DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

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Edward Dowling1,2,3,3,3,3,4,5,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

M, #228, b. about 1810, d. between 29 May 1859 and 1 May 1868

Parents

  • Father*: Dowling (b. about 1775, d. about 1840)
  • Mother*: (b. about 1780, d. DECEASED)
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Judith Hogan (b. about 1810, d. 6 January 1881)





Person Exhibits

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BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Edward Dowling was born in 1795 in IrelandG, PROBABLY Laois.12
  • Birth: He was born about 1810 in IrelandG, PROBABLY Laois.
  • Marriage: He and Judith Hogan were married before December 1835 in IrelandG, Probably Laois.
  • Death: He died between 29 May 1859 and 1 May 1868 PROBALY Laois; before 1881 when Julia shown a widow; before 1May1868 when shown deceased at daughter Mary's marriage; No likely entry in civil deaths for Mountmellick.8,13,10

Other Facts

  • Name: Edward Dowling was also known as Edward Doolan.14
  • Residence: He resided in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, Dysartbeagh, Queen's County.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 228.
  • Residence: He resided in Killeany, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, in 1830.5
  • Residence: He resided in Clonard, Clonenagh & Clonaghee, Laois, IrelandG, in 1830.5
  • Residence: He resided in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, on 13 December 1835 Baptism of son John.11
  • Possessions: He possessed Occupier/lessor of Property in in 1850 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.15
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, on 11 December 1851.16
  • Residence: He resided in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, on 11 December 1851.16
  • Residence: He resided in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, in 1853 Clonenagh and Clonagheen; Map Reference: 35; Immediate Lessor: George Clements; Tenement:Land; Land: 29 Acres 0.3 Acres; Land Value: £16.10.0; Buidings: -; Total: £16.10.0.6
  • Possessions: He possessed Occupier of Property in in 1855 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.17
  • Possessions: He possessed Occupier of Property in 1855 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.18
  • Possessions: He possessed Removal of Name as Occupier of Property in in 1861 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.19,19
  • Possessions: He possessed Edward again shown as Occupier of Property between 1861 and 1862 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.20
  • Possessions: He possessed Absence of Name as Occupier of Property between 1862 and 1864 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.21
  • Occupation: He was a Farmer in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, between 1 February 1864 and 9 November 1875.14,12,7

Narrative

The estimated birth date for Edward Dowling (or Doolan) is around 1810 in the Clonenagh and Clonagheen Parish near Mountrath in Queen's County in Ireland. The Townsland of birth could have been Disertbeagh (the family home that he lived in) or Clonard (where gravestones in Clonenagh show a location of origin for alleged ancestors. I estimate him dying between 1860 to 1870 in Disertbeagh.
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The Tithes were a Church of Ireland (protestant) tax on one's annual income from farming of about one tenth of the value. Tithe payment was a cause of much civil unrest throughout Ireland at the time. They used to paid 'in kind' but after 1820 were in cash. The Applotment Books showed significant land holders only and the land measurements are in the 'plantation' or 'Irish' acres.

In 1829, according to the Tithe Applotment Book, John Dowling is the only Dowling shown in the family home area of Disertbeagh. John lived on a plot of 2 first class acres, 1 acre and 3 roods of second class land, 2 acres and 3 Roods and 15 poles of third class land, amounting to a tithe of 5 shillings, eleven and three quarter pence. This John could have been Edward's father. Edward being about 20 years old at the time, or a brother who died and left the land to Edward. This would appear to be the land, no doubt with a small house, where this branch of the Dowling family were raised.
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Edward's siblings are not known exactly but would include John and Bridget. Members of the family have told me they believe one of his brothers fathered a son Michael Dowling (in Laois this is like a statement of the obvious!). ‘Edward’s’ children, according to the memory of Michael Joseph Dowling of Westfields, were:

1st Thomas
2nd Michael
3rd Edward
4th John
5th Julia
6th Kate

The list is in order of age but, at best, he would have been a child at the time of their deaths. This list should be accepted with care as records do not confirm it clearly. These children would have all been born before birth registration which came in, in Ireland, 1 January 1864. No usable censuses are available for this time.

I researched through the Clonenagh and Clonagheen Parish Church Records of Baptisms for Mountrath 1823 to 1880 in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, which cover many townslands including Dysartbeagh. They are difficult to read on microfilm. Part of the problem is atrocious writing by priests and some sections are even missing (many priests did not appear to take record keeping seriously). Some difficulties are also due to poor photography. The records from 13th May 1867 to 26th December 1880 are in tabled registers but often no clearer. Note also that the index to this baptism register at St. Finton’s Church was compiled by schoolchildren and, although a good attempt at deciphering, is not 100% reliable. I also checked the Marriage Register for the same location from 16th August 1867 to 27th July 1880.

The records viewed show a number of Dowling's but at the appropriate times different spellings are used. Below is an abridged transcript of the records which are most likely to refer to relatives (words enclosed in brackets indicate words that were difficult to read). The last pair of names before the location are the "sponsors" often shown "Sps" abbreviated to "//", these are generally the 'God-parents' or Sponsors.:

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Baptisms
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1835 Dec -- John Edw. Dowling Judy (Horan or Horaw)
// John Fitzpatrick et Mary Bergan, Disartbeagh
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1837 Jun 25 Bridget Edw. o Dowling Judy Hogan(more Hogan than Keagan)
- Willm. & Hannah Cunningham, Knockanina
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1839 Jun16 Michael Edward Dooling = Judy (Hogan)
= Bridget (Bergan or Beagon) = (M-) Kelly, Dysartbeagh
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1841 Aug 15 Mary of Edward & Judy Dooly
// John (Keagan or Hogan) Mary Doolin, Dysartbeagh
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1843 Oct 29 Thomas of Edward & Julia (Doolan)
ss James (Bergan/Behgan) & Ellen (Rooney), Disert(be----)
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1846 Jan 10 Judith Edw.o Dowling & Judith (Hogan/Heagan but K & H look similar)
ss Cath. (Hogan/Keagan) Bridget Purcell, Dysartbeagh
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1847 Aug 30 James of Edw.o Dowling & Judy (Keagan)
// Paddy (Keagan) Brid. Dowling, Disertbeagh
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1849 Oct 18 John Edw.o Doolin & Judy (Keagan)
ss (Jn) o Doolin (Ann Keagan), Disertbeagh
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Locals advise that it is common for Dowling to be misspelled Doolan or Doolin due to the spoken pronunciation of the name. Moreover, Thomas' father was probably illiterate and not in a position to correct the priest’s spelling. I am satisfied that these are our ancestors despite the difference between the above list and the one supplied by Michael Joseph. This is because:

a) the names are close to those expected (note here that when Thomas married Bridget Phelan in Kyle his name was shown as Doolin and this IS definitely my ancestor),

b) the records identify dates at around the correct time. If the Thomas born on 29th October 1843 was the same as our ancestor Thomas who died on 7th March 1910 he would have been 66 years old. That is just what the Death Certificate states.

c) the location for Thomas, and the others above, in the Parish records shows Dysartbeagh as the home location. This is a small place with only a few houses and whilst there may be many Dowling's the odds are against two families of similar names.

Mrs. Anne Kirwen, who I visited on a farm on the Abbeyleix Road out of Mountrath, "remembers the family well." Because she was related to the Kirwans and they in turn were related to the Dowling's she is quite sure that Thomas Dowling's mother was called Julia Mary. Mrs Kirwen was elderly, as well as possessed of a good memory, and it is difficult to confirm her recollection by records. However, what was, possibly, co-incidental was finding out afterwards that Thomas Doolan’s parents were shown as Edward and Julia!

Thomas Dowling (son of Daniel Joseph) recalled no Horan's but did say that the Hogans lived near Mountrath. Of course Julia may be from a different family entirely.

Using the order of children from the Baptism Register and applying the Irish naming convention Edward's father would have been John (as in the Tithe Applotment Books), his mother would have been Bridget, his wife's father was Michael, his wife's mother was Mary and his wife Judith (as stated in these baptism records).

Siblings:
The 'Godparents' shown in the Parish records are traditionally likely to include siblings at some stage. Some females may be sisters with there married names shown although they could equally be sisters of Judy Hogan.

Year Possibly Blood Related Godparent Godparent Unrelated by Blood
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1835 Mary Bergan John Fitzpatrick
1837 Hannah Cunningham Willm. Cunningham
1839 Bridget Bergan or Beagon M- Kelly
1841 Mary Doolin John (Keagan or Hogan)
1843 Ellen (Rooney) James (Bergan/Behgan)
1846 Bridget Purcell Cath. (Hogan/Keagan)
1847 Brid. Dowling Paddy (Keagan)
1849 Jn o Doolin (Ann Keagan)
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Further evidence can be gained from Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland in 1850 which, in it’s survey of Dysartbeagh, shows the information as shown in the following extract:

Primary Valuation of Tenements Parish of Clonenagh and Clonagheen taken in 1850

NO AND NAMES CONTENT OF LAND [A.R.P.]
LETTER TOWNSLAND IMMEDIATE DESCRIPTION NET.
*Check this death again*.

Citations

  1. [S44] SOURCE: (Full): Office of the Registrar General, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2.,
    Source Combined Fields: Source Medium: Civil Registry
    Source Quality: Excellent

    Civil Registration in Ireland started in 1863.,
    Repository: Ireland,
    Citation Detail: 140,
    Citation Text: 9 November 1875 at Catholic Chapel of Ballaghmore in
    Registrar District: Roscrea in Queen's County, Ireland
    Thomas Doolan Full Bachelor Farmer Dysart Beg of Edward Doolan Farmer
    Bridget Phelan Full Spinster Farmer Lacka of Daniel Phelan Farmer
    Witnesess: William Kirwan and Mary Phelan
  2. [S875] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Celtic Catholic Registers. Digitized images. Dublin, Ireland: E-Celtic, Limited.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Judith Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Judith Dowling
  3. [S875] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - James Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - John Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Michael Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Bridget Dowling
  4. [S889] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <p>Catholic Parish Registers, National Library of Ireland, Ireland. Published under the National Library of Ireland's Terms of Use of Material made available on <a target="_blank" href="http://registers.nli.ie">registers.nli.ie</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 04199 / 02,
    Citation Text: Record for Edward Dowling
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Edward Dowling
  5. [S1249] SOURCE: (Full): Heritage World and the Genealogical Publishing Company,
    Source Combined Fields: Tithe applotment books for Northern Ireland, 1823-1828. National Archives, Dublin and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

    Tithe Applotment Books. National Archives of Ireland. 13 rolls. Dublin, Ireland.

    ,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Edward Dowling
  6. [S1091] SOURCE: (Full): Heritage World Family History Services,
    Source Combined Fields: Version: Original; Record set: Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Land & Estates; Collections from: Ireland;
    Repository: Find My Past,
    Citation Detail: Record for DOWLING, EDWARD,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2008:-
    Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, 1847-1864 - Edward Dowling
  7. [S1212] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. MARRIAGE Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie,
    Repository: National Archives of Ireland Genealogy Website,
    Citation Detail: Party 1 Name: JOHN KEENAN ; Party 2 Name: BRIDGET DOWLING ; Date of Event: 01 February 1864 ; Group Registration ID: 3019657 ; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick ; Image
  8. [S1212] SOURCE (Short):, Title: Ireland, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, MARRIAGE Register, Citation Detail: Party 1 Name: PETER BRENNAN ; Party 2 Name: MARY DOWLING ; Date of Event: 01 May 1868 ; Group Registration ID: 3056515 ; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick : Image
  9. [S2647] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Laois. Mountrath. Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers; Category: Institutions & organisations; Subcategory: Courts & Legal; Collections from: Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDWARD DOWLING, PATRICK DOWLING, JUDITH DOWLING; Reference: 135 to 142,
    Citation Text: Year: 1852; Date: 15/01/1852; Role: Defendant; Residence: Dycertheagh, Clonenagh; Court: Mountrath; County: Laois (Queen's); Country: Ireland
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1852-135-142
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1852-143-147
  10. [S2767] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (Ireland, Laois, MOUNTRATH CAPPINRUSH --[RI]--). "Ireland Roman Catholic Parish MARRIAGES, 1827-1899 Transcripts".

    © 2019 Copyright Irish Midlands Ancestry (Laois + Offaly); Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, County of Laois ;
    Microfilm 04201/04: Marriages: 13 Jun 1827 to 28 Jul 1869;
    Microfilm 04201/06; Marriages: 16 Aug 1867 to 7 Nov 1881;
    Transcripts: 1827 to 1899,
    Repository: www.rootsireland.ie - Irish Family History Foundation [RI],
    Citation Detail: Marriage of BRENNAN, PETER to MARY DOWLING in Mountrath parish,
    Citation Text: 27-Feb-2020:- 3-May-1868; Both of Dysertbeagh; Peter bachelor Farmer's Son over 21, son of farmer John Brennan; Mary spinster over 21 daughter of farmer Edward Dowling; Witnesses: Edward Dowling & Julia Brennan; Church: Cappinrush; Priest: Martin Nowlan PP; ALSO SPARSE DUPLICATE ENTRY AT https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php?recordid=299468&type=mch&recordCentre=laoisoffaly&page=62
    Map-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-RC-Parish
  11. [S1938] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (Ireland, Laois, MOUNTRATH). Ireland Roman Catholic Parish BAPTISMS 1823-1902. Digital images. National Library of Ireland (NLI) Catholic Registers at the NLI. https://registers.nli.ie/ : see citation.

    Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin;| County of Laois;
    Microfilm 04201 / 04 Baptisms: 12 Oct. 1823 to 21 Apr. 1867;
    Microfilm 04201 / 05 Baptisms: 13 May 1867 to 07 Feb. 1881;
    Transcripts: 1823 - 1902 - © 2020 Copyright Irish Midlands Ancestry (Laois + Offaly),
    Citation Detail: Baptism of DOWLING, JOHN in Mountrath parish, Laois, Ireland;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 1995:- 13-Dec-1835; to Edw Dowling & Judy Horan; Sponsors: John Fitzpatrick & Mary Bergin;
    Birth-Dowling-John-1835-12-13-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-Baptism
    Map-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-RC-Parish
  12. [S166] SOURCE: (Full):
    Citation Detail: 299,
    Citation Text: 9 November 1872 Kilmalogue, Edward Doolan, male, married, 77 years, labourer, Gradual decline no med att., Michl. Doolan present at death Kilmalogue, 8 (?) November 1872
  13. [S1211] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. DEATH Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie,
    Repository: National Archive of Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Name: JULIA DOWLING; Year of Death: 1881; Group Registration ID: 6802690; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick; Deceased Age at Death: 71; Image
  14. [S25] SOURCE: (Full):
    Citation Detail: Party 1 NameTHOMAS DOOLAN Party 2 NameBRIDGET PHELAN Date of Event09 November 1875 Group Registration ID2868644 SR District/Reg AreaRoscrea Image,
    Citation Text: 9 November 1875 at Catholic Chapel of Ballaghmore in Registrar District: Roscrea in Queen's County, Ireland Thomas Doolan Full Bachelor Farmer Dysart Beg of Edward Doolan Farmer Bridget Phelan Full Spinster Farmer Lacka of Daniel Phelan Farmer Witnesess: William Kirwan and Mary Phelan
  15. [S118] SOURCE: (Full): Sir Richard Griffith,
    Source Combined Fields: Source Medium: Microfilm
    Source Quality: Excellent

    A list of property occupiers as of a particular date between 1848 and 1864 (Clonenagh & Clonagheen: 1850). It records almost every head of family directly after the famine and at the beginning of highest emigration.,
    Repository: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
    Citation Detail: 31/148 - Parish of Clonagheen, Townsland of Dysartbeagh,
    Citation Text: Lot 30a, House leased by Edward Dowling to Daniel Morrissey
    Lot 32, House and land leased by Edward Dowling to Anne Fitzpatrick
    Lot 34, House and land, leased by Edward Dowling to Simon Duaan
    Lot 35a, Land of 29/0/3 Acres, Edward Dowling leased to him by George Clements
    Lot 35b, House leased by Edward Dowling to Robert Lalor
  16. [S2647] SOURCE (Short):, Title: Ireland, Laois, Mountrath, Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, Citation Detail: Record for EDWARD DOWLING
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1851-A
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1851-B
  17. [S195] SOURCE: (Full): Irish Valuation Office,
    Source Combined Fields: Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good

    Around 1855 to 1968
    Lot numbers refer to maps of the time.,
    Repository: Valuation Office, 6 Ely place, Dublin 2. Fax: 6789646,
    Citation Detail: 1855 to 1861,
    Citation Text: Lot 31 Edward Dowling Occupier, Land. Crossed out 1861
    Lot 31a Edward Dowling Lessor, House. Crossed out 1861
    Lot 32 Edward Dowling Occupier, House, offices & land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
    Lot 33Aa Edward Dowling Lessor, House, Office & Land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
    Lot 35/36 Edward Dowling, Occupier, House & Land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
  18. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1855 to 1861
  19. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1855-1861
  20. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1861-1862
  21. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1862-1864

Judith Hogan1,2,2,3

F, #229, b. about 1810, d. 6 January 1881

Parents

  • Father*: Hogan (d. DECEASED)
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Edward Dowling (b. about 1810, d. between 29 May 1859 and 1 May 1868)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-IRL-Female-DNA-Linked-at.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Judith Hogan was born about 1810 in IrelandG.4
  • Marriage: She and Edward Dowling were married before December 1835 in IrelandG, Probably Laois.
  • Death: She died on 6 January 1881 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, Age: 71; Marital Status: Widowed; Informant: Thomas Dowling son present at death; Index: Mountmellick - 1881.4

Other Facts

  • Name: Judith Hogan was also known as Judy Hogan.
  • Name: She was also known as Judy Horan.5
  • Name: She was also known as Judy Hogan.2,2
  • Name: She was also known as Judith Dowling.6,7,8,9,10
  • Name: She was also known as Julia Dowling.4
  • Name: She was also known as Julia Horan.
  • Name: She was also known as Judith Hogan-Horan.
  • Name: She was also known as Julia Hogan.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 229.
  • Residence: She resided in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland, on 13 December 1835 Baptism of son John.5
  • Possessions: She possessed Shown as occupier lessor of property in 1861 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.6,11
  • Possessions: She possessed Shown as occupier lessor of property between 1862 and 1864 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.7
  • Possessions: She possessed Shown as occupier, lessor of property between 1864 and 1874 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.8
  • Possessions: She possessed Removal of Name as Occupier, lessor of Property in 1876 in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland.9
  • Residence: She resided in Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG, before 6 January 1881 Dysartbeagh, Queen's County.4
  • Occupation: She was a Farmer [Dysartbeagh, Queen's County] in Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG, before 6 January 1881.4

Narrative

Julia Hogan or Horan is believed to be the wife of Edward (his name is also unconfirmed). Her name came from the Baptism Register at St. Finton's Church for the parish of Clonenagh as mother of Thomas(unconfirmed). Thomas (son of Daniel Joseph) says he remembers that Hogans lived in Clonin.
Although the register contains references to Judy and Horan these are believed to be spelling errors as Horan is an unusual name in the area. Further the name of Julia is passed down to daughters in several branches of the family. Mrs Anne Kirwen, elderly source in 1986, believes her middle name to be Mary but is not
sure.

Julia Dowling worked as a farmer at Dysartbeagh, Queen's County Ireland up to her death as a widow on 6th January 1881. She had suffered Chronic Bronchitis for years and died in the presence of her son Thomas.

Citations

  1. [S875] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Celtic Catholic Registers. Digitized images. Dublin, Ireland: E-Celtic, Limited.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Judith Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Judith Dowling
  2. [S875] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - James Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Bridget Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Michael Dowling
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - John Dowling
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    Source Combined Fields: <p>Catholic Parish Registers, National Library of Ireland, Ireland. Published under the National Library of Ireland's Terms of Use of Material made available on <a target="_blank" href="http://registers.nli.ie">registers.nli.ie</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 04199 / 02,
    Citation Text: Record for Edward Dowling
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Edward Dowling
  4. [S1211] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. DEATH Register.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie,
    Repository: National Archive of Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Name: JULIA DOWLING; Year of Death: 1881; Group Registration ID: 6802690; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick; Deceased Age at Death: 71; Image
  5. [S1938] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Roman Catholic Church (Ireland, Laois, MOUNTRATH). Ireland Roman Catholic Parish BAPTISMS 1823-1902. Digital images. National Library of Ireland (NLI) Catholic Registers at the NLI. https://registers.nli.ie/ : see citation.

    Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin;| County of Laois;
    Microfilm 04201 / 04 Baptisms: 12 Oct. 1823 to 21 Apr. 1867;
    Microfilm 04201 / 05 Baptisms: 13 May 1867 to 07 Feb. 1881;
    Transcripts: 1823 - 1902 - © 2020 Copyright Irish Midlands Ancestry (Laois + Offaly),
    Citation Detail: Baptism of DOWLING, JOHN in Mountrath parish, Laois, Ireland;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 1995:- 13-Dec-1835; to Edw Dowling & Judy Horan; Sponsors: John Fitzpatrick & Mary Bergin;
    Birth-Dowling-John-1835-12-13-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-Baptism
    Map-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-RC-Parish
  6. [S195] SOURCE: (Full): Irish Valuation Office,
    Source Combined Fields: Source Medium: Book
    Source Quality: Good

    Around 1855 to 1968
    Lot numbers refer to maps of the time.,
    Repository: Valuation Office, 6 Ely place, Dublin 2. Fax: 6789646,
    Citation Detail: 1855-61,
    Citation Text: Lot 31 Edward Dowling Occupier, Land. Crossed out 1861
    Lot 31a Edward Dowling Lessor, House. Crossed out 1861
    Lot 32 Edward Dowling Occupier, House, offices & land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
    Lot 33Aa Edward Dowling Lessor, House, Office & Land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
    Lot 35/36 Edward Dowling, Occupier, House & Land. Crossed out 1861 for Judith Dowling
  7. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1862-1864
  8. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1864-1874
  9. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1874-1882
  10. [S2647] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland. Laois. Mountrath. Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Digital images. Find My Past. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : 2019.

    Record set: Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers; Category: Institutions & organisations; Subcategory: Courts & Legal; Collections from: Ireland,
    Citation Detail: Record for EDWARD DOWLING, PATRICK DOWLING, JUDITH DOWLING; Reference: 135 to 142,
    Citation Text: Year: 1852; Date: 15/01/1852; Role: Defendant; Residence: Dycertheagh, Clonenagh; Court: Mountrath; County: Laois (Queen's); Country: Ireland
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1852-135-142
    Doc-Courts-Dowling-Edward-IRL-Laois-Mountrath-1852-143-147
  11. [S195] SOURCE (Short): Irish Valuation Office, Title: Land Cancelled Books - Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Ireland, Citation Detail: 1855-61

Dowling

M, #230, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Margaret (b. about 1920, d. 24 December 1944)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Death: Dowling died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Dowling had reference number 230.

Narrative

From metal cross in South Clonenagh Cemetery; "In Loving memory of Margaret Dowling died 24th December 1944 and her step-daughter Mary died 17th February 1947RIP."

Delaney

F, #235, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Kirwan (d. DECEASED)

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Delaney and Kirwan were married UNKNOWN.
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Delaney had reference number 235.

Mary Anne Ennis1,2,3

F, #236, b. before 16 June 1850, d. UNKNOWN

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: James Moore (b. 1851, d. before 2 April 1911)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-IRL-Female.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Mary Anne Ennis was born before 16 June 1850 in Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland, probably Monasop, Cardtown, Queen's County.3
  • Birth: She was born in 1851 in Laois, IrelandG, Queen's County.4
  • Birth: She was born in 1854 in Laois, IrelandG, Queen's County.5
  • Marriage: She and James Moore were married on 27 November 1873 in Camross, Offerlane, Laois, Ireland, Mountmellick - Jan-Mar Index: Volume 18 Page 453 FHL Film Number 101252; Witnesses: Lawrence Moore of Gloubine? and Mary Lorpey of Castlemoor.1,2
  • Death: She died UNKNOWN.

Other Facts

  • Name: Mary Anne Ennis was also known as Maryanne Ennis.6
  • Name: She was also known as Mary Ennis.7,6
  • Name: She was also known as Mary Moore.5
  • Name: She was also known as Mary Anne Moore.4
  • Residence: She resided in Gastien.2
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 236.
  • Baptism: She was baptised on 16 June 1850 in Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland.3
  • Residence: She resided in Camross, Offerlane, Laois, Ireland, on 27 November 1873 Monasop, Cardtown, Queen's County.2
  • Residence: She resided in Gurteen, Killabban, Laois, Ireland, on 4 March 1881.6
  • Religious Affiliation: She was affiliated with Roman Catholic on 31 March 1901 in Laois, IrelandG.
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Cardtown, Laois, Ireland.5
  • Residence: She resided in Cardtown, Laois, Ireland, on 31 March 1901 House 1 Gorteennameale, Cardtown, Queen's County.5
  • Residence: She resided in Cardtown, Laois, Ireland, on 2 April 1911 House 1 Monasop, Cardtown, Queen's County.4
  • Occupation: She was a Farmer in Cardtown, Laois, Ireland, on 2 April 1911.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Cardtown, Laois, Ireland.4

Citations

  1. [S762] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Repository: www.ancestry.co.uk,
    Citation Text: Record for James Moore
  2. [S889] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <p>Catholic Parish Registers, National Library of Ireland, Ireland. Published under the National Library of Ireland's Terms of Use of Material made available on <a target="_blank" href="http://registers.nli.ie">registers.nli.ie</a>.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 05014 / 08,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Anne Ennis
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Mary Anne Ennis
  3. [S889] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, Citation Detail: Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 04204 / 03
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Mary Anne Ennis
  4. [S846] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census of Ireland 1901/1911</i>. The National Archives of Ireland. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/: accessed,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Class: RG14,
    Citation Text: Record for Mary Anne Moore
  5. [S830] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Census of Ireland 1901/1911. The National Archives of Ireland. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/: accessed 31 May 2013.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for James Moore
  6. [S889] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, Citation Detail: Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 05014 / 07
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Rody Moore
    Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 - Moore
  7. [S777] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620–1911, Salt Lake City, Utah: Family Search,
    Repository: www.ancestry.co.uk,
    Citation Text: Record for James Moore

O'Meara

M, #237, b. UNKNOWN, d. DECEASED
  • This person appears in the following lists:- : Coopers

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: O'Meara was born UNKNOWN.
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: O'Meara had reference number 237.

Narrative

Of Roscrea. The owner of the pub where Daniel Joseph Dowling worked at the turn of the century.

Ella Rose Cocking1

F, #238, b. 28 July 1919, d. June 2003

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Cyril Leonard Stephens (b. 14 April 1924, d. 24 March 2008)

  • Living Stephens
  • Living Stephens+





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Cocking-Rose-Ella-70
Photo-Cocking-Rose-Ella-30.jpg
PhotoGroup-Cocking-Rose-Chalkley-Herbert-Cocking-Margaret-1939.jpg
Place-ENG-Hertfordshiore-Old-Knebworth-26-Park-Lane
Photo-Cocking-Rose-Ella-21.jpg
Photo-Cocking-Rose-Ella-20.jpg
Photo-Cocking-Rose-Ella-1986.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ella Rose Cocking was born on 28 July 1919 in Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Mulbery Cottages; Informant: Mother of Lower Nup End Codicote; Index: Hitchin - 1919 Jul-Sep Volume 3a Page 1147.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage: She and Herbert William George Farrington were married on 5 October 1939 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, Parish Church.5
  • Marriage: She and Cyril Leonard Stephens were married on 29 March 1952 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, St. Mary's and Thomas A'Becke.
  • Death: She died in June 2003, at age 83, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, 79 Abbey Road.2

Other Facts

  • Name: Ella Rose Cocking was also known as Rose Ellen Cockings.5
  • Name: She was also known as Rose E Farrington.4,6
  • Name: She was also known as Rose Ella Stephens.2
  • Name: She was also known as Ella R Cocking.3
  • Name: She was also known as Rose E Cockings.4
  • Reference Number: She had reference number Coc,1,A.
  • Religious Affiliation: She was affiliated with Church of England after 28 July 1919.
  • Christening: She was christened on 4 June 1923 in Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.7
  • Education: She was educated in 1924 Could read & write.
  • Occupation: She was a Domestic Servant about 1935.
  • Residence: She resided in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, on 29 September 1939 Hillcroft, Deard's End Lane.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1939 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.4
  • Occupation: She was a Domestic servant in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, on 29 September 1939.4
  • Residence: She resided in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, before 5 October 1939 Hillcroft, Deard's End Lane.5
  • Occupation: She was Leading Air Woman, Womans Royal Air Force in 1945.
  • Residence: She resided in Hayes, Middlesex, England, in 1951 77 Yeading Lane, Hayes & Harlington.6
  • Occupation: She was a Cook; at Quarrendon School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, between 1952 and 1990.
  • Residence: She resided in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, between 1952 and June 2003 79 Abbey Road.
  • Residence: She resided in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1997.
  • Medical: Hypertension, Angina, Rhumatoid Arthrytis, Knee replacement.

Narrative

Rose (christened Ella Rose COCKING) was born on 28th July 1919 at Mulbery Cottages where her Grandmother lived. Her parents were George William COCKING, a master shoemaker, and Rosanna CHALKLEY. Rose then lived with her with parents at Farm Cottages, Hoggs Norton, Lower Nupend, Old Knebworth from birth until about 1922. Rose was the first child of two, her sister was Margaret (called 'Ciss') born in 1921.

Rose and Ciss, still only babies, then suffered the loss of their mother, Rosanna, in 1922 from peritonitus and double pneumonia. She died aged only 28 years. The two girls were then being looked after by their Grand-mother Adeline NORTH, who had moved in as their father George had himself gone into a sanatorium with tuberculosis.

Rose can remember, or was told, about when her grandmother was discussing with her father George William about going into the sanatorium. In describing it as a terrible place he told of people 'spewing blood up the walls' and that he would not go there again. With the prospect of death Adeline asked what he would do with the girls to which he replied, no doubt suffering from the illness, that "they could go into the workhouse like he would have done."

They then moved to the Mullberry Cottages, Old Knebworth in 1922 when Rose was only 3 years old until about 1924 when their father finally died from the tuberculosis he contracted in the World War One trenches.

They lived with Adeline and Uncle Herbert CHALKLEY at Mulberry Cottages until 1927 when they all moved, with Rose aged 8 years old, to Hayes Farm, Aston, Stevenage. This was because Herbert, a Farm Worker, had to move to keep in employment. For the same reason they moved to 26 Park Lane, Old Knebworth in 1931 when Rose was 12 years old. She could remember playing in the Rectory Lane in Stevenage and watching the 'Flying Scotsman' railway engine as it sped through the village.

Rose and Margaret were often, if not always, dressed alike. Grandmother Adeline used to buy material and take them to a neighbour up the road, Mrs Webb, who was a 'Court Dressmaker' and she would make up dresses for both girls.

Rose's first school was the Church of England School in Old Knebworth after which she attended the Secondary School in Knebworth. Rose remembers that one of her uncles, on the Chalkley side, was a postillion rider on the Queen's Coach and used to come home sometimes with all his fine red livery. Adeline, Rose's grandmother, used to receive 7 shillings and 6 pence from the Royal British Legion to look after the two girls and Rose can remember going to the parties they organised.

On leaving school, aged 14 years, Rose took up employment as a Housemaid. Later when aged 17 years she was employed by a Dutch family as a Housekeeper and General Cook.

World War Two broke out in 1939 and she married her first husband Herbert FARRINGTON but he died a year later of tuberculosis. There were no children from this first marriage and Rose was left with a State Widows Pension of 10 shillings a week.

Shortly after that in 1941, aged 21 years, Rose joined the Women's Royal Air Force as a cook in the Officer's Mess of 11 Operational Training Unit, Basingbourne, Royston, Hertfordshire. She left in 1946 as a Leading Air Woman and was awarded a medal herself for service during 1939/45. At processions she would wear this and, as she was entitled to do so, her father's medals from the previous war.

From 1946 to late 1947 Rose worked at Daintree House, Petworth, Sussex. as a Housemaid.

Rose met Cyril Leonard STEPHENS, an aircraft designer for Fairey Aviation, and went to live with them in Hayes. Cyril's mother, Lily, said, "If you're going to get married you should get a better job." Rose took employment with Quaker Oats (cereal manufacturer) in Southall.

Rose and Cyril were married on 29th March 1952 and lived at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury. Here they had two children Pauline born in 1954 and Carole born in 1957.

Rose became a cook for Quarrendon School, Aylesbury and later the local Police Headquarters. For most of her middle life Rose was a Girl Guides Association Guide Leader and "Brown Owl" organising camps and activities for young girls.

She retired to her home at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury. Rose (christened Ella Rose COCKING) was born on 28th July 1919 at Mulbery Cottages where her Grandmother lived. Her parents were George William COCKING, a master shoemaker, and Rosanna CHALKLEY. Rose then lived with her with parents at Farm Cottages, Hoggs Norton, Lower Nupend, Old Knebworth from birth until about 1922. Rose was the first child of two, her sister was Margaret (called 'Ciss') born in 1921.

Rose and Ciss, still only babies, then suffered the loss of their mother, Rosanna, in 1922 from peritonitus and double pneumonia. She died aged only 28 years. The two girls were then being looked after by their Grand-mother Adeleline NORTH, who had moved in as their father George had himself gone into a sanatorium with tuberculosis.

Rose can remember, or was told, about when her grandmother was discussing with her father George William about going into the sanatorium. In describing it as a terrible place he told of people 'spewing blood up the walls' and that he would not go there again. With the prospect of death Adeline asked what he would do with the girls to which he replied, no doubt suffering from the illness, that "they could go into the workhouse like he would have done."

They then moved to the Mullberry Cottages, Old Knebworth in 1922 when Rose was only 3 years old until about 1924 when their father finally died from the tuberculosis he contracted in the World War One trenches.

They lived with Adeline and Uncle Herbert CHALKLEY at Mulberry Cottages until 1927 when they all moved, with Rose aged 8 years old, to Hayes Farm, Aston, Stevenage. This was because Herbert, a Farm Worker, had to move to keep in employment. For the same reason they moved to 26 Park Lane, Old Knebworth in 1931 when Rose was 12 years old.

Rose and Margaret were often, if not always, dressed alike. Grandmother Adeline used to buy material and take them to a neighbour up the road, Mrs Webb, who was a 'Court Dressmaker' and she would make up dresses for both girls.

Rose's first school was the Church of England School in Old Knebworth after which she attended the Secondary School in Knebworth. Rose remembers that one of her uncles, on the Chalkley side, was a postillion rider on the Queen's Coach and used to come home sometimes with all his fine red livery. Adeline, Rose's grandmother, used to receive 7 shillings and 6 pence from the Royal British Legion to look after the two girls and Rose can remember going to the parties they organised.

On leaving school, aged 14 years, Rose took up employment as a Housemaid. Later when aged 17 years she was employed by a Dutch family as a Housekeeper and General Cook.

World War Two broke out in 1939 and she married her first husband Herbert FARRINGTON but he died a year later of tuberculosis. There were no children from this first marriage and Rose was left with a State Widows Pension of 10 shillings a week.

Shortly after that in 1941, aged 21 years, Rose joined the Women's Royal Air Force as a cook in the Officer's Mess of 11 Operational Training Unit, Basingbourne, Royston, Hertfordshire. She left in 1946 as a Leading Air Woman and was awarded a medal herself for service during 1939/45. At processions she would wear this and, as she was entitled to do so, her father's medals from the previous war.

From 1946 to late 1947 Rose worked at Daintree House, Petworth, Sussex. as a Housemaid.

Rose met Cyril Leonard STEPHENS, an aircraft designer for Fairey Aviation, and went to live with them in Hayes. Cyril's mother, Lily, said, "If you're going to get married you should get a better job." Rose took employment with Quaker Oats (cereal manufacturer) in Southall.

Rose and Cyril were married on 29th March 1952 and lived at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury. Here they had two children Pauline born in 1954 and Carole born in 1957.

Rose became a cook for Quarrendon School, Aylesbury and later the local Police Headquarters. For most of her middle life Rose was a Girl Guides Association Guide Leader and "Brown Owl" organising camps and activities for young girls.

She retired to her home at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury.
Rose (christened Ella Rose COCKING) was born on 28th July 1919 at Mulbery Cottages where her Grandmother lived. Her parents were George William COCKING, a master shoemaker, and Rosanna CHALKLEY. Rose then lived with her with parents at Farm Cottages, Hoggs Norton, Lower Nupend, Old Knebworth from birth until about 1922. Rose was the first child of two, her sister was Margaret (called 'Ciss') born in 1921.

Rose and Ciss, still only babies, then suffered the loss of their mother, Rosanna, in 1922 from peritonitus and double pneumonia. She died aged only 28 years. The two girls were then being looked after by their Grand-mother Adeleline NORTH, who had moved in as their father George had himself gone into a sanitorium with tuberculosis.

Rose can remember, or was told, about when her grandmother was discussing with her father George William about going into the sanititorium. In describing it as a terrible place he told of people 'spewing blood up the walls' and that he would not go there again. With the prospect of death Adeline asked what he would do with the girls to which he replied, no doubt suffering from the illness, that "they could go into the workhouse like he would have done."

They then moved to the Mullberry Cottages, Old Knebworth in 1922 when Rose was ony 3 years old until about 1924 when their father finally died from the tuberculosis he contracted in the World War One trenches.

They lived with Adeline and Uncle Herbert CHALKLEY at Mulberry Cottages until 1927 when they all moved, with Rose aged 8 years old, to Hayes Farm, Aston, Stevenage. This was because Herbert, a Farm Worker, had to move to keep in employment. For the same reason they moved to 26 Park Lane, Old Knebworth in 1931 when Rose was 12 years old.

Rose and Margaret were often, if not always, dressed alike. Grandmother Adeline used to buy material and take them to a neighbour up the road, Mrs Webb, who was a 'Court Dressmaker' and she would make up dresses for both girls.

Rose's first school was the Church of England School in Old Knebworth after which she attended the Secondary School in Knebworth. Rose remembers that one of her uncles, on the Chalkley side, was a postillion rider on the Queen's Coach and used to come home sometimes with all his fine red livery. Adleline, Rose's grandmother, used to receive 7 shillings and 6 pence from the Royal British Legion to look after the two girls and Rose can remember going to the parties they organised.

On leaving school, aged 14 years, Rose took up employment as a Housemaid. Later when aged 17 years she was employed by a Dutch family as a Housekeeper and General Cook.

World War Two broke out in 1939 and she married her first husband Herbert FARRINGTON but he died a year later of tuberculosis. There were no children from this first marriage and Rose was left with a State Widows Pension of 10 shillings a week.

Shortly after that in 1941, aged 21 years, Rose joined the Women's Royal Air Force as a cook in the Officer's Mess of 11 Operational Training Unit, Basingbourne, Royston, Hertfordshire. She left in 1946 as a Leading Air Woman and was awarded a medal herself for service during 1939/45. At processions she would wear this and, as she was entitled to do so, her father's medals from the previous war.

From 1946 to late 1947 Rose worked at Daintree House, Petworth, Sussex. as a Housemaid.

Rose met Cyril Leonard STEPHENS, an aircraft designer for Fairey Aviation, and went to live with them in Hayes. Cyril's mother, Lily, said, "If you're going to get married you should get a better job." Rose took employment with Quaker Oats (cereal manufacturer) in Southall.

Rose and Cyril were married on 29th March 1952 and lived at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury. Here they had two children Pauline born in 1954 and Carole born in 1957.

Rose became a cook for Quarrendon School, Aylesbury and later the local Police Headquarters. For most of her middle life Rose was a Girl Guides Association Guide Leader and "Brown Owl" organising camps and activities for young girls.

She retired to her home at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury.

Citations

  1. [S1770] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Hitchin. BIRTH Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for ELLA ROSE COCKING, 28Jul1919
    Birth-Cocking-Ella-Rose-1919-07-28-ENG-Hertfordshire-Hitchin
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    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Rose Ella Stephens
  3. [S953] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office.

    ;© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer, or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Ella R Cocking
    Birth-Cocking-Ella-R-1919-Q3-ENG-Hitchin-Index.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: 1939 Register (Series RG101), The National Archives, Kew, London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1661A,
    Citation Text: Record for Rose G Cockings
    Census-1939-ENG-Cocking-Ella-Rose-01.jpg
  5. [S455] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Knebworth. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Marriage 46: 5 Oct 1939, Herbert William George Farrington to Rose Ellen Cockings,
    Citation Text: Herbert: 24 years, bachelor, Baker of 2 Gypsy Lane, Knebworth, Father: Herbert Harry Farrington, Butcher (deceased).
    Rose: 20 years, spinster, -, Hillcroift, Deard's End Lane, Knebworth, Father: George William Cocking Soldier (deceased)
    Witnesses: Herbert George Chalkley and Margaret Florance Chalkley.
  6. [S1024] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Electoral Registers</i>. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. <p>Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. The City of London gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Cyril L Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
  7. [S1765] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Knebworth Parish Church (Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England). BAPTISM Certificate. Privately held by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-), St Albans, Hertfordshire, England AL2 3LD. 2019.,
    Citation Detail: Record for ELLA ROSE COCKING
    Birth-Cocking-Ella-Rose-1919-07-23-Baptism-1923-06-04.jpg

Sidney James Davies1,2,3,4

M, #240, b. 8 December 1909, d. 19 December 1951

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Lillie Emmeline Hopewell (b. 16 February 1916, d. November 1997)

  • Living Davies
  • Living Davies





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Davies-Sydney-James-1909-1951-DNA
Place-ENG-Shropshire-2-Ludlow-Road-1946
PhotoGroup-Davies-Sydney1909-1944a-1951.jpg
Photo-Davies-Sydney-James-1909-1939-1951.jpg
PhotoGroup-Davies-Sydney1909-1944b-1951.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Sidney James Davies was born on 15 August 1909 [believed incorrect].4
  • Birth: He was born on 8 December 1909 in Bitterley, Shropshire, England, Clee Hill; Knowbury; Index: Cleobury Mortimer - 1919 Jan-Mar Volume 6a Page: 523.3,2
  • Marriage: He and Lillie Emmeline Hopewell were married between July and September 1938 in Ludlow, Shropshire, EnglandG, Volume 6a Page: 1881.1
  • Death: He died on 19 December 1951, at age 42, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Sidney James Davies had reference number 240.
  • Residence: He resided in Bitterley, Shropshire, England, on 8 December 1909 Knowbury.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales.3
  • Residence: He resided in Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales, on 2 April 1911 2 Lawrence Street, Caerphilly, Eglwysilan; 3 room dwelling.3
  • Education: He was educated in Coreley, Shropshire, England, on 19 August 1914 Age: 4; Coreley National & Church of England School Admission 1184.4
  • Education: He was educated in Coreley, Shropshire, England, on 19 April 1916 Age: 6; Left school - gone to Knowbury.4
  • Medical: Victim of accidental shooting, by a friend, while serving in Army. Paralysed and unable to walk. Was in a wheelchair and then bedbound for much of the remainder of his life./Abroad.

Narrative

Sidney joined the army and was accidently shot in the back by a friend whilst in training in Wales. The friend should have apparently had a safety catch on the weapon. As a result Sydney was paralysed and never walked again and died young about ten years after the accident.

Citations

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    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Lillie E Hopewell
    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 - Sidney James Davies
  2. [S450] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Shropshire. Cainham. Birth Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Birth, 457, 8 Dec 1909, Knowbury, Bitterley, Cainham, Shropshire. Sidney James Davies, Boy, Mother & Informant on 19 Jan 1910: Elizabeth Davies formerly Jones of same address, Father: Sidney James Davies Stone Quarrier.
  3. [S2910] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1911 census of Wales. GLAMORGANSHIRE. Digital images. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: 1911 Census For England & Wales; Category: Census, land & surveys; Subcategory: Census; Collections from: Great Britain, Wales,
    Citation Detail: Census for DAVIES, SIDNEY JAES household of 2 Lawrence Street, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire. Sidney James Davies, 3 rooms; Archive reference: RG14; Registration district: Pontypridd; Registration district number: 589; Enumeration district: 26; District number: 26; Sub district: Eglwysilan; Sub district number: 1; Census reference: RG14PN32236 RG78PN1850 RD589 SD1 ED26 SN232; RG78 code number: 1850; Piece number: 32236; Folio: -; Page; -;
    Citation Text: 2020:- First name(s); Last name; Relationship; Marital Status; Sex; Age; Birth year; Occupation; Birth place;
    Sidney James; Davies; Head; Married; Male; 24; 1887; Coal Miner Hewe; Clen Hill;
    Elizabeth; Davies; Wife; Married; Female; 23; 1888; -; Shrop Ludlow;
    Edith Maria; Davies; Daughter; Single; Female; 2; 1909; -; Worst Tenbury;
    Sidney James; Davies; Son; Single; Male; 1; 1910; -; Worcestershire Clee Hill;
    Census-1911-WAL-Davies-Sidney-James-1888-Glamorganshire-Caerphilly
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    Source Combined Fields: "National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914". Images. Find My Past. Find My Past. www.findmypast.co.uk : see citation.

    Record set: National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914; Category: Education & work; Subcategory: Schools & Education; Collections from: Great Britain, England,
    Citation Detail: MULTIPLE Record for DAVIES, EDITH MARIA and SIDNEY JAMES DAVIES,
    Citation Text: 2020:- Archive reference: ED5928/6; Folio / page no.: -; Archive: Shropshire Archives;

Lillie Emmeline Hopewell1,2,3

F, #241, b. 16 February 1916, d. November 1997

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Sidney James Davies (b. 8 December 1909, d. 19 December 1951)

  • Living Davies
  • Living Davies





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Hopewell-Lillie-Emmeline-1916-1997.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Lillie Emmeline Hopewell was born on 16 February 1916 in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, EnglandG.
  • Marriage: She and Sidney James Davies were married between July and September 1938 in Ludlow, Shropshire, EnglandG, Volume 6a Page: 1881.1
  • Death: She died in November 1997, at age 81, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

Other Facts

  • Name: Lillie Emmeline Hopewell was also known as Lily.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 241.

Citations

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    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Lillie E Hopewell
    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 - Sidney James Davies
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    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office.

    ;© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer, or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Lorna S Davies
    England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005 - Lorna S Davies
  3. [S953] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
    England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005 - Desmond Davies

Ronald F Harper1

M, #242, b. about 1909, d. DECEASED

Parents

Pedigree Link





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Harper-Roy-1909-dec
PhotoCouple-Harper-Ronald-F-Davies-Eveline-1937

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ronald F Harper was born UNKNOWN.
  • Birth: He was born about 1909.2
  • Marriage: He and Evelyn Davies were married between January and March 1937 in Tenbury, Worcestershire, England, Volume 6c Page: 287.1
  • Marriage: He and Evelyn Davies were married on 27 March 1937 in Rochford, Worcestershire, England.2,2
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Other Facts

  • Name: Ronald F Harper was also known as Roy Harper.
  • Name: He was also known as Ronald Frank Harper.2
  • Occupation: He was a Career Soldier.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 242.

Citations

  1. [S952] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Marriage of HARPER, RONALD F to EVELYN DAVIES,
    Citation Text: 2005:-
    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 - Roy Harper
  2. [S965] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: Genealogical Society of Utah. ;British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition</i>. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Place: Rochford, Worcestershire, England; Film Number: 374936,
    Citation Text: Record for Ronald Frank Happer

Cyril Bertie Stephens1,2,3,4

M, #244, b. 28 September 1886, d. 3 March 1962

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Lilly Maria Gylby (b. 6 September 1895, d. 21 March 1991)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Stephens-Bertie
Photo-Stephens-Bertie
AwardMedal-GenericMeritorious-Service-WW1.jpg
Militaria-Badge-Middlesex-Regiment.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Cyril Bertie Stephens was born on 28 September 1886 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, 106 Carver Street, Ladywood.1,5,2,6,4
  • Marriage: He and Lilly Maria Gylby were married on 6 February 1921 in Islington, London, England, St Barnabus Church (Church of England) after Banns.7
  • Death: He died on 3 March 1962, at age 75, in Hayes, Middlesex, England, 77 Yeading Lane.8,8
  • Burial: He was buried after 3 March 1962 in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, Cremated; Brakespeare Crematorium.

Other Facts

  • Name: Cyril Bertie Stephens was also known as Bertie Stephens.
  • Name: He was also known as Cyril B Stephens.9,5,6,4,10,10,11,11
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 244.
  • Military: Orderly Room Corporal.12
  • Military: Active Service: Battle of Passchendaele or Third Battle of Ypres.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at The Battle pf The Canal du Nord Hindenburg Line [100 Days Offensive].
  • Military: Active Service: First Battle of Ypres.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Cambrai Operations in Capture of Tadpole Copse.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at German Coounter Attacks.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Cambrai Operations in Capture of Bourlon Wood.
  • Military: Unit: 7th Middlesex at Battle of Transloy Ridges.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at the third Battle of Scarpe or second Battle of Arras.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at passage of Grand Honelle - Final Advance in Picardy.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Battle of Cambrai-Hindenburg Line [Hundred Days Offensive].
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at the first Battle of Scarpe or second Battle of Arras.
  • Military: Unit: 7th Middlesex at Battle of Flers.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Battle of Langemarck = Third Battle of Ypres.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at the pursuit to the Selle - Final Advance in Picardy.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at The Battle of Albert.
  • Military: Unit: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Battle of Morval in which 56th Division captured Combles.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at The Battle of Scarpe - Arras [Hundred Days Offensive].
  • Residence: He resided in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, on 28 September 1886 106 Carver Street, Ladywood.1
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1891 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.6
  • Occupation: He was a Scholar in Manchester, Lancashire, England, on 5 April 1891.6
  • Residence: He resided in Manchester, Lancashire, England, on 5 April 1891 27 Raglan Street in one house.6
  • Residence: He resided in Aston, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, on 31 March 1901 104 to 108 Stratford Road.5
  • Occupation: He was a Draper's Apprentice in Aston, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, on 31 March 1901.5
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Aston, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England.5
  • Occupation: He was a Drapers Assistant in Middlesex, England, on 2 April 1911.2
  • Residence: He resided in Hendon, Barnet, London, England, on 2 April 1911 117? Devonshire Road, Childs Hill in one house of two rooms.2
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Hendon, Barnet, London, England.2
  • Military: Unit: Middlesex Regiment 7th Battalion.9
  • Military: Service: British Army.9
  • Military: Rank: Rifleman [Private].12
  • Military: Active Service: Entered Theatre of War.9
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment joins 167th (1st London) Brigade , 56th London Division - Formation of the Territorial Force.
  • Military: Unit: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Diversionary attack.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex at Battle of Ginchy.
  • Military: Rank: Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment.9,12
  • Military: Rank: Orderly Room Corporal.12
  • Military: 7th Middlesex at German retreat to the Hindenburg Line.
  • Military: Orderly Room Sergeant.12
  • Military: Sergeant in 7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.3,9,12
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at the second Battle of Arras part of The Battle of the Somme.
  • Military: 7th Middlesex Regiment at Battle of Sambre - Final Advance in Picardy.
  • Military: Disembodiment on Demobilization from Army.13
  • Residence: He resided in Islington, London, England, on 6 February 1921 31 Dunford Road.7
  • Occupation: He was a Draper in Islington, London, England, on 6 February 1921.
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Church of England on 6 February 1921 in Islington, London, England.7
  • Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1939 in Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England.4
  • Occupation: He was a Drapery Buyer in Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England, on 29 September 1939.4
  • Residence: He resided in Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England, on 29 September 1939 77 Yeading Lane.4
  • Residence: He resided in Hayes, Middlesex, England, between 1946 and 1962 77 Yeading Lane, Hayes & Harlington.10,10,10,10,10,11,11
  • Medical: Coronary Thrombosis, Arteriosclerosis.

Narrative

Cyril Bertie STEPHENS was born on 28th September 1886. He was one child of at least three born to William STEPHENS and Emma Charlotte Hobbs.

He went to school at the Blue Coat School, Birmingham. On leaving school Bertie worked as a draper until joining the army.

Bertie served in 7th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment in France and Belgium during the First World War on 'active service'. His regimental number was 200595. His service record (from his Certificate of Employment During the War and Certificate of Disembodiment) is as follows:

September 1914 to May 1916 - Rifleman.
May 1916 to November 1916 - Orderly Room Clerk.
November 1916 to August 1918 - Orderly Room Corporal.
August 1918 to 27 March 1919 - Orderly Room Sergeant.

He is described by as,
"An excellent NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) in every respect. Prior to employment in the Orderly Room proved himself an excellent soldier in all duties. During employment in the Orderly Room proved himself very reliable indeed and exceeding by hard working. As Orderly Room Sergeant he was perfect and a better could not be found. Character Exemplary."
Signed M Beever, Lieutenant .(Commanding the Regiment)

For a short time in the Orderly Room he was seconded to the Entertainment Corp.

He was awarded the following Medals and Decorations:

1 Meritorious Service Medal (Blue & Yellow Ribbon)
2 1914 - 15 Star
3 British War Medal
4 Victory Medal

On leaving the Army he became a Drapery Buyer.

Cyril Bertie, aged 34 years, married Lilly Maria GYLBY a 25 year old manager at Selfridge's Store in Oxford Street, London., on 6th February 1921. At the time Cyril gave his address as 31 Dunford Road, Islington.

They had two children Cyril Leonard, born in Highgate on 14th April 1924, and Eric Raymond, born in Hayes on 1st March 1926.

Shortly after Cyril's birth Bertie took employment at "Rouses" Drapers, at West Ealing. He, Lilly and Cyril then moved to Hayes nearby.

Lived in his last years at 77 Yeading lane, Hayes, Middlesex where he died on 3rd March 1962.

The following article is taken from Microsoft Encarta and is a description of the Battle of Ypres. Cyril Bertie STEPHENS was in action in fighting at Passchendaele and suffered the effects of 'mustard gas' for years after.

Ypres, Battle of, name applied to three battles of World War I fought in and around the town of Ypres, Belgium. Throughout the war Ypres was under constant attack as the key point of an Allied salient that blocked a German approach to the English Channel.

First Battle

(October 30-November 24, 1914) The first battle at Ypres took place when outnumbered British, French, and Belgian troops resisted a German offensive aimed at the French ports of Calais and Dunkirk on the English Channel. The offensive, potentially disastrous to the Allied cause, was finally stemmed after 34 days of heavy fighting. The battle resulted in fixed military positions, initiating the long period of trench warfare on the western front.

Second Battle

(April 22-May 25, 1915) The second battle ensued when the Germans carried out an experiment with a new military weapon, poisonous chlorine gas. After five weeks of fighting, a stalemate had been reached, and the Germans brought the battle to an end. German losses totaled about 35,000 officers and men; Allied casualties were about 60,000.

Third Battle

(July 31-November 10, 1917) Known also as the Passchendaele campaign, the third battle of Ypres was precipitated by a massive British offensive directed against enemy installations. In its initial phase the operation succeeded brilliantly. On June 7, 1917, British forces took the strategically important village of Messines, the heights of which commanded miles of German-occupied territory. The second phase of the offensive (July 31-November 10) proved disastrous, however. Prolonged rainfall and heavy Allied bombardment had transformed the battlefield into a swamp, and the Germans, operating from concrete pillboxes, took a heavy toll of Allied troops with mustard gas and machine-gun fire. After months of bitter fighting in deep mud, Canadian infantrymen captured the ruined village of Passchendaele. At this point the Allied command halted the offensive. Allied troops had pushed the German lines back only 8 km (5 MI); each side suffered some 250,000 casualties.

Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.
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The 1/7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment served with the 167th Brigade, 56th (London) Division. They were on the Somme before the battle and helped dig assembly trenches near Hebuterne. On 1st July 1916 they were in reserve for the attack on Gommecourt. They trained with tanks in August 1916 near Abbeville and fought in the battles for Leuze Wood and Bouleaux Wood in September 1916. In one attack with the tanks on 15th September 1916 they lost over 300 men out of 500 who took part in the attack on ‘Bully Wood’. In October 1916 they fought at Spectrum Trench near Lesboeufs suffering nearly 200 casualties. - https://somme1916.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/middlesex-regiment-on-the-somme/
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"PWC 251/1328" [believed to be Post War Credits].4

Citations

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    Source Combined Fields: Birth Certificate in possession of Brian Thomas Dowling (1955.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: BIRTH, 250, 28 Sep 1886, Cyril Bertie Stephens,
    Citation Text: At 106 Carver Street USD. Boy to
    Father & Informant on 8 Nov 1886: William Stephens, Grocer and
    Mother: Emma Charlotte Stephens formerly Hobbs.
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    Source Combined Fields: 1911 census of England. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439&parentid=GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439/1 : 2019.,
    Repository: www.ancestry.co.uk,
    Citation Detail: 117? Devonshire Road, Childs Hill, John Joseph Yeoman (Head),
    Citation Text: John Joseph Yeoman: Head, 30, Married 4 years, Jobbing Gardener, Worker born in Hampstead Middlesex.
    May Yeoman, Wife, 27, Married 4 years, born Sparkbrook, Warwickshire.
    Cyril Bertie Stephesn: Brother [in-law], 24, single, Drapers Assisstant, Worker, Born: Birmingham, Warwickshire
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Cyril Bertie Stephens
    DocMilitary-Stephens-Cyril-Bertie-Medal-Cards-UK-WWI-1914-1921.jpg
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    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/809E,
    Citation Text: Record for Cyril B Stephens
    Census-1939-ENG-Stephens-Cyril-Bertie-01.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901</i>. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.,
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    Citation Text: Record for Cyril B Stephens
    Census-1901-ENG-Stephens-Cyril-B-001.jpg
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens
    Census-1891-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: England. London. Islington. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: MARRIAGE, 373, 6 Feb 1921, Cyril Bertie Stephens to Lily Maria Gylby,
    Citation Text: At St. Barnabus Church ('Established' Church of England) after Banns.
    Cyril: 34 year Bachelor, Draper of 31 Dunford Road. Father: William Stephens (deceased) Clerk.
    Lily: 25 year Spinster, -, of 42 Jackson Road. Father: Ernest Albert Gylby, Manager.
    Witnesses: Irene Alice Gylby and Joseph John Yeoman
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    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Cyril L Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
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    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Bertie Stephens
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    Source Combined Fields: "Certificate of Employment During The War". W6938, Certificate of Employment During The War, Stephens.

    Army Form Z.18.,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Regtl No. 200505, Sergt Cyril Bertie StephensMiddlesex Regiment 7th BattnRifleman - Sept 1914 to May 1916Orderly Room Clerk - May 1916 to Nov 1916OR Corporal - Mar 1916 to Aug 1918OR Sergt - Aug 1918 to dateTrade or calling before enlistment: Draper,
    Citation Text: An excellent NCO Orderly Sergeant. Prior to employment in the Orderly Room proved himself an excellent soldier in all duties. During emploment in the Orderly Room proved himself very reliable indeed and exceeding by hard working. As Orderly Room Sergeant he was perfect and a better could not be found. Character exemplrary. Signed by C B Stephens and M Beevor.
  12. [S504] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: "Certificate of Disembodiment on Demobilization". W1439, Certificate of Disembodiment on Demobilization, Stephens.

    Army Form Z. 21,
    Repository: Brian Dowling Library,
    Citation Detail: Regtl No. 200595 Sergeant Stephens, Cyril Bertie. 7th Btt Middlesex Regt. Has Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Has served overseas on active service.,
    Citation Text: To rejoin in emergency at Crystal Palace, Medical Category: A, Year of birth 1886. Daye of Demobilization: 27 Mar 1919

Lilly Maria Gylby1

F, #245, b. 6 September 1895, d. 21 March 1991

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Cyril Bertie Stephens (b. 28 September 1886, d. 3 March 1962)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Gylby-Lily-Maria-1895-1991
Photo-Gylby-Lily-Maria-1895-1991.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Lilly Maria Gylby was born on 6 September 1895 in Eastbury, Lambourne, Berkshire, England.2,2
  • Marriage: She and Cyril Bertie Stephens were married on 6 February 1921 in Islington, London, England, St Barnabus Church (Church of England) after Banns.3
  • Death: She died on 21 March 1991, at age 95, in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, Woodlands Park Home for the Elderly, Wendover Road.2,2
  • Burial: She was buried after 21 March 1991 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG, Cremated.

Other Facts

  • Name: Lilly Maria Gylby was also known as Lilly M Stephens.4,4,5,5
  • Residence: She resided in Lambourne, Berkshire, England.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 245.
  • Occupation: She was an Auditor at Selfidges London.
  • Residence: She resided in Islington, London, England, on 6 February 1921 42 Jackson Road.3
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1939 in Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England.6
  • Occupation: She was an Unpaid Domestic Duties in Hayes and Harlington, Middlesex, England, on 29 September 1939.6
  • Residence: She resided in Hayes, Middlesex, England, on 29 September 1939 77 Yeading Lane.6
  • Residence: She resided in Hayes, Middlesex, England, between 1946 and 1962 77 Yeading Lane, Hayes & Harlington.4,4,4,4,4,5,5
  • Medical: In later years suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

Narrative

Lilly Maria GYLBY was one of eight children. 6 Sisters and 1 brother. She often told that when she was young her parents used to keep her in the Bakery ovens to keep her warm in the winter! They would also go shopping, in Lambourne, by horse and cart.

It is believed she met Bert (Cyril Bertie STEPHENS) through her friend May who was Bert's sister. Cyril Leonard STEPHENS remembers Lilly saying that she ran away from home to get married although the reason is not known. Lilly was to have little contact with her own family for the rest of her life.

Lilly and Bertie were married in St. Barnabus Church in Islington on 6th February 1921. Bertie was 34 years and Lilly was 25 years. Lilly did not state an occupation at the time of marriage but it is believed to have been at Selfridge's Store, Oxford Street, London. She gave her address as 42 Jackson Road. One of the Witnesses to her Wedding is believed to be sister Irene Alice GYLBY.

Lilly lived with Bertie at 77 Yeading lane, Hayes, Middlesex and after his death moves to 143 Carlyon Road, Hayes Middlesex. She stayed here until her frail nineties when Alzheimer's Disease set in and she would leave home and wander around lost being unable to remember her way home.

Son Cyril and his wife Rose were concerned as to her condition and safety and obtained Power of Attorney over her affairs and Lilly moved in with them at 79 Abbey Road, Aylesbury. Later her illness became so severe as to require more professional care and Lilly was admitted to Woodlands Park Home for the Elderly, Wendover Road, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. She lived in this converted country mansion house with virtually constant nursing until her death in 1991.
"Civil Defence Services."6

Citations

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    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office.

    ;© Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer, or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.

    ;
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Eric R Stephens
    Eric R Stephens - England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
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    Source Combined Fields: England. London. Islington. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: MARRIAGE, 373, 6 Feb 1921, Cyril Bertie Stephens to Lily Maria Gylby,
    Citation Text: At St. Barnabus Church ('Established' Church of England) after Banns.
    Cyril: 34 year Bachelor, Draper of 31 Dunford Road. Father: William Stephens (deceased) Clerk.
    Lily: 25 year Spinster, -, of 42 Jackson Road. Father: Ernest Albert Gylby, Manager.
    Witnesses: Irene Alice Gylby and Joseph John Yeoman
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    Source Combined Fields: <i>Electoral Registers</i>. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives. <p>Images produced by permission of the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. The City of London gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

    ;
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Cyril L Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Leonard Stephens
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    London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 - Cyril Bertie Stephens
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    Citation Text: Record for Cyril B Stephens
    Census-1939-ENG-Stephens-Cyril-Bertie-01.jpg

Ernest Albert Gylby

M, #246, b. 30 April 1872, d. 24 April 1953

Parents

  • Father*: Allen Gylby (b. before 1856, d. after 24 May 1872)
  • Mother*: Maria Hulbert (b. before 1856, d. after 30 April 1872)
Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Annie Bishop (b. 3 December 1876, d. 18 September 1972)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Gilby-Ernest-Albert
Photo-Gilby-Ernest-Albert

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ernest Albert Gylby was born on 30 April 1872 in Longcot, Berkshire, EnglandG.1,1
  • Marriage: He and Annie Bishop were married on 28 August 1895 in Eastbury, Lambourne, Berkshire.1,1,1,1
  • Death: He died on 24 April 1953, at age 80, in Walton on Thames, Surrey, England, 73 Terrace Road.1,1
  • Burial: He was buried after 24 April 1953 in Surrey, England.

Other Facts

  • Reference Number: Ernest Albert Gylby had reference number 246.
  • Residence: He resided in Walton on Thames, Surrey, England, 73 Terrace Road.
  • Occupation: He was a Baker in 1895.1,1
  • Residence: He resided in Lambourne, Berkshire, England, between 1895 and 1953 to Walton, Surrey.1
  • Occupation: He was a Manager-Gas Fitter between 1921 and 1953.1

Narrative

Ernest Albert GYLBY was born on 30th April 1872 probably in Longcot in Berkshire where his father Allen GYLBY was a Schoolmaster (later became a Solicitor). His mother was Maria GYLBY (formerly HULBERT).

Ernest was a Baker by trade probably in Eastbury itself.

Ernest married Annie BISHOP on 28th August 1895 when he was 23 and she was 18 years old. This was in the Parish Church at Eastbury. At the time of the Wedding Annie was expecting her first child who was to be born only nine days later. One can probably imagine the embarrassment felt, particularly by Allen Gylby a Solicitor, as in prudish Victorian times pregnancy outside marriage was considered disgraceful. Nevertheless, there may have been acceptable conditions such as military service or some other event that led to the situation.

She gave birth to Lilly Maria GYLBY on 6th September 1895. But is also considered to have had a much larger family including other daughters: Phyllis Ruby, Stella and Irene Alice (who was a witness at sister Lilly's marriage).

Ernest is shown, at the time of Lilly's marriage in 1921, with an occupation of "Manager". However, he later became a gas fitter and moved to the Surrey area.

Ernest Albert GYLBY died at home at 73 Terrace Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, aged 80 years on 24 April 1953. He died of Bronchopneumonia, Acute Cholecystitis and Angina Pectoris. His daughter Phyllis was the informant.

Citations

Margaret Florance Cockings1

F, #247, b. 19 June 1921, d. about 1990

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Basil Webb (d. after 26 September 1964)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Cocking-Margaret-1921-1990
Photo-Cocking-Margaret-1921-1990.jpg
Photo-Cocking-Margaret-0001
PhotoGroup-Cocking-Rose-Chalkley-Herbert-Cocking-Margaret-1939.jpg
Photo-Cocking-Margaret.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Margaret Florance Cockings was born on 19 June 1921 in Nupend, Old Knebworth, UK.
  • Marriage: She and Basil Webb were married between July and September 1945 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Volume 3a Page: 3685.2
  • Marriage: She and Ray Pulley were married about 1967.
  • Death: She died about 1990.
  • Burial: She was buried in Cremated - Stopsley, Dunstable.

Other Facts

  • Name: Margaret Florance Cockings was also known as Siss Cockings.
  • Name: She was also known as Margaret Cockings.2
  • Residence: She resided in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.
  • Religious Affiliation: She was affiliated with Church of England.
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 247.
  • Occupation: She was a Nurse in 1945.
  • Occupation: She was a Nurse in 1945.

Narrative

Second child.

Was a Nurse during World War II in Stevenage looking after children who were evacuees from the cities.

Married twice.

Citations

  1. [S455] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Knebworth. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Marriage 46: 5 Oct 1939, Herbert William George Farrington to Rose Ellen Cockings,
    Citation Text: Herbert: 24 years, bachelor, Baker of 2 Gypsy Lane, Knebworth, Father: Herbert Harry Farrington, Butcher (deceased).
    Rose: 20 years, spinster, -, Hillcroift, Deard's End Lane, Knebworth, Father: George William Cocking Soldier (deceased)
    Witnesses: Herbert George Chalkley and Margaret Florance Chalkley.
  2. [S952] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: General Register Office. ;England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes ;. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.,
    Repository: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Margaret Cockings
    Margaret Cockings - England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005

Eric Raymond Stephens1,2,3,4

M, #249, b. 1 March 1926, d. 22 April 2009

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: Living Wallington

  • Living Stephens
  • Living Stephens
  • Living Stephens
  • Living Stephens





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Stephens-Eric
Photo-Stephens-Eric

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Eric Raymond Stephens was born on 1 March 1926 in Hayes Cottage Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, UK.2,5
  • Death: He died on 22 April 2009, at age 83, in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, Aged 83.2,4
  • Burial: He was buried on 5 May 2009 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, Donations to 'Rowcroft Hospice and the MS Society, South Devon Branch.

Other Facts

  • Name: Eric Raymond Stephens was also known as Eric R Stephens.5
  • Occupation: He was a Customs Officer.
  • Residence: He resided in Hayes, Middlesex, England.
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Church of England.
  • Reference Number: He had reference number 249.
  • Military: Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.3
  • Residence: He resided in Bovey Tracey, Devon, England, before 22 April 2009 45 Kiln Close, TQ13 9YL / UK.

Narrative

Second of two sons.

Attended Naval Pilots Course 67 Collingwood Division, at HMS Vincent in September 1944.

Address: 25 Francis Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, UK. 5th March 1962.

Registered fathers death on 5th March 1962.

Left Navy to become Merchant Seaman then became a Customs and Excise Officer.
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From: CAROLE STEPHENS [mailto:cazstephens53@btinternet.com]
Sent: 03 May 2009 10:11
To: Brian T Dowling
Subject: Message for Pauline

Dear Brian & Pauline, I had a letter from Aunt Betty yesturday telling us that Uncle Eric-Dads' brother died on 22nd April.He was poorly last year and ended up in a hospice for 2 x 7day stays. She does not say what he was stricken with but that he had a peaceful end.The funeral service is Tues 5th May at 1200-a little too far to visit. Donations to 'Rowcroft Hospice and the MS Society(South Devon Branch-you may remember that Linda has MS).Send to:-Co-operative Funeral Services-Albany Chapel-Albany Street-Newton Abbot-TQ12 2AN. Bettys' address (should you not have it)is:-45 Kiln Close, Bovey Tracey,
Devon. TQ13 9YL Tel:01626 833511. She asked me to let you know.
I hope that you are all in good health and enjoying the warm spell we're getting. Hope you're not overdoing the workfront,Brian since returning.Pauline are you still working from home,as such? Hope you had a good Anniversary-planning that cruise yet?
Talk soon I trust, Love Carole X x.

Citations

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    Citation Text: Record for Eric Stephens
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    Eric R Stephens - England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005

Rosanna Chalkley1,2,3

F, #250, b. 18 July 1891, d. 27 January 1922

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family

Family: George William Cocking (b. 26 February 1894, d. 25 April 1923)





Person Exhibits

Portrait-Chalkley-Roseanna-1891-1922
Photo-Chalkley-Roseanna.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Vital Facts

  • Birth: Rosanna Chalkley was born on 18 July 1891 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England.2,1,4,5,6
  • Marriage: She and George William Cocking were married on 25 May 1918 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, Registry Office; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Annie Topham & George Francis; Index: Biggleswade - 1918 Apr-Jun Volume 3b Page 707.5
  • Death: She died on 27 January 1922, at age 30, in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Age: 30; Cottage Hospital; Informant: Husband of Old Knebworth.6

Other Facts

  • Name: Rosanna Chalkley was also known as Rose Hanna Chalkley.5,7
  • Name: She was also known as Rose Hannah Cocking.6
  • Name: She was also known as Rose Hannah Topham.8
  • Name: She was also known as Rose A Chalkley.4
  • Reference Number: She had reference number 250.
  • Residence: She resided in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England, between 28 July and 9 September 1919 Lower Nup End.7
  • Residence: She resided in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, on 18 July 1891.2
  • Residence: She resided in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, on 31 March 1901.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1901 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England.4
  • Census: She was enumerated on the census of 1911 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.9
  • Residence: She resided in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, on 2 April 1911.9
  • Occupation: She was a General Domestic Servant in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, on 2 April 1911.9
  • Residence: She resided in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, on 25 May 1918 St Andrew's Street.5
  • Occupation: She was a General Domestic Servant in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, on 25 May 1918.5
  • Residence: She resided in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England, in 1921 [588] Hoggs Norton, Knebworth; [Shown with spouse].8
  • Medical: Pernicious Anaemia is characterised by particularly large red cells and caused by a deficiency of vitimin B12 due to absorption defect. Treatment is with continuing doses of B12 otherwise fatal.6

Narrative

Rosanna CHALKLEY, born 18th July 1891 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, was the fourth child of Henry CHALKLEY and Adeline NORTH. She was registered as Rosanna but in subsequent documentation she signed herself as Rose Hanna.

Apparently, Rose Hannah's parents forbade her marriage to George William COCKING as he had tuberculosis which he contracted in the World War One trenches.

They nevertheless married in a Registry Office in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK. on 25th May 1918. She gave her age as 27 years and he as 24 years. At the time he was employed as a builder's labourer and she as a general domestic servant. George's Residence at the time of Marriage was Handley's Yard, Biggleswade. Rose Hannah's was shown as St. Andrew Street, Biggleswade.

They had two children Ella Rose born in 1919 and Margaret born in 1921.

Tragically Rose died aged 30 years, on 27th January 1922, of a vitamin absorption disorder leading to a fatal form of anaemia. She died in the Cottage Hospital at Welwyn in Hertfordshire. She was shown, in her death certificate, as being of Old Knebworth.

Citations

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    General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, London, England: General Register Office,
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Rosanna Chalkley
    Birth-Chalkley-Rosanna-ENG-Index-1837-1983.jpg
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    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Baldock in Hitchin. Birth Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: BIRTH, 139, 18 Jul 1891, Rosanna Chalkley,
    Citation Text: Girl to Father, Henry Chalkley, Farm Labourer and Mother and Informant on 29 Jul 1891, Adeline Chalkley formerly North (who signed with an 'X').
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    Citation Text: Record for Ella R Cocking
    Birth-Cocking-Ella-R-1919-Q3-ENG-Hitchin-Index.jpg
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    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Henry Chalkley
    Census-1901-ENG-Chalkley-Henry-0001.jpg
  5. [S1768] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Bedfordshire. Biggleswade. MARRIAGE Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for GEORGE WILLIAM COCKING to ROSE HANNAH CHALKLEY
    Marriage-Cocking-George-William-Chalkley-Rose-Hannah-1918-05-25-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  6. [S1771] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Hatfield. DEATH Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for ROSE HANNAH COCKING, 27Jan1922
    Death-Cocking-Rose-Hannah-Chalkley-1922-01-27-ENG-Hertfordshire-Hatfield
  7. [S1770] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Hitchin. BIRTH Certificates.,
    Repository: General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for ELLA ROSE COCKING, 28Jul1919
    Birth-Cocking-Ella-Rose-1919-07-28-ENG-Hertfordshire-Hitchin
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    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Codicote Parish. England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932.,
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    Electoral-Topham-George-William-1894-1923-1921
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    Repository: www.ancestry.co.uk,
    Citation Detail: Hitchin, Rose Hannah Chalkley, Servant to George Muirehead & family, 19 years, Single, Geneal Servant Domestic, Worker born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire
    Census-1911-ENG-Chalkley-Rose-Hannah-0001.jpg