Category: Le Messurier – Alfred Thoume 1859 – 1952

Memories of Great Gran – Alfred Thoume le Messurier

Alfred Thoume le Messurier was “great-gran” to Jean and Tiny. He had been the postmaster of Guernsey, like his father before him. His daughter Eda Le Messurier married an englishman, William Stringer, who had come to Guernsey to be the headmaster of the boys high school, and after a decade of marriage, they moved to English, as WIlliam got a job as a school inspector in the north of England. Eda (who was an only […]

Letter June 1940 Evacuation of Guernsey Agnes Le Messurier – Alfred Le Messurier

Albecq King Harry Lane St Albans Herts   June 27. 40   My dear Alfred   Here I am, an evacuee.  I left home Tuesday by the night boat & arrived here at 2 p.m. yesterday.  Hilda & Mary came over last week & is staying at home with her people.  I hope Grenville will soon come over too, he & Dr Sutcliffe are living together just now.   I brought Mary’s cat over for […]

Letter 1940 June Evacuation of Guernsey – Edwin Le Messurier – Alfred Le Messurier

Letter found in envelope addressed to A.T. Le Messurier, 27 Aston Hall Lane, Hawarden, Chester. Here is a link to the wikipedia article about the Guernsey evacuation. Eda Stringer also copied the letter to send on, and annotated it, so there is the original letter from Edwin, and a copy by Eda.  Her annotations have been inserted in the appropriate places of the letter below: c/o J. Pierce Esq. Holme View Aglionby Carlisle 3/7/40 My Dear Alf It […]