The Descendants of John Chesterman.


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62. Ernest Le Page CHESTERMAN [9164] (Herbert21, Josiah Nathanial8, Josiah3, John1) was born on 30 Aug 1896 in Adelaide Colony of South Australia.

Ernest married Louisa Elizabeth MARTIN [9633] [MRIN: 4383] on 5 Feb 1921 in All Saints Hindmarsh Adelaide South Australia Australia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 101 M    i. Harry Martin CHESTERMAN [9165] was born on 11 Jul 1926 in Adelaide SA Australia.

   102 M    ii. Robert Le Page CHESTERMAN [9634] was born on 28 Mar 1928 in Adelaide SA Australia.

   103 F    iii. Judith Jean CHESTERMAN [9635] was born in 1932 in Adelaide SA Australia.

63. Dorothy BEDDELLS [4051] (Charlotte SMITH26, Emily CHESTERMAN10, John4, John1).

Dorothy married HOLDMAN [4052] [MRIN: 2562].

The child from this marriage was:

   104 F    i. Jean HOLDMAN [4053] .

64. Christopher CAIGER-SMITH [4012] (John Chesterman SMITH32, Emily CHESTERMAN10, John4, John1) was born about 1902 and died about 1935 in Cornwall England aged about 33. The cause of his death was Climbing Accident.

Christopher married Helen Margaret MASSEY [4016] [MRIN: 2539], daughter of Harold Fletcher MASSEY [43556] and Margaret MACKENNAL [43557]. Helen was born in 1902 and died in 1983 at age 81.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 105 M    i. Alan CAIGER-SMITH [4017] was born in 1930 in Buenes Aires Argentina.

+ 106 M    ii. Mark SMITH [4018] was born about 1933 and died about 1984 aged about 51.

65. Rosalind CAIGER-SMITH [4013] (John Chesterman SMITH32, Emily CHESTERMAN10, John4, John1) was born about 1905 and died about 1980 aged about 75. Another name for Rosalind was Roz.

Rosalind married Douglas RYDER-SMITH [4027] [MRIN: 2540], son of Unknown and Unknown,. The marriage ended in divorce.

Children from this marriage were:

   107 M    i. Simon RYDER-SMITH [4028] .

Simon married Caroline [4049] [MRIN: 2550], daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

   108 F    ii. Jocelyn RYDER-SMITH [4030] .

Rosalind next married Fred JOHNSON [4029] [MRIN: 2541], son of Unknown and Unknown,.

67. Oliver CAIGER-SMITH [4015] (John Chesterman SMITH32, Emily CHESTERMAN10, John4, John1) was born about 1908 and died about 1981 aged about 73.

Oliver married Janet GRANGE-EVANS [4031] [MRIN: 2542], daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 109 F    i. Julie CAIGER-SMITH [4032] was born about 1935.

+ 110 F    ii. Sue CAIGER-SMITH [4033] was born about 1937.

+ 111 M    iii. Christopher CAIGER-SMITH [4034] was born about 1943.

68. Lily Ellen CHESTERMAN [9549] (Ezekiel James CHESTERMAN33, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 1 May 1872 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

Lily married William W. SKELTON [17281] [MRIN: 7009] on 25 Aug 1898. William was born on 1 Oct 1871.

Children from this marriage were:

   112 F    i. Lilly May SKELTON [17282] was born on 28 Jun 1899.

   113 F    ii. Margaret Greaves SKELTON [17283] was born on 22 May 1900.

69. Ada Beatrice CHESTERMAN [9550] (Ezekiel James CHESTERMAN33, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 7 Sep 1873 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

Ada married Earnest Greaves SKELTON [17284] [MRIN: 7010] on 9 Jun 1897. Earnest was born on 10 Sep 1873.

Children from this marriage were:

   114 M    i. John SKELTON [17285] was born on 20 Apr 1899. Another name for John was Jack.

   115 F    ii. Margery SKELTON [17286] was born on 23 Feb 1901.

76. William Paul CHESTERMAN [9535] (William Thomas CHESTERMAN36, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 31 Jul 1881 in Bath Somerset England and died on 29 Jan 1963 at age 81.

