William George Palmer1

M, #19931, b. 1825, d. 6 Jul 1897
Probate (Will)* 65/249. William G PALMER Date of grant: 09 Sep 1897; Date of death: 06 Jul 1897; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Hawthorn. In his probate GEM--26 (20a) fenced no other improvements Value £100 & GEM--27 (7a 25r) partly fenced Value £35.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Anna Young.
 
Birth*18251 
Land-UBeac*6 Aug 1877 GEM--26. Transfer from Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett to William George Palmer. 20a 0r 0p.3 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Jun 1882He selected land from the Crown. GEM--27. 14a 1r 1p.4 
Land-UBeac*22 Sep 1885 GEM--27 (part). Transfer from William George Palmer to James Smith. 7a 0r 16p.5 
Death*6 Jul 1897 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D9055 (Age 72) [par Reynolds PALMER & Constance Grace COLLINS].1 
Death-Notice*7 Jul 1897PALMER.--On the 6th July, at Bonsal, Burwood-road, Glenferrie, William George Palmer, formerly sergeant-at-arms Legislative Assembly, Victoria, in his 73rd year.
THE Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM GEORGE PALMER are informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his son-in-law's (Dr. Alsop) residence, Bonsal, Burwood-road, Glenferrie, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 7th inst.), at 2.30 sharp.6 
Land-Note*22 Mar 1898 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.7 
Land-UBeac*a 22 Mar 1898 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from William George Palmer to Richard Francis Palmer Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop. Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.7 

Family

Anna Young
Children 1.Amy Gertrude Palmer
 2.Richard Francis Palmer1 b. 1862, d. 25 Apr 1911

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 266, item 65/249
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 465, item 65/249
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 834, item 65/249.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 902-330 - C/T 971-022 - William George Palmer of Hawthorn County of Bourke Sergeant at Arms of the Legislative Assembly Victoria.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 1375-843 - William George Palmer of Hawthorn."
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 1375-843 - James Smith - C/T 1741-137."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 7 Jul 1897, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9173664
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 1375-843 - Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.
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Anna Young

F, #19932
Married NamePalmer. 
Marriage* Spouse: William George Palmer.
 

Family

William George Palmer b. 1825, d. 6 Jul 1897
Children 1.Amy Gertrude Palmer
 2.Richard Francis Palmer1 b. 1862, d. 25 Apr 1911

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
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Richard Francis Palmer1

M, #19933, b. 1862, d. 25 Apr 1911
Father*William George Palmer1 b. 1825, d. 6 Jul 1897
Mother*Anna Young1
Birth*1862 
Marriage-Notice*5 Mar 1892PALMER— BURNS.— On the 10th February, at the residence of the bride's father, Richard Francis, son of W. G. Palmer, of Hawthorn, to Jessie Maxwell, only
daughter of Andrew Burns, of St. James's Park, Hawthorn.2 
Land-UBeac*a 22 Mar 1898 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from William George Palmer to Richard Francis Palmer Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop. Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.3 
Death*25 Apr 1911 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D3552 (Age 49.)1 
Death-Notice*6 May 1911PALMER.—On the 25th April, 1911, at his residence, "Glen Islay," Iona-avenue, Toorak, Richard Francis Palmer.4 
Land-Note*31 Aug 1911 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): 20a 0r 0p.5 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 5 Mar 1892, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197973591
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 1375-843 - Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 6 May 1911, p63
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142943290
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 1375-843 - Memo No 8290. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Title under Section 229 of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the above named Richard Francis Palmer having died the surviving executor the above named Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop is now the proprietor of the balance of the within estate and land.
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Amy Gertrude Palmer

F, #19934
Father*William George Palmer b. 1825, d. 6 Jul 1897
Mother*Anna Young
Married NameAlsop.1 
Marriage*20 Jan 1882 Spouse: Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop. Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M136.1
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Jan 1882ALSOP—PALMER.—On the 20th January, at Christ Church, Hawthorn, by the Rev. Dr. Bromby, assisted by the Rev. William Wood, incumbent of the parish, Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop, M.B.C.M. (Edin.), M.R.C.S. (Lond.), to Amy Gertrude, oldest daughter of W. G. Palmer, Esq., Sergeant-at-Arms, L.A., and granddaughter of the late Lieut.-Col. Falmer, Royal Artillery.2 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 28 Jan 1882, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202531002
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Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop1

M, #19935, b. 1852, d. 1931
Birth*1852 
Marriage*20 Jan 1882 Spouse: Amy Gertrude Palmer. Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M136.1
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Jan 1882ALSOP—PALMER.—On the 20th January, at Christ Church, Hawthorn, by the Rev. Dr. Bromby, assisted by the Rev. William Wood, incumbent of the parish, Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop, M.B.C.M. (Edin.), M.R.C.S. (Lond.), to Amy Gertrude, oldest daughter of W. G. Palmer, Esq., Sergeant-at-Arms, L.A., and granddaughter of the late Lieut.-Col. Falmer, Royal Artillery.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeaca 22 Mar 1898 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from William George Palmer to Richard Francis Palmer Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop. Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.3 
Land-Note*31 Aug 1911 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): 20a 0r 0p.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1914 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop to Henry Polwhele Godfrey. 20a 0r 0p + 7a 0r 25p.5 
Death*1931 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D8112 (Age 79) [par John ALSOP & Mary EVANS].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Jul 1931, Dr. T. O. S. Alsop, father of Mr F. S. Alsop, manager of the Bank of Australasia, Young, died in Melbourne last Wednesday.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 28 Jan 1882, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202531002
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 1375-843 - Memo No 20427. Richard Francis Palmer of No 26 Yarra Street Hawthorn, Stock and Share Broker, and Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop of Burwood Road Hawthorn Medical Practitioner are registered as proprietors of the within-described land as executors to whom probate of the will of William George Palmer (who died 6th July 1897) was granted 14th August 1897.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 1375-843 - Memo No 8290. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Title under Section 229 of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the above named Richard Francis Palmer having died the surviving executor the above named Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop is now the proprietor of the balance of the within estate and land.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 - Henry Polwhele Godfrey of Upper Pakenham Gentleman
    C/T 1375-843 - Henry Polwhele Godfrey of Upper Pakenham Gentleman - C/T 3763-488.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950), Tue 7 Jul 1931, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139291914
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Henry Polwhele Godfrey

M, #19936, b. 1854, d. 17 Sep 1917
Birth*1854 
Marriage*1882 Spouse: Isabella Catherine Burt. VIC, Australia, #M2581.1
 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1914 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from Thomas Osmond Fabian Alsop to Henry Polwhele Godfrey. 20a 0r 0p + 7a 0r 25p.2 
Death*17 Sep 1917 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D10506 (Age 63) [par Henry GODFREY & Mary POLWHELE].1 
Land-Note*22 Jun 1918 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): Henry Polwhele Godfrey died on the 17th day of September 1917. Probate of his will has been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne.3 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1920 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from Henry Polwhele Godfrey to William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton. 20a 0r 0p + 7a 0r 25p.4 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 - Henry Polwhele Godfrey of Upper Pakenham Gentleman
    C/T 1375-843 - Henry Polwhele Godfrey of Upper Pakenham Gentleman - C/T 3763-488.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Henry Polwhele Godfrey died on the 17th day of September 1917. Probate of his will has been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Alexander Crichton of Gembrook West Gentleman.
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Isabella Catherine Burt

