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Epsom Cluster #2

STASZEWICZ, Felicja

b.~1871 – d.1950 Intro This story has been built from a combination of online resources, family notes and historical paperwork. It tells the story of Polish nobility ‘szlachta’ losing everything during WW2 and how this once wealthy woman became buried in an unmarked grave on a now abandoned plot of land in Surrey. Felicja Staszewicz,… read more »

PENN, Rose Esther

b.1886-d.1917 Initial research difficulties The search for a Rose Esther Penn buried at Horton Estate Cemetery on 24th April 1917, aged 30, proved to be fruitless but research for a William George Joseph Penn has found perhaps a possible trail. William had a sister Rose Lavinia Penn born around December 1886 and her story could… read more »

JAKEMAN, George

b.1853-d.1908 George Jakeman died on 31st March 1908 in Long Grove Asylum and was buried at Horton Cemetery on the 4th April 1908. The Lunacy Patients Register shows that he was first admitted to Claybury Asylum, Ilford on 6th November 1894, before transferring to Hellingly Asylum, Sussex on 10th March 1904, and then to Long… read more »

MORRISH, Mary

b.1860 – d.1902 Mary’s age was recorded by the General Register Office as being 42 when she died unmarried on 21 September 1902. This would give her year of birth around 1860. Mary has not been found in any of the Censuses, so it is unknown exactly when and where she was born, but searching… read more »

LEVELL, Nellie Louisa

b.1899 – d.1914 Nellie Louisa Levell was born on 17th November 1899 in Paddington, London. Her parents were Alfred Levell and Ellen Hodghton. Nellie was the fifth of six children. Family Pre-Birth Nellie’s parents lived around the Paddington area. Her father was born in Barnes, Surrey but by 1892, Alfred and Ellen were living together… read more »

MCDONALD, Ethel

b.1882-d.1910 1880s Ethel was born on 14th September 1882 and was the fifth child of John Hamilton McDonald and Augusta Mahala Annie, née Page. They had married on 31st May 1873 at Christ Church, Bermondsey. John is described as an engineer and Augusta, the daughter of a wood turner from Rotherhithe. John was in fact… read more »

BOUTTELL, Catherine

b.1849-d.1910 Childhood Catherine was born in the June quarter of 1849 in South Witham, Lincolnshire to Robert Selby (b.1813) and his wife Elizabeth (née Merry b.1820). In the 1851 Census, Robert is an innkeeper and the family live at the Angel Inn in South Witham. Catherine’s siblings are Elizabeth Mary (b.1841), William Sisson (b.1843), Anne… read more »

HILLIER, Emily

b.1857-d.1910 Introduction Tracing Emily back in time from her death in 1910 reveals that she was institutionalised from as early as 1881, when she would have been no more than about 24 years old. Definitively finding her before that point has proved challenging. What took her to the first asylum also remains unknown. For that… read more »

HENNESSEY, Charles

b.1870 – d.1917 Long Grove records show Charles as being buried on 27th November 1917 age 45 – giving a birth date about 1872. 1870s The only Charles Hennessey I found between 1870 and 1875 was actually registered in the June quarter of 1870 in Camberwell, mother’s maiden name Bryant. This fits well with the… read more »

CUTHBERT, Alfred

b.1861-d.1918 Alfred Cuthbert was born in Ipswich in the third quarter of 1861, the third child and second son of Richard Fleetwood Cuthbert, a coach painter, and his wife, Ann (née Garnham). The son of Luke and Hannah Cuthbert, Richard Fleetwood Cuthbert was born in 1831 and baptised in Ipswich on the 1st of January… read more »

DUNCAN, Maud

b.1862-d.1908 1860s Maud was born Mary Bridget in 1862 in the Westminster registration district to Thomas GANLEY, 1826-1877, and Mary, née MEANY, 1828-1896 – the seventh of ten children. Both Thomas, a tailor, and Mary came from Ireland. They married on 7 February 1847 in Westminster and had the following children: William 1848 – 1851… read more »

JERVIS, Arthur

b.1863-d.1908 Early life Arthur was born in the December Quarter of 1863 in the Lambeth registration district. His parents Henry William Bury Jervis (1824-1876) and Caroline, née Burnett (1827-1913), had married at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christ Church, Surrey on 14 September 1845. Henry gave his occupation as a tailor – as… read more »

DAVIS, Charles Augustus

b.1863-d.1908 1850s-1860s Charles was born on 29 January 1863 at 27 Hemsworth Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton Old Town registration district to Alfred Davis, a Master Cabinet Maker, and Jane, née Hunt. They had married in 1855. Charles was the fifth child of nine: Agnes Sarah 1856 – 1944 (married Thomas Flaherty, a harness maker, in 1882)… read more »

PASTEAU, Maurice

b.1881-d.1913 Early years Maurice’s parents were Louis Stanislav Pasteau and Mary Ann Thoumine. Louis was born in Sarthe, a region in the North West of France, in 1850 or 1851 and Mary Ann was born in Guernsey in 1854. It is not yet known how his parents met or where they married but their first… read more »

RUMBOLD, Bertram

b.1877-d.1918 Bertram Rumbold was born Bertie Frederick Rowter in Epsom in the March quarter of 1877. He was baptised on the 4th of February 1877 at St. Mary’s Church Ewell. He was the fourth child born to James Frederick Rowter, a watch maker, and Eliza Christiana Rowter, née Hodges. His father died in 1876. Bertram’s… read more »

MANNOCK, Walter

b.1876-d.1918 Introduction This is a sad story of a child born in a poor area of London. Throughout his life he was in and out of various institutions and spent his last ten years in Long Grove Asylum. Pre Birth Walter’s father, William Mannock was born in Lancashire in 1833. In 1841 he is living… read more »

LIDDIARD, William

b.1874-d.1919 Introduction William was admitted to three institutions during his life. The causes of his mental health problems are unknown, but they started when he was only 13. 1860s William Bromley Liddiard’s parents were Henry Pender Liddiard and Susan Liddiard, née Bromly. They were married in the December quarter of 1862 in the St. George… read more »

HALLÉN, Hjalmar

b.1847 – d.1908 Hjalmar Hallén died on 19th April 1908 in Long Grove Asylum and was buried in Horton Cemetery on 25th April in grave 133a. His age is recorded as 65, putting his birth ~1845. The é is used in the correct spelling due to Hjalmar signing his name this way on his wedding… read more »

MURRELL, James

b.1864-d.1910 1860s James Murrell’s parents were married on 29th December 1862 at St Giles’ Church in Camberwell. It was a second marriage for his father James Murrell senior, his first wife Margaret having died only a short time beforehand. His mother, Jane Dale, was the daughter of a boot maker. His father’s occupation was shown… read more »

LAIT, Alfred Benjamin

b.1866-d.1909 Alfred’s birth – 1866 Alfred was born in 1866, in the small village of Weeley in Essex. The village is approximately 7 miles from Clacton-on-Sea, it is part of the civil parish of Tendring. The name Weeley came from the Old English ‘Weo-Leah” meaning temple clearing. There may have been a heathen temple there…. read more »

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