A Dartmouth MITCHELMORE family: Tenth generation

A Dartmouth MITCHELMORE family

Tenth Generation


10.2 Robert Wilfred Harry WADMAN ( Elizabeth MARKS , Sarah MICHELMORE , Mary Ann , William (4) , William (3) , John (5)Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry )  was born in in 1894 in Prestleigh, Doulting, Somerset, and was killed in action on 3 Oct1918.

Robert started his adult life working on his father's farm in Prestleigh, but then joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers as Private 28897. He was buried at the Vis-en-Artois Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, and is named on the War Memorial at St Alheim's, Doulting.

Robert married Amy Nellie Treasure PEACH in 1916 in Wincanton, Somerset. Amy was born in 1897 in Wincanton and died in 1968 in Trowbridge. Thirty two years after Robert's death, Amy married his brother Walter.

Robert and Amy had the following child.

  11.1 F i Winifred A V WADMAN married Reginald A R GREEN.

10.6 Caroline Mabel TUCKETT ( Georgina LEAR , Harriett MITCHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5)Peter (1), Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 28 Mar 1886 in Morice Town, Devonport and christened at Dartmouth St Petrox on 29 Aug 1886.

Caroline married Harold SHORT in 1933 in Richmond, Surrey. They had the following child.

  11.2 F i Michael J SHORT

10.7 Alice Mary PEPPERELL ( Charlotte LEAR , Harriett MITCHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1885 in Dartmouth, Devon.

Alice married Frederick George JARVIS in 1911 in Dartmouth. Frederick was born in 1885 in the Totnes district and died in 1929 in Taunton.

Alice and Frederick had the following children.

  11.3 F i Peggy JARVIS was born in 1912, probably in Dartmouth, and died in 1947 in Christchurch, Hampshire. She married John A WHITTAKER in 1938 in Chard, Somerset.
  11.4 F ii Phyllis JARVIS
  11.5 M iii Ronald J JARVIS
+ 11.6 M iv Leo JARVIS was born on 9 Nov 1924 in Chard, Somerset.

10.9 Percival Lear PEPPERELL ( Charlotte LEAR , Harriett MITCHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ), known as Percy, was born on 27 Oct 1893 and christened on 13 Jan 1894 at Dartmouth St Saviours along with his cousin Iris FERRIS. He died in 1967 in the Devon Central district.

Percy married Elizabeth Olive J ISAACS in 1923 in St Austell, Cornwall. Elizabeth was born in 1899 in St Austell, Cornwall, and died in 1970 in the Newton Abbot district.

Percival and Elizabeth had the following child.

  11.7 M i Kenneth L PEPPERELL married Beatrice P BOLDEROW.

10.11 Harriet Alice Bertha ROWE ( Caroline JOSLING , Harriett MITCHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5)Peter (1), Peter (2) , Henry ), known as Bertha, was born in 1890 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 15 Jun 1890. She died in 1956 in Surrey.

Percival married Charles Henry JOEL in 1911 in the Chertsey district, Surrey. Charles was born in 1880 in Ruislip, Middlesex, and died in 1943 in Surrey.

Bertha and Charles had the following child.

+ 11.8 M i George Pearce JOEL was born on 29 Jan 1912 in the Chertsey district.

10.13 Hyacinth Mercia Stephanie HAWTHORNE ( Ann Elizabeth JOSLING , Harriett MITCHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5)Peter (1), Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 13 Dec 1909 in Brookwood, Surrey, and died in Sep 1999 in the Camborne-Redruth district, Cornwall.

Hyacinth married Lal C WADHWA in 1940 in Surrey. Lal was born in 1902 and died in 1960 in Lambeth, London.

Hyacinth and Lal had the following child.

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10.14 Frederick Charles PILLAR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 12 Jan 1879 in Dartmouth, Devon. He died on 3 Jan 1963 in Cardiff, Wales. add baptism

In 1901, Frederick was a marine engineer living in St John, Cardiff, one of the busiest ports in the world at that time. For his part in a rescue during a hurricane in 1903, he was awarded a gold medal by the US Government and the silver medal and diploma of the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society. In 1908 he moved to Cardiff permanently. By 1955, he and his wife were living in Ladysmith Road, Penylan.

Frederick left the navy in 1936 to join a team which founded the Navigators and Engineer Officers Union and was joint district secretary in the Bristol Channel office until he retired in 1947. On his death, his ashes were scattered in the Bristol Channel.

Frederick married Eliza Hingston PROWSE on 7 Aug 19010. Eliza was born on 19 May 1879 and died in Mar 1963 in Stoke Fleming. She was a daughter of John PROWSE and his wife Mary Jannette née HANNAFORD.

