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HENRY MUGRIDGE c1781-19/12/1847

Born in Hastings, Sussex according to the census.

Worked as a bricklayer.

Married Mildred Fox in Eastbourne on 01/05/1801. Mildred signed her name as Milly.

Their children:

John 1801 (c) 15/10/1801
Mary 1802 (c) 20/11/1802
Thomas1804 (c) 12/04/1804
Ann 1806 (c) 01/02/1806
Henry 1807 (c) 12/10/1807
Charles 1810 (c) 23/10/1810
Edward 1813 (c) 06/06/1813
Richard 01/02/1816 (c) 03/03/1816
Alfred 1818 (c) 30/08/1818

Mildred died in 1827 and was buried in All Saints Church, Hastings on 26/06/1827, aged 45.

In 1841 Henry was living at Wood Mow in the All Saints Parish in Hastings. He was working as a bricklayer. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 33; Page: 22; Line: 11; GSU roll: 464158.

Henry died on 19/12/1847 in Wellington Court, Hastings and was buried on 24/12/1847 in All Saints Church.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 2


Children of Henry & Mildred


JOHN MUGRIDGE 1801-1851

Born in Eastbourne, Sussex.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church on 15/10/1802.

Married Ann Whybourn, (b abt 1806 in Hastings) on 26/01/1824 in St Clements Church, Hastings.

Henry 1826 (c) 04/10/1826
Mary Ann 1828 (c) 16/07/1828
Charlotte 1830 (c) 02/04/1830
Harriett 1831(c)19/08/1831
John Alfred 1840 (c) 10/06/1840
Sarah Ann 1844 (c) 24/03/1844

In 1841 John and Ann were living in Hastings with their children Mary Ann, Charlotte and John. John was working as a baker. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 30; Page: 17; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

John died in Lewes in 1851.

In 1851 Ann was living in Lewes in the High Street. Ann is mentioned as Bakers Mrs under employment and she is widowed. Living with her were her children Mary Ann, Charlotte and Sarah Ann. Also living in the house with them was a 19 year old servant (errand boy) named William Shipton and a lodger named Isaac Barnden. He was an agricultural labourer and soon to become Ann's son in law. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 361; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1861 Ann was living in Lewes with her daughter Sarah Ann. She is listed as Ann Knight, wife of William. William was working as a master baker. I can find no marriage for these 2, there is an age difference of 22 years (Ann 56, William 34) and Sarah Ann is listed as daughter in law so I am not certain they were married. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542666.

I cannot find Ann in 1871.

Ann possibly died in Lewes in Q3 1875 if she remained a Mugridge.


MARY MUGRIDGE 1802-????

Born in Eastbourne.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church on 30/11/1802.

A Mary Mugridge was buried in Eastbourne on 31/05/1808 which may well be her. I can find no marriage for her or any further information on her in any of the censi, so I am assuming it was her.


THOMAS MUGRIDGE 12/04/1804-1804 ?

Born in Eastbourne.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church on 12/04/1804.

Did Thomas died in Eastbourne in 1804? There is a burial for a Thomas on 17/12/1804 in St Mary's.


ANN MUGRIDGE 1806-1854

Born In Eastbourne, Sussex.

Christened in St Mary's Church, Eastbourne on 01/02/1806.

Married William Bartlet Enefer (b abt 1810 in Hastings) in All Saints Church on 09/05/1832.

Their children:

Henry 1832
Samuel 1834
Ann 1836
William 1838
Sarah Mildred 1840
John 1842

In 1841 Ann and William were living in the All Saints district of Hastings (the Old Town as is now) with their children William and baby Sarah. William was employed as a fisherman. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 33; Page: 22; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Ann (named as Nanny on this census) and William were living in the Old Town still, in the St Clements district with their children William, Sarah and John. William was employed as a bricklayer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 293; Page: 35; GSU roll: 193538.

Ann died in Hastings in 1854 and was buried in St Clements Church on 10/08/1854, aged 48.

William then married widow Elizabeth Down (nee Putland) in Hastings on 25/12/1855.

In 1861 William and Elizabeth were living at 29 Albion Street, Halton, Hastings with his daughter Sarah and 4 of Elizabeth's sons. William was employed as a bricklayers labourer. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 175; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 William and Elizabeth were living at 7 Lennox Street, Hastings. William was employed as a labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 1023; Folio: 97; Page: 42; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1881 William and Elizabeth were still living at 7 Lennox Street. Elizabeth's son, George Down (general labourer) was living with them. William was employed as a coal labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 1023; Folio: 97; Page: 42; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 William and Elizabeth were still living at 7 Lennox Street and George (labourer) still lived with them. William was still working as a labourer at the age of 81. Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 92; Page 29; GSU roll: 6095870.

William died in Hastings in 1893.


HENRY MUGRIDGE 1807-1808?

Born in Eastbourne.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church on 12/10/1807.

Did Henry died in Eastbourne in 1808? There is a burial for a Henry in St Mary's on 10/11/1808.


CHARLES MUGRIDGE 1810-1879

Born in Eastbourne.

Christened in St Mary's Church, Eastbourne on 23/09/1810. Charles's mother was named as Milchia.

Married Mary Whybourn in St Mary in the Castle, Hastings on 19/12/1831. I wonder if she was the sister of Ann Whybourn.

Their children:

Mary 1832 (c) 29/11/1832 +
Mildred 1834(c) 11/06/1834
Fanny 1838(c) 03/01/1838

Mary possibly died in Q2 1839 in Hastings.

In 1841 Charles was living in Hill Street Hastings with his daughters Mary and Fanny. Also in the house that day was a Mercy Whybourn. Could this be his brother Richard's future wife? It also leads me to suspect that the Whybourn girls were all sisters. Charles was employed as a ? mason. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 5; Civil Parish: St Clement; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 29; Page: 22; Line: 10; GSU roll: 464158.

Charles then married Harriet Payne (nee Balcombe), (b abt 1807 in Laughton, Sussex) in St Nicholas's Church, Brighton on 16/10/1843.

Their children:

Anne 1844 (c) 28/07/1844
Charles 1848(c) 24/09/1848

In 1851 Charles and Harriet were living in the High Street, St Annes, Lewes with Charles's daughter Fanny and their children Ann and Charles. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Harriet and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Charles was working as a labourer - rail. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1861 Charles and Harriet were living in the same place with their children Ann and Charles. Charles was now employed as a journeyman bricklayer. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 11; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542666.

In 1871 Charles and Harriet were still living in the same place and Charles was working as a bricklayer. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 9; Page: 26; GSU roll: 827492.

Charles died in the Lewes reg district in Q4 1879.


EDWARD MUGRIDGE 1813-30/04/1867

Edward was born in Hastings.

He was christened in St Clements Church, Hastings on 06/06/1813.

Married Mary Weller in Fairlight on 20/10/1833.

Their child:

Henry 1834 (c) 26/02/1834

There is a death for Mary Mugridge in Q2 1839.

Mary was buried in All Saints Church on 03/05/1839, aged 26 years.

I cannot find Edward in 1841.

On 05/11/1844 Edward married a heavily pregnant Rachel Ann Breeds (b abt. 1822 in Hastings, Sussex).

They lived all their married life in the Old Town area of Hastings.

Their children:

Mildred 1844 (c) 20/11/1844
Rachel 1846(c) 15/07/1846
Caroline 1848 (c) 26/04/1848
Harriet 1850(c) 13/03/1850
Henrietta 1852(c) 11/02/1852
John Edward 1853
Anne Rebecca 1857 (c) 18/02/1857
Mary Anne Catherine 1860 (c) 22/03/1860
Alfred 1863 (c) 14/07/1863
Emma 1863(c) 14/07/1863

In 1851 Edward and Rachel were living in Tackleway (up on the East Hill in Hastings Old Town) with their children Caroline and Harriet. Lodging there were James Samson (railway labourer) and Charles Bird (railway labourer). Edward was working as a bricklayer come labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 142; Page: 18; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Edward and Rachel were living in Saints Passage, in Hastings Old Town with their children Harriett, Henrietta, John and Mary Ann. Edward was still working as a labourer. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 28; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542662.

Edward died in Hasting on 30/04/1867.

In 1871 Rachel was lodging at 5 Post Office Passage, in the Old Town with her children Henrietta (Etty), John (Edward) and Emma. Rachel's job was a lodging housekeeper. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 63; Page: 52; GSU roll: 827475.

In Q4 1874, in Hastings Rachel married Joseph White, a widower with several children.

In 1881 Rachel and Joseph were living in the Ship Inn, 23 Bourne Street, Hastings Old Town with Rachel's daughter Emma and 3 of Joseph's children. Joseph was the publican Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 82; Page: 12; GSU roll: 1341242.

Rachel died in 1884.


RICHARD MUGRIDGE 1816-01/12/1892

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened on 03/03/1816 at All Saints Church. His parents were recorded as Henry, a bricklayer and Amelia.

Richard first went to see as a boy in 1833.

Richard enroled in the Royal Navy and spent 3 years in the service. His seaman's Ticket No. 245019 was issued on 09/09/1845 in Rye, Sussex.

Married Mercy Whybourn (b 1818) on 16/05/1842 in St Marys in the Castle, Hastings. The witnesses at their wedding were Mary Ann Mugridge and William Whybourne. The address given for both Richard and Mercy was George Street (a quaint little street just a short walk from the Chapel).

Their children:

Mildred 1845 (c) 03/12/1845
Richard 09/09/1850 (c) 29/01/1851
George Evans31/12/1853 (c) 09/12/1864
Henry 29/06/1856(c) 09/12/1864
Thomas 25/08/1859(c) 09/12/1864
Mercy12/11/1860(c) 09/12/1864

In 1851 Richard and Mercy were living at 6 Woods Passage, Hastings with their children Mildred and Richard. Richard was working as a bricklayer (taking after his father). Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 143; Page: 21; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Richard and Mercy were living at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with their children Richard, George, Henry, Thomas and Mercy. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Mercy was living at 10 East Street, Hastings with her children George, Henry and Mercy. Mercy was listed as the head of the house and she is still married. I have not yet managed to find Richard. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 59; Page: 43; GSU roll: 827475.

Mercy died on 23/08/1875 in Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, aged 57.

Richard died in Battle, Sussex on 01/12/1892. I am not sure if this is the right Richard. There was a Richard Mugridge, born in Battle about the same year, so this may well be him.

Information from Chris Moss.


ALFRED MUGRIDGE 1818-1853

Alfred was born in Hastings.

He was christened in All Saints Church on 30/08/1818.

Married Harriet Mitchell (b 1821 in Ashburnham, Sussex) in All Saints Church on 16/05/1846.

Their children:

Hannah 1848 (c) 10/11/1848
Alfred 1852(c) 13/02/1852

In 1851 Alfred and Harriet were living at 6 Pelham Crescent and Alfred had followed the family tradition and was working as a bricklayer. Harriet was employed as a cook. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 371; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193538.

I was told by a family member that Alfred helped dig and build the tunnel between Hastings Station and St Leonards Warrior Square Station. The dirt from that dig was used to make Havelock Road (a road running from the station to the town 'centre', which is where Alfred's grandson Caleb lived just before he died.

Alfred died in 1853 and was buried on 29/04/1853 in St Mary's in the Castle. This church was 2 doors down from the house he lived in.

Harriet then went on to marry Edgar Cheal and had a daughter and a son by him.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 3


Children of John & Ann: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


HENRY MUGRIDGE 1826-1827

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 04/10/1826.

Henry died in Hastings and was buried at All Saints Church on 02/03/1827, aged 6 months.


MARY ANN MUGRIDGE 1828-????

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 16/07/1828.

In 1841 Mary Ann was living in Hastings with her parents and siblings Charlotte and John. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 30; Page: 17; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Mary Ann was living in the High Street, Lewes, Sussex with her widowed mother and siblings Charlotte and Sarah Ann. Also living in the house with them was a 19 year old servant (errand boy) named William Shipton and a lodger named Isaac Barnden (agricultural labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 361; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

Married Isaac Barnden (b 1826 in Lewes) in Lewes in Q4 1851.

Their children:

Mary Ann 1854
Charlotte 1858
Alfred1859
Emma 1863

In 1861 Mary Ann and Isaac were living at the back of North Street, Lewes with their children Mary Ann, Charlotte and Alfred. Isaac was employed as a bun (or run) house keeper. Class: RG9; Piece: 587; Folio: 61; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542667.

Isaac died in Lewes in Q1 1866, aged 40.

Her child:

George 1870

In 1871 Mary Ann (transcribed as Bawden) was living in 4 Garden Cottages, St Thomas, Sussex with her children Alfred, Emma and George. Mary Ann's employment was listed as formerly beer house keeper. There was also a lodger named William Brown (moulder). Class: RG10; Piece: 1068; Folio: 48; Page: 34; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Mary Ann was living at 9 Priory Street, Southover, Lewes with her sons Alfred and George. She was employed as a shop keeper. Class: RG11; Piece: 1071; Folio: 59B; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Mary Ann was living in the same place with her children Alfred, Emma and George. There was also a grandson named Frederick Branden (Emma's) living with them, along with a boarder named Alfred Redman (railway servant). Mary Ann was employed as a general shop keeper. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 107; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095908.

In 1901 Mary Ann was living at 5 Priory Place, Southover with a lodger by the name of Harriet Davis. Mary Ann was described as retired from General Shops. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 20; Page: 7.

In 1911 Mary Ann was at the home of her daughter Mary Ann and her husband Joseph at 8 Westgate Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex.

There is a death for a Mary Ann Barnden in Q2 1911 in Eastbourne, not too far from Lewes so may well be her.


CHARLOTTE MUGRIDGE 1830-1883

Born in Hastings.

Christened in St Clements Church, Hastings on 02/04/1830.

In 1841 Charlotte was living in Hastings with her parents and siblings Mary Ann and John. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 30; Page: 17; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Charlotte was living in the High Street, Lewes, Sussex with her widowed mother and siblings Mary Ann and Sarah Ann. Also living in the house with them was a 19 year old servant (errand boy) named William Shipton and a lodger named Isaac Barnden (agricultural labourer). Isaac was soon to become Charlotte's brother in law. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 361; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

Married Thomas Tunner (b 1827 in Lewes) in Q3 1851 in Hastings. I checked the image on Free BMD and it says Tunner, although in the censi they are known as Tanner.

Their child:

Annie 1855

In 1861 Charlotte and Thomas were living in Winter's Yard, High Street, Lewes with their daughter Annie. Thomas was employed as a ? baker (looks like formerly). Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 10; Page: 14; GSU roll: 542666.

Charlotte married William Grover (b 1839 in Lewes) in Q1 1871 in the Steyning reg district, Sussex.

In 1871 Charlotte and William were living at 17 Hanover (?) Street, Brighton with Charlotte's daughter Annie. I cannot decipher William's occupation, it looks like ?man. Class: RG10; Piece: 1078; Folio: 36; Page: 5; GSU roll: 827497.

In 1881 Charlotte and William were living at 15 Fleet Street, Brighton with her daughter Annie. There is also a lodger by the name of James Andrews (retired greengrocer) living there. William was employed as an iron driller, railway works. Class: RG11; Piece: 1087; Folio: 63; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341256.

Charlotte died in Brighton in Q1 1883.

In 1891 William was a boarder at 19 Brewer Street, Brighton. This was the home of Annie Steer, his step daughter. William was working as a machinist, as was Annie. The other lodger's in the house were Sarah Maynard and her 2 daughters and a Nellie Williams. Class: RG12; Piece: 809; Folio 16; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095919.

In 1901 William is living at 62 Coleman Street, Brighton. He was employed as a drilling machinist. Living in the house with him were Sarah Maynard (dressmaker with her own account) and her daughters Edith and Charlotte. Class: RG13; Piece: 924; Folio: 44; Page: 22.

Wiliam died in Q2 103 in Brighton.


HARRIETT MUGRIDGE 1831-1832

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 19/08/1831.

Harriet died in Hastings and was buried at All Saints Church on 06/08/1832, aged 1 year.


JOHN ALFRED MUGRIDGE 1840-1844

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 10/06/1840.

In 1841 John was living in Hastings with his parents and siblings Mary Ann and Charlotte. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 30; Page: 17; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

John died in Lewes in Q1 1844.


SARAH ANN MUGRIDGE 1844-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

Christened in St Anne Church, Lewes on 24/03/1844.

In 1851 Sarah Ann was living in the High Street, Lewes, Sussex with her widowed mother and siblings Mary Ann and Charlotte. Also living in the house with them was a 19 year old servant (errand boy) named William Shipton and a lodger named Isaac Barnden (agricultural labourer). Isaac was soon to become Sarah Ann's brother in law. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 361; Page: 5; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1861 Sarah Ann was still living in the High Street in Lewes with her mother and step father - Ann and William Knight. Sarah is listed as daughter in law?!! She is employed as a shop woman, bakers. Possibly working with her step father who was a master baker. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542666.

Possibly married Edwin Brindley Smith (b 1841 in the St James, Westminster reg district, London) in Plumstead Parish Church, Greenwich, London on 03/05/1863. Sarah Ann was 19 and Edwin a 22 year old printer. The couple had both been residing in Plumstead prior to ther marriage. The witnesses were William Thomas Hensby and Esther Hensby.

In 1871 Sarah was working as a housekeeper at 5 Pevensey Road, Brighton. The head of the house is Mathew Walker (income from annuities). Sarah is listed as wife, although Mathew Walker is unmarried. Also employed there were Mary Ann and Charlotte Barnden, nieces of Sarah Ann, Class: RG10; Piece: 1079; Folio: 72; Page: 9; GSU roll: 827497.

In 1881 the widowed Sarah Ann is back in London, living as the head of the house at 43 Howbury Road, Peckham, Camberwell, London. Visiting that day is 11 year old Caroline Carelin (or Cardlin). Class: RG11; Piece: 687; Folio: 22; Page: 39; GSU roll: 1341159.

Nothing more is known of her.


Children of Ann & William: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


HENRY ENEFER 1832-1833

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in All Saints Church on 10/10/1832.

Henry died in Hastings in 1833


SAMUEL ENEFER 1834-1834

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Samuel died in Hastings in 1834 and was buried in All Saints Church on 24/12/1834.


ANN ENEFER 1836-1839

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in All Saints Church on 17/08/1836.

Ann died in Hastings in 1839 and was buried in All Saints Church on 24/12/1839, aged 3.


WILLIAM ENEFER 1838-1905

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in All Saints Church on 08/08/1838.

In 1841 William was living in the All Saints district of Hastings (the Old Town as is now) with his parents and baby sister, Sarah. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 33; Page: 22; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 William was were living in the Old Town still, in the St Clements district with his parents and siblings Sarah and John. William was employed as a jobber. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 293; Page: 35; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 William was an Able Seaman on the Pacific out of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Class: RG9; Piece: 4483; Folio: 113; Page: ; GSU roll: 543292.

Married Lucy Michael (b 1845 in Merthyr Tydvil, Wales) in Q4 1861 in the Stockton reg district, County Durham.

Their children:

Elizabeth Ann 1862
Rachael 1865
Sarah 1867

In 1871 William and Lucy were living at 6 Dalkin Street, Linthorpe, Yorkshire with their daughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Rachael. William was working as a sailor. Class: RG10; Piece: 4897; Folio: 16; Page: 26; GSU roll: 848008.

In 1881 William and Lucy were living at 9 Birks Street, Middlesborough, Yorkshire with their daughters Rachel and Sarah. William was employed as a general labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 4853; Folio: 43; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1342169.

In 1891 William and Lucy were still living in the same house with their daughter Sarah. Their grand daughter Gertrude (Rachael's daughter) was also there that day. William was employed as a dredger man. Class: RG12; Piece: 4010; Folio 75; Page 11; GSU roll: 6099120.

Lucy died in the Middlesborough reg district in Q1 1893.

William then married Fanny Lincoln (b 1853 in Landrick, Lincolnshire) in the the Middlesborough reg district in Q4 1897. Fanny was a widow with several children.

In 1901 William and Annie were living at 25 Lennox Street, Middlesborough with Annie's children Ada, Annie and Alice. There was also a boarder named Annie Rowntree. William was employed as a watchman at a shipyard. Class: RG13; Piece: 4582; Folio: 33; Page: 15.

William died in the Middlesborough reg district in Q2 1905.


SARAH MILDRED ENEFER 1840-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in All Saints Church on 06/01/1841.

In 1841 baby Sarah was iving in the All Saints district of Hastings (the Old Town as is now) with her parents and brother William. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 1; Civil Parish: All Saints; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 33; Page: 22; Line: 8; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Sarah was were living in the Old Town still, in the St Clements district with her parents and siblings William and John. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 293; Page: 35; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Sarah was living at 29 Albion Street, Halton, Hastings with her father, stepmother and 4 stepbrothers. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 175; Page: 32; GSU roll: 542662. .

Nothing else is currently known.


JOHN ENEFER 1842-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in All Saints Church on 21/09/1842.

In 1851 John was were living in the Old Town Hastings, in the St Clements district with his parents and siblings William and Sarah. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 293; Page: 35; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 John was employed as a cook onboard the Tysall, off Cromer, Norfolk. Class: RG9; Piece: 4457; Folio: 71; Page: ; GSU roll: 543289.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Charles & Mary: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MARY MUGRIDGE 1832-???

Possibly born in Hastings.

Christened there in St Mary in the Castle on 29/11/1832 +.

In 1841 Mary was living in Hill Street, Hastings Old Town with her parents and sister Fanny. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 5; Civil Parish: St Clement; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 29; Page: 22; Line: 10; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Mary was possibly employed as a general servant at Rose Hill Cottage, St Peter's, Brighton, Sussex. This was the home of widower Reuben Allcorn and his family. Class: HO107; Piece: 1645; Folio: 456; Page: 19; GSU roll: 193549-193550.

Nothing else is currently known.


MILDRED MUGRIDGE 1834-1835

Possibly born in Hastings.

Christened on 11/06/1834 in All Saints Church, Hastings.

Died in 1835, aged just 17 months, and was buried in All Saints Church on 10th October.


FANNY MUGRIDGE 1838-1925

Born in Cranbrook in Kent, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 03/01/1838.

In 1841 Fanny was living in Hill Street, Hastings Old Town with her parents and sister Mary. Class: HO107; Piece 1107; Book: 5; Civil Parish: St Clement; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 29; Page: 22; Line: 10; GSU roll: 464158.

In 1851 Fanny was living in the High Street, St Annes, Lewes with her father, step mother and half siblings Ann and Charles. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Harriet and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

Married James Tomsett (b abt 1839 in Lewes), in Q1 1856 in the Lewes reg district.

Their children:

Martha Ann 1856 (c) 08/03/1856 +
James 1857
Harriett 1859
George 1863 (c) 24/01/1863 +
Harry 1865
Mary Ann 1867
Emily 1870 (c) 22/11/1870 +
Albert 1873 (c) 28/08/1874 +
Fanny 26/12/1875 + (c) 25/10/1877 +
Edith 04/10/1877 + (c) 25/10/1877 +
James 1879 (c) 07/12/1879 +
Ernest William 1880 (c) 04/12/1881 +
Annie 1881 (c) 04/12/1881 +

In 1861 Fanny and James were living at 13 St John Street, Lewes with their children James and Harriet. Boarding with them were Henry Sommers (boot and shoemaker) and his wife. Living next door was James's father, George. James was employed as a bootmaker. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 91; Page: 11; GSU roll: 542666.

In 1871 Fanny and James were still in the same house with their children James, Harriet, Harry, Mary Ann and Emily. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). James's father still lived next door. James was employed as a bootmaker. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Fanny and James were still in the same house with their children Harry, Emily, Albert, Fanny and Ernest. Living next door was an Alfred Tomsett, possibly a brother of James. James was employed as a bootmaker. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Fanny and James had moved and were living in Hammersmith, London at 22 Adelaide Road with their son Ernest. James was still employed as a bootmaker. Class: RG12; Piece: 42; Folio 46; Page 24; GSU roll: 6095152.

In 1901 Fanny and James were living in Willow Vale Flat 2, 1 Victoria Villas, Hammersmith. James was employed as a boot exhibit. Class: RG13; Piece: 41; Folio: 130; Page: 40.

James died in Lewes in Q2 1906.

In 1911 Fanny was lodging in 1 room at 30 Cathnor Road, Shepherds Bush, London. She stated that she had been married for 54 years and had 12 children.

Fanny died in the Bromley reg district, Kent in 1925.


Children of Charles & Harriet: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ANNE MUGRIDGE 1844-1917

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

Christened there on 28/07/1844 in St Anne's, Church.

In 1851 Ann was living in the High Street, St Annes, Lewes with her parents, brother Charles and half sister Fanny. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Harriet and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1861 Anne was living in the High Street Lewes with her parents, brother Charles and half sister Fanny. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Ann's mother and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Ann was employed as a dressmakers assistant. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

Married Charles Henry Pender, (b abt 1829 in Falmouth, Cornwall), in the Brighton reg district in Q4 1865.

Their children:

Charles Henry 1866
Peter Turner 1867
Daniel James 1869 (c) 25/12/1869 +

In 1871 Ann and Charles were living in the High Street in Lewes with their sons Charles and Daniel. Charles was employed as a storekeeper at a Naval prison. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 10; Page: 27; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Ann and Charles were living at 4 New Street Lewes with their son Daniel. Charles was working as a storekeeper in a naval prison. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 71; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341253.

Charles died in Lewes in Q3 1885. He was buried in St John sub Castro, Lewes on 26/09/1885, aged 56.

In 1891 Ann was living at the back of Western Road, Lewes and was working as a needlewoman. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 25; Page 6; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 Ann was living at 7 Church Row, St John's, Sussex. Boarding in the house with her was Louisa Baker (general domestic servant). Ann was working as a dressmaker and she had her own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 110; Page: 22.

In 1911 Ann was boarding in Railway Cottage, Fornars(?) Wharf, Lewes. This was the home of William Saunders Day (railway platelayer).

Ann died in Lewes in Q4 1917 aged 73 years.


CHARLES MUGRIDGE 1848-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

Christened in St Anne's Lewes on 24/09/1848

In 1851 Charles was living in the High Street, St Annes, Lewes with his parents, sister Ann and half sister Fanny. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Harriet and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1861 Charles was living in the High Street Lewes with his parents, sister Ann and half sister Fanny. Also living there were lodgers William and Phil Payne (possibly relatives of Ann's mother and both railway labourers). There was also a visitor by the name of Harriet Balcombe (no occupation). Charles was employed as a printers assistant. Class: HO107; Piece: 1643; Folio: 374; Page: 30; GSU roll: 193546-193547.

In 1871 Charles was lodging at at 30 Mansion Street, Lambeth, London. This was the home of Joseph F Astell (commercial clerk) and his family. Charles was working as a printer. Class: RG10; Piece: 669; Folio: 35; Page: 24; GSU roll: 823326.

I can find no more about him.


Child of Edward & Mary: grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


HENRY MUGRIDGE 1834-1911

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there on 26/02/1834 in All Saints Church.

I cannot find Henry or his father in 1841, although I have tried lots of variants, they both remain illusive.

In 1851 Henry may well have been a prisoner in Hastings jail, up at Ore. He was a labourer. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 290; Page: 29; GSU roll: 193538.

If this was the correct Henry, he had a bit of a past regarding breaking the law. I believe the offence for which he was in jail this time was larceny. He was convicted on 31/01/1854 and sentenced to penal servitude of 8 years.

Previous visits before the court (supposing these are all the same Henry Mugridge) where as a 12 year old boy, convicted of larceny on 03/04/1846. For that crime he was sentenced to 10 days imprisonment and a whipping. On 09/07/1852 a Henry Mugridge was discharged by ? (can't read that word) at Hastings court. On 29/10/1852, a Henry Mugridge was convicted of larceny, a previous conviction proved and was sentenced to 9 months in prison. These may not all be the same Henry, spelt Muggridge, as a Henry Muggridge was convicted at Hastings court on 17/04/1851 of larceny. I ruled this out as my Henry on the census as that was taken at the beginning of the month and Henry would not have been in jail then.

In 1861 I cannot find the family.

Married Susannah May Kemp (b abt. 1843 in Ore, Sussex) in 1863 in Ewhurst, Sussex.

Their children:

Annie Louisa 1865 (c) 11/07/1865
Caroline 30/06/1866(c) 09/12/1866
Harry1868 (c) 14/06/1868
Ellen1871 (c) 12/02/1871
Charlotte1872(c) 30/10/1872
John Edward1875(c) 14/03/1875
William Henry1877(c) 09/09/1877
Henrietta1879(c) 14/12/1879
Charles 1882 (c) 14/01/1883
Henry14/01/1885 (c) 14/06/1885

In 1871 Henry and Susannah were living at 3 Bossoms Square, Hastings with their children Caroline and baby Ellen. Henry was emoloyed as a a labourer. Class: RG10; Piece: 1028; Folio: 80; Page: 13; GSU roll: 827474.

In 1881 Henry and Susannah were living at 2 Bossoms Square with their children Edward, William and Henrietta. Henry was still employed as a labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 81; Page: 10; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Henry and Susannah were still living in the same house with their children Edward, William, Henrietta, Charles and Henry. Henry was employed as a labourer still. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

In 1901 Henry and Susannah were still living in the same house with their children William, Charles and Henry. Henry was employed as a corporate labourer. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 54; Page: 18.

Henry possibly died in Hastings in Q1 1911.

In 1911 Susan (named as a widow) was still living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with her sons William, Charles and Henry. Susan was working as a midwife. Class: RG78; Piece: 203


Children of Edward & Rachel: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MILDRED MUGRIDGE 1844-1845

Born in Hastings, Sussex

Christened in All Saints Church on 20/11/1844.

Mildred died in Hastings in 1845 and was buried in All Saints Church in March 1845, aged just 4 months.


RACHEL MUGRIDGE 1846-1847

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church on 15/07/1846.

Rachel died in Hastings and was buried in All Saints Church on 14/04/1847, aged 10 months.


CAROLINE MUGRIDGE 1848-1881

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 26/04/1848.

In 1851 Caroline was living in Tackleway (up on the East Hill in Hastings Old Town) with her parents and sister Harriet. Lodging there were James Samson (railway labourer) and Charles Bird (railway labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 142; Page: 18; GSU roll: 193538.

Married Spencer Cramp (b abt 1842 in Hastings) in All Saints Church on 11/03/1867.

Their children:

Bessie 1871
Edward Joseph 1876
Rachel 14/07/1877

In 1871 Caroline and Spencer were living in Ferry Inn, Devon where Spencer was a sailor. Class: RG10; Piece: 2138; Folio: 34; Page: 59; GSU roll: 832033.

In 1881 they were back in Hastings, living in Beach Cottage. Spencer was now working as a naval painter. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 44; Page: 38; GSU roll: 1341242.

Caroline died in Q2 1881 in Hastings.

Spencer married Sophie Sleep on 08/01/1882 in St Andrews Church, Hastings and they had 5 sons and 1 daughter: Samuel, Spencer, Charles, Mabel, Percy and Albert.

In 1891 Spencer and Sophie were living at 92 Clarks Street, Stone, Kent with his son Edward and their children Spencer, Charles, Percy and Albert. Spencer was working as a general sailor. Class: RG12; Piece: 641; Folio 117; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095751.

Spencer died in 1893.


HARRIET MUGRIDGE 1850-????

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 13/03/1850.

In 1851 Harriet was living in Tackleway (up on the East Hill in Hastings Old Town) with her parents and sister Caroline. Lodging there were James Samson (railway labourer) and Charles Bird (railway labourer). Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 142; Page: 18; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Harriet was living in Saints Passage, in Hastings Old Town with her parents and siblings Henrietta, John and Mary Ann. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 28; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Harriet must have gone down to Devon to visit her sister Caroline, as she was working as a general domestic servant at the London Tavern, Fore Street, Devonport, Devon. The head of the house was George Moon (licenced Vicullar) and he lived there with his family. Class: RG10; Piece: 2128; Folio: 5; Page: 1; GSU roll: 832030.

Harriet moved back up to Hastings where she married William Robert Seymour Burgess (b abt 1851 in Blatchington, Sussex) at All Saints Church on 18/06/1876.

