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2018_Olive_WANSEY_Service_Sheet_1_Aug.pdf
1st Aug 2018
Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY eulogy for her mother Olive WANSEY nee BRAMHALL
My mother was born in 1921: just after the end of the first world war. Like many girls born then, she was called Olive (for peace): Washburn was a family name. She didn’t like either name – so my father called her Polly. Her parents had an unhappy marriage. The father, William, was, I suspect, damaged by his war service – but he said nothing about it. He hit his two older children, until Godfrey took the stick from him – saying “Not any more, Father..” But the four children, Godfrey, Olive, Joan and Bunty formed a strong bond that lasted all their long lives – they all have lived to be over 90 years of age.
After agricultural college (specialising in poultry) mother took a job in Walthamstow town hall. She saved her meagre wages to buy, one plate a week, a pretty china cake service for her mother. She shared a love of china with her mother, and a love of gardening. This latter love she has passed on to me and my daughters – we don’t know about the grandchildren yet.
Although brought up a salvationist, mother started to go to Walthamstow parish church. There she (aged 14) was spotted by Christopher, the fair-haired curate. He soon left for Japan, having made a promise to write.
Now, the first cat stop. For Olive’s great grandchildren. Who are, of course, the most important people here. You see, without Great Grandma Mo there would be no GrandMargret; and without me, no Kate or Lizzie; and without them no Rebecca, Lucy, Ed, Xanthe or Pi. The first cat is a nemurineko (Japanese for sleepy cat) – which is what my father called his Polly.
My father did write, from Japan and from East Africa, eventually returning home late in 1941. The war was then as bad as it got – mother was a fire warden (armed with just a bucket of sand and a shovel). But my father determined to marry his girl and take her off to Manchester where he had obtained a living at St Michael’s,Flixton. So married they were in January 1942, and there followed a spell of genteel poverty that was (I suspect) far removed from mother’s expectations. Rectory stone floors were cold, and the yellow brick walls were porous: there was just one hearth rug that at need did duty in the living room and the guest’s bedroom.
But they gave a home to Christopher’s three elderly aunts: Manchester was not really much safer than Eastbourne, but for all parties the arrangements worked well. Aunt Blanche procured a goose for Christmas. It arrived live by rail. Olive had to pluck it.
As the war ended, there followed a move back down South to St Mary’s Woodford in October 1945. This was my father’slongest appointment, and formed the meat of his career. My mother was a gentle soul, a characteristic shared neither with her husband or her daughter. Soon after the move to Woodford, the observant little girl accompanied her mother to a tea for the ladies of the local Mother’s Union. The child, announced in crystal tones “My mummy hates the Mother’s Union!”. Doubtless true, But Really Unhelpful... Christopher, with a taste for controversy, was sued for criminal libel by his church warden. The case was dismissed by an irritated judge, but the national press loved it. Taking a brief holiday to get away,in a cottage near Aberystwyth, the peace was shattered by the press arriving by helicopter. With true Christian Charity, Mother made them tea.
But Wodford Rectory garden was large, allowing for plenty of scope for horticulture. And mother’s Young Wives Group was a source of much hilarity. There were memorable Christmas parties. She did what she could with what there was.
Then they moved to Roydon. A country parish with a beautiful old vicarage – with pilgrim marks in the oldest upstairs bedroom. The garden had been neglected, so the Wansey brothers (and sister), used to vicarage gardens, came for a chopping party to penetrate the undergrowth. Again mother created an oasis for plants. And again she involved herself in the choir and in teaching the children. Much-loved granddaughters visited the vicarage, playing “house” in the caravan (Buster).
Now the second cat stop. Great GrandMa Mo and great granddaughter Rebecca shared this white kitten. It was last with mother. But now it goes back to Rebecca.
So then came retirement. Daisy Cottage in Steeple Bumpstead was delightful, offering a gentle retirement for both mother and father. Mother created a home there, and I think it may have been the happiest time of her life. There were frequent visits from Kate and Lizzie, often without their parents. The swings and slides at Cherry Hinton Park in Cambridge were a great favourite. Father has his wood turning and his gun (mainly pigeons and rabbits). Mother loved her life, uncomplicated by the cares of a parish.
So finally they moved to Kenilworth, where they were invited to move to 6, Margett’s Close. This provides bungalows for retired clergy. It was sad that my father had a debilitating stroke shortly after the move. Mother visited him every day in Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home. And after his death in December 1992, Mother lived on alone for over 26 years. I think that every day she missed him. She finally moving from aMargett’s close bungalow to Kenilworth Manor – where she was content. She was a delight to visit, interested in the doings of her friends and family until the last week of her long, long life. The care assistant who gave her a shower every morning, said “she was a lovely lady”. So said they all.
Now the third and final Cat. This is Smudge, the Delves cat. He has his first birthday on 14 July. And is the sort of cat that dreams about catching swallows mid-flight. Maybe he contributed inspiration to “Best Cat”. You will hear “Best Cat” at the end of the service.
1995_20th_May_John_WANSEY_Funeral_Notice.pdf
WANSEY - On May 20th 1995, quietly. The Reverend John, dearly loved husband of the late Muriel Evelyn and father and grandfather. Funeral Service on Friday May 26th at Guildford Crematorium at 12.30 pm.
Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to The Acorn Healing Trust, Whitehill Chase, Bordon, Hants.
1992_17th_Dec_Telegraph_Chris_WANSEY_Funeral_Notice.pdf
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1992
WANSEY.— On Dec. 17, 1992.
CHRISTOPHER, Of Kenilworth, beloved husband of Olive, loving father of Margaret and Michael, loving grandfather of Kate and Liz.
Funeral service at St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
Flowers may be sent to The John Taylor Funeral Service, 178 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
1992_25th_Jul_Paul_WANSEY_Funeral_Notice.pdf
WANSEY. — On July 24, The Rev. Canon PAUL RAYMOND WANSEY M.C., aged 86, dear husband of Renee, much loved father of Katharine and step-father of Nicholas, loving grandfather of eight grandchildren.
Devoted Parish Priest, Chaplain to the 2nd Battalion the Royal Fusiliers and subsequently Honary Chaplain to the Regiment.
Funeral at St Mary's Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk on July 30 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for St Mary's Church, Woodbridge to E B Button & Sons, 24 St Johns Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
1990_22nd_May_Telegraph_Peter_WANSEY_Obituary.pdf
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1990 [Page 19]
OBITUARIES
Canon Peter Wansey
CANON PETER WANSEY, who has died aged 81, was one of the five children of an Anglican missionary in Japan who provided the Church of England with four priests and a wife of a Dean.
All the sons went to Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Westcott House; and two of them, Peter and Paul, won Military Crosses in the Second World War.
Canon Wansey joined the Army in 1940 and became chaplain of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. His MC was awarded in North Africa for gallantry in continuing to rescue wounded men under fire, in spite of having been wounded himself.
After returning to England in an American hospital ship he became the chaplain at Sandhurst and then landed in Normandy on D-Day plus-six as chaplain to Gen Miles Dempsey of the 2nd Army in the North-West Europe campaign.
Wansey was present at the German surrender on Luneburg Heath, where, among his other duties, he had to confirm the death of Himmler. He was also mentioned in despatches in 1945.
Peter Nottidge Wansey was born in Japan on Sept 28,1908, and educated at Cambridge. He became curate of Putney and then moved to York as chaplain and tutor of St John's College, where from 1936 until 1940 he was involved in the training of teachers.
On demobilisation he returned to York as director of youth work in the diocese and as assistant chaplain to Archbishop Cyril Garbett. Tall, handsome and with a fine war record, Wansey was typical of Garbett's chaplains, some of whom became bishops and deans.
In his old age the unmarried bishop, who had been a formidable, inhuman martinet for the greater part of his life, surprised and delighted everyone by forming a tender and beautiful relationship with Wansey's infant daughter.
In 1949 Wansey became Vicar of Eston with Normanby, a large and rapidly expanding parish near Middlesbrough, where his pastoral leadership gained impressive results in terms of church attendance and impact on the community.
In 1955 he was appointed Vicar of Darlington — where his father had been curate more than half a century earlier — and became Rural Dean a year later. Bar a three-month sabbatical in the mid-1960s, which he spent as chaplain with the Royal Horse Guards during the Aden campaign, he remained in this parish for almost 20 years.
He was ideally suited to it, playing a leading part in the life of the town as well as the diocese.
Wansey was in no sense an innovator but, schooled by Garbett, he brought traditional standards to life through his sheer hard work. He was appointed an honorary Canon of Durham in 1958.
By 1974 he was ready for a change and less arduous responsibility, and accordingly moved a few miles along the Tees to the attractive parish of Coniscliffe where he spent seven happy years, before retiring to Guildford.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, two sons and three daughters.

1988
John & Muriel WANSEY's 55th Wedding Anniversary May 1988
Chichester?
Behind Bill SIMPSON and next to Mary Joyce THOMPSON cousin of Chris 1909 her mother Marion Florence THOMPSON.
R.D. THOMPSON a surgeon
Aunt Florence I met her once, her daughter Joyce was friendly towards Chris always, but Aunt Florence made her displeasure known in no uncertain fashion, not that Chris cared.

Standing second from the left with dog collar Peter / Standing next to him Phyll / Paul with just his face showing / Next to him with dog collar on and hankerchief in breast pocket is John / Looking over John's shoulder is Renée / Standing in the centre is Muriel with a round gold pendant / Standing at the front with Muriel is Lucy RAWLINS wearing a dark blue jacket and skirt and cobalt blue blouse / Looking over Lucy's shoulder is Mo / Behind Mo half hidden from view is Denis RAWLINS / Wearing a navy blue dress and double string of pearls is Aunty Mary Joyce THOMPSON / looking over her shoulder with dog collar and spectacles at the back and to the right is John WANSEY / On the far right of the photo with a single string of pearls is Marion Florence THOMPSON / On one knee wearing a grey suit is Joy's husband Bill SIMPSON /
Along the front from the left two unknown ladies / Edward is the boy with the blue jumper / Joy SIMPSON / The girl in a white dress is Harriet.

