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I would like to thank Brian Fisher for the information on the family of George Hebnry Fisher,Steve Pinkerton for all the information on the Fisher members who emmigrated to the United States of America, Graham Giles for information on the Giles family (via his Ancestry Tree) and Richard Platell for all the personal information on the Gilberts. If it was not for him, I would have gone with Mary Fisher dying very young.

THE FISHER FAMILY OF EWHURST, SUSSEX

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JAMES FISHER 1742-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Married Elizabeth Daw on 16/12/1778 in Ewhurst (SMCD).

Their children:

Elizabeth 1779 (c) 22/05/1779 +
Sarah 1781 (c) 25/02/1781
William 1782 (c) 01/04/1782 +
James 1783 (c) 02/11/1783 +
Mary 1785 (c) 24/04/1785+
Robert 1790 (c) 02/11/1790 +
Thomas 1793 (c) 27/07/1800 +
John 1794 (c) 27/07/1800 +
Samuel 1795 (c) 27/07/1800 +
Jane 1800 (c) 27/07/1800 +

James was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Elizabeth possibly died in 1818. There is a burial in the PRs of an Elizabeth aged 62 being buried on 13/05/1818 in St James & St Mark, Ewhurst.That would have made her 44 when she had her last child, which is feasable!.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 2


Children of James & Elizabeth:

ELIZABETH FISHER 1779-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 22/05/1779 +.

Nothing else is known of her.


SARAH FISHER 1781-31/07/1854

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 25/02/1781.

Her children:

Thomas /1798 (c) 27/07/1800 +
Henry Watson 12/01/1813
John 1817/18

Sarah emmigrated to the United States around 1812 -1813.

Married a ? Spilsby, although I have yet to find the marriage. Did she actually marry him or just use his surname? It turns out that there was a ship master named Silsbee who sailed the North Atlantic at this time. Was he the man?

The widowed (?) Sarah married a ? Pinkerton in Albany County, New York (some time after 1817 and before 1820).

Sarah appeared in the 1820 Albany census as Sally Pinkerton with 2 young sons (Henry and John). She appears in the 1820 Albany street directory as a widow.

Sarah died on 31/07/1854 in Albany, aged 73. She died of "congestion, brain" and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery Section 16, Lot 22. She is named on the same obelisk as her son Henry W. Silsby, with whom she was living when she died. In documents relating to Sarah's estate, Sarah's husband is identified as William Hugh but no surname. Was this the name of her first husband or the second one? It is suspected that it was a James Pinkerton she married, not William Hugh. Administration was awarded, on petition, of her son Henry W Silsby, acting in concert with her other 2 sons Thomas and John.


WILLIAM FISHER 1782-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 01/04/1782 +.

Possibly married Rachel Baker in Ewhurst on 18/06/1804 (SMCD).

William was the first of his siblings to travel to the United Staes of America. He located to a farm in Guilderland, Albany County, New York.

William and Rachel had a daughter named Rachel and a son named James but I am not sure if this was in England or America.

Nothing else is known of him.


JAMES FISHER 1783-11/02/1871

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 02/11/1783 +.

James went to join his brother, William in America.

Married Hannah Fuller(b 18/03/1786 in Sussex) in England. I have tried to find this marriage on the Sussex Marriage CD but all I can find is Hannah Fuller marrying a Henry Fisher in Bodiam on 01/11/1808!

Their children:

William 09/05/1809 (c) 18/06/1809 +
Thomas 16/03/1811 (c) 28/04/1811 +
Mark 02/03/1813 (c) 11/04/1813 +
Mary 09/05/1816
George 14/01/1818
James 08/05/1820
Elizabeth A 05/03/1822
John 02/09/1824
Sarah 28/07/1826
Robert 26/04/1828
Elinor F 13/08/1830

While they were living in England, James was employed as a shipyard worker.

James, Hannah and the family emmigrated to the United States around July 1818, when their son George was 6 months old. The family sailed on a war vessel and it took 6 months to travel the ocean.

The family lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, where James worked in agriculture. He was also a member of the Episcopal Church. James purchased some land in 1844 off daniel D Cambell. He presented this land to the Methodist Episcopal Society and they used it to build a church on.

Hannah's aging parents went to America, presumably to join Hannah and James. Her mother died a few days after arriving in the USA and her father a year later.

Hannah died in Rotterdam on 28/01/1858.

James died on 11/02/1871 in Rotterdam.


MARY FISHER 1785-1854

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 24/04/1785 +.

Married Jeffery Gilbert (b 03/07/1778 in Tenterden, Kent) in St Mildred's Church, Tenterden on 02/05/1803.

Their children:

Jeffery 1804
William 1807
Sarah 1808
Humphrey 1810
John 1812
Henry 1815
Edward 1817
Joseph 1819
Thomas J 1822
Robert 1825
Frank 1827

Jeffery died in Tenterden in 1833.

In 1841 Mary was living in Tenterden with her sons Jeffery, William, John, Henry, Frank and Robert Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Mary was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with her sons John, Henry, Frank and Robert. Mary's employment stated housekeeper to sons. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 277; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193521.

Mary died in Tenterden in 1854, aged 68.


ROBERT FISHER 1790-06/01/1860

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 02/11/1790 +.

Married Mary Fuller in Sedlescombe, Sussex on 22/09/1813 (SMCD).

Their children:

Thomas 25/12/1813 (c) 23/01/1814
Mary 05/07/1815 (c) 23/08/1815
Sarah 1817 (c) 11/05/1817
George 1820 (c) 16/01/1820
Caleb 04/11/1821 (c) 16/12/1821
Stephen 14/09/1826 (c) 16/10/1826
Elijah 05/11/1827 (c) 13/03/1828
James 06/06/1829(c) 21/06/1829
Joshua 20/01/1831 (c) 30/06/1831

Robert and Mary were living in Sedlescombe, Sussex when their children Thomas and Mary were born.

Mary died in 1838 and was buried in St James church, Ewhurst on 16/2/1838 +. She was 45 years old.

In 1841 Robert was living at Mileses farm house in Ewhurst with his children Sarah, Caleb, Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Robert was working as an agricultural labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

In 1851 Robert was still living in the same place with his married daughter Sarah and sons Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Also there that day were grandchildren Thomas and Mary Ann (Sarah's children) . Robert was a farmer 22 acres and carrier, employing 3 men. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

Robert died on 06/01/1860 and was buried in St James, Ewhurst on 26/01/1860. He was 69 years old. Administration was granted in Lewes on 27/01/1872 to his son Stephen. Robert's effects were under £200.


THOMAS FISHER 26/02/1793-1793 ?

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 27/07/1800 +.

Was he the Thomas Fisher buried in St James and St Mark, Ewhurst on 30/07/1793?.


JOHN FISHER 29/05/1794-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 27/07/1800 +.

Nothing else is known of him.


SAMUEL FISHER 30/07/1795-1840

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 27/07/1800 + in a family group affair.

Married Elizabeth Fuller in Sedlescombe on 02/05/1816. Was Elizabeth related to Robert's wife, Mary?

Their children:

James 1816 (c)30/06/1816 +
George 1824 (c) 20/06/1824
William1826 (c) 19/04/1826
Samuel 1822 (c) 30/06/1822

Samuel also emmigrated to the United States to live in Albany, New York.

Samuel was the local lamp lighter for the city of Albany. In 1829, Albany had “586 oil lamps, 100 of which held half a pint and the others a gill (of oil).” Each lamp needed to be filled and lit each night.

Samuel died in Albany on 22/08/1840, aged 48. He was buried in Albany Rural cemetery, Section 92, Lot 32. His headstone inscription read 'who was drowned by the falling of the bridge crossing from the foot of State Street onto the Pier, August 22, 1840, aged 48 years.' At 5 PM on that date, seventy to eighty people and three or four horses and carts fell about twenty feet into twelve feet of water when the bridge over the canal basin collapsed while hundreds were being loaded onto steamboats bound for New York. Twenty-two bodies were recovered. James Hinman, Albany’s Constable also buried at this cemetery, died in the same accident. Drowned in the Hudson River.


JANE FISHER 06/05/1800-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened in St James & St Mark Church on 27/07/1800 +.

Jane was another member of this Fisher family who emmigrated to America.

Nothing else is known of her.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 3


Children of Sarah & ?: grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


THOMAS FISHER 23/04/1798-25/05/1882

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex to an unknown father.

Christened for the first time on 07/05/1798 in Cranbrook, Kent. Thomas was christened again on 27/07/1800 in Ewhurst in a family event with 4 of his uncles.

Thomas was taken to America with his mother, (and very likely his uncle William and his family) when he was a young teen.

Thomas became a seafaring man, sailing in barges, sloops and steamships.He was one of the oldest Hudson river men in the neighbourhood. He was well known as a Hudson river pilot and Captain.

Thomas kept a market in the south part of the city and was a collector for the old Second Ward many years. He was also a Constable, attached to the Justice's Court for over 20 years. Thomas was once attacked with a hatchett while trying to serve a writ of ecjectment.

Thomas married Fanny Germain (b abt. 1812 in New York City around 1831.

Thomas and Fanny had 4 children and numerous grandchildren.

On 11/04/1881, Thomas was unanimously elected Constable of the Seventh Ward at the charter elections.

Thomas died at his home at 14 Wilson Street, Albany on 25/05/1882, aged 84. His obituary read: Death of Thomas Silsby Thomas Silsby, who was unanimously elected constable of the Seventh ward at the charter election, April 11th last, died at his house, No. 14 Wilson street, about 10 o'clock to-day, of pneumonia, caused by changing his winter clothing for lighter garments on Thursday night. Mr. Silsby was born in London, April 23d, 1798, and was brought to this country when an infant. He followed a seafaring life for some years, and was one of the oldest Hudson river men in this neighborhood, having sailed in sloop, barge and steamboat. Many years ago he kept a market in the south part of the city. He was also a collector for the old Second Ward, and has been attached to the justices' court as a constable for over twenty years. Although in his 85th year, he frequently has walked several miles in the country within the past year pr two to serve law papers. He was never known to have any serious sickness, except once, about thirty years ago, and that was the result of an accident while on one of our river barges. He never needed eye-glasses, and without difficulty could read nonpareil print. The deceased was a brother of Henry Silsby, of the firm Long & Silsby. A widow, four children and numerous grandchildren survive him. He reportedly died of pneumonia, (at 10-00) caused by changing his winter clothing for lighter garments on Thursday night.

Thomas was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery (Section 21, Lot 38) on 27 May 1882.

Fanny died of paralysis on 17/12/1893 at South Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York, aged 81 years, 6 months and 19 days old. She was reburied in Albany on 22 May 1894 next to Thomas.


HENRY WATSON SILSBY 12/01/1813-29/06/1887

Henry was born either at sea, Boston or just Massachusetts, depending on the source.

Married Jane Elizabeth Todd (b 17/05/1814) around 1838.

Henry and Jane had 5 children.

Henry was a well known caariage maker.

Jane died on 04/06/1860 of "dropsy". She was buried on 05/06/1860 at Albany Rural Cemetery, (Section 16, Lot 22).

Henry died on 29/06/1887 of "general debility". He was buried on 02/07/1887 next to his wife and mother (who had been living with Henry at the time of her death)


JOHN SILSBY 1817/18-10/01/1882

Born in 1817 or 1818 probably in New York (but possibly Vermont), according to census and burial records.

Married Maria ? (b abt. 1815 in New York).

John and Maria had 5 or 6 children.

John was a mining stock broker and at one point, acquired and operated a zinc and iron mine in New Jersey.

John died on 10/01/1882 in Toronto, Canad. He died of "paralysis" and was reburied 11 April 1882 at Albany Rural Cemetery, (Section 26, Lot 203).

Maria died 06/12/1884 in New York City. She was buried next to John on 08/12/1884.


Children of James & Hannah: grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


WILLIAM FISHER 09/05/1809-30/11/1891

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened there at St James & St Johns on 18/06/1809 +.

William sailed to America with his family around July 1818. The family lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, Albany, New York.

William was a bookkeeper and confidential clerk. He worked for Erastus Corning, a noted Albany merchant for 52 years.

William died on 30/11/1891.


THOMAS FISHER 16/03/1811-08/03/1895

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened there at St James & St Johns on 28/04/1811 +.

Thomas sailed to America with his family around July 1818. The family lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, Albany, New York.

Thomas was a minister of the Baptist Church for 25 years.

Married Phoebe weaver.

Thomas and Phoebe had 7 children.

Thomas died on 08/03/1885 at Rotterdam.

Phoebe died aged 85.


MARK FISHER 02/03/1813-1818

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 11/04/1813 + at Rye Wesleyan Cahapel.

Mark died in Ewhurst in 1818. He was buried in St James Ewhurst on 15/01/1818 +. He was 4 years and 6 months old.


MARY FISHER 09/05/1816-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Mary sailed to America with her family around July 1818. The family lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, Albany, New York.

Married William Weaver of Iona, Mitchigan.

Mary and William had 4 children.

Mary and William lived in Iona, Mitchigan, where they died in their old age.

Mary died on 08/01/1893.


GEORGE FISHER 14/01/1818-03/01/1894

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

George was 6 months old when he sailed, with his family to the United States of America.

George and his family lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, Albany, New York.

George was educated in the public schools of Albany County.

George was a farmer. He was also a devoted member of the Methodist Church and one of the strong supportes of the Fisher Church in Rotterdam. This Church wass founded, built and largley supported for many years by the Fisher family. George was a Republican in his political views and held many of the town offices.

Married Ann Fuller (b in England) in Rotterdam.

Their childn:

George washington

George and William had a son named George Washington.

Ann died in Rotterdam in 1851.

George then married another English born lady by the name of Marion Crouch (b abt 1830).

George and Marion had 3 children; Emma, Harvey and 1 other.

George died in Rotterdam on 03/01/1894.

Marion was still alive in 1910, aged 80.


JAMES FISHER 8/05/1820-16/03/1907

Born in the USA, quite probably in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York. James was the first Fisher child to be born there.

Married Lucy Bine.

James and Mary had 9 children.

James was a well known and highly regarded farmer.

James died on 16/03/1907 in Rotterdam.


ELIZABETH A FISHER 05/03/1822-25/07/1861

Born in the USA, quite probably in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

Married the Reverand William Sand, a Methodist Minister.

Elizabeth and William had 4 children named Arthur, Robert, Fanny and Lily.

Elizabeth died in Seward Valley, New York on 25/07/1861.


JOHN FISHER 02/09/1824-07/10/1890

Born in the USA, quite probably in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

Married Elizabeth Stafford.

John and Elizabeth had 4 children named Martin, Robert, Nancy and Catherine P. Martin went on to become a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church.

John was a farmer, mason and builder.

Johnn died on 07/10/1890 in Rotterdam.


SARAH FISHER 28/07/1826-12/10/1841

Born in the USA, quite probably in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

Sarah died in Rotterdam on 12/10/1841, aged 15.


ROBERT FISHER 26/04/1828-25/02/1838

Born in the USA, quite probably in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

Robert died in Rotterdam on 25/02/1838, aged 9.


ELINOR FISHER 13/08/1830

Born in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York.

Married John Rouch (b 03/10/1823).

Elinor and John had 16 children, only 5 of which survived their mother.

John died in Schenectady on 03/12/1887.

Elinor lived in Schenectady with one of her daughters after John's death.

Elinor died after 1910.


Children of Mary & Jeffery: grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


JEFFREY GILBERT1804-1882

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 24/06/1804.

In 1841 Jeffrey was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings William, John, Henry, Frank and Robert. Jeffery was working as a shepherd. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

Married Jane Burdern (b 21/06/1819 in Tenterden) on 19/10/1846 in Tenterden.

In 1851 Jeffery and Jane were living in Beacon Oak, Tenterden. There was also a lodger iving there named Lucy Collins (widow of a wheelwright). Jeffery was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 203; Page: 15; GSU roll: 193521.

In 1861 Jeffery and Jane were living in Ashford Road, Tenterden. Jeffery was working as a shepherd. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 18; Page: 14; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Jeffery and Jane were living in the Brickyard, Chart Sutton, Kent. Jeffery was working as a farmer shepherd. Class: RG10; Piece: 948; Folio: 53; Page: 9; GSU roll: 838716.

In 1881 Jeffery and Jane were living at 6 Almery Cottages, Chart Hill Road, Chart Sutton. Jeffery was still a shepherd. Class: RG11; Piece: 935; Folio: 39; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

Jeffrey died in Chart Sutton in Q2 1882, aged 77. Registered as Geoffrey.

I believe Jane died in Q4 1883 in the Elham rteg district, Kent, aged 69.


WILLIAM GILBERT 1805-1872

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 27/12/1805

In 1841 William was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings Jeffrey, John, Henry, Frank and Robert. William was working as a carrier. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

Married Jane Mannering (b abt. 1816 in Tenterden) in Biddenden, Kent on 31/10/1841.

Their children:

Jeffery William 1842 (c) 26/06/1842
Mary Ann 1844 (c) 07/04/1844
Sarah 1846 (c) 12/07/1846
Clare Mercy 1849 (c) 16/09/1849
Jane 1852 (c) 13/06/1852
Charles 1855 (c) 22/04/1855

In 1851 William and Jane were living at Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with their children Jeffery, Mary Ann, Sarah and Clare. There was also a lodger named William Coombes (agricultural labourer). William was employed as a general carrier. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 208; Page: 25; GSU roll: 193521.

In 1861 William and Jane were living in the same house with their children Clare, Jane and Charles. There was also a lodger named James Bayley . William was employed as an agricultural labourer. Jane was taking in laundry. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 24; Page: 25; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 William was living in the same house with his children Jane and Charles. There was also a boarder named William Gilbert (agricultural labourer) and William's nephew. William was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 21; Page: 19; GSU roll: 827245.

I believe Jane was at the home of her daughter Sarah and her husband at 13 Upper Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London. I believe this to be the correct Jane, although her age is 7 years out. William was still listed as married in the census, so she was still alive. There was also a child named Edward (Gilbert, according to the transcribers and Coppins written by the enumorators) who was 10 and said to be son (of who, I don't know). Class: RG10; Piece: 176; Folio: 62; Page: 24; GSU roll: 823305.

In 1881 William was a boarder in Golden Square, Tenterden. This was the home of his nephew, William Gilbert (wood and coal dealer) and his family. William was employed as a labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 26; Page: 27; GSU roll: 1341225.

William died in 1872 in Tenterden.


SARAH GILBERT 1808-1873

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 26/02/1808.

I belive in 1841 Sarah was a servant in Bottom Road Lane, Tenterden. This was the home of William Dixon and his family. Also working there as a servant ( and my reason for suspecting this is the correct Sarah Gilbert) was a Jane Manering (of the right age to be William's future wife). Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration

Possibly married John Farmer( b abt. 1806 in Boughton Malherbe, Kent) in Q2 1843 in the west Ashford reg district, Kent.

Their children:

William 1844
Henry Thomas 1846
Alice Sarah 1848
John 1852

In 1851 Sarah and John were living at Broadstone, Boughton Malherbe, Kent with their children William, Henry and Alice. Thomas was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1618; Folio: 306; Page: 19; GSU roll: 193519.

I cannot find the family in 1861.

In 1871 Sarah and John were living in Boughton Malherb with their son John. John was employed as a farm bailiff. Class: RG10; Piece: 947; Folio: 7; Page: 8; GSU roll: 838715.

I believe Sarah died in the Hollingsbourne reg district (this covered Boughton Malherb) in Q1 1875

In 1881 John was living at Mill Cottage, Headcorn, Kent. This was the home of his son Henry and his family. John was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.


JOHN GILBERT 1812-1870

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1841 John was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings , William, Henry, Frank and Robert. John was working as a butcher. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 John was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with his mother and brothers Henry, Frank and Robert. John was employed as a butcher. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 277; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193521

I cannot find John in 1861.

I believe John died in Tenterden in Q1 1870, aged 58.


HUMPHREY GILBERT 1810-1883

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 28/02/1810.

Married Susanna Goulden Howell in 1854 in Downham, Cambridgeshire.

Their children:

Marian 1855
Edith 1857
Eglentine/Edith 1857
Humphrey 1858
Joseph Howell 1864
Arthur Goulden 1866
Herbert 1868
Florence Mary 1871
Walter 1874

In 1861 Humphrey and Susanna were living at Rollinson, Rolvenden, Kent with their children Marian, Edith and Humphrey. Also living there were servants Elizabeth Poile (cook), Sarah Gilbert (nurse maid and niece), George Watford (groom) and Mary M Dunk (housekeeper). Humphrey was a farmer with 210 acres, employing 6 men and 2 boys. Class: RG 9; Piece: 509; Folio: 51; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Humphrey and Susanna were living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with their children Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur and Herbert. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Humphrey was a farmer with 210 acres, employing 6 men and 2 boys. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Humphrey and Susanna were living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with their children Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Humphrey still had 210 acres but was now employing 6 men and 1 boy. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

Humphrey died in Q1 1833 in the Maidstone reg district (this covers Marsden), aged 73.

In 1891 Susanna was living at Eaton Villa, Willesden with her children Marian, Arthur and Walter. Arthur was the head of the house. Class: RG12; Piece: 1042; Folio: 138; Page: 2; GSU Roll: 6096152.

In 1901 Susanna was living with her son Arthur at 5 Keslake Road, Queen's Park, Willesden. Class: RG13; Piece: 1219; Folio: 139; Page: 4.

In 1911 Susanna was still living in the same house with her son Arthur. Class: RG14; Piece: 7004; Schedule Number: 290.

Susanna died in Willesden in Q2 1912, aged 82.


HENRY GILBERT1815-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 08/10/1815.

In 1841 Henry was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings Jeffrey, William, John, Frank and Robert. Henry was working as a carter. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Henry was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with his mother and brothers John, Frank and Robert. Henry was employed as a carrier. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 277; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193521

Nothing else is currently known.


EDWARD GILBERT 1817-1870

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Married Mary Ann Morris (b 20/01/1810 in Soham, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire) on 18/04/1838 in Christchurch, Marylebone, Middlesex.

Their children:

Sarah E 1839
Mary Ann 1843
Edward 1845
Emily 1847
George M 1850

I cannot find the family in 1841, although I believe Mary and Sarah were living in Cavendish Square, Marylebone. Class: HO107; Piece: 676; Book: 5; Civil Parish: St Marylebone; County: Middlesex; Enumeration

In 1851 Edward was employed as a footman at 49 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, Marylebone. This was the home of John Chichester (barrister in law) and his wife. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 134; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1851 Edward and Mary's home was at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Maryblebone with their children Sarah, Mary, Edward, Emily and baby George. Ann was employed as a domestic servant. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1861 Edward and Mary were living at 18 Litle Chester Street, Marylebone with their sons Edward and George. Edward was employed as a cotter(?).

Mary died in 1866 at 12 Little Chesterfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex.

Edward died in 1870 in the Marylebone Workhouse, Marylebone.


JOSEPH GILBERT 1819-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 25/12/1819.

Married Mary Johnson (b 24/01/1819 in Tenterden) on 03/03/1839 in Bethersden, Kent.

Their children:

Harriet 1839
William 1841

In 1841 Joseph and Mary were living in Tenterden with their daughter Harriet. Joseph was employed as an agricultural labourer. His parents and some brothers lived next door. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 10; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Joseph and Mary were living in Golden square, Tenterden with their children Harriet and William. Joseph was a wood dealer, employing 1 man. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 212; Page: 32; GSU roll: 193521.

In 1861 Joseph and Mary were still living in Golden square. Joseph was a general dealer. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 22; Page: 22; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Joseph and Mary were living in Miles Hill, Tenterden. Joseph was a wood buyer and dealer. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 21; Page: 20; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Joseph and Mary were living in Golden Square, Tenterden. Boarding there was Thomas Gilbert (gardener). Joseph was still working as a wood dealer. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 26; Page: 27; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Joseph and Mary were living in Miles Hill, Tenterden. Joseph was still a wood dealer. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806.

Mary died in Tenterden in 1892.

I have yet to find a death for Joseph.


THOMAS JEFFERY GILBERT 1821-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 01/01/1822.

Nothing else is currently known.


ROBERT GILBERT 1825-1886

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 01/01/1827 along with his brother Frank.

In 1841 Robert was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings Jeffery, William, John, Henry and Frank. Robert was working as an agricultural labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Robert was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with his mother and brothers John, Henry and Frank. Robert was employed as a drover and shepherd. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 277; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193521

Married Ann Starnes (b 10/06/1827 in Wittersham, Kent) on 13/10/1853 in Tenterden.

Their children:

Alice Augusta 30/04/1854
Adeline 30/06/1858
Alfred 19/08/1860
Robert 1865
Florence 1868

In 1861 Robert and Ann were living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with their children Alice, Adeline and Alfred. Also there that day was Robert's nephew Jeffrey Gilbert (drover and son of William) and a servant named Harriet A Masters. Robert was employed as a cattles salesman. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 98; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Robert and Ann were living in Golden Square, Tenterden with their children Alice, Adeline, Alfred, Robert and Florence. Robert was a grazier of 35 acres. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

Ann died in Tenterden in 1880,aged 52.

In 1881 Robert was living at East Cross Right, Tenterden with his children Adeline, Alfred, Robert and Florence. There was also a servant (housekeeper) named Mary Ann Morley. Robert was a grazier of 70 acres. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341225.

Robert died in 1886 in Tenterden, aged 61.


FRANK GILBERT 1827-1909

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 01/01/1827 along with his brother Robert.

In 1841 Frank was living in Tenderden with his widowed mother and siblings Jeffrey, William, John, Henry and Robert. Frank was working as a drover. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 3; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Frank was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with his mother and brot

Their children:

John 1854
Henry 1856

In 1861 Frank and Jane were living in Ashford Road, Tenterden with their children John and Harry. Frank was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 85; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Frank and Jane were still living in Ashford Road with their son Harry. Frank was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 81; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Frank and Jane were at Station Road, Headcorn, Kent. This was the home of their son Harry and his wife. There was also a boarder named Frank Burgess (assistant schoolmaster) and an 8 month old nurse child named Harriet J Godfrey. Frank was still working as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 935; Folio: 73; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Frank and Jane were living opposite the pond in Tenterden. Frank was still employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 697; Folio: 38; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095807.

In 1901 Frank and Jane were living in St Michael's, Tenterden. Frank was now retired. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 62; Page: 11.

Frank died in Tenterden in 1909.


Children of Robert & Mary: grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


THOMAS FISHER 25/12/1813-1816

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 23/01/1814 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Rye, Sussex.

