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Joan Stonehewer of Wandsworth [1910 - 1969]

 

Joan Stonehewer (1910-1969) was a “concert artiste” of the variety theatre tradition, who played the musical saw, tap-bells, sleigh bells, and other novelty instruments, accompanied by a pianist or ensemble. Her engagements included appearances at the Royal Variety Hall and the B.B.C., and events such as dinners, receptions and cabarets. According to an advertising pamphlet from about 1935 her repertoire was music for guests of every taste ... from Beethoven to Gershwin, melody and swing.

She released records on H.M.V, Imperial Crystalate, and the Rex label. Of one of her records (HMV B3823), The Gramophone, May 1931, said: Miss Joan Stonehewer must try to persuade her saw to keep in tune if it is to live up to its claim of “musical”.

Her dates suggest she was Madge Joan Stonehewer of 11 Amerland Road, Wandsworth, the only Joan Stonehewer born 1910 listed in the 1911 census (RG14/2399 sn292). Madge J Stonehewer married Elmer H Townsend in Surrey North East JUN qtr 1943, and Madge J Townsend died in Surrey South East in MAR qtr 1969 aged 58.

 

  • Roger Stonehewer [~1743 - 16 November 1806] married Mary Hallows
    1. Thomas Stonhewer [September 1780 - 24 June 1848] married Betty [1 December 1785 - 26 September 1828]
      1. Sarah Stonehewer [9 April 1810 - 29 December 1891] married John Walkden
        1. Frederick Walkden [1827 Prestwich -]
        2. Emma Walkden [1836 Prestwich -]
        3. James Walkden [1838 Prestwich -]
        4. William Walkden [1840 Prestwich -]
        5. Thomas Walkden [1842 Prestwich -]
        6. Martha Ann Walkden [1846 Prestwich -]
        7. Fanny S Walkden [1849 Prestwich -]
        8. John Edward Walkden [1852 Prestwich -]
          (Rainscough LAN: HO107/548/9 f19 p31, HO107/2232 f?, p5; Woodend Farm, Pownall Fee CHS: RG9/2588 f151 p5)
      2. John Stonehewer [21 January 1812 Catteral - 5 April 1868] married Lydia Lawson
        1. Matilda Stonehewer [- 26 February 1924] married 20 May 1862 Newington George Clink [- 22 November 1903]
          1. George Clink [1865 West Ham ESS -]
          2. Matilda Isabelle Clink [1867 West Ham ESS - 4 August 1940]
          3. Edith Lydia Clink [1869 Bow MDX -]
          4. Florence Marie Clink [1872 Stepney MDX -]
          5. Ida Beatrice Clink [1874 Regents Park MDX -]
            43 Tredegar Square, Tower Hamlets: RG10/561 f42 p10; 121 Albion Rd, Hackney: RG11/283 f82 p32; Osborne House, Holland Park Rd, Kensington: RG12/20 f14 p21; 8 Western Rd, Littlehampton SSX: RG13/962 f105 p21)
        John Stonehewer married MAR qtr 1853 Bethnal Green Jane Coker neé Lawson
      3. Ann Stonehewer [7 March 1814 Garstang -]
      4. William Stonehewer [3 February 1816 - 4 April 1849]
      5. Mary Stonehewer [10 March 1818 - 3 March 1886]
      6. James Stonehewer [16 July 1820 Manchester LAN Cathedral - 27 June 1878 Wandsworth] married Fanny Heath [1828 Mitcham SRY - 9 August 1901]
        1. James Frederick Stonehewer [DEC qtr 1854 - 23 March 1924] married DEC qtr 1877 Luton Lizzie Vass [MAR qtr 1855 Luton - JUN qtr 1917]
          1. Montague James Stonehewer [Baptised 13 October 1878 Wandsworth All Saints - 11 March 1938] married DEC qtr 1903 Fareham HAM Mabel Alice Willett
            1. Gladys Willett Stonehewer [Baptised 24 August 1904 Wandsworth All Saints -] married SEP qtr 1933 Guy Mayne
              1. David W Mayne [JUN qtr 1934 -]
