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WILTSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIET Y Registered Charity No 290284 , VAT Registration No 771 1616 3 9

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 SNIO 3S B Vice-Chairman : Jerry King, Wick Corner, Pans Lane, Devizes, SNIO 5AP General Secretary : Diana Grout, 42 Stokehill, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BA 14 7TJ 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 BAI4 OS D Branch Representatives Cy Cutler (Chippenham/Calne), David Weaver (Devizes), Sid Skul l (Malmesbury), David Chilton (Salisbury), Glyn Harris (Swindon), Persi s 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 I5' October, subscriptions are £15 for 18 months . Subscriptions are renewable on or before 1 51 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 your standing order. CONTACTING THE SOCIET Y Post : Wilts FHS Resource Centre, 10 Castle Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire SNI O 1 HJ . Email : society@wiltshirefhs .co .uk (include postal address in your Email ) Membership Secretary : Email membership@,wiltshirefhs .co .u k Web Site : k Requests for research should be addressed to the Research Co-ordinator at th e Resource Centre, not to other officers, individuals or enclosed with othe r 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 b e guaranteed

WILTSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIET Y Issue 97 Society Information Branch Programmes Diary of Open Days & Fairs Profile -David Chilton Obituaries, Laurelei Williams & Robin Pannett Rachel Fowler Penruddock's Rebellion Bishops Cannings School How I found my Family (II) Wiltshire & the Crimean War Coincidence Prisoners of War in Russia A Rose with a Thorn?

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An Obscure Family Heads Back WFHS Open Day & AGM Ferris of Warminster (II) New Publications & Books Any Eldridges Out There? Web Sites My Journey to Wiltshire Advertisements Meeting Reports More Bradford on Avon letters Letters Help Wanted Address changes Members Interests

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The journal is the official publication of Wiltshire Family History Society . Articles appearing must not be reproduced in any form without written permission . Th e 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 Editor Bethanie Afton, PhD ., Yerbury Almshouses, 1 7 Roundstone Street, Trowbridge, Wilts, BA I4 SDL, Email k Deadline for issue 98, July 2005, is May 15th 2005, but please submit items wel l before this date if you are able to do so . The following exchange rates will apply for cheques etc ., sent to the Society ÂŁ1 Sterling is equal to : Canada $2 .3 8 United States of America $2 .28 New Zealand $2 .7 5 Australia $2 .96 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 subscriptions may be paid by credit card throug h www.familyhistorybooks .co .uk which may provide a better exchange rate . Changes of address . Since the last posting we have had several journals returne d "gone away" . All members are requested to notify the Membership Secretary o f any change of name or address as soon as possible . This will prevent the journals going astray, and enable standing orders or any other documentation to b e modified as necessary.

SOCIETY INFORMATION EDITOR . This is my one and only and positively final comeback as acting editor , filling a gap between Jill giving up and the arrival of our new editor, Dr. Bethani e Afton . We wish Jill all the best in her removal to Norfolk, and wish Bethanie, a n experienced family historian and writer/publisher, all the best for the future . My apologies to those whose articles are not in this issue – a spate of items has recently come in, but please continue to send in your articles, letters and othe r items . The more there is to select from, the better the journal . RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP – Members are reminded once again that the new membership year starts on 1 April 2005 . Unless your subscription is paid b y standing order, or you have only recently joined and paid your subscription to 3 1 March 2006, the renewal form included with the January Journal should be completed and forwarded with your payment to the Membership Secretary as soo n as possible . No further copies of the Journal will be issued to members unless thei r membership subscription is renewed. The Society would like to thank those members who have donated so generousl y to the Special Fund when renewing their membership . MEMBERS' INTERESTS ON CD – Work continues on planning for the issue o f a free CD, containing the Members' Interests, to be sent to all members with th e October Issue . The CD when published will contain the member's name, address , telephone number and e-mail address together with their names of interest . Members should be aware that copies of the CD will also be sent to thos e Socities/Institutions with whom we exchange journals both in the UK and abroad . Should you not wish your personal details and members' interests to b e published for general circulation in this manner, you are required to notif y the Membership Secretary by I May 2005, after which time your agreemen t will be assumed . Only those members whose 2005/6 subscriptions have been received by 19 Apri l 2005 and who have already submitted interests by the same date will be include d on the CD when it is issued . Due to the processing and production timetable the Society has no option but t o strictly apply the above dates . CORRESPONDENCE AND EMAILS Unless otherwise stated in the Journal o r our official leaflets, all correspondence should be sent to the Society Resourc e Centre at the address below . Letters requiring answers should be accompanied by a suitable stamped addressed envelope, or adequate International Reply Coupons . All helpers in the Centre are volunteers, and research is only carried out in th e records and indexes we have there . There is a small charge for research carried out . Email enquiries must include postal address, as many answers include photocopie s or print-outs . Address on front inside cover, PERSONAL RESEARCH AT THE RESOURCE CENTRE The Resourc e Centre is now open at any suitable time, except Tuesday mornings, by prio r WFHS Apr 2005 Page 2

arrangement, subject to a volunteer being available, but remember pre-bookin g (giving as much notice as possible) is essential . Enquiries to Barbara Fuller 6 5 New Park Street, Devizes SN 10 1DR . e-mail society@wiltshirefhs .co .uk SEMINAR 2005 On Saturday 17 th September, 2005 a Seminar entitled Aspects o f Health will be held at Wilton Community Centre, Wilton Nr . Salisbury. The cos t for the day (including ploughman's style lunch) is £12 . There will be varied programme of talks surrounding the theme of health . Full details and booking for m in the insert with this issue . PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS . A list of parish register transcripts is inserted in this issue . The list of non-WFHS books will be with the July issue, and the lis t of WFHS publications other than registers will be with the October issue . More WFHS publications and other books are now on the Wiltshire pages of th e Federation of Family History Societies on-line bookshop . Payment of all subscriptions can also be made. www PAY PER VIEW and 1901 CENSUS VOUCHERS The Federation of Famil y History Societies website www .familyhistoryonline .net has over 20 million record s from databases of societies and other organisations for England and Wales, wit h further records being added on a regular basis . £5 and £10 vouchers, to acces s information from the site, are available from WFHS . The 10% discount will be passed on to members and the vouchers will therefore cost £4 .50 and £9 .00, the same prices as the vouchers for the 1901 census . Orders for both types of vouchers, together with a cheque payable to Wiltshir e FHS and enclosing a SAE should be sent to David Weaver, at the Resource Centre , It would help if you would quote . your membership number . DEVIZES BRANCH 20th ANNIVERSARY . The branch held its first meeting o n 5 November 1985 . To celebrate this anniversary it is proposed to organise an evening meal on Tuesday 8 November 2005, at The Bowls Club, Devizes . Detail s will be available later, but please make a note of the date in your diary if you thin k you might be interested in attending.

Wiltshire stray from St James Cemetery, Brooke township, Lambton County , Ontario, Canada Robt Wiltshire died May 2 1869 aged 41 years . A Native of Wiltshire England. J W Smyth London (stonemason) . Plot owner Robt Wiltshire The Lambton County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has publishe d the inscriptions for this cemetery . The index lists an Emily, James & Luc y Wiltshire, buried together in a different plot . Gail Leach-Wunker (5783) mbl@halhinet.on .ca

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BRANCH PROGRAMMES CHIPPENHAM /CALNE. Chippenham Museum, Market Place, second Tuesday each month, 7 .15p .m . Entry from car park at back of the Museu m April 12 Computers in Family History- Mike Portloc k May 10 You think you have Problems? - Chris Carve r June 14 Wiltshire Wills Project - Steve Hobbs July 12 Walk around Chippenham with Mike Ston e CONTACT — Mary Tucker, Tel . 01249 44607 6 DEVIZE S The Canal Centre, Couch Lane, first and third Tuesdays each month, 7 .30p .m . Apr 5 Other People's Children — Rita Bursto w Apr 19 The Worshipful Company of Carpenters — Helen Montague Smit h May 3 The Tower of London — Terry Radle y May 17 Members Evening Jun 7 The Trafalgar Roll (The men who fought at Trafalgar) — Derek Ayshford Jun 21 Visiting other Record Office s Jul 5 Walk around the seedier parts of Bath (historically!) with Dr Graha m Davi s July 19 Members' Personal Reminiscences 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 27 The Reluctant Geealogist — Moira Bonnington May 25 History of Corsham — Martin Yallo p Jun 22 Heritage of Corsham walkabout — Martin Yallop Jul 27 tba CONTACT — Mike Langtree, Tel 01666 82398 2 SALISBURY Wilton Community Hall, third Wednesday each month, 7 .45p .m . Apr 20 Swing Riots around Salisbury, Ruth Newma n May 18 Coroners Records, Michael Johnso n Jun 15 The Black Death in Salisbury Area, George Watt s Jul 20 tb a CONTACT — Robert Hambling, 01722 71071 6

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Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, alternate Thursdays, 7 .I5p .m . Apr 14 Parliamentary Reform, Ruth Newma n Apr 28 Families in British India, Peter Baile y May 12 Three Men with a Mission, Margaret Fay May 26 Plague and Pestilence c 1660, Jill Drysdale Jun 9 Nonconformist Records, Richard Moor e Jun 23 A Talk about Blunsdon, Frank Eggleto n Jul 7 A Walk about theVillage of Blunsdon, Frank Eggleto n Jul 21 School Records, Richard Moor e 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 13 The Parish Officer at Work, Beryl & John Hurle y May 11 What's in a name ? Anglo-Saxon origins — Martin Whittoc k Jun 8 Chelsea & Greenwich Pensioners — Marjorie Moor e Jul 13 Walk about tba CONTACT — Mrs Veronica Cantello, 01225 70233 1

DIARY OF EVENTS 200 5 Apr 9 Saturday; Bristol & Avon 30 th Anniversary Conference * including FFH S AG M Apr 23 Saturday ; Gloucester FHS Open Day, Crypt School, Gloucester * Apr 30 Saturday ; Society of Genealogists' Family History Show, Westminster * Jun 1 l Saturday ; Gwent FHS Open Day, County Hall, Cwmbran * Jun 18 Saturday ; Wiltshire FHS Open Day & AGM — see notice . Jul 9 Saturday; SW Area Group of FHSs, F H Fair, Winter Gardens, Westonsuper-Mare* (see separate advert ) Jul 23 Saturday ; Buckinghamshire FHS Open Day, Aylesbury High School * Jul 28-30 Thurs — Sat ; West Wilts Show, Trowbridge Park * Sep 17 Saturday; Wiltshire FHS Seminar, Wilton, Aspects of Health . Sep 17 Saturday ; Anglo-Scottish FHS Conference `Born Scotland! What Next? ' Bolton Oct 8 Saturday ; Glamorgan FHS Open Day, Cardiff City Hall * Nov 5 Saturday ; West Surrey Family History Society Open Day, Wokin g Leisure Centr e *WFHS hope to be present .

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WILTSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FORUM DAY SCHOOL — OLD POOR LAW At the New Baptist Church, Sheep Street, Devize s Saturday 16 April 2005 10am - 3p m Tickets - £7 tickets are limited . Phone 01722 328922 before sending cheque to WLHF Day School, Tanglewood, Laverstock Park, Salisbury SP1 1QJ . Tickets paid for will be available at door or send sae with order . Cheques payable to WLHF .

SOUTH WEST AREA GROUP OF FHS' s FAMILY HISTORY FAI R at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare Saturday July 9th 2005 10 .00a.m . – 4 .00p .m . Many family history societies, national & county record offices and companie s will be present with stalls Help & advic e Restaurant and bar Tickets £2, accompanied children under 14 fre e

BOOK REVIEW A Simpkins Family from Wiltshire by Geoffrey S Crighton, 2 Littlemarsh , Walton Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 7JD . Published 2005 by ESLP, Bradford o n Avon. ISBN 1 903341 95 7 . This is a well researched and beautifully produce d family history of the Simpkins family from the early 1700s in Chippenham . Th e chapters include the family in Winsley, Bath, London, Australia, Liverpool and th e Isle of Man, It sets the family members in their local and national background wit h many illustrations of high quality . The price, including postage is £20 from th e above address, and to those with any connection to the family the book must be well worth the price . JH

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PROFILE — DAVID CHILTO N Until he joined the Army in 1968 David live d in Newbury, Berkshire . During his military career of 30 years he had two thoroughly enjoyable postings to Wiltshire ; to Devize s and to Corsham . It was not difficult, therefore to move to Salisbury in 1998 whe n he took early retirement to become the curator of the Wardrobe, the museum of th e Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire an d Wiltshire Regiment, in Cathedral Close . David started his interest in family histor y on two fronts . His aunt, a GI bride, had don e family research into the Chilton line in th e I970s, but gave up because of distance an d cost . His other inspiration came from his step father's uncle, George Wiltshire , who hailed from Deny Hill, near Caine . Researching both families fired th e enthusiasm for family history . An interest in computers and databases saw the Chilton research develop into a full blown on e name study, still ongoing . The post of curator followed many years of helping the previous curator , John Peters, manage the museum's database . The wealth of social informatio n in the archives was overwhelming and the last six years have seen considerabl e transcribing of records and subsequent publishing in books and on the museum' s web site, possible through the efforts of the long suffering museum volunteers . A member for many years, the move to Salisbury also meant going to societ y branch meetings for the first time and in 2004 David became the Salisbur y branch treasurer and branch representative . He is married to Pat, who has als o settled into the area well, taking part in many local activities. Their two sons live near to each other around Epsom . A long term objective was achieved in 200 4 when David completed the Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 marathon, raising money fo r charity into the bargain . The future? Becoming a father-in-law later in 2005, surviving a few more years a t the museum and completing just a few of the many tasks he set out to achiev e some time ago . We regret to announce the death of the following members :

6254 Mr . Kenneth DREWETT, Old School House, Frampton Mansell, Chalford STROUD , Gloucs GL6 8JF 6458 Mr . Gordon SEAGER, P.O . Box 2342, SECUNDA 2302, MPUMALANGA SOUT H AFRICA 3147 Mrs Sylvia M A VICKERSTAFF, 31 Larchcroft Road, IPSWICH, Suffolk IP1 6A R 46 Mrs Elaine WILTSHIRE, 26 Simmil Road, Claygate ESHER, Surrey KT10 OR T

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OBITUARIES . Laurelei Williams 1938-2004 . Iri s Laurelei Williams, an enthusiasti c historian, and worker for the Society , has died from cancer . She was born in Eltham, London, to Iris and Charle s Hayes of Chelmsford ., and married Alan Williams in 1960 i n Chelmsford, when working for Marconi Wireless and Telephon e Company . They moved to Edinburgh in 1961 and Ryde, Isle of Wight, i n 1969 . She obtained a B .Sc . in Civi l Engineering from Portsmouth Polytchnic in 1981, and a Diploma in English Local History in 1988 . They moved to Devizes in 1991, and Laurelei became involved with The Merchant's House , Marlborough, and Wiltshire FHS . She studied for and obtained a M .A . in Loca l and Family History from Bath Spa University in 2000 . For a time Laurelei was responsible for the postal sales of the Society' s publications, and was on the Publications Committee . She spent much time at th e Record Office, transcribing Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury churchgoer s registers, and carrying out substantial checking of other transcriptions befor e publication . Laurelei leaves behind her husband, Alan, and two children, Aliso n and Steven . There was no memorial service, by her wish her body went straight t o Southampton University for medical science . Bath Spa University will be having a Postgraduate Dissertation prize for M A dissertations in History to be named after Lorelei Williams . It should operate thi s year . Candidates from the two MA programmes, MA Bath : History and Culture and MA in Irish Studies will be eligible . In the first instance it is more likely to b e Irish Studies because it is a more established course . 4

Robin Pannett 1931-2004 . Robin, a well-respected member from the Society's Malmesbury branch, died following a short illness . He was born in Brighton , became a civil engineer, and was employed b y William Halcrow for 37 years . His involvement with maritime projects took him to many foreign lands Thailand, Indonesia and Seychelles to name a few . He met Doreen in Accra, Ghana's capital city, i n 1958 where she was a school teacher, and he wa s working on the lee breakwater . They came t o Wiltshire in the 1980s when the company relocate d WFHS Apr 2005 Page 8

to Wroughton and continued with them, as a consultant, trouble-shooter an d director of a subsidiary company, until his retirement in 1990 . He developed an interest in his family history,visited the open day at Holt an d discovered the Society's Malmesbury branch not far from his Grittleton home . H e started serving hot drinks and welcoming people at branch meetings, both crucia l roles that have given the branch a good reputation . Robin was a leading light on the two occasions that Malmesbury hosted the open day, with his wife Doreen servin g in the kitchen . He also became a valued member of the Malmesbury research team , answering enquirers' letters at the Resource Centre in Devizes . Robin is probabl y best known around the branches for his talk on Russian Mysteries . He unravelle d this fascinating story of the enigmatic movements of a Russian emigre, th e husband of Doreen's deceased aunt from whom she inherited some Russian papers . Robin and Doreen moved to Eastbourne just a few years ago to return to th e county of their roots . Consequently, they have been able to enjoy th e companionship of their close relatives, and benefit from their support during hi s short illness . He died in November from a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 73 .