F, #19937
Married NameGodfrey. 
Marriage*1882 Spouse: Henry Polwhele Godfrey. VIC, Australia, #M2581.1
 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
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James Smith

M, #19939
Land-UBeac*22 Sep 1885 GEM--27 (part). Transfer from William George Palmer to James Smith. 7a 0r 16p.1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 1375-843 - James Smith - C/T 1741-137."
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Isabella Harris

F, #19942, b. Sep 1872, d. Sep 1965
Father*William James Harris b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 29 Oct 1910
Mother*Catherine Ann Thornhill b. 1837, d. 28 Apr 1918
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Married NameBurd. 
Birth*Sep 1872 Bromley, Kent, England, Sep Q [Bromley] 2a 335.1 
Marriage*11 Apr 1894 Spouse: George Vanhouse Burd. Halwill Church, Halwill, Devon, England, Jun Q [Holsworthy] 5b 925.2
 
Widow23 Feb 1926Isabella Harris became a widow upon the death of her husband George Vanhouse Burd.2 
Death*Sep 1965 Okehampton, Devon, England, Sep Q [Okehampton] 5b 571 (Age 93.)2 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 188175 Linden Gardens, Kensington, London, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 8 - Scholar - as J Harris
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris3
31 Mar 1901East Street, Okehampton, Devon, England(Head of Household) George Vanhouse Burd;
Age 28
Member(s) of Household: Esther Mary Burd John Marsh Burd4
2 Apr 191111 East Street, Okehampton, Devon, England(Head of Household) George Vanhouse Burd;
Age 38 - married 16 years - 4 children all living
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Kate Burd Grace Vera Burd5

Family

George Vanhouse Burd b. Dec 1854, d. 23 Feb 1926
Children 1.Esther Mary Burd b. 8 Apr 1895, d. 25 Jul 1961
 2.John Marsh Burd b. 10 Sep 1896, d. 12 Oct 1930
 3.Isabella Kate Burd b. 23 Jun 1902, d. 10 May 1986
 4.Grace Vera Burd+ b. 23 Apr 1905, d. 31 Oct 1974

