Ref NoD8766/UL
TitleFurmston family
Date1865-1958
CreatorFurmston family
Organsation TypeFamily, Estate and Personal Papers - Family and Estate
Organsation Sub-TypeFamily and estate
DescriptionPersonal papers. Travel log of a visit to Paris, 1865; family photographs and photograph albums containing images from Blackwell and Cambridge; University of Cambridge local examinations Class Lists (Girls) for Dec 1914, 1915, including on page 38 A V Furmston (No. 2306); Olive Furmston's personal notebook from her time at the Derby Training College, personal accounts and notebooks for Amy and Olive Furmston; family tree for the Furmston family, 2018; letter addressed to Mrs. Amy Drakes (nee Furmston), 14 May 1945; newspaper cutting of the marriage at Teversal Parish Church between Dr. Raymond Glendore Bingham of Alfreton and Mrs. Sampson of Teversal Manor, widow to Mr. Luke Sampson and daughter to Revd Samuel Chambers Furmston fromThe Derbyshire Times, 23 Jul 1937; newspaper cutting of the Memorial Service for Dr. Raymond G. Bingham of Alfreton, taken from the Ripley and Heanor News, 14th Feb 1958
Administrative HistorySamuel Chambers Furmston was born on 3 March 1849. He attended St. John's College, Oxford until 1883 and later married Susan Emma Newman. Samuel Chambers was ordained as Deacon at Christ Church, Lee, Kent on 21 December 1879; and as Priest in various parishes in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire between December 1880 and October 1892; before becoming the incumbent at Blackwell St. Werbergh at the end of 1898, until his death on 3 January 1916. For Revd. Furmston's various curate's licences, see D1034/A/PI/11.

Samuel and Susan had four children:

Olive Furmston, born 1886, attended the Derby Diocesan Training College. She married Mr. Luke Sampson in 1918. Following his death, Olive married Dr. Raymond Glendore Bingham in July 1937.

Clement Barrington Furmston, born 21 May 1894 on Bridge Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, attended Chesterfield Grammar School from Summer Term 1903 to Christmas 1904. He them transferred to the St. John Foundation School, Leatherhead, Surrey until 1911. He was then articled to Merrs. Wilson & Son (solcitors), Alfreton in September 1914, before joining the 21st (University and Public Schools Brigade) Royal Fusiliers and spent six months on duty in France. In April 1916, he joined the Officers Cadet Battalion as 2nd Lieutenant in the 154th. Before the end of that year, he was commissioned in the Machine Gun Corps., before being wounded in March 1915. He was killed in action on Easter Monday (9th April) 1917 at Arras, northern France; and is buried at the military cemetery at Roclincourt, north of Arras (Plot 1, Row A, Grave 8)

Wilfred Louis Furmston, born 1898, also attended St. John Foundation School, Leatherhead between 1911-1914; and joined the 21st (University and Public Schools Brigade) Royal Fusiliers in September 1914. It is believed that he went on to serve on HMS Achilles by July 1937.

Amy Vivian, born 1900, married John Drakes. They had three children, Olive Vivien, John Clement and Shirley Elizabeth.
Custodial HistoryThese records were donated to Derbyshire Record Office in June 2018 and re-accessioned from Acc No 5728 shortly afterwards.
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