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49.SARAH5 MUCKLESTON (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1876 in Harlington Bedfordshire.She married FREDERICK BEALE 1896 in Ampthill Bedfordshire.

Notes for SARAH MUCKLESTON:

1881 Census entry RG11/1639

2 Toddington Road, Harlington, Beds

Thomas Muckleston, Head, 30, Coalyard Labourer, b Harlington Beds

Mary A Muckleston, Wife, 28, b Flitwick Beds

Sarah Muckleston, Dau, 5, Scholar, Harlington Beds

Thomas Muckleston, Son, 3, Harlington, Beds

1891 census

RG12/1274

Toddington Road, Harlington, Bedfordshire

Thomas MucklestonMarriedHead41 Coal LabourerHarlington Beds

Mary A MucklestonMarriedWife39Flitwick Beds

Sarah MucklestonSingleDaughter15Harlington Beds

Thomas MucklestonSingleSon13Ag LabHarlington Beds

Margaret Muckleston SingleDaughter10ScholarHarlington Beds

Harriot MucklestonSingleDaughter8ScholarHarlington Beds

William MucklestonSingleSon7ScholarHarlington Beds

Herbert MucklestonSingleSon5ScholarHarlington Beds

children on 1911 census

1911 census

Harlington, Dunstable, Beds (RG14PN8946)

Muckleston, Thomas HeadMarriedM 61Labourer Lime works b Harlington, Beds

Muckleston, Mary Ann WifeMarriedF 58b Flitwick, Beds

Muckleston, Harriet ElizabethDaughterSingleF 28Machinist straw Work b Harlington Beds

Muckleston, HerbertSonSingleM 25Commercial Clerkb Harlington Beds

Beale, ElizabethGrand dauF 8Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Beale, ArthurGrand sonM 6Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Years married 38 (Thomas & Mary Ann)

More About SARAH MUCKLESTON:

Baptism: 09 Apr 1876, Harlington Bedfordshire

Children of SARAH MUCKLESTON and FREDERICK BEALE are:

i.ELIZABETH6 BEALE, b. 1903, Flitwick Beds.

Notes for ELIZABETH BEALE:

1911 census

Harlington, Dunstable, Beds (RG14PN8946)

Muckleston, Thomas HeadMarriedM 61Labourer Lime works b Harlington, Beds

Muckleston, Mary Ann WifeMarriedF 58b Flitwick, Beds

Muckleston, Harriet ElizabethDaughterSingleF 28Machinist straw Work b Harlington Beds

Muckleston, HerbertSonSingleM 25Commercial Clerkb Harlington Beds

Beale, ElizabethGrand dauF 8Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Beale, ArthurGrand sonM 6Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Years married 38 (Thomas & Mary Ann)

ii.ARTHUR BEALE, b. 1905, Flitwick Beds.

Notes for ARTHUR BEALE:

1911 census

Harlington, Dunstable, Beds (RG14PN8946)

Muckleston, Thomas HeadMarriedM 61Labourer Lime works b Harlington, Beds

Muckleston, Mary Ann WifeMarriedF 58b Flitwick, Beds

Muckleston, Harriet ElizabethDaughterSingleF 28Machinist straw Work b Harlington Beds

Muckleston, HerbertSonSingleM 25Commercial Clerkb Harlington Beds

Beale, ElizabethGrand dauF 8Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Beale, ArthurGrand sonM 6Schoolb Flitwick Beds

Years married 38 (Thomas & Mary Ann)

iii.GRACIES BEALE, b. 1912, Ampthill Beds.

iv.WILFRED BEALE, b. 1914, Beds.

50.THOMAS5 MUCKLESTON (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, EDWARD1) was born 1877 in Harlington Bedfordshire, and died 09 May 1915 in War Death.He married JANET OSBOURNE 1903 in Reg Ampthill Bedfordshire.She was born 03 Dec 1880, and died 17 Mar 1970 in Tonbridge Kent.

