Serle ~ Sixth Generation

    Issue of James Hodge and Elizabeth Sophia Triggs  
1.   Elizabeth Triggs HODGE
Born c1819; bap 9 Jan 1823 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon, England, age at christening 3 (ref IGI records). 1823, Jan 9 at Exeter St Thomas, Elizabeth Triggs aged three years daughter of James and Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Alphington Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

No further information found.

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2.   James William Henry HODGE
Born 20 Dec 1820 at Tedburn St Mary, a village 7 miles north west of Exeter.
Bap 9 Jan 1823 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon, age at christening 2 (ref IGI records). 1823, Jan 9 at Exeter St Thomas, with Elizabeth, James William Henry aged two years, daughter of James and Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Alphington Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Marr 20 Jan 1845 at St Peters Pimlico London to Mary Ann "May" LAMBERT, born 17 Oct 1827 at Warminster, Wiltshire, England, dau of William LAMBERT and Hannah DICKENSON. (Note that she is given as Ann, born c1824 at Pentonville, in the 1851 census).

Occupation Plasterer; family stories say that he worked on buildings constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Westminster St Margaret. Address: St Margaret's Terrace, Westminster.
Together with children Alfred (5), Charlotte (3):
James Hodge. Head. Mar. Age 31. Plasterer/Journeyman. Born Devon, Tedburn.
Ann Hodge. Wife. Mar. Age 27. Born Middlesex, Pentonville.

James and Mary Ann emigrated from Plymouth to Portland Victoria Australia on the "Eliza" arriving 9th April 1853 together with 3 infant children, Alfred, Charlotte and Mary. (Ref Pat Hodge, 2006)

James and Mary Ann later separated, and May and her daughters moved to Melbourne.
Death reg of Jas Wm Hy Hodge 1907 at Heywood, Victoria, son of Jas Hodge and Elizth Sophia Triggs, aged 86 (ref Ancestry Australia Death Index Vic reg 12530).
Burial of James William Henry Hodge 26 Oct 1907 at Heywood, buried Heywood (ref Ancestry Australian Cemetery Index (AIGS)).

May died 20 Dec 1917 at Hawthorn, Victoria. Burial of Mary Ann Hodge 22 Dec 1917 at Box Hill Cemetery (ref Ancestry Australian Cemetery Index (AIGS)).

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    Children:  
  1. Alfred Henry HODGE born 1845 at Exeter, Devon  
  2. Charlotte Amanda HODGE born 1848 at Westminster, Middlesex  
  3. Mary Ann HODGE born 1851 at Westminster, Middlesex
 
3.   Charles John HODGE
Bap 4 Apr 1824 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1824, April 4, at Exeter St Thomas, Charles John, son of James & Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Alphington Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Registration District of St Thomas.
John Serle. Age 45. Builder. Born in Devon.
Susana Serle. Age 50. Not born in Devon.
Mary Tucker. Age 85. Ind. Born in Devon.
Charles Hodge. Age 17. Apprentice Jointer. Born in Devon.
It is not known which one of the possible John Serles this one might be, as there are at least 3 in the previous generation of the right age, and it may have been another John Searle. There is also a family connection with the Tucker family.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1847 at St Thomas dist, Devon of Charles John Hodge to Ann MELHUISH (ref FreeBMD, image not found.).

In Feb 1848 and Jan 1849 Charles was living at Alphington Street, a builder.
Ann died soon after Charles' birth in June qtr 1849 at St Thomas, Exeter.

There is a record of a Chas J Hodge, age 26, Carpenter, on the vessel Prentice from Vigo, Spain, arriving 13 March 1852 at New York; it is possible that this is him.
No further records found for Charles.

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    Children:  
  1. Elizabeth Melhuish HODGE bap 1848 at Exeter, Devon  
  2. Charles James HODGE bap 1849 at Exeter, Devon
 
4.   George Thomas HODGE
Bap 18 Nov 1827 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1827, Nov 18, at Exeter St Thomas, George Thomas, son of James & Elizabeth Hodge, Alphington Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with his parents, siblings, inmates and staff:
George Hodge. Age 13. Born in Devon.

He obtained 3 masters and mates certificates (ref Ancestry):
Certificate of Competency as Second Mate, issued London 26 Jun 1851, age 24, birth date 1827, birth place St Thomas Devonshire, Certificate Number 5254
Certificate of Competency as First Mate, issued London 16 Sep 1852, age 25, birth date 1827, birth place St Thomas Devonshire, Certificate Number 5254
Certificate of Competency as Master, issued London 4 Aug 1855, age 28, birth date 1827, birth place St Thomas Devonshire, Certificate Number 5254.

No further information found.

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5.   Francis HODGE
Bap 19 Aug 1829 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1829, Aug 19th privately at Exeter St Thomas. Henry and Francis, twin sons of James and Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Alphington St, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Death reg of Frances (sic) Hodge Jun qtr 1840 at St Thomas dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Francis Hodge 16 Apr 1840 at St Thomas Exeter, from Workhouse, aged 11 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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6.   Henry HODGE
Bap 19 Aug 1829 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1829, Aug 19th privately at Exeter St Thomas. Henry and Francis, twin sons of James and Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Alphington St, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with his parents, siblings, inmates and staff:
Henry Hodge. Age 11. Born in Devon.

Death reg of Henry Hodge Jun qtr 1848 at St Thomas dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Henry Hodge 28 May 1848 at St Thomas Exeter, Workhouse, aged 19 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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7.   Robert Triggs HODGE
Bap 6 Jan 1833 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1833, Jan 6 at Exeter St Thomas, Robert Triggs, son of James & Elizabeth Sophia Hodge, Oakhampton Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with his parents, siblings, inmates and staff:
Robert Hodge. Age 8. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Exeter St Thomas The Apostle.
Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with his parents, sister, inmates and staff:
Robert T. Hodge. Son of Master. U. Age 18. Accountant. Born St Thomas, Devon.

Robert's death reg Sep qtr 1859 at St Thomas District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Robert Triggs Hodge 8 Sep 1859 at Exeter St Thomas, St Thomas Union, aged 26 (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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8.   Alfred HODGE
Bap 22 Mar 1835 in Saint Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devon (ref IGI records). 1835, Mar 22 at Exeter St Thomas, Alfred, son of James and Elizabeth Hodge, Cowie Street, Plaisterer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Death reg of Alfred Hodge Dec qtr 1837 at St Thomas District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Alfred Hodge 16 Nov 1837 at Exeter St Thomas, aged 2, Workhouse (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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9.   Charlotte HODGE
Born 1838, registered June qtr 1838, St Thomas, Devon (ref UK BMD records).
Bap 27 May 1838 at Exeter St Thomas, Charlotte, dau of James & Elizabeth Sophia Hodge; Governor, The Union Workhouse, Exeter (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with her parents, siblings, inmates and staff:
Charlotte Hodge. Age 3. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Exeter St Thomas The Apostle. Institution: St Thomas Union Workhouse.
Together with her parents, sister, inmates and staff:
Charlotte Hodge. Daughter of Master. Age 12. Born St Thomas, Devon.

Marr June qtr 1856 at Wellington Somerset to George ROSSITER (ref freeBMD). They became Master and Mistress of the Lewes Union Workhouse school in Sussex. Bap of George Rossiter 20 Jan 1831 at Newton Saint Cyres, Devon, son of Robert Rossiter & Ann (ref FamilySearch).

Ref 1861 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of Lewes St Peter and St Mary Without Otherwise St Anne. Town of Lewes. Address: Union House, High Street, Lewes.
Together with children Frederick McL (4), Emily (2) and about 48 inmates and servants.
George Rossiter. Head. Mar. Age 30. Master and Schoolmaster of Union Workhouse. Born Devonshire, Exeter.
Charlotte Rossiter. Wife. Mar. Age 26. Matron and Schoolmistress of Union Workhouse. Born Devonshire, Exeter.

Ref 1871 census. Sussex, England. Civil Parish of St Anne. Ecclesiastical Parish of Lewes. Institution: Lewes Union.
Together with George's children Emily (12), Robert (9), Caroline (5), Walter W (4 months) and many inhabitants:
Elizabeth Hodge. Visitor. Widow. Age 74. Born Devon, Chafford. [mother]
George Rossiter. Head. Mar. Age 40. Master of Workhouse. Born Newton St Cyres, Exeter.
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Charlotte was not with the family. She was in Devon, as follows.
Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Alphington. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Bell Inn, Alphington.
Together with the proprietor, William Loram age 58 born Alphington, Devon, and his wife Mary Loram age 57 born Drewsteignton, Devon:
Charlotte Rossitor (sic). Cousin. Mar. Age 33. Visitor. Born Devon, St Thomas.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: West Town, Newton St Cyres.
Ann Rossiter. Head. Widow. Age 85. Retired Carpenter Widow. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
George Rossiter. Son. Mar. Age 50. School Master. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
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Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Cornwood. Registration District of Plympton St Mary. Address: "Wingreen", Cornwood.
At the home of George F. Youlton (51), Widower, Bank Manager, and his 3 children, together with her children Emily (22), Caroline M (14), Willie W (10) and 4 servants:
Charlotte Rossiter. Cousin. Mar. Age 42. No Occupation. Born St Thomas, Exeter. [not sure why cousin]

There is a connection with George Frederick Youlton. In the 1871 census, George F. Youlton, Cashier, Devonport Bank, was living with his wife Agnes (nee Agnes Elizabeth Weeks, possibly bap 15 July 1832 at Starcross, Devon (ref IGI) or within 4 years of that, married Sep qtr 1862 at St Thomas, Devon). Agnes Youlton died, age given as 40, registered Mar qtr 1876 at Stoke Damerel district. They were living at 73 Fore St, Devonport, the address of the Devonport Bank. There were 4 children listed as well as servants and visitors. (Reference information from Angela Copestake, Devon, 2007)

In 1877 George Youlton was the sole executor for the estate of Elizabeth Sophia, Charlotte's mother:

"HODGE Elizabeth Sophia. Effects under 200. 1 June [1877]. The Will of Elizabeth Sophia Hodge formerly of the City of Exeter but late of Devonport in the County of Devon Widow who died 12 April 1877 at 73 Fore-street Devonport was proved at Exeter by George Frederick Youlton of Devonport Bank Manager the sole Executor." (Ref Ancestry National Probate) [This was the address of the Devonport Bank where George Youlton was living in 1871.]

Charlotte died 6 Jan 1882. Death reg of Charlotte Rossiter Mar qtr 1882 at Plymouth dist, aged 43 (ref FreeBMD).
"ROSSITER Charlotte. Personal Estate 630 4s. 29 November [1882]. The Will of Charlotte Rossiter (Wife of George Rossiter) formerly of Lewes in the County of Sussex but late of Plymouth in the County of Devon who died 6 January 1882 at Plymouth was proved at Exeter by George Frederick Youlton of the Bank Devonport in the said County Bank Manager one of the Executors. Probate being granted under certain Limitations." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

It has not been possible to confirm the claim that Charlotte was a cousin to George Youlton. There is an old court case document of the Youltons and Rossiters both trying to claim Charlotte's estate in 1883 (ref A. Copestake).

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Sidwell. Address: 87 Clifton St, St Sidwell.
Together with his son Walter (19):
George Rossiter. Head. Widower. Age 60. Ex Schoolmaster. Born Devon, Newton St Cyres.

Death reg of George Rossiter Mar qtr 1901 at St Thomas dist aged 70 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of George Rossiter 24 mar 1901 at Exeter St Thomas, 27 Okehampton Street, aged 70 (ref fmp Devon Burials)




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    Children:  
  1. Frederick George McLeod ROSSITER born 1857 at Exeter, Devon  
  2. Emily ROSSITER born 1859 at Brentwood, Essex  
  3. Robert Herbert ROSSITER born 1863 at Lewes, Sussex  
  4. Caroline May ROSSITER born 1866 at Lewes, Sussex  
  5. John Alfred ROSSITER born 1867 at Lewes, Sussex  
  6. Walter William ROSSITER born 1870 at Lewes, Sussex
 
    Issue of John Hodge and Elizabeth Lucas  
1.   George Henry HODGE
Bap 3 Nov 1827 privately at Saint Thomas The Apostle, Exeter, Devon, George Henry, son of John & Elizabeth Hodge; Alphington Street, Exeter; Plasterer (ref IGI & fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Alphington Pl.
Together with his mother and Harriet Lucas, a relative:
G H Hodge. (m). Age 14. Born in Devon.

Not found in 1851 census.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1853 at St Geo H.S. dist of George Henry Hodge to Elizabeth GLASSPOOL (ref FreeBMD). She was born c1828 at Satham Stead, Berkshire, and was a servant at St George Hanover Square, age 23 in the 1851 census (HO107/1478/213/9).

Not found in 1861 census.
Ref 1871 census. London, England. Civil Parish of Chelsea St Luke. Registration district of Chelsea. Address obscure.
Together with children Lottea (15), Augusta (10), Rose (7), Henry J (5), Amy B (4), George T (2), Mary A (1):
George H Hodge. Head. Mar. Age 43. House painter & glazier. Born Devon, Exeter.
Elizabeth Hodge. Wife. Mar. Age 47. Born Berks, Satham Stead.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Civil parish of Hammersmith. Address: 9 Hetley Road, Hammersmith.
Together with children Henry John (15), George Thomas (12), Charlotte (25), Amy Blanche (14), Mary Ann (11):
George Henry Hodge. Head. Mar. Age 53. Painter. Born Devon, Exeter.
Elizabeth Hodge. Wife. Mar. Age 51. Born Berks, Reading.

Death reg of Elizabeth Hodge Jun qtr 1889 at Fulham dist aged 59 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Not found in 1891 census.
Ref 1901 census. London, England. Civil Parish of Hammersmith. Registration district of Fulham. Address: 38 Lena Gdns, Hammersmith.
Together with dau Charlotte (45):
George H Hodge. Head. Widw. Age 73. Painter & Glazier. Born Devon, Exeter.

Ref 1911 census. London, England. Parish of Hammersmith. Registration district of Fulham. Address: Hammersmith Infirmary, Ducane Road Shepherd Bush.
George Hodge. Patient. Widower. Age 83. Painter Buildings. Born Exeter Devonshire.

Death reg of George H Hodge Jun qtr 1916 at Wandsworth dist, Greater London aged 89 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

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    Children:  
  1. Charlotte Catherine HODGE born 1856 at Chelsea, London  
  2. Augusta Clara HODGE born 1861 at Pimlico, London  
  3. Rose Julia HODGE born 1864 at Chelsea, London  
  4. Henry John HODGE born 1865 at Chelsea, London  
  5. Amy Blanche HODGE born 1866 at Chelsea, London  
  6. George Thomas G. HODGE born 1868 at Chelsea, London  
  7. Mary Ann HODGE born 1869 at Chelsea, London
 
    Issue of Edward Searle and Elizabeth Day  
1.   William James SERLE
Bap 27 Jun 1831 in Starcross Parish, Devon, William James, son of Edward & Elizabeth Searle; Lighterman; note "this name ought to be Serle - W. Powley incumbent Aug 8 1835" (as with others on previous generation (ref fmp Devon Burials, names in IGI records).

