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Caroline (Punchard) Plummer (abt. 1872 - abt. 1960)

Caroline Plummer formerly Punchard aka Steggles
Born about in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1916 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Englandmap
Wife of — married 1921 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap
Mother of
Died about in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2013
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Biography

Caroline was born 11 May 1872, and baptised 25 August at St Nicholas Church, Rattlesden, Suffolk. She was the daughter of George Punchard and Harriet Stiff.[1][2][3]

In 1881, 8-year-old Caroline was recorded with her parents and siblings, living at 'The Wash', Rattlesden.[4]

At the time of the 1891 census, she was staying with her newly married sister, Maria (Punchard) Law (bef.1868-), in Haslingden, Lancashire.[5]

In June of 1897, Caroline had a daughter, Dorothy Punchard, born illegitimately. The father was recorded in the baptism record as Thomas Portus, a butcher. There is no evidence that they married.[6][7]

Caroline was recorded in domestic service on both the 1901 and 1911 censuses. In 1901, she was in the household of Thomas Francis in an Ipswich public house. In 1911, she was in the London household of Emily Jackson.[8][9]

Caroline married her first husband, George Henry Steggles at Rattlesden in 1916. George died only a few years later in 1920. (No children noted of this marriage.)[10]

She married her second husband, Sidney Plummer, the next year in 1921. (No children noted of this marriage.)[11]

Caroline and Sidney were recorded on the 1939 register living at 'The Green', Bardwell, Suffolk. (Thingoe reg. district) [2]

Sidney pre-deceased Caroline in 1958.

Caroline died in 1960, aged 87 years.[12]

Sources

  1. "Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911" FindMyPast Caroline Punchard; 25 Aug 1872; Rattlesden, St Nicholas; Father: George (labourer); Mother: Harriet (accessed 23 Apr 2021); citing Suffolk Baptism Index (Part 3)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1939 England and Wales Register", Ancestry.com [database on-line]. (accessed 23 Apr 2021); citing The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/6680K
  3. 1939 Register, Letter code: TZNH; Address: The Green, Bardwell, Thinghoe R.D.; Wife of Sydney Plummer, Ag Lab, b. 6 May 1880
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-LZND : 12 December 2017), Caroline Punchard in household of George Punchard, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 17, Piece/Folio 1848/104, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,697.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7MG2-T2M : 23 February 2021), Caroline Punchard in household of Dionysius Law, Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "Suffolk Baptism Index 1538-1911" FindMyPast Dorothy Punchard, 25 Jul 1897, Rattlesden, St Nicholas, Father: - ,Mother: Caroline; Notes: "bn 6 Jun / father Thomas PORTUS, Butcher / sw" (accessed 3 Apr 2021); citing Suffolk Baptism Index (Part 3)
  7. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 23 Apr 2021), database entry for PUNCHARD, DOROTHY (Mother's maiden surname: - ). GRO Reference: 1897 S Quarter in STOW Volume 04A Page 845.
  8. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSVC-9DQ : 21 May 2019), Caroline Punchard in household of Thomas W Francis, Ipswich St Peter, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Ipswich Western subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  9. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWL3-GWN : 16 May 2019), Caroline Punchard in household of Emily Jackson, Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  10. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26FW-6FC : 13 December 2014), Caroline Punchard and null, 1916; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1916, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 1733, Stow, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  11. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZK-8Y4S : 9 October 2014), Caroline Steggles and null, 1921; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1921, quarter 3, vol. 4A, p. 2313, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  12. FreeBMD 1960 Jun, Bury St Edmunds, vol 4b page 868

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Hi Brian,

Could you please add Punchard-104 (Dorothy Punchard) as a daughter of Caroline? The baptismal source is on her profile and more information can be found in the notes of the father, Thomas Portus (abt.1875-).

Alternatively, if you add me to the trusted list, I'm happy to make the changes for you. :) Thank you, Alison

posted by Alison Palmer

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