I would like to put the record straight for the entry for James Pimm who was born in Newnham Kent England in 1796, this is best information I have gathered of James & Mary.
James married Mary Southernden Mallery in 1822 at St Mary’s Woolnoth, city of London England, and he died in 1866 at East Peckham Kent England. James was involved with the Wray’s, Southernden’s & Mallery’s families and they were involved with the oyster trade. The Mallery’s & Pimm’s set up their stall in Billingsgate in the city of London selling oysters which were plentiful and mainly came from Whitstable. Eventually they set up some oyster bars, and they wanted increase the sales of oysters, James had an idea that one needs liquid to slide the products down. In the city there were plenty of sources to make a drink. There was gin, port, and spices in the city, also he noticed that there was a popular drink called port & lemonade, which was known as the poor person’s central heating, by developing this he, sold it with his oysters, and increased throughput. Through his success he found it difficult to pay the operating costs so he sold the company, and the Pimms product continued to flourish, it was sold again to Lt Col Horatio Davies, who became Lord Mayor of London, with the growth of the British Empire in the 1900’s he managed to make his fortune. James Pimm was still in London in 1861, James later moved with his wife Mary to East Peckham in Kent and stayed near his daughter Mary Mallery Pimm who married Robert Allen and they lived at Pimms Place Bush Peckham, close to the Public House ‘The Bush, Blackbird & Thrush’ Mary Pimm wife of James Pimm died in 1864, James died in 1866 and they are both buried Holy Trinity Church East Peckham Kent.
In contrast to Wikipedia story there may be another James ‘Lee’ Pimm which I am unaware, I have been researching the Pimm Family since the 1970’s but I would like to know where the information came from and I will try to follow up. Vic Styles James Pimm’s 4th Great Nephew.
Harry Pimm was on 10th of February 1895 at Vale of Health Studios, Hampstead Heath, London NW, he was an artist, he was in Antwerp Belgium, during the Great War, he convinced the Germans that he was an American, until 1916 when the American declared war on Germany and was interned atRuhleben Camp, he was also a commercial artist, and he prepared action pictures to Daily Mirror; there was a story that he was dismissed for drawing a portrait of a famous Military General with his medals drawn back to front. He died in 1957
Victor Lionel was born on 22nd of June 1893 also at the Vale of Health Studios, Hampstead, London NW he was also a talented artist, he went to Essex Ontario in Canada to grow tobacco in 1914 he joined up into the army for WWI, he was an officer in the West Yorkshire Regiment he is mentioned the history of the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was missing presumed died at Ypers, Belguim 1916. There is an entry in the History book of the West Yorkshire Regiment.
- PimmStyles Family Tree update 2014 (2766 KB)
My research started in the 70's with Pym later changed to Pimm, this name can be traced back to Chilham in Kent England to c1508, later the family migrated to the city of London Middx England and where oyster factors in Billingsgate London, james Pimm was in partnership with the Mallery, and Wray families, and with plenty of stock James Pimm 1796-1866 invented a drink called PIMMS drink which helped to slide down the oysters, and increase sales. Stiles & Styles came from Thrandeston Suffolk England, they can be traced back to 1700. around 1792 there was a recession in East Anglia, so the Stiles family migrated to a village called Islington, he was a carpenter by trade, and transferred skills to be a coffin maker, later his son William carried on with the business, and also became a celebrated builder and was in demand. The Styles's married into the families of Dunhill, & Jeyes.
- Shaw Family Tree (182 KB)
The Shaw's are well known known in Alton Hampshire, In the 1960's they were the first main developers of housing in the north of this market town. There ancesters were the DUCK's BIRD's BULL's and others, there main roots came from Rambury Wiltshire, and were trademen, and travellers