Henry Edwin Palmer

Henry Edwin Palmer was born on 28 Sep 1858 the youngest son of Charles Palmer, a naval signalman based in Plymouth. At the age of 21 he married Elizabeth Jane Treleaven (Ginny) up in London – even though she too was from Plymouth.

Henry Edwin Palmer in 1940

Henry Edwin Palmer in 1940

If this was some kind of elopement, it did not lead to any long term family estrangement because in the 1881 census the young couple are back in Plymouth living or staying with their parents with their young son Percy.

Henry is listed as a commercial agent to a Glove Manufacturer in the 1891 and 1901 census. In 1908 when both his daughters are married they are living in Southend. By 1911 the address in the census is given as Richmond, Surrey – the place where their grandson Norman was born in 1910.

Both Henry and Ginny lived into their 80’s and died in retirement in Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

See also

  • Henry PALMER’s parents: Charles PALMER (bap.1818, d.1907) and Mary Ann Ash TINGCOMBE (1817-1904)
  • Henry PALMER’s siblings: Charles Nathaniel PALMER (1843-1881), Florence Elizabeth PALMER (1850-1885), Rachel Mary Ann PALMER (1852-1884) and Cordelia Fanny PALMER (1856-1894)
  • Elizabeth TRELEAVEN’s parents: George TRELEAVEN (bap.1818, d.c. 1877) and Jane HODGE (1813-1867)
  • Elizabeth TRELEAVEN’s brother: George Frederick TRELEAVEN (1850-1918)

Family of Henry Edwin PALMER and Elizabeth Jane (Ginny) TRELEAVEN

Husband:Henry Edwin PALMER (1858-1940)
Wife:Elizabeth Jane (Ginny) TRELEAVEN (1854-1943)
Children:Frederick Percival (Percy) PALMER (1879-1947)
May PALMER (1881-bef1891)
Ethel Mary PALMER (1882-c. 1958)
Emma Ida PALMER (1883-1950)
Marriage8 May 1879St Peters Church, Paddington

Husband: Henry Edwin PALMER

Name:Henry Edwin PALMER
Father:Charles PALMER (bap.1818, d.1907)
Mother:Mary Ann Ash TINGCOMBE (1817-1904)
Birth28 Sep 185844 Clowance Street, Devonport
Occupation1881 (age 22-23) Grocers Assistant
Occupationbtw 1891 and 1901 (age 32-43)Agent for Glove manufacturer
Death24 Dec 1940 (age 82)Fern Cottage, Carbis Bay1,2
Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis and Senile Dementia

Wife: Elizabeth Jane (Ginny) TRELEAVEN

Name:Elizabeth Jane (Ginny) TRELEAVEN
Father:George TRELEAVEN (bap.1818, d.c. 1877)
Mother:Jane HODGE (1813-1867)
Birth25 Jul 185423 Claremont Street, Plymouth
Baptism13 Feb 1862 (age 7)St Peter’s, Plymouth
Residence1871 (age 16-17)Shoreditch – living with her half sister Caroline Hosking Aged 15
DeathQ2 1943 (age 88)Penzance

Child 1: Frederick Percival (Percy) PALMER

Name:Frederick Percival (Percy) PALMER
Spouse:Bessie Caroline SCOTCHER (1886-1968)
Birth30 Nov 1879Bayswater
Residence1881 (age 1-2)Living back with parents and grandparents in Plymouth
Residence1891 (age 11-12)Living with Aunt Emma Jane Edwards (half sister of Ginny Treleaven)
Residence1901 (age 21-22)Living with Aunt Mary M Palmer in Stoke Damerel
Death11 Jul 1947 (age 67)Carbis Bay, Cornwall3

Child 2: May PALMER

Deathbef 1891 (age 9-10)

Child 3: Ethel Mary PALMER

Name:Ethel Mary PALMER
Spouse:Arthur SHAW (1883-1916)
Birth1882Plymouth, Devon
Deathc. 1958 (age 75-76)

Child 4: Emma Ida PALMER

Name:Emma Ida PALMER
Spouse:William Henry MORGAN (1880-1947)
Birthbtw 22 Oct 1883 and 24 Oct 1883108 Ladbroke Grove Road, Notting Hill
Medical ConditionSuffered from rIcketts as a child
Death15 Jan 1950 (age 66)King George Hospital, Ilford


1“Death Certificate”.
2Photos dated 1940 He and Ginny are still alive.
3“Buried Lelant cemetery Grave 206”. Text From Source: Southern Cemetery – “my husband”