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Arthur Bates1

M, #276, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Arthur Bates and Ellen Chalkley were married between October and December 1911 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, Index: Bedford - 1911 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 754.1
  • Death: He died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Marriage | Ellen Chalkley
    Between October and December 1911 | Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
    Birth 1889 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Death: DECEASED
    Arthur Bates and Ellen Chalkley were married between October and December 1911 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, Index: Bedford - 1911 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 754.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Arthur Bates has the reference number 276.





Citations

  1. [S1763] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. "England & Wales, FreeBMD MARRIAGE Index: 1837-1983".,
    Repository: Internet Service: FreeBMD - www.freebmd.org.uk,
    Citation Detail: Record for ARTHUR BATES to ELLEN CHALKLEY

Michael Phelan1,2,3,4

M, #278, b. 11 December 1883, d. UNKNOWN
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Michael Phelan was born on 11 December 1883 in Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG. Note: Coal Blow.1,3
  • Marriage: He and Mary Dowling were married on 22 February 1909 in Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland, Roman Catholic Church of St Fintan; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Keyran Phelan & Lillie Dowling; Index: Mountmellick - 1909 Volume 3 Page: 400; FHL Film Number 101261.5,2
  • Death: He died UNKNOWN.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1883
    Birth
    11 December 1883 | Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG
    Michael Phelan was born on 11 December 1883 in Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG. Note: Coal Blow.
    Citations: 1,3
  • 1886
    Birth
    1886 | Laois, IrelandG
    He was born in 1886 in Laois, IrelandG. Note: Queen's County.
    Citation: 4
  • 1883
    Christening
    12 December 1883 | Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG
    He was christened on 12 December 1883 in Mountrath, Laois, IrelandG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1909
    Marriage | Mary Dowling
    22 February 1909 | Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland
    Age 37
    Birth 26 September 1871 | Knockanina, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, Ireland
    Death: UNKNOWN
    He and Mary Dowling were married on 22 February 1909 in Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland, Roman Catholic Church of St Fintan; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Keyran Phelan & Lillie Dowling; Index: Mountmellick - 1909 Volume 3 Page: 400; FHL Film Number 101261.
    Citations: 5,2
  • 1901
    Residence
    31 March 1901 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    Detail: House 9 Dysartbeagh.
    Citation: 4
  • 1901
    Census
    31 March 1901 | Dysartgallen, Laois, Ireland
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 15; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Son.
    Citation: 4
  • Occupation
    Between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    Farmer.
    Citations: 3,4
  • Religious Affiliation
    Between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911 | Laois, IrelandG
    Citations: 3,4
  • Education
    Between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    He was educated in Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG, between 31 March 1901 and 2 April 1911. Read & Write.
    Citations: 4,3
  • 1909
    Residence
    Before 24 February 1909 | Coal Blow, Mountrath, Laois, Ireland
    Citations: 6,2
  • 1909
    Residence
    24 February 1909 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    Citation: 5
  • 1911
    Census
    2 April 1911 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 27; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head.
    Citation: 3
  • 1911
    Residence
    2 April 1911 | Dysartbeagh, Clonenagh & Clonagheen, Laois, IrelandG
    Detail: House 5 Dysartbeagh.
    Citation: 3

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    UNKNOWN
    Cause: Spanish Flu

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Michael Phelan has the reference number 278.





Citations

  1. [S875] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6068&h=557448&indiv=try,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Text: Record for Michael Phelan

    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Michael Dowling
  2. [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: MICHAEL PHELAN ; Party 2 Name: MARY DOWLING ; Date of Event: 22 February 1909 ; Group Registration ID: 2068291 ; SR District/Reg Area: Mountmellick ; Image
  3. [S2006] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003177286/,
    Citation Detail: Census for PHELAN, MICHAEL household of 5 Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Queen's County, Ireland,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 2019:-
    Surname; Forename; Age; Sex; Relation to head; Religion; Birthplace; Occupation; Literacy; Irish Language; Marital Status; Specified Illnesses; Years Married; Children Born; Children Living;
    Phelan; Michael; 27; Male; Head of Family; Roman Catholic; Queens County; Farmer; Read and write; -; Married; -; 2; -; -;
    Phelan; Mary; 25; Female; Wife; Roman Catholic; Queens County; -; Read and write; -; Married; -; 2; -; -;
    Phelan; James; 29; Male; Brother; Roman Catholic; Queens County; Farmer Brother; Read and write; -; Single; -; -; -; -;
    Phelan; Finton; 20; Male; Brother; Roman Catholic; Queens County; Farmer Brother; Read and write; -; Single; -; -; -;
  4. [S782] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003828948/,
    Citation Detail: Record for PHELAN, MARGARET household of house 9 Dysartbeagh, Mountrath, Queen's County, Ireland,
    Citation Text: 2019:- Surname; Forename; Age; Sex; Relation to head; Religion; Birthplace; Occupation; Literacy; Irish Language; Marital Status; Specified Illnesses;
    Phelan; Margaret; 50; Female; Head of Family; Roman Cathorlic; Queens County; Farmers; Read and write; English; Widow; -;
    Phelan; Kyran; 22; Male; Son; R C; Queens County; Farmer; Read and write; English; Not Married; -;
    Phelan; James; 16; Male; Son; R C; Queens County; Farmer; Read and write; English; Not Married; -;
    Phelan; Michael; 15; Male; Son; R C; Queens County; Farmer; Read and write; English; Not Married; -;
    Phelan; William; 10; Male; Son; R C; Queens County; Scholar; Read write; English; Not ; arried; -;
    Phelan; Fentan; 9; Male; Son; R C; Queens County; Scholar; Read and write; English; Not Married; -;
    Brophy; Patrick; 26; Male; Servant; R C; Queens Co; General Servant; Read and write; English; Not Married; -;
  5. [S875] SOURCE (Short): Ancestry.com, Title: Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912
    Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912 - Mary Dowling
  6. [S1180] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Feeney nee Dowling, Philomena, Watford Hertfordshire. Firsthand knowledge.

Rose

F, #280, d. about 1996
Pedigree Link



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1996
    Death
    About 1996

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Rose has the reference number 280.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-Cocking-Rose-Ella-60
Photo-Cocking-Rose-Ella-60.jpg



Basil Webb1

M, #281, d. after 26 September 1964
Pedigree Link



Family :-
: Partner: Margaret Florance Cockings (b. 19 June 1921, d. about 1990)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Marriage: Basil Webb and Margaret Florance Cockings were married between July and September 1945 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Volume 3a Page: 3685.1
  • Death: He died after 26 September 1964.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Between July and September 1945 | Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Birth 19 June 1921 | Nupend, Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Death: about 1990
    Basil Webb and Margaret Florance Cockings were married between July and September 1945 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Volume 3a Page: 3685.
    Citation: 1
  • Residence
    Baldock, Hertfordshire, England
    Detail: Park Drive.
  • Residence
    Baldock, Hertfordshire, England

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1964
    Death
    After 26 September 1964
    Cause: Cancer

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Locality
    Baldock, Hertfordshire, England
  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Basil Webb has the reference number 281.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-Male-clear



Citations

  1. [S453] SOURCE: (Full): FreeBMD,
    Source Combined Fields: England. "Civil Registration MARRIAGE Index: 1837-Present; FreeBMD ".

    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. Database Copyright © 1998-2003,
    Repository: Internet Service: FreeBMD - www.freebmd.org.uk,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Margaret Cockings

    Margaret Cockings - England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
    Database online.
    Margaret Cockings - England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
    Database online.

Ray Pulley

M, #282, b. UNKNOWN, d. about 1972
Pedigree Link



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Ray Pulley was born UNKNOWN.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Florance Cockings were married about 1967.
  • Death: He died about 1972.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1972
    Death
    About 1972
    Cause: Heart Attack

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Ray Pulley has the reference number 282.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-Male-clear



Patricia Webb

F, #283, b. 1946, d. 20 January 2011
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Patricia Webb was born in 1946.
  • Death: She died on 20 January 2011, in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1946
    Birth
    1946

Events - Death & Burial

  • 2011~65
    Death
    20 January 2011 | Baldock, Hertfordshire, England
    Cause: Cancer

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Patricia Webb has the reference number 283.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-Webb-Pat
Photo-Webb-Pat



William George Cocking1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #288, b. 31 January 1852, d. 8 January 1914
Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: Annie Hobbs Francis (b. 14 March 1873, d. 4 April 1935)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: William George Cocking was born on 31 January 1852 in Beeston, Sandy, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. Note: Informant: Father.7,8,2,9,1,10,5,11
  • Marriage: He and Annie Hobbs Francis were married on 23 December 1893 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Parish Church; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Joseph Knowles & Ann Francis; Index: Biggleswade - 1893 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 707.2,3
  • Death: He died on 8 January 1914, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG. Note: Union Workhouse; Informant:Deputy Coroner.5,6
  • Burial: He was buried on 12 January 1914 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Cemetery.12

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name Wm G Cocking
    Citation: 9
  • Name William Cocking
    Citations: 1,7,11
  • Name W J Cocking
    Citation: 10
  • Name William G Cocking
    Citation: 8
  • 1852
    Birth
    31 January 1852 | Beeston, Sandy, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
    William George Cocking was born on 31 January 1852 in Beeston, Sandy, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. Note: Informant: Father.
    Citations: 7,8,2,9,1,10,5,11
  • 189341
    23 December 1893 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Age 20
    Birth 14 March 1873 | Arlsey, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
    Death: 4 April 1935 | Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
    He and Annie Hobbs Francis were married on 23 December 1893 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Parish Church; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Joseph Knowles & Ann Francis; Index: Biggleswade - 1893 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 707.
    Citations: 2,3
  • Occupation
    Bank Clerk.
  • 18619
    Residence
    7 April 1861 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Detail: (16) East End Farm, Hardwick.
    Citation: 11
  • 18619
    Occupation
    7 April 1861 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Scholar.
    Citation: 11
  • 18619
    Census
    7 April 1861 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 9; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Son.
    Citation: 11
  • 187119
    Occupation
    2 April 1871 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Printer Compositor.
    Citation: 1
  • 187119
    Census
    2 April 1871 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Enumerated on the census as (138) East End Farm as son of head.
    Citation: 1
  • 187119
    Residence
    2 April 1871 | Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Detail: (138) East End Farm.
    Citation: 1
  • 188129
    Occupation
    3 April 1881
    Printer Compositor.
    Citation: 8
  • 188129
    Census
    3 April 1881 | Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 29; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Boarder.
    Citation: 8
  • 188129
    Residence
    3 April 1881 | Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: 138 Horninglow Street as boarder.
    Citation: 8
  • 189139
    Residence
    5 April 1891 | St Andrew, Hertfordshire, England
    Detail: 186 OId Cross.
    Citation: 9
  • 189139
    Occupation
    5 April 1891 | St Andrew, Hertfordshire, England
    Printer and Compositor.
    Citation: 9
  • 189139
    Census
    5 April 1891 | St Andrew, Hertfordshire, England
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 39; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Lodger.
    Citation: 9
  • 189341
    Residence
    23 December 1893 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Age: 41.
    Citation: 3
  • 189341
    Occupation
    23 December 1893 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Printer.
    Citation: 3
  • 189442
    Occupation
    26 February 1894 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Printer at Newspaper Office.
    Citation: 4
  • Residence
    Between 26 February 1894 and 2 April 1911 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Chapelfields, 4 rooms.
    Citations: 2,4
  • 190149
    Residence
    31 March 1901 | Arlesey, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: 40 New Road, Arsley St. Peters.
    Citation: 10
  • 190149
    Census
    31 March 1901 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 49; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head.
    Citation: 10
  • 190149
    Occupation
    31 March 1901 | Bedfordshire, England
    Compositor Retired Print.
    Citation: 10
  • 1905
    Occupation
    Before 1905
    Print Compositor at Newspaper Office.
    Citations: 13,6
  • 191159
    Residence
    2 April 1911 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Chapelfields, 4 rooms; alone.
    Citation: 2
  • 191159
    Children
    2 April 1911 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    He was shown 3 children still living out of 4 on 2 April 1911 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG.
    Citation: 2
  • 191159
    Occupation
    2 April 1911 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Carpenter of own account working at home.
    Citation: 2
  • 191159
    Census
    2 April 1911 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 60; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head.

Events - Death & Burial

  • 191461
    Death
    8 January 1914 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    William George Cocking died on 8 January 1914, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG. Note: Union Workhouse; Informant:Deputy Coroner.
    Cause: Heart Failure due to privation and exposure
    Citations: 5,6
  • 1914
    Burial
    12 January 1914 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    He was buried on 12 January 1914 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Cemetery.
    Citation: 12

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study William George Cocking has the reference number 288.

Narrative

William George COCKING was born on 31st January 1852 to George Jackson COCKING and Anne TRIPLOW. His father was a gardener and later a farmer. William was born in Beeston, Sandy, Bedfordshire. Sandy is a parish (with records since 1538) in the middle east of Bedfordshire near the border with Cambridgeshire. Sandy town itself is just off the Biggleswade to Bedford road about half way between.

William married married Annie Hobbs FRANCIS on 23rd December 1893. At marriage William stated he was 41 years old, a bachelor and a printer living in Biggleswade. Annie was only 21 years old.

They had at least three children including Bertha and George William COCKING born on 26th February 1894 when the couple were shown as living at Chapel Fields in Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. He was shown then as a Compositor, that is a Printer at a Newspaper office setting the type blocks for print.

Annie Hobbs left William for another man, Elijah TOPHAM, leaving him with three children. From this time William's life appears to have deteriorated in health and status to a point where he was living in squalor.

William George COCKING died in sad circumstances of heart failure caused by "privation and exposure" in the Union Workhouse at Biggleswade on the 8th January 1914. He was aged 63 years. He was shown as being formerly a printer late of 'Cowfairlands' Biggleswade. His daughter Bertha attended his funeral, but not his son George, and his estranged wife's father and sister showing little bad feeling between the families over the break-up.

Later his wife married a second time and William's son appears to have used the name of their stepfather 'Topham'.
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The Biggleswade Chronicle and North Bedfordshire Gazette - Friday January 16, 1914.
Front Page, Column 4.

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M A N O F G O O D B I R T H F O U N D I N
A P I T I F U L P L I G H T
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D E A T H F O L L O W S P R I V A T I O N A N D
E X P O S U R E

A familiar figure in the town died under very sad circumstances on Thursday of last week in the person of William George Cocking, a man of 63 years of age. He came to Biggleswade some twenty-four years or so ago, and was for a year or two a compositor at the "Chronicle" Office. Afterwards started business for himself in Shortmead Street as a printer, but this did not last many months and he has since done odd jobs in carpentry and as iron-monger's repairing assistant. He was son of the late Mr. George Jackson Cocking, who was a large farmer at Kempston for many years. His father, who died a year or two ago was a native of Beeston and a well-known Wesleyan Methodist worker at Beeston and at Kempston, but during his later years became a Churchwarden at the latter town. For many years deceased had not enjoyed good health, and had had a good deal of trouble through his wife, who went off with another man a some years ago, leaving him with three children. He was found without fire or food by some neighbours, who informed Mr. Wilkinson, the relieving officer, on Wednesday. Next day he was taken to the workhouse.

Mr. G. J. M. Whyley (deputy coroner), held an enquiry at the workhouse on Saturday into the case. The jury were sworn as follows: Messrs. Ebenezer Cain (foreman), C. Thynne, W. Oxby, R. Swain, S. Smith, H. Matthews, W. G. Albon, J. Mann, W. James, W. Goldthorpe, A. Skilliter and W. Ansell.

The Coroner in opening the enquiry, that for a case of its kind he would have to call an unusually large number of witnesses, but he thought they would have but little difficulty at arriving at a verdict. Deceased had lived alone for some time, and on Wednesday was found in a very bad condition. Mr. Wilkinson saw him on Wednesday evening, between 6.0 and 7.0 and sent for Dr. Milburn who advised his removal to the infirmary. Mr. Wilkinson stayed with the man for about an hour, and gave him some brandy. A man and a woman stayed with Mr. Cocking during the night and on Thursday he was taken to the workhouse. He was admitted at 11.0 a.m. and died on the same day without regaining consciousness.

Mr. Charles Brind, Master of the Workhouse, said deceased was admitted on the 8th at 11.0 a.m. He was unconscious. Dr. Welsh saw him the same day. He died at 8.50 P.M. without regaining consciousness.

Mrs Bertha Stimson, wife of Alfred Stimson, a labourer of Handley's Yard, Biggleswade, said, I identify the body as that of William George Cocking, my father. He was 63 years of age. On Wednesday afternoon I went to the house where he lived. He lived alone. I found the door locked and it was some little time before he unlocked it. He did not seem to know what he was doing and did not know me. I stayed some little time and then sent a message to his brother. His brother lives at Bedford. I went again on Thursday morning. His condition was about the same. He had no fire on Wednesday and I did not see any food in the house. I fetched some brandy for him on Wednesday night, which Mr. Wilkinson ordered. My father received from his brother 3/6 a week and his rent was paid. He had been in bad health for a good many years.

Mr. Robert Walker, market gardener, of Chapel Place, said I knew Cocking well for some years, and have assisted him. My wife frequently used to give him food a he frequently did little odd jobs for me, earning as much as 6/- or 7/- a week. On Tuesday last at 9.30 a.m., by request of my wife, I went in and found him kneeling against the fireplace. There was no fire. He was in a bad condition. I told him if he did not get up I should have to fetch the police. He said I'm all right. I'm going to get up and get some tea. On Wednesday my wife sent for Mrs. Stimson. He was in a shocking State. When I spoke sharp to him he seemed to know what he was doing.

Mr. Thomas Wilkinson, relieving officer for for Biggleswade, said on Wednesday evening I received a message with regard to the man Cocking, and I went to his house immediately. I had some difficulty in getting into the house, he was lying against the door, and I had to use some force to get in. He was in a very filthy condition. There was no fire and practically no food. I got some men to help and put him on an old couch. There was no bed in the house. I had sent for a conveyance to remove him previous to sending for Dr. Milburn, who advised me not to move him that night. On the doctor's advice I administered brandy and stayed over an hour. He was in a semi-conscious State. I arranged for a man and a woman to stop there for the night. On Thursday at 9.45 a.m. I went to the house and left an order for his admission to the workhouse.

Dr. Milburn said I first saw the deceased soon after 5.0 on Wednesday evening. He was in a very dazed condition and only answered with difficulty. He was very ill and very cold. I communicated to Mr. Wilkinson and gave an order for his removal to the infirmary. I was sent for the same evening by Mr. Wilkinson and went to the house again. He was obviously much worse then, and I advised the postponement of his removal until the following morning. He was still unconscious. I examined his chest and did not find any disease. He was in a dirty and neglected condition.

Dr. R. C. Welsh said, I saw deceased at a quarter past twelve at the Workhouse Infirmary on Thursday. He was semi-conscious, unable to speak and in a State of utter collapse. I found no disease. The body was only fairly nourished. There were no marks of violence except slight abrasion of the wrist. On the legs were chronic ulcers. He was then in a dying State quite pulseless. He died the same evening. Heart failure following privation and exposure I should say were the causes of death.

The Coroner said he thought no comments from him were needed and the jury returned a verdict of death from heart failure following privation and exposure.

T H E F U N E R A L
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The Rev. R. S. Bagshaw officiated at the funeral which took place at the Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The mourners were Mrs. Stimson (daughter), Mrs. Hobbs (sister in law), and Mr. G. Francis (father in law). There were no flowers. Mr. G. Styles was the undertaker.

Research Note: Biggleswade Chronicle checked, at Bedford Library, for (Friday 7 August 1914), (Friday 28 May 1916), (Friday 26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 1918), (Friday 7, 14, 28 June 1918).

Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-Male-clear
Occupation-Printing-Compositors-Frame.jpg
Photograph reproduced, currently, without permission of printers Warners (Midlands) plc, The Maltings, Bourne, Lincolnshire. Scanned from Family Tree Magazine April 1997.
Census-1901-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade-Cocking-W-J-1852.jpg



Citations

  1. [S955] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871</i>. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. 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.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for George Cocking

    Census-1871-ENG-Cocking-George-001.jpg
    Database online.
  2. [S1787] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F08889%2F0439&parentid=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F08889%2F0439%2F1,
    Citation Detail: Census for COCKING, WILLIAM GEORGE household of Biggleswade, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England; , Enumeration district: 4, Piece number: 8889, Schedule: 220; Record ID: GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439/1; First name(s): William George; Last name : Cocking; Sex: Male; Birth year: 1851; Age: 60; Age as transcribed: 60; Relation to Head: Head; Marital status: Married; Occupation: Carpenter tc; Birth place: Sandy Beeston Beds; Birth place as transcribed: Sandy Beeston Beds; Full address: Chapelfields Biggleswade Bedfordshire, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England; Address: Chapelfields, Biggleswade Bedfordshire; Street: -; Parish: Biggleswade; County: Bedfordshire; Country: England; Registration district: Biggleswade; Registration district number: 175; Sub district: Biggleswade; Sub district number: 1; Enumeration district: 4; Archive series: RG14; Piece number: 8889; Schedule: 220; Census reference: RG14PN8889 RG78PN468 RD175 SD1 ED4 SN220; RG 78; piece number: 468; Other household member first name(s): -; Other household member last name: ;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) on 12 January 2002 at via service: Findmypast. Transcript: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439/1

    Census-1911-ENG-Cocking-William-George-1852-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  3. [S1768] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. MARRIAGE Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Marriage of COCKING, WILLIAM GEORGE to ANNIE HOBBS FRANCIS; Volume 3b Page 707,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-)

    Marriage-Cocking-William-George-Francis-Annie-Hobbs-1893-12-23-ENG-Bedfordshire
  4. [S1773] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. BIRTH Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for GEORGE WILLIAM COCKING

    Birth-Cocking-George-William-1894-02-26-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  5. [S1767] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. DEATHS Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Recod for WILLIAM GEORGE COCKING, 8JAN1914; Volume 3b Page 418

    Death-Cocking-William-George-1914-01-08-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  6. [S1768] SOURCE (Short):, Title: England, BEDFORDSHIRE, MARRIAGE Certificates, Citation Detail: Marriage of COCKING, GEORGE WILLIAM to ROSE HANNAH CHALKLEY; Volume 3b Page 707
    Marriage-Cocking-George-William-Chalkley-Rose-Hannah-1918-05-25-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  7. [S1773] SOURCE (Short):, Title: England, BEDFORDSHIRE, BIRTH Certificates, Citation Detail: Record for WILLIAM COCKING, 31Jan1852
    Birth-Cocking-William-1852-01-21-ENG-Bedfordshire-Potton
  8. [S958] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881</i>. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881. <p>Images © Crown copyright. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England.

    ; <p>The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided.

    ; <p>Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary/"; target="_blank">The National Archives Image Library</a>, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225 Fax: 020 8392 5266.

    ;
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William G. Cocking

    Census-1881-ENG-Cocking-William-G-01.jpg
    Database online.
  9. [S959] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for Wm G Cocking

    Census-1891-ENG-Cocking-Wm-G-01.jpg
    Database online.
  10. [S961] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    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.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for WILLIAM GEORGE COCKING

    Census-1901-ENG-Cocking-George-W-001.jpg
    Database online.
  11. [S1775] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC%2F1861%2F0990%2F00498A&parentid=GBC%2F1861%2F0005838132,
    Citation Detail: Census for COCKING, GEORGE household of East End Farm, Hardwick, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England; Enumeration district: 15; Archive reference: RG09; Piece number: 990; Folio: 92; Page: 5;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 1995:-
    First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
    George Cocking Head Married Male 35 1826 Farmer 7... Employing 11 Man 3 Boys Bedfordshire, England
    Anne Cocking Wife Married Female 27 1834 Farmers Wife Bedfordshire, England
    William Cocking Son Unmarried Male 9 1852 Scholar Bedfordshire, England
    Frederick Cocking Son Unmarried Male 7 1854 Scholar Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Emma Cocking Daughter Unmarried Female 5 1856 Scholar Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    John Cocking Son Unmarried Male 3 1858 Scholar Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Ellen Cocking Daughter - Female 1 1860 Scholar Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
    Caroline Cocking Daughter - Female 1 1860 Scholar Kempston, Bedfordshire, England

    Census-1861-ENG-Cocking-George-001.jpg
    Database online.
  12. [S35] SOURCE: (Full):
    Citation Detail: Friday 16 January 1914, front page, column 4.,
    Citation Text: Death of William George Cocking on 8th January 1914 with details of persons attending funeral on Monday 12 January 1914:
    Mrs Bertha Stimson (daughter), Mrs Hobbs (sister in law), and Mr G. Francis (father in law).
  13. [S35] SOURCE (Short):, Title: Biggleswade Chronicle and North Bedfordshire Gazette. The, Citation Detail: Friday 16 January 1914, front page, column 4

Annie Hobbs Francis1,2,3

F, #289, b. 14 March 1873, d. 4 April 1935
Pedigree Link

Parents

  • Father*: George Francis (b. between July and September 1848, d. between July and September 1922)
  • Mother*: Ann Hobbs (b. 1844, d. between October and December 1916)


Family :-
: Partner: William George Cocking (b. 31 January 1852, d. 8 January 1914)

Children:


Family :-
: Partner: Elijah Topham (b. about 1872, d. after 5 April 1935)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Annie Hobbs Francis was born on 14 March 1873 in Arlsey, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. Note: Informant: Mother.3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Marriage: She and William George Cocking were married on 23 December 1893 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Parish Church; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Joseph Knowles & Ann Francis; Index: Biggleswade - 1893 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 707.9,1
  • Marriage: She and Elijah Topham were married on 2 April 1917 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Register Office; Both widowers; Witnesses: Charles W Paine & H G Palmer; Index: Hitchin - 1917 Apr-Jun Volume 3a Page 1319.6
  • Death: She died on 4 April 1935, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. Note: 17 Wellhouse Lane.10,10

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name Ann Francis
    Citation: 8
  • Name Ann H Francis
    Citation: 7
  • Name Annie Cocking
    Citations: 4,6
  • Name Annie H Cocking
    Citation: 5
  • Name Annie Hobbs Cocking
    Citation: 2
  • 1873
    Birth
    14 March 1873 | Arlsey, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
    Annie Hobbs Francis was born on 14 March 1873 in Arlsey, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England. Note: Informant: Mother.
    Citations: 3,4,5,6,7,8
  • 189320
    23 December 1893 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Age 41
    Birth 31 January 1852 | Beeston, Sandy, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
    Death: 8 January 1914 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    She and William George Cocking were married on 23 December 1893 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG, Biggleswade Parish Church; Both in 1st marriage; Witnesses: Joseph Knowles & Ann Francis; Index: Biggleswade - 1893 Oct-Dec Volume 3b Page 707.
    Citations: 9,1
  • 191744
    Marriage | Elijah Topham
    2 April 1917 | Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Birth about 1872 | Arlesey, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Death: after 5 April 1935
    She and Elijah Topham were married on 2 April 1917 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG, Register Office; Both widowers; Witnesses: Charles W Paine & H G Palmer; Index: Hitchin - 1917 Apr-Jun Volume 3a Page 1319.
    Citation: 6
  • 18818
    Occupation
    3 April 1881 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Scholar.
    Citation: 7
  • 18818
    Census
    3 April 1881 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 8; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Daughter.
    Citation: 7
  • 18818
    Residence
    3 April 1881 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Chapel Fields.
    Citation: 7
  • 189118
    Residence
    5 April 1891 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Bristow's Row, Chapel Field.
    Citation: 8
  • 189118
    Occupation
    5 April 1891 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Domestic Servant.
    Citation: 8
  • 189118
    Census
    5 April 1891 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 18; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Daughter.
    Citation: 8
  • 189320
    Residence
    23 December 1893 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Age: 21.
    Citation: 1
  • 189420
    Residence
    26 February 1894 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: Chapelfields, 4 rooms.
    Citation: 2
  • 190128
    Census
    31 March 1901 | Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 28; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife.
    Citation: 5
  • 190128
    Residence
    31 March 1901 | Arlesey, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: 40 New Road.
    Citation: 5
  • 191138
    Children
    2 April 1911 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    She was shown 3 children still living out of 3 on 2 April 1911 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England.
    Citation: 4
  • 191138
    Census
    2 April 1911 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 38; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Housekeeper.
    Citation: 4
  • 191138
    Residence
    2 April 1911 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Detail: 15 Westland Road, Knebworth Station.
    Citation: 4
  • 191138
    Occupation
    2 April 1911 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Housekeeper.
    Citation: 4
  • 191744
    Residence
    2 April 1917 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Detail: 15 Westland Road, Knebworth Station.
    Citation: 6

Events - Death & Burial

  • 193562
    Death
    4 April 1935 | Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
    Annie Hobbs Francis died on 4 April 1935, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. Note: 17 Wellhouse Lane.
    Cause: Carcinoma of body of uteris
    Citations: 10,10

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Annie Hobbs Francis has the reference number 289.

Narrative

Annie Hobbs FRANCIS was born on 14th March 1873 to Mr George FRANCIS and Mrs Ann FRANCIS (formerly Hobbs). Her father was a carpenter and builder. She was born in Arlesey which is a parish (with records since 1538) on the east of Bedfordshire. The town of Arlesley is near the road between Baldock (south-east in Hertfordshire) and Shefford to the north west.

A check of the Census UK 1881 showed no trace of the FRANCIS family in Arlsey indicating that they were not present in Arlsey on 3rd April 1881.

On 23 December 1893, Annie married William George COCKING in the Parish Church at Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. On marriage she gave her age as 21 years old, a spinster without employment residing in Biggleswade. He was 41 years old.

They appear to have had their first child, George William COCKING, onn 26th February 1894. On George's birth they gave their address as Chapel Fields, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK. They also appear to have had three daughters called Bertha (1895), Dorothy (1897) and Annie (1901). Annie died as a baby..

William George and Annie were living together in the 1901 census it notable that ten years later Annie appears separated from William George Cocking in the 1911 census and already living with Elijah Topham as his houskeeper.

In 1909 Annie gives birth to another son John James T Cocking who is living in the Topham household in 1911. Although it may be an error, it is notable that John Cocking is described as Elijah's son whereas George William Cocking is described as a visitor.

William George died in 1914 of deprivation in the workhouse and Annie Hobbs Cocking married again to Elijah Topham, a master shoemaker of Knebworth. This marriage was at the Register Office, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK. on 2nd April 1917. At the second marriage Annie was 43 years old and Elijah 45 years, both are shown as widows. They were shown as residing at 15 Westland Road, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.

From the time of the second marriage, in 1917, it appears that the children of the first marriage took the name TOPHAM. George's marriage certificate shows Annie TOPHAM as witness this could be the mother or a sister.

Annie Hobbs TOPHAM died at 17 Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, aged 62 years, on 4th April 1935. She died of a carcinoma of body of uterus. The death was registered by husband, Elijah, who showed an address of High Tor, Mardley Hill, Welwyn.

Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-Female-clear



Citations

  1. [S1768] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. MARRIAGE Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Marriage of COCKING, WILLIAM GEORGE to ANNIE HOBBS FRANCIS; Volume 3b Page 707,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-)

    Marriage-Cocking-William-George-Francis-Annie-Hobbs-1893-12-23-ENG-Bedfordshire
  2. [S1773] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. BEDFORDSHIRE. BIRTH Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for GEORGE WILLIAM COCKING

    Birth-Cocking-George-William-1894-02-26-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  3. [S1773] SOURCE (Short):, Title: England, BEDFORDSHIRE, BIRTH Certificates, Citation Detail: Birth of FRANCIS, ANN HOBBS; Jan-Mar 1873 Volume 3b Page 396
    Birth-Francis-Ann-Hobbs-1873-03-14-ENG-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  4. [S742] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2352&h=40955006&indiv=try,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Class: RG14; Piece: 7587; Schedule Number: 44,
    Citation Text: Record for Elijah Topham

    Census-1911-ENG-Topham-Elijah-01.jpg
  5. [S961] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    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.,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Record for WILLIAM GEORGE COCKING

    Census-1901-ENG-Cocking-George-W-001.jpg
    Database online.
  6. [S1769] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Hitchin. MARRIAGE Certificate.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Record for ELIJAH TOPHAM to ANNIE COCKING, 2APR1917

    Marriage-Topham-Elijah-Cocking-Annie-1917-04-02-ENG-Hertfordshire-Hitchin
  7. [S1781] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1881 census of England. BEDFORDSHIRE. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC/1881/4307276/00073&parentid=GBC/1881/0007607372 : 2019.,
    Citation Detail: Record for WILLIAM FRANCIS and, next door, GEORGE FRANCIS

    Census-1881-ENG-Francis-William-1816-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  8. [S1785] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: 1891 census of England. BEDFORDSHIRE. Digital images. Find My Past. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC/1891/1256/0230&parentid=GBC/1891/0009379904 : 2019.,
    Citation Detail: Record for GEORGE FRANCIS

    Census-1891-ENG-Francis-George-1848-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade
  9. [S1787] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F08889%2F0439&parentid=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F08889%2F0439%2F1,
    Citation Detail: Census for COCKING, WILLIAM GEORGE household of Biggleswade, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England; , Enumeration district: 4, Piece number: 8889, Schedule: 220; Record ID: GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439/1; First name(s): William George; Last name : Cocking; Sex: Male; Birth year: 1851; Age: 60; Age as transcribed: 60; Relation to Head: Head; Marital status: Married; Occupation: Carpenter tc; Birth place: Sandy Beeston Beds; Birth place as transcribed: Sandy Beeston Beds; Full address: Chapelfields Biggleswade Bedfordshire, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England; Address: Chapelfields, Biggleswade Bedfordshire; Street: -; Parish: Biggleswade; County: Bedfordshire; Country: England; Registration district: Biggleswade; Registration district number: 175; Sub district: Biggleswade; Sub district number: 1; Enumeration district: 4; Archive series: RG14; Piece number: 8889; Schedule: 220; Census reference: RG14PN8889 RG78PN468 RD175 SD1 ED4 SN220; RG 78; piece number: 468; Other household member first name(s): -; Other household member last name: ;
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) on 12 January 2002 at via service: Findmypast. Transcript: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/08889/0439/1

    Census-1911-ENG-Cocking-William-George-1852-Bedfordshire-Biggleswade

Herbert William George Farrington1,2,3

M, #290, b. 6 June 1915, d. 6 July 1940
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Herbert William George Farrington was born on 6 June 1915 in Halesworth, Suffolk, England. Note: 79 London Road; Index: Blything - 1915 Apr-Jun Volume 4a Page 2048.1,2,4,3,5
  • Marriage: He and Ella Rose Cocking were married on 5 October 1939 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, Parish Church.1
  • Death: He died on 6 July 1940, in Halesworth, Suffolk, England. Note: 4 The Avenue.3

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name Herbert G W Farrington
    Citation: 4
  • Name Herbert W G Farrington
    Citation: 5
  • 1915
    Birth
    6 June 1915 | Halesworth, Suffolk, England
    Herbert William George Farrington was born on 6 June 1915 in Halesworth, Suffolk, England. Note: 79 London Road; Index: Blything - 1915 Apr-Jun Volume 4a Page 2048.
    Citations: 1,2,4,3,5
  • 193924
    5 October 1939 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Age 20
    Birth 28 July 1919 | Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Death: June 2003 | Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG
    He and Ella Rose Cocking were married on 5 October 1939 in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England, Parish Church.
    Citation: 1
  • Medical
    Condition: Tuberculosis.
  • 19150
    Residence
    6 June 1915 | Halesworth, Suffolk, England
    Detail: 79 London Road.
    Citation: 2
  • 193924
    Census
    29 September 1939 | Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 24; Marital Status: Unmarried; Relation to Head: Lodger with Frederick G Gregory.
    Citation: 4
  • 193924
    Residence
    29 September 1939 | Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Detail: 2 Gypsy Lane.
    Citation: 4
  • 193924
    Occupation
    29 September 1939 | Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
    Baker & Roundsman.
    Citation: 4
  • 1939
    Residence
    Before 5 October 1939 | Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England
    Detail: 2 Gypsy Lane.
    Citation: 1
  • 193924
    Occupation
    5 October 1939
    Baker.
    Citation: 1
  • 1940
    Occupation
    Before 6 July 1940
    Baker (Journeyman.)
    Citation: 3
  • 194025
    Death of one spouse | Ella Rose Cocking
    6 July 1940 | Halesworth, Suffolk, England
    Citations: 3,3

Events - Death & Burial

  • 194025
    Death
    6 July 1940 | Halesworth, Suffolk, England
    Herbert William George Farrington died on 6 July 1940, in Halesworth, Suffolk, England. Note: 4 The Avenue.
    Cause: Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    Citation: 3

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Herbert William George Farrington has the reference number 290.


Person Exhibits

Portrait-0-Male-clear



Citations

  1. [S455] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Hertfordshire. Knebworth. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom 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. [S456] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. East Suffolk. Southwold. Birth Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Birth 119, 6 Jun 1915, Herbert William George Farrington, boy,
    Citation Text: Father: Herbert Henry Farrington, Journeyman Baker
    Mother and Informant on 29 Jun 1915: Rebecca Farrington formerly Nocloth
    Address of informant and birth: 79 London Road, Halesworth, UD
  3. [S454] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. East Suffolk. Blyth. Death Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: Death, 424, 6 Jul 1940, Herbert William George Farrington,
    Citation Text: Male, 25 years, Baker (Journeyman) a) Acute Pulmonary Tubeculosis Certified by Melville Hocken MD, Informant on 8 July 1940: R Harrington Mother, present at death 4 The avenue, Halesworth
  4. [S1294] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Source Combined Fields: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61596&h=15963139&indiv=try,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1661A,
    Citation Text: Record for Herbert G W Farrington

    Census-1939-ENG-Farrington-Herbert-William-George-01.jpg
    The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/1661A
  5. [S401] SOURCE: (Full): FreeBMD,
    Source Combined Fields: England. "Civil Registration BIRTH Index: 1837-Present; FreeBMD ".

    General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes, London, England: General Register Office,
    Repository: Internet Service: FreeBMD - www.freebmd.org.uk,
    Citation Detail: Birth of FARRINGTON, HERBERT W G in Blything, Suffolk, England',
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) 1999:- Index: Blything - 1915 Apr-Jun Volume 4a Page 2048;

May Farrington

F, #291, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: May Farrington died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study May Farrington has the reference number 291.





Harold

M, #292, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Harold died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Harold has the reference number 292.





Private

F, #293, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Death: Private died DECEASED.

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Private has the reference number 293.





May Stephens1

F, #298, b. 1884, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: John Joseph Yeoman (b. 1881, d. DECEASED)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: May Stephens was born in 1884 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England. Note: Sparkbrook.1,2
  • Marriage: She and John Joseph Yeoman were married in 1907 by 1911 census.2
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name May Yeoman
    Citation: 2
  • 1884
    Birth
    1884 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    May Stephens was born in 1884 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England. Note: Sparkbrook.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1907
    1907
    Age ~26
    Birth 1881 | Hampstead, Camden, London, England
    Death: DECEASED
    She and John Joseph Yeoman were married in 1907 by 1911 census.
    Citation: 2
  • Residence
    Golders Green, Barnet, Greater London, England
    Detail: NW5.
  • 1891
    Residence
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Detail: 27 Raglan Street in one house.
    Citation: 1
  • 1891
    Census
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as 27 Raglan Street as daughter of head.
    Citation: 1
  • 1891
    Occupation
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Scholar.
    Citation: 1
  • 1911
    Children
    2 April 1911 | Hendon, Barnet, London, England
    She was shown No child of 1 still living on 2 April 1911 in Hendon, Barnet, London, England.
    Citation: 2
  • 1911
    Census
    2 April 1911 | Hendon, Barnet, London, England
    Enumerated on the census as Age: 27; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Wife.
    Citation: 2
  • 1911
    Residence
    2 April 1911 | Hendon, Barnet, London, England
    Detail: 11 Devonshire Road, Childs Hill in one house of two rooms.
    Citation: 2

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study May Stephens has the reference number 298.

Narrative

Lived in London. Married.




Citations

  1. [S959] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens

    Census-1891-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg
    Database online.
  2. [S4107] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F07118%2F0211&parentid=GBC%2F1911%2FRG14%2F07118%2F0211%2F1,
    Citation Detail: Census for YEOMAN, JOHN JOSEPH household of Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex, England; , Enumeration district: 17, Piece number: 7118, Schedule: 106; Record ID: GBC/1911/RG14/07118/0211/1; First name(s) Last name Relation to Head Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place John Joseph Yeoman Head Married Male 30 1881 Jobbings gardener Hampstead Middlesex May Yeoman Wife Married Female 27 1884 - Sparkbrook Warwickshire Cyril Bertie Stephens Brother Single Male 24 1887 Drapers assistant Birmongham Warwickshire,
    Citation Text: Collated by Brian Thomas Dowling (1955-) on 12 January 2022 at via service: Findmypast. Transcript: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/07118/0211/1

    Census-1911-ENG-Yeoman-John-Joseph-1881-Middlesex-Hendon

Amy Stephens1,2

F, #299, b. 1880, d. DECEASED
Pedigree Link

Parents



BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: Amy Stephens was born in 1880 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England.2
  • Death: She died DECEASED.

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • 1880
    Birth
    1880 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Citation: 2
  • 1881
    Birth
    1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Citation: 1
  • Residence
    Detail: 58 Brighton Road / Birmingham, Warwickshire / UK.
  • 1881
    Census
    3 April 1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Enumerated on the census as 19 Summer ?Street as daughter of head.
    Citation: 2
  • 1881
    Residence
    3 April 1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Detail: 19 Summer ?Street in one house.
    Citation: 2
  • 1891
    Residence
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Detail: 27 Raglan Street in one house.
    Citation: 1
  • 1891
    Occupation
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Scholar.
    Citation: 1
  • 1891
    Census
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as 27 Raglan Street as daughter of head.
    Citation: 1

Events - Death & Burial

  • Death
    DECEASED

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study Amy Stephens has the reference number 299.

Narrative

Lived in Birmingham. Spinster.

Person Exhibits

Portrait-Stephens-Amy-1880-dec
Photo-Stephens-Amy-1880-dec.jpg



Citations

  1. [S959] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens

    Census-1891-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg
    Database online.
  2. [S958] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881</i>. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881. <p>Images © Crown copyright. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England.

    ; <p>The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided.

    ; <p>Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary/"; target="_blank">The National Archives Image Library</a>, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225 Fax: 020 8392 5266.

    ;
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens

    Census-1881-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg

William Shuter Stephens1,2

M, #300, b. 14 March 1856, d. before 6 February 1921
Pedigree Link

Parents



Family :-
: Partner: Emma Charlotte Hobbs (b. 3 November 1857, d. DECEASED)

Children:


BIOGRAPHY


Vital Facts

  • Birth: William Shuter Stephens was born on 14 March 1856 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England. Note: 104 New Hall Street.1,3
  • Marriage: He and Emma Charlotte Hobbs were married on 6 January 1876 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, Christchurch Parish Church.4,4,4
  • Death: He died before 6 February 1921. Note: Shown as 'deceased' on son's marriage certificate.5

Events - Chronological (including alternatives)

  • Name William Stephens
    Citations: 3,6
  • 1856
    Birth
    14 March 1856 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    William Shuter Stephens was born on 14 March 1856 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England. Note: 104 New Hall Street.
    Citations: 1,3
  • 1858
    Birth
    1858 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Citation: 6
  • 187619
    6 January 1876 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Age 18
    Birth 3 November 1857 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Death: DECEASED
    He and Emma Charlotte Hobbs were married on 6 January 1876 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England, Christchurch Parish Church.
    Citations: 4,4,4
  • 18560
    Residence
    14 March 1856 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Detail: 104 New Hall Street.
    Citation: 1
  • 188125
    Census
    3 April 1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Enumerated on the census as 19 Summer ?Street as head of household.
    Citation: 6
  • 188125
    Residence
    3 April 1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Detail: 19 Summer ?Street in one house.
    Citation: 6
  • 188125
    Occupation
    3 April 1881 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Clerk Ledger.
    Citation: 6
  • 188630
    Occupation
    28 September 1886 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Grocer.
    Citation: 2
  • 188630
    Residence
    28 September 1886 | Birmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
    Detail: 106 Carver Street, Ladywood at son Cyril's birth.
    Citation: 2
  • 189135
    Residence
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Detail: 27 Raglan Street in one house.
    Citation: 3
  • 189135
    Occupation
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Clerk in Workhouse.
    Citation: 3
  • 189135
    Census
    5 April 1891 | Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandG
    Enumerated on the census as 27 Raglan Street as head of household.
    Citation: 3
  • 1921~65
    Occupation
    1921
    Clerk.
    Citation: 5

Events - Death & Burial

  • 1921
    Death
    Before 6 February 1921
    William Shuter Stephens died before 6 February 1921. Note: Shown as 'deceased' on son's marriage certificate.
    Citation: 5

Facts - Non-Chronological

  • Reference Number
    In the Dowling One-Name Study William Shuter Stephens has the reference number 300.

Narrative

William Shuter STEPHENS was born on 14 March 1856 at 104 New Hall Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK. At his birth his father, William STEPHENS, was shown as a Police Officer. His mother, Catherine STEPHENS (formerly SHUTER) registered the birth.

Five years later an examination of the 1861 UK Census for Birmingham showed that 104 Newhall Street was a 'Paper Shop' and had no occupants. This discrepancy may only be that they were not at home on the night of the census. (Another family of Stephens were shown at no. 108 Newhall Street- Charles the head of the family aged 48 and a wine merchant from Rodborough in Gloucestershire and his wife Elizabeth aged 50 of Horlbey in Gloucester.)

William married Emma Charlotte HOBBS on 6th January 1876. At marriage William stated he was 19 years old, a bachelor and a Clerk living at Newhall Street, Birmingham with his father as William Stephens.

They had at least one son Cyril Bertie on 28 September 1886 which he registered in Ladywood, Birmingham on 8th November 1886. He also had two daughters May and Amy.

Their address was 106 Carver Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, Warwickshire on 8 November 1886 when William registered the birth of Cyril Bertie.

The family were not shown as residing at 106 Carver Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, in the Census Returns for 1891.

William Shuter STEPHENS was shown as deceased at the time of son Cyril's marriage on 6th February 1921.




Citations

  1. [S499] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. Warwickshire. St. Paul Birmingham. Birth Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom General Register Office,
    Citation Detail: BIRTH, 134, 14 Mar 1856, William Shuter Stephens,
    Citation Text: At 104 New Hall Street
    Boy to Father: William Stephens a Police Officer, Mother and Informant on 31 Mar 1856: Catherine Stephens formerly Shuter
  2. [S500] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: Birth Certificate in possession of Brian Thomas Dowling (1955.,
    Repository: United Kingdom 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.
  3. [S959] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com,
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens

    Census-1891-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg
    Database online.
  4. [S505] SOURCE: (Full):
    Source Combined Fields: England. London. Islington. Marriage Certificates.,
    Repository: United Kingdom 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
  5. [S958] SOURCE: (Full): Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
    Source Combined Fields: <i>Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881</i>. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881. <p>Images © Crown copyright. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England.

    ; <p>The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided.

    ; <p>Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary/"; target="_blank">The National Archives Image Library</a>, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225 Fax: 020 8392 5266.

    ;
    Repository: Internet Service: Ancestry.com,
    Citation Detail: Database online.,
    Citation Text: Record for William Stephens

    Census-1881-ENG-Stephens-William-01.jpg