16. Ernest ROLFE (Charles , Thomas ) was born in 1873 in Rochester, Kent.
ADDRESS: (1881): Living with parents
(1901): Sea View Cottage, (St James) Isle of Grain
OCCUPATION: (1901): Government Labourer
MARRIAGE: (FreeBMD): Jan -Mar 1900 Vol 2A Page 777, Hoo District
Ernest married Edith E SIMMONS about Feb 1900 in Hoo, Kent. Edith was born in 1879 in Stoke, Kent.
They had the following children:
23. Edith Emma ROLFE (Alfred , Thomas ) was born on 10 Oct 1874 in Rochester, Kent. She was christened on 4 Nov 1874 in St Peter's Church, Rochester, Kent.
MARRIAGE: (FreeBMD): Jun 1898 Vol 2a Page 1249, Medway District (St Margaret's, Rochester)
ADDRESS: (1881): Living with parents
(1891): Living with parents
(1901): 26 Fox Street, Gillingham
(1957): 30 Junction Road, Gillingham (living with daughter)
DEATH: (1957): Living with daughter, missing by 1959. Cannot find any death record in Medway area 1955-63
Edith married David Thomas WHITE son of David Thomas WHITE on 23 Apr 1898 in St Margaret's Rochester. David was born in 1875.
MARRIAGE: FreeBMD: Jun 1898 Vol 2a Page 1249 Medway District. Mum remembers uncle Dave!
ADDRESS: (1901): 26 Fox Street, Gillingham
Believed to have lived in Cooper Road, Gillingham after marriage.
(1925, daughter's marriage certificate): 85 College Road, Gillingham
OCCUPATION: (1898): Labourer
(1901): Labourer Shipbuilding
(1925): Skilled Labourer
David and Edith had the following children:
+ 29 F i Edith Mina WHITE 30 F ii Irene Elsie M WHITE was born in 1901 in New Brompton, Kent. She died about Sep 1901 in Medway District.
BIRTH: Census states 10years old in 1901. I reckon this is 10months! TBC
ADDRESS: (1901): Living with parents
DEATH: Jul-Sep 1901 Vol 2A Page 411, Medway District
25. Mabel Lily ROLFE (Alfred , Thomas ) was born in Mar 1883 in Rochester, Borstal.
ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with brother Clarence, Mother & Stepfather (Hills) at 3 Clive Road, Rochester
(1905): Adjutants House, R M Barracks, Chatham (probably for the marriage banns)
MARRIAGE: (1837online): Jul-Sep 1905 Vol 2a Page 1473. Mother (Martha Hills) was a witness to marriage, with W J Taylor.
Mabel married Alfred James EYKELBOSCH son of Alfred EYKELBOSCH on 16 Aug 1905 in Register Office, Chatham. Alfred was born in 1884.
ADDRESS: (1905): Chatham Barracks
OCCUPATION: (1905): Private - Royal Marines
Alfred and Mabel had the following children:
26. Clarence Spencer ROLFE (Alfred , Thomas ) was born on 19 Apr 1891 in Rochester, Borstal. He was christened on 17 May 1891 in St Margaret's, Rochester. He died on 1 May 1958 in Rochester.
BIRTH: FreeBMD: Vol 2a Page 593, Medway District
ADDRESS: (1901): Living with sister Mabel, Mother & Stepfather (Hills) at 3 Clive Road, Rochester
OCCUPATION: At 12 he was pumping the bellows for the organ at St Nicholas Church, Rochester. Latterly was a clerical officer in the Civil Service, and worked for the Foreign Office in London (Horse Guard's Parade?). Later worked at Gun Wharf, Charham. Became Past Master (Head Mason) of the Gundulph Lodge, Rochester.
CHRISTENING: 17 May 1891 - St Margaret's, Rochester - Page 110, No 875
Clarence married Fanny Dorothy WEBB daughter of Herbert Styles WEBB and Fanny PRESTON on 6 Jun 1915 in St Paul's Church, Beckenham, Kent. Fanny was born on 31 Jul 1893 in Chatham, Kent. She died on 24 Jan 1984 in Chatham, Kent.
BIRTH: Ref Vol 2A, Page 616 Birth Certificate.
ADDRESS: (1901): At the time of the cenus, both sisters were visiting 7 Blakeney Avenue, Beckenham with Grandmother, Aunty & Uncle (Coney). After marriage, lived at 2 James Street, Rochester. In 1928, bought 245 Maidstone Road, Rochester for £680 from Frank Naylor (local undertaker). It was named "Lonsdale" because the house was built by Frank Naylor's father: Frank Lonsdale Naylor.
OCCUPATION: Mum recalls that Nan used to clean for her Dad. He moved to James Street after she married Clarence.
BIOGRAPHY: Although 1901 census suggests that both sisters were living in Beckenham with Coneys, they were both brought up by father. Because her Mum walked out of the marriage, she never had any time for her. Used to sing with Professor Sharp (pianist) for Masonic evenings around Medway Towns.
MARRIAGE: (1915, marriage certificate): Alice Coney, David White & A S Webb (?) witnesses. Note that the certificate has been transcribed by one individual ( Bertie Lycett, Priest in Charge), so A S Webb is probably H S Webb! Met at a concert at the Central Hall, Chatham.
Clarence and Fanny had the following children:
+ 34 F i Ivy Dorothy Mary ROLFE + 35 F ii Vera Irene ROLFE
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