Ernest Albert Marchant

b. 2 January 1872, d. circa 1936
Ernest Albert Marchant

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Elizabeth Charlotte Hughes b. 22 Sep 1873, d. 1940

Children:

Henry Victor Marchant+ b. 14 Jan 1894, d. 1952
Edith Beatrice Marchant+ b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 9 Apr 1984
Ada Ellen Marchant+ b. 28 Mar 1900, d. 29 Mar 1988
Queenie Elizabeth Marchant+ b. 15 Feb 1904, d. 1975
Alice Mabel Marchant+ b. 2 Aug 1907, d. 15 Sep 1984
Florence Maria Marchant+ b. 17 Nov 1909, d. 2 Jan 2002
Frederick William Marchant+ b. 1915, d. 7 Sep 1941
Marjorie Rose Marchant+ b. 4 Nov 1917, d. Mar 2000

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1872, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 226."
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Registration District: Steyning, Piece 1099, Folio 18, Page 30."
  3. [S159] Marriage certificate of Ernest Albert Marchant and Lottie Elizabeth Hughes, married 17 Oct 1891 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 533).
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Croydon Registration District; Piece 643, Folio 167, Page 16."

Rhoda Rose Marchant

b. 18 January 1874, d. 1916

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016
  • Birth: Rhoda Rose Marchant was born in 1874 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • Baptism*: Rhoda Rose Marchant was baptized on 18 January 1874 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
  • She was the daughter of William George Buckran Marchant and Maria Murrell.
  • Residence*: On 5 April 1891 Rhoda Rose Marchant lived at 45 Jersey St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents. The census record indicates that she is blind.3
  • Residence: On 7 July 1896 Rhoda Rose Marchant and Francis Burford lived at 45 Jersey St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
  • Marriage*: Rhoda Rose Marchant married Francis Burford, son of Aaron Jones Burford and Elizabeth Gillett, on 7 July 1896 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4
  • Married Name: As of 7 July 1896, her married name was Burford.
  • Residence*: On 10 June 1900 Rhoda Rose Marchant and Francis Burford lived at 9 Coombes Terrace, Brighton, Sussex, England.
  • Residence: On 9 July 1902 Rhoda Rose Marchant and Francis Burford lived at The Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England.
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1911 Rhoda Rose Marchant and Francis Burford lived at The Workhouse, 250 Elm Grove, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
  • Anecdote*: The 1911 census entry states that they have had 7 children with 6 still alive.6
  • Anecdote: Their son Frank Christopher Burford was killed on 1 Mar 1916 in WW1. Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, No L/10210, Private, killed in action.
    Their son George Philip Burford was killed on 9 Aug 1918. London Regiment, 7th Bn, No 355562, Private. There was a story handed down the family via Freda Amy Barber (nee Taylor) that "somewhere in the Marchant family there were twins and when the first one went to war and was killed, the second went to avenge him and was also killed". This probably is referring to the Burford boys, although they were not twins. Another aspect of this story was handed down to Angela Emmerton from her family (descendants of Lily Maria Marchant) who was told that the mother was blind and she found out about the death of her son by one of her children reading the paper to her. It was later found in the 1891 census that Rhoda was recorded as blind so this may also have some truth to it.
  • Death*: Rhoda Rose Marchant died in 1916 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 41 yrs.7

Family:

Francis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940

Children:

Frank Christopher Burford b. 1896, d. 1 Mar 1916
Alice Violet Grace Burford b. 1898, d. 1902
George Philip Burford b. 1900, d. 9 Aug 1918
Winifred Rose Burford b. 1902, d. 1963
Leonard William John Burford+ b. 7 Jan 1905, d. 1984
Horace Stanley A Burford+ b. 10 Jul 1908, d. 22 Aug 1972
Cecil Lawrence Burford+ b. 1910, d. 1978

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1874, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 213."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 806; Folio: 77; Page: 44; GSU roll: 6095916."
  4. [S66] Marriage certificate of Frank Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, married 7 Jul 1896 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 379).
  5. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 5119."
  6. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 5119. (See entry for Rhoda Burford)."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1916, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 291, age 41 yrs."

Ada Elizabeth Marchant

b. 17 February 1878, d. 1893

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 29 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1878, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 230."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1893, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 144."
  3. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.

