Son of Thomas Plowman of Sherborne - possible family details.
born: c.1647/8 Sherborne?
married: Elizabeth (Daubeney of Gorwell? See Note), of Rimpton. (buried 26 Oct 1720 at Long Bredy,
Dorset.) Her will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 17 December 1721 PROB 11/582 A rough transcription
died: 20 Oct. 1712, Long Bredy, buried 23 Oct. 1712.
Educated at Sherborne School c.1650. (described as the son of
Thomas Plowman of Sherborne in the 4th edition of the Sherborne Register.)
B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford 25 Feb. 1668/9.
Returned to Sherborne School as an Usher, or junior master.
Resigned Michaelmas 1674 because of the prohibition on clerical duty whilst
being an Usher at the school to become:
Vicar of Abbotsbury 1
Rector of Winterborne
Steepleton 23 April 1694.
Rector of Winterborne
Came 9 May and Winterborne Faringdon 16 Nov. 1696.
Rector of Long Bredy 5 July 1701.
there is a monument to his memory in the Chancel.
He is listed as a subscriber in "Walker's Suffering of the Clergy".
4. William Plowman.
1. George Plowman.
born: 12 July 1685, bapt. 15 July 1685, Abbotsbury.
died: buried 16 Oct 1685, Litton Cheney
2. Daubeney Plowman.
born: 1686 bapt. 2 Dec. 1686, at Gorwell Farm, Abbotsbury. Still living 1690 - mentioned in his maternal grandfather's will.
3. Ann Plowman
born: 1688 bapt. 14 August 1688, Winterborne Steepleton.
married: Gilbert/Gylbard Langdon 7 March 1707, Melcombe Regis
Vicar of Mudford, Somerset. His will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 06 May 1778 PROB 11/1042
born: 1690 bapt. 17 July 1690, Winterborne Steepleton.
5. John Plowman, of whom presently;
6. George Plowman
born: 1694 bapt. 5 June 1694, Winterborne Steepleton.
7. Elizabeth Plowman
born: 6 June 1696 bapt. 4 July 1696, Winterborne Steepleton.
8. Catherine Plowman
born: 24 October 1698 bapt. 22 November 1698, Winterborne Came.
9. James Plowman
died: buried 4 Aug 1701, Long Bredy.
born: 14 June 1700 bapt. 25 June 1700, Winterborne Came.
died: 1701 bur. 21 May 1701, Winterborne Came.
The Sherborne Register
Plowman, William, son of T Plowman, Sherborne; Wadham Coll,
Oxf. M.A. (Magdalen Coll): Usher of the School 1667; resigned Michaelmas 1674,
but continued to act as Usher until Midsummer 1675, "because his successor,
Oliver Philipps, was prevented from coming"; Vicar of Abbotsbury 1674, Rector of
Winterborne Steepleton 1694; of Winterborne Came 1696; of Long Bredy 1701-12:
d.1712 (son 1710).
Plowman, John, Sherborne; Governor 1691; Warden 1698.
Plowman, John, son of Rev W. Plowman (O.S.), Long Bredy,
b.1695, Wadham Coll, Oxf 1712; B.A. (Ch.Ch.) 1716.
A History of Sherborne School by
A B Gourlay
WILLIAM PLOWMAN, 1667, was another O.S. and
affords an illustration of the difficulties that could arise over a master's
teaching licence. In 1670 he had been furnished with the official certificate of
approval for transmission to the ordinary. This was based on the Statutes of
1592, and Plowman claimed that by swearing before the school Warden never to
teach Papistry "he is become Perfect and Compleat Usher to all intents and
purposes. And he did repaire to the Citty of New Sarum" with his headmaster
to suscribe to the Act of Uniformity, only to find himself fobbed off on the day
by the Dean's deputy who accepted the master, but rejected the usher. Evidently
there were two sides to the case and in 1672 Plowman was forced to appeal to the
Governors, reporting "that the Deane has lately again cited him (as several
times within the Compasse of 12 months past) to appear at his Court at Sarum to
show cause why he should not be excommunicated (amongst other things) for
refusing to take a licence to teach as Usher here."
