James Avenell

F, b. circa 1842
Reference1401
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     James Avenell was born circa 1842 in Dunsfold, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Sarah Underwood.1 She was the son of Thomas Avenell and Sarah Avenell in the 1851 census in Lower Bottom, Shalford, Surrey, England.2 She was the son of Thomas Avenell and Sarah Avenell in the 1861 census in Chinthurst Lane, Shalford, Surrey, England. He was an agricultural labourer.3

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 337 Page 12.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 438 Folio 174 Page 22.

James Avenell

M
Reference1402
Last Edited2 Mar 2019

Family

Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - son Thomas.

John Trimmer1

M, d. before 1890
Reference1403
Last Edited16 Nov 2015
     John Trimmer died before 1890.1

Family

Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - daughter Ellen.

Ada Ellen Avenell

F, b. 1891, d. 1967
Reference1404
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     Ada Ellen Avenell was born in 1891 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1901 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.3 She died in 1967 in Surrey, England.4

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1891/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 135.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 29 Page 28.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1967/Q1 Surrey South Western Volume 5g Page 454 age 77.

Sydney Thomas Avenell

M, b. 15 November 1894, d. 1981
Reference1405
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     Sydney Thomas Avenell was born on 15 November 1894 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.2 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1901 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.3 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1911 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England. Sidney was a farmyard labourer.4 He died in 1981 in Surrey, England.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1895/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 153.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 29 Page 28.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3167 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED11 SN94.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1981/Q3 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1120 age 86.

Bertine Agnes Avenell

F, b. 3 November 1896
Reference1406
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     Bertine Agnes Avenell was born on 3 November 1896 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.2 She was baptised on 29 November 1896 in St Mary the Virgin, Shalford, Surrey, England, her father was a bricklayer.3 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1901 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.4 She appeared in the 1911 census in 48 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, England. IBertine was a general servant for Charlotte Griggs a school principal.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1896/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 167.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 29 Page 28.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3067 RG78PN110 RD33 SD4 ED1 SN251.

James Herbert Avenell

M, b. 1 September 1899, d. 1932
Reference1407
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     James Herbert Avenell was born on 1 September 1899 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.2 He was baptised on 29 October 1899 in St Mary the Virgin, Shalford, Surrey, England, his father was a bricklayer.3 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1901 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.4 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1911 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.5 He died in 1932 in Hambledon, Surrey, England.6

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1899/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 143.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 620 Folio 29 Page 28.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3167 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED11 SN94.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1932/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 260 age 32.

Robert William Avenell

M, b. 18 August 1901, d. 1979
Reference1408
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     Robert William Avenell was born on 18 August 1901 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.2 He was the son of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1911 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.3 He married Minnie Edwards in 1923 in Guildford, Surrey, England.4 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Robert was listed as living at 67 Combe Road, Godalming, Surrey, England, with his wife Minnie. Robert was a railway shunter and an ARP Warden.5 His wife Minnie died in 1968 in Surrey, England.6 He died in 1979 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.7

Family

Minnie Edwards b. 26 Jul 1901, d. 1968
Child

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1901/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 162.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3167 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED11 SN94.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1923/Q3 Guildford Volume 2a Page 200.
  5. [S41939] National Register - 29 September 1939 tna_r39_1898_1898e_012.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 968/Q3 Surrey South Western Volume 5g Page 468 age 67.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1979/Q4 Penzance Volume 21 Page 0369 age 78.

Lucy Rebecca Avenell

F, b. 6 January 1905, d. 1980
Reference1409
Last Edited2 Mar 2019
     Lucy Rebecca Avenell was born on 6 January 1905 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Trimmer.2 She was baptised on 5 March 1905 in St Mary the Virgin, Shalford, Surrey, England, her father was a bricklayer.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Avenell and Ellen Avenell in the 1911 census in Cornell Cottages, Pound Place, Shalford, Surrey, England.3 She married Harry Leslie Peach in 1922 in Guildford, Surrey, England.4 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Lucy was listed as living at 2 Oxford Terrace, Guildford, Surrey, England, with her husband Harry. Harry was a bakers roundsman.5 She died in 1980 in Surrey, England.6

Family

Harry Leslie Peach b. 17 Aug 1898, d. 1970
Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3167 RG78PN117 RD35 SD2 ED11 SN94.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1922/Q4 Guildford Volume 2a Page 256.
  5. [S7] Ancestry RG101/1900H/014.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1980/Q2 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1318 age 75.

