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Samuel Priest and Mary Hasley were married in 1855, together they ran several pubs in Chesham, before finally settling at the Black Horse at the bottom of Chessmount Rise in Waterside. Samuel was also a coal merchant. They were buried in Chesham Cemetery, together they had eight children, whose descendants went on to have prominent businesses in the local area. Their son William ran the Plough Pubic House for many years, then started the Plough Garage which became Priests in Waterside. Daughter Annie married George Brazil and their sons started a sausage and pie making factory on the site of what is now Tesco's in Old Amersham. Daughter Florence married Jesse East, son of Frederick East of Townsend Road, Chesham. Jesse and Flo had a series of shops in Sycamore Road, Amersham and their son Edward started what is now East Building Supplies in Chiltern Avenue, Amersham. To see a picture of Mary outside the Black Horse with daughter Flo and family click here.
This headstone can be found in Chesham Cemetery, Bucks, Rebecca Rowles married Frederick East in 1861 in London, they made their home in Chesham where they were both born. Frederick was the son of Ebenezer East & Peggy Coughtery. Ebenezer was a woodenware manufacturer and landlord of the Three Tuns, White Hill, Chesham. Frederick went in to the woodenware trade and set up a factory in Townsend Road, Chesham. Frederick's son took over running of the business until he died in 1927.
This head stone stands in Chesham Cemetery, Bucks, James and Mary Ann Ball moved to Chesham from West Wycombe after their marriage in 1850. James was a baker and they opened a shop in Waterside, Chesham. They had three sons William, George & Gilbert. William died aged 15 and is buried at Chesham, but no headstone exists. George became a farmer and Gilbert opened a garage in Waterside, click here to read his story. Gilbert's youngest son Raymond who died 1906 is buried with his grandparents but is not mentioned on this headstone.
This headstone stands in St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London. Jerome Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1830. He and his wife Mary Anne Concannon moved their family to England in the early 1870's, Jerome was a military tailor and the family settled in Chelsea. Jerome's daughter Kathleen died just two months after her father and is also buried here, as is Jerome's wife Mary Anne, who died in 1909. To see a picture of Mary Anne and seven of their ten children, click here.