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DURHAM FAMILY HISTORY

page 5

 

YOUNGER

MIDDLE LINE

(continued)

 

GENERATIONS ARE NUMBERED FROM THE FIRST TRACED ANCESTOR, WILLIAM STREET (BORN 1690’s?), AND HAVE THE FOLLOWING BACKGROUND COLOUR:

 

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10

13

 

2

5

8

11

14

 

3

6

9

12

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CHARLES JACOB DURHAM’s CHILDREN

(continued - part 3 – conclusion: his last 12 children)

 

including THE WATERFIELD FAMILY, GREENWICH, KENT

THE RANDALL FAMILY, WARWICK, WARKS R/D

THE MORTON FAMILY, EAST HAM, ESSEX

THE DAVENPORT FAMILY, WEST HAM, ESSEX

THE OTTER FAMILY, WEST HAM, ESSEX

THE McNAMARA FAMILY

 

 

CHARLES JOHN DURHAM I

DURHAM PUBS

W I L L

GENERATION

6

 

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born 1 MAR 1845, Camberwell, SurreyCERT

died 24 AUG 1895, Lee, KentWILL, age 50, buried  Nunhead, Surrey, 1895 AUG 29 WILL

 

married (1?) 8 MAR 1870, St. Giles, Camberwell, SurreyCERT, ADA ALICE LEANEY, daughter of James Leaney, mariner, and Martha Ann --

 

born 17 SEP 1853, Greenwich, KentCERT

died AUG 1880, Greenwich, Kent R/DFAM, BMD, age about 26, buried Nunhead, Surrey

 

 

married (2?) MARY ANN --?CENSUS

 

 

born about 1851, Beddington, SurreyCENSUS

died ?

 

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● Mary Ann – is only mentioned in the 1891 census as “wife”

● no marriage record has been found, and there is no mention of her in his will of 1893

● nothing more is known about her

 

CHILDREN?

● none in any census, nor in his will of 1893

 

 

 

ANN(E) FRANCES DURHAM

GENERATION

6

 

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born 18 FEB 1847, Camberwell, SurreyCERT

died ?

 

married (1?) 26 APR 1865, St. Paul, Deptford, KentCERT, GEORGE ISAAC STEEL, baker, son of Charles Steel, baker, and Sarah --

 

born 17 JUL 1843CERT, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

died 21 Oct 1877, Orillia, Ontario, CanadaWILL, age 34 WILL

 

 

married (2?) – FINNJAMES THOMAS SMITH’s WILL

 

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

 

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George Isaac must have emigrated to Canada sometime before the 1871 Canadian census, as he appears in that – the reason for his emigration is unknown – it might have been for family reasons – there certainly seem to have been some strange circumstances with the children - he might have separated from Ann(e) Frances, as sole executor of his will was his mother – in the 1871 census Ann(e) Frances and Emily Louisa are at her mother’s address, listed as “Anne DURHAM, married” – in his probate details he is referred to as “formerly of the ‘Gordon Arms’ Tavern High Holborn in the County of Middlesex ….. Licensed Victualler” ► DURHAM PUBS

 

nothing more is known about – Finn; no marriage has been found, but Ann(e) Frances is referred to as ”Ann Frances Finn” in the will of her uncle, James Thomas Smith, 1896, although he might be confusing her with her sister, Sarah Jane, who married John James FENN

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

ADA SARAH STEEL

©

13 AUG 1867, Greenwich, KentCERT

Q3 1867, Greenwich, Kent R/D, age 0BMD

nothing more is known about them

 

EMILY LOUISA STEEL

Q2 1869BMD, Greenwich, Kent, but baptized 31 MAR 1873, Kentish Town, Middx and 30 JAN 1876, Greenwich, KentCERT

?

 

CHARLES STEEL

baptized 30 JAN 1876, Greenwich, KentCERT

?

● he may possibly not have been George Isaac’s son, as the latter was living in Canada by 1871

● given Emily Louisa’s strange baptism record, he may have have been born any time 1871~6

● nothing more is known about him

 

ANNE DURHAM STEEL

baptized 30 JAN 1876, Greenwich, KentCERT

?

● ditto

● her baptism registration just shows Anne Frances under parents, no father, so she may have actually been Anne Durham

● nothing more is known about her

 

OTHERS?

 

 

 

JAMES EDWARD DURHAM I

WILL [1-2] [3-5]

GENERATION

6

 

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born 6 MAY 1849, Camberwell, SurreyBMD

died 10 MAY 1912WILL, Purley, Surrey, age 63, cremated ….., ashes at Bandon Hill Cemetery, Beddington, SurreyWIFE’S WILL WILL

 

married 3 APR 1884, Marylebone Parish Church, MiddxCERT, JESSIE MORRIS SHEPHERD, his cousin, daughter of Charles Messingham Shepherd I and Sarah Morris Smith, and sister of Charles Messingham Shepherd II, husband of Henrietta Sarah Durham

 

born 18 JUL 1860, Deptford, KentCERT

died 21 MAR 1936, Purley, SurreyWILL, age 75 cremated ….., ashes at Bandon Hill Cemetery, Beddington, SurreyWILL WILL

W I L L

 

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● one of the witnesses at the marriage was a J. Montgomery - nothing more is known about him or her - perhaps he/she was the reason they called their son, assuming that he was their son, Hugh Montgomery

● otherwise, the use of these names is interesting: Montgomery is the name of Jessie Morris’ FUTURE brother-in-law, as her sister Florence Thomasine Shepherd married Henry Greville MONTGOMERY in 1888

● however, HUGH MONTGOMERY was also the name of the latter’s father, so perhaps there is some connection with him or his family

● an H. G. Montgomery was a witness at James Edward’s daughter Catherine Jessie’s wedding – this was presumably her uncle, Henry Greville Montgomery

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

NORA MARGUERITE DURHAM

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24 FEB 1885CERT, CENSUS, Hampstead, MiddxCENSUS

11 FEB 1962, South London Hospital, Clapham, SurreyWILL, age 76 WILL

SEE BELOW

 

HUGH MONTGOMERY DURHAM

 

JUL 1886, Hampstead, Middx R/DBMD

SEP 1886, Hampstead, Middx R/DBMD, age 9 weeks, buried Nunhead, Surrey, 9 SEP 1886

● the birth record shows that his mother's maiden name  was Shepherd

● the grave was owned by James Edward Durham

© so he is presumed to be his son, especially as he was born in Hampstead, like Nora Marguerite

● nothing more is known about him

 

CATHERINE JESSIE DURHAM

 

30 AUG 1893DEATH BMD, Westgate On Sea, KentCENSUS

Q3 1975, Dartford, Kent R/DBMD, age 82

SEE BELOW

 

● total 3 children, 1 died before 1911

 

 

 

 

ALFRED THOMAS DURHAM

GENERATION

6

 

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born 9 FEB 1853, Greenwich, KentCERT

died Q1 1882?, Greenwich, Kent R/DBMD, age about 28

 

 

married Q4 1877, Brentford, Middx R/D, CLARA CHARLOTTE BUCKBMD, daughter of Alfred Buck, schoolmaster, and Charlotte Conran SmithFAM

 

 

born Q4 1844BMD, Pancras, Middx R/DCENSUS

died Q4 1922, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD, age 78

 

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nothing more is known about Clara Charlotte Buck

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

ROWLAND PERCY B. DURHAM

 

17 SEP 1878CENSUS, Deptford, KentCENSUS

Q3 1947, Camberwell, Surrey R/DBMD, age 68? (see note below)

● unmarried?

● SEE NOTE BELOW

 

MARIE CHARLOTTE EVELEEN DURHAM “Tottie”CENSUS

 

Q2 1880BMD, Deptford, KentCENSUS

Q2 1921, Warwick R/DBMD, age 41

SEE BELOW

 

MONTAGUE LEWIS ROBERT DURHAM

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10 AUG 1881CERT, Deptford, KentCENSUS

17 JUL 1956, Emscote, WarksWILL, age 74 WILL

 

OTHERS?

 

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ROWLAND PERCY B. DURHAM

· in the 1922 electoral register, a Roland Durham and a Clara Durham were living at 41 Thornford Road, Lewisham, Kent – this is the address at which the family were living in the the 1911 census, so this this will be Rowland Percy B. and his mother, Clara Charlotte

· in the 1924 electoral register, a Roland Durham was living at 39 Thornford Road, Kent, alone, which is logical, as Clara Charlotte died in 1922

· in the 1932 electoral register, Roland Percy Durham was living at 41 Thornford Road, alone

· no electoral registers registers are available for 1932-44

· in the 1939 Register, a Roland Durham is an inmate in the Casual Wards, Hackney Hospital, Middx

· in the 1945-7 electoral registers, a Roland Durham is living in the Ladywell Institution, Lewisham [a geriatric hospital], alone

· so the death given above for plain Roland Durham, born about 1879, would be feasible

 

 

 

JANE ANN DURHAM

GENERATION

6

 

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baptized 27 MAR 1854, Greenwich, KentCERT

died 7 AUG 1937FAM, Worthing, Sussex R/DBMD, age 82, buried Eltham, Kent, 14 AUG 1937

 

married 14 AUG 1877, Eltham, KentCERT, SAMUEL MITTON WATERFIELD, son of William George Waterfield, variously described as butcher, gentleman, and Elizabeth Mitton

PHOTOS

 

born 6 FEB 1853CERT, CENSUS, Woolwich, KentCERT

died 25 NOV 1943, Worthing, SussexWILL, age 90, buried Eltham, Kent, 30 NOV 1943 WILL

 

THE TIMES – DEATHS – 30 NOV 1943

On Nov. 25, 1943, at The Towers, Worthing, suddenly, but peacefully, SAMUEL MITTON WATERFIELD, in his 91st year. Interment to-day (Tuesday), 1.15. p.m., Eltham Cemetery. S.E.9. Friends, please accept this, as the only intimation.