Edward Frederick Goodwin

M, b. 7 April 1889, d. September 1975
Reference1410
Last Edited10 May 2016
     Edward Frederick Goodwin was born on 7 April 1889 in Frensham, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Edmund Goodwin and Mary Tobin. He was the son of Thomas Edmund Goodwin and Mary Goodwin in the 1891 census in Swiss Cottage, Frensham, Surrey, England.2 He appeared in the 1911 census in Roberts Heights, Transvaal, South Africa. Edward is listed as a Private in the 3rd Kings Own Hussars, although the entry is crossed out and 'servant ar SChool of Musky B'fontein' is inserted in the end column. Did this mean he was not with the Regiment on Census night?3 He died in September 1975 in Surrey, England, at age 86.4

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1889/Q2 Farnham Volume 2a Page 1383.
  2. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 570 Folio 58 Page 10.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN34977 RD641 SD2 ED17 SN9999.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes September 1975 Surrey South Western Volume 17 Page 1179 age 86.

Richard L Spalding

M
Reference1411
Last Edited14 Jun 2016
     Richard L Spalding married Cecily Jane King-Lewis, daughter of Philip Cecil King-Lewis and Cecily Medd, in 1963 in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England.1

Family

Cecily Jane King-Lewis b. 1939, d. 2000
Children
  • Henrietta Jane Spalding
  • Frederica Victoria Spalding
  • William Joseph Spalding

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1963/Q3 Bromyard Volume 9a Page 13.

