See also

Family of Basil Bowtle and Helen Caroline Oakley

Husband: Basil Bowtle

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Basil Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Basil Bowtle1,4,5

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • Henry Bowtle (1813-1889)

  • Mother:

  • Sarah Ann Westwood (1815-1857)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • master baker, miller and corn merchant1,6,7,8,9

  • Birth:

  • 8 Sep 1857

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

  • Baptism:

  • 27 Jan 1861 (age 3)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England14

  •  

  • son of Henry Bowtle (baker) and Ann of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 3)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England11

  •  

  • son aged 3, living with his father and step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 13)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England12,15

  •  

  • son aged 13, assistant (baker and miller) living with his father. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 23)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England6

  •  

  • son aged 23 unmarried, miller living with his father and step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1890 (age 32-33)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England16

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 33)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7,15

  •  

  • head of the household aged 33 unmarried, miller and baker living with his step mother. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1895 (age 37-38)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England17

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1899 (age 41-42)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England18

  •  

  • as a corn and flour dealer

  • Miscellaneous:

  • Feb 190019

  •  

  •  

  • donated 6d (~£1.40 in 2005) to the Shilling Fund for the dependents of Essex Reservists. Note that a Mrs. Bowtle and a Mrs. G Bowtle and an Oakley donated as well

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 43)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • married head of the household managing his own business as a bread baker and corn merchant employer living with his wife and four children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1902 (age 44-45)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England20

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Bankruptcy:

  • 5 Jul 1905 (age 47)

  • Bankruptcy Court, Chelmsford, Essex, England21

  •  

  • having secured his property without getting an advance. He admitted he was foolish and had not kept a profit and loss account. As his property were sold later in the month he must have been declared bankrupt

     

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 7 Jul 1905

  • The Horn, Braintree, Essex, England22

  •  

  • several properties owned by Basil were to be auctioned at 4:30pm by order of the mortgagees

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 26 Jul 1905

  • The Horn, Braintree, Essex, England23

  •  

  • 's property were sold by Mr. Henry Joscelyne to Mr. G C Maberley for £460 (~£26,300 in 2005). He was allowed to carry on the business as indicated by later directories and the 1911 census

  • Directory:

  • 1906 (age 48-49)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England24

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1908 (age 50-51)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England25

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1910 (age 52-53)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England26

  •  

  • a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 53)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • married head of the household managing his own business as a master baker and living in eight rooms with his wife and seven children. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Directory:

  • 1912 (age 54-55)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England27

  •  

  • as a baker and corn dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1914 (age 56-57)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England28

  •  

  • as a baker, corn and flour dealer

  • Directory:

  • 1917 (age 59-60)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England29

  •  

  • as a baker

  • Death:

  • 31 Dec 1921 (age 65)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England13,30,31,32,33

  • Directory:

  • 1922 (age 64-65)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England34

  •  

  • Kelly's Directory as a baker

  • Burial:

  • 6 Jan 1922

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England32,35

  •  

  • aged 65 of Wethersfield

  • Probate:

  • 7 Feb 1922

  • Principal Registry, High Holborn, Holborn, London, England33

  •  

  • of Wethersfield Essex, effects of £517 5s 7d (~£12,000 in 2005) to Helen Caroline Bowtle widow

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 20 Feb 1922

  • Braintree, Essex, England36

  •  

  • a notice was issued for creditors to Basils' estate to submit their claim by 25th March 1922

  • Miscellaneous:

  • 21 Mar 1923

  • Masonic Hall, Braintree, Essex, England37

  •  

  • baker's shop and house put up for auction. Note that 'Passed' has been annotated to page 2, so may not have been sold on this occasion

Wife: Helen Caroline Oakley

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Helen Caroline Oakley

  • Name:

  • Helen Caroline Oakley1,38

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • Richard Fairlam Oakley (1838-1912)

  • Mother:

  • Elizabeth Fletcher (1842-1893)

  • Birth:

  • 9 Dec 1866

  • Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire8,9,13,39,40,41,42

  •  

  • 1911 census says Russia Poland

  • Baptism:

  • 7 May 1867 (age 0)

  • Evangelical Church of St. Luther, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia38

  •  

  • daughter of Richard Fairlam Oakley (mechanic) and Elizabeth née Fletcher

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1871 (age 4)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England15,39