 

THE TIMES – ADVERTISEMENTS - 1933 and 1935

prospectus issued by Montague Burton Ltd mention the purchase on 8 MAY 1932 of a shop, no address given, from Frank Waterfield, 86 Ebury Street, Pimlico, and Herbert Waterfield, 18 Blyth Road, Bromley, Kent

 

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notes by a member of the family: As far as I can detect, Samuel's father was a victualler and won the army supply contract - hence the wealth. The name Mitton as a second name is perpetuated down the to the present generation. There is a silver rose bowl inscribed to celebrate Samuel Mitton and Jane Ann's 60th wedding anniversary, 14 AUG 1937, signed by members of the London Guild of Silversmiths - Samuel Mitton had obviously lifted himself into this professional group from his pawn shops

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

FRANK C. WATERFIELD

©

Q4 1878, Greenwich, KentCERT, CENSUS

16 OCT 1959WILL, Lyme Regis, DorsetWILL / Honiton, Devon R/DBMD, age 80, cremated 9 DEC 1959. Eltham, Kent WILL

SEE BELOW

 

HERBERT WATERFIELD

 

11 APR 1880CENSUS, Greenwich, Kent CENSUS

16 JAN 1952, Orpington Hospital, Orpington, KentWILL, age 71 WILL

 

DOROTHY WATERFIELD

©

4 MAY 1887CERT, CENSUS, Greenwich, Kent?CERT, CENSUS

Q4 1973, Worthing, Sussex R/DBMD, age 86

● there is a story about Dorothy at Ancestry.com

  unmarried

● nothing more is known about her

 

● total 3 children by 1911 census, all alive

 

 

 

FREDERICK EVAN DURHAM

FAMILY TREE

PHOTOS

GENERATION

6

 

©

born 28 SEP 1855, Greenwich, KentCERT

 

died Q4 1918, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD, age 63

 

 

married Q2 1875, Islington, Middx R/D, HARRIET MILESBMD, daughter of Simeon Miles, silk manufacturer, and Amy  WeldenDAUGHTER’S BIRTH CERT

 

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born 18 MAY 1855, Finsbury, MiddxCERT

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died 21 JAN 1941, Ilford, EssexCERT, age 85, buried City of London Cemetery, Manor Park, EssexPHOTO

 

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a descendant of Frederick Evan’s says: the story goes that the family weren't happy for him to marry Harriet Miles as she was a milliner, and that at one stage they sent him to Australia to break up the relationship, but he returned and married her and was consequently disowned by the family – the author has not managed to verify that though TO BE REVISED yyy

● Frederick Evan’s granddaughter Lilian T. Otter Keeble commented: “Harriet had come from a very well-to-do family, and she mentioned  the opposition to the marriage. Also that Simeon Miles was a designer of boots and that they were patented”. Another Durham correspondent comments: “I have found no proof of this, and all the censuses for Simeon say he was a milliner or wool manufacturer. So maybe there is quite a different story between the Durhams and the Miles”

 

· Harriet’s name (Harriet Georgina) and age (87) on her gravestone are incorrect – her grandson, Sydney Edgar Durham, who had the grave refurbished in 2000 says: “it was with recollections sent to me by my Aunt Lilly [Lilian Jane Durham Foster Barclay] - I would not have thought she would have got her Mother’s name wrong - and the age given on her Death Certificate that I got Monumental Masons to refurbish the grave in the year 2000, to include her name and to add that of my Father, Edgar. If you are able to read the inscription you will see that my Father is not buried there, he was in fact cremated and his ashes scattered in Surrey.

At the time of Harriet’s death in 1941 probably only five of her surviving children attended her funeral - money was short, and it was agreed among the [children] that she should be buried in my Mother’s grave, although in real life my Mother disliked her for some reason. Money was so short that not one of the five volunteered to add her name to the monument, and it was left to me to do so 59 years later! The grave will revert to City of London ownership in 2039 …”

· although Harriet’s Death Certificate only gives the name as simple “Harriet Durham”, the misunderstanding might have arisen because Lilian Jane was confusing her Mother’s name with that of her Sister, Henrietta Georgina - Lilian Jane reported the death, but she got her Mother’s age wrong, simply because she might not have known exactly how old her Mother was, as often happens in these cases

 

● some family sources suggest that Frederick Evan “made good use of” money left to him relatives (story to follow), but he does not appear in many wills, and then only as a “junior beneficiary”, although obviously the author does not have the wills of all his siblings

 

RELATIVE

DIED

NOTES

 

Ann Frances Smith Durham

Charles John Durham I

James Thomas Smith

Jane Ann Chivers Smith

James Edward Durham I

mother

brother

uncle (mother’s brother)

aunt (mother’s brother’s wife)

brother

1876

1895

1904

1908

1912

Frederick Evan not mentioned, but remainder of estate left to “other children”, unnamed

childless? Frederick Evan not mentioned

left Frederick Evan £200 ) childless, referred to him mistakenly as Frederick Edward

left Frederick Evan £100)

Frederick Evan not mentioned

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

FLORENCE THERESA DURHAM

 

Q2 1879BMD, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

 

23 FEB 1945, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, LancsWILL, age 65 [died of pneumoniaFAM] WILL

SEE BELOW

 

ANGIOLA CODANTE DURHAM

 

Q2 1881BMD / before 3 April 1881CENSUS, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

 

23 JUNE 1955, Winton, Bournemouth, HantsWILL, age 74 WILL

 

LAWRENCE FREDERICK DURHAM

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17 APR 1883CERT, CENSUS, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

 

10 APR 1961, Braintree, Essex R/DFAM BMD, age 77, cremated 13 APR 1961, Cambridge Crematorium, CambsBMD

 

EDGAR SYDNEY DURHAM

8 SEP 1885, Dalston (Hackney), MiddxCERT

©

18 JAN 1986, Haywards Heath Hospital, SussexCERT, age 100 [died of broncopneumonia, influenza] (at the time of his death, he was living in a home near his 2nd child)

 

HENRIETTA GEORGINA DURHAM

 

8 SEP 1887DEATH BMD, Hackney, Middx CENSUS

 

Q2 1980, Redbridge, Essex R/DBMD, age 92

 

WALTER HERBERT DURHAM II

 

4 MAY 1890DEATH BMD, Plaistow, Essex CENSUS

 

FEB 1985, Westminster, Middx R/DBMD, age 94

 

HAROLD GEORGE DURHAM

 

5 SEPCENSUS 1897BMD, Plaistow, EssexCENSUS

 

Q1 1965, Hackney, Middx R/DBMD, age 67

 

LILIAN JANE DURHAM

 

born 20 AUG 1901CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Upton Park, EssexCENSUS

 

MAY 1984, Epping Forest, Essex R/DBMD, age 82

 

2 children

 

?

 

before 1911CENSUS

nothing more is known about them

 

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Lilian Jane Durham told her nephew Sydney Edgar Durham that the 2 children who died young were:

James, died as an infant aged 6 months, born late 1890’s, and

Alice, died as a child aged 5 years, again, born late 1890’s

so they are probably these children:

Alice Frances Durham born Q3 1893, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

Alice Durham died Q1 1899, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD, age 5

James Charles Durham born Q4 1895, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

James Charles Durham died Q1 1896, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD, age 0

● the mother's maiden name of both these children was Miles

 

● total 10 children by 1911 census, of whom 2 died before

 

 

 

MARY ANN DURHAM II

GENERATION

6

 

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born 24 DEC 1856, Greenwich, KentCERT

©

died 22 NOV 1922, Hitchin, HertsCERT, age 65, buried 27 NOV 1922, Brockley, Kent, [died of carcinoma of cervix, syncope]

 

married 21 FEB 1881, St Mark, Lewisham, Kent, WALTER FRANK EVANS, son of James Evans ©, shipwright (journeyman)CERT, and Eliza Frances MillerBIRTH CERT

PHOTOS

 

born 6 AUG 1858, Deptford, KentCERT

died 21 APR 1895MEMORIAL CARD, Greenwich, Kent R/DBMD, age 36, buried Brockley, KentMEMORIAL CARD

 

CHILDREN: SEE EVANS FAMILY

 

 

 

HENRIETTA SARAH DURHAM “Hetty”

GENERATION

6

 

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born 1861 APR 3, Greenwich, KentCERT

died 29 JAN 1959, Croydon, SurreyWILL, age 97, cremated,  Nunhead, Surrey, ashes interred 8 APR 1959, WILL

 

married (1) 21 JUL 1885, St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, MiddxCERT, CHARLES MESSINGHAM SHEPHERD II, her cousin, son of Charles Messingham Shepherd I and Sarah Morris Smith, and brother of Jessie Morris Shepherd, wife of James Edward Durham I

 

born 19 JUN 1864, Deptford, KentCERT

died 5 DEC 1915, Regent Palace Hotel, (Piccadilly?), St Martin [Westminster], Middx R/DWILL, BMD, age 51, buried Nunhead, Surrey WILL

 

THE TIMES – MARRIAGES – 23 JUL 1885

On the 21st inst., at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Charing-cross, CHARLES MESSINGHAM SHEPHERD, Junior, son of Charles Messingham Shepherd, Esq., of Clifton Villa, Lewisham High-road, S.E. [London], to HENRIETTA SARAH DURHAM, niece of James Thomas Smith, Esq., of Fairby House, Eltham-road, Lee, S.E.

 

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married (2) 24  SEP 1919, Holy Trinity, Upper Chelsea, Middx, ALFRED GODFREE, widower, son of Thomas Godfree, yeomanCERT, and Elizabeth B. --

 

 

born about 1856, Combe Raleigh, Honiton, DevonCENSUS

died 23 AUG 1928, Smedleys Hydro, Matlock, DerbyWILL, age about 72 WILL

 

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Alfred Godfree married (1) 1881~91, Kate Hatcher, born about 1861, Old Kent Road, Kent, died 1911~19, 6 childrenCENSUS

 

CHILDREN: SEE SHEPHERD FAMILY

 

 

 

 

GEORGIN(I)A MORRIS DURHAM

GENERATION

6

 

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born 4 SEP 1862, Greenwich, KentCERT

died 14 SEP 1935, St Alfeges Institution, Greenwich, KentFAM BMD, WILL, age 73 WILL

 

married 25 MAR 1885, St Michael, Cornhill, London, Middx, ROBERT ELLERKER LEWIN I, son of Thomas Ellerker Lewin, solicitorCERT, and Mary Ann SpencerFAM

 

born 24 APR 1860FAM, Clapham, SurreyCENSUS

died 1 NOV 1898, Lewisham, Kent R/DWILL BMD, age 38 WILL

 

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● the baptism and marriage records were for Georginia, the birth and death records for Georgina

 

 

● nothing more is known about Robert Ellerker Lewin

there were already (Ellerker) Lewins in Australia, which may explain why several members of the family emigrated there

 

 

CHILDREN: SEE LEWIN FAMILY            

 

 

JAMES EDWARD DURHAM I’s CHILDREN

 

NORA MARGUERITE DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

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born 24 FEB 1885CERT, CENSUS, Hampstead, Middx R/DCENSUS

died 11 FEB 1962, South London Hospital, Clapham, SurreyWILL, age 76 WILL

 

married 24 JUN 1908, St Peter, Croydon, Surrey, PHILIP JOHN LONGWORTHY COLLINS, son of Joseph William Collins (deceased), clerk in Holy OrdersCERT

 

 

born 31 JAN 1883CENSUS, Ramsgate, KentCENSUS

died Q3 1956, Paddington, Middx R/D, age 73?BMD

 

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● Nora Marguerite and Philip John Longworthy were last together at the same address in the 1926 electoral register

● from the 1929 electoral register onwards she was alone at her various addresses

● as the death record is for Nora Marguerite Collins, even if they divorced, presumably she did not remarry

● they were not at the same address in the 1939 Register – she was living at 60 Corner Fields, Streatham, Surrey -  61 Corner Fields was her address when she died – he at what seems to be a guest house at 11 Campden Road, South Croydon, Surrey

 

● it was previously thought that Philip John Longworthy possibly died before 1935FAM, but he appears in the 1939 Register, so that can’t be correct

● the only likely death record is therefore this one, for Philip J. L. Collins, born about 1883

● nothing more is known about him

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

NORA ELAINE COLLINS

Q2 1909BMD, Croydon. SurreyCENSUS

Q4 1918, Croydon, Surrey R/D, age 9?BMD

nothing more is known about them

 

GEOFFREY EDWARD COLLINS

28 SEP 1911DEATH BMD, Croydon, Surrey R/DBMD

8 MAR 2003WILL, Reading, Berks R/DBMD, age 91

 

OTHERS?