THE STORY OF RACHEL FOWLE R by Richard Moore RACHEL , THE DAUGHTER of Robert and Rachel Fowler was born 15 . April 1797 by Quaker reckoning . Her brothers and sisters were Mary (22 December 1802) Robert (8 Jul y 1808) . Her father was a Grocer, and he had a brother John with a wife Rebecca who als o had seven children and was a Wine Merchant . They were both in business in Melksham. She was buried in the burial ground attached to the Quaker Meeting House in King Stree t When the ground was cleared the headstone was acquired by the United Reformed Churc h and preserved at the Rachel Fowler Centre . They have also preserved a large portrait of her . She was an outstanding personality, very dominant and determined and very much a n individualist . She had a lively interest in the welfare of Melksham and it's people, with a particular concern for those (especially widows an spinsters) who had fallen on bad time s and were unaccustomed to applying for Poor relief Rachel Fowler founded at least three charities, the Red Flannel Charity, Melksha m Almshouses and the New Hall. At the commencement of WWII the New Hall wa s taken over for official use Later the United Reformed Church in Melksham combined in one building for worship and freed the old URC to be renamed as the Rache l Fowler Centre for defined public use and today is available for a play group, concerts , music, dancing and meetings, theatre in the round. In 1980 a public appeal raised ÂŁ38,000 to renovate the building and set up a charity with a board of trustees to run i t can be licensed for drinks, which I suspect might not have met with Rachel's approval. A number of her friends celebrated the Eightieth Birthday of Margaret Chilcott in th e Rachel Fowler Hall at Melksham recently . She was our Society Member's Interest s Secretary for a number of years . I thought it would interest some people to write up a short account of the history of th e Hall and of its Founder. WFHS Apr 2005 Page 9

PENRUDDOCK'S REBELLION : ENFORD FOL K REMEMBERE D by Ian Hunt (No.4258 ) On Sunday I I March 1655 sixty men met in Clarendon Park near Salisbury . Supported by local gentry, servants and artisans, very early on Monday John PENRUDDOCK of Compton Chamberlayne, a leading Wiltshire royalist - assiste d by Sir Joseph WAGSTAFF, Charles II's agent, with Hugh GROVE of Chisenbur y nr Enford, and Francis JONES as senior officers - entered the city, captured th e sheriff and assize judges, released the gaol prisoners . Proclaiming the King, i n defiance of the rule of Oliver CROMWELL, gained little support . They rode to Blandford seeking warmer response . Alert by now raised up to London and elsewhere, the insurgents moved west, bent on sanctuary in sympathetic Cornwall . At one a .m . on Tuesday, on a hill near Yeovil, they rendezvoused . Skirting hostil e towns, they headed towards South Molton, aware that Cromwell's military commanders hotly pursued them . There in Devon next day, following a two-hou r `shoot-out' after dusk, the main party surrendered to a junior officer . Stragglers an d deserters were rounded up . Mercenaries like Wagstaff escaped . Seven-score prisoners were listed, mainly at Exeter (inc . Penruddock and Grove) with smaller numbers at Taunton and Ilchester . DESBOROUGH, the Protector's governor in th e south-west, ignored `the meaner sort,' concentrating on those 'to make a pattern for all the rest. ' Courts were arranged for Salisbury (1 I April), Exeter (18), Chard (25) . Already there were murmurings about juror impartiality . In Wiltshire villages, tension buil t as local justices enquired after persons absent ten days from home . ÂŁ20 fines coul d be imposed for non-co-operation . Sheriff's men told tenants to withhold rent fro m landlords under suspicion . The eloquent Penruddock and the taciturn Grove were beheaded at Exeter . Senio r officers such as Henry CLARK and Thomas HUNT, both of Enford, were tried at Chard ; the former, notwithstanding his past royalist record, was the only eminen t person acquitted ; the latter was sentenced to be executed at Ilchester gaol but th e night before the axe was due to fall, he escaped, disguised in his sister's clothes , and fled to France where he joined fellow royalists . Five years later, when Charle s II was restored to the throne, Hunt returned to England . He spent the next few years petitioning the new government, variously, for action against the judges wh o had sentenced him, return of his lands, paid employment, release of his men . They were working on plantations in Barbados . Penruddock had asked leading landowners to provide as many men as possible to assist his rebellion . From around Enford Hunt had recruited thirty . They ha d followed him faithfully to Devon then been captured . Being some of Desborough' s `meaner sort', they were cast into west country prisons, many without trial . Havin g languished a year they were peremptorily shipped from Plymouth to the Wes t Indies to serve five more as indentured slaves . Desborough's list survived. Of four of the Enford men named, Thomas RANGER, Timothy MATON, and brother s WFHS Apr 2005 Page 10

Moses and Richard KINFIELD, it has been possible to trace something of thei r lives before and after transportation . Timothy Maton, a carter, born in the 1630s, was one of six children of Timoth y and Alice of Chisenbury Priory . The elder Timothy was a husbandman and, a s shown by his will, at the lowest end of the wealth ladder, his inventory (1681 ) totalling ÂŁ1 I-6-6d . Moses and Richard Kinfield were two of five sons of John , another Chisenbury husbandmen, who had married `Lucy' PARADISE (1626) ; the family were better off . More is known about Thomas Ranger, child of Solomon o f Longstreet by marriage to Ann FRY (1615) . Solomon was the village chapman [dealer] cum mercer. Baptisms and bequests indicate that Thomas was one of eigh t offspring, the eldest son being another Solomon . When Solomon sen . wrote hi s will (1641) he left Thomas the cottage he then lived in which he had `bought of M r Thomas Hunt' ; to another son, Hugh, he left the other bargain, `called Snowes ' which he `bought likewise' of Mr Hunt . Previously (ca .1595-1615) Solomon' s cottage had been rented at 6/- annually by his parents John and Alice . John, one o f the lesser taxpayers in the village (1576), had been elected constable of th e hundred (1588) . The other cottage, second of three in Longstreet belonging to th e Hunts, had been rented annually by Richard SNOW for 2/8d . - there was less lan d attached . From Solomon's will and inventory, taken May 1644 when he died, th e family seem god-fearing, `comfortable' despite customer debts, organised an d comparatively harmonious . Or as much as a family might be, given that civil war pertained . Nothing is known of their activities over the next ten years, but, Thoma s Ranger must have been under thirty when he was recruited to join Penruddock . A s they set off, little could they have realised the length of their journey . No personal records of their enforced stay on Barbados have come to light bu t they were not the first British to be so treated - Cromwell had previously sent Iris h and Scottish prisoners to solve manpower shortages . Their voyage in the `John of London' lasted five weeks `being all the way locked up under decks amongs t horses' so `that their souls through heat and steam fainted in them' and they kne w not whither they were going . On arrival in Barbados, 7 May 1656, they were sol d to plantation owners for `1550 pound weight of sugar apiece .' Duties include d `grinding at the mills,"attending the furnaces,"digging in this scorching island, ' with nothing to eat but potato roots and being whipped for any offence . Those who survived often had no money for repatriation . Hunt, however , requested the fare home for his men . Approaches to the king, June and Octobe r 1660, eventually progressed in December when the Lord-Treasurer recommende d to the island Governor that, at moderate expense, they be returned by `the firs t good passage .' It may have taken Hunt another four years to receive the actua l cash . Quite when any of the Enford men returned is uncertain but clues exist . Counties were able to administer pension schemes for those disabled in the Civi l War. The rules permitted those who had suffered afterwards to claim, too . Penruddock participants feature among applications . At New Sarum Sessions , January 1664, renewed pensions were confirmed for nine men of Enford, WFHS Apr 2005 Page 11

Chisenbury and Netheravon, two being Moses Kinfield and Thomas Ranger . Ove r the next ten years, Enford men continued to receive pensions, albeit reduced to `te n shillings each p .a .' perhaps casualties from the Civil Wars at large, but entries fo r Enford pensioners, from 1663 onwards, support the supposition that they had been rescued from the West Indies, thus enabling Hunt to claim recompense . He and hi s family achieved little else, remaining in debt for decades . Of the pensioners listed, however, only the names of Moses Kinfield and Thomas Ranger match Desborough's list of prisoners . If they did return home what different conditions did they experience? There may have been some happ y endings . Timothy Maton the elder of Chisenbury made his will (1670) . Son Timothy was the first mentioned . Not only was he alive but he had returned b y Oct.1663 because that month : `Timothy Mayton junior' married `Elenor TARRANT of Chisenbury' and in 1665-6 sired children `Tymothy' an d `Elyzabeth', the older child to receive 5l- when he was 21 . Timothy the elde r died,1681, and Timothy the 'rebel',1694 . Moses Kinfield may have returned at th e same time, although it took him until Sept .1664 to find a bride, Catherin e CARTER of Coombe . Over the next dozen years they had five children, includin g a Timothy, perhaps in honour of his Maton compatriot . On Christmas Eve, 1666 , Moses' father drew up his will ; in it he asked son John to let Moses have th e family house in Chisenbury until he could provide himself with one of his own — a sign that Moses needed a fresh start, the gesture of a dying father since th e inventory is dated a few days later . In the same will is the poignant : `I give my son Richard Kindfeild one hundred pounds if hee com again' — not only had the brothe r never returned but, implicitly, Moses did not know what had become of him either . Moses' wife died, 1696, he himself, 1706, both by then `of Longstreet' . Thomas Ranger had evidently returned by Jan .1664 (pensions) but his marriage is not i n Enford registers . With a wife, Frances, however, he had children baptised, 167 7 and 1681 . Designated as `of Longstreet' Thomas died, 1700, his wife, 1712 . One o f his kinsmen was leasing a cottage in Longstreet from the next generation of Hunts , 1705 — an indication that there was no sustained resentment, or an embedde d residue of feudalism? When one reads of the plight of Wiltshire labourers in th e eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, transportation to Barbados, as opposed t o hanging, may have been bearable and steeled them for further hardship . But the y used to say that about national service ! [With acknowledgement to Andrea Button and Persis Wiltshire ] Sources : W W Ravenhill, Records of the Rising in the West, WANHM ; House of Lords petition ; Calendar of State Papers ; Civil War pensions at WANHS, Devizes . 3, Fairways, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8B A ianf. hunt@tesco. net

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ATTENDING SCHOOL AT BISHOP'S CANNING S by Margaret Thorburn (5670 ) MY GRANDMOTHER Louisa Withers, born 1874, attended the school a t Bishop's Cannings near Devizes from the age of 5 years along with her brother s and sisters, Mary, Thomas, Sophia, Ellen, Dora, John and Ruth . At first, they live d at Shepherds Shore, just over a mile away in the downland by Wansdyke, wher e there were other farm - working families with children . Latterly, the family lived at Hill Barn Cottages, a little nearer the school . The 1870 Education Act formalised church schools into the state system wit h required standards, trained school masters and mistresses, a charge of Id . per week , and by 1876, school attendance was compulsory . A school building, now a village hall, was built in 1830 and measured 30 feet by 30 feet, with a central stove, tw o rooms, built of flint with a thatched roof. 'Offices' were outside . The children o f Bishop's Cannings were expected to behave well, diligently learn their reading , writing and arithmetic, attend regularly, achieve their labour certificates, an d would leave school, hopefully literate by the age of 10 years . Keeping records of the school year was the duty of the headmaster, Mr Oliver , and once a year the school was visited by the Inspector, whose reports are include d in the Log Book . Mr Oliver's copper-plate writing gives a straightforward accoun t of the days and months of teaching from the years 1871 - 1907 . Exasperation of the slowness of his pupils' progress emerges from his writing, mixed with a sense o f sympathy for their lives, so closely linked to the seasons, the land and famil y labour, and also the wide spread of illness, which afflicted them . When lighte r events, such as teaching the children a new song, the arrival of new books, a halfday holiday, the Vicar's garden party in July, are recorded, there is a feeling o f pleasure for the children . But you can almost hear him heavily sighing as he write s 'Standard I very dull and backward. It is impossible to make such children brigh t and intelligent' . School attendance was always enumerated, as initially payment was related t o numbers of children . As the years progressed, the numbers of children registered increased, and how the total of eventually 90 children fitted into the two roome d schoolhouse seems hard to believe . But probably it was rare to have a totally ful l schoolhouse as absences were frequently affected by weather, field working an d illnesses . A whole range of diseases afflicted the children - mumps, whoopin g cough, measles, scarletina and ringworms, apart from coughs and colds . In 1885 , typhoid fever broke out in the parish . Continuous sickness in a family group was a great drawback to school learning. Often the older girls were kept at home to hel p their mothers with the younger children . In March, the older children were usually absent when they helped with th e potato planting, and again in June for the haymaking, when children were require d to take the food out to their parents and older working children in the fields . Onc e the corn harvest was under way by mid August, school ceased and gradually ther e WFHS Apr 2005 Page 13

was a return to school in late September after gleaning was finished . Suc h interruptions meant children easily forgot what they had learnt . In May 1876, Thomas aged 7 years and Sophia aged 6 years from Shepherd s Shore, my grandmother Louisa Withers' older brother and sister, returned to schoo l after six months' absence, `both backward and stupid' . In this case the most likely reason was because their parents could not afford the penny per week per child . The variable weather at any time of the year made it difficult for children , especially the younger ones, to walk to school and back and forth home for dinne r at midday . Not infrequently the cold and wet meant the little children did not get t o school . On 18 January 1881, the Headmaster writes 'a dreadful snowstorm set in a t about 10 a .m . which lasted for thirty-six hours and in many of the roads it was 8-1 0 feet thick . The children could not get to school any more during the week' . On 24 January he writes that 'the dreadful bad weather has prevented 53 children fro m getting to school, so little progress 1 . The 'dreadful snowstorm' caused the death o f Charles Curtis who succumbed to the intense cold on his journey over Roundwa y Down back to Heddington . He was the father of Fred Curtis then aged 10 years , who was to be Louisa's future husband, and father of my mother (see W .F .H .S . October 2003, page 15) . In June of the same year 32 children were absent wit h whooping cough and mumps, and as only 23 were present the Vicar closed th e school . Louisa's health seems to have been poor . In 1882 she and her younger sister Elle n were sent home both suffering from ringworms . The following year Ellen wa s away sick . In June, Louisa, now 9 years, is recorded as Very dull' and that he r mother called at the school to say Louisa often complained of pains in her head . I n January 1884 Mrs Withers called again at the school to say Louisa, 10 years, wa s too weak to attend, and that 'she suffers very much in her head since her las t illness' . Six years later it is recorded that her younger brother John, aged 6 years, ha d returned to school after an absence because of whooping cough . His school career does not sound one of promise, as three years later in 1892, John aged 9 years, wa s compelled to return to school by the Attendance Officer of Caine District . By then , the family was living at Hill Barn Cottages . A year later in August 1893, his father Thomas Withers died from a head injury as a result of an accident by falling off a wheat rick. Sophia married Thomas Grubbe and they were living at Cherhill in 1901 wit h their four young children . Louisa married Fred Curtis at Caine Registry Office i n 1894, and they went to Bromham to work at Netherstreet Farm and lived in a ne w Crown Estate house with pumped water and a large garden . Within a few years they moved with their three young children to Sudbury Court Farm, Middlesex, where Louisa and Fred lived for the rest of their lives, dying within two months o f each other in 1952 . Ref: Bishop's Cannings CoE School Log Book, 1871 – 1904, WSRO 43 Cluny St., Lewes, East Sussex BN71LN WFHS Apr 2005 Page 14

