Inherited Craziness
A place to share all the nuts found on my family tree

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Moses Doe, Harriet White and Mary Ann Norman

St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch High Street
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Moses Doe (bap. 4 Feb 1821), the youngest child of Henry Doe and Elizabeth Doe, married Harriet White (believed bap. 6 Oct 1822), daughter of Mark and Rhoda White, at St Leonard's, Shoreditch on 30 Sep 1844.

Moses and Harriet had three sons:
  1. Charles Doe b. 1845 S Quarter in WEST HAM UNION Volume 12 Page 278, bap. at Walthamstow, St John the Evangelist
  2. Benjamin Doe b. 1848, reg. 1849 J Quarter in WEST HAM UNION Volume 12 Page 320, bap. Walthamstow, St James the Great. Died, aged 13, in 1862 J Quarter in WEST HAM UNION  Volume 04A  Page 34, and is buried at Walthamstow, St Mary the Virgin.
  3. William Doe b. 1851 J Quarter in WEST HAM UNION Vol 12 Page 317
In 1851, Moses Doe (30) Labourer from Essex was living in Black Horse Lane, Walthamstow, West Ham, with wife Harriet (29) listed as being from Dunmow, Essex with; Charles Doe (5), Benjamin Doe (1), William Doe (0) and Roda (sic) White (50) Widow, House Servant, Mother-in-Law from Fakenham, Norfolk.

(In 1841, Rhoda White (42) was in the household - presumably as a servant - of James Samms (67) at Manor Farm, Little Easton (Little Easton Manor). Mark White had been buried on 11 Apr 1834, in Little Easton.)

In 1861, Moses Doe (40) was a Grocer living at Sinkers Bridge, Walthamstow, West Ham, with Harriet Doe (36), Benjamin Doe (11), William Doe (10), Kate Stacks (2) Granddaughter from Middlesex and Elizabeth Martain (51) Widow, Lodger from Hackney. I've been unable to find Charles Doe, who would have been around 15 and probably out working, in 1861. There is a death of a Charles Doe in West Ham in 1861, but this record can be discounted as the deceased was aged 3. With only three sons, who were too young, Kate Stacks cannot be the Doe's granddaughter and must be the lodger's granddaughter.

In 1871, living at Shern Hall Place, Walthamstow, West Ham were Moses Doe (50) Undergardener Domestic Servant from Little Canfield, Essex; Harriet Doe (49) from Little Easton and William Doe (20) Groom. (Shern Hall: stood in impressive grounds of more than 18 acres that contained landscaped gardens, a large T-shaped pond, orchards, meadowland, farm buildings and stabling.)

Harriet Doe (52) was buried on 7 Jan 1874 at St Paul's Church, Rusthall.

Former Congregational Church, Tunbridge Wells
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Moses Doe (53) Widower, Gardener, remarried to Mary Ann Norman (39) Spinster, on 7 Mar 1875 at the Tunbridge Wells, Congregational Church.

Moses and Mary Ann added one further son:
  1. John Doe b. 1876 S Quarter in TUNBRIDGE Volume 02A Page 603, bap. at Tunbridge Wells, Congregational Church.
There is no sign of Moses, Mary Ann nor John on the 1881 census.

Mary Ann Doe died, aged 54, and was buried on 13 Mar 1888, also at St Paul's Church, Rusthall. Moses Doe died, aged 68, on 24 Jun 1888 and was buried on 27 Jun 1888, also at St Paul's Church, Rusthall, along with his second wife. Sadly, the gravestone mentions "a long and painful affliction".

St. Paul's Church, Rusthall Common
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Sunday, 3 July 2022

Herbert Boase and Ruby Beatrice Shotter

Holy Trinity Church in Gosport (Built 1696)
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Herbert Boase (b. 1880) married Ruby Beatrice Shotter (b. 10 May 1886), daughter of William Thomas Shotter and Hannah Jane Bussey, at the since rebuilt St Mark's Church, Portsmouth in North End on 10 Dec 1907.

