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Eliza Osmond NICHOLS
Alfred Henry STEVENS
Joyce Mary Umfreville STEVENS


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Rev Cyril Francis CHASE

  • Nancy Penelope CHASE
  • Peter Henry Nichols CHASE
  • Dr Anthony Oswald CHASE+
  • Joanna Lucy CHASE
  • John Adam Corrie CHASE

Joyce Mary Umfreville STEVENS 2

  • Born: 29 Sep 1892, Farnham, Surrey 3
  • Christened: 1 Nov 1892, St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 4
  • Marriage: Rev Cyril Francis CHASE on 28 Apr 1914 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1
  • Died: 17 Feb 1987, Corscombe, Dorset 5 6
  • Buried: St Mary the Virgin, Powerstock, Dorset 5

bullet  Notes:

Joy was the second of the eight grandparents. Her earliest known Stevens ancestor was Henry, a farmer in Ash in Surrey who died in 1606. The family moved to Hale in the 17th Century, and then to Farnham in the 18th Century. They continued with their farming interests, but were also landowners, and from the 19th Century educated many of the sons into the professions.

Joy was the youngest of four sisters, and was brought up in Farnham and educated in Winchester. After her marriage in 1914 she accompanied her husband first to Canada, then back to England where she raised her five children in a succession of vicarages. She continued to live in Dorset after her husband's death in 1965. She was a family historian, and kept up the Stevens and Chase records through her extensive family contacts.


Joyce married Rev Cyril Francis CHASE, son of Rev Charles Henry CHASE and Dora Nichols Sankey STEVENS, on 28 Apr 1914 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey.1 (Rev Cyril Francis CHASE was born on 13 May 1884 in Ambleside, Westmorland 7 8, christened on 11 Jun 1884 in St Mary, Ambleside, Westmorland,9 died on 12 Oct 1965 in Corscombe, Dorset 10 and was buried on 16 Oct 1965 in St Mary the Virgin, Powerstock, Dorset 11.)



1 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO ref 7093/1/1/6.

2 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham Register, Surrey County RO ref 7093/1/1/6 (marriage).

3 GRO (England and Wales), Certified Copy of Entry of Birth Book 41 Entry 479.

4 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO ref 7093/1/1/1.

5 Monumental Inscription, St Mary Powerstock, Dorset.

6 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1987 02 Bridport 23 0473 (dob 29-9-1892).

7 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Birth Index 1884 Q2 Kendal 10b 726.

8 Charles H Chase et al, Chase Family History (Unpublished compilation).

9 Church Register, St Mary Ambleside, Kendal RO ref Mf 1469.

10 GRO (England and Wales), Certified Copy of Entry of Death IC725851.

11 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation, Newspaper Cutting (Anon).

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