Eliza nee PROWSE with PILLAR relatives

Eliza PILLAR née PROWSE (standing, right) with her mother-in-law Caroline PILLAR née MITCHELMORE , Caroline's mother-in-law Amelia PILLAR née CAME, and Eliza's son Robert John. Taken in Dartmouth, 1909.



Frederick & Eliza PILLAR in 1955

Frederick PILLAR and his wife Eliza née PROWSE in 1955
(from a Golden Wedding announcement)

A memorial in Stoke Fleming Parish Churchyard commemorates the lives of Frederick and Eliza as well as their son Robert and his wife Edith:

PILLAR memorial Stoke Fleming

Frederick and Eliza had the following children.



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Robert John PILLAR, known in the family as Bobbie, was born on 3 Jun 1909 in Cardiff and christened on 30 Sep 1909 at Dartmouth St Petrox. He died on 9 May 1998 in Paignton, Devon, and was buried on 20 May 1998 in Stoke Fleming.

        Robert married Edith Amelia WOODFIN in 1948. Edith, known in the family as Tim, was born on 27 Oct 1916 in the Newton Abbot district and died on 19 Jul 1993 in Paignton.

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Elsie May PILLAR was born on 7 May 1911 in Cardiff.

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Amelia Maud PILLAR

10.15 Robert Henry Mitchelmore PILLAR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ), known in the family as Harry, was born on 28 May 1881 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 26 Jun 1881. He died in Dartmouth on 16 May 1950.

In 1901, Harry was a carpenter living at Newington, London. By 1911, he had become a general foreman and was living at "Claremont", Gosport Road, Alverstoke, Hampshire. He eventually became a civil engineer and is said to have helped design the Bank of England.

Harry married Mabel Mildred Annie LEANEY on 26 Sep 1906 in Greenwich, London. Mabel was born on 13 Jan 1881 in Hampton on Thames and died on 10 Oct 1960 in Clevedon, Somerset.

Harry and Mabel had the following children.


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Lorna Mabel PILLAR was born on 29 Jun 1907 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, and died on 10 Jan 1995 in Poole, Dorset.

        Lorna married Robert Henry MASSEY on 23 Jun 1934 in Abinger, Surrey. Robert was born on 13 Feb 1902 in Thornton Heath and died in 1992 in Poole, Hampshire.


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Winifred Florence PILLAR was born on 13 Aug 1909 in Thornton Heath and died on 10 Jul 1942 at Sutton, Surrey.

        Winifred married Arthur Douglas TAYLOR on 1 Jun 1935 in Ewell, Surrey.  Arthur was born on 12 Sep 1908 in Wandsworth, London, and died in 1979 in Surrey.

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Hazel PILLAR was born in 1911 in Thornton Heath.

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Lionel Henry PILLAR was born on 28 May 1917 in Thornton Heath.

10.17 William Thomas (1) PILLARR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 20 Jun 1886 in Dartmouth. He died on 15 Jun 1960 in Dartmouth Hospital.

William (or Bill, as he was known) was a builder by trade, having joined his father's business as a young man. On his father's death in 1931, Bill took it over and ran it as "R. T. Pillar & Son, builders" until 1945. He also inherited his father's house at 21 South Embankment, where he lived until his death.

Bill enlisted in 1914 in the Royal Artillery, seeing active service on the Western Front and being wounded in the Battle of Passchendale. He was given his commission in the Royal Artillery and retired at the end of the war with the rank of Lieutenant.

Bill entered Dartmouth Town Council in 1921 and served for nearly 30 years. He became an alderman, and was unamimously elected Mayor for the Coronation Year 1937. The photograph below, published in the Times of 7 April 1937 and the Western Times of two days later, shows him holding a tree planted by his daughter Helen, who acted as his mayoress. Bill held many other public offices and was made a freeman of Dartmouth. He was also a Past Master and Treasurer of Hauley Lodge of Freemasons and a Vicar's Warden at St. Barnabas Church, Dartmouth.

In 1945, Bill was found guilty of obtaining money from Government contracts by false pretences and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. However, he was released after 3 months due to illness, paid back all the money and continued to play an important part in the public life of Dartmouth. His obituary reports that seven former mayors walked as pallbearers at his funeral.

Bill married Lily WOOLNOUGH on 23 Mar 1912 in Kingswear, Devon. Lily was born in 1887 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, daughter of fisherman Charles Henry WOOLNOUGH and Sarah Ann W née HOW, and died in June 1932 in Dartmouth.

Lily was adopted at an early age by grocer Joseph HORNE and his wife Susan, both of whom had been born in Dartmouth. She was living with them in Oxford Street, Clee with Weelsby in 1891 and at 50 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes in 1901 (both towns near Grimsby). In 1911, she was living with them at "Cleeville", Kingswear.

Bill and Lily had the following children.

