Further details of the children of Samuel Dyer and Sarah Buller.
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Fredrick Dyer born in 1841 in Wellington
Fredrick married Fanny Fifield Oct-Dec 1868 in Kettering (Ref Kettering Vol 3b Page 376). Fanny was born about 1844 in Rothwell, Northampton. Frederick and Fanny had the following known children:
For the 1871 census Frederick had moved from Wales to Manchester where he was working as a "Government Teacher" and living with his wife Fanny Fifield and their daughter Eva. Also recorded with them is Fredericks sister, Mary, who may well have just been visiting.
1871 Census (3rd April) St Oswalds, Manchester RG10/4055 Folio 17 Book 42 Page 27
323 Collyhurst Road, Manchester, Lancashire
|Frederick Dyer||Head||29||Government Teacher||Wellington, Somerset|
|Fanny Dyer||Wife||26||Keep House||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Eva Dyer||Daughter||1||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Mary Dyer||Sister||11||Scholar||Wellington, Somerset|
For the 1881 census Frederick was still in Manchester now living in Mosside along with his wife and their four children: Frederick C. Samuel A., Henrietta F., and baby Frank. He is now recorded as an iron monger, a bit of a change from teacher ten years previously! The Frederick C. Bottrill recorded as "nephew" in this census was the son of Elizabeth Bottrill, nee Fifield, Fannys sister, who lived a few streets away.
1881 Census (4th April) Mosside (Manchester) RG11/3938 Folio 104 Book 75 Page 30
19 Alexandra Rd, Moss Side, Lancashire
|Frederick Dyer||Head||39||Ironmonger||Wellington, Somerset|
|Fanny Dyer||Wife||36||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Eva Dyer||Daughter||11||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Frederick C. Dyer||Son||9||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Samuel A. Dyer||Son||5||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Henriette Dyer||Daughter||3||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Frank Dyer||Son||8 months||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Frederick C. Bottrill||Nephew||18||Pupil Teacher||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
For the 1891 census Frederick was still in Mosside. He is now recorded as an Clerk, again a bit of a switch from "Iron Monger"of ten years previously! Fredrick and Fanny seem to have had no further children.
1891 Census (6th April) Mosside (Manchester) RG12/3200 Folio 14 Book 73 Page 22
26 Bland Street, Moss Side, Lancashire
|Frederick Dyer||Head||49||Clerk||Wellington, Somerset|
|Fanny Dyer||Wife||45||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Frederick C. Dyer||Son||19||Pupil Teacher||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Samuel A. Dyer||Son||15||Office Boy||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Henriette Dyer||Daughter||13||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Frank Dyer||Son||10||Scholar||Manchester, Lancashire|
Ten years later for the census of 1901, Frederick and his wife were living at 167 Chorlton Road, Stretford. Their son Samuel A. is definitely listed as aged 29 which would disagree with the 1881 census. Frederick's job has changed with him now recorded as a "Chief Inspector- Corporation Water".
1901 Census (1st April) Stretford RG13/3667 Folio 7 Book 23 Page 5
167 Chorlton Road, Stretford, Lancashire
|Frederick Dyer||Head||59||Cheif Inspector Corporation Water||Wellington, Somerset|
|Fanny Dyer||Wife||55||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Eva Dyer||Daughter||30||Certified Teacher||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Samuel A. Dyer||Son||29||Accountant (Incorporated)||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Frank Dyer||Son||20||Architect Pupil||Manchester, Lancashire|
For the census of 1911, Frederick and his wife were living at 33 Dudley Road, Whalley Range, Chorlton, with only their son Samuel A. listed in the household (with his correct age this time!). Frederick is recorded as "General Inspector - Supply & Fitting" presumably still with the Corporation Water.