According to the 1911 census, this couple had 5 children, all of whom died. Need to investigate.*

In 1881 Harriet and William were lodging at 3 Prospect Place . This was the home of Frances May (former laundress) and her niece. William was working as a plasterer.Class: RG11; Piece: 1024; Folio: 74; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1881 Harriet and William were lodging at 3 Prospect Place . This was the home of Frances May (former laundress) and her niece. William was working as a plasterer.Class: RG11; Piece: 1024; Folio: 74; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Harriet and William were living in Purley Road, Bexhill, Sussex. The head of the house was Lawrence Harrower (mantle manufacturer). William was listed as caretaker and Harriet as servant. Class: RG12; Piece: 767; Folio 24; Page 42; GSU roll: 6095877.

In 1901 they were living at 17 Albert Road, Bexhill and William had gone back to plastering. Class: RG13; Piece: 875; Folio: 7; Page: 6.

In 1911 Harriet and William were living in the same house. Both Harriet and William were employed as caretakers in a private house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4774; Schedule Number: 87.

I believe William died in the Hastings reg district in Q1 1927, aged 76.

I haven't yet found a death for Harriet.


HENRIETTA MUGRIDGE 1852-1921

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 11/02/1852.

In 1861 Henrietta was living in Saints Passage, in Hastings Old Town with her parents and siblings Harriett, John and Mary Ann. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 28; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Henrietta was lodging at 5 Post Office Passage, in the Old Town with widowed mother and siblings Henrietta (Etty), John (Edward) and Emma. Henrietta was working as a servant. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 63; Page: 52; GSU roll: 827475.

Married Victor Swain (b abt 1842 in Hastings) in All Saints Church on 08/07/1872.

In 1881 Henrietta was working as a charwoman and on the day of the census she was visiting 4 Gladstone Terrace (off Harold Road). Victor was lodging at The Angel Inn, St Mary's Terrace and working as a decorator. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 109; Page: 36; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Henrietta was still working as a charwoman and was named as head of the household in Union Lane, Ore. She had a lodger named James Mann living with her. Victor was lodging at 10 St Georges Road and working as a painter and grainer. Did these 2 get on better living apart than they did together? Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 42; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095868.

Victor died in 1893.

Henrietta married James Mann in Hastings in Q2 1894.Was this the lodger? Maybe he was described as a lodger for the census rather than a live in lover!!??

In 1901 Henrietta and James were living at Laurel Cottage in Ore, Hastings. Henrietta was still working as a charwoman and James as a general labourer. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 37; Page: 13.

In 1911 Henrietta and James were living at 3 High Bank, Ore. Henrietta was still working as a charwoman and James as a general labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4719; Schedule Number: 64.

I believe Henrietta died in Hastings in 1921.

James possibly died in Hastings in Q1 1957, aged 97.


JOHN EDWARD MUGRIDGE 1853-????

Born in Hastings.

In 1861 John was living in Saints Passage, in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Harriett, Henrietta and Mary Ann. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 28; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Edward, as he was named in this census was lodging at 5 Post Office Passage, in the Old Town with his widowed mother and siblings Etty (Henrietta) and Emma. Edward was working as a labourer . Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 63; Page: 52; GSU roll: 827475.

Married Rhoda Barden (b 1857 in Udimore, Sussex) in All Saints Church, Hastings on 10/12/1876.

Their children:

Annie Amelia 1877
Sarah Frances 1879

John died before the 1881 census.

In 1881 Rhoda was living in her parents home in Sea View Cottages, Winchelsea, Sussex with her daughters Annie and Sarah. Rhoda was working as a charwoman. Class: RG11; Piece: 1020; Folio: 80; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341242.

Rhoda married Frederick Barden (a cousin?) in the Rye reg district in Q3 1882.

In 1891 Rhoda and Frederick were living in Factory Square, Icklesham, Sussex with her daughter Sarah and their 3 children. Frederick was employed as a general labourer. Sarah was listed as a Barden. Class: RG12; Piece: 757; Folio 112; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095867.

Rhoda and Frederick had at least 6 children.

Rhoda died in Q1 1925 in Hastings, aged 67.


ANNE REBECCA MUGRIDGE 1857-1957

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 18/02/1857.

Anne died in Hastings in Q3 1857.


MARY ANNE CATHERINE MUGRIDGE 1859-1861

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 22/03/1860.

Mary Anne died in Hastings in Q2 1861.


ALFRED MUGRIDGE 1863-1864

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 14/07/1863. He had been christened privately on 05/08/1863 +.

Alfred died in Q1 1864.


EMMA MUGRIDGE 1863-1919

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 14/07/1863. Alfred and Emma were twins.

In 1871 Emma was lodging at 5 Post Office Passage, in the Old Town with her widowed mother and siblings Etty (Henrietta) and Edward (John). Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 63; Page: 52; GSU roll: 827475.

In 1881 Emma was living in the Ship Inn, 23 Bourne Street, Hastings Old Town with her mother, stepfather and 3 step siblings. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 82; Page: 12; GSU roll: 1341242.

In Q4 1883 Emma married Paul Philip Vidler (b 21/06/1863 in Hastings) in Hastings.

Their children:

Rowland Percy Philip 1886
Grace Ellen 1890
Florence Henrietta 1892
Albert Edward 1893
Ethel Maud 1895
Gertrude Alice 1898
Herbert William 1899
Arthur Reginald 01/11/1902

According to the 1911 census there were 4 more children born to this couple. Need to investigate.* (Frances 1884,percy thomas 1885,)

In 1891 Emma and Philip (as he was known) were living at 32 Lennox Street in Ore village with their children Rowland and Grace. There was also a lodger named William Douch (plasterer). Philip was employed as a plasterer Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 93; Page 31; GSU roll: 6095870.

In 1901 they were dwelling at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with their children Rowland, Grace, Florence, Albert, Gertrude and Herbert. Philip appeared to have his own building business as he was listed on the census as an employer. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

In 1911 Emma and Philip were living in 5 rooms at 26 North Terrace in the Halton region of Hastings with their children Florence, Gertrude, Herbert and Arthur. There was also a 3 month old nurse child named William Thomas Parry in the house. Philip was employed as a jobbing bricklayer and plasterer for a small jobbing. By that, I take it to mean he worked for a small firm.

Emma died in Hastings in Q2 1919.

Philip died on 18/04/1930 in Hastings.


Children of Richard & Mercy: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MILDRED MUGRIDGE 1845-1928

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Possibly christened on 03/12/1845 in All Saints Church..

In 1851 Mildred was living at 6 Woods Passage, Hastings with her parents and brother Richard. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 143; Page: 21; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Mildred was employed as a servant at 110 High Street, Hastings Old Town. This was the home of Richard Milton (cordwainer) and his family. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 93; Page: 3; GSU roll: 542662.

Her child:

Mildred 1866

Married Isaac Howard Barton (b abt 1836 in Hastings) in All Saints Church, Hastings on 09/08/1866. Isaac was a carman. The witnesses at their wedding were Richard Mugridge and Harriet Barton. Isaac was a widower with at least 4 children.

Their children:

Horace Edgar 1867
Sidney Howard 1870
Annie Louise 1875
Florence Elsie 1877

In 1871 Mildred and Isaac were living at 32 High Street, Hastings with her daughter Mildred, their sons Horace and Sidney as well as 4 of Isaac's children (Jane, Thomas, Alice and Arthur). Isaac was employed as a carman. There was also a lodger named Sarah Wood (laundress). Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 43; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827475.

Isaac died in Q2 1877 in Hastings.

In 1881 Mildred was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with her step children Jane and Arthur and her children Mildred, Horace, Sidney, Annie and Florence. Mildred was making ends meet by taking in laundry. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Mildred was living at 7 Hughendend Road, Ore, Hastings with her stepson Arthur (paper hangar and plasterer) and her children Horace, Sidney, Annie and Florence. Mildred was not employed so may well have been supported by the boys. Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 21; Page 36; GSU roll: 6095868.

In 1901 Mildred was living at 8 North Terrace, Hastings. This was the home of her daughter Mildred and she lived there with her other daughter Annie. Mildred was working from home as a laundress and had her own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 82; Page: 31.

In 1911 Mildred was once again living in her daughter Mildred's house with another daughter Ann. Mildred was working for her daughter Mildred, assisting her in her dressmaker.

Mildred died in Hastings in 1928, aged 82.


RICHARD MUGRIDGE 09/09/1850-22/01/1904

Born in Wood Passage, Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 29/01/1851.

In 1851 Richard was living at 6 Woods Passage, Hastings with his parents and sister Mildred. Class: HO107; Piece: 1635; Folio: 143; Page: 21; GSU roll: 193538.

In 1861 Richard was living at at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with parents and siblings George, Henry, Thomas and Mercy. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Richard was aboard the Kent ship Pelican in Dungeness, Kent. He was an Ordinary Seaman. Class: RG10; Piece: 1022; Folio: 110; GSU roll: 827472.

Married Mary Ann Foggin (b 08/02/1849 in Seaham Harbour, Easington, County Durham) on 20/12/1875 at Easington registry Office, County Durham. The witnesses were H L Beatty and Sarah C Beatty. Both couples had been residing in Seaham Harbour. I believe Mary Ann had a daughter named Margaret

Their children:

Alice Jane 17/12/1882
Arthur1882
George Henry16/09/1885
James Richard 08/06/1888
Maria 1891

I cannot find Richard in 1881 so maybe he was away at sea. I cannot find Mary either.

In 1891 Richard was a visiting mariner at 3 Queens Place, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. This was the home of William Spurling (mariner) and his family. Also visiting that day were William Mugridge (mariner). There were also 3 boys there, named Arthur, George and John Mugridge. As these are beneath Richard, I believe them to be his children, not those of William. After a lot of investigating, it appears that Isabel Spurling was the sister of Mary Ann Foggin. I cannot find Mary Ann or Alice in this census. Class: RG12; Piece: 3941; Folio 55; Page 16; GSU roll: 6099051.

I cannot find the family in 1901.

Richard possibly died in Hull, Yorkshire in 1904.He had been living at 4 Georges Place, Coach and Horses Yard, Mytongate, Hull. The informant of his death was the undertaker. Richard was buried on 24/01/1904.

In 1911 Mary Ann was living at 9 Edwins Place, Poter Street, Hull with her daughter Alice. Also living there were was a lodger named Charles Baggley (labourer) and Alice's 2 sons Charles and Arthur Muggeridge. Class: RG78; Piece: 1651

Mary died in Hull on 20/12/1911 and was buried on 24/12/1911. Mary had been living at 9 Edwins Palce, Porter Street, Hull. Once again the informant was the undertaker.

Information on Richard's marriage and children from Sue Mugridge with additional details and dates from the Ancestry tree of adnelg6.


GEORGE EVANS MUGRIDGE 31/12/1853-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

Christened in St Clements Church, Hastings in a family event on 09/12/1864.

In 1861 George was living at at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with parents and siblings Richard, Henry, Thomas and Mercy. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 George was living at 10 East Street, Hastings with his mother and siblings Henry and Mercy. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 59; Page: 43; GSU roll: 827475.

Nothing else is currently known.


HENRY MUGRIDGE 29/06/1856 - 1910 ?

Born in Eastbourne, Sussex.

Christened in St Clements Church, Hastings in a family event on 09/12/1864.

In 1861 Henry was living at at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with parents and siblings Richard, George, Thomas and Mercy. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Henry was living at 10 East Street, Hastings with his mother and siblings George and Mercy. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 59; Page: 43; GSU roll: 827475.

Married Ellen Sarah Johnson (b 1855 in Hastings) in Q2 1876 in Hastings.

Their children:

Ellen Mercy 1876
Annie Louisa 1879
George 1890

In 1881 Henry and Ellen were living at 8 Middle Street, Hastings with their children Ellen and Anne. Also there that day was Ellen's widowed father William Johnson (gardener). Henry was working as a painter. Class: RG11; Piece: 1026; Folio: 96; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Henry and Ellen were lodgers at 19 Lower South Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex with their children Ellen and George. There was also another lodger named Albert Whittenstall (shoemaker). The head of the house was Frank Golding (plasterer). Henry was employed as a painter. RG12; Piece: 766; Folio 69; Page 42; GSU roll: 6095876.

In 1901 Henry and Ellen were living at 15 Cranbrook Road, Hastings. Also there that day was Grace Johnson, Ellen's niece. Henry was employed as a house painter. Class: RG13; Piece: 869; Folio: 75; Page: 37.

Henry possibly died in Hastings in Q2 1910.

Ellen died in Q4 1914 in the Hailsham reg district, Sussex, aged 60.


THOMAS MUGRIDGE 25/08/1859-1884

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

Christened in St Clements Church, Hastings in a family event on 09/12/1864.

In 1861 Thomas was living at at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with parents and siblings Richard, George, Henry and Mercy. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

Married Eliza Jane Hill on 03/02/1879 in St Andrews Church, Hastings.

Their child:

Eliza Jane 1878

Eliza died 11/04/1879 at 15 Earl Street, Hastings.

Thomas then married Mary Jane Bevis (b 9 Dec 1854 in Brighton) on 15/05/1880 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton. Mary had a daughter about the same age as Eliza.

Their child:

Arthur Thomas 03/09/1880

In 1881 Thomas and Mary were living at at 49 Jubilee Street, Brighton, Sussex with Mary's daughter Edith and their baby son Arthur. Thomas was employed as a painter and Mary was working as a dressmaker. Class: RG11; Piece: 1090; Folio: 125; Page: 31; GSU roll: 1341257.

Thomas died 07/03/1884 at 23 Regent Street, Brighton.

In 1891 Mary was living at 24 Foundry Street, Brighton with her children Edith and Arthur. Mary was still working as a dressmaker. Class: RG12; Piece: 812; Folio 21; Page 38; GSU roll: 6095922.

In 1901 Mary was living at 20 Kensington Street, Brighton with her son Arthur. She was still dressmaking. Class: RG13; Piece: 930; Folio: 87; Page: 9.

In 1911 I believe Mary was a boarder at Block 1 4 and 5 Paris Gardens, Broadwall, Lambeth, London with daughter Edith and grandson Arthur. The head of the house was Mary Emerton (charring). Mary was a needlewoman. Class: RG14; Piece: 1943.


MERCY MUGRIDGE 12/11/1860- 1933

Born at 4 Kents Cottages, Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there on 09/12/1864 in St Clements Church.

In 1861 Mercy was living at at 11 Barley Lane, Hastings with her parents and siblings Richard, George, Henry and Thomas. Class: RG9; Piece: 562; Folio: 17; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542662.

In 1871 Mercy was living at 10 East Street, Hastings with her mother and siblings George and Henry. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 59; Page: 43; GSU roll: 827475.

Her children:

Ernest Edward 24/02/1881
Albert Edward 27/05/

In 1881 Mercy was an inmate at the Hastings Union Workhouse in Ore, Hastings with her baby son Ernest. Mercy was working as a general servant. Class: RG11; Piece: 1021; Folio: 137; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Mercy (translated as Mercy Magiolo) was still an inmate in the workhouse with her son Ernest. She was working as a general servant. Her son had been wrongly transcribed as being 60 instead of 10!! Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 162; Page 2; GSU roll: 6095868.

In 1901 Mercy is living as head of the house at 40 Lennox Street, Hastings with her sons Ernest (bricklayer) and Albert. Also living there is a boarder George Truluck (brickmaker). Mercy was working as a charwoman. This time it says Mercy came from Hastings, Russia. In all honesty, you could mistake Sussex, written as it was, as Russia if you didn't know better. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 77; Page: 21.

The boarder turned out to be a bit more than a boarder as in Q4 1901 Mercy married George Thomas Truluck ( b abt. 1865 in Hastings) in Hastings.

In 1911 Mercy and George were living at 24 Church Stre, Ore. George was employed as a bricklayer and Mercy as a charwoman. Class: RG14; Piece: 4720; Schedule Number: 277.

George died in Hastings in 1917. He was 46.

Mercy died in Hastings in 1933, aged 73.


Children of Alfred & Harriet: grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


HANNAH MUGRIDGE 1848-1848

Hannah was born in Hastings.

She was christened in All Saints Church on 10/11/1848.

Hannah died 6 weeks later and was buried in the same church on 15/12/1848.


ALFRED MUGRIDGE 1852-????

Born in Hastings.

Christened in St Clements Church on 13/02/1852.

Alfred didn't really get to know his father very well as he died a year after Alfred's birth.

In 1861 Alfred was living at 8 Station Road, Hastings with his mother, stepfather and 2 half siblings, Edgar and Emma. There was also a lodger named Henry H Davis (railway labourer) living there. Class: RG9; Piece: 560; Folio: 149; Page: 66; GSU roll: 542661.

In 1871 he was a 19 year old soldier - a private in the 2nd Battalion 3rd foot, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). He was stationed in the civil parish of Cheriton in Kent. Cheriton is near Folkestone. Class: RG10; Piece: 1017; Folio: 76; Page: 15; GSU roll: 827264.

Married Annie Rose Fisher (b 1852 in Orpington, Kent) on 24/04/1880 in St Mary's in the Castle in Hastings. The witnesses were Annie's uncle Stephen Fisher and her sister Laura Fisher.

Their children:

Rosie Laura R 1881
Daisy Caroline Ann 1885
Laura Grace Katherine03/05/1887
May Constance Boswell 1889
Isabel Flora Mabel 1891
Alfred Henry Thomas 1894
Caleb John Fisher 05/08/1898

In 1881 Alfred and Annie were living at 25 Cormwallis Street and Alfred was working as a railway carman. Their daughter Rosie was up in Orpington, Kent with Annie's parents on the night of the census. Class: RG11; Piece: 1026; Folio: 14; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Annie and the childre, Daisy, Laura and May, were living at 13 Earl Street. She was working as a cook but Alfred is no where to be found. Class: RG12; Piece: 763; Folio 62; Page 44; GSU roll: 6095873.

In 1901 Alfred and Annie were living at 3 Tamarisk Steps in Hastings Old Town with their children May, Mabel, Alfred and Caleb. Alfred was now working as a gas stoker. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 30; Page: 15.

In 1911 Alfred and Annie were living at 26 Russell Street, Hastings with their children Thomas and Caleb. Also there that day was their daughter Rosie and her 3 chilren. Alfred was employed as a pianoforte porter.

According to the 1911 census, Alfred and Annie had 8 children, one of whom died. I have studied the FreeBMD for births and deaths of Mugridge's in Hastings between these times and cannot find a birth and death that fits. I also tried in the Bromley reg district, ent, in case Annie went back home to have this baby. No joy there either, so this missing person will have to remain missing for the moment.

I cannot find a death for Alfred.

Annie died in Hastings in Q2 1924.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 4


Children of Mary Ann & Isaac: grandchildren of John & Ann, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MARY ANN BARNDEN 1854-1928

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1861 Mary Ann was living at the back of North Street, Lewes with her parents and siblings Charlotte and Alfred. Class: RG9; Piece: 587; Folio: 61; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542667.

In 1871 Mary Ann was living at 5 Pevensey Road, Brighton, Sussex. This was the home of unmarried Matthew Walker(income from annuities). Also living there is Mary Ann's sister Charlotte and a Sarah Ann Smith (housekeeper and listed as wife). Mary Ann was employed as a domestic servant. Class: RG10; Piece: 1079; Folio: 72; Page: 9; GSU roll: 827497.

In 1881 Mary Ann was employed as a domestic cook at 66 High Street, Lewes. This was the home of James Broad (Oil Merchant & Candle Manufacturer employing 21 Men & 2 Boys) and his family. Class: RG11; Piece: 1069; Folio: 47; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341252.

In 1891 Mary Ann was employed as a domestic cook at 67 High Street, Lewes. This was the home of James Broad (candle and night light manufacturer) and his family. He was obviously a good employer. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 43; Page 3; GSU roll: 6095907.

Possibly married Joseph Gray (b abt 1862 in Salisbury, Wiltshire) in Q4 1893 in Lewes.

In 1901 Mary Ann and Joseph were living in the Lodge, St Bedes prep school, Black Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Joseph was employed as a gardener. Class: RG13; Piece: 881; Folio: 89; Page: 4.

In 1911 Mary and Joseph were living in 5 rooms at 8 Westgate Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex. They had a boarder named George Graves (Police Constable) and also there that day was Mary Ann's mother, Mary Ann Barnden. I am not sure if she was living with them or visiting, although I think she was living as she died in Eastbourne. Joseph was employed as a gardener.

I believe Mary died in Eastbounre in 1928, aged 73.


CHARLOTTE BARNDEN 1858-1899

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1861 Charlotte was living at the back of North Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Mary Ann and Alfred. Class: RG9; Piece: 587; Folio: 61; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542667.

In 1871 Charlotte was living at 5 Pevensey Road,Brighton, Sussex. This was the home of unmarried Matthew Walker(income from annuities). Also living there is Charlotte's sister Mary Ann and a Sarah Ann Smith (housekeeper and listed as wife). Class: RG10; Piece: 1079; Folio: 72; Page: 9; GSU roll: 827497.

Married George Lidbetter (b 1859 in Barcombe, Sussex) in Lewes in Q3 1877

Their children:

George 1877 (c) 26/09/1877 +
Charlie 1879 (c) 31/08/1879 +
Alice 1882 (c) 26/11/1882 +
John 1885 (c) 20/02/1885 +
Herbert 1888 (c) 24/06/1888 +
Florence1892
Edith 1894
William1898

In 1881 Charlotte and George were living at 3 Garden Street, Lewes with their son Charlie. George was employed as a shoemaker. Also living there was a lodger named James E Butler. Class: RG11; Piece: 1071; Folio: 64; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Charlotte and George were living in the same house with their children Charlie and Alice. George was working as a shoemaker. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 115; Page 23; GSU roll: 6095908.

Charlotte died in Southover, Lewes in 1899, aged 42. She was buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro on 24/10/1899 +.

In 1901 George was lodging at 29 Friars Walk, Lewes with his children Charlie, Florence, Edith and William. George was still a shoemaker. The head of the house was named as Minnie Kenton and she was only 16 and a housemaid!! Class: RG13; Piece: 917; Folio: 30; Page: 12.

In 1911 George was living in 5 rooms at 42 Priory Street,Southover, Lewes with his children Florence and William. Also living there was a boarder named Herbert Addison (plumber). There were also 4 visitors there that day named Emily Barnden, Louisa Barnden, William Barnden and Alfred Barnden. I wonder if they were relatives as George's wife was a Barnden. George was employed as an assistant ganger on the railway.

George died on 27/07//1914 at Guy's Hospital, London, aged 55. He had been living in the same house. Administration was granted to his son Charlie Lidbetter (bricklayer) on 13/08/1914 in Lewes. George's effects totalled £45 6s 6d.


ALFRED BARNDEN 1859-1930

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1861 Alfred was living at the back of North Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Mary Ann and Charlotte. Class: RG9; Piece: 587; Folio: 61; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542667.

In 1871 Alfred was living in 4 Garden Cottages, St Thomas, Lewes with his mother and siblings Emma and George. There was also a lodger named William Brown. Class: RG10; Piece: 1068; Folio: 48; Page: 34; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Alfred was living at 9 Priory Street, Southover, Lewes with his mother and brother George. Alfred was employed as a blacksmith. Class: RG11; Piece: 1071; Folio: 59B; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Alfred was living in the same place with his mother and siblings Alfred, Emma and George. There was also a nephew, Frederick ( the son of Emma) and a boarder named Alfred Redman (railway servant). Alfred was employed as a bricklayers labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 107; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095908.

I cannot find Alfred in 1901

Alfred possibly died in Lewes in 1930, aged 70.


EMMA BARNDEN 1863-1935

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1871 Emma was living in 4 Garden Cottages, St Thomas, Lewes with her mother and siblings Alfred and George. There was also a lodger named William Brown. Class: RG10; Piece: 1068; Folio: 48; Page: 34; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Emma was a domestic housemaid at Sunnyside, Lewes. This was the home of James Adames (outfitter employing 9 men) and his family. Class: RG11; Piece: 1069; Folio: 6; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341252.

Her child:

Frederick Herbert 1886

In 1891 Emma was living at 9 Priory Street, Southover, Lewes with her mother and siblings Alfred and George. There was also her son, Frederick and a boarder named Alfred Redman (railway servant). Alfred was employed as a bricklayers labourer. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 107; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095908.

Married Thomas John Veness (b 1851 in Hastings, Sussex and christened there on 17/12/1851) in Lewes in Q1 1900. Thomas was a widower with several children.

Their children:

Henry 23/12/1900
Alfred 23/12/1900
Herbert Percy 16/01//1902

In 1901 Emma and Thomas were living at 81 All Saints Street, Hastings with Thomas's 7 children, Emma's son Frederick and their children baby twins Henry and Alfred. Thomas was employed as a corporation dustman. RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 52; Page: 14.

In 1911 Emma and Thomas were living in 4 rooms at 62 Victoria Road, West Hill, Hastings with their children Henry and Herbert. Thomas's son George was also living there and working as an errand boy. Thomas was employed as a corporation employee.

In 1928 Emma and Thomas were still living in the same place. Their son Herbert, his wife and daughter were also living there.

In 1930 Emma and Thomas were living in the ground floor of 55 Vicarage Road, Hastings. This was the home of their son Herbert and his family.

In 1931-32 Emma and Thomas were living at 24 Barley Lane, Hastings with their son Herbert and his family.

In 1933-34 Emma and Thomas were living at 2 Barley Avenue, Hastings with their son Herbert and his family.

Emma quite possibly died in Hastings in Q2 1935, aged 71.

From 1935 to 38 Thomas were living in the same place with his son Herbert and family.

Thomas died in Hastings in Q4 1942, aged 91.


GEORGE WILLIAM BARNDEN 1870-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1881 George was living at 9 Priory Street, Southover, Lewes with his mother and brother Alfred. Class: RG11; Piece: 1071; Folio: 59B; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 George was living in the same place with his mother and siblings Alfred and Emma. There was also a nephew, Frederick ( the son of Emma) and a boarder named Alfred Redman (railway servant). George was employed as a labourer in a ? stores. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 107; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095908.

Married Catherine Moppett (b abt. 1872 in Lewes) in Lewes in Q3 1895.

Their children:

Amy Elizabeth 1897
Catherine Margaret 1904

In 1901 George and Catherine were living at 4 Cliffe HIgh Street, Lewes with their daughter Amy. George was employed as a corn merchant's clerk. Class: RG13; Piece: 917; Folio: 82; Page: 1.

Catherine died in Lewes in Q4 1904, aged 32. Her youngest daughter was born in that quarter, so possibly she died in childbirth.

George the married Mary Ann Hyde (b abt. 1868 in Powick, Worcestershire) in the Steyning reg district in Q1 1907.

In 1911 George and Mary Ann were living at Pelham Rooms, Y M C A, 183 High Street Lewes with his daughters Amy and Catherine. George was employed as a corn merchant foreman. Class: RG14; Piece: 5053; Schedule Number: 81.

Mary Ann died in the Worthing reg district, Sussex on 10/03/194, aged 72. She and George had been living at 50 Bramley Road, Worthing. Probate was granted in Lewes on 25/04/1940 to her widower George William Barnden (retired secretary). Mary Ann's effects totalled £820 12s.

Nothing else is currently known.


Child of Charlotte & Thomas:grandchild of John & Ann, great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


ANNIE TANNER (TUNNER) 1855-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

In 1861 Annie was living in Winter's Yard, High Street, Lewes with her parents. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 10; Page: 14; GSU roll: 542666.

In 1871 Annie was living at 17 ? Street, Brighton with her mother and stepfather. Class: RG10; Piece: 1078; Folio: 36; Page: 5; GSU roll: 827497.

In 1881 Annie was living at 15 Fleet Street, Brighton with her parents. There is also a lodger by the name of James Andrews (retired greengrocer) living there. Annie was a dressmaker. Class: RG11; Piece: 1087; Folio: 63; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341256.

Married Frederick Lawsley Steer in Q2 1882 in the Brighton reg district.

In 1891 Annie was head of the house at 19 Brewer Street, Brighton. She was listed as married but Frederick was not at home that day. Lodging with her was her stepfather William (machinist) and Sarah Maynard (tailoress) and her 2 daughters and a Nellie Williams. Annie was employed as a machinist. Class: RG12; Piece: 809; Folio 16; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095919.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of William & Lucy: grandchildren of Ann & William, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.

ELIZABETH ANN ENEFER 1862-????

Born in Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

In 1871 Elizabeth was living at 6 Dalkin Street, Linthorpe, Yorkshire with her parents and siblings Sarah and Rachel. Class: RG10; Piece: 4897; Folio: 16; Page: 26; GSU roll: 848008.

In 1881 Elizabeth was working as a domestic nurse at 82 Milton Street, Middlesborough. This was the home of Charles A Lonsdale (boiler maker) and his wife. Class: RG11; Piece: 4857; Folio: 17; Page: 27; GSU roll: 1342170.

Married Thomas Watson Robson (b 1862 in Preston on Tees, Yorkshire) in Q4 1882 in Middlesborough.

Their children:

Lizzie 1883
Harry Watson 1899

I cannot find the family in 1891.

In 1901 Elizabeth and Thomas were living at 8 Water Lane, Selby, Yorkshire with their children Lizzie and Harry. Thomas was working as a ship builders clerk. Class: RG13; Piece: 4428; Folio: 98; Page: 11.

Thomas died on 12/02/1911 in Filey, Yorkshire. He and the family had been living at the Station Hotel, Filey. Administration (with will) was granted in London on 25/02/1911 to his widow Elizabeth Ann. Thomas's effects totalled £633 17s 10d.

In 1911 widow Elizabeth was still living in 9 rooms at the Station Hotel, Filey, Yorkshire with her children Lizzie and Harry. There was also a servant named Annie Lincoln. Elizabeth was working as a licenced victlar, her daughter Lizzie was a barmaid, presumably at the Hotel.

Nothing else is currently known.


RACHEL ENEFER 1865-????

Born in Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

In 1871 Rachel was living at 6 Dalkin Street, Linthorpe, Yorkshire with her parents and siblings Elizabeth and Sarah. Class: RG10; Piece: 4897; Folio: 16; Page: 26; GSU roll: 848008.

In 1881 Rachel was living at 9 Birks Street, Middlesborough, with her parents and sister Sarah. Rachel was listed as unemployed at home. Class: RG11; Piece: 4853; Folio: 43; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1342169.

Her daughter:

Gertrude 1883

Possibly married Alfred Challenor (b abt. 1864 in Welshampton, Staffordshire) in Q2 1884 in Middlesborough.

Their children:

Florence Amelia 1885
Male1886
Beatrice Ellen1888
Edith Adelaide1890
Frank1892
Ophelia1895
Marion May1897

I believe the children in italics were also the children of Rachel and Alfred.

In 1891 Rachel and Alfred were living at 140 Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire with their daughters Beatrice and baby Edith. Alfred was employed as a butcher. The enumerator that took this information down had a good sense of humour and wrote down what was said by the family. Under Rachel's employment they have written 'Home loving wife and mother'. Under Beatrice it says 'a young rebel' and under 9 month old Edith it said 'Smartest child in England'! They were, of course, all crossed out. Class: RG12; Piece: 3135; Folio 14; Page 21; GSU roll: 6098245.

In 1901 Rachel and Alfred were living at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with their children Gertrude, Florence, Beatrice, Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Alfred was employed as a butcher, journeyman. Class: RG13; Piece: 3638; Folio: 147; Page: 27.

In 1911 Rachel and Alfred were living at 20 King Street, Bury with their children Beatrice, Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Alfred was a jorneyman butcher. Class: RG78; Piece: 1371

Alfred died in the South Manchester reg district, Lancashire on 03/10/1929, aged 65. He and Rachel had been living at 54 Barlow Road, Levenshulme, Manchester. Probate was granted in Manchester to his widow Rachel on 19/12/1929. Arthur's effects totalled £1397 8s.

Rachel died in the South Manchester reg district, Lancashire on 26/02/1933, aged 68. She had been living at 10 Birch Grove, Levenshulme. Probate was granted in Manchester on 10/04/1933 to Leslie Wheildon (accountant's clerk). Rachel's effects totalled £1207 6s 3d.


SARAH ENEFER 1867-1919

Born in Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

In 1871 Sarah was living at 6 Dalkin Street, Linthorpe, Yorkshire with her parents and siblings Elizabeth and Rachel. Class: RG10; Piece: 4897; Folio: 16; Page: 26; GSU roll: 848008.

In 1881 Sarah was living at 9 Birks Street, Middlesborough, with her parents and sister Rachel. Sarah was employed as a dressmakers apprentice. Class: RG11; Piece: 4853; Folio: 43; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1342169.

