Frances Flower Lambert CARSON

After looking over a little group ration books and similar items belonging to a Mrs Frances F Sansom Fenn I began to wonder who she was and what I could find out about her.

The first thing I did was look her up in the 1939 register, and found her and her husband Wynne S Fenn living at 51 Fitz George Avenue, Hammersmith, London. They were the only two people living at that number.

  • Fenn Wynne S – 3 Nov 1901 (age 38) – Married – Branch Manager Assurance
  • Fenn Frances F – 9 Dec 1906 (age 33)- Married – Unpaid Domestic Duties

Frances’s surname had Barratt written over it, and her birth date amended to 7-12-06. Birth dates are notoriously incorrect on the 1939 register in my findings, so was not surprised to see this updated, but was interested to know that her surname changed to Barratt at some point in future.


I then looked for a marriage record for Frances and Wynne, and found they had married in 1931. There were no more clues to her initial “F”, but now and “L” showed up too. It also implied that the name Sansom (“S”) was to do with her husband rather then her.

  • Wynne S Fenn + Frances F L Carson
  • Jul-Sep 1931 – Wandsworth District (London)

I checked for any children between Wynne and Frances, but none showed up. Guessing that she remarried at some point after 1939 to a Mr Barratt, I looked that up too and found it in 1954.

  • John Barratt + Frances F L Carson (or Fenn)
  • Jul-Sep 1954 – Surrey Northern District (Surrey)

The next thing to do was find her birth record. The England and Wales birth index had two entries, but neither seemed right. The Irish birth index had three entries, one of which imitatively stood out:

  • Frances Flower Lambert Carson – Jan-Mar 1907 – Dublin South

I then checked out the death index for “Frances Barratt” born 1906 +/- 2y I came up with two matches, one of which tied in with the Frances above nicely:

  • Frances Flower L Barratt
  • Born 9 Dec 1906
  • Death Registered: Oct-Dec 1982 – Kingston upon Thames (Greater London)

I did another search in the probate records and found her again:

  • Frances Flower Lambert Barratt
  • Died 6 Nov 1982 – Richmond, Surrey
  • Frances Flower Lambert Barratt of The Cottage 47 Kings Road Richmond Surrey died 6 November 1982 Probate London 17 January £14851″

I also checked for Wynne’s birth and death records, plus any further marriages:

  • Birth: Wynne Sansom Fenn – Oct-Dec 1901 – Huntington District (mother maiden name Wynne)
  • 2nd Marriage: Wynne S Fenn Margaret M Loring – Apr-Jun 1954 – Bromley District (Kent)
  • Death: Wynne Sampson Fenn – (born) 2 Nov 1901 – (death registered) Feb 1989 – West Oxfordshire District

Wynne showed easily in census matches for census matches in 1911, but nothing came up for Frances (in either Ireland or England), so decided to trace as many records as I could find for her life and leave it at that.

Electoral info for Wynne & Frances Fenn (for anywhere up to 1954 when they both remarried):

  • 1932-1933 – 2 Ashley Court, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey
  • 1935 – 62a Fitz George Avenue, Hammersmith, London
  • 1939 – 51 Fitz George Avenue, Hammersmith, London
  • 1945-1946 – Sweet Briar Cottage, Lower Farm Road, Reigate, Surrey
  • I can’t find any electoral info for them after his, but found Wynne in the phone book:
  • 1949-1954 – 47 Kings Road, Richmond, Surrey

47 Kings Road rang a bell, as it is the address given on Frances’s probate record. From 1954 onwards, I looked for her as Frances Barratt in electoral records, and came up with phone records too:

  • 1957-1982 – 47 Kings Road, Richmond, Surrey (also “The Cottage”, same address)

This shows that Frances lived at the same address until she died in 1982, from at least 1949 onwards. I then realised that the phone records from 1957-82 were all in Frances’s name, rather than her second husbands name (John Barratt), so began to wonder where he was. I only found two electoral entries for Frances Barratt (1964-65, earlier ones for Richmond aren’t online yet), but John wasn’t living with her. Where was he? Had he died, or had they divorced? I tried to find reference to him in the Richmond area prior to 1957, but came up empty handed so decided to leave him as a mystery.

Now with a little more knowledge of Frances, I decided to make one last attempt to find her parents before calling it a day. I took another look through the Ancestry family tree hints given by Family Tree Maker (which shows different results than when searching directly on Ancestry), and found a Flower Carson who died c.1980 was listed. I clicked on it and the owner of the tree had her parents as Walter Carson and Frances (no maiden name or any dates were included). Walter’s parents were listed and the surname LAMBERT showed up.

Armed with this new information, and being the closest I had came to finding Frances’s parents, I decided to research Walter Carson for more information and see if it tied in anywhere. I was not to be disappointed, as I found Walter and Frances Carson in the 1939 registry living at 47 Kings Road!


  • Carson Walter P – 9 Jul 1855- Married – Lt. Col. Indian Medical Service Retired
  • Carson Frances E – 15 Apr 1867 – Married – Wife of above.
  • Wood Lucy – 12 Oct 1879 – Single – Domestic Servant
  • Gibbs (Parton) Eugenie M – 28 Oct 1897 – Widow – Cook

I wanted to find more conclusive evidence that Walter and Frances E were Frances’s parents, so did a little digging into them.

