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Dorothy

1881-1973

Full name:

Dorothy Margaret Birtwhistle                                   (photo)

 

 

Born:

Withycombe, Somerset on 01.06.1881

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

Teacher

 

 

 

Resident in:

Withycombe, London, Isle of Wight

 

 

 

Father:

Robert 1834-1893

 

 

 

Additional:

Together with sister Irene she ran a ‘high class’ junior school for girls at the “Misses Birtwhistle’s day school” (nursery school) - 30 Sloane St. London. Amongst her pupils were Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later, Queen Elizabeth wife of George VI), Clementine …. (later, wife of Winston Churchill), some Doyle Carte daughters and more locally, daughters of the Tennyson-Daincourts. During World War II the school was evacuated to Ryde, Isle of Wight.

 

Died 12.02.1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leofric

1882-1952

Full name:

Robert Leofric Birtwhistle                                          (photo)

 

 

Born:

Withycombe, Somerset on 01.11.1882

 

 

 

Married:

Margaret Gee (b…..) at St. Stephens Church, Sparsholt near Winchester on 15.04.1925

 

 

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Occupation:

Farmer

 

 

 

Resident in:

 

 

 

 

Father:

Robert 1834-1893

 

 

 

Additional:

Died 08.04.1952 in Ryde, Isle of Wight

 

 

 

 

 

Re Margaret Gee

Widow of Hilton Gee and younger daughter of Major and Mrs Shalden-Smith of Shalden Hants and Bexhill-on-Sea.

 

 

 

Irene

1885-1957

Full name:

Katharine Irene Birtwhistle

 

 

Born:

Withycombe, Somerset on 16.08.1885

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

Teacher

 

 

 

Resident in:

Guildford

 

 

 

Father:

Robert 1834-1893

 

 

 

Additional:

Taught with sister Dorothy. Died 31.05.1957 in Guildford after a long illness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes

1873-1874

Full name:

Agnes Theodora Birtwhistle

 

 

Born:

18 Dec1873 in Skipton

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

-

 

 

 

Resident in:

?Skipton

 

 

 

Father:

William 1836-1901

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 21 Jun 1873 at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton

Died in infancy of whooping cough in Mar 1874.

Buried on 2 Apr 1874 at Christ Church, Skipton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maude

1878-1908

Full name:

Agnes Mary Maude Plunket Birtwhistle                  (photo)     (family photo)

 

 

Born:

1878 in Saulsbury, Cheshire

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

 

 

 

 

Resident in:

Earls Croome, Worcs & Oakridge, Glos

 

 

 

Father:

Charles 1844-1914

 

 

 

Additional:

Resident at ‘The Firs’, Earls Croome, Worcs in census of 1881

 

Died 12.01.1908 in Oakridge Lynch, Nr Stroud – just 6 days after her mother, Agnes Augusta Jane Fergusson Birtwhistle (ref stained glass window in St Bartholomews Church, Oakridge Lynch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

1880-1957

Full name:

John (Jack) Charles Durnford Birtwhistle           (photo)      (family photo)

 

 

Born:

1880 in Earls Croome, Worcs

 

 

 

Married:

Kathleen Cresswell in …………………., on …………..

 

 

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Occupation:

Major in 1st Royal Sussex Regiment

 

 

 

Resident in:

Earls Croome, Worcs; Clevedon, Somerset

 

 

 

Father:

Charles 1844-1914

 

 

 

Additional:

Resident at ‘The Firs’, Earls Croome, Worcs in census of 1881.

 

Educated at Cheltenham College where he displayed a strong interest in ornithology which reflected and recognised in the detailed Proceedings of Cheltenham College Natural History Society.

 

He served in the Boer War (1899 to 1902), initially as a Captain in 4th Battalion the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) before transferring as Captain in the Gloucestershire Regiment – ref London Gazette Jan 4th 1901. See also campaign medals – Queens South Africa Medal 1899 (with Orange Free State & Cape Colony State clasps), and King’s South Africa Medal 1902 (with South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps).

 

Subsequent to this (presumably after a period outside of the army) he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1st  Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment with further promotion as follows:

 

·        Lieutenant – 23 Jan 1909;

·        Captain – temp. 27 Dec 1914, substantive from 13 Feb 1915;

·        Major – 18 Jan 1917;

·        Acting Lt Colonel (whilst commanding a Battalion) – 25 Mar to 4 Apr 1917.

 

For the entirety of 1st World War the 1st Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment were stationed in the Middle East, primarily in India. He was awarded the following medals for his service during 1st World War:

 

·        1914-1915 Star;

·        The British war Medal;

·        The Victory Medal (also called Allied Victory Medal).

