Chester Foulsham, 17901883 (aged 93 years)

Name
Chester /Foulsham/
Given names
Chester
Surname
Foulsham
Birth calculated 1790
Citation details: Census: Chester FOULSHAM and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0001090670 : accessed 20 Mar 2022

1881 England - Census transcript - Chester Foulsham - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Chester Foulsham head Mar 43 architect Lambeth, Surrey
Sarah Foulsham wife Mar 44 Eastchurch, Kent
Thomas Foulsham son single 3 St Pancras, London
Daisy Foulsham daughter single 1 St Pancras, London
Chester Foulsham father widower 91 none Suffolk
Anne Covency mother-in-law widow 73 Queenborough, Kent
Anne Wilmot servant single 50 housemaid Southwark, Surrey
Susan Russell servant single 26 cooke Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire
Rosina Brattle srvant single 17 nursemaid Rochester, Kent
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799 (aged 9 years)

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795 (aged 5 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in. The start of free trade was announced.

Historical Event
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797 (aged 7 years)

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War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 25 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 19 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 22 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 28 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 30 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier.

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 35 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 45 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 54 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 69 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 75 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War.

Marriage of a childChester FoulshamSarah CoveneyView this family
between April 1874 and June 1874 (aged 84 years)
Citation details: Census: Chester FOULSHAM and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0001090670 : accessed 20 Mar 2022
Citation details: Marriage: Chester FOULSHAM and Sarah COVENEY (1874), vol: 1D, p: 446, https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FM%2F1874%2F2%2FAZ%2F000100%2F321 : accessed 30 Mar 2022

1881 England - Census transcript - Chester Foulsham - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Chester Foulsham head Mar 43 architect Lambeth, Surrey
Sarah Foulsham wife Mar 44 Eastchurch, Kent
Thomas Foulsham son single 3 St Pancras, London
Daisy Foulsham daughter single 1 St Pancras, London
Chester Foulsham father widower 91 none Suffolk
Anne Covency mother-in-law widow 73 Queenborough, Kent
Anne Wilmot servant single 50 housemaid Southwark, Surrey
Susan Russell servant single 26 cooke Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire
Rosina Brattle srvant single 17 nursemaid Rochester, Kent
Birth of a granddaughterDaisy Sarah Foulsham
November 29, 1879 (aged 89 years)
Citation details: Census: Charles Alfred LAW and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00793/0993/1 : accessed 20 Mar 2022
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Citation details: Birth: Daisy Sarah FOULSHAM (1879), vol: 1B, p:204, https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FB%2F1879%2F4%2FAZ%2F000192%2F106 : accessed 20 Mar 2022
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Mother's maiden name: Coveney

Citation details: War register: Charles A LAW and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/0260/0260I/004/03 : accessed 20 Mar 2022
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 91 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (18 years after death)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (18 years after death)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 75 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 77 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 83 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Birth of a grandsonChester Thomas Foulsham
calculated 1878 (aged 88 years)
Citation details: Census: Chester FOULSHAM and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0007573212 : accessed 20 Mar 2022

1901 England - Census transcript - Chester Foulsham - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Chester Foulsham head widower 63 Architect & surveyor own account Lambeth, London
Chester T. Foulsham son single 23 Brewer's assistant St Pancras, London
Daisy S. Foulsham daughter single 21 St Pancras, London
Isabella McCann servant single 20 Cook Armagh, Ireland
Florence K. Edwards servant single 19 Housemaid Islington, London
Census April 3, 1881 (aged 91 years)
Address: 9, Caversham Road, St Pancras, London
Citation details: Census: Chester FOULSHAM and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0001090670 : accessed 20 Mar 2022
Date of entry in original source: April 3, 1881

1881 England - Census transcript - Chester Foulsham - Household

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Chester Foulsham head Mar 43 architect Lambeth, Surrey
Sarah Foulsham wife Mar 44 Eastchurch, Kent
Thomas Foulsham son single 3 St Pancras, London
Daisy Foulsham daughter single 1 St Pancras, London
Chester Foulsham father widower 91 none Suffolk
Anne Covency mother-in-law widow 73 Queenborough, Kent
Anne Wilmot servant single 50 housemaid Southwark, Surrey
Susan Russell servant single 26 cooke Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire
Rosina Brattle srvant single 17 nursemaid Rochester, Kent
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 91 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area.

Death April 30, 1883 (aged 93 years)
Address: 9 Caversham-road Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex
Citation details: Probate: Chester FOULSHAM (1883), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBOR/GOVPROBATE/C/1883-1883/00014031 : accessed 20 Mar 2022