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Kersey - an oil painting by my father, E C Green

1 Joseph GREEN b abt 1745 bur 3 Aug 1814 Semer age 69 m Elizabeth (b abt 1746 bur 21 Mar 1833 Semer aged 86) abt 1767

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth
2......Anne bap 23 Jan 1768 Kersey m James GRIMSEY 13 Apr 1789 Semer
3......Joseph bap 10 Oct 1769 Kersey
John bap 1 Sep 1771 Kersey bur 1 Jan 1856 Semer
5......William bap 26 Sep 1773 Kersey bur 23 Jun 1856 Semer aged 84
6......Elizabeth bap 2 Feb 1777 Semer d Dec 1845 Groton aged 68
7......Mary bap 9 May 1779 Semer
8......Sarah bap 30 Sep 1781 Semer bur 20 Jul 1797 Semer aged 15
9......Robert bap 7 Dec 1783 Semer d Sep 1861 Semer aged 78
10....James bap 26 Mar 1786 Semer d Nov 1864 Whatfield
11....Hannah bap 26 Jul 1790 Semer

No 10 is my ancestor James GREEN - you can see his descendants here


4 John GREEN m Mary FINCH 5 Mar 1797 All Saints Church Semer

Note: John was a labourer. There is a record of Mary Finch having an allegitimate child John FINCH bap 25 Aug 1793 Semer.

Children of John and Mary
12......Mary bap 18 Jun 1797 Semer
Note: a "Mary Green" is recorded in the parish register in two adjacent entries. In the first she married John CLARKE 8 Jan 1819 Semer and in the second she married Robert WRIGHT 23 Nov 1819 Semer. The entry for the first shows John and Mary Green as witnesses.The second shows a Dinah RAMPLIN as a witness together with William KNIGHT and because of this link to the Ramplin family have assumed that Robert Wright was this Mary's husband. She is described in both entries as a single woman
13......Robert bap 20 Jan 1799 Semer bur 25 Jul 1824 aged 25
William bap 12 Dec 1803 Semer d 1880
15......Hannah bap 7 Apr 1805 Semer m John QUINTON of Boxford 16 May 1827 Semer All Saints Church
Note: Hannah is recorded after her marriage but as a single woman, as having an illegitimate child 15a......Sarah Quinton GREEN bap 17 Jun 1727 Semer
Susan bap 13 Dec 1807 Semer
17......James bap 31 May 1812 Semer
17a....Henry bap 3 Jul 1814 Semer
18......Mileson bap 3 May 1818 Semer bur 12 May 1818 Semer

6 Elizabeth GREEN m (a) James ELMER (b 1799 Boxford d May 1826 Boxford aged 47) 8 Sep 1799 St Mary's Church Boxford (b) Samuel STEVENS (Wid bap 13 Feb 1785 Groton bur 19 Feb 1861 Groton) 21 Jan 1831 St Bartholomew's Church, Groton

Note: Elizabeth was the mother of a base born child

Child of Elizabeth and unknown

19......Susan bap 22 May 1796 Semer d 9 May 1854 at 9 Brunswick Road, Bromley, London
Note: Cause of death for Susan was Phthisis (TB)

Note: Witnesses to the marriage of James and Elizabeth were James ELMER and James KING James was the son of John ELMER and Ann ALWARD. Samuel was the son of John STEPHENS and Ann GRIGGS and seems to have had a varied career. In 1814 he was described as an Innkeeper, two years later as a blacksmith and in 1819 as a victualler. Witnesses to the marriage were Mary STEPHENS and John SMITH

Children of James and Elizabeth
20......John Green b 3 Mar 1800 Boxford
21......Elizabeth b 19 Apr 1802 Boxford bap 6 Jun 1802 Boxford m George SCOWEN 25 Mar 1823 St Marys Church, Boxford
Note: witnesses to the wedding were William Scowen and T G Elmer
22......Mary Ann b 12 Sep 1804 Boxford bap 23 Sep 1804 Boxford
23......Robert b 26 Feb 1808 Boxford bap 18 Apr 1808 bur 28 Jan 1810 aged 2

7 Mary GREEN m William GARDINER 17 Sep 1818 Semer

Note: William was a labourer

Child of William and Mary
7a......William bap 23 Sep 1818 Semer

9 Robert GREEN m Mary NICE (b 1791 Hintlesham) 27 Dec 1805 Semer

Note: In 1851 Robert was an ag lab. In 1861 Robert and Mary were living at Gate Farm, Semer and were in receipt of parochial relief

Children of Robert and Mary
24......Robert b 1813 Hadleigh
25......John b 1818 Hadleigh d Jul 1889 Semer aged 71
26......Sarah bap 10 Apr 1821 Semer d 1896 Semer aged 75 m John HAMMOND ( b 1814 Chelsworth d 1888 Semer aged 74
27......Nathaniel bap 2 Nov 1823 Semer m Harriet CRICK 9 Apr 1847 Semer
28......William bap 29 Mar 1829 Semer
Note: In 1851 William was an ag lab
Susannah bap 3 Feb 1833 Semer d 1894 Lindsey m George GOYMOUR

