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President : Kenneth Rogers, B .A ., F .S .A. Vice Presidents : Mrs Marjorie Moore, F .S .G ., Richard Moore, F .S .G. , Mrs Jean A Cole, John Hurley . EXECUTIVE COMMITTE E Chairman : Beryl Hurley, 21 Elizabeth Drive,Devizes,Wilts SN 10 3S B Vice-Chairman : Jerry King, Wick Corner, Pans Lane, Devizes, SNIO 5AP General Secretary : Diana Grout, 42 Stokehill, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BA14 7T J Membership Sec : Bill Wright, 69 The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksha m SN 12 8N A Members elected to represent Out of County and Overseas Member s Kate Goodenough, 10 Spur Way, Upper Stratton, Wiltshire SN2 6J U Jim Lanfear, 12 Southwick Road, North Bradley,Wiltshire BA14 OS D Branch Representatives Cy Cutler(Chippenham/Calne), David Weaver(Devizes), Sid Skull (Malmesbury), Patrick Coggan (Salisbury), Glyn Harris (Swindon), Persis Wiltshire (Trowbridge ) FINANCE OFFICER : Sue Cooper . Correspondence to the Resource Centre . MEMBERSHIP . Applications for membership, changes of address or name , subscriptions and enquiries about membership numbers and non receipt of journal s should be sent to the Membership Secretary (address above) The Annua l Subscriptions are :-individual £10 ; Family (Additional members living at the sam e address) £10 Overseas £10 or equivalent – see exchange rates . For new member s joining after I " October, subscriptions are £15 for 18 months . Subscriptions are renewable on or before 1 s' April . Your journal label shows your membershi p number and date when your membership expires . For members paying by standing order the label shows "SO" Advise the Membership Secretary if you cancel you r standing order . CONTACTING THE SOCIET Y Post : Wilts FHS Resource Centre 10 Castle Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire SNI O 1 HJ . Email : society(a)wiltshirefhs .co .uk (include postal address in your Email ) Membership Secretary : Email membershipwiltshireftis .co .u k Web Site : wiltshirefhs .co .u k Requests for research should be addressed to the Research Co-ordinator at the Resource Centre, not to other officers, individuals or enclosed with other correspondence . Research is only carried out in the records and indexes we have i n the workroom, at a charge of £2 per hour (£5 non-members), plus photocopying , postage and VAT where applicable . The Centre (including the Email reception) i s manned by volunteers on a weekly basis, so immediate replies cannot be guaranteed .

WILTSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIET Y Issue 93 Society Information 2 3 Diary Dates Branch Programmes 4 Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office 6 7 Profile, Joyce Newton A Victorian in Hong Kong 8 Monumental Inscriptions in Wilts 12 Wiltshire Removal Orders, Bath 13 John Potter, Royal Marine 14 18 Extracts from "Jefferies Land" Another Brick Wall Tumbles Down2 O 22 Wiltshire Open Day & AGM

Oaksey Bishops Transcript 24 The Vicissitudes of the Ody Family 2 6 Life in the Raj 29 Advertisements 33 34 Marlborough Union paupers WFHS Publications 35 Web Sites 38 Branch Meetings 39 Help Wanted 41 Letters 42 Members Interests & Addres s 44 Changes

The journal is the official publication of Wiltshire Family History Society . Article s appearing must not be reproduced in any form without written permission . The Society does not accept responsibility for views expressed in the articles . Contributions, articles, letters, comments, photographs, illustrations and othe r items are welcomed . Address all communications for the journal, except enquirie s about non-receipt, to Acting Editor, John Hurley, WFHS Workroom, 10 Castle Lane, Devizes , Wiltshire,SN10 1HJ . Email k We are indebted to David Weaver and Beryl Hurley for proof reading . Deadline for issue 94, July 2004, is 15 May 2004, but please submit articles wel l before this date if you are able to do so . The following exchange rates will apply for cheques etc ., sent to the Societ y ÂŁ1 Sterling is equal to : United States of America $2 .15 Canada $2 .3 9 Australia New Zealand $2 .87 $2 .79 These figures take into account the charges levied by the banks for handling . Cheques should have a minimum value of ÂŁ10 and be drawn on a bank with a U K branch . Publications and overseas subscriptions may be paid by credit card through www .familyhistorybooks .co .uk which may provide a better exchange rate . Changes of address . All members are requested to notify the Membershi p Secretary of any change of name or address as soon as possible . This will preven t the journals going astray, and enable standing orders or any other documentation t o be modified as necessary .

SOCIETY INFORMATIO N MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL . Members are reminded that the new membershi p year starts on 1 April 2004 and that unless payment is made by Standing Order, th e renewal form included with the January Journal should be completed and forwarded with cheque payments to the Membership Secretary . No further copie s of the Journal will be issued unless the membership subscription is renewed . Payment before mid May 2004, will avoid any delay in the posting of your Jul y Journal . The Society wishes to acknowledge and thank members for the many donation s made to the Special Fund and the Microfiche and Resources Fund . MEMBERS' INTERESTS . Following from last year's exercise when member s who joined before October 1997 were asked to resubmit their interests, it is hope d that the new combined Members' Interests database will be available from Ma y 2004 . From that date all enquiries, previously sent to the Members' Interest s Secretary Mrs . Margaret Chilcott, should go to the Resource Centre in Devizes . Consideration is being given to the issue of a copy of the Members' Interest s database to members in CDRom format . Before this can be undertaken member' s comments would be appreciated, together with any objections from those who d o not wish their interests to be distributed in such a manner . Comments an d objections should be sent to the Membership Secretary . PUBLICATIONS BROCHURE . The brochure for the Society's ow n publications has been included with the October journal for the last few years . Due, however, to the increase in the numbers of transcripts and other resources that hav e been produced, the size of the brochure has increased, and the last issue in Octobe r went to twelve pages . This took the weight of the journal into the next postal band , costing several hundred pounds extra! The brochure is now being split into two , with all transcripts of parish registers in . a leaflet with this issue . The othe r publications will still be included in the October journal . PAY PER VIEW and 1901 CENSUS VOUCHER S The Federation of Family History Societies website www .familyhistoryonline .ne t has 20 million records from databases of societies and other organisations for England and Wales, with further records being added on a regular basis . £5 an d £10 vouchers, to access information from the site, are available from Wiltshir e Family History Society . The 10% discount will be passed on to members and th e vouchers will therefore cost £4 .50 and £9 .00, the same prices as the vouchers fo r the 1901 census . Orders for both types of vouchers, together with a cheque payable to Wiltshire FHS and enclosing a SAE should be sent to David Weaver, Wilts FHS Resource Centre, 10 Castle Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HJ . It would also help if you would quote your membership number. ON-LINE BOOKSHOP . From 1 April a number of new WFHS publications ar e on the Federation of Family History Societies on-line bookshop, including the firs t CD of parish registers ; see the article in this issue Payment of overseas (non-EU ) subscriptions can also be made . www .familyhistorybooks .co .u k WFHS Apr 2004 Page 2

THE SOCIETY RESOURCE CENTR E At present the Resource Centre is open one weekend per month, Friday 2 .00p m. – 6 .30p .m ., Saturday 10a .m .-4 .00p .m . and Sunday by arrangement . Pre-booking i s essential or you might find no one there . Bookings to Barbara Fuller, 65 New Par k Street, Devizes, SN10 1DR . Email society@wiltshireths .co .uk The next open weekends are : April 2-3, May 7-8, June 4-5, July 2-3, Aug 6-7, Sept 3-4, Oct 1-2 ,

COACH DATES 2004 To Family Records Centre :, Wed 11 February, Wed 2 June, Sat 17 Jul, Wed 1 5 Sep, Wed 27 Oct, Sat 27 Nov . To National Archives, Kew, Wed 21 Apr . Wednesday journeys will commence at Devizes at 5 .40 am, pick up at Caine at 6 am, stop briefly at Wootton Bassett at 6 .15 am, continue to Cavendish Square , Swindon, leaving at 6 .30 am for London . Saturday journeys will commence 1 hou r later. The Coach will leave London at 4 .45 p.m . for the return journey . Outings are primarily intended for the purpose of visiting the National Archives and the Famil y Records Centre, which are always open when we travel, and the dates have bee n cleared with these bodies ; the onus is on individuals to check whether othe r repositories etc will be open . Bookings for coach trips are only accepted with full fee of ÂŁ1 1 per person, which i s non-refundable/transferable . Make your bookings with Marjorie Moore, 1 Cambridge Close, Swindon, Wilts SN3 1JQ . Cheques should be made payable t o M R Moore . Anyone booking by post and requiring a receipt and full detail s should enclose a Self Addressed Envelope . It is essential that you notify you r boarding point when booking . Bookings should be made at least four weeks before the date of the journey . Support for these outings is diminishing . SUPPORT THEM OR LOSE THEM . Marjorie Moor e CORRECTION . The article on Enos Molden in the last issue should have bee n credited to Judith Rouse, not Christopher Rouse -- my apologies . The Emai l address chris@rouse31 .freeserve .co .uk is still correct .

DIARY DATE S * Saturday 17 April, Wiltshire Local History Forum Day School, Sheep Stree t Baptist Church . Devizes, Day School "How to Read a Church " Saturday 3 April, Herefordshire FHS Fair, Hereford Leisure Centr e * Saturday 24 April, Gloucestershire FHS Open Day, Crypt School, Glouceste r Saturday 24 April, Hampshire GS Conferenc e * Saturday 8 May, Bristol & Avon FHS Open Day, BAWA Club, Filton, Bristo l *Saturday 12 June, Gwent FH S * Saturday 19 June, Wiltshire FHS Open Day, Civic Hall, Trowbridge . Saturday 26 June, Devon FHS Summer Specia l *Saturday 24 July . Bucks FHS Open Day, Aylesbury Grammar Schoo l *Saturday 31 July Weston super Mare FHS, St Paul's Church Hall . *WFHS hope to be present . WFHS Apr 2004 Page 3

BRANCH PROGRAMME S CHIPPENHAM /CALNE. Chippenham Museum, second Tuesday each month, 7 .15p m . Apr 13 In Search of a WW1 Aviator — Jerry Kin g May 11 The Risden Family, Jenny Topha m Jun 8 Mistakes I have Made, Richard Moor e Jul 13 The History of Hats, Sheila Parson s CONTACT — Mary Tucker, Tel . 01249 44607 6 DEVIZE S The Canal Centre, Couch Lane, first and third Tuesdays each month , 7 .30p .m . Apr 6 Prominent Families of Melksham, Melksham & District Historical Soc . Apr 20 AGM & Members Evenin g May 4 Women in Kilvert's Wiltshire Parish — John Toman . May 18 Sharing Family History Experience s June 1 A Victorian Pharmacy — Ivor Slocombe June 15 Solving IT Problems — Tony Score r July 6 Paleography and reading old documents, Part 1 — Members of th e transcribing team . July 20 Paleography and reading old documents, Part 2 - Do . CONTACT — Mrs Pauline Harding . Tel . 01380 721451 . MALMESBUR Y Fourth Wednesday each month, 7 .00p .m . - Le Flambe Centre, Birdcage Walk, Malmesbury town centr e Apr 28 Victorian Servants — Pat Has e May 26 Memories of the Malmesbury Railway — Mike Fenton (This meeting i n Malmesbury Town Hall ) Jun 23 Walkabout or Social Evening, (to be announced ) Jul 28 The Battle of Waterloo — David Milne r CONTACT — Mike Langtree, Tel 01666 823982 SALISBURY Wilton Community Hall, third Wednesday each month, 7 .45p .m . Apr 21 Meeting replaced by day conference on Saturday 24 0i — see notice . May 19 Bevin Boys — Warwick Taylor MBE . Jun 16 I Give and Bequeath — Julia Hun t Jul 21 A Sailor in the Victorian Navy — Alan Brow n CONTACT — Douglas Jackson 01722 32373 2

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SWINDO N Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, alternate Thursdays, 7 .15p .m . Apr 1 The British Slave Trade, Heather Sheeley Apr 15 Mormon Sources, Richard Moor e Apr 29 Wiltshire Heritage Library, Lorna Haycoc k May 13 Marriage by Licence, Beryl Hurle y May 27 The King's German Legion, Gwen Davi s Jun 10 Talk about Wanborough, Brian Clar k Jun 24 Walk about Wanborough, Brian Clar k Jul 8 Collecting Ephemera, John (Jo) Chapman Jul 22 Researching Occupations, Richard Moore, FS G CONTACT – Mr & Mrs J Scott, 01793 82363 2 TROWBRIDG E Bridge House (side door off car park), Stallard Street, second Wednesday eac h month , 7 .30p .m . Apr 14 AGM and Family Search and other Mormon Indexes, Richard Moore . May 12 Behind the Scenes of the Trowbridge Record Office . (Meeting at th e record office at 19 :30 ) June 9 Wiltshire Dialects, Norman Roger s July 14 Walk About -TB A CONTACT – Mrs Veronica Cantello, 01225 70233 1

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SWINDON AND WILTSHIRE RECORD OFFICE . The following is a press release from Wiltshire County Council, dated 29 Januar y 2004 . The Heritage Lottery Fund has decided not to award a grant to the new Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office . Tough competition for a shrinking amount of fundin g meant that eight out of the ten projects under consideration nationally did no t receive awards Officers from both Wiltshire County Council and Swindo n Borough Council have already started looking at alternatives sources of funding and alternative ways of providing a modern home for Wiltshire and Swindon' s records . Leader of the council, Jane Scott, said : "This is obviously very disappointing news . The fact that eight out of the ten projects were rejected shows the level o f competition for a relatively small amount of funding . However, it is not the end of the road . The county council is committed to building a new facility to protect ou r most important documents and ensure that local people still have access to them in Wiltshire . We now need to move quickly to identify a suitable and affordabl e alternative . Any delay could be costly both in terms of money and the risk to ou r unique records . Without an alternative there is still a very real chance that our most important records will be taken out of the county . The most straightforwar d alternative could be to build a new facility solely to hold the county's records . Th e other services planned for the new facility, including local studies library, th e archaeology service, the museums and conservation services, and the Wiltshir e Buildings Record, would be provided elsewhere . In the short term they coul d continue to be provided from their current locations " The decision follows a bid for £5 .26 million from Wiltshire County Council an d Swindon Borough Council to fund part of the cost of the new building . The remaining £7 .14 million of the £12 .4 million cost was to be funded through the tw o councils . The Heritage Lottery Fund's grant pot has been shrinking in recent years since the original submission for the record office . This is largely due to fallin g numbers of people participating in the national lottery resulting in less money to g o round . Wiltshire County Council held a full council meeting on the loth February, at which the position was debated, and the following decision was made "To confirm the Council's policy to work in partnership with Swindo n Borough Council to construct a new Record Office on the cattle market site at Chippenham"