This Dean of Salisbury was Ralph Brideoake, in his time
headmaster and feoffe of Manchester Grammar School and therefore presumably well
versed in academic procedure and quite aware of what he was doing. None the less
the Sherborne Governors supported Plowman, took the matter successfully to court
and paid the costs. In spite of this, three years later they were not prepared
to waive in his case the prohibition on clerical duty and Plowman had to resign
in consequence. But this did not stop him in after years from sending his own
son to the school.
Extract from " The Rectors of Long Bredy in Dorset
1500-1815" by Canon F E Trotman.
W, Plowman was the son of Thomas Plowman of Sherborne, educated
at the famous school, and Usher or Lower Master there 1667-75. He was 17 when he
matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, in 1664: resigned his post at the School
in 1674 to become Vicar of Abbotsbury; passed on to Winterborne Steepleton in
1694 and Came in 1686; and became Rector of Long Bredy in 1701. A son, William
also of Wadham College, was born when his father was at Steepleton and a
daughter, Catherine was buried at Long Bredy in 1701. Elizabeth Plowman of
Rimpton, buried(?) at Rimpton, buried at Long Bredy in 1720 was Probably his
widow. The Rector's own monument is in the Chancel.
"P.M.S. GW: Plowman A.M. Luj eccliae Rectoris qui obit Octob
Vicesimo anno. Dom. 1712"
born: 1692 bapt. 6 September 1692 Winterbourne Steepleton
married: Mary Chapman, of Tolpuddle, 11 Feb. 1723/4 at Blandford St Mary. (She died Feb. 1745, buried 14 Feb.)
died: Jan 1769 Tolpuddle (buried 25 Jan) His will is held by the Dorset Record Office.
Wadham College, matric. 4 April 1712 aged 17
B.A. from Christchurch 1716
Vicar of Tolpuddle
25 May 1719 and of Tincleton.
1. John Plowman
born: 1724, baptised 01 November 1724 Tolpuddle.
died: 1724 buried at Tolpuddle 15 November 1724
born:1726, baptised 31 March 1726
married: Thomas Bateson 12 September 1758, Tolpuddle.
The marriage was witnessed by Henry and Elizabeth Plowman.
born: circa 1727, baptised 24 March 1727, Tolpuddle
4. Henry Plowman
married: A Mary Plowman married a John Gardiner of Yeovil 20 October 1746, Ansford, Somerset.
In the wills of both her father (see below) and brother John, Mary Gardiner is to receive an annual sum directly into her hand and not into the hand of her husband.
born: 1730, baptised 01 October 1730 Tolpuddle
5. (Will)anna Maria
died: 1730 Buried at Tolpuddle 29 November 1730)
born: 1732, baptised 28 June 1732 Tolpuddle
married: John Shitler 3 February 1756, Tolpuddle.
died: 1808 aged 70 (memorial in grave yard)
The marriage was witnessed by Henry and John Plowman.
Recorded baptisms for children of John Shitler & Willanna Maria:
1) John, baptised at Tolpuddle on 10 Nov 1756.
2) Elizabeth, baptised at Tolpuddle on 3 Jan 1757.
6. Henry Plowman
born: c.1734, baptised 13 November 1734 Tolpuddle
died: 1762 (A Henry Plowman was buried at Tolpuddle 22 March 1762)
Oriel College matric. 12 May 1756 aged 17.
born: 1739 bapt. 9 September 1739, Tolpuddle
8. John Plowman, of whom presently
married: Rev Gilbert Langdon 25 Nov. 1766, Tolpuddle.
The marriage was witnessed by Ann and John Shitler.
Recorded baptisms for children of Gilbert Langdon & Elizabeth:
1) Elizabeth, baptised at Tolpuddle on 7 Jan 1768.
2) Gilbert, baptised at Piddletown on 3 Aug 1771, buried 16 May 1776 at Piddletown.
3) John, baptised at Piddletown on 30 Aug 1773.
4) Kitty, baptised at Piddletown on 14 Mar 1775.
5) Ann, baptised at Piddletown on 31 dec 1776.
6) Gilbert, baptised at Piddletown on 30 Jul 1778.
7) Gilbert Henry, baptised at Piddletown on 3 Jan 1780.