● total 1 child by 1911 census, alive

 

 

 

CATHERINE JESSIE DURHAM

PHOTOS

GENERATION

7

 

 

born 30 AUG 1893DEATH BMD, Westgate On Sea, KentCENSUS

died Q3 1975, Dartford, Kent R/DBMD, age 82

 

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married 18 JAN 1919, St Mark, Woodcote, Purley, Surrey, GEORGE SEARLES, Captain R.A.S.C., son of George Searles, gentlemanCERT (born in Ireland, living on own means / retired Inland Revenue officer, and Sarah Mary --?CENSUS)

 

 

born about 1893MARRIAGE CERT / about 1892?CENSUS / 1885?CENSUS

died Q1 1963, Surrey Mid Eastern R/D, age 78?BMD

 

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[if the George Searles found in the 1911 census - see note below - is correct] born Q2 1892, Hackney, Middx R/D, baptized 24 APR 1892, St Michael & All Angels, Stoke Newington, Middx (son of George Searles, Inland Revenue Department, and Sarah Mary Searles)

 

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● an H. G. Montgomery was a witness at Catherine Jessie’s wedding – this was presumably her uncle, Henry Greville Montgomery, husband of her mother’s sister

● Catherine Jessie and George were last together at the same address in the 1937 electoral register

● Catherine Jessie appears alone in 1938, after which neither can be found

● in the 1939 Register, the nearest to “Catherine J. Searles born 1893” was a “Catherine J. Searles born 1894, date unknown, inmate [NOT patient]” at Bow Arrow Hospital, Dartford, Kent

● she also died in Dartford, Kent R/D

● so it is assumed that this is the correct person

 

● in the 1939 Register, the only George Searles living south of the Thames born in this period and not living with a wife was a “George Searles, born 1885, no date, unmarried, lunatic” at the Longrove Hospital, Epsom, Surrey

● the above death record is for a George Searles, born about 1885 – as Epsom was in the Surrey Mid Eastern R/D, this is possibly the same man

● however, George gives his age as 26 in his marriage certificate, making him born about 1892-3

● there are however no suitable George Searles born 1888-98 in the 1939 Register

● nor are there any death records for a George Searles born 1891-5

● in the 1911 census, the only apparently plain George Searles, son of George Searles, was the son of George Searles, born in Ireland, retired Inland Revenue officer, and Sarah Mary Searles, age 19, so born about 1892, in Stoke Newington, Middx, living at Ramsgate

● as George gave Ramsgate as his residence at the time of marriage, this is possibly the correct person

● nothing more is known about him

 

CHILDREN?

 

ALFRED THOMAS DURHAM’s CHILDREN

 

MARIE CHARLOTTE EVELEEN DURHAM “Tottie”CENSUS

GENERATION

7

 

 

born Q2 1880BMD, Deptford, KentCENSUS

died Q2 1921, Warwick R/DBMD, age 41

 

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married 8 OCT 1910, St Mary, Lewisham, Kent, WALTER JAMES RANDALL, draper, son of Walter Wordsworth Randall, ironmongerCERT/china merchantFAM, and Ann Eliza EdsonFAM

PHOTOS

 

 

born 14 SEP 1883, Chatham, KentCENSUS, DEATH BMD

died Q4 1973, Claro, Yorks R/DBMD, age 90

 

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much of this information has been supplied by Walter James Randall’s second cousin’s great-grandson

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

EILEEN DURHAM RANDALL

6 OCT 1914CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Warwick, Warks R/DBMD

MAY 1995, Wallingford, Berks R/DBMD, age 80

SEE BELOW

 

CHRISTINE ALISON RANDALL

31 JAN 1921DEATH BMD, Warwick, Warks R/DBMD

25 MAR 2004WILL, North Yorks R/DBMD, age 83

  unmarried

● nothing more is known about her

 

● no children by 1911 census

 

 

 

MONTAGUE LEWIS ROBERT DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

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born 10 AUG 1881, Deptford, KentCERT

died 17 JUL 1956, Emscote, WarksWILL, age 74 WILL

 

married 6 JUN 1914, St Luke, Deptford, Greenwich, Kent, LILIAN ORPHA BEAMISH, daughter of William Beamish, stationery engine driverCERT, and Sarah Penney Mowl, divorced 1937NATIONALARCHIVES.GOV.UK

 

born 12 AUG 1887CERT, Bermondsey, SurreyCENSUS

died Q4 1977, Bournemouth, Hants R/DBMD, age 90

 

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· Lilian Orpha’s baptism record and some sources have her as Lilian Orpa Beamish, but the entry in the birth index is for Lilian Orpha Beamish (with 1 “l”), so that is her legal name, whatever her parents’ intentions were

· Lilian Orpha married (2) Q3 1938, Birmingham, Warks R/D, William Charles ClewsBMD, WILL, born Q1 1900, Birmingham, Warks R/DBMD, died 3 APR 1964, Bournemouth, HantsWILL

 · the  marriage record is for William C. Clews and “Lillian O. Durham or Beamish” (with 2 “l”s), so this is definitely the correct marriage – in the 1939 electoral register William Charles Clews and Lily Opha Clews are at 94 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warks - the same name appears in William Charles’ probate details, and her death record is for Lily Opha Clews, born 12 AUG 1895, so it would appear that Lilian Orpha used a different version of her name, and the person who reported the death got the date of birth right, but the year wrong too, as sometimes happens, for example when this person is not particularly close to the deceased

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

SYLVIA MARGARET DURHAM

Q3 1916, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

?

SEE BELOW

 

JANE ANN DURHAM’s CHILDREN

THE WATERFIELD FAMILY, GREENWICH, KENT

 

FRANK C. WATERFIELD

GENERATION

7

 

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born Q4 1878, Greenwich, KentCERT, CENSUS

died 16 OCT 1959WILL, Lyme Regis, DorsetWILL / Honiton, Devon R/DBMD, age 80, cremated 9 DEC 1959, Eltham, Kent WILL

 

 

married (1) Q2 1903, Brentford, Middx R/DBMD, MINNIE MARGUERITE NEWMAN, divorced 1924NATIONALARCHIVES.GOV.UK

 

 

born Q3 1872BMD, Eccles, LancsCENSUS

died Q2 1958, Kingsbridge, Devon R/D, age 85, buried 2 JUL 1958, Bonfire Hill Cemetery, DevonBMD

 

 

married (2) Q1 1926, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster, Middx R/D, GLADYS MURIEL RISELEY née CLEAVER?BMD, widow

 

 

born Q4 1880, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorks R/DBMD

died 26 OCT 1939, Seaford, SussexWILL / Q4 1939, Hailsham, Sussex R/DBMD, age about 59

 

 

married (3) Q1 1940, Wandsworth, Surrey R/DBMD, CAROLINE RICHARDSBMD née CHILTON formerly OST? “Carrie”FAM

 

 

born 15 FEB 1895DEATH BMD, CENSUS

died 5 FEB 1992, “of Budleigh Salterton”WILL, Exeter, Devon R/DBMD, age 97? WILL (it is certain that she lived into her ninetiesFAM)

 

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● Frank was referred to as colonel in his son John Francis’ wedding announcement

● the birth record is for simple Frank

● in his probate details he is referred to as “Frank otherwise Charles Frank”, and probate was granted to “Caroline Waterfield widow” and others

● an 1880 court case mentions a Mr Hargood, a pawnbroker, of 168 Vauxhall Bridge Road (see notes by a member of the family, BELOW)

● there is a modern building there now

 

Frank’s 2nd marriage:

● a family source had indicated that Frank married 3 times, but was unable to name his 2nd wife

● until 1924, Frank was in the electoral register at 10 Haydn Avenue, Purley, Surrey, with Minnie Marguerite – they divorced in 1924

● besides his residential addresses, he is also listed at 168 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico (Westminster), Middx, where he had a shop (see notes by a member of the family, BELOW), the last time in 1949

● from 1929, there is also a Gladys Waterfield at this address – their residence is given as 86 Ebury Street, Belgravia, Westminster, Middx

● in 1932, Frank and a Gladys Muriel Waterfield are at 86 Ebury Street

● in 1939, he and Gladys Muriel Waterfield are at 31 Heath Rise, Kersfield Road, Putney, Surrey

● Frank’s entry in the 1939 Register is not viewable, probably owing to some technical mix-up (APR 2016)

● Gladys Muriel’s probate details:

WATERFIELD Gladys Muriel of 31 Heath-rise Putney Hill Middlesex [sic] (wife of Frank Waterfield) died 26 October 1939 at Pelham House Claremont-road Seaford Sussex Probate Liverpool 14 December [1939] to Guy Lorymer Riseley printer and Eric Jackson Riseley managing director. Effects £2233 10s. 3d.

