Sunday, 21 July 2013

A chronology of Edward Bourne's family

1891 Census

1 Leaway Place, Henry Street, Balsall Heath

Edward Bourne aged 37 builder’s foreman born in Worcester
Fanny E Bourne aged 32 born in Worcester

Florence M Bourne aged 15 born in Worcester
John E Bourne aged 12 born in Worcester

Walter E Bourne aged 6 born in Liverpool
Edith H Bourne aged 4 born in Liverpool

Ethel S Bourne aged 3 born in Liverpool
Edward V Bourne aged 1 born in Worcester

1901 Census
98 Crocketts Road, Handsworth
Edward Bourne 47 year old builder born in Worcester

Sara A Bourne aged 50 born in Longdon Green, Staffs
Edith H Bourne aged 14 born in Seaforth, Lancs.

Ethel S Bourne aged 13 born in Seaforth, Lancs.
Edward V Bourne aged 11 born in Worcester

Fanny E Bourne aged 9 born in Birmingham

1911 Census

Edward V Bourne a boarder with the Smith family of 1 back of 115 Mansfield Road, Aston Manor. Born in Barbourne, Worcester aged 21


Marriage of Edward Valentine Bourne and Violet Wilson at St Paul's Church, Aston on 18th June 1911

1912      Birth of Violet Florence Bourne on 10th October 1912 in Handsworth 

1914      Birth of Edward Bourne in Aston on 26th November 1914 

1915     Edward Valentine Bourne joins the Royal army Medical Corps - 24th February 1915
1918     Polling register - Birmingham 

Absent voters list – 1 Albert Cottages 
Edward Valentine Bourne
56437, A/Cpl., Stat. Hos., R.A.M.C.

Absent voters list – 6 Albert Cottages
Ernest Edward Bourne
2194176, Pte., M.T. Co., 7 G.H.Q., A.S.C.

1935 Polling register

1 Albert Cottages, Brougham Street, Aston

Edward Valentine Bourne, Violet Bourne and Violet Florence Bourne

1937      Marriage of Edward Bourne and Elsie Copper

1938    Birth of Edward Bourne

1939      Polling register
1 Albert Cottages, Brougham Street, Aston                         
Edward Valentine Bourne and Violet Bourne

2 Albert Cottages, Aston 
Edward Bourne & Elsie Bourne

1946    Marriage of Edward Bourne and Anne Lilian Millington

1949  Birth of David Bourne

1950  Polling register 
337 Quinton Road West  
Edward Bourne, Anne L Bourne, Mary Clayton & Thomas Clayton

1 Albert Cottages, Brougham Street

Edward Valentine Bourne and Violet Bourne

1955 Polling register     
25 Harpers Road, Northfield
Edward Bourne and Anne L Bourne

1961  Death of Edward Valentine Bourne

Saturday, 20 July 2013

The family of my Uncle Ted - Edward Bourne

These two screen shots from Google Earth are views of St Mary's Catholic convent in Hunters Road, a road linking the Newtown area of Birmingham with the Lozells district. The discovery of this convent has helped me to identify the road in which dad's late brother-in-law Ted Bourne grew up. Uncle Ted was married to dad's oldest sister Nance. Ted was not a Catholic but I remember him once recalling that he grew up in a street in this area that was close to a Catholic Convent which gave him a lifelong respect for the dedication of the nuns.

Ted was born in 1914 and my research shows he grew up on Brougham Street which is the adjacent road to Hunters Road, the location of St Mary's convent. In the 1922 polling register a couple named Edward Valentine and Violet Bourne were registered at 1 Albert Cottages, Brougham Street.

Edward Valentine Bourne married Violet Wilson in Birmingham in 1911, I believe them to be my Uncle Ted's parents. In the 1911 Census, a 21 year old Edward V Bourne is a lodger with the Smith family of Mansfield Road, Aston Manor, his birth place given as Barbourne in Worcestershire. In the 1901 Census (pictured above) he is found with his parents and siblings living at 98 Crocketts Road, Handsworth. He is 11 years old and his place of birth given as Worcester.

Edward Valentine Bourne and his father, also an Edward Bourne were both born in Worcestershire. However, three of Edward V's siblings were born in Seaforth on Merseyside.

Nance, David and Ted at 25 Harpers Road, Northfield in 1956. In the polling register of 1950 Ted and Nance were living at 337 Quinton Road West along with G-Granny, Mary Clayton and Thomas Clayton (a brother of Nanny Mill).

Geoff, Ted and Nance 1956
Joan and Nance 1956
Nance (Anne nee Millington), Ted (Edward Bourne),
their son David and pet dog Bess.