Senior Family History

Senior Family Coat of Arms

According to a pedigree in Bigland’s Miscellaneous Collections in the College of Arms there was a family named SENIOR living at Shaftesbury in Dorset in the late Seventeenth Century (Christopher Senior was buried at St. Peter, Shaftesbury on 14 Sep 1742) and the following were brothers:

  1. CHRISTOPHER, of whom presently.
  2. William, m. 19 May 1696 at St. Peter, Shaftesbury, Christian Brine. He was buried at St. Peter, Shaftesbury on 3 Jan 1742/43 and she was buried at St. Peter, Shaftesbury on 26 Apr 1745 having had issue:
    1. Christian, bapt 13 Aug 1697 at St. Peter, Shaftesbury.
    2. Elizabeth, bapt 1 Feb 1699/1700 at St. Peter, Shaftesbury, buried at St. Peter, Shaftesbury on 15 Sep 1701.
    3. Elizabeth, bapt 25 Aug 1702 at St. Peter, Shaftesbury, d. unmarried and was buried at St. Peter, Shaftesbury on 25 Jan 1733/34.

CHRISTOPHER SENIOR, granted a patent from the Crown for 2,000 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica on 11 Nov 1690 (House of Lords Proceedings 1831-32 Appendix to CCCVI-CCCVII), m. Miss WALLER of Surinam (presumably Surinam Quarters in the parish of Westmoreland) and had issue:

BERNARD SENIOR, planter, of the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica (which was formed from the parish of St. Elizabeth in 1703), b. circa 1692, matriculated Hart Hall, Oxford, aged 17, on 11 May 1709, m. MARGARET, dau of WILLIAM DORRILL of Paradise in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, who d. 9 Jan 1723 and his wife MARY, who d. 27 Aug 1739, aged 63. He d. 13 Dec 1721 (and she m. 2ndly 1735, Hugh White, Colonel of Militia, who was buried at Westmoreland on 23 Aug 1750 having had issue) and she was buried at Westmoreland on 11 Oct 1757 having had issue:

  1. Christopher, Member of the Assembly for Westmoreland in 1757, owner of 4,036 acres in 1754, b. circa 1721, m. 18 Aug 1747 at Westmoreland, Deborah, dau of William Yeeles of the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and his wife Jane, dau of Sir William Keith, 4th Bt, Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania 1717-26, Surveyor-General of America, and his wife Ann Diggs (née Newberry). See KEITH – Complete Baronetage. He d. circa 1762 at sea and she was buried at Westmoreland on 19 Dec 1807 having had issue:
    1. Gilbert, of the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, m. 26 May 1776 at St. Ann, Mary, dau of William Lawrence of the parish of St. Ann (and she m. 2ndly William Hull of the parish of St. Ann and had further issue: 2 sons and 2 daus) and had issue:
      1. Christopher, b. 11 May 1777, bapt 12 Jul 1778 at St. Ann, who later added the surname Lawrence as a condition of the will of his uncle John Lawrence of the parish of St. Ann (Jamaica will dated 26 Jun 1780 and proved 27 Jul 1780) and d. 1 Jul 1812 at Tripoli in the parish of St. Ann having had issue:
        1. Christopher, b. 16 Jun 1809, bapt 7 Aug 1809 at St. Ann.
        2. Mary, b. 23 May 1808, bapt 12 Oct 1808 at St. Ann, m. 23 Sep 1834 at Port Royal, Charles McLarty Morales, M.D., Speaker of the House of Assembly. She d. 1858 and he d. 1865 having had issue. In 1917 his namesake was a Jamaican Rhodes Scholar, who subsequently played cricket for Jamaica.
        3. Sophia Elizabeth, b. 11 Feb 1811, bapt 2 Dec 1811 at St. Ann.
      2. Gilbert William, of Penshurst in the parish of St. Ann in 1818, bapt 2 Jan 1783 at St. Ann, d. between 1840 and 1848.
      3. Sarah Jane Keith, formerly of Penshurst in the parish of St. Ann, b. 11 Apr 1778, bapt 12 Jul 1778 at St. Ann, d. unmarried 1847 (P.C.C. will dated 11 Jan 1828 and proved 9 Nov 1848) and was buried at St. Ann.
    2. William Dorrill, an Officer in the Danish Service, d. unmarried 1784.
    3. Thomas Keith Yeeles, b. 18 Dec 1752, bapt 16 Aug 1753 at St. Elizabeth.
    4. Christopher, of Sherborne in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, b. Mar 1754, bapt 13 Jun 1754 at Westmoreland, buried at Westmoreland on 6 Jun 1804 having had natural issue.
    5. Robert Keith Yeeles, of Mosquito Cove in the parish of Hanover and Belmont in the parish of Westmoreland, b. 20 Jul 1756 at Shafton in the parish of Westmoreland, bapt 10 Mar 1757 at St. Elizabeth, had a Grant of Arms to be used by the heirs of his grandfather by letters patent from the Kings of Arms dated 9 Aug 1792, m. 20 Sep 1787 at Mount Edgcumbe, Jamaica, Mary Dun, dau of James Witter of Mosquito Cove and had issue:
      1. Christopher, Lieutenant, R.N., b. 23 Oct 1789 at Mount Edgcumbe, entered the Navy in H.M.S. Ethalion on 16 March 1803, appointed Lieutenant on 25 Jun 1810, served on the frigate H.M.S. Amelia and the 74-gun H.M.S. Ganges, present at the bombardment of Copenhagen in September 1807 and the blockade of the River Tagus in 1808, d. 26 Jun 1816.
      2. Robert Keith, of Belmont, Westmoreland and Mosquito Cove, Hanover, b. 23 Jan 1791.
      3. Hutchinson Scott, of Belmont, Westmoreland, b. 28 Aug 1801, bapt 9 Apr 1804 at Westmoreland, d. unmarried 7 Sep 1861.
      4. William, bapt 11 Jul 1807 at Westmoreland.
      5. Elizabeth Witter, b. 24 Sep 1788.
      6. Jane Keith, b. 28 Aug 1801, bapt 9 Apr 1804 at Westmoreland.
      7. Mary Ann, of Hopeton in the parish of St. Elizabeth, unmarried in 1861.
      8. Charlotte Puller, bapt 11 Jul 1807 at Westmoreland, buried at Westmoreland on 5 Aug 1807.
      9. Isabella, bapt 22 Nov 1809 at Westmoreland.
    6. Henry, b. 1 Nov 1757, bapt 3 Apr 1758 at Westmoreland.
    7. Margaret, of Elim in the parish of St. Elizabeth, b. 8 Feb 1755, bapt 3 Aug 1755 at St. Elizabeth, m. 24 Jan 1774 at Westmoreland, Dr. James Rowe, Physician to the Island Estate owned by Joseph Foster Barham, son of James Rowe. She was buried at Elim on 27 May 1781 and he was buried at Elim on 23 Apr 1799 having had issue:
      1. Deborah Margaret, b. 21 Oct 1778, bapt 16 May 1781 at St. Elizabeth.
    8. Deborah, b. 31 Jan 1760, bapt 2 Aug 1760 at Westmoreland, m. Dec 1775, Thomas Foster of Grove House, Chalfont St. Giles, eldest son of William Foster of The Bogue Estate, Jamaica and his wife Dorothy, eldest dau of Isaac Gale of Luana, Jamaica. See FOSTER formerly of KEMPSTON – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition and Gale Family History. He d. 1822 having had issue:
      1. Elizabeth Deborah, m. 28 Dec 1802 at St. Marylebone, Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Ussher, K.C.H., C.B., who commanded H.M.S. Redwing in the actions of 7 May 1808 and 31 May 1808 and conveyed Napoleon from Fréjus to Elba in 1814 while commanding H.M.S. Undaunted, son of Rev Henry Ussher, F.R.S., D.D., Astronomer Royal of Ireland, and his wife Mary (née Burne). See USSHER – Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland 1976 Edition and the Dictionary of National Biography. She d. 11 Jan 1835 at Halifax, Nova Scotia and he d. 6 Nov 1848 having had issue: 4 sons and 3 daus.
      2. Maria Catherine, m. Lieutenant William Pennefather, 85th Foot. He retired on half pay on 29 Jul 1819 and d.s.p. 1830 and she d. 14 Oct 1849 at Ramsgate.
      3. Dorothy Valeria, m. 1stly 3 May 1804 at Chalfont St. Giles, Captain William Fergus, R.N. She m. 2ndly Robert Strong and she m. 3rdly Baron Eisendecker.
      4. Emma Louisa Keith, m. 21 Jul 1814 at Chalfont St. Giles, James Esdaile Hammet, who d. 29 Jun 1832, aged 51, having had issue: 5 sons and 3 daus. The second son, Commander Lacon Ussher Hammet, R.N., H.M.S. Albion, b. 5 Jul 1820, bapt 30 Jul 1820 at St. Mary’s, Battersea, was killed in the trenches before Sebastopol on 17 Aug 1855 while commanding the batteries of the Right Attack of the Naval Brigade.
    9. Jane, m. 2 Nov 1791 at Bath, The Hon. William Leslie, fifth son of Alexander, 5th Baron Newark and his wife Elizabeth, dau of Captain Prince. See LESLIE – Burke’s Extinct and Dormant Peerages.
  2. BERNARD, of whom presently.
  3. Valeria, m. William Vassall of Luana in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, son of John Vassall and his wife Elizabeth, dau of Odoardo Lewis. See John Vassall and His Descendants published in 1920. He was b. 22 May 1720, d. 23 Jun 1745 and was buried at Hodges Pen in the parish of St. Elizabeth on 28 Jun 1745 having had issue:
    1. John, of Pond Penn, Luana, m. 16 May 1776 at St. Elizabeth, Elizabeth Brooks and d. 1779 (Jamaica will dated 20 Nov 1778 and proved 9 Aug 1779) having had issue:
      1. Valeria, b. 12 Aug 1778, bapt 10 Oct 1778 at St. Elizabeth and was buried at St. Elizabeth on 26 Jan 1779.
    2. Elizabeth, d. young and was buried at St. Elizabeth on 5 Mar 1743/44.