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Apr 1894, THE MARRIAGE OF MISS HARRIS AND DR. BURD.
    The marriage of Miss Isabella Harris, youngest daughter of Mr W. J. Harris, J.P., of Halwill Manor, with Dr Burd, of Okehampton, was solemnized at Halwill Church yesterday morning. The weather was beautiful, and if there any truth in the adage that "Happy is the bride whom the sun shines on," then the bride must have been extremely happy, for never has Old Sol shone with greater brilliancy than he did yesterday. The ceremony took place at noon, long before which hour the little church was crowded by visitors from all the country side. At the entrance to the church, which is situated close to the mansion, an arch of evergreens had been erected by Cutler, Dart, and Parsons. On one side was the motto, "God bless the bridal pair," and on the otter side were the words, "May they be happy." The bridal party walked to the church, the path being carpeted. As the bride entered, leaning on the arm of her father, the organist, who for this occasion was Major Bearne, of Newton Abbot, a friend of the family, played "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," which was heartily sung by the congregation. The bride was attired in a white silk damask, trimmed with pearls and a Honiton lace veil, with a wreath of orange blossoms. She was attended by five bridesmaids, Miss Marion Harris (her sister), Miss Daisy Thornhill (her cousin), Miss Thursfield, Miss Catherine Burd (niece of the bridegroom) and Miss Kathleen Harris (niece of the bride). They were attired in blue flowered silk, with white chip trimmed with ostrich feathers and silk. Each wore a chrysophrase brooch, and carried a basket of flowers, gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's mother wore a pearl grey satin brocade, with a black lace bonnet, and she carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The Rev Edward Puttock, Rector of Halwill, officiated, and after the ceremony delivered an appropriate address. The bride was given away by her father. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Richard Dunning, of Throwleigh, as best man.
    Previous to the Rector's address the hymn, "Oh, perfect love," was sung, and on the bridal party leaving the church the organist played "The Wedding March." The interior of the little church was elaborately decorated with plants and flowers. The presents, which numbered 137, were displayed in the morning room, and were much admired.
    Mr W. J. Harris gave his daughter a handsome pianoforte, and Mrs Harris gave her a set of house linen. Two serving dishes were the gifts of the Manor servants "with best wishes and congratulations." The parishioners were invited to the house on Friday last, when they were afforded an opportunity of inspecting the presents, and were entertained at tea. The house party yesterday were Mr and Mrs Hy. Thornhill, of Kensington ; Mr Hy. Wright, Mr. Somers, Mr Henry James, Misses Violet and Daisy Thornhill, Dr Meadows (Saltash), and Mrs Percy Barlow. The visitors were numerous and they were entertained to an "At Home" by Mrs Harris. The wedding party was photographed by Mr Hayman, of Launceston. At the railway station detonators were discharged in honour of the event, and in the evening the villagers celebrated the occasion by a dance. The newly wedded pair drove to Okehampton, and left for Eastbourne. They intend to spend their honeymoon on travel. The bride's travelling dress was of fawn and blue Tweed. Carriages were supplied by Mr Verdi, of the White Hart Hotel, Okehampton, and Mr Dicker, of Martin's Lane, Exeter, provided the bouquets. After the ceremony merry peals were rung on the church bells. Appended is a list of presents:—
    Mr W J Harris, piano; Mrs Harris, house linen; H Harris, plated candlesticks; Miss E Harris, candlesticks ; Mr and Mrs Hy Harris, cheque; Mr and Mrs Fred Harris, cheque; Mr and Mrs Owen Harris, china vase; Miss C M Harris, fish knives and forks; Mr and A Harris, brass candlesticks on shield; Miss M J Harris, soda water bottle stand and egg streemer; Miss Thursfield, old silver spoon ; Mr T Herbert, old silver tea spoons; Dr Thompson, old breakfast cruet; Mrs William Burd, silver spoons and forks ; Mrs McConnell, scent bottle ; Mrs C Reed, old Dutch scent bottle ; Mrs H Dubs Vickerman, old Dutch scent bottle ; Miss Crompton Roberts, old Dutch scent bottle; Mrs Pratar, silver salt cellars ; Mrs Ravenscroft, silver salt cellars; Miss James, plated silver cellars; Mr and Mrs Tweedie, worked tea cosey; Mr and Mrs F Bassett, tea table and stool; Miss Dingley, old oak table and stool; Misses Brown, cane table and stool; Mr and Mrs Newcombe, sporting clock ; Mr and Mrs C Lazenby, silver fruit dishes ; Mr and Mrs Majolier, silver pepper and mustard pot; Mr and Mrs Stinchcombe, cheese scoops ; Mr E P Burd, carpet; Miss Sally Pearse, brass water jugs and umbrella stand ; Mr and Mrs W Pearse, linen table cloth serviettes ; Mr and Mrs Tom Pearse, brass mounted tray ; Mr and Mrs Medley, entres dish; Mrs Thompson, tea kettle on stand ; Mrs Roper, yellow glass vase in plated stand ; Mrs Gilbert Northey, silver fruit spoons; Mrs Hucker, brass gong; Dr Ash, brandy decanter; Miss E Vanhouse, cheese, butter and biscuit tray ; Mr N Ravenscroft, butter dish; Mr and Mrs E P Northey, bacon dish and teapot; Mr J D Prickman, china tea set; Miss Ada and Mr S James, brass inkstand ; Mr S Andrews, silver krush, comb and hair pin tray; Mis Herbert, carved oak match box ; Dr Hunt, silver bread platter and knife; Granny Drew, bread platter and knife ; Mr and Mrs C B Woollcombe, silver heart shaped frame ; Mr and Mrs Paul, hanging brass candlesticks ; Mr Hy Herbert, silver pen and pencil; Misses Cutcliffe, picture; Miss E Maxwell, screen; Mr Maxwell, cheque ; Mr and Mrs Battams, brass hall brushes; Mr, Mrs, Misses and Messrs Thornhill, album ; Mr and Mrs R Gill, dessert knives and forks ; Mr J Legg, black hair brush with silver monogram ; Mrs A Tyler, plated cream jug : Hon R C and Mrs Devereux, glass mugs; Mr and Mrs Tretheway, toast and butter dish ; Mr Palmer, plated cake basket; Mr and Misses Moulton Barrett, ivory paper knife ; Miss Chiff, Worcester vase; Miss May and Mr Francis Drake, flower vases; Mr and Mrs Forrest, arm chair ; Harriett Matthews, Maltese lace handkerchief; F Harris, Chippendale tray ; Mrs G Pearse, old oak chest; Aunt Mary Ann, leather blotting book ; Mrs C V Saunders, old silver ring; Mr H Wright, plated dessert dish; Mrs Charles Harris, silver pepper pot; Mr and Mrs Sprague, claret jug; Mrs W Drew, silver knife rests; Miss Hawkes, sardine box; Rev and Mrs Seymour, scent bottle; Mrs Fewins, photographs of Dartmoor framed; Misses Homéns, silver button hook and silver horn; Mr and Mrs Calmady, gold bangle; Mrs W Montgomery, silver pea tray; Miss E Turner, leather case painted; Mr B Parker, carriage rug; Mr W Heard, gold bangle; Mr and Mrs J Reddaway, plated eandlesticks; Mr J Reddaway, silver tea spoons; Rev and Mrs Saulez, silver sugar basin; Aunt Charles, silver pepper pot; Mrs C Hart, worked night dress case; Mrs E P Barlow, silver tea caddy; Miss E Crosby, scent bottle; Mrs Wilson, address book; Miss Fulford, moonstone brooch; Rev and Mrs Rawes, silver pepper pots; Mrs Puttock, photographs; Mr G W Harris, books; Mrs W J Harris, house linen; Miss E K Harris, book of photographs; Mr W H Harris (to the bridegroom), case of three pipes; Mrs J Woolcombe, blotter; Mr and Mrs H Thornhill, silver table napkin rings; Mr G Cann, hot water jug; Misses Pearse, pictures; Miss Jones, silver gong; Misses Browne (Tavistock), silver muffineers; Mr H James, gold foxhead pin; Mrs W Soby, glass vases; Mrs Kelly, china vases; Mr and Mrs Tate, gold bracelet and silver cream jug; Miss Fletcher Norton, white frame; Miss E R Knight and Mrs Gilbert, china cheese dish; Mr E Dunning, combination ring; Dr Andrews, fruit spoons; Mrs Egleston, sugar sifter; Mrs Turner, lamp; Dr Passmore, letter wright; Mr May, picture; Mr and Mrs Radford, sugar castor; Mr and Mrs Yeo, Worcester, vases; Mr and Mrs Legg, silver tea spoons; Mr and Mrs Verdi, horn inkstand and gong; Mrs, Miss, and Misses Gossage, oak trays; Mr and Mrs R T Harris, Chippendale bureau; Mr H Hayman, framed photographs; Mrs Reddecliffe, vases; Mr May, picture of Dartmoor; Lady Hereford, salt cellars ; Miss B Moore, bread scoop ; Mrs W Garman, cake knife ; Mrs Cousins, sugar basin; Mrs F Moore, sofa cushion cover; Miss Legg, leather and brass blotter, Podger and Kathleen, brass flower pot; Mr and Mrs H Harris, clothes brushes; Miss Burd, little table; Mr Assar, travelling clock; Mr H S and Mr H T James, driving whip; Mrs Paterson, cushion; Dr Young, fruit spoons; Mr and Mrs Land, silver match box; Relieving Officers and Officers of Okehampton Workhouse, egg stand; Rational Sick ond Burial Club, clock ; Mr and Mrs Murrin, vases; Mr and Mrs G Balsden, jam spoons; Elizabeth Palmer, framed photograph of Tavistock; Miss Burd, newspaper rest; Mr and Misses Blyth, egg streamer; Mr and Mrs Puttock, pictures; Mrs Matters, vases; Mr and Mrs W T Gill, silver matchbox and case ; Mr Bob Burd, vase; Mr and Mrs T Bassett, silver candlesticks; Mr George James, tablespoons; Mr Biddick, Wedgwood biscuit box; Mr Wright, teapot; Mr Pratt, hunting crop; Messrs Escott and Cornish, umbrella stand ; Mrs Pearse, picture; Okehampton servants, biscuit box ; Halwell servants, two entrée dishes.6

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mothers maiden name THORNHILL."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 28; Folio: 107; Page: 41; GSU roll: 1341006."
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2124; Folio: 8; Page: 7."
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 13140; Schedule Number: 158."
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Western Times (Exeter, England), Thursday, 12 April 1894; pg. 2;.
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George Vanhouse Burd

M, #19943, b. Dec 1854, d. 23 Feb 1926
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Birth*Dec 1854 Okehampton, Devon, England, Dec Q [Okehampton] 5b 325.1 
Marriage*11 Apr 1894 Spouse: Isabella Harris. Halwill Church, Halwill, Devon, England, Jun Q [Holsworthy] 5b 925.1
 
Death*23 Feb 1926 Okehampton, Devon, England, Mar Q [Okehampton] 5b 517 (Age 71.)1 
Probate (Will)*20 Apr 1926 BURD George Vanhouse of Owlsfoot South Tawton Devonshire died 23 February 1926 Probate London 20 April to Isabella Burd widow. Effects £277 3s. 4d.2 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901East Street, Okehampton, Devon, EnglandHead of Household: George Vanhouse Burd. Age 46 - Surgeon. They also had a Norwegian governess and another surgeon and a nurse in their household.
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Burd, Esther Mary Burd, John Marsh Burd.3
2 Apr 191111 East Street, Okehampton, Devon, EnglandHead of Household: George Vanhouse Burd. Age 56 - Surgeon. There were also a number of servants in the household. Two older children were absent.
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Burd, Isabella Kate Burd, Grace Vera Burd.4

