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Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 21:11

Okay.....

Census 1891

Name: Charles Lindley Burdgman
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Relation: Nephew
Gender: Male
Where born: Devon, England
Civil parish: Ilfracombe
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
Town: Ilfracombe
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Registration district: Barnstable
Sub-registration district: Ilfracombe
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1778
Folio: 72
Page Number: 20

Household Members:
Name Age
James John Mansfield 50 Ironmonger Exmouth<<<<<<<<<<
Maria Baken Mansfield 52
Charles Lindley Burdgman 18 nephew Ironmonger's apprentice<<<<<<<<
Lionel Burdgman 16 nephew
Elizabeth Warder 21

EDIT Burdgman could be Bridgman on the image, which would tie in with the following birth:

Births Jun 1873 Bridgman Charles Lindley Barnstaple 5b 467

and the other nephew mentioned:

Births Jun 1874 BRIDGMAN Lionel Barnstaple 5b 476

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 21:01

We haven't even started on James John Mansfield as no details were provided to start us off by Colin.

Noticed this - is there a link?

Auckland City Council Engineers Department Register of Employees 1901-1930

MANSFIELD, Charles Lindley Bridgman


Name MANSFIELD, Charles Lindley Bridgman
Designation Clerk
Service From 5.3.1926
Location Patteson Street, Depot
Address 14 Altham Avenue, Mount Albert

To order this record, please note the following: Archives Reference: ACC 237 Item No: 10 Page No: 62
Record Title: Register of Employees


http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 20:53

The Jubilee school rooms at Barnstaple that Marie Celeste mentioned previously, designed by Lindley Bridgman in 1894.

Image on this page:

http://www.ribapix.com/index.php?a=subjects&s=item&key=SYToyOntpOjA7aTo0ODg7aToxO3M6OToiRXhjaGFuZ2VzIjt9&pg=24

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Dec 2012 19:37

Looks like Lindley's wife and daughter going to SA:

Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960

Name: Mrs L BRIDGMAN
Date of departure: 21 November 1903
Port of departure: Plymouth
Destination port: Cape
Destination country: South Africa

Date of Birth: 1852 (calculated from age)
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Sex: Female
Occupation: Nil
Notes:
Passenger recorded on: Page 1 of 3
The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -
Miss C BRIDGMAN (age 21)

Ship: CORINTHIC
Official Number:
Master's name: J Sealby R N R
Steamship Line: Weekes Phillips & Co
Where bound: New Zealand
Square feet: 15034
Registered tonnage: 7832/12231
Passengers on voyage: 74

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 19:09

Two of William and Elizabeth's daughters remained spinsters in 1861.

(Eliza is actually recorded as unmarried on the census image, not married)

Census 1861:

Address: Boutport Street, Barnstaple County: Devonshire

BRIDGEMAN, Eliza Burgess Head Married F 40 1821 Dressmaker Employing 5 Females Barnstaple, Devon
BRIDGEMAN, Susanna Sister Unmarried F 42 1819 House Keeper Barnstaple, Devon

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Dec 2012 19:06

Just posting odds and ends that I find:

THE CORNISHMAN - 4 February 1904

"Marriages"

ROWE - BRIDGEMAN. December 23rd at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, President Street, Johannesburg Soyth Africa, by the Rev. Frank Hawlkey - John Harris Rowe of Turfontein, Johannesburg to Constance Bridgman of Devonport, only daughter of Lindley Charles Bridgman, architect and surveyor, late of Ilfracombe, North Devon.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 13 Dec 2012 18:41

North Devon Journal - 17 January 1889

In a review of a concert given by a Mr S Bridgman at the Victoria Promenade:
"Mr Lindley Bridgman (of Barnstaple) has a substantial baritone voice which he used with effect, but his first song "The Raft" was not a wise selection for so large a place and for a mixed audience, the pianissimo parts being almost inaudible".
_________________________________________________________________

North Devon Journal - 22 October 1891

Lindley Bridgman, a surveyor from Barnstaple, was a witness in a court case about damage to a house caused by alterations.
_________________________________________________________________

North Devon Journal - 18 May 1893

Long article about new schoolrooms being built at Barnstaple and the laying of the foundation stone. The building was designed by Mr Lindley Bridgman of Ilfracombe and were described as "worthy of the cause and an ornament to the town".

