This database contains some of the books, papers and records held by Mersea Museum.

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351

Article

Hubert Heard
ID OOD_010
Title Hubert Heard
Abstract HUBERT HEARD Seaman Service No. C/X10416B Royal Naval Reserve. HMS JERVIS BAY Age 29 Died 5 November 1940 Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Chatham Naval Memorial
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

352

Article

Charles Henry Sargeant
ID OOD_304
Title Charles Henry Sargeant
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Rowhedge Charles Henry Sargeant Company Sergeant Major Service No. 7031 Rifle Brigade and subsequently Essex Home Guard Age 59 Died 13 October 1940 after a short illness Buried Donyland Burial Ground New Section
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

353

Article

Charles Bertie Mills
ID OOD_007
Title Charles Bertie Mills
Abstract CHARLES BERTIE MILLS Petty Officer Stoker Service No. C/311782 Royal Navy HMS CALLIOPE Age 52 Died 8 April 1940 Buried East Donyland Cemetery Charles was the son of George and Elizabeth Mills, ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

354

Article

Frederick Frost killed 1 June 1940
ID OOD_009
Title Frederick Frost killed 1 June 1940
Abstract FREDERICK FROST Chief Cook H.M. Yacht GRIVE. Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) Age 21 Died 1 June 1940 Commemorated on Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Liverpool Naval Memorial. ...
Author Edwin Sparrow / Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

355

Article

Will of Joan Thornback of West Mersey 1637
ID MARG_108
Title Will of Joan Thornback of West Mersey 1637
Abstract Will of Joan Thornback [ Thornbacke ] of West Mersea 1637 transcribed from Essex Record Office document D/ABW 54/24 Transcriber Trevor Hearn 8th January 2020 There is a translation to modern English further down the page 24 1   In the name of god Amen. I Joan Thornbacke ...
Published 4 October 1637
Source Mersea Museum

356

Article

Julian Hurlstone Hortin killed 21 June 1942
ID OOD_112
Title Julian Hurlstone Hortin killed 21 June 1942
Abstract JULIAN HURLSTONE HORTIN Indian Rank: Captain Service No. IA/297 7th Gurkha Rifles Age 32 Died 21 June 1942 Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's Church, Tollesbury Julian was the son of William ...
Source Mersea Museum

357

Article

Gerald Edward Tatchell killed 31 May 1940
ID OOD_101
Title Gerald Edward Tatchell killed 31 May 1940
Abstract GERALD EDWARD TATCHELL Major Service No. 24297 Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion "D" Company Aged 37 Died 31 May 1940 Buried De Panne Communal Cemetery Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's, Tollesbury. ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

358

Article

Joseph Todd - Royal Navy
ID OOD_008
Title Joseph Todd - Royal Navy
Abstract JOSEPH TODD Chief Engine Room Artificer P/M 29775 HM Submarine THISTLE Age 42 Died 14 April 1940 Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial ...
Source Mersea Museum

359

Article

Peter O'Neill Darbishire Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID OOD_202
Title Peter O'Neill Darbishire Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Salcott and Great Wigborough PETER O'NEILL DARBISHIRE Sergeant 751654 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age 27 Died 16 December 1940 Commemorated on War Memorial in St Stephen's, Great Wigborough and on Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Panel 13. ...
Source Mersea Museum

360

Article

Wildlife Observations - Mosquitos
ID PH01_MOS
Title Wildlife Observations - Mosquitos
Abstract As late as mid-November I was still being bitten by mosquitos in the garden on mild days. I'm one of those people mosquitos love. Hearing their whine at night guarantees a sleepless night or acrobatics with a rolled newspaper which has the effect of thoroughly waking me up. Over winter I do still ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published January 2020
Source Mersea Museum

361

Article

Memory Lane - Regatta Day Pictures from Thomas Hammond
ID ML2020_002_022
Title Memory Lane - Regatta Day Pictures from Thomas Hammond
Abstract I have noticed that David Cox is rather puzzled by the picture Regatta Day 2 that appears in the December issue of Mersea Life. The Regatta, the 1911 one, was a one day event and the photo was No. 2 taken on the day. I have gone through my postcard collection and found the first one which is titled ...
Author Ron Green
Published February 2020
Source Mersea Museum

362

Article

Peldon Wills and documents transcribed
ID PH01_MARG
Title Peldon Wills and documents transcribed
Abstract Peldon Wills and Documents transcribed by Mersea Archive Research Group The original copy of most documents are held by Essex Record Office or the National Archives. Click to see transcription: ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