Family

Isabella Harris b. Sep 1872, d. Sep 1965
Children 1.Esther Mary Burd b. 8 Apr 1895, d. 25 Jul 1961
 2.John Marsh Burd b. 10 Sep 1896, d. 12 Oct 1930
 3.Isabella Kate Burd b. 23 Jun 1902, d. 10 May 1986
 4.Grace Vera Burd+ b. 23 Apr 1905, d. 31 Oct 1974

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Apr 1894, THE MARRIAGE OF MISS HARRIS AND DR. BURD.
    The marriage of Miss Isabella Harris, youngest daughter of Mr W. J. Harris, J.P., of Halwill Manor, with Dr Burd, of Okehampton, was solemnized at Halwill Church yesterday morning. The weather was beautiful, and if there any truth in the adage that "Happy is the bride whom the sun shines on," then the bride must have been extremely happy, for never has Old Sol shone with greater brilliancy than he did yesterday. The ceremony took place at noon, long before which hour the little church was crowded by visitors from all the country side. At the entrance to the church, which is situated close to the mansion, an arch of evergreens had been erected by Cutler, Dart, and Parsons. On one side was the motto, "God bless the bridal pair," and on the otter side were the words, "May they be happy." The bridal party walked to the church, the path being carpeted. As the bride entered, leaning on the arm of her father, the organist, who for this occasion was Major Bearne, of Newton Abbot, a friend of the family, played "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," which was heartily sung by the congregation. The bride was attired in a white silk damask, trimmed with pearls and a Honiton lace veil, with a wreath of orange blossoms. She was attended by five bridesmaids, Miss Marion Harris (her sister), Miss Daisy Thornhill (her cousin), Miss Thursfield, Miss Catherine Burd (niece of the bridegroom) and Miss Kathleen Harris (niece of the bride). They were attired in blue flowered silk, with white chip trimmed with ostrich feathers and silk. Each wore a chrysophrase brooch, and carried a basket of flowers, gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's mother wore a pearl grey satin brocade, with a black lace bonnet, and she carried a shower bouquet of pink roses. The Rev Edward Puttock, Rector of Halwill, officiated, and after the ceremony delivered an appropriate address. The bride was given away by her father. The bridegroom was attended by Mr Richard Dunning, of Throwleigh, as best man.
    Previous to the Rector's address the hymn, "Oh, perfect love," was sung, and on the bridal party leaving the church the organist played "The Wedding March." The interior of the little church was elaborately decorated with plants and flowers. The presents, which numbered 137, were displayed in the morning room, and were much admired.
    Mr W. J. Harris gave his daughter a handsome pianoforte, and Mrs Harris gave her a set of house linen. Two serving dishes were the gifts of the Manor servants "with best wishes and congratulations." The parishioners were invited to the house on Friday last, when they were afforded an opportunity of inspecting the presents, and were entertained at tea. The house party yesterday were Mr and Mrs Hy. Thornhill, of Kensington ; Mr Hy. Wright, Mr. Somers, Mr Henry James, Misses Violet and Daisy Thornhill, Dr Meadows (Saltash), and Mrs Percy Barlow. The visitors were numerous and they were entertained to an "At Home" by Mrs Harris. The wedding party was photographed by Mr Hayman, of Launceston. At the railway station detonators were discharged in honour of the event, and in the evening the villagers celebrated the occasion by a dance. The newly wedded pair drove to Okehampton, and left for Eastbourne. They intend to spend their honeymoon on travel. The bride's travelling dress was of fawn and blue Tweed. Carriages were supplied by Mr Verdi, of the White Hart Hotel, Okehampton, and Mr Dicker, of Martin's Lane, Exeter, provided the bouquets. After the ceremony merry peals were rung on the church bells. Appended is a list of presents:—
    Mr W J Harris, piano; Mrs Harris, house linen; H Harris, plated candlesticks; Miss E Harris, candlesticks ; Mr and Mrs Hy Harris, cheque; Mr and Mrs Fred Harris, cheque; Mr and Mrs Owen Harris, china vase; Miss C M Harris, fish knives and forks; Mr and A Harris, brass candlesticks on shield; Miss M J Harris, soda water bottle stand and egg streemer; Miss Thursfield, old silver spoon ; Mr T Herbert, old silver tea spoons; Dr Thompson, old breakfast cruet; Mrs William Burd, silver spoons and forks ; Mrs McConnell, scent bottle ; Mrs C Reed, old Dutch scent bottle ; Mrs H Dubs Vickerman, old Dutch scent bottle ; Miss Crompton Roberts, old Dutch scent bottle; Mrs Pratar, silver salt cellars ; Mrs Ravenscroft, silver salt cellars; Miss James, plated silver cellars; Mr and Mrs Tweedie, worked tea cosey; Mr and Mrs F Bassett, tea table and stool; Miss Dingley, old oak table and stool; Misses Brown, cane table and stool; Mr and Mrs Newcombe, sporting clock ; Mr and Mrs C Lazenby, silver fruit dishes ; Mr and Mrs Majolier, silver pepper and mustard pot; Mr and Mrs Stinchcombe, cheese scoops ; Mr E P Burd, carpet; Miss Sally Pearse, brass water jugs and umbrella stand ; Mr and Mrs W Pearse, linen table cloth serviettes ; Mr and Mrs Tom Pearse, brass mounted tray ; Mr and Mrs Medley, entres dish; Mrs Thompson, tea kettle on stand ; Mrs Roper, yellow glass vase in plated stand ; Mrs Gilbert Northey, silver fruit spoons; Mrs Hucker, brass gong; Dr Ash, brandy decanter; Miss E Vanhouse, cheese, butter and biscuit tray ; Mr N Ravenscroft, butter dish; Mr and Mrs E P Northey, bacon dish and teapot; Mr J D Prickman, china tea set; Miss Ada and Mr S James, brass inkstand ; Mr S Andrews, silver krush, comb and hair pin tray; Mis Herbert, carved oak match box ; Dr Hunt, silver bread platter and knife; Granny Drew, bread platter and knife ; Mr and Mrs C B Woollcombe, silver heart shaped frame ; Mr and Mrs Paul, hanging brass candlesticks ; Mr Hy Herbert, silver pen and pencil; Misses Cutcliffe, picture; Miss E Maxwell, screen; Mr Maxwell, cheque ; Mr and Mrs Battams, brass hall brushes; Mr, Mrs, Misses and Messrs Thornhill, album ; Mr and Mrs R Gill, dessert knives and forks ; Mr J Legg, black hair brush with silver monogram ; Mrs A Tyler, plated cream jug : Hon R C and Mrs Devereux, glass mugs; Mr and Mrs Tretheway, toast and butter dish ; Mr Palmer, plated cake basket; Mr and Misses Moulton Barrett, ivory paper knife ; Miss Chiff, Worcester vase; Miss May and Mr Francis Drake, flower vases; Mr and Mrs Forrest, arm chair ; Harriett Matthews, Maltese lace handkerchief; F Harris, Chippendale tray ; Mrs G Pearse, old oak chest; Aunt Mary Ann, leather blotting book ; Mrs C V Saunders, old silver ring; Mr H Wright, plated dessert dish; Mrs Charles Harris, silver pepper pot; Mr and Mrs Sprague, claret jug; Mrs W Drew, silver knife rests; Miss Hawkes, sardine box; Rev and Mrs Seymour, scent bottle; Mrs Fewins, photographs of Dartmoor framed; Misses Homéns, silver button hook and silver horn; Mr and Mrs Calmady, gold bangle; Mrs W Montgomery, silver pea tray; Miss E Turner, leather case painted; Mr B Parker, carriage rug; Mr W Heard, gold bangle; Mr and Mrs J Reddaway, plated eandlesticks; Mr J Reddaway, silver tea spoons; Rev and Mrs Saulez, silver sugar basin; Aunt Charles, silver pepper pot; Mrs C Hart, worked night dress case; Mrs E P Barlow, silver tea caddy; Miss E Crosby, scent bottle; Mrs Wilson, address book; Miss Fulford, moonstone brooch; Rev and Mrs Rawes, silver pepper pots; Mrs Puttock, photographs; Mr G W Harris, books; Mrs W J Harris, house linen; Miss E K Harris, book of photographs; Mr W H Harris (to the bridegroom), case of three pipes; Mrs J Woolcombe, blotter; Mr and Mrs H Thornhill, silver table napkin rings; Mr G Cann, hot water jug; Misses Pearse, pictures; Miss Jones, silver gong; Misses Browne (Tavistock), silver muffineers; Mr H James, gold foxhead pin; Mrs W Soby, glass vases; Mrs Kelly, china vases; Mr and Mrs Tate, gold bracelet and silver cream jug; Miss Fletcher Norton, white frame; Miss E R Knight and Mrs Gilbert, china cheese dish; Mr E Dunning, combination ring; Dr Andrews, fruit spoons; Mrs Egleston, sugar sifter; Mrs Turner, lamp; Dr Passmore, letter wright; Mr May, picture; Mr and Mrs Radford, sugar castor; Mr and Mrs Yeo, Worcester, vases; Mr and Mrs Legg, silver tea spoons; Mr and Mrs Verdi, horn inkstand and gong; Mrs, Miss, and Misses Gossage, oak trays; Mr and Mrs R T Harris, Chippendale bureau; Mr H Hayman, framed photographs; Mrs Reddecliffe, vases; Mr May, picture of Dartmoor; Lady Hereford, salt cellars ; Miss B Moore, bread scoop ; Mrs W Garman, cake knife ; Mrs Cousins, sugar basin; Mrs F Moore, sofa cushion cover; Miss Legg, leather and brass blotter, Podger and Kathleen, brass flower pot; Mr and Mrs H Harris, clothes brushes; Miss Burd, little table; Mr Assar, travelling clock; Mr H S and Mr H T James, driving whip; Mrs Paterson, cushion; Dr Young, fruit spoons; Mr and Mrs Land, silver match box; Relieving Officers and Officers of Okehampton Workhouse, egg stand; Rational Sick ond Burial Club, clock ; Mr and Mrs Murrin, vases; Mr and Mrs G Balsden, jam spoons; Elizabeth Palmer, framed photograph of Tavistock; Miss Burd, newspaper rest; Mr and Misses Blyth, egg streamer; Mr and Mrs Puttock, pictures; Mrs Matters, vases; Mr and Mrs W T Gill, silver matchbox and case ; Mr Bob Burd, vase; Mr and Mrs T Bassett, silver candlesticks; Mr George James, tablespoons; Mr Biddick, Wedgwood biscuit box; Mr Wright, teapot; Mr Pratt, hunting crop; Messrs Escott and Cornish, umbrella stand ; Mrs Pearse, picture; Okehampton servants, biscuit box ; Halwell servants, two entrée dishes.5
  • 26 Feb 1926, SOUTHTAWTON.
    The death has occurred of Dr G. V. Burd at Owlsfoot after a long illness. A son of Mr. John Marsh Burd, solicitor, of Okehampton, deceased was born in August, 1856 and had resided in Okehampton and district practically all his life. Up to within a few years ago he was the principal medical practitioner in the district, and was greatly beloved and respected. He married Miss Isabella Harris, daughter ot the late Mr W. J. Harris, of Halwill, and leaves a widow and grown-up family. The remains were yesterday conveyed to Woking for cremation to-day. Before the removal a service was conducted at South Zeal Chapel, by the Rev. E. F. Ball, Vicar at Southtawton, members of the family and a number of friends attending. The deceased lived at Mount Radford-crescent, Exeter for a time after his retirement. His brother, Mr E. P. Burd, is Registrar of Okehampton County Court.6