  •  

  • daughter aged 4 as Ellen C Oakley, attending school and living with her parents, four siblings and a servant born Kieff Russia

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 14)

  • Northampton House, Bridge Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England41

  •  

  • boarder aged 14 unmarried, attending school and living with Thomas Mace schoolmaster and accountant with other teachers and pupils. Born in Kiev Russia

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 24)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England43

  •  

  • unmarried daughter living with her parents Richard and Elizabeth, sisters Constance, Flora and May, and brothers Frank, Thomas and Richard. Born in Kief Russia

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 33)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • married wife living with her husband and four children. Born in Kieff Russia British subject

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 44)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • married wife assisting in her husband's business and living with her husband in eight rooms and seven children. Born in Russia Poland Nat. British subject. She had been married for eighteen years having eight children all of whom were still living

  • Beneficiary:

  • 7 Feb 1922 (age 55)

  • Beneficiary in probate of the will of Basil Bowtle

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 72)

  • 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England42

  •  

  • a widow as Ellen C Bowtle doing unpaid domestic duties and living with her daughter Bessie and sons Frank and Leonard. Born on 9th December 1866

  • Death:

  • Apr 1949 (app) (age 82)

  • Halstead "Registration District", Essex, England44

  • Burial:

  • 6 Apr 1949

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England45,46

  •  

  • aged 82 of 14 Alexandra Road Sible Hedingham

Child 1: Richard Basil Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Richard Basil Bowtle8,47,48

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Ella Elvina Brooks (1898-1988)

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • had one adopted daughter

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • engineer at Ransome & Rapier in Ipswich49,50,51

  • Birth:

  • 27 Jul 1893

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,13,47,50,51

  • Baptism:

  • 24 Aug 1893 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England48,52

  •  

  • son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 7)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • a son living with his parents and three siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 18)

  • 11 Grimsey Road, Leiston, Suffolk, England50

  •  

  • an unmarried lodger working as an engineers apprentice for an agricultural engineer and living in six rooms with Henry Carter and family and cousin Richard Oakley. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 46)

  • 66 St. Johns Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England51

  •  

  • a married engineer and excavator erector (I wonder if he worked on drag lines?) living with his wife and a closed record (presumably their adopted daughter). Born on 27th July 1893

  • Address:

  • btw 1939 and 1962 (age 45-69)

  • 66 St. Johns Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England49,51,53,54

  •  

  • in the last house on the left when going down St. John's Road

  • Death:

  • 11 May 1962 (age 68)

  • St. Helen's Hospital, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England55,56,57

  • Probate:

  • 27 Jun 1962

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England53,54

  •  

  • of 66 St. John's Road, Ipswich, effects of £307 15s 1d (~£4,700 in 2005) administered by Ella Elvina Bowtle, widow

Child 2: Bessie Helen Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Bessie Helen Bowtle58,59,60

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • Bessie was crippled when as 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:

  •  

  • seamstress61

  • Birth:

  • 2 Nov 1894

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,13,15,42,58,62

  • Baptism:

  • 12 Dec 1894 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England52,59

  •  

  • daughter of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 5)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England62

  •  

  • a granddaughter living with her widowed grandfather Richard F Oakley, aunt Jane Oakley, uncle Richard Oakley and a servant. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 15)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • 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, England42

  •  

  • unmarried and incapactitated living with her mother Ellen and brothers Frank and Leonard. Born on 2nd November 1894

  • Death:

  • 25 Dec 1949 (age 55)

  • Halstead "Registration District", Essex, England60,63

  • Burial:

  • 29 Dec 1949

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England64,65

  •  

  • aged 55 of 14 Alexandra Road Sible Hedingham

  • Probate:

  • 18 Feb 1950

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England63

  •  

  • a spinster of 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, effects of £128 12s 9d (~£4,000 in 2017) administered by her sister Gertrude Edith Bowtle spinster

Child 3: William Henry Bowtle

  • Name:

  • William Henry Bowtle66,67,68

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • was going to run the family business of bakers and millers with his brother Sidney. As they both died there was no one to carry on after the death of their father in 1921

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • working in his father's bakery business before serving in the army in WWI68,69

  • Birth:

  • 7 Dec 1895

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,9,13,66

  • Baptism:

  • 6 Jan 1896 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England70

  •  

  • son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 5)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • a son living with his parents and three siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 14)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • unmarried son working in the family business and living in eight rooms with his parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Military Service:

  • btw 1914 and 1918 (age 18-23)

  • -71

  •  

  • was a private 26282 in the Norfolk Regiment then a private 40567 in the 4th Battailion Bedfordshire Regiment

  • Death:

  • 25 Mar 1918 (age 22)

  • Pas-de-Calais, France71,72,73

  •  

  • killed in action during 4th Battle of Arras, his body was never found

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • Necropole Nationale, Notre Dame De Lorette, Pas-de-Calais, France74

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England75,76

  •  

  • a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • The United Reform Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England75

  •  

  • as a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment

  • War Memorial:

  •  

  • Arras Memorial Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France71

  •  

  • bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

  • Medals:

  • 1919 (app)77

  •  

  •  

  • the Victory and British medals

Child 4: Gertrude Edith Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Gertrude Edith Bowtle9,78,79

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Nickname:

  • Paddy

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • lived and worked as a store buyer in Bognor Regis until she contracted meningitis which left her completely deaf and at one time was also going blind. She moved to live with her sister Flora and the Ipswich Hospital saved her sight

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • buyer of gowns and costumes49,80

  • Birth:

  • 26 Jul 1897

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,9,13,78,80,81

  • Baptism:

  • 24 Aug 1897 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England82

  •  

  • daughter of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 3)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • a daughter living with her parents and three siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 13)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • unmarried daughter attending school and living in eight rooms with her parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Witness:

  • 5 Apr 1926 (age 28)

  • Gertrude Edith Bowtle witnessed the marriage of Herman Robert Wilkinson and Flora Bowtle on Monday on 5 April 1926 in St. Peter's Church, Prayors Hill, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England

  • Witness:

  • 2 Jan 1927 (age 29)

  • Gertrude Edith Bowtle witnessed the marriage of Herbert John Boon and Doris Bowtle on Sunday on 2 January 1927 in St. Andrew's Church, Thornhill Square, Barnsbury, Islington, London, England

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 42)

  • 25 High Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England80

  •  

  • an unmarried buyer of gowns and costumes being born on 26th July 1897 and living alone

  • Administrator:

  • 18 Feb 1950 (age 52)

  •  

     

    Gertrude Edith Bowtle was appointed as administrator at the probate hearing of Bessie Helen Bowtle on Saturday on 18 February 1950 at the Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

  • Death:

  • 25 Dec 1969 (age 72)

  • 16 Melville Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England13,49,81,83

  • Probate:

  • 19 Feb 1970

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England83,84

  •  

  • of 16 Melville Road Ipswich, effects of £1,130 (~£11,600 in 2005)

Child 5: Sidney Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Sidney Bowtle68,85,86

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • was going to run the family business of bakers and millers with his brother William. As they both died there was no one to carry on after the death of their father in 1921

  • Birth:

  • 26 Oct 1899

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England8,9,13,85

  • Baptism:

  • 30 Nov 1899 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England87

  •  

  • son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 1)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8

  •  

  • a son as Sydney Bowtle living with his parents and three siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 11)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • unmarried son attending school and living in eight rooms with his parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Death:

  • Oct 1918 (age 19)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England65,88

  •  

  • killed by the influenza epidemic of that year killing more people than died in WW1, particularly young adults

  • Burial:

  • 1 Nov 1918

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England65,89

  •  

  • aged 19

Child 6: Doris Bowtle

  • Name:

  • Doris Bowtle68,90,91

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse (1):

  • Herbert John Boon (1887-1944)

  • Spouse (2):

  • Frederick Reynolds (1902-1983)

  • Birth:

  • 15 Sep 1901

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,13,90,92

  •  

  • 14th in death index

  • Baptism:

  • 1 Oct 1901 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England93

  •  

  • daughter of Basil Rummey? (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 9)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • a daughter attending school and living in eight rooms with her parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census absence:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 38)

  •  

  • Administrator:

  • 18 Aug 1944 (age 42)

  •  

     

    Doris Bowtle was appointed as administrator at the probate hearing of Herbert John Boon on Friday on 18 August 1944 at the Probate Registry, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales

  • Death:

  • 27 Dec 1977 (age 76)

  • Brentwood "Registration District", Essex, England92,94,95

  •  

  • in a nursing home

  • Probate:

  • 2 Feb 1978

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England94,95

  •  

  • of 79 Kenilworth Avenue Shenfield, effects of £8,374 (~£46,500 in 2005)

Child 7: Flora Bowtle

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Daughter: Flora Bowtle, 1975, age 71

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Spouse: Herman Robert Wilkinson

  • Name:

  • Flora Bowtle96,97

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse:

  • Herman Robert Wilkinson (1897-1964)

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • was a grand lady who kept a wonderful garden and when we were children loved playing card games, such as rummy and patience. In November 1951 she sailed the Atlantic to visit her daughter Jean who had emigrated, travelling back in May 1952 on the Queen Elizabeth. In the 1960s she looked after her sister Gertrude (who we knew as Paddy) who had become deaf after contracting Meningitis

  • Birth:

  • 15 Nov 1903

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,13,96,98,99,100

  • Baptism:

  • 26 Dec 1903 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England97

  •  

  • daughter of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 7)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • a daughter attending school and living in eight rooms with her parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield, Essex

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 35)

  • 27 St. Aubyns Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England98

  •  

  • married housewife, born 15th November 1903 and living with her husband and three children

  • Emigration:

  • 6 Nov 1951 (age 47)

  • from Southampton, Hampshire, England to New York, New York, USA101

  •  

  • sailing on the SS Homeland, arriving on 15th November 1951 and staying at 236 Patterson Street Harrison New Jersey

  • Emigration:

  • 7 May 1952 (age 48)

  • from New York, New York, USA to Southampton, Hampshire, England102

  •  

  • sailing on the Queen Elizabeth tourist class

  • Immigration:

  • 12 May 1952 (age 48)

  • to Southampton, Hampshire, England from New York, New York, USA103

  •  

  • arriving on the Queen Elizabeth travelling tourist class

  • Address:

  • 1964 (app) (age 60-61)

  • Colchester Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England104

  •  

  • living with daughter Valerie and family

  • Administrator:

  • 4 Mar 1964 (age 60)

  •  

     

    Flora Bowtle was appointed as administrator at the probate hearing of Herman Robert Wilkinson on Wednesday on 4 March 1964 at the Probate Registry, London, England

  • Address:

  • 1966 (app) (age 62-63)

  • 16 Melville Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England105

  • Death:

  • 24 May 1982 (age 78)

  • Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road Wing, Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England105,106,107

  •  

  • of bronchopneumonia, left hemiplegia and cerebal metastasis (lung cancer which had spread to the brain)

  • Burial:

  • 27 May 1982

  • Ipswich Old Cemetery, Belvedere Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England108

  • Probate:

  • 8 Jul 1982

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England107

  •  

  • of 16 Melville Road Ipswich died 24th May 1982, effects not exceeding £25,000 (~£86,000 in 2017)

Child 8: Frank Bowtle

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Son: Frank Bowtle, 2000?, age 93

  • Name:

  • Frank Bowtle68,109,110

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Doris Cissie Norman (1913-1996)

  • Executive Summary:

  •  

  •  

  •  

  • was a skilled engineer. Harold Eric Wilkinson used to say he was so good that he was held back during WWII to make specialist parts that no one else could manufacture

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • wood machinist becoming a very skilled turner / engineer42,104

  • Birth:

  • 26 Jul 1907

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9,13,42,55,109,111

  • Baptism:

  • 1 Sep 1907 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England110

  •  

  • son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 3)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England9

  •  

  • a son living in eight rooms with his parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 32)

  • 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England42

  •  

  • an unmarried wood machinist and living with his mother Ellen, sister Bessie and brother Leonard. Born on 2nd July 1907

  • Death:

  • 16 Jan 2002 (age 94)

  • Memorial Hospital, Halstead, Essex, England111,112,113

  • Probate:

  • 3 May 2002

  • Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England113

Child 9: Leonard Bowtle

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Son: Leonard Bowtle

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Spouse: Joyce Bason

  • Name:

  • Leonard Bowtle49,114

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Joyce Bason (1921-2014)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • carpenter / joiner49,115,116

  • Birth:

  • 24 Mar 1914

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England114,116,117,118

  • Baptism:

  • 31 May 1914 (age 0)

  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England119

  •  

  • son of Basil Bowtle (miller and baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 25)

  • 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England42

  •  

  • an unmarried carpenter and joiner and living with his mother Ellen, sister Bessie and brother Frank, Born on 24th March 1914

  • Military Service:

  • 1944 (app) (age 29-30)

  • -

  •  

  • served in the Army as a Despatch Rider during WW2. Harold Eric Wilkinson told us that he was a 'bit of lad'. When his unit was en-route he would go missing, only to reappear at the destination. Once, in Holland he was asked to take a message under cover of darkness. Early next morning he reappeared to the cry of "we never expected to see you again", "why?" "because you have been through the enemy lines twice", "I thought there were a lot of flashes and bangs".