HOW I FOUND MY FAMILY — part 2 by Dr Paul Newbury (63 16) Robert Newbury alias Coles, baptised 1754, was the earliest member of th e family about whom there are interesting details to relate, even though he coul d neither read or write, and was only a poor Agricultural Labourer . In part this was because he became a copyholder when the cottage was passed on to him by a kinsman, but also in part this was because bureaucratic records began t o proliferate, as central and local government became more concerned wit h controlling the lives of ordinary people in the late eighteenth century . At the age of twenty-one Robert courted a Miss Elizabeth Gumm who lived i n the nearby village of Bulkington, and married her in nearby Keevil Parish Church . On the occasion of their marriage the deeds of a copyhold cottage on the Green a t Great Cheverell were passed on to them by a relative, and ratified by the manoria l court. This was on July l 1776, as corroborated by Robert's will of 1848, but als o confirmed by the Parliamentary Inclosure Act of 1802, which indicates that th e "cottage and appurtenances" stood in a garden of .68 of an acre taxed at 4d . The cottage stood alongside the road running northwards to Potterne, on land alread y enclosed during an earlier enclosure of what had originally been the Common Lan d of the village, and known as The Green . Their first born child was William, baptised in 1788, followed by Henry , baptised 1780 and Grace, baptised in 1783 . However, in the year followin g Grace's birth Robert was summoned before two Justices of the Peace in Devizes t o prove that Great Cheverell was indeed his legal place of residence, and a documen t known as a Certificate of Settlement was issued on 2° d July 1784 recording th e facts . Robert testified that he had never worked outside the parish for longer than a year at a time, and that his father had lived in the parish before him, and was stil l living there . After Grace, Robert and Elizabeth went on to produce Betty, baptise d in 1786, Hannah baptised in 1790, Martha baptised in 1792, Robert baptised i n 1796, and finally Elizabeth . Unfortunately this birth was hard and Robert's wife was too weak to cope, an d died giving birth to her baby on 30 " January 1801 . This delicate infant was name d after her mother, but died just a month after her, on 26`h February 1801 . In 1802 the land surrounding Great Cheverell was enclosed, and the ma p accompanying the Parliamentary Act of Inc losure confirmed Robert Newbury alia s Coles entitlement to the cottage on the Green, which was situated on land enclose d in an earlier enclosure, and which therefore was unaffected . This meant a great deal to his daughter's family later, as we shall see . Of their family, only four seem to have survived to adulthood, William, Grace , Hannah and Robert . Hannah , baptised on the 4t' July 1790, grew up and may hav e gone into service in nearby Imber, where she was courted by William Sloper, a shepherd . They were married at St Giles Church in Imber on 6° i May 1816, an d their first three children were born there- Robert, baptised 1817, William, baptise d 1819 and Michael, baptised in 1823 . However, by this time Hannah's father Robert WFHS Apr 2005 Page 15

back in Great Cheverell was approaching seventy years of age, and his daughte r Grace may possibly have begun to decline in health . Also after 1816 Great Britai n had declined into economic depression because the labour market had been floode d by demobilised soldiers returning home to become unskilled labourers at the clos e of the Napoleonic wars, so for these reasons Hannah persuaded her husband to return with her to the family home in Great Cheverell, where they could live secur e in her father's own cottage . Not long after, Hannah's sister Grace died on 1 st May 1827, and Hannah took control . Hannah's last child, Agnes, was born in Great Cheverell, and baptised on July 30th 1826 . Life by this time was hard for them all in the tiny overcrowded cottage, and o n several occasions Robert's family were in receipt of "Charity Cloathes" from th e Church Wardens in Great Cheverell . Thus in 1827 Thomas Sloper received a coate , and Hannah's father, Robert, was granted a "coate and hat" in 1830 . Life was so hard for farm labourers at this time that some resorted to violent protest against th e local farmers, whom, they felt, were responsible for their hardship because they had chosen to replace their labour with farm machinery such as horse-drawn reapers . Thus it was that, about this time, the Captain Swing Movement affecte d Great Cheverell on three occasions- as when in January 1831 hay ricks and a public house there were set on fire by protesters, followed by two similar incident s in the July when, first, J . Butcher's house was targeted and, barely a week later, hi s mother's house was attacked and ricks, barns and farm buildings gutted . Then in August 1831 an old contemporary of Robert Senior's, James Phillips, wh o like Robert was also seventy seven in that year, and had been an Almsman a t Heytesbury Hospital, died, and this at once meant that another Great Cheverel l man was now entitled to a place there . Robert decided to take up that vacancy later in 1831, and he left his family and the cottage in the care of his daughter . Hannah' s family all grew up in the cottage . When Robert, Hannah's father, finally died at Heytesbury Hospital at the advanced age of ninety four he left his cottage and garden to his three survivin g children William who was, by now, aged 77 years, Hannah and her family, and he r younger brother Robert as "tenants in common" . Thomas Sloper, Hannah's husband, died on the 14 0' March 1851, not lon g before the 1851 Census took place . By now all her family had grown up and left home . Hannah may well have lived in the cottage until her death at the advanced age of seventy-nine years, on 28 'h September 1869 . The irony of the situation is that only Hannah really benefited from Robert' s legacy to his children . Her older brother William probably had a home and famil y somewhere else, but in any case he could not have lived long to share in hi s inheritance . As for Robert Junior, baptised on 10`h July 1796, he had been fortunat e as a boy to have learned to read and write at the Townsend Endowed School , founded in 1730, situated adjacent to The Bell Public house in Great Cheverell . . This fact, and the fact that he had grown up to become a Seasonal Miller, wer e noted in the transcript of his trial at the Assizes in Gloucester I 1832, when it wil l WFHS Apr 2005 Page 16

be recalled he had been accused of stealing a " Dressing or bolting cloth" from hi s employer at that time, Charles Marklove , Corn Factor, of Berkeley i n Gloucestershire . He had ceased to live at home after his marriage to Ann Nelmes of Berkele y Heath just two years later in 1834, and since probably neither his old father, hi s sister Hannah or his brother-in- Law, Thomas Sloper, could read and write, it i s probable that he and they had lost touch entirely long before 1848 . In any case, b y that date he was living far away in Caerleon-on-Usk, and not so much later, h e died on February 16 th 1851, just a month before Hannah's husband, Thomas . The climax of my researches took place last summer, when, by studying th e Inclosure map of 1802 and more recent Ordnance Survey maps, I was able t o identify Robert Newbury's cottage . During my visit not only did I discover tha t Great Cheverell village is a most attractive one, composed for the most part of detached thatched cottages, but also the present owners of Plot 769 on the 180 2 Inclosure Map had identified Robert's original cottage sandwiched between tw o later extensions so forming a substantial country house . Furthermore they most kindly invited my son and I to see the present-day kitchen and bedrooms situated i n the original cottage section . We really appreciated their hospitality, and greatl y appreciated the fact that we were able to view our ancestral home . Thanks to a great deal of effort on my part, plus some very provident goo d fortune, I have been able to unearth my family history from the present day back t o the time of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth, some 350 years ago ! Much as I would love to pursue it still further back into Tudor times, I think tha t I have practically exhausted my good fortune, since humble folk like the Newbur y alias Coles, with or without property, rarely earned a mention in the documents o f the seventeenth century and earlier. 8 Baccara Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 3AT Email newburyp@tiscali. co. u k

TAKEN FROM THE POOR LAW UNIONS' GAZETTE (PRICE 2d ) Saturday, 20 February 1858 : Caine Union . Clerk - Mr Henry S Heath EDMUND HEALE, aged about 34, 5ft 6 or 7 inches high, swarthy complexion, black hair inclined to curl, bushy whiskers, full eye, rather thick lips ; deserted hi s family, who are now chargeable to the Parish of Caine ; when he left, he wore a dark blue round jacket, waistcoat and trouser; is an engineer, and is probably in the neighbourhood of Horsely Down . One Guinea Reward will be given for his apprehension . A Warrant is in the han d of the Superintendent of the Police at Caine . Note : 'The Poor Law Unions' Gazette' was established for giving information abou t all persons who deserted their families and who were legally chargeable to th e Poor-rates . Copies of the Gazette are in the British Library Newspaper Library a t From Jean Cole (8) Colindale, London WFHS Apr 2005 Page 17

WILTSHIRE, THE CRIMEAN WAR, AND THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE by Mike Hinto n THE CRIMEAN WAR, or more correctly the war with Russia, since it was fough t on several fronts including the Danube principalities, Armenia and the Baltic, commenced 150 years ago in 1854 and continued until 1856 . The obituary notice s published in the Gentleman's Magazine (See Appendix 1) identified two groups o f officers with Wiltshire associations who were killed or died of wounds or diseas e contracted during the campaign . The first comprises individuals whose familie s resided in Wiltshire and the second those who served in the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot . This note summarises the information contained in the obituar y notices together with relevant additional information . Wiltshire residents . The individuals are listed in the order of their decease ; the reference for the obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine given in parentheses . William Frederick Hele Phipps (November 1854, p . 533) : Ensign Phipps, 19th Regiment, died of cholera after the battle of the Alma, during which he carried th e Queen's colour of his regiment . ' He was the second son of Thomas Henry Hel e Phipps, Esq . (1800-47) of Leighton House, [Westbury] Wiltshire, who marrie d (1827) Hester (d. 1837), only daughter of William Hall . 2 Young Phipps was born in 1835 and obtained his commission in 1853 by purchase for £450 . His Crime a medal with the Alma clasp was offered for sale on 5 December 2002 together wit h those of his cousin Paul A . L . Phipps, 90th Regiment, who was present at the sieg e of Sevastopol and the defence of Lucknow during which he was severely wounde d on 6 October 1857 . 3' ' Leighton House was sold by the Phipps family to W . H . Laverton in 1888, became a school in 1921, housed part of the Royal Victoria Hospital during World War II, and is presently the HQ of the Army's Regula r Commissions Board . 5 Augustus Frederick Cavendish Webb (January 1855, p . 105) : Captain Webb, 17th Lancers, died aged 22 at Scutari on 6 November 1854, two days after th e amputation of his leg for a wound received during the battle of Balaklava on 2 5 October. He was the youngest son (b . c . 1832) of Frederick Webb, Esq ., o f Westwick, Durham and Hampworth, Hants (sic), who died in Brighton on 4 February 1946, aged 56, and a grandson of Sir John Webb, Bt . 6 Webb, whose nickname was Peck, was carried from the battle field by Sergeants John Berryma n and John Farrell, and Corporal Joseph Malone and all three men received th e Victoria Cross for this brave deed . James Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt (August 1855, p . 199) : s Major-General Estcourt, adjutant general of HM's forces in the Crimea died of cholera in cam p before Sevastopol on 23 June 1885 with his wife9 and her sister, who were visiting him at the time, at his bedside . 1 ° Aged 52 he was the younger brother of Thoma s Henry Sutton Sotheron, Esq ., MP for North Wiltshire, " and second son (b . 1802 ) of the Thomas Grimston Bucknall Estcourt, Esq ., DCL, of Estcourt , WFHS Apr 2005 Page 18

Gloucestershire, and Eleanor, daughter of James Sutton, Esq ., of New Park , (Devizes), Wiltshire . Escourt, who had a 'kind and courteous disposition', was educated at Harrow an d had been MP for Devizes during the Parliament of 1848-52 . He was awarded posthumously the Crimea medal with the clasps for the Alma, Balaklava , Inkerman, and Sevastopol, and would have been created KCB had he survived . 1 2 John Burton Forster (August 1855, p . 217) : Captain Forster, 62nd Regiment , died before Sevastopol on 7 June 1855 during the attack and defence of th e Quarries, aged 32 . The senior captain in his regiment, he had previously served i n the Sutlej Campaign 1845-6 including the battles of Ferozeshah, as brigade major , and Sobraon . ' ' He was the youngest son of Colonel Thomas Watkin Forster, 24t h Regiment, who inherited the Manor House, Holt, Wiltshire in 1822 . 14 Forster' s only son, also John Burton Forster, was born six weeks after his death on 23 Jul y 1855 . He became a soldier and was a noted big game hunter. Forster junior wa s thrice married, was the colonel of the Royal Irish Regiment from 1918 until it wa s disbanded in 1922, 15 and died in Bournemouth on 13 June 1938 . 1 6 Lieutenant Seagram, 17th Leonard John Seagram (May 1856, p . 545) : Regiment, died of disease in the camp before Sevastopol on 11 March 1855, age d 19 . He was the son of John Seagram, Esq . of The Buries, near Warminster . " John Stillman Gould (January 1863, p. 126): 18 Captain Gould, 63rd Regiment, was present at the battle of the Alma and left the Crimea in December 1854 with a medical certificate . He retired on half pay in 1856 and died on 10 Novembe r 1862 aged 40 of a 'severe affliction' brought on by exposure in India and the Crimea . The second son of the Captain Hubert Gould, late 77th Regiment, of Trowbridge , Wiltshire, who died in 1834, and his wife Elizabeth Abigail nZe Stillman (1786 1861), he was born in 1822 at Frome Billet, West Stafford, Dorset and christene d at Trowbridge on 21 April 1825 . 1 9 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot In addition to Captain Forster (q.v .) th e deaths of the following officers of the 62nd Regiment were recorded in th e Gentleman's Magazine . 2 0 William Francis Dickson (August 1855, p . 217) : Major Dickinson was killed during the attack and defence of the Quarries on 7 July 1855 . 21 He was the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremiah Dickson, KCB, sometime colonel of th e 61st Regiment . 22 Lawrence Blakiston (November 1855, p . 553) : Lieutenant Blakiston arrived in the Crimea on 13 November and was killed on 8 Septembe r 1855 during the storming of Sevastopol . His friend, Captain John Hume, 55t h Regiment, wrote that he had "lost several great friends on the 8th . Patullo , Stevenson, 30th, Tyler (q .v .), Blakiston, 62nd, the four best bowlers in the 2n d Division ." Robert Alan Cox (November 1855, p . 553) : Captain Cox was also killed during the assault on Sevastopol on 8 September 1855 . He was the secon d son of Colonel Sir William Cox of Coolcliffe, Co . Wexford, governor of Almeida during the Peninsular War. Cox served in the campaign of Sutlej 1845-6 and wa s WFHS Apr 2005 Page 19

present at the battles of Ferozeshah and Sobraon, being wounded during th e former . Lennard Barret Tyler (December 1855, p . 669) : Lieutenant-Colonel Tyler die d on 24 October 1855 at Balaklava, of wounds received while leading his regimen t during the assault on the Redan on 8 September . . . . and finally, a politician with a Wiltshire connectio n Sydney Herbert, 1st Lord Herbert of Lea (September 1861, p . 325) : Lord Sydney Herbert died in Wilton on 2 August 1861, aged 50 . 24-26 He was the secon d son (b . in Richmond, Surrey 1810) of George Augustus, 1 Ith Earl of Pembroke , and Catherine, only daughter of Simon, Count Woronzow . Sydney Herbert wa s sometime Secretary at War (1845-6) and Secretary of State for War (1852-5), and a great ally of the well known personality of the Crimean campaign, Florenc e Nightingale . Appendix 1 : The Gentleman's Magazin e The Gentleman's Magazine, first published during 1731, was one of the mos t widely circulated journals in the English speaking world until well into the 19t h century . Each monthly issue contained sections listing births, marriages, an d deaths . A volume comprised six issues and each includes an index of the person s named in these sections : a potentially useful resource for genealogists whos e families hailed from the higher strata of Georgian and Victorian society ! The Nichol family were the proprietors of the Gentleman's Magazine from 177 8 until they sold the title during 1856 to John Henry and James Parker who the n published the second new series for nine and a half years . Bradbury, Evans & Co. were responsible for the third new series but after two and half years publicatio n the editorial policy changed . The last edition of the 3rd New Series was publishe d on 15 May 1868 with the 'new look' Gentleman's Magazine, which concentrate d principally on work of a general literary nature, appearing on 1 June 1868 . I t continued to be published for over half century ; the final issue appearing on 1 6 September 1922 . 2 7 Notes and reference s I . See also Annual Register 1854, p . 336 . 2. Annual Register 1847, p . 222 ; Burke's Landed Gentry (1965) Vol . 1, p . 566 . 3. Spink sale catalogue 5 December 2002, lots 195 and 196 . 4. Sly, J . (2004) War Correspondent Vol . 22, No. 2, p. 25 . 5. www .atra .mod .uk/atralrc b 6. There is a memorial for Captain Webb and his father in the north transept o f Salisbury Cathedral . The obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine gives the county incorrectly as Hampshire 7. For further details see Best, B . (2004) Journal of the Victoria Cross Society. 5th edition, pp. 10-5 ; Brighton, T. (2004) Hell Riders . London : Viking, pp. 180-2 ; Crider, L .W. (2004) In Search of the Light Brigade. Barnham : Eurocommunica . 8. For a photograph of Estcourt and his staff taken by Roger Fenton see Massi e WFHS Apr 2005 Page 20

(2003) op . cit ., p . 220 . 9. Mrs Escourt, who married in 1837, was Caroline (d . 1886), the younges t daughter of the Rt . Hon . Reginald Pole Carew, and his second wife, th e Hon . Caroline Anne Lyttelton, daughter of William Henry, 1st Lor d Lyttelton . 10. See Cadogan, G . (1979) Cadogan's Crimea . London : Hamish Hamilton, p . 218 . The book is an abridged version of Letters from Headquarters by a Staf f Officer (Lieutenant-Colonel S . J . G . Calthorpe) published originally by John Murray 1856 . 11. Estcourt's brother resumed the name of Estcourt during 1855 [Stenton, E . (Ed ) (1976) Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. Vol. 1 : 1832-1885. Hassocks : Harvest Press, p . 130] . 12. For details of his career see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) Vol . 18, pp . 620-1 . 13. Hart's Army List 1855, p . 214 . 14. See www .batharchaeology .org .uk/projects .buildings .html in which his name is spelt Foster. The last member of the family to live in the house died in 197 4 15. Papers and correspondence of Major-General John Burton Forster, CB ar e preserved in the National Army Museum . [NAM 5702/63, 5511/16, an d 5702/63 ] 16. See The Times 15 June 1938 for an obituary . Incidentally, one of his sons, Thomas Burton Forster was killed on the Western Front on 10 June 1916 [The Times 19 June 1916] . 17. Colborne, J . and Brine, F . (1858) Memorials of the Brave . 2nd Edition . London : Ackermann, p . 50 and Appendix 16 . 18. similar notice was published in The Times 26 November 1862 . 19. International Genealogists Index v 5 .0 . 20. Colborne and Brine op . cit . lists two further officers of the 46th Regiment wh o died as a result of enemy action, namely, Lieutenant-Colonel R .A . Shearman and Lieutenant G .J . White . In addition, Captain F .H . Kilvington, for who m there is a memorial window in the church of St Paul, Rustall, near Tunbridg e Wells, died of disease at sea while on the screw steamer Melitia on voyage to England from the Crimea and buried in the Florian cemetery, Malta [see Th e Times 8 March 1855] . 21. Other sources give the date of death as 8 June . This is more likely to be correct . 22. Annual Register 1844, p . 293 . 23. Hume, J . R. (1894) Reminiscences of the Crimean Campaign with the 55th Regiment . London : Unwin, p . 173 . 24. For further details of his career see the Oxford National Dictionary of Biography Vol . 26, pp . 722-4 in which it states that he died of Bright's disease, diabetes and possibly renal disease . 25. Sydney Herbert's nephew, Captain Charles Welbore Herbert Agar, 44th WFHS Apr 2005 Page 21