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2124; Folio: 8; Page: 7."
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  6. [S14] Newspaper - Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (Exeter, England), Friday, 26 February 1926; pg. 3;.
Last Edited2 Jun 2018

Grace Vera Burd

F, #19944, b. 23 Apr 1905, d. 31 Oct 1974
Father*George Vanhouse Burd b. Dec 1854, d. 23 Feb 1926
Mother*Isabella Harris b. Sep 1872, d. Sep 1965
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Married NameDoyle.1,2 
Birth*23 Apr 1905 Okehampton, Devon, England, Jun Q [Okehampton] 5b 358.1 
Marriage*7 Oct 1924 Spouse: John Edgcumbe Doyle. Zeal Monachorum, Devon, England, Dec Q [Crediton] 5b 895 - Grace Vera Burd married Captain John E. Doyle DFC RFC and RAF on 7th October 1924 very quietly at Zeal Monachorum, Devon.1,2
 
(Member of Household) Census 1939 Reg29 Sep 1939(Head of Household) John Edgcumbe Doyle;
Unpaid Domestic Duties3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1959 Sailing with John Edgcumbe Doyle to England. Ship RMS Circassia from Limassol (Cyprus), sailing 1st class
Housewife.4 
Death*31 Oct 1974 Okehampton, Devon, England, Dec 1974 [Okehampton] 21 1590 (born 23 Apr 1905.)1 
Probate (Will)*11 Dec 1974 DOYLE Grace Vera of Vanhouse South Zeal Okehampton Devon died 31 October 1974. Probate Bristol 11 December £2213.5 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 191111 East Street, Okehampton, Devon, England(Head of Household) George Vanhouse Burd;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Burd Isabella Kate Burd6

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S71] "Email from John Doyle — Grace Vera Burd married Captain John E. Doyle DFC RFC and RAF on 7th October 1924 very quietly at Zeal Monachorum, Devon."
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/7161G."
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    Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 1441. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
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  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 13140; Schedule Number: 158."
Last Edited13 Jan 2019

