|Harrington A.J. Noel Bond (1897-1945)|
[Image from Find a Grave]
Henry Thomas Weld (1816-1893), Agnes Maria (née von Rechberg) Risom (1921-2009) and Baroness Marie (née Howard) von Recum (1868-1954), labelled them as RD600 Additions. Under the new labelling, all three would be RDUSAs.
|The Lodge, Banstead, Surrey - it was demolished in 2002|
[Image from BansteadHistory.com]
Starting off the new immigrant labelling system are Harrington Noel Bond and his brother John Fleetwood Bond, who immigrated to the U.S. with their parents and three sisters in 1914. Their paternal Bond line can be directly traced back to one John Bond of Harleston, Norfolk, a mercer in the 18th-century. His son Rev. John Bond (1759-1832) attended Cambridge University, was ordained in 1785, and served from 1795 until his death as rector of Freston, Suffolk, a benefice which his elder son, Rev. John Theodore Bond (1812-1841), held after his death. When Rev. John Theodore died aged only 28, he arranged that the rectory of Freston be held in trust until his 13-year-old younger brother Alfred Bond (1827-1912) came of age, took holy orders, and assumed the clerical duties of the parish, which he went on to do in 1853. Rev. Alfred proved a reluctant clergyman: in 1878, the year his first wife died, he filed for bankruptcy, and two years later in 1880 he resigned the rectory of Freston, and gave up his career as a clergyman altogether. He married again, and retired with his second wife to a quiet life at Cold Blow Cottage near the village of Banstead, Surrey. It was in Banstead that Alfred's youngest son J.L. Fleetwood Bond met Blanche Hudson, the younger daughter of Mr. Harrington Hudson, Justice of the Peace and former Yorkshire landowner, who lived at The Lodge, originally a farmhouse but which had been expanded to include stables, outbuildings, cottage and gardens. Blanche had lost her mother tragically when she was only six years old, and moved into The Lodge with her father and elder sister shortly afterwards. Nine months after her father's 1896 death, Blanche wed Fleetwood Bond, and they moved some months later into West Parley House, near Wimborne in Dorset, where all but the eldest of their five children were born. Despite the bankruptcy of his father, there seemed to be enough money for Fleetwood Bond to not have to take up an occupation, and the first decade of the Bonds' married life saw them participating in lawn tennis tournaments across Britain, as both were avid players.
|Arcadia, De Soto County, Florida - vintage postcard|
|Blanche (née Hudson) Bond,|
with youngest child John c.1913
[Image courtesy of
BLANCHE HUDSON, b. 2 Aug. 1872 Scarborough, Yorkshire, bap. 31 Oct. 1872 St Mary Church, Scarborough; d. 22 July 1946 Portrush, co. Antrim, Ireland, yr dau. of Harrington Hudson of The Lodge, Banstead, Surrey (1835-1896, descended from Edward IV - see Generation 13 below) and (Belle) Blanche Clough (1844-1879, descended from Edward III); m. 3 Nov. 1896 St James Church, Westminster, (JOHN LINCOLN) FLEETWOOD BOND of West Parley House, Dorset, and of Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, b. 15 Dec. 1869 Belgravia, London, bap. 26 Apr. 1874 St Peter Church, Freston, Suffolk; d. by 1922[*1], yst. son of Rev. Alfred Bond, Rector of Freston 1853-80 (1827-1912) and his 1st wife Georgiana Eliza Tharp (1829-1878), and had issue, two sons and three daughters.
