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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’s longest 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.

3rd Oct 1996
Olive WANSEY passport

1996 Olive WANSEY
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.
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.
Registration District, Mid Warwickshire, Sub-district Leamington Spa in the County of Warwickshire.
No. 42
Date and Place of death, Seventeenth December 1992, Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home, Thickthorn Close, Kenilworth.
Name and Surname, Joseph Christopher WANSEY formerly known as Joseph Raymond WANSEY
Sex, Male
Date and place of birth, 1st October 1910, Japan.
Occupation and usual address, Clerk in Holy Orders (Retired), 1 Margetts Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Name of informant, Olive Washburn WANSEY
Qualification, Widow of deceased.
Usual address, 6, Margetts Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Cause of death, 1a. Stroke / 11. Carcinoma of prostate., Certified by D SPRAGGETT MB
I certify that the particulars given by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Olive W WANSEY.
Date of registration, Eighteenth December 1992
Signature of registrar, B. M. BAKER Registrar
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.
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.

John & Muriel WANSEY's 55th Wedding Anniversary May 1988
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



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

1985 Olive WANSEY Photo

Olive WANSEY, Kate & Lizzie NORGETT, Renée & Paul WANSEY at Woodbridge, Suffolk.

1978 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY Print

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
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.

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

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

Christopher & Olive WANSEY moved to 6, High Street, West Wickham, Cambridge


Olive and Chris WANSEY, with grand-daughters 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

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

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

Christopher WANSEY with grand-daughter 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

Rosmary A WANSEY daughter of Peter & Phyllis WANSEY married Rodney M WATSON at Darlington, Yorkshire on the 1st January 1972

1975 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 35mm b/w Negative + Colour Print

John WANSEY (aged 17 yrs) son of Peter Nottidge WANSEY punting Michael & cousin Margaret NORGETTin Oxford.

1970 John WANSEY Print

Chris WANSEY Passport


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

1965 Lizzie NORGETT Photo

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

1965 Margaret NORGETT 620 Negative


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

1964 Olive WANSEY Photo

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


1962 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

Margaret WANSEY
First year at Oxford

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

Katharine WANSEY
Paul & Renée's daughter

1962 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

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

1962 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

Circa 1962
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

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

Margaret Wansey at the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

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

Mo, Margaret & Chris WANSEY.

1961 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

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

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

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

Probably near Darlington, County Durham

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

Mo & Margaret WANSEY in Scotland

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

Margaret WANSEY In Woodfield County Highschool uniform

1960 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY Print

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

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

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

Mary and Alaric Rose with sons John and Peter.

1960 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1960 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

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

"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

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 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

Margaret & Olive WANSEY

1959 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative

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

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

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

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


1957 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1956 Margaret NORGETT nee WANSEY 620 Negative


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

1954 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1952 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1952
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.
July 13, 1951
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

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

1951 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

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

Circa 1951
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

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

1948 Olive WANSEY photo

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

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

WANSEY Family Reunion, West Wickham, Kent.

1948 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

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

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

1948 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 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

Margaret goes to school

1948 Olive WANSEY photo

13th Sep 1947

1947 Olive WANSEY Photo

Margaret WANSEY studio

1947 Olive WANSEY Photos

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



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

1945 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

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

1945 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

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.

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

Registration District, Essex (South Western)
Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church of Walthamstow in the County of Essex
No. 494
When married, January 27th 1942
Joseph Christopher WANSEY / Age 31 yrs / Bachelor.
Profession, Clerk in Holy Orders
Residence at time of marriage, The Vicarage, Walthamstow
Father's name, Henry Raymond WANSEY
Profession of father, Deceased
Olive Washburn BRAMHALL / Age 20 yrs / Spinster.
Residence at time of marriage, Gidea Park Essex
Father's name, William BRAMHALL
Profession of father, Departmental Manager
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by or after Banns by me, G.D. OAKLEY
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Joseph Christopher WANSEY, Olive Washburn BRAMHALL
In the presence of William BRAMHALL, Peter Nottidge WANSEY
I George Douglas OAKLEY of Walthamstow in the County of Essex a true copy of the Entry no 494, in the Register Book of Marraiges of the said Church.
Witness my Hand this 27th day of January 1942.

