The Descendants of Thomas Bisset
A view of Kilconquhar from the east
Descendants of Thomas Bisset
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 BISSET He married MARY BLACK June 4, 1742 in Carnbee Fife.
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Marriage: June 4, 1742, Carnbee Fife
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Generation No. 2
2. ANDREW2 BISSET (THOMAS1) was born April 3, 1743 in Carnbee Fife Scotland. He married ELIZABETH STEUART November 23, 1770 in Carnbee Fife. She was born in Carnbee Fife Scotland.
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Marriage: November 23, 1770, Carnbee Fife
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Generation No. 3
3. THOMAS3 BISSET (ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born February 3, 1771 in Carnbee Fife Scotland. He married JANET AITCHESON July 30, 1791 in Carnbee Fife.
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Marriage: July 30, 1791, Carnbee Fife
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Generation No. 4
4. ANDREW4 BISSET (THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born June 3, 1792 in Carnbee Fife Scotland. He married ELIZABETH MITCHIE June 9, 1810 in Kilconquhar Fife. She was born in St Monance Fife Scotland.
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Marriage: June 9, 1810, Kilconquhar Fife
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Generation No. 5
5. JAMES5 BISSET (ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born 1820 in Kilconquhar Fife Scotland. He married MARY BUDD December 8, 1838 in St Monance.Fife Scotland.
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Marriage: December 8, 1838, St Monance.Fife Scotland
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Generation No. 6
6. JAMES6 BISSET (JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born 1842 in Crail . Fife.Scotland, and died February 8, 1891 in Monk Heseldon. He married JANE HAWKINS.
Notes for JAMES BISSET:
Occupation at death Coal Miner
More About JAMES BISSET:
Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitus for 18 Months
Fact 1: 1869, Farm Labourer (Source: Birth certificate Copy obtained from St cathrines House by M,P,Gray)
Fact 2: 1891, Miner at Monk Heseldon
Medical Information: Certified By M Bruce Act Coroner Son frederick James Present at death
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Death of one spouse: February 8, 1891, Monk Heseldon
Children of JAMES BISSET and JANE HAWKINS are:
Generation No. 7
7. WILLIAM7 BISSETT (JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born 1868 in Fatfield Co Durham.
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8. FREDERICK JAMES7 BISSETT (JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born July 22, 1869 in Hedley Hall, Lamesley. Chester Le Street, Co Durham England (Source: Birth certificate Copy obtained from St cathrines House by Sylvia Gray), and died September 4, 1926 in Royal Victoria Infimary. Newcastle Upon tyne. He married MARY CAISLEY July 4, 1892 in St John & St Marks Church, Monks Heselden. Co Durham (Source: Marriage Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray), daughter of JOHN CAISLEY and MARY.. She was born Abt. 1876 in Hebburn Co Durham.
Notes for FREDERICK JAMES BISSETT:
Born 1869 at Hedley Hall Lamesley Co Durham
Occupation 1922 Miner
Died 4th September 1926 at Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle of Cystitis & Broncho Pneumonia
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Name 2: Frederick James Bisset
Cause of Death: Cystitis & Broncho Pneumonia
Fact 1: 1922, Coal Miner (Source: Marriage Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Fact 2: 1892, Miner Living at Casle Eden Collery. Co Durham (Source: Marriage Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Fact 3: 1926, Died at 1 High Teams Gateshead
Fact 4: 1926, Colliery Deputy Obershan ( Underground)
Fact 5: 1905, Coal Miner
Medical Information: certified by N.E Coltman MB Son James Budd Bisset in Attendance at death
Marriage Notes for FREDERICK BISSETT and MARY CAISLEY:
Married at St Johns Church Monks Hesleden and both living at castle Eden Colliery
Age of Frederick James on Marriage certificate 22yrs Father james Bisset Deceased
Age of Mary Caisley on wedding certificate given as 19 yrs Father John Caisley Deceased
Witnesses John Caisley & Dorothy Ann Edwards
More About FREDERICK BISSETT and MARY CAISLEY:
Death of one spouse: July 4, 1892, Witnesses John Caisley & Dorothy Ann Edwards (Source: Marriage Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Marriage: July 4, 1892, St John & St Marks Church, Monks Heselden. Co Durham (Source: Marriage Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Children of FREDERICK BISSETT and MARY CAISLEY are:
Generation No. 8
9. JAMES BUDD8 BISSETT (FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born October 11, 1898 in Plough Terrace Haswell .Co.Durham. England, and died August 24, 1931 in 1 High Teams Gateshead. Co Durham. He married SYLVIA HARRISON October 14, 1922 in Christ Church Dunstan, daughter of ANTHONY HARRISON and JESSIE JACKSON. She was born December 26, 1901 in 40 Park Terrace Swalwell Co. Durham, and died November 26, 1991 in The Grove Horton Lane Epsom Surrey.