Issue of Blanche (Hudson) and J.L. Fleetwood Bond:
1) HARRINGTON (ALFRED JAMES) NOEL BOND of Los Angeles, California, shoe salesman, b. 14 Aug. 1897 Banstead, Surrey; d. 14 Aug. 1945 Los Angeles County General Hospital, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County; m. 1st 30 May 1923 Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida (div.), as her 1st husband, ALTA MAY BEEBE, b. 28 Nov. 1905 Banner, Fulton County, Illinois; d. 10 Sept. 1980 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, bur. Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, dau. of Henry Clay Beebe of Banner, farmer (1851-1919) and Clara Roskamp (1863-1937),
|Willie Lee (née Latimer) Bond|
Issue of Harrington and Alta May (Beebe) Bond:
1A) HAZEL ELIZABETH BOND, b. 14 Nov. 1924 Arcadia, De Soto County, Florida; d. 5 Nov. 2005 Surrey, UK; m. 9 Nov. 1949 Malta, Lt-Cdr. BRIAN STEWART LITTLEDALE of Guildford, Surrey, Lieutenant-Commander Royal Navy 1953, b. 17 Jan. 1926 Malta; d. 21 Apr. 2006 Surrey, yr. son of Bernard John Littledale of Shanghai, China (1891-1929) and Anne Gillies Kennedy (1891-1974), and had issue, two daughters[*2].
3) OLIVE MARION BOND, b. 21 Mar. 1902 West Parley House, bap. 29 Apr. 1902 All Saints Church, West Parley; d. 5 Nov. 1988 Tigharra House, Pewsey, Wiltshire; m. GEORGE CECIL NASH, artist, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
|John Fleetwood Bond (1911-1981) and Virginia (née Poe)|
Bond (1914-1948) [Photo courtesy of Bill Woodard]
4) MYRTLE FRANCES BOND, bap. 28 Nov. 1905 All Saints Church, West Parley; d. unknown; m. J.B. Davis of Armdale, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and had issue, one daughter (Shirley Blanche Davis, b. 1929; d. unm. (of polio) 1948).
5) JOHN FLEETWOOD BOND of Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, salesman, b. 27 June 1911 West Parley House, bap. 8 Aug. 1911 All Saints Church, West Parley; d. 29 Dec. 1981 Santa Barbara County, bur. Goleta Cemetery, Santa Barbara County; m. 1st 5 Dec. 1938 Santa Ana, Orange County, California, (ESTHER) VIRGINIA POE, teacher, b. 27 July 1914 Stoddard County, Missouri; d. (of polio) 20 Oct. 1948 Los Angeles County, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, dau. of Dr. Chester Arthur Poe of St Louis, physician (1887-1945) and his 1st wife Launa May Bess (1890-1915), and had issue, one son and one daughter (with five grandchildren); m. 2nd 3 Aug. 1957 Clark County, Nevada (divorce), RUTH BRYCE CHARPIA, b. 12 May 1917 Palatka, Putnam County, Florida; d. 19 Oct. 1988 Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, dau. of Victor Eugene Charpia (1890-1923) and Leona Kirchhain (1893-1983).
|Fleetwood Bond and his five children in Arcadia in the 1920 U.S. Census|
|Blanche Bond a widow in a 1922 passenger list|
[*2] In 1951, on the death of her childless paternal great-aunt Evelyn (Hudson) (Powis) Radcliffe, Hazel (Bond) Littledale became the senior representative of Lady Anne (née Townshend) Hudson, and the Hudsons of Bessingby Hall. Since Hazel's death in 2005, her elder daughter Carol Anne (née Littledale) Bowyer (b. 1950) holds that distinction.
As a native of Los Angeles, I'm delighted to be able to trace a line of descent from Edward IV to residents of my hometown. Following is how you get from a king of England to salesmen brothers, in fifteen generations. The first six generations of this descent appear on p. 45 of RD600 (2008 edition).