              2. Diana M Mayne [JUN qtr 1936 -]
            2. Madge Joan Stonehewer [~June 1910 - MAR qtr 1969] married JUN qtr 1943 Surrey NE Elmer H Townsend
              1. Francis H Townsend [JUN qtr 1944 Surrey NE -]
            3. James F Stonehewer [MAR qtr 1912 -]
          2. Herbert Thomas Stonehewer [MAR qtr 1880 - 12 January 1936 East Sheen] married JUN qtr 1904 Mabel Ratcliffe Crocker [19 July 1882 - DEC qtr 1974 Lambeth]
            1. Mabel Edna Stonehewer [8 March 1905 - January 1996]
          3. Alice Emily Stonehewer [SEP qtr 1881 -] married JUN qtr 1908 George David Gold
          4. Constance L Stonehewer [MAR qtr 1883 -]
          5. Beatrice Lilian Stonehewer [SEP qtr 1885 -] married 17 July 1909 Wandsworth William Thomas Grey [20 April 1882 - 1953]
            1. Arthur W Grey [18 August 1912 Putney SRY -] married 3 September 1939 Wandsworth Gladys Alexander
            2. Philip R Grey [8 October 1915 Putney SRY -] married 4 October 1943 Westmount CAN Mary Eileen Lodge [17 July 1916 Moncton CAN -]
          6. Dorothy Ann Stonehewer [DEC qtr 1891 - 15 June 1972] married JUN qtr 1922 Herbert Edward Grey [17 August 1890 Poplar - 16 February 1957]
            1. Anthony J Grey [14 December 1923 Wimbledon -] married 3 June 1959 Wimbledon Maureen Bernadette Davis [10 October 1934 Wimbledon -]
            (2 West Hill, Wandsworth SRY: RG11/657 f39 p10; 4 Park Villas, Merton Rd, Wandsworth: RG12/446 f32 p8; 1 Oak Hill Rd, Wandsworth: RG13/481 f137 p7)
        2. Thomas Daniel Stonehewer (family photograph) [6 October 1856 - DEC qtr 1924] married 5 November 1877 Pangbourne Julia Nicholls [1853 Harefield MDX -] (photograph)
          1. James Thomas Stonehewer [7 October 1878 - 1 November 1928] married DEC qtr 1905 Minnie Beatrice Cater [- 1 May 1939]
          2. Ethel Mary Stonehewer [11 December 1879 - 1867 Merton] married 12 April 1899 John Thomas Elias
            1. Beatrice Julia Elias [1900 -]
            Ethel Mary Stonehewer (photograph) married April 1915 William Charles Pitches-Peach
            1. Ethel Maud Peach [15 July 1903 Chelsea - 1969 Havering] (photograph) married 28 July 1930 Fulham Lawrence Benjamin Ansell [1902 - 1970]
              1. Lawrence A Ansell [JUN qtr 1933 Croydon -]
              2. Michael W Ansell [MAR qtr 1936 Surrey Mid East-]
            2. William J Peach [1900 -] married July 1937 Surrey Nora F Cherry
              1. David Peach [JUN qtr 1944 Surrey Mid East -]
              2. Diane Peach [DEC qtr 1948 Surrey North East -]
          3. Florence Kate Stonehewer [27 February 1881 - 15 January 1968] married 21 December 1908 Ernst Kayser [3 March 1878 - 1 April 1933] (Surname changed to Hayden after WW1)
            1. Ernest Walter Thomas ‘Mandy’ Hayden [17 June 1911 - 15 March 2000] married 23 November 1932 Sheila Hunter
              1. Ernest Michael Hayden [1933 - 2006] married Shirley Elizabeth Watson
                1. Guy Alexander Hayden married Patricia Lindsey Jellet
                  1. Emily Charlotte Hayden
                2. Rolphe Gerrard Hayden married Amy Sauhun Lo
                3. Freya Elizabeth Sheila Hayden married Ian Charles Fraser
                  1. Rupert Charles Fraser
              2. Geoffrey Marcus Hayden [1939 -] married Susan White
                1. Lora Cherry Hayden married unknown Andrews
            2. Frederick Jack Hayden [19 July 1913 - 17 April 1998] married 11 April 1942 Audrey Evans