Regiment, was killed during the assault on Sevastopol on 18 June 1855 whe n both his legs were carried off by a round shot. Aged 30, he was the younges t son of the Earl of Normanton and Lady Diana Herbert, daughter of Georg e Augustus, 1 Ith Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery [Gentleman's Magazine August 1855, p . 219] . 26. Thomas Wyatt's Romanesque church of St Mary and St Nicholas, West Street , Wilton contains two impressive monuments in the chancel to thos e responsible for its building : one for Lord Herbert and the other for his mother, Catherine, Dowager Countess of Pembroke [See Gentleman's Magazine May 1856, p . 515] . 27. For details on the history of the journal see Kuist, J . M . (1982) The Nichol's File of the Gentleman's Magazine . Madison : University of Wisconsin Pres s Postscript The author's great great grand-father, James William Dewar, 49th Regiment, was present at the battles of the Alma and Inkerman, and was sometime one of th e town majors of the Sevastopol garrison . He subsequently spent a little over a yea r with the 97th Regiment in India before being invalided home . He died i n Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire in 1861 . An obituary notice was published in th e Gentleman's Magazine August 1861, p . 218 . The War Correspondent' is the journal of the Crimean War Research Society . Details of membership can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary : David Cliff, 4 Castle Estate, Ripponden, West Yorkshire HX6 4JY . 8 Calverley Court, Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2JN Email mike . hinton(dlineone .net

BRISTOL TIME The opening of the Great Western Railway between Bristol and London took plac e on 30 January 1841 . Amongst the incidental difficulties connected with the introduction of rapid travelling, the question of "time" was amongst the mos t perplexing. Down to this period each provincial town kept its own time, which wa s generally determined with accuracy by some scientific resident, and coaches foun d no trouble in accommodating themselves to local arrangements . But the railway lines starting from the capital naturally fixed on Greenwich time, and adopted i t throughout their respective systems . There was thus a difference between Bristo l time and railway time of about ten minutes ; and a few years later, when the line was extended to Plymouth, the time of that town varied seventeen minutes fro m that of the railway station. The authorities in Bristol, doubtless with an intention to accommodate the public, had two minute hands placed on the clock at the Exchange, and a similar plan was adopted at Bath : but as local time continued to be recorded by the church clocks, the public seem to have been more puzzled than instructed . The people of Exeter, on the other hand, obstinately refused for som e years to recognise "cockney times ." The introduction of the electric telegraph quickly routed provincial prejudices on the subject . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 22

COINCIDENCE ! By Joyce Rawlins (5633 ) IN 1997 my husband and I took a trip around the world to celebrate our retirement , on the way calling in at New Zealand to stay awhile with friends who had emigrated some years before . When showing us around their local township o f Whitianga in North Island, they took us to a fairly new development high in th e hills with wonderful views overlooking the bay . One property had the nam e Greenaway in letters eighteen inches high along the driveway wall and I remembe r remarking that my maternal grandmothers' maiden name was Greenaway . 1999 saw us again in New Zealand and we toured extensively, primarily in th e South Island . On the way back to Whitianga we called on a relative of my fathers ' who we knew had emigrated but we didn't know where he was until our secon d visit. We had telephoned to say that we would be calling shortly . When w e arrived he said `I knew you'd come today, it is forty years to the day that we left England' . Coincidence ! In the meantime, I had become interested in family history and joined the WFH S and, through my entry in your journal, I was contacted by a distant relative wh o had researched the name Greenaway . I knew very little about them other than my Grandmother, having concentrated on my fathers' family . My mother had onl y mentioned her Uncle Jim that lived in Blunsdon . I found that she had 15 aunts an d uncles, some of which died young, and one of which emigrated to New Zealand i n about 1908 . On looking up some of their addresses in New Zealand I found tha t when we toured in 1999 we had been to all the places where my relatives lived . And I hadn't known about them ! 2002 and again we were back in New Zealand, (my husband loves it there) I had two addresses in North Island . The first we called on the off-chance and there wa s no-one in, the second we rang first and he seemed delighted to see us, although a little sceptical at first not realising his father had sisters . I asked where his brother James lived as I had no address for him . His reply He lives in Harbour Lights Terrace, Whitianga' . When we went to visit we realised, as we approache d Harbour Lights, that the house we saw five years before with the name Greenawa y along the driveway wall was the home of my mothers' first cousin ! COINCIDENCE! FOR THE STONE . Take a good handful of stinging nettles, a handful or 2 of the tops of green elder, a good handful of parsley or parsley roots, a handful of celandine . Put some Hound s Tongue and some Houseleek And to put 'pigs stone', 2 or 3 pairs, or what you ca n get - 'young pigs" - a handful of young onions, a handful of leek roots and branche s of both . You may draw it off a coal still . Mr Goddards recipe book . Years 1711 - 1727.

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BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN RUSSIA 1918-1920 . By Roy Bendry (288 ) IN THE SPRING OF 1917 the declaration of war by the United States wit h Germany brought hope for the end of the Great War . At the same time a revolutio n in Russia brought fear of defeat to the allies . Excesses of the Bolsheviks (Reds ) had brought about a Civil War . After suffering huge casualties Russia considere d withdrawal from the war, the consequence of which would be the German army o n that front would be re-deployed to fight on the Western Front . Winston Churchill, still War Secretary after the failed Gallipoli campaig n devised another plan, "The Great Russian Gamble" . British, Commonwealth , French and Americans landed an expeditionary force in the far north at Archange l in May 1918 with the object of supporting the "White" Russians, whose Czar an d family were murdered the following month . No official history has been written o f the North Russia campaign, or medals struck, though more than 600 Britis h soldiers were killed and wounded, and many prisoners of war taken by the "Reds " The navy were honoured with numerous awards for the support . The small force, with no experience of Arctic weather, were expected to occup y and defend a vast forest area but, after a miserable winter, the hoped fo r stabilisation of the North Russian Government was largely ineffective and it wa s decided to withdraw the remnants of the 13,000 British and Commonwealth, 4,00 0 American, and 2,000 French troops in the spring of 1919 . Among the prisoners of war left in Russia was London born clerk, Private Henry Beszant Bendrey , a married man with four children who had enlisted in the 8t h (Bicycles) Battalion, the Essex Regiment in 1916, aged 31 years . His parents ha d left Chippenham to marry and to start a new life in Notting Hill, London, in 1872 . They were John Whittick Bendrey (aged 23 years) and Elizabeth Beszant (age d 19 years) . John had been a partner with his brother Thomas Francis a s coachmakers in High Street, Chippenham, but they fell out . John, a coachpainter, started a house painting business, and Thomas stayed on in Chippenham . In December 1918 an important Bolshevik spy called Raskolnikov set off on a destroyer of the Baltic Fleet, on a reconnaissance mission, and was captured by th e British naval force operating in those waters . He was first held in Brixton priso n but, after negotiations had taken place, was allowed to live comfortably in a London Hotel and the conditions of the servicemen held in Moscow improved . Raskolnikov's wife agitated strongly for him to be exchanged for the Britis h servicemen held by the Soviets and he was exchanged for them and, particularly , Major Goldsmith, of the British military mission in Caucasia . Some of th e American prisoners were cruelly kept as bargaining pawns in attempts to secure recognition of the regime . A released Russian prisoner who escaped the countr y provided names of a few he met who were still prisoners in 1930 . Henry Beszant Bendrey was released after 18 months and lived until 1935, age d just 50 years. Tancnwch, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6A . Email roynjoanbendry@histbankfsnet. co . ukB WFHS Apr 2005 Page 24

A ROSE WITH A THORN ? by Sue Burfitt (1247 ) WHILST RESEARCHING the family history of the Burfitts in Mere, I piece d together a fascinating tale of what would appear to be an attempt by one man t o make himself a fortune by dubious and devious means ! The story commences with one, John Burfitt, a man of vast proportions bodily and financially . John was the eldest of ten children of Charles and Mary Burfit t (nee Love), born in 1758 in Bourton, Dorset . Charles was an Overseer of the Poor in Mere and a man of considerable standing in the parish . His elder brother James , my husband's three times great grandfather had chosen to farm in Clapton , Somerset where he was also a noted member of that community . "Big" John, however, sewed the seeds of his future wealth by marrying Jan e Standerwick in Gillingham in 1782 . Jane was an heiress on two counts — throug h her father Nathanial and his wife Jane (nee Jupe), linen manufacturer of Bourton and also through the early death of her brother James in 1785 who left his fortun e to Jane and her new husband John Burfitt . Jane's uncle had married Sophia, th e granddaughter of Daniel Defoe, the author and linen and glove manufacturer o f London . To celebrate this auspicious marriage, the name Sophia appears in th e family tree with great regularity through the years . Big John and Jane continued to thrive, buying up leases of land and property i n and around Mere, Zeals and Bourton. They produced a family of nine . Of th e sons, John junior married Elizabeth Jakes of Salisbury but she died young an d childless . John lived out his days quietly with only a housekeeper for company . The second son, Charles married his cousin and moved away to Milton Lilbourn e where he lived the life of a gentleman farmer . It would appear that both son s obviously preferred to be well out of the limelight of their flamboyant father . John's daughters were Elizabeth (Betsy) born 1785, Sophia born 1787, Jane bor n 1789, Mary Ann born 1795, Lucy born 1796, Dinah born 1800 and Harriet bor n 1803 . With sizeable dowries, four of the girls made good marriages but by the 1830' s there were still three of the girls without husbands . Enter Christopher Rose, Big John's nephew, the son of John's sister Hannah an d her husband Christopher whom she had married in Gillingham in 1791 . Christopher was their fifth child and eldest son . Born in 1805 he was somewha t younger than his Burfitt cousins . He could expect to inherit a sizeable estate fro m his father but this was all in the future and young Christopher was ambitious . He cast his eye around for suitable wife material and it landed on his unmarried Burfit t cousins . The two youngest, and nearest his own age, were already married . H e decided on Lucy, 9 years his senior . They were married by licence in Mere paris h church in February 1832 . In early 1833 their son Christopher was born . This little chap died a year later and another son, Christopher John was born in 1835 . Luc y died in 1836 aged 40 . Poor Christopher could no doubt see his chance of inheritin g WFHS Apr 2005 Page 25

a share of Big John's wealth slipping away with Lucy's death . So the followin g year he "married" Lucy's eldest sister, Betsy . At this time Betsy was 52, 20 year s older than Christopher ! This was an illegal union in the eyes of the church, later documents proving tha t a "void form of marriage on or about 25 th March 1837 took place" . Mercifully Betsy was past childbearing age but the two-year-old Christophe r junior needed a mother and was no doubt loved by the ageing childless spinster . Christopher was making himself indispensable to his elderly and ailing father in law . With Big John's own sons not interested in their father's business , Christopher took over the responsibility for many of his properties and lease holdings . When John died in 1840, aged 80, his will left the bulk of his estate i n equal shares to his daughters, Elizabeth Rose and Mary Ann Burfitt . In subsequent years, Christopher is documented as helping Mary Ann maintai n her genteel lifestyle by buying her property left to her by her father . Mary An n lived out her life in Mere running a small shop and helped by a succession o f nieces and nephews, her circumstances becoming more straitened as her property i s sold off to her brother in law and the money spent . Betsy Rose died in 1853, aged 68 although her age was given as 63 in the registers. Throughout her marriage to Christopher she had knocked at least 5 year s off her age . After several small bequests to her stepson and some of her nieces, th e bulk of her estate went to her husband . The same year her father in law die d leaving his not inconsiderable wealth to his eldest son . Christopher Rose was ric h at last ! He married once more, this time to a woman nearer his own age, Ann Payne . I n the 1861 Census he is listed as a farmer of 500 acres employing 21 men and 8 boy s but with no live-in servants . His mother in law is also part of the household . B y 1871 he has increased his acreage and has one live-in servant, his mother in la w having died . Christopher died aged 69 in 1874 . After taking care of his wife and thre e unmarried sisters he left the bulk of his estate in trust to his nephew, Joh n Christopher Rose . The irony here is that John Christopher was the son of Christopher's brother John and his wife Sophia Diana . And Sophia was a granddaughter of Big John Burfitt ! So, one could say, the Burfitt wealth was eventually returned to its rightful place . Christopher did not really gain much from his machinations . He must have been a sad man in many ways – his own children by Lucy did not outlive him and ther e were no grandchildren . So did Christopher Rose set out to gain wealth and riches at the expense of hi s Burfitt cousins? Or was Big John delighted to have the help and support of hi s nephew and (twice) son in law in the light of the lack of interest from his own son s and more than happy for him to be rewarded in this way ? We will never know! robert@rbwfiu WFHS Apr 2005 Page 26

AN OBSCURE LITTLE FAMILY HEADS BACK T O WILTSHIR E — And an appeal for local input — By John Swansbury (5103 ) TO THE EAST OF DEVIZES is the Swanborough Hundred, on a boundary o f which is the Swanborough Tump that was mentioned in Simon Schama's History of Britain on the BBC last year . The Hundred's place-name is presumed to hav e given rise to a variety of surnames since the parish registers of churches (especiall y that of All Cannings) in the Vale of Pewsey contain the earliest records of thes e names found so far. Over twenty variants are known, with the shortest bein g Swanbro and the longest being Swansborough . One thing we have in common is that we have all been nicknamed Swannee at some time or other, but we haven' t yet come across anyone linked to the family with that as their formal surname! M y own surname has the spelling SWANSBURY used by the parish clerk in Wello w (Somerset) when a branch of the family moved there in about 1800 . We have a motto : "However it's spelled, it's family" but we are confident that there is no lin k at all with the well-known Sainsbury family . There's a fair chance that many of the journal's readers won't have come acros s this name as the family seems to have been rather small and undistinguished for th e first few hundred years of its recorded history . Most of them have been illiterate , apparently, and for generations most of the men seem to have been agricultura l labourers or miners . One became a Parish Clerk in the early 1800s, and thing s slowly improved after that . We're still a small family and, as you may hav e noticed, we still haven't clocked up many prime ministers or nobility so far, either ! There has been a Baroness Swanborough, but it was a name that she adopted rathe r than inherited . The family had its first gathering in July 2000, in Pewsey, and welcome d members from the USA, South Africa and Australia as well as from around th e UK . We were greatly helped by Rick Ozzard, a local historian, as there seem to b e no direct family links left in the area . A second gathering is being planned for 22 "d 23 `d and 24 th July 2005, again to be held in Pewsey . We would be delighted if there were other people who would like to join us and share any information you migh t have acquired about this family, and particularly if there are any who would b e willing to speak to us in general about local history, family history and genealogy . The- meeting is being organised by Brenda Roberts (email addres s ROBERTSBrb@aol .com) and there is information about it being placed on the internet (at http ://www You may contact Brenda directly i f you wish, or me as a member of the WFHS . My Email address is John .uk and my home address is 34 Cotswold Road, Sutton , Surrey SM2 5NW . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 27


OPEN DAY Saturday 18th June 200 5 The Civic Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8A H A spacious modern venue with excellent access for al l

10.30 to 3.45, followed by the AGM at 4 .30 . Free entry WFHS Books & Publications Research Indexes & Advice Tombola, Plants Stall Societies coming : Berkshire, Dorset, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Gwent , Somerset & Dorset, Suffolk . Invited : Bristol & Avon, Hampshire, Weston-Super-Mar e Others coming : Back to Roots, M & P Barnes, Chris Doble Collectables , Eureka Partnership, Genealogy Printers, Nimrod Indexes, Parchmen t Oxford, Trowbridge Family History Centre, Redcoats in the Wardrobe , WANHS, Wyvern Midlands Railway Index . Invited: Ancestral Route s Accommodation : Trowbridge Tourist Information Centre 01225 777054 . Buses from other towns stop in the Town Centre . Rail Station '/2 mile . Car parking available close by . The Civic Hall is close to the Town Centre and signed off the short one-way circui t at the junction of A361 County Way and A363 Bythesea Road . Nearby landmarks are County Hall and a Tesco superstore, which is across a footbridge over th e A361 . A363 Bradford-o-Avo

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETIN G Saturday 18 June 2005 The Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire Family History Society will be held o n Saturday 18 June 2005 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 2004/2005, 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), Membership Secretary (Bill Wright) and two members to represent out of county and overseas member s (Jim Lanfear and Kate Goodenough) . Beryl Hurley has completed her term of office and is not eligible to stand. The remaining members are eligible to stand for election to the Comittee . Nominations should be signed by the proposer and seconder and the nominee, an d sent to the General Secretary by Saturday 21 May .

