Friday, 9 February 2018

skating in 1781

On the fifth of this month , in the morning at half past six , two Noordwijkers , by the name of Jan Vlieland  and Leendert Plug went on skates from Noordwijk to Scheveningen by sea.and arrived there at eight o'çlock.
This is so unique that even the oldest people never seen or heard of this before.
Because the ice is normally , even in the hardest of winters impossible .
And the beach so uneven and rough, but now smooth, as possibly never before ever happened.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Meeting the trains: casualties of war in Exeter 1914–19

Meeting the trains: casualties of war in Exeter 1914–19

On Thursday 8 October 1914, only a month into the First World War, a reporter from the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette saw a disembarkation that was to be repeated countless times in the next four years. 
Soon after 4 o’clock in the afternoon he saw ‘a couple of carriages’ and ‘some 25’ motor cars lent by Exeter residents ‘drawn up outside the entrance to ... Queen-Street [now Exeter Central] Station’ and the ‘special carriages attached to the express train’ that had just arrived. 
People were not allowed on the platform, but ‘huge crowds lined the vicinity of the station and the route’ as the cars and carriages hauled the ambulance trailers to one of the city’s War Hospitals; in 1917, the nurses meeting the trains would see a long file of gas-blinded men, each holding the clothes of the man in front, stumbling towards their transport. 35,000 such war wounded from Flanders and France passed through Exeter’s Red Cross five (eventually eight) Temporary War Hospitals, receiving surgery, treatment and rehabilitation; what had begun as a Devon Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) initiative became after 1916 an arm of the military campaign, under the 4th Southern General Hospital, Devonport. 
The original five hospitals were set up in the Eye Infirmary (Temporary, Hospital No. 1), 

Episcopal Modern School for Girls (No. 2), Workhouse Children’s Home (No. 3), Topsham Barracks (No. 4) and Bradninch Hall (No. 5). 
To back up the medical effort, the people of the city made cakes, grew fruit and vegetables, sewed clothing and prepared packs of wound dressings. 
Children gathered sphagnum moss from the marshland beside the river Exe, or helped make that foraged on Dartmoor into dressings that could absorb fluid from a wound and protect it from flies or other airborne infection, a surgical treatment officially approved by the War Office in 1916.

Among the qualified nurses on the wards, originally at the Eye Infirmary and later at the Episcopal Modern School in Pennsylvania Road, was ‘Sister Vlieland’ – Dorothy, second daughter of Alice Edith and Charles James and younger sister of Frances Maude, who had qualified around 1907 (probably at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital across the road from 20 Southernhay West, at that time still the family home) and volunteered to serve in 1914. 
War Hospital No. 2 treated patients with bomb and gunshot wounds, so saw many sepsis cases, caused when an open wound sustained on the battlefield became infected and, left untreated, caused bacteria to leach into the bloodstream. 
Apart from battlefield injuries or neurasthenia (shell-shock), many soldiers would also have been suffering from phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis or TB), rampant in the slum housing in which many of the soldiers had grown up; after 1917, recruits were screened for the disease on enlistment, but before the advent of x-rays many cases were missed, and in cold and wet battlefield conditions, exhaustion from unceasing fighting and often poor food, a primary infection could quickly become a secondary and fatal one. 
Conditions at the front – mud, rats and, in theatres such as Egypt and Greece, insect bites such as the one that caused the poet Rupert Brooke’s death in April 1915 – were all inimical to efforts to improve hygiene and sanitation. Wound-cleaning agents such as carbolic or saline dressings, or the mixture of sodium hydrochlorate and boric acid known as Carrel-Dakin’s solution, could be of only limited use in the days before antibiotics. London chemist, Henry Dakin, and three doctors – Harry Platts and Frederick Escritt, who both survived the war, and Alfred Gould, a South Devon doctor from Holne, who was killed in France in May 1918 – were among those who experimented with ways to limit the transmission of disease, but most of it bore real fruit only after the war. 
The Exeter hospitals were among the first to routinely use Carrel-Dakin’s solution, and their stress on hygiene mirrored that of Alice Edith in her paediatric work in Heavitree. Dorothy died at home on 17 June 1917; we do not know how she died, but an infection contracted from one of those she was trying to heal seems the most likely cause. 
As Temporary Hospital No. 2 was in the parish of St David’s Church, Dorothy has her place on the Roll of Honour there.

Particular thanks are due to Julia Neville ( and the Exeter War Hospitals Research Group; also to the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Exeter Memories and Legendary Dartmoor ( for some of the material in this post,and to Barbara !
So far we have no picture of Dorothy Vlieland.
It could well be her on the picture of the opening of the Rougemond garden standing behind Nicholas  Vlieland.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Dancing and deportment in Exeter

Dancing and deportment in Exeter

At the New Year’s Fancy Dress Ball in the Exeter Guildhall in 1895, the MC (master of ceremonies, who greeted the guests, announced which dances were to be performed and when dinner was to be served) was Giovanni Vinio.

Giovanni (probably b. 1868) was one of the members of the Italian Vinio family who were ‘kings’ of the dance community in the city at that time. Another was Charles William Ray Vinio (born Carlo Guglielmo Ray Vinio, probably in the 1840s, and naturalised as British in 1878). Charles was in partnership with Hubert Mason in ‘the business of Teachers of Dancing and Deportment at the city of Exeter and elsewhere in the county of Devon under the style of the firm of Mason and Vinio’, as the article of dissolution of the partnership in December 1885 stated. The formal name of the business was ‘The Exeter Academy of Dancing, Deportment and Calisthenics’, and an advertisement in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette stated that it will be ‘OPEN for the term, at the Royal Public Rooms’ (we may remember similar advertisements for Jerome Nicholas Vlieland’s language tuition). Classes were also held at Mount Radford School, then in Regent’s Park in Heavitree in the east of the city. Mason (b. 1811) had been an MC at the Royal Exchange as early as 1842 and at a grand ball in Congdon’s Subscription Rooms ‘under distinguished patronage’ in 1845, so would have been 74 when the partnership ended. Charles Vinio carried on the firm alone at least for a time after the partnership ended.

