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Sarah Ann LOVE 1857

Sarah Ann Love was born in December 1856 but died age five, in the early winter of 1862. Ten years later a second daughter was also named Sarah Ann.

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / Sarah Ann

Hammond LOVE 1858

Hammond Love was the eldest son of John Neave Love and Mary Randell. He was born in Cromer 22 March 1858. He appears for the first time in the 1861 census as a child living with his parents in Red Lion Street, Cromer.
By 1871 he had crossed the threshold of his working days and was gainfully employed as a twelve year old errand boy. Naturally still at his parents home. Ten years later, Hammond age 23, was established as a Jet Cutter. Jet, is an intense black fossil which can be highly polished. Used since the bronze age, it was particularly popular during the reign of Queen Victoria because of its sombre colour and modest appearance. The Queen wore Whitby Jet as part of her mourning dress. Extremely high quality Jet is found around Whitby which had an established reputation as a centre of excellence.
Around 1885 Hammond moved to London. He lived in Woolwich at the home of his aunt and uncle, Charles and Elizabeth Weir. His father's sister, Elizabeth Love, married Charles Weir at Holborn, Middlesex in 1866.
Hammond Love married Ada Elizabeth Mary Skipper at Holy Trinity Church Wimbledon 11 April 1888. Ada, aged 20 at the time of the wedding was ten years younger than Hammond. She was born July 1868 in Forest Hill, Kent the daughter of stone mason, Henry Skipper and his wife Anne Elizabeth Clark Cooper.
Both the bride and groom gave their address as 17 South Road, presumably Wimbledon.
Hammond on his marriage certificate was described as a jeweller and not surprisingly within a few years they were found in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
In Whitby, Hammond described himself as a manufacturer of Jet items. He was recorded as an employer and the family lived in the centre of Whitby at 28 Flowergate, a street that started life hundreds of years ago but still exists today. It appears Hammond lived above the shop, with wife Ada and daughter also called Ada.
By 1901 Hammond and Ada were back in London, living at 14 Rookstone Road, Tooting. Curiously Rookstone is a medieval name for Jet.
In 1911 they retained the same address and Hammond was again recorded as a self employed jet worker but in the column 'Infirmity', the observation 'Paralysis - aged 50' was written.
The family that year was Hammond (aged 53) & Ada plus children Harry, Cyril, Lawrence and Stanley. Harry aged 19, worked for the Electric Company, whilst Cyril 15 and Lawrence 8 were at school. Stanley was aged 17 months. The three younger boys were born in Tooting whilst Harry was born Whitby, giving some idea when the family moved south. Two other children were recorded as born but unfortunately dead. In 1898 eldest child Ada died aged seven and 10 September 1903 Harold aged two died. Beyond this Cyril was killed on the battlefields of the Somme. Private Cyril Love served with in 10th Battalion 'The Queens' West Surrey Regiment. Assigned the number G/6554 and the rank of private he travelled to France, 5 May 1916. His death is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial which commemorates the losses of the Somme.
Cyril William Love enlisted in Guildford 18 September 1915, he was aged 19, weighed 124 lbs and was stated to be in good physical condition. He recorded his occupation as Clerk and noted his elder brother Harry, as serving in the same regiment in India. He also recorded two other brothers Lawrence age 16 and Stanley age 9.
The circumstances of his death, give some small insight into the chaos of war. He was recorded 19 September in a message from Unit as 'Wounded in field 15-17 September 1916'. By 15 October the same source amended his status to 'Wounded - Missing, 15 September 1916'. A final War Office report of 12 September the following year concluded 'Killed in Action, Death Presumed, 15 September 1916'. Thirty two men serving with The Queens regiment were killed that same day.
Essentially, his remains were never identified and no personal effects were returned but his medals were forwarded to the family at 14 Rookstone Road in 1921. Hammond Love died aged 71, in January 1930, whilst Ada E M Love died age 81 in the summer of 1950. They were living in the district of Wandworth at the time.