THE WILL OF JOHN PLOWMAN
Dorchester Public Record Office
In the name of God amen. I John Plowman clirk, Vicar of
Tolpiddle in the County of Dorset do declare this my last Will and testament in
Manner and Form following. I commit my body to Christian Burial. My soul I
recommend to God, in hopes to be saved in and through the Merits and Mediation
of my saviour Jesus.
My worldly goods and effects I dispose thereof in manner and form
I give to my daughter Elizabeth Langdon, littles living, to her
child or children if she haves any during their lives by who(?) it is held, but
if she dies without any, then to return to my son John and Will Anna Maria
Shitler, to be divided between them; also I give to my said daughter Elizabeth
Langdon, my living at Burleston, called Hilliers, and to her child or children,
and after her decease, to her husband, if he shall be living, for the life of my
daughter Shitler. I give to my son in law Thomas Bateson and to his wife one
shilling each, and whereas I am endebted to him the sum of two hundred pounds
for which I have given him bond, I do, if he shall think proper to deliver up
the bond, given to him my living called Popes, to be settled upon his wife after
his decease should she survive him. I give to my son in law John Shitler and to
his wife one shilling each. As to my estates called Sheepherds, Braggs and my
divers any(?) estate called Joyces lying at Burleston and all goods and chattels
and all debts due to me at my decease. I shall give the same to my son John
Plowman, my son in law Gilbert Langdon and to my son in law John Shitler and
also Ball pose(?) to be held by them disposed thereof as they shall think fit
for the payment of my just debts. I give to my son John Plowman my leasehold
estate, held by lease from the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church College, Oxon,
during the term by them to me granted, and to be by him renewed and purchased as
shall think fit, paying out of the profits thereof to Gilbert Langdon and John
Shitler, in trust for my daughter Mary Gardiner, for her use only, the sum of
twelve pounds yearly, during her life to be received and paid to her, and no
body else, and her receipt to be their discharge. My books and goods to be sold
towards the discharge of my just debts unless the sale of my estates shall be
sufficient for the purpose.
I do nominate and appoint my son John Plowman my sole executor.
Wittness my hand and seal this eighth day of December 1766. John Plowman.
The second day of February 1768(?). The above written Will of John
Plowman late Vicar of Tolpiddle in the County of Dorset and Diocese of Bristol
deceased was proved by Oath of John Plowman Clerk the natural and lawful son of
the said deceased and sole Executor above named to whom Administration of all
and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted he
being first Sworne upon the Holy Evangelists well and faithfully to administer
the same and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said
Goods Chattels and Credits and to exhibit the same into the Registry of the
Bishop of Bristol and to render a just Account thereof when thereunto lawfully
required. Sworne before me J W Booth Snr(?).
born: 1740 bapt. 20 Oct. 1740, Tolpuddle.
married: firstly: Mary Warren
secondly - 7 Nov. 1776 Elizabeth Gollop,spinster of Holy Trinity, Dorchester.
The marriage was witnessed by Eliza Maria Foy & Thomas Gollop.
died: 1784 Toller Porcorum. His will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 22 May 1784 PROB 11/1117 A rough transcription
Wadham College matric. 4 April 1759 aged 17.
Curate of Tolpuddle 1764
Vicar of Toller
He appears in the 1780 Male Servant Tax returns as having one servant.
Trustee of the Maiden Newton Turnpike.
children by his first wife:
1. John Warren Plowman
born: 1768 bapt. 15 Feb. 1768 Tolpuddle
2. John Warren Plowman
died: 1768 buried 18 Feb. 1768 Tolpuddle.
born: 1771 bapt. 4 Oct. 1771 Toller Porcorum
Children by his second wife:
3. Thomas Plowman
married: 18 May 1796 Anna Langdon, Milton Abbas (Youngest daughter of the Rev Gilbert Langdon of Milton Abbey)(An Ann Plowman, widow, married Samuel Fitzherbert of the parish of Chideock Dorset, 31-Mar 1802 by licence at Milton Abbey.)
died: 17 Nov. 1798 Milton Abbas. His will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 30 May 1799 PROB 11/1324
Oriel College 20 May 1790 aged 18.
