Loraine Georgina Allen

b. 10 January 1920, d. February 1980
     Loraine Georgina Allen was born on 10 January 1920 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Loraine Georgina Allen married Stephen William Dobell-Brown, son of Stephen Ebenezer Brown and Ruby Constance Dobell, circa 1945 at Australia.
Loraine Georgina Allen died in February 1980 at Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, at age 60.

Family

Stephen William Dobell-Brown b. 17 Dec 1912, d. 6 Dec 1986
Marriage*
Loraine Georgina Allen married Stephen William Dobell-Brown, son of Stephen Ebenezer Brown and Ruby Constance Dobell, circa 1945 at Australia

Maria Allen

b. 18 November 1832, d. 1877
     Maria Allen was born in 1832 at Dorking, Surrey, England.
Maria Allen was baptized on 18 November 1832 at Dorking, Surrey, England.1
Maria Allen married Frederick Apsey on 8 June 1857 at Hale, Surrey, England.
Maria Allen married Owen Wood, son of Jonathan Wood and Mary Wadey, circa 1864 at England.
Maria Allen died in 1877 at W. London Hospital, Fulham, London, England. Died from 'violent fall accidental.'

Family 1

Frederick Apsey b. 8 Apr 1832
Marriage*
Maria Allen married Frederick Apsey on 8 June 1857 at Hale, Surrey, England
Children

Family 2

Owen Wood b. 5 Mar 1830, d. 25 Feb 1906
Marriage*
Maria Allen married Owen Wood, son of Jonathan Wood and Mary Wadey, circa 1864 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975."

Richard Allen

b. 1 January 1794
FatherJoseph Allen b. c 1755, d. 1815
MotherBarbara Miles b. 30 Apr 1761, d. 1836
     Richard Allen was born on 1 January 1794 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Allen and Barbara Miles.
Richard Allen was baptized on 29 January 1794 at Union St Congregational Chapel, Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Samson Allen

b. 10 September 1786
FatherJoseph Allen b. c 1755, d. 1815
MotherBarbara Miles b. 30 Apr 1761, d. 1836
     Samson Allen was born on 10 September 1786 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Allen and Barbara Miles.
Samson Allen was baptized on 18 September 1786 at Union St Congregational Chapel, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Samson Allen married Charlotte Pettet on 3 October 1810 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Samuel Guideon [Gideon] Allen; both of this parish.2

Family

Charlotte Pettet
Marriage*
Samson Allen married Charlotte Pettet on 3 October 1810 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Samuel Guideon [Gideon] Allen; both of this parish.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Susan Allen

     Susan Allen married Henry Gladman, son of Thomas Gladman and Frances Bailey, in 1854 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1

Family

Henry Gladman b. 14 Aug 1832
Marriage*
Susan Allen married Henry Gladman, son of Thomas Gladman and Frances Bailey, in 1854 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1854, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 235."

Alfred William Allfrey

b. October 1893, d. 1958
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Alfred William Allfrey was born in October 1893 at Burgess Hill, Sussex, England. He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Alfred William Allfrey was a carter's mate on 2 April 1911.1
Alfred William Allfrey died in 1958 at Chichester, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4868 RG78PN210 RD72 SD1 ED11 SN112."

Caroline Allfrey

b. circa 1823, d. 1899
     Caroline Allfrey was born circa 1823 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Caroline Allfrey married Thomas Knight, son of Frederick Knight and Sarah Wickens, in 1869 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Caroline Allfrey died in 1899 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England.

Family

Thomas Knight b. 15 Oct 1826, d. 30 Nov 1915
Marriage*
Caroline Allfrey married Thomas Knight, son of Frederick Knight and Sarah Wickens, in 1869 at Brighton, Sussex, England

Charles Edgar Allfrey

b. circa 1898
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Charles Edgar Allfrey was born circa 1898 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Charles Edgar Allfrey emigrated in 1914 to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Charles Edgar Allfrey emigrated in 1919 to New York, United States.
Charles Edgar Allfrey married Ethel Marguerite Durham in 1923 at Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Family

Ethel Marguerite Durham
Marriage*
Charles Edgar Allfrey married Ethel Marguerite Durham in 1923 at Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Children

Charlotte E Allfrey

b. 25 October 1929, d. 17 February 1983
FatherCharles Edgar Allfrey b. c 1898
MotherEthel Marguerite Durham
     Charlotte E Allfrey was born on 25 October 1929 at Massachusetts, United States. She was the daughter of Charles Edgar Allfrey and Ethel Marguerite Durham.
Charlotte E Allfrey died on 17 February 1983 at Boston, Massachusetts, United States, at age 53.

