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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: WILLSMORE / WILSMORE - Pebmarsh - Independent Chapel
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 07:23:48 -0000
There may be no connection, but I have come across a Thomas WILSMORE, from
Peldon (my source says "Peldon, Suffolk" but I would imagine that is a
mistake). He married Mary PARTRIDGE, at Shelley, Suffolk on 04 November
1788.(I suppose you could call them "a pair in a PARTRIDGE tree!") (Mary's
father, Arthur, was tenant of Shelley Hall).
David Lamb, Devon, England
Interests: Essex: BAXTER, BERRY, DODSON, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, NEWMAN, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, WEBB, WILLSHER Suffolk: BRINGLOVE or BRYNGLOVE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE
Sussex: RALPH Norfolk: DODSON
From: christine trenorden <>
Date: 19 March 2001 11:11
Subject: WILLSMORE / WILSMORE - Pebmarsh - Independent Chapel
>A new subscriber from sunny South Australia! I am researching my
>husband's family, but don't have a lot of time to devote to it (employed
>In 1855 Samuel WILLSMORE arrived in SA, with wife Hannah (nee
>HARRINGTON) and son William. A few months earlier, John WILLSMORE had
>also arrived in SA. We suspect that they were brothers, but have no
>proof (it probably died with their children, a long time ago!).
>I have a copy of an extract of Samuel's baptism register entry (it is
>dated 1855, so I think he must have brought it with him), which
>indicates that he was baptised in the Parish Church of Pebmarsh, Essex
>on 2 Feb 1822 (but shows he was born on Dec 28, 1822!), and that he was
>named Samuel, son of Elizabeth and Edward WILSMORE, labourer.
>I have the same for wife Hannah HARRINGTON - baptised in the Parish
>Church of St Andrew, Halstead, Essex, on April 20, 1824 - daughter of
>Richard and Martha HARRINGTON, of Halstead, shoemaker (Did she marry
>The family "story" has it that Samuel and Hannah were married in the
>Independent Chapel - Ebenezer Chapel, Little Maplestead, in District of
>I have no similar information about John, or Edward WILSMORE /
>A few questions: (1) How can I quickly increase my knowledge of Edward
>WILSMORE'S family/children? (2) Is WILSMORE/WILLSMORE an Essex
>name? (3) What denomination was Ebenezer Chapel, and what does
>"Independent Chapel" mean? (4) How big was Pebmarsh in the 1820s, and
>would a labourer most likely have been a farm worker?
>Would be grateful for any help, or leads!
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