OTHER SINGLE-PARENT CHILDREN
Earlier in the year an essay titled Orphans and Single-Parent children was posted in Family History Updates. This shows a dynastic line in which one or both parents died leaving young children The essay attempts to show how the children recovered from the painful loss of their parent(s) and were brought up and educated by the surviving parent and/or relations who gave them long-term tender loving care, and financial support. Scattered through the family tree there are other examples where young children lost a father or mother, and two examples where great-grandchildren received legacies in trust with the ‘interest and dividends thereon’ being paid out for their ‘maintenance, education and upbringing’ until they ‘attained the age of twenty-one years’ when they ‘respectively on attaining said age’ received their share of the principal and accrued interest and dividends. These were the descendants of:
Bathsheba Barcham, was eight when her father Thomas Barcham died in 1798 aged 39. Thomas was the youngest son of Sarah (née Dybal) and William Barcham (Jnr). Bathsheba’s mother Ann probably looked after the young girl but she died on 1 January 1807 aged 16. At present, nothing more is known about them except that Thomas, Ann (d. 1831, aged 77) and Bathsheba are buried at Worstead Baptist Chapel, Meeting Hill.
There were two descendants of Hannah (née Dyball) and John Juler
Mary Juler and William Lound’s family and two subsequent generations had families in which one or more children under the age of sixteen lost either their father or mother.
Mary (née Juler) died in 1837. She left her estate to her two children:
was then aged 11. She married her cousin John
Lound, an auctioneer and estate agent in Kensington,
Henry, aged 7 when his
mother died, used his legacy to emigrate to
Silby Lound (b. 1867) was 18 when his mother died. He
married single-parent child, Marguerite
Helen D’Arcy Dashwood. Marguerite was the youngest of the five children
of Eliza Mary Glenister
and Henry Edward D’Arcy Dashwood. She was two years old when her father died in
1868. Marguerite and
Vera Lound, aged 15;
Florence Margery Lound, aged 14.
William Herbert Juler (b. 1872) aged 13;
Ethel Evelyn Juler (b. 1874) aged 11;
Percy Edwin Juler (b. 1877) aged 8;
Louisa Elizabeth (b. 1880) aged 5.
Bryce Lound (b. 1895, in NSW) was a grandson of Jane and Henry Lound. He
married Pearl Matilda Agnes Young.
Their three children were under 16 when their mother died at
William Bryce Lound (b. 1920) aged 14;
Edgar D’Arcy Lound (b. 1922) aged 12;
It is not known how these children coped with the loss of their parent; nor the support they received from the surviving parent and relatives.
Among the descendants of Alice (née Nailer) and William Juler of Burnham, it was traumatic for Ernest Herbert Juler when his wife Amelia died in February 1881, aged 23, leaving two children:
Henry Herbert Juler, then aged 30 months, was sent to live with his widowed
grandmother Elizabeth Ladd in Southwold,
Esther Dora Juler (b. 1880) was an infant when her mother died. It is not known if she predeceased her mother, or if she survived and eventually married her cousin Walter Edward Juler (b. 1868), the natural born son of Alice Juler.
Elizabeth Helsdon (b. 1752), wife of John Barcham, was a young child when her father Samuel Helsdon (b.1726, at Suffield) died [the date of his death is not known] Elizabeth was raised by her devout mother Thomasine (née Hedge).
Children of Isabel (née Green) and Arthur Robertson Browning
Isabel, the daughter of Emma (née Crandall) and John
Barcham Green, of
Stewart Browning (b.1891 d.1916), aged 10 when his father was killed, was at a
boarding school in Folkestone. Later, he became a
cadet at the
(b.1895 d.1963) was 6 when her father was killed. She and her younger sister
were living with their widowed grandmother Emma (nee Crandell)
Barcham. She went to
Isabel Mary (b.1897 d.1969) was 4 when her father died. She did not marry.
There are six families in which descendants of Mary (née Banfather) and Benjamin Barcham where one or more children lost a parent:
Benjamin Barcham left ₤100 to each of his great-grandchildren (names not known) after their mother Sarah Ann (née Fuller), wife of Revd Richard Daniel of Caister, died sometime before 1839.
Georgiana Barcham (b. 1818) was 3 when her father James died. In her grandfather’s will she received a bequest of ₤500 after the death of her grandmother Mary (nee Banfather) Barcham, to be held in trust until she was 21. However, Mary lived until 1845, one year after Georgiana had married.
Mabel (née Barcham) wife of John Anderson, was 31 when she died giving birth to her second child in 1851, who survived. The two children were raised by their widowed grandmother, Mabel (née Harland) Barcham who left both of them bequests of one-quarter of the proceeds of the sale of her estate when she died in 1876:
Harland Anderson (b. 1849) was 2 when her mother died. She lived with her
grandmother at Mattishall,
Barcham Anderson (b.1851) lived with his sister and grandmother. He moved to
Jemima Bell, who married James Connor
Barcham in 1884, appears to have been an orphan. She was born in Bethnal Green,
Frank Edward Augustine Barcham, a grandson of Susan Ann (née James) and James Barcham, survived WWI in France but his young wife Sarah (née Hamilton) died in 1928, aged 36, leaving three young children to grieve their loss :
Frank Charles Barcham was 15 when his mother died. He served in the army during WWII, and married when he was almost 41.
John Barcham, aged 13 when his
mother died, was a pupil at
Doreen Alice Barcham, was 2 years and six months old when her mother died. During WWII, she served in the Women’s Land Army and was an Auxiliary Nurse. She was 20 when she married a Royal Navy Petty Officer.
At the time of Sarah’s death, the family’s
home was in Chadwell Heath,
Nathan John Barcham, son of Jocelyn and Kenneth John Barcham, a descendant of Maria (née Sunman) and Barcham Barcham, was chief radiologist at Blue Mountains Hospital in Sydney before he died of leukaemia at the age of 36, leaving three young children aged 12, 9 and 3 in the care of his widow Rebecca. Fortunately they have loving grandparents and other relations living nearby