Employment Records in the Forest (General)

by Yeandle-Hignell, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 17:34 (479 days ago)

Hello

My grandmother Hilda Yeandle-Hignell lived in Littledean 1930-1933. I think she must have been employed somewhere since she was not married. Does anyone have any suggestions about where I could look to find out where she was employed? Thank you!

Sylvia Wright

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 21:01 (479 days ago) @ Yeandle-Hignell

Is this the correct Hilda ?

Deaths 1988 (>99%)
HIGNELL HILDA GWENDOLINE 8NO1898 GLOUCESTER 22 2290
Of St Crispins Nursing Home 74 Bathurst Rd Tredworth Gloucester; 9th March 1988 probate Llandaff 30 March not exceeding £70,000 (today this is Bathurst Lodge GL1 4RJ)

Deaths 1987 (76%)
HIGNELL ERNEST CLIFFORD 5JE1897 GLOUCESTER 22 1753
of Newsham House Stroud Rd Gloucester died 29 Sept 1987 Probate Llandaff 23 Dec not exceeding £70,000 (today Newsham House Care Home 262 Stroud Rd Gloucester GL4 0AX )

Deaths Jun 1983 (>99%)
HIGNELL ELSIE MAY 1MY1899 GLOUCESTER 22 1834

Deaths Sep 1946 (>99%)
Hignell Edward W 83 Gloucester C. 7b 335

Elizabeth Hignell of East Lea The Laburnum Stonehouse Wife of Edward William Hignell ; died 29th Feb 1940 at the Nursing Home Braunton Devon probate to Rev John Wilfred Yeandle Hignell Clerk Chaplain to HM Army effects £1,037 0s 2d


1939 East Lea Laburnam Stonehouse Glos
Edward M Hignell 04 Mar 1863 Male Gardener (Domestic) Married 63 1
Elizabeth Hignell 15 Apr 1862 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 63 2

1939 New Cottage Elmore,
Ernest C Hignell 05 Jun 1897 Male Master Engineer Married 49 1
Elsie M Hignell 01 May 1899 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 49 2
Cicely M Hignell 26 Oct 1921 Female Shop Assistant Single 49 3
Clifford J Hignell 27 May 1923 Male Centre Lathe Turner (Apprentice) Single 49 4
The record for this person is officially closed.
and I suspect a lewis/leslie Hogg/Hignell born 12 June 1933 living there

Births Sep 1933 (>99%)
HOGG Leslie J Hogg Gloucester 6a 411


1921 Stonehouse Ernest Clifford Hignell and Elsie May Hignell

1921 Stonehouse Edward William, Elizabeth Frances Anne, Hilda Gwendoline,John Wilfred Yeandle,Sallie Iren and William Lawrence HIGNETT


Marriages Sep 1920 (>99%)
Hignell Ernest C Hogg Stroud 6a 1073
Hogg Elsie M Hignell Stroud 6a 1073

1911 Lowers Lodge Dursley
Edward William Hignell Head Married Male 48 1863 Gardener domestic Chipping Ladbury
Elizabeth Hignell Wife Married Female 48 1863 - Dulverton
Ernest Clifford Hignell Son - Male 13 1898 Fitter Clifton
Hilda Gwendoline Hignell Daughter - Female 12 1899 School Clifton
William Lawrence Hignell Son - Male 10 1901 School Berkeley
Lallie Irene Hignell Daughter - Female 8 1903 School Berkeley
Frances Annie Hignell Daughter - Female 7 1904 School Berkeley
John Wilfred Yeandle Hignell Son - Male 3 1908 - Berkeley

1901 Stock Lane, Berkeley,
Edward Hignell Head Married Male 38 1863 Groom gardener Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
Elizabeth Hignell Wife Married Female 38 1863 - Dulverton, Somerset, England
Albert Hignell Son Single Male 12 1889 - -
Vera Hignell Daughter Single Female 10 1891 - -
Edna Hignell Daughter Single Female 9 1892 - -
Ernest Hignell Son Single Male 3 1898 - -
Hilda Hignell Daughter Single Female 2 1899 - -
William Hignell Son Single Male 0 1901 - Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England

Births Dec 1898 (>99%)
Hignell Hilda Gwendoline Barton R. 6a 51

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Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by Yeandle-Hignell, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 21:50 (479 days ago) @ slowhands

Hi

Thank you for your reply! Yes, you have the correct person. I can’t imagine there would have been many employers for women at that time in the Forest of Dean. I’m thinking schools, churches and pubs/hotels? Is there a central location where old records like this would be kept?

