1 William ANDREWS                                                                                                                 Home
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Birth: abt 1785, Litchfield
Occ: Coach spring manufacturer.
Father: Richard ANDREWS

Spouse: Sarah
Birth: 1771, Horsham, Sussex, England

Children: Margaretta (1807-~1867)
              Rebecca (1810-1858)
              Annie (1820-)

1.1 Margaretta ANDREWS
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Birth:   1807
Death: abt 1867, Wilton, Wiltshire

Spouse: Sydney PONTIFEX
Birth: 8 Feb 1803, London, England
Death: Aug 1874, Hungerford, Berkshire, England
Occ: Surveyor & Builder
Father:
William PONTIFEX Esq. (1766-1851)
Mother: Mary BAILEY (1767-1837)

In 1841 they were living in St Anne and St Agnes Aldersgate, London England.  Sydney was a builder.

Marr: 4 Jan 1829, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Children: William (1829-)

1.1.1 William PONTIFEX
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Birth: 1829, St Anne and St Agnes Aldersgate, London England

1.2 Rebecca ANDREWS
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Birth: 6 Apr 1810, Lindfield, Staffordshire, England
Death: 24 Jan 1858, England

In the 1851 census for Bury St. Edmunds St. Mary, Suffolk, Rebecca is married but her husband in not in the household for the census.  Livng with her are two of her children Thulia and Sydney.

Spouse:
George PONTIFEX
Birth: 10 Oct 1808, London, England
Death: 27 Jan 1869, Brick Dam
Father:
William PONTIFEX Esq. (1766-1851)
Mother: Mary BAILEY (1767-1837)

Sailed for Port Maria, Jamaica in the Lady Sherbrooke of 350 tons in July 1826 and returned home in the same ship arriving home in Kentish Town on Dec 25, 1826 presumable to attend to his dead brother Alfred's affairs.  On 1 Apr. 1829 sailed for Demerara to be under a sugar planter there.  Settled permanently as a sugar planter and agent for the Shoe Lane firm.  Georgetown, Demerara is just south of Venezuela. and north of Brazil on the eastern side of South America

Marr: 18 Mar 1837, St. Mary's Church in Lichfield

Notice of marriage appeared in the Sat, Aug 19, 1837 issue of the Ipswhich Journal.

Children: George William (1839-)
             Thulia (1841-)
              Sydney Rupert (1843-1910)

1.2.1 George William PONTIFEX
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Birth: 9 Oct 1839, Georgetown, Demerara, South America
Death: Georgetown, Demerara, South America

Spouse: Sarah BLAND

1.2.2a Thulia PONTIFEX*
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Birth: 16 Oct 1841, Georgetown, Demerara, South America

Spouse: David VYFHIUS
Birth: abt 1835, Deventer, Holland
Death: 3 Feb 1876, Belfield
Father: Adam VYFHIUS
Mother: Louisa Rosetta HEIJLIGER (~1810-)
Marr: 10 Oct 1858

Children:  Gertrude

Other Spouses F. Yssell DE SCHEFFER

1.2.2a.1  Gertrude VYFHIUS
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Spouse: William MILLER

1.2.2b Thulia PONTIFEX* (See above)
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Spouse: F. Yssell DE SCHEFFER
Marr: 14 Oct 1877

Other Spouses David VYFHIUS

1.2.3 Sydney Rupert PONTIFEX
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Birth: 14 Mar 1843, Georgetown, Demerara, South America
Death: 14 May 1910, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Engliand
Burial: Shirehampton Cemetery , Bristol
Occ: Analytical Chemist

Returned to England shortly before his death.  Lived with his family at Clifton.

From the Cork Examiner - July1, 1863
MUSEUM OF IRISH INDUSTRY.-Mr. Sydney Pontifex, student in the Practical Chemical Class, Museum of Irish Industry, has been appointed by Dr. Hoffman, F.R.S., Honorary Assistant in the College of Chemistry, London.

Spouse: Elizabeth Ann OVERTON
Birth: 3 Apr 1845, London, England
Death: 2 Feb 1927, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Engliand
Father: Samuel OVERTON (1819-)
Mother: Annie ANDREWS (1820-)
Marr: Mar 1869, England

Children: Gertrude (1869-1869)
              Sydney Claud (1871-1935)
              Beatrice Mary Lydia (1872-1958)
              Ella Martie (1873-)
              Edna (1875-1928)
              Percy Fredrick (1875-1904)
              Louise Annie (1877-)
              Cyril Rupert (1879-1881)
              Arthur Lionel Samuel (1883-1930)

1.2.3.1 Gertrude PONTIFEX
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Birth: 3 Nov 1869, England
Death: 28 Nov 1869
Burial: Shirehampton Cemetery , Bristol

1.2.3.2a Sydney Claud PONTIFEX*
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Birth: 11 Mar 1871, Guyana, Sth America
Death: 1935, Fulham, London, England
Occ: Commissioner

Commissioner in Nigeria and also of Jersey.

