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"Devil" John Gunning succeeded to Torneys Court and eventually possess
ed the Swainswick Estate. Source: GENEALOGY of the GUNNING FAMILY 140
0-1907, quoted at h t t p : / / f r e e p a g e s . g e n ealogy.roots
GUNNING, John N (I1536)
"Gibb, Livingston, which - like Gilmans - may be seen as a smaller ye
t similar version of Dodwells, is the second oldest (after Jardines) t
ading firm in Hong Kong. It was founded by two Scotsmen, Thomas Augus
tus Gibb and William Potter Livingston, in Canton, in 1836. There it o
ccupied one building which served as an office, a warehouse and a resi
dence. The firm imported English cottons and woollens and exported te
a and silk. Silver bullion was used as payment. The two founders soo
started to diversify into such fields as shirtings, velveteen, leath
er and tin plate, and acted as agents for a large number of sailing sh
ips. At an early date four Gibbs worked in the firm. Branches were ope
ed in Hong Kong (1841), Amoy and Shanghai. In addition to the import-
export trade Gibb Livingston acted as agents for Ben Line steamships
, although, unlike Dodwells, it also acquired its own tea clippers. Th
en, in 1899, it purchased a fleet of steamers which sailed as the Gib
b Line." Source: Waters, Dan: "Hong Kong Hongs With Long Histories an
d British Connections", online at
1.pdf, accessed 31 Aug 2010
LIVINGSTON, William Potter (I6964)
"To divers of his kings and queens," writes Prince, "he did special du
ties and services, being in commission of the peace near forty years
, and high sheriff of the county of Devon in the late noble Queen Eliz
abeth's reign, An. 28. He was ever most virtuously affected, sound i
religion, faithful and serviceable to his Princes, upright and zealo
us in justice, beating down vice, preferring the virtuous, and a keepe
of great hospitality. His youth, in King Henry VIII's days, he spen
t at court, and in travel beyond the seas with honourable knights an
d gentlemen, first into France, Flanders, and Italy, thence they cross
ed the Adriatic sea, and so into Hungary and Greece, where they serve
d against the Turks at the siege of Buda. Also he served at Bulloin, w
hen his king, Henry VIII was present. Also at Laundersey, and was at t
he siege and burning of Treport, in France, &c. Also in the Western Re
bellion against Edward VI he having charge of a troop of horsemen, di
d special good services, when in suppressing and confounding those tra
ytors, he being sorely wounded and hurt, it pleased the king's majest
y of his princely bounty to grant his warrant to the Earl of Bedford
, then general of those wars, for the rewarding the said Richard Reyne
ll with the demesnes of Weston Peverill, and house called Pennicross
, in Devon, near Plymouth. This Richard left behind him 5 sons, whereo
f 4 are knights, all which sons even from their infancy he ever with g
odly care and great charge maintain'd in the schools of virtue and lea
ing, viz. at the universities, inns of court, their prince's court
, travels into Germany, France, and Italy, &c. All which sons being vi
tuously disposed, religious and well qualified, are at this day servi
ceable in some good degree or other to their king's majesty, and thei
country. Lastly it is generally noted and known, that the aforesai
d 5 sons are a knot of as worthy and serviceable gentlemen as any in t
he Western parts of this kingdom of England." (Source: Prince, John (
1701) Danmonii orientales illustres: or, the Worthies of Devon; A work
, wherein the lives and fortunes of the most famous divines, statesmen
, ... and other eminent persons, natives of that most noble province
, ... are memoriz'd, ... In which an account is given not only of dive
s very deserving persons, ... but of several antient and noble famili
es; ... with other things, no less profitable, ... . [18], 600 p.; ill
ustrated. Exeter: printed by Sam. Farley, for Awnsham and John Churchi
ll, London; and Charles Yeo and Philip Bishop in Exon.) He also repre
sented the borough of Ashburton, in parliament. He added to his larg
e possessions, by purchase from the Courtenays, the manor and parish o
f West Ogwell, which, like East Ogwell to which it is contiguous, was
, in the reign of Henry II held by Hugh Pictavensis, to whom succeede
d Robert Peytevin. From his family it came to the Courtenays, Earls o
f Devon, who sold it as before stated. He married Agnes, daughter o
f John Southcote, esq. of Indiho, in the parish of Bovey Tracey, in De
von, and dying when in the office of high sheriff, 29 July 1585, was b
uried amongst his ancestors in East Ogwell Church.
REYNELL, Richard Esq (I564)
CREED (I5385)
HARDY (I6822)
PREEN (I5293)
WILSON (I3868)
1) Poss son Arthur John b. Tamworth 1/2/1916 d 3/3/1969 in tractor rol
lover accident at Wee Jasper. Buried Yass cemetery. Family known by Ka
y Turner (mother of Jared Graham) (02) 6929 1103 as a child, Kay's fam
ily owned Deepwater Station & Arthur's family were sleeper cutters o
the property. Cemetery source
/cemeteries_australia.htm Enlisted 2nd AIF 10/6/1944 Next of Kin Joyc
e see
ID=281691 2) Poss son Arthur Colin b. 11/2/1921 Manilla enlisted 2n
d AIF 29/7/1942 Source
viceID=A&VeteranID=214630 For many more Maunders in district see htt
MAUNDER, Arthur Thomas (I2153)
1881 census - see Charles Adolphus Reynell Edward's age on his marria
ge certificate is given as 25, a batchelor Profession Gentleman livin
g in Walton on Thames Surrey, his father Henry Gibbs Reynell a Stockbr
oker. Annie 25 a Spinster living at 21 Abingdon Villas Kensington he
father Blandford Womersley a Gentleman. The witnesses were A E Bake
and D H Hose. 1881 census Annie's father Blandford Womersley (62
) a Widower is at 120 Blair Street, Bromley, London, Middlesex a Comm
ercial Traveller (Drapery) he has his daughter Ellen (18) born Hackne
y a Drapers Assistant
REYNELL, Edward (I3020)
1881 census Charles (28) a Stock Broker clerk is at Abbey Road, Grea
t Malvern, Worcester. There is also an Edward Reynell (22) a Surveyo
both are unmarried. The establishment is run by Thomas Reyner a Reg
istered Physician plus his family, also there are 15 listed as patient
s, 3 as Boarders many of them retired but ages ranging from 16 - 72 wi
th 18+ servants including nurses. 1901 census C A Reynell (50) a Stoc
k Broker is a Patient in Peckham House, Parish of St Giles Camberwell
. It reads that he was born in Westminster
REYNELL, Charles Adolphus (I6244)
1881 census Frederick (20) Boarder is at Verandah Villa Merton Surre
y Clerk to Member of Stock Exchange with his brother Harry.

