This database contains an index of some of the books and papers held by Mersea Museum. In some cases the database contains a complete transcription of a book or document.

Found 451 files  - displaying 101 to 150

101

Article

The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
ID PH01_BEL
Title The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
Abstract The tower of St Mary's Church, Peldon, houses two bells. Repaired and adapted they are both now stationary bells. The original one, the larger bell, was cast in bronze in 1613 by Miles Graye of Colchester. It is engraved 'Miles Graye made me in 1613', and weighs over 8cwt.

The Miles Gr ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

102

Article

Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
ID PH01_BND
Title Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
Abstract BARNARD'S COTTAGES

The name 'Barnards Cottages' appears in the 1911 census for Peldon and in the 1939 register. It also appears regularly as the address of former villagers in the Parish burials register. It would seem there was a row comprising two pairs of semi-detached homes and a block ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

103

Article

The Telephone on Mersea
ID MMH_TEL
Title The Telephone on Mersea
Abstract By 1890, West Mersea was connected to the outside world by telegraph. Kelly's 1890 Directory tells us that West Mersea had a money order and telegraph office. Messages would be transmitted to the island in Morse Code, written out in the office, and taken to the recipient by a boy on a bicycle. ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

104

Article

St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
ID MMH_LWG
Title St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
Abstract THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS, LITTLE WIGBOROUGH

Little Wigborough is a small village overlooking the salt marshes and the estuary of the Blackwater River, 8 miles south of Colchester between Peldon and Great Wigborough. Being so close to the sea, it is appropriately dedicated to St. ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

105

Article

Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
ID MARG_313_011
Title Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
Abstract Manorial Customs in West Mersea, etc. - The tenants' destruction of the ancient records of the manor. -

In further reference to the customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe, and Pete hall manors printed in Transactions, vol. xiii., pt. 2 [ See ...

Author W. Gurney Benham
Source Mersea Museum

106

Article

Memory Lane - Another War
ID ML2020_004_014
Title Memory Lane - Another War
Abstract It seems we are at War. With the present Coronavirus pandemic some firms are being asked to diversify and to produce ventilators for our hospitals. Looking back to World War 2, some local firms were contracted to do something similar. Builders Clifford White & Co were making wooden oars and paddles, ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

107

Article

Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
ID WWK_DAB
Title Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
Abstract Memorial Profiles for East and West Mersea

DEREK ANTHONY BALLS
L/Cpl. Service No. 22530139
Gloucestershire Regiment

Born 18 May 1927
Died 23 April 1951
Commemorated East Mersea War Memorial, West Mersea War Memorial, United Nations Memorial Wall, Tanggok, ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

108

Article

Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
ID MARG_207_011
Title Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
Abstract The Will of Abraham Fokes [ Foakes ] 1597 Essex Record Office D/ABW 15/49

Transcribed by Elaine Barker January 2020

Foakes Abraham [Rgr, probably an abbreviation of 'Registered']
1.   In the name of god Amen the xxiiijth day of Novembre in the Fortithe yere of the Reyne ...

Source Mersea Museum

109

Article

Charles Herbert Albert Warner - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID OOD_207
Title Charles Herbert Albert Warner - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Salcott and Wigborough

CHARLES HERBERT ALBERT WARNER
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Service No. 1801861
101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 3 September 1943 age 20.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Grave 15 ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords salcot
Source Mersea Museum

110

Article

Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 2
ID PH01_IVX
Title Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 2
Abstract IVOR WALKLETT - PART 2

Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella
Peldon History Project

...

Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

111

Article

Magic Lantern Shows in Peldon
ID PH01_MAG
Title Magic Lantern Shows in Peldon
Abstract The Magic lantern was the earliest form of slide projector and was invented in the 1600s. It used a light source, a lens, glass slides, and a screen often made from a sheet of cotton or calico. A variety of light sources were used, from candles and kerosene lamps to limelight and electricity. It ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

112

Article

Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
ID GSS_102
Title Appendix II - George Saunders Smith in Australia
Abstract Appendix II

"Dad came to visit us on our farm at a place called Woolooga in the 1968, as at this time he was retired. He had visited a place called Noosa he liked the climate, he said he had had enough of the cold and loved the beaches ...

