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Family 1a: George and Mary Orchard

George 1803 is the son of John and Thomasin Gregory and the grandson of William and Elizabeth Hobbs.

He marries Mary Orchard in Exminster in South Devon in 1825. George is a canal navigator (navvie), who probably worked on the Exeter canal (Exminster is within one mile of the canal). Mary was born in 1801 in Whitstone. Their first daughter, Charlotte, is born in Exminster.

They move to Birmingham in the late 1820s - to Oldbury in the Midlands where John George is born and then to Fulwood near Sheffield where George is born. In 1841, George, Mary and John and George are in Steward St, Ladywood, Birmingham - George is a labourer. In 1851 they are still in Steward St - George is a canal labourer, John is described as a 'striker' and George junior as a filer of edge tools. In 1861, they are at Groves Buildings in Steward St - close to son George. After the death of George's wife, Eliza, George junior moves in with his parents and is there in 1871 with his two sons. George senior is still working as an inspector of railway works - it can't pay much as Mary is working as a laundress.

Mary dies in Ladywood in 1880. In 1881 George (as Elglow) is still living in Steward Street, Birmingham with his grandson, William Herbert, aged 17 and a jeweller. [George gives his place of birth as Ashburton on the east side of Dartmoor.] George dies in 1884.

  • daughter Charlotte 1825 born in Exminster. In 1841, she appears to be living with (presumably as a servant) Mary Rubery and Matilda Smith in Edgbaston in Birmingham. She marries William Green in St Martins, Birmingham in 1850. In 1851, she and William are living with William's father in Wall in Staffordshire. William is a blacksmith, following his father's trade. In 1861, they are back in Ladywood in Birmingham with two children, James and Elizabeth - William is a publican and blacksmith. Presumably he dies before 1867 when Charlotte marries again, this time to Joseph Barnes, again in Birmingham. In 1871, he is described as a publican 'out of business'. Daughter Elizabeth us with them as is new daughter, Ellen. In 1881 they are to be found running the Station Hotel at 373 Monument Road in Birmingham. By 1891, they've moved along the road to 397 Monument Road - Joseph is now a retired publican and are comfortable enough to have a servant. They are still there in 1901 and again in 1911, although Charlotte is now 85 and a widow, still with a domestic servant to help her. Charlotte dies in Ladywood in 1913.

  • son John George 1829 born in Oldbury. In 1841, he is living with his parents in Steward St., Birmingham. He marries Angelina Emma Bethell in Aston Juxta Birmingham in 1854 (Family 1bi)

  • son George 1834 born in Fulwood, Sheffield. In 1841, he is living with his parents in Steward St., Birmingham. He marries Eliza Clarke in Edgbaston in 1857 and remarries Elizabeth Sanders in 1871 (Family 1bii)

Family 1bi: John George and Angelina Emma Bethell

John George 1829 is the son of George and Mary Orchard and the grandson of John and Thomasin Gregory. He was born in Oldbury, Staffordshire. In the 1841 and 1851 census, he was living with his parents - described as 'striker' on the 1851 record which presumably is some specialist job in boilermaking? He married Angelina Emma Bethell (1835-1888) in Birmingham in 1854. Angelina was from Birmingham and their children were born in Ladywood, Birmingham. 

In the 1861 census, they were in Springfield St, Ladywood where John George is a boiler maker - Angelina, Alfred and Alice were all there. But in 1871, Angelina is living at 52 Waterhouse St, Everton, Liverpool with Alice, Ernest, Maud and Minnie. John is not with them but dies in the last quarter of 1871 in Sunderland. There was an inquest.

Angelina needed to turn her hand to make a living and it's in the brewery trade - she runs the Lamp Tavern in Great Russell St until she transfers the licence to Charles Johnson in August 1872. She is in the retail brewing trade for a time as the Birmingham Daily Post of 2nd October 1874 recounts the transfer of her licence to a Charles McKenzie. Her sister-in-law, Charlotte, also ran a pub.

In the 1881 census, widow Angelina is working as dressmaker, living with daughters Maud and Minnie at
4 Brighton Place, Winson Green Rd in Birmingham. She dies on 5th August 1888 at 89 Lansdowne St., Birmingham - her children remembered her with love as two years later there is an 'In Memoriam' entry in the Birmingham Daily Post (9th August 1890) .

  • son George Walter 1854 born in Ladywood - dies 1855

  • son Alfred George 1856 born in Ladywood. He marries Ellen Paramore - Family 1ci

  • daughter Alice 1858 born in Ladywood. In 1871, Alice is with her mother at 52 Waterhouse St, Everton, Liverpool. In the 1881 census she was a nurse with the Astbury family in South Rd, Harborne, Stafford. In 1891, she's a nurse and servant with the Barton family at 109 Yardley Rd, Aston. In 1901, she is living at 55 Reservoir Rd in Birmingham with her nephew, Walter. At that time, she holds an 'outdoor licence' and is described as a huckster (a pedlar or hawker). She is living very close to her aunt Charlotte

    But who is Walter? He is said to be born in London in 1887. This is the illegitimate son of Ernest William - for more details (from Tony Rivett), see below.