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JOYCE NEWTO N Minute Secretary to the Executive Committe e Joyce Newton was born in Nottingha m and moved to Sheffield at the age of te n after being evacuated for four years . After leaving school she worked for a firm of chartered accountants where sh e met her future husband during one of he r outside audits . Upon her marriage she moved t o Wiltshire, living first at Bromham an d then at Devizes and Rowde befor e settling in Seend . Her first job i n Devizes was at the celebrated Wadworth's Brewery . A few years late r she joined a Local Government Financ e Department, finishing her career a s Local Taxation Officer – but she doesn' t talk about that . Joyce became interested in family history around 1992, and one year into he r research was astounded to find that her paternal ancestors, YEATMAN and SNOOK, had lived in Wiltshire, in and around Tisbury, for 150 years befor e becoming economic migrants to Nottingham in the 1860's . The earliest record of a Yeatman in Wiltshire is that of John in 1719, described as being from Gillingham . The Yeatmans were well documented in Dorset, but she is still looking for tha t vital link to progress her research . She has been an enthusiastic member of the WFHS transcribing team for ten years, and was heavily involved with the Marriage Licence Bond projec t Three years ago she began to re-learn Latin in the hope of eventually being abl e to read Virgil in the original . Sadly she is still wrestling with gerunds an d gerundives, so Virgil will have to wait awhile . WFHS Salisbury Branch – One Day Conferenc e Wilton Community Centre, Saturday 24 April 2004, 9 .30am . – 430p .m . RESEARCHING THE WORLD WAR I SOLDIE R Speakers include Lt Col David Chilton, Curator, Royal Glos, Berks & Wilts Regimental Museum , William Spencer, Military History Specialist, National Archives, Kew , Will Bennet, Author, Journalist & Medal Collector , Pat Millington, Redlynch Local History Societ y Cost £5 including all tea/coffee . Numbers limited . Contact Nigel Lampard 01722 74492 5 WFHS Apr 2004 Page 7


by Judy Rebbeck Watten (3517 ) SINCE 1888, thousands of people in Hong Kong have benefitted from my Britis h grandfather's expertise though none of them knew his name . James Knigh t Rebbeck was known as a mechanical engineer and shipbuilder but, until 1993, little was known about his earlier years, or how he met his wife, my grandmother "Lili " Elizabeth . His unsung accomplishment is inseparable from their love story . My father had left Canada during the Great Depression to find work in the States , receiving weekly letters from his mother from 1927 until 1935 . In 1981 when Da d passed away, mom gave all these letters to me . In a 1933 letter Dad's mother informed him that she was sending him his father' s old letters ; she asked him to read them and burn them as "apart from ourselves the y are of no value to anyone" . No old letters were found with her letters; I assumed Dad had followed instructions . But in 1993 in my dad's papers in Michigan, a small packet was found, wrapped in brown paper. Inside, enclosed in a satin and velvet flower-painted folder, were thirty two letters to "Dearest Lili" from "You r own James" . The letters to Lili began in 1887 in Hong Kong . James had just returned there from Haiphong, a French colonial city on a river near the south China seacoast , about six hundred miles west of Hong Kong . At age 39, it was apparent that he wa s deeply in love for the first time in his life . His address was Victoria Foundry, Hon g Kong . His first letter said . . . went to the Tramway terminus to study the car, rails , etc . prior to going into the details of the new Brakes . " The colonial British, in the years before air conditioning, had the custom o f creating living and recreation areas at cooler altitudes . On Hong Kong Island, th e summit area of Victoria Peak, 1700 feet above sea level, was about 15 degree s cooler than the city offices of the colonial businessmen . The Peak was soo n restricted to British residence by a special law . The problem of getting up and down the Peak from home to work was solved i n several different ways . One man kept a camel ; others kept ponies or horses ; mos t people kept or rented sedan chairs which were uncomfortable, frail, and tim e consuming . In the early 1880's, approval was granted by the governor of Hong Kong fo r building the Peak Tram, the first cable or funicular railway in Asia . It would have two carriages, counter-balanced, one going up while the other was descending . The ascent was steep, in some places at a 45째 angle . After reading a few of grandfathe r James' letters, I realised that the Victoria Foundry was carrying out the plans o f The Peak Tramways Company, Ltd . and that James had been hired to engineer th e brakes, and oversee their design, manufacture, installation and testing . James was born in 1848 in the village of Lockeridge, Wiltshire, England . Hi s mother, Caroline Ruth KNIGHT, an educated town girl from Devizes, marrie d Cornelius Rebbeck from Lockeridge, the ninth child born to a yeoman farmer . Her WFHS Apr 2004 Page 8

parents took James to live with them in Devizes about the time Caroline had he r second baby . His mother had eight younger children in the village ; seven survived . In 1887 James wrote my future grandmother that his life-long passion for stea m engines began while visiting a Devizes' relative who was a tobacco and snuff manufacturer . In his works I saw the first steam engine that I remember an d immediately tried to make a representation of it . In those days I would do anything to see a steam engine of any kind and although I would run half a mile from a Locomotive blowing off steam as it started, I was even more eager to get beside i t when in motion and before I was eleven years old I knew how the simplest form o f engine acted and all its moving parts . " When James was about nine, his grandparents sent him to George EVANS ' Boarding School, not too far away in Northgate Street in Devizes . However on th e 1861 Census, he is to be found in Warminster in a school run by John Farmer. When he was fifteen, he was sent to his namesake Uncle James Knight in Calcutta, India . As a lonesome young passenger on a sailing ship in the India Trade, th e Sa/adin, he began a journal in which he wrote about the ship's cat, his books, being seasick, and watching meteorites from the deck late at night . (He called them aeroliles.) In Calcutta, Uncle James sent his young nephew to school at La Martinere and then to Bengal Engineering College to study mechanica l engineering. In his letters to Lili, Grandfather described his workday in Hong Kong at th e Victoria Foundry : I wake with the sun and go into the works at 7a .m ., design, draw, or superintend the work in the shops as the case may be . At 8 :30 I start for the Victoria Hotel (where I have my meals) by rickshaw and get back about 9 :30 . My men stop work at 12 (Gunfire) and I occupy myself in the office till tiffin an d return at 2 . Work on again till 5p .m ., lie back, read, write or walk as I fancy and g o to dinner at 7 and come back to read or write or be lazy . . . if you were here I should be showing every detail [of the brakes] and explaining to you ever y advantage and disadvantage and the reasons for everything done and we shoul d inspect the line and examine the cars and the hauling engines " Testing of the Peak Tram brakes began in January of 1888 with James putting o n the brakes to see whether they would actually stop the car . He wrote, When w e reach the steepest part of the incline I shall simply drop the automatic mechanis m into gear and await the result . . . I do not think there is any danger whatever in thi s experiment and even if there were, it must still be made and I must make it" . The author Austin Coates wrote me in May 1994 . The Peak Tram was of course one of the marvels of its time worldwide, and the brakes had one entirel y remarkable feature . The driver of the Tram was seated to one side of the fron t bench . on the brake, which was a not uncomfortable piece of wood, its oute r side attached to the brake mechanism, its inner side free . When he stood up, the free end instantly rose, and the weighted outer end being at an angle, the brak e went on . In the ordinary way the driver used his hand on the free end of the piece of woo d to make a smooth stop or start . . . if there was an emergency, the driver would b y WFHS Apr 2004 Page 9

reflex action stand up in alarm, the free end of the piece of wood would fly up, an d the brake would immediately go on . Simple, but brilliant" . James wrote "I think when all is finished that no tramway car will equal this on e in point of security from accident—providing always of course that the huma n attendant does not altogether lose his head . " Grandfather owed his happiness to the Peak Tram brakes . James had studied and worked in India from 1863 until 1882 . Love and family life had eluded him and h e thought he would never marry . Then the Victoria Foundry hired him away from India where he had been the superintendent in the railways workshop of th e Howrah Foundry, Calcutta . Simultaneously with the work on the Peak Tram brakes, the Victoria Foundry was building paddle wheel steamers . One was sent to Port Darwin in Australia . Another steamer, the Cerf, was ordered by Jules d'ABBADIE, a Frenc h businessman in Haiphong, Tonkin, now called Vietnam . When the time came to deliver the Cerf James was put in charge . The steamer travelled west from Hong Kong, along the south China coast t o Haiphong, then north on the Red River a short distance to Jules d'Abbadie's home . Near the dock, Monsieur d'Abbadie had built a mansion with a wide pillare d veranda. The Cerf steamed to a stop with James on deck ; from there he caught th e eye of a beautiful girl on the veranda . His life changed in a split second . The girl was Elizabeth Lill d'Abbadie, Jules' twenty four year old sister . Somehow over the next few days, though they hardly knew each other, James an d Lili became engaged . Jules was not happy about his sister's romance and they ha d to promise him to keep their commitment a secret . On James' return to Hong Kong, he found that letters questioning his character had been received by a scholarl y missionary friend, E . J . EITEL, a colleague, and his doctor, Dr . MANSON, late r famous for his work in tropical medicine . Their responses praised James s o unreservedly that soon Jules mellowed . James sent Lili a heavy Chinese gold rin g set with diamonds_ Her brother permitted her to wear it, and to speak of thei r engagement . Work on the Peak Tram brakes proceeded, sandwiched in somehow around the hours of letter writing . James wrote every day and sent the accumulation to Lili a s one long letter on the weekly mail steamer to Haiphong . The mail steamers faithfully carried James' and Lili's letters and gifts, photographs and presse d flowers, back and forth, back and forth, along that six hundred miles of coastlin e from September 1887 until May of 1888 . Days went by waiting for steamers. James spent a lot of time looking out across the harbour for the French mail flag , sending an employee to get his mail, or rushing to the waterfront himself . There is no hint in his letters that the Peak Tram was about to assume grea t importance in the everyday life of every colonial businessman and his family . H e wrote to Lili of himself, and asked her questions in a manner that could b e described as `man to man' because he treated her unfailingly as an equal . They planned their future life together on paper, even choosing furniture for the ne w house, and ordering plants for their garden . James wrote, "Ours is indeed a swee t WFHS Apr 2004 Page 10

and sacred love story . It seems as if it were ordered for us, a kind of ordination, a link in that life we are designed to run, one of those chances which seem s o mysterious and for which we shall be thankful always ." The Graphic in London announced the opening of the Peak Tram on Decembe r 1, 1888 :

THE Hong Kong HIGH LEVEL TRAMWAY . The total length of the tracks i s 4,690 feet, and the difference of altitude between the two points is 1,207 feet . The ascent and descent are each made in nine minutes, both cars being connected b y the same rope which encircles a revolving drum in the engine-house . The steepest gradient is 1 in 2 ; there are eleven short bridges which cross mountain streams an d gullies . . From the [top] there is a splendid view over the harbour, the city o f Victoria, and the bright blue sea beyond . " James was too busy to think about his accomplishment ; another job beckoned . He was working during the week for the Victoria Foundry but weekends found hi m in Macao, the Portuguese possession forty miles west across the Pearl Rive r Estuary, working for the Green Island Cement Company . After the Peak Tram opened, James became the full time manager there ; it was the first cement company on the South China Coast . Their future home in Macao was being renovated for Lili's comfort and Jame s was dashing between the British and French Embassies making sure the marriag e would be as legal as if it were performed in Europe . The wives of his friends were organised to help Lili when she arrived . Finally, Lili bought her steamer ticket and sent her arrival time to James b y telegram . He responded with one word, Hurrah!" though in a previous letter h e had shown some sympathy for the people left behind in Haiphong : Those wh o miss the flower of Haiphong must pardon my thinking her the fairest I had see n and feeling that my life would be a blank unless she bloomed upon it" . They were married in Hong Kong at 10 :00 a .m . on Monday, May 21, 1888, and a few days later took the mail steamer to Macao and moved into their home . Their letter writing days were over. Tourists and business people by the thousands still ride the Peak Tram ever y week in Hong Kong . In the years since 1888, the brakes have never failed, not eve n once . The view overlooking the ship-filled harbour from Victoria Peak is stil l breathtaking, a daytime mix of cargo ships, lighters, cruise ships, ferries, yachts , junks, and sampans ; at night—a sea of sparkling lights . ŠJudith Watten nee Rebbeck, Californi a RayjudyW@aol .com Editor's note : More about James & Lili in a future issu e

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MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN WILTSHIR E by Marjorie Moore FSG (1 ) FOLLOWING ALL THE WORK on this project and now that the inscriptions ar e available on "Pay per View" I believe the time is right to pay tribute to the man y people who have been involved . In September 1977 we responded to th e Federation of Family History Societies launch at their conference in Southsea of a national project to record every monumental inscription in England and Wales . In February and March 1978 1 appealed in local newspapers for people to let m e know what had already been done in Wiltshire and asked local history societies , schools and groups who were interested in researching their own particular area to help . During the winter of 1977/78 groups from Swindon, Calne and Trowbridg e visited Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Devizes to copy th e Phillips and Baker transcripts compiled in 1820 and 1880 that were subsequentl y taken out to churchyards to check . In 1982 with the formation of Salisbury Branc h we were delighted to welcome another enthusiastic group who took over recordin g south of the county . A number of people, organisations and groups offered their work and I woul d like to place on record the co-operation received from Bristol and Avon Famil y History Society (Swindon and Calne were branches 1977-1981) Hampshir e Genealogical Society, Gloucester Family History Society, Church of Jesus Chris t of Latter Saints, Wiltshire Record Society, Wiltshire Archaeological Society (i n particular the late Richard Sandell), Local History Societies, Schools some o f whom made the task of recording in their area significant parts of their school wor k in the time they were involved and also Women's Institutes . In fact hundreds of people were involved in those very early days It was th e custom if the light was good enough to record in churchyards on alternat e Thursday evenings and Saturdays throughout the year where a wonderfu l camaraderie existed everyone working diligently to decipher stones and alway s retiring to a local hostelry for a well deserved drink and on Saturdays a pub lunch , it was thirsty work . Before any work could commence I sought permission fro m incumbents and parochial church councils to record stones and usually a copy o f our work was given to the church concerned . It was our custom to keep a discreet distance from relatives tending grave s however everyone wanted to know what we were doing and relatives would ask t o make sure that we did not miss their family grave or indeed that we would retur n when a stone had been erected . Once the stones had been recorded other members worked at home creating a n index to the work and it is that index that has in recent years been computerised, i t is worth remembering that in those early days most people did not own computers . Our equipment included clip boards, large plastic bags to allow us to cover th e boards and continue to work in the rain, umbrellas, garden spades, shears, insec t repellent, secateurs, chalk, scrubbing brushes and a first aid kit . The main hazards of the task being stinging nettles, midges and frostbite we made friends wit h inquisitive sheep and on some occasions cows . In the case of Imber it took WFHS Apr 2004 Page 12

eighteen months for me to negotiate permission from the Ministry of Defence t o record there and it was there that I was rescued after almost being impaled on som e iron railings surrounding a tomb . It was a very sociable task, we learnt a lot, people would tell us stories abou t people interred and more important make us aware of unusual burial grounds i n their local area I have shrubs in my garden from cuttings taken in churchyards and we enjoyed delicious apples grown in some of the cemeteries . When it all began in 1977 I never thought it would take so long and woul d consume so many peoples lives as they worked on the project, thank you, than k you, thank you .

