Woolwich & Districts
Joseph and Louisa Emma Barnes
This photo shows my mum's parents William Joseph and Louisa
Emma Barnes, with Mum's sister Joyce and cousin Godfrey. Photo:
(Click on the photo for a larger view)
from Joyce's likely age in the photo that it was taken c.1935/1936,
probably in their back garden at Robert Street.
William Joseph worked at Woolwich
Arsenal at the time, in common with so many of the workforce
in the area.
Family History of Sue Duty
a picture of my Great, Great Grandparents. James Thomas Porter
and Victorine Louisa nee Scholefield. They were married in St
Nicholas Parish Church, Plumstead on 18th February 1871. James
worked at the Woolwich Arsenal as an Iron Founder. Victorine
was born in St Clements Ipswich in 1851. Her parents Richard
Scholefield and Elizabeth Smith were also married at the same
church in 1849. They lived in Plumstead for many years. Addresses
I have are Cambridge Place, Coupland St, John St. Richard also
worked at the Arsenal as an iron founder.
The other picture are of Victorine as a younger woman. The others
are sons William Henry, Arthur with his wife Nel and son Edward
and daughter Alice.
Victorine and James Thomas had ten children in total and as
I said the men worked at the Arsenal. I think they moved away
from Plumstead around 1880, I imagine it was to look for work.
In 1891 they came to Rotherham in South Yorks and later died
there. William Henry Porter went to Australia in 1929 and died
there in 1946.
Father and Mother remained in Plumstead. Elizabeth Scholefield
died around 1881 and Richard in 1897 at the time of their deaths
they were living at 8 Cambridge Place, Plumstead. I have yet
to locate where they are buried. Richard and Elizabeth's other
children married and raised children in Plumstead. Annie Scholefield
married Joseph Nicholson, Martha married Thomas Harding, Elizabeth
married Joseph Hughes, James married Elizabeth Patten, Alice
married George Bedo and I have been unable to find out any more
about daughter Mary Jane. Annie's husband Joseph was born in
Barbados, his father was in the merchant navy.
I started my research I had never heard of Plumstead. I hope
to find out more about the Scholefield's through further research.
If you have
any other information regarding any of the above names please