THE ANCESTORS OF

LISA MARGARET HANCOCK

ABRAHAM's OF HAMPSHIRE (aka ABRAM / ABRAHAMS

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My grandmother was Freda Molly Abraham & her grandparents were Alfred Abraham & Sarah Ann Sandercomb. Quite a lot is known about the Abraham's & I have a huge amount of information on them.  

 

The surnames associated with this part of the tree include:

ANDREWS, ATKINS, BELL, BETTSWORTH, BOND, BOWERS, BRICKNELL, BROWN, BURREE, BURTON, CHALK, CLEAVE, COASBY, COKER/COCKER, COPPEN, COSFORD, COSTELLO, COX, CROSS, CUMMINS, CURTIS, CUTLER, DAGWELL, DEAR, DROVER, EARLY, EDWARDS, ELLICOTT, FARLEY, FAY, FINN, FORD, FRENCH, FRYER, FUTCHER, GALPIN, GAMGEE, GIBBS, GISBORNE, GORSE/GOREY/GOVEY, HANCOCK, HAPGOOD, HARVEY, HAWKINS, HEATH, HECKLEY, HOSMER, HUMBER, KIND, KNIGHT, KNOTT, LEANE, LIVERMORE, LUSH, MAIN, MILLER, MILLSBY, MINTRUM, MORGAN, MORRANT, NEWBURY, OAKMORE, OSGOOD, PRICE, READ, RICHARDSON, RIDDIFORD, RYVES, SIM(M)S, SMART, SMITH, SOLLY, SPENCER, STAGG, STREET, SYLVESTER, SWAN, TANNER, TAPLIN, VICARY, WATTS, WHITE, WHITMARSH, WOOLFE

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Freda Molly Abraham (born 13 Dec 1906 in Southsea, Portsmouth) & Eric Oak Hancock Snr (see Hancock page)

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ABRAHAM ANCESTORS

ALFRED HENRY ABRAHAM (born 19 Jun 1878 Alverstoke, Hampshire) (died unknown). He married CECILIA KATE MAY BOND (born 1 May 1877, Alverstoke) (died 1963 Watling Street, Gillingham, Kent). They married 9 October 1901, Alverstoke). ALFRED was a Licensed Victuallers Manager by trade.

 

CECILIA was the daughter of ALFRED BOND and MARY ANN WOODHEAD RICHARDSON.

 

They had 4 children including my Nan FREDA MOLLY:

 

DOROTHY CECILIA (born 1903 Petersfield, Hampshire) (died July 1991 Portsmouth)

HERBERT THOMAS (born 4 May 1909 Portsmouth)

JACK ALBERT (born 4 June 1911) (died after 1963)

 

Marriages of above:

DOROTHY CECILIA married JACK MANSFIELD - Dec 1921 Portsmouth. They had one child MOLLIE DOROTHY (my God-Mother)

 

HERBERT THOMAS married ELLEN I. SLATER - Mar 1929 Gillingham, Kent

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PARENTS OF ALFRED HENRY

ALFRED HENRY's father was ALFRED ABRAHAM (born 25 September 1842 Newtown, Gosport, Hampshire) (died 28 September 1893 Newtown). He married SARAH ANN SANDERCOMB (born 7 October 1848 North Street, Gosport) (died 16 November 1914 Gosport). They married 6 November 1864 the Parish Church of Alverstoke, Hampshire. ALFRED Snr's occupation was a Leading Man of Stores, Portsmouth Dockyard.

 

SARAH was the daughter of HENRY EDWARD SANDERCOMB & ELIZABETH KIND.

 

They had 8 children including ALFRED:

 

JANE ELIZABETH (born 15 May 1866 Alverstoke) (died Jun 1940 West Glamorgan)

ROSE ANN ESTHER (born 26 Jun 1869 Alverstoke) (died 26 Apr 1945 Portsmouth)

SOPHIA ANN (born 30 Jan 1871 Alverstoke) (died Jan 1955 Portsmouth)

SARAH ELLEN (born 7 Feb 1873 Newtown) (died 15 Sep 1962 Alverstoke)

EMILY AGNES (born 22 Oct 1875 Alverstoke) (died 6 May 1953 Alverstoke)

BEATRICE ALICE (born 17 Jun 1884 Alverstoke) (died Sep 1957 Reading, Berkshire)

