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20-07-2006, 11:49 PM
My great grandmother appears on the 1881 census as a scholar at this school. The headmaster was Paul Clarke, a retired Wesleyan minister. We have no connection to Bucks prior or subsequent to this and I'm wondering what she was doing there and whether anyone knows anything about this place. It's not to be confused with another Hampden House which was a school in the 1940s. The one I'm interested in was in Brill. Just for info her name was Rebecca Bristow (later Darby). Any ideas how i could find out what she did later...my gran always told me she became a concert pianist and indeed she appears again in 1901 as a music teacher in Lancashire.
16-09-2011, 1:57 PM
A great aunt of mine named Alice Cox was also listed as one of the scholars at this school in the 1881 census, but on the list I have found it does not include your relation Rebecca Bristow
16-09-2011, 2:48 PM
...and Alice Cox is on a later page, The National Archives; RG11/1494 f 26 p 27.
16-09-2011, 2:55 PM
The 1883 Kelly's Directory shows Rev. Paul Clarke as the Minister of the Wesleyan Chapel (not retired)
16-09-2011, 3:03 PM
Photo at http://apps1.buckscc.gov.uk/eforms2005/photolibrary/photos/bri0024.jpg
Prospectus etc at http://members.multimania.co.uk/Chaundy/ox_census_Will_John_Mary.html
16-09-2011, 4:05 PM
In 1901 she appears to be at The National Archives; RG 13/3912 f 158 p 6
She is working on her own account, at home which can only mean that she gave lessons at home to some pupils but there's no way of telling how busy she really was with this.
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