John Barber alias Nynne

b. circa 1500, d. 1548
John Barber, churchwarden at Rotherfield, 1532.
     John Barber alias Nynne was born circa 1500.
John Barber alias Nynne married Joan (?) circa 1525 at England.
Rotherfield means “the open country where the horned cattle feed”, the anglo-saxon word “hrither” evolving into the Middle English word “rother” meaning horned cattle. It was originally one of just a few clearings formed in the dense Sussex weald (forest).
The written history of Rotherfield begins in AD790 when the Saxon “duke”, Berhtwald, gifts his estate called “Ridrefeld” to the Abbey of St Denys’ in Paris, France. At that time, Sussex formed part of the kingdom of Wessex and had been held by the South Saxons since AD491 when they overran the southern coast of Sussex. The church and lands were taken back from the Abbey soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066, but the church retained its dedication to St Denys, a patron saint of France, and is still known today as Rotherfield St Denys. The present sandstone building is said to date from about 1060.1
In front of the church today is an ancient yew tree reputed to be 1500 years old which would have been a landmark in the village even in the 1500’s. The planting of Yew trees near places of worship is thought to go back to the time of the Druids, pre-dating Christianity.
John and Joan Nynne alias Barber are our earliest known ancestors. The first evidence of them occurs in 1530 in the court books of the manor of Rotherfield when they acquired a cottage from Thomas Morley: "On 11 May 1530, Copy Surrender of Tho. Morley & Rose his wife to use of Joh Nynde & Joan his wf. Cott with ?kitchen (coquina), & gdn, in Retherfield also small pcl land of 1/2 acre, & garden belonging, late Alice Downe's". Transfers of this type of property (ie held by copyhold tenure) amongst manorial tenants were known as "surrenders" and the word "copy" refers to the title to the property which was simply a copy of the entry in the manorial court book recording the transfer of ownership.2
The cottage acquired is Bonnetts cottage, as prior to this in 1516, Thomas Morley acquired Bonnetts and a small parcel of land from the widow Alice A'Downe: " 27 Sep 1516 Copy Surrender of Alice A Downe, wd to use of Tho Morley. Small pcl land (?belonging to) a cottage called Bonnetts on Retherfield Hill". This property was kept in the Barber family until 1677 when it is eventually surrendered (to the manor) and acquired by Edmund Latter, possibly a step son of Thomas or the son of his brother-in-law, John Latter. Regarding the history of this property, the court rolls for the manor of Rotherfield in 1456 has the entry: "The homag present that the tenement of Simon Bonnet viz the plastered hall & grange, are ruiness. Therefore he has a day before Easter next under pain of 13/4 [13s/4d fine?] 34HVI [1456]". It gives some description of the house, if indeed this was "Bonnets". Note that a grange, in this context, probably refers to a barn or granary, as this is the old meaning of the word. Two years earlier, in 1454, Simon Bonnet was also mentioned again in the court rolls for the same problem: "The Homag present that the buildings of John Astyn are in decay in everything. And the house of Simon Bonnet. And the houses of John at Fryth, John Hunt & Thos A'Downe".3,4
In 1627 these properties are described as "Messuage & garden at Retherfield Hill, of 1 rod, & a barn called Bonnetts, with a Way from said messuage to the barn; Also a garden of 1 rod called Bacheland next to said barn; Also a parcel meadow of 1/2 ac, a Kitchen (coquinam) once of Alice Adowne, & a garden once of Adam Farmer". It appears that an adjacent garden called Bachelands has been added to the property, and it is possible that there may have been an association between between Bachelands and John Bache/Bathe, rector of Rotherfield 1406 to 1430.5,6
The rather unique and detailed description of the property (with the “Way”, ½ acre meadow, garden of 1 rod, etc.), its location on Rotherfield Hil (now Church Road or the B2100) and the fact that this description remained unchanged in the manorial records at least until 1854, allows the location of the property to be identified on the 1842 tithe map. We see that the property would have been at the location of the current Town Hill House, a Grade II listed property dating from the 18th century which is just across the road from the church. It appears that the cottage has not survived, unless it has been incorporated in the newer house.
The previous owner of Bonnetts cottage, Thomas Morley, was also the owner of a property called Drapers. It is documented in the 1509 yearly rents of Rotherfield Church:" Thomas Morley for Drapers on Mich. ijd" - Mich. meaning Michaelmas (29th September) when the payment ijd (2 pence) was due. Drapers also eventually came into the Nynne alias Barber family sometime before 1580 as Catherine Pullein's notes mentions an undated Quit Rental record which she says she has shown to be dated before Feb 1580: "John Nynn. For 12 acres of freland called Drapers lying between scottyll croch and fathermans. For 101/2 acres (ditto)" . John's grandson "Georg Barbar" is recorded as the owner on the 1597 map of Rotherfield manor. It may be that there was a family connection to Thomas Morley given that the transfer of Drapers would be the second property to come from him, and that many properties tended to stay within a family for generations. The eventual disposal of Bonnetts and Bachelands in 1677 was to a family relative, Edmund Latter.7,8,9,10
On 11 June 1531, John Barber was a made a churchwarden of Rotherfield St Denys. He was also a churchwarden again in 1532 but this time his name is written as John Nynde (Catherine Pullein's book incorrectly transcribes his name as John Wynde). In 1532, the wardens of Rotherfield Church, John Barber and John Filknisch, were responsible for "pewes and setys made in the church on the xix may". This entry in the accounts book, on 19 May 1532, records John's name as John Barber.11,12