363

Article

Charter of King Edward the Confessor 15th Century
ID MARG_402
Title Charter of King Edward the Confessor 15th Century
Abstract Charter of King Edward the Confessor Granting the Royal Estate of West Mersea to St Ouen's Abbey, Rouen, Normandy (translation of Latin text from 15th century copy of lost original dated 1046) In the name of almighty God, thundering on high, who made all things out of nothing, and ...
Published 1046
Source Mersea Museum

364

Article

Earliest written references to Mersea Island
ID MARG_401
Title Earliest written references to Mersea Island
Abstract 894: Anglo Saxon Chronicle [Parker A] 'The [Danish] host marched across Northumbria and East Anglia so that the [Saxon] levies were unable to get at them, until they reached east Essex, on an island out at sea called Mersea ( hie comon on Eastseaxna lond easteweard on an igland paet is ute ...
Author Sue Howlett
Source Mersea Museum

365

Article

John Milgate - Peldon
ID PH01_MIL
Title John Milgate - Peldon
Abstract PELDON HISTORY PROJECT JOHN MILGATE Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella Although John is well-known in Mersea circles as a Merseaman and boat-builder, he and his wife Pat have lived at Shell Bungalow, Peldon since 1970. In the company of Elaine Barker and Tony Millatt of Mersea ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Published December 2019
Source Mersea Museum

366

Article

WW2 - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion
ID PH01_INV
Title WW2 - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion
Abstract World War Two - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion. In Peldon, training for local Air Raid Precautions wardens had begun in January 1939 - well in advance of declaration of war in September. Together with volunteers from Wigborough Peldon's men and women received lectures in First Aid ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

367

Article

Memory Lane - World War One Volunteers
ID ML2020_001_022
Title Memory Lane - World War One Volunteers
Abstract Following all the interest shown in the Tommies on the Strood depicting the local men who gave their lives in the First World War, I have in my collection, a very battered postcard showing the Volunteers of the First World War - the equivalent of the Home Guard of the Second World War.
Author Ron Green
Published 1 January 2020
Source Mersea Museum

368

Article

Yacht WINDFLOWER
ID WFL
Title Yacht WINDFLOWER
Abstract The 45 foot yawl WINDFLOWER was designed by E.P. Hart and built in Emsworth in 1928. She was owned for eight years by Colonel Buckle, a West Mersea resident and a member of West Mersea Yacht Club. Sold to Sir Richard Wells in ...
Source Mersea Museum

369

Article

Auxiliary Units in WW2
ID PH01_AUX
Title Auxiliary Units in WW2
Abstract During World War Two, with the fall of France to the Nazis on 22nd June 1940, a German invasion of Britain was expected daily and the East coast was deemed to be particularly vulnerable. The German plan for the invasion of Great Britain was code-named Operation Sea Lion. With the expectation ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

370

Article

Brian Maurice Jay - an appreciation by Ron Green
ID ML2020_001_004_001
Title Brian Maurice Jay - an appreciation by Ron Green
Abstract Brian Jay died on 30th November. He was one of my dearest friends. We were mates through most of our adult life and worked together on building sites when he was still doing his apprenticeship as an electrician. We served in the Mersea Island Lions Club together and he introduced me to postcard ...
Author Ron Green
Published January 2020
Source Mersea Museum

371

Article

More about the Cinque Port of Brightlingsea
ID EC64_01_124
Title More about the Cinque Port of Brightlingsea
Abstract From Essex Countryside January 1964
Author Douglas Went
Source Mersea Museum

372

Article

Memory Lane. The changing face of Griffon Corner
ID ML2019_012_078
Title Memory Lane. The changing face of Griffon Corner
Abstract With the demolition of Holly Lodge in High Street North, another landmark is disappearing from this part of West Mersea. Built by local builder Maurice Mark Thorp for his own use over one hundred years ago, it has been the home of ...
Source Mersea Museum

373

Article

Peldon People - Iris and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose
ID PH01_OLV
Title Peldon People - Iris and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose
Abstract Peldon People - Iris (Cissy) and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose. The Ollivants were landlords of the Peldon Rose in the 1960's, both came from publican families. Their nieces are still in the area with ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

374

Article

A history of the Tithes
ID TXA03710
Title A history of the Tithes
Abstract 1. The history of tithes Originally, tithes were payments in kind (crops, wool, milk etc.) comprising an agreed proportion of the yearly profits from farming, and made by parishioners for the support of their parish church and its clergy. In theory, tithes were payable on (i) all things arising ...
Author Unknown
Source Mersea Museum

375

Article

Edward James Taylor - Royal Navy
ID WW2_EJT
Title Edward James Taylor - Royal Navy
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea EDWARD JAMES TAYLOR Leading Seaman C/SSX 29110 Royal Navy HMS NIGER Died 6 July 1942 age 22 Commemorated West Mersea War Memorial, Chatham Naval Memorial Edward Taylor was born c1920, son of Edward and Amelia Betty Taylor. Husband of Pearl ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

