Ruth West

b. 2 August 1886
FatherHenry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
MotherRuth Morris b. 9 Feb 1862, d. 1945
     Ruth West was born on 2 August 1886 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Albert West and Ruth Morris.
Appears never to have married. Ruth is single in the 1939 Register.1

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2563A/003/11."

Albert West

b. circa 1889
FatherHenry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
MotherRuth Morris b. 9 Feb 1862, d. 1945
     Albert West was born circa 1889 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Henry Albert West and Ruth Morris.

Gertrude Maud West

b. 1890
FatherHenry Albert West b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 11 Oct 1924
MotherRuth Morris b. 9 Feb 1862, d. 1945
     Gertrude Maud West was born in 1890 at Maresfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Henry Albert West and Ruth Morris.

Deamas Haffenden

b. 1859, d. 1937
     Deamas Haffenden was born in 1859 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.1,2
Deamas Haffenden married Rose Ellen Morris, daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell, in 1883 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.3
On 5 April 1891 Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris lived at Plashet Cottage, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.
Deamas Haffenden was an agricultural labourer on 5 April 1891.
On 31 March 1901 Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris lived at Iford, Sussex, England.4
Deamas Haffenden was a stockman on a farm on 31 March 1901.4
Deamas Haffenden was a cowman on a farm on 2 April 1911.1
On 2 April 1911 Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris lived at Common Lane Cottages near Berwick Station, Alciston, Sussex, England.1
Deamas Haffenden died in 1937 at Lewes, Sussex, England.5

Family

Rose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
Marriage
Deamas Haffenden married Rose Ellen Morris, daughter of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell, in 1883 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4856 RG78PN209 RD71 SD3 ED6 SN43."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1859, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 59."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1883, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 239."
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 919 folio 41 page 12."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1937, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 213, age 78 years."

William Haffenden

b. 1884
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     William Haffenden was born in 1884 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.
On 2 April 1911 William Haffenden and Arthur James Haffenden lived at 10 The Course, Southover, Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1884, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 131."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5061 RG78PN224 RD77 SD2 ED9 SN82."

Arthur James Haffenden

b. 1885
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     Arthur James Haffenden was born in 1885 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.
On 2 April 1911 Arthur James Haffenden and William Haffenden lived at 10 The Course, Southover, Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1885, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 13."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5061 RG78PN224 RD77 SD2 ED9 SN82."

Rose Ellen Haffenden

b. 1888
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     Rose Ellen Haffenden was born in 1888 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1888, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 138."

Florence Mary Haffenden

b. 1890
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     Florence Mary Haffenden was born in 1890 at Little Horsted, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1890, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 125."

Daisy Ruth Haffenden

b. 1892
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     Daisy Ruth Haffenden was born in 1892 at Ringmer, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1892, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 177."

Albert Ernest Haffenden

b. 1896
FatherDeamas Haffenden b. 1859, d. 1937
MotherRose Ellen Morris b. 1865, d. 1930
     Albert Ernest Haffenden was born in 1896 at Ringmer, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Deamas Haffenden and Rose Ellen Morris.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1896, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 171."

Henry Morris

b. 31 May 1870, d. 1870
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     Henry Morris was born on 31 May 1870 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
Henry Morris was baptized on 26 June 1870 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England.1
Henry Morris died in 1870 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
Henry Morris was buried on 8 October 1870 at St Thomas, Framfield, Sussex, England, 4 months old.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1870, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 65."
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Morris

b. 7 February 1864, d. 1864
FatherWilliam Morris b. 25 Mar 1825, d. 29 Jul 1900
MotherEleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
     William Morris was baptized on 7 February 1864 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Morris and Eleanor Funnell.
William Morris died in 1864 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
William Morris was buried on 14 March 1864 at Framfield, Sussex, England, 9 weeks old.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1864, Uckfield, Vol 2b Pag 72."
  3. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alice Violet Grace Burford

b. 1898, d. 1902
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Alice Violet Grace Burford was born in 1898 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Alice Violet Grace Burford died in 1902 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Apr-Jun 1902, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 154, age 3 years.

Winifred Rose Burford

b. 1902, d. 1963
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Winifred Rose Burford was born in 1902 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Winifred Rose Burford married Roland Jeremiah Satchell in 1937 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
As of 1937, her married name was Satchell.
Winifred Rose Burford died in 1963 at Rugby, Northamptonshire, England. "age 60 years."1

Family

Roland Jeremiah Satchell b. 1874, d. 8 Jan 1954
Marriage*
Winifred Rose Burford married Roland Jeremiah Satchell in 1937 at Hailsham, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1963, Rugby, Vol 9c Page 885. Age 60 years."

