This database contains an index of some of the books and papers held by Mersea Museum.

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51

Article

Peldon, John Ball and The Peasants' Revolt
ID PH01_PRV
Title Peldon, John Ball and The Peasants' Revolt
Abstract

If, as it would appear, John Ball, the visionary social reformer, who first raised the standard of revolt against injustice and tyranny, was born in Peldon, may not Peldon have contributed in the fourteenth century, the greatest of all Essex sons?

So asks Kay Gi ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2020
Source Mersea Museum

52

Article

Salcot Church c1830 by J.C. Atkinson
ID ERV_1894_275
Title Salcot Church c1830 by J.C. Atkinson
Abstract SALCOT CHURCH

From Essex Review Vol 3, Page 275 (1894) By: J.C. Atkinson, Danby Parsonage, Castleton.

My reminiscences of Salcott and Virley Churches of sixty-five to seventy years ago (c1830) are somewhat peculiar. My father was frequently officiating in them, one or both, ...

Keywords 1830
Source Mersea Museum

53

Article

Burial in Wool
ID PH01_BWL
Title Burial in Wool
Abstract Burial in Wool

In burial registers from 1666 up to 1814 a note is often written alongside entries saying affidavit or An affidavit that he was buried in woolen.

This refers to the oath that had to be sworn by the relatives of the deceased to show compliance with ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published August 2020
Source Mersea Museum

54

Article

The Bean Family of Peldon Hall
ID PH01_FBN
Title The Bean Family of Peldon Hall
Abstract Some time around 1827, Samuel Edwin Bean, farmer, his wife Frances and their children moved to Peldon Hall from New Hall, Little Wigborough; the family was to remain in Peldon for approximately the next sixty years.

Keywords copt hall
Published August 2020
Source Mersea Museum

55

Article

A Mersea Builder
ID ML2020_009_074
Title A Mersea Builder
Abstract I left West Mersea Council School on April 1946 aged 14. I was to do a bricklayer apprenticeship but was unable to start officially until I was 15, so for the first year I was a labourer. However, I was laying bricks on my very first day at work. I was with my father Les and we were working for ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

56

Article

Peldon and the National Agricultural Labourers' Union
ID PH01_AGU
Title Peldon and the National Agricultural Labourers' Union
Abstract

Fraternise, centralise! With brotherly feeling with a united front, with every district welded into a great whole, with a common fund to which all shall pay, and on which all shall have right to draw, the time will not be distant when every agricultural labourer shall have, ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

57

Article

Church Briefs - Great Wigborough
ID GWG_CBR
Title Church Briefs - Great Wigborough
Abstract

CHURCH BRIEFS

A transcription in P.A.F. Stephenson's book "The Parish Registers of Great and Little Wigborough" 1905

In th ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

58

Article

Great Wigborough Church Royal Commission on Historical Monuments report 1922
ID GWG_CHC_201
Title Great Wigborough Church Royal Commission on Historical Monuments report 1922
Abstract GREAT WIGBOROUGH

From the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (1922)
Typed by T.B. Millatt, source document not known.
Transcribed August 2020 by Anne Taylor

Great Wigborough is a parish 7 miles south of Colchester.

Parish Church of St. Stephen stands ...

Author 1922
Source Mersea Museum

59

Article

The Bullock Family of Great Wigborough
ID PH01_BLK
Title The Bullock Family of Great Wigborough
Abstract In 1925 the Reverend Llewellyn Christopher Watson Bullock was instituted at St Stephen's Church, Great Wigborough and was to be rector there until 1933.

A descendant of a wealthy Berkshire family, it was fitting that the rector should return to the village where his ancestors, had settled ...

Author Elaine Barker
Keywords mersea, rouses, rowsers, salcott, bullocke
Source Mersea Museum

60

Article

The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough
ID PH01_BLS
Title The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough
Abstract The Bells of St Stephens, Great Wigborough

St Stephens has two bells although only one is now rung. The older bell was made by itinerant bell founder John Danyell who was founding bells between 1450 and 1470. Medieval bell-founders did not confine themselves to bell-making as their only ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

61

Article

The Reformation and the Wigborough Martyrs
ID GWG_MTR
Title The Reformation and the Wigborough Martyrs
Abstract The Reformation and the Great Wigborough Martyrs

