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Bessie Helen Bowtle (1894-1949)

Name: Bessie Helen Bowtle1,2,3
Sex: Female
Father: Basil Bowtle (1857-1921)
Mother: Helen Caroline Oakley (1866-1949?)

Individual Events and Attributes

Executive Summary
Bessie was crippled when a young girl, she was being wheeled in a pram by some of her brothers/sisters, the pram ran away, tipped over and injured Bessie. Bessie was a first class needlewoman and made many wedding dresses for brides from Sible Hedingham
Occupation seamstress4
Birth 2 Nov 1894 Wethersfield, Essex, England1,6,7,8,9
Baptism 12 Dec 1894 (age 0) St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England10,11
daughter of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 5) Wethersfield, Essex, England7
a granddaughter living with her grandfather Richard Fairlam Oakley, an aunt, an uncle and a servant, born in Wethersfield Essex
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 15) Wethersfield, Essex, England8
unmarried daughter working as mothers help and living in eight rooms with her parents and six siblings, born in Wethersfield Essex
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 44) 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England12
unmarried and born on 2nd November 1894, incapacitated and living with her mother and two siblings
Death 25 Dec 1949 (age 55) 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England13,14,15
Burial 29 Dec 1949 St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England16,17
aged 55 of 14 Alexandra Road Sible Hedingham
Probate 18 Feb 1950 Probate Court, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England14,15
a spinster of 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, effects of £128 12s 9d (~£2,900 in 2005) administered by her sister Gertrude Edith Bowtle spinster

Sources

1"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1894 quarter:4 volume:4a page:670.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Oakley
2"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:52.
3"Census 1911" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk).
4"Harold Eric Wilkinson personal contribution". from my mother, Flora Bowtle.
5Occupation=Bessie was crippled when a young girl, she was being wheeled in a pram by some of her brothers/sisters, the pram ran away, tipped over and injured Bessie.
6Helen Caroline Oakley, "Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield".
Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.
7"Census 1901" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:52 page:15.
8"Census 1911" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10392 class:RG78 piece:550 registration district:201 sub district:1 enum district:4 schedule:90.
9"Geoff Bowtle personal communication". letter.
10"Wethersfield, St, Mary Magdalene, Church Records".
11"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:52.
12"1939 UK Register" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1575B page:13 line:4 letter code:DDKK.
13"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Halstead 1949 quarter:4 volume:4a page:594.
Text From Source: aged 55
14"Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1950 page:723.
15UK Government Probate Service, "Find a Will" (on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1950 page:723.
16"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene burials 1924-1997 ref:D/P 119/1/14 image:12.
17The Federation of Family History Societies, "National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3" (2010 own copy).