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201 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, Charles Baker Christening
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 22 Sep 1839 Recorded in: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Collection: Holy Trinity
Father: John STANTON
Mother: Ellen
Source: FHL Film 1239253 Dates: 1836 - 1847

Free BMD has Charles Baker Stanton's birth recorded in Weymouth in June 1838 
STANTON, Charles Baker (I332)
202 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, Fanny Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 3 Feb 1863 Recorded in: Broadway, Dorset, England
Death Date: 19 Feb 1863
Father: Richard STANTON
Mother: Jane
Source: FHL Film 1279487 Dates: 1859 - 1863 
STANTON, Fanny (I339)
203 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, Joseph Christening
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 1 Jul 1804 Recorded in: Upway, Dorset, England
Father: Joseph Stanton
Mother: Susanna
Source: FHL Film 1239252 Dates: 1776 - 1804

Mervyn 04/03:
Data suggests possibly baptised 01/07/1804. However this would mean his mother Susanna had him very young? 
STANTON, Joseph (I327)
204 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, Mary Ann Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 25 Jun 1876 Recorded in: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Collection: Holy Trinity
Father: James STANTON
Mother: Anna Maria
Source: FHL Film 1239253 Dates: 1874 - 1876

Free BMD has Mary Ann Stanton's birth recorded in Weymouth in Jun 1876

Free BMD has a Mary Ann Stanton marrying either Stephen Charles Stanley or Walter George Stickland June 1902. Could this be our Mary Ann? 
STANTON, Mary Ann (I304)
205 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, Richard Christening
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 8 Jun 1823 Recorded in: Fleet, Dorset, England
Father: Jacob STANTON
Mother: Rebecca
Source: FHL Film 1279496 Dates: 1821 - 1824 07/04
1861 Census:
Description of Enumeration District: The whole of the Parish of Upwey, including Upwey Village, Upwey Manor House and grounds, Elwell Farm and the houses in Elwell Lane, Waby House Farm, Bayard Farm, Westbrook House and Farm, part of Ridgeway Hamlet. Comprising all the houses extending from and including the Ship Inn northwards in the old Road. Stottingway Street adjoining Upwey Manor House and grounds. That portion of the Parish known as Elwell belonging to the house in Elwell Lane adjoining thereto. The tything of Waby House, adjoining Waby House and Waby House Farm.

Schedule No; Location; Forename; SURNAME; Relationship; Marital Status; Age; Occupation; Place of Birth; Reference

65; Stottingway Street; Richard; STANTON; head; M; 37; Bricklayer; Fleet; RG9/1348/F9p11

65; Stottingway Street; Jane; STANTON; wife; M; 34; ; Netherbury; RG9/1348/F9p11

65; Stottingway Street; Jane; STANTON; dau; ; 3; ; Upwey; RG9/1348/F9p11

65; Stottingway Street; Francis G; STANTON; son; ; 1; ; Upwey; RG9/1348/F9p11

Mervyn 04/03:
1851 Census shows Richard, res. Fleet, aged 27, mason

1881 Census shows Richard, 57, bricklayer, res.Christchurch, with Jane, 55, wife, and Jane, 23, daughter

Coincidently the manor of Fleet where Richard was born was held by the King at the time of the Domesday Book, but not long after it passed to the Priory of Christ Church, Twynham, Hampshire. Today the town is known as Christchurch and it has since 1974 been in the county of Dorset. 
STANTON, Richard (I336)
206 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, William John Marriage
Wife: Caroline TARGETT Age: 20
Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1873 Recorded in: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Collection: Holy Trinity
Husband's Father: William STANTON
Wife's Father: Richard TARGETT
Source: FHL Film 1041746 Dates: 1848 - 1875

Were married "by banns" and in front of witnesses Richard Targett and Martha Taizard according to Southampton records office 1891 census - email from Joanne Smith at the records office Dec '01.

Apparently William Stanton (William Stanton's father) was present at the marriage according to Mervyns email of 10/01/02 
Family F78
207 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
STANTON, William John Wise Christening
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 11 Jun 1880 Recorded in: Wyke Regis, Dorset, England
Father: William John STANTON
Mother: Kate Ann Martin
Source: FHL Film 1239262 Dates: 1880 - 1880

Free BMD has William John W Stanton's birth recorded in Weymouth in Jun 1880

Free BMD has a William John Stanton marrying in March 1906. His wife would have either been Louisa Jane Cole or Beatrice Maud Gould. Could this be our William? 
STANTON, William John Wise (I306)
208 06/06
British Isles VRI CD has:
SYMONDS, Sarah Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 26 Mar 1787 Recorded in: Upway, Dorset, England
Father: William Symonds
Mother: Martha
Source: FHL Film 1239252 Dates: 1776 - 1804 
SIMONDS, Sarah (I619)
209 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I550)
210 06/06
Marriage cert notes marriage was witnessed by Richard Fletcher, Lilian Heath, Mary Heath and Ruby Fletcher 
Family F34
211 06/06
The following chronology provided here courtesy of Eileen Hughes (nee Cullinane).