  


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Elliott Horne PILLAR was born in 1913 in Dartmouth. As a London detective constable, he was awarded the King's medal for bravery in 1938 for challenging two army deserters at Barking. He had been forced at the point of a revolver to drive the two soldiers but he deliberated skidded the car into a lamp post outside Barking Police Station, thus allowing them to be arrested. He died on 2 Aug 1940 as a result of a heart attack caused by allergy to aspirin and was buried in Townstall, Devon.

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Robert Charles PILLAR was born in 1916 in Dartmouth.

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Helen Caroline PILLAR

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Charlotte PILLAR

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William Thomas (2) PILLAR was born on 24 Feb 1924  in Dartmouth.

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David PILLAR

10.18 Langmead Casey PILLAR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 28 Jan 1888 in Dartmouth and died on 8 Mar 1926 in Devonport.

Langmead served in the Royal Navy and survived World War 1, but died later in a flu epidemic.

Langmead married Lillian Blanche PESTER on 7 Jun 1915 at St Aubyn, Devonport. Lillian was born on 24 Aug 1888 in Devonport, daughter of Devonport confectioner John PESTER and his wife Elizabeth, and died on 14 Jan 1955 in Plymouth.

Langmead and Blanche had one child:

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Stuart Langmead PILLAR was born in 1918 in Devonport and died in Jan 2003.

10.20 Winifred Frances PILLAR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 22 Sep 1891 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 18 Oct 1891. She died on 26 Oct 1970 in Galmington, Somerset.

Winifred married William Arnold CLEMENTS on 16 Apr 1921 in Dartmouth. William was born on 7 Jun 1893 in Birmingham, England, and died on 19 Jul in Taunton, Somerset.

Winifred and William had the following children.

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Mary Winifred CLEMENTS

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Margaret Leedham CLEMENTS

10.21 Lionel Charles PILLAR ( Caroline MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5) , Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1894 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 10 Jun 1894. He died about 1956 in Calcutta, India.

In 1911, Lionel was working at Sweetstone Farm, Blackawton. But on 20 Dec 1912, he left England  for a visit to Australia. On 30 May 1913, he again left England and this time settled at "Rockdale", Sandy Hollow, Denman NSW. On 3 Sep 1914, he enlisted in the 2nd brigade, 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment, becoming a private in 20 Dec 1914, corporal on 13 Jan 1917, and sergeant on 28 Feb 1917. He served at Gallipoli (where he was wounded in the eye and spent 5 months in England recovering), Egypt and Malta. On 24 Feb 1919 he was promoted to quarter master sergeant and seconded to the Camel Corps.

After his marriage, he and his wife went back to England; but on 27 May 1922, when he was listed as a grocer, Lionel and his family moved to Brisbane QLD. A couple of years later, they moved back to England; and some time between 1925 and 1927 they moved to Calcutta, where Lionel took up a position with a British typewriter company. About 1929, he joined the 25/8 Punjab Regiment and moved to Madras (now Chennai) and then Umballa. On 7 Oct 1945, he was made an honorary major. He had retired from the army by 1948, but he remained in Punjab.

He and Caroline appear to have separated in 1937. But Lionel was present at the birth of his fourth daughter, May, in Brisbane in 1952, and he returned with her and possibly his daughter Jean to India while his two eldest daughters remained in Brisbane with their mother. In 1952 we was recorded as a merchant living at 59 Park Street, Calcutta.

Lionel married Caroline Louise CRAMER  (often known as Louise) on 9 Jul 1920. Caroline was born on 10 Aug 1897 in Gympie QLD; she died on 27 Jul 1970 in Brisbane and was buried at Mt Thompson Cemetery.

After her marriage, Caroline moved with her husband to England and then India. But she left her husband in 1937 and on 8 Oct arrived back in Australia with her four daughters. They initially lived with her brother Sydney at 61 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane before moving into their own home at 93 Haig Road, Torwood.

Caroline in 1937

In 1957, Caroline moved to the USA, where she rented an apartment on N 79th Street, Seatle WA. In the 1970s-1980s, she was living at 24 Canterbury Road, Mt Gravatt East, Brisbane with her eldest daughter Beryl and her granddaughter Annette.

Lionel and Caroline had the following children.

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Beryl Francis PILLAR
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Joan Alexandra PILLAR
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Jean Angela PILLAR
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May Irene PILLAR

10.23 Cecilia Eliza MITCHELMORE ( William Henry (2) MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 8 Jul 1881 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 14 Aug 1881.She died in 1914 in Plymouth.

In 1901, Cecilia was working as an assistant to Dartmouth draper Richard POUND in Duke Street.

Cecilia married Frederick James ELLIS in 1907 in Plymouth. Fred was born in 1879 in Dartmouth, son of plumber William J ELLIS and his wife Jemima née ROGERS. At the time of his marriage, Fred was head man at Blacktown Farm, which was owned by Cecilia's uncle Charles.

