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801 Also: Ada Nunn, 18, general servant domestic DRURY, Eliza Agnes (I890)
 
802 Also: Albert B xx, boarder, 60, farmer HEARD, Mary A (I103)
 
803 Also: Ann Brown, serv, age 16, general servant BECKETT, Charles (I513)
 
804 Also: Annie Canham, age 20, assistant infant school mistress KEMPTON, Elizabeth (I166)
 
805 Also: Bertie Scott, boarder, 22, railway ticket collector READ, John Thomas (I1820)
 
806 Also: Charles Day, boarder, age 34, shipwright; John Edmunds, boarder, 40, shipwright STADEN, Adelaide (I1894)
 
807 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I799)
 
808 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I180)
 
809 Also: Ellen (Layton) Lowton and her two children LAYTON, Sarah (I506)
 
810 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I79)
 
811 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I745)
 
812 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I799)
 
813 Also: Jane Radford, widow, 66, mother RADFORD, Elizabeth (I2113)
 
814 Also: Julie Ogden, domestic servant, age 18 STADEN, William Arthur (I896)
 
815 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I180)
 
816 Also: Mary Allpress, servant SMITH, Joseph (I2721)
 
817 Also: Mary xxx, servant SMITH, Joseph (I2721)
 
818 Also: Nellie Cheeseman, age 14, friend CULPIN, Frederick (I2720)
 
819 Also: Polly Grotton, age 36, sister in law & William Grotton, 3, nephew PATES, Frederick (I361)
 
820 Also: Sigismund Cohen, lodger, age 23, traveller in jewellery, born in Poland KEMPTON, Edward Martin (I342)
 
821 Also: William & Sarah Shaw, 48 & 49, and their son William A Shaw, aged 29 BECKETT, Florence Georgina (I159)
 
822 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I79)
 
823 also:JQ1908, NW, 3b 1217 to Emily Pamby? Family F2015
 
824 although 1911 census states born Sheffield EDESON, Hannah (I5023)
 
825 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I1607)
 
826 Amy Ellen Culpin, dau of Jane Culpin CULPIN, Amy Ellen (I13028)
 
827 Ancestry shows children: Gerrard b. 25 dec 1763; Peter Gerard b 8 Mar 1779, chr 26 Feb 1789, Shoredtich; plus John, William, Mary, Ann, Judith, Charles, Samuel - all without dates YETTON, Gerrard (I1978)
 
828 and enumerator KEMPTON, John Blyth (I178)
 
829 Ann Graves, of this parish, age 67 Ann (I856)
 
830 Ann Noriss, of William Murfitt (reputed) and Mary Noriss. NORRIS, Ann (I8125)
 
831 Ann remembers visiting Hannah's sister Aunt Lizzie & Uncle Paul in Eastwood, Notts; also an Aunt Lucy as sister of Hannah SHOOTER, Hannah (I20)
 
832 Annie Culpin and Frank William Culpin; husband's petition; co-respondent 1: Jack Ennis; co-respondent 2: Charles Denman. Family F870
 
833 another GROD: George William Coucher, DQ1886, Wandsworth, 1d 367, age 14 COUCHER, George William (I253)
 
834 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I12688)
 
835 Appears to be living with his wife Emma, age 55, born London, and daughters Elizabeth, 21, dressmaker, born Ely, and Charlotte, age 17, scholar, born Cambridge, SEARLE, Charles (I474)
 
836 appears to be Mrs Furby COWCHER, Ann (I214)
 
837 Appears to have remarried to "Sarah", umbrella maker, age 39, born Basildon; one further child "Emily", age 1 SMITH, Charles Henry (I1384)
 
838 applied for a US passport to travel from Boston on SS Albania GREENALL, Frederick Isaac (I306)
 
839 applied for a US passport to travel from New York GREENALL, Frederick Isaac (I306)
 
840 Are you Margaret Wellesley? Margaret (I2315)
 
841 arrived London from Montreal on ALAUNIA, going to 2 Winds Road, Harrow, age 30, teacher COUCHER, Dorothy Grace (I696)
 
842 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I61)
 
843 arrived Sydney, from Adelaide. Vessel "of Sydney". William Cowcher, steward, age 26 COWCHER, William Henry (I1693)
 