LEONARD (born 24 Apr 1892 Alverstoke) (died Dec 1903

Alverstoke)

Marriages of above:

JANE ELIZABETH married JAMES FINN - 1887 Gosport & had 6 known childrfen:

Ellen Elizabeth Rose, Eva Mildred, Arthur Cyril, Cecil, Edth Kate & Gladys Winifred

 

ROSE ANN ESTHER married WALTER THOMAS NEWBERY - 16 Jun 1888 Alverstoke & had 3 known children:

Alfred Walter, Emily & Albert Edward

 

SOPHIA ANN married (1) SIDNEY WILLIAM COPPEN - 24 Aug 1888 Alverstoke & had 1 known child: William George H.

(2) EDWARD J. DUNBAR - Jan 1914 Portsmouth

 

SARAH ELLEN married (1) FREDERICK ALEXANDER RIDDIFORD - 6 May 1893 Alverstoke & had 1 child Frederick Alexander

(2) GEORGE DANIEL OSGOOD - 18 Nov 1899 Alverstoke & had 6 known children:

Alfred George, Hilda May, George Harry, Norman Frederick, Irene Violet & Stanley Lewis

 

 EMILY AGNES married WILLIAM  HENRY DROVER - 16 Sep 1899 Alverstoke & had 4 children:

Gladys Beatrice, Ella Agnes, Dorothy Emily, Daisy Thirza

 

BEATRICE ALICE married ABEL STREET (eloped as Abel was of different race to her - ladder out the window!) - 20 Dec 1905 & had 7 children:

Leonard Christmas Abraham, Dorothy, Ronald, Alexander, Abel, Alice & Harold

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PARENTS OF JAMES

The parents of JAMES were JOHN ABRAHAM (born 20 Jul 1766 Alverstoke) (died June 1827) married CHRISTIAN COX (born 13 Oct 1772 Whippingham, Hampshire) (died 20 Sep 1837 Alverstoke).They married 7 Apr 1796 St Mary's, Portsea.

 

CHRISTIAN was the daughter of JOHN COX & JANE

 

They had 7 children including JAMES:

 

JOHN (born May 1797 Alverstoke) (died Jan 1879 Alverstoke)

HANNAH (born abt 1799 Alverstoke) (died Apr-Jun 1860 South Stoneham)

JANE (born Aug 1801 Alverstoke) (died Jan-Mar 1885 South Stoneham

CHARLOTTE (born abt 1804 Alverstoke) (died Apr-Jun 1868 Southampton)

CHRISTIAN (born 19 Apr 1807 Alverstoke) (died Jul-Sep 1837 Alverstoke)

PRISCILLA (born abt 1810 Alverstoke) (died Apr-Jun1880 Alverstoke)

Marriages of above:

JOHN married SOPHIA MILLER - 1 Mar 1825 Northwood, Hampshire.

They had 3 known children: Jane, Sophia & John

 

JANE married JAMES SMART - 11 Nov 1821 Alverstoke (children unknown)

 

CHARLOTTE married JOHN READ - 14 Jul 1823 Alverstoke

They had 4 known children: Mary Jane, John James, Robert & Charles

 

PRISCILLA married JAMES COOPER - 7 May 1837 St Thomas, Portsea.

They had 5 known children: Jane, Clara, Matilda, James & David James

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18th CENTURY ABRAHAM's

JOHN ABRAHAM's parents were JOHN ABRAHAM (born 16 Dec 1739 Alverstoke) (died Feb 1823 Portsea) who married MARY HECKLEY (also spent HICKLEY) (born abt 1742 Alverstoke) (died Oct-Dec 1837 Portsea. They married 3 Nov 1765 Alverstoke. Her parents are unknown.