This was the introduction of pews into the church for the first time as prior to this most parishioners sat and knelt on a rush strewn floor with possibly some stone benches affixed to the walls for the weak, from which originates the saying “to send the weak to the wall”. The account also notes that the timber for the pews and setys came from Framfield, and that a person named Weston was paid 10d for its carriage. A second entry is made in the accounts book on 23 June 1532 where John is recorded as John Nynd (Catharine Pullein's book, and the Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol XLI, incorrectly transcribed his name as John Wynde). In this entry, the new churchwardens for the next year are named as John Hayward and William Hosmer and it states that they commenced their position as churchwardens on the feast of St Richard 1532. This day was obviously of significance to the parish and the reader may be interested to know that St Richard was a 13th Century Bishop of Chichester and is the patron saint of Sussex. His saint's day of 16 June is now celebrated as Sussex Day. In the 1530's his shrine at Chichester Cathedral had become almost as popular as that of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury Cathedral, and was ordered to be destroyed in 1538 by King Henry VIII. Rumours exist that his relics and bones were moved to the church of St Peter and St Paul, West Wittering where "The Lady Chapel not only contains the Saxon Cross but also an ancient broken marble slab engraved with a Bishop's pastoral staff and a Greek cross believed to have come from a reliquary containing the relics of St. Richard of Chichester". He is remembered for the following lines included in a prayer said to have been made by him on his deathbed: "May I know you more clearly; Love you more dearly; And follow you more nearly". These were incorporated into the popular song "Day by Day" in the 1970's musical Godspell.13,14,15
John Barber alias Nynne died in 1548 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
John Barber alias Nynne was buried on 25 January 1548 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England.16 His burial entry reads "25 Jan 1548 John Nynde, Sexton" indicating that John, as sexton, was responsible for the care and maintenance of the church property and possibly also the ringing of bells and digging graves. Given that he was a churchwarden when the pews were first installed in the church and sexton when he died, he probably had gained a lot of knowledge about the church buildings over his lifetime. The location of Bonnetts cottage on Rotherfield Hill (now Church Rd) also shows that he also lived close to the church.
At present it is not known where John and Joan were born or married, and if their families lived in Rotherfield or elsewhere. The burial of a Robert Nynder on 1 Nov 1548 in Rotherfield may therefore be significant. There is no information to place him in any family, but he could be a son of John and Joan or a brother of either. This is potentially significant because the Earls of Abergavenny (Neville family) were lords of Rotherfield manor for several hundred years, living at Eridge in Rotherfield parish. In 1542 Thomas Neville, brother of the then Earl, died at Mereworth castle, Kent, just NE of Hildenborough and his will leaves bequests to his servants among who is a Robert Nyn who also acted as executor (Medieval & Tudor Kent P.C.C. Wills Transcriptions by L. L. Duncan - Book 15 page 551). Robert Nynne also appears in the will of John Godden of nearby Ryarsh in 1546. It appears that Robert was a yeoman of Maidstone in 1537 and also appeared in the records in 1531. It is possible that John and Joan were linked to the family of this Robert Nynne.
John became churchwarden at a very interesting time in church history. In 1531 the Anglican Church was formed when the clergy of England recognized Henry VIII as the head of the church, replacing the Pope. Initially, the English church didn't really change. It was still for all practical purposes a Catholic Church; the only real difference that anybody would notice was the use of English Bibles introduced in 1539. However, it changed radically under Henry's successor, Edward VI (ruled 1547-1553) who was Henry's third child, born by his third wife, Jane Seymour. Edward was only a teenager when he became king, but he thoroughly sympathized with the Protestant cause. Edward and Thomas Cranmer set about turning the Church of England into a Protestant church. He allowed the clergy to marry, and, in 1549, imposed Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer on all church services. He also ordered all images and altars to be removed from churches. Edward, however, died only six years into his reign. As John Barber died in 1548 he would have missed these more significant reforms, but his wife Joan (buried in Rotherfield 1577) and their children would have experienced it all including the reign of “Bloody Queen Mary” which resulted in three people from Rotherfield being burnt at the stake for heresy.
Mary succeeded Edward VI in 1553 and reigned until 1558. She was Henry VIII's first child by Catherine of Aragon and had been raised a devout Catholic in France. When she assumed the throne of England, she declared England to be a Catholic country and assertively went about converting churches back to Catholic practices. Images and altars were returned, the Book of Common Prayer was removed, and clerical celibacy was re-imposed. She punished opposition severely and because of the sheer number of executions of Protestants the English people eventually called her "Bloody Mary". Had she lived longer, England would probably have reverted to Catholicism for another century or so.17
In 1992 a pageant was staged in Rotherfield to celebrate 1200 years of church and village history. There were many characters in the pageant that were based on real people and those chosen for the 1550s included "Widow Nynne". The writer of the pageant, Jean McConnell, obviously knew her local history as the other characters for the 1550s are Ann Ashdown who was burnt at the stake for heresy in 1557 and Joan Hosmer who was the mother of Alexander Hosmer who was also burnt at the stake with Ann. Widow Nynne was probably included because the family is mentioned a number of times in the church records (there is the Joan Nynne burial in 1577 and Widow Nynne burials in 1595 and 1638). The character Widow Nynne was played by actor Alison Organ who also designed the costumes.

