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Showing posts with label Norman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norman. Show all posts

Monday, 23 August 2021

John Ridgeway and Ellen Norman

Building at Widhayes FarmUplowman

In 1891, John Ridgeway (20) working as an Agricultural Labourer, was lodging with James Wood at Widhayes, Uplowman. At the same time, Ellen Norman (20) was employed as a General domestic servant in the household of Edward Chave (39), a prosperous Farmer, at the Farm, Widhayes, Uplowman. 

On 3 Jul 1892, John Ridgeway, son of Thomas Ridgway and Ann Tooze, married Ellen Norman, daughter of James Norman and Harriet Woodland at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. Witnesses were James Norman and William Norman, the bride's father and younger brother, respectively. Another younger brother, George Norman, later married John Ridgeway's cousin, Ellen Stone.

John and Ellen had three children: 
  1. William Henry Ridgway born 1893
  2. Thomas Ridgway born Q1 1894 (Died Q2 1894, aged 0)
  3. Annie Elizabeth Ridgway born 26 May 1895, bap. 30 Jun 1895 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman
In 1901, James Ridgeway (30) Cattleman on farm, Ellen Ridgeway (29), William H (8) and Annie E (6) were living at Little Sellake, Higher Town, Halberton.

In 1911, still at Sellake, Halberton, were John Ridgway (40), Ellen Ridgway (39) and William Henry (18) Farm Labourer. Meanwhile, Annie Ridgway (16) was working as a General domestic servant in the household of Retired farmer, Robert Pearce (89) at Locks House, Witnage, Sampford Peverell.

Annie Elizabeth Ridgway married Herbert John Howe (b. 31 Jan 1895), son of Walter Howe and Ann Hawkins, in Wellington, in 1916. Walter Howe was a Carter on farm and general labourer, living in Holcombe Rogus village.

Stawley: Gamlins Farm
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Martin Bodman - geograph.org.uk/p/148474

In 1939, John Ridgway, Assisting Cowman, and Ellen Ridgway (b. 23 Dec 1871), were living at Whipcott, Red Ball. While, Herbert J Howe described as "General Farmer, Quarts Owner, Haulage & Road Contractors & Quarrying", wife Annie E Howe "Assistant To Husband In Farming" and their son, Colin J R Howe (b. 3 Feb 1933), were living at Gamlin's, Stawley, Somerset. 

John Ridgway (77) of Whipcott, Holcombe Rogus, died on 22 Mar 1947 at Gamlins, Greenham, Stawley. Probate was granted to Herbert John Howe, quarry proprietor and Arthur John Exton, solicitors managing clerk, leaving effects of £2282 12s (worth around £91,590 in 2021).

Herbert John Howe (56) of Gamlins, Greenham, Somersetshire, died 6 Dec 1951, leaving effects of £2796 2s to his widow, Annie Elizabeth Howe.

Ellen Ridgway (81) of Gamlins, Greenham, Somersetshire died on 11 Sep 1952 at Mountbatten Nursing Home Taunton, leaving effects of £2942 9s 2d. Probate was granted to Arthur John Exton, solicitors managing clerk.

Annie Elizabeth Howe died, in 1970, at 75.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

George Norman and Ellen Stone Snow

St Peter's Church, Tiverton

Ellen Stone, daughter of Henry William Stone and Sarah Snow and brought up by her grandparents Henry Stone and Mary Ridgeway, married George Norman (b. 19 Mar 1882), of 92 Bampton Street, Tiverton, son of James Norman and Harriet Woodland, on 11 Nov 1901, at St Peter's Church, Tiverton

The bride, who was 22, gave her address at the time of her marriage as 111 Chapel Street, Tiverton, which was the home of her aunt, Lucy Jane Bridle, only seven years older than herself, who Ellen will have been brought up with. Ellen had been a witness (bridesmaid maybe?) at Lucy's wedding in 1895.

111 Chapel Street, Tiverton (with the white door)

George and Ellen had three sons:
  1. Frank Norman born 7 Apr 1903. Frank Norman married Amy Cleeve, in Tiverton, in 1924. In 1939, they were living at No 3 Council House, Uplowman, Devon with their two children: William George Norman (b. 4 Apr 1924, d. 5 Mar 2000) and Doris E Norman (later Hutchings) (b. 26 Oct 1926). Frank Norman died on 9 Jun 1976, aged 73. Frank Norman is buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Uplowman. Amy Norman died on 8 Jan 1992, aged 89 and is buried with her husband.
  2. George James Norman born 16 May 1909, bap. 17 May 1909 at the Tiverton, Wesleyan Methodist Church. (Buried 22 May 1909.)
  3. William Henry Norman born 16 May 1909, bap. 17 May 1909 at the Tiverton, Wesleyan Methodist Church. (Buried 5 Aug 1909.)
The mother's maiden name on all three births was given as Stone.

Growing up, Ellen's father's younger brother Francis (Frank), would also have been around, which is probably who her first son was named for. 

The twins, the first pair I've found in the family, it seems clear that they were in fear for their lives from the outset, because having them baptised at one day old looks excessively quick under any other circumstances. George James, named for his father and paternal grandfather, was indeed only a few days old when he died. William Henry, named for his paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, died at the age of 11 weeks. Both were buried at Uplowman.

Tiverton : Tiverton Methodist Church
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Lewis Clarke - geograph.org.uk/p/1281131

In 1911, George Norman (29) Waggoner on Farm, wife Ellen (31) and son Frank (8) were living at Wallflower Cottage, Halberton.

Ellen Norman died on 18 Mar 1852, aged 73. She is buried at Uplowman

George Norman died on 6 Apr 1953, aged 71. He is buried with his wife.

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.