1988 Olive WANSEY Photo

1986_Chris_WANSEY_Circular_to_Siblings_19_Nov.pdf
1986_Chris_WANSEY_Circular_to_Siblings_19_Nov_transcribed.pdf

1986_Letter_John_WANSEY_to_Chris_5_Nov.pdf
1986_Letter_John_WANSEY_to_Chris_5_Nov_transcribed.pdf

16th November 1985
Geoffrey DAVEY & Vanessa Wedding
Chris WANSEY took the service at St Paul's Cathedral Crypt

1985 Olive WANSEY Photo
1980_From_John_WANSEY_to_Siblings_6_Oct.pdf
1980_From_John_WANSEY_to_Siblings_6_Oct_transcribed.pdf

Oct 1st 1980 - Church at West Wickham
John, Muriel, Mary, Alaric, Olive, Chris, Peter, Phyll, Renée, and Paul.
On the occasion of Chris's 70th birthday.
Assembled at Daisy Cottage, West Wickham and at West Wickham Church 1st October 1980

1980 Olive WANSEY Photo

Photo taken 1st Oct 1980
1980_10th_Oct_Church_Times_WANSEY_Brothers.pdf - Church at West Wickham
CHURCH TIMES Oct 10th 1980
The happy band of Wansey brothers — who take up four inches in Crockford's — with their brother-in-law, when they gathered with their wives at West Wickham, Cambs, to celebrate the seventieth birthday of the youngest, the Rev. Christopher Wansey (centre).
They are the Revs Paul, 74 (left); John, 73; Canon Peter, 72; and Canon Alaric Rose (right) who is married to their sister, Mary.

1980 Olive WANSEY Photo
1980_2nd_Oct_Cambridge_News_Clerics_Celebration.pdf
CAMBRIDGE EVENING NEWS, Thursday, October 2, 1980
Clerics' celebration . . . (from left) Paul, John, Christopher, Peter and Alaric.
Four brothers with almost 250 years service in the Church of England between them got together for a 70th birthday celebration yesterday.
The Rev Christopher Wansey, who is retired and lives at West Wickham, near Haverhill, celebrated reaching the biblical three-score years and 10 With his older brothers Paul, aged 74, John, 73, and Canon Peter, 72. His sister, Mary Rose, who is herself married to a clergyman, Canon Alaric Rose, was also there.
Religion has always run in the Wansey family. All the brothers were born in Japan, where their parents were missionaries. They came to England just before the First World War and were educated at Selwyn College and Westcott House, Cambridge.
Christopher returned to Japan and spent four years there as a missionary until the outbreak of the second war.
He retired from his parish at Roydon, Chelmsford, in 1975 and has lived at West Wickham ever since. During his retirement he has written an autobiographical book, "The Clockwork Church," and his birthday was celebrated yesterday with a service at West Wickham church, followed by a party in the evening.
Two of his brothers, Canon Paul Wansey, recently retired as Rector of Woodbridge in Suffolk, and Peter, presently vicar at High Coniscliffe, County Durham, were both wounded in North Africa in the second war and were awarded the Military Cross.
John, who is also retired, was until recently the Vicar of West Lavington, Essex, and now lives in Chichester. Christopher lives with his wife, Olive, at 6 High Street. They have one daughter and two granddaughters.

1979
Olive & Chris WANSEY with Michael, Lizzie & Kate NORGETT
1979 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm Negative

1978
Olive Wansey proud to pull up an apple tree in her daughter's gardden, 23 Selwyn Crescent, Radley

Christopher Wansey helping his granddaughter, Kate Norgett, to lay paving stones at 23 Selwyn Crescent, Radley

1978 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm Negative

1977
Christopher & Olive WANSEY moved to 6, High Street, West Wickham, Cambridge
1977_JC_WANSEY_Licence_to_minister_in_Ely_5_May.pdf

 

1976
Olive and Chris WANSEY, with granddaughters Kate and Lizzie NORGETT
Chris and Olive WANSEY
1976 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm Negative

1976 Aug
John & Serena's Wedding
John & Chris Wansey in Bds?

1976 Olive WANSEY Photo

1975
Chris Wansey with granddaughter Kate (who has a lump hammer) in the garden of Daisy Cottage, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire.

Olive WANSEY with granddaughter Lizzie at Daisy Cottage. Nice geraniums.

1975 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm Negative

1975
Michael, Kate and Lizzie NORGETT with Olive and Chris WANSEY in Cherry Hinton Park, Cambridge. Lizzzie's dress by her mother..

Michael Norgett, with daughter Lizzie (skirt by Lizzie's mother).

1975 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm Negative

1975 Apr
John and Rachel ROSE's wedding. Picture shows Margaret NORGETT in homemade long pink dress, ?, ?, Rosemary WANSEY (cousin to John and Margaret), Michael NORGETT with his daughter Kate.

1975 Olive WANSEY Photo

6th Jul 1974
Mary Joy WANSEY & William SIMPSON wedding
The page boy was Paul Walker, the son of a friend.
1974 Mary Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1972
Christopher WANSEY with granddaughter Kate (Kitty) in dressing gowns. Roydon Vicarage (the upstairs room with the pilgrim mark)
Olive WANSEY with Kitty NORGETT in ROYDON Vicarage kitchen.
1972 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1st Jan 1972
"Chris WANSEY and three funny ladies at Rosemary WANSEY's Wedding."

From left: Mo / Do / Lady Cecilia STARMER (Friend of Peter WANSEY) / Lady STARMER's friend

1972 Olive WANSEY Photo

1965
Marriage of Michael NORGETT and Margaret WANSEY
By Rev Joseph Christopher WANSEY

1965 Lizzie NORGETT Photo

1965
Margaret WANSEY & Michael NORGETT
Photo taken on top of Sadlery Bumpstead Steeple by Chris WANSEY

1965 Margaret NORGETT 620 Negative

1964_JC_WANSEY_Subscription_Roydon_Parish_Essex_10_Mar.pdf
1964_JC_WANSEY_Mandate_Roydon_Parish_Essex_10_Mar.pdf
1964_JC_WANSEY_Institution_Roydon_Parish_Essex_10_Mar.pdf

1964
Olive WANSEY
Michael LOVEJOY's wedding at St Mary's Woodford. Chris and Olive Wansey attended the wedding.

1964 Olive WANSEY Photo

1964
The HEWINS family from Flixton, Manchester, visiting Chris and Olive Wansey at Woodford Rectory. Mrs HEWINS had a daughter, Joy, who married Philip DESA. Mrs HEWINS - "Shewie" - was a prop and stay to Olive WANSEY in the latter days of the second world war.

1964 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1964
Switzerland

1962 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1962
Margaret WANSEY
First year at Oxford

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

1962
Katharine WANSEY
Paul & Renée's daughter

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

1962
WANSEY group at table
From top left around table:
Twin David or Jonathan W, Pat ROSE, Margaret W, Phylis W nee GREENWOOD, Peter W, Rosie (Rosemary) W, Mary-Joy W, Renée W, Twin David or Jonathan W, Peter Benedict ROSE, John ROSE, Chris W, John W, Heather W, Libby W, Katherine W, Mary ROSE nee W.

1962 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1962 Darlington Vicarage
Twins David & Jonathan WANSEY

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

1962 Approx
From the left: John Wansey, Mary Rose, Chris Wansey and Peter Wansey.

1962 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1962 Approx
Chris & John WANSEY

1962 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1962 West Lavington Vicarage
"Chopping Party"
Mary ROSE, Johgn W, Christopher W, Peter W and possibly 'Tweedles' the dog

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

1962
Olive, Margaret WANSEY & Reiko SAKASHITA
Margaret and Olive Wansey with visitor Reiko SAKASHITA from Japan. Reiko's father was a colleague of Chris Wansey when he was working in Japan in the late 1930s. The garden is that of Woodford Rectory. That garden chair for two eventually suffered metal fatigue and gradually lowered the two people then sitting in it to the ground....

1962 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1961
Margaret Wansey at the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1961
Margaret Wansey trying out the (Sub Fusc) kit for her Oxford University matriculation. Black skirt, white blouse, black bow tie, commoners gown and cap.
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1961(Spring)
Devon
Mo, Margaret & Chris WANSEY.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1961
Catsfield
Wansey family re-union. From the left: Pat Rose, Chris Wansey (standing), John Wansey, Olive Wansey and Peter Benedict Rose, Mary Rose and Muriel Wansey.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Wansey family reunion at Sutton Coldfield (where Alaric Rose was Rector). From the left: Phil Wansey with daugter Heather, John Wansey, Joy Wansey (John's daughter), John and Pat Rose, Muriel Wansey, Mary Rose, Chris and Olive Wansey, Peter Wansey with daughter Libby and dog, Kate Wansey (Paul's dauughter). David or Jonathan (Peter's twin sons).

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Visit by Chris Wansey and his family to Peter Wansey's family in Darlington. Wansey cousins from the left: Twin David/Jonathan, Libby, Heather, twin Jonathan/David, Rosie and Margaret.

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Probably near Darlington, County Durham

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Mo & Margaret WANSEY in Scotland

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Woodford County High School for Girls

Woodford County High School. Some of the sixth form in 1960. From left to right: Back row (1 - 5) 4 is Valerie (Fishy) Fish ; Middle row (1 - 5) 4 is Natalie Wood ; Front row (1 - 3) 3 is Stella Barnes.
Sixth form uniform comprises school blazers and plain colour shirt-waister dresses.

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Chris and Olive Wansey and Margaret picnicking before viewing the rowing at the Henley regatta. Picture taken by Margaret's friend from Woodford County High School, Carol Webster.

