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Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells

Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells

Male 1811 - 1879  (68 years)

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  • Name Thomas Jenner Sells 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 25 Feb 1811  Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Mar 1813  Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VHD6-D23
      Name: Thomas Jenner Sells
      Event: Christening
      Event Date: 28 Mar 1813
      Event Place: Clarendon, Jamaica
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date:
      Father: William Sells
      Mother: Euphemia Sells
      Page: 276
      Line Number:
      Film Number: 1291704
      Digital Folder Number: 004620469
      Image Number: 00517
      Collection: Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880
    Gender Male 
    1841 England Census 1841  Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guildford - St. Mary the Virgin Parish, District 1, p. 5
      High Street
      Thomas Sells     30   Surgeon   N
      James Stedman 25       "           Y
      Mary Puttock      30     F S         Y
      Charles Phillips   12     M S        Y
      --
      William Newland 70    Ind          Y
      Ann      "             50                   Y
    1851 England Census 1851  Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guildford St.Mary, District 2a, pp. 23-24
      109 High Street
      Thomas J. Sells    Head Mar 40   Surgeon MRCS      Jamaica Clerondon
      Charlotte    "         Wife  Mar 31                                  Surrey Wondsevall?
      William       "          Son   UM   7    Scholar                     "         Guildford
      Guphemia   "         Dau   "      6                                       "          "
      ----- p. 24 -----
      Charles J. Sells    Son   UM   4                                       "          "
      Edward Capron  Apprentice " 20                                  London
      Harriet Baker       Servant  " 30                                    Albury Surry
      Frances Pullinger   "         "   28                                    Farnham  "
      Mary Buss             "         "   32                                    Byfleet     "
      James Childs          "        "   27       Groom                   Guildford "

      108 High Street   
      William Newland    Head Mar 48  Proprietor of ?Houserents   Chichester Sussex
      Mary A.   "             Wife  Mar 37                                               Guildford Surrey
      Mary H    "             Dau   UM  14  Scholar at home                   Chichester Sussex
      Frances    "            "        "      8     "                                         Guildford Surrey
      Eleanor    "             "        "      3                                                       "           "
      Ann        "   Mother-in-law Widow  64                                      Dorking       "
      Emily Noon            Serv   UM  22  Governess                           Somerset
      Mary J Stedman      "        "     26  Cook                                     Margate Kent
      Louisa Lounsborough  "  "      23   House Maid                         London
      Elizabeth P. Harriss      "   "     23   Parlour Maid                        Guildford Surrey
      Mary A. Triggel             "   "     28   Nurse                                  Sussex
      Ann Carver                 "    "     13   Under Nurse                            "
    1861 England Census 1861  Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guildford St. Mary, District 4e, pp. 3-4
      109 High Street
      Thomas Jenner Sells  Head Mar 50  Surgeon MRCLE oas LSA - General Practr  Jamaica Clarendon
      Charlotte Sells            Wife  Mar  41                                                                   Surry Wandsworth
      Euphemia  "                Dau   Un    16  Scholar                                              Surry Guildford St Mary
      Charles J.   "              Son            14     "                                                        "          "
      Edward Jenner "       Son              8     "                                                        "          "
      ---- p. 4 ----
      Frances Duncomb "    Dau            7      "                                                         "           "
      Hubert Thos   "            Son            2                                                                "           "
      George Evershed  Assistant UN  23   Medical Assistant                            Sussex Brighton
      Eliza Fain                 Housemaid   Un   29    Housemaid                                Surry Wonersh
      Harriett Baker          Nurse     Un   34    Nurse                                                 "      Albury
      Sarah Hamshere     Serv       Un   22  Cook                                                     "        "
      Matilda Durrant           "                  13   Nursemaid                                           "     Guildford
    Died 31 Mar 1879  Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death of Thomas Jenner Sells was registered at Guildford District, Vol 2a, p. 51, in the June Quarter 1879.
    Obituary 5 Apr 1879 
    The Surrey Advertiser and County Times 
    • The Surrey Advertiser and County Times - Saturday April 5 1879

      SELLS - On the 31st March, 1879, at Guildford, Thomas Jenner Sells, M.R.C.S. and J.P., second son of William Sells, of Kingston, Jamaica, W.I., and of Kingston, Surrey, aged 68.

