Family History

Ellen Emma Downer who married Henry Gammon was my grandmother's cousin. If you jhave anything to add, amend or wish to find out more please e-mail me


Born:           1872 in Bristol district

Father:         William Downer

Mother:        Mary Emma Powell

Died:           1955 Bristol district

Married :      1891 in Barton Regis

Spouse:        Henry Nicholas Gammon

Born:            1870 Appledore, Devon

Parents:         Henry & mary Gammon

Died:            1952 Bristol district

Children:      William Gammon born 1891 in Bristol (St Philips Marsh)

       Frederick Gammon born 1894 in Bedminster, Bristol

       Mary (Nell) Gammon born 1914 in Bristol died 1989


1881 census: Henry living 13 Herbert St, Bedminster. His father was a shipwright. Living in the same house as his uncle Samuel Gammon, ship carpenter

1891 census: Ellen was a tailoress

1901 census;  Residing Bristol. Henry a wood planning machinist

1911 census: Residing 58 Avonleigh Rd, Bedminster. Occupation: wood machinist


William H Gammon died 1965 Bristol district married 1915 Bristol district Winifred Sainsbury born 1893, daughter of William & Emma Gammon (

1901 census: Winifred residing 48 Green St, Bristol.  Her father William a house decorator.

1911 census: Residing with parents. Occupation: ledger clerk in tea merchant’s office

Children:  Ronald Gammon b 1916 m Olive Carpenter b 1920, Ivor H Gammon born 1921


Frederick Harold Gammon died 1969 Plymouth district  married 1918 Bristol district Elsie (Alice) Ballinger . Children:  Revd Kenneth Harold Gammon b 7/5/1920 Audrey Elsie Gammon born 17/5/1925

He was always known as Harold. Worked at the Cadbury’s factory Keynsham, Bristol (which has just closed)  


Nell (Mary)  Gammon died 1985 Bristol district married 1935 Keynsham district Somerset Donald  Fidler.