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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
    • Mr. W. BEST, Plymouth.
      The funeral of Mr. William BEST, of Woodville, Mannamead, Plymouth, took place yesterday. A service at Emmanuel Church, Compton, by Rev. R. Carnegie Knox, preceded the interment at Efford Cemetery. The mourners were the widow (Mrs. BEST), Mr. C. BEST (son), Mr. J. BEST and Mrs BEST (brother and daughter in law), Mr. HAMPSHIRE, Mrs. PENWARNE, Mr. SELLICK, Mr. BUSHNELL, and Mr. ALEXANDER.

      Also present were Mr. and Mrs. W. J. WHEELER, Miss H. H. LILLICRAP, Mr. C. E. LILLICRAP, Mr. A. E. MARSHALL, Mr. J. BORROW, Mr. P. H. SMITH, Mr. W. Aubry FOX, Mr. and Mrs A. E. SPARROW and Mr. G. CALLICOTT.


      Published in the Western Morning News, 14 May 1931.
    Person ID I325  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2018 

    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.
    Address 1861  [7
    Higher Bore St., Bodmin, Cornwall 
    • Living right beside them was Judith's mother, Caroline MANNELL, and her brother, William J. MANNELL.
    Address 1864  [3
    Borough Bounds, Bodmin, Cornwall 
    • Address at the baptism of their son, William, on 12 June 1864.
    Address 1871  [8
    Bodmin, Cornwall 
    Address 1881  [9
    Pool St., Bodmin, Cornwall 
    Address 1891  [10
    79 Old Town St., Fourcastles, Plymouth Charles, Devon 
    Address 1901  [11
    3 Sutton Court, Plymouth, Devon 
    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, 12
    • 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?. [12]
    Address 1891  [10
    9 Judes Place, Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1901  [11
    62 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1906  [13
    27 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1911  [14
    27 Beaumont Road, Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1915  [15
    27 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    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 14 Nov 2018 
    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) 
    Address 1920  [1
    Woodville, Mannamead Ave, Plymouth 
    • Woodville was William BEST's address when he married Elizabeth FARLEY; they lived their married lives there.
    Married 24 Dec 1920  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 16
    • 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. [16]
    Photos
    Woodville, Mannamead Ave., Plymouth, England
    Woodville, Mannamead Ave., Plymouth, England
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2018 
    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. [S36] Census of England, 1861.

    8. [S144] Census of England, 1871.

    9. [S71] Census of England, 1881.

    10. [S193] Census of England, 1891.

    11. [S120] Census of England, 1901.

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

    13. [S165] Post Office Directory of Plymouth, Devonport, Stonehouse, 1906-7, (scanned original at http: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com).

    14. [S579] Census of England, 1911, (1 April 1911).

    15. [S166] Post Office Directory 1915, (Scanned original online online at http: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com).

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


  

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