376

Article

Robert Carmichael Purkis - Essex Regiment
ID WW2_PKS
Title Robert Carmichael Purkis - Essex Regiment
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea ROBERT CARMICHAEL PURKIS Lieutenant 258690 2nd Bn., Essex, formerly Coldstream Guards Died 13 January 1944 age 20 Commemorated West Mersea War Memorial, Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Taukkyan War Cemetery) George was son of Dr George Samuel and ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

377

Article

Frank Pullen - Corps of Military Police
ID WW2_FPL
Title Frank Pullen - Corps of Military Police
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea FRANK PULLEN Private 6030236 Corps of Military Police Died 1 April 1942 age 57 Buried Barfield Road Cemetery, West Mersea Commemorated on West Mersea War Memorial Frank was born 7 September 1884, the son of David and Myra Pullen and husband of ...
Source Mersea Museum

378

Article

Mersea Life - a Yorkshire postcard
ID ML2019_011_077
Title Mersea Life - a Yorkshire postcard
Abstract I spend many hours searching Ebay for old postcards for sale. My usual pattern starts with 'Essex', then 'Mersea'. From there I go to 'Sailing' as my main collection is that of Thames Sailing Barges. Scrolling down recently ...
Published November 2019
Source Mersea Museum

379

Article

Evacuees come to Mersea
ID WW2_VAC
Title Evacuees come to Mersea
Abstract Evacuees at Mersea. Drawing by Don Butlin for Mistral 1990 Evacuees came to Mersea in two main waves. 1st September 1939 over 400 unacommpanied children came to Mersea from West Ham. They had come to ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

380

Article

Peldon Archaeology
ID PH01_ACY
Title Peldon Archaeology
Abstract

Neolithic Thames Pick Mill Cottage, Peldon, stands on the road leading to the Strood causeway linking Mersea to the mainland. It stands adjacent to Mill House, which in turn, stood next to Wents Mill, and both houses still stand although the mill itself was demolished ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2019
Source Mersea Museum

381

Article

Peldon Service Station
ID PH01_SST
Title Peldon Service Station
Abstract Peldon Service Station used to occupy the plot on the corner of St Ives Hill and Lower Road. It was built in 1948, similar in design to a Nissan hut, but with a much higher roof and designed by a local architect, Colonel Walker, who lived next to Pete Hall. It was built for Dudley Patmore whose ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

382

Article

The road to Colchester
ID ML2019_010_022
Title The road to Colchester
Abstract We have for this month's subject three old postcards showing the Mersea to Colchester Road passing through Abberton. The first postcard dates from before the First World War and shows the old Manwood Bridge where the road ...
Author Ron Green
Published October 2019
Source Mersea Museum

383

Article

Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 1
ID PH01_IVW
Title Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 1
Abstract Ivor and Viv Walklett have lived in Ransomes Cottage, Peldon since 1977. Before and since then, Ivor has been a performance car designer, co-director of a UK car manufacturer, and co-director of a specialist car design and manufacturing business. His fascinating story, set within the world of sports ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

384

Article

Peldon Art Group celebrates 50 years
ID PH01_AGP
Title Peldon Art Group celebrates 50 years
Abstract PELDON ART GROUP CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS! 2019 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Peldon Art Group which meets in the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on a Thursday evening. Founded in 1969 the full and part-time ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

385

Article

Paglesham Oysters. The Mersea connection.
ID ML2019_009_022
Title Paglesham Oysters. The Mersea connection.
Abstract The recent purchase of a postcard showing a view of the Paglesham Oyster pits c 1910 led me to look out the delightful little book Toasted Cheese and Cinders by Miss Sybil Brand . I was privileged to get to know this lovely ...
Author Ron Green
Published September 2019
Source Mersea Museum

386

Article

The Peldon Rectory
ID PH01_RTY
Title The Peldon Rectory
Abstract Today, the old Victorian Rectory on Church Road, in the heart of the village, houses young adults for Autism Anglia. With new houses built in front of the stately red brick building on what was once a fine garden with lawns and specimen trees, the building is no longer visible from the road. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2019
Source Mersea Museum

387

Article

The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
ID ELS_070
Title The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
Abstract ...
Source Mersea Museum

388

Article

An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
ID MIS_1968_IRD
Title An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
Abstract More than 150 years ago [ in 1968 ], Professor Horace Hayman Wilson sent his six year old son home to England in the care of the ship's captain from Calcutta. The voyage took nearly six months. Some years later the boy married a lady from North Farm, East Mersea. A marquee was put up for the ...
Author Alan Dawson
Source Mersea Museum

