Uglow Family HistoryUglows in Cheshunt
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.
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.