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Sunday 4 June 2023

Charles Ponsford and Bessie Ann Stone

Uplowman: near Higher Coombe
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Looking east over the Lowman valley towards Houndsmoor Cottage (left) and Hill Farm (right)

Charles Ponsford (b. 23 Apr 1876, in Uplowman), son of John Ponsford and Jane Lock, married Bessie Ann Stone (b. 18 Jul 1882, in Uplowman), daughter of Frederick James Stone and Loveday Jane Land, on 4 Jun 1906 at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman. Witnesses were Frederick James Stone, either the bride's father or her brother and, Richard Ponsford, the bridegroom's elder brother. Dad, Frederick James Stone, will likely have been relieved to have four daughters married now, at this church, in three years.

Charles and Bessie Ann had three children:
  1. Charles James Ponsford born 18 Feb 1907, bap. 22 Feb 1907 in Uplowman. In 1930, Charles James Ponsford married Marjorie Florence Chidgey (b. 29 Jul 1900), who's mother's maiden name was also Lock. In 1939, they were living in Triangle Cottage, Broadclyst. (Charles gave his birth year as 1903, making himself older by four years.) Charles James Ponsford died in 1980. Marjorie Florence Ponsford died in 1987.
  2. Frederick John Ponsford born 13 Jun 1908, bap. 19 Jun 1908 in Uplowman. He doesn't appear to ever marry. Frederick John Ponsford, of 1 Crosses Cottage, Uplowman, died on 19 May 1970.
  3. Florence May Ponsford born 2 Jan 1910, bap 30 Jan 1910 in Uplowman. Florence May Ponsford married John Baker in 1931. In 1939, they were living at Houndsmoor Cottage, Uplowman.
In 1911, at Staple Gate, Uplowman, were Charles Ponsford (34) Farm Labourer, Bessie Ann Ponsford (29), Charles James Ponsford (4), Frederick John Ponsford (3) and Florence May Ponsford (1).

In 1921, Charles Ponsford (45) Farm Labourer was still living at Staplegate, Uplowman, Devon with Bessie Ponsford (38), Charles Ponsford (14) Farm Lad; Frederick Ponsford (13) and Florence Ponsford (11).

By 1939, Charles Ponsford appears to be in ill health. He and Bessie, as well as son, Frederick John, were living at Houndsmoor Cottage, Uplowman, along with their daughter Florence May and her husband, John Baker.

Charles Ponsford died in 1952, aged 77. 

Bessie Ann died in 1966, aged 83.