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George wiliam pearson Roberts
born 10 sep1893 at 64 Scholes Bank, Horwich, Manchester

1893 Birth in Registration District of Bolton

Registration in Sub-district of  Hoywick in the County of   York
No. When and
where born
Name Sex Name of
Name of
of Father
Informant When
000 10 sep 1893
64 Scholes Bank,
George william
pearson Roberts
Boy Gervase henry
formerly Murphy
Gervase Roberts
june 1894

Served in WW1
Roberts, william george pearson, B.Sc. (Imp Coll. C. & G.C.); St. A.S.C.

The London Gazette,2nd June 1916
The undermentioned to be temp 2nd Ltd (on prob):-
22nd May 1916
George william pearson Roberts

G W P Roberts Army Record1
G W P Roberts Army Record2

Elsie maria Shepherd b.1885 dau of
Francis Shepherd and Alice Beard
married late in life (aged35)
her first love having been killed during WW1
Elsie Shepherd George henry Roberts
Elsie maria
George william
pearson Roberts

Marriage in the Registration District of Lewisham

DEMO!!!Marriage solemnized at   Holy Trinity   in the parish of   Clapham   in the county of   Surrey
Number When Married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or
Residence Fathers
xxx 20th Jun
George william
pearson Roberts
23 Bachelor Artillery sup Greenwich Gervice henry Roberts Engineer
Elsie Maria
35 Spinster     Francis Shepherd
Married in the   Church at Islington   According to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church,     by Licence

by me xxxxxxxxxx

This Marriage
was solomnized
between us.
In the presence of:

info11 sheet2

1885 Birth in Registration District of Richmond, Surrey

Registration in Sub-district of  Westlake in the County of   Surrey
No. When and
where born
Name Sex Name of
Name of
of Father
Informant When
272 20 June 1885
2 Berverley Villas
Barnes R.Ss
Girl Francis
Alice susan
formerly Beard
Gentleman Alice S. Shepherd
2 Beverley Villas
Twenty ninth
July 1885

1855 Birth in Registration District of Islington, London

Registration in Sub-district of  East Islington in the County of   Middlesex
No. When and
where born
Name Sex Name of
Name of
of Father
Informant When
000 3rd January 1855
St Mary's Rd
Islington East
Boy Edward
Mary Jemima
formerly Stout
Edward Shepherd
Islington East
feb 1855

voters list 1921 Lewisham
79 Burnt Ash Hill
Roberts GeorgeWilliam
Roberts Elsie
1939 Register  Beckenham , Kent
81 Kingswood Road
Roberts George W.P.   10th sept 1893   Chartered civil Engineer, Deputy chief civil Servant
Roberts Elsie         20th June 1885   Unpaid domestic duties
Muir  Jean W.         1st  Nov  1918   Domestic Servant

Info 11, sheet 3


                          Forrester   Merchant
                          m.~1823    not found in igi
              children    | christened St Boltophs, Algate 
 Daniel                   Maria                  Thomas 
 george                   jane                   carter           
 b.07feb1824              b.04may1825            b.21sep1826
 c.23may1824              c. City Rd Hoxton      c.06dec1826
 d.                       d.                     d.
                          m.18oct1847 parish church , Clekenwell (St James )
                          Beard         solicitor
                          b.~1830 Plymouth   son of John Beard, Stone Mason
Sarah        Walter       Alice        Thomas       Ernest       Minnie mary  Arthur       William      Charles
letitia      james        susan        george       boleno       ann cameron  healy        |            oakley
b.junqt1850  b.MarQt1852  b.           b.1855/6     b.1857/8     b.1859       b.1860/1     b.1863/4     b.1866/7
             c.           c.24feb1854  c.                        | hackney
             d.           d.15dec1897  d.                        | 1b 304
             |            |            |                         |
             m.junQt1875  m.decQt1884? m.marQt1879               m.10oct1890 Wandsworth
             |             London 1C-6 |                         |           1d 1126
             Annie F.     Francis      Anne Kopetzkey            William norman
             West         Shepherd     Fownes                    Higgs 
             b.1856/7     b.03jan1855  b.1860/1                  b.1866/7 
             d.           d.15jul1894                            d.1939

possible GRO birth entries
sarah L       Junqt1850   Shorditch ( contains part of Hackney)
Walter J W    MarQt1852   Hackney  1b 226
Minnie M A C     Qt1859   Hackney    1b  304
Arthur Healy  SepQt1860   Hackney    1b  324 
William John  DecQt1863   west Ham   4a   52
charles H.    MarQt1866   pancras    1b  112

