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William BEST

Male 1864 - 1931  (66 years)


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  • Name William BEST  [1
    Born 13 May 1864  Bodmin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 12 Jun 1864  Bodmin Parish Church, Bodmin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William, son of William and Judith BEST, abode Borough Bounds, Victualler and Sawyer. Baptized 12 June 1864; born 13 May 1864.
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1931  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • BEST: May 9th, at a Nursing Home, William BEST, of Woodville, Mannamead-avenue, Plymouth, beloved husband of Elizabeth BEST. Funeral service at Emmanuel Church, Wednesday, at Eleven a.m. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.
    Buried 13 May 1931  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I325  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2017 

    Father William Henry BEST,   b. Abt 1836, St. Stephens, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Judith MANNELL,   b. 4 Sep 1836, Bodmin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1909, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1860  Bodmin Parish Church, Bodmin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • William BEST, age 24, Bachelor, Carpenter, residing Bore St., son of Henry BEST (of Helland), Miller, married Judith MANNELO, age 23, Spinster, residing Bore St., daughter of James MANNELL (of Lanivet - deceased?), Mason. Married at the Parish Church of Bodmin, Cornwall, on 29 July 1860. Both signed the register. Witnesses: John POLWELO? (mark of), and John Power? SKINNER.
    Family ID F599  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jane Ann BUSHILL,   b. Abt 1867, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1890  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • William BEST, age 26, Bachelor, Timber merchant, residing 79 Old Town St., son of William BEST, Publican; married Jeanette BUSHILL, age 23, Spinster, residing 29 Queen St., daughter of William Wood BUSHILL, Hat manufacturer. Married on 30 August 1890 in the Parish Church, parish of St. Peter Plymouth, after Banns, by H. H. Leeper. Both signed. Witnesses: Hedley McDonald BUSHILL and Fredk. John? SELLACHE?. [7]
    Children 
     1. Ada Florence BEST,   b. 1891, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Plymouth Charles, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. Cyril William BEST,   b. 28 Apr 1895, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Oct 1945  (Age 50 years)
     3. Jack BEST,   b. 16 May 1901, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1977, Jenson Beach, Martin, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Photos
    27 Beaumont Road, Plymouth, Devon
    27 Beaumont Road, Plymouth, Devon
    Address of William Best's family in 1911
    Documents
    Marriage: Best and Bushill
    Marriage: Best and Bushill
    William Best first married Jeanette Bushill in Plymouth, Devon on 30 August 1890.
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth FARLEY,   b. 28 Mar 1877, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1970, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1920  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • William BEST, age 55, Widower, Works Manager, residing at Woodville, First Ave, Mannamead, Plymouth, son of William Henry BEST, Deceased, Timber merchant; and Elizabeth NOSWORTHY (formerly FARLEY, Spinster), age 43, formerly the wife of William Robert NOSWORTHY from whom she obtained a divorce, residing 3 Leigham Street, Plymouth, daughter of Walter Joseph FARLEY (Deceased), Jobmaster; married 24 December 1920. Married at the Register Office by licence before S. H. E. Sampson, Registrar, and E. F. Anthony, Superintendant Registrar. Witnesses: Alice M. TILBROOK and C. H. KING. [8]
    Photos
    Woodville, Mannamead Ave., Plymouth, England
    Woodville, Mannamead Ave., Plymouth, England
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Baptism: William Best
    Baptism: William Best
    William was baptized 12 June 1864 at Bodmin, Cornwall.
    Death and burial notice: William Best
    Death and burial notice: William Best
    Published in Western Morning News, 12 May 1931
    Newspaper: Claims notice for William Best
    Newspaper: Claims notice for William Best
    Will: William Best
    Will: William Best
    Published in Western Morning News, 1 July 1931.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Personal knowledge/recollection, Anne Brooks.

    2. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    3. [S855] Parish Register, Bodmin, Cornwall.

    4. [S178] Will.

    5. [S217] Newspaper.

    6. [S159] Index: International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Family History Library).

    7. [S1008] Parish Register, St. Peter Plymouth, Plymouth.

    8. [S74] Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage, General Register Office.


  

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