Reynolds exhibition. Exeter College 1791; B.A. 1794
Vicar of Stogursey
He had two sons who both died in infancy
1) John Langdon Plowman bapt. 29 Mar 1797 at Milton Abbas, Dorset
2) John Plowman bapt. 1 Aug 1798 at Milton Abbas, Dorset
born: 1777 bapt. 28 Sept. 1777 Toller Porcorum.
married: 10 September 1801, Cattistock, Mary(Molly?) Hobbs (died 27 Dec 1855). Witnessed by Thos. Hobbs and Mary Warren Plowman
died: 5 Oct. 1856 North Curry, Somerset.
Occupation & Residence:
1815, Miller, Cattistock, Dorset
1813, Miller, Cattistock, Dorset
1817, Miller, Cattistock, Dorset
1841, Relief Officer Chard Union, Chard, Somerset
1846, Relief Officer Chard Union, Chard, Somerset
1851, Retired Relief Officer Chard Union, North Curry, Somerset
born: 17 June 1779 Toller Porcorum.
For the possible children of Thomas Plowman click here:
4. Henry Plowman, of whom presently.
5. George Plowman
born: 1780 bapt. 11 Sept. 1780 Toller Porcorum
6. Mary Warren
He went out to Montego Bay, Jamaica but nothing was heard of him since 1817.
born: 3 Sept. 1782 Toller Porcorum
married: 1820 William MacIntyre, Surgeon
died: 1863 Brighton
They had two daughters.
i. Harriet Elizabeth
born: 23 September 1822
ii. Mary Sarah
married: 16 May 1844 at All Souls, Saint Marylebone, London, John Gregory Forbes (MRCS & LSA 1841 and FRCS 1850) he died 19 March 1890
died: 28 July 1889
1881 Census Return
1. William Keith Forbes
born: c1845 Paddington
2. Marion Forbes
3. John Gregory Forbes
married: 18 Jan 1883 Mary Caroline Angell
died: 15 June 1918, Melbourne, Australia
He took Holy Orders in Australia.
born: 1848 Paddington
4. James Keith Forbes
married: 1878 Emma Louisa Whatman (Dec 1878 Kensington 1a 217)
died: 18 May 1917 (Jun 1917 Depwade 4b 273)
Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1870; M.A. 1873. J.P. for Cambs.
Ord. deacon (London) 1872; priest (Bishop Claughton, for Rochester) 1874.
Curate of St Anne's, Highgate Rise, Middlesex, 1872-4.
Curate of Pebmarsh, Essex, 1874-5.
Curate of Hythe, Kent, 1875-6. P.C. of Lydd, 1876-80.
Vicar of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, 1880-90.
Rector of Chesterton, Cambs., 1890-9. Select Preacher, 1896.
Rector of Dickleburgh, Norfolk, 1900-17.
The 1881 Census has him listed as the Vicar Of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex.
1890 Vicar of Chesterton, near Cambridge. The 1901 Census lists him & his wife at Dickleburgh, Norfolk.
born: 1849 Paddington
Married: 8 March 1881, Helen Libra Place at Valparaiso, Chile
died: 12 July 1901
The 1891 & 1901 Censuses have a James Forbes, Bank Accountant, living at Willesden with a wife Helen and the following children:
5. Jesse Forbes
a. Harriet Jessie Forbes
born: 1882 Valparaiso, Chile
b. Carlos MacIntyre Keith Forbes
born: 1885 Valparaiso, Chile
c. Santiago Keith Forbes
born: 1886 Valparaiso, Chile
born: 1850 Paddington
6. Charles MacIntyre Forbes
married: 1876 Richard Marrack, Barrister at Law (Jun 1876 Kensington 1a 199)
died: 1906 (Dec 1906 Barnet 3a 178)
The 1881, 1891 & 1901 Censuses do not show any children
born: 27 December 1854 Paddington
7. Harriet Forbes
died: April 1874 (Jun 1874 Kensington 1a 37)
The 1901 Census shows her living in Reigate with two sisters.
8. Margaret Forbes
The 1901 Census shows her living in Reigate with two sisters.
9. Anna Forbes
10. Elizabeth Forbes
The 1901 Census shows her living in Reigate with two sisters.
11. Andrew Forbes
born: 1863 Paddington
12. Henry Warren Forbes
The 1901 Census has an Andrew Forbes, a consulting mechanical engineer, living in Headingby, Yorkshire with a wife, Mary, and two servants.
In the 1911 Census Andrew & Mary are living in Hampstead.
born: 1864 Paddington
13. Mary Forbes
married: 1901 Evelyn Kate Ashfield
died: 26 February 1919, Rookhope, Durham
Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1886; M.A. 1890
Ordained deacon (York) 1887 and priest, 1888.
Curate of Hessle, Yorks., 1887-92.
Curate of St John's, Deptford, Kent, 1892-4.
Vicar of Lode, Cambs., 1894-1902.
Rector of Conington, Hunts., 1902-8.
Rector of Fen Ditton, Cambs., 1908-15.
Vicar of Rookhope, Durham, 1915-19
In 1891 he was the Curate of Hessle, Yorkshire and the 1891 Census lists Harriet and Margaret Forbes as residing with him. Both are described as "Living On Own Means".
In 1901 he was vicar of Bottesham Lode, Cambridge and the 1901 Census lists Marion, Mary & Anna Forbes as residing with him. All three are described as "Living On Own Means".
The 1911 Census shows just Henry and Evelyn with three servants.
born: 26 Dec 1824
married: 3 October 1863 Dr James Davenport, a widower with two daughters.
died: 25 October 1887, Brighton
There were no children from this marriage.
1881 Census Return
married: firstly - 10 December 1817 Mary Elizabeth Kirkham at Winterborne Houghton. She died in 1820. Her death is noted as the 11th July in the July to December 1820 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine.
secondly - 14 March 1822 Frances Louisa Taunton at Bradford Peverell, witnesses R C Sabine and A Taunton. [born: 1800, died: 27 Feb. 1857, Kempson, Beds. Her will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 17 July 1857 PROB 11/2255 An Extract]
died: 1 March 1842, Dorchester. His will is recorded at the National Archives ref: 25 April 1842 PROB 11/1961A rough transcription of his will
He was Surgeon R.N. and served in many ships of war during the early part
of the nineteenth century:
ORION 31 March 1801 to 10 July 1804. The National Archives holds the will of Henry Plowman,
as a Surgeon's First Mate, dated 15 January 1802.
PRINCE from 13th April 1803 to 5th January 1805.
THUNDER from 26th January 1804 to 4th September 1805.
AMPHION from 5th September 1805 to 30th November 1807.
BARFLEUR from 9th March 1808 to 15th May 1809 and was present at the
evacuation at Corunna in 1809. The Surgeon's logs for 1808 and 1809 are held at the National Archives ref: ADM 101/89/2/. It appears that Henry was one of the surgeons who removed the arm of General Sir David Baird.
TRIUMPH from 16th May 1809 to 8th August 1810. Henry Plowman is mentioned in an article by
Dr William Burnet about Mercury Vapour Poisoning.
The actions and diagnosis of mercury vapour poisoning by Henry
Plowman have also been cited by Michael Doherty MD in his 2003 paper
Quicksliver Prize: Mercury vapor poisoning aboard HMS Triumph and HMS
The ST ALBAN'S from 24th November 1810 to 1st October 1811.
BARFLEUR from 6th October 1811 to 27th October 1812, Captain Sir Thomas Masterman
Hardy in command.
RAMILLIES from 2nd November 1812 to 25th August 1815. Captain
Sir T M Hardy Bart. was
appointed to the RAMILLIES in August 1812 until June 1815. (Henry seems to have been on good terms with Hardy judging
by Hardy's letters.
The 1828 Navy List has Henry as a supernumerary surgeon attached to HMS HYPERION at Newhaven with effect from 15th December 1827.
RAMILLIES was the last ship in which Henry Plowman served as surgeon
before he married. He lived at 9 Portman Street, Portman Square,
London until 1826. There after he spent one or two years on the
Sussex coast, where he was employed as Surgeon RN, visiting such
places as Littlehampton, Bognor, Goring, Worthing etc.. This began
about February 1827 and ended about 19 Sept. 1828, from that date he
retired on half pay for life. About Michaelmas in the same year 1828
he and his wife went to Charminster , Dorset, and there they resided
until the first week in April 1831, when they began residence in
South Street, Dorchester.
