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Cyril William BEST

Male 1895 - 1971  (75 years)


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  • Name Cyril William BEST  [1
    Born 28 Apr 1895  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Address 1971  [3
    Barley Lane, Exeter, Devon 
    Died 31 Jan 1971  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I1899  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2022 

    Father William BEST,   b. 13 May 1864, Bodmin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1931, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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  [1, 5
    • 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?. [5]
    Address 1891  [6
    9 Judes Place, Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1901  [7
    62 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1906  [8
    27 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1911  [9
    27 Beaumont Road, Plymouth, Devon 
    Address 1915  [10
    27 Beaumont St., Plymouth, Devon 
    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.
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy MILLER,   b. 12 Sep 1894, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1970, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1920  St. Jude's Church, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 11
    • Cyril William BEST married Dorothy MILLER on 12 October 1920; Plymouth, St. Jude.

      Wedding
      BEST - MILLER AT PLYMOUTH
      A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Jude's Church, Plymouth, yesterday, Rev. J. W. Sturdy, B.A., vicar of [ ? ] officiating, between Mr. Cyril W. BEST (elder son of Mr. W. BEST, Woodville, Mannamead) and Miss Dorothy MILLER, daughter of Mr. H. MILLER, a member of Plymouth Board of Guardians). The bride was dressed in ivory crepe-de-chene trimmed with pearls, and a veil trimmed with white heather and orange blossom. She was given away by her father, and was attended by two bridesmaids, her sister, Miss P. MILLER, and Miss M. BEST, cousin of the bridegroom, who were attired in dresses of powder blue crepe-de-soie, and carried shower bouquets. Mr. Beedell? was best man, and Mr. T. W. Lugar officiated at the organ. The honeymoon is being spent in London, the bride travelling in a grey costume and a brick velvet hat. The presents included a timepiece from the staff of Lloyds Bank, Totnes, a silver cake basket from the members of the Eliot Lodge, Good Templars, and a trinket set from the Railway Safeguard Lodge, Good Templars. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridemaids dress rings. The present of the bride to the bridegroom was a silver cigarette case.
      Published in Western Morning News, 13 October 1920.

      Silver Wedding.
      BEST - MILLER. On Oct. 12, 1920, at St. Jude's Church, Plymouth, by the Rev. J. W. Sturdy, Cyril W. BEST to Dorothy MILLER. Prsent address: Brook.... , Buckfastleigh.
      Western Morning News, published 12 October 1945. [4, 11]
    Address 1939  [2
    "Brook Lea", Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon 
    Address 1945  [4
    Brook-?, Buckfastleigh, Devon 
    • Address in the newspaper report of their silver wedding anniversary on 12 October 1945.
    Address 1947  [4
    Brook-lea, Buckfastleigh, Devon 
    • Address at the time of the engagement announcement of their daughter, Phyllis, on 25 September 1947.
    Children 
     1. Cyril David BEST,   b. 15 Aug 1921, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1978, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Phyllis Mary BEST,   b. 1925, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Photos
    Brooklea
    Brooklea
    Home of Cyril and Dorothy Best for many years.
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    2. [S1201] 1939 Register, (Created 29 September 1939).

    3. [S773] Probate of Will / or Administration (without a will).

    4. [S217] Newspaper.

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

    6. [S193] Census of England, 1891 (5 April 1891).

    7. [S120] Census of England, 1901.

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

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

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

    11. [S242] Devon Family History Society.