The Descendants of Samuel Bedells, circa 1785.


previous  Fourth Generation

19. Ethel Phyllis BEDELLS [95351] (Albert Bruce11, William2, Samuel1) was born on 9 Aug 1893 in Knowle Somerset England and died on 2 May 1985 at age 91.

Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: a Ballet Dancer with the Forerunner to the Royal Ballet Company and a Ballet Coach.

Occupation: a Founding Member and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Dance.

Ethel married Ian G McBEAN [95378] [MRIN: 31848].

The child from this marriage was:

   30 F    i. Jean M BEDELLS [95379] was born 4Qtr 1924 in Bristol Gloucestershire England and died after 2010.

23. Samuel Ernest CHESTERMAN [3819] (Emma M BEDELLS15, Samuel3, Samuel1) was born 4 Qtr 1871 in Eccleshall-Bierlow Registration District West Yorkshire England and died on 21 Apr 1941 at age 70.

Noted events in his life were:

Residence: The Old Hall, Wing Rutland England.

Occupation: a High Sherriff.

Samuel married ??? [9597] [MRIN: 4528].

The child from this marriage was:

   31 M    i. Humphrey William Albert CHESTERMAN [9598] was born on 22 Oct 1911 in Worksop Nottinghamshire England, died on 11 Apr 1943 at age 31, and was buried in Heverlee War Cemetery Belgium. The cause of his death was "Shot down" over Cologne WW2.

General Notes: In an email from Judy Osman, in California, in March 2004, she stated:
Sorry to disappoint - I'm not actually a Chesterman descendant. However, Humphrey was engaged to my mother's younger sister, Yvonne. Humphrey wrote two books before he was killed - "Bolden" and "Penny World". Penny World was published just before my parents were married in Dublin in February 1939. I have a copy of Penny World in which Humphrey has written:
"Penny World has appeared just in time for your wedding, Ailsa and Desmond; so here is a copy to help prop up the worthier books in your shelf."
signed "Humphrey - 11 February, 1939"
He gave this book to my parents on the occasion of their marriage. Humphrey dedicated the book "to Yvonne Collins". [my Mother's younger Sister]
Very sadly, a month after my parents were married, Yvonne died at the age of 19, in Grenoble, France of a ruptured appendix. She had been attending university in Grenoble at the time. My mother spoke so warmly of Humphrey on many occasions. As you know, he was shot down in the war. I am not certain that it was actually as early as 1939, because I know he spent some time in Canada - at Cold Lake, Alberta, training young recruits to fly, before returning to the field of operations in Europe.

RAF Personel Management have provided the following:-

"Gazetted Details For Humphrey William Albert Chesterman Service number 26198
Place and Date of Birth:- Hodsock Nr Worksop, England 22 Oct 1911
Service Career
Awarded a Permanent Commission as a Pilot Officer in the
General Duties Branch of the Royal Air Force:- 25 Jul 1931
Promoted to Flying Officer:- 25 Jan 1933
Flight Lieutenant:- 1 Apr 1936
Permanent commission resigned:- 15 Aug 1936
Commissioned as a Flight Lieutenant in the Reserve of Air
Force Officers:- 2 Feb 1937
Promoted to Squadron Leader (War Substantive):- 3 Apr 1942
Death Presumed:- 11 Apr 1943
Honours And Awards
Air Force Cross:- 20 Oct 1942"

Samuel next married Joan LEITH [9599] [MRIN: 4529], daughter of Capt. Frederick Wingfield LEITH RN [92736] and Helen Margaret McKENZIE [92737], 2Qtr 1924 in St Martin London England. Joan was born 1 Qtr 1898 in Southampton Hampshire England and died in 1945 at age 47.

Children from this marriage were:

   32 F    i. Mary Ann CHESTERMAN

Mary married Hugh Alexander VERNEY [9602] [MRIN: 4530], son of Sir Harry Calvert Williams VERNEY 3rd Bart [95381] and Unknown,. Hugh was born on 14 Apr 1920 and died on 15 Jan 2004 at age 83.

   33 F    ii. Gillian CHESTERMAN

Gillian married Hugh HOARE [9603] [MRIN: 4531], son of Richard HOARE [9604] and Florence [9605]. Hugh died in 1980.

25. Mabel CHESTERMAN [9489] (Emma M BEDELLS15, Samuel3, Samuel1) was born about 1874 in Sheffield Yorkshire England. Another name for Mabel was Maisie.

Mabel married OSBOURNE [9606] [MRIN: 4533].

Children from this marriage were:

   34 U    i. OSBOURNE

   35 U    ii. OSBOURNE

27. Winifred E CHESTERMAN [3818] (Emma M BEDELLS15, Samuel3, Samuel1) was born about 1879 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

Winifred married someone.

Her child was:

   36 M    i. CHESTERMAN

28. Ida Muriel CHESTERMAN [9490] (Emma M BEDELLS15, Samuel3, Samuel1) was born in 1880 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

Ida married Greville KNYVETT [9610] [MRIN: 4535].

The child from this marriage was:

   37 M    i. Greville KNYVETT

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