  • Probate: Walter Peter Carson of 47 Kings Road, died 12 Apr 1947. Probate to The Public Trustee
  • Probate: Frances Elizabeth Carson of Stanley House 47 Kings Road, widow, died 10 Jul 1953. Probate to The Public Trustee and Frances Flower Lambert Fenn single woman.

Although it doesn’t conclusively prove that Frances is the daughter of Walter & Frances E, it looked pretty good so felt confidant in adding them into the tree for further research.

  • Walter Peter Carson was born 09 Jul 1855 in Dublin, Ireland to Edward Henry Carson and Isalella Lambert. Lambert was Frances’s second middle names.
  • Walter Peter Carson married Frances Elizabeth Boustead in 6th June 1888 in Christ Church, Ahmednagar, Bombay, India.
  • Frances Elizabeth Boustead was born 15 Apr 1867 in Karachi, Maharashtra, India to Robinson Boustead and Mary Jane Flower. Flower was France’s first middle name.

At this point all the evidence began to fall into place that Walter and Frances E were indeed Frances’s parents and felt confidant to carry on with the research.


FAMILY TREE



PARENTS

Lt. Col. Walter Peter CARSON & Frances Elizabeth BOUSTEAD

FATHER: Lt. Col. Walter Peter Carson

  • Birth: 09 Jul 1855 in Dublin, Ireland
  • Marriage: 06 Jun 1888 in Christ Church, Ahmednagar, Bombay, India
  • Death: 12 Apr 1947 in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Occupation: Lt. Col. Indian Medical Service
  • Father: Edward Henry Carson
  • Mother: Isabella Lambert

MOTHER: Frances Elizabeth BOUSTEAD

  • Birth: 15 Apr 1867 in Karachi, Maharashtra, India
  • Death: 10 Jul 1953 in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Father: Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD
  • Mother: Mary Jane FLOWER

Walter was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Medical Service in Bombay until 1904, when he retired.

  • M.A. 1877 (from University of Dublin)
  • M.B. 1878 (from University of Dublin)
  • T.C.D. L.R.C.S.I. 1878 (Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • Surg. 30 Sept. 1878
  • S.M. 30 Sept. 1890
  • Lt.-Col. 30 Sept. 1898.
  • D.P.H. R.C.P.I. 1899. (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland)
  • R. 29 Jan. 1904.
  • Rejoined for service in war of 1914-18, 3 Oct. 1915-18
  • Afghanistan, 1880 medal
  • Burma, 1855-87, medal with clasp.

Although they were married in 1888, I have found no official record of any children born. I only know about Frances through my research above, but there may have been earlier children born in India. I was hoping to find the family in the Irish 1911 census, but no luck as yet.

1: Frances Flower Lambert CARSON

  • Birth: 07 Dec 1906 in Dublin, Ireland
  • Death: 06 Nov 1982 in Richmond, Surrey, England; Age: 76
  • 1st Husband: Wynne Sansom FENN (m. Jul–Sep 1931 in Wandsworth, London, England)
  • 2nd Husband: John BARRATT (Bet. Jul-Sep 1954 in Richmond, Surrey, England)

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS

Edward Henry CARSON & Isabella LAMBERT

GRANDFATHER: Edward Henry CARSON

  • Birth: 1821 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Marriage: 29 May 1851 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
  • Death: 14 Feb 1881 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 60
  • Occupation: Architect and Civil Engineer
  • Father: William CARSON
  • Mother: Margaret Anne LUDLOW

GRANDMOTHER: Isabella LAMBERT

  • Birth: 05 Jul 1823 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
  • Baptism: 14 Jul 1823 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
  • Death: 23 Nov 1899 in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 76
  • Father: Cpt. Peter LAMBERT
  • Mother: Eleanor SEYMOUR

Edward was a noted Irish architect and civil engineer, and according to the Dictionary of Irish Architects:

“Carson was engaged in property development in the south suburbs of Dublin, including the area of Marlborough Road, along the entire length of which he built a sewer at his own expense. He was architect and surveyor to the National Building and Land Investment Co. of Ireland from 1868 until 1873, a director of the Patenet Bituminous Tube and castings company in 1874 and architect to the Dublin, Rathmines, Rathgar, Rathfarnham & Rathcoole Railway from 1868 until 1874. In 1866 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the post of Dublin city architect. He was a Commissioner of Pembroke Township from the time of its foundation in 1864 until 1880 and a member of Dublin Corporation in 1877 and 1878, sitting as a ‘Liberal Conservative’.”

Isabella was part of the Lambert family who owned Castle Ellen in Athenry, Co. Galway, whilst her mothers family (Seymour) leased and then owned Ballymore Castle.


They had five children:

  1. William Lambert CARSON (1852-1921)
  2. Lord Edward Henry CARSON of Duncairn (1854-1935)
  3. Col. Walter Peter CARSON (1855-1947 – Frances’ father)
  4. Ellen Seymour CARSON (1858-1943)
  5. Isabella Matilda CARSON (1860-1953)

CHILDREN

1: William Lambert CARSON

    • Birth: 1852 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: Bet. Apr–Jun 1921 in Dublin, Ireland; Age: 69
    • Occupation: Solicitor
    • Wife: Bertha CULSHAW (m. Oct–Dec 1891 in West Derby, Lancashire, England)

William, a solicitor, and his wife Betha had one son (William Giles Lambert Carson, a mechanical engineer) who died when he was 31.