    Late in life, Alice married David Hampton in 1907. He was a widower, born in Tipton, Staffordshire in about 1855. He had 2 grown up daughters. In the 1911 census, he and Alice are living in Foundry Street, Birmingham and are running an outdoor beerhouse. David dies in 1930 and Alice in 1932
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  • son Ernest William 1861 born in Ladywood - marries Priscilla Scott 1896 and then Amy Stevenson in 1899 - Family 1ciia

  • daughter Maud Mary1863 born in Ladywood. In 1871, Maud is with her mother at 52 Waterhouse St, Everton, Liverpool. At the age of 18, in the 1881 census, Maud is working as a nurse and living with her widowed mother, Angelina, and sister, Minnie, at 4 Brighton Place, Winson Green Rd in Birmingham. She marries in 1892 - her cousin William Herbert 1863

  • daughter Minnie 1868 born in Ladywood. In 1871, Minnie is with her mother at 52 Waterhouse St, Everton, Liverpool. At the age of 13, in the 1881 census, Minnie is working as a jeweller's clerk and living with her widowed mother, Angelina, and sister, Maud, at 4 Brighton Place, Winson Green Rd in Birmingham. Minnie marries Harry Morgan in 1890 in Kings Norton. They live in Smethwick - in 1891 at Raglan Avenue, Harborne, in 1901 at 17 Price St and in 1911 in Park Retreat, Suffrage St. Harry, born in Birmingham in 1868, keeps the same job over all these years as a 'Manufactory Forwarding Clerk'. They have 8 children by 1911. Minnie dies in Smethwick in 1966

Family 1ci: Alfred George and Ellen  Paramore

Alfred George 1856 is the son of John George and Angelina Bethell and the grandson of George and Mary Orchard.

In the 1861 census, Alfred is with his parents in in Springfield St, Ladywood where John George is a boiler maker. In 1871, he is living in the same street but boarding with the Shaw family - he is working as a clerk. He marries Ellen Paramore in 1879. Ellen was born in Birmingham in 1859 - she is adopted and in 1871 was living with her adopted parents, John (a pastrycook) and Susan Bosley in Congreve St, Birmingham.

From 1881 (and until Ellen's death?), Alfred and Ellen are living at 37 Langley Rd, Oldbury in Worcestershire. Alfred is a commercial traveller but later becomes manager of a brickworks. He is an established member of the community - the Birmingham Daily Post on 12th September 1893 and again on 31st October 1895 reports that he is the secretary to the Oldbury Hospital Saturday Committee which raises money for the local hospital. On 14th February 1900, the paper reports that Alfred has been appointed secretary to the Transvaal war fund. Like his first cousin, George Henry, he is also politically active in the liberal movement - he was a member of the North Worcestershire liberals and then in 1887, became secretary to the Oldbury liberals. He is
behind the move to set up a Liberal Club in Oldbury : Birmingham Daily Post 11th May 1888. He is a delegate to the National Liberal Union. On 11th August 1891 we find him resigning from the Oldbury liberals but is still part of North Worcestershire set-up as two years later, 11th August 1891, he attends a garden party given by George Cadbury - serious politics with speeches on Irish home rule, on temperance and other issues.

But later in 1900, Ellen dies, quite young. At the time of the 1901 census, Alfred is living with his two surviving sons, Howard and Harold at 110 Vicarage Road, Oldbury. Later in 1901, he marries again - to Rebecca Ogilvy - Rebecca was a near neighbour in Oldbury. In 1911, Alfred, Rebecca and Rebecca's daughter, Catherine, are living in Bloxcidge St., Langley, Oldbury. Alfred is working as a commercial traveller while the two women are both schoolmistresses. Alfred dies in Blackheath in Birmingham in 1930.

  • son Alfred Edgar 1881 but died in infancy in 1882

  • son Howard Vernon 1883 born in Oldbury. He is musical and his name appears in the Birmingham Daily Post on 22nd August 1900 as passing the Trinity College exam in music with junior honours. His tutor was an A. Prince. At the time of the 1901 census, he is living with his father at 110 Vicarage Road, Oldbury and working as a commercial clerk. By 1911, he is an accountant and boarding in 16 Vicarage Road, Langley, Oldbury with a roadman, Joseph Underhill and his wife Ann. As with his brother, Harold, there is no evidence that Howard was involved in the 1st World War. He died, unmarried, in West Bromwich in 1927

  • son Harold George 1885 born in Oldbury. Like brother, Howard, he is musical and his name also appears in the Birmingham Daily Post on 22nd August 1900 as passing the Trinity College exam in music but not so meritoriously, just with junior pass. His tutor was also A. Prince. At the time of the 1901 census, he is living with his father at 110 Vicarage Road, Oldbury and working as a solicitor's clerk in a phosphorous works. In 1909 he marries Lily Dallow - Family 1di

  • son Leslie 1893 but died in infancy in 1893

  • son Cyril Victor 1895 but died in infancy in 1896

Family 1di: Harold George and Lily Dallow

Harold George 1885 is the son of Alfred George and Ellen Paramore and the grandson of John George and Angelina Bethell.

