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201 Although Susannah started off in life with the middle name Sarah and this changed to Frances at her marriage, I consider this to be one and the same woman. There is no evidence of a birth of a Susannah Frances Barker and no marriage or death for an appropriate Susannah Sarah Barker. (The Susannah Sarah Barker who married William Whellock in 1879 was born in about 1834 in St Georges in the East, London.) Barker, Susanna Frances (I10585)
202 Although the marriage and death records of John's second wife give her the first name Diana/Dina, it seems quite possible that this was to cover the fact that John married his deceased wife's sister. The 1901 census shows John's second wife as Kate Hamley, aged 38, born in Rotherham - this profile matches that of his sister-in-law, Kate Simpson. No record of a Diana Simpson born in the Rotherham area in about 1862 has yet been found, nor is there a match for Diana in the 1891 census, when a 28 year old Kate Simpson was living unmarried with her parents. Family F1042
203 Although the transcript of the Cranbrook parish register has a baptism for an Alice Weller, of Stevan, registered on 15 May 1614, it seems likely that this should have read Alex or Alexander. Stephen refers to his son Alexander in his will but makes no mention of a daughter, Alice. The ordering of his sons in his will, suggests that Alexander was born between John and Dence. Weller, Alexander (I3246)
204 Although the West Wratting parish register transcript gives her father's name as "Rich", it seems likely this is a mistake for "Mich" as only one couple - Michael and Ann - had any other children baptised in West Wratting at this time and this baptism is at an appropriate interval from the other children's ceremonies. Lofts, Ann (I12588)
205 Although this seems unlikely given the long distance between London and Pontefract, where Ralph and Mary went on to have children, it appears very likely that the Hannah Langstaff, daughter of Ralph and Mary of Starr Yard, was a child of the same couple. A Hannah Longstaff was married to John Mountain in Pontefract in 1795 and Ralph was a witness to the wedding and Hannah's age of 59 at her burial in Pontefract on 31 January 1827 fits with the London baptism. There are no other mentions of Ralph and Mary Langstaff in the indexes to London parish registers published by Ancestry or on the IGI for London. Langstaff, Ralph (I13065)
206 An 18-year-old Benjamin Belsham sailed to the Cape of Good Hope on the vessel Dalhousie on 24 March 1850 together with his uncle, Joseph. Their passage was paid for by the parish of Castle Camps. Belsham, Benjamin (I1540)
207 An advertisement in The Times which appeared on 13 June 1918, suggests an illustrious future career for this Phyllis Lansdell.

Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company (Established 1869.) Controlling Directors, Mrs. Rosa and Alfred Van Noorden SEASON OF GRAND OPERA IN ENGLISH By arrangement with George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard at the SHAFTESBURY THEATRE Propr. - Joseph Benson ----- LAST WEEK TO-NIGHT, at 7.15, DON GIOVANNI. Phyllis Lansdell, Eva Turner, Florence Barron : Edward Davies, James Pursall, Frederick Clendon, Fred Lewis, Arthur Winckworth. Conductor, Henriquez de la Fuente. FRI., - 7.15 ...... MADAME BUTTERFLY A 24-page illustrated SOUVENIR of the JUBILEE OF THE COMPANY will be given to EACH MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE To-morrow (Friday). SAT. MAT., 2 ......TALES OF HOFFMANN SAT. EVG., 7.15 ......FAUST (In honour of the centenary of the birth of Gounod.) Box office, 10 to 10. Gerr 6066 June 17, THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE.

Although there is no direct evidence connecting Phyllis Lansdell, daughter of George and Alice, with the opera singer, Phyllis Lansdell, there are two items of circumstantial evidence supporting the connection. Firstly, the name was relatively rare and the two Phyllis Lansdells would have been of a similar age. Secondly, and compellingly, the mother of the Phyllis Lansdell, born in Ashton under Lyne in about 1891, was described as a music and singing teacher in the 1881 census. 