Then there is a puzzle. By 1897 the Academy was offering classes in pianoforte, organ and singing as well as dancing on Saturdays at the Rougemont Hotel under a ‘Mlle Adele Schneider (successor to Giovanni Vinio)’, and by 1903 Adele’s Academy is established in Torquay as well as Exeter, giving an ‘entertainment for 300 of her pupils’ in the Public Halls in Exmouth in December 1903. So did Giovanni briefly succeed Charles as head of the Academy and then pass on the business? The 1895 Ball mentions a ‘Mr and Mrs Vinio’ as being in attendance, so is this Charles and his wife? Charles is listed as being married in 1875 in Bradford, which may be a second marriage, Giovanni being a son from an earlier one. There is also mention of a Leopold Vinio in Exeter in 1879, whose relation to Charles and Giovanni is unknown. Another Charles was married in London in 1820; if his son was the father of our Charles, born in the late 1840s, that would fit, but there is much more to find out!

An education in proper conduct, dance and deportment (how one stood, walked and sat when in company, in church, on the street or at a ball) was as vital to a young lady as that in mathematics or history if she wished to take her place in society, and good teachers were very sought-after, occupying a position something above ‘trade’ even though they worked for a living. Giovanni wrote a letter to the Dancing Times in May 1891 deploring the lack of a formal training or qualification for such teachers – it looks as if anyone could advertise themselves as ‘masters in deportment’ and take pupils for expensive fees. There had been since Georgian times, but particularly under Queen Victoria, a moral edge to this: good bearing was a mark of a good and decorous character, just as slovenly dress one of degeneracy. Manuals and pamphlets were written with titles like The Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness, Chapter XVI of which covered ‘Political Deportment and Good Habits’ (Florence Hartley, 1860, an American book but typical of the hundreds published in England from about 1840 to the First World War). Dancing was a similarly crucial social accomplishment, with its own rules of etiquette and decorum. Public balls could be held to support a charity or by subscription, and strict rules applied as to how the lady should be asked to dance by her partner, how many times she should dance with the same partner during the evening and how he should conduct her to the supper room.

Vinio and Mason, and later Adele Schneider, also taught Calisthenics (from the Greek words for beauty and strength, something more like modern gymnastics) as a small part of late Victorian dance education but towards 1900 it began to be more widely popular among the slightly more liberated young women of the pre-First World War society: movements such as Prunella Stack’s Women’s League of Health and Beauty flourished after 1918 (Barbara Vlieland Peel was an instructor in the 1930s), not least because, except among the more aristocratic families, the fashion for grand balls was declining and because many of the men who would have been dancing partners were dead in France

Thanks to Barbara!

Friday, 12 January 2018

Johannes Henricus Hollander

We find a Johannes Henricus Hollander in Rotterdam advertising as a teacher in 1822 and 1823
You think could this J.H. Hollander be J.N.Hollander.Later known as J.N.Vlieland .
No it is not 

But for the record we make a note of it ! And we can forget about it .

Doopinschrijving Joannes Henricus Hollander
Dopeling:Joannes Henricus Hollander
Moeder:Joanna Maes
Vader:Hendrik Hollander
Getuige 1:Joannes Jorg
Getuige 2:Wilhelmina Francina Hollander
Bron of gezindte:
Doop rooms-katholiek Leeuwenstraat; Trouw rooms-katholiek
1-02 Doopregisters, Trouwregisters, Begraafregisters Rotterdam (DTB)

