The Messem Family

A Family History

Harry Leonard Messem

Was born aboout 1887.

On 5th April 1891 Harry L [4] was living with his parents Harry [46] a Supt. Assurance Coy (Em'ee) and Eliza [45] and his siblings Flora [17], Percy W [14] and Gertrude [1] in Wellington Road, Horsham, Sussex.

During the 1901 census on 31st March Harry L [14] was living with his parents Harry [55] a Supt Assurance Company and Eliza [55] and sister Gertrude L [11] at 5 Wellington Road, Horsham, Sussex.

On 2nd April 1911 during the census Harry Leonard [24] a Post Office Clerk was living with his parents Harry [65] a Prudential Insurance Agent and Eliza [65] and sister Lily Gertrude [21] at 9 Wellington Road, Horsham, Sussex.

From the 1923 Probate Calender:

MESSEM William of Ivy House Welshpool Montgomeryshire died 10 November 1922 Probate London 27 February to Harry Leonard Messem telegraphist. Effects £2060 19s 10d.

Harry Leonard possibly died during 1976 in Torbay, Devon.

Family Connections


Harry Messem

Eliza Short