See also

Family of Samuel Crees and Elsie Jane Appleton

Husband: Samuel Crees

  • Name:

  • Samuel Crees1,3,4

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • farmer then a motor driver2,5,6

  • Birth:

  • 27 Oct 1882

  • Streatham, Surrey, England3,5,6

  • Census:

  • 5 Apr 1891 (age 8)

  • The Endway, Inworth, Essex, England7

  •  

  • son attending school and living in four rooms with his parents Samuel and Matilda, brothers George and John, and sister Lilly. Born in Streatham Surrey

  • Census absence:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 18)

  •  

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 28)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England5

  •  

  • married son-in-law, a farmers son working on a farm and living in six rooms with his in-laws Stephen and Emma, brother-in-law Edward, wife Elsie, and son Samuel. Born in London

  • Military Service:

  • btw 22 Jul 1916 and 17 May 1920 (age 33-37)

  • Labour Corps East Surrey then Middlesex Regiment as no:326942

  •  

  • a farmer who was 5' 6" tall, weighed 132lbs, with a chest of 35" expansion 3". See personal folder for more details

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 56)

  • Bungalow, Mayes Lane, Little Oakley, Essex, England6

  •  

  • a motor driver living with his wife Maisie A (Ada May), three closed records, son George Crees and possibly more closed records. Born on 27th October 1882

  • Death:

  • Q4 1964 (age 81)

  • Colchester "Registration District", Essex, England4

Wife: Elsie Jane Appleton

  • Name:

  • Elsie Jane Appleton8

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • Stephen Appleton (1853?-1913)

  • Mother:

  • Emma Mary Ann Wilkinson (1856?-1938)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • dressmaker9

  • Birth:

  • 22 Apr 1891

  • Tollesbury, Essex, England5,8,9,10,11

  •  

  • death index says born on 20th April 1891

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 9)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England10

  •  

  • daughter living with her parents Stephen and Emma, brothers Robert and Edward, sister Emma, and her blind and widowed step grandmother Mary A Appleton aged 90. Born in Tollesbury Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 19)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England5

  •  

  • married daughter living in six rooms with her parents Stephen and Emma, brother Edward, husband Samuel Crees, and son Samuel Crees. Born in Tollesbury Essex. Married for two years with one child who is still living

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 48)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England9

  •  

  • a married dressmaker doing household duties and living with her son Edward. Born on 22nd April 1891

  • Death:

  • 19 Jun 1976 (age 85)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England11,12

  • Probate:

  • 10 Aug 1976

  • Probate Registry, Greater London, England12

  •  

  • of 44 New Road Tollesbury, died 19th June 1976, probate of £8,019 (~£59,000 in 2017)

Child 1: Samuel Crees

  • Name:

  • Samuel Crees13,14

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Kathleen Frances Polley (1916-1993)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • ships cook15

  • Birth:

  • 26 Oct 1908

  • Tollesbury, Essex, England2,5,13,14,15

  •  

  • death index says born 21st October 1908, fathers army record says born on 26th August 1908

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 2)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England5

  •  

  • grandson living in six rooms with his grandparents Stephen and Emma, uncle Edward and parents Samuel and Elsie. Born in Tollesbury Essex

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 30)

  • Woodrolfe Farm Lane, Tollesbury, Essex, England15

  •  

  • a married ships cook living with his wife Kathleen. Born on 26th October 1908

  • Death:

  • Q2 1978 (age 69)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England14

Child 2: Edward Stephen Crees

  • Name:

  • Edward Stephen Crees16,17

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Spouse:

  • Gladys Collier (1919-2003)

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • shipwright and boat builder9

  • Birth:

  • 8 Jul 1912

  • Tollesbury, Essex, England2,9,16

  • Census:

  • 29 Sep 1939 (age 27)

  • Temperance Cottage, Mell Road, Tollesbury, Essex, England9

  •  

  • an unmarried shipwirght and boat builder living with his mother Elsie. Born on 8th July 1912

  • Death:

  • Jan 1997 (age 84)

  • Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England17

Note on Marriage

divorce assumed as they were living apart in the 1939 register and Samual remarried

Note on Husband: Samuel Crees

brother of George William Crees (1880-1943), parents Samuel Bennett Crees (1858-?) and Matilda E Randle (c1860-?). After the assumed divorce from Elsie Samuel had a further family with Maisie A (Ada May) (1900-1997)6,18

Sources

1.

England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Lexden 1908 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1433. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

2.

FindMyPast British Army Service Records, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). National Archive Series WO 363 service no:32694. Cit. Date: 16 October 2019.

3.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Wandsworth 1882 quarter:4 volume:1d page:764. Cit. Date: 15 October 2019.

4.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Colchester 1964 quarter:4 volume:4a page:592. Cit. Date: 16 October 2019.

5.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10209 class:RG78 piece:537 registration district:196 sub-district:3 enumeration district:1 schedule:242. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

6.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1595E page:8 line:27 letter code:DDXS. Cit. Date: 16 October 2019.

7.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1415 folio:134 page:9. Cit. Date: 15 October 2019.

8.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Maldon 1891 quarter:2 volume:4a page:561. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

9.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1581A page:19 line:16 letter code:DDPA. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

10.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1693 folio:81 page:19. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

11.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1976 quarter:2 volume:9 page:1725. Cit. Date: 15 October 2019.

12.

UK Government Probate Service, UK Government Find a Will, ( on-line at www.probatesearch.service.gov.uk). 1976 page:1921 ref:760114517R. Cit. Date: 15 October 2019.

13.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Maldon 1908 quarter:4 volume:4a page:719. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

14.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1978 quarter:2 volume:9 page:1804. Cit. Date: 12 September 2019.

15.

1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1581B page:6 line:41 letter code:DDPA. Cit. Date: 12 September 2019.

16.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Maldon 1912 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1482. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

17.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1997 quarter:1 district:4682 register:F28 entry:6 date:0197. Cit. Date: 11 September 2019.

18.

Ibid. Colchester 1997 quarter:1 district:4691C register:C67C entry:260 date:0197. Cit. Date: 16 October 2019.