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George HURLOCK (1802-1886)

1. George William HURLOCK, son of Cutaway Mike, Michael HURLOCK (1765-1846) and Sarah SCOTT (c. 1760-1838), was born on 27 November 1802 in Christ Ch.Spitalfields (Shoreditch). He was baptised on 26 December 1802 in Christ Ch.Spitalfields. He appeared in the census. He was a Railway Policeman. He married Charlotte HODSELL on 16 August 1825 in St. Pancras, Middlesex. He died on 21 October 1886 in Hertford, Herts..


Notes by Sandra Hurlock:

"The fourth surviving son of "Cutaway Mike" and Sarah was born in 1802. Having a well-known father and son (William) has made it difficult to get information on George's life.

"According to family information, at the age of 23 he made a runaway marriage with Charlotte, the daughter of a wealthy city man. Charlotte Hodsell was the duaghter of Thomas Hodsell (Hodsoll?) whose family seems to have been connected with one of the old City banks. She had been baptised at St. Botolph Bishopsgate in 1802 and although she was therefore "of full age" when she married in 1825, it was said that she defied her parents in so doing. Nonetheless, two of her relatives attended the marriage at St. Pancras Church as witnesses - William, probably a younger brother, and Isabella Hodsoll.

"It is not known where George and Charlotte began married life. In 1828 two daughters were christened Charlotte and Sophia at St. Leonard's, and on this occasion George gave his occupation as "Shoemaker" (it seems probable that both girls died before 1841 since they do not appear on that census and on-one in the later family seemed to have heard of them). George Edmund was born in April 1830 and was also christened at St. Leonard's, when George Senior declared himself "Fishmonger", maybe working with one of his brothers. George Edmund usually gave his place of birth as Hackney, although he once gave it as Hoxton.

"Sometime during the next four years the family crossed the Thames and went to live in Deptford, then still virtually a riverside township, separated from London by marshes. This was very puzzling to the author for a long time. The first civil document she found connected with George - the marriage certificate of George Edmund (1856) showed George Senior as "Police Constable". This prompted a series of enquiries to the River, City and Metropolitan Police forces, but despite their thorough investigations George's assertion remained unsupported by other evidence until the family was discovered on the 1851 census at 7 Nelson Street, Deptford. It was a very dark copy and after the word "Policeman" in George's occupation slot could just be discovered, in brackets "Rail". He wasn't listed with the family on the 1841 census, perhaps because he was working nights?? This return showed George Junior aged 11, three of the children born in Deptford - Thomas, Emily and William, plus a child of three years named Maria, with n.k. where her surname should have been. She may have been a "Nurse Child" but both film and copy are too faint to be deciphered with any confidence. She was no longer with them by 1851.

"The authorities seem to agree that it is extremely difficult to find reconds of early railway staff of any kind and that to do so it is essential to know the name of the Railway Company that employed them. Since no-one this century even seemed to have heard about this police occupation of George's it seemed that an educated guess would have to be the only starting point. There must have been a very good reason for George to remove himself and young family from the Hurlock network in the Shoreditch area and cross the River to live in a dockyard township: finding a better kind of employment seemed the most likely one.

"Bibliographies of railway history and a study of maps of South London helped to reduce the possibilities somewhat. It was found that in 1833 permission had been given for a railway to be built between Greenwich and London to carry both freight and passengers. The work of actually building it began in 1834 and the first section to be laid ran about two miles, from Bermondsey to Deptford. When it was officially opened in December 1836, the London and Greenwich was the first passenger railway to run into London, eventually terminating at London Bridge. At the start the Company employed thirty policemen (whose duties included the rudimentary signalling used in the very early days) but over the years this number reduced to a very few. Unfortunately, although not unexpectedly, only two or three names of policemen appear in the Minutes of the Company during a period of thirty years and none of these was George. Therefore the author has sadly to declare total ignorance of George's police work with the railway.

"George and some of the family were still at 7 Nelson Street in 1852 but had gone from there by 1861. In March 1864, on the marriage of the youngest son William, George have his occupation as "Clothier", which must have meant that by then he was working with William at the Walworth Road shops. In 1871, he and Charlotte were certainly living in Walworth Road in a household which included on census night at least, William, the then unmarried daughter Charlotte, Emily's daughter Emily C. Williams and Emily's future husband, James Carpenter."