1911 Census (2 April) Hulme, Chorlton
33 Dudley Road, Whalley Range, Chorlton
|Frederick Dyer||Head||69||General Inspector - Supply & Fitting||Wellington, Somerset|
|Fanny Dyer||Wife||66||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Samuel A. Dyer||Son||35||Accountant (Incorporated)||Manchester, Lancashire|
There is a record of a Fanny Dyer dying between October and December 1921 aged 76 in Chorlton, Lancashire (Ref Chorlton Vol 8c Page 960) which is probably "our" Fanny. Frederick Dyer died aged 80 on 19 February 1922, usual address 35 Dudley Road Whalley Range, Lancashire (Ref Chorlton Vol 8c Page 1283).
Elisheba Ann Dyer born in 1843 in Wellington
Sometime circa 1870 Elisheba seems to have had a relationship with a T. Morris Chester, an American Attorney, journalist and civil rights activist, which resulted the birth of a daughter Minnie Chester Dyer in 1870 in Shooters Hill, London. (Ref: Oct-Dec 1870 Woolwich Vol 1d Page 883) Although no fathers name was recorded on the certificate the fact the Morris was the father is confirmed by two extant letters from Morris to Elisheba. (Click here for a transcription of two letters from T. Morris Chester to Elisheba) This must have been very much a relationship that crossed social classes as Morris had studied law in England and became the first black American to be admitted to the bar in England. An indicator of the social classes he mixed in, is the fact that during an extensive tour of the continent, Tsar Alexander II of Russia was amongst the rulers who showed him special hospitality. (Click here for further information on T. Morris Chester)
There is an interesting article on a Raglan website which talks about a shop in Raglan run by F. N. Silverthorn post 1926 http://rlhg.wetpaint.com/page/Silverthorne+family - There is a reference to F. N. Silverthorn being the son of John Silverthorn, Coachman to the Duke of Beaufort around 1860 and his wife being an Ann (Dyer), a housekeeper also for the Beauforts. However I believe that F. N. Silverthorn was Frederick Nelson Silverthorn, the son of Fitzroy Silverthorn and Elisheba Ann Dyer. I suspect the identification of F. N. Silverthorn's father as John is a confusion of F.N.'s Father with his Grandfather as F.N.'s Grandfather and Fitzroy's father was a John Silverthorn. However what is interesting is the reference to Ann Dyer as being in the household of the Duke of Beaufort. This would fit with her coming into contact with T. Morris Chester taking into account the exalted circles he seems to have moved in.
For the census of 1871 Ann was back in Newport living with her parents, Samuel and Sarah, and with her daughter Maria Chester recorded as a "nurse child" (Click her for further details of Minnie Chester Dyer and her later life)
1871 Census (3rd April) Newport RG10/5348 Folio 41 Book 25 Page 31
48 Jones Street, St Wollos, Newport
|Samuel Dyer||Head||55||Joiner||Otterhampton, Somerset|
|Sarah Dyer||Wife||53||Jersey, Channel Isles|
|Ann Dyer||Daughter||27||Nurse||Wellington, Somerset|
|Maria Dyer||Daughter||26||Domestic Servant||Wellington, Somerset|
|Henry Dyer||Son||20||Tin Plate Worker||Wellington, Somerset|
|Samuel Dyer||Son||18||Joiner||Wellington, Somerset|
|Maud Dyer||Granddaughter||1||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Maria Chester||Nurse Child||6 months||Plumstead, Kent|
Four years after this census Elisheba Ann married Fitzroy Silverthorn in Apr-Jun 1875. (Ref Newport,M. Vol 11a Page 203). Fitzroy was the son of John Silverthorn and Caroline Huff and was christened on 26 March 1854 in Tormarton, South Gloucestershire.