Sylvia

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 22:01 (479 days ago) @ Yeandle-Hignell

yes teaching nursing/caring obviously later War effort as well

not aware of a central location / database - some employer lists are available like GWR

sometimes we are lucky and a newspaper article mentions the person and their occupation, occasionally the probate may mention an occupation

sorry I cant be more help at this moment but now we have a confirmed "target" I will look further

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Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by Yeandle-Hignell, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 22:16 (479 days ago) @ slowhands

Thank you very much! I really appreciate your help! I should mention that I do already know she worked at the YWCA in Hereford years later. But I have no idea where she worked during the years she was in the Forest and I would really like to know.

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by shepway @, Monday, April 03, 2023, 10:59 (478 days ago) @ Yeandle-Hignell

At the time of the 1921 Census she was resident at Hurcombe, Great Western Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and her occupation: Clerk at Fredk Winterbotham Esq, Solicitor, Union Offices, John Street, Stroud.
Winterbothams is a well known firm in Stroud and now part of WSP Solicitors.
Mike

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by Yeandle-Hignell, Monday, April 03, 2023, 11:30 (478 days ago) @ shepway

At the time of the 1921 Census she was resident at Hurcombe, Great Western Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and her occupation: Clerk at Fredk Winterbotham Esq, Solicitor, Union Offices, John Street, Stroud.
Winterbothams is a well known firm in Stroud and now part of WSP Solicitors.
Mike

Wow, that is so interesting! I have searched her name on Ancestry so many times and not found that information! Thank you!

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by Nick Dub @, Monday, April 03, 2023, 23:01 (478 days ago) @ Yeandle-Hignell

Chances are, if Hilda had an education and secretarial skills, she would have had an office job. Two of my aunts started work around that time, and one got a job with Watts's of Lydney based on being able to type. The other left school to go into domestic service in Cheltenham, which was very common for young girls from the Forest in those days.

Hilda Gwendoline HIGNELL 1898 -1988 Clifton Bristol Glouce

by Yeandle-Hignell, Monday, April 03, 2023, 23:57 (477 days ago) @ Nick Dub

Thanks, I will look into that.

HOGG family Selsey Hill nr Stroud

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 08:40 (477 days ago) @ slowhands

I know of a Stanley Hall on the left as you climb up from Kings Stanley towards Selsey Park/common

1911 Hunter's Hall Selsley Hill Near Stroud
Dennis Hogg Head Head Male 36 1875 Carter general haulier Glos Ruscombe
Margaret Ellen Hogg Wife Wife Female 35 1876 - Glos Woodchester
Ellen Esther Regina Hogg Daughter Single Female 13 1898 School Glos King Stanley
Elsie May Hogg Daughter Single Female 11 1900 School Glos King Stanley
Ethel Beatrice Hogg Daughter Single Female 10 1901 School Glos King Stanley
Denis Henry Hogg Son Single Male 8 1903 - Glos King Stanley
Albert Edward George Hogg Son Single Male 6 1905 - Glos King Stanley
Margaret Annie Hogg Daughter Single Female 2 1909 - Glos King Stanley
Walter Hogg Son Single Male 0 1911 - Glos King Stanley

1901 Hunters Hall, Kings Stanley, Stroud
Denis Hogg Head Married Male 27 1874 Haulier Ruscombe, Gloucestershire, England
Margaret E Hogg Wife Married Female 25 1876 - Woodchester, Gloucestershire, England
Ellen E Hogg Daughter - Female 3 1898 - Selsley, Gloucestershire, England
Elsie M Hogg Daughter - Female 1 1900 - Selsley, Gloucestershire, England
Ethel B Hogg Daughter - Female 0 1901 - Selsley, Gloucestershire, England

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