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Tryphena KELLOND

Tryphena KELLOND

Female 1823 - 1909  (86 years)    Has 489 ancestors and 31 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Tryphena KELLOND 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1823  Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptised 14 Mar 1823  St. James’ Church, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • from IGI
    Gender Female 
    Miscellaneous Gave silver spoons to great grandchildren 
    Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tryphena's great granddaughter, Ivy Stainton (nee Hambling), my great aunt, told me of her memory of going to see her great grandmother when a young child. They travelled from Dartmouth by pony and trap, and Tryphena gave each of the children (Great Aunt Ivy and her sister, my grandmother, and their brother) a silver spoon with their initials. I have silver spoons with the initials of my grandmother and great aunt which I believe must be the spoons that were given.
    Residence From 1850 to 1909  Issells’ Corner, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sub-postmistress, living at Post Office, Stokenham at the time of the 1881 census, with her sons Thomas and Cresswell and a boarder.  The 'boarder' was Walter Thoms. Pitts, born Brixham and aged just 6 months at the time of the census.
    Occupation Dressmaker 
    1850  Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • It's surprising to find that Tryphena's place of residence at the time of her marriage was given as Stokenham and not Slapton, particularly as she was working as a dressmaker, something that she could have done from home. Was she lodging there to avoid the cost of banns in Slapton? Or maybe with 8 younger siblings, at least 6 of whom survived to adulthood, she had had to move out to make room for the younger ones.
    Occupation Sub Postmistress 
    From 1857 to 1897  Issells’ Corner, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tryphena's retirement from running the Post Office in Stokenham was reported in the local paper (what was effectively the Kingsbridge Gazette, then going by the comprehensive name of "The South Devon Gazette, Kingsbridge Times, Plymouth, Modbury, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Totnes News"!). On Friday June 11th 1897, under the heading "Local and District News" the following appeared:
      "Stokenham - Mrs. Issell, who has had charge of the Post Office at Stokenham for over 40 years, has been compelled to resign the position on account of ill health. The work has now been given to Mr. J. H. Luscombe, painter and decorator, of Stokenham, who occupies convenient premises in the centre of the village. Arrangements have been made by which postal orders will shortly be issued from this office."

      So it seems Tryphena did not simply take over the Post Office on the death of her husband, although he may have been officially recorded as sub-postmaster up to then, as the 1871 census shows him as such. Interestingly, if the newspaper report is accurate, it implies Tryphena was running the Post Office by 1857, yet the 1861 census shows her parents-in-law living at the Post Office, with her father-in-law as sub-postmaster. A directory of 1890* as well as the 1881 and 1891 census do show her running it - it wasn't then shown with her son as sub-postmaster!

      * White's Directory (1890) - under Stokenham, description of post office etc. at Torcorss then 'There is also a POST OFFICE at Mrs Tryphena Issell's, Stokenham village. Letters are received at 8.0am, and despatched at 5.20pm week days, and 9.40am Sundays, via Kingsbridge.' (no other Issells mentioned in Stokenham).

      Living by herself in 1891, "Sub post mistress (em'ee)"
      Living with son Thomas in 1901 in Stokenham - though he died 5 months before her; I don't know if she then lived by herself.
    Tryphena's retirement reported in the local paper
    Tryphena's retirement reported in the local paper
    The retirement of my 3 x gt grandmother Tryphena Issell (nee Kellond). Although shown as due to ill health she was aged 74 so not retiring young. And her health can't have been too bad as she lived for more than another eleven years.
    Occupation Foster mother 
    1881  Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • 'Foster mother' is an interpretation I'm putting on the data - it may well not have been a term that would have been used at the time.
      With Tryphena and her sons in 1881 was a 6 month old boarder, Walter Thomas Pitts. Clearly Tryphena must have been providing more than board and lodging!  I guess young Walter had been placed with Tryphena by relations; if he was related to her I don't think it can have been close, and 'boarding' implies payment was being made. Being paid to look after an infant was probably a good way for Tryphena to earn some more money while looking after the Post Office.
      Sub-post masters and mistresses were not post office employees, and would have needed some other source of income, besides or as well as the option of returning to the occupation she had at the time of her marriage, dress making.
      I suspect that Walter is the one shown as a pupil boarding in a school in Paignton at the time of the 1891 census.
      Without buying his birth certificate I don't think it is going to be possible to find out more about his identity - and I don't want that expense just to find out a little more about him.    
    Died 22 Feb 1909  Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death recorded as at "Stokenham R.D." - does this imply it wasn't in the village?
      Cause of death: Chronic Brights Disease, certified by L.H.D.Hale M.R.C.S.