Burial of William James Serle on 31 Jul 1831 at Starcross aged 4 weeks (ref fmp Devon Burials).

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2.   Richard SERLE
Bap 26 May 1833 at Starcross Parish, Devon, Richard, son of Edward & Elizabeth SARLE, Lighterman, residence Starcross, annotated "This name ought to be Serle. W. Powley Incumbent Aug 8 1835" (ref IGI records as Sarle or Serle, and fmp Devon Baptisms indexed as Serle).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Starcross, Kenton.
Together with his parents and brother:
Richd Serle. Age 8. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census at Starcross District, parish of Kenton.
Together with his mother and brother George:
Richd Serle. Son. U. Age 17. Boatman. Born Devon Starcross.

Richard went to Wales. Marriage reg Sep qtr 1857 at Cardiff District, Wales, between Richard Serle and Elizabeth GREENSLADE. Bap 25 May 1834 at Cullompton, Devon of Elizabeth, dau of William & Elizabeth Grinslade (Greenslade), labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms index).

Ref 1871 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Civil Parish of Swansea. Address: 3 William Street, Swansea.
Together with sons William C (8), Geo J (5), Edw R (1 mo):
Richard Serle. Head. Mar. Age 37. Plasterer. Born Devon, Starcross.
Elizabeth Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 36. Born Devon, Collumpton.

Ref 1881 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Civil Parish of Llandaff. Address: 7 Sevenoak St, Llandaff, Glamorgan.
Together with Henry Pritchard, a plasterer:
Richard Serle. Mar. Lodger. Age 48. Plasterer. Born Devon, Starcross.
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Ref 1881 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Civil Parish of Swansea Town. Address: 107 New Oxford St, Swansea.
Together with sons William (18), George (15), Edward (10):
Elizabeth Searle. Head. Mar. Age 46. Plasterers Wife. Born Collumpton, Devon.

Ref 1891 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Parish of Swansea. Address: 107 New Oxford St, Swansea.
Together with sons George (25), Edward (20):
Richard Serle. Head. M. Age 57. Plasterer. Born Devonshire, Starcross.
Elizabeth Serle. Wife. M. Age 56. Born Devonshire, Cullompton.

Death reg of Elizabeth Serle Sep qtr 1899 at Swansea dist aged 65 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Death 16 Sep 1899, buried Danygraig Cemetery, Swansea, Wales, see picture of memorial (ref
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Ref 1901 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Civil Parish of Swansea. Ecclesiastical Parish of Christchurch. Address: 124 Lower Oxford St, Swansea.
Together with son Edward (29) and his wife Frances (30):
Richard Serle. Head. Widr. Age 67. Master Plasterer. Own Account. Working at home. Born Devon, Starcross, Exeter. Language spoken English.

Ref 1911 census. Glamorganshire, Wales. Parish of Swansea. Registration district of Swansea. Address: 158 Exford St, Glamorganshire.
Together with children George James (45) and Edward Richard (40) and Dau in Law Francis Annie (40):
Richard Serle. Father. Widower. Age 77. Plasterer Retired. Born Devon Starcross.

Richard died 11 Mar 1926. Death reg of Richard Serle Mar qtr 1926 at Swansea dist aged 92 (ref FreeBMD).
Death 11 Mar 1926, buried Danygraig Cemetery, Swansea, Wales, see picture of memorial (ref
www.findagrave.com)
"SERLE Richard of 158 Oxford-street Swansea died 11 March 1926 Probate Carmarthen 5 May to Edward Richard Serle printer and Frances Annie Serle (wife of the said Edward Richard Serle). Effects 450." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

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    Children:  
  1. Edward George SERLE born 1858 at Swansea, Wales  
  2. William Charles SERLE born 1863 at Swansea, Wales  
  3. George James SERLE born 1866 at Swansea, Wales  
  4. Edward Richard SERLE born 1871 at Swansea, Wales
 
3.   Mary Jane SERLE
Bap 1 Apr 1835 at Starcross Parish, Devon, Mary Jane, dau of Edward & Elizabeth SARLE, Lighterman, residence Starcross, annotated "This name ought to be Serle. W. Powley Incumbent Aug 8 1835" (ref IGI records and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Burial of Mary Jane Serle 5 Apr 1835 at Starcross, residence Starcross, aged 2 weeks (ref fmp Devon Burials)

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4.   George SERLE
Bap 5 Jun 1836 at Starcross Parish, Devon, George, son of Edward & Elizabeth Serle; residence Starcross; Lighterman (ref IGI records and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Starcross, Kenton.
Together with his parents and brother:
George Serle. Age 5. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census at Starcross District, parish of Kenton.
Together with his mother and brother Richard:
George Serle. Son. U. Age 14. Scholar. Born Devon Starcross.

Ref 1861 census at Strand, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with his parents:
George Serle. Son. Un. Age 24. Waterman. Born Devon Starcross.

Marr (1) 15 Dec 1864 at St. Thomas Register Office, Devon to Jane POOLE, dau of John Poole (dcd) and Eliza Poole. She was bap 13 Apr 1834, and born c1834, Starcross, Devon (ref 1871 census). (Ref M.Gaydon, MC on file)

Ref 1871 census at 1 Youldson's Court (betw. 23 & 24 Strand), parish of Kenton.
Together with children Jane (6), Elizabeth (4), Eliza (2), George Hy (5 months):
George Searle. Head. M. Age 36. Waterman. Born Devon Starcross.
Jane Searle. Wife. M. Age 37. Born Devon Starcross.

Jane Serle died 3 Oct 1874 at Starcross, aged 39 years. She was listed as the wife of George Serle, a Boatman. (Her DC on file.) Death reg Dec qtr 1874 of Jane Serle, age 39, at St Thomas District.

George married (2) Sep qtr 1876 at St Thomas Dist to Mary Ann BOUCHER nee MURCH (ref FreeBMD and Lindsey Sinclair 2009). Her birth was reg Jun or Sep qtr 1839 at Newton Abbot District, Devon (ref FreeBMD). She had previously been married in Dec qtr 1858 at St Thomas District to William BOUCHER. George and Mary lived apart from at least 1881 though in all census records they are listed as Married.

Ref 1881 census at 7 Bonhay Road, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with children Jane (16), Eliza (12), George H (10), Albert (7) and with his mother Elizabeth (84):
George Serle. Head. Mar. Age 43. Boatman (Wtrmn). Born Devon Kenton.
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Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Address: 23 Strand, Kenton.
Mary A Serle. Head. Mar. Age 42. Plain Needlewoman. Born Devon, Stoke in Teignhead.
William J Serle. Son. Age 3. Born Devon, Kenton.
Emily Boucher. Daur. Unm. Age 22. General Servant. Born Devon, Dawlish.
Charles J Paul. Nurse Child. Age 1. Born Devon, Kenton.

"Starcross - A Gallant Rescue - Cries of distress were heard proceeding from the river late Wednesday night about eleven o'clock. It was a dark, rough night, with the tide running very strong, so that nothing could be made out. However, Mr. Diaper, of the Alexander Hotel, with two others got into a boat, and were speedily followed by Serle, boatman, accompanied by a carpenter, of Kenton, named Potter. Proceeding as well as they could judge in the direction whence the cries came, it was found that a sand barge belonging to S. Stokes had sunk, there being on board at the time S. and W. Stokes, father and son. The father was clinging to the stem of a boat used by them, and was rescued by Mr. Diaper and party; whilst the son, who had climbed the mast, was assisted from his perilous position by boatman Serle. The rescuers were heartily cheered on arrival at the pier." (ref Exeter Flying Post: Wed 25th October 1882, from Chris Kelland)

"Starcross: - Narrow Escape of Four Persons from Deaths by Drowning. - Starcross on Saturday experienced the gale (S. to S.E.) in great force. As the tide flowed so the gale increased, and from five until seven in the evening it was at its height. Long before high water the waves swept over the jetty and on to the railway. The 'Violet', cutter, belonging to Mr. Andrews, Dawlish, broke adrift, and was washed against the railway wall. Attempts were made to save her by some Exmouth boatmen, who, however, eventually gave up the attempt. But a boatman named Serle, of Starcross, at great risk, at last got from the wall on board the cutter, and single-handed succeeded in running her to Topsham. If he had not done so she would have soon become a wreck, as she was bumping heavily against the railway wall. " (ref Western Times: Tues 4th September 1883, from C. Kelland)

Ref 1891 census at 13 Queen Street, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with children Eliza (22), George H (20), Albert E (17):
George Serle. Head. M. Age 56. Waterman. Born Devon Starcross.
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Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Town of Starcross. Address: 28 Strand, Kenton.
Mary A Serle. Head. M. Age 53. Nurse. Born Devon, Stoke in Teignhead. [indexed as Serls]
Emily Boucher. Daur. S. Age 26. General Domestic Serv. Born Devon, cockwood, Dawlish. [indexed as Bomher]
Together with 2 boarders.

"John Varty, of Starcross was summoned for stealing certain shell fish, the property of George Serle at Starcross on December 3rd. - Defendant did not appear. Mr. F.H. Orchard represented prosecutor. - The muscles were kept on prosecutor's own ground, and the defendant on the date in question took a quantity of them and expressed his intention of going there again. - The case was adjourned." (ref Western Times, Wed 19th December 1900, from C. Kelland)

Ref 1901 census at New Road, Starcross, parish of Kenton.
Together with children Eliza (37), Albert (28), and granddaughter Eliza (5):
George Serle. Head. Age 66. Fisherman. Born Devon Starcross.
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Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Town of Starcross. Address: Strand, Kenton.
Mary A Serle. Head. M. Age 62. Born Devon, Stoke in Teignhead. [indexed as Sule]
Emily Boucher. Daur. S. Age 38. General Servant Domestic. Born Devon, Cofton Dawlish. [indexed as Boncher]

"Heavy tides have been running in the River Exe during the last few days. Early yesterday morning a boat, the Sarah, belonging to Mr. George Serle of Starcross broke from her moorings, and was found on the mud bank near Woodbury Railway Station. She was but little damaged." (ref Exeter & Plymouth Gazette: Wed 26th November 1902, from C. Kelland)

Ref 1911 census. Devonshire, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: New Road Starcross.
Together with children Eliza (42), Albert (38) and granddaughter Eliza (15):
George Serle. Head. Mar 35 yrs. Age 74. Formerly a Boatman or Waterman. Born Starcross Devon.
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Ref 1911 census. Devonshire, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: 6 Alms House Starcross.
Mary Ann Serle. Head. Mar 45 years. Age 71. Born Devon Stoke in Teignhead. Children 1 born 1 alive. [The child may refer accurately to the second marriage.]
Emily Boucher. Dau. S. Age 44. Charwoman. Born Devon Cofton Dawlish.

Death reg of George Serle Jun qtr 1911 at St Thomas dist aged 75 (ref FreeBMD).
There are possible deaths for Mary Ann under the spelling Searle.

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    Children of George and Jane:  
  1. Jane SERLE born 1865 at Starcross, Devon  
  2. Elizabeth SERLE born 1866 at Starcross, Devon  
  3. Eliza SERLE born 1868 at Starcross, Devon  
  4. George Henry SERLE born 1870 at Starcross, Devon  
  5. Albert Edwin SERLE born 1873 at Starcross, Devon  
    Child of George and Mary Ann:  
  6. William John SERLE born 1877 at Starcross, Devon
 
    Issue of Charles Serle and Maria Collins  
1.   Rosina Charlotte SERLE
Birth reg Sep qtr 1843 at Exeter dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 20 Aug 1843 at St Edmund, Exeter, Rosina Charlotte, dau of Charles & Maria Serle; abode Frog Street; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Address: Frog Street (Court), Exeter.
Together with her parents, siblings, and other relatives:
Rose Serle. Dau. Age 8. Scholar. Born Exeter, Devon.

Not found in later census or FreeBMD records.




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2.   Mary Ann SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1844 at Exeter dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 22 Oct 1848 at St Edmund, Exeter with brother William, Mary Ann, dau of Charles & Maria Serle; Frog Street; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Address: Frog Street (Court), Exeter.
Together with her parents, siblings, and other relatives:
Mary Ann Serle. Dau. Age 6. Scholar. Born Exeter, Devon.

Not found in later census records.




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3.   William SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1848 at Exeter dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD as Searle).
Bap 22 Oct 1848 at St Edmund, Exeter with sister Mary Ann, son of Charles & Maria Serle; Frog Street; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Address: Frog Street (Court), Exeter.
Together with his parents, siblings, and other relatives:
William Serle. Son. Age 2. Born Exeter, Devon.

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4.   George William SERLE
Birth reg Jun qtr 1855 at Exeter District (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Town of Exeter. Address: Friars, Exeter.
Together with his parents, siblings, and grandmother:
George W Serle. Son. Age 6. Scholar. Born Devon, Exeter.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Address: 19 Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Together with his mother and 3 siblings:
William Serle. Son. Age 16. Gardner. Born Exeter.

Not found in later census records. There is a marriage of a George William Serle in Exeter in Sep qtr 1894 to either Mary Elizabeth Rayner or Elizabeth Wickett, but no further records found.



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5.   Charles SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1857 (as Charles Searle) at Exeter Dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Town of Exeter. Address: Friars, Exeter.
Together with his parents, siblings, and grandmother:
Charles Serle. Son. Age 3. Scholar. Born Devon, Exeter.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Address: 19 Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Together with his mother and 3 siblings:
Chas Serle. Son. Age 14. Errand Boy. Born Exeter.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1880 at Barton Regis dist, Gloucestershire to Ann BROOKLAND (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 29 Jul 1880 at St Jude, Bristol; both were single; Charles was son of Charles Serle; Ann was dau of William Brookland (ref Ancestry Select Bristol Parish Registers). Her most likely birth registration was Sep qtr 1841 at Bedminster dist (ref FreeBMD) though her age fluctuates.

Ref 1881 census. Somerset, England. Civil parish of Bedminster. Registration district of Bedminster. Address: 4 Richmond Terrace, Bedminster.
Chas. Serle. Head. M. Age 24. Leather Warehouseman. Born Devon, Exeter.
Ann Serle. Wife. M. Age 39. Born Somerset, Bedminster.
Willis Brookland. Stepson. Age 5. Born Somerset, Bedminster.
[Note, William Brookland was reg birth Mar 1876 at Bedminster.]

Ref 1891 census. Somerset, England. Civil parish of Bedminster. Address: Luckwell Cottage, Bedminster.
Together with children Willie (Brookland) (15), Ernest (8), Charles (11) and a lodger:
Charles Serle. Head. M. Age 34. Leather Sorter. Born Devon, Exeter.
Annie Serle. Wife. M. Age 40. Born Bristol, Bedminster. [all indexed as Serlo]

Ref 1901 census. Gloucestershire, England. Civil Parish of Bristol. Registration District of Bristol. Address: 6 Vicarage Road Bristol.
Together with sons Charles (19), Ernest (17):
Charles Serle. Head. Mar. Age 44. Leather Dresser. Born Devon Exeter.
Ann Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Born Bristol.