ANNUAL DINNER Why not join us for dinner after the Open Day and AGM on Saturday 18th June ? As for last year's successful evening, we will be dining at the Lion & Fiddle i n Hilperton, just outside Trowbridge, at 7 .00 for 7 .30 . Booking is essential . For details and tickets, please send a sae before 15`h May to Mrs Diana Grout, 4 2 Stokehill, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wilts BA14 7T J

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FERRIS OF WARMINSTER, part 2 Concluding the account of their research, by David and Anne Ferris s Samuel Bates (1788 - 1837) the Soldier /Administrato r Samuel Bates Ferris was born on 4th June 1788 at Missenden i n Buckinghamshire . He attended Oriel College, Oxford whose records show that h e matriculated 12th October 1805 when he was 17 . These records also state that h e was re-admitted `Commensalis' in June 1811, although we do not know what thi s indicates . At around this time he received a caution and was fined £30 and paid a fee of £7 to the library, which we think would indicate a sin rather more seriou s than a late return of books . We believe that he had joined the army by this time . We have a copy of a letter dated 12th October 1808 written by a James Moore at the War Office to somebody called `Frank' pleading Samuel's case for a n Ensigncy in the army . This must have had the desired effect, because a reply date d 27th October 1808 said that a sum of £400 had been lodged for an Ensigncy in th e 52nd Regiment for Samuel Bates Ferris . Samuel was employed from 1809 as a subaltern in the 52nd and later in th e Coldstream Guards . He went to Germany and served until a place on the staff of a Lieutenant General became available, at which time he became an assistant in th e Adjutant General's office with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel of the Breme n Verden Battalion in the Hanoverian Service . This rank was not confirmed by commission until 20th December 1821 . Meanwhile Samuel married Emily Jan e Foley on 14 April, 1811 at Sidmouth, Devon . He then appears in Antigua in 1815 , where he succeeded a Robert Aberdein as Deputy-Secretary of Antigua who ha d been dismissed, perhaps for some misdemeanor . This information appears in Oliver's book on Antigua where we first encountered Samuel . Samuel and Emily had a son, Thomas Henry, christened in Antigua in 1818, wh o we think died early . Samuel's record indicates that he returned to England on sic k leave in 1820 . His mother Ann died during May of that year in Beaconsfield an d his daughter Etheldreda Lucy Emily was christened in Swallowfield, Berkshire . Samuel did not return to Antigua, but was given a prestigious post in Mauritius o n 4th March 1822 . A letter written on this date from Downing St . to the first Britis h Governor of Mauritius Sir Robert Farquar reads : Sir, `The King having been pleased to appoint S.B. Ferris Esq. to the office of Treasurer and Paymaster General of your Government, I am commanded by Hi s Majesty to instruct you to place Mr. Ferris in possession of the said office and to direct that the Salary thereto attached be issued to him from the day of his arriva l in the Mauritius . ' The Mauritius records give the salary to be £ 1600 per annum, that of his assistan t was £500 and the office employed three clerks and various other persons . At th e bottom of the heap, a man called Antoine was recruited in 1833 and another calle d Joseph in 1835, described as `Emancipated Govt . Blacks employed as Messengers ' WFHS Apr 2005 Page 30

with a salary of £12 per annum . Apparently one pound sterling in 1822 wa s equivalent to £60 at 2002 values ; so Samuel's salary approximates £96,000 today . All was not well with Samuel's marriage, for he and his wife were involved i n the Court of Chancery over money . Records at Kew indicate that this went on fo r at least three years from 1833 to 1835 but we could make very little of the origina l proceedings that we examined . Our confusion was largely resolved by th e discovery of a law report in The Times for June 13th, 1835 . It appeared that Emily's brother Richard had died and a dispute developed over the estate . Initiall y Ferris and Ferris versus Foley was over the transfer of the proceeds . Howeve r Emily later said that this was done without her consent, and as her share was t o come to her and not her husband, she requested that her name be struck out a s plaintiff and that she might be made a defendant . She also requested that dividend s to her be paid for her separate use . These claims were resisted by Samuel . So Ferris versus Ferris was initiated . It was revealed that Mrs. Ferris was living apart from her husband, and that there were charges `imputing misconduct to him' . Colonel Ferris then found it necessary `to go into a detail of circumstances of a painful an d personal nature', although it was not considered necessary to state these to th e Court . It was clear that at this time there was only one child of the couple . When the dust had settled, it was not clear who had come out on top, as there was talk o f various affidavits, some of which were to be settled by counsel . I suspect though that Samuel did not see anything of Emily's inheritance, and that he just had to go on roughing it on his £ 1600 a year . The Mauritius record showed that he had six months leave of absence and returned from this on the 1st July 1835 . Presumably this was at the time of the legal wrangling . Samuel died in Mauritius on 8th March 1837 . A man called Draper took his post, although interestingly the salary was reduced to £1200. Samuel's will had bee n prepared on 28th October 1836 . The will was in English, but he requested that it be translated into French, together with the subsequent proceedings . His daughter Etheldreda Lucy Emily was to be made a ward of High Chancery and Phili p Combauld (who appeared for Samuel in the Chancery dispute) was to be her guardian. He strongly recommended that Etheldreda not to marry without the consent of Combauld . There followed a lengthy and fascinating inventory of his possessions, althoug h there appeared to be no money or property . This list included furniture, crystal , statues, pistols, chandeliers, Champagne, Madeira, china, a telescope (with stand) , a Stodard piano, tables of marble and a mahogany commode decorated with marbl e bought in the Seychelles. There were scores of books on all sorts of subjects. Thes e includes the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Shakespeare, Greek Grammar, History o f England, Celtic Research, The British Expedition to Egypt, Kersey's Algebra , Chemistry, Phil . Trans . Royal Soc ., Progress in Painting, Chess Treatise, Daily' s Mathematics and Labaumes Campaign in Russia and many more . Finally there were two coaches, one of four wheels and another of two . It is likely that many o f the books belonged to his father but clearly he lived in style and made sure h e WFHS Apr 2005 Page 31

never went without something to read. These things had been sold by August fo r nearly 6000 piastres. We are not aware of the piastre-pound exchange rate at that time . Samuel's daughter Etheldreda married a George Augustus Henry in 1845 . Th e bridegroom was from Dublin and the marriage was in France . It would be o f interest to know whether her choice of husband was given the green light b y Combauld . We discovered from her will that Samuel's wife followed her daughte r to France . The will was prepared in 1854 and described her as the wife o f Archibald Vincent Smith of Rue de Vanguard, Paris . In this, she mentions her previous marriage to Samuel Bates Ferris and the earlier Chancery proceedings . Her estate went to her husband and the will was proved in 1856 . The information on Samuel Bates Ferris was obtained from various sources . These included Oliver's book on Antigua, the PRO at Kew and the Mauritiu s archives . Obtaining copies from this source was a long process, but the document s finally arrived safely, and instead of change for the little extra money I sent the y included several attractive picture postcards of the island. There is no doubt it is a beautiful place and I have since wondered whethe r Samuel ever had the inclination to visit one of the fine beaches . I imagine hi m there with his coach and horses, a servant, his Madeira wine and one of his learne d books, Adam's Roman Antiquities perhaps . David & Ann Ferriss, 127 Falwell Park Ave., Twickenham, TW2 5HG

NEW WFHS PUBLICATION S PARISH RECORDS SERIE S No. 19 : Some Highworth Folk. The information for this book was originall y compiled in 1869, with later additions up to 1879 . It lists some of the less well of f of the families in Highworth and was probably intended as a record of those wh o may had needed help from two charities . In many cases a note has been made as t o whether the family, or individual went to Church of England, a Nonconformis t church, or did not attend any place of worship . Some deaths are recorded durin g the period of the book, such as William ADDIS who "died suddenly in the field a t work October 20 1873 age 67 ." Illnesses are recorded, especially rheumatism, an d illegitimate children are noted . There is some information which might not have been found anywhere else, such as Sarah ANNs' intention to marry a widower for whom she is going to keep hous e and for John PAINTER jun, which says "no children, 7 premature " No. 20 : Cricklade Absent Poor contains letters written from applicants for poo r relief whose place of settlement was Cricklade, and who were living elsewhere . The letters cover the period 1787-1837 and the book includes a few othe r documents, which have been catalogued with them . A great deal of information regarding families can be gained from such letters with regard to ages, especiall y of children, work, illness and character. WFHS Apr 2005 Page 32

The second part of this booklet contains justices' warrant to apprehend the repute d fathers of bastard children . The warrants give the mothers name and, in some case , the birth date of the child . Parish Register series books are available from Wiltshire Family History Society . 10 Castle Lane, Devizes, SN IO IHJ, with p/p £3 .50 each UK, £3 .80 each overseas . EARLY MARRIAGE ALLEGATIONS WILTSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND DORSET, 1598-1639 Readers will be aware of the series of marriage licence bonds and allegation s already published by WFHS (now on CD) . The allegations published in this book were recorded in the act and visitation books of the bishop and dean of Salisbur y and complement that series . About 600 intended marriages are included from a period which predates many surviving parish registers . In cases where the registers survive the allegations often provide the parishes of the parties which are no t always recorded and they might thus be a unique source of vital genealogica l information . Because the style of the allegations had not yet been formalised man y contain a lot of additional information such as whether parents are alive or not , names of relatives and other details that may not found in any other source . The y also give insight into the marriage customs and so provide useful historica l background for family history research . Available as above with p/p £5 .80 UK, £6 .40 overseas . PARISH REGISTERS The following parish registers have been published since the last issue . Box Baptisms 1538 – 1837, £6 .50 + p/p . The surnames with over 100 entries , including variations, in the baptisms, are SMITH 217, HEAD 161, NOWELL 145 , NEWMAN 144, HANCOCK 139, WEST120, COTTLE 118, PILLINGER 106 , BUTLER 103, WILTSHIRE 102, FORD 100, SHELL 99, BANCROFT 89 . Others include BROWN, BULL, GIBBONS, WEBB, VEZEY, RAWLINS , PARSONS, LEE, BAILEY, BOLWELL JEFFERY & HARDING, all over 50 . Box Burials 1538 – 1837 £4 .40 + p/p North Wraxall Baptisms & Burials 1605-1837, £2 .80 + p/p . The most commo n surnames are BILLET 75, HOLDER 68, DAVIS 47, HOLBOROW 37, PULLE N 29, with WAIT, SIMMONS & HUMPHRY all over 25 . Easton Grey Baptisms & Burials 1605 – 1837, £2 + p/p. The most commo n surname is VIZERNISOR with 58 entries , followed by CURTIS, AYLIFF , BEAK, WHITE and CURNOCK, all under 20 . Longbridge Deverill Baptisms 1607 – 1837, £5 + p/p . The most common surnames are PAYN/PAIN 410, CURTIS/CURTICE 169, BUTCHER 163, BAL L 156, WHATLEY 121, ADLAM 114, CROFT(S) 102 & WATERS 101 . Others include CROUCH, DICKS/DIX/DEX, DUNFORD, GRAY, HOLTON , MANFIELD and BAKER . Longbridge Deverill Burials 1607 – 1837, £3 .60 +p/p The full list of parish register transcripts is enclosed with this issu e See the list for post & packing rate s WFHS Apr 2005 Page 33

ANY ELDRII)CES OUT THERE' ? By Murray Brazier (6446 ) WHEN I WAS A LAD, and our holidays took us west and south from Essex, if w e passed a pub selling Eldridge Pope's beers my mother used to say that one of he r forebears was an Eldridge, which was true . Unfortunately, my Eldridge researches do not link me with any brewers or brewery, pity . What I have found is that in th e 19* century there were plenty of Wiltshire Eldridges related in some way with th e line I have been researching. My maternal great great grandmother was an ANNA ELDRIDGE who marrie d HENRY HURST at Redlynch on 15 March 1841 when she was a minor an d pregnant with my great grandfather CHARLES HURST, who was born at Downton on 21st May 1841 . Anna's parents were SAMUEL ELDRIDGE, a labourer ; and his wife Sarah who, between 1818 and 1835, had nine children Sarah Anne [b .1818], Anna [b .1820], Samuel [b .1822], Ellen (b .1823], Reube n [b .1825], Eliza Louisa [b .1828] Silas Charles [b .1829], Jane [b .1831] and Mari a [b .1835] . Samuel was described as "Labourer" when the first three children wer e baptised at Landford . When the last four were baptised Samuel was described as a "Yeoman" . For some reason, Eliza Louisa was baptised at Downton when all th e others were baptised at Landford . My researches into the Hurst family are virtually complete, apart from an y present day additions . However, my Eldridge research is somewhat sketchy . I know that Samuel [b .1822] married Cinderella, yes that is her name, AVERY, an d they had at least eight (8) children - George [6 .1851], Elizabeth [b .1854], Robert [6 .1856], Samuel [b .1860], Thomas [b .1861] Fanny [b .1864], Edward [b .1866] an d Sarah A . [b .1871] . Four of the children were born in Salisbury and four a t Whiteparish . By 1861 Samuel was a Chelsea Pensioner living at Whiteparish an d by the time of the 1881 Census Samuel and Cinderella were living at 14 Castl e Street, Camberwell, Surrey, with them were Fanny, Edward and Sarah A and thei r 8-year-old grandson Henry Eldridge, most likely the son of George . At the time o f the Census a 30-year-old unmarried George Eldridge, born in Salisbury, wa s lodging in Todmorden, Lanes, where he was working as an outdoor labourer . Wh o or where was young Henry's mother? Dead or unwed? The history of my Hurst and Eldridge forebears seem to have got muddled up a t some time in the 19th century as I am sure that there was confusion betwee n Charlie Hurst, who married Anna Eldridge, and Charlie Eldridge, both at time s referred to as "Uncle Charlie" . In fact Charlie Eldridge was the uncle of Charli e Hurst . Charlie Eldridge, or properly Silas Charles Eldridge, worked as a gamekeeper and married Ann LIGHT from Redlynch at some time in the 1850s . A t one time he was working in Essex as their son Charles James was born a t Hawkwell, Essex, on 3rd November 1864 . By the time of the 1881 Census 49 year old Silas Charles Eldridge, his 50-year-old wife Ann and three children were livin g at Fellbridge, East Grinstead, Sussex. WFHS Apr 2005 Page 34

The other member of the Eldridge family about whom there is some mystery i s Eliza Louisa Newman Eldridge, the sister of Anna and aunt of Charles Hurst . How did she acquire the Christian name of Newman when she was baptised on 8t h January 1828 at Downton? It appears that she never married and that she was a t one time the companion to a Miss Baker at Brighton late in the 191 century . Unfortunately I cannot trace her in the 1881 Census in Sussex and I have yet t o find when and where she died . So, if there is anyone out there who has found any of these Eldridges in thei r researches I would be most pleased to hear . WEB SITE S by Rod Whale (3914) A Wiltshire site that might be useful to members is Wiltshire Births Marriages an d Deaths at http ://www.Wiltshirebmd .org .uk At present it only contains marriage s from the majority of parishes in Chippenham Registration District starting in 183 7 and in most cases ending in 1910 . As at 30th October the current total was 2993 0 but the objective is to encompass all Registration Districts in the county " fro m 1837 to 2003 and beyond. " http ://www .collectionscanada .ca/archivianet/02010602 e .html (Don't forget the underscore after 02010602) is a very interesting site, containing details of severa l hundred thousand people who formed the Canadian Expeditionary Force tha t fought in The Great War . There is easy access to the digitised service records an d of course they show place of birth, next of kin etc . Some of them were born i n U .K . and there must be some members, besides myself, with relatives to be foun d on it. I think we all like to find some criminals to decorate our family tree and thos e members with London connections might like to visit The Proceedings of the Ol d Bailey, London, at http ://www .oldbaileyonline .org .uk/ It contains a database of trials at the Old Bailey and at present the total listed is about 53000 from 1674 t o 1799 . The aim is to cover the period 1674 to 1834 . This is an easy site to navigat e and by inserting a surname details of people on the database are shown with detail s of the trial ; one further click produces a copy of the report of the case . As Trafalgar Day has just passed I had a look at www .ageofnelson .org It comprises a database of nearly 22000 men who were on one of the British ships a t the battle plus others who served in the Royal Navy between 1793 and 1815 .It is easy to obtain the names of the people but to get full details of their service recor d it means a visit to Kew or the purchase of a C .D . Nevertheless it is worth a loo k just in case that elusive ancestor is revealed . From Collingbourne Ducis Register s Edward Blackman, once a soldier in Germany and afterwards in the battle o f Culloden, died of natural death aged 76 and was buried January 14 th 1797 . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 35

MY JOURNEY TO WILTSHIRE by Elizabeth Keyworth (6669 ) LAST YEAR I discovered Wiltshire as part of my Discovery Award for the ove r 50's . I decided to trace my father's family tree . My father and his siblings woul d never talk about their background and as far as I knew they had lived i n Melbourne, Derbyshire forever . With all of them dead I had no relatives to ask . Searching the name HASTINGS on the Internet proved tricky as either the tow n in Sussex or names connected to royalty in and around Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and surrounding parts in Leicestershire appeared on the search engines . I do remember my father joking about having blue blood when the doctor couldn't ge t blood from a vein . On the I .G .I . I did find my grandfather Alfred HASTINGS born in 1872 in Melbourne, Derbyshire and his father Henry Hastings . It was Henry that brough t me down to Wiltshire, a county I knew very little about . Henry had married a girl , Eliza MARSHALL (or MARSHELL) in Tisbury, Wiltshire in 1859 . I managed to get a copy of their marriage certificate and found they were married at Zion Chapel . Henry was described as a Railway Labourer, another avenue of researc h opened up, which way did the railway go, North/South or South/North . M y Railway research led me to Railway books and websites and I have entered a whole new world of Railway enthusiasts . The Marriage Certificate also gave Henry's father's name as a William ALLEN , was this why the family wouldn't talk? I went on to find his mother Mary ha d never married . I then discovered the Wiltshire Family History Society and became a member . Seeing the F .H .S . Fair advertised in June 2004 I decided to book a long weekend i n Wiltshire . In the end our family of 4 decided to all go . We left Nottingham o n Friday morning and went to the cottage in the hamlet of Tytherington, nea r Warminster, which turned out to be an excellent choice . Saturday we dropped the children off at the Railway Station to get the train to Salisbury whilst my husban d and I went to Trowbridge to the fair . I congratulate you on the fair . Everyone was so friendly and helpful, all the stalls and displays were interesting and helpful , well done and Thank you to all who worked so hard . We then went to Lacock Abbey, a lovely peaceful place, walking the cloister s after Harry Potter . After meeting the children at Warminster we went onto a ver y windy hillside to see the white horse and view of Pewsey . Sunday was the day I had been waiting for ; we went on the trail of great grandp a Henry Hastings at Tisbury . We found Zion Chapel, which stands very proud but i s now apartments . From the outside you would never know . The graveyard stil l surrounds it, we walked around looking at the gravestones, and then we spotted a lamppost at the gateway with a plaque to Cecil Marshall, maybe one day I will fin d a connection there. We went to the railway station and into the main street of th e town, no clues but it was a good feeling to be there walking in my ancestors steps . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 36