George Philip Burford

b. 1900, d. 9 August 1918
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     George Philip Burford was born in 1900 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
George Philip Burford died on 9 August 1918 at Killed in Action, WW1, France. Private, London Regiment, 7th Bn, No 355562.

Cecil Lawrence Burford

b. 1910, d. 1978
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Cecil Lawrence Burford was born in 1910 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Cecil Lawrence Burford was also known as Cyril.
Cecil Lawrence Burford married Ethel Gibson in 1931 at Poplar, London, England.
Beryl Burford writes: Cyril rarely talked about his early life. We did not know about the Workhouse until the 1911 census. We did know he lived an orphanage type school. He went from there to the Savoy Hotel London to train as pastry chef. He was talented and continued this type of work until retirement.
I have a photograph of Cyril with two children in Australia. We do not know who they are but believe them to be cousins. Cyril was a chef on a cruise liner in 1930's which I believe docked at Fremantle.

Cecil Lawrence Burford died in 1978 at Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

Family

Ethel Gibson
Marriage*
Cecil Lawrence Burford married Ethel Gibson in 1931 at Poplar, London, England
Child

Frank Christopher Burford

b. 1896, d. 1 March 1916
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Frank Christopher Burford was born in 1896 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Frank Christopher Burford died on 1 March 1916 at Killed in Action, WW1, France. Private, Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Battalion, number: L/10210, Killed in action, Western European Theatre of war.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1896, Brighton RD, Vol 2b 245."

Leonard William John Burford

b. 7 January 1905, d. 1984
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Leonard William John Burford was born on 7 January 1905 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Leonard William John Burford married Emma Queenie Mitchell in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646.
Leonard William John Burford died in 1984 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Emma Queenie Mitchell b. 1905, d. 1967
Marriage*
Leonard William John Burford married Emma Queenie Mitchell in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646. 
Children

Aaron Jones Burford

b. 1848, d. after 28 June 1881
FatherSamuel James Burford b. c 1806, d. 4 Dec 1882
MotherAnn Jones b. c 1813, d. 1899
     Aaron Jones Burford was born in 1848 at Chard, Somerset, England.1 He was the son of Samuel James Burford and Ann Jones.
Aaron Jones Burford married Elizabeth Gillett in 1868 at Chard, Somerset, England.2
On 3 April 1881 Aaron Jones Burford and Elizabeth Gillett lived at 45 Albion St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Aaron Jones Burford was an iron moulder on 3 April 1881.
Aaron Jones Burford died after 28 June 1881 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Aaron Burford died on or after 28 June 1881 at Brighton. This information was on the probate granted to his wife Elizabeth in 1904. It is not known why she left it so long before applying for probate. Maybe she thought she didn't need to do it and then something came up, or maybe she couldn't prove he was dead. Given the wording that he died "on or after 28 June 1881" it may be that he left her and was never seen again? Perhaps he went to the Boer War and never returned? Anything is possible. Maybe something will come up with more research.
His estate was probated on 16 May 1904 at London, England, Effects £45 19s 10d. Confirms date of death as on or after 28 June 1881 in Brighton.4

Family

Elizabeth Gillett b. c 1848
Marriage*
Aaron Jones Burford married Elizabeth Gillett in 1868 at Chard, Somerset, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1928; Folio: 9; Page: 9; GSU roll: 221085."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1868, Chard, Vol 5c Page 725."
  3. [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. (N.B. Probate 16 May 1904)."
  4. [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."

Elizabeth Gillett

b. circa 1848
     Elizabeth Gillett was born circa 1848 at Chard, Somerset, England.
Elizabeth Gillett married Aaron Jones Burford, son of Samuel James Burford and Ann Jones, in 1868 at Chard, Somerset, England.1
As of 1868, her married name was Burford.
On 3 April 1881 Elizabeth Gillett and Aaron Jones Burford lived at 45 Albion St, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Aaron Jones Burford b. 1848, d. a 28 Jun 1881
Marriage*
Elizabeth Gillett married Aaron Jones Burford, son of Samuel James Burford and Ann Jones, in 1868 at Chard, Somerset, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1868, Chard, Vol 5c Page 725."

Emma Queenie Mitchell

b. 1905, d. 1967
     Emma Queenie Mitchell was born in 1905 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Emma Queenie Mitchell married Leonard William John Burford, son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646.
As of 1926, her married name was Burford.
Emma Queenie Mitchell died in 1967 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 62 years.

