Her parents and older sister Amelia were shown in the 1851 census living at 20 Goswell Terrace, Clerkenwell and brother, Frederick was born at this address on the 10th of January 1854, On the 20th of January 1855 another sister, Charlotte was born at 6 Singleton Street, Hoxton, Shoreditch, London but sadly she died only months later (22nd April 1855) at the same address. She was buried on the 29th April at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington. The June quarter of the following year (1856) saw the birth of another brother, Charles, also born in Shoreditch, but again the registration of his death took place in Shoreditch in the June quarter of 1858. By 1859 the family had moved to Dalston as another sister Ann was born at 4 Temple Street, Dalston, Hackney on 21st May 1859.
|1861 Census RG9-202 18 Regent Street, City Road, St Lukes, Holborn, London|
|Frederick Augt Wiedhofft||Head||Marr||37||Furrier||St Geo. the Martyr, London|
|Amelia||Wife||Marr||34||St Sepulcre, Middx|
This was the address given for the birth of another brother William Alfred on 14th May 1861.
Aunt Louisa married William Rayner Filler on the 7th June 1862 at St Giles Church, Camberwell, Surrey.
The birth of brother Arthur was registered in the St Lukes, Holborn district in the September quarter of 1863. Once again tragedy seems to strike with his death being registered in the same district in the June quarter of 1864.
Sister Louisa Florence Wiedhofft was born in the March quarter of 1865 in the St Lukes parish of Holborn
On the 19th December 1865 grandfather (Frederick Gottlieb) died at his home in Peckham.
On the 27th May 1865 Aunt Mary married William Fleming a warehouseman of Glasgow at St Giles, Camberwell.
|1871 Census 29 Cross Street, St Mary, Islington|
|Fredk A Wiedhofft (t looks like an s)||Head||Mar||47||Furrier employs 1 man 2 boys & 10 women||St George the Martyr London|
|Amelia||wife||Mar||44||St Sepulcre London|
|Wm Alfrd||son||9||scholar||St Lukes London|
|Louisa F||dau||6||St Lukes|
|Maria Mildenhall||servt||unm||28||servant (domestic)||Bethnal Green|
Mary's mother (Amelia) died in the December quarter of 1873
Sister Amelia married Charles Alfred Cooper at the Holloway Congregational Church on the 5th July 1875. Amelia's address was given as 20 Tyndale Place and Mary was to witness the wedding (probably a bridesmaid?)
Her father (Frederick Augustus) remarried in the March quarter of 1876 to widow Emma Huntsman (Sinkler) On the 17th June 1876
17th June 1876 Mary (aged 24) married certificated school master David Salmon (also 24) in Islington Register Office, North London, David was son of farmer James Salmon. Mary's address was 20 Tyndale Place, Islington and her father Frederick Augustus is described as a furrier. David was born in Newport, Pembroke, Wales, but gave his address as 7 Vincent Terrace, Islington. (in the 1871 census he was a 19 year old student at Borough Road learning to be a schoolmaster.) The witnesses were Alfred Taylor, Mary's sister Ann and her father (Frederick Augustus).
Their first child Amelia was born about 1878 in Peckham (South London) Surrey
Another daughter Mary was born about 1880 also in Peckham.
The early part of 1880 saw the birth of their first son David.
|1881 Census, 2 Osborne Villa, Nunhead Lane Camberwell, Surrey|
|David Salmon||Head||Mar||29||schoolmaster||Newport. Pembrokeshire|
|Mary "||wife||Mar||29||Mddx Clerkenwell|
|Ammila "||Dau||3||Surrey, Peckham|
|David "||son||3 mo||""|
|Margaret "||sister||Unm||17||Boa??dy, Pembrokeshire|
|Ann Wiedhofft||s law||Unm||21||schoolmistress||Mddx, Dalston|
|Charlotte Carter||serv||Unm||15||general servant||" Edgeware|
Another daughter Dorothy was born about 1882 in Kingston, Surrey
Second son Stanley was born about 1885 in Kingston, Surrey.
|1891 Census 248 Kings Rd, Kingston, Surrey|
On the 28th December 1891 Mary's father (Frederick Augustus) died and David Salmon was named as an executor and trustee in his will. In 1892 David became Principal of the British and Foreign School Society’s training college for women at Swansea.
|1901 Census Training College, Victoria, Swansea|
|David Salmon||Head||mar||49||principle of training college||Pembroke, Newport|
|Mary Salmon||wife||49||lady superintendent of ditto||Mddx, Islington|
|lots of trainee teachers|
|It was also noted on the census that Mary spoke English and David spoke both English & Welsh.|
Our thanks to Paula Williams for this photograph of David Salmon found in the attic of a house near the Swansea Teachers Training College.
