James William FUTCHER, son of Frederick FUTCHER and Ketura PHILPOTT , was born 20 April 1871 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. He married Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT abt. 01 September 1904 in Poole District, Dorset, England. He died 1929 in Rhio, Dutch East Indies. Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT, daughter of James PHILPOTT and Hannah CHALK , was born bet. October and December, 1875 in Kinson, Dorset, England. She died 1941 in Wimbledon, London, England.
|1. Philip Cantillo FUTCHER, b. 05 August 1907||See Philip Cantillo FUTCHER & Mary CARTER|
|2. Alfred Alec T FUTCHER, b. abt. 01 June 1909||See Alfred Alec T FUTCHER & Winifred A CHANT|
|3. Ralph Roy FUTCHER, b. 08 February 1911||See Ralph Roy FUTCHER & Hazel ROWETT|
Marriage Notes for James William FUTCHER\Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT:
Alice's surname is given as Philpotts in the register.
Other Marriages/Unions for Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT:
See Francis UNKNOWN & Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT
Notes for James William FUTCHER:
See James' Birth Certificate
James was baptised at the Parish Church of St. Mary's, Michelmersh, Romsey.
Baptism details found at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HAM/Michelmersh/BAPMERSH.TXT
I believe it is James who appears at Streatham, London in the 1901 census, seemingly unmarried.
James lead a somewhat chequered life and was accused of the murder of one of his staff at the plantatioin he managed. He was himself murdered in 1929 by a number of Chinese workers on the plantation on the island of Rhio in the Dutch East Indies. His grandaughter Priscilla has provided the following details from a cutting taken from the Bournemouth Star newspaper (date unknown):
CHINESE MURDER A BRITON
Manager of a Rubber Estate
Mr James William Futcher, the British manager of a Chinese-owned rubber and pineapple estate on the island of Rhio, has been murdered by a crowd of Chinese. They were armed with Parangs.
Eight arrests have been made by the Dutch police. - Reuter.
Rhio is a small island, forming part of the Dutch East Indies. It is situated to the south-east of Singapore. A "Parang" is a Malay heavy sheath knife.
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Notes for Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT:
I understand from a book called "Philpott of Fordingbridge" written by Raymond Philpott in 2004, that Alice Philpott was James Futcher's 1st cousin. Alice's father was James Philpott, the younger brother of James' mother, Ketura Philpott.
Alice can be seen aged 5 years living with her parents and siblings at Heatherland Village, Kinson, Dorset in the 1881 census:
James PHILPOTTS Head M Male 38 Fordenbridge, Hampshire, England Bricklayer
Hannah PHILPOTTS Wife M Female 31 White Parish, Wiltshire, England Bricklayer Wife
Mary A. PHILPOTTS Daur Female 9 Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Scholar
Ada A. PHILPOTTS Daur Female 7 Parkstone, Dorset, England Scholar
Thomas S. PHILPOTTS Son Male 6 Kinson, Dorset, England Scholar
Alice B. PHILPOTTS Daur Female 5 Kinson, Dorset, England Scholar
Alfred PHILPOTTS Son Male 3 Kinson, Dorset, England Scholar
John C. PHILPOTTS Son Male 1 Kinson, Dorset, England
No sign of her as Alice Philpotts in the 1901 census.
I understand from Mike Philpotts, a direct descendant of Alice's father James Philpotts, that James died at Poole in 1910 aged 67 years.
Sources for Alice Beatrice PHILPOTT:
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