 

After retiring from the army he lived together with his wife Kathleen in Clevedon, Somerset.

 

Note: On a local website (ref Clevedon website) there is a reference to Major JCD Birtwhistle serving in the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. This may indicate that for some period of  the 1st World War he was transferred from 1st to 9th Battalion and would then have also served in France.

 

Died 06.03.1957

 

Re Kathleen Jessie Birtwhistle (nee Cresswell)                       (photograph)

 

Died 08.12.1980 in Whitchurcg, Bristol aged 96 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claude

1881-1896

Full name:

Frederic Claude T Birtwhistle

 

 

Born:

1881 in Earls Croome, Worcs

 

 

 

Married:

 

 

 

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Occupation:

 

 

 

 

Resident in:

Earls Croome, Worcs & Oakridge, Glos

 

 

 

Father:

Charles 1844-1914

 

 

 

Additional:

Recorded as being an ‘imbecile’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil

1884-1952

Full name:

Cecil Alexander Birtwhistle                                  (photograph)

 

 

Born:

Earls Croome, Worcs on 22.03.1884

 

 

 

Married:

Effie Robinson in Christ Church, Cheltenham on 11.02.1914

 

 

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Occupation:

Engineer

 

 

 

Resident in:

Earls Croome; Weston-Super-Mare

 

 

 

Father:

Charles 1844-1914

 

 

 

Additional:

During world war 1 served from 1917 on the Western Front as a driver with the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Home address in 1919 recorded in military records as “Balmae”, St. Pauls Rd., Weston-Super-Mare.

 

Re Effie Birtwhistle (nee Robinson)

 

Died 14.09.1966 at Holme Tower Nursing Home, Penarth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy

1882-1958

Full name:

Frederick Percy Hewetson Birtwhistle       (portrait)       (family photo)

 

 

Born:

Barton-on-Humber on 27.06.1882                                                  (photo)

 

 

 

Married:

Ella B Cussons (b1884) in Beverley Minster on 03.09.1913

 

 

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Occupation:

Doctor (General Practitioner)

 

 

 

Resident in:

Barton-on-Humber

 

 

 

Father:

Frederick 1847-1919

 

 

 

Additional:

Born at Priestgate, Barton-on-Humber , he was educated at Louth Grammar School  before moving on to Sedburgh School in North Yorkshire. He then studied Medicine at Leeds University where he qualified M.B., Ch.B. in 1904.

 

In 1905 he worked as Casualty House Surgeon at Hull Royal Infirmary before being appointed, in 1906, as resident surgical officer at  Salop Infirmary, Shrewsbury General Hospital. He subsequently returned to Barton to work as a General practitioner with his father and then in partnership with Dr. T.H.Kirk. In addition he was appointed Medical Officer of Health in 1921, a post he held until 1957.

 

An active member of the church with a strong classical education, he was held in high esteem at St Peter’s Church where he was people’s warden for more than fifty years. He was also vice-president of the Church Institute for fifty years.

 

A prominent Freemason for nearly 50 years, he was a past master of the St Matthew Lodge in Barton and a past first principal of St. Matthew Chapter. He also held high office in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lincolnshire and was a member of the Order of Great Priory of Malta.

 

In 1933 he was enrolled as a Magistrate and served as a  J.P. for Lindsey for the next 24 years – being placed on the supplementary list when attaining the age of 75. He was chairman of his rota on the Bench for many of these years.

 

In addition to all the above Percy was also Chairman of the Board of Governors of Barton Grammar school for 30 years from its inception in 1926 and still retained a seat on the Board until his death. He was one of the oldest members of the Barton Constitutional Club, was Chairman of the local Conservative Association for 8 years after the 2nd World War and connected with the association for nearly 60 years.

 

A senior member of the British Medical Association (BMA) he was selected to travel to and represent that Association in Australia in 1936.

 

“A remarkable man in whom many placed their trust. After he had officially retired as a medical practitioner he continued to attend private patients and could often be seen on his rounds”

 

He died on 30th  Mar 1958 in Scunthorpe Memorial Hospital and was subsequently buried at Barton-on-Humber following a funeral service conducted by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Reverend Kenneth Riches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion

1884-1961

Full name:

Julia Marion Birtwhistle                                            (photograph)

 

 

Born:

Barton-on-Humber on 24.04.1884

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Resident in:

Barton-on-Humber; Sandhurst, Kent; Oakridge Lynch, Gloucs.

 

 

 

Father:

Frederick 1847-1919

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened on 16.05.1884 at  St Peters Church, Barton-on-Humber.