1942 Olive WANSEY Photo

13th Nov 1941
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

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
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


1941 Olive WANSEY Photo

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






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.

"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

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

Circa 1938
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

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

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1938
Chris WANSEY at work


1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1938
Hakodate S? Hokkaido Conference Diocesan

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1938 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

Bishop WALSH last Western 3 yrs of Hokkaido.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

[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 Olive WANSEY Photo

1937 February
Chris WANSEY in Tokyo

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

Permission to Officiate in Japan.

1937 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

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

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

Mary WANSEY's friends

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

Mary WANSEY at Moorfields

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo


1936 Olive WANSEY Photo


Outside 'The Creamery'

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

Chris WANSEY at camp in England.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

Peter, Peggy, Bunty, Chris.

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1936 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1935
Mary WANSEY in Epping Forest

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1935

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1935

1935 Olive WANSEY Photo


1935 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

30th Sep 1934 Ordination Day Chelmsford Cathedral
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 Olive WANSEY Photo
Chris WANSEY's ordination retreat at Pleshey, Chelmsford.
1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

Jan 1934
Mrs WANSEY in her car.

1934 Olive WANSEY Photo

Written underneath:
'Henley 1934'

1934 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Written underneath:
JC WANSEY on a horse 'Lent Races' written beneath.
The close up of JC WANSEY rowing: 'Provisional May Boat'

1934 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

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:
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


Written on page containing these two photos:
'Light Four October Term 1932.'
(Boat Seats)


1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Written underneath:
Selwyn Clinker IV - 1932

Winners - Beat: St Catherines, Clare, Pembroke (7.41), Peterhouse

1932 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Circa 1932
No date written on page
Written underneath:
'Light Fours -
Beat First Trinity, Clare II
Lost to Christs'

1932 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

Written underneath:
'Henley Crew - 1932 - Lost to New College, Oxford, by 3 feet.'
JC WANSEY fifth from back including the cox

JC WANSEY on left. in from of marquees.

1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

May 1932
Written underneath:
'Rebumping Lady Margaret - 1932. 1st May Boat'
'Lady Margaret' cox acknowledging the bump by raising his hand.


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

Written underneath:
'1st of May Boat 1932'

1932   JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives
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.

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

1931 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

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

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

Circa 1931
John, (closest to camera), Paul, Peter & JC WANSEY

Written underneath:

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

Circa 1930
Undated photo without notes. A group of 9 men. Chris WANSEY standing middle left with glasses.

1930 JC WANSEY's photo album, Selwyn College Archives

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

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.
Peter WANSEY is two in front of him and third from the back.

Rules of 'Bumping' extracted from Wikipedia
A bumps race is a form of rowing race in which a number of boats chase each other in single file, each crew attempting to catch and "bump" the boat in front without being caught by the boat behind. The form is mainly used in intercollegiate competitions at the University's of Cambridge and Oxford. It is particularly suitable where the stretch of water available is long but narrow, precluding side-by-side racing.

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.
Peter WANSEY - Standing at the back second from right of photo.

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'

1930 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 JC WANSEY's scrap-book

Mahatma GHANDHI at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

1930 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

1930 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

WANSEY siblings

1930 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1929 [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

JC WANSEY attended 'Bristol Grammer school'


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

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

JC WANSEY attended 'The Lord Weymouth Grammer School', Warminster

Bishopstrow Rectory
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

Bishopstrow Rectory
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

[Noted Paper]
[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.

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

Transcribed copies Feb 2010 from the original using 'optical character recognition'.