Chronology of Dad's World War II Military Service
Captain John Henry Cullinane P/251260

The following is derived from conversations between JHC and various members of his family and friends and extracts from books.

20/07/1933 Enlisted into the Welsh Guards Regular Army and posted to 1st Battalion (Age 17)
16/06/1937 Released to Reserve. (Age 21)
Police Constable until call-up.
15/06/1939 Called up for Service. (Age 23)
02/09/1939 Mobilized and posted to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. (Age 24)
22/04/1939 Extract from Welsh Guards at War. #1 "The 1st Battalion was ordered to reinforce the Garrison at Gibraltar and embarked on the 22nd April." This accounts for his service in Gibraltar.
07/11/1939 #1 "1st Battalion transferred from Gibraltar to France, sailing for Marseilles on the 7th November and spending a night in Paris before going to the front."
07/11/1939 Appointed Lance Corporal (Age 24)
05/04/1940 Promoted Corporal (Age 25)
10/04/1940 Married Alice Margaret Powell in St Patrick's Church Newport, Mon.
Honeymoon in Abergavenny at the Angel Hotel. 2 Photos below right taken at time of honeymoon on the bank of the River Usk.

I don't know how much leave he had to get married but he went back to France and was in the Arras area. (This from a conversation between Bob and Dad when they were discussing Bob's father who was captured in the Arras area.)
The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards marched in to Arras on the 17th May 1940 and held this position until the 24th of May 1940 when they were ordered to withdraw eventually reaching Dunkirk. A full account of how this was achieved can be found in #1. Page 89

We know that Dad came off Dunkirk beach but he never said much to me about it.
Margaret recalls that the ship that picked him up was the HMS Anthony. (Hence John's second name)

I have found this ship listed in the Operation Dynamo information, it rescued 3107 troops. See

On one of his visits home Mum gave him a china black cat he kept this in his kit, along with a favourite pipe both of these came off Dunkirk beach with him.

03/12/1940 Posted to Staff Officer Cadet Training Unit - Sandhurst. (Age 26)
15/02/1941 John Anthony born.
01/06/1941 Promoted Sergeant.
09/12/1941 Posted to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. (Age 27)
09/07/1942 Margaret Alice born.
10/07/1942 Posted to 161 Officer Cadet Training Unit.
05/11/1942 Appointed to an Emergency Commission
in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers as a Lieutenant and
posted to 9th Battalion. (Age 28)

29/03/1943 Attached to Advanced Handling and Fieldcraft School. JHC Lieutenant

20/08/1943 MOD records show Posted to Signal Training School HQ but I believe the "Signal" reference to be incorrect as STS means Special Training School. Papers found confirm that he was on the payroll of STS HQ on 1st March 1944 and possibly before.

His service records show that he was at the following STS Houses;
STS 2 Box Hill near Bath.

STS17 Brickendonbury

STS 34 The Drokes situated on the west side of the Beaulieu river.

STS 41 Gumley Hall, Market Harborough

STS 42 Roughwood Park, Chalfont St, Giles Bucks.

STS 51 Ringway.

We know from converstions with him that he also knew Beaulieu in the New forest and Arisaig in Scotland.
Mum told us that he parachuted into France before the D Day landings.

07/09/1944 Appointed Captain. (Age 29)

09/04/1945 He took over command of STS 47 Anderson Manor Dorset.

From 05/11/1942 to 16/06/1945 what he actually did is very vague. An indication can be found in a book called (#2)"Beaulieu: The Finishing School For Secret Agents" (chapter IV pg. 46)
This states that the Small Scale Raiding Force had its HQ at Anderson Manor.
We also know from things Dad mentioned that he was at Arisaig. (#2 pg. 14) SOE School known as the MI (Military Intelligence) Wing and Beaulieu the finishing school for secret agents.

16/06/1945 Posted to 21 Holding Battalion. Newtown Camp, Newtown, Montgomery.
See letter from Capt. Paul Mullaney in brown box.

22/06/1945 Eileen Elizabeth born.
10/09/1945 Posted to 38 Reinforcement Holding Unit. (Age 30)
08/09/1945 Embarked UK
09/09/1945 Disembarked North West Europe. Based at Ludenscheid
18/09/1945 Posted to 11th Battalion Royal Scott's Fusiliers.
The only information I have about this time is from Dad. He said he was involved in interviewing refugees in order to find out if they should be sent back to Russia or remain in Germany. See also #3 page 85 for another possible reason for being in Germany.
11/01/1946 Release orders received at Ludenscheid. (Original in brown box)
Ordered to report to 49 Div. Transit Camp on 19th Jan. 1946 for transport to UK via. 122 Transit Camp Munster and via Tournai to UK for release.
03/04/1946 Released from Military Service.

