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 (1873-1874)
Alfred Gillingham (1876-1876)
Louisa Gillingham (1877-1878)
Herbert Gillingham (1878- )
Alice Mary Gillingham (1880-1880)
Amelia Maria Gillingham (1882- )
James Walter Gillingham (1885- )
Agnes Minna Gillingham (1886-1903)
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 agricultural labourer then a gardener3,4,5,6
Birth Q1 1848 Nacton, Suffolk, England2,5,6,7
Baptism 1 September 1850 (age 2) St. Martin's Church, Church Road, Nacton, Suffolk, England1,8
son of William Gillingham and Mary Anne
Census 30 March 1851 (age 2-3) Nacton, Suffolk, England7
son aged 11 unmarried, living with parents and four brothers. Born in Nacton Suffolk
Census 7 April 1861 (age 13) Trimley Road, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England4
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, England9
son aged 23 unmarried, gardeners labourer, living with parents. Born in Nacton Suffolk
Census 3 April 1881 (age 33) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England10
Haed, aged 33, Gardener domestic servant. Born in Nacton.
Census 5 April 1891 (age 43) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England5
widowed head of the household working a a gardener in a public arbouretum and living with his sons Herbert and James, daughters Amelia and Agnes, and a servant. Born in Nacton Suffolk
Census 31 March 1901 (age 53) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England6
married head of the household working as a gardener (not domestic) and living with his wife Emma, son James and daughter Agnes. Born in Nacton Suffolk
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 Benstead15,16
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Amelia Gillingham
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth Q4 1843 Martlesham, Suffolk, England17,18
Baptism 10 March 1844 (age 0) Martlesham, Suffolk, England15,16
daughter of George Bensted (labourer) and Harriet late Cook of Martlesham
Census 2 April 1871 (age 27) Beacon Hill Farm, Martlesham, Suffolk, England19
unmarried daughter aged 27 Housekeeper born Martlesham Suffolk living with father.
Census 3 April 1881 (age 37) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England10
wife aged 37. Born in Martlesham, living with her husband. Surname on Birth Cert. for son Alfred.
Death Q1 1888 (age 42) Ipswich "Registration District", Suffolk, England20

Child 1: William George Gillingham

Name: William George Gillingham21,22
Sex: Male
Birth Q1 1872 Martlesham, Suffolk, England10,21,23
Baptism 31 March 1872 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Martlesham, Suffolk, England1,22
son of Alfred Gillingham (labourer) and Amelia of Martlesham
Census 3 April 1881 (age 9) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England10
aged 9, attending school born Martlesheam, living with parents.

Child 2: Ernest Alfred Gillingham

Name: Ernest Alfred Gillingham24,25,26
Sex: Male
Birth 24 July 1873 Bosmere "Registration District", Suffolk, England24,25,27
Baptism 28 September 1873 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Bramford, Suffolk, England25,28
son of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia of Bramford
Death 12 March 1874 (age 8 mns) Ipswich "Registration District", Suffolk, England26,29,30
Burial 17 March 1874 Ipswich Cemetery, Belvedere Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England29,30
died 12th March 1874 aged 8 months and of Prosect Road St. matthew Ipswich

Child 3: Alfred Gillingham

Name: Alfred Gillingham31,32,33,34
Sex: Male
Birth 14 July 1876 Bucklesham, Suffolk, England31,32
son of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia Gillingham formerly Benstead
Baptism 14 August 1876 (age 0) St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1,33
son of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia, a private baptism
Death September 1876 (age 1 mn) Woodbridge "Registration District", Suffolk, England34,35,36
Burial 14 September 1876 St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1,35,36,37
aged 6 weeks

Child 4: Louisa Gillingham

Name: Louisa Gillingham38,39
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Louise Gillingham40
Birth September 1877 Woodbridge "Registration District", Suffolk, England38,40,41,42,43
It looks as if Louisa's birth was registered in both Woodbridge and Sudbury registration districts
Baptism 14 October 1877 (age 0) St. Mary's Church, Church Lane, Bucklesham, Suffolk, England1,44
daughter of Alfred Gillingham (gardener) and Amelia of Bucklesham, a private baptism.
Death June 1878 (age 0) Sudbury "Registration District", Suffolk, England27,39,42,43
Burial 2 July 1878 Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, England37,42,43
aged 9 months.

