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        Stephen & Maria's 6th child and 3rd daughter, Honor, was baptised at St Mary's Church, Burwell
        on 24 March 1822.

        On 11 May 1843, at the same church, she married John DAWSON, widower, of Exning, near Newmarket.  
        Her brother, Emmanuel Palmer was a witness on the marriage certificate; her father, Stephen, is listed as 
        Pensioner, Chelsea Hospital.

        John & Honor had at least 5 children:
Philip born 1844 in Exning, Suffolk.
Delphina born 1846 in St Ives, Hunts.
Henry born 1848 in St Ives, Hunts.
**Maria born 1850, St. Ives died 1850.
William born 1852 in St Ives, Hunts
Mary Anne born 1852, St. Ives died 1873, St. Ives
** still to be verified On the 1851 England Census, we find John & Honor in St. Ives, Huntingdon with their young family: Dwelling: Greens Yard Census Place: St. Ives, Huntingdonshire Source: PRO Ref HO107/Piece 1749 /Folio 554/Pg 32
554/117 John DAWSON Head M 31 Carpenter Journeyman Swaffham, Cambridgeshire
. Honor DAWSON Wf M 28 . Swaffham, Cambs
. Philip DAWSON Son S 7 Scholar Exning, Suffolk
. Delphener DAWSON Daughter S 5 Scholar Swaffham, Cambs
. Henry DAWSON Son S 3 . St. Ives, Hunts
My thanks to Jan Robb, in New Zealand, who found this reference for me. By the time of her father's death in February 1865, Honor [aged 43] was a widow, John having died in 1852. She, along with her youngest brother Louis, were executors of their father's will. On the 1861 England Census, Dwelling: 4 Meetings Lane Census Place: St. Ives, Huntingdonshire Source: PRO Ref RG09 / Piece 979 / Folio 35 / Pg 30
35/151 Honoria DAWSON Head Widow 39 Seamstress Cambridgeshire
. William DAWSON Son S 9 Scholar St. Ives, Hunts.
. Mary Anne DAWSON daughter S 8 Scholar. St. Ives, Hunts
Philip, aged 18, was in an Army Barracks in Chatham, Kent, with the rank of Private; Delphener, aged 15, was working as a servant for a Professor of Music Arthur D. Holloway, in St. Ives, and Henry, aged 13 was with his Uncle & Aunt, Louis & Amelia PALMER at Ramsey. By the 1871 England Census, we have a completely different story - Honor has remarried: Dwelling: [?] Pirks or Pecks Yard Census Place: St. Ives, Huntingdonshire Source: PRO Ref RG10/Piece 1531/ Folio 10/ Pg 13
10/64. Samuel NEWMAN Head M 65 Cordwainer St. Ives, Hunts
. Honor NEWMAN Wife M 49 Seamstress Burwell, Cambs.
. Philip DAWSON Step-son S 29 Carpenter St. Ives, Hunts.
. Mary Anne DAWSON Step-daughter S 18 Seamstress Exning, Suffolk
. Edith Annie NEWMAN Grand-daughter S 2 . Lower Lemington, Lambeth
It was on finding this record during one of's freebies, that I was able to trace Honor & Samuel's marriage in 1867 - in Marylebone, London! Honor NEWMAN died in 1883 in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire - I can only assume she is also buried there.
From Unather D. Palmer, Tasmania to Jean Matthews - Nov 11, 1983 - By chance on the back of the copy of this will you have written that Honor DAWSON lived at St. Ives. This has solved a puzzle for me which I had forgotten. About 1935, my mother used to travel around giving demonstrations of canework, baskets, chairs, trays etc., to the Women's Institutes & Mother's Union. One day she told me that she had met a lady at St Ives, a school teacher (or her husband) whose family had the same PALMER christian names........." Well, it seems I've found them!
Honor's Siblings: ................ Honor & John's children:
Stephen Philip
Henry Delphina
Mary Henry
Emmanuel & Susannah William
William & Burwell PALMERs in Lancashire Mary Anne
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This page created January 2002 & amended/updated 13:30 03/11/2013