(There was an article in the same newspaper 18 May 1905 about the Congregational Centenary at Barnstaple and it makes much reference to the pioneering schoolrooms designed by Lindley. It is described as having "ample lavatory accommodation" and there is a photo of the building).

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 18:41

This might be totally unrelated to your William Bridgman, but one of the Bideford baptisms had a father named John. Could he/his family possibly have moved from Bideford to Barnstaple at some point?

Surname: Bridgman
Forename: John
Age: 77
Year: 1837
Month: Aug
Day: 17
Notes:
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Record source: Devon Burials - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 18:33

William's death:

Surname: Bridgman
Forename: William
Age: 48
Year: 1836
Month: Aug
Day: 27
Notes:
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Record source: Devon Burials - Transcripts

EDIT Guess that means it was 10th Oct 1835 he left the Militia.

Death of his infant daur Elizabeth?

Surname: Bridgman
Forename: Elizabeth
Age: 10 Weeks
Year: 1821
Month: Mar
Day: 6
Notes: D Of William
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Record source: Devon Burials - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 16:10

?????

name: William Bridgeman
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 30 Mar 1788
baptism/christening place: BIDEFORD,DEVON,ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Bridgeman
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jane
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C05032-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 916812, 916813

Or possibly this one. Shame the actual birth dates aren't given.:

name: William Bridgeman
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 04 Jan 1789
baptism/christening place: BIDEFORD,DEVON,ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Richard Bridgeman
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Margaret
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C05032-1
system origin: England-ODM


If it's the first one, then it could be William named his firstborn son John after his own father.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 15:48

There is this record for a William Bridgman in the North Devon Militia.

Birthplace given as Bideford rather than Gosport though. Have you verified William's birthplace as Gosport , Colin, or was it just an educated guess?

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription

First name(s): William
Last name: BRIDGMAN
Calculated year of birth: 1788
Parish of birth: Bideford
Town of birth: Bideford
County of birth: Devon
Age at attestation: 7 years
Attestation date: 6 February 1795
Attestation corps:
Attestation soldier number:
Discharge rank: Drum Major
Discharge corps: North Devon Regt Of Militia
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO97 / 1093 / 4

He served from age 7 yrs,
6th Feb1795 to 7th May 1802,
and from 31 March 1803 to 10th Oct 1835 or 36 (can't read it very well).

28 yrs 285 days service.

His general conduct as a soldier was exemplary.

EDIT, found this at the bottom of the document.

To prevent misuse of this discharge by it falling into the wrong hands, a description is given.

Aged about 47 yrs. 5ft 10 1/2 "inches . Dark hair, grey eyes, dark complextion.
By trade or occupation a cordwainer (ie a shoemaker).

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 15:14

Elizabeth seems to be without Lindley in 1901:

Address: 8, Cumberland Street, Devonport County: Devonshire

BRIDGMAN, Elizabeth Head Married F 48 1853 Shell Fish Shop Keeper
Ilfracombe, Devonshire
BRIDGMAN, Constance Daughter Single F 18 1883 Assistant Storekeeper
Ireland

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 15:07

More on the 1891 census AnnCardiff posted early on:

Address: Boutport Street, Barnstaple County: Devonshire

BRIDGMAN, John Head Widower M 78 1813 Secretary North Devon Infirmary
Gosport, Hampshire
BRIDGMAN, Lindley Charles Son Married M 42 1849 Architect And Surveyor
Barnstaple, Devonshire
BRIDGMAN, Elizabeth Harris Daughter In Law Married F 38 1853 Ilfracombe, Devonshire
BRIDGMAN, Percival John Grandson M 14 1877 Scholar Coombe, Oxfordshire
BRIDGMAN, Reginald Bruce Grandson M 10 1881 Scholar Down, Kilckeel Ireland
BRIDGMAN, Constance Granddaughter F 8 1883 Scholar Down, Kilckeel Ireland
KENDRICK, Bertha Visitor Single F 36 1855 Living On Her Means Marston, Warwickshire, Kingsbury

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 14:51

The Lindley Charles Bridgman who married Elizabeth Harris Sommers as previously posted by Lynski was a surveyor, and gave his address as High Bray Devonshire., so it seems to tie in well.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 14:26


Possible mistranscribed marriage for John and Maria? (eldest daur Maria born Barnstaple c1838 on census 1851 i posted earlier).

