I have turned once more to Rousham.
From 1770, when William Perrin married Sarah House at Chastleton, until his son John died in 1847, two generations were settled at Rousham; a period of nearly 80 years that spanned the introduction in 1837 of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths and in 1841 of the first census. Although John was the last Perrin by name to live at Rousham, his youngest daughter Sarah, who had married the local shepherd Charles Day in 1847, lived there until she died in 1874.
This evening I thought to take a look, again, at the tree of Graham Franklin Phillips. To my great sadness, I found that Graham had died in 2008, when his motorcycle hit a deer on Highway 1 just north of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, when on a short day trip on Sunday, July 13. He died instantly.
It was a while since he and I had emailed each other, Martha Ann Franklin our common ancestral link. What I did find, and what I urge you to read, is an account of Graham’s life, written and posted perhaps by his wife Fern. What a remarkable man! What a great life!
Edward John Bishop Perrin was born at Silverstone, Northamptonshire in 1854, the eldest son of William Perrin and Catherine Bishop, my great-great-grandparents. He served in the Army Hospital Corps and died in 1878, aged about 24,of wounds, it was later said, received in the Ashanti War of 1873-74.
Prompted by not very much at all, I thought I might take another look for Sarah Howse. Several hours of research yielded very little that was new. William Perrin married Sarah Howse in January 1770 but that is almost all we know of my 4x-great-grandmother. Continue reading
Prompted by the recent Comment post from Tommy Boone, I’ve been taking a look again at Catherine W Bishop and begun uploading fresh data: her parents and grandparents, and will add sublings shortly.