Ref 1911 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Bristol. Registration district of Bristol. Address: 7 Vicarage Road Southville Bristol.
Charles Serle. Head. Mar. Age 53. Commercial Traveller Leather Factor. Born Trinity Exeter Devon.
Ann Serle. Wife. Mar 31 yrs. Age 68. Born Bedminster Bristol Gloster. Children 2 born 2 alive.

Ann died 18 Oct 1918. Death reg of Ann Searle Dec qtr 1918 at Bristol dist aged 77 (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Ann of 7 Vicarage-road Southville Bristol (wife of Charles Serle) died 18 October 1918 at Ferndale St. John's-lane Bedminster Bristol Administration Bristol 15 September [1922] to the said Charles Serle commercial traveller. Effects 29 19s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

Charles died 2 May 1930. Death reg of Charles Serle Jun qtr 1930 at Bristol dist aged 72 (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Charles of 7 Vicarage-road Southville Bristol died 2 May 1930 Probate Bristol 28 June to William Henry Rendle drapery buyer and Frederick Edward Sprackling boot specialist. Effects 1057 17s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [Not identified.]

The stepson William Brookland took the name of Serle. In 1898 he married Florence PETERS and they had Phyllis Brookland Serle born 1900 at Bedminster. William appears (as William Serle) in the 1916 Canada census in Saskatchewan as brother of Charles Serle.



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    Children:  
  1. Charles SERLE born 1881 at Bedminster, Bristol  
  2. Ernest SERLE born c1884 at Bedminster, Bristol
 
6.   Anna Maria SERLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1860 at Exeter Dist (as Searle) (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Town of Exeter. Address: Friars, Exeter.
Together with her parents, siblings, and grandmother:
Anna M Serle. Daur. Age 1. Born Devon, Exeter.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Address: 19 Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Together with her mother and 3 siblings:
Anna Serle. Dau. Age 11. Scholar. Born Exeter.

Not found in 1881 census.



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7.   Daniel SERLE
Birth reg Sep qtr 1862 at Exeter District (as Searle) (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Address: 19 Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter.
Together with his mother and 3 siblings:
Daniel Serle. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Exeter.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Topsham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Pearces Court, Topsham.
In the home of Anna Gooding (5), Rag Sorter at Paper Mill:
Daniel Serle. Boarder. Unm. Age 19. General Labourer. Born Devon, Exeter.

Death reg (as Daniel Searle) Sep qtr 1883 at Exeter Dist aged 22 (ref FreeBMD).



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    Issue of James Serle and Mary Southon  
1.   Eliza SERLE

Eliza kept a short diary for part of her life, which is in the hands of family members. It contains a mixture of notes on events and financial records. It starts in 1853 when her father and two brothers Fred and Edwin left London for Australia, and ends with newspaper cuttings including one from 1900. Some newspaper cuttings refer to Charles Lightfoot, whom subsequent discoveries have allowed us to connect to his mother, who was either Mary or Ann Dunsford and hence to Agnes Dunsford, Eliza's grandmother. Relevant notes from the diary appear on this tree under the person mentioned.

Born 7 Jun 1832 (ref IGI records) at Starcross, Devon (ref 1851 census).
Bap 25 Dec 1832 in Starcross Parish, Devon (ref IGI records).

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: Drummond Street.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Eliza Serle. Age 9. Not born Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Eliza Serle. Dau. U. Age 18. Teacher of the Pianoforte. Born Devon, Starcross.

She arrived in Victoria 20 Aug 1857 on the vessel "Undaunted" with her mother, brother Walter and sister Jessie.
Her voyage is described as follows in her diary: "We left London May 29th 1857 by train from Paddington Station, 9 oclock A M arriving at Plymouth 11 oclock at night. Monday June 1st went on board. Thursday 4th sailed from Plymouth, was very ill. Saturday 13 touched at Medina. Saturday 20 the vessel called the Lady Clarence passed us homeward bound. Tuesday 23 vessel passed us homeward bound called --- they took a bag of letters for us to England cheering us, & wishing us a safe passage. June Sunday 28 crossed the line. Monday July 2nd a fearful storm came on at night lasted twelve hours. Tuesday 28th blew a gale all night carried away 3 masts, the vessel in so much danger that the Captain thought we were lost, blew hard all the week. Saturday morning lost a sail. Thursday 6th August an alarm of fire at diner time. Monday 17 saw land up aloft. Augt 18 Tuesday went on deck before breakfast saw Cape Nelson. Thursday 20 anchored between three & four oclock. Friday Father & Fred came alongside in a boat in the afternoon. Monday 24 Landed about three oclock, all the officers came to bid us good bye, met Father directly, left us a few moments to fetch Fred to look after our luggage. Bid all the passengers Good bye, Father took us all to a cafe in Burke St to have tea while Fred collected our luggage, then Father took us home to a house he had taken for us in Smith St. Tuesday Missed one of my boxes, went down to the vessel, got it all right." (ref Eliza Andrew diary)

Marr 2 May 1859, at the Manse of Chalmers' Presbyterian Church, East Melbourne, Victoria, Aus (Vic reg 3091 and their marriage certificate) to Joseph ANDREW, born 18 Aug 1835, bap 27 Sep 1835, at Methodist-Nc, Dursley, Gloucester, England (ref IGI records), occupation Ironmonger. Joseph was a son of James ANDREW (Grocer) and Sarah Ann FISHER. James Andrew and Sarah nee Fisher had four children. These were Sarah Ann born 20 Apr 1832, John born 21 Feb 1834, Joseph born 18 Aug 1835, and Grace born 18 Feb 1837. After the death of Sarah nee Fisher in Feb 1837, James remarried, to Thirzah Wyndow on 17 July 1837 and they had 7 children (from whom Terry Andrews is descended).

"Joe left Melbourne for Queensland, for the benifit of his health Jan 12th 1863. Came back to Melbourne March 21st 1863." (ref Eliza Serle diary)
Daughter Jessy died in April 1863 and husband Joseph in May 1863.

Joseph died 10 May 1863, Victoria Australia (Vic reg 5435), buried 12 May 1863, St Kilda Cem, Vic, C of E, B148. (Ref the BC of Jessie for marriage details and birth of Joseph at Gloucestershire.)
"Joseph Andrew Died May 10th 1863 Aged 27 years & 9 Months" (ref Eliza Serle diary)

She is believed to have run the Devonshire Arms Hotel on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Princes Street, Fitzroy. See her sister Jessie Agnes and her father James who were both Licencees.

"Left the Devonshire Hotel Aug 25th 1865. Jan 4th 1866 signed Agreement for Victoria Hotel. Moved into Victoria in Jan 1866 opened on Saturday night 8 oclock. Left Victoria Hotel Monday Oct 22nd 1866." (ref Eliza Serle diary)

In 1868 she was a witness to the marriage of Walter Henry Serle and Kate Grocock (see below).

"Took posession of Montpelier House Nov 15th 1870" [not identified] (ref Eliza Serle diary)

Her residence in 1877 was 240 Albert St, East Melbourne, where her father died.

Son Frederick and his family left her home in 1888 and she took in boarders. (ref Eliza Serle diary)

Eliza died 5 May 1919, buried 6 May 1919, St Kilda Cem, Vic, C of E, B0555.
Eliza's will is available on the PROV website; her sole beneficiary and executor was her son Frederick. At probate, she owned 3 properties: (1) Crown Allotment 14, Section 11, Town of Melbourne East, Parish of North Melbourne, County of Bourke, known as 97 Albert Street, (frontage 65 feet, depth 165 feet) described in Memorial No 444 Book 204 with a very old weather board house of 8 rooms, iron and slate roof, very much out of repair, valued at 990 pounds; (2) Part of Elgars Crown Special Survey, Parish of Boroondara, County of Bourke, frontage of 220 feet to Croydon Rd Canterbury, part of Certificate of Title Vol 3367 Fol 673281, vacant, valued at 412 pounds 10 shillings; (3) Part of Elgars Crown Special Survey, Parish of Boroondara, County of Bourke, frontage of 176 feet to Kingston Rd Canterbury, part of the said certificate, vacant, valued at 242 pounds. She also had furniture of 90 pounds, watches, trinkets, jewellery etc of 51 pounds, money of 750 pounds 3 shillings and 6 pence, and bank accounts of 198 pounds 15 shillings and 3 pence.



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    Children:  
  1. James Serle ANDREW born 1859 at North Melbourne, Victoria  
  2. Frederick John ANDREW born 1860 at Collingwood, Victoria  
  3. Jessie Sarah Fisher ANDREW born 1862 at Emerald Hill, Victoria
 
2.   Frederick James SERLE
Born 26 Mar 1834, London, England (source unknown).
Bap 28 Dec 1834 at St Pancras dist, Frederick James, son of James & Mary Serle (ref FamilySearch).

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: Drummond Street.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Fred Serle. Age 7. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Fredrick Serle. Son. U. Age 17. Apprentice to Pianoforte Maker. Born Middlesex, St Pancras.

"Father, Fred & Edwin left London Sept 19 / 1853 in the Duke of Northumberland" (ref Eliza Serle diary)
Arrived in Victoria Jan 1854 on vessel "Duke of Northumberland" with his father.

Frederick went to New Zealand approx 1865. Frederick was a contractor and builder in New Zealand and had severe financial difficulties, firstly in 1868.

"Bankruptcy Act Notices. From the Provincial Government Gazette, June 17th. [1868]
Declarations of Insolvency.
Frederick James Serle, Dunedin, contractor. Filed, June 17th. E. F. Ward, solicitor. " (ref Otago Witness, 20 June 1868)

"In the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Otago and Southland District.
Notice is Hereby Given, that Monday, the 17th day of August instant, [1868] has been appointed by His Honor Mr Justice Chapman as a public sitting of this Honorable Court for Frederick James Serle, of Dunedin, Contractor, a Bankrupt, to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Act, 1867.
Dated this 6th day of August, 1868. Edward ffrancis Ward, Solicitor." (ref Otago Daily Times, 7 August 1868)


Frederick married 24 Jan 1878, in Dunedin, New Zealand, to Grace RICE, bc 1856.
He again had financial difficulty in 1878.

"New Insolvents
The following declarations of insolvency have been filed during the week:-
Frederick James Serle, of Dunedin, builder. Debts L317 16s 10d; assets, L235." (ref Otago Daily Times, 29 June 1878)

In 1885 both Frederick and Grace moved to Australia with the children.
"Brother Fred, June 4 returned from Dunedin 1885. Brother Fred's wife arrived in Melbourne from Dunedin Sept 5th 1885" (ref Eliza Serle diary)

Lived at Collingwood, East Melbourne and Abbotsford. Occup - contractor, pianoforte builder.

Grace died 1890 at Melbourne East (Vic reg 3247).
"Grace Serle Died March 13th 1890" (ref Eliza Serle diary)

Frederick died 1901, at Melbourne East (Vic reg 6725), buried St Kilda Cemetery. No probate found.
"Fred Serle died in the Melbourne Hospital June 28, at past 5 in the morning 1901. Buried next day at St Kilda Cemetery" (ref Eliza Serle diary)




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    Children:  
  1. Frederick Arthur SERLE born 1875 at Dunedin, New Zealand  
  2. Edwin Charles SERLE born 1877 in New Zealand  
  3. Percival Walter SERLE born 1880 in New Zealand  
  4. George Edward SERLE born 1882 at Dunedin, New Zealand  
  5. Ernest Albert SERLE born 1883 in New Zealand  
  6. Eliza Ethel SERLE born 1886 at Collingwood, Victoria
 
3.   Edwin Charles SERLE
Born 12 Oct 1837, St Pancras, London, England.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: Drummond Street.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Edwin Serle. Age 3. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Edwin Serle. Son. Age 13. Scholar. Born Middlesex, St Pancras.

"Father, Fred & Edwin left London Sept 19 / 1853 in the Duke of Northumberland" (ref Eliza Serle diary)
Arrived in Victoria Jan 1854 on vessel "Duke of Northumberland" with his father.

Died 23 Jun 1855, Victoria (Vic reg 3039), buried 25 June 1855, St Kilda Cem, Vic, C of E, B148. No probate found.



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4.   Walter Henry SERLE
Occupation: Clerk (ref M.C.), employed at McEwans, Melbourne.

Born 7 Sep 1839 at 50 Drummond St, Saint Pancras, London (ref birth certificate).

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Registration district of St Pancras. Address: Drummond Street.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Walter Serle. Age 1. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Walter Serle. Son. Age 11. Scholar. Born Middlesex, St Pancras.

Bap 2 May 1851 at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, stated age at christening 12.

Arrived in Victoria 20 Aug 1857 on the vessel "Undaunted" with his mother.

"COLLINGWOOD EASTER SPORTS. A GRAND PLAIN DRESS BALL Will be held In the Marquee (which has been floored for the occasion), on EASTER MONDAY, On the Collingwood Recreation Ground. For the Benefit of Hospital and Asylum. Double tickets, 5s., can be had of Kidney Brothers, Smith-street; J.M.Binge, Brunswick-street; J.S. Carlisle, Gertrude-street; and W.H. Serle, Victoria Hotel, Napier-street. W.H. SERLOE, Hon. Sec." (The Argus 27 March 1866)

Marr 11 Mar 1868, at 48 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic Aus (Vic reg 952) to Kate GROCOCK, born 10 Mar 1852, at London England (dau of William Henry GROCOCK and Emily WATSON). Kate was born at 7 Westbourne Park Road, Paddington, London (ref marriage cert). She arrived in Victoria on the vessel "Sussex" in Nov 1855. Refer to GROCOCK page.

In 1875 they were living at Powlett St East Melbourne at the birth of son Edwin.
Lived at 48 Napier St Fitzroy, and Powlett St East Melbourne. Built (c1888) and lived at "Harrow", 26 Shakespeare Grove, St James Park, Hawthorn.

"Walter left for England Feb 26th 1885. Brother Walter & family arrived in Melbourne from England Jan 18th 1886." (ref Eliza Serle diary)

Walter died 23 Feb 1921, Kew (Vic reg 2188), buried Boroondara, Kew. Buried CofE#315 "In loving memory of Walter Henry Serle Born in England 1839 Died 1921 He giveth his beloved sleep And of his wife Kate Serle Born in England 1852 Died 1938 And of their son Edwin Hamilton Serle O.B.E. Born 1875 - Died 1945".

Walter is commemorated by a stained glass window in the east wall of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kew, Victoria. His will is online at the PROV website.

In later years Kate lived at "Harrow", Glenferrie Rd, Kew. Kate died 20 July 1938 at Kew (Vic reg 6286), buried Boroondara, Kew. The house still exists (2009) at 849 Glenferrie Road, three houses down from College Place on the Western side. It had previously been numbered 146 (in 1910) and 29 (in 1921 & 1930 & 1938).