Family

Joan (?) b. c 1500, d. 1577
Marriage*
John Barber alias Nynne married Joan (?) circa 1525 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S447] Webpage "St Denys, Rotherfield" (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/stdenyshistory.htm).
  2. [S119] Transcription of Morley/Nynne Surrender of Property, 11 May 1530. (ESRO: SAS AB 396).
  3. [S118] Transcription of A'Downe/Morley Surrender of Property, 27 Sep 1516. (ESRO SAS AB 395).
  4. [S433] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1444-1457, 1458 and 1546 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/1).
  5. [S121] Transcription of Thomas Nynne als Barber Admission, 11 Oct 1627. (ESRO: SAS AB 398).
  6. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p 193."
  7. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "page 235."
  8. [S105] Survey (map) of land held of the Manor of Rotherfield, "described in the Year 1597 by Richard Allin of Roberstsbridge in Sussex, and new drawn on vellum and collored in the yeare 1664 by John Pattenden of Brenchley in Kent", of the manor of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, 1597 (ESRO: ACC 363/111r).
  9. [S107] CourtRolls of the manor of Rotherfield, 1631-1753 (ESRO: ABE 74O1) page 252.
  10. [S335] Catharine Pullein's notebook from the box file marked "Pullein" in the Working Papers Room at the Sussex Archaeological Society's Barbican Library in Lewes, East Sussex., c1925. (unknown document ref).
  11. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p223."
  12. [S108] Churchwardens' account book for Rotherfield, 1510-1675. (ESRO: PAR 465/10/3/1).
  13. [S137] Website "Wikipedia" (http://en.wikipedia.org/) "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_of_Chichester."
  14. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p245."
  15. [S139] Sussex Archaeological Society ed. "Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol 41", Sussex Archaeological Society, First Edition (1898).
  16. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).
  17. [S137] Website "Wikipedia" (http://en.wikipedia.org/) "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cranmer."