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Chris Wansey demolishing a fireplace at 'The Saddlery', Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill, Suffolk

Christopher Wansey has been out shooting, bagging a mallard duck and a hare. Before he had glasses, he accidentally shot a horse, thinking it was a rabbit. The horse was "gingered up" a bit, but otherwise unharmed.

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1960
Mary and Alaric Rose with sons John and Peter.

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1960 Approx
Wansey brothers larking about. From the left: Paul Wansey, Peter, Chris and John.

1960 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1960
WANSEY Reunion

Standing at the back: John WANSEY and Phyllis wife of Peter WANSEY / In front of John is his wife Muriel in a deck chair / In front of Phyllis also in a deck chair is Mary ROSE nee WANSEY.
To the right of Mary at the back looking down is Renée wife of Paul and to her right Heather WANSEY second eldest daughter of Peter & Phyllis.

From left: Joy / A twin - David or Jonathan / Libby / Margaret / Mo / Do / Crouching boy Peter B / looking over the top of his head the other twin.

On the right: The girl beneath Heather is Kate WANSEY daughter of Paul & Renée / The boy to the right of her John ROSE / The man to the far right is Peter WANSEY and in front of him his eldest daughter Rosmary.

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1960 Darlington Vicarage
WANSEY reunion
Chris Wansey's NEW CAR, a two-tone grey Austin A55 with RED LEATHER seats, reg number HK6945. This car was bought with the proceeds of the sale of Chris and Olive Wansey's first cottage: Lilley Cottage in Withersfield, near Haverhill.

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1960 Darlington Vicarage
WANSEY Reunion
Back row from the left: John Rose, Chris Wansey, John Wansey, Kate Wansey, Paul Wansey, Rosemary Wansey, Heather Wansey, Peter Wansey, Libby Wansey and Pat Rose.
Seated on chairs, from the left: Margaret Wansey, Joy Wansey, Phil Wansey, Olive Wansey, Muriel Wansey, Renee Wansey and Mary Rose.
On the ground: twins David and Jonathan Wansey seated either side of Peter Benedict Rose.

1960 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1960 Darlington Vicarage
WANSEY Reunion
The Wansey coat of Arms - three gloved hands - with Paul, Peter and John Wansey, Mary Rose and Chris Wansey. The family motto is "For Lawful Laws and Liberty".

1960 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1960 Darlington Village
WANSEY Reunion
From Left
Back Row: John ROSE, Chris W, John W, Kate W, Paul W, Rosemary W, Heather W, Peter W, Libby (Elizabeth) W
Middle Row: Margaret W, Joy W, Phyll W, Olive W, Muriel W, Renée W, Mary W
Front Row: David W, Peter ROSE, Jonathan W

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1960
Chris WANSEY
"Instructions for the day."
1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1960 Darlington
David & Jonathan WANSEY & Peter ROSE
"Family re-union Darlington
Breakfast with Yogi Bear."

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

1959
Woodford Rectory garden: Mr Forsey, Margaret and Olive Wansey. To the right in the background are the local council offices, a Georgian building, sometime the Rectory.

1959 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1959
1959 Beach picture. From the left: Chris and Olive Wansey and Mary Edmunds. Female face down ?? Standing Rachel Edmunds (school friend of Margaret Wansey who took the picture), David Edmunds and two unknown.

1959 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1959
Devon
Margaret & Olive WANSEY

1959 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1959
WANSEY Reunion
From the left: Alaric Rose, Kate Wansey, ?, John Wansey, Chris and Olive Wansey, Muriel Wansey, Joy Wansey, Renee Wansey and Paul Wansey.

1959 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1958 Witchampton
Paul & Renée WANSEY's caravan.
John W, Muriel W, Mrs PETTINGER?, Phyll W, Renée W, Peter W, Olive W, Chris W, Paul W.

1958 Olive WANSEY Photo

1958
John & Muriel's 25th Wedding Anniversary
Witchampton, Dorset.
Standing Chris, Paul, John and Peter Wansey; seated wives Olive, Renee, Muriel and Phil Wansey.

1958 Olive WANSEY Photo

1958
John & Muriel's 25th Wedding Anniversary
Witchampton, Dorset.

From left: John WANSEY / Joy / Peter WANSEY / Phyll / Olive / Chris / Muriel / Mrs PETTINGER (Muriel's mum) / Renée / Paul WANSEY.

1958 Olive WANSEY Photo

Dec 1958 Xmas
Peter & Phillys WANSEY at Darlington Vicarage
Christmas at Darlington Vicarage. From the left Twin (David/Jonathan), Phyll, Heather, Libby, Rosie, Peter and Twin.

1958 Olive WANSEY Photo

1957
Chris & Olive
At Christ's College, Cambridge
Canon Oakley's College

1957 Olive WANSEY Photo

1956
Herbert LONG in front of the 1950s Rectory at Woodford. The Austin A55 features again.

1956 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

1954_Approx_Chris_WANSEY_Circular_to_Siblings.pdf
1954_Approx_Chris_WANSEY_Circular_to_Siblings_transcribed.pdf

Approx 1954
Alaric, Mary, Johnny, Pat and Peter ROSE

1954 Olive WANSEY Photo
1953_The_Singapore_Free_Press_23_Apr.pdf
 

1952 Approx
Peter WANSEY and twins David and Jonathan, Libby, Heather and Rosemary.at Darlington Vicarage.

1952 Olive WANSEY Photo

1952 Approx
Peter WANSEY's induction at St Cuthberts in Darlington.
The Bishop is Bishop RAMSEY, Archbishop of York.
In the back row towards the right are Chris Wansey and Paul Wansey.

1952 Olive WANSEY Photo
Between 1951-52
JC WANSEY involved in a court case which was covered by the national press, Concerning his refusal to marry non-churchgoers.
1951_Church_Times_Competition_13_Jul.pdf
July 13, 1951
"CHURCH TIMES" COMPETITIONS
Results of "Answers to Correspondents"
Competition set on June 29:-
The following authentic answers to correspondents have been printed in the "Church Times" (under different initials) in recent issues.

A.B.C. - The best recipe is deer suet pounded with spirits of wine.
D.E. - The approval of the PCC is necessary for this practise, which we do not recommend.
F.G.H. - He can, but he must obtain the consent of those who appointed him.
J.K. - In the event suggested, the legal owner of the churchyard, ie the incument or rector, would be liable.
L.M. - They seem to have been used in Anglo-Saxon times, and lasted into the early part of nineteenth century.

Competitors are asked to submit the queries which they think might have elicited any three of the above answers.
The competition brought a number of ingenious and amusing entries; but few competitors produced a uniformly excellent trio.

The First Prize goes to the Rev J.C. Wansey, The Rectory, Woodford, E18, who sent these three excellent entries:-

D.E - "I have in mind the redistribution of the collection after each service, amoungst the members of the congregation. Is there anything to prevent my going ahead with scheme?
F.G.H - "Is it correct for a verger to toss his verge in procession?"
L.M. - "Can you tell me anything of the history of (untasselled) nightcaps as worn by the clergy?"

The secod prize is awarded to Miss Angela Hibbert, Ardlin, Duchal-road, Kilmalcolm, NB

1951
Olive, Margaret, Chris, Muriel, Mary-Joy, John WANSEY

1951 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1951
Bunty BRAMHALL & Peter DAVEY Wedding
St Marys Church, Woodford
Joan BRAMHALL / Margaret WANSEY (Centre) / Ann(e) DAVEY, Peter DAVEY's sister.

1951 Olive WANSEY Photo

1951 Approx
Peter & Phyllis WANSEY's Children
From left:-
Elizabeth, David/ Jonathan, Rosemary, David/ Jonathan, Heather

1951 Olive WANSEY Photo

6th Jan 1949
Appointment as Rural Dean to the deanery of Wanstead & Woodford - Further renewed on the 31st May 1951
1949_Rural_Deans_Commission_Wanstead_&_Woodford_6_Jan.pdf

1949
Chris WANSEY
"Taken in the study at Woodford Rectory
Chris was 39 yrs"

1948 Olive WANSEY photo

1948
WANSEY Family Reunion, West Wickham, Kent.
From left:-
Johnny ROSE, Pat ROSE, Heather WANSEY, Rosemary WANSEY, Katharine WANSEY, Margaret WANSEY.

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

1948
WANSEY Family Reunion, West Wickham, Kent.

1948 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1948
WANSEY Family Reunion, West Wickham, Kent.
From left:-
Alaric ROSE seated in front of him his wife Mary nee WANSEY holding their children Pat and Johnny.
Chris WANSEY seated in front of him his wife Olive nee BRAMHALL holding their daughter Margaret.
Paul WANSEY seated in front of him his wife Renee and their daughter Katharine.
John WANSEY with his wife Muriel nee PETTINGER.
Peter WANSEY seated in front of him his wife Phyllis and their daughters Rosemary and Heather.

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

Sep 1948 Hong Kong
Johnny ROSE
Johnny dressed as a Chinese boy - with a piece of cake in his hand!

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

Approx 1948
Mary ROSE nee WANSEY opening a Fete with the Governor of Hong Kong

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

Approx 1948
Mary ROSE nee WANSEY with students in Hong Kong

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

1948 Hong Kong
Mary & Alaric Johnny & Pat ROSE Taken in Hong Kong

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

1948
Margaret goes to school

1948 Olive WANSEY photo

13th Sep 1947
Mary-Joy WANSEY


1947 Olive WANSEY Photo

1947
Margaret WANSEY studio

1947 Olive WANSEY Photos

1946
Chris & Olive WANSEY
Woodford Rectory

1946 Olive WANSEY Photo

Dec 1946
WANSEY Family reunion

Back Row
Left: Paul WANSEY / Renée / Aunt May / Do WANSEY / John WANSEY/ Peter WANSEY / Phyllis WANSEY

Front Row: Alaric ROSE / Christopher WANSEY / Aunty Elsie NOTTIDGE / Nicholas EVANS (Ester Renée previously married to Col. EVANS) / Muriel WANSEY

1946 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

Dec 1946
WANSEY Family reunion
1946 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

Dec 1945
Taken before Peter & Phyllis' wedding day at Woodford Rectory in the Drawing Room, Phyllis not present.

