Dorcas Taylor

b. 1841
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 10 Aug 1812, d. 1890
MotherMary Ann Pettet b. c 1815
     Dorcas Taylor was born in 1841 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Ann Pettet.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1841, Lewes, Vol 7 Page 377."

Edith Ethel Taylor

b. 5 May 1902, d. 1948
FatherGeorge Taylor b. 5 Mar 1877, d. 25 Mar 1968
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
Edith Ethel Taylor
     Edith Ethel Taylor was born on 5 May 1902 at Portslade, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey.
Edith Ethel Taylor married Horace Sidney Parsons in 1923 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Edith (Aunt Edi) married Jack Parsons and had two children Jack and Mary(?). It is thought that they lived at Patcham. She died in 1947 aged 45 years because of a thyroid problem which was apparently genetic (Harriet Taylor, Winifred Taylor and Minnie Topping (nee Langridge)). George and Annie saw each other again briefly when her body was layed out in the house. Before Minnie died in 1991 she wrote that she still occasionally met with Edith's daughter.4
On 29 September 1939 Edith Ethel Taylor and Horace Sidney Parsons lived at Loundes Convent Preston Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Edith Ethel Taylor died in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Thyroid problem, "age 45 years."5

Family

Horace Sidney Parsons b. 3 Apr 1902, d. 1965
Marriage*
Edith Ethel Taylor married Horace Sidney Parsons in 1923 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Steyning Reg District Vol 2b Page 283."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2437F/003/44 Letter Code: EGBV."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1923, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 739."
  4. [S12] Information supplied by Florence Minnie Topping (52 West Way, Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), September 1988.
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1948, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 49, "age 45 years.""

Edward Taylor

b. 1860
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 10 Aug 1812, d. 1890
MotherMary Ann Pettet b. c 1815
     Edward Taylor was born in 1860 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Ann Pettet.
On 3 April 1881 Edward Taylor lived at Heighton Street, West Firle, Sussex, England.1
Edward Taylor was an agricultural labourer on 3 April 1881.1
On 5 April 1891 Edward Taylor lived at 81 Heighton Street, West Firle, Sussex, England.2
Edward Taylor was a bricklayers labourer on 5 April 1891.2

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1072 folio 67 page 13."
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 799 folio 62 page 17."

Edward Taylor

     Edward Taylor married Mary Windle on 14 September 1718 at Newick, Sussex, England.1

Family

Mary Windle
Marriage*
Edward Taylor married Mary Windle on 14 September 1718 at Newick, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Edwin Taylor

b. 1881
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
      In 1881 Edwin Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Edwin Taylor was born in 1881 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
In 1891 Edwin Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Edwin Taylor married Elizabeth Viveash on 4 April 1903 at Hatcham, Kent, England.
Edwin Taylor was a railway engine stoker on 2 April 1911.
On 2 April 1911 Edwin Taylor and Elizabeth Viveash lived at 25 Amersham Gr, New Cross, Greenwich, London, England.
Edwin lived at New Cross, in London. His first wife died of TB. He married again. He had two children. When Edwin died his brother George went to his funeral in Bexly Heath (a suburb of London). Apparently he was much quieter in nature than George.2

Family

Elizabeth Viveash b. 1876
Marriage*
Edwin Taylor married Elizabeth Viveash on 4 April 1903 at Hatcham, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1881, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 269."
  2. [S12] Information supplied by Florence Minnie Topping (52 West Way, Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), September 1988.

Eleanor Taylor

b. 1852, d. 1893
FatherIsaac Taylor b. 20 Oct 1816, d. 1889
MotherFrances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
     Eleanor Taylor was born in 1852 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Taylor and Frances Trill.
Eleanor Taylor married William Penfold in September 1877 at Horsham, Sussex, England.
Eleanor Taylor died in 1893 at Dorking, Surrey, England.

Family

William Penfold b. c 1852
Marriage*
Eleanor Taylor married William Penfold in September 1877 at Horsham, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1852, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 158."

Elizabeth Taylor

b. 27 February 1729/30
FatherAbraham Taylor d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Elizabeth Taylor was baptized on 27 February 1729/30 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Taylor

b. 2 May 1773
FatherWilliam Taylor b. 12 Nov 1732
MotherAnn Elphick
     Elizabeth Taylor was baptized on 2 May 1773 at St Mary the Virgin, Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Taylor and Ann Elphick.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Taylor

b. 16 April 1781
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 26 Nov 1752
MotherElizabeth Lloyd
     Elizabeth Taylor was baptized on 16 April 1781 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Elizabeth Lloyd.