We drove on to Chicksgrove as this is the place where their first children wer e born . I also knew some had died there . We stopped at the railway line by a bridg e and saw a train zoom under us ; maybe this is where Henry laboured and followe d the line through Dorset to Devon . Then we found a disused railway station, whic h looked a bit spooky, it was all boarded up, there were big iron gates, I was trying t o get a photograph when I noticed a large `KEEP OUT' sign put there by th e Ministry of Defence, feeling we were being watched and were where we shouldn' t be, we quickly drove away, I now believe this was Dinton . After a lovely ride round, a search of a cemetery and finding no one to talk to w e decided to head off to Longleat Safari Park . Luck was with us and there were n o queues, another lovely day in Wiltshire . We packed and left Tytherington on Monday morning and headed to Trowbridg e again where I'd booked a reader for the morning at the Record Office . I was abl e to find the marriage entry in the Zion Chapel Book but no baptisms or deaths of th e children . We looked up the 1861 Census for Tisbury and surrounding places bu t no luck, maybe Eliza and Henry had moved on to Dorset or beyond . I foun d Eliza's Parents William And Bathsheba Marshall and her siblings Emily and An n at Chicksgrove farm . Our journey home included the Steam museum at Swindon, which again wa s most enjoyable and interesting and there I learned about Navvies, this wa s probably Henry Hastings at work . Since researching more at home I think the first children born to Eliza and Henr y were baptised at Tisbury Parish Church, they were Mary Ann born 1861 i n Chicksgrove and she died in 1863 at Tisbury, Henry George born 1863 in Tisbur y and died in 1894 in Melbourne, Derbyshire, and William or Willie Daniel bor n 1864 in Tisbury, and Lydia Jane born in 1865 in Chicksgrove and she died in 186 7 in Melbourne, Derbyshire . From this I know that the family were back i n Derbyshire in 1867 and are on the 1871 and following census in Melbourne, wit h more children born there . Wiltshire is a beautiful county and I'm glad I have been to visit it Maybe m y research will lead me back again one day . I would love to explore more of th e County . 10 Sibson Walk, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8LE ., Email: liz m COLLINGBOURNE DUCIS 1703 . Saturday 27 `h day of November about 2ocloc k in the morning there arose a terrible hurricane which did unspeakable damage al l over England, but few places suffered more than the parsonage here . For there was one long barn blown down, all the rest of the barns, outhouses, stables and ricks o f corn were dethatched, the whole dwelling house uncovered, the lead upon th e chancel shrivelled up like a scrowl and the tower and body of the church muc h damaged. At the same time the Rt Rev Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath & Wells, together with his lady, were destroyed in their palace at Wells . But by providence of God both man and beast escaped all manner of hurt in these parts . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 37


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MEETING REPORT S Devizes, 7 September, Nick Barter, Marlborough by Gaslight . Nick is engage d in a long-running exercise making the history of workplaces available, and h e explained how the now defunct Gas Works brought benefits to the town. Gas lighting started in 1831 in the High Street when poverty was endemic . When the works closed in 1945 Marlborough was developing into a dormitory town with an apparent air of anti-industrialism . By 1997 the largest employer was the College . Devizes, 21 Sept, Beryl Hurley, Please Relieve Me . Beryl explained the history of the Poor Law system ; the 1662 Act of Settlement made it clear that each paris h was responsible for maintaining those with a legal settlement who had fallen o n hard times . She explained the work of the Overseers of the Poor, how settlemen t was gained and also Settlement Examinations and Removal Orders . Finally Bery l read extracts from some poignant letters by people affected by the system . Wh o said they were the good old days ? Devizes, 5 October, Beverley Walker, Missing Beneficiaries . Beverley wa s formerly employed tracing missing beneficiaries . The most frequent customer s were trustees, banks and solicitors and the hardest cases involved tracing relation s of people who had died intestate, or who had no spouse nor children . She explained sources used included the Passport Office, G .R.O . records and National Health Service . Most enquiries were paid by fee plus commission, taken from the estate i n question, sometimes leaving very little . Devizes, 2 November, Marjorie Moore, Research at the National Archives . Marjorie gave advice regarding assistance that can be obtained before a visit t o Kew by use of the on-line catalogue . She described the holdings there as a n "Aladdin's cave" and reminded us that research material is available from all part s of the former colonies and empire . We were given examples of often ignore d document classes and Marjorie reminded us of the useful library in the building . Devizes, 16 November, Barbara Fuller, Childhood Memories . This was a compendium .of items collated by Barbara from her Devizes Museum work fro m written word and sound recording being the childhood memories of Wiltshir e residents ranging from 1866 till 1917 . Amongst the tales were recollections of a thirteenth child's poverty stricken upbringing in an isolated part of Salisbur y Plain . There were also memories of a man's childhood in the workhouse with th e bitterness caused by family separation and the overcrowded conditions . Devizes, 4 and 18th January Two discussion evenings, the first based on the recent BBC television series researching family histories . It was pointed out that the BBC provided excellent advice about national records such as census return s but almost ignored the resources available locally . It provided a good chance to exchange ideas and experiences plus a member's admission, long before becoming a family historian, for being responsible for an entry in a parish register that could , on reflection, be misleading . The second was an Internet discussion when w e shared recent internet research experiences . As well as the well established sites some members had found 'treasure' in less familiar places such as WFHS Apr 2005 Page 39

freecen .rootsweb .com or www .rootsweb .com and in archives at www .a2a .org .u k More members are now using www .ancestry .com as well a s www .historicaldirectories .org/ and www .curiousfox .com which is alleged to have links to all parishes and is certainly worth checking. Rodney Whal e Trowbridge, 13 October : Mr and Mrs Christopher Nixon, The History o f Shoe Making. The talk encompassed a great many aspects of this trade an d covered from prehistoric times to the present day. Shoemaking was a much more widespread trade in years gone by, the 3rd largest before the Industrial Revolution . Shoemaking tools were demonstrated and the process of making shoes explained , from taking measurements to cutting the leather and sewing . Trowbridge, 8 December : Dennis Barnard, Chapmanslade — Village Life No w and Then Mr Barnard gave an entertaining talk, he has had first-hand experienc e of life in Chapmanslade for many years . As with most villages, Chapmanslade an d the immediate area has developed over time and it has had all the usual ingredient s including a school, church, public house and well-known characters . Trowbridge, 12 January : Helen Shalders, Window on Wiltshire's Heritag e The talk was designed to give details of the website ttp ://www .wowheritage .org .u k The Window on Wiltshire project aims to give digital access to websites wit h information on Wiltshire and to help people gain skills to update these resources . I t is supported by nineteen partners at present and it covers a wide variety of subjects , including architecture, museums, art, historic photographs, archives, nature, an d public material out of copyright . As well as these there is downloadable monthl y calendar and a screen-saver . Trowbridge, 9 February : Carey Chapman, Pioneer Aviatrix and Driver : Th e Hon . Mrs Victor Bruce . Born Mildred Mary Petre, she became The Hon . Mrs Victor Bruce and owned a house in Bradford on Avon . A love of speed developed and she won the Ladies Cup in the Monte Carlo rally, was a motorin g correspondent, and drove extensively through Europe, Africa and even to th e Arctic Circle . She also broke the speedboat record for crossing the Channel . Mrs Victor Bruce managed to fly around the world solo in a Blackburn Bluebird despite have little flying experience and later ran an airline . R, Gris t Malmesbury 8 December, Sue Appleby, Collection of Flat Irons . As soon as we learned that the Chinese were heating stones to smooth and flatten clothes in th e tenth century, English women couldn't wait to take on this tedious and never ending chore of ironing. We were shown an amazing array of irons from th e seventeenth century to the present day, from tiny travelling irons to a tailor's ver y heavy iron . Even an incredible petrol heated one . Malmesbury 26 January, Doreen Austin, An Evacuee's story . Between 1st an d 4th September 1939, the government sent 600,000 children escorted only by thei r teachers from wartime London by rail to live in the remote areas of th e countryside . Doreen ended up in Charlton, and she told us of her happ y experiences living with her new family, and how owing to unexpecte d circumstances she has lived in Charlton ever since . Jennifer Walker WFHS Apr 2005 Page 40

MORE LETTERS TO BRADFORD ON AVO N by Beryl Hurley LAST YEAR Wiltshire Family History Society published a book of letters fro m applicants for poor relief whose place of settlement was Bradford on Avon . Sinc e then we have found a few more letters in Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office (Cat . no . 77/138) . We hope that they will be included in a reprint of the book but in th e meantime we are publishing them in this journal . BALL Mrs, Salisbury, July 7 1817 . Dr Sir, a Poor woman of the Name of Bal l who is a near Neighbour of mine has requested me to apply on her behalf to th e Parish Officers of Bradford. I learn that she belongs to Bradford & that the Paris h Officers have been accustomed to allow her 2s per week which was paid through a Mrs Murrall, who informs Mrs Ball that Mr Ferris refuses to pay her any more . I believe this poor Woman to be very industrious, but unable to support hersel f without some Parochial assistance, you will therefore oblige me by enquiring wha t the Parish Officers intend to do, because if they will not relieve her here, I fear sh e must be removed to her Parish . I am Dr Sir Your most obed Servt John Noddin g jun, Sarum, July 7 1817. BREWER James, Bristol Nov 3th 1816 . Gentlemen, I am sorry to trouble yo u but two of my family are very ill and I am out of Imploy therefore Gentlemen I ask a favour on you if granted will entirely free you from me being a parishoner at Bradford for ever I can take a house at more than ÂŁ10 10s pr year the which I hav e got a promise on and Likewise the promise of constant imploy, of taking i n mangling but want a sum of money to get a good Mangle & other necessarie s belonging to it, which may come to about 10s then i shall be able to bring up m y family & you will be intirely free'd from me, if you grant my request, if no t (Gentlemen) I must be obliged to come to the Parish, as there is no Liklehood o f my getting but little imploy this winter in Bristol, therefore hope (Gentlemen) yo u will take it in consideration and send me an ansr soon that I may know how t o proseed be so good as write to (me) James Brewer at Mr Tillies at the Rising Su n Castle ditch Bristol . I am Gentlemen your most obdet Servt James Brewer Bristo l Nov 3th 1816 . FREEBORN Willm, Leeds Workhouse Committee Room Nov 21 st 1816 . Gentlemen, I am requested by the Committee for the relief of the Poor to write to you to inform you that Willm Freeborn who has been resident here in Leeds abou t Eight years, six of which he has been working at the Manufactory of Messrs Wormald Gotts & Wormald but is now & have been for some Time unemployed , he has a Wife and three children the youngest is six Weeks and the oldest 4Âź year s old, he got his settlement by serving under an Indenture to Mr Possweb and afte r he failed he was transferred to Jno Edmunds where his indenture expired, you wil l no doubt see that this Man has been employed in our Parish and has kept off you r Parish when at the same Time our own Poor are out of Work and we are relievin g them, therefore we have come to the resolution that if we are compelled to reliev e WFHS Apr 2005 Page 41

and remove them we will not allow them to return any more but interest ourselve s as much as possible to have our own Poor employed in their Place, if you will giv e me an immediate Answer saying what casual relief you would wish the Family t o have I will order our Treasurer to pay it for your Account . Yours &c . James Broo k FREEBORN Wm, Leeds Workhouse Committee Room Dec 4th 1816 . Sir, I wrote to you about a fortnight ago respecting Wm Freeborn and Family who belong to your Parish, they are in very great distress and the Committee are ver y much surpriz'd that you have not attended to the representations which I made to you at their request, and I am again desired to request your immediate Answer an d I hope you will see the Propriety of doing it, trusting you will not fail giving me a n immediate answer saying what you would wish us to allow them . I remain Yours &c . James Brook. P.S . should James Ferris be the Overseer the man is known t o him but I will direct this to the Churchwarden as well as the Overseer . N .B . Wm Freeborn is a Free Member of a Friendly Society according to the 3 Ge o 3 that you will see we have a Power of both relieving and Removing Familie s under them Circumstances and charging you with the Expences attending the sam e but we wish to Act Neighbourly provided you are so disposed therefore as th e distress is casual you can say what you would wish to have done FREEBORN Willm, Bradford, Wilts, 8th Decr 1816 . Sir, Willm Freeborn i s known to have been once a Parishoner here he and his Family has been a long tim e residing out of the Parish he might have gain a settlement many times since i n other parishes unknown to me and as General overseer of this parish my Order i s not to run into an account and relieve paupers out of the parish I believe it is not your intention to intrude the Family unfairly upon us yet you certainly should hav e stated that he had not gained a settlement elswhere by renting or otherwise shoul d that be the case as the man is not here you will certainly see the impropriety of m y ordering them relief should you on enquiry find this parish to be his settlement wil l thank you give them such relief you would to your own parishoners from the firs t of December 1816 to the first of April 1817 and your reimburstment shat be repai d with thanks . Sir Your obedient Servant J . Ferri s GOODMAN Thomas, Swindon, 30 th May 1817 . . Gent, I beg to inform you that Thomas Goodman a Parishioner of yours resides in this parish and has Wife an d Five children (the last birth were Twins) he is in great Distress and of course requires assistance his wages are from 10s to 12s pr week which is the whol e earnings the family have to subsist on, he has not yet reced Relief from this paris h but must in a few days, his rent is also 2s pr week so that you may judge of hi s Situation will you think proper to allow him some weekly pay to reside here or would you wish they shod be removed to your Parish by an Order . I will thank yo u for a line in a day or two stating your Opinion and directions on this Subject as th e poor Man & his family are in immediate want of relief. I am Gent your most obdt Servt J . Gosling Assistant Oveseer, Swindon Wilts, 30 th May 181 7 GOODMAN Thos, Swindon 15 Dec 1817 . Sir, I have to apologize for not writing to you (agreeable to your direction) on or about the 29 th Sept last respecting WFHS Apr 2005 Page 42

the allowance to Thos Goodman a Parishioner of your living here . I have continued to pay him 5s pr week to the present time according to yours first Order and whic h 1 hope you will approve, I don't see that you can make any alteration at this Seaso n of the Year . The Amount paid is ÂŁ5 .10 .0 for 22 weeks from 12'h July to 13 'h De c Instant. You may remit a Five Pound Note & the rem . with other at Lady day next You will please to favor me with an Answer and by so doing will oblige You r humble Servt . T . Gosling . Swindon 15 Dec 1817 . 29 Dec 1817 sent a Marshfield and Gloucester Bank Note for ÂŁ5 No . L653 . GOODMAN Thos . Sir, I beg to inform you that I have recd your favor thi s morning with the Five Pound Marshfield & Bank inclosed and which shall be placed to the credit of the Acct of Payment to Thos Goodman your Parishioner . I am Sir Your humble Servt J . Gosling, Swindon 30th Dec 1817 . GOODMAN Thos, Swindon, 20 March 1818 . Sr, I take the liberty to infor m you that in consequence of the illness of Thos Goodman yr Parishioner at Swindo n I have advanced them his pay up to the 18'h April next making the sum now due to me Five Pounds which will thank you to remit me at your earliest convenience, a t the same you will please to instruct me as to future proceedings . The Man I believe endeavours to earn what he possibly can . I am Sir Your humble Servt J Goslin g 10 May 1818 Sent a five pound Note of the Wiltshire Union Bank No 4505 . GOODMAN Thos, Swindon l3 'h May 1818 . Sr, I duly received Yours with th e Five pound Note enclosed and have to inform you the Man is very unwell an d cannot work all his time, frequently losing two or three days in a week . I am Si r Your humble Servt . J . Goslin g INGRAM John . Sir, A man by the name John Ingram say he has three Childre n residing in Nottingham and that he and his circumstance is well known to you ha s apply'd for relief to this parish who has no objection of relieving him and hi s family Provided a person of respectability was to state the truth of being in rea l want . The favour of which we beg from you he says that he was a Sergeant in 7 6 Regt of foot and was wounded abroad . We suppose he had a pention the amount o f which we shal be Oblidg to you to inform us and should his distress be real if yo u will have the goodness to advance him three shillings per week from the Elevent h day of November to the first week of April 1817 this parish will remit you th e amount in what way you shal please to order your answer will oblidge . Sir you r Humble Servant J Ferris Overseer . To Mr Samuel Payne solicitor Willowgat e Nottingham . (The original letter has minor alterations in pencil ) INGRAM John, Nottingham 23 November 1816 . Sir, I am favor'd with your letter of the 13 'h Inst. John Ingram the person mentioned by you I have know n about two years, his wife was admitted an out patient of our Infirmary on m y recommendation and she died in the Autumn of last year leaving three children, th e oldest about 7 or 8 and the youngest three years all girls, if they had been boys I could have sent them to our national school, but as the fact is, the girls School i s upon a time limited scale & not so easy of introduction . I think the Father is honest and industrious . I understand he was formerly in the Army & is now a pensioner WFHS Apr 2005 Page 43