Hendrikus Hollander, geb. feb 1756 te Gorinchem, ged. 16 feb 1756 te Gorinchem, ovl. 27 mrt 1846 te Rotterdam, beroep(en): Tuinder, Meester tuinder in 1818, zoon van Johannes (Jan) de Hollander en Dingena Christina (Digna) van Doesburg
Gehuwd 3 nov 1782 te Gorinchem met:
Johanna Maes (Maas), geb. 27 mei 1754 te Kessel, ovl. 30 apr 1846 te Rotterdam, Bij haar overlijden was zij oud: een en negentig jaar, elf maanden en drie dagen., dochter van Henricus Maes en Helena Kempen
1) Joannes Henricus Hollander, geb. jul 1783 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 21 jul 1783 te Rotterdam, ovl. 20 dec 1783 te Rotterdam
2) Joannes Henricus Hollander, geb. jul 1784 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam.
Vogens JH was Joannes "Jong" samen met Wilhelmina Francina Hollander doopgetuigen bij Johannes Henricus.
Volgens de doopakte bij het digitale archief Rotterdam was echter Joannes "Jorg" doopgetuige.
, ged. 19 jul 1784 te Rotterdam, ovl. 12 feb 1868 te Delft, beroep(en): Schoolhouder, onderwijzer
Ondertrouwd 5 apr 1806 te Rotterdam
Gehuwd 20 apr 1806 te Rotterdam met:
Johanna Clementina Dekkers, geb. 23 nov 1775 te Rotterdam, ovl. 22 jul 1828 te Rotterdam, dochter van Joannes Dekkers en Anna van der Bijl
3) Margarita Hollander, geb. sep 1785 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam.; De naam van haar peetvader wordt gespeld als Beijnen., ged. 10 sep 1785 te Rotterdam, ovl. 5 aug 1789 te Rotterdam
4) Joanna Helena Hollander, geb. mrt 1787 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 8 mrt 1787 te Rotterdam, ovl. 11 aug 1870 te Rotterdam, beroep(en): Huishoudster
Gehuwd 9 apr 1818 te Goes met:
Engelbertus de Deken, geb. 29 apr 1762 te D'Huijsse, ovl. 18 mei 1828 te Rotterdam, beroep(en): Broodbakker, zoon van Jacobus de Deken en Maria Joanna de Weirdt 
Uit dit huwelijk:
1. Susanna Maria de Deken, geb ca.1824 te Deurne Borgerhout (Belgie).
. . Gehuwd op 01-09-1852 te Rotterdam met Cornelis van Rijn, geboren ca.1825 te Pijnacker,
. . zoon van Jacob van Rijn en Maria Schravemade.
2. Gerardus Hermanus de Deken, geb ca.1827 te Rotterdam.
. . Gehuwd op 25-03-1857 te Rotterdam met Maaike Vermeulen, geboren ca.1827 te Gorinchem,
. . dochter van Johannes Vermeulen en Maaike Stevensz.
5) Dijna Henrica Hollander, geb. mei 1788 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 6 mei 1788 te Rotterdam, beroep(en): Naaister
6) Henricus Joannes Hollander, geb. nov 1789 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 23 nov 1789 te Rotterdam, ovl. 6 jul 1867 te Megen (gem. Oss), Zijn overlijden is aangegeven door Henricus Hermanus Hoeben, oud 63 jaar, landbouwer, zwager van de overledene. Deze Henricus Hoeben is tuindergeweest in Rotterdam en heeft daar in vijf gevallen aangifte gedaan van het overlijden van een kind van Hendrikus Johannes Hollander en AllegondaMaria Hoeben., beroep(en): Tuinder, melkverkoper, winkelier.
Gehuwd 4 mei 1825 te Rotterdam met:
Allegonda Maria Hoeben (Houben), geb. 29 dec 1801 te Rotterdam, ovl. 18 aug 1857 te Rotterdam, dochter van Jan Hoeben (Houben) en Anna Maria Willemsen
7) Joannes Hollander, geb. dec 1790 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 28 dec 1790 te Rotterdam, ovl. 29 dec 1790 te Rotterdam
8) Petronella Johanna Hollander, geb. dec 1791 te Rotterdam, Petronella werd gedoopt bij de RC gemeente aan de Leeuwenstraat., ged. 21 dec 1791 te Rotterdam, ovl. 18 nov 1834 te Rotterdam, Volgens de overlijdens akte (nr 2242) in het digitale archief van Rotterdan werd Petronella 46 jr, 10 mnd, en 12 dgn oud. Dit klopt dus niet haar geboorte en overlijdensdatum. (Ref: Rotterdam 1834 b126v).
Gehuwd 6 nov 1822 te Rotterdam met:
Johannes (Jan) van der Spek, geb. 12 jan 1793 te Nieuwkoop, Jan van der Spek is volgens een uitreksel uit het doopreg d.d. 16 oct 1822 van Nieuwkoop, op 9 feb 1793 gedoopt.
Volgens zijn certificaat d.d. 21 oct 1822 van de Nationale Militie is hij op 12 januari 1793 geboren.
, ged. 9 feb 1793 te Nieuwkoop, ovl. 15 nov 1860 te Rotterdam, beroep(en): Tuinder, woonplaats(en): Hillegersberg, t.t.v. huwelijk, zoon van Jacobus van der Spek en Jannetje Jooste (Jannetje) Twaalfhoven
Volgens zijn certificaat d.d. 21 oct 1822 van de Nationale Militie was Jan van lichting 1816, had registratie nr. 3671; lot nr 70; en is nooit opgeroepen voor de dienst.
Hij was: 1 El, 7palm, 7 duim lang, ovaal aangezigt, rond gezicht, blauweogen, lange neus, ronde kin en hoogblonde wenkbrauwen; hij had geen "merkbaare teekenen".
Kinderen van Petronella en Jan van der Spek:
01. Johanna van der Spek geb 14-12-1822 te Rotterdam
. . . Trouwt 15-10-1845 te Rotterdam met Jacob Seelbach; geb ca.1819 te Rotterdam
. . . Zoon van Matthijs Seelbach en Maria Aletta van Weenen
02. Hendrik van der Spek geb 13-02-1824 te Rotterdam; ovl 29-03-1889 te Rotterdam
. . . Trouwt 12-03-1856 te Rotterdam met Elizabeth Agatha Tas, geb 1823te Rotterdam
. . . Dochter van Joachim Tas en Maria Soetman.
03. Jacobus Lambertus van der Spek geb. 20-09-1825 te Rotterdam
04. Johannes Henricus van der Spek geb. 09-04-1827 te Rotterdam ovl 03-09-1834 te Rotterdam
9) Anna Margarita (Margaretha) Hollander, geb. 11 dec 1792 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 12 dec 1792 te Rotterdam, ovl. 17 jan 1793 te Rotterdam, Bij het aangeven van haar overlijden wordt zij Margaretha genoemd (oud 5weken).
10) Samuel Michael Hollander, geb. mrt 1795 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 6 mrt 1795 te Rotterdam, ovl. 1 nov 1800 te Rotterdam
11) Margarita Catharina Hollander, geb. mei 1796 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 14 mei 1796 te Rotterdam, ovl. 16 dec 1796 te Rotterdam
12) Gerardus Hermanus Hollander, geb. okt 1799 te Rotterdam, RK doop in de Leeuwenstraat, Rotterdam., ged. 13 okt 1799 te Rotterdam (religie: RK), ovl. 9 okt 1853 te Rotterdam
Gehuwd 3 mei 1826 te Rotterdam met:
Johanna Dorothea Smit, geb. 30 nov 1793 te Rotterdam, ovl. 22 jul 1838 te Kralingen, dochter van Franciscus Smit en Catharina Parin

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Charles William Ray Vinio

The man working at the 1895 Ball as MC (master of ceremonies, announcing the guests and the dances to be performed), Charles William Ray Vinio, was born Carlo Guglielmo Ray, and took British citizenship in September 1878. Vinio, with adverts (like those for Jerome) for lessons in all the local newspapers, was originally in partnership with Hubert Mason (b. 1811, so 74 when the partnership was dissolved in 1885 but a teacher of dance as far back as 1842) and Charles carried on alone ‘the profession of the teaching of Dance and Deportment’.
But there is also a Giovanni Vinio, running an Exeter 'Academy of Dancing, Deportment and Calisthenics’ at Mount Radford School (one of the main fee-paying establishments in the city), also advertising everywhere, who wrote to the Dancing Times in the late 1890s deploring the lack of a licensing system or formal programme of education for those who set up as teachers of dance.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

John Veitch

John Veitch, the Plantsman of Exeter

The florists at the 1895 New Year Ball in the Exeter Guildhall were Messrs Veitch of the Veitch Nurseries, based in Exeter and Chelsea in London. The largest group of family-run plant nurseries in Europe before the First World War, the business was begun by John Veitch in around 1800 and employed the famous plant hunters Thomas and William Lobb from Bodmin and David Bowman from Edinburgh to stock their orchid, fern and shrub collections, including some of the earliest monkey puzzle and Wellingtonia redwood trees in England. By 1914, they had introduced 1,281 new plants into cultivation, particularly orchids. One pitcher plant species, N. veitchii, is named after them.

