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151

Article

Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
ID MARG_127_021
Title Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
Abstract Thomas Frere and his Family's Connection to the British Slave Trade

East Anglia has been the home of the Frere dynasty from early times and it is considered that they are descended from the Normans. Henry le Frere of Suffolk is the first known recording of the Frere name in England in 1212 ...

Author Trevor Hearn
Keywords pete hall
Source Mersea Museum

152

Article

Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
ID MIS_1982_A02
Title Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
Abstract The text for this article was written by Joyce Gethen for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 1982. The photographs have been added, some of them from Joyce's collection at Mersea Museum.
Joy Gethen came to Mersea about 1906 at the age of 4 ...

Author M.J. Gethen
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum

153

Article

Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
ID PH01_FLU
Title Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
Abstract The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 caused more worldwide deaths than any pandemic before or since. In Britain 25 % of the population was infected and 228,000 died. Globally it killed five times more than WW1. The total number of fatalities is given as 50 million - some think that is a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

154

Article

West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM
Title West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract The West Mersea War Memorial was dedicated 22 September 1917. A newspaper report at the time describes the scene:

A memorial cross, in honour of Mersea Islanders who have given their lives for their country during the great war, was unveiled on Saturday by Mrs Horace Egerton Green, by ...
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

155

Article

Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM_1990
Title Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract On 22 September 1917, West Mersea had made and erected its War Memorial, which was dedicated on that day. The stem or the centre post carried the names of Mersea dead. As the death toll in that war rose, the memorial had to be extended into the more familiar shape at the base that we all know, ...
Author Ron Baldwin
Published September 1990
Source Mersea Museum

156

Article

History of Sleyes, Peldon
ID PH01_SLY
Title History of Sleyes, Peldon
Abstract

Sleyes
A Grade II listed building in Peldon, Essex

PELDON CHURCH ROAD 1. 5214 Sleyes TL 91 NE 17/26 II 2.
Mid C18, timber framed house ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

157

Article

Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
ID PH01_ARV
Title Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
Abstract ABBERTON RESERVOIR - what was there before?

Abberton Reservoir was constructed between 1936 and 1939 on the course of the Layer Brook. The valley between the four hills on which Peldon, Abberton, Layer and Great Wigborough Churches stand was predominantly farmland and few homes were ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

158

Article

Peldon in the Domesday Book
ID PH01_DMS
Title Peldon in the Domesday Book
Abstract Peldon in the Domesday Book

Twenty years after the invasion of England by the Normans, William the Conqueror called together his councillors to order a survey of the country, now known as The Domesday Book. This meeting in Gloucester at Christmas 1085 was reported in the Anglo-Saxon ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

159

Article

Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
ID PH01_SEQ
Title Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
Abstract Sequestration of The Reverend John Cornelius, Peldon's Rector, During the Civil War in 1643

[ Sequestration - the removal from his rectory and living and his goods confiscated ]

Political and religious conflicts between the supporters of King Charles I and Parliamentarians led ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

160

Article

Peldon and Henry VIII
ID PH01_HRY
Title Peldon and Henry VIII
Abstract Henry VIII and Peldon

In 1544 there is an entry in 'Acts not in the Parliamentary Roll' in which the preamble states that King Henry VIII 'this winter last past hath had divers and many of his ships royal lying and remaining in his haven and water called Colne in the county of Essex ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

161

Article

The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
ID PH01_BEL
Title The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
Abstract The tower of St Mary's Church, Peldon, houses two bells. Repaired and adapted they are both now stationary bells. The original one, the larger bell, was cast in bronze in 1613 by Miles Graye of Colchester. It is engraved 'Miles Graye made me in 1613', and weighs over 8cwt.

The Miles Gr ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

162

Article

Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
ID PH01_BND
Title Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
Abstract BARNARD'S COTTAGES

The name 'Barnards Cottages' appears in the 1911 census for Peldon and in the 1939 register. It also appears regularly as the address of former villagers in the Parish burials register. It would ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

163

Article

The Telephone on Mersea
ID MMH_TEL
Title The Telephone on Mersea
Abstract By 1890, West Mersea was connected to the outside world by telegraph. Kelly's 1890 Directory tells us that West Mersea had a money order and telegraph office. Messages would be transmitted to the island in Morse Code, written out in the office, and taken to the recipient by a boy on a bicycle. ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

164

Article

St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
ID MMH_LWG
Title St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
Abstract THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS, LITTLE WIGBOROUGH

Little Wigborough is a small village overlooking the salt marshes and the estuary of the Blackwater River, 8 miles south of Colchester between Peldon and Great Wigborough. Being so close to the sea, it is appropriately dedicated to St. ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

165

Article

Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
ID MARG_313_011
Title Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
Abstract Manorial Customs in West Mersea, etc. - The tenants' destruction of the ancient records of the manor. -

In further reference to the customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe, and Pete hall manors printed in Transactions, vol. xiii., pt. 2 [ See ...

