Jessie Plenty

Author: Phil Wood
Date published: 21/11/2014
© Phil Wood

JESSIE PLENTY
 
Extract from the history of John and Mary Hamlin by Phil Wood 2011.  The full text of the article may be seen on their webpages.

John Hamlin married Mary Osland in 1868 (Q4), they had seven children: Florence Ada (Q2 1869), Charlotte Kate (11 Jul 1870), Jessie Adelaide (Q2 1872), Arthur Osland (Q1 1874), Herbert John (1875), Eveline (Evelyn) Maud (Q1 1877) and Ethel Marion (Q1 1878) who died when only 6 months old. Kate and Jessie are shown in the 1891 census as barmaids, obviously getting involved in the family business. Perhaps it was a pretty barmaid who caught the eye of Edward Pellew Plenty (III), scion of Newbury’s long established engineering firm, Plenty & Son. He and Jessie were married in St Nicolas’ Church, Newbury on 20 June in 1893 (PR); they died in 1949 (Edward) and 1957 (Jessie) and now lie together in the cemetery (Ch 4(A)) not far from her parents in the consecrated section, close to the path from the lodge gates to the chapel.

Sources:John and Mary Hamlin 2011

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