Nimrod STEPHENS, 1924-5 to 1944, Ruardean Hill (General)

by BornFree, Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 10:29 (412 days ago)

Hi

I'm looking for any information on where Nimrod was born and his activities until he joined the army. He eventually lost his life in Italy on the 7th Oct 1944, where he is buried in a commonwealth war cemetery in Faenza.

He was the son of Frank and Clara Stephens (High Beech). He has a baptism entry in the Parish records on this site.

He joined the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards and died at the age of 20 or 21.

Any information to further my quest to find out more of this distant relative would be greatly appreciated.

My Mum's family are all from the FOD and lived around Joys Green, where I used to spend many happy holidays with my Nan...!!

Thanks

Jason

Niimrod STEPHENS 1925-44 Ruardean Hill / Harry Hill

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 11:31 (412 days ago) @ BornFree

Deaths Dec 1982 (>99%)
STEPHENS CLARA 18FE1896 F OF DEAN 22 1775
Deaths Dec 1950 (>99%)
Stephens Frank 56 F. of Dean 7b 413

GUARDSMAN
NIMROD STEPHENS

Service Number: 2665795
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn.
Date of Death
Died 07 October 1944
Buried or commemorated at
FAENZA WAR CEMETERY
VII. E. 10.
Italy

1943 Army Attestation Nimrod STEPHENS born 8 2 1925 of Ruardean Hill, Lorry Driver


1939 High Beech,
Frank Stephens 21 Oct 1893 Male Colliery Hewer - Below Ground Married 41 1
Clara Stephens 18 Feb 1896 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 41 2
Harry Stephens 14 Apr 1921 Male Trammer, Colliery Under Ground Single 41 3
The record for this person is officially closed.
The record for this person is officially closed.
Hubert F Stephens 21 Sep 1927 Male At School Single 41 6
The record for this person is officially closed.
Frank Stephens 10 Mar 1932 Male At School Single 41 8
The record for this person is officially closed.


Year: 1925
Day: 13
Parents_Surname: STEPHENS
Child_Forenames: Nimrod
Fathers_Forenames: Frank
Mothers_Forenames: Clara
Mothers_Surname:
Residence: Ruardean Hill
Occupation: Collier
Officiating_Minister: W M Bellamy Vicar
Event: Baptism
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/5
Page_Number: 193
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook

Births Mar 1925 (>99%)
Stephens Nimrod Lloyd Westbury S. 6a 427

Births Dec 1927 (>99%)
Stephens Hubert F Lloyd Westbury S. 6a 368
Births Mar 1929 (>99%)
Stephens Gwendoline Lloyd Westbury S. 6a 396
Births Jun 1932 (>99%)
Stephens Frank Lloyd Westbury S. 6a 414
Births Mar 1935 (>99%)
Stephens Christina E Lloyd Westbury S. 6a 361


Deaths Dec 1918 (>99%)
Stephens May D 24 Bedwellty 11a 144

Births Dec 1914 (>99%)
Stephens Thomas W Rudge Westbury S. 6a 478
Surname Forename Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
STEPHENS Thomas William RUDGE 1914 Forest of Dean Westbury on Severn, East Dean 22 186


Year: 1913
Month: Dec
Day: 6
Grooms_Surname: STEPHENS
Grooms_Forenames: Frank
Grooms_Age: 20
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Collier
Grooms_Residence: Ruardean Hill
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: STEPHENS
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Nimrod
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Brides_Surname: RUDGE
Brides_Forenames: May Damaris
Brides_Age: 19
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: St Johns Cinderford
Brides_Fathers_Surname: RUDGE
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Thomas James
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: Both Sign
Witness_1: Simeon Alfred Rudge
Witness_2: Lily Stephens
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: James Lawton Vicar
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/10
Page_Number: 36
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook

1911 Ruardean Hill
Nimrod Stephens Head Married Male 48 1863 Collier hewer Drybrook Glos
Bertha Stephens Wife Married Female 42 1869 - Drybrook Glos
Frank Stephens Son Single Male 17 1894 Collier drawer underground Drybrook Glos


1901 Morse Lane, Village, Ruardean
Nimrod Stephens Head Married Male 38 1863 Coal miner Drybrook, Gloucestershire,
Bertha Stephens Wife Married Female 34 1867 - Gloucestershire,
Frank Stephens Son - Male 7 1894 - Drybrook, Gloucestershire,
Lily Stephens Daughter - Female 5 1896 - Drybrook, Gloucestershire,

