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Grandparents:
William Whitlam Pulham

John Tomlin

Jemimah Ann Welburn

Margaret Marshall Hewitt

Parents:
Horace Welburn Pulham

Martha Tomlin

Children:
Ernest Pulham
John Pulham
William Pulham

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The Pulham Family

Horace Welburn Pulham's family

Parents:
name born married died
Horace Welburn Pulham
27 December 1868
Burnham, Essex
4 November 1890
Lincoln
30 November 1955
Berkswell, Warwick
Martha Tomlin
12 January 1859
Lincoln
between 1881-1890 : Walker
4 November 1890 : Pulham

Children:
name born married died
Horace Pulham

abt 1890

Mary May Hickling





 

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The history of Horace Welburn Pulham's family

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

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

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

Blomfield Street sign

It must have been rather crowded in the small end terrace house, for Horace's uncle Fredrick Pulham and his aunt Elizabeth Welburn was also living with the family.

Map of Blomfield Street area
Map of Blomfield Street area, late 1890's

Number 25 is the last house on the left hand site of the map (just above the letter 'a' of the word 'map'). When the Pulhams lived there, they would have looked out over open countryside as this road was on the very edge of the town.

25 Blomfield Street
25 Blomfield Street
7 Westgate Street
7 Westgate Street

Map of Westgate Street area, late 1890's
Map of Westgate Street area, late 1890's

Two years later, Horace's father was still a travelling draper according to the 1883 Suffolk edition of Kelly's Directory. Business must have been good, for the family had moved to a more substantial house at 7 Westgate Street. This is in the better part of the town just a few hundred yards from the Abbey.

You can see number seven on the map. It is next to the theatre and directly below the 'R' of Westgate Street.

The family were still living in Westgate according to the 1885 edition of Kelly's Directory. By this time, Horace's father occupation was now as a '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.

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

Horace married Martha in Lincoln on 4 November 1890. Martha was a widow almost ten years older than Horace although on the marriage certificate she gave her age as only five years more than the groom.

1890 marriage register entry
1890 marriage register entry for Horace and Martha


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.
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
15 January 2000: Civil registration index of births
04 February 2000: 1869 birth certificate
22 August 2000: 1890 marriage certificate
18 September 2000: 1859 birth certificate

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