Victor Berwyn Jones

M, b. 12 November 1898, d. 9 June 1968
Reference1412
Last Edited8 Feb 2018
     Victor Berwyn Jones was born on 12 November 1898 in Hampstead, London, England, he was registered as Victor Berwyn Jones.1,2 He was the son of Ernest Hudson Jones and Irene Florence Birch. He was baptised on 29 January 1899 in Christ Church, Brondesbury, London, England, his father was a merchant and the family lived at 22 Mazenod Avenue.3 He was the son of Ernest Hudson Jones and Irene Florence Jones in the 1901 census in 12 Ropefield Avenue, Willesden, London, England.4 He was the son of Ernest Hudson Jones and Irene Florence Jones in the 1911 census in Stalham, West End Avenue, Pinner, London, England.5 Victor was educated at Merchant Taylor school leaving on 30 September 1914.6 In June 1915 when Victor joined the Inns of Court OTC it was recorded thatt he was living with his parents. he was described as being 5 foot 8 inches tall with a cheat measurement of 7 inches. His service number was 139034 in Lindesfarne, Langley Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England.6 Victor's CO reported in 1915: Victor Berwyn-Jones has done excellent service as a subaltern of a 4.5 Howitzer Battery (D/82 R.F.A.) in France. He is an exceptionally good horseman and won the officers jumping competition, in good company, at 18th Div. R.A. Sports at Hendicourt in July, 1917. His love of horses took him to the Royal Veterinary College, London, where he obtained three certificates of merit and was captain of the rugby club for two seasons."7 He was wounded on 11 August 1917 being hit by a splinter from a shell at Zillebeke in Ypres . It was declared a felesh would but of a severe nature. He spent seven weeks in NO 14 General Hospital in Bologne, three weeks in the Prince of Wales Hospital in Marylebone. In early November he was sent to Eastern Command Depot in Shoreham for a month, followed by three weeeks eave. However during the leave he wrote to the Doctor to say he was 'crocked up'. His heart, lungs and eyes ere affected and he was sent for a War Officer medical reporting to 1st Eastern General Hospital in Ongar in Essexon 3 January 1918 He was then sent to Blakehall Auxillary Hospital on 6 March 1918 until 22 April. He reported that his eyes were so affted that at times he could not read. He was finally discharge in September 1918 and demobilised on 2 August 1919.6 On 7 April 1920 Victor applied to resign his commission in the Special Reserve of Officers RFA, this was approved on 18 April 1920.6 Victor qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and built up a large practice on his own account with premises that were exceptional for the times: 20 loose-boxes; 50 kennels; large and small animal operating theatres; clinical laboratory; X-ray rooms; forge; dispensary; harness room; two paddocks, and a lay staff of six in Wonersh.
He was the pioneer among practitioners in veterinary radiology and lectured on this subject at the Glasgow Veterinary Congress of 1938. At that time he was visiting horse studs and training stables throughout Britain in an 8-litre Bentley pulling a horse-trailer equipped with x-ray equipment and developing tanks for on-the-spot diagnosis.7 He married Leonora E Pasley-Dirom in 1925 in Brentford, London, England, they moved into The Old Cottage in Wonersh soon after the marriage, even though Victor still attended college in London. He ran to Bramley Station each morning and caught the branch line train to Guildford where he caught the main line train to Waterloo and then on to Mornington Crescent.8 Around 1935 Victor and his family moved and rented Wonersh Yard in The Street, Wonersh This was the stables for the Mansion which by this time had been demolished. They started converting the stables and buildings to suit their needs.9 He was re-commissioned as a Captain in the second world war, and raised and commanded the 1st Surrey Battalion, Mounted Section (Defence Force).
During that early part of WW2, in addition to practice duties and those of Local Veterinary Inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture, he reclaimed and farmed 75 derelict acres that became a fertile mixed arable farm carrying a Kerry Hill ewe flock and herd of Angus cattle.7 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Victor was listed as living at Wonersh Yard, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England, with his wife Leonora. Victor was listed as a Veterinary Surgeon and Leonora the Proprietress of Hunting and Livery living with their daughter.2 Victor won many point-to-point races, and was successful locally and nationally in hunter trials and horse shows with his own animals. He was jointly responsible for the formation of the Chiddingfold Farmers' Hunt, accommodating hounds and hunt staff on his own premises, and hunting them himself until 1946. Having exhausted his reserves, he sold his practice after the war to take charge of the Horse Department, northern territory, British Railways, with 3,000 horses, ancillary staffs, mills and depots in his care. Mechanization gradually obliterated the stud. Victor retired, then he and Leonora moved to the banks of the River Wye in Wales where he wrote, painted in oils, sculpted, and fished for salmon and trout, making his own rods, flies and baits, and writing expert articles for The Field, Trout and Salmon, and other periodicals.7 He died on 9 June 1968 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, at age 69 Victor was described as a soldier in two world wars; veterinary surgeon (specialising in equine surgery); pioneer radiographer; horseman; huntsman; farmer; fisherman; and more...10,11 His obituary appeared in The Veterinary Record; and stated:
One month before he was wounded and gassed during World War I in France at the age of l8½, his CO's report began:
"Victor Berwyn-Jones has done excellent service as a subaltern of a 4.5" Howitzer Battery (D/82 R.F.A.) in France. He is an exceptionally good horseman and won the officers jumping competition, in good company, at 18th Div. R.A. Sports at Hendicourt in July, 1917.
His love of horses took him to the Royal Veterinary College, London, where he obtained three certificates of merit and was captain of the rugby club for two seasons.
In 1925 he qualified MRCVS, and married Leonora Pasley-Dirom, daughter of the squire of Mount Annan, Dumfries, Scotland. They had four children; the first died when 18 months old, the others are still alive (2002).
At Wonersh, a village in Surrey, England, he built up a large practice on his own account with premises that were exceptional for the times: 20 loose-boxes; 50 kennels; large and small animal operating theatres; clinical laboratory; X-ray rooms; forge; dispensary; harness room; two paddocks, and a lay staff of six.
He was the pioneer among practitioners in veterinary radiology and lectured on this subject at the Glasgow Veterinary Congress of 1938. At that time he was visiting horse studs and training stables throughout Britain in an 8-litre Bentley pulling a horse-trailer equipped with x-ray equipment and developing tanks for on-the-spot diagnosis.
His greatest disappointment was to lose all the material he collected over the years for a complete "Atlas of the Normal Radiographic Anatomy of the Adult Horse". It was bombed out of existence during the blitz while awaiting publication in the publisher's strong room in London.
He contributed over 20 articles to The Veterinary Record and British Veterinary Journal.
He was re-commissioned as a Captain in the second world war, and raised and commanded the 1st Surrey Battalion, Mounted Section (Defence Force).
During that early part of WW2, in addition to practice duties and those of Local Veterinary Inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture, he reclaimed and farmed 75 derelict acres that became a fertile mixed arable farm carrying a Kerry Hill ewe flock and herd of Angus cattle.
"VBJ." won many point-to-point races, and was successful locally and nationally in hunter trials and horse shows with his own animals. He was jointly responsible for the formation of the Chiddingfold Farmers' Hunt, accommodating hounds and hunt staff on his own premises, and hunting them himself until 1946.
Having exhausted his reserves, he sold his practice after the war to take charge of the Horse Department, northern territory, British Railways, with 3,000 horses, ancillary staffs, mills and depots in his care. Mechanization gradually obliterated the stud.
With some relief, for his heart belonged to the countryside, he retired to the banks of the River Wye in Wales where he wrote, painted in oils, sculpted, and fished for salmon and trout, making his own rods, flies and baits, and writing expert articles for The Field, Trout and Salmon, and other periodicals.
He died on 9th June 1968, leaving a widow, one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren.10

