See also

John WHITE ( - )

1. John WHITE, son of Horace WHITE (c. 1914-1994), married unk HODSOLL.

Second Generation

2. Horace WHITE, daughter of Edgar William Hurlock WHITE and Hilda Blanche FURLEY, was born circa 1914. She died in 1994.

 

Horace WHITE had the following children:

 

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John WHITE ( - )

Third Generation

3. Edgar William Hurlock WHITE, son of Thomas Henry Philpot WHITE and Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK, was born in 1879. He died in 1972. He married Hilda Blanche FURLEY.

 

Typed pages by Edgar White about the family and circulated amongst some relatives:

"My mother's parents by Edgar White [and, handwritten by Iris Wilson: "Grandson of Charlotte, Onez' sister"]

"Grandpa William Hurlock, I remember well as a tall very handsome man with a white flowing beard who lived at St. Albans and was the founder of the thriving business at Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, comprising many shops on both sides of the road being drapers, gents' outfitters, furniture, boots and shoes, etc. and well known as Hurlocks, Elephant and Castle [Was Edgar mistaken in confusing Grandpa William (= George William who married Charlotte Hodsell) with William, the son who, according to most accounts, was the founder of Hurlocks and went to live in St. Albans?? PW]

"Grandma William Hurlock (nee Hodsell), I can remember seeing only once when I was very young, she was connected with the Banking House of Hodsell's, Lombard Street, City, which bank was merged with one of the 5 big group, and I think was the Westminster Bank. The Hodsell family home was known as the Rookery, St. Mary Cray, Kent. It had been a stately pile and the last occupier was Matilda Hodsell. I remember driving my sister Kate and her 2 children down to see the place over 30 years ago as it was being dismantled and we walked about the drawing room which had been very ornate and of immense size: the grounds covering many acres were already marked out with roads and a large building estate commenced.

"My maternal grandparents had 4 children: William, George, Emily and Charlotte, the latter being my own mother. Aunt Emily my mother's sister married Chas. Williams and had two children, one being a daughter Emily who married George Waller and had a numerous family. Emily was very beautiful and known as the Belle of Camberwell and her eldest son, Albert Waller, is the only one I now keep in touch with in Worthing. William carried on the family business and lived at Ver House, Holywell Hill, St. Albans (now a guest house) the river Ver passed through the centre of his beautiful gounds where I have seen him catch some fine trout of an evening. The grounds also contained a fine covered swimming bath with palms and marble statuary and a belfry with a fine peal of bells. Uncle William married Aunt Susan and had five children, William, Walter, George, Fred and Tottie. Walter married and lived at Little Missenden, Fred married and lived at Clock House, Horley. William had a family, one of whom was very successful in business, maker of the A.C. cars and the famous Cobra cars and died this year at his fine home, the Manor House, Thames Ditton. On the wall of the Manor House hangs a life size painting of Uncle William in the robes as Mayor and life Alderman of St. Albans. I remember that during the Boer War, my Uncle being a staunch liberal, spoke against the War and the local mobs broke all the windows in Ver House. I also remember that in the drawing room there stood an easel on which was set out the family tree, showing that the Hurlocks through the Hodsells claimed descent from John Hampden who resisted Charles I over Ship Money. His monument stands in Aylesbury Square and his motto was "Nulla Vestigia Retrosum" (no turning back). I am not aware John Hampden married one of the King's sisters, but I must look in the library at Oxted and see if this was so. I omitted to mention during our visit to the Rookery, St. Mary Cray, we went into the church opposite to view the large Hodsell family pew and the memorial tablets on the wall.

"My Father's Parents

"Grandma White (nee Bloomfield). School Mistress, very strict. Grandpa White died when my Father was 14; they had 4 children, Uncle Jack in Australia, Aunts Mary and Sophie Bloomfield spinsters, whom I sometimes saw as a child in their home at Kennington Park. I understand the Bloomfield family originated from Ireland and were connected by marriage with Ralph de Pomeroy of Pomeroy Abbey in Devon which property the Duke of Somerset seized. A picture of Pomeroy Abbey, until recently, hung on the wall of my eldest brother, Ernest's home, and my Father's homes were always called Pomeroy. Several of our family, including my parents, have visited Pomeroy which is a very attractive ruin and the Duke of Somerset's crest is to be seen carved in stone over the main entrance. All I know about my Grandfather is the following:

"He went to school with Sir Henry Doulton and was a partner in the well know firm of Doulton's Potteries, still on the Thames Embankment close to Lambeth Palace. He later separated from Doultons and started a pottery at Burslem Staffs. and through overwork dies when my Father was only 14 years of age adn my Father worked to help support the family. My father's sisters (2) were my Aunt Annie who married Uncle Jack Spratt, had one son Charlie, lived at Loughborough Park, Brixton. Jack Spratt was one of the managers of Cubitts the builders in Grays Inn Road, now Cubitts Holland & Hannen; he was there for 60 years and Charlie, his son, eventually had his Father's position in the same firm until he died. Charlie was married, had one son, Reggie, and lived at Stevenage, Herts. My Father's younger sister married Uncle Willie Oxenford, lived at Forest Hill and were childless. He was Chief Examiner of Wills and Probate at Somerset House, Strand, London. As a child I often enjoyed the pleasure of staying with them.

"My father, with his Mother and two sisters, moved to London and settled in S.E. district.

"Chas. Haddon Spurgeon, the well known Baptist Minister, was attracting huge congregations at what is now know as Spurgeons Tabernacle and my Father and Mother, as well as my Oxenford relations, regularly met there.

"My Father married Charlotte Catherine Hurlock, after marriage started their home in St. Albans where my eldest sister, Kate, was born, and where my Mother's Parents lived next door. The Hurlock family lived at Ver House, St. Albans. My father, not liking the daily journey moved to London, and bought a house in Cuthill Road, Love Lane, Denmark Hill, where I was born in 1879 and, curiously enough, I was asked to investigate the bomb damage there after the last War and standing in the breakfast room mentioned to the present tenant that I was born in the room above, to which the lady replied she was born there also. My father now became manager of F. and C. Braby and Co., Belvedere Road, Lambeth, Builders Merchants, prior to starting on his own account as T.H. White & Co. He bought a house in Brixton, which was called St. Albans.

"My Parents later on moved to Pomeroy, Clapham Park, eventually moving from Streatham to a house he bought and named Pomeroy in Worthing, where they eventually died. My father born September 24th 1850 died January 29th 1937, My mother born January 23rd 1845 and died December 4th 1936.".

 

4. Hilda Blanche FURLEY has few details recorded about her. She and Edgar William Hurlock WHITE had the following children:

 

Lilian WHITE ( -c. 1996). Lilian died circa 1996.

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Horace WHITE (c. 1914-1994)

Harold WHITE (c. 1916- ). Harold was born circa 1916.

Cyril WHITE (c. 1920- ). Cyril was born circa 1920.

Frank WHITE ( - )