriving when we had a visiting officer for the night. Climbing through the window I felt a hand on my shoulder and a loud voice said" Do you usually come in this way" Needless to say I was gated for the rest of the week. One of the Officers started a naval choir and we were once asked by the BBC to take part in a Sunday night hymn singing from a chapel in Bangor.
Towards the end of the war in Europe a number of Belgians were sent to Cherry Valley to recover from their experiences with the Resistance and the officers invited some of us to a dance. It was a great evening and they gave us some of the most gorgeous Belgian pastries I have ever tasted. We went to several more dances there and always danced the last waltz to the tune of "J Attendre".
The end of the war in Europe
We did not hear that the war in Europe was over until late in the day and after a rushed supper went down into the city to join in the celebrations nobody worrying about the time we .turned. Soon afterwards a German submarine U 1023 surrendered and was brought into Pollock Dock. Lofty, Stella and I went on board to do a check. It was amazing how small it was inside, in fact I found it very claustrophobic and was glad to go ashore. We learnt later it had been taken to Londonderry possibly to be scuttled.
Soon after this the base began to wind down, the ships were being prepared to return to USA and Torpedo wrens were no longer needed. Lofty and Chiefy were posted to Liverpool, Lofty later being sent to the Far East as the war was still on there. There was a rumour that we were to be sent to Portsmouth to retrain as cooks and stewards. I think it was only a rumour. However my friend Stella and I were put in the torpedo stores to help wind things up there. One strange signal came round saying that if anyone came in for spares they were to take the whole box not just one individual item. I never understood the logic of that order but it caused us a lot of hassle with the sailors who insisted on taking one item. I usually won that argument!
Finally the store was to be closed and we had to deal with all the paperwork. There were quite a lot of odd papers left over that we did not know what to do with and I am ashamed to say that with the aid of a sailor working alongside us we burnt them in the coke stove.
Just before Christmas our demob papers came through and we returned to civvy life. It was good to be going home but sad to leave behind what had been a memorable experience and making lifelong friends. There was a great feeling of companionship amongst the girls; in fact the few of us who are left are still in contact today. It is an experience I will never forget.
BARBARA (SUGDEN) HOPKINS 5th February 2011


The child from this marriage was:

+ 2136 F    i. Jennifer Marie HOPKINS [523] was born on 26 Jan 1950 and died on 5 Jul 1996 aged 46.


1846. Joan Alison FENN [496] (Lt Col Arthur Alston FENN D S O1498, Col Ernest Harrold FENN M.R.C.S. C.I.E.1187, Maria ALSTON951, George766, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 6 Mar 1924 in Zomba Nyasaland Protectorate Africa, died on 5 Dec 1998 aged 74, and was buried on 11 Dec 1998 in Broughton HAM.

General Notes:
First Bride For a Century.
From Alston Court Nayland.
When Miss Alison Fenn, of Alston Court, Nayland, near Colchester, was married at St James's Church, Nayland, on Saturday, she was the first bride from Alston Court for 106 years. The previous wedding to take place from Alston Court was on May 19, 1840, when her great grandmother, Maria Alston, was married to Thomas Harold Fenn, whose family in those days lived at Stourbank, Nayland.
The bride is the daughter of Col Alston Fenn, DSO, (late of the Sherwood Foresters), and Mrs Fenn, of Alston Court, and her groom was Major Wray Redman, of the Sherwood Foresters, son of Mr and Mrs G. G. Redman, of West Lodge, Upham, Southampton. The Sherwood Foresters were well represented at the wedding, and the guests included Lieutenant Colonel Sir Harry Willcox (Colonel of the Regiment) and Lady Willcox.
Given away by her father, the bride wore a gown of white georgette, with pearl girdle, and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids, Miss Angela Fenn (sister of the bride) and Miss Margaret Robinson, wore hydrangea blue taffeta dresses, and carried bouquets of pale roses, and Master Christopher Davies (cousin of the bride) was page. The duties of best man were carried out by Major Richard Fleming, of the Black Watch.
The officiating clergyman was the vicar of Nayland (Canon W. J. Wright), and the hens were Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour, and Fill Thou My Life, and the Psalm, Put Thou My Trust in the Lord.
Following the reception at Alston Court, Major and Mrs Redman left for a holiday, the first part of which will be spent at Flemings Hall, Bedingfield, Suffolk (lent by Mr and Mrs T. J. Morris), and the remaining in Ireland. The brides travelling dress was a red coat and frock, with hat to match.
14 September 1946.