Family

Leonard William John Burford b. 7 Jan 1905, d. 1984
Marriage*
Emma Queenie Mitchell married Leonard William John Burford, son of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant, in 1926 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Oct-Dec 1926, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 646. 
Children

Thomas Moore

b. circa 1790
     Thomas Moore was born circa 1790 at Piddington, Oxfordshire, England.
Thomas Moore married Martha (?) circa 1810 at England.
Thomas Moore was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.
On 7 April 1861 Thomas Moore and Charles Moore lived at Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, England.1

Family

Martha (?)
Marriage*
Thomas Moore married Martha (?) circa 1810 at England
Child

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09/864/101/3 Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England."

Charles Moore

b. circa 1840
MotherElizabeth Moore b. 17 Mar 1816, d. Mar 1890
     Charles Moore was born circa 1840 at Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the son of Elizabeth Moore.
On 7 April 1861 Charles Moore and Thomas Moore lived at Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, England.1
Charles Moore married Rebecca Kitchner in 1867 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Jul-Sep 1867, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 89 (to be checked.)2
On 2 April 1871 Charles Moore and Rebecca Kitchner lived at 4 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charles Moore was a sawyer on 2 April 1871.
Emmigrated to Ohio, USA where they had one son.

Family

Rebecca Kitchner b. c 1836
Marriage*
Charles Moore married Rebecca Kitchner in 1867 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Jul-Sep 1867, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 89 (to be checked.)2 

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09/864/101/3 Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England."
  2. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1867, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 89."

Joseph Edward Meek

b. 1844, d. 5 December 1876
FatherJohn William Meek b. 1813, d. 1875
MotherElizabeth Mathis b. 1817
     Joseph Edward Meek was born in 1844 at Hastings, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis.
Joseph Edward Meek married Sarah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, on 1 January 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
Joseph Edward Meek was a plasterer journeyman on 1 June 1868.3
On 2 April 1871 Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with two children.4
Joseph Edward Meek was a plasterer on 2 April 1871.
Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries were found on a passenger list on 20 June 1871 at New York, United States, with their child Moses.5
Joseph Edward Meek died on 5 December 1876 at Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. "burned to death in the Brooklyn Theatre fire Dec 5th 1876."6,7

Family

Sarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
Marriage*
Joseph Edward Meek married Sarah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, on 1 January 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1844, Hastings RD, Vol 7 Page 372."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1868, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 79."
  3. [S79] Birth certificate of George Edward Meek, born 1 Jun 1868, registered 29 Jun 1868 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 65).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  5. [S194] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line].
  6. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  7. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "pp 14-16."

George Edward Meek

b. 1 June 1868, d. 2 March 1921
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
George Edward Meek - photo from his book published 1910
     George Edward Meek was born on 1 June 1868 at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
On 2 April 1871 George Edward Meek lived at 3 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with his family.2
On 3 April 1881 George Edward Meek lived at 57 Susans Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, living with his mother and step father, two brothers and a step sister.3
Sometime late 1885 George Meek travelled to the USA to stay with relatives in Warsaw, Ohio. He returned in June 1886.4
On 5 April 1891 George Edward Meek lived at 21 Duke St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a boarder.5
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman (blind partly) on 5 April 1891.5
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
On 31 March 1901 George Edward Meek lived at 9 East St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, a lodger.7
George Edward Meek was a bath chairman & lecturer (partial blindness from infancy) on 31 March 1901.7
In 1910 he published his book "George Meek, Bath Chairman by Himself". A fascinating insight into his life and his family. Includes much family history information as he lived his early years with his grandparents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Humphreys.8
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 17 July 1910 arriving in Quebec, Canada.9
George and his family emigrated to Canada in the hope of starting a new life but this did not work out.10
George Edward Meek was found on a passenger list on 1 September 1911 arriving Liverpool, England from Quebec, Canada on "Empress of Ireland."
George Edward Meek died on 2 March 1921 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 52. He died of carcinana linguae and exhaustion.11,12
George Edward Meek was buried after 2 March 1921 at Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.12
OBITUARY: see image attached.
In 1996 the book "George Meek Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells" by Bill Coxall and Clive Griggs was published, providing further insights into the life and times of George Meek and is excellent reading. The family tree chart on page xvii contains a number of inaccuracies though.13

