Millice Charles CULPIN

Millice Charles CULPIN

Male 1866 - 1942  (76 years)

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  • Name Millice Charles CULPIN 
    Born 17 Jan 1866  Hockerill, Bishops Stortford, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 02 Apr 1871  The Quadrant, St Ives, age 5 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    CENSUS 05 Apr 1891  The Quadrant, St Ives, age 25, blacksmith Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    CENSUS 31 Mar 1901  Rectory Farm, Conington, age 35, foreman Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    CENSUS 02 Apr 1911  Market Street, Swavesey, age 45, blacksmith general Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • house of five rooms
    1939 Register 29 Sep 1939  Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 02 Apr 1942  Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Memorial Inscription 6 Apr 1942  St Andrew, Swavesey Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 06 Apr 1942  St Andrew, Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I216  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 

    Father Millice Campbell CULPIN,   b. 09 Feb 1841, Hemingford Abbots, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1899, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Naomi FORDHAM,   b. 28 Jul 1843, Hemingford Grey, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1905, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

    Family Emily ARMES,   b. 31 Mar 1874, Fenstanton, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1949, Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Florence May CULPIN,   b. 02 Mar 1894, Conington, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Gladys Emily CULPIN,   b. 1896, Conington, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Thomas Charles CULPIN,   b. 1897, Conington, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Conington, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Kathleen CULPIN,   b. 24 Feb 1899, Conington, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1984, Braintree, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Richard Charles CULPIN,   b. 17 Mar 1902, Fen Drayton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Nottingham, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Private
     7. Alfred James CULPIN,   b. 25 Feb 1906, Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1957, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. Stanley Robert CULPIN,   b. 13 Jul 1909, Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1987, St Albans, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Private
     10. Private
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMemorial Inscription - Millice Charles Culpin died April 2nd 1949 aged 76 years. Also his wife Emily died May 22nd 1949 aged 75 years. - 6 Apr 1942 - St Andrew, Swavesey Link to Google Earth
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  • People
    Millice & Emily Culpin
    Millice & Emily Culpin

  • Notes 
    • In the early thirties, Swavesey still had two blacksmith's shops - Burling's in Boxworth End and Culpin's between Foxglove Furniture and the recently closed butcher's shop.

      Each morning by the time we passed Culpin's on our way to school, the fire in the forge was already glowing but the shop remained a mysterious place full of dark shadows. The clang of the anvil could be heard from one end of the High Street to the other.

      Charlie Culpin was a huge man with very strong, skilled hands that were equally at home shoeing a horse, mending a plough or small agricultural implement or, most difficult of all, making a metal tyre and expertly fitting it to the fellow of a wagon or tumbrill wheel.

      Charlie was an impressive and almost frightening figure when he stood there in his leather apron, hammer or tongs in hand, and the gruffness of his speech matched his appearance. Looking back, I realise that we were not all that scared of him, in spite of his awesome shout of "Clear off you lot", when we edged into the shop too close for safety. We would retreat only a few steps and then gradually slip back in. The glow of the hot strips of metal, the cascades of sparks and the hiss of the shoes as they plunged into the water tank to cool off were all too exciting to miss, and, in any case, we all knew that Charlie's bark was a lot worse than his bite. [11]
    • 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.
    • Hospital: 13 July 1887 - 29 August 1889, Inflammation of glands;
      Hospital: 21 March 1889 - 2 May 1889, Syphillis

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1866, Bishops Stortford, 3a 233.

    2. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/1531/75/26.

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/1241/75/24.

    4. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/480/60/28.

    5. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14/8780, RG78/459/172/3/5/112.

    6. [S18] 1939 Register, (www.findmypast.co.uk), RG101/6318D/003/16.

    7. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1942, Cambridge, 3b 711, age 76.

    8. [S118] Memorial Inscriptions, Swavesey.

    9. [S146] Parish Register.

    10. [S77] Newspaper - Cambridge Daily News.

    11. [S109] PB Notes.