Mary Margaret Bowditch

Female 1907 - 1996  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary Margaret Bowditch 
    Born 19 Nov 1907  Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Hazel Farm 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 29 Dec 1907  Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Age: 3y 
    • Living with her Grandparents, William and Sarah Bowditch.
    Occupation Between 1922 and 1930  Golders Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Housemaid 
    • Young Mollie was sent to London to work in a "Big" house when she was 14.
    Confirmation 26 May 1922  Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Between 1929 and 1931  Golders Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Address:
    31 The Ridgeway 
    • The Electoral Register for 1929, shows Molly living with Robert Ernest and Edith Sarah Smith. In 1911 the Smiths had been living in 38 St Gabriels Rd, Blomesbury, Cricklewood, and Robert was shown as an Umbrella manufacturer, tracing him back he was the son of James Smith, an Umbrella and Walking Stick manufacturer originally born in Bloomsbury, who in 1881 was living in a Farm house on Milkwood Farm, in Woodford Essex. Robert died in Golders Green on the 14 April 1930, he died at Hayes Cresent Nursing home, but his addresses were given as 31 The Ridgeway and 53 New Oxford Street, as of 2014 "James Smith & Sons" still operates from the same premisies on New Oxford Street and it probably looks much as it did in 1929. Robert left over fiften thousand pounds in his will, around one million pounds today. The 1931 Electoral role still shows Molly in Golders Green with Edith along with Kathleen Edith and Marjorie Evelyn Swinstead-Smith (her daughters), but by 1932 they have a new servant, so it would seem Molly had returned home or on to another job. The Probate for Edith Sarah in 1951, sees her leaving £5227 18s 3d to Marjorie.
    31 The Ridgeway, Golders Green, London
    31 The Ridgeway, Golders Green, London
    Media Date: 2012
    Keywords: Picture
    James Smith and Sons Umbrellas (2)
    James Smith and Sons Umbrellas (2)
    Media Date: 2014
    James Smith and Sons Umbrellas 53 New Oxford Street
    James Smith and Sons Umbrellas 53 New Oxford Street
    Media Date: 2014
    Residence Between 1932 and 1934  Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • She returned to Dorset at about the same time as Jack came out of the Army, Alan believes staying with her parentson her return.
    Residence Between 21 Jan 1934 and 1936  Woolcombe, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Alan was born here.
    Residence Between 1936 and 1937  Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 15
    Address:
    Fortunes Wood Farm 
    Residence Between 1937 and 1939  Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Address:
    6 Dorchester Road 
    Census 29 Sep 1939  Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Address:
    40 Dorchester Road 
    Ancestor Count 32 
    Descendant Count 15 
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Unpaid Domestic Duties 
    Residence Between 1940 and 1943  Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Address:
    5 Folly Road 
    • Alan can remember hiding under the stairs when a German bomber dumped his bombs down the Dorchester road and blew out the glass on thier old house on Dorchester road. Jack built a shelter in the garden, but it was only a bit of tin with a thin grass covering.
    Residence Between 1941 and 1943  Yetminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 18
    Address:
    Melbury Road 
    Residence Between 1943 and 1946  Yetminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 18
    Address:
    Manor Farm 
    • They shared the main farm house with the farmer Frank Partridge and.his family. Alan can remember the horses were called Prince and Blackbird, and Frank had a Austin 10 car with a trialler which they used to ride in the kids and not the horses. Alan used to ride the horses down to the Blacksmiths when they needed shoeing and ride them back after school.

    Residence 1945  Woolcombe, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Rita was born here.
    Residence Between 1946 and 1947  Yeovil, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 19
    Address:
    2 Swing Gate Cottages, Newton Hill, BA20 2RZ 

    Residence Between 1947 and 1947  Hinton Saint George, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 20
    Address:
    Hinton Park Farm 
    • The house was in a remote area, quite a long way from the village, Alan once opened as someone was knocking to discover a cow who poked her head in to see what was about.
    Residence Between 1947 and 1963  Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 21
    Address:
    5 Marrs Cross 
    Residence Between 1963 and 1965  Brympton D'Evercy, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 22, 23
    Address:
    2 Highleaze Cottages 
    • On the right as just before you reach the Brympton House turning, coming from Yeovil. Newpaper for Rita's wedding gives the address as 3 Houndstone Cottages.
    Residence Between 1965 and Feb 1984  Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 24
    Address:
    No 4 
    Misc 20 Jan 1984  Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Address:
    • Jack and Mollie celebrated their Golden wedding with a gathering of both children and all the grandchildren.
    • Role: with
    Newspaper - Western Gazette - 1984 - Mullins Jack and Mollie Goldend Wedding
    Newspaper - Western Gazette - 1984 - Mullins Jack and Mollie Goldend Wedding
    Residence Between Feb 1984 and Oct 1992  Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 24
    Address:
    No 4 
    Residence Between Oct 1992 and Jul 1994  Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 26
    Address:
    4 North Street 
    • Molly moved to one of the houses owned by her grand daughter Jane's boss, Ian Hawkins.
    Residence Between Oct 1994 and 11 Nov 1996  Wincanton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 27
    Address:
    Suddon House Nursing & Residential Home, West Hill 
    • Once Mollies dementia got too bad for her family to cope, she moved to Suddon House, a specialist care home in Wincation, where she seemed happy, often helping with the dusting as she had done in her youth.
    _USED Molly 
    Died 11 Nov 1996  Wincanton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 28
    Address:
    Suddon House Nursing & Residential Home, West Hill 
    Buried 14 Nov 1996  Brympton D'Evercy, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 29
    Age: 66y 
    Address:
    St Nicholas Parish Church 
    Person ID I7  Taubman Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 