BERNARD SENIOR of the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, b. posthumously circa 1722, m. 4 Jan 1753 at Westmoreland, ELIZABETH, dau of JAMES GALE of the parish of Westmoreland. See Gale Family History. She d. on Rhode Island and was buried at Westmoreland on 7 Nov 1764 and he d. 10 Jan 1766 and was buried at Westmoreland on 12 Jan 1766 having had issue:

  1. JAMES GALE, of whom presently.
  2. Henry Christopher, apothecary, of Senior & Son, 30 Beech Street, Barbican in the parish of St. Luke, Old Street, London and later of 23 Nottinghill Terrace, Kensington, b. 24 Jun 1760, bapt 23 Dec 1760 at Westmoreland, m. 30 Aug 1794 at St. Mary, Marylebone, Rebecca Bridgman. He d. 24 Apr 1838 (P.C.C. will dated 13 Sep 1834 and proved 16 Jun 1838) and she d. 26 Mar 1841, aged 76, at Northend House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham having had issue:
    1. Henry Christopher, surgeon, of Kew Lodge, Kew Road, Richmond, b. 27 Feb 1791, bapt 25 Mar 1791 at St. Luke, Old Street, d. unmarried 13 Jan 1832 and was buried at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond on 19 Jan 1832 (P.C.C. will dated 18 Sep 1830 and proved 13 Jun 1832).
    2. George, chemist, of 3 Gunnersbury Place, Brentford, Middlesex, b. circa 1795, m. at St. Mary, Marylebone, (Vicar-General marriage licence dated 9 Feb 1835), Frances Woodward Williams of Bristol and d. 8 Aug 1857, aged 62, at Turnham Green (Will dated 26 Jul 1853 and proved 24 Feb 1858) having had issue:
      1. George Christopher, architect, licensee of The Plough, Wellington Road, Isleworth in 1881, wood milling machinist, of 10 Craven Cottages, Hofland Road, Hammersmith in 1891, b. 4 Aug 1842 at Gunnersbury Place, m. 13 Jun 1872 at St. Peter’s, Hammersmith, Louisa, dau of Thomas Ryde, carrier, of Beavor Lane, Hammersmith and d. 1908 having had issue:
        1. George, b. circa 1873, electrical instrument maker’s agent in 1891, electrical engineer in 1901.
      2. Frances Rebecca, of 1 Rose Villas, Wellesley Road, Chiswick, Middlesex, b. circa 1839, m. 1871, George Ryde, house builder, b. 3 Jun 1839, bapt 21 Jul 1839 at Isleworth, son of William Ryde.
    3. Maria Letitia, of Southend House, Montpelier Row, b. circa 1790, d. unmarried 19 May 1878, aged 88, at Ormond Terrace, Richmond (Will dated 30 Apr 1870 and proved 21 May 1881) and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in the plot purchased by her father.
    4. Harriet, b. 24 Oct 1792, bapt 15 Feb 1793 at St. Mary, Marylebone, d. unmarried 28 Jun 1848 at Twickenham.
    5. Caroline Louise, b. 25 Mar 1798, bapt 22 Aug 1798 at St. Luke, Old Street, m. at St. James’s, Clerkenwell (Vicar-General marriage licence dated 18 Nov 1824), her first cousin, James Gale Senior, youngest son of James Gale Senior (see below) and d. 13 Sep 1866 having had issue.
  3. Bernard, b. 13 Oct 1761, bapt 6 Jan 1762 at Westmoreland, buried at Westmoreland on 21 Jul 1763.
  4. Margaret, bapt 19 Jun 1754 at Westmoreland, buried at Westmoreland on 25 Nov 1755.

JAMES GALE SENIOR of Prospect Hill in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, an estate left to him by the Gale family, b. 26 Mar 1758, bapt 12 Dec 1758 at Westmoreland, m. 12 Sep 1785 at St. Elizabeth, LETITIA, dau of LEWIS BURWELL MARTIN, Member of the Assembly for St. Elizabeth in 1781, Assistant Judge of the Jamaica Supreme Court, and his wife ANN, dau of FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM. See Martin and Burwell Family Histories. After his death the estate was ruined through the incompetence of an agent and, following the emancipation of the slaves, when there was no-one to cultivate the land, it lapsed to the Crown. He d. 3 Feb 1797, aged 38, at the Hot Wells, Bristol (P.C.C. will dated 26 Sep 1796 and proved 4 Apr 1797), she d. 4 Dec 1797, aged 29, at Clifton (P.C.C. will dated 13 Oct 1797 and proved 11 Jul 1798) and they were both buried at St. Paul’s, Bristol (see monumental inscriptions) having had issue:

  1. LEWIS GOODIN, of whom presently.
  2. Bernard Martin, J.P., of Salt Spring in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica (2,000 acres inherited from the Gale family) and Compton Lodge (208 acres) in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and also of 47 Richmond Road, Barnsbury Park, Islington, Ensign 25 Jun 1808, Lieutenant 1 May 1809, granted 200 acres at Minto on 13 Dec 1809, Lieutenant and Adjutant, 102nd Foot (New South Wales Corps) 1807-12, returned to England on 12 May 1810, in command over 200 convicts in the Admiral Gambier during the voyage to Australia, arrived on 21 Oct 1808, Vestryman of St. Elizabeth in 1818, Assistant Judge of the Jamaica Supreme Court, author of Jamaica, As It Was, As It Is and As It May Be published in London in 1835, b. 28 Apr 1788, bapt 7 Mar 1789 at St. Elizabeth, educ Charterhouse, m. 29 May 1825 at St. Ninians, near Stirling, Scotland, Elizabeth Sclanders of the parish of St. Ninians. He was buried at St. Elizabeth in 1860 and she d. 4 May 1888 at Finsbury Park having had issue (with 4 other children):
    1. Montague James, b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 28 Oct 1829 and was buried in the Spring Vale burial ground in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
    2. Bernard Martin, b. circa 1831, d. 23 Mar 1837, aged 5, and was buried in the Spring Vale burial ground, Jamaica.
    3. Lewis John, Second Officer of the Crown Prince, drowned at Quebec on 7 Jun 1872.
    4. Theodore Gale, of Jamaica, who had issue:
      1. Martin Gale, steward, of London, b. circa 1852, m 1stly 1874, Rachel Eaton. She d. 1876 and he m. 2ndly 13 Mar 1878 at St. Stephen’s, Poplar, Katherine August, dau of William August Howe, cooper, and had issue:
        1. Martin Charles Theodore William, L.D.S., R.C.S.Eng., of 7 Spencer Gardens, Eltham, London SE9, b. circa 1879, m. 1905, Ada Emma Hastie and d. circa 1941 having had issue.
    5. Arthur Henry Ponsonby, Member of the London Stock Exchange, Central Bank of London, of 121 Wilberforce Road, Finsbury Park, London, b. circa 1849 in Jamaica, m. 20 Jul 1875 at St. Matthew’s, Canonbury, Islington, Emily, youngest dau of Charles Birch of Halliford Street and great-niece of George Moore, watchmaker, of Croydon, father-in-law of John Gott Spencer, stockbroker, of Linton, Benhill Street, Sutton. In 1891 he had his nephew William S. Parcells, stockbroker, b. circa 1868 in Jamaica, living with him. William and his elder brother Arthur were educ at Oak Villa Academy, Main Road, Bexley, Kent. He d. 16 Apr 1895, aged 46, at 121 Wilberforce Road, the children were ‘adopted’ by John Gott Spencer and Emily lived later at 276 Long Lane, East Finchley and d. 24 Oct 1936 (Will dated 3 Jul 1929 and proved 24 Dec 1936) having had issue:
      1. Martin Roy Ponsonby, b. 1878, living in 1891.
      2. Malcolm Mainwaring, d. 16 Nov 1888 at 121 Wilberforce Road.
      3. Effie Ponsonby, b. 1876, unmarried in 1929.
      4. Dorothy Ponsonby, b. 1881, unmarried in 1929.
      5. Elsie Gladys, of 215 Franklands Village, Haywards Heath, Sussex, b. 1885, d. unmarried 13 Dec 1961 (Will dated 23 May 1950 and proved 15 Jan 1962).
    6. Elizabeth Helen, b. 19 Dec 1828, bapt 14 Jan 1829 at St. James, Pentonville, m. 27 Dec 1845 at Christchurch, Argyll Square, London, Henry Bateman, F.R.C.S., of Islington Green, Lay Minister of New Jerusalem Church, Islington, son of Thomas Bateman, schoolmaster and later timber merchant, of Burton-on-Trent and his wife Jane (née Jordan). He d. 21 Nov 1880 and she d. 28 Jan 1910 having had issue: 2 sons and 11 daus.
    7. Emily Margaret, b. 16 May 1830, bapt 17 Oct 1830 at St. Elizabeth, m. as his second wife, The Hon. John Salmon, of Fullerswood Great House in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Custos of St. Elizabeth, last President of the Privy and Legislative Councils of Jamaica 1856-65, owner of Fullerswood, Vauxhall, Maggotty, Middlesex and The Kepp estates.
    8. Sophia Frances, b. 19 Oct 1836, bapt 6 Nov 1837 at St. Elizabeth.
    9. Anna Matilda, b. 7 Jul 1838, bapt 8 Apr 1839 at St. Elizabeth.
    10. Octavia Farquharson, b. 27 Aug 1841, bapt 2 Sep 1842 at St. Elizabeth.
