We have a Robert son of Richard WORTHINGTON , a licensed victualler baptised in Preston in 1837. He is with family in 1851. We can't find him in 1861 but on 23 December that year a Robert WORTHINGTON, full age, a national school teacher married Fanny GODFRAY in Leicestershire. Robert's father is given as Richard a Farmer. Fanny died and Robert married again in 1875 to Alexandrina SMITH in Chester, again stating father was a farmer.(deceased) Richard was a licensee all his life and we have tracked each pub he was in. He was certainly deceased by the time Robert married again in 1875.
There appears to be only one Richard WORTHINGTON who was a farmer in Lancashire (aged 82 in 1861 census) but he did not have any son called Robert.
We have assumed Richard is not happy calling his father a pub landlord as he is in an exulted position of teacher. Do you think we are correct as in all censuses Robert is shown as born in Preston?.
My 1st cousin 3 times removed, Emily Ann BURROWS, born in Bristol, married Prince Zacharius Basilius GORTZACOFF (a Russian Prince , or so she thought) at All Saints Church, Knightsbridge on 14th Oct 1872. In reality he turned out to be Sir Basil ZAHAROFF, a Turkish Arms Dealer of dubious morals. He is the subject of this article in the Smithsonian Magazine.
I would like to find the date of Emily's death. The Weekly Dispatch (London) ran a couple of interesting articles about her in December 1936 - they can be seen in the British Newspaper Archives.
Puddy family published by Les Martels on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 21:10
Is anyone researching the Puddy family that seem to have lived in Mark, East Brent and Brent Knoll. There are so many different branches to the family that I fear I have lost my way.
I have James Puddy born ? died 1803 married to Joan Nash born c. 1765 and buried 1841 at East Brent aged 75. She remarried after the death of James to Stephen Hole. James and Joan's last child was born 1802 so feel happy that I have the right death for James in 1803.
I cannot find a baptism for him assuming he was about the same age as Joan so I wonder if the only baptism I have found for a James is son of Grace in 1749 Mark, a love child. She was baptisd 1725 daughter of Richard and Sarah and buried in 1754.
I had James as the son of Samuel and Jane until I found their marriage in 1770 and realised it could no be right.
Does anyone have Grace in their tree or James for that matter who could put me straight before I delete a lot of Puddy's that may not be part of this branch of the family.
As the document I added to the Newsletter appears to have disappeared I am posting it again here with a request for further information about these schools, their staff and pupils.
The document is a provisional list of Private Schools with some dates, references and names of Principals which is incomplete and may contain errors. If you have any information which could be added please let me know.
I have just noticed that Sir Arthur Eddington, the famous Scientist, Astronomer and Mathematician who lived in Walliscote Road - there is a bronze plaque on his house - was educated at Brynmelyn.
We have Elizabeth HODGES born 1861 in Donyatt, and have traced her as far as 1891 census in Lewisham, when she was a housemaid. Nothing more was found about her until 1939 register when she is living in Ilminster with other members of her family.
We then receive an email from a relative in Australia stating he is in possession of a clock inscribed "Elizbeth Hodges from Mr & Mrs HOWARTH, The Ferns,Beckenham August 1908"
We assume this was presented to her for long service or some such but can not find any more details. Neither Elizabeth nor HOWARTHs have been found in 1901 or 1911 censuses.