Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thomas Bristow

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in July 1915 that Thomas Bristow is serving his King and Country but this information only appears up to September 1915 after which there is no further information about this man. 

He was possibly the same Thomas Bristow who was born in Chailey in 1887 (his birth registered at Lewes in the June quarter of that year).  He appears on the 1891 census living at 1 Furze Grove, Roeheath Road, Chailey with his family.  The household comprised: James Bristow (head, married, aged 42, working as a carter), his wife Sarah A Bristow (aged 41) and their children: John Bristow (aged 15, a carter boy), Alice Bristow (aged 12), James P Bristow (aged nine), Mary E Bristow (aged eight), Sarah J Bristow (aged five), Thomas (aged four) and Mabel K Bristow (aged one).

By the time the 1901 census was taken, Thomas was a 14 year old errand boy working at Heatherwood, North Common; the home of John Longhurst and his family.

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