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Family of Charley HEARD and Florence CANN

Husband: Charley HEARD (1877-1955)
Wife: Florence CANN (1878-1956)
Children: Charles HEARD (1906- )
Marriage 9 Aug 1915 Paddington Register Office, London, England

Husband: Charley HEARD

Name: Charley HEARD1,2
Sex: Male
Father: William HEARD (1854-1925)
Mother: Ellen FEY (1851-1929)
Birth 6 Dec 1877 Crediton , Devon, England
Baptism 10 Feb 1878 (age 0) Crediton , Devon, England
Occupation General labourer, Scaffolder
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 3) Crediton , Devon, England3
East Street, Crediton
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 15) Crediton , Devon, England4
Landscore
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 23) St Marylebone, London, England5
83 Earl Street St Marylebone
Charley is a boarder in the house of a Metropolitan Police Constable, Alfred King and his family. There are several other labourers boarding there, including Walter Knowles from Newton St Cyres
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 23) General Labourer; St Marylebone, London, England5
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 33) Paddington, London, England6
1 Hampden Street, Harrow Rd, London W
In the 1911 census Charley and Florence suggest they have been married 5 years - long enough to legitimise son Charles who is with them. But there is no marriage until 1915.
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 33) Labourer; Paddington, London, England6
Occupation 1939 (age 62) Scaffold work; Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Death 27 Apr 1955 (age 77) St Paul's Hospital - Winchester, Hampshire, England
Cause: Cardiac Failure

Wife: Florence CANN

Name: Florence CANN1
Sex: Female
Father: Samuel CANN (1854- )
Mother: Mary GARNSWORTHY (1859- )
Birth Q2 1878 Sandford, Devon, England7
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 2) Sandford, Devon, England8
Mill House
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 12) Sandford, Devon, England9
Sandford Village
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 12) General Servant - Domestic; Sandford, Devon, England9
Village, Sandford
Eliza is in service with Mrs and Miss Pickett at the Village Post Office. Miss Eliza, now running the post office and grocery in Sandford, and her mother Mrs Eliza Pickett, nee Hookway, widow of John Pickett.
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 23) Belgravia, London, England10
46 Gillingham Street, Victoria
By 1901 Florence has moved to London and is working as a housemaid at 46 Gillingham Street, Victoria, off the Vauxhall Bridge Road, alongside Victoria Station, in the Parish of St Peters. Head of the household is an Ella Lawrence, a hospital nurse from Stapleton, Bristol, who also takes in boarders.
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 23) Housemaid; Belgravia, London, England10
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 32) Paddington, London, England6
1 Hampden Street, Harrow Rd, London W
Occupation 1939 (age 61) Unpaid domestic duties; Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Death 24 Jan 1956 (age 77) St Paul's Hospital - Winchester, Hampshire, England
Cause: Coronary thrombosis

Child 1: Charles HEARD

Name: Charles HEARD1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Alice PRITCHARD (c. 1914- )
Birth Q3 1906 Paddington, London, England11
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 4) Paddington, London, England6
1 Hampden Street, Harrow Rd, London W
Occupation Tiler
Occupation 1935 (age 28-29) Scaffolder (Journeyman); Paddington, London, England
46 Westmoreland Road, Paddington

Note on Husband: Charley HEARD

At the 1891 Census Charley is staying with grandparents George and Tryphena Fey at Landscore.

 

In 1901 now 'Charles' he is living as a boarder at 83 Earl Street, St Marylebone, in the parish of St Barnabas, London.It runs from the Edgeware Road to Lisson Grove, near Marylebone Station. His name is recorded in the census as Charles HARD. He is a general labourer. Boarding with him is Walter Knowles, of Newton Abbot, aged 24. [Their landlord seems to be Alfred King, a 37 year old Metropolitan Police Constable. Born in Lambeth, his wife is 30 year old Emily from Westbury. They have three sons, Alfred 13, James 10 and George 8, and one daughter Emily, 12. In addition to the lads from Devon there is another labourer boarding there - a George Snook, 24 from Portsmouth.]

 

In 1915 Charles marries Florence Cann, from Sandford at the Paddington Register Office, London. Their address is given as 8 Hampden Street - a terrace off the Harrow Road, across the Junction Canal from the Paddington Workhouse. We can only speculate that they knew each other before their lives in London, though it seems likely, as they were contemporaries, and although Charley had been brought up in Crediton, previous generations of his family had lived in Sandford.

 

By the late 1930s they have moved to Over Wallop in Hampshire, living in Fifehead Cottages, and later in 1 Piccadilly Cottage. Charley is described as a scaffolder on both his own and Florence's death certificate.His death on Wed, hers on Tuesday12

Note on Wife: Florence CANN

By 1901 Florence has moved to London and is working as a housemaid at 46 Gillingham Street, Victoria, off the Vauxhall Bridge Road, alongside Victoria Station, in the Parish of St Peters. Her mistress is an Ella Lawrence, a hospital nurse from Stapleton, Bristol, who also takes in boarders.

 

We can speculate that she already knew Charley when she moved to London, though they do not get marrried until 1915, when both are quite advanced in years.

 

Florence died less than a year after husband Charley.

Sources

1"Nick Heard". www.heardfamilyhistory.org.uk. This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"GRO". Crediton 5b 409. Cit. Date: Q1 1878.
3"Census 1881 Crediton , Devon Crediton ED 4b RG11/2230 Folio 6 Page 5 (William Heard)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
William Heard Head Mar 28 Shoemaker East Village - Sandford, Devon
Ellen Heard Wife Mar 29 Crediton , Devon
John Heard Son Unm 8 Scholar Crediton , Devon
Edith Mary Heard Dau Unm 6 Scholar Crediton , Devon
Rosa (Rose) Heard Dau Unm 5 Scholar Crediton , Devon
Charley Heard Son Unm 3 Crediton , Devon
Ellen Heard Dau Unm 2 Crediton , Devon
Bessie Heard Dau Unm 1 mths Crediton , Devon
Crediton ED 4b RG11/2230 Folio 6 Page 5. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4"Census 1891 Crediton , Devon RG12/1760 Folio 14 Page 21 Crediton ED1 (George Fey)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
George Fey Head M 72 General Labourer Colebroke , Devon
Tryphena Fey Wife M 71 Brandirons(Brandison) Crediton, Devon
Charley Heard Nephew S 15 Scholar Crediton , Devon
RG12/1760 Folio 14 Page 21 Crediton ED1. Cit. Date: 5 April 1891. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5"Census 1901 St Marylebone, London St Marylebone, Christchurch ED 11 RG13/114 Folio 5 Page 2 (Charley Heard)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Charley Heard Head M 23 General Labourer Crediton , Devon
St Marylebone, Christchurch ED 11 RG13/114 Folio 5 Page 2. Cit. Date: 31 March 1901. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6"Census 1911 Paddington, London, England RG14/45 RG78/2 RD1 SD2 ED5 SN111 (Charley Heard)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Charley Heard Head Mar 33 Labourer Crediton , Devon, England
Florence Heard Wife Mar 32 Sandford, Devon, England
Charles Heard Son Unm 4 Scholar Paddington, London, England
Emily Cann 32 Cook National telephone Company Sandford, Devon, England
RG14/45 RG78/2 RD1 SD2 ED5 SN111. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7"GRO". Crediton 5b 431. Cit. Date: Q1 1878.
8"Census 1881 Sandford, Devon ED12 RG11/2231 Folio 104 Page 18 (Samuel Cann)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Samuel Cann Head Mar 26 Farm Labourer Sandford, Devon
Mary Cann Wife Mar 21 Stoodleigh - Washfield, Devon
Elizabeth Ann Cann Dau Unm 5 Scholar Sandford, Devon
Emily Cann Dau Unm 2 Sandford, Devon
Florence Cann Dau Unm 2 Sandford, Devon
Charlotte Cann Dau Unm 8 mths Sandford, Devon
ED12 RG11/2231 Folio 104 Page 18. Cit. Date: 3 April 1881. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
9"Census 1891 Sandford, Devon Sandford ED 11 RG12/1761 Folio 85 Page 3 (Eliza Hookway Pickett)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Eliza Hookway Mother M 79 Living on her own means Sandford, Devon
Eliza Hookway Pickett Heard S 43 Postmistress and grocer Sandford, Devon
Florence Cann Servant 12 General Servant, domestic Sandford, Devon
Sandford ED 11 RG12/1761 Folio 85 Page 3. Cit. Date: 5 April 1891. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
10"Census 1901 Belgravia, London St George Hanover Square, St Peter Eaton Square, Belgrave ED 13 RG13/85 Folio 149 Page 24 (Florence Cann)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Florence Cann Servant M 23 Housemaid Sandford, Devon
St George Hanover Square, St Peter Eaton Square, Belgrave ED 13 RG13/85 Folio 149 Page 24. Cit. Date: 31 March 1901. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
11"GRO". Paddington 1a 35. Cit. Date: Q3 1906.
12"1901 Census". RG13/114 St Marylebone, Christchurch ED 11 Folio 5 Page 2.