Overseas Service MOD record:
Gibraltar 02/09/1939 to 06/11/1939
France 07/11/1939 to 31/05/1940
North West Europe 08/09/1945 to 23/01/1946

As far as War Service is concerned that was the end of it. He now began a fight to get a job to keep his family, a wife and 3 children at this time.
Amongst the papers in the brown box are letters saying he had not been successful for jobs. One from the Chief Constable saying he was now too old to be a PC. The Tax Office was also checking on income during his war service. (nice people)
So along with thousands of other soldiers he had come back to the country, he had fought 7 years for, to find that those who stayed safely at home, for whatever reason, were not prepared to employ him. This seems to be something that historians overlook.
It is not clear how long he was without a job but he must have been very disillusioned.
His generation had been born during the 1st World War lived through the depression of the nineteen thirties and fought in the 2nd World War. Not a great time to be growing up.
After release from full time service he was appointed to a TA commission in the rank of Captain.
See attached MOD papers for full details of his TA posting.

Captain John Henry Cullinane
2nd from left back row

I worked with a member of the TA in the Welsh Water Authority. He remembers an incident with JHC when they were doing one of their compulsory hikes across the Brecon Beacons when a mist came down. Despite the mist they kept going along the track. JHC suddenly told them all to stop and sit down where they were. After some time when the mist cleared they saw that they were just a few feet from the edge of a cliff.

Reference books.

#1. Welsh Guards at War by Major L. F. Ellis 1946
I found an order form for this book in the brown box. Dad had completed the form (in 1947) but had not posted it. I searched on the Amazon antique book site and found a copy and bought it. When it arrived it had come from the antique bookshop in Tintern.

#2. Beaulieu: The Finishing School For Secret Agents. By Cyril Cunningham 1998
ISBN 0-85052-598-5

#3. A Life in Secrets: The Story of Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE By Sarah Helm

Other books for reference.

SOE 1940 to 1946 by M.R.D. Foot. 1984 ISBN 0-7126-6585-4

Behind The Lines by Russell Miller. 2002 ISBN 0-7126-6736-9

Secret Agent by David Stafford. 2000 ISBN 0 563 53734 5

The Women Who Lived For Danger by Marcus Binney 2002 ISBN 0 340 81839 5

The potrait photo of John Cullinane was taken about 1942 when he was a 2nd lieutenant. His records state "05/11/1942 Appointed to an Emergency Commission in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers as a Lieutenant and posted to 9th Battalion. (Age 28) (Email from Margaret Hill 14/02/06) 
CULLINANE, John Henry (I548)
212 06/07
Wyke Regis Marriages 1837 to 1847
Transcribed by Barbara Hunt from the Bishop's Transcripts on LDS Film 1239262


04 Feb 1841; James STANTON of full age; Bachelor Queen Street, of Weymouth Sailor; Father: Jacob STANTON Mason;
& Mary Ann BOWN full age; Spinster of East Row, Weymouth Tailoress; Father: John BOWN Sailor; John STANTON & Elizabeth GOLDSACK; John Menzies; by Banns 
Family F131
213 06/10
Cannot find Mark or Elisa beyond the 1891 census.

Aaron ALLEN (Mark's father) and family lived next door to a WEBB family in the 1851 census. Aaron's son Mark married a Elisa WEBB. I wonder if this is the same family? Further research required.

"Father inLaw" Aaron appears under Mark ALLEN's 1861 household in the 1861 census. This is actually Mark ALLENs father who was living with Mark and Elisa by this time. 
ALLEN, Mark (I1063)
214 06/10
Jane's birth certificate confirms her parents as Thomas and Elizabeth Rathbone.


1861 Census confirms Jane is working (aged 10) as a Nurse Maid at a farm owned by William Benco Lembick, thought to be in Yate. On the census the name of the farm is not clear, though it appears on the list next to Yate rectory.

Source "Ronald Stanton; Family Notes; Date List" lists Jane Ann's surname as "Rathbone". There is an Elizabeth Rathbone listed on an inscriptions list for Holy Trinity Church at Rangeworthy in Gloucs:
William WALL, 2 Feb 1859, 67, 1792
Hannah, 17 Jan 1873, 85, 1788
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas RATHBONE, 11 Feb 1902, 82, 1820
Elizabeth SHIPWAY, 12 Aug 1870, 83, 1787
Thomas RATHBONE, 12 July 1871, 48, 1823
Needs further research to confirm relationship.

{Additional notes in Family Notes; General Information" on a hand drawn family tree provides names of Jane's parents as Thomas and Elizabeth...}

Her name appears on census's as born in Iron Acton, Gloucestershire.

Had this name originally as "Eliza Rathbone". Now confirmed to be "Jane" that married John Allen. Poss Eliza was alternate name? 
RATHBONE, Jane Ann (I91)
215 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1113)
216 06/10
William filled out many forms in relation to his homestead during his fight to keep the land. In a number of these it states that he had 3 small children. In one he states that his wife had twins in January 1913 but one of them died. 
HEATH, ? (I1114)
217 06/11

1871 census has William George HEATH, aged 11 months (census was April 2nd 1871) with his parents. So a birth date of around May 1870.