At a time of a Europe-wide move to break away from the Roman Catholic Church, in 1534, Henry VIII, declared himself supreme head of the Church of England . This move, triggered by his wish to divorce Catherine of Aragon was also a means by ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

62

Article

Wigborough Carriers and Buses
ID WIG_BUS
Title Wigborough Carriers and Buses
Abstract During the 19th century and well into the 20th century, the carrier provided transport for most people. Farmers and better-off people would have a horse and cart - and everyone would walk a lot more.
The trade directories such as Pigot's, White's and Kelly's list carriers serving Wigborough, ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

63

Article

The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough
ID WIG_WEQ
Title The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough
Abstract The Earthquake of 1884 - Great and Little Wigborough

22 April 1884 An earthquake at 9.20am, knocking down a chimney of the house which nearly came through the roof, frightening everybody very much and ringing all the bells. The damage done all the way to Wigboro', Peldon, Mersea, ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

64

Article

Wigborough War Memorial
ID GWG_WMM
Title Wigborough War Memorial
Abstract The War Memorial in St. Stephen's Parish Church, Great Wigborough. The memorial is alabaster and is in the closed north doorway.

To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of the soldiers of this Parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918.
Their Name Liveth for Ever ...

Author Tony Millatt
Keywords ww1 ww2
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

65

Article

Frederick Theobald of Great Wigborough died 26 August 1914
ID IYS_001
Title Frederick Theobald of Great Wigborough died 26 August 1914
Abstract

THEOBALD, FREDERICK GEORGE
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Bn.
Age 38
Date of death 26 August 1914
Service No.

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

66

Article

Alexander Charles Ponder of Great Wigborough died 13 October 1915
ID IYS_099
Title Alexander Charles Ponder of Great Wigborough died 13 October 1915
Abstract

PONDER, ALEXANDER CHARLES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, TF 137th Brigade, 46th Division.
Age 36
Date of death 13 ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords garr
Source Mersea Museum

67

Article

Frederick James Oxenham of Great Wigborough died 23 May 1917
ID IYS_153
Title Frederick James Oxenham of Great Wigborough died 23 May 1917
Abstract

OXENHAM, Frederick James
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: London Regiment (City of London Rifles) : 6th Battalion.
Age 22
Date of death 23 May 1917
Service No. ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

68

Article

Brierley Hall Estate
ID ML2020_008_022
Title Brierley Hall Estate
Abstract With the present planning issues going on for West Mersea at the moment. it is interesting to look back to the Brierley Hall Estate as laid out by architect E. Hollyer Evans of The Strand, London W.C. in 1909. From Seaview Avenue to a line one field to the East of Cross Lane there are some 480 ...
Published August 2020
Source Mersea Museum

69

Article

Bertram Charles Juniper of Great Wigborough died 15 Sept 1915
ID IYS_092
Title Bertram Charles Juniper of Great Wigborough died 15 Sept 1915
Abstract

JUNIPER, BERTRAM CHARLES
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Regiment in the 2nd Battalion. 12th Brigade, 4th Division.
Age 22
Date of death 15 September 1915
Service ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

70

Article

Frederick Hutley of Great Wigborough died 30 June 1916
ID IYS_105
Title Frederick Hutley of Great Wigborough died 30 June 1916
Abstract

HUTLEY, FREDERICK
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, 12th Battalion. 116th Brigade, 39th Division.
Age 34
Date of death 30 June 1916
Service No. ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Keywords Fred, brickhouse
Source Mersea Museum

71

Article

Alfred Charles Francis died 3 June 1917
ID IYS_154
Title Alfred Charles Francis died 3 June 1917
Abstract

FRANCIS, ALFRED CHARLES
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery: "D" Battery. 58th Brigade
Age 23
Date of death 3 June 1917
Service No. ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

72

Article

Charles Godfrey Bonner died 27 August 1918
ID IYS_194
Title Charles Godfrey Bonner died 27 August 1918
Abstract

BONNER, CHARLES GODFREY
Rank: Private
Regiment: Coldstream Guards 2nd Battalion. 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division
Age 34
Date of death 27 August 1918
Service ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

73

Article

Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough
ID PH01_EPR
Title Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough
Abstract Edward Ponder of Great Wigborough

Trawling through the Peldon and Wigborough Parish Magazines I came across three articles written by a Wigborough man, Edward Ponder, who I believe was born around 1916 although other biographical information is needed.