Cecilia and Fred had the following child.

  11.30 M i Geoffrey J ELLIS was born on 19 Mar 1914 in Plymouth and died in Wrexham Maelor in 1987.

10.24 Kate Eleanor MITCHELMORE ( William Henry (2) MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in Aug 1882 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 10 Sep 1882. She died in 1971 in the Plympton district.

In 1911, Kate was living with her husband and her two youngest daughters at 12 Beatrice Avenue, Devonport.

Kate married shipwright Frank NEILL in 1901. Frank, a son of James NEILL and Mary Elizabeth née WILKINS, was born on 3 Dec 1878 in Dartmouth and christened at St Saviour on 8 May 1881. He died in 1946 in Plymouth.

In the photograph on the left below, taken in 1911, Frank is the second man standing on the right. (It is possible that Kate is among the group.) The photograph on the right shows James NEILL with his grandson Henry NEILL.

Frank NEILL and friends       James & Henry NEILL

Kate and Frank had the following children.

  11.31 F i Flora Kathleen NEILL was born in 1904 in Devonport.
  11.32 F ii Mary Betty NEILL was born in 1908 in Devonport.
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Henry Wilkins NEILL was born in 1913 in Devonport and died in 1968 in Plymouth.
        Henry married Frances Louisa BUCKLE in 1933 in Brentford, London. Frances was born in 1905 in Kingston, Surrey, and died in 1952 in Wandsworth, London.
+ 11.34 F iv Cecilia Emily NEILL was born in 1917 in Devonport.

10.25 William Henry (3) MITCHELMORE ( William Henry (2) MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1884 in Dartmouth and died in 1952.

William worked in shipyards. He lived in Dartmouth at least until 1911.

William married Agnes Mary E GREEN in 1907 in Devonport. Agnes was born in 1886 in Chudleigh, Devon, daughter of blacksmith William GREEN and Kate née EVOY, and died in 1963 in Plymouth.

William and Agnes had one child:

 

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Dora Winifred Kathleen MITCHELMORE was born in 1909 in Dartmouth.

        Dora married Gerald Ashford SOUTHCOTT in 1934 on the Isle of Wight. Gerald was born in 1899 in St Helens, Isle of Wight, son of mariner Ashford SOUTHCOTT and Emily Lucinda née STAMP. He died in 1990 in Portsmouth.

10.26 Dora Louise MITCHELMORE ( William Henry (2) MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1886 in Dartmouth and died in Chichester in 1953.

Dora married draper Thomas MILNER in 1910 in Hay Mills, Birmingham. Thomas was born in 1875 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, son of engine smith Theophilus MILNER and Isabella née NORTON.

Dora and Thomas and their family lived above his draper's shop in Wiveliscombe, Devon.

Dora and Thomas had the following children.

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Betty Raymond MILNER was born in 1911 in West Ham.

+ 11.37 F ii Peggy Ida MILNER was born on 17 Feb 1914 in the district of Tiverton, Devon.
+ 11.38 M iii Walter Hugh MILNER was born on 16 Jul 1922 in the district of Wellington, Somerset.

10.27 Annie Gertrude MITCHELMORE ( William Henry (2) MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1887 in Dartmouth and christened at St Petrox on 26 Sep 1887. She died on 15 Jun 1964.

Annie Gertrude MEW nee MITCHELMORE

Annie Gertrude MEW née MITCHELMORE

Annie married William James MEW in 1908 in Plymouth. John, son of Plymouth labourer William James Pascoe MEW and his wife Clara Jane Snell née LAVER, was born in 1885 in Plymouth and died in 1949.

Annie and William had the following children.

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 Russell J MEW was born on 16 Aug 1908 in Plymouth .


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 Dorothy Joan MEW was born in 1912 in Plymouth and died on 8 Jun 1958.

        Dorothy married Horace SARGENT in 1936 in Plymouth. Horace was born in Plymouth in 1909 and died on 20 Mar 1959 in Plymouth.

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Mollie Jean MEW was born in 1916 in Plymouth.

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Derek James MEW was born in 1918 in Plymouth.

10.28 John Percy DECENT ( Eliza MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ), known in the family as Jack, was born on 4 Jan 1886 in Brixham, Devon, and christened at St Saviour, Dartmouth, on 17 Feb 1886. He died in 1946, probably in Brixham.

Jack ran the family drapery business in Fore Street, Brixham, after his father retired.

Jack met his wife Ida BIDWELL while she was working at Derry & Toms in London; they married in 1912 in Farnham. Ida was born in 1887 in Frensham, Surrey, daughter of agricultural labourer George BIDWELL and his wife Sarah Ann HEATH, and died in 1948 in Plymouth.