Written by HR WANSEY extracted from the 'Wansey Family Tree' page 38 & 39
HENRY RAYMOND WANSEY b.1873 (Only surviving son of Arthur Henry Wansey). My early days were spent very happily at home at Sambourne, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Being the youngest of seven my education began with a home governess.
In 1884 I started going to the Junior School of Clifton College,walking there and back daily across the Clifton Downs. In the summer holidays we went to stay in the house my father had built in Devonshire on a beautiful site overlooking the mouth of the River Dart. (The Redoubt, Kingswear, S. Devon). We had large gardens and a wood, and spent much time in rowing and seafishing. In the Junior School sports I won the high jump and won many prizes for games when a boarder in the Upper School. In my House I had the best batting and bowling average at Cricket and played racquets for Clifton against, Cheltenham.
I also won the School Golf prize but in February 1890 was taken very seriously ill with pneumonia and was at death's door. Five doctors attended me and I had two nurses besides my mother who would not leave me. I was so ill that I could not move an inch by myself and at one time my life was despaired of. After an operation on my chest and three months in bed I was removed from the school to my home and gradually getting better went on to our house in Devonshire.
In January 1891 my father took me for a sea voyage to Egypt. We were away for about two and a half months, and we went together 1,000 miles up the Nile, to the second Cataract in Cook's steamers, and saw many ancient temples and beautiful sights. We returned in April much the better for the voyage.
I returned to school for the Summer Term and obtained my Cricket XI Colours, but was by no means strong. I left the College in 1892 having won the bat given by the great W. E. Grace for the highest score in the match Clifton against Cheltenham. In the following October I went up to Oxford and was entered at University College.
In November I heard the famous D. L. Moody preach at Oxford and was much influence by it - and began going daily to a prayer meeting held by undergraduates in an upper room in the High Street. There with twenty to forty others I spent many a happy half hour in Bible reading and prayer. As Secretary of the District Visiting Society I spent some of my afternoons in the lowest part of the town distributing tracts, and in the summer bicycled out with others to the surrounding villages where we held open air services preaching on the village greens.

[Page 39]
On Sunday evenings I attended the open air service at the Martyrs' Memorial in St. Giles and was thus publicly marked as an extreme man. In my College I held Bible readings and Prayer meetings in my rooms - and in sports played Water Polo once for the ‘Varsity, won the first prize for Hand Fives and the cup for the best batting average in my College XI. In 1892, 1893, I camped out for 10 days at Tintern with the Bristol Boys Brigade; in 1894 camped out with Oxford and Cambridge men at the Keswick Convention; and also in 1894 camped out at Highcliffe in Hampshire at the Public School Boys Camp.
In the summer of 1895 I spent nearly a month with two other undergraduates in a small hut on Riskworth Moor near Halifax where we held a very successful Mission amongst the navvies. In January 1896 I west to Liverpool for the great Student Missionary Conference as I had already determined to be a Foreign Missionary. In September 1895 after our usual summer holiday at the 'Redoubt', Kingswear, S. Devon, I went with my mother and sister to Paris and Lucerne, staying there about a fortnight.
In December 1896 I took my degree and left Oxford. In order now to prepare for Ordination my father sent me for a year to be with Bishop Westcott, at Auckland Castle, Co. Durham: and I was ordained on Advent Sunday 1897 in Durham Cathedral. After being some time at my first curacy, St. Hilda’s Sunderland, being unwell a tour to Palestine was suggested, and I had a delightful journey there staying three weeks in Jerusalem and altogether being exactly 40 days in the Holy Land.
On my return I was licensed to the curacy of the Parish church at - Darlington. In 1901 I left Darlington to become an Assistant Chaplain in the Missions to Seamen, first at South Shields and, then at Hartlepool. I was called to my dear father's deathbed on my birthday 16th October 1902 and he died two days later, his last words being “God bless you my boy.”
On the exact anniversary of his death I was accepted as a Foreign Missionary by the Committee of the Church Missionary Society: I said to them these words- “I feel confident that it is part of God's plan for my life that I should go out as a missionary to the heathen. I feel confident too, that I stand here to-day in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Ghost.”

