Water End, Sandridge
Later transferred to Wheathampstead
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Age||Birth Place||Occupation|
|Dolphin SMITH||Head||M||45||Ramsbury, Wilts||Farmer of 480 acres employing 22 labourers|
|Maria SMITH||Wife||M||39||Frecksfield [Froxfield], Wilts||Farmer's wife|
|Ellen SMITH||Dau||10||Ramsbury. Wilts||Scholar|
|John H SMITH||Son||8||Ramsbury, Wilts||Scholar|
|William A SMITH||Son||2||Sandridge|
|Anna WOODWARDS||Serv||U||17||Wheathampstead||House Servant|
|Jane RUMNEY||Serv||U||16||Hatfield||House Servant|
|Thomas JONES||Serv||Widower||58||Mildenhall, Wilts||Agricultural Labourer|
|James HONNOR||Serv||U||18||Wheathampstead||Agricultural Labourer|
|Mark WARBEE||Serv||U||16||Wheathampstead||Agricultural Labourer|
|Henry WOODWARD||Serv||U||13||Wheathampstead||Agricultural Labourer|
|James COLE||Head||M||28||Potters Bar, Middlesex||Farmer 475 Acres 11 Men & 4 Boys|
|Sarah COLE||Wife||M||25||Leicester||Farmers Wife|
|Alfred COLE||Brother||U||25||Potters Bar, Middlesex||Farmers Son|
|William COLE||Son||6 m||Wheathamstead|
Colonel Bertram James Walker was born on 25 Jun 1880. He died at Wheathampstead on 8 Mar 1947. He married (2nd wife) Lucie Marie Ludovika Anastasia Adelheid Karola Hedwig comtesse Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow of Denmark on 19 Jul 1940. She was born on 24 Oct 1884 in Zullichau (The first u needs two dots above.). She died on 20 Apr 1984.My Father, Percival Wyman, was head gardener from 1944 until the Countess left, he stayed on as gardener to subsequent tenants the first of which was Mr Malcolm Messer who was editor of the Farmers Weekly.
It is interesting to see a link between Hertfordshire and Denmark, the more so in this case, since my family had a connection to Water End. Stephen Fordham was the river keeper at Water End and his daughter Emily married my great uncle Arthur George Goodship. By the time the Countess came to Water End, Arthur was Police Superintendant Goodship.
Lucie Marie Reventlow (1884 - 1984)
Lucie Marie Ludovika Anastasia Adelheid Karola Hedwig Haugwitz Hardenberg Reventlow was born into the German aristocracy and married Count Christian-Einar Ferdinand Ludvig Eduard Reventlow on 26 November1909. He was one of Denmark’s greatest landowners and had his seat at Brahetrolleborg on Funen (a half hour drive from my home). They had two daughters and a son. The son died aged 16 in 1928, while at school in England [probably Shrewsbury as his death is recorded in Atcham RD]. The count, heartbroken, died the following year. Lucie travelled widely, especially in England, and resided there during the Second World War, marrying Lieutenant Colonel Bertram James Walker on 19 July 1940. Following his death in 1947 she returned to Denmark and Brahetrolleborg and lived there until she died in 1984, just short of her centenary. Lucie and her sister Naka were deeply involved with the Danish Girl Guides (Det Danske Pigespejderkorps) of which Lucie was an honorary member. She received a medal for her work with the ARP in England.
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