The first article is ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

74

Article

William Potter Bond died 14 May 1915
ID IYS_078
Title William Potter Bond died 14 May 1915
Abstract

BOND, WILLIAM CHARLES POTTER (also known as William Edward Bond)
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion,12th Brigade, 4th Division.
Age 18
Date of ...

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

75

Article

Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
ID PH01_HWS
Title Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
Abstract Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith

Henry William Smith was born in Peldon in 1853 and during his working life he was a horseman on a farm and farm labourer. He married Angelina Cousins (born 1857) in 1875.

In 1935 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and in honour ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

76

Article

The Whiting Family of Peldon
ID PH01_AGW
Title The Whiting Family of Peldon
Abstract

THE WHITING FAMILY OF PELDON

The picture above is taken outside the front (North West corner) of Games Farmhouse, Lower Road, Peldon, it was passed on by Tony Baldwin whose ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

77

Article

Mersea Island Horticultural Society
ID DIS2019_MIHS
Title Mersea Island Horticultural Society
Abstract In 2019, the Museum put on a display to celebrate 100 years of Mersea Island Horticultural Society summer shows.

MIHS was founded in 1876 and over the years, several shows have been missed because of wars and even pandemics, so we are now long past the centenary of the society.
The ...

Source Mersea Museum

78

Article

A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
ID PH01_PTZ
Title A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
Abstract Pete Hall Peldon Part 2
[ ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

79

Article

A History of Pete Hall Part 1
ID PH01_PTY
Title A History of Pete Hall Part 1
Abstract Pete Hall
Peldon
1046 - 1987
Part 1

Pete Hall (otherwise known as Peet or Peete Hall) Colchester Road, Peldon, Essex.

It remains uncertain as to when Pete ...

Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

80

Article

Essex Cheese
ID PH01_CSE
Title Essex Cheese
Abstract Essex Cheese

Fingringhoe Wick, Langenhoe Wick, Middlewick, Abbots Wick, Tollesbury Wick are all names we are familiar with in this part of Essex but what does 'Wick' actually mean?

Wicks were in fact shepherds' huts where sheep, grazing on the low-lying marshes of this coast, ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

81

Article

The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
ID PH01_HVL
Title The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
Abstract THE MYSTERY OF HONOR VILLA and GOING's COTTAGES

In investigating the history of houses in the village of Peldon where few of them are numbered, without the help of house deeds it is often impossible to identify a house by its current name. Even in Peldon's Tudor wills it is quite common ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published June 2020
Source Mersea Museum

82

Article

Mersea Water
ID ML2020_007_075
Title Mersea Water
Abstract I was born in West Mersea in February 1932 and was to drink water from the water tower for the next 33 or so years. My teeth have the brown stain under the enamel which a number of us locals (not all) have who were children during that period.

From a very detailed account published in the ...

Source Mersea Museum

83

Article

Peldon Tug of War Team
ID PH01_PTW
Title Peldon Tug of War Team
Abstract My recollections of Peldon's contribution towards the sport of Tug-of-War by John Hawes

My first experience of competing in a Tug-of-War competition occurred at the East Mersea village Fete' during early August 1973. At that time I lived in West Mersea, so I was over the border so to ...

Author John Hawes
Source Mersea Museum

84

Article

The Martins of Moor Farm
ID PH01_MTN
Title The Martins of Moor Farm
Abstract The Martins of Moor Farm

Moor Farm is the white weather-boarded farmhouse on the right of the main road travelling from Mersea to Colchester a few hundred yards on from The Peldon Rose. It ...

Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

85

Article

The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
ID GWG_CHC
Title The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
Abstract The Parish Church of St Stephen, Great Wigborough.

Beautifully situated on the top of a hill at the highest point of the parish, the tower of the church is a landmark for many miles around. The ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

86

Article

King's Head, Great Wigborough
ID GWG_KHD
Title King's Head, Great Wigborough
Abstract The King's Head, Great Wigborough, by the turn to Colchester off the Maldon Road. It was rendered and painted white in the 1950s, and is now a private house, known as the Olde Kings Head.

This story of the King's Head is rather incomplete. An inn is recorded as being at the site in the 17th ...

Source Mersea Museum

87

Article

Little Wigborough School
ID LWG_SCH
Title Little Wigborough School
Abstract Little Wigborough school was built in 1875 with room for 50 pupils. It was closed by 1894 and all trace has gone. Its location is shown on the map below.