Donald Leslie Allfrey

b. 4 April 1912, d. 23 October 1984
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Donald Leslie Allfrey was born on 4 April 1912 at England. He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Donald Leslie Allfrey emigrated in 1919 to United States.
Donald Leslie Allfrey died on 23 October 1984 at Williston, Levy, Florida, United States, at age 72.

Emily Margaret Allfrey

b. 1907, d. 17 November 1999
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Emily Margaret Allfrey was born in 1907 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Emily Margaret Allfrey married Raymond Irving Garland on 30 June 1925 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
Emily Margaret Allfrey died on 17 November 1999 at Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

Family

Raymond Irving Garland b. 17 Mar 1900, d. 1966
Marriage*
Emily Margaret Allfrey married Raymond Irving Garland on 30 June 1925 at Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Frederick E Allfrey

b. circa 1905
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Frederick E Allfrey was born circa 1905 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.

Harry George Allfrey

b. circa 1897
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Harry George Allfrey was born circa 1897 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Harry George Allfrey emigrated in 1919 to United States.

Irene D Allfrey

b. 21 January 1925, d. 26 December 1981
FatherCharles Edgar Allfrey b. c 1898
MotherEthel Marguerite Durham
     Irene D Allfrey was born on 21 January 1925 at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was the daughter of Charles Edgar Allfrey and Ethel Marguerite Durham.
Irene D Allfrey died on 26 December 1981 at Allston, Massachusetts, United States, at age 56.

Lottie Louisa Allfrey

b. circa 1895
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Lottie Louisa Allfrey was born circa 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Lottie Louisa Allfrey married Alfred William Harris on 5 May 1918 at United States.
Lottie Louisa Allfrey emigrated in 1919 to United States.

Family

Alfred William Harris b. 23 Jul 1891
Marriage*
Lottie Louisa Allfrey married Alfred William Harris on 5 May 1918 at United States
Child

Phillip J Allfrey

b. circa 1902, d. 28 March 1973
FatherPhillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
     Phillip J Allfrey was born circa 1902 at Bangor, Wales.1 He was the son of Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths.
Phillip J Allfrey died on 28 March 1973 at Reading, Massachusetts, United States.

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4868 RG78PN210 RD72 SD1 ED11 SN112."

Phillip James Allfrey

b. circa 1872, d. 1926
     Phillip James Allfrey was born circa 1872 at Burgess Hill, Sussex, England.
Phillip James Allfrey married Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths, daughter of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, in April 1893 at Brighton, Sussex, England, (to be checked.)1
On 31 March 1901 Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths lived at Manai Road (Prurhos), Pentir, Carnarvonshire, England.
On 2 April 1911 Phillip James Allfrey and Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths lived at New Sapperton, Heathfield, Sussex, England.2
Phillip James Allfrey was a builder on 2 April 1911.2
Phillip James Allfrey emigrated in 1919 to United States.
Phillip James Allfrey died in 1926.

Family

Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths b. 1873
Marriage
Phillip James Allfrey married Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths, daughter of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, in April 1893 at Brighton, Sussex, England, (to be checked.)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1893, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 578."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4868 RG78PN210 RD72 SD1 ED11 SN112."

Phillis Allfrey

b. 21 October 1933, d. 24 August 1995
FatherCharles Edgar Allfrey b. c 1898
MotherEthel Marguerite Durham
     Phillis Allfrey was born on 21 October 1933 at Connecticut, United States. She was the daughter of Charles Edgar Allfrey and Ethel Marguerite Durham.
Phillis Allfrey married John McIntyre circa 1960 at United States.
Phillis Allfrey died on 24 August 1995 at Boston, Massachusetts, United States, at age 61.

Family

John McIntyre b. 1933, d. 1974
Marriage*
Phillis Allfrey married John McIntyre circa 1960 at United States

Caroline Allitt

b. circa 1828, d. circa December 1906
     Caroline Allitt was born circa 1828 at Marylebone, Middlesex, England.
Caroline Allitt married Edward Realf, son of Richard Realf and Martha Highlands, on 4 October 1848 at Wembley, Middlesex, England.
On 7 April 1861 Caroline Allitt and Edward Realf lived at Northwood District Gates Hill, Ruislip, Middlesex, England.
On 2 April 1871 Caroline Allitt and Edward Realf lived at Cambridge Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 3 April 1881 Caroline Allitt and Edward Realf lived at Horsted Green, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
On 5 April 1891 Caroline Allitt and Edward Realf lived at Horsted Green, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Caroline Allitt died circa December 1906 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
The Mystery of Edward Realf
by Sheila Smith