Elisheba and Fitzroy had at least three known children : (Click here for further details of Elisheba and Fitzroy's children where known)
For the census of 1881 Elisheba was living with Fitzroy and her young family at Pontywain, Risca, Monmouthshire. Her daughter Maria Chester was living with her living with her Elisheba's back in Newport."Maud Dyer - niece - aged 11 - Scholar - Newport, Monmouthshire" was the "natural" daughter of Elishebas sister Maria . (Click here for further details of Maud Dyer)
1881 Census (4th April) Risca RG11/5270 Folio 118 Book 13 Page 34
Pontywain, Risca, Monmouthshire
|Fitzroy Silverthorn||Head||27||Shoe Maker||Tomarton, Gloucester|
|Elizabeth Silverthorn||Wife||37||Dressmaker||Wellington, Somerset|
|Arthur J. Silverthorn||Son||5||Scholar||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Henry C. Silverthorn||Son||3||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Frederick N. Silverthorn||Son||2 months||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Maud Dyer||Niece||11||Scholar||Newport, Monmouthshire|
For the census of 1891 Elisheba was still living in Risca with her husband Fitzroy and her two sons. Maud her niece is again included in the household again.
1891 Census (6th April) Risca RG12/4380 Folio 51 Book 16 Page 13
Main Road, Risca, Monmouthshire
|Fitzroy Silverthorn||Head||37||Boot Manufacturer||Tomarton, Gloucester|
|Elizabeth A. Silverthorn||Wife||47||Wellington, Somerset|
|Henry C. Silverthorn||Son||13||Carpenters Apprentice||Risca, Monmouthshire|
|Frederick N. Silverthorn||Son||10||Scholar||Risca, Monmouthshire|
|Maud Dyer||Niece||22||General Servant (Dom.)||Newport, Monmouthshire|
For the census of 1901 Elisheba was still living in Risca with her husband Fitzroy and her three sons.
1901 Census (1st April) Newport RG13/4964 Folio 55 Book 14 Page 53
Nr Hope, Risca, Monmouthshire
|Fitzroy Silverthorn||Head||48||Boot Shopkeeper||Tomarton, Gloucester|
|Elisheba Silverthorn||Wife||58||Wellington, Somerset|
|Arthur J. Silverthorn||Son||25||Grocer||Risca, Monmouthshire|
|Henry C. Silverthorn||Son||23||Carpenter||Risca, Monmouthshire|
|Frederick N. Silverthorn||Son||20||Grocer (assistant)||Risca, Monmouthshire|
There is also an entry in Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire for 1901 for Fitzroy Silverthorn.
Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire for 1901 - RISCA including CROSS KEYS, PONTYMISTER and PONTYWAIN - CROSS KEYS
COMMERCIAL - Silverthorn Fitzroy, boot maker
Fitzroy Silverthorn died on died 14 August 1904 aged 50 in Newport, Monmouthshire (Ref: Jul-Sept 1904 Newport M. Vol 11a Page 137). His will was recorded in 1904 in the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) - "Fitzroy Silverthorn of Glen View, Pontywain, Monmouthshire, grocer's assistant, died 14 August 1904. Administration Llandaff 1 October to Elisheba Ann Silverthorn, widow. Effects £720". Elisheba A Silverthorn died between Oct- Dec 1907 aged 64 in Newport, Monmouthshire (Ref Newport M. Vol 11a Page 150)
Maria Dyer born on 30 Mar 1846 in Wellington
Next Generation in our Family History
Henry Dyer born in 1850 in Wellington
For the 1881 census Henry was living a few streets away from his brother Fredricks, lodging with Elizabeth J. Bottrill the sister of Fredricks wife, Fanny. Elizabeth had married a John Bottrilll in Jul-Sep 1862 in Kettering (Ref Kettering Vol 3b Page 255) and they had had at least five children: - Fredrick C, born circa 1863 (living with his sister and Henrys brother Frederick for the 1881 census), Samuel J. born circa 1864, Dorothy J., born circa 1866, Arthur, born circa 1868, and Walter T. born 1870, all born in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. I suspect John died in 1872. Fredrick Fifield, Elizabeth J. Bottrills brother is also included in this census.