Esther Mary Burd

F, #19945, b. 8 Apr 1895, d. 25 Jul 1961
Father*George Vanhouse Burd b. Dec 1854, d. 23 Feb 1926
Mother*Isabella Harris b. Sep 1872, d. Sep 1965
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Birth*8 Apr 1895 Okehampton, Devon, England, Jun Q [Okehampton] 5b 361.1,2 
Marriage*20 Aug 1919 Spouse: Edmund Burd. Okehampton, Devon, England, married her cousin Edmund BURD Sep Q [Okehampton] 5b 1071.1
 
Note*Feb 1926 Husband Colonel 2nd Battalion Burma Rifles - died Feb 1926 • Rangoon, Burma. A daughter Catherine Ann Burd born 08 Jun 1922 • Maymyo, Mandalay Myanmar, Burma.3 
Widow24 Feb 1926Esther Mary Burd became a widow upon the death of her husband Edmund Burd.4 
Census 1939 Reg*1939Head of Household: Esther Mary Burd. Indian Military Service Family & Royal Warrant Pension - born 8 Apr 1895 - Widow.5 
Death*25 Jul 1961 Okehampton, Devon, England. 
Probate (Will)*4 Apr 1962 BURD Esther Mary of Vanhause South Zeal Okehampton Devon widow died 25 July 1961 at Okehampton and District Hospital Okehampton Probate Exeter 4 April to Catherine Ann Owen married woman and Frank John Woodward solicitor. Effects £5614 6s. 8d.4 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901East Street, Okehampton, Devon, England(Head of Household) George Vanhouse Burd;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Burd John Marsh Burd6

Grave

  • All Saints Church, Okehampton, Devon, England, In memory of Lieut. Colonel Edmund Burd late 93rd Burma Infantry I.A.. He formed the Putao Batt. B.M.P 1914, was wounded at Loos 1915, raised the Burma Batt. for active service 1917 and from it formed the 3/20 Burma Rifles 1921 which he commanded until his death in Rangoon Feb 24th 1926 aged 46 resulting from wounds and illness contracted on active service.
    And of his beloved wife, Esther Mary, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G V Burd of Okehampton who died on the 25th July 1961 aged 667

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Aug 1919, OKEHAMPTON WEDDING. Major Edmund Burd and Miss Esther M. Burd.
    Much interest was felt in the district in the marriage of Miss Esther Mary Burd, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. V. Burd, of Okehampton, and Major Edmund Burd, Indian Army, son of Mr. E. P. Burd, which was solemnised in the Parish Church of Okehampton on Wednesday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. Milner, Rector of Belstone. Dr. Burd gave away his daughter, who was attended by Miss C. E. Burd (sister of the bridegroom), and Miss I. K. E. Burd and Miss G. V. Burd (her own sisters). Captain T. U. Burd, M.C., R.A.F., accompanied the bride-groom as best man.
    The bride and her bridesmaids formed a charmingly picturesque group, the former wearing a dainty gown of white Georgette over silk, the skirt inset with a flounce of Honiton lace, while the corsage and short sleeves, all hemmed with pearls, were completed by long wing-draperies, pearl edged, which fell over the skirt at each side and partly veiled the deep ceinture of pale blue satin ribbon, that was headed by a wreath of silver leaves and orange-blossoms. A beautiful old Honiton lace veil (lent by Mrs. P. J. Garratt, aunt of the bride; was also worn by Miss Burd. It was arranged in cap fashion, secured by a narrow line wreath of orange-blossoms, and fell in graceful folds into a short train at the back. The bride's ornaments included a sapphire and diamond ring, a gift from the bridegroom, who also gave her Honiton lace and a mother-of-pearl fan. The three bridesmaids were in pretty frocks of "love-in-a-mist" blue Georgette, with long trails of marguerites and their green stems appliqued and embroidered on the draped skirts, and old Brussels rose-point lace fichus trimming the corsages, which were completed by swathed ceintures of gold tissue and blue Georgette, in which sprays of marguerites and white heather were tucked. Their caps of gold tissue were held in place by wreaths of marguerites, gold tissue leaves, and white heather, resting on the hair. Gold peacock brooches were their souvenir gifts from the bridegroom.
    There was no formal reception after the ceremony, only the near relatives and a few intimate friends returning to the residence of the bride's parents to see Major and Mrs. Edmund Burd off with good wishes and congratulations on their honeymoon.
    The bride's and bridesmaids' gowns and millinery were designed and made by Messrs. Colson and Co., Exeter.8

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
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  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2124; Folio: 8; Page: 7."
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/160264
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Western Times (Exeter, England), Friday, 22 August, 1919; pg. 3.
Last Edited3 Jun 2018

John Marsh Burd

M, #19946, b. 10 Sep 1896, d. 12 Oct 1930
Father*George Vanhouse Burd b. Dec 1854, d. 23 Feb 1926
Mother*Isabella Harris b. Sep 1872, d. Sep 1965
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Birth*10 Sep 1896 Okehampton, Devon, England, Dec Q [Okehampton] 5b 373.1,2 
Marriage*26 Apr 1921 Axminster, Devon, England, married Norah M LANGRAN - Jun Q [Axminster] 5b 27.1
 