1891 census Frederick (30) a Stockbroker wife Katherine Hasler (29) an
d daughter Agnes Marian (1) are living in Gresham Road, Lambeth, his s
ister Marian Eliza living on her own means is with them, there are 2 s
ervants Ada Louisa Shorter (18) Gen Serv and Beatrice Helen Buckley (1
8) Housemaid.

1901 census Frederick (40) Stock Broker - Employer is living at 4 Glou
ceter Road, Bognor, Sussex with wife Katherine H (39), children Agne
s (11), Frederick (9), Arthur H (7), Colin (5) Kathleen (2) and Alic
e M Calladine (26) Mothers Domestic Help.

REYNELL, Frederick (I5465)
1881 census Harry (18) Boarder is at Verandah Villas, Merton Surre
y a Clerk to Member of Stock Exchange. 1901 census Harry (38) a Stoc
k Dealer Own Account is living 7Chisholm Road, Richmond, Surrey wit
h wife Angelina A (32) and son Richard (2) also in the house is Emma W
Ild (47) Domestic Cook and Edith Frankin (21) a Domestic Nurse.
REYNELL, Harry (I5351)
1901 census Bertram (20) is a Private in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen
s Bays) at Aldershot Military in Stanhope Wellington Hampshire.
REYNELL, Bertram (I4008)
A fourth-generation employee of the Bank of England, Ernest joined o
12 Nov 1890. In March 1897 he joined the Drawing Office for Public A
ccounts and was promoted to First Class Clerk on 1 Jan 1913. He retire
d in 1928. Source: Brent Family Tree

BRENT, Ernest George (I2127)
About 6 years after the death of his father, Lieut Thomas Reynell, i
Sept 1777 at the battle of Freeman's Farm during the American War o
f Independence, Richard Littleton Reynell joined his father's old Regi
ment, the 62nd, as an Ensign with a commission dated 23 May 1783. Give
his young age (11 years old), this late-war measure may have been do
e to afford him an income. Posted as an Ensign in one of the Regiment
's additional companies, Reynell, along with the other additional comp
any officers, was soon after placed on half-pay due to post-war downsi
zing. Later in life, he settled in America, dying in Baltimore, Maryla
d. He and his youngest brother Thomas both came to inherit the Barone
tcy of the Reynell family (missed by their father due to his death), w
hich terminated upon Thomas' death in 1848.
REYNELL, Sir Richard Littleton (I3274)
According to Dr John Creed's letter to Agnes Sanger in 1925, Walter es
tablished the first match (or could be watch) factory in Japan.