GRO Marriage entries
Thomas george MarQt1879   Kingston   2a  380
Minnie M A C  DecQt1890   Wandsworth 1d 1126  

GRO deaths

Thomas      Beard death JunQt 1895 aged 67 wandsworth 1D 387
Maria jane  Beard death MarQt 1910 aged 84 Kensigton  1A-101

Info 11 , sheet 4


Marriage in the Registration District of Camden

Marriage solemnized at   St. James Church   in the parish of   Clerkenwell   in the county of   Middlesex
Number When Married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or
Residence Fathers
416 18th October
Thomas Beard 17? Bachelor Clerk 6 Amwell Street John Beard Stone Mason
Maria Jane
23 Spinster   7 Chapple Street Daniel Forrester Merchant
Married in the   Church at Clerkenwell   According to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church,   after Banns

by me xxxxxxxxxxxx

thomas and maria signitures
This Marriage
was solomnized
between us.
In the presence of:
Caroline Forrester
Timothy Clark

1851 Census
Kingsland, Hoxton,Middlesex

1861 Census 
Place                   Islington folio 31 pages 54/5       shed 277
Appears to be a small private school at 15 Enfield Drive

                      Rel     age   Occ            Born
Susan Amelia  Beard  Boarder  11    Pupil ,        Kingsland, Middlesex
Alice Susan   Beard  Boarder   7    Pupil ,        Kingsland, Middlesex
Thomas George Beard  Boarder   5                   Kingsland, Middlesex
I couldnt find parents Thomas and Maria but I was only searching Middlesex Was there an earlier child who died circa 1848 call John or Daniel after grandparents where is Walter aged 9 and Ernest aged 3

1871 census 
Source                        RG10 piece 992, folio 7a/8, pages 14/15,  enu 46
place                         St Marys Parish Highbury,    
dwelling                      165 Highbury New park

Thomas         Beard  head    42   Solictor               Devon , Plymouth
Maria Jane     Beard  wife    44                                  London
Walter James   Beard  son     19  Articled clerk to Solicitor     London
Alice Susan    Beard  dau     17  Scholar                         London
Thomas george  Beard  son     15  Scholar                         London
Ernest Boleno  Beard  son     13  Scholar                         London 
Charles Oakley Beard  son      4                                  London

1871 Census
Margate Kent   page 32 enu 115, 23 Union Cresent ( a small school)
Minnie C Beard  age 11 ,     pupil                    born London 
where are Arthur 10 and William 7

Info 11, sheet 5

Beard line cont.

1881 census
Source:	               RG11   Piece 0631  Folio  28  Page 49
Place:                 Clapham, Surrey, England
Dwelling:	           Esselmont   (near Macauley Rd north side of the Common) 

Thomas   BEARD  head   M   51   Solicitor          Plymouth
Maria J. BEARD	wife   M   55                      Hoxton, Middlesex
Walter                     29   see below 
Alice BEARD	dau    U   26                      Kingsland, Middlesex
Thomas George              25   see below
Ernest BEARD    son    U   23   Student            Kingsland, Middlesex
Minnie BEARD    dau    U   21 		           Kingsland, Middlesex
Arthur BEARD    son    U   20  Auctioneers Clerk   Kingsland, Middlesex
William BEARD   son    U   17  Merchants Clerk     Sw...brook, Essex 

1881 census
Source:	              Ref RG11    Piece 0631    Folio 53    Page 36
Place:                Clapham, Surrey, England
Dwelling:	      Fern Holme (Olando Road ajacent to Macauley Rd)

                  Rel   Mar   Age   Occ             Birthplace
Thomas G. BEARD	  head   M     25   Solicitor       Kingsland, 
Anne K.   BEARD   wife   M     20                   Bromley,kent
Mountjoy  BEARD   son           1                   Twickenham
Gladys Anne BEARD dau          4m                   Clapham
Thomas George Beard married Anne Kopetzkey, MarQt 1875 Kingston

1881 census
Source:             Ref RG11    Piece 0604    Folio 85    Page 47
Place:              Lambeth, Surrey, England
Dwelling:	    108 Lansdowne Rd

