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When Marion (Peggy) Bint was shown this photo, by Paul Bint from the Yorkshire family, she apparently pointed to the old lady seated second from right and said "that's Grandma Bint". Her husband Desmond Bint (1921) was a grandson of gamekeeper James Frederick Bint (1865) and Frances (Fanny) Rose Green. Fanny was from Pendock, Worcestershire and married James Frederick at Upton-on-Severn in 1888.

Believed to be Bints, Marshalls and Robinsons at a family wedding. (sorry no names or date). Kindly supplied by Nigel Robinson.

Henry Bint's family  lived in the Appleton, Eaton area near Cumnor to the South West of Oxford all of which were in Berkshire until 1974 when  a number of major changes took place. A large area to the north west as far as Abingdon was transferred to Oxfordshire, and Slough (formerly in Buckinghamshire) became part of Berkshire.

Appleton, a village and a parish in Berkshire. The village stands near the Upper Thames, 5 miles NW of Abingdon station on the G.W.R., and has a post and money order office under Abingdon, which is the telegraph office.

The parish includes also the township of Eaton. Acreage, 2077 ; population, 532.

The Fettiplaces had an old seat here, which is now reduced to a fragment, with remains of a moat.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £330 with residence, in the gift of Magdalen College, Oxford. The church is a plain stone building in the Early English style, the chancel being 15th century. The tower contains a fine peal of ten bells. The nave was restored in 1883. The church has a Jacobean tomb of Sir J. Fettiplace, and a brass of a skeleton (1518).

There is also a small Wesleyan chapel. The manor house is supposed to have been built in the reign of Henry II.   

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5.


Philip's son Henry Bint (1839-1911) grew up in the Eaton, Appleton area  and by the time he was eleven years old  was working as a farm labourer in Eaton. In 1861 he was a still a farm labourer and working at Appleton. 

It was in February 1861 that same year the 21 year old married Maria Stimpson aged 20, at St Laurence Church Appleton. Maria who was born in July 1840 at nearby Marcham, was the daughter of well known local master-thatcher Charles Stimpson. 

Whilst Henry was still working on the land, Maria was employed as a washerwoman. 10 years later, in 1871, they were living at Eaton Lane, Appleton and had five children.

They were -  Louisa  Ellen bn1861, Charles bn 1863, Frederick James bn 1866, Eliza Fanny bn 1867, and Albert bn 1870.

The 1881 census shows the family had grown to ten children with the addition of; Edna bn 1875, Frederick bn 1872, Sidney bn 1878,  Norah Maria bn 1880, and Alice Lizzie who was born in 1883.

Henry was then employed as a general labourer living at Long Leaze Cottage. His sons Charles and James were also listed as labourers.

In 1891 Henry was  a widower, Maria had died in 1888. He was now employed as a gamekeeper and had moved to Lower Whitley Farm a short distance away. He had a housekeeper to help him with the children. She was Warwickshire born widow Levina Fowler(1848) and had a daughter Alice Fowler (1883).

Hi Tom, I have been researching the Stimpson line and you may be interested to know that while Maria Bint (nee Stimpson) (1840-1888) was living at Long Leys Cottage Cumnor, her mother, now widowed, committed suicide by jumping down a well in New Zealand.

Maria's mother (Rebecca Stimpson (nee North) (b. 1818) had set sail for New Zealand in 1874 on the ship Waitanga. This was following the death of her first husband Charles Stimpson (1815-1873). She also took some of her other children to New Zealand with her, including Louisa Stimpson .

In 1876 Rebecca married George Hole in New Zealand, but later she committed suicide by jumping down a well in 1884.

Several New Zealand newspapers reported the event, and they can be seen by searching for "Rebecca Hole" on this web site.