On 16th December, 1854, Ralph Edwards of Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, aged 23 joined the 9th Battalion of the Royal Artillery as a gunner/driver. He became a bombardier on the 10th January 1856, and was in Constantinople in hospital (possibly Scutari) in February 1856 when he had an apoplectic attack following a fever. By May he was in Portsmouth where he had a second attack and was invalided out of the R. A. on November 11th 1856. He had served for a total of one year and three hundred and thirty two days, of which eight months were in Constantinople, unfit for service. 11 Military records of Ralph Edwards, R. A. no: 4663 at TNA, Kew, Ralph’s war was a very short one. It seems likely that he was in action from December 1854 until about February 1856. He would not have been present at the battles of the Alma, Balaklava, or Inkerman (September, October and November 1854 respectively.) and was ill in Constantinople when the Armistice was signed on February 29th, 1856. Ralph would have been one of the second wave of troops sent out to the Crimea and, as a gunner, would probably have been involved in the second to the sixth bombardments of Sebastopol which met with varying degrees of success.22 See “Into Battle” British orders of Battle for the Crimean War 1854 to 1856 The taking of Sebastopol, in September 1855, marked the effective end of the war although the Treaty of Paris was not signed until the end of March.

The facts from his Army medical records33 Military records of Ralph Edwards, R. A. no: 4663 at TNA, Kew, show that Ralph was returned to England in May 1856 after his first apoplectic attack (stroke) and had a second attack in Portsmouth, resulting in his having a “paralytic affection of the muscles of the face and tongue” and being “rendered totally deaf”. He was granted a pension of 6d per day from his discharge on the 11th November 1856 until 2nd June 1858 and this was renewed at six monthly intervals until it was made permanent on 26th April 1864.

Edward Realf was born in January 1827 and baptised at St Thomas à Becket Church. In the 1841 census Edward was living with his family at Farm Cottage, Isfield, Sussex. No more is known about Edward until 1848 when, on October 4th, he married Caroline Allitt, a servant, the daughter of William Allitt, a farmer of Sudbury on Thames, at St. John’s Church, Wembley Middlesex. The young couple were both twenty one and Edward was shown as the son of Richard Realf, a police constable of Uckfield, Sussex. Edward’s trade was shown as “labourer, late Royal Artillery”. 44 Marriage Certificate of Edward Realf and Caroline Allitt

Edward and Caroline lived in the London area until sometime between 1868, when their son Edward Henry was born in Hendon, Middlesex and 1873 when their last recorded child, Joseph Thomas, was born in Uckfield. During the following years, three children were born between 1848 and 1853 and all of them were dead by October 1853. In fact, all the deaths are recorded in the same quarter in the indexes of the General Record Offices. It seems likely that they died of the third cholera epidemic which began in September of that year and resulted in 15000 deaths. The area in which the Realfs were living at this time was badly hit by the epidemic. In 1854, a daughter, Caroline was born in the final quarter of the year and it is about this time that Ralph Edwards enlisted in the Royal Artillery.

The puzzle about Edward seems to begin with those words “labourer, late Royal Artillery” on his marriage certificate. To date I have been unable to find any sign of him in the records of the Royal Artillery at Kew and given his age, 21, he could not have served for very long in the army. Why had he left and did he, when he rejoined, use the name of Ralph Edwards of Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, aged 23? - He was actually 27. I have not as yet been able to solve the problem of why Edward re-enlisted under an alias, though circumstantial evidence, including his portrait, points to this. If so, he must certainly have kept up the deception throughout his life since army records for Ralph exist well into the 1870s.

In September 1857, Edward and Caroline Realf had a son, Frederick Edward who was born at Batchworth, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Edward was an agricultural labourer at this point. Ralph had given his place of birth as Rickmansworth when he enlisted and was drawing his pension from Watford in November 1857. Frederick Edward was registered in Watford. I have still to verify whether Ralph’s pension was transferred to Uckfield between 1868 and 1873 but this seems likely.

Documentary evidence for Edward’s return to Sussex and continued living there come from two letters by his brother Richard to his sister Sarah (Whapham) in the USA written when Richard paid a visit home to England in the summer of 1873. He mentions visiting Edward and says that “old Ned” is well.55 Photocopies of original letters by Richard Realf to Sarah Whapham Simon Wright’s article on “A Village School: Little Horsted in 1860s & 70s” in “Hindsight” Vol. 466 Journal of the Uckfield & district preservation Society shows Henry Realf (Edward Henry already mentioned, 10th child of Edward and Caroline) appearing in the school log for 1876, 1878 and 1879. By 1881, Edward is listed as a jobbing shoemaker of Horsted Green, Little Horsted in the census.