Alice Mabel Marchant

b. 24 November 1879

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 5 May 2019

Family:

Frederick Alfred James Colston Iles b. 1877, d. 1949

Child:

(?) Iles+ b. c 1910

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1879, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 247."
  2. [S66] Marriage certificate of Frank Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, married 7 Jul 1896 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 379).
  3. [S820] Marriage certificate of Frederick Albert James Colston Iles and Alice Mabel Marchant, married 5 Jan 1901 in the Registration District of Fulham, London, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1a Page 458).

Edith Beatrice Marchant

b. 9 February 1882, d. 1963

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family:

Mark Mansbridge b. 12 Dec 1867

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1882, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 248."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2510D/010/13."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1902, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 467."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1963, Brighton RD, Vol 5h Page 174."

Walter Percy Marchant

b. 30 November 1884, d. 1948

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016
  • Birth*: Walter Percy Marchant was born on 30 November 1884 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2
  • He was the son of William George Buckran Marchant and Maria Murrell.
  • Occupation*: Walter Percy Marchant was a general labourer on 31 March 1901.
  • Marriage*: Walter Percy Marchant married Annie Spink in 1910 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1911 Walter Percy Marchant and Annie Spink lived at 30 Roedale Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.
  • Occupation: Walter Percy Marchant was a House Decorator, Works Department Brighton Corporation on 29 September 1939.2
  • Residence: On 29 September 1939 Walter Percy Marchant and Annie Spink lived at 68 Parkhurst Ave, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote*: Percy lived with the Middletons when they were children and they did not like him very much. He was big, tall, good looking but arrogant, used to wear a busby and had a handlebar moustache. The kids were scared stiff of him. His wife's name was Annie and they had 6 or 7 children. He may have been a painter in later years. Percy died when Arthur and Ada Taylor were living with Beatrice in Western Australia.4
  • Death*: Walter Percy Marchant died in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 64 years.5

Family:

Annie Spink b. 5 May 1885

Children:

Violet Marchant+ b. 16 May 1912, d. 1969
Cecil L G Marchant b. 1914, d. 1915
Reginald Percy Marchant b. 31 Jan 1917, d. 1996
Alexander Marchant b. 17 Jan 1920, d. 2003

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1884, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 214."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/005/35."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1910, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 481."
  4. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1948, Brighton RD, Vol 5h Page 117."

Lily Maria Marchant

b. 9 October 1885, d. 20 February 1961

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family 1:

Child:

Elsie Freda Marchant+ b. 5 Oct 1908, d. 2 Nov 1990

Family 2:

Charles John George Caperon b. 31 Jul 1873, d. 1941

Children:

Charles Leonard Caperon b. 10 Jan 1915, d. Aug 1993
George William Caperon+ b. 4 May 1917, d. Sep 2001
Lily Evelyn Caperon+ b. 25 Jul 1920, d. 1 Feb 2013
Cecilia Beatrice Caperon b. 15 May 1922, d. 28 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1885, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 249."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1914, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 460."
  3. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2511D/026/1."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1961, Hove RD, Vol 5h Page 564."

Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant

b. 1889, d. 25 May 1963

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 4 Feb 2019
  • Birth*: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant was born in 1889 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of William George Buckran Marchant and Maria Murrell.
  • Residence*: On 31 March 1901 Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant lived at 7 Hollingbury Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, with his widowed father and the family of James & Annie Middleton.
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1911 Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant and Ellen Jane White lived at 30 Roedale Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with Walter Percy Middleton and wife Annie.
  • Occupation*: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant was a house painter on 2 April 1911.
  • Marriage*: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant married Ellen Jane White, daughter of William Ambrose White and Jane Harwood, on 5 June 1911 at Broadwater, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote: Ellen White's granddaughter Joan writes: "Ellen Jane Marchant (nee White) met my grandfather Frederick Deacon when she was visiting her children Donald, Gladys & Rose in the workhouse, my grandfathers children were also there. They had my mother Maria Sarah (Sally as she was known) and a son called Thomas. Ellen Jane left them all, including here children, with my grandfather, I am not sure if they saw her again, but my mum doesn't remember her very much. After Frederick died Gladys or Rose took my mum in to work for them which didn't go too well, and she left them to join the WRENS. I know she kept in touch with Donald when he was a prisoner of war in Italy and lost contact with him when they transferred him to Italy. We tried to find him through the Ministry of Defence but apart from telling us that he was alive they would tell us nothing else. My mum (Maria Sarah Marchant) was brought up as Sarah Deacon she only found out she was a Marchant when she joined the WRENS, and that Cecil was named as her father, Thomas was registered in the name of White which mum found out when he died, why Ellen Jane did this and did not register them as Deacon's I do not know."
  • Occupation: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant was a house decorator in 1927.
  • Emigration*: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant emigrated on 6 January 1927 to Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, departing London on the ship "Berrima."
  • Anecdote: Angela Emmerton writes "I know Cecil went to Australia in 1927 with his son Cecil James, who was 15 at the time. I met Uncle Cecil when he came back from Australia. He stayed with us for a few days but was quite ill and died soon after in hospital (25 May 1963). Sadly he did not see my grandmother (his sister) as she had died 20 Feb 1961."
  • Death*: Cecil Edwin Philip Marchant died on 25 May 1963 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 75 years.3

