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Family of Robert Stuart BRYDEN and Agatha May Madge STILL

Husband: Robert Stuart BRYDEN ( - )
Wife: Agatha May Madge STILL (1883-1976)
Marriage Q3 1906 St Giles in the Fields, London1

Husband: Robert Stuart BRYDEN

Name: Robert Stuart BRYDEN
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Wife: Agatha May Madge STILL

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Agatha May Madge STILL

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Agatha May Madge STILL

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Agatha May Madge STILL

Name: Agatha May Madge STILL2
Sex: Female
Father: George STILL (1840-1922)
Mother: Jane Miriam HILDER (1840?-1900)
Birth 1883 Sheppey, Kent2,3
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 7) Eastchurch, Kent4
Rayham Farm
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 17) Hawkhurst, Kent5
Pix Hill [?] Farm
Death 1976 (age 92-93)

Note on Wife: Agatha May Madge STILL

My cousin Madge Still from the Isle of Sheppey came & stayed with me while Mama was away. She was then about sixteen, pretty with fair hair & blue eyes, a crisp & dainty little thing. As I was away teaching or at the Centre all day I don't know what she did but she seemed quite happy. There must have been someone there to look after us all. What I most remember is that every evening except (Saturday) Sunday not only Bernherd came but Harold Bishop, now very gone on Madge. They both stayed to supper & still stayed on. Madge would bring in the clock & wind up the alarm, and still they stayed. Every evening it was the same. We laughed a lot about them. We all three went to see Mama at Worthing. Papa - now called "Parent" Madge & I - we went for the day. And of course nearly lost the train at Woolwich. We got out at Deptford & had to run all the way to the New Cross Station L.B.&S. Coast. Madge could scarcely do it. We just caught the Worthing train luckyly. Mama was staying at a pleasant boarding house in the Steyne. Kept by the Misses Peck - very genteel ladies. taking only two's in shoes. Cousin Ernest also stayed there while Mama was getting better. Very courageous of him as he was the only man, & a shy one too.6

Sources

1"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriages Sep 1906
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Bryden Robert St Giles 1b 1292

STILL Agatha Madge St. Giles 1b 1292
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
2GRO, "1891 Census".
Microfiche.
RG12/724/26/12. Assessment: Primary evidence.
3"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1884
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Still Agatha May M Sheppey 2a 925
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
4"Census 1891 (George Still) Eastchurch, Kent Rg12/724/26/12".
Text From Source: Census 1891 Eastchurch, Kent Rg12/724/26/12
Rayham Farm

George Still 51 Farmer Church Warden & Guardian (Employer) Staplehurst Kent
Jane M. Still 51 Kent Herne
Edith F. M. " 20 Kent Eastchurch
Louise G " 18 Kent Eastchurch
William A. J. " 17 Kent Eastchurch
Reginald T. " 13 Kent Eastchurch
Stanley F. " 11 Kent Eastchurch
Stuart S. " 10 Kent Eastchurch
Agathy M. " 7 Kent Eastchurch
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5"Census 1901 (George Still) Hawkhurst, Kent RG13/777/59/21".
Text From Source: Census 1901 Hawkhurst, Kent RG13/777/59/21
Pix Hill [?] Farm

George Still 61 Farmer (Employer) Staplehurst Kent
Winfred J. " 32 Kent Eastchurch
Edith F. M. " 30 Kent Eastchurch
Louise G " 28 Kent Eastchurch
Stuart S. " 24 Farmer's son Kent Eastchurch
Agatha M. M." 17 Kent Eastchurch
Jane H. Lowden 15 General Servant Domestic Kent Hawkhurst
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6Marion Maud Tringham nee Still, "Your Great Grand Parents - by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still".
Text From Source: Your Great Grand Parents by Marion Maud Tringham nee Still.
To my children. Brian, Maisie and Theodora

The Stills.

Your Father lived all his young days on the banks of one busy river - the Mersey & I your Mother on the banks of another - the Thames - Liverpool & Woolwich. So in a way we had the same kind of outlook - we were town-bred.
This account was sent as a word document to Graham Hoadly by Marion Maud's grandson, Roger Tringham. He had trancribed it from the original in the possesion of his cousin.

He writes:

My Grandmother wrote her account in about 1940, so there may be occasional lapses of memory.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Graham Hoadly.