Family

Leonora E Pasley-Dirom b. 8 May 1904, d. Dec 1968
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1898/Q4 Hampstead Volume 1a Page 631.
  2. [S41939] National Register - 29 September 1939 RG101/1955c/003.
  3. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 1223 Folio 127 Page 21.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN7079 RG78PN347 RD130 SD1 ED12 SN85.
  6. [S17] The National Archives WO 339/64295.
  7. [S40000] Various websites http://www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes 1925/Q1 Brentford Volume 3a Page 105.
  9. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Michael D Berwyn-Jones memories.
  10. [S40000] Various websites www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1968/Q2 Pontypool Volume 8c Page 229 age 69.

Leonora E Pasley-Dirom

F, b. 8 May 1904, d. December 1968
Reference1413
Last Edited18 Jun 2017
     Leonora E Pasley-Dirom was born on 8 May 1904.1 Leonora was called Nora by her husband Victor. She married Victor Berwyn-Jones, son of Ernest Hudson Jones and Irene Florence Birch, in 1925 in Brentford, London, England, they moved into The Old Cottage in Wonersh soon after the marriage, even though Victor still attended college in London. He ran to Bramley Station each morning and caught the branch line train to Guildford where he caught the main line train to Waterloo and then on to Mornington Crescent.2 Around 1935 Victor and his family moved and rented Wonersh Yard in The Street, Wonersh This was the stables for the Mansion which by this time had been demolished. They started converting the stables and buildings to suit their needs.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Leonora was listed as living at Wonersh Yard, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England, with her husband Victor. Victor was listed as a Veterinary Surgeon and Leonora the Proprietress of Hunting and Livery living with their daughter.1 Victor won many point-to-point races, and was successful locally and nationally in hunter trials and horse shows with his own animals. He was jointly responsible for the formation of the Chiddingfold Farmers' Hunt, accommodating hounds and hunt staff on his own premises, and hunting them himself until 1946. Having exhausted his reserves, he sold his practice after the war to take charge of the Horse Department, northern territory, British Railways, with 3,000 horses, ancillary staffs, mills and depots in his care. Mechanization gradually obliterated the stud. Victor retired, then he and Leonora moved to the banks of the River Wye in Wales where he wrote, painted in oils, sculpted, and fished for salmon and trout, making his own rods, flies and baits, and writing expert articles for The Field, Trout and Salmon, and other periodicals.4 Her husband Victor died on 9 June 1968 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales.5,6 She died in December 1968 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, at age 64.7

Family

Victor Berwyn Jones b. 12 Nov 1898, d. 9 Jun 1968
Children

Sources

  1. [S41939] National Register - 29 September 1939 RG101/1955c/003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1925/Q1 Brentford Volume 3a Page 105.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Michael D Berwyn-Jones memories.
  4. [S40000] Various websites http://www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm
  5. [S40000] Various websites www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1968/Q2 Pontypool Volume 8c Page 229 age 69.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes 1968/Q4 Droitwich Volume 9d Page 58 age 67.

