See also

Family of Alfred Gillingham and Amelia Benstead

Husband: Alfred Gillingham (1848?-1928)
Wife: Amelia Benstead (1843?-1888?)
Children: William George Gillingham (1872- )
Ernest Alfred Gillingham (1873- )
Alfred Gillingham (1876-1876)
Louisa Gillingham (1877-1878)
Herbert Gillingham (1878- )
Alice Mary Gillingham (1880-1880)
Amelia Maria Gillingham (1883?- )
James W Gillingham (1885?- )
Agnes M Gillingham (1887- )
Marriage 5 October 1871 St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Martlesham, Suffolk, England1
Alfred of Full Age, bachelor Gardener of Bucklesham Suffolk. Woodbridge 4a 1453
Amelia of full age, spinster of this parish Both signed.
groom's father William GILLINGHAM, Labourer.
bride's father George BENSTEAD, Labourer
Witnesses Charlotte Atkins and Henry Benstead

Husband: Alfred Gillingham

Name: Alfred Gillingham2
Sex: Male
Father: William Gillingham (1808-1876)
Mother: Mary Anne Dobson (1812-1885?)
Occupation an agricultural labourer then a gardener3,4
Birth February 1848 (approx.) Nacton, Suffolk, England2,5
Baptism 1 September 1850 (age 2) St. Martin's Church, Church Road, Nacton, Suffolk, England1,6
son of William Gillingham and Mary Anne
Census 30 March 1851 (age 3) Nacton, Suffolk, England2
son aged 11 unmarried, living with parents and four brothers, born in Nacton Suffolk
Census 7 April 1861 (age 13) Trimley Road, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England3
son aged 13 unmarried, agricultural labourer, living with parents and a brother, born in Nacton Suffolk
Banns 1 October 1870 (age 22) St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1
Alfred bachelor of this parish, Amelia of Martlesham.
Also 17/9 & 24/9.
Census 2 April 1871 (age 23) Trimley Road, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England7
son aged 23 unmarried, gardeners labourer, living with parents, born in Nacton Suffolk
Census 3 April 1881 (age 33) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England8
Haed, aged 33, Gardener Dom. Serv., born in Nacton.
Census 5 April 1891 (age 43) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England9
head of the household aged 43, widower, Gardiner Public, born in Nacton
Census 31 March 1901 (age 53) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England10
head of the household aged 53, Gardener not Domestic, worker, born in Nacton.
Census 2 April 1911 (age 63) 415 Bramford Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England11
married head of the household aged 63 Market Gardiner born in Nacton Suffolk.
Directory 1927 (age 78-79) 30 Surbiton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England12
Death 29 May 1928 (age 80) 33 Surbiton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England13,14
aged 80, husband of Emma Gillingham

Wife: Amelia Benstead

Name: Amelia Benstead15
Sex: Female
Father: George Benstead (1816?- )
Mother: Harriet Cook (1817?- )
Birth November 1843 (approx.) Martlesham, Suffolk, England16,17
Baptism 10 March 1844 (age 0) Martlesham, Suffolk, England15
daughter of George Bensted and Harriet Cook
Census 2 April 1871 (age 27) Beacon Hill Farm, Martlesham, Suffolk, England18
unmarried daughter aged 27 Housekeeper born Martlesham Suffolk living with father.
Census 3 April 1881 (age 37) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England8
wife aged 37, born Martlesham, living with husband. Surname on Birth Cert. for son Alfred.
Death February 1888 (approx.) (age 44) Ipswich, Suffolk, England19
aged 42

Child 1: William George Gillingham

Name: William George Gillingham
Sex: Male
Occupation scholar
Birth March 1872 Nacton, Suffolk, England20
Woodbridge 4a 682.
Baptism 31 March 1872 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Martlesham, Suffolk, England1
Census 3 April 1881 (age 9) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England8
aged 9, attending school born Martlesheam, living with parents.

Child 2: Ernest Alfred Gillingham

Name: Ernest Alfred Gillingham21,22
Sex: Male
Birth 24 July 1873 Bosmere "Registration District", Suffolk, England20,21,22
Baptism 28 September 1873 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Bramford, Suffolk, England22,23
son of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia of Bramford

Child 3: Alfred Gillingham

Name: Alfred Gillingham24
Sex: Male
Birth 14 July 1876 Bucklesham, Suffolk, England24
son of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia Gillingham formerly Benstead
Baptism 14 August 1876 (age 0) St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1
Private baptism.
Death September 1876 (age 0)25
Burial 4 September 1876 St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1,25,26
aged 6 weeks

Child 4: Louisa Gillingham

Name: Louisa Gillingham
Sex: Female
Birth October 1877 Long Melford, Suffolk, England20
Sudbury 4a 504
Baptism 11 October 1877 (age 0) St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1
Private baptism.
Death June 1878 (age 0) Long Melford, Suffolk, England20
Burial 2 July 1878 Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, England26,27
aged 9 months.

Child 5: Herbert Gillingham

Name: Herbert Gillingham
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Smith (1875- )
Occupation blacksmiths striker28,29
Birth 5 December 1878 Long Melford, Suffolk, England16,28,29
Census 3 April 1881 (age 2) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England8
aged 2 born Long Melford, living with parents.
Census before 1891 (age 12-13) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England9
aged 12, attending school born long Melford, living with father
Census 31 March 1901 (age 22) 65 Fitzroy Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England30
head of the household married aged22 Striker at Iron Works born Long Melford Suffolk
Census 2 April 1911 (age 32) 28 Tennyson Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England28
married head of the household working as a blacksmiths striker in a foundry and living in six rooms with his wife, three children and a niece, born in Long Melford Suffolk.
Directory 1927 (age 48-49) 28 Tennyson Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England12
Census 29 September 1939 (age 60) 28 Tennyson Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England29
a married blacksmiths striker (engineering) living with his wife and a daughter, born on 5th December 1878

Child 6: Alice Mary Gillingham

Name: Alice Mary Gillingham
Sex: Female
Birth June 1880 Long Melford, Suffolk, England20
Sudbury 4a 546.
Death August 1880 (age 0) Long Melford, Suffolk, England20
Burial 21 August 1880 Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, England26,27
aged 2 months.

Child 7: Amelia Maria Gillingham

Name: Amelia Maria Gillingham9
Sex: Female
Birth 1883 (approx.) Long Melford, Suffolk, England9
Census 31 March 1901 (age 17-18) 40 Christchurch Street, St. Margaret, Ipswich, Suffolk, England31
Servant unmarried, aged 19 General servant Domestic born Long Melford Suffolk living with Harry Freeman.
Census 2 April 1911 (age 27-28) 10 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England32
Servant unmarried, aged 22 Housemaid Domestic born Long Melford living with Adel Garratt.

Child 8: James W Gillingham

Name: James W Gillingham10
Sex: Male
Spouse: Edith (1888?- )
Birth February 1885 (approx.) Ipswich, Suffolk, England10,33
Census before 1891 (age 5-6) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England9
aged 6, attending school born in Ipswich, living with father
Census 31 March 1901 (age 16) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England10
aged 16, undefined, born in Ipswich, living with father and step mother.
Census 2 April 1911 (age 26) 9 Mason Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England34
married head of the household aged 26 Postman born in Ipswich Suffolk.

Child 9: Agnes M Gillingham

Name: Agnes M Gillingham10
Sex: Female
Birth 1887 Ipswich, Suffolk, England10
Census 5 April 1891 (age 3-4) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England9
aged 4, born in Ipswich, living with father
Census 31 March 1901 (age 13-14) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England10
aged 14, undefined, born in Ipswich, living with father and step mother.

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