2: Lord Edward Henry CARSON of Duncairn

    • Birth: 09 Feb 1854 in Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 22 Oct 1935 in Cleve Court, Minster (near Ramsgate), Kent, England
    • Occupation: Lord Carson of Duncairn / Barrister At Law
    • 1st Wife: Sarah Annette Foster KIRWAN (m. Oct–Dec 1879 in Rathdown, Dublin, Ireland)
    • 2nd Wife: Ruby FREWEN (m. 17 Sep 1914 in Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England)

From Wikipedia:

“Sir Edward Carson was an Irish unionist politician, barrister and judge. He became the leader of the Irish Unionist Alliance and Ulster Unionist Party between 1910 and 1921, held numerous positions in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom and served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. He was one of the few people not a monarch to receive a British state funeral. Historian John Brown says that “His larger than life-size statue, erected in his own lifetime in front of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont, symbolises the widely held perception that Northern Ireland is Carson’s creation.

“In 1895, he was engaged by the Marquess of Queensberry to lead his defence against Oscar Wilde‘s action for criminal libel. Carson and Wilde had known each other when they were students at Trinity College, Dublin, and, when he heard that Carson was to lead the defence, Wilde is quoted as saying that “No doubt he will pursue his case with all the added bitterness of an old friend.” Based on the evidence of Queensberry’s detectives and Carson’s cross-examinations of Wilde at the trial, Wilde was prosecuted for gross indecency. He was eventually found guilty and sentenced to two years’ hard labour.”

Edward had three children with his first wife Sarah (the daughter of a County Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary). His second wife, Ruby, was the daughter of a Lt. Col. and nearly thirty years his junior. They had one son, The Honourable Edward Carson.


3: Lt. Col. Walter Peter CARSON (Frances’ father)

    • Birth: 09 Jul 1855 in Dublin, Ireland
    • Baptism: 18 Nov 1855 in St Peter, Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 12 Apr 1947 in Richmond, Surrey, England; Age: 91
    • Occupation: Lt. Col. Indian Medical Service
    • Wife: Frances Elizabeth BOUSTEAD (m. 06 Jun 1888 in Christ Church, Ahmednagar, Bombay, India)

4: Ellen Seymour CARSON

    • Birth: c.1858 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 28 Dec 1943 in Fleet, Hampshire, England; Age: 85
    • Occupation: Wife of Major RM
    • Husband: Maj. Martin THACKERY (m. 29 Oct 1879 in Dublin, Ireland)

Ellen, who went by Ella, was married to a Major in the Royal Marines 1st South Staffordshire Regiment (his father was a reverend). They had three children.

5: Isabella Matilda CARSON

    • Birth: 1860 in Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 17 Mar 1953 in Folkestone, Kent, England; Age: 93
    • Occupation: Wife of Solicitor
    • Husband: St George Charles Woodhouse ROBINSON (m. Jan-Mar 1884 in Dublin, Ireland)

Isabella’s husband was a solicitor, and they had six children.



MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS

Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD & Mary Jane FLOWER

GRANDFATHER: Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD

  • Birth: 27 Mar 1836 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Baptism: 31 Mar 1836 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Marriage: Bet. Apr–Jun 1863 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England
  • Death: 08 Oct 1916 in Hove, Sussex, England; Age: 80
  • Occupation: Lt. Col. British Indian Army / Surgeon Major
  • Father: Joseph BOUSTEAD
  • Mother: Elizabeth ROPER
  • Other Spouses: Kathleen Margaret WILLIAMSON (m. Abt. 1879)

GRANDMOTHER: Mary Jane FLOWER

  • Birth: 17 Apr 1830 in Bombay, India
  • Baptism: 06 Jan 1831 in Bombay, India
  • Death: 10 Sep 1873 in East Indies; Age: 43; Died at sea.
  • Occupation: Wife of Lt. Col. Surgeon Major
  • Father: William Henry FLOWER
  • Mother: Frances Mary JACKSON

Robinson was a Lieutenant Colonel and Surgeon Major with the British Indian Army.

  • Ed. Univ. M.R.C.S. 1858.
  • Acting A.S.,A.M.D. 1855-56.
  • A.S. Bombay, 23 July 1858.
  • Cashiered by Court Martial, 24 Mar. 1862. Reinstated, 1864.
  • L.S.A. 1863,
  • M.D. St. A. 1866.
  • F.R.C.S. Ed. 1866.
  • Surg. 23 July 1870.
  • S.M. 1 July 1873.
  • Retired. 5 Feb. 1889.
  • Medjidie, 5th Class, 1858.
  • Crimea, 1855-56; with Turkish contingent, medal, and Medjidie, 5th Class.
  • Indian Mutiny, 1857-59; Central India, pursuit of Tantia Topi, operation against Rohillas and Bhils, medal with clasp.
  • China, 1860.
  • Abyssinia, 1868, medal.
  • Sudan 1885; Suakin, actions at Hashin, Tofrek, and Tamai, medal with clasp, Khedive’s bronze star.

