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Friday, 12 August 2022

Charles Hockley, 10th Hussars

Royal Arsenal Gatehouse
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Charles Hockley, 23, Groom from Great Dunmow, Essex, son of George Hockley and Eliza Crow, enlisted in the 20th Hussars at London, on 2 Jul 1877. At that time he was described as being 5ft 6in, with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He transferred to the 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) as a volunteer on 31 Oct 1879, which ultimately meant he saw action at the Battle of El Teb, 29 Feb 1884 (First and Second Battles of El Teb) during the Mahdist War in what was then Mahdist Sudan. This action earned him the Sudan Medal 1884 (Egypt Medal) with clasp El Teb, as well as a Khedive Star 1884.

From 11 Dec 1879 to 18 Feb 1884, Charles had been in the East Indies, first in Rawalpindi and then Mian Mir: "The four-week march was arduous and hampered by lack of healthy camels. They had to cross the rivers Jhelum and Chenab, and camped several days at Shaddera near Lahore." In November, they were ordered to re-locate again, to Lucknow, where the 10th were located near the ruined Dilkusha Palace. "There was a large European population at Lucknow during the cooler months so that a good social life was enjoyed." [Source] The clear evidence for this is that in Nov 1881, in Lucknow, Charles was treated for a dose of that well-known soldiers' "recreational hazard", Gonorrhea.

The 10th travelled to Sudan aboard HMS Jumna 1884, where they disembarked on 19 Feb 1884 and where Charles' record locates him until 21 Apr 1884.

Amongst sprains and dislocations, Charles also suffered Jaundice in 1879, ague (malaria or another illness involving fever and shivering) on no less than four occasions in 1880 and 1881 and Dysentery while in Suakin in 1884.

Charles' next of kin is listed as his mother, Eliza Bloomfield at Glengall Road, Poplar - the address of her eldest son, William Hockley (born Crow).

After leaving the army in 1885, in 1891, Charles Hockley (35) from Great Dunmow, was working as a Valet and residing in Arlington Road, St Pancras, London, an area where several of his sisters had also lived and worked.

In 1901, Charles Hockley (46) from Great Dunmow, Essex was a Boarder in the household of Robert Bailey a Cadet servant (military academy) at 10, James Street, Woolwich, London. Charles was working as an Arsenal labourer (Royal Arsenal, Woolwich). Robert Bailey, from Huddersfiled, Yorkshire had served, from 1867 to 1888, in the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry).

Charles Hockley died, at 50, in 1904 in the London Borough of Southwark.

Thomas Chapman and Lucy Hockley

Felsted: Holy Cross Church: The nave from the west
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Michael Garlick - geograph.org.uk/p/4540484

Thomas Chapman, the marriage record says he was the son of John Chapman, Farm Bailiff, married Lucy Hockley, daughter of George Hockley and Eliza Crow, at Holy Cross Church, Felsted on 29 Feb 1876. The record says Thomas was then resident in Camlin Town (I'm sure they mean Camden Town). 

In 1871, Lucy Hockley (19) had been a Housemaid in nearby Belsize Park.

Thomas and Lucy had one daughter:
  1. Ellen Eliza Hockley Chapman b. 1877 M Quarter in PANCRAS Volume 01B Page 201. Died in 1877 S Quarter in PANCRAS Volume 01B Page 80
There were no further children to this couple, anywhere in Britain in the subsequent 20 years; I was also unable to find them on any census and, without any clues to Thomas' date or place of birth, no idea where next to look.

Walter Robert Thomas Parry and Emma Hockley

Holy Trinity Church, Hartland Road, London NW1
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Walter Robert Thomas Parry (bap. 16 Apr 1851 at St Mary's ChurchCharlton Kings, Gloucestershire), son of Walter George Parry and Annie Arnott, married Emma Hockley, daughter of George Hockley and Eliza Crow, in the 4th quarter of 1872 at Holy Trinity ChurchHaverstock Hill (Haverstock).

The year before, Emma was working as a General servant to Samuel Knight, Architect at Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras. Walter R Parry (20) Carpenter & Joiner, had been Lodging at Collyer Cottages, High Street, Camberwell.