"KEW. THIS DAY. At Eleven O'Clock on the Premises, 29 GLENFERRIE ROAD, KEW (North of Barker's Road, Opposite M.L.C.) EXECUTORS' SALE BY AUCTION. Under Instructions from the Executors in the Estate of the Late Kate Serle and W. H. Serle. LARGE BRICK RESIDENCE. Containing 8 Rooms. Bathroom, Kitchen, Scullery. LAND 60ft. X 198ft. TERMS. Quarter Cash, Balance Within 12 Months, Interest at 5 Per Cent. TITLE CERTIFICATE. Also, Immediately Following the Sale of the Property. THE WHOLE OF THE FURNISHINGS. Total of 350 Lots. Catalogues at Sale. K GARDNER AND LANG Pty Ltd, 80 Swanston Street, C1. Cent. 6140 (6 lines). " (The Argus 10 Oct 1938)

The following is an extract from the autobiography of their son Percival.
"My mother thus motherless (due to a accident) at six years of age, was sent to a boarding school in Melbourne and seems to have been kindly treated. Her formal education was probably sketchy, but she read voraciously and acquired much miscellaneous knowledge. She became a good pianist and singer, her voice being quite naturally produced.
My father who was thirteen years older would take her out sometimes to entertainments and was very fond of the clever little girl. She remained at school until she was approaching sixteen, and it would have been a problem to her father what was to become of her. There were few occupations open to girls in those days and all were poorly paid. Marriage was practically the only career really considered desirable, and I have no doubt that marriage to my father was felt to be a very happy solution. There was probably no thought of her attempting to carry her musical education further, and during her twenties and thirties she was bearing and bringing up children, making most of the children's clothes herself, and doing part of the cooking (we always had a general servant). She was an attractive woman. Her features were all possibly a little too large for absolute beauty, but with her bright golden hair and good complexion she was very good-looking. She had a vivid personality, was much interested in people, and fond of music, the theatre, and dancing. She lost a large amount of her sight when she was about fifty, thirty years later she fainted, broke her hip and never walked again, and for about three years before her death at the age of 86 was nearly blind. Yet she was always courageous. One grievance she at times nursed a little. Having married a day after she became sixteen she felt she had never had a girlhood. But the circumstances were exceptional. Her mother was dead, her father often away, and she had no other relations in Australia. After all, she was fortunate in marrying a good man who never lost his affection for her."
FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.



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Walter Henry Serle


Kate Serle nee Grocock

    Children:  
  1. Herbert Henry SERLE born 1869 at Collingwood, Victoria  
  2. Percival SERLE born 1871 at Elsternwick, Victoria  
  3. Walter Henry SERLE born 1873 at South Melbourne, Victoria  
  4. Edwin Hamilton SERLE born 1875 at Melbourne, Victoria  
  5. Harold James SERLE born 1879 at East Melbourne, Victoria
 
5.   Jessie Agnes SERLE
Born 3 Mar 1843, 50 Drummond St, St Pancras, London, England.
Her birth reg Jun qtr 1843 as Jesse Agnes at St Pancras dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of Saint Pancras. Borough of Marylebone. Address: 5 Gloucester Place, Saint Pancras.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Jessy Serle. Dau. Age 8. Scholar. Born Middlesex, St Pancras.

Arrived in Victoria 20 Aug 1857 on the "Undaunted" with her mother.

Jessie Agnes is listed as the Licensee of the Devonshire Arms Hotel, 36 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, Victoria, at Oct 1861 (ref Vol 4, pg 104, Cole/Tetlow index of hotel records, State Library of Victoria online).

Died 1861, Victoria, Aus (Vic reg 8494), buried 18 Oct 1861, St Kilda Cem, Vic, C of E B 148, not married.
Engaged but not married at the time of her death.
"DEATHS. SERLE. - On the 17th inst., at the Devonshire Arms Hotel, Fitzroy street, Fitzroy, Jessie Agnes, the beloved daughter of James and Mary Serle, aged eighteen years seven months." (ref The Argus Fri 18 Oct 1861, Trove)




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    Issue of Eliza Serle and Robert Horsman  
1.   Frederick James Serle HORSMAN
Birth reg Mar qtr 1844, Manchester, England (ref FreeBMD records).

Ref 1851 census. Hampshire, England. Address Rectory Lodge, Hamble le Rice.
Together with his parents, brother, grandfather and assumed aunt:
Fredric J S Horsman. Son. Age 7. Born Hants, Winchester.

Mentioned in his grandfather's will, 1854.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Marylebone. Address: No 3 New Church, St Marylebone, London.
Together with his mother and others:
Frederick Harsman. Son. Un. Age 17. Shopman. Born Hampshire.

Married 8 Sep 1866 at Saint Luke, Chelsea, London to Louisa SMITH (ref IGI). Marr reg Sep qtr 1866 at Chelsea dist (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 8 Sep 1866 at St Luke Chelsea; Frederick was aged 23, bachelor, Nursery Clerk, son of Robert Horsman, Nurseryman; Louisa was aged 22, spinster, dau of Thomas Smith (deceased), Gentleman; both were of 7 Salamanca Terrace; witnesses were John Barnard & Fanny Eliza Lyndon (ref Ancestry London Marriages). She was born c1846 at Oxford, dau of Thomas Smith (date uncertain).

Ref 1871 census. London, England. Civil Parish of Fulham. Address: Pomona Place, Fulham.
Together with children Edith A D (3), Flora A J (1):
Fred Jas S Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 27. Nurserymans Clerk. Born Hants, Winchester.
Louisa Horsman. Wife. Mar. Age 25. Born Oxford.

Mentioned in letter from his father 1874.

Ref 1881 census. Essex, England. Parish of Lexden. Address: Belle Vue Rd Private House.
Together with children Edith (13), Flora (11), Fredk (9), Louisa (7), Mabel (5) and a visitor:
Fredk. Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 37. Scientific Botanist. Born Hants, Winchester.
Louise Horsman. Wife. Mar. Age 34. Botanist wife. Born Oxford, Oxford.

Ref 1891 census. Essex, England. Parish of Lexden. Town of Cochester. Address: 13 Belle Vue Rd, Lexden.
Together with children Edith (28), Flora (21), Reginald (9):
Fredrick J S Horsman. Head. M. Age 47. Botanist. Born Winchester.
Louise Horsman. Wife. M. Age 44. Born Oxford.

Frederick's death was reg June qtr 1894 at Colchester District age 50 (ref FreeBMD).
"HORSMAN Frederick James Serle of Colchester botanist died 2 June 1894 Probate Ipswich 4 July to Louisa Horsman widow Effects 1490 15s. 9d." (Ancestry National Probate)
"IN MEMORIAM. In Loving Memory of Frederick James Serle Horsman, of Hollybrook, Colchester, who fell asleep on June 2nd, 1894. 'Until the day dawn.' " (British Newspaper Archive, Essex Standard, Sat 1 Jun 1895)

Ref 1901 census. Essex, England. Parish of Colchester. Address: 38 Belle Vue Rd, Colchester.
Together with children Louise (24), John (19):
Louisa Horsman. Head. Wid. Age 53. Born Oxfordshire, Oxford.

Louisa's death reg Mar qtr 1910 at Colchester Dist aged 62 (ref FreeBMD).
"HORSMAN Louisa of 51 Bergholt-road Colchester widow died 15 March 1910 Probate London 30 April to Flora Agnes Vaughan Batchelor (wife of William Acheson Batchelor). Effects 1109 2s. Resworn 1163 2s." (Ancestry National Probate)



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    Children:  
  1. Edith Adele Dunsford HORSMAN born 1867 at Fulham  
  2. Flora Agnes Vaughan HORSMAN born 1870 at Fulham  
  3. Frederick Robert Serle HORSMAN born 1871 at Fulham  
  4. Louise Maud M. HORSMAN born 1874 at Fulham  
  5. Mabel Alice HORSMAN born 1875 at Colchester  
  6. Reginald John Easton HORSMAN born 1881 at Colchester
 
2.   Robert William HORSMAN
Birth reg Jun qtr 1845 at Winchester, Hampshire (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Hampshire, England. Address Rectory Lodge, Hamble le Rice.
Together with his parents, brother, grandfather and assumed aunt:
Robert W. Horsman. Son. Age 6. Born Hants, Winchester.

Mentioned in his grandfather's will 1854.

Not found in 1861 census.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1866 at New Forest District, Hampshire, of Robert W Horsman to Eliza GIBSON (ref FreeBMD). Her birth was reg Sep qtr 1843 at New Forest Dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Hampshire, England. Civil Parish of Eling. Town of Longdown. Address: Eling.
Together with his parents:
Robert Wm Horsman. Son. Mar. Age 26. Assistant. Born Hants, Winchester.
Eliza Horsman. Dau in Law. Mar. Age 27. Born Hants, Fawley.

Mentioned in letter from his father 1874. Mentioned in letter 1885.

Ref 1881 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Southampton St Mary. Address: 25 Oxford St, Southampton.
Robert W. Horsman. Head. Mar. Age 36. Seedsman. Born Hants, Winchester.
Eliza Horsman. Wife. Age 37. Born Hants on the Water.

Ref 1891 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Eling. Address: Eling.
Robert W Horseman. Head. M. Age 46. Surveyor. Born Hants, Winchester.
Eliza Horseman. Wife. M. Age 47. Born Hants, Fawley.
Frederick H Lam. Nephew. Age 4. Born Hants, Southampton.
Plus boarders and servants.

Ref 1901 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Colbury. Address: Lyndhurst Rd, Colbury.
Together with Robert's father and a servant:
Robert W Horsman. Head. M. Age 56. Landscape Gardener. Born Hants, WInchester.
Eliza Horsman. Wife. M. Age 57. Born At Sea.

Ref 1911 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Southampton. Address: 18 Ordnance Road Southampton.
In the home of Mary Ann Kingcome Lane (52):
Eliza Horsman. Visitor. Widow. Age 67. Private Means. Born Hants Fawley.

Robert's death reg Dec qtr 1909 (as Horsman) at N.Forest Dist aged 65 (ref FreeBMD).
"HORSMAN Robert William of Serles Croft Lyndhurst-road Hampshire died 3 October 1909 Administration London 9 February to Eliza Horsman widow. Effects 1102 7s. 2d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
Eliza's death reg Dec qtr 1918 (as Horsman) at N.Forest Dist age 76 (ref FreeBMD).
"HORSMAN Eliza of Serlescroft Lyndhurst-road Colbury Hampshire widow died 20 December 1918 Probate London 12 February to Mary Ann Kingcome Lane (wife of John Lane) and Vernon Henry Gibson clerk. Effects 1996 1s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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    Issue of Thomas John Serle and Jane Florence Neithercott  
1.   Thomas John Neithercott SERLE
Born 1836, Starcross, England.
Bap 7 Aug 1836 in Starcross Parish, Devon, England (ref IGI records).

1841 census not found. Presumably in London as sister Augusta had been born there.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Thomas Serle. Son. U. Age 16. Carpenter's Apprentice. Born Devon, Starcross.

Mentioned in grandfather's will 1854.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Thomas Serle. Son. Un. Age 24. Carpenter. Born Starcross, Devon.

Not found in 1871 or 1881 census. Alive 1874. Died before 1892. Not married.

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2.   Edwin Charles SERLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1839 at Whitechapel dist, London (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 1 Jan 1839 at Holy Trinity In The Minories, London, England.
Death reg Mar qtr 1839 at Whitechapel dist, London (ref FreeBMD).

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3.   Augusta Caroline SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1840 at London, England (ref FreeBMD).

1841 census not found. Presumably in London

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Augusta Serle. Daur. U. Age 12. Born London City.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with her parents and 5 siblings:
Augusta Serle. Daur. Un. Age 20. Born London, City.

The marriage was reg in Jun qtr 1863 between Augusta Caroline Serle and Charles Henry EVANS at St George Southwark District, Surrey (ref freeBMD). Charles was born c1827, St Osyth, Essex, England (ref 1881 census).

Ref 1871 census. London, England. Civil Parish of Mile End Old Town. Address: 38 Bancroft Road, Mile End.
Together with children Rosetta (3), Frederick C (1) and a servant:
Charles H Evans. Head. Mar. Age 40. Gentleman. Born Essex.
Augusta J Evans. Wife. Mar. Age 28. Born Middlesex, St Mary Axe.

Mentioned in letter 1874 (as Augustus).

Ref 1881 census. Kent, England. Parish of Milton in Gravesend. Address: Ivy House, Kent.
Together with children Walter S (5), Augustus (8), Frederick (11), Elfrida (1), Rosetta (13), Florence (16) and a servant:
Charles Henry Evans, Head, M, age 54, born St Osyth, Essex, England, occupation Income Derived from Property.
Augusta C. Evans, Wife, M, age 39, born London, Middlesex, England.

Charles died 7 May 1884. Death reg of Charles Henry Evans Jun qtr 1884 at Hackney dist aged 58 (ref FreeBMD).
"EVANS Charles Henry. Personal Estate 239 19s. 8d. 25 March [1891]. The Will of Charles Henry Evans formerly of Ivy House Old-Dover-road Gravesend in the County of Kent but late of 15 Heathland-road Stoke Newington in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 7 May 1884 at 15 Heathland-road was proved at the Principal Registry by Augusta Caroline Evans of Warwick House Highroad Leytonstone in the County of Essex Widow the Relict one of the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

Ref 1891 census. Essex, England. Parish of Leyton. Address: Warwick House, Leyton.
Together with children Rosetta (22), Frederick (21), Augustus (18), Walter (15), Elfreda (11), Constance (9):
Augusta Evans. Head. Wid. Age 45. Living on own means. (no birthplace)

Ref 1901 census. London, England. Parish of Greenwich. Address: 2 Fern Villas, Charlton Road, Greenwich.
Together with children Walter S (25), Elfrida M (21), Constance G (18) and granddaughter Faith Waterland (8), dau of Rosetta:
Augusta B Evans. Head. Wid. Age 51. Born St Mary Axe, Middlesex.

Augusta died 13 May 1901. Augusta's death reg Jun qtr 1901 (as Augusta Caroline) at Greenwich Dist aged 60 (ref FreeBMD).
"EVANS Augusta Caroline of 2 Fern-villas Charlton-road Blackheath Kent widow died 13 May 1901 Administration London 21 August [1901] to Walter Sydney Evans [son] builder Effects 113 1s." (ref Ancestry National Probate)





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    Children:  
  1. Florence Augusta Jane EVANS born 1864 at Mile End, Middlesex  
  2. Rosetta EVANS born 1868 at Mile End, Middlesex  
  3. Frederick Charles T. EVANS born 1870 at Mile End, Middlesex  
  4. Augustus Charles EVANS born 1873 at Mile End, Middlesex
  5. Walter Sydney EVANS born 1876 at Gravesend, Kent  
  6. Elfrida May EVANS born 1879 at Gravesend, Kent  
  7. Constance Grace EVANS born 1881 at Gravesend, Kent
 
4.   Frederick William Dunsford SERLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1843 in London (ref FreeBMD).
By the time of his marriage, Frederick spelt his name 'Dunceford'.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Frederic Serle. Son. U. Age 8. Born London City.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Frederick Serle. Son. Un. Age 18. Bricklayer. Born London, City.

Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of West Ham. Manor House Estate. Address: 6 Belgrave Villas, West Ham.
Together with his parents and 2 siblings:
Frederick Serle. Son. Unm. Age 27. Builder. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Mile End Old Town. Address: 7 Blomfield Rd, Mile End.
Frederick Serle. Head. Mar. Age 36. Builder. Born Middlesex, St Mary Axe.
Isabella Serle. Wife. Mar. Age 35. Born Middlesex, Camberwell. [see below, marriage occurred later]
Frederick Serle. Son. Age 2. Born Middlesex, Limehouse.
Isabella Davis. Visitor. Age 8. Born Middlesex, Limehouse. [her daughter]

Marriage reg Mar qtr 1886 at St George in the East District of Frederick William Dunceford Serle to Isabella DAVIES nee HURST; the marriage was 12 Jan 1886 at Christ Church, St George's E; Frederick was full age, Bachelor, Builder, of 14 Sutton Street, S Georges E, son of Thomas John Serle, Builder; Isabella was full age, Widow, of Zion Square Whitechapel, dau of Rowland Hurst, Gas fitter (ref Ancestry London Marriages with the name given as Hurst, but earlier records have HIRST).

Birth reg of Isabella Hannah HIRST Dec qtr 1846 at Whitechapel dist, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD). On 11 Mar 1867 at St George the Martyr, Southwark she had married Joseph Henry DAVIES (ref Ancestry London Marriages) and they had several children including Joseph H Davies bc1868 (in the 1871 census, not found elsewhere), Roland H Davies bc1870 (in the 1871 census) who died 1880 aged 9 at St Geo East dist, and Isabella Davies (see later). Isabella's husband Joseph died Dec qtr 1873 at Mile End dist aged 27 (ref FreeBMD), but for some reason although she was living with Frederick by 1879, they did not marry until 1886.

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of St George in the East. Registration dist of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Sq.
Together with stepdaughter Isabella Davies (27 but must have been 17)
Fredk Serles. Head. Mar. Age 46. Builder. Born Devonshire.
Isabella Serles. Wife. Mar. Age 47. Born London.

In 1892 Frederick was his father's executor:
"SERLE Thomas John of 1 Carlisle Villas Bow Road Middlesex builder died 7 August 1892 Probate London 8 November to Frederick William Dunceford Serle builder Effects 5247 13s 3d". (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1901 census. Essex, England. Parish of South Benfleet. Registration district of Rochford. Address: 2 Isabell Villa, South Benfleet.
Fredk W D Serle. Head. M. Age 58. Builder. Born St Mary Ax City.
Isabella Serle. Wife. M. Age 54. Born Mile End.
Walter Serle. Brother. S. Age 42. Born St Georges E.
[all indexed as Sule]
Davis Labell. Grandson. Age 7. Born St Georges E. [really hard to read, could be Pavell or other]

Frederick died 23 Dec 1909. Death reg of Frederick W D Serle Dec qtr 1909 at Rochford District, Essex aged 65 (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Frederick William Dunceford of Hopes Green South Benfleet Essex died 22 December 1909 Probate London 6 April to Isabella Serle widow. Effects 1122 6s. 1d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1911 census. Essex, England. Parish of South Benfleet. Registration district of Rochford. Address: 2 isabella Villas Hopes Green South Benfleet.
Isabella Serle. Head. Widow. Age 64. Private Means. Born London Mile End. Mar 30 years, children 2 dead (probable error for 2 alive).
Isabella Bryant. Dau. Mar 13 years. Age 37. Born London Commercial Rd. No children.
Joseph Isabell (?). Adopted Son. Age 17. Labourer to house builder. Born London Wapping.
Together with a boarder.

Isabella's death reg Sep qtr 1919 at Rochford dist aged 72 (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Isabella of 2 Isabella-villas Hopes Green South Benfleet Essex widow died 22 September 1919 Probate London 3 December to Alfred John Henry Prevost auctioneer and valuer. Effects 2566 7s. 3d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)




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    Child:  
  1. Frederick SERLE born c1879
 
5.   Selina Agnes Dunsford SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1845, London, England (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Selina Serle. Daur. U. Age 5. Born London City.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with her parents and 5 siblings:
Selina Serle. Daur. Un. Age 15. Scholar. Born London, City.

Married Mar qtr 1868 at Stepney of Selina Agnes Dunsford Serle to James HEDGER (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 8 Jan 1868 (the original has the wrong year of 1867) at the parish church at Stepney; James was aged 27, Bachelor, School Master, of 17 Bancroft Road, son of John Wood Hedger, School Master; Selina was aged 22, Spinster, of 17 Bancroft Road, dau of Thomas John Serle, Builder (ref Ancestry London Marriages). Bap of James Hedger 7 Jun 1840 at Great Ilford, Essex, son of John Wood Hedger & Maria (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings), not found in FreeBMD. James appears in the 1851 census at Barking, Essex with his mother Maria and many siblings including Henry (23) who went on to father Arthur James Hedger who married James and Selina's daughter Agnes Blanche, ie cousins married.

Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of Barking. Address: Ilford Ho Academy, Great Ilford.
Together with children Adeline (1), Ernest (4), other Hedger relatives, Selina's brother Walter and many other pupils:
James Hedger. Head. Mar. Age 31. Schoolmaster. Born Essex, Ilford.
Selina Hedger. Wife. Mar. Age 24. Born Middlesex, London, St Mary's Axe.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Southwark St George Martyr. Address: 208 Old Kent Road, London.
[All indexed as Hadler]
Together with children Adeline (11), Blanche (7), Percy (6), Mabel (4), Maud (3), Harold (4mo) and a general servant:
James Hedger. Head. Mar. Age 40. Private Tutor Teacher. Born Essex, Iyoro.
Selina Hedger. Wife. Mar. Age 35. School Mistress. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of Stratford Le Bow St Mary. Address: 153 Bow Rd, St Mary Stratford.
Together with her father Thomas Serle (79) and a listing for Selina Hedger (15) who is probably Selina's dau Mabel:
Selina Hedger. Daur. Age 42. Marr. Born London City.
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Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of Bromley. Ecclesiastical parish of St Mary. Town of Tower Hamlet. Registration district of Poplar. Address: 132 Devon's Rd, Bromley.
Together with children Maud (13), Harold (10), Gertrude (8), Ethel (7):
James Hedger. Head. Widr. Age 50. Accountant. Born Essex, Ilford. [presumably a mistake, not widowed]

By 31 July 1893, James had died; he was a deceased Law Writer in dau Adeline's marriage.
James's death is probably the one reg Sep qtr 1893 at Whitechapel aged 52 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1901 census. London, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Stratford Bow. Address: 30 Fairfield Rd.
Together with children Harold (20), Ethel (16):
Selina Hedger. Head. Wid. Age 52. Living on own means. Born London City.

Ref 1911 census. Essex, England. Parish of East Ham. Registration district of West Ham. Address: 366 Romford Road Forest Gate E.
Together with children Harold Walter (30), Ethel (26):
Selina A D Hedger. Head. Widow. Age 65. Independent. Born St Mary Ave City. [No information about children.]

In 1914 Selina was an executor for her brother Walter.
"SERLE Walter of The Retreat Witham Essex died 7 April 1914 Administration London 15 June to Selina Agnes Dunceford Hedger widow. Effects 466 13s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Selina died 24 Jul 1918 at Rochford. Death reg of Selina A D Hedger Sep qtr 1918 at Rochford dist, Essex aged 72 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEDGER Selina Agnes Dunceford of 366 Romford-road Essex widow died 24 July 1918 Administration London 25 September to Ethel Hedger spinster. Effects 313 6s." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [Her daughter.]



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    Children:  
  1. Ernest HEDGER born c1867 in Great Ilford, Essex  
  2. Ada Selina J. S. HEDGER born 1869 at Romford dist, Essex  
  3. Adeline Victoria HEDGER born 1870 at Great Ilford, Essex  
  4. Blanche HEDGER born c1874 at Iyoro, Essex  
  5. Percy Thomas S. HEDGER born 1875 at Forest Hill, Kent  
  6. Sophia Mabel HEDGER born 1876 at Stratford, Essex  
  7. Maud Neithercotte HEDGER born 1878 at Bow, Middlesex  
  8. Harold Walter HEDGER born 1881 at Peckham, Surrey  
  9. Gertrude HEDGER born c1883 at Bow, London  
  10. Ethel HEDGER born 1884 at Bromley le Bow, London
 
6.   Jane Neithercott SERLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1850 at St Geo East District, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 47 Wellclose Square, St George.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Jane Serle. Daur. U. Age 1. Born Middlesex, St George.

Death reg of Jane Nethercott Serle in Mar qtr 1854 at St Geo E District (ref FreeBMD).



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7.   James Albert Ernest SERLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1853 at St Geo East District, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
James Serle. Son. Un. Age 7. Scholar. Born London, City.

Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of West Ham. Manor House Estate. Address: 6 Belgrave Villas, West Ham.
Together with his parents and 2 siblings:
James Serle. Son. Unm. Age 17. Carpenter. Born Middlesex.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Bow. Address: 153 Bow Road, London.
Together with his father and one brother:
James Serle. Son. Unm. Age 26. Builder. Born Middlesex, St Georges East.

Not married.
Death reg (as James Ernest A. Serle) Dec qtr 1884 at Poplar District age 29 (ref FreeBMD).



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8.   Walter SERLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1857 at St Geo East District, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St George in the East. Address: 35 Wellclose Square.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Walter Serle. Son. Un. Age 4. Scholar. Born St George E Middlesex. [indexed as Waller]

There are two records of Walter Serle in the 1871 census and it is possible he was listed at both.
Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of West Ham. Manor House Estate. Address: 6 Belgrave Villas, West Ham.
Together with his parents and 2 brothers:
Walter Serle. Son. Age 13. Scholar. Born Middlesex.
AND
Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of Barking. Address: Ilford Ho Academy, Great Ilford.
Together with James Hedger, schoolmaster, and Selina Hedger (Walter's sister) and many other pupils:
Walter Serle. Pupil. Unm. Age 14. Scholar. Born Middlesex, St Geo E.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Bow. Address: 153 Bow Road, London.
Together with his father and brother:
Walter Serle. Son. Unm. Age 23. Income from House Property. Born Middlesex, St Georges East.

Ref 1891 census. Essex, England. Parish of Canvey Island. Registration dist of Rochford. Address: (?) Farm.
Walter Searl. Head. Unm. Age 30. Born Bow London. Idiot.
Together with a servant.

Ref 1901 census. Essex, England. Parish of South Benfleet. Registration district of Rochford. Address: 2 Isabell Villa, South Benfleet.
Together with his brother Frederick, wife and family:
Walter Serle. Brother. S. Age 42. Born St Georges E. [all indexed as Sule]

Ref 1911 census. Essex, England. Parish of Witham. Registration district of Braintree. Address: Private Asylum, Marldon Road Wilham Essex.
Walter Serle. Patient. S. Age 53.

Walter died 7 Apr 1914. Death reg of Walter Serle Jun qtr 1914 at Braintree dist, Essex (ref FreeBMD).
"SERLE Walter of The Retreat Witham Essex died 7 April 1914 Administration London 15 June to Selina Agnes Dunceford Hedger widow. Effects 466 13s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [His sister.]



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    Issue of John Searle and Mary Ann Cornish  
1.   Jane SEARLE
Born 14 Jul 1818, bap 19 Jul 1818 at Kenton, Jane, dau of John & Mary Anne Searle, abode East Town, Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: 5 Wellington Row Queens Hotel.
Together with aunt (by marriage) Jane Searle and her family:
Jane Searle. Niece. Age 28. Barmaid. Born Devon Kenton.



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2.   Sarah Baker SEARLE
Born 17 Nov 1820, bap 18 Feb 1821 at Kenton, Sarah Baker, dau of John & Mary Searle, abode Kenton, Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of St Martin in the Fields. Registration district of St Martin in the Fields. Address: 3&4 Durham St.
Together with uncle Samuel Searle, his wife and other relatives:
Sarah Searle. Niece. Un. Age 30. Barmaid. Born Devon Kenton.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1860 at St Thomas dist, Devon of Sarah Baker Searle to Thomas NOSWORTHY (ref FreeBMD).



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3.   John SEARLE
Born 24 Aug 1822, bap 15 Sep 1822 at Kenton, John and James, sons of John and Mary Anne Serle; abode South Town, Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).
Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with his parents and brother:
John Searle. Age 15. Butcher. Born in Devon.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1848 at St Thomas dist, Devon of John Searle to Ann PARR (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 18 Jun 1848 at St Thomas, Exeter; John was full age, bachelor, Butcher, residence St Thomas, son of John Searle, Butcher; Ann was full age, spinster, Dress Maker, residence St Thomas, dau of George Parr, Labourer; she signed her name "Ann"; witnesses John Tootell, George Parr (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Ann Parr 24 Mar 1822 at Crediton, Devon, dau of George & Mary Parr, residence Crediton, Laborer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with his father, and son John (5):
John Searle. Son. Mar. Age 28. Born Devon Kenton.
Anne Searle. Dau in Law. Mar. Age 29. Born Devon Exeter.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
John Searle. Head. Mar. Age 39. Butcher. Born Devon Kenton.
Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 39. Dress Maker. Born Devon Crediton.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
John Searle. Head. Mar. Age 48. Butcher. Born Devon Kenton.
Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 49. Born Devon Crediton.

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    Child:  
  1. John SEARLE born 1847 at Kenton, Devon
 
4.   James SEARLE
Born 24 Aug 1822, bap 15 Sep 1822 at Kenton, John and James, sons of John and Mary Anne Serle; abode South Town, Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).
Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with his parents and brother:
James Searle. Age 15. Carpenter. Born in Devon.

Marr (1) reg Sep qtr 1844 at Newton Abbot dist of James Searle to Ann SIMES (ref FreeBMD). She was born c1821 at Dawlish, Devon (ref census), dau of Robert and Ann (ref 1841 census).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with sons John (5), James (2 wks), father in law Robert Sims (65), aunt Jane Babbage (56):
James Searle. Head. Mar. Age 29. Carpenter Jour. Born Devon Kenton.
Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 30. Born Devon Dawlish.

Death reg of Anne Searle Jun qtr 1856 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Ann Searle 24 May 1856 at West Teignmouth aged 35; abode West Teignmouth (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Marr (2) reg Mar qtr 1858 at Newton Abbot dist of James Searle to Mary Ann RUDALL (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 29th Mar 1858 at the parish of West Teignmouth; James was aged 35, widower, Carpenter, residence West Teignmouth, son of John Searle, Butcher; Mary was aged 43, widow, residence West Teignmouth, dau of William Tancock, Farmer; witnesses Louisa Ann Rudall, William Parsons (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Mary Ann TANCOCK was born c1813 at Ide, Devon (ref census); she was previously married in 1836 to Robert Rudall, who died in 1848.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of West Teignmouth. Town of Teignmouth. Registration District of Newton Abbot. Address: Bitton St.
Together with his sons James (10), Robert (7) and various members of her family:
James Searle. Head. Mar. Age 40. Carpenter. Born Kenton Devon.
Mary Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 44. Shop Keeper. Born Ide Devon.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of West Teignmouth. Registration dist of Newton Abbot. Address: Bitton Street.
James Searl. Head. Mar. Age 52. Carpenter. Born Devon Kenton.
Mary A Searl. Wife. Mar. Age 52. Born Devon Ide.