Top left: John WANSEY / Top right, Joseph Christopher WANSEY aka Do

Middle row left: Muriel WANSEY nee PETTINGER married to John / Hilda WANSEY nee THOMPSON second wife to Henry Raymond / Olive WANSEY nee BRAMHALL aka Mo holding her daughter Margaret wearing a wartime 'wasp' jumper.

Front left: Joy / Peter WANSEY / Paul WANSEY

1945 Olive WANSEY Photo

Dec 1945
Phylis GREENWOOD & Peter's wedding day at Woodford Rectory in the Drawing Room.

1945 Olive WANSEY Photo

Dec 1945
Peter WANSEY & Phyllis GREENWOOD Wedding
The four brothers from the left are Peter, John, Paul and Chris.

1945 Olive WANSEY Photo

Dec 1945
Peter WANSEY & Phyllis GREENWOOD Wedding and bridesmaid their neice, Joy Wansey.

1945 Olive WANSEY Photo

1945_JC_WANSEY_Subscription_Woodford_Parish_Essex_4_Oct.pdf
1945_JC_WANSEY_Collation_Woodford_Parish_Essex_4_Oct.pdf

 

Approx 1945
From left John & Muriel, Peter WANSEY holding John's children Mary-Joy and Christopher, at Amotherby.

1945 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1945 Approx (Assuming Alaric & Mary married, but before children.)
Alaric & Mary ROSE

1945 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1943
Postal Stamp 23 Dec 1943
Addressed to: The Rev & Mrs C.J. Wansey, Hixton? Rectory, W. Manchester

"Love & all good wishes for Christmas The New Year to you both . . ."

1943 Olive WANSEY Photo

1942 Summer
Joan & Max LEE's Wedding
Olive WANSEY is wearing her wedding dress!
Max was Do's curate.

Third from left back row: Chris WANSEY (Do) / Max LEE / Joan LEE / Unknown / In military uniform Joan's father
Seated on the left: Olive WANSEY (Mo) / Unknown holding large bouquet / Wearing dark hat Joan's mother.

1942 Olive WANSEY Photo

St Michael Parish Church at Fixton, Greater Manchester.
1942_JC_WANSEY_Mandate_for_St_Michael_at_Flixton_23_Feb.pdf
1942_JC_WANSEY_Subscription_for_St_Michael_at_Flixton_23_Feb.pdf
1942_JC_WANSEY_Collation_for_St_Michael_at_Flixton.pdf

1942
"Chancel St Mary's Walthamstow. Where we were married 27-1-'42"

1942 Olive WANSEY Photo

13th Nov 1941
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, SIERRA LEONE
13th November, 1941
Dear Mr Wansey
Before you go on leave, I should like to express to you my gratitude for the work you have undertaken on behalf of this Government in connexion with torpedoed seamen.
I realise that much of the success which has attended the Grammer School Hostel, the absence of friction in dealing with its inmates, and the efficient organization of the supply of extra clothing and comforts, have been due to your unselfish devotion to the needs of these unfortunate men.
With good wishes for a safe journey to England and for all success in the future,
Yours very sincerely
Hubert Stevenson
for Rev. J.C. Wansey

1941 Olive WANSEY Photo

1941
1941_Crew_of_S_S_Lehigh_Typed_Out.pdf
[Handwritten]
When Chris left Japan late 1940 he sailed on an American ship to Cape Town, then changed to an English ship to Freetown.

Freetown, Sierra Leone
11/4/41
Dear Padre;
In behalf of the crew of the Former S/S Lehigh.
We are reimburshinging you for the $100.00 that you lost when granting a favor to a member of our crew,
The list of names that appear below have donated to make up for this loss.
This is in the form of an IOU For the full amount to be collected from Capt. V.P. Arkins
Richard L. Crice - Ship's Delegate Ex. S/S Lehigh

P.S. In GOD WE TRUST BUT We keep Our money in the safe

[Handwritten]
POST FATHER, NO INDIGNATION REALISE THAT FOR US - COLLECTIVELY - "IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE"

1941 Olive WANSEY Photo

1941
Alaric P ROSE married Mary Beatrice WANSEY in Hong Kong in 1941
Back row: Rev. Charles STRONG, Bishop K .O. HALL, Dean T.R.. WILSON
Front row: Rev David ?, Kirk, Alaric ROSE, Mary Beatrice, Elsa, Bishop MOK

1941 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1941_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_2_Feb.pdf
1941_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_2_Feb_transcribed.pdf

1941_Circular_from_Chris_WANSEY_2_Jan.pdf
1941_Circular_from_Chris_WANSEY_2_Jan_transcribed.pdf

1940_Letter_Chris_WANSEY_5_Dec.pdf
1940_Letter_Chris_WANSEY_5_Dec_transcribed.pdf

1940_Circular_from_Chris_WANSEY_17_Oct.pdf
1940_Circular_from_Chris_WANSEY_17_Oct_transcribed.pdf

1940_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_28_Aug.pdf
1940_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_28_Aug_transcribed.pdf

1937-1940_Chris_WANSEY_Accounts_Sheets.pdf
Chris's Accounts from Oct 1937 - September 1940 when he left Japan for Freetown, West Africa.
On the back of one sheet are his Insurance payments to Norwich Union which much later became the source of our purchase of Lilley Cottage 1954.
1940_Letter_Japan_News-Week_27_Apr.pdf

1940
"With love from Peter Feb 1940"

1940 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
1939-1940 Kushiro Church St Paul's
Written of the back
"Kushiro Church 1939-40 now demolished and a new one built 1988-9."
1939-40 Olive WANSEY Photo

1939-1940
Chris WANSEY is at the back in the doorway.

1939-40 Olive WANSEY Photo
Paul Raymond Wansey was added to the Royal Army Chaplains dept on 27 April 1939 - source London Gazette 6 June 1939 page 3780
His Military Cross was cited in the Supplement to the London gazette on 7 December 1944 page 5611

1938 Approx
Summer break for Missionaries at Karuizawa.

[Written in the album]
Ronald PARKINSON who became a naval chaplain in the war also Miss ROBINSON a Missionary from Canada, who remained under house arrest for the duration of the War.

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

1938 Approx
Chris WANSEY and two other people in a Japanese Garden.

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

1938 Approx
Chris WANSEY at work

1938_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_20_Jan.pdf
1938_Letter_Chris_to_John_WANSEY_20_Jan_transcribed.pdf

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

1938 Approx
Hakodate S? Hokkaido Conference Diocesan

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

1938
Missionary Conference Karuizawa.
Chris WANSEY is standing second from the right

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Hakodate 1937 Bishop WALSH, clergy and laity.
Southern, Hokkaido.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Bishop WALSH last Western 3 yrs of Hokkaido.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
[Written in the album]
The occassion Consecration of the Church.
Bishop WALSH on discovering these vestiments at the Church is Sapporo said "Let us dress up for the Camera!"
His usual dress as above.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo
1937-38 November
Written of the back
"Sapporo Nov 1937 On the occasion of Nagasawa's leaving for England."
1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Chris WANSEY and GREENWOOD

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937 February
Chris WANSEY in Tokyo

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
PRIEST'S LICENCE
GORDON JOHN WALSH, by Divine Providence, Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of HOKKAIDO, to our beloved in Christ, JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WANSEY, Greeting.
We do by these Presents give and grant to you, in whose learning, Diligence, Sound Doctrine, and Prudence we do fully confide, our Licence and Authority to perform the Office of a Priest, in this our Missionary Diocese of Hokkaido, to preach the Word of God, to administer the Sacraments, and to perform all other spiritual duties belonging to the Office of Priest, you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawful directions as you shall at any time receive from us.
In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our episcopal seal and signature at Sapporo, this twenty-fifth day of March, ion the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-even, being the eleventh year of our consecration.
Gordon Walsh Bishop in Hokkaido.
Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of Hokkaido in the Church of Japan.
(Nippon Seikokwai)

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Permission to Officiate in Japan.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Peter WANSEY
Written on the back "This was taken in Gyor in Hungary by a little boy who was waiter at a hotel."

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937
Chris WANSEY son of John & Muriel aged 3 yrs 1937
Written on the back "A very favourite occupation. Aged 3"

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

Jan 1936
Just before Chris left for Japan.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
John WANSEY
Written on the back "It fell to earth I know not where - but after a terrific hunt I found it in the heart of some grass!"

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Mary WANSEY's friends

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Mary WANSEY at Moorfields

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Rottingdean

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Rottingdean

Outside 'The Creamery'

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Chris WANSEY at camp in England.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Peter, Peggy, Bunty, Chris.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Chris WANSEY
Austrian Tyrol
The Kandalian run should be done in 3 mins, Chris took 3 hours! he said

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

1936
Chris & Peter WANSEY Skiing.
Chris & Peter in the back row by the door frame.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo
1935-1936_Chris_WANSEY_Accounts_Sheets.pdf

1935 Approx
Mary WANSEY in Epping Forest

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

1935 Approx
Chris WANSEY

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

1935 Approx
Chris WANSEY

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

1935
Chris WANSEY

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

1934 Approx
Lady STANSFIELD who sponsored Chris at Westcott House Cambridge.

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

1934 Approx
St Mary's Walthamstow
Where Chris was a curate October 1934.

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

30th Sep 1934 Ordination Day Chelmsford Cathedral
Chris WANSEY & Mr KELSEY
Mr KELSEY came to Chris's Induction at Woodford in 1945. He came by train with his fixed wheel bicycle, he had a false leg.

1934_JC_WANSEY_Ordination_Chelmsford_Cathedral_30_Sep.pdf

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo
1934
Chris WANSEY's ordination retreat at Pleshey, Chelmsford.
1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

Jan 1934
Mrs WANSEY in her car.

