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Henry AUSTEN (1881-1945)

1. Henry AUSTEN [366] was born in 1881 in Whitechapel, London.1 On 27 June 1920 he was resident in Bethnal Green, London.2 The address was: 54 Menotti Street. On 27 June 1920 he was a Painter in Bethnal Green.2 He married Alice STEMBRIDGE [365] on 27 June 1920 in St Andrew's, Bethnal Green, London when he was 38 and she was 35.2 Witnesses: G. Stembridge & E. Austen. In 1921 Henry was resident in Bethnal Green.3 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1922 he was resident in Bethnal Green.4 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1923 he was resident in Bethnal Green.5 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1925 he was resident in Bethnal Green.6 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1926 he was resident in Bethnal Green.7 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1927 he was resident in Bethnal Green.8 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1929 he was resident in Bethnal Green.9 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1930 he was resident in Bethnal Green.10 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1931 he was resident in Bethnal Green.11 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1933 he was resident in Bethnal Green.12 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1934 he was resident in Bethnal Green.13 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1935 he was resident in Bethnal Green.14 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1936 he was resident in Bethnal Green.15 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1937 he was resident in Bethnal Green.16 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1938 he was resident in Bethnal Green.17 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1939 he was resident in Bethnal Green.18 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1945 he was resident in Bethnal Green.19 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. He died in 1945 in Bethnal Green.20

 

Following information supplied by a Grandson of Henry.

Henry Austen was born in 1882 in the heart of the east end of London and to say that he was a "hardcase" would be an understatement for at the age of 11yrs old, because of his behaviour towards the other kids and his general attitude to society was ordered to be placed on a 'training' ship for a period of 5 years which inevitably made him even tougher, no sooner than he had finished his 'time' he immediately signed up into the army - The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, albeit by putting his age up by a couple of years, Henry signed for a total of 12 years going to South Africa for 2 years where he was awarded Queens S.A. Medal with clasps for the Transvall, Orange Free State and Cape Colony, in 1907 he was posted to Gibraltar for a year and a half eventually returning to England and transfered into the reserve, in a statement from his service record it shows that Henry was sentenced to 28 days for "breaking out of camp". He had been granted 2 Good Conduct Badges, but had to forfeit these, he had also passed classes of instruction as a telephone operator at Devonport, Devon, he was presented with a pocket watch and chain from "The Band" for his part as trumpet player before finally being discharged from the army in September 1911. Although Henry had only been discharged from the reserves in September 1911, it was only a month later that his brother Edward back here in Enlgand received a postcard from Henry dated October 1911 from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Oshawa is on the border of Canada and America, the story is that Henry had worked as a chef on board a passenger liner bound for Nova Scotia, Canada and when the liner eventually docked at Nova Scotia, Henry 'jumped' ship, then gradually working his way down through Canada ending up working for the McLaughlin Carriage Company (later to become General Motors) as a carriage painter, by the time all this had taken place it would suggest that Henry had left England for Canada while still in the reserves!

Some 3-4 years later (1915-16) Henry decided to enlist into the Canadian Army, with WW1 raging in europe Henry was posted back over to England and then on over to France where he fought at the Somme and eventually he came back to England where he met and married my grandmother Alice (nee Stembridge). He continued working as a carriage painter until his death in 1945.

 