11 Hannah GREEN m Thomas GARDINER ( bap 10 Jan 1784 Hadleigh Hamlet [Boxford] bur 3 May 1842 St Mary's Church Boxford aged 58) 8 Nov 1810 All Saints Church Semer

Note: Thomas was a husbandman and an ag lab. In 1841 they were living at Wickhurst Green, Boxford, but after Thomas' death Hannah moved to Hadleigh Hamlet. In 1851 she had a grandson, Thomas RANSON aged 10 staying with her

Children of Thomas and Hannah
11a......Susan b 12 Jul 1812 Hadleigh Hamlet bap 12 Jul 1812 Boxford
11b......Elizabeth bap 4 Nov 1814 Boxford
11c......Thomas bap 27 Apr 1817 Boxford
11d......William bap 26 Dec 1819 Boxford bur 3 Mar 1878 Boxford
11e......Anna Maria bap 24 Mar 1842 Boxford
11f......John bap 12 Dec 1824 Boxford
11g......George Green b 26 Mar 1828 m Sarah Ann RICE (bap 14 Jul 1833 St Bartholomew Groton) 24 Dec 1853 Groton
Note: George was an ag lab
Joseph Tillot b 1831 Hadleigh Hamlet
11i......Rebecca b bap 23 Apr 1833


14 William GREEN m Sarah WEBB (b 10 Oct 1799 bap 21 Jun 1801 bur 5 Nov 1885 aged 86) 28 Nov 1823 All Saints Church, Semer

Note: William was an ag lab in 1823 and in 1841 he was a "bullman" on a farm at Kersey. In 1851 he had his own farm and 35 acres at Salvetree farm (burnt down in 1921) He retired to Hadleigh after 1851 and then to East Bergholt. He and Sarah were buried near the North Door of Edwardstone/Groton Independent Chapel
Sarah was the daughter of Thomas WEBB and Sarah PEARTREE In 1881 she was an annuitant living at Farmhouse, Woodland Road Raydon

Children of William and Sarah
30......William bap 16 Jan 1824 d 1830 aged 6
31......Maria bap 19 Jan 1825 Kersey bur 20 Feb 1825 Kersey aged one month
32......Sarah bap 29 Nov 1825 Kersey d 1870 aged 45
33......Jane bap 16 Feb 1828 Kersey d Feb 1913 Stanway, Essex aged 85
34......William bap 24 Sep 1830 Hadleigh d 3 Mar 1909 aged 79
Note: William was a farmer. This may be the William Green who married Emma and appears on the 1881 census at Bloomfield Lane, Ardleigh? He gave his age as 50 and born in Kersey. In 1851 he was a farmer at Stapleton's Farm, Polstead
35......Walter bap 6 Mar 1833 Hadleigh d 13 Feb 1865 aged 31
Note: He was a farmer at Salvetree farm, Polstead in 1851. Buried at Independent Chapel, Boxford, Suffolk. Cause of death: epileptic fit.
36......Harriet bap 6 Feb 1836 Kersey d 6 Feb 1868 aged 32
37......Anna bap 15 Jan 1838 Kersey
38......Ellen b 1841 bap 24 Jun 1842 d 4 Aug 1849

16 Susan GREEN m (a) unknown (b) Robert BRADSTREET 29 Oct 1826 Semer

Children of Robert and Susan
39......Samuel dob unknown
40......William dob unknown
41......Eliza dob unknown
42......Maria dob unknown

17 James GREEN m Sarah CLARKE 17 Dec 1835 All Saints' Church Semer.

Children of James and Sarah
17a......James bap 23 Sep 1838 All Saints Church, Semer
17b......Henry bap 27 Mar 1842 All Saints Church, Semer bur 27 Apr 1842 All Saints Church, Semer aged 3 months

19 Susan GREEN m John GARDINER (b 1794 Boxford d 26 Jan 1865 aged 71 7 Queen's Terrace, Milwall, London) 24 Jan 1821 All Saints Church, Semer by licence

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were John Green ELMER, Elizabeth ELMER and Margaret GARDINER. John was a maltster in 1821 - 5 and a farmer in 1827. In 1841 they were at Butchers Lane, Boxford. The 1851 census shows him as a labourer maltster living at Plaistow Marsh and in 1861 as a retired farmer he was living at 7 Queen's Terrace, Milwall, London, with daughter Susannah and her husband. He died of chronic bronchitis.