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

1st May 1933
John WANSEY & Muriel E. PETTINGER's wedding in Cheltenham.

From left back row: Paul WANSEY / Chris WANSEY / Aunty Elsie (Gerty) NOTTIDGE / Evelyn SERGEANT or Aunty Blanche NOTTIDGE (who married Rev. Willie JAY in 1938) / Peter WANSEY / Lucy PETTINGER / The Groom John WANSEY / Desmond PETTINGER, Gerald WAINWRIGHT, Charles PETTINGER, Margaret SERGEANT, Phoebe PRESTON, Kerrison PRESTON, Evelyn PRESTON
From left front row: Angela PRESTON Cousin of Muriel / Margery SYKES or Phoebe PRESTON Cousin of Muriel / 'Step' Granny WANSEY / Eve DAVEY or Lucy PETTINGER (who later married Denis RAWLINS) Muriel's sister / The bride Muriel WANSEY nee PETTINGER / Dorothy PETTINGER her mother / Mary WANSEY / Marjorie SYKES (friend of Muriel & John) or Evelyn (Mela) PRESTON.

Written on the back of the photo:
Bridesmaids
Marjorie SYKES (friend of Muriel & John), Mary WANSEY, Lucy PRESTON, L? RAWLINS, Muriel's sister, Phoebe PRESTON Cousin of Muriel, Angela PRESTON Cousin of Muriel

1933 Olive WANSEY Photo

1st May 1933
Written underneath:
'1st May Boat 1933 - Bumped by Lady Margaret and 1st Trinity'

1933 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives
 

1930-34_JC_WANSEY_Hand-written_Rowing_Results.pdf
1933_Unknown_Newspaper_Forster-Fairbairn_Pairs_Feb.pdf
1933_Unknown_Newspaper_Rowing_at_Cambridge_May.pdf
1933_Unknown_Newspaper_Rowing_Jul.pdf

1932
Written on page containing these two photos:
'Light Four October Term 1932.'
(Boat Seats)
1. BH BROWNE
2. IW GREVILLE
3. JC WANSEY
Stroke MJ COLLINS

1932_Unknown_Newspaper_Coxswainless_Fours_2_Nov.pdf
1932_Unknown_Newspaper_Third_Trinity_Beaten_Nov.pdf
1932_JC_WANSEY_Good_Material_Sunday_Times_Nov.pdf

1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1932
Written underneath:
'Henley Crew - 1932 - Lost to New College, Oxford, by 3 feet.'

1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

May 1932
Written underneath:
'Rebumping Lady Margaret - 1932. 1st May Boat'

1932_JC_WANSEY_Ladies_Challenge_Plate_June.pdf

1932 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

May 1932
Written underneath:
'1st May Boat 1932 - Rebumping Lady Margaret on the Fourth Night''
JC WANSEY is fifth from the back in the closest boat.

1932 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1932
Written underneath:
'1st of May Boat 1932'

1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives
1931_Death_Certificate_Blanche_WANSEY.pdf
1931 Death in the Sub-district of Chelsea in the County of London
No. 271
Twenty First November 1931, 28 Cheyne Court.
Blanche WANSEY / Female / 88 yrs
Occupation, Widow of Arthur Henry WANSEY a Solicitor.
Cause of Death, Pneumonia 5 days No P.M. Certified by Randolph R. GROSVENOR MRCS
Description of Informant, Margaret R WANSEY, Daughter, Present at death, 28 Cheyne Court.
Registered, Twenty third November 1931.
Registrar, C WRIGHT.

1931
The Morning Post 'A General View of Henley Royal Regatta, which opened in perfect weather yesterday.'
1931_The_Daily_Telegraph_Cambridge_A_Crews_Nov.pdf
1931_Circa_Unknown_Newspaper_Junior_Sculls.pdf

1931 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

1931
Written underneath:
'Light Four - 1931. Beat Peterhouse. Lost to 3rd Trinity (Finalists) by 7 seconds'
JC WANSEY - Second from back.

1931 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1931
Written underneath:
'It's good when you heave off'

1931 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Circa 1931

1931 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

May 1931
Written underneath:
'Wednesday Night - Bumping Lady Margaret'
JC WANSEY is wearing glasses in the middle of the closest boat.

1931 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1st May 1931
Written underneath:
'Selwyn 1st May Boat - 1931 - Bumped Lady Margaret - Third on the River'
JC WANSEY - Seated on right of photo with glasses.

1931 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Nov 1930
Written underneath:
'A Day's Outing in a 'Varsity Crock Eight November 1930'

1930   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1930
Written underneath:
'The Logarithms Society - 1930'
JC WANSEY - Middle row 2nd from left.

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Spring 1930
Written underneath:
'Selwyn Henley Eight, 1930 Lost to Emmanual'

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Spring 1930
Written underneath:
'Selwyn Henley Group' and 'The Race'

1930   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

May 1930
Written underneath:
'Bumping First Trinity - May 1930'
JC WANSEY is wearing glasses in the middle of the closest boat.

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

1st May 1930
Written underneath:
'Selwyn 1st May Boat 1930 - Bumped First Trinity and Third Trinity'
JC WANSEY - Seated on right of photo with glasses.

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Easter 1930
Written underneath:
'The Selwyn Clinker Four, Easter 1930 - Beat Bristol University by two lengths'

1978 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Lent 1930
Written underneath:
'Selwyn 1st Lent Boat - 1930 Bumped - First Trinty'
JC WANSEY - Seated on right of photo with glasses.

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Feb 1930
The Daily Sketch
1930_The_Daily_Telegraph_The_Trial_Eights_4_Nov.pdf

1930 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

1930
Mahatma GHANDHI at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

1930 Olive WANSEY Photo

1930
WANSEY siblings
From the bottom: Mary with family dog Tweedles, Chris, Peter, John and Paul.

1930 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1930
WANSEY siblings

1930 Olive WANSEY Photo

1929 Approx [Assuming John to be 22 yrs old]
John WANSEY at Cambridge.

1929 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
1929_Circa_Note_from_Jesus_College_Cambridge.pdf - To JC WANSEY
April 3. As from The Lodge, Jesus College, Cambridge.
Dear Mr Wansey
I had noticed your success at Selwyn College, on which I heartily congratulate and trust that it is the opening of a course honourable to yourself and your College. Many thanks for informing of your decision.
Yours very truly Arthur GRAY

1926-29
JC WANSEY attended 'Bristol Grammer school'
1929_Bristol_Grammer_School_Prize_Giving_3_Dec.pdf

1929_Form_5aU_Board_of_Education_30_Jul.pdf

1928
John WANSEY's place setting.

1928 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

8th July 1927
Cartoon presented to JC WANSEY at 'Bristol Grammer school'

1926 JC WANSEY's scrap-book
 

1926_Death_Certificate_Henry_Raymond_WANSEY.pdf
Registration District Warminster
Death in the Sub-district of Warminster in the County of Wiltshire
No 193
When and where died, Twenty Fourth April 1926, The Rectory, Bishopstrow, R.D.
Name, Henry Raymond WANSEY : Male : 52 yrs :
Occupation, Work in Holy Orders, Rector of Bishopstrow.
Cause of death, Heart failure.
Description of informant, Paul R. WANSEY, Son, The Rectory, Bishopstrow.
When Registered, Twenty Seventh April 1926.
Registrar, William RANDALL.

Photo of memorial in Bishopstrow Church, Warminster taken by Roger BARNETT

1926 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

Circa 1926
Probably drawn at 'The Lord Weymouth Grammer School', Warminster.
Portrait of JC WANSEY by P A STEWART

1926 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

1923-26
JC WANSEY attended 'The Lord Weymouth Grammer School', Warminster

1925_Approx_Letter_Chris_to_Peter_WANSEY_01.pdf
Bishopstrow Rectory
Warminster
Dear Peter
The other new master came on Monday. His name is Hazel and I think he is rather a "spike". Anyhow, he must be some good at cricket since he got me out (on my first appearance) for a duck.
The other master also plays - There were nets on Monday and Tuesday four overs of a game on Wednesday - after which it began to pelt, fielding practise on Thursday, and a game yesterday.
I don't think there's any more news.
With much love from your loving brother
Joseph

1925_Approx_Letter_Chris_to_Peter_WANSEY_02.pdf
Bishopstrow Rectory
Warminster
June 6th
Dear Peter
Thank you very much for your letter.
There hasn't been much doing at school in the last week except a match against the town 2nd yesterday when I wasn't playing. In the first innings we made 20 and Warminster 31 but in the second we made 46 and just skittled them out for 26, before stumps were drawn.
Next week we have 3 matches, on Monday against Shaftesbury, Thursday K.E.S. and Saturday against - (sorry! I've forgotten,) but perhaps we won't play any, since 2 kids have got measles.
I advertised my gun in the Bazaar a little while ago, and consequently have sold it for 25/-.
I am now advertising my P. Bars
I don't think there's any more news.
From your loving brother
Joseph

1925_Approx_Letter_Chris_to_Peter_WANSEY_03.pdf
[Noted Paper]
PRESTBURY HOUSE
WARMINSTER
[Handwritten by Olive WANSEY]
Letter to Peter,
From Christopher
(Joseph) who was at school in Warminster

[Handwritten by Chris]
July 11th
Dear Peter,
Thank you very much for your letter.
I couldn't imagine for a long time what you meant by my "fall" but then I remembered I tripped up getting into the pavvy via the window, but I didn't hurt myself much.
We played S B[?] yesterday. I had the ball from Harris and got 2 off it, but then the other chaps (Harland) was caught and since I was the last man, I retired.
I am at present 5th in the average with 4.5, but will most probably go down to 3 after the last 2 matches.
I don't think there's any more news.
From your loving brother.
Joseph

1925
Chris (known then as Joe) & his elder brother Peter WANSEY.

1925 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

In 1925 Henry Raymond WANSEY of Bishopstrow Rectory, Warminster, Wiltshire wrote a 41 page document titled:
"Some Notes on the Ancestors of my Family"