In 1891, Harold is living with his parents at 37 Langley Road, Oldbury. At the time of the 1901 census, he is living with his father at 110 Vicarage Road, Oldbury and working as a solicitor's clerk in a phosphorous works. He marries Lily Dallow in 1909 in Stourbridge. Lily is the daughter of John and Hannah Dallow - John is a builder of Blackheath, Rowley Regis, Birmingham. In 1901, the family live in Waterfall Lane, Blackheath. John is a wealthy man with a large family and a larger number of houses! He dies in 1923 and you can read his will.

In 1911, Harold is an accountant and the family is living at Perrycroft, Perry Park Road, Blackheath, just across the road from Lily's parents. It is John Dallow's house but Lily inherits it in 1923. As with his brother, Howard, there is no evidence that Harold was involved in the 1st World War. In the 1920s, he is involved in the Wolverhampton brickmaking partnership (John Hodgkiss & Co). When Hodgkiss retires in 1929, Harold and others carry it on. He is a company director at the time of his death. In retirement, Harold and Lily go on a cruise on the SS New York to Portugal, arriving back in Southampton on 6th March 1959. They are living at Broadoaks, Quinton, Halesowen which is where Harold dies in 1963 - quite prosperous, he left about £50k. Lily dies a year later.

  • son George Sydney 1911 born in Dudley. He is living with his parents in 1911, aged 0, BUT is called John George. Presumably his parents change their mind. He marries Dora Mary Bannister in 1936 - Family 1ei

  • daughter Nellie 1916. She marries Jack Bell in Rowley Regis in 1939. They had four children - Margaret E., born in 1944 in Birmingham, now Margaret Hanson; Judith A 1946; Catherine 1953 (born in Sutton Coldfield) and Anthony 1956 (also born in Sutton Coldfield)

Family 1ei: George Sydney and Dora Bannister

George Sydney 1911 is the son of Harold George and Lily Dallow and the grandson of Alfred George and Ellen Paramore. In 1911, he is the baby, living at Perrycroft, Perry Park Road, Blackheath, just across the road from his maternal grandparents. On the census he is called John George? He  marries Dora Bannister in 1936 in Birmingham. Dora was born in 1914. By the early 1950s, they are living in Lowbrook Lane in Wythall, south of Birmingham. George and Dora both die in 1985 in Birmingham

  • son Robert George 1938 born in Birmingham - Family 1fi

Family 1fi: Robert George and Eunice Coleman and Hilary Welch

Robert George 1938 is the son of George Sydney and Dora Bannister and the grandson of Harold George and Lily Dallow. His parents are living in Wythall, just south of Birmingham and Robert goes to school at King Edward VI Grammar in Stratford on Avon between 1950 and 1955. He marries Eunice Coleman in Solihull in 1958; in 1970 he marries Hilary Welch in Lichfield and in 1983 he marries Linda Walsh. Robert was a surveyor and a director of Wyche Homes Ltd. They now live in mid-Devon.

  • daughter Helen M 1959 born in Solihull. She works as a university administrator in London.

Family 1ciia: Ernest William and Priscilla Scott and Amy Stevenson

Ernest William 1861 is the son of John George and Angelina Bethell and the grandson of George and Mary Orchard.

In 1871, Ernest is living at 52 Waterhouse St, Everton, Liverpool with his mother and three sisters. His father is not with them. The family return to Birmingham but Ernest left as soon as possible to seek his fortune in London. He was a waiter in London in 1881, living in 5 St John Street with George and Rachel Eade who manage an 'eating house'.

I can't find Ernest on the 1891 census but in April 1896, he marries Priscilla Scott (1858-1897) in St Pancras but Priscilla dies in the first quarter of 1897.
Two years later Ernest marries again, this time to Amy M Stevenson in 1899, again in St Pancras. Amy is born in Southwark in 1872 - she is in the picture below with daughters Ethel and Maud, her son Harry and Ernest's son, William/Walter. In 1881, she is living at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond with her paralysed grandmother, Mary, and her widowed Aunt Louisa. In 1891, Amy is in Rotherhithe with her widowed mother, Margaret, and brother, William. Amy is working a waitress and her brother is a solicitors' clerk.

In 1901, Ernest and Amy are living in Southwark, at 268 Boro High St with baby Ethel. Ernest is now a 'victuallers' manager'. But they are far from well off and by 1911, they are back at Sparricks Row. Ernest is working as a leather storeman. There are now six children in the family - there's also Ernest's illegitimate son, Walter, who isn't living with them but writes to Amy and calls her 'mother'. They are still there in 1915. There is a tragedy in the family in 1918 when daughter Alice dies of burns - at that time, Ernest is a Woolwich Arsenal storekeeper. He dies in 1933 in Bermondsey and Amy in 1934.

