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3rd Generation (children of John and Anna) 

Levena (bap.25.4.1824, sometimes spelt Lavinia) seems to have been a lace maker all her life - at the time of the 1881 census she was aged 57, unmarried and living in Otterton. Living with her is 17 year old Jane Wormington: both are Honiton lacemakers, as were most of their neighbours. 

Thomas (bap.11.1.1829) was in Bristol in 1881, aged 52, working as a warehouseman (stationer) and living at 7 Heron Road, Bristol, with his wife Louisa and 20 year old daughter Annie Lavinia. Annie died on 25.4.1909 of epilepsy at 11 St Ronan's Avenue, Redland, Bristol. Her brother-in-law Edward Oaten registered her death. By this time her father Thomas (a printer's warehouseman) had already died and she was living with the Oaten family. Thomas died in 1888.

4th Generation (children of Henry and Sarah)

Simeon At the time of the 1891 census, Simeon was living with his parents at Bystock Lodge, and working as an assistant gardener. On 8.2.1896, Simeon married Ellen Phillips (living at 8 Bramham Gardens, South Kensington, daughter of George Phillips, a gardener) in the Kensington Chapel, Allen Street, Kensington. At the time of his marriage, Simeon was a gardener living at Bystock, Exmouth. According to the 1901 census, he was a gardener domestic living at West Lane, Paignton. He and Lucy had 2 children by then, Ellen (b.c1896 in Madron, Cornwall) and Emma (b.c1897 in Totnes, Devon). Simeon died aged 64 of Chronic Colitis on 25.9.1927 at The Homestead Cottage, Wildfern, Andover, Hampshire. His daughter Emily Bramsden of 25 King Henry’s Road, Hampstead, London, registered his death. Simeon was a gardener (domestic) at the time of his death.  

Henry On 5.7.1897, Henry (a servant, living at Downshire House, Belgrave Square, London) married Mary Ellen Bray (living at 14 Burleigh Avenue, Burleigh, London, daughter of William Bray, a servant) in St Michael's Church, Burleigh.  
Their son, Henry William was born on 13.6.1898. At this time, Henry and Mary Ellen were living at 1 Pirbright Gardens, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey.

Their son Henry William (an Air Mechanic 2nd class) died of pulmonary tuberculosis (2 months) aged 21 on 17.12.1919 during WW1. He died at Hogtrow, Hook Heath, Woking. According to his commemoration on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, Mary was known by her middle name Ellen, and she and Henry were living at Hogtrow Cottage, Hook Heath Road, Woking. To see his record of commemoration on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, click here. Henry senior’s occupation was given on his son’s death certificate as a gardener, a carpenter and joiner.  

Another son, Charlie (b.1904), an electrician journeyman, died at the Victoria Hospital, Woking, on 10.5.1930 of chronic tuboid tuberculosis of the lungs. At this time, he and Henry were living at Rosemead, Highclere, Horsell, Surrey

William At the time of the 1891 census, William was living with his parents at Bystock Lodge and working as an under gamekeeper. On 30.12.1896, William (a labourer living at Withycombe Raleigh) married Lucy Gooding (also living in Withycombe Raleigh, daughter of William, a labourer) in the Parish Church, Withycombe Raleigh. At the time of the 1901 census he was a gardener domestic living at Marley Lodge, Withycombe Raleigh. He and Lucy had the following children: Hector Claude (b.10.7.1898, died when only a few months old), Winifred (b.c1896) and Jack (b.c1899). When Hector was born, William and Lucy were living at Jubilee Cottages, Withycombe Raleigh. William was a gardener domestic. 

Mary Ann, a domestic servant, died of an exopthalmic goitre (chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland) and exhaustion at Metheralls, Lympstone, on 24.3.1929. Her death was registered by her niece H.M. Willsman, living at 108 Salisbury Road, Exmouth (not sure who this is).

John, a footman, was living and working in Bystock House at the time of the 1891 census. He died aged 20 of consumption (TB) on 25.10.1892 at Bystock Lodge.  

Ebezer At the time of the 1891 census, he was living with his parents at Bystock Lodge and working as an under gardener. On 27.10.1900, Ebezer (sometimes Heber), a butler (residing St George's Hanover Square, London), married Eleanor Augusta Bracey (living in Lingfield at the time of her marriage), daughter of George (a gamekeeper), in the Parish Church, Lingfield, Surrey.  According to the 1901 census they are living at Seymour Buildings Model Dwellings 30, Marylebone, London. Ebezer is a butler domestic. Ebezer and Eleanor had 2 children: Eber Henry (b.1902) and Edward George (b.1903). 

5th Generation (children of Thomas and Jessie) 

Florence Mabel (b.1886). The 1901 census gives 14 year old Mabs's occupation as Mistress National School. She later married George Robson(?). They lived in Thornbury, Bristol, near the Severn Bridge, George's father, a policeman, lived with them. Both Mabs and George were teachers. Mabs taught in a junior(?) school and George taught maths at Thornbury Grammar School. The actor Tony Britton was one of his pupils. Mabs had one child, stillborn. 

Albert (b.1892) served in the 1st/5th Bn., Devonshire Regiment, during WW1, having enlisted in Newton Abbot. He was a Private and his service number was 43530.He died of wounds on 4.12.1917 and is buried in Egypt, theatre of war was the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. His commemoration on the Commonwealth War Graves site can be seen here. Thomas and Jessie were living at 118 Reddenhill Road, Babbacombe, Torquay at the time. 

Tom Stanley (b.1897) lived in Torquay, Devon. He married an Welsh lady called Agnes and had 4 children, 3 girls and a boy. Tom was a good footballer in his youth.

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