1881 Census (4th April) Mosside (Manchester) RG11/3939 Folio 126 Book 80 Page 5
5 Platt Street, Moss Side, Lancashire
|Elizabeth J. Bottrill||Head||38||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Dorothy J. Bottrill||Daughter||15||Pupil Teacher||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Arthur Bottrill||Son||13||Scholar||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Walter T. Bottrill||Son||10||Scholar||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Frederick Fifield||Brother||30||Printer||Rothwell, Northamptonshire|
|Henry Dyer||Boarder||30||Ironmonger||Wellington, Somerset|
Henry married Sarah Williamson in October-December 1887 in Chorlton, Lancashire (Ref Chorlton Vol 8c Page 985). Sarah was born about 1862 in Heaton Mersey, Lancashire. They had the following known children:
For the census of 1891, Henry and Sarah are recorded at 45 Pickford Street, Stretford, with their son Ernest F. Also in the household is a Julia Williamson born 1884\85 recorded as step-daughter. It is possible therefore that Sarah was in fact a widow when she married Henry and Julia but I suspect Julia was Sarah's "natural" daughter birth registered Apr-Jun 1884 (Ref Stockport Vol 8a Page 101.)
1891 Census (6th April) Hulme RG12/3199 Folio 9 Book 67 Page 13
45 Pickford Street, Stretford, Lancashire
|Henry Dyer||Head||40||Tin Plate Worker||Wellington, Somerset|
|Sarah Dyer||Wife||29||Heaton Mersey, Lancashire|
|Ernest F. Dyer||Son||2||Stretford, Lancashire|
|Julia Williamson||Step-Daughter||6||Cheadle, Cheshire|
|William Landon||Lodger||58||Living on own means||Milforf, Staffordshire|
For the census of 1901, he and Sarah are still at 45 Pickford Street, Stretford. Henry is working as a Tinplate Worker and Julia their step-daughter is working as a Cigar Maker.
1901 Census (1st April) Stretford RG13/3667 Folio 48 Book 24 Page 37.
45 Pickford Street, Stretford, Lancashire
|Henry Dyer||Head||50||Tinplate worker||Wellington, Somerset|
|Sarah Dyer||Wife||39||Heaton Mersey, Lancashire|
|Julia Dyer||-Daughter||16||Cigar Maker||Cheadle, Cheshire|
|Ernest F. Dyer||Son||12||Stretford, Lancashire|
|Jessie Dyer||Daughter||9||Manchester, Lancashire|
|Maud Caddick||Niece||30||Cotton Cop Winder||Newport, Monmouthshire|
"Maud Caddick - niece - aged 30 - Cotton Cop Winder - Newport, Monmouthshire" was the "natural" daughter of Elishebas sister Maria . (For further details of Maud Dyer - See Appendix I)
For the census of 1911, he and Sarah are still at 45 Pickford Street, with Henry is working as a Tinplate Worker and their children Ernest and Jessie also included in the household.
1911 Census (2 April) Barton on Irwell, Stretford
45 Pickford Street, Old Trafford, Manchester
|Henry Dyer||Head||60||Tinplate worker||Wellington, Somerset|
|Sarah Dyer||Wife||49||Heaton Mersey, Lancashire|
|Ernest Frederick Dyer||Son||23||Warehouseman||Stretford, Lancashire|
|Jessie Dyer||Daughter||19||Machinist||Manchester, Lancashire|
There is a record of a Henry Dyer dying between April and June 1918 aged 67 in in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire (Ref Barton upon Irwell Vol 8c Page 672) which is almost certainly "our" Henry. Sarah, his wife, passed away a few months later on 30 July 1918 at the Workhouse infirmary, Patricroft, aged 57, usual address 45 Pickford Street, Stretford, the widow of Henry Dyer, sheet metal worker .The informant was Frederick Dyer of 35 Dudley Road Whalley Range, brother (actually brother in law)
NOTE - I believe Henry's step-daughter Julia Dyer married a John Mattison in Jul-Sep 1909 (Ref Barton I. Vol 8c Page 1193) and had at least six children - Julia Mattison birth registered in Jan-Mar 1911 (Ref Richmond Y. Vol 9d Page 667), James Mattison birth registered in Jul-Sep 1912 (Ref Richmond Y. Vol 9d Page 1341), John Mattison birth registered in Oct-Dec 1914 (Ref Richmond Y. Vol 9d Page 242), Jean Mattison birth registered in Apr-Jun 1917 (Ref Richmond Y Vol 9d Page 1048), Marjorie Mattison birth registered in Jan-Mar 1919 (Ref Richmond Y. Vol 9d Page 940), and Winifred Mattison birth registered in Apr-Mar 1922 (Ref Richmond Y. Vol 9d Page 1318)
Samuel Dyer born in 1851 in Wellington
I believe Samuel married Elizabeth Saunders in 1874 with their marriage recorded in the registration district of Newport, Monmouthshire in the October-December quarter of that year. Elizabeth was born about 1851-54 in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales. Samuel and Elizabeth had one known child:
I believe Samuel died in 1876 aged 23, only two years after his marriage, with the death recorded in the registration district of Newport, Monmouthshire in the October-December quarter of that year.