John Veitch is one of the many people who were not born in Exeter, but had great influence in the city. He walked to London from Jedburgh in the Scottish borders in order to find work with Mr James Lee of Hammersmith (a noted plantsman who set up business in 1760 after an apprenticeship at the estates of Syon and Whitton House outside London, and whose nursery was said to be ‘deservedly the best in the world’). While with Lee, Veitch caught the attention of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, owner of Killerton House in Broadclyst near Exeter, one of Devon’s greatest estates, which under John (and his son and grandson) became a trial ground for rearing seeds and specimens brought back to England through the port at Topsham, particularly fuchsias and orchids. As well as working as a landscape consultant and tree contractor – he bought £1,212 worth of trees for Humphrey Repton, who was landscaping Luscombe Castle in Dawlish – John established a nursery at Budlake near Killerton, and then at Mount Radford in St Leonard’s in Exeter, and opened a seed shop in Exeter High Street. After Acland’s death, he became established as a nurseryman, and many of the outstanding specimen trees still growing in Exeter were planted by the firm. Veitch’s also laid out the Heavitree Pleasure Ground that opened in 1906, and planted many new trees in 1911, while Charles James Vlieland was mayor, to mark the coronation of George V and Queen Mary.

Thanks are due to Exeter Memories and Sue Shephard, Seeds of Fortune: A Gardening Dynasty, Bloomsbury, 2003, for some material in this post and to Barbara!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 04 January 1895

THE MAYORESS OF EXETER'S JUVENILE FANCY DRESS BALL Last night the Exeter Guildhall looked very bright on the occasion of a Children's Fancy Dress Ball, given the Mayoress of Exeter (Miss Perkins). The first Ball of the kind was that of last year, given the then Mayoress (Mrs. Domville). was a great success, and the present Mayoress decided to inaugurate the New Year arranging a similar festivity. More space was given for last evening's Ball than was the case last year. The whole of the floor of the Guildhall was cleared for the occasion, and made a spacious ball-room. The arrangements were carried out under the supervision of the City Surveyor (Mr. D» Cameron). The bamboos and plants from the establishment of Messrs. Veitch were tastefully arranged, and considerably added to the appearance of the room. At the High-street end cf the Hall a refreshment stall was erected, and supplied by Messrs. Palmer and Edwards, of South-street, and here some of the most enticing products of the confectioner's art were- arranged. The handsome old Hail was brilliantly lighted, and when the little guests fancy oostumes had assembled the scene presented was an extremely pretty one. The arrival of the guests attracted a large number of the general public. The guests were met the eutrance and conducted to the old Council Chamber, which had been converted into a reception-room. On arriving here they were duly announced and introduced to the Mayoress. After this ceremony they marched to the ballroom couples. The company consisted of juveniles with the exception of a few personal and official friends of the and Mayoress, amongwhom were :—The Sheriff, Mrs Clapp, and Miss White, Shirley S Perkins, Councillor and Mrs Caunter, the City Surveyor, Mr Gratwicke. Mr and Miss Glanville, the Under-Sheriff and C Gidley. the Mayor's Chaplain, Mortimer, Mrs and Miss Milne-Home, and Miss Norman, Mr Sydney Pope, Mrs W Pope, Miss E Perkins, Councillor B S Perkins, Mrs Perkins, and Mis* Perkins, Petherick, the Rev C Ingles, Alderman and Mrs Roberts, Mrs Hunt Roberts, Miss Lobb, Mr T Simpson, Miss R Tremlett, the Town Clerk, Mr Venn, Mr and Mrs Vinio, Miss Relf, Mr Mrs Fenwicke, Sproat. Mr and Mrs J M Pope, Miss J Norrish, Dr S S Perkins, and Acland. After the third dance the children again assembled the Council Chamber and marched down the steps procession to the Hall, passing the Mayor and Mayoress. Then, wheeling, round, they went past stand on which ttvo of the Mayor's sons played the part of Father Christmas and handed a bon-bon to each guest. After this, dancing was resumed and kept with much vigour until 11 o'clock. Following is a list of Guests and the characters they assumed :— Miss Edith Perkins. Italian Peasant : Master Arthur S Perkins, Cambridge Undergraduate; Master Charles S Perkins, Shepherd ; Master Duncombe 8 Perkins, Knave of Hearts ; MissMarjorie S Perkins, Dutch Peasant; Master Horace Perkins, Dick Wittington: Miss Dorothy Perkins, Great Grandmother; W Budd, Budd, Jester : Miss Rose Budd, Mus. Bac.: Daisy, Budd, Cherry Ripe ; Harold Edmonds, American Cowboy; Roland Edmonds, Chef de. Cuisine; Miss Jessie Pope, Elsie Mavnard; Godfrey