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Grocock ~ Fourth Generation

    Issue of Mary Anne Grocock and William Taylor  
1.   Edward William TAYLOR
Birth reg of Edward William Taylor Sep qtr 1839 at Lambeth dist, Surrey, mother's name Grocock (ref GRO Index).
Birth of Edward William Taylor 19 Jun 1839, bap 10 Jul 1839 at Camberwell St George, Southwark, son of William & Mary Ann; Windham Road; Gentleman (ref Ancestry London CofE Births & Baps image).

Ref 1841 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of Lambeth. Registration District of Lambeth. Address: Wyndham.
Together with his parents:
Edward Taylor. Age 2. Born in Surrey.





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2.   Frederic TAYLOR
Birth reg of Frederic Taylor Dec qtr 1840 at Lambeth dist, Surrey, mother's name Grocock (ref GRO Index).
Birth of Frederic Taylor 16 Oct 1840, bap 11 Nov 1840 at Camberwell St George, Southwark, son of William & Mary Ann; Wyndham Road; Gentleman (ref Ancestry London CofE Births & Baps image).
Death reg of Frederic Taylor Jun qtr 1841 at Lambeth dist age 0 (ref GRO Index).
 
3.   Caroline Louisa TAYLOR
Birth reg of Caroline Louisa Taylor Jun qtr 1842 at Camberwell dist, Surrey, mother's name Grocock (ref GRO Index).

Not found in 1851 census.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Twickenham. Registration district of Brentford. Address: Hampton Rd.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Caroline L Taylor. Dau. Age 19. Born St Giles Camberwell Surrey.

Ref 1871 census. Essex, England. Civil Parish of St James. Registration district of Colchester. Address: 71 East Hill.
Together with many others:
Caroline L Taylor. Establishment Asst Teacher. Unm. Age 29. Teacher. Born Surrey Camberwell.

No further information found. Not married to Andre Martignol, that one had father Isaac.





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4.   Mary Julia TAYLOR
Birth reg of Mary Julia Taylor Dec qtr 1844 at Camberwell dist, Surrey, mother's name Grocock (ref GRO Index).
Birth of Mary Julia Taylor 11 Oct 1844, bap 6 Nov 1844 at Camberwell St George, dau of William & Mary Anne, Grove Lane, Gent (ref Ancestry London CofE Births & Baps image).

Ref 1851 census. Surrey, England. Parish of Lambeth. Registration District of Lambeth. Address: Bradford Cott, St Anns Road.
Together with her parents, sister and an unknown boy:
Mary J Taylor. Dau. Age 6. Born Camberwell.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Twickenham. Registration district of Brentford. Address: Hampton Rd.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Mary J Taylor. Dau. Age 16. Born St Giles Camberwell Surrey.

Ref 1871 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of Battersea. Registration district of Wandsworth. Address: No 17 Spencer Rd.
Together with her parents and sister:
Mary J Taylor. Dau. Unm. Age 26. No occ. Born Surrey Camberwell.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1876 at Chertsey dist, Surrey of Mary Julia Taylor to Edward COLLIER (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 30 Aug 1876 at Addlestone Church in the parish of Chertsey; Edward was of full age, bachelor, Gentleman, residence Weybridge, son of James Collier, Gentleman; Mary was of full age, spinster, residence Addlestone, dau of William Taylor, Gentleman; Banns; witnesses William Taylor, Eleanor Sarah Taylor, Anna Jane Willison, Geo. S Noble (ref Ancestry Surrey CofE Marriages & Banns image). Birth of Edward Collier 28 Jun 1835 at Witney, Oxfordshire, bap 16 Nov 1835 at Independent, Witney, son of James Collier & Hannah Lindsey Druce (ref Ancestry & FamilySearch, confirmed by match with names of his brothers in probate record).

Not found in 1881 census.

Edward died 26 Jul 1882. Death reg of Edward Collier Sep qtr 1882 at Chertsey dist age 47 (ref FreeBMD).
"COLLIER Edward. Personal Estate 2680 4s. 7d. 24 January [1883]. The Will of Edward Collier formerly of 5 Warwick-terrace Leamington in the County of Warwick but late of Sunnyside Addlestone in the County of Surrey who died 26 July 1882 at Sunnyside was proved at the Principal Registry by Mary Julia Collier of Sunnyside Widow the Relict James Collier of Brentford in the County of Middlesex Coal Merchant and Frederick John Collier of Charlton near Bristol in the County of Gloucester Gentlemen the Brothers the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1891 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Hendon. Sub-Registration District of Hendon. Address: The Warren.
Together with son Clarence E (11):
Mary Julia Collier. Head. Wid. Age 45. Living on own means. Born London Camberwell.

Ref 1901 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Chiswick. Registration district of Brentford. Address: 36 Bath Rd.
Together with son Clarence (21):
Mary J Collier. Head. Wid. Age 50. Living on own means. Born Surrey Brixton.|

Ref 1911 census. London, England. Parish of Lewisham. Registration district of Lewisham. Address: 11 Thorpewood Avenue, Hill Field, Sydenham.
Together with son Clarence Edward (31) and his wife:
Mary Julia Collier. Head. Age 66. Wid. Private means. Born Camberwell City of London.