Notes for JAMES BUDD BISSETT:
Born 11th October 1898 at Plough Terrace Haswell
Residence at time of Marriage 1 High Teams Gateshead Co Durham
Age on Marriage certificate 24yrs
Died age 33yrs Lobar Pneumonia at 1 High Teams Gateshead Brother John Caisley Bissett Present at the death
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Cause of Death: Lobar Pneumonia
Fact 1: 1922, Coal Miner (Porter) (Source: Birth Certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Fact 2: 1924, Living at 69 Haig St. Whickham Co.Durham (Source: Birth certificate in possesion of Sylvia Gray)
Fact 3: 1922, Living at 1 High teams Gateshead Co. Durham (Source: Marriage certificate In possession of Sylvia Gray)
Fact 4: 1931, Died at 1 High Teams (Coal porter)
Medical Information: Certified By A Hanson MD Brother John Caisley Bissett In attendance at death
Notes for SYLVIA HARRISON:
Residence at time of marriage 65 Donnison St Dunston Co. Durham
Age on marriage certificate 20yrs
After death of James Budd Bissett Moved to London and later remarried to Jack Middleton and lived at 13 Keildon Rd. Battersea London SW11
Died 26 November in Hospital at the Grove Horton Lane Epsom Surrey of Pulminary Embolas. Bil;ateral Femoral vein Thrombosis Acute Pyelonephritis Fractured neck of right femur & senile dementia
Son John George Bissett Informant of 12 Mays Rd Teddington Middlesex
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Fact 1: 1922, Living at 65 Donnison St. Dunstan
Marriage Notes for JAMES BISSETT and SYLVIA HARRISON:
1924 Living at 59 Haig St. Dunston Co Durham
Witnesses at Marriage Jane H Bissett & Charles Linton
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Death of one spouse: October 14, 1922, Witnesses Jane H Bissett & Charles Linton
Marriage: October 14, 1922, Christ Church Dunstan
Children of JAMES BISSETT and SYLVIA HARRISON are:
10. JOHN CAISLEY8 BISSETT (FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) died 1944. He married ALICE HARRISON, daughter of ANTHONY HARRISON and JESSIE JACKSON.
Children of JOHN BISSETT and ALICE HARRISON are:
Generation No. 9
11. MARY9 BISSETT (JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) She married EDWARD KISBEY.
Children of MARY BISSETT and EDWARD KISBEY are:
12. JOHN GEORGE9 BISSETT (JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) He married ELIZABETH GRAY.
Children of JOHN BISSETT and ELIZABETH GRAY are:
13. SYLVIA9 BISSETT (JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born November 2, 1924 in 59 Haig St.Whickham Co. Durham. She married BERNARD TETLOW October 9, 1943 in Christ Church Dunstan Co.Durham, son of JOHN TETLOW and ELSIE SHAW. He was born October 24, 1921 in Trevelyon Hotel Senhouse St. Maryport .Cockermouth. Cumberland.