      Obituaries

      DEATH OF MR. T. J. SELLS.-   We regret this week to record the death of Mr. Thomas Jenner Sells, J.P., which took place at his residence, Leapale House, on Monday evening, at the age of 68, after an illness of some weeks.  The deceased gentleman entered Guildford more than forty years ago, and had a lucrative practice as a surgeon, being also the conductor of a private
      asylum, and continued his professional duties with great activity up to within six weeks of his death.  He was for many years a member of the Town Council, and served as Mayor in 1846 and 1851.  During his tenure of office as chief magistrate, and as alderman, he took an active part in public affairs, and was also a justice of the peace for the borough during the latter years of his life.  Mr. Sells, it may be........
    Notes 
    • From: "phil.becs"
      Subject: [SRY] SELLS info so far
      Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:30:06 +1200

      Hi everyone
      Several people have asked if I intend to publish my SELLS information on the web but as I don't have a website, or the time to organise one at the moment, I thought I would send it to the list. I will send it in bits because there's a lot of info there. If anyone has anything I have missed or anything further to add please let me know, an tid-bit of information will be much appreciated.

      I have started at the furtherest back generation.
      SELLS family tree as at 10 April 2001.

      Generation One: William Jenner SELLS

      b. 1778/9 perhaps Kingston on Thames or Jamaica.
      d. 22 Sept 1841 Kingston on Thames (according to a plaque in a Church there.)
      Mar. Euphemia b 1780? d 3 Feb 1843 (according to same plaques mentioned above)

      About William Jenner SELLS:

      July 1803-Nov 1805 Lived in parishes of St George and Portland, Jamaica. Then spent 6 months in America and returned to Jamaica to Clarendon. Remained in Jamaica until after 1826 (18th century Medics).

      He was a practitioner of physics and surgery. (MRCS, surgeon).
      Published: 'Remarks on the Condition of the State of Slaves in Jamaica' 1823, 8 volumes.
      Possibly studied under or is related to Edward JENNER, Gloucestershire physician who discovered vaccination.

      Children:
      Thomas Jenner SELLS, second son of William Jenner SELLS.

      Generation Two: Thomas Jenner SELLS
      b 25 Feb 1811, Clarendon, Jamaica
      d. 1 March 1879 Guildford, Surrey

      Mar. Charlotte STEDMAN dau of Rev John STEDMAN of Gosfield, Essex. on 19 June 1842 at St Nicholas, Guildford.
      Charlotte STEDMAN b 22 Feb 1820. d 19 Dec 1877 Guildford. Bur Mount Cemetery, Guildford

      About Thomas Jenner SELLS:
      Qualifications: MRCS, and JP.
      Mayor of Guildford 1846 and 1851.
      Known as 'Butcher Sells'.
      Named a development in Guildford Charlotteville after his wife in the 1860s.

      Frequently mentioned in the 1864/5 Surrey Advertiser.

      According to his obituary he 'entered Guildford over 40 yrs ago.' and at the time of his death resided at Leapale House and was conductor of an asylum.

      Children:

      William SELLS
      Euphemia SELLS
      Charles John SELLS
      Edith Charlotte SELLS
      Edward Jenner SELLS
      Francis Duncomb SELLS
      Hubert Thomas SELLS
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      http://www.charlotteville.co.uk/village.htm

      Guildford's First Suburb is Born
      Brainchild of Local Doctor

      A couple of years ago a young BT engineer came to my house to do mysterious things to the telephone. We got talking. It turned out that he was born in Charlotteville, though no longer living here. Not only that, but his parents were born here. Not only that - but both sets of his grandparents lived here. One kept the pub, the other the bakery. (The baker's oven is still there in the basement of one of the houses in Addison Road.)

      I liked the story because it gave a lie to the usual glib nonsense about Guildford being a commuter town in the stockbroker belt where people sit around waiting for their house to increase in value before moving on. There is a floating population in the town - the number of estate agents make that clear - but the social core of the town goes back a long, long way.

      Charlotteville is an excellent case in point.

      So what is it? Charlotteville is not simply Guildford's first suburb, but one of the earliest planned suburbs in Britain. Of course there were suburbs in plenty as the towns and cities expanded in the 19th century. Mostly they were long, long dreary streets of identical buildings where people were housed like battery hens.

      Founded in 1862 Charlotteville was different. It was the brainchild of a local doctor, Thomas Jenner Sells and he named it, rather touchingly, after his wife Charlotte: in honour of his profession he named the major roads after historically important doctors - Jenner, Bright, Addison, Sydenham.