    11. Mary Louisa Salmon, b. 17 Jun 1847, bapt 17 Oct 1847 at St. Elizabeth.
  3. James Gale, of the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, 10 Goulden Terrace, Islington and 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, b. circa 1793, m. at St. James’s, Clerkenwell (Vicar-General marriage licence dated 18 Nov 1824), his first cousin, Caroline Louise, youngest dau of Henry Christopher Senior (see above) and his wife Rebecca (née Bridgman). He d. 22 Jan 1861, aged 68, at 4 Hill Rise, Richmond and she d. 13 Sep 1866 at 4 Hill Rise, Richmond having had issue:
    1. James Christopher, of 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, b. 20 Nov 1827, bapt 21 May 1828 at St. James, Pentonville, m. Ada Selina, dau of John Thomas Robinson of 16 Clarence Place, Camberwell, Surrey and d. 12 Oct 1860 at The Barracks, Black River in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica (Will dated 21 Jul 1860 and proved 8 Oct 1866).
    2. Frederick Bernard (obituary), solicitor, of 4 Hill Rise and later of 2 Gloucester Gardens, Richmond, Clerk to the Richmond Vestry for 43 years, solicitor to Richmond Town Council, first Town Clerk of Richmond Corporation, b. circa 1831, m. 14 Sep 1867 at St. Andrew’s, Burnham, Somerset, his first cousin, Agnes Letitia (correspondance), b, 6 Dec 1830 at Cotham, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, only dau of Alfred Estlin, solicitor, of Burnham, Somerset and his wife Letitia Maria, only dau of James Gale Senior (see below). He d. 18 Feb 1916, aged 85, at 2 Gloucester Gardens and was buried in Richmond Cemetery on 23 Feb 1916 and she d. 26 May 1920 at 5 Abbotts Road, Middlesex (Will dated 26 Mar 1916 and proved 18 Jun 1920) and was also buried in Richmond Cemetery having had issue:
      1. Francis Gerald (Frank), solicitor, of 26-27 Budge Row, Cannon Street, who lived at 45 Clifford Road, South Norwood, b. 29 Dec 1868 at 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, bapt 5 May 1869 at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, qualified as a solicitor in Jul 1893, buried in Richmond Cemetery on 24 Nov 1939.
      2. Bernard Lewis, b. 4 Aug 1871 at 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, living in 1915.
      3. Isabel Marion, of 23 Bryanstone Road, Winton, Bournemouth, b. 19 Dec 1869 at 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, bapt 4 May 1870 at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, d. unmarried 16 Sep 1947 (Will dated 25 Jan 1940 and proved 12 Nov 1947) and was buried in Richmond Cemetery.
    3. Theodore Henry, of 30 Disraeli Road, Putney, b. circa 1837 in Notting Hill, d. unmarried 1884 in Camberwell, aged 47, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.
    4. Augustus Reeve, M.R.C.S., surgeon, of Great Baddow, Essex, bapt 18 Sep 1839 at St. John, Richmond, m. 2 Sep 1868 at Rettendon, Essex, Frances, fourth dau of Richard James Meeson of Rettendon. He d. 11 Apr 1870 at York Road, Lambeth and she lived later at 44 Leyspring Road, Leytonstone, Essex and d. 16 Jan 1898 having had issue:
      1. Florence Maud, of 44 Leyspring Road, Leytonstone, b. circa 1870 at Witham, Essex, d. unmarried 17 Feb 1929.
    5. Caroline Rebecca, b. 17 May 1826, bapt 16 May 1827 at St. James, Pentonville.
    6. Lucy Harriet, b. 4 Dec 1831, bapt 11 Apr 1832 at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, d. 1851.
    7. Agnes Maria, of 4 Hill Rise, Richmond, b. 14 May 1833, bapt 17 Jul 1833 at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond, d. unmarried 1907.
    8. Frances Ellen, b. 1841, d. 31 Jul 1853, aged 12.
  4. Letitia Maria, of Somerton and later of Clevedon, Somerset, b. 15 Oct 1789, bapt 15 Oct 1790 at St. Elizabeth, m. 18 Mar 1825 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Alfred Estlin, solicitor, of Burnham, Somerset, second son of Rev John Prior Estlin, LL.D., Minister of Lewin Mead’s Chapel, Bristol for 46 years (see the Dictionary of National Biography) and his second wife Susanna, dau of Nicholas Bishop. He was b. 24 Mar 1791 and d. 11 Oct 1856 at Somerton and she d. 12 Jan 1864 at 2 Pembroke Place, Clifton, Bristol having had issue: 2 sons and 1 dau (see above). See monumental inscription in Lewin Mead’s Chapel.

