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Showing posts with label Rockbeare. Show all posts
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Friday, 20 August 2021

Edwin Symons Bridle and Lucy Lindsey

Terraced houses, Hargwyne Street, SW9
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mike Quinn - geograph.org.uk/p/5669678

Edwin Symons Bridle, son of Thomas Parsons Bridle and his second wife, Sarah Symons and elder brother of Eva Bridle and Emma Bridle, married Lucy Lindsey, daughter of James Lindsey and Emma Stile, in 1880, in the London Borough of Lambeth. This was despite both being from Devon: Edwin from Rockbeare and Lucy, born in 1853, in the neighbouring village of Aylesbeare

Edwin and Lucy had eight children, all born in Lambeth:
  1. Emma Sarah Bridle born 1881
  2. Evangeline Fanny Bridle born 21 Jan 1883
  3. Eunice Lucy Bridle born 18 Apr 1884
  4. Ernest Edwin Bridle born 15 May 1886
  5. Herbert Lindsey Bridle born 1888
  6. Winifred Helena Bridle born 1890
  7. Robert Thomas Bridle born 1892
  8. Maurice Henry Bridle born 1896 (Died 1896, aged 0.)
In 1881, living at 21, Hargwyne Street, Lambeth, were Edwin S Bridle (25), Lucy Bridle (27) with Emma S Bridle (0). Edwin was a carpenter, as was Lucy's father.

In 1891, they were living in Arlingford Road, Brixton, where the family had grown to include: Edwin S Bridle (35) Carpenter from Rockbeare, Devon; Lucy Bridle (37); Emma S Bridle (10); Eunice L Bridle (6); Ernest E Bridle (4); Herbert L Bridle (2); Winifred H Bridle (0) along with Emily Richardson Lodger (28) Cook and Matilda Richardson Lodger (23) General servant.

By 1901, they had moved to 52, Pentney Road, Clapham. Here we find Edwin Symons Bridle (45) Carpenter & joiner; Lucy Bridle (47); Evangeline Fanny Bridle (18) Pupil teacher; Ernest Edwin Bridle (15) Apprentice fancy saporie; Herbert Lindsey Bridle (12); Winifred Helena Bridle (10) and Robert Thomas Bridle (8). Eunice Lucy isn't listed, I think by omission: she is alive and does not appear to be staying elsewhere. Emma Sarah Bridle (20) was employed as a "Useful maid domestic" to three spinsters at 61, Philbeach Gardens, Kensington

Lucy Bridle died in 1905, aged 51, in Hackney.

In 1911, Edwin Bridle (55) Widower, was living at 73 Leverson St, Streatham, in the household of Fanny Lindsey (52) his late wife's younger sister.

Edwin S Bridle died, in Wandsworth, in 1927, aged 71.

Emma Sarah Bridle married Frederick Joseph Archer in Wandsworth in 1902. In 1911, Frederick Joseph Archer (30) Coach trimmer, Emma Sarah Archer (30) and two of their children, Phyllis May (8) and Leslie Percy William (7) were living at 8 Calder's Row, Wandsworth. On 28 Nov 1914, Frederick Joseph Archer, enlisted in the Royal Navy for the hostilities. He served, as a mechanic, on HMS Ark Royal from 21 Jan 1915 until 13 Nov 1917, in the Mediterranean - at that time she was supporting the Gallipoli campaign - after which he appears to transfer to the R.A.F. Emma S Archer died in 1918, aged 38.

Evangeline Fanny Bridle married Percy Samuel Pugh in Hackney, in 1909. In 1911, they were living in Brampton Road, St Albans and in 1939, they are living at 23 Inchmery Road, Catford. Percy Samuel Pugh died in 1974 and Evangeline Fanny Pugh died on 12 Aug 1975, both in Trafford, Lancashire.

In 1911, Eunice Lucy Bridle (27) was General domestic servant to the Dickinson household at 96 Wyatt Park Road, StreathamEunice L Bridle, at the age of 50, married Thomas H Holliday, in Steyning, Sussex, in Q3 1934. Thomas H Holliday died, aged 81, in also in Steyning, Sussex, in Q4 of 1934. In 1939, Eunice L Holliday was Housekeeper to her sister, Evangeline and her husband at 23 Inchmery Road, Catford. Eunice Lucy Holliday of 67 Squires Lane, Finchley, widow, died on 10 May 1962, at West Hendon Hospital, leaving her effects to Percy Samuel and Evangeline Fanny Pugh (her sister). 

