Richard Quinton1

Male, #301
Last Edited27 Feb 2009

Richard Quinton married Emily White, daughter of Thomas White and Susanah Appleton, in 1851 in London.1

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Emily Quinton1

Female, #302
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherRichard Quinton1
MotherEmily White1 b. 2 Aug 1822

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Emma Quinton1

Female, #303
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherRichard Quinton1
MotherEmily White1 b. 2 Aug 1822

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Ellen Quinton1

Female, #304
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherRichard Quinton1
MotherEmily White1 b. 2 Aug 1822

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Thomas Quinton1

Male, #305
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherRichard Quinton1
MotherEmily White1 b. 2 Aug 1822

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Harriet Quinton1

Female, #306
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherRichard Quinton1
MotherEmily White1 b. 2 Aug 1822

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).

Frederick George Shaw1,2

Male, #307, b. 28 November 1885, d. 6 October 1948
Last Edited22 Aug 2019
FatherFrederick William Shaw3 b. 1859, d. 4 Jul 1888
MotherEmily Sarah Abbiss3 b. c 1856, d. 9 Dec 1914
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Frederick George Shaw, son of Frederick William Shaw and Emily Sarah Abbiss, was born on 28 November 1885 at Frederick Street, Islington, London,1,4 but lived at Ickleford from about 3 years of age.5

Frederick George Shaw married Edith Florence Gray, daughter of Frank Gurney Gray and Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, on 2 August 1913 at the Parish Church of Holy Saviour, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.1,2,6 Frederick George Shaw lived at Ickleford at the time.7

His mother died on 9 December 1914 intestate and a widow.8 He was granted Letters of Administration for the estate on 4 January 1915. The estate amounted to £47 4s 10p.8

Frederick George Shaw lived at 64 Glebe Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, on 31 October 1921.9 He insured the contents for £150 on 31 October 1921 with the Fine Art and General Insurance Company of 66 Threadneedle Street at EC2.9

Frederick George Shaw was a witness at the marriage of Leslie Varley MVO MBE and Joan Katharine Shaw on 25 November 1939 at St Nicholas' Church, Norton, Hertfordshire, by licence.10,11

Frederick George Shaw died on 6 October 1948 at age 62 at 123 Norton Way, Letchworth, aged 62 years from cerebral haemorrhage and arterio sclerosis.1,12 and was buried in Letchworth Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were undertaken by A Favell & Son of Letchworth. They provided a best waxed elm coffin with best fittings and interior, motor hearse, bearers and two morning cars at a cost to his widow of £25 12s 6p.2,13

Frederick George Shaw was a Sheetmetal Worker on 2 August 19131,6,11

Frederick George Shaw was the owner of a bible which passed to his daughter Joan.14,15

Frederick George Shaw was a Mechanical Engineer on 8 October 1948.12

Frederick George Shaw was the owner of small bible inscribed "FG Shaw."16

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1891IcklefordHe was listed as the grandson of George Abbiss in the 1891 census at Ickleford. The household was enumerated as:

George Abbiss, Head, M, M, 59, Agricutural Labourer, Employed, Herts, Ickleford
Mary do., Wife, M, F, 59, -, -, do., do.
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 34, -, -, do., do.
Frederick G do., Grand son, -, M 5, Scholar, -, London, Islington
Emily L do., Grand Daur, -, F, 4, do., -, do., do.
Agnes G do., Grand Daur, -, F, 3, -, -, do., do.17
1901Upper Green, IcklefordHe was listed as the grandson of George Abbiss in the 1901 census at Upper Green, Ickleford. The household was listed as follows:

George Abbiss, Head, Wid, M, 67, Horsekeeper on farm, Worker, -, Beds, Ickleford
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 44, - , -, -, Beds, Ickleford
Frederick George Shaw, Grandson, M, 15, Art metal worker, Worker, -, London, Islington
Emily L Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 14, Mother's help, Worker, at home, London, Islington
Agnes G Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 12, attending school, -, - , London, Islington18

Family

Edith Florence Gray b. 16 May 1887, d. 26 Mar 1959
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw before 3 May 1988 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old017).
  2. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  3. [S69] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 5 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old020).
  4. [S184] Copy birth certificate of Frederick George Shaw, born 28 November 1885, registered 15 January 1886 in the Registration District of Islington South West (Tony Mooney, photocopy, RD reference not given), Confirms date (My ref: tm0040.JKSP01).
  5. [S147] Information supplied by Ernest Frederick Shaw on 6 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0026).
  6. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  7. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) Ickleford only. (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  8. [S186] Letters of administration of the estate of Emily Sarah Shaw of Ickleford, Hitchin in the County of Hertford, granted by the High Court of Justice, 4 February 1915 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP03).
  9. [S188] Private papers of Joan Katherine Shaw, Frederick George Shaw - insurance document, 31 October 1921 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0040.JKSP05).
  10. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).
  11. [S189] Original marriage certificate of Leslie Varley and Joan Katherine Shaw, married 25 November 1939 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 46) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP06).
  12. [S190] Original death certificate of Frederick George Shaw, died 6 October 1948, registered 8 October 1948 in the Registration District of Hitchin sub. Baldock (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 31) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP07).
  13. [S191] Private papers of Joan Katherine Varley, Frederick George Shaw - funeral invoice, 12 October 1948 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0040.JKSP08).
  14. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  15. [S153] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 20 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030b).
  16. [S176] Various relatives, bibles and prayer books, 25 May 1994. (My ref: tm0031).
  17. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108,f.50,p.9,s.51 (My ref: tm0389).
  18. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/1300/12,f.24,9,239 (My ref: tm0390).

Edith Florence Gray1,2

Female, #308, b. 16 May 1887, d. 26 March 1959
Last Edited22 Aug 2019
FatherFrank Gurney Gray3 b. 26 Mar 1855, d. 8 Jan 1936
MotherElizabeth Lavinia Kingsley3,4 b. 18 Dec 1865, d. 13 Sep 1957
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Edith Florence Gray, daughter of Frank Gurney Gray and Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, was born on 16 May 1887 at Pirton, Hertfordshire. Family lore has it that she was born in Northaw but her mother's bible records that she was born in Pirton. This seems the most likely place as her birth was registered at Hitchin which covered Pirton but Northaw was covered by Hertford.1,5,6,7,4,8,9,10 It is not known where she was baptised butshe was confirmed at St Saviour's on 2 May 1902.4 She was put into service with the Goodhalls who kept a big housein Chobham. They were very good to her and the three children gave her a silver tea-set when she got married.11 Edith Florence Gray is known to have been a Children's Nurse during her life so it is assumed she was employed as such by the Goodhalls.1

Edith Florence Gray married Frederick George Shaw, son of Frederick William Shaw and Emily Sarah Abbiss, on 2 August 1913 at the Parish Church of Holy Saviour, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.1,5,12 Edith Florence Gray was in service and resident at St Saviour's at the time.7,12 Later she became a Straw Plaiter.7

By 12 October 1948 she lived at 64 Glebe Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire.13,14

Edith Florence Shaw and Joan Katharine Varley were jointly granted Letters of Administration for her husband's estate, which amounted to £1871 5s 1d, on 24 November 1948.15,16 On 31 January 1949Ernest Frederick Shaw and Joan Katharine Varley entered into a Deed of Family Arrangement making her the sole beneficiary.14

Edith Florence Gray died on 26 March 1959 at age 71 at 64 Glebe Road, Letchworth, from cardiac failure and coronary thrombosis.17,5,4,18

In 1895 she a received a bible inscribed inscribed Edith Florence Gray from her loving mother. Watch and pray 1895. It appears to have been her mother's bible as it is also inscribed Elizabeth L Kingsley July 20th 1883. A gift from Mrs Mawson.4 She also owned a small bible inscribed "Edith Gray May 19th 1905 from K & A Little" (the 9 is overwritten in pencil with a 6).19

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1891PirtonShe was listed as the granddaughter of Samuel Burgess in the 1891 census at Pirton. The household was enumerated as:

Samual Burgess, Head, M, m, 57, Agricultural labourer, Employed, Herts, Pirton
Abigail Burgess, M, F, 56, Straw plaiter, Employed, Herts, Pirton
Jane Kingsley, Daur in law, S, F, 18, Servant (domestic), Herts, Pirton
Edith Gray, Gran daur, -, F 4, scholar, -, Herts, Pirton
Ernest Gray, Gran son, -, M, 2, -, -, Leicestershire, Leicester20

Family

Frederick George Shaw b. 28 Nov 1885, d. 6 Oct 1948
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw before 3 May 1988 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old017).
  2. [S124] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - personal information, about 1895 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP22).
  3. [S71] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 2 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old018).
  4. [S177] Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, religious book, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, original), 20 Jul 1883. (My ref: tm0032).
  5. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  6. [S148] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 6 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0027).
  7. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  8. [S136] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 12 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0006).
  9. [S1072] Online index to births for Hitchin (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 23 Jun 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0776).
  10. [S1098] Online index to births for Hitchin (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 3 Apr 2010 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0801).
  11. [S195] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0041).
  12. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  13. [S191] Private papers of Joan Katherine Varley, Frederick George Shaw - funeral invoice, 12 October 1948 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0040.JKSP08).
  14. [S193] Deed of Family Arrangement, between Joan Katherine Varley and Ernest Frederick Shaw, Letchworth, 31 January 1949 (Tony Mooney, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP10).
  15. [S192] Letters of administration of the estate of Frederick George Shaw of Letchworth, granted by the High Court of Justice, Peterborough, 24 November 1948 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP09).
  16. [S405] Private papers of Joan Katherine Shaw, Estate of Frederick George Shaw - solicitor's account, 8 March 1940 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0040.JKSP11).
  17. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).
  18. [S194] Copy death certificate of Edith Florence Shaw, died 26 March 1959, registered 26 March 1959 in the Registration District of Hitchin sub-District Baldock (Tony Mooney, photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP12).
  19. [S176] Various relatives, bibles and prayer books, 25 May 1994. (My ref: tm0031).
  20. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108/27,f.215,p.36 (My ref: tm0389).

Joan Katharine Shaw1

Female, #309, b. 15 June 1917
Last Edited16 Mar 2014
Joan Varley (nee Shaw)
c. 1966
FatherFrederick George Shaw1,2 b. 28 Nov 1885, d. 6 Oct 1948
MotherEdith Florence Gray1 b. 16 May 1887, d. 26 Mar 1959

Joan Katharine Shaw, daughter of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, was born on 15 June 1917 in Glebe Road, Letchworth.1,3 When she was eight years old, her mother used to send her to see her Granny in Hitchin a lot. On these occassions Joan was given a bucket of water and a scrubbing brush to clean the four concrete steps at the back of the house.4

Joan Katharine Shaw married Leslie Varley MVO MBE, son of Lawrence Varley and (?) Hamshaw, by licence on 25 November 1939 at St Nicholas' Church, Norton, Hertfordshire.1,2

Joan Katharine Varley lived at 64 Glebe Road, Norton, Letchworth, between 1939 and 31 January 1994.5,2,6

On 24 November 1948 Joan Katharine Varley and Edith Florence Shaw were jointly granted Letters of Administration for her father's estate, which amounted to £1871 5s 1d.7,8 On 31 January 1949Joan Katharine Varley and Ernest Frederick Shaw entered into a Deed of Family Arrangement with their mother making her the sole beneficiary.6

Joan Katharine Varley was a Supervisor.1

She possessed a number of family heirlooms one of which was a small metal box made by her father. She kept her family papers in it and stored it in the suitcase given to her by her husband.9 She also had a copper warming pan which came to her when her Granny Gray died.10 Two more items which she had were the suitcase which her husband gave her as a 21st birthday present11 and small bible inscribed "Joan Shaw Dec 25th 1930" It includes a short note; 13 Florence St. Just to write you many happy returns of your 21st birthday. Will you please buy yourself some little thing with the enclosed. Wishing you the best. Grannie.12 Another item she had was her father's bible. It was stolen by a neighbour from her home at 64 Glebe road about 1990. Her son Richard said that she was burgled. He believed it was taken by a neighbour because Joan had shown them where it was kept.5,13

In 1971, Joan Katharine Shaw appeared in a photograph taken at the Graduation and Passing Out Parade of Anthony George Patrick Mooney from RAF OCTU, RAF Henlow. Ernest Frederick Shaw, Ruth Grace Pickard, David Arthur Drury, Eleanor Grace Blanks and Ralph Henry Pickard also appeared in the photograph.14

Family

Leslie Varley MVO MBE b. 22 Jun 1915, d. 19 Dec 1994
Child
  • Richard Douglas Varley1 b. 9 Mar 1945

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).
  2. [S189] Original marriage certificate of Leslie Varley and Joan Katherine Shaw, married 25 November 1939 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 46) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP06).
  3. [S187] Copy birth certificate of Joan Katherine Shaw, born 15 June 1917, registered 18 July 1917 in the Registration District of Hitchin sub-district Baldock (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 47 105), confirms dob. (My ref: tm0040.JKSP04).
  4. [S252] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 31 July 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0061).
  5. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  6. [S193] Deed of Family Arrangement, between Joan Katherine Varley and Ernest Frederick Shaw, Letchworth, 31 January 1949 (Tony Mooney, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP10).
  7. [S192] Letters of administration of the estate of Frederick George Shaw of Letchworth, granted by the High Court of Justice, Peterborough, 24 November 1948 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP09).
  8. [S405] Private papers of Joan Katherine Shaw, Estate of Frederick George Shaw - solicitor's account, 8 March 1940 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0040.JKSP11).
  9. [S151] Joan Katherine Varley, family papers, (Joan Katharine Shaw, Letchworth, metal box), 7 May 1994. (My ref: tm0029b).
  10. [S195] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0041).
  11. [S150] Joan Katherine Varley, suitcase, (Joan Katharine Shaw, Letchworth, original), 7 May 1994. (My ref: tm0029a).
  12. [S176] Various relatives, bibles and prayer books, 25 May 1994. (My ref: tm0031).
  13. [S153] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 20 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030b).
  14. [S362] Graduation photo taken 1971 of Tony Mooney + many others (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0134).

Leslie Varley MVO MBE1

Male, #310, b. 22 June 1915, d. 19 December 1994
Last Edited28 Mar 2018
Leslie Varley MVO MBE
1915 - 1994
FatherLawrence Varley2 d. c 1919
Mother(?) Hamshaw2,3

Leslie Varley MVO MBE, son of Lawrence Varley and (?) Hamshaw, was born on 22 June 1915 in Wakefield4,5 Leslie Varley MVO MBE lived at Glasgow at the time6 and married Joan Katharine Shaw, daughter of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, on 25 November 1939 at St Nicholas' Church, Norton, Hertfordshire, by licence.1,7 Leslie Varley MVO MBE later married Edna May Dixon.3

Leslie was first a carpenter8 and then a soldier when he joined the Royal Army Supply Corps eventually being promoted to on 25 November 19397 Regimental Sergeant Major.8 Heleft the Army in 1962 and worked at the Tower of London9 where he was the Chief Yeoman Warder until 1980.8,9

Leslie was the Parish Clerk at the The Chapel Royal St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, from circa 1978 to circa 1992.9

Barbara Seabright-Moore of Canada said of him in 2016:

I knew Leslie Varley very well in the 1970’s and 80’s. He was a very good friend of my Uncle Brian Seabright and was the Godfather of my twin cousins Dianne and Debbie Seabright who were baptised, by Leslie’s petition to the Queen, at the chapel in the Tower of London. I stayed at Leslie and his wife’s house in the Tower in 1976 when I was 15 and was visiting my relatives there. I always knew him as such a charming and lovely man with such a lovely sense of humour. He took us on private tours of the Crown Jewels and invited us to the Ceremony of the Keys for a private encounter which always stood in my memory. I have never been able to find anything about him and discovered your page with his picture which I instantly recognized as my "Uncle Les" as we always called him. So lovely to see that picture of him as I always remembered him. I came back to England in 1980 and went to theatre school in Guildford and saw him once or twice I think in the year I was there. He was such an integral part of my family, especially being that he was my twin cousins’ God Father.10

Leslie Varley MVO MBE died on 19 December 1994 at age 79 at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, in his sleep11 and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, at 11 a.m. on Thursday 29 December 1994.11

On 9 February 1969 Leslie Varley MVO MBE had prayer book inscribed Leslie Varley in memory of his confirmation by the Lord Bishop of London and of his first Communion in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula in H.M. Tower of London, on February 9, 1969 and signed Robert London(?) TP Butler Resident Governor, John G Nicholls Chaplain.12 He had another prayerbook inscribed simply Leslie Varley.12

A Tower of London souvenir booklet from about 1976 has a striking picture of him on the front cover and another two of him inside.13

In an email dated 28 June 2017

Ady Stimpson said:
Back in the summer of 1972 as a 9 year old schoolboy, I visited the Tower of London during a week long holiday in the Capital with my parents. Having visited the Crown Jewels that particular day, I plucked up the courage and approached what seemed to me at the time to be the tallest most fearsome Yeoman Warden and asked if he would be kind enough to sign my Crown Jewels booklet. My old man was made up on noting that I hadn't simply asked any old Yeoman, but the Chief no less, and MBE too! This evening I came across this booklet in a box in my attic and with the power of the internet, this 54 year old retired company director found a link pertaining to Mr Leslie Varley MVO MBE on your website, along with a photo of the fellow himself.I was saddened although not surprised to learn that Yeoman Varley has since departed for the Tower in the Sky, but thought you might appreciate the photo attached.

Sincerely,
ADY STIMPSON
Nottinghamshire.
Aged 54 3/4.


Click the icon to see the inscription.14

Family

Joan Katharine Shaw b. 15 Jun 1917
Child
  • Richard Douglas Varley1 b. 9 Mar 1945

Citations

  1. [S67] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Thomas White and descendants - tree, about 1850 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP27).
  2. [S142] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 8 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0016).
  3. [S153] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 20 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030b).
  4. [S103] Information known to me about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old06).
  5. [S1073] Online index to births for Wakefield (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 9 Apr 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0777).
  6. [S189] Original marriage certificate of Leslie Varley and Joan Katherine Shaw, married 25 November 1939 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 46) Glasgow only (My ref: tm0040.JKSP06).
  7. [S189] Original marriage certificate of Leslie Varley and Joan Katherine Shaw, married 25 November 1939 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 46) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP06).
  8. [S68] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw before 3 May 1988 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old017).
  9. [S154] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 22 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030c).
  10. [S1285] Email from Barbara Seabright-Moore (withheld) to Tony Mooney, dated 25 May 2016 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout) . (My ref: tm0963).
  11. [S291] Announcement of the death of Leslie Varley MVO MBE of Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Newspaper title not given, date not given (Richard Douglas Varley, original) (My ref: tm0091).
  12. [S176] Various relatives, bibles and prayer books, 25 May 1994. (My ref: tm0031).
  13. [S370] Lesley Varley, Tower of London souvenir booklet, 1976, London (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0142).
  14. [S1298] Email from Ady Stimpson (withheld) to Tony Mooney, dated 28 June 2017 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout) . (My ref: tm0976).

Frederick William Shaw1,2

Male, #313, b. 1859, d. 4 July 1888
Last Edited23 Jun 2012
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Frederick William Shaw was born in 1859.3

Frederick William Shaw married Emily Sarah Abbiss, daughter of George Abbiss and Mary Lawman, on 24 May 1884 at the Ickleford Parish Church.1,3,4

Frederick William Shaw lived with Emily Sarah Abbiss in a cottage on the green at Ickleford (it wasn't there in 1994).5

Frederick William Shaw was a Railway Fireman in 1888.3

Frederick William Shaw lived at 25 Frederick Street, Islington, on 4 July 1888.3

Frederick William Shaw died on 4 July 1888 at the Royal Free Hospital after falling from a tender by coming into contact with overhead wires attached to a signal box. The death certificate records the cause of death as: Died of shock. Compound fracture to legs. Run over by train near Stroud Green Station G.N.R.3 He was probably buried in Ickleford Church Yard.5

Family

Emily Sarah Abbiss b. c 1856, d. 9 Dec 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 5 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old020).
  2. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  3. [S94] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw on 6 December 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0002.old022).
  4. [S1065] Online index to marriages for Hitchin (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 20 Jun 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0769).
  5. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).

Emily Sarah Abbiss1,2,3

Female, #314, b. circa 1856, d. 9 December 1914
Last Edited23 Jun 2012
FatherGeorge Abbiss4 b. c 1832
MotherMary Lawman5 b. c 1832, d. c Aug 1893
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Emily Sarah Abbiss, daughter of George Abbiss and Mary Lawman, was born circa 1856 in Ickleford, Hertfordshire.4,5

Emily Sarah Abbiss married Frederick William Shaw on 24 May 1884 at the Ickleford Parish Church.1,4,6

Emily Sarah Abbiss lived in a cottage on the green at Ickleford (it wasn't there in 1994).7

Emily Sarah Abbiss died on 9 December 1914 intestate and a widow.8 She was buried at Ickleford Church Yard in an unmarked grave near to the graveyard wall adjacent to the road. There was no visible sign of the grave in Jun 1994.2,7,9 She was granted Letters of Administration for his estate which amounted to £47 4s 10p.8

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1861IcklefordShe was listed as the daughter of George Abbiss in the 1861 census at Ickleford. The household was enumerated as:

George Abbiss, Head, Mar, M, 27, Ag. Labourer, Herts, Ickleford
Mary Abbiss, Wife, Mar, F, 28, Strawplaiter, Herts, Ickleford
John W, Son, -, M, 7, Scholar, Herts, Ickleford
Emily S, Daur, -, F, 5, Scholar, Herts, Ickleford
Mary Ann Day, Lodger, Un, F, 22, Strawplaiter, Herts, Ickleford
Emily O Day, Lodger, -, F, 3 mos, -, Herts, Ickleford10
1891IcklefordShe was listed as the daughter of George Abbiss in the 1891 census at Ickleford. The household was enumerated as:

George Abbiss, Head, M, M, 59, Agricutural Labourer, Employed, Herts, Ickleford
Mary do., Wife, M, F, 59, -, -, do., do.
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 34, -, -, do., do.
Frederick G do., Grand son, -, M 5, Scholar, -, London, Islington
Emily L do., Grand Daur, -, F, 4, do., -, do., do.
Agnes G do., Grand Daur, -, F, 3, -, -, do., do.5
1901Upper Green, IcklefordShe was listed as the daughter of George Abbiss in the 1901 census at Upper Green, Ickleford. The household was listed as follows:

George Abbiss, Head, Wid, M, 67, Horsekeeper on farm, Worker, -, Beds, Ickleford
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 44, - , -, -, Beds, Ickleford
Frederick George Shaw, Grandson, M, 15, Art metal worker, Worker, -, London, Islington
Emily L Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 14, Mother's help, Worker, at home, London, Islington
Agnes G Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 12, attending school, -, - , London, Islington11

Family

Frederick William Shaw b. 1859, d. 4 Jul 1888
Children

Citations

  1. [S69] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 5 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old020).
  2. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  3. [S684] 1881 National Census for England (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG9/820/17,f.15,p.9 (My ref: tm0408).
  4. [S94] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw on 6 December 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0002.old022).
  5. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108,f.50,p.9,s.51 (My ref: tm0389).
  6. [S1065] Online index to marriages for Hitchin (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 20 Jun 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0769).
  7. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  8. [S186] Letters of administration of the estate of Emily Sarah Shaw of Ickleford, Hitchin in the County of Hertford, granted by the High Court of Justice, 4 February 1915 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP03).
  9. [S181] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0039).
  10. [S670] 1861 National Census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG9/820/17,f.15,p.9 (My ref: tm0387).
  11. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/1300/12,f.24,9,239 (My ref: tm0390).

Emily Louise Shaw1,2

Female, #315, b. circa 1887, d. December 1962
Last Edited17 Jun 2020
FatherFrederick William Shaw1 b. 1859, d. 4 Jul 1888
MotherEmily Sarah Abbiss1 b. c 1856, d. 9 Dec 1914

Emily Louise Shaw also went by the name of Aunt Um. Pamela Thompson couldn't say 'Emily' as a child and always said 'Aunt Um' instead. No-one else dared call her that.2 She, daughter of Frederick William Shaw and Emily Sarah Abbiss, was born circa 1887 in Islington, London.3

Emily Louise Shaw was an Embroiderer.2 Joan Varley said that she worked for a private firm which had to close down. Queen Mary, who had work done by the firm, got her a job at the Royal School of Needlework so that her expertise would not be wasted. She taught at the Royal School of Needlework. Amongst her pupils were King George V, Queen Mary and the Duke of York who later became King George VI.4,5 It has also been said of her that she was a skilled embroiderer and embroidered cushions for royalty.2

Emily Louise Shaw was a witness at the marriage of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray on 2 August 1913 at Parish Church of Holy Saviour, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.6,7,8

Emily Louise Shaw lived in Hills Road, Cambridge for most of her life9,4 and she went to live in Seven Kings, London after she retired.4 She was a spinster all her life.1,4

Emily Louise Shaw died in December 1962 in Hornchurch Hospital, Seven Kings, London.7,9,2,4,10

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1891IcklefordShe was listed as the granddaughter of George Abbiss in the 1891 census at Ickleford. The household was enumerated as:

George Abbiss, Head, M, M, 59, Agricutural Labourer, Employed, Herts, Ickleford
Mary do., Wife, M, F, 59, -, -, do., do.
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 34, -, -, do., do.
Frederick G do., Grand son, -, M 5, Scholar, -, London, Islington
Emily L do., Grand Daur, -, F, 4, do., -, do., do.
Agnes G do., Grand Daur, -, F, 3, -, -, do., do.3
1901Upper Green, IcklefordShe was listed as the granddaughter of George Abbiss in the 1901 census at Upper Green, Ickleford. The household was listed as follows:

George Abbiss, Head, Wid, M, 67, Horsekeeper on farm, Worker, -, Beds, Ickleford
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 44, - , -, -, Beds, Ickleford
Frederick George Shaw, Grandson, M, 15, Art metal worker, Worker, -, London, Islington
Emily L Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 14, Mother's help, Worker, at home, London, Islington
Agnes G Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 12, attending school, -, - , London, Islington11

Citations

  1. [S69] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 5 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old020).
  2. [S155] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 22 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030a).
  3. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108,f.50,p.9,s.51 (My ref: tm0389).
  4. [S181] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0039).
  5. [S196] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 4 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0041a).
  6. [S68] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw before 3 May 1988 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old017).
  7. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  8. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  9. [S153] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 20 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030b).
  10. [S1345] Online index to deaths for Islington (Emily J Shaw - death, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 16 June 2020 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm1017).
  11. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/1300/12,f.24,9,239 (My ref: tm0390).

Agnes G Shaw1,2

Female, #316, b. circa 1888
Last Edited27 Feb 2009
FatherFrederick William Shaw1 b. 1859, d. 4 Jul 1888
MotherEmily Sarah Abbiss1 b. c 1856, d. 9 Dec 1914

Agnes G Shaw, daughter of Frederick William Shaw and Emily Sarah Abbiss, was born circa 1888 in Islington, London.2

Agnes G Shaw married Arthur Groves.1

Agnes G Shaw died.3

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1891IcklefordShe was listed as the granddaughter of George Abbiss in the 1891 census at Ickleford. The household was enumerated as:

George Abbiss, Head, M, M, 59, Agricutural Labourer, Employed, Herts, Ickleford
Mary do., Wife, M, F, 59, -, -, do., do.
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 34, -, -, do., do.
Frederick G do., Grand son, -, M 5, Scholar, -, London, Islington
Emily L do., Grand Daur, -, F, 4, do., -, do., do.
Agnes G do., Grand Daur, -, F, 3, -, -, do., do.2
1901Upper Green, IcklefordShe was listed as the granddaughter of George Abbiss in the 1901 census at Upper Green, Ickleford. The household was listed as follows:

George Abbiss, Head, Wid, M, 67, Horsekeeper on farm, Worker, -, Beds, Ickleford
Emily S Shaw, Daur, Wid, F, 44, - , -, -, Beds, Ickleford
Frederick George Shaw, Grandson, M, 15, Art metal worker, Worker, -, London, Islington
Emily L Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 14, Mother's help, Worker, at home, London, Islington
Agnes G Shaw, Granddaughter, F, 12, attending school, -, - , London, Islington4

Family

Arthur Groves
Child
  • Rita Groves1

Citations

  1. [S69] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 5 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old020).
  2. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108,f.50,p.9,s.51 (My ref: tm0389).
  3. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  4. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/1300/12,f.24,9,239 (My ref: tm0390).

Frank Gurney Gray1,2

Male, #322, b. 26 March 1855, d. 8 January 1936
Last Edited14 Jun 2020
FatherGeorge Gray3
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Frank Gurney Gray, son of George Gray, was born on 26 March 1855 in Luton.4,5,67 And married Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, daughter of Abraham Kingsley and Abigail Hanscombe, on 3 June 1886 in the Parish Church, Willian, Hertfordshire. The marriage was solemnised after banns by LW Denman. The groom was a bachelor aged 31, a resident of Willian and the bride was a spinster aged 20, a resident of Pirton. The witnesses were George Kingsley, Mary Ellis and Laurel Aubrey Ellis.1,8,4,5,9 They lived in Northaw, Hertfordshire. He had a house there where Edith Florence Gray was born.10

He joined the Army using the name F Eaves and lying about his age. It's not certain when he joined up but it was possibly either during the gap in the ages of his children or after they were all born. He served in the Boer war.7,11,10,4

At some point he moved his family to 13 Florence Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.10

Frank Gurney Gray was a witness at the marriage of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray on 2 August 1913 at the Parish Church of Holy Saviour, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.12,7,13 Frank Gurney Gray was a Painter at the time.14 Earlier in his life he had been a Baker and a Coachman.15,13,9

Frank Gurney Gray died on 8 January 1936 at age 80.5

Census

YearPlaceEntry
190110 Eastbourne Mews, EnglandHe was listed as the lodger of Henry Thomson in the 1901 census at 10 Eastbourne Mews, England. The entry was:

Frank Gray, Lodger, Married, Male, 46, 1855, Coachman Livery yard, Luton, Bedfordshire, England16
191113 Florence Street, EnglandHe was listed as the head of household in the 1911 census at 13 Florence Street, England. The household were enumerated as:

Frank Gray, Head, Married, Male, 56, 1855, House Painter, Luton, Beds
Elizabeth Gray, Wife, Married, Female, 46, 1865, -, Pirton, Herts
Ernest Gray, Son, Single, Male, 22, 1889, Plaster Journeyman, Leicester
Leslie Gray, Son, Single, Male, 18, 1893, Gardener Nurseryman, Potters Bar, Middx
Thomas Gray, Son, Single, Male, 16, 1895, Gardener Domestic, Northaw, Herts
Marie Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 13, 1898, School, Northaw, Herts
Jesse Gray, Son, -, Male, 11, 1900, School, Northaw, Herts
Barbara Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 1, 1910, Hitchin, Herts17

Family

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley b. 18 Dec 1865, d. 13 Sep 1957
Children

Citations

  1. [S71] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 2 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old018).
  2. [S124] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - personal information, about 1895 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP22).
  3. [S955] Copy marriage certificate of Frank Gray and Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley, married 3 June 1896 in the Registration District of Hitchin, (Tony Mooney, copy, Hitchin 3a 551 92) (My ref: tm0665).
  4. [S155] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 22 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030a).
  5. [S177] Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, religious book, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, original), 20 Jul 1883. (My ref: tm0032).
  6. [S954] Online index to Births for England and Wales (FreeBMD, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) accessed on 25 February 2008 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout).His name is given as Frank Gray. (My ref: tm0664).
  7. [S70] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley in December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old019).
  8. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  9. [S955] Copy marriage certificate of Frank Gray and Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley, married 3 June 1896 in the Registration District of Hitchin, (Tony Mooney, copy, Hitchin 3a 551 92) His name is given as Frank Gray and her's as Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley. (My ref: tm0665).
  10. [S148] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 6 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0027).
  11. [S136] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 12 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0006).
  12. [S68] Information supplied by Ruth Shaw before 3 May 1988 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old017).
  13. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  14. [S185] Copy marriage certificate of Frederick George Shaw and Edith Florence Gray, married 2 August 1913 in the Registration District of The Parish Church of the Holy Saviour, Hitchin (Tony Mooney, photocopy, 466) . (My ref: tm0040.JKSP02).
  15. [S147] Information supplied by Ernest Frederick Shaw on 6 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0026).
  16. [S1334] Online details of the 1911 National Census for Paddington (Find My Past, https://www.findmypast.co.uk) RG13/13, f.45,p.25 (My ref: tm1006).
  17. [S1333] Online details of the 1911 National Census for Hitchin (Find My Past, https://www.findmypast.co.uk) RG14PN7597 RG78PN372 RD136 SD2 ED8 SN20 (My ref: tm1005).

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley1,2

Female, #323, b. 18 December 1865, d. 13 September 1957
Last Edited14 Jun 2020
FatherAbraham Kingsley2
MotherAbigail Hanscombe2 b. c 1850, d. c May 1921
ChartsDiana Ruth Mooney nee Shaw #3

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley was born on 18 December 1865 at Pirton.3,4,5 She married Frank Gurney Gray, son of George Gray, on 3 June 1886 in the Parish Church, Willian, Hertfordshire. The marriage was solemnised after banns by LW Denman. The groom was a bachelor aged 31, a resident of Willian and the bride was a spinster aged 20, a resident of Pirton. The witnesses were George Kingsley, Mary Ellis and Laurel Aubrey Ellis.1,6,3,4,7

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley was renowned for her work as a straw plaiter doing very fine work on elegant hats. All the Hitchin people worked like this at home. Barbara Gray has a little wooden instrument for splitting straw. The straw was held in the mouth and in the hand and the tool was inserted over the straw splitting it into strands.6 She got her son Thomas a job in Nottingham through the Stationmaster at Hitchin whom she knew but everyone thought she was awful to send him away like that.8

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley had a wheelchair from circa 1920 She had suffered from puerperal fever and lost a leg as a result. Edith Florence Gray went round vicars, doctors etc. and into London to obtain the eight signatures needed to qualify for an artificial limb. However, Elizabeth Lavinia found it uncomfortable to wear and didn't use it. It was kept hanging on the back of the pantry door at 13 Florence Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.6,3

Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley died on 13 September 1957 at age 91.4

In 1883 she a received a bible inscribed Elizabeth L Kingsley July 20th 1883. A gift from Mrs Mawson. She appears to have given it to her daughter as it is further inscribed Edith Florence Gray from her loving mother. Watch and pray 1895.4

Census

YearPlaceEntry
191113 Florence Street, EnglandShe was listed as the wife of Frank Gurney Gray in the 1911 census at 13 Florence Street, England. The household were enumerated as:

Frank Gray, Head, Married, Male, 56, 1855, House Painter, Luton, Beds
Elizabeth Gray, Wife, Married, Female, 46, 1865, -, Pirton, Herts
Ernest Gray, Son, Single, Male, 22, 1889, Plaster Journeyman, Leicester
Leslie Gray, Son, Single, Male, 18, 1893, Gardener Nurseryman, Potters Bar, Middx
Thomas Gray, Son, Single, Male, 16, 1895, Gardener Domestic, Northaw, Herts
Marie Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 13, 1898, School, Northaw, Herts
Jesse Gray, Son, -, Male, 11, 1900, School, Northaw, Herts
Barbara Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 1, 1910, Hitchin, Herts9

Family

Frank Gurney Gray b. 26 Mar 1855, d. 8 Jan 1936
Children

Citations

  1. [S71] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 2 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old018).
  2. [S124] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - personal information, about 1895 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP22).
  3. [S155] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 22 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030a).
  4. [S177] Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, religious book, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, original), 20 Jul 1883. (My ref: tm0032).
  5. [S953] Online index to Births for England and Wales (Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley - birth, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) accessed on 25 February 2008 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout).Her name is given as Lavinia Elizabeth KIngsley. (My ref: tm0663).
  6. [S149] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 7 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0028).
  7. [S955] Copy marriage certificate of Frank Gray and Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley, married 3 June 1896 in the Registration District of Hitchin, (Tony Mooney, copy, Hitchin 3a 551 92) His name is given as Frank Gray and her's as Lavinia Elizabeth Kingsley. (My ref: tm0665).
  8. [S195] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0041).
  9. [S1333] Online details of the 1911 National Census for Hitchin (Find My Past, https://www.findmypast.co.uk) RG14PN7597 RG78PN372 RD136 SD2 ED8 SN20 (My ref: tm1005).

Ernest Frank Gray1,2,3

Male, #324, b. 14 January 1889
Last Edited15 Jul 2012
FatherFrank Gurney Gray1 b. 26 Mar 1855, d. 8 Jan 1936
MotherElizabeth Lavinia Kingsley1,3 b. 18 Dec 1865, d. 13 Sep 1957

Ernest Frank Gray, son of Frank Gurney Gray and Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, was born on Thursday 14 January 1889 at Leicester.3,4,5 Ernest Frank Gray was called Curly.6

Ernest Frank Gray married Polly Allam.1

Census

YearPlaceEntry
191113 Florence Street, EnglandHe was listed as the son of Frank Gurney Gray in the 1911 census at 13 Florence Street, England. The household were enumerated as:

Frank Gray, Head, Married, Male, 56, 1855, House Painter, Luton, Beds
Elizabeth Gray, Wife, Married, Female, 46, 1865, -, Pirton, Herts
Ernest Gray, Son, Single, Male, 22, 1889, Plaster Journeyman, Leicester
Leslie Gray, Son, Single, Male, 18, 1893, Gardener Nurseryman, Potters Bar, Middx
Thomas Gray, Son, Single, Male, 16, 1895, Gardener Domestic, Northaw, Herts
Marie Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 13, 1898, School, Northaw, Herts
Jesse Gray, Son, -, Male, 11, 1900, School, Northaw, Herts
Barbara Gray, Daughter, -, Female, 1, 1910, Hitchin, Herts7
1891PirtonHe was listed as the grandson of Samuel Burgess in the 1891 census at Pirton. The household was enumerated as:

Samual Burgess, Head, M, m, 57, Agricultural labourer, Employed, Herts, Pirton
Abigail Burgess, M, F, 56, Straw plaiter, Employed, Herts, Pirton
Jane Kingsley, Daur in law, S, F, 18, Servant (domestic), Herts, Pirton
Edith Gray, Gran daur, -, F 4, scholar, -, Herts, Pirton
Ernest Gray, Gran son, -, M, 2, -, -, Leicestershire, Leicester4

Family

Polly Allam
Children
  • William Gray1
  • Rose Gray1

Citations

  1. [S71] Information supplied by Joan Katharine Varley on 2 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0002.old018).
  2. [S124] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - personal information, about 1895 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP22).
  3. [S177] Elizabeth Lavinia Kingsley, religious book, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, original), 20 Jul 1883. (My ref: tm0032).
  4. [S672] 1891 national census for England & Wales (Cornwall Family History Society, printout) RG12/1108/27,f.215,p.36 (My ref: tm0389).
  5. [S1097] Online index to births for Leicester (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 6 Apr 2010 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0800).
  6. [S155] Information supplied by Richard Varley on 22 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0030a).
  7. [S1333] Online details of the 1911 National Census for Hitchin (Find My Past, https://www.findmypast.co.uk) RG14PN7597 RG78PN372 RD136 SD2 ED8 SN20 (My ref: tm1005).