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A town in Hertfordshire, north of London and just outside the M25

Family 1: William Ernest and Anna Louisa Southcott and Florence Watson

William Ernest 1860 was born in Edmonton, the son of William Taylor and Mary Hockin and the grandson of William and Jane Kittow. In 1861 he was living at Mathias Place with his parents. In 1871, the family was at 16 Mathias Road in Finsbury. Like his father, Ernest became a master baker and confectioner - in the 1901 census he was described as a flour factor and in 1911 as a master baker. By 1881, William was living at 50 Red Lion St, the premises of the family bakery business. There were also premises at New North St. These businesses carried on through the first half of 20th century

In 1883 he married Ann Louisa Southcott, 20 years older than himself and a widow. Ann was born a Woolcott in about 1842 in Exeter, the daughter of Robert and Prudence Woolcott, both schoolteachers, ilving in Bampton by 1861. She married Henry Herbert Southcott in Tiverton RD in 1861. He was a commercial traveller in tea (1861) living in St Paul, Exeter but he died in Devon in 1871. By 1881, Ann was living with a widowed cousin in Deptford. The marriage to William was in Holborn RD. Ann did not live long and she died in 1887.

By the mid-1880s, the Watson family were living at 50 Red Lion St - in 1881 they were at Glasshouse Yard, not that far away to the east. Charles Watson, a builder from Durham, had been living there with his wife, Leah, ten years earlier in 1871. This was Leah Stairs, born 1828 and the daughter of William (a farm worker) and Mary Stairs from Grandborough in Buckinghamshire. Leah and Charles had a daughter, Florence, around 1872. Leah died in 1875. Perhaps Florence was looked after by her Buckinghamshire family as, when Charles remarried in 1877, this time it was to Leah's younger sister, Ellen Stairs (Stares in marriage record and who was Helen in the 1851 census) Ellen was born in 1849.

In 1889, William Ernest married Florence Annie Watson. In 1901 the census states that she was born in Lifton in1871. This seemsd very unlikely and in 1911 this has changed to Grandvale/Granborough?, Buckinghamshire which suggests that this is Leah's daughter. I've not been able to find Florence in the 1871 or 1881 census - but in the 1881, there was a Florence of the right age 'visiting' a few streets away and there was also a niece, Annie ?Foskett?, staying with Charles and Ellen. This may be Florence - she wais the right age.

I have spent a little time on the Watsons as these families' history is interwoven as not only did William Ernest marry Florence but Charles and Ellen had another daughter, Ellen/Emily, who married William Ernest's cousin, William Taylor.

In 1900, William and Florence have a great family baptism - on the 3rd June, their five eldest children are all baptised at the church in Great Hormead, Hertfordshire. By 1901, they were living in Appleby St., Cheshunt
but were at 16 Clifford Rd, Sudbury in NW London in 1911. However they return to Appleby Street and William was living in Cheshunt at his death. Presumably William commuted to the bakery business.

William testified at the Old Bailey on September 14th 1904 in the case of George Lowery, charged with uttering counterfeit coin - he went into a draper's shop at 30 Red Lion St and paid for a pair of socks with a 5s coin. The assistant serving him went to William for change and William spotted the forgery.

William went bankrupt in 1920 but the bankruptcy was discharged in 1927. From 1929, there was also a bakery at 23 Orange St WC2. William Ernest died in 1944 and Florence in 1958.

  • daughter Florence Annie 1890 born in Chiswick but not christened until 3rd June 1900 at Great Hormead, north of Cheshunt. In 1901 she was in Cheshunt and in 1911 in Sudbury with her parents - in 1911 she was working as an assistant in a baker's shop - presumably the family business? She married Sidney J Ellis in 1915 in Edmonton. 
    • daughter Beryl 1923 who married Brian East, from Kingskerswell, Devon, in 1953. Their children are Jonathan and Caroline