      The development was entirely speculative and entrepreneurial, but Charlotteville was fortunate in that not only did Sells have a strong social conscience but his architect, Henry Peak, shared similar views. Peak was a Liberal and a Nonconformist in an overwhelmingly High Church, Tory town but nevertheless gained the respect of his fellow - citizens sufficiently enough to become Mayor in 1899. Between the two of them entrepreneur and architect created a development considerably in advance of its day - the "urban village".

      Charlotteville was planned to have a social mix. The large villas on Jenner and Harvey Roads were sold outright for around £5,000 a piece while the cottages on the side roads were rented at between 5/- and 8/- per week. The core of the development was Addison Road, a long straight road built on the side of a shallow valley running into the downs. Peak used local materials: flint, brick, Bargate stone and the terracotta which is very much a popular building material in Surrey. Some of the front gardens in Addison and Harvey Roads still have garden walls made out of curved terracotta tiles. Addison Road alone has more than a dozen different architectural styles, lending variety, but it is a token of Peak's skill that he brought them together to make a homogenous townscape.

      Energised by its proximity to the town, the village was nevertheless intended to be just that: an identifiable and largely self-sufficient entity. A school was built on Harvey Road, shops and the bakery established in and around Addison Road. There was even a chapel in Addison Road, made out of green corrugated iron and known affectionately as the "Tin Tabernacle" which survived until the Sixties. Surprisingly for the period there were no fewer than four pubs all of which have survived at a time when more and more pubs are being turned into shops.

      Socially, the development was a resounding success with institutions like a charity, the Cork Club and a cycling club which achieved national reputation. (It is still in existence though no longer based here). The hungry Thirties saw a development of the allotments on the downs which further drew the community together - the local pub, the Forester's Arms, was unofficially known as the Pig and Tater derived from the products of the allotments. Charlotteville remained physically intact until the late Sixties when, in an act of municipal vandalism dozens of the pretty - and much-needed - cottages on Sydenham Road and Bright Hill were demolished to make way for - a "temporary" carpark. At the same time there was heavy pressure to turn the villas on Harvey and Jenner Roads into commercial use. Holy Trinity Amenity Group was in the forefront of the struggle to prevent this creeping paralysis. The struggle was successful, as a result of which commercial use today extends only about a third of the way up Jenner Road.

      The recent official designation of the heart of Charlotteville as a conservation area means that most of Peak's work will survive but what about the social side? There are grounds for a cautious optimism.. By good fortune two modern schools have been established in the village and though they obviously draw on a much wider catchment area it means that local children can walk to school. The very last of the shops sadly closed in November, victim of car parking and the supermarket, and hopes that a large shop and community centre would be established on the St Luke's development have been dashed. But this large development has been, on the whole, an excellent example of town planning where a large modern estate has been shoehorned into a mature suburb. It is a particularly encouraging sign that the proposals to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee have been enthusiastically supported by Charlotteville people. Just 140 years after the village was founded it continues to flourish as a community.

      Russell Chamberlin
    Person ID I574  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2012 

    Father William Jenner Sells,   b. Abt 1778, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1841, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Euphemia [--?--],   b. Abt 1780,   d. 3 Feb 1843  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Stedman,   b. 22 Feb 1820, Wandsworth, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1877, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1842  Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to the IGI, Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte Stedman were married in Saint Nicholas Church, Guildford. Marriage of Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte Stedman was registered at Guildford District, Vol. 4, p. 143, in the September Quarter 1842.
    Children 
     1. Rev. William Sells,   b. Bef 14 Jun 1843, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Euphemia Sells,   b. Bef 17 Jul 1844,   d. Unknown
     3. Dr. Charles John Sells,   b. Bef 12 Aug 1846,   d. Unknown
     4. Edith Charlotte Sells,   b. Bef 30 Oct 1849,   d. Between 1 Oct 1849 and 31 Dec 1849, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edward Jenner Sells,   b. Bef 4 Aug 1852,   d. Unknown
     6. Francis Duncomb Sells,   b. Bef 10 May 1854,   d. Unknown
     7. Hubert Thomas Sells,   b. Bef 1 Jun 1859,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2006 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1811 - Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Mar 1813 - Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1841 England Census - 1841 - Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jul 1842 - Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1851 England Census - 1851 - Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1861 England Census - 1861 - Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1879 - Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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    Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells (1811-1879)
    Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells (1811-1879)