General Notes: Educated at King Edwards School, Bath. Won Senior Scholarship. Passed Senior Oxford Local Exam with Honours July 1897. Passed Intermediate Exam of the Incorporated Law Society April 1900. Passed Final Exam of the Incorporated Law Society.

In December 2010, Harold Chesterman sent the following extract from William's Diary.
Tuesday 9 February 1897
School all day. Lessons the whole evening. Father (ie William Thomas Chesterman) went to "Mentone" to tea to see Grandmother (ie Eliza Tupman) for the last time before she went to Spain. Translate English history into French now.
Monday 15 February
School all day. Had privilege, out at 10 to 4. Doing lessons all the evening. Auntie Tupman (presumably Matilda) forwarded the telegram to say Grandmother had safely arrived at Corunna. Had a letter from Aunt Esther.
Friday 16 April
Wet most of the time, though we had time for a short walk afternoon and evening. Uncle James and Auntie Tupman came to dinner and tea.
Monday 24 May
Fine day again. Monitor this week. Auntie Tupman came up here this evening; she will stay here about 5 weeks whilst Mother and 4 little ones go to Broadstairs.
Monday 23 August
Went on bicycle round to see Auntie Tupman. Stayed there, and talked, and came back to dinner. Dug potatoes in the wood, more than half rotten, rest puny. Looked at coins, and marked them most of the evening.
Saturday 30 October
Auntie, Grandma, Mr. and Mrs. Tupman, and Aunt Mag came to tea, had a nice evening together looking at books, tricks, etc. Boot-mending an expensive item.
[His cash account reads "28th, Soling boots 2/4d; 30th, Heeling shoes 1/-"].

Tuesday 8 February 1898

Lovely sunny day, with great white banks of cloud blowing over the sky like in April. A rich old lady came in to make her will today. Went up to dear old Auntie Tupman to tea, she was alone and very glad to see me, got her a (halfpenny) paper with Queen's speech in for her to read, as I had to go off at 7 in the bus with Mr. Pond. Heard (illegible first name) Flemming at Assembly Rooms at 8, he recited "Bells" and others finely, he has a good clear voice.
Thursday 28 July
Some rain in the morning which laid the dust finely for riding. Busy day at office, several purchases on the way to settlement. Went up to Auntie Tupman's to dinner, Grandma is away in London. Spain has stiff terms for peace. After tea went out with Father on bike to Limpley Stoke prayer meeting. Lamps went wrong coming back, must get them seen to before going to London. Card from Cousin "Sissie" today.
Saturday 30 July
As my birthday is tomorrow, Sunday, it is to be kept today. Father and Mother gave me a fine tennis-racquet, the boys gave me a nice walking stick and little fruit knife. Auntie Mag and Aunt Esther came up to tea, also Aunt Tupman, who gave me 2 ties. Aunt Esther gave me a nice brush and comb, and Auntie Mag a tyre brush and chamois leather, nice evening.
Monday 21 November
Very wet day, but it cleared up at teatime. Went up to Auntie Tupman's to dinner, and took her up the "Daily Mail" which much pleased her, dear old Auntie, she likes a bit of news and gossip. Went to Grandfather Clapton's to tea to get my bicycle which I had left there since last Saty. night; Edgar still there. Went to Fitzjohn's to supper, was beaten twice at bagatelle thoroughly. Breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper all at different places.
Wednesday 30 November
Cleared some more leaves in the wood before going down to the office. Went up in the bus with Mr. Pond, and had tea at Mentone with Auntie Tupman, Grandmother is away at Barnstaple. Then went down to King Edward's School prize giving, the banqueting hall at the Guild Hall was full of people, and the Marquis of Bath gave away the prizes very well. He is a fine tall man, with genial open face, and really handsome, I reckon, his wife is supposed to be very (handsome?). Norris got the Turner prize this time, but the qualifications for it are sadly debased and narrowed, I am sure. Alf Pond got a prize for Mathematics, I am sure he deserved it, as he is very pains taking.