He is listed in the 1831 Dorset Poll book along with Joseph Slade and the Rev H John Williams who were married to Frances' sisters. They all had interest in the same property in Cattistock
occupied by a John Harris. (The 1841 Census for Cattistock has two John Harris, father and son aged 75 & 35, with both listed a "Yeoman".
Henry also appears in the Register of Voters of
Dorset 1838-9 as voter number 5498, qualifying by the "Lease of
Land for Years" with a Robert Phelps listed as tenant. The 1840 & 1841 Electoral Registers for Dorset have the three brothers-in-law and Robert Phelps as entitled to vote
in respect of property situated within the Parish of Winterborne Monckton. Phelps as the occupier and the others as Copyholders.
Henry is listed as one of the original subscribers to and commitee member of the Dorchester Dispensary from 1836 until its closure in 1841. He was then a member of the management committee of the Dorset County Hospital from 1838 until his death in 1842.
Henry Plowman was buried on 7th March 1842 in a new family vault in St.
Peter's Church, where there is
also a small
mural tablet to the memory of
both he and his wife. His widow moved to Kempston, Beds., to live
with her sister, Margaret Sophia, and her husband, Rev
John Hamilton Williams, the
Vicar of Kempston. The 1851 Census for Kempston lists Frances Plowman
as a "Gentlewoman".
his daughter by his first wife:
1. Emily Mary
JOHN HERBERT PLOWMAN
born: 11 Sept. 1818, 9, Portman Street
his children by his second wife:
2. Thomas Henry Plowman
bapt: 09 Oct. 1818 Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, England.
died: 27 May 1819, 9, Portman Street.
born: 7 March 1830 Charminster, bapt. 5 April 1832 St. Peter's,Dorchester. Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy Bt was a godfather.
3. William Taunton Plowman
married: Mary Carter Smith, 4 Feb. 1862. She died 16 Feb 1865 (Mar 1865 Bath 5c 580)
died: 23 February 1911, Kew, Surrey.
B.A. Trinity College, Cambridge 1853. M.A. 1857.
He married Mary at St. Lukes, Old Charlton, Kent. She died at Bath and was buried, with her daughter, in the Locksbrook Cemetery.
His diary for 1890 is held by the Society of Genealogists
1 Ruth Plowman
born: 8 Feb 1865, Bath.
died: 9 Feb 1865, Bath (Mar 1865 Bath 5c 579)
born: 6 Oct. 1831 Dorchester
4. John Herbert Plowman, of whom presently:
married: Catherine Ann Handstaff 5 Sept. 1859
died: Missing 20 April 1865
He became M.R.C.S. Engl. in 1853; M.D. St. Andrews in 1854 and L.S.A. London in 1858. He was married at Hatch Branchamps, Somerset.
Afterwards he resided at St. Austell, Cornwall. He appears in the London Gazette twice in 1860. Firstly, in July dissolving a partnership with a Roger Devine
McManus "in the practice or profession of a Surgeon, Apothecary and Accoucheur". Secondly, in the December where a William T Plowman receives a Commission signed by the
Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall as a Honorary Assistant-Surgeon to the 9th Cornwall Rifle Volunteer Corps.
Returning from a second voyage to Australia, made unaccompanied by wife or child, he left
Moreton Bay, Queensland on 1 April 1865 onboard the "Fiery Star". On 20 April he put off in one of the boats, the ship being on fire, and was
never seen again.
1 William Henry Monckton Plowman
bapt: 13 Sept. 1860 St. Austell.
died: 27 Nov. 1861 St. Austell
2 Frances Louisa Taunton
born: 30 Nov. 1861 St. Austell.
died: 1947 (Dec 1947 Taunton 7c 198)
born:: 9 Feb. 1836 Dorchester
married: Caroline Wicks 2 Oct. 1861, Heigham, Norwich. (Dec 1861 Norwich 4b 275) She was
buried 18 Aug. 1923 aged 88, address 10 Bedford Avenue, Bexhill on Sea. (Sep 1923 Battle 2b 59)
died: 28 March 1890 Burbage, Wilts. (Mar 1890 Pewsey 5a 127)
He went from Uppingham School to Trinity College, Cambridge and
took his B.A. in 1858. M.A. in 1866. Ordained Deacon 28 Sept. 1859, Priest 21
Sept. 1860 in the Parish Church of Eccleshall, Staffordshire by John Lonsdale,
Bishop of Lichfield.