REMOVAL ORDERS FOR THE PARISH OF ST JAMES , BATH ,SOMERSE T Wiltshire places only . Alphabetical Index of Examinee s Compiled by WHA Chislett B&AFH S May - September 200 3 The Removal Orders are held at the Bath Records Office, The Guildhall, Bat h and are contained in bundles in date order There is a date order index for eac h bundle giving the names of examinees and in some instances the names of wive s and children . However, it does not include the places to which the examinee s where removed to or from . This Index has placed the names of those examined in alphabetical order for eac h bundle and has included the places to or from which they were removed . Wher e wives and or children are stated on the Orders letters w or c identify them and th e wife's name added . The status of other women are identified as follows : Singl e women (sw), widows (wid) and spinsters (sp) . The spellings of personal and place names have been left as written i .e not corrected to present day spelling . The Removal Orders gives the names of spouses and ages of the children wher e appropriate, occupations and the status of the examinees and in instances where th e husband was serving in the military the regiment is sometimes stated . Bundle 7 Removals to St James 1 " November 1811 to 24'h February 1820 Page 1 of l From Date Name Devizes Wilts Humphries Elizabeth 13 Jan 181 6 Long Jemima Seend Wilts 24 Oct 181 4 Bradford Wilts 19 Sep 181 6 Moss Mary + 2c Ponton Elizabeth 8y William 6y Warminster Wilts 11 Feb 181 2 (Father in Fisherton Anger Wilts Jail) Devizes Wilt s 13 Jan 181 4 Toone Mary Poulshot Wilts 13 Oct 1817 Volente Ann WFHS Apr 2004 Page 1 3

Wheeler Jane Bremhill Wilts 5 May 181 8 Bundle 8 Removals to St James 15 th March 1694 to 2 nd January 181 1 Name From Dat e Buckley Ann St James Wilts 03 Jan 1764 Bullock Rebecca Chippenham Wilts 07 Mar 179 1 Butler Elizabeth + 3c (See 5 Oct 1792) 27 Jul 178 1 Butler Elizabeth Bradford Wilts 05 Oct 179 2 Churchill John w Sarah + 3c Alborne Wilts 21 Mar 1799 Dainton Stephen w Mary + c Bradford Wilts 27 May 180 1 Dainton William w Jane + 3c Bradford Wilts 20 Dec 1784 Driver Jane Colerne Wilts 05 Dec 176 7 Driver Jane Broughton Gifford Wilts 08 Mar 177 0 Eggleton Daniel w Sarah +c Marlborough Wilts 09 Feb 176 8 Ennick May + 3c Bradford Wilts 28 May 179 8 Hancock Mary Box Wilts 18 Jan 1809 Topp Mary Urchfont Wilts 30 Dec 179 5 Yates Mary Ann 2y old Corsham Wilt s 02 Jan 181 1 Bundle 36 Removal to St James Bath 9 th December 1819 to 30 th July 1836 Name From Date Alexander Clare Caine Wilts 11 Jul 183 2 Alford King w Maria 2c Trowbridge Wilts 04 May 183 0 Brooks Charlotte Caine Wits 15 May 183 3 Chappell Sarah Bradford Wilts 12 Jul 183 2 Earl Sarah(Alias Leves) Bradford Wilts 25 May 183 1 Moore Hannah Bradford Wilts 21 Apr 183 2 Stratton William Bradford Wilt s 29 Jun 1828 Bundle 42 Removals to St James Bath 27 `h October 1820 to 27`h February 1829 Name From Date Giles James w Sarah + lc Marlborough Wilts 12 Jan 182 8 Humphries John w Mary + 2c 19 Feb 182 1 Westbury Wilts Lake William w Elizabeth Bradford Wilts 29 Jul 182 3 Marshman John w Martha + 2c Trowbridge Wilts 12 Sept 1826 (Repealed ) Mushratt Edward Bradford Wilts 23 Nov 182 0 27 Oct 182 0 Newman Eleanor + 3c Old Sarum Wilts Tucker Maria Bradford Wilts 25 Jan 182 5 Bundle 1 5 Removals from St James 20th January 1766 to 3rd September 178 7 Name To Date Camebridge William Corsham Wilts 06 Jun 178 2 Devizes Wilts 08 Feb 178 1 Cattell Martha 4 WFHS Apr 2004 Page 1

Cleverly William w Christian + 4c Caine Wilts 11 Jun 178 1 Cox Samuel 10 y and Henry 3 y Warminster Wilts 04 Jul 178 3 Lawrence Susanna Mere Wilts 12 Nov 178 2 Mills Martha + 2c Bromham Wilts 06 Jun 178 5 Nowell Thomas Box Wilts 02 Jun 178 4 Pitcher James Westbury under the Plain Wilts 26 Oct 1786 Rogers Mary Broughton Wilts 20 Jul 178 6 Sadler Samuel w Mary + 2c Bradford Wilts 26 Jan 1786 Singers Thomas w Ann Corsley Wilt s 09 Feb 178 6 Bundle 16 Removals from St James Bath 12 th Nov 1787 to 17th Dec 179 8 Name To Dat e Agneux Robert (apprentice) Trowbridge Wilts 19 Feb 1798 Asmith Sarah (wid) White Parish Wilts 06 Jul 179 7 Batchelor William w Jane Bradford Wilts 16 Mar 1795 Fricker Emmy Corston Wilts 14 Jun 179 0 Gibbs Sarah (sw) Devizes Wilts 22 Jul 179 0 Killing Mary (wid) + 2c Caine Wilts 8 Oct 179 8 Lewis George w Mary + 5c Corston Wilts 11 Jun 178 9 Maidman Sarah (sw) Mere Wilts 2 Mar 179 6 Munday Sophia Devizes Wilts 27 Aug 179 8 (Wife of Stephen in Somerset Militia) Noyes Robert w Jane + 5c Devizes Wilt s 18 Jul 179 5 Pollet Charlotte + lc Melksham Wilts 25 Sept 178 8 Randolph Sarah (sw) Edington Wilts 20 Nov 179 7 Rosewell 011ive (wid) + 4c Salisbury Wilts 21 Nov 179 1 Smith Joseph w Sarah + 3c Bishops Canning Wilts 19 May 1796 Stone Sarah (wid) +l c Marlborough Wilts 23 May 179 3 Bradford Wilts Webber Robert 12 Mar 1798 Welsh Ann +2c Mere Wilts 03 May 179 8 Bundle 2 6 Removals from St James Bath 21 4 January 1799 to 21 ` June 182 0 Name To Dat e 11 Feb 1799 Alford Azariah w Mary Ann + 3c Mear Wilts Biggs Catherine (sw) Bradford Wilts 10 Jul 180 6 Brinn Maria (sw) Westbury Wilts 03 Mar 182 0 Brown Esther (sw) Draycott Wilts 20 Jun 181 6 Coles Joseph w Cicily + 5c Pewsham Wilts 22 Feb 181 6 Edwards Elizabeth (wid) + lc Swindon Wilts 29 April 1799 Fielding Abraham w Johanna Warminster Wilts 26 Apr 181 4 Gilbert Jane Urchfont Wilts 27 Jun 179 9 Grant Sarah Westbury Wilts 18 Jun 181 0 25 Aug 1806 Hancock Richard w Jane Laycock Wilts Hancock Amey 4 yrs Chippenham Wilts 18 Jun 1812 WFHS Apr 2004 Page 1 5

+ Christina 1 yr (Children of Samuel and Ann Hancock ) Hatch John Maiden Bradley Wilts 29 Dec 180 9 Helps William w Sarah + 2c Corsham Wilts 02 Apr 180 4 Hicks Elizabeth + lc Bradford Wilts 30 Mar 180 1 Hicks Richard Bradford Wilts 19 Oct 180 9 Miles James Market Lavington Wilts 10 Apr 180 6 Millard John w Jane + 4c Trowbridge Wilts 07 Feb 1820 Nightingale Edward 21 Jul 181 4 Bradford Wilts Orchard Hannah Melksham Wilts 10 Oct 181 5 Parnell Jane Bradford Wilts 12 Oct 180 9 Pollett John w Charlotte + 1 c Melksham Wilts 02 Oct 180 0 Shewring Hester + 3c 20 Jan 181 2 Lacock Wilts Smith Jane + lc Devizes Wilts 19 Oct 179 9 White Mary (sw) Corsham Wilt s 16 Nov 180 3 Bundle 44 Removals from St James Bath 2 "d May 1831 to 16 'h January 1836 Name To Date Collett George Bradford Wilts 02 May 183 1 Gingell William Grittleton Wilts 08 Oct 183 1 Shewring Jacob w Ann + lc Laycock Wilts 02 Sept 183 3 Walker Mary Ann Calne Wilts 06 Aug 1832 Wilson/Wilton? Joseph w Margaret North Bradley Wilts 01 Feb 183 4 Bundle 60 Removals from St James Bath 27'h October 1838 to 13'h October 184 1 Name To Date Bond John w Martha St Mary's Devizes Wilts 07 Aug 183 8 Bourne Mary (single woman) + lc Warminster Wilts 23 Apr 183 8 From Manningford Bruce (Note in back of Register 2393/2 ) NB . Typhus fever, very infectious and malignant, in the Parish from Septembe r 1850 to March 1851 . Sarah FARR, age 14, daughter of James & Ann, buried October 23 185 0 Fanny FARR, age 11, daughter of Wm & Sarah, buried November 9 185 0 Betsy FARR, age 21, daughter of Stephen & Ann, buried 7 January 185 1 Elijah FARR, age 2, son of John & Ann, buried 12 February 185 1 Maria FARR, age 11, daughter of Wm & Eliz, bur 14 March 185 1 Mary FARR, age 20, daughter of Reuben, buried January 3 185 3 Anna FARR, age 10, daughter of Ann, widow, and John her husband, buried 1 7 February 1853 Supplied by W&S Record Office

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JOHN POTTER — ROYAL MARIN E by Joy Ellis (3714 ) JOHN POTTER ENLISTED in the Royal Marines on 30 July 1836 and wa s attested on 1 August at Portsmouth, stating that he was a labourer aged 18, bor n Fisherton near Warminster, Wiltshire . He was the son of Thomas and Maria Potter , nee MACEY . John was 5'7-'/4" tall with dark brown hair and grey eyes . He was found to hav e no rupture, varicose veins, skin eruptions or trace of corporal punishment an d seemed to be generally healthy and strong enough to withstand the rigours of a soldier's life . The bounty paid to him was £3 pounds of which he received £1 and a further £2 for slops (naval clothing) . There was also a Bringer's fee of 13 shillings . Private Potter was assigned as No 4510 to the 57th Company and he was at sea o n the Convoy Supply Melville from November 1836 until August 1841 and the n HMS Hazard from October 1841 until May 1846 . His service was calculated as 9 years, 3 months afloat and 6 months on shore in England . However two years were deducted for being "under age" leaving 7 years, 9 months, 29 days `servic e allowed to reckon . ' The Melville took part in the First China or Opium War in 1840 . John received the China Medal for an operation on 21 July 1842 on the China coast when th e Chinese yielded and agreed to cede Hong Kong to Britain and open other ports to trade . On 11 March 1845 at Russell (formerly Kororareka), Bay of Islands, Ne w Zealand, John was `dangerously wounded' in a battle with the Maoris . The Maori s had attacked Fort Phillpotts, the English settlement, and cut down the flagstaff . John's ship HMS Hazard was laid broadside to the town and was firing shot an d shell . Houses were blown up setting others on fire and there was an explosion of ammunition . Other vessels, including the US St Louis and the English Matilda , were taking on board terrified women and children from the town . At 4 .00 pm the decision was made for all marines, seamen and troops, along wit h the remaining town's people, to board the ships . The Maoris then entered an d plundered the town . In the graveyard of the historic Christ Church markers can b e found for the fallen British and Maoris and musket ball damage can be seen on th e walls of the church . The ships had lost vital stores due to the stockade explosion . These included 18 2 lbs (pounds) of bread, 90 lbs of salted beef, 90 lbs of pork and 6 gallons of rum , but they were able to take on new supplies of 385 lbs fresh beef and 192 lb s vegetables at nearby Paihia . The Hazard was later forced to jettison seven of its 1 8 cannons due to the rough passage . John Potter received the New Zealand Medal for being part of this engagemen t but it was not delivered until 26 years later! On his return to England John wa s discharged on 27 May 1846 due to his disabilities caused by the gunshot wound . The Divisional Board deemed that his conduct had been highly satisfactory and hi s name did not appear in the Defaulter's Book . He received back pay of £3-11-11 , WFHS Apr 2004 Page 17

clothing money ÂŁ6-2-6 and conduct money to London and back over 12 days of 1 3 shillings . John became a Greenwich Pensioner and would have received a small pension . These records were not found but an earlier Marine received a pension of ÂŁ15 pe r year . John's disability was not stated but oral family history was that he had bee n blinded in the Crimean War . Although the correct war was not remembered thi s story may have been partially true . He returned to Fisherton Delamere and married Thirza DOWDELL in 1847 . They raised 12 children - Ellen Dowdell born before the marriage and William , Ann, Thomas, Henry, Emma, James, Samuel, Thirza, Mary, John and Louis a Potter. A few years later John worked as a gardener . After all the adventures of hi s youth half way across the world, John died from heart valve disease on 6 September 1877 at Fisherton Delamere, the tiny village where he had been born 6 3 years earlier . Sources: Public Record Office ADMI57370, 171 12, 53 2617 ; General Record Office BMD certificates ; Fisherton Delamere parish records : 1851 Census. 1 ellisla, 102 Plenty Lane, Greensborough, Victoria 3088, Australia

KNOYLE In 1724/S A gallery was erected in West Knoyle Church by Subscription. The subscribers Above Named being of this Parish & Singers have Right in thi s Gallery & no other person to be admitted but singers, who Must first Obtain e Leave of the Lord of the Manner in Righting and publiek Notis given to ye Singer s yt it is by ye Lords Approbration of such a person to he one rf their Number or Quire & co Which Number of Singers Must be Comfortable and Guided by a Master. Chose n by ye lord in Manner aforsd for Guiding and ordering Tuns . for ye servis q f the Church ; Any One refusing so to doe Or neglecting to attend ye servis of th e Church for three Sundays succesavely Except prvented by sickness and withou t Leave of ye Lord of the Maner Shall forfit his, her, or their Rights in this Gallery And it is futher agreed yt for keeping the said Salmodry in your, and for to improve ye said art of singing if all yt are admitted in to this Gallery, doe upon notis give n by ye Master Meet twelve tiros in Every Yeare at ye Church or at any Othe r covenant place ye Master shall appoint there to be taught and instructed in Part of Singing for ye space of 2 houers at a time gratis, only to find candle and pay ,for Cleaning ye Church or other place yt shall be made of a offer of purpos

