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Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells

Dr. Thomas Jenner Sells

Male 1811 - 1879  (68 years)

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  1. 1.  Dr. Thomas Jenner SellsDr. Thomas Jenner Sells was born 25 Feb 1811, Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies; was christened 28 Mar 1813, Clarendon Park, ____, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies; died 31 Mar 1879, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.

    Other Events:

    • 1841 England Census: 1841, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
    • 1851 England Census: 1851, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
    • 1861 England Census: 1861, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
    • Obituary: 5 Apr 1879; The Surrey Advertiser and County Times

    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

    Christened:
    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

    1841 England Census:
    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:
    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:
    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

    Obituary:
    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........

    Died:
    The death of Thomas Jenner Sells was registered at Guildford District, Vol 2a, p. 51, in the June Quarter 1879.

    Thomas married Charlotte Stedman 19 Jul 1842, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK. Charlotte (daughter of Rev. John Stedman and Elizabeth Stedman) was born 22 Feb 1820, Wandsworth, Surrey, England, UK; was christened 20 Jul 1820, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died 19 Dec 1877, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; was buried Aft 19 Dec 1877, Mount Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. William Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 14 Jun 1843, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; was christened 14 Jun 1843, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    2. 3. Euphemia Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 17 Jul 1844; was christened 17 Jul 1844, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    3. 4. Dr. Charles John Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 12 Aug 1846; was christened 12 Aug 1846, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    4. 5. Edith Charlotte Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 30 Oct 1849; was christened 30 Oct 1849, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Between 1 Oct 1849 and 31 Dec 1849, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.
    5. 6. Edward Jenner Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 4 Aug 1852; was christened 4 Aug 1852, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    6. 7. Francis Duncomb Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 10 May 1854; was christened 10 May 1854, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    7. 8. Hubert Thomas Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 1 Jun 1859; was christened 1 Jun 1859, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. William SellsRev. William Sells Descendancy chart to this point (1.Thomas1) was born Bef 14 Jun 1843, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; was christened 14 Jun 1843, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.

    Other Events:

    • 1871 England Census: 1871, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK
    • 1881 England Census: 1881, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, UK

    Notes:

    Christened:
    According to the IGI, William Sells, son of Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte, was baptized at Saint Mary Church in Guildford.

    1871 England Census:
    District 9, p. 36
    The Grange School
    William Sells              Head  Mar 27  M A School Master      Surrey Guildford
    Olivia Harrison Sells Wife   Mar 25                                       Devon Exeter
    Euphemia "               Dau             1                                       Surrey Ewell
    ...

    1881 England Census:
    District 1, p. 21  All Saints Parish
    Eastbrook
    William Sells     Head Mar 37 Clergyman Church of England           Surrey Guildford
                                                   MA 64/Ord Private Tutor
    Olivia H. "         Wife  Mar 35                                                            Devon Exeter
    Lucy M.  "         Dau          9   Scholar                                              Surrey Ewell
    Euphemia "       Dau          11    "                                                         "            "
    Arthur C.  "      Son            7    "                                                         "            "
    William F. "       Son         2 months                                                   Berks Wokingham
    Frank O Ronaldson Private Pupil  unm 18    Student                        Middx London
    ... Many Private Pupils and Servants

    William married Olivia Harrison Webb Between 1 Jan 1869 and 31 Mar 1869, Newton Abbot RD, Devon, England, UK. Olivia was born Abt 1846, Exeter, Devonshire, England, UK; died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Euphemia Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1870, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    2. 10. Lucy M. Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1872, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    3. 11. Arthur C. Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1874, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.
    4. 12. William F. Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt Jan 1881, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, UK; died Unknown.

  2. 3.  Euphemia SellsEuphemia Sells Descendancy chart to this point (1.Thomas1) was born Bef 17 Jul 1844; was christened 17 Jul 1844, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.

    Notes:

    The were living at Brading, IOW, in 1881.

    Christened:
    According to the IGI, Euphemia Sells, daughter of Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte, was baptized at Saint Mary Church in Guildford.

    Euphemia married Dr. W. S. Wilson Bef 1881. W. died Unknown. [Group Sheet]


  3. 4.  Dr. Charles John SellsDr. Charles John Sells Descendancy chart to this point (1.Thomas1) was born Bef 12 Aug 1846; was christened 12 Aug 1846, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.

    Notes:

    he was living in Guildford in 1881.

    Christened:
    According to the IGI, Charles John Sells, son of Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte, was baptized at Saint Mary Church in Guildford.

    Charles married Emily Schofield 1873, ____, Lincolnshire, England, UK. Emily (daughter of John Schofield and Elizabeth [--?--]) died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Violet Emily Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1874; died Unknown.
    2. 14. Charles B. Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1875; died Unknown.
    3. 15. Lionel Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1877; died Unknown.
    4. 16. Harold Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1877; died Unknown.
    5. 17. John Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1879; died Unknown.
    6. 18. Bertram B. Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1880; died Unknown.
    7. 19. Sybil Sells  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1881; died Unknown.

  4. 8.  Hubert Thomas SellsHubert Thomas Sells Descendancy chart to this point (1.Thomas1) was born Bef 1 Jun 1859; was christened 1 Jun 1859, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK; died Unknown.

    Notes:

    Lived in New Zealand.

    Christened:
    According to the IGI, Hubert Thomas Sells, son of Thomas Jenner Sells and Charlotte, was baptized at Saint Mary Church in Guildford.

    Hubert — Josephine Jane Taylor. Josephine died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Enid Sells  Descendancy chart to this point died Unknown.
    2. 21. Dr. Roland Thomas Sells  Descendancy chart to this point died Unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 20.  Enid SellsEnid Sells Descendancy chart to this point (8.Hubert2, 1.Thomas1) died Unknown.

    Enid married Henry Hebden Hurwood 19 Apr 1923. Henry (son of Anthony Hurwood and Margaret Dixon Pottinger) was born 24 Aug 1888, Westoe, South Shields, County Durham, England, UK; died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Dr. David Sells Hurwood  Descendancy chart to this point died Unknown.
    2. 23. Dr. Hubert Anthony Hurwood  Descendancy chart to this point died Unknown.


Generation: 4

  1. 22.  Dr. David Sells HurwoodDr. David Sells Hurwood Descendancy chart to this point (20.Enid3, 8.Hubert2, 1.Thomas1) died Unknown.

    David — Mary Baker. Mary died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Elizabeth Mary Josephine Hurwood  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 25. Richard Sells Hurwood  Descendancy chart to this point