Rose Ellingham & Albert Saunders

By Diana Parrott

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Do you have any information on Rose Ellingham, teacher, and/or Albert Edward Saunders, clerk for the Great Northern Railway, who were both in Harpenden in the 1880s. They were involved in an 'event' in 1881/2 in Westerham, Kent, which was reported in the Gloucester Citizen on 17 April 1883?

This page was added by Diana Parrott on 16/08/2011.
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Westerham railway station opened in 1881. Could Albert Edward Saunders have been involved as this (secondment)? Link to station is

By Michael
On 10/04/2012

'Wild Westerham - Shooting affray in Kent'

The 'event' was an exchange of pistol shots between Saunders, who had been engaged to Rose Ellingham, a schoolmistress at Westerham, and Luke Tippins. She had broken the engagement and married Mr Tippins, the schoolmaster at Westerham. Both men were wounded, but Saunders was tried for attempted murder, found guilty and sentenced to ten years' penal servitude.

There is a full report in the Society's Newsletter 116 (March 2012).

By John Wassell
On 02/12/2014

Information extracted by Eric Miller from the log books of St Nicholas School tells us that Rose Ellingham was monitor and pupil teacher there from 1873 until 'the year ending October 1879'.  She was not qualified under Article 79 although it would seem she gained something for Arithmetic in 1875.

By Diana Parrott
On 14/07/2015

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