Family Information : George Pelham

George Pelham was one of six children, having four sisters and one brother: Thomas Walter (born Jan [1867]?), Ann (born 1 April 1869), Caroline (born 26 July 1872), George was next, Elizabeth (born 26 October 1875) and Louisa (born 25 march 1877).

Elizabeth was my Grandmother and she married a Mr James Pinkey.  They had four children, and Elizabeth then had a fith with a Mr James Shipman (my Grandfather).  The children were:-

Dolly, born around the turn of the 19th/20th century and was killed towards the end of the First World War by a bomb in London.  I am led to believe she was nearing her 21st birthday, was engaged to be married, and her family lived in Shoreditch.

May Sophia Louisa (my mother), born May 19th 1910, deceased November 1994.

James (always known as "boy" throughout his life by his family to avoid confusion with his father also called James), born late 1911, also deceased, he also died in a psychiatric hospital in his fifties.  He was incapacitated by a fall on his head from an air balloon during the Second World War.

Lillian, born May 12th 1915.  She is my Aunt and has just (2005) celebrated her 90th birthday and has provided most of the information through joining her fading memory with mine, and an old Bible which was her mothers (obviously also Elizabeth).

The youngest child Laura, was the child of Elizabeth and James Shipman.  She was born in 1920 (June?) and also deceased in (July?) 2000.

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