Born in Mizpah in 1873 Ernest, aged just 7 and his elder brother Heinrich were brought to England from Jamaica by their father in 1880.
Ernest won a scholarship to Cambridge and had a successful career as a headmaster before deciding to join the Church of England in 1915.
Sadly he lost his wife, Jane, in 1920 whilst Curate of Broadwindsor with Burstock.
In 1922 Ernest and his children arrived at The Rectory, Lorton Lane. They took part in all aspects of village life and were well respected within the communities. Ernest suffered a stroke in 1948 and died in 1951
His second daughter, Mary, was organist at Broadwey and Bincombe from 1923-
Her brother John was organist at Upwey Parish Church from 1927-