Readers, may recall an earlier post in which I mentioned that the Elstone’s were papermakers and that there was a small hamlet in Devon, along the banks of the River Exe called Elstone.
Well, the coincidence increases. The Pim family had again been in the Sussex and Hampshire border areas were involved with paper making. Exeter has instances of a Pim and Elstone family involved in the region with paper making.
Coincidence? It is possible the the families migrated across the south west of England into the south east region. There is healthy research into the paper making facilities across the UK and in particular the South of England, so when I get a few minutes (make that hours and possibly longer!) I will research this more fully. Over the years I have looked at the data, but I do need to devote more time to it.
I have no idea as to whether or not Mary Elizabeth knew of her paper making connections. The family were labourers in the passfields area of Bramshott and later moved across to Burpham at Guildford not far from the Merrow area where she met her husband John Matthews.