Witnesses were W Phillips and W G Shotter, Ruby's brother. At that time, Ruby was resident at 102 London Road, Portsmouth, while Herbert Boase, a clerk, listed his address as 115 South Street, Gosport and his father as William Henry Boase. His birth record, 1880 S Quarter in WEST HAM Volume 04A Page 47, and baptism, on 22 Sep 1880, at Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate, confirm this and his mother as Mary Anna Stephens, although I've been unable to find his parents marriage or they or Herbert on the censuses of 1881 or 1891. 

In 1901, Herbert Boase (21) Ironmongers assistant from Forest Gate, Essex, was a boarder in the household of Charles Gorman (63) in Alverstoke.

Herbert and Ruby had at least five children:

  1. Olive Ruby Boase b. 14 Mar 1909 in ALVERSTOKE Vol 02B Page 551, bap. 1 Apr 1909 at Gosport, Holy Trinity.
  2. Anthony Richard Boase b. 10 Sep 1910 in ALVERSTOKE Vol 02B Page 502, bap. 19 Oct 1910 at Christ Church, Stoke Road, Gosport.
  3. Philip Edgar Boase b. 1916 M Quarter in BRENTFORD Vol 03A Page 267
  4. Daphne Beatrice Boase b. 20 Aug 1917 in BRENTFORD Vol 03A P 174
  5. Laurence Jack Boase b. 18 Mar 1919 in SOUTHAMPTON Vol 02C P 83
On the birth registrations for Daphne and Laurence, the mother's maiden name was entered as SHORTER. I have also seen in mis-transcribed as Trotter. :)

Herbert Boase died, aged 50, in 1930 in EASTLEIGH Vol 02C Page 115.

In 1939, Ruby B Boase, widowed, was living at Perranporth, Woodfalls, Morgan's Vale, Redlynch, Wiltshire, in the household of her married daughter, Olive Ruby Green, along with younger daughter, Daphne B Boase, Bookkeeper. Laurence J Boase, Motor Mechanic now Lcc Ambulance Driver was then boarding in Kilravock Street, Queens Park, Paddington, London.

Ruby Beatrice Boase died in Bromley, Kent in 1984 in her 98th year.

  • Olive R Boase married Philip G Green in Southampton, in 1932. Philip George Green, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire in 1908, was later a Merchant Navy Seaman. Olive Ruby Green died, at 68, in Morgan's Vale Nr Redlynch, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 19 Sep 1977. 
  • Anthony Richard Boase died, aged 23, in 1934 S Quarter in BRENTFORD Volume 03A Page 179.
  • Philip Edgar Boase, Merchant Navy, Steward on RMS Empress of Russia, son of Herbert and Ruby Beatrice Boase, of Upper Norwood, Surrey, died, aged 31, on 9 July 1947 in King George's Sanitorium for Sailors, Bramshott, and is buried in Bramshott (St. Mary) ChurchyardSec. E, Grave 2111.
  • Daphne B Boase married Victor E Staff in Surrey North Eastern, in 1942. Daphne B Staff then remarried to Bernard A Bowdery in Wandsworth in 1953. As Victor E Staff died in 1960, one assumes - hopes - their marriage was disolved. Bernard Arthur Bowdery (b. 1908 in Wandsworth), died in Sutton, Surrey in 1995. Daphne Beatrice Bowdery died, in Sussex, in 2007.
  • Laurence J Boase married Mavis W Dainton in Surrey Mid Eastern in 1947. Mavis Winifred Boase (b. 1924) died in 1951. Laurence J Boase then remarried to Lucia Michalak (a Polish surname) in 1952. Laurence Jack Boase died in Canterbury, Kent in 1989 and Lucia Boase (b. 1924), in Bexley, Kent in 1996.

