Daughters of Benjamin Fox and Emma Hawkins (General)

by Mike Pinchin @, Bedford, England, Monday, April 29, 2019, 22:47 (197 days ago) @ foxinnz

Frederick Pearce TRAPNELL seems to have had an ill-fated business venture in Bristol:-

The Edinburgh Gazette
Publication date: 23 July 1901
Issue: 11323
Page: 825


Frederick Pearce Trapnell, care of Mrs. Malpass, of St.Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, in the county of Devon, and lately carrying on business at Somerset House, Clifton, in the city and county of Bristol, licensed victualler.

And then some evidence of an early rift:-

BNA Gloucestershire Chronicle - Saturday 10 May 1902

At Coleford Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Frederick P. Trapnell, of Ilfracombe, a gentleman formerly of independent means, was summoned by Emily Trapnell, his wife, now residing with her parents at Coleford, Forest of Dean, for a separation order and for maintenance. Mr. H. Williams was for the complainant, whilst Mr G. B. Taylor was for defendant, who did not appear. The parties were married only the end of 1900, at Clifton, at which time the defendant, who had no occupation, possessed an income of £2OO a year. Defendant then took the Somerset House Hotel, Clifton, and at the end of four months disposed of it for £1 700, making a clear profit of £3OO. They then went to live at No. 4, Bigglestone Park, Ilfracombe, the residence of defendant’s mother, who was exceedingly unkind to complainant, who was advised to go away for a change. Having determined to visit, her mother in the Forest, defendant gave her £2, and had sent £1 since; but that was all complainant had received from him. He declined to provide a home for her apart from his mother. Having resolved to return, defendant was asked to send the railway fare; but declined to do so, and refused to allow her to return. In cross-examination, complainant said she was not aware that the money with which the hotel was purchased was borrowed. Defendant was ordered to pay £1 a week towards his wife’s maintenance.

By that time they must have had Elfrida:-

Name: Elfrida Harriette Trapnell
Registration Year: 1901
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Barnstaple [included Ilfracombe]
Inferred County: Devon
Volume: 5b
Page: 404

However, the rift must have been healed at some stage:-

Name: Frederick Kenneth Pearce Trapnell
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 26 Jun 1907
Baptism Place: Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: Coleford
Father: Frederick Pearce Trapnell
Mother: Emily Trapnell

BNA Gloucestershire Echo - Wednesday 18 June 1902

Monday- Before Messrs. T. T. Taylor and S. Thomas
HUSBAND AND WIFE.— Frederick P. Trapnell, a gentleman, of Ilfracombe, was brought up in custody charged with being in arrears of a maintenance order to the extent of £7, due to his wife, Emily Trapnell.—Prisoner admitted his responsibility but said he had no money, as he was solely dependent upon his mother, who was a woman of means and lived in house worth £1,500. He was only 23 years of age, and had no occupation. He had nothing to say against his wife.—Mr. H. Williams, solicitor, Coleford, appeared for the prosecutrix, and asked the Bench to convict prisoner as he had disregarded the previous order.— Prisoner was sentenced to one month’s hard labour in default of payment of the amount due.—Eventually the money was forthcoming, and prisoner was released from custody and joined his wife.

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