  • son Walter H. born in London in 1889, born in Holborn or Poplar, London. Walter is illegitimate and registered under his mother's name. Tony Rivett suggest that, by 1891, Walter is living in Birmingham with his Aunt Alice. In 1901, the two of them are living at 55 Reservoir Rd in Birmingham . At that time, she holds an 'outdoor licence' and is described as a huckster (a pedlar or hawker). The evidence for Walter's parentage is a postcard, written by him to 'Mother' and addressed to Mrs E W Uglow , 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond, Bermondsey. Also we have a photograph:

Walter is in uniform on the left with his sister, Ethel, behind him. Amy Mary Stevenson (who becomes Walter's stepmother) is holding Maud and Harry is on the right of the picture. The postcard and the photo are compelling evidence that this is Walter's immediate family. His attestation papers for the army in 1907 give Ernest William as his step-father and next of kin. Walter is living with Ernest at 42 George St, Blackfriars. The photo was probably taken around 1913/1914.

By 1907 he has become known as 'William' rather than 'Walter'. He worked as an outside porter for Messrs Blunt and Wray at 49 Red Lion St. On 31st August 1907 he joined the army. There are his attestation papers for the militia - the East Surrey Regiment. He was 5' 9" tall and weighed 113 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He had scars on the back of his neck and on his upper lip. However it appears that William has the taste for soldiering and, on 23rd October 1907, transferred to the full-time army with the Gloucestershire Regiment. We believe he trained at Horfield Barracks in Bristol

At the time of the census in 1911, he is a lance-corporal with the 2nd Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. By the time of the family photo above, he is already a corporal. In August 1914, the 2nd Battalion was Tientsin, near Beijing as part of an international force but they return to Europe and land in Southampton on November 8th. They go to France on December 18th. We do not know whether William was in China but there is some evidence that he served in India - at Cooperage Camp Fort in Mumbai - as RSM W H Uglow.

Nor do we know whether William went to the Western Front with the 2nd Battalion but by 1915, Sergeant William Uglow has been transferred to the 3rd Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. Walter/William's service number was 008607. My research [@/www.1914-1918.net/glos.htm] suggests that the 3rd was a reserve battalion. and perhaps WIlliam's physical health is already a concern? In August 1914, the battalion was in Bristol. A depot/training unit, it remained in UK throughout the war. They moved on mobilisation to Abbey Wood (Woolwich) and on to Gravesend in May 1915.

On 26th June 1915 in the Edmonton Registry Office, William Uglow marries Edith Phoebe Swaffield. He gives his address as late of Mugby Junction, Plumstead but now of Milton Barracks, Gravesend. His father is given as Ernest William Uglow, a leather storeman. Edith is a domestic cook and her father, George Edward Swaffield, is a journeyman bricklayer. The witnesses are Alexander Sharpe and S. G. Swaffield. Edith was born in 1887 in Wandsworth RD. Her father was born in 1854 in Maidstone, Kent and married Lydia Castle (born in 1852 in Dover) in 1879 in Dover.

William died of pulmonary tuberculosis in Gravesend on 30th October 1915 and there is a plaque in Gravesend Cemetery [Screen Wall 4972]. His home address is the house that Edith gives on the marriage certificate - 14 Palace Rd., Bowes Park, London. Edith did not remarry and dies in 1963 in Wood Green, London

1st marriage to Priscilla Scott

  • daughter Minnie Priscilla born 1896 in St Pancras but dies in 1897

2nd marriage to Amy M Stevenson

  • daughter Ethel Alice 1900 born in St Saviours, London. In 1901, she is with her parents in Southwark, at 268 Boro High St. In 1911, she's with her parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. She's in the photo above with Harry, Maud, half brother Walter and her mother. She returns to Birmingham, as does her sister Amy, and dies in 1986 in Ladywod

  • son Harry Ernest 1902 born in St Olaves, London. In 1911, he's with his parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. He's in the photo above with Ethel, Maud, half brother Walter and his mother. He marries Edna Gibbs - Family 1diia

  • son John George 1903 born in St Olaves, London. In 1911, he's with his parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. Later he lives in 93 Knollys Road, Streatham. He was a second hand bookseller in Southwark: The Bookshelf, at 5A, St. Thomas Street, London, S.E.1. Business was hard and he went bankrupt in 1952 as the following story shows. Don Coles writes:

    As for John Uglow, who as you say may well have been about fifty years old when I met him (certainly not younger: he was balding and grey; a wellspoken man, a courteous man), I met him only once or twice. He was a good friend of a man who managed a hole-in-the-wall medical-texts bookshop on Borough High Street, almost directly across the road from Southwark Cathedral; the shop was called Grattan's, I think it was one of a chain, not certain of this though. I worked in that bookshop for most of a year, I was halfway through a Master of Arts in Eng.Lit at the U of Toronto and in search of a recess from all that. John Uglow, that year (1951-52), was, I believe, disposing of the stock of books in his used bookshop, which was a walkable distance from Grattan's, though I don't remember the street: he invited Grattan's manager and me to come by and take any and as many books as we wished--I believe his stock was being purchased at knockdown prices by some larger enterprise, he seemed pleased at the thought that anything we two might carry off would be denied these other folk. I don't really recall more than this, except that I do have this solid memory of a likeable, smallish man, a man who cared about literature beyond its merchandising aspect (I think he had nothing trendy or tripey among his several thousands of books; did he had a specialty interest?--I don't know, although I think I harvested a dozen or more books on mysticism; William Law, Jakob Boehme, books I still have). I also believe I was told that he died not very long afterwards; possibly a year later, not much more.