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EXTRACTS FROM "JEFFERIES LAND " by Sheila Povey (622 ) DURING THE 1960s I was a mature student at Newton Park College of Education . One or two of my colleagues based their theses on the life of Richard JEFFERIE S the Victorian writer who was born at Coate near Swindon in 1848 . After completing my course, I realised I knew very little of him, so I went to a meetin g of the Richard Jefferies Society . I was made very welcome and encouraged to join . While Jefferies was a reporter on the North Wilts Herald, he wrote a series of articles for the newspaper, which he entitled `The History of Swindon and it s Environs' . Later it was reprinted in a book `Jefferies Land — History of Swindon ' published in 1896 by Grace TOPLIS . During the 1970s a request was received from a professor in Canada for someon e to compare the text in the book with the articles which were printed in th e newspapers, were they identical? I volunteered for the job, using the microfiche i n the reference library, which gave me the chance to study this rare book for mysel f While reading through the text, I found a couple of mentions of the nam e "REEVES", my maiden name . Could there possibly be any connection with m y family? Page 108 "Shortly after leaving the village of Coate, there may be seen at a distance upon the left a long, low roofed ancient slated farm building known a s Liddington Wick, it is now in the occupation of Mr Reeves" and Jefferie s continues with a detailed description of this property . Page 150 . Hewish (Huish) is a place which became known to the Londo n reading public through the medium of "Household Words" No 237, publishe d Saturday October 1867 . In it may be found an article headed "The Ghost of Pi t Pond" . A Mr Reeves of Newish Farm, says the legend, hung himself for the love o f an equestrian actress whose wonderful horsemanship he had seen displayed . . . the ghost of the suicide being reported to walk . A clergyman was called in and the spirit laid in Pit Pond . Several years later during the 1980s I embarked on tracing my ancestors . Thank s to the excellent help and guidance from Marjorie and Richard Moore, I soon trace d my Reeves family back to Draycot Foliat/Chiseldon with a marriage in 1784 o f Harry Reeves and Jemima BENDRY . At the same time, I was contacted throug h the WFHS journal by Reg . Reeves, living in Lincoln, to enquire whether we were both tracing the same family? He knew his ancestors came from Milton Lilbourn e and there were several Reeves headstones in the churchyard there . At the next opportunity, I paid a visit to Milton Lilbourne and discovered th e stone for "Harry Reeves brought from Draycot" (Foliat), yes there was a connection! Remembering what Richard Jefferies said about Hewish, that was m y next port of call . At the west end of the tiny church were two box tombs, for Joh n Reeves and his family and their son Richard, the ghost of Pit Pond . The information found at the Record Office at Trowbridge exceeded my wildes t dreams when the staff produced a Survey Book of the Somerset Trust, 1777, whic h WFHS Apr 2004 Page 19

gave a detailed account of farmer John Reeves, my5xgreat grandfather, taking th e lease of Hewish Farm, containing a wonderful character reference of him . Page 43 . "Farmer Reeves having but a small quantity of meadow land and n o sainfoin, desires to take a fresh lease for twelve years that he may make the most o f his farm by planting sainfoin (to have plenty of spring feed for sheep) . M r HILLIER says he is a very industrious hard living man, and a good farmer, that h e gets money on the farm ( though it was raised at his coming on) which nobody di d before him for many years back, that he thinks the farm well let, and, was the leas e his own, he would not part with the farmer for he does not think another woul d give as much rent for the farm, or if he did, he would not be likely to do well o n it" There was a fresh lease 7 February 1801 to John Reeves for 1'2 years fro m Michaelmas 1801, rent ÂŁ300 .15, expiring 1813 . I also sent for a copy of "Household Words", which gave a full account of th e `ghost' which I believe refers to Richard Reeves . It transpired that Jemima Bendry's mother was Ann Jefferies, sister of Richar d Jefferies great grandfather, also Richard Jefferies, which is how the writer came t o know of the Reeves family ; we were related ! How fortunate that I became acquainted with Jefferies, otherwise these facts ma y never have come to light .

ANOTHER BRICK WALL TUMBLES DOWN , Finding Father's First Wife . by Gordon Wall 607 1 I had known for many years that my mother was my father's second wife . He wa s 23 years older than she was when they married, but it was not until my middle 40' s that I learned that they had married six months after I was born, and eight year s after my brother was born . I really did not give much thought to his first marriag e until I really got the "genealogy" bug . We had gathered a lot of information about my paternal and maternal ancestors, and also my wife's families, her father wa s also much older than her mother, and had been married before, and I started t o wonder if I had any half brothers or sisters, as my wife had . My early attempts at finding my fathers first marriage were not very successful . I had no idea who she was, where they got married or even when they got married , but after talking to a member of the BFHS staff recently at Wokingham Library I was inspired to start again with a fresh look at what I knew . Firstly I looked again at the 1901 census record that shows my father living a t home with his father, stepmother and siblings in Church Place, Paddington . Hi s age is given as 22, and as his birthday is in August that means he was nearly 23, i t must have been about time he was thinking of getting married . WFHS Apr 2004 Page 20

I then went to Free BMD and searched for the marriage of a Thomas Wall , spouse unknown, from late 1901 until 1905 . It came back with three marriages al l in 1902, one in Wandsworth, one in Lambeth, (where we eventually lived man y years later), and one in Marylebone, so was my father a serial bigamist? I did no t think so . But the Marylebone marriage seemed to be significant due to the clos e proximity of Paddington, the young lady's name was Edith Rondeau SITTON . The more I looked at this page the more I felt that it had to be the one I wa s looking for, so I went back to the 1901 census to look for Edith Sitton . There sh e was with her parents and siblings living in Maida Vale, her occupation was give n as "dressmaker", and Thomas's sister Rosina was a dressmakers apprentice . Wa s this too much of a coincidence ? So why did my father take so long to marry my mother? I looked again at thei r marriage certificate and noted that they married on June 1st 1935 in Paddington Registry Office, my father described himself as a widower, so he had obviousl y waited until his wife had passed away . This time I went to "1837 On Line" to look for the death of an Edith Wall i n 1934/35 and found that in the Apr/May/June quarter of 1935 there was an entry fo r the death of Edith R WALL registered in Edmonton, North London . So on the strength of this information I sent for a copy of the marriage certificat e in Marylebone, and with the information it contained regarding the name an d occupation of the grooms father, it confirmed that I had found my fathers firs t marriage and his wife, Edith Sitton . I was delighted with the successful conclusion but there were three twists to thi s story, the first one regards Edith, when I found her and her family in the 190 1 census there was one other person in the household, a grandson aged 11 month s named Frederick Sitton . Edith was 21 and her next sister was 16, so it is ver y likely that Frederick was Edith's son, but was his father Thomas Wall, if it wa s then I have at least one half brother who would be 104 years old by now if he wer e still alive . The second twist was that I had sent for the marriage certificate just as th e postman's strike got underway and I had to wait very impatiently for two and a half weeks to find out if my detective work had been correc t The third twist came to light when I went into the GenesConnected website an d typed in the name Sitton . There were several people who had listed either Edith' s parents or her brothers or sisters and had built their family trees on the site . I hav e contacted three of them so far but they appear to be new at genealogy and ar e putting what they know into a "family tree" in the hope of finding out more . There is still a long way to go for answers to all the others questions that hav e now been raised . I will be sending for Frederick Sitton's birth certificate to see i f his father is named and also the death certificate of Edith R Wall nee Sitton, to se e who registered the death, but that is what genealogy is all about . gordon . wall /!an//world corn

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OPEN DAY Saturday 19th June 2004 . The Civic Hall, St Stephen's Place, Trowbridg e A spacious modern venue with excellent access for all . 10.30 to 3 .4.5, followed by the AGM at 4 .30. Free entr y WFHS stalls for books & publications, research indexes & advice. Tombola, plants stall . Societies coming : Berkshire, Bristol & Avon, Buckinghamshire, Dorset , Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Hampshire, Weston-Super-Mare . Invited : Somerset & Dorset, Oxfordshire Others coming : Back to Roots, Chapel Books, Nimrod Indexes, WANHS , Redcoats in the Wardrobe, M & P Barnes, Rootsmap, Genealogy Printers . Invited : Parchment Prints, Church of the Latter Day Saints Trowbridge Accommodation : Trowbridge Tourist Information Centre 01225 777054 . Buses from other towns stop in the Town Centre . Rail Station mile . Car

parking available close by . The Civic Hall is close to the Town Centre,and is signed off the short one-wa y circuit on the A361 County Way, at its junction with A363 Bythesea Road . Nearby landmarks are County Hall and Tesco Superstore which is across a footbridge over the A361 dual carriageway. A363 Bradford-o-Avo

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETIN G Saturday 19 June 2003 The Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire Family History Society will be held o n Saturday 19 June 2003 at The Civic Hall, Trowbridge, commencing 4 .30 p .m . The business of the meeting will be : to receive the annual report of the Executiv e Committee as Trustees, to receive and approve the accounts of the Society fo r 2003/2004, to elect the officers and members of the Executive Committee, othe r than Branch Representatives, for the ensuing year, to transact any other business o n the agenda to be circulated at the meeting . The posts, other than Branch Representatives, making up the Executiv e Committee, and the present holders, are as follows :- Chairman (Beryl Hurley) Vic e Chairman (Jerry King), General Secretary (Diana Grout), Editor (vacant) , Membership Secretary (Bill Wright) and two members to represent out of count y and overseas members (Jim Lanfear and Kate Goodenough) . The present holders are eligible to stand . Nominations should be signed by the proposer and seconder and the nominee, an d sent to the General Secretary by Saturday 22 May .

EDITO R There is still a vacancy for the post of Editor . The Acting Editor has notified that he is not prepared to carry on after this AGM . The Editor is a member of the Executive Committee, and serves for a maximum of six years . The Acting Editor would be prepared to discuss the duties with anyone interested . Please note : this i s an honorary post, as are the other Executive Committee posts . Phone on 0138 0 722893 .

ANNUAL DINNE R Why not join us for a dinner after the Open Day and AGM on Saturday 19th June ? We will be dining at the Lion & Fiddle in Hilperton, just outside Trowbridge, a t 7 .00 for 7 .30, with choices from a 3 course menu plus tea/coffee for ÂŁ 15 . Booking is essential . For details, please send a sae before 15 `h May to Mrs Dian a Grout, 42 Stokehill, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wilts BA14 7T J

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Opposite - The Bishops Transcript of Oaksey for 1666/7 . - supposedly a copy o f the register sent to the bishop at the end of the year . There are several interesting points which are evident in this . There are frequent use of contraction lines - indicating missing letters (shown by brackets in the following transcript ) Spelling is certainly not standard - probably as heard, for instance the parish i s Oaksey, but the spelling "Wokesey" is a good indication of the Wiltshire accent ! Capitals are put in seemimgly at the writers whim . The third entry, shown "robs" is more like "Robey" in the register, but othe r entries for this family are "Robes " Wokesy A true Copy of the Register booke of Wokesey .for the yeare 1666 Christings Sarah the clarifier q f Robert Archard & Elsabeth his Wiff bapt(ised) march 2 7 Mary the dafter of Edward Newman & Elisbeth his Wiff baptised) April the 15 Harry the Son of Richard robs & mary his Wif Baptised) April the 18 th Mary the dafter of thomas & mary bridgman his wife Bapt(ise)d the 16 Jul y Hester the dafter of thomas goddin & Elinor his Wife baptis(ed) october the - fh Essra the son of Essra & An Andrus bapt(is)ed october the 13 th Susanna the daufter of William Earl] & mary his Wiff baptis(ed) January the 5t h Willi(am) the son of William Maier & Jonne his Wiff baptis march the 7th Phillip the son cf Willi(am) Littleton & Anne his Wife baptis march the 16 th Weddings John davis & margry Hill weare married Aprill the 19 166 6 Samuell webb & Elisabeth White maried Sept r the 15th Burialls Samuell Overthrow Buried Aprill the 16 th 1666 Willi(am) ha ford buried April the the 18 th Mary the Wye qf Roger Knight Gent buried August 2 3 Richard pitts buried January the 29 1666 Elizabeth Winbush buried February) the 9 th Essra Andrus buried march the 8th Thomas Wall buried march the 13 th Elisabeth Andrus buried march the 18 th Elisabeth Ricets buried march the 19th Richard Ricots buried march the 20th March 23 1666 William Littleton Rector Wokesey William Robinson John Manby Church Warden s

