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Showing posts with label Rockbeare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockbeare. Show all posts

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.

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. 

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