Alice STEMBRIDGE [365], daughter of Joseph STEMBRIDGE (1851-1928) [357] and Louisa BYE (1852-1921) [356], was born in 1885 in Hoxton, London.2,21,22 The address was: Crondall Street. She appeared in the census on 5 April 1891 in Holborn, London aged 5.23 The address was: 20R Guest Street. She appeared in the census on 31 March 1901 in Shoreditch, London aged 15.24 The address was: 91 Rushton Street. She appeared in the census on 2 April 1911 in Bethnal Green aged 25.22 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. On 2 April 1911 she was a French Polisher in Bethnal Green.22 On 27 June 1920 she was resident in Bethnal Green.2 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. On 27 June 1920 she was a Polisher in Bethnal Green.2 In 1922 she was resident in Bethnal Green.4 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1923 she was resident in Bethnal Green.5 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1925 she was resident in Bethnal Green.6 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1926 she was resident in Bethnal Green.7 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1927 she was resident in Bethnal Green.8 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1929 she was resident in Bethnal Green.9 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1930 she was resident in Bethnal Green.10 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1931 she was resident in Bethnal Green.11 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1933 she was resident in Bethnal Green.12 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1934 she was resident in Bethnal Green.13 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1935 she was resident in Bethnal Green.14 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1936 she was resident in Bethnal Green.15 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1937 she was resident in Bethnal Green.16 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1938 she was resident in Bethnal Green.17 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1939 she was resident in Bethnal Green.18 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1945 she was resident in Bethnal Green.19 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1946 she was resident in Bethnal Green.25 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1948 she was resident in Bethnal Green.26 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1949 she was resident in Bethnal Green.27 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1950 she was resident in Bethnal Green.28 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1952 she was resident in Bethnal Green.29 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1953 she was resident in Bethnal Green.30 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1954 she was resident in Bethnal Green.31 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1956 she was resident in Bethnal Green.32 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1957 she was resident in Bethnal Green.33 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1958 she was resident in Bethnal Green.34 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1959 she was resident in Bethnal Green.35 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1960 she was resident in Bethnal Green.36 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. In 1961 she was resident in Bethnal Green.37 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. She and Henry AUSTEN had the following children:

 

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Eileen Louisa AUSTEN (1920-2001) [4739]

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Joyce Lilian AUSTEN (1922-1983) [4740]

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Edna May AUSTEN (1926-2000) [367]

Second Generation

2. Eileen Louisa AUSTEN [4739], daughter of Henry AUSTEN [366] and Alice STEMBRIDGE [365], was born on 27 October 1920 in Bethnal Green, London.38 She married George Douglas STOBIE [4742] in 1943 in Bethnal Green.39 She died in 2001 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.40

 

George Douglas STOBIE [4742] was born on 29 May 1917 in Shoreditch, London.41,42 He died in 2003 in Bury St Edmunds.42

 

3. Joyce Lilian AUSTEN [4740], daughter of Henry AUSTEN [366] and Alice STEMBRIDGE [365], was born on 14 June 1922 in Bethnal Green.43,44 In 1945 she was resident in Bethnal Green.19 The address was: 23 Barnsley Houses, Barnsley Street. She married Kenneth George STANBURY [4744] in 1945 in Bethnal Green.45 In 1946 she was resident in Mile End Old Town, London.46 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1947 she was resident in Mile End Old Town.47 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1948 she was resident in Mile End Old Town.48 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1949 she was resident in Mile End Old Town.49 The address was: 63 Copperfield Road. In 1950 she was resident in Mile End Old Town.50 The address was: 63 Copperfield Road. She died in 1983 in Bexley, London.44

 

Kenneth George STANBURY [4744] was born on 18 December 1919 in Islington, London.51,52 In 1946 he was resident in Mile End Old Town.46 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1947 he was resident in Mile End Old Town.47 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1948 he was resident in Mile End Old Town.48 The address was: 131 Bancroft Road. In 1949 he was resident in Mile End Old Town.49 The address was: 63 Copperfield Road. In 1950 he was resident in Mile End Old Town.50 The address was: 63 Copperfield Road. He died in 1979 in Camberwell, London.52

 

4. Edna May AUSTEN [367], daughter of Henry AUSTEN [366] and Alice STEMBRIDGE [365], was born on 17 May 1926 in Bethnal Green.53,54 She married Reginald Victor GLOVER [4747] in 1949 in Bethnal Green.55 She died on 25 January 2000 in Droxford, Hampshire.54,56

 

Reginald Victor GLOVER [4747] was born on 14 March 1920 in (Unknown).57 He died in 1994 in Portsmouth, Hampshire.57 He and Edna May AUSTEN had the following children:

 

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Rodney Clive A GLOVER (1952-1977) [4749]

Third Generation

5. Rodney Clive A GLOVER [4749], son of Reginald Victor GLOVER [4747] and Edna May AUSTEN [367], was born on 2 October 1952 in Sheppey, Kent.58,59 He died in 1977 in Greenwich, London.59