Saturday 10 June 1899

Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of Grandpa's wedding, so he took us all to Wroxall Manor for an outing. It is a fine old place with banqueting room of 1598. I burst a nice young lady's tyre with pumping.
Wednesday 9 August
After dinner and a lovely bathe Father, Phil and I rode off on our cycles to Starcross ferry, very hilly road, fine coasting. Crossed over to Exmouth to see Auntie Tupman but they were all out, but saw her just as we were going, so glad to see us! Train from Starcross to N. Abbott, thence home to Paignton at 10 o'clock.
Wednesday 16 August
Phil, Steve and I left here by the 10.0 train for Starcross where Mr Ed Tupman took us over in his sailing boat to Exmouth, fine rapid sail. After dinner went over to the Warren with Mr Walter Tupman for a picnic. Walked to Teignmouth by sea wall and then trained home. Searchlights flashing from navy.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: 25 Sydenham Buildings, 31 Jul 1881, Bath Somerset England.

Occupation: Solicitor & Partner, W.T.Chesterman & Sons, Bath Somerset England.

William married Mary Mabel SPEAR [92180] [MRIN: 30730], daughter of Edward SPEAR [92179] and Unknown, on 30 Aug 1910. Mary was born on 28 Dec 1884 and died on 29 Mar 1978 at age 93. Another name for Mary was Daisy SPEAR.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 116 M    i. William Deryck CHESTERMAN [92225] was born on 6 Sep 1913 and died on 6 Jul 1978 at age 64.

+ 117 F    ii. Joyce Mary CHESTERMAN [92226] was born on 7 Sep 1916 and died on 8 Dec 1993 at age 77.

+ 118 M    iii. Philip Gordon CHESTERMAN [92228] was born on 27 Oct 1920 and died on 13 Jul 2000 at age 79.

80. Stephen CHESTERMAN [9537] (William Thomas CHESTERMAN36, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 21 Jan 1887 in Bath Somerset England and died on 1 Dec 1981 at age 94.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: 1 Livingstone Villas Oldfield Park, 21 Jan 1887, Bath Somerset England.

Stephen married Marie Madeline BROOKSBANK [92435] [MRIN: 30816] on 19 Mar 1921. Marie was born on 25 May 1892 and died on 21 Feb 1963 at age 70.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 119 F    i. Jean Mary CHESTERMAN [92436] was born on 5 Apr 1923.

83. Sir Clement Clapton CHESTERMAN O.B.E. [9543] (William Thomas CHESTERMAN36, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 30 May 1894 in Bath Somerset England, was baptised on 31 Jan 1909, and died on 20 Jul 1983 at age 89.

General Notes: Medical Missionary of 7 Parsifal Rd, London NW6 and Yakusu in Belgium Congo. OBE 1919. Kt. 1974
in an e-Mail received from Jane [Chesterman] Jewell in July 2011, she stated:
Grandpa was knighted for his services to medicine, being the leading specialist in tropical medicine of his time. When Gandhi was ill, Grandpa was sent to treat him. Ironic, since Gandhi despised all things Western!!
Granny and Grandpa were in the Belgian Congo for 16 years, where grandpa built a hospital, baking the bricks out of mud from the banks of the river Congo. He studied sleeping sickness, and developed the vaccination to prevent it, thereby saving thousands of lives.
Granny had a school out there.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: 6 Woodland Place Bathwick Hill, 30 May 1894, Bath Somerset England.

Clement married Winifred Lucy SPEAR [92178] [MRIN: 30728], daughter of Edward SPEAR [92179] and Unknown, on 7 Jul 1917. Winifred was born on 8 Jan 1890 and died on 6 Dec 1981 at age 91.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 120 M    i. Henry David CHESTERMAN [92188] was born on 17 Apr 1920 and died on 31 Mar 2011 at age 90.

+ 121 M    ii. Frederick Clement CHESTERMAN [92193] was born on 20 Feb 1923 and died on 3 Apr 1973 in London England at age 50.

