The Passells Family

A Family History

Bessie Florence Passells

Was born in 1881 during the 3rd quarter in the Portsea Island registration district.

In the census of 1891 Bessie F [7] and her parents William [46] a LICENSED VICTUALLER and Emily A [44] were living at the Gloucester House, Portsmouth along with her siblings Emily Kate [21] and Charles J [15] both REFRESHMENT ROOM ASSISTANTS, George W [13], Arthur G [11], Lilian G [7] and Frank F [6]. Also living with the family was Williams sister in law Elizabeth H Billies [42] a REFRESHMENT ROOM ASSISTANT.

During the census of 1901 Bessie [19] and her father William [53] a widower whose occupation was given as LICENSED VICTUALLER was living at 17 High Street, Portsmouth with Williams daughters,  Ellen (Helen?) Beer [32] and Lillian [17] and sons George [23] a TELEGRAPHIST, Arthur [21] an ACCOUNTANTS CLERK, and Frank [16] . Also in the household were Williams nephew James Beer [10] and nieces Daisy [8] and Emily [6].

Bessie married a Gerald Harper during the 1st quarter of 1913 in the Portsmouth registration district.

Gerald HARPER - no further information currently available.

Family Connections


William Passells

Emma Ann Gillies