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Norman Palmer Poyntz Chamarette

Norman Palmer Poyntz Chamarette

Male 1904 - 2008  (103 years)

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  • Name Norman Palmer Poyntz Chamarette 
    Born 8 Aug 1904  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 2008  Garstang, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110  Family
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2013 

    Father Arthur John Andrew Chamarette,   b. 7 Aug 1861, Hyderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1920, Bangalore, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Caroline Louise Fallon,   b. Aft 1860 
    Married 17 Jan 1894  Bangalore, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Guesses for the people in the Family Photograph:
      Arthur standing, and Mary Fallon (Birdie) sitting on the right.
      The oldest girl on the left my grandmother Beryl, and the other girl her sister Winifred (Flossie). Both from Arthur's previous marriage.
      The oldest boy boy at the back Arthur, and the other boy John. Then the babe in arms would be the second Winifred (Winnie).
    Photos
    Arthur Chamarette and Family
    Arthur Chamarette and Family
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Caroline P Hopkins,   b. 2 Oct 1909,   d. 13 Nov 1987, Garstang, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Bef 1936 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 30 Nov 1999 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    My mother's mother's half brother
    My mother's mother's half brother
    Norman Chamarette

    Documents
    Article about Norman Chamarette
    Article about Norman Chamarette
    In the Garstang Courier 12 August 2004, on the occasion of his 100th birthday - they got several facts wrong!

    Histories
    Norman Chamarette - Excerpts from his Letters
    Norman Chamarette - Excerpts from his Letters
    Norman was born in 1904, and is now over 100 years old. He has an excellent memory, and has given details of his early life in India to Yvonne Thomas, granddaughter of his half sister Beryl.
    The drawing he refers to is also here in the Histories section under Norman Chamarette Drawing.
    Norman Chamarette - Drawing from his Letters
    Norman Chamarette - Drawing from his Letters
    This is the drawing he refers to in the Excerpts given in these Histories.
    Letter from Dr Norman Chamarette
    Letter from Dr Norman Chamarette
    To Chris Van de Byl, 30th August 2004, when he was 100 years old.

  • Notes 
    • Norman remembers that when he was a child - maybe 5 or 6 - his half sister Beryl was like a second mother to him. She made sure he got to school ( on his pony) and supervised his Ayah 'to do all the things children are in need of; such as, how to tie shoe(boot) laces. I wore Eton collars to school and Sunday school. I presume you know what these broad high collars are like and we as children disliked them, often hid them on the very top shelf of the wardrobe.'
      He says we (eight of them ) never thought of Beryl as a HALF sister.
      'We were a very loving quarrel-free family, with every comfort imaginable, in that day of the 'British Raj' alas now gone for ever. Our garden grew mangoes, pomegranites, custard apples, mulberries, citrus fruits, almond tree, berries of exotic kind and guavas. Needless to say I climbed treea and ate the fruit in the branches! We had pets; dogs, cats, ponies, donkeys, doves, pigeons and more! Even had a rail-track at the back used when 'The Nest' (our home) was in building. My Mum (nee Mary Louise Fallon)was always known as 'Birdie" hence 'The Nest"! We had various carriages and large horses. (No cars) - No telephone - No electric (or gas) lights.'
      He goes on to say that despite these lacks it was 'as Shangri La'.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Other Researchers - Chris Van de Byl.

    2. [S9] Other Researchers - Arthur Mitchell.