● these not only mention the Heath Rise address and Frank Waterfield, but also show her connection to the Riseley family

● the only problem is that the probate details state that Gladys Muriel died at Seaford, Sussex, whereas the death record states that she died in Hailsham, Sussex R/D – Seaford was NOT in Hailsham, Sussex R/D

● Guy Lorymer Riseley, born 1904 (mother's maiden name CLEAVER) was, according to one tree on Ancestry, her son, and Eric Jackson 1904 (mother's maiden name alao CLEAVER), born 1907, was definitely her 1st husband Stanley Riseley’s sonCENSUS (Gladys Muriel was not at the family home when the 1911 census was taken)

● the only marriage between a Frank Waterfield and a Gladys M. in the 1920’s in the London area was with Gladys M. Riseley

● Gladys Muriel Cleaver married (1) Q3 1901, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorks R/D, Stanley RiseleyBMD, ophthalmic surgeonCENSUS, (1868-1915BMD), and had at least 9 childrenCENSUS

● nothing more is known about her

 

Frank’s 3rd marriage:

● the same family source as above had indicated that Frank’s wife was called “Carrie”, but was unable to give her surname

● a tree on Ancestry states that she was born Caroline Chilton, 15 FEB 1898, San Antonio, Texas, USA, daughter of Charles S. Chilton and Edith Cumberbach Brydon

● and that she died at Budleigh Salterton, Devon - Budleigh Salterton was in Exeter, Devon R/D

● she married (1) Q3 1917, Honiton, Devon R/D, Reginald Emil OstBMD (1844[sic]–1963[sic]) (actually born 1885BMD-1963, AustraliaFAM), and (2) Arthur Parry Richards (1892–1937)FAM – this 2nd marriage has not been found in the records

● an Ancestry tree shows that there was a son from this marriage, David Richards, and a daughter

● an Ancestry tree also shows Reginald Emil married (2?) 4 APR 1925, Union Church, Hong Kong, Fedora Alice (Dora) Deakin

● the marriage notice for Catharine Marion Ost, 1943 (1920-99), states that she was daughter of Reginald E. Ost and Caroline Waterfield

● so presumably Caroline and Reginald Emil divorced sometime between 1920 and 1925

● in the 1939 Register, Caroline Richards, born 15 FEB 1895[sic], widow, is living with a person born after 1916 – possibly the David Richards mentioned above - and a child’s nurse, at Flat 2, Heath Rise, Kersfield Road, Putney, Surrey – the same building where Frank was probably living

● her surname has been crossed out and the name Waterfield inserted, which means that she subsequently married a Waterfield

● the Q1 1940, Wandsworth, Surrey R/D was the only one in this period in the London area for a Frank Waterfield, and it was to a Caroline Richards – and Putney was in Wandsworth, Surrey R/D

● Caroline obviously visited Britain with her family at least twice, as she arrived back at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 1898, age 3, and at Galveston, Texas, USA in 1903, age 8PASSENGER LISTS

● these dates would make her born in 1895, not 1898

● although no record can be found of when she returned to Britain, in the 1911 census she was at school at Downside, Western Road, Cheltenham, Glos

● nothing more is known about her

 

● notes by a member of the family: Frank owned several pawn/jeweller’s shops in London, and a substantial collection of houses in Lee and Erith, Kent. His son John Francis (Jack) inherited the shop in Vauxhall Bridge Road. All three sons went to Sandhurst - Jack was a colonel, Patrick brigadier and Michael captain. During WW2 Jack survived Dunkirk, Patrick was in North Africa. After the war Jack returned to the shop in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pat briefly set up a market garden business at his father's old home, Ware House in Lyme Regis. He then worked for The Sultan of Muscat & Oman (Sultan Said), as minister of defence until he retired. Mick lived in Devon, boatbuilding (small craft) and Pat and Madeleine later moved to Devon to be near him

 

nothing more is known about Minnie Marguerite Newman

 

CHILDREN: 1st marriage

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

JOHN FRANCIS WATERFIELD

17 JUL 1904DEATH BMD, Fawkham, KentCENSUS

NOV 1994, Basingstoke, Hants RDBMD, age 90

SEE BELOW

 

PATRICK ROBERT MITTON WATERFIELD

22 APR 1909DEATH BMD, Purley, SurreyCENSUS

1 OCT 1999FAM / 6 OCT 1999WILL, South Hams, Devon R/DBMD, age 90

 

MICHAEL COLLINS WATERFIELD

1 AUG 1912DEATH BMD, Croydon, Surrey R/DBMD

DEC 1997, Plymouth, Devon R/DBMD, age 85

 

CHILDREN: 2nd marriage?

 

CHILDREN: 3rd marriage?

 

● total 2 children by 1911 census, alive

 

 

 

HERBERT WATERFIELD

GENERATION

7

 

born 11 APR 1880CENSUS, Greenwich, KentCENSUS

died 16 JAN 1952, Orpington Hospital, Orpington, KentWILL, age 71 WILL

 

married Q3 1906, Woolwich, Kent R/D, EDITH EDGCOMBE NICHOLSBMD

 

born 17 FEB 1881CENSUS, Charlton, KentCENSUS

died 27 MAR 1960, Bromley Hospital, Bromley, KentWILL, age 79 WILL

 

nothing more is known about Edith Edgcombe Nichols

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

ROY SAMUEL WATERFIELD

Q3 1907, Lewisham, KentBMD CENSUS

Q3 1963, Battersea, Surrey R/D, age 56BMD?

nothing more is known about him

 

PHYLLIS EDGCUMBE WATERFIELD

15/6 NOV 1913CENSUS / 15 NOV 1913DEATH BMD, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

18 JUL 1994WILL, Worthing, Sussex R/DBMD, age 80 WILL

SEE BELOW

 

JOAN WATERFIELD

Q4 1923, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

?

● it is not definite that she was Herbert’s daughter

● nothing more is known about her

 

OTHERS?

 

FREDERICK EVAN DURHAM’s CHILDREN

ESSEX LINE

 

DURHAM WAR TIME MOVES PROMPTED BY BOMB DAMAGE

(some notes by Frederick Evan’s grandson, 2015)

● [Lawrence Frederick Durham / Jeanette Josephine Bourdon] Fred & Nett’s house in Fourth Avenue, Manor Park, was badly bomb damaged, and the council moved them to a thatched basic cottage in disrepair, at Little Saling, Essex (something like 50 miles from Manor Park!)

● [Edgar Sydney Durham] Fortunately, the Capel Arms suffered no more than ceilings down and losing all four of its large plate glass shop windows as a result of a nearby landmine

 ● [Henrietta Georgina Durham / William Charles Otter] Hetty & Will’s house at 87 Bristol Road was bomb damaged and the resulting in a council move for them as well to Collingwood Gardens, Ilford

● [Lilian Jane Durham / Walter John Barclay] Lilly & John’s house in Altmore Avenue, East Ham, was bomb damaged and the council moved them to Beechwood Gardens, Ilford

 

 

 

FLORENCE THERESA DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

 

born Q2 1879BMD, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

died 23 FEB 1945, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, LancsWILL, age 65 [died of pneumoniaFAM] WILL

 

 

married Q3 1903, West Ham, Essex R/D, JAMES THOMAS MORTONBMD, traveller (jute)1911 CENSUS, son of James Allam Morton, house painter, and Annie WatsonFAM, CENSUS

 

 

born 24 AUG 1879?CENSUS / 24 AUG 1880?SCHOOL ADMISSION / Q4 1880, Mile End Old Town, Middx R/DBMD / about 1881, Bow, MiddxCENSUS

died 18 MAY 1944, Ilford, EssexWILL, age 63 WILL

 

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● Florence Theresa was previously shown as having married William Francis – this was a mistake, and has now been corrected

 

● the school admission record is for Thos James Morton

● nothing more is known about him

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

JAMES CHARLES MORTON

Q2 1904BMD / 14 MAY 1904?CENSUS, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

?

SEE BELOW

 

DORIS EVELYN MORTON

31 MAY 1908CENSUS, DEATH BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

MAR 1995, Exeter, Devon R/DBMD, age 86

 

PERCY (JOHN) MORTON

Q3 1910BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

end? 1971FAM / Q1 1972?, Waltham Forest, Essex R/D?BMD, age 62? [died of kidney failureFAM]

 

child

?

before 1911CENSUS

nothing more is known about him/her

 

● total 4 children by 1911 census, of whom 1 died before

 

 

 

ANGIOLA CODANTE DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

 

born Q2 1881BMD / before 3 April 1881CENSUS, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

died 23 JUNE 1955, Winton, Bournemouth, HantsWILL, age 74 WILL

 

 

married Q2 1910, West Ham, Essex R/D, WILLIAM THOMAS DAVENPORTBMD

 

 

born about 1883DEATH BMD, Canning Town, EssexCENSUS

died Q4 1966, Bournemouth, Hants R/DBMD, age 83

 

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the following spellings of the name have been found

BIRTH Angolia Codanti - but it might just have been a mistranscription of what was actually written on the certificate

MARRIAGE Angiola Codante

DEATH Angiola C. Davenport

PROBATE DETAILS Angiola Codantie

 

1881 CENSUS Angelia

1891 CENSUS Angolia

1901 CENSUS not found, she was probably somewhere in service

1911 CENSUS Angiola

so the author has assumed that the correct spellings are ANGIOLA CODANTE

 

Angiola Codante’s nephew states

● she was involved with the Spiritualist Church

● she had 3 sons, Charles, Lionel and Douglas – it is however strange that Lionel Evans should have been born in Medway, Kent R/D, whereas all the others were born in West Ham, Essex R/D, unless it was because of the war – a Leonard P. Davenport was born Q2 1922, West Ham, Essex R/D (died Q1 1923, Holborn, Middx R/D?) – however, her probate details mention a Lionel Evans Davenport, so this must be the son’s name

● all 3 sons and their father moved in stages to the Bournemouth, Hants (although Angiola Codante must have moved there too, if she died there)

● William Thomas was a labourer at Beckton gas works, Essex

 

a grandson of her brother, Harold George Durham, says “I remember that my grandfather said Angiola was a medium or spiritualist and that he was little bit scared of her as he didn't like that sort of thing

 

nothing more is known about William Thomas Davenport

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

BEATRICE C. DAVENPORT

Q4 1910BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

Q4 1912, Whitechapel, Middx R/DBMD, age 2

nothing more is known about her

 

CHARLES W. DAVENPORT

Q2 1914BMD / 22 APR 1914?CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

?

SEE BELOW

 

LIONEL EVANS DAVENPORT

5 MAY 1916DEATH BMD, Medway, Kent R/DBMD

JUN 1993, Bournemouth, Hants R/DBMD, age 77

 

DOUGLAS DAVENPORT

Q3 1924, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

 

● total 1 child by 1911 census, alive

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE FREDERICK DURHAM

PHOTOS

GENERATION

7

 

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born 17 APR 1883CERT, CENSUS, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

died 10 APR 1961, Braintree, Essex R/DFAM, BMD, age 77, cremated 13 APR 1961, Cambridge Crematorium, CambsBMD

 

 

married Q4 1910, West Ham, Essex R/D, JEANETTE JOSEPHINE BOURDONBMD, daughter of Walter Alphonse Bourdon, lithographer/manufacturing chemist, and Jane --CENSUS

 

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born 24 JUN 1884, Hackney, MiddxCERT, CENSUS

died 22 JAN 1973WILL, Chelmsford, Essex R/DBMD, age 88 WILL

 

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● Lawrence Frederick was 5 feet 4⅛ inches (1.6·m) tallMILITARY RECORD, his brother Edgar Sydney 5 feet 3 inches (1.6·m) MERCHANT SEAMAN’S RECORD

● as their cousin Charles William Durham II and his brother Walter James Durham were 4’11” (1.5·m) and about 5 feet 4 inches (1.6·m) respectivelyFAM, and one of the latter’s descendants had growth problemsFAM, perhaps this is hereditary in the Durham family

 

● Jeanette Josephine is always spelt with one “n”, whereas her daughter Jeannette Josephine is always spelt with 2 “n”’s

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

JEANNETTE JOSEPHINE DURHAM

26 JAN 1914CENSUS, DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

8 OCT 2008BMD, WILL, residence place at death Rayleigh, EssexBMD, age 94

SEE BELOW

 

 

 

EDGAR SYDNEY DURHAM

DURHAM PUBS

PHOTOS

GENERATION

7

 