For the census of 1881 the widowed Elizabeth was recorded as resident in Fair Oak terrace, Newport, Monmouthshire identified as working as a Laundress, aged 28, born in Pontypool, Monmouthshire. Included in her household were two children - the aforementioned Frederick Dyer, aged 5, and Minnie Dyer aged two months. (Obviously if I am correct in the fact that Samuel had died in 1876, then Minnie was by A. N. Other. The birth of Minnie was recorded in the January-March quarter of 1881 with her mother's maiden name as "SANDERS".)
At some point thereafter Elizabeth moved to Tooting Gravney in Wandsworth London where she was recorded for the 1891 census at 11 Trevelyan Terrace identified "Living on her Means", aged 39, born in Newport, Monmouthshire. Included in the household were 4 of her children - Frederick Dyer, aged 15, an Errand Boy, born in Newport, Monmouthshire; Ada Dyer aged 6, a Scholar, born in Tooting, Surrey; John Dyer, aged 4, born in Tooting, Surrey; James Dyer aged under a year, born in Tooting, Surrey. Minnie aged 2 months in the 1881 census had died an infant with her death recorded in the July-September quarter of 1881 in the registration district of Newport, Monmouthshire. (Who the father of these 3 younger children is currently unknown. Ada's birth was recorded as Ada Stripling Dyer in the October-December 1884 in Wandsworth, London, with her mother's name as "SANDERS"; John's birth was recorded as John Arthur Dyer in the July-September quarter of 1887 in Wandsworth, London, with his mother's name as "SAUNDERS"; James's birth was recorded as James Dyer in the April-June quarter of 1890 in Wandsworth, London, with his mother's name as "SANDERS".)
For the census of 1901 Elizabeth was again recorded at Trevelyan Terrace but now number 70. She was identified as a widow, working as a Laundress on her own accord, aged 44, born in Newport, Monmouthshire. She has six of her children included in the household - Frederick Dyer, aged 25, working as a Plumber, born in Newport, Monmouthshire; Ada Dyer, aged 15, born in Tooting, London; John Dyer, aged 13 born in Tooting, London; James Dyer, aged 10 born in Tooting, London; Frank Dyer, 7 born in Tooting, London; Elizabeth Dyer aged 4 born in Tooting, London. The was also a Boarder listed in the household - Ernest Turvill, aged 18, working as a Milkman born in Tooting, London. (Again who the father of the additional young children, Frank and Elizabeth is unknown. - Frank's birth was recorded as Frank Dyer in the January-March quarter of 1894 in Wandsworth, London, with his mother's name as "SAUNDERS". Elizabeth's birth was recorded as Elizabeth Ann Dyer in the April-June quarter of 1896 in Wandsworth, London, with her mother's name as "SAUNDERS".)
