The Longman Family lived at Baltington Farm

Albert Bernard Longman (1869-1943)

Albert was born on 17 April 1869. His father Thomas Longman (1831-?) was publican at the Horns Inn near West Parley which also doubled as a general shop. His mother was Jemima Mary Longman nee Wills (1830-1916).

By 1881, the family were living at Firgrove Farm, West Parley. His father was farming 48 acres and employing one man.

By 1891, the family had progressed to Holdenhurst Farm. Albert, aged 21, was a dairyman.

By 1901, the family had moved again, this time to Hurn Bridge Farm. Albert was now a Farm Bailiff.

In 1905 Albert married Emma Caroline Bartlett (1870–1940).

Albert and Emma had four children:

  • Thomas Herbrand G ‘Tommie’ Longman  (1906–1914) – born at Hurn
  • Louisa Winifred Mary ‘Louie’ Longman (1908–1977) – born at Hurn
  • Evelyn Mary Longman  (1910–1985) – born at Hurn
  • Reginald Charles A Longman  (1913–1983) – born at Tyneham?

Albert died on 9 December 1943 shortly after the evacuation notice had been served.

Baltington Farm Disposal Report, Western Gazette, 17 December 1943

Thomas Herbrand G ‘Tommie’ Longman  (1906–1914)

Son Tommie died at Baltington Farm on 22 October 1914 aged just 8 years.

In Memoriam – Western Gazette 19 October 1917