  • daughter May Louise 1892 born in Cheshunt but not christened until 3rd June 1900 at Great Hormead, north of Cheshunt. In 1901 she is in Cheshunt and in 1911 in Sudbury with her parents - in 1911 she is working as an assistant in a baker's shop - presumably the family business? She married Frank Warwick in Holborn in 1916 - Frank was the son of Wallis Warwick, an accountant and in 1916 he was an army officer. They were living in Kingswood Avenue in London NW6 when Frank died in 1959. May died in 1981
    • daughter Joan1922 who married in 1947 Alec Grahame from Malvern. She died in 1984.
      • daughter Elizabeth 1949
      • daughter Olivia 1950
    • daughter Betty 1926, who married Alec Gilbertson in 1948 from Glapthorne, near Arundel. 
      • daughter Jane1951 (twins with John)
      • son John 1951 (twins with Jane)
      • daughter Mairi 1954

  • daughter Lillian Mary 1895 born in Cheshunt but not christened until 3rd June 1900 at Great Hormead, north of Cheshunt. In 1901 she is in Cheshunt and in 1911 in Sudbury with her parents - in 1911 she is not yet working. She married Charles Arthur Hurst, born in North London, the son of a journeyman butcher. By 1911, he is working as an ecclesiastical silversmith. They married in Cheshunt, in  1920. In 1924, Charles is in the electoral register as living at 50 Red Lion St. with his parents in law as well as brothers in law, Frederick and Edward. Was he working as a baker? They had no children. Charles died in 1979 and Lillian in 1980

  • son William Ernest Taylor 1898 but not christened until 3rd June 1900 at Great Hormead, north of Cheshunt. In 1901 he is in Cheshunt and in 1911 in Sudbury with his parents - in 1911 he is at school. He worked for a firm called Marks and Clark in Lincoln Inn Fields but when the war broke out, he enlisted as a rifleman, in the London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). He was killed at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914 aged just 17. This was near Wulverghem [The Times 1/1/1915]. His name is inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium. His time on the Western Front was short:

    After arriving at Harvre on 5 November the Battalion spent the bulk of their first month in training, initially in Aroques and later Bailleul. The QVRs were assigned to the 13th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, who eased the Territorial Regiment into the war. On 29 November 1914 at Neuve Eglise, the QVRs encountered “particularly trying conditions for a first experience of the trenches”. During this first experience of line holding, the QVRs were stationed alongside the Yorkshires, who were full of praise for the London Territorials. They emerged from their initial ‘baptism of fire’ largely unscathed. But on 1 January 1915 the Battalion experienced its first major loss of life in trenches at Wulverghem, with forty-two casualties including eleven fatalities. (Extracted from James Matthews BA dissertation at Birmingham University: Study of the Queen Victoria's Rifles)

  • son Frederick Charles Henry 1900 born in Cheshunt but not christened until 3rd June 1900 at Great Hormead, north of Cheshunt. In 1901 he is in Cheshunt and in 1911 in Sudbury with his parents - in 1911 he is at school. He carried on the family tradition as a baker in Red Lion St in London and later in Seven Sisters Rd. In 1924, he is in the electoral register as living at 50 Red Lion St. with his parents as well as brother in law, Charles Hurst and brother Edward. That year, he married Edith Bulmer However, Frederick and Edith had no children and the baking tradition appears to end with him and Edward. They lived in Potter's Bar, Hertfordshire - in 1956, they were at 67 Oakroyd Avenue. Edith died in 1990 and Frederick in 1992

  • son Edward Cory 1902 born in Edmonton. In 1911 he is in Sudbury with his parents and at school. He carried on the family tradition as a baker in Red Lion St in London and later in Seven Sisters Rd. In 1924, he is in the electoral register as living at 50 Red Lion St. with his parents as well as brother in law, Charles Hurst and brother Frederick. He married Ethel May Patterson in Chelsea in 1931. In 1937, they are living in Battersea at 56 Glycena Rd. Ethel died in 1952 and Edward married a second time in 1953 in Sidcup to Freda May Cosburn. They had no children and the baking tradition appears to end with him and Frederick. He became a widower for a second time when Freda died in 1974. He retired to Wingham in Kent where he died in 1998.

  • son Alfred John 1904 born in Edmonton. In 1911 he is in Sudbury with his parents and at school. He married Nora Lucy Cole, the daughter of a navy stoker, born in Hampshire in 1905, in 1929 in Hatfield. He died in 1980 and Nora in 1994.