Henry Raymond Wansey born 16th October 1873, married 25th February 1905 in Nagasaki, Japan, Beatrice Margaretta Nottidge, born 1st May, 1870 died 24th January 1924, buried at Imber, Warminster.
Their children:-
1. Paul Raymond Wansey born at Karuizawa, Japan, 12th July 1906
2. John Wansey born at Tokyo, Japan, 18th Oct. 1907
3. Peter Nottidge Wansey born at Tokyo, Japan, 28th Sep. 1908
4. Mary Beatrice Wansey born at Nikko, Japan, 20th Sep. 1909
5. Joseph Christopher Wansey born at Nikko, Japan, 1st Oct. 1910, Died 24 Dec 1992

Hand-written notes by Olive W Wansey nee Bramhall
In 1913 Beatrice Margaretta had been in Japan 15 yrs this means she was 28 when she went there. Beatrice was trained at the Mildmay Mission Hospital. After his Father’s death in 1902, his mother left Bristol and went to live at 28, Cheyne Court, London until she died. Her daughter Margaret Wansey lived with her.

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.

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?


Circa 1918 [Assuming Paul to be 12 yrs old]

1918 Olive WANSEY Photo

Baptism performed in the parish of Sutton Cum Seaford in the County of Sussex.
Register entry no, 768
Date of birth, October 1st 1910
Date of baptism, July 21st 1917
Father's Christian names & surname, Henry Raymond WANSEY
Mother's Christian names & surname, Beatrice Margaretta WANSEY
Address, 8, Esplanade, Seaford, Sussex.
Father's occupation, Schoolmaster
Godparents, Not recorded.
Officiating minister, FD GREMER, Vicar.
Certified to be a true copy of an entry in the register of the said parish, by me Michael R THOMPSON - Vicar of Seaford.
Date 20 / 11 / 90

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

1917 Olive WANSEY Photo

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

Circa 1913 [Assuming Chris to be 3 yrs and Mary to be 4 yrs old]
Henry Raymond & Beatrice Margaretta's children
Paul, John, Peter, Mary & Chris WANSEY

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

The WANSEY family back in England.

1913 Olive WANSEY Photo
Darlington Monthly Meeting.
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.

Circa 1912
Henry Raymond WANSEY

Hand written by HRW "Outside the Ashio Mission Church"

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1912
Henry Raymond WANSEY

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

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1912
Henry Raymond WANSEY

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo
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.

Circa 1912
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
"Self and family with Suzuki San Priest of the Temple in Nikko.

1912 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1912
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


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.

Circa 1911
Henry Raymond WANSEY

The Mission Church

1911 Olive WANSEY Photo

Circa 1911
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

[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

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

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

1911 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo

[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
Birth within the District of the British Consulate General at Yokohama
No. 712
When and where, October First 1910, 2251 Shikencho, Nikko
Joseph Raymond / Boy
Name of father, Henry Raymond WANSEY
Name of mother, Beatrice Margaretta NOTTIDGE
Occupation of father, Missionary
Description of informant, Letter from Rev. H. R. WANSEY, Father of child dated April 4th 1911.
When registered, April 11th 1911
Thomas HARRINGTON, Vice Consul.

Circa 1910 [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

Circa 1910 [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

Circa 1910 [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

Circa 1910
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."

