Personal information about Anne Hemsted

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Anne Hemsted
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   02 August 1876
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 140
Record number: 3517
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. J Leslie Randall, Rector.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  28 July 1876
  Vault covered with a large flat stone flush with ground.
  Sandstone Engraved
  Flat stone, top of vault: In Memory of / Eliza, Relict of the Rev. May Ellis / Rector of Ickford, Bucks. / died May 6th.1864 aged 56 years / Also Sarah, Relict of Rev. John Charles Townsend / of Newbury, Berks. / died May 10th. 1868 aged 88 years. / Also Charlotte, wife of / Lieutenant Edward Hemsted / 109th. Regiment / died December 22nd. 1868 aged 24 years. / Also of Ellen, wife of / John Whitelock, Esq. / of Owosso, Michigan, U.S.A. / died March 14th. 1870 aged 39 years. / Also Charles Hemsted / of Newbury. / died August 3rd. 1870 aged 36 years. / Also Anne, wife of Stephen Hemsted, Esq., / of Newbury, Berks. / died July 28th. 1876 aged 70 years / and was buried next to this vault on the North side. / Also Anne, wife of W.S.H. May, Esq., died March 1st.1883 aged 37 years. / Buried at Brockley Cemetery / Also Stephen Hemsted of Newbury / died April 10th. 1885 aged 82 years. / Buried on the North side of this vault. //
  Good but easily covered by grass. Lichen over MI in places but can be read.
  ChNW12 page 93
    The Townsend/Ellis/Hemsted family lived in Bartholomew St., Newbury. See website for obits of Eliza Ellis & her mother, Sarah Townsend. Both wives of vicars. Eliza was the wife of the Vicar of Ickford, Bucks., Rev William May Ellis, MA Christ Church, Oxon, who predeceased her. Charlotte Hemsted was the d of Henry Bursey, surgeon & general practitioner in Southwark, (buried elsewhere in NRC but grave not recorded by Mrs P.), & first wife of Lt. Col. Edward Hemsted, son of Anne & Stephen Hemsted snr., Edward is buried in St Peter's, Drayton nr Abingdon. Ellen Whitelock was daughter of Stephen & Anne Hemsted. Charles Hemsted, Ellen's brother, was a Midshipman, RN & 2nd Mate, Merchant Navy. Anne Hemsted, mother to Ellen & Charles, was the d. of Sarah & J.C.Townsend and wife of Stephen MA Oxon, MRCS, JP, surgeon, of Bartholomew St., Newbury, left £9000 to son Stephen Hemsted. She bequeathed land for the building of a meeting room for St George's, Wash Common (see FNRC website). Stephen Hemsted snr. graduated from St John's College, Oxon in 1852. Both Anne & Stephen are buried by the North side of the vault. Anne May was d. of Anne & Stephen Townsend, wife of William Simonds Higgs May, farmer, landowner & gentleman of Reading. Sources: Mrs Pattinson's records were corrected or confirmed by further inspection of the grave & by using records on ancestry uk. The place name Owosso was confirmed using Google. Anne May's burial is recorded at Brockley Cemetery
  01 November 2017
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Charlotte HEMSTED
Charles  HEMSTED
Anne MAY



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Ann Hemsted
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    03 December 1876
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury



ANNE HEMSTED                                                                     3rd December 1876  


          Divine services were held for the first time on this day, a Sunday, in a newly erected room on Wash Common. The building was designed by Mr. J.H. Money and on this day was filled with over 50 people who were later addressed by the Reverend H.T. Morgan who noted the benefit of such a building to what he described as a distant part of the community. The building was erected on a site given by the late Mrs. Hemsted with most of the funds being provided by Mr. and Mrs. Charteris.

Previous to this building the only other place of worship in the immediate area was a Primitive Methodist Chapel. From this day on divine service was planned to take place every Sunday at 3.30pm.


Reading Mercury


Mrs Hemsted (Anne) aged 70

Buried 2 August 1876 Bk 140 no. 3517


From “Newbury 365” by Dr. Nick Young ISBN 978-1-326-20841-7:2015

Reproduced by kind permission of the Author.

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Anne Hemsted
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    05 August 1876
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury




HEMSTED.—On the 28th ult., at Newbury, Anne, wife of Stephen Hemsted, Esq., aged 70.

Mrs. P. in Ch NW 12

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Anne Hemsted
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    18 April 1885
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury


 Property Sale at Speen. —Mr. S. W. Ryott, auctioneer, brought to the hammer, on the 11th inst., some property at Speen, which realised good prices. The property consisted of Alma Cottage, with garden and tenement adjoining, rented twenty guineas per annum. This realised £435. 
Lot 2 was piece of land adjoining, one rood seven poles, which reached the high figures of £290, or the rate of £988 per acre. Messrs Mecey and Son, of Thatcham, were the solicitors. The property belonged to the Hemsted family and was sold by instruction of the executors of the late Mrs. Hemsted. 
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Anne Hemsted
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    03 August 1876
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News


It is with regret we announce of this lady, who died at her residence, Bartholomew-street on the 28th inst., in the 70th year of her age. There are many to whom the claims of birth and long association with a particular neighbourhood may seem ideal, genealogies tedious. and gentility not of the blood, but of the individual: we will therefore not introduce the common-place eulogiums sometimes too uniform in obituary notices; but it is sufficient to mention that the late Mrs. Hemsted and her family have been long associated with the town of Newbury, and, possessed of considerable property in the neighbourhood.
Not to speak of the deceased lady's many acts of public generosity, we need only record that in the death of Mrs. Hemsted the poor of Newbury have lost a steady friend not easily replaced; the Church a faithful and consistent supporter; and the needy a compassionate and liberal benefactress.
The funeral took place yesterday at the cemetery, and was attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends, and according to express desire the body was interred in on ordinary grave, without much of the usual show and circumstance frequently attendant on these melancholy occasions.
Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser - Thursday 03 August 1876
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