    Father John William Herbert Bowditch,   b. 10 Jan 1878, Stockwood, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1964, Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Judith Batten,   b. 25 Jun 1876, Farley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1959, Evershot, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1900  Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 30
    • The Mebury Estate, belongs to the Earls of Ilchester, the Fox Strangeways, who also own(ed) the lands around Farley and Pitton, so it's likely Judith met William while working in the household of the Ilchesters, but no proof has yet been found.
    Notes 
    • Judith was aged 24 and John was aged 23 and a laborer, both were living at Melbury Osmond. The marriage was witnessed by Henry Batten and Rosa Collin.
    Photos
    William and Judith Bowditch
    William and Judith Bowditch
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    William and Judith Bowditch
    William and Judith Bowditch
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    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Jack Mullins,   b. 25 Feb 1906, Holywell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1984, Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1934  Melbury Bubb, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [31, 32
    • Witness Role: Witness Name: S. Gregory?
      Witness Role: The signature is not clear on marriage certificate
    Children 
     1. A.H.H. Mullins
    Photos
    Newspaper - Western Gazette - 1984 - Mullins Jack and Mollie Goldend Wedding
    Newspaper - Western Gazette - 1984 - Mullins Jack and Mollie Goldend Wedding
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    Hazel Farm - 19 Nov 1907 - Melbury Sampford, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Dec 1907 - Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 3y - 2 Apr 1911 - Evershot, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Housemaid - Between 1922 and 1930 - Golders Green, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 26 May 1922 - Evershot, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    31 The Ridgeway - Between 1929 and 1931 - Golders Green, London, England
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1932 and 1934 - Evershot, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1934 - Melbury Bubb, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 21 Jan 1934 and 1936 - Woolcombe, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    Fortunes Wood Farm - Between 1936 and 1937 - Evershot, Dorset, England
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    6 Dorchester Road - Between 1937 and 1939 - Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England
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    40 Dorchester Road - 29 Sep 1939 - Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Unpaid Domestic Duties - 29 Sep 1939 - Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    5 Folly Road - Between 1940 and 1943 - Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England
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    Melbury Road - Between 1941 and 1943 - Yetminster, Dorset, England
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    Manor Farm - Between 1943 and 1946 - Yetminster, Dorset, England
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1945 - Woolcombe, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    2 Swing Gate Cottages, Newton Hill, BA20 2RZ - Between 1946 and 1947 - Yeovil, Somerset, England
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    Hinton Park Farm - Between 1947 and 1947 - Hinton Saint George, Somerset, England
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    5 Marrs Cross - Between 1947 and 1963 - Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, England
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    2 Highleaze Cottages - Between 1963 and 1965 - Brympton D'Evercy, Somerset, England
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    No 4 - Between 1965 and Feb 1984 - Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England
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    2 - 20 Jan 1984 - Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England
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    No 4 - Between Feb 1984 and Oct 1992 - Alvington, Yeovil, Somerset, England
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    4 North Street - Between Oct 1992 and Jul 1994 - Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster, Somerset
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    Suddon House Nursing & Residential Home, West Hill - Between Oct 1994 and 11 Nov 1996 - Wincanton, Somerset, England
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    Suddon House Nursing & Residential Home, West Hill - 11 Nov 1996 - Wincanton, Somerset, England
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Age: 66y - 14 Nov 1996 - Brympton D'Evercy, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary Margaret Bowditch : London Portrait
    Mary Margaret Bowditch : London Portrait
    Alan Mullins & Joyce Crabb Wedding
    Alan Mullins & Joyce Crabb Wedding
    Mullins Family Group Jane and Stephen Taubmans Wedding
    Mullins Family Group Jane and Stephen Taubmans Wedding
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Mollie Bowditch and Stella
    Mollie Bowditch and Stella
    Mary Margaret Bowditch : London Portrait
    Mary Margaret Bowditch : London Portrait
    Picture Note: Photographia, Golders Green, NW11
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Bowditch Children Group Photo
    Keywords: photos,Picture
    Mollie Bowditch and Stella
    Mollie Bowditch and Stella
    Picture Note: Back of photograph says "To Cissie with love from Mollie and Stella" and is stamped with the date.
    Media Date: 9 MAR 1927
    Keywords: Picture

  • Sources 
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    2. [S106] Birth Certificate : Mary Margaret Bowditch, 106.

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    5. [S324] Census 1911 Evershot, Dorset, England RG14/12/4/52, (RG14/12/4/52), 324.

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    7. [S483] London Electoral Register 1929 Hendon, 31 The Ridgeway.

    8. [S484] RG14 Piece: 7002 Schedule Number: 168 Tregarthen, 38 St Gabriels Rd, Brondesbury, Cricklewood NW Robert Ernest Smith.

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    30. [S38] Marriage Certificate : John William Herbert Bowditch & Judith Batten, 38.

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    32. [S6] Marriage Certificate : Jack Mullins and Molly Bowditch, 6.