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Name:

 William PRYER

Father:

 Thomas Manning PRYER

Mother:

 Mary Matilda BOARD

Siblings:

 Matilda PRYER

 

 Emma PRYER

 

 Isaac PRYER

 

 Thomas PRYER

 

 Sarah PRYER

 

 John PRYER

Spouse:

 Annie Elizabeth POMEROY

Children:

 Jessie Lily PRYER

 

 William Thomas Rupert PRYER (Rupert)

 

 Harry Archibald PRYER (Arch)

 

 Cecil Douglas PRYER

 

 Harold Orlando PRYER

 

 Violet Evelyn PRYER

Relationship to Mark:

 Great grandfather

Date and place of birth:

 3rd April 1854 - Stockland, Devon

1861 Census

 

 

 

 

 

Aged 6 - Living at Newlands, Stockland, Devon with parents, Emma, Isaac and Thomas.

1871 Census

 Aged 16 - Living at Blackmore's Place, Dalwood, Devon with parents, Emma, Sarah and John. Employed on the farm

3rd April 1872

 Aged 18 - enlisted in Royal Marines Artillery at Exeter - described as 5'7", good complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes

2nd November 1872

 

 

Embarked on HMS Achilles

13th October 1874

 Embarked on HMS Triumph

21st August 1878

 Promoted to Bombadier

23rd March 1880

 Promoted to Corporal

1881 Census

 Not yet found

Date and place of marriage:

 5th November 1883 - Honiton, Devon

 1891 Census

 Aged 36 - Living at 36 "B" Block, St John's Club, Westminster with wife, Jessie, Rupert and Arch. Employed as a recruiting sergeant (RMA)

 

31st January 1885

 

 Promoted to Sergeant

 

30th April 1885

 

 

 

 

Embarked on HMS Hotspur

 

13th June 1886

 

 

 

 

 

 Embarked on HMS Rupert

3rd July 1893

 Retired from Royal Marines Artillery

19th November 1893

 

 

 

 

 Issued with long service and good conduct medal

1901 Census

 Aged 46 - Living at 1 The Crescent, Slough with wife, Jessie, Rupert, Arch, Cecil, Harold and Violet. Employed as a maker of rope butts (?)

1911 Census

 Aged 56 - Living at Deepdene, Ledgers Road, Slough with wife, Jessie, Rupert, Arch, Harold and Violet. Naval Pensioner and Marker. Wife has given birth to seven children, of which six are still living.

1927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lived at 184 St Leonard's Road, Windsor

Date and place of death:

 11th January 1927 - Windsor, Berkshire

Probate:

 3rd February 1927 - Pryer William of 184 St Leonard's Road, Windsor died 11th January 1927 at King Edward V11 Hospital Windsor Administration Oxford 3rd February to Annie Elizabeth Pryer widow. Effects 197 11s.

Family Mysteries

 In 1911, the family had lost one child. This could be May Manning Pryer, who was born in the third quarter of 1894 and died in the first quarter of 1895. Manning is a family name, which makes this a likely possibility.

We believe that there was also another child, a boy, known as Drummer. Rosemary says that he was photographed with the other children before Harold emigrated to Australia, around 1919. We need to try to establish an approximate date of birth and death in order to track him down.

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