Children of John and Susan
43......Margaret bap 24 Dec 1821 Groton privately bur 7 Jan 1822 St Bartholomew's Church Groton
44......Emmaline bap 16 Mar 1823 Groton Rec'd into church 4 Feb 1825 St Bartholomew's Church, Groton m Samuel SMITH 25 Oct 1845 St Mary the Virgin, Bramford
Note: in 1841 Emmaline was living at Butcher's Lane, Boxford. Witnesses to the marriage were William SMITH and Margaret GARDINER. Samuel was a maltster
Susannah b 7 Apr 1825 Groton bap [private] 18 Apr 1825 Groton d 19 Jul 1905 692 Barking Road, Plaistow West Ham, a widow aged 80
Note: In 1841 and 1851 she was living at The Street, Bramford. In 1861 she was at 7 Queens Terrace, Milwall and in 1881 at 545 Manchester Road, Milwall. She died of cardiac syndrome and acute meningitis.
46......Margaret bap 27 May 1827 Groton
Note: In 1841 Margaret was at Butchers Lane Boxford
47......John b 1829 Hadleigh Hamlet bap 26 Nov 1829 St Mary's Boxford
48......Thomas b 1834 Hadleigh Hamlet bap 25 Dec 1834 Boxford
Note: In 1841 he was at Butchers Lane, Boxford,and in 1851 Plaistow Marsh, West Ham, London.1881 saw him as an ag lab living at 1 Castling Heath, Groton, Suffolk
49......Dorcus (male) bap 3 Jan 1833 Boxford bur 29 Jan 1833 aged 3 months
50......William bap 30 Jun 1837 Boxford
51......Dorcus (male) bap 21 Jun 1840 Boxford bur 15 Oct 1845 Boxford

20 John Green ELMER m Susannah BATEMAN (b 1803 Hadleigh) 27 Mar 1826 St Mary's Church, Hadleigh

Children of John and Susannah
52......John George bap 20 Aug 1828 Hadleigh
53......Susannah Mary b 1830 Hadleigh bur 14 Mar 1831 Hadleigh
Note: The NBI spells her name Susanna

24 Robert GREEN m Mary Ann FINCH (bap 29 May 1816 George Street Baptist Hadleigh) 14 Oct 1839 All Saints' Church, Semer

Note: Mary Ann was the daughter of William FINCH and Susan LEMON. Robert was a labourer

Children of Robert and Mary Ann
24a......Susan Ellen bap 29 Nov 1840 Kersey
24b......Robert William bap 8 May 1842 Kersey
24c......Samuel b 1844 Semer

25 John GREEN m Pheobe GOSLING (bap 20 Dec 1818 Chelsworth) 31 May 1841 All Saints Church, Semer

Note: Pheobe was the daughter of Isaac GOSLING and Elizabeth STREET John was an ag lab living at Semer Gate Farm in 1861 and at Sayer's Farm in 1871 and 1872. In 1891 Sarah was still at Sayer's Farm, but "chargeable to the parish"

Children of John and Pheobe
54......John bap 25 May 1842 St Mary's Church Kersey
Note: John was a labourer
55......Henry bap 7 Apr 1844 St Mary's Church Kersey
Note: Henry was a labourer
56......Milleson bap 29 Mar 1846 St Mary's Church, Kersey d 8 Jan 1924 Semer
57......Alfred bap 21 May 1848 Semer
Note: in 1861 Alfred was a "backhouse boy" living at Semer Hall and employed by John Martin, a farmer
58......William bap 20 Jan 1856 Kersey
59......Caroline Elizabeth bap 15 Aug 1858 Semer d Apr 1887 Semer aged 28
Note: Caroline was a parlour maid in 1881

26 Sarah GREEN m John HAMMOND (bap 29 Sep 1814 Chelsworth d 1888 Semer) 21 May 1839 St Peter's Lindsey

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Stephen GREEN and Jane GREEN. John was described in 1881 as John Junior, and was the son of John HAMMENT and Mary DRIVER. In 1881 they were living at Watson's Hill, Semer. John and Sarah were living at the western end of a cottage called Goslings in the Semer survey of 1870 - this burnt down in 1935.

See the Hammond branch here

Children of John and Sarah
60......John bap 7 Jun 1840 Lindsey
61......Lucy bap 12 Jun 1842 Lindsey
62......William bap 7 Jul 1844 Lindsey
63......Nathaniel b 8 Mar 1851 Lindsey bap 13 Apr 1851 Lindsey d 7 Mar 1920 Thamesford, Ontario, Canada aged 69
64......Harriet b 11 Feb 1849 Lindsey d 1924 aged 75
65......Robert b 1847 Lindsey
66......Walter George b 1853 Lindsey
67......James bap 18 Apr 1856 Lindsey
68......Harry bap 26 Dec 1858 Lindsey d 1917 aged 59
69......Mahala b 14 Jul 1861 Lindsey bur 26 Oct 1884 Semer aged 26 m James PAYNE (b 1846 Semer d Sep 1932 Walnut Tree Hospital Sudbury) 22 Dec 1883 All Saints Church Semer

29 Susannah GREEN m George GOYMOUR (b 31 Mar 1824 Chelsworth d 1904 aged 80) 12 Nov 1853 Semer

Note: George was an ag lab in 1881, living at Upper Canada, Lindsey. After Susannah died he married twice to unknown women