Groom's Surname: Brideman
Groom's Forename: John
Bride's Surname: Baker
Bride's Forename: Maria
Year: 1837
Month: May
Day: 13
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Entry No.:
Notes:
Record source: Devon Marriages - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 14:13

Three of the daughters, with ages rounded down to nearest 5 years as per 1841 census?

Census 1841:

Address: Boutport Street, Barnstaple County: Devonshire

SKINNER, Hugh M 30 1811 Painter Devon
SKINNER, Catharine F 30 1811 Devon
SKINNER, Elizabeth F 9 1832 Devon
TUCKER, Elizabeth F 15 1826 Devon
SYMONDS, Grace F 15 1826 Devon
BRIDGMAN, Susan F 20 1821 Shoe Binder Devon <<<<<<<<<
BRIDGMAN, Eliza F 20 1821 Devon <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
BRIDGMAN, Maria F 13 1828 Devon <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
RIDMORE, Ann F 15 1826 Devon

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 14:04

Possibly related, as the fathers are cordwainers/shoemakers?

Surname: Bridgman
Forenames: Richard
Father's Forename: Richard
Mother's Forename: Maria
Father's Occupation: Cordwainer
Year: 1833
Month: Apr
Day: 11
Abode: Boutport Street
Parish: Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Record source: Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

(Richard and Maria's marriage?)

Groom's Surname: Bridgman
Groom's Forename: Richard
Bride's Surname: Oxenham
Bride's Forename: Maria
Year: 1822
Month: Aug
Day: 31
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Entry No.:
Notes:
Record source: Devon Marriages - Transcripts


Surname:Bridgman
Forenames:John Phillips
Father's Forename:John
Mother's Forename:Sarah
Father's Occupation:Shoemaker
Year:1821
Month:Jan
Day:2
Abode:Bearstreet
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

(John and Sarah's marriage?)

Groom's Surname: Bridgeman
Groom's Forename: John
Bride's Surname: Morrish
Bride's Forename: Sarah
Year: 1820
Month: Jul
Day: 16
Parish: Barnstaple
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Entry No.:
Notes:
Record source: Devon Marriages - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 13:58

Surname: Bridgeman
Forenames: Susanna
Father's Forename: Wiliam
Mother's Forename: Elizabeth
Father's Occupation: Drum Major In The North Devon
Year: 1817
Month: Mar
Day: 5
Abode: High Street
Parish: Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County: Devon
Record source: Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

Surname:Bridgeman
Forenames:Richard
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In The North Devon
Year:1815
Month:Jul
Day:2
Abode:Backlane
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 13:53

Moved to the High Street:

Surname:Bridgman
Forenames:Maria
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In The North Devon
Year:1827
Month:Apr
Day:14
Abode:High Street
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

Surname:Bridgeman
Forenames:William
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In The North Devon
Year:1829
Month:Mar
Day:15
Abode:High Street
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 13 Dec 2012 13:49

Different occupation for William here, but same address.

EDIT - On page 2 of this thread I have posted a record for a William Bridgman , Drum Major,in the North Devon Militia, born c1788 in Bideford, Devon. The document records that he was a cordwainer (ie shoemaker) by trade, which seems to cover all the baptisms for William and Elizabeth's children in Barnstaple, that i have posted above and below.

Surname:Bridgman
Forenames:Elizabeth
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In North Devon Mili
Year:1821
Month:Jan
Day:14
Abode:Bear Street
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts

Surname:Bridgman
Forenames:Mary Ann
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In North Devon Mili
Year:1822
Month:Dec
Day:24
Abode:Bear Street
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts



Surname:Bridgman
Forenames:Jane
Father's Forename:William
Mother's Forename:Elizabeth
Father's Occupation:Drum Major In The North Devon
Year:1824
Month:Sep
Day:19
Abode:High Street
Parish:Barnstaple St Peter
Town Or City:
County:Devon
Record source:Devon Baptisms - Transcripts