A village with a big story
Little Holland cottages at top of Green no longer there
Claypits Pond with Horses 1905
Long Melford Coronation fancy dress competition at the British Legion in Cordell road1953
previous arrow
next arrow


Selected Biographies

Scott, Ada Mary – Born: Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk on 5.11.1870.[1]  Parents: Charles Stearn Scott (Farmer) and Sarah Crick [née Branwhite] of Long Melford.  Family Connections: Sister to Percy Charles Scott [b1867], Minnie Maude Ward [née Scott] [b1865] and sister-in-law of David Hayward Ward [b1866].  Home: Hill Farm, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk (1871), Hall Mill, Long Melford (1881 and 1991), 5 Dover Mansions, Canterbury Road, Lambeth, London (1901), Oak Bank, Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex (1911), Ely House, Church Walk, Long Melford [1915] to [1951].  Occupation: Housekeeper (1911).  Married: Charles Joslin in 1920.  Service Record: Ada was a volunteer with the British Red Cross Society from May 1915 to January 1919, working as a Nurse at the Red Cross Hospital at Belle Vue in Sudbury, Suffolk until June 1917 when she transferred to Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall near Bury St Edmunds.  She also acted as a canvasser during the 1917 Long Melford recruiting drive.[2]  During the Second World War she was Assistant Commandant of the British Red Cross Air Raid Precaution War Staff.[3]  Died: Long Melford on 11.12.1951.[4]

Scott, Archibald Lacy – Born: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 15.9.1872.[5]  Parents: Henry Lacy Scott (Auctioneer) and Emma Catherine [née Coe].  Home: 8 Crown Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [1872], 85 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds (1881 and 1891), 141 Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds (1901), Bridge House, Long Melford (1911), Bracondale, Grove Road, Bury St Edmunds (1939) to [1953].  Occupation: Auctioneer and Valuer (1901), Auctioneer and Surveyor (1911), Chartered Surveyor and County Chairman of Livestock and Food Defence Committee (1939).  Married: Helen Mary Norton in 1903.  Service Record: Archibald was the Chairman of the Long Melford Parish Council in 1915 and 1916 and Chairman of its Recruiting Sub-Committee in December 1915, and a member of the Melford War Agricultural Sub-Committee from 1916.  Archibald Scott also served as a Platoon Commander with the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps from March 1915 and as a Captain in 5th Volunteer Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in 1917.  In 1922 he is recorded as one of the 14 vice-presidents of the Long Melford Ex-Service Men’s Club.[6]  Died: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 25.11.1953.[7]

Scott, Frederick French – Born: Stutton, Suffolk on 10.5.1880.[8]  Parents: George Scott (Labourer) and Kate Evelyn Eva [née Perry].  Family Connections: Brother-in-law of Arthur William Munson [b1887].  Home: Back Street, Stutton, Suffolk (1881), Lower Street, Stutton (1891 to 1911), Muckwell Farm, Samford, Suffolk (1939).  Occupation: Horseman on Farm (1901), Agricultural Labourer (1911), Horseman on Farm (1939).  Married: Alice Mary Munson of Long Melford in 1906.  Service Record: Frederick was conscripted on 19.5.1916 as Pte.202273 with 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, being posted to the Dardanelles and landing at Suvla Bay on 15.8.1915 as part of 162nd [East Midland] Brigade, 54th (East Anglian) Division.  Following the failure of the Gallipoli Campaign in December, the British and Empire positions were evacuated, regrouping in Egypt shortly after.  In 1917 his unit took part in the Palestine Campaign, fighting at Gaza and Jaffa and the following year at Ras el’Ain and Sharon.  By the time of his discharge in February 1919, Private Scott was stationed in Egypt serving with his Regiment’s 1st Garrison Battalion.[9] Death: Ipswich, Suffolk in 1962.  Died: Ipswich, Suffolk in 1962.