Edmonds, Spanish Envoy; Miss Edmonds, My Pretty Maid : Master W J Edmonds Queen's Counsel; Miss Hilda Clapp, Little Miss Muffet: Miss Gladys Drew, Mistletoe; Miss May Steele Perkins, Carmen; Miss Ellinor Battishill, Buttercup Miss Daisy Battishill, Fairy ; Miss Julia Battishill, Little 80-Peep; Acland Edmonds, Yeoman of the Guard ; Miss Winnie Daw, Elsie Maynard; Jack Fulfora, Naval Cadet; Master Edgar Gratwicke, Prince Charming ; Miss May Gratwicke, Red Riding Hood ; Leonard Tosswill, 8.A.; Maurice Tosswill, LL.D., Cantab. ; Olive Tosswill, Evangeline ; Rose Tosswill, Normandy Fishwife; Milly Roberts, Fatima ; Eddie Roberts, Turk ; Geoffrey Roberts, Turk ; Master Jack Brash, Page ; Miss Madeline Brash, Shepherdess; Miss Muriel Brash, Buy a Broom; Miss Norah Brash, Gipsy; Agnes Fortescue Reade, Her Great Great Grandmother; Frances Elizabeth Reade, Her Great Grandmother; Beatrice Birkett, Buttercup; Viva Birkett, Cherry Ripe; Christie Birkett, Daisy; Cyril Birkett, 18th Century Page Boy; Miss Pitkin, Daisy; Miss Smithett, Galatea; Miss Olive Smithett, Esmeralda; Master Smithett, Highlander; Miss Vlieland, Dancing Girl; Miss Dorothy Vlieland, Fairy; Miss Phoebe Vlieland, Red Riding Hood; Master Vlieland, Jester; Miss Beatrice Carr, a Puritan Maiden ; Master Carr. a Black Imp; Ivan Wallace Passmore, Little Boy Blue ; Master A C Milne-Home. Prince Ahmed; Miss Amy Milne-Home, Cotillon, or the Spirit of the Dance; Miss Sydney Milne-Home, Swiss Peasant Girl; Miss Sybil Bankayt. Music ; Master Norman. Hassan Talistina, Chief the Zeybecks ; Miss Elsie Baker, Dancing Girl; Cissy Drew, Esmeralda: Annie F Ham, Primrose ; Miss Hilda Mummery, Titania ; Miss Hani, Primrose Alice Marian Orchard, Elsie Maynard.; Samuel Thomas Orchard. Middy: Charles Orchard, Middy ; Miss Florence M Stockham. Madame de Pompadour ; Master John B Stockham, Naval Officer; Angus Cameron, Sir Walter Raleigh ; Ivan Cameron, Arminius Vambery ; Ursula Cameron, The Month of October; Hazel Cameron. Father Christmas ; Betty Cameron, Little Peep ; Mary {Lambert, Winter; Master Fred Williams, Jockey; Miss Ada Williams, Bo Peep; Miss Kathleen Fenwick, Buy a Broom: Master Arthur Fenwick, Little Boy Blue; Master^Cuthbert Fenwick. Jack and Jill; Miss Dorothy Fenwick, Jack and Jill; Ivan Reginald Peagelly, Cavalier ; Miss Ethel Murray, Forget-Me-Not; Blanche Piper, Italian Peasant; Lillie Piper, Red Riding Hood Miss O'Brien, Spanish Dancer ; Miss Gertrude Perham, French Flower Girl; Miss Evie Perham, Reaper James S M Matheson, Albanian ; Bosalihd Matheson, Queen of Hearts; Clairette Matheson, Red Riding Hood ; Miss Daisy Munro, Fairy Queen; Miss Clavden, Chrysanthemum ; Master Clayden, Haymaker ; Miss Evelyn Perry, Swiss Peasant ; Miss Ethel Burrows. Mother Hubbard MasterWillie Burrows, Pondre; Master Francis Burrows, Jester; Miss Norman, Chrysanthemum; Master H C Norman, Q.C.; George White, Cavalier ; Reggie White, Little Lord Fauntlerov; Elsie White, Daisy; Miss Ethel Wreford, Duchess of Devonshire; Miss Gwendoline Roberts, Summer; Master Arthur Roberts, Cricketer; Master Humfress, Sailor; Miss Norah Symes, Swiss Peasant; Miss Doris Symes, Little 80-Peep; J Symes, Barrister; J Symes, Sailor: Miss Ida Dyer, Folly; Miss Ivy Buckingham, Forget - Me-Not; Miss Edith Venu, My Pretty Maid; Master Spencer Lewis Venn, Monk: Miss Pope, Portia: Master Seymour Pope, The Times ; Master Philip Punch, Pope; Hilda Moone, Winter ; Miss Parkhouse. April; Miss Parkhouse, Forget-Me-Not; Tom Fulf ord, Troubadour; Master Robert Stanley Lang, ; Master Leslie William Lung, Yeoman the Guard ; Miss Winnifred Cole, Forget- Me-Not ; Master Charles Cole, Ralph Rackstraw, iun.; Dorothy Ackland, Snowdrop; May Loveband, Mv Great Grandmother ; Miss Whidbourne, Girl the 18th Century; Master Whidhourne, Boy of the 18th Century; Violet Stile, Violets Lily Stile, Lilies ; Violet Thompson, Queen of the May; Lilian Thompson, Little Miss Muffet ;C W Bennett, Clown ; Bennett, the Sun; Linford Brown. Knave of Hearts; Bessie Linford Brown, Buy Broom; Mattie Linford Brown, Elsie Maynard : Hamilton Linford Brown, Chef: Edward H Harding, Captain at the time of George 111-; Clarence J Harding, Cavalier at the time of Henry VIII. ; and D Stanley Harding, Cook. During the evening a sleight-of-hand performance was given by Mr. Ernest Rowe, who well entertained the company, and a bouquet was presented to the Mayoress by Miss May Gratwicke. The dance programme was a very pretty one. on one side being the City Arms, embossed in gold, and on the reverse the list of dances (is), follows:- Polka, Waltz. Swedish, March, Pas de Quatre, Lancers, Waltz, Polka, Waltz, Galop, Lancers, Swedish, Pas de Quatre, Polka, "Waltz, Sir Mr. G. Vinio acted as M.C. The music was supplied by Mr. Shobrook's String Band. 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Italian Reader and Grammar