      The death was registered by an M.Jeffery, a resident of Stokenham, present at the death - this was probably the same one as left a small bequest in Tryphena's will.  

      GRO ref: Issell, Tryphena aged 85 q1 1909 Kingsbridge RD 5b 144
    Death certificate for Tryphena Kellond
    Death certificate for Tryphena Kellond
    Buried 25 Feb 1909  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 9 Sep 2020)
      "Tryphena Issell No. 70, abode: Stokenham, buried: Feb. 25th, age: 85 yrs., ceremony performed by Conrad Finzel Vicar"
    Person ID I10  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2020 

    Father Robert KELLOND,   b. 1796, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1863, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah Edwards NICHOALS,   b. 1796, Dartmouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1871, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1818  St. James’ Church, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • both signed
    Children 13 children 
    Family ID F8    |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas ISSELL,   b. Abt 1824, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1878, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 14 Jul 1850 to 28 Jul 1850  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • These confirm they were bach and sp; surprisingly Tryphena as well as Thomas is shown as "otp"
    Married 10 Aug 1850  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO ref: Issell, Thomas to Kellond, Tryphena q3 1850 Kingsbridge RD 9 421

      "by Banns
      Thomas Issell, full age, Bachelor, Cordwainer, residence: Stokenham, father: John Issell, Cordwainer to
      Tryphena Kellond, full age, Spinster, Dress Maker, residence: Stokenham, father: Robert Kellond, Carpenter
      by H. Vyvyan Robinson Off. Minister
      between { Thomas Issell, Tryphena Kellond
      in the Presence of { John Kellond, Sarah Issell, Robert Kellond"
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F7    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1823 - Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 14 Mar 1823 - St. James’ Church, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - Gave silver spoons to great grandchildren - - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1850 to 1909 - Issells’ Corner, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dressmaker - 1850 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBanns of marriage - From 14 Jul 1850 to 28 Jul 1850 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1850 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Elizabeth ISSELL - Aug 1851 - Kingsbridge Reg Dist, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Florence ISSELL - 11 Sep 1854 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sub Postmistress - From 1857 to 1897 - Issells’ Corner, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Thomas Efford ISSELL - Jun Q 1857 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Cresswell Robert ISSELL - 1861 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Sarah Kate ISSELL - Dec 1864 - Kingsbridge Reg Dist, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foster mother - 1881 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1909 - Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Feb 1909 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Documents
    Envelope to Tryphena Issell
    Envelope to Tryphena Issell
    Money envelope addressed to Mrs Issell, late sub postmaster of Stokenham. I was told by my gt aunt Ivy that Tryphena or her mother-in-law was one of the first "Roland Hill pensioners". On investigation it seems subpostmasters were self employed and so not entitled to any pension. (I believe I found Tryphena had applied and been turned down - I need to check the notes I made years ago)

    Wills (transcripts)
    The will of Tryphena Issell (nee Kellond) (c. 1823 - 1909)
    The will of Tryphena Issell (nee Kellond) (c. 1823 - 1909)
    (a 3 x great grandmother of mine)
    The will of Robert Kellond (c. 1796 - 1863)
    The will of Robert Kellond (c. 1796 - 1863)
    Tryphena was named as a beneficiary and one of 2 executors of her father's will.
    When her mother died her brother Albert was already dead so she then took on the administration, with a second grant of probate.