Of his real situation at this time I know only what he represents . Trade is not in a flourishing state with us & consequently there are so many persons of hi s description unemployed that I incline to think it almost impossible he can provid e for his children without some parochial aid . I will with pleasure make him th e weekly payment of three shillings as you desire and your parish attorney can pa y my agent the amount at the time mentioned in your letter and when you wish it t o cease you must remember to give me some weeks notice as I shall, to save trouble , most probably pay him a month in advance, indeed I have done so already . I am Si r Your most obed Srv, Samuel Payne . INGRAM John, Nottingham Jun 3 `d 1817 . John Ingram who Belongs to you r Parish but who is now a resident of the Parish of St . Peters Nottingham is very Il l of the Rumattic Fever . He is Fallen upon Our Parish, is under our Physician w e have taken out Orders of Removal but they are suspended And our Magistrates i n consideration of his Case, as his moneys derived from his Pensition were al l expended though 1/10/2 pr day and he and no income whatever but 1 /6 pr wee k from a child have Ordered the Family 10/- pr week which sum we now actuall y paying and hope when we send our Bill you will redilly remitt the same togethe r with Physicians Bill June 3 `d 1817 . Committee Room, Broad Marsh, St . Peters Nottingham John Hudson, Assist to the Overseers . PAPPS Richard . To cash paid to the family of Richard Papps from 8 `s Apl 181 6 to July 15' 1817 amounting to 67 weeks @ 4/ pr week £ 13 .8 .0 . Sir, As above yo u have a statement of our acct, which I have sent a former 3 times by Post, and no t having any answer induces me to write to you being supplyed with an opportunit y of sending the acct personally, I hope thereore you will now send the money by th e bearer who will bring it safe, in compliance with my request you will much oblige . Sir Your Obdt Servt D . Peyton Stroud 22 July 181 7 PAPPS Richd . Cash paid to Richd Papps & family from 8'h April 1816 to 8 ' h April 1817 52 weeks @ 4/- £10 .8 .0 . Sir, As above I have sent you our acct whic h please to remit as soon as convenient, as we are now settling our last years acc t your compliance with my Request will much oblige Sir, your obdt hble Servt Dan l Peyton Stroud 9`s April 181 7 Stroud 28 th June 1817 . sir, I have written too you respecting the settlement of our last years Acct which I have not been favoured with an answer from you, I shal l feel oblige with you remitance of thee money as you Know there is a Quarter o f Year expired since the Yearly accts of the Parish are made up therefore I hope yo u will take it into consideration and remit me the money by return of post, you r compliance with my request will much oblige . sir Your obdt hble Sert Danl Peyto n PAPPS Richd. Bradford to Stroud 35 weeks July 21 51 1817 – March 23 `d 1818 4/per week £7 .0 .0 . Sent 9`h day of Aprl 181 8 Sir, As above I have sent you our account which I hope you will find correct, at th e same time will thank you for a remitance of the above as I want to settle the yearl y accounts and oblige . sir, Your obdt Servant Dan! Peyton, Stroud 20 th March 181 8 WFHS Apr 2005 Page 44

Stroud I I April 1818 . Sir, I received your letter 9'h inst with a Draft inclosed value seven Pounds, which I have Credited your account with, and for which I return yo u my sincere thanks and remain Your respectfully Daniel Peyto n PITT Widow, Leeds Workhouse Committee Room Dec 16 'h 1818 . Gentlemen, I am requested to write to you by the Committee respecting Widow Pitt who appeared before us yesterday for some relief, we investigated the case and shoul d recommend you to hand her some, and if you inclose it to me or our Treasurer I will take care that it is properly applied, she has lost her husband some Time sinc e his Name was Paul Pitt, he had some relief from you about 6 years ago, th e Settlement is clear, she has one child, and if Trade would mend from he r appearance we think she would manage to do, but she being in the family way, sh e will require something during her Confinement and if you will allow her what yo u would allow another under similar Circumstances she will be satisfied, waitin g your answer . I remain yours &c . James Broo k SMITH Elizabeth . Sir, Elizabeth Smith was some Time since removed to yo u under the order of Two Magistrates from the Parish of Bathwick : certain Expense s were incurred under the Order of Suspension which have not been paid by you to Bathwick Parish, I am therefore desired to write to you requesting a remittance o f the Amount as the Overseers Accounts for the quarter will shortly be audited. I a m Sr Your obt Sery Josh Page, No 9 Fountain Bldgs, Bath . Nov 30'h 1818 . WEBBER Elizath, Infirmary & Dispensery Bath Sep 5 `h Dear Sir, Elizth Webber, living in Avon Street has been in the Dispensary for a few weeks with a bad leg. She is just discharged but not quite well and of course unable to work, yo u will oblige me therefore to allow her a little assistance for two or three weeks til l she is better & I will see the money properly applied if you will send it to me b y the bearer . She belongs to Bradford. from your &c &c J . Crosby . Sent by W m Morgan No 17 Avon St Bath 20s .

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LETTERS From Julie Johnson (6684 ) I read in the October journal a short piece on FIBIS (Families in British Indi a Society) . For some time I have been trying to find out about an ancestor who I know, from an obituary on his father found in a local newspaper, was Principal o f the Armenian College in Calcutta in 1926 . Having tried various means of gathering more information without success, I joined FIBIS . For anyone with an interest in tracing ancestors in India, it is a wonderful organisation . The Society provides a wealth of information ; books, Email sites etc . I was extremely lucky in that someone carried out research for m e in the British Library — I don't often go to London . Eventually I received a copy o f Albert Ernest Clarke's marriage details and also information on his death . I stil l have a lot to find out, but thanks to FIBIS, I have some definite information . Laurel Cottage, 4 Tapps Lane, Woolavington, Somerset TA7 8EL From R .E .Waite During research into my family in Wiltshire, I came across the following, and I would be interested to learn if any of my fellow readers of the journal can explai n the comment appended to this particular burial entry for Malmesbury in the 17 th century, William Wayte "one of the 24" buried 26th August 1670 . There must have been a strong reason for the insertion, but what ? /8a Lower Road , Chinnor , Oxfordshire OX39 4D T Editor's Note I am informed that Malmesbury's charter of 1635, making Malmesbury a fre e borough, ordered that there be an Alderman, 12 Capital Burgesses and 2 4 Assistants who shall be "counsellors and helpers of the Alderman" I suppose this i s something akin to mayor, aldermen and councillors . From Ann Mitchell (6505 ) In answer to your query on page 26 of the January issue, about the epitaph on Joh n Higgs, the following information can be found in a guide to St Mary's parish Church, Cheltenham " Near the path on the east side can be seen the tombstone of JohnHiggs with the quaint inscription "To the memory of John Higgs, died 182 5 Here Lies etc " The stone is laid flat and has suffered erosion and is not no w very easy to read " A copy of the epitaph is also in Ward Lock's Guide to the Cotswolds (thir d edition) . Little Fairy Cross, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 OL L A letter to the same effect has also been received from Mrs Dancey (105) o f Cheltenham . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 46

HELP WANTED & OFFERE D Bryan Gay (4495), 21 Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8AE, would like t o find the birthplace of John GAY, between 1825 and 1831 in Wiltshire . Given a s Melksham in 1871 census, father was Thomas . He married Elizabeth SMITH fro m Penhow in 1855 at St Woolas, Newport, and later reached Llanhileth . He is not the John Gay b 1834 at Holt with a father Thomas — Bryan can supply information o n this one if anyone is interested , Ann Howlett (6534) 27 Sandall Road, Ealing, London W5 !HZ ian@questa .fsnet .co .uk would be very interested to hear from anyone wh o remembers visiting Rogers ironmongery shop in Church Street Trowbridge . There is a photo in "Trowbridge in Old Photographs" of the frontage as she remembers i t (c 1950) when my grandfather George Rogers worked there . Does the building loo k very different now and what is it used for ? Monica Baker, 7 Talsiman Walk, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1EE, Emai l monica .baker@btinternet .com has an unwanted birth certificate for Wm Dan . POWELL b . Lower Stratton 1886 and a marriage certificate for the same nam e who mar . Julia CHURCH otherwise DANCE at Swindon 1908 . She is trying to trace a Daniel POWELL, s of Thomas & Ann Powell ne e DOLMAN who were married at Christian Malford 1880 and brother of Arthu r William Powell born at Wantage Berks in 1888 . Cannot find Daniel in registration , so this may not be his first name . Any help with this Powell family would b e appreciated . Arthur William was married in Weslyan Chapel Bradford on Avo n 1912 and dau Phyllis was born at 17 Trowbridge Rd Bradford . In September 1915 .


Jane Carpenter buried February 22 n d William The son of Edward Coster buried March 1 1 `h Widow Batter buried March 15 0h Henry Moor buried March 18 `1 William Brown buried May 1 S ' Memorandum . Five last registered died of a feavour wich was ver fatal) in this an d the upper parish and more especially to such who wer left blaid [bleed] in the tim e of the sickness fifteen died in Collingbourne Kingston within ten weeks of th e distemper probably caused by the late mild winter . Robert Marshman died of the same distemper June 6th being the same day Bs [th e Bishop] preached. By experience it was found that a common medicine calle d Decoctum Sacrum was of excellent use, few dyig of the feavour who made use o f that remedy . WFHS Apr 2005 Page 47

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Enaland. 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 Riding Yorks . Ess Essex, GIs Gloucester . Ham Hampshire . Hef Hereford. Hrt Hertford. Hum Humherside. 10M Isle of Man . IOW Isle of Wight . Hun Huntingdon . Ken Kent. Lan Lancashire. Lei Leicester. Lin Lincoln. Lnd London. Mdx Middlesex . May (Merseyside). Nbl Northumberland Nfk Norfolk . Ntt Nottingham. Nth Northampton . Oxf Oxford. Rut Rutland. Sal Shropshire . Mk Suffolk . Som Somerset . Sry Surrey . Sax Sussex. Sts Staffordshire . SiE E. Sussex. SaW W . Sussex. War Warwick . Wes Westmorland . Wil Wiltshire . WMd W. Midland. Wor Worcester. Yks Yorkshire. WRY W . Rid ing. NRY N . Riding. EYK E . Yorks. NYk N . Yorks. SYk S. Yorks. WYk W . Yorks. WIa Wales. Agt Anglesey . Bee Brecon . Cae Caernarvon. 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. Ad Argyllshire . Ayr Ayrshire. Ban Banffshire . But Buteshire. Dfs Dumfriesshire, Inv Inverness-shire, Kkd Kirkcudbrightshire, LKS Lanarkshire, Mid Midlothian, Nai Nairnshire. RFW Renfrewshire Wig Wigtownshire - Ch I Channel Islands. Ind India, Id Ireland. Ant Antrim Cav Cavan Cor Cork Lou Louth Mog Monaghan May Mayo, Wic Wicklow, Mr Northern Ireland . Tyr Tyrone, Blg Belgium, . BGU British Guiana. CAN Canada, Ger Germany. SA South Africa, USA United States of America, WI West Indies . Nomenclature: < pre or before ; > post or later than, year or century shown; e early e.g. a l9c early 19`" century. Names Under Research Morn ID: Researh Name + Location : 6716 (CLM)ILFORD Fisherton Delamere 6883 ABBOTT Windsor 6887 ALDER Abingdon 6883 ALEXANDER All 6842 ANDREW(S) All 6842 ANDREW(S) Castlebar 6842 ANDREW(S) Manchester 6363 ANGEL Caine 6244 ASHLEY Tilshead / Ramsbury 6838 AUST Trowbridge 6805 AXFORD Foothill / Mankton / Swindon 6805 AXFORD Oxford 6883 BAILEY Bishops Cannings 6882 BAKER Salisbury 6587 BARNES Little Somerford 6826 BARNES Ramsbury 6829 BARNES Seend / Urchfont / Devizes 6876 BARRATT Donhead St Mary

County County : Century Men ID : Reseach Name + Location : Wil 18-19c 6888 BARRETT Wimbome 6826 BATH Ramsbury Brk 19c 6889 BELFORD Grange Oxf 19c 6266 BENDALL All Tvr 19c Dev <e19c 6881 BENYON Rossett 6820 BIGGS Oldland Common Mav <m19c 6884 BLAN(CHM)ETT Wootton Bassett Lan >m19c 6889 BOLTON Leamington Spa MI all 6832 BONIFACE All Wil m18-20c 6867 BOWERY Tavemham Wil 19c 6804 BOWEY Salisbury / Fisherton Wil 19c Anger 6806 BOWLER All Oxf 19c 6806 BOWLER All Wil 18-20c 6857 BOWYER Bradford on Avon Wil 20c 6881 BRADBURY Walsall Wil 17-18c 6881 BRATCHELL Maiden Wil all 134 BRINKWORTH Bowden Hill I Wit 18.20c Sandy Lane Wil 18-19c

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: Century : Dor 18-19c Wil al l Cor 180 Som 19c Den 19c GIs 19c Wil 17c-20 War 19c Wit 18-19c Nlk 19c Wil 19 c Oxf 19 c Wil 19c Wil 19c Ste 19c WiI 196 WiI <19 c

134 6888 6888 6476 6863 6266 6864 4082 6811 8856 6888 6816 6881 6816 6890 6363 6811 6363 6816 6816 6832 6236 6827 6827 6816 6888 6842 5814 6716 8266 6883 6842 6837 134 134 6476 6842 8842 6889 6476 5814 6829 6889 6889 6842 6842 6831 8824 5814 6888 6888 6864 6826 6838 6816

BRINKWORTH Laoodc / Deny Hill / Chittoe BROADHURST All BROADHURST All BROOKMAN Pyrford BROWN Melksham BROWNING All BUCKLAND Caine Melksham SUDDEN Cranborne BULL Westbury BUNCE Malmesbury BUNCE Shilton BUNGAY Alderbury BURNETT Tadcaster BUTT Malmesbury BUTT Salisbury BUTTON Caine BUTTON Stevenage BUTTON-BALL Caine CABLE East Gnmstead CABLE West Dean CHALK(E) Downton CHAMBERLAIN Shipton Bellinger CHANNON Penzance CHANNON Plymouth CHAPMAN North Bradley CLACK Shilton CLAPTON Oxford CLARK IยงosfOrth CLELFO(jD Wylye CLEMENT$ All CLEMENTS Clogher / Five Mile Town CLOSE Bermondsey / Rothertathe COAKES Wimbome COLE(S) Laoodc / Deny Hill COLE(S) Pewaham / Chippenham COLES Chitteme M Saints COLLINS Fisherton Anger COLLINS Southampton COLTHURST All COUSINS Wootton St Lawrence CROOK Bath CUFF(E) Milton Abbas / Hilton CUMMINS Cork CUNARD Germantown, Philadelphia DA(L)GLE()SH Overton DA(L)GLI(E)SH London DALY Portsmouth / Portsea Island DANDO Bath DAWSON Gosforth DEAR All DEAR Downton DENNES Easterton DENNIS Ramsbury DENSLEY Englistx:ombe DERHAM Frome



Brk Ham Sry Wil Wil Wil Dor Wil Wil Oxf Wil Yks Wil Wil Wil Hrt WI Wil Wil Wil Ham Con Dev WI Oxf Oxf Nbl Wil Bre Tvr

18-20c 18-20c <ml9c 20c el9c 17-18c 17c 18-19c 18c 18-19c 17-16c 19c 17c i9c 17-18c 18-19c 17-18c 18-19c 17-18c 19c 18-19c <17c 18c 18c 18c <el9c 17c 18-19c 19c 19c

Sry Dor Wil Wil WI Wil Ham Cor Ham Som Dor Cor USA

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6864 6883 2833 8886 6829 6857 6363 6838 6881 6864 6363

DIX High Littleton DOBSON Windsor DOWDING All DOWN Warminster, St . Denys DRAKE Hilton DRAPER Bradford on Avon DUCK Caine DUTTON Englishcombe DYKE Chippenham EDWARDS Caine EDWARDS Calstone Wellington / Caine EDWARDS North Nibley EDWARDS Rodbourne Cheney EDWARDS Wanborough ELKINS Westbury ENGLAND Whaddon / Aldebury EVANS Newcastle Eniyn FERRIS Market Lavington FERRIS Market Lavington FEW Potteme FEWBERT Shapwick FLETCHER East Knoyle FLOOK All FOGDEN Chichester FORD Soberton FOSTER Swindon FRAMPTPON Ashmore FRANCIS Telhsford FRANK(HA/U)M Basingstoke area FREEMAN Ashmore FROST Bath FURNALL Chitteme All Saints GALE Folke GARKAE(R/Y) Boston GARMSTON Bristol GARMSTON Salisbury GIDDINGS UrdAont Area GILBERT Chinon GILES Ramsbury GILL Wallingford GILLET(T) Hilton Area GLASS Bushton GODDARD Ramsbury GODDEN Bath (Walcot) GODDEN Market Lavington G000IN(G) Bath (Walcot) GODDIN(G) Market Lavington GODIN Bath (Walcot) GODIN Market Lavington GOOD Wanborough GOODENOUGH Damerham GOWING Manesford GRA(I)NGER Wallop Are a GRAYER Bramshaw / Landfor d