 

They had 7 children including JOHN:

 

ELIZABETH (born abt 1763 Alverstoke) (died 1813-1815 Portsea)

THOMAS (abt 1767 Alverstoke) (died Mar 1825 Alverstoke)

WILLIAM (born abt 1772 Alverstoke) (died May-Jun 1842 Alverstoke)

JOSEPH (born abt 1773 Alverstoke) (died 1850 Alverstoke)

MARY (born 20 May 1774 Alverstoke) (died Apr-Jun 1851 Alverstoke)

JAMES (born abt 1780 Alverstoke) (died Aug 1834 Alverstoke

Marriages of above:

ELIZABETH married JOHN WATTS - 15 Feb 1783 Portsea (children unknown)

 

THOMAS married JANE SYLVESTER - 13 Aug 1792 Botley, Hampshire

They had 8 children:

Thomas, Fanny, Ann, John, Charles, Tamar, Henry & William

 

WILLIAM married MARY ANN SWAN - 3 Mar 1802 St Lawrence, Southampton

They had 10 children:

William, Edmund, Elizabeth Eleanor, Ellen, Mary Ann, Fanny, Sarah Maria, Joseph James, Thomas Charles & Martha

 

JOSEPH married ANN QUNAP** - 9 Feb 1795 St Mary's, Portsea

They had 9 children:

Ann, Sarah, Harriet, Elizabeth, Esther, Samuel, Amelia, Rebecca & Hannah

**QUNAP - obviously a miss-spelt name but what??

 

JAMES married SOPHIA HAPGOOD - 29 Jun 1800 St Mary's, Portsea

They had 4 known children:

James, Abraham, Betsy Eleanor & Isaac

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Further research has now taken me back to my 7 x great grandparents - ISAAC ABRAHAM who married MARY MILLSBY - 18 Sep 1733 St Mary's Church, Portsea. Mary's father is unknown but her mother was ELLEN CHADWICK.

 

The couple had 8 children inc. John:

 

MARY (born abt 1734 Portsea (died abt 1740 Gosport)

ISAAC (born abt 1735 Alverstoke) (died 1792 Portsea)

ELIZABETH (born abt 1742 Portsea) (died Aug 1810 Shorwell)

THOMAS (born abt 1744 Portsea) (died Dec 1817 Alverstoke)

MARY (born & died 1746 Portsea)

WILLIAM (born abt 1747 Portsea)

MARTHA (born abt 1753 Portsea) (died Mar 1797 Alverstoke)

Note: I do have masses of information on the ABRAHAM side of my tree, so if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me. I am also in contact with a number of Abraham descendants.

Alverstoke c.1915

Alverstoke c.1920

St Marys Church Portsea

St Mary's Church, Portsea, Portsmouth

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A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY - Alfred Abraham

Kethailes

Kethailes was built in 1903 as a 'Gentleman's Steam Yacht' with a crew of more than 50. Her owner was William Johnston, founder of the Johnston Line of Liverpool (later part of Furness Withy), which primarily traded with Atlantic coast and Gulf coast USA ports and into the Black Sea. Kethailes was named by owner William Johnston for his four daughters: Kathleen, ETHel, AILeen, EStele (youngest)

 

On 24 September 1914 she was voluntarily handed over, with later financial compensation, to the Royal Navy for use as an Armed Naval Auxiliary (also known as an Admiralty Armed Yacht) in the Yacht Patrol and renamed HM Yacht Kethailes. Initially she patrolled in the North Sea, then transferred to the Irish Sea.

 

On 11 October 1917 she was darkened whilst conducting a local patrol, and was sunk after she was in collision with the Bibby Line steamer Leicestershire at 22.55 about eleven miles to the north-east of the Blackwater Light Vessel. She sank rapidly after the collision, with the loss of seventeen men, eleven survivors, the majority being picked up by the patrol vessel P-44.

 

Only six bodies came ashore on the other side of the Irish Sea and were buried (only one identified) at Llwyngwril (St. Celynin) Churchyard, and one identified body at Llanaber (St. Mary) Churchyard, both near Barmouth in Merionethshire, mid-Wales. Cause of death in all instances was given as drowning.

The Kethailes

St Tanwg Gwynedd Wales

St Tanwg Church - where Alfred & 2 others are buried

OAK & DEER

PARENTS OF ALFRED

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The parents of Alfred were JAMES ABRAHAM & JANE CATHERINE FRYER WHO married 14 Jul 1849 in St Mary's Church, Portsea. JANE's parents were JOSEPH & SARAH FRYER

 

They had 13 Children inc ALFRED! :

 

JAMES JOSEPH (born 22 Oct 1839 Alverstoke) (died May 1840 Alverstoke)

WILLIAM A. (born 11 Apr 1841 Alverstoke) (died 19 Sep 1915 Alverstoke)