Children of George and Susannah
70......Charles b 12 Nov 1853 Upper Common Chelsworth bap 24 Dec 1854 d 1926 aged 72 m Matilda Ann HOLLOCKS 24 Nov 1876 Monks Eleigh
Note: Matilda was the sister of Charlotte HOLLOCKS
71......Mary Ann b 24 Dec 1856 Upper Common, Chelsworth bap 18 Jan 1857 All Saints Church, Chelsworth
72......George b 4 Sep 1859 Upper Common, Chelsworth bap 4 Sep 1859
Note: George was an ag lab in 1881 living at Upper Canada, Lindsey.
73......Ellen bap 8 Jun 1862 Chelsworth
Note: Ellen was working as cook to the Vicar of Leatheringham in 1881
74......Samuel b 3 Dec 1864 Chelsworth bap 1 Jan 1865 Chelsworth m (a) Elizabeth HINES 24 Jun 1894 Lindsey (b) Elizabeth SCHUTCHER (b 1870
Note: Samuel was an ag lab in 1881
75......Jane bap 14 Feb 1869 Chelsworth
76......Rosina bap 23 Jul 1871 Chelsworth
76a....Martha Ann bap 31 May 1874 Chelsworth

11h Joseph Tillot GARDINER m Emma RICE (b 1843 Groton) 25 Dec 1862 St Mary's Church Hadleigh

Note: Emma was the daughter of Cook RICE and Martha GANT

Child of Joseph and Emma
76b......George bap 9 Sep 1863 Hadleigh

Note: In this generation was a Benjamin GREEN who was making Carriages in Ash Street, Semer in 1839


32 Sarah GREEN m William GAME (b 1819 Edwardstone d 9 Nov 1872 Edwardstone) 27 Nov 1845 Congregational Church Hadleigh

Note: William was the son of James and Pheobe BIRD

Children of William and Sarah, and was a farmer
77......John Andrew dob unknown
78......Sarah P dob unknown

33 Jane GREEN m George WATSON (b 1826 Hadleigh Hamlet, Boxford d 1893 Hintlesham aged 67) 1st qr 1850

Note: George was a carpenter - in 1881 they lived at Brookhall, Hadleigh. Jane moved when widowed to Stanway Essex, to be near her daughter. She was buried in St Albrights Churchyard - the stone was still there in 1951 but it was removed in '50s or '60s. She was alongside daughter & son-in-law. It is likely that Jane paid for or contributed towards her grandson Arthur G B Brown's apprenticeship with Beaumonts builders in Lexden.There is a potted family history for the browns which you can see here

Child of George and Jane
79......Anna Louisa dob unknown d Nov 1904 Stanway, Esex m Arthur BROWN (b 31 Oct 1856 bap 30 Nov 1856 Nacton d 5 Apr 1939 Stanway, Essex) 8 Dec 1877 Hadleigh registrar's office.

Note: Arthur after 4 years in a workhouse was raised by his aunt, Charlotte FARTHING. He worked first as a gardener, probably on the Orwell Park Estate with his cousin Harry FARTHING and in 1875 he joined the Suffolk Police Force. George and Jane Watson persuaded him to transfer to the Essex Police Force since they paid a shilling a week more! He was promoted to Sergeant in 1888 and to Inspector in 1901, retiring in June 1911. He remarried after Anna Louise died to Hester OSBORN.

Thanks to Kathryn REVELL for this information: you can contact her for more about the BROWN and MARJORAM families

37 Anna GREEN m Robert Thomas Smith ALDERTON (bap 27 Feb 1832 Walsham le Willows) about 1862

Note: Robert was the son of Charles ALDERTON and Sarah SMITH. In 1871 Robert was a farmer at Salvetre Farm, Polstead and in 1881 was at Farm House, Woodland Road, Raydon employing 6 men and one general household servant

Children of Robert and Anna
80......Anne b 1863 Cockfield
81......Frank b 1865 Cockfield
82......Arthur b 1867 Boxford
Note: In 1891 Arthur was a farm steward
83......Barry b 1869 Polstead
84......Nellie b 1872 Polstead
85......Kate b 1874 Raydon
86......William b 1877 Raydon
87......Agnes b 1879 Raydon

45 Susannah GARDINER m John DOE (b 7 Sep 1826 Bramford d 25 Jul 1866 at 7 Queen's Terrace, Milwall, Poplar, London) 14 Nov 1847 Chapel of St Mary, Plaistow, West Ham.

Note: John was the son of William and Sarah DOE. Witnesses to the marriage John GARDINER and Elizabeth SCAWEN. The cause of his death at age 40 was given as Asiatic Cholera. Susannah was a boarding Housekeeper in 1881 at 545 Manchester Road, Milwall: she died a widow of 80 from Cardiac Syndrome and Meningitis. In 1861 they were living at Queen's terrace, Milwall