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / Hammond

John LOVE 1861

John Love was born in Cromer and baptised 3 November 1861 at St Peter and St Paul Church. In the 1871 & 1881 census John was living with his family in Brooke Street, Cromer. Despite living on the coast he did not follow his father to sea but choose the joys of timber and carpentry as his career.
John Love aged 37 married Laura Matilda Sharman in Norwich, 19 December 1897.
It appears Laura was several years younger than John, being born 6 October 1867 and baptised 6 November 1867 at St Mark Church, Lakenham, Norwich. She was the daughter a Railway Fireman later Engine Driver, Jeremiah Sharman and his wife Harriet Leggett. Jeremiah William Sharman married Harriet, 1854 in Norwich and they produced at least ten children with Laura well down the pecking order.
By 1901 John living in Grant Street, Norwich with his recently acquired bride and their first child, 'Reginald'. He was employed as a carpenter. John & Laura's home was a pleasant terrace, quite close to Ada (Randell) & Edward Howe.
The marriage of John and Laura produced two children, Reginal Wallace R Love around September 1900 and Arthur Jack Love born 16 December 1902. Unfortunately 'Reginal W R Love' died aged 7 months and was buried 11 April 1901. If 'coicidence is everything', he died literally ten days after he appeared in the census in Grant Street but was buried in Cromer. I understand Reginal Wallace Randell Love was his full name, Laura having a younger brother Wallace and John's mother, was of course Randell.
Following the example set by several of his extended family, John, Laura and son Arthur departed England for shores unknown. They sailed 19 April 1907 on the SS Victorian from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The family were recorded in Hamilton, Ontario but it may be that for at least some of their time in Canada, John was seperated from Laura and his son. In the 1911 census of Canada, John Love, born England, aged 50, was working alone in Wolfville, a remote coastal settlement in Nova Scotia, oddly not far from Yarmouth, Truro & Glasgow.
Following their time Canada it seems they relocated to California. Given they lived near the USA border I found several references to John, Laura M and Arthur Love entering America through Buffalo & Niagara Falls, but in October 1923 the family moved permanately to Los Angeles, California. In 1930 they were recorded in the US Census, living at 329 E Florence Avenue, which today is in the heart of the notorious South Central LA, gangland district.
However, in the calmer, more idyllic world of 1930, John Love was a carpenter, aged 67, married to Laura M Love aged 57, living with their son Arthur J Love aged 27. All three were recorded as born England. That year they shared their home with a lodger, Rhoda Henline aged 53, an Oregon Chef.
It appears Laura Matilda Love and Arthur Jack Love applied for USA naturalisation but no record of papers for John Love has surfaced.
Laura, given free reign to the possibilities, grew several years younger during her stay in the USA. She managed to maintain a slight gap on her actual age and by the time she died, 22 July 1961 she was recorded by Los Angeles County as aged 91, born 6 October 1869, a calculated difference of a mere two years.
Unfortunately, I was unable to identify a record relating to John Love's death
but by 1940 Laura is a widow living with her son Arthur. Laura was aged 69 with no occupation whilst Arthur was single, 'living with his mum' but on the up side a 'cost clerk' at local department store. 'Cost clerk' is a term I have never heard but it seems today he would be a financial manager or accountant. American census information is quite extensive and included in the detail, is the fact that he owned is house outright, value $1500. The property was quite modest for the location but his salary, on the same criteria, was quite reasonable at $1300.
Arthur Jack Love aged 81, born 16 December 1902, died November 1984 and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles. He shares a grave with 'Dorothy P Love, Beloved Wife, 1907 – 1974'. Dorothy is said to be the daughter of Albert Edward Peterson & Barbara Harriet Jones Gallion born 18 October, 1907 Henefer, Utah. My understanding would be that Dorothy arrived late in Arthur's life and was a divorcee.

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / John

Rachel Honor LOVE 1869

Rachel Honor Love was born 25 April 1869 and baptised 4 March 1870 at St Peter and St Paul Church, Cromer. She lived with her family in Brooke Street, Cromer until in the 1891 census when she was appeared as Cook and Housekeeper at the Norwich home William and Florence Sayer.
By 1901 she was back in Cromer living with her 74 year old widowed mother Mary. They lived in a mini enclave of family at Chesterfield Villas, Cromer. Two doors away was John Ephraim and his family. Rachel was age 32 and showing solidarity with her sisters not married.
Miss Rachel Honor Love re-appears after the Great War, living at 520 Woolwich Road and later 21 Victoria Road, North Charlton, Kent. In 1918 she was living with her elder brother James, who lost his wife to illness and his son on the Western Front. By 1936 Rachel, James, Mary and Sarah had taken up residence together at 62 Crumpsall Street, Abbey Wood, London. They remained at this address until they each died.
Rachel Honor Love, spinster died 3 January 1953 in Tooting Bec Hospital, she was followed by Sarah Ann Love 14 March 1953. Each left a will bequeathing 1101 6s. 6d and 2007 17s. 6d. respectively to Sydney Charles Love, Postman.


ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / Rachel Honor

James Vial LOVE 1860

James Vial Love was born 12 November 1859 and baptised 4 December 1859 at St Peter and St Paul Church, Cromer. His middle name appears with two spelling variations and the birth certificate differs from the Parish Register. 'Viel' follows the accepted pattern of a middle name relating to an ancestor, in this case a misspelling of his great uncle David Vial.
James trained as a Saddler and Harness Maker and was recorded in Brooke Street, Cromer pursuing this occupation.
In 1889 James Viel Love married Frances Rendell in Woolwich, Kent. Frances was four years younger than James and came originally from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
In 1891 the couple and their eleven month old son Herbert were recorded beginning their married life, in a modest two room home at 67 Samuel Street, Woolwich.
Ultimately, they had three children and soon moved to a larger home in Ransom Road. Unfortunately in 1899, Frances age 35, died.
At the time of the 1901 census James was a widower with three children, Herbert, William and Sidney. Sadly, middle child William George Love, like his cousin Cyril, was killed in France.
James Vial Love died aged 79 in April 1939.
William George Love was born 1891, and enlisted in the Machine Gun Corp, 14 June 1915. The details of his War Service Record show that at the time of his enlistment he was living with his father and younger brother Sydney Charles at 520 Woolwich Road, Charlton. His elder brother Herbert John Love was recorded at 29 Heatherwood Gardens, Charlton. He was aged 23, five feet six and a half inches, weighing 115 lbs with perfect eyesight. His physical condition was good but he had two vaccination marks and an operation scar on his 'left groin'.
His service records plots his progress through the military in a very matter of fact way. He transferred to France on New Years Day 1916, and he was appointed Lance Corporal, 29 October 1916. His role in the army was recorded on two occasion firstly serving as an unpaid Company Accountant and then 30 March 1917 being appointed the official Company Accountant. On the first of July 1917, W G Love was granted ten days leave in England and was recorded arriving in Folkstone, Kent.
On returning to France he resumed his duties in the area of the Somme. During the fighting around Grevillers, 21 to 26 March 1918, William was reported "Missing in Action" but his death was later recorded in the documents with seemingly odd wording "Man reported as fallen and buried near the church at Grevillers, Letter from German soldier".w love
Grevillers had been controlled by Commonwealth troops but was over run in March 1918, during the so called "German Great Advance".
William's medals and all further correspondence were accepted by Miss R H Love at 520 Woolwich Road, Charlton SE7 and later Miss Rachel Honor Love at 21 Victoria Road, Charlton Kent. His death is recorded at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France. It says "In Memory of Lance Corporal W G LOVE, Machine Gun Corps who died on 21 March 1918. Remembered with honour".

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / James Viel

Mary Ann LOVE 1864

Mary Ann Love was born in Cromer in the first quarter of 1864 but oddly she does not appear in the St Peter & St Paul baptism register with the rest of her siblings. She lived with her family in Brooke Street, Cromer until taking a position as domestic servant and nurse with the family of successful merchant and insurance broker, George Acton Davis.
George and his wife Mary lived in Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex and employed Mary Ann Love for many years. Their address was Julian Hill, an area of very large houses, adjoining the playing fields of Harrow School. Their house had 23 rooms and a permanent staff of nine, including a butler, cook, various maids and a coachman. By 1901 Mary was filling the role of cook.
As of 1901 Mary Ann Love was age 37 and unmarried.
I was unable to find her in 1911 census but I was also unable to find George Acton Davis or his wife Mary. George's son Kenneth, was in Julian Hill with a skeleton staff but the entire retinue of George and family were absent. Because I know George Acton Davis was appointed High Sheriff of Middlesex in 1914, I think the most likely explanation is the family and staff were on holiday possibly on the continent.
At present I have no record of her death.

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / Mary Ann

Sarah Ann LOVE 1867

Sarah Ann Love was born Cromer in April 1867. She was the second child born to the family named Sarah. Her name sake, born ten years earlier, had died as a five year old child several years before the birth of the second Sarah.
Sarah Ann Love followed her sister Mary into service. Having first worked in Suffolk, Sarah was found in the district records of Cherstey, in the suburb of Walton on Thames. This places her very close to her cousins, Thomas Randell's children, who are the same age.
By 1911 Sarah Ann Love was 'below stairs' at the estate of Barrister & Conservative MP Godfrey Locker-Lampson. Despite being 44, Sarah following her sisters lead, unmarried but on the up side she held the position of Cook and was no doubt ably assisted by the Butler, a Scullery maid and two Kitchen maids.
Her employer was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served as Conservative Member of Parliament for 25 years during which time he lived at Rowfant House, East Grinstead, Sussex a home he shared with Sarah Ann Love and thirteen other full time staff.
Rowfant House is a 16th century, manor house overlooking it’s own lake set in 22 acres of gardens and parkland. The dining table in the Great Hall seats eighty.
The death of Sarah A Love aged 85, was registered in early 14 March 1953 in Wandsworth, the same location as her brother James and sister Rachel.

ANCESTRY ~ Thomas / Mary / Sarah Ann

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