~ HOMERSHAM FAMILY ~

CANTERBURY

James Homersham (b. 1781 Canterbury – died 1854 Canterbury) who married Mary Lilley in 1803, in St. Stephen, Coleman Street, London. Mary was born c. 1785 and died July 25, 1863, in Canterbury.

James Homersham was a Woolstapler. He had his own company, which was listed the 1830 directory - James Homersham & Son, North Lane and 12 St. Peter's Street.

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Possibly Mary Homersham (blank on reverse) - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

 

Children of James and Mary Homersham of Canterbury:


James Homersham 1805-1885

William Homersham 1806 - died 14th July 1807

*William Homersham buried July 17, 1807 age 11 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

George Lilley Homersham 1808 - died 7th November 1808

*George Lilley Homersham buried November 13, 1808, age 3 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

Thomas Homersham 1811- died 20th July 1811

*Thomas Homersham buried July 25, 1811, age 6 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

John Homersham 1812-1893

Ann Homersham 1813-1869

Charles Flackton Homersham -
died 6th October 1814

*Charles Flacton Homersham buried October 13, 1814, 4.9 years - buried Holy Cross

Osborn Homersham 1817-1877

Harriet Homersham 1820 - died 13th September 1820

*Harriet Homersham buried September 17, 1820, 17 days of St. Peters Street, buried at Holy Cross

Sarah Homersham 1819-1892

Charlotte Homersham 1823-1884

Edward Homersham 1824-1896

Sophia Homersham 1826-1863

Flackton Homersham 1827-1913

Benjamin Homersham 1830 - died 2nd April 1830

*Benjamin Homersham buried April 11, 1830, age 10 months of St. Peter's Street - buried Holy Cross

Elizabeth Homersham - died 28th July 1831

*Elizabeth Homersham buried August 1, 1831, age 15 years of St. Peter's Street - buried at Holy Cross

 

1855 - Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between us the undersigned, James Homersham, John Homersham, and Edward Homersham, in the business of Woostaplers and Wool Agents, at No. 196 Bermondsey Street, London and at the city of Canterbury, under the firm of J.,J., and E. Homersham was dissolved on the first day of June last,by mutual consent, - Witness our hands this 7th day of July, 1855. Jas. Homersham, John Homersham, Edward Homersham (London Gazette)

 

Ann Homersham

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Ann Homersham (F.H. on reverse) - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Born c. 1813 Canterbury and died June 12th, 1869 Southwark

 

Sophia and Sarah Homersham

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Sophia and Sarah Homersham (F.H. on reverse) - photo courtesy of Marion Gower (not the brooch on the right is the same one as above on Mary Homersham their mother)

Sophia HOMERSHAM born c. 1826 Canterbury, and died August 26th, 1863

Sarah HOMERSHAM born c. 1819 Canterbury, died September 8th, 1892, Ramsgate, Kent

1863 Copy of the will of Sarah? (Sophia) Homersham, spinster in which she mentions her brother Osborn Homersham, her sisters Ann and Sarah Homersham, her nieces Rose and Fanny Louisa, daughters of Edward Homersham her brother, and her niece Laura, daughter of Flackton Homersham her brother - cca-cc-P/E/CP/11/19

 

James or John Homersham

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The CDV of J. Homersham (no photographers information) - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

 

Flackton Homersham

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The CDV of Flacton Homersham was taken at Crystal Palace - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Flackton Homersham born 1827 Canterbury, d. 1913 Leatherhead, Surrey at age 87 buried St. Mary & St. Nicholas Church Cemetery Leatherhead, Surrey. Went to the King's School, Canterbury 1835.

In 1841 he was living in St. Peter's, Canterbury. He married Julia Osborn Snoulten in 1857. In 1861 they were living in Newington, Surrey. In 1871, 1881, and 1891, they were living in Camberwell, Surrey. In 1901 they were living in Leatherhead, Surrey. He died in 1913, in Westbury, Leatherhead, Surrey.