  • Emigration:

  • 16 Jun 1950 (age 36)

  • from Southampton, Hampshire, England to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia120

  •  

  • on board the Moreton Bay of the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line

  • Death:

  • 26 Mar 1996 (age 82)

  • Manilla, New South Wales, Australia118,121,122

  •  

  • newspaper notice, late of Manilla

  • Interred:

  • Apr 1996

  • Manilla General Cemetery, Manilla, New South Wales, Australia118

Sources

1.

Marriage Certificate. own copy, index:5a. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

2.

England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Edmonton 1893 quarter:1 volume:3a page:312.

3.

Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). Hornsey Rise, Islington page:23 of 58.

4.

Birth Certificate. own copy, index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

5.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1857 quarter:3 volume:4a page:285. Cit. Date: 7 February 2017.

6.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1805 folio:92 page:5.

7.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1421 folio:76 page:6.

8.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:48 page:7.

9.

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.

10.

Birth Certificate. own copy index:4. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

11.

Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG09 piece:1113 folio:107 page:3.

12.

Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG10 piece:1700 folio:105 page:5.

13.

Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

14.

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:8.

15.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.

16.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1890 Kelly's Directory page:413 and 569.

17.

Ibid. 1895 Kelly's Directory page:376, 469 and 499.

18.

Ibid. 1899 Kelly's Directory pages:409 and 549.

19.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Newsman Saturday 24th February 1900 page:2.

20.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1902 Kelly's Directory pages:449, 561 and 597.

21.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 7th July 1905 page:2.

22.

Ibid. The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 7th July 1905 page:4.

23.

Ibid. The Essex County Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 28th July 1905 page:7.

24.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1906 Kelly's Directory page:603, 724 and 786.

25.

Ibid. 1908 Kelly's Directory page:610 and 797.

26.

Ibid. 1910 Kelly's Directory page:628, 761 and 820.

27.

Ibid. 1912 Kelly's Directory page:665, 810 and 871.

28.

Ibid. 1914 Kelly's Directory pages:698, 865 and 928.

29.

Ibid. 1917 Kelly's Directory pages:649 and 859.

30.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. visit. Cit. Date: 1997.

31.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1922 quarter:1 volume:4a page:1212.

32.

The Federation of Family History Societies, National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3, (2010 own copy).

33.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1922 page:318.

34.

Ancestry UK City and County Directories 1766-1946, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1922 Kelly's Directory page:681.

35.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Burials 1863-1924 ref:D/P 119/1/8 volume:1 image:52.

36.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). The Essex Chronicle (formerly Chelmsford Chronicle) Friday 3rd March 1922 page:1.

37.

Document - miscellaneous. sales posters in personal file.

38.

Baptism Certificate. main archive.

39.

Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG10 piece:1700 folio:112 page:19.

40.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1421 folio:79 page:11. Cit. Date: 8 February 2021.

41.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1812 folio:85 page:14.

42.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1575B page:13 line:4 letter code:DDKK. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

43.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1421 folio:79 page:11. Cit. Date: 8 February 2019.

44.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Halstead 1949 quarter:2 volume:4a page:529. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

45.

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 page:19 entry:148. Cit. Date: 5 June 2017.

46.

The Federation of Family History Societies, National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3, (2010 own copy). Cit. Date: 5 June 2017.

47.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1893 quarter:3 volume:4a page:648. Cit. Date: 16 June 2017.

48.

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 volume:1 image:51.

49.

Harold Eric Wilkinson personal contribution.

50.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10970 class:RG78 piece:592 registration district:216 sub-district:1 enumeration district:25 schedule:1149. Cit. Date: 17 August 2021.