1891 Morse Lane
Nimrod Stephens Head Married Male 26 1865 Collier Gloucestershire, England
Bertha Stephens Wife Married Female 23 1868 - Drybrook, Gloucestershire,

1881 Harry Hill
Enoch Stephens Head Married Male 48 1833 Coal miner East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Tryphena Stephens Wife Married Female 54 1827 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Tom Stephens Son Single Male 24 1857 Coal miner Gloucestershire,
William Stephens Son Single Male 21 1860 Coal miner Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Nimrod Stephens Son Single Male 18 1863 Coal miner East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Enoch Stephens Son Single Male 11 1870 Scholar East Dean, Gloucestershire,

1871 Harry Hill
Enoch Stephens Head - Male 38 1833 - Gloucestershire,
Leyphenea Stephens Wife - Female 44 1827 - Gloucestershire,
Tom Stephens Son - Male 14 1857 - Gloucestershire,
William Stephens Son - Male 12 1859 - Monmouthshire, Wales
Mary Ann Stephens Daughter - Female 10 1861 - Gloucestershire,
Nimrod Stephens Son - Male 8 1863 - Gloucestershire,
Flora Stephens Daughter - Female 6 1865 - Gloucestershire,
Lucy Stephens Daughter - Female 4 1867 - Gloucestershire,
Enoch Stephens Son - Male 2 1869 - Gloucestershire,

1861 Hausley ?
Stephen Stephens Head Married Male 75 1786 Labourer Lincolnshire, Eng
Ann Stephens Wife Married Female 52 1809 - -
Enoch Stephens Boarder Widower Male 30 1831 Labourer Herefordshire, England
Thomas Stephens Son Unmarried Male 18 1843 Labourer Herefordshire, England
Tom Stephens Son Unmarried Male 14 1847 Labourer Lincolnshire, England
Charlotte Stephens Daughter - Female 12 1849 - Gloucestershire, England

1851 Harry Hill
William Stephens Head Married Male 48 1803 Collier Ruardean, Gloucestershire,
Mary Stephens Wife Married Female 44 1807 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Enoch Stephens Son Unmarried Male 18 1833 Collier East Dean, Gloucestershire,
William Stephens Son - Male 15 1836 Collier East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Hester Stephens Daughter - Female 13 1838 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Maria Stephens Daughter - Female 9 1842 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,
George Stephens Son - Male 4 1847 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,
Thomas Stephens Son - Male 11 1840 - East Dean, Gloucestershire,

1841 Harry Hill
William Stephens Male 39 1802 Gloucestershire,
Mary Stephens Female 32 1809 Gloucestershire,
Eliza Stephens Female 13 1828 Gloucestershire,
Sarah Stephens Female 11 1830 Gloucestershire,
Eanock Stephens Male 8 1833 Gloucestershire,
William Stephens Male 6 1835 Gloucestershire,
Esther Stephens Female 4 1837 Gloucestershire,
Thomas Stephens Male 1 1840 Gloucestershire,
William Simmons Male 18 1823 Gloucestershire,

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Frank and Clara STEPHENS, High Beech Ruardean Probate

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 12:05 (412 days ago) @ slowhands

Probate record Clara Stephens
Of Boyrnes Cottage High Beech Ruardean died 24th Nov 1982 Admin Llandaff 11 march not exceeding £25,000

Probate record Frank Stephens
Of Bournes Cottage High Beech Ruardean died 2nd Oct 1950 Admin gloucester 21 June to Widow Clara Effects £605

Address 2023
Bournes Cottage, High Beech Road, The Pludds, RUARDEAN, Gloucestershire, GL17 9UD

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

May Damaris STEPHENS nee RUDGE 1894 -1918 Cinderford

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 12:47 (411 days ago) @ slowhands

Deaths Dec 1918 (>99%)
Stephens May D 24 Bedwellty 11a 144


1911 Church Road Cinderford,
Thomas James Rudge Head Married Male 50 1861 Coal miner driver below ground East Dean Glos
Mary Ann Rudge Wife Married Female 45 1866 - Cinderford Glos
Stanley Thomas Rudge Son Single Male 12 1899 School boy Cinderford Glos
Thomas Wilkes Relative Widower Male 62 1849 Contractor colliery timber below ground Newent Glos
Alfred Thomas Fortey Relative Married Male 25 1886 Labourer masons City of Gloucester
Charlotte Annie Fortey Daughter Married Female 20 1891 - Cinderford Glos
May Damairs Rudge Daughter Single Female 16 1895 - Cinderford Glos
Ernest Rowland Rudge Relative Single Male 1 1910 - Cinderford Glos