Curate of Lee Brockhurst, Salop. 1859-61
Rector of St John's Toronto, Canada 1862-66
Curate of Heytesbury, Wilts. 1866-79. Domestic Chaplain to Lord Heytesbury, 1877-79.
Vicar of Burbage,Wilts. 1879-90
The 1871 Census lists him living in Little London, Heytesbury with his wife, four children and three servants.
1881 Census Return
He was buried there on 1st April 1890 and there is a monument in the
Churchyard to his memory. His widow and three children moved to 181 Albion Road, Stoke Newington.
HERBERT WILLIAM THOMAS PLOWMAN
1. Herbert William Thomas Plowman, of whom presently:
2. Arthur Clement Plowman
born: 12 July 1863 Toronto, Canada
3. Frances Mary Elizabeth
died: September 1939 (Sep 1939 Battle 2b 77)
He passed the Preliminary Law Examination in 1862 but was never "articled".
1881 Census Return
Listed as a Clerk with a Tea Broker in the 1901 Census.
born: 21 July 1865 Toronto, Canada
4. Thomas Alexander (MacDougall) Plowman
married: 28 Sept 1893, Christs Church, Rawal Pindi, Punjab, India, Capt.(later Major) Charles William Allport R.A.M.C., second son of Henry Allport Esq of Co Cork, Ireland. Died: 15 February 1933, Great Yarmouth.
died: 1947 Great Yarmouth (Mar 1947 Yarmouth 4b 627)1881 Census Return
born: 25 March 1867 Heytesbury, Wilts. baptised: 18 October 1867 (Jun 1867 Warminster 5a 151)
5. William Plowman
died: 1951 - One Thomas A Plowman is recorded as dying in Dublin aged 83 (1Q1951 Dublin South 2 377)
1881 Census Return.
1901 Irish Census - Residence; 4 Grantham Street, Dublin. Occupation: Tea Agent
1911 Irish Census - Residence; 4 Grantham Street, Dublin. Occupation: Traveller
On 18th June 1918, in Dublin, Thomas Alexander Plowman (21152) enlisted in the Army Pay Corps aged 50. He was demobilised 23rd April 1920 as a Corporal having spent
all his time in the Army in Dublin as a Clerk. His application for a disability pension due to Rheumatism brought on by working in a damp room was rejected. His previous occupation was given as
a "traveller in tea" for R S Christie, 22 Eustace St, Dublin. On discharge his address was 4 Grantham Street, Dublin.
born:: 20 February 1872, Heytesbury, Wilts (Mar 1872 Warminster 5a 163)
6. Edith Margaret Campbell
died: 20 February 1872, Heytesbury, Wilts. Buried 22 February 1872. (Mar 1872 Warminster 5a 107)
Baptised at birth and lived for about an hour
born:: 12 Oct. 1874 Heytesbury, Wilts. baptised: 30 November 1874 (Dec 1874 Warminster 5a 159)
7. Ellen Maud
died: 7 March 1952, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. (Mar 1952 Hastings 5h 380)
born: 26 Feb. 1877 Heytesbury, Wilts. baptised: 2 April 1877 (Jun 1877 Warminster 5a 165)
died: 24 September 1956, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex (Sep 1956 Battle 5h 20)
born: 13 July 1862 Toronto, Canada
married: Louisa Goodwin 9 Oct. 1888, St. Thomas' Church, Dudley. (Dec 1888 Dudley 6c 56) She died: 22 February 1948, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.(Mar 1848 Battle 5h 13)
died: 19 Oct. 1902 Dudley, Worcestershire, buries St. James'. (Dec 1902 Dudley 6c 53)
B.A. Trinity College, Dublin in 1884. M.A. in 1892.
Ordained Deacon in 1885 and Priest 1886 at Sarum.
Curate of Warminster, Wilts 1885-87.
