Lottie SQUIRE

Lottie SQUIRE

Female 1886 - 1968  (82 years)

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  • Name Lottie SQUIRE 
    • According to Faith Boxold, Lottie died at Lynton Cottage Hospital, Lynton, North Devon, England. She was living with Wal and Marg, at their present home 'The Falls', 22 Tors Road, Lynmouth, and had a stroke. She was moved to the hospital at Lynton, but rallied a bit and was moved to a home for elderly people. She then had another stroke, from which she died.



      There was a flood at Lynmouth in 1952, caused a lot of damage throughout the place, and it undermined the house that mum and dad were living in. They were running a Private Hotel and they and their guests had to take refuge in the upper rooms. All their personal posessions were in the basement which was flooded and filled with rocks and boulders. They lost most everything, only the guests' bedroom furniture was salvagable. Lorna and Len from Bristol came down and did what they could, also Wal from London (?). Mum and dad then went to live in Bristol with Lorna and Len, and it was after this that dad got ill and died. Then mum went to live with Wal and Marg at Lynmouth. Reg and I were in NZ at this time.



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      Letters from Faith Boxold.



    Born 12 May 1886  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1891  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1901  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 05 Aug 1968  Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I300  Squire
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 

    Father Isaac SQUIRE,   b. 02 Dec 1846, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1924, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Emily GILL,   b. 15 Apr 1851, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1939, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1877  Exton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In the 1881 census, Emily was at Hemyock with William and Mary; no sign of Isaac, and had four of their children here. They had moved to Staunton Cottage Alcombe Dunster by 1886 when Lottie was born. Emily's family is always shown as living in Lower Alcombe, so we guess the Gill family lived in Staunton Cottage. Emily's mum died in 1886 which coincides with the Squire's moving to Staunton Cottage. James Gill is shown on censuses as living with the Squire family in 1891 and 1901.

      The Smith family were neighbours to the Squire family, and in 1896, Charles Smith (b 1894) came to live with Isaac and Emily. Charles' mother had died, and his father was supporting a four year old severely disabled lad and several older children. Charles was still with the Squire family in 1901, but went on to serve in WW1 and later returned badly injured to live a long life in Bristol.

      Isaac and Emily's youngest daughter Lottie probably went into service in London, and met Thomas Isaac Gilson. They married and moved back to Alcombe, bringing two children. Interestingly, they lived next door to Charles' brother Harry. In 1914, Wally Gilson was born at the Squire's cottage.

      Isaac Squire died on 22nd December,1924, at the age of 78 years. They were still at Staunton Cottage, Staunton Meade. This cottage belonged to the Luttrell family, of Dunster Castle. After Isaac's death, Emily went to live with Thomas and Lottie Gilson, who had moved from Alcombe to Lynmouth (North Devon). Faith and Reg visited the U.K in 1985 and visited their grave, placing flowers from the garden at Staunton Cottage.

      I visited the cottage in 2007 with Wally Gilson, and met the current owner. We were invited to have a look inside, and I could visualise how different it must have been 100 years ago. Wally could describe to the current owner what the place was like in the 1920s. Many thanks to Mary Chorley from Bridgwater Somerset for the information about her grandfather Charles Smith and for the photo of Isaac and Emily, and to Daphne of Minehead-Online for the postcard photo of Staunton Cottage.
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Isaac GILSON,   b. 18 Nov 1884, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1953, Bishopston, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Lorna Mary GILSON,   b. 04 Dec 1909, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1984, Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Stanley GILSON,   b. 19 Jan 1913,   d. 18 Oct 1940, El Alamein, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Thomas Walter GILSON,   b. 21 Aug 1914, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 2008, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +4. Irena Faith GILSON,   b. 21 Dec 1919,   d. 1997, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1886 - Lynmouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Aug 1968 - Lynmouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] 1891 Census (Findmypast website), 10 Mar 2012.
      Staunton, Dunster, Rodhuish, Somersetshire.
      GILL, James, Head, Widower, M 77 1814, Retired Farm Labourer, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Isaac, Son-In-Law, Married, M 41 1850, General Labourer, Wiveliscombe Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Emily, Daughter, Married, F 39 1852, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, Mary, Granddaughter, F 11 1880, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, John, Grandson, M 9 1882, Scholar, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Annie, Granddaughter, F 6 1885, Scholar, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Lottie, Granddaughter, F 4 1887, Scholar, Dunster Somersetshire
      RG12, Piece 1864, Folio 23, Page 12.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. district 3.

    2. [S8] 1901 Census (Findmypast website), 10 Mar 2012.
      SQUIRE, Isaac, Head, Married, M 52 1849, Agricultural Labourer, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Emily, Wife, Married, F 49 1852, Dunster Somersetshire
      SQUIRE, John, Son, Single, M 19 1882, Coach Builder, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Annie, Daughter, Single, F 16 1885, Hemyock Devonshire
      SQUIRE, Lottie, Daughter, F 14 1887, Dunster Somersetshire
      SMITH, Charlie, Visitor, M 6 1895, Dunster Somersetshire
      RG13, Piece 2262, Folio 31, Page 30.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. District 2, Ecclesiastical District Dunster St. George.

    3. [S37] Marriage England Parish Records, 25 Jul 2018.
      On 8 August 1877, in the parish of Exton, Somerset.
      Groom Isaac SQUIRE, age 28 years, bachelor, occ labourer, res Hemyock Devon, father Isaac SQUIRE, dairyman.
      Bride Emily GILL, age 26 years, spinster, res Exton Somerset, father James GILL, labourer.
      Witnesses James SIMS, Elizabeth Charlotte LOCK.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).