Family:

Ellen Jane White b. 1884, d. 4 Sep 1960

Children:

Gladys Hilda Marchant b. 1909, d. 10 Mar 1965
Cecil James Marchant b. 1911, d. 4 May 1985
William G Marchant b. 1912
Florence Rose Marchant+ b. 17 Dec 1914, d. 17 Dec 1973
Donald Marchant b. 1916

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1889, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 240."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1911, East Preston RD, Vol 2b Page 733."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1963, Brighton RD, Vol 5h Page 175."

Violet Carrie Elsie Marchant

b. 4 November 1890, d. 1969
Violet Carrie E Marchant 1951

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 15 Mar 2018

Family:

Frederick Jeffree Etherton b. 17 Aug 1888, d. 1961

Children:

Violet Edna May Etherton+ b. 30 Dec 1914, d. 18 Dec 2002
Marie Eileen Etherton b. 4 Nov 1916, d. 1980
Frederick George Etherton+ b. 27 Nov 1919, d. Aug 1994
Dorothy Edith Etherton+ b. 28 Sep 1921, d. Oct 1994

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1890, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 227."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1913, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 476."
  3. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2516A/036/31."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1969, Worthing RD, Vol 5h Page 1778."

Frederick James Middleton

b. 1912, d. 18 August 1986

Parents:

Father: Henry Frank Middleton b. 1887, d. 4 Oct 1976
Mother: Bertha Green b. 29 Sep 1886, d. 14 Sep 1960
Last Edited: 22 Oct 2017

Family:

Marion Esther Wilson b. 10 Sep 1915, d. 14 May 1982

Children:

Desmond Arthur Middleton+ b. 2 Sep 1935, d. 21 Jun 1996
Robert George Middleton+ b. Jan 1938, d. 23 Dec 1983

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1912, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 409."
  2. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Leslie Harold Middleton

b. 1915, d. 1 June 1977

Parents:

Father: Henry Frank Middleton b. 1887, d. 4 Oct 1976
Mother: Bertha Green b. 29 Sep 1886, d. 14 Sep 1960
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Family:

Joyce Frances Smith b. c 1914, d. 10 Feb 1970

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1915, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 356."
  2. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Henry Frank Marchant

b. 2 April 1876, d. 23 August 1943

Parents:

Father: William George Buckran Marchant b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Mother: Maria Murrell b. 11 Feb 1846, d. 14 Jul 1893
Last Edited: 11 Aug 2016

Family:

Caroline Weller b. c 1875, d. 19 Oct 1961

Children:

Violet C E Marchant b. 1914, d. 2 Jun 1979
Olive Winifred Marchant b. 1915, d. 16 Apr 1916
Grace L Marchant b. 1916

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1876, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 209."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1912, Croydon RD, Surrey, Vol 2a Page 702."
  3. [S220] Death certificate of Henry Frank Marchant, died 23 Aug 1943, registered 31 Aug 1943 in the Registration District of Perth (Reg No: 1881).
  4. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph

b. 7 January 1887, d. 27 March 1947

Parents:

Father: Walter Ralph b. c 1858, d. 1928
Mother: Louisa Jane Bentley b. c 1863
Last Edited: 1 Apr 2018
  • Birth*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph was born on 7 January 1887 at Croydon, Surrey, England.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Walter Ralph and Louisa Jane Bentley.
  • Baptism: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph was baptized on 10 April 1887 at St Matthew's, Croydon, Surrey, England.3
  • Residence: On 10 April 1887 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 2 Bridge Terrace, Croydon, Surrey, England.3
  • Residence*: On 5 April 1891 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at Croydon, Surrey, England, with her parents and siblings.1
  • Occupation: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph was a dress maker's apprentice on 31 March 1901.4
  • Residence: On 31 March 1901 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph lived at 6 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, with her mother and siblings.4
  • Emigration*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph emigrated in 1913 to United States.5
  • Psgr List*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph was found on a passenger list on 25 May 1913 arriving New York on the ship "St Paul" having departed from Southampton. Her occupation was given as dressmaker. She travelled with Kathleen Ford and her children Frank, Marjorie and Dorothy. Kathleen Ford (nee Morris) was the sister of Silas Morris and she had married Frank Ford (who was not on the ship). They gave the address of their nearest relative in England as 14 Dorset Road, Lewes. Their final destination was Detroit, Michigan. The fact that Lilian was travelling with the Ford family suggests that she and Silas had met in England.6
  • Marriage*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph married Silas Morris, son of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery, circa 1914 at United States.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1914, her married name was Morris.
  • Residence*: Circa 1918 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris lived at 80 Hazelwood Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to a WWI draft registration card.
  • Residence: Circa 1918 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris lived at 283 W Euclid Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States, according to another WW1 draft registration card.
  • Anecdote: In the 1920 census, Silas and Lillian were lodging in San Franscisco, California at 235 O'Farrell St, San Franscisco Assembly District 33. Silas is a salesman (of safes). The census in this area has pages of lodgers, so it could be an area of temporary accommodation.7
  • Psgr List: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris were found on a passenger list on 2 June 1923 arriving back in Plymouth, England on the ship "Manchuria" having departed from New York. He was aged 39 years and Lillian 36 years. His occupation was salesman. Their residence while in the UK was 46 Hubert Grove, Stockwell, London.
  • Psgr List: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris were found on a passenger list on 14 August 1923 departing Southampton on the ship "Aquitania". His occupation was given as salesman. The destination port was New York. The Ellis Isalnd arrival record gives his last place of residence as Pittsburg, USA.
  • Anecdote*: For the 1930 census, Silas and Lillian were living at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburg, USA. They were renting and paying $50 per month. Silas states he was married at the age of 29 and Lillian 25. His occupation is a salesman at a clothing store and he appears to be currently unemployed.8
  • Psgr List*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris were found on a passenger list on 11 August 1933 arriving in Southampton on the ship "Berengaria" having departed from New York. Their proposed address in the UK was 14 Dorset Rd in Lewes, Sussex which was the address of some of his Morris family relatives. Silas was 49 years old and Lillian 47 years. His occupation was salesman.
  • Psgr List: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris were found on a passenger list on 20 September 1933 departing Southampton for New York on the ship "Olympic".
  • Psgr List: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris were found on a passenger list on 6 August 1934 arriving in Liverpool on the ship "Britannic" which had departed from New York. Their proposed residence in the UK was 42 Links Rd, West Wickham, Kent. Silas' occupation is salesman.
  • Occupation*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph was a dress fitter in a dress shop in 1940.9
  • Residence: In 1940 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris lived at 201 South Beatty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, The census indicated that they were living at the same address in 1935.9
  • Residence: On 27 April 1942 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris lived at 5909 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.10
  • Residence: In 1945 Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph and Silas Morris lived at 6204 Broad St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Anecdote: This is the address given in a booklet dated 1945 46 which lists Silas as being the Watchman of the Shepherds in the Supreme King's Guard of the Damascus Shrine No 1 of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. His title was Watchman of the Shepherds of Damascus Shrine and Supreme Kings Guard. Also mentioned in the booklet was Lillian Morris, his wife.
    The White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded as a Christian auxiliary to freemasons in the United States. There were 69,000 members in 1995. It appears this order is not active outside the U.S.
    The White Shrine of Jerusalem is yet another variety of Christianized Adoptive Masonry — that is, Freemasonry for women. It is perhaps more congenial to evangelically minded Protestant women than the Order of the Eastern Star, though, until 1953, members of the White Shrine of Jerusalem were required to be members of the Eastern Star.
    The original White Shrine of Jerusalem was founded by Charles D. Magee in Chicago on October 23, 1894, but three years later he founded a rival organization of the same name in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The two Supreme Shrines managed to reconcile their differences by 1909, and in that year they were united in Chicago. Membership is open to Master Masons as well as their wives, mothers, daughters, widows, and sisters. Members are known as Sojourners; the head of the organization is the Supreme Worthy High Priestess. (http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/frame_en.html.)
  • Death*: Lilian Elizabeth Jessie Ralph died on 27 March 1947 at Allegheny, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at age 60. Silas is a widower in August 1947.11,12
  • Anecdote: It appears that Silas and Lillian did not have any children. None have been found to date.