Scans of the original mechanically typed loose leaf pages dated 1925 by Henry Raymond WANSEY
1925_01Wansey_Family_Tree_Castle_Acre_Priory.pdf
1925_02Wansey_Family_Tree_Heraldry_Arms.pdf
1925_03Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_1-8.pdf
1925_04Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_9-17.pdf
1925_05Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_18-22.pdf
1925_06Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_23-34.pdf
1925_07Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_35-41.pdf
1925_08Wansey_Family_Tree_Medieval_Genealogy.pdf
1925_09Henry_Wansey_Descendant_Tree.pdf
1925_10Henry_Wansey_Descendant_Tree.pdf
1925_11Wansey_Family_Tree_Other_Family_Branches.pdf

Transcribed copies Feb 2010 from the original using 'Optical character recognition'.
1925_03Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_1-8_transcribed.pdf
1925_04Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_9-17_transcribed.pdf
1925_05Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_18-22_transcribed.pdf
1925_06Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_23-34_transcribed.pdf
1925_07Wansey_Family_Tree_Pages_35-41_transcribed.pdf

1924_Marriage_Certificate_WANSEY_THOMSON.pdf
1917 Marriage solemnized at St Nicholas Church, in the Parish of Blundellsands in the County of Lancaster.
No 36
July 29th 1924

Henry Raymond WANSEY : 51 yrs : Widower
Occupation, Work in Holy Orders
Residence at time of Marriage, The Rectory, Bishopstow, Wiltshire.
Father's Name, Arthur Henry WANSEY (deceased).
Profession of Father, Solicitor.

Hilda THOMSON : 39 yrs : Spinster
Residence at time of Marriage, 19, Phossitt? Road, Blundellsands
Father's Name, John THOMSON (deceased).
Profession of Father, Gentleman.

Married in the Parish Church, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Banns by me B ? SMITH, Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Henry Raymond WANSEY, Hilda THOMPSON in the Presence of us, John Douglas WOOD, Lilian THOMSON.

1924_Death_Certificate_Beatrice_Margaretta_WANSEY.pdf
Registration District St Marylebone
1924 Death in the Sub-district of North Marylebone in the County of London
No 445
Where and When died, Twenty Fourth January 1924, Florence Nightingale Hospital, 19 Lisson Grove.

Beatrice Margaretta WANSEY : 53 years
Occupation, Of Imber Vicarage Devizes, Wife of Henry Raymond WANSEY, Work in Holy Orders.
Cause of Death, (1) Pernicious Aneamia 8 months (2) Heart Failure. Certified by H.G. JOHNSON M.D.

Description of Informant, E.M. NOTTIDGE, Sister, Present at the death, St Fagans?, Windermere Avenue, Finchley.
When registered, Twenty Fifth January 1924
Registrar, A.J.W. SINGER?

1919_Miss_HENTY_Article_in_The_Record.pdf
1919_Miss_HENTY_Article_in_The_Record_Typed_Out.pdf

1918 Approx [Assuming Paul to be 12 yrs old]
Paul WANSEY

1918 Olive WANSEY Photo

1917 Approx [Assuming Paul to be 10 yrs old]
John, Peter, Mary & Chris WANSEY

1917 Olive WANSEY Photo

1914
Henry Raymond WANSEY in Darlington
1914_Darlington_Note.pdf Hand written by HRW "1914 Darlington"

Email to Rev Hiroshi Tagaki from Margaret NORGETT 19th Sep 2018
Dear Rev Hiroshi Tagaki,
You wrote to my mother, Mrs Olive Wansey, on 12 July this year (2018). The letter arrived on the day that my mother was admitted to hospital. She died four days later on her 97th birthday - 16 July 2018. I have been much concerned with this sad event until now, but I will answer your letter as best I may.
I will give some of the history of the Wansey family, but I also refer you to the website of my son-in-law, Nick Delves: www.nickdelves.co.uk . Tabs: Family Tree and WANSEY. There you will find more information and pictures of the Ashio mission church and the Ashio copper mine.
My father, Joseph Christopher Wansey, was the youngest son of Henry Raymond Wansey. My father was also a missionary in Japan (and East Africa) – see the website. My father’s eldest brother, Paul, was the father of Mrs Kate Kirkland (my cousin). Henry Raymond Wansey died before any of his children married, so that my generation did not meet him (or his wife).
We therefore have little knowledge of Henry Raymond’s life, or the reasons why he went to Japan. Just little scraps of information. For example, because of his height (some 6 feet and 8 inches) he was known as “honourable telegraph pole”. I believe that Henry Raymond left the CMS missionary society because they would not allow him to marry. But he chose to marry Beatrice Margaretta (a missionary nurse). I think that the family (Henry Raymond and wife Beatrice Margaretta, and the five children (nice picture on the website)) probably returned to the UK around the time of the outbreak of the 1914/1918 war. There is some information about his time in Ashio on the website.
As to your analysis of the reason for his setting up the Ashio mission – it seems plausible to me. But I have no direct evidence to support it.
With very kind wishes to you and your church, Margaret Norgett (born Margaret Wansey, and granddaughter of Henry Raymond Wansey)

1914 Olive WANSEY Photo
1913
Postcards to HR & BM WANSEY from Japan.
1913

1913
The WANSEY family back in England.

1913 Olive WANSEY Photo
1913_Darlington_Quakers_Appeal.pdf
Darlington Monthly Meeting.
H. R. WANSEY'S WORK IN JAPAN.
DEAR FRIEND,
It is now over twelve months since the last appeal was sent out in respect of the work which our Friends H. R. and Beatrice M. Wansey are doing in Japan, and we think you will probably like to hear something of their present position and prospects.
During last year the sum of £79 16s. 4d. was collected on their behalf, and, after a deduction of £1 11s. 8d. for printing and postage, the amount of £78 4s. 8d. was forwarded to Japan.

We have been in communication with American Friends with regard to the taking over by them of our Friends' work. They have offered to take the oversight of it for an experimental period of two years, conditionally upon English Friends raising sufficient money to support H. R. and B. M. Wansey and their family in the work. At least £200 per annum will be required ; and we are anxious to ascertain by this circular letter whether it is likely to be obtained. The work which our Friends are doing is of great value, and we hope it may be possible to fall in with the views of American Friends, so as to conduce to its greater efficiency. The arrangement may also enable our two Friends to obtain a much needed furlough, if the work in which they are engaged can be properly supervised during their absence. H. R. Wansey has now been in Japan for 9 years and B. M. Wansey for 15 years, so that they are both much in need of the rest which the return to England for a few months would enable them to gain. We feel too that it would be helpful for English Friends to have the opportunity of meeting with these two far off members, and hearing from their own lips some account of the work in which they have been engaged, and the experiences through which they have passed.
It will be a pleasure to forward to H. R. Wansey any financial assistance which you may be willing to give.

Yours sincerely,
EDWARD BACKHOUSE, White House, Stockton-on-Tees.
ERNEST O. D. SIBSON, 36, Elton Parade, Darlington.
}Correspondents appointed by Darlington Monthly Meeting.
June, 1913.
P.S.—Contributions may be sent to either of the addresses given above.

1912 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

1912_Approx_Ashio_Mission_Church_Note.pdf
Hand written by HRW "Outside the Ashio Mission Church"

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

1912 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

1912_Approx_Ashio_Mission_Church_Miners_Note.pdf
Hand written by HRW "With Bibles & tracts and two miners taken outside our Mission Church at Ashio Copper Mine."

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

1912 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

1912 Approx [Assuming Chris to be 2 yrs and Mary to be 3 yrs old]
Henry Raymond & Beatrice Margaretta's children
Paul, John, Peter, Mary & Chris WANSEY

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo
1912_WANSEY_Family_in_The_Friend.pdf
5TH APRIL, 1912. THE FRIEND.
FRIENDS' MISSION WORK IN JAPAN.
THE accompanying photograph [below dated August 1911] is that of a family of Friends (members of Darlington Monthly Meeting) who reside at Nikko, Japan; H. R. Wansey being engaged in mission work in the coal and copper mining districts of the Island of Hondo. He went out to Japan under the auspices of the Church Missionary Society ; but as the result of becoming personally acquainted with some members of the Society of Friends and the study of Quaker literature, he was led to adopt Friends' views and to put them into practice in his life and work. He felt that he could not conscientiously remain as a clergyman of the Established Church, and consequently resigned his position under the C.M.S., thereby losing the financial support of that Society.
In 1910, after receiving a visit from Henry Clark, a member of Darlington Monthly Meeting, who was touring in Japan, H. R. Wansey applied to that Monthly Meeting for membership and was accepted, the application being strongly supported by H. Clark and by other Friends in Japan. From all sources good reports have been recieved with respect to H. R. Wansey's work, and Darlington Friends, as well as members of other Monthly Meetings, have interested themselves in his work. Edward Backhouse of White House, Stockton-on-Tees, and Ernest O. D. Sibson, of 36 Elton Parade, Darlington, have een asked to act as correspondents, on behalf of the Monthly Meeting, with these far distant members, and they will be glad to answer any inquiries with respect to our Friends and their work and its support.

1912 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Written on back by Chris WANSEY:-
"Great Grandfather Wansey & Great Grandmother.
Paul, John, Peter, Mary & Chris with Suzuki San Priest of the Temple in Nikko."

Note written by HR WANSEY
1912_Approx_HR_WANSEY_Note_Nikko_Temple.pdf
"Self and family with Suzuki San Priest of the Temple in Nikko.
H.R.W."

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

1912 Approx
The WANSEY House [I assume this is in Nikko]

Written on back by HR WANSEY:-
"Our house seen in the distance."

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

1911_Approx_Newspaper_Cricket_at_Karuizawa.pdf
1911_Approx_Newspaper_Cricket_at_Karuizawa_Typed_Out.pdf

A handwritten note next to the newspaper cutting 'Cricket at Karuizawa'-
When at Clifton College on the occasion of a visit from W.G.Grace, HRW recieved from him a Cricket bat for a best performance at Oxford, he played on occasion for the Oxford University Authentics.

