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
2 Nov 1894
12 Dec 1894 (age 0)
daughter of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield
31 Mar 1901 (age 5)
Wethersfield, Essex, England6
a granddaughter living with her widowed grandfather Richard F Oakley, aunt Jane Oakley, uncle Richard Oakley and a servant. Born in Wethersfield Essex
2 Apr 1911 (age 15)
Wethersfield, Essex, England7
unmarried daughter working as mothers help and living in eight rooms with her parents and six siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex
29 Sep 1939 (age 44)
14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England8
unmarried and incapactitated living with her mother Ellen and brothers Frank and Leonard. Born on 2nd November 1894
25 Dec 1949 (age 55)
29 Dec 1949
aged 55 of 14 Alexandra Road Sible Hedingham
18 Feb 1950
Probate Registry, Arcade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, England11
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
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.
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.
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.
Harold Eric Wilkinson personal contribution. from my mother, Flora Bowtle.
Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.
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.
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.
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.
Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.
Wethersfield, St, Mary Magdalene, Church Records.
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.
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.
The Federation of Family History Societies, National Burial Index for England & Wales v.3, (2010 own copy). Cit. Date: 17 June 2017.