People

A community would not be a community without it’s people of course and here you can read of some of those who have lived in Chrishall over the years. Click on a photograph or article title to read more.

Ethel Fanny Everett

Ethel Fanny Everett

Above is Mullion Cottage at the top of Church Road as you might not have seen it before. Mullion used to be two cottages with a shop in the middle. The shop at the time of this photograph was Hicks’ Butchers, and the Hicks family lived in the cottage on the right of...

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A Poor Law Cupid

A Poor Law Cupid

This lovely news story was found in The Daily News, Perth and published on 26 November 1903. Two disappointed lovers brought together In September last an old lady, accompanied by her daughter, called at the house of the relieving officer at Saffron Walden, England,...

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Exodus Timeline

Exodus Timeline Who left for Australia and when did they go?1849 Wrights and Pitches The first to leave Chrishall in this era. We have a report of Joseph and Mary Pitches (nee Pigg) arriving in Melbourne 7 January 1849 and setting up divine worship in their home. The...

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Thomas Green

Thomas Green

Thomas Green was a farm labourer living with his parents, Charles and Naomi Green and his younger brother Ernest. We think the Green family were living in one of the cottages that was originally on the left hand side of the chapel (now the village hall). There were...

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Leonard Rogers

Leonard Rogers

Leonard Rogers lived at Home Farm in High Street and was the son of Albert and Alice Rogers. Albert was a carpenter who later became a farmer. Leonard was an agricultural worker and was therefore exempt from compulsory military service. However he still signed up....

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Herbert Margham

Herbert Margham

Herbert Margham was a Shepherd at Chrishall Grange, living with his parents Herbert and Hannah. He served with the Hampshire Regiment and was posted Killed in Action on 20 September 1917 aged 26 years old. From the Church Magazine, January 1918: A memorial service was...

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Robert Brand

Robert Brand

Robert Brand was born in Chrishall in 1899, the son of William and Beatrice Brand from Builden End Farm. He was the older brother of William Walter Brand and the family were farmers and fruit growers. Robert was posted as Killed in Action on 23rd August 1918 aged 19...

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Harry Easter

Harry Easter

Harry was born at Cheveley in Newmarket but moved with his parents to Brick Row where they are listed on the 1911 census: parents Fred and Elizabeth, children George, Walter, Harry, Sidney and sister Mabel. Harry’s father was a gamekeeper and they moved into the...

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George Cranwell

George Cranwell

George was an agricultural labourer and lived at Ramblers Crawley End with his parents, older brother Ralph and younger sister Ivy. He served with the Essex Regiment and was killed in action on 23rd October 1916 aged 21 during the battles of the Somme. His body was...

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Eustace Hooper

Eustace Hooper

Eustace Hooper was a Land Agent’s Clerk working for Matthew Gray at Chrishall Grange estate when he enrolled for military service in November of 1915. He was called forward for service in April of 1916 and commissioned the following March. He was killed at the battle...

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