Notes for THOMAS MUCKLESTON:

1881 Census entry RG11/1639

2 Toddington Road, Harlington, Beds

Thomas Muckleston, Head, 30, Coalyard Labourer, b Harlington Beds

Mary A Muckleston, Wife, 28, b Flitwick Beds

Sarah Muckleston, Dau, 5, Scholar, Harlington Beds

Thomas Muckleston, Son, 3, Harlington, Beds

1891 census

RG12/1274

Toddington Road, Harlington, Bedfordshire

Thomas MucklestonMarriedHead41 Coal LabourerHarlington Beds

Mary A MucklestonMarriedWife39Flitwick Beds

Sarah MucklestonSingleDaughter15Harlington Beds

Thomas MucklestonSingleSon13Ag LabHarlington Beds

Margaret Muckleston SingleDaughter10ScholarHarlington Beds

Harriot MucklestonSingleDaughter8ScholarHarlington Beds

William MucklestonSingleSon7ScholarHarlington Beds

Herbert MucklestonSingleSon5ScholarHarlington Beds

1911 census

THEDDLETHORPE LOUTH LINCS (RG14PN19932)

Muckleston, ThomasHeadMarriedM 33Coal Agentb Harlington Beds

Muckleston, JanetWifeMarriedF 30b Ridgmont Beds

Muckleston, Charles CSonM7b Anderby Lincs

Muckleston, Harold VSonM1b Theddlethorpe Lincs

Years married 8.

In Overseas Registers. War deaths 1914 - 1921. Army Other Ranks.

Muckleston, Thomas, Rank Pte Number 8432 Unit Linc 1915 [Ref I.46 327]

In the medal rolls for WW1 : Thomas Muckleston Lincs Bn. Pte 8432 Victory & British F105B/4 pg 577. Died 9.5.15 Disembarkation date 26.10.14.

Found on Debt of Honour Register:

In memory of T Muckleston Private 8432 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment who died on Sunday 9th May 1915. Cemetery Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Souchez Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZPas de Calais, France

Grave or Reference Panel Number: XVI. J. 6.

Location: Souchez is a village 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. The cemetery is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Bethune Road.

Historical Information: Souchez was sacked more than once in the Middle Ages, and raided by the Germans in December, 1870. It was captured by the French on the 26th September, 1915, and the area was taken over by British troops in the following March. The village was completely destroyed. The "Cabaret Rouge" was a house on the main road about 1 kilometre south of the village, at a place called Le Corroy, near the British cemetery. On the East side, opposite the cemetery, were dugouts used as Battalion Headquarters in 1916. The communication trenches ended here, including a very long one named from the Cabaret. The cemetery was begun by British troops in March, 1916, and used until August, 1917 (largely by the 47th (London) Division and the Canadian Corps) and - at intervals - until September, 1918. (These original burials are in Plots I to V inclusive). It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of over 7,000 graves, partly from the battlefields of Arras, and partly from 103 other burial grounds in the Nord and the Pas-de-Calais. There are now nearly 8,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site and 1 from the 1939-45 War. The cemetery covers an area of 24,772 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall. On 25th May 2000 the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier were entrusted to Canada at a ceremony held at the Vimy Memorial, France. The remains had been exhumed by France Area staff of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Plot 8, Row E, Grave 7. The remains were laid to rest within the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in a sarcophagus placed at the foot of the National War Memorial, Confederation Square, Ottawa, Canada.

MUCKLESTONE

Thomas

(Muckleston on CWGC) Private 8432. 2nd Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. Died Sunday 9 May 1915. Buried: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France Ref. XVI. J. 6.

Thomas Mucklestone was born at Harlington and brought up first to farm work and was afterwards in service at The Manor House. Later he went to Fettes near Edinburgh. He served in the South African War of 1899 –1902 in the Imperial Yeomanry. On his return he took a post as gardener-groom to a clergyman in Lincolnshire and went out to the Great War in the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed early in May 1915.

More About THOMAS MUCKLESTON:

Baptism: 24 Mar 1878, Harlington Bedfordshire

Burial: 1915, France

Occupation: 1911, Coal Agent

Notes for JANET OSBOURNE:

1911 census

THEDDLETHORPE LOUTH LINCS (RG14PN19932)

Muckleston, ThomasHeadMarriedM 33Coal Agentb Harlington Beds

Muckleston, JanetWifeMarriedF 30b Ridgmont Beds

Muckleston, Charles CSonM7b Anderby Lincs

Muckleston, Harold VSonM1b Theddlethorpe Lincs

Years married 8.