If Charlotte's background was as superior as legend has it, she must have had to suffer materially in the cause of romance and no doubt at times felt that she had sacrificed too much. She died in 1882 at St. Albans, aged 73. It seems as though George then moved to live with his youngest daughter, Charlotte Catherine, and her husband Henry White, in Stockwell, since although George also died at St. Albans, upon probate of his will being granted in 1886, he was said to be "formerly of St. Albans... but late of... Stockwell".


Some census details:

the 1851 census shows that the family is still living at 165 Nelson Street, St. Paul, Deptford. George is a "Policeman (Rail)". He and Charlotte are with their children Emily (aged 14 and a dressmaker's assistant/apprentice?), William (aged 11) and Charlotte (aged 6).

The 1861 census gives George still as Railway Constable. In the house at the time of the census were his wife and two daughters Emily (aged 23) and Charlotte (aged 16).


Charlotte HODSELL, daughter of Thomas HODSELL ( - ), was born in 1802 in St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. She died on 19 October 1882 in St. Albans. She and George William HURLOCK had the following children:



Sophia HURLOCK (c. 1828- )


Charlotte HURLOCK (c. 1829-c. 1830)


George Edmund HURLOCK (1830-1894)


Thomas William HURLOCK (1834-1852)


Emily HURLOCK (c. 1836-bef1929)


William HURLOCK (c. 1840-1925)


Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK (1845-1936)

Second Generation

2. Sophia HURLOCK, daughter of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born circa 1828. She was baptised in July 1828 in Shoreditch, St. Leonard.


3. Charlotte HURLOCK, daughter of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born circa 1829. She died circa 1830.


died in infancy.


4. George Edmund HURLOCK, son of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was baptised on 10 April 1830 in Shoreditch. He was born on 19 April 1830 in Shoreditch. He was a Sanitary Inspector. He married Ann CLAPSON on 1 October 1856 in Shoreditch St.Leonard. He died in 1894. He was buried on 20 July 1894 in Bow Cemetery.


Sanitary Inspector "The Good Officer" (Article by Sandra Hurlock)

"The eldest son of George and Charlotte. As an adult, he gave his birthplace as Hoxton on one census return and as Hackney on three others but it was most likely the Hackney Road area. By the time he was four the family had moved to Deptford, then Kent/Surrey, where he grew up.

"What occupation he followed before 1856 is unknown but in that year he was appointed by the Limehouse District Board of Works to be a Street Inspector/Inspector of Nuisances, at the salary of £1.10s 0d a week. He was to remain doing this work and living in Limehouse for the rest of his life.

"On 1st October 1856 however, he was in Shoreditch at St. Leonard's again, to marry Ann Clapson, the daughter of William Clapson and Mary Diplock. Ann was born c 1829 at Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent but in 1856 had a Shoreditch address and the occupation of "druggist". her father's occupation was given as "Police Sergeant", and unlike George Hurlock Senior, he was traced to the Metropolitan Police. However, he seems to have left the Force under a cloud some years prior to the marriage. The witnesses at the wedding were Emily Hurlock, George Edmund's sister, and Walter Burgin, who was to be a colleague and friend of his for many years.

"Ann and George began their married life at Dudley Terrace, Limehouse. They were eventually to have eight children, beginning with Miriam, born in November 1857, and they moved house within Limehouse many times, living for various periods in Rhodeswell Road, Henry Street, Clemence Street, Aston Street and finally at 35 Locksley Street. It was said by their Scottish daughter-in-law Mary that if one visited them the only place to go for a walk was round the churchyard. Presumably the canalside and waterfront in that area were considered too rough, especially by those who had become used to the genteel purlieus of Chiswick. George was continuing a tradition of "policing"-type work begun by his grandfather at Billingsgate and exemplified by his father on the railway. For in 1856 Inspectors of Nuisances were a new and most personal layer of authority set over the lives of the "poor and huddled masses", although with their best interests at heart [!].