THE DETAILS ABOUT EDGAR SYDNEY AND HIS FAMILY HAVE BEEN KINDLY PROVIDED BY HIS SON

AND THE FAMILY OF ONE OF ADA BLYTH née FIELDS “MOLLY”’s GRANDSONS

 

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born 8 SEP 1885, Dalston (Hackney), MiddxCERT

©

died 18 JAN 1986, Haywards Heath Hospital, SussexCERT, age 100 [died of broncopneumonia, influenza]

 

married (1) 23 JUN 1922, West Ham R/O, Essex, JEANNE VERSCHOOREN, daughter of Edouard Verschooren, cooper (deceased)CERT and Maria PauwelsFAM

 

 

born 17 MAR 1890, Temse (Tamise in French), province of East Flanders, BelgiumFAM

©

died 29 JUL 1939, Forest Gate, Essex, age 49 [cachexia, carcinoma of the uterus]CERT

 

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married (2) 16 OCT 1939, West Ham R/O, Essex, ADA BLYTH née FIELDS “Molly”, daughter of Samuel Wigginton Fields, customs officer (deceased)CERT and Ada Fairfax CoppingBIRTH CERT

 

born 28 MAR 1890, Poulton-Cum-Seacombe, CheshireCERT

 

died 22 JAN 1972FAM, Cleethorpes, Lincs R/DBMD, age 82

 

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● Edgar Sydney was 5 feet 3 inches (1.6·m) tallMERCHANT SEAMAN’S RECORD, his brother Lawrence Frederick 5 feet 4⅛ inches (1.6·m)MILITARY RECORD

● as their cousin Charles William Durham II and his brother Walter James Durham were 4’11” (1.5·m) and about 5 feet 4 inches (1.6·m) respectivelyFAM, and one of the latter’s descendants had growth problemsFAM, perhaps this is hereditary in the Durham family

 

● Jeanne’s mother’s maiden name was Maria Pauwels, born 27 NOV 1863, also in Temse, died 14 APR 1941FAM

● she married (1) 24 NOV 1886, Edouard Verschooren, died 24 OCT 1894FAM

● she married (2) Jan Verleyen, died 15 MAR 1959FAM

 

Edgar Sydney’s son, Sydney Edgar, notes:

● he met his 2nd wife Ada in OCT 1939 in wartime London, outside the British Museum

● this was only 3 months after the death of his 1st wife, and they had met through a matrimonial agency, and were married a short time after their meeting

● she joined him in running the Forest Gate Off-Licence

● contrary to what was previously stated here, they did not meet on an ocean liner and did not meet in Cleethorpes and were married within days (not years) after first meeting!

 

● Ada married (1) Q4 1910, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD, Frederick Blyth, fish dock labourer, son of James Blyth, farm foreman?, and Mary Ann --, born about 1880, Binbrook, Lincs, died Q1 1928, Cleethorpes, Lincs

● nothing more is known about her

 

1

1885

birth certificate

25 Lenthall Road, Dalston (Hackney), Middx

 

2

1887

electoral register

 

3

1886-1891

his son

various addresses including Lenthall Road and possibly Mortimer Road yyy??? (his parents were prone to moving!)

 

4

1891

census

at home, 165 Grange Road, West Ham, Essex

 

5

1901

at home, 234 Green Street, West Ham, Essex

 

6

1904

family sources

he went to sea, first as a cabin boy, but finally as a chief steward - his sea journeys took him to China and Japan amongst other oriental places – there is no record of when he retired from the Merchant Navy – it may have been in 1922, when he married, or sometime later TO BE REVISED

 

7

1904-16

his son

Merchant Navy

 

8

1916-19

he served in the RFC/RAF

 

9

1919 onwards

Merchant Navy again

 

10

1904-20

his son

Edgar Sydney lived at the following addresses with his parents between trips to sea, and with his mother only after his father’s death

 

11

approx. 1904

85 Friars Road, East Ham, Essex

 

12

1907

2 Ladysmith Avenue, East Ham, Essex

 

13

1908

8 St Bartholomew’s Road, East Ham, Essex

 

14

1909

69 St Johns Road, East Ham, Essex

 

15

1920

48 Victoria Avenue, East Ham, Essex

 

16

1911

census

not found – perhaps away on a ship?

● his father’s address was 69 St Johns Road, East Ham, Essex

 

17

1922

marriage certificate

87 Bristol Road, Forest Gate, Essex

 

18

1922

his son

Edgar Sydney lived at the following address with his mother and sister Henrietta Georgina Durham Otter and with his 1st wife Jeanne (between voyages) after their marriage

87 Bristol Road, Forest Gate, Essex

 

19

1923

64 Alexandra Road, East Ham, Essex

● rented rooms (between voyages)

● his daughter was born here

 

20

1926-36

57 White Horse Road, East Ham, Essex

● a mortgaged new house

● his son was born here

 

21

early 1930’s?

family sources

say he met his 2nd wife, whom he married in 1939, while working as chief steward on an ocean liner, but this doesn’t tie up with his having the off-licence from at least 1936 onwards, unless he actually met her several years before they married – another source says he met her in Cleethorpes, possibly before his 1st wife died

 

22

1936-52

his son

Off-Licence owned by Brewers Charringtons, from whom Edgar bought the goodwill.(this had only 15 years to run

Off-licence, “Capel Arms”, 16 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex (he also owned the house next door)

 

23

1936-52

phone book

Off-licence, “Capel Arms”, 16 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex (he also owned the house next door)

 

24

1939

wife’s death certificate

 

1939 Register

 

25

1939

marriage certificate

 

26

1952-4

his son

12 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex

● the only house Edgar Sydney was able to buy outright

● he sold it in the 1960’s

 

27

MAY 1956

family sources

living in a small house, where Ada’s daughter Mabel Florence and her daughter stayed before the latter emigrated to America – this small house may already have been the Stanmore address below

 

28

DEC 1958

Ada’s daughter visited them in Stanmore, Middx

 

29

1954-72

his son

during the years until Ada’s death in 1972 they lived in properties bought by Ada’s son-in-law David Trevor and his wife, Ada’s daughter Kathleen Fairfax “Kaye”

 

30

1954-approx. 1957

2 Hunton Cottages, Common Road, Stanmore, Middx

 

31

1956-7

phone book

 

32

approx. 1957-1960

his son

Fabdens Cottage, Cold Christmas Lane, Near Ware, Herts

 

33

1961-1966

The Lodge (?), Palace West, Winding Hill, Much Hadham, Herts

 

34

approx. 1966-72

11 Frederick Street, Cleethorpes, Lincs

 

35

1972 onwards

following the death of his 2nd wife Ada, Edgar Sydney moved south again to live with his son Sydney Edgar at the following addresses

 

36

1972-1978

177 Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne, Surrey

 

37

1978-1981

“Stanbridge Lea”, Staplefield, West Sussex

 

38

1981-1986

Hapstead House (OPH), Ardingly, Sussex

 

39

18 JAN 1986

death

Haywards Heath Hospital, Sussex

● after celebrating his 100th Birthday on 8th September 1985

 

1

1885

birth

25 Lenthall Road, Dalston (Hackney), Middx

 

2

1887

electoral register

 

3

1886-1891

family

various addresses including Lenthall Road and possibly Mortimer Road yyy??? (his parents were prone to moving!)

 

4

1891

census

at home, 165 Grange Road, West Ham, Essex

 

5

1901

census

at home, 234 Green Street, West Ham, Essex

 

6

1904

family sources

he went to sea, first as a cabin boy, but finally as a chief steward - his sea journeys took him to China and Japan amongst other oriental places – there is no record of when he retired from the Merchant Navy – it may have been in 1922, when he married, or sometime later TO BE REVISED

 

10

1904-20

 

In the following addresses Edgar lived with his parents between trips to sea, and with his mother only after his Father’s death.

 

11

 

 

M1904 (approx) 85 Friars road, East Ham, Essex

 

12

 

 

1907. 2 Ladysmith Avenue, East Ham, Essex

 

13

 

 

1908. 8 Bartholomew Road, East Ham, Essex St??? qqq

 

14

 

 

1909. 69 St Johns Road, East Ham, Essex

 

15

1920

 

1920. 48 Victoria Avenue, East Ham

 

16

1911

census

not found – perhaps away on a ship?

● his father’s address was 69 St Johns Road, East Ham, Essex

 

7

1904-16

his son

Merchant Navy

 

8

1916-19

he served in the RFC/RAF

 

9

1919-YYY

Merchant Navy again

 

17

1922

marriage certificate

87 Bristol Road, Forest Gate, Essex

● his mother lived there with her daughter, Henrietta Georgina Durham Otter and her family

 

18

1922

family

In the following address, Edgar lived with his Mother and Sister Hetty and with his first wife Jeanne (between voyages) after their marriage.

1922. 87 Bristol Road, Forest Gate

87 Bristol Road, Forest Gate, Essex – his mother lived there with her daughter, Henrietta and her family

 

19

1923

daughter’s birth

64 Alexandra Road, East Ham, Essex

● rented rooms (between voyages)

 

20

1927

son’s birth

a mortgaged new house. Son Sydney was born here.

1926-36 57 White Horse Road, East Ham

 

21

early 1930’s?

family sources

say he met his 2nd wife, whom he married in 1939, while working as chief steward on an ocean liner, but this doesn’t tie up with his having the off-licence from at least 1936 onwards, unless he actually met her several years before they married – another source says he met her in Cleethorpes, possibly before his 1st wife died

 

22

1936-52

fam

Off-Licence owned by Brewers Charringtons, from whom Edgar bought the goodwill.(this had only 15 years to run

Off-licence, “Capel Arms”, 16 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex (he also owned the house next door)

 

23

1936-52

phone book

Off-licence, “Capel Arms”, 16 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex (he also owned the house next door)

 

24

1939

wife’s death certificate

 

1939 Register

 

25

1939

marriage certificate

 

26

1952-4

fam

12 Barwick Road, Forest Gate, Essex

● the only house Edgar Sydney was able to buy outright

● he sold it in the 1960’s

 

27

MAY 1956

family sources

living in a small house, where Ada’s daughter Mabel Florence and her daughter stayed before the latter emigrated to America – this small house may already have been the Stanmore address below

 

29

1954-72

family sources

during the years until Molly’s death in 1972 they lived in properties bought by Molly’s son-in-law David Trevor and his wife Molly’s daughter Kaye

 

30

1954-c7

 

2 Hunton Cottages, Common Road, Stanmore, Middx

 

31

1956-7

phone book

2 Hunton Cottages, Common Road, Stanmore, Middx

 

32

1957/1960 (approx)

 

Fabdens Cottage, Cold Christmas Lane, Near Ware, Herts

 

33

1961/1966

 

The Lodge (?) Palace West, Much Hadham, Herts

 

28

DEC 1958

family sources

Ada’s daughter visited them in Stanmore, Middx

 