She was a Prep School Matron

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JANET MUCKLESTON

Will Proved : 7th June 1970

Index entry:-

1970

Muckleston Janet

Muckleston Janet of Havering Farm Blackhurst Lane Tunbridge Wells died 17th March 1970 Probate London 7th June £3061

Transcription of the will:-

I janet Muckleston of Havering Farm Blackhurst Lane Tunbridge Wells in the county of Kent formerly of Skerries Thurlestone in the county of Devon widow hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will which I make this fifth day of January one thousand nine hundred and sixty six.

1. I appoint my two sons Harold Victor Muckleston of Havering Farm Blackhurst Lane Tunbridge Wells aforesaid and Charles Christian Muckleston of the Shola Playing Place Truro Cornwall to be the executors and trustees of this my will.

2. I bequeath a legacy of one hundred pounds to my grandson Alan John Muckleston

3. I bequeath a legacy of one hundred pounds to Anna McDonald Smith of The Grove Harrow on the Hill Middlesex.

4. I bequeath my one half share in the Hillman Car (or any other motor car which I may jointly own with George Roy Wakehan ) unto the said George Roy Wakehan

5. I bequeath all my personal effects unto my two sons to keep or dispose of at their discretion.

6. All the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after payment thereout of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath unto and equally between my two sons Charles Christian Muckleston and Harold Victor Muckleston provide that should either of my said two sons die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and attain the age of twenty one years then and in such case such last mentioned child or children shall take and if more than one equally between then the share of the residue that such son of mine would have taken under this my will if such son had survived me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written, Signed by the above named Janet Muckleston as her last will in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. N Legg SRN 2 Ferndale Tunbridge Wells Kent. Anthony H Gedge 31 Warwick Square SW1 Solicitor.

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Janet Muckleston

Born 3rd December 1880

Married Thomas Muckleston 1903 (Ampthill)

Died 17th March 1970 (Tonbridge)

Letter received from Daphne Argent 18th March 2000

Found in East Kent Archives, Whitfield.

Log book of Tilmanstone School

In June 1914 the headmistress resigned and on the 13th July 1914 Mrs J E Muckleston took 'temporary charge' of the school. She had been trained at Goldsmiths. reference number beside her entry was 07/2189. Another assistant certified teacher from Goldsmiths joined at the same time - Dorothy Evans. In November 1914 a new headmistress was appointed and the handwriting in the log book changed once more as Mrs Muckleston apparently left the school.

More About JANET OSBOURNE:

Education: Trained at Goldsmiths

Occupation: Prep School Matron

Children of THOMAS MUCKLESTON and JANET OSBOURNE are:

i.LT. COMMANDER RN CHARLES CHRISTIAN6 MUCKLESTON, b. 24 Dec 1903, Spilsby, Lincolnshire.; d. 12 Feb 1983, Fulham, London.; m. (1) BEATRICE JONES, 1934, Croydon, Greater London.; b. 07 Sep 1889; d. 21 Aug 1973, Reg New Forest Hampshire; m. (2) JANE E. ALEXANDER, 1974, New Forest.; b. 13 Jul 1909; d. 02 Aug 1985, Poole Dorset.

Notes for LT. COMMANDER RN CHARLES CHRISTIAN MUCKLESTON:

1911 census

THEDDLETHORPE LOUTH LINCS (RG14PN19932)

Muckleston, ThomasHeadMarriedM 33Coal Agentb Harlington Beds

Muckleston, JanetWifeMarriedF 30b Ridgmont Beds

Muckleston, Charles CSonM7b Anderby Lincs

Muckleston, Harold VSonM1b Theddlethorpe Lincs

Years married 8.

went to Rio Janerio in 1940 his wife had gone there in 1936

Name: Charles MUCKLESTON

Date of departure: 21 September 1940

Port of departure: Liverpool

Passenger destination port: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Passenger destination: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 1904 (calculated from age)

Age: 36

Marital status:

Sex: Male

Occupation: Master Mariner

Ship: HIGHLAND PRINCESS

Official Number: 161859

Master's name: A R Murley

Steamship Line: Royal Mail lines Ltd

Where bound: Buenos aires, Argentina

Square feet:

Registered tonnage: 8728.78

Passengers on voyage: 203

he went to mombassa in 1956

Name: Charles Christian MUCKLESTON

Date of departure: 7 August 1956

Port of departure: London

Passenger destination port: Mombasa, Kenya

Passenger destination: Mombasa, Kenya

Date of Birth: 24 December 1903

Age: 53 (calculated from DOB)

Marital status: Married

Sex: Male

Occupation: Mstr Mariner

Ship: UGANDA

Official Number:

Master's name:

Steamship Line:

Where bound: Beira, Mozambique

Square feet:

Registered tonnage:

Passengers on voyage:

Was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Appointed March 26th 1941.