Little Wigborough ...

Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

88

Article

Great Wigborough School
ID GWG_SCH
Title Great Wigborough School
Abstract

Great Wigborough School - Alan Theobald

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Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

89

Article

The Parish of Great Wigborough
ID SG01_031
Title The Parish of Great Wigborough
Abstract From the book "The Parish Registers of Great and Little Wigborough", by Mrs P.A.F. Stephenson, published in 1905.

Great Wigborough

The Parish of Great Wigborough contains about 2000 acres of land, 3 of water, 5 of tidal water and 80 foreshore. It is 7 miles south-west from ...

Author P.A.F. Stephenson
Source Mersea Museum

90

Article

Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née ...
ID PH01_LDM
Title Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née Starling
Abstract I don't have much in the way of photos of historical interest, although I could probably contribute some memories of people and places in the village when I grew up. As far as wartime information is concerned I never heard my parents mention the land girls building but my mother used to recall ...
Author Linda Di Mizio
Source Mersea Museum

91

Article

Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
ID DIS2019_MBY
Title Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
Abstract Major Alban Henley Olaf de Manbey was born 1881 and in 1906 he married Catherine Ward. In 1917 he was a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and had been awarded the Military Cross. The family acquired Barrow Hill Farm around 1930, probably after it was put up for sale in 1929. Catherine died in ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

92

Article

Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
ID PH01_NYM
Title Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
Abstract Approaching Abberton and Langenhoe on the main road towards Colchester from Mersea, there is a large, old, dilapidated house on the left completely swamped by overgrown trees, shrubs and brambles - a sharp contrast to Catalpas next door with its manicured hedges. Abandoned to the elements, and I ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2019
Source Mersea Museum

93

Article

Victory Day Street Party
ID ML2020_006_066
Title Victory Day Street Party
Abstract Photographs of 1945 Victory Celebrations on Mersea are rare. but Mary Crisp née Smith loaned us a picture of the Victory Day Street Party held in the Dawes Lane - East Road area. A similar photograph from Chloe Mole recently appeared on Facebook, with a helpful board at the bottom "Victory ...
Source Mersea Museum

94

Article

David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
ID OOD_039
Title David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
Abstract Ronald 'David' Wilson - The POW's Story

DAVID WILSON in 1947 and in ...

Source Mersea Museum

95

Article

Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
ID IYS_050
Title Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
Abstract

BATTEN, Thomas Bossence
Australian Rank: Private Australian Infantry
A.I.F. 26th Battalion
Age 19
Date of death 29 July 1916
Service No. 1718

Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

96

Article

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
ID SCH_VIC
Title Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
Abstract

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times. (1837 - 1901)

Mersea Island is joined to the mainland by a causeway, known locally as the Strood. Even today the Strood is subject to flooding at high tides and, in Victorian times it was made of shingle with posts along each ...

Author Chris Kirkman
Published February 2020
Source Mersea Museum

97

Article

The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
ID PH01_PDY
Title The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
Abstract

Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson

Transcribed by Geoff Gonella

The following account was found tucked into the Memorial Folder at St. Mary's church. It was in the form of a typed manuscript, marked-up with a note that it was an extract from the author's ...

Author Phyllis Day
Source Mersea Museum

98

Article

Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
ID MIS_2009_A34
Title Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
Abstract Kathleen Haines recorded her memories of V.E. Day during an exhibition in Mersea Museum, and they were published in Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 2009.

"We were there! We lived in Nottinghamshire at the time, and my father suggested we should have a family day out....and that ...

Author Kathleen Haines
Source Mersea Museum

99

Article

Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
ID PH01_RTD
Title Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
Abstract Bernard Ratcliffe of New Hall Cottages Little Wigborough died April 2020. This obituary was written by Anne Owen for Peldon Parish Magazine

Memories of Bernard Ratcliffe (Bernie)

Bernard Ratcliffe, of 1 New Hall Cottages, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough, sadly passed aw ...

Author Anne Owen
Published May 2020
Source Mersea Museum

100

Article

V.E. Day 8 May 1945
ID WW2_VED
Title V.E. Day 8 May 1945
Abstract Victory in Europe Day

There was a party and bonfire in the field between Brierley Hall and Cross Lane to celebrate V.E. Day. ...

Source Mersea Museum
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