+ 122 F    iii. Hilda Heather CHESTERMAN [92213] was born on 7 Aug 1926 and died on 21 Jun 2003 at age 76.

+ 123 M    iv. Michael Paul CHESTERMAN [92221] was born on 2 Sep 1932.

+ 124 F    v. Elizabeth Hazel CHESTERMAN [92223] was born on 10 Oct 1935.

84. Arnold de Merveilleux CHESTERMAN [9544] (William Thomas CHESTERMAN36, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 21 Mar 1896 in Bath Somerset England and died on 4 Apr 1968 at age 72. The cause of his death was Automobile Accident.

General Notes: Surveyor and Land Agent. Baptist Missionary at Yakusu 1923 - 1926, building Hospital, Doctors house etc.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: 6 Woodland Place Bathwick Hill, 21 Mar 1896, Bath Somerset England.

Arnold married Mary Edith HURRELL [17355] [MRIN: 4514] on 22 Jul 1931. Mary was born on 5 Oct 1906 and died on 4 Apr 1968 at age 61. The cause of her death was Automobile Accident.

Children from this marriage were:

   125 F    i. CHESTERMAN [92589] was born on 4 Feb 1933 and died on 4 Feb 1933. (Stillborn)

+ 126 M    ii. John Hurrell CHESTERMAN [47307] was born on 17 Apr 1937 and died on 20 May 2005 at age 68.

   127 M    iii. Harold CHESTERMAN [9545] was born on 10 Jun 1941. (Relationship to Father: Adopted, Relationship to Mother: Adopted)

Noted events in his life were:


Harold married Beryl Anne POTTER [92495] [MRIN: 30835] on 7 Jan 1976. Beryl was born on 4 Mar 1949.

85. Judson Tyndale CHESTERMAN [9546] (William Thomas CHESTERMAN36, Anne Greaves CHESTERMAN11, James5, John1) was born on 16 Feb 1903 in Bath Somerset England and died on 7 Oct 1987 at age 84.

General Notes: Travelling Fellow in Thoraacic Surgery, Medical Research Council; Senior Surgeon & Thoracic Surgeon, City General Hospital, Sheffield.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: 6 Woodland Place Bathwick Hill, 16 Feb 1903, Bath Somerset England.

Judson married Margaret Sheila DRINNAN [92496] [MRIN: 30802] on 28 Oct 1939. Margaret was born on 5 Feb 1913.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 128 F    i. Elizabeth Rosemary CHESTERMAN [92383] was born on 16 Mar 1941.

   129 M    ii. Phillip John CHESTERMAN [92384] was born on 22 Apr 1944.

87. Margaret ULPH-SMITH [3525] (Edith Mary WARD44, Harriett CHESTERMAN14, James5, John1) was born on 27 Apr 1891 in Beeston Nottingham Nottinghamshire England, died on 10 Feb 1984 in Nottingham Nottinghamshire England at age 92, and was buried about Feb 1984 in Beeston Cemetery Nottingham Nottinghamshire England.

General Notes: When Margaret was eight years old, and shortly after the birth of her Brother Eric, her Mother died, supposedly of Scarlet Fever. Margaret later established it was probably Puerperal Fever after childbirth. During Edith's (Mother) illness, Margaret and Harold were cared for by their Ward Grandparents in Sheffield and "Jack" (Arthur John) went to the Smith Grandparents at March. Following Edith's Death their Aunt Janet cared for the Children and their Father for a time. However, their Father left within a short time allowing the Children to be cared for by members of their Parents Families. Margaret was "adopted" by her Uncle Tom and Aunt "Nellie" (Eleanor), who was her Mother's Sister. Harold was cared for by the Smith Grandparents in March; and went to a Boarding School at Snettisham in Norfolk. Arthur (Jack) was cared for by the Ward Grandparents and his Uncle Arthur, who was "like a Father to him". The "Baby", Eric was adopted by a Minister of Religion on the understanding that no contact was made with him by other members of the Family. During their childhood Margaret and Jack were very close and spent considerable time at the Chesterman Family Home, "Eastwood Grange" at Ashover in Derbyshire. Margaret and Jack generally lost track of Harold. Margaret saw him when she was 18, and living at Wimbledon. He was at that time staying with his Father, although the other Children did not make contact with their Father at that time. Shortly after this, when he was 17 years old Jack left England
for Australia. Margaret saw him when he returned to England with the Australian Imperial Forces during the 1914-1918 War. Following that he returned to Australia; and they never saw each other again. Following the 1914-1918 War, all contact with Harold was lost. Margaret saw her Father again about 1926; but only from a distance. She never made contact with him again. Margaret was buried in Beeston Cemetry, in the same plot as her Mother, Edith. ... H.U.Smith. January 1988. from Margaret Currie's Memoirs. ...