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CHARLES CHRISTIAN MUCKLESTON

Administration Granted : 26th August 1983

Index entry:-

1983

Muckleston Charles Christian

Muckleston Charles Christian of Field Croft Sway Road Lymington Hants died 12th February 1983 Administration Winchester 26th August not exceeding £25,000

Despite an extensive search the staff at Somerset House were unable to trace the copy of this Letter of Administration

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Charles Christian Muckleston

Born24th December 1903 (Spilsby)

Married (1) Beatrice Jones 1934 (Croydon)

(2) Jane E Alexander 1974 (New Forest)

Died 12th February 1983 (Fulham)

Aug 28 1954NEW CABLE SHIP DAMAGED THAMES ESTUARY COLLISION MAIDEN VOYAGE TO BE POSTPONED From Our Correspondent GRAVESEND, AUG. 27 The new cable ship Recorder, 3,300 tons, which is owned by Cable and Wireless, Ltd., and was launched on May 3, was badly holed on her starboard side when she was in collision with the Danish motor vessel Uruguay, 4,625 tons, near the mid-Barrow Light in the Thames Estuary this afternoon. There was fog at the time, but although damage to both vessels was considerable there were no casualties. The Recorder was bound for Charlton Buoys from the Tyne to load cable before making her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean next month. A Cable and Wireless spokesman said to-night that the voyage would have to be postponed. PRINCIPAL UNIT After the collision the Recorder, under the command of - Captain Charles Muckleston, proceeded under her own steam at 'reduced speed’ up the river and anchored to-night in the lower reaches of the Thames. The Uruguay is understood to have proceeded on her way to Copenhagen. The Recorder, which was launched by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson at Walker-on-Tyne, is a twin-screw, 12-knot steam vessel, and has an operating range of 10,000 miles. She is the largest and fastest vessel of the Cable and Wireless fleet, and is the first British cable repair ship designed to handle the new deep-sea submarine telegraph repeaters. She was planned as the principal unit in maintaining the company's 20,000 miles of cable in Far Eastern waters. Her operational area, stretching from Colombo eastward to Vancouver, includes the world's longest section of submarine cable, the 3,466 miles between Bamfield, Vancouver Island, and Fanning Island, in the Pacific. On her maiden voyage she was to sail to Singapore to relieve the cable ship Stanley Angwin, which is to be transferred to Gibraltar. Most of the Recorder's crew are Spanish. Among those on board was Mr. J. Armstrong of Berwick-on-Tweed, who is the owners consultant during her construction.

More About LT. COMMANDER RN CHARLES CHRISTIAN MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: 26 Mar 1941, Lieutenant Commander in the Navy (appointed)

Notes for BEATRICE JONES:

she went to Rio de Janerio in 1936on this voyage she was one of only 9 passengers! (her husband went there 4 years later!

Name: Beatrice MUCKLESTON

Date of departure: 11 January 1936

Port of departure: Liverpool

Passenger destination port: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Passenger destination: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 1896 (calculated from age)

Age: 40

Marital status:

Sex: Female

Occupation:

Ship: NA SMYTH

Official Number: 140619

Master's name: C G Purton

Steamship Line: Lamport & HOLT lINE lD

Where bound: bRAZIL

Square feet:

Registered tonnage: 4014

Passengers on voyage: 9

She also went to Gibraltar in 1952

Name: Beatrice MUCKLESTON

Date of departure: 24 November 1952

Port of departure: Southampton

Passenger destination port: Gibraltar

Passenger destination: Gibraltar

Date of Birth: 1895 (calculated from age)

Age: 57

Marital status:

Sex: Female

Occupation: Housewife

Passenger recorded on: Page 2 of 22

Ship: BATORY

Official Number: 68583

Master's name: Jan ?

