Ann Faith Gibbon

F, b. 26 August 1907, d. 2 September 1997
Reference1176
Last Edited25 Apr 2018
     Ann Faith Gibbon was born on 26 August 1907 Ann was british by birth but brought up in Canada.1,2,3 She married Graham Howard Shepard, son of Ernest Howard Shepard and Florence Eleanor Chaplin, on 26 September 1931 in Guildford, Surrey, England.4,3 In 1936 Ernest was living with his children Mary and Graham and Graham's wife Ann in 5 Melina Place, Marylebone, London, England.5 Graham and Ann sailed from Southampton on 20 June 1936 on board the ship Quebec bound for Quebec. Graham was listed as a journalist and they gave their address as 5 Melina Place NW8.6 Ernest was living with his son Graham and his wife Ann in 1937 until at least 1939 in 5 Melina Place, Marylebone, London, England.5 Her husband Graham Howard Shepard died on 20 September 1943 Graham was serving in Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and lost his life while on convoy duty on H.M.S. Polyanthus as a Lieutenant and is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on panel 80 column 1.

HMS Polyanthus and other ships in the Flower class escorted convoys in the Atlantic. The scale of the Battle of the North Atlantic is highlighted by the loss of HMS Polyanthus. On the night of 19–20 September 1943, two westbound Convoys ONS18 and ON202 were facing frequent U-boat engagements, and summoned HMS Polyanthus to their aid in the wake of the near destruction of HMS Escapade and HMS Lagan. After successfully driving away U238, HMS Polyanthus was ordered to rescue the crew from the escort HMCS St. Croix which was sunk by U-305. HMS Polyanthus was then sunk by U952. At least 7 officers and 77 crew were lost, with the single known survivor drowning within days after another U boat attack on the ship that rescued him, HMS Itchen There had been 29 escorts for the forty ship convoy ON-202, sailing from Liverpool to New York. Two Liberty ships were attacked by U 238. U270 fired a torpedo at HMS Lagan which hit her stern. The explosion killed 28 of her crew. The U 270 was depth charged on 22 September by one of the escorts. Just before 22:00 hours one of the wolf pack (of no less than 17 submarines) torpedoed HMCS St. Croix I-81, another of the escorts. 148 of her crew died, 81 survivors were picked up by HMS Itchen.7,1 Ann and her daughter Minette left Cardiff in Wales on 9 December 1944 bound for St John, New Brunswick, Canada on board Erria. They gave their address as London Road, Guildford.6 Ann and her daughter Minette left St John's, Newfoundland, Canada arriving in Liverpool on 7 November 1943 on board Baltrover. They gave their address as Long Meadow, Long Meadow Road in Guildford.8 Ann lived in 7 Wonersh Court in Wonersh appearing in the electoral rolls between 1957 and 1996 when presumably she moved to Worthing.9 She died on 2 September 1997 in Worthing, Sussex, England, at age 90.1,10 The funeral and memorial service of Ann Faith Shepard took place on 10 September 1997 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.11 Her body was cremated at Guildford Crematorium and her ashes were placed in plot U3 on 19 November 1997 in Christ Church, Shamley Green, Surrey, England.1,12

Family

Graham Howard Shepard b. 7 Jul 1907, d. 20 Sep 1943
Child
  • Harriett Jessie Minette Shepard

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S14] Book owned by me Shepard's War.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1931/Q3 Guildford Volume 2a Page 319.
  5. [S7] Ancestry London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965.
  6. [S7] Ancestry UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  7. [S16] CWGC website.
  8. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  9. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Wonersh Electoral roll sheets.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes September 1997 Worthing Reg 4B14C District 7864B Entry 33.
  11. [S8] Wonersh Parish Magazine.
  12. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Christchurch burial register.

Norah M R Carroll

F, b. 1903, d. 1977
Reference1178
Last Edited11 Apr 2018
     Norah M R Carroll was born in 1903.1 She married Ernest Howard Shepard in November 1944 in Paddington, London, England, Norah was a nurse working in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.2,3 Her husband Ernest died on 24 March 1976 in Lodsworth, Sussex, England.4 She was buried in St Peter Churchyard, Lodsworth, Sussex, England.1 She died in 1977.1

Family

Ernest Howard Shepard b. 10 Dec 1879, d. 24 Mar 1976

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1944/Q4 Paddington Volume 1d Page 31.
  3. [S14] Book owned by me Shepard's War.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1976/Q1 Chichester Volume 18 Page 22o5.