                   Rel  Mar  Age  Occ               Birthplace 
Walter J.W. BEARD  head  M   29   Solr              Kingsland, Middlesex
Annie F.    BEARD  wife  M   24                     Kingsland, Middlesex
Balfour W.  BEARD  son        5                     Islington, Middlesex
Walter James W. Beard married Annie florence West, JunQt 1875 Islington 1B-339
Balfour west Beard born MarQt 1876 Islington 1B-394

1891 census
Source                   RG12/445 Folio 106a page 28 enu 110, 
Place                    Wandsworth St Stevens parish 
Dwelling                 20 Upper Richmond Rd.

                 Rel  Age   Occ                        Born
Thomas   Beard   head  61   solicitor                  Devon plymouth
Mary     Beard   wife  65                              London
Charles  Beard   son   24   Iron Brokers Clerk         London
Alice susan has married Shepherd see next sheet
Susan amelia Beard may have married
Jno Crowhust also born Kingsland

1901 census
Thomas aged 45     born Kingsland    Maidenhead  Solicitor
Walter aged 49     born Kingsland    Bloomsbury  Solicitor
Ernest aged 43     born Kingsland    Kensington  Barrister at Law

Maria  aged 75     born brixton      Kensington  Living own means
Arthur aged 40     born Essex Brook  Buckland-entire living own means

Info 11, sheet 6


1881 census
Source:	             Ref RG11    Piece 0340    Folio 104    Page 7
Place:	             Grays Inn & Staple Inn, London, Middlesex
Dwelling:	     2 Verulam Bldgs 

William B.M. BIRD  head   U   26  Solicitor       Grays Inn, Middlesex   
Francis SHEPHERD  lodger  U   26  Merchant        Highbury, Middlesex,  

1891 census
Source                  RG12/450 folio 120 page 19,  
Place                   St Mary magdelen parish, Wandsworth
Dwelling                Holmwood , Routh Rd. 
Francis Shepherd    36 living on own means             Highbury London
Alice   Shepherd    36                                 Islington London
Elsie   Shepherd     5                                 Barnes, Surrey

         Edward                              John            
         Shepherd    Grocer                  Stout Lieutenant Easty India Co.
         b.                                  b.
         d.                                  d.1823 Bassadore Island 
         |                                   |      Persion Gulf
         m.                                  m.
         |                                   |           
         unknown                             jane jemima         
         ?                                   ?            
         b.                                  b.
         d.                                  d.1838       
         |                                   |
         ==========                          ================== 
         Edward    timber merchant           Mary jemima   
         b.1805?                             b.Bombay before 1823
         d.1877                              d.
         |                                   |
         m.09jun1846 St John the Baptist Shorditch IGI batch M040371
         b.03jan1855   at St Mary's Rd Islington east
         d.15jul1894   at 10 Routh Rd, Wandsworth
         m.decQt1884?   london city 1C-6
         c.24feb1854   at St John the Baptist, Shorditch
         d.15dec1897   at 3  York Villas, Brighton
         Elsie                                      Kathleen 
         maria                                      daisy                   
         b.20jun1885 Barnes GRO Richmond 2a384      b.MarQt1893 Wandsworth 1D 776a                      
         d.29apr1968                                d.        
         |                                          |      
         m.SepQt1920 Lewisham 1D 2839               m.decqt1916 lewisham 1d 2045
         |                                          |           
         George henry                               Philip L
         Roberts                                    Lincoln       Air commador
         b.Howick,GRO 1894 bolton SepQt 8c 387      |
         d.                                         d.
         |                                          |
         |================||                        |================|==========||
         Elizabeth                                  Aubrey           Guy             
         joan                                       |                P  
Info 11, sheet 7

Higgs LINE

Following their parents deaths it appears Elsie and Kathleen Shepherd were "adopted" abt 1897 by Aunt Minnie Beard about 1897
Her husband William norman Higgs family seem to have been very prosperous. did Alice Shepherd and her 2 daughters stay in the family home following her husbands death in 1894 or ha she been staying with her sister Minnie

