Albert Charles HUMPHREY family

Humphrey family – of Albert Charles Humphrey

Some  notes on the family of Albert Charles Humphrey who lived at Leigh from about 1912 .

Below are some brief genealogical details about the family:

Albert (Bert) Charles Humphrey (b. 1881) and Estate Carpenter at Leigh married Annie Elizabeth Bishop in 1905  at Tonbridge.  (Annie Elizabeth Bishop was born ca. 1888 Tonbridge)

Their children:

Albert Frank b. 1906 :                           mar. 1934 at Buxted,Sussex  Nancy S G Levett

Dorothy Mabel  b. 1908:                        mar. 1934 = John Irvine Passmore

Leonard Charles bapt 8 Aug 1908  carpenter: mar. 1940 at Leigh, Margaret Fulton, sister of Esther Fulton

Elsie Ruth  b. 1910/11                 mar.  Albert Stanley Woodhams

Robert George b. 1912              mar. 1938 at Leigh Esther Fulton (of Northumberland)   (sister Margaret Fulton)  (lived Waterworks Cottages)

Doris Winifred  bap. 11.4.15 at Leigh:  mar. at Leigh to George Frederick Humphrey 1937)

(n.b. in bold shows the name they were known as)

Grandchildren:

Jennie James

Great Grandchild:

Gillian Wilson

 

Albert Charles Humphrey was born in Underriver in about 1881 and he married Anne Elizabeth Bishop at Tonbridge in 1905.  Their first four children were born at Hildenborough and in 1911 census they are living at Mount Pleasant in Hildenborough.  The 1911 states that they had four children, all living.  Further children were born after 1911 – their fifth child, Robert George, was born in 1912 at Leigh; their daughter, Doris Winifred was born in 1914 at Leigh.

When they moved to Leigh the family lived at 2 Waterworks Cottages, in Kiln Lane.

Albert Charles Humphrey was a member of the Leigh Fire Brigade.  At one point he was also a Special Constable.

Frank Humphrey (Albert Frank), his son, was at one point secretary of the Leigh Football Club and had been employed by Lord Hollanden.  His other son, Robert George, also played for the Leigh Football Club.

The postcard of the Leigh Fire Brigade of 1926 is taken in what would have been the garden at South View – showing behind it the door of 6 Forge Square, and stairs up to 7 Forge Square.  Hubert Russell is on the left at the front – he lived at South View.  Another photo at Hall Place of the Leigh Fire Brigade in 1926 gives the name A. Humphrey – it is disputed between Jennie James and Gillian Wilson whether this is Albert Charles or his son, Albert Frank – however, on referring to Chris Rowley’s book “We Had Everything ..”, Bert Humphrey is named as being a member after WW1.

Albert Charles Humphrey and his two daughters Elsie Ruth and Dorothy Mabel were members of the Golden Years Club.

Below are some of the photographs provided by Jennie James and Gillian Wilson:

 

Wedding of Frank (Albert Frank) Humphrey and Nancy Lovett 7 April 1934 in Buxted, Sussex.

Wedding of Frank (Albert Frank) Humphrey and Nancy Lovett 7 April 1934 in Buxted, Sussex.  LtoR:  Albert H, Annie H, Len H, Elsie H, Frank H, Nancy Lovett, Doris H, Albert Woodhams (future husband of Elsie). At front is Eric Humphrey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humphrey wedding

Wedding 20 August 1938 of Robert George Humphrey and Esther Fulton at Leigh:  LtoR: Albert Charles H, Annie Elizabeth H, Nancy H (nee Lovett), Robert George H, Esther Fulton, Frank H, Leonard H, Margaret Fulton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Humphrey and son Frank, Leigh Green

Annie Humphrey and son Frank, Leigh Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh Football Club-ca 1932

Leigh Football Club-ca 1932 – front, second from left is Robert George Humphrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humphrey

Leigh Special Constables – this picture also appears in Chris Rowley’s book “We Had Everything ..” which says that the man listed as H. Draper is Harry Lucas. The names read from top row left to right; middle row right to left; bottom row left to right: Chief Special Constable DE Whitehead is the large man with hands on knees at front. Bert Humphrey is middle row, second from right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mabel and Granddad

Mabel and her father, Bert, outside 2 Waterworks Cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Brigade 1926

Leigh Fire Brigade 1926 of which Bert Humphrey was a member. This picture is taken in the garden at South View (in front of 6/7 Forge Square) where Hubert Russell, Chief Officer lived. See also under Leigh Fire Brigade where Bert is named ‘A. Humphrey’ in another photo of 1926 taken at Hall Place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Years Group sent to the Society by Jennie James, descendant of Albert Charles Humphrey

Golden Years Group sent to the Society by Jennie James, descendant of Albert Charles Humphrey. In the back row are 4th from left – Elsie Ruth Woodhams (nee Humphrey), 9th from left – Mabel Passmore (nee Humphrey), 10th from left – Albert Charles Humphrey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Field (October 2016) – from notes and photographs provided by Jennie James of New Zealand and Gillian Wilson of Australia.