1911 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

The Mission Church

1911 Olive WANSEY Photo

1911 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Mission Church built by myself and adjoining our house in Nikko. Shiken Chs

"A servant of Jesus Christ" Rom I.1.
"Henceforth I call you not servants ... but I have called you friends." John XV.15.

Texts given me by my wife as messages for me in my solitary missionary journeys
HRW

[The Japanese images on the right are stuck to the back of the Mission Church page.]

1911 Olive WANSEY Photo

August 1911 from 'The Friend' dated 5th April 1912.
H.R. and B.M. WANSEY and Family in Quakers newspaper 'The Friend'.
Nikko, Japan

This photo was part of the above article from 'The Friend' dated 5th April 1912.

1911 Olive WANSEY Photo

1911
Probably at Nikko
Henry Raymond & Beatrice Margaretta's children
Standing: Paul, Joseph (Chris), John, Peter WANSEY
Sitting: Mary
1911 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

1911
Probably at Nikko
Henry Raymond & Beatrice Margaretta's children
Paul John & Peter

1911 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1911
[Note written to side of photo]
Grandmother Wansey, Paul, John, Peter, Mary and baby Christopher in the garden at Nikko. 1911.

1911 Olive WANSEY Photo
1911_Balance_Sheet_Japan_General_Mission.pdf

1910 Approx [Assuming Henry to be 37 yrs old]
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Written by Henry on the back "Henry Raymond Wansey Ashio Copper Mine Mission House 8 miles from Nikko"

1910 Olive WANSEY Photo

1910 Approx [Assuming Henry to be 37 yrs old]
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Written by Henry on the back "Two Christians with myself at Utsunomiya"

1910 Olive WANSEY Photo

1910 Approx [Assuming Henry to be 37 yrs old]
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Written by Henry on the back "The Ashio Copper Mine . . . House 8 miles Nikki"

1910 Olive WANSEY Photo

1910 Approx
Henry Raymond WANSEY at Shinto Temple, Nikko.

[Hand-written on the back of the photo by Chris WANSEY]
"Great-Grandfather Wansey on the steps of the chief Shinto Temple in Nikko, Japan (where Grandfather Wansey was born.)
On his left, the Chief Priest of Shintoism in Japan, and other members of Grandfather Wansey's English Bible Class.
Circa 1910 A.D."

1910_Approx_Note_on_Shinto_Temple_Photo.pdf
[Henry Raymond WANSEY's hand-written note about the Shinto Temple photo]
"Photo taken and presented to me in the Chief Nikko temple, by the Chief Priest of Shintoism in Japan (standing on my left) and other s of my English Bible Class.
H.R. Wansey"

1910 Olive WANSEY Photo
1910
Probably at Nikko
Henry Raymond & Beatrice Margaretta WANSEY with their children.
Beatrice holding Mary, Paul, John, Henry Raymond holding Peter.
1910 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1910
Peter, John & Paul WANSEY

1910 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
1907_Approx_Appeal_from_HR_WANSEY.pdf
1907_Approx_Appeal_from_HR_WANSEY_Typed_Out.pdf
1907_Approx_Appeal_from_HR_WANSEY_Back.pdf
1907_Letter_from_HR_WANSEY.pdf
1907_Letter_from_HR_WANSEY_Typed_Out.pdf
1906-1913_Card_Japan_General_Mission.pdf

July 1904
Written on the back
10 Deskima. Nagasaki
July 1904 - HRW

The house where Henry & Margaretta lived in after they were married in 1905. The English spelling of this place is now known as: 10, Dejima, Nagasaki.
June 2013 Kate KIRKLAND nee WANSEY writes:
Our middle son, Nick, is currently living in Nagasaki, Dejima is one of the main tourist attractions and has many visitors. Nick often goes to number 10 which remains intact. It was a residence for the Church Missionary Society, so it is interesting that it was where my grandparents started their married life.

1904 Olive WANSEY Photo

July 7th 1904
Written on the back
Taken about 5a.m. at Himi Toge "Pass"
July 7th 1904. H.R.W.

This appears to be a burial ground. Perhaps some Ancestor worship going on!

1904 Olive WANSEY Photo
1903_5th_Nov_Word_On_The_Waters_HR_WANSEY.pdf
1903_5th_Nov_Word_On_The_Waters_HR_WANSEY_Typed_Out.pdf
1901_Census_Arthur_Blanche_WANSEY.pdf
RG13 / Piece 2403 / Folio 27 / Page 7
Sambourne, Westbury upon Trym, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England

Authur H WANSEY / Head / Married / 73 yrs / Occupation, Solicitor Notary Public / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Blanche WANSEY / Wife / Married / 57 yrs / Born, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Florence WANSEY / Daughter / Single / 30 yrs / Born, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Margaret R WANSEY / Daughter / Single / 29 yrs / Born, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Emily SAUNDER / Servant / Single / 32 yrs / Occupatiopn, Cook Domestic / Born, ?, Devon.
Eliza TRICKER / Servant / Single / 28 yrs / Occupation, Housemaid Domestic / Born, Zeals, Wiltshire.
Emily HARRIS / Servant / Single / 24 yrs / Occupation, Parlour Maid Domestic / Born, Sandford, Somerset.
Bessie WATTS / Servant / Single / 21 yrs / Occupation, Maid Domestic / Born, Paulton, Somerset.
Rose CROKER / Servant / Single / 19 yrs / Occupation, Kitchen Maid Domestic / Born, Langford, Somerset.

1901
NORTHERN DESPATCH FRIDY, MARCH 13, 1959
Picture from the past
This interesting photograph is of members of St. Cuthbert's (Darlington) Bible Class of 1901, taken in the church doorway.
It is contributed to PICTURES OF THE PAST by Canon P.N. Wansey, Vicar of Darlington, and the great point of interest is that in the centre of the back row is his father, the Rev. H. R. Wansey, who was curate at St. Cuthbert's from 1899-1901.

1901 Olive WANSEY Photo

Approx 1897 (Assuming Henry Raymond is 24 yrs old)
He was ordained as a deacon in the Durham diocese on 19th December 1897, I assume this photograph was taken shortly after. He was ordained as a priest in the Durham diocese on 28 May 1899.

1897 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

Approx 1894 (Assuming Henry raymond is 21 yrs old)
Mary-Joy writes "We think it was taken while he was at Oxford: University College."

1894 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos
1891_Census_Arthur_Blanche_WANSEY.pdf
RG12 / Piece 1989 / Folio 45 / Page 15
Sambourne, Sneyd Park, Westbury on Trym, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England.

Arthur Henry WANSEY / Head / Married / 63 yrs / Occupation, Solicitor / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Blanch WANSEY / Wife / Married / 47 yrs / Born, Birmingham
Arthur Alfred WANSEY / Son / Single / Male / 25 yrs / Born, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Hester Marion WANSEY / Daughter / Single / 22 yrs / Born, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Henry Raymond WANSEY / Son / Single / Male / 17 yrs / Occupation, Scholar / Born, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Rosa Marice STEVENS / Servant / Single / 26 / Occupation, Housemaid Domestic / Born, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire.
Elizabeth YEELES / Servant / Single / 38 yrs / Occupation, Cook Domestic / Born, Shirehampton, Gloucestershire.
Ellen ROE / Servant / Single / 25 / Occupation, Housemaid Domestic / Born, Bisley, Gloucestershire.
Annie ATHERTON / Servant / Single / 20 yrs / Occupation, Kitchenmaid Domestic / Born, Backwell, Somerset.

1881_Census_Arthur_Blanche_WANSEY.pdf
RG11 : Piece 2504 : Folio 51 : Page 9
Sambourn, Stoke Bishop, Westbury, Gloucestershire.

Arthur H. WANSEY Head : Married : 53 yrs : Occupation, Solicitor Notary Public Regr Tolsey Court & Depy Judge : Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Blanch WANSEY : Wife : Married : 37 yrs : Born, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Blanch W. WANSEY : Daughter : Unmarried : 14 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, S Bishop, Gloucestershire
Hester M. WANSEY : Daughter : 12 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, S Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Florence WANSEY : Daughter : 11 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, S Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Margaret R. WANSEY : Daughter : 9 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, S Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Henry R. WANSEY : Son : 7 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, S Bishop, Gloucestershire.
Elizabeth YULES : 26 yrs : Occupation, Cook (Dom) : Born, Shirehampton, Gloucestershire.
Mary A. GRAHAM : 34 yrs : Occupation, Parlour Maid : Born, Lancaster, Lancashire.
Mary J. NOONES : 18 yrs : Occupation, House Maid : Born, Pensford, Somerset.
Emily SMART : 28 yrs : Occupation, Nurse (Dom) : Born, Bisley, Gloucestershire.
Eleanor AMBLER : 16 yrs : Occupation, Under Nurse (Dom) : Born, K Weston, Gloucestershire.

1873_Birth_Certificate_Henry_Raymond_WANSEY.pdf

1873 Birth in the Sub-district of Westbury in the County of Gloucester.
No. 4
When and where, Sixteenth October 1873, Sambourne, Stoke Bishop, Westbury.
Henry Raymond : Boy

Name of father, Arthur Henry WANSEY
Name of mother, Blanche WANSEY formerly WELLSTED
Occupation of father, Solicitor.

Description of informant, Arthur H. WANSEY, Father, Sambourne, Stoke Bishop, Westbury.
When registered, Twenty fourth November 1873
Henry ORWOOD?, Registrar.