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THE VICISSITUDES OF THE ODY FAMIL Y by Geoffrey Kernan (5987 ) My wife's family have been in the bourgeoisie of the neighbourhood of Dudley , Worcs . for about seven hundred years and so it was unsurprising when the oute r reaches of the family tree appeared in Burke's The Vicissitudes of Families as a result of some of the connections to the Dudley barony becoming involved in th e financial collapse of their iron making Fereday relations However I never though t that my much more humble ODY ancestors in Wiltshire would suffer simila r differences in fortune and although these were on a much smaller scale, the effect s were equally damaging . I have so far been unable to trace my line of the ODY family before the marriag e of Thomas ODY and Ann PHILIMORE at Lydiard Tregoze in 1747 . Some Od y historians have connected Thomas to a Wroughton family but the ages within that family counter-indicate this and I suspect that Thomas may have been an incomer , probably a tenant farmer like his son George Pike ODY who married Mary PRIC E in 1774 when both were of the parish of Lydiard Tregoze . George and Mary had eight known children all of whom were born in Lydiar d Tregoze, Richard in 1775, Thomas 1777, Jane 1778, another Thomas 1780, Mar y 1782, George 1786, Noah 1790 and Ann 1790 . I am descended from the eldest so n Richard Ody who became a gamekeeper on Lord Bolingbroke's estate . He was made redundant in about 1815 and over the next fourteen years descended to th e level of a pauper, thereby consigning the next two generations to the labouring poor, in great contrast to two of his brothers George and Noah who succeeded a s farmers and established a farming dynasty which was still running in the twenty first century . The story can be put together in part through those parish papers that hav e survived, but there is a strong suggestion of a hidden agenda which is unlikely t o be uncovered . George Pike Ody aged seventy-eight and then of Shaw, Lydiar d Millicent, was interviewed on 11 January 1831 by a lawyer acting for th e Overseers of the Poor of Lydiard Tregoze regarding events which had taken plac e fifteen or sixteen years earlier . The reason for the interview was a dispute betwee n the parishes of Lydiard Tregoze and Lydiard Millicent over the place of settlemen t of his son Richard, now a pauper . George Ody's lengthy statement said in essence that when his sons were born h e was renting a large farm in Lydiard Tregoze and consequently all the family ha d gained settlement there . His sons George and Richard became gamekeepers t o Lord Bolingbroke . George served for nearly twenty years and it was implied tha t Richard also had lengthy service . For a considerable time whilst Richard was a gamekeeper, George sen . rented a house and farm belonging to Lord Bolingbrok e [the name of the property is undecipherable] in the parish of Lydiard Millicent . However in about 1815 he was residing in a house at Lydiard Tregoze on his farm . At that time he saw Lord Bolingbroke about his farm and was told that his lordshi p was not going to retain a Keeper in the Lower Wood any longer but he would le t the Purley ground in Lydiard Tregoze to Richard at nearly ÂŁ100 a year provide d WFHS Apr 2004 Page 26

that George was answerable for the rent . A further condition was that the keeper' s house was to be removed to the Purley ground, although half a year's rent o f Purley's would be allowed toward the expense of its removal . The Purley ground consisted of more than 100 acres and George and son Richar d decided to split it between them . They also removed and rebuilt the house, whic h must have been a considerable undertaking, and George gave Richard three or fou r cows . Richard had £15 worth of firelocks in connection with his job as a gamekeeper and this sum was allowed to go towards the rent . George continued to live in his farm house as before and Richard lived in the house erected upo n Purley . George stated that Richard mowed the land, made his butter and cheese an d sold it, sold the stock and replaced it . . However after two years George and Richard were given notice to quit Purley s by Lord Bolingbroke's steward Mr Cook . The next moves add to the mystery . George's statement goes on to say that when Richard quitted Purley he took a cottage of Richard Francombe in Lydiard Millicent parish and that George pai d half the first years rent at 50 shillings each half year . This was clearly designed t o give Richard the settlement which came with the rental of a property at £10 a year . But the property was not worth £10, which makes the decision even more puzzling . George said that "in consequence of being a tenant of Lord Bolingbroke an d wishing to oblige him and settle his son out of [undecipherable] covenanted to pa y the £5 towards the rent of the cottage knowing that if he did not he shoul d disoblige Lord B and be turned out of his farm . The cottage was not worth more than £3 to £3-10-0 per year ." The undecipherable word could be shorthand fo r Parish and if this is so it could be that Richard had offended in some way . Concurrent with the examination of George and Richard, the lawyer interviewe d the owner of the cottage where Richard had settled, the owner having purchased i t in 1827 . He, like George . asserted that it was not worth a rental of more than £3 10-0 . The examination of Richard largely follows the same ground . He said that he was a labourer aged fifty-five and up to about fifteen years ago he was a gamekeepe r for Lord Bolingbroke at £50 a year, a very good wage when agricultural labourers were earning 7 shillings a week . For about six years prior to 1815 he resided i n Lydiard Millicent parish on a land called Skinners, the rent for which was take n out of his wages . Neither the statements by George or his son Richard give any reason for th e notice to quit, nor is there a hint of resentment over the work which had been pu t into the property . Lord Bolingbroke's finances may well have been affected by th e depression which attended the end of the Napoleonic Wars but at the outset h e obviously wanted to behave well towards his redundant keeper . Nevertheless, within two years his Lordship's steward had given Richard and his father notice t o quit although the rent had been paid . There was no animosity towards the Od y family as one of the greatest surprises in this story is that Richard's younge r brother Noah took his place at Purley . We have seen that another brother Georg e had been a gamekeeper for Lord Bolingbroke for over 20 years . He was born i n WFHS Apr 2004 Page 27

1786 and even if he started work at fourteen it would be 1820 before he left Bolingbroke's employ . Nevertheless he was established as a tenant on Park Gat e Farm of 172 acres before 1827 and later upon another [non-Bolingbroke] propert y at Braydon near Purton . Similarly, Noah took a twelve year lease from Lord Bolingbroke on 29 September 1827 of Braydon Farm of 156 acres at £52-10-0 pe r year, thereby illustrating how rents had fallen . George and Noah remained tenant farmers all their lives [nothing is yet know n about Thomas] and established a farming dynasty that was still active in 2002 . Why my ancestor, the eldest son, failed, remains unknown . The notice to quit suggests that Lord Bolingbroke's interests were being damaged by ineffectua l farming . There is no mention of a breakdown in health, but one would hav e thought that as a skilled gamekeeper Richard would have sought a post elsewhere . From 1829 onwards efforts were made by the Overseers of the Poor of Lydiar d Millicent to move George sen, his sons Richard and John plus grandson Willia m i .e . the direct family line, to Lydiard Tregoze, where the overseers of Lydiar d Millicent adjudged them to be settled, so as to avoid them becoming a charge upo n the poor rate in Lydiard Millicent . In the case of Richard Ody the overseers o f Lydiard Tregoze attempted to resist the removal and the extraordinary sum for th e times of around £30 was spent in legal fees . The full bill can be found in WFHS A Miscellany of Bastardy, Examinations and Removals for Lydiard Tregoze 1728 186 1 I suspected a local political agenda, but other non-farming members of the famil y remained in favour and George and John continued to live in Lydiard Millicen t whilst Richard and all his family, including the adults still in the parish, wer e removed to Lydiard Tregoze in 1831 . Even a partial list of the Ody's farming interests over the last two hundred year s is too lengthy to repeat here, but they moved not infrequently about North Wilt s and occasionally into Oxfordshire and Berkshire . as Harold John Ody of Clattinge r Farm near Oaksey said to Elizabeth Huxley in 1976,' "you'll always find Ody' s living way out in the middle of a field . . . . there have been Odys farming in Nort h Wilts for 500 years ." Well, not all of them, and I have only got back to 1747 ! 'Gallipot Eyes — A Wiltshire Diary, Elspeth Huxley 197 6 Wells Court, The Green, North Anston, Sheffield S25 4A U See also Geoffrey's letter in the readers Letters section .

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by Eleanor Mahoney MY FATHER, William Albert COLHOUN was born in Londonderry in 1892 . After being educated at Foyle College, he went to Trinity College, Dublin . At th e beginning of WW1 he was studying medicine there and also a member of th e O .C .T ., so he decided to join the Army and was commissioned into the Roya l Ulster Fusiliers and posted to Ypres in Belgium . He won the Military Cross on 1 4 June 1916, and a bar on 11 April 1917 at Fampoux on the Somme . He was badl y wounded and sent back to UK for treatment. At the end of the war he returned t o Trinity College, but felt that Army life was more to his liking, and joined the Indian Army, 4h/15 th Punjab Regiment, being posted to Baluchistan, Quetta . My mother was born Gladys Mabel CROSS in Bolton in 1900, and the famil y moved to Radwell House, Baldock, Hertfordshire . She met my father when she was on a world trip with her father, and father embarked on leave at Calcutta to g o across the Pacific to visit his sister in Toronto . My mother was one of the few women who has competed in the Cresta Run in St . Moritz, Switzerland I was born in 1927 at Radwell House, my grandparents home . My father wa s then in Quetta, and at the age of three months I was taken to India by my mother , Aunt Evelyn, my father's youngest sister, and an English Nanny who stayed fo r about 12 months . Then there was an Indian Ayah to look after me . My brother John Arthur York was born in October 1931 but sadly died in July 1932 . We were in Quetta for the major earthquake in 1932 . Shortly after this father was posted t o Peshawar on the North West Frontier . My brother Michael Humphrey was born i n March 1934, and we returned as a family in 1935 and went to live at Radwel l House with Grandpa Cross . Troop ships usually sailed from Tilbury or Southampton with the first call a t Gibraltar which gave a day for sightseeing while the ship was coaled and took o n fresh water and food . Next call was Malta and then Port Said where the trunks an d cases were changed over for the tropical gear . Awnings were placed on the top decks and portable swimming pools filled with water . Through the Suez Canal th e outward bound ships always took priority as they carried His Majesty's mail . Th e last port of call was Aden, then across the Indian Ocean to Bombay, the `Gatewa y to India' . On arrival at Bombay it could take perhaps three days to disembark th e ship, as there were always horses on board belonging to the officers in the Britis h Regiments, with their groom in attendance, and they had to be exercised befor e loading on the train in Bombay Railway station . The `Frontier Mail' always left at midnight on the Monday evening and travelle d north to Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, Meerut, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and the n the Attock bridge, arriving at Peshawar at 12 noon prompt on Friday . The railway s were broad gauge and the trains were made up of compartments with no corridors . They usually had about three carriages of first class compartments and the res t were for the Indian population, horses and the bulk of the luggage . Each compartment had two settees, which made up into beds and bunks . There were WFHS Apr 2004 Page 29

tables and chairs, chest of drawers, small hanging wardrobe, small kitchen an d small bathroom, plus limited accommodation for a servant . There were alway s plenty of stops to take on water and coal . The cook would order the food at on e station and it would be delivered at the next stop, and hot coals from the engin e would be collected for the heating of the stove and the water . Air conditioning was a large bathtub of ice in the middle of the compartment . Living quarters of th e Eurasians were adjacent to the stations, so there were many changes of drivers an d guards . On arrival at Quetta or Peshawar the bands played and you were give n garlands around the necks, then off in a tonga to your home in the Cantonmen t The cantonments always started at the railway station with the Eurasia n community . The native quarter was where the Indians lived, subdivided into th e various religious sects . The Government offices and public buildings such a s banks, lawyers and police station led on to a broad mall to the civil and polic e lines, and the very neatly laid out roads and shady verges for the bungalows of th e senior officers . There was a public garden with a bandstand and Church o f England Church, together with the Club . The parade ground was always close a t hand as well as the bazaar used mainly by the European population . The nativ e bazaar was out of bounds unless accompanied by an Indian . The bungalows had large rooms with high ceilings, plain white washed walls and large wide verandas . The kitchen was not attached to the bungalow but close to the servants quarters . There was no running water, so the bathrooms were very primitive with a thunde r box and a small area with a low curb for the tin bath, so the water had to be carrie d from the kitchen and poured into the tin tubs . A large staff of servants was needed for each bungalow, and consisted of abou t fourteen members in a very strict order of protocol — I Bearer, always attended to the head of the house and saw to all uniforms etc . and generally controlled the household , 1 Khitmagar who waited at table , 1 Masalchee, young one learning from the Khitmagar, who brought the food fro m the kitchen and washed up , l Khansama cook, I Khansama's boy who kept the fire burning , 1 sweeper, sweeps the bungalow, empties the thunder boxes and other low cast e work , 1 Dhobi who did the washing and ironing , 1 Bheesti, sees to the water from the buffalo cart , 1 Mali, a gardener, 1 Chowkidar, the night watchman who slept on the veranda , 1 Ayah for the children , 2 Sycees, grooms for the horses and ponies , I Punka Wallah, who would sit outside the main living room, rhythmically pullin g a rope that came through a hole in the wall, wafting a cool breeze from a hangin g cloth or matting moving backwards and forwards , WFHS Apr 2004 Page 30

1 Dirzee, who would sit on the veranda with his sewing machine making up all th e latest fashions from pictures in magazines, the material having been purchased i n the bazaar . The Khansamar would converse with mother each morning regarding th e requirements for meals for the day, and then go to the bazaar to buy all th e necessary ingredients with a set amount of money, and if he could get an y bargains, he kept the change . There were government farms which supplied a lot of the milk, eggs, chickens and beef for the Europeans . Chota Hasri was served about 5 .30a .m . – tea and buttered bread . Then riding in the early morning before breakfast, and parades etc . until noon, Tiffin time . Everyone stopped work at midday, so the native quarter and the bazaar whic h were always noisy, went quiet . At about 5p .m . all the sports such as tennis, golf, swimming, hockey would take place until dinner time . The main social life wa s centred on The Club in the evenings and there was entertainment on Saturda y evenings . Church was always a `must' on Sunday mornings with soldiers in uniforms , ladies and children in their best with hats, band playing and soldiers marching . Ayah took children home after the service and the adults adjourned to The Club for drinks and, most Sundays, a curry lunch . Calling has so often been considered snobbish by those ignorant of th e proceedings as carried out in India, but life in an army station was very formal . A s there were no telephones, small printed cards with name, rank and regiment wer e the only means of making introductions to the other Europeans in the Cantonment , so the bearer was despatched to various addresses, and you waited for a forma l invitation to a dinner party . The response was received by your bearer from th e host's bearer and presented to the lady of the house on a silver tray . Club life wa s mainly for the Europeans, ladies were not allowed in the bar unless accompanied by a gentleman - a special area was set aside, aptly named the `Hen House' . There was, unfortunately, a downside to this idyllic life . Malaria and dysentery were the prime illnesses to affect Europeans, and we all had to sleep with mosquit o nets . One of the first treatments for the high temperature was to be wrapped in we t towels with ice packs on your head . The cure was to drink quinine three times a day for three months . Dysentery was always prevalent and very debilitating an d you had to drink plenty of boiled water to prevent hydration . There was alway s `dhobi itch ' and sandfly fever, and a real threat of cholera, typhoid, small pox and rabies. So hygiene was of utmost importance – easier said than done . In an army station there were always very good doctors and hospitals for the troops . Native s had their own medical services . Summer months were spent in the Himalayas . Firstly all the families moved to Srinigar for two weeks in a government run guest house to get acclimatised to th e cooler weather, then to Gulmurg which was only accessible by horse, pony o r palanquins (covered litters) . All stores had to be taken by mules . It was lush an d green with the smell of pine trees . The adults enjoyed riding and golf and social WFHS Apr 2004 Page 31

events, the children had limited morning lessons and then enjoyed some freedom i n the afternoons . Quetta was very hot in summer and could be very cold in winter with snow an d very sever sandstorms . Peshawar was a better climate, and we had a memorabl e trip to the Khyber Pass . Monsoon rain has to be seen to be believed . The bungalows could be very cold and damp with weeks of non-stop rain when nothin g was dry, so clothes could become mouldy, especially the shoes as leather wa s untreated . Ayah was always with you, and carried you around on her hip, and the firs t introduction to socialising was to be taken to the Club in the mornings and meet u p with all the other children and their Ayahs . We then progressed to joining up with a few children and having a governess to teach us a few songs , simple counting an d learning to read . It was always a mixed group, because it was an Indian Regiment , so it was by rank rather than race, and children of European civil servants als o joined in . When we reached eight or nine it was back to England to boardin g school, for a proper education, still talking Urdu, as so much time had been spen t with Ayah and the servants that it was `mother tongue' . I was so completely spoil t by my Ayah and the servants that I had a very happy childhood, which gave m e great affection for the Indians of the NWFP . The Pathans are a very fine race & very good looking . At the outbreak of war father had been recalled to India, and in September 194 .5 I left UK for India aboard the SS Strathaird . We sailed from Southampton with returning Italian prisoners of war and spent three days anchored in Naples . W e collected Indian prisoners to be returned to India . We landed in Bombay and ha d two days to wait for a train for Jubblepore, in which I spent three nights and tw o days sharing a rail compartment with three army officers! I had not seen father fo r six years and mother for five, and I met my sister Graenia Isabel, born 1942, fo r the first time Father retired from the army in July 1946 and we returned to UK with a three week journey on a troopship, SS Cavina, landing at Tilbury . While I was in India I had been told off by an officer for riding my bike past the parad e ground . He was to be my future husband my future husband! Our connection wit h Wiltshire first came about when Peter joined the Avon Rubber Company in 1954 . Condensed from a talk to Devizes Branch WEBS