The Evening Post, Volume XXVIII, Issue 67, 16 September 1884, Page 2 appears to contain the most information. See this link. (near the bottom of the column headed TELEGRAMS)

I hope this is of interest. Regards   Pete Stimpson. Bedford UK


(1) The Greyhound Inn, Besselsleigh in 1900 (Eaton Lane is on the left.)  (2) Appleton in late 1890.  (3) Originally two game keepers cottages, Long Leys Farm Cottage, Cumnor, is an attractive period house believed to date from the 18th century.


The above house was for sale in 2010 at an asking price of £2.25 million. "Originally two game keepers cottages, Long Leys Farm is an attractive period house believed to date from the 18th century in a superb edge of village location surrounded by open countryside. It also benefits from a detached stone cottage and is complemented by stunning professionally landscaped gardens and grounds. In 2000 the property was extended to provide a large reception room and master bedroom suite. The contemporary extension complements the older part of the house and was designed with imagination and style by the architect Rick Mather, who designed the modern extension to the Ashmolean."


In July 1895, 54 year old widower, Henry Bint, married 38 year old Rose Janaway who had been born at St Ebbes, Oxford, the daughter of Oxford builder Frederick Janaway. 

They were back in Long Leys Cottage and were there in June 1896 when their son Horace Janaway Bint was born. 

In 1901 Henry was still employed as a game keeper and living in Long Leys Cottage with Rose and 4 year old Horace.

Henry died in 1911. Rose in 1940.

He appears to have passed on his skills to four of his sons, James, Charles, Frederick and Sidney who all went on to be game keepers.

Our photo shows gamekeeper Henry Bint (1839-1911) and his family, around 1898.



Nigel's great-grandmother was Henry's daughter Edna Jane Bint, who was born at Eaton in 1875. She married Oxford born Thomas William Robinson (1875) at Oxford in 1895. They had seven children,  Thomas Harry Robinson 1894,  Edna Mabel 1895,  Beatrice 1900,  Bertha Lilian 1906,  Dora 1913-14,  Louise Nora 1905,  and Nora Elizabeth 1898-99.


Henry's daughter Louisa Ellen Bint (1861) was working as a servant at Hammersmith in 1881. She married Oxford house painter Louis Richard Williams at Oxford in 1887. They had two sons Charles Francis Williams (1893) and Henry Louis Williams (1888) who joined the 3rd King's Hussars around 1908 and went on to serve in the Transvaal, South Africa. He married Kate Rose Waine (1889-1979) at Oxford in 1918.

Another daughter, Eliza Fanny Bint (1867), married widower William Edward Wyatt (1841-1891) at Oxford in 1887. William had at least four children from his previous marriage. He died in 1891 and Eliza remarried in the Abingdon area in 1895. He was Frederick George Sawyer (1859). The couple had two children, Edward Frank Sawyer (1894) and Horace Albert (1897).

Her sister Norah Mariah Bint (1880-1949) also was employed as a servant. In 1905 she married Woodstock born Mark Robert Clapton (1881- 1937). They had four children, three of whom were Charles Henry Clapton (1906-1927), Marjorie Norah Clapton (1908-1996), and Vivien Clapton (1910-2000).

Four of Henry's sons became gamekeepers.

Henry's eldest son, game-keeper Charles Henry Bint, was born at Eaton in 1863. His wife Lilian Marshall was born at Kirkby Underwood in Lincolnshire in 1873.They were married there in 1892.  Their eight children were - 

Charles William Henry Bint   (1894 – 1961) Born Winsford, Cheshire Was disabled. Did not marry. Died Freeland in 1961.
Charlotte Elizabeth Bint (1896 – 1979) Born Holywell, Lincs. Married Joseph Wood (1892-1963) at Standlake in 1918.
Albert Christopher Bint (1897 – 1987)  Born Holywell, Lincs. Married Amy Maria Trinder (1900-1985) at Witney in 1921.
Lillian Mary Bint  (1901 – 1989) Born Westwood, Worcs. Married Thomas Ivor Curtis (1896-1972) at Cardiff in 1924.
Elma Alice Bint  (1903 – 1960) Born Westwood, Worcs. Married Stanley Monk (1893-1958) at Northmoor in 1922.
Walter Marshall Bint (1907 – 1998) Born Westwood, Worcs Married Mary Hilda Smith (1912-1956) at North Leigh in 1931.
Marjorie Emily Bint (1908 – 1986) Born Westwood, Worcs Married Stanley William Dix (1905-1986) at Hanborough in 1930.
Kenneth John Bint (1912 – 1990) Born Westwood, Worcs Married Doris May Trinder (1912-1976) at Northmoor in 1934.

