Joined: 14 Jul 2020
|Posted: 14/07/20, 14:17 Post subject: Family History
I'm new to the Forum and hope that you can help.
In 1913 my grandmother worked as a head cook at Leigh House near Chard. My grandfather is stated by another family member to have worked at Kilmington Court or Estate as a chauffeur at that time. Neither seem to exist, so it may have been at Coryton Estate in Kilmington. It is possible that the owners of these two significant estates were friends and that my grandparents met this way.
In 1930 it looks like both went to a funeral in Kilmington of one Arthur HItchcock and are described a cook and a chauffeur.
My father was born in Lyme Regis in 1923 and lived at Overwood on the Woodhouse Estate. (First house on the left on Woodhouse Fields). I know my grandfather Charles Alfred Tucker was a chauffeur to the Prescott family at Woodhouse Estate and I also recall him talking in the 50s and 60s about a 'Mrs? Cartwright', but I haven't found any details on either these. I am aware he took 'the Prescotts' to France and Spain on holiday in the 1930s. Neighbours were Jim and Ann Tasker, a Dorthy and a Polly?, who all worked for Woodhouse. If anyone has any treads on any of this, I would be very grateful. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if easier. Many thanks, Ken Tucker
Studying family history in Uplyme in the 1930 and 40s