BRENT, Walter (I4722)
According to Thomas Faulkner's History and Antiquities of Kensingto
(London: 1820), the interior of Kensington Church has the followin
g memorial: In the north gallery is a beautiful marble tablet, thus i
scribed: 'Underneath are deposited the remains of Sir THOMAS REYNEL
, of Laleham, in the County of Middlesex, Bart., who departed this lif
e on the 12th day of September, 1775, aged 78. Sir Thomas was lineall
y descended from Sir Richard Reynel of Rytney in the County of Somerse
t, Knt., and Captain of the Castles at Exeter and Launceston, in the y
ear 1191. He married Sarah, daughter and co-heir of Richard Righton o
f Chipping Norton, in the County of Oxford, Esq., by whom he had issue
, two sons, Richard and Thomas, who survived him. Underneath, also, a
e deposited the remains of Sir RICHARD REYNEL, Bart., eldest survivin
g son of the abovenamed Sir Thomas Reynel, who departed this life on t
he 27th Nov., 1798, aged 67, a man of approved integrity and honour
. THOMAS REYNEL, the youngest son of the abovenamed Sir Thomas Reynel
, was a Lieutenant in his majesty's 62d regiment, and fell in the memo
able battle of Saratoga, on the 19th September 1777, aged 31, bravel
y fighting for his country. Sir Richard Reynel was a Commissioner o
f the Salt Office, and at his death the title became extinct.'
REYNELL, Sir Thomas (I5506)
Aged 2 days at death

COTTERILL, Reggie (I6621)
Aimery IV was murdered
Aimery IV. Viscount of Thouars (I3043)
Alan "and his heirs for ever" was granted by King Henry III the "righ
t of free warren in his lordships and lands at Badlingham and in all h
is lands in Yorkshire".
LE FRAUNCEIS, Alan (I3884)
Alan /CREED/
CREED, Alan (I4989)
MONKHOUSE, Alan (I3921)
Albert /SMEE/
SMEE, Albert (I6393)
ENGLISH, Alex (I2566)
Alfred enlisted on 28 Aug 1915 as a Private in the AIF 8th Infantry Br
igade, 30th Battalion, Service No. 3208. At that time his address wa
s given as High St, East Maitland, occupation miner. He was embarked o
HMAT Honorata on 2 May 1916 in the 7th to 12th Reinforcements, boun
d for Europe. (
pdf). Records also show he was emabarked on HMAT SS Port Napier on 1
7 Nov 1916, with the notation "Previously served 7th Rfts., (Reinforce
ments) 30th Btn.". He died of wounds in the Somme, France, on 28 Au
g 1918 (, and was bur
ied at the Daours Cemetery. He is also remembered on a headstone at th
e East Maitland General Cemetery, NSW, Australia (http://cemindex.arka

COTTERILL, Alfred Stanley (I7533)
Alfred Witt was a silk hatter, chief constable and gaol warder in Aust
WITT, Alfred Dyts (I364)
Alice Elizabeth /HOLCOMBE/
HOLCOMBE, Alice Elizabeth (I237)
Alice Stephen was adopted by Charlotte Annie Kane and Sir George Steph
en, 1st Baron Mount Stephen. As a result of her marriage, she was styl
ed as Baroness Northcote on 20 January 1900. She was invested as an I
mperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.), Dame Commander, Order of t
he British Empire (D.B.E.) and a Dame of Grace, Order of St. John of J
erusalem (D.G.St.J.).
STEPHEN, Baroness Alice (I7644)
Alice was born into a Salvation Army family, and from her earliest yea
s she was involved in the Army. Her involvement in the East Maitlan
d Corps included membership of the Corps Band and she contributed to t
he Young Peoples Corps particularly the Corps Cadets. On 22 Mar 1923
, she entered the Salvation Army Training College at Petersham. Her fi
st appointment, on 7 Jan 1924, was to Broken Hill West and then Kando
s before her marriage. In retirement, with husband Robert Edmond sh
e was involved in the "Bond of Service & Fellowship". (Source: Norm
a Liddell, Liddell Family Tree)