Family:

Silas Morris b. 4 Jul 1884, d. Apr 1965

Citations

  1. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12; Piece: 591; Folio: 96; Page: 20;."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1887, Croydon, Vol 2a Page 231."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013."
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13; Piece: 640; Folio: 10; Page: 11."
  5. [S173] 1930 Census for USA.
  6. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Year: 1913; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2086; Line: 10; Page Number: 8
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010."
  7. [S174] 1920 Census for USA "Year: 1920;Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_140; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 264; Image: 582."
  8. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1975; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 763.0."
  9. [S285] 1940 Census for USA "Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3656; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 69-168."
  10. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II draft cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Pennsylvania; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 222."
  11. [S175] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957.
  12. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014."

Frank Sewell Ford

b. 19 October 1877
Frank Ford Snr and Kathleen Ford (nee Morris). (Photo courtesy of Sue Elliott)

Parents:

Father: William Pocock Garrett Ford b. 1849
Mother: Sarah Ann Sewell b. 1850
Last Edited: 16 Feb 2020
  • Birth*: Frank Sewell Ford was born on 19 October 1877 at Thornton Heath, Surrey, England; the date is from a WW1 draft registration card 1917-18.
  • He was the son of William Pocock Garrett Ford and Sarah Ann Sewell.
  • Residence*: On 3 April 1881 Frank Sewell Ford lived at 1 Offenham Terraces, St Mary Paddington, Kensington, London, England.1
  • Marriage Bann*: Marriage banns for Frank Sewell Ford were published on 17 December 1899 at Brixton St Matthew, Lambeth, London, England.2
  • Marriage*: Frank Sewell Ford married Kathleen Martha Morris, daughter of Silas Morris and Martha Jeffery, on 25 December 1899 at Brixton St Matthew, Lambeth, London, England, William Pocock Garret Ford is a witness.3
  • Occupation*: Frank Sewell Ford was farrier (blacksmith) on 25 December 1899.
  • Emigration*: Frank Sewell Ford emigrated on 18 July 1912 to New York, United States, departing Southampton on the ship "St Paul", age 33 yrs, occupation farrier. He travelled alone and the rest of the family followed in 1913.
  • Residence*: Circa 1918 Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris lived at 153 Pine St, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Occupation: Frank Sewell Ford was a master horseshoer, self employed in business located at 239 Third St, Detroit. in 1918.
  • Residence: On 8 January 1920 Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris lived at 153 Pine St, Detroit, Michigan, United States, with children Frank (19 yrs), Kathleen (17 yrs) and Dorothy (16 yrs).4
  • Residence: On 8 April 1930 Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris lived at 6539 Woodrow Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States, with children Marjorie age 27 yrs and Dorothy age 26 years. They own their own house worth $4000. Frank is a salesman with a malt company, Marjorie a stenographer and Dorothy a secretary.5
  • Residence: In 1940 Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris lived at 5581 Ivanhoe, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Residence: Circa 1946 Frank Sewell Ford lived at 19467 Cheyenne Ave, Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Anecdote: Frank Ford is said to have returned to England for a holiday about 1946 to visit his sister Emily. Ron & Freda Barber met with him.6
  • Psgr List*: Frank Sewell Ford was found on a passenger list on 15 April 1947 arriving Southampton on the ship "Queen Elizabeth", age 69 years, retired, proposed address in UK: 42 Barnwell Rd, Brixton, S.W. He appears to be travelling alone. The ship had departed from Port Said, Egypt - was he on a world cruise?
  • Psgr List: Frank Sewell Ford was found on a passenger list on 25 July 1947 departing Southampton on the ship "Queen Elizabeth", age 69 years, travelling alone, occupation "business". Last address in the UK given as 42 Barnville Rd, Brixton, S.W.
  • Anecdote*: Note that there is a death of a Frank Sewell Ford recorded in Pinellas, Florida in Dec 1960 - Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line].

