Bessie May (Bess) DOWNTON

Bessie May (Bess) DOWNTON

Female 1912 - 1982  (70 years)

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  • Name Bessie May DOWNTON 
    Nickname Bess 
    Born 18 Sep 1912  Loverstone Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptised on an unknown date  Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Nov 1982  Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cremated Aft 21 Nov 1982  the Crematorium, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1912: Born in Chillerton on Wednesday 18 September.

      1916: First attended Chillerton School on 11 September, shortly before her 4th birthday

      1916: Last day at Chillerton School on 10 October (after just 4 weeks) when family moved to Downers in Chale.

      1935: Married Bill Terry in Chale.

      1939 Register: "Glavantre" Newport Road, Northwood, Cowes U.D., Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2644D/016/37
      Bessie M Terry 18 Sep 1912 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 212 2
      William G Terry 29 Jan 1909 Male Haulage Contractor Lorry Driver Heavy Worker Married 212 1
      Mavis Skeens (Terry) 02 Dec 1935 Female Under School Age Single 212 3
    Person ID I16  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2016 

    Father Andrew John (Jack or Dancer) DOWNTON,   b. 13 Nov 1879, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1950, Newport Road, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Minnie RYALL,   b. 18 Aug 1875, Chillerton, Wootton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1946, North End, Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1904  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William George (Bill) TERRY,   b. 29 Jan 1909, Rookley, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1986, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1935  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married at Chale Methodist (Newnham Lane)
      Witnesses: Ellen Emily Terry, Edgar Jeremiah Terry
    Children 
    +1. Mavis TERRY,   b. 2 Dec 1935, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1993, Apse Heath, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. K.W. TERRY
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1912 - Loverstone Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - on an unknown date - Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1935 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mavis TERRY - 2 Dec 1935 - Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1982 - Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Aft 21 Nov 1982 - the Crematorium, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address/Street       : Hamlet/District       : Village/Town       : City/County       : County/State       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Bessie Downton - 17 Dec 1931
    Bessie Downton - 17 Dec 1931
    Bess photographed as bridesmaid at Les & Flo's wedding

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Chillerton School Record, 918, 11 Sep 1916.
      Note: School record shows date of birth incorrectly, as 8 Sep 1912

    2. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), N60/E475, 1912.
      Newport District; Bessie May Downton; other surname = Ryall

    3. [S141] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Death Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/deaths/bmd_d_search.html), B25A/E19, 1982.
      B Register; Bessie May Terry; 70, Downton