Notes for SYLVIA BISSETT:
Residence at time of marriage 34 Baker Gardens Dunstan Working at CWS
Witnesses at Marriage Margaret Linton & H Kirkbride
More About SYLVIA BISSETT:
Fact 1: 1943, Worked for C.W.S.Dunstan
Fact 2: 1943, Lived at 34 Baker Gardens Dunstan Durham
More About BERNARD TETLOW:
Fact 1: 1943, Was in the Merchant Navy (Steward) (Source: Marriage Certificate in Possestion of Sylvia & M.P Gray)
Fact 2: 1943, Lived at 134 Wellington Rd Dunstan Co, Durham
Marriage Notes for SYLVIA BISSETT and BERNARD TETLOW:
Witnesses to Marriage Margaret Linton & H Kirkbride
More About BERNARD TETLOW and SYLVIA BISSETT:
Marriage: October 9, 1943, Christ Church Dunstan Co.Durham
Unknown-Ending: October 9, 1943, Witnesses M Linton & H Kirkbride
Child of SYLVIA BISSETT and BERNARD TETLOW is:
Generation No. 10
14. SYLVIA CAMILE10 TETLOW (SYLVIA9 BISSETT, JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born August 18, 1944 in Dunstan Co Durham at 34 Baker Gardens. She married MICHAEL PHILIP GRAY August 15, 1964 in St Barnabus Church Clapham Common Battersea, son of WYNDHAM GRAY and VERA TAYLOR. He was born May 3, 1943 in Davenport House Headington Oxford (Source: Birth certificate Copy obtained from St cathrines House by M,P,Gray).
Notes for MICHAEL PHILIP GRAY:
Michael Philip Gray born3rd May 1943 in Oxford because of the bombing in London during the 2nd World War. For a time after being born he went with his Mother to live with Step relatives in Ascot.Berks.
But his mother did not enjoy being there so she returned with him to London during the Blitz to their home at 15 Berber Rd Battersea London S.W.11. He started school at 5yrs old in 1948 and went to Belleville Rd. School nearby to where he lived. He lived with his parents & brother Geoffry in the ground floor flat which consisted of 3 rooms a scullery a coal celler a small back garden and a very tiny front garden. The toilet was outside in the back yard & the Upstairs Bathroom was shared. But as the hot water system was only made hot by a coal fired Back boiler behind the living room fire, hot water was only available in the winter when the coal fire was alight. In the summer buckets of water were boiled on the gas stove(oven hob) and poured into a tin bath which when not in use was hung on the wall outside in the backyard. Clothes were washed in the large stone butler sink in the scullery with a scrubbing board or washboard and wrung out with a hand turned Mangle which was kept in the back yard. During those early years there were few household appliances. There was no Fridge . Meat was kept in a wire mesh meat safe in the back yard and most perishable food was shopped for on a daily basis. At this time most things were still on ration due to shortages caused by the war and ration books had to be produced when buying food or anything else that was still on ration. Although television had been invented it was only owned by a few wealthy people. The only home entertainment was the wireless(Radio). Although there was a piano in the front room nobody in the imediate family could play it and it was used only at Parties and Christmas when the family got together and somebody would play it. Very few homes had a telephone and if you did know somebody with a phone you would have to walk to the nearest telephone box to call them. The upstairs flat consisted of 3 rooms plus an attic room an indoor toilet and the bathroom which also had a butler sink for washing up or washing clothes. This flat was occupied by Michael's Grandmother and " Stepgrandfather" Ada Annie Taylor nee Wale and Harry Spencer. As nobody in the area owned cars and traffic was extremely rare in the back streets, children played in the streets and as there were a number of children living around, there was soon a large group of friends,who all went to the same school. At 7 years old in 1950 he moved into the junior boys part of the school. The school was divided into 3 sections Mixed infants,Junior boys and Junior Girls.
Michaels Father at this time was working at Morgan Crucibles which later became Morganite carbon,in Battersea church Rd Next to Battersea Bridge (Now a housing complex with Riverside views). His mother worked as a cleaning lady for several different people in Chelsea. As did his Grandmother Ada.