Spouse: Alice Maud FREEMAN
Birth: 1868, England
Death: 1916, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England
Marr: 1911, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Other Spouses Mary Mabel Martha THOMAS

1.2.3.2b Sydney Claud PONTIFEX* (See above)
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Spouse: Mary Mabel Martha THOMAS
Birth: 1885, England
Death: 1955, Fulham, London, England
Marr: 1919, Fulham, London, England

Other Spouses Alice Maud FREEMAN

1.2.3.3 Beatrice Mary Lydia PONTIFEX
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Birth: 23 May 1872, England
Death: 4 Feb 1958
Burial: Shirehampton Cemetery , Bristol
Occ: Nurse

Beatrice accompanied her sister Martie on a trip to the US entering through Canada on the 27 Sept. 1932.  They arrived in Lewiston, NY.

1.2.3.4 Ella Martie PONTIFEX
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Birth: 9 Jul 1873, Guyana, Sth America
Occ: Nurse

On Sept 27, 1935, Martie arrived from England entering the US through Canada.  She listed her last residence as Bristol.  The card was very hard to read.  She is accompanied by her sister Beatrice and describes herself as of medium complexion, gray hair and blue eyes.

1.2.3.5 Edna PONTIFEX
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Birth: 27 Feb 1875, Guyana, Sth America
Death: 1928, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Spouse: James MORTON

1.2.3.6 Percy Fredrick PONTIFEX
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Birth: 27 Feb 1875, Guyana, Sth America
Death: 1904, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

On July 30, 1896, Percy arrived in New York from Demerara, British West Indies on the ship "Muriel".  He was 20 years old and of Demerara Ethnicity.   He traveled with 4 pieces of luggage and stated his destination as Georgia and his occupation as Sailor and he appeared to be the only passenger on the ship other than the crew.
Found Percy living in Justice, Burleson, Texas in the 1900 census as a farm hand.  He is single and has been in the US since 1894.  Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 2, Burleson, Texas; Roll: T623 1615; Page: 6B; .

On September 7, 1903 Percy arrives once again in New York.  This time from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands on board the ship "Parima".  He lists his last place of residence as Barbados, but his ethnicity is U.S.  He is here to visit his father who is living at 219 E. 29th in NY.

1.2.3.7 Louise Annie PONTIFEX
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Birth: 5 Sep 1877, Guyana, Sth America

Had two sons and two daughters.

Spouse: Ian CAMPBELL

Children: Lassie (-1991)
             Thulia

1.2.3.7.1 Lassie CAMPBELL
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Death: 14 Mar 1991

Spouse: Stan RUDMAN

Children: Valerie

1.2.3.7.2 Thulia
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1.2.3.8 Cyril Rupert PONTIFEX
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Birth: 16 Aug 1879, Guyana, Sth America
Death: 20 Aug 1881

1.2.3.9 Arthur Lionel Samuel PONTIFEX
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Birth: 7 Nov 1883, Guyana, Sth America
Death: 1930, Barbados

Had 4 sons and 5 daughters, not all are recorded.

Spouse: Ruth Ione Whitehead ALLENBY
Birth: 11 Feb 1880, Barbados
Death: 1958, Barbados
Marr: 19 Apr 1911, Barbados

Children: Sydney Keith Overton (1912-2005)
               Joyce Overton (1913-)
               Max Overton (1915-1917)
               Hazel Anne (1916-)
               Percy Ralph Overton (1918-1951)
               Ruth Joan (1921-)

1.2.3.9.1a Sydney Keith Overton PONTIFEX*
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Birth: 18 Sep 1912, Barbados
Death: 4 Feb 2005, Ontario

Obit in the Hamilton Spectator.

Spouse: Doreen HARRIS
Birth: Barbados
Death: 1939, Barbados
Marr: 1935, Barbados

Children: Max ()

Other Spouses Grace Pauline (Gracie) GODDARD

1.2.3.9.1b Sydney Keith Overton PONTIFEX* (See above)
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Spouse: Grace Pauline (Gracie) GODDARD
Birth: 22 Mar 1923, Barbados
Death: 11 Aug 1992, Barbados
Marr: 1950, Barbados

Children: Wendy ()

Other Spouses Doreen HARRIS

1.2.3.9.2 Joyce Overton PONTIFEX
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Birth: 20 Dec 1913, Back Rock, St. Michael Barbados

Spouse: Victor EDWARDS
Birth: 22 Aug 1895, Barbados
Death: 15 Feb 1971, Barbados
Marr: 22 May 1939, Barbados

Children: Richard Martin ()
              Julie Lawrence ()

1.2.3.9.3 Max Overton PONTIFEX
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Birth: 30 May 1915, Barbados
Death: 1917, Barbados

1.2.3.9.4 Hazel Anne PONTIFEX
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Birth: 21 Nov 1916, Barbados

Spouse: Coughlan JOHNSON
Birth: Nov 1906, Barbados
Death: 13 Apr 1987
Marr: 1937, Trinidad

Children: Diann Shirely ()
              Stanley Lionel ()
              Judith Ann ()

1.2.3.9.5 Percy Ralph Overton PONTIFEX
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Birth:   29 Dec 1918, Barbados
Death: 1951, Trinidad

Died at age 32 as a result of an accident in the oilfields.