    John George may have worked in the civil service after the collapse of the business. We find him attending a memorial service for Sir Geoffrey faber in 1961. In fact he dies in a traffic accident in 1969.

  • son Ernest William 1904 born in St Olaves, London. He marries Elizabeth Jane Williams - Family 1diib

  • daughter Amy Louisa 1907 born in St Olaves, London. In 1911, she's with her parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. She marries Thomas Rivett in 1931 in Southwark. They have two children, Tony 1932 and Audrey 1933. Thomas dies in his early thirties in 1935. She returned to Birmingham, as did her sister Ethel and died there in 1987.

  • daughter Alice Grace 1910 born in St Olaves, London. She dies aged 8 in 1918 in Southwark. The Western Times (29th November 1918) records that she died in Guy's Hospital of scalds from a pot of tea which she upset.

  • daughter Maude Elizabeth 1911 born in St Olaves, London. She's in the photo above, aged 3 or 4, with Ethel, Harry, half brother Walter and her mother. The Birmingham connection re-emerges as she marries Harold Joseph Hill - Harry is the son of Joseph and Emily of Solihull but Joseph, a plasterer, was born in Oldbury. In 1911, Harry was ten months old. They married in 1936 in Camberwell but their two boys (Peter 1937 and David 1944) were born in Birmingham RD. They return to the London area as Maude died in Dartford RD in 1976 and Harry in 1989 in Wandsworth

  • son Alfred Reginald 1913 born in St Olaves, London. He died in Lambeth in October 1999

Family 1diia: Harry Ernest and Edna Gibbs

Harry Ernest 1902 is the son of Ernest William and Amy Stevenson and the grandson of John George and Angelina Bethell.

Born in St Olaves in London, in 1911, he's with his parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. He's in the photo above with half brother Walter and his mother. He marries Edna May Gibbs in Southwark in 1927. Edna was born in 1904, also in St Olaves. Harry worked in the telephone department of a commercial cable company. In 1960 they are living in St Cloud Road in London SE27. Harry dies in 1963 and Edna dies in 1982 in Cambridge.

  • daughter Jean 1928 born in London. Another Uglow family historian. Jean lives in Buntingford, Herts, I believe. She is unmarried

  • daughter Irene E 1930 born in Lambeth. She marries James Hugh Calcutt (1928) in 1959 in Wandsworth. They had a daughter, Jennifer S 1964 and a son, Peter J 1965, both of whom now have children. Rene lives in Dorchester.

  • son Derek 1937 born in Camberwell. He married Janet Waterhouse in 1964 - Family 1eiia

  • son  Geoffrey 1940 born in Worthing and marries Anne Moysey in 1963 - Family 1eiib

Family 1eiia: Derek and Janet Waterhouse

Derek 1937 is the son of Harry Ernest and Edna Gibbs and the grandson of Ernest William and Amy Stevenson.

Born in Camberwell, he went to school at Dulwich College and went on to read French at Emanuel College, Cambridge, graduating in 1960. He married Jan(et) Waterhouse in 1964. He dies in a road traffic accident in Hatfield in 1976.

  • son Benedict Ernest 1966 born in Hamburg, Germany. He studied at Rendcomb College and later read psychology at Oxford. In 2002 he married Maria Elisabeth Hoevenaars, born 1972 in the Netherlands, in Withington, Gloucestershire. They lived in New York where Ben worked as a market analyst. They now live in Oxford

    • son Thomas Alexander 2002 born in New York
    • daughter Tamsin Elisabeth 2004 born in London
    • son Tristan Ernest 2007 born in Oxford

Family 1eiib: Geoffrey and Anne Moysey

Geoffrey Brian 1940 is the son of Harry Ernest and Edna Gibbs and the grandson of Ernest William and Amy Stevenson. He was born in Littlehampton, Sussex and was educated at the Archbishop Tenison's school in Kennington. He married Anne Moysey in Kingsbridge, Devon in 1963. Geoffrey worked at Twining Tea and lives in Hampshire.

  • son Peter Daren 1966 born in Redhill RD, Surrey. He was educated at Cricklade College, the University of East Anglia and the University of London. Peter was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock group, Anna, Croydon-based in the early 1990s - see Wikipedia entry for Anna. He continues to work as a songwriter and musician and has also worked in performing rights).  Peter now lives in Stockholm, Sweden with partner Claudia Salazar

    • daughter Julianne born in Stockholm in 2010.

  • daughter Carolyn Anne 1968 born in Surrey and now lives in Barton Stacey, Hampshire with partner David Miles:

    • son Ted born Winchester 2003
    • son Joey born Winchester 2005

  • son Philip John E. 1971 born in Andover. He was educated at Cricklade College, the University of Bath and Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He now lives in Battle, Sussex. For a time, he was an economist at Sakura Finance and then a financial journalist. He and Ines Landa run a London-based company teaching Spanish - they married in 2013

    • son Logan born Brighton 2006
    • daughter Elva born Brighton 2009

Family 1diib: Ernest William and Elizabeth Jane Williams

Euan Uglow: Seated nude (1954)

Ernest William 1904 is the son of Ernest William and Amy Stevenson and the grandson of John George and Angelina Bethell.

