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Dr Hector Helsham 1825-1910

Born: 1825 at Mile End in London and died 18 Feb 1910 Christchurch Hampshire.
Son of: Dr Arthur Helsham (1795-1875) and Eliza Bella Hunt (1796-18??)
Brother of:
1. Arthur Helsham (1818-1891), Civil Engineer.
2. Robert Helsham (1820-1895), Attorney and Solicitor, who married Ester Ann Bell? (1828?-????).
3. Eliza Ann Helsham (1822-18??).
4. Catherine Jane Helsham.
5. Josephine Wheeler nee Helsham (1832-1908) who married Edward Oliver Wheeler in 1857.
Hector married:
1st Elizabeth Harrison (1829?-1859).
2nd: Amelia Clarke (1825?-????).
Hector and Elizabeth had issue:
1. Hugh Paul Helsham (1863-1933).
2. Were there others?

We know of Hector Helsham from the following:
1. Information supplied to me by Ken Bryant-Smith, Sydney, Australia.
2. Information supplied to me by Penny Ferguson, Canberra Australia.

The above information is my first attempt and some of the information will need further corrections.  Please contact me if you have further information.

Census returns are as follows:

1851: Hamlet of Mile End Old Town , No 1 Assembly Row Hector Helsham Head u, 26, born Stepney MDX, General Practitioner, M.R.C.S.L.?. L.A.C.  Arthur Helsham brother u, 32, civil engineer born same as above Housekeeper

Next door is:
Robert Helsham head m 30 attorney and solicitor born Whitechapel MDX.  Esther Ann Helsham wife 22   born Stepney MDX.  Hester Bell mother in law widow 53 proprietress of houses born Stepney MDX f/servant

1861: High Street Yarmouth.  Hector Helsham 37 m Physician with initials and I think it says Lieutenant on the ships? born Mile end MDX Amelia  37 born lower Hants Visitor Matilda Leopard 41 corn merchants wife born same as Amelia plus groom aged 16 f/house servant 25

1871:  4 Park Place Brixton Road.  Hector 47 Physician MD St Andrews born Whitechapel MDX Amelia 47 wife born Isle of Wight W Cowes Hugh P 7  born Lambeth Surrey Frederick Clark unm 28 boarder Canada Medical Student Arthur S Townsend Articled medical pupil 18 born Lambeth Surrey domestic cook domestic housemaid


1891:  Holdenhurst Bournemouth Co. Southampton -Warren Road Pine Cottage Hector Helsham 67 Physician retired duly registered Amelia Helsham 67 John Jones caretaker of house and boots at hotel


Hector Helsham married 2) Amelia Clark 18 July 1860 HUrstpierpoint Sussec *Ancestral file *-submitter Jenny Harkness of Glen Waverley Vic AUS has Hector Helsham marrying 1) Elizabeth Harrison born c 1829 Lichfield Staffordshire married Lichfield and she died 1859 Eton Berkshire Hector died 18 Feb 1910 Christchurch Hampshire ENG ( born c 1825) Hugh Paul Helsham born 1863 Lambeth Died 1933 Wangford Suffolk ENG he married etc


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