Margaret married John Alban William CURRIE [3526] [MRIN: 2204], son of John Andrew CURRIE [4265] and Anne Lucretia WRIGGLESWORTH [4266], on 5 Jun 1919 in Waldron, Sussex. ... John was born on 18 Jun 1883 in Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 9 Jan 1973 in West Bridgeford Nottingham Nottinghamshire England at age 89.

General Notes: Engineer and draughtsman. Served engineering app- renticeship at John Brown's of Clydeside. Works Manager at William Cook's (wire rope) of Sheffield On marriage to Margaret, lived in farmhouse at Dore, Derbyshire, commuting to Sheffield by train. Moved to London to start his own engineering busi- ness
(Automatic Controls) in 1927, worked for Min- istry of Supply during WW2 and served in Home Guard. Lived in Harrow. Retired 1949, lived succ- essively at Birchington, Kent, Clayworth, Notts finally at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Always keen on cricket, especially Yorkshire, and music. A good bass singer. Abstemious, courteous in manner. J.A.L.Currie. August 1987.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 130 M    i. John Anthony Logan CURRIE [3527] was born on 7 Dec 1921 in Woodseals Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 19 Oct 1996 in Easingwold, Yorkshire, U.K. at age 74.

+ 131 F    ii. Elizabeth Mary CURRIE [3528] was born on 25 May 1927 in Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 27 Apr 1989 at age 61.

89. Arthur John Ulph SMITH [3516] (Edith Mary WARD44, Harriett CHESTERMAN14, James5, John1) was born on 22 Feb 1896 in Beach Villa Beeston Nottingham Nottinghamshire England, died on 2 Jun 1967 in Mater Hospital South Brisbane Queensland Australia at age 71, and was buried on 5 Jun 1967 in Albany Creek Crematoriam Brisbane Queensland Australia.