51.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:6610B page:4 line:29 letter code:TVOJ. Cit. Date: 16 June 2017.

52.

Wethersfield, St, Mary Magdalene, Church Records.

53.

Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1962 page:694.

54.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1962 page:694. Cit. Date: 16 June 2017.

55.

Frank Bowtle personal communication. visit to Harold. Cit. Date: 18 October 1997.

56.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Ipswich 1962 quarter:2 volume:4a page:816. Cit. Date: 16 June 2017.

57.

Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

58.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1894 quarter:4 volume:4a page:670. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

59.

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 page:93 entry:732. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

60.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Halstead 1949 quarter:4 volume:4a page:594. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

61.

Harold Eric Wilkinson personal contribution. from my mother, Flora Bowtle.

62.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:52 page:15. Cit. Date: 17 August 2021.

63.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1950 page:723. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

64.

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 page:19 entry:151. Cit. Date: 5 June 2017.

65.

The Federation of Family History Societies, National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3, (2010 own copy). Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

66.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1896 quarter:1 volume:4a page:679.

67.

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:53.

68.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk).

69.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission, ( on-line at www.cwgc.org). letter dated 11December 1997.

70.

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:53.

71.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission, ( on-line at www.cwgc.org). bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Cit. Date: 11 December 1997.

72.

Wethersfield, St. Mary Magdalene, Roll of Honour.

73.

Ancestry UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

74.

Mel Brice personal communication. see photographs in personal file. Cit. Date: 14 April 2018.

75.

Essex Family History Society - Memorial Inscriptions. North West Essex volume:2.

76.

War memorial. St. Mary Magdalene Wethersfield - see photo.

77.

Ancestry British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

78.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1897 quarter:3 volume:4a page:720.

79.

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:55.

80.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:2578G page:12 line:32 letter code:EMBS.

81.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Ipswich 1969 quarter:4 volume:4b page:2830.

82.

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:55.

83.

Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1970 page:469.

84.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1970 page:469. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

85.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1899 quarter:4 volume:4a page:767.

86.

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:56.

87.

Ibid. Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:56.

88.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1918 quarter:4 volume:4a page:1796.

89.

Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records, ( on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene burials 1863-1924 ref:D/P 119/1/8 image:50.

90.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1901 quarter:4 volume:4a page:841.

91.

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:58.

92.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Brentwood 1977 quarter:4 volume:9 page:1611.

93.

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:58.

94.

Ancestry England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index to Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 1978 page:6798 ref:781001004R.

95.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1978 page:6798 ref:781001004R. Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.

96.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1903 quarter:4 volume:4a page:849. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

97.

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 volume:1 image:59.

98.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:6610B page:18 line:32 letter code:TVOJ. Cit. Date: 20 April 2017.

99.

Death Certificate. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

100.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Ipswich 1982 quarter:2 volume:10 page:2525. Cit. Date: 4 June 2017.

101.

Ancestry New York, Passenger Lists 1820-1957, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). roll:8065 page:866 of 1468. Cit. Date: 12 March 2016.

102.

Ancestry US Departing Passenger and Crew Lists 1914-1962, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). New York roll:163 page:770 of 1718. Cit. Date: 12 March 2016.

103.

Ancestry UK and Ireland Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). 3952 May page:392 of 824. Cit. Date: 12 March 2016.

104.

David Eric Wilkinson.

105.

Death Certificate. Cit. Date: 16 March 2016. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

106.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Ipswich 1982 quarter:2 volume:10 page:2525. Cit. Date: 21 April 2016.

107.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1982 page:10002 no:821007662X. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

108.

Gravestone. grave ref: W-28-5 TM 17436 45588.

109.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1907 quarter:3 volume:4a page:853.

110.

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:61.

111.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 2002 January register:F80 district:4651 entry:25.

112.

Lynne F Bugbee personal communication. telephone call. Cit. Date: 16 January 2002.

113.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). Ipswich no:946168. Cit. Date: 29 May 2017.

114.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1638.

115.

Ancestry Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

116.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1575B folio:013 page:4 letter code:DDKK. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

117.

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:63.

118.

Australian Cemetaries Index, ( on-line at www.austcemindex.com).

119.

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:63.

120.

Ancestry UK and Ireland Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

121.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication.

122.

Ancestry Australia and New Zealand, Rootsweb Death Index, 1813-2003, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).