Died in 1816 and was buried in St James church, Ewhurst on 10/06/1816, aged 2 and a half years.


MARY FISHER 05/07/1815-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 23/08/1815 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Rye, Sussex.

I believe she died young as I cannot find her, but am still working on proof. There is an 18 month old listed in the register but it says she is from Sedlescombe not Ewhurst. She was buried on 16th December 1816. The dates tie up and Mary, the mother came from Sedlescombe so it could be a possibility.


SARAH FISHER 1817-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 11/05/1817 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.This village is not far from Ewhurst.

In 1841 Sarah was living at Mileses farm house in Ewehurst with her widowed father and siblings Caleb, Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

On 8/02/1847 she married Spencer Shoesmith in Ewhurst. He was 7 years younger than she was. This is the only mention of Spencer.

Their children:

Thomas 1842
Mary Ann 1848 (c) 15/01/1848

In 1851 Sarah and her children were still living in the same place with her father and brothers Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Sarah was working as a housekeeper for her father. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

In 1861 Sarah was living in the same farm house with her children. Her brother Stephen was now head of the house, following their father's death. There was also a servant there named Nelson Jeffery (agricultural labourer). Sarah was still working as the housekeeper. Class: RG 9; Piece: 564; Folio: 51; Page: 4; GSU roll: 542662.

Nothing else is currently known.


GEORGE FISHER 1820-1821

Born in Ewhurst.

Christened on 16/01/1820 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.

He only lived about 14 months and was buried on 27/03/1821.


CALEB FISHER 04/11/1821-1864

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 16/12/1821 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1841 Caleb was living at Mileses farm house in Ewehurst with his widowed father and siblings Sarah, Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

In Q3 1854 he married Rebecca Jeal in the Greenwich reg district.

Their children:
Annie Rose 1852 (c) 25/1/1852
George Henry 1855 (c) 24/6/1855
Lucy Emily 1857(c) 14/06/1857
Ellen 1859(c) 27/2/1859
Robert Joshua 1860 (c) 29/7/1860
Thomas Henry 1862(c) 26/1/1862
Laura Eliza 1864 (c) 31/01/1864
Harry 1869(c) 31/1/1869

Annie was born before Caleb and Rebecca's marriage so may not necessarily be Caleb's. Harry was born after Caleb's death so was definitely not his.

In 1861 Caleb and Rebecca weres living at 3 Brickbat Row, Orpington with their children Anne, George and Robert. Also living there was Rebecca's brother, George Jeal (agricultural labourer). Caleb was working as a sawyer. Class: RG 9; Piece: 464; Folio: 151; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542643.

Caleb died in Orpington in Q4 1861. He was murdered while walking through the village!

In 1871 Rebecca was lodging in the High Street Orpington with her children George, Thomas, Laura and Harry. This was the home of Robert Gillham (farm labourer) and his wife. Rebecca was working as a farm labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 878; Folio: 33; Page: 32; GSU roll: 823476.

In 1881 Rebecca was still living in the High street but this time as head of the household. Living there with her was her son Harry and lodger Reuben Gilbert (shepherd). Rebecca was still a farm worker Class: RG10; Piece: 878; Folio: 33; Page: 32; GSU roll: 823476.

In 1891 Rebecca’s address was listed as Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington so it may well have been the same home she had lived in for many years. Her sons Thomas and Harry were still living there. Also there that day, possibly also living there was her daughter Laura, her husband and children. Annie's granddaughter Rose Mugridge (daughter of Annie) was also there that day. Rebecca was still working in the fields. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Rebecca was still living in the same home, but, at 72, she was no longer working. Harry and Laura and her family were living with her. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 31.

Rebecca died in Bromley in Q3 1903, aged 75.


STEPHEN FISHER 14/09/1826-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 16/10/1823 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1841 Stephen was living at Mileses farm house in Ewehurst with hisr widowed father and siblings Sarah, Caleb, Elijah and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

In 1851 Stephen was still in the same home with his father and brothers Elijah and Joshua. His siter Sarah and her 2 children were also living there. His father was a farmer so I assume Stephen worked for him. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

In 1861 he was still living at the farm house, this time as the head of the household. Living with him were his sister Sarah and her children and also an agricultural labourer named Nelson Jeffery (who was listed on the census as a servant). Stephen was listed as farming 23 acres 1 acres. Class: RG 9; Piece: 564; Folio: 51; Page: 4; GSU roll: 542662.

In Q3 1865, in the Hastings reg district, he married Emma Davis (b 1842 in Brede, Sussex) who was his junior by about 16 years.

Their children:

Stephen Henry Robert 1868 (c) 10/01/1869 +
Mary Jane 1870 (c) 13/03/1870 +
Sarah Ann 1871
Emma Alice 1874 (c) 09/08/1874 +
Florence Rosa 1878 (c) 11/08/1878 +
William Joshua 1882
Bertha Violet 1886

In 1868, at the time of their son Stephen's baptism, the family were living in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex and Stephen was employed as a labourer.

In 1870, at the time of their daughter Mary's baptism, the family were living in St Leonards on Sea and Stephen was working as a greengrocer.

In 1871 Stephen and Emma were living at 9 Lavatoria, St Leonards on Sea with their children Stephen and Mary. There was also a lodger called Matthew Brewer (coachman). Stephen's job was now as bath chairman. This was a man who pushed the bath chairs along the promenade for wealthy people. Class: RG10; Piece: 1033; Folio: 49; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827477.

In 1874, at the time of their daughter Emma's baptism, the family were still living in the same house and Stephen was still working as a chairma

In 1878, at the time of their daughter Florence's baptism, the family were living at 80 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea and Stephen was still doing the same job.

In 1881 Stephen and Emma were living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with their children Stephen, Mary, Sarah, Alice and Florence. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Stephen was still a bath chairman. Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

In 1891 Stephen and Emma (transcribed as Tisher) was still bath chairman and living in the same house with their children Alice, Florence, William and Bertha. There was also an Edwin Lunns (cord maker) there that day. Stephen was still working as a bath chairman. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 68; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095875.

In 1901 Stephen and Emma were living at 20 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with their daughter Bertha. Also living there was boarder Alfred Fuller (journeyman butcher). Stephen didn't appear to have a job. Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 145; Page: 22.

Stephen died in St Leonards in Q3 1906.

In 1911 Emma was living at 46 Gensing Road, St Leonards On Sea. Also there that day was a 17 year old grandson, George William Giles (son of Mary Jane). Emma was living on private means. Class: RG14; Piece: 4754; Schedule Number: 435.

Emma died in Hastings in Q3 1913, aged 70.

The town of St Leonards was created by the well known London builder James Burton between 1827 and 1837. His son, the architect Decimus Burton added further building in the 1850s and 60s. James Burton conceived the town as a brand-new seaside resort for the wealthy and it became instantly popular with royalty and aristocracy. The town prospered and expanded until it merged to become the County Borough of Hastings and St. Leonards. The original service area of Burton's town was Mercatoria, the tradesmen's quarter, and Lavatoria (as it was then known), the laundrywomen's quarter.


ELIJAH FISHER 05/11/1827-1854

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 13/03/1828 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1841 Elijah was living at Mileses farm house in Ewehurst with hisr widowed father and siblings Sarah, Caleb, Stephen and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

In 1851 Elijah was still in the same home with his father and brothers Stephen and Joshua. His siter Sarah and her 2 children were also living there. His father was a farmer so I assume Stephen worked for him. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

Elijah died in 1854 and he was buried in St James Church Ewhurst on 16/06/1854. He was 26 years old.


JAMES FISHER 06/06/1829-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 21/06/1829 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Elham, Kent. I am not 100% sure this is a sibling because of the place he was christened. I tend to think he is because of the Wesleyan connection and the the 6 year gap between Elijah and Joshua.

Nothing else is known of him.


JOSHUA FISHER 20/01/1831-08/07/1914

Born in Ewhurst.

Christened on 30/06/1831 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Sandhurst by Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1841 Joshua was living at Mileses farm house in Ewehurst with his widowed father and siblings Sarah, Caleb, Stephen and Elijah. Class: HO107; Piece: 1109; Book: 10; Civil Parish: Ewhurst; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 18; Page: 10; Line: 2; GSU roll: 464159.

In 1851 Joshua was still in the same home with his father and brothers Stephen and Elijah. His siter Sarah and her 2 children were also living there. His father was a farmer so I assume Stephen worked for him. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

Some time between the censuses he must have got fed up with life in the country and journeyed north east to London.

In 1861 Joshua was working as a coachman and living in North Bank, Marylebone London. The head of the house was John Turner (Barrister of Law, not practicing). Class: RG 9; Piece: 87; Folio: 106; Page: 12; GSU roll: 542571.

In 1865 he had a daughter called Alice by Mary Jane Knapping.

Married Mary Jane Knapping In Q2 1871.

Their child:

Alice 1865

In 1871 Joshua and Mary lived at 59 Ashbourton Grove, Islington with their daughter Alice, where Joshua was the head of the house. He was still a coachman. Class: RG10; Piece: 303; Folio: 33; Page: 58; GSU roll: 818888.

In 1881 Joshua and Mary and Alice had moved a few doors down to 49 Ashbourton Grove and Joshua was still working as a coachman. Class: RG11; Piece: 268; Folio: 117; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341058.

In 1890 Mary may have died the beginning of the year.

In 1891 Joshua and Alice were living at 72 Crubert Park Islington were Joshua was working as a park gate keeper. Class: RG12; Piece: 177; Folio: 53; Page: 44; GSU Roll: 6095287.

In Q2 1895 Joshua married for a second time to Susan Hampton (b abt.1851 in Theydon Bois, Essex) in the Hackney reg district .

In 1901 Joshua, Susan and Alice were living at 97 Gloucester Road Islington were Joshua was enjoying his retirement with his family. Class: RG13; Piece: 133; Folio: 76; Page: 82.

Susan died sometime between the censi.

In 1911 widower Joshua was living at 2 Daisy Cottages, Lane End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with his daughter Alice. Joshua was retired. Class: RG14; Piece: 7891; Schedule Number: 99.

Joshua died on 08/03/1914 in St Leonards on Sea. He had been living at 32 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea. Probate was granted on 26/03/1915 in London to his daughter Alice (spinster). Joshua's effects totalled £370 7s 1d..


Children of Samuel & Elizabeth: grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

SAMUEL FISHER 08/06/1822-????

Born in?

Christened on 30/06/1822 in the Wesleyan Chapel Sandhurst By Cranbrook, Kent.

Nothing more is known of him.


GEORGE FISHER 16/05/1824-????

Born in?

Christened on 20/06/1824 in the Wesleyan Chapel Sandhurst By Cranbrook, Kent.

Nothing more is known of him.


WILLIAM FISHER 1826-????

Born in?

Christened on 19/04/1826 in the Wesleyan Chapel Sandhurst By Cranbrook, Kent.

Nothing more is known of him.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 4


Child of George & Ann: grandchild of James & Hannah, great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

GEORGE WASHINGTON FISHER 26/04/1846-????

Born in Rotterdam, Schenectady county, New York, USA.

George was educated in the public schools.

George was reared a farmer and remained on the home farm until his marriage.

In 1895 George moved to to Schenectady where he established a wood, coal and feed business, which, by 1910, was a successful operation.

Married Ida Ralph (b 26/04/1867 in Guilderland) in Rotterdam in 1895.

Their children:

Arthur W 23/01/1897
Earle G 10/05/1900
Sarah 08/04/1905

George was an energetic, capable and prosperous business man of high standing in his community. He was a member of the Methodist church, and a Republican in politics. He was an Odd Fellow, being a member of Alliance Lodge, No. 867.

Both George and Ida died after 1910.


Children of William & Jane: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

JEFFERY WILLIAM GILBERT 1842-1920

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 26/06/1842.

In 1851 Jeffery was living at Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Mary Ann, Sarah and Clare. There was also a lodger named William Coombes (agricultural labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 208; Page: 25; GSU roll: 193521

In 1861 Jeffery was at the home of his paternal uncle Robert Gilbert and his family in Gallows Green, Tenterden. There was also a servant named Harriet A Masters. Jeffery was working as a drover. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 98; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542652.

Married Ann Beeken (b abt. 1844 in Tenterden) in Q2 1867 in Tenterden. Registered under the name William Jeffery Gilbert.

Their children:

William Stephen 1867
Ann Frances 1869
Clara Hannah 1872
Jeffery Frank 1875
John Henry 1876

In 1871 Jeffery and Ann were living in Bears Isle, Tenterden with their children William and Ann. Jeffery was employed as a cattle salesman. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 89; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Jeffery and Ann were living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with their children William, Ann, Clara, Frank and John. Jeffery was a cattle salesman. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Jeffery and Ann were living at Beach House, Tenterden with their sons William and John. Jeffery was a cattle dealer. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 60; Page: 7.

In 1911 Jeffery and Ann were living at 2 Beach House, St Michaels, Tenterden ( quite possibly the same house) with their son William. Jeffery was still dealing in cattle. Class: RG14; Piece: 4221; Schedule Number: 49.

Jeffery died in Tenterden in Q3 1920, aged 78.

Ann died in Tenterden in Q4 1920, aged 78.


MARY ANN GILBERT 1844-1939

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 07/04/1844.

In 1851 Mary Ann was living at Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Jeffery, Sarah and Clare. There was also a lodger named William Coombes (agricultural labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 208; Page: 25; GSU roll: 193521

I cannot find Mary Ann in 1861.

In 1871 Mary Ann was employed as a housemaid in Willsden Green, Middlesex. This was the home of widow Catherine Beauchan (annuitant). Class: RG10; Piece: 1327; Folio: 74; Page: 56; GSU roll: 828272.

Possibly married William Edwin Fooks (b abt. 1845 in Kimmeridge, Corfe Castle, Dorset) in the Marylebone reg district, London in Q3 1874.

Their children:

Minnie 1876
Herbert William 1877
Frank Henry 1879
Alfred 1881

In 1881 Mary Ann and William were living in The Royal Oak, Mersham Street, Mersham, Kent with their children Minnie, Hubert and Frank. William was a Licensed Victualler. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 54; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341226.

In 1891 Mary Ann and William were living at Beechenwood, Cowden, Kent with their children Minnie, Hubert, Frank and Alfred. William was now a farmer. Class: RG12; Piece: 675; Folio: 67; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095785.

In 1901 Mary Ann and William were living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden with their sons Hubert, Frank and Alfred. There was also a visitor there that day named Emma Whittion. William was a farmer. Class: RG13; Piece: 749; Folio: 68; Page: 9.

In 1911 Mary Ann and William were living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden Pound, Edenbridge, Kent with their daughter Minnie. William was still farming. Class: RG14; Piece: 4031; Schedule Number: 101.

I believe Mary died in Q3 1939 in the Medway reg district, Kent, aged 95.


SARAH GILBERT 1846-1921?

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 12/07/1846

In 1851 Sarah was living at Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Jeffery, Mary Ann and Clare. There was also a lodger named William Coombes (agricultural labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 208; Page: 25; GSU roll: 193521

In 1861 Sarah was employed as a nursemaid at Rollinson, Rolvenden, Kent. This was the home of her paternal uncle Humphrey Gilbert and his family. Class: RG 9; Piece: 509; Folio: 51; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542652.

Married George Coppins (b abt. 1847 in Wye, Kent) in Q4 1870 in the East Ashford reg district, Kent.

Their children:

Edward ? 1861
George Henry Gilbert 1874 (c) 19/04/1874
William Horace 1875 (c) 19/09/1875
Nellie 1877
Minnie 1878
Maude 1880

In 1871 Sarah and George were living at 13 Upper Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London. Also there that day was Sarah's mother Jane and an Edward (Gilbert according to the transcriber and listed as Coppins) who was listed as son. George was a newsagent. Class: RG10; Piece: 176; Folio: 62; Page: 24; GSU roll: 823305.

In 1881 Sarah and George were living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with their children George, William, Nellie, Minnie and Maud. George was a Licensed Victualler. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot seem to find anyone in this family after 1881, it's doing my head in!

There is a death registered in the Dartford area, Kent for Sarah, aged 75 in Q2 1921.

Nothing else is currently known.


CLARE MERCY GILBERT 1849-1926

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 15/09/1849

In 1851 Clare was living at Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Jeffery, Mary Ann and Sarah. There was also a lodger named William Coombes (agricultural labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 208; Page: 25; GSU roll: 193521#

In 1861 Clare was living in the same house with her parents and siblings Jane and Charles. There was also a lodger named James Bayley . Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 24; Page: 25; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Clara was possibly at the home of her cousin Jane Blackman at 3 Railway Taverns West Road, Hastings, Sussex. Clara was a dressmaker. Class: RG10; Piece: 1032; Folio: 79; Page: 23; GSU roll: 827476.

Married Henry Harris (b abt. 1852 in Tenterden) in the Lewisham reg district in Q1 1872.

Their children:

Clara 1876
Charles Henry 1877
Minnie 1879
Arthur William 1881
Thomas Edward 1883

In 1881 Clara and Henry were living in Golden Square, Tenterden with their children Clara, Charles and Minnie. There were also 3 lodgers (all related) named Harriet Hutchinson, George Hutchinson (gardener) and Harriet Hutchison (granddaughter). Also there that day was Jane Gilbert, listed as aunt although she had the exact same birth details as Clara's mother, Jane. Henry was a plasterer, employing 1 labourer and 1 plastere. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 23; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Clara and Henry were living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with their children Clara, Charles, Minnie, Arthur and Thomas. Henry was a plasterer. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806.

In 1901 Clara and Henry were living in Birch Tree Cottages, Tenterden with their children Charles and Minnie. Henry was a plasterer with his own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 17; Page: 25.

In 1911 Clara was living in 1 Birch Tree Cottages, Tenterden (quite possibly the same house). It claims she is married but Hnery was not at home that day. There was a boarder named Edward John Clayton (domestic gardener). Class: RG14; Piece: 4218; Schedule Number: 217.

Clara died in Tenterden in Q2 1929, aged 77.


JANE GILBERT 1852-1923

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 13/06/1852.

In 1861 Jane was living Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Clare and Charles. There was also a lodger named James Bayley . Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 24; Page: 25; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Jane was living in the same house with her widowed father and brother Charles. There was also a boarder named William Gilbert (agricultural labourer). Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 21; Page: 19; GSU roll: 827245.

I believe Jane married David Harris (b abt.1853 in Tenterden) in Q3 1874 in the Marylebone reg district, London. I also believe David to be related to Henry Harris, husband of Jane's sister Clara.

Their children:

Catherine Jane 1875 (c) 19/09/1875
Gilbert David 1877 (c) 09/12/1877
Gordon Wilfred 1884 (c) 05/07/1885
Reginald Thomas 1888 (c) 03/06/1888
Herman Stanley 1890 (c) 13/07/1890

According to the 1911 cencus, this couple had 2 more children who died. I managed to find one of them as he was baptised, but I cannot find the other one. Harris is such a common name, it is impossible to guess the dead child.

In 1875, at the time of their daughter's baptism, the family were living at 18 North Cumberland Mews and david was a joiner.

In 1877, at the time of their son's baptism, the family were living at 79 Old Woolwich Road and David was a carpenter.

In 1881 Jane and David were living at 3, Newcastle Street, Poplar, London with their children Catherin and Gilbert. David was a carpenter. Class: RG11; Piece: 512; Folio: 88; Page: 39; GSU roll: 1341114.

In 1895, at the time of their son Gordon's baptism, the family were living in the same house.

In 1890, at the time of their son Herman's baptism, the family were living at Parsonage Street.

In 1891 Jane and David were living at 5 Parsonage Street, Poplar, London with their sons Gilbert, Gordon and baby Herman. David was employed as a carpenter. Class: RG12; Piece: 335; Folio: 50; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6095445.

In 1901 Jane and David were living at 179 Manchester Road, Cubbit Town, Poplar with their sons Gilbert, Gordon and Herman. There was also a boarder named Sarah Hawkins (living on own means) living there. David was and employer working from home as an oil and colorman. Class: RG13; Piece: 356; Folio: 147; Page: 14.

In 1911 Jane and David were living in the same house with their sons Gordon and Herman. David was still doing the same job. Class: RG14; Piece: 1741.

I believe Jane died in Poplar in Q4 1923, aged 71.

I also believe David died in Poplar in Q1 1930, aged 78.


CHARLES GILBERT 1855-1915

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

Christened there on 22/04/1855.

In 1861 Charles was living Birch House, Golden Square, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Clare and Jane. There was also a lodger named James Bayley . Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 24; Page: 25; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Charles was living in the same house with his widowed father and sister Jane. There was also a boarder named William Gilbert (agricultural labourer). Charles was an apprentice coach painter. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 21; Page: 19; GSU roll: 827245.

Married Clara Alice Dray (b abt. 1859 in Maidstone, Kent) in Q2 1880 in the Lewisham reg district, London.

Their children:

Edith 1881
Herbert M 1884
Daisy 1887
Charles 1891
Arthur 1892
Harold

In 1881 Charles and Clara were living at 18 Greenwich Road, Greenwich West, London. There was also a lodger there named Harriet Berrich (schollmistress). Charles was a coach painter. Class: RG11; Piece: 720; Folio: 112; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341168.

Charles and Clara emmigrated to Australia in New South Wales, Australia aboard the Northampton. This was part of assisted immigration and they landed there on 07/11/1881.

Charles died in 1915 in Redfern.

Clara died in 1949 in Sydney, Australia, aged 90.

Details of the deaths and Australian born children are from the Gilbert Family Tree on Ancestry.

Children of Sarah & Thomas: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

WILLIAM FARMER 1844-1851?

Born in Lenham, Kent.

In 1851 William was living at Broadstone, Boughton Malherbe, Kent with his parents and siblings Henry and Alice. Class: HO107; Piece: 1618; Folio: 306; Page: 19; GSU roll: 193519.

Quite possibly died in Q1 1851 in the Maidstone reg district, which covered Boughton Malherbe.


HENRY THOMAS FARMER 1846-1923

Born in Lenham, Kent.

In 1851 Henry was living at Broadstone, Boughton Malherbe, Kent with his parents and siblings William and Alice. Class: HO107; Piece: 1618; Folio: 306; Page: 19; GSU roll: 193519.

Like the rest of the family, I have been unable to find Henry in 1861.

Married Caroline Ellen Henkle (b 1852 in Headcorn, Kent) in Q3 1869 in the Hollingbourn reg district, Kent (which covers Boughton Malherbe).

Their children:

George Frank 1869
Henry John 1871
Kate 1873
Rachel Laura 1878
Maud Matilda 1879
Benjamin Kelmsley 1882
Gilbert 1886
Nellie Dora 1891
Hilda May 1894

According to the 1911 census, this couple had 14 children, 6 of whom died. Given that Farmer is a common name and his brother John lived in the same area, I doubt I will be able to identify them all.

In 1871 Henry and Caroline were living in Great Lane, Headcorn with their son George. Henry was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 948; Folio: 71; Page: 4; GSU roll: 838716.

In 1881 Henry and Caroline were living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn, Kent with their children Frank (George), Henry, Kate, Laura (Rachel) and Maud. Henry's widowed father John was also living there. Henry was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Henry and Caroline were living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with their children George, Rachel, Maud, Benjamin and Gilbert. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. Henry was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Henry and Caroline were living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent with their children George, Gilbert, Nellie and Hilda. Also there that day was grandson Kemsley Chaundler (son of Kate). Henry was employed as a shepherd on a farm. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

In 1911 Henry and Caroline were living at Mounting Farm, Mountain Farm Cottage, Marden, Kent with their children George and Hilda. Also there that day were grand daughters May and Olive Farmer (parent to be confirmed). Henry was employed as a farm labourer.

Class: RG14; Piece: 4111; Schedule Number: 14.

I believe Caroline died in Q4 1922 in the Hollingbourn reg district,Kent, aged 71.

I believ Henry died in Q1 1923 in the Hollingbourn reg district, aged 78.


ALICE SARAH FARMER 1848-1912

Born in either Boughton Malherbe or Lenham, Kent (depending on which census you look at).

In 1851 Alice was living at Broadstone, Boughton Malherbe, Kent with her parents and siblings William and Henry. Class: HO107; Piece: 1618; Folio: 306; Page: 19; GSU roll: 193519.

I cannot find the family in 1861.

In 1871 Alice was employed as a general domestic servant at Old House Farm, Smarden, Kent. This was the home of William Comes (farmer) and his family. Class: RG10; Piece: 957; Folio: 32; Page: 5; GSU roll: 827246.

Married Jesse Gurr (b abt.1850 in Ashford, Kent) in Ashford, Kent on 30/10/1875.

In 1881 Alice was head of house in the High Street, Smarden. Alice was a washer woman. Her occupation stated that she 'kept a mangle'. Class: RG11; Piece: 945; Folio: 60; Page: 17; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1881 Jesse was a patient in the cottage hospital in Ashord. He was a carpenter. Class: RG11; Piece: 946; Folio: 31; Page: 11; GSU roll: 1341226.

Jesse died in Q4 1889 in Ashford, aged 41.

In 1891 Alice was living in Smarden. Alice either owned or worked in a sweet shop. Class: RG12; Piece: 698; Folio: 113; Page: 12; GSU Roll: 6095808.

In 1901 Alice was living in the High Street, Smarden and still had the sweet shop. Class: RG13; Piece: 781; Folio: 28; Page: 11.

In 1911 Alice was still living in the same house and still had the sweet shop. Class: RG14; Piece: 4251; Schedule Number: 16.

I believe Alice died in Smarden in Q1 1912, aged 62.


JOHN FARMER 1852-1892

Born in Boughton Malherbe, Kent.

I cannot find the family in 1861.

In 1871 John was living in Boughton Malherb with his parents. John was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 947; Folio: 7; Page: 8; GSU roll: 838715.

Married Catherine Hinkley (b 1854 in Headcorn, Kent) in Q4 1876 in the Hollingbourn reg district, Kent.

Their children:

Emma Alice 1879
John 1881

In 1881 John and Catherine were living in North Road, Headcorn, Kent with their daughter Emma. Johnn was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 935; Folio: 77; Page: 16; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 John and Catherine were living in Headcorn with their children Emma and John. John was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 693; Folio: 70; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095803.

I believe John died in Q1 1892 in the Hollingbourn reg district, Kent, aged 41.

Catherine then married William Henry Smith (b abt. 1833 in Egerton, Kent) in Q4 1894 in the Hollingbourn reg district.

Catherine died in the Hollingbourn reg district in Q2 1901, aged 46.


Children of Humphrey & Susanna: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

MAR1AN GILBERT 1855-????

