George Andrew 1879-1952 and Nance Clarke 1884-1967

Nance and the Children in 1966

Grandpa and Granny met at Waterrow Chapel (Methodist of course) Grandpa with his siblings and his parents were living about 2 miles up the road at Chipstable. Granny used to come up from South Molton and stay with her maternal Grandparents (Joyces) who farmed at Fleed Farm which is on a by-road on the Wiveliscombe side of Waterrow about a mile from the Chapel. I have a friend who now lives in Wiveliscombe whose father remembers the Andrew family attending Waterrow Chapel. He also farmed at Waterrow. Mother told me the story of a service at the Chapel when the sermon was about not being able to sleep because of having a guilty conscience. At the time Grandpa was having trouble sleeping and this amused the little Andrews. (Kit Norrish)

After farming in various farms, Chipstable and Fitzhead they retired to Holway Green in Taunton where George took up bowling and played on a green in Vivary Park (Taunton).  They paid all their working lives into a Methodist charity and Nance took advantage of that and spent her last years in a home in Minehead, Westerley.

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Full Name Titus G Andrew
Birth#1Date of BirthJan 1879
Place of BirthBuckland Brewer, Devon, England
FatherOliver Bray Andrew
MotherIsabella Kate Fulford
Siblings ♀️ Alice Isabella Andrew, ♀️ Eva Jane Andrew, ♂️ Stanley Herbert Andrew, ♂️ Cecil Reginald Andrew
Spouse#1NameNance Clarke
Children ♂️ Leonard Brian Andrew, ♂️ Stanley Reginald Andrew, ♀️ Joyce Fulford Andrew, ♂️ William Oliver George Andrew, ♂️ Herbert John ANDREW
Death#1Date of death30 Aug 1952
Place of deathHolway Green, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 Responses to George Andrew 1879-1952 and Nance Clarke 1884-1967

  1. Grandpa bought a horse from a fellow local farmer who was not by any means a staunch teetotaller. The horse was used to stopping at all the local pubs and Grandpa (strictly TT.) found it very embarrassing that the horse continued these stops when he was riding. This was in the days before Grandpa had a car. Kit Norrish

  2. Grandpa had a distinctive walk, more noticeable to hear rather than to watch. I was taking Mother and Uncle Oliver one day up to Chipstable for some reason and we went down passed Fleed Farm and they explained to me that it was about half way down the lane that the horse shied at something in the hedge, bolted and in doing so the trap tipped over depositing Grandpa in the lane with a broken leg. He went to a hospital in Bristol to get it mended and walked in that distinctive manner ever after. Kit