Citations

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

Emily Taylor

b. 6 August 1837
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 10 Aug 1812, d. 1890
MotherMary Ann Pettet b. c 1815
     Emily Taylor was baptized on 6 August 1837 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Ann Pettet.

Citations

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

Emily Taylor

b. 1845, d. 1872
FatherGeorge Taylor b. c 1808, d. 1891
MotherMary Gladman b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 24 May 1883
     Emily Taylor was born in 1845 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Taylor and Mary Gladman.
On 7 April 1861 Emily Taylor lived at Danehill Brook, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England, age 16 years, a visitor staying with her brother Charles and family.3
Emily Taylor married George Budgen in 1862 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.4
Emily Taylor died in 1872 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.5

Family

George Budgen b. 13 Oct 1839
Marriage*
Emily Taylor married George Budgen in 1862 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.4 

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 22 page 5."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1845, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 337."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 581; Folio: 63; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542665."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1862, East Grinstead, Vol 2b Page 171."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1872, East Grinstead, Vol 2b Page 70; 28 years."

Emma Taylor

b. 1855
FatherIsaac Taylor b. 20 Oct 1816, d. 1889
MotherFrances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
     Emma Taylor was born in 1855 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Taylor and Frances Trill.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1855, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 149."

Ernest Victor Taylor

b. 1 May 1908, d. 1974
FatherGeorge Taylor b. 5 Mar 1877, d. 25 Mar 1968
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
     Ernest Victor Taylor was born on 1 May 1908 at Brighton, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index.1 He was the son of George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey.
Ernest was a friendly, jocular type always playing tricks on the children. He was a conductor on the Southdown buses for many years. He married Amy in 1935 (when F.A. Taylor was 13 or 14 years old) and they had one child, Rodney in 1939. However, Ernest would have nothing to do with his father because "he had done nothing for us".2
Ernest Victor Taylor married Amy Eileen Hoather, daughter of Frederick Hoather and Lillian Welfare, in 1935 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Ernest was a conductor on the Southdown buses.
Ernest Victor Taylor was an omnibus conductor on 29 September 1939.4
On 29 September 1939 Ernest Victor Taylor and Amy Eileen Hoather lived at New Cottages, Chanctonbury, Sussex, England.4
Ernest was a desert rat and served in El Alamein in WW2 and didn't meet his son Rodney until he was 6 years old. He was then a butcher and a bus conductor and they lived in Henfield, Sussex.
Ernest Victor Taylor died in 1974 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5

Family

Amy Eileen Hoather b. 27 Mar 1912, d. May 1984
Marriage*
Ernest Victor Taylor married Amy Eileen Hoather, daughter of Frederick Hoather and Lillian Welfare, in 1935 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 229."
  2. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1935, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 650."
  4. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2611I/002/10 Letter Code: ENBI."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1974, Brighton, Vol 18, Page 0511."

Esther Taylor

b. 25 June 1820
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Esther Taylor was born in 1820 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Esther Taylor was baptized on 25 June 1820 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.

Citations

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

Ethel Louisa Taylor

b. 1885, d. 22 October 1950
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
     Ethel Louisa Taylor was born in 1885 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
In 1891 Ethel Louisa Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1901 Ethel Louisa Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Note that an Edwin Harris was a boarder with Ethel's parents, Moses and Harriet Taylor for the 1911 census.2
Ethel Louisa Taylor married David Harris before 1918. Extensive searching has been unable to find this marriage to David Harris and he was only identified from Ethel's probate record.
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the death of Harriet Terry on 2 March 1918 at 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; She died of acute bronchitis.3
Ethel's husband was a sergeant major. After Harriet died in 1918 they moved in with Moses at 56 Gladstone Place. George Taylor taught her husband to drive, and he later set up a removal business which is still running. Their sons or grandsons must be running it now (information from Minnie Topping).4
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the death of Moses Taylor on 18 April 1928 at 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; died of myocardial degeneration, chronic bronchitis and hypostatic pneumonia.5
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the probate of the estate of Winifred Eva Taylor on 7 August 1948 at Lewes, Sussex, England; Effects: £1199 15s 7d. Probate to Ethel Louisa Harris (wife of David Harris).6
Ethel Louisa Taylor died on 22 October 1950 at Brighton, Sussex, England.7
A gravestone inscription for Ethel Louisa Taylor was recorded as"Ethel Louisa Harris, died 22nd October 1950 aged 65 years. Raymond, grandson of the above, died 15th June 19??"4
Her estate was probated on 21 March 1951 at Lewes, Sussex, England, of 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton. Effects 1,739 pounds 5s 3d. Probate to David Harris and George Edwin Harris, removal contractors.8
Possible deaths for the grandson Raymond are:
1941 at Worthing: Jul-Sep 1941, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 760, age 1 year
1945 at Brighton: Apr-Jun 1945, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 259, age 2 years.