Christina Frances Hicks

F, b. 1885, d. 30 May 1935
Reference1179
Last Edited25 Sep 2015
     Christina Frances Hicks was born in 1885 in Southam, Warwickshire, England.1 She married Edmund George Valpy Knox in 1912 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.2 She died on 30 May 1935 in 4 Le Braun Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, her usual address was 12 Clarence Terrace, Regents Park.3,4 Her estate was probated on 6 December 1935 in London. Administration papers with a will were issued to her husband Edmund George Valpy Knox an editor and Edmund Rawle Valpy Know a student. Her estate was valued at £5,410 8s 11d.4

Family

Edmund George Valpy Knox b. 10 May 1881, d. 2 Jan 1971
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1885/Q2 Southam Volume 6d Page 659.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1912/Q3 Lincoln Volume 7a Page 1173.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1935/Q2 Eastbourne Volume 2b Page 132 age 50.
  4. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

Edmund Rawle Valpy Knox

M, b. 1913
Reference1180
Last Edited25 Sep 2015
     Edmund Rawle Valpy Knox was born in 1913 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.1 He was the son of Edmund George Valpy Knox and Christina Frances Hicks. He received the probate of the estate of Christina Frances Knox on 6 December 1935 in London. Administration papers with a will were issued to her husband Edmund George Valpy Knox an editor and Edmund Rawle Valpy Know a student. Her estate was valued at £5,410 8s 11d.2

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1913/Q3 Lincoln Volume 7a Page 979.
  2. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.

Penelope M Knox

F, b. 17 December 1916, d. 28 April 2000
Penelope M Fitzgerald née Knox
Reference1181
Last Edited2 Dec 2015
     Penelope M Knox was born on 17 December 1916 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edmund George Valpy Knox and Christina Frances Hicks. She married Desmond J L Fitzgerald in 1942 in Hampstead, London, England.3 Penelope sailed on 16 October 1952 with her son Edmund aged 5 on board Queen Mary arriving in New York on 21 October 1952.4 They returned on board Franconia on 26 January 1953 giving Chestnut Lodge, Squires Mount in London as their address.5 She died on 28 April 2000 in Islington, London, England, at age 83 Penelope was a Booker Prize–winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. The Times included her in a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.6'

Family

Desmond J L Fitzgerald
Children
  • Edmund V K Fitzgerald
  • Christine R Fitzgerald
  • Maria Fitzgerald

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1917/Q1 Lincoln Volume 7a Page 761.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes 1942/Q3 Hampstead Volume 1a Page 1379.
  4. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  5. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes May 2000 Islington Reg B40 District 2381B Entry 11.

Desmond J L Fitzgerald

M
Reference1182
Last Edited2 Dec 2015
     Desmond J L Fitzgerald married Penelope M Knox, daughter of Edmund George Valpy Knox and Christina Frances Hicks, in 1942 in Hampstead, London, England.1

Family

Penelope M Knox b. 17 Dec 1916, d. 28 Apr 2000
Children
  • Edmund V K Fitzgerald
  • Christine R Fitzgerald
  • Maria Fitzgerald

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1942/Q3 Hampstead Volume 1a Page 1379.

Edmund Selous

M, b. 1857, d. 25 March 1934
Reference1186
Last Edited23 Sep 2016
     Edmund Selous was born in 1857 in Pancras, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Sherborn. He was the son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Selous in the 1861 census in 42 Gloucester Road, Regents Park, London, England.3 He was a son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Selous in the 1871 census in 26 Gloucester Road, Regents Park, London, England.4 Edmund attended Pembroke College Cambridge University in 1877. He was admitted to the Middle Temple on 18 November 1878 and called to the Bar on 17 November 1881.5 He married Fanny Margaret Maxwell on 13 January 1886 in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, Edmund was a well known naturalist. One of the wedding guests was apparently Oscar Wilde. They spent their honeymoon at Annesley Bank.6,7 He appeared in the household as a boarder in the 1911 census in 6 Coptie Street, Bloomsbury, London, England. Edmund was a writing journalist boarding with Rosina Ogden and boarding house keeper. He was married but I am unsure wherehis wife and family were in 1911.8 He died on 25 March 1934 in Lydwell, Buxton Road, Weymouth, Dorset, England.1 He was buried on 28 March 1934 in Wyke Regis, Dorset, England.1 His estate was probated on 26 June 1934 in London to Mary Braddon Frederica Whitehead Payne, a single lady. His effects were valued at £156,217 13s 11d.9