CHARLES (born 22 May 1844 Newtown) (died 10 Nov 1925 Portsmouth)

GEORGE (born 22 Jan 1846 Alverstoke) (died Jan 1924 Alverstoke)

CATHERINE SOPHIA (born 22 May 1847 Alverstoke) (died Jul-Sep 1934 Gosport)

ALBERT THOMAS (born Mar 1849 Alverstoke) (died Sep 1921 Southampton)

JANE SARAH (born 10 Jun 1850 Alverstoke) (died 4 Jun 1923 Gosport)

DAVID (born 30 Nov 1851 Alverstoke) (died Dec 1934 Alverstoke)

JOSEPH (born 29 Jun 1853 Alverstoke) (died 17 Mar 1938 Alverstoke)

SOPHIA ANN (born Apr 1855 Alverstoke) (Sep 1939 Alverstoke)

HENRY DONALD (born 16 Oct 1856 Alverstoke) (died Dec 1936 Portsmouth)

EMILY MATILDA LOUISA (born 21 May 1858  Alverstoke) (died Jan-Mar 1939)

Marriages of above:

WILLIAM A. married ESTHER ELIZABETH FRENCH - 22 Mar 1863 in St Thomas, Portsea & had 10 known children:

Emily Esther Catherine, James Thomas, Sarah Elizabeth, William, Edward Joseph, Frederick George, Flora Ellen, Kate Alice, Charles David & Jesse Mary  

 

CHARLES married FANNY ELIZABETH MORGAN - aft 1 Apr 1866 in Petersfield & had 6 known children:

William James, George Henry, Fanny, Charles Joseph, Emily & John E.

 

GEORGE married ROSE ANN PRICE - 24 Dec 1871 in Alverstoke & had 1 known child: George William H.

 

CATHERINE SOPHIA married WILLIAM HENRY SIMS - 25 Dec 1866 in Alverstoke &  had 11 known children:

Annie Leins, William Henry, Catherine Ann, Ellen Eliza, Charles George, Albert James T., Frederick Walter, Alfred E., Ethel Florence, Arthur Victor & Ernest Charles

 

ALBERT THOMAS married ELIZABETH ANN BURREE (BURY) - 1881 in Richmond, Surrey & had 2 known children:

Lizzie & Albert Penley (see additional information - famous Ancestor)

 

JANE SARAH married JAMES MACEY COASBY - 7 Oct 1866 in Portsmouth & had  10 children:

Catherine Jane, Annie, Florence Emily, Minnie Elizabeth, Edith Mary, James George, Ethel May, Henry Albert, Frederick William & Mabel Lillian

 

DAVID married GEORGINA STAGG - Dec 1875 in Portsea & had 5 known children:

David Albert, Lillian Georgina, Ada Amelia, Ernest Arthur & Eva Blanche

 

JOSEPH married (1) ANNIE JAMES - 14 Dec 1878 in Alverstoke & had 7 known children: Joseph James, Daisy May, Alfred Hector, Archibald John, Percival Mark, Edith Nellie & Cecil Ford (yet to be confirmed due to 2nd marriage)

(2) EDITH ELIZA FORD - 30 Jan 1906 Alverstoke

 

SOPHIA ANN married WILLIAM CUTLER - 10 Jun 1877 in Alverstoke & had 6 known children:

William, Lily Sophia, Joseph H., Emily Florence, Edgar Harold & Henry Albert

 

HENRY DONALD married MARY ELIZABETH LUSH - Mar 1879 in Portsea & had 3 known children:

Minnie Elizabeth, Henry William & Frederick Arthur

 

EMILY MATILDA LOUISA married GEORGE WILLIAM PHILLIPS - Jan-Mar 1884 in Alverstoke & had 1 known child:

George Henry James Phillips (died soon after birth)

EARLY 18th CENTURY ABRAHAM's

Marriages of above:

ISAAC married MARY TANNER - 27 July 1757 in St Mary's Portsea

They had 5 children:

Isaac, James, John, Isaac(2), Martha

 

ELIZABETH married RICHARD WHITMARSH - 4 Jun 1765 in Whippingham, Isle of Wight

They had 1 known child Richard

 

THOMAS married MARY ATKINS - 1772 in St Thomas's Portsmouth

They had 5 known children:

Mary, Thomas, Ann, John Hellyer, James

 

WILLIAM married ANN HEATH - 30 Jun 1777 in St Mary's Portsea

They had 3 known children:

Ann, Amelia, William

 

MARTHA married WILLIAM EDWARDS - 18 October 1771 Alverstoke

They had 12 children:

Mary, William, Martha, Ann, Elisabeth, Richard, Amey, David, Amey(2), Frances, Martha(2), Jane

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17th CENTURY ABRAHAM's

I have managed to trace back beyond the 16th Century starting with ISAAC ABRAHAM & MARY STAMP. Information is very sketchy online mainly due to the bad condition of the Parish Records.