BMD Index has a birth record for William George HEATH in Oct-Nov-Dec- 1869:
BMD Search result details
Civil Registration event: Birth

Name: HEATH, William George
Registration District: Clifton
County: Gloucestershire
Year of Registration: 1869
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume No: 6A
Page No: 55

There is a William George HEATH recorded in the 1881 census living with Samuel H. Heath (carpenter) at 4, Clyde Rd. Westbury-on-Trym. Originally it was thought that this was our William George (as birth date/place was a near match) living with an relatives, since his brothers had both been deposited with relatives after the apparent breakup of their parents marriage. However, this William George's birth certificate (BMD:Dec Qtr 1869, Clifton 6a page 55) proves his parents to have been Samuel H Heath and Emma (nee Payne). So this is not the right William George.
The 1911 census has William JJ HEATH born in Bristol, living in Birkenhead. He also appears on the 1901 census as William HEATH in Bootle, West Derby. Not convinced that this is the correct William. BMD confirms that this is William John J HEATH b1871. Perhaps William George (1871 census) and William Charles (1881+ census) are one and the same person. Or perhaps William George died very young? 
HEATH, William George (I161)
218 06/11
1851 census lists William BRUMWELL as Richard's grandson. At present it is not clear who William is the son of? One of the daughters? A son who is not living with them? Need to follow William in future census.
Unable to locate "Richard BRUMWELL; bc1787" in the 1861 census or beyond. 
BRUMWELL, Richard (I1339)
219 06/11
1871 census has Mary aged 65. But so does the 1861 census! I suspect the 1871 census is correct since her children are about the right age, unless she had her son Timothy when she was 55? 
?, Mary (I998)
220 06/11
1871 census has Timothy born in "Cork", Ireland. This is the only reference I have so far to a specific place in Ireland for his (and his wife Mary's) birth.
Unable to locate Timothy in any census after 1871. 
CULLINANE, Timothy (I103)
221 06/11
1891 census has Henry's age incorrectly given as 21. It should be 31. The last census he appears on is the 1901 census.

Extract from tape recording with Douglas CAMPBELL and Andrew STANTON discussing Frederick CAMPBELL.

AS: His grandfather you were saying dad was the was involved in the Metropolitan police?
DC: He was on the mounted police yes the mounted side
AS: The mounted police? Yes so that means that's your great grandfather?
DC: Yes yes
AS: Was that before 1600 or?
DC: Ooh hoo! (laughter) 
CAMPBELL, Henry John (I826)
222 06/11
1911 census states 12 children, 6 still alive. 
TYAS, Mary Ann (I269)
223 06/11
1911 census suggests that Timothy and Eliza had 11 children. By 1911 4 had died. We know this would include Ellen, but who were the other 3? Perhaps James b1880?

Radio Bristol this morning featured a man with a background of both an appreciation of blues music from the cotton plantations in America and an interest in local history. He has been inspired, by work done by Barton Hill History Society, to devise a musical community play entitled "King Cotton", based on the history of the Great Western Cotton Factory, where your predecessor Mr. Cullinane was a foreman. This fellow explained in a radio interview how this huge factory was built on a greenfield site at Barton Hill which was originally an area of orchards and market gardens (hence the 'local' "Rhubarb Tavern") and completely changed the nature of the area and of the inhabitants.
Capital for the project was supplied by ten men who had profited from the slave trade and the West Indies and aimed, after slavery, to continue here the work they had done in America.
Factory life ibn Barton Hill was pretty strict with mostly women working from 6 to 6 daily and 6-12 mid-day on Saturdays. One chap of 90-odd years, Wally Ball, rang in to say he remembered as a small boy being allowed to go with his mother to her workplace, with something like 1,000 women in a huge hall full of huge cast-iron shuttle machines, many, as was his mother, looking after up to 6 machines each. Dad will remember the road where he lived, Russeltown Avenue (which was originally called Dean Lane but was changed to distinguish it from the Dean Lane in Bedminster). The average employee total at the factory was usually around 1,200 to 1,800 and even up to 2,000.
Finally, of course, due to the American cotton famine caused by boll weevil, and growing competition from Liverpool where access to the port was easier and so Port Charges were not so high, the Great Western project was never able fully to recover again.
G.E.C. (General Electric Co.) were the last to use the factory premises, as a warehouse depot, before it was demolished. It was mentioned in the interview how it was a shame that demolition was considered necessary - that 'conservation' concerns most usually the property of the privileged rich and it is working traditions that always warrant 'demolition'.
CULLINANE, Edward Timothy (I48)
224 06/11
A Sarah PATTEN (b.W Chinnock) appears in the 1841 census as a "School Mistress" in Fisherton Anger (where her brother William and his family also live). She is with a lady called Elizabeth who is 80 (b1761) who is likely to be Elizabeth nee LOWCOCK - Sarah's mother. Both women are unusally born "out of county". These women and William's family are the only PATTEN's in Wiltshire in the 1841 census, (with the exception of one 15yr old "Mary PATTEN" in "Cricklade & Wootton Bassett Union"). There are a quite a few PATTENs in Somerset though, mainly in Registration District of Yeovil which includes West Chinnock, but none that appear to match the correct age requirement for Sarah and Elizabeth, nor are there any likely William's PATTEN's left in West Chinnock in this census. All of which suggests they are all of the same PATTEN's family formerly of West Chinnock.
Then Sarah appears in the 1851 census in West Chinnock, lodger, unmarried, as a "Pauper School Mistress".

