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Old 30-12-11, 20:13
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Mother of James Harland
Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Hopestill Roots
Date and place of birth
c1759 Fletching, Sussex
Names of parents
Robert & Mary Roots
Baptism
21 Sep 1759 St Andrew & St Mary, Fletching, Sussex
Details of each of his or her marriages
21 Jun 1782 All Saints, Lindfield, Sussex to James Harland (b1763-d1806)
Occupation(s) - if any
None
Addresses where they lived:
Fletching [baptism]
Lindfield [9 children bapt there]
Horsleydown Lane, Southwark at death

Date, place and cause of death
Oct 1831 Horsleydown Lane, Southwark, which was where her daughter Hopestill Pillow lived
Date and place of burial
23 Oct 1831 St John, Horsleydown, Southwark, Surrey
Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
n/k
Memorial inscription - if any
None. Graveyard has no monuments left, church destroyed though the foundations are still there under the London Mission.

The British Newspaper Archive appears to have an entry for her about her being a grocer in Lindfield & dissolving a partnership , but I haven't taken out a sub yet, something for the future.

Last edited by Jill; 28-03-13 at 06:00. Reason: possible occupation/ link to son
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Old 01-01-12, 13:43
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What an unusual name
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Old 01-01-12, 14:02
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Lovely isn't it? 3 of her daughters were called Faith, Hopestill and Charity.
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Old 02-01-12, 00:21
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Absolutely beautiful name, have you found it any further back?
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Old 02-01-12, 09:38
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No further back, but it went forward, various granddaughters had it as one of their names, (I ought to say this is my husband's family). Her daughter was Hopestill and granddaughter Hope Isadora Pillow married William Henry Monk who wrote the hymn tune for Abide With Me, their daughter had Hopestill as a middle name.

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Old 05-12-16, 17:40
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Hopestill was remembered in the will of her mother's spinster sister, Ann Page in 1807. Ann lived in Lindfield at the end of her life, having previously lived in Fletching when her parents were alive.

"Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Hopestill
Harland All my Goods Household Furniture Clothes
plate Linen and Rings to be delivered to her forthwith
after my Decease"
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Old 23-02-23, 05:06
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Hopestill and her son John continued her late husband's business together until 1831 when there was a notice in the Sussex Advertiser announcing the dissolution of their partership and that John was to continue alone.

Thanks to the a gentleman from the Lindfield History Project who has sent me a map I now know that the shop was on the corner of the High Street and Hickmans Lane, where a womens clothing shop called Doodie Stark now stands, they had other another building on the plot next door though the modern building is of a later date. I used to go in when it was an antique shop.
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