Family

Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton b. 1862, d. 29 Oct 1921
Marriage*
George Edward Meek married Sarah Mildred Kathleen Stapleton, daughter of John Stapleton and Amelia Haycock, on 23 November 1895 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S79] Birth certificate of George Edward Meek, born 1 Jun 1868, registered 29 Jun 1868 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 65).
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1040 folio 95 page 9."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1039 folio 66 page 17."
  4. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 3."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 774 folio 71 page 15."
  6. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1895, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 185."
  7. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 883 folio 37 page 14."
  8. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  9. [S193] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Canadian Passenger Lists 1865 - 1935 [database on-line].
  10. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "Chapter 10."
  11. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "1921, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 118, age 52 years."
  12. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X "page 458."
  13. [S192] Bill Coxall & Clive Griggs, "George Meek, Labouring Man: Protege of H.G. Wells", New Millenium, 1st Edition (1996) 1 85845 073 X.

Moses Henry Meek

b. 1870, d. 14 September 1871
FatherJoseph Edward Meek b. 1844, d. 5 Dec 1876
MotherSarah Humphries b. 25 Aug 1846, d. 7 Oct 1883
     Moses Henry Meek was born in 1870 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Edward Meek and Sarah Humphries.
Moses Henry Meek died on 14 September 1871 at New York, United States.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1870, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 57."

Richard Meek

b. 1846, d. 31 December 1915
FatherJohn William Meek b. 1813, d. 1875
MotherElizabeth Mathis b. 1817
     Richard Meek was born in 1846 at Hastings, Sussex, England. He was the son of John William Meek and Elizabeth Mathis.
Richard Meek also went by the name of Dick.
Richard Meek married Rose Hannah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, in 1869 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Her name was spelt Rosahannah HUMPHYRES.1
Their daughter Elizabeth Meek died Jul 1870 in Eastbourne, just 2 months old (buried Eastbourne St Mary on 6 Aug 1870).2
On 2 April 1871 Richard Meek and Rose Hannah Humphries lived at King St, Arundel, Sussex, England, with their 7 year old son Henry Meek.3
In 1901 Richard Meek lived at Richmond, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Richard Meek was found on a passenger list on 26 November 1909 at St John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Richard Meek died on 31 December 1915 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Family

Rose Hannah Humphries b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 1871
Marriage*
Richard Meek married Rose Hannah Humphries, daughter of Benjamin Humphries and Elizabeth Bull, in 1869 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Her name was spelt Rosahannah HUMPHYRES.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1869, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 109."
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1110 folio 62 page 9."

Benjamin Henry Humphrey

b. 6 December 1863, d. 19 May 1914
MotherRose Hannah Humphries b. 12 Feb 1842, d. 1871
     Benjamin Henry Humphrey was born on 6 December 1863 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England; illegitimate, surname spelt HUMPHYRES.1,2 He was the son of Rose Hannah Humphries.
Benjamin Henry Humphrey was also known as Harry.
Although registered under the name Benjamin Henry Humphries (spelt Humphyres), he was known as Henry or Harry and appears to have used the full name Henry Benjamin Humphrey.
On 2 April 1871 Benjamin Henry Humphrey lived at King St, Arundel, Sussex, England, with his parents.3
After the death of his mother in May 1871, Henry was brought up with his cousin, George Edward Meek, until he was 12 years old. For most of this time they lived with with their grandparents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Humphries.4
Benjamin Henry Humphrey married Charlotte Elizabeth Shoesmith in 1885 at Hastings, Sussex, England.5
In 1901 Benjamin Henry Humphrey and Charlotte Elizabeth Shoesmith lived at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex, England.6
Benjamin Henry Humphrey and Charlotte Elizabeth Shoesmith were found on a passenger list on 1 August 1907 as Henry Humphrey arriving Quebec, Canada on the ship "Empress of Ireland" having departed Liverpool.7
Benjamin Henry Humphrey died on 19 May 1914 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 50.8
Benjamin Henry Humphrey was buried after 19 May 1914 at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.9

Family

Charlotte Elizabeth Shoesmith b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 3 Mar 1943
Marriage*
Benjamin Henry Humphrey married Charlotte Elizabeth Shoesmith in 1885 at Hastings, Sussex, England.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1864, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 56."
  2. [S526] Settlement Examination & Removal Order for Rose Hannah Humphries and her illegitimate son Benjamin Henry (8 months) from Eastbourne to Finmere, 9 Aug 1864. (ESRO:DE/B 26/71).
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1110 folio 62 page 9."
  4. [S76] George Meek, "George Meek, Bath Chair-Man, By Himself", Constable & Co. Ltd., First Edition (1910).
  5. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1885, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 29."
  6. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 867; Folio: 41; Page: 13."
  7. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010."
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