The Messem Family

A Family History

Harry/Henry Messem

Was born about 1846. He was baptised at St Thomas' Church, Bedhampton in the County of Southampton on 19th April 1846.

On 30th March 1851 during the census Henry [5] was living with his parents Richard [37] an Agricultural Labourer and Mary [36] and his siblings George [7], William [3] and Ambrose [6 months] in Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire. There were also 2 lodgers a John Pettis [27] and Charles Chambers [31] both Agricultural Labourers.

During the 1861 census on 7th April Harry [15] a Shoemaker was living with his parents Henry [49] an Agricultural Labourer and Mary [47] and his siblings George [17] an Agricultural Labourer, William [13] and James [7] in Bedhampton Village, Havant, Hampshire.

Harry married an Eliza SHORT on 12th January 1867 in Horsham Sussex.

Eliza SHORT - was born about 1846 in Littlehampton, Worthing, Sussex.

During the census of 1871 on 2nd April Harry [25] a Bootmaker and Eliza [24] and their son Alfred [1] were living in Trafalgar Road, Horsham, Sussex.

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

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

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

Eliza aged 77 years died during 1923.

Harry aged 90 years died during 1936.

Family Connections

Parents:

Henry Richard Messem

Mary Fay

Children:

Eliza Ann

Alfred

Flora

Percy William

Harry Leonard

Gertrude Lily