Family

David Harris b. c 1880
Marriage*
Ethel Louisa Taylor married David Harris before 1918. Extensive searching has been unable to find this marriage to David Harris and he was only identified from Ethel's probate record. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1885, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 232."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5170 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED18 SN150."
  3. [S18] Death certificate of Harriet Taylor, died 2 Mar 1918, registered 2 Mar 1918 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 342).
  4. [S12] Information supplied by Florence Minnie Topping (52 West Way, Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), September 1988.
  5. [S21] Death certificate of Moses Taylor, died 18 Apr 1928, registered 18 Apr 1928 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 351).
  6. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1950, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 48, age 65 years."
  8. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright."

Florence Amy Taylor

b. 29 October 1909, d. 21 June 1997
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
Florence Amy Taylor. Photo courtesy of Rita MacLean.
     Florence Amy Taylor was born on 29 October 1909 at 11 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Annie Mary Wadey.
Florence Amy Taylor was also known as Midge.
After the separation with George Taylor, Annie had daughter Florence Amy (Midge). The father was not disclosed on the birth certificate and Midge once asked her mother who her father was but she wouldn't say.
Midge was taken to London by her sister Winifred at the age of 14 and placed into service. Winifred was already in service and got Midge a job. Winifred was known to have worked for Lord and Lady Harmsworth, and the fact that Midge's son David recalls her working for Lord and Lady Harmsworth suggests that this is where she worked.
On 29 September 1939 Florence Amy Taylor lived at 20 Streatham Common South, Wandsworth, London, England.2
Florence Amy Taylor was a house parlour maid on 29 September 1939.2
Prior to 1939, Midge worked at Winton Lodge on Streatham Common for Lord and Lady Parsons and that is where she met Thomas Keats.
Florence Amy Taylor married Thomas Edwin Keats on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.3
Midge was in service when she met Thomas Keats, probably around 1936. She was a lady's maid for Lady Parsons at Winton Lodge in Streatham, and he was the gardener. They had a long courtship and married in 1941 when Thomas went off to WW2. He was taken prisoner and she did not see him again until 1945.
Florence Amy Taylor died on 21 June 1997 at Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, at age 87. Note: date of birth given as 29 Oct 1909 which matches with the birth certificate.4

Family

Thomas Edwin Keats b. 26 Apr 1914, d. 1 Sep 1996
Marriage*
Florence Amy Taylor married Thomas Edwin Keats on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S36] Birth certificate of Florence Amy Taylor, born 29 Oct 1909, registered 30 Nov 1909 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 205).
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/0586H/019/7."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1941, Lambeth, Vol 1d Page 463."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "June 1997, Croydon, District no: 2251D Reg no: D79B Ent no: 134 DOR: 697. Age 87 years."

Florence Harriet Taylor

b. 1874, d. 1951
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
     Florence Harriet Taylor was born in 1874 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
Florence Harriet Taylor was an upholsterer's apprentice in 1891.2
In 1891 Florence Harriet Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Florence Harriet Taylor married William James Simmons in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1901 Florence Harriet Taylor lived at 12 Kemp St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1911 Florence Harriet Taylor and William James Simmons lived at 27 Station St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Florence Harriet Taylor died in 1951 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

William James Simmons b. c 1875
Marriage*
Florence Harriet Taylor married William James Simmons in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Brighton Reg District Vol 2b Page 194."
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 808 folio 93 page 40."
  3. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Brighton Reg District Vol 5h Page 113."