Born in St Olaves, London, In 1911, he's with his parents at 8 Sparricks Row, Maize Pond. He marries Elizabeth Jane Williams, born in 1905, from Ebbw Vale in Wales. The marriage is in 1927 in St Olaves, London. Ernest was the chief accountant in a firm of mantle manufacturers. At the outbreak of war the family was evacuated to Cornwall and later to Wales. After the war they live at 71 Roxburgh Rd London SE27. In 1952, we find Ernest and Elizabeth on a PanAm flight to Idlewild airport in New York. Ernest dies in 1978 in Lambeth - Elizabeth Jane dies in 1991 in Swale:

  • daughter Elizabeth M. A. 1927 born in Lambeth. In 1946 she marries Jon McCormican in Lambeth. He is an American - perhaps they live in the USA as Elizabeth's parents certainly visit in 1952. If so, they have a son, Scott V McCormican

  • son Euan 1932. Born in 1932 in Norwood, south-east London - not much doubt that he is the most famous Uglow? An internationally known and respected artist who lived in London. From 1948 to 1949 he studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and in 1951 received a State Scholarship to study at The Slade School of Fine Art. In 1954, six months after beginning post-graduate work at the Slade, he was called up for National Service which, as a conscientious objector, he spent doing building work and running a small holding. He also taught pottery four nights a week at the Women's Institute. In 1957 he worked in Spain and France, and visited Giacometti with the art critic and writer David Sylvester. He subsequently also worked in Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Cypress and China. He had major retrospective exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1974 and 1989. He married Clare O'Brien in Lambeth in 1963 but the marriage only lasted a few years. He died of cancer in 2000. Here is the entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (copyright OUP)

  • son John George 1934. In 1957 he marries Beryl Hadlow in Lambeth. He marries again in 1964 to Jill Randall, nee Kemsley. His firm, John Uglow Associates, is based in Maidstone in Kent and is involved in management consultancy, advertising and public relations. The family live in Kent where John sits on Upchurch Parish Council.

    • daughter Dorothy J 1963 born at Chatham
    • daughter Tanya 1962, Jill's daughter, runs riding stables in Upchurch
    • daughter Katherine Jane (Kate)1966 was born in Sittingbourne RD and educated at Westlands School. She married Michael Hagan but is now divorced. She has two children, Tempany Gillian Kent 1995 and Tyler John Kent 1997, both born in the Medway. Kate lives in north Kent and, from the photos on Facebook, she and her daughter also ride

Family 1bii: George and Eliza Clarke and Elizabeth Sanders

George 1834 is born in Fulwood, Sheffield, the son of George and Mary Orchard and the grandson of John and Thomasin Gregory

In both the censuses of 1841 and 1851, he is living with his parents in Steward St in Birmingham. By 1851 , he was working as a filer of edge tools. In 1857 he marries Eliza Clarke in Edgbaston. Eliza was born in 1836 in Stourbridge in Warwickshire. In 1861, they are living at 73 Steward St, close to George's parents - George is working as a boiler maker. Son George and daughter Charlotte are included in the census. Eliza dies in 1865.

  • son George Henry 1858 is born in Ladywood. In 1881, he marries Louisa Jane Bateman - Family 1cii

  • daughter Charlotte Mary 1860 born in Ladywood. She dies in 1877, just a few months before her father

  • son William Herbert 1863 in Ladywood - Family 1ciii

After the death of Eliza, George moves in with his parents at Groves Buildings in Steward St and is there in 1871 with his two sons. George is working as a boiler maker and young George is a warehouse boy. George then remarries - Elizabeth Sanders in 1871 who herself dies in 1873, aged 35. He dies in 1877 in Ladywood, Birmingham

  • son Frederick John 1872 in Ladywood. At the time of the 1881 census he was an orphan at Sir Josiah Mason's Orphanage in Erdington. In 1897 he marries Ada Rigby -  Family 1civ

Family 1cii: George Henry and Louisa Jane Bateman

George Henry 1858 is the son of George and Eliza Clarke and the grandson of George and Mary Orchard.

In 1861, he is with his parents living at 73 Steward St, close to George's grandparents. In 1871, he has moved in with his father to his grandparents at Groves Buildings in Steward St - George is a warehouse boy. In 1881 he is working as a brass finisher and lodging at 112 Tennant Street at the home of William Bateman. He marries William's daughter, Louisa Jane, later in 1881. Louisa was born at Balsall Heath, Warwick in 1862. In 1891, the family is at 3 Victoria Buildings, Coralie St., Birmingham. and George is working as a warehouseman in a cycle warehouse. This clearly attracts him and he goes into partnership with J. Barnes, A. Aldis and W. Roberts with the company making cycles and cycle fittingss, called 'Solo Cycle and Cycle Fittings'. The partnership is dissolved in 1897 - 23rd June The Times.

