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Family of Daniel SHARLAND and Alma Ann PARSONS

Husband: Daniel SHARLAND (1855-1917)
Wife: Alma Ann PARSONS (1856- )
Children: Edith Florence SHARLAND (1879-1885)
Louisa Jane SHARLAND (1890- )
Marriage 18 Dec 1876 Registry Office, East Stonehouse Devon, England

Husband: Daniel SHARLAND

Name: Daniel SHARLAND
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas SHARLAND (1825-1905)
Mother: Sarah BENNETT (1826-1902)
Birth 9 Apr 1855 Puddington, Devon, England
Occupation Royal Marine
Enlisted (Military) 7 Jul 1874 Royal Marines
Census 3 Apr 1881 Ships and Overseas Establishments
HMS Phoenix
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 Private, Royal Marines;
HMS Phoenix
Discharged (Military) 26 Jul 1895 Plymouth, Devon, England
Military Regiment 27 Co Royal Marines Infantry  
Residence - Enlistment Tiverton, Devon, England  
Height (Military) 5' 6½"  
Eyes (Military) Hazel  
Hair (Military) Dark Brown  
Military Rank Private  
Occupation Jan 1902 Rural Postman - Post Office Appointment Books
Death 1917 Crediton Registration District, Devon, England

Wife: Alma Ann PARSONS

Name: Alma Ann PARSONS
Sex: Female
Father: Richard PARSONS (1827- )
Mother: Mary UNKNOWN (1819- )
Birth 1856 Plymouth, Devon, England

Child 1: Edith Florence SHARLAND

Name: Edith Florence SHARLAND
Sex: Female
Birth Q2 1879 East Stonehouse - Plymouth, Devon, England
Death 1885 Medway Registration District, Kent, England

Child 2: Louisa Jane SHARLAND

Name: Louisa Jane SHARLAND
Sex: Female
Birth 6 Feb 1890 East Stonehouse - Plymouth, Devon, England

Child 3: Francis John SHARLAND

Name: Francis John SHARLAND
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Nov 1891

Note on Husband: Daniel SHARLAND - shared note

Birth registered Crediton June Q 1855 GRO Ref 5b 365


1861 Aged 6 living in the family home at Washford Pyne, Devon


No trace in 1871


In 1876 his marriage to Alma Ann Parsons was registered at East Stonehouse GRO Ref 5b 588


1881 Daniel was aged 26, a Private in the Royal Marines onboard HMS Phoenix PRO Ref: RG11/5634 Folio 31 Page 7 whilst his wife and daughter were residing at 3 Strand Street, East Stonehouse with his Father-in-law Richard Parsons PRO Ref RG11/2204 Folio 29 Page 52


In 1891 he was listed as a crew member of HMS Invincible but not on board which was docked at Portsea PRO Ref: RG12/863 Folio 121 Page 31. He was found with his wife and daughter at 5 Albert Terrace, Portsea. PRO Ref: Rg12/877 Folio 38 Page 26. He was still in the Royal Marines, until discharged on 26 July 1895. But he was recorded as being based at Headquarters from January 1891 until Oct 1892, when he was posted to the training ship HMS Lion moored off Torpoint. He returned to Headquarters duties at Plymouth in January 1894, and completed his service after 21 years in July 1895.


By 1901 now aged 46 years he had moved inland to The Village, Bow where he had become a postman. PRO Ref: RG13/2128 Folio 53 Page 12. He was formally recorded as appointed as a rural Postman in January 1902, though he had started working at this earlier.


His death at 62 was registered at Crediton Sept Q 1917 GRO Ref 5b 381

Note on Wife: Alma Ann PARSONS - shared note

Birth registered Plymouth Dec Q 1856 GRO 5b 225


Daughter of Richard Parsons


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