Frances Emily Taylor

b. circa 1870
FatherCharles Taylor b. 1834, d. 1900
MotherMary Jane Baker b. 1 Apr 1838, d. bt 1881 - 1891
     Frances Emily Taylor was born circa 1870 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Charles Taylor and Mary Jane Baker.

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1060; Folio: 62; Page: 12; GSU roll: 827489."

Freda Amy Taylor

b. 6 September 1922, d. 13 October 2009
FatherArthur George Taylor b. 6 Feb 1899, d. 13 Oct 1965
MotherAda Winifred Middleton b. 9 Dec 1898, d. 14 Sep 1958
Freda Amy Taylor, age 15 years.
     Freda Amy Taylor was born on 6 September 1922 at 72 Islingword Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Arthur George Taylor and Ada Winifred Middleton.
Freda Amy Taylor was baptized on 5 November 1922 at St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Circa 1931 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 19 Fletching Rd, Whitehawk, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Freda started work at 14 years of age in domestic service at a house for Thai students in Lewes Crescent. She trained there as a parlour maid and had to live in. She left there 12 months later for a similar job at Roedean which was day work only. Freda was later waitressing at a sea front hotel and then left to go to the Allen and West factory. She started on the drills and then trained as an engraving machinist. It was at Allen and West that Freda later met Ron Barber.
Freda Amy Taylor was a domestic servant (private) on 29 September 1939.2
On 29 September 1939 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 142 Birdham Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her mother and siblings.2
In 1942 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 142 Birdham Rd, Moulsecomb, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents.
Freda Amy Taylor married Ronald Leslie Barber, son of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths, on 9 May 1942 at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb, Sussex, England.3
In 1943 Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber lived at 21 Hartington Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, moving there when Freda was expecting Tony and living there until Margaret was 3 to 4 years old.
In April 1948 Freda's parents Ada and Arthur Taylor emmigrated to Perth, Western Australia.
Circa 1949 Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber lived at 18 The Ridgeway (now Ridge View), Coldean, Brighton, Sussex, England, This was their last residence before leaving for Australia.
Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber emigrated on 11 May 1950 to Perth, Western Australia, Australia, departed Southampton on the ship Asturias, with son Tony age 6 yrs and daughter Margaret age 5 years, arriving Fremantle on Monday, 5 Jun 1950. They left England with about £60 (including £5 from Grandma Ada Barber) and their weekly wage in England had been four pounds/week. They first stayed with Freda's parents, Arthur and Ada Taylor, at 84 Egham Rd Victoria Park. Freda went with her mother to purchase the block of land at 87 Enfield St (the block immediately behind 84 Egham Rd). Arthur and Ada had paid 50 pounds for their block just 2 years ago and it was quite a shock to Freda that hers was to cost 150 pounds. Nevertheless, the real estate agent showed her the plans for the suburb and convinced Freda that the price was not going to get any cheaper.
On the 13 Jun 1950 Freda signed a contract to purchase the block of land at 87 Enfield St for 140 pounds from the Estates Development Company Pty Ltd. The subdivision was called St Andrew's Estate.
One month after arrival Freda started work as a cook in a restaurant in the city (Perth) and did this for 12 to 18 months during 1950 to 1952. Work hours were 11.00am to 7:00pm for 5 days/week in Jul 1950. The money she earned went towards the building of their house.
House plans dated 20 Sep 1950 were drawn by John Treen, brother in law to Ron and Freda. The plans were approved on 29 Sep 1950.
On 9 Feb 1951 the certificate of title to 87 Enfield St (portion of Swan Location 35 and being Lot 207 on Plan 1030 - Vol 1118 Folio 203) is issued to Ron and Freda.
Mortgages were raised on the property on 16 Mar 1951, 17 Apr 1951, 6 July 1951 to raise funds to pay for the house as it was being built.
Ron worked at building the house with the help of his brother in law John Treen (John's first job as a registered builder). They first built a small wash house and Ron & Freda lived in this while the house was being built, cooking on a primus stove and bathing Tony and Margaret in the wash troughs. The house took 2 to 3 years to build although they started living in the wash house early 1951. Everyone in England had previously rented their house so this was a major achievement for them.