Email from Keith Patten:
West Chinnock, Sara? Patten, baptised 29.10.1789 
PATTEN, Sarah (I920)
225 06/11
Can't find Aaron and his parents together on a census document. Both appear on the 1841 census, however John and Hester are at Henbury on the other side of Bristol. Need more proof that these are his parents.

1841 census has Aaron and family living at "Rolling Mills" near Wick and Abson in Gloucestershire.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Abson like this:
ABSON, Abston, or Abbotston, a village and a parish in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester. The village stands on a small tributary of the Avon, 3 miles SE of Mangotsfield r. station, and 7 E by N of Bristol. The parish contains also the villages of Bridgegate and Holbrook; and is sometimes called Abson-cum-Wick, and sometimes Wick and Abson. Post Town, Wick under Bath. Acres, 2,315. Real property, £5,541. Pop., 833. Houses, 185. The manor belonged anciently to Glastonbury Abbey, and belongs now to Messrs. Batterbury and Tolman. There are romantic rocky heights, a Roman camp, two Druidical stones, lead and tin ores, and two iron-rolling mills. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Pucklechurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. There are a church for Abson, of early English date; a church for Wick, built in 1850; Independent and Wesleyan chapels; and a national school.
ALLEN, Aaron O (I1124)
226 06/11
Can't locate Richard on the 1851 census

1871 Census has Richard (43) a labourer, living at 6 John Street with daughters Sarah Ann (12), Elizabeth Jane (10) and Kate (5)

06/05 Graham Turner
1861 Census with Richard and Mary Ann and family at 6 John Street.

Mervyn located Richard Target (Caroline's father) still living at 6 John St., Southampton St. Mary, the same address given on her marriage certificate. He is shown as aged 53, widower, a coalyard labourer, (born Basingstoke, Hants) living with a daughter Kate Target, aged 15, (born Sou'ton, Hants.). [Note only one final 't' now, but perhaps as assumed by the census taker or lost in the transcription]. I wonder what happened to Mary Ann (Caroline's mum) in the meanwhile? She would have been 40-ish when little Kate was born.
TARGETT, Richard (I176)
227 06/11
Cannot find Harold and family on the 1911 census. Perhaps they emigrated to Australia between Mary's birth in Nov 1910 and the census date April 1911.
Nor can find him (can find lots of Harry Whites on the 1881 or 1891 censuses.

Caroline Weber detailed birth dates etc regarding Harold White, Bryant Weber and Mary White and descendants on visit to UK July 2004.

Emigrated to Australia. 
WHITE, Harold Goodenough (I361)
228 06/11
Eliza's husband George DUNN is recorded as a "Widower" in the 1911 census. Though Eliza doesn't appear with him on the 1891 census either so maybe she died earlier than that. 
KNIGHT, Eliza (I931)
229 06/11
Essex Street no longer exists in Bedminster. It occupied the position now occupied by a tower block called "Northfield House" on Catherine Mead Street.

1881 Census:
Samuel Charles Heath was living with his Aunt Arabella (Matilda's sister), who by then was married to Samuel Bennett, at 15 Bartley Street, Bedminster, Bristol. He continued to live with them until he married Deborah, who was the daughter of George Dunn - a lodger at 15 Bartley Street. This must have been how they met!
HEATH, Samuel Charles (I154)
230 06/11
Frank William is thought to have died soon after birth as no-one remembers him but Mervyn Stanton has a copy of his birth certificate. He appears on the 1891 census with his parents but is gone by 1901 census which only has his younger siblings.
Unable to locate "Frank HEATH, bc1890" on the 1911 census. 
HEATH, Frank William (I153)
231 06/11
Henry is listed on the 1871 census as "step-son" of the Head (John George BEATON).
Unable to locate "Henry BABSTOCK" on the 1881 census or beyond. 
BABSTOCK, Henry E (I1337)
232 06/11
In 1891 John is working as a Stoker aboard the 2nd Class Battleship "Audacious".
"The ship's refit was complete in March 1883 and she again relieved Iron Duke as flagship of the China Station later that year. Audacious remained there until 1889 when she returned to Chatham where she was refitted, rearmed and replaced her masts and rigging with simple pole masts fitted with fighting tops . Upon the completion of her refit in 1890 she returned to Hull for the third time until the ship was decommissioned in 1894."
The China Station was a historical formation of the British Royal Navy . It was formally the units and establishments responsible to the Commander-in-Chief, China.
From 1831 to 1865 the East Indies Station and the China Station were a single command known as the East Indies and China Station .[1] The China Station, established in 1865, covered the coasts of China and its navigable rivers, the western part of the Pacific Ocean , and the waters around the Dutch East Indies .[2] These responsibilities did not imply territorial claims, although the navy often co-operated with British commercial interests in the above areas. The China Station had bases at Singapore , HMS Tamar (1865-1941 and 1945-1997) in Hong Kong and Wei Hai Wei (1898-1930).