Mary died 22 Oct 1926. Death reg of Mary J Collier Dec qtr 1926 at Lewisham dist, London age 82 (ref FreeBMD).
Mary Julia Collier was buried 27 Oct 1926 at Lewisham, London (ref deceasedonline database).
"COLLIER Mary Julia of 25A West Hill Sydenham Kent widow died 22 October 1926 Probate London 22 November to Clarence Edward Collier [son] engineer. Effects 1677 2s. 6d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)





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    Children:  
  1. Helen Winifred COLLIER born 1878 at Warwick, Warwickshire  
  2. Clarence Edward COLLIER born 1879 at Warwick, Warwickshire
 
5.   Eleanor Sarah TAYLOR
Birth reg of Eleanor Sarah Taylor Dec qtr 1846 at Lambeth dist, Surrey, mother's name Grocock (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Surrey, England. Parish of Lambeth. Registration District of Lambeth. Address: Bradford Cott, St Anns Road.
Together with her parents, sister and an unknown boy:
Eleanor S Taylor. Dau. Age 4. Born Lambeth.

Ref 1861 census. Middlesex, England. Civil Parish of Twickenham. Registration district of Brentford. Address: Hampton Rd.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Eleanor S Taylor. Dau. Age 14. Born Kennington Surrey.

Ref 1871 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of Battersea. Registration district of Wandsworth. Address: No 17 Spencer Rd.
Together with her parents and sister:
Eleanor S Taylor. Dau. Unm. Age 24. No occ. Born Surrey Brixton.

Witness to her sister Mary's marriage in 1876.

Ref 1881 census. Surrey, England. Civil Parish of Chertsey. Registration district of Chertsey. Address: Station Road.
Together with her father and aunt:
Elenor S Taylor. Dau. Unm. Age 33. No occupation. Born Surrey Lambeth.

Death reg of Eleanor Sarah Taylor Dec qtr 1890 at Chertsey dist age 43 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.



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    Issue of William Henry Grocock and Emily Watson  
1.   Kate GROCOCK
Born 10 Mar 1852 at 7 Westbourne Park Road, Paddington, London (ref her birth certificate).
Birth of Kate Grocock 10 Mar 1852, bap 28 Apr 1852 at Paddington Green St Mary, Westminster, dau of William Henry & Emily Grocock; residence Westnbourne Park Road, Auctioneer (ref Ancestry London Baptisms).

She arrived in Victoria by unassisted passage on the vessel "Sussex" in Nov 1855 with her parents.
Marr 11 Mar 1868, at 48 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic Aus (Vic reg 952) to Walter Henry SERLE (ref her marriage certificate).

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."

Refer to SERLE tree for further information.
FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.

Birth certificate

Marriage cert





SERLE page, gen 6
    Issue of William Henry Grocock and Emily Blunden  
2.   Alice GROCOCK
Born 1871 at Prahran (Vic reg 11386).
Died 1881 as child at Prahran (Vic reg 11577), bur 16 Oct 1881 at St Kilda Cem, C of E B No 26.
 
    Issue of Ellen Hirst Grocock and Jeremiah Edwards  
1.   Florence Ellen Mary EDWARDS
Born 1855 at Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa (ref FS).

Married 21 Nov 1883 at Port Elizabeth to Arthur James HONEYWILL (ref FS). Arthur was born 1857 at West Hackney, Eng (ref FS).

Arthur died 1892 at Suffolk, England (ref FS).
Florence died 15 Aug 1943 1943 at Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africe (ref FS Probate Records of the High Court).

    Children:  
  1. Reginald Silas HONEYWILL born 1885 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa  
  2. Ewan Aylen HONEYWILL born 1887 at Durban, Natal, South Africa  
  3. Conrad Godfrey HONEYWILL born 1890 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 
2.   Sidney Alfred EDWARDS
Born 1857 in South Africa (ref FS),

Married (1) 1908 at Pretoria, Transvaal, SA to Elizabeth REITZ (ref FS). Elizabeth was born 1880 at Cape Province, SA (ref FS).
Married (2) 1920 at Transvaal, SA to Maria Elizabetha BRONKHORST (ref FS). Maria was born 1901 at Transvaal, SA (ref FS).

Sidney died 1939 at Transvaal, SA (ref FS).
Maria died 1940 at Transvaal, SA (ref FS).
 
3.   Maud Alice EDWARDS
Born 1859 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa (ref FS).

Marr 1893 at Port Elizabeth to Elgar Bellhouse PAGDEN (ref FS). Elgar was born 1857 in Ireland (ref FS).

Elgar died 1922 at Port Elizabeth, SA (ref FS).
Maud died 1925 at Cape Province, SA (ref FS).

    Children:  
  1. Dulce Maud PAGDEN born 1895 in South Africa  
  2. Elgar Neville PAGDEN born 1903 at Natal, South Africa
 
4.   Neville St John EDWARDS
Born 1861 at South Africa (ref FS).

Died 1945 at Cape Province, South Africa (ref FS).
 
5.   Kathleen Emilie EDWARDS
Born 1862 at South Africa (ref FS).

Marr 1901 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Horace Blamire TAYLOR (ref FS). Horace was born 1859 at Lambeth, London (ref FS).

Horace died 1902 at Orange Free State, South Africa (ref FS).
Kathleen died 1924 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa (ref FS).

6.   Beatrice Lilian EDWARDS
Born 1872 at South Africa (ref FS).

Marr 1898 in South Africa to Norman Edward HARRIS (ref FS). Norman was born 1866 at Westbury, Gloucestershire, Eng (ref FS).

Beatrice died 1943 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa (ref FS).
Norman died 1948 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa (ref FS).

    Children:  
  1. Monica Rosalind HARRIS born 1900 in South Africa  
  2. Norman Brocas HARRIS born 1906 in South Africa  

Last modified 5 Apr 2023