Note*1922 2 daughters: Dec 1922 [Aminster] Joane M BURD 5b 16 & Sep 1926 [Axminster] Barbara M M BURD 5b 1.1 
Death*12 Oct 1930 British General Hospital, Hinardi, Iraq.3 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 1930BURD.—On October 12th, suddenly, at Hinaidi, Iraq, John Marsh Burd, M.C., R.A.F., late Captain R.F.A., beloved husband of N. M. Burd, and only and well-beloved son oi Mrs G. V. Burd, "Vanhouse," South Zeal, Okehampton, and the late Dr. G. V. Burd, Okehampton, Devon. Aged 34.—Per Ardua ad Astra.4 
Probate (Will)*1 Jul 1931 BURD John Marsh of Glenkealey Teignmouth Devonshire died 12 October 1930 at the British General Hospital Hinaidi Iraq Probate Exeter 1 July to Norah Mary Burd widow Effects £168 10s. 8d.3 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901East Street, Okehampton, Devon, England(Head of Household) George Vanhouse Burd;
Age 4
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Burd Esther Mary Burd5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Apr 1921, FASHIONABLE WEDDINGS. Captain J. M. Burd and Miss N. M. Langran at Axminster.
    The marriage of Miss Norah Mary Langran, third daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Langran, of "The Lawn," Axminster, to Captain John Marsh Burd, M.C., R.F.A., (attached R.A.F.), only son of Dr. and Mrs. G. V. Burd, of "Wingfield," Mount Radford Crescent, Exeter, was solemnised yesterday afternoon in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Axminster. The popularity of the bride and her family was reflected in the keen interest taken in the wedding by all sections of the townspeople. The pretty little church was too small to accommodate any more than just the numerous and fashionable gathering of invited guests, but crowds gathered round to see the bride enter, and to shower good wishes on her and her husband as they left the church after the ceremony. Sisters of the Loretta Convent, Axminster, were responsible for the beautiful decoration of the interior of the sacred edifice, where white clematis were entwined round the branches of the golden candle-sticks beside the chancel rails, in front of which a prie dieu each draped with white silk brocade with sacred emblems in gold, had been placed for the bride and bridegroom. Tall arum lilies and other white flowers adorned the chancel, too, and the altar, with its many softly gleaming tapers, bore a wealth of white roses and lilies and pink pelagorniums. under the rich blues and gold and greens and rose-colour of the East window. The pulpit was also bright with blossom, and white lilac branches and big clusters of primroses filled the side window.
    The marriage ceremony was impressively conducted by the Very Rev. Consignor Canon Gandy. Miss Wells, organist of St. Augustine's, Stamford, Lincolnshire, presided at the organ, improvising charming festal music while the congregation assembled, and playing Mendelssohn's Wedding March as the bridal party left the church. An unusual feature of the service was the Easter Hymn by Frank Briely, "Let Joy find Praise to Heaven arise," beautifully sung from the organ gallery by the bridegroom's two bridesmaid sisters, while the register was being signed.
    The bride, who was given away by her father, was charming in a draped gown at soft ivory charmeuse, with a long full train from the shoulders of brocaded ivory crepe de chene, with festooned chains of pearls at each side, and a bow of tulle and orange blossom on the hem. Her veil, of lovely old Honiton lace (lent by the bridegroom's aunt), was arranged off the face under a slender wreath of myrtle and white heather, and she carried a sheaf of Harrissi lilies. A diamond and sapphire brooch, the gift of the bridegroom, fastened the charmeuse folds of the corsage of her gown. Two small girls—Miss Myrtle Knight (the bride's cousin) and Miss Althea Hart—officiated as train-bearers. They wore accordeon-pleated frocks of ivory Georgette, and ivory chiffon veils tinder silver wreaths.
    The bridesmaids—Miss Kathleen Langran and Miss Doreen Langran (sisters of the bride, and Miss Kate Burd and Miss Grace Burd (the bridegroom's sisters)—were a picturesque quartette, wearing dainty frocks in pale sweetpea shades, one pink, one blue, one mauve, and one yellow. Their dresses were of satin mousseline, with fine silver lace veiling the skirts, and Georgette, with silver cord outlining the necks and scalloped sleeves, composing the bodices, and sweetpea petals forming narrow ceintures. They wore also graceful chiffon veils to match their frocks, held in place by wreaths of silver leaves, and carried bouquets of many-coloured sweetpeas. White-heather brooches in gold, with pearls for the tiny flower bells, were their souvenir gifts from the bridegroom. Capt. Burd was in the blue-grey uniform of the Air Force, and was accompanied, as "best man," by Capt. Doyle (late R.A.F.), who was also in uniform. Mr. R. Talbot ushered the guests to their places in church.
    An elaborate arch of evergreens, studded with cream roses and clusters of primroses, had been erected at the foot of the church path, which, winding up between evergreen fences, was carpetted with striped drugget. Axminster schoolchildren had gathered the quantities of primroses needed for the decorations, and three of them, two girls and a small boy, scattered basketsful of the blooms before the bride and bridegroom as they left the church.
    Dr. and Mrs. Langran (the latter wearing a gown of figured navy blue foulard, with embroidered fawn cloak, and a black satin hat, and carrying a bouquet of dark red carnations, held a reception at "The Lawn" after the ceremony. A grey crepe de chene gown, bead-embroidered, and accordeon-pleated cloak of grey gaberdine, were worn, with a grey hat, relieved with rose-coloured waxed blooms, by Mrs. Burd, mother of the bridegroom.
    Captain and Mrs. J. M. Burd left later for Cornwall for the honeymoon, the bride travelling in a smart frock of mastic charmeuse, embroidered and faced back with deep turquoise blue, and worn with a blue-lined mastic gaberdine cloak, and a hat of mastic crepe de chene with lace brim, trimmed with a blue flower spray.
    An arch, erected by "The Lawn" gardener, composed of evergreens, arums, daffodils and rhododendron blooms, with a horseshoe in the middle entwined with blue and white ribbons, decorated the front entrance of the residence in honour of the wedding.
    The bells of the Parish Church were rung during the afternoon in compliment to the event.6
  • 14 Oct 1930, SOUTH ZEAL.
    The death has occurred of Mr. John Marsh Burd, only of the late Dr. G. V. Burd and Mrs. J. Burd, of Vanhouse South Zeal, He was stationed with the Royal Air Force in Irak. No details are available at present as to the cause of his death. Deceased had a most distinguished record during the war as an airman, leading over 90 raids into Germany with only a loss of five machines. He was awarded the M.C. for bringing down six enemy planes single-handed. Aged about 35, he leaves a widow, and two daughters.7
  • 22 Oct 1930, A service in memory of the late Flight-Lieut. John Marsh Burd, R.A.F., who died at Hinaidi on October 12th, aged 34, has been held at Southtawton parish church. Deceased was the only son of Mrs. G. V. Burd, of Vanhouse, South Zeal, and the late Dr. Burd. of Okehampton. The service, which was conducted by the Rev. E. F. Ball (Vicar of Southtawton), was attended by Mrs. G. V. Burd (mother), the Misses E. and K. Burd and Mrs. Doyle (sisters). Miss K. Burd (cousin), Mr. E. Burd (uncle), Colonel and Mrs. G. Meadows, Miss Thornhill. Mr. and Mrs. E. Northey, Mr. and Mrs. E Fox. Mrs. B. Farley, Mr. T. Farley, Messrs. R. and H. Spear, Miss R. Spear, Mesdames Ponsford and Brooks, and Miss Pethybridge.8

Citations

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  8. [S14] Newspaper - Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (Exeter, England), Wednesday, October 22, 1930; pg. 5.
Last Edited13 Jan 2019

Katherine Ellen Harris

F, #19947, b. Jun 1861, d. 3 Jan 1949
Father*William James Harris b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 29 Oct 1910
Mother*Catherine Ann Thornhill b. 1837, d. 28 Apr 1918
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Birth*Jun 1861 Stoke Newington, Middlesex, England, Jun Q [Hackney] 1b 328.1 
Note*5 Nov 1915 Possible marriage in India: 05 Nov 1915 • Bombay India to George Stephen MEADOWS (c1864 in Canada–1943) - Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army - HM Army Indian Service. WW1 Capt.2 
Probate (Will)11 Jul 1944 MEADOWS George Stephen of Bellgrove House Lamerton Devonshire died 7 November 1943 Probate Bodmin 11 July to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £14830 7s. 11d.3 
Death*3 Jan 1949 03 Jan 1949 • Bellgrove House Lammerton, Devon, England.4 
Probate (Will)*22 Apr 1949 MEADOWS Katherine Ellen of Bellgrove House Lamerton Devonshire widow died 3 January 1949 Probate London 22 April to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £22022 1s. 2d.3 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Merlewood, Bromley, Kent, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 9 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Ada Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris5
3 Apr 188175 Linden Gardens, Kensington, London, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 19 - as C E Harris
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Isabella Harris6
5 Apr 1891Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 29
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Ada Forrest, Edmund Stewart Forrest7
31 Mar 1901Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 39 - Landowner
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Ada Forrest, Christine Maybelle Harris8
2 Apr 1911Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) Catherine Ann Harris;
Age 499