844 arrived Sydney, from Akyab. Vessel "of Sydney". William Cowcher, AB, age 29, from Abingdon COWCHER, William Henry (I1693)
 
845 arrived Sydney, fromLondon. Vessel "of Sydney". William Cowcher, AB, age 28. COWCHER, William Henry (I1693)
 
846 Arthur Staden, 48 Chester Avenue, Toronto; b Buxton, Derbys; NOK Mary Staden, wife; b 6 May 1890; vulcanizer; age 25yrs 7mths. STADEN, Arthur (I272)
 
847 Article contains details of a Conservative meeting at Warfield held in a large barn at Faircloth's Farm, kindly lent by Mr Charles Cocks. William and Charles Cocks were both present. COCKS, William (I10)
 
848 Article contains details of a Conservative meeting at Warfield held in a large barn at Faircloth's Farm, kindly lent by Mr Charles Cocks. William and Charles Cocks were both present. COCKS, Charles Cooper (I12)
 
849 as reported in:- The Times, Feb 02, 1871; pg 9, Col. C

COURT OF PROBATE & DIVORCE

Staden v Staden & Hermann

Mr Inderwick appeared for the petitioner. The parties were married in 1851, at Gibraltar, and the respondent had been guilty of adultery. The petitioner is a sergeant-major in a militia regiment.

Decree nisi. 
Family F690
 
850 at 1 Berry Green, Stretham WESLEY, Harry Cyril (I6155)
 
851 At a petty session holden at the Sessions house, Spalding, before the Rev. Wm Moore, DD, chairman, and Maurice Johnson, Esq., Richard Culpin, sen, of Spalding, yeoman, was summoned for an assault committed by him on Abigail the wilfe of George Pulford. The case was adjourned to the next petty session for the production of a witness on behalf of the defendant. CULPIN, Richard (I2850)
 
852 at Bulls Dairy MURFITT, George (I2917)
 
853 At least by the 1930s, Frederick Oliver Sennitt (not recorded on the gravestone) had a fishmongery and poultry shop at 2 (or 3) Peas Hill, which became a Mac Fisheries in the 1960s. In 1911, Frederick was living at Westhurst, Milton Road, with his wife Anna Mary (née Legge, of Ely). They were married in 1899, and by 1911 had had four children, three of whom had survived: Kathleen Pearl (8), Stewart Orland (4), and Freda Mary (3) (none of whose deaths are recorded on the gravestone).

The Covent Garden slaughterhouse (with the sign 'F & O Sennitt' over its entrance, and cobbled yard with animal stalls) continued until after 1940, probably until R J Slingsby took over the site as a builder's yard in about 1948. Older residents still remember bullocks being herded for slaughter from Mill Road, their hooves 'slipping and sliding' on the tarmac. 
SENNITT, Frederick Oliver (I594)
 
854 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I2710)
 
855 At the Battle of Jutland on May 31, 1916, Arbuthnot took Defence and her sister ships HMS Warrior and Black Prince to attack the light cruiser SMS Wiesbaden, which lay dead in the water between the opposing fleets. Brought under concentrated fire from Rear Admiral Paul Behncke's Third Battle Squadron, Defence sank with the loss of all her 893 crew at 1815. CULPIN, George Barnett (I2295)
 
856 ATTESTATION PAPERS
Millice Charles Culpin; 1st Royal Dragoons; joined Cambridge 20 September 1884; S/N 2516
Age 19yrs 7mths; 5ft 5ins; shoeing smith; belongs 1st Cambs -Rifle Volunteers, for 2yrs
Served: 5 Dec 1884 - ??; 26 Feb 1885 - Belfast; 29 May 1885 - Dundalk; 26 May 1886 - Aldershot; 9 Nov 1888 - Woolwich; ; 8 Feb 1889 - Transferred to Ordnance Store Corps24 Jun 1889 - Wimbledon; 27 Jul 1889 - Woolwich; 30 Jul 1889 - Aldershot; 10 Dec 1889 - Transferred to Army Reserve. Disharged Private 14 Sep 1896, Termination of First Period of Engagment
Education: Fourth class;
NOK: Father - Millice Charles Culpin (sic), Mother - Naomi Culpin, Cromwell Place, St Ives. 
CULPIN, Millice Charles (I216)
 