In 1891 Sarah was still living in the same house with her parents. Also there that day was her niece (Rachel's daughter) Gertrude. Class: RG12; Piece: 4010; Folio 75; Page 11; GSU roll: 6099120.

Married John William H Frensel (b abt. 1866 in Denmark (according to 1901 census)) in Q3 1899 in Middlesborough reg district.

Their children:

William Enefer 1902
John Henry 1905

In 1901 Sarah and John, named as William in this census, were living at 31 Elder Street, Middlesborough. William was employed as a clock tackleman (?) in an iron works. Class: RG13; Piece: 4576; Folio: 111; Page: 23.

John died in Q3 1908 in the Middlesborough reg district. Also John Henry died, Q2 1906 0 years.

In 1911 Sarah was living in 4 rooms at 62 Egerton Street, Middlesborough with her son William. There was also a boarder named Thomas Henry Allison (loco fireman at a blast furnace).

Sarah died in the Middlesborough reg district in Q3 1919.


Children of Fanny & James: grandchildren of Charles & Mary, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MARTHA ANN TOMSETT 1856-1856

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 08/03/1856 +.

Martha died in Lewes in Q3 1856.


JAMES TOMSETT 07/09/1857-10/11/1945

Born in Lewes, Sussex, Sussex.

In 1861 James was living at 13 St John Street, Lewes with his parents and sister Harriet. His paternal grandfather George Tomsett lived next door. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 91; Page: 11; GSU roll: 542666.

In 1871 James was still living in the same house with his parents and siblings Harriet, Harry, Mary Ann and Emily. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). James's grandfather still lived next door. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

Married Emma Pierpoint (b 07/09/1855 in Lewes) in Lewes in Q4 1878. An Emma Pierpoint lived next door to James as he was growing up. Her father was named James. Is this Emma? The age seems to fit.

Their children:

James 1879 (c) 07/12/1879 +
Alfred William 1881 (c) 03/07/1881 +
Herbert James 1883 (c) 01/04/1883 +
Harry 1884 (c) 03/01/1885 +

In 1881 James and Emma were living at Park Cottages, Lewes with their son James. James was employed as a shoemaker. Not surprising, as his father was a boot maker. Boarding with them was Robert Muddle (grocery shopman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1069; Folio: 89; Page: 41; GSU roll: 1341252.

Emma died in Lewes in Q3 1885. She was buried on 02/10/1885 in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes, aged 30.

James then married Ann Geall (b 1867 in Ripe, Sussex) in the Brighton reg district in Q3 1886.

Their children:

Albert Charles 1887
George Edward 1889
Ernest Arthur 1891
Percy 1894
Daisy Annie 1900
Sydney Harold 1904
Frederick Lewis 1907

In 1891 James and Ann were living at 2 Mount Pleasant, Lewes with his sons Alfred and Herbert and their children Albert and George. Also there that day was his brother Albert. James was still employed as a shoemaker. Transcribed as Tompsett in 1881 and 1891 and Towsett in 1861. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 66; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 James and Annie were living at 5 West Street, Lewes with their children Herbert, Albert, George, Ernest, Percy and baby Daisy. James was still employed as a shoemaker.Transcribed this time as Thompsell. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 114; Page: 30.

In 1911 James and Annie were living at 31 and 33 West Street, Lewes with their children Ernest, Percy, Daisy, Sydney and Frederick. James was working from home as a boot repairer, with his own account, so presumably he was also his own boss. Strange one this, the census says they had 5 children and all 5 lived. Adding the last 2, who were born after the 1901 census, that makes 7! I am sure I have the correct family here.

James died on 10/11/1945, aged 89 in the Cuckfield reg district. He had been living at 16 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Probate was granted at Lewes on 03/12/1945 to his sons Alfred William Tomsett (bootmaker) and Albert Charles Tomsett (builder). James's effects totalled £138 16s.


HARRIET TOMSETT 1859-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1861 Harriet was living at 13 St John Street, Lewes with her parents and brother Harriet. Her paternal grandfather George Tomsett lived next door. Class: RG9; Piece: 586; Folio: 91; Page: 11; GSU roll: 542666.

In 1871 Harriet was still living in the same house with her parents and siblings James, Harry, Mary Ann and Emily. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). Harriet's grandfather still lived next door. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

Her child:

Edith Wares 1880 (c) 25/04/1880+

In 1881 she was listed as boarding at 4 Lancaster Place in Lewes and her occupation was listed as housemaid domestic, unemployed servant. As her daughter was boarding elsewhere, could this address have been Harriet's place of work? This was the home of Joshua W Short (printer, pressman) and his family. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 12; Page: 17; GSU roll: 1341253.

Married Henry Prior (b 1861 in Stanstead, Essex) in the Eastbourne reg district, Sussex in Q4 1884.

In 1891 Harriet and Henry were living at 2 Castle Terrace, New Road, Lewes with Harriet's daughter Edith. Henry was employed as a candle maker. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 109; Page 18; GSU roll: 6095907.

I cannot find Harriet or Henry in 1901

In 1911 Harriet and Henry were living at 8 Meeching Road, Newhaven, Sussex. There was also a boarder named John Michael Bourke (ship keeper). Henry was employed as a house painter by a builder. Class: RG14; Piece: 5076; Schedule Number: 184.

There is a death registered in the Newhaven reg district, Sussex in Q4 1914 for a Harriett Tomsett (right age) Is this her as her daughter and son in Law lived in Newhaven in 1901?


GEORGE TOMSETT 1862-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 24/01/1863 +.

Nothing else is currently known.


HARRY TOMSETT 1865-04/06/1899

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1871 Harry was living at 13 St John Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings James, Harriet, Mary Ann and Emily. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). Harry's paternal grandfather lived next door. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Harry was still living in St John Street Lewes with his parents and siblings Emily, Albert, Fanny and Ernest. Harry was an unemployed general labourer. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

Married Mary Anne Roffey(b 1860 in St George in the East, London) in the Fulham reg district in Q2 1888. I believe she was a widow with a young son.

Mary Anne died in Q3 1889 in the Fulham reg district.

In 1891 Harry was living close to his parents at 19 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith. In the house with him on the night of the census was his adopted son Edward Roffey, who was presumably his wife's son, and his sisters Emily and Fanny. Harry was employed as a dairyman. Class: RG12; Piece: 42; Folio 41; Page 14; GSU roll: 6095152.

Harry died in the Fulham reg district on 04/01/1899.

Exact dates are from John Rosser's Ancestry Tree.

MARY ANN TOMSETT 07/09/1867-1941

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 22/11/1870 +.

In 1871 Mary Ann was living at 13 St John Street, Lewese with her parents and siblings James, Harriet, Harry and Emily. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). Mary Ann's paternal grandfather lived next door. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1891 Mary was employed as a servant in Church Street (The Hoo), Willingdon, Sussex.This was the home of Edwin J Brooks (living off his own means) and his wife. Class: RG12; Piece: 770; Folio 65; Page 4; GSU roll: 6095880.

Married Edward Archibald Sutton (B abt. 1866 in Dallington, Sussex) in Q2 1891 in the Eastbourne reg district.

Willingdon was in the Eastbourne reg district and Edward was aslo living there in 1891 so I am assuming they married there.

In 1901 Mary and Edward were living in a caravan at Beeches Farm, Forest Row, Ashurstwood, Sussex. Edward was employed as a caretaker and Mary Ann was a housekeeper.

In 1911 Mary Ann and Edward (transcribed as Button) were living at West Lodge, Homewood, Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent. Edward was employed as a domestic gardener. Class: RG14; Piece: 3706; Schedule Number: 43.

Mary Ann possibly died in Q2 1941 in the Horsham reg district, Sussex, aged 75.


EMILY TOMSETT 04/06/1870-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1871 Emily was living at 13 St John Street, Lewese with her parents and siblings James, Harriet, Harry and Mary Ann. There was also a lodger named Thomas Shephard (bootmaker). Emily's paternal grandfather lived next door. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 90; Page: 7; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Emily was living in St John Street Lewes with her parents and siblings Harry, Albert, Fanny and Ernest. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Emily was listed under her brother's address at 19 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith and was employed as a general domestic servant. Class: RG12; Piece: 42; Folio 41; Page 14; GSU roll: 6095152.

Married Thomas Cave (b abt 1870 in London) in the Hendon, Middlesex on 10/12/1892.

Their children:

Emily Gladys 10/10/1895
Thomas Harley 01/03/1898
Violet May 01/03/1900
Olive Ivy 1901
Adelaide Irene 1903

According to the 1911 census there was one other child who died. Need to investigate.*

In 1901 Emily and Thomas were living at 8 Talbot Road, Willesden, London with their children Emily, Thomas and May. Thomas was employed as a bricklayer. Class: RG13; Piece: 1213; Folio: 134; Page: 40.

In 1911 Emily and Thomas were living in 6 rooms at 21 Talbert Road, Willesden, Sussex with their children Thomas, Violet, Olive and Adelaide. Thomas was employed as a bricklayer.

Nothing else is currently known.

Exact marriage date from Ancestry Tree of John Rosser.


ALBERT TOMSETT 07/09/1873-1943

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 28/08/1874 +.

In 1881 Albert was living in St John Street Lewes with his parents and siblings Harry, Emily, Fanny and Ernest. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Albert was living with his brother James at 2 Mount Pleasant, Lewes and he was employed as a shoemaker. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 66; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095907.

Possibly married Sarah Selina Sowter (b 1872 in West Blatchington, Sussex) in Q3 1894 in the Steyning reg district, Sussex.

Their childrern:

Albert James 03/12/1894
Ernest Clements 10/12/1899
Lilian Nellie 1903

In 1901 Albert and Sarah were living at 1 Brunswick Street, Hove, Sussex with their sons Albert and Ernest. Albert was employed as a bootmaker. Class: RG13; Piece: 935; Folio: 36; Page: 11.

In 1911 Albert and Sarah were still living in the same house with their children Albert and Lilian. Albert was his own boss, working as a boot repairer.

In August 1918 Albert and Sarah were living at 28 Brunswick Street, West Hove.<

In August 1918 Albert and Sarah were living at 28 Brunswick Street, Launsdowne Place, West Hove.

Sarah died at 193 Upper Shoreham Road, Kingston by Sea, Sussex, Sussex on 02/03/1940. Her and Albert had been living in the same house as in 1911. Administration was granted at Lewes on 15/04/1940 to her widower Albert. Sarah's effects totalled £177 0s 4d.

Albert died in Hove on 07/01/1943, aged 70. He had been living at 10 Stirling Place, Hove. Administration was granted at Lewes on 17/02/1943 to his son Albert James Tomsett (corporation employee). Albert's effects totalled £178 12s 9d.

FANNY TOMSETT 1876-1960

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in the Wesleyan Methodists Church on 25/10/1877 +. Christened the same day as her sister Edith.

In 1881 Fanny was living in St John Street Lewes with her parents and siblings Harry, Emily, Albert and Ernest. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 she was listed under her brother's address at 19 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith, London and was employed as a general domestic servant. Class: RG12; Piece: 42; Folio 41; Page 14; GSU roll: 6095152.

Married John Edward Saunders (b abt. 1876 in Notting hill, London ) in Q4 1898 in the Fulham reg district.

Their children:

Gladys Frances 1900
Lily Edith1901
Florence Dora1903
John Robert1906
Stanley Albert1910
Muriel Winifred1912
Irene M 1914
Leslie W1917

According to the 1911 census, this couple had another child who had died.

In 1901 Fanny and John were living at 24 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith with their daughter Frances. John was a bricklayers labourer. Class: RG13; Piece: 41; Folio: 127; Page: 34.

In 1911 Fanny and John were living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with their children Gladys, Lily, Dora, John and baby Stanley. John was employed as a railway shunter. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Fanny and John were still living in the same house in 1921, when their daughter Gladys got married.

Fanny died in the Willesden reg district, London in 1960, aged 84.

Exact birth date from Ancestry Tree of John Rosser.


EDITH TOMSETT 04/10/1877-1877

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in the wesleyan Methodists Church on 25/10/1877 +. Christened the same day as her sister Fanny.

Edith died in Lewes in Q4 1877.


JAMES TOMSETT 1879-1882

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 07/12/1879 +.

James died in Lewes in 1882, aged 2. He was buried in St John sub Castro on 17/03/1882.

Even though it said in the SFHG that James was the son of James and Fanny, I am not so certain. I believe he was the child of James and Emma. My reasoning being that no James showed up in the 1881 census with James and Fanny, but a James DID with James and Emma. That and the fact that Fanny stated she had had 12 children and if you add in James that would make 13!


ERNEST WILLIAM TOMSETT 1880-1951

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 04/12/1881 +.

In 1881 Ernest was living in St John Street Lewes with his parents and siblings Harry, Emily, Albert and Fanny. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Ernest was living with his parents at 22 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith, London. Class: RG12; Piece: 42; Folio 46; Page 24; GSU roll: 6095152.

In July 1898 the banns between Ernest and Annie Bennett were read. For whatever reason, this 2 did not marry for another 5 years

In 1901 Ernest was living at 29 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith with his "wife, Annie" and Annie's daughter Phoebe and their baby Mary Ann. Ernest was employed as a brick labourer. Class: RG13; Piece: 41; Folio: 123; Page: 26.

Married Annie Caroline Bennett (b 21/06/1879 in Acton, London) in All Saints Church, South Acton, Middlesex on 03/04/1904. At the time of their marriage, the couple wer both living at 4 Church Path, South Acton. The witnesses at the wedding were Henry Frederick Bennett and Florence Emma Howes.

Their children:

Mary Ann 1900
Edith 1901
Ellen Violet1904
Rosina Daisy 1906
Ernest William1907
George Henry1910
Harry Ernest 1911
Emma Violet1912
Dorothy May 1915

In 1911 Ernest and Annie were living in 3 rooms at 72 Station Road, Shepherds Bush, London with their children Phoebe, Edith and George. Ernest was employed as a carman.

On the 13/11/1915 Ernest and Annie were living at 19 Becklow Place, Becklow Road, Shepherd's Bush with their children Edith, George, Harry, Emma and Dorothy. This was the day Ernest was Attested for the Army. He became G21342 Private Ernest Tomsett in the Middlesex Regiment and he joined in Mill Hill, London.

Ernest was transferred to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and their 1st Garrison Battalion on 18/12/1915 where his number changed to 24683.

Ernest was 37 years and 300 days old when he signed and had been working as a carman. He was 5' 7 1/2" tall, with an expanded chest of 41".

On 26/02/1916, Ernest boarded a ship in Devonport and arrived in Bombay, India on 19/03/1916. On 06/10/1919, Ernest left Dehli to go to Deolali, where, he presumably, spent some time. This was a British Army camp 100 miles north-east of Bombay. Didn't realise until I looked this place up that this was the source of the British slang word Doolally (meaning mad) that my mum was so fond of saying. You learn something new everyday.

Ernest boarded the troopship SS Lancashire in Bombay on 22/10/1919. This ship sounded very familiar so did a bit of searching and I was right. It was the same troopship my mum sailed to Singapore on in 1954. What a small world! Ernest's records didn't say where he was going but I presume it was home to England.

I believe Ernest was discharged from the Army on 18/11/1919 and his stamp says Crystal Palace, London.

Ernest suffered from Malaria and bronchitus and was awarded a pension on 10/12/1919. At that time, he was a Lance Corporal (promoted to that rank on 18/09/1918). He had 40% disability, he was awarded 16 shillings and his wife and children were awarded the sum of 14 shillings and twopence a week, running from 08/01/1920 until 14/02/1922.

Annie died in Isleworth Hospital, Isleworth, London on 25/05/1935.

Ernest died in Battersea, London in 1951, aged 71.

Banns, marriage date and death details are from the Robertson Ancestry Tree of Andrew (Moleman).


ANNIE TOMSETT 1881-1886

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 04/12/1881 +.

Annie died in Lewes in Q4 1886, aged 6 and she was buried in the churchyaard of St John sub Castro,on 06/12/1886 +.


Children of Anne & Charles: grandchildren of Charles & Harriet, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CHARLES HENRY PENDER 1866-1950

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1871 was living in the High Street in Lewes with his parents and brother Daniel. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 10; Page: 27; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Charles was a 15 year old scholar in the Greenwich Hospital School in Greenwich, London. Was this really the right Charles?

Married Alice Relph (b 1864 in Brighton, Sussex) in the Lewes reg district on 09/02/1889.

Their children:

Charles Henry 1889 (c) 04/08/1889 +
Lilian May 1892 (c) 06/11/1892 +
Daniel James 1901

In 1891 Charles and Alice were living at Dudeneys (something) in Lewes with their son Charles. Charles was working as an iron founder finisher. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 83; Page 10; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 Charles and Alice were living at 7 St John Street, Lewes with their children Charles and Lilian. Charles was still employed in ironworks. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 121; Page: 6.

In 1911 Charles and Alice were living in 5 rooms at 1 Church Row, St John's, Lewes with their children Charles, Lilian and Daniel. Charles was a trimmer in an iron foundry.

Charles died in Lewes in 1950, aged 84.

Alice died in Lewes in Q1 1951, aged 87.


PETER TURNER PENDER 1867-1868

Born in Lewes.

Peter died in Lewes in Q2 1868.


DANIEL JAMES PENDER 1869-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St Annes, Lewes on 25/12/1869 +.

In 1871 Daniel was living in the High Street, Lewes with his parents and brother Charles. Class: RG10; Piece: 1067; Folio: 10; Page: 27; GSU roll: 827492.

In 1881 Daniel was living at 4 New Street, Lewes with his parents. Class: RG11; Piece: 1070; Folio: 71; Page: 19; GSU roll: 1341253.

Nothing more is know of him after 1881.


Children of Henry & Susannah: grandchildren of Edward & Mary, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ANNIE LOUISA MUGRIDGE 1865-1865

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 11/07/1865.

I believe Annie died in Hastings in Q3 1865.


CAROLINE MUGRIDGE 30/06/1866-1939

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 09/12/1866.

In 1871 Caroline was living at 3 Bossom Square, Hastings with her parents and baby sister Ellen. Class: RG10; Piece: 1028; Folio: 80; Page: 13; GSU roll: 827474.

In 1881 Caroline was a general servant at 60 Eversfield Place, Hastings. This was the home of Alfred W Green (tin plate worker) and his wife. He had several other servants and lodgers. Class: RG11; Piece: 1027; Folio: 11; Page: 16; GSU roll: 1341243.

Married Charles Moon (b 1863 in Hastings) on 10/05/1885 in Hastings.

Their children:

Rose Annie 1885 (c) 09/08/85
Richard Henry 1887(c) 10/07/1887
Charles Edward1889 (c) 13/10/1889
Frederick John1893 (c) 08/10/1893
George Alfred 1895 (c) 13/10/1895
Gilbert Walter1897
William Robert1899
Victor Thomas1902
Caroline Elizabeth Amy1909

In 1891 Caroline and Charles were living in the St Clements area of Hastings with their children Rose, Richard and Charles. Charles was employed as a fisherman. Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 66; Page 37; GSU roll: 6095870.

In 1901 Caroline and Charles (transcribed as Moore) were living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with their children Richard, Charles, Frederick, George, Gilbert and William. Charles was still working as a fisherman. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 55; Page: 20.

In 1911 Caroline and Charles were living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with their children Frederick, George, Gilbert, William, Victor and Caroline. Charles was working as a fisherman, as were his 2 oldest sons. He had his own account so I am presuming he worked for himself and quite possibly employed his sons to work with him.

Charles died in Hastings in 1926.

Caroline died in Hastings in 1939.


HARRY MUGRIDGE 1868-1870

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 14/06/1868.

Harry died in Hastings in 1870.


ELLEN MUGRIDGE 1871-1871

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 12/02/1871.

In 1871 baby Ellen was living at 3 Bossom Square, Hastings with her parents and sister Caroline. Class: RG10; Piece: 1028; Folio: 80; Page: 13; GSU roll: 827474.

Ellen died in Hastings in Q3 1871.


CHARLOTTE MUGRIDGE 1872-1876

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 30/10/1872.

Charlotte died in Hastings in 1876, aged 3.


JOHN EDWARD MUGRIDGE 1875-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 14/03/1875.

Known as Edward.

In 1881 Edward was living at 2 Bossoms Square with his parents and siblings William and Henrietta. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 81; Page: 10; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Edward was living in the same house with his parents and siblings William, Henrietta, Charles and Henry. Edward was working as a seaman. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

Married Elizabeth Martin in Hastings in Q2 1894.

Their children:

John Edward 1894
Elizabeth Susan 1897
Harry Daniel 1899
William James Frank 1902

In 1901 Edward (who was now going by the name John) and Elizabeth were living at (Model Dwellings, Seriveus Buildings) number 12, Hastings with their children John, Elizabeth and Harry. John was working as a fisherman still. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 31; Page: 17.

In 1911 John and Elizabeth were living at 13 Scrivens Buildings, Hastings with their children John, Elizabeth, Harry and William. John was working as a fisherman, as was his eldest son. Class: RG78; Piece: 203

John died on 27/11/1944. He and Elizabeth had been living at 2 Trafalgar Cottages, Tackleway, Hastings Old Town. Administration was granted on 18/06/1945 at Lewes to his sons Harry Daniel (fisherman) and William Frank James (corporation employee). John's effects totalled £499 2s. It salso said Former Grant D.R. Lewes 7 February 1945. In that, Administration had been granted to John's widow Elizabeth and his effects totalled £499 6s 3d.

Elizabeth died on 21/02/1945 at Hastings Municipal Hospital. She had still been livng in the same house. Administration was granted in Lewes on 13/04/1945 to her sons Harry Danile Mugridge (fisherman) and William Frank James Mugridge (corporation employee). Elizabeth's effects totalled £528 19s 1d.

* The Scrivens building was block of houses in Crown Lane and was the first concrete dwelling to be erected in Hastings. This block of houses provided accommodation for poor folk. It was built by the Scrivens family, who were a family of local bankers and philanthropists. They were particularly well-known characters in Hastings.This is an example of the work that the Scrivens family did for the poor and the needy in Hastings. They were a well-respected family, and for this reason the housing they built is commemorated with a blue plaque in the Old Town region of Hastings.


WILLIAM HENRY MUGRIDGE 1877-1942

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 09/09/1877.

In 1881 William was living at 2 Bossoms Square with his parents and siblings Edward and Henrietta. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 81; Page: 10; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 William was living in the same house with his parents and siblings Edward, Henrietta, Charles and Henry. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

In 1901 William was still living in the same house with his parents and siblings Charles and Henry. William was working as a fisherman. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 54; Page: 18.

In 1911 William was still living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with his mother and brothers Charles and Henry. William was working as a fisherman. Class: RG14; Piece: 4735; Schedule Number: 260.

William died in Hastings in Q4 1942, aged 65.


HENRIETTA MUGRIDGE 1879-1957

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 14/12/1879.

In 1881 Henrietta was living at 2 Bossoms Square with her parents and siblings Edward and William. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 81; Page: 10; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Henrietta was living in the same house with her parents and siblings Edward, William, Charles and Henry. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

Her child:

Florence 20/05/1898

In 1901 I believe Henrietta, listed as Hettie was residing in the workhouse in Ore. Also listed is a Dorothy Mugridge, which I believe to be her daughter, Florence. Hettie was employed as a domestic servant. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 130; Page: 6.

Married Charles William Moore (b 29/03/1876 in Hastings) in Q4 1901 in Hastings.

Their children:

Harriet Elizabeth 1902
Ellen Susan 20/01/1905

In 1911 Henrietta and Charles were living at 17 Winding Street, Hastings with their daughter Ellen. Charles was working from home as a fisherman. Henrietta was also working at home but at what I don't know.

Charles died on 09/03/1919.

Henrietta possibly died in Hastings in Q3 1957, aged 77.


CHARLES MUGRIDGE 1882-1954

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 14/01/1883.

In 1891 Charles was living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with his parents and siblings Edward, William, Henrietta and Henry. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

In 1901 Charles was still living in the same house with his parents and siblings William and Henry. Charles was employed as a general labourer. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 54; Page: 18.

In 1911 Charles was still living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with his mother and brothers William and Henry. Charles was employed as a labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 4735; Schedule Number: 260.

I believe Charles died in Hastings in Q2 1954, aged 71.


HENRY MUGRIDGE 14/01/1885-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened at All Saints Church, Hastings on 14/06/1885.

In 1891 Henry was living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with his parents and siblings Edward, William, Henrietta and Charles. Class: RG12; Piece: 759; Folio 68; Page 16; GSU roll: 6095869.

In 1901 Henry was still living in the same house with his parents and siblings William and Charles. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 54; Page: 18.

In 1911 Henry was still living at 2 Bossoms Square, Hastings with his mother and brothers William and Charles.Henry was working as a fisherman.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Caroline & Spencer: grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


BESSIE CRAMP 1871-????

Born in Devonport, Devon.

In 1881 Bessie was living at Beach Cottage, Hastings with her parents and brother Edward. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 44; Page: 38; GSU roll: 1341242.

Nothing else is known of her.


EDWARD JOSEPH CRAMP 20/01/1876-1956

Born in Cairn Ryan, Wigtown, Scotland. Presumably his father had been working there for a time.

In 1881 Edward was living in Beach Cottage, Hastings with his parents and sister Bessie. Class: RG11; Piece: 1022; Folio: 44; Page: 38; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Edward was living at 92 Clarks Street, Stone, Kent with his father, stepmother and 4 half brothers, Spencer, Charles, Percy and Albert. Edward was working as an errand errand boy. Class: RG12; Piece: 641; Folio 117; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095751.

In 1901 Edward was a boarder at 38 Surrey Row, Southwark, London. This was the home of James Smith (manufacturing warehouseman) and his family. Edward was employed as a labourer of some description. Class: RG13; Piece: 359; Folio: 123; Page: 29.

Married Mary Anne Sharpe (b 1881) in St Pancras Parish Church, London on 04/08/1901. Edward was 25 and Mary Ann was 20. Both bride and groom had been living at 147 Euston Road before the marriage. Edward was working as a concrete specialist. The witnesses were William David Sharpe and Lilian Mary Furtvangular(?).

Their children:

Edward Charles 1902
Alice Maud 1902
Frederick Samuel08/02/1906

In 1911 Edward was boarding at32 Protheroe Road, Fulham, London. Not sure where Alice is yet. Edward was employed as a builder.

Edward died in 1956, aged 80.

Edward's marriage and children information from Sharon Hollie.


RACHEL CRAMP 14/07/1877-1878

Born in Drumore, Scotland.

Rachel died in Kirkmaiden, Scotland in 1878.


Information from Sharon Hollie.

Children of John & Rhoda:grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ANNIE AMELIA MUGRIDGE 1877-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1881 Annie was living in her maternal grandparents home in Sea View Cottages, Winchelsea, Sussex with her widowed mother and sister Sarah. Class: RG11; Piece: 1020; Folio: 80; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341242.

I cannot find Annie in 1891.

Married James Wellard in Q3 1900 in the Rye reg district, Sussex.

I cannot find Annie and James in 1901 either.

Nothing else is currently known.


SARAH FRANCES MUGRIDGE 03/04/1879-1971

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1881 Sarah was living in her maternal grandparents home in Sea View Cottages, Winchelsea, Sussex with her widowed mother and sister Annie. Class: RG11; Piece: 1020; Folio: 80; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341242.

In 1891 Sarah was living in Factory Square, Icklesham, Sussex with her mother, stepfather and 3 half siblings. Sarah was listed under the surname Barden. Class: RG12; Piece: 757; Folio 112; Page 7; GSU roll: 6095867.

In 1901 Sarah (reverting back to Mugridge) was employed as a parlourmaid at (Capel-ne. Ferne), Albany Road, Hastings. This was the home of widow Fanny Tubbs (living on her own means). Class: RG13; Piece: 871; Folio: 46; Page: 33.

Married Noah Alexander Clout in Q3 1909 in the Rye reg district, Sussex.

Their children:

Ronald Alexander 1910
Norah C F1911

In 1911 Sarah and Noah were living at The Lodge, Banksome Edge, St Leonards On Sea with their baby son Ronald. Having looked at the actual scan, I am not so certain Ronald was their son. He is on the census but there is nothing in the relation to head colum and there is also a large X in the children colums. Odd! Noah was employed as a domestic gardener. Class: RG14; Piece: 4758; Schedule Number: 212.

Noah died in Q2 1961 in the Battle reg district, Sussex, aged 80.

Sarah died in Q1 1971 in the Battle reg district, aged 91.


Children of Emma & Philip:grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ROWLAND PERCY PHILIP VIDLER 29/06/1886-21/03/1930

Born in Hastings, Sussex

In 1891 Rowland (known as Percy in this census) was at 32 Lennox Street in Ore village with his parents and sister Grace. There was also a lodger named William Crouch (plasterer). Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 93; Page 31; GSU roll: 6095870.

In 1901 Rowland was living at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with his parents and siblings Grace, Florence, Gertrude and Herbert. Rowland was employed as a greengrocers assistant. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

Married in Hastings in Q3 1910 to Mary Ann Diggins (b 31/08/1887 in Hastings)

Their children:

Winifred K 1911
Adelaide Jane 19/05/1913

I cannot find the couple in 1911.

Served as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery during WW1. His number was 163239.

Roland died at the East Sussex Hospital, Hastings on 21/03/1930. He and Mary Ann had been living at 64 Albion Street, Hastings. Administration was granted at Lewes on 01/05/1930 to his widow Mary Ann. Roland's effects totalled £93 15s.

Mary Ann died in Hastings on 15/10/1976.


GRACE (H)ELLEN VIDLER 1890-29/2/1964

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1891 Grace was living at 32 Lennox Street in Ore village with her parents and brother Rowland (known as Percy in this census). There was also a lodger named William Crouch (plasterer). Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 93; Page 31; GSU roll: 6095870.

In 1901 Grace was living at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with her parents and siblings Rowland, Florence, Gertrude and Herbert. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

In 1911 Grace was employed as a laundress in a sanitorium at Frederick Road, Hastings. Class: RG14; Piece: 4719; Schedule Number: 50.

Married Arthur Ernest Knight (b 1892 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q3 1911.

Their child:

Ronald Arthur 14/01/1912

I have not yet found a death for Grace.

Arthur was a decorator and he died in 1942 in Hastings.

Grace then married Albert Webb in Q1 1944 in Hastings.

Grace died in Hastings on 29/02/1964, aged. She had been living at 27 St Helens Crescent, |Hastings. Administration was granted in London on 08/06/1964 to her son Ronald (lorry driver). Grace's effects totalled £295.


FLORENCE HENRIETTA VIDLER 1892-1985

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Florence was living at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with her parents and siblings Rowland, Grace, Gertrude and Herbert. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

In 1911 Florence was living at 26 North Terrace in the Halton region of Hastings with her parents and siblings Gertrude, Herbert and Arthur. There was also a 3 month old nurse child named William Thomas Parry in the house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4738; Schedule Number: 302.

Married Albert Edward Wingfield (b 1895 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q2 1914.

Their Possible children: This is going on a FreeBMD search using the parents surnames.

Mabel N G 1918
Ivy Lilian 1920
Albert E 1922
Sidney R 1924
Margaret P 1925
Thomas Charles 27/10/1927
George P 1929

Albert died in Q1 1969 in Hastings, aged 73.

Florence died in Hastings in Q3 1985, aged 93.


ALBERT EDWARD VIDLER 13/12/1893-1895

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Albert died in Hastings in 1895, aged 2 years.


ETHEL MAUD VIDLER ?/02/1895-21/07/1899

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Died in Hastings, aged 4 years.


GERTRUDE ALICE VIDLER 1898-1941

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Gertrude was living at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with her parents and siblings Rowland, Grace, Florence and Herbert. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

In 1911 Gertrude was living at 26 North Terrace in the Halton region of Hastings with her parents and siblings Florence, Herbert and Arthur. There was also a 3 month old nurse child named William Thomas Parry in the house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4738; Schedule Number: 302.

Married James Newington (b 11/03/1894 in Brighton, Sussex) in Hastings in Q3 1919.

Their children:

James P 1920
Frederick A 1922
Reginald P G 1923
Kathleen A 1927

I believe Gertrude died in Hastings in Q4 1941, aged 43.

James then married widow Emily Mugridge (nee Spire or Spice) in Hastings in Q3 1947. Emily had previously been married to Gertrude's cousin, John Edward Mugridge.