34

approx.. 1966-72

11 Frederick Street, Cleethorpes, Lincs

 

35

1972 onwards

Following the death of his second wife Molly, Edgar moved South again to live with his Son Sydney at the following addresses

 

36

1972/1978

 

177 Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne, Surrey

 

37

1978/1981 

 

“Stanbridge Lea”, Staplefield, West Sussex

 

38

1981/1986 

 

Hapstead House (OPH), Ardingly, Sussex

 

39

18 JAN 1986

death

Haywards Heath Hospital, Sussex

● after celebrating his 100th Birthday on 8th September 1985

 

 

for photos of the various homes ► PHOTOS

 

1st marriage: CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

CARMEN JEAN DURHAM

©

5 MAY 1923, East Ham, EssexCERT

24 SEP 2008, Naas Hospital, Kildare, Ireland, age 85, buried 27 SEP 2008, St Conleth's Cemetery, Newbridge, Kildare, IrelandSEE BELOW

SEE BELOW

 

SYDNEY EDGAR DURHAM

25 AUG 1927, East Ham, EssexCERT

18 MAY 2017WILL, funeral 1 JUN 2017FAM

 

2nd marriage: NO CHILDREN

 

ADA BLYTH née FIELDS “MOLLY”’s CHILDRENFAM

 

MABEL FLORENCE BLYTH

28 OCT 1911DEATH BMD, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD

JAN 1992, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD, age 80

● married Q3 1933, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD, Stanley Lidgard:

● 3 children

● 9 grandchildren, including some in the USA

● 13 great-grandchildren

● 2 great-great-grandchildrenFAM

 

KATHLEEN FAIRFAX BLYTH “Kaye”

5 DEC 1915CENSUS, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD

NOV 1984, Hitchin, Herts R/DBMD, age 68

married Q4 1935, Ipswich, Suffolk R/DBMD, David Trevor, an orthopaedic surgeon (1906-88), after whom Trevor's disease is named

 

FRANK BLYTH

Q4 1919, Grimsby, Lincs R/DBMD

14 SEP 1943, Salerno, Italy, age 23, buried Salerno War Cemetery, ItalyCOMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES (WW2 casualty)

nothing more is known about him

 

 

 

HENRIETTA GEORGINA DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

 

born 8 SEP 1887CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Hackney, MiddxCENSUS

died Q2 1980, Redbridge, Essex R/DBMD, age 92

 

 

married Q2 1907, West Ham, Essex R/D, WILLIAM CHARLES OTTERBMD, son of Charles William Otter, brewery labourer, and Esther ElveyBMD, CENSUS

 

 

born 22 OCT 1887CENSUS, Limehouse, MiddxCENSUS

died Q4 1957, Ilford, Essex R/DBMD, age 69

 

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nothing more is known about William Charles Otter

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

GLADYS FLORENCE OTTER

Q4 1907, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

Q1 1911, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD, age 3

● as William Charles and Henrietta Georgina had a total 2 children by the 1911 census, with 1 already dead, it is possible that this is her

● nothing more is known about her

 

JEAN HENRIETTA OTTER

13 JUN 1909CENSUS, DEATH BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

5 JAN 1983WILL, Brentwood, Essex R/DBMD, age 73 WILL

SEE BELOW

 

ALICE FULLERELECT, WILL OTTER

6 DEC 1914CENSUS

West Ham,

Essex R/DBMD

14 MAR 2012WILL, residence place at death Woodford Green, EssexBMD, age 97

 

GLADYS M. OTTER

27 APR 1919CENSUS

Q2 1942, Ilford, Essex R/D, age 23BMD? [probably died of leukaemiaFAM]

 

LILIAN T. OTTER

DEC 1921FAM / Q1 1922

12 JUL 2018FAM, age 96

 

DORIS PATRICIA OTTER

24 JAN 1924CENSUS, DEATH BMD

Q2 1973, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales R/DBMD, age 49 [suicideFAM]

 

● total 2 children by 1911 census, of whom 1 died before

 

 

 

WALTER HERBERT DURHAM II

GENERATION

7

 

 

born 4 MAY 1890DEATH BMD, Plaistow, EssexCENSUS

died FEB 1985, Westminster, Middx R/DBMD, age 94

 

 

married Q4 1912, West Ham, Essex R/D, BESSIE GERTRUDE OSBORNEBMD “Aunt Bessie”, daughter of John Osborne, thatcher, and Mary AnnCENSUS

 

 

born Q2 1890, Sudbury, SuffolkBMD, Wiston, SuffolkCENSUS / Nayland, SuffolkFAM

died 29 SEP 1953, East Ham, EssexWILL, age 63BMD WILL

 

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Walter Herbert’s nephew comments (2015):

● “Walter Herbert was a very clever all rounder, but had a bit of a warped sense of humour, typically phoning people up in bed in the middle of the night just for fun!”

● “Bessie Gertrude was a country woman at heart and knew every flower in the garden - she adapted to the big city life and although Walter Herbert and she kept the East Ham house, they even went as far as having a flat in Earls Court area in the big city, and later went into the hotel business for a short time with their sons at Chalkwell near Southend, Essex” He was a very clever all rounder but had a bit of a warped sense of humour, typically phoning people up in bed in the middle of the night just for fun!

 

● the birth record is for Bessie Gertrude Osborne, the marriage record for Gertrude B. Osborne, the death record for Bessie G. Durham, and the probate record for “Bessie Gertrude otherwise Gertrude Bessie otherwise Bessie Durham”

● nothing more is known about her

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

ROY WALTER DURHAM

30 NOV 1913DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

Q4 1975, Newham, Essex R/DBMD, age 62

SEE BELOW

 

VALENTINE CLAUDE DURHAM

7 MAY 1915CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

14 MAR 1961, Dudley Road Hospital, Winson Green, Birmingham, WarksWILL, age 45 WILL

 

JOYCE PAULINE DURHAM

Q4 1921, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

2004NEWSPAPER NOTICE / 2006FAM, Australia, age 83/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAROLD GEORGE DURHAM

PHOTOS

GENERATION

7

 

 

born 5 SEPCENSUS 1897BMD, Plaistow, EssexCENSUS

died Q1 1965, Hackney, Middx R/DBMD, age 67

 

 

married Q4 1914BMD, East Ham, EssexFAM, ELIZABETH ANN CHAPMAN, daughter of William Henry Chapman and Harriet DanceFAM

 

 

born 22 JANCENSUS 1892DEATH BMD, Bermondsey, SurreyFAM

died JUN 1991, Newham, Essex R/DBMD / Newham, EssexFAM, age 99

 

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● in the 1939 Register Harold George’s year of birth is given as 1898, Elizabeth Ann’s as 1894 – the actual dates however agree with other records

 

 

● nothing more is known about Elizabeth Ann Chapman

 

 

 

● care must be taken with the data for this family, as some of it may be formulated differently from the standard format of this site

● for example “June 1933” might really mean “Q2 1933”, ie. the quarter Q2, not the actual month of June

● and “Newham, Essex” might really mean “Newham, Essex Registration District”, not the actual place called Newham

 

 

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

2 stillborn childrenFAM

?

?

 

 

KATHLEEN ELIZABETH VIOLET DURHAM

14 APR 1916CENSUS, DEATH BMD

East Ham, EssexFAM

MAR 2006BMD, Romford, EssexFAM, age 90

SEE BELOW

 

HARRIET HILDA MAY DURHAM “Addie”

26 MAY 1921CENSUS, DEATH BMD

FEB 2006BMD, Kings Lynn, NorfolkFAM, age 84

 

VIOLET DOREEN FAYE DURHAM

Q2 1924, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

 

 

 

LILIAN JANE DURHAM

GENERATION

7

 

born 20 AUG 1901CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Upton Park, EssexCENSUS

died MAY 1984, Epping Forest, Essex R/DBMD, age 82

 

married (1) Q3 1921, West Ham, Essex R/D, PERCY ALFRED FOSTERBMD

 

born 1899FAM / about 1899DEATH BMD

died 16 JAN 1931, East Ham Memorial Hospital, East Ham, EssexWILL, age 32 WILL

 

married (2) Q4 1932, West Ham, Essex R/D, WALTER JOHN BARCLAYBMD

 

born 1 FEB 1891CENSUS, DEATH BMD

died Q1 1980, Barking, Essex R/DBMD, age 88

 

nothing more is known about Percy Alfred Foster or Walter John Barclay

 

CHILDREN

 

1st MARRIAGE: 2 DAUGHTERS, 1 in Australia, GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, 2xGREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, including the NORMAN, JOHNSON, DECENT, ARROWSMITH and TAYLER? families – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

2nd MARRIAGE: CHILDREN?

 

MARIE CHARLOTTE EVELEEN DURHAM’s CHILDREN

THE RANDALL FAMILY, WARWICK, WARKS R/D

 

EILEEN DURHAM RANDALL

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 6 OCT 1914CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Warwick, Warks R/DBMD

died MAY 1995, Wallingford, Berks R/DBMD, age 80

 

 

married Q1 1947, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland R/D, ROBERT WALTONBMD

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

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● it was previously thought that Eileen Durham married Frederick C. Allen, but that was a mistake

 

● nothing more is known about Robert Walton

 

CHILDREN?

 

MONTAGUE LEWIS ROBERT DURHAM’s CHILDREN

 

SYLVIA MARGARET DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

born Q3 1916, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

died ?

 

married Q4 1942, Edmonton, Middx R/DBMD, GEORGE F. NOBLE, divorced?SEE NOTE

 

born ?

died ?

 

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it is assumed they were divorced, as Sylvia Margaret is referred to as a "single woman" in her father's probate details, 1956

 

nothing more is known about George F. Noble

 

CHILDREN?

 

FRANK C. WATERFIELD’s CHILDREN

 

JOHN FRANCIS WATERFIELD

GENERATION

8

 

born 17 JUL 1904DEATH BMD, Fawkham, KentCENSUS

died NOV 1994, Basingstoke, Hants RDBMD, age 90

 

married 6 NOV 1946, Kensington, Middx R/DBMD, BARBARA LEIST, daughter of W. J. Leist

 

nothing more is known about Barbara Leist

 

THE TIMES – MARRIAGES – 9 NOV 1946

On Nov. 6, 1946, in London, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN WATERFIELD, R.A.S.C., eldest son of Colonel F. Waterfield, of Ware, Lyme Regis, and Mrs. Waterfield, of Salcombe, to BARBARA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Leist, of Leamington Spa.