It seems that the family recollection of John was that he was also known as "Jack". The story goes that "Jack" was in the Navy and told stories of chasing the Sheikh of Zanzibars' wives! Also of transporting guns out of warships on the Zambesi. Boer war? Originally we had Jack and John as separate individuals in the database, however, with the discovery of John in the Navy on the 1891 census (and the lack of any sign of a "Jack" in any official records) it would seem that John and "Jack" are one and the same person.

In 1871 at the time of the Census Timothy and Eliza had James, aged 1, with them, but John, also aged 1, was being looked after by Eliza's mum, Mrs. Child. It appears that James and John were twins, because on the 1881 Census John was aged 11 but there was a James aged 1. So did James, the twin aged 1 in 1871, die, to be remembered by the re-use of his name for a later son in 10 years' time? It's the only explanation that occurs to me at this time.

By 1911 John and Emily were managing the Victoria Hotel in Dover, Kent. More detail on this establishment is available here: 
CULLINANE, John J (I258)
233 06/11
In the 1851 census Joseph and Sarah are living with Joseph's parents Jacob and Mary HEATH. Also in the house are "Grand-daughters" of the Head (Jacob). Assumed to be daughters (Ann and Elizabeth) of Joseph and Sarah.

By 1861 it is believed that Joseph was dead. It seems that his daughters Ann and Elizabeth were now living with his younger brother Jacob and his family. While his wife Sarah was working in service (as a nurse) in the household of George MOGAN, a Banker in Lyncombe, Bath. 
HEATH, Joseph (I415)
234 06/11
It is not clear why John and Jane would have married so far from their "home". On the 1871 census there is however a family of ALLEN's from Devon living in Llansamlet near Neath. I wonder if there could be a connection there.
Interesting to see that in the 1901 census Elizabeth is working as a cook for the family of a clergyman (Griffith Matthews) who was born in Tonna, Neath. Tonna is 1km up the road from where John ALLEN and Elizabeth RATHBONE (cousins of this Elizabeth) were married. This suggests that the link with this part of South Wales was perhaps on the ALLEN side rather than RATHBONE.

Notes from Source "Ronald Stanton, Family Notes, General Information, ALLEN.": Grandpa John James Allen. b12/12/59 d19/2/49; Telephone Foreman Ganger; Edison Bell Company. All poles from Taunton to Bridgewater. Enjoyed walking in country. Tired out. Police bring him home.

3 Oakley Avenue, Whitehall.

Members of Primitive Whitehall Methodist Church, St George, Bristol. Burial service there.

Photo from Album 1. Page 13 - Written on rear is detail that John and Jane had 11 children. Elizabeth and Gilbert were the only surviving children by time the photo was taken. The census of 1911 however says they had 7 children born alive, but only 2 remaining. 
ALLEN, John James (I90)
235 06/11
It would appear that John Charles left Bristol in the 1870's for London. There he married a lady called Ellen (surname unknown) born in Saffron Walden, Essex, who appears as his wife on the 1881 and 1891 census. They don't appear to have had any children. In 1899 John Charles remarries again to an "Emily GOULD" (BMD Index). So that by the 1901 census we find John Charles with wife "Emily", born in Minstead, Hampshire. Also living with them is Herbert John GOULD who is listed as John's stepson, this ties in with the names on the marriage data on the BMD Index. 
?, Ellen (I1332)
236 06/11
It would appear that John Charles left Bristol in the 1870's for London. There he married a lady called Ellen (surname unknown) born in Saffron Walden, Essex, who appears as his wife on the 1881 and 1891 census. They don't appear to have had any children. In 1899 John Charles remarries again to an "Emily GOULD" (BMD Index). So that by the 1901 census we find John Charles with wife "Emily", born in Minstead, Hampshire. Also living with them is Herbert John GOULD who is listed as John's stepson, this ties in with the names on the marriage data on the BMD Index. Emily's 1911 census record shows that John Charles has (apparently) died and she has become a widow. She is now running a 10 room boarding house in Paddington. The census also records that Emily had two children born to her alive, but that only one survives (presumably Herbert John?) 
GOULD, Emily (I1333)
237 06/11
It would appear that John Charles left Bristol sometime in the 1870's for London. There he married a lady called Ellen (surname unknown) born in Saffron Walden, Essex, who appears as his wife on the 1881 and 1891 census. They don't appear to have had any children. In 1899 John Charles remarries again to an "Emily GOULD" (BMD Index). So that by the 1901 census we find John Charles with wife "Emily", born in Minstead, Hampshire. Also living with them is Herbert John GOULD who is listed as John's stepson, this ties in with the names on the marriage data on the BMD Index. Emily's 1911 census record shows that John Charles has (apparently) died and she has become a widow. She is now running a 10 room boarding house in Paddington. The census also records that Emily had two children born to her alive, but that only one survives (presumably Herbert John?)
11/08 Mervyn
Matilda Mabbett married John Charles HEATH of course (when already three months pregnant) but they managed to continue to have a family of three boys, although at the time of the 1871 Census,only one was living with them - they seemed to have been having problems, because the other two boys were living with relatives.
By the publication of the 1881 Census John Charles HEATH is shown in St. Marylebone, London, aged 30, with a new wife, Ellen, aged 26. And by the 1901 Census, at the age of 50 he had changed her for Emily, aged 47 (who had been a servant in a coffee shop) and an 18 year-old stepson, Herbert John GOULD, who was a Solicitor's clerk.