LEWIS GOODIN SENIOR (later HUSEY-HUNT) (correspondance) of Compton Castle, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, b. 25 Jul 1786, bapt 7 Mar 1789 at St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, educ Charterhouse, m. 9 Jan 1809 at St. Augustine’s, Bristol, ELIZABETH, youngest dau of GEORGE HUSEY, linen draper, of Salisbury, Wiltshire and later of Compton Pauncefoot and his wife JENNY, dau of WILLIAM COSTER, baker, of Salisbury. See HUSEY-HUNT late of COMPTON CASTLE – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1906 and 1925 Editions and Husey Family History. He assumed by Royal Licence on 15 Jun 1833 the names Husey-Hunt in lieu of Senior. She d. 6 Oct 1832, aged 47, and was buried at Compton Pauncefoot on 10 Oct 1832 and he d. 12 Aug 1844 at Compton Pauncefoot and was buried at Compton Pauncefoot on 17 Aug 1844 having had issue:

  1. Lewis, b. 10 Dec 1809, bapt at Yarlington, Somerset, d. unmarried 1 Apr 1829 and was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
  2. Bernard, of Compton Pauncefoot and Lewes, Sussex, a childhood friend of Edward Lear, the well-known artist, with whom he travelled in Switzerland and Italy in 1854, b. 9 Apr 1811, bapt 29 Jan 1812 at Woolston, Somerset, assumed by Royal Licence in 1844 the names Husey-Hunt in lieu of Senior, m. 28 Apr 1840 at St. Edmund, Salisbury by his brother-in-law, Rev P.J. Watherston, his first cousin once removed, Jane, youngest dau of William Bennett Blackmore, linen draper, of Salisbury and his wife Elizabeth (née Coster). He d.s.p. 24 Mar 1894 at Compton Pauncefoot and she d. 11 Dec 1895. See the memorial window in Compton Pauncefoot Parish Church and Coster Family History.
  3. JAMES, of whom presently.
  4. George, M.D., of 133 High Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, b. 27 Sep 1818, bapt 9 Dec 1819 at Tewkesbury, educ King’s School, Bruton, m. 3 May 1849 at Fordingbridge, Elizabeth Theresa Willis, widow of John Calvert Moore of Twickenham and third dau of H.A. Hardman of Laura Place, Southampton. He d. 10 Oct 1858 and was buried in Salisbury Cemetery and she d. 7 Apr 1889 at Lucerne Villa, Brading, Isle of Wight having had issue:
    1. Dorothea Elizabeth, b. 28 Jan 1850 at Fordingbridge, m. 22 Oct 1889 at Brading, William John White, yeoman, of Brading, son of Thomas White.
  5. John, solicitor, of 2 New Inn, The Strand, 10 Park Road, Lambeth and 7 Court Road, West Dulwich, b. 5 May 1820, bapt 5 May 1821 at Tewkesbury, educ King’s School, Bruton, m. 13 Jan 1858 at St. Martin, Salisbury, his second cousin, Agnes, dau of William Blackmore, linen draper, of Milford House, Salisbury and his wife Eliza Sharpe (née Shorto). He d. 15 Oct 1888 (Will dated 14 Sep 1858 and proved 7 Nov 1888) at 7 Court Road and she d. 10 Dec 1905, aged 76, at The Hermitage, Crane Bridge Road, Salisbury (Will dated 5 Dec 1905 and proved 29 Dec 1905) having had issue:
    1. William, B.A., barrister-at-law, of Wakefield and Leeds, b. 20 Feb 1860, bapt 15 Mar 1860 at Trinity Church, Gray’s Inn Road, London, educ Dulwich, Clare College, Cambridge, called to the Bar on 23 Mar 1897, d.s.p. 28 Jan 1937 at 13 Alexandra Mansions, Chelsea.
    2. Lewis, b. 13 Nov 1861, educ Dulwich.
    3. Bernard, C.M.G., I.S.O., M.L.C., Treasurer and Commissioner of Stamps, Ceylon 1909-23, of Dean, Kintbury, Berkshire, b. 23 Jun 1865 at Merton, Surrey, bapt 30 Jul 1865 at Wimbledon, educ Dulwich, served in the Colonial Service in the Gold Coast, Cyprus, South Africa and Ceylon, m. 1stly 31 Mar 1891 at St. Mary’s, Andover, Hampshire, Florence Mary, younger dau of Septimus Briggs Farr, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., of Chantry House, Andover. She d.s.p. 26 Aug 1915 at 32 Horten Place, Colpetty Ward, Colombo, Ceylon and he m. 2ndly 5 Sep 1916 at Little St. Mary’s, Cambridge, Marguerite Sara, younger dau of Lieutenant Colonel Alan Sidney Wentworth Stanley, D.L., J.P., of Longstowe Hall, Cambridge. See WENTWORTH-STANLEY of HIGH WYCH – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1965 Edition and Who’s Who. He d. 3 Jul 1934 and she d.s.p. 22 Jan 1947 at Cambridge.
    4. Elizabeth (Lizzie), b. 8 Jan 1859, bapt 18 Feb 1859 at Trinity Church, Gray’s Inn Road, m. 24 Aug 1887 at St. Luke’s, West Norwood, Montague Charles, youngest son of Rev Richard Nevill Cornwall, M.A., Vicar of Eynsford, Kent.
    5. Mabel Agnes, bapt 21 Feb 1869 at St. John the Evangelist, Lambeth, m. 31 Jul 1889 at St. Martin, Salisbury, George Henry McCausland, insurance clerk, second son of Rev Abraham Hillhouse McCausland, Rector of Wishaw, Warwickshire.
