MyRoots logo
home page

Grandparents:
William Pulham

Thomas Wilfred Welburn

Eliza (Whitlam)

Margaret Snaith

Parents:
William Whitlam Pulham

Jemimah Ann Welburn

Children:
Horace Welburn Pulham
Ernest Pulham
Edith Pulham

family links

The Pulham Family

William Whitlam Pulham's family

Parents:
name born married died
William Whitlam Pulham
21 October 1843
Norwich, Norfolk
12 July 1864
Coltishall, Norfolk

Jemimah Ann Welburn
26 June 1845
Bedale, Yorkshire
12 July 1864
Coltishall, Norfolk

Children:
name born married died
Horace Welburn Pulham

27 December 1868
Burnham, Essex


Ernest Pulham

1874
Framlingham, Suffolk


Edith Pulham

1876
Framlingham, Suffolk







 

MyRoots logo
home page

Grandparents:








Parents:
Norwich

York

Children:
Burnham
Framlingham
Framlingham

location links


The history of William Whitlam Pulham's family

William Whitlam Pulham was born on 21 October 1843 and christened at St Martin at Oak, Norwich on 19 November 1843.

William and Jemima were marriaed on 12 July 1864 in the parish church at Coltishall. William's sister Rebecca was a witness to the wedding.

When Horace Welburn Pulham was born at the end of 1868, the family were living in Burnham, Essex. At that time William was employed as a grocer.

Horace Welburn Pulham's 1868 birth certificate
Horace Welburn Pulham's 1868 birth certificate

25 Blomfield Street
25 Blomfield Street

In 1873, William and his family lived in Double Street, Framlingham, Suffolk where he had a shop. Here he ran a family grocer, draper, haberdasher, milliner and provision merchants. Thus William was following his fathers occupation as a grocer.

According to various trade directories, William moved to Framlingham some time between 1869 and 1873 and probably moved to Bury St Edmunds in 1879.

In 1881 the family were living at 25 Blomfield Street, Bury St Edmunds. This is a modest, small two storey end terrance house with a cellar/basement. At that time William gave his occupation as a commercial travelling draper.

His younger brother Fredrick was also a draper and was living with the family. Indeed, it must have been rather crowded in the small end terrace house, for Maria's younger sister Elizabeth Welburn was also staying with the family.

Blomfield Street sign

Acording to the 1881 census, Ernest and Edith were both born in Framlingham, Suffolk. However, neither of them were christened at the Framlingham parish church. The census also gave William's wife's name as Maria. At present, we do not know if Jessicah Ann had died and William remarried or Maria was Jessicah's pet name.

Two years later, William was still a travelling draper according to the 1883 Suffolk edition of Kelly's Directory. In this edition of the directory, his name was given as 'Wm Whitlam Pulham'. This is the first occurance of the name 'Whitlam' which may be his mother's maiden name.

Business must have been good, for the family had moved to a more substantial house at 7 Westgate Street. This is in a better part of the town just a few hundred yards from the Abbey.

When William live in Westgate the house probably had a very large garden. Now, in its place to the left of the house stands the Theatre Royal.

The family were still living in Westgate according to the 1885 and 1888 editions of Kelly's Directory. By this time, William was giving his occupation as 'Commercial Traveller'.

By 1891, the family had moved again for they were not listed as living at 7 Westgate Street at the time of the census. This is confirmed by the fact that there are no entries for William in the 1891-92 edition of White's Directory. Indeed, the family may well have move out of East Anglia, for William was not listed as a commercial traveller anywhere in Cambridge, Norfolk or Suffolk.

William's eldest son, Ernest in later life became dental surgeon in Leeds. It is believed that he changed his name to Thomson-Pulham, probably because of all the jokes about 'Mr Pull-them, the dentist'!

7 Westgate Street
7 Westgate Street

25 Blomfield Street 1881 census entry
25 Blomfield Street 1881 census entry


Sources:

9 January 2000 - 1881 Census RG11 1844 folio 18
9 January 2000 - 1891 Census RG12 folios: 41-42, 45-47, 60, 67-68
9 January 2000 - Kelly's Directory of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: 1846,1875,1879,1883,1885,1892 editions.
9 January 2000 - Framlingham parish records: christening 1874-1877
10 January 2000 - Kelly's Directory of Suffolk: 1869, 1873, 1874, 1888.
10 January 2000 - White's Directory of Suffolk: 1884, 1891-92
10 January 2000 - Harrold Directory of Suffolk: 1873
04 February 2000 - 1869 birth certificate
14 March 2000 - civil registrations
24 March 2000 - marriage certificate
25 March 2000 - birth certificate

TOP


family histories index - Pulham family index - William Whitlam Pulham

page last amended 25 March 2000

page size = 31K (text 3K, graphics 28K)


© copyright Oultwood 1999/2000