Charles Henry Bint's youngest sister, Alice Lizzie (1883-1962) also married into the Marshall family. He was Horace A W Marshall (1882-1973) the son of Lincolnshire school teacher Emily Marshall (1861).

We do not know at present who is who on this 1870-80s photograph other than the old couple. He married Mary Ann Simpson in 1830. His sons were - William Marshall 1831 – 1918, John Marshall 1833 – 1919, Robert Marshall 1835 – 1916, George Marshall 1837 – 1927, Edward Marshall 1838 – 1910, Thomas Henry Marshall 1841 – 1926, Joseph Marshall 1843 – 1933, Samuel W. Marshall  1844 – 1931, Simpson Marshall 1847 – 1905, Albert James Marshall 1850 – 1891.  

Charles Henry Bint's wife Lilian (born 1873) was the daughter of William Marshall (1831).

Our photo shows Lilian Marshall's grandfather, woodsman William Marshall (1803) and his wife Maria with their ten sons. (from Nigel's collection).

In 1891 Charles Henry Bint was already head gamekeeper at the Grange, Kirkby Underwood, in Lincolnshire.

By the time of his first son's birth he had moved to Winsford in Cheshire. When Charlotte and Albert (Chris) were born the family were at Holywell, Lincolnshire, and then from around 1901 the remainder of the children were  baptised at Westwood in Worcestershire. 

Charles Bint was then head-keeper and living at Keeper's House, Westwood with his younger brother Sidney working under him. He was at Westwood till at least 1912 when his youngest son Kenneth John Bint was born.

By 1915 he had moved to  Standlake, Oxfordshire, only a few miles from his birth-place of Eaton.

He is listed as landlord of the 'Black Horse' in Standlake from 1915-17, taking over from his brother Frederick. In later years the family would be associated with the 'Bell' in the High Street.

Charles died at Hanborough, Oxfordshire in 1929. 

61 year old Lilian remarried in 1934. He was 64 year old cowman Joseph Baston who was born at Abingdon.

Charles Henry's eldest daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Bint, was born at Holywell, Lincs in 1896.

In 1918 she married Joseph Wood (1892) an RAF engineer from Haydock, Lancashire at Standlake. Her brother Christopher, who migrated to Canada seven years later, was a witness at their wedding.

They settled at Freeland, five miles east of Witney, and had one son, Edward John Wood.


Albert Christopher Bint (1897-1987) was also born at Holywell, Lincolnshire. At 14 years old he was already an assistant game-keeper at Westwood Park and the end of his time there in 1915 the 18 year old was listed as a game-keeper and horseman. 

The family moved back to their roots to Standlake in Oxfordshire in the later part of 1915 and it wasat Oxford in November he joined the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars as private soldier no. 3076 in the Territorial Army. 

On  September 4th 1916 Army records reveal that his father wrote to the Regiment from the Black Horse at Standlake requesting that his son be released for a short period to assist with the harvest at home. "Labour is very scarce here.

We do not know if that plea was answered but there may have coincidently been some Embarkation leave as Chris was now 32763 Trooper Albert Christopher Bint transfered to to the 6th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and posted to the battlefield on the 20th of September.


Chris  arrived in France when his regiment was involved in the Battle of the Somme one of the bloodiest in the 1914-18 War.

The 1/4th Ox & Bucks had already taken part in the First Day of the Somme on 1 July 1916, in which the British Army suffered over 60,000 casualties – the largest casualties sustained in a day by the British Army. The battalions of the Ox & Bucks on the Western Front saw extensive service during the Battle of the Somme (1 July – 18 November), suffering heavily, including at Mametz Wood, Pozières, and at Ancre the last major subsidiary battle. 

In October 1916 after only three weeks in France he was injured having sustained bullet wounds to his arm and left foot. In 1917 the 20 year old was discharged from the army being 30 per cent disabled.



In 1921 Chris married Amy Maria Trinder at Witney. Amy, born in 1900, was from nearby Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. 

In March 1925 they migrated to Nova Scotia with their 3 year old daughter Sheila Amy on the Ausonia, arriving at Halifax on April 3rd. 

Chris and Amy farmed in Manitoba and altogether had five children. 

Amy died in North Vancouver in 1985 and Chris in 1987.

He was a farmer at heart and even after they moved from their Manitoba farm to their city home in North Vancouver, their yard was a showplace of flowers. 

Despite having knee and hip replacements later in life, he could always be found in his yard or on the roof (much to the consternation of his children!) continuing to maintain their plot.

He was very active in the Legion and an avid cribbage player. Teddi

Amy Maria Trinder. I'll always remember her as a lovely proper woman who always had wonderful baking to share, taught me to cheat at solitaire and enjoyed Stampede wrestling on TV.

My mother says she was basically disowned by her family for marrying beneath her and never spoke to any of them again.  She also says that she and Chris never fought a day in their life.

She had advanced Alzheimers at the end of her life.  She stayed at home with Chris until he couldn't look after her anymore then moved to a nearby extended care.  Chris walked over every single day to be with her for meals.   Teddi


Marjorie Emily Bint was born at Westwood, Worcestershire in 1908. She married  Oxfordshire born Stanley William Dix (1905-1986) at Handborough, Oxfordshire in 1930. They had one child. She also died in 1986.

Kenneth John Bint was born at Westwood, Worcestershire in 1912. He married Sutton born Doris May Trinder (1912-1946) at Northmoor in 1934. Doris died in 1946. In 1979 the 67 year old married Queenie Ayres, also 67, at Witney Registry Office.

Queenie died in 1987 and Kenneth in 1990.

Walter Marshall Bint was born at Westwood, Worcestershire in 1907. He married Wigan born Mary Hilda Smith (1912) at North Leigh in 1931.  They had two children. Mary died in 1956 while Walter lived to the great age of 91.

Lillian Mary Bint was born at Westwood in 1901. In 1921 she married Welsh born Thomas Ivor Curtis (1896-1972) at Cardiff and settled in South Wales. They had three children.  Thomas died in 1972 and Lillian in 1989.



Henry's youngest son Sidney John Bint who was born at Eaton in 1878 was also a gamekeeper. In 1901 the 23 year old was already employed on the Westwood Estate where his brother Charles was head keeper. He was single and living alone at nearby Forest Meadow, Hampton Lovett near Droitwich in Worcestershire. 

He  stayed in the Droitwich area after marrying  Florence Mary Hedgcock (1877-1949) in 1904. They had three children, 

John Henry (1907-1987), Charles Edward Bint (1915-1990), and Dorothy F Bint (1916).

In 1911 Sidney was listed as a market gardener and farmer at nearby Hadley.

His son Charles Edward Bint (1915) was married in the Droitwich area to Ross-on-Wye girl Joyce Kathleen Weeks (1917-1994) in 1953. They had two children.

Frederick Bint who was born to Henry and Maria at Eaton in 1872, was also a gamekeeper. He married Emma ( Laura) Cooper (1871-1929) from Chaul End, near Luton, in 1891 at Marylebone in Middlesex. His first child Percy, was born near the Papworth Hall Estate in Cambridgeshire where Frederick was probably employed as a game-keeper.