Joan (?)

b. circa 1500, d. 1577
Widow Nynne in 1550 as depicted in the 1992 Rotherfield Pageant (costume design by Alison Organ)
     Joan (?) was born circa 1500.
Joan (?) married John Barber alias Nynne circa 1525 at England.
As of circa 1525, her married name was Barber alias Nynne.
In 1992 a pageant was staged in Rotherfield to celebrate 1200 years of church and village history. There were many characters in the pageant that were based on real people and those chosen for the 1550s included "Widow Nynne". The writer of the pageant, Jean McConnell, obviously knew her local history as the other characters for the 1550s are Ann Ashdown who was burnt at the stake for heresy in 1557 and Joan Hosmer who was the mother of Alexander Hosmer who was also burnt at the stake with Ann. Widow Nynne was probably included because the family is mentioned a number of times in the church records (there is the Joan Nynne burial in 1577 and Widow Nynne burials in 1595 and 1638). The character Widow Nynne was played by actor Alison Organ who also designed the costumes.
Joan (?) died in 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Joan (?) was buried on 13 July 1577 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, recorded as Joan NYNNE alias BARBER.1

Family

John Barber alias Nynne b. c 1500, d. 1548
Marriage*
Joan (?) married John Barber alias Nynne circa 1525 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).

Thomas Barber alias Nynne

b. 30 July 1542
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. c 1500, d. 1548
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1500, d. 1577
     Thomas Barber alias Nynne was baptized on 30 July 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, surname recorded as NYND.1 He was the son of John Barber alias Nynne and Joan (?)
Thomas Barber alias Nynne is mentioned in the will of John Barber alias Nynne dated 10 April 1589 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).
  2. [S112] Will of John Barber als Nynne of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Apr 1589, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 May 1591. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/423D).

Margaret Barber alias Nynne

b. circa 1532, d. 1595
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. c 1500, d. 1548
MotherJoan (?) b. c 1500, d. 1577
     Margaret Barber alias Nynne was born circa 1532 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Barber alias Nynne and Joan (?)
Margaret Barber alias Nynne is mentioned in the will of John Barber alias Nynne dated 10 April 1589 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Margaret Barber alias Nynne died in 1595 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Margaret Barber alias Nynne was buried on 26 March 1595 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S112] Will of John Barber als Nynne of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Apr 1589, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 May 1591. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/423D).
  2. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

Mary Bowden

b. 20 April 1623, d. 1625
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     Mary Bowden was baptized on 20 April 1623 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
Mary Bowden died in 1625 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Mary Bowden was buried on 25 February 1625 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "daughter of Willyam."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "d of Willyam."

Jane Bowden

b. 29 April 1632
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     Jane Bowden was baptized on 29 April 1632 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
Jane Bowden is mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Godsell dated 12 September 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S114] Will of Elizabeth Nyne als Barber of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 12 Sep 1637, proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Lewes, 3 Dec 1638. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/25/189).

William Bowden

b. 13 September 1629
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     William Bowden was baptized on 13 September 1629 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
William Bowden is mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Godsell dated 12 September 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
William Bowden married Elizabeth Morley on 29 April 1656 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, William is a tanner of this parish; Elizabeth is of Sevenoaks.3,4
William Bowden married Elizabeth Morley on 14 May 1656 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England, William is of Ticehurst, son of Elizabeth Weston of Heathfield; Elizabeth is dau. of Mary White of this parish.3

Family

Elizabeth Morley
Marriage*
William Bowden married Elizabeth Morley on 29 April 1656 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, William is a tanner of this parish; Elizabeth is of Sevenoaks.3,4 
Marriage
William Bowden married Elizabeth Morley on 14 May 1656 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England, William is of Ticehurst, son of Elizabeth Weston of Heathfield; Elizabeth is dau. of Mary White of this parish.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S114] Will of Elizabeth Nyne als Barber of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 12 Sep 1637, proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Lewes, 3 Dec 1638. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/25/189).
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number 001894292; Digital Folder Number 004427686."

Elizabeth Bowden

b. circa 1627, d. 1630
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     Elizabeth Bowden was born circa 1627. She was the daughter of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
Elizabeth Bowden died in 1630 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Bowden was buried on 30 April 1630 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "daughter of Willm."1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "d of Willm."

Frances Bowden

b. 21 June 1635, d. 1635
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     Frances Bowden was baptized on 21 June 1635 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
Frances Bowden died in 1635 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Frances Bowden was buried on 3 August 1635 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "daughter of Wm Bowden."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "d of Wm Bowden."

John Bowden

b. 31 July 1636, d. 1637
FatherWilliam Bowden d. 1645
MotherElizabeth Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Dec 1594
     John Bowden was baptized on 31 July 1636 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Bowden and Elizabeth Barber alias Nynne.
John Bowden is mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Godsell dated 12 September 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
John Bowden died in 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
John Bowden was buried on 16 October 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "son of William."3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S114] Will of Elizabeth Nyne als Barber of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 12 Sep 1637, proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Lewes, 3 Dec 1638. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/25/189).
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "s. of William."

Elizabeth Everett

b. circa 1835, d. 18 January 1914
FatherWilliam Everett b. 1798, d. 6 Jan 1875
MotherDinah Brand b. 18 Apr 1795, d. 28 Jan 1875
Elizabeth Everett and husband Domenic Murrell with daughter Elizabeth Murrell. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Smith.
     Elizabeth Everett was born circa 1835 at Histon, Cambridgeshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Everett and Dinah Brand.
Elizabeth Everett witnessed the marriage of William Robert Hyde and Emma Everett on 25 December 1852 at The Parish Church, Histon, Cambridgeshire, England.
Elizabeth Everett married Dominic Murrell, son of Philip Murrell and Maria Mason, on 3 May 1855 at Histon, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.
As of 3 May 1855, her married name was Murrell.
On 2 April 1871 Elizabeth Everett and Dominic Murrell lived at The Mereway, Impington, Cambridgeshire, England.3
Elizabeth Everett witnessed the death of William Everett on 6 January 1875 at Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England; He died of general debility.4,5
A family bible exists which has the following inscription on the back page: "Elizabeth Murrell, Chesterton Cambridge January 18th 1875. Given her by her grandmother as a token of rememberance". This is Elizabeth Everitt, Domenic Murrell's wife.4
Elizabeth Everett witnessed the death of Dinah Brand on 28 January 1875 at Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England; at 5:30am. She died of general debility (6 months) and chronic bronchitis (17 days.)4,6
On 3 April 1881 Elizabeth Everett and Dominic Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.7
On 5 April 1891 Elizabeth Everett and Dominic Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with sons William, Horatio and John.1
On 31 March 1901 Elizabeth Everett and Dominic Murrell lived at 19 Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with their 37 year old son, William.8
Elizabeth Everett died on 18 January 1914 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.4

Family

Dominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
Marriage*
Elizabeth Everett married Dominic Murrell, son of Philip Murrell and Maria Mason, on 3 May 1855 at Histon, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 1280 folio 33 page 23."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1759 folio 56 page 7."
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1578 folio 40 page 15."
  4. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  5. [S469] Death certificate of William Everett, died 6 Jan 1875, registered 9 Jan 1875 in the Registration District of Chesterton, Cambridge, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3b Page 387) "age 77 years."
  6. [S470] Death certificate of Dinah Everett, died 28 Jan 1875, registered 1 Feb 1875 in the Registration District of Chesterton, Cambridge, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3b Page 389) "age 78 years."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1660 folio 40 page 35."
  8. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 1524 folio 42 page 18."

Edward Everett Murrell

b. 10 October 1858
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     Edward Everett Murrell was born on 10 October 1858 at Weston Collville, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was the son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
Edward Everett Murrell was an engine fitter, G.E. Railway on 3 April 1881.2
On 3 April 1881 Edward Everett Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with his parents.2
Edward Everett Murrell married Naomi Peachey in 1885 at Shoreditch, London, England.
Edward Everett Murrell witnessed the marriage of William James Pollard and Elizabeth Murrell on 2 August 1899 at The Parish Church, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England; witnesses: Edward Everett Murrell and Emma Murrell.3
Edward Everett Murrell was an engine driver.

Family

Naomi Peachey
Marriage*
Edward Everett Murrell married Naomi Peachey in 1885 at Shoreditch, London, England
Child

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1660 folio 40 page 35."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1899, Chesterton, Vol 3b Page 1035."

Herbert Everett Murrell

b. 20 October 1860
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     Herbert Everett Murrell was born on 20 October 1860 at Weston Collville, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was the son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
Herbert Everett Murrell was baptized on 4 November 1861 at Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, England.
On 2 April 1871 Herbert Everett Murrell lived at The Mereway, Impington, Cambridgeshire, England.2
Herbert Everett Murrell was an agricultural labourer (unemployed) on 2 April 1871.2
Herbert Everett Murrell married Bertha Hardstaff in 1888 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.

Family

Bertha Hardstaff b. 1866
Marriage*
Herbert Everett Murrell married Bertha Hardstaff in 1888 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1578 folio 40 page 15."

William Everett Murrell

b. 8 February 1863
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     William Everett Murrell was born on 8 February 1863 at Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was the son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
William Everett Murrell was baptized on 26 September 1863 at Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, England.
William Everett Murrell was a brewer's man on 5 April 1891.2
On 5 April 1891 William Everett Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.2
On 31 March 1901 William Everett Murrell lived at 19 Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with his parents.3
William Everett Murrell was a jobbing gardener on 31 March 1901.3
William Everett Murrell married Grace Gouldthorpe in 1914 at Greenwich, London, England.

Family

Grace Gouldthorpe b. 1863
Marriage*
William Everett Murrell married Grace Gouldthorpe in 1914 at Greenwich, London, England

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 1280 folio 33 page 23."
  3. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 1524 folio 42 page 18."

Horatio Murrell

b. 7 April 1865
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     Horatio Murrell was born on 7 April 1865 at Histon, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was the son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
Horatio Murrell was a baker on 5 April 1891.2
On 5 April 1891 Horatio Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.2
Horatio Murrell was an engine fitter.

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 1280 folio 33 page 23."

Elizabeth Murrell

b. 1869, d. 4 June 1954
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
Elizabeth Murrell with parents Domenic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Smith.
     Elizabeth Murrell was born in 1869 at Impington, Cambridgeshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
On 2 April 1871 Elizabeth Murrell lived at The Mereway, Impington, Cambridgeshire, England, with her parents and family.2
On 3 April 1881 Elizabeth Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with her parents.3
Elizabeth Murrell married William James Pollard, son of Charles Pollard, on 2 August 1899 at The Parish Church, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, witnesses: Edward Everett Murrell and Emma Murrell.4
As of 2 August 1899, her married name was Pollard.
On 2 April 1911 Elizabeth Murrell and William James Pollard lived at 57 Asplins Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England.5
The 1911 census states that William and Elizabeth have had 4 children in total, and that one has died.5
In 1954 Elizabeth Murrell lived at 6 Longmead Road, Hayes, Middlesex, England, from notice of death.
Elizabeth Murrell died on 4 June 1954 at St Bernard's Hospital, Middlesex, England. Age 84 years and 8 months. She died of senile myocardial degeneration.1

Family

William James Pollard b. c 1870
Marriage*
Elizabeth Murrell married William James Pollard, son of Charles Pollard, on 2 August 1899 at The Parish Church, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, witnesses: Edward Everett Murrell and Emma Murrell.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1578 folio 40 page 15."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1660 folio 40 page 35."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1899, Chesterton, Vol 3b Page 1035."
  5. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN7319 RG78PN356 RD132 SD4 ED10 SN339."

John Murrell

b. 24 March 1871
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     John Murrell was born on 24 March 1871 at Impington, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was the son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
On 5 April 1891 John Murrell lived at Union Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, living with his parents.2
John Murrell was a gardener on 5 April 1891.2
John Murrell married Louisa Gawthorp in 1893 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.

Family

Louisa Gawthorp b. 1868
Marriage*
John Murrell married Louisa Gawthorp in 1893 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 1280 folio 33 page 23."

Emma Murrell

b. 10 September 1872
FatherDominic Murrell b. 6 Oct 1827, d. 13 Sep 1901
MotherElizabeth Everett b. c 1835, d. 18 Jan 1914
     Emma Murrell was born on 10 September 1872 at Impington, Cambridgeshire, England; could be 1873.1 She was the daughter of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett.
Emma Murrell witnessed the marriage of William James Pollard and Elizabeth Murrell on 2 August 1899 at The Parish Church, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England; witnesses: Edward Everett Murrell and Emma Murrell.2

Citations

  1. [S393] Family Bible of the Murrell family, Cambridgeshire, England, 1875-1954, in custody of Lorraine Smith.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1899, Chesterton, Vol 3b Page 1035."

Naomi Peachey

     Naomi Peachey married Edward Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1885 at Shoreditch, London, England.
As of 1885, her married name was Murrell.

Family

Edward Everett Murrell b. 10 Oct 1858
Marriage*
Naomi Peachey married Edward Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1885 at Shoreditch, London, England
Child

Ellen Murrell

b. 1887
FatherEdward Everett Murrell b. 10 Oct 1858
MotherNaomi Peachey
     Ellen Murrell was born in 1887 at Finsbury, Shoreditch, London, England. She was the daughter of Edward Everett Murrell and Naomi Peachey.

Bertha Hardstaff

b. 1866
     Bertha Hardstaff was born in 1866.
Bertha Hardstaff married Herbert Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1888 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.
As of 1888, her married name was Murrell.

Family

Herbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
Marriage*
Bertha Hardstaff married Herbert Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1888 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
Children

Montague Murrell

b. 1888
FatherHerbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
MotherBertha Hardstaff b. 1866
     Montague Murrell was born in 1888. He was the son of Herbert Everett Murrell and Bertha Hardstaff.

Kate Murrell

b. 1893
FatherHerbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
MotherBertha Hardstaff b. 1866
     Kate Murrell was born in 1893. She was the daughter of Herbert Everett Murrell and Bertha Hardstaff.

Henrietta Murrell

b. 1896
FatherHerbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
MotherBertha Hardstaff b. 1866
     Henrietta Murrell was born in 1896. She was the daughter of Herbert Everett Murrell and Bertha Hardstaff.

Ella Murrell

b. 1899
FatherHerbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
MotherBertha Hardstaff b. 1866
     Ella Murrell was born in 1899. She was the daughter of Herbert Everett Murrell and Bertha Hardstaff.

Bertha Murrell

b. 1901
FatherHerbert Everett Murrell b. 20 Oct 1860
MotherBertha Hardstaff b. 1866
     Bertha Murrell was born in 1901. She was the daughter of Herbert Everett Murrell and Bertha Hardstaff.

Grace Gouldthorpe

b. 1863
     Grace Gouldthorpe was born in 1863.
Grace Gouldthorpe married William Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1914 at Greenwich, London, England.
As of 1914, her married name was Murrell.

Family

William Everett Murrell b. 8 Feb 1863
Marriage*
Grace Gouldthorpe married William Everett Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1914 at Greenwich, London, England

Louisa Gawthorp

b. 1868
     Louisa Gawthorp was born in 1868.
Louisa Gawthorp married John Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1893 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England.
As of 1893, her married name was Murrell.

Family

John Murrell b. 24 Mar 1871
Marriage*
Louisa Gawthorp married John Murrell, son of Dominic Murrell and Elizabeth Everett, in 1893 at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
Children

Mary Murrell

b. 1896
FatherJohn Murrell b. 24 Mar 1871
MotherLouisa Gawthorp b. 1868
     Mary Murrell was born in 1896 at Cambridgeshire, England. She was the daughter of John Murrell and Louisa Gawthorp.

Frank Edward Steadman Murrell

b. 1900, d. 24 April 1918
FatherJohn Murrell b. 24 Mar 1871
MotherLouisa Gawthorp b. 1868
     Frank Edward Steadman Murrell was born in 1900 at 47 Waterside, Chesterton, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, England. He was the son of John Murrell and Louisa Gawthorp.
Frank Edward Steadman Murrell died on 24 April 1918 at WW2, Killed in Action.