1792 - 1873 (81 years)
||Sara Fuller-Harnett |
|Place where Sara possibly met Daniel Guion|
Richard Ponsonby brother of the 2nd husband of Sara's mother was head of customs in this place.
||19 Apr 1866
||9 Atlantic Terrace, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
||16 Jun 1873
||Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
- Sara Guion, widow, late of Southampton, died at Weston super Mare, Somerset 16 June 1873, leaving a will proved by Charles Pooley, surgeon, valuated at £12,000. He proved it as soon as 3 July, but there is a memo that a decree for a will dated 11 Nov 1867 was made after an action at law, Lloyd versus Pooley
Mr. Lloyd (George Lloyd Ponsonby) is called "nephew" by Sara (son of her halfsister Anne Ponsonby) in her Last Will made 1867
||9 Dec 2011 |
||Capt. Daniel Olivier Guion, b. 20 Apr 1776, 35 Crutched Friars, London, England , d. 24 Dec 1811, Thorsminde (Age 35 years) |
||Crotto, Kerry, Ireland
- Captain Henry (must be Daniel) was cruising off Ireland near the Ponsonby's home. He fell in love with Miss Sally who was a beautiful girl, but was called on account of her frightful temper the beautiful fiend. She was married in her father's library (against her parent's desire who nevertheless consented) and went off with him directly. She was only seventeen when he left her on Xmas Eve in the admiral ship for the Baltic where he was frozen to death.
Written down by Alphons Albers, dictated by his mother Emily Fox, gdaughter of Gardiner Henry Guion, brother of Daniel
- Royal Navy History - 1809
||22 Nov 2011 |
- From Emily Albers(-Fox)
Disowned by her father ???
Was a beautiful girl who was called on account of her frightful temper the beautiful fiend.
She was married in her father's library (against her parent's desire who nevertheless consented) and went off with him directly.
She was only seventeen when he left her on Xmas Eve in the admiral ship for the Baltic where he was frozen to death
She left all her money to her doctor that ought to have come to my grandmama Fox-Guion who had been desinherited because she became a catholic????
Pleegmoeder van Anne Mary Guion, de dochter van de broer van haar echtgenoot
- The Old Stone Crosses of Backwell, Nailsea, Tickenham and Wraxall
by Vince Russett, Archaeological Officer North Somerset Council
Charles Pooley(* 1818, Bath), a surgeon who worked at the West of England sanatorium in the 1860s, lived at 1 Raglan Circus at the older and northern end of Weston-super-Mare. (Some pictures)
Starting in 1868 he wrote a book called The Old Stone Crosses of Somerset (Pooley 1877). In view its subject it is somewhat ironical that he did not know that his workplace was right over the site of the White Cross, on the boundary between Uphill and Weston parishes.
He retired to Cheltenham not long after the publication of his book, and a saddening letter now bound into the copy of his book in Nailsea library reveals that at the end of his life he was completely blind.
Pooley's declared aim was to educate and to preserve a record of the crosses, and by the standards of his time, he succeeded admirably. It is to the credit of Pooley and his colleagues that by and large, the monuments he wished might "...thus continue to be cared for..." are indeed being so cared for.
Extract from pages 74/5:
ROAD - About fifty years ago there were the remains of a village Cross here, which consisted of steps only: the other portions had vanished long before, and these have since disappeared also.
Mr West, a very old man residing at Road Hill, affirms that when a little boy he heard John Wesley preach near to the Cross, and remembers distinctly the subject of the sermon, which was "The Grace of God."
Comment by Peter Harris 2011
The last recorded burial of a Mr. West in Road (at either St. Lawrence or Christchurch) prior to 1901 was for Edward WEST buried 1870, aged 87 years, at Christchurch. This was 7 years before Pooley's book was published, but it is quite possible that Pooley had collected his data on Road when Mr. West was still alive.
What is more difficult to understand is that Mr. West is recorded as having heard John Wesley although he was not born until 2 years after Wesley's last known visit to Road in 1781.
- Testator: Guion, Sara Case: Lloyd v. Pooley, 1874, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
- The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey
- Ponsonby Estates
- Crotto or Crotta House stood on this location
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- The Carique-Ponsonby family by Mark Humphrys