Lansdell, Phyllis Elsie (I2742)
208 An alternative marriage for Joseph & Elizabeth Simpson may be the one recorded in the IGI between Joseph Simson and Eliz. Hollingworth, on 1 January 1780 in Staveley, Derbyshire - a town about 17 miles south-south-west of Conisbrough. Finningley, Nottinghamshire is about 10 miles east of Conisbrough. Family F305
209 An article on the front page of the News of the World for Sunday, 4 November 1900 tells of Louisa Lansdell's tragic death:
Sutton has been shocked by the terrible suicide of Miss Landsell, a maiden lady 50 years old, who killed herself in a cab on Friday morning. Miss Landsell was well known in Sutton. She lived with her aged mother in a nice house called the Ferns in Cedar-road. About 12 months ago her father, who was an independent gentleman, died, and left her plenty of money. For years Miss Landsell had not been in a satisfactory state of health. Her nerves and her eyes troubled her. She always wore blue spectacles, walked about in an aimless sort of way, and had a curious whim for riding about the neighbourhood in cabs. That seemed to be her particular delight. On Friday morning she went up to the cab-rank in the station-road, and said, "I want a cab with a nice soft seat. I am going for a long drive." She got into one, but jumped out immediately. "Too much light comes through the windows," she said. "I want something darker." She found something darker, and told the driver to go steadily. The driver tells the following story:-- "She says to me, 'Which is the way to the Cottage Hospital?' I told her, and she said, 'Well, take me for a drive round that way -- only remember, I want to call at the hospital before I return.' So I drove off, and pulled up at the hospital, which is about a couple of miles from the station and got down.
" 'Here you are, miss,' I says; but as there was no answer I got down and opened the door. The lady was lying huddled up in the front of the cab, with her head on the seat! I thought she had fainted -- so I lifted her up. Then I found that my hands were all wet and warm, and I turned deadly sick when I found that the wet was the lady's own blood! I got some of the people out of the hospital in a moment; but the poor thing was stone dead. We found a laudanum bottle, half empty, on the floor of the cab, and a razor all over blood lying in her lap. It seems that she took the laudanum first, and then set to work to hack herself about with the razor. First she gashed the side of her throat, then she opened the big veins in her legs, and then she cut right through the veins in her wrists and arms. It was an awful sight! The cab floor was swimming in blood, and the cushions were soaked with it. I never saw such a terrible thing in all my life!"
Lansdell, Louisa Elizabeth (I2736)
210 An Elizabeth Weller was also baptised on the same day. She may have been a twin sister who died young. If so, she may be the Elizabeth Weller who was buried in Cranbrook on 9 Jan 1571. Weller, Joan (I2197)
211 Ann's monumental inscription appears to suggest she was born in about 1744 but this would have made her too old to produce her younger children so is probably an error in transcription of either her age or, more probably given I have not located a burial, her date of death. Bourner, Ann (I420)
212 Appears likely that the baptism register inaccurately recorded his first name. Potter, John (I4116)
213 Article in Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London), Sunday, December 9, 1877
Yesterday's Law
Exchequer Division
Cricket Field Amenities. - Mr. Justice Hawkins and a common jury had before them the case of "Arnold v. Lansdell," which was an action for assault, the damages being laid at 500l. - The defendant admitted the assault and paid 20s. into court as sufficient compensation. - Mr. Arthur Arnold, the plaintiff, said he was a farmer at Lamberhurst, near Tunbridge Wells, and member of a cricket club held there, and for three years he was its treasurer. On the 15th July last year a match was being played, and plaintiff was sitting on a chair in the field. The defendant came in, and plaintiff said he could come and see a match if he would not play one, the observation having reference to the defendant having promised to attend a former match, and then both failed to appear or send a substitute. There was some more talk about cricket, and defendant took hold of plaintiff's coat, rubbed his knuckles across plaintiff's mouth, knocked his hat over his eyes, and then told him to come out like a man and fight. - Mr. John Lansdell, the defendant, said he was a farmer, and his land adjoined that of the plaintiff. He got into the cricket field, and saw plaintiff, Tunnel, and Boots sitting together on chairs. He went to the chair farthest from the plaintiff and sat down. Plaintiff referred to the previous match, and called him a counterfeit. Then plaintiff began talking about defendant's crops, and called his farming abilities into question. He annoyed him in this way some time, and then referred to a relation of the defendant, whose domestic circumstances were unhappy. Upon this defendant rose, objecting to such matter being made public, stood in front of the plaintiff, put his hand upon the straw hat he wore, and said, "Look here, Arthur, I have had enough of this; if you are a man, get up, if not leave me alone, or else I shall make you." He never rubbed his knuckles over the plaintiff's mouth, and did not knock the straw hat over his eyes, but it went down over one eye. - The Judge: You mean that it could not have got over his head unless the crown had come out and the brim gone down on to his neck (laughter). - Witness: Yes. - Mr Waddy: I suppose you told him to get up for the purpose of fighting him? - I thought he would be quiet at that, as he had not much of a heart. - Witnesses having been called by both plaintiff and defendant, the jury found that a sufficient sum had been paid into court. This amounted to a verdict for the defendant, for whom judgment was entered.