Author Jan Davey
Keywords sanders
Source Mersea Museum

113

Article

Peter Heard
ID OOD_029
Title Peter Heard
Abstract PETER HEARD
Leading Seaman Service No. LT/JX225030
Royal Naval Patrol Service HM Trawler HORATIO

Died 7 January 1943 age 36
Commemorated on Roll of Honour St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Lowestoft Naval Memorial

Source Mersea Museum

114

Article

Hubert Heard
ID OOD_010
Title Hubert Heard
Abstract HUBERT HEARD
Seaman Service No. C/X10416B
Royal Naval Reserve. HMS JERVIS BAY

Age 29
Died 5 November 1940
Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Chatham Naval Memorial

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

115

Article

Charles Henry Sargeant
ID OOD_304
Title Charles Henry Sargeant
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Rowhedge

Charles Henry Sargeant
Company Sergeant Major Service No. 7031
Rifle Brigade and subsequently Essex Home Guard

Age 59
Died 13 October 1940 after a short illness
Buried Donyland Burial Ground New Section

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

116

Article

Frederick Frost killed 1 June 1940
ID OOD_009
Title Frederick Frost killed 1 June 1940
Abstract FREDERICK FROST
Chief Cook
H.M. Yacht GRIVE. Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)

Age 21
Died 1 June 1940
Commemorated on Roll of Honour in St Mary's Church, Tollesbury, and on Liverpool Naval Memorial.

Author Edwin Sparrow / Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

117

Article

Will of Rychard Whyter of West Mersea 1528
ID MARG_118_011
Title Will of Rychard Whyter of West Mersea 1528
Abstract Will of Richard Whyter, West Mersea, 1528 ERO D/ABW 39/12

Transcribed by Sue Howlett, July 2015


In the name of god amen the xxvti daye of June In the yere of o[ur] lorde god 1528 / I Rychard whyt[er] of west merse m'
In the cownty of essex & of the dyoses of ...

Published 25 Jun 1628
Source Mersea Museum

118

Article

Will of Joan Thornback of West Mersey 1636
ID MARG_108_011
Title Will of Joan Thornback of West Mersey 1636
Abstract

Transcribed by Trevor Hearn 8th January 2020
Probably ERP D/ABW 54/24

There is a translation to modern English further down the page

24

1   In the name of god Amen. I Joan Thornbacke of
2   westmersey beinge weake in body, but of good & ...

Published 26 September 1636
Source Mersea Museum

119

Article

Julian Hurlstone Hortin killed 21 June 1942
ID OOD_112
Title Julian Hurlstone Hortin killed 21 June 1942
Abstract JULIAN HURLSTONE HORTIN
Indian Rank: Captain Service No. IA/297
7th Gurkha Rifles

Age 32
Died 21 June 1942
Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's Church, ...
Source Mersea Museum

120

Article

Gerald Edward Tatchell killed 31 May 1940
ID OOD_101
Title Gerald Edward Tatchell killed 31 May 1940
Abstract GERALD EDWARD TATCHELL
Major Service No. 24297
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion "D" Company

Aged 37
Died 31 May 1940
Buried De Panne Communal Cemetery
Commemorated on Roll of Honour at St Mary's, Tollesbury.

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

121

Article

Joseph Todd - Royal Navy
ID OOD_008
Title Joseph Todd - Royal Navy
Abstract JOSEPH TODD
Chief Engine Room Artificer P/M 29775
HM Submarine THISTLE

Age 42
Died 14 April 1940
Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Source Mersea Museum

122

Article

Peter O'Neill Darbishire Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID OOD_202
Title Peter O'Neill Darbishire Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles for Salcott and Great Wigborough

PETER O'NEILL DARBISHIRE
Sergeant 751654
77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age 27
Died 16 December 1940
Commemorated on War Memorial in St Stephen's, Great Wigborough and on Runnymede Air Forces ...

Source Mersea Museum

123

Article

Wildlife Observations - Mosquitos
ID PH01_MOS
Title Wildlife Observations - Mosquitos
Abstract As late as mid-November I was still being bitten by mosquitos in the garden on mild days. I'm one of those people mosquitos love. Hearing their whine at night guarantees a sleepless night or acrobatics with a rolled newspaper which has the effect of thoroughly waking me up. Over winter I do still ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published January 2020
Source Mersea Museum

124

Article

Memory Lane - Regatta Day Pictures from Thomas Hammond
ID ML2020_002_022
Title Memory Lane - Regatta Day Pictures from Thomas Hammond
Abstract I have noticed that David Cox is rather puzzled by the picture Regatta Day 2 that appears in the December issue of Mersea Life. The Regatta, the 1911 one, was a one day event and the photo was No. 2 taken on the day. I have gone through my postcard collection and found the first one which is titled ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

125

Article

Peldon Wills and documents transcribed
ID PH01_MARG
Title Peldon Wills and documents transcribed
Abstract Peldon Wills and Documents transcribed by Mersea Archive Research Group
The original copy of most documents are held by Essex Record Office.

