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Gloucestershire / Re: 55 St Michaels Hill, Bristol
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 13:52 GMT (UK)  »
Robert JAMIESON - WW1 records are on Ancestry

joined up 9 March 1917

He was 36 years and 8 months and a Baker & Confection

He married: Florence Jane KING - Register Office St Peter's Bristol 24 December 1904

and the address  on his Enlistment is 55 St Michael's Hill. Bristol.

Lots of pages ..... He served in Tortona Italy and examined there - 10 September 1919  and documents about him taking a driving test for heavy vehicles etc.

Had moved later on, but was still a Confectioner and Cake Maker (can't quote the 1939 Register entry)

Gloucestershire / Re: 55 St Michaels Hill, Bristol
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 13:32 GMT (UK)  »
1911 England Census Summary Books
Gloucestershire : Bristol : Clifton : District 28

Page 11 of 11

55 St Michaels Hill (Private House)

Mr Jamieson - two males, 1 female - total 3

either side of him at No. 53 - is Miss Sullivan (on her own)

and 57 - has Mr Davies - five males, two females

(just need to find them now on the census ) which will give number of rooms.


1911 Census -
Page 476 of 607

Robert JAMIESON - Head aged 32 - married  6 years, two children born, one alive, one dead
Pastry Cook  born Winchestrer, Hampshire
Florence Jane - wife aged 35  Help in House, born Bristol, Gloucester
Robert Maurice  -  born, Bristol Gloucester

5 rooms

Signature: Robert JAMIESON
Postal Address: St Michaels

next page

Name of Head or Family os Separate Occupation : Mr Jameison

Postal Address: 55 St Michael Hill, St Michaels, Bristol

Registration District: 319
Number of Registration Sub-District 1
Number of Enumeration District : 28


Your Ancestor was a Confectioner and Robert a Pastry Cook.   ? Was it a Shop

Gloucestershire / Re: 55 St Michaels Hill, Bristol
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 13:09 GMT (UK)  »
If you Google

Bomb damage St Michael's Hill Bristol Bristol

Bomb damage buildings on Bristol's St Michael's Hill 1944

shows a photo

also, just Google St Michael's Hill Bristol photos ...... more pics on the net  inc

Number 48 and attached front area railways / 48-52 St Michaels Hill


1911 Summary Sheets - so far

District 26
Seems to gove from No. 2 St Michael's Hill - 17 St Michaels Hill

next  is

79 St Michaels Hill


Another section as Isaac SCREEN and his family at 146 St Michael's Hill

Still trying to find the 'odd house numbers'  the even number aare listed in Bristol, Clifton, District 27

56 being a Public House - (Callaway)


There is also on eBay

bb-37 St Michael's Hill

a postcard dated 1920 of the Hill

Gloucestershire / Re: Surname Keffell
« on: Thursday 14 January 21 11:36 GMT (UK)  »
Just having another look for you.....

When William PURNELL - (Yeoman) - married Grace KEFFELL by Licence at Bristol, St james - 5 May 1776, witnesses: George WOOKEY and Thos KNIGHT.  William PURNEL signed his name, but Grace just marked with an X - so she couldn't read.


There is a Long Ashton, Somerset, 1778 -

Mr George WOOKEY Snr of this Parish, (Farmer) - marrying Charity WICKHAM - witnesses, William STEVENS and George WOOKEY Jnr.

These is also an Abraham PURNALL married Sarh PRIGG - on the same page (35 of 39)


Somerset England Marriage Register - - at Burrington

George WOOKEY of this Parish, Batchelor,
Betty CAPELL - of this Parish, Spinster -  (again signed with an X)

4 May 1773

??? is there an outside chance, Betty CAPELL (might be a KEFFLE)

There is a Public Members Tree on Ancestry for Betty CAPPELL/CAPEL/CAPLE marrying George WOOKEY

Gloucestershire / Re: Surname Keffell
« on: Thursday 14 January 21 08:32 GMT (UK)  »
There is a James SWEET and Esther FEAR - married at Bristol St James, 12 April 1789.

Gloucestershire / Re: Surname Keffell
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 17:25 GMT (UK)  »
On Page 65 of 209 : Bristol England, Bristol Temple (right in the left hand corner at the top - part of the page not photographed is says in the transcript on Ancestry

Name: Purnell
Gender: Gemale
Event : Baptism 1779-1784

parents: William and Grace


..... original says : daughter of William and Grace PURNELL


I was trying to read the witnesses to Ann PURNELL's first marriage to William MANN in 1802 and could just about read Hester ....... then John ANGEL - who seems to witness a few weddings.

Then looking at her second marriage to George HILL in 1802 - James SWEET was a witness - and then realise it's Hester SWEET - who witnessed her first marriage.

Gloucestershire / Re: Surname Keffell
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 15:10 GMT (UK)  »
? one daughter - I can find Ann - but also Grace

Looking on Ancestry, Bristol, England Baptisms, Marriage and Burials etc

Page 42 of 209

8 January 1778

Fanny - daughter of William & Grace PARNELL


Page 69 of 209

5 June 1778

Ann - daughter of William & Grace PURNELL

2 September 1788
? The burial of William PURNELL - (Fever) - aged 41 buried at St Phillip & St Jacob, states he was from St Nicholas.

There was another William PURNELL in St Nicholas, having children with his wife Jane.

Gloucestershire / Re: I Alms or out
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 08:38 GMT (UK)  »
I listened (on Zoom) a talk about 'The Parish Chest' and how the Church was responsible for keeping the records 16/17/18th century -  for many years, listing:  claims, causes of deaths, payment,  etc etc.  It was basically The Record Office for the Parish.

In some of the old registers on Ancestry, I have seen the population tables written in the back of the register, number of families/males/females/children and number of people engaged in occupations.

Also about the Curfew Bell (on Wikipedia) - was a bell rung in the evening (8 o'clock  in Medieval England)  a signal for everyone to go to bed - which in some areas lasted until the 18th century. The curfew bell is still rung at 8 pm every evening, St Peter's Church Sandwich.

Gloucestershire / Re: Surname Keffell
« on: Tuesday 12 January 21 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
There is an Index of Bristol Wills 1572-1792 on Ancestry and does list

John KESTELE - dated: 1788

So this must be the John KESTLE - who buried 30 January 1788 at St James, (in my later message)

Ancestry: UK Poll Books and Electoral Register, Bristol 1774


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