Liverpool Mercury etc., Saturday, January 31, 1880
Gazette News.
Petitions for Liquidation by Arrangement.
J. Lansdell, late of Lamberhurst, Kent, farmer, but now of Tonbridge, Kent, commercial traveller.
A. Arnold, Lamberhurst, Sussex, farmer and corn dealer.
Lansdell, John (I470)
214 Article in The Times, Saturday, 23rd June 1866
- To Hotelkeepers, Police Officers, and others. - MISSING, since the evening of the 14th inst., from 15, Wellington-square, Hastings, Mr JAMES LANSDELL, 44 years of age, 5ft 2 or 3 in. high, stout, dark hair (turning gray) cut rather short, a little bald on the top of the head, small, dark whiskers worn on the chin (also turning gray), a small wart on the left temple. Dressed in a black cloth morning coat, black vest and trousers, black merino scarf with small mourning pin, black cloth overcoat, red flannel shirt, and black hat with mourning band. Had a large sum of money in his possession, and a large silver watch, maker Moore and Sons, No.28989, also several account books. Linen marked "J. Lansdell" in ink. The above reward will be paid to any person who will give such information as will lead to the discovery of the said Mr. James Lansdell to Mr. Glenister, Chief of Police, Hastings, Sussex. - 19th June, 1866.

Article in The Caledonian Mercury, Monday, 25 June, 1866
General Intelligence.
Mysterious Disappearance of a Gentleman.
- The Hastings and St Leonard's Chronicle states that a feeling of gloom has prevailed among many of the inhabitants of Hastings during the past few days in consequence of it becoming known that Mr James Lansdell, of Wellington Square, had been missing since the evening of Thursday last. It appears that on the evening in question Mr Lansdell took a walk to St Leonards with his wife and another member of his family, and leaving them near the Subscription Gardens said he should extend his walk a little further westward. They expected to meet him on leaving the gardens, but did not do so, and although strict inquiry has been made, it appears that he has not yet been heard of. The general impression is that he has met with an untimely end. Mr Lansdell had a large sum of money in his possession and a large silver watch, also several account books. Linen marked "J. Lansdell" in ink. The deepest sympathy is felt for the family. 
Lansdell, James (I3018)
215 As an illegitimate child, no father was listed on Harriet's birth certificate. However, the middle name "Marsh" which was never utilised in subsequent documents, is a strong indication of her father's surname. The name appears very frequently in south-east Cambridgeshire so a positive identification is unlikely.

