Alfred/albert Lewis Whitecroft (General)

by shepway @, Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11:45 (156 days ago) @ Nicky

It would appear that Albert's father was not Luke. This is Albert's birth registration:
Child Surname Child Forename Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
LEWIS Albert DUFTY 1893 Forest of Dean Monmouth, Coleford 50 188

And this is Luke's Burial 2 years earlier:
Year: 1891
Month: Jul
Day: 26
Surname: LEWIS
Forenames: Luke
Residence: Whitecroft
Age_at_death: 37
Officiating_Minister: Jno. (sic) (John) Jos[ep]h Ebsworth (Vicar)
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P245 IN 1/30
Page_No: 69
Parish_Chapel: Parkend

Annie or Annis married Thomas Hill in 1897:
Groom Surname Groom Forename Bride Surname Bride Forename District Parish Building Year Register Entry
HILL Thomas LEWIS Annie Forest of Dean Monmouth Register Office 1897 18 171
HILL Thomas DUFTY Annie Forest of Dean Monmouth Register Office 1897 18 171

Albert was with Thomas Hill in 1911 but his mother is not listed and it appears that she died in 1901

1911 Census For England & Wales
Chapel House Whitecroft Gloucestershire, West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Thomas Hill Head Married Male 56 1855 Haulier Above Ground Sapperton
George Hill Son Single Male 38 1873 Colliery Hewer Glouceshire
Albert Lewis Son Single Male 16 1895 Colliery Hewer Whitecroft
Annie Hill Daughter Single Female 14 1897 - Whitecroft
Gladys Hill Daughter Single Female 12 1899 School Whitecroft

Year: 1901
Month: Jul
Day: 4
Surname: HILL
Forenames: Annie
Residence: Whitecroft
Age_at_death: 41
Officiating_Minister: D.J.Banham (Vicar)
Event: Burial
Memoranda: Old Ch[urch]y[ar]d
Register_Reference: P245 IN 1/30
Page_No: 101
Parish_Chapel: Parkend

She had a daughter Mary at about that time and who died in October aged 4 months.(Burial on this website.)

This would appear to be Albert's marriage to Gertrude PREEST (Note no name is given for his father):
Year: 1918
Month: Jun
Day: 24
Grooms_Surname: LEWIS
Grooms_Forenames: Albert
Grooms_Age: 24
Groom_Condition: Batchelor
Grooms_Occupation: Serving in His Magisty's Forces
Grooms_Residence: Whitecroft
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: [not stated]
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: [not stated]
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Not stated
Brides_Surname: PREEST
Brides_Forenames: Gertrude Elizabeth
Brides_Age: 18
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Saunders Green Bream
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Preest
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Samuel
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Licence_or_Banns: Licence
Signature_or_Mark: Both sign
Witness_1: Clarence Aubrey Preest
Witness_2: Vera Lawrence
Officiating_Minister: G W Leonard Case
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P57 IN 1/9
Page_Number: 29
Parish_Chapel: Bream

Children baptised at Bream:
Year Surname First Name Fathers Forename Mothers Forename Event Parish/Chapel
1918 LEWIS Virtue May Albert Gertrude Elizabeth Baptism Bream
1920 LEWIS Lily Albert Gertrude Elizabeth Baptism Bream
1928 LEWIS Ralph Sheaf Albert Gertrude Elizabeth Baptism Bream

The Baptism Record for Virtue tells us that Albert was in the Machine Gun Corps during the First World War.

1939 Register
Friars Level Cottages Saunders Green, West Dean R.D., Gloucestershire, England
(5 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
The record for this person is officially closed.
Elizabeth G Lewis 01 Nov 1899 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 165 2
Virtue Nelmes (Lewis) 07 Nov 1918 Female Shorthand Typist Single 165 3
Lily Smythe (Greenway,Lewis) 28 Mar 1920 Female Typist Single 165

Albert is missing - possibly in the Forces.

Finally Burials for Gertrude and Albert

Year: 1957
Month: Aug
Day: 7
Surname: LEWIS
Forenames: Elizabeth Gertrude
Residence: Saunder's Green Bream
Age_at_death: 57
Officiating_Minister: J.Wyn Davies
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P57 IN 1/19
Page_No: 28
Parish_Chapel: Bream

Year: 1974
Month: Dec
Day: 5
Surname: LEWIS
Forenames: Albert
Residence: 1 Park Grove Whitecroft
Age_at_death: 81
Officiating_Minister: E.C.Mussel White
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P57 IN 1/19
Page_No: 87
Parish_Chapel: Bream


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