They had three children:

  1. Essie BOUSTEAD (1866-?)
  2. Frances Elizabeth BOUSTEAD (1867-1953 – Frances’ mother)
  3. Alice Maud BOUSTEAD (1871-1962)

CHILDREN

1: Essie BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: 1866 in Karachi, Maharashtra, India
    • Death: (not found)
    • Occupation: Wife of a Cpt. British Army, then wife of Surgeon
    • 1st Husband: Cpt. Richard ERRINGTON (m. 04 Sep 1888 in Ahmedeeagar, Bombay, India)
    • 2nd Husband: Dr. Frank Thorpe Porter NEWELL (m. 10 Oct 1900 in St Jude, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)

Essie’s first husband, Captain Richard Errington, was part of the old Scottish gentry with an ancestral home at Beeslack, Penicuik. He died at sea in 1898 age 37, and had previously been living in Baroda, India. They had one child, Lancelot Errington (1st cousin to Frances) born 1889 in Bombay, who went on to be a Captain in the Royal Scots. Lancelot’s son, Sir Lance Errington (1917-2011), was a senior civil servant.

Her second husband, Dr. Frank Thorpe Porter Newell, was a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons. They had no children. Frank died in 1914 age 54, but haven’t been able to trace Essie after this point.


2: Frances Elizabeth BOUSTEAD (Frances’ mother)

    • Birth: 15 Apr 1867 in Karachi, Maharashtra, India
    • Marriage: 06 Jun 1888 in Christ Church, Ahmednagar, Bombay, India
    • Death: 10 Jul 1953 in Richmond, Surrey, England; Age: 86
    • Occupation: Wife of Lt. Col. Indian Medical Service
    • Husband: Lt. Col. Walter Peter CARSON

3: Alice Maud BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: 24 May 1871 in Karachi, Maharashtra, India
    • Baptism: 30 May 1871 in Poona, Bombay, India
    • Marriage: 26 Mar 1894 in Ahmedeeagar, Bombay, India
    • Death: Jul-Sep 1962 in Hastings, Sussex, England; Age: 91
    • Occupation: Wife of Lt. Col. British Indian Army
    • Husband: Lt. Col. John Robert Blackall Graham CARTER

Alice’s husband John was a Lieutenant Colonel in the South Stafford Regiment stationed in India and also in the Police (his father was a Lt. Col. in the 4th Bengal Army), and had two sons.


PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS

William CARSON & Margaret Anne LUDLOW

GREAT GRANDFATHER: William CARSON

  • Birth: 1780 in Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
  • Marriage: c.1819
  • Death: 1844 in Ireland; Age: 64
  • Occupation: Chip and Straw Hat Merchant

GREAT GRANDMOTHER: Margaret Anne LUDLOW

  • Birth: 1803 in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Death: 16 Mar 1858 in Omagh, Tyrone, Northern Ireland; Age: 55

They had three children:

  1. William CARSON (1820-1865)
  2. Edward Henry CARSON (1821-1881 – Frances’ grandfather)
  3. James CARSON (1823-?)

CHILDREN

1: William CARSON

    • Birth: 1820 in Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 1865 in Tipperary, Ireland; Age: 45
    • Occupation: Church of Ireland Clergyman

I’ve not found anything more out about William.

2: Edward Henry CARSON (Frances’ grandfather)

    • Birth: 1821 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 14 Feb 1881 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 60
    • Occupation: A noted Irish Architect
    • Wife: Isabella LAMBERT (m. 29 May 1851 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland)

3: James CARSON

    • Birth: 1823 in Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: Unknown
    • Occupation: Church of Ireland Clergyman

I’ve not found anything more out about James.


PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS

Cpt. Peter LAMBERT & Eleanor SEYMOUR

GREAT GRANDFATHER: Captain Peter LAMBERT

  • Birth: Bet. 1779-85 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
  • Marriage: 1810 in Galway, Ireland
  • Death: 17 Jan 1844 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland; Age: Bet. 59-65
  • Occupation: Cpt. British Army / Justice of the Peace for County Galway
  • 2nd Wife: Maria Louisa CARROLL (m. 19 Jul 1829 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland)

GREAT GRANDMOTHER: Eleanor SEYMOUR

  • Birth: Abt. 1887 in Ballymore Castle, Ballymore, Galway, Ireland
  • Death: 20 Nov 1828 in Ireland; Age: Abt. 41

Peter’s family owned Castle Ellen in Athenry, Co. Galway, whilst Eleanor’s family leased and then owned Ballymore Castle. It’s possible to trace the Lambert line back to the 12th century. He served in the Galway Militia as Captain in the 11th Regt from 1814 and later the Connaught Rangers. He was also a Justice for the Peace for County Galway.

Peter and Eleanor had eleven children together, and it appears she died in childbirth in 1828 as her death date is the same as her last child’s birth date. Peter married again eight months later and had eight more children (making nineteen children in all).

  1. Eliza LAMBERT (c.1810-?)
  2. Jane LAMBERT (1812-1889)
  3. Ellen LAMBERT (1814-1881)
  4. Charlotte LAMBERT (1815-1903)
  5. Walter Peter LAMBERT (1816-1892)
  6. Maria LAMBERT (1819-?)
  7. Lavinia LAMBERT (1820-1914)
  8. Isabella LAMBERT (1823-1899 – Frances’ grandmother)
  9. Thomas Seymour LAMBERT (1825-1882)
  10. Margaret Matilda Seymour LAMBERT (1827-1847)
  11. Peter LAMBERT (1828-1897)

CHILDREN

1: Eliza LAMBERT

    • Birth: Abt. 1810 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Occupation: Wife of Doctor (MD)
    • Husband: Dr. Thomas DUNNE

Eliza married Dr. Thomas Dunne, but I know nothing else about them.

