Armer

George Armer (c.18361915)

  • born c.1836 at Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland
  • ninth of ten children born to agricultural labourer James Armer (1798–1874) and Margaret Armer neé Cowperthwaite (1799–1871)
  • factory boy aged 15 in 1851 living at Burton-in-Kendal
  • married Annie Cannon (1835–1892) at Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire on 12 November 1857
  • railway watchman in 1861 living at Lambrigg Head, Westmorland
  • railway pointsman in 1871 living at 10 Low Gill Cottages, Low Gill, Westmorland
  • railway porter in 1881 living at Speight Bridge, Hutton in the Hay, Westmorland
  • railway foreman porter in 1891 living at 8 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • wife Annie died in 1892
  • inmate of Milnthorpe Workhouse in 1901
  • inmate of Milnthorpe Workhouse in 1911
  • died 1915

George and Annie had ten children:

  • John James Armer (1858–1870) – baptised 8 September 1858 at Over Kellet, Lancashire – died aged 12 – buried 8 April 1870 at Ulverston, Lancashire
  • Clara Armer (1860–1927) – baptised 6 January 1861 at Grayrigg, Westmorland – servant at Middleshaw Farm, Old Hutton in 1881 – married James Graham (1864–1927) in 1888 – died aged 66 at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire in 1927
  • George Armer (1862–?)
  • Nancy Armer (1865–1865)
  • Margaret Armer (1866–1880)
  • William Armer (1869–1884)
  • Anthony Armer (1871–1884)
  • Annie Armer (1872–?)
  • Robert John Armer (1875–1948) – see further information below
  • Joseph Armer (1879–1961) – stores clerk for shipbuilder at Barrow-in-Furness in 1911 – married Florence Price – had eight children (6 boys and 2 girls)

Robert John Armer (c.1875–1948)

  • born at New Hutton, Westmorland
  • scholar in 1881 living at Speight Bridge, Hutton-in-the-Hay, Westmorland
  • engine cleaner in 1891 living at 8 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • married Jane Graham (1877–1965) daughter of railway engine driver Richard Graham in 1899
  • lived at 17 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • died 1 August 1948
  • buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland
  • headstone inscribed “In loving memory of Robert John Armer who died 1st August 1948 aged 73 years. Also of Jane his beloved wife who died 3rd March 1965 aged 87 years.”
  • administration Carlisle 1 September 1948 to Jane Armer widow
  • effects £890 14s 3d
  • widow Jane continued to live at 17 Helmside with son Richard and his family
  • Jane died 3 March 1965
  • probate Carlisle 9 June 1965 to son Richard Graham Armer railway employee
  • effects £2,584

Robert and Jane had at least four children:

  • Richard Graham Armer (1902–1995)
  • Phoebe Armer (1903–1979) – died 29 August 1979 – buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland – headstone inscribed “In loving memory of Phoebe Armer who died 29th August 1979.”
  • Robert Eric Armer (1905–1980)
  • George William Armer (1912-1943) – George was a schoolmaster and served in WW2 as a Sergeant Navigator/Bomber in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 15 Squadron and was killed in action on 2 March 1943. He is buried at Baarderadeel General Cemetery, Schillaard, Friesland, Netherlands and is commemorated on the Natland War Memorial and by a wall plaque inside St. Mark’s Church

James Armer (1850-1871)

  • born at Old Hutton, Westmorland in 1850
  • son of railway labourer Matthew Armer (1825-1901) and Mary Armer neé Bell (1826–1900)
  • cousin of Robert John Armer (c.1875–1948) above
  • scholar aged 10 in 1861 living at Bridge End, Old Hutton
  • railway labourer aged 20 in 1871 living at Bridge End, Old Hutton
  • gatekeeper killed at Oxenholme Station 9 December 1871

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Page last updated: 10 April 2016

 

 

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