09/05 Mervyn
The 1851 Census shows: at 49 Broadmead, St. James, Bristol.
HEATH John (senior) 22, shoemaker, born Paulton, Som.
HEATH Jane, 28, " Wellington, Som.
HEATH John (Charles - junior) 1m " Bristol.

1871Census- 16 Dale Street, St.Paul, Bristol shows:
John Charles Heath, 21, paperhanger, b.Broadmead, St.James;
Matilda Heath, 21, wife, machinist, b.Harford St.,St.James;
William George Heath, 6 mth , son, b.Froom St.,St.Pauls.

Also 1881Census- 22 North St., St.Marylebone,London, Middlesex, England, shows:
John Heath,30, paperhanger, b.Bristol,Gloucs.;
Ellen Heath,26, wife ,b.Waldon, Essex.
( Mystery no.1. Is this our John Charles? - Mystery no 2. What happened to Matilda?) 
HEATH, John Charles (I162)
238 06/11
Previous info had name as "Margaret" Born: Neath; Address: George Street Neath Wales - but no source. 
ELSMORE, Magdalene (I369)
239 06/11
The 1911 census finds Elizabeth visiting her daughter Martha and her family. Elizabeth is listed as having had 11 children in all, 8 surviving. She is also listed as still married (for 47 years).

Unable to locate Elizabeth ALLCOCK in the 1871 census. 
?, Elizabeth (I1350)
240 06/11
This James (a 2nd James?) is definately appears on both the 1881 and 1891 census with consistent age. 
CULLINANE, James (I216)
241 06/13 (Steve ALLEN email)
"Don met a women Maud Elsie M. Oldfield 13 year his older and that was just not the done thing back then.
They married and Maud got pregnant at the same time as Don had to go off to war.
My mum June Allen (nee Ford) has love letter between them at this time and apparently Don was due to come home shortly after he got killed.

My father Michael Donovan Joseph Allen was born 12th April 1938
It seems that Joseph and Mary Matilda Allen (nee Mills) acted more as his parents than Maud."

Donovan was a scout at St Chads, Bristol with Ronald Stanton. Ronald later married Donovan's cousin Ruby Allen.
Donovan was killed aboard the Royal Navy Submarine "Orpheus" during WW2 on 19th June 1940,
HMS Orpheus (Lt.Cdr. James Anthony Surtees Wise, RN) was sunk on 19 June 1940 while on patrol about 25 nautical miles north of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º30'N, 24º00'E by the Italian destroyer Turbine. Orpheus had departed Malta on 10 June for a patrol of Syracuse. Orpheus was declared overdue on the 27th.

and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in Plymouth, England.
The Commonwealth War Graves certificate reads:
In Memory of

D/JX 135712, H.M. Submarine Orpheus, Royal Navy
who died
on 29 June 1940

Remembered with honour

Apparently Alexander married and was believed to have had a child. He died aboard a Royal Navy Submarine in c1943. 
ALLEN, Donovan Joseph (I1097)
242 06/13 (Steve ALLEN)
"Donovan and Maude Elsie M. Allen (nee Oldfield)

Michael Donovan Joseph Allen married June May Ford

The Fords and the Oldfields are old Bristol families that seem to dominate Bedminster and Dundry respectively.
There are also Honeyfields in the tree as well on my mums side." 
OLDFIELD, Maud Elsie M (I1954)
243 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1955)
244 06/13 (Steve ALLEN)
My father Michael Donovan Joseph Allen was born 12th April 1938.
It seems that Joseph and Mary Matilda Allen (nee Mills) acted more as his parents than Maud. 
ALLEN, Michael Donovan Joseph (I1952)
245 06/15
Between October 1944 and March 1945, Cliff was posted to Aversa Italy (North of Naples) to work at a refugee camp where the Friends Ambulance Unit had a station. The following excerpt from A. Tegla Davies' "THE STORY OF THE F.A.U. IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1946" (1947) describes the work Cliff was involved in - the final lines echoing the impression I have gained of his compassion and humanist nature.

"As already suggested, Displaced Persons were never such a problem in Italy as they became in Central Europe. But in addition to the Jugoslavs and Poles there were several thousands of Jews and people of many nationalities, of mixed nationality or of no nationality at all, who had been released from internment or had been caught by the war in Italy. At Aversa and Cine Citta, the Italian Hollywood south of Rome, the Unit assisted in camps set up for them.