Jack and Ida had the following children.

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John Philip DECENT

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Beryl E DECENT

10.29 May DECENT ( Eliza MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 25 May 1887 in Brixham and died there on 14 Jan 1940.

May married fish merchant Thomas BANFIELD, son of Thomas and Martha BANFIELD, in May 1911 in Brixham. Thomas was born on 9 Jan 1887 in Brixham and christened at All Saints on 20 Apr 1887. He died in Brixham on 10 Apr 1961.

May and Thomas had the following children.

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Thomas Arthur BANFIELD was born on 9 Jun 1913 in Brixham.

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John Decent BANFIELD was born on 30 Jan 1915 in Brixham.

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Margaret Amy BANFIELD was born on 25 Nov 1916 in Brixham.

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Doreen Elsie BANFIELD

10.31 Amy DECENT ( Eliza MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1892 in Brixham and died in 1970 in the Torbay district.

Amy married Cyril HOSKINS in 1918 at All Saints, Brixham. Cyril was born on 30 Sep 1892 in Staines, Middlesex, and died in the Torbay district in 1980.

Cyril worked as a dispensing chemist for Holman & Hams in Fore Street, Brixham, until his retirement in 1967.

Any and Cyril had the following children.

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John HOSKINS

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Peter HOSKINS

10.32 Elsie D DECENT ( Eliza MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1895 in Brixham and died in 1957 in the Newton Abbot district.

Elsie married John H SOLOMON in 1928, probably in Brixham. John was born in 1899 and died in 1957 in the Newton Abbot district.

 Elsie and John had the following child.


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Geoffrey Harold SOLOMON was born on 7 Nov 1928 in the Newton Abbot district.

10.34 Francis Mitchelmore DECENT ( Eliza MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1901 in Brixham and christened at All Saints on 30 Mar 1905. He died in 1976 in the Torbay district.

Francis married Gwyneth Agnes TREGASKES in 1930, probably in Brixham. Gwyneth was born in 1904 in Swansea, daughter of assistant works manager Reginald James TREGASKES and his wife Elizabeth Gertrude.

Francis and Gwyneth had the following children.


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Alistair Michael DECENT

  

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Anna DECENT

10.35 William Henry Aysh HAWKE (Kate Mary MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in June 1882 in Dartmouth and died in 1948 in  the Totnes district.

William married Eveline Elizabeth Prowse ADAMS in 1902 in Devonport. Eveline was born on 30 Jan 1883 in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, daughter of Nicholas ADAMS and Eliza née PROWSE.

William and Eveline had the following child.

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Godfrey Alger HAWKE was born on 8 Nov 1902 in South Brent and christened there on 18 January 1903. Godfrey became an electrical engineer. In 1911 he was living with his grandfather at Millswood House, South Brent. In 1925, he was resident at 15 Warrington Crescent, Kensington. He died in 1975 in the Westminster district.

        Godfrey married Henriette Eludie Claire BOUZIN on 21 Feb 1925 in Paddington, London. Henriette was born in 1899, daughter of Emile BOUZIN, and died in 1941 in the Westminster district.

10.36 Kate Eliza HAWKE (Kate Mary MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 2 Dec 1883  in Dartmouth and christened at St Saviour on 18 Jan 1884. She died in 1951 in Plymouth.

In 1901, Kate was a pupil at The College, Bridgetown, a girls' boarding school, as were her sisters Edith and Daisy. In 1911, she was living with her husband and two eldest children at her parents' home, Millswood Cottage, South Brent, Devon.

Kate married mechanical engineer Stanley Sanders CHENHALL on 5 August 1907 in South Brent. Stanley was born in 1882 in Morriston, Glamorganshire, son of engineer James Warne CHENHALL and his wife Louisa. He died in 1933 in the Totnes district.

In 1901, Stanley was working as a mechanical engineer in Dartmouth, living at Spring Bank. At the time of his marriage, he was living in Spitalgate, Grantham.

 Kate and Stanley had the following children.

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Stanley Douglas CHENHALL was born in 1908 in South Brent.
+ 11.56 F ii Norma Daisy Bessie CHENHALL was born on 23 Sep 1909 in South Brent.
  11.57 F iii Kate Molly CHENHALL was born in 1915, probably in South Brent, and died in Apr 1997 in Plymouth.
        Kate married Frank Henry BLATCHFORD in 1941 in the Totnes district. Frank was born on 29 Aug 1914 in Preston, Paignton, Devon, and died in Feb 1997 in Plymouth.

10.38 Daisy HAWKE (Kate Mary MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 12 Oct 1887 in Dartmouth and christened at St Saviour on 9 Mar 1888.

In 1901, Kate was a pupil at The College, Bridgetown, a girls' boarding school, as were her sisters Kate and Edith. In 1911, she was living with her parents at Millswood Cottage, South Brent, Devon.