The wife of Flackton Homersham was Julia Osborn Snoulten (b. 1827, Canterbury d. 1902, Surrey, England)

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The CDV of Julia Osborn Homersham (nee Snoulten) - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Julia was kind enough to create a beautiful photo album with pictures of people & places that obviously meant something to her and her family. Some of these are not family related so we've created a special page just for her photo's that were obviously lovingly kept and cared for.

JULIA'S PHOTO ALBUM

In 1841, Julia was living in St. George the Martyr, Canterbury, and in 1851 she was in Ewell, Kent. She married Flacton Homersham in 1857 in Dover, Kent.

 

Flackton Homersham and Julia Osborn Homersham (nee Snoulten) had the following children:

 

Laura Homersham

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Laura Homersham, photo taken Polhill, North End, Croydon May 1864 - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Born 1859 - died 1938, leaving over 7000 pounds to her sisters Francis and Edith

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Laura Homersham, marked on the back Laura Homersham August 1870, Photographer at Stroud - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

 

Mary Homersham

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Mary Homersham, photo taken Polhill, North End, Croydon May 1864 - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Born 1860- died 1934

 

Frances Homersham

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Frances Homersham, photo taken Polhill, North End, Croydon May 1864 - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Born 1862 - died 1958

 

Edith Homersham

Born Croydon 1864 - died 1941

 

Edward Homersham (born c. 1824 Canterbury - died Nov 12, 1896, Streatham), son of James and Mary Homersham, brother to Flackton Homersham. Married Fanny Ann Pidduck (bapt. September 15th, 1828 - died April 18th, 1875), buried in St. Dunstan's Churchyard, Canterbury. Her parents were William Pidduck and Anne Goldfinch.

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Edward Homersham, photo taken by John Batemann, Canterbury - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Edward Homersham born about 1824 Canterbury, died November 12th, 1896 at Leydon House, Christchurch Road, Streatham. He was a wool stapler, a person that buys wool, sorts and grades it before selling. He was the son of James Homersham and Mary Lilly, and brother to Flacton Homersham. courtesy of Marion Gower

Edward seems to have been doing well for himself
1870 - Return of owners of land - Edward Homersham, 5 St. Dunstan's Street, Canterbury - Acres 68 1 5 Rent 92 5

Edward was a Woolstapler

1855 - Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between us the undersigned, James Homersham, John Homersham, and Edward Homersham, in the business of Woostaplers and Wool Agents, at No. 196 Bermondsey Street, London and at the city of Canterbury, under the firm of J.,J., and E. Homersham was dissolved on the first day of June last,by mutual consent, - Witness our hands this 7th day of July, 1855. Jas. Homersham, John Homersham, Edward Homersham (London Gazette)

 

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Fanny Ann Homersham (nee Pidduck), photo taken by John Batemann, Canterbury - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Mrs Edward Homersham (Fanny Ann Pidduck), baptised 15th September 1828 Chartham St Mary, died 18th April, 1875 Blean, Kent. She is buried in the family grave. St Dunstan's Churchyard, Canterbury. Her parents, William Pidduck married Anne Goldfinch (b. c. 1800, d. 1874), in 1824. Batemann Photographer.

 

Children of Edward Homersham and Fanny Ann Homersham (nee Pidduck)

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Fanny Louisa Homersham (born c. 1854), Rose Homersham (born c. 1856) and Alice Maud Homersham (born 1860) , photo taken by John Batemann, Canterbury - photo courtesy of Marion Gower

Fanny Louisa Homersham married William Watson MASON in Dover in 1874. William was a Jeweller. She died March 14th, 1856 leaving money to her husband. courtesy of Marion Gower

Rose Homersham, died April 9th, 1933 in Sussex. Leaving over 30,000 pounds. courtesy of Marion Gower

Alice Maud Homersham died April 8th, 1870, age 9. courtesy of Marion Gower

 

The following children of James Homersham and Mary were buried in Holy Cross Church, Cemetery, Canterbury (see memorial inscription below) along with other children:

[A large slab, slightly raised]
Beneath this stone
lie interred
the remains of
William
died 14th July 1807
George Lilley
died 7th November 1808
Thomas
died 20th July 1811
Charles Flacton
died 6th October 1814
Harriott
died 13th September 1820
Benjamin
died 2nd April 1830
Elizabeth
died 28th July 1831
Children of
James & Mary Homersham

*Benjamin Homersham buried April 11, 1830, age 10 months of St. Peter's Street - buried Holy Cross

*Charles Flacton Homersham buried October 13, 1814, 4.9 years - buried Holy Cross

*Elizabeth Homersham buried August 1, 1831, age 15 years of St. Peter's Street - buried at Holy Cross

*Harriet Homersham buried September 17, 1820, 17 days of St. Peters Street, buried at Holy Cross

*James Homersham buried March 7, 1854, age 73 years of St. Peter's Street, buried at Holy Cross

*Mary Homersham buried July 29, 1863, age 83 years of St. Peter's Street, buried at Holy Cross

*William Homersham buried July 17, 1807 age 11 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

*Thomas Homersham buried July 25, 1811, age 6 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

*George Lilley Homersham buried November 13, 1808, age 3 months, no abode given, buried at Holy Cross

Holy Cross Cemetery


In Memory of
James Homersham
late of the Parish
of St. Peter,
in this City;
died February 25th 1854
aged 73 years.
Also of
Mary Homersham
his Wife
died July 26th 1863
Aged 79 years.

 

 

August 1838 - Canterbury, Stapleton Directory

John Friend Homersham, wool-stapler at Messrs. Homersham and Son's, North Lane

Commissioners of Pavement - Georege Homersham, High Street

St. Margaret's Church - Churchwarden - Ed. Homersham, Hawk's Lane

Listed under Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Retired Persons -

The Misses Maria Homersham

Mrs. Elizabeth Homersham, North Lane

Mrs. Elisher Homersham, North Lane (wife of Edward Homersham) see below

Builders and Carpenters - Edward Homersham, Hawk's Lane

Engravers and Copper Plate Printers - John Homersham, 5 Parade

Grocers, Tea Dealers and Cheesemongers - James Homersham, 12 St. Peter's Street

Grocery Dealers - Mrs. Rebecca Homersham, 34 King Street

Hair-Dressers (those marked * are also Perfumers) - *Mrs. Mary Homersham, 12 Mercery Lane

Painters, Plumbers, Glaziers - George Homersham, 37 High Street

Silversmiths - John Homersham, 5 Parade

1838 Woolstaplers - James Homersham & Son, North Lane and 12 St. Peter's Street

 

1855 Post Office Directory Canterbury

Miss Homersham, St. Peter's Lane, Canterbury

James, John & Edward Homersham, Woolstaplers, Kirby's Lane

Edward Homersham, Builder, Hawkes Lane

George Homersham, Plumber & Glazier, 37 High Street

Mrs. Mary Homersham, Grocer, 12 St. Peter's Street

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

1871 Edward Homersham, Wool Merchant

(FEB) Married, 1815. Mr. Edward Homersham, to Miss Wiltshier; all of Canterbury. The New Monthly Magazine 1815

1870 - Return of owners of land - Edward Homersham, 5 St. Dunstan's Street, Canterbury - Acres 68 1 5 Rent 92 5

1870 - Return of owners of land - Mrs. Homersham, 5 St. Dunstan's Street, Canterbury - Acres 11 2 21 Rent 21 10

From the list of Freemen 1830 - James Homersham Jnr. St. Peter's, Woolstapler - James Homersham, Sun Street, Hairdresser - Charles Homersham, St. Peter's Street, Plumber - J. Homersham Senr. St. Alphage, Cordwainer, J. Homersham Jnr. St. Alphage, Grocer)

Edward HOMERSHAM - Marriage Feb 19, 1784, Edward Homersham of the parish of St. Alphage in Canterbury and Elesher ROFFWAY, by licence (St. Peter)