Children of John and Susannah
88......Susannah Emmaline b 6 May 1849 Bramford bap 7 May 1849 Bramford
Note: It seems Susannah had 2 baptisms; at her second one on 12 Oct 1851, the christian names were reversed.
89......Margaret Sarah b 31 Jan 1851 Bramford bap 12 Oct 1851 Bramford d 2 May 1912 Poplar, London aged 61
Note: The date of birth given is as entered in the Parish Registers. However, her birth certificate states her date of birth was 20 February 1851. According to her own birthday book, she celebrated her birthday on 30 January. She died of multiple sarcomas
90......John William b 13 Sep 1853 Plaistow d 3rd qr 1876 Poplar aged 22
Note: In 1871 he was a bricklayer living at 7 Queen's Terrace, Millwall
91......Thomas Lemon b 4 Aug 1856 Plaistow d 4th qr 1931 Poplar aged 75 m Maud
Note: Thomas was living at 7 Queen's Terrace, Milwall in 1861 and in 49 Dukes Road Chiswick in 1881 when he was a turner in an engineering works
92......Susan Ellen b 30 Apr 1859 Bromley by Bow, London d 3 Oct 1934 London m (a) Mr SWANN (b) William Thomas MARSH (b 1st qr 1886 Dunton Green, near Sevenoaks) 1st qr 1886
Note: In 1861 Susan was at 7 Queen's Terrace, Milwall and in 1881 she lived at "The Pride of the Isle", 20 Havannah Street, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, with sister and husband. She worked for her brother in law at "The Pride of the Isle".
Peter Gardiner b 28 Nov 1862 Poplar, London
Note: In the 1881 census return Peter was living with his mother. Cause of death suicide - cut his throat, date unknown
In 1871 he was living at 7 Queens Terrace, Millwall and in 1881 at 545 Manchester Rd, Millwall.1891 saw him at 2 May Terrace, Poplar

94......Mary Ann Louisa b 23 Mar 1866 Poplar d 26 Sep 1948 aged 82 m George WHITTLE (d 1 Nov 1897 Long Melford) 1 Jul 1884 St John's Church, Poplar
Note: 1881 saw Mary Ann living with sister and her husband. at "The Pride of the Isle", 20 Havannah St, Millwall,Isle of Dogs, when George wa a foreman in his father's factory. In 1884 he was the manager of Cocoa Fibre works and in 1891 he is shown as a commercial clerk. She is said to have run off with Edward DEEKS, the son of the innkeeper at the "Cock and Bell" in Long Melford. In 1901 she was a widow living on her own means. Witnesses to the marriage were Susie DOE, Thomas Lemon DOE and Kate WHITTLE

48 Thomas GARDINER m Eliza (b 1834 Polstead) abt 1860

Thomas was an ag lab. In 1841 he lived at Butchers Lane, Boxford and in 1851 at Plaistow Marsh, West Ham, London. 1881 saw them at 1 Castling Heath, Groton, Suffolk

Children of Thomas and Eliza
95......Dorcas b abt 1862 m Henry FERRIS (b abt 1859 Groton) 21 Oct 1882 St Bartholomew, Groton.
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were George FROST and Annie GARDINER
95a....Henry b 1866 Hadleigh Hamlet
Note: In 1881 Henry was an ag lab living at 1 Castling Heath, Groton
96......Minnie b 1868 Hadleigh Hamlet
97......Ada b 1871 Lindsey m Dennis FROST 29 Sep 1893 St Bartholomew's Church, Groton
Note: Dennis was a labourer in 1893. Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas GARDINER and Emma FROST
98......Frederick b 1873 Lindsey m Caroline GLADDEN 15 Sep 1893 St Bartholomew's Church Groton
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Dennis FROST and Ada GARDINER

24c Samuel GREEN m Maria ELMER (bap 26 Apr 1846 Lindsey) 26 Mar 1867 All Saint's Church, Semer

Note: Maria was the daughter of William ELMER and Sarah GARDINER

Children of Samuel and Maria
98a......Arthur b abt 1868 Lindsey
98b......William John bap 26 Mar 1871 Lindsey
98c......George b 1st qr 1872 Lindsey
98d......Alice dob unknown

56 Milleson GREEN m Emma HOWARD (b 1848 Thorpe Morieux d 1928 aged 80) 27 Oct 1869 All Saints Church, Semer

Note: Milleson was a farm labourer in 1851 and in 1881, and was sexton of Semer Church for 40 years They lived in Church Street

Children of Milleson and Emma
99......Jeffrey Hugh b 4th qr 1872 Semer d 20 Aog 1942
100....Leonard Bertram bap 16 May 1875 Semer d 17 Jan 1956 Semer aged 80
101....Florence May b 1878 Semer
102....Cyril Howard b 31 Oct 1883 Semer bap 6 Jan 1884 Semer d 14 Mar 1930 aged 46
103....Olive Isabel bap 11 Jul 1887 d Jul 1896 aged 9

57 Alfred GREEN m Jane Rebecca PRENTICE (b 1855 Offton) 25 Sep 1874 Semer

Note: the 1881 census shows a lodger, Frederick TRICKER aged 16, a stable boy, lodging with him at Rectory Hill, Semer.Alfred was a groom and then a grocer. Jane was the illegitimate daughter of Rebecca PRENTICE In 1891 they were living at 1 Hadleigh Road, Semer
Witnesses to the marriage were William BRADBROOK, George ELMER, Caroline GREEN and Mary ELMER
Jane had an illegitimate son, 103a......William PRENTICE b 1874 Semer d 1887 Semer aged 12. In 1881 he was living with his grandparents, William and Sarah BRADBROOK at Mill House, Semer