Daisy married William A (1) WINTER in 1918 in the Totnes district. They had the following child.

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10.39 Frederick Herbert Ayshe HAWKE (Kate Mary MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , Walter (2) , Walter (3), Walter (4) ) was born in 1891 in Dartmouth and was christened at St Saviour on 3 Jul 1891. He died in 1971 in the Newton Abbot district.

Frederick married Lucy G BOVEY, daughter of ale merchant John BOVEY and his wife Lucy G senior, in 1917 in the Totnes district. Lucy was born on 26 Jan 1898 in Redland, Bristol, and baptised on 21 Aug 1900 at Buckfastleigh. She died in 1954 in the Totnes district.

Frederick and Lucy had the following child.

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10.42 Charles William SEWELL (Edith Augusta MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1898 in Finchley.

After his marriage, Charles and his wife lived in Staines.

Charles married Kathleen READ in Finchley in 1934. Kathleen was born in 1896.

Charles and Kathleen had the following children.

 

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Anne V SEWELL was born in 1936 in Surrey and died in 1947 in Surrey in a horse riding accident.

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Diana M SEWELL

10.46 John SEWELL (Edith Augusta MITCHELMORE , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1907 in Finchley, Middlesex and died in 1984 in Solihull, Warwickshire.

John married Kathleen Lavina WARD on 3 Sep 1938 in Finchley. Kathleen was born in 1910 in North Hammersmith, London, daughter of engineer Harry Collins WARD and Margaret Eleanor née ROWLANDS. Her middle name came from Mt Lavina, Sri Lanka, where the family lived for a while. Kathleen died on 14 Jan 1997 in Solihull.

John Kathleen

John and Kathleen had the following children.

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John Ward SEWELL

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Gaynor Margaret SEWELL

10.47 Frederick Atherton MITCHELMORE (Frederick George (1) , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 28 Jul 1895 in Dartmouth and was baptised at St Saviour on 4 Sep 1895. He died in 1981 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

A photograph of Frederick as a young man is available here.

Frederick married Elsie Irene THOMAS in 1922 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Elsie was born on 5 Nov 1890 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, and died in 1980 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Frederick and Elsie had the following child.

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Guy Atherton MITCHELMORE was born in 1924 in Burton-on-Trent and died in August 1999 in Burton-on-Trent. Guy married Emily SPEIGHT in 1949 in Leeds. Emily was the widow of Guy's friend Stanley SPEIGHT who had been killed while they were serving together in Burma. She was born Emily SWIFT in 1926 in Leeds; she died on 12 Feb 2017 in Burton-on-Trent and was cremated at Bretby Crematorium in that city. They had no children.

10.48 George Deane MITCHELMORE (Frederick George (1) , William Henry (1) , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 11 Feb 1900 in Dartmouth and was christened at St Saviour on 7 Mar 1900. He died on 3 Feb 1982 in Gosport, Hampshire.

A photograph of George as a young man is available here. He always maintained that he joined the Machine Gun Corps in 1918, was wounded and taken to Netley Hospital near Southampton—but there is no mention of this in his service record. That record shows that George joined the machine gun section of the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1919. He made a name for himself as a marksman with a pistol, winning 8 or 9 cups in India about 1925.  The Straits Times of 27 Apr that year also records Lieutenant-Corporal MITCHELMORE winning prizes for revolver shooting in Singapore. George left the army in 1933 at the rank of sergeant and got a job as a male nurse in a mental hospital near Basingstoke, Hampshire. There he met and married his first wife, who was a cook in the same hospital.

George was recalled to the army in 1939; he was offered his old rank of sergeant in the machine gun section of The Sussex Regiment, but preferred to take up a safer position with the Military Police.  He then spent the Second World War in various establishments in England on guard duty, but also traveled back and forth across the Channel for a period after ‘D’ Day as a Dispatch Rider. Leaving the army in 1946, he returned to the Basingstoke mental hospital.

After his first wife died, he married a nursing sister in the same mental hospital.  In 1954, he changed his job to a stores assistant at the Aldermaston Atomic Research Establishment. Then in 1960 he decided to pack it all in and move to a cottage in Cornwall. George lived there alone (apart from a cat) after his second wife died, but after having a couple of strokes moved up to live with his son Brian in Gosport in 1980 and lived there until his death.

George married (1) Mary Jane WILLIAMS on 7 Oct 1933 in Basingstoke. Mary was born on 4 Jun 1901 in Dowlais, Glamorganshire, and died of cancer on 2 Mar 1951 in Basingstoke.

George and Mary had the following children.

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Deanna Magretta MITCHELMORE was born on 24 Oct 1937 in Basingstoke.