This will probably rank as the oddest request you have received in all of 2017.
I see from that you apparently have a copy of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland’s Italian Grammar, and perhaps even his First Italian Reader. As you can see from looking at WorldCat, no library on earth is listed as owning copies of these from a mail I received yesterday .
So if you own them , you know now it is very special and otherwise you can go to Google books .


I have not mentioned any mathematics, nor was our school as good for them as for its other branches of teaching.
For modern languages we had an old Dutchman, Herr Vlieland,  from the island of that ilk, who used to come over from Norwich, and teach us French, Italian, and German.
I got the French prize one year, and my Italian was very fairly kept up, preparatory to Eton.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

the miniaturist

Merry Christmas from Leiden tonight .
Tonight the BBC starts the Miniaturist , it is filmed on location in Leiden,instead of Amsterdam .

Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, hoping for love and prosperity. Instead, she enters a world of tensions, secrets and mystery which soon threatens her future.
more about this play
Leiden is the Dutch town where Catharina Fris , the mother of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland is born .
And her grandparents as well.
it is a lovely old town , with a very old University , The Pilgrimfathers, Birthplace of Rembrandt..



Monday, 4 December 2017

tomorrow Saint Nicholas

The name Jeroen Nicolaas translated is Jerome Nicholas so what is in a name? We will tell you.
The Meertens Instituut knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
We start in Dutch and then translate.Jerome Nicholas Vlieland
Jerome + Hieronymus Geslacht: m

verklaring: De bekendste variant is Jeroen. Van Gri.hierónumos`(met een) heilige naam'. Heiligennaam: St.-Hieronymus is een van de grootste en geleerdste kerkvaders geweest, hij werd ca. 342 in Dalmatië geb. Na zich in Rome een tijd beziggehouden te hebben met o.m. de herziening van de Lat. bijbelvertaling (de Vulgaat), leidde hij bij Bethlehem een klooster. Gest. 420; kerk. feestdag: 30 sept. In de middeleeuwen werd hij populair als heilige. Sint Jeroen van Noordwijk was een martelaar onder de Noormannen. Hij zou in 857 vermoord zijn. Mogelijk is naar hem ook de plaatsnaam Sint-Jeroenspolder (Ze.) genoemd. In Ndl. wordt al in een oorkonde uit 1213 van graaf Willem I een Jeronimus de Falkenburg genoemd. De naam kwam echter pas in de 15e eeuw in Zuid-Ndl. en in de 16e eeuw in Noord-Ndl. in algemeen gebruik. Jeroen Bosch, geb. 1453, droeg een in die tijd hier nog ongebruikelijke doopnaam, mogelijk o.i.v. de Hieronymianen, zoals in Den Bosch de `Broeders des gemenen levens' heetten. Een ander oud voorbeeld van het voorkomen van de naam is: Jeronimus dictus Gerom, Moergestel 1449. In Rijnland: Hieronymus, monnik, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. kwam de naam vrij vroeg voor en ook tegenwoordig is hij daar en in de VS in gebruik: Jerome K. Jerome, schrijver van het bekende `Three Men in a Boat'; in de VS Jerome Kern, componist van `Show Boat'.
and the google translation
Vertaling van het Nederlands in het Engels Romanisatie weergeven
The Meertens Institute knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
Jerome = Hieronymus Gender m
Statement: The best known variant is Jeroen. From Gri.hierónumos`(a) holy name.
Holy Name: St-Jerome is one of the largest and most learned Fathers had, he was born about 342 in Dalmatia. After a time in Rome to have dealt with the revision of the Lat. Bible (the Vulgate), he led a monastery in Bethlehem. Gest. 420; church. Day: Sept. 30. In the Middle Ages it was popular as sacred. St. Jeroen van Noordwijk was a martyr under the Normans. He was murdered in 857. Possibly to him the city Saint Jeroen Polder (Ze.) called. In E.. is already in a charter in 1213 by William I Count Falkenburg called the one Jeronimus. The name was not until the 15th century in South Afr. and in the 16th century in North Afr. in general use. Jeroen Bosch, born. 1453, wore at that time still an unusual Christian name, the OIV Hieronymianen possible, as in Den Bosch 'Brothers of the Common Life "called. Another old example of the occurrence of the name: Jeronimus Dictus Gerome, Moergestel 1449. In Rhineland: Hieronymus, monk, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. The name came quite early on and now he is there and in use in the U.S.: Jerome K. Jerome, author of the famous 'Three Men in a Boat ", U.S. Jerome Kern, composer of` Show Boat'.
We do the same with Nicolaas.
Nicholas Gender: m
From Gri. Nike `victory 'and laos' people', the name means," victorious with (or from) the people "for this meaning cf Nicodemus. The Lat. form Nicolaus. In Acts 6.5, the name of Nicolaus already as one of the seven poor caregivers. His popularity was called in the East and the West by St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor of the SW, gest. c. 350. Most of what is told about him, is legendary. The figure legends in the forward force is actually a combination of the historic Bishop Nicholas of Myra (4th century) and the historic Bishop Nicholas of Pinara in Lycia (died 564). The worship is in the 6th century in the East. In the 9th century St. Nicholas is one of the most important saints, especially with Myra and Constantinople as centers of worship. Through south-It. (then Gri.) worship also spread to Rome and from there continue on W. Europe. There was this popular saint soon. Especially in the 10th and 11th centuries became patron saint of churches. In the diocese of Utrecht, especially since the 12th century, in Virginia. also since that time. The name was Nicholas (in various forms) at the end of the Middle Ages one of the most common names. Since St. Nicholas was patron to the school, he was the great children's friend. Several practices in connection with his feast day on December 6 go back to paganism. The mold we have already found at Odin, called Sleipnir, it was a sign of high rank. The chimney is the connection of the ordinary mortals in the center of their domestic life, with the higher beings. Zwarte Piet is a scary ghost or devil, but always by St. Nicholas in restraint. Always good, the `holy 'by far, in our Spa area. (See also Schrijnen 1930, v. 147). Not only the children but also the sailors and fishermen's St. Nicholas pattern. Other saints of this name are: Pope Nicholas I, 858-867; Nicholas of Tolentino (Tolentino), gest. 1305; church. Day: Sept. 10. See also Nils and Coleta.
Tomorrow is Saint Nicholasday.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

George Dorling

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George Dorling Head M 56 Barton, Suffolk
Elizabeth Dorling Wife F 57 Stornsten, Essex
Samuel Dorling Son M 18 Frickenham, Suffolk
Virgenia Bloomfield Granddaughter F 11 Frickenham, Suffolk
William Bloomfield Grandson M 9 Witham, Essex
Christfor Bloomfield Grandson M 7 Bomford, Essex

Montague Bloomfield Grandson M 2 Frickenham, Suffolk

Name: Montague Bloomfield
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: Freckenham, Freckenham, Suffolk, England
Enumeration District: 6
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Marital Status:
Relationship to Head of Household: Grandson
Birth Year (Estimated): 1869
Birthplace: Frickenham, Suffolk

George Dorling was the grandfather of Montague Bloomfield .
Montague died when H.M.S.Scott sank.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Edwin Goodman

Detail : Mike: HMS Scott was launched on 18 October 1917 but wouldn't see a year of active service, for on 15 August 1918 she was sunk off the Dutch coast. The cause of sinking is unclear, it is assumed that a German U-boat torpedoed and sunk her, however it is also possible that she hit a mine. Regardless of cause, the German submarine UC-17, which had been patrolling and mining the area, is usually credited with her sinking

GOODMAN, E., Chief Stoker, age 45.
Husband of Margaret Goodman, of 9, The Clayton, Bedlington Station, Northumberland. Born at Westminster, London.

