Possible further details of the children of Susan Madge and George Strong.

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Susan Madge and George Strong had at least eight children.


Ellen Strong born about 1845, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1861, aged 15, a House Servant.

Ellen Strong married David Gardner in the July to September quarter of 1877 in Newport, Monmouthshire.

For the census of 1881 Ellen Gardner was listed at Upper Alma Street, St Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire. David Gardner, her husband, was not recorded as present and Ellen herself was recorded as the head of the household, married, aged 33, a Dressmaker, born in Crediton. Included in the household was her daughter Elsie Gardner aged 2, born in Newport, her sister in law Sarah Gardener, aged 22, a Dressmaker, born in Abbotsbury, Dorset, and her father George Strong, aged 62, with no occupation, born in Crediton. (See 1881 census below). Elise Gardner her daughter was actually Elsie Elizabeth S Gardner born in the April-June quarter of 1878 (Newport M Vol 11a Page 207). No record of her husband David Gardner has been found but using the age and place of birth of Sarah Gardner his sister I believe he was born in Abbotsbury, Wymouth the April-June quarter of 1846 quarter of 1846 the son of Thomas Gardiner, an Agricultural Labourer and Elizabeth Gardiner. There was a subsequent baptism recorded for David on 31 May 1846, Abbotsbury, Dorset.

For the census of 1891 Ellen Gardner was again listed at Upper Alma Street, St Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire. As with the previous 1881 census, David Gardner, her husband, was not recorded in the household and again Ellen, now aged 43, was recorded as the head of the household, married, a Dressmaker, born in Crediton. Also included in the household were two daughters, Elsie Gardner, from the previous census, aged 12, and Mabel Gardner, aged 8, both born in Monmouthshire, along with Sarah Gardner, Ellen's sister in law, aged 31, born in Dorsetshire. Mabel Gardner the younger daughter was actually Ellen Mabel B Gardner born in the January-March quarter of 1883 (Newport M Vol 11a Page 183).

For the census of 1901 Ellen Gardner was listed in Daniel Street, Newport. (Just off or possibly part of Alama Street). She was once more recorded as the head of the household but now also as a widow, signifying one assumes the demise of David Gardner in the last 10 years. She was recorded as aged 53, a Dressmaker, born in Crediton, and only Mabel Gardner, her younger daughter, aged 18, born in Newport, was included in the household. (Although identified with her initials "E M B" (Ellen Mabel B) rather than Mabel.)

Her elder daughter. Elsie, missing from this census had married John Bennett Curnock in Newport in the October-December quarter of 1899. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 391), and was listed along with her husband living in Essendine Road, Paddington, London. John Curnock was recorded as aged 24, a Coke Cartage Foreman, born in Chelsea, London, and Elsee Curnock was recorded as aged 22, born in Newport. Included in the household were the couple's infant daughter Madge Curnock, aged under a year, born in Paddington, London, and a boarder, Thomas Jenkins, aged 26, born in Carmarthenshire. (Madge Curnock was born Alice Madge Curnock London in the July-September quarter of 1900. (Paddington Vol 1a Page 16). John Curnock was the son of Horsenden Thomas Curnock and Alice Emma Bennett born in the January-March quarter of 1877 in London (Chelsea Vol 1a Page 347).

For the census of 1911 Ellen Gardner was once again listed back in Alma Street, Newport, at number 79. She was recorded as aged 63, born in Newport. Included in the household were her daughters, both now married, Elsie Curnock, aged 32, and Mable Gibbons, aged 28, both born in Newport. Elsie's husband John Curnock was not recorded in the household, but her children, now numbering 3 were identified as Madge Curnock, aged 10, Stewart Curnock, aged 4, and baby Mabel Curnock, aged l, all born in London. (The younger 2 children were Stuart Vivian Curnock born in Hendon in the October-December quarter of 1906 - Hendon Vol 3a Page 354 and Mabel Audrey Curnock born in Willesden in the January-March quarter of 1910 - Willesden Vol 3a Page 368.) Ellen's younger daughter Mabel had married Ernest Gibbons in Newport in the October-December quarter of 1906. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 511). In this census Ernest Gibbons was recorded as aged 30, born in Newport, Monmouthshire, with Mabel Gibbons, aged 28, along with their daughter Iris Gibbons aged 2, all born in Newport. (Iris was born Iris Madge Gibbons in the Aptil-June quarter of 1909 - Newport M Vol 11a Page 237.)(John Bennett Curnock was missing from the 1911 UK census as he had gone to America on board the Lusitania 5 November in 1910 arriving in New York on 11 November. A few months after the census Elsie and the children him joined him in Minneapolis, Minisotta, New York 25 October 1911 on board the SS Majestic having sailed from Southampton on 18 October.

There is a record in the BMD index of the death of an Ellen Gardner aged 73, in Newport, Monmouthshire, in the July-September quarter of 1918 which is most probably this Ellen Gardner. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 240).

John Strong born about 1846, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1871, aged 24, an Inn Porter. Nothing more currently known.

Henry Strong born about 1848, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1871, aged 22, an Inn Porter.

