|66 Chestnut Road in the C21st|
Fred's older sister: Theresa (Ciss). Born 1886. In 1906 working at Hayward Brothers, 319 Kennington Road, London - they introduced Hayward's Pickles - they owned a factory nearby, and 319 & 321 Kennington Road. (Photo/some history)
Fred's younger brother: Albert Henry French. Born in London on 20th Sept 1891. Attended Faunce Street School, East Lambeth in 1900Lived in Chestnut Rd in 1907. Married Lily Jones & moved to 98 Largewood Avenue, Tolworth. Worked for Messers E R Evans & Co (marine insurance brokers), 12 Lime St, London EC3 - certainly since 1931, until retirement. Business later traded as The British Marine Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.
Fred's father: also Frederick James French, born 14 Aug 1862 at 105 East Street, Lambeth. (Sub-district of Lambeth Church 2nd in the County of Surrey.) (Ref: Certified Copy of Birth Certificate.) Engine Driver & Stoker at time of 1891 census. Died 17th Dec 1947, aged 85.
Fred's mother: Theresa Mary. Died 2nd Jan 1920, aged 56.
Fred's paternal grandmother: Emma French, formerly Smith, of above address, who made her mark 'x' on above Certificate.
Fred's paternal grandfather: Daniel William French, Candle Packer.
Fred's grandparents (above) married on Christmas Day, 25th December 1858 at
St John's, (photo below) Waterloo Road, Waterloo - a rather grand building opposite the station.
Daniel was also living in Waterloo Road, Lambeth. Named on his Marriage Certificate as a Candle Maker.
Fred's great grandfather, father to Emma: Thomas Smith, Plumber (at time of his son's marriage).
Fred's great grandfather, father to Daniel William: another William French, Labourer.
29 December 2016
Fred's family facts & photos, Part I: a Christmas Day marriage
FIFTY or more family portraits exist, not one with a name attached, along with a very few official documents. A thorough search of birth, marriage and death records, along with census surveys, would surely reveal more. Meanwhile, here are a few facts gleaned from the documents. We'll work back in time from the very few positive identifications, relying on family likenesses and the locations of photographers' studios - so more posts, with photos, soon!
Fred - i.e. Frederick James French. Born: 18th Oct 1888 or'89. Lived at 43 Gilbert Road, Lambeth in 1991. Then 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park for most of his life.
Posted by Tony