They next settled around 1895 near the Woburn Abbey estate at Milton Bryan in Bedfordshire. Its not clear at present whether he was employed by the Duke of Bedford or the owners of Milton Bryan Manor. The Duke purchased the Manor in 1906.

He appears to have left Bedfordshire around 1902. On the 1911 census he was an innkeeper at Standlake in Oxfordshire. He was also listed as the landlord of the 'Black Horse' at Standlake from 1909-1914 followed by his brother Charles 1915-1917. Though the family are mainly connected with 'The Bell',  brewery records indicate an earlier association with the 'Black Horse'. His wife Laura died in 1929  and Frederick remarried in 1931. She was Gertrude Ireland from Northmoor.

Frederick and Laura had seven children. 

Percy   (1892-1970) Born Elsworth, Cambs. Married Beatrice Austin (1894-1933) at Witney in 1923. Re-married in 1939.
Cyril James   (1895-1949)  Born Grange Jaron, Herts. Married Beatrice Ellen Budden (1897-1983) at Bridgewater, Somerset in 1921.
Eva   (1898-1974) Born Grange Jaron, Herts. Married Harvey Lewis Hill (1895-1974) at Witney in 1925.
Lionel   (1900-1981)  Born Amptill, Beds. Married Lilian Ethel Stevens (1904-1985) at Witney in 1925.
Ella May (1903-1993) Born Root Hill, Surrey. Married Basil Ernest Ireland (1896-1959) at Witney in 1919.
Doris Beatrice (1907-2002) Born Abingdon, Berks  See Linda's note below.
Bernard Spencer (1910-1977) Born Standlake, Oxon. Married Doris N Smith at Witney in 1941.


30th of August 2009. Mr. Brian Bint, former resident of Standlake has sent the following notes to the Standlake and District Historical Society as he noticed several inaccuracies in the publication of 'Standlake at War'. He spoke to  Lynda Blair one Wednesday in church and she suggested he emailed her with his comments.

This is what he said: You suggested that I send my comments and corrections to you and I have much pleasure in doing so. I was 9 years old when war broke out and remember it well.

My comments are: To be precise on location, "The Bell" had Fred Bourton's butcher's shop on the left as you face it and Mr Walter Florey's Drapers store on the other side, i.e. where the Post Office is today.

Louis Tuckey - Eileens Father - had the Bakery opposite the Bell where Eileen lives today. As a boy I worked for Mr Tuckey from 1940 until 1947 delivering bread three evenings a week and all day Saturday to Northmoor and the West End and Lynch Hill. The man who worked for Mr Tuckey was Cecil Lay who lived in Northleigh.

Mr Tuckey delivered his excellent bread by horse and van starting at about 6pm and ending in Brighthampton after 9pm. Often he would fall asleep after his 16 hour working day and his horse would bring him home. During the war deliveries were restricted to three days a week to conserve petrol. He was a delightful man and I enjoyed working for him and learning from him.

Mains Electricity came to the village just BEFORE the war but not everyone could afford the conversion so they would remember not having it. An Automatic Telephone Exchange was built opposite the Black Horse before the war.

The local Blacksmith was Fred Timms who was also the Landlord of the Red Lion, Northmoor. Later John Barrett was the Blacksmith.

In addition to Mr F.B. (Sonny) Johnson other men worked at the M.G. factory including Arthur (Darkie) Wearing, who cycled to Abingdon every day. He was a declared Communist and when Hitler attacked Russia I remember him saying "The good old hammer and sickle, God bless them". He was always very vocal in support of Russia and frequently argued with other men in the Bell.

The recreation was let to Mr Bint (my Father) not "Bent". I worked many hours in the recreation field harvesting barley, picking potatoes and cutting cabbages and lettuce at 4am before going to school.

The Glider crashed in the village on the day we attempted to capture the Bridge at Arnhem. I ran across the fields to see the soldiers opening the Horsa Glider and drive away in what I think was a Jeep.