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1861 Marian was living at Rollinson, Rolvenden with her parents and siblings Edith and Humphrey. Also living there were servants Elizabeth Poile (cook), Sarah Gilbert (nurse maid and niece), George Watford (groom) and Mary M Dunk (housekeeper). : RG 9; Piece: 509; Folio: 51; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Marian was a boarder at Hareham Manor House, Queens Road,Deptford St Pauls, London. This was a young ladies school. Class: RG10; Piece: 741; Folio: 61; Page: 5; GSU roll: 824718.

In 1881 Marian was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

In 1891 Marian was living at Eaton Villa, Willesdon, London. This was the home of her brother Arthur. Her widowed mother and brother walter also lived there. Class: RG12; Piece: 1042; Folio: 138; Page: 2; GSU Roll: 6096152.

In 1901 Marian was living at 121 Lee Green Court, Kidbrooke, London. Marian had her own account and was working at home in some form of shop. Unfortunately her profession is unreadable due to the thick lines scrawled through the page. Class: RG13; Piece: 563; Folio: 128; Page: 35.

Nothing else is currently known.


EGLANTINE GILBERT 1857-????

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1861 Eglentine, going by the name Edith, was living at Rollinson, Rolvenden with her parents and siblings Marian and Humphrey. Also living there were servants Elizabeth Poile (cook), Sarah Gilbert (nurse maid and niece), George Watford (groom) and Mary M Dunk (housekeeper). : RG 9; Piece: 509; Folio: 51; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Eglantine was living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with her parents and siblings Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur and Herbert. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Eglantine was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Marian, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

In 1891 Eglantine was living at Salthorpe House, Wroughton, Wiltshire. This was the home of William Mitchell (living on his own means) and his family. Elgantine was the family's nursery governess. Class: RG12; Piece: 1581; Folio: 100; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6096691.

Nothing else is currently known, although there is an entry for an Elgatine Gilbert in the Massachusetts city directory so she may have gone aboraod with the family.


HUMPHREYN GILBERT 1858-1924

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1861 Humphrey was living at Rollinson, Rolvenden with his parents and siblings Marian and Edith. Also living there were servants Elizabeth Poile (cook), Sarah Gilbert (nurse maid and niece), George Watford (groom) and Mary M Dunk (housekeeper). : RG 9; Piece: 509; Folio: 51; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Humphrey was living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with his parents and siblings Eglantine, Joseph, Arthur and Herbert. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Humphrey was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

I cannot find Humphrey in 1891 or 1901 but he was a farmer at some point, according to the 1911 census.

In 1911 Humphrey was living in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamsire. His relationship to the head was colonist and he was said to be a former farmer. It is some sort of Institution Humphrey was in. Class: RG14; Piece: 7823; Schedule Number: 3.

I believe Humphrey died in the Amersham reg district, Buckinghamshire in Q2 1924, aged 65.


JOSEPH HOWELL GILBERT 1864-24/02/1923

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1871 Joseph was living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with his parents and siblings Eglantine, Humphrey, Arthur and Herbert. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Joseph was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Arthur, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

Joseph emmigrated to Australia at some time and had a family there.

Joseph died at Bride Street, Melbourne, Australia on 24/02/1923, aged 58.


ARTHUR GOULDEN GILBERT 1866-15/10/1943

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1871 Arthur was living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with his parents and siblings Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph and Herbert. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Arthur was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Herbert, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

In 1891 Arthur was living at Eaton Villa, Willesdon, London. He was the head of the house and he shared it with his widowed mother and siblings Marian and walter. Arthur was employed as a publisher's clerk. Class: RG12; Piece: 1042; Folio: 138; Page: 2; GSU Roll: 6096152.

In 1901 Arthur was living at 5 Keslake Road, Queen's Park, Willesden. His mother was still living with him. Arthur was still employed as a publisher's clerk. Class: RG13; Piece: 1219; Folio: 139; Page: 4.

In 1911 Arthur was living at the same address, along with his mother. Arthur was now an art editor. Class: RG14; Piece: 7004; Schedule Number: 290.

Married Adelaide Grace Fry on 27/12/1912 in St Mary's, Willesden. Arthur was 45 and Adelaide 38. Arthur had been living at 5 Keslake Road prior to his marriage and Adelaide at 13 St Mary's Road, Willesden. The witnesses were Thomas W Fry and Susanna Fry.

Their children:

Margaret G 1913
Arthur Jeffrey 1914
Marian E 1916

Adelaide died on 28/09/1942 at Central Middlesex Hospital, 249 Willesden Lane, aged 69. She and Arthur were still living in the same house. Probate was granted in Llandudno on 25/01/1943 to her widower Arthur (retired art editor). Adelaide's effects totalled £418 2s 1d.

Arthur died on 15/10/1943 at Twyford Lodge, Willesden, aged 76. He had been living at the same address. Probate was granted in Llandudno on 28/01/1944 to Arthur Jeffrey Gilbert (librarian), his son. Arthur's effects totalled £5912 2s.


HERBERT GILBERT 1868-????

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1871 Herbert was living at Rawlinson, Rolvenden, (possibly same house with a different spelling) with his parents and siblings Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph and Arthur. There was also a general servant named Jane Frances Fuggles and a farm servant named Thomas Hickmott. Class: RG10; Piece: 953; Folio: 51; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Herbert was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Florence and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

Nothing else is currently known.


FLORENCE MARY GILBERT 1871-1923

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1881 Florence was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert and Walter. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

In 1891 Florence was employed as a governess at a girl's school at 42 Dyke Road, Brighton, Sussex. Class: RG12; Piece: 811; Folio: 20; Page: 33; GSU Roll: 6095921.

I cannot find Florence in 1901 or 1911.

I believe Florence died in the Willesden reg district, London in Q4 1923, aged 51.


WALTER GILBERT 1874-????

Born in Rolvenden, Kent.

In 1881 Walter was living at Blue House Farm, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Marian, Eglantine, Humphrey, Joseph, Arthur, Herbert and Florence. There was aslo a general servant named Susannah E Lynch. Class: RG11; Piece: 925; Folio: 31; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341220.

>In 1891 Walter was living at Eaton Villa, Willesdon, London. This was his brother Arthur's home and he was living there along qwith his widowed mother and sister Marian. Walter was employed as a grocer's assistant. Class: RG12; Piece: 1042; Folio: 138; Page: 2; GSU Roll: 6096152.

In 1901 Walter was living at 69 Oaklands Road, Hanwell, Middlesex. Walter was employed as an insurance agent. Class: RG13; Piece: 1206; Folio: 43; Page: 25.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Edward & Mary: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

SARAH ELIZABETH GIBLERT 31/12/1839-23/02/1889

Born in Paddington, Middlesex.

In 1841 I believe Sarah was living with her mother in Cavendish Square, Marylebone. Class: HO107; Piece: 676; Book: 5; Civil Parish: St Marylebone; County: Middlesex.

In 1851 Sarah was living at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Marylebone with her parents and siblings , Mary, Edward, Emily and baby George. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1861 Sarah was employed as a housemaid at 7 Norfolk Terrace, Kensington Town, London. This was the home of George F Dick (retired colonial sect of Mauritious colony) and his family. Class: RG 9; Piece: 13; Folio: 108; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542556.

Married John Hunt (b 12/11/1835 in Fairford, Gloucestershire) on 25/07/1864 in the Parish Church, Marylebone, Middlesex.

Their children:

John William 1865
Edward Arthur 1867
Frederick George 1869
Sarah 1871
Louisa Gertrude 1875
Walter James 1878
William Morris 1880

In 1871 Sarah and John were living at 39 Norfolk Terrace, St Pancras, London with their children John, Edward, Frederick and 3 week old Sarah. Also there that day were Sarah's brothers Edward (cab driver) and George (kitchen porter). John was a tailor. Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592.

In 1881 Sarah and John were living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with their children John, Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). John was still working as a tailor. Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

Sarah died at 9 Augustus Square, St Pancras, London on 23/02/1889, aged 49.

In 1891 John was living in the same house with his children Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). John was still working as a tailor. Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

In 1901 John was living at 20 Great College Street, St Pancras with his children Sarah, Louisa and William. John was a retired tailor. Class: RG13; Piece: 148; Folio: 68; Page: 5.

John died on 12/11/1901 in St Pancra, aged 66.

John's personal details are from the Jordan Family Tree on Ancestry. Sarah's are from Peter Platell.

MARY ANN GIBLERT 1843-????

Born in Marylebone, Middlesex.

Christened on 07/05/1843 in St Mary's, Marylebone. The family had been living at 4A Portland Street.

In 1851 Mary was living at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Marylebone with her parents and siblings Sarah, Edward, Emily and baby George. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1861 Mary Ann was employed as a servant at 9 Wood Lane, Hammersmith, London. This was the home of Francis Thomson (pawnholder) and his family. Class: RG 9; Piece: 26; Folio: 70; Page: 5; GSU roll: 542559.

In 1871 Mary Ann was employed as a domestic servant (nurse) in North Pattant Street, Chichester, Sussex. This was the home of Robert Dendy (Justice of the Peace and banker) and his family. Class: RG10; Piece: 1118; Folio: 72; Page: 3; GSU roll: 827517.

In 1881 Mary Ann was again employed as a domestic servant (nurse) at 31 Stanhope Gardens, Kensington, London. This was the home of Talbot Barnard (landed proprietor) and his family. Class: RG11; Piece: 45; Folio: 15; Page: 21; GSU roll: 1341010.

In 1891 Mary Ann was again employed as a nurse. This time she was employed in Calke, Ashby de la Zouch, Derbyshire by Vannrey H Crewe (Baronet) and his family. Class: RG12; Piece: 2510; Folio: 9; Page: 12; GSU Roll: 6097620.

I cannot find Mary Ann in 1901.

In 1911 Mary Ann was living at 169 Stockwell Park Road, Brixton, London. She was a pensioner Femail Friendly Society. Class: RG14; Piece: 2066.

Too many Mary Ann's to decide on the death details.


EDWARD GIBLERT 20/07/1845-1917

Born at 6 Great Chesterfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex.

Christened there on 07/09/1852, along with his brother George. The family had been living at 26 Maryleone Lane.

In 1851 Edward was living at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Marylebone with his parents and siblings Sarah, Mary, Emily and baby George. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1861 Edward was living at 18 Litle Chester Street, Marylebone with his parents and brother George. Class: RG 9; Piece: 71; Folio: 56; Page: 20; GSU roll: 542567.

In 1871 Edward was at the home of his sister Sarah an her family. His brother George was also there that day. Edward was employed as a cab driver. Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592.

Married Louisa Lilywhite (b 08/01/1849 in St Pancras, Middlesex) on 24/09/1871 in Old Church, St Pancras. Edward had been living at 36 Chalton Street and Louisa at 43A ?stone Street. The witnesses were B Speller and Esther Speller.

Their children:

Edward Morris 1872
Louisa Harriet 1875
Emily Mary A 1878

In 1881 Edward and Louisa were living at 8 Aldenham Street, Somers Town, St Pancras with their children Edward, Louisa and Emily. Edward was a cab driver. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 43; Page: 45; GSU roll: 1341045.

In 1891 Edward and Louisa were living in the same house with their children Edward, Louisa and Emily. Edward was a cab driver. Class: RG12; Piece: 126; Folio: 171; Page: 65; GSU Roll: 6095236.

In 1901 Edward and Louisa were living at 98 Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, Islington, London with their daughter Emily. Edward was employed as a Hackney carriage driver..

Louisa died in Islington, London in 1907.

Edward died in Islington in 1917.


EMILY GIBLERT 1847-1860?

Born in Marylebone, Middlesex.

In 1851 Emily was living at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Marylebone with her parents and siblings Sarah, Mary, Edward and baby George. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

Possibly died in Marylebone in Q3 1860..


GEORGE MORRIS GIBLERT 29/05/1850-????

Born in Marylebone, Middlesex.

Christened there on 07/09/1852, along with his brother Edward. The family had been living at 26 Maryleone Lane.

In 1851 baby George was living at 13 Little Marylebone Street, Marylebone with his parents and siblings Sarah, Mary, Edward and Emily. Class: HO107; Piece: 1487; Folio: 153; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87813.

In 1861 George was living at 18 Litle Chester Street, Marylebone with his parents and brother Edward. Class: RG 9; Piece: 71; Folio: 56; Page: 20; GSU roll: 542567.

In 1871 George was at the home of his sister Sarah and her family. His brother Edward was also there that day. George was employed as a kitchen porter. Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592.

Married Elizabeth Anne MacKenzie MacDonald (b 1854 in Chorlton, Lancashire) in Marylebone in 1876.

Their children:

Emily 1877

In 1881 George and Elizabeth were living at 6 Russell Terrace, Somers Town, Pancras, Middlesex with their daughter Emily. George was employed as a cabman. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 96; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341045.

In 1891 George and Elizabeth were living at 93 Gloucester Road, regents Park, Pancras. Also there that day was ELizabeth's mother, Sarah MacDonald. George was employed as a cab driver. Class: RG13; Piece: 133; Folio: 76; Page: 81.

Elizabeth died in St Pancras in 1905.

I have yet to find a death for George.


Children of Joseph & Mary: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

HARRIET GILBERT 1839-1917

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1841 Harriet was living in Tenterden with her parents. Class: HO107; Piece: 476; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Tenterden; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 10; GSU roll: 306871.

In 1851 Harriet was living in Golden square, Tenterden with her parents and brother William. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 212; Page: 32; GSU roll: 193521

Married James Godden (b bat. 1840 in Woodchurch, Kent) in Tenterden in Q4 1856.

Their children:

Martha 1857
Thomas 1859
James 1864

In 1861 Harriet and James were living at Pipe House, High Halden, Kent with their children Martha and Thomas.James was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 176; Page: 5; GSU roll: 542652.

I believe James died in High Halden in Q4 1863.

In 1871 Harriet was living at Jones Gate, Woodchurch, Kent with her children Martha and James. Martha was employed as a toll collector and secretary.

In 1881 Harriet was living in Ashford Road, Tenterden with her son James. There was also an 8 year old boarder named Harriet Edwards. Harriet was a shopkeeper, Chandlers. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 19; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Harriet was living in Barcombe, Sussex with her son James. James was the head of the house. Also there that day was a visitor named Harriet Edwards (the boarder from 10 years ago) and grandson Thomas Bosewell. Harriet was a grocer and James a baker. Class: RG12; Piece: 796; Folio: 78; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095906.

In 1901 Harriet was living in Miles Hill, Tenterden. She was working as a charwoman. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 11; Page: 14.

In 1911 Harriet was living at 5 Peels Place, Tenterden and was still working as a charwoman. Class: RG14; Piece: 4218; Schedule Number: 154.

Harriet died in Tenterden in Q1 1917, aged 77.


WILLIAM GILBERT 1841-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1851 William was living in Golden square, Tenterden with his parents and sister Harriet. Class: HO107; Piece: 1620; Folio: 212; Page: 32; GSU roll: 193521

In 1861 William was lodging in Golden Square. This was the home of John Whybourne (agricultural labourer) and his family. William was employed as an agricultural labourer Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 25; Page: 27; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 William was a boarder at Birch House, Golden Square. This was the home of his uncle William Gilbert and his family. William was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 21; Page: 19; GSU roll: 827245.

Married Mary Ann Shoobridge (b abt.1847 in Folkestone, Kent) in Tenterden in Q4 1876.

Their children:

William Joseph 1877
Edgar Noel 1879
Mary 1881aim

In 1881 William and Mary Ann were living in Golden Square, Tenterden with their children William, Edgar and baby Mary. William's uncle William was now boarding with them. William was a wood and coal dealer. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 26; Page: 27; GSU roll: 1341225.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Robert & Ann: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

ALICE AUGUSTA GILBERT 30/04/1854-1931

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1861 Alice was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with her parents and sister Adeline. Also there that day was her cousin Jeffrey Gilbert (drover and son of William) and a servant named Harriet A Masters. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 98; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Alice was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Adeline, Alfred, Robert and Florence. Alice was assisting at home Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

Married Edgar Dennis Southon (b 1854 in Benenden, Kent) in Tenterden in Q3 1878.

Their children:

Ciceley Alice S 08/06/1879
Edgar Gilbert 1881
Olive Florence 1885
Norah Mildred 1889

In 1881 Alice and Edgar were living in Benenden, Kent with their daughter Ciciley. There was also a servant (journeyman butcher) named John B Lambkin in the house that day. Edgar was a butcher. Class: RG11; Piece: 938; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341224.

In 1891 Alice and Edgar were living in Private, Benenden with their children Cicely, Edgar, Olive and Norah. Also there that day were Alice's sister Florence (living on own means), Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Edgar was a butcher with his own business. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Alice and Edgar were still living n Benenden with their children Cicely, Edgar, Olive and Norah. Edgar was a butcher, working from home. Class: RG13; Piece: 775; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Alice and Edgar were living at Sarnden Farm, Benenden with their daughters Olive and Norah. Edgar was now a farmer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4202; Schedule Number: 1.

Edgar died on 27/01/1931 in the Crabrook reg district (this covers Benenden). He and Alice had been living in Oak Cottage, Iden Green, Benenden. Administration was granted to Alice in London on 09/03/1931. Edgar's effects totalled £145 7s 9d.

Alice died in Q4 1931 in the Crabrook reg district ), aged 77.


ADELINE GILBERT 30/06/1858-1894

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1861 Adeline was living in Gallows Green, Tenterden with her parents and sister Alice. Also there that day was her cousin Jeffrey Gilbert (drover and son of William) and a servant named Harriet A Masters. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 98; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Adeline was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Alice, Alfred, Robert and Florence. . Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Adeline was living at East Cross Right, Tenterden with her widowed father and siblings Alfred, Robert and Florence. There was also a servant (housekeeper) named Mary Ann Morley. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Adeline was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden. This was her brother Albert's home. There was also a charwoman by the name of Elizabeth B Goodsell. Adeline was living on her own means. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 133; Page: 17; GSU Roll: 6095806.

Adeline died in tenterden in Q2 1894, aged 36.


ALFRED GILBERT 19/08/1860-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1871 Alfred was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Alice, Adeline, Robert and Florence. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Alfred was living at East Cross Right, Tenterden with his widowed father and siblings Adeline, Robert and Florence. There was also a servant (housekeeper) named Mary Ann Morley. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Alfred was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with his siter Adeline. There was also a charwoman by the name of Elizabeth B Goodsell. Alfred was a grazing farmer.. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 133; Page: 17; GSU Roll: 6095806.

In 1901 Alfred was living in Golden Square, Tenterden. Living with him was his brother Robert and his family. Alfred was a manager / agent. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

Nothing else is currently known.


ROBERT GILBERT 1865-1941

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1871 Robert was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Alice, Adeline, Alfred and Florence. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Robert was living at East Cross Right, Tenterden with his widowed father and siblings Adeline, Alfred and Florence. There was also a servant (housekeeper) named Mary Ann Morley. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341225.

Married Elizabeth Martha Ovenden b abt. 1868 in Dover, Kent) in the Dover reg district in Q2 1889.

Their children:

Doris Violet 1889
Marion Florence 1892
Cicely Eveline 1894
Vera Margaret 1897

According to the 1911 census there was one other child born to this couple. I do not know the details.

In 1891 Robert and Elizabeth were living in Ashford Road, Tenterden wth their daughter Doris. Robert was a cattle stock dealer.

In 1901 Robert and Elizabeth were living in Golden Square, Tenterden with their daughters Doris, Marian, Cicely and Vera. This was Robert's brother, Alfred's house. Robert was a naturialist O/W 22/2, with his own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

In 1911 Robert and Elizabeth were living at Blindgrooms Cottage, Shadoxhurs, Near Ashford, Kent with their daughter Vera. Robert was a dealer in live stock. Class: RG14; Piece: 4271; Schedule Number: 9.

Elizabeth died in the West Ashford reg district, Kent in Q2 1938. aged 70.

I believe Robert died in the Ashford reg district in Q2 1941. aged 75.


FLORENCE GILBERT 1868-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1871 Florence was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Alice, Adeline, Alfred and Robert. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 20; Page: 17; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Florence was living at East Cross Right, Tenterden with her widowed father and siblings Adeline, Alfred and Robert. There was also a servant (housekeeper) named Mary Ann Morley. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Florence was in Benenden, Kent. This was the home of her sister Alice and her family. Also there that day were Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

Married Percival David Gilbert (b 1868 in Cranbrook, Kent) in the Cranbrook reg district in Q3 1899

Their children:

Francis Percival 1901
Edith Gwendolyn 1902
Cyril Alfred 1905

In 1901 Florence and Percival were living in My Lady's Cottage, Cranbrook with their baby son Francis. Percival was an employer, he was a grocer. Class: RG13; Piece: 774; Folio: 78; Page: 6.

In 1911 Florence and Percival were living at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook with their children Francis, Edith and Cyril. There was also a boarder named Hubert George Brooker (assistant grocer). Percival was employed as a grocery manager Class: RG14; Piece: 4197; Schedule Number: 67.

On 27/06/1928 Florence and Percival sailed into Southampton aboard the Empress of France, of the Canadian Pacific Line. They had sailed from Montreal, Quebec. Both Florence and Percival were listed as BRITISH passengers, they lived in Canada and their intended address in England had been Oak Villa, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent. Percival was listed as a retired train clerk.

On 01/09/1928 Florence and Percival left Southampton docks in Hampshire aborad the Empress of Australia, Canadian Pacific Railway Line. They were bound for Quebec, Canada. Their last address in England was Idengreen,Benenden, Cranbrook and they were intending to remain in Canada and live there.

I have yet to find a death for Florence but there is a death for Percival David Gilbert in British Columbia, Canada.


Children of Frank & Jane: grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

JOHN GILBERT 1854-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1861 John was living in Ashford Road, Tenterden with his parents and brother Harry. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 85; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542652

Nothing else is currently known.


HENRY GILBERT 1856-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1861 Harry was living in Ashford Road, Tenterden with his parents and brother John. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 85; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542652

In 1871 Harry was still living in Ashford Road with his parents. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 81; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827245.

Married Harriet Veness (b abt. 1850 in Frant, Sussex) in Tenterden in Q4 1876.

In 1881 Harry and Harriet were living in Station Road, Headcorn, Kent. There was also a boarder named Frank Burgess (assistant schoolmaster) and an 8 month old nurse child named Harriet J Godfrey. Harry was a railway porter. Class: RG11; Piece: 935; Folio: 73; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341223.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Sarah & Thomas: grandchildren of Robert & Mary, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

THOMAS SHOESMITH 1842-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

In 1851 Thomas was living with his mother and sister in his grandfather house at Millers farm house in Ewhurst. Also living there were his uncles Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

In 1861 Thomas was still living in the same place with his mother and sister Mary. His uncle Stephen was now head of the house, following his father's death. There was also a servant there named Nelson Jeffery (agricultural labourer). Thomas was employed as a carter. Class: RG 9; Piece: 564; Folio: 51; Page: 4; GSU roll: 542662.

I can find no more on him.


MARY ANN ELIZABETH E SHOESMITH 1848-????

Born in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Christened on 15/01/1848.

In 1851 Mary was living with her mother and brother Thomas in her grandfather house at Millers farm house in Ewhurst. Also living there were her uncles Stephen, Elijah and Joshua. Class: HO107; Piece: 1636; Folio: 250; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193539.

In 1861 Mary was still living in the same place with her mother and brother Thomas. Her uncle Stephen was now head of the house, following his father's death. There was also a servant there named Nelson Jeffery (agricultural labourer). Mary was employed as a domestic servant. Class: RG 9; Piece: 564; Folio: 51; Page: 4; GSU roll: 542662.

I cannot find Mary in 1871.

I belive Mary married either Robert Coleman OR Thomas William Elsworthy in Hastings in Q1 1880.

I can find no more on her.


Children of Caleb & Rebecca: grandchildren of Robert & Mary, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

Annie and Harry are not 'true' Fishers so are covered in the Jeal family documentation.

GEORGE HENRY FISHER 1855 - 16/02/1934

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened in Orpington on 24/6/1855.

In 1861 George was living at 3 Brickbat Row, Orpington with his parents and siblings Anne and Robert. Also living there was his maternal uncle, George Jeal (agricultural labourer). Class: RG 9; Piece: 464; Folio: 151; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542643.

In 1871 George was lodgng with his widowed mother and siblings Thomas, Laura and Harry in High Street, Orpington. This was the home of Robert Gillham (farm labourer) and his wife. George was employed as a railway labourer.Class: RG10; Piece: 878; Folio: 33; Page: 32; GSU roll: 823476.

Married Elizabeth Sophia Richards (b 1853 in Crockenhill, Kent) in Orpington on 24/1/1880.

Their children:

Caleb Henry 1881
Mary Martha 1883
George Richard1884
Elizabeth Sophia 1888
Maud Rebecca 1891

In 1881 George and Elizabeth had moved back into 3 Brickbat Row, Orpington. With them was their baby son Caleb. Georeg Was employed as a plate layer on the railways. Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 248.

In 1891 George and Elizabeth were living at at Station Cottage, Halstead with their children Caleb, Mary, George and Elizabeth. George was now working as a foreman plate layer. Class: RG12; Piece: 672; Folio: 125; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095782.

In 1901 George and Elizabeth were living in the Nest, High Street, Orpington with their daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Maud. George was still working as a platelayer. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 115; Page: 21.

In 1911 George and Mary were living at 3 Bridge House, Crofton Lane,Orpington with their son George. George was employed as a grnager on the SE and C Railway.

George died in Orpington on 15/02/1934, aged 78.

Elizabeth died in Orpington on 28/02/1935, aged 82.


LUCY EMILY FISHER 1857-1859

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened in Orpington on 14/06/1857

Lucy died in Orpington in Q3 1859


ELLEN FISHER 1859-????

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened in Orpington on 27/2/1859.

I believe Ellen must have died before the 1861 census as I can find no trace of her there. The only Fisher, other than Lucy, who died in the right area was named Louisa, but I can find no birth record for a Louisa.


ROBERT JOSHUA FISHER1860- 1864

Born in Orpington, Kent.

In 1861 Robert was living at 3 Brickbat Row, Orpington with his parents and siblings Anne and George. Also living there was his maternal uncle, George Jeal (agricultural labourer). Class: RG 9; Piece: 464; Folio: 151; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542643.

I believe he died in Q3 1864 in Orpington.


THOMAS HENRY FISHER 1862-????

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened in Orpington on 26/1/1862.

In 1871 Thomas was lodgng with her widowed mother and siblings George, Laura and Harry in High Street, Orpington. This was the home of Robert Gillham (farm labourer) and his wife.Class: RG10; Piece: 878; Folio: 33; Page: 32; GSU roll: 823476.