Thomas Simon Oliver Bailey and Ada Mary Hartwell

Clifton Suspension Bridge

At almost 42, Thomas Simon Oliver Bailey (b. 1 Oct 1869), son of Thomas Bailey and Lucy Elizabeth Ann Fudge, married the 25 year old, Ada Mary Hartwell (b. 1886), daughter of Thomas Cooper Hartwell and Julia Adelaide Hodges, at St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol (photo) on 4 Sep 1911.

Thomas Simon Oliver Bailey had enlisted, at the age of 14, in the Royal Marines on 22 Nov 1884, in which he served until 20 Feb 1896, having attained the rank of Corporal in 1894. On 21 Feb 1896, he signed up for 12 years with the Royal Navy, as a Ship's Corporal, from which he was pensioned on 16 Dec 1909.

In 1911, Thomas Bailey, from Stonehouse, Devonshire, listed as 40, was a boarder in the household of John Milton Mann (53) Fine Art Dealer, in Clifton, Bristol and was employed as a Toll Collector by the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company. Meanwhile, Ada Mary Hartwell (24), from Chadbury, Worcestershire, was in service as a domestic cook in Long Ashton, North Somerset, just outside the boundary of city of Bristol urban area.

Thomas and Ada had two children:
  1. Dorothy Ada Bailey b. 1912 D Quarter in BRISTOL Vol 06A Page 8
  2. Stanley Thomas Bailey b. 1914 S Quarter in BRISTOL Vol 06A Page 7
Then along came the First World War and Thomas Bailey was re-engaged by the Royal Navy in Aug 1914, until his final discharge on 1 Mar 1919. 

Records show Thomas and Ada and both children in Plymouth in 1921.

Ada Mary Bailey died, aged 40, in 1927 in Plymouth Volume 05B Page 427.

Thomas S O Bailey is still listed in Plymouth in 1939 (yet to access) and died, aged 79, in 1948 D Quarter in PLYMOUTH Volume 07A Page 634.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Richard Hooper and Annie Louisa Bailey

Probus Village
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Richard Hooper (29) Private RM, son of Thomas Hooper and Caroline Huddy, married Annie Louisa Bailey (23), daughter of Thomas Bailey and Lucy Elizabeth Ann Fudge, at the Anglican Church of Saint George in East Stonehouse, Plymouth, on 21 Mar 1883. Listed as Annie Louisa on marriage, at birth she was registered as Louisa Ann, but appears always to have been known as Annie. 

Richard Hooper was born on 19 Jan 1854 and baptised a month later on 19 Feb 1854 in Probus, Cornwall. He enlisted in the Royal Marines on 19 Feb 1873. On 5 Jul 1878, he embarked on HMS Iron Duke (1870), which departed Plymouth on 4 August, bound for the China Station. At the time of the 1881 Census, Richard Hooper (27) Private RMLI from Probus, Cornwall, was in Hong Kong Harbour. Iron Duke returned home in January 1883, Richard Hooper left the ship on 15 Mar 1883 and clearly, he and Annie married just days later.

Richard's Royal Marine's record show that by the time he was discharged he was 5 ft 5½ in, had brown hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion, with a tattoo of Britannia on his right forearm and a ship on the left forearm.

Richard and Annie had four sons:
  1. Richard William Samuel Hooper b. 1884 S Quarter in EAST STONEHOUSE Volume 05B Page 313, bap. at East Stonehouse, St George in 1884. Died before his first birthday, in 1885 J Quarter Volume 05B  Page 204.
  2. Thomas Charles Hooper b. 29 Nov 1887, reg. 1888 M Quarter in EAST STONEHOUSE Volume 05B Page 283
  3. Albert Edward Hooper b. 1893 M Quarter in EAST STONEHOUSE Volume 05B Page 295
  4. Francis Victor Emmanuel Hooper b. 29 Aug 1897 S Quarter in EAST STONEHOUSE Volume 05B Page 283
At Plymouth Division from 16 Mar 1883 until the December that year, Richard Hooper's next assignment was with HMS Royal Adelaide (1828), by then a depot ship. From 1 Oct 1886 until 2 Mar 1888, he was attached to HMS Cambridge, gunnery ship off Plymouth. Stints with Royal Adelaide, HMS Vivid shore establishment (then Royal Navy designation for the barracks at Devonport) followed and finally back to Plymouth Division, Richard Hooper completed 21 years of service in the Royal Marines on 27 Mar 1894.

