Who’s Who, Wootton 1913
Extracts from the 1913 Who’s Who, for the Isle of Wight, with reference to Wootton.
Brodie, Major Charles Gordon. Born Uckfield 1860, Sussex, the son of Frederick Brodie and Ada Blanche Brodie who was the third daughter of the late Sir Robert Carden, Bart. Married Antoinette daughter of Major General Edward Armstrong, late M.S.C.; one son and four daughters; he was educated privately, and at Middlesex hospital qualified as F.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., F.R.S.M.; demonstrator of anatomy for several years at Middlesex hospital; assistant surgeon North Western London and City Orthopaedic Hospitals; fourteen years service with the Volunteers and Territorial’s in the 8th Hants Regiment (Ed. Isle of Wight Rifles). Now R.D.C. for the district; published “Dissections Illustrated” for the use of students.
Hobbies and recreations, Astronomy (member of the British and French Astronomical Societies), science and rifles shooting.
Address;- Fernhill House, Wootton Bridge, Telephone Wootton 8.
Ed. Died September 1933, buried St Edmunds Church, Wootton Bridge.
Chatfeild-Clarke, Edgar, J.P., C.C.; Born London, 17th February 1863; second son of Thomas Chatfeild Clarke J.P., F.R.I. B.A., F.S.I. and Ellen, daughter of J.S.Nettlefold and cousin of the Right Hon.J.Chamberlain, M.P., the forth generation of the family in the island; unmarried, educated at Kings College school and Dresden, Germany. J.P. for Hants and the Isle of Wight 1906, member of the Isle of Wight County Council 1900-1925 (Ed); chairman of the finance committee , also a member of the county education committee, member of the council standing joint committee. President of the I.O.W. liberal union.
Recreation;- Yachting, continental travel, member of the reform and IOW. County Club.
Address;- Oakfield, Wootton Common. Telephone, Wootton 191.
Ed.;- Reported to be a man of private means, knighted in 1913, Island M.P. 1922-1923, died of influenza April 1925 at Oakfield House, Wootton.
Mew, Alfred John. Born Wootton 31st January 1869. Son of Edmund (Ed. baker and grocer) and Mary Mew of Wootton. Married Minnie Kate daughter of Mr and Mrs. W.Souter, The Mill, Wootton in 1892 at Arreton and they had three children. Alfred became a provisions merchant; he improved his standing in the area by becoming a member of North Arreton Parish Council (Ed. which at the time included Wootton) for five years, and chairman for two years, and then Overseer for two years.
At some stage Alfred moved from Arreton to Shanklin, and we list some of his other achievements;-
Trustee of public charities for seven years.
Member of Shanklin Urban District council for six years, chairman for one year.
Overseer for Shanklin.
Member of advancement association and technical education committee.
Responsible for the division of Arreton Parish into north and south parishes (Ed;- Wootton in the north). This was the first action taken under the new Parish Council Act (Ed;- 1894).
Chairman of Shanklin Town council 1908.
Advocated the acquisition of Shanklin’s private owned water supply.
Recreation and hobbies;- Fishing, bowls, geology, botany and nature study.
Address;- Victoria Avenue, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
Ed. Died;- 1944, Isle of Wight.
Source: Isle of Wight County Press, 30th November 1912