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James Spicer
Sarah Pitt
William Henry Branston
(Abt 1800-1851)
Mary Ann Woodrow
Henry Spicer
Kitty Branston

Kate Spicer


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1. Frederic John Johnson

  • Lena Maude Johnson+
  • John Frederic Johnson 2nd Lieutenant
  • Alec Cuthbert Johnson
  • Private Alfred Andrew Johnson
  • William Alan Johnson
  • Leslie Johnson+

Kate Spicer 98

  • Born: 4 Aug 1866, Langton Matravers, Dorset, England
  • Christened: 12 Sep 1866, Langton Matravers, Dorset, England 89,99
  • Marriage (1): Frederic John Johnson 10 Oct 1893 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England
  • Died: 21 Feb 1957, Devizes, Wiltshire, England at age 90 56
  • Buried: 26 Feb 1957, Devizes, Wiltshire, England

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LR9Q-GT5. Find a Grave ID: 167574728.


bullet  General Notes:

According to the correspondence between The Rev. Wm.J.Spicer and a solicitor following the death of her sister in 1948, Kate was deemed a "certified mental patient" and unable to act as one of the administrators of her sister's estate.

Patient Case Files held in Wilshire, cataloged at the National Archives:

Per emails 7/2016 with the archivist, Ally McConnell, the patient files are closed for 100 years and special permission is required to examine them. Ally was able to confirm that Kate was buried in the asylum cemetery. Stones have been removed. It is near Drew's Pond just southwest of Drew's Park, a housing development that occupies the ground that Roundway Hospital was on.
Drew's Pond:
51.336399, -1.993300
Haunted Wiltshire:


bullet  Events

Census: Ewloe Wood township, Flintshire, 1871, Ewloe Wood, Flintshire, Wales. 68 Residence is Ewloe Barn Farm.
Ewloe wood was described in an 1870 gazetteer as one of two townships in Harwarden parish, 1 3/4 mile NW of Harwarden. It is the location of Ewloe Castle. Henry is listed as a Farmer of 300 acres. The household includes two servants: a domestic servant and a Farm servant.

Census: 9 Kingsgate, 1881, Winchester, Hampshire, England. 90 "Scholar" - Age 14 she appears just below her sister Maud, age 15, both born in "Isle of Purbeck Langton"

Census: Visitor: "The Bank," 1891, Aldershot, Hampshire, England. 56,100 She is listed as a visitor in the household of Arthur J. Andrews, a bank manager and his family. Kate is listed as a visitor, age 24; "Farmers Daughter" is crossed out; Birthplace is Langton.

Education: Winchester College, 1881, Winchester, Hampshire, England. 90 Per the 1881 census of Winchester, Kate and her sister were living in a boarding house at 9 Kingsgate St with a number of other scholars. According to the history of Winchester College, "In 1855 the seventy Scholarships were thrown open to intellectual competition and in 1862 three separate boarding houses, each under the supervision of a housemaster, were in existence but it was under the Headmastership of Dr Ridding (1867) that major changes were made. He added six new boarding houses (another was added in 1905), converted pre-existing buildings into useable classrooms, increased the teaching staff, and by reclaiming the marshy bog south of Meads, presented the School with its main playing fields. It is to be noted that much of this work was done at his own expense."

Census, 1901, Bishop's Caundle, Dorset, UK. 101 Farmer - Employer. Two servants, a domestic and a cook.

residence: 2 Glenair Ave, 1939, Poole, Dorset, England. 102

Census, 1911, Charminster, Dorset, England. 103 Forston Grange, Dorchester postal address. Fourteen room house with one general servant. Lena is not on this census.

Probate, 2 Sep 1958, London, Middlesex, England. 104 " Lena Maud Bateman (wife of Celred William Bateman). Effects 1618"

Burial: Roundway Asylum cemetery near Drew's Pond 51.336399, -1.993300, 26 Feb 1957, Devizes, Wiltshire, England. "I can confirm that Kate was buried in the cemetery at the county asylum on 26th February 1957 - it says in the register that she was 87 years old.
The cemetery site is still there but the stones have been removed so you cannot visit an individual grave, but you are able to see the graveyard." - Email of 7/19/2016 from Ally McConnell, archivist, Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, Chippenham.
51.337047, -1.990009


Kate married Frederic John Johnson, son of John Johnson and Clarissa Matilda Allen, 10 Oct 1893 in Affpuddle, Dorset, England. (Frederic John Johnson was born 5 May 1861 in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England 56 and died 23 Dec 1941 in Poole, Dorset, England 56.)

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