In 1891, Richard Hooper (37), Annie Hooper (31) and Thomas (3) were living in Edgcumbe Street, East Stonehouse with Annie's mother, Lucy Bailey.

In 1901, Richard Hooper (47) General Labourer from Probus, Cornwall, wife Annie L Hooper (41), Thomas C Hooper (13) Albert E Hooper (8) and Francis E Hooper (4), were still living in Edgcumbe Street, Plymouth. 

In 1911, Richard Hooper (57) was listed as Brewer's Drayman's Pensioner Royal Marine Light Infantry, with wife Annie L Hooper (51), Albert E Hooper (18) Solicitor's Clerk, Francis E Hooper (13) and Lucy Mary Lenora Symons (11) visitor. Thomas C Hooper (23) was with the Royal Navy At Sea And In Ports Abroad with HMS Exmouth (1901). He may have been in Malta.

Both Thomas and Frank joined the Royal Navy and both served during WWI. Frank was on HMS New Zealand (1911), during the Battle of Jutland.

Richard Hooper died, aged 58, in 1912 J Quarter Volume 05B Page 363.

Annie Hooper died, aged 81, on 8 Sep 1940 (reg. 1940 D Quarter in PLYMOUTH Volume 05B Page 783) and there appears to be an obituary in the Western Morning News (yet to access), which mentions Richard Hooper. 

Thursday, 30 June 2022

William Henry Bailey and Jane Reeby

Edgcumbe Street, Plymouth
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William Henry Bailey (b. 1856) Seaman RN, son of Thomas Bailey and Lucy Elizabeth Ann Fudge, married Jane Reeby (b. 1861), daughter of John Reeby and Mary Francis, at Saint GeorgeStonehouse, Plymouth on 26 Sep 1889. 

William and Jane had two children:
  1. Lucy Mary Bailey b. 1890 D Q in EAST STONEHOUSE Vol 05B Page 272
  2. Samuel William Bailey b. 1893 J Q in EAST STONEHOUSE Vol 05B P 302
In 1891, William Bailey (33) Seaman Royal Navy, Jane Bailey (27) and daughter Lucy M Bailey, were living in the household of William's mother, Lucy Bailey (53), in Edgcumbe Street, East Stonehouse.

However, by 1901, Jane Bailey (39) was widowed, but still living in Edgcumbe Street, East Stonehouse, with Lucy M Bailey (10) and Samuel W Bailey (8). Living at the same address was Thomazine Francis (69) Widowed, described as her Aunt. Thomazine was the widow of Samuel Francis, Sail Maker, who had died in 1898, who was the younger brother of Mary Francis, Jane's mother.

I haven't yet been able to confirm naval record, nor a death record for William Henry Bailey, but it is clear he must have died between begetting his son in 1893 and 1901, when Jane is listed as widowed. There are no death records locally in Plymouth that relate, however there is a record in British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials, in 1894, which needs to be investigated.

In 1911, Jane Bailey (49) Widowed, was still in East Stonehouse, with William Bailey (18) Merchant's Clerk at a Coal Merchant, daughter Lucy Bailey (20) and Tamasine Francis (80) Widow, Boarder. (Who died, aged 86, in 1917)

On the marriage certificates for both Lucy in 1912 and William in 1914, they describe their father's rank as having been Chief Petty Officer RN.

Jane Bailey (b. 1861) was still living in Plymouth, at 20 Clarence Place, in 1939, but after that disappears and, as yet, I've found no record of her death.

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