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Family of Nathaniel Attfield and Mary Amelia Palmer

Husband: Nathaniel Attfield (1858-1934)
Wife: Mary Amelia Palmer (c. 1859-1882)
Marriage 1879 Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Marriage fact 1879 Irish Civil Reg Marriages Index, 1879 Dec Q, Naas, Vol 2, Page 761

Husband: Nathaniel Attfield

Name: Nathaniel Attfield
Sex: Male
Father: Nathaniel Attfield (1828-1909)
Mother: Martha Bentley (c. 1837-1866)
Birth 1858 Aldershot, Hampshire
Baptism 4 Apr 1858 (age 0) Aldershot, Hampshire
Census 1871 (age 12-13) Carter boy, living with uncle Edward Bentley, West Tisted, Hants
Occupation 7 Jul 1875 (age 16-17) Enlistment in 20th Hussars (see notes)
Occupation 27 Sep 1885 (age 26-27) Sergeant-Major in 20th Hussars, Colchester Barracks (on marriage cert.)
Census 1891 (age 32-33) R.R. Sergeant Major, District 20th Regiment Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot
Census 1901 (age 42-43) Licensed victualler, 3 Pitt St, Norwich St Marys
Census 1911 (age 52-53) Army pensioner and carter, 131 Aylsham Road, Norwich
Occupation 1913 (age 54-55) Contractor (on son Cecil's marriage cert.)
Death fact 1934 (age 75-76) 1934 Jun Qtr, Norwich, 4b/128 (aged 77)
Death 27 Apr 1934 (age 75-76) 131 Aylsham Road, Norwich
Probate 29 May 1934 Admin, Norwich, to Sarah Ann Attfield (widow)

Wife: Mary Amelia Palmer

Name: Mary Amelia Palmer
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1859
Death fact 1882 (age 22-23) 1882 Dec Q, Clogheen, 4/381 (aged 23)
Death 1882 (age 22-23) Clogheen, Ireland

Note on Husband: Nathaniel Attfield (1)

Enlistment in 20th Hussars for 12 yrs, Aldershot, 7 Jul 1875

Re-engaged, Abbassiyeh, 6 Jul 1887

Born Aldershot, age 18 yrs 11 months

Occupation: Labourer, milkman

No previous army service

Height: 5 ft 7 3/4 in

Fresh complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair

Religion: C of E

Next of kin: Nathaniel (father), Farnham; Albert (brother)

Promotion to Lance Corporal 24 Jan 1881, Corporal 1 Nov 1881, R.R. Sergeant 1 Apr 1883

Service in Egypt, 1885-1887

Discharged on termination of service, Canterbury, 7 Jul 1896

Source: British Army Service Records 1760-1913 (FindMyPast)



1223. S.Sgt.M.Rgh Rdr. N. ATTFIELD | 20 HUSS. (LSGC)

Sgt Major Nathaniel Attfield joined the army at Aldershot on 7th July 1875.

He later carried the unusual rank of "Rough Rider" He served for 21 years, being "at home" July 1875 to October 1885.

Although he is shown in Egypt from October 1885 to November 1887, his papers and the roll confirm he had no campaign medals issued, so the Meritorious Service Medal & Victorian L.S.G.C. represent his full entitlement. Apparently he did not serve in the required area to qualify for the Egypt medal or Khedive's Star. He was "at home" from November 1887 to his discharge in July 1896.

Source: (accessed 12.08.2013)

Note on Husband: Nathaniel Attfield (2)

From 10.10.1896 until December 1901 Nathaniel Attfield was licensee of the "Whip & Nag" Public House, 3 Pitt Street, Norwich


There is a photo of the pub on the website

Note on Husband: Nathaniel Attfield (3)

ATTFIELD Nathaniel of 131 Aylsham Road Norwich died 27 April 1934. Administration Norwich 29 May to Sarah Ann Attfield widow. Effects £236 2s. 11d.