In 1873, administration of Robert Rudall's Will was obtained; he had died in 1848.
"RUDALL Robert. Effects under 100. 28 August [1873] Administration of the effects of Robert Rudall late of Teignmouth in the County of Devon Tide-waiter who died 22 August 1848 at Teignmouth was granted at Exeter to Mary Ann Searle (Wife of James Searle, Joiner) (formerly Rudall, Widow) of Teignmouth the Relict." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration District of Newton Abbot. Address: Dawlish St No 31.
James Searle. Head. Mar. Age 61. Joiner. Born Devon Kenton.
Mary Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 66. Born Devon Ide.
Together with her son William Ruddal and granddau Elizabeth Pennington (7) and 2 boarders.

James died between 1881 and 1891, record not found.

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration dist of Newton Abbot. Address: 29 Dawlish St.
Together with her granddau Sarah E Pennington (17):
Mary A Searle. Head. Wid. Age 77. Born Devon Ide.

Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration District of Newton Abbot. Address: 26 Dawlish St.
Together with her granddau Sarah E Pennington (27) and 3 lodgers:
Mary A Searle. Grandmother. Wid. Age 86. Born Devon Ide nr Exeter.

Death reg of Mary Ann Searle Mar qtr 1903 at Newton Abbot dist aged 88 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.



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    Children of James and Ann:  
  1. John SEARLE born c1846 at Dawlish, Devon  
  2. James SEARLE born 1851 at Kenton, Devon  
  3. Robert SEARLE born 1854 at West Teignmouth, Devon
 
5.   Mary Ann SEARLE
Born 8 May 1826, bap 7 Jun 1826 at Kenton, Marianne, dau of John and Marianne Searle; abode South Town, Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

 
    Issue of James Searle and Sarah unknown  
1.   Edwin SEARLE
Edwin or Edward Canterbury Searle born c1833 in Exeter, Devon was Margaret Braddock's great grandfather. She does not know the source of the name.
No baptism found in fmp.

Ref 1841 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke. Registration district of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with his parents:
Edwin Searle. Age 8. Not born in Middlesex.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke Old Street. Registration dist of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with his widowed father:
Edwin Searle. Son. Age 18. Carman Journeyman. Born Devon Exeter.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of St Luke. Registration district of St Luke. Address: 91 Milton St.
Together with his widowed father:
Edward Searle. Son. Unm. Age 28. Carman/master. Born Devon Exeter.

There is a death Jun qtr 1878 at Holborn, Middlesex of Edwin John C. Searle aged 44 which may be him.



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    Issue of George Searle and Mary Cann  
1.   George SEARLE
Born 14 Dec 1830 (ref KPR). Bap 2 Jan 1831 in Kenton Parish, Devon, England (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Born 14 Dec 1830, bap 2 Jan 1831 at Kenton, George, son of George & Mary Searle; abode Kenton; Laborer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
George Searle. Age 10. Born in Devon.
Not found in 1851 census.

Ref 1861 census. Shropshire, England. Civil Parish of Hinton. Address: Hinton.
In the home of Robert P C Halston (30), Magistrate Landed Propr:
George Searle. Serv. Unm. Age 31. Footman. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1871 census. Shropshire, England. Civil Parish of Hinton. Address: Hinton Hall.
In the home of Robert P Ethelston (40), Justice of the Peace, Land Owner.
George Searle. Serv. Unm. Age 40. Domestic Servant Butler. Born Devonshire, Kenton.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 47 South St, Exeter Holy Trinity.
Together with his sister Ann (Conibear) and her family and other relatives:
George Searle. Wife's Brother. Unm. Age 50. Formerly Butcher. Born Kenton, Devon.

George died 31 May 1881. Death reg of George Searle Jun qtr 1881 at Exeter dist aged 50 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE George. Personal Estate 782 7s. 9d. 4 July [1881]. Administration of the Personal Estate of George Searle late of 47 South-street Exeter in the County of Devon Bachelor who died 31 May 1881 at 47 South-street was granted at the Principal Registry to William Cann Searle of High-street Barnet in the County of Middlesex Upholsterer the Brother and one of the Next of Kin." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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2.   Henry SEARLE
Born 8 Sep 1832 (ref KPR and K IGI records). Bap 6 Oct 1833 in Kenton Parish (ref KPR and K IGI records).
Born 8 Sep 1832, bap 6 Oct 1833 at Kenton, Henry, son of George & Mary Searle; residence Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Henry Searle. Age 7. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Cot, Powderham.
Together with his mother and sister:
Henry Searle. Son. U. Age 17. Born Devon, Kenton.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1857 at Plymouth Dist to Eliza SAMPSON (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 8 Nov 1857 at Plymouth St Andrew; Henry was aged 24, bachelor, Coachman, residence 1 Union Street, son of George Searle, Coachman; Eliza was aged 27, spinster, residence 2 Princess Square, dau of Oliver Sampson, Hind; witnesses Daniel James, Philadelphia Jane Lang (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Eliza Sampson 5 Sep 1830 at Bow, Devon, dau of Oliver & Elizabeth Sampson; Husbandman; residence Moor Lane in Bow (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1861 census. Cornwall, England. Civil Parish of Kenwyn. Address: Castle St, Truro.
Together with children Caroline (3), George S (1) and 2 lodgers:
Henry Searle. Head. Mar. Age 27. Porter on Railway. Born Devonshire, Kenton.
Eliza Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 29. Born Devonshire, Bow.

Ref 1871 census. Cornwall, England. Civil Parish of Penzance. Town of Penzance. Address: 16 Leskinnick Terr, Penzance.
Together with children Fredrick (7), Caroline (4), Eliza (2) and 2 boarders and a visitor:
Henry Searle. Head. Mar. Age 37. Railway Guard. Born Kinton, Devon.
Eliza Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Bow, Devon.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 47 South St, Exeter Holy Trinity.
Together with his sister Ann (Conibear) and her family and other relatives incl elder brother George who died a month later:
Henry Searle. Wife's Brother. Mar. Age 47. Railway Guard. Born Kenton, Devon.
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Ref 1881 census. Cornwall, England. Civil Parish of Madron, Penzance. Address: 16 Leskinnick Terr, Penzance.
Together with children Fredk W (17), Caroline Elizth (14), Eliza Sampson (12), and her mother Betsey Sampson (84):
Eliza Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Railway Guard's Wife. Born Devonshire.

Ref 1891 census. Cornwall, England. Parish of Penzance. Address: 16 Leskinnick Ter, Penzance.
Together with children Frederick W (27), caroline E (24), Eliza S (22):
Henry Searle. Head. M. Age 57. Railway Guard. Born Devon, Kenton.
Eliza Searle. Wife. M. Age 60. Born Devon, Bow.

Henry died 13 Dec 1893. Henry's death reg Dec qtr 1893 at Penzance Dist age 60 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Henry of 16 Leskinnick-terrace Penzance passenger guard died 13 December 1893 Administration Bodmin 30 January [1894] to Eliza Searle widow Effects 757 12s. 8d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1901 census. Cornwall, England. Parish of Penzance. Address: 16 Leskinnick Terr, Penzance.
Together with dau Caroline E (34):
Eliza Searle. Head. Wid. Age 70. Living on own means. Born Devon, Crediton.

Eliza's death reg Mar qtr 1902 at Penzance District age 71 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Eliza of 16 Leskinnick-terrace Penzance widow died 11 February 1902 Probate Bodmin 27 February to Frederick William Searle accountant [son] Effects 602 8s. 9d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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  1. Caroline Elizabeth SEARLE (1) born 1858 at Plymouth, Devonshire  
  2. George Samuel SEARLE born 1860 at Bow, Devonshire  
  3. Frederick William SEARLE born 1863 at Falmouth, Cornwall  
  4. Caroline Elizabeth SEARLE (2) born 1866 at Bow, Devonshire  
  5. Eliza Sampson SEARLE born 1868 at Penzance, Cornwall
 
3.   Elizabeth SEARLE
Bap 12 Apr 1835 in Kenton Parish (ref K IGI records).
Born 14 Mar 1835, bap 12 Apr 1835 at Kenton, Elizabeth, dau of George & Mary Searle; abode Kenton; Husbandman (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Elizabeth Searle. Age 6. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of South Mimms. Registration district of Barnet. S Address: Mims Side Barnet, South Mimms.
Elizh Searle. Niece. U. Age 16. Servt. Born Devon, Kenton.
Henry Wright. Uncle. U. Age 71. Carpenter. Born Devon, Wimpole.
The connection with Henry Wright is not known. There is a Henry Wright bap 1779 at Whimple, Devon, son of Richard Wright and Hannah. In the 1841 census, if the same one, he is a publican at Whimple (HO107/210/12). No connection has been found. From the age difference, if anything he would have been a great uncle. Burial of Henry Wright 19 Jun 1851 at St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley, Barnet (ref fmp London Burials).

Not found in 1861 census.
Ref 1871 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of Wimbledon. Address: Oakfield, Wimbledon.
In the home of James Hamilton Ward (68), Rear Admiral Retired:
Elizabeth Searle. Serv. Unm. Age 37. Cook (Domestic). Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 47 South St, Exeter Holy Trinity.
Together with her sister Ann (Conibear) and her family and other relatives incl elder brother George who died a month later:
Elizabeth Searle. Wife's Sister. Unm. Age 46. Formerly House Keeper. Born Kenton, Devon.

Ref 1891 census. Gloucestershire, England. Civil parish of St Philip and St Jacob. Address: 22 Lawrence Hill, St Philip and St Jacob.
Together with William & Edith Conibear and son:
Elizabeth Searle. Aunt. Age 56. Living on her own means. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter. Address: 3 New Bridge Street, Exeter.
Together with her sister Ann (Conibear) and her family:
Elizabeth Searle. Sister. S. Age 67. Retired Housekeeper. Born Devon Kenton.

Ref 1911 census. Devonshire, England. Parish of Exeter. Registration district of Exeter. Address: Boot Shop 3 Bridge St Exeter.
Together with her sister Ann (Conibear) and her family:
Elizabeth Searle. Sister. S. Age 76. Retired Housekeeper. Born Kenton Devon.

Elizabeth died 6 Jan 1913. Death reg of Elizabeth Searle Mar qtr 1913 at Exeter dist aged 78 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Elizabeth Searle 8 Jan 1913 at Kenton, residence 3 Bridge Street, Exeter, aged 78 (ref fmp Devon Burials).
"SEARLE Elizabeth of 3 Bridge-street Exeter spinster died 6 January 1913 Probate (with Will) London 6 March [1913] to William Cann Searle upholsterer. Effects 759 13s. 11d." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [Her brother.]

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4.   William Cann SEARLE
Bap 21 May 1837 in Kenton Parish (ref Kenton IGI records).
Bap 21 May 1837 at Kenton, William Cann, son of George & Mary Searle; abode Kenton, Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Occupation: He was by profession a cabinet maker. He started the family furniture business at Barnet Herts with a relative.

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
William Searle. Age 4. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Address: Church Street, Kenton.
In the home of John Pearse (29), Baker Master emp 1 boy:
William Searle. Servt. Age 14. Errand Boy. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of South Mimms. Town of Barnet. Address: Barnet.
Together with his uncle & aunt Thomas & Jane Searle:
William C Searle. Nephew. Un. Age 23. Cabinet Maker. Born Devonshire, Kenton.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1870 at Exeter dist of William Cann Searle to Julia Hannah TREGLOWN (ref FreeBMD). Her birth was reg Jun qtr 1842 at Redruth dist, Cornwall, as Juliana Treglown (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of South Mimms. Address: High St Barnet.
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 34. Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer 1 man. Born Devonshire, Kenton.
Julia H Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 28. Born Cornwall, Camborne.

Ref 1881 census at Dwelling No 1 High St Barnet, Census Place South Mimms, Middlesex, England, RG11/1368/118/1.
Together with children William H (9), George M (7), Elizabeth (5), Mary Ann (4), Jane (3), Elinor M (5m) and a servant:
William C. Searle, Head, M, Male, age 43, born Kenton, Devon, England, occupation Upholsterer.
Julia H. Searle, Wife, M, Female, age 38, born Camborne, Cornwall, England.

William was an executor for his brother George in 1881.
"SEARLE George. Personal Estate 782 7s. 9d. 4 July [1881]. Administration of the Personal Estate of George Searle late of 47 South-street Exeter in the County of Devon Bachelor who died 31 May 1881 at 47 South-street was granted at the Principal Registry to William Cann Searle of High-street Barnet in the County of Middlesex Upholsterer the Brother and one of the Next of Kin." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1891 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of South Mimms. Address: 151 High St Barnet.
Together with children William Henry (19), George Maine (18), Elizabeth (15), Mary Ann (13), Jane (12), Elinor Maine (10):
William Cann Searle. Head. Mar. Age 53. Furniture Dealer. Born Devon, Kenton.
Julia Hannah Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 48. Born Cornwall, Cambourne.

Ref 1901 census. Hertfordshire, England. Civil Parish of South Mimms. Town of Barnet. Address: 151 & 3 High St, Barnet.
Together with children William H (29), Elizabeth (24), Jane (22), Elinor M (20):
William C Searle. Head. M. Age 63. Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer, Shopkeeper. Born Devon, Kenton.
Julia H Searle. Wife. M. Age 58. Born Cornwall, Camborne.
[all indexed as Surle]

Ref 1911 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of South Mimms Urban. Registration district of Barnet. Address: 151 & 153 High Street Barnet.
William Cann Searle. Head. Age 73. Upholsterer and Furniture Dealer employed in this trade including one laborer. Born Kenton Devon.
Julia Hannah Searle. Wife. Mar 41 yrs. Age 68. Born Camborne Cornwall. Children 7 born 6 alive 1 dead.

In 1913 William was an executor for his sister Elizabeth.
"SEARLE Elizabeth of 3 Bridge-street Exeter spinster died 6 January 1913 Probate (with Will) London 6 March [1913] to William Cann Searle upholsterer. Effects 759 13s. 11d." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [Her brother.]

Julia died 29 May 1923. Death reg of Julia H Searle Jun qtr 1923 at Barnet dist aged 81 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE Julia Hannah of 151 and 153 High-street Hadley Barnet Middlesex (wife of William Cann Searle) died 29 May 1923 Probate London 1 November to William Henry Searle upholsterer and Jane Swann (wife of Percival James Swann). Effects 531." (ref Ancestry National Probate) [Son and daughter.]