The Canadians were camping under canvas on Forty Acres, the common land on the right as you approach the first bridge on the way to Newbridge. 

Reference is made to an older girl Nellie Longhurst.  Mrs Nellie Longhurst was a married woman not an older girl.

Nellie was married to Ernie Longhurst who worked at Florey's grocery store. They lived in a house almost opposite to Joan Eagle.

Nellie was the Manageress of Mr. Florey's Drapers Store. She was famously noted for her raucous laugh which was frequently heard in the store and as she rode her bicycle home.

There is mention of the "Local Pubs" which were frequented by the G.I.'s and Canadians as well as the people of the village. Such was the demand for beer that the Pubs could only open three or four days a week before they were sold out. Yes - beer was also in short supply.    Brian Bint

Brian Bint is the grandson of Frederick Bint (1872) who was landlord of "The Bell" at Standlake and a son of Lionel Bint (1900).


Hi Tom,   Re - Doris Beatrice Bint

I have some information for you about the Bints. 

I don't know if you watch Heir Hunters on the BBC. Last week they showed a programme about a man called Philip KONIGK who had died without leaving a will and it said his mother's name was Doris BINT from Oxfordshire. 

Basically the story is that Doris went to South Africa sometime in the 1930s (Don't know why) and met and married a Philip KONIGK.  She had a son, but sadly his father died when Philip junior was three or four. 

His mother came back to Oxfordshire, accompanied by her son and her sister, Eva and went back to Eva's house.  She never remarried and died in Oxfordshire in 2002 aged 94.  Philip Junior died in 2010 and his estate is still being sorted out.    Linda    17th May 2012


Frederick's son Lionel Bint (1901-1981) married Lilian Stevens (1904-1985) in 1925.

He is listed as a carrier at Standlake  in 1926, a farmer in 1930, and a publican from 1937. They baptised four children at Standlake, 

Clifford John (1926-1979), Brian Frederick Lionel (1930), Patrick David (1937), and Leslie (1948).

His son Clifford John Bint (1926) married Vera May Fitchet (1932-2005) in 1951.

Lionel and Lilian are buried at Northmoor.

My father was Lionel Bint. I and my three brothers were born at The Bell , Standlake. I knew Horace and visited him a few times in the years before he died.  I will try to keep in touch.  Best wishes, Brian F. L. Bint.   August 2010


Standlake is an appropriate name, one might think, particularly looking at the village from the air, as it is surrounded by at least eight lakes. In 1718 the diarist Richard Rawlinson wrote that Standlake was 'among streams in a moorish lakish soil' and 'situate on a dam'd standing puddle, long, deep and dirty'. In fact the Old English meaning of Standlake is 'hill by a stony stream'. Three old hamlets form Standlake as we know it today: Standlake, Brittenton and Brighthampton. It lies about ten miles west of Oxford.


Another of Frederick's sons, Cyril James Bint (1895) married Dorset girl Beatrice Ellen Budden (1897-1990) at Bridgwater, Somerset in 1921. 

Their son Stanley Frederick Bint had his birth registered at Witney in 1922.

Cyril's sister, Eva Bint (1898-1990), married Eynsham born Harvey Lewis Hill (1895) in the Witney area in 1925.


One of Henry's sons, Albert Bint was born at Eaton in 1872. He married Elizabeth Jane Jaggard (1865) who was from Tackley, Oxfordshire at Tackley in 1889. Albert was employed as a railway plate-layer. Their first son Albert Henry Bint was born at Tackley in 1890. The family settled at Southrop, Hook Norton near Banbury and their other children were born there. They were 

Eder J Bint (1892), Emily May (1894), and Florence Maria (1900).



On the 1911 census the only child still at home with her parents was Florence. On his son Albert's wedding certificate in 1914 Albert senior was still giving his occupation as plate-layer.

