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WILLIAM HAVARD APPERLEY  Late of Stone House, Withington, Herefordshire. Born December 30th 1816. Died January 19th 1896. Senior partner in the firm of Messrs W and H Apperley and Brown, Land Agents, Surveyors and Valuers, which business he founded in 1873. Articled in 1836 to the late Mr Henry Webb of Worcester. He was widely engaged as a Surveyor and Valuer in connection with railway matters in several counties in the days of the infancy of the railways. He was also largely involved in the survey and valuations of Herefordshire Parishes and those in other counties in connection with the apportionment of the tithe rent charges, and some years later in respect of the final fixing of the extraordinary charge upon hop lands.


THOMAS DUCKHAM  Born at Shirehampton, near Bristol, September 26th 1816. Died march 2nd 1902. Educated privately at Bristol and Hereford. Married in 1845 to Mrs Yeomans, widow of Mr J Yeomans of Moreton, Hereford. Came to Hereford in 1830; was partners with Mr Thomas Treherne and built St Nicholas Church, also the City gaol, in Gaol Street, Hereford. Farmer for 35 years at Baysham Court, near Ross. Established a high reputation as a farmer and stock breeder of pedigree Hereford Cattle. Was practically the founder of the Herd book of Hereford Cattle. Secretary to the Herefordshire Agricultural Society, 1874-80. Many years one of Herefordshires Hon Sec to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Society and took great interest therein. MP for Herefordshire 1880-85 and for the Northern Division November 1885-86. JP for County 1882. Alderman Herefordshire County Council from 1888. Member of the Ross Board of guardians. For 15 years chairman of the Ross Highway Board.


WILLIAM RICHARD BULMER  Born November 22nd 1838. Educated at Hayter's School and Hereford Cathedral School. Wine Merchant with Mr J W Bulmer since 1863. Member of Hereford Town Council for Leominster Ward 1908. Churchwarden of Holmer for 30 years. Member of Hereford Board of Guardians for over 30 years and Overseer for about the same time of Holmer Within Parish, Hereford Charity Trustee and Trustee for Holmer Charities.  Residence, 2 Widemarsh Street, Hereford.


CHARLES THORNTON PULLEY JP  Eldest son of Charles Oldaker Pulley, Esq., of Gravesend, Kent, who died 1873, by Emma, who died 1882, daughter of Michael Thornton, of Mallow, Co Cork. Born July 24th 1864. Educated at Kings College School and Kings College, London. Member of the London Stock Exchange. JP for Herefordshire. Mr Pulley succeeded to the estate of his uncle Sir Joseph Pulley, first and only Baronet, 1901. Married July 16th 1906, Irva Hopkins, widow of Charles J Hopkins, of Washington DC, USA.Residences, Lower Eaton, Hereford and 20 Park Lane, London, W.


ALFRED GURNEY   Born Much Birch August 1827. Died February 11th, 1899. Grocer. First elected Member of Town Council in 1887. Conservative in politics. Was instrumental in collecting 3,700 for the restoration of St Peter's Church, Hereford, of which he was Churchwarden for 27 years. Charity Trustee. Mayor of Hereford, 1889-90 and 1895-96.

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