|About The Vertue Family
Hi, I'm pleased that you have found the Vertue Web Site. Maybe your name is not
Vertue, but the chances are you will appear on the Web Site as you have been invited
by Sue Peggram and have been given a password. It is a little disconcerting to find
your photo and birth details on the internet, but rest assured no-one can get access
unless they have the password.
A family tree is always growing and I will welcome details of new additions and
likewise corrections for any errors I have made or details that I don't have. If you
don't like your displayed photo please send me a replacement that puts you in a good
light and I will change it. Also, if you have any legends that will enhance a
particular member of the tree I will welcome those.
The following publications maybe of interest:
The Pleasure boatmen of Eastbourne ISBN978-1-85770-333-7
The Fishermen of Eastbourne ISBN978-185770-352-8 both by Ted Hide, S.B. Publications and have
been a great source of information regarding the Hides, Huggetts and Simpsons who feature
strongly in my tree and are well worth purchasing.
The third book which I have only recently discovered is Spike & Co. by Graham McCann
ISBN 978 0 340 89808 6 This will give a good insight how Beryl Johnson (Vertue) became the well
known figure she is to-day.
For anyone wishing to read the full daily movements of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards of
which Arthur Vertue was Sergeant then 'The Record of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards in the
Great War 1914-1918 by Rev. Harold Gibb published in 1925 or the personal account of young
Benjamin Clouting who was in the same Troop 'The Teenage Tommy' by Richard Van Emden is a good
read.ISBN 978 1 78303 287 7
1841 Sunday 6 June. All ages 15 and above should have been rounded down to the nearest 5 year
multiple, i.e. ages shown as 15 may be 15-19, ages shown as 20 may be 20-24, etc. Another
point to remember for ages is that people often said that they "were in their 60th year"
meaning that they had passed their 59th birthday. If a person gave information meaning they
were in their 60th year, they will be shown as being 60, whereas strictly keeping to the rules,
they should be recorded as 55.
1851 Sunday 30 March
1861 Sunday 7 April
1871 Sunday 2 April
1881 Sunday 3 April
1891 Sunday 5 April
1901 Sunday 31 March
1911 Sunday 2nd April (including anyone who arrived in the dwelling on the morning of Monday
3rd April and was not enumerated elsewhere). This is the first census available to the general
public showing the original forms.
For the other census, mentioned above, it must be remembered that many of our ancestors could
neither read nor write. The Enumerator left forms with them but when he collected them, often
he would have to fill them in on their behalf. The Enumerator then had to transfer all this
information into Enumerator Books and these are the documents that we are able to access
throughwebsites like Ancestry.com and Findmypast. The original forms were subsequently
destroyed, so there is plenty of room for error.
COPYRIGHT AND POLICIES:
The images featured on this web site have come from many photograph albums within the family
over a very long period of time, some may have been from web sites or scans that have been
downloaded with no intention of ever reproducing them until I embarked on the Vertue Family
Tree. I would like to stress that at no time do I wish to fall foul of copyright and so ask
anyone who feels that I have done so contact me so that I may rectify the situation by either
removing the offending item or add a copyright citation alongside the image. All text, except
where stated otherwise, is copyright toJ.S. Peggram.
Website Policies in line with National Genealogical Society's Guidelines:
*The primary purpose of The Vertue Website is to provide a point of contact for those who are
either a family member or have a distinct interest in a family member.
*Wherever possible credit has been given regarding copyright and ownership and it is therefore
requested that anyone who wishes to reproduce any image from this site first applies for
permission and once authorised credit is given to the provider/copyright owner.
*All information given in The Vertue Website is factual and where possible citations have been
given, however mistakes and errors happen and if found please notify the site administrator and
they will be corrected if appropriate.
*Although commercial organisations may be mentioned no endorsement or otherwise is given.
*No reference other than a name for living persons will be found on the web site unless
permission has been granted. If there are any objections to any information being displayed
please contact the site administrator who will rectify your concerns immediately.
I look forward to your comments both good and bad and even if you don't have a comment to make,
please sign the guest book. Ta!
sue peggram (nee Janet Susan Bray)