Family of William SHURMER and Harriett SKELTON

Husband: William SHURMER (1828-1908)
Wife: Harriett SKELTON (1833-1897)
Children: Joseph Peter SHURMER (1854-1913)
Harriett Elizabeth SHURMER (1856- )
William John SHURMER (1859- )
Annie SHURMER (1861-1887)
Mary Martha (Louisa) SHURMER (1864- )
James Benjamin SHURMER (1866- )
Clara Ellen SHURMER (1868- )
Alice Amelia SHURMER (1871- )
Eliza Jane SHURMER (1874- )
Marriage Q2 1854 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Husband: William SHURMER

Name: William SHURMER
Sex: Male
Father: Elijah SHURMER (1791-1868)
Mother: Phoebe HAWKER (1794-1861)
Birth 1828 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Baptism
Christening 4 Jun 1828 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Occupation Agricultual Labourer
Death 4 Feb 1908 (age 79-80) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Wife: Harriett SKELTON

Name: Harriett SKELTON
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1833 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Occupation Laundress
Death 4 Sep 1897 (age 63-64) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 1: Joseph Peter SHURMER

Name: Joseph Peter SHURMER
Sex: Male
Birth 1854 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 12 Nov 1854 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Occupation Labourer1
Death 10 Feb 1913 (age 58-59) Invercargill, New Zealand

Child 2: Harriett Elizabeth SHURMER

Name: Harriett Elizabeth SHURMER
Sex: Female
Birth 1856 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 28 Sep 1856 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 3: William John SHURMER

Name: William John SHURMER
Sex: Male
Birth Q1 1859 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 15 Apr 1859 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 4: Annie SHURMER

Name: Annie SHURMER
Sex: Female
Birth Q4 1861 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 10 Aug 1862 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2
Occupation Servant / Nurse3
Death 12 Feb 1887 (age 25) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Child 5: Mary Martha (Louisa) SHURMER

Name: Mary Martha (Louisa) SHURMER
Sex: Female
Spouse: Ernest Albert YOUNG (1863- )
Birth Q1 1864 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 25 Dec 1864 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2

Child 6: James Benjamin SHURMER

Name: James Benjamin SHURMER
Sex: Male
Birth Q2 1866 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 6 Jan 1867 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2

Child 7: Clara Ellen SHURMER

Name: Clara Ellen SHURMER
Sex: Female
Spouse: George BEDFORD (1867- )
Birth 1868 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 27 Dec 1868 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2

Child 8: Alice Amelia SHURMER

Name: Alice Amelia SHURMER
Sex: Female
Spouse: William Henry KENT (1869- )
Birth Q1 1871 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Christening 15 Jan 1871 (age -1-0 (!)) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire2

Child 9: Eliza Jane SHURMER

Name: Eliza Jane SHURMER4
Sex: Female
Spouse: Thomas Charles NEWMAN (1875- )
Birth Q4 1874 Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire4
Christening 17 Jan 1875 (age 0) Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Note on Husband: William SHURMER

In 1851 he was living in Leckhampton, Gloucestershire with his parents, 2 brothers, a sister and his niece Maria Shurmer (aged 4). He was 25 years old and a Agricultural Labourer.

In 1861 he was living at Pillay, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire with his wife, daughter and son. He was 36 years old and a Agricultural Labourer.

In 1871 he was living at Pilley, Leckhampton with his wife, 3 sons and 5 daughters. He was 48 years old and a Labourer.

 

A tombstone at St.Peter's church, Leckhampton has the following inscription -

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNIE SHURMER. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE. FEBRY 12TH 1887, AGED 25 YEARS. NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE. ALSO OF HER PARENTS WILLIAM SHURMER, DIED FEBRY 4TH 1908, AGED 88 YEARS. AND HARRIET, HIS BELOVED WIFE, DIED SEPTR 4TH 1897, AGED 69 YEARS. "PEACE, PERFECT PEACE." ALSO OF THEIR ELDEST SON JOSEPH PETER

SHURMER DIED AT INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND FEBRY 10TH 1913. AGED 58 YEARS.

Note on Wife: Harriett SKELTON

In 1861 she was living at Pillay, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire with her husband and 1 son. She was 20 years old.

In 1871 she was living at Pilley, Leckhampton with her husband, 3 sons and 5 daughters. She was 30 years old.

 

A tombstone at St.Peter's church, Leckhampton has the following inscription -

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNIE SHURMER. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE. FEBRY 12TH 1887, AGED 25 YEARS. NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE. ALSO OF HER PARENTS WILLIAM SHURMER, DIED FEBRY 4TH 1908, AGED 88 YEARS. AND HARRIET, HIS BELOVED WIFE, DIED SEPTR 4TH 1897, AGED 69 YEARS. "PEACE, PERFECT PEACE." ALSO OF THEIR ELDEST SON JOSEPH PETER

SHURMER DIED AT INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND FEBRY 10TH 1913. AGED 58 YEARS.

Sources

1"Ancestry.Co.Uk Census Returns 1841 - 1901.".
2Dawn Kent, "Leckhampton Christening Records - Cheltenham".
3Church of Latter Day Saints Database, "IGI - LDS".
4"Dawn Kent".