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Diaries of Revd William Wallace

  • MC 205
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1842

Diaries (in Rees' Improved Diaries) of Revd William Wallace, incumbent of Thorpe Abbots, 1838-1868, and, from 1836, curate of Roydon. Wallace was at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and died in 1868. The diaries are terse and are mainly concerned with farming affairs. A few family matters and sudden deaths in the neigbourhood are mentioned, but little on the pastoral side save notes of other clergy serving his churches, or he theirs. He came into residence at Thorpe early in 1840. A visit to Southampton is recorded in September 1840 and a Handel Festival in September 1842.

William Wallace; fl 1836-1842; clergyman; Thorpe Abbots and Roydon, Norfolk

Photograph and Postcard Album of Private (later Lance Corporal) Robert Benifer of the Royal Norfolk Regiment

  • MC 2149
  • Fonds
  • c 1907-c 1918

In 1912, 8201 Private Robert Benifer was based in G Company, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment at Aldershot, Hants. He was posted to India, probably with the 2nd Battalion, which was based at Belgaum in the west of the country, but which was sent to Mesopotamia after the outbreak of the First World War. By 1916, he was with the 2nd Norfolk Regiment, attached to the Australian Flying Corps and by 1918, he was a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Norfolks at Baghdad.
Little is revealed about Benifer himself from the album, except that he had connections with Wormegay (his sister lived there before moving with her husband, Albert Turner and their children to Yorkshire) and possibly with Woking, Surrey, the subject of some of the picture postcards. Some of the photographs depict people in Salvation Army uniform. The album also suggests that Benifer was interested in sport, especially boxing.
Two registers of the houses in Wimbotsham and their inhabitants nd [1915] and 1917 (see list MC 1981/4-5) list the Benifer family, including Robert, who was said to be 26 in 1917. The registers reveal that he had three sisters and three brothers; one of the latter was serving on HMS Shannon, whilst another had been drowned when HMS Royal Edward was sunk. Five other booklets in the collection, which also relate to Wimbotsham servicemen (see list MC 1981/6-10) give Benifer's service number, confirming that he was the same man as the one who compiled the album.
Minute books of the Royal British Legion, Downham and District Branch mention R.W. Benefer as the Wimbotsham representative on the branch committee and as a vice-president 1947-1972 (see SO 219/3-6, 928X4).

Robert Benifer; 1897-; soldier

Hoare, Buxton and Gurney Family Papers

  • MC 2773
  • Fonds
  • 1738-1856

Includes copies of memoirs and letters by Louisa Gurney Hoare concerning her son, Samuel Hoare, which were copied by her niece Priscilla Johnson. One volume contains reminiscences by Daniel Gurney.
Also includes Louisa Hoare's daughter Priscilla B. Hardcastle's Common Place book, regarding her own children.
Also includes Richenda Buxton's Common Place Book, a number of her sketch books and a volume dedicated to her from her father, J.H. Buxton, containing various copies of letters, accounts of family deaths and marriages, newspaper cuttings and accounts of events of importance.


7th Dragoons left Benares for Calcutta by special train on 16 September, and embarked for England at the end of the month, sailing via Red Sea. Crossed isthmus of Suez on 1 November, and reembarked at Alexandria. Reached Portsmouth on 22 November and was stationed at Shorncliffe, Kent. Regiment moved to Colchester in June 1868. There Quevillart met his future wife Alice Scales, whom he married on 12 September 1868 at Newington.
Regiment marched from Colchester to Aldershot in April 1869 and in August 1876 to Maidstone. Quevillart appointed a Compounder of Medicines in June 1876.

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