Spouse: Muriel
Birth: 10 Sep 1922, Trinidad
Marr: 27 Nov 1943, Trinidad

Children: Richard ()
              Desmond ()
              Linda ()

1.2.3.9.6 Ruth Joan PONTIFEX
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Birth: 10 Apr 1921, Barbados

Was living in Barbados as of 1995.

Spouse: William WELLS
Birth: 26 Mar 1916
Marr: 11 Dec 1945, Trinidad

Children:  Stephen (1947-1973)
               Robin (1957-1958)

1.3 Annie ANDREWS
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Birth: 1820, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

By 1881, Samuel is deceased and Ann is living with her son Samuel who is also an architect and surveyor in Croydon, Surrey.  In the household are Samuel's sisters Alice Maud, Anna Marie, and his brother Josiah and two visitors from Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.   Albert Alexander Croifea 7, and Robert William Croifea, 8.

Spouse: Samuel OVERTON
Birth: 1819, Dorking, Surrey, England

In 1851 it appears the family has just returned from a stay in Ireland as two of their children were born in Dublin.  Samuel is listed a surveyor of buildings.  Annie's mother Sarah Andrew is living with the family in their residence at St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England.  Source:  Class: HO107; Piece: 1477; Folio: 200; Page: 9; GSU roll: 87800.
In 1861 the family is living in Burbage.  Samuel is a surveyor and architect. Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 1309; Folio: 42; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542793.
In the 1871 census, Samuel is an Architect living in Burbage, Wiltshire, England.  There are two visitor in the household.  David J. 8, and Louis R. 10 Vyflouis from Demarerra.  Listed as niece and nephew are probably children of Thulia Pontifex and David Vyflouris.  Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1942; Folio: 26; Page: 14; GSU roll: 830878.

Marr: 1844, Lambeth, London, England

Children: Elizabeth Ann (1845-1927)
              Lydia R. (1848-)
              Mary L. (1849-)
              William R. (1850-)
              Ruth S. (1851-)
              Martha M. (1853-)
              Ann Marie (1855-)
              Samuel Caleb (1856-)
              Alice Maud (1858-)
              Josiah Havelock (1859-)

1.3.1 Elizabeth Ann OVERTON
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Birth: 3 Apr 1845, London, England
Death: 2 Feb 1927, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Engliand
Burial: Shirehampton Cemetery , Bristol

Spouse: Sydney Rupert PONTIFEX
Birth: 14 Mar 1843, Georgetown, Demerara, South America
Death: 14 May 1910, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Engliand
Occ: Analytical Chemist
Father: George PONTIFEX (1808-1869)
Mother: Rebecca ANDREWS (1810-1858)

Returned to England shortly before his death.  Lived with his family at Clifton.

From the Cork Examiner - July 1, 1863
MUSEUM OF IRISH INDUSTRY.-Mr. Sydney Pontifex, student in the Practical Chemical Class, Museum of Irish Industry, has been appointed by Dr. Hoffman, F.R.S., Honorary Assistant in the College of Chemistry, London.

Marr: Mar 1869, England

Children: Gertrude (1869-1869)
              Sydney Claud (1871-1935)
              Beatrice Mary Lydia (1872-1958)
              Ella Martie (1873-)
              Edna (1875-1928)
              Percy Fredrick (1875-1904)
              Louise Annie (1877-)
             Cyril Rupert (1879-1881)
             Arthur Lionel Samuel (1883-1930)

1.3.2 Lydia R. OVERTON
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Birth: 1848, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

1.3.3 Mary L. OVERTON
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Birth: 1849, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

1.3.4 William R. OVERTON
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Birth: 1850, Dublin, Ireland

1.3.5 Ruth S. OVERTON
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Birth: 1851, Dublin, Ireland

1.3.6 Martha M. OVERTON
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Birth: 1853, Whitwell, Hertfordshire, England

1.3.7 Ann Marie OVERTON
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Birth: 1855, Savernake, Wiltshire, England

1.3.8 Samuel Caleb OVERTON
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Birth: 1856

Samuel is also an architect and surveyor, as was his father, in Croydon, Surrey, 1881.  In the household are Samuel's mother, sisters Alice Maud, Anna Marie, and his brother Josiah and two visitors from Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana.   Albert Alexander Croifea 7, and Robert William Croifea, 8.  In 1891 Samuel and what appears to be his wife Sarah, are listed as visitors at the William Mitchell home in Reigate Foreign, Surrey.

Spouse: Sarah
Birth: 1862, NY

1.3.9 Alice Maud OVERTON
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Birth: 1858, Savernake, Wiltshire, England

1.3.10 Josiah Havelock OVERTON
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Birth: 1859, Savernake, Wiltshire, England

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