Children of Alfred and Jane
104......Frank bap 22 Jul 1875 Semer bur 29 Jul 1875 Semer aged 3 months
105......Ellen bap 15 Oct 1876 Semer
106......Kate b 1879 Semer
107......Alice bap 17 Feb 1878 Semer
108......Frederick Harry b 28 Aug 1881 Semer
109......Bessie Elizabeth b 20 May 1883 Semer
110......Maude Mary b 25 Jan 1885 Semer
111......Frank b 16 Jan 1887 Semer
112......Mabel Florence bap 16 Feb 1889 Semer
113......Ethel Laura b 1891 Semer

70 Charles GOYMOUR m Martha Ann HOLLOX 24 Nov 1876 St Peter's Church, Monks Eleigh

Note: Charles was a gardener at Semer Common

Children of Charles and Martha
70a......Archibald Charles dob unknown
70b......Ellen Jane dob unknown
70c......Arthur Edward bap 4 Jan 1880 Semer
70d......Charles Alfred b 1882 Semer
70e......Florence Ellen bap 20 Jul 1884 Semer
70f......William Arnold bap 23 Sep 1888 Semer
70g......Mildred Matilda bap 20 Sep 1891 Semer
70h......Ada Rose bap 2 Jun 1895 Semer (Whit Sunday)
Note: Ada Rose was baptised under the name of Rose May

74 Samuel GOYMOUR m Elizabeth HINES as widower (bap 9 May 1861 Semer) 24 Jun 1894 Semer

Note: Samuel was an ag lab. In 1881 he was at Upper Canada, Lindsey and she was a lodger at Ash Street, Semer. Witnesses to the marriage were Arthur HINES and Jane GOYMOUR

Child of Samuel and Elizabeth
74a......Maud Elizabeth dob unknown


88 Susannah Emmaline DOE m John PARRISH (b 1849 Chichester) 27 Nov 1870 Christchurch Poplar, London

Note: John was the son of George PARRISH and was a bricklayer in 1871 living at 7 Queens Terrace, Millwall and in 1881 at 545 Manchester Road, Poplar. In 1861 Susannah was living at 7 Queen's Terrace, Poplar. In 1891 George was a widower with his mother in law as housekeeper at 14 Dongola Road, Plaistow and in 1901 he was at 577 Barking Road, Plaistow
Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas GARDINER, Margaret Sarah DOE and Emmaline SMITH

Children of John and Susannah
114......Susanna Eliza b 22 May 1871
Note: In 1891 Susanna was a barmaid at the Pride of the Isle, Havannah Street, Poplar
115......Eliza Maude b 27 Jun 1876 d 1955
116......Mary Ann Jane b 20 Nov 1879 Poplar
Living with George and Mary WHITTLE in 1891 and with Mary Ann WHITTLE (wid) in 1901
117......John William b 29 Jun 1883 Poplar
Note In 1901 John was a house painter
117......Margaret Elizabeth b 6 Sep 1886
Note: In 1891 Margaret was a general servant at "The Pride of the Isle"
115......Isabella Doe b 5 Nov 1888 Poplar

89 Margaret Sarah DOE m William Frederick Olley (b 6 Nov 1852 15 Pollards Row, Bethnal Green d 10 May 1916 "Pride of the Isle" Milwall aged 63) 23 May 1877 St John's Poplar

Note: Witnesses to the wedding were Susan & William Olley Snr, Mary Ann Olley, Susanna Doe, Peter Doe, Thomas Lemon Doe, Susan Ellen Doe, Thomas John Stubbs and William John Barker.
his birth certificate just shows his name as William, but the marriage certificate gives William Frederick. When he went to Australia with his parents age 1, he was known as William Frederick. At some time between 1861-1881 the address of the Pride of the Isle changed from being 10 Thomas Street to 20 Havannah Street, Millwall, where he was the landlord and victualler
They had a pony and trap at The Pride" and the pony's name was Jo-Boy.
William was said to have burned his Will just prior to death, but there is a copy of his Estate Book containing particulars of Administration of the Estate. He died of Chronic Nephritis and Cachexia

Children of William and Margaret
120......Margaret May b 27 Mar 1878 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall d 6 Apr 1958 Forbes House, Ham Common, Ham
121......Susan Bessie b 14 Sep 1879 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall d 10 Oct 1938 26 Leconfield Ave, Barnes SW13
122......William Frederick b 24 Feb 1881 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall d 18 Mar 1943
123......Alexandra Rose b 5 May 1884 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall d 1953 m Archibald George SMITH 14 Feb 1912 St Luke's Milwall
Note: She was born on Alexandra Rose Day, hence her name. She lived in Manchester Rd, Millwall before moving to Wraysbury. No issue. Archibald was a relieving officer.
124......John Edward b 12 Apr 1886 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall d 19 Aug 1970 m Marguerite Irene HILL 8 Dec 1919 St Lukes, Milwall
Note: He was a gifted musician playing saxaphone and other instruments and was in the Lou Praegar's Orchestra and played at the Hammersmith Palais. He had his own band at Whitley Bay in 1926 with Laurie Brewis as pianist. He played football for Clapton and for England. Witnesses at the wedding were and Richard HILL
Thomas Bertram b 28 Jul 1887 19 Bedford Road, Hitchin, Herts d after 1970
126......George Alexander b 1890 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall
127......Mildred Jessie b 31 Mar 1892 "Pride of the Isle" 24 Havanah Street, Milwall