389

Article

East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
ID WSN_TLS
Title East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
Abstract For many years around the beginning of the 20th Century, the Wilson family spent a lot of time in East Mersea. They were from London, but they rented Myth Cottage at East Mersea and perhaps other cottages. Many of the family stayed in Mersea for long periods. The children were adventurous and the ...
Source Mersea Museum

390

Article

A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
ID PH01_DAL
Title A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
Abstract A FARMWORKER IN FINGRINGHOE IN 1944 by Daphne Allen Having left school aged 16, all I wanted to do was work on a farm, and my parents - I was the youngest of four girls - always encouraged us to do what we wanted to. So I started work at Fingringhoe Hall. Col. and Mrs. Furneaux lived at the ...
Author Daphne Allen
Source Mersea Museum

391

Article

Women's Institute Halls
ID ML2019_008_022
Title Women's Institute Halls
Abstract Two Ladies recently called in to the Museum asking what we had on the early days of West Mersea Women's Institute. Something they said was of special interest to me as they believed the present headquarters in Kingsland Road was put up by the army in 1939. I knew it wasn't put up until after the War ...
Author Ron Green
Keywords rudduck
Published August 2019
Source Mersea Museum

392

Article

The Dad's Army of Mersea
ID CNS_005_025
Title The Dad's Army of Mersea
Abstract Peter Tucker of Norfolk Avenue was a member of the Home Guard prior to his service in the RAF in 1942 at the tender age of 17. He tells the story of his time there. May I as a former member of the LOCAL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS, L.D.V. to give them their correct title, and later the Home Guard, ...
Author Peter Tucker
Published June 2006
Source Mersea Museum

393

Article

The Foresters of Mersea and Peldon
ID PH01_AOF
Title The Foresters of Mersea and Peldon
Abstract Ancient Order of Foresters: Court 5105 According to A History of Court Sailors' Home, West Mersea 1867 -1967 by Sybil Brand , The 'Court Sailors' Home', West Mersea, was founded on 4th September 1867 and its first ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 18 June 2019
Source Mersea Museum

394

Article

Mark Hyam 1889 - 1990
ID IYS_031
Title Mark Hyam 1889 - 1990
Abstract Mark Hyam was son of Samuel Hyam (1839 - 1916) who started a grocery business in Peldon. The shop was later run by Mark's half-brother Clem. Mark was born in Peldon 25 May 1889 to parents Samuel and Eliza. Eliza was Samuel's second wife. In 1891 the family were living in The Shop in Peldon ...
Source Mersea Museum

395

Article

The Fenns of Lower Road
ID PH01_FEN
Title The Fenns of Lower Road
Abstract If you looked west to east along the left hand side of Lower Road 100 years ago, the buildings then standing would have been Spring Cottage, (nursery and Post Office), the Methodist Chapel next door then an open field until The Plough Inn. Part of the field became known as 'Garden Field' and was ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

396

Article

The Clifford White & Co Empire
ID ML2019_006_022
Title The Clifford White & Co Empire
Abstract Memory Lane The Clifford White & Co Empire In the May issue I mentioned Samuel White's son Clifford Manning White who was a prominent businessman on Mersea Island. He started his building business early in the 20th century and in the 1911 census for West Mersea he is listed as a Builder and ...
Author Ron Green
Published June 2019
Source Mersea Museum

397

Article

Percy William Mortlock
ID IYS_009
Title Percy William Mortlock
Abstract MORTLOCK, PERCY WILLIAM Rank: Private Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd battalion, 24th Brigade, 8th Division Age 16 Date of death 14 March 1915 Service No. 12628 Percy was the son of Mr George & Mrs ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

398

Article

Arthur George Whiting
ID IYS_169
Title Arthur George Whiting
Abstract WHITING, ARTHUR GEORGE Rank: Private Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment 1st/8th Battalion. 144th Brigade, 48th Division. Age 19 Date of death 17 ...
Author Ted Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

399

Article

Alfred George Baldwin
ID IYS_185
Title Alfred George Baldwin
Abstract BALDWIN, ALFRED GEORGE Rank: Private Regiment: Duke of Wellington's 9th battalion (West Riding Regiment) Age 19 Date of death 24 March 1918 ...
Source Mersea Museum / Edwin Sparrow

400

Article

Essex during The French Wars: The Fear of Invasion
ID PH01_NAP
Title Essex during The French Wars: The Fear of Invasion
Abstract We may think that the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars impinged very little on the lives of Peldon villagers living in such a tiny rural community at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. However, the wars were to impact lives all along the East Coast, most ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2019
Source Mersea Museum
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