William died 25 Oct 1926. Death reg of William C Searle Dec qtr 1926 at Barnet dist aged 89 (ref FreeBMD).
"SEARLE William Cann of 151 and 153 High-street Hadley near Barnet Hertfordshire died 25 October 1926 at High-street Hadley Probate London 6 December to Jane Swann [dau](wife of Percival James Swann) George Gurnett [son in law] rate collector and William Henry Searle [son] upholsterer. Effects 3401 1s. 10d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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  1. William Henry SEARLE born 1871 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  2. George Maine SEARLE born 1873 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  3. Elizabeth SEARLE born 1875 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  4. Mary Ann SEARLE born 1877 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  5. Jane SEARLE born 1878 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  6. Eleanor Maine SEARLE born 1881 at South Mimms, Middlesex  
  7. Julia Ann SEARLE born 1882 at Barnet dist, Middlesex
 
5.   Ann SEARLE
Birth reg Jun qtr 1840 at St Thomas Dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD). Born 15 Apr 1840, bap 3 May 1840 at Kenton, Ann, dau of George & Mary Searle; abode Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Powderham.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Anne Searle. Age 1. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Cot, Powderham.
Together with her mother and brother:
Ann Searle. Daur. U. Age 9. Scholar. Born Devon, Kenton. [all indexed as Karle]

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Powderham. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Mill Cott No 2, Powderham.
Mary Searle. Head. Widow. Age 61. Formerly Dressmaker. Born Devon Chumleigh.
Ann Searle. Daug. Age 21. Dressmaker. Born Devon, Kenton.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1862 at St Thomas District to George CONIBEAR. Birth reg of George Conibear Sep qtr 1837 at Barnstaple dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Holy Trinity. Address: 41 South St, Holy Trinity, Exeter.
Together with children Mary A (8), William (4), George H (3), Emily (1), Elizabeth S (1 mo) and a servant:
George Conibear. Head. Mar. Age 33. Boot & Shoe Maker employing 2 men and 1 woman. Born Devon, Combmartin.
Ann Conibear. Wife. Mar. Age 30. Born Devon, Powderham.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter Holy Trinity. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 47 South St, Exeter Holy Trinity.
Together with children Mary Ann (18), William (14), George Hy (13), Emily (11), Elizabeth S (10), a niece Emily Stedham (21, unidentified), and Ann's siblings George, Henry and Elizabeth:
George Conibear. Head. Mar. Age 43. Shoe Maker (Master) employing 3 Shoe Makers. Born Combmartin, Devon.
Ann Conibear. Wife. Mar. Age 41. Born Kenton, Devon.

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of All Hallows on the Walls. Town of Exeter. Address: 3 New Bridge St, Exeter.
Together with children Mary A (28), George H (23), Emily (21), Elizabeth S (20), Richard (9):
George Conibear. Head. M. Age 53. Boot & Shoe Maker. Born Combmartin, Devon.
Ann Conibear. Wife. M. Age 50. Born Kenton, Devon.

George died 28 Nov 1900. George's death reg Dec qtr 1900 at Exeter Dist age 63 (ref FreeBMD).
"CONIBEAR George of 3 New Bridge-street Exeter boot-and-shoe-maker died 28 November 1900 Probate Exeter 10 December to Ann Conibear widow Effects 1743 8s. 6d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter. Ecclesiastical Parish of All Hallows on the Walls. Address: 3 New Bridge Street, Exeter.
Together with children Mary A (38), Emily (37), Elizabeth (30), Richard (19), and her sister Elizabeth Searle (67):
Ann Conibear. Head. Wid. Age 60. Shopkeeper Boot Trade. Born Devon, Kenton.

Ref 1911 census. Devonshire, England. Parish of Exeter. Registration district of Exeter. Address: Boot Shop 3 Bridge St Exeter.
Together with children Mary Ann (48), Elizabeth Searle Conibear (40), Richard (29) and sister Elizabeth (76):
Ann Conibear. Head. Wid. Age 70. Boot Dealer. Born Kenton Devon. Marr 38 yrs. Children 7 born 6 alive 1 dead. [1 not identified.]

Ann's death reg Mar qtr 1914 at Barnstaple Dist age 73 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

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  1. Mary Ann CONIBEAR born 1863 at Exeter, Devonshire  
  2. William CONIBEAR born 1866 at Exeter, Devonshire  
  3. George Henry CONIBEAR born 1867 at Exeter, Devonshire  
  4. Emily CONIBEAR born 1869 at Exeter, Devonshire  
  5. Elizabeth Searle CONIBEAR born 1871 at Exeter, Devonshire  
  6. Richard CONIBEAR born 1882 at Exeter, Devonshire
 
    Issue of Sarah Sparkes Searle and William Cann  
1.   Mary Ann CANN
Bap 8 Apr 1827 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, Mary Ann, dau of William & Sally Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Mary Ann Cann. Age 14. Born in Devon.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1845 at Newton Abbot dist of Mary Ann Cane [sic] to William ELLIOTT (ref FreeBMD). He was born c1828 at Newton St Cyres (ref census).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Mary Major. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: 89 South St.
Together with a 1 month old dau, a nurse, and Mary's sister sarah Cann (12):
William Elliott. Head. Mar. Age 23. Tailor. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Mary Ann Elliott. Wife. Mar. Age 24. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.



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2.   William Henry CANN
Bap 11 Oct 1828 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, William Henry, son of William & Sally Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Wm Cann. Age 12. Born in Devon.


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3.   Susan CANN
Bap 23 Jan 1831 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, Susan, dau of William & Sarah Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Susan Cann. Age 10. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration district of Crediton. Address: Bakers.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Susan Cann. Dau. Unm. Age 20. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.



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4.   Elizabeth CANN
Bap 25 Mar 1832 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, Elizabeth, dau of William & Sarah Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Elizth Cann. Age 8. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration district of Crediton. Address: Bakers.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Elizabeth Cann. Dau. Age 19. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.



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5.   John James CANN
Bap 4 Jan 1835 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, John James, son of William & Sarah Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
John James Cann. Age 6. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration district of Crediton. Address: Bakers.
Together with his parents and 2 siblings:
John Cann. Son. Age 16. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1854 at Crediton dist, Devon of John Cann to Elizabeth TEDBOALD (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 15 Nov 1854 at Newton St Cyres; John was aged 21, bachelor, Butcher, residence Newton St Cyres, son of William Cann, Butcher; Elizabeth was aged 23, spinster, of Newton St Cyres, dau of John Tedboald, Farmer; witnesses Matthew Crump, Sarah Cann; she appears to have signed Tedboald, even though subsequent use of the name through their daughter is TIDBOALD (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Elizabeth was born c1833 at Cruwys Morchard, Devon (ref 1861 census).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: Village.
Together with children William Henry (6), Mary Tidboald (4), John (3), Elizabeth Ann (2) and 2 servants:
John Cann. Head. Mar. Age 26. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Elizabeth Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 28. Born Devon Cruwys Morchard.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: Exeter Rd.
Together with children Elizabeth (12), Edwin (9), Tom (7), Alice (5), Sarah (3), Mary (1):
John Cann. Head. Mar. Age 36. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Elizabeth Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 39. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Edmund. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 4 Edmund Square.
Together with children William (16?), Tom (15), Sarah (13), Nancy (10), Nelly (5) and granddau Susan Stoyell (5), dau of Mary:
Jno Cann. Head. Mar. Age 46. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Elizth Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 48. Born Devon Cruwys Morchard.

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Pancras. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 18 Pancras Lane.
John J Cann. Head. Mar. Age 57. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Elizabeth Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 60. Born Devon Cruwys Morchard.
Tom Cann. Son. Unm. Age 25. Butcher (Journeyman). Born Devon Newton St Cyres.

* FROM WHOM MALCOLM DAVIES IS DESCENDED (THROUGH HIS GRANDMOTHER DORIS LYDIA CANN)



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    Children:  
  1. William Henry CANN born 1855 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  2. Mary Tidboald CANN born 1856 at Newton St Cyres, Devon
  3. John CANN born 1857 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  4. Elizabeth Ann CANN born 1859 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  5. Edward CANN born 1860 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  6. Edwin CANN born 1861 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  7. Susan CANN born 1863 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  8. Tom CANN born 1864 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  9. Alice CANN born 1866 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  10. Sarah Jane CANN born c1868 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  11. Nancy CANN born 1870 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  12. Ellen CANN born 1875 at St Thomas dist, Devon
 
6.   Edwin CANN
Bap 24 Apr 1836 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, Edwin, son of William & Sarah Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Edwin Cann. Age 4. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Sidwell. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: East Side Gattey's Court.
At the home of William Cann (35), Schoolmaster, and family:
Edwin Cann. Cousin. Age 15. Scholar. Born Devon Newton St Cyres. [On his father's side.]

Marr reg Sep qtr 1860 at Exeter dist of Edwin Cann to Mary Jane Ellis BUTLAND (ref FreeBMD). Birth reg of Mary Jane Ellis Butland Dec qtr 1839 at Exeter dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: Mount Pleasant, Newton St Cyres.
Together with his mother and sister:
Edwin Cann. Son. Mar. Age 25. Butcher. Born Devon, Newton St Cyres.
Mary Jane Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 21. Born St Mary Major, Exeter.

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: 7 Clay Hill.
Together with his mother, their son William E (9), and nephew William Cann (16), son of John James Cann:
Edwin Cann. Head. Mar. Age 35. Butcher. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.
Mary J Cann. Wife. Mar. Age 31. Butcher's wife. Born Devon Exeter.

Death reg of Mary Jane E. Cann Mar qtr 1880 at Exeter dist aged 40 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Sidwell. Registration District of Exeter. Address: City Workhouse, Heavitree Road.
Together with many others:
Edwin Cann. Widower. Age 46. Butcher. Born Newton Cyres.

Death reg of Edwin Cann Dec qtr 1888 at Exeter dist aged 50 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.



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  1. Rebecca Susan CANN born 1861 at Newton St Cyres, Devon  
  2. William Edwin CANN born 1862 at Newton St Cyres, Devon
 
7.   Sarah Jane CANN
Birth reg Dec qtr 1838 at Crediton dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 30 Sep 1838 at Newton St Cyres, Devon, Sarah Jane, dau of William & Sarah Cann; abode Newton; Butcher (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of St Cyres Newton. Registration district of Crediton. Address: West Town.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Sarah Jane Cann. Age 2. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Mary Major. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: 89 South St.
Together with her sister Mary Ann and husband:
Sarah Cann. Visitor. Age 12. Scholar. Born Devon Newton St Cyres.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Newton St Cyres. Registration District of Crediton. Address: Mount Pleasant, Newton St Cyres.
Together with her widowed mother, and brother and wife:
Sarah Jane Cann. Daur. Un. Age 22. Servant to a Lady. Born Devon, Newton St Cyres.




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    Issue of William Searle and Susanna Coles  
1.   Eliza SEARLE
Born 28 Jan 1830, bap 11 Apr 1830 at Kenton, Devon, Eliza, dau of William and Susan Searle; abode Kenton; Mason (ref IGI and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Kenton Village.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Eliza Searle. Age 11. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of St Martin in the Fields. Registration district of St Martin in the Fields. Address: 3&4 Durham St.
Together with her uncle Samuel Searle (Unlicensed Victualler) and other relatives:
Eliza Searle. Niece. Un. Age 21. Barmaid. Born Devon Kenton.



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2.   Emma SEARLE
Born 7 Aug 1832, bap 26 Aug 1832 at Kenton, Devon, Emma, dau of William and Susanna Searle; abode Kenton; Mason (ref IGI and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Kenton Village.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Emma Searle. Age 9. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Emma Searle. Dau. Age 18. Born Devon Crediton.



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3.   Sarah Jane SEARLE
Privately bap 1 Dec 1834 at Kenton, Devon, Sarah Jane, dau of William Searle and Susan; abode Kenton; Mason (ref IGI and fmp Devon Baptisms).
Born Aug 1834, bap 26 Mar 1837 at Kenton, Devon (with sister Ellen), Sarah Jane, dau of William Searle and Susan; abode Kenton; Mason (ref IGI and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Kenton Village.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Sarah Searle. Age 6. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Middlesex, England. Parish of St Martin in the Fields. Registration district of St Martin in the Fields. Address: 3&4 Durham St.
Together with her uncle Samuel Searle (Unlicensed Victualler) and other relatives:
Sarah Jane Searle. Niece. Age 16. Servant. Born Devon Kenton.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with her parents:
Sarah J Searle. Dau. Unm. Age 26. Dress Maker. Born Devon Kenton.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1868 at St Thomas dist, Devon of Sarah Jane Searle to John ADDICOTT (ref FreeBMD). Birth reg of John Addicott Jun qtr 1839 at St Thomas dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town. [lodging with her parents]
John Addicott. Lodger. Mar. Age 31. Woodman. Born Devon Powderham.
Sarah J Addicott. Wife. Mar. Age 33. Dressmaker. Born Devon Kenton.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with her mother and sister, and dau Kate Jane (7):
John Addicott. Son in law. Mar. Age 41. Woodman. Born Devon Powderham.
Sarah Jane Addicott. Wife. Mar. Age 44. Born Devon Kenton.

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town No 17.
John Addicott. Head. Mar. Age 52. Woodman. Born Devon Powderham.
Sarah J Addicott. Wife. Mar. Age 53. Dressmaker. Born Devon Kenton.

Death reg of John Addicott Dec qtr 1896 at St Thomas dist aged 60 (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Sarah J Addicott. Head. Wid. Age 63. Born Devon Kenton.

Death reg of Sarah Jane Addicott Dec qtr 1906 at St Thomas dist aged 70 (ref FreeBMD).





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    Child:  
  1. Kate Jane ADDICOTT born 1873 at Kenton, Devon
 
4.   Ellen SEARLE
Bap 26 Mar 1837 at Kenton, Devon (with sister Sarah Jane), Ellen, dau of William Searle and Susan; abode Kenton; Mason (ref IGI and fmp Devon Baptisms).

Death reg of Ellen Searle Dec qtr 1839 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Ellen Searle 27 Oct 1839 at Kenton, Devon, aged 2; abode Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials)
 
5.   Susanna SEARLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1839 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD as Susanne).
Born 28 Nov 1839, bap 12 Jan 1840 at Kenton, Susannah, dau of William & Susannah Searle; abode Kenton; Mason (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration district of St Thomas. Address: Kenton Village.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Susanna Searle. Age 1. Born in Devon.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Susan Searle. Dau. Age 11. Born Devon Crediton.

Not found in 1861 census.
Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with her parents:
Susanna Searle. Dau. Unm. Age 30. Dressmaker. Born Devon Kenton.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town.
Together with her widowed mother, and sister Sarah and family:
Susan Searle. Dau. Wid [wr]. Age 40. Born Devon Kenton.




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6.   Dinah SEARLE
Birth reg Dec qtr 1842 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Born 27 Nov 1842, bap 15 Jan 1843 at Kenton, Devon, Dinah, dau of William & Susan Searle; abode Kenton; Mason (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Kenton. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: South Town, Kenton.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Dinah Searle. Dau. Age 8. Born Devon Crediton.

