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Family of Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER and Rebecca HALL

Husband: Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER (1876-1949)
Wife: Rebecca HALL (1876-1955)
Children: Robert Thomas PALMER (1914-1999)
Marriage 8 Mar 1948 Brighton, East Sussex
Brighton Register Office

Husband: Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER


Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER, 1899, age 23, Pedlar Palmer USA2

Name: Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER
Sex: Male
Father: Robert Thomas PALMER (1847-1903)
Mother: Elizabeth MAYERS (1846-1890)
Birth 25 Sep 1876 Canning Town, West Ham, Essex
5 Forty Acre Lane Plaistow
Death 13 Feb 1949 (age 72) Brighton
General Hospital
Burial Bear Road Cem. Brighton
Occupation Pugilist/Boxer

Wife: Rebecca HALL


Rebecca HALL, 1945, age 69, Nan

Name: Rebecca HALL
Sex: Female
Father: Charles HALL (1853-1918)
Mother: Rose REES (REECE) (1859-1925)
Birth 10 May 1876 Spitalfields London
Death 14 Jul 1955 (age 79) Haywards Heath, Sussex
Cause: Dementia
Address: St Francis Hospital
Occupation Cigar Maker
Burial Brighton Jewish Cemetery,
Meadowview, Brighton
Block J Row 7 No. 40 Buried South East Corner. 5th row south of path. 9th plot from east.

Child 1: Robert Thomas PALMER


Robert Thomas PALMER, Bobby PALMER (2)


Spouse: Bertha POGREBINSKY, Bertha PALMER

Name: Robert Thomas PALMER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Bertha POGREBINSKY (1915-1995)
Birth 21 Oct 1914 Bow, London
104 Coborn Road
Death 26 Jan 1999 (age 84) Hove, East Sussex
Cause: 1(a) Sigmoid volvulas. 11. Ischaemic heart disease, Alzheimer's disease
Address: Grosvenor Lodge Rest Home, 40 Old Shoreham Road
After post mortem without inquest
Occupation Wrestler/Film Stunt man
Cremation Woodvale Crematorium
Brighton, East Sussex
Remains placed with wife in Hove Cemetery,(North), Jewish Section

Note on Marriage

1930 and 1931 living at 16 Norfolk Road, Brighton. Jan 1936 living at 5a Montpelier Villas, Brighton, (Post card from son Timothy in USA addressed to 'Dear Dad'.). 1939 Register living at Flat 1, 27 North Road, Brighton, Sussex, England

Note on Husband: Thomas (Pedlar) PALMER - shared note

Some records incorrectly show birth date as 19th November 1876. World Batamweight Boxing Champion 1895 to 1899. Known as 'The Box of Tricks'.

On 8th Nov 1893 'Pedlar' Palmer had a 3 round Benefit exhibition fight with William Pike at the Custom Kouse Victoria B.C.Freemasons Road in aid of his father Robert Palmer.

He owed a Tobacco shop in 213 Barking Road, Plaistow run by his brother Matthew. In 1906 after leaving his first wife he lived with Rebecca Hall. Spent 1 month in prison at Xmas 1906 for assault. Address given as 33 Shandy Street Mile End. He killed Robert Choat on a train returning from Epsom races on 22 April 1907. Choat died from a fatal blow to a neck artery following a argument with Palmer. After 3 months in custody Palmer was found guilty of Manslaughter at Guildford Assises on 15th July 1907 and given five years penal servitude. Released from Portland Prison on 29th April 1911 on licence. Father of Robert Thomas born 1914 and claimed to be father of Timothy born 1907.

Note on Wife: Rebecca HALL (1)

1911 census living without husband William Pike or 'partner' Thomas Palmer at 104 Coborn Road, Bow, London with sons Alfred, Timothy and neice Rose Horton.

Note on Wife: Rebecca HALL (2)

1891 census living with parents and siblings at 35 Raven Row, Mile End Old Town, London.

Note on Child 1: Robert Thomas PALMER

June 1936 joined as a steward on The Orient Line passenger ship, the Orford. This ship led the line of merchant ships at the ceremonial opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. Built by Vickers Amstrong at Barrow in 1928, the Orford was bombed and beached at Marseilles while evacuating troops from France in 1940. In 1947 the Orford was refloated and scrapped.

Bobby jumped ship abroad and returned by 1937 and obtained a licence as a boxing timekeeper.

Wrestler when young, then joined R.A.F. 7th Sep 1939 during W.W.2 and became Sargent P.T.Iinstructer. No. 901957 in 907/8 Sdg based at Tangmere. Later film stunt man e.g 'Room at the Top' and TV wrestling referee. Owned Antique buisness. Before retirement was car delivery manager for Alan Day Ltd of London. No children.