91 Thomas Lemon DOE m Maud Marion MASON (b abt 1860 Islington) 3rd qr 1880 Poplar

Note: Thomas is believed to have been in the Salvation Army, but records were destroyed in WW2 and this cannot be proved. In 1881 he was a turner in an engineering works living at 49 Duke's Road Chiswick, and in 1891 he was a turner making steam engines living at 13 Fraser Street Chiswick; in 1901 he was a turner/fitter living at 6 Coldbath Street, Chiswick.

Child of Thomas and Maud
127a......John W b abt 1882 Chiswick
Note: John was a clerk (Store) in 1901

93 Peter Gardiner DOE m Isabella Boyce NUGENT (b 1863 Poplar) 3rd qr 1886 Poplar

Note: in 1881 Peter was a joiner's apprentice. In 1871 he was living at 7 Queens Terrace, Millwall, in 1881 at 545 Manchester Rd, Millwall and in 1891 at 2 May Terrace, Poplar. Isabella was the daughter of Alexander NUGENT and Margaret ELDON Peter committed suicide by cutting his throat

Children of Peter and Isabella
128......Victor Gardiner b 3rd qr 1887 Poplar d 15 Sep 1916 France
Note: Victor was killed in action in France whilst serving as Rifleman 5004 in the 1st/15th Battalion of the London Regiment. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial at Somme, France.
129......Grace Belle b 3rd qr 1889 Poplar d 15 Mar 1976 m John PEARSON 7 May 1921 Poplar
130......Harold Nugent b 2nd qr 1894 Poplar
131......Ernest William b 3rd qr 1896 Poplar
132......Ivy Beryl b 4th qr 1897 Poplar
Note: Ivy discovered her father's body after he had cut his throat, and is said never to have recovered from the shock
133......Ena Jessie b 2nd qr 1906 Poplar m John BROWN abt 1927

99 Jeffrey Hugh GREEN m Mary NEWMAN (b Pentlow 1864 d 27 Jan 1942 Old Tiles, Crouch Hill aged 78) abt 1894

Note: Jeffery was the village postman in Semer in 1891 and lived in Church Sreet Semer. Mary was the daughter of George and Jane NEWMAN

Children of Jeffrey and Mary
134......Christopher George b Oct 1896 Semer bur 24 Nov 1896 (Twin to Alfred Hugh) aged 26 days
135......Alfred Hugh b Oct 1896 Semer bur 11 Nov 1896 Semer (Twin to Christopher George) aged 13 days
136......Ida Florence b 2nd qr 1898 Semer m Albert George ROWLAND 7 Oct 1922 All Saint's Church Semer
137......Tola Florence b 1898 Semer
Note: Ida's name may have been "Tola" or there may have been a second set of twins!
138......Hilda Mary b 1900 Semer d 1994 Lindsey aged 94 m Percival WADLEY 29 Sep 1924 Semer
139......Gordon Sidney b 1900 Semer d 19 Oct 1934 Hadleigh aged 34
140......Alec b 3rd qr 1900 Semer
141......Christopher Leonard b 1903 Semer

100 Leonard Bertram GREEN m Sarah CANNING (b 1879 Lotley, Warks d 1961 aged 82) 17 Oct 1903 All Saints Church, Semer

Leonard was living at Church Street, Semer in 1881. He became a gardener at Chelsworth Hall

Children of Leonard and Sarah
142......Ellena Gladys b 1904 d 1989 semer aged 85
143......Leonard b 1907 Polsingford d 14 Nov 1996 Ipswich Hospital aged 89
Note: Leonard was educated at Semer School and Bridge Street, Hadleigh
144......Dolly dob unknown

101 Florence May GREEN m Alfred SUCKLING (b 1881 Semer) 9 Oct 1912 All Saints Church, Semer

Child of Mr Suckling and Florence
145......Mollie b 13 Oct 1914 Ipswich

102 Cyril Howard GREEN m Adelaide MURFET abt 1904

Note: Adelaide was the daughter of Alfred and Mary MURFIT. Cyrile is shown in 1905 as a carpenter at Canada Cottages and after 1905 at Hill House where he was a builder and had his yard.
Cyril and Adelaide took over the post office in Semer in 1909 from father Milleson. When Cyril died in 1930 Adelaide carried on as postmistress, but moved the Post Office to the next house down the hill, now Chapel Meadow House.
Daughter Jane Green eventually took over and kept the business going until 1983. For the last 53 years the post office was also a shop selling sweets groceries and paraffin [source: "Semer, a snapshot of a Suffolk Village"]