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MARLBOROUGH UNION PERMANENT PAUPERS 188 3 Part of another list from Swindon & Wiltshire Record Office dated 12 November 188 3 (reference 1505/82) . These persons are described as out-door permanent poor . The columns !shown are name, age, Parish, the reason for requiring relief, the weekly amount given an d number of 41b loaves . The last column, not shown here, gives the names of the street or are a in about half the cases . The list will be continued, room_permitting. in the next issue. BEDFORD John 66JAvebury 1.13odilv & mentally weak [ 2s6d 1 -- 191Avebury Scrofula Is6d 1 'CHIVERS Mary Ann L CHIVERS Har 70 Avebury Heart disease & dropsy 5s6d 2 71Avebury Very weak CHIVERS Sarah, wife 1COLEMAN Jane 74 I Avebury Old ag e 2s6d ; 1 COLEMAN Sarah 81 I Avebury Old e &bed_ ridden 2sOd 1 DAVIS Prudence 73Avebury Old ag e 2s6d 1 HATCHER Jonathan 79Avebury_ Old age & asthma 1s6d 1 7 Avebury orphan_ _ 6d2 KNIGHT William MASLEN Aaron 72 Avebury Injury to back 71 Avebury Weakly health MASLEN Maria wife _ MASLEN Ann 77 Avebury Old age — 1s6d 1 2s6d! 1 MARSH James 83-Avebury Old age 0_14_age 2s6d 1 NUTTLEY Rebecca 74~Avebury --- - - --NORTH Stephen 7--T1fiAvebury Old age 2sOd 1 NORTH George 74'A vebury Oldale & pilepsy ___+ 2 Weakly health NORTH Ellen,wife 65 i Avebury 67 Avebury Cripple inleg -& thigh 3s6d 'PEARCE William PEARCE Mary Ann,wife4 79[ Avebury _Veryfeeble 41 Avebury Widow 3sOd 3 'ROBINSON Jane ROBINSON Mary Ann, i 12Avebury child ROBINSON William,ch ! 10iAvebury 8Avebury _ ROBINSON Walter ch REEVES Prudence 70~Avebury Old age 2sOdr I 2s6di 1 MILES John 52 Berwick Bassett 4Cripple in feet Internal tumour 2sOd 1 [PEARCE George 53 [Berwick Bassett CARPENTER Jose ! 84 [Broad Hinton Old age 4s6di 2 I ARPENTER An wife 83 Broad Hinto n CHURC H Mary n __ H inton Old e & bed ridden 4sOd 1 DAVIS Thomas 69IBroad Hinton Heart disease 5s0d 2 56 Broad Hinton Bad leg s DAVIS Eliza wife Old age & rheumatism 4sOdl 2 , GLEED Richard 73 Broad Hinton GLEED Elizabeth,wife 73 Broad Hinton Very weak LITTLE Ann 72iBroad Hinton ]Old ge 2s6d 1 7 5 IBroad Broad Hinton Old age 2s6 SMITH Martha SADDLER Sarah _ 70 Hinton _ Old age & cripple in leg d 2sOd 1 29 Broad Hinton Infirm an STAGG Jane 69 Broad Hinton Cripple from rheumatism 2sOd TROTMAN Jane WITHERS Benjamin 8 6 [Broa d Hinton d-Olage 3sOd 1 76East Kennett 1O1d ale &asthma 2sOd', 1 _j 'PEARCESusan


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T TARRANT Charlotte 78 East Kennett PEARCE Jane 77 Fvfield COOPER Mary 27 Marlboro St M 4 Marlboro St M COOPER Emily,c h COOPER James,ch 3 Marlboro St M_ _ COOPER John,ch 1 Marlboro St M DOBSON Mary Ann 71 Marlboro St M DU-N- SBY Gideon 8 3 Marlboro St M EYLES Esther 5 7 Marlboro St M GREENA-WAY Edmun d 8 1 Marlboro St M HARRAWAY Ann 7 1 Marlboro St M 63 Marlboro St M MAYNARD John MAYNARD Eliza wife 65 Marlboro St M MILSON John 37 Marlboro St M MILSOM Emma wife 43 . Marlboro St M MILSOM George ch 9 Marlboro St M MILSOM Albert ch 6 M_ arlboro St M NORTH Elizabeth 6_5~Marlboro_ St M PILE Mary Jane _28 Marlboro St M 2 Marlboro St M PILE Alice Mary , ch PILE Edith Martha ,ch 9m Marlboro St M SMITH Elizabeth 86 Marlboro St M TARRANT Elizabeth 62 Marlboro St M WHITE Mari a 37 Marlboro St M WHITE Emma, ch 8 Marlboro St_ M _ WHITE Gertrude_ Mary, 3 Marlboro St M WTATT Jane 61'Marlboro St P BESANT Thomas 83 Marlboro St P _ _ COOK John 86 Marlboro St P __ COOK Mary, wife 80 Marlboro St P MI_LS O_M_ Charlotte 77 Marlboro St P NORRIS Ruth 64 Marlboro St P NEWMAN Ann 75 Marlboro St P PECK Isaac 72 Marlboro St P PENNY Hannah 72 Marlboro St P 56 Marlboro St P ROSIER Charles ROSIER Mary Cath .c h 1 0 Marlboro St P SHEPPARD Ann 74 Marlboro St P _ SMITH Elizabeth 77 Marlboro St P TARRANT Jane 69 Marlboro St P BUTCHER George 82 Mildenhall DOWLING Sarah 68 Mildenhall 82 North Savernake WHITBREAD Thomas WHITBREAD Martha,w 79 North__ Savernake 70 Ogbourne St A DANGERFIELD Thos _ DANGERFIELD Mtha,w 70 Ogbourne St A DANGERFIELD Reb . 69 Ogbourne St A

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NEW WFHS PUBLICATION S TWO NEW SALISBURY BOOKS Salisbury Churchgoers THIS BOOK contains lists of those attending church at Easter 1574, 1584 an d 1600 at St . Thomas and details the collection . Fourteen books survive for th e period 1574 to 1607, many too fragile for researchers to consult and to transcrib e The tax collectors followed a set and logical path, starting at Fisherton Bridge , walking anti-clockwise round the parish and ending in Fish Row, in some cases even listing which side of the street the householder lived . Each householder was listed, married men were indicated by `and wife', and the number (but not names ) of any others, presumably adult children, for whom the householder had to pay . Names were also given of adults in the household who had to pay the tax themselves, with their relationship to the head of the household . Usually these were servants, but occasionally other designations occur . Apprentices were normall y omitted, but were listed by number only in three of the books . The list for the parish of Wilton dated c1630 is included . This contains much les s information . Although the names were listed by street, only the taxpayers' name s were given, and there is no indication of other people living in the households . There are over 1500 different names in this book, the most common ones bein g BARNES, BROWNE, CLARKE, DANIELL, DAVIS, JOHNSON, JONES , MARSHALL, MILLER, MORE, MYCHELL, ODELL, PARKER, REDE , TANNER, TAYLER, WHITE, & WILLIAMS , Salisbury Pew Rent s THE FIFTH and final volume in a series of surviving Pew Rents for the Church o f England is for sale . It is for the three parishes of Salisbury, namely St . Edmund, St . Martin and St . Thomas, and cover many periods from the 16 `h to the l9 `h centuries . Unfortunately it has not been possible to transcribe all the books, as some are to o fragile to be produced . A list of the most common names from the parishes i s below . ABBOTT, ANDREWS, ANTRA41, BADEN, BAKER, BARNES, BISHOP , BLACKMORE, BLAKE, BROWN, BROWNJOHN, BUSHELL, CARTER, COOPER, CUSSE, DAVIS, EVANS, GILBERT, GODDARD, GRAY , GREEN, HALL ., HARRIS, HAYWARD, JONES, LAKE, LANGLEY , LAWRENCE, MARTIN, MINTY, MUNDAY, NAISH, PARSONS, POWELL , RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, ROBERTS, ROGERS, ROLFE, USSELL, SANDY, SAUNDERS, SHERGOLD, SHORT, SILVESTER, SIMMONDS , SMITH, SPENCER, STAPLES, STEVENS, SUTTON, TANNER, THOMAS , WAPSHARE, WATTS ., WEBB, WHEELER, WHITCHURCH, WHITE , WILLIAMS, YOUN G These books are now available from our Resource Centre at £5 .70 UK and £6 .5 0 overseas including pip .

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WFHS PARISH RECORD SERIES VOLUMES 8 - 1 1 This series was started about a year ago in response to requests for books abou t individual parishes . They are AS size, and kept to a uniform price of £3 .50 UK and £3 .80 overseas including pip . The volumes published to date are : 1. Great Bedwyn Families in the 19 `h century 2. Collingbourne Ducis families in the 19 th century 3. Tisbury & Wardour 1835 Censu s 4. Leigh Delamere and Sevin ton People in the 19 `h century 5. Holt People in the early 19` century and the story of Holt Spa . 6. Stourton Poor in the 190i century . 7. Devizes St Mary Survey of the Poor 1802 – 180 8 Now we have four more volumes published at the same pric e No 8 . Bradford on Avon Applications for Relief 1832-183 5 This book contains letters written by, or on behalf of, applicants for poor relie f whose place of settlement was Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire but were livin g elsewhere . They cover a short period 1832-1835 . Those applying for relief needed help, either because of sickness, unemployment, a death in the family or old age . Some applicants only needed assistance for a short time, others applied for, an d received relief, on a regular basis . Obviously some realised they had bargainin g powers and although written in an obsequious tone, still threatened to return to th e parish of settlement with their whole family, where the parish officers would hav e to support them in the workhouse . This would cost more than sending relief to tide them over a few months . . A great deal of information regarding families can be gained from the letters wit h regard to ages, especially of children, work, illness and character. No 9. Collingbourne Ducis Alternative Censuses 1851 & 1861 & 1845 poo r These books contain information about families in the parish recorded by th e census enumerator at the same time as he recorded the 1851 and 1861 censuses . It is in much the same format as the .Government census but, in addition, there wer e notes about some of the individuals over the following ten years . Individuals from families, working or living with another household, ar e enumerated where they are living in the census ; in the book they are included with their own families, thereby giving relationships . There are discrepancies in th e information between the book and census for both years : different ages, places of birth, forenames and spelling of surnames . There is also a list of the poor familie s in 1845 included ; giving age s Nos 10 & 11, Devizes Bancroft & Other Charities Part 1 & Part 2 The Bancroft Charities stem from the will of Thomas Bancroft, proved in 1775 . He left several trusts, the three in this publication being For the benefit of twenty poo r men each from St Johns Parish, from St James Parish and from the Presbyteria n congregation in Devizes . The terms were to provide annual sums, half to be pai d to twenty poor men in April each year in cash, and half to purchase blue cloth fo r coats for twenty poor men in October . By 1834 the St John ' s and St Mary' s WFHS Apr 2004 Page 37

charities had been blended with another charity and the income was being spen t wholly on cloth . By 1901 it was ÂŁ33 . The Presbyterians dwindled in the eighteenth century and united with a Baptis t Congregation ; by 1852 it was entirely Baptist . In 1871 the High Court of Chancery approved a scheme for merging the Bancroft Charity with eight others to form th e "New Baptist Church Charities" administered as a single charity, with the sam e general aims as before . It was finally closed in 1995 . The records include donations to women and children as well as men . Before general registration began in 1837 i t is often difficult to find records of non-members attending nonconformis t churches, and this contains very comprehensive lists . . PARISH REGISTER S Two new parish register transcripts are included in the listings with this issue , Everleigh and Chute . The most common names in Everleigh are BEAR(E), SMITH, SMART and GALE with SHADWELL, WARD & BLACKMOR E following, and in Chute HAPGOOD/HOPGOOD and COOK are easily the mos t common, with SMITH, HENRY, COLLINS, HUTCHINS, ANNATT/ANNET T &COX . A CD of baptisms and burials to 1837 of sixteen parishes South of Swindon i s also listed . It contains the same information as the individual parish publications, but with an overall index . WEB SITE S by Rodney Whale (3914) Whilst looking at a web site about the Titanic disaster it occurred to me that man y Society members might have had, unknowingly, relatives on the vessel's crew . I had three such relatives and many people from Wiltshire lived in and aroun d Southampton, the starting point of the ill-fated voyage . One good site is at http ://www .titaniclady .com/ There is even a hymn on the homepage and link s take searchers to the story of the ship including the all important crew lists . I know that many members have London connections and a t http ://www .londonancestor .com are many maps, directories and miscellaneou s documents such as newspapers . Access is free and unrestricted . Two parts I foun d interesting were firstly the surname index of Metropolitan Police Daily Orders fo r 1861 listing promotions, punishments etc_ and secondly the Police Gazette fo r 1921 which lists Army deserters and shows all information known about them . Another interesting site is at http ://www.pcug entitled Ancient Ancestors . It purports to show lines of descent from about three thousand ancien t and medieval families to millions of present day Europeans and Americans . It is an informative site and so are some of the links possible from the home page . One o f those contains information about the Black Death and on another one there is a chart showing the descent of The Queen from Jenkiz Khan ; also listed are links t o many Australian genealogical web sites with people named who are seekin g Britich ancestors . It is very easy to get side-tracked on the sites I have described, so beware, th e phone bills could escalate! WFHS Apr 2004 Page 38

BRANCH MEETINGS Devizes, 1 Jan, The Rode Murder . We were shown a video of one edition of a television series "Grave Detectives" concerning the Wiltshire murder in 1860 o f Francis Kent aged four at Rode House . It featured two branch members , descendants of persons involved . Ultimately a half-sister, Constance Kent, in he r early teens at the time, confessed to the crime and served 21 years imprisonment . In the subsequent discussion we were told about apparent flaws in the polic e investigation and there are still doubts whether Constance was the culprit . Devizes, 20 Jan and 3 Feb, Barbara Fuller, The Life of William Edwar d Young. Barbara, in her double billing, gave an insight into the life of William, a blacksmith's son, born in 1890 at Ebbesbourne Wake . He became interested i n archaeology when young, and during his life he wrote many notebook diaries that are now in the care of Wiltshire Archaeological Society's library . Barbara has studied them in depth, and read us carefully chosen extracts that not only contai n detailed weather records but also archaeological information plus what amounts to a social history of the area, much of it about Avebury . A bachelor, William died at Salisbury in 1971 and was buried at Ebbesbourne Wake . Rod Whale