    6. Ethel Blanche, b. circa 1872 in Brixton, m. 4 Jun 1892 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Wincanton, Somerset, Ernest Oliver Scallon, M.D., M.R.C.S., L.S.A., of Wincanton, of Lansdowne House, Romsey, later a Councillor of Poole, second son of Thomas Nash Scallon of The Provident Institution, Trafalgar Square and brother of General Sir Robert Scallon, G.C.B., K.C.I.E., D.S.O., J.P. She d. 23 Dec 1920 at Romsey, Hampshire and he d. 30 Mar 1933 at Salkeld, Balmoral Road, Parkstone, Dorset having had issue.
  6. Henry, banker’s clerk, b. 10 Dec 1821, bapt 11 Dec 1822 at Tewkesbury, educ King’s School, Bruton, serving a sentence in Norwich Castle at the time of the 1851 Census, ‘The Jurors for our Lady the Queen upon their oath present that Blomfield John Rix, late of the parish of Diss, yeoman, and Henry Senior late of the same parish, yeoman, on the first day of January in the twelfth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria at the parish aforesaid being then and there employed as Clerks to Thomas Dyson did by virtue of their said employment then and there and whilst they were so employed as aforesaid receive and take into their possession certain money to a large amount to wit to the amount of one thousand and five hundred pounds for and in the name and in the account of the said Thomas Dyson their master and the said money then and there fraudulently and feloniously did embezzle’. They were tried by jury before Sir Frederick Pollock and were sentenced to ‘be severally imprisoned and kept to hard labour in the House of Correction at the Castle of Norwich for the terms following, that is to say the said Blomfield John Rix for the term of eighteen calendar months and the said Henry Senior for the term of twelve calendar months, such terms respectively to commence on the sixth day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty’ (see Chancery Proceedings KB28/589/2), according to a pedigree of the Husey-Hunt family at the College of Arms he was ‘married and living in parts beyond the seas’ by 1861, emigrated to the United States and d. 22 Apr 1870 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  7. William, bapt 22 Nov 1827 at Tewkesbury, educ King’s School, Bruton, d. unmarried 5 Mar 1845 and was buried at St. Edmund, Salisbury.
  8. Eliza Jane, b. 8 Sep 1812, bapt 22 Sep 1812 at Woolston, m. 25 Apr 1838 at St. James’s, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Rev Peter John Watherston, M.A., Vicar of Charlton Horethorne 1840-44, son of Thomas Watherston, Royal Navy. He d. 27 Oct 1844 having had issue:
    1. Rev John, M.A., of Titchfield, Hampshire and 3 Brunswick Buildings, Weymouth, Dorset, educ St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, d. unmarried 9 Aug 1875.
    2. Margaret, of Osmington Cottage, Osmington, Dorset and Ingleside, Lowrey Road, Southsea, Hampshire, b. circa 1840 at Hadleigh, Essex, d. unmarried 8 Apr 1907 (Will dated 14 Feb 1906 and proved 31 May 1907).
  9. Letitia Hunt, b. 19 Jul 1816, bapt 15 Aug 1817 at Tewkesbury, m. 15 Feb 1836 at Neuwied-am-Rhein, Germany, John William Coster, M.D., of Castle Cary, Somerset, son of Robert Joseph Coster, surgeon, of Witheridge, Devon and his wife Joanna (née Paddon). He d. 10 Nov 1846 and she d. 5 Apr 1875 at 28 Versailles Road, Anerley, Surrey having had issue (with 3 daus):
    1. John Lewis, of Opawa, New Zealand, founder and Managing Director, New Zealand Shipping Company, Member of the House of Representatives for Heathcote 1884-86, b. 1838, m. 1870 in Melbourne, Australia, Ellen, dau of The Hon. Stephen George Henty of Portland, Victoria, Australia. See HENTY – Burke’s Colonial Gentry and the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. He d.s.p. 17 Dec 1886 at Opawa.
    2. Edward Stafford, of Ashburton, New Zealand, b. 10 Apr 1843 at Castle Cary, emigrated to New Zealand in 1859, owned Blackford Station, near Mount Hutt 1865-89, m. 1877, Agnes, dau of The Hon. Stephen George Henty (see above) and had issue: 1 son and 6 daus.
  10. Emma Husey, b. 5 Jul 1823, bapt 27 May 1824 at Tewkesbury, m. 3 Aug 1848 at Compton Pauncefoot, Henry O’Reilly Hoey of Knuzden within Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who d. 22 Mar 1861 at 32 Upper Brunswick Place, Hove having had issue.
  11. Julia, of 3 Brunswick Road, Hove, b. 13 Jul 1825, bapt 22 Nov 1827 at Tewkesbury, m. 16 Aug 1860 at Lindfield, Sussex, Rev Marmaduke Laurence Sharpe, of Lindfield, fifth son of Rev Lancelot Sharpe, F.S.A., M.A., Master of Dr. Saviour’s Grammar School 1828-45, and his wife Jane Mary (née Harrison). He d. 30 Sep 1891.

