Albert Hahnamann CULPIN

Albert Hahnamann CULPIN

Male 1860 - 1932  (72 years)

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  • Name Albert Hahnamann CULPIN 
    Born 1860  Ardley, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 07 Apr 1861  Moor Green, Buntingford, Herts, age 5 mths Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    CENSUS 02 Apr 1871  Church Hill, Shillington, age 10, scholar Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 1932  Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Details:
      Name: Albert H Culpin
      Death Date: 1932
      Death Place: New South Wales
      Father's Name: Benjamin
      Registration Year: 1932
      Registration Place: Ryde, NSW
      Registration No: 2754
    Person ID I1304  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2015 

    Father Benjamin CULPIN,   b. 1825, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Ampthill, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah CHALONER,   b. 1827, Ecclesfield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1913, 33 Ash Road, Luton, Beds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • By contrast Albert Culpin, son of the Rev. Ben Culpin, minister at Shillington Congregational Church, never saw active service. He seems to have enlisted in the 41st foot in 1877 almost by accident and he deserted soon afterwards:

      ....you will be sad when you here I have listed in the army. I cant make out how it was I left Hitchin, but I must have been a fool like a great many who join .... When I got to London .... I did think a little about joining the navy. I asked a police[man] the way to Westminster.... He said come and list in something better so the Sargent gave me 1 shilling at St. George's barracks, so I come to London on the 3rd and listed and pased the doctor all before 12 o'clock on Sunday the 4th... I will tell you a bit about food and bed breakfast bread and coffee, for dinner, meat and potatoe; tea, bread and tea; straw bed and pillow, 2 blanckets and 2 sheets - it makes me think about your good beds. Don't break your hearts about me - I fancy I coud here you praying for me [Ref: X345/1]. [5]
    • .... letters survive from Albert Culpin, the son of the Congregational minister, in which he refers to Shillington men whom he met nearly everywhere he went. He was a restless man who enlisted at one stage where he met some he knew. He then deserted and stowed away to America, travelled the country extensively and later went to Australia. [6]
    • Name: Mr Albert Culpin; Port of Departure: Melbourne; Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales; Voyage Arrival Date: 19 May 1890; Vessel Name: Burwah [7]
    • letter 1892, from Albert H. Culpin, re Broken Hill strike and maritime disturbances. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1860, Royston, 3a 194.

    2. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/811/168/6.

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/1553/26/44.

    4. [S260] Australia, Death Index 1787-1985, (www.ancestry.co.uk), Reg: 2754.

    5. [S130] Website, http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/bedscc/sdcountyrec.nsf/web/thepage/Soldiers'+Letters.

    6. [S265] Shillington History.

    7. [s173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), NSW Unassisted Immigrant Pax Lists 1826-1922.

    8. [S130] Website, Collections of the Bedfordshire Record Office relating to Australia: 1774-1892.