1904 Published his book on the life of Joseph Lancaster (Education reformer)
Daughter Dorothy trained as a teacher and joined the "Poor Clares" (The Order of St Clare)
One of the other daughters married a man surname Fitt and raised a family in Rhodesia.
|1911 Census Swansea Training College|
|Name||Relation||Age M||Age F||S, M or W||Mar Years||Child||Alive||Died||Occupation||Born||Language|
|David Salmon||head||59||Married||principal of College||Pemb, Newport.||both|
|Mary Salmon||wife||59||Married||34||5||5||0||matron of college||London, Islington,||English|
|Eric Fitt||Grandchild||11||__||School||Rhodesia / Visitor||English|
|Hilda Fitt||Grandchild||10||__||School||Rhodesia/ for Educatn||English|
|Lots of students|
Son David Salmon married in the December quarter of 1915 in Tamworth, Staffs. to 25 year old Ethel Minnie Short and they were to raise a family in Rhodesia and Zambia.
1922 David retired as Principal of the Swansea Training College (Swansea Training College became part of the Swansea Institute of Higher Education (now Swansea Metropolitan University)
Mary died in 1925 in Narbeth, Pembrokeshire 11a 1315 age 74
David Salmon was a student at Borough Road College from 1870-72, serving briefly as junior tutor and then becoming headmaster of the new Board School in Belvedere Place almost opposite the college. Later he became Principal of the British and Foreign School Society’s training college for women at Swansea and remained there for the rest his career. In 1904 he produced his life of Joseph Lancaster and followed this with articles on Lancaster and on various aspects of the early history of the Society in the Educational Record. During these years he built up an interesting collection of prints and autograph letters relating to persons connected with the Society, such as Brougham, Wilberforce and the Duke of Kent, eventually mounting these in a large album together with the pages of his life of Lancaster. Examples from this album, as well as other souvenirs of Salmon’s interest in Lancaster, are displayed in the present exhibition. David Salmon also assembled a valuable collection of printed books mainly dealing with early nineteenth century elementary education in this country. These include, in addition to Lancaster’s pamphlets (many of them produced on the printing presses at Borough Road) and the writings of other early supporters of the Society, such as William Allen, a collection of the educational treatises of Andrew Bell, early editions of the works of Sarah Trimmer, several books by Thomas Bernard, and individual works by lesser known educational writers. The collection contains several examples of early Victorian teaching manuals prepared for the Society including Henry Dunn’s Principles of Teaching, James Cornwell’s English Composition and other books produced for the Society’s schools by tutors at the Borough Road Normal College. The collection also includes the printed reports of the Finance Committee of the ‘Royal Lancasterian Institution’ dating from the years before the more familiar Annual Reports of the British and Foreign School Society. This large and valuable collection was left to Borough Road College by David Salmon and has now passed into the keeping of the British and Foreign School Society Archive Centre.
David Salmon died in the December quarter of 1944 aged 92 The registration district was Narberth, South Wales
Collections Wales is an online directory of research collections in Wales, providing a gateway to physical and digital collections with a distinctly Welsh theme from the more traditional sphere of academic, national and public libraries and from other public and private sector agencies throughout Wales. The Salmon Collection English & Cymraeg A collection of pamphlets and excerpts from periodicals belonging to David Salmon (1852-1944), Principal of Swansea Training College between 1892 and 1922, donated to the Library of University College of Swansea by his daughter Miss Mary Salmon. They number about 1,700 items in 146 volumes, and date from throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. About three dozen of the volumes had been collected and bound by former owners, such as Sir James Ferguson of Kilkerran in Scotland, Sir Lyon Playfair, Rev. Frederick Watkins (one of the early Inspectors of Schools) and David Williams (a Principal of Swansea Training College). Some pamphlets have authors' inscriptions and a few have autograph letters. Most of the pamphlets relate to education, especially schooling in Britain. The collection includes several of Salmon's own writings, including his experiences of America and impressions of American education derived from a tour of America. There are 11 volumes of charity sermons and reports of early Charity Schools, mostly of the 18th century. There are some pamphlets on other Welsh topics, including descriptions of Welsh antiquities and items about Swansea. A small number of pamphlets cover a variety of other subjects. Collection Details Date Range: 1700 - 1920 Strength: Nineteenth and early twentieth century education. Language: Welsh English French Significance: Local Welsh UK Size and Format: Approximately 1,700 items in 146 bound volumes. Access Details Access Control: The volumes, located together in the Arts Store, are for use only within the Library and Information Centre. Application to view them can be made at the Loan Enquiries Desk. Acquisition Details: The collection was donated by Miss Mary Salmon, daughter of David Salmon, in 1945. It has not been added to since that date. Finding Aids: The items are listed in a typed list and a card catalogue, both of which are in the Arts Store, University of Wales, Swansea. URL: www.swan.ac.uk Location Address: Library and Information Centre, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea Wales SA2 8PP
Moyra Salmon in Rhodesia
Collette Salmon in Zambia
Eric Fitt in Rhodesia
Hilda Fitt in Rhodesia