 

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a racing car driverFAM

 

no childrenFAM

 

 

 

PATRICK ROBERT MITTON WATERFIELD

AVIATOR’S CERTIFICATE

GENERATION

8

 

born 22 APR 1909BMD, Purley, SurreyCENSUS

died 1 OCT 1999FAM / 6 OCT 1999WILL, South Hams, Devon R/DBMD, age 90

 

married 1938, IndiaBMD, MADELEINE ANNABELLA BAINESFAM, daughter of John Hardcastle Baines and Gladys Ada Robinson

 

born 15 MAY 1913, Lewes, SussexFAM

died 15 OCT 2003WILL, South Hams, Hants R/DBMD, age 90

 

nothing more is known about Madeleine Annabella Baines

 

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● a Madeleine Baines went to India in 1937

● the family arrived in England from Bombay in 1945

● as he was an army officer, perhaps he had been stationed there

 

● Patrick Robert Mitton was a racing car driverFAM

 

10 JAN 1941

WATERFIELD. – On Jan. 7, 1941, at Meerut, U.P., India, to MADELEINE, wife of Major P. WATERFIELD, R.A., a son

 

3 CHILDREN, 4 GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AUSTRALIA, USABMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL COLLINS WATERFIELD

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 1 AUG 1912, Croydon, Surrey R/DBMD

died DEC 1997, Plymouth, Devon R/DBMD, age 85

 

 

married (1) Q2 1938, Surrey Mid Eastern R/D?BMD, BETTY – (GERTRUDE B. WOOD?), divorcedFAM

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

 

married (2) ANNE –FAM

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

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● Michael Collins is described as tall in stature and very gentle by natureFAM

● in the 1938 electoral register he Collins was living at Barn Hatch, Domehill, Caterham, Surrey, with a Betty Gertrude [sic] Waterfield

 

● nothing more is known about Betty -- (Gertrude B. Wood?) or Anne --

 

1st marriage: 3 CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDRENBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

2nd marriage: CHILDREN?

 

HERBERT WATERFIELD’s CHILDREN

 

 

PHYLLIS EDGCUMBE WATERFIELD

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 15/6 NOV 1913CENSUS / 15 NOV 1913DEATH BMD, Lewisham, Kent R/DBMD

died 18 JUL 1994WILL, Worthing, Sussex R/DBMD, age 80 WILL

 

 

married Q4 1938, Bromley, Kent R/D, CHARLES ALFRED WILLEYBMD

 

 

born 2 SEP 1908CENSUS

died 2 NOV 1967WILL, Worthing, Sussex R/DBMD, age 59 WILL

 

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● in the 1939 Register 1 person born after 1917 was listed in Charles Alfred and Phyllis Edgcumbe’s household, but the only birth record for a Willey child, mother's maiden name Waterfield, is for their son, born 1943, so this was possibly not their child

 

● nothing more is known about Charles Alfred Willey

 

1 SONBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

CHILDREN

BORN

NOTES

 

D

 

 

FLORENCE THERESA DURHAM’s CHILDREN

THE MORTON FAMILY, EAST HAM, ESSEX

 

JAMES CHARLES MORTON

GENERATION

8

 

born Q2 1904BMD / 14 MAY 1904?CENSUS, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

died ?

 

married Q4 1925, West Ham, Essex R/D, IDA WITHAM?BMD

 

born 31 DEC 1906CENSUS

died ?

 

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● the marriage is for simple James C. Morton, so it is not necessarily him

● Percy (John) Morton’s granddaughter thinks that James Charles may have died young, because her mother, Heather Nada Theresa Morton McNamara, only ever mentioned her aunt Doris and her family - no other uncles or aunties from her grandmother's side were ever mentioned by her mother before she died

● there certainly was a child who died before the 1911 census, but James Charles is listed as alive in it, age 7

● and no death, early or otherwise, can be found in England & Wales for him, whereas a possible marriage for him has been found

● alternatively, perhaps he too emigrated

 

● nothing more is known about Ida Witham

 

1 DAUGHTER? – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

DORIS EVELYN MORTON

GENERATION

8

 

born 31 MAY 1908CENSUS, DEATH BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

died MAR 1995, Exeter, Devon R/DBMD, age 86

 

married Q2 1939, Birmingham, Warks R/D, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE LAWRENCEBMD

 

born 26 MAY 1913CENSUS, DEATH BMD

died 27 MAY 2004WILL, East Devon R/DBMD, age 91

 

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nothing more is known about Christopher George Lawrence

 

2 SONS? – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

PERCY (JOHN) MORTON

GENERATION

8

 

 

born Q3 1910BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

died end? 1971FAM / Q1 1972?, Waltham Forest, Essex R/D?BMD, age 62? [died of kidney failureFAM]

 

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married (1) 24 MAR 1929, Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate, Essex, PHYLLIS HILDA (HEATHER) TARLING, daughter of Henry TarlingCERT / Henry Taylor Brickwell and Nellie TarlingFAM

 

 

born 2 OCT 1907, Buckhurst Hill, EssexFAM

died Q2 1934, West Ham, Essex R/D, age 24BMD [actually 26], [died after giving birth to Phyllis A.FAM]

 

 

married (2) Q1 1936, Romford, Essex R/D, PATRICIA W. (WYNN/WINIFREDFAM) U. REVELL née FRYERBMD

 

 

born 1906, West Ham, EssexFAM

died late 1980's-90's, Cornwall or DevonFAM

 

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● the birth, 2 marriage, and death records are for plain Percy Morton, and he is shown thus in his daughter Heather Nada Theresa’s birth certificate, but in his mother’s probate details, he is referred to as Percy John

 

● the birth record is for Phyllis Hilda Tarling, the marriage for Hilda Heather Phyllis Tarling, in her daughter Heather Nada Theresa’s birth certificate she is shown as Phyllis Hilda Heather Tarling, and the death record for plain Phyllis Morton

● her granddaughter refers to her as Phyllis Hilda Heather Tarling

● nothing more is known about her

 

● Patricia W. U. married (1) Q1 1931, Hackney, Middx R/D, Sidney G. Revell, divorced?

● nothing more is known about her

 

1st marriage: 2 DAUGHTERSBMD

2nd marriage: 2 DAUGHTERS,2 SONSFAM, BMD

GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, including some in AustraliaFAM

 

CHILDREN 1st marriage

BORN

NOTES

 

 

HEATHER NADA THERESA MORTON

©

24 JUL 1930, Queen Mary's Hospital, Stratford, EssexCERT

died JUN 2004, Perth, Western AustraliaFAM, age 73

SEE BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN 2nd marriage: 2 DAUGHTERS, 2 SONS, GRANDCHILDRENFAM, BMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

CHILDREN 2nd marriage

BORN

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

  some have childrenFAM

● some of the latter live in Dunstable, BedsFAM

● nothing more is known about them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHNNY J. MORTON

5 JUL 1944DEATH BMD, Ilford, Essex R/DBMD

● died Q1 1971, Redbridge, Essex R/DBMD, age 26, unmarried

● the birth record is for Johnny J., mother’s maiden name Fryer, the death record for Johnny James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANGIOLA CODANTE DURHAM’s CHILDREN

THE DAVENPORT FAMILY, EAST & WEST HAM, ESSEX

 

 

CHARLES W. DAVENPORT

GENERATION

8

 

 

 

born Q2 1914BMD / 22 APR 1914?CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died ?

 

 

 

married Q3 1939, Deptford, Kent R/D, WINIFRED G. DEFRATES?BMD

 

 

 

born 25 JAN 1913?CENSUS

died ?

 

 

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● the only Charles W. Davenport, born 1914, in the 1939 Register was a Charles W. Davenport, born 22 APR 1914, contracting electrician, living in Deptford, Kent, with a Winifred G. Davenport, born 25 JAN 1913

Deptford, Kent R/D is where a Charles W. Davenport married a Winifred G. Defrates

contracting electrician was similar to the jobs other members of the family had

 

 

● nothing more is known about Winifred G. Defrates

 

 

possibly 2 DAUGHTERS, GRANDCHILDRENBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

possible CHILDREN

BORN

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIONEL EVANS DAVENPORT

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 5 MAY 1916DEATH BMD, Medway, Kent R/DBMD

died JUN 1993, Bournemouth, Hants R/DBMD, age 77

 

 

married Q2 1940, London City, Middx R/D, LEILA E. MAY?BMD

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

 

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● Lionel Evans worked for the fire brigadeFAM

 

 

● nothing more is known about Leila E. May

 

 

CHILDREN?

 

 

 

 

 

DOUGLAS DAVENPORT

GENERATION

8

 

 

born Q3 1924, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

 

 

married about 1948, BETTY? --FAM

 

 

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Douglas served in the Royal Navy during WW2FAM

 

 

no suitable marriage about 1948 can be found in the records

 

 

nothing more is known about Betty --

 

 

CHILDREN?

 

 

LAWRENCE FREDERICK DURHAM’s CHILDREN

 

 

JEANNETTE JOSEPHINE DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

 

 

born 26 JAN 1914CENSUS, DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 8 OCT 2008BMD, WILL, residence place at death Rayleigh, EssexBMD, age 94

 

 

 

married 20 JUL 1935, St Barnabas, Little Ilford, EssexFAM, SIDNEY GEORGE ABBOTTBMD

 

 

 

born 15 AUG 1912CENSUS, DEATH BMD

died 17 NOV 1974WILL, Redbridge, Essex R/DBMD, age 62 WILL

 

 

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nothing more is known Sidney George Abbott

 

 

1 SON, 1 DAUGHTERBMD, GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, New ZealandFAMSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

CHILDREN

BORN

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDGAR SYDNEY DURHAM’s CHILDREN

 

 

CARMEN JEAN DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

 

©

5 MAY 1923, East Ham, EssexCERT

died 24 SEP 2008, Naas Hospital, Kildare, Ireland, age 85, buried 27 SEP 2008, St Conleth's Cemetery, Newbridge, Kildare, IrelandSEE BELOW

 

 

 

partner PATRICK JOSEPH McEVOYFAM, son of Patrick McEvoy, groom, racing stablesTHOMAS’ MARRIAGE CERT, and Bridie TerranceFAM

 

 

 

born 7 MAY 1917FAM, Ireland?

died 1 JUL 1952, Epsom, Surrey, age 35, buried Epsom, Surrey [died in a motorbike accident]FAM

 

 

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married 4 AUG 1953, St Joseph RC Church, Epsom, Surrey, THOMAS McEVOY I, post office installerCERT, brother of PatrickFAM

 

 

 

born 12 FEB 1923FAM, Ireland?

died 1 JUL 1999FAM, Ireland?, age 76

 

 

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· the birth record only says "Carmen J.", and it was presumed that the J must stand for "JEANNE", after her mother - the marriage certificate says JEAN, but the notices in the Irish newspapers when she died say “JEANNE” - admittedly, it's more likely they would have got the name from the family than from an official document, and perhaps the family thought of her as "JEANNE" – her brother says it should be “JEAN” – he has now obtained her birth certificate, and the name is definitely “JEAN”

· after their marriage, they went to live in Belgium, and then moved to Dublin, IrelandONE FAM SOURCE (HER BROTHER DISPUTES THIS)

 

 

Patrick had a wife in Ireland, Lizzie, and 3 children - Carmen Jean met him in the UK in the late 1940’sFAM - nothing more is known about him

 

 

Carmen Jean met Thomas at Patrick’s funeralFAM - nothing more is known about him

 

 

the name McEvoy comes from the Vikings and means, according to different family and online sources, “Son of (the follower) of (the) yellow hair(ed one) - the name is pronounced pronounced MácAvoyFAM

 

 

 

from www.rip.ie/death_notices_detail.asp?NoticeID=55095

The death has occurred of Carmen Jeanne [sic] McEVOY of Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge, Kildare

Removal from Anderson and Leahy's Funeral Home, Newbridge tomorrow, Friday evening, at 6pm to St. Conleth's Church, to arrive at 6.30pm. Funeral after 11am Mass on Saturday morning to St. Conleth's Cemetery, Newbridge.