Child 5: Herbert Gillingham

Name: Herbert Gillingham45
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Smith (1875- )
Occupation blacksmiths striker46,47
Birth 5 December 1878 Long Melford, Suffolk, England5,18,45,46,47
Census 3 April 1881 (age 2) Melford Green, Long Melford, Suffolk, England10
aged 2 born in Long Melford, living with parents.
Census 5 April 1891 (age 12) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England5
son attending school and living with his widowed father Alfred, brother James, sisters Amelia and Agnes, and a servant. Born in Long Melford Suffolk
Census 31 March 1901 (age 22) 65 Fitzroy Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England48
head of the household married aged22 Striker at Iron Works born in Long Melford Suffolk
Census 2 April 1911 (age 32) 28 Tennyson Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England46
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, England47
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 Gillingham49,50
Sex: Female
Birth June 1880 Sudbury "Registration District", Suffolk, England49,51,52
Death August 1880 (age 2 mns) Long Melford, Suffolk, England27,50,52,53
Burial 21 August 1880 Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, England37,52,53
aged 2 months of Long Melford

Child 7: Amelia Maria Gillingham

Name: Amelia Maria Gillingham54
Sex: Female
Birth Q2 1882 Long Melford, Suffolk, England5,54
Census 5 April 1891 (age 9) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England5
daughter attending school and living with her widowed father Alfred, brothers Herbert and James, sister Agnes, and a servant. Born in Long Melford Suffolk
Census 31 March 1901 (age 18) 40 Christchurch Street, St. Margaret, Ipswich, Suffolk, England55
Servant unmarried, aged 19 General servant Domestic born in Long Melford Suffolk living with Harry Freeman.
Census 2 April 1911 (age 28-29) 10 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England56
Servant unmarried, aged 22 Housemaid Domestic born in Long Melford living with Adel Garratt.

Child 8: James Walter Gillingham

Name: James Walter Gillingham57,58
Sex: Male
Spouse: Edith Emma Branford (1887-1949)
Occupation postman59
Birth Q1 1885 Ipswich, Suffolk, England5,6,57,59
Census 5 April 1891 (age 6) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England5
son attending school and living with his widowed father Alfred, brother Herbert, sisters Amelia and Agnes, and a servant. Born in Ipswich Suffolk
Census 31 March 1901 (age 16) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England6
son living with his father Alfred, step-mother Emma, and sister Agnes. Born in Ipswich Suffolk
Census 2 April 1911 (age 26) 9 Mason Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England59
married head of the household working as a G.P.O.postman and living in four rooms with his wife Edith. Born in Ipswich Suffolk

Child 9: Agnes Minna Gillingham

Name: Agnes Minna Gillingham60
Sex: Female
Alt. Name: Agnes Minnia Gillingham61
Birth Q4 1886 Ipswich, Suffolk, England5,6,60
Census 5 April 1891 (age 4) 10 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England5
daughter living with her widowed father Alfred, brothers Herbert and James, sister Amelia, and a servant. Born in Ipswich Suffolk
Census 31 March 1901 (age 14) 14 Charles Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England6
daughter living with her father Alfred, step-mother Emma, and brother James. Born in Ipswich Suffolk
Death Q2 1903 (age 16) Ipswich "Registration District", Suffolk, England61

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Text From Source: aged 0
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Text From Source: mother’s maiden name Benstead
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Text From Source: mother’s maiden name Benstead
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Text From Source: aged 0
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Text From Source: aged 2 months
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Text From Source: aged 2 months
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Text From Source: mother’s maiden name Benstead
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Text From Source: mother's maiden name Benstead
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Text From Source: mother’s maiden name Benstead
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Text From Source: aged 16