For the census of 1911 Elizabeth was again recorded as resident at 70 Trevelyan Terrace and identified as a widow, working as a Laundress, aged 57, born in Pontypool, Monmouthshire. The house itself is identified as having 4 rooms. Three of her children were included in the household - James Dyer, aged 20, working as a Junior Clerk for a Surgical Instrument maker, Frank Dyer, aged 17, working as Errand Boy for a Doctor, and Elizabeth Dyer aged 14, working as a packer & Sorter in a Laundry, all of whom were listed as born in Wandsworth, Surrey. The was also a Boarder listed in the household - William Coombes, aged 46, working as a Jobbing Grdener, and born in Poplar, London. The census lists Elizabeth as having been married for 32 years and having had 6 six children , all surviving, although this is scored out as not relevant with her status as a widow. (Was married 41 years previously and had had, as far as I know, 7 children, one of whom, Minnie, had died.)
Elizabeth was registered at the family home of 70 Trevelyan Terrace in 1930 along with her youngest daughter Elizabeth Anne and Elizabeth's husband Sidney Heather. She is however not registered at 70 Trevelyan Terrace in 1932 although her youngest daughter Elizabeth Anne and her husband, Sidney Heather still are. There is a death registered for an Elizabeth Dyer, aged 81, in the Jnuary-March quarter of 1932 in the registration district of Wandsworth, Suurey which is possibly a record of her demise.
Amelia Jane Dyer born in 1854 in Wellington
I believe that Amelia "missing" from her parents household for the 1871 census was one and the same as the Jane Dyer, aged 17, born in Wellington, Somerset, working as a nurse in the household of Henry Robbins, secretary in the Coin Exchange.
1871 Census (3rd April) St Martin, London RG10/243 Book 37 Page 6
Brecknock Road, Duffold Villa, St Pancras, London
|Henry Robbins||Head||40||Secretary to the Coin Exchange||St Martin, Middlesex|
|Eliza Robbins||Wife||39||Plymouth, Devon|
|Henry Robbins||Son||3||St Pancras, Middlesex|
|Georgiana Robbins||Daughter||1||St Pancras, Middlesex|
|Lizzie Percy||Neice||19||Lady's Outfitters Assistant||Weston, Somersetshire|
|Elizabeth Torrington||Servant||General Servant Domestic||Westminster, Middlesex|
|Jane Dyer||Servant||17||Nurse||Wellington, Somerset|
After a re-appearance in the family household in Newport for the 1881 census, Amelia Jane returned to London to marry. She married John Prestridge 21 September 1882 in Wandsworth. Amelia was recorded as aged 28, the daughter of Samuel Dyer, a Gardener, and John was recorded as aged 27, a Smith, the son of William Prestridge, also a Gardener. Both were identified as resident in St John's, Clapham. John was almost certainly the son of William Prestridge and Susan Bartlett whose birth was recorded in the January-March quarter of 1856 in the registration district of Croydon, Surrey.
For the census of 1891 Amelia and her husband, a labourer at the time, were living in Streatham, Wandsworth, London. The enumerator has managed to swap the couples places of birth (and this error was compounded by the Ancestry transcriber who recorded Ameilia as "Amelia M" where it is transparently "Amelia J"). Their are no children included in this census although one might have expected John and Amelia to have produced at least one or two in the period between their marriage of 1882 and this census. However sadly there are the deaths a few of Prestridge infants recorded in the Wandsworth district during this period.
1891 Census (6th April) Wandsworth, London RG12/456 Book 13 Page 28
71 L???? Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, London
|John Prestridge||Head||36||Labourer||Wellington, Somersetshire|
|Amelia J. Prestridge||Wife||37||Dressmaker||Norwood, Surrey|
It would seem that Amelia's husband John Prestridge died in the March of 1901 as there is a record of the burial of a John Prestridge on 13 March 1901 who had died at the Union Infirmary, Tooting, aged 46, and a corresponding entry in the BMD index for the January-March quarter of 1901 in the registration district of Wandsworth, Surrey. Less then a month after, for the census of 1901, Amelia was recorded as a widow working as a housekeeper in the household of J. Black Cameron, an Advertising Agent. As in 1871 Jane has been used in preference to Amelia.
