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Re: Kingdon Family Help
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 29 August 15 07:14 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth could be with her family in 1861, hiding as Limber from High Bickington.  Looks like she is a servant in 1871.

Her Father William born Tawstock in about 1828/1830.

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Re: Kingdon Family Help
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 22:05 GMT (UK) »
Kingdon, Sydney John: Merchant Seaman; BT/351/1/607 WW1;
Notes: There is a Medals Record Card for a Sidney John Kingdon shown in the WW1 Board of Trade Merchant Seaman’s Medals; I believe that this is Sydney John Kingdon born 1882 in Barnstaple Devon; He was the son of John E. Kingdon (b.1855), of Barnstaple, England, a Fisherman, Shipbuilder & Bargeman & Elizabeth Limebeer from Barnstaple who married in ?? (she may have been previously married as there is a stepdaughter in 1891 Census); (Many members of this family emigrated to Manitoba in Canada ca.1906); In 1891 Sydney J. Kingdon was aged 8, a scholar, but recorded as living as an In Patient in the North Devon Infirmary in Barnstaple, Devon; There is no indication of his illness; In the 1901 Census Sydney Kingdon was aged 19 & living with his parents in #10, Signal Terrace, Barnstaple, Devon, his Father is a Shipwright & Bargeman, Sydney is a Bargeman working on his own account; In 1902 there are Ship’s Records for the “Wheatear”, #48880 out of Poole in Dorset, which has reference  to Sydney J. Kingdon (b.1881 Barnstaple) being a member of the Crew of the ‘Wheatear’ having joined 05.01.1902 in Newport as an Able Seaman but having left this ship on 15.02.1902 in Bristol; The record shows that his previous ship in 1901 was the “Acacia” out of Barnstaple; I understand that Sydney John Kingdon moved to Swansea in Wales as he appears to have Married a Mary Emily Sullivan, b.1889 Swansea, in Swansea in 1908; In the 1911 Census Sydney John & Emily Kingdon live at #81, Colbourne Terrace, Swansea, Glamorgan, wales, he is a General Labourer; I have no other records except that Sidney J Kingdon probably Died in 1947 in Wolverhampton at the age of 64; Further research  required to find his WW1 Merchant Seaman Records; (He was the Brother of Kingdon, John (Jack): Royal Field Artillery No: 49756 Rank: Sergeant 1914-1920 WO 372/23); (He was also the Brother of Kingdon, Bruce: #622376, Private, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment); who died aged 27 on 25th October 1916 in the Area of the Somme); (He was also the Brother of #174744 Sergeant George Kingdon of the Royal Garrison Artillery);

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Re: Kingdon Family Help
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Kingdon, Bruce: #A23151 & #622376, Private, B Company, 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment); – Died in WW1; Private Bruce Kingdon, was Killed in Action at the age 27 on 25th October 1916 in the Area of the Somme; This Soldier is Remembered with Honour in the Vimy Memorial at Pas de Calais in France; (This memorial is for WW1 Dead Canadian Soldiers & for WW1 Canadian Soldiers, missing, presumed dead in France, generally with no known grave); (Canadian records have him as Kingdon & Kingdom);


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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Notes: This is Bruce Kingdon who was born in Barnstaple, England on 21.04.1888; He was the Son of John E. Kingdon (b.1855), of Barnstaple, England, a Fisherman, Shipbuilder & Bargeman & Elizabeth Limebear, also from Barnstaple; (She may have been previously married as there is a Stepdaughter recorded living with the family in the 1891 Census called Elizabeth Jane Limebear, b.1875 Barnstaple); At the time of his Death in France, Bruce Kingdon was the Husband of Reta Viola Kingdon of 249, Kilbride Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba; In 1891 Bruce Kingdon lived with his parents in Potters Lane, Barnstaple, his Father was a Fisherman; In the 1901 English Census, Bruce Kingdon was aged 13 & living with his parents at #10, Signal Terrace, Barnstaple, Devon, his Father is a Shipwright & Bargeman; Bruce Kingdon probably emigrated to Canada on 21.07.1910 to visit his step sister Elizabeth Limebeer, who had married Richard Johns in Barnstaple in 1899 & emigrated to Manitoba, Canada in 1905, on the ‘SS Empress of Britain’ from Liverpool to Quebec; Bruce Kingdon is Rooming with another Policeman & his family in Winnipeg City in the 1911 Census of Canada, he is a Winnipeg City Policeman, but this record indicated that he had arrived in Canada in 1906 & not in 1910?; Bruce Kingdon married Reta Viola Wilson on 02.11.1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Private Bruce Kingdon enlisted at the age of 27 in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 17.05.1915 stating that he was an ex Winnipeg City Policeman & that he had previously served with the Royal Garrison Artillery, (Volunteers) in Devonshire, England; His attestation papers give his birth date of 21.04.1888 in Barnstaple, Devon, England & indicate that he was already married; His first attestation number was A23151, which was subsequently changed to #622376 when he joined the 44th Overseas Battalion, CEF; His unit sailed from Halifax to England on 23.10.1915 on the ‘SS Lapland’; During January 1916 Bruce Kingdon was admitted to Bramshott Hospital in England suffering with muscle rheumatism; He embarked for France on 31.08.1916; His wife was then living at #273 Atlantic Avenue, winnipeg in Canada; This soldier was one of 37 Other Ranks & 3 Officers who were killed during the 44th Battalion Operation Order #9; This was a failed attempt to capture a portion of ‘Regina Trench’ in the ‘Bricklands’ area of the Somme, due to  insufficient Artillery Barrage, on the day of 25.10.1916; I understand that his wife remarried to a William Arnold Drenner in Winnipeg on 01.04.1918 & lived at #478, Slater Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Awarded the Victory & British War Medals; He was not eligible for the 1914-15 Star; (He was probably the Brother of Kingdon, John (Jack): #49756 Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery, 1914-1920 WO 372/23); (The Brother of Kingdon, George: #45713, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery & #174744 Sergeant George Kingdon of the Royal Garrison Artillery); (He was also the Brother of Sydney John Kingdon WW1 Merchant Seaman);

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Re: Kingdon Family Help
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Bruce Kingdon