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FOURTH GENERATION


8. John PALMER (26) was born on 3 Mar 1842 in Barrow Suffolk. (7) Look in Scrapbook for John's birth certificate. He died on 7 Sep 1912 in Exning.(27) John and Harriet Palmer are buried in the same grave in Exning Road Cemetery, Newmarket. He Service 1860 to 1875 in Coldstream Gaurds, London.. (28) Look in Scrapbook for John's army records. John joined the Coldstream Guards according to his records, at the age of 18 years and 2 months, at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on February 22nd 1860. His Army records state that he was a labourer at the time of enlisting, 5ft 8 1/8 inches tall, of fresh complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair, with no distinctive marks or scars. His first term of enlistment ran from 23 February 1860 until 31st May 1869, a total of 9 years and 98 days. He was granted good conduct pay at 1 1/2 pence on 16 Sept 1863 and this was followed by a further grant of 2pence on 23 February 1868 He re-engaged at London on 1st June 1869 for a further 5 years 219 days until 5th January 1875 during this time he was granted further good conduct pay at 3 pence on 23rd February 1872. He was given a free discharge on 5th January 1875 at the age of 33 years, making a total time of service of 14 years and 317 days. His character, as reported by the Regimental Board was given as Very Good, being in possession of three Good Conduct Badges. A pension was awarded to him of 4 pence a day on attaining the age of 50 years.
According to Census records, in 1881 he was living at 12 Buckingham Street, St Margaret's, Westminster, London together with his wife Harriet and daughter Sarah Ann and was employed as a valet.By 1891 they had moved back to Newmarket and were living, as lodgers, with Alfred, in the home of a Seth Gould and Sarah Ann Gould who was John's daughter at Newmarket Road, Moulton, and John describes himself as 'working on his own account' Also in the house at the time is a 6 yr old Albert Palmer,also a lodger, parentage unknown but born in London Middlesex. This may be Alfred's younger brother? By the time of the 1901 Census John, Harriet, Alfred and Albert were living in Exning , John was the foreman in charge of the Sand and Gravel Pits owned by The Jockey Club and his son Albert was working with him. At the time of his death in 1912 he was living in Burwell Road Exning.
COPY OF JOHNS SERVICE RECORDS FROM COLDSTREAM GAURDS ARE IN THE SCRAPBOOK.

. He was married to Harriett MOSS on 29 Mar 1865 in Shoreditch London. (29) Look in Scrapbook for Marriage Certificate.

9. Harriett MOSS was born on 14 Jan 1844 in Gazeley Suffolk.(30) As of March 2002 I have been unable to find a Baptismal entry for Harriett She died on 2 Mar 1915 in Exning.(31) Harriet and John Palmer are both buried in Exning Road Cemetary, Newmarket. Children were:

child4 i. Alfred George PALMER.
child ii. Sarah Ann PALMER was born on 6 Sep 1868 in Withom-Wigtown Scotland.
child iii. Albert PALMER was born in 1885 in London.(32)

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