Peppin, Rev Gerald
Collection date: Jul 1913
Rev Gerald Francis Codrington Peppin, vicar of Marston Magna (1867-1931): Peppin had a good singing voice and took part in several of Sharp's lectures and demonstrations. He sang 1 song to Sharp on 19 Jly 1913 'The Mallard' (FT2869), which he said he had learned from a man in Bridgwater. The song is a bit like the French Canadian song 'Alouette' in that it's a cumulative song nominating parts of the bird. Click vwml link above.
Peppin hosted Sharp on his visits to the Yeovil area: Peppin’s father Rev Stephen Peppin was vicar at East Horrington nr Wells, where Gerald was baptised on 25/8/1867. Gerald went to Oxford and was then curate at Burnham, Somerset 1895-97; at Glastonbury 1897-98; at St John's Eastover (Bridgwater) 1898-1900; at Bristol 1900-05; then Marston Magna 1905 till at least 1923. He married Margaret Millear at St John's Glastonbury on 1/10/1901 and they had 3 children. He died in 1931 aged 63.