James died in Hastings in Q4 1970, aged 76. Emily died in Hastings in Q1 1976, aged 80.


HERBERT WILLIAM VIDLER 06/11/1899-30/04/1962

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Herbert was living at 2 Claremont Terrace, Ore with his parents and siblings Rowland, Grace, Florence and Gertrude. Class: RG13; Piece: 862; Folio: 38; Page: 15.

In 1911 Herbert was living at 26 North Terrace in the Halton region of Hastings with his parents and siblings Florence, Gertrude and Arthur. There was also a 3 month old nurse child named William Thomas Parry in the house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4738; Schedule Number: 302.

On August 7th 1915, Herbert was attested into the 6th Battalion Middlesex Regiment as L/16087 Private Vidler. He was to serve 7 years with the Colours and 5 years in the Reserves

When he was examined for his Army life, Herbert had been 18 years old, weighed 100lbs, stood 5' 7/8" tall, had an expanded chest of 33", fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. His religion was Salvationist.

Herbert was charged several times in his short time in the Army, mostly small misdemeaners: 1st September he was confined to Barracks for 5 days for inattention on the 06-15 parade; 17th Sept, confined to Barracks for 14 days for irregular conduct; 20th Sept, confined to Barracks for 7 days for something in a tent; 1st Oct, he was confined to Barracks for 7 days for inattention in the ranks; 3rd October another 7 day confinement for inattention on parade; 13th Oct he had yet another 7 day confinement for being absent form the 06-15 parade and on 20th Oct his last 7 day confinement resulted from having a dirty rifle on the 08-45 parade.

Herbert served 84 days in the Army before being discharged for lieing about his age. Not the first one I've found in my research, it appeared to be quite common. Herbert was found out by the fact his father wrote a letter asking for his discharge, stating he was only 15 years old and enclosing his birth certifictae. I wonder how the 2 of them got on after that.

Married Cissy Ripley (b 25/01/1899 in Hollington, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex)in Hastings in Q3 1919.

Their children:

Herbert John 25/06/1921
Paul P 1926

Herbert became a crew member (fireman) on the ship Ohio. He joined the ship on 26/09/1924 and sailed to in New York, arriving there on 04/10/1924. Herbert was 24 when he joined the crew, stood 5' 8" and weighed in at 148 lbs.

Herbert died in Hastings on 30/04/1962.

Cissy died in Hastings in 1988.

Exact dates from the Gander extended family tree on Ancestry. The facts about Herbert being a crew member was from the Ancestry tree of Sue Russell


ARTHUR REGINALD VIDLER 01/11/1902-1984

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 26 North Terrace in the Halton region of Hastings with his parents and siblings Florence, Gertrude and Herbert. There was also a 3 month old nurse child named William Thomas Parry in the house. Class: RG14; Piece: 4738; Schedule Number: 302.

Possibly married Ellen Louise Stace in Hastings in Q4 1924.

Arthur and Ellen had a daughter named Audrey E who was born and died in 1929.

Arthur died in Hastings in Q2 1984, aged 81.


Exact dates from the Gander extended family tree on Ancestry.


Children of Mildred & Isaac: grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MILDRED MUGRIDGE 1866-1950

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened Mildred Barton Mugridge on 05/10/1866 in St Clements Church, Hastings.

In 1871 Mildred was living at 32 High Street, Hastings with her parents, brothers Horace and Sydney and 4 stepsiblings Jane, Thomas, Alice and Arthur. Given Mildred's christenening name, I am assuming that Isaac was her father rather than step father. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 43; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827475.

In 1881 Mildred was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with her widowed mother, siblings Horace, Sidney, Annie and Florence and step siblings Jane and Arthur. Mildred was working as a domestic servant. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Mildred was employed as a cook at 19 Wellington Square, Hastings. This was the home of widow Isabel Clowes (living of her own means). Class: RG12; Piece: 761; Folio 35; Page 9; GSU roll: 6095871.

In 1901 Mildred was head of the house at 7 North Terrace, Hastings. Living there with her was her mother Mildred and her sister Annie. Mildred was working as a laundress in her home and had her own account. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 82; Page: 31.

In 1911 Mildred was head of the house in 8 North Terrace in the Halton district of Hastings. She was living in 5 rooms. Living with her were her mother and sister Ann. Mildred was working as a seamstress at home and her mother was assisting her.

Mildred died in Hastings in 1950, aged 80.


HORACE EDGAR BARTON 1867-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there on 24/01/1868.

In 1871 Horace was living at 32 High Street, Hastings with his parents, siblings Mildred and Sydney and 4 stepsiblings Jane, Thomas, Alice and Arthur. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 43; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827475.

In 1881 Horace was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with his widowed mother, siblings Mildred, Sidney, Annie and Florence and step siblings Jane and Arthur. Horace was employed as an errand boy. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Horace was living at 7 Hughenden Road, Ore, Hastings with his mother, siblings Horace, Sidney, Annie and Florence and stepbrother Arthur (paper hanger and plasterer). Horace was employed as a grocers assistant. Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 21; Page 36; GSU roll: 6095868.

Nothing else is currently known.


SYDNEY HOWARD BARTON 1870-10/03/1952

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1871 Sydney was living at 32 High Street, Hastings with his parents, siblings Mildred and Horace and 4 stepsiblings Jane, Thomas, Alice and Arthur. Class: RG10; Piece: 1029; Folio: 43; Page: 11; GSU roll: 827475.

In 1881 Sydney was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with his widowed mother, siblings Mildred, Horace, Annie and Florence and step siblings Jane and Arthur. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Sydney was living at 7 Hughenden Road, Ore, Hastings with his mother, siblings Horace, Annie and Florence. and stepbrother Arthur (paper hanger and plasterer). Sydney was employed as a grocery porter. Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 21; Page 36; GSU roll: 6095868.

Married Caroline Frances Briggs (b 1876 in Ashford, Kent) in Q1 1898 in Hastings.

Their children:

Frances Louise 1899
Sydney Edgar 1900
Mildred Ruth 1909

In 1901 Sydney and Caroline were living at 60 Mount Pleasant Road, hastings with their children Frances and Sydney. Also there that day was Bessie Briggs, Caroline's sister (general domestic servant). Sydney was employed as a grocers assistant. Class: RG13; Piece: 867; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Sydney and Caroline were living at 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with their children Frances, Sydney and Mildred. Visiting that day were JOhn H E Booran (railway clerk) and his wife. Sydney was employed as an assistant superintendant of Pearl Assurance (which, I believe, was an insurance company. Not sure if it still exists today)>

At some point, Sydney became a verger as in 1951 he was appointed administration of his sister Florence's effects and was listed as a retired verger.

Sydney died at St Helens Hospital, Frederick Road, Hastings on 10/03/1952. He and Caroline had been living at 26 Downs Road, Gastings. Probate was granted at Lewes on 04/04/1952 to his son Sydney Edgar Barton (railway clerk). Sisney's effects totalled £602 13s.

Caroline died in Hastings on 14/01/1959, aged 84. She had still been living in the same house. Administration was granted in Lewes on 29/04/1959 to her daughter Mildred Ruth Boyd. Caroline's effects totalled £288 10s 2d.


ANNIE LOUISE BARTON 1875-1960?

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1881 Annie was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with her widowed mother, siblings Mildred, Horace, Sidney and Florence and step siblings Jane and Arthur. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Annie was living at 7 Hughenden Road, Ore, Hastings with her mother, siblings Horace, Sidney and Florence and stepbrother Arthur (paper hanger and plasterer). Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 21; Page 36; GSU roll: 6095868.

In 1901 Annie was living at 8 North Terrace, Ore. This was the home of her sister Mildred and she lived there with her mother. Annie was employed as a domestic housemaid. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 82; Page: 31.

In 1911 Annie was still living with her sister Mildred and their mother at 8 North Terrace.

Annie very likely died in Hastings in 1960, aged 85 years..


FLORENCE ELSIE BARTON 1877-26/11/1950

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1881 Florence was living at 120 Emmanuel Road, Hastings with her widowed mother, siblings Mildred, Horace, Sidney and Annie and step siblings Jane and Arthur. Class: RG11; Piece: 1025; Folio: 29; Page: 51; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Florence was living at 7 Hughenden Road, Ore, Hastings with her mother, siblings Horace, Sidney and Annie and stepbrother Arthur (paper hanger and plasterer). Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 21; Page 36; GSU roll: 6095868.

In 1901 Florence was employed as a cook at Howbray, Springfeild Road, St Leonards on Sea, (near Hastings). This was the home of Edward Mosson (living on own means) and his wife.

In 1911 Florence was still employed as a cook in the same house. Edward Mossom had since died and his widow, Mary was now head of the house. Florence was obviously well treated in this household to have stayed there 10 years.

Florence died in Hastings on 26/11/1950, aged 73. She had been living at 236 Old London Road, Hastings. Administration was granted at Lewes on 24/01/1951 to her brother Sydney Howard Barton (retired verger). Florence's effects totalled £1013 16s 10d.


Children of Richard & Mary: grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ALICE JANE MUGRIDGE 24/06/1882-17/12/1945

Born in Eston (or South Bank) Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

I cannot find her in 1891. Class: RG12; Piece: 3941; Folio 55; Page 16; GSU roll: 6099051.

In 1901 Alice was living at 46 Flinton Street, Sculcoates Hull, with her aunt Isabel Spurling and Isabel's niece Mary Adams and her children. Mary also happened to be the half sister of Alice. Alice was employed as a domestic nurse. Class: RG13; Piece: 4479; Folio: 9; Page: 9.

Her children:

Charles 1905
Arthur 1910
Teresa Bagley 31/03/1912
Lily Bagley 11/05/1913
Isabella Bagley 22/06/1918

In 1911 Alice was living at living at 9 Edwins Place, Porter Street, Hull with her mother and her sons Charles and Arthur. Also living there were was a lodger named Charles Baggley (labourer). Could he be the father of Charles?

Married Thomas Eldridge in Q3 1926 in the Cardiff reg district, South Wales. I arrived at this marriage by finding an Alice J's death in Cardiff for the right time, then matching up the Mugridge to the Eldridge. This is all supposing the death details are correct.

Alice died in Cardiff, Wales on 17/12/1945.

These records were obtained by one of her descendants in the Eldridge family.


ARTHUR MUGRIDGE 1882 -????

Born in Eston (or South Bank) Middlesborough, Yorkshire. Was he the twin of Alice?

In 1891 Arthur was a visitor at 3 Queens Place, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. This was the home of William Spurling (mariner) and his family. Also visiting that day were William Mugridge (mariner). He was visiting with his father and brothers George and John (James). Isabel was his mother's sister. Class: RG12; Piece: 3941; Folio 55; Page 16; GSU roll: 6099051.

Nothing else is currently known.


GEORGE HENRY MUGRIDGE 16/09/1885-12/07/1914

Born in Scarborough, East Riding of Yorkshire.

In 1891 George was visiting the home of his uncle William Spurling and his family. This was at 3 Queens Place, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. Also visiting were his father and siblings Arthur and John. (I strongly believe that Arthur is actually his sister Alice and John is his brother James.) Class: RG12; Piece: 3941; Folio 55; Page 16; GSU roll: 6099051.

I cannot find the family in 1901.

Married Lily Gamble Ward (b 1888 in Hull) on 08/01/1905 in the Sculcoates reg district, Yorkshire. George had given 3 Waverly Place, Massey Street, Hull on his marriage certificate.

Their children:

Margaret Isabella 1905
Lily Caroline (Catherine) 1906
Ivy * 1907
George William V * 1909
James Henry 1911

The 1911 census said this couple had 4 children, 2 of whom had died. The * are the children I believe are the dead ones.

In 1911 George and Lily were living at 8 Margaret Street Docks, Cardiff with their children Margaret, Lily and baby James. George's brother James was also living with them. George was employed as a fisherman on a steam trawler, as was his brother. Class: RG14; Piece: 32129; Schedule Number: 294.

George died on 12/07/1914 at sea, 270 miles west and 1/2 mile south of Lundy Island.

The family returned to Hull after George's death.

Lily married James Richard Gardiner in 1915 in Hull and they had 5 children.


JAMES RICHARD MUGRIDGE 08/06/1888-11/11/1960

Born at 47 Castlegate, Scarborough, East Riding of Yorkshire.

In 1891 John was visiting the home of his uncle William Spurling and his family. This was at 3 Queens Place, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. Also visiting were his father and siblings Arthur and George. (I strongly believe that Arthur is actually his sister Alice and John is his brother James.) Class: RG12; Piece: 3941; Folio 55; Page 16; GSU roll: 6099051.

I cannot find the family in 1901.

I do know James was working as a trawlerman out of Hull in 1906. He was a 4th hand aboard the SS Kite on 28/06/1906. This was a110 foot fishing boat, launched in 1903 and built by Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Company Ltd.

In 1911 James was living at 28 Margaret Street Docks, Cardiff. This was the home of his brother George and his family. James was employed as a fisherman, as was his brother. Class: RG14; Piece: 32129; Schedule Number: 294.

Married Lily Maud Barnett (b 30/01/1882 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales) on 25/05/1912 in Cardiff.

Their children:

Eleanor I 1913
James Richard 17/02/1915
Lily I 1920
William R 1926

During WW11 James was in the Royal Naval Reserve, operating out of Dover using his trawler as a minesweeper. He sent postcards to his wife and son from Paris and then Rome in 1917. He was aboard HMS Osiris 11 in July. He was also in the far eastern Mediterranean. In 1916, James gained his Skipper certificate.

James died at St Davids Hospital, Cardiff on 11/11/1960, aged 72. He and Lily had been living at 141 Corporation Road, Orangetown, Cardiff. Probate was granted at Llandaff on 02/02/1961 to his widow Lily Maud Mugridge. James's effects totalled £3510 16s 3d.

Lily died on 20/02/1976 in Cardiff, aged 94.

Actual dates are from the Ancestry tree of John Rosser. Also a lot of personal information is from Sue Mugridge, to whom I am extremely grateful.

MARIA MUGRIDGE 1891-15/01/1893

Born in Hull, Yorkshire.

Maria died in on 5/01/1893 of bronchitus. She was buried on 18/01/1893 in Spring Bank Cemetery, Hull. The informant was M Adams (her aunt).


Children of Henry & Ellen: grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ELLEN MERCY MUGRIDGE 1876-1947

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1881 Ellen was living at 8 Middle Street, Hastings with his parents and sister Annie. Class: RG11; Piece: 1026; Folio: 96; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341243.

In 1891 Ellen was lodging at 19 Lower South Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex with her parents and brother George. was also another lodger named Albert Whittenstall (shoemaker). The head of the house was Frank Golding (plasterer). RG12; Piece: 766; Folio 69; Page 42; GSU roll: 6095876.

In 1901 Ellen was a domestic servant at 101 Braybrook Road, Hastings. This was the home of John Stockbridge (commercial traveller) and his family. My uncle, Tony Mugridge was born in Braybrook Road at number 33. Class: RG13; Piece: 868; Folio: 67; Page: 31.

In 1911, 35 year old Ellen may well have been employed as a servant at 26 Robertson Street, Hastings. This was the home of William James Sheeter (baker and confectioner) and his family.

I strongly believe Ellen died in Hastings in 1947, aged 70 years..


ANNIE LOUISA MUGRIDGE 1879-1887

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church on 12/08/1883. The family were living at 12 St Paul's Road at that time.

In 1881 Annie was living at 8 Middle Street, Hastings with his parents and sister Ellen. Class: RG11; Piece: 1026; Folio: 96; Page: 30; GSU roll: 1341243.

Annie died in Hastings in 1887.


GEORGE MUGRIDGE 1890-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1891 George was lodging at 19 Lower South Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex with his parents and sister Ellen. On this census poor old George was named as Goulding and listed as a daughter! was also another lodger named Albert Whittenstall (shoemaker). The head of the house was Frank Golding (plasterer). RG12; Piece: 766; Folio 69; Page 42; GSU roll: 6095876.

Nothing else is currently know.


Child of Thomas & Eliza: grandchild of Richard & Mercy, great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.

Information from Chris Moss

ELIZA JANE MUGRIDGE 1878-1879

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened there in Holy Trinity Church on 08/04/1879 +. Eliza and her parents were living in Earl Street, Hastings at that time.

I believe Eliza died in Hastings in Q2 1879 and was buried on 04/06/1879 in St Helen's, Ore, Hastings.


Child of Thomas & Mary: grandchild of Richard & Mercy, great grandchild of Henry.

Information from Chris Moss

ARTHUR THOMAS MUGRIDGE 03/09/1880-01/07/1942

Born at 49 Jubilee Street, Brighton, Sussex.

Also known as Thomas Arthur.

In 1881 baby Arthur was living at 49 Jubilee Street, Brighton with his parents and half sister (sister?) Edith. Class: RG11; Piece: 1090; Folio: 125; Page: 31; GSU roll: 1341257.

In 1891 Arthur was living at 24 Foundry Street, Brighton with his widowed mother and half sister Edith. Class: RG12; Piece: 812; Folio 21; Page 38; GSU roll: 6095922.

In 1901 Arthur was living with his mother at 20 Kensington Street, Brighton. Arthur was working as a waiter in a restaurant. Class: RG13; Piece: 930; Folio: 87; Page: 9

Married Emma Louise Colven (b 21/10/1878 in Bermondsey, London) on 12/09/1904 at Southwark Register Office, London.

Their children:

George Arthur 26/07/1905
May Lilian 15/10/1906
Lilian May 15/10/1906
William Thomas1908
Queenie Louisa08/11/1909
Margaret1916

In 1911 Arthur and Emma were living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with their children George, May, William and Queenie. Arthus was employed as a hotel clerk. Class: RG14; Piece: 1782.

Arthur died in Dulwich, London on 01/07/1942.

Emma died in Greenwich, London on 04/10/1972.


Children of Mercy: grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ERNEST EDWARD MUGRIDGE 24/02/1881-????

Born in Hastings, possibly in the Union Workhouse in Ore, Hastings.

In 1881 Ernest was living in the workhouse with his mother. Class: RG11; Piece: 1021; Folio: 137; Page: 2; GSU roll: 1341242

In 1891 Ernest was still an inmate at the workhouse with his mother. In this census he was transcribed as Ernest Magiolo, aged 60! Class: RG12; Piece: 758; Folio 162; Page 2; GSU roll:

In 1901 Ernest was living at 40 Lennox Street, Hastings with his mother and brother Albert. Also living there was a boarder named George Truluck (brickmaker). George later became Ernest's stepfather. Ernest was working as a bricklayer. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 77; Page: 21.

Married Daisy Ethel Selden (b abt 1882 in Ore, Hastings, Sussex)in Q1 1906 in Hastings.

Their child:

William Alfred 1906

In 1911 Ernest and Daisy were living at 115 Stonesfield Terrace, Hastings with their son William. This was the home of Daisy's widowed mother Ellen (living on private means). There was also a boarder named Susan Coombes (widow living off own means). Ernest was employed as a shop assistant in a furniture store.

Daisy died in Hastings on 02/02/1938, aged 56. She and Ernest had been living at 115 Stonefiled Road, Hastings. Probate was granted at Lewes on 14/03/1938 to he son William Alfred Mugridge (omnibus driver). Daisy's effects totalled £921 0s 6d.

I have not yet found a death for Ernest.


ALBERT EDWARD MUGRIDGE 27/05/1891-24/01/1958

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Albert was living at 40 Lennox Street, Hastings with his mother and brother Ernest. Also living there was a boarder named George Truluck (brickmaker). George later became Albert's stepfather. Class: RG13; Piece: 865; Folio: 77; Page: 21.

Married Ada May Simpson (b 23/05/1895 in Woking, Surrey) in Hastings on 08/03/1919.

Albert and Ada had 2 daughters who are still living. They also had a stillborn son born in 1919 that they named Edward Albert.

Albert was a great friend of the Hastings legend "Billy the Tubman". He also used to dress up as half man, half lady and do a turn.

Albert died in Hastings on 24/01/1958, aged 66.

Ada died in Hastings on 29/12/1968, aged 73.

Personal information on this family is from a cousin, Sue westgate. Thank you so much Sue.

Children of Alfred & Annie:grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ROSIE LAURA R MUGRIDGE 1881-1930

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1891 Rosie was at the home of her maternal grandparents, Caleb and Rebecca Fisher in Orpington, Kent. Class: RG12; Piece: 634; Folio 14; Page 26; GSU roll: 6095744.

In 1901 Rosie was employed as a general domestic servant in High Street, Orpington. This was the home of Caleb Best (butcher) and his family.. Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 119; Page: 29.

Married Percy Staples in Orpington in Q3 1905.

Their children:

Ivy Rose 1906
Grace Margaret 1908
Daisy L1911
Mabel Ruby Ann 1914

In 1911, at the time of the census, Laura was at the home of her parents at 26 Russell Street, Hastings, with her daughters Ivy, Grace and and baby Daisy. Also living there were her brothers Alfred and Caleb. Maybe she had gone there to show them her latest child, who was only 2 months old.

Rosie died in the Bromley reg district in Q1 1930, aged 49.

DAISY CAROLINE AGNES (ANN) MUGRIDGE 29/10/1885-1982

Born in Hastings Sussex.

Christened in Holy Trinity Church, Hastings on 11/07/1886 +. The family were living at 45 Cambridge Road at the time.

In 1891 Daisy was living at 13 Earl Street, Hastings with her mother and siblings Laura and May. Her father was not at home that night. Class: RG12; Piece: 763; Folio 62; Page 44; GSU roll: 6095873.

In 1901 Daisy was working as a housemaid at 41 White Rock, Hastings. This was a drapery shop. Class: RG13; Piece: 868; Folio: 100; Page: 11.

In 1911 Daisy was employed as a hospital wardmaid in the workhouse in Battle, Sussex.

Married Walter William Peters (b 1882 Battle Sussex) in March 1916.

Their child:

Walter Henry George 1917

Daisy and Wally (as he was known) lived all their married lives in Battle, most of it in the same house. Daisy worked in the local Newberry’s jam factory at the bottom of her road. Wally worked there before their marriage but I am not sure if he did afterwards. What I remember of Wally was that he always looked like a gamekeeper to me and I thought this was his job. When I mentioned it to my aunt she sais she remembered Wally as a softly spoken man sitting beside the fire mending nets. So she thought maybe he went poaching rabbits.

For as long as I knew them, daisy and Wally had a lodger named Percy. I do not know his surname or his occupation but he was always around.

Wally died in Battle in 1963.

Sometime after Wally's death, Daisy moved into a retirement flat in Coronation Gardens, Battle. It was at this flat that myself and younger sister stayed for a few days. Daisy got on better with my younger sister and I got on better with Daisy's younger sister Mabel.

Daisy died in Battle in 1972, aged 87.


LAURA GRACE CATHERINE MUGRIDGE 03/05/1887 – 28/09/1972

Born at 80 George Street Hastings Sussex.

Known as Grace.

In 1891 Laura was living at 13 Earl Street, Hastings with her mother and siblings Daisy and May. Her father was not at home that night. Class: RG12; Piece: 763; Folio 62; Page 44; GSU roll: 6095873.

In 1901 Grace was employed as a domestic servant at 53 St Mary's Terrace, Hastings. This was the home ofJames W Vent (retired civil servant) and his family. Class: RG13; Piece: 866; Folio: 80; Page: 9.

On 11/4/1913 Grace sailed from Tilbury docks to Australia on the SS Orvieto. She arrived in Brisbane on 26/05/1913, 45 days later. She transferred to the SS Canberra the next day for her trip to Rockhampton, another days travel.

Grace married her English sweetheart Robert Norman (b 23/06/1887 in Halesworth, Suffolk) on 30/5/1913 in St Paul's Church, corner of William and Alma Streets, Rockhampton, Australia. He had sailed to Australia 4 years before. They had a 2 week honeymoon at Emu Park, a small seaside holiday village north east of Rockhampton.

They moved to Clermont on 13/06/1913 and lived in Douglas Street. Grace worked as a cook and Robert was a railway employee.

Their child:

Lucy Margaret 15/01/1915

Robert died at Warwick hospital on 02/07/1966, not long after he had had a fall at their house in Grafton Street.

Grace died peacefully in her sleep at 126 Lock Street Stanhope, Queensland Australia on 28/09/1972, aged 85 years.

Information on Grace's marriage and life in Australia is from my cousin Mark McNichol, Grace's grandson. Getting in touch with him was magic and enabled me to finally put a face to a name. And what a face I found. The young Grace looked just like my younger sister when she was young and also her son.


MAY CONSTANCE BOSWELL MUGRIDGE 1889 -1927

Born in Hastings Sussex.

Christened in Cranbrook in Kent, Sussex on 31/7/1892. Cranbrook is the smallest town in Kent.

In 1891 May was living at 13 Earl Street, Hastings with her mother and siblings Daisy and Laura. Her father was not at home that night. Class: RG12; Piece: 763; Folio 62; Page 44; GSU roll: 6095873.

In 1901 May was living at 3 Tamarisk steps, Hastings old town with her parents and siblings May, Mabel, Alfred and Caleb. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 30; Page: 15.

In 1911 May was an inmate at the Hastings Union Workhouse and was described as formerly a general domestic servant. In the same household was a 1 year old Alfred John Muggridge; was he possibly May's son? If so, he died that same year.

May possibly died in Hastings in 1927. There is a registration in Q1 1927 for a May C Mugridge of the right age.

I would dearly love to find a photograph of May as her and her younger brother Tom are the only Mugridges in this family group I have never seen.


ISABEL FLORA MABEL MUGRIDGE 14/07/1891-1973

Born in Hastings,Sussex.

Known to the family as Mabel which is why I had so much trouble finding her birth, marriage and death details.

In 1901 Mabel was living at 3 Tamarisk steps, Hastings old town with her parents and siblings May, Alfred and Caleb. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 30; Page: 15.

In 1911 Mabel was working as a between maid at what looks like Carlick House, 19-15 Cambridge Gardens, Hastings. The head of the house was widow Emily Gal (boarding house keeper). This was a big house, with a total of 40 people there on the day of the census. A between maid was a girl in a large household who was given odd jobs to do and her duties were split bewteen the area of responsibilities of the housekeeper, butler and cook. This could be a potentially difficult job to do if the housekeeper, butler and cook did not get on.

Married George Henry Wenham (b abt. 1891 in Hastings) in Q1 1921 in Hastings. George had been living in Canada for 8 years prior to the marriage, working as a farm labourer in Saskatewan.

Mabel and George emigrated to Canada in the 1920s. I thought that once I found the passenger lists it would be easy. How wrong I was. The dates don't tie up with the marriage year!

Twenty nine year old George travelled back to Canada on baord the SS Melita, arriving in Saint John, New Brunswick on 20/04/1920 (according to the Ancestry record). Reading the Canada, Ocean Arrivals (form 30A), it was signed by George on 24/03/1921, which would tie up with the marriage year. George stated he was married, his wife was Mabel and she lived at 51 ? Road, Ore, Hastings. I can't work out the name of the road. The reason George gave for coming to Canada was "returning home". He stated he had lived in Imperial, Saskatewan, arrived in Quebec in 1912 and left again via Montreal in 1920 (I have found him coming into Liverpool on 08/12/1920 and going to stay at Fishponds Farm, Hastings. He was a farmer). The reason for his leaving was to go visit friends in England. Asked if he intended to reside permanently in Canada, George had answered yes. He was going to see a friend, Mr F Davis in Imperial, travelling on the CPR railway routing.

Mabel arrived in Quebec aboard the SS Empress of France on 16/06/1921. She travelled 3rd Class and left England on 08/06/1921. According to her Form 30A, Mabel was travelling onto Regina, Imperial, Sasketwean aboard the CPR and she was destined to her husband George Wenham and Mr Fed Davis in Imperial. Mabel listed as her nearest relative in England one Mrs Playford of 51 Winchelsea Road, Ore. What relation she was to Mabel, I have no idea, she is a new one one me!

When the pair returned to England (don't know when yet), they moved to Westfield in Sussex, not far from Mabel's sister Daisy. I remember when we used to go down to Hastings on holiday as children we would go one week to see Mabel and the other week to see Daisy. This was always an adventure as we took the bus as neither of my parents drove.

George possibly died in the Hastings reg district in 1967, aged 74.

Mabel died in the Hastings reg district, (quite possibly in Westfield) in 1975, aged 84.

When anybody in the family mentions Mabel, I immediately conjure up a picture of a kindly woman with a deep voice and a large mole on her face, sitting there crocheting afghans. I still have 2 she she made way back in th 1960s. I didn't know George before they went to Canada, only when they came back to England and until recently I had always assumed he was a Canadian. I have a photograph of him in his Army uniform and he looks like Lee Marvin in the Dirty Dozen. He had a very rich, deep voice and both he and Mabel always made me laugh. Mabel was a lot less frightening to me as a young girl than her sister Daisy had been.


ALFRED HENRY THOMAS MUGRIDGE 1894-1949

Born in Hastings.

In 1901 Thomas was living at 3 Tamarisk steps, Hastings old town with his parents and siblings May, Mabel and Caleb. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 30; Page: 15.

In 1911 Thomas (as he was named on the census) was living at 26 Russell Street, Hastings with his parents and brother Caleb. Also there at the time of the census was his sister Rosie and her 3 daughters Ivy, Grace and Daisy. Thomas was working as an errand boy for fishermen.

Married Dorothy Victoria H Housden (b 1886 in Hoylake, Cheshire) in Q4 1919 in Hastings.

Their child:

Joan F 1924

Tom (as he was known) was a St John’s Ambulance man in Hastings and that is all I really know about the family. I would love to get in touch with Joan and see if she has some photographs of her parents.

Dorothy died in Q2 1944.

Tom very likely died in Hastings in Q1 1949, aged 54.


CALEB JOHN FISHER MUGRIDGE 05/08/1898 – 06/05/1960

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Caleb was living at 3 Tamarisk steps, Hastings old town with his parents and siblings May, Mabel and Alfred. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 30; Page: 15.

In 1911 Caleb was living at 26 Russell Street, Hastings with his parents and brother Thoma (Alfred). Also there at the time of the census was his sister Rosie and her 3 daughters Ivy, Grace and Daisy.

In August of 1912 Caleb was living at Pickford's Yard, Waldegrove Street and he attended St Mary-in-the-Castle school. He was a witness at an enquiry held at the Markeyt Hall into the death of school boy, Thomas Francis Walters (who lived at 21 Waldegrave Street). Caleb said he remembered playing catch with a tennis ball with some other boys, including the deceased, while coming out of school that Monday. As the boy bent over to pick up the ball, Caleb saw him fall down on the road and then lean his head on his arm against the wall. Caleb said the deceased fell while trying to catch the ball. It turned out that Thomas had died of natural causes, namely tubercular meningitus and the symptoms of the disease was probably brought on by the excitement of his playing.

Caleb served in the Royal East Sussex Regiment during WW1 and was hit in the left shoulder with a dum dum bullet. He was invalided out and unfit to serve in WW2. I have since found his war medals record card and it appears he also served in the Royal Medical Corps. Could he possibly have gone there after he recovered from his injuries as he was still able to drive etc?

Caleb worked as a lorry driver and that was possibly what he was doing in Littlehampton, along the coast when he met his future wife.

Married Emily Florence Leggett (b 17/08/1903 in Littlehampton) in Littlehampton Registry Office, Sussex on 17/8/1925.

Their children:

Frances May 20/02/1925
Bertie John Leonard 04/06/1926
Elizabeth Ann 06/02/1930
Anthony Robert 19/04/1933
Alison Mary 04/08/1950

Caleb drove a taxi and worked as a motor mechanic all his life. He owned his own taxi in Hastings. He was listed as taxi proprietor on his daughter Betty's marriage certificate. This could have meant he had more than one taxi but I think he possibly only owned the one. At one point in his life, Caleb worked as a rag and bone man, operating out of a building in George Street in the Old Town district of Hastings. The building was destroyed during the war and is now a garden.

Caleb and Emily and the children lived in many rented places in Hastings, moving frequently to quite probably avoid the rent man. Some of the places I know were St Thomas's Road, 33 and 136 Braybrooke Road.

During the war Caleb worked in a munitions factory in Hendon, London. He and the family lived at 3 Dehar Crescent, Hendon. I don't know if they moved to London during the war so they could work in the factories but I am assuming so. It seemed strange that they lived in Hastings before and after but not during, when I thought they would have been safer there than London.