Walter and Emma had one daughter:
  1. Annie Emma Parry b. 1873 M Quarter in ST PANCRAS Vol 01B Page 178, who died, aged 5, in 1878 S Quarter in PANCRAS Vol 01B Page 111
In 1881, Walter R Parry (28) Joiner from Gloucestershire, Emma Parry (28) from Essex were living at 152, St Pauls Road, St Pancras, London with Walter's aunt, Elizabeth White (56) Widow from Somerset living with them.

Then Emma Parry died, aged 37, in 1889 S Quarter in Cheltenham.

Walter Robert Thomas Parry remarried, in 1892, to Sarah Ann Burrows, in Northleach, Gloucestershire.

And went on to have two further daughters: 
  1. Clara Daisy Parry b. 1895 J Quarter in NORTHLEACH Vol 06A Page 378
  2. Frances Lily Parry b. 1896 S Quarter in CHELTENHAM Vol 06A Page 400
The family were living in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, in 1901 and 1911. 

Walter Robert Thomas Parry of 3 Daisy Bank, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, died, aged 77, on 24 Jul 1928. Probate was granted to Clara Daisy Williams (wife of Francis Herbert Williams) and Frances Lily Hatherall (wife of John William Hatherall), his two daughters from his second marriage.

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Carl Bose and Catherine Sarah Winship Soppit

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham High Street
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Stephen Craven - geograph.org.uk/p/2649083

Catherine Sarah Winship Soppit, daughter of John Soppit and Louisa Thompson, married Carl Bose, Licenced Victualler, in Lewisham, in 1898. Carl Bose (b. 18 May 1874) was the son of Henry Bose and Anna Kracke, both born in Germany, who ran the Blue Anchor, in Dock Street, Wapping. In fact, records suggest that pub had been in the family constantly from at least 1881 until 1921.

Carl and Catherine Bose had six children, the first four registered in St Pancras, Kathleen and Edith in Holborn:

  1. Anna Louisa Bose born 1899
  2. Charles Bose born 1903
  3. Stanley Bose born 1904
  4. Robert Bose born 1909
  5. Kathleen Bose born 1912
  6. Edith Bose born 1915
In 1901, at The Victory (the previous incarnation of the pub to the one pictured at that link), 152, Albany Street, St Pancras, we find Carl Bose (26) Licenced Victualler, Catherine S W (24) and their daughter Anna L (1) with Lavinia C M Dwyer (20) Barmaid and Octavia R Andrews (24) Domestic Servant. 

Canadian Avenue (formerly Berlin Road), Catford
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Whippet - geograph.org.uk/p/4610261
This road used to be called Berlin Road but the name was changed during the first World War because of the Anti-German sentiments felt at the time.

In 1911, the family were living at 15 Berlin Road, Catford S E. Carl Bose (36) Licensed Victualler, Catherine Sarah Winship (34), Anna Louisa (11), Charles (8), Stanley (7) and Robert (1), as well as Mary Maud Everest (21) Domestic General Servant. Curiously, on the census return, Carl is described as "Son", Catherine as "Daughter-in-law" and each of their children is listed as "Grandchild" in relation to head of the household, so I think we may assume that this was Henry Bose' house, although there is no evidence of him residing there at that time. And one wonders what they will have thought of the road being renamed, given that Henry and Anna Bose were born in Germany. 

Did the family come in for some of that Anti-German sentiment?

The Castle, Farringdon
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Andrew Abbott - geograph.org.uk/p/5107529
The Castle Tavern used to be the only pub in England with a pawnbroker's licence

The Post Office Directory of 1915 shows Carl Bose as the landlord of the Castle, 34 & 35 Cowcross Street, St Sepulchre EC1 (The Castle, Farringdon), which would explain the registration of the last two children, in 1912 and 1915, being in Holborn district. 

In 1921, the Post Office Directory lists Carl Bose as the licensee of his father's former pub, the Blue Anchor, 1 The Highway, Stepney E1.

The next time we catch up with them is in 1939, Carl Bose, having Anglicised himself to Charles Bose is a Club Steward living at 9A Clarence Square, Brighton And Hove, Sussex with wife, Catherine SW. Clarence Square - then & now.

Catherine S W Bose died in 1945, in Brighton, aged 69.

Charles Bose also died in Brighton, in 1962, aged 87.

Clarence Square, Brighton
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