HEMMANS FAMILY HISTORY

 

Samuel Hemmans, Master Attendant, H.M. Dockyards, responsible for managing the ships in harbour and seeing to the maintenance of the ships that are laid up, appointed Master Attendant, Halifax on 28 Jan 1784, appointed Master Attendant, Sheerness on 12 Dec 1786, appointed Second Master Attendant, Plymouth on 14 Apr 1790, Master Attendant, Chatham from 27 Sep 1799 to 15 Aug 1816, owned two houses in Hammond Place, Chatham, left £16,200 nominal of Government 4% Consols to his widow, later of Croydon, Surrey, b. circa 1745, m. 17 Feb 1784 (by Vicar-General marriage licence) at St. Mary Marylebone (witnesses: James Asby and Hannah Hunt), Ann Hinton of the parish of St. Mary Marylebone. He d. 14 Jun 1819, aged 74, at Croydon and was buried at St. John the Baptist, Croydon on 22 Jun 1819 (P.C.C. will dated 31 Dec 1818 and proved 12 Jul 1819) and she d. 22 Oct 1833, aged 80, at George Street, Croydon and was buried at St. John the Baptist, Croydon on 28 Oct 1833 having had issue:

 

1.     William Hood, of Mitcham, Surrey and later of 12 Charlotte Row, Walworth, bapt 8 Nov 1788 at Sheerness, advanced £2,000 by his father in 1810 ‘to establish him in business’, m. (Vicar-General marriage licence dated 31 Jan 1812) at St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, Ann Fielder of the parish of St. Mary, Newington. He d. 9 Jan 1851, aged 64, (P.C.C. will dated 23 Mar 1833 and proved 15 Feb 1851) and she d. 17 Nov 1856 at 12 Charlotte Row (P.C.C. will dated 9 Jul 1851 and proved 29 Nov 1856) having had issue:

a.        Samuel, bapt 22 Apr 1819 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 22 Dec 1839, aged 20.

b.       William, of 12 Charlotte Row, Walworth, bapt 1 Sep 1823 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 5 Nov 1851 at 12 Charlotte Row.

c.        Thomas, of 12 Charlotte Row, Walworth, bapt 13 Apr 1825 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 18 Aug 1849 (P.C.C. will dated 18 Aug 1849 and proved 22 Sep 1849).

d.       Canon Fielder, M.A. (obituary), a noted antiquary, Vicar of Holbeach, Lincolnshire 1872-1912, Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, Vicar of Tetney, Lincolnshire 1860-72, b. 13 Feb 1827, bapt 16 Mar 1827 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, educ Peterhouse, Cambridge, m. 7 Jan 1874 at Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Lydia Catherine, b. 14 Jun 1840, eldest dau of John William Hembrough, L.S.A., M.R.C.S., physician, of Waltham and grand-dau of Canon Edward Garrard Marsh, M.A., C.M.S., Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, Vicar of Aylesford, Kent. She d. 2 May 1906 and he d. 24 Jan 1912 having had issue:

1.        Lawrence Fielder, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S.Edin., physician, of 9 Lewisham Park, Lewisham, SE13, b. 24 Dec 1874 at Holbeach Vicarage, bapt 25 Jan 1875 at All Saints’, Holbeach, Temporary Captain, R.A.M.C. from 10 Oct 1915, m. 1905 at All Saints’, Holbeach, Harriet Annie, b. 23 Jan 1876, bapt 25 Jun 1876 at All Saints’, Holbeach by her future father-in-law, dau of Joseph Tinsley, farmer of 142 acres at Penny Hill, Holbeach. He d. 7 Mar 1951 and she d. 16 Jun 1973.

2.     Alban, bapt 16 Jun 1876 at All Saints’, Holbeach, d. 20 Jun 1876 and was buried at All Saints’, Holbeach on 23 Jun 1876.

3.     Leonard William, of 35 Wood Street, Woolwich, b. 25 Sep 1882 at Holbeach Vicarage, bapt 25 Oct 1882 at All Saints’, Holbeach, d. unmarried 10 Apr 1930.

1.     Margaret Elizabeth, of The Cottage, The Common, Dinas, Powis, b. 14 Jul 1876 at Holbeach Vicarage, bapt 30 Jul 1877 at All Saints’, Holbeach, d. unmarried 7 Dec 1959.

2.     Catherine Mary, of Breighton House, Finkle Street, Cottingham, Yorkshire, b. 20 Feb 1879 at Holbeach Vicarage, bapt 30 Mar 1879 at All Saints’, Holbeach, m. 20 Sep 1910 at All Saints’, Holbeach, Godfrey William Park of Cottingham, near Hull. He d. 8 Dec 1934 and she d. 13 May 1975.