              1. Susan Hayden [21 October 1943 -] married Michael Vernon Carr
                1. Julian Alistair Vernon Carr
                2. Christopher Michael Carr partner Nicki Walker
                  1. Gracie Carr
                  2. James Carr
                3. Amanda Jane Carr married Andrew Bolton
              2. Peter Hayden [10 May 1946 -] married Susan Irene Holt
                1. Ben Holt Hayden
                2. Michael Stonehewer Hayden
                3. Carianne Kayser Hayden
              3. Rosemary Hayden [31 January 1948 -] married David Brooke-Smith
                1. Samantha Jo Brooke-Smith
                2. Alexander James Brooke-Smith
              4. Lavinia Hayden [1 July 1949 -] married Nicholas Haslam
                1. Karen Abigail Haslam
                2. Kate Elizabeth Haslam married James Hurley
                  1. Jessica Louise Hurley
                  2. Kate Elizabeth Hurley
                3. David Elliot Haslam
                4. Jennifer Alaine Haslam
              5. Jill Hayden [23 February 1951 -] married Stephen Tinsley
                1. Jamie Michael Tinsley
                2. Tylie Suzanne Tinsley
            3. James Randolph ‘Jimmy’ Hayden [13 March 1919 - 26 August 1944 married 9 July 1942 Ruth Jeanette Lock
          4. Fanny Alice Stonehewer [14 August 1887 - 19 January 1974]
          5. Richard Heath Stonehewer [20 October 1888 - 1957?] married JUN qtr 1910 Marie Atkinson [- 1968]
            1. Elsie Marie Stonehewer [25 July 1910 -] married DEC qtr 1936 Alfred A Bloomfield
            2. Peggy K Stonehewer [JUN qtr 1916 -] married MAR qtr 1940 Penry MacDonald Burnie [DEC qtr 1912 - December 1993 Torbay DEV] (assumed divorced)
              Peggy K Burnie married DEC qtr 1959 Shipston WAR George F Pratt
            (1 Laural Cotts, Love Lane, Wandsworth: RG11/657 f35 p1; 15 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth: RG13/481 f9 p10)
        3. Emily Ann Stonehewer [MAR qtr 1859 - 19 January 1974] married SEP qtr 1882 John Moir
          1. Mary Fanny Moir [DEC qtr 1883 -] married 21 October 1911 St Michael and All Angels, Southfields MDX Feliz John Leather [1884 -]
          2. Katherine Jean Moir [JUN qtr 1885 -]
          3. Maggie Heath Moir [14 November 1886 -]
          4. John James Alexander McGregor Moir [24 June 1888 -] married Mabel F Roberts
            (4 Arlington Villas, Wandsworth: RG12/446 f43 p30)
            1. Joan Frances Moir [1916 - 1994] married Cyril R Vallance
              1. Simon R Vallance
        4. Daniel Anthony Stonehewer [MAR qtr 1864 -18 March 1940] married SEP qtr 1894 Helen Maud Jekyll [1870 - 20 March 1916]
          1. Sybil Mary Enid Jekyll Stonehewer [12 May 1895 -] married 29 November 1916 William Alexander Kingdom [26 October 1892 - October 1986]
            1. Howard A Kingdom [DEC qtr 1917 -]
            2. Richard J Kingdom [MAR qtr 1920 -]
            3. William J Kingdom [JUN qtr 1925 Bath -]
            4. Helen M Kingdom [DEC qtr 1931 Taunton -]
            5. George D A Kingdom [MAR qtr 1939 Taunton -]
          (Garrett Print Works, Wandsworth SRY: HO107/1069/6 f26 p5; Heath's Cottages, Wandsworth: HO107/1578 f293 p15; Love Lane Printing Office, Wandsworth: RG9/372 f56 p3; 2 West Hill, Wandsworth: RG10/708 f24 p9; Hawthorn Lodge, Wimbledon Park Road: RG11/656 f37 p2, RG12/446 f43 p30)
      7. Elizabeth Stonehewer [14 December 1821 - September 1876]
        (Rainscough, Prestwick cum Oldham: HO107/548/9 f20 p32)