Malmesbury 26 Nov . Simon Cooper "A Village War memorial". Simon has researched the families of the thirteen men, who lost their lives in WW 1 , commemorated on the war memorial in Great Somerford . Maurice DANCEY, William HADDEREL, Alexander PORTER, George GREENWAY, Francis Ed w PORTER, Frederick WILKINS, George Wm TANNER, Glanville R d CATTERNS, Francis Hy CREW, George Jas HAND, Alfred Wm PORTER, Richard Wheeler PORTER, Arthur Harvey HAND . Surprisingly only three o f these were born in Great Somerford, and Simon is related to three of them . Malmesbury, 10 Dec, Dr Alan Dodge . Life of the Village Labourer in the 18th century . We were told of the grim living conditions of the average villag e labourer, of long working days and hard manual work and never enough food o r fuel to cook with . The villagers in South Wiltshire bought soil turves fro m Hampshire New Forest for firing because of the shortage of wood . And quite often only one roomed hovels to live in – such a contrast to our happy and well fe d members at the Christmas meeting . Jennifer Walker

Salisbury Branch Meeting November, Douglas Jackson Jewish Ancestry . Doug illustrated the difficulties and his persistence through name change , migration and changes in language and record types . Evidence of Jewishness ca n be found if one looks closely in civil records . The religion follows the mother , marriage may have been in a private address and /or refer to "in the Jewis h tradition", census occupation and origin . Origin may be indicated due to ashkanazi jews originate from Germany and Poland and sephardi from Portugal and Spain . A registery office marriage indicates a mixed marriage . Few synagogue records ar e found on IGI for UK, some for Denmark and Germany and none on vital index . WFHS Apr 2004 Page 39

Grave stones only found in civil cemeteries indicated by the Star of David fo r males and a candelabrum for females and in Hebrew scribed daughter of and so n of. The tradition is pandromic i .e . no surname and no vowels! The Hebre w alphabet follows a lunar year and in a lunar year there is an additional month . An d printed Hebrew differs from hand-written forms! Instead of banns there is authorisation records sometimes with additional information . These are availabl e on application to the Chief Rabbi . The Church of Latter-day Saints have som e synagogue records . Southampton University, Hartley Library has a full set of th e Jewish Chronicle and much of this has been indexed . Jews arrived in the UK i n waves, ancient, then in 1800 . 1840 and 1940s . Naturalisation records contain lot s of information on the individual . This permitted them to make wills, bequeat h property and other civil acts not available to aliens . Doug highlighted some pit fall s such as the term Russia referred to anywhere east of Poland . Residence resulted i n anglofication and numerous spelling variations . Burial rarely where the person die d and there were few local Jewish cemeteries so some distance may exist . JewGen .com can be searched by both name and place and there are specialis t interest groups within other net sites including holocaust memorials . Salisbury, January - Victorian Working Women, Jane Howells . Jane presente d a well-researched study of women who operated businesses in Salisbury . Usin g census, billheads, and advertisements from The Journal, deeds and directories . We find 350 independent women, married and single running trades associated in a ) food and beverages, b) clothing, hats and fabric, c) education and d) crafts an d flowers and e) caring . More surprising were the "others" ; whip manufacturer, undertaker, fishing tackle, bone dust trader, chimney sweep, bricklayer and ostric h feather cleaner . Heather Sheeley

Trowbridge, 10 Sep, David Formby, The History of Lacock Abbey . The Custodian of Lacock Abbey illustrated his talk with slides . The Abbey date s from Saxon times and is now owned by the National Trust . It was founded in 123 2 and the cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey are stil l standing . It was converted into a country house e .1540, and the stable courtyard , clockhouse and bakehouse survive . The woodland garden holds many delight s including spring flowers, large trees, and a rose garden . William Henry Fox Talbo t lived at the Abbey and we learned of his photographic achievements and hi s descendants . The village of Lacock is very picturesque and many TV and fil m productions have been shot around the village, with the Abbey featuring in th e recent Harry Potter films . Trowbridge, 11 Oct, Maurice Underwood, [tuber, Salisbury Plain's Deserte d Village. This talk on Imber's history included many aspects of the village' s development from its very early origins to more recent times . The community wa s once largely reliant on agriculture, but in time it had a variety of tradespersons, a pub, chapel, school and post office . The War Office and Ministry of Defenc e acquired land and property and Imber was used as a training area, then th e population declined and it is now a deserted village . WFHS Apr 2004 Page 40

Trowbridge, 12 Nov, Persis Wiltshire, Looking for George, my emigran t ancestor. The search for Persis' Canadian ancestors on her father's side starte d with scant information . Her tree developed over the years with details from a family bible, research via the IGI, and through correspondence, with copies fro m trade directories and newspaper obituaries proving helpful and furnishing muc h detail, the latter including photographs . S. Grist

HELP WANTE D David Wort (2965) 6 Torgrange, Holywood, County Down, Northern Irelan d BT18 ONG, is compiling a study of the WORT family who were in Idmiston an d Maddington in 1500 . He is seeking further information on people and places named in Thomas WORT's will of 1413, in Salisbury Cathedral Library . I t mentions "my kinswoman Alice SMYTHE", "my little son" and "my littl e daughter living with John SKYRYNGTON' . He possessed a croft calle d Myddelhey situated between crofts belonging to William CHALKE an d EYLYSLOND . He left bequests to churches in Shaston (Shaftesbury), St Mary's , Salisbury, St George's, Compton and the church at Hamenio (?) . Reference is als o made to Thomas SEXEY, Richard PENY, John PRETHOM, Thomas WYSE a tailor and his wife Margaret, Walter HUNTYNGDONE, John COLEWEG an d Hugo CROXHALE . Sources already searched include Wilts tax lists for 1332 , 1641 and 1648 . Any ideas ? Gordon Lewis (866) 51 Greenfields Avenue, Totton, Southampton 5040 3LU i s trying to find more information on the WHITE family of Kington St Michael . When Ayliffe White (1670-1761) made his will in 1760 his son, Francis Whit e (172617-1761), and grandson, Henry Boswell White (1749-1799), are bot h living outside of England . Francis returns for his father's funeral i n January 1761, but dies at Kington St Michael a few weeks later and was buried in the family vault . Francis may have connections with either th e West Indian plantations or possibly the slave trade . Francis was married t o Elizabeth DeLION, but so far no reference to this marriage or her death ha s been found in the UK . An elderly black slave by the name of Henry Boswel l White is freed from slavery in Jamaica during 1823 . Did this slave take th e name from his master's family? Antony Bristow (5520), 11 Sycamore Close, Woodingdean, Brighton, E Susse x BN2 6JS Email antony .bristow@ntlworld .com is trying to find (1) the maide n name of Sarah, wife of Robert BRISTOW who lived in Preshute Marlborough , area . Robert was born 1773 and they had eight children . and (2) information on, and descendants of, William Bristow, born Swindon 1879 . In 1881 William is wit h parents Joseph, 33, and Elizabeth, 29, and sister Mary 10 in Swindon, but all bor n Marlborough . Still there 1891 but without Mary, believed to have moved t o London to marry . WFHS Apr 2004 Page 41

Jeanne Ryan (4018) 4 East Field, West Hill, Ottery St . Mary, Devon EX11 1XN , is seeking the father of Henry CUSSE, BA, MA, Hart College, Oxford in th e 1630's . Curate and rector of N . Tidworth, Ludgershall, Ashmondsworth an d Beaulieu . His father is reputes to have been "a gent of Wiltshire" . In his will o f 1681 Henry left a suit of clothes to his brother Stephen Cusse . Katie Francis (6526), 29 Almond Rd ., Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 3UN i s researching PONTING in the Swindon area . Stephen married ? and his so n William married Sarah MERRETT in 1841 and had children Henry James an d Stephen (1848) who married Elizaberth MORSE in 1871 . Their children were Edith, Gertrude, Charles, John, Beatrice . Albert and Evelyn Ellen who marrie d Walter Kempster in 1907 . Any help would be appreciated . OBITUAR Y Rita Daisy Hine 1938-2003 (2409 ) Rita was a keen family historian along with her husband Tom . She was the second daughter of Cecil and Hilda Shergold who were newsagwent s in London Street, Reading, a business which Rita and Tom later ran . They married in 1962 and went to South Africa to work fior some years . She enjoyed car rallying with Tom and also music from the shows . As an important part of her famil y history research she built up a large collection of family photographs . Contributed by Richard Moore who shares an interest in the .family name HINE with Tom .

READERS LETTER S from Geoffrey Kernan (5987 ) Your piece on Basset Down House mentioned some names which are familiar du e to connections with two of my principal Wiltshire lines BEASANT and ODY, bot h rooted in the Lydiards . Morris Bathe m Elizabeth [Bessie] Beasant at Lydiard Tregoze 5/11/177 5 George Leighfield m Elizabeth [Bessie] Beasant at LT 28/5/188 8 Thomas Henry Leighfield m Tamar Isabel Ody in 1878 at Purto n Ann Ody m John Peapel at LT 14/6/ 181 1 If these ring any bells, I have fairly extensive Beasant and Ody trees . I wonder who "Bezzant" was, presumably the gardener at Basset Down House . Best wishe s from Valerie Clasby (1154 ) Further to the correspondence about Census entries, readers may be amused by th e following – discovered in the preamble to the 1851 census for the parish of Al l Hallows, Barking . Obviously a man with a grievance – "The enumeration of the district was undertaken by me in the belief that I shoul d be fairly paid for my services . I was not aware that all the particulars were to b e entered by the enumerator in a book, the work, without that, being ample for the sum paid, nor had I any idea of the unreasonable amount of labour imposed . Th e WFHS Apr 2004 Page 42

distribution, collection etc . of the schedules together with the copying of the sam e occupied from two to three hours for every 60 persons enumerated and for that th e equivalent of ONE SHILLING!! ! "What man possessing the intelligence and business habits necessary for th e undertaking would be found to accept it if aware of the labour involved? How the n can a correct return of the population be expected? He who proposed the scale o f remuneration should, in justice be compelled to enumerate a large district such a s this upon the terms he had himself fixed . " 22 Wildown Road, Southhourne, Bournemouth, B116 4D R from Averill Riddick (4783 ) I have at last tracked down Thomas Gainsborough's painting "The Parish Clerk " mentioned in the article on page 10 of the July 2003 issue . It is at the Tate Gallery and was painted by Nathanial Hone 1718-1784 . You can see it on the Tate website . Averil .Riddick@btopenworld .co m from Mrs D Dunph y During the course of researching my own family history at London Metropolita n Archives I have come across the following stray From the parish register baptisms for St Mary, Whitechape l Baptised 19 January 1725, John Carpenter, son of John and Margaret, the chil d being born in the street, the parents vagrant people belonging to Salisbury as th e mother reported. Whilst it is quite common to see entries confirming baptisms as spurious, an d indeed to see some relating to occupants of workhouses, to the point where unles s they particularly concern me I am not unduly "touched" by them, this particula r one did rather sadden me to think that the lady gave birth in the street and that th e parents were poor vagrants from as far afield Wiltshire . One can only hope that they managed to find some degree of habitation and sustenance, and that the poo r child survived to whatever the average life expectancy was in those days . Sevenoaks, Ken t fromGail Leach-Wunker, Member No . 5783 Before Christmas a local pioneer home burned . Recently there was a story in th e local paper about the house, including 2 photos . "The Thomas & Jane Moon House (1890-2003 ) The Moon house that burned in November 2003 was built in 1890 . The Moon s came from Wiltshire in 1859 to Woodstock, Ontario, then to Dysart Township , Haliburton County, Ontario in 1865, where they raised their 9 children . Thoma s Moon Sr . was a member of the first council elected for Dysart in 1866 . He serve d as reeve of Dysart (1892-94) and was warden of the county" . Thomas Moon Sr .'s great-grandson, Tom Hodgson, still lives in the area . RR# 1 Norland , Ontario, KOM 2L0 Canada . mbl(a?halhitiet. on. ca

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MEMBERS AND THEIR INTEREST S New members' name and address will not be published in this journal until they supply their interests . The Society reserve s the right to limit the number of research names for any one member to sixteen in any one journal, but other names may b e submitted for later publication . There is no charge for this service . Members wishing to have names published shoul d submit details to the Membership Secretary . Research requests should be sent to the Members' Interest Secretary addresses above. There is a charge of £ 1 per name for members of the Society, and £3 for non-members plus SSAE .

CHAPMAN COUNTY CODE S England. Bdf Bedford. Bkm Buckingham Brk Berkshire . Brs Bristol . Cam Cambridge . Chs Cheshire. Clv (Cleveland) . Cma Cumbria. Con Cornwall . Cul Cumberland . Dby Derby . Dev Devon . Dor Dorset . Dur Durham. ERY East Ridin g Yorks . Ess Essex, GIs Gloucester . Ham Hampshire . Hef Hereford . Hrt Hertford. Hum Humherside. IOM Isle of Man . IOW Isle of Wight . Hun Huntingdon. Ken Kent . Lan Lancashire . Lei Leicester. Lin Lincoln. Lnd London . Md x Middlesex . Msy (Merseyside) . Nbl Northumberland Nik Norfolk . Ntt Nottingham . Nth Northampton . Oxf Oxford . Ru t Rutland. Sal Shropshire . Sfk Suffolk . Som Somerset. Sry Surrey. Ssx Sussex . Sts Staffordshire . SxE E . Sussex . SxW W. Sussex . War Warwick . Wes Westmorland . Wil Wiltshire . WMd W. Midland . Wor Worcester . Yks Yorkshire . WRY W . Riding . NRY N . Riding . EYK E . Yorks . NYk N . Yorks . SYk S. Yorks. WYk W . Yorks . Wls Wales . Agt Anglesey . Bre Brecon . Cae Caemarvon . Cgn Cardigan Cmn Carmarthen. Cwd Clwyd Den Denbigh. Dfd Dyfed . Fln Flint . Gla Glamorgan. Got Gwent . Gyn Gwynedd . Mer Merioneth . MGm Mid Glamorgan . Mon Monmouth . Mgy Montgomery . Pem Pembroke . Pow Powys. Rad Radnor . Sct Scotland . Arl Argyllshire . Ayr Ayrshire . Ban Banffshire. Dfs Dumfriesshire, Inv Inverness-shire, LKS Lanarkshire . Mld Midlothian, Nai Nairnshire. RFW Renfrewshire Wig Wigtownshire - ChI Channel Islands. Ind India, Irl Ireland . Ant Antrim May Mayo, Nlr Northern Ireland. Tyr Tyrone, Nir Blg Belgium, . WI West Indies . BGU British Guiana Nomenclature : < pre or before ; > post or later than, year or century shown ; e early e .g. el 9c early 190' century.