In 1911, Ernest Edwin Bridle (25) Commercial Clerk, was staying with his uncle, John Thomas Lindsey, Insurance Agent, at 29 Pulross Road, Stockwell. Ernest Edwin Bridle married Ada Winterman, in Lambeth, in 1911. In 1939, Ernest and Ada Bridle and their family were living at 11 Meopham Road, Mitcham, Surrey. Ernest E Bridle died in 1966, in Sutton, Surrey, aged 79.

H L Bridle, aged 17, sailed on the S.S. Tunisian on 10 Aug 1905, from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada. Herbert L Bridle, died in 1944, aged 56 and is buried at Prospect CemeteryMankotaSaskatchewanalongside his wife, Florence

Winifred Helena Bridle (20) in 1911, was General domestic servant to the family of Edward Butcher Adams, Accountant, at 129 Pathfield Road, Streatham Common. In Nov 1920, aged 30, Winifred Helena Bridle, Nurse, sailed on the RMS Victorian to Quebec, Canada, bound for WinnipegManitoba.

Robert Bridle (19) Errand boy, in 1911, was lodging at 35 Chestnut Grove, BalhamRobert T Bridle married Mary J Strange, in Wandsworth, in 1915. Their daughter, Lucy Mary Bridle, was born on 1 Nov 1915. On 11 Dec 1915, R T Bridle (24) of 17, Caistor Rd, enlisted in the East Kent Regiment. On 17 Oct 1917, Robert Thomas Bridle (26), 36th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, husband of M. J. Bridle, of 17, Caistor Rd., Balham, London, died of wounds, no doubt sustained during The Third Battle of Ypres (Battle of Passchendaele). He is buried in grave ref XI. I. 18. at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.  

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium
Wernervc, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Thomas Parsons Bridle, Elizabeth Wills & Sarah Symons

East Devon : Countryside Scenery
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Lewis Clarke - geograph.org.uk/p/4625599
Looking out across the East Devon countryside with the church at Rockbeare in view.

Thomas Parsons Bridle (bap. 14 Jun 1812 in Rockbeare, Devon), son of John and Mary Bridle, married Elizabeth Wills, daughter of William Wills and Elizabeth Chown, at St Mary with St AndrewRockbeare, on 23 Apr 1840. 

Thomas and Elizabeth had four sons:
  1. James Bridle born 1841
  2. Thomas Bridle born 1842
  3. William Henry Bridle born 1844
  4. Mark Bridle born 1850
In 1841, Thomas Bridle (25) Ag Lab, and Elizabeth Bridle (25), were living at Upcott, Rockbeare, St Thomas, Devon, with son, James, 5 months.

In 1851, living at Hill Cottages, Rockbeare, were Thomas Bridle (38) Farm Labourer, Elizabeth Bridle (36), James (10), Thomas (8), Henry (6) and Mark (0). Living next door to them were William Wills (73) Pauper and his wife Elizabeth Wills (76), who I assume to be Elizbeth's parents.

Then Elizabeth Bridle died, in 1852, aged 36. So, in 1853, Thomas Parsons Bridle remarried to Sarah Symons, with whom he had three more children:
  1. Edwin Symons Bridle born 1856
  2. Eva Bridle born 1863
  3. Emma Bridle born 1865
In 1861, Thomas Bridle (48) Agricultural Labourer, Sarah Bridle (36), Mark Bridle (10) and Edwin Bridle (5) were living at Ridgway, Rockbeare. James Bridle (20), in 1861, was working as a Carter at Coombe Farm, Broadway, Woodbury, St Thomas, Devon. Thomas Bridle Jnr (18) was working as a Mason's labourer to John Kenwood at Whimple Road, Whimple, St Thomas, Devon. 

By 1871, the family had moved to Whipton, Heavitree, where we find Thomas Bridle (58) Gardener, Sarah (45), Mark (20), Edwin (15), Eva (8) and Emma (5), as well as William Walters (11) Lodger.

In 1881, at 56, Sandford Street, Exeter, were, Thomas Bridle, Gardner, Sarah Bridle (56), Eva Bridle (17) Pupil teacher and Henry Chown (28) Boarder.

Thomas Bridle died in 1890, aged 78.

In 1891, at Pinhoe Road, Heavitree, Eva has upgraded herself to Evangeline Bridle (27) Teacher of elementary school and has become the head of the household. Living with her were her widowed mother, Sarah Bridle (64), Emma Bridle (25) Sister, Eva Bridle (8) Niece and a William H Prall (26) Boarder. 

Sarah Bridle died in 1901, aged 74. 

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.