3.     Alice Emma, b. 21 Mar 1881 at Holbeach Vicarage, bapt 24 Apr 1881 at All Saints’, Holbeach, d. 23 Nov 1896 at Holbeach Vicarage and was buried at All Saints’, Holbeach on 27 Nov 1896.

e.        John, solicitor’s clerk, of 6 Alma Terrace, Middlesex, 8 Spenser Road, Stoke Newington and later of 51 Goldstone Villas, West Brighton, bapt 4 Feb 1831 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, m. 2 Feb 1856 at St. Peter’s, Walworth, Mary Eleanor, eldest dau of John Alderson Turner of Walworth. He d. 22 Jan 1886 and she d.s.p. 29 May 1897, aged 71.

a.        Ann, bapt 15 Dec 1812 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 23 Aug 1835 at Mitcham and was buried at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham on 1 Sep 1835.

b.       Emma, of 82 Camberwell New Road, Kennington, bapt 8 Sep 1814 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 30 May 1882, aged 67, at 82 Camberwell New Road.

c.        Jane, bapt 29 May 1816 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 22 Feb 1838, aged 21.

d.       Mary, of 82 Camberwell New Road, bapt 15 Dec 1817 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 26 Oct 1891 at 82 Camberwell New Road.

e.        Alicia, b. circa 1821, d. unmarried 7 Feb 1841, aged 20.

f.         Elizabeth, of 82 Camberwell New Road, bapt 14 May 1829 at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham, d. unmarried 3 May 1908, aged 79.

2.     Samuel Hood, of whom presently.

3.     Thomas Hinton, Lieutenant-Colonel, 78th Highland Regiment (later The Seaforth Highlanders), of 13 George Street, Croydon, bapt 16 Apr 1795 at Stoke Damerel, Ensign from 15 May 1811, Lieutenant from 2 Dec 1813, Captain from 8 Apr 1826, Major from 23 Nov 1841, retired on 29 Dec 1843, Lieutenant-Colonel from 28 Nov 1854, appears to have served with 78th Regiment in India and Ireland but saw no active service, d. unmarried 17 Nov 1873 at 13 George Street, Croydon. His aunt Mrs. Susan Hinton d. 18 Dec 1846, aged 80, at his house in Croydon.

4.        George, bapt 9 Jan 1796 at Stoke Damerel.

1.     Mary Eliza, of 13 George Street, Croydon, bapt 17 Nov 1790 at Stoke Damerel, d. unmarried 15 Feb 1872 at 13 George Street, Croydon.

2.       Ann, of 13 George Street, Croydon, b. circa 1799 at Stoke Damerel, d. unmarried 1 Apr 1875, aged 76, at 13 George Street, Croydon.

 

Lieutenant Samuel Hood Hemmans, Royal Navy, latterly Emigration Agent, Greenock, Scotland, bapt 4 Aug 1792 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, entered the Royal Navy as Volunteer, First Class on 10 Jul 1806, survived the wreck of H.M.S. Boreas (22) on Hannois Rocks, Guernsey on 5 Dec 1807 when all the crew except 68 persons perished, promoted Lieutenant on 5 Feb 1813, served in H.M.S. Resolution (74), H.M.S. Pompée (74), H.M.S. Victory (100) and H.M.S. Volage (22), assisted in the conveyance of Napoleon from Fréjus to Elba in April/May 1814 in H.M.S. Undaunted (38) (on 1st May Captain Thomas Ussher wrote: ‘It has fallen to my extraordinary lot to be the gaolor of the instrument of the misery Europe has so long endured’), later served in H.M.S. Bulwark (74), fought pirates at Ras al-Khaimah (now United Arab Emirates) in Jan 1820 while serving in H.M.S. Curlew (10), finally served in H.M.S. Blanche (46) on the South American station, m. Emma Ann, bapt 29 Oct 1801 at Gillingham, Kent, dau of George Weatherall and his wife Catherine (née Boys). See O’Byrne’s Naval Biographical Dictionary. He d. 22 May 1854 (P.C.C. will dated 2 Mar 1853 and proved 23 Aug 1854) and she d. 28 Feb 1886, aged 84, at The Lodge, St. Mildred’s Road, St. Lawrence, Kent, having had issue:

 

1.     George Weatherall Thomas, Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, of St. Mildred’s Road, Ramsgate, b. circa 1833, Ensign on 18 Apr 1853, Lieutenant on 9 Jun 1854, served with the Baltic expedition 1854-56 (medal), placed on half-pay from 27 Mar 1862, d. unmarried 23 Dec 1874, aged 41, at Montpelier Lodge, Ramsgate.

