Key to Sheila Ford's family tree
Henry Stickland bapt. 11/09/1788 Bloxworth Dorset. Married Sarah Damon at Kingston 01/06/1813. Henry died 22/06/1861 at Kingston.
Sarah daughter of George Damon & Sarah (nee Smith) of Corfe Castle was born in 1788 and died on 17/07/1868.
Henrietta born 13/07/1814, died 04/12/1871, married George Tatchell at Kingston on 12/09/1833.
Susanna born 22/02/1816 married William Tatchell at Kingston on 15/12/1836
Sarah born 24/05/1818 married Charles Linnington at Kingston on 25/4/1839
Elizabeth born 24/12/1820 married George Stockely at Kingston 28/11/1850
George born 07/07/1825. In 1851 he was living in Parkstone Poole
Robert born 06/07/1826. He moved away from Purbeck
Henry born 15/01/1824 married Jane Holland of Corfe Castle on 16/04/1846
Sarah born 13/08/1848 married George Dorey at Kingston on 01/02/1873
George , 06/09/1846 - 17/06/1930. Born in Kingston. Married Martha Bower , she died after 2 years, he then married Mary Pearce in 1874. He moved to Devon, where he was a butcher. Returned to Swanage and ran 'Porlock House' apartments.
Mary Jane born 24/02/1850
Edna Mary born 18/01/1852 married Albert Speck at Kingston on 12/08/1875
George , Percy , Thomas and Jack emigrated to Canada. Jack joined the Canadian Army in WW1. He was killed in action in France. George and Percy lived the rest of their lives in Canada, Thomas died in 1917
Lucy Stickland 1877-1952 married William Appelbe . One morning Mary, Lucy's mother, came down to breakfast saying she had dreamt Lucy was carrying buckets of something burning. Lucy lived with her husband in another area of Swanage. The dream was true, as during the night Lucy's feather bed had caught fire and she had been carrying buckets of smouldering feathers!
Rose married Bert Pearce , they lived in Yeovil. Their daughter, Muriel married Gordan Lander of Langton Matravers, where they ran the Post Office and Stores for several years.
Albert 1890-1979. Helped his father with the butchery business in Devon, emigrated to Canada and worked as a lumberjack. He served with the Canadian Army in WW1, then returned to Swanage and founded 'Sticklands the Butchers' in the High Street. His son, Peter ran the shop until it closed in 2008.
Amy sister of Ernest Pitcher V.C. He was a Chief Petty Officer in WW1. She married Albert Stickland .
Mary 1896-1979, married Forrester Bingham (sen) . After his death she began letting holiday accommodation. In the 1950's she ran 'The Queen's Hotel','The Queen's Restaurant' and an antique shop in the premises which use to be No.2 Victoria Terrace, one time home of John Mowlem.
Forrester Bingham was a Sergeant in the Coventry City Police Force. He was invalided out after an accident, while on duty he was knoked down by a speeding car. He later lost his leg from the injuries. He died in 1943 and was buried in Godlinston Cemetery.
Phyllis Appelbe married Albert Parker . They ran the grocery shop on the junction of Priests Road and the High Street. The building is still known today as Parkers.
Arthur Saint was a Japanese Prisoner of War in WW2. He married Mary Stickla nd , He was 'Father Christmas' in Swanage for many years.
George Smith married Lilian Appelbe . George farmed at 'Prospect Farm' Victoria Avenue. His son Alan Smith followed his father at the farm. This family is conected to the Harris , Damer , Newman , Lander , Ayres , Owen and Tomes families.
Forrester Bingham , Sheila's father, married Patricia Muriel Driscoll . She died after the birth of Sheila's sister. Forrester served in the war in Belgium, at Dunkirk, in the Middle East and finally in Italy. After the war he helped run the family business, 'the Queen'.
Stella Smith married Raymond Newman . He was the landlord of the Square and Compass Public House at Worth Matravers. The Newman family have run the pub for over 100 years.
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