Mary SQUIRE

Female 1879 -


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  • Name Mary SQUIRE 
    Born 29 Jul 1879  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1881  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1891  Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1901  Higher Hopcott, Wootton Courtney, Somersetshire. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Emigration 24 Apr 1908  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I308  Squire Family History
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2015 

    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,   d. 15 Feb 1939, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1877  Exton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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. [5]
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CROWE,   b. 1875, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1879 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 24 Apr 1908 - Glasgow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1881 Census (Findmypast website), 11 Mar 2012.
      Hemyock, Devon.
      Squire, Emily, Head, Married, F 29 1852, Farm Labourer's wife, Dunster, Somerset.
      Squire, William, Son, Single, M 2 1879, Hemyock Devon.
      Squire, Mary, Daughter, Single, F 1 1880, Hemyock Devon.
      RG11, Piece 2363, Folio 100, Page 3.
      Reg. District Wellington, Sub District Culmstock, Parish Hemyock.

    2. [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.

    3. [S8] 1901 Census (Findmypast website), 13 Sep 2015.
      HAYLLAR Alfred, Head, Married, M 31 years, Living on own means, Born 1870 Harrow Middlesex.
      FULLER Ellen, Visitor, Single, F 62 years, Born 1839 Chichester, Sussex.
      PAYTON Elizabeth, Servant, Widow, F 35 years, Cook (domestic), Born 1866 Dublin Ireland.
      SQUIRE Mary, Servant, Single, F 21 years, Housemaid (domestic), Born 1880 Devonshire.
      BOATFIELD Eli, Servant, Single, M 21 years, Groom (domestic), Born 1880, Somerset.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Wootton Courtney, Enum. District 4.

    4. [S26] Emmigration from UK (Findmypast), 22 May 2012.
      SQUAIR, Mary, single, female.
      Departure Port Glasgow, Scotland
      Destination Port Montreal, Canada.
      Birth day from age calculation 1882, age 26.
      Travelling companion John V CROWE.
      Ship Hesperian, official no. 124266.
      Master John A Fairfull.
      Steamship Line Allan Line Steamship Co Ltd.
      where bound Montreal, Canada.
      Square feet 15757.
      Registered tonnage 6124.
      Passengers on voyage 544.
      Findmypast passenger lists leaving England 1890-1960.

    5. [S31] UK Parish Mariages, 10 Jun 2020.
      On 15 July 1877, at Exton anglican church, Somerset.
      Groom Isaac SQUIRE, single, res Hemyock, Devon.
      Bride Emily GILL, single, res Exton, Somerset.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).