1872 Approx [Assuming Arthur to be 45 yrs old]
Arthur Henry WANSEY

The following is copied from: /www.bristollawsociety.com/legal_life/a-h-wansey/
Arthur Henry Wansey was President of Bristol Law Society from 1891-2.
The London Gazette of May 17th 1859 refers to an auction of the Netham chemical works comprising freehold and leasehold property in St George on the banks of the River Avon. The land together with all building, plant and machinery had previously been owned by Stephen Cox (the lease being for the annual rent of £120) was to be auctioned in the Commercial Rooms in Corn Street pursuant to an order from the Chancery Court. The London Gazette reports that particulars of the property could be viewed in the offices of Palmer and Wansey on Corn Street.
Wansey could not have been in practice for very long, being born in 1827 in Warminster. He was to move to Clifton, building a house called Sambourne on the Clifton Downs near to Sea Walls. Wansey was a Non-Conformist, enjoyed hunting and shooting and went on regular fly-fishing holidays to Ireland and Scotland. He came to the Law at an early age, practising from the early 1950s. He first went into partnership with Henry Palmer, who was his brother-in-law, and in 1860 Wansey became Registrar of the Tolzey Court (a position that Palmer had previously held) later becoming a Deputy Judge.

Olive WANSEY Photo

Mary-Joy BARNETT
nee WANSEY Photo

In 1863 A.H. Wansey’s office was at 24 Clare Street, which was also the Tolzey Court Office, while in 1887 his office was in St. Stephens’ Chambers on Baldwin Street. Wansey’s son Arthur Edward joined him in practice following his passing of the Law examinations, but sadly died in 1892. By 1897 A.H. Wansey’s firm was still known under the title of A.H. Wansey and Son, although his only other surviving son had joined the Church. Following the death of his son, Wansey went into partnership with Edward Meade-King and by 1908 the firm was known as Wansey and Meade-King.
Wansey died in October 1902 aged 74 and his obituary in the Bristol Mercury described him as a man of commanding presence and looks with a genial and kindly nature. He had an “old time courtesy which impressed itself on all those who had dealings with him”.

1871_Census_Arthur_Blanche_WANSEY.pdf
RG10 / Piece 2569 / Folio 57 / Page 14
Sambourne, Westbury on Trym, Clifton, Gloucestershire, England

Arthur H WANSEY / Head / Married / 43 yrs / Occupation, Attorny at Law Notary Public / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Blanche WANSEY / Wife / Married / 27 yrs / Born, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Edith E WANSEY / Daughter / 7 yrs / Born Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire.
Arthur H WANSEY / Son / 5 yrs / Born Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire.
Blanche W WANSEY / Daughter / 4 yrs / Born Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire.
Hester M WANSEY / Daughter / 2 yrs / Born Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire.
Florence WANSEY / Daughter / 11 Months / Born Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire.
Eleanor MARSDEN / Visitor / Unmarried / 20 yrs / Born, Tottenham, Middlesex.
Sarah LATCHAM / Servant / Unmarried / 32 yrs / Occupation, Cook domestic servant / Born, Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset.
Ann HOLCOMBE / Servant / Unmarried / 22 yrs / Occupation, House palour maid / Born, Bickford, Tiverton, Devon.
Mary TAPP / Servant / Unmarried / 27 yrs / Occupation, Nurse maid Servant / Born, Martock, Somerset.
Emily DICKS / Servant / Unmarried / 19 yrs / Occupation, Nurse maid Servant / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.

1871_Census_Arthur_H_WANSEY.pdf
RG10 / Piece 5531 / Folio 29 / Page 5
Tregwynt, Granston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

R Llywelyn PURCELL / Head / Unmarried / 30 yrs / Born, Clifton, Gloucestershire.
John THOMAS / Servant / Married / 42 yrs / Occupation, Butler / Born, ?, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Mary C CLEMENT / Servant / Unmarried / 61 yrs / Occupation, Cook / Born, Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Lettice SAUNDERS / Servant / Married / 40 yrs / Occupation, House Maid / Born, Granston, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Martha GRIFFITHS / Servant / Unmarried / 25 yrs / Occupation, Kitchen Maid / Born, St Nicholas, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
William ROBERTS / Servant / Unmarried / 17 yrs / Occupation, Groom / Born, Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Arthur Henry WANSEY / Visitor / Married / 43 yrs / Occupation, Solicitor / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Thos Henry Phillip ROBERTS / Cousin / Unmarried / 26 yrs / Occupation, C Engineer / Born, India.

1862_Marriage_Certificate_WANSEY_WELLSTED.pdf

1862 Marriage solemnized at St James Church, in the Parish of Edmonton in the County of Middlesex.
No 70
November 12

Arthur Henry WANSEY : 35 yrs : Bachelor
Occupation, Gentleman.
Residence at time of Marriage, Clifton.
Father's Name, Henry WANSEY.
Profession of Father, Gentleman.

Blanche WELLSTED : 20 yrs : Spinster
Residence at time of Marriage, Edmonton.
Father's Name, Alfred Oliver WELLSTED
Profession of Father, Clergyman.

Married in the Church of St James according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence, by me, ? PHILLIPS.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Arthur H WANSEY, Blanche WELLSTED in the Presence of us, Julia WELLSTED, Edward WANSEY.

1851_Census_Henry_Elizabeth_WANSEY.pdf
HO107 / Piece 1843 / Folio 232 / Page 29
Sambourne, Warminster, Wiltshire.

Harry WANSEY / Head / Married / 76 yrs / Occupation, Retired Clothier / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Elizabeth WANSEY / Wife / Married / 70 yrs / Retired Clothier's Wife / Born, London, Middlesex.
Ellen WANSEY / Daughter / Unmarried / 44 yrs / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Louisa WANSEY / Daughter / Unmarried / 29 yrs / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Anna E WANSEY / Daughter / Unmarried / 28 yrs / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Arthur H WANSEY / Son / Unmarried / 23 yrs / Occupation, Solicitor / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Jane WHATLEY / Servant / Unmarried / 35 yrs / Occupation, House Servant / Born, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Elizabeth CURRIER / Servant / Unmarried / Female / 27 yrs / Occupation, House Servant / Born, Kilmersdon, Somerset.

1842 Approx
Fan itemising Ellen & Arthur WANSEY's European tour

1842 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
1841_Census_Arthur_H_WANSEY.pdf
HO107 / Piece 377 / Book 13 / Folio 8 / Page 11
St James Place, Kingsdown, St James & St Paul, Clifton, Gloucestershire

John R WREFORD / Male / 35 yrs
Harriet WREFORD / Female / 35 yrs
Charles R WREFORD / Male / 12 yrs
John K R WREFORD / Male / 8 yrs
Richd W PERKINS / Male / 15
Alfred WATERHOUSE / Male / 15
Willm COLFORD / Male / 15
Wm C JOLLY / Male / 14
Thos HOUNSELL / Male / 14
Arthur H WANSEY / Male / 13
Wm James RUSSELL / Male / 11 yrs / Born, Gloucestershire.
Hortt HUXHAM / Male / 10 yrs
Ann TUCKER / Female / 25 yrs
Charlotte HATHRILL / Female / 30 yrs
Elizth M WREFORD / Female / 30 yrs / Born, Gloucestershire.

1839 [Assuming Henry to be 65 yrs old]
Note :Henry WANSEY who married his cousin Elizabeth in 1800

1839 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

1835 Approx [Assuming Margaret to be 27 yrs old]
Margaret WANSEY daughter of Henry and Elizabeth WANSEY married Henry Andrews PALMER 25th July 1835 at Saint Denys, Warminster, Wiltshire.

1835 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Painting

1827 Approx [Assuming Margaret to be 21 yrs old]
Ellen WANSEY daughter of Henry and Elizabeth WANSEY.

1835 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Painting

1812 Approx
Jane Wansey's cup
Note written by Henry Raymond WANSEY:
Cup that belonged to Jane Wansey, only daughter of John Hubbard (Whose nephew he started in Life and who became Governor of the bank of England and 1st Baron Addlington - John Gillibrand Hubbard).
Jane Hubbard when 17 married George Wansey of Warminster, mother of Jessy Wansey wife of Francis Wilson Bayley.

John Gellibrand HUBBARD was Governor of the Bank of England 1853 -1855

1812 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
1800
Elizabeth WANSEY's FAN AND workbox.
Note written by Henry Raymond WANSEY:
Elizabeth Wansey's fan. She used to keep it at Sambourne in the bureau left by L Colfox to Uncle Crookshank.
She had 15 children and allowed them to play with her fans and old lace!!!
1800 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos
1800
Sambourne, Near Warminster, which was built by Henry Wansey for his wife Elizabeth in 1800 on the occasion of their marriage.
Photo taken by Mary-Joy probably in the 1980's.
1800 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

1800
Elizabeth WANSEY was 18 yrs old when she married Henry WANSEY on the 3rd of September 1800 in Camberwell, London. This miniature portrait of her before she was married was painted by Sir Thomas LAWRENCE, who lived next door.

1800 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Painting

1798 Approx [Assuming John to be 50 years old]
John WANSEY 1748 - 1821

Quote from page 30 of "Some Notes on the Ancestors of my Family" by Henry Raymond WANSEY 1925:
John Wansey clothier, went to London, lived at Lothbury and Camberwell and married Sarah Raymond in 1772. His picture is painted by Philips. He and his wife. were well off: He is described as a Factor of Blackwall Hall London. His daughter Elizabeth married Henry Wansey our ancestor (son of William) who was her cousin. John Wansey died in his 72nd year.

1798 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

1357
[Quoted from Granpic on Flickr] 'Originally installed in the East window of West Barsham church, this detail shows the device of the De Waunci family, Lords of the Manor of West Barsham from 1066 to 1357.'

Quote from Henry Raymond WANSEY's 'Chronological History of the family of the Wauncey's from the Conquest.'
[Page 9]
1066 A.D.
Hugo de Waunci came over from Normandy under William Earl Warren his patron, who marrying the Conqueror's daughter gave him lands mentioned in Domesday book - namely, Barsham in Norfolk which was his place of residence.
His arms are painted in glass in the old Church at West Barsham.
[I believe this church is called 'Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary'.]

1357 Granpic Photo from Flickr