Genealogy of John "Mad Jack" Fuller


Charles Edward Radclyffe

The reredos in this church is erected
to the Glory of God and is sacred to the memory of
Lt Col Charles Edward Radclyffe DSO
rifle brigade who was wounded and missing on
Sept 26th 1915
While commanding the11th Batt Essex Regt
At the Battle of Loos

It was placed here by his widow Theresa Caroline
and his son Charles Edward Mott-Radclyffe
So that the name of a brave soldier and a great
gentleman be never forgotten by those who
worship in this church in the years to come

"So he passed over and all the trumpets
sounded for him on the other side"

born December 24th 1864

St Mary, Barningham Winter, Norfolk

Henry Ramey Upcher

A lifeboat at Sheringham, Norfolk was named after him. The " Henry Ramey Upcher" was in service from 1894 to 1935.

"The Henry Ramey upcher was the gift of Mrs. Caroline Upcher [nee Morris] of Sheringham Hall, donated to the fishermen in memory of Mrs. Upcher's husband. She was built by Lewis 'Buffalo' Emery of Sheringham, for £150, in the style of the local crab fishing boats; using local oak for the planking and fastened throughout with copper. She measured 39'9" long x 11'3" wide, was double ended, carried 16 oars and was fitted with a large dipping lug-mainsail and a mizzen. She was named by Mrs. Upcher on 4th Sept 1894 and remained in service until 1935. She worked closely with the RNLI station boats William Bennett and J.C. Madge, and was very popular with the fishermen as she was lighter than the RNLI boats and could be launched faster, (although her width tended to make her more liable to ship water in severe conditions so was less suitable than the RNLI boats in heavy seas). The Henry Ramey Upcher launched over 50 times and saved over 200 lives. A full crew was generally 28 men: coxwain, deputy coxwain, 16 oarsmen, 8 men to tend the sails and 2 more men to work the pumps near the stern. One of the most famous of The Henry Ramey Upcher's rescues was to the Ispolen on 23rd Jan 1897. A strong North Easterly gale with snow had been blowing for 48 hours along the North Sea coasts raising heavy seas. The 236 ton wooden brig was enroute from Norway to Gravesend laden with ice. Two days after setting off on the 19th January she encountered very rough weather, shipping so much water that her pumps had to be kept going. By the 23rd she had sprung a leak and, with the wind dead on shore, was unable to prevent herself being driven towards the coast. The RNLI lifeboat William Bennett could not be launched directly, as the slipway had been washed away the day before, the Henry Ramey Upcher managed to get afloat first and was on the scene as soon as the Ispolen stuck at 1.30pm. The crew of the Ispolen were all Norwegian so did not understand the lifeboat's crew when they shouted for ropes, so a second approach had to be made, this time with only 14 oars as two had broken on the first approach. The lifeboat men succeeded in throwing grappling hooks into the Ispolen's rigging and hauled alongside. The eight crew of the brig jumped on board the Henry Ramey Upcher and were safely landed at Sheringham. The rescued men were taken to the Two Lifeboats inn (then a coffee house) and given dry clothes. By evening the Ispolen had broken up and her cargo of ice scattered along the shore. The keel and some timbers from the wreck can still be seen on Sheringham Beach a little to the west of the Henry Ramey Upcher boathouse when a rough spell has washed away some of the sand."

Caroline Morris

1851 Census : Hastings, Sussex, England - Caroline Upcher / Wife / married / age 33 / occupation Wife of Landowner / birthplace Hertfordshire Baldock / living at 15 Grand Parade, Hastings St Mary Magdalen, with sons Gerald, Russell and Berners Upcher, daughters Augusta Louisa and Caroline Alice Upcher, 5 servants and governess.