Eliza Kearvell 1814-1891 born Bosham

Married George Florance Kearvell, a carpenter, her 1st cousin once removed. They lived at West Stoke and had a family of at least 14 children

Our oldest family member on photo

Eliza Kearvell 1848-1925

Born at West Stoke, a daughter of George and Eliza.

Married Thomas Read,

Head Gardener at Slinfold Lodge, In 1880. Eliza was a

Housemaid at the Lodge.

Emily Kearvell 1854-Unk

Born at West Stoke, youngest daughter of George and Eliza. Worked in Domestic Service for much of her life before marring widower Jessie Shepherd, a Leather Dresser,  in 1896 at Havant, Hants. He had three young sons .

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Ellen Kearvell 1846- 1919

another daughter of George and Eliza. She married Major Frederick Beswick (aka Egerton) in 1874. He had been an Army Officer in the Crimean War and then Chief of Police in Birkenhead before being found guilty of forgery and imprisoned in 1869. After her husband died in 1882 Ellen helped raise the children of her sister, Caroline Harriett.

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