and Nancy MILES (c1839-1889)
and Hephzibah Emma WOOD (1859-?)
Henry Boorman and Nancy Miles married in the second quarter of
1876 in the Uckfield, Sussex registration district (not in the parish
churches of Rotherfield or St. John's in Withyham). Henry next married
Hephzibah Emma Wood on 24 October 1889 (ref.
1) in the West Ashford. Kent registration district. The following
was noted in their daughter Violet's diary: "Celebrated Oct 25
Sunday by a meeting finishing by a presentation of a Silver Cruet & Hymn
Book. Aunts & Uncles etc. Ottoman Couch. Peggy Reader Silver
Butter Knife." (They were not my direct ancestors. Henry was
the brother of my 2x Great Grandfather, Frederick Edward Boorman.)
Henry Boorman was born on 11 August 1854
(ref. 1) in Burwash,
Sussex. He was the sixth son and twelth child of
Charlotte Bourne (1813-1893). He was a 7 year old
scholar in 1861. In 1871 Henry was an unemployed bricklayer's labourer
and living with his parents. Henry died on 31 May 1928, just before
10.30pm (ref. 1).
His cause of death was Syncope, bronchitis and Tubercular disease of the
heart (ref. 1). He
was buried on 5 June 1928, followed by a funeral sermon on 10 June, preached
by Mr. K. from Matt 15 part of verse 25, a reading of Eecl 3 and hymns 1048,
64 1072 (ref. 1).
was born about 1843 in Mayfield, Sussex as per the 1881 census. She
may have died aged 51 years in the first quarter of 1889 in the Cranbrook
registration district. In 1871 Nancy was an unmarried 32 year old,
living at 39 Grosvenor Road in Tunbridge Wells, along with her partner 44
year Harriett Mitchell. Their occupations were both given as
fancy repository. In 1861 Nancy was a 24 year old housemaid and
Harriet a 36 year old housekeeper and they were both servants in the home of
William Palmer Jones at Heathcliffe in Tonbridge.
Wood was born on 3 February 1859 (ref.
1) in All Hallows, Middlesex. She was the second daughter and
third child of
(1832-1918). When the 1861 census was recorded she was 2 years old and
living with her parents at 14 Queen Street in Ashford, Kent. Her
father was then a carpenter. In 1871 she was a 12 year old scholar and
living with her parents at 1 Norwood Street in Ashford. She was still
living with her parents at 1 Norwood Street in 1881 and she was then 22
In 1891 the couple
and Henry's daughter from his first marriage were living at Cold Harbour in
Frittenden, Kent and he was a farmer. They were still living at Cold
Harbour when the 1901 census was recorded.
Boorman and Nancy Miles had 1 known daughter:
May Boorman was born on 4 May 1878
in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She was a 12 year old scholar in 1891 and
living with her father and step mother. She may have married in the
fourth quarter of 1905 in the Tonbridge registration district to either
Frederick Harry Bathurst or Charles Henry Jarvis.
Henry Boorman and
Hephzibah Emma Wood had 6 known children:
Boorman's birth and death was registered in the first quarter of 1891.
But his sister's diary notes that he was born on 6 December 1891 (ref.
1). Should that have been 1890?
was born in the first quarter of 1892 in
Frittenden. In 1901 she was 9 years old and living at home with her
parents and younger siblings. Violet left a diary which sold on ebay
(not to me). The diary was given to her by her mother on 21 April
1902. She noted "Had watch April 1904 on a Sunday from Auntie
Ruthie & chain from cousin (Alfred Betts)". 1914 was an
eventful year, as 2 of her brothers were very ill, a/her bike was stolen
in about September and there was a fire on 5 November. On 19
July 1920 she was visited by her Uncle Charles Boorman and his
wife, her Aunt Emma and her husband and her cousin
Fred Hoadley, who all went by motor. Violet did not marry.
She died aged 84 years on 30 September 1976.
Many thanks to
David Porter who took the above photographs on 4 August 2007.
Please click on the pictures for larger images.
was born in the first quarter of 1893 in Frittenden. He was 8 years
old in 1901. He was ill with blood poisoning from the end of April
and May 1914 (ref.
1). He came of age in 1914 (ref.
1). He died aged 71 years on 16 July 1964.
David Ernest Boorman
was born in the first quarter of
1894 in Frittenden. In 1901 he was 7 years old. He was very
ill with fever from February to April 1914 (ref.
was born in the third quarter of 1895 in
Frittenden. He was 5 years old in 1901. He was known as
Charlie and he was probably baptised as an adult on the afternoon of
Sunday 28 December 1924 in Flimwell (ref.
1). A note in Violet's diary says "Hymns Sung chosen by C, 434,
640 4th verse suited C well, 428, Read Matt 28, Text Matt 28.19 & Part of
20 verse". He died aged 67 years on 29 June 1963.
also known as Bessie
was born 23 July 1898 (ref.
1) in Frittenden. In 1901 she
was 2 years old. She was 21 in 1919 (ref.
- Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG12/694, folio 120, page 13)
Borman, Head, Mar, 36, Farmer, born Sussex Burwash
Borman, Wife, Mar, 32, born Middlesex, All Hallows
Borman, Daur, 12, Scholar, born Kent, Tunbridge Wells
- Cold Harbour, Frittenden, Kent (RG13/775, folio 43, page 13)
Boorman, Head, M, 46, Farmer, Employer, born Sussex, Wadhurst
Boorman, Wife, 42, born Middlesex, Allhallows
Boorman, Daur, 9, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 8, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 7, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Son, 5, born Kent, Frittenden
Boorman, Daur, 2, born Kent, Frittenden
Ref. 1 - Violet Boorman's diary