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More Rumsey History

It appears the Rumseys were a very musical and artistic family.

Ada Maude Terrell b 1882 was the daughter of Sophia Elizabeth Hall born 1857 died 1931 and Richard Henry Terrell painter/artist born 1839, they married in 1873. Sophia was a Singer and Dancer on the stage, her daughters Nellie and Ada were both on the stage as well, described as singers and dancers on the 1911 census. Daughter Elizabeth Amelia was a Theatre Attendant on the 1911 census. Frederick her son was a stage carpenter.They lived around the Newington area in Southwark south London
Ada married Alfred JW Rumsey in 1905 in St Matthews Church Newington, she died in July 1925 aged 42 with TB of both lungs in Publow Somerset.

Eva Mary Scorey married Alfred William Edwin Rumsey in early 1879 their son Alfred John Walter Rumsey was born in December 1879. Father Richard Walter Scorey born 1839 Ordinance Survey Clerk, married Lucy Elizabeth Fielder in 1857 (described as Eliza on the record), died 1922. Described as an Army Pensioner on 1911 Census.They must have been separated for a time as he is described as a 'Boarder' on a few census sheets unless he was travelling round doing his map work and she was working as a live- in nurse on the 1901 census and they were living apart in 1891.
Eva and Alfred had two daughters Eva Helen and Dorothy Florence.

Dorothy Florence Rumsey married Reginald George Hudson in 1910 in Wandsworth and on the 1911 Census was described as a Professor of Music like her mother Eva Mary Scorey, they were living in the same household while Reginald was at his parents' home. Reginald went to Boarding School at St Cuthbert's College in Worksop as a teenager. Dorothy died in 1944.

Eva Helen Rumsey married Alfred Stanley Longman, Photographer in 1914

Ada's brother Fred Terrell

Ada's brother Fred Terrell

Possibly Lucy Eliza Fielder - Eva Scorey's mother

Possibly Lucy Eliza Fielder - Eva Scorey's mother
Above photo donated by Robin Hodkinson NZ

Alfred W E and Eva ?

 Alfred W E and Eva ?

-Eva Mary died in 1922 leaving £3342.17.11 to Mervyn Rumsey and Stanley Longman
-Alfred William E died in 1934 leaving £12,158.5.10 to Alfred John W Rumsey and Mervyn Horner Rumsey, Gentleman
-Alfred John Walter died in 1935 Left £8746.12.10 to Factory Manager RA Rumsey
-Mervyn died in 1936 leaving his money to spinsters Florence and Sabina Rumsey

Alfred W E Rumsey founded Rumsey & Rumsey Ltd in Bristol (they were Ford main dealers). They also had Fordson tractors . Rumsey & Rumsey Ltd was still around in 1964 at some point it became Bristol Street Motors. The census for 1911 says he was a motor car agent but still living in Southampton. There is no record of when he moved to Bristol but in 1927 Alfred Rumsey lived at 5 The Grange, Westbury Road, Bristol and underneath Rumsey Ltd, Ford Car Agents of Pile Street, Redcliffe. Alfred W E Rumsey's probate notice gave 5 The Grange as his address when he died on 18 May 1934 and also says that Alfred J W Rumsey was a motor agent but he also died the following year.
At some point Alfred J W Rumsey moved to The Homestead, Hursley Hill, Publow, Clutton, Somerset where his wife Ada died with TB in 1925.

Information from a family member


From the Bristol Post

" My husband did his Motor Mechanics Apprenticeship at Rumsey's in the 1950s and points out that they started off in Portwall Lane, opposite St Mary Redcliffe, and then moved to new premises in Victoria Street. Their Commercial Depots were in Gloucester Road, Horfield and at Kingswood, near the old Tramway Centre. Rumsey's were sold to Steele's Commercials and because at that time Ford would not have a dealership connected with another vehicle maker, Rumsey's lost their franchise. Bryan Brothers (who we both worked for) started off as a Citroen dealership behind the Hippodrome, becoming main Ford dealers and moving to new premises in College Green. As they grew, their commercial vehicle section moved out to the Brislington Trading Estate, and College Green remained the car depot. They are no longer Ford dealers."