Caleb and Emily bought a house in Hastings (quite possibly on their return from London) at 14 Brook Street. They lived there for many years. Their youngest daughter, Alison was born there and there middle daughter, Betty, was married from there. They had a cat named Tinker who lost his front teeth outside the house when somebody on a bicycle drove into him.

This house in Brook Street was only a few hundred yards from previous homes of Caleb's parents (Earl Street and Cornwallis Street). Caleb had not been born when they lived there.

Caleb and Emily sold the house in Brook Street in and moved to Earl Street.

Caleb and Emily and Alison lived in a flat at 6 Havelock Road. Caleb's grandfather had helped build this street years before.

Caleb died of stomach cancer in St Helens Hospital Hastings on 6/5/1960, aged 61. He had still been living in Havelock Road at the time.

After Caleb's death, Emily and Alison lived at 55 Ashburnham Road, 62 Crowborough Road, 109 Queen's Road and 190 Bohemia Road in St Leonards on Sea. This last home was lived in for many years until the houses were demolished (A Lidl supermarket now resides in place of my grandmother's home) when Emily went to live in a one bedroom flat at 89 Linley Drive, Hastings.

Emily lived in Linley Drive until her death on 11/07/1976. She died as a result of a stroke. Her son Bertie was the informant.


THE NEXT GENERATION: 5


Children of Charlotte & George:grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, great grandchildren of John & Ann, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


GEORGE LIDBETTER 1877-1879

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened in St John the Baptsist, Southover, Lewes on 26/09/1877 +.

George died in Southover in 1879, aged 1 year and 9 months. He was buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes on 20/03/1879 +.


CHARLIE LIDBETTER 1879-1958

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened in St John the Baptsist, Southover, Lewes on 31/08/1879 +.

In 1881 Charlie was living at 3 Garden Street, Lewes with his parents. Class: RG11; Piece: 1071; Folio: 64; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341253.

In 1891 Charlie was living in the same house with his parents and sister Alice. Class: RG12; Piece: 798; Folio 115; Page 23; GSU roll: 6095908.

In 1901 Charlie was lodging at 29 Friars Walk, Lewes with his father and siblings Charlie, Florence, Edith and William. Charlie was working as a bricklayer. Class: RG13; Piece: 917; Folio: 30; Page: 12.

Married Mary Jane Lindfield (b 1872 in Wivelsfield, Sussex) in the Lewes reg district in Q4 1902. Mary Jane had a daughter named Bessie.

Their children:

Percy 1907
Florrie 1908
Annie1909
Emily M 1911

There had been 2 other children who had died.

In 1911 Charlie and Mary were living at 6 Priory Place, Lewes with their children Percy, Florrie, Annie and baby Emily. Mary's daughter Bessie was also living there. Charlie was employed as a bricklayer.

Charlie attested in the army on 11/10/1915 (or 1916, depending on which document you're viewing) at Newhaven, Sussex. He was a Sapper, number 4208 in the 1/3 Home Counties Field Corps.

Charlie insists he was born in 1877, 2 years earlier than 1879 but I cannot find any other Charlie or Charles Lidbetter born in 1877, other than a Liverpudlian. Charlie's trade was a bricklayer, so maybe it is him. Charlie was a short man at 5' 2 3/4" and weighed 119 pounds.

When Charles enlisted he and Mary were living at 6 Priory Place, Southover, Lewes. One more reason to believe this is the correct Charlie. his maternal grandmother had previously lived at 9 Priory Street (possibly the same road).

Charley was later transfered to 404 (4) Field Corps (Royal Engineers) and his number became 536195.

Charlie was a bit of a devil while in the Army. He had 4 sheets of charges, although only 2 offences are visable - a case of being drunk and disorderly after lights out at 22-15 when he was confined to barracks for 14 days and fined 2/6. The other offence was refusing to obey an order issued by a non commissioned officer.

Mary died in Q1 1956, aged 84 in the Ashford reg district, Kent.

I believe Charlie died in Q2 1958 in the Lewes reg district, aged 78.


ALICE LIDBETTER 1882-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened in St John the Baptsist, Southover, Lewes on 26/11/1882 +

In 1891 Alice was living at 3 Garden Street, Lewes with her parents and brother Charlie.

In 1901 Alice was a boarder at 4 Bull Lane, St Michael, Lewes. This was the home of Fredrick Weller (draper's porter) and his wife. Alice was employed as a general servant.

Married William Frederick Rogers (b 1882 in Lewes) in Q4 1901 in the Newhaven reg district, Sussex.

Their children:

William George 1902
Charles Frederick 1904
Albert Edward 1906
Alice Florence 1908
Arthur 1910
Nellie M 1914 *
Lilian E M 1919 *
Cecil H 1920 *

The last 3 children (*) are ones I have found on Free BMD and I believe they are also the children of this couple!

In 1911 Alice and William were living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with their children William, Charles, Albert, Alice and baby Arthur. Also living there was William's brother Frank (kiln loader) and boarder William Rogers ( dock labourer). William was employed as a dock labourer. Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

William died in the Lewes reg district on 16/03/1960, aged 78. He had been living at 13 Clifton Road, Newhaven. Administration was granted in London on 02/09/1960 to his son William George Rogers (tool fitter). William's effects totalled £166 5s 3d.

I have yet to find a death for Alice.


JOHN LIDBETTER 1885-1885

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened in St John the Baptsist, Southover, Lewes on 20/02/1885 +.

John died in Southover in 1885, aged just 5 weeks. He was buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes on 26/02/1885 +.


HERBERT LIDBETTER 1888-1889

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened in St John the Baptist, Southover, Lewes on 24/06/1888 +.

Herbert died in Southover in 1889, aged 10 months.He was buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes on 06/03/1889 +.


FLORENCE LIDBETTER 13/09/1892-1970

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1901 Florence was lodging at 29 Friars Walk, Lewes with his father and siblings Charlie, Edith and William.

In 1911 Florence was living in 5 rooms at 42 Priory Street,Southover, Lewes with her father and brother William. Also living there was a boarder named Herbert Addison (plumber). There were also 4 visitors there that day named Emily Barnden, Louisa Barnden, William Barnden and Alfred Barnden. I wonder if they were relatives as Florence's mum was a Barnden. Florence was employed as a domestic cook.

Florence died in Q 2 1970 in the Chichester reg district, Sussex, aged 77.


EDITH LIDBETTER 1894-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1901 Edith was lodging at 29 Friars Walk, Lewes with his father and siblings Charlie, Florence and William.

In 1911 Edith was employed as a general domestic servant at 4 Modena Road, Hove, Sussex. This was the home of Ernest Adams (living on his own means) and his wife.

Nothing else is currently known.


WILLIAM LIDBETTER 1898-????

Born in Kingston, Sussex.

In 1901 William was lodging at 29 Friars Walk, Lewes with his father and siblings Charlie, Florence and Edith.

In 1911 William was living in 5 rooms at 42 Priory Street,Southover, Lewes with his father and sister Florence. Also living there was a boarder named Herbert Addison (plumber). There were also 4 visitors there that day named Emily Barnden, Louisa Barnden, William Barnden and Alfred Barnden. I wonder if they were relatives as William's mum was a Barnden.

Nothing else is currently known.


Child of Emma : grandchild of Mary Ann & Isaac, great grandchild of John & Ann, 2x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


FREDERICK HERBERT BARNDEN 1886-28/01/1962

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1891 Frederick was living at 9 Priory Street, Southover, Lewes with his mother. This was the home of his maternal grandmother and she lived there with Frederick's uncles Alfred and George. There was also a boarder named Alfred Redman (railway servant).

In 1901 Frederick was living at 81 All Saints Street, Hastings with his mother, stepfather, half brothers Henry and Alfred and 7 step siblings. Fredrick was employed as a grocers assistant.

Married Alice Lily Foster (b 1885 in Sussex) in Q2 1908 in the Hastings reg district.

Their children:

Amy Grace 1910
Frederick Leslie 23/11/1921

In 1911 Frederick and Alice were living in 4 rooms at 46 Vicarage Road, Hastings with their baby daughter Amy. Frederick was employed as a dispatch hand for a grocer.

Alice died in Q2 1946 in the Birmingham reg district, Warwickshire, aged 59.

Frederick then married Dorothy May Bloxsome (b 11/10/1913) in Q1 1948 in the Birmingham reg district.

Frederick and Dorothy had a son who I believe is still alive.

Dorothy died in Q4 1993 in the Solihull North reg district, Birmingham, aged 93.


Children of Emma & Thomas: grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, great grandchildren of John & Ann, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


HENRY VENESS 23/12/1901-1970

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Henry was a twin to Alfred.

In 1901 baby Henry was living at 81 All Saints Street, Hastings with his parents, brother Alfred and 8 half siblings.

In 1911 Henry was living in 4 rooms at 62 Victoria Road, West Hill, Hastings with his parents and brother Herbert. Class: RG14; Piece: 4744; Schedule Number: 115; .

Henry died in Q1 1970 in Hastings, aged 69.


ALFRED VENESS 1900-1901

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Alfred was a twin to Henry.

In 1901 baby Alfred was living at 81 All Saints Street, Hastings with his parents, brother Henry and 8 half siblings.

Alfred died in Hastings in Q4 1901.


HERBERT PERCY VENESS 16/01/1902-1974

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Herbert was living in 4 rooms at 62 Victoria Road, West Hill, Hastings with his parents and brother Henry. Class: RG14; Piece: 4744; Schedule Number: 115; .

Married Beatrice Clarice Kathleen May Bowden (b 17/09/1892 in Great Bland Street, Newington, London) in Hastings in Q3 1927.

Beatrice was always known as May.

Their child:

Mary Ena 24/05/1928

In 1928 Herbert and May were living at 62 Vicarage Road, Hastings with their daughter. This appears to be the home of Herbert's parents, John and Emma Veness.

In 1930 Herbert and May were living in the ground floor of 55 Vicarage Road, Hastings with their daughter and Herbert's parents. This was the home of May's late father, James Bowden.

In 1931-32, Herbert and May were living at 24 Barley Lane, Hastings. Herbert's parents were also living there.

In 1933-34, Herbert and May were living at 2 Barley Avenue, Hastings with their daughter and Herbert's parents.

In 1935-193, Herbert and May lived in the same place with their daughter and Herbert's father Thomas.

Herbert died in Q2 1974 in the Chichester reg district, West Sussex.

A lot of this information was given to me by Pater Adams and for that, I am very grateful.

Children of George & Catherine : grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, great grandchildren of John & Ann, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


AMY ELIZABETH BARNDEN 1897-1977

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1901 Amy was living at 4 Cliffe High Street, Lewes with her parents. Class: RG13; Piece: 917; Folio: 82; Page: 1

Did Amy marry Joseph F Goodwin in the Lewes reg district in Q2 1923?

Nothing else is currently known.


CATHERINE MARGARET BRANDEN 1904-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Elizabeth & Thomas:grandchildren of William & Lucy, great grandchildren of Ann & William, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


LIZZIE ROBSON 1883-????

Born in Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

In 1891 the family are missing.

In 1901 Lizzie was living at 8 Water Lane, Selby, Yorkshire with her parents and brother Harry. Class: RG13; Piece: 4428; Folio: 98; Page: 11.

In 1911 Lizzie was living at the Station Hotel, Filey, Yorkshire with her widowed mother and brother Harry. There was also a servant named Annie Lincoln. Lizzie was working as a barmaid, presumably at the Hotel.

Did Lizzie marry John E Winter in Q4 1912 in the Scarborough reg district, which includes Filey.

Nothing else is currently known.


HARRY WATSON ROBSON 1899-????

Born in Selby, Yorkshire.

In 1901 Harry was living at 8 Water Lane, Selby, Yorkshire with his parents and sister Lizzie.

In 1911 Harry was living at the Station Hotel, Filey, Yorkshire with his widowed mother and sister Lizzie. There was also a servant named Annie Lincoln.

Nothing else is currently known.


Child of Rachel:grandchild of William & Lucy, great grandchild of Ann & William, 2x great grandchild of Henry.


GERTRUDE ENEFER 1883-1972

Born in Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

In 1891 Gertrude was at the home of her maternal grand parents at 9 Birks Street, Middlesborough. Also living there was her aunt Sarah.

In 1901 Gertrude was living at 32 Canning Street, Bury with her mother, stepfather and half siblings Gertrude, Florence, Beatrice, Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Gertrude was employed as a cotton weaver.

In 1911 Gertrude was head of the household and living in 4 rooms at 17 Ivy Cottages, Stratfield House Lane, Sheffield. Gertrude was employed as an assistant teacher. Also there that day was Gertrude's grandmother, Mary Ellis. Is this the correct Gertrude and if so was her father's surname Ellis?***investigate this one.

Spinster Gertrude died in the Scarborough reg district, North Riding of Yorkshire in Q2 1972, aged 87.


Children of Rachel & Alfred:grandchildren of William & Lucy, great grandchildren of Ann & William, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


FLORENCE AMELIA CHALLENOR 1885-1904

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

I cannot find Florence in 1891.

In 1901 Florence was at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with her parents, half sister Gertrude and siblings Beatrice, Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Florence was employed as a cotton weaver.

Florence died in Q4 1904 in Bury.


MALE CHALLENOR 1886-1886

Born in Bury, Lancashire in Q4.

Died in Bury in the same quarter, possibly before he was even registered, hence the lack of a name.


BEATRICE ELLEN CHALLENOR 1888-24/01/1965

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

In 1891 Beatrice was living at 140 Bolton Street, Bury with her parents and baby sister Edith. Class: RG12; Piece: 3135; Folio 14; Page 21; GSU roll: 6098245.

In 1901 Beatrice was living at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with her parents, half sister Gertrude and siblings Florence, Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Class: RG13; Piece: 3638; Folio: 147; Page: 27.

In 1911 Beatrice was living at 20 King Street, Bury with her parents and siblings Edith, Ophelia and Marion. Beatrice was employed as a rover in a cotton mill, working in the card room.

I believe Beatrice married Robert Collinge in the Chorlton reg district, Lancashire in Q2 1918.

Robert died in Manchester on 20/03/1958. Administration was granted at Manchester on 02/05/1958 to his widow Beatrice Ellen. Robert's effects totalled £693 8s.

Beatrice died on 24/01/1965 at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester, Lancashire, aged 76. Probate was granted at Manchester on 29/03/1965 to John Collinge (builder). Her effects totalled £1116.


EDITH ADELAIDE CHALLENOR 1890-????

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

In 1891 baby Edith was living at 140 Bolton Street, Bury with her parents and sister Beatrice.

In 1901 Edith was at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with her parents, half sister Gertrude and siblings Florence, Beatrice, Ophelia and Marion.

In 1911 Edith was living at 20 King Street, Bury with her parents and siblings Beatrice, Ophelia and Marion. Edith was employed in the cotton mill as a bask tenter in the card room.

Possibly married Joseph Taylor in Q1 1914 in Bury.

I believe Edith and Joseph had a son and 2 daughters, who may still be living.

Nothing else is currently known.


FRANK CHALLENOR 1892-1892

Born in Bury, Lancashire in Q1.

Frank died in Bury in Q2 1892.


OPHELIA CHALLENOR 1895-1985

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

In 1901 Ophelia was at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with her parents, half sister Gertrude and siblings Florence, Beatrice, Edith and Marion. Class: RG13; Piece: 3638; Folio: 147; Page: 27.

In 1911 Ophelia was living at 20 King Street, Bury with her parents and siblings Beatrice, Edith and Marion. Ophelia worked as a doffer in the ring room, spinning. I presume this was also in the cotton mill.

Ophelia possibly married James Mason in Q1 1917 in Bury.

I believe Ophelia and James had 2 daughters who may still be alive.

Ophelia died in Q2 1985 in the Bury reg district, aged 89.


MARION MAY CHALLENOR 1897-19/11/1959

Born in Bury, Lancashire.

In 1901 Marion was at 32 Canning Street, Bury, with her parents, half sister Gertrude and siblings Florence, Beatrice, Edith and Ophelia.

In 1911 Marion was living at 20 King Street, Bury with her parents and siblings Beatrice, Edith and Ophelia.

Married William Chadwick in Q2 1918 in the Chorlton reg district in Lancashire.

Marion and William had a son and a daughter who may well still be alive.

William was a butcher.

Marion died on 19/11/1959, aged 62, in the Stockport reg district, Cheshire. She and William had been living at 10 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Probate was granted in Manchester on 22/12/1959 to her widower William Chadwick. Marion's effects totalled £1217 17s 2.


Children of Sarah & John:grandchildren of William & Lucy, great grandchildren of Ann & William, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


WILLIAM ENEFER FRENSEL 1902-1958

Born in the Middlesborough reg district (quite possibly in Middlesborough), North Riding of Yorkshire

In 1911 William was living at 62 Egerton Street, Middlesborough with his mother. was also a boarder named Thomas Henry Allison (loco fireman at a blast furnace). Class: RG14; Piece: 29258; ; .

Did William marry Ellen R Legenderin the Newcastle upon Tyne reg district in Q1 1932?

William died in 1958 in the Northumberland Central reg district, Northumberland, aged 55.


JOHN HENRY FRENSEL 1905-1906

Born in the Middlesborough reg district (quite possibly in Middlesborough), North Riding of Yorkshire.

John died in the Middlesborough reg district in Q2 1906.


Children of James & Emma: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


JAMES TOMSETT 1879-1882

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 07/12/1879 +.

Even though it said in the SFHG that James was the son of James and Fanny, I am not so certain. I believe he was the child of James and Emma. My reasoning being that no James showed up in the 1881 census with James and Fanny, but a James DID with James and Emma. That and the fact that Fanny stated she had had 12 children and if you add in James that would make 13!

In 1881 James was living at Park Cottages, Lewes with his parents. Boarding with them was Robert Muddle (grocery shopman). Class: RG11; Piece: 1069; Folio: 89; Page: 41; GSU roll: 1341252.

James died in Lewes in 1882, aged 2. He was buried in St John sub Castro on 17/03/1882.



ALFRED WILLIAM TOMSETT 04/06/1881-1965

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1891 Alfred was living at home with his father, stepmother, brother Herbert and half brothers Albert and George. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 66; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 Alfred was a boarder at 51 Cobbold Road, Hammersmith, London. This was the home of widow Elizabeth Lawyer and her sons. Alfred was employed as a book keeper. Class: RG13; Piece: 41; Folio: 36; Page: 66.

Married Hannah Mary Young (b 1881 in Notting Hill, London) in Hammersmith and Fulham, London on 13/10/1907. At the time of his marriage, Alfred had been living at 54 Cobold Road, Hammersmith.

Their children:

Alfred John 28/10/1908
Constance 1910
Gladys May 1912
Ellen Daisy 1915
Audrey W 1922
Reginald A 1926

In 1945 Alfred was still working as a boot maker.

In 1911 Alfred and Hannah were living at 5 Alma Cottages, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Albert was employed as a boot repairer, working for a bootmaker dealer.

Alfred died in the Cuckfield reg district in Q3 1965, aged 84.

Hannah died in the Cuckfield reg district in Q3 1967, aged 86.


HERBERT JAMES TOMSETT 01/03/1883-1929

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1891 Herbert was living at home with his father, stepmother, brother Alfred and half brothers Albert and George.

In 1901 Herbert was living at at 5 West Street, Lewes with his parnets and half siblings Albert, George, Ernest, Percy and baby Daisy. Herbert was employed as a shoemaker.

Married Annie Kate Stevens (b 01/03/1885 in Lewes) in the Lewes reg district in Q1 1908.

Their child:

Harold L 1913

In 1911 Herbert and Annie were living at 108 Wordsworth Street, Hove, Sussex. Herbert was working as a boot repairer. Class: RG14; Piece: 5195; Schedule Number: 247; .

Herbert possibly died in Q1 1929 in the Brighton reg district, Sussex, aged 46.


HARRY TOMSETT 1884-1885

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 03/01/1885 +.

Harry died in Lewes in 1885, just 3 months old. He was buried in the churchyard of St John sub Castro, Lewes on 28/01/1885.


Children of James & Ann: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ALBERT CHARLES TOMSETT 25/05/1887-1973

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 07/08/1887 +.

In 1891 Albert was living at at 2 Mount Pleasant, Lewes with his parents, half brothers Alfred, and Herbert and brother George. Also there that day was his father's Albert. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 66; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 Albert was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with his parents, half brother Herbert and siblings George, Ernest, Percy and baby Daisy. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 114; Page: 30.

In 1911 Albert was a boarder at 107 Windsor Road, Bexhill. This was the home of Ina Mears (builder, carpenter) and his family. Albert was working as a builder, carpenter. Class: RG14; Piece: 4776; Schedule Number: 138; .

Married Annie Plummer (b 04/06/1888 in Chailey, Sussex) in Lewes in Q3 1912.

Their children:

Viola A 1914
Arthur Charles 01/09/1920

Albert was called up for War duties on 26/11/1915. At the time of his attestment he and Annie were living at 295 Bear Road, Brighton. Albert was working as a carpenter and joiner and he signed up in Brighton.

Albert joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Private and his serial number was 90603.

Albert was 28 years and 6 months when he enlisted, stood 5' 7" and had an expanded chest measurement of 38". His religion was Church of England.

Albert was transferred to the Army Reserve on 27/11/1915 and mobilized on 30/05/1916. At this point Albert was now a Gunner. He was also posted on 03/07/1916 and again on 02/08/1916. The latter posting was to anti-aircraft training.

Albert was transferred to class "Z" Army Reserves on 06/03/1919.

Albert was discharged on 06/03/1919, having become asthmatic. Albert received a weekly pension of 8 shillings an 3 pence, reviwed after 11 weeks. His wife, Annie, recieved the sum of 2 shillings from 07/03/1919 to 02/091919 and then it went up on 03/09/1919 to 5 shillings and 3 pence.

Albert was still working as a builder in 1945.

Albert died in Sutton, Surrey in Q4 1973, aged 86.

Annie died in the Hove reg district, Sussex in Q4 1987, aged 99.


GEORGE EDWARD TOMSETT 1889-1934

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 03/03/1889 +.

In 1891 George was living at at 2 Mount Pleasant, Lewes with his parents, half brothers Alfred, and Herbert and brother Albert. Also there that day was his father's Albert. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 66; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 George was living at 5 West Streett, Lewes with his parents, half brother Herbert and siblings Albert, Ernest, Percy and baby Daisy. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 114; Page: 30.

In 1911 George was a boarder at 53 Foord Road, Folkestone, Kent. This was the home of William Cook (bath chairman) and his wife. George was employed as a storeman. Class: RG14; Piece: 4640; Schedule Number: 186; .

George was attested on 16/11/1915 in Worthing, Sussex. At the time he had been living at 51London Street, Street, Worthing. George had been working as a corn merchant storeman.

At his medical, George's age was 26 years and 300 days, he stood 5' 10" tall, weighed 179 pounds and had an expanded chest of 40" and was Church off England. George had a slight defect in the form of a right hernia and 2 vaccination marks on his left arm. His physical development was said to be good. George's mother, Annie was given as his next of Kin and she lived at 3 High Street, Southores, Lewes.

George enlisted with a serial number of 233421 into the 17th Lancers but was transferred, almost straight away to the Royal West Kent Regiment at Chatham, Kent. His serial number was changed to 286354 and he was a Private. George was transferred on 19/11/1916 nad this was to the Reserves.

George was mobilized on 09/02/1916

George was transferred to R.E. on 23/07/1918 and then onto the Transportation Branch. George was at that time a A/2/Corporal. Unfortunately, not as many of George's notes survived as that of his brothers.

Married Nellie Grace Page (b 10/12/1894 in Lewes) on 24/09/1916 in Lewes, Sussex.

Their child:

Bernard George 10/04/1923

George died in Q2 1934 in the East Preston reg district, Sussex, aged 45.

Nellie died in the East Preston reg district, Sussex in Q1 1932, aged 37.


ERNEST ARTHUR TOMSETT 1891-1968

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 06/09/1891 +.

In 1901 Ernest was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with his parents, half brother Herbert and siblings Albert, George, Percy and baby Daisy. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 114; Page: 30.

In 1911 Ernest was living at 31 and 33 West Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Percy, Daisy, Sydney and Frederick. Ernest was employed as a shop assistant. Class: RG14; Piece: 5056; Schedule Number: 6.

Ernest was called up for War duties on 28/06/1915 and he swore his oath at Horsham, Sussex. Ernest had been living at 31 West Street, Lewes, with his parents and working as a motor mechanic.

Ernest became T112550 Private Tomsett of the Royal Army Service Corps MT (motor transport, I think).

At the time of his enlistment Ernest was 23 years and 11 months, stood 5' 7" tall old and had an expanded chest of 36". His medical category was B111. Ernest was shortsighted and wore glasses. His medical record said he could not read 6/60 with either eye without glasses and could only read 6/24 with glasses.

On 30/08/1915 Ernest embarked the S.S "St Petersburg" in Southampton. He disembarked the next day in Rouen, France. He was posted to B.M.T.D. Rouen.

On 21/11/1915 Private Ernest Tomsett was fined for being absent from the 08-30 Roll Call. He arrived 20 minutes late.

On 17/02/1916 Ernest was posted to 319 Coprs ??, repair shop. He went on leave from 07/11/1916 until 16/11/1916.

Married Edith Ethel Stringer in Edburstow Parish Church, Sussex on 10/12/1917. After the wedding, Edith was living at 3 Parklands Road, Hassocks, Sussex.

Their children:

Eileen Ellen G 03/02/1920
Leslie Ernest J A 20/02/1923

On 31/01/1918 Ernest was awarded 1st Good Conduct Badge. On 2/8/09/1918 he was granted 3 shillings war pay. On 20/17/1919 Ernest looked like he was fast tracked by census to 24 MTV

Ethel died 25/06/1956 in Horsham. She and Ernest had been living at 18 Castle Road, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham. Administration was granted in Lewes on 07/09/1956 to her widower Ernest (retired motor engineer). Edith's effects totalled £375 16s 6d.

Ernest died in the Horsham reg district, Sussex in Q1 1968, aged 77.


PERCY TOMSETT 04/04/1893-1978

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 06/05/1894 +.

Transcribed on the 1901 cencus as Terese. I have checked the Free BMD records and the only Tomsett born in Lewes in that year was Percy. You can see the enumerator has written Percy although the P could be mistaken for a T.

In 1901 Percy was living at 2 5 West Street, Lewes with his parents, half brother Herbert and siblings Albert, George, Ernest and baby Daisy.

In 1911 Percy was living at 31 and 33 West Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Ernest, Daisy, Sydney and Frederick. Percy was employed as an errand boy. Class: RG14; Piece: 5056; Schedule Number: 6.

Percy was attested at Lewes on 04/05/1915. He joined 2 Company, the Sussex Royal Garrison Artillery and he became 486 Gunner Tomsett. Percy had been living at 33 West STreet.

Percy was medically examined in Lewes on 04/05/1914. His occupation was given as ? (large ink blot) moulder. He stood 5' 6" tall, was aged 20 years and 1 month, had normal vision, was in good physical condition and had an expanded chest measurement of 35 1/2". Percy had signed up for 4 years.

Percy spent 17 days in the Military Hospital in Dover, Kent from 20/02/1915 until 11/03/1915. The disease section is a bit difficult to interpret but it looks like R. ? Servica.

Percy suffered badly with a septic thumb, which resulted in him being hospitalised. He spent 16 days in the Military Hospital, Dover from 28/02/1916 until 15/03/1916. He was then transferred to the Grange Hospital ( I can't make out where that was.) from 15/03/1916 until 02/05/1916, a total of 49 days.

I have found a record of Percy's military movements. On 04/05/1914 he was attested and he was a Gunner. The next day he was mobilized. On 30/10/1915 he was posted to 1/2 Company of the Sussex R.G.A. He was appointed paid acting Bombedier on 29/07/1916. Percy was then posted on 27/08/1916 to the 240 Siege Battery. He was promoted to Bombedier on 06/11/1916 and then to Corporal on 15/04/1917. On 01/02/1919 Percy was appointed paid acting Sergeant and he was posted on 24/02/1919 (it doesn't say where to). He continued in the Service under the Military Service Act 1916 to 1918.

Percy's military time was spent thus: Home from 04/05/1914 to 04/08/1914 (93 days), Home B mbodied from 05/08/1914 to 04/01/1917 (2 years 153 days), British Expeditionary Force from 05/01/1917 to 09/04/1919 (2 years and 95 days) and Home Br. from 10/04/1919 to 08/05/1919 (29 days).

Percy left Southampton on 04/01/1917, arriving in Le Harve the following day. From there he marched down to Italy. He was now with the 240th Siege Battery and was promoted to Corporal on 15/04/1917. On 0/11/1917 Percy left to attend a course at the 5th Artillery School. He returned to his unit on 09/12/1917. On 19/03/1918 Percy left to attend No. 4 Med(something) workshop, returning to his unit on 03/04/1918. On 05/07/1918 he was ent to the British Club Lermeaone(?), returning to his unit 10 days later on 15/07/1918. Percy was give 15 days leave to the UK on 04/08/1918 and he went there via Le Harve.

In 1919, Percy was living at 8 St Johns Terrace, Lewes. His military qualification was gun layer. He had taken part in a Theatre of War in Italy and his serial number then had been 128154.

On 22/107/1918, Percy's mother (living at 31 West Street, Lewes) was awarded 1 shilling and 8 pence per day for his part in the war effort. Percy became entitled to 4 pence War Pay on 05/08/1918.

On 07/09/1918 Percy was admitted to hospital for eye treatment. He returned to his unit a week later, on 14/09/1918.

Percy filled in a required form (stating that he was not suffering from a disability due to his military service) whlie he was serving in Italy. This was filled in and dated in April 1919. He was serving with the 391 Siege Battery of the R.G.A., he was an acting Sergeant and his number was 128154. He had been living at 8 St Johns Terrace, Lewes

Percy was sent home for demobilization on 09/04/1919 and was being paid as an acting Sergeant. He was disembodied on 08/05/1919.

Married Celia Florence Tullett (b 26/03/1896) in Q1 1920 in the Brighton reg district, Sussex.

Percy and Celia had 3 daughters and a son who may still be alive.

Celia died in Lewes in Q4 1972, aged 76.

Percy died in Q3 1978 in Lewes, aged 85.


DAISY ANNIE TOMSETT 1900-1988

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 04/11/1900 +.

In 1901 baby Daisy was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with her parents, half brother Herbert and siblings Albert, George, Ernest and Percy. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 114; Page: 30.

In 1911 Daisy was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with her parents and siblings Ernest, Percy, Sydney and Frederick.

Married Charles Henry Wilkins (born 30/03/1904 in Lewes) in Q3 1930 in the Lewes reg district, Sussex.

I believe Charles died in the Lewes reg district in Q4 1978, aged 74.

Daisy died in the Lewes reg district in Q3 1988, aged 87.


SYDNEY HAROLD TOMSETT 23/09/1903- 1981

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Sydney was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Ernest, Percy, Daisy and Frederick.

Married Alice Edith M Gander (b abt.1902) in the Lewes reg district in Q3 1928?.

Sydney and Alice had a daughter and a son, possibly still alive.

Alice died in Q2 1970 in the Lewes reg district, aged 67

Sydney died in in the Lewes reg district in Q3 1981, aged 77.


FREDERICK LEWIS TOMSETT 08/02/1907-1975

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Frederick was living at 5 West Street, Lewes with his parents and siblings Ernest, Percy, Daisy and Sydney.

Married Annie Laura Plummer (b 28/04/1909 in Lewes) in the Lewes reg district in Q4 1929.

Frederick died in the Lewes reg district in Q 2 1975, aged 68.

Annie died in Q1 1989 in the Haywards Heath reg district, Sussex, aged 79.

Additional information like late marriages and offspring from John Rosser.

Child of Harrriet: grandchild of Fanny & James, great grandchild of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


EDITH WARES TOMSETT 1880-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex. I wonder if Wares was the surname of her father. There were several Wares brothers in Lewes, by the names of Richard, William and Harry.

Christened there in St John's, Southover, on 25/04/1880 +.

In 1881, 1 year old Emily was a nurse child, boarding at Western Passage, Lewes. This was the home of Mary Ann Cole (dairymaid) and her daughter. Harriet's mother was boarding at 4 Lancaster Place in Lewes. Class: RG11; Piece: 1069; Folio: 64; Page: 38; GSU roll: 1341252.