In 1891 Thomas was living in Elm Terrace, Orpington with his mother, sister Laura, brother in law and their children. He was a plate layer on the railways, working with his brother George. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

Married Frances Sarah Turner, a widow, in March 1899 in the Brentford reg district.

In 1901 he was living with Fanny and her daughter at 5 Paradise Place, Albany Road, Old Brentford, Middlesex. He was working as a navvy. Class: RG13; Piece: 1194; Folio: 138; Page: 18.

In 1911 Thomas and Fanny were living at 22 Brindley Street, Paddington, London. There was also a lodger named Frederick Brenden (dustman).Thomas was employed as a labourer, working for John Avid.. Class: RG14; Piece: 44.

Nothing else is currently known.


LAURA ELIZA FISHER 1864-1928

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened in Orpington on 31/1/1864

In 1871 Laura was lodgng with her widowed mother and siblings George, Thomas and Harry in High Street, Orpington. This was the home of Robert Gillham (farm labourer) and his wife.Class: RG10; Piece: 878; Folio: 33; Page: 32; GSU roll: 823476.

Married John William Dunmall (b abt 1864 in Orpington) on 9/12/1884 in Orpington.

Their children:

Mabel Mary 1885
Stephen Thomas 1887
Reginald Caleb 1888
Harry 1890
Lucy Ellen(Helen) 1892
Laura Rebecca 1895
Edward 1902

In 1891 Laura and John were living in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with their children Mabel, Stephen, Reginald and baby Harry. This was her mother's home and she was sharing it with her brothers Thomas and Harry. Laura's neice, Rose Mugridge (sister Annie's daughter) was also there that day. John was employed as an ironmonger's butcher. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Laura and John were still living in the same house with their children Stephen, Reginald, Harry, Lucy and Laura. This was still the home of her mother and her brother Harry was also still living there. John was employed as a butcher. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

In 1911 Laura and John were living at 20 Elm Terrace, Orpington with their children Mabel, Harry and Edward. John was employed as a general labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 3698; Schedule Number: 31.

Laura died in Orpington in Q1 1928, aged 64.

John died in Orpington in Q2 1933, aged 69.


Children of Stephen & Emma: grandchildren of Robert & Mary, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


STEPHEN HENRY ROBERT FISHER 1868-28/02/1924

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

Christened there in St Leonards Church on 10/01/1869 +.

In 1871 Stephen was living at 9 Lavatoria with his parents and sister Mary. There was also a lodger called Matthew Brewer (coachman). Class: RG10; Piece: 1033; Folio: 49; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827477

In 1881 Stephen was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings , Mary, Sarah, Alice and Florence. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

In 1891 Stephen was living and working as a coachman at Hollington Lodge in Hollington. This was the home of James Heale (retired physician). Class: RG12; Piece: 767; Folio: 126; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095877.

In Q3 1892 he married Louisa Hester Jempson in Hastings. (She seems to have been known as Esther Louisa in the cenci).

In 1901 Stephen and Esther were living at 7 Southwater Road, St Leonards on Sea. He was working as a private coachman. Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 96; Page: 25.

In 1911 Stephen and Esther were living at 8 Western Road St Leonards on Sea . Stephen was employed as a booking clerk , job masters and livery stables. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 122.

Stephen died on 28/02/1928 in St Leonards on Sea. aged 56.He and |Esther had been living at 7 Union Street, St Leonards on Sea. Probate was granted in Lewes on 01/04/1924 to his widow, Esther. Stephen's effects totalled £321.

Esther died on 11/03/1931 in the East Sussex County Mental Hospital, Hellingly, aged 64. She had still been living at the same address. Probate was granted in Lewes on 21/04/1931 to Harriet Ada Creswell (widow) and Cornwell Stuart Bailey (solicitor). Esther's effects totalled £913 17s 8d.


MARY JANE FISHER 1870-????

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

Christened there in St Leonards Church on 13/03/1870 +.

In 1871 Mary was living at 9 Lavatoria with her parents and brother Stephen.was also a lodger called Matthew Brewer (coachman). Class: RG10; Piece: 1033; Folio: 49; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827477.

In 1881 Mary was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Stephen, Sarah, Alice and Florence. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

In 1891 Mary was working as a domestic servant at 5 The Lawns, Hastings. This was the home of Brooke Boyd (Officer of some sort) and his wife. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 78; Page: 43; GSU Roll: 6095875.

Married George William Giles (b 1865 in Battle, Sussex). I have not found the marriage but according to the 1911 census, the couple married in 1891, which ties up. If their son George had not been at his maternal grandmother's house that day, I would not have known to look for the Giles connection!

Their children:

George William S 16/07/1893
Frederick Henry 11/10/1894
Herbert Charles 1896
Frank Victor 17/10/1897
Stephen Arthur 25/10/1899
Florence Bertha J 10/10/1901
Violet Minnie 1905
Dick 02/01/1908

In 1901 Mary and George were living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with their children George, Frederick, Herbert, Frank and Stephen. George was employed as a cab driver and groom. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

In 1911 Mary and George were living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with their children Frederick, Herbert, Frank, Florence, Violet and Dick. George was a licensed bathchairman and he had his own account.

George died in Hastings in Q1 1937, aged 70.

Mary died in Hastings in Q3 1944, aged 73.


SARAH ANN FISHER 1871-1892?

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

In 1881 Sarah was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Stephen, Mary, Alice and Florence. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

Married Arthur Oswin Pelling (b abt. 1869 in Lewes, Sussex) in Hastings, Sussex in Q1 1891.

In 1891 Sarah and Arthur were living at 26 Alex Terrace, St Leonards on Sea. Arthur was a butcher. Class: RG12; Piece: 766; Folio: 39; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095876.

Their child:

Arthur Stephen 1891

Sarah died in the Hastings reg district in Q2 1892, aged 20.

In 1901 Arthur was living with son at 8 St Martins Lane, St Michael, Lewes. This was the home of his mother and his siblings. Arthur was a corn dealer. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 89; Page: 14.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 18 Silverlands Road, Silverhill, St Leonards On Sea. There were also 4 boarders living there - James Glave (retired farmer) and Kate Elizabeth Button (assistant (possibly to Arthur)) and her daughters Violet Mabel and Archibald William. Arthur was still a corn dealer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4765; Schedule Number: 79.

Arthur married again in the Hastings reg district in Q2 1911. There were 2 possibilities for a bride but my bet is on Kate E Button, going on the 1911 census.

Arthur died on 06/03/1937 at The Municiapl Hospital, Frederick Road, Hastings, aged 69. He had been living at 16 York Street, St Leonards on Sea. Probate was granted in London on 31/05/1937 to his son Arthur Stephen Pelling (corn merchant's manager). Arthur's effects totalled £547 10s 2d.


EMMA ALICE FISHER 1874-13/05/1918

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

Christened there in St Leonards Church on 09/08/1874 +. The family were living at 9 Lavatoria at the time of the baptism.

In 1881 Alice was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Stephen, Mary, Sarah and Florence. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

In 1891 Alice was still living in the same house with her parents and siblings Florence, William and Bertha. There was also an Edwin Lunns (cord maker) there that day. Although she was 16, she was not listed as having a job. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 68; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095875.

Married Henry Walter Novis (b abt. 1876 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q 3 1898.

Their children:

Emma Grace 09/021901
Florence Lilian 1902
Henry Leslie 1906
Doris Violet 1908
Stephen Percy 23/03/1911
Kenneth Richard 03/04/1914

In 1901 Emma and Henry were living at 37 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with their baby daughter Emma.. She hadn’t moved far from her family home. Henry was a house painter. Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 140; Page: 11.

In 1911 Emma and Henry were living in the same house with their children Emma, Florence, Doris and baby Stephen. Henry was still working as a house painter for a general builder. Class: RG14; Piece: 4752; Schedule Number: 165.

On 25/09/1914, Henry was attested in St Leonards on sea. He was an unemployed painter, aged 39 years and 2 months and living, (along with the family), at 8 Eastern Street, Hastings. Henry became Driver 834 Novis in the 2nd H.C. Brigad, Royal Field Artillery.

At his medical, Henry measured 5' 5 1/2" tall and had a fully expanded chest measurement of 36 1/4". His vision and physical development were said to be good and the examiner considered him for for the Territorial Force.

According to the records, Henry saw embodied service from 235/09/1914 to 05/10/1914. He served 11 days in the TF, being discharged as medically unfit

Herny was again attested on 31/08/1915. This time he was aged 40 years and working as a painter and living at ther same address. Henry's serial number this time was 16083 and he went into the Labour Corps.

On 24/09/1915, Henry embarked at Southampton and disembarked in Le Havre, France the next day where he was posted to 21 Labour Company. In France he seemed to change units a fair bit 9 too crammed together and spidery writing to decipher correctly!.)

Emma died in the East Sussex Hospital, Hastings on 13/05/1918, aged 43. She had still been living at 8 Eastern Street. Emma died of pneumonia and exhaustion. The informant of her death was Edith Novis (sister in law) of 2 Alexandra Road, St Leonards on Sea. This very useful information was from a copy of Emma's death certificate which I found among Henry's war records.

When Henry was demobilized in February 1919 he was Private 298192 Novis in the 714 Company of the Labour Corps and was going to live at 2 Alexandra Road, St Leonards on Sea. Henry was still serving his country in France at the time of Emma's death.

Henry died in the Hastings reg district in Q2 1955, aged 79.


FLORENCE ROSA FISHER 1878-????

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

Christened there in St Leonards Church on 11/08/1878 +. The family were living at Norman Road at the time of the baptism.

In 1881 Florence was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Stephen, Mary, Sarah and Alice. There was also a boarder called Edgar Taylor (bath chairman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1029; Folio: 52; Page: 26; GSU roll: 1341244.

In 1891 Florence was still living in the same house with her parents and siblings Alice, William and Bertha. There was also an Edwin Lunns (cord maker) there that day. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 68; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095875.

In 1901 Florence was living at 69 Pevensey Road, St Leonards and was working as a parlour maid. This was the home of Mary JAA Dugdale (living on her own means) and her sister. Class: RG13; Piece: 871; Folio: 67; Page: 35.

Married in Q2 1907 in Hastings. Unfortunately on FreeBMD there are 3 brides and only 2 grooms and Florence's groom is the one not listed! On Ancestry there are again 3 brides but only 1 groom and he is not Florences! Very frustrating.

I cannot find Florence in 1911 as she doesn't appear to be any of the Florences there.


WILLIAM JOSHUA FISHER 1882-????

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

In 1891 William was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Alice, Florence and Bertha. There was also an Edwin Lunns (cord maker) there that day. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 68; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095875.

In 1901 William was a boarder and groom at Moon Park Lodge, Compton, Farnham. William was employed as a domestic groom. Class: RG13; Piece: 616; Folio: 131; Page: 4.

I cannot find William in 1911.

In Q4 1912 he married Elizabeth S Nutleyin the Wandsworth reg district.

Their children:

Minnie E S 1913
Violet M 1914

Nothing else is currently known.


BERTHA VIOLET FISHER 30/06/1886-1981

Born in St Leonards on Sea.

In 1891 Bertha was living at 80 Norman Road in St Leonards on See with her parents and siblings Alice, Florence and William. There was also an Edwin Lunns (cord maker) there that day. Class: RG12; Piece: 765; Folio: 68; Page: 24; GSU Roll: 6095875.

In 1901 Bertha was living at 20 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with her parents. Also living there was boarder Alfred Fuller (journeyman butcher). Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 145; Page: 22.

Married Arthur John Wilson (b abt. 1884 in Provence, India) in Q 1910 in the Battle reg district, Sussex.

In 1911 Bertha and Arthur were living at 11 Prospect Crescent, Whitton, Twickenham, London with their baby son Donald. Arthur was a soldier, a Corporal in the 1st Glos Regiment. It looks like Bertha was a student of music at the Royal ? School of Music. Class: RG14; Piece: 6852; Schedule Number: 188.

Bertha died in Q4 1981 in the Lewisham reg district, aged 95.


Children of Joshua & Mary: grandchildren of Robert & Mary, great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth


ALICE FISHER 1865-????

Born in Islington or Holloway (different version on the censis) before her parents marriage.

In 1871 Alice was living with her parents at 59 Ashbourton Grove in Islington, London. Class: RG10; Piece: 303; Folio: 33; Page: 58; GSU roll: 818888.

In 1881 Alice was still living with her parents at 49 Ashbourton Grove. She was a pupil teacher. Class: RG11; Piece: 268; Folio: 117; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341058.

In 1891 Alice was living with her widowed father at at 72 Crubert Park Islington. She was now qualified as a school teacher. Class: RG12; Piece: 177; Folio: 53; Page: 44; GSU Roll: 6095287.

In 1901 Alice was living with her father and stepmother at 97 Gloucester Road Islington. Class: RG13; Piece: 133; Folio: 76; Page: 82

Nothing else is known of her.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 5


Children of Jeffery & Ann: grandchildren of William & Jane, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

WILLIAM STEPHEN GILBERT 1867-1939

Born in Tenderden, Kent.

In 1871 William was living in Bears Isle, Tenterden with his parents and sister Ann. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 89; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 William was living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Ann, Clara, Frank and John. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 William was living at Beach House, Tenterden with his parents and brother Harry. William was a butcher. Class: RG12; Piece: 697; Folio: 36; Page: 21; GSU Roll: 6095807.

In 1901 William was living in the same house with his parents. William was a cattle salesman, just like his father.I> Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 60; Page: 7.

In 1911 William was living at 2 Beach House, St Michaels, Tenterden ( quite possibly the same house) with his parents. William was once more working as a butcher and he hadf his own account. Class: RG14; Piece: 4221; Schedule Number: 49.

William died in Q4 1939 in the Dartford reg district, Kent, aged 73.


ANN FRANCES GILBERT 1869-1949

Born in Tenderden, Kent.

In 1871 Ann was living in Bears Isle, Tenterden with her parents and brother William. Class: RG10; Piece: 954; Folio: 89; Page: 24; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 Ann was living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with her parents and siblings William, Clara, Frank and John. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Ann was at the home of her maternal aunt, Sarah Beeken (fancy repository) at East Cross, Tenterden. Sarah was employed as an assistant, quite possible to her aunt. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 126; Page: 4; GSU Roll: 6095806.

Married John Bridgland (b abt. 1867 in Beneden, Kent) in Tenterden in Q1 1896.

In 1901 Annie and John were living in the High Street, Rolvenden, Kent. Also there that day was servant Herbert H Duke (grocer's assistant). John was a grocer, shopkeeper and an employer. Class: RG13; Piece: 778; Folio: 63; Page: 4.

In 1911 Annie and John were living in Beacon Hill, Benenden.John was now a farmer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4201; Schedule Number: 4.

Annie died in the Asford reg district, Kent in Q1 1949, aged 79.

I believe John died in the Ashford reg district in Q4 1858, aged 91.


CLARA HANNAH GILBERT 1872-1953

Born in Tenderden, Kent

In 1881 Clara was living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with her parents and siblings William, Ann, Frank and John. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Clara was employed as a general domestic servant at West Ongley, Biddenden, Kent. This was the home of George Pearson (farmer) and his family. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 35; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095806.

In 1901 Clara was at the home of her maternal aunt, Sarah Beeken (fancy bazaar and boot dealer) at East Cross, Tenterden. Clara was employed as an assistant by her aunt. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 5; Page: 2.

Married George Bridgland (b abt. 1877 in Beneden, Kent) in Q4 1909 in Tenterden. I am certain George was the brother of John Bridgland, Clara's brother in law.

In 1911 Clara and George were living at Beacon, Cranbrook, Benenden. George was employed as a farm labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4201; Schedule Number: 6.

George died in the Battle reg district, Sussex in Q4 1942, aged 65.

Clara died in the Battle reg district in Q1 1953, aged 80.


JEFFERY FRANK GILBERT 1875-18/06/1918

Born in Tenderden, Kent.

Went by the name Frank Jeffery.

In 1881 Frank was living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with his parents and siblings William, Ann, Clara and John. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Frank was working in Iden, Sussex. He was employed as a grocer's assistant. Class: RG12; Piece: 756; Folio: 101; Page: 9; GSU Roll: 6095866.

Married Rosetta Giddins (b abt. 1873 in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire) in Q4 1898 in the Watfrod reg district, Hertfordshire.

Their children:

Arthur 1903

In 1901 Frank and Rosetha were living in Cinghewella(?) Villas, Tenterden. Frank was the manager of a book shop. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 15; Page: 22.

In 1911 Frank and Rosetta were living at 4 Zinghewella Villas, Tenterden with their son Arthur. Frank was employed as a book dealer's manager. Class: RG14; Piece: 4218; Schedule Number: 235.

Rosetta died in Tenterden in Q3 1916, aged 43.

Frank died in Tenterdenon 18/06/1918, aged 42. Administration (limited) was granted on 11/06/1918 to his sister, Annie Francis Bridgland. Frank's effects totalled £375 14s 10d.


JOHN HENRY GILBERT 1876-????

Born in Tenderden, Kent.

Also went by the name Henry (Harry) John.

In 1881 John was living at East Cross, Right, Tenterden with his parents and siblings William, Ann, Clara and Frank. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 22; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Harry was living at Beach House, Tenterden with his parents and brother William. Harry was employed asd a grocer's assistant. Class: RG12; Piece: 697; Folio: 36; Page: 21; GSU Roll: 6095807.

In 1901 Henry was a boarder at 11 Beswer Road, Ashford, Kent. Henry was employed as a grocer's

In 1911 Henry was at Manorden House, Lamberhurst, Kent. I believe this was his place of work. Henry was employed as a grocer's assistant. Class: RG14; Piece: 4918; Schedule Number: 4.

On 02/03/1916 John was called up for service and he was relegated to the Reserves on 15/10/1916.

On 01/03/1917 John Henry Gilbert was recalled for service and joined the Army Service Corps. His serial number was T/307210. John had been living with his parents in Beach House, Tenterden prior to his enlistment and he had been a farm worker.

John was 38 years and 298 days old, stood 5' 9 1/4" tall and had an expanded chest measurement of 35".

John served at home from 02/03/1916 to 02/05/1917. He was discharged from the service on 02/05/1917 as he was physically unfit and suffering from deformed feet ,Halluse Valgus (bunion). Apparently this originated at birth. The doctor commented: "Halluse Valgus is well marked on both sides. Too and foot much swollen. Nor result from activer service. Permanent. No incapacity since enlistment." John was eligable for £5 gratuity.

I have yet to find a death for John.


Children of Mary Ann & William: grandchildren of William & Jane, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

MINNIE FOOKS 1876-22/02/1961

Born in Marylebone, London.

In 1881 Minnie was living in The Royal Oak, Mersham Street, Mersham, Kent with her parents and siblings Hubert and Frank. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 54; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341226.

In 1891 Minnie was living at Beechenwood, Cowden, Kent with her parents and siblings Hubert, Frank and Alfred. Class: RG12; Piece: 675; Folio: 67; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095785.

I cannot find Minnie in 1901.

In 1911 Minnie was living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden Pound, Edenbridge, Kent with her parents. She was assisting her parents at home. Class: RG14; Piece: 4031; Schedule Number: 101.

Married Henry W Prior in the Sevenoaks reg district, Kent (this covers Cowden) in Q4 1924.

Henry died in the Sevenoaks reg district on 17/03/1941, aged 90.He and Minnie had been living at Beechenwood Farm, Mark Beech, Edenbridge, Kent. Probate was granted in Lewes on 30/05/1941 to his widow, Minnie. Henry's effects totalled £1329 2s 10d.

Minnie died on 22/02/1961 at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire. She had been living at Zouches Farm Cottage, Dunstable. Her brother Frank ran the farm.. Probate was granted in London on 15/06/1961 to her nephew (son of Frank) Hubert Sidney Fooks (farmer). Minnie's effects totalled £5543 6s 9d.


HERBERT (HUBERT) WILLIAM FOOKS 1877-07/01/1905

Born in Marylebone, London.

In 1881 Hubert was living in The Royal Oak, Mersham Street, Mersham, Kent with his parents and siblings Minnie, and Frank. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 54; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341226.

In 1891 Hubert was living at Beechenwood, Cowden, Kent with his parents and siblings Minnie, Frank and Alfred. Class: RG12; Piece: 675; Folio: 67; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095785.

In 1901 Hubert was living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden with his parents and brothers Frank and Alfred. There was also a visitor there that day named Emma Whittion. Hubert was listed as a farmer's son. Class: RG13; Piece: 749; Folio: 68; Page: 9.

Hubert died in the Sevenoaks reg district on 07/01/1905, aged 27. He had been living in Edenbridge, Kent. Administration was granted in London on 15/02/1905 to his father, William Fooks (farmer). Hubert's effects totalled £118 7s.


FRANK HENRY FOOKS 1879-03/11/1959

Born in Castle Rising, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

In 1881 Frank was living in The Royal Oak, Mersham Street, Mersham, Kent with his parents and siblings Minnie and Hubert. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 54; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341226.

In 1891 Frank was living at Beechenwood, Cowden, Kent with his parents and siblings Minnie, Hubert and Alfred. Class: RG12; Piece: 675; Folio: 67; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095785.

In 1901 Frank was living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden with his parents and brothers Hubert and Alfred. There was also a visitor there that day named Emma Whittion. Frank was working as a gamekeeper. Class: RG13; Piece: 749; Folio: 68; Page: 9.

In 1911 Frank was a boarder at 103 Oare Cottage, Oare, Hermitage, Nr Newbury, Berkshire. This was the home of Edward Wallin (farmer) and his wife.Frank was employed as a gamekeeper. Class: RG14; Piece: 6381; Schedule Number: 29.

Married Bertha Winifred Harris in the Newbury reg district in Q1 1912.

Their children:

Frances G 1915
Hubert Sidney 1915
Gertrude W 1917
Beatrice M 1920
Marain E 1923
Bernard Frank 1926
Darcy J 1928

Frank died on 03/11/1959 died in the Luton reg dsitrict, Bedfordshire, aged 80. He and Bertha had been living at Zouches Farm, Caddington, Near Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Probate was granted on 10/02/1960 in London to his widow Bertha, and sons Hubert Sidney (farmer) and Bernard Frank (farmer). Frank's effects totalled £12587 11s 2d.

Bertha died at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton on 21/06/1965. She had been living at the farm still. Administration was granted in London on 29/10/1965 to her son Bernard Frank (farmer). Bertha's effects totalled £1792.

ALFRED FOOKS 1881-17/12/1954

Born in Mersham, Kent.

In 1891 Alfred was living at Beechenwood, Cowden, Kent with his parents and siblings Minnie, Hubert and Frank. Class: RG12; Piece: 675; Folio: 67; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095785.

In 1901 Alfred was living at Beechenwood Farm, Cowden with his parents and brothers Hubert and Frank. There was also a visitor there that day named Emma Whittion. Alfred. was working as a carpenter. Class: RG13; Piece: 749; Folio: 68; Page: 9.

I cannot find Alfred in 1911.

Alfred died at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton on 17/12/1954, aged 73. He had been living at Zouches Farm, Caddington, Near Dunstable, Bedfordshire. This was the home of his brother Frank and his wife. Administration (with will) was granted in London on 21/03/1955 to his sister Minnie Prior (widow). Alfred's effects totalled £4105 0s 5d.


Children of Sarah & George: grandchildren of William & Jane, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

GEORGE HENRY GILBERT COPPINS 1874-????

Born in Marylebone, London.

In 1881 George was living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with his parents and siblings , William, Nellie, Minnie and Maud. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot find any member of the family in 1891.

Nothing else is currently known.


WILLIAM HORACE COPPINS 1875-????

Born in Marylebone, London.

In 1881 William was living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with his parents and siblings George, Nellie, Minnie and Maud. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot find any member of the family in 1891.

Nothing else is currently known.


NELLIE COPPINS 1877-????

Born in Willesborough, Kent.

In 1881 Nellie was living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with her parents and siblings George, William, Minnie and Maud. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot find any member of the family in 1891.

Nothing else is currently known.


MINNIE COPPINS 18785-????

Born in Willesborough, Kent.

In 1881 Minnie was living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with her parents and siblings George, William, Nellie and Maud. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot find any member of the family in 1891.

Nothing else is currently known.


MAUDE COPPINS 1880-????

Born in Willesborough, Kent.

In 1881 Maud was living in The White Horse Inn, Willesborough, Kent with his parents and siblings George, William, Nellie and Minnie. Class: RG11; Piece: 950; Folio: 79; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341226.

I cannot find any member of the family in 1891.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Clare & Henry: grandchildren of William & Jane, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

CLARA HARRIS 11/06/1876-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1881 Clara was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Charles and Minnie. Also there that day was her maternal grandmother, Jane Gilbert. There were also 3 lodgers (all related) named Harriet Hutchinson, George Hutchinson (gardener) and Harriet Hutchison (granddaughter). Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 23; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Clara was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Charles, Minnie, Arthur and Thomas. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806

In 1901 Clara was employed as a domestic servant at Battle Road, Sunny Bank, Hastings, Sussex. This was the home of David Padgham (builder) and his family. Class: RG13; Piece: 872; Folio: 10; Page: 11.

In 1911 Clara was a visitor at 5 St Marys Cottages, St Leonards On Sea, Sussex. Her sister, Minnie, was also visiting that day.This was the home of Edward James Sharp (road sweeper) and his family. Clara was still employed as a domestic servant. Class: RG14; Piece: 4754; Schedule Number: 218.

Too many Clara Harris's to find the death.


CHARLES HENRY HARRIS 28/09/1877-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1881 Charles was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Clara and Minnie. Also there that day was hisr maternal grandmother, Jane Gilbert. There were also 3 lodgers (all related) named Harriet Hutchinson, George Hutchinson (gardener) and Harriet Hutchison (granddaughter). Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 23; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Charles was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Clara, Minnie, Arthur and Thomas. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806

In 1901 Charles was living in Birch Tree Cottages, Tenterden with his parents and sister Minnie. Charles was a plaster (like his father) with his own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 17; Page: 25

In 1911 Charles was a boarder at Lower Road, Lower Street, Sutton Valence, Kent. He was listed as married but I have yet to find the marriage. Charles was working as a plasterer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4180; Schedule Number: 80.

Nothing else is currently known.


MINNIE HARRIS 17/07/1879-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1881 Minnie was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Clara and Charles. Also there that day was her maternal grandmother, Jane Gilbert. There were also 3 lodgers (all related) named Harriet Hutchinson, George Hutchinson (gardener) and Harriet Hutchison (granddaughter). Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 23; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 Minnie was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with her parents and siblings Clara, Charles, Arthur and Thomas. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806

In 1901 Minnie was living in Birch Tree Cottages, Tenterden with her parents andbrother Charles. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 17; Page: 25

In 1911 Minnie was a visitor at 5 St Marys Cottages, St Leonards On Sea, Sussex. Her sister, Clara, was also visiting that day.This was the home of Edward James Sharp (road sweeper) and his family. Minnie was a needlewoman. Class: RG14; Piece: 4754; Schedule Number: 218.

Too many Minnie's to hazard a guess on marriage and death.


ARTHUR WILLIAM HARRIS 06/07/1881-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1891 Arthur was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Clara, Charles, Minnie and Thomas. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806

Married Elsie Breeds in the Ashford reg district, Kent in Q3 1925.

Arthur and Elsie had 2 daughters who may still be alive.

Nothing else is currently known.


THOMAS EDWARD HARRIS 19/08/1883-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1891 Thomas was living in Woodchurch Road, Tenterden with his parents and siblings Clara, Charles, Minnie and Arthur. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 134; Page: 19; GSU Roll: 6095806

Married Florence Lydia Smith (b abt. 1890 in Bournemouth, Hampshire) in Q3 1909 in the Croydon reg district, Surrey.

In 1911 Thomas and Florence were living at 27 Penshurst Rd, Thornton Heath, London. There was also a boarder there named Augustus Childs (grocer's assistant). Thomas was employed as a draper's assistant. Class: RG14; Piece: 362; Schedule Number: 30.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Jane & David: grandchildren of William & Jane, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

CATHERINE JANE HARRIS 1875-1883

Born in Lewisham, Kent.

Christened in St Mary's, Marylebone on 19/09/1875. The family were living at 18 North Cumberland Mews.

In 1881 Catherine was living at 3, Newcastle Street, Poplar, London with her parents and brother Gilbert. Class: RG11; Piece: 512; Folio: 88; Page: 39; GSU roll: 1341114.

In 1891 Catherine was living at 5 Parsonage Street, Poplar, London with her parents and siblings Catherine, Gilbert, Godfrey and baby Herman.Class: RG12; Piece: 335; Folio: 50; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6095445.

Catherine died in Poplar in Q1 1883, aged 7.


GILBERT DAVID HARRIS 1877-26/02/1925

Born in Greenwich, Kent.

Christened in Christ Church, Greenwich on 09/12/1877. The family were living at 79 Old Woolwich Road.

In 1881 Gilbert was living at 3, Newcastle Street, Poplar, London with his parents and sister Catherine. Class: RG11; Piece: 512; Folio: 88; Page: 39; GSU roll: 1341114.

In 1891 Gilbert was living at 5 Parsonage Street, Poplar, London with his parents and brothers Gordon and baby Herman.Class: RG12; Piece: 335; Folio: 50; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6095445.

In 1901 Gilbert was living at 179 Manchester Road, Cubbit Town, Poplar with his parents and brothers Gilbert, Gordon and Herman. There was also a boarder named Sarah Hawkins (living on own means) living there. Gilbert was employed as an oil and colourman, as were his father and brother Gordon. Class: RG13; Piece: 356; Folio: 147; Page: 14.

Married Isabella Copeland (b in Millwall, Poplar, London in 1879) on 10/08/1902 in the Parish Church, Poplar. Gilbert was a 25 year old oilman and Isabella was 23. David had been living at 179 Manchester Road while Isabella had been living at 49 Malabar Street. The witnesses were Alexander Copeland (isabella's father) and Jane Harris (Gilbert's mother).

In 1911 Gilbert and Isabella were living at 179 Manchester Road, Cubitt Town, Poplar. This was also the same house his parents lived in. Gilbert was employed as an insurance agent.

Gilbert died on 26/02/1925 at 5 Vanburgh Park, Greenwich, Kent. He and Isabella had been living at Corinth, Guibal Road, Lee, Kent. Probate was grated in London on 15/07/1925 to his widow Isabella. Gilbert's effects totalled %4417 19s 11d. It was resworn at £5255 19s 11d.


GORDON WILFRED HARRIS 1884-05/06/1937

Born in Poplar, London.

Christened on 05/07/1885 in Christ Church, Poplar. The family were living at 3 Newcastle Street.

In 1891 Gordon was living at 5 Parsonage Street, Poplar, London with his parents and siblings Gilbert and baby Herman.Class: RG12; Piece: 335; Folio: 50; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6095445.

In 1901 Gordon was living at 179 Manchester Road, Cubbit Town, Poplar with his parents and brothers Gilbert and Herman. There was also a boarder named Sarah Hawkins (living on own means) living there. Gordon was employed as an oil and colourman, as were his father and brother Gilbert. Class: RG13; Piece: 356; Folio: 147; Page: 14.

In 1911 Gordon was living in the same house with his parents and brother Herman. Gordon was employed as an oil and colourman. Class: RG14; Piece: 1741.

Married Alice May Thompson in the Parish Church, Poplar on 19/09/1912. Gordon was a 27 year old Commission Agent and Alice a 28 year old dressmaker. The couple had been living at 160 East India Docks Road prior to their marriage. The witnesses were John William Albert Thompson and Gilbert David Harris (Gordon'r brother).

In 1920 and 1921 Gordon was living at 1 Parsonage Road, Poplar.

Goron died on 05/06/1937 in the Lewisham reg district, aged 52. He and Alice had been living at 109 Guibal Road, Lee, Kent. His brother Gilbert and his wife lived in the same Road. Probate was granted in London on 25/08/1937 to his widow Alice. Gordon'e effects totalled £5131 19s 1d.


REGINALD THOMAS HARRIS 1888-1889

Born in Poplar, London.

Christened on 03/06/1888in Christ Church, Poplar. The family were living at 5 Parsonage Street.

Reginald died in Q3 1889 in Poplar, aged 1.


HERMAN STANLEY HARRIS 1890-????

Born in Poplar, London.

Christened in Christ Church, Poplar on 13/07/1890. The family had been living at 5 Parsonage Street.

In 1891 baby Herman was living at 5 Parsonage Street, Poplar, London with is parents and siblings Gilbert and Godrdon. Class: RG12; Piece: 335; Folio: 50; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6095445.

In 1901 Herman was living at 179 Manchester Road, Cubbit Town, Poplar with his parents and brothers Gilbert and Gordon. There was also a boarder named Sarah Hawkins (living on own means) living there. Class: RG13; Piece: 356; Folio: 147; Page: 14.

In 1911 Herman was living in the same house with his parents and brother Gordon. Herman was employed as an oil and colourman. Class: RG14; Piece: 1741.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Henry & Caroline: grandchildren of Sarah & Thomas, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

GEORGE FRANK FARMER 1869-1925

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1871 George was living in Great Lane, Headcorn with his parents. Class: RG10; Piece: 948; Folio: 71; Page: 4; GSU roll: 838716.

In 1881 George (going by the name Frank, in this census), was living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn with his parents and siblings Henry, Kate, Laura (Rachel) and Maud. His paternal widowed grandfather, John Farmer, was also living there. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 George was living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with his parents and siblings Rachel, Maud, Benjamin and Gilbert. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. George was employed as an agricultural labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804

In 1901 George was living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent with his parents and siblings Gilbert, Nellie and Hilda. Also there that day was cousin Kemsley Chaundler (son of Kate). George was employed working with horses. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

In 1911 George was living at Mounting Farm, Mountain Farm Cottage, Marden, Kent with his parents and sister Hilda.Also there that day were cousins May and Olive Farmer (parent to be confirmed). George was employed as a farm labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4111; Schedule Number: 14.

I believe George died in Q1 1925 in the Hollingbourne reg district, Kent, aged 52.


HENRY JOHN FARMER 1871-????

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1881 Henry was living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn with his parents and siblings Frank (George), Kate, Laura (Rachel) and Maud. His paternal widowed grandfather, John Farmer, was also living there. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

Nothing else is currently known.


KATE FARMER 1873-????

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1881 Kate was living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn with her parents and siblings Frank (George), Henry, Laura (Rachel) and Maud. Her paternal widowed grandfather, John Farmer, was also living there. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Kate was employed as a general domestic servant at Sunnyside in Margate, Kent. This was the home of Farnk R Paramore (builder) and nhis wife. Class: RG12; Piece: 727; Folio: 12; Page: 17; GSU Roll: 6095837.

Married Henry Walter Chandler in Q4 1896 in the Thanet reg district, Kent.

Their child:

Kemsley Anderson 1897

I believe Henry died in Q2 1900 in the Thanet reg district, Kent, aged 29.

I cannot find Kate in 1901 or 1911 and I suspect she had died as her son was with relatives in both of these cenci. I have not found a death for her yet though.


RACHEL LAURA FARMER 1878-1950

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1881 Laura, (Rachel), was living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn with her parents and siblings Frank (George), Henry, Kate and Maud. Her paternal widowed grandfather, John Farmer, was also living there. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Rachel was living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with her parents and siblings George, Maud, Benjamin and Gilbert. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804

Married in Arthur John Williams (b abt. 1877 in Hunton, Kent) in Q4 1898 in the Maidstone reg district. Married under the name Laura Rachel Farmer.

Their children:

Jack 1899
Ellen Caroline 1901
Kate Laura Gladys 1903
Arthur Thomas * 1905
Hilda Dorothy 1908

According to the 1911 census, this couple had 5 children, one of whom had died by then. The * is my logical guess at the dead child.

In 1901 Laura and Arthur were living in The Lodge, Staplehurst, Kent with their children Jack and baby Ellen. Arthur was employed as a domestic gardener. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 61; Page: 10.

In 1911 Laura and Arthur were living in Wanshurst Green, Marden, Kent with their children Jack, Ellen, Kate and Hilda. Arthur was employed as a farm worker. Class: RG14; Piece: 4109; Schedule Number: 23.

I believe Rachel died in Q3 1950 in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent, aged 72.

I also believe Arthur died in Q4 1956 in the Tonbridge reg district, aged 80.


MAUD MATILDA FARMER 1879-1938

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1881 Maud was living at Mill Cottages, Headcorn with her parents and siblings Frank (George), Henry, Kate and Laura (Rachel). Her paternal widowed grandfather, John Farmer, was also living there. Class: RG11; Piece: 936; Folio: 20; Page: 9; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Maud was living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with her parents and siblings George, Rachel, Benjamin and Gilbert. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804

In 1901 Maud was employed as a domestic housemaid at Broad Oak Farm, Broad Oak, Kent. This was the home of Frederick Maxted (farmer) and his family. Class: RG13; Piece: 795; Folio: 23; Page: 12.

In 1911 Maud was employed as a laundry maid at Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Barming Heath, Maidstone. Her sister Nellie was employed there as a cook. Class: RG14; Piece: 4159.

I believe Maud died in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q1 1938, age 60.


BENJAMIN KELMSLEY FARMER 1882-????

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1891 Benjamin was living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with his parents and siblings George, Rachel, Maud and Gilbert. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804

Nothing else is currently known.


GILBERT FARMER 1886-1931

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1891 Gilbert was living in Knoxbridge (?), Frittenden, Kent with his parents and siblings George, Rachel, Maud and Benjamin. There was also a boarder named Ada Mary Jarrell, who was only 8 months old. Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 105; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095804

In 1901 Gilbert was living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent with his parents and siblings George, Nellie and Hilda. Also there that day was cousin Kemsley Chaundler (son of Kate) Gilbert was employed as a house boy. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

Married Daisy Victoria King (b abt. 1889 in Staplehurst, Kent) in the Lewisham reg district, Kent in Q4 1908.

Their children:

Violet Victoria 1909
Kelmsley Gilbert George 1912
Arthur J 1912
Harriet M 1915

In 1911 Gilbert and Daisy were living in Lovehurst Manor Cottage, Staplehurst, Kent with their daughter Violet. Gilbert was employed as a farm labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4114; Schedule Number: 209.

I believe Gilbert died in the Greenwich reg district, Kent in Q1 1931, aged 44.

I also believe Daisy died in the Maidstone reg district in Q3 1954, aged 66.


NELLIE DORA FARMER 18/10/1891-1971

Born in Frittenden< Kent.

In 1901 Nellie was living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent with her parents and siblings George, Gilbert and Hilda. Also there that day was cousin Kemsley Chaundler (son of Kate). Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

In 1911 Dora (as she was named in this census) was employed as a cook at Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Barming Heath, Maidstone. Her sister Maud was also working there, as a laundry maid. Class: RG14; Piece: 4159.

Married James Day Butter (b 08/09/1893 in Teston, Kent) in Q1 1913 in the Maidstone reg district.

Their children:

Doris S 1914
Hilda N 1916
James C 1920
Ruby K 1923

Nellie died in Q1 1971 in the Worthing reg district, Sussex, aged 79.

James died in Q3 1973 in the Worthing reg district, 81.


HILDA FARMER 1894-1961

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1901 Hilda was living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent with her parents and siblings George, Gilbert and Nellie. Also there that day was grandson Kemsley Chaundler (son of Kate). Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

In 1911 Hilda was living at Mounting Farm, Mountain Farm Cottage, Marden, Kent with her parents and brother George. Also there that day were grand daughters May and Olive Farmer (parent to be confirmed). Hilda was assisting in the house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4111; Schedule Number: 14.

I believe Hilda married Percy Thomas Price (b 03/02/1892) in the Hollingbourn reg district, Kent in Q1 1922.

I believe Hilda and Percy had a daughter named Betty.

Hilda died in the Maidstone reg district, Kent in Q2 1961, aged 66.

I believe Percy also died in the Maidstone reg district, in April 1985, aged 93.


Children of John & Catherine: grandchildren of Sarah & Thomas, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

EMMA ALICE FARMER 1879-1953

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1881 Emma was living in North Road, Headcorn with her parents. Class: RG11; Piece: 935; Folio: 77; Page: 16; GSU roll: 1341223.

In 1891 Emma was living in Headcorn with her parents and brother John. Class: RG12; Piece: 693; Folio: 70; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095803.

In 1901 Emma (transcribed as Emmie) was employed as a cook at Smeeth Cottage, Smeeth, Kent. This was the home of Ellen D Hughes (living on own means) and her sister. Class: RG13; Piece: 785; Folio: 90; Page: 7.

In 1911 Emma was living at Triangle Cottage, Boughton Malherbe, Sandway, Kent. This was the home of her widowed stepfather, William Henry Smith. Class: RG14; Piece: 4171; Schedule Number: 59.

Spinster Emma died in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent in Q3 1953, aged 75.


JOHN FARMER 1881-????

Born in Headcorn, Kent.

In 1891 John was living in Headcorn with his parents and sister Emma. Class: RG12; Piece: 693; Folio: 70; Page: 8; GSU Roll: 6095803.

Nothing else is currently known. There was another John Farmer born in the same place in the same year range, so difficult to tell them apart.


Children of Sarah & John: grandchildren of Edward & Mary, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

JOHN WILLIAM HUNT 1865-10/04/1927

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1871 John was living at 39 Norfolk Terrace, St Pancras with his parents and siblings Edward, Frederick and 3 week old Sarah. Also there that day were his maternal uncles Edward (cab driver) and George Gilbert (kitchen porter). Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592

In 1881 John was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with his parents and siblings Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Louisa, Walter and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). John was employed as a pupil school teacher. Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

Married Elizabeth Ann Preston (b abt. 1866 in St Pancras) in the Pancras reg district, Middlesex in Q3 1890.

Their children:

John Gilbert Preston 1892
William Gilbert 1893
Albert Marcian Ewart 1898
Cyril Edward Harry 1901

In 1891 John and Elizabeth were visitors at 31 Beaconsfield Road, Willesden, Middlesex. This was the home of W H Preston (clerk) Elizabeth's brother. Her widowed mother, Catherine and another brother, Harry, also lived there. John was employed as a schoolteacher. Class: RG12; Piece: 1042; Folio: 119; Page: 50; GSU Roll: 6096152.

In 1901 John and Elizabeth were living at 17 Trident (?) Road, St Pancras with their children John, William, Albert and baby Cyril. Also living there were Elizabeth's widowed mother and her brother Henry (clerk in the railways). John was working as a school master and journalist. Class: RG13; Piece: 156; Folio: 33; Page: 57.

In 1911 John and Elizabeth were living at 5 Aberdeen Rd, Wealdstone, Middlesex with their children John, William, Albert and Cyril. Aso living there was Elizabeth's brother, Harry Preston (packer). John was working as a journalist. Class: RG14; Piece: 7087; Schedule Number: 76.

John died on 10/04/1927 in the Hendon reg district, Middlesex, aged 62. He and Elizabeth had been living at 5 Aberdeen Road still. Probate was granted on 06/05/1927 to his sons John (publicity agent) and William Hunt (warehouseman). John's effects totalled £50.

Elizabeth died in the Hendon reg district in Q3 1927, aged 63.


EDWARD ARTHUR HUNT 1867-????

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 22/09/1867 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

In 1871 Edward was living at 39 Norfolk Terrace, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Frederick and 3 week old Sarah. Also there that day were his maternal uncles Edward (cab driver) and George Gilbert (kitchen porter). Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592

In 1881 Edward was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Louisa, Walter and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Edward was employed as an office boy. Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

In 1891 Edward was living in the same house with his widowed father and siblings Frederick, Sarah, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). Edward was working as a tailor, like his father. Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

Nothing else is currently known.


FREDERICK GEORGE HUNT 1869-07/11/1927

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 10/09/1869 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

In 1871 Frederick was living at 39 Norfolk Terrace, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Edward and 3 week old Sarah. Also there that day were his maternal uncles Edward (cab driver) and George Gilbert (kitchen porter). Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592

In 1881 Frederick was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Edward, Sarah, Louisa, Walter and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

In 1891 Frederick was living in the same house with his widowed father and siblings Edward, Sarah, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). Frederick was employed as a tobacconist's assistant. Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

Married Emily Parsons (b abt. 1873 in St Pancras, London) on 16/04/1892 in the parish church at Old St Pancras. Frederick was 22 and a tobacconist, living at 8 Alsinham (?) Street. Emily was 20 and living at 14 Barclay Street. The witnesses were Edward D Gilbert and George Morris Gilbert (Frederick's uncles).

Their children:

Walter Frederick 1896
Kathleen Victoria 1900
Ellen Louise 1905

In 1901 Frederick and Emily were living at 167 Hampstead Road, Regents Park, St Pancras, London with their children Walter and Kathleen. Emily's widowed mother, Jane Passons was also living there. Frederick was employed as a tobacconist's manager. Class: RG13; Piece: 131; Folio: 87; Page: 7.

In 1911 Frederick and Emily were living at 48 Trundleys Road, Deptford, Kent with their children Walter, Kathleen and Ellen. Emily's mother was still living there. Frederick was employed as a ship's clerk. Class: RG14; Piece: 2612.

Frederick died in Deptford, London on 07/11/1927, aged 58.

Exact death date is from the Jordan Family Tree on Ancestry.


SARAH EMILY HUNT 1871-03/04/1949

Born in Regents Park, St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 09/07/1871 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

In 1871 3 week old Sarah was living at 39 Norfolk Terrace, St Pancras with her parents and siblings John, Edward and Frederick. Also there that day were his maternal uncles Edward (cab driver) and George Gilbert (kitchen porter). Class: RG10; Piece: 204; Folio: 16; Page: 23; GSU roll: 824592

In 1881 Sarah was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with her parents and siblings John, Edward, Frederick, Louisa, Walter and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

In 1891 Sarah was living in the same house with her widowed father and siblings Edward, Frederick, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). Sarah was employed as a domestic housekeeper (quite possibly working for her father). Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

In 1901 Sarah was living at 20 Great College Street, St Pancras with her father and siblings Louisa and William. Sarah was working from home as a tailoress. Class: RG13; Piece: 148; Folio: 68; Page: 5.

In 1911 Sarah was living at 14 Busby Place, Camden Road, Kentish Town, London. Her sister Louisa was living with her. Sarah was a clerical tailor, working from home making church cassocks. Class: RG14; Piece: 714.

Married William Northam (b abt, 1863 in Westminster, London) in Q3 1913 in the St Martin reg district, London.

William died in the Westminster reg district, London on 29/09/1938, aged 75. He and Sarah had been living at 11 Roehampton Street, Westminster. Probate was granted in London on 01/11/1938 to his widow, Sarah. William's effects totalled £141,833 17s 3d. It was resworn at £12,482 11s 11d and £12,518 11s 5d.

Sarah died on 03/04/1949 in the Battersea reg district, London, aged 78. She had been living at 3 Kathleen Road, Lavender Hill, London. Probate was granted in London on 15/07/1949 to her nephew John Gilbert Preston HUnt (director of an advertisinf agency) and Alfred Allen Hobson (solicitor). Sarah's effects totalled £8428 18s 11d.


GEORGE HENRY HUNT 1873-1876

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 05/02/1873 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

George died in Q2 1876 in St Pancras, aged 3.


LOUISA GERTRUDE HUNT 1875-????

Born in Regents Park, St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 31/10/1875 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

In 1881 Louisa was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with her parents and siblings John, Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Walter and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

In 1891 Louisa was living in the same house with her widowed father and siblings Edward, Frederick, Sarah and William. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). Louisa was employed as a domestic servant. Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

In 1901 Louisa was living at 20 Great College Street, St Pancras with her father and siblings Sarah and William. Louisa was working as a dressmaker. Class: RG13; Piece: 148; Folio: 68; Page: 5.

In 1911 Louisa was living at 14 Busby Place, Camden Road, Kentish Town, London. This was the home of her sister Sarah. Louisa was still working as a dressmaker. Class: RG14; Piece: 714.

Nothing else is currently known.


WALTER JAMES HUNT 1878-1891

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1881 Walter was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Edward, Frederick, Sarah, Louisa and William. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

Walter died in St Pancras in Q1 1891, aged 12.


WILLIAM MORRIS HUNT 1880-????

Born in Regents Park, St Pancras, Middlesex

Christened on 06/06/1880 at Christ Church, Albany Street, St Pancras. At the time the family were living at 38 Clarence Gardens.

In 1881 William was living at 38 Clarence Gardens, St Pancras with his parents and siblings John, Edward, Frederick, Sarah and Louisa. There were also 2 lodgers named John A Rees (tailor) and George E Langor (tailor). Class: RG11; Piece: 180; Folio: 100; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341039.

In 1891 William was living in the same house with his widowed father and siblings Edward, Frederick, Sarah and Louisa. There were also 2 lodgers named Mary Bott and Kate Camp (both domestic servants). Class: RG12; Piece: 117; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU Roll: 6095227.

In 1901 William was living at 20 Great College Street, St Pancras with hisr father and siblings Sarah and Louisa. William was employed as a wholesale draper's clerk.. Class: RG13; Piece: 148; Folio: 68; Page: 5.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Edward & Louisa: grandchildren of Edward & Mary, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

EDWARD MORRIS GILBERT 1872-1905

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1881 Edward was living at 8 Aldenham Street, Somers Town, St Pancras with his parents and siblings Louisa and Emily. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 43; Page: 45; GSU roll: 1341045.

In 1891 Edward was living in the same house with his parents and siblings Louisa and Emily. Edward was emploeyd as a china and glass porter. Class: RG12; Piece: 126; Folio: 171; Page: 65; GSU Roll: 6095236.

Married Agnes Elligot in the Pancras reg district, London in Q4 1900

Edward died in Q4 1905 in the Pancras reg district, London, aged 34.


LOUISA HARRIET GILBERT 1875-1901

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1881 Louisa was living at 8 Aldenham Street, Somers Town, St Pancras with her parents and siblings Edward and Emily. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 43; Page: 45; GSU roll: 1341045.

In 1891 Louisa was living in the same house with her parents and siblings Edward and Emily. Louisa was working as a dressmaker. Class: RG12; Piece: 126; Folio: 171; Page: 65; GSU Roll: 6095236.

Married Arthur Charles Burr (b abt. 1872 in Hammersmith, London) in Q3 1897 in the Pancras reg district, London.

In 1901 Louisa and Arthur were living at 98 Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, Islington, London. Arthur was employed as a wholesales chemist's assistant. Class: RG13; Piece: 163; Folio: 20; Page: 31.

Louisa died in the Islington reg district in Q4 1901, aged 26.


EMILY MARY ANN GILBERT 1878-16/12/1955

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex

In 1881 Emily was living at 8 Aldenham Street, Somers Town, St Pancras with her parents and siblings Edward and Louisa. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 43; Page: 45; GSU roll: 1341045.

In 1891 Emily was living in the same house with her parents and siblings Edward and Louisa. Class: RG12; Piece: 126; Folio: 171; Page: 65; GSU Roll: 6095236.

In 1901 Emily was living at 98 Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, Islington, London with her parents. Her sister Louisa and her husband lived in the same house. Emily was working as a dressmaker. Class: RG13; Piece: 163; Folio: 20; Page: 31.

In 1911 Emily was a visitor at 98 Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, Islington. This was the home of George Frederick Putteril (postal porter) and his wife. Emily was employed as a costume saleswoman in a drapery shop. Class: RG14; Piece: 807.

Married widower Ernest Champness (b abt. 1853 in Waltham Abbey, Essex) in Q1 1917 in the Edmonton reg district, London. Ernest was a dairy farmer.

Ernest died on 29/12/1930 in the Edmonton reg district, Middlesex. He and Emily had been living at Cold Hall, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Probate was granted in London on 15/04/1930 to his widow Emily and nephew Arthur Pengelly (farmer). Ernest's effects totalled £23,166 12s 6d.

Emily died on 16/12/1955 in the Harrow reg district, Middlesex, aged 77. She had been living at 18 Cloyster Wood, Canons Park, Middlesex. Probate was granted in London on 24/03/1956 to Barclays Bank Limited. Emily's effects totalled £27,816 7s 2d.


Child of George & Elizabeth: grandchild of Edward & Mary, great grandchild of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

EMILY GILBERT 1877-1882?

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1881 Emily was living at 6 Russell Terrace, Somers Town, Pancras with her parents. Class: RG11; Piece: 203; Folio: 96; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341045.

Emily died before the 1891 census and I believe it was in Q4 1882.


Children of Harriet & James: grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

MARTHA GODDEN 30/03/1857-1929

Born in High Halden, Tenterden, Kent.

In 1861 Martha was living at Pipe House, High Halden with her parents and brother Thomas. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 176; Page: 5; GSU roll: 542652.

In 1871 Martha was living at Jones Gate, Woodchurch, Kent with her widowed mother and brother James. Class: RG10; Piece: 955; Folio: 47; Page: 8; GSU roll: 827245.

Married Frederick Thomas Boswell (b 1859 in Enfield, Middlesex) on 20/11/1879 in St Andrews Church, Enfield, Middlesex. Frederick was a 20 year old baker and Martha was 22. Both of them were living in Enfield prior to their marriage. The witnesses were Martha's brother, James Godden and Sarah Annie Cheesman.

Their children:

Ada Martha 1880
Charles Frederick 01/10/1881 (c) 20/11/1881
Thomas Mant 15/12/1882 (c) 04/02/1883
Frederick 06/02/1884 (c) 13/04/1884
William Henry 14/11/1885 (c) 03/01/1886
Leonard 17/02/1887 (c) 29/05/1887
Eva Mary 15/08/1888 (c) 25/12/1890
Ethel May 21/08/1891 (c) 10/01/1896
Sydney Arthur 1891 *
Annie Margaret 1893
Lucy 27/06/1896 (c) 26/08/1900

According to the 1911 census, this couple had 11 children, 4 of whom died. The * is my logical guess to the missing child.

In 1881 Martha and Frederick were living at 18 Foxberry Grove, Deptford St Paul, London with their baby daughter Ada. Frederick was a journeyman baker. Class: RG11; Piece: 715; Folio: 13; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341167.

In 1891 Martha and Frederick were living in the baker's shop, Brettenham (?) Road, Edmonton, Middlesex with their children Ada, Frederick, Leonard and Eva. There was also a lodger named George Chapman (journeyman baker). Frederick was a master baker. Class: RG12; Piece: 1082; Folio: 31; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6096192.

In 1901 Martha and Frederick were living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield with their children Thomas, Frederick, Leonard, Annie and Lucy. Frederick was not at home on census day, although Martha was listed as married. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

In 1911 Martha was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with her children Leonard, Eva, Annie and Lucy. There were also 2 grandchildren there that day named Ethel Violet Boswell and Charles Boswell (Frederick's children). Once more Frederick was not at home. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

I believe Martha died in Q1 1929 in the Edmonton reg district, London, aged 72.


THOMAS GODDEN 1859-1864

Born in High Halden, Kent.

In 1861 Thomas was living at Pipe House, High Halden with his parents and sister Martha. Class: RG 9; Piece: 510; Folio: 176; Page: 5; GSU roll: 542652.

Thomas died in High Halden in Q3 1864.


JAMES GODDEN 1864-17/09/1931

Born in Woodchurch, Kent.

James did not know his father as he died when he was a tiny baby.

In 1871 James was living at Jones Gate, Woodchurch, Kent with his widowed mother and sister Martha. Class: RG10; Piece: 955; Folio: 47; Page: 8; GSU roll: 827245.

In 1881 James was living in Ashford Road, Tenterden with his mother. There was also an 8 year old boarder named Harriet Edwards. James was employed as a grocer's assistant. Class: RG11; Piece: 942; Folio: 19; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341225.

In 1891 James was living in Barcombe, Sussex with his mother. He was now Head of the house. Also there that day was a visitor named Harriet Edwards (the boarder from 10 years ago) and nephew Thomas Bosewell. James was a grocer. Class: RG12; Piece: 796; Folio: 78; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095906.

Married Ada Martin (b 1870 in Tonbridge, Kent) in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent in Q1 1892.

Their children:

Ivy Nellie 1893
Arthur James 1895
William Henry 1896
Vera Mary 1900
Ruby 1904
Victor Charles 1907

In 1901 James and Ada were living at 43 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent with their children Nellie, Arthur, William and baby Vera. James was a grocer's shopkeeper, with his own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 757; Folio: 13; Page: 18.

In 1911 James and Ada were living at 34 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge (the Post Office) with their children Arthur, Willie, Ruby and Victor. James was a grocer and general shop keeper.

James died on 17/09/1931 in Tonbridge, aged 67. He and Ada had still been living in the same house. Administration was granted in London on 07/01/1932 to his son Victor Charles Godden (bank clerk) and daughter Ivy Nellie (spinster). James's effects totalled £1351 2s 1d.

Ada died in Tonbridge on 06/03/1951. She had been living at 90 Holloway Road, Tonbridge. Probate was granted in London on 26/06/1951 to her daughter Ivy Nellie (spinster), son Victor Charles (bakery manager) and William Charles Pettett (solicitor's managing clerk). Ada's effects totalled £2271 19s.


Children of Alice & Edgar: grandchildren of Robert & Ann, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

CICELY ALICE SOUTHON 08/06/1879-1977

Born in Benenden, Kent.

In 1881 Cicely was living in Benenden with her parents. There was also a servant (journeyman butcher) named John B Lambkin in the house that day. Class: RG11; Piece: 938; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341224.

In 1891 Cicely was living in Private, Benenden with her parents and siblings Edgar, Olive and Norah. Also there that day were her maternal aunt Florence Gilbert (living on own means), Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Cicely was still living in Benenden with her parents and siblings Edgar, Olive and Norah. Class: RG13; Piece: 775; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

Married Philip Ranger Guest (b 1875 in Brenchley, Kent) on 01/01/1908 in Benenden, Kent.

Their children:

Philip 1908
John 1910
Roy 1914

In 1911 Cicely and Philip lived at Colebarn,Benenden, Cranbrook with their children Philip and baby John. There was also a general domestic servant there named Kate Spratford. Philip was a game farmer and Cicely was an assistant in the business. Class: RG14; Piece: 4200; Schedule Number: 54.

Philip died on 01/10/1939 in the Cranbrook reg district, Kent, aged 64. He and Cicely had been living at The Moor Game Farm, Hawkhurst, Kent. Probate was granted in London on 01/10/1939 to his son Philip (game farmer) and Edwin Roy Bligh (farmer). Philip's effects totalled £4599 16s 5d.

Cicely died in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent in Q4 1977, aged 98.


EDGAR GILBERT SOUTHON 1881-06/10/1959

Born in Benenden, Kent.

In 1891 Edgar was living in Private, Benenden with his parents and siblings Cicely, Olive and Norah. Also there that day were his maternal aunt Florence Gilbert (living on own means), Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Edgar was still living in Benenden with his parents and siblings Cicely, Olive and Norah. I believe Edgar worked with his father in the butchers. Class: RG13; Piece: 775; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

Edgar emmigrated to Canada some time between 1901 and 1911. He was in the 1911 census of Canada.

Edgar died on 06/10/1959 in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, aged 78.

Edgar's death details are from the Guest Family Tree on Ancestry. Thanks Graham.


OLIVE FLORENCE SOUTHON 1885-20/04/1923

Born in Benenden, Kent.

In 1891 Olive was living in Private, Benenden with her parents and siblings Cicely, Edgar and Norah. Also there that day were her maternal aunt Florence Gilbert (living on own means), Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Olive was still living in Benenden with her parents and siblings Cicely, Edgar and Norah. Class: RG13; Piece: 775; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Olive was at Sarnden Farm, Benenden with her parents and sister Norah. Olive was employed by the Kent Education Committe as an assistant school mistress. Class: RG14; Piece: 4202; Schedule Number: 1.

Spinster Olive died on 20/04/1923 in the Nursing Home, 25 Dorset Square, Middlesex, aged 38. Administration was granted in London on 30/05/1923 to her father, Edgar Dennis Southon (retired farmer). Olive's effects totalled £234 12s 7d.


NORAH MILDRED SOUTHON 09/01/1889-1979

Born in Benenden, Kent.

In 1891 Norah was living in Private, Benenden with her parents and siblings Cicely, Edgar and Olive. Also there that day were her maternal aunt Florence Gilbert (living on own means), Charles H Bollard (butcher's assistant), Frederick G Nye (butcher's assistant) and Elizabeth Teckham (domestic servant). Class: RG12; Piece: 694; Folio: 134; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6095804.

In 1901 Norah was still living in Benenden with her parents and siblings Cicely, Edgar and Olive. Class: RG13; Piece: 775; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Norah was at Sarnden Farm, Benenden with her parents and sister Olive. Class: RG14; Piece: 4202; Schedule Number: 1.

Married Edwin R Bligh in Q4 1914 in the Cranbrook reg district, Kent.

Norah died in Q4 1979 in the Harrow reg district, London, aged 90.


Children of Rob & Elizabeth: grandchildren of Robert & Ann, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

DORIS VIOLET GILBERT 21/10/1889-1972

Born in Iden, Rye,Sussex.

In 1891 Doris was living in Ashford Road, Tenterden wth her parents. Class: RG12; Piece: 696; Folio: 130; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095806.

In 1901 Doris was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and sisters Marian, Cicely and Vera. This was her paternal uncle Alfred's house. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

In 1911 Doris was employed as a domestic servant at 56 Eaton Road, Margate, Kent. This was the home of Richard M Paramor (carriage contractor) and his family. Class: RG14; Piece: 4488; Schedule Number: 223.

Spinster Doris died in Q3 1972 in the Canterbury reg district, Kent, aged 82.


MARIAN FLORENCE GILBERT 1892-????

Born in Tenterden, Kent

In 1901 Marian was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and sisters Doris, Cicely and Vera. This was her paternal uncle Alfred's house. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

In 1911 Marain (named in this census as Florence Marian), was employed as a domestic servant at 129 Kyverdale Road, Stoke Newington, London. This was the home of Joseph Richard Parker (manager and director) and his family. Class: RG14; Piece: 1046.

Nothing else is currently known.


CICELY EVELINE GILBERT 1894-1966

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1901 Cicely was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and sisters Doris, Marian and Vera. This was her paternal uncle Alfred's house. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

I cannot find Cicely in 1911.

Married William A Tomlin in Q1 1926 in the Elham reg district, Kent.

I believe Cicely died in Q4 1966 in the Ashford reg district, Kent, aged 72.


VERA MARGARET GILBERT 1/07/1897-1969

Born in Tenterden, Kent.

In 1901 Vera was living in Golden Square, Tenterden with her parents and sisters Doris, Marian and Cicely. This was her paternal uncle Alfred's house. Class: RG13; Piece: 779; Folio: 14; Page: 19.

In 1911 Vera was living at Blindgrooms Cottage, Shadoxhurs, Near Ashford, Kent with her parents. Class: RG14; Piece: 4271; Schedule Number: 9

Married William J Whitehead in Q1 1921 in the West Asford reg district, Kent.

Vera died in Q4 1969 in the Asford reg district, aged 72.


Children of Florence & Percival: grandchildren of Robert & Ann, great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

FRANCIS PERCIVAL GILBERT 1901-11/04/1978

Born in Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1901 Francis was living in My Lady's Cottage, Cranbrook with his parents. Class: RG13; Piece: 774; Folio: 78; Page: 6

In 1911 Francis was living at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook with his parents and siblings Edith and Cyril. There was also a boarder named Hubert George Brooker (assistant grocer). Class: RG14; Piece: 4197; Schedule Number: 67.

Francis went to Canada at some point. I need to look at passenger lists to Canada when they are next free on Ancestry!

Married Winnifred Whitton (b 1903 in Sheffield, Yorkshire), possibly in Canada.

Francis and Winnifred had a son.

Francis died in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada on 11/04/1978, aged 77.

Winnifred died on 12/12/1991 in Kelowna, British Columbia, aged 88.

Marriage and death details are from the Gilbert Family Tree on Ancestry.


EDITH GWENDOLYN GILBERT 1902-????

Born in Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1911 Edith was living at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook with her parents and siblings Francis and Cyril. There was also a boarder named Hubert George Brooker (assistant grocer). Class: RG14; Piece: 4197; Schedule Number: 67.

Nothing else is currently known.


CYRIL ALFRED GILBERT 1905-????

Born in Cranbrook, Kent.

In 1911 Cyril was living at Sissinghurst, Cranbrook with his parents and siblings Francis and Edith. There was also a boarder named Hubert George Brooker (assistant grocer). Class: RG14; Piece: 4197; Schedule Number: 67.

Cyril went out to Canada to live with his parents. On 10/03/1930 Cyril arrived in Southampton, Hampshire onboard the Metagama, of the Canadian Pacific Line. He boarded in St John, New Brunswick, Canada. Cyril was 25, a ticket clerk and his address in England was C.P.R., Royal Liver Building, Liverpool. His last counrty of permanent residence stated Canada.

On 30/04/1933 Cyril arrived in Liverpool aboard the Montclare, of the Canadian Pacific Line. He boarded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This time 28 year old Cyril gave his address as c/o S.S. Empress of Britain, Southampton. Cyril was a rail transport representative.

On 04/06/1934 Cyril arrived in Southampton aboard the Montclare, of the Canadian Pacific Line. Once again he had boarded in Montreal, Canada. Cyril's address this visit was c/o C.P.R. 62/65 Charing Cross, London. His job description said R.T.R.E/Britain.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of George & Elizabeth: grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

CALEB HENRY FISHER 05/01/1881-07/07/1969

Born in Orpington.

Christened on 27/2/1881.

In 1881 baby Caleb was living at 3 Brickbat Row, Orpington. Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 248.

In 1891 Caleb was living at Station Cottage, Halstead, Kent with his parents and siblings Caleb, Mary, George and Elizabeth. Class: RG12; Piece: 672; Folio: 125; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095782.

Now I have it on good authority that Caleb spent 12 years in the Royal Dragoon Cavalry, serving in South Africa (during the Boar War) and India. He saw his progress in the Army was limited by the fact his father was working class (a railway worker). Caleb then decided to make his way to Canada and become a farmer. According to a clipping from the local paper, he arrived in Canada in 1907.

Married Grace May Phillips (b 28/05/1887 in Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhamton, Staffordshire) on 10/01/1912 in Fort Qu'Apelle, Saskatchewan. The temperature that day was -60 degrees F!

In 1916 Caleb and Grace were living at 23 Saltcoats, Saskatchewan.

Their children:

Philip Caleb 1913
Kenneth Verdun 04/04/1916

Caleb joined the Canadian Army during WW1 and he attained the rank of Captain.

After the war Caleb went back to his farm and in 1920 he was elected Reeve of his municipality in 1920. He served 22 years as Reeve and Councilor. Caleb was a name that was unusual, almost unheard of in Canada, so the locals called him Charlie. Caleb was a very well respected gentleman and was identified with almost every worthy cause in the province. He was, amongst other things, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, a member of the Saskatchewan Cancer Commission, a member of the Saskatchewan Municipal Advisory Commission and Chairman of the hospital visiting committe under the Mental Hygiene Act. Fisher Peninsula, in the Pinehouse Lake District, Saskatchewan, was named in Caleb's honour for recognition of his long and distinguished services on behalf of the Rural Municipality of Lipton and the Province. and he was presented to the Law Society by Dean F.C. Cronkite of law.

Caleb tried to enlist for WW11 but he was considered too old. Still wanting to 'do his stuff' for his country, Caleb trained a local militia group. He even learned German as there were lots of German farmers near Lipton, Saskatchewan and Caleb wanted to know what they were talking about incase it helped the war effort.

On 18/07/1952 Caleb and Grace arrived in Liverpool aboard the Empress of Canada, of the Canadian Shipping LIne. He was 71 and Grace, 65 and they had boarded the ship in Montreal, Canada. Their destination in England was Crofton, Orpington, Kent.

Caleb and Grace again returned to the UK in 1957. They arrived this time in Greenock, Scotland aboard the Carinthia of the Cunard Steamship Company and arrived from MOntreal on 27/06/1957. They were returning to the same address in Orpington.

Caleb died on 07/07/1969 in Fort Qu'Apelle, Saskatchewan, aged 88.

Grace died in Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital on 07/07/1982, aged 95. She was buried in Lipton cemetery, Saskatchewan.


MARY MARTHA FISHER 1883-????

Born in Orpington, Kent.

Christened there on 29/4/1883.

In 1891 Mary was living at Station Cottage, Halstead, Kent with her parents and siblings Caleb, George and Elizabeth. Class: RG12; Piece: 672; Folio: 125; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095782.

In 1901 Mary was living in The Nest, High Street, Orpington with her parents and sisters Elizabeth and Maud. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 115; Page: 21.

Married William R Knight (b abt. 1885 in Lewes, Sussex) in the Bromley reg district in Q3 1910.

In 1911 Mary and William were living at 29 Lowden Road, Herne Hill, London . William was employed as a milk carrier. Class: RG14; Piece: 2088.

Too many Mary Knights to find a death.


GEORGE RICHARD FISHER 1884-21/10/1958

Born in Orpington.

Christened there on 14/9/1884.

In 1891 George was living at Station Cottage, Halstead, Kent with his parents and siblings Caleb, Mary and Elizabeth. Class: RG12; Piece: 672; Folio: 125; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095782.

In 1901 George was stationed down in Canterbury Barracks, where he was an 18 year old private. unfortunately the census does not give the regiment details but there is a Buffs Depot mentioned in several of the other pages. Class: RG13; Piece: 794; Folio: 111; Page: 8.

In 1911 George was living at 3 Bridge House, Crofton Lane, Orpington with his parents. George was employed as platelayer on the S E & C Railway. Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 248.

Married Alice Mabel Nicholls (b 09/09/1888) in Q3 1912 in the N Witchford reg district, Cambridgeshire.

Their children:

Maud Elizabeth 13/11/1913
Caleb George09/08/1917

George died at Farnborough Hospital, Farnborough Kent on 21/10/1958. He and Alice had been living at 7 Bushey Avenue, Town Court Lane, Orpington. Administration was granted in London on to 03/12/1958 his widow. George's effects totalled £2166 17s 11d.

Alice died 23/05/1977 in the Bromley reg district, Kent, aged 88.


ELIZABETH SOPHIA FISHER 29/04/1887-03/04/1962

Born in Halstead Kent and known as Kit.

In 1891 Elizabeth was living at Station Cottage, Halstead, Kent with her parents and siblings Caleb, Mary and George. Class: RG12; Piece: 672; Folio: 125; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6095782.

In 1901 Elizabeth was living in The Nest, High Street, Orpington with her parents and sisters Mary and Maud. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 115; Page: 21.

In 1911 Elizabeth was employed as a domestic parlourmaid at Crofton Court, Crofton Lane, Orpington. This was the home of Henry Vivian Phillips (Barrister) and his family. Her sister Maud also worked there. Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 226.

Married Ernest F Dawson in Q2 1911 in the Bromley reg district.

Their child:

Lilian G 1911

Kit then married James Wallace Muir (b 29/10/1889) on 29/04/1916.

Kit and James had a daughter who is possibly still alive.

Kit died in the Folkestone reg district, Kent on 03/04/1962, aged 74.

James died in the Folkestone reg district on 19/07/1966, aged 76. He had been living at 12 Green Banks, Lymington. Probate was granted in London to Lloyds Bank Ltd. James's effects totalled £1422.


MAUD REBECCA FISHER 1891-1977

Born In Halstead Kent.

Christened on 26/12/1891.

In 1901 Maud was living in The Nest, High Street, Orpington with her parents and sisters Mary and Elizabeth. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 115; Page: 21.

In 1911 Maud was working as a domestic housemaid at Crofton Court, Crofton Lane, Orpington. This was the home of Henry Vivian Phillips (Barrister) and his family. Her sister Elizabeth also worked there. Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 226.

Married Arthur Duckett (b abt. 1886) in Q2 1914 in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

Their child:

Arthur G 1915

Arthur died on 30/07/1946 at St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner Hospital, London, aged 60. He and Maud had been living at 84 Salisbury Road, Bromley. Administration was granted on 08/10/1946 to his widow Maud. Arthur's effects totalled £383 7s 4d.

Maud died in Q2 1977 in Bromley, aged 86.


Children of Laura & John: grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

MABEL MARY DUNMALL 1885-1967

Born in Orpington

Christened 25/12/1885 in Orpington.

In 1891 Mabel was living in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with her parents and siblings Stephen, Reginald and baby Harry. This was the home of her maternal grandmother Rebecca Fisher and her sons. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Mabel was a patient in the National Hopsital, Queens square, Holburn, London. She was said to be suffering from epilepsy. Class: RG13; Piece: 248; Folio: 120; Page: 8.

In 1911 Mabel was living back at home in 20 Elm Terrace, Orpington with her parents and siblings Harry and Edward. She was employed as a rag sorter in the local papermill. Class: RG14; Piece: 3698; Schedule Number: 31.

Married Frank W Bristow in Dec 1912 in the Bromley reg district.

I believe Mabel Marriage Harold Braithwaite in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q3 1935. Ancestry has the bride's surname as Bristow or Dunmall, which makes me believe it was the correct lady.

I believe Frank died in the Bromley reg district, in Q3 1958, aged 73.

Mabel died in Q3 1967 in the Bromley reg district, aged 81.


STEPHEN THOMAS DUNMALL 1887-1910

Born in Orpington

Christened in Orpington on 22/5/1887.

In 1891 Stephen was living in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with his parents and siblings Mabel, Reginald and baby Harry. This was the home of his maternal grandmother Rebecca Fisher and her sons. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Stephen was a boarder in the same house (his grandmother's) with his parents and siblings Reginald, Harry, Lucy and Laura. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

Stephen died in the Bromley reg district in June 1910, aged 23.


REGINALD CALEB DUNMALL 1888 - ????

Born in Orpington

Christened in Orpington on 25/11/1888.

In 1891 Reginald was living in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with his parents and siblings Mabel, Stephen and baby Harry. This was the home of his maternal grandmother Rebecca Fisher and her sons. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Reginald was a boarder in the same house (his grandmother's) with his parents and siblings Stephen, Harry, Lucy and Laura. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

In 1911 Reginald was a boarder at Goddington, Chelsfield, Kent. This was the home of William Scott (domestic coachman) and his wife. Reginald was employed as a domestic groom. Class: RG14; Piece: 3688; Schedule Number: 214.

Reginald was attested on 18/09/1914. He took his oath at the Duke of York's Headquarters in Chelsea, London and he agreed to serve 4 years in the Territorial Force. He became Private 1555 Dunmall of the 2nd London T & S Column.

Reginald was 25 years old, stood 5' 11 1/2" tall, had blue eyes and a fully expanded chest measurement of 38".

Reginald was promoted to acting Corporal on 02/01/1915and then promoted to acting Sergeant on 09/01/1915. Reginald was promoted again on 22/01/1916, this time to Colour Sergeant Major.

Reginald was posted on 01/09/1916 to 475 Company Royal Army Service Corps (HT), 10th Division Train where his serail number changed to T4/240067. He was appointed Assistant Staff Sergeant Major on 19/11/196. On 02/05/1917, Reginald was temporary apponited Staff Sergeant Major (for the duration of the war).

Reginald served at home from 18/09/1914 until 20/06/1916 and then he was in France from 21/06/1916 until 10/12/1916. He embarked in Southampton on 21/06/1916 and arrived in Le Havre the same day. Reginald was then part of the Expeditionary Force in Salonica from 11/12/1916 until 21/06/1917. He embarked unpon the Royal George on 11/12/1916 in Larseilles and disembarked at Salonica on 17/12/1916. Reginald thenbecame part of the Expeditionary Force in Egypt from 22/06/1917 until 13/06/19, embarking on the H.T. Maniou in Salonica on 22/06/1917 and disembarking 3 days later in Alexandria. He then served again at home until his discharge.

Married Alice Maud Smith (b abt. 1895) in Chelsfield, Kent on 03/06/1916.

Their children:

Arthur J 06/02/1916
Rex A S 1920

Reginald was award the Meritorious Service Medal by the London Gazette on 01/01/1919l.

Reginald was demobbed at Woolwich dockyard on 28/07/1919. He was 30 last birthday and was returning home to Maple House, Chelsfield, Kent. His rank on discharge had been Staff Sergeant Major. Reginald had been examined prior to being discharched on 30/05/1919 and signed to say he was not suffering any disabilities due to his military service. He had been examined at Helmeih. The completed form about his character was very good. It stated that Reginald was very sober, very reliable, intelligent, a very good power of command and was an excellent disciplinarian. He was said to be a homeman, a ? and a thorough man in his work. He was possesed of intuative and sound common sense. It was also noted that he had an excellant character and his devotion to duty had been of the greatest assistance personally (to the person completing the form) and the service in general. The Officer finished by saying that he could not speak too highly of Reginald's work.

Alice died on 08/01/1922 at the Bromley and Beckenham Hospital, Kent. Her and Reginald had been living at Maypole House, Chelsfield. I actaully belive this to be a misprint and should have read Maple hHouse, which is where they had been living since 1919! Administration was granted in London on 04/02/1922 to Reginiald (market gardener). Alice's effects totalled £183.

Reginald died in Q2 1937, aged 49 in the Gravesend reg district, Kent.


HARRY DUNMALL 1890 - 1940

Born in Orpington

Christened in Orpington on 28/9/1890.

In 1891 baby Harry was living in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with her parents and siblings Mabel, Stephen and Reginald. This was the home of his maternal grandmother Rebecca Fisher and her sons. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio: 14; Page: 26; GSU Roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Stephen was a boarder in the same house (his grandmother's) with his parents and siblings Stephen, Reginald, Harry, Lucy and Laura. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

In 1911 Harry was living at 20 Elm Terrace, Orpington with his parents and siblings Mabel and Edward. He was employed as a house painter by a builder. Class: RG14; Piece: 3698; Schedule Number: 31.

Married in the Bromley reg district in Sept 1919 to a ? Backett. I think there may have been a mistake in the information input from the registers as it has Harry Dunmall marrying a Harry S Backett!!!

I believe Harry died in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q4 1940, aged 51.


LUCY (H)ELEN DUNMALL 09/07/1892-1975

Born in Orpington

In 1901 Lucy was a boarder in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with her parents and siblings Stephen, Reginald, Harry and Laura. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

In 1911Lucy was employed as a cook at Shanklin, High Street, Orpington. This was the home of Alfred Tennyson Smith (Doctor Of Medicine, Physician And Surgeon) and his family Class: RG14; Piece: 3701; Schedule Number: 122

Married Albert Edwin G Clapson (b 30/04/1892) in Q3 1919 in the Bromley reg district.

Their children:

Kenneth George 29/07/1920
Arthur E 1925
Barbara 1929
John E 1932

Lucy died in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q4 1975, aged 83.

Albert also died in the Bromley reg district in Q4 1975, aged 83.


LAURA REBECCA DUNMALL 1895-1944

Born in Orpington, Kent.

In 1901 Laura was a boarder in Elm Terrace, High Street, Orpington with her parents and siblings Stephen, Reginald, Harry and Lucy. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 146; Page: 32.

In 1911 Laura was employed as a parlour maid at Birr, Sevenoaks Rodd, Orpington. This was the home of Thomas John Vine (Examining Officer of Customs) and his family. Class: RG14; Piece: 3695; Schedule Number: 25.

Married Edwin R Leeds (b abt. 1890) in the Bromley reg district in Q3 1918.

Their children:

Laura L 1919
Beryl 1930

Laura died in Q3 1944 in the Maidstone reg diistrict, Kent, aged 49.

Edwin died in Q4 1961 in the Maidstone reg diistric, aged 71.


EDWARD DUNMALL 08/03/1902-1969

Born in Orpington, Kent.

In 1911 Edward was living at 20 Elm Terrace, Orpington with his parents and sibblings Mabel and Harry. Class: RG14; Piece: 3698; Schedule Number: 31.

Possibly married Elizabeth M Oram in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q4 1924.

I believe Edward died in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q2 1969, aged 67.


Children of Mary & George: grandchildren of Stephen & Emmaa, great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

GEORGE WILLIAM S GILES 16/07/1893-1973

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

In 1901 George was living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Frederick, Herbert, Frank and Stephen. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

In 1911 George was at the home of his maternal grandmother, Emma Fisher at 46 Gensing Road, St Leonards On Sea. He was employed as a chemist's porter. Class: RG14; Piece: 4754; Schedule Number: 435

Married Edith Louise Jenner (b 15/01/1892 in Hastings) in Q3 1914 in Hastings.

Their children:

Frederick Hubert Henry 28/07/1915
Dorothy L E 1918
Marjorie V 1921

George died in Q2 1973 in the Torbay reg district, Devon, aged 79.

Edith died in Q2 1974 in the Brighton reg district, Sussex, aged 82.


FREDERICK HENRY GILES 11/10/1894-1986

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

In 1901 Frederick was living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings George, Herbert, Frank and Stephen. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

In 1911 Frederick was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Herbert, Frank, Florence, Violet and Dick. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Frederick was attested for short Service (Three years with the Colours) in Canterbury, Kent on 12/09/1914. His occupation had been a tram conductor. He became Private 2420 Giles of 8th Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). He had been 20 years and 11 months old and living at 7 Clarence Road, St Leonards on Sea.

Frederick was examined on 04/09/1914 in Hastings. He stood 5' 9" tall, had a fully expanded chest measurement of 34", grey blue eyes, dark brown hair, a scar to the left of his mouth and had good physical development.

Frederick was appointed Lance Corporal on 15/10/1915. He was promoted to Corporal on 24/11/1916.

Frederick was promoted to Corporal on 24/11/1916. He was granted leave to go from France back to the Uk from 20/07/1917 to 04/08/1917.

On 28/11/1917 he was appointed Lance Sergeant , paid while in the field. Frederick was then posted to the 7th Buffs on 13/02/1918. He was deprived of his Lance stripe on due to being absent from morning stand to on 05/03/1918.

On the 21st March 1918, Frederick was declared Missing in Action. Two days later he was found to be a Prisoner of War at what looks like Gefly Mersiburg.

Frederick at one time served in the 8th Baattery, 7th Battalion, The Buffs and took part in the Western Front Theatre of War, embarking in France on 30/08/1915.

In a document dated 28/01/1919, Frederick's for pay address was 33 Paynton Road, St Leonards on Sea and he was a Corporal. Under Theatre of War or Command it said P of War.

In 1920 Frederick was liivng at 2 St Clements Place, St Leonards on Sea according to a letter written to him about an engraved Star he had been awarded. On 11/05/1920 Frederick was living at 1 Kings Road Mews, St Leonards on Sea.

Frederick died in Q4 1986, aged 92.

Nothing else is currently known.


HERBERT CHARLES GILES 1896-????

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

In 1901 Herbert was living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings George, Frederick, Frank and Stephen. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

In 1911 Herbert was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Frederick, Frank, Florence, Violet and Dick. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Married Clara Pankhurst (b 11/12/1888 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q4 1919

Clara died in Hastings in Q3 1969, aged 80.

I have yet to find Herbert's death


FRANK VICTOR GILES 17/10/1897-1982

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

In 1901 Frank was living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings George, Frederick, Herbert and Stephen. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

In 1911 Frank was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Frederick, Herbert, Florence, Violet and Dick. Frank was working as a grocer's errand boy. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Married Edith Ansell (b 12/05/1902 in St Pancras reg district, London) in the Steyning reg district, Sussex in Q4 1943

Edith died in Q2 1969 in the Hove reg district, Sussex, aged 67.

Frank died in the Hove reg district in Q3 1982, aged 84.k.


STEPHEN ARTHUR GILES 22/10/1899-1992

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

In 1901 Stephen was living at 5A Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings George, Frederick, Herbert and Frank. Class: RG13; Piece: 870; Folio: 19; Page: 29.

I cannot find Stephen in 1911.

Married Victoria Kathleen Watts (b 12/04/1900 in Walthamstow, Essex) in Canterbury, Kent in Q4 1947.

Stephen died in Q2 1992 in Canterbury, aged 92.

Victoria died on 16/10/1999 in the Rugby reg district, warwickshire, aged 99.


FLORENCE BERTHA J S GILES 10/10/1901-1972

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Florence was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with hers parents and siblings Frederick, Herbert, Frank, Violet and Dick. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Spinster Florence died in Q4 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, aged 71.


VIOLET MINNIE GILES 1905-1982

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Viole was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Frederick, Herbert, Frank, Florence t and Dick. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Married Frank Morris (b 1901) in Q2 1924 in Hastings,

I guess a divorce occurred at some point as Frank did not die until 1967.

Minnie then married Arthur Frederick Dewey (b 31/01/1896 in Brighton, Sussex) in Hastings in Q3 1952.

Violet died in Hastings in Q2 1982, aged 76.

Arthur died in Q4 1990 in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, Kent, aged 94.


DICK GILES 02/01/1908-1981

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Dick was living at 26 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Frederick, Herbert, Frank, Florence and Violet. Class: RG14; Piece: 4753; Schedule Number: 390.

Married Ivy Florence Card (b 19/05/1909 in Bexhill on Sea, Sussex) in Hastings in Q2 1932.

Dick died in Hastings in Q1 1981, aged 73.

Ivy died in the Hasting reg district in Q4 2002, aged 93.


Child of Sarah & Arthur: grandchild of Stephen & Emmaa, great grandchild of Robert & Mary, 2x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

ARTHUR STEPHEN PELLING 1891-1955

Born in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

Arthur lost his mother when he was very young.

In 1901 Arthur was living with his father at 8 St Martins Lane, St Michael, Lewes. This was the home of his paternal grandmotherr and his aunts and uncles. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 89; Page: 14.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 10 St Johns Terrace, Lewes . This was the home of his maternal aunt, Emily Louisa Pelling. His maternal grandmother and 2 uncles were also living there. There was also a boarder named Rachel Adela Douglas (private means) living there. Arthur was employed as a chauffer. Class: RG14; Piece: 5054; Schedule Number: 165.

Possibly married Olive M Salter in the Battle reg district, Sussex in Q4 1920.

Arthur died in Q3 1955 in the Hastings reg district, aged 64.


Children of Emma & Henry: grandchildren of Stephen & Emmaa, great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

EMMA GRACE NOVIS 09/02/1901-1989

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 baby Emma was living at 37 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with her parents. Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 140; Page: 11.

In 1911 Emma was still living at 37 Western Road with her parents and siblings Florence, Doris and baby Stephen. Class: RG14; Piece: 4752; Schedule Number: 165.

Married Walter S Eldridge in the Hastings reg district in Q2 1928.

Emma died in the Hastings reg district in Q4 1989, aged 88.


FLORENCE LILIAN NOVIS 04/08/1902-1981

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Florence was living at 37 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Emma, Doris and baby Stephen. Class: RG14; Piece: 4752; Schedule Number: 165.

Married Leslie Marden in Q3 1935 in Hastings.

Florence died in Hastings in Q2 1981, aged 78.


HENRY LESLIE NOVIS 1906-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Leslie (as he was named in this census) was at his paternal grandparents home at 2 Alexandra Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex. Class: RG14; Piece: 4760; Schedule Number: 87.

Nothing else is currently known.


DORIS VIOLET NOVIS 1908-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Doris was living at 37 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with her parents and siblings Emma, Florence and baby Stephen. Class: RG14; Piece: 4752; Schedule Number: 165.

Nothing else is currently known.


STEPHEN PERCY NOVIS 23/03/1911-12/05/1996

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 baby Stephen was living at 37 Western Road, St Leonards on Sea with his parents and siblings Emma, Florence and Doris. Class: RG14; Piece: 4752; Schedule Number: 165.

Married Edith L Blackman (b 26/12/1913 in Hastings) in Q1 1936 in Hastings. Edith's siter Elsie married Stephen's brother Kenneth.

Stephen and Edith had 3 sons who may still be alive.

Stephen died in Hastings on 12/05/1996, aged 85.

Edith died in Hastings in August 2009, aged 95.


KENNETH RICHARD NOVIS 03/04/1914-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Elsie Rosa Blackman (b 03/07/1915 in Southwark, London) in Hastings in May 1940. Elsie was the sister of Kenneth's brother Stephen's wife, Edith.

Kenneth and Elsie had a son who may still be alive.

Kenneth died in Southwark, London in February 1987, aged 72.

Elsie died on 19/10/1997 in Southwark, aged 82.

Information on this family is from Alan Haverly's Ancestry Tree.

THE NEXT GENERATION: 6


Child of Kate & Henry: grandchild of Henry & Caroline, great grandchild of Sarah & Thomas, 2x great grandchild of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

KELMSLEY ANDERSON CHANDLER 18/10/1897-1993

Born in Margate, Kent.

In 1901 Kemsley was living in Bletchingly, Staplehurst, Kent. This was the home of his maternal grandparents and their children. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 60; Page: 8.

In 1911 Kemsley was living at 12 Clydesdale Terrace, Fratton Road, Fratton, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire. This was the home of his paternal uncle, William Chandler (master, coat floating service) and his wife. Class: RG14; Piece: 5571; Schedule Number: 47.

Married Lily E Wallis in Q1 1923 in the Portsmouth reg district.

I believe Kemsley and Lily had a daughter, Norma L.

Kemsley died in Q1 993 in the South East Hampshire reg district, aged 95.


Children of Rachel & Arthur: grandchildren of Henry & Caroline, great grandchildren of Sarah & Thomas, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

JACK WILLIAMS 1899-????

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1901 Jack was living in The Lodge, Staplehurst, Kent with his parents and baby sister Ellen. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 61; Page: 10.

In 1911 Jack was living in Wanshurst Green, Marden, Kent with his parents and siblings Ellen, Kate and Hilda. Class: RG14; Piece: 4109; Schedule Number: 23.

Nothing else is currently known, (too common a name).


ELLEN CAROLINE WILLIAMS 1901-????

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1901 baby Ellen was living in The Lodge, Staplehurst, Kent with her parents and brother Jack. Class: RG13; Piece: 762; Folio: 61; Page: 10.

In 1911 Ellen was living in Wanshurst Green, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Jack, Kate and Hilda. Class: RG14; Piece: 4109; Schedule Number: 23.

Nothing else is currently known.


KATE LAURA GLADYS WILLIAMS 1903-????

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1911 Kate was living in Wanshurst Green, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Jack, Ellen and Hilda. Class: RG14; Piece: 4109; Schedule Number: 23.

Nothing else is currently known.


ARTHUR THOMAS H WILLIAMS 1905-1905 *

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

Arthur died in Staplehurst in Q4 1905.

This is my logical guess on the dead child.


HILDA DOROTHY WILLIAMS 1908-1983

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1911 Hilda was living in Wanshurst Green, Marden, Kent with her parents and siblings Jack, Ellen and Kate. Class: RG14; Piece: 4109; Schedule Number: 23.

I believe Hilda married Cyril Barnett in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent in Q3 1926.

I also believe Hilda died in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, Kent in Q4 1983, aged 76.


Children of Gilbert & Daisy: grandchildren of Henry & Caroline, great grandchildren of Sarah & Thomas, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

VIOLET VICTORIA FARMER 13/03/1909-1976

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

In 1911 Violet was living in Lovehurst Manor Cottage, Staplehurst, Kent with her parents. Class: RG14; Piece: 4114; Schedule Number: 209.

Possibly married Cecil F Hills in Q4 1937 in the Sevenoaks reg district, Kent.

Violet and Cyril had a daughter who may still be alive.

Violet died in Q2 1976 in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent, aged 67.


KELMSLEY GILBERT GEORGE FARMER 1912-1977

Born in Staplehurst, Kent.

Married Anne Hunter in Q1 1936 in the West Ashford reg district, Kent.

Kemsley died in Q4 1977 in the Sittingbourne reg district, Kent, aged 65.


ARTHUR JAMES FARMER 14/10/1912-1984

Born in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

Possibly married Rosina M Lintott in the Bromley reg district in Q4 1941.

Arthur and Rosina had a daughter and 2 sons who may still be alive.

Possibly died in Q2 1984 in the Bexkley reg district, Kent, aged 71.


HARRIETT M FARMER 1915-????

Born in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

Married John Hanks in the Bromley reg district in Q3 1936.

Harriett and John had a daughter who may still be alive.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Nellie & James: grandchildren of Henry & Caroline, great grandchildren of Sarah & Thomas, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

DORIS SARAH BUTTER 25/02/1914-1999

Born in the Maidstone reg district, Kent (possibly Staplehurst).

Married Philip Pyke in Q4 1937 in the Eastbourne reg district, Sussex.

I believe Philip died in Q1 1989 in the Bromley reg district, Kent, aged75.

Doris died in the Bromley reg district in Q1 1999, aged 84.


HILDA NELLIE BUTTER 15/06/1916-1998

Born in the Maidstone reg district, Kent (possibly Staplehurst).

I believe Hilda died in Q1 1998 in the orthing reg district, West Sussex, aged 81.


JAMES C BUTTER 1920-????

Born in the Maidstone reg district, Kent (possibly Staplehurst).

Nothing else is currently known.


RUBY K BUTTER 1923-????

Born in the Maidstone reg district, Kent (possibly Staplehurst).

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of John & Elizabeth: grandchildren of Sarah & John, great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

JOHN GILBERT PRESTON HUNT 03/12/1892-24/01/1954

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1901 John was living at 17 Tivisden (?) Road, St Pancras with his parents and brothers Willian, Arthur and baby Cyril. Also living there were his maternal widowed grandmother and maternal uncle Henry Preston(clerk in the railways). Class: RG13; Piece: 156; Folio: 33; Page: 57.

John and his brother William went to Burghley Road School in Camden while they were living at 17 Tivisden Road.

In 1911 John was living at 5 Aberdeen Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex with his parents and siblings William, Albert and Cyril. Aso living there was his maternal uncle Harry Preston (packer). John was employed as a clerk. Class: RG14; Piece: 7087; Schedule Number: 76.

John served in the Army during the war. He served as a Private in the Middlesex Regiment, serial number 2149 and he was a Lieutenant in the 51st Grad Battalion where his serial number was the same.The Theatre of War he was involved in was the Balkans.

In 1921 John was living at 5 Aberdeen Road, Harrow, London. From 1924 until 1926 he lived at 36 Gayton Road, Harrow.

John went out to Canada at some point as he returned to Liverpool on 15/09/1923 aboard the Montlaurier, of the Canadian Pacific Line. He started his journey in Quebec. He was returning to his home at 36 Gayton Road, Harrow, Middlesex and he was employed as an advertising agent. John was 31 and had travelled cabin class.

In May 1927 John was employed as a publicity agent.

In 1930 John was living at 17 The Chalfonts, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex. He was still at the same address up to 1938.

John died on 24/01/1954 at Peace Memorial Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire, aged 61. According to the probate calender, his addresses were 8 Grove Road, Northwood, Middlesex, 57 Mortimer Street, London and care of Lloyds Bank Ltd. ox and Kings Branch, 6 Pall Mall, London. Probater was granted in London on 01/04/1954 to Lloyds Bank Ltd. and Robert Fawcett (vchartered accountant). John's effects totalled £44229 1s 5d.


WILLIAM GILBERT HUNT 03/12/1892-1971

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1901 Willian was living at 17 Tivisden (?) Road, St Pancras with his parents and brothers John, Arthur and baby Cyril. Also living there were his maternal widowed grandmother and maternal uncle Henry Preston(clerk in the railways). Class: RG13; Piece: 156; Folio: 33; Page: 57.

William and his brother John went to Burghley Road School in Camden while they were living at 17 Tivisden Road.

In 1911 William was living at 5 Aberdeen Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex with his parents and siblings John, Albert and Cyril. Aso living there was his maternal uncle Harry Preston (packer). William was employed as a warehouseman. Class: RG14; Piece: 7087; Schedule Number: 76.

William went by the name Gilbert William at some point as I have found him on the electoral roles as this name and also his marriage.

Married Dorothy Charlotte Clements on 01/09/1917 by licence in Wealdstone Parish Church, Middlesex. Gilbert was a 24 year old soldier, living with his parents at 5 Aberdeen Road and Dorothy was a 26 year old photographic worker, living at 22 Graham Road, Wealdstone. The witnesses to the marriage were Mabel Simpkins and John W Hunt (Gilbert's father).

I believe Gilbert and Dorothy had 2 daughters who may still be alive.

From 1926 until 1927 Gilbert lived at 18 Briarholme, Harrow, Middlesex. From 1928 until 1930 he lived at 18 Pinner Road, Harrow.

Gilbert then moved to Newham, Woolwich, living at 32 Eton Road from 1931 until 1932. His address from 1945 varies between 21 Walpole Place, 21 Vincent Road, 21 Wellington Street and 21 Willenhall Road, all in Newham. These adresses were until 1954.

In 1927 William was a warehousman, according to his father's probate record.

William died in Q4 1971 in the Islington reg district, London, aged 78.


ALBERT MARCIAN EWART HUNT 28/05/1898-1972

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

Christened on 21/09/1898 in St John the Baptist Church, Kentish Town, London. The family were living at 17 Tivisden (?) Road.

In 1901 Albert (named as Marcian Ewart) was living at 17 Tivisden (?) Road, St Pancras with his parents and brothers John, Willian and baby Cyril. Also living there were his maternal widowed grandmother and maternal uncle Henry Preston(clerk in the railways). Class: RG13; Piece: 156; Folio: 33; Page: 57.

In 1911 Albert was living at 5 Aberdeen Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex with his parents and siblings John, William and Cyrilt. Aso living there was his maternal uncle Harry Preston (packer). Class: RG14; Piece: 7087; Schedule Number: 76.

What was it with this family? They kept changing their names around, making it difficult to find them.

Albert was attested, under the name Marcian Albert, on 13/05/1916 in Whitehall, London. He was and living at 5 Aberdeen Road. His profession was photographer. Marcian became 139484 Gunner Hunt in the No 7 (T.F.) Artillery Training School. On 26/05/1916 Marcian was posted to No. 8 Royal Horse Artillery T.F. Training School.

Marcian was 18 years old, stood 5' 8" tall, weighed in at 124 pounds and had an expanded chest measurement of 35". His physical condition was said to be good.

On 07/08/1916, Marcian was relegated to the Army Reserves, Class "W".

Marcian rejoined and was posted to "K" Training Battery, on 16/05/1917. On 23/03/1918 Marcian joined the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery.

Marcian attended signalling training from 23/03/1918 and was appointed a Signaller on 04/09/1918. He was posted from base to "Y" Battery on 09/09/1918. On 19/04/1919 Marcian was posted to "G" Battery

Marcian served his counrty in France from 26/04/1918 to 16/09/1919, becoming a Sergeant on 27/08/1918.

Marcian was transferred to the Army Reserves, Class "Z" on 21/09/1919.

Married Sarah Cowan in Q1 1925 in the Hendon reg district, Middlesex.

Albert died in Q2 1972 in the Chichester reg district, Sussex, aged 74.


CYRIL EDWARD HARRY HUNT 1901-1964

Born in St Pancras, Middlesex.

In 1901 baby Cyril was living at 17 Tivisden (?) Road, St Pancras with his parents and brothers John, Willian and Arthur. Also living there were his maternal widowed grandmother and maternal uncle Henry Preston(clerk in the railways). Class: RG13; Piece: 156; Folio: 33; Page: 57.

In 1911 Cyril was living at 5 Aberdeen Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex with his parents and siblings John, William and Albert. Aso living there was his maternal uncle Harry Preston (packer). Class: RG14; Piece: 7087; Schedule Number: 76.

Possibly married Annie C Simpson in Q3 1923 in the Willesden reg district, Middlesex.

Cyril died in Q4 1964 in the Edmonton reg district, Middlesex, aged 63.


Children of Frederick & Emily: grandchildren of Sarah & John, great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

WALTER FREDERICK HUNT 11/07/1896-1978nxg

Born in St Pancras, London.

In 1901 Walter was living at 167 Hampstead Road, Regents Park, St Pancras with his parents and sister Kathleen. Also living there was his maternal grandmother, Jane Passons. Class: RG13; Piece: 131; Folio: 87; Page: 7.

In 1911 Walter was living at 48 Trundleys Road, Deptford, Kent with his parents and siblings Kathleen and Ellen. His grandmother was still living there. Walter was employed as a junior clerk by the Borough Council. Class: RG14; Piece: 2612.

Married Winifred Grace Fowler in the Lewisham reg district, London in Q3 1922.

Their children:

Alan 24/10/1928

Walter died in 1978 in in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Winifred died in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1989.


KATHLEEN VICTORIA HUNT 17/03/1900-27/02/1986

Born in St Pancras, London.

In 1901 Kathleen was living at 167 Hampstead Road, Regents Park, St Pancras with her parents and brother Walter. Also living there was her maternal grandmother, Jane Passons. Class: RG13; Piece: 131; Folio: 87; Page: 7.

In 1911 Kathleen was living at 48 Trundleys Road, Deptford, Kent with her parents and siblings Walter and Ellen. His grandmother was still living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 2612.

Married William Platell (b 05/06/1902 in Liverpool, Lancashire) on 13/05/1929 in St Luke's Church, Deptford, London.

William died on 01/09/1983, aged 81 at The Gables, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex.

Kathleen died at Cooper Lodge, Massetts Road, Horley, Surrey on 27/02/1986, aged 85.

Exact dates are from the Brutnell-Ross-Nisbet-Mcneir Family Tree on Ancestry. I also got some details from Richard Platell's Genes Reunited Tree.


ELLEN LOUISE HUNT 22/03/1905-11/01/1996

Born in Deptford, Kent.

In 1911 Ellen was living at 48 Trundleys Road, Deptford, Kent with her parents and siblings Walter and Kathleen. His grandmother was still living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 2612.

Married Alfred Edward Juniper (b 25/04/1898 in Rotherhithe, London) in St Luke's, Deptford on 07/09/1929.

Ellen and Alfred had a daughter and son who may still be alive.

Alfred died on 01/05/1972 in Bromley, Kent, aged 74

Ellen died on 11/01/1996 in Bromley, Kent, aged 90.


Children of Martha & Frederick: grandchildren of Harriet & James, great grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

ADA MARTHA BOSWELL 1880-24/04/1953nxg

Born in Brockley, Kent.

In 1881 Ada was living at 18 Foxberry Grove, Deptford St Paul, London with her parents. Class: RG11; Piece: 715; Folio: 13; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341167.

In 1891 Ada was living in the baker's shop, Brettenham (?) Road, Edmonton, Middlesex with her parents and siblings Ada, Frederick, Leonard and Eva. There was also a lodger named George Chapman (journeyman baker). Class: RG12; Piece: 1082; Folio: 31; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6096192.

In 1901 Ada was at 4 River Front, Enfield, Middlesex. This was the home of her uncle and aunt, Thomas and Mary Scott and their son. Her sister Eva was also there that day. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 41; Page: 21.

Married Arthur Edward Routledge (b 19/08/1879 in Walthamstow, Essex) on 19/07/1902in St Andrew's Parish Church, Enfield. Arthur was a 22 year old commercial clerk who had been living at 19 Union Road, Walthamstow and 22 year old Ada had been living at 9 Burleigh Road, |Enfield. The witnesses were Charles Boswell, Elsie Scott, William Henry Routledge and Eva Mary Boswell (Ada's sister).

Their children:

Arthur Boswell 1903
Eric Charles 1907

In 1911 Ada and Arthur were living at 17 Union Road, Walthamstow, Essex with their sons Arthur and Eric. Arthur was employed as a clerk to public companies. Class: RG14; Piece: 9685; Schedule Number: 189a.

Arthur died in Q2 1932 in the West Ham reg district (possibly Walthamstow), aged 52.

Ada died on 24/04/1953 in St Helens Hospital, Frederick Road, Ore, Hastings, Sussex, aged 72. She had been living at 58 Grenville Road, Ore. Administration (with will) was granted in Lewes on 09/06/1953 to her son Arthur Boswell Routledge (accountant). Ada's effects totalled £5910 3s 1d.


CHARLES FREDERICK BOSWELL 01/10/1881-1882

Born in the Greenwich reg district, London

Christened on 20/11/1881 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

Charles died in Edmonton, Middlesex in Q3 1882.


THOMAS MANT BOSWELL 15/12/1882-27/08/1933nxg

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 04/02/1883 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

In 1891 Thomas was at the home of his maternal grandmother, Harriet Godden and her son James. Also there that day was a visitor named Harriet Edwards. Class: RG12; Piece: 796; Folio: 78; Page: 11; GSU Roll: 6095906.

In 1901 Thomas was living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield, Middlesex with his parents and siblings Frederick, Leonard, Annie and Lucy. Thomas was emplyed as a sanitory inspector's clerk. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

Married Marian Kerswell Moses (b 1883 in Basingstoke, Hampshire) on 01/12/108 in St Andrew's Church, Enfield. Thomas was a 25 year old sanitary inspector, living at 9 Woodbridge Villas and Marain was 26 and living at 7 Palace Gardens. The witnesses were Leonard Boswell (brother) and William Peek Moses (Marian's father).

Their children:

Dorothy Marion 1910
Marjorie Ada 1911

In 1911 Thomas and Marian were living at 88 Fotheringham Roadd, Enfield with their daughter Dorothy. Also there that day (possibly living there) were Marian's sisters Emily Sarah Eva Moses (embroideress) and Mabel Ethel Moses. Thomas was emplyed as an assistant sanitory inspector by Enfield Urban District Council. Class: RG14; Piece: 7412; Schedule Number: 56.

Thomas was attested on 09/11/1915 and he swore his oath at the Duke of York's Head Quarters,Chelsea, London. He had been living at 41 Cecil Avenue, Enfield. Thomas's serial number was 546082 and he was assigned to the 2nd London Sanitary Company R.A.M.C. (T.F.) as a Private.