It is possible that Henry Strong married Virtue Berry in Newport in the October-December quarter of 1873. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 409).

For the 1881 census this couple were listed at 26 Julian Street, Newport. Henry Strong was recorded as aged 31, a Cab Driver, born in Crediton, and Virtue Strong as aged 29, born in Newport. There were 4 children recorded in their household, Amelia S. Strong aged 6, James Hy. Strong aged 4, Emma Jane Strong aged 2, and baby Ernest George Strong aged 2 months, all born in Newport.

Sadly it would seem that Henry Strong died aged 36 in Newport in the April-June quarter of 1886. (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 114).

For the census of 1891 the widowed Virtue Strong aged 38 was listed in Bolt Street, Newport. Virtue was recorded as In Receipt Parish Pay, with now 6 children recorded in the household, Amelia Strong aged 16, James Strong aged 14, Emma Strong aged 12, and Ernest George Strong aged 10, from the previous census plus Rose Strong aged 7 and Wm (William) Strong aged 5. All the family were recorded as born in Newport.

Three years after this census in the April-June quarter of 1894 in Newport Virtue Strong remarried to a Frederick Tucker. (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 375).

For the 1901 census the couple were listed in Lime Street, Newport. Frederick Tucker was recorded as aged 52, a Coal Trimmer, born in Exeter, and Virtue Tucker as aged 49, born in Newport. None of Virtue's children by her previous marriage were recorded in the household, but the couple have a daughter, Virtue Tucker, aged 7, recorded in the household.

I believe Frederick probably died in 1910 as there is a record of the death of a Frederick Tucker, aged 62 recorded in the BMD Index for the July-September quarter of 1910 for |Newport, Monmouthshire. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 112).

For the 1911 census the widowed Vitue was listed in 36 St Mary's Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, a dwelling was listed as having 2 rooms. Virtue Tucker was recorded as head of the household, aged 49, on Parish Pay, born in Newport, with the additonal information that she has been married for 36 years and had had 7 children, 6 of whom were still living. There were two daughters listed in the household, Emily, aged 31, Office Cleaner, (Emma from the 1881 and 1891 censuses?), and Gertie Tucker, aged 15, (Virtue from the 1901 census?) also both identified as born in Newport, Monmouthshire

I believe Virtue Tucker died aged 68 in Newport in the July-September quarter of 1920. (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 210).

Emma Strong born about 1850, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1861, aged 9, a Scholar.

Emma married John Bradford in the January to March quarter of 1874 in Newport, Monmouthshire. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 326). John Bradford was born about 1850 in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon the son of John Bradford and Harriet Wotton, with Harriet Wotton being the sister of Anne Wotton, wife Joseph Madge, who in turn was the brother of Susan Madge, Emma's mother. i.e. Emma's Uncle Joseph Mage was married to John Bradford's Aunt Anne Wotton. For further details of John Bradford, his siblings and parents click here.

For the 1881 census the couple were listed at 1 Bridge Street in Abercarn, Monmouthshire. John Bradford was recorded as aged 31, a carpenter, born in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, and Emma Bradford as aged 29, born in Crediton, Devon. Included in the household were their children, George Bradford aged 6, Susan Bradford aged 3, both born in Newport, Monmouthshire and baby Frederick Bradford aged 8 months, born in Abercarn, Monmouthshire.

For the census of 1891 Emma Bradford was listed at Anchor House, St Woollos Newport. The head of the houshold was her father George Strong, aged 73, no occupation, and Emma Bradford was recorded as his daughter, aged 40. a Green Grocer, with both of them born in Crediton. Included in the household were also 4 of Emma's children, Susan E. Bradford aged 13, Edith A. Bradford aged 8, Bertha Bradford aged 4, and Arthur J. Bradford aged 1, all listed as born in Abercarn, Monmouthshire. (See 1891 census below) Emma's husband John Bradford was listed at Crumlin Road, Penmain, Monmouthshire, recorded as a Licensed Victualler, and listed with him were a the remainder of the couples children, George Bradford aged 16 born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Frederick Bradford aged 10 and Albert Bradford aged 5, with the latter two born in Abercarn Monmouthshire. There were two other individuals recorded in the household, a servant Sarah Bains, aged 21, born in Aberberg, Monmouthshire, and a Visitor, Jane Strong, aged 30, born in Crediton, Devonshire. (John's sister in law.)

It would seem that John Bradford died aged 43 in Newport in the July-September quarter of 1893. (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 150).

For the census of 1901 Emma Bradford was listed in George Street, Pontypool, Monmouthshire. She was recorded as the head of the household, widowed, aged 50. born in Crediton, Devonshire and included in the household was her son George Bradford aged 26, a Haulier in a Brewery, born in Newport, Albert Bradford aged 16, a Hewer in a Coal Mine, and Arthur J. Bradford aged 11, with the latter two born in Abercarn, Monmouthshire.