1901 Census (1st April) Battersea, Clapham, London RG13/460 Book 34 Page 19
Priory Grange, Thurleigh Road, Battersea, Clapham, London
|J Black Cameron||Head||39||Advertising Agent||St Thomas, West Indies|
|Elsie Cameron||Wife||38||Edgbaston, Warwickshire|
|Jane Prestidge||Servant||47||Housekeeper Domestic||Wellington, Somerset|
For the 1911 census what would seem almost certainly to be Amelia was recorded in the household of Charles William Nelson Lowe, a clergyman and schoolmaster, at 256 Trinity Road, Wandsworth, London. (A house with 10 rooms). She was identified as Amelia Jane Mould, aged 57, a "Cook - Domestic", born in Wellington, Somerset, and married for 8 years with no children. Also included in the household is what is assumed to be her husband Albert Henry Mould, identified as aged 44, a "General Servant - Domestic", born in Melton, Staffordshire (I believe Melton should be Milton and Albert was probably Albert Henry Stephens Mould, son of Thomas Mould and Susannah Stephens, whose birth was registered in Wolstanton, Staffordshire in the April-June quarter of 1867, with milton being part of this registration district). This census detail would mean that the couple woud have been wed in 1902-1903 and there is a record of Banns being read for a proposed marriage in Saint Luke, Battersea, Wandsworth, between "Henry Albert Mould, a Bachelor, and Amelia Jane Prestidge, a Widow, both of this parish." The Banns were read for the requisite 3 weeks but the entry is marked "Void" and I have been unable to find any obvious record of a marriage for the couple. This suggests that they may have never married. Did the couple simply decide against getting wed or was there some impediment to the marriage?
1911 Census () Wandsworth, London Schedule 87
256 Trinity Road, Wandsworth, London
|Charles William Nelson Lowe||Head||46||Clergyman and Schoolmaster||Boston, Lincolshire|
|Alice Lowe||Wife - married 22 years with 2 children both living||45||Boston, Lincolshire|
|Charles Augustus Lowe||Son - Single||20||Student||Chertsey, Surrey|
|Cyril Nelson Herbert Lowe||Son - Single||19||Student||Holbeach, Lincolnshire|
|Albert Henry Mould||Servant - Married||44||General Servant - Domestic||Melton, Staffordshire|
|Amelia Jane Mould||Servant - Married 8 years with no children||57||Cook - Domestic||Wellington, Somerset|
|Esther May ?Fenimore?||Servant - Single||18||General Servant - Domestic||Westbury, Bucks|
I have been unable to identify any obvious record of the demise of Amelia Jane as a Mould or a Prestridge. There is however a Jane PRESTAGE whose death, aged 60, was recorded in the January-February quarter of 1914, in the registration district of Epsom in Surrey which could potentially be Amelia Jane Dyer based on the assumption that she and Albert Henry Mould did not actually marry, but...??? There is a Albert H. S. Mould whose death, aged 61, was recorded in the July-September quarter of 1928, in the registration district of Wandsworth, London which would seem likely to be one and the same as the Albert H. Mould recorded with Amelia Jane in the 1911 census.
Mary Dyer born in 1859 in Wellington
For the census of 1871 Mary was recorded in the household of her "big" brother Frederick at 323 Collyhurst Road, Manchester, Lancashire.
On 1st September 1875 in Newport, Mary married an Albert Thomas Kelson, the son of Joseph Kelson and Matlida Morgan. Mary and Albert had the following known children -
Note: The later 1911 census records 8 children one of whom has died prior to that census but there are only these seven identified from the previous 3 censuses 1881/1891/1901. I would suspect the missing child was a Henry John Kelson whose birth and death (aged 0) were both recorded in the BMD index for the October-December quarter of 1875 in Newport, Monmouthshire. Birth Vol 11a Page 163 & Death Vol 11a Page 103
Mary was recorded in the 1881 census as living with her parents, minus her husband but plus two children, Alfred J., and Thomas. Albert Kelson was not on the 1881 census because he was at sea. He was a merchant seamen. When not at sea he worked for his father Joseph, in the family bakery at 11 Chepstow Rd in Newport. They also owned a dairy. This information was supplied by Ann Golledge a great granddaughter of Mary and Albert through their son William Arthur (b 1882). Ann also had family traditions reference Sarah Buller and her background. (See Appendix H)
1881 Census (4th April) Newport RG11/5258 Folio 112 Book 6 Page 54
Chepstow Road, Newport, Monmouthshire
|Samuel Dyer||Head||66||Painter||Otterhampton, Somerset|
|Amelia Dyer||Daughter||27||Cook||Wellington, Somerset|
|Mary Kelson||Daughter||22||Wellington, Somerset|
|Alfred J. Kelson||Grandson||4||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Thomas Kelson||Grandson||1||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
For the 1891 census Mary was living with her husband along with their children: Thomas, Alfred J., William Arthur George, Joseph A., Mary, Henrietta, and Albert. Marys mother,Sarah Dyer, aged 73, was also in the household.