In 1891 Edith, (going by the surname Prior), was living at 2 Castle Terrace, New Road, Lewes with her mother and stepfather. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 109; Page 18; GSU roll: 6095907.

Married Francis George Pettit(t) (b abt. 1873 in Lewes) in Lewes in Q2 1900 under the maiden name of Tomsett.

Their child:

Edith Beatrice 1902

In 1901 Edith and Francis were living at 48 Lawes Avenue, Newhaven, Sussex. Class: RG13; Piece: 918; Folio: 90; Page: 13.

In 1911 Edith and Francis were living at 42 Norman Road, Newhaven with their daughter Edith. Francis was employed as a grocer's assistant.

Francis possibly died in the Brighton reg district in Q1 1941, aged 67.

Did Emily die in Q2 1963 in the Barnstaple reg district, Devon, aged 67?


Children of Emily & Thomas: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.

Additional information form the Ancestry tree of Andrew (Moleman)

EMILY GLADYS CAVE 1896-1963

Born in Willesdon, Middlesex.

In 1901 Emily was living at 8 Talbot Road, Willesden, London with her parents and siblings Thomas and May.

In 1911 Emily was employed as a nurse maid at Rose Lawn, 2 Baker Road, Harlesden, Middlesex. This was the home of William Charles Vinton (cinematograph apperatus manufacturer) and his family.

In 1916 Emily was living at 69 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesdon, NW10 with her parents and siblings Thomas, Violet, Olive and Adelaide.

Possibly died Q2 1963 in the Barnstable reg district, Devon, aged 67.


THOMAS HARLEY CAVE 1898-12/07/1917

Born in Willesdon, Middlesex.

In 1901 Thomas was living at 8 Talbot Road, Willesden, London with his parents and siblings Emily and May.

Thomas was attested at Willesdon on 18/02/1916. He had been living at 69 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesdon, NW10 with his parents and sisters and working as a Post Office Messenger.

At the time of his enlistment, Thomas was 18 years and 1 month, 5' 5" tall, weighed 123 pounds and had a chest of 37" fully expanded.

Thomas was enrolled in the 11th Corps, Army Cyclist Corps, Private 11994.

On Thomas's conduct sheet it was recorder that on 14/03/1917 he was absent from 08-30 until 06-30 on 16/03/1917. For this Thomas was admonished and had to foreit 3 days pay.

Thomas died in France on 12/07/1917. He was killed in action but had previously been reported missing in action. His entry in the CWGC is here

The possesions sent back to his mother after his death were 4 coins, pair of scissors, 3 pices pencil, letters, photos, cards, a broken wrist watch and strap, diary, 1 English and French book and a comb that was broken in 2 pieces.


VIOLET MAY CAVE 1900-1990

Born in Willesdon, Middlesex.

In 1901 May was living at 8 Talbot Road, Willesden, London with her parents and siblings Emily and Thomas. Class: RG13; Piece: 1213; Folio: 134; Page: 40.

In 1916 Violet was living at 69 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesdon, NW10 with her parents and siblings Emily, Thomas, Olive and Adelaide.

Violet died in Thanet, Kent in 1990, aged 90.


OLIVE IVY CAVE 1901-1934

Born in Willesdon, Middlesex.

Christened in Saint Matthews, Willesden on 06/06/1902.

In 1916 Olive was living at 69 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesdon, NW 10 with her parents and siblings Emily, Thomas, Violet and Adelaide.

Olive possible died in Q2 1934 in the Willesdon reg district.


ADELAIDE IRENE CAVE 1903-23/08/2001

Born in Willesdon, Middlesex.

In 1916 Adelaide was living at 69 Fortune Gate Road, Harlesdon, NW 10 with her parents and siblings Emily, Thomas, Violet and Olive.

Married Leonard Charles Hart (b 12/09/1889 at 1 City Buildings, London City) in 1928 in the Willesden reg district, Middlesex.

Leonard died on 07/06/1956 in Rochford General Hospital, Essex, aged 66.

Adelaide died on 23/08/2001.


Children of Albert & Sarah: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ALBERT JAMES TOMSETT 1894-1969

Born in Hove, Sussex.

Albert was an unfortunate boy, being born with hypospadias. This caused him some issues during his time in the Army.

In 1901 Albert was living at 1 Brunswick Street, Hove with his parents and brother Ernest. Class: RG13; Piece: 935; Folio: 36; Page: 11.

In 1911 Albert was still living in the same house with his parents and sister Lilian. Albert was employed as a grocer's porter.

Albert served twice in the Army Territorial Force. The first time Albert joined The Royal Army Medical Corps. He joined in Brighton, Sussex on 09/09/1915. His age at enlistment had been 20 years and 11 months and his paper said he had enisted for the duration of the war.

Albert became Private 500209 Tomsett stationed at the 2nd Eastern General Hospital in Brighton. At his medical examination on 11/09/1915 his declared age was 19 years and 11 months (a year difference to that on his attestation paper), he stood 5' 10" tall, weighed 145 pounds and had an expanded chest of 37". His physical development was good, he had 3 vaccination marks on his left arm, wore glasses and had a scar on his penis. Under trade or occupation there was written 'Corporate Employee'.

Albert served for 2 years and 248 days and all of them were served in England.

During his time in the service, Albert had several short stays in hospital. He spent 6 days from 02/05/1916 until 08/05/1916 in the 2nd Eastern General Hospital with a bout of diarrhea. His notes on this also stated that he had hypospadias and he'd had an operation for it at the Sussex County Hospital 8 years ago. Unfortunately, the operation was not successful and he suffered from incontinence at night. Albert returned to duty after his 6 day stay.

Albert then spent 12 days at the same hospital for an ingrowing toenail from 05/07/1916 until 16/07/1916.

Albert then spent 8 days in the War Hospital in Dartford, Kent from 12/07/1917 until 19/07/1917 suffering from bronchitis.

He then spent a further 10 days in the same hospital from 08/08/1917 until 17/08/1917 suffering from myalgia. Unfortunately, the doctor's writing in the notes section are not very easy to read and I couldn't decipher them.

On 17/04/1918, in Blackpool, a MMedical report was written for Albert as he was being brought forward for discharge as he was no longer physically fit for War Service. The disability in respect of which invaliding was proposed was Incontinence of Urine. The date of origin of the disability was given as April 1916 and the place of origin as 2nd Eastern Genral Hospital Brighton. The facts stated: suffered from incontinence up to 8 years of age ( I think that means from 8 years). Then became quite sore(?) from this trouble. But in April 1916 he developed one of aim incontinence of urine with wetting his bed and clothes. He was at that time supplied with a waterproof sheet. He also had (something else that I can't decipher). It is worse in cold, windy weather. His presetn condition: At present he is unaware of forming(?) the urine which dribbles away from him. Shirt and trousers are at this moment wet with urine. Albert alsohad another disability, that of a high degree of Myopia, constitutional and not due to Army Service not aggravated by it. The board recommended on 06/05/1918 that Private Albert James Tomsett be discharged.Worthing, Sussex.

At the time of his discharge on 14/05/1918, Albert's description had been 23 years and 7 months old, 5'11"tall with a fresh complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair. His trade had been Corporation Employee. Albert's intended place of residence had been given as 4 Brunswick Street, West Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex.

Albert was called up when he was 24 years and 233 days and he signed to the 182nd Labour Corps on 25/05/1919 in Chichester. His serial number was 696533 and again he was a Private. Albert had been living at 1 Brunswick Street, West Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex and he had been working as a male attendant on the Palace Pier in Brighton.

According to Albert's Description on Enlistment, he was 6' 1" tall, weighed 161 pounds, had a fully expanded chest of 35", fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and was Church of England. Somewhat different than was listed just uner 4 years previously.

Albert was posted to the Eastern Centre Labour Corps on 28/05/1919, posted to 182 Labour Corps on 28/06/1919, posted to L.C.C.Q(?) on 15/09/19 and then back to the Eastern Centre Labour Corps on 11/11/1919.

Albert also had several spells in hospital during this time in the Army. He was admitted to the 24th General Hospital suffering from vertigo. On 06/09/1919 he was once again admitted to the same hospital although this time her was admitted with incontinence of urine. Albert was evacuated back to the UK from 23th General Hospital. On the 18/09/1919 until 01/11/1919 Albert spent 45 days in Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington, Cheshire. What for it, his record did not say. According to his records, Albert also attended hospital at 4B CCS Builcoal(?) and 6 Rest Camp, Calais.

Albert served at home from 27/05/1919 to 27/06/1919, went to France from 28/06/1919 until 14/09/1919 and then back to Englad from 15/09/1919 until 01/03/1920. He served a total of 279 days in the Army, 200 in England and 79 in France.

Albert was discharged on 01/03/1920, being surplus to Military requirements. His character had been good and he had nothing on his charge sheet. His address was 1 Brunswick Street, Hove. His disabilities were written as (1) Congenital mypoia (2) bladder problems due to a malfunctioning penis in childhood. Neither were due to service.

Married Alice Ethel Rhodes (b06/10/1897 in Brighton, Sussex) in the Steyning reg district, Sussex in Q2 1924?

Albert died in Brighton in Q2 1969.

Ethel died in Q4 1973 in Hove.

Marriage information is from John Rosser


ERNEST CLEMENTS TOMSETT 1899-10/08/1918

Born in Hove, Sussex.

In 1901 Ernest was living at 1 Brunswick Street, Hove with his parents and brother Albert. Class: RG13; Piece: 935; Folio: 36; Page: 11.

Ernest enlisted in the Army, originally with the Bedfordshire Regiment with a serial number of 1067. He enlisted in Brighton.

Private 57233 Ernest Clements Tomsett was killed in action at France and Flanders during the Western European Theatre. He had been in the in the 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusilliers. He was 18 years old.

Ernest was buried on France and remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial,Pas de Calais.


LILIAN NELLIE TOMSETT 1903-????

Born in Hove, Sussex.

In 1911 Lilian was living at 1 Brunswick Street, Hove with her parents and brother Albert.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Fanny & John: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.

Personal information from the Ancestry tree of Andrew (Moleman).

GLADYS FRANCES SAUNDERS 29/03/1900-1975

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Christened on 23/04/1900 in St Luke's, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham, London.

In 1901 Frances was living at 24 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith with her parents. Class: RG13; Piece: 41; Folio: 127; Page: 34.

In 1911 Gladys was living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with her parents and siblings Lily, Dora, John and baby Stanley. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Married Thomas Eddy Hinks on 18/04/1921 in Willesden Parish Church, Middlesex. Gladys was 21 and had been living at home in 9 Denbigh Road prior to her marriage. Thomas was a 22 year old railway servant living at 10 Reeds Place, Camden Town, London prior to his marriage. The witnesses were L(?) E Saunders and M E Ratcliffe.

I believe Gladys and Thomas had a daughter who may well be living.

Thomas died on 21/06/1957 at Pancras.

Gladys died in Q4 1975 in the Chatham reg district, Kent, aged 75.


LILY EDITH SAUNDERS 20/10/1901-????

Born in Hammersmith, London.

Christened in St Matthews, Willesden on 07/10/1904.

In 1911 Lily was living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with her parents and siblings Gladys, Dora, John and baby Stanley. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Nothing else is currently known.


FLORENCE DORA SAUNDERS 27/10/1903-????

Born in Willesden, London.

Christened in St Matthews, Willesden on 07/10/1904.

In 1911 Dora was living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with her parents and siblings Gladys, Lily, John and baby Stanley. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Nothing else is currently known.


JOHN ROBERT SAUNDERS 1906-????

Born in Willesden, London.

In 1911 John was living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with his parents and siblings Gladys, Lily, Dora, and baby Stanley. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Did he marry Millicent E Orriss in the Hendon reg district, Middlesex (covers Willesden) in Q3 1930?

Nothing else is currently known.


STANLEY ALBERT SAUNDERS 1910-01/07/1945

Born in Willesden, London.

In 1911 baby Stanley was living at 9 Denbigh Road, Church Road, Willesden, London with his parents and siblings Gladys, Lily, Dora and John. Class: RG14; Piece: 7036; Schedule Number: 49.

Possibly married Nancy Avis May (b 16/06/1912 in Brentford, Middlesex) in the Hammersmith reg district, London. I believe this to be correct, given the death details.

Stanley died on 01/07/1945 in the Hendon reg district, Middlesex, aged 35. He and Nancy had been living at 19a Oakington Parade, Monks Park, Wembley. Misddlesex. Probate was granted in Llandudno on 06/09/1945 to his widow Nancy Avis Saunders. Stanley's effects totalled £626 5s 8d.

Nancy then married Charles W Bull in Q3 1947 in the Hendon reg district, London.

Nancy died in Q2 1988 in the Chichester reg district, London, aged 71.


MURIEL WINIFRED SAUNDERS 16/06/1912-1988

Born in Willesden, London.

Married George William Drinkwater (b 28/02/1910 in Willesden, Middlesex) in 1933 in Willesden.

Muriel and George had a daughter.

Muriel died in Poole in 1988.

George died in Poole in 1999.

Nothing else is currently known.


IRENE M SAUNDERS 1914-????

Born in Willesden, London.

Did she marry Edmund J Harris in Q3 1940 in the Stoke Newington reg district, London?

Nothing else is currently known.


LESLIE W SAUNDERS 1917-????

Born in Willesden, London.

Did he marry Vera Valler in the Westminster reg district, Middlesex in Q2 1940 or did he die in 1917?

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Ernest & Annie: grandchildren of Fanny & James, great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.

Personal information from the Ancestry tree of Andrew (Moleman).

MARY ANN TOMSETT 1900-1901

Born in the Fulham reg district, London.

Mary Ann died in Hammersmith, London in 1901.


EDITH TOMSETT 02/08/1901-1995

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Married William H Carter (b 1901) in the Brentford reg distict, Middlesex in Q2 1938.

Edith died in the Reading reg district, Berkshire in 1995, aged 94.


ELLEN VIOLET TOMSETT 1904-1906

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Christened on 13/08/1906 in St Mary, Stamford, Shepherds Bush.

Ellen died in Shepherds Bush, London in 1906.


ROSINA DAISY TOMSETT 1906-1907

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Rosina died in Hammersmith, London in 1907.


ERNEST WILLIAM TOMSETT 1907-1909

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Ernest died in Hammersmith, London in 1909.


GEORGE HENRY TOMSETT 11/01/1910-07/09/1972

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Married Violet Nellie Elizabeth Turner (b 03/03/1912 in Shepherds Bush, London) on 10/12/1945 in Brentford, Middlesex.

George and Violet had one daughter, still living.

George died on 07/09/1972 in Greenford, Middlesex.

Violet died on 01/12/2001 in Ealing, London.


HARRY ERNEST TOMSETT 02/05/1911-27/10/1942

Born in Shepherds Bush, London.

Married Lena Dorothy Bigwood (b 04/06/1914 in Fulham, London) on 07/09/1935 in Brentwood, Middlesex.

Harry and Lena had a son and a daughter (both still living).

Harry was a Sapper in the 274 Field Company, Royal Engineers during WW2. His serial number was 1882019.

Harry was killed on 27/10/1942 in El Alammein, Egypt and he is remembered here on the CWGC website.

Lena then married George A Holland in Wantage, Oxfordshire in 1960.

Lena died 01/12/1996 in Oxford, Oxfordshire.


EMMA VIOLET TOMSETT 24/07/1912-27/06/1994

Born in the Fulham reg district, London.

Married Robert Thomas Causton Mitchell (b 18/04//1911 in Fulham, London) on 04/06/1933 in Brentford, Middlesex.

Emma and Thomas had 3 daughters, all still living.

Thomas died in Market Harborough, Leicestershire on 01/03/1976, aged 65.

Emma died in Ealing Hospital, Ealing, London on 27/06/1994, aged 81.


DOROTHY MAY TOMSETT 21/06/1915-01/12/2000

Born in London.

Married William F Lambert in 1938 in Brentford, Middlesex.

Dorothy and William had 3 sons 2 living and Ronald who lived for several months in 1940.

Dorothy died in Ealing, London on 01/12/2000

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Charles & Alice: grandchildren of Anne & Charles, great grandchildren of Charles & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CHARLES HENRY PENDER 1889-12/02/1966

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 04/08/1889 +.

In 1891 Charles was living at 73 Dudeneys Passage in Lewes with his parents. Class: RG12; Piece: 797; Folio 83; Page 10; GSU roll: 6095907.

In 1901 Charles was living at 7 St John Street, Lewes with his parents and sister Lilian. Class: RG13; Piece: 915; Folio: 121; Page: 6.

In 1911 Charles was living in 5 rooms at 1 Church Row, St John's, Lewes with his parents and siblings Lilian and Daniel. Charles was employed as a grocer's porter.

It seems Charles had a long career with the military which began in 1907 when he was a boy. It appears that he belonged to either the Imperial Yeomanry or the Volunteer Force (I'm edging more towards the latter). I have checked and rechecked these records and they seem to point to the right Charles Henry Pender, even though he states at one point that his parents were Charles and Elizabeth Pender. I looked for births and found only one Charles Henry Pender and no marriage for a Charles and Elizabeth. At one point Charles and his parents were living next door to a Ralph family and the mother was named Elizabeth. Could these have been Alice's parents? I am still convinced I have the right man.

Charles military career: and I hope I have sorted it into the correct time line. Sorry, if not, it was rather a lot to sort through! Charles served as a boy (as above) from 28/11/1907 until 31/03/1908. He had been in the 5th (Cinque Port) Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Pioneers). His medical condition on joining had been A.

He had training as a boy from 01/08/1908 until 15/08/1908 in Hastings and then again from 10/07/1909 until 24/07/1909 at Arundel. As a Private he had training from 23/10/1910 until 06/08/1910 in Dover and then from 08/07/1911 until 22/07/1911 at Hassocks, some training in Wadhurst in 1912, in Paleham in 1913 and Bordon in 1914.

Charles was attested on 01/04/1908, aged 14years and 9 months into the Ports Royal Sussex Regiment. His serial number was 107 and he was a Drummer. Charles had been living in St John's, Lewes and was a porter working for Bertam Glio at Ry station in Lewes. The description page was not filled in, just a large tick going through height, weight and chest measurement and another large tick further down the page uner the part about considering him fit for duty. This form was fille din on 19/04/1908 in Hastings, Sussex.

Charles made a will when he was this young boy soldier in which he left all his property and possesions to his father, Charles of 1 Church Row, Lewes.

It would appear that young Charles only signed up for a year as I found a piece of paper stating: Declaration to be made by a Soldier of the Territorial Force for Re engagement for period of the War. 107 Bugler Charles Henry Pender, at present serving with the 1/5th Battalion R.S.R.TF enlisted on 01/04/1908 for a period of 1 year and re-engaged for 1 year on 01/04/1909, 01/04/1910, 01/04/1911, 01/01/1912, 01/04/1913 and 01/04/1914.

In September 1914 Charles was stationed in Dover, where he signed to agree to serve his country outside of the UK. His rank at that time was stated to be Lance Corporal.

While in the Royal Sussex Regiment, Charles served 8 years and 14 days. He served at home from 01/04/1908 until 09/07/1915 (7 years and 98 days), went with an Expiditionary Force to France from 10/07/1915 to 05/04/1916 (71 days) and then back home from 06/04/1916 until 14/04/1916 (9 days). During one of those times (unfortunately it dsdoesn't say when), Charles was wounded - gunshot wound to scalp, thigh and left hip severe. The campaigns he took part in were at home from 05/08/1914 until 09/07/1915, France from 10/07/1915 to 05/04/1916 and then back home again from 056/04/1916 until his discharge on 14/04/1916.

During his time with the RSR, Charles was mobilized to Lance Corporal on 05/08/1914. appointed and paid to that rank on 05/01/1915, reverted back to Private on 01/06/1915 at his own request, was appointed Buglar on 07/01/1915 and posted as a Buglar on 10/07/1915.

On 14/04/1916 Drummer 107 Charles Henry Pender was discharged at Hastings. His character was said to be exemplary and his description on discharge was thus: Height 5' 7 1/2", chest 37", fresh comlextion, brown eyes, dark brown hair and he was 27 years old. Charles was a brewer and was going to live at 1 Church Row, Lewes. Charles had been discharged on termination of engagement.

Charles then enlisted in Brighton on 08/05/1916, first with the 1st Home Counties but then became 901399 Drummer Pender of the 293rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Charles was examined on 08/05/1916 in Brighton and his description was thus: Aged 26 years and 11 months, 5' 6 3/4"tall, 130 pounds in weight, 35 1/2" fully expanded chest, in good physical condition and with three vaccination marks on his right arm. Does this mean that Charles was a left hander? He had been working as a brewer's assistant.

I believe Charles was discharged in January 1919.

Possibly married Edith Ainsworth in Q4 1921 in the Lewes reg district.

If so, they had a daughter Peggy J born in Lewes in 1924.

Could also possibly have married Alice Maria Mawford (b 22/06/1906 in Barnet, London) on 28/05/1931 in Lewes. I strongly believe this marriage took place as there is a Mawford tree (private one) on Ancestry with an entry for Charles's father. It also has entires for Charles's siblings.

Charles died on 12/02/1966 in Lewes, aged 76 according to John Rosser.


LILIAN MAY PENDER 1892-1918

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

Christened there in St John sub Castro on 06/11/1892 +.

In 1901 Lilian was living at 7 St John Street, Lewes with her parents and brother Charles.

In 1911 Lilian was living in 5 rooms at 1 Church Row, St John's, Lewes with her parents and siblings Charles and Daniel. Lilian was working as a general domestic servant.

Lilian died in Lewes in Q4 1918.


DANIEL JAMES PENDER 1901-????

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Daniel was living in 5 rooms at 1 Church Row, St John's, Lewes with his parents and siblings Charles and Lilian.

Nothing else is known of him.


Children of Caroline & Charles: grandchildren of Henry & Susannah, great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ROSE ANNIE MOON 29/06/1885-1952

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 09/08/1885.

In 1891 Rose was living in the St Clements area of Hastings (the Old Town) with her parents and siblings Richard and Charles. Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 66; Page 37; GSU roll: 6095870.

I cannot find Rose in 1901.

Married Charles William Adams (b abt. 1887 in Hastings) in Hastings on 29/07/1905.

Their children:

Charles John Eli 02/11/1905
Another child who died, possibly Horace Ransome 1906
Frederick George 1908

In 1911 Rose and Charles were living in 4 rooms at 68 Middleton Road, Ore, Hastings with their sons Charles and Frederick. Charles was then out of work but did work as a carter on a farm.

Charles possibly died in Hastings in Q4 1950, aged 63.

I believe Rose died in Hastings in Q1 1952, aged 66.


RICHARD HENRY MOON 1887-20/10/1917

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 10/07/1887.

In 1891 Richard was living in the St Clements area of Hastings with his parents and siblings Rose and Charles. Class: RG12; Piece: 760; Folio 66; Page 37; GSU roll: 6095870.

In 1901 Richard was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Charles, Frederick, George, Gilbert and William. Richard was employed as a fisherman. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 55; Page: 20.

Richard married Elizabeth Ann Mann (b 1889 in Hastings) in Hastings on 31/05/1909 (according to his war records).

Their children:

Elizabeth Caroline Mary 12/06/1909
Richard Charles W 26/11/1911
Frederick George 16/12/1914-09/11/1915

In 1911 Richard and Elizabth were living at 3 Scrivens Buildings, All Saints Street, Hastings with their daughter Elizabeth. Richard was employed as a fisherman.

On 12/01/1915 Richard was attested in Hastings. He had been living at 3 Scrivens Building, Hastings and he was a 27 year old fisherman. The serial number on his attestation papers was written as 5 different ones, all but 1 crossed out. They were 13481, 135413, G36023, one unreadable and 51456. He stated that he was willing to be enlisted for General Service with the Southdowns, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Strangely enough, Richard had his wife Elizabeth down as next of kin but living in number 6 Scrivens Building! Unfortunately a lot of Richard's papers are covered with black dots, possibly mildew and it makes it difficult to read. Luckily the birth dates of his children, included his third child who had died are just about readable.

Richard's descriptive report on elnlistment stated that he was 27 years and 7 months old, stood 5' 5 1/4" tall, had a fully expanded chest measurement of 35 1/2" and no distinctive marks.

I am not sure what regiment and with what serial number Richard first enilisted because of the state of the papers but I do know that he was a Private at some point was transferred to the I(or J) W. Battalion of the Royal West Surrey Regiment on 12/02/1917. He was then transferred to the West Yorkshires on 23/09/1917. I have just found the paper that may help. It states that Richard joined 13 something Royal Sussex, serial number 406?, crossed out then 3rd Sussex, serial number 6282, crossed out, RW Surrey, serila number 36023, that is also crossed out and we finally arrive at West Yorks with a serial number of 51456!

Richard sustained a gunshoot wound to his left foot and spent 33 days in Edmonton hospital from 06/07/1916 until 07/08/1916..

Richard was posted to France where he participated in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders. He was killed in action on 20/10/1917. Richard had been serving with 11th Battalion Prince of Wale's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). See his memorial details here.

Richard's personal possesions were sent to his wife at 3 Ampion Place, Hastings.

Elizabeth married John S Young in Hastings in Q4 1918 and moved to 19 Woods Row, Hastings.

Elizabeth died in Hastings in Q1 1946, aged 58.


CHARLES EDWARD MOON 1889-1953

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 13/10/1889.

In 1891 Charles was living in the St Clements area of Hastings with his parents and siblings Rose and Richard.

In 1901 Charles was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Richard, Frederick, George, Gilbert and William.

Married Bertha Clevely (b 12/12/1888 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) in 1908 in Hastings.

Their children:

Charles William Aaron 1909
Rose C 1912
Edward 1917

There were possibly 2 more sons and daughters who may well still be alive.

In 1911 Charles and Bertha were living in 3 rooms in 4 Meadows Cottage, All Saints Stret in Hastings Old Town with their son Charles. Charles was a fisherman with his own account.

Charles died in Hastings in Q3 1953.


FREDERICK JOHN MOON 1893-1978

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 08/10/1893.

In 1901 Frederick was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Richard, Charles, George, Gilbert and William. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 55; Page: 20.

In 1911 Frederick was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Frederick, George, Gilbert, William, Victor and Caroline. Frederick was employed as a fisherman, possibly working for his father.

Married Phoebe V Gander in Hastings in Q2 1919?

Frederick died in Hastings in Q4 1978, aged 85.


GEORGE ALFRED MOON 1895-1951

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church, Hastings on 13/10/1895.

In 1901 George was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Richard, Charles, Frederick, Gilbert and William.

In 1911 George was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Frederick, Gilbert, William, Victor and Caroline. George was employed as a fisherman, possibly working for his father.

Possibly married Margaret E Bird in Hastings in Q2 1914.

If so, George and Margaret had 2 sons and 2 daughters, some who may still be living.

Possibly died in Hastings in Q1 1951.


GILBERT WALTER MOON 1897-1966

Born in Hastings.

Christened in All Saints Church on 09/01/1898.

In 1901 Gilbert was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Richard, Charles, Frederick, George and William. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 55; Page: 20.

In 1911 Gilbert,was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Frederick, George, William, Victor and Caroline.

Married Eleanor Thompson (b 1896 in Liverpool, Lancashire) on 14/03/1918 in Stanley St Anne, Liverpool. Gilbert was an Able Seaman aboard the Metagama.

Gilbert and Eleanor had a daughter named Vera.

Gilbert died in Hastings in Q1 1966, aged 68.


WILLIAM ROBERT MOON 22/08/1899-1970nxg

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church on 10/09/1899.

In 1901 William was living at the rear of 3 Bowman Street, Hastings with his parents and siblings Richard, Charles, Frederick, George and Gilbert. Class: RG13; Piece: 864; Folio: 55; Page: 20.

In 1911 William was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Frederick, George, Gilbert, Victor and Caroline.

Married Annie Ethel Adams (b 25/10/1900 in Hastings) in Halton,Hastings on 17/04/1922.

Their child:

Dora 30/11/1923
Victor 03/05/1926

Annie died in Hastings in Q1 1969, aged 69.

William died in Hastings in Q3 1970, aged 70.


VICTOR THOMAS MOON 1902-1967

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church on 06/10/1901.

In 1911 Victor was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with his parents and siblings Frederick, George, Gilbert, William and Caroline.

Possibly married Elsie E Palmer in Hastings in Q1 1924.

Victor and Elsie had a daughter who may still be alive.

Victor died in Hastings in 1967.


CAROLINE ELIZABETH AMY MOON 05/07/1908-07/07/1995

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Christened in All Saints Church on 04/10/1908.

In 1911 Caroline was living at 4B Bourne Street in Hastings Old Town with her parents and siblings Frederick, George, Gilbert, William and Victor.

Married Leslie Henry James Breach (b 26/09/1904 in Hastings) on 26/05/1928 in Hastings.

Caroline and Leslie had a son and a daughter who are possibly still alive.

Leslie died in Hastings in 1976, aged 72.

Caroline died in Hastings on 07/07/1995, aged 87.


Children of John & Elizabeth: grandchildren of Henry & Susannah, great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


JOHN EDWARD MUGRIDGE 1894-10/04/1943

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 John was living at (Model Dwellings, Seriveus Buildings) number 12 with his parents and siblings Elizabeth and Harry.

In 1911 John was living at 13 Scrivens Buildings, Hastings with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Harry and William. John was workingas a fisherman, like his father.

Married Emily Spic(r)e (b 31/03/1896 in Hastings)in Hastings in Q4 1918.

Their children:

John Edward Stephen 29/11/1919
Emily D 1923
Peggy E K 1928
William F 1930

John was a coxswain on the local lifeboat and he was known as Ned. He was awarded the Bronze Medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at some point in his life. He also served in the Royal Navy.

On 10/04/1943 the fishing boat Boy Billie RX61 was blown up at sea by a mine. John was aboard that boat and consequently died. John is mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website here. He is also mentioned on the Tower Hill Memorial in London. This memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.

John and Emily had been living at 3 Post Office Passage, Hastings Old Town. Administration was granted in Lewes on 10/11/1943 to his widow Emily and son John Edward Stephen Mugridge (Able Seaman in the Royal Navy). John's effects totalled £1450 16s 7d.

Emily then married widower James Newington in Hastings in Q3 1947. James was the widower of Emily's late husband's cousin, Gertrude Alice Vidler.

Emily died in Hastings in Q1 1976, aged 80.


ELIZABETH SUSAN MUGRIDGE 1897-1980

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Elizabeth was living at (Model Dwellings, Seriveus Buildings) number 12 with her parents and siblings John and Harry.

Possibly married William J Spice in Q3 1921 in Hastings.

Elizabeth died in Hastings in Q1 1980.


HARRY DANIEL MUGRIDGE 1899-31/03/1949

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Harry was living at (Model Dwellings, Seriveus Buildings) number 12 with his parents and siblings John and Elizabeth.

Possibly married Florence S Mitchell in Q4 1925 in Hastings.

Harry lost his life on 31/03/1949. He had been aboard the Pioneer fishing boat RX255 when it ran onto the Hooks Ledge rocks under the cliffs at Fairlight (near Hastings) in thick fog. There was a crew of 3 men, all of whom died. The coastguards and lifeboat crew could hear the cries of the crewmen but could not see them due to the dense fog. Harry's body was found the next day by the boat.


WILLIAM JAMES F MUGRIDGE 1902-1970

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 William was living at 13 Scrivens Buildings, Hastings with his parents and siblings John, Elizabeth and Harry.

I believe William married Lily L J Burgess in Hastings in Q4 1925 under the name Willaim F J Muggridge.

William and Lily possibly had 2 sons who may still be alive.

William died in Q2 1970 in the Epping reg district, Essex.


Child of Henrietta: grandchild of Henry & Susannah, great grandchild of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


FLORENCE MARY MOORE 20/05/1898-1983nxg

Born in the Union Workhouse, Frederick Road, Ore, Hastings, Sussex.

Married Frederick James May (b 16/12/1896 in Etham, London) in Hastings in Q4 1918.

Their children:

Frederick Charles 06/06/1920
Ellen Margaret 1921
Charles Edward H 03/02/1924
William John Robert21/09/1925
George Henry 15/06/1928
Arthur Bryan Augustus1933
Lesley James 1934
Ronald Cecil
Dorothy Alice

Frederick died in Hastings in 1962.