Like his first cousin Alfred, George is politically active - Joseph Chamberlain was their MP in Birmingham and we find several reports of his involvement with the Liberals. In 1888 he is involved in the committee for the West Bromwich liberals. In 1892 he is involved in propsing the candidature of Chamberlain. He and Louisa are involved in the bazaar run by the West Birmingham Liberal Unionists (Birmingham Daily Post 28th September 1894) and he attends the annual meeting of the Birmingham Liberal Unionists (All Saints Ward) in 1895 (Birmingham Daily Post 13th March 1895)

But Louisa dies very young in 1896 and George dies soon after, in West Bromwich in 1899.

  • daughter Lottie 1882 born in Birmingham. She does well in school - she attended Camden St Board School but then was a foundation scholar at Summer Hill Girls School - 12th July 1892 Birmingham Daily Post. The same paper on 29th July 1893 reports that she won the Class 5 prize for French. Orphaned, in the 1901 census, she is with sister Lizzie, at 132 Vicarage Road, Oldbury, boarding with Ambrose George and his family, just along from her cousin, Alfred George 1856. Lottie becomes a school teacher. In 1911, she is living with her sisters at 72 Bertram Rd, Smethwick in Birmingham. She remains unmarried and dies in 1961 in Weston super Mare.

  • daughter Eliza Jane 1885 born in Birmingham. In the 1901 census (as Lizzie), she is with sister Lottie, at 132 Vicarage Road, Oldbury, boarding with Ambrose George and his family, just along from her cousin, Alfred George 1856. Lizzie is a typist. In 1911, she is living with her sisters at 72 Bertram Rd, Smethwick in Birmingham, still working as a shorthand typist. She remains unmarried and dies in 1917 - her death is registered in Kings Norton in Birmingham

  • daughter Beatrice Mary 1890 born in Birmingham. She is in the Wolverhampton Orphanage in the 1901 census. In 1911, she is living with her sisters at 72 Bertram Rd, Smethwick in Birmingham. Beatrice is a student at the University of Birmingham and she becomes a school teacher, like Lottie. She remains unmarried and presumably retires to Weston with Lottie. She dies there in 1959.

Family 1ciii: William Herbert and Maud Mary Uglow

William Herbert 1863 is the son of George and Eliza Clarke and the grandson of George and Mary Orchard. He is born in Ladywood, Birmingham.

After his mother's death, he lives with his grandparents in Steward St., Birmingham - in 1871 he is there with his father and brother. In the 1881 census he appears as 'Elglow' living with grandfather George in Steward St. and working as a jeweller. [Steward St is still close to the jewellry quarter]

In April 1882, William joins the navy - his first ship is the Impregnable and he serves on her for 18 months. Two years later, on his 21st birthday (11th August 1884), William signed up for a 10 year engagement. He lies about his age which is recorded as 11/8/1866 rather than 1863? William is 5' 2", dark brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. His trade is given as jeweller. Over the next decade, he serves on numerous ships ending with 18 months on the training ship, Boscawen. There appear to be a couple of gunnery engagements - when he is on the Benbow in December 1889 when the ship was serving with the Mediterranean fleet. His character throughout is recorded as 'very good'.

On leave from the Excellent (a Portsmouth training ship), on Christmas Eve 1892, he marries first cousin Maud Mary 1863 who is the daughter of John George and Angelina Bethell and the granddaughter of George and Mary Orchard. The  ceremony is in Birmingham with Alfred George Uglow (Maud's brother) and Ellen Uglow as witnesses.

Maud  Mary was born in Ladywood. At the age of 18, in the 1881 census, Maud is working as a nurse and living with her widowed mother, Angelina, and sister, Minnie, at 4 Brighton Place, Winson Green Rd in Birmingham. In 1891, she is living by herself in Pitsford St. in the All Saints district of Birmingham and is working as a shopkeeper

William leaves the navy in August 1894. William and Maud live in Birmingham - in the censuses of 1901 and 1911, the family is at 2 Dozells Street North and William is working as a jeweller and ringmaker. Maud is looking after the children and in 1901 (but not in 1911) there are boarders - a young widow, Lucy Read and her daughter.

In the First World War, there is William H Uglow who is a colour sergeant in the Worcestershire Regiment - although William would have been 51 on the outbreak of war, would anyone take bets that this was not him?

William dies in 1944 in Edgbaston. Maud dies in 1943.

  • daughter Eveline Maud 1896 is born in Pitsford St., Ladywood. In 1901 and 1911, she is with her parents at 2 Dozells Street North. In 1928, she marries Edward George in Birmingham - their children include Joyce M 1929 and Hilda M 1935, both born in Birmingham RD.   Eveline dies in 1969

  • son Ewart 1903 is born in Ladywood. In 1928 he marries Lillian Rogers and later Emily Payne - Family 1diii

Family 1civ: Frederick John and Ada Harriet Rigby

Frederick John 1872 is the son of George and Elizabeth Sanders and the grandson of George and Mary Orchard.

