Mary Ellison

(born 15 Sep 1900)

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Mother: Unknown

Father Unknown

Husband: Norman Cave (born 13.4.1899 Ponteland, Northumberland ) married 1923 Houghton, Durham  

Son: Stanley Fairhurst Cave (born 20.2.1924 Houghton died 25.12.1996 Hertford and Ware, Hertfordshire) 3 children   View NotesHide notes  

Mother maiden name Ellison according to birth transcript, matching father Norman F Cave and mother Mary Ellison, married Dec 1923, Houghton, Durham.

Wife: Eirene Myra (Pippa) Bearman (born 8.2.1926 Edmonton died 5.10.1982 Broxbourne)   View NotesHide notes  

Eirene “was always called "Pippa", because her father was so fond of Browning’s poem Pippa Passes. She trained as a nurse, working in London hospitals until she emigrated on a £10 ticket to New Zealand in about 1949. She met Stan Cave in the summer of 1953 on her return voyage from New Zealand, announcing her engagement on her arrival. After their marriage they both emigrated to Tasmania, where their three children, Christopher, Elizabeth and Nigel, were born.

They returned to England for the sake of their children’s education in 1961. They lived at 52, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon, although after Pippa’s death Stan moved to Hertford. Stan was a chain smoker and suffered badly from emphysema. He died on Christmas Day, 1996.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Son: Christopher F Cave (born 1955 )   View NotesHide notes  

Christopher “married a Welsh girl who already had a child. They produced Pippa’s first grandchild just a few months before she died. They live at Harlow.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Married 1981 and had two children Nicholas 1982 and David 1987

Daughter: Elizabeth Ann Cave (born 1957 )   View NotesHide notes  

Elizabeth “(her grandfather always called her "Bunty")" married Andrew (Andy) Walmsley who was a diabetic, after kidney failure and having had a leg amputated, he died of heart failure in February 1992 aged 38. They had no children. They had a house in Dolphin Street, Deal, which she inherited. During the last months of his life Andy was looked after by his ailing mother in her home which was also in Deal while Elizabeth (who rarely visited), remained in the marital home. A few months after Andy died in 1992 she set off to travel the world.

Son: Nigel Robert Cave (born 1959 )   View NotesHide notes  

Nigel “married Jessica, who had suffered from cystic fibrosis from birth. They lived in Hertford and he is a postal worker. They had no children. Jessica died in 1998.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

Son: George F Cave (born 25.3.1932 Houghton-Le-Spring died 27.3.2012 Peterlee, Durham)   View NotesHide notes  

Electoral Rolls show he lived at 7, Snowdon Place, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2LF and 11, Shrewsbury Close, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2NZ with a Maria Cave. Marriage records confirms he married Maria Canali in 1953.

Daughter: Mary Fairhurst Cave (born 1934 Houghton-Le-Spring died 15.4.2014 )   View NotesHide notes  

Married Brian Stephenson in 1957 Durham

Donald and
Ethel Bearman’s Ruby Wedding, 29 September 1962

Census records (4):

1901 105, Lewis Street, East Rainton, Middle Rainton, Durham
Cave Thomas F Head Married M 27 1874 Hewer Coal Mines Wigan, Lancashire 3908
Cave Eliza Wife Married F 25 1876 West Leigh, Lancashire 3913
Cave Alice Daughter F 5 1896 West Leigh, Lancashire 3954
Cave Norman Son M 1 1900 Kenton, Northumberland 3911

1911 23 South Row Sunniside Fence Houses, Durham
Cave Thomas F Head Married M 37 1874 Coal Miner Hewer Lancashire Wigan 3908
Cave Eliza F Wife Married16 years F 35 1876 Lancashire Leigh 3913
Cave Norman F Son M 11 1900 Northumberland Ponteland 3911
Cave James F Son M 5 1906 Durham Houghton Le Spring 3950
Cave William F Son M 3 1908 Durham Newbottle 3951
Cave Elizabeth M F Daughter F 9 1902 Durham Hetton Le Hole 3952
Cave Margaret F Daughter F 1 1910 Durham Newbottle 3953
Armstrong John Boarder Single M 23 1888 Coal Miner Hewer Lancashire Leigh
Armstrong Peter Boarder Single M 22 1889 Coal Miner Hewer Lancashire Leigh

1939 9 Maple Terrace, Shiney Row, Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham
Cave Norman F Married M 40 1899 General Labourer & ARP Warden 13th April 3911
Cave Mary Married F 39 1900 Unpaid Domestic Duties 15th Sept 3912
Cave Stanley F Single M 15 1924 Errand Boy (shop) 20th July 546
Cave George F Single M 7 1932 At school 25th Mar 4547
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1939 Street Farm, Deben, Suffolk
Cornell Rowland G Married M 35 1904 General Farmer (Own Account) 9th February
Cornell Married F 51 1888 Unpaid domestic duties assisting f 11th April
Bearman Donald B Married M 49 1890 Chartered Accountant 24th May 31
Bearman Ethel C Married F 46 1894 University Lecturer (Languages) 7th October 37
Wood Vera K Single F 35 1904 Children’s Nurse 25th March 4084
Bearman Eirene M Single F 13 1926 At School 271
Bearman Rosalind A Single F 10 1929 At School 23rd April 272
Bearman Peter F B Single M 7 1932 At School 114