General Notes: Ashes are in Single Niche No. A35 of the War Service Memorial, Albany Creek, Brisbane, QLD. Reference is A2673TD. Rev. E. A. BRADLEY, Rector, St.James, Enoggera Rd. Newmarket. ...
See Notes under Margaret Currie (Ulph-Smith) for details of "Jack's" early childhood. Jack attended King Edward VII College, Sheffield. Following that he worked as a Junior Clerk at Hadfields Steel Foundry in Sheffield during the latter half of 1911. Following that it is believed he was employed as an Apprentice Fitter (possibly for the same Company) until 1914. When he was just over 17 years old, on March 19, 1914, he left England for Australia on the P.& O. 11,000 ton T.S.S.BELTANA. On arrival in Australia he apparently made his way to the Northern Rivers of N.S.W. where he worked for a time "on the Roads". He subsequently trained as and was employed as a Herd-tester, testing Dairy Herds for Milk and Cream quality. On August 20, 1915 he enlisted from Brisbane in the 47th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces AIF A photograph of Jack taken sometime during WWI states he was in the 13/15th Rifles. Who or what that Battalion was is at present unknown. Following Service in Egypt and France, he was discharged, as a Corporal, Medically unfit, as a result of "Trench Feet" acquired in the Trenches of France. On his return to Australia, he was given a Government Land Grant, which proved to be an un-workable swamp. He abandoned this; and was employed for a time in various Government Driving jobs in Brisbane. He was subsequently employed as a Sales Representative in the Printing Industry. During the course of his employment with the Howard Printing Works, at Graham St., South Brisbane he married "the Daughter of the Boss", Lucy Howard. He later worked for Simpson Halligan & Co., in the same capacity, where he was employed for a total of about 21 years. From late 1946 he was the Proprietor of both a Boarding House, and a General Store at Southport, South of Brisbane. Neither of these were exceptionally successful and he returned to Brisbane again as a Printer's Rep- resentative with Watson Ferguson. In 1949 he again left Brisbane, purchasing a Pineapple Farm at Montville, on the Ranges to the North of Brisbane. After about 8 years he returned to Brisbane to again work for Simpson Halligan as a Printer's Rep During this time, as a result of being a constant heavy Smoker, aggravated (probably) by the use of Pesticides and Weedicides on the Farm he was constantly ill, suffering from a form of Anaemia and Emphysema. When they were married, Jack and "Luce" made their (New) Home at Sandgate Road, Nundah, at the top of "Buck's Hill". They lived here until they bought the Boarding House, "Rowallen", The Esplanade, Southport. From there they purchased the "Tropical Cafe", Brighton Parade, Southport. From Southport they returned to Brisbane to live at Oxlade Drive, New Farm. They then moved to the "Farm" at Flaxton Road, Montville. Following their final return to Brisbane they lived firstly at 46 Speight Street, Brighton; and finally at 52 Lovegrove Street, Zillmere. ... "Jack" was always a genuine "Gentleman". He was completely honest and above-board; and always had the respect of his associates. He was always willing to carry a part of the load of whatever Social Activity in which he was involved. He was firstly Secretary of his Football Club, "Brisbane City" about the mid 20's. He was subsequently Secretary of Robert McGavin Masonic Lodge, Vulture St., South Brisbane, of which he was a member for many years also serving as Worpshipful Master. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge (Masonic) of Queensland where he served as Sword Bearer. As a result of changing fortune (the financial difficulty of running a Pineapple Farm) he retired from his association with the Masonic lodge, although he was well enough thought of for the Members to offer to defer his fees. During the 1939-45 War he tried to enlist; but was rejected due to his age and prior disability. However, he did serve with the Auxilliary Fire Service, mostly practising hosing "the bush" around Nundah; and "pumping out" the odd Air Raid Shelter. During his time as a Pineapple Farmer he was active with the Montville Pineapple Farmers Association; and the Committee of Direction of Fruit Marketing. As well as being the "Gentleman" mentioned above, he was kind and tolerant and a loving Father and Grand-father. ...
H.U.Smith. January 1988.

In a Letter, dated November 17, 1938, Janet Clara Stanger-Smith wrote to A.J.U.Smith after a long period of no contact, part of which said:
"I should have known a lot more about you, how the first arrangements materialized for you and not Harold to live with the March Grandpapa [John Stanger Smith and Emma Ulph]. I wish I knew where Harold is - does anybody know? It seems so sad to have lost sight of him so completely. I don't even know if he came through the War all right. Did you see him at all during the War? Poor Harold, he had a rather bad Legacy of nerves. His health much improved in March [The Township or Village] with the open air live. Alas! he lacked strength of will & I always think that was due to Minnie's drastic treatment at Beeston. As soon as I went for a short time to keep house there, I got rid of her - her influence was not good.
You were then such a jolly little boy. I was loth to part with you when Sheffield [the Chesterman Family?] claimed you; but it had to be & you had more opportunities than ever March would have furnished."

Arthur married Lucy Susan Doris HOWARD [3515] [MRIN: 2195], daughter of Ernest Augustus HOWARD [3636] and Lucy Elizabeth HUNT [3637], on 20 Dec 1924 in St Andrews C.Of E., South Brisbane, Qld. Lucy was born on 8 Jan 1902 in Grahame St South Brisbane QLD Australia, died on 22 Dec 1986 in Western Suburbs Hospital Croydon NSW Australia at age 84, and was buried in Ashes in care of her Family.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 132 M    i. Howard Ulph SMITH [3514] was born on 19 Jan 1932 in Wattlebrae Hospital Kalinga Brisbane Queensland Australia.

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