[1GGP] Mayhew, Ernest Benjamin

Ernest Benjamin Mayhew was born 19th July 1885 in Joyce’s Yard, High Street, Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. He was the third of eleven children and his father, Walter Charles Mayhew, worked as a general labourer. Ernest worked as a groom chauffeur and served as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps during WWI and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. In 1915, when his second child was born, his occupation was listed as “Private Mechanical Transport A.S.C. no 097890 (Chauffeur Domestic)”.

Ernest married my Great Grandmother Amelia Elizabeth Cowely (aka Millie) in 1907 and they had four children; my Grandfather Cecil being the first in 1908, followed by Ernest 7 years later in 1915, Samuel just over 5 years after that in 1921, and lastly Marjorie another 6 years later in 1927 (my granddad was nearly 20 years older than his sister).

Millie died in 1937 aged 50 and Ernest swiftly remarried to Ida Mary Whittemore (who was 15 years his junior) the following year , causing much speculation as to their relationship prior to Millie’s death. Marjorie was only 9 when her mother died which no doubt played a part in Ernest wanting to get married again.

Ernest died in the Three Counties Hospital, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England on 30th Jan 1965 at age 75. Ida lived until 1993 when she died at age 92.

Of the four children my Great Grandparents had, only my grandfather went on to have children of his own.

Ernest Benjamin Mayhew
Born: SEP 1885
Died: 30 JAN 1961
Ancestors
   
John Mayhew
1824 - JUN 1893
 
 
Walter Charles Mayhew
6 OCT 1860 - DEC 1943
  
  
  
Louisa Barker
2 MAY 1830 - DEC 1891
 
Ernest Benjamin Mayhew
SEP 1885 - 30 JAN 1961
  
 
  
Ebenezer Finding
1820 - MAR 1873
 
   
  
  
Eliza Barker
1831 - 18 APR 1905
 
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Ernest Benjamin Mayhew
BirthSEP 1885Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death30 JAN 1961 Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Amelia Elizabeth Cowley at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageSEP 1938to Ida Mary Whittemore at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England
FatherWalter Charles Mayhew
MotherElizabeth Finding
PARENT (F) Amelia Elizabeth Cowley
BirthMAR 1887Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathJUN 1937 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Ernest Benjamin Mayhew at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
FatherJoseph James Cowley
MotherEliza Keech
CHILDREN
MErnest Frank Mayhew
Birth14 NOV 1915Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathAPR 1986Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MJoseph Benjamin Cecil Mayhew
Birth1 FEB 1908Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death19 MAY 1991Bath, Somerset, England
Marriage6 APR 1931to Daisy Elkins at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England
MSamuel John Mayhew
Birth13 APR 1921Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
DeathSEP 2007Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
MarriageJUN 1953to Madelaine Joan Bradley at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
FMarjorie D Mayhew
Birth15 DEC 1927Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Death1 DEC 2006Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage4 APR 1970to Eric Hill at Biddenham, Bedfordshire, England
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Ernest Benjamin Mayhew
BirthSEP 1885Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death30 JAN 1961 Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageJUN 1907to Amelia Elizabeth Cowley at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageSEP 1938to Ida Mary Whittemore at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England
FatherWalter Charles Mayhew
MotherElizabeth Finding
PARENT (F) Ida Mary Whittemore
Birth5 JUL 1900Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire, England
DeathMAR 1993 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
MarriageSEP 1938to Ernest Benjamin Mayhew at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
Descendants
Ernest Benjamin Mayhew b: SEP 1885 d: 30 JAN 1961
Amelia Elizabeth Cowley b: MAR 1887 d: JUN 1937
Ernest Frank Mayhew b: 14 NOV 1915 d: APR 1986
Joseph Benjamin Cecil Mayhew b: 1 FEB 1908 d: 19 MAY 1991
Daisy Elkins b: 15 OCT 1906 d: 22 NOV 1972
Samuel John Mayhew b: 13 APR 1921 d: SEP 2007
Madelaine Joan Bradley b: 24 FEB 1916 d: MAY 2004
Marjorie D Mayhew b: 15 DEC 1927 d: 1 DEC 2006
Eric Hill b: ABT 1927
Ida Mary Whittemore b: 5 JUL 1900 d: MAR 1993