Edward IV = (probably) Margaret Fitzlewis, Dame Lucy (1440-1466, descended from Edward I), and had a dau:
1) Margaret Plantagenet, illegit. (b. c.1462) m. Sir Thomas Lumley, Heir of Lumley Castle (c.1462-1503, descended from Edward III), and had
2) Richard, 4th Lord Lumley (by 1478-1510) m. Anne Conyers (1469-1530, descended from Edward III), and had
3) Anthony Lumley (d. bef.1587) m. --- Grey, and had
|Lumley coat of arms|
5) RICHARD, 1st Viscount LUMLEY of Waterford, bap. 7 Apr. 1589 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street; d. by 12 Mar. 1663 (when will was proved), bur. St Dunstan Church, Cheam, Surrey; m. 1st by 1617, FRANCES (SHELLEY) HOLLAND, bap. 21 Nov. 1592 Warminghurst, Sussex; bur. 10 Mar. 1627 St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne, Sussex, widow of William Holland of Steyning (1590-1615), and dau. of Henry Shelley of Warminghurst (1554-1623, descended from Edward I) and his 2nd wife Barbara Cromer (c.1562-1612, descended from Edward I), and had
6) Hon. JULIA LUMLEY, bap. 12 Aug. 1624 St John the Baptist Church, Westbourne; d. 21 May 1691, bur. St Peter Church, Racton, Sussex; m. 2nd 3 Nov. 1666, as his 2nd wife, Sir CHRISTOPHER CONYERS, 2nd Baronet of Horden, bap. 28 Mar. 1621 St Mary Church, Easington; bur. there 12 Oct. 1693, son of Sir John Conyers, 1st Baronet of Horden (c.1587-1664, descended from Edward IV) and Frances Groves (c.1590-1636), and had
|Julia (née Conyers) Blackett|
- see Generation 7
8) JULIA BLACKETT, b. 18 May 1686 Newcastle-on-Tyne, bap. 25 May 1686 St Andrew Church, Newcastle-on-Tyne; d. 13 Sept. 1736 Calverley Hall, Yorkshire, bur. 19 Sept. 1736 St Wilfred Church, Calverley; m. 17 Jan. 1707 St Andrew Church, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Sir WALTER CALVERLEY, 1st Baronet of Calverley, bap. 16 Jan. 1670 St Wilfred Church, Calverley; d. 15 Oct. 1749, bur. St Wilfred Church, Calverley, son of Walter Calverley of Calverley Hall (1629-1691, descended from Edward III) and Frances Thompson (1639-1721, descended from Edward I), and had
|Julia (née Calverley) Trevelyan|
- see Generation 9
10) SUSANNA TREVELYAN, b. Leyhill, Payhembury, Devon, bap. 19 Nov. 1736 St Mary Church, Payhembury; bur. 23 Apr. 1780 St Crux Church, York, Yorkshire; m. 5 Feb. 1764 St Crux Church, York, JOHN HUDSON of Bessingby Hall, bap. 28 June 1727 St Mary Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire; d. Oct. 1772, bur. St Magnus Church, Bessingby, son of Benjamin Hudson of Bridlington, merchant (d. 1761) and Elizabeth Wilson (d. 1767, descended from Edward I), and had
11) Capt. HARRINGTON HUDSON of Bessingby Hall, M.P. Helton 1818-26, b. 11 Apr. 1772 Bessingby Hall, bap. 12 Apr. 1772 St Magnus Church, Bessingby; d. there 29 Nov. 1826, bur. there 7 Dec. 1826; m. 26 Oct. 1795 St Mary Church, East Raynham, Norfolk, Lady ANNE TOWNSHEND, b. 1 Feb. 1775 Marylebone, London, bap. 10 Mar. 1775 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. there 2 Apr. 1818, est dau. of George, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807, descended from Edward III) and his 2nd wife Anne Montgomery (1754-1819), and had
|Hudson of Bessingby coat of arms|
13) HARRINGTON HUDSON of The Lodge, Banstead, Surrey, b. 7 Oct. 1835 Bessingby Hall, bap. 13 Oct. 1835 St Magnus Church, Bessingby; d. 9 Feb. 1896 The Lodge, Banstead; m. 11 Jan. 1865 St Michael-le-Belfry, York, (BELLE) BLANCHE CLOUGH, bap. 4 July 1844 St Michael-le-Belfry, York; d. (suicide) 6 Mar. 1879 St Pancras Railway Station, London, dau. of John Clough of Clifton House (1803-1865, descended from Edward III) and Rosina Cumberland (1811-1869, descended from Edward I), and had
14) BLANCHE HUDSON (1872-1946-see details above) m. Fleetwood Bond, and had
15A) HARRINGTON ALFRED JAMES NOEL BOND (1897-1945-see details above)
15B) JOHN FLEETWOOD BOND (1911-1981-see details above)
The next blogpost will focus on a father and son who are talented and successful artists, genuine cowboys, and descendants of Edward IV.