1891 Census (6th April) Newport RG12/4368 Folio 10 Book 7 Page 11
60 Chepstow Road (Pages Place), Newport, Monmouthshire
|Albert T. Kelson||Head||35||Bakers Porter||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Mary Kelson||Wife||32||Wellington, Somerset|
|Thomas Kelson||Son||14||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Alfred J. Kelson||Son||11||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|William A.G. Kelson||Son||9||Scholar||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Joseph A. Kelson||Son||7||Scholar||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Mary Kelson||Daughter||5||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Henrietta Kelson||Daughter||3||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Albert Kelson||Son||1||Christchurch, Monmouthshire|
|Sarah Dyer||Wifes Mother||73||Guernsey|
For the census of 1901 the family was still in Newport at 37 Glebe Street, Newport. For some reason the ennumerator used initials rather than first names.
1901 Census (1st April) Newport RG13/4962 Folio 37 Book 53 Page 19
37 Glebe Street, Newport, Monmouthshire
|A. T. Kelson||Head||45||Marine Donkeyman||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|M. Kelson||Wife||41||Wellington, Somerset|
|W. Kelson||Son||18||Railway Fireman||Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire|
|J. Kelson||Son||17||Masons Apprentice||Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire|
|M. Kelson||Daughter||15||Laundress||Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire|
|H. Kelson||Daughter||13||Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire|
|A. Kelson||Son||11||Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire|
For the 1911 census Albert and Mary were once again recorded at 37 Glebe Street. Albert was identified as a Donkeyman in the Marine Service though currently not working and the two younger children are still at home, with Henrietta was working in a Stean Laundry and Albert in the Lysaghts Steel Mills. Albert and Mary have a grandaughter included in the census with the surname Lewis. Unfortunately the enumerator seems to have made an initial error with her first name and overwritten it making it almost illegible except for the last three letters which seem to be "ine". She was almost certainly Eva Gladys Queenie Lewis, daughter of their daughter, Mary, and her husband Edward John Lewis, who was born 23 Nov 1906, Newport, Monmouthshire. (Marriage to Albert Melville Fennell in registered in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1935, in Newport Market, Glamorgan, Gwent, Monmouthshire, and death registered November 1988, Pontypool, Gwent, Wales.)
1911 Census () Newport, Monmouthshire Schedule 350
37 Glebe Street, Newport, Monmouthshire (House with 5 Rooms)
|Albert Thomas Kelson||Head||55||Donkeyman - Merchant Service - Not Working||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Mary Kelson||Wife - married 35 years with 8 children - 7 living||52||Wellington, Somerset|
|Henrietta Kelson||Daughter||23 - Single||Laundress in a Stean Laundry||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|Albert Kelson||Son - Single||21||Iron Worker - Lysaghts Steel Mills||Newport, Monmouthshire|
|????ine? Lewis||Granddaughter||4||Newport, Monmouthshire|
I believe Mary Kelson, nee Dyer died in Jan-Mar 1921 in Newport, Monmouthshire (Ref Newport M, Vol 11a, Page 268) and Albert Thomas Kelson died in Jan-Mar 1936 in Newport, Monmouthshire (Ref Newport M, Vol 11a, Page 273).