Family:

Kathleen Martha Morris b. 13 Apr 1876, d. 28 Jun 1940

Children:

Frank Sewell Ford Jr.+ b. 25 Dec 1900, d. 22 Aug 1995
Kathleen Marjorie Ford+ b. 14 Jun 1902, d. 10 Feb 1985
Dorothy Blanche Ford+ b. 2 Sep 1903, d. 12 Oct 1963

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 9; Folio: 22; Page: 1; GSU roll: 1341002."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Matthew, Brixton, Register of banns of marriage, P85/MTW1, Item 040."
  3. [S281] Marriage certificate of Frank Sewell Ford and Kathleen Martha Morris, married 25 Dec 1899 in the Registration District of Lambeth, Surrey, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1d Page 629).
  4. [S174] 1920 Census for USA "Year: 1920;Census Place: Detroit Ward 6, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_806; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 191; Image: 228."
  5. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1053; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 515; Image: 196.0."
  6. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.

Sybil (?)

b. circa 1916

Parents:

Adoptive father: Ernest Cecil Middleton b. 8 Feb 1893, d. 1971
Adoptive mother: Daisy M Baker b. c 1890
Last Edited: 10 Aug 2016

Rose Violet Martin

b. circa 1906, d. 1927

Parents:

Father: Arthur Martin b. c 1858
Mother: Esther (?) b. c 1868
Last Edited: 4 Jan 2016

Family:

Edwin Harold Middleton b. 5 Dec 1903

Child:

Harold Middleton b. 1927, d. 1927

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1907, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 55."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 576."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1927, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 360."

Dorothy Ruth Martin

b. 1902, d. 1961

Parents:

Father: Arthur Martin b. c 1858
Mother: Esther (?) b. c 1868
Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family 1:

Child:

Beckett Martin b. c 1923; Ruth's illegitimate son

Family 2:

Edwin Harold Middleton b. 5 Dec 1903

Children:

James E Middleton b. 1928
William Ernest Middleton+ b. 15 Oct 1930, d. 6 Feb 2002
Henry F Middleton b. 1932
Annie Rose Middleton b. 1934

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1902, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 72."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1927, Newhaven RD, Vol 2b Page 470."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1961, Brighton, Vol 5H Page 88."

May Beatrice Langridge

b. 1889

Parents:

Father: Jacob Langridge b. 4 Oct 1863
Mother: Sarah Jane Gurr b. 30 Aug 1869, d. 13 Oct 1942
Last Edited: 27 Mar 2018

Emma Langridge

b. 15 November 1890, d. November 1967

Parents:

Father: Jacob Langridge b. 4 Oct 1863
Mother: Sarah Jane Gurr b. 30 Aug 1869, d. 13 Oct 1942
Last Edited: 22 May 2021

Family 1:

James William Short b. 1877, d. c 1915

Children:

Dorothy Lilian Emma Short b. 13 Jun 1909, d. 2 Mar 1997
Louisa V Short b. 14 Feb 1911, d. 19 Jan 2001
Queenie Maud Short b. 12 Dec 1914, d. 27 Jun 1981

Family 2:

Samuel Honour b. 1 Mar 1895, d. 1971

Children:

Edith Honour b. 12 Mar 1918, d. 12 Mar 1918
Raby May Honour b. 2 Jan 1920, d. 29 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 340."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1917, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 452."

Jake Langridge

b. 1894

Parents:

Father: Jacob Langridge b. 4 Oct 1863
Mother: Sarah Jane Gurr b. 30 Aug 1869, d. 13 Oct 1942
Last Edited: 12 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Uckfield Reg District Vol 2b Page 135."