Scott, Geffrey Lacy – Born: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 15.1.1886.[10]  Parents: Henry Lacy Scott (Auctioneer) and Emma Catherine [née Coe].  Home: 85 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds (1881 and 1891), 87 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds (1901), Risbygate House, 77 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds (1911), Beech Hill, Uckfield, Sussex (1939), 46 Campden Hill Gate, Duchess of Bedfords Walk, Holland Park, London [1955].  Occupation: Solicitor (1911 to 1939).  Married: Ida Esme Ryding in 1916.  Service Record: Geffrey was a Captain with 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment being posted to Egypt on 1.8.1915, following the War holding the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.[11]  During the Second World War he was seconded to the War Office.  Died: London on 6.4.1955.[12]

Scott, Percy Charles – Born: Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk in 1867. Parents: Charles Stearn Scott (Farmer) and Sarah Crick Branwhite of Long Melford.  Family Connections: Brother to Minnie Maude Ward [née Scott] [b1865] and Ada Mary Scott [b1870]; also, brother-in-law of David Hayward Ward [b1866].  Home: Hill Farm, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk (1871), Hall Mill, Long Melford (1881 and 1891), 123 Brixton Hill, Lambeth, London [1895 to 1900], The Cottage, Burland Road, Brentwood, Essex (1911), 61 Westbury Road, Brentwood [1918 to 1919], Cedar Cottage, East Mersea, Essex [1937].  Occupation: Manager for the Lion Brewery Company of Lambeth (1911) to [1922].  Married: Olive Mary Baker in1906.  Service Record: Percy was a member of No.4 Company, Honourable Artillery Company from 1895 to 1900.[13]  Died: East Mersea, Essex on 15.11.1937.[14]

Related Biography

Ward, David Hayward – Born: Bucklesham, Suffolk on 31.5.1866.[15] Parents: John Ward of Brightwell, Suffolk (Blacksmith) and Ann Elizabeth [née Skippen].  Family Connections: Brother of Herbert William Ward [b1869] and nephew of David Ward [b1817]; also, brother-in-law of Ada Mary Scott [b1870] and Frank Branwhite Scott [b1874].  Home: Lower Street, Bucklesham (1871 to 1881), Foundry House, Hall Street, Long Melford (1891 to 1921), Holy Trinity Hospital, Long Melford (1939).  Occupation: Carpenter (1891), Iron Foundry Manager (1901), owner of ‘Ward and Silver’ Iron Foundry (1911 to 1921), Warden of Holy Trinity Hospital (1939). Married: Minnie Maud Scott in 1908.  Service Record: David is listed as a member of the Long Melford Volunteer Training Corps in 1915 although it is not known how active a role he played.[16]  Died: Long Melford on 13.2.1940.[17]

Notes – [1] 1939 Register.  [2] British Red Cross Record Card.  [3] 1939 Register.  [4] National Probate Calendar.  [5] Baptism Register 20.12.1872, St James Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and 1939 Register.  [6] For Training Corps articles see Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.3.1915, 12.5.1915 and 29.12.1915.  Long Melford Parish Council Minute Book [Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Record Office ref: EG501/1/3].  For notification of his Captaincy see Supplement to the London Gazette 16.1.1918, p.927 and Lieutenant-Colonel C. C. R. Murphy, The History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914-1927 [London: Hutchinson and Co, 1928], p.378. [7] National Probate Calendar.  [8] 1939 Register.  [9] For more details of Frederick Scott’s movements see his battalion’s War Diary [TNA – WO 95/4325] and for background to the wider campaigns see http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/.  See also his Medal Roll [WO 329] and Medal Index Card [WO 372].  [10] 1939 Register.  [11] Service Medal and Award Rolls Index Cards 1914-1922 [WO 372/17/198421]. [12] National Probate Calendar.  [13] The Cardew-Rendle Roll of Members of the Honourable Artillery Company.  [14] National Probate Calendar.  [15] 1939 Register.  [16] Suffolk and Essex Free Press 10.3.1915 & 29.12.1915.  [17] National Probate Calendar.

Genealogical Tables

Research by David Gevaux MA © 2024
error: Content is protected !!