[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
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

Peter, John & Paul WANSEY

1910 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
Booklet 'God Moves in a Mysterious Way'
Written by David Shillitoe, International Miners Mission, 5 Old Rectory Court, 61 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BL England
Chapters 3 & 4 cover Henry Raymond & Beatrice WANSEY's 1904-1913 missionary work in Japan

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

The house where Henry & Beatrice 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

Written by Henry Raymond WANSEY in 1925:
ARTHUR HENRY WANSEY b.1827. d. 18th October 1902. (74)
Arthur Henry Wansey, my dear father, left Sambourne House at Warminster and built a new Sambourne, on the edge of the Clifton Downs by the "Sea Walls", at Stoke Bishop, Bristol.
In 1862 (34) he married Blanche Wellsted, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Alfred Oliver Wellsted, who was sometime Vicar of St. Jude's Church, Bristol, and afterwards Rector of Wakes Colne, Halstead, Essex.
Blanche was born 7th September 1843, and now lives with her youngest daughter, Margaret Raymond Wansey, an Artist, at 28 Cheyne Court, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. (Alfred Oliver Wellsted married Julia Anderson at St. John's, Margate).

Arthur Henry Wansey was Deputy Judge and Registrar of the Tolzey Court, Bristol, a Notary Public, Solicitor and Lawyer to Sir Greville Smyth. For sometime he was the President of the Bristol Incorporated Law Society. Like his father, Arthur Henry Wansey was all his life a Non-Conformist, and he supported the Unitarian interests. He was, very fond of shooting, of salmon and trout fishing, making fly fishing tours to Scotland, Ireland, the Wye Valley, and was a member of the Wylye Fishing Club. He also visited Italy, Egypt and the Upper Nile, Spain, France and Switzerland.

As he lived he died greatly beloved and greatly respected. In August 1848 he wrote:- “I am now 21, and during my happy childhood have received such care and affectionate treatment, that my character, such as it is, has been established for me; and I have had but few temptations. But now I become more answerable for the improvement of my talents and the realisation of those ideas, to which I have hitherto been taught to aspire. To whom much has been given, of him will much be required. As I wish to be a thinking man I must get out of the habit of speaking hastily and vaguely, and I must not indulge a spirit of opposition for' the sake of argument or showing superiority, and I must be careful to represent facts and people truthfully.
I must read more, constantly and systematically, and improve my knowledge of History, Geography and the Literature, Biography and Politics of my country. I must cultivate charity ln its broad sense, and I must be increasingly watchful and careful of my own character. I must fit myself for enlightened and genteel Society, and endeavour to become in feeling and deportment a true Gentleman. There is no end to improvement." H. H. W. August 1848.

Arthur Henry Wansey in after life fulfilled the hopes and aspirations of his youth; and his custom was, in his own home, every day of his life, to summon his household and staff of servants together, twice a day, and to himself read the Bible and read prayers to them, before breakfast and for the last thing at night. In August 1848 he composed and wrote out the following

[Page 37] prayer:- "I thank Thee Almighty Being for the manifold blessings which I enjoy - for health, for friends, for cheerfulness. May the memory of my advantages impress me with a sense of my duties and responsibilities, and may I bear in mind that the object of life is Improvement. May I pursue and prosper in my business so far as is necessary, remembering that it is the means not the end of life: but also the means of doing much good and conferring much happiness on others. May my pleasures be harmless and consist in making others happy. May I avoid all paltering with truth, be manly and fearless in the right cause; and in my dealings with others be temperate, just and charitable. Give me, I pray Thee, the power to exercise a sound judgment, to form good resolutions, and self denial that I may follow without hesitation the dictates of conscience.- And give me resignation and patience under all Thy dispensations'', and the greatest of all blessings - Contentment."

In an obituary newspaper notice we read:- “For over half a century the deceased practised in this City, and won for himself a high position, not only in the profession, but in the esteem of his fellow citizens. He was a man of commanding presence and looks, and his geniality and genuinely kindly nature gave him a delightful personality, which it was a pleasure to come in contact with, either in business matters or social duties. In 1860 the late Mr. Wansey became Registrar of the Tolzey Court; but before that his partner Mr. Henry Andrews Palmer, had held it for some years. Deceased took little part in political life of late years, although as far back as 1860 he occupied the presidential chair Of the Anchor Society.”

