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Old 05-03-10, 08:49
ElizabethHerts ElizabethHerts is offline
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Default John Quintrell (MMMF)

Name - "official" name and what they were known as

Date and place of birth
born 13 May 1830 at 4.45 pm Portsmouth

Names of parents
Parents Thomas Quintrell and Elizabeth (neé Daddow) (from St Blazey Cornwall)

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
15 AUG 1830 High Street-Presbyterian Or Unitarian, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
Fanny Ada Wood 17 September 1857 St Mary’s, Kingston, Portsmouth
Witnesses Helen Charlotte Emery (neé Wood) and William Augustus Emery (married 4.8.1853 St Mary’s Portsea)

Occupation(s) - if any
Relieving Officer
Governor of Portsea Island Workhouse

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on.
1841 census
HO107 414 5/25 6
Dorset Street Portsea
Thomas Quintrell 50 born outside Hampshire Do (Ind. – but
I think it is Do for Shipwright)
Elizabeth Quintrell 50 born outside Hampshire
Mary 20 Hampshire
Henry 15 Hampshire
John 10 Hampshire

1851 census
RG number: HO107 Piece: 2003 Folio: 381 Page: 8
18 Market Place Burselm Staffordshire
with Richard Boughton Head Married 46 Draper Master employing 10 men and 2 apprentices
John Quintrell unmarried 22 Assistant to Draper Portsea Hampshire

1861 census
RG9; 642; 172; 21
25 Durham Street Landport Portsea
John Quintrell Head Married 30 Draper’s Assistant Hants Portsea
Fanny A wife married 30 Hants Portsea
Fanny Daughter 2 Hants Portsea
John D Son 7 months Hants Portsea

1871 Census
RG number:
RG10 Piece: 1132 Folio: 110 Page: 6
23 King Street, Portsea
John Quintrell Head Married Age 40 Relieving Officer Hants Portsea
Fanny Ada Wife Married 40 Hants Portsea
Fanny Eddy Daughter 12 Scholar Hants Portsea
Frank E Son 9 Scholar Hants Portsea
Frederick Wood Son 7 Scholar Hants Portsea
Ada Daughter 5 Scholar Hants Portsea
Louisa Hubbert Daughter 2 Hants Portsea
Mary Dickens 5 months Hants Portsea

1881 Census
RG number: RG11 Piece:1145 Folio:114 Page: 1
Union Workhouse Portsea Island
John Quintrell Master Married 50 Master of Workhouse Portsmouth Hants
Fanny Ada Wife Married 50 Matron Portsmouth Hants
Louisa Daughter 12 Scholar Portsmouth Hants
Mary D Daughter 10 Scholar Portsmouth Hants
Tom B Son 8 Scholar Portsmouth Hants

1891 Census
RG number: RG12 Piece: 860 Folio: 90 Page: 1
Portsea Union Workhouse
John Quintrell Head Widower 60 Workhouse Master Hampshire Portsmouth
Fanny Eddy Daughter Single 32 Workhouse Matron Hampshire Portsmouth

RG number: RG13 Piece: 987 Folio: 122 Page: 21
107 Francis Avenue Kingston and East Southsea
Herbert C Purkis Head M 35 Chief Officer Mercantile Marine
Mary D wife M 30
John Quintrell Father in Law Widower 70 Retired Workhouse Master
Kathleen M Quintrell Niece 5 London City
plus a servant

Date, place and cause of death
died at 1 am on 11 April 1906 Portsmouth age 75 (the time is from information from my mother from her grandmother)
Aged 75 years
Retired Master from the Portsea Workhouse
Cause of death:
Shock from injuries to the head brought about by his having accidentally fallen over the banisters into the hall below at 103 Francis Avenue Southsea on the 8th of the same month.

Date and place of burial / cremation.
Row 11, Grave no. 21½, Wells section, Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth
April 1906

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
I have a copy. Estate left equally between his children.
Frank Emery Quintrell the Sole Executor

Memorial inscription

Last edited by ElizabethHerts; 01-10-14 at 14:34. Reason: added burial information
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Old 05-03-10, 08:50
ElizabethHerts ElizabethHerts is offline
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This is John's burial:

Hampshire Telegraph 21st April 1906

The funeral took place at Kingston Cemetery on Saturday afternoon of the late Mr. John Quintrell, a former Master of the Portsmouth Workhouse, whose death took place recently, as previously reported, from the effects of a fall. The sad ceremony was largely attended, Mr. Quintrell having earned the esteem of all with whom he was brought into contact. The deceased’s son, Mr. Frank Quintrell, and Dr. C. Knott, were the chief mourners; the Board of Guardians was represented by the retiring Chairman (Mr. W. J. Groves), the Vice-Chairman (Mr. J. Timpson), the Clerk (Mr. E. H. Mitchell), whilst those present also included Mr. T. Bonham-Carter (Assist.-Clerk), Mr. R. E. Hoskins (Supt. Registrar), Mr. Rand (Pay Clerk), Mrs. Paice (Assist.-Matron), Mr. and Mrs. Wall, with Messrs. Whitehart and Kitt (two superannuated officers). Several inmates were also present, and there were a large number of floral tributes sent. The service was conducted by the Unitarian Minister at the High-street Chapel.
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Old 05-03-10, 09:06
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Report of his death:

Hampshire Telegraph 14th April 1906



It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Mr. John Quintrell, for many years the Master of the Portsea Island Workhouse, which took place on Wednesday at his residence in Francis-avenue, Southsea. The deceased gentleman, who was 75 years of age, had been in ill-health for some time. He met with a serious accident a few days ago, at his own house, and sustained such severe injuries to his head that he never recovered, but died this morning.

Mr. Quintrell by his genial and kindly disposition had won for himself a large circle of friends. He was many years ago one of the Relieving Officers of the Portsea Island district. In 1872 he was appointed the Master, with Mrs. Quintrell as Matron, and for twenty-two years he held that position. Mrs. Quintrell, however, died several years before her husband’s retirement. Both the Master and Matron always enjoyed the full confidence of the Board of Guardians. They saw the House and its surrounding grounds considerably extended and the staff grow numerically stronger, and from a comparatively small establishment in 1872 it had increased to one of considerable importance by the year 1894, when, owing to failing health, Mr. Quintrell retired on a well earned superannuation.

Mr. Quintrell was a member of the Unitarian Church for years.

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Guardians, a resolution of sympathy with the relatives of the deceased was passed, on the motion of the Chairman (Mr. W.J. Groves), seconded by the Vice-Chairman (Mr. Timpson).

The death formed the subject of an inquiry by the Coroner (Mr. T. A. Bramsdon, M.P.) at the Town Hall on Thursday evening.

It appeared that on Sunday the deceased, who was 75 years of age, was going upstairs in his house, in Francis-avenue, and had gone up some seven or eight steps when he gave a sudden lurch and fell over the banisters, striking his head against the tessellated pavement with much force. Dr. W. Slater, who is assisting Dr. Charles Knott, was summoned as soon as possible, and found Mr. Quintrell suffering from a compound fracture of the skull. He never recovered entire consciousness, and made no statement, dying on Wednesday. The doctor’s opinion was that the deceased was overtaken with giddiness, and that the seizure caused him to fall.

“Accidental death” was the verdict of the jury.
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Old 01-10-14, 14:35
ElizabethHerts ElizabethHerts is offline
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We saw the grave of John and Fanny Ada Quintrell this morning and took lots of photos. I'll add the memorial inscription as soon as I have deciphered it.
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