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Family of George CONGRAM and Martha MATTIN

Husband: George CONGRAM (1810?-1889)
Wife: Martha MATTIN (1812?-1893?)
Children: George CONGRAM (1843-1898)
John Mattin CONGRAM (1840- )
Thomas CONGRAM (1850?-1908?)
Thomas CONGRAM (1849?-1849?)
Sarah CONGRAM (1849-1849?)
Mary Elizabeth CONGRAM (1845?-1845)
Johanna CONGRAM (1849?-1849?)
Marriage 11 Mar 1839 The Parish Church, East Stonehouse

Husband: George CONGRAM

Name: George CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Father: George CONGRAM (1786?-1856)
Mother: Joanna LOOSEMORE (1780?-1857)
Birth 1810 (app) South Molton
Christening 25 Nov 1810 (age 0) South Molton
Occupation Sgt Royal Marine/Brickmaker
Service in Marines 1839 (app) (age 28-29)
Death 9 Mar 1889 (age 78-79) George Street, East Stonehouse

Wife: Martha MATTIN

Name: Martha MATTIN
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1812 (app) East Stonehouse
Death Mar 1893 (app) (age 80-81) East Sonehouse

Child 1: George CONGRAM

Name: George CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Louisa Bayley PURRINGTON (1847?- )
Occupation Marine /Commissioner
Birth 5 Aug 1843 George Street, East Stonehouse
Death 2 Feb 1898 (age 54) London Hospital

Child 2: John Mattin CONGRAM

Name: John Mattin CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth 8 Apr 1840 East Stonehouse

Child 3: Thomas CONGRAM

Name: Thomas CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth Dec 1850 (app) East Stonehouse
Occupation Marine
Death Mar 1908 (app) (age 57) East Stonehouse

Child 4: Thomas CONGRAM

Name: Thomas CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth 7 Apr 1849 (app) 41 Fore Street, East Sonehouse
Death 9 Apr 1849 (app) (age 0) 41 Fore Street, East Sonehouse

Child 5: Sarah CONGRAM

Name: Sarah CONGRAM
Sex: Female
Birth (1) 7 Apr 1849 41 Fore Street, East Stonehouse
Birth (2) Apr 1849 (app) East Stonehouse
Death 9 Apr 1849 (app) (age 0) 41 Fore Street, East Stonehouse

Additional Information

Death Cause: Premature death and deficient nutrition 3 days certified

Child 6: Mary Elizabeth CONGRAM

Name: Mary Elizabeth CONGRAM
Sex: Female
Birth Feb 1845 (app) East Stonehouse
Death 23 Mar 1845 (age 0) East Stonehouse

Child 7: Johanna CONGRAM

Name: Johanna CONGRAM
Sex: Female
Birth 6 Apr 1849 (app) 41 Fore Street, East Stonehouse
Death 9 Apr 1849 (app) (age 0) 41 Fore Street, East Stonehouse

Additional Information

Death Cause: Premature death and deficient nutrition

Note on Marriage

Marriage Certified in the Presence of Joanna Alger and John Lambareaux.

Note on Husband: George CONGRAM

Was named as John on Georges wedding certificate.

1840 Was living at George Street, East Stonehouse

1841 No Trace (not with family which is captured) most likely with Royal Marines.

1845 23 March was a Corporal in Marines living at No 13 West Street, East Stonehouse when daughter Mary Elizabeth died of Pnumonia

1849 7th April was a Segeant in the Royal Marines and was living at 41 Fore Street East Stonehouse when daughter Sarah was born at 8:45 Am

1851 No Trace (not with family but listed as a Royal Marine) Not in East Stonehouse Marine barracks or Hospital.

1861 Census shows George aged 50 a nurse at RNH and Naval Pensioner born South Molton and married

1871 census shows living with wife Martha at 39 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 60 Greenwich Pensioner born South Molton

1881 Census shows living with wife Martha at 29 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 70 a Greenwich Pensioner born South Molton.also lodging with them is Jane Pasco aged 37 a Cheesewoman from Tresco Cornwall and Mary Pasco aged 5 weeks born Plymouth

Note on Wife: Martha MATTIN

1841 census shows Martha Congram being with son John at 20 Baten Street, St Andrews Plymouth aged 30.

1849 7th April was living at 41 Fore Street, East Stonehouse when Sarah was born.

1851 census shows as Head living at 44 George Street, East Stonehouse as a wife of a Royal Marine she is aged 39 Born East Stonehouse with her are her sons John, George and Thomas.

1861 shows living with son Thomas at 19 George Street as a Pensioners wife aged 49 born Stonehouse

1871 Census shows living with husband George at 39 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 59 born East Stonehouse

1881 census shows living with husband George at 29 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 69 born East Stonehouse, also lodging with them is Jane Pasco aged 37 a Cheesewoman from Tresco Cornwall and Mary Pasco aged 5 weeks born Plymouth

1891 Census shows being at 29 George Street, East Stonehouse, on her own a widow living off her own means aged 79 born East Stonehouse

Note on Child 1: George CONGRAM

1851 census living with mother and brothers John and Thomas at 44 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 7 and a scholar. Mother Martha is listed as a wife of Royal Marine.

