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William John Musgrove

Male 1860 - 1901


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  • Born  1 Nov 1860  Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Between 8 Mar 1879 and Mar 1883  Cleaner for GWR at Paddington Station (ref RAIL 264 / 137 page 39/40 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1881  Engine cleaner Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1885  Railway porter on marriage cert, engine cleaner on son's birth cert Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1891  Railway labouror - plate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Between 1891 and 1893  Boiler washer GWR on birth cert of Charles & Alfred Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1893  On infant son's death cert "Lamp Packer" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Between 1895 and 1900  General laborer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Possessions  1895  Living at 27 Southam Street Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1901  Engine Boiler washer railway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1901  Labourer on GWR per death cert Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  24 Nov 1901  Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Bef 1925  Locomotive engine driver Great Western Railway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Bef 1925  Engineer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0005  The Bird Tree
    Last Modified  10 May 2013 

    Father  William Musgrove,   b. Abt 1836, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1895, Kensington Infirmary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Ann Swain,   b. Abt 1836, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891, 27 Traverton Street, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  25 Dec 1859  Christ Church, Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F020  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Elizabeth Wild,   b. Dec 1866, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1959, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Apr 1885  Christchurch, Notting Hill, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William John Musgrove,   b. 13 May 1885, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1971, Notting Hill Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Caroline Musgrove,   b. 19 Feb 1887, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1971, St Charles Hospital, Ladbroke Grove, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Thomas Musgrove,   b. 5 Mar 1891, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1893, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alfred James Musgrove,   b. 2 Aug 1893, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945
     5. Albert Edward Musgrove,   b. 13 Apr 1895, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1950, In hospital near Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Henry Musgrove,   b. 4 Sep 1896, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1945, Wendover, Bucks Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frank Arthur Musgrove,   b. 15 Jun 1898, 27 Southam Street, Kensington Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1917, Flanders, GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John William Musgrove,   b. 5 Aug 1900, 27 Southam Street, Kensington Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1968, 2 Claverley, Grand Parade. Littlestone, New Romney, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F003  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Southam Street area - Charles Booth Survey
    Southam Street area - Charles Booth Survey
    Booth's map covering Southam Street in 1898
    Southam Street area - GWR Lines
    Southam Street area - GWR Lines
    These are the branches of Great Western Railway enabling travel between Paddington and holiday destinations in the late 19th century.
    Southam Street area - the last broad gauge train from Paddington 1892
    Southam Street area - the last broad gauge train from Paddington 1892
    The last train to run from Paddington on broad gauge 1892
    thumb - Last broad gauge train
    thumb - Last broad gauge train
    Last broad gauge train to leave Paddington
    Southam Street area - 1889
    Southam Street area - 1889
    Southam Street in 1889
    certificate - marriage of William and Hannah Musgrove 1885
    certificate - marriage of William and Hannah Musgrove 1885
    Copy of the marriage certificate for William and Hannah Musgrove 1885

    Documents
    Map of Southam Street and surrounding area
    Map of Southam Street and surrounding area
    This is a very good map showing Southam Street between the canal and the railway next to the cemetary.
    Streetmap today showing Southam Street and St Ervans Road
    Streetmap today showing Southam Street and St Ervans Road
    Southam Street and St Ervans Road as they are today.

    Histories

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    William John MUSGROVE (1860 to 1901)
    William John MUSGROVE (1860 to 1901)
    William MUSGROVE was my great grandfather on my birth family side of the tree. He lead a hard life, working on the newly expanding railway, living in slum conditions with his large family. This is my research into his life and the times he lived in.
    Booth Survey - the dwellings
    Booth Survey - the dwellings
    A number of relatives, whose stories are included on this website, have addresses within the boundary where Charles Booth carried out his surveys between 1886 and 1903. The following include a few transcripts I have taken from his online notebooks www.booth.lse.ac.uk).
    Charles Booth Survey
    Charles Booth Survey
    Between 1886 and 1903 Charles Booth carried out a detailed survey of life and labour in London. The notes he made provide a fascinating insight into the streets of our capital city.
    Hannah Elizabeth Wild (1866 - 1959)
    Hannah Elizabeth Wild (1866 - 1959)
    Hannah brought up her large young family single handed in the slums of Kensington after the death of her husband. She died aged 92, apparently, with her veins full of whisky !
    Southam Street Area
    Southam Street Area
    Southam Street, presumably including number 27, was demolished in 1969 to make way for the Westway flyover (M4) & the Trellick Tower.
    The early MUSGROVE's
    The early MUSGROVE's
    I can trace this line back to Mary MUSGROVE whose son John MUSGROVE was “base born” in 1805 Brompton Regis (now Kings Brompton), Somerset. John was a shoemaker and a cordwainer.
    The Musgrove branch line
    The Musgrove branch line
    The Musgrove's are my birth mothers paternal family. Read about William and Hannah and their children.