Name: Edwin Goodman
Event Type: Marriage
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1897
Registration District: St. George Hanover Square
County: London
Event Place: St. George Hanover Square, London, England
Spouse Name Margaret Branch
Volume: 1A
Page: 662
Line Number: 349

born 1873 London

Sunday, 12 November 2017


MORGAN, THOMAS, Able Seaman, RNVR, age 22.
Lost his life onboard H.M.S. Scott in the North Sea 15th August 1918. Age 22
Son of Thomas and Jane Morgan, of Moor-Corner Farm, Port-Eynon, Gower, Glam.

Name: Thomas Morgan
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 1896
Event Place: Porteynon, Glamorgan, Wales
Address: Moor Corner
Age: 0
Occupation: Farmer
Father's Name: Thomas
Mother's Name: Jane

Name: Thomas Morgan
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 31 Mar 1901
Event Place: Porteynon, Glamorganshire, Wales
County: Glamorganshire
Civil Parish: Porteynon
Ecclesiastical Parish: Porteynon
Sub-District: Gower Western
Registration District: Gower
Residence Note:
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1896
Birthplace: Porteynon, Glamorganshire

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Thomas Morgan Head M 47 Rhoselly, Glamorganshire
Jane Morgan Wife F 44 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Sarah Morgan Mother F 85 Knelstone, Glamorganshire
John Morgan Son M 20 Rhosilly, Glamorganshire
Jane Morgan Daughter F 19 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Catharine Sarah Morgan Daughter F 17 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Mary Beynon Morgan Daughter F 15 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Charles Morgan Son M 13 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Rowland Bevan Morgan Son M 11 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Margaret Beynon Morgan Daughter F 9 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Hilda Elizabeth Morgan Daughter F 7 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Thomas Morgan Son M 5 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
William Beynon Morgan Son M 3 Porteynon, Glamorganshire
Lydia Ann Morgan Daughter F 1 Porteynon, Glamorganshire

Thomas lost his life onboard H.M.S. Scott in the North Sea 15th August 1918. Age 22

Saturday, 11 November 2017


Today we will honour some of the casualty's of H.M.S.Scott buried in Noordwijk Holland.

HM Flotilla Leader Scott, with the Light Cruiser Attentive, the Ulleswater and two other destroyers, formed the Outer Patrol at the Zeebrugge Operations on 23rd April 1918. She left Dover early in the evening of the 22nd to patrol the gap in the Belgian Barrage , through which the expedition had to pass. The force reached this position just after 10pm and here the ships stopped for a quarter of an hour, and the superfluous men in the blockships were taken off by five motor boats. On 15th August 1918, HMS Scott was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the Dutch coast, together with the Ulleswater. HMS Scott was built by Cammell Laird and launched in 1917.

Using Geoff's search engine, the CWGC have 23 casualties for HMS Scott. Unless noted otherwise, casualties are Royal Navy, died 15/08/1918 and commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial (four men were buried in a cemetery in the Netherlands):
BISHOP, HERBERT JAMES BURT, Able Seaman, age 31.
Only son of Mrs. J. Bishop, of Hastings, and the late James Bishop (Ch. P.O., R.N.); husband of Margaret Mary Bishop, of 45, Upper Milton Rd., Gillingham, Kent.


CAREY, FREDERICK CHARLES, Officer's Steward 2nd Class, age 26.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey, of Ilford, Essex.



EASEY, ROBERT, Stoker 1st Class.

GOODMAN, Edwin., Chief Stoker, age 45.
Husband of Margaret Goodman, of 9, The Clayton, Bedlington Station, Northumberland. Born at Westminster, London.
Note: From RN index, first name Edwin, p.o.b. Westminster Isle of Wight.

HEWITT, JOSEPH, Able Seaman, age 37.
Son of Joseph and Fanny Hewitt, of London.

HICK, S. H., Officer's Cook 1st Class.
Note: From RN index, Sidney Herbert, p.o.b. Hull, Yorkshire (b. 1885).

JAMES, ALBERT EDWARD, Steward 3rd Class.


LEE, JOSEPH HENRY, Leading Stoker, age 26.
Mentioned in despatches.
Son of Joseph Henry and Annie Lee, of London; husband of Rosetta Alice Lee, of 5, Cambridge Circus, Hackney Road, London.

LUDBROOK, FREDERICK THOMAS, Boy Telegraphist, age 17.
Son of George and Edith Ludbrook, of 22, Pancras Square, Pancras Rd., London.

MAY, VICTOR NORMAN, Leading Seaman.

MITCHELL, JESSE, Able Seaman, age 39.
Son of John and Lydia Mitchell, of Sidmouth, Devon; husband of Edith Mitchell, of 2, Parkwood Rd., Tavistock, Devon.

MORGAN, THOMAS, Able Seaman, RNVR, age 22.
Son of Thomas and Jane Morgan, of Moor-Corner Farm, Port-Eynon, Gower, Glam.

PARKER, WILLIAM EDWARD, Ordinary Seaman, age 29.
Son of Charles and Mary Ann Parker, of Brize-Norton, Bampton, Oxon.

Son of James and Alice R. Partington, of 4A, Morley Rd., Leyton, London.

PLANT, PERCY PETER JOHN, Able Seaman, age 23.
Son of Emily Hammond (formerly Plant), of Hill House, Southwold Rd., Wrentham, Wangford, Suffolk, and the late Herbert Plant.

ROSE, ALFRED ARTHUR, Able Seaman, age 38.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rose, of Herne Bay; husband of R. Rose, of 48, King's St., Herne Bay, Kent.

SADLER, STANLEY, Stoker 1st Class.

SHURBEN, WILLIAM EDWARD, Officer's Steward 3rd Class, age 23.
Son of William Edward and Alice Shurben, of 17, Chelford St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Native of Walthamstow, London.

SUDDER, JAMES WILLIAM, Able Seaman, age 35.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of James Robert and Alice Sudder; husband of Esther Sudder, of 73, Middlegate St., Great Yarmouth.

HMS Scott (1917)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other ships with the same name, see HMS Scott.