Michaels Grandmother went to work in the morning and his mother left for work later after he had gone to school. When school finished for the day his Grandmother was home and she would look after him until his Mother came home. But most of the time after school was spent playing in the street with the local children. Weekends and school holidays were the same and if there was nobody at home a key was always under the mat on the front step. Every year the family always went for 2 weeks holiday to a holiday camp which was great fun. In the early years it was Leysdown holiday camp on the isle of Sheppey then Golden sands holiday camp at St Marys Bay Near Dymchurch Kent. Later they went to Warners Southley on Hayling Island Hants. At the age of 11 1954 Michael took an 11+ Exam which he passed and later that year started at Sir Walter St Johns Grammer School at the end of Battersea High St. In 1954 boys would still be wearing short trousers until the age of about 13. The school uniform consisted of Black shoes Grey Knee high socks with the school colors around the top which was turned over. Short Grey trousers, a black blazer with the school badge a white or grey shirt ,the school tie and school cap with badge on the front. At first Michael would go to school by bus from Northcote Rd.Battersea to the Princes Head Battersea and then walk down Battersea High St. Later he would go by push bike. As well as the normal lessons in those days Grammer school children were taught Latin French Physics & Chemistry. By this time a new type of music was being heard in England ( Rock & Roll) From America and teenagers were Dressing in the new fashion which was known as the Edwardian style and boys dressing like this were called Teddy Boys. This consisted of thick crepe sole shoes very tight trousers with 14" turn up bottoms A long drape jacket a shirt and a very thin or bootlace tie . The hair was combed back both sides to give a Ducks tail effect at the back and a large quiff at the front. This was achieved by the use of Hair cream. Around about the age of 14 Michael and many of his local Freind joined the local youth club which was held every weekday evening in Belleville School. Michael and Friends would carry his record player & records every night to the club where they would play Rock & roll and dance. The group gradual became larger and larger, and apart from the youth club they would also meet up at DeMarcos coffee bar in the Northcote Rd. Which had a Juke Box. Sunday afternoon was always spent at the local cinema Which was called the Century in Northcote Rd. Where they would go in a large group sometimes as many as forty boys & girls & Generally cause chaos. It was at the Bellville Rd Club that Michael met Sylvia Tetlow when he was about 16 years old. Sylvia was 15 and for him it was love at first sight. Michael left school aged 16 not having achieved much academic success and started work at the Fore St Warehouse Company in Moorgate in the City of London as a trainee Buyer in the Ladies dress department. Most of his duties were taking in deliveries and packing orders for delivery . When this company was taken over by another company everybody was out of work and Michael found a Job with a Dress Manufactures called Western Gowns in Lampeter St Islington North London Where he worked as a packer. At age 17 Michael learnt to drive and passed his driving test. His first vehicle was an Austin A.40 van 1948 which had a roller shutter at the back this was bought for £15 which was about 3 weeks wages. At this time he was earning £6 per week after Tax and Insurance this left about £4. 15s o.d (£4 .75p) of which £2 was given to his Mother for food & lodging. Weekends would sometimes be spent going out for the day in the van loaded with up to 17 boys & girls to the coast where they would have a great time, again general causing chaos. When the old Austin van finally packed up,Michael bought a1938 Ford Popular Saloon from the youth club leader for £20. Many weekends the crowd of friends would split up into pairs & hitchhike to the coast and sleep where they could in old Barns bus shelters & even on the beach & then hitchhike home. On bank holidays they would go in a number of cars and take tents and camp in places like Cheddar, Hayling Island Ect. In 1962 Michael & Sylvia went on Holiday together for their first trip outside England. 2 weeks in Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain the trip was made all the way by train & coach and cost £29 each for the package including Hotel & full board. By this time the old Ford popular had given up and as a present Michaels Mother bought him a 1950 Rover 75 Saloon. In August 1964 Michael & Sylvia Married at St Barnabus Church Clapham Common and went back to Tossa de mar for their Honeymoon this time they flew, both for the first time.
