Click on any of the following names to find out more: Berryman, Berriman, Broad, Donithorn, Barnes, Veale, Hiddons, Thomas, Eade, Eddy, Sampson (Cornwall); Berryman (Wales); Hand (Wiltshire [Bremhill] & Wales [Brecon]); Parker (Lancashire & Shropshire), Physick, Wilson, Holding, (Lancashire); Vinter, Crowson, Short, Butler, Carter (Lincolnshire [Horncastle, Scrivelsby & Coningsby]); Rogers (Somerset [Bristol] & London [St Marylebone]), and McGowran (London & Ireland).
Although an Alexander Beriman was recorded in The Berkshire Rolls of 1176, and
Edricus Buriman in the 1148 County Pipe Rolls of Hampshire, the earliest Berryman ancestor I can be reasonably certain of is William Beryman
of ZENNOR, Cornwall. His male descendants in my line were: Nicholas b. about
1545, John b.1592, Nicholas b.1618, Richard b.1655, Mark b.1687, Mark b.1717,
James b.1759 and Mark b.1796, who, in around 1820, moved from TOWEDNACK,
Cornwall to BRECON, South Wales. His son, Matthew, later moved to MERTHYR
TYDFIL. One of Matthew's sons, William Lewis, married Emily Kate HAND and had 8
children: Reg (Reginald Wyndham, my grandfather), Cyril, "Willy", and
daughters "Butty", "Daisy" and "Topsy" (Madge and
Clifford, died within a year). In his early years, William Lewis was apprenticed
to a draper, David Thomas, and later owned his own shops in Cefn Coed, Merythr.
This photograph shows (left to right): William Lewis; his son, Reginald Wyndham;
grandson, Neville Henry; daughter-in-law, Daisy Constance (nee Rogers); and
wife, Emily Kate.
The Hand family came from BREMHILL, Wiltshire, where Henry James Hand
(left) was born. The family has been traced back to John Hand and Elizabeth
COLLER (m.1807, Bremhill). Henry James Hand (b.1848, Bremhill), Emily's father
was a policeman in Brecon, Talgarth, Cefn Coed and Bryn Mawr in South Wales, and
later became Deputy Chief Constable of Breconshire (Brecknockshire), retiring in
My Grandfather, Reginald, married Daisy Constance Rogers (1920). The earliest Rogers I have information on was Benjamin, (b.1798, CLIFTON, Bristol, Somerset). His wife, Ruth CHIDSEY was from CHARLINCH,also in Somerset. Their son, also Benjamin, (b.1828, St MARYLEBONE, London). a plumber/glazier/builder, married Jane Bick (b.1829, NYMPHSFIELD, Gloucestershire) in London (1854). Their children were: Charles, William, Daniel, George and Nellie. Of these, George married Agnes Minnie McGOWRAN (see photo) (b.1865, Dublin Ireland), the daughter of Michael McGowran; their daughter, Daisy Constance was my Grandmother. Her siblings were: George, Stanley, Winifred, Herbert, Ernest and Gwendoline.
On my Mother's side of the family, the Parkers came from
Lancashire. Charles (b.1801, PRESTON, Lancs) a shoemaker, married Margaret
(Peggy) Yates in 1822. Their third son, Charles,(b.1828 Walton-le-Dale, PRESTON, Lancs),
initially a cotton carder, became a gardener at Grove House, Abbots Langley, the
seat of the Earl of Clarendon. He married Elizabeth PHYSICK (b.1826) - daughter of Thomas, a blacksmith
- in PRESTON in1852. Their son, Henry (b.1857. CONDOVER, Shropshire) was a
seaman. At the age of 13, he sailed in a barque from FLEETWOOD, Lancs as an
apprentice, and later claimed to be one of the first men to bring bananas into
England. However, after getting married (Elizabeth WILSON (b.1859. FLEETWOOD,
Lancs), he settled down and joined Manchester Fire Brigade. One of his sons,
Walter, was my Grandfather. The WILSONS and related HOLDINGS came from FLEETWOOD
and POULTON-LE-FYLDE, Lancashire
The Vinters are very much a Lincolnshire family. My confirmed Vinter ancestors
were: Thomas Vinter, born 1758 (wife, Eleanor SHOWLER) from WOOD ENDERBY,
Thomas, 1801 (wife, Eliza ALLBONES) from KIRKBY-ON-BAIN, my
great-great-grandfather, William, 1831 (Caroline SHORT) and great-grandfather,
Edward, 1863 (Eliza Emma CROWSON) from CONINGSBY. One of Edward's daughters,
Evelyn Vinter (1895) from HORNCASTLE was my grandmother. Other surnames on that
side of the family are: BUTLER and CARTER. The photo opposite shows Evelyn
(front left) with her family.