Joy Clist, d. 1935

George Clist

George Clist

Male 1862 - 1934  (71 years)

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  • Name George Clist  [1
    Born 12 May 1862  Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1915  Ivy Cottage, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home built for George Clist, Blacksmith and his wife Mary and daughter Helen Joy 
    Died 04 May 1934 
    Buried Orchard Portman Churchyard, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Clist Connections
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father John Clist,   c. 25 Jan 1835, Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1891, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Manfield,   c. 10 Apr 1836, Sheldon, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1918  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Quick,   b. 22 Oct 1859, Buckland St Mary, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1934  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 03 Jan 1884 
    Children 
    +1. Edith Mary Clist,   b. 29 Dec 1884, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1965, Córdoba, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sidney George Clist,   b. 09 Jan 1886, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1959, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Dorothy Clist,   b. 23 Dec 1889,   d. 10 Aug 1966  (Age 76 years)
     4. John Clist,   b. 29 Nov 1891,   d. 04 Jan 1968, Tauranga, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Annie Clist,   b. 30 Dec 1892,   d. 05 Jan 1974, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Helen Joy Clist,   b. 12 Apr 1904, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1935  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1862 - Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Home built for George Clist, Blacksmith and his wife Mary and daughter Helen Joy - 1915 - Ivy Cottage, Shoreditch, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Orchard Portman Churchyard, Taunton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George and Mary Clist, and daughters
    George and Mary Clist, and daughters
    George and Mary Clist, and their daughters Dorothy, Annie, and Helen Joy.
    Frank, Mark, and George Clist
    Frank, Mark, and George Clist
    The handwriting is Leonard Clist's. He has identified My Father Frank on the left. At the top is My father's two brothers, Mark, and George Clist (right). From Mark's clothes and centrality, we deduce that this photo of the three brothers was taken on Mark's wedding day, 12 May 1897. Sadly, Mark died just over two years later.
    George Clist with youngest daughter Joy on a horse at the smithy
    George Clist with youngest daughter Joy on a horse at the smithy
    This is a midget postcard, on the back of which is written (by Leonard Clist) The smithy at Shoreditch nr Taunton. My Uncle George with his youngest daughter Joy - (died young). Circa 1908. George Clist is my great-grandfather, and Joy Clist's portrait is at the top right of every page in this site.

    Documents
    Probate and Will for George Clist 1934
    Probate and Will for George Clist 1934
    The last Will and Testament of George Clist of Shoreditch near Taunton was signed 20 Feb 1934 appointing Ted Rossiter Blacksmith and Tom Bellamy of Tiverton as Executors and Trustees, for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925. Two typewritten pages. All real and personal estate bequeathed to his trustees in fee simple to sell call in and convert into money such parts thereof forming his residuary Trust Fund to pay an annuity of £26 to his wife Mary and further income to their daughter Helen Joy during her life or until she shall marry after which the six children were to receive equal parts of the residue. George died 4 May 1934. Probate granted 31 May 1934. Gross value of estate £1638, personal estate £511 14s 0p, Estate Duty £48 7s 6p.
    Letter from Julian Clist 1974
    Letter from Julian Clist 1974
    This letter from Julian Clist to my father-in-law Cyril Chappell relays family details from Julian's uncle Leonard Frank Clist who states that the Shoreditch Smithy was originally part of Lord Portman's estate. I suspected that this was the case, but this is the first mention that I've encountered. Leonard's father was Frank Clist, who was third of six children, not "youngest but one" as stated. When Leonard writes of George and Mark Clist, he is referring to his uncles. When he speaks of Sidney and John Clist in NZ, they are his first cousins. Julian worked for Brinton Carpets (his mother was Anne Brinton) and he met my father-in-law Cyril Chappell of Brisbane who had a carpet business, and the question arose as to my relationship to his line of descent. This correspondence followed as a result.

    Headstones
    George, Mary, and Helen Joy Clist
    George, Mary, and Helen Joy Clist
    Headstone for George and Mary Clist, and their daughter Helen Joy Clist. This photo would have been taken soon after the headstone was completed, possibly in 1936. The iron railing is no longer present, but the headstone is well preserved (2018).

    Feature Articles
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    The Forge and the Ivy Cottage
    This page describes my fascination with two ancestral homes at Shoreditch, Taunton. The Forge was the cottage beside the old Smithy which was once occupied by George and Mary Clist and family, and then by Ted and Emily Rossiter once George and Mary had moved to their new house Ivy Cottage which was built a short distance down the road. Both homes are still there, having passed to new owners; also the old Smithy, but its use has been changed.

    Galleries
    Gallery for 'George & Mary Clist's Family Bible'
    Gallery for "George & Mary Clist's Family Bible"

    These are the source images of the previews shown in the above Feature Article.

    Folios
    Navigating to Shoreditch and Orchard Portman Churchyard
    Navigating to Shoreditch and Orchard Portman Churchyard
    by Roger Clist
    Finding the Church of St Michael at Orchard Portman can be very difficult. You can see the church steeple from all around, but no roads seem to lead there. Here are maps and navigation instructions for visiting the Clist graves and homes. Click PDF button to download all pages.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Certificate.