2: Jane LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1812 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 09 Jun 1889 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 77
    • Occupation: Wife of Doctor (MD)
    • Husband: Dr. William O’MULVIHILL

Jane married Dr William O’Mulvihill (aka Mulville), but I haven’t found out anything more about them.

3: Ellen LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1814 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 04 Aug 1881 in Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 67
    • Husband: William BUTLER (m. 31 Jan 1835 in St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland)

Ellen and William had four children before his death in 1843, just eight years after they married.

4: Charlotte LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1815 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 09 Jun 1903 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 88
    • Occupation: Wife of Doctor (MD)
    • Husband: Dr. George SEYMOUR (m. 12 Oct 1841 in St Thomas, Dublin, Ireland)

Charlotte’s husband was a doctor and son of a Reverend. He died just seven years after they married.

5: Walter Peter LAMBERT

    • Birth: 4 Nov 1816 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: 15 Nov 1816 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 19 Oct 1892 in “Imperial Hotel”, Tuaim, Galway, Ireland; Age: 72
    • Occupation: High Sheriff, Deputy Lieutenant & Justice of the Peace of Galway / Gentleman Farmer
    • Wife: Elizabeth MCO’BOY (m. 05 Mar 1846)

Walter held the office of High Sheriff of County Galway in 1859, and was also Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for County Galway.

6: Maria LAMBERT

    • Birth: 08 Nov 1818 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 1883 in Dublin, Ireland; Age: 64
    • Husband: Henry MAGRATH (aka M’Grath)

I’ve not found their marriage date or anything out about Henry.

7: Lavinia LAMBERT

    • Birth: 07 May 1820 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: 15 Nov 1816 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 27 Sep 1914 in Dublin, Ireland; Age: 94
    • Occupation: Wife of Civil Engineer
    • Husband: Richard Hastings FRITH, O.E. M.R.I.A. (m. 1863 in Loughrea, Galway, Ireland)

Lavinia was age 42 when she married her Civil Engineer husband Richard and was his second wife. She was 94 when she died, and the last surviving daughter of her father Peter.

8: Isabella LAMBERT (Frances’ grandmother)

    • Birth: 05 Jul 1823 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: 14 Jul 1823 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 23 Nov 1899 in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 76
    • Occupation: Wife of Architect and Civil Engineer
    • Husband: Edward Henry CARSON (m. 29 May 1851 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland)

9: Thomas Seymour LAMBERT

    • Birth: 04 May 1825 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: 13 May 1825 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Marriage: Unmarried
    • Death: 13 Jan 1882 in Taunton, Somerset, England; Age: 56
    • Occupation: Postmaster

Thomas lived in England from at least 1851, working for the General Post Office. He never married.

10: Margaret Matilda Seymour LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1827 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: Jun 1827 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Marriage: Unmarried
    • Death: 08 Apr 1847 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland; Age: 21

Margaret died at age 21, unmarried.

11: Peter LAMBERT

    • Birth: 20 Nov 1828 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Baptism: 20 Nov 1828 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Marriage: Unmarried
    • Death: 27 Oct 1897 in Dublin, Ireland; Age: 68
    • Occupation: Solicitor

Peter worked as a solicitor and never married.

2nd Marriage

Cpt. Peter LAMBERT & Maria Louisa CARROLL

2nd Wife: Maria Louisa CARROLL

  • Birth: 1810 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Married: 19 Jul 1829 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
  • Death: 19 Dec 1882 in Holborn, Middlesex, England; Age: 72

Peter re-married eight months after the death of his first wife, and had a further eight children (of which at least three emigrated to Australia). Maria was at least 25 years Peter’s junior, and the same age as his eldest daughter.

  1. Edward LAMBERT (1832-?)
  2. Robert LAMBERT (1832-1879)
  3. Charles LAMBERT (1833-?)
  4. Ada Constance LAMBERT (1835-1885)
  5. Emily Olivia LAMBERT (1836-1867)
  6. Louise Maria LAMBERT (1837-1904)
  7. Clara Eva LAMBERT (1838-1903)
  8. Stubbs LAMBERT (1842-1908)

CHILDREN

1: Edward LAMBERT

    • Birth: 05 Sep 1832 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland

I’ve not found out anything about Edward.

2: Robert LAMBERT

    • Birth: 05 Sep 1832 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 01 Dec 1879 in Gladesville, Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia; Age: 47
    • Wife: Mary Ann Johnson (m. 19 Aug 1874 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Robert emigrated to Australia where he died only five years after marrying leaving one young child. Their first child died in 1878 age two, around the same time of the birth of their second child.

3: Charles LAMBERT

    • Birth: Nov 1833 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland

I’ve not found out anything about Charles.

4: Ada Constance LAMBERT

    • Birth: 10 Sep 1835 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 29 Aug 1885 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland; Age: 49
    • Occupation: Wife of Architect & Civil Engineer
    • Husband: Sir George MOYERS (m. 26 May 1857 in St Peter, Dublin, Ireland)

Ada married Sir George Moyers, an architect, who became Lord Mayor of Dublin 1881. They had 8 children together.