    • son John 1930, born in Hatfield. He had a career in the Royal Navy, retiring the day that the tot of rum was stopped. He married Marjorie Wight Smith (1926-1996) but they divorced in 1984 and John's partner is Dorothy Sandeman. John was a grocer in Dundee, Scotland. He died in February 2011

      • daughter Jacqueline - marries Alan Campbell. They have two children: Craig who is in the Royal Signals and Lynsey, training to be a nurse.

    • son Brian 1933 born in Hertfordshire. He was an evacuee to Thorverton, Devon during the war. He married Pamela Dover, known as Sue, a teacher in 1957 in Portsmouth. Brian served in the Navy, received the long service medal in 1970 and is a member of HMS Newcastle Association. He has been politically active,standing in local government elections. Brian and Sue live in Hampshire.

      • daughter Valerie A 1959 was born in Weymouth. Edicated at Christ's Hospital Girls School an; Bedford College, University of London, she married Gary King of Holbury in Mauritius in 1981. They have a daughter Elizabeth born in 1995 and a son Robert born in 1997. The family live in Park Gate in Hampshire
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      • son Paul Timothy 1962. Paul has served in the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. In 1993, he marries Alison Judith Key, born 1964 of Hanley, Stoke on Trent. He's worked in logistics since 1987 and still (in 2010) plays rugby for Fawley RFC 2nd XV. They live in Hythe, Hampshire where Paul works for Damco, an international Freight Forwarding organisation

        • son Thomas Paul 1995

        • son Edward John Cory 1998

    • son Alan Edward Cory 1934 was born in Hertfordshire. He did his national service in the Scots Guards and was on duty on Coronation Day in 1953. Subsequently he became a professional gardener to the De La Mare family in Much Hadham, Herts where he was also a retained firefighter. In 1958, Alan married Natalie Wickam, known as Jean, and they lived in Bishops Stortford. Alan worked for many years with young people with disabilities or troubled backgrounds introducing them to gardening. He was a life long church member at Thorley. He died on 22nd November 2013 and is survived by Jean, his children, Jane and Nigel, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grand-daughters.

      • son Nigel Patrick 1958 born in Bishops Stortford. After years in the Royal Navy, he is now a fireman in Essex. First married to Theresa Hack in 1979, he later marries Natalie Taylor in 1985

        • son David 1983 born in Surrey

        • son Aaron Nathan 1991 born in Havering

        • son Jack William 1996 born in Havering

        • daughter Laura Bethany 1997 born in Havering

      • daughter Jane 1960 is born in Bishops Stortford. She marries Gary Michelson in 1977

        • son Daniel Alan 1978 - married Aniela and has a daughter, Tuuli 2011

        • daughter Emma Jane 1980- has daughters, Isabella 2007 and Sofia 2009

        • son Benjamin Adam 1983


    • son Ralph William 1940 born in Hertfordshire. Educated at Harlow College, he moved to the USA in the 1960s. He has a son

  • daughter Winifred Ellen 1908 born in Chesunt. She died in infancy 1909

  • son Reginald Frank 1911 born in Chiswick. In 1911 he is just 6 weeks old and in Sudbury with his parents. He later served in the Devon Yeomanry, a squadron in the Royal Wessex Yeomanry. He marries Vera Mortensen in Edmonton in 1935. In 1960, Vera visits South Africa, apparently by herself - she returns on the SS Pretoria Castle in April 1960. A horticulturalist and salesman, he dies in Chideock, Dorset in 1993. 

  • daughter Marjorie Kathleen 1913 born in Chesunt. She married Frank Bone in 1936 (sons Robert Keith 1936 and Trevor 1939). Frank died in 1943. After the war, she married Harold Woolveridge in 1961.

  • son Eric James 1917 born in Chesunt. He married Joan Gater in Ware in Hertfordshire in 1943. He was a motor engineer. Eric died in 1988 in Grantham

    • daughter Judith 1944 born in Ingatestone. She married Richard Wallace and their children are Ian Richard 1970, Erica Judith 1973, Eleanor Kathleen 1980, Huw 1983.

    • son Philip J 1947 born in Ware but died in infancy 1909

    • daughter Christine 1951 born in Ware. She married Rodney Holmwood in 1971 and have 3 children, Quinn Bradley 1974, Yana Marie 1976 andRhian Christine 1981

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