 

She was brought up in Barton-on-Humber before eventually moving to Sandhurst , Kent. From there she eventually moved to Oakridge Lynch where she lived at the Old Mill together with Bertha Gardiner who had been long-time housekeeper to her uncle Charles Birtwhistle and then, on Charles’ death, to Alfred Birtwhistle.

 

Marion lived in Oakridge Lynch until shortly before she died on 11.09.1961. She is buried in the Cemetry, Barton-on-Humber together with her parents, Frederick & Julia Clementina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyril

1887-1967

Full name:

Cyril Hewetson Birtwhistle                             (photograph)

 

 

Born:

Barton-on-Humber on 06.11.1887

 

 

 

Married:

Dorothy Shackles in Hampstead, 1923

Nora Eileen Butler Gray, March 1941

 

 

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Occupation:

Chartered Accountant

 

 

 

Resident in:

Barton-on-Humber, Hull, Soebang (Java), Crowthorne and Ryde, Isle of Wight.

 

 

 

Father:

Frederick 1847-1919

 

 

 

Additional:

A Chartered Accountant who qualified whilst based in Hull during the period 1904-1909. Subsequent to this he travelled widely (including Sweden & Chile) and then spent 22 years (from 1920) working with Pamanoekan & Tjiasem Lands (Tea Estates) in Soebang Java. In 1936 he was appointed Chief Accountant of  P&T, a post which he held until his retirement from that company in Nov 1941 (ref. retirement speech).

 

Left Java with his wife Eileen, shortly after retiring from P&T when the Japanese invaded during World War II – managing to reach the UK via Australia and the USA, only for their ship to be torpedoed, with a 30 foot sea running, whilst part of a convoy off the coast of Iceland.  They were rescued by a corvette which took them to Greenock.

 

He re-settled in Crowthorne, Berks, working in London until 1947 when he moved to Ryde, Isle of Wight. Here he took up a directorship with a small building firm with whom he remained until the completion of his daughter’s education in c.1960

 

Died 29.12.1967 in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret

1890-1980

Full name:

Margaret Elsie (Birtwhistle) Fieldsend                (photograh)

 

 

Born:

Barton-on-Humber on 11.11.1890

 

 

 

Married:

Capt Robert Stanley Fieldsend in Barton-on-Humber in June 1917

 

 

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Occupation:

 

 

 

 

Resident in:

Barton-on-Humber, Burnham & East Kirkby (nr Spilsby)

 

 

 

Father:

Frederick 1847-1919

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened on 01.02.1891 at  St Marys Church, Barton-on-Humber.

 

Following her marriage to Robert Fieldsend, they lived initially in Burnham and then after the end of the first world war moved to East Kirkby , near Spilsby, Lincs (see additional detail below).

Two sons (Alan & Hugh) and 6 grandchildren.

Died 1980 at East Kirkby Manor.

 

Re Capt. Robert Fieldsend (23.11.1891 - 02.11.1971)

Robert Fieldsend was born and brought up at South Farm, Stainton-le-Vale, Lincolnshire where his father William Rainey Fieldsend farmed approximately 3,000 acres – one of the largest farms in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

 

On leaving school he took a commission in the 5th Lincs Territorial Regiment and served with the Louth and then the Barton-on-Humber Companies – having moved in 1913 to take up tenancy of a farm of 500 acres under the Earl of Yarborough at Burnham, near Barton-on-Humber.

 

On the outbreak of the first World War he was called up and in April 1915 whilst serving in France was promoted Captain. In September 1915 he was severely wounded at Ypres, as a result of which he lost one eye and on his recovery was placed on Home Defence duties.

 

After the war, he and wife Margaret became tenants of 700 acres on the Revesby Estate and came to reside at East Kirkby House. In 1930 they moved to East Kirkby Manor where they ran an extensive poultry farm, until the farmland was requisitioned in 1941 by the Air Ministry for the construction of the East Kirkby Airfield. However the Fieldsends continued to live at East Kirkby Manor for the remainder of their lives – both being very active and well-known members of their local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ella

1884-1969

Full name:

Ella Birtwhistle (Cussons) Birtwhistle                        (family photo)

 

 

Born:

Beverley on 27.03.1884

 

 

 

Married:

Percy Birtwhistle (b1882) in Beverley Minster on 03.09.1913

 

 

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Resident in:

Beverley; Barton-on-Humber;

 

 

 

Mother:

Jane 1844-1922

 

 

 

Additional:

Youngest of 5 sisters (Margaret, Gertrude, Lilian, Muriel, Ella).  Married her 2nd cousin Percy to become Ella Birtwhistle Birtwhistle. Prominent member of Red Cross. Died 05.03.1969.