By this time Michael had changed his Job and was working for a Dress Material Wholesalers called Arnold Lever in Margaret St. W.1 where he was in charge of the warehouse. After a while he asked to be given a job commercial travelling around the east end of London selling dress material to the manufacturers. He hated this Job and after a while he found he could earn better money working at Morganite Carbon where his father worked on a press making carbon brushes. Michael and Sylvia started married life in 1 room in the upstairs flat of Sylvia Grandmother & Stepgrandfather at 13 Keildon Rd. Battersea. The remainder of the upstairs flat was occupied by a Lodger and Sylvia Gran & Grandfather lived downstairs. They had 1 room spare at the very top of the house which had been Sylvias bedroom before the marriage. This was now used for visitors to stay. After a short while the lodger moved out and Michael & Sylvia took over the the two rooms he had occupied Making three with a toilet & a shared bathroom. Michael then bought his next car which was a 1948 Hillman Minx Convertible. Again they had many fun weekends away with the crowd. Nicola was born September 1967 at an annex to the South London womens Hospital in Nightingale lane Balham and came home to the upstairs flat at 13 Keildon Rd. It was at this time Michael & Sylvia experienced their first caravan holiday. This was hired for a week and a Freind lent them a Land Rover to tow it with and off they went with |Nicola as a baby to Pembrokeshire in Wales. At this time Michael had given up his job at Morganite and was working for his friend Peter Bates selling heating Paraffin door to door in the winter & working for Sylvias Uncle,John Bissett in the summer with a Boiler repair Company called Boiler Maintenance.. In 1970 Michael Antony was born at 13 Keildon Rd. Sylvias Uncle John decided to start his own boiler repair company and asked Michael if he would take a chance and work for him. Not long after this Michael & Sylvia bought their first house From the Mother of one of the crowd Dick Mckenzie.This was at 39 Ashness Rd. Battersea In the next Rd. to Berber where Michaels Mother Father & Grandmother still lived. The price of the 6 room House was in1972 £6,400. Which Gave them a Mortgage repayment of £43 Per Month. In 1974 Lisa was born at 39 Ashness Rd. Nicola by this time had Started School at Bellville Rd. Infants Where Michael had gone in 1948. In 1975 they decided to move and Sold 39 Ashness Rd. for £15,500. and bought 174 Claremont Avenue Motspur Park New Malden Surrey For £15,000 and after moving expenses came out of the sale about even. When the Hilman car had packed up Michael had bought a 2 yr old Austin Mini this had now gone but they had the use of the firms Van and arrived in Claremont Avenue with Michael Sylvia Nicola & Michael Jnr in the front Lisa in a cot in the back along with 2 Dogs Cinders & Shandy and the cat and some of their belongings following the removal van.
More About MICHAEL PHILIP GRAY:
Fact 1: May 5, 1943, Born Oxford
Fact 2: August 15, 1964, Married aged 21 at St Barnabus Church Clapham common
Fact 3: Abt. 1971, Bought First House at 39 Ashness Rd Battersea London SW11
Fact 4: September 1975, Sold 39 Ashness Rd & Bought 174 Claremont Ave Motspur Park New Malden Surrey
More About MICHAEL GRAY and SYLVIA TETLOW:
Marriage: August 15, 1964, St Barnabus Church Clapham Common Battersea
Children of SYLVIA TETLOW and MICHAEL GRAY are:
Generation No. 11
15. NICOLA11 GRAY (SYLVIA CAMILE10 TETLOW, SYLVIA9 BISSETT, JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born September 23, 1967 in South London Hospital Annex Nightingale Lane Battersea. She married DAVID GRAHAM BUCKENHAM August 15, 1983 in New Malden Suurey.
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Marriage: August 15, 1983, New Malden Suurey
Children of NICOLA GRAY and DAVID BUCKENHAM are:
16. LISA11 GRAY (SYLVIA CAMILE10 TETLOW, SYLVIA9 BISSETT, JAMES BUDD8, FREDERICK JAMES7, JAMES6 BISSET, JAMES5, ANDREW4, THOMAS3, ANDREW2, THOMAS1) was born October 8, 1974 in Battersea South London. She married MARK ANDREW MOAT August 12, 1995 in New Malden Surrey.
More About LISA GRAY:
Fact 1: October 8, 1974, Born 39 Ashness Rd Battersea SW11
Fact 2: 1975, Moved With Parents to 174 Claremont Ave Motspur Park New Malden Surrey
Fact 3: 1995, Married & Moved to Tweedale Rd Carshalton Surrey
More About MARK MOAT and LISA GRAY:
Marriage: August 12, 1995, New Malden Surrey
Children of LISA GRAY and MARK MOAT are: