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.

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51

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

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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

53

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

61

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

62

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

63

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

64

Article

Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
ID MIS_1995_A28
Title Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
Abstract This article was written in 1995 by Mary Jardine née French for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine.

Yes, I remember, even if it was 50 years ago! In June 1944 I was teaching in Southall in Middlesex when the first V1's began to fly over London. We called them "buzz-bombs" and, ...

Source Mersea Museum

65

Article

Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
ID MIS_1995_A29
Title Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
Abstract In 1995 Dr Alison Bush talked to Mary 'Joy' Gethen, mainly about Mersea during WW2, and wrote this article for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Mary was 93 at the time.

Mary Gethen was born in Canada, but came to Colchester when she was three years old , on a visit with her parents. ...

Author Alison Bush
Source Mersea Museum

66

Article

Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
ID MARG_127_021
Title Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
Abstract Thomas Frere and his Family's Connection to the British Slave Trade

East Anglia has been the home of the Frere dynasty from early times and it is considered that they are descended from the Normans. Henry le Frere of Suffolk is the first known recording of the Frere name in England in 1212 ...

Author Trevor Hearn
Keywords pete hall
Source Mersea Museum

67

Article

Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
ID MIS_1982_A02
Title Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
Abstract The text for this article was written by Joyce Gethen for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 1982. The photographs have been added, some of them from Joyce's collection at Mersea Museum.
Joy Gethen came to Mersea about 1906 at the age of 4 ...

Author M.J. Gethen
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum

68

Article

Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
ID PH01_FLU
Title Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
Abstract The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 caused more worldwide deaths than any pandemic before or since. In Britain 25 % of the population was infected and 228,000 died. Globally it killed five times more than WW1. The total number of fatalities is given as 50 million - some think that is a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

69

Article

West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM
Title West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract The West Mersea War Memorial was dedicated 22 September 1917. A newspaper report at the time describes the scene:

A memorial cross, in honour of Mersea Islanders who have given their lives for their country during the great war, was unveiled on Saturday by Mrs Horace Egerton Green, by ...
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

70

Article

Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM_1990
Title Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract On 22 September 1917, West Mersea had made and erected its War Memorial, which was dedicated on that day. The stem or the centre post carried the names of Mersea dead. As the death toll in that war rose, the memorial had to be extended into the more familiar shape at the base that we all know, ...
Author Ron Baldwin
Published September 1990
Source Mersea Museum

71

Article

History of Sleyes, Peldon
ID PH01_SLY
Title History of Sleyes, Peldon
Abstract

Sleyes
A Grade II listed building in Peldon, Essex

PELDON CHURCH ROAD 1. 5214 Sleyes TL 91 NE 17/26 II 2.
Mid C18, timber framed house ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

72

Article

Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
ID PH01_ARV
Title Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
Abstract ABBERTON RESERVOIR - what was there before?

Abberton Reservoir was constructed between 1936 and 1939 on the course of the Layer Brook. The valley between the four hills on which Peldon, Abberton, Layer and Great Wigborough Churches stand was predominantly farmland and few homes were ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

73

Article

Peldon in the Domesday Book
ID PH01_DMS
Title Peldon in the Domesday Book
Abstract Peldon in the Domesday Book

Twenty years after the invasion of England by the Normans, William the Conqueror called together his councillors to order a survey of the country, now known as The Domesday Book. This meeting in Gloucester at Christmas 1085 was reported in the Anglo-Saxon ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

74

Article

Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
ID PH01_SEQ
Title Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
Abstract Sequestration of The Reverend John Cornelius, Peldon's Rector, During the Civil War in 1643

[ Sequestration - the removal from his rectory and living and his goods confiscated ]

Political and religious conflicts between the supporters of King Charles I and Parliamentarians led ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

75

Article

Peldon and Henry VIII
ID PH01_HRY
Title Peldon and Henry VIII
Abstract Henry VIII and Peldon

In 1544 there is an entry in 'Acts not in the Parliamentary Roll' in which the preamble states that King Henry VIII 'this winter last past hath had divers and many of his ships royal lying and remaining in his haven and water called Colne in the county of Essex ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

76

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

77

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

78

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

79

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

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

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

85

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

86

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

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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

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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

89

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

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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

91

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

96

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

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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

98

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

99

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

100

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
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