Notes

James Stonehewer moved from Lancashire to Wandsworth.
All Births, Marriage and Deaths in that line took place in Wandsworth unless stated otherwise.
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Will of John Stonehewer
of		10 Henry St, Stepney MDX designer, a widower
died		5 April 1868 at 43 Tredegar Sq, Bow Road MDX
ADMIN		granted at the Principal Registry 21 May 1868
by		Matilda Clink (wife of George Clink, gentleman)
		of 43 Tredegar Sq, the daughter and only next-of-kin
Estate		under £100
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Will of James Stonehewer
of		101 High St, Wandsworth SRY
died		27 June 1878 at Hawthorn Lodge, Southfields, Wandsworth
WILL		proved at the Principal Registry 12 September 1878
by		Fanny Stonehewer, widow, the relict
Estate		under £450
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Will of Fanny Stonehewer
of		Hawthorne Lodge, Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth SRY wid
died		9 August 1901
WILL		proved at London 14 October 1901
by		James Frederick Stonehewer auctioneer, Daniel Anthony Stonehewer commercial clerk, and John James Woodruff solicitor
Estate		£5,564 8s 7d
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Will of George Clink
of              8 Western Road Littlehampton SSX
died            22 November 1903
WILL		proved at Chichester 7 December 1903
to              Matilda Clink widow
Estate          £2239 4s 2d
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Will of Helen Maud Stonehewer
of              35 Mexfield Road, East Putney SRY
                (wife of Daniel Anthony Stonehewer)
died            20 March 1916 at St James Infirmary Battersea SRY
ADMIN           granted at London 4 April 1916
to              the said Daniel Anthony Stonehewer borough council clerk
Estate          £135
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Will of James Frederick Stonehewer
of		19 St Johns Road, Putney SRY
died		23 March 1924
WILL		proved at London 19 July 1924
by		Montague James Stonehewer and Herbert Thomas Stonehewer houseagents
	       	George David Gold and William Thomas Gray gentlemen
Estate		£42,540 14s 7d resworn £42,790 14s 7d
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Will of Matilda Clink
of              8 Western Road Littlehampton SSX widow
died            26 February 1924
WILL		proved at Chichester 29 March 1924
to              Matilda Isabella Clink and Edith Lydia Clink spinsters
Estate          £1617 1s 2d
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Will of James Thomas Stonehewer
of		29 Standen Road Wandsworth SRY
died		1 November 1928 at University College Hospital Gower Street MDX
ADMIN		(+ will) granted at Llandudno 18 December 1940
to		Ruth Tate widow
Estate		£82 9s 6d
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Will of Herbert Thomas Stonehewer
of		426 Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen SRY
died		12 January 1936
WILL		proved at London 15 May 1936
by		Mabel Radcliffe Stonehewer widow
Estate		£8,739 5s 6d resworn £8,289 5s 6d
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Will of Montague James Stonehewer
of		322 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park SRY
died		11 March 1938
WILL		proved at London 2 June 1938
by		Mabel Alice Stonehewer widow and Henry William James Fisher building society branch manager
Estate		£7,624 10s 2d
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Will of Minnie Beatrice Stonehewer
of		29 Standen Road, Wandsworth SRY widow
died		1 May 1939 at St Johns Hospital St Johns Hill Battersea
ADMIN		(+ will) granted at Llandudno 28 October 1939
to		Ruth Tate widow
Estate		£82 10s 9d
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Will of Daniel Anthony Stonehewer
of              1 Mount Terrace Taunton DEV
died            18 March 1940
WILL            proved at Bodmin 13 December 1940
by              Sybil Mary Enid Jekyll Kingdom
                (wife of William Alexander Kingdom)
Estate          £982 0s 8d
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Will of Matilda Isabelle Clink
of              15 Western Road Littlehampton SSX widow
died            4 August 1940
WILL		proved at Llandudno 25 October 1940
to              Edith Lydia Clink, Florence Marie Clink and Ida Beatrice Clink spinsters
Estate          £594 18s 6d
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William Thomas Grey and Herbert Edward Grey were brothers, sons of William Grey and Matilda Emily Green.
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