1861 census onboard HMS Exmouth a ninety gun vessel captained by James A Paynter that was in the Bay of Naples midnight 7/4/1861, he is listed as a Drummer aged 16 born East Stonehouse.

1871 census living with family at 39 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 27 a george Royal Mariner born East Stonehouse.

1881 census shows George as a Colour Sergeant of the Royal Marines aged 37 born East Stonehouse. At midnight Sunday 3 April 1881 he was onboard the Sloop H.M.S. Penguin under Commander Arthur L Paget situated at sea latitude 14.43 South Longitude 76.00 West in the Pacific.

1891 census shows living with wife Louisa B and children Mary, Ann and Martha at 71 Walacott Buildings Northumberland Street, Lambeth aged 47 born East Stonehouse A Publ fo a theatre.

Nick Lodges Notes. Copy of attestation for 15 years 2 months on 16.6.1858 describes George as 14 years 10 months previously employed as a labourer. Height 4'11 and a quarter, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, no scars or distinctive marks. Able to sign his name.

Joined 16/6/1858 as a drummer onboard HMS Exmouth.

On 14/10/1862 listed at HoQm.

On 3/6/1863 promoted to Private.

Wedding certificate 20/6/1864 lists him as Lance Corporal RM.

On 15/8/1864 listed at gcb.

On 3/6/1865 promoted to Corporal in 53 Company

Joined HMS Bristol 30/1/1867

Joined HMS Vindictine 1/5/1867

Joined HMS Dromedary 12/6/1867, re entered 1/7/1867

On 1/4/1868 was on SS Ascension Hospital

Rejoined HMS Dromdary 12/6/1869.

Was re attested 16/11/1869 as a Corporal.

On 1/3/1870 promoted to Sergeant

 

Bill Guests notes. George joined the 83rd Company of Royal Marines on 16th June 1858 as a drummer boy at the age of 14 years 10 months. His attestation details were 4ft 11 1/4 inches fresh complexion, grey eyes and drak brown hair. He served 24 years and 89 days although because of his early years was only awarded 21 years 28 days toward limited engagement . He made his way from drummer boy to Private on 3 June 1863 and from their to Corporal on 17th June 1865 then to Sergeant on 1st March 1870 and finally onto Colour Seargent on 22 Dec 1875 finally leaving on 12 Sept 1882. On leaving he lived in the Builder's Arms in George Street, East Stonehouse. He came out with 1.50 clothing allowance and 1.00 owed to him and proudly held a long service medal given to him on 15th August 1864, he also held 2 good conduct badges. His ships were H.M.S. Exmouth,

Note on Child 2: John Mattin CONGRAM

1841 census shows being with mother Martha at 20 Baten Street, St Andrews Plymouth aged 1

1851 census shows being with mother and brothers George and Thomas at 44 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 7 born East Stonehouse and a scholar. Mother Martha is listed as a wife of Royal Marine.

Note on Child 3: Thomas CONGRAM

Appears on 1851 census living with mother and brothers John and George at 44 George Street, East Stonehouse aged 6 months born East Stonehouse. His mother Martha is listed as a wife of Royal Marine.

1861 Census shows living with mother Martha at 19 George street, East Stonehouse aged 10 scholar born East Stonehouse

1871 Census shows Thomas aged 20 born Plymouth as a Sergeant of the Royal Marines onboard H.M.S. Princess Charlotte moored in Hong Kong Harbour on the night of Sunday 2 April 1871. The commanding officer was Commodore Francis H Shortt and the Marines were lead by Colonel Fleetwood K Richards R.M.Lt Infantry.

1881 Census shows Thomas aged 30 born Plymouth as a Colour Sergeant onboard of the Royal Marines onboard H.M.S. Pelican, a Sloop moored at Panama on the night Sunday 3 April 1881. The commanding officer was Commander Frederick Rowland Dickens.

Was present at fathers death at 29 George Street East Stonehouse as per his father's death certificate.

1901 census shows living 21 Hobart Street, East Stoenhouse aged 50 single born East Stonehouse a Royal Marine

Note on Child 5: Sarah CONGRAM

1849 7th April was born 8:45 am at 41 Fore Street East Stonehouse

1849 9th April died at 41 Fore Street along with twin Johanna as witnessed by Elizabeth Higdon

Note on Child 6: Mary Elizabeth CONGRAM

Mary Elizabeth's death was informed by Jane Lawrence at 13 West Street, EastStonehouse

Note on Child 7: Johanna CONGRAM

Johanna was a premature birth along with twin Sarah. Their deaths were witnessed by Elizabeth Higdon