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ABSAL(O/A/U)M Breamore ABSAL(O/A/U)M Bremour / Stowell / Potterne ABSAL(O/A/U)M Salisbury / Wilco t I Downton ADAMS Horningsham ADLAM Horningsham ALSFORD FishertonAnger/All BAKER Sherborne BALDWIN Chipperfield BALL East & West Tisbury BALL Newton / Wardour BALL Winsley BARNES Little Somerford BARNETT Salford BENCE Colerne BESSER Trowbridge BIRD Little Bedwyn BLACKMORE Westrop / Corsham BLAKE Great Bedwyn BLATCH Norton St. Philip BLATCH Trowbridge/ Westbury BOWEY Fisherton Anger BOWEY Salisbury, St. Edmund

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BOWHAY Fisherton Anger BOWN Sherborne BOX Broughton Gifford BRAND Chippenham BRIDGES Marston ( Devizes) BRIDGES Wroughton BULL Broughton Gifford BYE Malmesbury CARTER Fisherton Anger CARTER Halifax CHOULES Crofton / Great Bedwyn CLEMENTS Faringdon COLEMAN Horningsham COVE Kempsford COX Badbury / Chiseldon CUTTHOYS Aust CUTTS Brinkworth / Malmesbury DANIELS All DAVIES Merthyr Tydfil DEAN Hemel Hempstead DEARE Preshute DITE Milverton DOWNHAM Wantage DOWNING Derby / ouarndon

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DRAKE Banwell EVANS Merthyr Tydfil FEAR Crockerton / Longbridge Deverill FORD Bradford on Avon FREESTONE All GIBBS Imber GREENMAN Little Sornerford GRUNDY Derby HALE All HARMAN Devizes HARROLD East Coulston HAYNES Holborn HELPS All HOLLOWAY Andover HOLLOWAY Swindon HOOPER Upton Scudamore HOPE All HOUSE Edington / Westbury IVES Marylebone JACQUES Tewkesbury JAMES Merthyr Tydfil JAQUES All JEFFERIES Chiseldon JEROME Chiseldon JOHNSON Gorsley JOHNSTON Clerkenwell JONES Bristol & Monmouth KEEL Martin KEEN Broughton Gifford KEEN(E) Wanborough KEMPSTER Deal KEMPSTER Panteg KEMPSTER Swindon KENNET Highgate KENNET Purton KING Langley KNILL Barnstaple LACK All LIPPETT Bradford on Avon / Holt LOVEDAY Stratton St. Margaret MAY Westwells / Corsham MILES Cosby MILLS Enderby / Gtenfield / Amesby MITCHELL Deptford MITCHELL Winscombe MORSE Kingsdown NEATE Wilsford (Pewsey) NORRIS Crofton / Great Bedwyn ODDY Halifax ORAMS All PARTRIDGE Coleshill PARTRIDGE Swindon PEARCE Westbury PECK Everteigh / Ogboume St . Andrew PECK Figheldean

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6540 WILKINS Bradford on Avon 6540 WILLIAMS Straford 6595 WILLIS Hannington 6595 WILLIS Horsley 6595 WILLIS Stratton St. Margaret 6561 YABSLEY Horningsham

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Address of members whose interests appear in this journa l

5651 PREVOST, Mrs . Margaret, Great Jarmon 12, Dresden Way WEYBRIDGE Surrey KT13 9A U UK: margaret@whrltd k 5845 POWELL, Mrs. Dolores Eluira, Old School House, 54, High Street, Oldland Common BRISTO L BS30 9TL U K 6395 TIMBRELL, Mr . & Mrs . Geoffrey D. & Maureen A., 3, Ludlow Close, Lawn, SWINDON Wilts . SN3 1EZ UK : timbrelig_m@hotmail .co m 6462 PRICE, Mrs . Pamela, 41, Chandos Road, KEYNSHAM Bristol BS31 2BY UK : 6526 FRANCIS, Mrs . K. A ., 29, Almond Road, LEIGHTON BUZZARD Beds. LU7 30N UK : 6533 ADAMS, Miss Sue, 7, Nursery Walk, Brampton HUNTINGDON Cambs . PE28 4UU UK : sjadams@supanet .co m 6540 FORD, Mr. Martin, 76, Blairhead Drive, WATFORD Herts . WD19 7RJ UK : .uk 6544 HARROLD, Mr . John, 46, Bristol Road, BICESTER Oxon OX26 4TH UK : johnharrold@ntlworld .com 6561 BROWN, Mrs . Janice, 71, Empress Drive, CHISELHURST Kent BR7 5BQ UK: 6567 KEANE, Mrs . M .A ., 3, Banstead Road, CARSHALTON Surrey SM5 3NS UK : 6571 FULLER, Mrs. Kathleen Barbara, 36, Colchester Close, Toothill, SWINDON Wilts . SN5 8AG UK : 6573 PINKER, Mrs . Valerie, Tawsmead, Bottlesford, PEWSEY Wilts . SN9 6LW UK : blakes@tavvsmead .freeserve .co.u k 6574 WOODING, Mrs . Roberta, 4, Greenway, Bookham, LEATHERHEAD, Surrey KT23 3PA UK : 6575 JONES, Mrs . Paulette, Rosebriars 22-24 Main Street, KIRKBY GREEN Lincoln LN4 3PE UK : paulettejones@onetel . net . uk 6576 LITHERLAND, Mr. Geoffrey William, 7, Clough Meadow, Lostock, BOLTON Lancs. BL1 5X B UK : gwlyth@tiscali .co .u k 6577 FOX, Dr. Beatrice, 7, Crespigney Road, HENDON London NW4 3DT UK : cyril@foxalma .freeserve .co.u k 6580 KEEL, Mr. Michael, 1, The Nook, Silecroft, MILLOM Cumbria LA18 4NS UK . mikekeel@tiscafi .co .uk 6581 BIRD, Mrs. Sylvia, 10, Jockey Green, Gt . Bedwyn, MARLBOROUGH Wilts. SN8 3NA UK : 6582 BARFOOT, Mr. & Mrs . Geoff & Pat, Medina House, 26, The Street, Chirton, DEVIZES Wilts . SN10 3QS UK: bearsrest@btinternet .com 6583 WEBB, Mrs . Naomi, 18, Stansfield Close, Toothill, SWINDON Wilts . SN5 8AS UK : naomikwebb@msn .co m 6584 DAVIS, Mr. Leslie F ., 16, Methuen Way, CORSHAM Wilts . SN13 OEA UK : 6586 STANIFORTH, Mr . Alan, 70, Lingfield Road, ISLEWORTH Middlesex TW7 6QH UK: dickydot@aol .com 6587 SAUNDERS, Mrs. Miriam A ., 53, Staton Road, PURTON Wilts . SN5 4EL UK: miriam@saunders1257 .freeserve .co.u k 6589 TOOSE, Mr. Douglas, 1917, Glendale Drive, PICKERING Ontario L1V 1V8 Canada : jsnape@rogers .com 6590 LACK, Mrs. M .A., 15, Bedford Close, Barton Seagrave, KETTERING Northants NN15 6TQ UK : John@lack .org.u k 6595 SALTER, Mr . R ., Treglyn, Nanturras Way, Goldsithney, PENZANCE Cornwall TR UK :

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6596 MEDD, Mrs . Susan, 20, Billingham Crescent, MERTHYR TYDFIL CF47 9AW UK : 6597 TOWNSEND, Mr. John, 25, Berney Road, SOUTHSEA Hants . PO4 8HG U K john .townsend74@ntlworld .com 6598 MORGAN, Mrs . Ruth, Pen-Y- Wem, Heol Merthyr, Pontwalby, GLYN NEATH West Glamorga n SA11 5LU UK : rbmorgan@aol .com 6601 LIPPETT, Mr . Ian, 2, Hilary Gardens, Borstal, ROCHESTER Kent ME1 3PY UK : M3lCI@aol .com 6604 BLATCH, Mr. M .F ., 69, Hythe Road, BRIGHTON East Sussex BN1 6JR UK : 6607 WOODWARD, Mr. , 9, Hanks Close, Reeds Farm, MALMESBURY Wilts . SN16 9UA UK . maitland@woodwardcarberry k 6610 SANDFORD, Mrs . Joyce, 9, Ullswater Drive, Linslade, LEIGHTON BUZZARD Beds . LU7 2QR UK : joyce_sandford@onetel .net .uk 6613 JACKSON, Mrs . C .E.M ., 64, Chartcombe, 164, Canford Cliffs Road Canford Cliffs . POOLE Dorset BH13 TEL UK

Change of Address : 3782 Mr . Peter Calder ANDREWS, 7 Langwood Gardens, WATFORD, Hert s WD17 4PD (wendy .andrews3@ntlworld .com) 4470 Mr . Derek A BENNETT, 40 Mallon Dene, RUSTINGTON, West Susse x BN16 2JR (contactbennett@hotmail .com ) 5328 Miss Nikki BOSWORTH, 33 Gail Rise, Llangwm, HAVERFORDWEST , Pembs SA62 4H W 3319 Dr Timothy John COUZENS, A/S Norske Shell, Risavika Havnering 300 , P .O . BOX 40, 4056 TANANGER NORWAY (T .Couzens@shell .com ) 5778 Mr . William I CULLINGFORD, 4796 Waterloo Road, ATWATER, Ohi o 44201-9228 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (williamcford@aol .com ) 6371 Mrs . Bonita DEEGAN, 87 Marina View, Dogdyke, NR . CONINGSBY, Lincs LN4 4UT (bonita3127@aol .com ) 4031 Mr . Mike L FRICKER, 17 Seacole Close, Thorpe Astley, LEICESTER , Leics LE3 3TX 5607 Dr Frances Ryder LEWINGTON, 9 Manor Close, UFFCULME, Devon EX1 5 3DT 5909 Mr. Neil MATTINGLY, Jasmine House, 7 St Margaret's Street , BRADFORD ON AVON, Wilts BA15 1 DF (neil@freshford .com ) 215 Mrs . Beverley McELROY, 24 Westbury Crt, RICHMOND HILL, Ontario L4 S 2 LI CANADA (bmcelroyl@rogers .com ) 4559 Mr. Brian M MOXHAM, 34 Meggy Tye, CHELMSFORD, Essex CM2 6G A 6103 Mrs . Eileen M NOBLE, 2 Briardene Avenue, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorks YO12 6P L 4395 Mr. Barrie PADDON, 10 Castle Dore, Freshbrook, SWINDON, Wilts SN 5 8PH (bpaddon@aol .com ) 3232 Mrs . Janice POTTON, 2A Church Walk North, Rodbourne Cheney , SWINDON, Wilts SN25 3DJ (djr.potton@virgin .net) 5706 Mrs . Joan PRICE, 39 Riverdale Close, Old Town, SWINDON, Wilts SN 1 4EE (joanvprice@talkgas .net ) 1082 The Rev George W RAZEE, 234 Essex Meadows, ESSEX, Conneticu t 06426-1524 United States of America (gwrazee@snet .net) 5999 Mr . Paul F SHERRIFF, 15 Stoney Lane, Shaw, NEWBURY, Berks RG1 4 WFHS Apr 2004 Page 47

Queensland 4220 AUSTRALIA (spence@winshop .com .au ) 5873 Mr . Anthony SQUIBB, 215 London Road, DOVER, Kent CT17 OT D (asquibb@iname .com ) 6411 Mrs . Jean STYLES, 123 Oak Grove, Greenwood Park Village, Welcom e Bay, TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND (greatstyle@xtra 1236 Mr . & Mrs . Nick S & Jacqueline WAKELAM, 12 Belmont Crescent, Old Town , SWINDON, Wilts SN1 4EY (nickwakelam@aol .com ) 410 Mrs . Jean R WASTFIELD, 4 Belmont Close, SHAFTESBURY, Dorset SP 7 8N F 5804 Miss Patricia WEAVER, 33 Brunswick Place, RAYLEIGH, Essex SS6 9G B (patwevee@lineone . net) 3940 Mr & Mrs Ken J & Ann M WHITE, 9 Ely Court, Beaufort Place , WROUGHTON, Wilts SN1 9J P Change of E-mail Address : 4407 Mrs . Muriel ALLEN, 27 Coulsdon Road, Hedge End, SOUTHAMPTON , Hants SO30 OJS (ramda@amserve .com ) 5166 Mr. Alan G BRYANT, 8 Longitude Place, Whitby, PORIRUA, 6006 NE W ZEALAND (alan .bryant@xtra .co .nz) 6338 Mrs . Angela COMER, 15 Falklands Drive, MANNINGTREE, Essex CO1 1 1DF (angelas-ancestors@beeb .net ) 6397 Mrs . Gillian DALLEY, Quags Meadow, Minstead, MIDHURST, Wes t Sussex GU29 OJH (gillian@dalley3170 .fslife .co .uk ) 5146 Mrs . Ann FERNLEY-JONES, 33 Moira Road, ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, Leic s LE65 2GB (Osterley 6553 Mr . Steven MABBOTT-SAY, 2 Emery Down Drive, Elvetham Heath , FLEET, Hants GU51 1BL (steven .mabott-say@ntlworld .com ) 3069 Ms Patricia A MONTEATH, 1257 Via Rafael, SAN MARCOS, Californi a 92069 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (mumzye@sbcglobal .net) 6453 Mrs . Anne PUSEY, 9 Staverton Close, BRACKNELL, Berks RG42 2H H (AnnePusey@hotmail .com ) 849 Mrs . Hilary ROGERS, The Octave, 2 Cardigan Road, MARLBOROUGH , Wilts SN8 1 LB (rogers_hilteroct@yahoo .co .uk) 6559 Alan HALL, 17Crisp St . Cooma NSW 2630 Australia, Correction to Emai l address in last issue hallalan@acr .net .a u We regret to announce the death of the following members : 417 Mr . John BECKLEY, (Membership continued by Mrs . J BECKLEY, 1 6 Risborough, DEACON WAY, London SE17 1UP ) 240 Mr. J EVERETT, 42 Milford Lane, Limpley Stoke, BATH, Somerset BA3 6J T 4864 Mr . Harry HOBBS, 10 Freeground Close, Hedge End, SOUTHAMPTON , Hants SO30 OHT 4588 Miss . Pauline E KING, 16 Bridgewater Road, SOUTH RUISLIP, Middlese x HA4 OE B 1297 Mrs . Miriam E MASON, Courtlands, Dayseys Hill, Outwood, REDHILL , Surrey RH1 5QY 5358 Mr . Hugh M MCBRYDE, 'Church Farm', Church Street, Semington , TROWBRIDGE, Wilts BA14 6J S 5400 Mr. Albert POWELL, 32 Alers Road, BEXLEYHEATH, Ken t WFHS Apr 2004 Page 48