Rev JAMES SENIOR (later HUSEY-HUNT), M.A., Vicar of Compton Pauncefoot 1839-1897, b. 27 Oct 1814 at Galhampton House, near Castle Cary, Somerset, bapt 21 Sep 1815 at Tewkesbury, educ King’s School, Bruton, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, m. 1stly 13 Jul 1852 at the residence of Her Britannic Majesty’s Minister Plenipotentiary, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, LOUISA FRANCES, bapt 20 Feb 1827 at Mayfield, Staffordshire, third surviving dau of DANIEL SMITH of Mayfield and later of Heilsberg, near Dresden and his wife HARRIETT, second dau of THOMAS JEKYLL RAWSON, J.P. See RAWSON of SOWERBY – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1972 Edition and Smith Family History. He assumed by Royal Licence in 1894 the names Husey-Hunt in lieu of Senior. She d. 22 Jun 1865 at The Rectory, Compton Pauncefoot having had issue:

  1. James Hubert, solicitor, b. 20 Apr 1853 at Compton Pauncefoot, educ Marlborough, played two games of first-class cricket for Gloucestershire in a side that included W.G. Grace in 1880, m. 29 Aug 1888 at Hove, Sussex, Emily Ina Moutray, dau of Rev Augustus James Parsons, Rector of St. Anne’s, Lewes 1862-98. He assumed by Royal Licence in 1898 the names Husey-Hunt in lieu of Senior and sold the Compton Castle estate in Jun 1911. He d. 13 May 1924 at 61 Wilbury Road, Hove and she d. 20 Jun 1946 at Church Fields, Patcham, Sussex having had adopted issue:
    1. Dorothea Joyce, of Long House, Combe Warren, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey (letters), m. 27 Feb 1917 at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, Captain Reginald Cedric Boustead, Middlesex Regiment, third son of John Melvill Boustead of Westfield, Wimbledon Common and Colombo, Ceylon. He d. 19 Dec 1954 at Kixes, Sharpthorne, Sussex and she d. 15 Feb 1963 at Church House, Lechlade, Gloucestershire having had issue.
  2. Henry Jekyll, of Compton Pauncefoot, b. 5 May 1859, had an accident involving his throat as a child making it difficult for him to speak, d. unmarried 18 Mar 1950 at Ludwell, Wiltshire (grave photograph).
  3. Selina Frances, of Aldermoor, Southampton and later of Aldermoor House, Branksome Avenue, Bournemouth, b. 26 Jun 1854 at Compton Pauncefoot, m. 8 Jul 1875 at Compton Pauncefoot, Lieutenant Colonel William Stancombe Sinkins, J.P., 8th Foot (later The King’s Regiment), later Colonel, 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, only son of John Sinkins of Frome, Somerset. He d. 24 Apr 1917, aged 74, at Southampton and she assumed by Royal Licence in 1926 the names Husey-Hunt in lieu of Sinkins. She d.s.p. 3 Dec 1942 at Cavendish, 51 Braidley Road, Bournemouth (Will dated 13 Dec 1937 and proved 17 May 1943) and was buried at Compton Pauncefoot (grave photograph).
  4. Harriett Elizabeth, of The Cottage, Compton Pauncefoot, b. 19 Aug 1855, d. unmarried 21 Jan 1933 and was buried at Compton Pauncefoot on 25 Jan 1933 (grave photograph).
  5. JANE HUSEY, of Hillside, Bidborough, Kent, b. 21 Mar 1857 at Compton Pauncefoot, bapt 17 May 1857 by her father at Compton Pauncefoot, m. 31 Aug 1886 at Compton Pauncefoot, Major General WILLIAM ALLAN, Colonel of the Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot), second son of ALEXANDER ALLAN, advocate, of Edinburgh and his wife JAMIMA, only dau of WILLIAM YOUNGER, brewer, of Craigielands, Dumfriesshire. See Allan Family History. He d. 12 Jul 1918 and she d. 1 Jun 1939 having had issue.
  6. Louisa Knight (Louie), of Elstowe, Jenner Road, Guildford, Surrey, b. 18 May 1860, m. 23 Aug 1892 at Compton Pauncefoot, Major William Henry Wreford-Brown, Essex Regiment, eldest son of William Wreford-Brown of Boxwell Court, Clifton, Bristol and his wife Clara Jane, dau of Henry Clark. See WREFORD-BROWN formerly of VENN – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1965 Edition. He d. 28 Nov 1941 and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery and she d. 6 Apr 1952 (Will dated 14 Jul 1947 and proved 11 Oct 1952) having had issue:
    1. Kathleen, of Chithams Lodge, Billericay, Essex, b. 4 Dec 1894, m. 10 Apr 1920 (marriage dissolved) at Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, Brigadier Rintoul George Edward Carolin, Essex Regiment, son of Thomas John Carolin of Glenard Terrace, Dublin and d. 15 Apr 1976 (Will dated 7 Oct 1953 and proved 18 Jun 1976) having had issue: 2 daus.
  7. Emily Rawson, of Compton Pauncefoot, b. 15 Jun 1861, d. unmarried 1 May 1921 and was buried at Compton Pauncefoot on 4 May 1921 (grave photograph).
  8. Eleanor Catherine (Nellie), of Cadbury House, North Cadbury, Somerset and later of West Hill, St. Leonard’s-on-Sea, m. 12 Jun 1884 at Compton Pauncefoot, Frederick James Wentworth-Bennett, J.P., 29th and 36th Foot, elder son of Captain Frederick Wentworth-Bennett, J.P., 69th Foot, of Cadbury House and his wife Catherine Eliza, dau of John Thomas Croft of Wick in the parish of Brislington, Somerset. He committed suicide in Bournemouth on 25 Jun 1908 and she d. 22 May 1944 at Battle, Sussex (Will dated 16 Aug 1940 and proved 26 Oct 1944) and they were both buried in the Bennett family vault in North Cadbury Parish Church (see monumental inscriptions) having had issue:
    1. Montague Frederick Wentworth, of 88 Philbeach Gardens, London, b. 1885 at Cadbury House, d. unmarried 12 Feb 1957 at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.
    2. Vere Cyril Wentworth, Lieutenant, R.G.A., and The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, unmarried, b. 4 Jun 1887 at Cadbury House, d. of pneumonia in Italy on 13 Oct 1918.
    3. Ivan Provis Wentworth, Captain, 7th Battalion, Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, b. 1891 at Lone Villa, Rodwell, Weymouth, educ Wellington, killed in action at Trones Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 13 Jul 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
    4. Una Violet Wentworth, b. 18 Jan 1890 at Emperor’s Gate, South Kensington, m. 1stly 7 Sep 1911 (marriage dissolved) at St. Stephen’s, Gloucester Road, Major Percy Douglas Saxton, M.C., South Staffordshire Regiment and 20th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Infantry (Brownlow’s Punjabis), Indian Army, elder son of George Saxton, Ceylon Civil Service and had issue: 3 daus. She m. 2ndly Major Frank James, 28th Cavalry, Indian Army, second son of Rev Frank James of Edgeworth Rectory, Cirencester and d. 27 Aug 1970 (Will dated 9 Feb 1965 and proved 19 Mar 1971).
    5. Vere Dorothy Wentworth, of Jacobs Farm, Sedlescombe, Sussex, b. 1 Nov 1896, m. 24 Feb 1926 at All Souls’, Langham Place, Captain Arthur Loraine Claude Fuller, 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers), later the agent for the Wills family at Littlecote, Berkshire, son of Henry Claude Fuller of The Mill House, Kempston, Bedfordshire and his wife Mary Georgiana, dau of Francis Henry Beaumont, D.L., J.P., of Buckland Court, Betchworth, Surrey. See BEAUMONT, Baronet – Burke’s Peerage. He d. 5 Mar 1958 (Will dated 12 Jan 1952 and proved 2 Jun 1958) and she d. 2 Dec 1973 (Will dated 17 May 1967 and proved 27 Feb 1974) having had issue: 1 son and 1 dau.
  9. Laura, d. 14 Mar 1863, aged 8 months, at The Rectory, Compton Pauncefoot (grave photograph).

He m. 2ndly 17 Nov 1868 at St. Stephen’s, Westbourne Park, London, Ellen, second dau of George Fursdon, J.P., of Fursdon, Devon and his wife Georgina, dau of Haynes G. Alleyne of Barbados. See FURSDON of FURSDON – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1969 Edition. She was b. 11 Mar 1828 and d.s.p. 10 Mar 1880 at The Rectory, Compton Pauncefoot and he d. 16 Apr 1897.