COTTERILL, Alice Ann (I3527)
JOHNSON, Allan (I2245)
Allan David /CHARLTON/
CHARLTON, Allan David (I6758)
Allison /SIMPSON/
SIMPSON, Allison (I969)
Almodis was murdered

DE LA HAUTE MARCHE, Almodis (I3339)
Amelia /WALCOTT/
WALCOTT, Amelia (I7095)
STARR, Amy (I7218)
Andrew Kingsmill became a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. In 156
4, Bishop Pilkington (his brother-in-law) wrote a letter in Latin to h
im, on the choice of a profession, recommending him to enter the minis
try of the Church. The letter is still in the Bodleian Library, and i
s printed in the Parker Society's edition of the Bishop's works. We m
ay be surprised to find that theology was not then looked up to; but t
he prejudice against it among learned men (caused by the ignorance an
d bigotry of the priests before the Reformation), was not yet entirel
y removed. The Bishop says: You are in doubt whether to devote yourse
lf to the school of despised theology, or to that of the honourable sc
ience of lawyers. He then quotes the saying: "DAT GALENUS OPES, DA
T JUSTIANUS HONORES" i.e., the medical profession brings wealth, the l
aw brings honour. The Bishop then refers to the difficulties which ke
pt men back from the sacred office, and we need not wonder, when the h
orrors of Queen Mary's reign were fresh in the nation's mind, that amo
g them be the dread of "poverty, exile, fire, rack and suffering of e
very kind;" but that he urges the high humour of the sacred office, th
ough it would not be rewarded in this world. He alludes to the meanin
g of his brother-in-law's name as implying a firm character, "Sic tu
. Andrea" ? "so do though, Andrew, be manly"; and advises him to mak
e the question a matter of prayer, in order to be guided aright. Les
t the Bishop should appear prejudiced, he mentions his high opinion o
f the law also as a profession, and declares that he would give a grea
t price of even a small part of his brother's (in-law) knowledge. H
e apologised for his plain speaking, and ends by saying ? "I would r
ather be offended by speaking to you, than be thought unkind for bein
g silent." The letter is signed thus:- "James Pilkington, the Bisho
p of Druesmes Lettre to his brother-in-law Andrew Kingsmill, Fellow o
f Allsoules College in Oxon. 1564." Source: Kingsmill, J.T., DD, Chro
icles of the Kingsmills, Bedofrd, 1919
KINGSMILL, Andrew (I4164)
LIVINGSTON, Anne (I2172)
Anne Finch (ne?e Kingsmill), Countess of Winchilsea (April 1661 in Syd
monton, Hampshire ? 5 August 1720 in Westminster, Middlesex) was on
e of the first female English poets to be published. She was the thir
d child of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court in Hampshire and h
is wife, Anne Haslewood. She was well educated as her family believe
d in good education for girls as well as for boys. In 1682, Anne Kings
mill went to St James's Palace to become a Maid of Honour to Mary of M
odena (wife of James, Duke of York, who later became King James II.) T
here she met the courtier Heneage Finch whom she married on 15 May 168
4. It was a very happy marriage and Anne wrote several love poems to h
er husband, most famous perhaps A letter to Dafnis. On 4 August 1712
, Charles Finch, 4th Earl of Winchilsea died childless. This made hi
s uncle, Anne's husband, the 5th Earl of Winchilsea, and Anne, the Cou
tess of Winchilsea. She died in Westminster in 1720 and was buried a
t her home at Eastwell in Kent. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedi,_Countess_of_Winchilsea See also: Mary Mark Ocke
bloom, A Celebration of Women Writers: Anne Finch, Countess of Winchi
lsea (1661-1720) online at
h/finch-anne.html Also a thorough review of Anne Finch's poetry and a
insightful biography can be found online at http://www.jimandellen.o
KINGSMILL, Anne (I3786)
Anne Marie /CRAMPTON/
CRAMPTON, Anne Marie (I3259)
Anne was heir of her father John.

