Is This Your Family?

Did Your Family Have Links With the British Empire?

We have been researching the Bovey Tracey families who had links with Empire and it is a surprising number. The education of their children is not that easy to find, particularly for daughters. If you had family members born or working in the Empire and can give us more information we would be pleased to hear from you.

Some of the families we have been researching but would like to know more about are:-

AINSLIE, Margaret born in India in 1856 and Helen born 1862 – their father William was in the Indian Civil Service. In 1911 Margaret and Helen lived at Grey Walls in Bovey Tracey.

CAHUSAC, Frances born in India in 1860 where her father Charles was a chaplain. She had been a governess to the children of the Headmaster of Eton. In 1911 she lived at 5 Marlborough Terrace.

HYDE, Wymarke Frances born in India in 1887 where her father was also a chaplain, and later became vicar of Bovey Tracey. In 1915 she worked as  a V.A. D. nurse at Newton Abbot Hospital.

RAMSAY, Alice Stewart was born in Essex in 1849. Her father Major General John Shardon Ramsey was in the Indian Army. She died in Bovey Tracey in 1913.

ST JOHN, Florence Alicia was born in Bangalore c1863. She worked as an assistant at the Devon House of Mercy.

VALLINGS, Violet Grace was born in India in 1873. Her father was also a chaplain in India. In 1901 she was living with her aunt on East Street in Bovey Tracey.

Frances and Malcolm Billinge May 2020