Descendants of William Howard EVERDEN

Fourth Generation


51. Winifred Florence MARTIN (William John MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born on 31 Jan 1907 in London. She died on 18 Aug 2001 in Kent.

MARRIAGE: (1837online): Apr- Jun 1928 Vol 2a Page 1863, Medway District

BIOGRAPHY: She had a sister called Dot. Folkstone connection

BIRTH: (1837online): Jan - Mar 1907 Vol 1A Page 191, Fulham District


DEATH: (2001); Died at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, whilst living at 361 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent

ADDRESS: (1962): 361 Folkestone Road, Dover

Winifred married Living.

They had the following children:

+ 76 M i Living
+ 77 F ii Living

52. Doris Ruth MARTIN (William John MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born on 29 Jun 1909 in Tunbridge Wells. She died on 23 Jan 2005 in Whitfield, Kent.

BIOGRAPHY: Known as Dot.

ADDRESS: Spent most of life at 1 The Bayle, Folkestone
(1932): 56 xx Avenue, Chatham

OCCUPATION: Ran a Hat Shop in Folkestone. Also helped father in Electrical and Radio shop.

DEATH: Died at Whitfield Rest Home, 107 Sandwich Road, Whitfield.

Doris married Living son of Claude Bertram PARISH.

They had the following children:

+ 78 M i Living

53. Thelma Mavis PARRISH (William John MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born on 10 Apr 1918 in Larkfield, Junction Rd, Gillingham. She died in 1996.

BIRTH: Birth certificate states father is James Edward Parrish. (unlikely!!)

BIOGRAPHY: Brought up with Eunice as a sister. Changed her surname to Martin fairly early on. Known as Peggy Martin until she joined the AirForce

Thelma married Wilfred Henry HARRIS. Wilfred died on 31 Mar 1877.

OCCUPATION: Milkman

Wilfred and Thelma had the following children:

+ 79 F i Living
  80 F ii Living

55. Ronald MARTIN (Frank Everden MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born on 25 Aug 1917 in Rochester. He died on 23 Oct 2009 in Oxford.

ADDRESS: Born at 10 Horsley Road, Rochester.

BIOGRAPHY: Went to school at the Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School, Rochester from 1929-33. Took part in G&S operas, and was a second in the Second Math Scout Group. Developed interest in woodwork. Pumped the organ at The Vines Church for Len Halls.
After school worked for Featherstones in men's outfitters from 1933-8. Was asked to become Assistant Manager in Sheerness but decided to sign up for 12 years in Navy.
In 1939 joined the Cumberland as a Supplies Assistant spending time in South Atlantic looking for surface raiders of which one of the most infamous was the German warship Graff Spee. The Cumberland then moved to the North Atlantic escorting convoys.
Left Navy and went to Oakley Training College, Cheltenham 1950-1 for teacher training, then in 1951-2 did craft teacher training at Shoreditch Training College, Englefield Green. Teaching experience started at Troy Town School, followed by Harry Gosling Woodwork Centre and St John Cass School (both in London). In 1958, appointed metalwork teacher at Matthew Arnold, for £72 p/a, promoted to Head of Department.
Took early retirement in 1977 and went to work for the University as a technician for the Department of Educational Studies. On leaving the University in 1985, did voluntary work for Pain Relief unit (Churchill Hospital) and the Wildlife Trust in Cowley.

MARRIAGE: St Nicholas Church, Rochester

Ronald married Vera Irene ROLFE daughter of Clarence Spencer ROLFE and Fanny Dorothy WEBB on 25 Sep 1943 in St Nicholas, Rochester. Vera was born on 17 Apr 1921 in Rochester. She died on 18 Jan 2005 in Appleton, Oxon.

ADDRESS: First lived at 2 James Street, Rochester (1921-9). Lived at 245 Maidstone Road, Rochester (1929-43). When first married lived at 71 St Margaret's Street. When married, spent time in Weymouth (1945), and Dovercourt (Harwich) in 1949 when Dad was serving in Navy. Living in Englefield Green around 1951. Bought first house at 10 Pattens Lane, Rochester (before 1952). 1959 - moved to 42 Collinwood Road, Headington, Oxford. 1965 - moved to Maytree Cottage, Appleton.

BIOGRAPHY: Went to school first at Troy Town 1926-32, then Fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls 1932-8. Played piano under Professor Sharp in 1931. Passed Pitmans & RSA in shorthand (120wpm), and typing (60wpm). From 1938-45 joined Medway Choir and performed amongst others Merrie England, and Rebel Maid at the Central Hall. Choir apparently disbanded during War.


OCCUPATION: From 1938, joined Kent County Council at Springfield, Maidstone, as a Junior Receptionist and clerk in the Elementary Section. From 1939-45, joined the Building Department as a Shorthand Typist, then personal secretary to Mr G White (Sights & Buildings), and Mr Knight in Accounts. From 1968-85 worked for Local Examination Schools, Oxford as a leader of section dealing with certificates.

Ronald and Vera had the following children:

  81 M i Living
        Living married Living.

56. Jack MARTIN (Frank Everden MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born on 23 Feb 1920. He died on 30 Apr 1983.

ADDRESS: When first married they rented a cottage in Manor lane, Borstal which was owned by father.

BIOGRAPHY: Engineer at Babcock & Wilcox.

Jack married Joan SPELLS on 3 Apr 1943 in St Peter's Church, Rochester. Joan was born on 11 Jan 1920. She died in Dec 1998.

They had the following children:

  82 M i Living
        Living married Living.
+ 83 F ii Living

59. Brian YOUNG (Ruby Annie MARTIN , Jane Louisa EVERDEN , William Howard ) was born in 1921 in Gillingham, Kent. He died on 21 Nov 2005 in Harrow, Mddx.

BIRTH: (1837online): Oct - Dec 1921 Vol 2A Page 1324, Medway District

BIOGRAPHY: Educated at William Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone. Worked for Alfred Herbert (Coventry), then Birmingham, followed by CWS.
(1939) Living in Birmingham and joined T/A. Royal Signals. Called up on second day to WWI. Stationed all over country and far east, including India, Burma, Malaya & Thailand.
After war, he worked for Birds Custard, and Midland Counties Dairies (Birmingham), then moved to London where he worked for STC. From 1963 he was Financial Comptroller of Standard Telecommunications Laboratories.

ADDRESS: (1936) Lived in Coventry with father.

Brian married Nancy Eileen CURTIS. Nancy was born in 1913. She died in 1993.

They had the following children:

  84 F i Living
+ 85 M ii David YOUNG
+ 86 F iii Living

61. Living (Edmund John , Arthur , William Howard )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  87 F i Living

65. Living (Edmund John , Arthur , William Howard )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  88 M i Living

67. Living (Victor Robert , Arthur , William Howard )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  89 F i Living
        Living married Living.
  90 F ii Living
        Living married Living.

71. Living (James Alfred , Arthur , William Howard )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  91 M i Living
        Living married Living.
  92 M ii Living
        Living married Living.

74. Living (Lily Elsie EVERDEN , Arthur , William Howard )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  93 M i Living
  94 M ii Living

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