Mr. Henry Andrews Palmer was a very prominent citizen who took a deep interest in the advancement of Science and Art, in the City of Bristol. He was A.H.W's brother in law as well as his partner in business. The Bristol Mercury of October 19th, 1901, spoke of Wansey being "a man, of courtly grace" and adds – “While he was naturally of a most retiring disposition and never coveting public life, either in politics or municipal life, he was distinguished by an old-time courtesy which impressed itself upon all who had dealings with him. This courtly grace distinguished Mr. Wansey in all relations of life, and either in business or social circles, he gave an added pleasure to those who had the acquaintanoe of his friendship."

Arthur Henry and Blanche Wansay' s children were:-

  1. Edith Elizabeth Wansey. Married John William Rose who is a London solicitor. His offices are at 9, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W. and their home address is Kingswear, Heath Drive, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. They have two children (i) Arthur Raymond Rose and (ii) Violet Rose.
  2. Arthur Alfred Wansey. Was educated at Marlborough College, and having passed his lawyer's examinations became a partner in his father's office in Baldwin Street, Bristol. He died 1892.
  3. Blanche Wellsted Wansey. Married Cecil Henry St. Leger Russell, formerly scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, and afterwards Sixth Form Master at Clifton College. Harley Raymond their son was At Magdalen College, Oxford, but fell in the battle of Loos, 1915, in the Great War.
  4. Hester Marian Wansey. Married Rev. C. P. Wilson, formerly Master at Clifton College, afterwards Vicar of Wesste, Manchester, of St. Agnes' Bristol, Vicar of Fishponds Bristol and now Canon of Bristol and Vicar of St. Nicholas
  5. Florence Wansey. Married Ralph Thompson M.D. a London surgeon and lives at 45, Queen Anne Street, W16.
  6. Margaret Raymond Wansey. Lives with her mother at 28 Cheyne Court, Chelsea, and is an Artist.
  7. Henry Raymond Wansey born 16 0ct.1872
  8. Hugo de Waunci Wansey born 23 Jan1876 died 1877 1 year 2 months.
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.

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

Circa 1899
Henry Raymond WANSEY and sisters and father?
There is no record of the people in the photo, with nothing written on the back or on the page. Henry Raymond is seated. The two ladies are probably Henry Raymond's unmarried sisters Margaret & Florence. Margaret would be 27 yrs and Florence would be 29 yrs. Florence married when she was 36 yrs to Arthur Ralph THOPSON in 1906. Margaret remained unmarried and was later an artist who lived in Kensington.
If the standing man is Henry Raymond's father Arthur Henry he would be 72 yrs. He died 18th Oct 1902.

1899 Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Circa 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

Circa 1894 (Assuming Henry Raymond WANSEY 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

Circa 1894
Henry Raymond WANSEY presuming 20 years old

1893 Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

March 1894
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 20 years old
Hand-written on back:
"Raymond Oxford March 1894"

1894   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Circa 1893
H E WHATELY, presumably a friend of Henry Raymond.
Hand-written on photo
"Yours in HIM, H.E. Whately, Rom XV 13"

English Standard Edition Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

1893 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photos

December 1893
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 20 years old
Hand-written on back:
"HRW Dec 1893"

1893   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Sep 1893
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 20 years old
Hand-written on back:
"Ray, as he went to Mrs Albert Brasseys ball at Heythrop Feb 1893"
Printed on back:
Gillman & Co
Artists & Photographers, 107, St Aldates, Oxford.

1893   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Sep 1892
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 19 years old
Written on back:
"HRW June 1892"

1892   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Circa 1892
There is no record of the couple in the photo, with nothing written on the back or on the page.
Probably Arthur Henry WANSEY and his wife Blanche WANSEY nee WELLSTED.
In 1992 Arthur would be 65 yrs and Blanche would be 48 yrs.