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mothers maiden name THORNHILL."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Brian_Williscroft.
  3. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: RG10; Piece: 874; Folio: 65; Page: 21; GSU roll: 827771.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 28; Folio: 107; Page: 41; GSU roll: 1341006."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 1793; Folio: 45; Page: 12; GSU roll: 6096903."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2170; Folio: 39; Page: 2."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 13495; Schedule Number: 9."
Last Edited3 Jun 2018

Marian Jessie Harris

F, #19948, b. Dec 1867, d. 28 Aug 1936
Father*William James Harris b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 29 Oct 1910
Mother*Catherine Ann Thornhill b. 1837, d. 28 Apr 1918
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Married NameGarratt. 
Birth*Dec 1867 Bromley, Kent, England, Dec Q [Bromley] 2a 290.1 
Marriage*Jun 1899 Spouse: Percy John Garratt. Holsworthy, Devon, England, Jun Q [Holsworthy] 5b 1077.2
 
Death*28 Aug 1936 Kingsclere and Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, Sep Q [Kingsclere and Whitchurch] 2c 258 (Age 68) - GARRATT, MARIAN JESSIE.3,4 
Probate (Will)*7 Nov 1936 GARRATT Marian Jessie of Horris Bank Newtown near Newbury Hampshire (wife of Percy John Garratt) died 28 August 1936 Probate London 7 November to the said Percy John Garratt of no occupation and Mary Tindall Collins (wife of Arthur Jefferies Collins). Effects £21315 7s. 7d.5 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Merlewood, Bromley, Kent, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 3
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Ada Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris6
3 Apr 188175 Linden Gardens, Kensington, London, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 13 - Scholar - as M J Harris
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Isabella Harris7
5 Apr 1891Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 28
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Ada Forrest, Edmund Stewart Forrest8
31 Mar 1901Roden House, Brentwood, Essex, England(Head of Household) Percy John Garratt;
Age 339
2 Apr 1911Broad Oak End, Bramfield, Hertfordshire, England(Head of Household) Percy John Garratt;
Age 43 - married 11 years 1 child living
Member(s) of Household: Christine Marian Garratt10

Family

Percy John Garratt b. Dec 1867
Child 1.Christine Marian Garratt2 b. Jun 1901

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mothers maiden name THORNHILL."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "indexed as JARRATT."
  5. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: RG10; Piece: 874; Folio: 65; Page: 21; GSU roll: 827771.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 28; Folio: 107; Page: 41; GSU roll: 1341006."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 1793; Folio: 45; Page: 12; GSU roll: 6096903."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 1664; Folio: 72; Page: 10."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 7623; Schedule Number: 2."
Last Edited3 Jun 2018

Ada Harris

F, #19949, b. Dec 1863, d. 7 Jul 1917
Father*William James Harris b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 29 Oct 1910
Mother*Catherine Ann Thornhill b. 1837, d. 28 Apr 1918
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Married NameForrest. 
Birth*Dec 1863 Stoke Newington, Middlesex, England, Dec Q [Hackney] 1b 338.1 
Marriage*Jun 1889 Spouse: Edmund Stewart Forrest. Holsworthy, Devon, England, Jun Q [Holsworthy] 5b 957.2
 
Death*7 Jul 1917 Yeatman Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset, England. 
Probate (Will)*10 Dec 1917 FORREST Ada of Picton House Sherborne Dorsetshire (wife of Edmund Stewart Forrest) died 7 July 1917 at Yeatman Hospital Sherborne Probate London 10 December to the said Edmund Stewart Forrest and Robert Thornhill Harris esquires and Katherine Ellen Meadows (wife of George Stephen Meadows). Effects £583 1s. 5d.3 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Merlewood, Bromley, Kent, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 7 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris4
5 Apr 1891Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 27
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Edmund Stewart Forrest5
31 Mar 1901Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 37 - married
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris6
2 Apr 19116 Crowstone Road North, Westcliff On Sea, Essex, England(Head of Household) Edmund Stewart Forrest;
Age 47 - Married 21 years - 3 children living
Member(s) of Household: Stewart Robert Forrest7

Family

Edmund Stewart Forrest b. Dec 1856, d. 11 Dec 1924
Children 1.Zeta Constance Leyford Forrest+2 b. 21 Feb 1893, d. 24 Feb 1976
 2.Winifred Jessie Forrest8 b. 26 Apr 1894, d. 26 May 1986
 3.Stewart Robert Forrest b. Dec 1902, d. 14 Sep 1990

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mothers maiden name THORNHILL."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: RG10; Piece: 874; Folio: 65; Page: 21; GSU roll: 827771.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 1793; Folio: 45; Page: 12; GSU roll: 6096903."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2170; Folio: 39; Page: 2."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 10122; Schedule Number: 23."
  8. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
Last Edited3 Jun 2018

Edmund Stewart Forrest

M, #19950, b. Dec 1856, d. 11 Dec 1924
ChartsDescendants of William James HARRIS
Birth*Dec 1856 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, Dec Q [Gloucester] 6a 213.1 
Marriage*Jun 1889 Spouse: Ada Harris. Holsworthy, Devon, England, Jun Q [Holsworthy] 5b 957.1
 
Widower7 Jul 1917Edmund Stewart Forrest became a widower upon the death of his wife Ada Harris
Marriage*Mar 1919 Spouse: Gertrude Emma Garratt. Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, Mar Q [Hertford] 3a 1330.1
 
Death*11 Dec 1924 Stratton, Cornwall, England, Dec Q [Stratton] 5c 6 (Age 68.)1 
Probate (Will)*3 Mar 1925 FORREST Edmund Stewart of 11 Crooklets Bude Cornwall died 11 December 1924 Probate London 3 March to Winifred Jessie Forrest spinster. Effects £1492 1s.2 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 34 - Clerk to Surveyor of GPO
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Christine Maybelle Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Ada Forrest3
31 Mar 1901Daniel DALLEN, Holly Lodge, High Street, Cobham, Surrey, EnglandAge 44 - Assistant Surveyor GPO - Visitor4
2 Apr 19116 Crowstone Road North, Westcliff On Sea, Essex, EnglandHead of Household: Edmund Stewart Forrest. Age 54 - Civil Service Postmaster
Member(s) of Household: Ada Forrest Stewart Robert Forrest.5

Family

Ada Harris b. Dec 1863, d. 7 Jul 1917
Children 1.Zeta Constance Leyford Forrest+1 b. 21 Feb 1893, d. 24 Feb 1976
 2.Winifred Jessie Forrest6 b. 26 Apr 1894, d. 26 May 1986
 3.Stewart Robert Forrest b. Dec 1902, d. 14 Sep 1990

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 1793; Folio: 45; Page: 12; GSU roll: 6096903."
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 586; Folio: 52; Page: 6."
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 10122; Schedule Number: 23."
  6. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
Last Edited25 Jun 2018
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.