1830 Poll book - Edward HOMERSHAM, Builder (Hawk's Lane)

William HOMERSHAM & Rebecca COLLETT, had a son Edward Collett HOMERSHAM, who died in Australia

Edward Collett HOMERSHAM, R.N. born in Canterbury, buried in St. Saviour's Heritage Cemetery, Australia (Wednesday, September 9th, 1874 - South Australian Register - Died - HOMERSHAM, on the 18th August, at his residence, Eagle's Nest, of heart disease and dropsy, Edward Collett Homersham, R.N, in the 59th year of his age. Deeply regretted by his widow and relatives)

National Library of Australia - Monday, October 15, 1928 - A. T. Saunders, North Adelaide - In "The Mail" of October 6 is an interesting article on Capt. E. C. Homersham and Eagle's Nest. The despatch of Governor Young of June 5, 1850, mentions the widow of Capt. Armstrong, 47th Regiment, who died on board the Brightman on January 29, 1850. The despatch stated that the widow married Capt. E. C. Homersham, R.N., who was then in Adelaide. It also stated that Mrs. Homersham had a child by Capt. Armstrong. A despatch dated July 24, 1851, mentioned that the wife of Capt. Homersham, R.N., widow of Capt. Artmstrong, wanted a land or other grant. "The Adelaide Times" of July 13, 1850, records the name of "E. C. Homersham" as owner of Section 1043, Onkaparinga, containing 88 acres. "The Observer" of August 23, 1902, records the death of Mrs. Homersham at the age of 93 years.

 

King's School Canterbury - Scholars

Collett Homersham - 1818

Flackton Homersham - 1835

John Homersham - 1768

Robert Homersham - 1766

 

Sept 9, 1364 - ..John son of Robert of HOMERSHAM (in Smarden), archbishop's tenant - cca/dcc-chant/c/1256

John HOMERSHAM, carpenter (date 1690)

1696 - lease to John HOMERSHAM, carpenter for 21 years, appurtances in King Street, in the parish of St. Mildred

1795 the death of Harry HOMERSHAM, suicide by hanging in the parish of St. Peter

Leet Proceedings - (ward leet for Newingate) Alderman William Homersham....29 Oct 1812 / Oct 26 1813

Leet Proceedings - (ward leet for Ridingate) Alderman James HOMERSHAM, Oct 28, 1813

1758 - Charles HOMERSHAM - Holy Cross Westgate

1817 lease - between guardians of the poor and Edward HOMERSHAM, Junior, builder, concerning several tenements in Hawks Lane in St. Margaret's Parish - cca-cc-P/2/18/1

1819 - William HOMERSHAM, tanner

1831 - Richard HOMERSHAM of Canterbury, Builder

DEATH - Charles HOMERSHAM buried April 24, 1835, age 67 years, of St. Peter's Street - buried St. Mary Northgate

1839 - Edward HOMERSHAM, architect and surveyor

1844 - Edward HOMERSHAM, surveyor

1861 - lease - between Guardians of the poor and Edward HOMERSHAM, and John Edward WILTSHIER, builders, concerning 5 small houses in Hawkes Lane in St. Margarets Parish

 

 

Edward Homersham buried April 16, 1826 age 74 years, of North Lane, buried at Holy Cross

Here lieth the body of

ELIZABETH

Widow of James Homersham

late of the parish of

Holy Cross Westgate, Carpenter

She died on the

1st day of December 1825

Aged 71 Years

*Marriage of James Homersham and Elizabeth Southee, St. Peters, Canterbury

*was a burial of a James Homersham Aug. 21, 1774 at St. Dunstans

 

Bankrupts. From the London Gazette (The Edinburgh Gazette, December 4, 1896) Osborn Charles Snoulton Homersham (lately trading as Homersham & Co.), 8 Fern Crescent, Petty Street,
Gravesend, Kent, lately 17 High Street, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Kent, of no occupation, lately builder,
undertaker, and ironmonger.

 

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