Sources

1"GRO Birth Index: Henry Austen - Year of Registration: 1881 Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep District: Whitechapel County: London, London Volume: 1c Page: 337".
2"Marriage St Andrew's, Bethnal Green, London 27 Jun 1920 Henry Austen & Alice Stembridge".
3"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1921".
4"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1922".
5"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1923".
6"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1925".
7"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1926".
8"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1927".
9"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1929".
10"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1930".
11"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1931".
12"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1933".
13"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1934".
14"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1935".
15"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1936".
16"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1937".
17"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1938".
18"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1939".
19"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1945".
20"GRO Death Index: Henry Austen - Death Registration Month/Year: 1945 Age at death (estimated): 64 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: London Volume: 1c Page: 50".
21"GRO Birth Index: Alice Stembridge - Year of Registration: 1885 Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep District: Shoreditch County: London, London Volume: 1c Page: 79".
22"Census 1911 Bethnal Green, London".
23"Census 1891 Holborn, London".
24"Census 1901 Shoreditch, London".
25"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1946".
26"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1948".
27"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1949".
28"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1950".
29"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1952".
30"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1953".
31"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1954".
32"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1956".
33"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1957".
34"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1958".
35"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1959".
36"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1960".
37"Electoral Register: Bethnal Green 1961".
38"GRO Birth Index: Eileen L Austen - Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1920 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: London Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 273".
39"GRO Marriage Index: George D Stobie and Eileen L Austen - Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1943 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: Middlesex Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 143".
40"GRO Death Index: Eileen Louisa Stobie - Date of Registration: Mar 2001 Age at Death: 80 Registration district: Bury St Edmunds Inferred County: Suffolk Register Number: C25D District and Subdistrict: 7421C Entry number: 81".
41"GRO Birth Index: George D Stobie - Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1917 Registration district: Shoreditch Inferred County: Greater London Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 103".
42"GRO Death Index: George Douglas Stobie - Date of Registration: Sep 2003 Age at Death: 86 Registration district: Bury St Edmunds Inferred County: Suffolk Register Number: A31D District and Subdistrict: 742/1A Entry number: 114".
43"GRO Birth Index: Joyce L Austen - Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1922 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: Greater London Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 236".
44"GRO Death Index: Joyce Lilian Stanbury - Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1983 Age at Death: 60 Registration district: Bexley Inferred County: Greater London Volume: 11 Page: 0599".
45"GRO Marriage Index: Kenneth G Stanbury and Joyce L Austen - Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1945 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: Middlesex Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 123".
46"Electoral Register: Stepney 1946".
47"Electoral Register: Stepney 1947".
48"Electoral Register: Stepney 1948".
49"Electoral Register: Stepney 1949".
50"Electoral Register: Stepney 1950".
51"GRO Birth Index: Kenneth G Stanbury - Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1919 Registration district: Islington Inferred County: London Volume Number: 1b Page Number: 691".
52"GRO Death Index: Kenneth George Stanbury - Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1979 Age at Death: 59 Registration district: Camberwell Inferred County: London Volume: 11 Page: 1749".
53"GRO Birth Index: Edna May Austen - Date of Registration: Jul Aug Sep 1926 Registration district: Bethnal G Registration county: Greater London Volume Number: 1c Page Number: 190".
54"GRO Death Index: Edna May Glover - Date of Registration: Jan 2000 Age at Death: 73 Registration district: Droxford Inferred County: Hampshire Register Number: 54C District and Subdistrict: 4921 Entry number: 67".
55"GRO Marriage Index: Reginald V Glover and Edna M Austen - Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1949 Registration district: Bethnal Green Inferred County: Middlesex Volume Number: 5c Page Number: 236".
56"Information supplied by a family member".
57"GRO Death Index: Reginald Victor Glover - Date of Registration: Aug 1994 Age at Death: 74 Registration district: Portsmouth Inferred County: Hampshire Register Number: B44A District and Subdistrict: 4971B Entry number: 62".
58"GRO Birth Index: Rodney C A Glover - Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1952 Registration district: Sheppey Inferred County: Kent Volume Number: 5b Page Number: 824".
59"GRO Death Index: Rodney Clive A Glover - Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1977 Age at Death: 25 Registration district: Greenwich Inferred County: Greater London Volume: 12 Page: 1225".