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

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251

Article

Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
ID MIS_1995_A28
Title Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
Abstract This article was written in 1995 by Mary Jardine née French for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Yes, I remember, even if it was 50 years ago! In June 1944 I was teaching in Southall in Middlesex when the first V1's began to fly over London. We called them "buzz-bombs" and, later, ...
Source Mersea Museum

252

Article

Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
ID MIS_1995_A29
Title Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
Abstract In 1995 Dr Alison Bush talked to Mary 'Joy' Gethen, mainly about Mersea during WW2, and wrote this article for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Mary was 93 at the time. Mary Gethen was born in Canada, but came to Colchester when she was three years old , on a visit with her parents. Her ...
Author Alison Bush
Source Mersea Museum

253

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

254

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

255

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

256

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 whose ...
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

257

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

258

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 with red brick facade, and red plain tile hipped roof. ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

259

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 affected. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

260

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 Chronicle ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

261

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 to the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

262

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 which ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

263

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 Graye ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

264

Article

Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
ID PH01_BND
Title Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
Abstract BARNARD'S COTTAGES The name 'Barnard's 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. The pictures above and below ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

265

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

266

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. Nicholas, the ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

267

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

268

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

269

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, Pusan, Korea
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

270

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 Fortithe yere of ...
Published 24 November 1597
Source Mersea Museum

271

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 G.12. Commemorated on WW2 ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords salcot
Source Mersea Museum

272

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

273

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

274

Article

Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
ID GSS_102
Title Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
Abstract Appendix II
Author Jan Davey
Keywords sanders
Source Mersea Museum

275

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

276

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, Chelmsford. Commemorated on the Roll of ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

277

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

278

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

279

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

280

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

281

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 Joan Thornbacke ...
Published 4 October 1637
Source Mersea Museum

282

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

283

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

284

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

285

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

286

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

287

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

288

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

289

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

290

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

291

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

292

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

293

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

294

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

295

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

296

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

297

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

298

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

299

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

300

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
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