Steamship Line: Polish Ocean lines

Where bound: Karachi Pakistan

Square feet:

Registered tonnage: 6085

Passengers on voyage: 722

Second reference number :2818.

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BEATRICE MUCKLESTON

Administration Granted : 15th October 1973

Index entry:-

1973

Muckleston Beatrice

Muckleston Beatrice of Field Croft Sway Road Lymington Hants died 21st August 1973 Admin Winchester 15th October £2392

Transcript of the administration:-

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

The District Probate Registry at Winchester

BE IT KNOWN that Beatrice Muckleston of Field Croft Sway Road Lymington Hampshire

died on the 21st day of August 1973

domiciled in England and Wales

intestate

AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that at the date hereunder written Letters of Administration of all the Estate which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representative of the said intestate were granted by the high court of Justice at the District Probate Registry thereof at Winchester to Charles Christian Muckleston of Field Croft aforesaid the lawful husband and only person now entitled to the estate of the said intestate

And it is hereby certified that an Inland Revenue affidavit has been delivered wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate in the United Kingdom (exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as trustee and not beneficially) amounts to £2392.15

and that the net value of the estate amounts to £2279.40

Dated 15th day of October 1973

Extracted by Heppenstalls Solicitors Lymington Hants

*****

Beatrice Muckleston

Nee Jones

Born 7th September 1889

Married Charles Christian Muckleston 1934 (Croydon)

Died 21st August 1973 (New Forest)

Notes for JANE E. ALEXANDER:

Second reference number ;2804.

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JANE ALEXANDER MUCKLESTON

Will Proved : 8th October 1985

Index entry:-

1985

Muckleston Jessica Ellealine Stuart otherwise Jane Alexander otherwise Jane

Muckleston Jessica Ellealine Stuart otherwise Jane Alexander otherwise Jane of 9 Gordon Road South Branksome Poole died 2nd August 1985 Probate Winchester 8th October £42924

Transcript of the Will:-

This is the last Will and testament of Jane Alexander Muckleston of "Griffins" 90 Everton Road Hordle Lymington and for over nine years of Field Croft Sway Road Lymington shortly to reside at 9 Gordon Road South, Poole BH 1EF with my son David Raymond Marshall Alexander bequeath my two gold watches and my gold bracelet plus whatever jewellery I may have to my beloved granddaughter Kasmin to be given to her by her father David as aforesaid at an appropriate age I bequeath one thousand pounds to Miss Freda Cowdrey of 6 Albion Court Albion Road Rondebosch Cape 7700 South Africa I leave to my son my love and gratitude and in addition to the furniture and fittings of "Griffins" and those from Field Croft now at 9 Gordon Road South as above which my husband and I had already given in 1974, the cottage known as "Griffins" which I strongly wish sold before further deterioration takes place and the greater part of such sale to be invested so that my sonmay have an income, leaving a reasonable sum to help him complete his Catamaran and possibly two thousand pounds for immediate enjoyment. In addition David Alexander who is my sole progeny is to receive such money as I have invested probably Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society and the Twentieth Century Corporation of Brighton plus whatever there be in Barclays Bank PLC in the name of Jane Muckleston and Lloyds Bank Limited in the name of Jane Alexander I leave this money in the hope that he will use it as a source of income. Should he predecease my two grandchildren (my only two) namely Kasmin Joanne Alexander and Gavin Alexander at present residing at "Griffins" as above then I bequeath "Griffins" or its saleable value to Kasmin plus half of the money invested as above the remaining half to go to Gavin I appoint my son as sole executor I sign this holograph document in the presence of Launce and Ruby Cary of Woodside Sway Road my beloved neighbours. It is a holograph because I have felt so increasingly ill that I am afraid that I may die intestate if I wait to go to a solicitor. -JANE ALEXANDER MUCKLESTON- Ruby Cary Arthur L Cary

Affidavit of due execution on the 30th day of December 1983 filed.

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Jane Alexander Muckleston

Born 13th July 1909

Married Charles Christian Muckleston 1974 (New Forest)

Died 2nd August 1985

102.ii.HAROLD VICTOR MUCKLESTON, b. 18 Aug 1909, Louth, Lincolnshire.; d. 20 Mar 1979, Exeter, Devon.