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Sophia Maria STILL (1835-1922)

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Sophia Maria STILL

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Sophia Maria STILL

Name: Sophia Maria STILL1
Sex: Female
Father: George STILL (1794-1869)
Mother: Mary Ann OSBORNE (1809?-1864)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1835 Staplehurst, Kent1
Christening 27 Sep 1835 (age 0) Staplehurst Parish Church, Staplehurst, Kent1
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 5) Staplehurst, Kent2
Bletchingly Farm, Staplehurst, Kent
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 24) Staplehurst, Kent3
Bletchingly Farm "Farm House", Staplehurst, Kent
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 34) Staplehurst, Kent4
Bletchingley Farm, Staplehurst, Kent
Occupation Living on interest on money [1871]:4
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 55) West Ham, Essex5
49 Gurney Road, West Ham, Essex
Death 16 May 1922 (age 86) Tunbridge Wells, Kent
20 Arundel Road
Kent & Sussex Courier 19 May 1922

Deaths:

STILL - on May 16th at 20 Arundel Road, Tunbridge Wells, Sophia Maria Still late of "Bletchingly" Staplehurst aged 86

Individual Note 1

1891 census says that Sophia was partially deaf from childhood6

Individual Note 2

Marion Tringham states:

 

I was christened at St Mary's Parish Church & my Aunt Sophy was my Godmother.

 

Our Father's sister Aunt Sophy would from time to time come & pay us a long visit - too long for poor Mama I am afraid. Her brother Tom had speculated with the money their Father had left her & unfortunately had lost it all. So this round of family visits was forced on her. She was very deaf & quite ten years older than Papa if not more. But we children did not mind her. I expect there was not really enough room for her. All the same I absolutely dreaded her coming. I knew what was sure to happen.7

Sources

1Staplehurst Baptismal Registers (Microfilm).
Text From Source: Staplehurst Baptismal Registers - Kent Archive Centre, Maidstone
Centre for Kentish Studies / Kent County Archives Service, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ. Tel: 01622 694 363.
2"Census 1841 (George Still) Staplehurst, Kent HO 107/475/22/7/34b".
Text From Source: 7 34b 36 Bletching Farm George Still 42 Farmer y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm Mary Ann Still 30 y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm Ann Still 8 y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm Sophia Still 5 y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm John Still 3 y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm George Still 1 y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm William Burr 14 M. S. y
7 34b 36 Bletching Farm Caroline Woollett 15 F. S. y
Assessment: Primary evidence.
3"Census 1861 (George Still) Staplehurst, Kent RG9/498/90/15".
Text From Source: George Still Head 65 Kent Staplehurst
Mary A. Still Wife 52 Kent East Farliegh
Mary A. Still Dau 26 Kent Staplehurst
Sophia M. Still Dau 24 Kent Staplehurst
George Still Son 21 Kent Staplehurst
David U. Still Son 15 Kent Staplehurst
William F. Still Son 12 Kent Staplehurst
Sarah Davis Serv 22 Kent Staplehurst [House Serv]
Thomas Winch Serv 20 Sussex Ticehurst [Carter's mate]
John Winch Serv 18 Sussex Ticehurst [Bailiff]
Assessment: Primary evidence.
41871 census (Microfilm).
Text From Source: 1871 census
RG10/. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Need to check census ref
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
5GRO, "1891 Census".
Microfiche.
RG12/1313/125/43. Assessment: Primary evidence.
6Ibid. RG12/1352/56/13. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7Marion 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.