George married (2) Harriet CROSSLEY in 1952 in Basingstoke. Harriet was born on 12 Nov 1905 in Lancaster, Lancashire, and died on 12 November 1973 in Bugle, Cornwall.

10.54 Marjorie D MALLETT ( Charles Frederick MALLETT , Anne Elizabeth MICHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5)Peter (1), Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 1912 in Devonport, Devon.

Marjorie married Wilfred D WILSON in 1935 in Devonport. They had the following children:

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10.56 Dora Phyllis MALLETT ( Alfred Mitchelmore MALLETT , Anne Elizabeth MICHELMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5)Peter (1), Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in 909 in Plymouth.

Dora married Cyril L H GRIFFITHS in 1943 in the Newton Abbot district. They had the following children.

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10.59 Frederick Thomas Nathaniel MITCHELMORE (Charles Frederick , Nathaniel , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 16 Mar 1888 in Dartmouth, Devon, and died in 1959 in the Totnes district. add baptism

Another name transposition: This son was called "Nathaniel Frederick Thomas" in his mother's bible and always known as "Nat" within the family.

Nat joined the Royal Navy on 9 Apr 1910, shortly before his marriage, and had become Chief Engine Room Artificer (in charge of the Engine Room Department) by 1918. In World War I, he served aboard the battlecruiser HMS Lion in the same squadron as his cousin Enos. His ship was twice severely damaged by enemy action. Since HMS Lion was on active service on 15 April 1918, he must have obtained special leave to attend his father's funeral two weeks later. A detailed account of the majority of his navy career is given here.

When he was not at sea, Nat lived in Plymouth. He was recorded as living in Keyham, Devonport, in 1911 and 1918.

HMS Lion

HMS Lion

Nat married (1) Minnie May BURNELL on 1 Aug 1910 in Dartmouth. Minnie was born in 1890 in Paignton and died in 1943 in Plymouth. She was a daughter of Customs Officer William BURNELL and his wife Mary Ann née MAY.

Nat MITCHELMORE as a young seaman

Nat Mitchelmore as a young seaman
Minnie MITCHELMORE and her son Frederick

Minnie MITCHELMORE née BURNELL with their son Frederick George

Nat and Minnie had the following children.

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Frederick George (2) MITCHELMORE was born on 16 Sep 1911 in Devonport.

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Edwin Charles Burnell MITCHELMORE was born on 5 Dec 1918 in Devonport.

Nat married (2) Gladys May LAKE in 1947 in Plymouth. Gladys was born in 1900, the daughter of mineral water works labourer Charley LAKE and his wife Elizabeth. After Nat's death, Gladys married Edwin Thomas John JONES on 25 Mar 1961 in Plymouth.

10.60 William Charles John MITCHELMORE (Charles Frederick , Nathaniel , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 14 Oct 1889 on “Monday evening at half past 7 o'clock” (according to his mother's bible) and christened at Dartmouth St Saviour on 24 Nov 1889. He died in Norwich in 1959.

After his marriage, William moved to Paignton and became a house painter. He served in World War I as a driver with the Army Service Corps and was awarded the 1914-15 Star and British War and Victory medals. After the war, he moved back to Dartmouth. After marrying his second wife, he moved to Norwich.

William married  (1) Melvina Eliza WHITEMORE (known in the family as Millie) in 1910 at Dartmouth St Clement. Millie was born in 1886 in Kingswear and died in 1943.

William and Millie had the following children.

 

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Phyllis Louise MITCHELMORE was born on 17 Feb 1911 in Paignton and died there the following year. add baptism

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Eric Charles MITCHELMORE was born on 24 Aug 1921, probably in Dartmouth.

William married (2) Dorothy Pretoria M FROST née BELL in 1943. Dorothy was born on 28 May 1900 in Smallburgh, Norfolk and died in January 1986 in Norwich. She had married William J FROST in 1921 in Smallburgh.

10.61 Albert Ernest MITCHELMORE (Charles Frederick , Nathaniel , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in Dartmouth on 24 Nov 1892 “at 20 minutes to 6 o'clock”. He died of a heart attack on 2 Oct 1968 in Bristol.

Albert was apprenticed as a painter to his father Charles in 1906 and worked in the family business. He fought in the Worcester Regiment in World War I, reaching the rank of Corporal. He was shot through the knee at Ypres, France, and taken prisoner, but news of his survival did not reach Dartmouth until shortly after his father's death in 1918. On returning from the war, Albert and his brother Arthur ran the family business on behalf of their mother for two years, but then she sold out. Albert was a journeyman painter for the rest of his life, working in Dartmouth for his uncle Ernest and then for his cousin Frank, and later for Bristol Council.

Albert learned the clarinet in the Royal Navy Military Band and played for many years in the Dartmouth Town Band. The band would practice during the week in a hall in Market Square and play every Sunday morning in the bandstand in the New Ground.