BONVILE, Anne (I6253)
Another fourth-generation employee of the Bank of England, Herbert joi
ed on 21 Dec 1893 as an unattached clerk. He joined the Cashiers Stor
e Office on 27 Jul 1905 and was Deputy Supervisor of the Security Pape
Store at St Luke's Printing Works on 2 Aug 1923. He retired on 22 Se
p 1932.
Brent Family Tree

BRENT, Herbert William (I7698)
HOLCOMBE, Arthur (I1425)
Arthur /STARR/
STARR, Arthur (I7219)
Arthur Brent went to Japan as an agent for Barings to exchange silve
for gold. (Source: Creed, Dr John Mildred: Letter to Jean Sanger, 19

BRENT, Arthur (I5037)
Arthur Holdsworth was of Widdecombe, Devon.
HOLDSWORTH, Arthur B. E. (I1520)
Arthur Taylor was a Colonel in the Royal Artillery.
TAYLOR, Col. Arthur Joseph (I6083)
As a child, Cedric attended Plunkett St School at Woolloomooloo, Sydne
y. He became an "Orthopaedic Mechanician", or artificial limb-maker, a
d in late 1918 purchased the business of Guyatt & Co., at 257a Georg
e St, Sydney. Cedric was a Rotarian, and like his father a Freemason
, of the Royal Order of Scotland, Order of the Secret Monitor.

WITHERS, Cedric Lionel Morris (I6859)
As a result of her marriage, Elizabeth Lucy Meysey-Thompson was style
d as Countess of Iddesleigh on 12 January 1887.
MEYSEY-THOMPSON, Elizabeth Lucy (I2712)
Ashley Nicole /BRENT/
BRENT, Ashley Nicole (I4325)
At 11 p.m. on Wednesday 5th December 1900 a fire broke out below in Gr
eta Colliery. After the alarm was given, the colliery manager, Mr. Jos
hua Jeffries and the fan engine driver, Mr. Henry Woodhouse, went dow
via "B" shaft to "Bartlett's Section" searching for five miners. Den
se choking smoke drove the two men back. Later in the morning, a grou
p including Mines Department inspectors, the colliery engineer and abo
ut 17 miners made further attempts though the old "No 3 Level or Distr
ict" workings. but again without success. When this group returned t
o the surface and after studing the mine plan and discussion their ins
pections below, it was finally decided that nothing more could be don
e for the trapped men, nor to control the fire. The fan stopped. Wor
k was started immediately on sealing the pit. The five miners, who pe
ished and who were entombed, were: James Hyslop Edwin Buck Walter Fu
ller John Crowell Fredrick Crowell In this sealing process, bunton ho
les were cut in the solid rock wall of the shaft, 19 feet from the sur
face. Hardwood buntons, 12 inches deep and 5 inches wide were put acro
ss the shaft. On top of these deep buntons, 2 inches thick hardwood pl
anks were laid across. These planks were cut to the circle of the shaf
t and covered with several layers of brattice cloth. Above the brattic
e, clay to a depth of 4 feet was filled.The clay was then covered wit
h water to a depth of 2 feet. An attempt was made to re-open the min
e in April 1901. Considerable work was made under the supervision of t
he colliery manager, Mr.Joshua Jeffries and Mines Department inspector
s Atkinson and Dixon. Much incadescent coal, still flowing and burnin
g was removed, plus falls and debris cleared from the headings. Some b
ick stoppings were erected with great difficulty. With the fan revolu
tion at about 18 revolutions per minute, and spraying with water by ho
ses failed to reduce the high temperature. After 9 days, when the temp
erature rose rapidly, the mine was again resealed. On Friday 10th Jan
uary, 1902, Greta Colliery was again re-opened. This particular examin
ation showed the fire had been much larger than the previous estimates
. The colliery manager, Mr.J. Jeffries, considered that up to 4000 ton
s of fallen stone on the "slant dip road" would have to be removed bef
ore the bodies of the trapped miners could be reached. This work migh
t take three months. The bodies of Walter Fuller and Edwin Buck wer
e found on Tuesday 4th February, 1902 floating in water approximatel
y 50 yeards in-dye of the return airway, close to a door from the "ma
in slants" heading to "No 3 Level" travelling road. Their bodies wer
e placed into coffins and transported to the surface. The search conti
ued for the other three men. When another serious fire broke out, Gre
ta Colliery was again re-sealed. A further attempt to re-open Greta C
olliery was made on Tuseday 7th October 1902. Within hours smoke appea
ed in the drift travelling tunnel, and re-opening operations were tem
porarily suspended. On Friday 23 January 1903 re-opening operations we
e renewed. Once more heatings and dense smoke drove the workers fro
m the mine. Finally with much difficulty and heavy work, Greta Collier
y was re-sealed on Tuesday 27th January 1903. On Friday 30th January 1
903 Mrs Jane Cowlishaw notified the Mines Department that mining opera
tions at Greta Colliery has ceased forever, and that she was no longe
the owner.
FULLER, Walter James (I2310)

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