Note: The use of both MacCalmont and McCalmont seemed to be common and has been transcribed exactly as used here.
ELIZABETH ANNE MACCALMONT : BORN MAY V MDCCCXXI : DIED MAY XXIX MDCCXL
MARGARET JANE MACCALMONT : BORN NOV XXVIII MDCCCXVII : DIED AUGUST XXX MDCCCXLVIII
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF TWO SISTERS WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS REST AT SOUTH STONEHAM
AWAITING THE COMING OF THE LORD, AND FOR THE CONSOLATION IN CHRIST OF THOSE WHO MOURN,
THIS WINDOW IS HERE PLACED BY T. MACCALMONT V.D.M
IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN EVEN SO THEM ALSO
WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM
COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
EMILY GEORGINA MCCALMONT
THE REVD THOMAS MCCALMONT
BORN 10TH APRIL 1826
DIED 30TH APRIL 1912, AET 86
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HER CHILDREN
SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME
THE REVEREND THOMAS MACCALMONT
BORN SEPTEMBER XXVIII, MDCCCXLV
EARLY PASSED THE WAVES OF THIS TROUBLESOME WORLD
AND CAME TO THE LAND OF EVERLASTING LIFE
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD
JANUARY XII, MDCCCL
“IS IT WELL WITH THE CHILD? ______ IT IS WELL”
“OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”
THIS ORGAN WAS PRESENTED
BY A CLERGYMAN IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL AID IN PROMOTING
Death record for Elizabeth Ann McCalmont, Apr-Jun 1840, South Stoneham, Vol. 7, page 144
In the 1841 census, Thomas MacCalmont, aged 32, was a Church of England clergyman staying in Church Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales. He was staying in a property with Lingford’s (Robert M., b.1815 – Elizabeth, b.1811 – Ellen, b.1815) who were all of independent means, Barrett’s (R., b.1816, a printer – Rachel, b.1821), Crompton’s (Eliza, b.1806 – Thomas, b.1801) both of independent means and George Coats (b.1821) a merchant. There is no indication of the relationship of the group, although none were born in the county.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 1400; Folio: 6; Page: 5; Line: 9; GSU roll: 464319.
At this time Emily Hill was living with her parents Frederick (b.1791) and Sarah (b.1791) in the home of Sarah Haynes (b.1766) in Polygon, Southampton. Also present was Katherine Austen (b.1796). All were of independent means. There were 5 domestic servants (4 female, 1 male).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 416; Folio: 37; Page: 21; Line: 21; GSU roll: 288813.
Marriage recorded for Thomas McCalmont to Emily Georgiana Hill, Oct-Dec 1844, South Stoneham, Vol 7, page 353.
Birth record for Georgina Elizabeth McCalmont, Oct-Dec 1845, South Stoneham, Vol. 7, page 211.
Death record for Margaret Jane McCalmont, Jul-Sep, 1848, Southampton, Vol.7, page 142.
Death record for Georgina Elizabeth McCalmont , Jan-Mar 1850, South Stoneham, Vol 7., page 179.
In the 1851 census, Thomas McCalmont (b.1809, Antrim, Ireland) was a clergyman for the Church of England, without Cure of Souls, living in Highfield with his wife, Emily G. (b.1827, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight) and children; Frederick (b.1847, South Stoneham) and a 2 month old, unbaptised son.
Three domestic staff were listed; a nurse (Elizabeth Lee, b.1818, Isle of Wight), housemaid (Ann Swift, b.1819, Southampton) and footman (Henry Lucas, b.1826, Dorset).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1670; Folio: 161; Page: 38; GSU roll: 193578.
In the 1861 census, the MacCalmonts home was named as Rosary, Highfield, South Stoneham. Thomas was still a clergyman but had not taken orders. Emily G was present as were 5 children; Frederick, Alfred L (b.1851), Louisa E (b.1852), Evangeline E (b.1855) and Barclay C. (B.1860). All the children were born in South Stoneham and all except Barclay were scholars. Frederick was at Eton.
6 domestic staff were named, including their coachman and nurse (George and Elizabeth Pope), nursemaid (Louisa Pope, b.1844, Derbyshire), footman (Christopher Grace, b.1835, Surrey), cook (Elizabeth Jarman, B.1821, Hampshire) and housemaid (Henrietta Bailey, b. 1834, South Stoneham).