1892 Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

28th July 1892
There is no record of the people in the photo. However the three standing ladies all look similar so are possibly HR WANSEY's sisters Margaret, Florence, Hester and the seated lady in black could possibly be his mother Blanche WANSEY nee WELLSTED, she would be 48 years.
Also unknown lady in light blouse and unknown bearded man wearing hat.

Hand-written on back: "Taken Ray 28th July 1892"
Printed on back: Villiers & Quick, 42, Park St, Bristol

Henry Raymond had one older brother, Arthur Alfred and five older sisters, Margaret Raymond bn 1872, Florence bn 1870, Hester Marion bn 1869, Blanche Wellsted bn 1867 and Edith Elizabeth bn 1864.
In 1892 Blanche Wellsted and Edith Elizabeth were both already married, Blanche in 1890 to Cecil Henry St. Leger RUSSELL and Edith in 1888 to John William ROSE.

1892   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Sep 1891
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 18 years old
Written on back:
"Ray Sept 1891"

1891   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Henry Raymond WANSEY with a cricket team.

1893 Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Henry Raymond WANSEY with a cricket team.
Lightly written in pencil on the same page as the photo:
"CC XI 1891"

1891 Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo
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.

Sep 1888
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 15 years old
Written on back:
"Sept 1888 Taken by a school fellow."

1888   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Circa 1887
Presuming HRW to be 14 years old
Henry Raymond WANSEY
W,H. Midwinter & Co, Photographers 48, Park St, Bristol.

1887   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

Circa 1886
Presuming HRW to be 13 years old
Henry Raymond WANSEY

1886   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

July 1885
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 12 years old
Written on back:
"Henry Raymond Wansey July 1885
Photographers Royal Villiers & Quick 52 Park Street, Bristol."

1885   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo
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.

May 1880
Florence WANSEY and her brother Henry Raymond
Written on back:
"Floss & Raymond May 1880
Floss 10 years 1 month Raymond 6 years 9 months
Minture Painters and Photographers 59, White Ladies Road, Clifton

1880   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

May 1878
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 4 years 7 months old
Written on back:
"HRW May 78 4 years 7 months
Studio photo taken at James FISHER 59, White Ladies Road, Clifton, Bristol.

1878   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

May 1878
Henry Raymond WANSEY - 4 years 7 months old
Written on back:
"HRW 4 years 7 months May 1878
Studio photo taken at James FISHER 59, White Ladies Road, Clifton, Bristol.

1878   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

May 1875
Blanche WANSEY nee WELLSTED with her son Henry Raymond WANSEY born 16th Oct 1873
Blanche WANSEY - 32 years old
Written on back:
"Henry Raymond Wansey 19 months taken May 12th / 75"
Studio photo taken at James FISHER 59, White Ladies Road, Clifton, Bristol.

1875   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo

May 1875
Blanche WANSEY nee WELLSTED with her son Henry Raymond WANSEY born 16th Oct 1873
Blanche WANSEY - 32 years old
Written on back:
"Henry Raymond Wansey 18 months May 1875"
Studio photo taken at James FISHER 59, White Ladies Road, Clifton, Bristol.

1875   Patricia GOVE nee ROSE Photo


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.

Circa 1872 [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.

Further Notes:
Henry Andrews PALMER married Margaret WANSEY (Bn 1808 Dd 1839) on the 25th July 1835 att Saint Denys, Warminster. They had one known child, Emily E. PALMER (Bn 22nd Jan 1837)
Emily E. PALMER married Rev John Meek CLARK in 1865 at Clifton, Gloucestershire. They had three children Margaret, Marian & Basil.

Olive WANSEY Photo

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”.

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.

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.

Mortgage between Arthur Henry WANSEY & Richard GOSSELETT


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.

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.

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

1842 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Photo
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

Circa 1835 [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

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

1835 Mary-Joy BARNETT nee WANSEY Painting

Circa 1812
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
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
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

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

Circa 1798 [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

[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