Children of Cyril and Adelaide
146......Claud Howard b 1905 Semer d 1986 Semer
146a....Herbert Cyril b abt 1908 Semer
146b....Pamela Adelaide dob unknown d 15 Feb 1919 Semer 147......Vivien Joan b 18 Apr 1922
147a....Alan Milison dob unknown m Violet STEVENS


120 Margaret May OLLEY m William Mark BREWIS (b 21 Apr 2870 Ratcliffe, London d 12 Nov 1928 at 32 Hartford Ave East Sheen SW14 bur 16 Nov 1928 East Sheen Cemetery ) 7 Sep 1903 St Luke's Milwall

Note: William, the son of John BREWIS and Catherine AYLMER was buried in East Sheen Cemetery Grave no 183 sectin F class A.After daughter Kathleen Rose Brewis' marriage to Stanley George Utteridge in 1936, her wedding bouquet was placed on William's grave. In 1871 William was at 3 Brunton's Cottages, Stepney and in 1881, incorrectly named Bruce, he was at 52 London Street Ratcliff, London. In 1891 he was a clerk at a cigar merchant's living at 19 Medland Street Ratcliff, London

Children of William and Margaret
148......William Aylmer b 1 Jul 1904 d 4 Apr 1963 aged 58 m Aileen Frances CALL (b 6 Aug 1909 d 25 Nov 1986 and cremated at Woking.) 22 Jul 1933, All Saints Church East Sheen
149......Laurence John b 29 Jun 1907 d 1967 New York aged 60
Note: Laurence was educated at Cranleigh School, Surrey and became a pianist and musician
150......Ronald Leslie b 16 Aug 1911 d 1952 Wales aged 41 m (a) Margaret ALLENSBY (b) Ms GWYNN
Note: Ronald was educated at Cranleigh School, Surrey

121 Susan Bessie OLLEY m Percy Robert BREWIS (b 12 Jun 1879 52 London Street Ratcliff Stepney d 19 May 1946 Paignton, Devon crem 23 May 1946 Crematorium, Plymouth, Devonshire) 14 Sep 1904 St Lukes Millwall

Note: Witnesses to the marriage wereRose Olley, Mildred Jessie Olley, William Frederick Olley, William Frederick Olley Jnr. Percy was employed by John Symons as an office boy, and worked his way up to become Manager and Director of John Symons on 20 Nov 1928. He was also President of the Licensed Victuallers Association for several years.
He was presented, amongst other items, with a Grandmother Clock, now in the possession of Kay Stevens. There is an envelope inside the clock with details of the presentation.
In 1881 he lived at 52 London Street, Ratcliff, entered under the name of BRUCE, and in 1891 he was at 19 Medland Street, Ratcliff. Subsequently he remarried Sheila CHASE and had one son, also called 121a......Percy Robert BREWIS in 1946 who in turn had a daughter 121b......Lucie BREWIS
Susan Lived at 20 Alpha Road, Millwall and 15 Butcher Row, Ratcliff, and she also had a bungalow on an island on the River Thames at Hampton opposite Garricks Temple called Westwood. She died at the home of Norman and Marjorie Holt

Children of Percy and Susan
151......Margorie Bessie b 3 Oct 1905 d 5 Jun 1949 at nursing home, 6 Palewell Park, Est Sheen
152......Kathleen Rose b 4 Mar 1907 20 Alpha Road, Milwall d 23 Dec 1988 Cottage Hospital, Felixstowe aged 81 m Stanley George UTTERIDGE (b 19 Apr 11910 99 Nightingale Rd Hornsey, Mdx d 15 Dec 1983 Cottage Hospital Felixstowe crem Ipswich 20 Dec 1983) 6 Jun 1936 St Marys Barnes SW13
Note: Witnesses to the wedding were Percy Robert Brewis and George Thomas Utteridge. After the wedding Kathleen placed her bouquet on the grave of her uncle, William Mark Brewis.
There is a family bible now in the hands of Tom Utteridge.

122 William Frederick OLLEY m Nellie EDWARDS 1st qr 1912 St Lukes Milwall

Children of William and Nellie
153......male child still living m (a) Monica (b) Patricia
154......female child still living
155......male child still living m (a) Dorothy (b) Barbara Evelyn Dorothy
156......female child still living
157......male child still living m Joyce Gwendoline 24 Sep 1955
158......female child still living
159......Anthony b 31 Mar 1926 Poplar d 5 Nov 1927 Poplar
160......female child still living

125 Thomas Bertram OLLEY m Nellie SCHULTZ

Child of Thomas and Nellie
161......Barbara dob unknown

126 George Alexander OLLEY m Laura STAPLETON

Child of George and Laura
162......George Alexander b 19 Oct 1922 d 1976 m Bobbi (issue 1 child, name unknown)

127 Mildred Jessie OLLEY m William Folds HALL at 8.00am 29 Sep 1915 St Lukes Milwall

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Dr G Rome Hall and William Frederick Olley

Children of William and Mildred
163......Female child still alive
164......Male child still alive
165......Male child still alive

Many thanks to Denise Hammond and Kay Stevens, who carried out most of the research for this page, as well as to 121b Lucie Brewis

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