Mixed Marriages

Registered at birth as Hester Frances, Esther SHERGOLD is the grandmother of Vena Beatrice SMALL, wife of Corporal Robert HARRISON (Saturday’s post). The area around Wilton in Wiltshire was a hotbed of Shergolds in the 19th century.

In 1861 Hester is seven years old and described in the census as “daughter of Housekeeper”. Her widowed mother, Ann, has two other children with her in the household of John TRIGLE, an agricultural labourer and a widower.

The GRO Births Index entry for Tom Shergold (1846) gives his mother’s maiden surname as THORN; for younger sister Sarah Ann (1851) it is THORNE. Hester’s mother is not named in the GRO Index. This is usually an indication that the child is illegitimate.

The search for Ann’s dead husband brought these two marriages –

John Trigle had three motherless children in the house kept by Ann Shergold in 1861 and the Births Index affirms that his wife’s maiden name was Everett.

The first sight I had of Emanuel Shergold was on the FamilySearch Tree.

This Emanuel died in 1859, Charlotte fifteen years later. “Just Jane” in the screenshot is Charlotte’s daughter by an unknown father, born before marriage to Emanuel and, I suspect, unwisely married off to stepbrother James because she is described in the 1851 census (HO107 Piece 1848 f.115 p.15) as Emanuel’s “daughter in law”.

The Emanuel who married Ann in 1846 died towards the end of the following year, when his son Tom was about a year old.

And yes, dear reader, John Trigle married his housekeeper in 1864. In 1881 they are enumerated in Church Street, Stapleford. John, 58, works the fields and Ann takes in laundry. The 1891 census indicates that Ann has ceased work but John labours on at the given age of only 66.

Ann’s youngest child made her way to London and in 1880 (as Esther) married Gilbert SMALL, a policeman, in Camberwell. They had eleven children. Second daughter Lydia Vina (or Vena) did not offer her maiden name when registering the birth of Viena Beatrice Small in the first quarter of 1905, or give the father’s name when the child was baptised (as Vena Beatrick in transcription) at Charlton Near Dover, Kent (19 January).

“Beatrice V Small” married Robert Harrison in Scarborough in 1931 and in 1950, three years after Robert’s death, “Vena B” married Cyril HARDWICK in Filey St Oswald’s. This stone marks her grave in the churchyard…

In loving memory of VENA BEATRICE, dearly loved wife of CYRIL HARDWICK

and a dear mother, fell asleep 16th March 1976 aged 71.

‘Gone from our home

but not from our hearts’

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Google alt text: a close up of a person’s hair

Corporal Harrison

Robert was the first of four sons born to Charles and Mary Edmond nee LANE (Tuesday’s post The Young Father). He is remembered on his parents’ headstone but is buried some distance from them in a Commonwealth War Grave.

Information about his army service is sparse on the CWGC website – and his service number in the index differs from that on the grave marker.

The birth of a daughter, Dorothy G., was registered in Ripon in 1934, mother’s maiden surname GREENHOW, but I cannot find a record of the marriage of Robert and Vera Beatrice.

I haven’t made any progress connecting Robert to his forebears on the FamilySearch Shared Tree. This is how things stand today.

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Freedom

The citizens of the United Kingdom learned today from the Tyrant-in-Chief that their very own mutant strain of SARS-CoV-2 was not only 70% more transmissible but also 30% more lethal. However, reasons to be cheerful can be found in James Corbett’s interview with Professor Dolores Cahill, Freedom Airway.

Max Igan pointed me to this interview (from US Pedodent Joe Biden and the Fall of the Republic) and also gave a shout out to Really Graceful’s video on Farmer Gates.

A comment by graystar777 on one of these videos caught my eye.

*If I get vaccinated*:/ Treatment

1.- Can I stop wearing the mask?

– No

2.- Can they reopen restaurants etc and everyone work normally?

– No

3.- Will I be resistant to covid?

– *May be*, but we don’t know exactly, it probably won’t stop you getting it

4.- At least I won’t be contagious to others anymore?

– *No you can still pass it on*, possibly, nobody knows.

5.- If we vaccinate all children, will school resume normally?

– No

6.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop social distancing?

– No

7.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop disinfecting my hands?

– No

8.- If I vaccinate myself and my grand parents , can we hug each other?

– No

9.- Will cinemas, theatres and stadiums be reopened, after vaccines?

– No

10.- Will the vaccinated be able to gather the community closer?

– No

11.- What is the real benefit of vaccination?

– *The virus may not kill you*.

12.- Are you sure it won’t kill me?

– No

13.- If statistically the virus didn’t kill me anyway … Why would I get vaccinated?”

– To protect others.

14.- So if I get vaccinated, the others are 100% sure I’m not infecting them?

– No

15.- is there liability if I get seriously injured or die?

-NO

💥 So it is true that the shot does not give immunity.

Does not eliminate the virus.

Does not prevent death.

Does not guarantee you won’t get it.

Does not prevent you from getting Covid..

Does not stop you passing it on

Does not eliminate the need for travel bans.

Does not eliminate the need for business closures.

Does not eliminate the need for lockdowns.

Does not eliminate the need for masking.

So…Why the hell am I getting vaccinated…. To keep running the pharmaceutical BUSINESS? to help bring in the “Great reset”. Something more nefarious? 🤔

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Crescent Gardens

The Young Father

Was Charles HARRISON only twenty-three years old in 1911?

My first thought was that this is a transcription error, so I turned to the page image.

The transcriber’s failings are inconsequential. Glaisdale for a birthplace would have been better and Francis for Joseph’s middle name but Charles’ offering of his and his wife’s name,and their ages, have been faithfully rendered.

What was distracting Charles when he filled out the form? He should have known he was 33 years old and that Mary’s middle name was “Edmond”, after her second great grandmother Hannah EDMOND.

Charles’ father on the FamilySearch Shared Tree is as yet unmarried, so there is a lot of work to be done on the pedigree.  Charles and Mary are commemorated on this stone in St Oswald’s churchyard with four of their eleven children…

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