1901 census 
Source:           RG13/3387 ED10 folio147 page49 enu 273
                  Hoylake cum Kirby, Cheshire
                  District Wirral, sub-district Woodchurch, St Bridget park
Wm. T.       Higgs   head   34  Grocery Store manager and Director    Islington
Minnie M.A.  Higgs   wife   41                                        Kingsland
Jon M N      Higgs   dau     9                                        New Barnet
Dorothy N    Higgs   dau     7                                        Highbury
Vera N       Higgs   dau     6                                        Highbury

Horace S     Higgs   brother 22                                       Highgate
Lillian B    Higgs   sister  19                                       Highgate    
Kathleen  Shepherd   niece    8                                       Wandsworth

Mary ann Macbeth     serv    56                                       Ireland
Ellen    Macbeth     serv    18                                       Manchester
Gertrude Davies      serv    25                                       Birkenhead
Kathleen is thought to have been adopted by 'Bird' family a solicitor.
Is this not more probable as Beard as 2 of her mothers sibling are solicitors and a 3rd a barrister?

1901 census
Source               RG13  Piece 880, ED7, Folio 8, Page 7, schedule 31, 
                     Eastbourne, East Sussex, St Peters parish
Finishing? school    for about 40 girls
Elsie    Shepherd    boarder 15      Pupil                            Barnes Surrey

Higgs Origins

1881 census
Source                Ref RG11,  Piece 0221,  Folio 71,  Page 3
Place:	              St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England
Dwelling:	          Hertford House

                      REl  Mar  Age  Occ                 Birthplace
William Alpheus HIGGS head  M	42   Tea Dealer          Luckington, Wiltshire
                                     (Employing Gardener Labourer Groom)
Phoebe          HIGGS wife  M   35                       St Lukes,  Middlesex 
William Norman  HIGGS  son  U   14   Scholar             Islington, Middlesex 
Stanley         HIGGS  son  U   13   Scholar             Islington, Middlesex
Edwin           HIGGS  son  U   12   Scholar             Islington, Middlesex
Annie           HIGGS  dau  U    7   Scholar             Hornsey,   Middlesex
Herbert Alpheus HIGGS  son  U    6   Scholar             Hornsey,   Middlesex
Lewis Leonard   HIGGS  son  U    5   Scholar             Hornsey,   Middlesex
Mabel           HIGGS  dau  U    3                       Hornsey,   Middlesex
Horace Sydney   HIGGS  son  U    2                       Highgate,  Middlesex
Granville Parkinson HIGGS son    9 m       twin          Highgate,  Middlesex
Reginald Francis HIGGS	  son    9 m       twin          Highgate,  Middlesex
John Edward WHITE  nephew   U   23  Tea dealers manager  Weston Supermare, Somerset
Clara Sophia PYRKE    serv  U   36   Governess           Islington, Middlesex
Sophia SPINDLE        serv  U   35   Nurse               Wantage,   Berkshire
Harriet MAKINS        serv  U   23   2nd nurse           Wendling,  Norfolk
Elizabeth CHURCH      serv  U   17   Minder nurse        St Giles,  Middlesex
Mary Ann MANN         serv  U   24   Parlour maid        London,    Middlesex
Esther WITHERS        serv  U   31   Cook                Littlemore, Oxford
Mary Ann WARD         serv  U   29   housemaid           Littleheath, Middlesex

Info 11, sheet 8

Calender of Probates /Wills /Administration

1895  page 150
Thomas Beard of Stanley Lodge , 20 Upper Richmond Rd. Putney Surrey
Died 10th Jun 1895
Probate London 3rd Aug to
Maria Jane Beard Widow
Walter James Westcott Beard Solicitor
Ernest Beard esquire, Barrister at Law &
William John Beard , Auctioneer
Effects 50.850-6sh

Maria Jane no probate found if she is the Maria Beard who died in 1910
 in Kensington
this dosn't rule her out as all her money might be in trust from her husband
so no probate due


1894 page 61
Francis Shepherd of Holmwood, Routh Rd. Wandsworth Common Surrey
Died 16 july 1894.
Probate London 16 August to
Charles Boucher Lindsay Esq &
William Barrott Montford Bird , Solicitor
Effects 4,214-17s-8d

1897                                               (sorry forgot page number)
Alice Susan Beard of 3 York Villas, Brighton, Widow
died 15 dec 1897
Administration (Ltd) London  1st Febuary 1898  to
Ernest Beard, Barrister at Law
Effects 454-10s-10d


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