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Arthur John (Abert) Templar / Templer
(1844 - ????)
Arthur John Templar was born on 8 October 1844, and was baptised at on 3 November 1844 at St Michael's church, Milverton as Arthur John Templer. His parents were recorded as John and Ann; John being a labourer. At the time of the 1841 census, John and Ann were recorded as Templer and living at High Street, Milverton.
The 1851 census places Arthur with his family at Perrywinkle Street, Milverton; transcript as follows:
|Head - Gardener|
|Daur - Scholar|
|Son - Scholar|
In 1861, the family were still at Perrywinkle street, Milverton; transcript as follows:
|Head - Gardener / Coalman|
|Arthur J Templar||16||
|Boot & Shoe Maker|
Arthur's sister Emma was at Bathes cottage, Lyme Regis working as a National School mistress and
In 1871 Arthur and family were living at 1 Geals? Court, Taunton; transcript as follows:
|Arthur Templar||26||Milverton||Head - Baker|
|James Lane||19||Devon||Lodger - Baker|
Arthur's sister Emma has yet to be found in 1871, although she is later found in Lyme Regis in 1881, 1891 and 1901. His brother Frederick was still living back in Milverton with his mum and dad.
In 1881 Arthur was living at 8 Upper Stafford House, Bedminster, Bristol; a transcript as follows:
|Arthur Templar||35||Milverton||Head - Baker|
|John Templar ****||12||Plymouth||Son|
Arthur's sister Emma was at Broad Street, Lyme Regis working as a National School mistress. His brother is living at Tiveston Cottage, Christchurch with his wife Elizabeth and children Gertrude (7), Maude (4 born Bournemouth) and Frederick (1 born Bournemouth). The above birthplace for Arthur's son John, is stated as being Plymouth, the 1871 census suggests he was born in Taunton.
Arthur's mother Ann, died at the age of 78 and was buried at St Michael's church, Milverton on 16 April 1885. His father died 2 years later at the age of 87 and was buried at the same church on 8 December 1887. It would also appear that Arthur's daughter Emma died in 1888 at the age of 13 (ref 5c 461).
In 1891 Arthur was living with his family at 6 Doveton Street, Bedminster; a transcript of the census as follows:
|Arthur Templar||45||Milverton||Head - Baker|
|Fredk Templar||19||Bedminster||Son - Tanner|
|William Templar||18||Bedminster||Son - Miner Collier|
|Florence Templar||13||Bedminster||Daur - Scholar|
|Ellen Templar||10||Bedminster||Daur - Scholar|
Arthur's eldest son John had married Florence Gould and was living at 32 Doveton Street, Bedminster with their children Mary (2), Albert (1) and James (2m). Arthur's sister Emma was at Broad Street, Lyme Regis working as a National School mistress. His brother Frederick was living at "Leopold", Haviland Rd, Boscombe with his wife Elizabeth and children Gertrude (16 born Halifax), Maude (14 born Bournemouth) and Frederick (11 born Bournemouth), Edith (8 born Bournemouth), Annie (4 born Bournemouth), and John Stanley (1 born Bournemouth).
It is believed Arthur's wife Ann, died in 1896 (ref 5c 384).
In 1901 Arthur was living with some of his children at 10 Mendip Road, Bedminster. The property was shared with his son Frederick and family; transcripts as follows:
|Arthur Templar||55||Milverton||Head - Baker (Wid)|
|Mary Templar||19||Bristol||Daur - Waitress|
|Frederick Templar||29||Taunton||Head - Tanner|
Arthur's son John continued to live in the area at 2, Garibaldi Cottages, Windmill Hill with his wife and seven children. His other son William, married Alice ? and was living at 3 Little George St, Bristol with their children Annie (7), Rosina (5), Alice (3) and Florence (1). It is possible that Ellen from the 1891 census and Mary from the 1901 are one and the same person (perhaps to avoid the confusion with Frederick's daughter Ellen who was living in the same house).
Arthur's sister Emma was at "Butter Market", Lyme Regis working as a National School mistress. His brother Frederick was shown as a lay helper - preacher and lodging at 136 Rupert St, Norwich (Frederick's wife was in Christchurch living on own means with children Annie (14), John Stanley (11), his son Frederick was in Kent and presumably the older daughters were married or moved away).
A precise date of death for Arthur has yet to be established.
Milverton baptism data has been extracted from transcripts found at http://www.pbenyon1.plus.com/ and have not been checked to original documents.