Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Children of William and Ann Littleboy

 William and Ann's Children

Henry Littleboy, their oldest son, (1826-1908) married Elizabeth Betsy Saunders in Ealing.  In 1901 there is a census record of Henry and Elizabeth Littleboy, and Henry is listed as a Barge Lighterman (lightermen ferried goods on the Thames), and this could be them, and they are living in Iseleworth.    There are several mentions in the voter records for Brentford, Middlesex of a Henry Littleboy, including living at the Watermans Arms (see below) - up until 1908 when Henry died aged 82.

William, the next son born in 1828 married Elizabeth Bailey in 1849.  We know that Elizabeth was under the marriageable age and that William appears to have died just a few days after their marriage, at age 21.

Richard, born (1836-1918) married Emily Maddox in 1856 and they had 6 children, they appear to have lived in Brentford for most of their married life. Richard was also a waterman and lighterman, and the family were living at the Watermans Arms Beerhouse in 1871.  It is not clear if Richard and his wife were also running the beerhouse, but it is possible he was just a boarder.

Watermans Arms Beer House, High Street New Brentford he name on the board outside says the Watermans Arms R Hubbuck. Crowley & Cos Alton Ales'. Robert Hubbuck is standing in the doorway. It was a boarding house as well as a beerhouse and next door was a butcher.  Taken late 1800 - early 1900.

 Eizabeth Littleboy married my Great Great Grandfather William Ellis, and they had 11 children.  The family moved around a great deal as William was in the army (including in India) before they eventually settled in Hale, Surrey.

Martha Littleboy (b1839) married Henry Chrles Davis in 1859 and they had 5 children, by 1891 Martha was a widow, aged 53 and living with her daughter Sarah and two illegitimate grandchildren.  By 1901, Martha was living in two rooms at the Ingrams Alms House, Islington, London.  She appears to have died in Islington in 1918.

Ann Maria (1842-1907) married George Clifford Pearce in 1862 and was also a Lighterman, but also ran the Alexandra Beer House from 1871.  After George died in 1895 Ann Maria took over the  Beer House in Brentford, and seems to have been the licensee until she died in 1907.

George Clifford Probate leaving a large sum to Annie Maria his widow

The Beer House that George and Ann Marie owned and ran taken  much later,Circa 1937

 Alfred Littleboy (b1845) had two wives, Anne Eliza Fruin who he married in 1879, and who died in 1896; and Mary Ann (surname unknown).  So far I have found 4 children, but I suspect there are more.  In the 1911 census, Alfred and Mary Ann, along with two of their children, were living at Brentford.  That is the last I know of the family.  Except that Alfred Nelson Littleboy, the son of Alfred and Mary Ann, served in the UK Navy in WW2.  He enlisted in 1939 and served until 1951, some of that time was spent in India.

Betsy Littleboy, the baby of the family, born 1849 maried George Henry Meek in Hounslow in 1881.  They had 4 children and seemed to have lived in the London area.  George Meek was a widower when he married Betsy who died in 1899 at the age of just 50 years.

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