6363 6816 6816 8849 6880 6889 6372 6478 6829 4082 6816 6881 6890 6476 6363 4082 6816 6476 4082 6864 6476 4082 6842 6842 6842 6829 6829 6826 6888 6829 6880 6828 6864 6864 6864 6864 6864 6864 6816 6832 6363 6829 6820 6883 GREEN Cheddar / Easton 6816 GREENHILL Southwick / North Bradley

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Som 18-19c Brk 19-20c All all Wil 19c Dor all Wil 19c Wil all Som 18c Wil 19c Wil 17-18 c Wil 17-18 c GIs 16-18 c Wil 17-18 c Wil 15-17 c Wil 15-19 c Wil 18-19c Cron 19 c WI 16-m1 t Wil al l Wil 18-20c Dor 17c Wil 17-18c GIs 19c Ssx al l Ham 17c Wil al l Dor 17c Wil ei9c Ham al l Dor 17c Som 17-18c Wil 18c Dor 18c Lin <ml9c Brs <ml9c Wll <el9c Wil all Wil 18-19c Wil all Oxf 18-20c Dor 18-19c Wil 19c Wit all Som 17-19 c Wil 17-19c Som 17-19 c Wil 17-19 c Som 17-19 c Wil 17-19 c Wil 17 c WI >17c Sfk all Ham all Wil 19 c Som 16-20c Wil al l

6816 6716 6806 6881 6629 6826 6842 6842 6842 6842 6816 6236 6831 6831 6862 6883 6821 6889 4082 6832 6832 6838 6889 6871 4082 6829 6476 6816 6838 5814 4082 6806 6816 4082 4082 5814 6824 6816 6881 4082 6827 6827 6881 6820 6881 6814 6871 4082 6886 6806 6838 6881 6816 8871

GREENHILL Tellisford GUILDFORD London HAINES Buddand HALE Stert HALL Etchilhampton Area HAMBLIN Ramsbury HAN(D)LEY Boston HAN(D)LEY Hull HAN(D)LEY Manchester HAN(D)LEY Westminster/ Lambeth HANDY Rodboume Cheney HANKINSON Warrington HANKS Malmesbury HANKS Portsmouth / Gosport HARDING North Bradley / Westbury HARPER Middleham HARRIS Brokenborough HARRIS Lambeth HASKELL Ashmore HAYCROFT All HAYCROFT All HAYDEN Barten Regis HAYDON Portsea HAYWARD Chirton HEDGECOCK Child Okeford HENDLEY Wallop Area HIBBERD Warminster HILL Brokenborough HILL Milton Clevedon HILL Woodalung HINE Child Okeford HINGE South Marston HINTON Wanborough HISCOCK Child Okeford / Fontmell Magna HISCOCK Long Critchell HODGSON Durham HOLTON Warminster HOLWELL Bradford on Avon HORDER All HOUSE Puddletown HUET Oswestry HUET Wolverhampton HUMPHREY Chichester HUMPHREYS All HUNT Great Bedwyn HUNT Great Bedwyn HURD Frome HUTCHINS Iweme Courtney / Minster HUTIN All IN(D)GE All IVIN Quenington JACKSON Biddestone JACKSON Heywood JARVIS Marden

Som Lnd Wil Wil Wit Wil Lin Evk Lan Lnd

all 19-21c 18c 19c all all e18-19c <ml9c >el9c >ml9c

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4082 4082 6889 6857 6888 6816 6890 6716 6716 6716 6716 6820 6816 4082 6842

6826 6883 6836

JENKINS Cranborne JOHNSON Puddletown JOHNSON Stepney JORY All KEEN Oxford KEMP Collingboume Duds KENDLE Portsmouth KIL(FN)ORD Wylye KILFORD All KILFORD London KILVER(T/D) Wylye KIMBER Burbage KINGMAN Trowbridge KNIGHT Fontmell Magna L(AU/OW)RIE Kirkcubnght/ Troqueer L(AU/OW)RIE Manchester L(AU/OW)RIE Whitehaven L(ENIEO)NARD Leighton Bromswold LANGFIELD Ramsbury / Pewsey LANGFORD Stepney LANSDOWN Devizes

6836 4082 4082 6826 6888 6881 6889 6816 5814 6238 6888 6587 6881 6871 6266 6266 6842 6804 6842 6476 6825 6863 4082 6883 6816

I.ANSDOWNE Glastonbury LAWRENCE Fontmell Magna LAWRENCE Sutton Waldren LAY Ramsbury LAY Shilton LEA Gnossall LEWIS Laughame LIGHT East Grimstead LOFT All LUCAS Lichfield MAISEY Shilton MARTIN Kilbum MASLEN Wilsford MASLIN Marden / Chirton MASON All MASON All MAT(T)HEWS Shinfield MAY Trowbridge MAYO Westminster /Lambeth MEL(HA/LU)M Kingston area MERR(E/I)TT Bishops Cannings MILES Pewsey MITCHELL Iweme Minster MONTAGUE Langley Marish MOORE Southwick

4082 6880 8837

MOORES Puddletown MORGAN Broughton MORRIS Winterboume Strickland / Tumworth MORTIMER Trowbridge MULCOCK Highworth MULLENS Ashmore MURPHY Rawdon, Nova Scotia NAIRN Newborough NEW Ramsbury

6842 6842 6811

8838 6862 4082 6889 6824 6826

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Dor 16c Dor 18c Mdx 19c Con all OM 18-19c 17-18c Wil Ham 19c Wil 18-19 c IOW 19-21 c Lnd 19-21 c Wil 18-19 c Wil 19c Wil 18 c Dor 17 c Kkd 18-19c Lan Cul Hun

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19c 19c 17c 18c 17-18c all

4082 6816 6827 6716 6857 6883 6236 5814 8816 6830 6881 6888 6842 8842 6842 6842 6888 6816 6816 6889 6890 6831 6871 6884 6818 6476 6818 6821 6831 6825 6825 6820 6816 6880 6824 6826 6869 6881 6838 6831 6811 6889 6888 6857 6829 6829 6372 6372 6814 6837 8266 8890 6842 6587

NEWMAN lucerne Courtney NEWTH Parton NICHOLSON Barford St . Martin NOBBS All NOTTLE Bodmin Moor Area ONIONS Walsall / Madeley PACKMAN Knodkholt PALMER Bath PARADICE Trowbridge PARFITT Chapmanslade I Corstey PARKER Renton PARKINS All PEARCE Bristol PEARCE Lambeth PEARCE Salisbury PEARCE Weslrinster / Islington PENN Highworth PERRETT Melksharn PERROTT Southwick PETERS Gagetown, New Brunswick PETERS Horsham PITT Malmesbury PLANK Marden / Chinon POPLE High Ham PORTER Trowbridge PRICE Shipton Tysoe PRIOR North Bradley PURNELL Long Newton / Brokenborough

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SEYMOUR Purton / Malmesbury SHEPPARD Marden / Devizes SIMS Staines SLAYMAKER Ramsbury SMALL East Knoyle / Berwick St Leonard s SMART Quenington SMART Wimbome SMITH All SMITH All SMITH Codford St Peter /Codford St. Mary SMITH Collingboume Kingston SMITH Imber SMITH Wanborough SPURIN Langley Marrish STAGG Fifield / Fyfield Area STAR Chedda r STEDMAN Warminster area STONE Chapmanslade / Homingsham /Corsley STONE Kingston Deverill STREET Bishopstone SUMMERS Bremhill SWANNELL Barnes TANSOM All TAUNTON Montacute TEMPLER All TITFORD Warminster TOMLINSON Ramsbury TOMPKINS Southwick TRAVERS Hetyfield TUBB West Dean TUCK Ramsbury USHER Southwick VACHER Milton Abbas VICKERS Basingstoke WADE Salisbury WAINE Aldsworth WAINE Burford WAIT Caine WAKELY Trowbridge WALKER Chute area WARREN Cripplegate WEBB Downton WEDGE Basingstoke Area WEEKS Malmesbury WEGG Southwark WERE Tiverton WEST Maidstone WEST Tunbridge Wells WEY Portsmouth WHATLEY Seend WHITE Ramsbury WILKINS Pewsev WILLIAMS All WILLIAMS Farley WILLIAMS Welland

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6832 6816 6372 6889 6862

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Address of members whose interests appear in this journa l 134 - DAVIES, Mr John, 88, Killigrew Street, FALMOUTH Cornwall TR11 3PR UK : 2833 "DOWDING, Mr John, Flat 1, 17 Fen Street Nayland COLCHESTER Essex CO6 4HT UK : dowelingŠ 4082 - JONES, Mr Michael C N, White Cottage 44 Sandhurst Road WOKINGHAM Berks RG40 3J D UK: mcnjones@hotmail .com 5814 - WEST, Mrs. & Mr . Sylvia & Ronald, 96, Shafestbury Avenue, Park North, SWINDON Wilts . SN 3 2AB UK: 6236 - HANKINSON, Mr. & Mrs. Les & Jackie, 12, Middle Street, West Harnham, SALISBURY Witts. SP2 8LL UK: I 6244 - ASHLEY, Mr . Simon, 30, Victoria Drive East, Odstock Road, SALISBURY Wilts SP2 8BJ UK : simon .ashley@salisbury nhs .uk 6266 - JONES, Ms . Jeanette E., 1B, Alverstoke Road, SOUTHSEA Hants PO4 8RP UK : jjoines@ic24 .net 6363 - TANSOM, Ms. Julia, 6, Ha'Penny Dell, WATERLOOVILLE Hants . PO7 5RQ UK: julia@tansom .co .uk 6372 - SAINSBURY, Ms. Petrina, 431,SE 6th Avenue, POMPANO BEACH Florida 33060 USA : airduct@att .net 6476 "ANDREWS, Mrs. Lyn, Ash Lea, 16, Melbourne St ., HEBDEN BRIDGE, West Yorkshire HX 7 6AS UK: Iyn@andrews2001 .fsnet .co .u k 6587 - SAUNDERS, Mrs.& Mr . Miriam A . & Ernest Ronald, 53, Staton Road, PURTON Wilts. SN5 4E L UK : miriam@saunders1257.freeserve .co.u k 6716 "NOBBS, Mr. Philip, 44, Lewis Road, CHIPPING NORTON Oxon . OX7 5JS UK: 6778 - WALTER, Ms . Anne Elizabeth, 143, Melbourne Road, Aspley, NOTTINGHAM Notts . NG8 5HJ UK : 6804 MAY, Mr . Alan Keith, 33, Glebe Avenue, Hunstanton, KING'S LYNN Norfolk PE36 6BS UK : keithmay19@hotmail .co m 6805 - PATRICK, Mr. Peter W., 3, Great Grove, Abbeyrnead, GLOUCESTER Gloucs . GL4 4QT UK : 6806 - INDGE, Mrs. Christine, Birchwood, Crews Hill Court, ALFRICK Worcester WR6 5HF UK : 6811 "BALL, Mr . William F., The Corner House, Kingsway, Nettteham, UNCOLN Lincs. LN2 2QA UK : ballwf@aol .com 6814 - ROBSON, Mrs. Janet, Bridge Cottage, New Street Lane, BRIDPORT Dorset DT6 3SD UK : k 6816 - MARSH, Mrs. Cathie, 58/30 Weller Road, Tarragindi, BRISBANE Queensland 4121 Australia : cmarsh@netspace .net.a u 6820 "LEE, Mrs. Jill, Manor Farm House, Micheldever, WINCHESTER Hants . SO21 3DA UK : jilllee30@aol .com 6821 - SIMMS, Mr. Mike, 56, Fufwell Road, BOZEAT Northants. NN29 7LY UK: mikesimms456@hotmail .com 6824 - SAUNDERS, Mrs . Anne, 4, Kings Close, West Moors, FERNDOWN Dorset BH22 OHP UK : aibsaunders@tiscali .co.u k 6825 - RANDALL, Mrs. Victoria, 9, The Old Brewery, Rode, FROME Somerset BA11 6NU UK : gkrandall@btintemet .com 6826 - HAMMOND, Mrs. Meg, 1/68, North Street, ULLAOULLA New South Wales 2539 Australia : meghammond@dodo .com .au 6827 - WILSON, Mrs . Betty, P .O. Box 149, FIVE DOCK New South Wales 2046 Australia : bettywil@bgpond.

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Address of members vutwse Interests appear In this journa l 6829 - HANMER, Mrs & Mr . Sandra & Jim, 2, Hunters Lodge, Henton, WELLS Somerset BA5 1PD UK : .uk 6830 ' PARFITT, Mr. Kenneth John, 26, Denbeigh Drive, TONBRIDGE Kent TN10 3PP UK : kenparfitt@kenpa rfitt. plus. com 6831 ' HANKS, Mrs . Ann Marie, 14, Armarda Way, Westward Ho!, BIDEFORD Devon EX39 1XB UK : 6832 - HAYCROFT, Mr. Derek, 4, Pembroke Gardens, WOKING Surrey GU22 7DR UK : derekhaycroft@aol .com 6836 - DEMPSEY, Mr. & Mrs . Paul & Marjorie, 26, Dane Road, MARGATE Kent CT9 2AA UK : 6837 - SAPH, Mrs. Barbara, Dene Cottage, Twiggs Lane, Marchwood, SOUTHAMPTON Hants . SO40 4UN UK : barbara .saph@btintemetcom 6838 - BENNETT, Mr . Roger, The Homestead, Parsons Lane, Lowbands, REDMARLE Y Gloucestershire GL19 3SJ UK : 6840 - ROBY, Miss Salty, 9, Larch Close, TEIGNMOUTH Devon TQ14 8SD UK : 6842 - MARTIN, Mrs . Beryl Joyce, 3, Blackthorn Circuit, MENAI New South Wales 2234 Australia : beryljmartin@hotmail .com 6849 - ELKINS, Mr. & Mrs . John & Julia, 20, Glynswood CHINNOR Oxon OX39 4JE UK : john .elkins3@virgin .net 6853 - SUMMERS, Mr . Richard, 6, Wickbridge, Bremhill, CALNE Wilts . SN11 9LG UK: 6856 - SEYMOUR, Mr. & Mrs . Michael & Anne, Brook End, Church Walk, Ashton Keynes, SWINDON Wilts. SN6 6PB UK : 6857 "JORY, Mr . & Mrs . Frederick Peter & Janet 29, Kingfisher Drive, Bowerhill, MELKSHAM Wilts . SN12 6FH UK: janet@jory3862 .freeserve .co .u k 6862 'MC KEEVER, Ms . Janice, 14, Farleigh Wick, BRADFORD-ON-AVON Wilts . BA15 2PU UK: m 6863 - SHORT, Mrs. Dawn Elizabeth, 31, Hopkins Way, WELLESBOURNE Warks . CV35 9UE UK: dawn@short2000 .uk 6864 GODDEN, Mr . Michael, 958, Galaxie Avenue, NAVAN Ontario K4B 1 N3 Canada : mediator@magma .ca 6867 - BOWERY, Mr . & Mrs. Sidney John & Joyce E ., Flat 28, Stanford Court, Sheep Street, DEVIZES , Wilts SN10 1EW UK: sydneyboweryŠbtintemetcom 6869 'REEVE, Mr . Scott, P .O. Box 34675 LONDON London E17 9WT U K 6871 "RAMSEY, Miss Nicki, 15, Greythome Road, WOKING Surrey GU21 3PG U K nicci@ramsay31 .fsnet .co .uk 6876 - RICHARDS, Mr. Geoffrey, Frondeg, Peniel Road, CARMARTHEN SA32 7DH UK : gwili@talk21 .com 6880 'TAYLOR, Mr . David, 26, Berkely Road, LOUGHBOROUGH Leics. LE11 3SJ UK: th etaykxs2e@btintemet com 6881 - BENYON-TUCKER, Mrs . Anthea, 4, Stokes Close, DEVIZES Wilts . SN10 2RS UK : antheabt@hotmail .com 6882 'DOUGLAS-HILL, Mr. T., Heatherdene, Blakemores Bank, Bayston Hill, SHREWSBURY Salop SY3 OED UK : trevor.douglashill@btintemetcom 6883 - GREEN, Mr. Adrian, 10B Petticoat Lane, Dillon Marsh, WESTBURY Wilts . BA13 4DG UK: kengreen@!diltoheights .freeserve .co .u k 6884 'CHIVERS, Miss Patricia, 67, St Ann Place, SALISBURY Wilts . SP1 2SU U K 8886 - DOWN, Mr. Keith I ., 30, Plaistow Ave., Hodgehill, BIRMINGHAM Warks . B36 8HQ UK: 6888 - BROADHURST, Mr. Geoffrey William Keith, 19, Wells Avenue, Feniton, HONITON Devon EX1 4 3DR UK easterhurstbooks@tal k21 .com 6889 'HARRIS, Mr. John Ashley, 14, Saddlers Mead, Wilton, SALISBURY Wilts . SP2 ODE UK: .uk 6890 - SAUNDERS, Mrs. Dana-Marie, 672, Western Drain Road, R .D .2, Whakatane, BAY OF PLENT Y 3080 New Zealand: .uk

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