The Foxearth and District Local History Society

Familes, Friends and Genealogies

A Web Log for the Foxearth and District Local History Society, for people who are researching their families who lived, or still live, in the upper Stour area of East Anglia .

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Charlotte Ann Serjeant

From Margaret Hryniuk

What a wonderful Website! I came across it as I was trying to discover the significance of a gravestone in a small rural cemetery in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada. I am writing a book on stone buildings in Saskatchewan, one of which was built for Bertram Serjeant, second son of Rev. James S. Serjeant, vicar of Acton, Suffolk, and born at Southsea, Hampshire in 1861. Bertram, who died in 1921, was married to Charlotte Ann, who died in 1914. Charlotte's gravestone bears a Latin verse, translated by a local Anglican minister as "praise for God." At the bottom of the gravestone is, "Gestingthorpe 1792" Little is known about the Serjeants, so I have been attempting to follow up on the reference to Gestingthorpe, which led me to you. Based on what I have told you, which is all I know -- oh yes, Bertram and Charlotte apparently bought their land south of Grenfell in 1893, and they named the stone house they had built on it "Gestingthorpe" -- have you any suggestions to help me in this search? Gestingthorpe was obviously important to them, so I think it is also important to my chapter on their home. Thank you so much for your time.
Margaret Hryniuk
Regina, Sask


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