Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seeking relatives of Pentyre Edmund Anderson Morshead (1882 - 1962)



Looking for anyone related to, or interested in, Pentyre Edmund Anderson Morshead.

He was born in 1882, the second son of John Yonge Anderson MORSHEAD (sometimes written Anderson-Morshead) and Helen Beatrice Anderson Morshead (a cousin). The Anderson Morshead home was 'Widey Court' in Eggbuckland, Devon, England, however it appears they also had a London home and his birth was registered there (Fulham).

Pentyre was schooled at Crowthorne, Berks (1892-1896), Winchester College (1896-1901) and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1901-1905). I have not uncovered his whereabouts in the 1901 England census, and suspect (given his relatively unique name) that he was therefore abroad.

He then entered to teaching profession. He was a teacher at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon (1905 - 1909), the school which Shakespeare attended. From here he apparently moved to Cottesmore School, Hove, Brighton, then he taught at Malvern College located in Malvern, Worcestershire (presumably his location here led to him meeting his wife). He was housemaster of No. 2 House at Malvern College, and taught French, Geography and cricket.

Pentyre married Evangeline Corrie CUSTANCE on 29 Nov 1914 in the Westhampnett registration district in Sussex. They had no issue as a couple. Evangeline Corrie Custance was born Oct-Dec 1876 in Colwall, Herefordshire, England on the border with Worcestershire.

His marriage appears to have immediately preceded his call-up for the First World War. He served in the Royal Field Artillery.

Following retirement from Malvern, he moved to Sussex. His wife pre-deceased him and he died in Malvern.


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