Personal information about Henrietta Louisa Majendie Palmer

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Henrietta Louisa Majendie Palmer
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   03 September 1920
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   3 Belvedere Drive, Newtown Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 045
Record number: 9954
Official at burial:
   A.G.P. Baines
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  Henrietta Louisa Majendie PALMER
  29 August 1920
  Cross on 3 tiered base; 4 kerbstones. Scroll.
  Limestone Letters
  Top tier of base, east face: In / Loving Memory / of // Middle tier of base, east face: Annie Elizabeth Palmer / born March 10th 1838 /died July 1st. 1914 / "Blessed are the meek." 5 Ch: St Mat. 5 // Outer facing slope, east kerbstone: Also of James Palmer (Lay reader) / died 17th June 1918 / Monday Evening / aged 85 years. / "It shall be well with them that fear God." // Scroll: Also of / Henrietta Louisa / Majendie Palmer / died 29th. Aug. 1920 / aged 82 / "Truly my soul waiteth / upon God: from Him cometh my salvation." //
  Good. Some metal letters missing on scroll
    James was born at Weston Farm, Welford, Berks, 650 or so acres employing 35 labourers. He lived on the farm as a farmer until his marriage in 1874 to Henrietta, daughter of the Vicar of Speenhamland, Rev Meakin, in 1874 when he was 41. He later became a teacher and Licesnsed Lay Reader at St John's church. The family was brought up first at Castle Houses, Speen then at 2, then 3, Belvedere Drive, Newtown Rd, Newbury. In the 1911 census he was described as suffering from nerves & head not strong & supplemented his income with boarders, including his spinster sister, Annie (Anne) Elizabeth, who also lived on the farm until she moved in with James' family at Speen and Belvedere. He left £2000+ to Arthur Gray Palmer, son, photographer. Henrietta is the daughter of Rev John Alexander Deverell Meakin, vicar of St Mary's, Speen,Berkshire and Elizabeth Withers of Baydon, Wilts who died when her children were very young. Henrietta's first stepmother died while she was still young and her father married again in 1847. She did not work outside the home. She is recorded in 1911 as having had melancholia for 7 years. Two of her sisters, also bereaved as young children, died in Asylum, one in the Warneford, Oxford, the other in Carlisle. In the 1911 census Annie Elizabeth was recorded as suffering paralysis and Arthur Gray had suffered infantile paralysis. The family always were supported by servants.S ource: Ancestry records.
  01 November 2017
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Annie Elizabeth PALMER



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Henrietta Louisa Majendie Palmer
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    09 September 1920
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




The late Mrs James Palmer

The death occurred on Sunday morning, August 29th,of the widow of the late Mr James Palmer, of 3 Belvedere Drive, Newtown Road, for many years ab invalid.  No doubt many of the older inhabitants of Newbury will remember that the deceased was a daughter of the Rev. J A D Meakin, M.A., (of St John’s College, Cambridge), who for 39 years was curate of St Mary’s Speen ,and late vicar of St Mary’s, Speenhamland.  The funeral took place on Friday, the service being held in St John’s Church.  The coffin was of polished oak with brass fittings and inscribed “Henrietta Louisa Majendie Palmer, aged  82 years” and was placed ibn the vault with her husband and sister-in-law, in Newbury Cemetery.  The Rev. A G P Baines officiated.

The mourners were Mr and Mrs John Palmer (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs E Chapman (daughter and son-in-law), Mr A G Palmer (son), Miss M and Miss P Palmer (cousins, of Reading), and Miss M and Miss D Wells of Belvedere Drive), Mr and Mrs Harry D Wells of Cranleigh, were unable to be present.  A beautiful large cross was sent by all the children, other floral tributes were sent by Mrs C Hooper, “Shamrock” Chesterfield Road (sister-in-law and cousin),Mrs James Waldron, of the Lawn, Speen, Mrs W Keep and the Misses Keep “Southwood”, Newtown Road, Mr and Mrs E Wells and the Misses Wells, 2 Belvedere, Marion Chapman, King and Audrey Palmer, Gladys and Teddy Wells (grandchildren), and Mr A B Bland “Woodcote”, Newbury

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