1901 Wesley Road Cinderford Woodside
Thomas J Rudge Head Married Male 36 1865 Coal miner hewer Ruardean Hill, Gloucestershire, England
Mary Ann Rudge Wife Married Female 34 1867 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Simeon A Rudge Son Single Male 11 1890 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Charlotte A Rudge Daughter Single Female 10 1891 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
May D Rudge Daughter Single Female 6 1895 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Stanley T Rudge Son Single Male 2 1899 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England


First name(s) May Damaris
Country England
Last name Rudge
Volume 6A
Birth quarter 3
Page 233
Birth year 1894
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Mother's maiden name Brain
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
District Westbury on Severn
Subcategory Civil Births
County Gloucestershire

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Frank STEPHENS and Clara LLOYD in Monthmouthsire

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 13:54 (411 days ago) @ slowhands

1921
Stephens Frank 1893 1921 Census Of England & Wales
Llanhilleth, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Stephens Clara 1896 1921 Census Of England & Wales
Llanhilleth, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Stephens Violet R May 1916 1921 Census Of England & Wales
Llanhilleth, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Stephens Harry 1921 1921 Census Of England & Wales
Llanhilleth, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales

Marriages Sep 1920 (>99%)
Lloyd Clara Stephens Bedwellty 11a 261
Stephens Frank Lloyd Bedwellty 11a 261

1911
10 Coedcae Nantyglo, Aberystruth,
Isaac Lloyd Head Married Male 41 1870 Coal miner hewer Abergavenny Mon
Elezbeth Lloyd Wife Married Female 39 1872 - Blanavon Mon
Joseph Lloyd Son Single Male 18 1893 Coal miner hewer Blaina Mon
Thomas Lloyd Son Single Male 16 1895 Coal miner hewer Blaina Mon
Claro Lloyd Daughter Single Female 15 1896 General servent domestic Blaina Mon
Morgan Lloyd Son Single Male 13 1898 Coal miner helper hewer Blaina Mon
Herbert Lloyd Son - Male 10 1901 - Blaina Mon
Betries Lloyd Daughter - Female 8 1903 - Blaina Mon
Edwin Lloyd Son - Male 5 1906 - Nantyglo Mon
Dorothy Lloyd Daughter - Female 1 1910 - Nantyglo Mon

1901 Coedcae, Nantyglo, Aberystruth
Isaac Lloyd Head Married Male 32 1869 Coal miner Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Elizabeth Lloyd Wife Married Female 29 1872 - Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales
Elizabeth A Lloyd Daughter Single Female 9 1892 - Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Joseph Lloyd Son Single Male 8 1893 - Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Thomas J Lloyd Son Single Male 6 1895 - Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Clara Lloyd Daughter Single Female 5 1896 - Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Morgan H Lloyd Son Single Male 3 1898 - Blaina, Monmouthshire, Wales
Herbert Lloyd Son Single Male 0 1901 - Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales

First name(s) Clara
Country Wales
Last name Lloyd
Volume 11A
Birth quarter 1
Page 95
Birth year 1896
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Mother's maiden name Hunt
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
District Bedwellty
Subcategory Civil Births
County Monmouthshire

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Frank STEPHENS and Clara LLOYD in Monthmouthsire

by BornFree, Saturday, April 08, 2023, 04:44 (408 days ago) @ slowhands

Thanks slowhands for your time in this....good information to review and definitely names that my Great Auntie and Mum have mentioned.

Further quest would be to try and get photos of Nimrod.

Nimrod STEPHENS

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Saturday, April 08, 2023, 07:28 (408 days ago) @ BornFree

Thanks

It’s possible that there was an obituary in a local newspaper, the WW1 obituaries have been useful for me tracking and often had a photo….

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

Nimrod STEPHENS

by Taffia @, Wednesday, July 05, 2023, 23:30 (319 days ago) @ slowhands

Hi
If am correct Nimrod Stephens was my 3rd cousin once removed. His grandfather Nimrod Stephens 1863- 1939 was the son of my great Uncle Enoch Stephens. Have read this thread will delight.
Look forward to hearing from you if I can help
Pam

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