|Pat and Roger 's paternal great grandfather||Pat and Roger's paternal great grandmother|
William Benjamin Thomas marr. Jan-Feb-Mar 1865, Hastings 2b, 31, Elizabeth Macklin
BORN 12 June 1846 in Westfield Sussex
BORN 29 July 1845 at 3/4 past 2pm at 11 Three Herring Court, Cripplegate, London. Baptised St Mary Lambeth, in Workhouse, 2 November 1845. Twin sister of Sarah, see George Macklin page for more info
DIED 5 August 1928 aged 82, "gardener (retired)" at 1 Almshouses, Chislehurst, Kent. Cause of death: heart failure; auricular fibrillation; senility. Walter Thomas, son of 34 Albany Road, Chislehurst, present at death
|DIED 8 February 1932 aged 86 at 42 High St, Chislehurst, Kent.Cause of death bronchitis; myocarditis. W Thomas,, son, in attendance; of 34 Albany Road Chislehurst|
1861: aged 14 agricultural labourer
1871: aged 25 gardener domestic
1881 census: aged 35, gardener
1891 census: aged 45, gardener domestic serv
1901 census: aged 55, gardener
My entirely speculative hypothesis is that
when living in Plaxtol (1891 annd 1901 censuses) he
was one of the gardeners at the nearby Fairlawn
1911 census: gardener
1928, at death: gardener (retired)
1881 census: Laundress
1891 census: Laundress
1901 census: Laundress on own account working at home
1851 census: with parents (aged 4) at Old Workhouse, Westfield
1861 census: With parents (aged 14) at Walnut Tree, Westfeld
1871 census: 4 Alma Villas, Hastings, same address as George Macklin and Eliza Macklin (in laws)
1881 census: 19 Alma Villas, Hastings
Seems famly had moved to Kent after 1882 and by 1886 when Edward born in Leigh/Hildenborough
1891 census, Dunk's Green, Plaxtol, Kent
1901 census, The Spout, Plaxtol, Kent
1911 census: with daughter and son-in-law at Station Road, Bures Hamlet, Essex
1928 at death: 1 Almshouses, Chislehurst, Kent
1851 census: Staying with twin sister Sarah aged 5 "visitors" at 5 Griffin Road, Lambeth with John White, journeyman plumber aged 52 and Mary White aged 54 (born Watford, Herts). Mary White prob a relative of Eliza Macklin, see George Macklin page for more info
1911 census: 28 Albany Road, Chislehurst
KNOWN CHILDREN (1911 census says 10 children born, 7 then alive)
WALTER born Apr-May-Jun
1866 Hastings, 2b23. Like his father was a gardener.
Married Jane Young 1887, Oct-Nov-Dec Bromley 2a, 695. Jane
born in Slough.
MINNIE born 1868 Hastings Apr May Jun Hastings 2b 16. Is in 1871 and 1881 censuses with parents – not yet found beyond this
HARRY CAMERON grandfather born 28 April 1873 Hollington, Hastings (see separate file)
ANNIE c1878 Hastings.
Might be Annie Marie Thomas, Hastings 2b 42 1877
Jul-Aug-Sep. 1881 and 1891 censuses with parents, married
Horace Edward Ayckbourn Jan-Feb-Mar 1896 Bromley Kent, 2a
OLIVE 1879 Jul-Aug-Sep
Hastings 2b, 36. In 1891 aged "11" is staying with her
aunt Sarah Usher, née Macklin, in Tonbridge, Kent.
MILLIE [enumerator's error in 1891 census?
Is NELLIE in 1901 census] c1882
Hastings. In 1891 census with parents aged 9. In 1901
census with parents aged 19, is a domestic servant.
Married John Finch Oct-Nov-Dec 1908 in Bromley, Kent. In
1911 census living at 93 Ceres Road, Plumstead Kent
(London) Nellie born St Leonards aged 29. John Finch aged
29 is a labourer with SECR (South Eastern and Chatham
Railway). One son aged 1: Lenard [sic] John Thomas Finch.
EDWARD c1886 Leigh, Kent 1891 census with parents. 1901 aged 15 "office clerk" is with Annie and husband in East Ham. 1901 census gives his birthplace as Hildenboro, Kent [Hildenborough is just NW of Tonbridge and immediately south of Leigh]
|JohnThomas/ Ann née Wilson|