Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Pelhams

So my family worked for the Earls of Chichester for many years. Here are some of Frederick’s thoughts on them. The Pelhams were always splendid men physically and intellectually. Living under, and having the honour of serving four Earls of … Continue reading

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Sgt Major Edward Tomney

Another Great Great Grandfather. Here’s a newspaper article filed at the time of Edward’s death. What it doesn’t mention is that he was apparently one of the founders of Torquay United Football club. In his 84th year, Sergt-Major E.S.Tomney, of … Continue reading

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John shanks was my Great Great Great Great Uncle here is an article on him: Sanitary engineer, b. 1825, Paisley, s. of William Shanks, handloom weaver, and Helen Gowens; m. (1) Isabella Mills; (2) Jessie Tumbull Smith; Founder, Shanks & … Continue reading

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The Water Supply on the Stanmer Estate.

More stuff on Stanmer from Fredericks memoirs: In the later part of my fathers life, he was a great sufferer. I have so often seen him sit in his old walnut chair, the sweat rolling of is pale cheeks in … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Education (from 1870)

My Great Great Grandfather was  teacher he wrote this about his training (I suspect that some of the sentiments don’t change): My first examination for admission was at the Central School Brighton. The inspector was one of those clever minded … Continue reading

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