5: Emily Olivia LAMBERT

    • Birth: 20 Dec 1836 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 12 Apr 1867 in Cherragong, Sylhet, Bengal, India; Age: 30
    • Occupation: Wife of Soldier, South Mayo Rifles
    • Husband: Charles Denis Bingham JENINGS (m. 02 Apr 1857 in Rathdown, Dublin, Ireland)

Emily’s husband was from the Bingham family which held the Barony of Clanmorris, and Earls of Lucan. She died of Cholera age 30 at the Cherengong tea plantation in India. Charles remarried eight months later.

6: Louise Maria LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1837 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 1904 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia; Age: 67
    • Occupation: Wife of Lt. 2nd European Light Infantry and 9th Rgt, Madras Army / Clerk Colonial Treasury Department
    • Husband: Lt. Henry Jenkins Stavelly BOWLDER (m. 28 Apr 1853 in Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland)

Louisa and her husband Lt. Henry Jenkins Stavelly Bowlder emigrated to Australia shortly after their marriage where they had three children.

7: Clara Eva LAMBERT

    • Birth: 1838 in Castle Ellen, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
    • Death: 09 Apr 1903 in Waverley, New South Wales, Australia; Age: 65
    • Occupation: Wife of Magistrate
    • Husband: Alexander Reid OAKES (m. 08 Jan 1861 in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia)

Clara emigrated to Australia before marrying her husband, a Magistrate, where they had eight children.

8: Stubbs LAMBERT

    • Birth: 11 Jan 1842 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    • Death: 11 Jul 1908 in Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England; Age: 66
    • Occupation: 2nd Class Clerk G P O Receiver & Accountant General Officer / Stationer & Tobacconist
    • 1st Wife: Annie Jane GUNN (m. 15 Jan 1861 in West Derby, Lancashire, England)
    • 2nd Wife: Esther PENNYFATHER (living as married from c.1880)

Not only does Stubbs Lambert have an interesting name (most likely a maiden name of an ancestor), but also an interesting story. It all starts out quite plainly; getting married a few days after his nineteenth birthday, and four children born between 1862-68. Then, in 1881, he is living on his own (marked as married) with a new two month old daughter and a visitor called Emma PENNYFATHER . I found his wife Annie and their four children living with her mother in Wales. And then I found a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage by Stubbs Lambert, filed 13 Nov 1882. It gives their marriage date, the names of their four children (not five), and this little tit bit:

“On the 26th day of March 1880 the said Annie Jane Lambert at the Duke of York Public House Chester in the county of Chester committed adultery with James Watson.”

So, if Stubbs and Annie only had four children, who’s daughter was Ethel? A quick look up shows Ethel Lambert’s mothers maiden name was PENNYFATHER, the same as Stubbs’s visitor! Being two months old in the 1881 census would make her birthday around the beginning of Feb, meaning she would have been conceived around May 1880, just after Annie’s infidelity in the Duke of York. So they were both at it.

Fast forward ten years to 1891 and Stubbs was living with new wife Esther (I presume the name “Emma” was wrong in the 1881 census and they are the same woman), daughter Ethel age 10, and son Stanley age 6 (mothers maiden name also PENNYFATHER). I found no marriage for Stubbs and Esther during 1881-91.

What of Annie in 1891? She was much harder to trace, finding her eventually by her daughter Mary. In 1891 she is the wife of Isaac Woodall, a mariner. Her name is listed as “Alum I Woodall” age 44, living with daughter Mary Lambert age 20, son Henry Lambert age 19, daughter Bessie Woodall age 9, and son Isaac Woodall age 1. Annie would have been about 52 not 44, Mary about 23/24 not 20, and Henry, aka Stubbs Jnr., 22 not 19 born in Middlesex not Wales. I haven’t found a birth record for Bessie at all, and Isaac Jnr. was 2 not 1 (mothers maiden name Gunn on birth index – there was also another child who died young). The whole household is recorded slightly wrong, but it is definitely them. I found no marriage record for Annie and Isaac during 1881-91 either.

In 1901, Stubbs is now listed as Stanley Lambert, with wife Esther, daughter Ethel and son Stanley. Annie is listed as Lena Woodall wife age 56, with husband Isaac and daughter Annie age 4. Good going for a woman who was actually more like 62 than 56! Perhaps she was Bessie’s daughter?

Stubbs Lambert died 11th July 1908. His probate states “administration to Annie Jane Lambert widow“, which implies they never got divorced, and why no second marriage record can be found for him.

In 1911, Annie is listed as Annie Lambert “relation” to the head of the household, Isaac Woodall. They are both listed as “widow”. Her age is now correct at 72. Annie Kathleen Woodall “relation” aged 15 is also living in the household. Next to Annie Lambert is “4 children born/still living none died”, and for Isaac, “1 born alive/still living and 2 died”. Annie Lambert has “aunt” written in pencil, as does Annie K Woodall. Two other girls are in the household, both as “relation” with “niece” handwritten in. Edith May Watt age 14 is Annie’s granddaughter via her daughter Mary, the other (Annie Laura Griffith age 4) I have yet to identify.

In 1915, Annie Lambert and Isaac Woodall finally marry, now in their seventies. They died within a few months of each other in 1923/24.


MATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS

Joseph BOUSTEAD & Elizabeth ROPER

GREAT GRANDFATHER: Joseph BOUSTEAD

  • Birth: Abt. 1814 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Marriage: 15 Sep 1833 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Death: Bet. Oct–Dec 1894 in Wigton, Cumberland, England; Age: 81
  • Occupation: Master Tailor & Draper

GREAT GRANDMOTHER: Elizabeth ROPER

  • Birth: Abt. 1814 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
  • Death: Bet. Jul–Sep 1893 in Wigton, Cumberland, England; Age: 79

Joseph and Elizabeth had eight children.

  1. Mary BOUSTEAD (1834-1912)
  2. Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD (1836-1916 – Frances’ Grandfather)
  3. William James BOUSTEAD (1838-1882)
  4. Robert Askew BOUSTEAD (1840-1915)
  5. Richardson Joseph BOUSTEAD (1842-1925)
  6. Catherine Ann BOUSTEAD (18445-1845)
  7. Esther Ann BOUSTEAD (1846-1866)
  8. Catherine Ann BOUSTEAD (1851-1940)

CHILDREN

1: Mary BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Aug 1834 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 16 Aug 1834 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Marriage: Unmarried
    • Death: Bet. Apr–Jun 1912 in Wigton, Cumberland, England; Age: 78
    • Occupation: Milliner and Dressmaker / Shop Keeper (Draper)

Mary lived with her parents until their death, and continued to live in the family home until her own death. She never married.

2: Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD (Frances’ Grandfather)

    • Birth: 27 Mar 1836 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 31 Mar 1836 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: 08 Oct 1916 in Hove, Sussex, England; Age: 80
    • Occupation: Lt. Col. British Indian Army / Surgeon Major
    • 1st Wife: Mary Jane FLOWER (m. Bet. Apr–Jun 1863 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England)
    • 2nd Wife: Kathleen Margaret WILLIAMSON (m. c.1879)

3: William James BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Apr 1838 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 02 May 1838 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: Jan 1882 in Strand, Middlesex, England; Age: 43
    • Occupation: Fish Merchant / Furniture Dealer
    • Wife: Siara BOSS (m. 1858 in Sculcoates, Yorkshire)

William worked as a fish merchant then furniture dealer until he died at age 43. His wife was the daughter of gypsies.

4: Robert Askew BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Jul 1840 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 26 Jul 1840 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: Jan 1915 in Toxteth, Lancashire, England; Age: 74
    • Occupation: Ironmonger
    • Wife: Elizabeth STEWARD (m. Dec 1866 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England)

Robert and his wife had nine children. I’m not sure of the origin of his middle name “Askew”, which he also passed down to one of his daughters (Nellie Askew Bracebridge Boustead). Their last child had the middle name “Tickle”!

5: Dr. Richardson Joseph BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Sep 1842 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 25 Sep 1842 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Marriage: Unmarried
    • Death: 03 Mar 1925 in Hexham, Northumberland, England; Age: 82
    • Occupation: Physician, Surgeon & Medical Officer of Health

Richard was a Physician, Surgeon & Medical Officer of Health. He remained unmarried, living as a boarder.

6: Catherine Ann BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Feb 1845 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 23 Feb 1845 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: Mar 1845 in Wigton, Cumberland, England; Age: 0

Catherine died at only a few days old. Her name was used again with their last child in 1851.

7: Esther Ann BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Jun 1846 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 27 Jun 1846 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: Jan 1866 in Wigton, Cumberland, England; Age: 19

Esther died at age 19.

8: Catherine Ann BOUSTEAD

    • Birth: Jan 1851 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Baptism: 19 Mar 1851 in Wigton, Cumberland, England
    • Death: 21 Sep 1940 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Age: 89
    • Occupation: Wife of Book Keeper
    • Husband: Matthew Selby (m. 28 Feb 1881 in St Pauls Church, Islington, Middlesex, England)

Catherine and her husband Matthew emigrated to Port Elizabeth in South Africa just after they married at the beginning of 1881, where they spent the rest of their lives.


MATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS

William Henry FLOWER & Frances Mary JACKSON

GREAT GRANDFATHER: William Henry FLOWER

  • Birth: 1809
  • Marriage: 05 Sep 1825 in Westminster, St Anne Soho, London, England
  • 2nd Wife: Frances HOWARD (m. 21 Apr 1834 in Bombay, India), died 1835.
  • 3rd Wife: Mary DICK (m. 19 Dec 1836 in Bombay, India)
  • Death: 14 Apr 1838 in Bombay, India; Age: 29; At the Court House
  • Occupation: Court Keeper

GREAT GRANDMOTHER: Frances Mary JACKSON

  • Birth: 1808
  • Death: 16 Dec 1832 in Bombay, India; Age: 24

William and his first wife Frances had four children before dying just a year after the birth of their last child (who predeceased her at just a few months old). I found two more marriages for Henry, both stating he was a widow. Then I found reference to a W. H. Flower dying at the Court House in Bombay age 29 in 1838 and strongly suspect that was him.

In 1851, his two eldest daughters (one being Frances’s grandmother Mary) were described as having an “allowance from an adopted father” as their occupations on the census return. They were visiting Alfred Burder and his wife Sarah (nee Perry) with their adopted fathers uncle, Thomas Walter Perry (Sarah’s father).