HMS Scott

United Kingdom
Name: HMS Scott
Namesake: Sir Walter Scott
Ordered: April 1916
Launched: 18 October 1917
Fate: Sunk, 15 August 1918
General characteristics
Class and type: Admiralty type destroyer leader
Displacement: 1,801 long tons (1,830 t)
Length: 332 ft 6 in (101.35 m)
Beam: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Draught: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Installed power: 40,000 ihp (30,000 kW)
2 × steam engines
2 × shafts
Speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/h; 42.0 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 164-183
5 × BL 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mk I guns
6 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes

HMS Scott was the first of a new destroyer leader class built to be flotilla leaders for the V- and W-classdestroyers. She was ordered during the First World War in 1916, and the class would unofficially be named after her. The ship herself was the first to bear the name Scott and was named after Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet.[1]

Scott was launched on 18 October 1917; on 15 August 1918, however, she was sunk off the Dutch coast — less than a year after entering service - in the same accident with the R-class destroyer HMS Ulleswater. The cause of her sinking is unclear. It is assumed that a German U-boat torpedoed and sunk her, but it is also possible that she hit a mine. Nevertheless, the German submarine U-17 — which had been patrolling and mining the area — is usually credited with her sinking.[2]

Although Scott herself did not have an extensive career, the class as a whole served for many years. Five of the class survived the First World War, and two more were subsequently completed. Six saw action throughout the Second World War (HMAS Stuart with the Royal Australian Navy) and none were lost in that conflict.
The wreck of Scott is approximately 20 nmi (37 km; 23 mi) off the Dutch coast. The wreck lies upright with the stern in 35 m (115 ft) of water, and the bow in 28 m (92 ft). The keel and the engines are still visible.[citation needed]

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Ida Mary Thomas

Name: Ida Mary Thomas
Residence Place:
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 05 Apr 1871
Christening Date (Original): 05 APR 1871
Father's Name: Richard Nicholas Thomas
Mother's Name: Mary Margaret

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace 1871
Richard N Thomas Head M 44 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Mary M Thomas Wife F 40 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Margaret B Thomas Daughter F 10 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Ella E Thomas Daughter F 4 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Barnes C Thomas Son M 2 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Ida M Thomas Daughter F 0 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Thursa Stevens Servant F 21 Lelant, Cornwall
John Hartley Servant M 23 St Mary's Scilly, Cornwall
Uriah Legg Servant M 18 Branscombe, Devonshire

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1881
Richard N Thomas Head M 54 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Mary M Thomas Wife F 50 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Ella Eva Thomas Daughter F 14 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Barnes C Thomas Son M 11 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Ida Mary Thomas Daughter F 10 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
William G Bickford Servant M 17 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England

Name: Edward Holland Hoskins to Ida Mary Thomas
Event Type: Marriage
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year: 1896
Registration District: Portsea Island
County: Hampshire
Event Place: Portsea Island, Hampshire, England

later her sister Ella Eva Thomas  married in 1904 to the same Edward Holland Hoskins

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Ella Eva Thomas

Name: Ella Eva Thomas
Christening Date: 15 May 1867
Christening Date (Original): 15 MAY 1867
Father's Name: Richard Nicholas Thomas
Mother's Name: Mary Margaret

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace census 1881
Richard N Thomas Head M 54 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Mary M Thomas Wife F 50 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Ella Eva Thomas Daughter F 14 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Barnes C Thomas Son M 11 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
Ida Mary Thomas Daughter F 10 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England
William G Bickford Servant M 17 St Marys Scilly, Cornwall, England

Name: Ella E Thomas
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
County: Cornwall
Parish: St Marys Scilly Islands
Ecclesiastical Parish: SCILLY ISLANDS
Registration District: Scilly Islands
Residence Note: Old Town
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmers Assistant
Relationship to Head of Household: Sister
Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
Birthplace: Cornwall, Scilly

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace 1891
Barnes C Thomas Head M 21 Cornwall, Scilly
Mary M Thomas Mother F 60 Cornwall, Scilly
Ella E Thomas Sister F 21 Cornwall, Scilly

Name: Ella Eva Thomas
Event Type: Marriage
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year: 1904
Registration District: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Event Place: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Spouse Name  Edward Holland Hoskins

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Richard Holland

Name: Richard Holland
Spouse's Name: Ann Chiverton
Event Date: 12 Jul 1812
Event Place: Saint Marys,Portsea,Hampshire,England

Name: Richard Holland
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Portsea, Hampshire, England
Residence Note: Kingston
Gender: Male
Age: 45-49
Age (Original): 45
Birth Year (Estimated): 1792-1796
Birthplace: Hampshire:
Registration District: Portsea Island
Book Number: 6
Parish: Portsea
County: Hampshire

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace 1841
Richard Holland M 45-49 Hampshire
Ann Holland F 45-49 Hampshire
Sarah Holland F 16-20 Hampshire
Henry Holland M 12 Hampshire
James Holland M 9 Hampshire
Mary Holland F 5 Hampshire

Name: Richard Holland
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1851
Event Place: Portsea, Hampshire, England
Registration District: Portsea Island
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Brewer & Grocer
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1796
Birthplace: Portsea, Hampshire

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace 1851
Richard Holland Head M 55 Portsea, Hampshire
Ann Holland Wife F 54 Portsea, Hampshire
Sarah Ann Holland Daughter F 26 Portsea, Hampshire
James Holland Son M 19 Portsea, Hampshire
Mary F Holland Daughter F 15 Portsea, Hampshire
Ann Hoskins Grand Daughter F 3 Portsea, Hampshire
Elizabeth Hoskins Grand Daughter F 2 Portsea, Hampshire
Sarah Ann Smith Servant F 17 Portsea, Hampshire

Name: Richard Holland
Titles and Terms:
County: Hampshire
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1861
Event Place: Portsea, Hampshire, England
Ecclesiastical Parish: Parish Church
Registration District: Portsea Island
Residence Note: Kingston Road
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Retired Grocer & Brewer
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1795
Birthplace: Portsea, Hampshire

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace 1861
Richard Holland Head M 66 Portsea, Hampshire
Ann Holland Wife F 65 Portsea, Hampshire
Sarah Ann Holland Daughter F 36 Portsea, Hampshire
Ann Haskins Granddaughter F 14 Portsea, Hampshire
Ann Hill Granddaughter F 4 Portsea, Hampshire

Name: Mary Hoskins Holland
Christening Date: 20 Sep 1835
Christening Date (Original): 20 SEP 1835

Father's Name: Richard Holland
Mother's Name: Ann