Alison sent a christmas card to the collator, in Dec 1989, just before her death, it was a picture of Wray in gardening kit, it read:
"Edward & Jeanette to wish you Joy & Peace this Christmas - Alison
I love this picture of Wray he looks so happy and so cheeky, all ready to share one of his jokes and dressed in his BEST, kept together with binder twine. It was so lovely seeing you both again. I am seriously thinking of coming on a visit (to NZ) in the next year or 2000! That would be so lovely to see you in your place. Very much love"

Alison was very active in her community,involved in conservation and holistic health practice. With Wray they planted their 70 acre property, Nutley Farm, in wild flowers. Tragically Alison died in a motor vehicle accident, forestalling her dreams.

Redman Alison died in a car accident on 5th of December 1998 aged 74 years. Much loved by many. Burial at Broughton Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday 11th of December. Service of thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Broughton, Hants at 2:30 p.m. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the Hampshire Wildlife Trust c/o A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors Romsey Hampshire.



Joan married Lt Col William Wray Gordon REDMAN [497], son of Gordon G REDMAN [2596] and Mary Violet MITCHELL [2597], on 14 Sep 1946 in St James Nayland SFK. William was born on 18 Aug 1912, died in May 1998 in Broughton HAM aged 85, and was buried on 13 May 1998 in Broughton HAM.

General Notes:
A career soldier Wray saw service in Africa, and the Middle East. Lt Col Sherwood Forestors. Retired to teach at Twyford School, then farmed a small holding, Nutley Farm, Broughton, Hampshire.

1847. Mavis Ann INGRAM [21081] (Thomas INGRAM1504, Samuel Alston INGRAM1193, Maria ALSTON953, Samuel767, Samuel585, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) died in 1939.

1848. Grace Maud CRADDOCK [13856] (Grace McKrow ATTERTON1533, John Henry ATTERTON1200, Sarah Ann MACKROW954, Ann EAST776, Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 10 Mar 1903 in Leytonstone ESS and died on 17 Jul 1995 in Kyneton Victoria Australia aged 92.

General Notes:
Grace was sent to Australia alone aged 9 by her mother.
She lived with her aunt Annie Sherwood (nee Atterton) and was reared by her.

Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port FichePage
CRADDOCK G MISS 9DEC1912MAKARINI B 862 004

Grace married Wilfred James WYATT [13857], son of Richard Charles WYATT [13861] and Lucy Eleanor WATSON [13862], on 12 Nov 1936 in Christ Church Sth Yarra Victoria. Wilfred was born on 14 Jun 1906 in Burnley Victoria and died on 2 Mar 1990 in Kyneton Hospital Victoria Australia aged 83.

1849. Alfred Aaron CRADDOCK [13858] (Grace McKrow ATTERTON1533, John Henry ATTERTON1200, Sarah Ann MACKROW954, Ann EAST776, Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 11 Apr 1905 in Leytonstone ESS, died on 6 Feb 1981 in Northcote Victoria Australia aged 75, and was buried on 11 Feb 1981 in Coburg Lawn Cemetery Victoria.

General Notes:
Alfred EMIGRATED TO aUSTRALIA.
Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port FichePage
CRADDOCKA A MR 18 JUN1922 BELTANA B 955002
REF: Shipping Index from British Ports Unassisted.

1850. Audrey Victoria CRADDOCK [13859] (Grace McKrow ATTERTON1533, John Henry ATTERTON1200, Sarah Ann MACKROW954, Ann EAST776, Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1) was born on 20 Jan 1909 in Wanstead ESS, died on 11 May 2004 in Chelsea Victoria Australia aged 95, and was buried on 18 May 2004 in Cheltenham Cemetery Victoria.

Audrey married Francis R DILLON [13860] on 5 Mar 1927 in St Lukes Sth Melbourne Victoria. Francis was born about 1907 in Launceston Tasmania and died on 13 Sep 1995 in Chelsea Victoria Australia aged about 88.

1851. Henry George ATTERTON [13834] (George John ATTERTON1538, Benjamin ATTERTON1206, Sarah Ann MACKROW954, Ann EAST776, Anne ALSTON of Groton587, Samuel398, John Snr196, Daniel of Edwardstone72, Anthony of Boxford27, Gregory of Edwardstone13, Henry of Edwardstone3, John of Newton Suffolk.1).

Henry spouse unknown.

His child was:

+ 2137 M    i. William ATTERTON [13835] .

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