Daniel Rippin

2 & 3 The Beach, Walmer

Occupation: Farmer

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald – Saturday 28 May 1898

Daniel Rippin came from a farming family who worked the land in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottingham. Daniel married late in life into the Poole farming family of Lincolnshire. There were numerous marriages between Rippin and Poole families. 

Why Daniel decided, sometime during the 1880s, to move to a prestigious house on The Beach in Walmer, I have no idea. It may have been for health reasons or maybe his wife had connections with the area. 

His eldest son Philip was named in a divorce scandal but his other children seem to have married well and had the opportunity to travel. Cyril and his South African wife went to Canada where they raised their 4 children and Cyril became involved in fruit farming. His sister Mary appears to have spent some time visiting her brother in British Columbia.

An interesting visitor or, as the 1891 census says, lodger, was Lady Ellen Constance Kilmorey and her husband Lord Francis Charles.  Lady Ellen was apparently a renowned beauty and as Edward VII was a frequent visitor to the Kilmorey estates at Mourne Park, County Down it is thought that she had an affair with him. In 1910 she was embroiled in a scandal, caused as she was bequeathed the ‘Teck Emeralds’ and other jewels, by her lover, Prince Francis of Teck, brother of Queen Mary.

Why the Kilmorey’s were staying with Daniel Rippin or even if there is a connection at all, we don’t know.

2 and 3 The Beach as indicated by the arrow
Name Born Baptised Married Died Buried
Daniel Rippin  1825
Eaton, Leicestershire 
25 December 1825 Eaton, Leicestershire  Mary Jane Poole
14 July 1863
Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire

Born 1837
Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire
Died 1913
2 The Beach, Walmer

30 June 1892St Mary’s Walmer

The Children of Daniel Rippin & Mary Jane Poole

Name Born Baptised Married Died Buried
Annie Sophia 1864
Barrowby, Lincolnshire 
May 29th 1864  Edward Benest Shaw Benest
St Andrews Church
13 October 1960
Bath, Wilts 
Mary Louisa 1866
Barrowby, Lincolnshire 
Philip Herbert 1871
Barrowby, Lincolnshire 
Mary Williamina Simpson (Divorcee)
Cecil John 1873 Barrowby, Lincolnshire  Marie Adelaide Jeanne Schlossmacher
23 December 1903
Tourraine, France.
13 February 1951 Summerland BC Canada


Year Address Name Relationship Occupation
1841 Castlegate School,
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Daniel Rippin Pupil Scholar


Year Address Name Relationship Occupation
1851 Granby Head Inn,
Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Catharine Rippin Farmers Wife Farmer’s Wife -263 Acres Employing 5 Labourers
Philip Rippin Son
Daniel Rippin Son
Daniel Thorpe Brother-in-law Family Butcher
James Bellamy Servant Farm Servant
George Grice Servant Farm Servant
Mary Richardson Servant House Servant
Elizabeth Thurlby Servant House Servant


Year Address Name Relationship Occupation
1861 Wartnaby,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Philip Head Farmer of 206 Acres Employing 3 Men
Catharine Wife Farmers Wife
Daniel Son Farmers Son
Eliza Eston Servant House Servant
John Rippin Servant Groom


Census Address Name Relationship Occupation
1871 Grantham Road,
Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Philip Head Farmer Employing 404 Acres 5 Men & 2 boys
Eliza Wife
John P Son
Everest Son
Edward Son
Sarah K Daughter
Bertha Daughter
Daniel Brother Farmer 489 Acres employing 9 men 3 boys
Sarah  A Poole Visitor
Sarah Poole Visitor
Henrietta Barret Nurse
William Matthews Servant Farm Servant
Mary Prior Servant Domestic Servant
Emma Matthews Servant Domestic Servant
Maria Matthews Servant Domestic Servant
Emma Sharpe Boarder Governess


Year Address Name Relationship Occupation
1881 Marnham Hall,
Marnham, East Retford, Nottinghamshire
Daniel Head Farmer 34 Acres employing 5 labourers and 2 boys
Mary J Wife
Mary L Daughter
Philip H Son
Cecil J Son
Elizabeth Wells Servant
Betsy Spivey Servant
John H Saunders Servant


Year Address Name Relationship Occupation
1891 2 The Beach Daniel Head
Mary Jane Wife
A.S. Rippin Daughter
Minnie Servant Housemaid
Eliza Finnis Servant Cook
Matilda Wood Servant Housemaid
Ann Taylor Servant Ladies Maid
Francis Charles
Earl of Kilmorey KP 
Ellen Constance
Countess of 
J.E.L. Pickering Librarian  Inner Temple
C.L. Pickering 

Trade and Street Directory

Directory and Year Trade or Occupation Address

Kelly’s Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex, 1891.

8 Beach Terrace, Walmer

Poll Books (selected)

 Year Profession Qualifying Residence
1884 The Beach
1889 The Beach
1890 The Beach, Denbigh House
1892 The Beach, (dwelling house)  Denbigh House
Sources and further reading:
Lincolnshire Chronicle- Friday 24 July 1863
The Telegraph 28 Mar 2007
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