Dartmouth Town Band, about 1930

Dartmouth Town Band, about 1930. Albert Mitchelmore is seated,
holding his clarinet, fourth from the left in the front row.

Albert lived in his father's house in 15 Newcomin Road until after his marriage, at which time he moved to Ivy Cottage, Ivy Lane. The young family moved to Avery's Meadow (221 Victoria Road) in 1927 and then to 73 Victoria Road in 1932. They often took in bed and breakfast guests, especially around Regatta time. (The present owners of 73 Victoria Road run it as a permanent bed and breakfast business, having joined two of the ground floor rooms together as a dining room.)

In 1949, Albert & Louise moved to 129 Gilda Crescent, Bristol, in order to bring them nearer to their sons Leonard and Stanley, to give their son Michael the chance of a better education, and to take Louisa away from a climate where she was developing bronchitis. Both Albert and Louisa died in this house.

Albert married Louisa Katherine SAUNDERS, daughter of Dartmouth chimney sweep William James Pepperell SANDERS and Ann Maria née PHILLIPS, on 4 Mar 1922 in Dartmouth Congregational Church. Louisa was born on 28 Apr 1896 in Dartmouth and died on 15 Oct 1973 in Bristol . For further details on Louisa and her family history, please transfer to the SAUNDERS line.

Albert and Louisa had the following children.

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Leonard Ernest MITCHELMORE was born on 15 Jan 1923.

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Stanley Gerald MITCHELMORE

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Michael Charles MITCHELMORE

Albert & Louisa MITCHELMORE and family

Albert and Louisa Mitchelmore with their sons Leonard (back right), Stanley (back left) and Michael.
In the centre are Leonard's wife Joyce and their daughter Kathryn. Taken in Dartmouth in about 1949.

10.62 Arthur Edward MITCHELMORE (Charles Frederick , Nathaniel , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in Dartmouth on 9 Mar 1896 “on a Monday morning 10 minutes to 3”. He died in 1973 in Bridgewater, Somerset.

Like his brother Albert, Arthur was apprenticed to his father as a painter. Just before the start of World War I, he had a bad accident when he fell through the glass roof of the Park Hotel, Paignton, while painting it. After the war, in which he served as a corporal in the Royal Field Artillery, Arthur and Albert ran the family business on behalf of their mother for two years, but then she sold out. Arthur was a painter for the rest of his life, including three years in Adelaide in the 1960s.

Arthur married (1) Nora BAILEY in 1922 in Tavistock, Devon, the marriage ending in divorce. Nora was born on 20 Nov 1901 and died in 1989.They had the following children.

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Charles Arthur MITCHELMORE was born on 28 Jan 1923 in Tavistock.

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George Brian MITCHELMORE was born on 31 Dec 1927 in Tavistock.

Arthur married (2) Thelma B HODGSON in 1961 in Wood Green.

10.63 Ivy Elizabeth MITCHELMORE (Charles Frederick , Nathaniel , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born in Dartmouth on 18 Jan 1900 “at ten minutes to 11 at night”. She died on 8 May 1977 in Paignton, Devon.

Ivy married Henry Charles Thomas PIKE on 30 Jul 1921, their "quiet but pretty wedding" being reported in the Dartmouth Chronicle a few days later. By 1930 the couple had moved to Paignton, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Ivy and Harry had one child:

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10.64 Gertrude Florence Muriel MITCHELMORE (Alfred Ernest MITCHELMORE , Nathaniel MICHAMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ), known in the family as Muriel, was born on 18 Aug 1898 in Dartmouth and died on 22 Aug 1975. add baptism & death place

Gertrude passed her Civil Service Examination as a Post Office telephonist in Torquay on 26 Apr 1918, her achievement being reported in the London Gazette of 3 May 1918.


Gertrude with her husband and son

Muriel married Frederick Harold HAINES in 1927. Frederick was born on 10 Mar 1901 in Calne, Wiltshire, and died on 23 Jan 1978 at Chippenham. They had one child:

  

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Norman Mitchelmore HAINES married Thelma HANNAFORD. He was awarded an MBE in 1999 "for services to LINK in Wiltshire".

10.66 Mabel Valerie Irene MITCHELMORE (Alfred Ernest MITCHELMORE , Nathaniel MICHAMORE , John (2) , John (3) , John (4) , John (5), Peter (1) , Peter (2) , Henry ) was born on 1 Aug 1902 and christened on 6 Feb 1913 at Dartmouth St Saviour. He died in Sep 1997 in Teignbridge.

Mabel married Sydney J FERRIS on 1 Nov 1933, probably in Dartmouth. Sydney was born on 6 Jul 1901 in Gloucester and died there in 1985.

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