With the death of his father in 1877, Frederick is left an orphan and, at the time of the 1881 census he was at Sir Josiah Mason's Orphanage in Erdington - perhaps this is surprising: even if his brothers are too young to look after him, there seems to be a surfeit of grandfathers, uncles and cousins? Indeed they have come to his aid by 1891 as he is boarding with Thomas Sanders and his wife Jane at 82 Albion Rd, Birmingham. Thomas is his uncle and presumably the brother of Elizabeth Sanders. Frederick is working as a builder's clerk.

Frederick marries Ada Harriet Rigby in 1897. She was born in Birmingham in 1877 [nb age wrong in 1901 census]. She was the daughter of a carpenter from Lichfield, John Rigby. In 1881, the Rigby family are living at Beach St, Birmingham.

In 1901, Frederick and Ada are at 60 Oak Street, Wolverhampton. Fred is a builder's clerk. They have two young daughters. They remain in Wolverhampton for some time - in 1911, they are living at 110 Great Brickkiln St. with their surviving daughter, Laura. At some point in later life, they move to Pontefract in Yorkshire as Fred dies there in 1955 and Ada dies there in 1966

  • daughter Laura Elizabeth 1899 born in Wolverhampton. She is with her parents in Wolverhampton in 1901 and in 1911. She married Robert Schofield in Wolverhampton in 1927. Like her parents, she appears to have moved to Pontefract as Laura dies there in 1990.

  • daughter Gertrude Mary 1901 in Wolverhampton. She is with her parents in Wolverhampton in 1901 but died shortly after the census.

Family 1diii: Ewart and Lilian Rogers and Emily May Payne

Ewart 1903 is the son of William Herbert and Maud Mary Uglow and the grandson (twice over) of George and Mary Orchard. He is born in Ladywood, Birmingham. In 1911, he is in Dozells St North with his parents. He marries Lilian Gertrude Emily Rogers in 1928 in Birmingham but they then move to south London.

  • son Howard Edward 1929 born in Croydon. He dies aged 7 in 1937 in Southwark

  • son David Vernon 1934 - born in Croydon. In 1956 he marries Sheila Duffy - Family 1eiii

Lilian dies in 1963 in Bromley RD. Ewart later marries a second time in 1968, to Emily May Payne, born in February 1901. Ewart dies in 1973 in Bromley RD. Emily dies in 1985.

Family 1eiii: David Vernon and Sheila Duffy and Patricia Stafford

David 1934 is the son of Ewart and Lillian Rogers and the grandson of William Herbert and Maud Mary Uglow. He is born in Croydon, educated at Westminster School and later works for Chubbs. His first marriage is to Sheila Duffy in 1956

  • son Mark 1956 born in Hampstead. He married Ingrid Blagg in Westminster in 1982 - Family 1fiii

  • son Simon 1959 born in Hampstead. He married Teresa Pixley in 1986 and Susan Lee in 2001 - Family 1fiiia

He later marries a second time - to Patricia Margherita Irene Evans. She was born in 1927 in Liverpool and was first married to Robert Stafford. David and Patricia live in Kent where Patricia died in 2008.

  • daughter Sophie Martina Prudence 1969, born in Wimbledon. She was educated at the Royal Naval School, Haslemere and then at the Trinity College of Music. She married a musician, Philip Hyde in 1998 and they live near Sittingbourne in Kent.

  • son Dominic David 1971, born in Wimbledon. He was educated at Charterhouse and then went to the Lee Strasberg School of Drama, University of London. He worked with his mother, Margherita Stafford, in Stafford Law, a Kent company that guides the careers of international music artists. David is now the managing director.

Family 1fiii: Mark and Ingrid Blagg

Mark 1956 born in London is the son of David and Sheila Duffy and the grandson of Ewart and Lillian Rogers . He was born in Hampstead. He first married Ingrid Blagg in Westminster in 1982 and was subsequently married to Celia Jackson.

Mark was a chorister at Westminster Abbey and subsequently organ scholar first at Cranleigh School and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he was a pupil of the late Nicholas Danby and James Dalton. In his examinations for both Associateship and Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists he achieved top aggregate marks for his year. He has held posts as assistant organist at several of London's most notable churches, including St Clement Danes, and spent a period as one of the assistant organists at St Paul's Cathedral. Since 1986 he has been Director of Music at St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington and since 1994 Professor of Harmony and Composition at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. As an organist and accompanist he has broadcast on both BBC and ORTF and made the first commercial recording of the organ sonatas of CPE Bach on the organ of Stoke d'Abernon church. [Thanks to Bookham Choral Society]

  • son Nicholas James 1985 born in Wandsworth. He lives in SW London with his mother - he was at the University of Edinburgh in 2008

Family 1fiiia: Simon and Teresa Pixley and Susan Lee

Simon 1959 is the son of David and Sheila Duffy and the grandson of Ewart and Lillian Rogers . He was born in Hampstead. He married Teresa Pixley in 1986 and Susan Lee in 2001. He's worked in the motor trade most of his life and is now living on the Wirral and working for Bentley Motors Limited.

  • daughter Adelina Sophie 1990 born in Kingston - she was educated at Esher High School

  • daughter Caitlin Mariah 1994 born in Surrey - she is currently at Tiffins Girls School

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