Author W. Gurney Benham
Source Mersea Museum

166

Article

Memory Lane - Another War
ID ML2020_004_014
Title Memory Lane - Another War
Abstract It seems we are at War. With the present Coronavirus pandemic some firms are being asked to diversify and to produce ventilators for our hospitals. Looking back to World War 2, some local firms were contracted to do something similar. Builders Clifford White & Co were making wooden oars and paddles, ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

167

Article

Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
ID WWK_DAB
Title Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
Abstract Memorial Profiles for East and West Mersea

DEREK ANTHONY BALLS
L/Cpl. Service No. 22530139
Gloucestershire Regiment

Born 18 May 1927
Died 23 April 1951
Commemorated East Mersea War Memorial, West Mersea War Memorial, United Nations Memorial Wall, Tanggok, ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

168

Article

Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
ID MARG_207_011
Title Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
Abstract The Will of Abraham Fokes [ Foakes ] 14 November1597 transcribed from Essex Record Office D/ABW 15/49

Transcriber Elaine Barker January 2020

Foakes Abraham [Rgr, probably an abbreviation of 'Registered']
1.   In the name of god Amen the xxiiijth day of Novembre in the ...

Published 24 November 1597
Source Mersea Museum

169

Article

Charles Herbert Albert Warner - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID OOD_207
Title Charles Herbert Albert Warner - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Salcott and Wigborough

CHARLES HERBERT ALBERT WARNER
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Service No. 1801861
101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 3 September 1943 age 20.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Grave 15 ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords salcot
Source Mersea Museum

170

Article

Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 2
ID PH01_IVX
Title Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 2
Abstract IVOR WALKLETT - PART 2

Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella
Peldon History Project

...

Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

171

Article

Magic Lantern Shows in Peldon
ID PH01_MAG
Title Magic Lantern Shows in Peldon
Abstract The Magic lantern was the earliest form of slide projector and was invented in the 1600s. It used a light source, a lens, glass slides, and a screen often made from a sheet of cotton or calico. A variety of light sources were used, from candles and kerosene lamps to limelight and electricity. It ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

172

Article

Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
ID GSS_102
Title Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
Abstract Appendix II

"Dad came to visit us on our farm at a place called Woolooga in the 1968, as at this time he was retired. He had visited a place called Noosa he liked the climate, he said he had had enough of the cold and loved the beaches ...

Author Jan Davey
Keywords sanders
Source Mersea Museum

173

Article

Peter Heard
ID OOD_029
Title Peter Heard
Abstract PETER HEARD
Leading Seaman Service No. LT/JX225030
Royal Naval Patrol Service HM Trawler HORATIO

Died 7 January 1943 age 36
Commemorated on Roll of Honour St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Lowestoft Naval Memorial

Source Mersea Museum

174

Article

Raymond William King of Tollesbury
ID OOD_011
Title Raymond William King of Tollesbury
Abstract RAYMOND WILLIAM KING
Seaman steward Service No. LT/JX185800
Royal Naval Patrol Service HM Yacht ESSEX MAID

Age 25
Died 2 December 1940
Raymond was wounded and died in Chatham Naval Hospital. He was buried Springfield Holy Trinity Churchyard, ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

175

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

176

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

177

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

178

Article

Will of Joan Thornback of West Mersey 1637
ID MARG_108_011
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 ...

Published 4 October 1637
Source Mersea Museum

179

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, ...
Source Mersea Museum

180

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

181

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

182

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 ...

Source Mersea Museum

183

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

184

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

185

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

186

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 ou ...

Published 1046
Source Mersea Museum

187

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 iglan ...

Author Sue Howlett
Source Mersea Museum

188

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 ...

Author Geoff Gonella
Published December 2019
Source Mersea Museum

189

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 ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

190

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

191

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 ...

Source Mersea Museum

192

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 ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

193

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

194

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 ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

195

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 ...

Author Unknown
Source Mersea Museum

196

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 ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

197

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 ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

198

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 ...

Source Mersea Museum

199

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. ...

Published November 2019
Source Mersea Museum

200

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 ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum
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