In 1882, Thomas Suplee, a friend and biographer of Richard Realf, the American Civil War soldier and poet, came to England to visit Martha and Edward and his sister Ellen Madgwick. He wrote an article on this trip and his description of Edward adds to my conviction that Edward and Ralph are the same person. “I found Edward Realf, ……. Living in a little cottage, covered with rose vines, …………… In the hey-day of his youth and strength he enlisted in the army and was sent out for service in the Crimea. When he reached Constantinople , he was stricken down with disease then paralysed, and finally returned to England a perfect wreck!……………………Edward Realf is hopelessly deaf and all conversation with him is carried out by signs. ……….”77 “A Visit to the Early Home of Richard Realf” A letter written by Sarah Whapham on October 31st 1882 corroborates the story of Edward’s fever and paralysis, adding the information that he was in Scutari Hospital and received a pension of 6d per day for six months which was made permanent after Florence Nightingale wrote to the Prince Consort and Edward “agitated through the papers.”88 transcript of letter from Sarah Whapham to Thomas Suplee

So was Ralph Edwards really Edward Realf? If so, why did he leave the Royal Artillery before his wedding in 1848? Did he re-enlist to earn money to keep his wife and baby daughter? If so, why did he use an alias which he never, as far as I know, used anywhere but in the army? Did he desert before October 4th 1848 and if he did, why admit to having been in the Royal Artillery on his marriage certificate? I feel almost certain that Ralph is Edward but I am still trying to find answers to these questions.

Edward Realf died at Ridgewood, Uckfield in March 1895 and was buried in Little Horsted Churchyard on April 2nd of that year. Caroline lived on at 41 Horsted Green Cottages, Little Horsted, moving to live with her youngest son Joseph in West Hoathly after 1901. She died and was buried there in 1906.
The Mystery of Edward Realf (continued).
by Sheila Smith

Two years ago, my article about my 2 x great grandfather, Edward Realf, born in Framfield in 1827, I wrote that I was unable to account for his rejoining the Royal Artillery in 1854 under the name of Ralph Edwards. I speculated that he had deserted in order to marry in October 1848.

A recent visit to TNA to research my Norfolk Tooby ancestors (all excise men) gave me the opportunity to look again at Edward’s military record. This time I was lucky and found the evidence of his earlier service in WO69/11, record number 844. I quote this below. It seems that poor Edward, far from being a deserter, was a victim of a less than romantic problem which led to his discharge! Incidentally, even on his first entry to the army, Edward was a little economical with the truth. His age on enlistment is given as 17, whereas he was really 19 years old. Having checked with the Royal Artillery Museum, it seems likely that this was simply a mistake on his part or upon the part of the army clerk who wrote up the record.

WO69/11 record number 844. Edward Realf born in the parish of Framfield in the town of Uckfield in the county of Sussex. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 21st February 1846 at Lewes. Aged 17 years and 0 months with the rank of Gunner. Became a Driver dated 23rd February 1847 under age. 9th Battalion ? Brigade

Discharged 11th July 1848 at the age of 19 years one hundred and forty days. Total service to 11th July is one year and one hundred and forty days. We certify that the above is a correct statement of the service of Edward Realf to the 11th July 1848.

Discharged 11th July 1848 in consequence of varicose veins of the legs. Character very good.

And the varicose veins? Well Edward came from a long line of agricultural labourers and probably worked in the fields round Uckfield from an early age.

Family

Edward Realf b. c Jan 1827, d. Mar 1895
Marriage*
Caroline Allitt married Edward Realf, son of Richard Realf and Martha Highlands, on 4 October 1848 at Wembley, Middlesex, England
Children

Vida Allphin

b. 26 November 1911, d. 21 January 1988
Elden and Vida Neves c1939
     Vida Allphin was born on 26 November 1911 at Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.
Vida Allphin married Elden Johnson Neves, son of Richard Carl Neves and Samantha Johnson, on 9 March 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Vida Allphin died on 21 January 1988 at Spanish Fork, Utah, United States, at age 76.

Family

Elden Johnson Neves b. 5 Nov 1906, d. 15 Aug 1992
Marriage*
Vida Allphin married Elden Johnson Neves, son of Richard Carl Neves and Samantha Johnson, on 9 March 1939 at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Children