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 682; Folio: 100; Page: 3; GSU roll: 542684.
In the 1871 census, the family were still living in Highfield (property not named but by this time had been enlarged and was known as Highfield Hall*). Thomas was described as a clergyman in the Church of England and landowner. Also present was his wife Emily G. and children; Florence P (b.1852), Evangeline E. and Barclay Cains. 8 domestic staff were listed; the coachman and nurse (George and Elizabeth Pope), footman (Richard Harris, b.1843, Southampton), groom (Henry Hayter, b.1859, Southampton) and domestics (Harriett Searle, b. 1838, Hants – Mary Hazell, b.1846, Somerset – Eliza Blanchard, b.1846, Southampton – Ann Lawrence, b.1852, Southampton).
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1198; Folio: 37; Page: 25; GSU roll: 827815.
*Information sourced from Highfield Church Southampton 1847-1997, by Elizabeth Reader.
Death recorded for Thomas McCalmont, aged 63, Jan-Mar 1872, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 34.
In May 1878, Alfred Leighton McCalmont, whilst Mayor of Southampton, laid the foundation stone for the Highfield church expansion. See link for photograph.
In 1881, Emily was a widow living at Uplands, The Avenue, Highfield. Staying with her were her stepson and his wife, Hugh B.B. McCalmont (b.1837, Florence, Italy) and Edith F. (b.1839, Wandsworth) as well as her son-in-law, daughter and grand-daughter, Alexander J. Corse-Scott (b.1848, East Indies), Florence and Evangeline K.F. (b. Highfield, 1881). Hugh was a barrister at law and Alexander was a Captain in the staff-corps, active list. Also present were 2 other children; Barclay C. (2nd Liet. 11th Regiment Foot, Active List) and Evangeline E McCalmont. 6 domestic staff were listed; cook (Mary Thorn, b. 1842, Norfolk), housemaid (Caroline Hibberd, b. 1858, Southampton), parlourmaid (Lucy Carter, b. 1854, Hampshire), nurse (Eleanor Allen, b. 1860, Southampton), kitchenmaid (Lydia Whitehouse, b.1863, Hampshire) and underhousemaid (Elsie Green, b.1865, Southampton).
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1219; Folio: 83; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341298.
In the 1891 census, Emily G. was living by her own means at Uplands House, South Stoneham. Living with her was unmarried daughter, Evangeline E. (also living by her own means), son-in-law Alexander J.Corse-Scott (retired Captain H.M.S.), daughter Florence Corse-Scott & granddaughter, Evangeline K.F. Corse-Scott. They had a visitor, Mary G. Waring (b.1854, Kent).
7 domestic staff were listed; parlourmaid (Alice Bartholemew, b.1860, Hampshire), ladysmaid (Elizabeth C. Parsons, b.1864, Southampton), nurse (Eleanor Allen), housemaid (Hannah Edwards, b.1855, Southampton), under housemaid (Fanny Hornsey, b.1872, Southampton), kitchenmaid (Elizabeth Beer, b.1874, Devon) and cook (Elizabeth Vokes, b.1849, Hampshire).
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 926; Folio 103; Page 16; GSU roll: 6096036.
In 1891, the family were the same as in 1891 and still lived at Uplands. The only minor differences were that Florence was indicated to be living by her own means and Alexander Corse-Scott was a retired army captain.
They now had 8 domestic staff listed; housemaid (Hannah Edwards), ladysmaid (Eleanor Allen), parlourmaid (Louisa C. Sellwood, b.1862, Hampshire), ladysmaid (Elizabeth C. Parsons), cook (Emma Whitton, b.1870, Southampton), under parlourmaid (Elizabeth Sellwood, b.1878, Hampshire), under housemaid (Edith Barter, b.1881, Battersea, London) and kitchenmaid (Francis C. Sellwood, b.1883, Hampshire).
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1068; Folio: 155; Page: 10.
Death recorded for Emily G. McCalmont, aged 86, Apr-Jun 1912, Southampton, Vol 2c, page 18.
It was recorded in “Portswood a series of historical reminiscences” that in 1914, Mr Alexander Corse-Scott still lived in a property fronting Highfield Road and was Chairman of the Southampton Gaslight and Coke Company.
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