Click to see transcription:

...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

126

Article

Charter of King Edward the Confessor 15th Century
ID MARG_402
Title Charter of King Edward the Confessor 15th Century
Abstract Charter of King Edward the Confessor
Granting the Royal Estate of West Mersea
to St Ouen's Abbey, Rouen, Normandy

(translation of Latin text from 15th century copy of lost original dated 1046)

In the name of almighty God, thundering on high, who made all things ou ...

Published 1046
Source Mersea Museum

127

Article

Earliest written references to Mersea Island
ID MARG_401
Title Earliest written references to Mersea Island
Abstract 894: Anglo Saxon Chronicle [Parker A]

'The [Danish] host marched across Northumbria and East Anglia so that the [Saxon] levies were unable to get at them, until they reached east Essex, on an island out at sea called Mersea (hie comon on Eastseaxna lond easteweard on an iglan ...

Author Sue Howlett
Source Mersea Museum

128

Article

John Milgate - Peldon
ID PH01_MIL
Title John Milgate - Peldon
Abstract PELDON HISTORY PROJECT

JOHN MILGATE
Researched & compiled by Geoff Gonella

Although John is well-known in Mersea circles as a Merseaman and boat-builder, he and his wife Pat have lived at Shell Bungalow, Peldon since 1970. In the company of Elaine Barker and Tony ...

Author Geoff Gonella
Published December 2019
Source Mersea Museum

129

Article

WW2 - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion
ID PH01_INV
Title WW2 - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion
Abstract World War Two - Peldon's Preparations for a German Invasion.

In Peldon, training for local Air Raid Precautions wardens had begun in January 1939 - well in advance of declaration of war in September. Together with volunteers from Wigborough Peldon's men and women received lectures in First ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

130

Article

Memory Lane - World War One Volunteers
ID ML2020_001_022
Title Memory Lane - World War One Volunteers
Abstract Following all the interest shown in the Tommies on the Strood depicting the local men who gave their lives in the First World War, I have in my collection, a very battered postcard showing the Volunteers of the First World War - the equivalent of the Home Guard of the Second World War.

Author Ron Green
Published 1 January 2020
Source Mersea Museum

131

Article

Yacht WINDFLOWER
ID WFL
Title Yacht WINDFLOWER
Abstract

The 45 foot yawl WINDFLOWER was designed by E.P. Hart and built in Emsworth in 1928. She was owned for eight years by Colonel Buckle, a West Mersea resident and a member of West Mersea Yacht Club. Sold ...

Source Mersea Museum

132

Article

Auxiliary Units in WW2
ID PH01_AUX
Title Auxiliary Units in WW2
Abstract During World War Two, with the fall of France to the Nazis on 22nd June 1940, a German invasion of Britain was expected daily and the East coast was deemed to be particularly vulnerable.

The German plan for the invasion of Great Britain was code-named Operation Sea Lion. With the ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

133

Article

More about the Cinque Port of Brightlingsea
ID EC64_01_124
Title More about the Cinque Port of Brightlingsea
Abstract From Essex Countryside January 1964
Author Douglas Went
Source Mersea Museum

134

Article

Peldon People - Iris and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose
ID PH01_OLV
Title Peldon People - Iris and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose
Abstract Peldon People - Iris (Cissy) and Charles Ollivant of The Peldon Rose.

The Ollivants were landlords of the Peldon Rose in the 1960's, both came from publican families. Their nieces are ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

135

Article

A history of the Tithes
ID TXA03710
Title A history of the Tithes
Abstract 1. The history of tithes

Originally, tithes were payments in kind (crops, wool, milk etc.) comprising an agreed proportion of the yearly profits from farming, and made by parishioners for the support of their parish church and its clergy. In theory, tithes were payable on (i) all things ...

Author Unknown
Source Mersea Museum

136

Article

Edward James Taylor - Royal Navy
ID WW2_EJT
Title Edward James Taylor - Royal Navy
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea

EDWARD JAMES TAYLOR
Leading Seaman C/SSX 29110
Royal Navy
HMS NIGER
Died 6 July 1942 age 22
Commemorated West Mersea War Memorial, Chatham Naval Memorial

Edward Taylor was born c1920, son of Edward and Amelia Betty ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

137

Article

Robert Carmichael Purkis - Essex Regiment
ID WW2_PKS
Title Robert Carmichael Purkis - Essex Regiment
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea

ROBERT CARMICHAEL PURKIS
Lieutenant 258690
2nd Bn., Essex, formerly Coldstream Guards
Died 13 January 1944 age 20
Commemorated West Mersea War Memorial, Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Taukkyan War Cemetery)

George was son of Dr ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

138

Article

Frank Pullen - Corps of Military Police
ID WW2_FPL
Title Frank Pullen - Corps of Military Police
Abstract WW2 Memorial Profiles - West Mersea

FRANK PULLEN
Private 6030236
Corps of Military Police
Died 1 April 1942 age 56
Buried Barfield Road Cemetery, West Mersea
Commemorated on West Mersea War Memorial

Frank was born c1886, the son of David and Myra Pullen ...