Thomas was aged 32 years, stood 5' 6 1/4" tall and had an expanded chest measurement of 35". His physical condition was good/

Thomas was granted 5th rate on 11/12/1915 then 4th rate Corporal's pay on 24/01/1916 although he was still a Corporal. On 13/04/1916 his pay was reverted to 5th rate Corporal's pay. Thomas was again granted 4th rate Corporal's pay on 01/07/1916.

Thomas was posted to 98th Sanitary Section at some point in his carrer.

Thomas was discharged from the service on 31/03/1920. He had served 4 years and 144 days in the service. This was broken down as Home from 09/11/1915 to 30/06/1916 (234 days), enroute to Salonika 01/07/1916 to 12/07/1916 (12 days), BS7 13/07/1916 to 20/01/1919 (2 years and 192 days), enroute home 21/01/1919 to 03/02/1919 (14 days), Home 04/02/1919 to 09/03/1919 (34 days) and finally disembodied service from 10/03/1919 to 31/03/1920. (1 year and 22 days).

Thomas died on 27/08/1933 at the North Middlesex County Hospital, Edmonton, aged 50. He and Marian had been living at 41 Cecil Avenue, Enfield. Administration was granted in London on 01/11/1933 to his widow Marian Kerswell Boswell. Thomas's effects totalled £1006 19s 6d.

Marian died on 22/01/1964 at St Michael's Hospital, Enfield, aged 81. She had still been living in the same house. Probate was granted om 13/04/1964 in London to Marjorie Ada Baxter (her daughter). Marian's effects totalled £299.


FREDERICK BOSWELL 06/02/1884-11/09/1910nxg

Born in Church Street, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 13/04/1884 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

In 1891 Frederick was living in the baker's shop, Brettenham (?) Road, Edmonton, Middlesex with his parents and siblings Ada, Leonard and Eva. There was also a lodger named George Chapman (journeyman baker). Class: RG12; Piece: 1082; Folio: 31; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6096192.

In 1901 Frederick was living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield, Middlesex with his parents and siblings Thomas, Leonard, Annie and Lucy. Frederick was employed as a registrar's clerk. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

Married Ethel Amy Parslow (b 23/11/1886 at 4 Mount Pleasant, New Lane, Enfield, Middlesex) on 04/07/1903 in All Saints Church,Hatcham Park, Lewisham. Frederick was 19 and a clerk. Ethel was only 16 years of age. The couple had been living at 56 Rexston street. The witnesses were Amy Parlow, Albert Henry Parslow and Adelaide Keenen.

Their children:

Ethel Violet 07/01/1904
Charles 01/10/1907

Ethel died on 24/10/1908 in the London Hospital,Whitechapel, London, aged 21. she and Frederick had been living at 2 Seaford Road, Enfield. Administration was granted in London on 25/11/1908 to her widower Frederick (vestry clerk). Ethel's effects totalled £68 0s 5d.

Frederick died on 11/09/1910 in Enfield, aged 26. He had been living at 82 Southbury Road, Enfield. Probate was granted in London on 24/10/1910 to his brother's Thomas (assistant sanitary inspector) and Leonard (assistant librarian). Frederick's effects totalled £241 2s 4d.

Personal details like places of birth are from the Brittain & Hurley Family Tree on Ancestry. Thank you Alexandra.


WILLIAM HENRY BOSWELL 14/11/1885-1971

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 03/01/1886 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

In 1891 William was at Market Place, Enfield. This was the home of his paternal grandfather, Charles Boswell (baker) and his daughter Annie. Class: RG12; Piece: 1085; Folio: 6; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6096195.

In 1901 William was living at 12 Church Lane, Enfield, Middlesex. This was the home of his paternal grandfather, Charles Boswell and his daughter Annie. William was employed as a commercial clerk.

Married Margaret Dobson Broomham (b abt, 1889 in Frome, Somerset) in Q3 1910 in St Andrews Church, Enfiled. The banns were published on August 7th, 14th and 21st.

In 1911 William and Margaret were living at 28 Avonwick Road, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex. William was employed as a shipping clerk. Class: RG14; Piece: 6829; Schedule Number: 286.

Their child:

William W 1911

Margaret died in Q3 1951 in the Brighton reg district, aged 62.

William died in the Hastings reg district, Sussex in Q3 1971, aged 85.


LEONARD BOSWELL 17/02/1887-05/04/1918

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 29/05/1887 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

In 1891 Leonard was living in the baker's shop, Brettenham (?) Road, Edmonton, Middlesex with his parents and siblings Ada, Frederick and Eva. There was also a lodger named George Chapman (journeyman baker). Class: RG12; Piece: 1082; Folio: 31; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6096192.

In 1901 Leonard was living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield, Middlesex with his parents and siblings Thomas, Frederick, Annie and Lucy. Leonard was employed as a library assistant. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

Leonard was confirmed in St Andrews, Enfield on 15/03/1905, aged 18 years. His future wife was also confirmed that day, as was his sister Eva. He was living at 9 Woodbreigh Villas, Burlegh Road.

In 1911 Leonard was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with his parents and siblings Eva, Annie and Lucy. Also living there was his orphaned niece and nephew, Ethel and Charles Boswell (Frederick's children). Leonard was employed as a sub librarian. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

Married Helen Maria Cunningham on 21/08/1915 in St Andrews Church, Enfield. Leonard was a 28 year old sub librarian, living at 3 Ladysmith Road. Helena was a 25 year old dressmaker living at 14 Fotheringham Road. The witnesses were Adam Cunningham (Helena's father)and Marion Rach Cunningham.

Leonard joined the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) for his war service. He was a Private and his serial number was 49583. He and Helena had been living at 40 Halstead Road, Enfield.

Leonard was killed in action in France and Flanders on 05/04/1918. He was buried in Pozieres cemetery, Somme, France. Administration (with will) was granted to his widow Helena on 01/08/1918. Leonard's effects totalled £211 2s.


EVA MARY BOSWELL 15/08/1888-23/03/1965

Born in Brettenham Road, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 25/12/1890 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

In 1891 Eva was living in the baker's shop, Brettenham (?) Road, Edmonton, Middlesex with her parents and siblings Ada, Frederick and Leonard. There was also a lodger named George Chapman (journeyman baker). Class: RG12; Piece: 1082; Folio: 31; Page: 1; GSU Roll: 6096192.

In 1901 Eva was at 4 River Front, Enfield, Middlesex. This was the home of her uncle and aunt, Thomas and Mary Scott and their son. Her sister Ada was also there that day. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 41; Page: 21.

Eva was confirmed on 15/03/1905 in St Andrew's, Enfiled, aged 16. Her brother Leonard (and his future wife) were also confirmed that day.

In 1911 Eva was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with her parents and siblings Leonard, Annie and Lucy. Also living there was his orphaned niece and nephew, Ethel and Charles Boswell (Frederick's children). Eva was working at home as a dressmaker. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

From 1929 to 1938 Eva lived at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfiled, although in 1932 to 1936, it was listed as 3 Kimberley Gardens.

In 1939 Eva's address was listed as 128 Wellington Road, Enfield. From 1963 to 1964 she was listed as living at 23 Manor Road, Enfield.

Spinster Eva died on 23/03/1965 in Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, aged 76.


ETHEL MAY BOSWELL 21/08/1891-1898

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 10/01/1896 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex.

Ethel died in the Edmonton reg district in Q1 1898, aged 6.


SYDNEY ARTHUR BOSWELL 21/01/1891-1892 *

Born inEdmonton, Middlesex.

Sydney died in Edmonton in Q3 1892, aged 1 year.


ANNIE MARGARET BOSWELL 1893-31/07/1968

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

In 1901 Annie was living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield, Middlesex with her parents and siblings Thomas, Frederick, Leonard and Lucy. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

Annie was confirmed in St Andrew's, Enfiel on 17/03/1909, aged 15.

In 1911 Annie was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with her parents and siblings Leonard, Eva and Lucy. Also living there was her orphaned niece and nephew, Ethel and Charles Boswell (Frederick's children). Annie was working at home as a dressmaker. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

It would appear that Annie lived with her sisters Eva and Lucy, looking at the London Electoral Registers. From 1929 to 1936 they lived at 3 Ladysmith Road, where it became 3 Kimberly Gardens and then 55 Cecil Road.

From 1963 to 1964 Annie and Eva lived at 24 Manor Road, Enfield.

Spinster Annie died on 31/07/1968 in Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, aged 75.


LUCY BOSWELL 27/06/1896-1959

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex.

Christened on 26/08/1900 in St Andrew's, Enfiel, Middlesex. The family were living at 9 Woodbreigh Villas, Bush Hill Park.

In 1901 Lucy was living at 9 Burlington Road, Enfield, Middlesex with her parents and siblings Thomas, Frederick, Leonard and Annie. Class: RG13; Piece: 1270; Folio: 96; Page: 38.

In 1911 Lucy was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with her parents and siblings Leonard, Eva and Annie. Also living there was her orphaned niece and nephew, Ethel and Charles Boswell (Frederick's children). Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

Lucy was confirmed in St Andrew's, Enfield on 20/03/1912, aged 15.

It would appear that Lucy lived with her sisters Eva and Annie, looking at the London Electoral Registers. From 1929 to 1938 they lived at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield, although in 1936 it was listed as 3 Kimberly Gardens. In 1949 Lucy was livbing at 128 Wellington Road, Enfield.

Spinster Lucy died in the Edmonton reg district (quite likely in Enfield) in Q4 1959, aged 63.


Children of James & Ada: grandchildren of Harriet & James, great grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

IVY NELLIE GODDEN 29/09/1893-1983

Born in Barcombe, Sussex.

In 1901 Nellie was living at 43 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent with her parents and siblings Arthur, William and baby Vera. Class: RG13; Piece: 757; Folio: 13; Page: 18.

In 1911 Ivy was employed as a general domestic servant at St Matthews Vicarage, South View, Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This was the home of Arthur Amphlett Grey (clergyman) and his family. Class: RG14; Piece: 4066; Schedule Number: 1.

Spinster Ivy died in Q1 1983 in the Tunbridge Wells reg district, Kent, aged 89.


ARTHUR JAMES GODDEN 1895-24/09/1915

Born in Barcombe, Sussex.

In 1901 Arthur was living at 43 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent with his parents and siblings Nellie, William and baby Vera. Class: RG13; Piece: 757; Folio: 13; Page: 18.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 34 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge (the Post Office) with his parents and siblings Willie, Ruby and Victor. Arthur was employed as a chemist's apprentice . Class: RG14; Piece: 4074; Schedule Number: 198.

Arthur was attested in Tonbridge Wells, Kent on 08/09/1914. He became 2169 Private Godden of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

Arthur was medically examined in Tonbridge Wells on 04/09/1914 and he declared his age to be 20 years and 154 days. Arthur stood 6' 1" tall with an expanded chest measurement of 37 1/2 ". He had blue eyes, dark hair and a fresh complexion and he was employed as a chemist.

Arthur served at home from 08/09/1914 to 25/07/1915, a total of 321 days. He then joined the ecxpoditionary force and was posted to France on 26/07/1915. He served a total of 61 days there, making his Army career span 382 days.

Arthur joined the 7th Battalion on 09/09/1914. He was appointed unpaid Lance Corporal on 18/02/1915 and then promoted to Corporal on 22/09/1915.

Two days after his promotion, on 24/09/1915, Arthur was wounded in battle on the Somme and died of his wounds. He is buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. His mother, Ada, collected his medals.


WILLIAM HENRY GODDEN 06/12/1896-1975

Born in Barcombe, Sussex.

In 1901 William was living at 43 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent with his parents and siblings Nellie, Arthur and baby Vera. Class: RG13; Piece: 757; Folio: 13; Page: 18.

In 1911 Willie was living at 34 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge (the Post Office) with his parents and siblings Arthur, Ruby and Victor. Willie was employed as a grocer's assistant (quite possibly by his father). Class: RG14; Piece: 4074; Schedule Number: 198.

Willim was attested on 09/09/1914 in Tonbridge Wells. He was 19 years 272 days. He became Private G/2197 of the 4th Battalion Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) in Maidstone, Kent.

William was examined in Tonbridge Wells on 04/09/1914 by Doctor C Haw W Dyer. His height was 5' 9 1/2", his expanded chest measurement was 38". William had dark hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion and a good physical development. His profession was gardener.

According to his records, William was posted to 7th Battalion on 10/09/1914. On 09/04/1915 he was appointed a Lance Corporal. He was promoted to Corporal on 06/07/1916. William was posted to 3rd Battalion on 25/11/1916, promoted to Sergeant on 04/10/1916, transferred on 19/04/1917 to the 103rd Trainingl Reserves Battalion, (where his number became 57575), then transferred to the 3rd Battalion on 14/12/1917. On 06/09/1919, William was re (something) to the 7th Battalion and posted. William was posted to 8th En Proceede and to the 7th Batallion on 05/01/1918. He joined the Battalion on 11/01/1918 and on 16/04/1918 he was reported as Missing In Action. On 07/09/1918 it was accepted that William was a Prisoner of War in Germany. On 02/02/1919 William was repatriated to England.

William spent some time in the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester. He was there a total of 49 days, from 25/11/1916 until 12/01/1917. His illness stated R.B 2nd forearm (L).

During his time in the Army, William served at home from 09/09/1914 until 25/07/1915 (320 days), as part of the British Expaditionary Force from 26/07/1915 to 24/11/1916 (1 year and 122 days) and then back home again from 25/11/1916 until he was demobbed (no date on the form).

William was wounded in action on 24/01/1916 but was luckier than his brother Arthur as he recovered. He was also wounded in action again on 24/11/1916, with a bullet wound to the left forearm and abdomen. William was a P.O.W., having been captured on 21/03/1918(?) in Moy.

William received his British War and Victory Medal on 12/07/1921. They were posted to him at 34 Hadlow Road.

Did he marry Mary E M Packham in the Tonbridge reg district in Q2 1923?

William died in the Tobridge reg district in Q4 1975, aged 79.


VERA MARY GODDEN 17/04/1900-1991

Born in Tonbridge, Kent.

In 1901 baby Vera was living at 43 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent with her parents and siblings Nellie, Arthur and William. Class: RG13; Piece: 757; Folio: 13; Page: 18.

In 1911 Vera was at 3 Hanover Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This was the home of her maternal uncle, Arthur Martin (dairyman) and his family. Class: RG14; Piece: 4061; Schedule Number: 3.

Married Harry Charles Baden Powell Tully (b 1900 in the Tonbridge reg district) in Q2 1924 in Tonbridge.

Their child:

Colin Arthur F 1926

Harry died in Tonbridge on 06/12/1953, aged 53. He and Vera had been living at 35 Kings Road, Tonbridge. Administration (with will) was granted in London on 22/01/1953 to his widow Vera. Harry's effects totalled £2756 10s 10d.

Vera died in the Haywards Heath reg district, Westr Sussex in Q4 1991, aged 91.


RUBY ANNIE GODDEN 15/10/1904-????

Born in Tonbridge, Kent.

In 1911 Ruby was living at 34 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge (the Post Office) with her parents and siblings Arthur, Willie and Victor. Class: RG14; Piece: 4074; Schedule Number: 198.

Married Clarence George Hookway (b 30/01/1906 in Canterbury, Kent) in Q2 1932 in Tonbridge.

Ruby and Clarence had a son who may still be alive.

Clarence died in Q3 1987 in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, Kent, aged 81

Ruby died in Tonbridge in Q2 1993, aged 88.


VICTOR CHARLES GODDEN 06/07/1907-1973

Born in Tonbridge, Kent.

In 1911 Victor was living at 34 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge (the Post Office) with his parents and siblings Arthur, Willie and Ruby. Class: RG14; Piece: 4074; Schedule Number: 198.

Victor died in Q1 1973 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, aged 65.


Children of Cicely & Philip: grandchildren of Alice & Edgar, great grandchildren of Robert & Ann, 2x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

PHILIP RANGER GUEST 20/11/1908-1988

Born in Beneden, Kent.

In 1911 Philip was living at Colebarn,Benenden, Cranbrook with his parents and baby brother John. There was also a general domestic servant there named Kate Spratford. Class: RG14; Piece: 4200; Schedule Number: 54.

Married Vera Heddow Robins (b 25/01/1910 in in the Tonbridge reg district, Kent in Q4 1937.

Philip and Vera possibly had 2 daughters who may still be alive.

Philip died in Q2 1988 in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, aged 88.

Vera died in Q4 1998 in the Ludlow reg district, Herefordshire/Shropshire, aged 88.


JOHN RANGER GUEST 14/11/1910-1975

Born in Beneden, Kent.

In 1911 baby John was living at Colebarn,Benenden, Cranbrook with his parents and brother Philip. There was also a general domestic servant there named Kate Spratford. Class: RG14; Piece: 4200; Schedule Number: 54.

Married Cecily Margaret Ashdown (b 1908 in Rye, Sussex) in Cranbrook in Q1 1939.

I believe John and Cecily had a son, who may still be alive. There may have had several other children but because brother Roy also married an Ashdown, I do not know which child is which.

Cecily died in the Maidstone reg district, Kent in Q1 1954, aged 45

John died in the Hastings reg district, Sussex in Q2 1975, aged 64.


ROY RANGER GUEST 29/05/1914-1991

Born in Cranbrook, Kent.

Married Lilian Jennie Ashdown (b 02/01/1914 in Marylebone, Middlesex) in Q4 1946 in the Maidstone reg district.

Roy died in Q2 1991 in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, Kent, aged

Lilian died in Q4 1999 in the Tonbridge Wells reg district, aged 85.


Children of Caleb & Grace: grandchildren of George & Elizabeth, great grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

PHILIP CALEB FISHER 1912-1998

Born in the Saskatchewan, Canada.

In 1916 Philip was living at 23 Saltcoats, Saskatchewan with his parents and brother Kenneth.

Married Dorothy Gwendolyn White (b 13/03/1923).

Philip and Dorothy had 6 daughters and a son, all but one are still alive.

Philip died in 1998 in Fort Qu'Appele, Saskatchewan, aged 85.

Dorothy died on 11/06/2006 in Fort Qu'Appele, aged 83.


KENNETH VERDUN FISHER 04/04/1916-19/11/2011

Born in the Dysart, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In 1916 Kenneth was living at 23 Saltcoats, Saskatchewan with his parents and brother Philip.

Married Evangeline McDowell (b 01/01/1923 in Griffin, Saskatchewan) in Saskatchewan on 15/08/1945. The temperature that day was 100 degrees F.

Kenneth and Evangeline had 2 sons and a daughter who are still living.

Evangeline died on 20/09/2008 in Regina, aged 85.

Kenneth died on 19/11/2011 in Regina, Saskatchewna, aged 95.BR>

Children of George & Alice: grandchildren of George & Elizabeth, great grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

MAUD ELIZABETH FISHER 13/11/1913-1992

Born in Crofton, Orpington, Kent.

Married Geoffrey Horace Ernest Merrell (b 30/01/1916 in the Lewisham reg district, Kent) in Q3 1948 in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

In 1896 Maud and Geoffrey were living at 36 Sherwood Way, Beckenham, Kent.

Geoffrey died in Q4 1991 in the Bromley reg district, aged 71.

Maud died in Q3 1992 in the Bromley reg district, aged 78.>/P>

Maud died in Q3 1992 in the Bromley reg district, aged 78.


CALEB GEORGE FISHER 09/08/1917-2003

Born in the Orpingtont, Kent.

Married May Lochran (b 03/06/1918)

George and Mary had a son who is still alive.

Caleb died in Q4 2003 in the Bromley reg district, aged 86.


Child of Elizabeth & Ernest: grandchild of George & Elizabeth, great grandchild of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchild of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

LILIAN G DAWSON 1911-????

Born in the Lewisham reg district.

Nothing else is known about her.


Child of Maud & Arthur: grandchild of George & Elizabeth, great grandchild of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchild of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

ARTHUR G DUCKETT 1915-????

Born in the Lewisham rge district, London.

Did he marry Peggy R Thompson in Q3 1939 in the Bromley reg district, Kent?

Nothing else is known about him.


Children of Reginald & Alice: grandchildren of Laura & John, great grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

ARTHUR JAMES DUNMALL 06/02/1916-1995

Born in the Dartford reg district.

I believe Arthur married Olga Rowena Knight (02/04/1915 in the Newport M reg district, Glamorgan, Wales) in Q4 1938 in the Poole reg district, Dorset

Olga died in Q4 1993 in the South East reg district of Hampshire, aged 78.

Arthur died in Q3 1995 in the South East reg district of Hampshire, aged 79.


REX A S DUNMALL 1920-1938

Born in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

Rex died in Sevenoaks, Kent in Q2 1938, aged 18.


Children of Lucy & Albert: grandchildren of Laura & John, great grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

KENNETH GEORGE CLAPSON 29/07/1920-1993

Born in the Bromley, Kent.

Married Peggy M Butler in Q4 1949 in the Portsmouth reg district, Hampshire.

Kenneth and Peggy had a son who may well be alive still.

Kenneth served in the Royal Navy and between 1944 and 1963 he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He was a Petty Officer at that time.

Kenneth died in Bromley in Q1 1993, aged 73.


ARTHUR E CLAPSON 1926-1930

Born in the Bromley, Kent.

Arthur died in Bromley in Q1 1930, aged 4.


Children of Laura & Edwin: grandchildren of Laura & John, great grandchildren of Caleb & Rebecca, 2x great grandchildren of Robert & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

LAURA L LEEDS 1919-????

Born in the Bromley reg distric, Kent.

Nothing else is known of her.


BERYL LEEDS 1930-????

Born in the Malling reg distric, Kent.

Nothing else is known of her.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 7


Child of Walter & Winifred: grandchild of Frederick & Emily, great grandchild of Sarah & John, 2x great grandchild of Edward & Mary, 3x great grandchild of Mary & Jeffery, 4x great grandchild of James & Elizabeth

ALAN GILBERT HUNT 24/10/1928-1989

Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Married Jean Zillah Stewart (b 26/04/1930) on 13/09/1952 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Jean died in Q3 1980 in the Fleetwood reg district, Lancashire, aged 50.

Alan died in Blackpoo reg district, Lancashire in Q1 1989, aged 60.


Children of Ada & Arthur: grandchildren of Martha & Frederick, great grandchildren of Harriet & James, 2x great grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 4x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 5x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

ARTHUR BOSWELL ROUTLEDGE 14/12/1903-1987

Born in Walthamstow, Essex.

Arthur was christened on 23/01/1904 in St Andrew's Church, Enfield, Middlesex. The family were living at 17 Union Street, walthamstow at the time.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 17 Union Road, Walthamstow with his parents and brother Eric. Class: RG14; Piece: 9685; Schedule Number: 189a.

In 1942 Arthur was employed as an accountancy clerk.

Married Dorothy Elizabeth V Grant(b 04/06/1908) in Q2 1956 in the Hastings reg district, East Sussex.

Dorothy died in Q3 1984 in the Hastings and Rother reg district, aged 76.

Arthur died in Q4 1987 in the Hastings and Rother reg district, aged 82.


ERIC CHARLES ROUTLEDGE 1907-03/05/1942

Born in Walthamstow, Essex.

In 1911 Eric was living at 17 Union Road, Walthamstow with his parents and brother Arthur. Class: RG14; Piece: 9685; Schedule Number: 189a.

Eric joined the Army as part of the WW2 campaign. He was a Gunner, serial number 1129826, in the Royal Artillery.

Eric was killed in action in Gibraltor on 03/05/1942, aged 34. He was buried in the local cemetery there.

Eric had been living at 54 Albert Road, Walthomstow before he went to war. Probate was granted in Oxford on 30/06/1942 to his brother Arthur (accountancy clerk). Eric's effects totalled £1590 19s 9d.


Children of Thomas & Marian: grandchildren of Martha & Frederick, great grandchildren of Harriet & James, 2x great grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 4x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 5x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

DOROTHY MARION BOSWELL 1910-15/03/1971

Born in Enfield, Middlesex.

In 1911 Dorothy was living at 88 Fotheringham Roadd, Enfield with her parents. Also there that day (possibly living there) were her maternal aunts, Emily Sarah Eva Moses (embroideress) and Mabel Ethel Moses. Class: RG14; Piece: 7412; Schedule Number: 56.

Married Ernest L Axleson in Q3 1938 in the Edmonton reg district (this included Enfield).

Dorothy died on 15/03/1971 in Tasmania, Australia.


MARJORIE ADA BOSWELL 30/08/191-2006

Born in Enfield, Middlesex.

Married Eric W Baxter in Q 3 1943 in the Edmonton reg district (this included Enfield).

I believe Marjorie and Eric had a son and a daughter who may still be alive.

Marjorie died in Q2 2006 in the Chichester reg district, West Sussex, aged 95.


Children of Frederick & Ethel: grandchildren of Martha & Frederick, great grandchildren of Harriet & James, 2x great grandchildren of Joseph & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 4x great grandchildren of Mary & Jeffery, 5x great grandchildren of James & Elizabeth

ETHEL VIOLET BOSWELL 07/10/1904-02/03/1989

Born in St James Road, Enfield, London.

In 1911 Ethel was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with her brother Charles. This was the home of their paternal grandmother, Martha Boswell and her 3 children. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

Ethel was confirmed on 25/03/1918 at St Andrew's Church, Enfield, aged 14.

Ethel was still living at the same address in 1930.

Married Victor Herbert Edwards ( b 19/02/1901 in South View, Holmwood Road, Enfield)on 01/08/1931 in St George's, Enfiled.

Victor died on 25/06/1967 in the Deaconess Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 66.

Ethel died on 02/03/1989 at Derby Road, Ponders End, Middlesex, aged 85.

Exact dates and places are from the Shepher/Paine/Jones/Dawson Family Tree on Ancestry.

CHARLES BOSWELL 01/10/1907-06/11/1965===

Born in 38 Alberta Road, Bush Hill Park, Edmonton London.

In 1911 Charlesl was living at 3 Ladysmith Road, Enfield Town with his sister Ethel. This was the home of their paternal grandmother, Martha Boswell and her 3 children. Class: RG14; Piece: 7413; Schedule Number: 248.

Charles was still living at the same address in 1930.

Married Kathleen Mary Galyer (b 24/08/1909 in Carshalton, Surrey) on 22/06/1935 in Enfield.

Their child:

David Charles 14/11/1939

Charles died on 06/11/1965 at the County Hospital, Clacton on Sea, Essex. He and Kathleen had been living at 7 Bertram Avenue, Little |Clacton. Probate was granted in London on 17/12/1965 to The Yorkshire Insurance Company Limited. Charles's effects totalled £5031.

Kathleen died on 18/12/1987 in Colchester, essex, aged 78.


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