Family

Fanny Margaret Maxwell b. c 1863, d. 10 Sep 1955
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1857/Q3 Pancras Volume 1b Page 25.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 99 Folio 139 Page 26.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 205 Folio 82 Page 23.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes 1886/Q1 Richmond S Volume 2a Page 443.
  7. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Geralds Wood folder - www.sensationpress.com.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN1174 RG78PN39 RD12 SD1 ED5 SN345.
  9. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  10. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Fanny Margaret Maxwell

F, b. circa 1863, d. 10 September 1955
Reference1187
Last Edited23 Sep 2016
     Fanny Margaret Maxwell was born circa 1863 she was the eldest daughter of Mary Braddon and John Maxwell and named after her mothers mother and sister.1 She married Edmund Selous, son of Frederick Lokes Selous and Ann Holgate Sherborn, on 13 January 1886 in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, Edmund was a well known naturalist. One of the wedding guests was apparently Oscar Wilde. They spent their honeymoon at Annesley Bank.2,3 Fanny sailed on SS Tambora from Southampton on 31 July 1923, she was listed as being 60 years old and gave her address as Wyke Castle, near Weymouth. Another passenger was Mary Braddon Frederick Whitehead Payne aged 31 she gave her address as 2 Bramham Gardens, SW5.4 In 1924 Fanny was listed as Fanny or Mrs Edmund Selous was listed in the phone book as living in 45B Courtfield Gardens London SW5 until 1930.5 Fanny sailed on 21 April 1925 on board SS Tjerimaï leaving Southampton for Tangiers.4 Fanny returned to Uk on 19 June 1925 on SS Tabana from Tangier.1 Her husband Edmund died on 25 March 1934 in Lydwell, Buxton Road, Weymouth, Dorset, England.6 Fanny is listed as Mrs Edmund Selous in the 1946 -1955 Phone books as living in Church Woods in Wonersh. Her phone number was Bramley 2231.5 She died on 10 September 1955 in Surrey, England, her address was Church Woods in Wonersh, Surrey.7,8,9,10 Her estate was probated on 1 December 1955 in London after a will dated 30 January 1950 with a codicil dated 20 March 1951 to National Provincial Bank Lts and Matthew Robert Cobbett, an accountant. Her estate was valued at £41,971 8s 1d.10,8

Family

Edmund Selous b. 1857, d. 25 Mar 1934
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1886/Q1 Richmond S Volume 2a Page 443.
  3. [S1] Wonersh History Society Archives Geralds Wood folder - www.sensationpress.com.
  4. [S7] Ancestry UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  5. [S7] Ancestry British Phone Books, 1880-1984.
  6. [S7] Ancestry Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010.
  7. [S50] E-mails between Shirley Forster- Pirbright Genealogist and Jan Cooper from 2015.
  8. [S15] Newspaper article Surrey Advertiser 15 October 1955.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes 1955/Q3 Surrey South Western Volume 5g Page 691 age 92.
  10. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  11. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.

Ruth Fowke1

F, d. 9 August 2015
Reference1188
Last Edited3 Oct 2015
     Ruth was a talented amateur artist and helped the Church annual 'Holiday at Home' project by creating 'the scene' for their annual holidays. She painted portholes and scenes, made life sized seagulls, lifebelts, ship's bells, large palm trees as well as Olympic flames and medals. She provided colourful murals to transport the attendees to various exotic places.1 Ruth Fowke died on 9 August 2015 in Shalford, Surrey, England.1 She was buried on 7 September 2015 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.1

Sources

  1. [S8] Wonersh Parish Magazine.

William David White

M, b. circa 1889
ChartsAttfield Family
Reference1189
Last Edited19 Jul 2016
     William David White was born circa 1889. He was the son of Richard White.1 He married Winifred Rice, daughter of James Rice and Harriett Attfield, on 3 September 1919 in St Mary the Virgin, Shalford, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Thomas Charles White, James Rice and Gertrude Hannah Maria White. William was a farmer from Merrow. His father Richard was also a farmer like Winifred's father James.2

Family

Winifred Rice b. 9 Jun 1890, d. Sep 1979

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - son.
  2. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.

Richard White1

M
Reference1190
Last Edited3 Oct 2015

Family

Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - son.

Walter Roy Brett

M, b. 23 February 1912, d. March 2002
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1191
Last Edited3 Oct 2015
     Walter Roy Brett was born on 23 February 1912 in Preston, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of Walter Henry Brett and Ellen Thorne. Walter joined the Merchant Navy on 7 December 1942 signing up for 8 years. He served in the ship the Pacific as an electrician being just over six foot tall and weighing around 200 pounds. There are records of him sailing from Cardiff on 6 January 1943 arriving in New York on 20 February 1943, sailing from Glasgow to New York arriving on 9 July 1943 and from Swansea arriving in New York on 13 March 1945.3 He received the probate of the estate of Walter Henry Brett on 29 July 1960 he was a licensee.4 He died in March 2002 in Chichester, Sussex, England, at age 90.5

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1912/Q1 East Preston Volume 2b Page 591.
  2. [S7] Ancestry UK, WWII Medals Issued to Merchant Seamen, 1939-1945.
  3. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  4. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes March 2002 Chichester Reg 2DD District 7791D Entry 269 age 90.

Arthur Howard Ellis

M, b. 6 March 1905, d. October 1989
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1192
Last Edited3 Oct 2015
     Arthur Howard Ellis was born on 6 March 1905.1 He married Evelyn Margaret Brett, daughter of Walter Henry Brett and Ellen Thorne, in 1933 in Chichester, Sussex, England.2 He received the probate of the estate of Walter Henry Brett on 29 July 1960 he was a Superintendant of Police.3 His wife Evelyn died in February 1985 in Chichester, Sussex, England.4 He died in October 1989 in Chichester, Sussex, England, at age 84.5

Family

Evelyn Margaret Brett b. 18 Nov 1907, d. Feb 1985

Sources

  1. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes 1933/Q1 Chichester Volume 2b Page 242.
  3. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes February 1985 Chichester Volume 18 Page 2122 age 77.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes October 1989 Chichester Volume 18 Pagew 1785 age 84.

Jack Quinney Lewis

M, b. 10 February 1905, d. January 1984
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1193
Last Edited12 Aug 2018
     Jack Quinney Lewis was born on 10 February 1905. He married Una Ellen Brett, daughter of Walter Henry Brett and Ellen Thorne, in 1934 in Chichester, Sussex, England.1 Jack and Una sailed on 10 May 1950 from Southampton on board Queen RElizabeth arriving in New York on 15 May 1950. They gave their address as Clinton Hotel, New Jersey.2 They left Quebec on board Emppress of Scotland arriving in Liverpool on 16 June 1950. Jack was listed as a Company Director and they gave their address in UK as Crescenta Walk in Bognor Regis.3 His wife Una died in September 1970 in Chichester, Sussex, England.4 He died in January 1984 in Haringey, London, England, at age 78.5

Family

Una Ellen Brett b. 11 Apr 1910, d. Sep 1970
Children
  • Judith Lewis
  • Angela M Lewis

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1934/Q3 Chichester Volume 2b Page 1207.
  2. [S7] Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  3. [S7] Ancestry UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes September 1970 Chichester Volume 5h Page 1598 age 60.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes January 1984 Haringey Volume 12 Page 1964.

William Neal1

M
Reference1196
Last Edited3 Oct 2015

Family

Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - daughter.

Mary Ann Brett

F, b. 1846
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1197
Last Edited12 Aug 2018
     Mary Ann Brett was born in 1846 in Hampton, Middlesex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Brett and Ann Hills. She was the daughter of Richard Brett and Ann Brett in the 1851 census in High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, England.2 She witnessed the marriage of Charles Smith and Emma Brett on 23 July 1866 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England.3,4 She married Edwin Richard Perkins on 8 January 1867 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, The ceremony was witnessed by George Brett and Ann Brett. Edwin was in the Royal Engineers from Aldershot. His father William was a Gardener. Mary's father Richard was a shoemaker.3,5 She was the wife of Edwin Richard Perkins in the 1871 census in Royal Engineers Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire, England. Edwin was a Sergeant in the Royal Engineers, his wife and daughters were with him in the Barracks.6 Her husband Edwin died before 1878.7 She married Samuel Crawford on 8 June 1878 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by George Brett and Hannah Brett. Samuel was a bootmaker from Dorking like his father John Crawford. Mary Ann's father Richard Brett was also a bootmaker.8 She was the wife of Samuel Crawford in the census of 3 April 1881 Church Garden, Dorking, Surrey, England.9 She was the wife of Samuel Crawford in the 1891 census in 78 Falkland Road, Dorking, Surrey, England. Samuel was a show maker living with his wife and children.10 Her husband Samuel died in 1893 in Dorking, Surrey, England.11 She appeared in the household listed as mother in law of Arthur Ernest Cowling and Edith Annie Cowling in the 1911 census in 80 Falkland Road, Dorking, Surrey, England.12

Family 1

Edwin Richard Perkins b. c 1843, d. b 1878
Children

Family 2

Samuel Crawford b. c 1830, d. 1893
Children

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1846/Q3 Kingston Volume 4 Page 209.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1604 Folio 2165 Page 30.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1866/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 193.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes 1867/Q1 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 149.
  6. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 819 Folio 80 Page 4.
  7. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes 1878/Q2 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 219.
  9. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 796 Folio 39 Page 41.
  10. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 576 Folio 59 Page 13.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes 1893/Q4 Dorking Volume 2a Page 97.
  12. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN3186 RG78PN119 RD36 SD2 ED5 SN100.

Emma Brett

F, b. 1848
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1198
Last Edited12 Aug 2018
     Emma Brett was born in 1848 in Hampton, Middlesex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Brett and Ann Hills. She was the daughter of Richard Brett and Ann Brett in the 1851 census in High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, England.2 She married Charles Smith on 23 July 1866 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, The ceremony was witnessed by Richard Brett and Mary Ann Brett. Charles was a sergeant in the Royal Engineers in Aldershot. His father Stephen Smith was a horse dealer. Emma's father Richard was a cordwainer.3,4

Sources

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes 1848/Q2 Kingston Volume 4 Page 206.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1604 Folio 2165 Page 30.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes 1866/Q3 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 193.

James Hills1

M
Reference1199
Last Edited3 Oct 2015

Family

Child

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - daughter.

George Brett1

M, b. circa 1789, d. 30 November 1862
ChartsBrett Family
Reference1200
Last Edited12 Aug 2018
     George Brett was born circa 1789.2 He was the son of Henry Brett and Elizabeth Eliot.3 He was baptised on 26 January 1794 in Holy Trinity, Bramley, Surrey, England.4 He married Fanny Hardy on 15 March 1817 in St John the Baptist, Wonersh, Surrey, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Daniel Carnzie and Charlotte Larby.5 He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. George was a cordwainer living with his wife and three of his children, Benjamin, Caroline and Elizabeth.6 He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Wonersh Street, Wonersh, Surrey, England. George was a cordwainer living with his wife and daughter with two servants, oth cordwainers.7 He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Wonersh, Surrey, England. George was a retired shoemaker living with his wife.8 His wife Fanny died in 1861 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.9 He died on 30 November 1862 in Wonersh, Surrey, England.10,11 His estate was probated on 22 January 1863 at the Principal Registry by oaths the Executors of his son Benjamin Brett of 43 High Street, West Pimlico who was a police officer. and son in law George Louch a cordwainer from Wonersh George was described as a cordwainer and his effects were under £100.11

Family

Fanny Hardy b. c 1791, d. 1861
Children

Sources

  1. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937 - son.
  2. [S5] Based on educated guess - based on either census or GRO records.
  3. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812.
  4. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 - no image.
  5. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Marriages, 1754-1937.
  6. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 1 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1045/7 Folio 6 Page 5.
  7. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1597 Folio 397 Page 9.
  8. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG Piece 438 Folio 181 Page 4.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes 1861/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 68 aged 70.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes 1862/Q4 Hambledon Volume 2a Page 68.
  11. [S7] Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  12. [S7] Ancestry Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.