Florence died in Hastings in 1983.


Children of Henrietta & Charles: grandchildren of Henry & Susannah, great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


HARRIET ELIZABETH MOORE 1902-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Harriet died sometime before the 1911 census but I have yet to find a death for her.


ELLEN SUSAN MOORE 20/01/1905-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Ellen was living at 17 Winding Street, Hastings with her parents. Class: RG14; Piece: 4736; Schedule Number: 165.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Edward & Alice: grandchildren of Caroline & Spencer, great grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


EDWARD CHARLES WILLIAM CRAMP 1902-24/09/1961

Born in Southwark, Surrey.

In 1911 I believe Edward was boarding at 10c Treport Street, Wandsworth, London. This was the home of Herbert Hall (concrete floor layer) and his family. His sister Alice was also boarding there. Class: RG14; Piece: 2373; ; .

Married Catherine Josephine Butler (b 1901) in Q2 1924 in the Fulham reg district.

Catherine died 27/11/1952 in Banstead.

Edward died in Dublin, Ireland on 24/09/1961.

Nothing else is currently known.


ALICE MAUD CRAMP 1903-1978

Born in Southwark, Surrey.

In 1911 I believe Alice was a boarder at 10c Treport Street, Wandsworth, London. This was the home of Herbert Hall (concrete floor layer) and his family. Her brother Edward was also boarding there. Class: RG14; Piece: 2373; ; .

Married Thomas John H Pullinger (b 15/07/1902 in Chelsea, London) in Q4 1924 in the Fulham reg district.

Alice and Thomas had 2 sons, who may still be living.

Alice died in Truro, Cornwall in Q2 1978, aged 74.

Nothing else is currently known.


FREDERICK SAMUEL CRAMP 08/02/1906-12/07/1974

Born in Fulham, London.

In 1911 I believe Frederick was a patient at The Western Fever Hospital, (Metropolitan Asylums Board), Seagrave Road, Fulham. Class: RG14; Piece: 337; ; .

Married Dorothy Jane Grey (b 1898) in Q2 1931 in the Fulham reg district, London.

Frederick and Dorothy had 3 childre: Elmo J (b 10/04/1932 in Brentford, Middlesex, who died a month later) and 2 living children. One of those children was a twin to Elmo.

Dorothy died in Hastings Sussex, on 10/01/1962. Her and Frederick had been living at 34 Hardwicke Road, Hastings. Administration was granted at Lewes on 20/02/1962 to her widower Frederick samuel Cramp. Dorothy's effects totalled £719 10s.

In 1952 Frederick was a carpentry instructor.

Frederick died on 12/07/1974 in Hillindon, aged 68.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Rowland & Mary Ann: grandchildren of Emma & Philip, great grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


WINIFRED K VIDLER 1911-1986

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Albert Francis Catt (b 1909 in Ore, Hastings) in Ore, Hastings in Q1 1929.

Their child:

Brenda Mary Elizabeth 23/08/ ED &1931-16/10/2001

Winifred and Alfred possibly also had a son who is possibly still alive.

Winifred died in Hastings in 1986, aged 75.

Alfred died in Hastings in Q3 1967, aged 57.

Some of the information on this family is from the Baldwin/Teear/Button/Roberts on Ancestry.


ADELAIDE JANE VIDLER 19/05/1913-10/04/1983

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Rupert Edward Keable (b 28/12/1910 in Strood, Kent) in Q2 1935 in Hastings.

Adelaide and Rupert had a son who may well still be living.

Rupert died on 03/08/1964 in Hastings.

Adelaide died in Camberwell, London on 10/04/1983, aged 69.

Some of the information on this family is from Sue Russell's Family Tree Family Tree on Ancestry.


Children of Grace & Arthur: grandchildren of Emma & Philip, great grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


RONALD ARTHUR KNIGHT 14/01/1912-1980

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Elsie May Shanks (b 29/06/1908 in Hastings) in Q3 1930.

Their children:

Rodney Arthur 01/03/1931
Peter J 1934

There was also possibly another son who may still be alive.

Ronald was a railway worker.

Ronald died in Hastings in 1980, aged 68.

Elsie died in Hastings in Q3 1980, aged 72.

Some of this information came from the Kibble Family Tree and Atkins Family Tree on Ancestry.


Children of Florence & Albert: grandchildren of Emma & Philip, great grandchildren of Edward & Rachel, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MABEL N G WINGFIELD 1918-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Nothing else is currently known.


IVY LILIAN WINGFIELD 28/01/1920-1994

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Richard Leonard Creasey (b 27/07/1917 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q1 1940.

Ivy and Richard had at least a son, who may still be alive.

Richard died in Hastings in Q3 1972, aged 54.

Ivy died in the Hastings and Rother reg district in Q1 1994, aged 74.


ALBERT E WINGFIELD 1922-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Joan H L Merritt (b 1926 in Hastings) in Q4 1949 in Hastings.

Albert and Joan had 2 sons and 2 daughters who are probably still alive.

Nothing else is currently known.


SIDNEY R WINGFIELD 1924-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Iris Hall (b 1925) in Q3 1947 in Hastings.

Sidney then married Joan Kathleen Gallop (b 17/11/1928 in Hastings) in Q2 1953 in Hastings.

I believe Sidney and Joan had 4 sons and 2 daughters who are probably still alive.

Joan died in Q2 1994 in the Hastings and Rother reg district, aged 65.

Nothing else is currently known.


MARGARET P WINGFIELD 1925-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Douglas J Smith (b abt. 1923) in Q3 1945 in Hastings.

Nothing else is currently known.


THOMAS CHARLES WINGFIELD 27/10/1927-2005

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Kathleen A Lord (b 1931 in Bristol, Gloucestershire) in Q4 1961 in Hastings.

Thomas died in Q3 2005 in the Hastings and Rother reg district, aged 77.


GEORGE P WINGFIELD 1929-????

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Joyce S Sargenti (b 1935 in St Pancras, London) in Q3 1953 in the Essex South Western reg district.

I believe George and Joyce had a daughter who is probably still alive.

Nothing else is currently known.


Children of Sydney & Caroline: grandchildren of Mildred & Isaac, great grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


FRANCES LOUISE BARTON 1899-1970

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 Frances was living at 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with her parents and baby brother Sydney. Also there that day was her mother's sister Bessie Briggs. Class: RG13; Piece: 867; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Frances was living at 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with her parents and siblings Sydney and Mildred. Visiting that day were John H E Booran (railway clerk) and his wife.

Married Albert Hoad (b 1890 in Hastings) in Q3 1920 in Hastings.

I believe Frances and Albert had a daughter, son, daughter and another son all possibly still alive.

Albert died in the Brighton reg district in Q3 1966, aged 76.

Frances died in the Battle reg district, Sussex in Q4 1970, aged 71.


SYDNEY EDGAR BARTON 1900-03/04/1958

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1901 baby Sydney was living at 60 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with his parents and sister Frances. Also there that day was his mother's sister, Bessie Briggs. Class: RG13; Piece: 867; Folio: 57; Page: 1.

In 1911 Sydney was living at 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with his parents and siblings France and Mildred. Visiting that day were John H E Booran (railway clerk) and his wife.

Married Evelyn Deborah Hindes (b 23/12/1893 in Newmarket, Suffolk) in the Hastings reg district in Q3 1930.

Sidney died in Hastings on 03/04/1958 . He and Evelyn had been living at 33 St Helens Crescent, Hastings. Administration was granted at Lewes on 03/06/1958 to his widow Evelyn. Sidney's effects totalled £1042 122 9d.

Evelyn died in Hastings in Q4 1976, aged 83.


MILDRED RUTH BARTON 1908-1986

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Mildred was living at 9 Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings with her parents and siblings Frances and Sydney. Visiting that day were John H E Booran (railway clerk) and his wife.

Married Frederick Samuel Boyd (b 1910 in Wandsworth, London) in Q1 1934 in Hastings.

Mildred and Frederick had a daughter and a son, possibly still living.

Frederick died on 18/02/1963 in Hastings, aged 52. He and mildred had been living at 15 Stone Street, Hastings. Administration was granted in Lewes on 02/04/1963 to his widow Mildred. Frederick's effects totalled 718 3s 1d.

Mildred died in Q4 1986 in the Greenwich reg district, London, aged 78.


Children of Alice: grandchildren of Richard & Mary, great grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CHARLES (BAGLEY) MUGRIDGE 1905-????

Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. I have found no birth details for Charles under the Mugridge surname but there is a Charles Bagley registered for the right time frame.

In 1911 Charles was living at 9 Edwins Place, Poter Street, Hull with his mother, maternal grandmother (who was head of the house) and his brother Arthur. Also living there were was a lodger named Charles Baggley (labourer) Was he Charles's father? Class: RG78; Piece: 1651

Nothing else is currently known.


ARTHUR MUGRIDGE 23/12/1910-28/09/1995

Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

In 1911 Arthur was living at 9 Edwins Place, Poter Street, Hull with his mother, maternal grandmother (who was head of the house) and his brother Charles. Also living there were was a lodger named Charles Baggley (labourer) Was he Charles's father? Given that Arthur was only a baby, could he also have been his father? Class: RG78; Piece: 1651

Married Phyllis Mabel Robotham Rees (b 13/05/1906 in Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales) in Cardiff in Q3 1935.

I believe Arthur and Phyllis had 2 sons and a daughter who may well be still alive.

Arthur died on 28/09/1955 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Phyllis died in Blackpool in June 1996, aged 90.

Exact dates and Arthur's bride are from the Kirst_ 2010 Family Tree on Ancestry.


TERESA BAGLEY MUGRIDGE 31/03/1912-2002

Born at 9 Edwins Place, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

Teresa remained a spinster.

Teresa died in Cardiff, Glamorgan Wales in 2002, aged 90. Her death was recorded under the name Teresa Eldridge (her stepfather's surname).

Nothing else is currently known.


LILY BAGLEY MUGRIDGE 11/05/1913-2010

Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

Married Ivor George Green in Q2 1934 in Newport Market, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Lily and Ivor had a son and 3 daughters who may well be alive still.

Lily died in 2010.


ISABELLA BAGLEY or MUGRIDGE 22/06/1918-1971

Born at 2 Victoria Terrace, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

Married Francis P Sullivan in Q2 1939 in the Cardiff reg distict, Glamorgan, Wales.

Isabella and Francis had 2 sons and a daughter who could well be still living.

Isabella died in the Cardiff reg district in Q2 1971, aged 52.


Children of George & Lily: grandchildren of Richard & Mary, great grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MARGARET ISABELLA MUGRIDGE 26/01/1905-1991

Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

In 1911 Margaret was living at 8 Margaret Street Docks, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales with her parents and siblings Lily and baby James. Her paternal uncle, James Mugridge was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 32129; Schedule Number: 294.

Married Albert William Youngs (b 08/07/1899 in Grimsby, Licolnshire)in Q4 1924 in St Mary and St Peter Church, Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire. Was he the brother of Allan, who married her sister Lily? Albert was in the Royal Navy.

Margaret and Albert had 2 sons and 2 daughters who may well be living still.

Albert died in the Beverley reg district, East Riding of Yorkshire in Q4 1975, aged 76.

Margaret died in Q3 1991 in the Hull reg district, Yorkshire, aged 86.


LILY CAROLINE (CATHERINE) MUGRIDGE 11/02/1906-1985

Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

In 1911 Lily was living at 8 Margaret Street Docks, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales with her parents and siblings Margaret and baby James. Her paternal uncle, James Mugridge was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 32129; Schedule Number: 294.

Lily married Allan Arthur Youngs (b 20/03/1904 in Hull) in Q3 1927 in St Mary and St Peter Church, Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire. Was he the brother of Albert, who married her sister Margaret? Allan was a sailor in the merchant and Royal Navy.

Lily and her Allan had a son and 2 daughters who may well be living still.

Lily died in Q4 1985, aged 79 in the Beverley reg district, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Allan died in Q3 1988 in the Beverley reg district, aged 84.


IVY MUGRIDGE 1907-1910*

Born in Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire.

This child is my logical guess to the dead child of George and Lily.

Ivy died in Cardiff in Q1 1910, aged 2.


GEORGE WILLIAM V MUGRIDGE 1909-1910*

Born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

This child is my logical guess to the dead child of George and Lily.

George died in Cardiff in Q1 1910.


JAMES HENRY MUGRIDGE 19/12/1911-19/09/1981

Born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

In 1911 baby James was living at 8 Margaret Street Docks, Cardiff with his parents and siblings Margaret and Lily. His paternal uncle, James Mugridge was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 32129; Schedule Number: 294.

I believe James married Dorothy Wilson in Q4 1938 in the Hull reg district, East Riding of Yorkshire.

James and Dorothy had a son and a daughter who may well be alive still.

James died on 19/09/1981, aged 70 in the Liskeard reg district, Cornwall.


Children of James & Lily: grandchildren of Richard & Mary, great grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


ELEANOR I MUGRIDGE 1913-1914

Born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.

Eleanor died in Cardiff in Q1 1914.


JAMES RICHARD MUGRIDGE 17/02/1915-21/03/2003

Born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Married Glenys Ann Davies (b 11/04/1912 in Cardiff) in Cardiff on 29/05/1939.

James and Glenys had 4 children.

Glenys died in 1986 in Taunton, Somerset, aged 74. She was buried in the Parish Churchyard in Whitchurch, Cardiff.

James died on 21/03/2003 in Taunton, Somerset, aged 88. He was also buried in the Parish Churchyard in Whitchurch, Cardiff.


LILY IRENE MUGRIDGE 16/03/1920-1985

Born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Did she marry Leopold Albert Nightingale (b 15/06/1917) in Q4 1944 in the Cardiff reg district?

Leopold died in Q1 1973 in the East Glamorgan reg district, Wales, aged 55.

Lily died in Q4 1958 in the Torbay reg district, Devon, aged 65.


WILLIAM R MUGRIDGE 1926-1926

Born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales.

William died in Q2 1926 in Cardiff.


Thanks to John Rosser for a lot of this information on this family.

Children of Arthur & Emma: grandchildren of Thomas & Mary, great grandchildren of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.

Information from Chris Moss

GEORGE ARTHUR MUGRIDGE 26/07/1905-22/09/2000

Born at at 17 Borrett Road, Newington, London

In 1911 George was living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with his parents and siblings May, William and Queenie.

Married Rosina Gladys De Gruchy, (milliner), (b abt 1904 in the Wandsworth reg district, London) at the Baptist Church, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London on 1/09/1932.

In 1911 George was living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with his parents and siblings May, William and Queenie.

George died on 22/09/2000 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Rosena died on 10/08/1966 at King Edwarad VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire. She and George had been living at 3 Loddon Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. Administration was granted in London on 07/11/1966 to her widower George. Rosina's effects totalled £527.


MAY LILIAN MUGRIDGE 15/10/1906-19/05/1945

Born at 61 Borrett Rd, Newington, London at 10-30 in the morning. May was a twin to Lilian.

Christened on 13/12/1906 at St Paul's, Newington, along with her twin.

In 1911 May was living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with her parents and siblings George, , William and Queenie.

Married William Edgar Moss (b 5 May 1909 Battersea) at St Andrews Church, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London on 8 May 1937. William was a salesman.

Their child:

Christopher William 30/10/1943

May died in Wimbledon, London on 19/05/1945.

William died in Norwich, Norfolk on 30/04/2000.


LILIAN MAY MUGRIDGE 15/10/1906-13/12/1906

Born at 61 Borrett Road, Newington, London at 10-30 in the morning. Lilian was a twin to May.

Christened on 13/12/1906 at St Paul's, Newington, along with her twin.

Lilian was not as fortunate as her twin and died at 61 Borrett Road, Newington on 13/12/1906.


WILLIAM THOMAS MUGRIDGE 04/02/1908-2000

Born in Newington, London.

In 1911 William was living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with his parents and siblings George, May and Queenie.

Did William marry Hilda M Taplin in Q2 1931 in the Kingston reg district, Surrey?

William died in Q1 2000 in the Haywards Heath reg district, Sussex, aged 92.


QUEENIE LOUISA MUGRIDGE 08/11/1909-1999

Born at 1 Brettell Street, Newington, London.

In 1911 Queenie was living at 74 Quinns Buildings, Waterloo Road, London with her parents and siblings George, May and William.

Married Frank G Comber (possibly b abt. 1910) in Q3 1933 in the Croydon reg district, Surrey.

I believe that Queenie and Frank had 2 sons and a daughter who may still be alive.

Frank possibly died in the Surrey Mid Eastern reg district in Q1 1941, aged 31.

Queenie died in Q1 1999 in the East Devon reg district, Devon, aged 89.


MARGARET MUGRIDGE 1916-????

Born in Bermondsey, London.

Possibly married Gilbert Walter Jaques (b 22/04/1914) in Q2 1939 in the Surrey Mid Eastern reg district.

Margaret and Gilbert had a daughter who is most likely still alive.

I believe Gilbert died in Q1 1999 in Mid Warwickshire reg district, aged 84.

I have not yet found a death for Margaret but there is a possible marriage to a Mr Morley (no christian name available on Ancestry) in Q3 1977 in the Nuneaton reg district, Warwickshire. Did Margaret and Gilbert divorce>?

Nothing else is currently known.


Child of Ernest & Daisy: grandchild of Mercy, great grandchild of Richard & Mercy, 2x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.

WILLIAM ALFRED MUGRIDGE 18/02/1906-1985

Born in Hastings.

In 1911 William was living at 115 Stonesfield Terrace, Hastings with his parents and maternal grandmother, Ellen Selden (whose home it was). There was also a boarder named Sutan Coombes (widow living off own means).

Married Gladys C Hide in Q3 1929 in Hastings.

William and Gladys had 3 sons who could still be alive.

William died in Hastings in Q3 1985, aged 79.


Children of Rosie & Percy: grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


IVY ROSE STAPLES 1906-2001

Born in Farnborough, Kent.

In 1911 Ivy was at the home of her maternal grandparents at 26 Russell Street, Hastings along with her mother and sisters Grace and and baby Daisy. Her uncles Alfred and Caleb also lived there.

Married George C Taylor in the Bromley reg district, Kent in Q3 1932.

Ivy and George had 2 sons, who may still be alive.

Ivy died in the Uckfield reg district, Sussex in Q3 2001.


GRACE MARGARET STAPLES 1908-13/07/1944

Born in Farnborough, Kent.

In 1911 Grace was at the home of her maternal grandparents at 26 Russell Street, Hastings along with her mother and sisters Ivy and and baby Daisy. Her uncles Alfred and Caleb also lived there.

Married Percy Victor Vickers in Bromley in Q4 1932.

Their children:

Sheila Rose 1935
Maurice William 1936
Carole Christine 1939
Allen Paul 1943

In 1944 Grace and Percy had been living at 23 Palmerston Road, Farnborough, Kent along with their children. her sister Mabel and her family were also living there with them. as stated on the GWGC website

Grace died at the Park Hotel, Bromley Road, Southend, Kent on 13/07/1944, aged 35, along with her children. They were all killed by a flying bomb, along with Grace's sister Mabel and her sons. Grace and her children are buried in Farnborough cemetery, Kent.

Exact date of death is from the Wickham Field Family Tree on Ancestry. Thank you Calvin for this, the information on the deaths of Grace and Mabel and the gravestone photos.


DAILY L STAPLES 1911-????

Born in Farnborough, Kent.

In 1911 2 month old Daisy was at the home of her maternal grandparents at 26 Russell Street, Hastings along with her mother and sisters Ivy and Grace. Her uncles Alfred and Caleb also lived there.

Did Daisy marry John G Chappell in the Uckfield reg district, Sussex in Q2 1945 and was he her late sister Mabel's widower? I guess this could be entirely feasable, especially if they were all a close family.

If so, there was a daughter born to them who is possibly still alive. There could also be a son as well.

Nothing else is currently known.


MABEL RUBY ANN STAPLES 1914-13/07/1944

Born in the Bromley reg district, so could well be in Farnborough.

Married John Gilbert Chappell in Q3 1938 in the Bromley reg district, Kent.

Their children:

Malcolm John 1939
Roy 1940

In 1944 Mabel and John had been living at 23 Palmerston Road, Farnborough, Kent along with their children. her sister Grace and her family were also living there with them. as stated on the GWGC website

Mabel died at the Park Hotel, Bromley Road, Southend, Kent on 13/07/1944, aged 30, along with her 2 sons Malcolm and Roy. They were all killed by a flying bomb, along with Mabel's sister Grace and her children. Mabel and her children are buried in Farnborough cemetery, Kent.


Children of Daisy & Walter: grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


WALTER HENRY GEORGE PETERS 18/03/1917-28/07/2003

Born in Battle in Sussex and known. as Wally.

Between the years of 1939 to 1945, Walter was a Sergeant in the Reconnaisance Coprs of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) a branch of the Army.

Married Edna K Howard (b 1920 in Hastings, Sussex) in Battle in Q1 1942.

Edna died in 1947 of a tumour. According to my aunt, it was suspected that Edna was pregnant but it was in fact a tumour.

Wally then married a second time to Lilian Mary Hallett (b 06/11/1914 in Hastings) in Q1 1948 in Battle. Lillian had also been married before.

Their child:

Linda 08/04/1950

Wally worked as a manager in Vickerie’s garage in Battle and he lived in the flat above the garage. This flat was a great place to watch the Battle bonfire parade from when you were too small and scared to face the crowds.

Lilian died in St Leonards on Sea on 07/05/2000.

Walter died in St Leonards on Sea on 28/07/2003.


Children of Laura & Robert: grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


LUCY MARGARET NORMAN15/01/1915-????

Born at 7 Box Street, Clermont, Australia

Married William Adam McNichol at St Andrews Presbyterian Church on the corner of Derby and Bolsover Streets in Rockhampton on 22/02/1945.

They ran an apple orchard in Cottonvale, near Stanthorpe, Southern Queensland.

Their children:

Peter
Mark
Marian

Children of Tom & J: grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


JOAN MUGRIDGE

Born in Hastings.

Lived most of her life in Hastings though nothing is really known about her.


Children of Caleb & Emily: grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 2x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


FRANCES MAY MUGRIDGE 20/2/1925-2/1/2003

Born in Littlehampton, West Sussex.

Known as Bunty, a nickname given to her by one of her mother's brothers.

Bunty moved to Hastings, Sussex with her family at some point in her childhood and apparently went to a Church School. Which one that was I don't know but Bunty had lots of stories to tell of her life at school to her children. Bunty also spent a lot of time living with her maternal grandmother in Wick, so maybe the school she went to was there, rather than Hastings. She also used to spend a lot of time with her mother's sister, may in Arundel, Sussex.

Upon leaving school, Bunty worked for some time at a hotel. It may well have been the Quenn's hotel as her mother worked there at some point in her life.

At some point, the family moved to Hendon, London, to 3 Dehar Crescent. I think this was sometime near the beginning of the war, or possibly just after the war started.

Bunty went to work at an aircraft plant in West Hendon. She would watch the aerial fights between Spitfires, Hurricanes and German bombers until she was forced to go down to the air raid shelter.

In April 1942, Bunty managed to convince the Army that she was 17, when in fact she was a year younger. She joined the Women's Auxillary Territorial Services as a Private. Her mother had given her consent for the enlistment.

Bunty was sent to Scotland to do her basic training and was then assigned to an anti-aircraft gun post. Her job was to calculate the location of an attacking enemy aircraft and to issue the command to fire to the gunner.

Bunty was posted to several camps in England and Wales and was discharged in July 1945. She was still a Private, having turned down promotion. her reason for doing that was "she preferred to be in the war on her own terms".

Bunty remarked that a bad part of the war was all the rationing and the good part was meeting her husband.

Bunty met Corporal Howard Wayne Hendrix, of Wilks County, North Carolina, USA at a dance. He asked to walk her home and she agreed. Howard, apparently was so pleased that he gave Bunty some chewing gum.

Howard was promoted to Sergeant and posted to Africa, Sicily and France so their courtship had to continue by post.

When Howard returned from France he and Bunty were married at Hendon registry office on 10/4/1945. General Patton had signed the permit to marry.

Their children:

Carol Frances 8/6/1948
Alison Elizabeth 19/3/1954
Dorothy Gail 20/8/1955
Howard Wayne 19/3/1962
John Everett 16/9/1965

Bunty set sail for America on the Queen Mary and arrived in the United States on 06/04/1946, along with several hundred other war brides. One of these brides was a lady named Ronnie Church who was to become Bunty's friend for 57 years. By a strange coincidence, neither of the ladies had met in England, they both rented rooms in the same house and discovered that they shared the same birthday and date. They decided they must be twins!

According to Bunty's youngest sister, Alison, Howard still had a girlfriend living in North Wilkesborough when Bunty arrived and Bunty was not treated too well in the early days of the marriage.

Howard worked as a mechanic at Gaddy Motor Company in North Wilkes.

Bunty was a very good seamstress, taking after her mother and she forever had people going in and out of her home with sewing jobs.

Howard died in ?

She was well know and very well liked and was full of life. She was for ever telling jokes and stories. She had a wicked sense of humour. She was also very fond of children and when her youngest went off to school, Bunty decided to babysit children, so her house was always noisy and full of fun.

To sum up Bunty, I will 'borrow' some script, written by Carol, Bunty's eldest child, to read at her memorial service. There were always folks at our house, either visiting, having sewing done, children and leaders from mom's scout troops or children being cared for by mom. As a result we gained more family. Mom was always reaching out to share her ambiance of love with everyone she could. It's hard to remember that the people weren't related by blood, but by love. One of mom's unwritten rules was that everyone must drink hot tea while sitting around her kitchen table (must have been a thow back to her life in England). And they did andd they enjoyed it. But, there was an exception...if you came to visit while Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy was on the TV, you were to either be quite or match your wits against mom. That was always a losing battle , she kenw the answer to everything. She was a walking, talking encyclopedia of information. She was the smartest woman I have ever known. I think there must have been some gene associated with this knowledge as her sister Betty and also myself are a mind of useless information!

Carol also went on to say "Mom spent hours pouring over her material and patterns and would think nothing about making us a new outfir to wear to school the next day. She also made many friends by sewing, there was always someone going in and out of our house, carrying in material and carrying out the finished garment. My brother Wayne says Mama is the fabric from which we childrenw ere sewn.

I had many conversations on the phone with Bunty and she was always saying she should be doing the housewark rather than talking but she never, ever got round to it. I would ask her next timne we spoke but it had not been done. The only time it got done was if someone was coming over from England to visit. The whole neighbourhood knew Bunty was expecting company when they saw her start to clean. She had a theory that she had cleaned houses for too many years and she was now going to spend her time enjoying her children, grandchildren, her friends, her books, her sewing and shopping. That sounds like a very sensible idea to me. Life is too short to waste it on continual cleaning! Bunty was a lady who loved to shop and would start buying Christmas presents in the January sales. These presents would be hidden all over the house and sometimes they would be forgottern. It was not unusual to geta present the following summer when lost ones reappeared.

The family would always rent a large house on the coast in ? each summer and a good time was had by all. In the summer of 2003 Bunty was sick during the trip. Shortly after her return, Bunty found out she had liver cancer. She had to have chemotherapy and Bunty, being Bunty, charmed the staff at Wilkes Regional hospital. They nicknamed her 'The Queen' and aleways curtsied or bowed whenever she went there. Bunty remained optimistic during the treatment but her body did not do so well.

Bunty died at her home on Thursday 02/01/2003. A memorial service was held for her on Saturday 4th February atthe Miller Funeral Services Chapel, North Wilkes and there were so many people there, they had to stand outside. Bunty had been a very well known and loved lady.

Died 2/1/2003 in North Carolina of liver cancer. The local church was packed


BERTIE JOHN LEONARD MUGRIDGE4/6/1926-05/12/2001

Born in Hastings, East Sussex.

Joined the army as part of his national service

Married Jean Shaw (b 1926 in Hastings) on 3/8/1949.

Their children:

Christopher Andrew 4/12/1950
Graham Rex 20/2/1955

Worked for BEA and lived for many years in Weybridge, Surrey.

Moved out to Spain, near Alicante to enjoy his retirement. He spent several years there before his new batch of grandchildren called him back home.

Moved back to England, to Shropshire to be near his grandchildren.

Bert died in telford, Shropshire 05/12/2001 of lung cancer. He had also been suffering from emphysema for many years. Bert was cremated at Telford crematorium on Wednesday 12th December.


ELIZABETH ANN MUGRIDGE 6/2/1930-24/04/2008

My mum kept all sorts of bits of paper from her past for which I am extremely grateful. It's a shame I never knew about them until after her death as I would liked to have quizzed her on some of them.

Born in Wick near Littlehampton.

Christened on 08/05/1930 at All Saint's Church, Wick.

Known as Betty.

Moved to Hastings when she was fairly young and grew up as a tomboy. She did not like her younger brother Tony too much and was always fighting with him. I believe it was probably due to a bit of jealousy as she was no longer the baby of the family and Tony was spoilt. Despite her dislike of Tony, she lost her top two front teeth in a fight, when she was 11, defending him from a group of bullies. During her time in Hastings, Betty lived at many different addresses and some of the moves happened at night which led her to believe the family were doing a 'moonlight flit' to avoid the rent man. Some of the addresses the family lived at were St Thomas's Road, 33 Braybrooke Road and 136 Braybrooke Road.

The primary school Betty attended was Mount Pleasant school. For a short history of the school expansion, click here.

Betty obviously attended Sunday school regularly as she kept a scripture examination certificate that she was awarded in 1940. This certificate was awarded with honours and came form St Luke's Presbyterian School.

The family also spent some time in Hendon at 3 Dehar Crescent. I believe this was during the war, which would explain why Betty and her brother were evacuated.

During the war Betty was evacuated, with her younger brother Tony, to Bedford. Each time I asked her about her experiences she would just say it was not nice and clam up. She told me, in later years, that she had regularly been touched inappropriately by the man of the house. It is a shame she didn't tell her mother that when she came up to fetch Tony after it was discovered he had been ill treated. It was while she was evacuated that Betty went off sugar in her drinks. The parents used Betty's sugar rations and she had to have jam in her tea if she wanted it sweet. She told me this tasted so revolting, that she just stopped having anything sweet.

Betty was confirmed at St Paul's Church in Bedford in 1944, so obviously during her evacuation and she took her first communion at St Mary's Church in Bedford.

I don't know the name of the school Betty went to in Bedford but I do know she attended Tower Road School in St Leonards on Sea, Sussex. The school buildings were built in a huge dip, the walls around the playground were about 30' high (or that's what they appeared to be when I was younger) and there was a ramp leading down into the playground. I have just found a piece about the opening of the school here. This school was later renamed as Woodlands Secondary School for girls (where I attended) and years later it became Christchurch Junior School. The majority of the old building was knocked down but the new buildings still occupy the old playground. Betty's great grandson went to school here. Betty passed exams there in 1944, aged 14, in French, hand writing and English (with distinction). These were all elementary certificates.

After the war the family returned to Hastings where they bought a house at 14 Brook Street

Betty was always an athletic person who enjoyed sports and took part in the activities in Hastings Youth Week, held in June, in 1948. On June 10th she came 3rd in the girl's 17-19 year old girls 150 yard race and also 3rd in the girls 100 yard race.

Straight after leaving school, she went to work at Pelham's Chemist in the High Street, Old Town in Hastings. The shop is still there, complete with the tiled name under the shop window, only today it is a florists shop.

She became godmother to Julia Pelham, (the daughter of the chemist's owner) at St Clements Church, Hastings on 14/08/1949 .

Betty decided to be different to the rest of her siblings and wanted to join the RAF rather than the Army. She enrolled as a member of the Women's Junior Air Corps on 18/02/1946, 12 days after her 16th birthday. She belonged to Unit 208 in Hastings and meetings took place on Monday nights from 19-00 to 21-30 hours at 4 Carlisle Parade. Betty was promoted to Lance Corporal on 18/2/1948, 2 years after her enrollment; Corporal on 21/06/1948, Sergeant on 01/05/1950 and a unit Sergeant on 06/11/1950. While a cadet Betty had 4 flights in a Fairchild Argos, which she told me she thoroughly enjoyed. On 21/04/1948 she gained her 1st Ability badge and on 03/11/1948 she gained her Air Ability badge. Betty left the WJAC on 07/05/1951, after 5 years.