Curate of Hucknall-Torkard, Notts. 1887-90.
Curate of St. Anthony, Stepney, 1890-92.
1881 Census Return
He was appointed to an Indian Chaplaincy in 1892. He sailed for
Bombay on the 4th November with his wife, son and his sister Frances Mary
Chaplain (Ecclesiastical Establishment):
Rawal Pindi 1893-94
1 Clifford Henry Fitzherbert Plowman, of whom presently;
CLIFFORD HENRY FITZHERBERT PLOWMAN
born: 23 July 1889 Butler's Hill, Nottingham
married: 1 May 1924 St. John's, Westminster, Nora Margaret Pottinger Tweedy only daughter of G.A. Tweedy.
died: 25 Oct. 1948 Bedford.
Educated: Kings School, Ely. Trinity College, Cambridge. B.A. (Classical Tripos);
C.M.G. 1937, O.B.E 1928, J.P. Beds. 1941. FZS; FRES (Royal Empire Soc.).
Entered Colonial Civil Service as Assistant District Commissioner
East Africa Protectorate 1912: Political Officer Turkana Expedition, 1915
(African General Service medal and clasp); Acting officer in charge, Northern
Frontier District 1919-20; seconded to Foreign Office as H M Vice-Consul, Harar,
Ethiopia 1920; transferred to Somaliland as H M Consul Harar 1922. H M Charge
d'Affairs, Addis Ababa 1925-26: Political Officer and Assistant Commissioner
British Somaliland - Ethiopia Boundary Commission 1931-33; Secretary to the
Government of Somaliland 1933-40. Administered Government of Somaliland on
several occasions, 1934-39; retired 1940; employed in Civil Defence, Beds. (A.R.P.S.),1940-41; attached General Staff, War
Office, 1941-43; Home Guard (Captain) 1940-44, Oriental Secretary Addis Ababa
1945-47: Silver Jubilee medal, 1935; Coronation medal, 1937; Order of the Star of
Ethiopia (2nd class), 1930 - Coronation of Haile Silassie.
RONALD TWEEDY FITZHERBERT PLOWMAN
1. Pamela Margaret
2. Kathleen Nora
3. Ronald Tweedy Fitzherbert Plowman, of
born: 10 July 1928 Harah, Ethiopia
married: 5 January 1957, RAF Butterworth,
Malaya, Marilyn Margery Pitman, only child of Cdr S.R.J. Pitman R.N.
died: 17 July 2004, Royal United Hospital, Bath. His ashes were interred at All Saints Church, Odiham, Hants 9 October 2004.
B.A. Trinity College, Cambridge.
National Service February 1947 until March 1949, 2nd Lieutenant
Royal Army Service Corps. October 1949 to June 1952 Trinity College. Squadron
Leader, Royal Air Force, October 1952 to October 1968. General Service Medal:
Malaya 1957. Senior First Officer British Airways, 1968 to 1981. College of Arms
STEPHEN JAMES FITZHERBERT PLOWMAN
1. Stephen James Fitzherbert Plowman of whom presently
2. Alexandra Claire
born: 22 July 1970, Basingstoke
M.A. (Classics) New Hall, Cambridge 1992.
born: 24 September 1959, Portsmouth
married: 12 January 1991, St
Etheldreda's, Ely Place, Holborn, Katherine Margaret Carver BSc RM RGN, eldest daughter of Capt. P.M. Carver R.N., Under Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn.
TD 1993 FSA (Scot)
Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, September 1978 until May 1981. September 1981 onwards, the Lloyd's of London insurance market. The
Treasurer and a Trustee of the Lloyd's Volunteer Forces Fund. Major, Territorial Army, firstly with The
Queen's Regiment and then The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment upon the former's merger with the
Royal Hampshire Regt. Freeman of the City of London, 21 February 1994. Golden Jubilee Medal 2002. Volunteer Reserves Service Medal 2003.
1. Frances Mary Elizabeth
born: 29 September 1991, Guy's Hospital, London.
2. Christopher Malcolm Fitzherbert Plowman
born: 9 April 1993, King's Hospital, London.
3. Alexander James Carver Plowman
born: 5 July 1998, Corner House, Albany Road, Fleet.