Despite having an illegitimate child in her late teens, in later life Harriet was apparently harsh upon village girls who underwent the same experience. She contributed to, and may even have led, the "tin-kettling" of girls who had become pregnant outside wedlock. [As told by Fred Smith] 
Potter, Harriet Marsh (I1197)
216 As Joan was mentioned in the will of her father (buried 16 September 1597) but not that of her mother (buried 14 October 1597), it is extremely likely that she was the Joan Weller buried on 4 October. Weller, Joan (I2197)
217 As no father's name was given in the record of his second marriage, it is likely he was illegitimate. Broyd, Edward (I1400)
218 As she is not mentioned in her father's will, written on 5 December 1838, it is assumed that Sarah died before this date. Westran, Sarah (I1144)
219 Assisted emigration on the ship Dalhousie, paid for by the parish of Castle Camps. Belsham, Benjamin (I1540)
220 Aston Parish Church is no longer standing. Aston Villa Football Ground was constructed on the site. Family F175
221 At his master's death, Sir Robert appears to have been owed £530 by him, of which he only received a small proportion. Sharpeigh, Sir Robert (I7244)
222 At sea Richardson, Charles Taswell (I11840)
223 At sea Waters, James Sydney (I4651)
224 At the time of the baptism of their son Robert in 1793, they were described as "poor". Family F2102
225 Atherstone Registration District, Warwickshire Rankin, John (I7878)
226 Axminster Registration District, Devon Trevelyan, Walter Calverley (I3910)
227 BA Perceval, Spencer (I7599)
228 BA (6th Wrangler) 1832, MA 1835 Russell, Revd Richard Norris (I9534)
229 Baps 1558-1851
Mar 1558-1851
Banns 1754-1812
& 1822-1826
Burials 1558-1851
Considerable gaps. Missing years supplied from Bishops Transcripts. Collated with BTs. Indexed Typescript. 
Source (S62)
230 baptism of Mary Talver Talver, Mary (I495)
231 Barnet Registration District, Hertfordshire Lansdell, Anna Maria (I2507)
232 baseborn son of Beatrice, privately baptised Balls, John (I1286)
233 Biggleswade Registration District, Bedfordshire Hayward, Alvina (I10260)
234 Bingham Registration District, Leicestershire Weatherell, Robert James (I11629)
235 Birth registered in Jul-Sep quarter, 1884. Simpson, George Arthur (I798)
236 Both bride and groom were described as widowed. Family F1882
237 Both bride and groom were from Rolvenden and they were married by licence. Family F1963
238 Buried at sea. Martin, Unnamed (I2966)
239 Buried in Conisbrough churchyard with husband, Phillip and son, Fred Crookes, Elizabeth (I6314)
240 By 1851, he was also described as a pauper. Bye, William (I12447)
241 By certificate, witnessed by William Thompson and Elizabeth Westran. Family F148
242 By licence Family F105
243 By licence Family F400
244 By licence Family F396
245 By licence, witnessed by Abigail Dickinson, John Crowther, Reuben Batty and Wm Roberts. Family F883
246 By special licence. Family F948
247 Cambridge Independent Press, 15 June 1876: 'WESTON COLVILLE - John Williams 50, labourer, pleaded guilty to a charge of housebreaking and stealing therein 10lbs of lard, value 10s, the property of David Smith, at Weston Colville, on the 3rd of January 1876. He was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour.' Quarter Sessions Records - Epiphany 1876: The Queen v. Williams This day an Indictment was preferred by David Smith against John Williams for Housebreaking and Larceny Which Indictment was found by the Grand Jury to be a True Bill And the said John Williams being present here in Court and having heard the said Indictment read pleaded Guilty thereto Whereupon it is considered by the Court and Ordered that thie said John Williams be imprisoned in the House of Correction for this County there to be kept to hard labor for the space of twelve calendar months. Williams, John (I50)
248 Cambridgeshire's "hedge-side poet" Withers, James Reynolds (I12218)
249 CAMdex shows the marriage taking place in 1849 instead of 1848, but this appears to be an error as the GRO indexes also confirm the 1848 date. Family F1159
250 Captain Edward Packenham commanded H.M.S. the Resistance, destroyed by lightning in the East Indies, when the captain and nearly all the crew perished. Pakenham, Captain Edward (I5307)

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