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Showing posts with label Axminster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Axminster. Show all posts

Monday, 16 August 2021

George Alfred Loud and Tryphena Davis

Axminster: Castle Hill
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mr Eugene Birchall - geograph.org.uk/p/3423227

George Alfred Loud, son of Edward Loud and Ann Phippen, married Tryphena Davis, daughter of John Davis and Charlotte Enticott, in 1882, in Axminster.
Tryphena as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning "delicacy". In the Bible, Tryphena appears in one of Paul's epistles to the Romans.
In 1881, both the Loud and the Davis families had lived in Paradise Row, Axminster, so George had married 'the girl next door', or very close to it. "In the early 1920s there was disquiet amongst the members of the Axminster UDC about the very poor state of 7 small cottages known collectively as Paradise Row, including a report of a plague of rats. These cottages (which can be seen on the 1905 OS map) had been built many years before in an alleyway behind what (in 2018) was the former Axe Vale Social Club building."

George and Tryphena had 14 children, all of whom survive infancy:
  1. William Loud born 1883
  2. Alice Maud Loud born 1884
  3. Edward Loud born 7 Nov 1885
  4. Annie Loud born 1889
  5. Eva May Loud born 1891
  6. Frederick James Loud born 1893 
  7. Walter George Loud born 1894
  8. Thomas Loud born 1896
  9. Sydney Loud born 1898
  10. Bertie Loud born 1900
  11. Elsie Mary Loud born 1901
  12. George Alfred Loud born 1903
  13. Ellen Minnie Loud born 1904
  14. Edith May Loud born 1907
In 1891, the family was living in Paradise Row, Chard Street, Axminster, with George Loud (30) General Labourer, Tryphena Loud (27) Brushmaker, William (8), Alice M (7), Edward (5), Annie (2) and Eva M (0).

In 1901, they'd moved to Castle Street, Axminster, where we find George A Loud (39), Tryphena (36), William (18), Alice M (16), Edward (15), Annie (11), Eva M (10), Frederick (8), Walter G (6), Thomas (4), Sydney (2) and Bertie (1).
The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette of 19 July 1907, reported that "The Axminster Justices had imposed a fine of 10s and costs on a labourer, named George Loud, for making use of bad language. There were several previous convictions against the defendant." And The Western Times of 22 September 1909: "George Loud, labourer, Axminster, was summoned for using obscene language. PC Ridgeway stated the facts, and defendant, who did not appear, was fined £1 and costs." 
In 1911, in Castle Hill, Axminster, there were George Loud (51), Tryphena (48), William (28), Annie (21), Eva May (20), Frederick (18) Milk Carrier, Walter George (16), Thomas (14), Sydney (12), Bert (11), Elsie Mary (9), George Alfred (8), Ellen Minnie (6) and Edith May (4). Annie, Eva May, Walter George and Thomas all worked at the Brush Factory. Only Alice and Edward weren't still at home: Alice Maud Loud had married Herbert Edmund Davey in 1906: they were living in Chelsea, London. Edward Loud (25), in 1911, was a boarder in Teffont Magna, Wiltshire. In 1917, he married his landlady, Sarah Brockway.

George A Loud died in 1923, aged 64. Tryphena Loud died in 1933, aged 69.

The Old Brush Works, Axminster
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Derek Harper - geograph.org.uk/p/1059605
This oddly-shaped mill building, with three tall storeys, is at the foot of Castle Hill.


In late 1880 it was reported that James Boon had “… let a portion of his mills at the bottom of Castle Hill to Messrs Coate, Bidwell & Co, tooth brush manufacturers of Chard and London”. It was estimated at the time that about 200 persons were likely to be employed in Axminster as a consequence.

Harry Stone and Ellen Minnie Loud

Axminster: Church of St Mary and WWI War Memorial
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mr Eugene Birchall - geograph.org.uk/p/3423250

Harry Stone, the youngest child of Charles Stone and Emma Middleton, brother of CharleyAlbert and Emily, married Ellen Minnie Loud, 13th child of George Alfred Loud and Tryphena Davis, on 26 Dec 1929, in Axminster.

In 1939, Harry Stone, General Labourer and Ellen M Stone, Ironer (Laundry) lived at 12, North Street, Axminster. Living with them was Amelia M Stratchcombe (b. 1918), Domestic Servant. My feeling is that she was most likely to have been a boarder or lodger who worked elsewhere. 

Harry and Ellen had one son, born quite some time after their marriage.

Ellen M Stone died in 1966, aged 62. Harry Stone died in 1982, aged 80.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.