Source Mersea Museum

139

Article

Evacuees come to Mersea
ID WW2_VAC
Title Evacuees come to Mersea
Abstract

Evacuees at Mersea. Drawing by Don Butlin for Mistral 1990

Evacuees came to Mersea in two main waves. 1st September 1939 over 400 unacommpanied children came to ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

140

Article

Peldon Archaeology
ID PH01_ACY
Title Peldon Archaeology
Abstract

Neolithic Thames Pick

Mill Cottage, Peldon, stands on the road leading to the Strood causeway linking Mersea to the mainland. It stands adjacent to Mill House, which in turn, stood next to Wents Mill, and both houses still stand although the mill itself was de ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published October 2019
Source Mersea Museum

141

Article

Peldon Service Station
ID PH01_SST
Title Peldon Service Station
Abstract Peldon Service Station used to occupy the plot on the corner of St Ives Hill and Lower Road. It was built in 1948, similar in design to a Nissan hut, but with a much higher roof and designed by a local architect, Colonel Walker, who lived next to Pete Hall. It was built for Dudley Patmore whose ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

142

Article

The road to Colchester
ID ML2019_010_022
Title The road to Colchester
Abstract

We have for this month's subject three old postcards showing the Mersea to Colchester Road passing through Abberton. The first postcard dates from before the First World War and shows the old ...

Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

143

Article

Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 1
ID PH01_IVW
Title Ivor Walklett - Ginetta Cars - Part 1
Abstract Ivor and Viv Walklett have lived in Ransomes Cottage, Peldon since 1977. Before and since then, Ivor has been a performance car designer, co-director of a UK car manufacturer, and co-director of a specialist car design and manufacturing business. His fascinating story, set within the world of sp ...
Author Geoff Gonella
Source Mersea Museum

144

Article

Peldon Art Group celebrates 50 years
ID PH01_AGP
Title Peldon Art Group celebrates 50 years
Abstract PELDON ART GROUP CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS!

2019 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Peldon Art Group which meets in the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall on a Thursday evening.

Founded in ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

145

Article

The Peldon Rectory
ID PH01_RTY
Title The Peldon Rectory
Abstract Today, the old Victorian Rectory on Church Road, in the heart of the village, houses young adults for Autism Anglia. With new houses built in front of the stately red brick building on what was once a fine garden with lawns and specimen trees, the building is no longer visible from the road. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

146

Article

The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
ID ELS_070
Title The St. Peter's Quartet by Owen Ellis
Abstract

...

Source Mersea Museum

147

Article

An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
ID MIS_1968_IRD
Title An old lady remembers - Isabella Rosa Dawson
Abstract More than 150 years ago [ in 1968 ], Professor Horace Hayman Wilson sent his six year old son home to England in the care of the ship's captain from Calcutta. The voyage took nearly six months. Some years later the boy married a lady from North Farm, East Mersea. A marquee was put up for the ...
Author Alan Dawson
Source Mersea Museum

148

Article

East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
ID WSN_TLS
Title East Mersea Tales - the Wilson family
Abstract For many years around the beginning of the 20th Century, the Wilson family spent a lot of time in East Mersea. They were from London, but they rented Myth Cottage at East Mersea and perhaps other cottages. Many of the family stayed in Mersea for long periods. The children were adventurous and the ...
Source Mersea Museum

149

Article

A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
ID PH01_DAL
Title A Farmworker in Fingringhoe in 1944
Abstract A FARMWORKER IN FINGRINGHOE IN 1944 by Daphne Allen

Having left school aged 16, all I wanted to do was work on a farm, and my parents - I was the youngest of four girls - always encouraged us to do what we wanted to. So I started work at Fingringhoe Hall. Col. and Mrs. Furneaux lived at ...

Author Daphne Allen
Source Mersea Museum

150

Article

Women's Institute Halls
ID ML2019_008_022
Title Women's Institute Halls
Abstract Two Ladies recently called in to the Museum asking what we had on the early days of West Mersea Women's Institute. Something they said was of special interest to me as they believed the present headquarters in Kingsland Road was put up by the army in 1939. I knew it wasn't put up until after the War ...
Author Ron Green
Published August 2019
Source Mersea Museum
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