Charles Pomroy (1829 – 1905)

Charles Pomroy was born on 25th March 1829 in Market Lavington. His father was Daniel and his mother was Jane. Daniel was a draper – which Charles also became. The Pomroys were members of the Independent Chapel.

Yet again, we regret the lack of an 1841 census for Market Lavington. There is no census which shows Charles with his parents for in 1851 Charles was an assistant draper in the St Pauls area of London.

Charles married Mary Lewis Hoare in 1854. The marriage took place in Faringdon which was then a Berkshire district.

In 1861 Charles had his own drapery business in Sutton Benger. Two daughters had been born to the marriage.

By 1871 Charles had returned to his home – Market Lavington. He and Mary now had four daughters and a son. Charles’s brother, Edward, lived with them and was a partner in the drapery business.

An 1874 receipt signed by C Pomroy of Market Lavington

In 1881 the family remained on High Street in Market Lavington. A further son had been born.

By 1891 Charles and family had moved to Littleton Panell. Charles was still a draper and the family with him was quite an extended one with four generations all together.

Littleton Lodge was quieter in 1901. Charles and Mary were together with just a live in servant.

Charles obviously had a side-line as an insurance agent. A certificate shows he was the agent for a policy on the life of John Snook – renewed in 1904.

Insurance certificate signed by Charles Pomroy

Charles died in 1905.

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One Response to “Charles Pomroy (1829 – 1905)”

  1. A bill from Mr Pomroy | Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] have a couple of bills from Mr Pomroy’s shop. We have seen one before (click here) and here is another sent to Mrs Gye, probably in the 1870s although a full date is not […]

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