Plate-layers were linemen. The term dates back to the earliest days of the railways when they were known as plate-ways and were built using short sections of iron bar or angle sections rather than the rails we know today. A plate layer was responsible for all aspects of track maintenance such as replacing worn out rails or rotten sleepers, packing to ensure a level track, weeding and clearance of the drains etc.

Albert Henry Bint and his brother Eder had moved to Nuneaton in Warwickshire and were employed in the coal mines there. On the 1911 census they were both boarding with a Mumford family. 

Eder Bint (1892-1975) married Emily Fidoe (1890-1962) at Hook Norton in 1923. They appear to have had no children. 

In 1914 Albert Bint (1890) married Elsie Hannah Mumford at Chilvers Coton parish church, Nuneaton. Interestingly Albert Henry Bint had changed his second name to Albert Edward on the marriage certificate. 

Elsie was born in 1890 at Neithrop, a part of Banbury in Oxfordshire, the daughter of Thomas Charles Mumford. 

Their daughters Ivy May Bint (1916) and Violet Elise Bint (1917) were both born at Nuneaton although by 1922 the family had moved to Pontypridd, South Wales and that was where they were living when Elsie died in 1922.

Albert remarried at Pontypridd in 1924. She was Sarah Buckland (1897-1975)

Albert Bint died at Leicester in 1955.

Albert and Elsie had only the two daughters. Tragically they were both to lose their husbands in 1944.  

Ivy May (1916) had married John Green (1916-1944), the son of William and Flora Green, at Leicester in 1938. Corporal John Green was killed at Normandy on the 25th of June 1944 while serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment which had landed on Queen Beach, a sub-division of Sword, on June 6th as part of the Normandy invasion. 

He and Ivy had three children, Terence Green(1938), Eileen Green (1940) and Marilyn Green (1942).

Her sister Violet Elise (Binty) Bint, was born at Nuneaton in 1917. She married Hartlepool, Co. Durham boy Albert Oswald Mann (1916-1944) in 1940 at Islington, Middlesex. He joined the RAF to train as a pilot in 1940 but tragically lost his life when the Lancaster in which he was Second Pilot crashed near Dusseldorf in 1944.          See   Albert Mann's War


Hi I have been doing some family research and came across your family history when I was searching for my grandfather. It came up with Albert Mann, who was my Grandfather William Oswald Mann's younger brother. I myself am one of the children of William and Barbara's eldest son David.Just wanted to say it was fascinating reading all of your research and facts about Albert. I only really knew that he had died during the war and I know my own father was the only close member of the family from the Mann side to have actually been to his grave. It has really put some meat on the bones that I had!

Kind regards, Isobel Mann - Kettering, Northants.  25th August 2010


The Yorkshire connection.

A younger son of Henry Bint was James Frederick Bint, born at Eaton in 1865. He, like his three brothers, was employed as a gamekeeper. He married Frances (Fanny) Rose Green (1872) from Pendock, Worcestershire at Upton upon Severn in 1888 and their first child Beatrice(1889) was born nearby. 

From 1890 to 1895 James Frederick Bint was employed as a gamekeeper for the Cadland House Estate on the edge of the New Forest and bordered by Southampton Water. His home was the Keeper's Lodge at nearby Lynes Common, Hardley.
Three of his and Fanny's children were born there, Edith May (1890), James Arthur (Arthur) (1893) and Dorothy Lily Bint (1894). 
When their fourth child Percy was born in  1899 the family had moved to Whitby in Yorkshire where James continued to work as a gamekeeper. Cadland House has since been demolished and is now the site of the Fawley Oil Refinery. see the Yorkshire Bint family







My sincere thanks to Nigel Robinson from Woodstock who kindly supplied the early photographs, Teddi from Canada for her very useful additions, and not forgetting  Linda King from Oxford for her unhesitating help and allowing me to use her valuable and extensive research. Thanks also to Geoff Mann, Graham Bint and Paul Bint for their help and encouragement.

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