2.       Samuel Edward Weatherall, of whom presently.

3.      Charles Weatherall, d. unmarried 1 Oct 1874 of consumption while on his way home from Auckland, New Zealand.

1.     Emma Weatherall, of Maxton Churchill House, Hougham, Kent, b. circa 1837 at Petersham, Surrey, m. 23 Oct 1856 at St. George’s, Ramsgate, William Lake, then of Wood Street House, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, Kent and had issue.

2.     Elizabeth Catherine Weatherall, of The Lodge, St. Mildred’s Road, St. Lawrence, Kent, b. circa 1840 in Scotland, m. 16 Jun 1874 at St. George’s, Ramsgate, Robert Nevil Bancroft, b. 16 Jan 1801, bapt 11 Feb 1801 at St. Mary’s, Manchester, son of James Bancroft and his wife Mary (née Leigh).  He d. 13 Feb 1882.

 

Captain Samuel Edward Weatherall Hemmans, Royal Marine Light Infantry, of 24 Canterbury Road, Croydon, b. circa 1838 in Scotland, 2nd Lieutenant from 8 May 1855, Lieutenant from 14 Apr 1859, Captain from 3 Aug 1867, m. Ethel Phyllis Tuttle of Horsted Keynes, Sussex. He d. 28 Sep 1899, aged 61, at Radfield, St. Mildred’s Road, Ramsgate and she lived later at Clovelly, 64 Waddon Road, Croydon and Woodview, 25 Avondale Road, Croydon and d. 1939 having had issue:

 

1.     Edward William Weatherall, of 26 Link Lane, Wallington, Surrey, b. circa 1875 at Budleigh Salterton, Devon, bank clerk in 1901, m. Dorothy Gordon and d. 30 Oct 1941 having had issue: 1 dau.

      2.     George Weatherall, of Ontario, Canada, b. 27 Feb 1877, m. 26 Jun 1907, Mary Hannah, dau of James Mordon Carthew and his wife Adeline Pauline (née Chisholm) and had issue: 1 son and 2 daus.

      3.     Peter Tuttle, b. 1880 at Dorking, tailor’s clerk in 1901, supposedly drowned in Montreal Docks, Canada.

4.     William John Weatherall, Private, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, b. 1881 at Tunbridge Wells, broker’s clerk in 1901, unmarried, died of wounds on 5 May 1916 and was buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery.

5.      Herbert Weatherall, b. 26 Jul 1882, bapt 6 Sep 1882 at St. John the Baptist, Croydon, d. unmarried 3 Dec 1915 of consumption.

6.       James Charles Weatherall, b. 1887, d. 1888.

1.       Ethel Louisa, b. 1873, m. Henry Lamb. He d. 1934 and she d. 1965 having had issue: 4 sons and 1 dau.

2.        Elizabeth Catherine Weatherall, b. 1884, m. George Roberts and d.s.p. 1946.

3.        Florence Weatherall (Daisy), of St. Mary’s House, Kingsmead, Belgrave Road, Seaford, Sussex, b. 3 Feb 1890, d. unmarried 1 Jun 1974.

4.        Mary Weatherall, of whom presently.

 

Mary Weatherall (Molly) Hemmans, b. 23 Jun 1893, m. 1 Jun 1920 at St. Augustine’s, South Croydon, Brigadier Harry Colwell Whitaker, C.B.E. (1942), A.D.C. to H.M. King George VI, R.A.O.C. He was b. 30 Sep 1892, was mobilised with the Territorial Forces, serving in France and Belgium from 30 Dec 1914 to 15 Nov 1915, promoted Temporary Lieutenant on 16 Nov 1915, Acting Captain from 16 May 1916, returned to France and Belgium from 1 Feb 1916 to 17 May 1918, mentioned in despatches on 4 Jan 1917, 11 Dec 1917 and 20 May 1918, Captain from 1 Jan 1919, D.A.D.O.S., India from May to Dec 1919 (medal and clasp), Major from 21 Aug 1928, Lieutenant-Colonel from 24 Aug 1935, Colonel from 31 Aug 1939, Deputy Director, Ordnance Services, Middle East Command 1940-42, Director, Ordnance Services, Middle East Command 1942-43, Temporary Brigadier from 3 Feb 1943, appointed Commandant, Central Ordnance Depot, Didcot on 12 May 1947, retired from the Army on 24 Oct 1949. She d. 1972 and he d. 4 Mar 1975 having had issue: 1 son and 1 dau.