The Unit had already worked at Aversa when it housed Italian refugees. When Leo Davies arrived there from Sicily in October 1944, it had been taken over to accommodate some 700 non-Italians. At Cine Citta, the pretentious but battered studio buildings had room for two camps, Italian and non-Italian; the population of the latter during the six months over the winter of 1944-45, when the Unit worked in it, fluctuated between 300 and 1,400. In Aversa and Cine Citta the Unit's efforts were largely concerned with welfare-workshops and other occupations, education for the children---for everywhere there were children---and above all the kind of case-work which consists of sitting down to listen sympathetically to tales of hardship and distress. At Cine Citta the routine job was the supply and testing of 40,000 to 70,000 gallons of drinkable water daily, but...

"by far the most important part of the work has been that which is so hard to write about in reports, that of talking with individuals and helping to solve their problems and showing them that there is still someone who is willing to listen to them and give them time and assistance if possible. In most cases now the real necessities of life are forthcoming, but it is in little things---little to us---that mental sufferings often occur. When there is physical danger, or when people are on the move, then there is not the same sort of worry. It is when they feel a little safe, physically, and have time to brood that their worst time comes, and it is in camps such as this that it is seen to the maximum. It is sometimes by our friendliness and sympathy in these cases that our best work is done . . . . A refugee is a 'class'---the lowest social stratum."

Whether among Italians or non-Italians, the Unit had no lack of opportunity in the camps to show friendliness and sympathy."

Then, between March and April 1945 Cliff worked with the UNRRA Relief Team at the Refugee Transit camp at Ortana on the North coast. Again from A. Tegla Davies' takes up the story:

"A survey of the position in Chieti and adjoining provinces had been undertaken early in 1945, and during the spring a transit camp set up outside Ortona. Here the Unit was engaged until the end of the year on the management of the camp and the distribution of the refugees to their homes. Refugees, returning prisoners and forced labourers, stayed a day or two before being moved on.

"From this last station of a journey that began in many cases north of the Alps, they returned to the devastated villages and minefields of the Sangro Valley, which the town dominates. Ortona, still littered with the broken hulls of tanks, was the railhead and lay down the road . . . . The condition of the returning refugees at the end of their long trek through the, transit centres was often surprisingly good. Arriving as they did with loads of luggage which might include pigs, tortoises, dogs, hens and grain, they showed annoyance when they found that they could not proceed immediately to their homes. However, the situation was fully explained to them on arrival, when the head of each family was interviewed. An opportunity was given to everyone to go first to the place he wanted to go back to. No one seemed to be deterred by what he found.; whole families would set up house in one room and even one standing wall could still be regarded as home by those who had been exiled for years."

Between 30th April 1945 and 2nd June 1945, Cliff was stationed at the 98th British General Hospital which at the time was at Bari, near the heel of Italy, occupying the Bari Polyclinic, formerly Mussolini's's health-care showpiece. ( and

In 1958 Clifford and Ruth were married by Cliff's brother Rev. Ronald Stanton at the church of St Thomas' Telford Park in Streatham South London. Best man was Cliff's brother Mervyn. Maid of honour was Ruth's sister Patricia M Poole.

Cliff founded the Exeter branch of the Woodcraft Folk in 1951. He was known as "Wanderfoot" or "Wandi" by the "Folk". While in hospital in late 1974 some weeks before his death. He received a huge number of cards from wellwishers around the Woodcraft Folk community including many homemade cards from numerous children in the organisation. The kids clearly loved him judging by the comments in the cards "Get well soon - Woodcraft Folk need you back"; and "We want to play". 
STANTON, Clifford Leslie (I105)
246 06/15
Rob and Jackie met c1962 at a fairground in Barnby Dun where Jackie had grown up from age 4. Rob was working as an engineer at a nearby power station. Rob and Jackie met as they played the slot machines with friends at the fairground. 
CAMPBELL, Robert Douglas (I16)
247 06/17
Francis died tragically of gas poisoning at the family home in Gosport.

1891 census has Francis and Henry BALL living in the same house as Francis' mother Mary Ann WEST and some siblings.

1911 census records that Francis had borne 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive. This might suggest that Frederick BALL is still alive, although he can't be conlusively pinned down on the 1911 census yet.

EDavies data suggests:

FRANCIS WEST (FREDERICK WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1869. She married HENRY BALL December 1887 in Pancras, London. He was born 1822 in Somerset.

Census: 1881, 24 Weddington Road, Kentish Town, London

Children of FRANCIS WEST and HENRY BALL are:
i. HENRY BALL, b. 1889.

More About HENRY BALL:
Census: 1901, School in Weston, Somerset

ii. FREDERICK BALL, b. 1890.

Census: 1901, School in Weston, Somerset
WEST, Francis Ada (I66)
248 07/04
Caroline Weber detailed birth dates etc regarding Harold White, Bryant Weber and Mary White and descendants on visit to UK July 2004. 
WEBER, Bryant Clarence Frederick (I363)
249 07/06
1851 Census, West Hatch, Somerset, England:
Robert Yard,55,Ag.Lab.
YARD, Robert (I167)
250 07/06
Buried 13/05/1835 aged 11 months 
HEATH, Sarah (I671)

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