For the census of 1911 Emma Bradford was recorded at 5 New Villas, North Road, Newbridge, Monmouthshire. She was recorded as the head of the household, widowed, a House Keeper - Domestic, aged 60. born in Crediton, Devonshire having been married for 39 years, and having had 8 children, one of whom was deceased. The house was listed as having 3 rooms and included in the household was her son Arthur J. Bradford aged 21, a Coal Hewer, born in Abercarn, Monmouthshire, and Arthur's nephew Ernest Strong, aged 30, a Labourer - above Ground - Coal Mining, born in Newport. Ernest Strong would be presumed to be Ernest George Strong, born about 1881 in Newport, the son of Ellen's older brother Henry Strong and Virtue Berry.

It would seem that Emma died in Newport in the January-March quarter of 1928. (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 332).

James Strong born about 1853, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1871, aged 17, a Factory Worker.

It is probable James Strong married Elizabeth Hall in the October-December quarter of 1872 in Wandsworth, London. Wandsworth Vol 1d Page 827).

For the census of 1881 this couple were listed at 21 Abysynia Road, Battersea, London. James Strong was recorded as aged 30, a Verger & Attendant, born in Crediton, Devon, and Elizabeth Strong was recorded as aged 31 born in Needham Market, Suffolk. Included in the household were 2 children, James Strong aged 8, and Robert H Strong aged 3, both born in Battersea.

For the census of 1891 the couple were listed at Middleton Road, Wandsworth. James Strong was recorded as aged 40, a Verger & Attendant, born in Devon, and Elizabeth Strong was recorded as aged 41 born in Suffolk. Included in the household were 6 children, James Strong aged 18, Robert H Strong aged 13, Lily E Strong aged 9, George Strong aged 7, John K Strong aged 5, and Henrietta E Strong aged under a year, all born in London, England.

I believe James Strong died in 1910 in Wandsworth, London, as there is a record of the death of a James Strong, aged 49, in Wandsworth in the January-March quarter of 1910 in the BMD Index. (Wandsworth Vol 1d Page 467).

For the census of 1901 the widowed Elizabeth Strong was stiil listed at Middleton Road, Wandsworth. She was recorded as aged 51 born in Needham, Suffolk. There were 4 of her children still included in the household, Robert H Strong aged 23, Lily E Strong aged 19, George Strong aged 17, John K Strong aged 15, all born in Battersea, London. Henrietta E. Strong missing from this census was recorded as Henrietta E. Strong aged 10 born in Battersea Rise, London, a pupil at the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls in Battersea.

For the census of 1911 Elizabeth Strong was again listed at Middleton Road, Wandsworth, identified as Number 5 and having 5 rooms. Elizabeth Strong was recorded as aged 61, a widow, having had 6 children 6 of whom were still living, born in Needham Market, Suffolk. There were 3 of her children still included in the household, Lily Emma Strong aged 29, John King Strong aged 25, a Commercial Clerk in an Importers, and Henrietta Eliza Strong, aged 20, a Shorthand Typist in a Publishers, all identified as born in Battersea, London.

Eliza Strong born about 1855, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1871, aged 15, a Scholar.

There is a record of a Eliza Strong marrying a James William Davies in Newport in the October-December quarter of 1874. (Newport Mon Vol 11a Page 344). However as I can find no other records of this couple it is speculation that this is one and the same Eliza Strong.

Jane Strong born about 1857, Crediton.

Included in the family household for the census of 1871, aged 13, a Scholar.

For the 1881 census Jane Strong was recorded in Thornley, Richmond Hill, Holdenhurst, Hampshire, employed as a servant identified as aged 22 Crediton, Devon.

For the census of 1891 Jane Strong was recorded at Anchor House, St Woollos Newport, in the household of her father George Strong, and her married sister Emma Bradford. She was identified as as a visitor, aged 30, born in Crediton, Devonshire.

For the 1901 census Jane Strong was recorded in the High Street, Abercarn, Monmouthshire. She was identified as aged 38, a Green Grocer, born in Crediton, Devonshire

It is possible that Jane Strong married Harry Thomas Parry in Newport in the April-June quarter of 1909. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 429).

For the 1911 census Jane Parry was listed at 51 High Street, Abercarn, Monmouthshire. Harry Parry, Jane's husband, was not recorded in the census, and although no record of him has currently been identified in the 1911 census, Jane Parry was identified as "married" not "widowed", and therefore on the face of it Harry was alive but elsewhere. Jane Parry was recorded as aged 49, married for 2\3 years, a Housekeeper, born in Crediton, Devon. Included in the household was Florence Elvina Roberts, aged 19, an adopted daughter, born in Cwmcarn, Momouthshire and working as a Tin Opener in the Newport Tinplate Company, and 4 boarders, William Kuhl, 27, a bricklayer, born in Germany, Wille John Morris, aged 39, a Rivetter, born in Britton Ferry, Glamorgan, Albert Haines, aged 26, a General Labourer, born in Bishopstone, Herefordshire, and James Thomas Howells, also a General Labourer, born in Carmarthen town, aged 31, all employed in erection of new Tinplate works. (Presumably at the Newport Tinplate Company.)

Mary Ann born 1860, Newport, Monmouthshire.

Mary Ann was included in with the family the 1861 census but not the 1871 census when she would have still only have been aged 10. It would seem likely that Mary Ann died in Newport in the July-September quarter of 1861. (Newport M Vol 11a Page 92)