Ann Leonora Dirom Berwyn-Jones1

F, b. 12 November 1932
Reference1414
Last Edited16 Oct 2017
     Ann Leonora Dirom Berwyn-Jones was born on 12 November 1932 in Wonersh, Surrey, England. She was the daughter of Victor Berwyn Jones and Leonora E Pasley-Dirom. She was baptised on 2 April 1933 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, her father was a veterinary surgeon.2 Around 1935 Victor and his family moved and rented Wonersh Yard in The Street, Wonersh This was the stables for the Mansion which by this time had been demolished. They started converting the stables and buildings to suit their needs.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Ann Leonora Dirom Berwyn-Jones was listed as living at Wonersh Yard, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England, with her parents.4 She married Cecil Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson on 11 June 1955 in Gloucestershire, England, Ann like her father was a member of the College of Veterinary Sureons and lived in Frocester Lodge.5,6

Family

Cecil Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson b. 5 Sep 1928
Children
  • Frances Jane Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Peter Dirom Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Katherine Armorel Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Diane Elizabeth Vyvyan-Robinson1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.
  2. [S27] Wonersh Parish Magasine Parish Baptism Register.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Michael D Berwyn-Jones memories.
  4. [S41939] National Register - 29 September 1939 RG101/1955c/003.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1955/Q2 Gloucester Rural Volume 76b Page 883.
  6. [S40000] Various websites http://www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm

Cecil Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson1

M, b. 5 September 1928
Reference1415
Last Edited27 May 2017
     Cecil Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson was born on 5 September 1928 in East Preston, Sussex, England, he was the son of Arthur Claude Vyvyan and Patricia MacDonnell.1,2 He graduated with a Charterhouse and Jesus College Cambridge Master of Arts (M.A.)and he served as a Captain in the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army.)1 He married Ann Leonora Dirom Berwyn-Jones, daughter of Victor Berwyn Jones and Leonora E Pasley-Dirom, on 11 June 1955 in Gloucestershire, England, Ann like her father was a member of the College of Veterinary Sureons and lived in Frocester Lodge.3,4 In 2003 Cecil lived in The Old House, Horsham, Worcestershire, England.4

Family

Ann Leonora Dirom Berwyn-Jones b. 12 Nov 1932
Children
  • Frances Jane Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Peter Dirom Courteney Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Katherine Armorel Vyvyan-Robinson1
  • Diane Elizabeth Vyvyan-Robinson1

Sources

  1. [S40000] Various websites www.thepeerage.com.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1928/Q4 East Preston Volume 2b Page 467.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1955/Q2 Gloucester Rural Volume 76b Page 883.
  4. [S40000] Various websites http://www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm

Michael Dirom Berwyn-Jones

M, b. 26 December 1925, d. 13 October 2010
Michael Dirom Berwyn Jones
Reference1416
Last Edited29 Jan 2019
     Michael Dirom Berwyn-Jones was born on 26 December 1925 in The Cottage, The Common, Wonersh, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Victor Berwyn Jones and Leonora E Pasley-Dirom. He was baptised on 30 January 1926 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, his father was a veterinary surgeon.3 Michael attended in Picket Post School, New Forest, Hampshire, England.2 Around 1935 Victor and his family moved and rented Wonersh Yard in The Street, Wonersh This was the stables for the Mansion which by this time had been demolished. They started converting the stables and buildings to suit their needs.2 Michael served in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve for three and a half years from 1944. His ship took part in the Malayan landings in the Straits of Malacca against Japanese opposition. This was followed by spells in Rangoon, Singapore, Calcutta and finally Ceylon, where he waited for a ship home.4 Michael entered the Royal Verterinary College in 1947 qualifing as a Vet in 1953.4 Michael is listed as living in Wonersh in Surrey on the electroral roll of 1947.5 Having run his own successful veterinary practice in Sudbury, Suffolk, for some years, in 1963, Michael became chief technical adviser for BJ Ingram poultry farms (a franchisee of the Canadian firm Shaver), and was askedto run the company's stand atthe British Agricultural Exhibition in May 1964. This was the first exhibition to be held in Moscow by a western country and attracted international press coverage. My father spent some time with the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, who was delighted when presented with a gift of 12 chicks. Their meeting was shown on Russian and BBC television. Michael often recounted tales of how he was followed by the KGB and said that the Hotel Ukraina, where he was staying, was bugged.4 He married Susan A E Heyland in 1964 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England.6 Michael's interests ranged from rugby, shooting, equestrianism and ferreting to photography, fishing, beekeeping, reading and music. In 1968 he became a consultant for PR Features, in Worplesdon, Surrey, becoming deputy managing director in 1970 and a member of the Institute of Public Relations the following year.4 Michael was a frequent panel member on the BBC TV Twenty-Four Hours news and current affairs programme, hosted by Michael Barratt. He also appeared regularly on the BBC's Farming Programme, published articles in periodicals including Horse and Hound, and in 1970 was secretary of a trade mission to South America.4 In 1971 Michael and Susan took their children and emigrated to New Zealand when he was appointed to set up the veterinary research and development division for ICI. He returned to his real love, journalism, in 1975 when he was offered the post of editor of the New Zealand Veterinary Journal.4 He and Susan A E Berwyn-Jones were divorced in 1973 Susan returned to the UK with their children.7 Michael is listed in the Wellington electoral rolls of 1978 as being a vet and living in 29 Rose Street in Wellington.8 In 1980 Michael decided to return to UK as he missed his children.9 He married Pauline Jennifer Dean in 1983 in Yorkshire, England, they moved to Wiltshire to raise bees, produce honey and design computer databases for local companes.10 He died on 13 October 2010 at age 84 his last few years had been plagued by health problems, ranging from throat cancer to aortic aneurysms, but with Jenny's tireless support he remained active and outward looking.11,9

Family 1

Susan A E Heyland
Children
  • Gerald D Berwyn-Jones
  • Suki Peggy Berwyn-Jones

Family 2

Pauline Jennifer Dean

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1926/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 277.
  2. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Michael D Berwyn-Jones memories.
  3. [S27] Wonersh Parish Magasine Parish Baptism Register.
  4. [S40000] Various websites www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/06/michael-berwyn-jones-obituary.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1964/Q1 Newmarket Volume 4b Page 2732.
  7. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives.
  8. [S7] Ancestry New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981.
  9. [S15] Newspaper article Veterinary Gazette.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes 1983/Q2 Yorkshire East Riding Volume 2 Page 2445 - Pauline was also called Russell.
  11. [S40000] Various websites www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm.

Peter D Berwyn-Jones

M, b. 5 April 1927, d. October 1927
Reference1417
Last Edited14 Oct 2017
     Peter D Berwyn-Jones was born on 5 April 1927 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.1,2 He was the son of Victor Berwyn Jones and Leonora E Pasley-Dirom. He was baptised on 8 May 1927 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, his father was a veterinary surgeon.2 He died in October 1927 in Wonersh, Surrey, England, aged 7 months sadly after eating bits of the yew tree in the garden that had fallen in his pram.3,4 He was buried on 29 October 1927 in Wonersh and Blackheath Cemetery, Wonersh, Surrey, England, in plot 413 after a service in St John the Baptist in Wonersh.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1927/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 325.
  2. [S27] Wonersh Parish Magasine Parish Baptism Register.
  3. [S40000] Various websites http://www.equiworld.com/0902/vet.htm
  4. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Michael D Berwyn-Jones memories.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1987.