During the 1950's and 60's, Freda was a home maker for the family. With the children at school she helped in the school tuck shop and the parents and citizens association (we always looked forward to the days when Mum was at the tuck shop as she always made sure we got something special for lunch). Freda was a very good knitter and made pullovers and cardigans for everyone in the family. She would often be knitting while watching television in the evenings with the family. She was very disciplined with the housework, having particular days set aside for certain tasks such as washing, shopping, vacuuming & cleaning, etc. She kept a very clean and tidy house. Freda Amy Taylor was confirmed on 6 April 1960 at St Peter's Church, Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia.
At various times between 1958 and 1965, Freda’s father, Arthur Taylor, lived with them as Freda's mother Ada had died in 1958 (Arthur also lived with Freda’s other sister Betty for a while during this time). Ron and Arthur would often be sitting out in the shade house having a drink after work or on the weekend. Arthur was living with Ron & Freda when he died in 1965.
The grandchildren were a source of great satisfaction to Ron & Freda. She was a wonderful Nanna who accepted everyone as they were. She doted on them, often making them breakfast (usually their favourite - pancakes) in bed! The grandchildren thought the world of her and would often tell her things that they would not tell their parents.
Later when the children had grown up she was keen to go travelling and, with husband Ron, made trips to Bali, Penang, New Zealand and the UK. However, as Ron got older he became more inclined to stay at home, not wanting to do much, which often caused frustration to Freda.
On 12 Oct 1973 Freda was issued with an Australian passport. Stamps inside the passport indicate a trip to Singapore and Malaysia in January 1974 (probably a packaged holiday to Penang), a trip to the UK in June 1976 (just before Ron's father died), and a trip to Indonesia (Bali) and Singapore in January 1978.
Ron died in the early evening in bed at home of a heart attack. The family quickly gathered at 87 Enfield St to comfort Freda. The police had to be called initially as was routine for a death at home, but they were very polite and understanding.
After Ron's death in 1990, Freda became active as a volunteer at the Harold Hawthorn Senior Citizens Centre (helping with the cooking) and at an Anglican charity shop. For many years she attended an exercise group at the Perth Town Hall called Prime Movers, and attended many free lunch time concerts there (the Tuesday Show). And, of course, her grandchildren were always dropping in, or staying overnight for their favourite breakfast of pancakes, lemon juice & sugar! She also enjoyed spending time on her garden.
Freda Amy Taylor died on 13 October 2009 at 3 Bellis Place, Belmont, Western Australia, Australia, at age 87.4
Freda died at the home of her daughter, Margaret Tobin. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April and moved in with Margaret after a period in hospital where she had an operation to create a bypass for her stomach to be able to digest food (the tumour was interfering with this) and give her some quality of life for the time she had remaining. She only started to deteriorate significantly in the last few weeks and was very calm and dignified all this time. She died at 10:30am with her children around her. The rest of the family arrived when they heard the news, and the women cleaned and washed her prior to the undertaker arriving. She was much loved by the whole family, especially by all her grandchildren. Her funeral was held at Karrakatta cemetery at 10:00am on Monday 19/10/2009 with everyone departing to the Vera Lynn song “White Cliffs of Dover”.
Her body was cremated on 16 October 2009 at Section MC, Site 17 Position 16, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia.

Family

Ronald Leslie Barber b. 9 Jun 1920, d. 14 Jun 1990
Marriage*
Freda Amy Taylor married Ronald Leslie Barber, son of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths, on 9 May 1942 at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S485] Birth certificate of Freda Amy Taylor, born 6 Sep 1922, registered 2 Oct 1922 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 263).
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2438D/009/13 Letter Code: EGBY."
  3. [S499] Marriage certificate of Ronald Leslie Barber and Freda Amy Taylor, married 9 May 1942 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 604).
  4. [S484] Death certificate of Freda Amy Barber, died 13 Oct 2009, registered 20 Oct 2009 in the Registration District of Perth, Western Australia (Reg No: 010705T/2009).

Frederick Taylor

b. 5 June 1841
FatherIsaac Taylor b. 20 Oct 1816, d. 1889
MotherFrances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
     Frederick Taylor was born on 5 June 1841 at West Firle, Sussex, England. He was the son of Isaac Taylor and Frances Trill.
Frederick Taylor was baptized on 18 July 1841 at West Firle, 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,.