This section is especially for stories and photographs of the families who have lived
in Kingston over the years.
If you have any information about Kingston which you would like to share, be it stories
or old photographs etc., please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HENRIETTA STICKLAND - born 13.07.1814 - died 04.12.1871 married George Tatchell
at Kingston on 12.09.1833
SUSANNA STICKLAND - born 22.02.1816 married William Tatchell at Kingston on 15.12.1836
SARAH STICKLAND - born 24.05.1818 married Charles Linnington at Kingston on 25.04.1839
ARTHUR SAINT was a Japanese Prisoner of War. For many years he was 'Father Christmas'
ROSE STICKLAND married Bert Pearce. They lived in Yeovil. Their daughter MURIEL
married Gordan Lander of Langton Matravers, where they ran the Post Office and Stores
for several years.
GEORGE STICKLAND - 06.09.1846 - 17.06.1930 Born in Kingston. He married Martha
Bower, she died 2 years after the marriage. George then married MARY PEARCE in 1874. He
moved to Devon and ran a Butchery business. He returned to Swanage and ran 'Porlock
House', and apartment house.
GEORGE SMITH married LILIAN APPELBE. George farmed at 'Prospect Farm' Victoria Avenue. His
son ALAN SMITH followed his father at 'Prospect Farm'. This family is connected
to the HARRIS, DAMER, NEWMAN, LANDER, AYRES, OWEN & TOMES families.
GEORGE, PERCY. THOMAS and JACK emigrated to Canada. Jack joined the Canadian Army
in the First World War. He was killed in action in France. George and Percy lived
the rest of their lives in Canada. Thomas died in 1917.
MARY STICKLAND - 1896 - 1979. Married FORRESTER BINGHAM. After his death she began
letting holiday accommodation. In the 1950's she ran 'The Queen's Hotel', 'The
Queen's Restaurant' and an Antique shop in the premises which used to be No.2 Victoria
Terrace, one time home of John Mowlem.
LUCY STICKLAND 1877-1952. Lucy married William Appelbe. One morning Mary, Lucy's
mother, came down to breakfast saying she had dreamt Lucy was carrying buckets of
something burning. Lucy lived with her husband in another area of Swanage. The
dream was true, as during the night Lucy's feather bed had caught fire and she had
been carrying buckets of smouldering feathers!
FORRESTER BINGHAM, my father, married PATRICIA MURIEL DRISCOLL. She died after the
birth of my sister. He went through the war in Belgium, out at Dunkirk, served in
the Middle East and finished his wartime service in Italy. He helped run the family
business, 'The Queen'.
STELLA SMITH married Raymond Newman. He was Landlord of the Square and Compass Public
House at Worth Matravers. The Newman family have run the pub for over 100 years.
PHYLLIS APPELBE married Albert Parke. They ran a Grocer Shop on the junction of
Priests Road and the High Street. The building is still known today as Parker's
FORRESTER BINGHAM, was a Sergeant in Coventry City Police Force. He was invalided
out after an accident, while on duty he was knocked down by a speeding car. He later
lost his leg from the injuries. He died in 1943 and was buried in Godlingston Cemetery.
ALBERT STICKLAND 1890-1979 - He helped his father with the Butchery business in Devon
before coming to Swanage. He emigrated to Canada and worked as a Lumber Jack. He
joined the Canadian Army in the First World War, returning to Swanage after the War. He
founded 'Sticklands' the Butchers, High Street, Swanage, which his son Peter continues
to run. (closed 2008)
AMY STICKLAND nee Pitcher, was sister of ERNEST PITCHER who was awarded the Victoria
Cross. He was Chief Petty Officer on a Q ship in the First World War. He gained
the VC for Valour when his vessel caught fire.
HENRY born 15.01.1824 married Jane Holland at Corfe Castle on 16.04.1846
SARAH born 13.08.1848 married George Dorey at Kingston on 01.02.1873
MARY JANE born 24.02.1850
EDNA MARY born 18.01.1852, married Albert Speck at Kingston on 12.08.1875
ELIZABETH born 24.12.1820 married George Stockley at Kingston 28.11.1850
GEORGE born 07.07.1825. In 1851 he was living in Parkstone.
ROBERT born 06.07.1825. He moved away from Purbeck.
HENRY STICKLAND baptised on 11.09.1788 at Bloxworth Dorset. He married SARAH DAMON
at Kingston on 01.06.1813. Henry died in Kingston on 22.06.1861.
SARAH, daughter of George Damon and Susannah (nee Smith) of Corfe Castle born 1788,
The Stickland Family
The following family tree was compiled by Sheila Ford and is reproduced here courtesy
of the Swanage Museum.
The Museum is always happy to receive enquiries regarding family history and runs
a fine family history service, with knowledgable and enthusiastic volunteers to help
and advise. They have many records, archives, photographs and original material to
Last year they were most fortunate to be donated "The Sheila Ford Collection." This
is a collection of original research into Purbeck families, which includes an A-Z
of local names, with family trees available in many instances.
The late Sheila Ford produced this work before the internet and it is a remarkable
body of research. We are able to use Sheila's work as the starting point for many
of the enquiries that the Museum deals with during a typical year.
The Museum wishes to thank Yasmin Marsh, Sheila's daughter, for this wonderful donation.
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