On 18/05/1951, Betty signed up for 4 years service in the WRAF. Her serial number was 2816958 and she joined as an A.C.W/2.

Not long after she enlisted, betty attended a big service in St Paul's Cathedral which was attended by the King and Queen and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. This service took place on July 4th, 1951 and it was a Service of Commemoration of 28,000 American dead in war time comradeship with the people of Britain and of Dediscation of the Roll of Honour for the American Memorial Chapel. Betty kept the booklet about the ceremony and it appears all her service pals signed it for her. I believe they had all probably recently finished their basic training and were going off to different RAF stations. Betty also managed to get the autographs of Dickie Valentine and Douglas Fairbanks Junior, who were also at the service. She had often talked about these but had never shown me them so I was a bit sceptical. I found them after her death.

Betty spent 2 years in the WRAF working as an airframe mechanic on Vampires and Meteors.

It was while Betty was doing a course at RAF St Athans in Wales, (where she was stationed), that she met her future husband. She contracted German measles during her course and had to join the next course to finish it, so bumping into her husband to be.

Married Lawrence Edwin Smithson (b 1931 in Yorkshire) on 29/3/1952 in St Andrews Church, Hastings, Sussex.

Their children:

Lesley Ann 31/5/1954
Jacqueline Theresa 8/2/1957
Kim Rosemary9/4/1959

After their wedding, Betty still worked at St Athans until she was posted to Germany and Eddie was posted elsewhere. At that point, Betty left the servcie.

Eddie was postesd to Singapore and went on ahead. Betty sailed out to Singapore on board the S.S. Lancashire, sailing from Liverpool on 26/02/1954. She had had to sail, rather than fly as she was expecting her first child. Betty had cabin 76, berth D. I have a menu for the night of 25/03/1954 with a note on the bottom saying "All clocks will be advanced 30 minutes at midnight tonight. Obviously the beginning of BST but why half an hour instead of an hour?

The first place they lived in Singapore was 103 Lorong J Telok Karau Road in Katong. This was a shared house where they had one room to themselves while sharing a kitchen and bathroom. They later moved into a married quarter at 17 Mornington Crescent, RAF Seletar. They had an armour there to help with the work who also helped look after their daughter, Lesley.

After Eddie's tour of duty came to an end, Betty and Lesley returned home to England on 21/02/1956. They lived at 34B Springfiled Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex. Eddie was sent on a training course for a different aircaft type and ended up serving in Malta for several months on his own. Whenever he was training or off on an unaccompanied posting, Betty and the girls always headed back to St Leonards on Sea where Betty's family still lived.

Eddie was then posted to RAF Watton, near Norwich in Norfolk. The family they lived at 34 Walploe Street, Norwich until they got a married quarter on the camp.

After the birth of their second daughter, Betty and Eddie moved into a 2 bedroomed married quarter at 15 Farnborough Road, at RAF Watton.

When daughter number 3 came along, the family moved into a larger 3 bedroomed married quarter at 25 Boscombe Road

From Watton, Eddie was posted to RAF Bruggen in Germany in 1961. As usual, he went ahead of the family and lived there for several months on his own while waiting for accomodation. During this time Betty and the girls lived with her mother at 190 Bohemia Road, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

Accomodation in a block of flats in Eindhoven, Holland became available and Betty and the girls moved in there. I remember when we flew out to Germany form gatwick airport, we spent the night in the Union Jack Club by Waterloo station in London. My grandmother stayed the night as well. We all travelled up by rail from Hastings to Charing Cross Station. They were only there for 3 or 4 months before they moved to a maisonette at 38K Webshall Strausee, Moenchengladbach in Germnay. This was an RAF off camp accomodation and the family lived there for the rest of the 3 year posting.

Eddie was sent off for more training on his return to England and once more Betty and the girls went down to St Leonards on Sea to live until a married quarter was available. They left Germany from RAF Wilderath on 2/10/1964.

Once a married quarter became available, Betty and the girls moved again; this time to 7 Valetta Road, RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire. This was not far from Ripon.

The next move was a fairly short one from one part of Yorkshire to another. The family lived at 185 AMQ, RAF Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

In 1967 the family moved into 126 Pine Square, RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. This camp was near Ipswich.

Betty and the girls left RAF Wattisham in July 1970 and went to live temporarily with Betty's mother at 190 Bohemia Road. They then moved into a rented 3 bedroomed semi-detached house at 40 Shirley Drive, St Leonards on Sea. The monthly rent on the house was £36 and 8 shillings.

The family lived there for 7 months and Betty got a job working in Theakers, a chemist chain, in Battle Road, just a short walk from the house.

After 7 months, the family moved again, this time to 16 St Margarets Raod, St Leonards. This was a large victorian style terraced house that was arranged over 5 floors. The caretaker lived on the bottom 2 levels and Betty and the girls lived on the top 3. You could see the sea from the top 2 stories at the back of the house and it was only about a 7 minute walk to the pier and the beach.

Betty still worked for Theakers but was able to change shops and went to work in the town centre branch. After a falling out amongst the staff, Betty and one other employee went to work for another Chemist. This time it was a small time chemists named Cathaways, along Bohemia Road.

The family stayed in that house until 1973 when Eddie was posted to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Lesley had left home, Jacqui went to live with her grandmother and finish school while Betty and Kim moved in with Eddie at 99 Abbey Road, Witney, Oxon. This was a married quarter and much nicer than the ones at Carterton. Eddie took over the quarter on 29/03/1973 at 09-00 hours, his and Betty's 21st wedding anniversary.

While living in Witney, Betty went to work at the local Waitrose supermarket. She was trained to operate a chechkout till but very soon moved onto serving on the delicatessen counter. She really enjoyed this job and stayed there until she moved back down to Hastings again.

Eddie decided to retire from the RAF and went to work for the Saudi Arabian Air Force in 1975. Betty had taken Kim back to Hastings to live as she had gotten in with a bad crowd, Lesley was still living away and Jacqui went to lodge with the next door neighbours. The house at Witney was handed back to the RAF.

Betty and Kim rented a lovely house at 8 Hamilton Gardens in Hastings and stayed there for several months.

During one of Eddie's trips home to England he and Betty bought their first ever home. This was 9 Applewood Close in St Leonards on Sea. Betty lived there for a couple of years before she decided to go out to Saudi to live with her husband. The house was sold to Betty's younger sister, Alison, and her husband.

Betty arrived at Dhahran airport, Saudi Arabia, aboard BA 121 on 13/11/1978 at aproximately 19-00 hours.

During Eddie's time in Saudi he and Betty went on holiday to different exotic places, electing to off set their flying allowance (for home visits) on the cost of somewhere war. They visited Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Kenya, Barbados, Mauritius, the Seychelles and several trips to Jersey. They really enjoyed these holidays.

Betty and Eddie lived in Saudi for about 3 years before they returned home to Hastings. They bought another house, 24 Shirley Drive in St Leonards on Sea for the sum of £24,950. This house was not far from the house they had rented back in 1970. Eddie went on a training course to do with helicopter engines. He then got a job at Fleetlands in Gosport, Hampshire so another move was on the cards.

Betty and Eddie moved into 169 Privett Road in Gosport in about 1983. They lived there quite happily for about 9 years and always had one or more grandchildren to stay during the school holidays. It was always Betty who asked if she could have them stay as she loved to take them out places. I really don't know who enjoyed it the most, her or the grandchildren! Both Betty and Eddie joined the RAF Association while they were down in Gosport and attended their meetings and functions.

Betty suffered from breast cancer and had a mastectomy in January 1991. I can't remember if she had the operation in Salisbury hospital or Queen Anne's hospital, Cosham, Hampshire. She made a quick recovery and was looking after 2 of her grandchildren for 10 days, 5 weeks after the op. I remember her telling me how strange it was, how she felt lopsided and how she nearly fell off a chair whhile changing a lightbulb as she was unbalanced!

Betty had reconstruction surgery a year after the operation and that took place at either Salisbury or Cosham. One op was done in one hospital and one in the other.

In 1992 Eddie was told he had to retire as he was a civil servant and had reached that age so they decided it was time to move again.

Betty and Eddie took their time to look around and decided to move to Ramsey in Huntingdonshire. They lived at 53 Blenheim Drive in Ramsey.

While in Ramsey, Betty became a member of the ladies wing of the Royal British Legion and made many friends. She worked as a volunteer in the Legion shop, sold poppies and went up to the Royal Albert Hall each year for the Remembrance service.

Betty and Eddie finally decided to return to Hastings to live in 2000, staying with her daughter Kim and her family in Battle Road, St Leonards on Sea while looking for a house to rent. They also spent several months living with their grandson Jamie (Kim's son) and his girlfriend while changing houses.

Betty and Eddie lived at 28 Pine Avene, Hastings, moved to 8 Berlin Road, Hastings and then finally moved into 40A Queens Road, a flat above Gamleys toy shop. There was a lovely view of part of Hastings Castle from her bedroom window. This flat was very close to homes her parents, grandparents and great grandparents had lived. Of course, she didn't know this at the time they moved in as I hadn't found all the relatives at that time. By a strange coincidence, the flat was rented through an estate agents situated at 109 Queens Road. The flat above this shop was once occupied by Betty's parents and younger sister.

Betty was diagnosed with uterine cancer and in March 2004 she under went a hysterectomy in Brighton hospital. This time she was not so lucky with avoiding radiotherapy treatment and had about 6 treatments. She did not mind those so much, she was more annoyed by the fact that she was limited in what she could do for 6 weeks after her op. She had always been an active person and hated the restrictions put on her.

Eddie died of a heart attack on the morning of Monday January 1st 2007, leaving Betty rather shell shocked. He had been ill on and off for years but this came out of the blue. He was cremated at Hastings crematorium on Thursday the 11th January on a wet, miserable day.

Betty began to suffer from awful pains in her hips and also pain in her right knee. The doctor discovered her knee was in need of a bit of repair and this wasd probably contributing to the pain in her hips. So in May 2007 she went into hospital to have it cleaned out. It didn't do the trick, the hip pain was still there.

The hip pain was discovered later in the year on a visit to her oncologist - the bones were breaking up due to cancer.

On Christmas Eve 2008, Betty was given the news that she had been dreading - the cancer had returned, this time to her stomach and this time it was untreatable. She was given months to live.

In the second week of January, Betty was admitted to St Michael's Hospice for a 2 week assesment. Because of the swelling in her legs and stomach and the fact she couldn't manage any of the stairs in her flat, it was decided that she should remain at the hospice. She was moved from her ward downstairs, to room 3, a private room on the floor above. The hospice was set in beautiful grounds and Betty had a lovely view of these from her room. The house Rider Haggard wrote 'She' in, was about 200 yards away from her room. The care she got there was fantastic and they put up with her cantankerousness very well.

On Friday 25/04/2008, Betty passed away in her room. She was cremated at Hastings crematorium on a beautiful, suny warm day on Thursday the 8th May.


ANTHONY ROBERT MUGRIDGE 19/4/1933-10/6/2001

Born in the bathroom of 33 Braybrooke Road, Hastings, Sussex.

Known as Tony and was spolit by his mother when he was young.

Tony was evacuated during the war to Bedford, along with his sister Betty. He was not treated very well by the people he was livivng with and was often locked in the cupboard under the stairs. When his mother found out what was going on she went up to Bedford and took him home. Betty had to stay where she was. This information was from my mother, Betty.

Apparently Tony was known to slump forward while sitting at the table during mealtimes. To get him out of this habit, his mother tied him to the chair so he was sat upright!

Tony joined the army and as far as I can remember he was in the R.E.M.E.

Married Paulette Goddard (known as Paula) on 19/02/1960 in Wellington New Zealand.

Their children:

Karen 07/04/1961
Robert 17/10/1963

Tony and Paula lived a few years in New Zealand.

On their return to England TOny and Paula, along with their daughter Karen, lived in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire at some point. Tony Worked for BEA.

Tony divorced Paula some time after 1970.

Married Joyce Creswell in Hastings in Q4 1997.

Tony and Joyce lived in Battle.

Tony died of cancer on 10/06/2001 in the Conquest Hospital, Hastings and was cremated at Hastings Crematorium on 22nd June..


ALISON MARY MUGRIDGE 4/8/1950-????

Born at 14 Brook Street, Hastings, Sussex.

Alison went to Woodlands Secondary Modern School for Girls.

When she left school, Alison trained as a florist. She then worked for a while at Heron House in Hastings, working for the Department of Health and Social Security.

Married Anthony Peter John Oak on 7/2/1970 in Hollington Church in the Woods, St Leonards on Sea.

Their children:

Peter Ronald 21/8/1975
Laura Joanne 22/8/1980

THE NEXT GENERATION: 6


Children of Charlie and Mary: grandchildren of Charlotte & George, great grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, 2x great grandchildren of John & Ann, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


PERCY LIDBETTER 05/08/1907 -1977

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Percy was living at 6 Priory Place, Lewes with his parents and siblings Florrie, Annie and baby Emily. His half sister Bessie was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 5061; Schedule Number: 306.

Married Beatrice Maude Strotton (b 05/10/1907 in Singleton, Sussex) in Lewes in Q3 1939.

Percy and Beatrice had a son who may still be alive.

Percy died in Lewes in Q3 1977, aged 70.

Beatrice died in the Brighton reg district, Sussex in Q4 199HaslamGodden Family Tree on Ancestry.


FLORRIE LIDBETTER 19/06/1908-1977

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Florrie was living at 6 Priory Place, Lewes with her parents and siblings Percy, Annie and baby Emily. Her half sister Bessie was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 5061; Schedule Number: 306.

Married Leslie Godden (b 1902 in Kent) in Q2 1837 in the West Ashford reg district, Kent.

Florrie and Leslie had 5 sons and 2 daughters who may well still be alive.

Florried died in the Ashford reg district, Kent in Q2 1977, aged 69.

Some information from the Godden Family Tree on Ancestry.


ANNIE LIDBETTER 1909-1982

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 Annie was living at 6 Priory Place, Lewes with her parents and siblings Percy, Florrie and baby Emily. Her half sister Bessie was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 5061; Schedule Number: 306.

I belive spinster Annie, died in Q1 1982 in the Ashford reg district, Kent, aged 72.


EMILY MARY LIDBETTER 1911-2002

Born in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1911 baby Emily was living at 6 Priory Place, Lewes with her parents and siblings Percy, Florrie and Annie. Her half sister Bessie was also living there. Class: RG14; Piece: 5061; Schedule Number: 306.

Spinster Emily died in Q3 2002 in the Ashford with Shepway reg district, Kent, aged 91.


Children of Alice & William: grandchildren of Charlotte & George, great grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, 2x great grandchildren of John & Ann, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


WILLIAM GEORGE ROGERS 25/03/1902-1991

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

In 1911 William was living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with his parents and siblings Charles, Albert, Alice and baby Arthur. Also living there was his paternal uncle Frank Rogers (kiln loader) and boarder William Pullen ( dock labourer) Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

Married Beatrice Mabel Mercy Saunders (b 30/09/1903 in Strood, Kent) on 04/06/1927 at Nurstead Church, Kent.

William and Beatrice had 2 sons, possibly still alive.

Beatrice died on 08/06/1984 in Rochester, Kent.

William died in Q2 1991 in the Canterbury reg district, Kent, aged 89.

Marriage details and Beatrice's dates are from the Struble family tree on Ancestry.


CHARLES FREDERICK ROGERS 1904-1913

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

In 1911 Charles was living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with his parents and siblings William, Albert, Alice and baby Arthur. Also living there was his paternal uncle Frank Rogers (kiln loader) and boarder William Pullen ( dock labourer) Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

I belive Charles died in Q1 1913 in the Lewes reg district, Sussex, aged 8.


ALBERT EDWARDS ROGERS 1906-1913

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

In 1911 Albert was living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with his parents and siblings William, Charles, Alice and baby Arthur. Also living there was his paternal uncle Frank Rogers (kiln loader) and boarder William Pullen ( dock labourer) Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

I also belive Albert died in Q1 1913 in the Lewes reg district, Sussex, aged 6.


ALICE FLORENCE ROGERS 1908-1913

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

In 1911 Alice was living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with her parents and siblings William, Charles, Albert and baby Arthur. Also living there was her paternal uncle Frank Rogers (kiln loader) and boarder William Pullen ( dock labourer) Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

I also believe that Alice died in Q1 1913 in the Lewes reg district, Sussex, aged 4.


ARTHUR ROGERS 1910-1962

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

In 1911 baby Arthur was living at 14 Clifton Terrace Newhaven with his parents and siblings William, Charles, Albert and Alice. Also living there was his paternal uncle Frank Rogers (kiln loader) and boarder William Pullen ( dock labourer) Class: RG14; Piece: 5075; Schedule Number: 62;

Married Muriel Hilda Sinclair (b 27/10/1910 in Eastbourne) in Q2 1935 in the Lewes reg district.

Arthur died on 06/09/1962 at the Royal Sussex Conty Hospital, aged 52. He and Muriel had been living at 174 Avis Road, Newhaven. Administration was granted in LOndon to his widow Muriel. Arthur's effects totalled £722 7s 6d.

Hilda died in Q2 1998 in the Chichester reg district, aged 87.


NELLIE MARJORIE ROGERS 28/03/1914-1997===

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

Married Herbert Charles Collington (b 09/07/1916 in Newhaven) in Q3 1938 in the Lewes reg district, Sussex.

Herbert died in Q4 1976 in the Brighton reg district, Sussex, aged 60.

Nellie died in the Brighton reg district in December 1997, aged 83.


LILIAN E M ROGERS 14/10/1919-1986

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

Spinster Lilian died in Q3 1986 in the Reading and Wokingham reg district, Berkshire, aged 66.


CECIL H ROGERS 1920-1921

Born in Newhaven, Sussex.

Cecil died in Newhaven in Q4 1921.


Children of Frederick & Alice: grandchildren of Emma, great grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, 2x great grandchildren of John & Ann, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


AMY GRACE BARNDEN 1910-08/04/1959

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1911 Amy was living in 4 rooms at 46 Vicarage Road, Hastings with her parents. Class: RG14; Piece: 4744; Schedule Number: 127.

Married Donald Victor Walters (b 1912 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire) in Q1 1937 in the Birmingham reg district, Warwickshire.

Amy and Donald had a daughter and son who may still be alive.

Amy died on 08/04/1959 in the General Hospital, Birmingham. She and Donald had been living at 95 Cardington Avenue, Birmingham. Probate was granted in Birmingham on 31/07/1959 to her widower Donald Walters (company director). Amy's effects totalled £88 0s and 5d.

Donald remarried Iris

Donald died on 04/02/1961 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, aged 48. He and Iris had been living at 95 Cardington Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham. Administration was granted to his widow Iris Eliza. Donald's effects totalled £5179 3s 3d.


FREDERICK LESLIE BARNDEN 23/11/1921-1986

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Winifred Norah Bloxsome (b 11/12/1921 in Birmingham, Warwickshire) in Q1 1943 in the Birmingham reg district.

Frederick and Winifred had 2 sons and a daughter who may still be alive.

Frederick died in Birmingham in Q4 1986, aged 65.

Winifred died in Redditch, Worcestershire on 02/07/1996, aged 74.

Information from the Kirby/Branden Family Tree on Ancestry.

Children of Herbert & Beatrice: grandchildren of Emma & Thomas, great grandchildren of Mary Ann & Isaac, 2x great grandchildren of John & Ann, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


MARY ENA VENESS 24/01/1928-2001

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

In 1928 Mary was living at 62 Vicarage Road, Hastings with her parents. This appears to be the home of her paternal grandparents, John and Emma Veness.

In 1930 Mary was living in the ground floor of 55 Vicarage Road, Hastings with her parents and paternal grandparents. This was the home of her mother's late father, James Bowden.

In 1931-32, Mary was living at 24 Barley Lane, Hastings with her parents and paternal grandparents.

In 1933-34, Mary was living at 2 Barley Avenue, Hastings with her parents and paternal grandparents.

In 1935-193, Mary lived in the same place with her parents and paternal grandfather Thomas Veness.

Married Reginald John Warden (b 18/01/1932 in St Albans, Hertfordshire)in Q3 1949 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Their children:

Michael Stuart 27/10/1954-1973

Mary and Reginald had 2 more sons who may still be alive.

Reginald died on 29/12/1997 in Chicester, West Sussex.

Mary died in Q2 2001 in Chicester, West Sussex.


Children of Ernest & Edith: grandchildren of James & Ann, great grandchildren of Fanny & James, 2x great grandchildren of Charles & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


EILEEN ELLEN G TOMSETT 03/02/1920-2004

Born in Horsham, Sussex.

Married Arthur C Jupp in Q1 1953 in Horsham.

Eileen died in Q2 2004 in Horsham, aged 84.


LESLIE ERNEST J A TOMSETT 20/02/1923-2004

Born in Horsham, Sussex.

Married Joyce A H Arber in Horsham in Q1 1944.

Leslie and Joyce had a daughter and 2 sons who may be alive still.

Leslie died in Horsham in Q4 2004, aged 81.


Children of William & Annie: grandchildren of Caroline & Charles, great grandchildren of Henry & Susannah, 2x great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


DORA MOON 30/11/1923-29/08/1964

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Ronald F Glazier in Hastings in Q3 1946.

Dora and Ronald had a son and 2 daughters who may be alive still.

Dora died in Hastings on 29/08/1964, aged 40.


VICTOR MOON 03/05/1926-2005

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Nancy Kathleen Foster (b 12/10/1927 in Hastings) in Hastings in Q4 1949.

Vicotr and Nancy had 2 sons and a daughter who may still be alive.

Nancy died in Q1 1987 in Hastings, aged 59.

Victor died in Hastings in Q4 2005, aged 79.


Children of Florence & Frederick: grandchildren of Henriettas, great grandchildren of Henry & Susannah, 2x great grandchildren of Edward & Mary, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


FREDERICK CHARLES MAY 26/04/1920-29712/1997

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Lilian May Mitchell (b 23/11/1923 in Poplar, London) in Hastings in Q2 1942.

Frederick and Lilian had 3 daughters who may still be alive.

Lilian died in Hastings in Q3 1989, aged 65.

Frederick died in Hastings on 29/12/1997, aged 77.


ELLEN MARGARET MAY 12/12/1921-1995

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married in Leonard J Hall Hastings n Q3 1947

Ellen and Leonard had a son who may still be alive.

Ellen died in Hastings in Q3 1995, aged 73.


CHARLES EDWARD H MAY 03/02/1924-07/05/1924

Born at 5 Bossom Square, Eastbourne Street, Hastings, Sussex.

Charles died at 5 Bossom Square, Hastings on 07/05/1924, aged about 3 months

WILLIAM JOHN ROBERT MAY 21/09/1925-1996

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Margery F Brackpool in Q2 1948 in Hastings.

william died in Q3 1996, aged 70.

GEORGE HENRY MAY 16/06/1929-25/01/2001

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married Irene O Monk (b 02/09/1925) in Hastings in Q2 1950.

George and Irene had 2 sons and 2 daughters who may still be alive.

George died in Hastings on 25/01/2001, aged 72.

Irene died in Hastings in Q3 2002, aged 76.


ARTHUR BRYAN AUGUSTUS MAY 04/06/1933-18/10/2012

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married on 16/09/1970 in Hove.

Arthur and his wife had 2 daughters who may still be alive.

Arthur died on 18/10/2012 in Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, aged 79.


LESLIE JAMES AUGUSTUS MAY 17/08/1934-22/05/2012

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Married in Hastings in Q1 1965.

Leslie and his wife ha a son who may still be alive.

Leslie died in Hastings on 22/05/2012, aged 77.


There were also 2 other children, possibly still living.

Personal details on the May family are from the May Family Tree Current on Ancestry.

Children of Lucy & William: grandchildren of Laura & Robert, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


PETER McNICHOL ????-????


MARK McNICHOL ????-????


MARIAN McNICHOL ????-????


Children of Frances & Howard: grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CAROL FRANCES HENDRIX 08/06/1948-????

Born in North Wilksborough, North Carolina.

Married Ralph Eric Davis on 24/06/1987 in North Wilksborough. They later divorced.


ALISON ELIZABETH HENDRIX 19/03/1954-????

Born in North Wilksborough, North Carolina.

Her child:

Heather Dawn 28/03/1976

Married Clifford Blevins in North Wilksborough on 29/06/1987.


DOROTHY GAIL HENDRIX 20/08/1955-????

Born in North Wilksborough, North Carolina.

Goes by the name of Gail.

Married Harold Laws in North Wilksborough on 16/10/1987

Their child:

Lauren Michelle 15/02/1972

HOWARD WAYNE HENDRIX 19/03/1962-????

Born in North Wilksborough, North Carolina.

Known as Wayne.

Married Terri Lowes in North Wilkesborough on 20/10/1995

Their children:

Joshua Clate 29/08/1997
Savannah May27/05/1999

JOHN EVERETT HENDRIX26/09/1965-????

Born in North Wilksborough, North Carolina.

Married Shirley Bowlin Rector in North Wilksborough on 29/06/1987

Their child:

Jessica Nicole 14/12/1987

Children of Bert & Jean:
grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CHRISTOPHER ANDREW MUGRIDGE 04/12/1950-24/01/2000

Born in ?

Worked as a gas fitter.

Their children:

Danielle Louise 16/09/1976
Jodie Rebecca27/02/1979

Chris died in Surrey of lung cancer.


GRAHAM REX MUGRIDGE 21/02/1955

Born in Hastings, Sussex.

Had many jobs including a milkman.

Married Susan M Forrest in Q2 1980 in the Surrey Northern reg diostrict. They later divorced.

Married Michelle ? in ? on 04/05/1991.

Their children:

Curtis 08/08/1994
Molly26/02/1992

Children of Betty & Eddie:
grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


LESLEY ANN SMITHSON 31/05/1954-????

Born in Changi hospital in Singapore at 06-30 hours.

Started school in Ayrshire Barracks, Moenchengladbach, Germany. Then continued her education in Dishforth County Primary Yorkshire, Christchurch Hastings (for 2 separate short stints), Ripon Grammar in Yorkshire, Stowmarket Grammar in Suffolk and Hastings High School.

Worked as an occupational therapist.

Married John Riley in Southsea in ? They later divorced.

Married Mark Fearn on 30/06/2000 in Derbyshire.


JACQUELINE THERESA SMITHSON 08/02/1957-????

Born in Norwich, Norfolk.

Started school in Ayrshire Barracks, Moenchengladbach, Germany. Then continued her education in Dishforth County Primary Yorkshire, Driffield CP, Yorkshire, Christchurch Hastings (for 2 separate short stints), Ringshall CP Suffolk, Woodlands School for Girls (formerly Tower Road where her mother attended school) in Hastings and The Grove SM in Hastings.

Was a Brownie and then a Girl Guide, achieving many badges and reaching the status of Patrol Leader with Swallow Patrol in Wattisham. She was also a member of the Girls Venture Corps for a few months.

Was a great follower of Leeds United and West Ham United Football Clubs back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Her other hobbies were babies and aeroplanes.

Worked for Waitrose as a warehouse assistant, a clerk for the Department of Health & Social Security, a childminder for 14 years and a waitress in TGI Fridays.

Married Vivian Geoffrey Freke (b 26/01/1958 in Downend, Bristol) on 06/08/1977 in Witney, Oxfordshire.

Their children:

Karl Edwin 02/09/1981
Angela Louise23/08/1984

Lived

KIM ROSEMARY SMITHSON 09/04/1959-????

Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Started school Dishforth County Primary Yorkshire, Driffield CP, Yorkshire, Christchurch Hastings (for 2 separate short stints), Ringshall CP Suffolk, Needham Market Secondary Modern in Suffolk, Woodlands School for Girls (formerly Tower Road where her mother attended school) in Hastings and The Grove SM in Hastings.

Was a Brownie and a Girl Guide. She was also a member of the Girls Venture Corps for a few months.

Worked in a jam factory, as a care assistant in an old people's home & a clerk for the CPA.

Her child:

Jamie Darrell 10/09/1976

Married Kevin Ryan in Hastings on 25/08/1978. They divorced later.

Her child:

Janine Ann 09/12/1978

Lives with Pat DeRoe.

Her child:

Joel 18/05/1986


Children of Tony & Paula:
grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


KAREN MUGRIDGE 07/04/1961-????

Born in New Zealand.


ROBERT MUGRIDGE 17/10/1963-????

Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire.


Children of Alison & Tony:
grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 3x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


PETER ROBERT OAK 21/08/1975-????

Born in the Buchanan hospital, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

Works in the IT industry.


LAURA JOANNE OAK 22/08/1980-????

Born in the Buchanan hospital, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.


THE NEXT GENERATION:


Children of Peter & ?, grandchildren of Lucy & William, great grandchildren of Laura & Robert, 2xgreat grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


Children of Mark & Marijke, grandchildren of Lucy & William, great grandchildren of Laura & Robert, 2xgreat grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


Child of Alison, grandchild of Frances & Howard, great grandchild of Caleb & Emily, 2xgreat grandchild of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchild of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


HEATHER DAWN HENDRIX 28/03/1976-????

Born in North Wilkseborough, North Carolina.

Married

Child of Gail & Harold, grandchild of Frances & Howard, great grandchild of Caleb & Emily, 2x great grandchild of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchild of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchild of Henry & Mildred.


LAUREN MICHELLE LAWS 15/02/1972-????


Children of Howard & Terri, grandchildren of Frances & Howard, great grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


JOSHUA CLATE HENDRIX 29/08/1997-????

SAVANNAH MAY HENDRIX 27/05/1999


Children of John & Shirley, grandchildren of Frances & Howard, great grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


JESSICA NICOLE HENDRIX 14/12/1987


Children of Christopher & Margaret, grandchildren of Bert & Jean, great grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


DANIELLE LOUISE MUGRIDGE 16/09/1976-????


JODIE REBECCA MUGRIDGE 27/02/1979-????


Children of Graham & Michelle, grandchildren of Bert & Jean, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


CURTIS MUGRIDGE 08/08/1994-????


MOLLY MUGRIDGE 26/02/1992-????


Children of Jacqueline & Vivian, grandchildren of Elizabeth & Lawrence, great grandchildren of Caleb & Emily, 2x great grandchildren of Alfred & Annie, 3x great grandchildren of Alfred & Harriet, 4x great grandchildren of Henry & Mildred.


KARL EDWIN FREKE 02/09/1981-????

Born in RAFH Wegberg, Germany.

Lived at 16 Vulcan Avenue, RAF Wildenwrath, Germany until December 1982.

Lived at Cartref, Leagate Road, Gipsy Bridge, Lincolnshire from January 1983 until August 1984.

Lived at 8 Headington Drive, Wokingham, Berkshire from August 1984 until April 1985.

Moved to 9 Tamar Way, Woosehill, Berkshire and lived there until July 1986.

Lived at 10 Chelsea Close, Tilehurst, Berkshire from 1986 until he left home in 2004.

Went to Norcot Primary School, Tilehurst, Berkshire, Upcroft Primary School, Tilehurst and Theale Green Community School, Berkshire.

He was a cub scout in Reading and enjoyed all the challenges set to him, especially the camping and rowing.

Did Karate up to ??.

Swam with Reading Swimming Club and represented them on several occasions in Club and County matches. He won many cups in the Club Championships.

Worked part time in TGI Fridays as a busser, food runner and dessert weedie before becoming a waiter, kitchen hand, bar hand and general all rounder.

Left TGIs to go and work in the IT industry.


ANGELA LOUISE FREKE 23/08/1984-????

Born in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire.

Lived at 8 Headington Drive, Wokingham, Berkshire from August 1984 until April 1985.

Moved to 9 Tamar Way, Woosehill, Berkshire and lived there until July 1986.

Lived at 10 Chelsea Close, Tilehurst, Berkshire from 1986 until she left home in 2000.

Went to Upcroft Primary School, Tilehurst and Theale Green Community School, Berkshire. Then went to Sheffield Hallam University.

Attended dance classes when she was young and won medals in the different categories.

Was one of the first female cup scouts in Berkshire and gave the boys a run for their money, especially in the swimming competitions.

Swam with Reading Swimming Club and represented them on several occasions in Club matches. Unfortunately she had to give it up due to knee problems.

She also attended Karate lessons, reaching ??? grade.

Worked part time in TGI Fridays as a busser, food runner and dessert weedie. Also worked the various stations in the kitchen.

Went to work full time at TGIs, working all aspects in the store before beginning management training.


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