 

ISAAC & MARY married 25 May 1696 in Eling, Hampshire. I have only found one child - ISAAC above.

 

Then I go back to yet another ISAAC & MARY! Unfortunately Mary's surname is unknown, they married abt 1670 & had one other child besides ISAAC - JUDITH born c1674 in Alverstoke.

I always surmised that the Abraham's originated in the South of England. However new online records seem to show that ISAAC's parents were RICHARD ABRAHAM & MARGARET JAYE.

 

They married in Maiden Newton, Dorset 22 Aug 1632 Margaret's birthplace. However RICHARD hails from North Meols, Lancashire! He was born abt 1617 In North Meols.

The original Parish Church burnt down in the early 1700's & was replaced with St Cutherbert's.

 

RICHARD & MARGARET had another child besides ISAAC a son called JOHN birth date unknown.

 

The furthest generation I can go back to are the parents of RICHARD - JOHN ABRAHAM & ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD

 

They had 7 children inc RICHARD:

 

Lawrence, Elizabeth, Alice, William, Robert & Thomas

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16th CENTURY ABRAHAM's

St Cuthbert's North Meols

A FAMOUS ABRAHAM!

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EDWARD PENLEY ABRAHAM

Edward was born at 47 South View Road, Shirley, Southampton. His parents were Maria Agnes Abraham, née Hearne and Albert Penley Abraham, a customs and excise officer. From 1924 Abraham attended King Edward VI School, Southampton, before achieving a First in Chemistry at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Edward was born at 47 South View Road, Shirley, Southampton. His parents were Maria Agnes Abraham, née Hearne and Albert Penley Abraham, a customs and excise officer. From 1924 Abraham attended King Edward VI School, Southampton, before achieving a First in Chemistry at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Edward completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Sir Robert Robinson, during which he was the first to crystallise lysozyme, an enzyme discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming and shown to have antibacterial properties, and was later the first enzyme to have its structure solved using X-ray crystallography, by Lord David Philips. He then won a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship and spent a year in Stockholm at the Biokemiska Institute.

 

He then moved back to Oxford and became part of a research team led by Sir Howard Florey at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, responsible for the development of penicillin and its medical applications. Sir Edward was specifically involved in the purification process and determination of its chemical structure. In 1940 Edward discovered penicillinase as the cause of bacterial resistance to antibiotics such as penicillin.

In 1938 he met Asbjörg Harung from Norway whom he married in Bergen the following year: she remained in Norway, trapped by the German invasion, before escaping to Sweden in 1942 when she was reunited with her husband. They had a son Michael Erling Penley Abraham, born in Oxford in July 1943

In 1964 he became Professor of Chemical Pathology and remained a Fellow of Lincoln until his retirement in 1980.

Edward Abraham died in May 1999, in Oxford, following a stroke. He was survived by his wife, Asbjörg.

Sir Edward and Lady Abraham lived at Badgers Wood, Bedwells Heath, Boars Hill, where part of the land, Abraham Wood is now managed by the Oxford Preservation Trust

 

St Cuthbert's North Meols

Four recent Oxford buildings received funds from Abraham's trusts:

•the EP Abraham research building (completed in 2001, on South Parks Road)

•Lincoln College's EPA Science Centre (an accommodation and conferencing complex, including Lady Abraham House, completed in 2005, on Museum Road)

•Linacre College's Edward & Asbjörg Abraham Building (completed in 1995)

•The Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute, completed in 2011, is also largely funded by proceeds from Abrahams patents

Sir Edward Penley Abraham & Lady Abraham (2) Edward Penley Abraham Photo 1939

Edward  Penley Abraham

Edward  & his Wife Asborg