Date published: Thursday, September 25, 2008

Date of death: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Published in the Irish Independent on 25th September 2008 (Distributed in Republic of Ireland)

McEVOY (Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and late of St. Vincent's Hospital, Athy) Sept. 24, 2008, (peacefully), at Naas Hospital, Carmen Jeanne [sic], wife of the late Thomas (ex P&T [probably means Posts & Telegraphs, the equivalent of the GPO in the UK]); sadly missed by her loving family, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Removal from Anderson and Leahy's Funeral Home, Newbridge, tomorrow (Friday) evening at 6 o'c. to St. Conleth's Church, to arrive at 6.30 o'c. Funeral after 11 o'c. Mass on Saturday, to St. Conleth's Cemetery, Newbridge.

 

 

 

4 + 4 CHILDREN, Ireland, UK, including the HICKEY family, Ireland, and CLEGG, KELLY and LINCOLN familiesBMD, FAMSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYDNEY EDGAR DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

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born 25 AUG 1927, East Ham, EssexCERT

died 18 MAY 2017WILL, funeral 1 JUN 2017FAM WILL

 

married SEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

 

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● in an exchange of emails starting in 2012 Sydney Edgar contributed an enormous of information and photos to this site, for which the Author, his 2nd cousin once removed, will be eternally grateful

● unfortunately the Author was only ever able to meet his wife and him once, in 2013

● in his Will Sydney Edgar expressed the desire to be cremated and that his ashes be scattered over grave 107166 at the City of London Cemetery, Manor Park, EssexPHOTO, which is presumably the grave where his Mother and Grandmother are buried, and where his Father is remembered

 

 

 

 

 

NO CHILDRENFAM

 

 

 

HENRIETTA GEORGINA DURHAM’s CHILDREN

THE OTTER FAMILY, WEST HAM, ESSEX

 

 

 

JEAN HENRIETTA OTTER

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 13 JUN 1909CENSUS, DEATH BMD, East Ham, EssexCENSUS

died 5 JAN 1983WILL, Brentwood, Essex R/DBMD, age 73 WILL

 

 

married (1) Q2 1935, West Ham, Essex R/D, SIDNEY GEORGE HOGGINSBMD

 

 

born 7 NOV 1908CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 22 APR 1942, Essex County Hospital, Wanstead, EssexWILL, age 33 WILL [died of polio?FAM]

 

 

married (2) Q2 1945, Ilford, Essex R/D, ARTHUR ALFRED GALLIBMD “Jack”FAM, her (former) brother-in-law, her dead sister Gladys M.’s husband – SEE BELOW

 

 

born 19 SEP 1910CENSUS, DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 23 DEC 1982WILL, Brentwood, Essex R/DBMD, age 72 WILL

 

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● Sydney Edgar Durham, Jean Henrietta’s cousin, states: “Sidney George was for some years wheelchair bound with probably infantile paralysis (polio) and also [see note on Gladys M. below] died fairly young” and ”I always understood that he died from prolonged infantile paralysis, nowadays referred to as polio, although here again another cause has been mentioned”

● nothing more is known about him

 

● nothing more is known about Arthur Alfred Galli “Jack”

 

● Jean Henrietta and Arthur Alfred’s last address was in the Basildon area of Essex, Langdon (Laindon?) Hills

 

1st MARRIAGE: NO CHILDRENFAM

2nd MARRIAGE: 1 DAUGHTER – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

CHILDREN

BORN

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALICE FULLERELECT, WILL OTTER

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 6 DEC 1914CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 14 MAR 2012WILL, residence place at death Woodford Green, EssexBMD, age 97

 

 

married Q3 1934, West Ham, Essex R/D, FRANK BARRY IBMD “Mick”FAM

 

 

born 25 DEC 1910CENSUS, DEATH BMD

died DEC 1995, Waveney, Suffolk R/DBMD, age 85

 

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● her cousin Sydney Edgar Durham states 2013: “Alice Fuller married ‘Mick’ Barry, who had a breeze block business in the Seven Kings, Essex area, and lived in the same area before moving to 17 Belgrave Road, Wanstead, Essex 1952-68, later to Dunwich, Suffolk [Dunwich is in Waveney, Suffolk R/D], and finally, after Mick’s death, to 113 Grosvenor Gardens, Woodford Green, Essex – Alice Fuller died APR 2012, age 97 – she left 3 sons”

● Electoral Register 2002-13: Alice Fuller Barry, 113 Grosvenor Gardens, Woodford Green, Essex, years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

 

 

4 SONS – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

GLADYS M. OTTER

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 27 APR 1919CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died Q2 1942, Ilford, Essex R/D, age 23?BMD [probably died of leukaemiaFAM]

 

 

married Q2 1938, East Ham, Essex R/D, ARTHUR ALFRED GALLIBMD “Jack”FAM

 

 

born 19 SEP 1910CENSUS, DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 23 DEC 1982WILL, Brentwood, Essex R/DBMD, age 72 WILL

 

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● her cousin Sydney Edgar Durham states: “Gladys M. developed a wasting disease, probably leukaemia, and died young” and “I always understood that she died from leukaemia, but more recently TB has also been mentioned - I rather doubt this, as in those days TB patients were generally sent to a specialised TB hospital in places on the coast Cliftonville, Hastings, Sussex and the like”

● the only likely death record found is this one, but without seeing the actual death certificate, it is not definite that this is her death

● certainly she died before 1945, as her husband remarried in that year

 

● Arthur Alfred married (2) Q2 1945, Ilford, Essex R/D, Jean Henrietta Otter Hoggins, his sister-in-law – SEE ABOVE

● nothing more is known about him

 

CHILDREN?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LILIAN T. OTTER

GENERATION

8

 

 

born DEC 1921FAM / Q1 1922, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 12 JUL 2018FAM, age 96

 

 

married Q2 1944, Ilford, Essex R/D, JOHN KEEBLE?BMD

 

 

born ?

died about 2007SYDNEY EDGAR DURHAM

 

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● Lilian T. moved about 2007 from Halstead, Essex to Leasingham, Lincs, next door to her daughter P.SYDNEY EDGAR DURHAM

 

 

● nothing more is known about John Keeble

 

 

 

2 DAUGHTERS – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

CHILDREN

BORN

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORIS PATRICIA OTTER

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 24 JAN 1924CENSUS, DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died Q2 1973, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales R/DBMD, age 49 [suicideFAM]

 

 

married Q2 1942, East Ham, Essex R/D, ALBERT E. WHITE?BMD

 

 

born ?

died ?

 

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● Doris Patricia definitely married someone called WhiteCENSUS, but it is not definite that it was Albert E. White

 

● more is known about Albert E. White

 

4 SONS? – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

WALTER HERBERT DURHAM II’s CHILDREN

 

ROY WALTER DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

born 30 NOV 1913DEATH BMD, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died Q4 1975, Newham, Essex R/DBMD, age 62

 

married Q1 1936, Lewisham, Kent R/D, ALICE ETHEL COLESBMD

 

born 5 OCT 1909DEATH BMD

JAN 1997, Newham, Essex R/DBMD, age 87

 

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nothing more is known about Alice Ethel

 

1 SON, 1 DAUGHTERBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

VALENTINE CLAUDE DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

born 7 MAY 1915CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 14 MAR 1961, Dudley Road Hospital, Winson Green, Birmingham, WarksWILL, age 45 WILL

 

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married (1) 3 OCT 1936, Register Office, East Ham, Essex, ELSIE MARY CLAYTON, daughter of Albert Clayton, deceased, French polisherCERT – divorced ….SUBSEQUENT MARRIAGE CERT

 

born 26 JUN 1913CENSUS, Bethnal Green, Middx (R/D?)FAM

died about 1994, AustraliaFAM, age about 81

 

married (2) Q1 1946, Westminster, Middx R/D, ANNIE E. SULLIVAN

 

born ?

died ?

 

married (3) Q4 1957, Stourbridge, Worcs R/D, BETTY ELIZABETH EVANS

 

born about 1931DEATH BMD

died 22 JUL 1962, The Eye Hospital, Birmingham, WarksWILL, age 31 WILL

 

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● Elsie Mary © married (2) 25 NOV 1959, Hope Street Baptist Chapel, East Ham, Essex, Alfred Knight, 38, house painter & decorator, son of George Knight, deceased, clerical officer (War Office)CERT

● she presumably emigrated to Australia in …..

● nothing more is known about her

 

● nothing more is known about Annie E. Sullivan or Betty Elizabeth Evans

 

CHILDREN 1st MARRIAGE

BORN

DIED

NOTES

 

MICHAEL VALENTINE WILLIAM ALBERT DURHAM

22 JUL 1937CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

8 JUNBURIAL RECORD 1943, Romford, Essex R/DBMD, age 5, buried 15 JUN 1943, Manor Park Cemetery, EssexBURIAL RECORD [died falling from a train in the East Ham area]FAM

● the accident was reported in the “Stratford Express” newspaper at the timeFAM

● nothing more is known about him

 

living DURHAM

 

 

● married, 1? or 2? sons -  emigrated to Australia …..

● nothing more is known about him/her

 

2nd MARRIAGE: 1 DAUGHTER?, nothing more is known about her – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

3rd MARRIAGE: CHILDREN?

 

 

 

JOYCE PAULINE DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

 

born Q4 1921, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died 2004NEWSPAPER NOTICE / 2006FAM, Australia, age 83/5

 

 

married 1955, -- SHORTERFAM

 

 

born ?

 

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it is not known when Joyce Pauline emigrated to Australia, whether before or after her marriage

 

nothing more is known about -- Shorter

 

CHILDREN?

 

 

HAROLD GEORGE DURHAM’s CHILDREN

 

 

 

KATHLEEN ELIZABETH VIOLET DURHAM

GENERATION

8

 

 

born 14 APR 1916CENSUS, DEATH BMD, East Ham, EssexFAM

died MAR 2006BMD, Romford, EssexFAM, age 90

 

 

married 15 APR 1933, East Ham, EssexFAM, RONALD CECIL BALDWIN I, son of Albert Edward Baldwin and Eliza Clara Wise

 

 

born 1910, London, MiddxFAM / 17 JAN 1910CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD