John Mooney1,2

Male, #31, b. May 1830, d. 14 January 1909
Last Edited19 May 2016
FatherWilliam Mooney2 b. 15 May 1803, d. c 1885
MotherLizzie Butler2
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Anthony George Patrick Mooney
ChartsTony Mooney #1- Pedgree
Patrick Mooney #926 - Descendants Chart
Patrick Mooney (#926) Descendants Chart

John Mooney, son of William Mooney and Lizzie Butler, was born in May 1830 at Mooney's Gardens, Grennan, Attanagh, Queen's County.3,4,5,2,6,7,8,9 He was a native of at Lower Grennan, Attanagh, Queen's County, in the in the parish of Ballyouskill, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny. He grew up there with his brothers and sisters.4,3,10,11,6,12 He married Bessy McCabe on 4 November 1862 at Crossmaglen Church, Co Monaghan.3,4,6,13,14,9

John joined the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) on 14 September 1852 at the age of 20 on the recommendation of Sub Inspector Reade. He gave Queen's and Londonderry as his county of origin and declared his occupation as Labourer. He was 5 foot 11 1/2 inches tall at the time and was given 16250 as his service number.1,3,4,6,15,9 He was transferred to the reserve on 1 January 18533 and promoted to Sub Constable a month later on 1 February 1853.3

A few months after his marriage he was transferred to Londonderry3 and was promoted to Acting Constable ten years later on 1 January 1873.3,6,9 He was transferred to Co Monaghan where he lived at Drumboat, Inniskeen when his son Patrick Joseph was born3 He was promoted to Constable on 1 June 1875. He was later described as a Sergeant on his son Patrick's marriage record in 1907. Sergeant was a new title introduced for Constables when the rank structure changed in 1883.3,16,6,9 His last place of duty was in County Down but it is not clear when he was transferred there.3

John Mooney ended his RIC service on 30 November 1882 at Attanagh, Co Laois. Receiving a pension of £270 per year.3,4,6,17,13,9 He returned to his father's farm, which was now known as New York, Grennan, Attanna, Queen's County, and lived there for the remainder of his life.18,2,8,13

Soon after his wife died he transferred the farm to John Dorgan, his son-in-law, in exchange for free maintenance for the rest of his life. The property, which he held in tenancy from year to year from the Earl of Orkney, comprised of a dwelling house, other buildings, farming stock and effects. The deed of assignment contains the signatures of both John Mooney and John Dorgan and was witnessed by Patt Mooney, Grenan (sic), a farmer and his son William another local farmer.17,15

John Mooney died of old age on 14 January 1909. He was 78 years old.4,18,5,2,19,7,13 He was buried in the Churchyard, Ballyouskill.5,20,7,12 On the day his father died his son Patrick wrote to John Dorgan from Ballyphillip House, Ballymonty, Thurles:

Your telegram and letter only received this morning, I am indeed very sorry to hear of my poor father's death. Hope his end was peaceful. If I can get away from this post at all I'll attend the funeral. However, I am afraid I'll find it hard to.21

All the Mooneys made donations to erect a headstone on the grave. His inscription reads:

In loving Memory of John Mooney of Grennan
Died 14th January 1909 aged 79 years.22


John Mooney left a will in which an Andrew Mooney, who was described as a first cousin, was made his executor.23

Family tradition has it that he was domineering, overbearing, difficult to live with and always shouting orders. Apparently he was 'fond of the drop' and a lot of empty whisky bottles were discovered at the cottage after his death. Nonetheless, he was a well known and popular man who kept an open house and always welcomed visitors. Many people used to call at the farm to play cards. He was much in demand as he could read and write and he had an air of authority.2,24,25 There is a passage in Dermot Dorgan's book about the history of Ballyouskill that refers to a local man called Hugh Toole who was also in the RIC and remembers the Mooneys:

He often spoke of the men from his native locality who served with him, men like the Mooneys of Lower Grennan, of whom all four sons joined the force in which their father and an uncle had served before them. He was fortunate in his 'Depot days' that Paddy Mooney was a Head Constable there at the time, and to Hugh's benefit the spirit of neighbourliness transcended the strict Victorian regimentation which separated the ranks.

A similar situation applied when he served with Andrew Mooney later during the stirring days in Clare. Andrew, who received all his education in Ballouskill N.S. where his Aunt was Principal, rose to the full commissioned rank of Divisional (sic) Inspector. This he achieved by educational success, winning in the process the coveted police award of the Queen's Gold Watch.26

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1901Grennan, AttanaghHe was listed as the head of household in the 1901 census at Grennan, Attanagh. The household was listed as follows:

John Mooney, Head of Family, RC, Read & Write, 69, M, RIC pensioner and farmer, Married, Queen's County
Elizabeth Mooney, Wife, RC, Read & Write, 60, F, -, Married, Co Armagh
Judith E Griffin, Daughter, RC, Read & Write, 31, F, Housekeeper, Married, Co Armagh
William Hackett, Farmer's servant, RC, Read & Write, 16, M, Farm servant, Not married, Co Kilkenny27

Family

Elizabeth McCabe b. c Mar 1839, d. 28 Mar 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Copy marriage record of Patrick Joseph Mooney and Sarah Giffney, married 5 September 1900 in the Registration District of Rathdrum, (General Record Office of Ireland (Dublin), original, 2 848 157) (My ref: tm0189).
  2. [S507] Information collected by me in September 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, field notes). See note 47 (my ref: tm0257).
  3. [S410] Service record of John Mooney, Royal Irish Constabulary; HO184 9 16250 (The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, film). . (My ref: tm0223).
  4. [S455] Catherine Mooney, notes on back of old envelope, date not given, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0205).
  5. [S486] John Mooney Headstone, Tony Mooney, photo, Moggerhanger, Bedford; Tony Mooney, 25 July 2002 (My ref: tm0236).
  6. [S509] Various Mooneys, list of important dates, date not known. (My ref: tm0259).
  7. [S550] Fifteen photographs in and around Ballyouskill and Attanagh, taken October 2003 by Julie Dorgan, e-mail address, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, originals) see photos 1, 2 and 3 (My ref: tm0295).
  8. [S559] Dermot Dorgan, maps, thought to be c. 1850. (My ref: tm0299).
  9. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney, in the care of Andrew James Mooney, c. 1922 - c. 2000 (Tony Mooney, photocopies, see page 12) (My ref: tm0957).
  10. [S312] Information supplied by Lila Mooney on 18 August 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0099).
  11. [S507] Tony Mooney (my ref: tm0257).
  12. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney (My ref: tm0957).
  13. [S606] Information supplied by Dermot Dorgan on 12 October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0338).
  14. [S778] Michael Leonard pp, Manuscript, 4 December 1862, Co Monaghan (John Dermot Dorgan, unknown repository address, photocopy) (My ref: tm0491).
  15. [S511] Information supplied by Dermot Dorgan on 10 September 2002 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes by AJB). See note 16 (My ref: tm0261).
  16. [S508] Private papers of Tony Mooney, Elizabeth Mary Mooney - family papers inc 23 photos, 1850-2002 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, originals). See item 47 (My ref. tm0258.EMMP).
  17. [S510] Deed of assignment Grennan farm, granted by John Mooney to John Dorgan, Attanagh, 23 April 1907 (John Dermot Dorgan, unknown repository address, original) (My ref: tm0260).
  18. [S456] Memorial card in memory of John Mooney who died on 14 January 1909 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0206).
  19. [S508] Private papers of Tony Mooney, Elizabeth Mary Mooney - family papers inc 23 photos (My ref. tm0258.EMMP).
  20. [S507] Tony Mooney, see note 39 (my ref: tm0257).
  21. [S779] Letter from Patrick Joseph Mooney, RIC Ballyphillip House, Ballmonty, Thurles, to John Dorgan, dated 14 January 1909 (John Dermot Dorgan, unknown repository address, photocopy) (My ref: tm0492).
  22. [S511] Dermot Dorgan see note 15 (My ref: tm0261).
  23. [S507] Tony Mooney, see note 57 (my ref: tm0257).
  24. [S511] Dermot Dorgan see note 6 (My ref: tm0261).
  25. [S511] Dermot Dorgan see note 7 (My ref: tm0261).
  26. [S577] Dermot Dorgan The Chapel District of Ballyouskill Attanagh, privately published by Ballyouskill History Committee, publisher's address not known, not given (1996) not given page 367 (My ref: tm0312).
  27. [S714] 1901 national census for Ireland (National Archives of Ireland, photocopy) Grennan, Attanagh. (My ref: tm0430).
  28. [S73] Letter from Lila Mooney, 2 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6, to Tony Mooney, dated 20 August 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0063).
  29. [S629] Letter from Dick Fitzpatrick, Ballinalea, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, to Tony Mooney, dated 15 December 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0360).
  30. [S507] Tony Mooney, see note 40 (my ref: tm0257).
  31. [S509] Various Mooneys, list of important dates, John Dermot Dorgan, see page 2. (My ref: tm0259).

Sarah Byrne1

Female, #32
Last Edited6 Apr 2014

Sarah Byrne lived at 18 Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, on 5 September 1900.2

Citations

  1. [S28] Copy marriage record of Patrick Joseph Mooney and Sarah Giffney, married 5 September 1900 in the Registration District of Rathdrum, (General Record Office of Ireland (Dublin), original, 2 848 157) (My ref: tm0189).
  2. [S629] Letter from Dick Fitzpatrick, Ballinalea, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, to Tony Mooney, dated 15 December 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0360).

Sarah Giffney1

Female, #33, b. 10 January 1873, d. 12 July 1901
Last Edited19 Nov 2016
Sarah Mooney
1873 - 1901
FatherMichael Giffney1 b. c 1845, d. 1 Jun 1900
MotherEllen Nugent2
ChartsPatrick Mooney #926 - Descendants Chart
Patrick Mooney (#926) Descendants Chart

Sarah Giffney, daughter of Michael Giffney and Ellen Nugent, was born on 10 January 1873 at Ashford, County Wicklow,3,4 and she was baptised there on on 12 January 1873. Her sponsors were Michael Fitzpatrick and Bridget Farrell.5 She married Paddy Mooney, son of John Mooney and Elizabeth McCabe, on 5 September 1900 at the Roman Catholic Chapel, Ballinahinch, Ashford, Co Wicklow. The witnessess were Sarah Byrne, the bride's cousin,and Andrew Martin Mooney the groom's brother.6,1,7,8

Sarah Giffney was a Housekeeper on 5 September 1900.1,7

Sarah Mooney died on 12 July 1901 at age 28 at 7 Clifford Street from cardiac thrombosis only two and a half weeks after her only son, John, was born. The death was registered by her husband on 22 July 1901.9,3,10,11 She was buried circa 13 July 1901 at Rathnew, Co Wicklow.3,11

Family

Patrick Joseph Mooney b. 11 Feb 1875, d. 4 Aug 1956
Child

Citations

  1. [S28] Copy marriage record of Patrick Joseph Mooney and Sarah Giffney, married 5 September 1900 in the Registration District of Rathdrum, (General Record Office of Ireland (Dublin), original, 2 848 157) (My ref: tm0189).
  2. [S481] Information supplied by Elizabeth M Fitzpatrick on 25 November 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref: tm0111.BF17).
  3. [S508] Private papers of Tony Mooney, Elizabeth Mary Mooney - family papers inc 23 photos, 1850-2002 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, originals). See item 22 (My ref. tm0258.EMMP).
  4. [S607] Information supplied by Richard Fitzpatrick on 26 October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). See parish register extract sheet 3 and note 2 (My ref: tm0339).
  5. [S607] Richard Fitzpatrick See parish register extract sheet 3 (My ref: tm0339).
  6. [S467] Service record of Patrick Joseph Mooney, Royal Irish Constabulary; HO184 Vol 30 55872 (The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, film) (My ref: tm0215).
  7. [S629] Letter from Dick Fitzpatrick, Ballinalea, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, to Tony Mooney, dated 15 December 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0360).
  8. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney, in the care of Andrew James Mooney, c. 1922 - c. 2000 (Tony Mooney, photocopies, see page 14) (My ref: tm0957).
  9. [S30] Copy birth record of John Michael Mooney, born 22 Jul 1901, registered 2 July 1901 in the Registration District of Wexford (General Record Office of Ireland (Dublin), photocopy, 1901 June 4 662) (My ref: tm0187).
  10. [S707] Copy death record of Sarah Mooney, died 12 July 1901, registered 22 July 1901 in the Registration District of Wexford (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, 1901 438) (My ref: tm0423).
  11. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney (My ref: tm0957).

Michael Giffney1

Male, #34, b. circa 1845, d. 1 June 1900
Last Edited18 Oct 2017

Michael Giffney was born circa 1845.2 He married Ellen Nugent, daughter of Laurence Nugent and Ellen (?), on 28 June 1859 in County Wicklow. The witnesses were Michael Reilly and Mary Darcy.3,2

Michael Giffney died on 1 June 1900 at Ballinahinch, Ashford, County Wicklow.2 Administration of his estate was granted to Patrick Giffney on 29 June 1900. Michael's effects were valued at £85 12s.2

Michael Giffney was a Carpenter.1,2

Family

Ellen Nugent
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Copy marriage record of Patrick Joseph Mooney and Sarah Giffney, married 5 September 1900 in the Registration District of Rathdrum, (General Record Office of Ireland (Dublin), original, 2 848 157) (My ref: tm0189).
  2. [S1299] Online WorldConnect Project record for YOUD of Cheshire and YOUDS of Wirral (Rootsweb, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi) accessed on 12 October 2017. (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0977).
  3. [S607] Information supplied by Richard Fitzpatrick on 26 October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). See parish register extract sheet 1 (My ref: tm0339).
  4. [S93] Information supplied by Elizabeth M Fitzpatrick in 1996 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0111.BF01).
  5. [S685] Information supplied by Dick Fitzpatrick on 15 September 2004 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0401).
  6. [S607] Richard Fitzpatrick See parish register extract sheet 1 and note 2 (My ref: tm0339).
  7. [S607] Richard Fitzpatrick See parish register extract sheet 2 (My ref: tm0339).
  8. [S607] Richard Fitzpatrick See parish register extract sheet 3 (My ref: tm0339).

Anthony Allan Burton1

Male, #35, b. 15 April 1940, d. 22 March 2006
Last Edited19 Jun 2014
Anthony Allan Burton
date unknown
FatherWilliam Stanley Burton1,2,3 b. 29 Jan 1912, d. 1994
MotherAvril Kirsteen Purves1,3 b. 14 Apr 1917, d. 1999
ChartsPatrick Mooney #926 - Descendants Chart
Patrick Kennedy #25 - Descendants Chart
Richard Hodgson #998 - Descendants Chart
Thomas Osbourn #1365 - Descendants Chart
Patrick Mooney (#926) Descendants Chart

Anthony Allan Burton was born on 15 April 1940 at 77 Dudley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands.4,5,6,3 He was known as Tony throughout his life although he was called Angus during his three years at RAF Locking as an apprentice.7

He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice on 12 June 1956 and spent three years at No 1 Radio School, RAF Locking until 28 July 1959 during which time he gained the rank of Sergeant Aircraft Apprentice. He graduated with an A2 in the trade of Ground Radio Fitter with the rank of Junior Technician. Altogether there were 50 graduates and Angus, as he was known by the other apprentices, came ninth overall.

His first posting was to RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire but, only four months later, he was transferred to RAF South Cerney for training as an Air Electronics Officer. He served many years on Avro Vulcans at RAF Waddington near Lincoln. Later, he trained as a pilot and became a captain flying Vulcans. Most of his service was spent at RAF Waddington but he also served at RAF Cottesmore and RAF Cranwell. He finished his service with a full tour of duty at HQ No 1 Group RAF Bawtry. He left the RAF on 15 April 1978, his 38th birthday.1,8,9,10

Tony married Maureen Mooney, daughter of Patrick Joseph Mooney and Miriam Hodgson, on 26 February 1962 at St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Pixmore Way, Letchworth. He was described as a Pilot Officer at RAF Waddington aged 21 and a bachelor whilst she was shown as a spinster and a Hospital Nurse aged 23 living at Terra Firma, Wilbury Hills Road. The witnesses were Patrick Joseph Mooney and S Vigurs1,5,2 and took up employment as a Transport Manager in North Wales. He left that job at the beginning of 1980 and was offered a position in August as a Technical Author with BAC where he was to start in September. He didn't take up this post as he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August. Following a successful operation at RAF Hospital Nocton Hall and a 3 to 4 week stay at RAF Hospital Halton so that he could attend for treatment at Westminster, he had a 2 year period of recovery and self employment before completing a 1 year Teacher Training conversion course at Huddersfield in April 1983.

He took up a position as a teacher in Corby, where he taught young adults, until he left due to staff economies in the summer of 1998. He became a self employed teacher obtaining work through Agencies and running night classes at local colleges. He was very successful and was in high demand as his reputation spread.10

Tony Burton died on 22 March 2006 at age 65 in the County Hospital, Lincoln. He passed away peacefully in his bed at 3 p.m. from pancreatic cancer in the company of his wife, Maureen and his eldest son, Tony. His other sons John, James and Andrew were also present in the hospital.6,11 His body was cremated on 30 March 2006 at the Lincoln City Crematorium. The cremation was preceded by a beautiful service at St John the Evangelist Church in Bracebridge Heath where Tony used to worship.8

Tony Mooney recalled: Judith and I set our alarm clocks last night to wake us at 5.30 a.m. so that we could leave by 6.30. We knew it was a two hour journey and wanted some leeway in case of heavy traffic. The road was briskly busy but the traffic flowed well and we arrived soon after 8 o'clock. Everyone was in good spirits although subdued. As the time passed everyone quietly made their way to the church about half-a-mile away.

It was a beautiful service with a eulogy read by Tony's eldest son (also named Tony) on behalf of the family. The vicar was a lovely man who knew Tony well having met him on one of his courses. As we left the church I noticed a lot of tears in the congregation.

Lincoln City Crematorium wasn't far away, just a few miles, and we all made our way there by car for a short committal service. Afterwards, Lez provided us all with good maps and instructions and we made our way safely to her house in Saxilby about eight miles away on the other side of Lincoln.

She had arranged a very good and gentle reception; there was tea and coffee as we arrived with her children, Tom and Emma dealing with everyone's coats. I spoke to almost everyone there and they were all very sad at Tony's death. The remembered him as a wonderful, man, husband, father and grandfather and a true friend to all who knew him. He was extremely well-liked and loved.

We came away at about 2 p.m. and drove home in a reflective mood.8


On Father's Day 15 June 2014 John Burton posted on Facebook:

     My Dad was lots of things. When he knew he was dying he told me loads of 'secrets' from his time on Vulcans. The most poignant thing was when he told me he couldn't talk about his work when we were young. I thought it was because of the Official Secrets Act (which no doubt it was). He said "No, it's because you were walking around with Hammer and Sickle and CND badges, and I thought you'd never talk to me again". He was probably half right. We had a difficult relationship for a long time, and I realised eventually that it was because I didn't really know who he was. In the three months when both he and I knew he was going to die, we became great friends, and finally understood each other ( although I suspect he always understood who I was, I just never realised it). Happy Father's Day Dad.
(an unknown value.)12

Family

Maureen Mooney b. 20 Mar 1938
Children
  • Anthony Stanley Burton13 b. 13 Mar 1963
  • John Robert Burton13 b. 25 Oct 1965
  • James Edward Burton13 b. 14 May 1967
  • Andrew Allan Burton13 b. 22 Dec 1972

Photos


Tony and his wife Maureen appeared in a photo probably on holiday in China.12

Citations

  1. [S40] Copy marriage certificate of Anthony Allan Burton and Maureen Mooney, married 26 Feb 1962 in the Registration District of St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Letchworth, (Tony Mooney, copy, GRO reference not given) (My ref: tm0098).
  2. [S743] Copy birth certificate of Maureen Mooney, born 20 March 1938, registered 25 March 1938 in the Registration District of Drypool, County Borough of Kingston upon Hull (unknown repository, unknown repository reference, Drypool 4 105) (My ref: tm0457).
  3. [S748] Copy birth certificate of Anthony Allan Burton, born 14 April 1940, registered 18 April 1940 in the Registration District of Colmore, County Borough of Birmingham (Maureen Burton, original, 187), (My ref: tm0462).
  4. [S87] Information supplied by Maureen Burton on 8 January 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0096c).
  5. [S348] Information supplied by John Robert Burton in 2001 (John Robert Burton, unknown repository address, original). (My ref: tm0120).
  6. [S744] Copy death certificate of Anthony Allan Burton, died 22 March 2006, registered 24 March 2006 in the Registration District of Lincolnshire (Maureen Burton, orignal, 274) (My ref: tm0458).
  7. [S197] Information supplied by Anthony Allan Burton on 7 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0043).
  8. [S746] Information known to me on 30 March 2006 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0460).
  9. [S747] Official, list of 84th Entry graduates, July 1959, RAF Locking (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0461).
  10. [S948] Information supplied by Maureen Burton on 6 September 2008 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original notes). (My ref: tm0658).
  11. [S745] Information supplied by Andrew Burton on 22 March 2006 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0459).
  12. [S1241] John Burton - Facebook post, online https://www.facebook.com/. (Tony Mooney, copy text). Hereinafter cited as facebook post. (My ref: tm0919).
  13. [S52] Information supplied by Maureen Burton in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0025).

Thomas George Reed1

Male, #37
Last Edited11 Mar 2009

Thomas George Reed was Upholsterer in 8 December 1973.1 He married Louisa Morris.2

Thomas George Reed died.1

Family

Louisa Morris
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Original marriage certificate of Thomas Reed and Miriam Garrard, married 8 December 1973 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, original, 4b 555) (My ref: tm0114.TR10).
  2. [S144] Information supplied by Thomas Reed on 23 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0018).

Frederick William Garrard1

Male, #38, b. 13 July 1898, d. 8 February 1972
Last Edited17 Apr 2014
FatherHenry Garrard1
MotherAgnes Crack2

Frederick William Garrard, son of Henry Garrard and Agnes Crack, was born on 13 July 1898 at 5 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.2 He joined the Army on 15 February 1917 enlisting in the Suffolk Regiment as a Private. He was 5 ft 10 in tall, clean shaven with light brown hair, a fresh complexion and two very distinctive vaccination marks. The service number 45575 was allocated to him and he was sent to the Training Reserve Battalion (TR/9/6231)3,4 and later to the Labour Corps (361604, Private) and the Royal Engineers (WR286153, Sapper). His final engagement was with the Royal Engineers, Railway Transport Department.4

During the war he served in the trenches in France and some of his companions saw the 'Angels of Mons' in the sky but he didn't. He also served in Palestine and followed Allenby over the bridge linking Jordan and Palestine. Later he was in North Africa and Cairo. He caught malaria at one time and had a relapse when his daughter, Anne, was about 8 years old.5,6 Frederick William Garrardwas discharged from the Army on 22 May 1919 as no longer physically fit for war service having served for two years and ninety seven days. His Character Certificate issued on discharge reads:

This is to certify that the above-named soldier was of very good character sober, reliable and intelligent. Classified as a proficient Clerk and checker (Railway.)4,7

For his wartime service he was awarded the Africa General Service Medal 1902, the British War Medal 1914 - 1920, and the Victory Medal 1914 - 1920.8,5,6,9,10 Frederick was also awarded the Silver War Badge which was issued in the United Kingdom to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness during World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the Discharge Badge, Wound Badge or Services Rendered Badge, was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement. The sterling silver lapel badge was intended to be worn in civilian clothes. It had been the practice of some women during the war to present white feathers to apparently able-bodied young men who were not wearing the King's uniform. The badge was to be worn on the right breast while in civilian dress and indicated that the wearer had good reason not to be in uniform. It was forbidden to wear it on a military uniform.11,7

He had been engaged to a Suffolk girl but found she had 'messed around' with another fellow so he disowned her. He eventually met and married Elsie Janet Clarke whose fiancee had been killed in the war.12 It is not known why they moved to London but in 1928 they lived at 33 Edward's Street, London NW1 where he had a baker's shop which eventually went bankrupt. Both their daughters were born there and the family moved to Potters Bar before 1932 and stayed there until they moved to Letchworh in 1937.6 Anne, his eldest daughter, recalled that he was a special constable during WWII, for which he was awarded the Special Constabulary Medal, and that he went out once a week on police duties checking for violatons of the black out and other tasks.8,6

After his wife died Frederick married Miriam Hodgson, daughter of George Hodgson and Miriam Osbourne, on 5 December 1964 at the Register Office, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The witnesses were N Titmuss and MJ Thompson.1 Frederick may not always have been truthful about his age. He gave his age as 63 on his marriage certificate although he was actually 66. After he died Miriam did not receive the full amount due under a life policy in his name because he had declared on the proposal that he was younger than he was and the payout was adjusted in line with his correct age.1,13

Frederick lived at 64b Icknield way, Letchworth, when he was married and remained there for the rest of his life.14 He was a Security Officer.1

In late 1971 his wife, Miriam, paid a three month visit to her son, Paddy, in Australia. Frederick was not well enough to travel with her and he went to stay with his step-daughter in Lincoln for a while and then went to his daughter’s place in Southampton for the rest of Miriam’s absence. Frederick William Garrard died at the General Hospitalin Southampton on 8 February 1972 at age 73, from bronchopneumonia and carcinoma of the stomach. Natural casues. The death was certified by the coroner for Southampton after a post mortem without inquest.15,16 He was buried in the graveyard at Icknield Way, Letchworth, Hertfordshire. In plot 25, Division T, Section A. Tony Mooney recalled: I can remember a little about the funeral. We were all gathered at Mum's house in Icknield way waiting for the hearse to arrive with Fred's body from Southampton. It didn't arrive at the expected time and Tony Burton went with me to the telephone to find out what had happened. I spoke to the undertakers who told me that the hearse had suffered a puncture on its way from Luton. It arrived eventually about half an hour late and the funeral took place without any further mishap. Mum said to me later that Tony Burton and I looked so 'tall and upright' as we walked to the telephone kiosk.17

Medal ribbons depicting his General Service Medal 1902, the British War Medal 1914 - 1920, the Victory Medal 1914 - 1920 and the Special Constabulary Medal.8

Family

Elsie Janet Clarke
Children
  • Anne Garrard22 b. 1928
  • Jane Garrard15 b. 1932

Photos


In early winter 2001 the grave was located and three photos taken. The grave was tidy and well kept by he Council but did not have a headstone.18

Memorabilia


In 2002 his step-daughhter had three RAOB medals; two were dated 1940 and the other 1947. She also has a medal ribbon consisting of a white background with a central red stripe and bordered by 2 blue stripes.19

A scrapbook. It is an old scrapbook and many of the photos are missing. It contains a lot of photos starting before Fred (there are photos which appear to be his parents). The first few pages have photos of a man who looks like Fred clearly serving in the Army. There are various notes "1914-1918 - Daddy in Jerusalem"; "Suez Canal 9 September 1917". There is a blazer badge of the Brigade of Guards. There are various newspaper cuttings about his daughters Jane and Anne and other notes too but most of them can't be included here without further research as to who the relate to.5

Standing Instruction on Shelter Management WWII.20

Frederick William Garrard Character Certificate issued on discharge.21

He had a diary which his daughter, Jane, read in 1972 when she visited Miriam. Jane believes the diary was passed on to her sister Anne.8,5,6,9,10

Citations

  1. [S45] Original marriage certificate of Frederick Garrard and Miriam Reed, married 5 December 1964 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, original, reference not given) (My ref: tm0114.TR13).
  2. [S46] Copy birth certificate of Frederick William Garrard, born 18 Aug 1898, registered 18 August 1898 in the Registration District of Bury St Edmunds (Tony Mooney, original, 53 466) (My ref: tm0114.TR14).
  3. [S504] Frederick William Garrard, security pass, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), July 2002. (My ref: tm0254).
  4. [S759] War Medal Cards of Sapper Frederick William Garrard, Royal Engineers, 1914-1920 (Tony Mooney, printout and pdf) "unknown cd" (My ref: tm0473).
  5. [S347] Frederick Garrard, scrapbook, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), about 1914 to 1960. (My ref: tm0119).
  6. [S389] Information supplied by Anne Johnson on 25 April 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, email). (My ref: tm0163).
  7. [S1009] Wikipedia - Silver War badge/Reasons for Discharge, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_War_Badge. (Tony Mooney, printout). Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia. (My ref: tm0717).
  8. [S336] Frederick Garrard, WWI medal ribbons, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, originals), 6 October 1999. (My ref: tm0114.TR05).
  9. [S415] Arthur Jocelyn, Awards and Honours (Publisher's address not known: Adam & Charles Black, 1956) (Bedford Central Library, Reference Library). (My ref: tm0228).
  10. [S457] EC Joslin, Spinks Catalogue of British Orders and Decorations and Medals (Publisher's address not known: Webb & Bowers (publishers) Ltd, published date not kown) (Bedford Central Library, Reference Library). (My ref: tm0229).
  11. [S503] Frederick William Garrard, WWI war badge award, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), July 2002. (My ref: tm0253).
  12. [S394] Information supplied by Anne Johnson on May 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, letter). (My ref: tm0168).
  13. [S245] Information known to Tony Mooney in 1994 to date (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, various notes). (My ref: tm0053).
  14. [S40] Copy marriage certificate of Anthony Allan Burton and Maureen Mooney, married 26 Feb 1962 in the Registration District of St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Letchworth, (Tony Mooney, copy, GRO reference not given) (My ref: tm0098).
  15. [S47] Original death certificate of Frederick William Garrard, died 8 February 1972, registered 11 February in the Registration District of Southampton (Tony Mooney, original, 152) (My ref: tm0114.TR15).
  16. [S1010] Information known to Tony Mooney on 6 June 2010 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0718).
  17. [S335] Miriam Mooney, Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), 24 April 1972. (My ref: tm0114.TR03).
  18. [S1008] Three photos of FW Garrard grave, taken by T Mooney, Moggerhanger, c. November 2001 (Tony Mooney, originals) "unknown cd" (My ref: tm0114.TR03b).
  19. [S521] Interview with Maureen Burton (informant address withheld), by Tony Mooney, 23 October 2002. (Tony Mooney, notes) . (My ref: tm0271).
  20. [S496] Government pamphlet, WWII shelter instructions, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), 1 September 1941. (My ref: tm0246).
  21. [S490] Frederick William Garrard, Army Form B2067, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), 19 Mar 1925. (My ref: tm0240).
  22. [S152] Information supplied by Miriam Reed on 23 December 1993 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0017).

Henry Garrard1

Male, #39
Last Edited27 May 2009

Henry Garrard married Agnes Crack.2

In 1898 he was an Ostler (Domestic Servant) and in 1964 he was a Groom (Racing Stables).2,1

Henry Garrard was a Groom in 1964.1

Henry Garrard died.1

Family

Agnes Crack
Child

Citations

  1. [S45] Original marriage certificate of Frederick Garrard and Miriam Reed, married 5 December 1964 in the Registration District of Hitchin (Tony Mooney, original, reference not given) (My ref: tm0114.TR13).
  2. [S46] Copy birth certificate of Frederick William Garrard, born 18 Aug 1898, registered 18 August 1898 in the Registration District of Bury St Edmunds (Tony Mooney, original, 53 466) (My ref: tm0114.TR14).

Agnes Crack1

Female, #40
Last Edited27 May 2009

Agnes Crack married Henry Garrard.1

Agnes Crack lived at 5 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, on 13 July 1898.1

Family

Henry Garrard
Child

Citations

  1. [S46] Copy birth certificate of Frederick William Garrard, born 18 Aug 1898, registered 18 August 1898 in the Registration District of Bury St Edmunds (Tony Mooney, original, 53 466) (My ref: tm0114.TR14).

William Stanley Burton1

Male, #42, b. 29 January 1912, d. 1994
Last Edited27 May 2009
Father(?) Burton2
Mother(?) (?)2

William Stanley Burton was born on 29 January 1912.2,3 He married Avril Kirsteen Purves, daughter of Robert Purves and Agnes Fisher, on 18 May 1939.4,2,3 William Stanley Burton was known as Stan.4 Stan was an Assistant Manager (Tailor)1,5 and died in 1994.2,3

Family

Avril Kirsteen Purves b. 14 Apr 1917, d. 1999
Children

Citations

  1. [S40] Copy marriage certificate of Anthony Allan Burton and Maureen Mooney, married 26 Feb 1962 in the Registration District of St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Letchworth, (Tony Mooney, copy, GRO reference not given) (My ref: tm0098).
  2. [S197] Information supplied by Anthony Allan Burton on 7 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0043).
  3. [S348] Information supplied by John Robert Burton in 2001 (John Robert Burton, unknown repository address, original). (My ref: tm0120).
  4. [S51] Information supplied by Anthony Allan Burton on 17 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0024).
  5. [S743] Copy birth certificate of Maureen Mooney, born 20 March 1938, registered 25 March 1938 in the Registration District of Drypool, County Borough of Kingston upon Hull (unknown repository, unknown repository reference, Drypool 4 105) (My ref: tm0457).
  6. [S748] Copy birth certificate of Anthony Allan Burton, born 14 April 1940, registered 18 April 1940 in the Registration District of Colmore, County Borough of Birmingham (Maureen Burton, original, 187), (My ref: tm0462).

Avril Kirsteen Purves1,2

Female, #43, b. 14 April 1917, d. 1999
Last Edited27 May 2009
FatherRobert Purves2
MotherAgnes Fisher2

Avril Kirsteen Purves was born on 14 April 1917.3 She married William Stanley Burton, son of (?) Burton and (?) (?), on 18 May 1939.1,2,3

Avril Kirsteen Purves died in 1999.3

Family

William Stanley Burton b. 29 Jan 1912, d. 1994
Children

Citations

  1. [S51] Information supplied by Anthony Allan Burton on 17 May 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0024).
  2. [S197] Information supplied by Anthony Allan Burton on 7 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0043).
  3. [S348] Information supplied by John Robert Burton in 2001 (John Robert Burton, unknown repository address, original). (My ref: tm0120).
  4. [S40] Copy marriage certificate of Anthony Allan Burton and Maureen Mooney, married 26 Feb 1962 in the Registration District of St Hugh Roman Catholic Church, Letchworth, (Tony Mooney, copy, GRO reference not given) (My ref: tm0098).
  5. [S748] Copy birth certificate of Anthony Allan Burton, born 14 April 1940, registered 18 April 1940 in the Registration District of Colmore, County Borough of Birmingham (Maureen Burton, original, 187), (My ref: tm0462).

John William Wheeler1

Male, #54, b. 6 September 1833
Last Edited16 Mar 2014

John William Wheeler was born on 6 September 1833.1

John William Wheeler married Emma (?) on 8 March 1858 at the Old Lambeth Church, Lambeth.1,2

John William Wheeler was a Gentleman.1,3

John William Wheeler was recorded in Ruth Shaw's notes as a Gentleman.1,3

Family

Emma (?)
Children

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S57] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Wheeler family bible, about 1858 (Diana Mooney, unknown repository address, original). -).
  3. [S128] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - extracts from various records, about 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP37).

Emma (?)1

Female, #55
Last Edited23 Feb 2009

Emma (?) married John William Wheeler on 8 March 1858 at the Old Lambeth Church, Lambeth.1,2

Family

John William Wheeler b. 6 Sep 1833
Children

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S57] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Wheeler family bible, about 1858 (Diana Mooney, unknown repository address, original). -).

Thomas Wheeler1

Male, #56, b. 30 November 1858, d. 2 November 1858
Last Edited23 Feb 2009
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

Thomas Wheeler was born on 30 November 1858.2

Thomas Wheeler died on 2 November 1858.2 Note: This is the date Ruth recorded but she placed a ? against it.2

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).

Emma Maria Wheeler1,2

Female, #57, b. 30 October 1859, d. 17 March 1908
Last Edited23 Jun 2012
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

Emma Maria Wheeler was born on 30 October 1859 at Kennington, London.1,2,3,4,5

Emma Maria Wheeler married John Edwin Pickard, son of John Pickard and Ann Wilkins, on 16 October 1887 at the Parish Church of St Phillip, Kennington Road, Lambeth, Surrey.1,2,6,7

Emma Maria Wheeler died on 17 March 1908 at age 48.1,2,6 She was buried in the Exeter Cemetery at Polsloe.6

Family

John Edwin Pickard b. 19 Jul 1865, d. 21 Nov 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S62] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and descendants - tree, about 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP35).
  3. [S279] George Wilkins, birthday book, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, original), c. 1830. (My ref: tm0080).
  4. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/2042/8,f.8,p.28-29 (My ref: tm0390).
  5. [S1064] Online index to births for Lambeth (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 26 Jan 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0768).
  6. [S128] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - extracts from various records, about 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP37).
  7. [S1068] Online index to marriages for Lambeth (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 23 Jun2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0772).

John Edwin Pickard1,2,3,4

Male, #58, b. 19 July 1865, d. 21 November 1951
Last Edited16 Mar 2014
FatherJohn Pickard5
MotherAnn Wilkins2 b. 4 Mar 1836

John Edwin Pickard was born on 19 July 1865 at Winkleigh or Ashreighny.1,2,4,6,7,8

John Edwin Pickard was a Boilermaker on 16 October 1887.1,4,9,10

John Edwin Pickard married Emma Maria Wheeler, daughter of John William Wheeler and Emma (?), on 16 October 1887 at the Parish Church of St Phillip, Kennington Road, Lambeth, Surrey.1,2,4,11

John Edwin Pickard lived at 249 Kennington Road on 16 October 1887.4

John Edwin Pickard was a Boilersmith in circa 1930.12

John Edwin Pickard retired in 1930. A presenation took place early in the New Year in the Locomotive Department Running Shed, Exmouth Junction. A number of speakers spoke highly of his character and popularity. He was presented with a mahogany striking clock after 51 years service.12 He owns It carried the following inscription:

Presented to John Edward Pickard
by his colleagues of the Loco Dept
Exmouth Junction District Southern Railway
on his retirement. December 31st 1930

The clock eventually passed to Di and Tony Mooney who were given it by Ralph and Grace Pickard about 1979 and still had it in their possession in 1994. on 31 December 1930.6

John Edwin Pickard died on 21 November 1951 at age 86 at Exeter.1,2,3,4

Family

Emma Maria Wheeler b. 30 Oct 1859, d. 17 Mar 1908
Children

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S62] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and descendants - tree, about 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP35).
  3. [S64] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ernest Frederick Shaw - fgs, 1985 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP20).
  4. [S128] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - extracts from various records, about 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP37).
  5. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  6. [S135] John Edward Pickard, mantle clock, 31 December 1930. (My ref: tm0005).
  7. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales (Ancestry.com, printout) RG13/2042/8,f.8,p.28-29 (My ref: tm0390).
  8. [S1067] Online index to births for Torrington (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 20 Jun 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0771).
  9. [S195] Information supplied by Joan K Varley on 3 June 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0041).
  10. [S673] 1901 national census for England & Wales, RG13/2042/8,f.8,p.29 (My ref: tm0390).
  11. [S1068] Online index to marriages for Lambeth (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 23 Jun2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0772).
  12. [S59] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Newspaper cutting, date not given (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP04).

John William Wheeler1

Male, #59, b. 13 October 1861, d. 3 April 1862
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

John William Wheeler, son of John William Wheeler and Emma (?), was born on 13 October 18611 and died less than six months later on 3 April 1862.1

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).

Mary Ann Maria Wheeler1

Female, #60, b. 15 October 1862
Last Edited16 Mar 2014
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

Mary Ann Maria Wheeler was born on 15 October 1862.1,2 She was deaf from childhood.2

Mary Ann Maria Wheeler married (?) (?)3

Mary Ann Maria Wheeler was a Laundry Ironer on 31 March 1901.2

Census

YearPlaceEntry
1901122 Gladstone RoadShe was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 122 Gladstone Road. The household was enumerated as:

Mary A Wheeler, Head, S, F, 38, Laundry (Ironer), Worker, London, Kensington, Deaf from childhood
Albert J Pickard, Nephew, M, 11, -, -, London, Clapham Junc, -
Ralph H Pickard, Nephew, M, 9, -, -, London, Clapham Junc, -2

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S664] 1901 national census for England and Wales (The National Archives, printout) RG13/658,f.134,p.24,s.198 (My ref: tm0381).
  3. [S65] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Wheeler family - tree, 1848 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP25).