857 b. 1825, fourth son of Hinton Spalding MD FRCA, Custos Rotulorum of St Andrews, Jamaica, Commissioner of Stamps for Jamaica, died at Nether Arthurlie, the home of his uncle Henry Dunlop, 29 August 1861. SPALDING, Charles Anthony (I1645)
 
858 B20, age 35 CARTER, Sarah (I404)
 
859 B20, age 45 STADEN, Eleanor (I407)
 
860 B553, age 3 ROBB, Jessie (I442)
 
861 B556 CULPIN, Tom (I219)
 
862 B556 FORDHAM, Naomi (I104)
 
863 B556 CULPIN, Millice Campbell (I103)
 
864 B680, age 68 CULPIN, Elizabeth Goodyer (I558)
 
865 B680, age 93 BERRIDGE, Ellen (I640)
 
866 B741, age 55 CULPIN, Ellen Mary (I641)
 
867 B799, age 46 STADEN, George (I171)
 
868 B800 CARTER, Fanny (I487)
 
869 B800, age 85 STADEN, George (I403)
 
870 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I12666)
 
871 Banns read 15, 22 & 29 August Family F1714
 
872 Banns read 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov Family F1713
 
873 Banns read at Stretham 8 Nov 1874 Family F123
 
874 Banns read: 15th, 22nd & 29th July 1900 Family F693
 
875 Banns recorded on 18 November 1822; Family F1469
 
876 Banns: Ernest Arthur Yetton, bac, 23 Robinson Road AND Matilda Sarah Anne Piercy, sp, same address. Family F448
 
877 baptism register states "illegitimate" COWCHER, Edward (I820)
 
878 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I3541)
 
879 Baptist Churchyard: B28; Erected in affectionate remembrance of John Culpin who died Nov'r 3rd 18(47?) aged 58 years. Also of Anna, widow of the above, who died August 14 1886 in the 90th year of her age Also Elizabeth, daughter of John & Anna Culpin, who died March 24 18(35?) aged 11 years. Also Mary, their daughter, who died in her infancy. CULPIN, Elizabeth (I2953)
 
880 Baptist Churchyard: B28; Erected in affectionate remembrance of John Culpin who died Nov'r 3rd 18(47?) aged 58 years. Also of Anna, widow of the above, who died August 14 1886 in the 90th year of her age Also Elizabeth, daughter of John & Anna Culpin, who died March 24 18(35?) aged 11 years. Also Mary, their daughter, who died in her infancy. GOODLIFFE, Anne (I2817)
 
881 Baptist Churchyard: B28; Erected in affectionate remembrance of John Culpin who died Nov'r 3rd 18(47?) aged 58 years. Also of Anna, widow of the above, who died August 14 1886 in the 90th year of her age Also Elizabeth, daughter of John & Anna Culpin, who died March 24 18(35?) aged 11 years. Also Mary, their daughter, who died in her infancy. CULPIN, John (I2908)
 
882 Baptist Churchyard: B28; Erected in affectionate remembrance of John Culpin who died Nov'r 3rd 18(47?) aged 58 years. Also of Anna, widow of the above, who died August 14 1886 in the 90th year of her age Also Elizabeth, daughter of John & Anna Culpin, who died March 24 18(35?) aged 11 years. Also Mary, their daughter, who died in her infancy. CULPIN, Mary (I3)
 
883 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I1714)
 
884 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I1703)
 
885 Batch:C040805 STADEN, Frances Mary Ann (I63)
 
886 BB227 CULPIN, Charles (I223)
 
887 BB228, age 16 CULPIN, Margaret Jane (I230)
 
888 BB228, age 31 CULPIN, Charles O'Connell (I225)
 
889 BB229, age 86 WATTS, Catherine (I782)
 
890 BB314 WHATFORD, Sarah (I224)
 
891 BB333, age 71 GOODYER, Mary Ann (I557)
 
892 BB333, age 82 CULPIN, Richard (I525)
 
893 BB385, age 16 CULPIN, Mary Ann (I556)
 
894 BB386, age 11 mths CULPIN, Charles Joseph (I229)
 
895 BB552 CULPIN, Sophia (I215)
 
896 became a plasterer according to Gloucs Extracted Parish Records in 1761 COWCHER, William (I1334)
 
897 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F2819
 
898 Birth Certificate details: 16th January 1854, Higham Place, Walthamstow, Helena, girl, father: John Culpin, mother: Maria Culpin, formerly Wheatley, father's occupation: labourer, informant: Maria Wheatley, mother, Higham Place, Walthamstow, 20th February 1854.
Certificate from Sandra Singleton. 
CULPIN, Helena (I5222)
 
899 birth date approximated from age at death; surname of Hatch comes from IGI beta site which gives her son's parents as John Bent and Martha Hatch; there is a christening of Martha Hatch on 4 Nov 1781 at Brantham, Suffolk, dau of John & Martha HATCH, Martha (I176)
 
900 birth date found on FMP: Yorks, BTs (actually parish registers) CULPIN, Israel (I3724)
 
901 Birth registered as Frederick. IGI shows additional names of "William Alfred" DEBNEY, Frederick William Alfred (I1315)
 
902 Birth: Jan. 12, 1891, Halifax, Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England; Death: Nov. 1, 1918, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.

British Home Child Albert Lucas Worsnop was the son of Mary Ann 'Polly' Culpin and Albert Worsnop. The couple had one other child, a daughter named Josephine Ledy Worsnop. Albert left the family and Polly ran a Boarding House with her two children until Albert Lucas was surrendered to Fagans Homes at the age of 11 as 'uncontrollable' and then sent to Canada at 15 years of age an indentured servant and farm labourer. He traveled aboard the 'Empress of Britain' in 1906.

Albert Lucas enlisted on 31 Jan 1916 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He served with the 128th Battalion, Service Number 252230. He was Discharged as Medically Unfit on 20 Oct 1916 and died of Influenza on 1 Nov 1918.

Credit for uncovered the story of Albert Lucas Worsnop is attributed to Peter Carter in various internet posts.

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada; Plot: Veterans Plot 
WORSNOP, Albert Lucas (I4710)
 
903 Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 17, 1916

1916-06-19; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"SERGISON - June 17, 1916, JAMES, beloved husband of Sarah Sergison. Relatives and friends, also employees of Provident Life and Trust Co., are invited to attend funeral services, Tuesday, at 10 A. M., at his late residence, 17178 S. 17th st. Interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening. Automobile funeral.

Burial:
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
SERGISON, James (I2542)
 
904 Birthplace in 1921 census given as Africa FORDHAM, George (I6993)
 
905 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1583)
 
906 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1581)
 
907 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I639)
 
908 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1641)
 
909 BLOW, Luke Sydney Jellings
Date of birth: 06/03/1878 (London, England)
Date of death: 01/06/1961 (Lugano, Switzerland)
Nationalities: British
Activities: Scriptwriter (6)
Biography: Born Luke Sydney Jellings Blow. Married to actress Hilda Trevelyan.
From: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/ 
BLOW, Luke Sydney Jellings (I7015)
 
910 Boat: Alfred; Rank: Mate; Age: 50; River Trade; drowned in the dock STADEN, Henry Walter (I1893)
 
911 boatwright MARKHAM, John (I893)
 
912 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I12686)
 
913 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I1560)
 
914 Born 1790; an MD in Kingston, Jamaica; died in Bremen, Germany, on 2 June 1853. SPALDING, Hinton (I1641)
 
915 Born 340 St John Street N, Hamilton, father Matthew, presser, mother Charlotte. Parents married Sept 1903, Hamilton BIGLEY, Gordon Arthur (I8931)
 
916 born at '12hrs noon' DUNLOP, Charles Edward (I27)
 
917 born at 11.50pm, daughter of John Rea, dock labourer, and Martha Rea, ms Rennick REA, Margaret Rennick (I8035)
 
918 born at 11pm, son of John Rea, dock labourer, and Martha Rea, ms Rennick REA, Thomas Rennick (I8036)
 
919 born at 3.15pm, daughter of John Rea, dock labourer, and Martha Rea, ms Rennick REA, Martha (I8033)
 
920 Born at 37 Gold Street, Cambridge, 18mths before marriage of Kate & Alfred. Birth certificate gives his name as Herbert Staden DERBY. No proof that Alfred was his father. STADEN, Herbert Derby (I1052)
 
921 born at 3h 30m DUNLOP, Muriel Ouless Sinclair (I33)
 
922 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8034)
 
923 born at 8.15pm, daughter of John Rea, dock labourer, and Martha Rea, ms Rennick REA, Catherine Hegan (I8032)
 
924 born Canada September 1866, single, parents both born Scotland, partner to head (business?) DUNLOP, James Ellis (I42)
 
925 born England, arrived Canada 1903, Church of England, can read and write. WRIGHT, Allan Samuel (I8907)
 
926 born England, arrived Canada 1906, Church of England, can read and write. PATES, Minnie (I966)
 
927 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8932)
 
928 both "of this parish", by Banns Family F1473
 
929 both "of this parish", by Banns Family F391
 
930 both "of this parish", by Banns Family F312
 
931 both "of this parish", by Banns Family F297
 
932 Both George & Mary are widowed Family F252
 
933 both Isaac & Maria were members of the Salvation Army Family F1916
 
934 both were members of the Salvation Army Family F1924
 
935 both were minors Family F19
 
936 Both widowed. Family F2520
 
937 Brian Arnold Lt C Rankilor, age 78; died 9 Feb 1988; published 12 Feb 1988; spouse Ivy Coates Rankilor RANKILOR, Brian Arnold (I5582)
 
938 British Journal of Industrial Medicine
October 1952 issue

PROFESSOR MILLAIS CULPIN

Professor Millais Culpin died on September 25, 1952, at the age of 78.

He entered the field of industrial medicine rather by accident than by design. He was the son of a doctor in general practice in Stoke Newington, and was educated at the Grocers' Company School where, in addition to scholastic success, he acquired a life-long interest in entomology. For health reasons his father gave up his practice in London to set up in Brisbane. Millais tried his hand at various ways of earning a living, including an ineffective attempt at gold-mining, and eventually settled as a teacher in Cape York Peninsula for four happy years. He returned to London and qualified in 1902; he then went back to Australia, afterwards setting up in practice in Shanghai.

He married and returned in 1913 returned to England in the hope of having a practice in the south of England, but the 1924-18 war broke out and instead he served in France in the RAMC. His experience as a surgeon turned his attention to the problems of psychoneurosis and as soon as possible he returned to England to study "shell-shock". He was appointed lecturer on psychoneurosis at the London Hospital and settled down as a psychotherapist.

When two investigations of the Industrial Health Research Board produced experimental evidence that telegraphists' cramp was not primarily an organic muscular disease, Dr Culpin was appointed to study the condition and was able to show that it conformed to the group of disabilities known as psychoneuroses. This brought him into the field of industrial medicine and his appointment at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gave him further opportunities. After the investigation into cramp he studied the problem of miners' systagmus, the loss of time in industry due to preventable sickness, the incidence of psychoneurotic disabilities and the experimental conditions associated with their development.

He retired from research work in 1939 but continued some clinical work until his death.

May Smith 
CULPIN, Millais (I724)
 
939 Brother of Emma, wife of Joseph Flavell LEACH, Charles (I1810)
 
940 brother of Sarah King who married William Blyth Kempton KING, Henry (I587)
 
941 brother of Walter SYMONDS, George (I4567)
 
942 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I1571)
 
943 BT of Benjamin baptism: Francis = "a poor man" LANGFORD, Francis (I285)
 
944 BT=16 May Family F206
 
945 buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, New Hampshire FOLLAND, Mary Ursula (I9128)
 
946 Burke's Peerage has 10 Jul DUNLOP, John Rankin (I8)
 
947 by Banns Family F1393
 
948 By banns, withnessed by William Louten Family F289
 
949 by licence Family F295
 
950 by licence Family F76
 
951 by licence Family F43
 
952 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F137
 
953 By licence. William innholder  Family F131
 
954 by licence; he is listed as Henry Porter the Younger Family F667
 
955 C 37, age 65 CULPIN, Charles (I522)
 
956 C W Cowcher, 1 male, 2 females COWCHER, Charles W (I1695)
 
957 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I2)
 
958 Cambridgeshire County Archives
Coroner for the Isle of Ely, Southern Division; Draft Inquisition on Mary Kempton, 1844; Ref: ES/Co/P250
Repository: CRO Cambridge

That the said Mary Kempton being aged & infirm on the eighth day of January in the year aforesd was in the dwelling house relict [?] Cast. K. in the parish of the Holy Trinity in Ely aforesd when it so happened that the clothes which the sd Mary Kempton then there had on her body accidentally xxx [carnally - it looks like] & by misfortune took fire by reason whereof & from the smoke & flame arising thereupon the said Mary Kempton was then there suffocated and burnt of which said suffocation & burning she the said Mary Kempton then and there died And so the Jurors aforesd upon their Oath aforesd do say that the sd Mary Kempton in manner & by the means aforesd accident [?] & by misfortune came to her death & not otherwise.

Transcribed 4 April 2007 
LAWRENCE, Mary (I442)
 
959 can read and write; Methodist GOLDS, Sarah Jane (I8917)
 
960 Canada, Ocean Arrivals form: 30 April 1921 on Minnedosa; Ada White, 30, born Birkenhead, Church of England, to settle in Canada, $25.00 on her, can read and write, paid own passage, to permanently reside in Canada, destined to Montreal to sister in law Mrs Brown, 1606 St Catherine East, UK relative Mrs Anyon (mother), 25 Woodford Road, New Ferry. 1) mentally defective: No; 2) Had TB: No; 3) physically defective: No; 4) Anarchist: No. ANYON, Ada (I2395)
 
961 Cancer of the uterus HUMPHREY, Eliza Ann (I393)
 
962 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F217
 
963 Canvey Resident's Strange Death
William Yetton 1865-1919
By Janet Penn

William Yetton's story starts when he was born in Bethnal Green in 1865. His family had run the Rising Sun Public House in Globe Road since the turn of the century and William took his turn as the last Yetton to be the Licenced Victualler of the Pub. He can be found in the 1911 census living there with his wife, Ada Eliza, and their seven children. He retired about 1913 and it was about this time that he became estranged from his family. William came to stay in their holiday property, Union Jack Caravan, on Canvey Island and his family moved to Forest Gate. According to his grandson, Tony Yetton, it was not known why the family were estranged or indeed why he came to commit suicide, these were family secrets that Tony has never been able to fully understand. The inquest into William's suicide was published in the Southend Standard in April 1919 and it is from this that Tony has managed to piece together some of the story. From the article we can not only see the events of William's death and possible causes of his actions but small insights into life on Canvey at the time.

'The Deputy Coroner Mr H. J. Jefferies held an inquest on Monday at the Old Red Cow Inn, Canvey Island, relative to the death of William Yetton, a retired licenced victualler, of the Union Jack Caravan, Leigh Beck, Canvey, who was found dead in a chair, with a gun close to his face, in an adjoining bath room on Thursday morning.'

Several witnesses were called including his son William Joseph Yetton of 72 Cramner Road, Forest Gate, who gave evidence of identification and stated he was an accountant. He said his father was 57 years of age and was not living with his wife and had lived on the Island on and off, for over fourteen years. It was also learnt from his son that William had suffered from cancer and was operated on two years prior to his death and was told some ten years before his death that it was incurable. No record was made as to what kind of cancer he was suffering from. William Junior did say that his father was becoming 'very erratic in behaviour and speech. He had more than once heard him say he would commit suicide, and had even described the way in which he would do it, saying he should shoot himself'.

One interesting part of the dialogue told of the scheme that William was about to embark upon 'to run a service of motor boats and motor cars' but this was a large undertaking and William jnr thought it had been a cause of worry to his father being 'more than one man could undertake'. William jnr also went on to say his father 'would not accept any help or interference from relatives, and was of a stubborn character'.

Apparently William next to his caravan 'had good Turkish and Russian baths' and it was here that his body was to be found by an employee, James Kiley, of 76 Carlisle Street, Edgware Road, London. James Kiley who was the next witness, was 16 years old and helped on the farm looking after the pigs, poultry, etc. On the evening of Wednesday 26th March he went to bed before 10. He slept in the caravan and William Yetton had a room in the front but James did not see him that evening. James stated at the inquest that:

* 'He heard nothing of deceased during the night, and got up at 5.55am and made a fire. He saw deceased's overcoat and knew he had been in and concluded he had fed the pigs. He also saw that some of the poultry had been fed during the night he heard no reports of any gun. Mr Nuttall came in the morning and talked to him and just before Mr Percy Cock came at 6a.m he noticed that deceased's gun had gone from its chain in the roof of the caravan he also missed some cartridges, he told Mr Cook that deceased had been home and gone out with his gun, and Mr. Nuttall said he was perhaps out shooting. Later he heard that Mr Yetton had been found dead in the bathroom. Deceased did not appear to him to be erratic and he saw no reason to suppose he was going to shoot himself'.

The next witness was Percy John Cock of Kent View, Canvey Island, motor car driver was the person who found William Yetton and he described to the inquest his involvement in the discovery:

* 'On March 27th from what he was told by Kiley, he went to look for deceased soon after eight a.m. and searched the shore and a bungalow and eventually found him in a bathroom adjoining the caravan. He (deceased) was sitting in a chair, quite dead. The double-barrelled gun (produced) was fixed pointing at deceased's head which was partly blown away on the left side. He informed his brother, Mr Walter Cock, who communicated with the police while he himself remained in charge. When P.C. Girling arrived, everything was just as he (witness) found it in reply to a juror witness said he knew deceased 12 years ago, but had since been in -----. Recently he had found deceased very erratic, he would start many jobs with his employee and finish none. He (witness) quite expected what had happened, and that was why he searched as he did'.

The final witness was P.C. Girling, of Canvey Island who was in Rochford when he received a telephone message about the death and quickly returned to the Island to take charge. He described to the inquest in great detail the scene and also provided details of an allegation against William Yetton which may have played a contributing part in his decision to end his life:

* 'he found deceased sitting as described. Deceased's forehead was blown in and his left eye hung on his cheek, the head rested on the Turkish bath, the legs were crossed, and the left arm folded across the body, the right arm hung down. Blood lay on the floor. The gun was fixed in a corner, between a ---- and the wall, with the trigger upper most, the pulley (produced) was tied on a water pipe and a piece of string was through the pulley and was fixed on the right hand trigger, the end of the string hung down. Another piece of string hung from the trigger and the muzzle was about a foot from deceased's face. Deceased could have pulled the string and fired the gun as he sat. The spent cartridge, produced, was in the right hand barrel the full charge had gone into deceased's head as no shots were found elsewhere. He (Witness) removed the body to the mortuary. There was no writing found to say why deceased took his own life. On the previous day witness was with deceased in the caravan at 12 midnight making enquiries as to petrol alleged to have been stolen from the ---- Station, it was also alleged that deceased had received this petrol and witness was making inquiries about this. He told deceased that he would have to report the matter to his superintendant and deceased said "For Gods sake don't do that. It will ruin my business if you do". He enquired as to whether anybody saw him about that morning but could learn nothing. Deceased's bed had not been slept in. Replying to Mr W. J. Yetton, witness said he had no reason to suppose that he was so upset by the interview mentioned as to decide to take his own life'.

The seems to be little doubt in the Deputy Coroners mind when he addressed the jury:

* 'Mr Jefferies said there could be no doubt that deceased committed suicide by shooting himself. The evidence was to show that the gun was fixed and elaborate measures were taken to ensure the shot taking effect. They had to decide whether he committed suicide and also as to the state of his mind at the time. They must remember that for some time past deceased had been erratic in manner which might be due to the terrible complaint from which he suffered. The scheme in which deceased was engaged may also have had something to do with this act. Thirdly, there was the allegation against him with which they, as a jury ------ to do. It might be that these things taken together led deceased to commit the act within a few hours after PC Girling left him.' He continued 'No doubt they would come to the conclusion that deceased committed suicide and that they probably would find that he was of unsound mind at the time.'

The jury's decision was as expected and with Mr Chambers, who had known William for many years as foreman, found that William Yetton died from the wounds inflicted by the gunshot and was at the time of unsound mind. William Yetton was buried in St Katherine's Churchyard on the 2nd April 1919.

Tony still has many questions about his grandfather, which will probably never be answered. Although William was estranged from his family Canvey was a place visited many times when Tony was young. Although William was only spoken about in whispers the family still must have felt a connection to the Island. Tony remembers the stepping stones and the fields and the long walk from Waterside and it was to Canvey he moved in 1979 after his retirement. So after many years in the wilderness members of William's family were again close to him here on Canvey. Lets hope he has found peace. 
YETTON, William (I1058)
 
964 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I5405)
 
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966 cause of death = Erysipelas DEBNEY, Charles Culpin (I1316)
 
967 Cause of death = Meningitis CULPIN, Wallace Goodwin (I730)
 
968 cause of death: measles STANTON, Thomas (I5352)
 
969 Cause of death: pneumonia CLARIDGE, Ernest William (I2253)
 
970 census = born in county BRIGHT, Jane (I321)
 
971 census = not born in county BRIGHT, James (I317)
 
972 Certificate details:
Edward Pinckney, 29, bac, sailmaker, 39 Mount Street, Southampton, son of Isaac, labourer & Amy Donkin, 25, sp, 39 Mount Street, Southampton, dau of William Donkin (dec'd), boot maker (?)
Wits: WH & Alice Pincaney (sic) 
Family F202
 
973 Certified copy of Marriage Entry: Gilbraltar, December 18th 1854
Frederick Staden, color sergeant of the 13th Regiment Light Infantry, widower, and Matilda Milner, spinster, both residing in this garrison, were married by Banns in the King's CHapel in this city, on the eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty four. Signed by the officiating Chaplain, Frederick Staden and Matilda Maria Milner. Witnesses: Joseph Milner, Mary Ann Wink, John Hewett. 
Family F690
 
974 CFHS Index suggests christened in 1811 at age 2 FLAVEL, John (I1216)
 
975 CFHS Index suggests christened in 1811 at age 4 FLAVEL, Rebecca (I1215)
 
976 CFHS Index suggests christened in 1811 at age 8 FLAVEL, Elizabeth (I1213)
 
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978 Charles Culpin & Elizabeth
Copyholder of land and property between at least 1665-1703, churchwarden and sat on local court 
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980 Charles Dimock, 24, bac, lab, otp, son of Frederick Dimock, lab AND Jane Sennitt, 20, sp, otp, dau of Joseph Sennitt, lab. Wits: Joseph Sennitt, Louisa Sennitt Family F1613
 
981 Charles Hughes, #069-28-1016, 11222 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, b 7 August 1935, d September 1958. HUGHES, Charles Junior (I4235)
 
982 Charles Hughes, b 7 Aug 1935, d 8 Sep 1985, SSN 069281016, Enlisted 22 Jan 1954, Released 21 Jan 1958. HUGHES, Charles Junior (I4235)
 
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984 Charles William Gardiner, age 81, address 25 Northbrook Gardens, widower, retired traveller, died 12 February 1951, Church of Ireland, cause of death MF Arterio sclerosis, grave owner Charles William Gardiner GARDINER, Charles William (I7978)
 
985 Charlotte Culpin, sp AND Daniel Cooper, bac Family F1179
 
986 check Family F2188
 
987 check Family F1138
 
988 Check Family F271
 
989 check Family F67
 
990 check Death Index entry WOODLEY, Horace Ongley James (I7183)
 
991 check location Family F2569
 
992 CHECK NAME; not certain this is the right marriage GREEN, Ann (I1397)
 
993 CHECK PARENTAGE KEMPTON, Elizabeth (I307)
 
994 CHECK PARENTAGE COUCHER, Reginald William (I488)
 
995 Check parentage COWCHER, Sybella (I843)
 
996 CHECK PARENTAGE COWCHER, William Whitehead (I1701)
 
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998 CHECK PARENTAGE FREEMAN, Elizabeth (I2310)
 
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1000 check parentage BARNARD, Emily Louisa (I1030)
 

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