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of West Teignmouth. Registration District of Newton Abbot. Address: Shute Hill 3.
Together with her uncle Samuel Searle (Retired Publican) and wife:
Dinnah Searle. Serv. Age 17. Servant. Born Devon Kenton.




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    Issue of Henry Searle and Jane Brayley  
1.   Elizabeth SEARLE
Birth reg Jun qtr 1845 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 24 Apr 1845 at Alphington, Devon, Elizabeth, dau of Henry & Jane Searle; abode Alphington; Inn Keeper (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Death reg of Elizabeth Searle Sep qtr 1849 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Elizabeth Searle 18 Sep 1849 at East Teignmouth; abode East Teignmouth; age 4 years 6 mths (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).
 
2.   Mary Jane SEARLE
Birth reg Jun qtr 1846 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 7 Jun 1846 at Alphington, devon, Mary Jane, dau of Henry & Jane Searle; abode Alphington; Inn Keeper (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: 5 Wellington Row Queens Hotel.
Together with her widowed mother and 2 siblings:
Mary J Searle. Dau. Age 4. Scholar. Born Devon Alphington.




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3.   Francis Samuel SEARLE
Born c1848 at East Teignmouth, not found in FreeBMD.
Bap 23 Apr 1848 at East Teignmouth, Francis Samuel, son of Henry & Jane Searle; abode East Teignmouth; Inn Keeper (Private) (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: 5 Wellington Row Queens Hotel.
Together with his widowed mother and 2 siblings:
Francis S Searle. Son. Age 2. Born Devon Teignmouth.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Paddington. Registration dist of Kensington. Address: No 10a, West Grove North.
Together with his mother, stepfather and brother:
Francis S Searle. Stepson. Age 12. Scholar. Born Devon Teignmouth.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1875 at Holborn dist, Middlesex of Francis Samuel Searle to Clara Maria GODFREY (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 7 Feb 1875 at St James Clerkenwell; Francis was full age, bachelor, Clerk, residence 56 Gt Sutton St, son of Henry Searle, Publican; Clara was full age, spinster, residence 54 Gt Sutton St, dau of Joseph William Godfrey, Bookbinder; witnesses Edwin Tepper, Ellen Esther Godfrey (ref Ancestry London Marriages). Birth reg of Clara Maria Godfrey Jun qtr 1850 at St Giles dist, Middlesex (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of St John Hackney. Registration dist of Hackney. Address: 26 Shacklewell Row.
Together with children Harry A (3), Ellen N (1) and Clara's sister Ellen C Godfrey (35):
Francis S Searle. Head. Mar. Age 36. Police Constable. Born Devon Teignmouth.
Clara M Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 30. Born Middlesex Bloomsbury.

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of Bermondsey. Registration District of St Olave Southwark. Address: 8 Wylds Rents.
Together with children Harry (13), Ellen (11), Daisy (8), Lizzie (4):
Francis Searle. Head. Mar. Age 46. Gate Keeper. Born Devon Teignmouth.
Clara Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born London Holborn.

Death reg of Francis Samuel Searle Sep qtr 1895 at St Olave Southwark dist, Middlesex aged 50 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1901 census. London, England. Parish of St George the Martyr. Registration district of Southwark. Address: Dover Buildings 34.
Together with children Harry (23), Lizzie (14):
Clara Searle. Head. Wid. Agr 50. Tooth Brush Drawer. Born London Holborn.

Ref 1911 census. London, England. Parish of Camberwell. Registration district of Camberwell. Address: 23 Blenheim Grove, Peckham S.E.
At the home of John Grill (46), Hair Dresser & Perfumer, with dau Lizzie Violet (24):
Clara Maria Searle. Serv. Age 60. Wid. Mar 35 yrs. Children 5 born 4 alive 1 dead. Housekeeper. Born Bloomsbury W. [1 child not found]

Death reg of Clara M Searle Sep qtr 1932 at Camberwell dist aged 82 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.




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    Children:  
  1. Harry Albert SEARLE born 1877 at Stoke Newington, London  
  2. Ellen Mary SEARLE born 1879 at Kingsland, London  
  3. Daisy SEARLE born 1882 at Kingsland, London  
  4. Lizzie Violet SEARLE born 1887 at Kingsland, London
 
4.   William Henry SEARLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1850 at Newton Abbot dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 10 Feb 1850 at East Teignmouth, William Henry, son of Henry & Jane Searle; abode East Teignmouth; Hotel Keeper (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of East Teignmouth. Registration district of Newton Abbot. Address: 5 Wellington Row Queens Hotel.
Together with his widowed mother and 2 siblings:
William H Searle. Son. Age 1. Born Devon Teignmouth.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Paddington. Registration dist of Kensington. Address: No 10a, West Grove North.
Together with his mother, stepfather and brother:
William H Searle. Stepson. Age 10. Scholar. Born Devon Teignmouth.

No further information found.




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    Other tree from Kenton - 2 - James Searle & Hannah Gave gen 5  
    Issue of James Searle and Hannah Gave  
1.   Abraham SEARLE
Born 1 Sep 1817; bap 14 Sep 1817 at Kenton, Devon, Abraham, son of James & Hannah Searle; abode Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Marr reg Dec qtr 1838 at Exeter dist, Devon of Abraham Searle to Ann COX (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 16 Dec 1838 at the parish church of St Mary Steps, Exeter; Abraham was full age, bachelor, Tin Man, both residents Under the Walls; son of James Searle, Gardner; Ann was full age, spinster, Servant, dau of Samuel Cox, Brewer; witnesses Charles Tremlett, the mark of Patience Lewis (ref fmp Devon Marriages). Bap of Ann Cox 25 Apr 1813 at Dawlish, dau of Samuel & Elizabeth Cox; abode Dawlish; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Thomas The Apostle. Registration District of St Thomas. Address: Cowick St.
At the home of John Chapman (50), Maltster, together with dau Hannah (2):
Abraham Searle. Age 25. Tin Man. Born in Devon.
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Ref 1841 census. Somerset, England. Civil Parish of Ilminster. Registration dist of Chard. Address: Earl Street.
Together with daus Hannah (2), Susan (3 mths):
Abraham Searle. Age 25. Tinman. Not born in Somerset.
Ann Searle. Age 25. Wife. Not born in Somerset.

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Pancras. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: Pancrass Street.
Together with children Hannah (12), Susan (10), Mary Ann (8), Helen (2), James Samuel (3 mths):
Abraham Searle. Head. Mar. Age 33. Tinman. Born Devon Kenton.
Ann Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 37. Born Devon Dawlish.

Death reg of Abraham Searle Dec qtr 1860 at Exeter dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Abraham Searle 31 Oct 1860 at St Mary Major, Exeter aged 43; abode Preston Street (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1861 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Mary Major. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: Preston Street.
Together with children Anna (22), Mary A (18), Ellen (13), James (11):
Anna Searle. Age 45. Out to nurse. [No birth place].

Ref 1871 census. Devon, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Major. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 14 Preston St.
Ann Searle. Head. Wid. Age 64. Nurse. Born Dawlish Devon.

Ref 1881 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St Mary Major. Registration District of Exeter. Address: 56 Preston St.
Together with dau Ellen (Vosper) (32), her husband and family:
Ann Searle. Mother in Law. Age 72. Born Devon Dawlish.

Death reg of Ann Searle Jun qtr 1889 at Exeter dist aged 76 (ref FreeBMD).








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    Children:  
  1. Hannah SEARLE born c1839 at Dawlish, Devon  
  2. Susan SEARLE born 1841 probably in Illminster, Somerset  
  3. Mary Ann SEARLE born 1843 at Exeter, Devon  
  4. James Henry SEARLE (1) born 1845 at Exeter, Devon  
  5. Ellen SEARLE born 1848 at Exeter, Devon  
  6. James Samuel SEARLE (2) born 1851 at Exeter, Devon
 
2.   Mary Anne SEARLE
Born 25 Aug 1819; bap 12 Sep 1819 at Kenton, Devon, Mary Anne, dau of James & Hannah Searle; abode Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Ref 1851 census. Devon, England. Parish of Exeter St David. Registration dist of Exeter. Address: 2 Bedford Circus.
In the household of John Geare (74), Solicitor:
Mary Ann Searle. Serv. Unm. Age 32. House Serv (Housemaid). Born Devon Kenton.



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3.   Sally SEARLE
Born 27 May 1823; bap 8 Jun 1823 at Kenton, Devon, Sally, dau of James & Hannah Searle; abode Butts, Kenton; Laborer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms image).

Burial of Sally Searle 19 Oct 1823 at Kenton, aged 4 months, abode Kenton (ref fmp Devon Burials image).
 
    Other tree from Kenton - 3 - Daniel Searle & Mary Corner gen 5  
    Issue of Daniel Searle and Mary Corner  
1.   Maria SEARLE
Born 15 Jan 1828, bap 17 Feb 1828 at Kenton, Maria Serle, dau of Daniel & Mary Serle; abode Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Bristol St James and St Paul. Registration district of Clifton. Address: Kingsdown Parade.
At the home of Walter Marriott (55), Curate of Bedminster:
Maria Searle. Serv. Unm. Age 23. Born Devon Kenton.



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2.   Thomas SEARLE
Born 16 Oct 1829, bap 22 Nov 1829 at Kenton, Devon, Thomas, son of Daniel & Mary Searle; abode Kenton; Labourer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Somerset, England. Parish of Bedminster. Registration district of Bedminster. Address: 59 Colston Street.
Together with his parents and brother:
Thos Serle. Son. Unm. Age 21. Brass Founder. Born Devon Kenton.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1853 at Bristol dist, Gloucestershire of Thomas Searle to Elizabeth SNOW (nee HOARE) (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 4 Jul 1853 at Bristol; Thomas was son of Daniel, Elizabeth was dau of Uriah Heard [error for Hoare] (ref Ancestry England and Wales Marriages). Bap of Elizabeth Hore [error for Hoare] 30 Dec 1821 at Abbotsbury, Dorset, dau of Uriah & Elizabeth Hore (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings). There are very many siblings for Elizabeth registered under the surname HOARE so clearly that baptism entry is a mistake. Elizabeth Hoare was previously married in Jun qtr 1845 at Bridport dist, Dorset to John Snow. John's death was reg Mar qtr 1853 at Bristol dist (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Shoreditch. Registration dist of Shoreditch. Address: 94 Philip Street.
Together with their children Adelina (6), William (3), Marie (1) and her children Henry Snow (15), Thomas Snow (12), Elizabeth Snow (9), and a servant:
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 30. Brass Founder. Born Devon Kenton.
Elizabeth Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 37. Straw Hat & Bonnet Maker. Born Dorsetshire Abbotsbury.

Ref 1871 census. London, England. Civil Parish of St Leonard Shoreditch. Registration dist Shoreditch. Address: 15 Brougham Rd.
Together with children Elizabeth [Snow] (19), Adelaide (16), William (14), Emma (6), Clara (4):
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 45. Brass Finisher. Born Bristol.
Elizabeth Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 48. Born Dorsetshire Abbotsbury.

Ref 1881 census. London, England. Parish of Bethnal Green. Registration dist of Bethnal Green. Address: Ion Sqre.
Together with daus Emma (17), Clara (14):
Thomas Searle. Head. Mar. Age 50. Brass Finisher. Born Devon Kenton.
Elizabeth Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 58. Born Gloucestersh Bristol.

Death reg of Elizabeth Searle Mar qtr 1883 at Shoreditch dist aged 60 (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1891 census. London, England. Parish of Mile End Old Town. Registration dist of Mile End Old Town. Address: 49 Enter (?) St.
Together with dau Emma Kaminski (26) and 2 granddaus:
Thomas Searle. Head. Wid. Age 64. Brass Finisher. Born Kenton Devon.

Death of Thomas not found.



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    Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:  
  1. Adelaide SEARLE born 1854 at Bristol, Somerset  
  2. William SEARLE born 1857 at Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  3. Maria SEARLE born 1860 at Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  4. Emma SEARLE born 1864 at Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  5. Clara SEARLE born 1866 at Shoreditch, Middlesex
 
3.   Anne SEARLE
Born 23 May 1834, bap 22 Jun 1834 at Kenton, Devon, Anne, dau of Daniel & Mary Searle; abode Kenton; Laborer (ref fmp Devon Baptisms).

Probable death is that of Ann Searle reg Sep qtr 1837 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD). There are no appropriate census records in 1841.
 
4.   William SEARLE
Birth reg Mar qtr 1838 at St Thomas dist, Devon (ref FreeBMD).
Born 11 Mar 1838, bap 25 Mar 1838 at Kenton, Devon, William, son of Daniel & Mary Ann Searle; abode Kenton; Sawyer (ref fmp Devon Burials).

Ref 1851 census. Somerset, England. Parish of Bedminster. Registration district of Bedminster. Address: 59 Colston Street.
Thos Serle. Son. Unm. Age 21. Brass Founder. Born Devon Kenton.
Wm Serle. Son. Age 13. Ag Lab. Born Devon Kenton.

Not found in 1861 and 1871 census.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1877 at Farnham dist, Surrey of William Searle to Susan MOONEY (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 5 Jun 1877 at St Michael the Archangel, Aldershot [Hampshire]; William was full age, Gunman R.H.A., residence Aldershot, son of Daniel Searle, Sawyer; Susan was full age, spinster, residence Aldershot, dau of John Mooney, Blacksmith; witnesses Benjamin Holmes, Ellen Holmes (ref Ancestry Surrey England Marriages image). Susan was born c1845 at County Wicklow, Ireland (ref 1911 census).

Ref 1881 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of Aldershot. Registration district of Farnham. Address: 5 Arthur St.
Together with dau Mary E A (1):
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 42. Gunner R.H.A. [Royal Horse Artillery]. Born Somerset Bristol.
Susan Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 32. Laundress. Born Ireland Wicklow.

Ref 1891 census. Devon, England. Parish of Charles. Registration dist of Plymouth. Address: 3 Chedworth St.
Together with daus Mary A (11), Bridget M (6):
Susan Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 47. Born Ireland.
William not found in 1891 census.

Ref 1901 census. Devon, England. Parish of Plymouth. Registration District of Plymouth. Address: 62 Harwell St.
Together with daus Mary (20), Bridget (16):
William Searle. Head. Mar. Age 67. General Labourer. Born Devon Kenton.
Susan Searle. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Born Ireland.

Ref 1911 census. London, England. Parish of Fulham. Registration district of Fulham. Address: 33 Alderville Rd, Fulham S W.
William Searle. Head. Age 73. Mar. General Labourer Railway. Born Kenton Devon.
Susan Searle. Wife. Age 66. Mar 33 yrs. Children 2 born 2 alive. Born Kilmacoo Co Wicklow Ireland.




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    Children:  
  1. Mary Elizabeth A. SEARLE born 1880 at Aldershot, Hampshire  
  2. Bridget Margaret SEARLE born 1884 at Exeter, Devon  


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