In 1861, Mary was living with the said adopted father, Oswald William Ketterer. His probate records show he was formerly of Bombay, and in 1853 was recorded as a Deputy of the Crown Court in the Bombay Supreme Court of Judicature register. I found a reference to a William Henry Flower as a Court Keeper in a book of Special Reports of the Indian Law Commissioners for Bombay 1835, so would guess that was how they knew each other.

Sisters Fanny and Mary are recorded travelling from Southampton to Bombay with Mr Ketterer in 1855, a couple of years before Fanny got married. When Mr Ketterer died in 1861 (after Fanny was married but before Mary was married), his probate stated:

“The will of Oswald William Ketterer formerly of Bombay in the East Indies but late of Nutley Villa Torquay Devon Esquire deceased who died 12 July 1861 at Nutley Villa aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of William Robert Perry of Walbrook House Walbrook in the city of London Esquire and William John Perry of 20-1/2 Warwick Lane in the said city Esquire two of the executors. Effects under £8000. Resworn at the Stamp Office October 1861 under £10,000.”

“…executed his will whilst out in India. The executors nominated are […] his adopted daughter Mary Jane Flower […] Mr Ketterer has disposed of his property in the following manner – making provisions for his two adopted daughters: to the eldest [Fanny] he has bequeathed, besides other legacies, the sum of £2,000, and to the youngest [Mary] an annuity of £200, with power of disposition over £2,000 […]”

He makes no mention of any of his own children, just his uncle Thomas Walter Perry (his mothers brother), two cousins (William Robert Perry and John Perry), godchildren and four sisters.

At no point is there any mention of Fanny & Mary’s older brother Henry in relation to Mr Ketterer so perhaps he was looked after elsewhere when their parent died. There is also no mention of their younger half sister Elizabeth, from their father’s second marriage, so perhaps she was looked after by family of his second wife or even his third wife.

  1. Henry Oswald FLOWER (1826-1911)
  2. Fanny Sarah FLOWER (1827-?)
  3. Mary Jane FLOWER (1830-1873 – Frances’ Grandmother)
  4. Rosa Honey FLOWER (1831-1832)

CHILDREN

1: Henry Oswald FLOWER

    • Birth: 17 Jun 1826 in Bombay, India
    • Baptism: 27 Aug 1826 in Bombay, India; Age:
    • Death: 05 Jul 1911 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; Age: 85
    • Occupation: Engravers / News Agent / Stationer / Book Seller
    • 1st Wife: Margaret Jane CRANE (09 Aug 1852 in Bycullah, Bombay, India)
    • 2nd Wife: Sarah HENSON (Sep 1862 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
    • 3rd Wife: Eliza TAYLOR (Dec 1884 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)

Could Henry’s middle name of Oswald have been in honour of his father’s friend Oswald Ketterer?

2: Fanny Sarah FLOWER

    • Birth: 14 Aug 1827 in Bombay, India
    • Baptism: 02 Dec 1827 in Bombay, India
    • Occupation: Wife of Railway Contractor
    • Husband: John BRAY (m. 25 Nov 1857 in Byculla, Bombay, India)

Fanny and John moved to England just after marrying and had three children in Yorkshire (where John was from). John was previously married with two children. Their first child together was named “John Oswald William Ketterer Bray”, after Fanny’s adopted father (but sadly died at only a few months old). I loose track of them after the 1871 census so don’t know what happened.

3: Mary Jane FLOWER (France’s Grandmother)

    • Birth: 17 Apr 1830 in Bombay, India
    • Baptism: 06 Jan 1831 in Bombay, India
    • Death: 10 Sep 1873 in East Indies; Age: 43; Died at sea.
    • Occupation: Wife of Lt. Col. Surgeon Major
    • Husband: Lt. Col. Robinson BOUSTEAD (m. Bet. Apr–Jun 1863 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England)

4: Rosa Honey FLOWER

    • Birth: 29 Nov 1831 in Bombay, India
    • Baptism: 06 Jan 1832 in Bombay, India
    • Death: 27 Jul 1832 ; Age: 0

Rosa died at just under seven months old.

2nd Marriage

William Henry FLOWER & Frances HOWARD

2nd Wife:  Frances HOWARD, nee Unknown

  • Birth: Unknown
  • Married: 21 Apr 1834 in Bombay, India (both widowed)
  • Death: 03 Nov 1835 in Poonah, India

From marriage records, I found mention of the “youngest daughter of William Henry Flower, formally of Bombay”. This would have been their only child together before Frances died.

1: Elizabeth Augusta FLOWER

    • Birth: 1834 in Bombay, India
    • Death: Bet. 1857-1871 possibly in Scotland
    • Occupation: Wife of Civil Engineer G.L.F. Railway Bombay
    • Husband: William INGLIS (m. 17 Aug 1852 in Bombay, India)

Elizabeth’s husband was a Civil Engineer for the Bombay Railway and nearly twenty years her senior. They had their first child in Bombay (1853) and their second in Scotland (1857). In 1861 both young children were boarding on their own in Scotland with no sign of their parents. In 1871 William is widowed, so Elizabeth died at sometime between 1857-71.

3rd Marriage

William Henry FLOWER & Mary DICK

3rd Wife: Mary DICK

  • Birth: Unknown
  • Married: 19 Dec 1836 in Bombay, India (Widower and Spinster)
  • Death: Unknown

William married for the third time a year after the death of his second wife, then died himself just over a year later. I don’t know if they had any children of their own, or what happened to Mary.