Charles John George Caperon

b. 31 July 1873, d. 1941

Parents:

Father: George Caperon b. 1843
Mother: Phoebe Pelham b. 7 Feb 1841, d. 1927
Last Edited: 23 Feb 2019

Family:

Lily Maria Marchant b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961

Children:

Charles Leonard Caperon b. 10 Jan 1915, d. Aug 1993
George William Caperon+ b. 4 May 1917, d. Sep 2001
Lily Evelyn Caperon+ b. 25 Jul 1920, d. 1 Feb 2013
Cecilia Beatrice Caperon b. 15 May 1922, d. 28 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2511D/026/1."
  2. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1914, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 460."

Charles Leonard Caperon

b. 10 January 1915, d. August 1993

Parents:

Father: Charles John George Caperon b. 31 Jul 1873, d. 1941
Mother: Lily Maria Marchant b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961
Last Edited: 15 Oct 2011

Family:

Elsie Patching b. 7 May 1925, d. Jul 2000

Cecilia Beatrice Caperon

b. 15 May 1922, d. 28 December 2007

Parents:

Father: Charles John George Caperon b. 31 Jul 1873, d. 1941
Mother: Lily Maria Marchant b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961
Last Edited: 15 Oct 2011

Lily Evelyn Caperon

b. 25 July 1920, d. 1 February 2013

Parents:

Father: Charles John George Caperon b. 31 Jul 1873, d. 1941
Mother: Lily Maria Marchant b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961
Last Edited: 24 Nov 2015

Family:

Horace Stanley A Burford b. 10 Jul 1908, d. 22 Aug 1972

George William Caperon

b. 4 May 1917, d. September 2001

Parents:

Father: Charles John George Caperon b. 31 Jul 1873, d. 1941
Mother: Lily Maria Marchant b. 9 Oct 1885, d. 20 Feb 1961
Last Edited: 21 Feb 2012

Family:

Margaret Wynne Perring b. 22 Sep 1918, d. Feb 1986

Annie Spink

b. 5 May 1885
Last Edited: 19 Jul 2016

Family:

Walter Percy Marchant b. 30 Nov 1884, d. 1948

Children:

Violet Marchant+ b. 16 May 1912, d. 1969
Cecil L G Marchant b. 1914, d. 1915
Reginald Percy Marchant b. 31 Jan 1917, d. 1996
Alexander Marchant b. 17 Jan 1920, d. 2003

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/005/35."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1910, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 481."

Elizabeth Redman

b. 7 May 1820, d. 30 June 1868

Parents:

Father: John Redman b. 23 Jul 1799, d. 14 Jun 1851
Mother: Sarah Fuller b. c 1801
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2017

Family:

George William Marchant b. 12 Nov 1820, d. 8 May 1902

Children:

Sarah Marchant+ b. c 1841
George William Marchant b. 4 Jan 1844
William George Buckran Marchant+ b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 2 May 1901
Henry Richard Marchant b. 2 Apr 1851
Elizabeth Marchant b. c 1853
George David Marchant+ b. 1856
Mary Ann Marchant+ b. 11 Jul 1859, d. 26 Jun 1936

Citations

  1. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1122; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Brighthelmstone; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 35; Page: 17; Line: 15; GSU roll: 464166."
  2. [S153] Marriage certificate of George Marchant and Elizabeth Redman, married 28 Apr 1839 in the Registration District of Brighthelston, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 346).
  3. [S29] Birth certificate of William Marchant, born 8 Jul 1847, registered 17 Aug 1847 in the Registration District of Brighthelmstone, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 265).
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 214 page 19."
  5. [S611] Death certificate of John Redman, died 14 Jun 1851, registered 17 Jun 1851 in the Registration District of Brighton (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 236).
  6. [S154] Death certificate of Elizabeth Marchant, died 30 Jun 1868, registered 4 July 1868 in the Registration District of Brighton (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 110).

Sarah Marchant

b. circa 1841

Parents:

Father: George William Marchant b. 12 Nov 1820, d. 8 May 1902
Mother: Elizabeth Redman b. 7 May 1820, d. 30 Jun 1868
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2018

Family:

George Phillips b. c 1839

Children:

Citations

  1. [S255] Marriage certificate of George Phillips and Sarah Marchant, married 1 Aug 1863 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 285).
  2. [S154] Death certificate of Elizabeth Marchant, died 30 Jun 1868, registered 4 July 1868 in the Registration District of Brighton (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 110).
  3. [S155] Death certificate of George Marchant, died 8 May 1902, registered 10 May 1902 in the Registration District of Brighton (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 138).