"As the population of London had grown and grown throughout the nineteenth century so the overcrowding and unhealthy living conditons had become ever worse. The 1848 Report by Hector Green on the Bethnal Green area, quoted in the chapter on Michael Hurlock, was just one of many. Medical men, Poor Law Commisioners, journalists and social reformers had presented reports and published papers in England in 1832. Water supplies, drains and sewereage were their main concerns but they included the overcrowding of dwellings and domestic cleanliness among their targets.".


Ann CLAPSON and George Edmund HURLOCK had the following children:



Miriam HURLOCK (1857- )


George William HURLOCK (1859- )


Charlotte A. HURLOCK (1860- )


Thomas HURLOCK (1862-1931)


Sophia HURLOCK (1864- )


Annie HURLOCK (1866- )


William HURLOCK (1868- )


Albert HURLOCK (1871- )


5. Thomas William HURLOCK, son of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born in 1834. He died in 1852.


Pawnbroker's assistant. Died of "fever".


6. Emily HURLOCK, daughter of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born circa 1836. She was baptised in 1836 in Deptford, St. Paul. She appeared in the census. She married Chas WILLIAMS. She died between 1920 and 1929. She married James CARPENTER.


On 1861 census, is shown as living with parents, George and Charlotte, + sister Charlotte in Deptford. Her age is given as 23 and she is unmarried. Charlotte's age is given as 16. It is in this census that her father's occupation is given as "Railway Constable".

On 1871 census, is living in Deptford St. Paul

Emily Williams c. 1843 (head)
Charles F Williams c. 1865 (son)

In this same 1871 census Emily's parents George and Charlotte are living with their son and daughter William (future mayor of St. Albans) and daughter Charlotte, + Emily's own daughter Emily C Williams. James Carpenter (presumably Emily's future husband) is also a household member, listed as an "assistant".

On 1881 census, is living with second husband James Carpenter at 3 Broadway, Deptford St. Paul.
Emily Carpenter c.1846 at Deptford St. Paul (wife)
James Carpenter c. 1849 Deptford St. Paul (head)

James EG c. 1876 Camberwell (son)
William E c. 1879 Camberwell (son)
Charles (!) c. 1865 Walworth, Surrey (this is surely Cyril) (stepson)

1891 census at 29 Church Street, Camberwell
James Carpenter (head) aged 42. (T Clothier)
Emily Carpenter (wife) aged 43 (c. 1848)

Charles Williams (stepson) aged 25 (Commercial Traveller) (London,
James Edward Carpenter (Son) aged 15 (Clothier's Assistant)
William Hy. Carpenter (Son) aged 12
Ivanhoe Hodsoll Carpenter aged 11

At the time they had one visitor, a lady from France, and one domestic servant.

On 1901 census is living at 59 Ashford Road, Willesden:
James Carpenter (head) aged 52 Clothes Draper (Lon Marylebone)
Emily Carpenter (wife) aged 60 (Deptford) (c.1841)
James E Carpenter (son) aged 25 Commercial Traveller
William H Carpenter (son) aged 22 Boot/shoe salesman
Alfred I Carpenter (son) aged 20 Budget (?) clerk

The birthplace of the three sons is given as Camberwell.


Quite possibly known as "Onez".


Emily (possibly known as Onez) was an interesting character who married twice, to Chas. Williams and then to James Carpenter. She had two children with Chas. and three with James. At the age of 15 she was apprenticed to a dressmaker, but it is doubtful whether she ever practised professionally. Apparently, she recalled walking to work in her brother's [William's] shops in Walwroth Road from the family home in Deptford.

Emily's early life seems to have been rather a chequered one. Both sons she had with James Carpenter died in France - Ivanhoe in 1916 and his elder brother, James Jr., in 1917. But the latter had married Hilda Shries and there were two sons of this marriage to sonsole Hilda and family. One of these was the late Edgar Carpenter.

It is not known what happened to Emily's first husband, but Emily definitely lied about her age at the time of her second marriage; the missing five or so years was discretely made up over the next 30 years or so - who knows whether the lie was really necessary to get Emily her second husband?!?


Chas WILLIAMS appeared in the census. He was a Plumber's Turner (1863) Licensed victualler (1865) Silk Merchant (later). He died before 1871. He and Emily HURLOCK had the following children:



Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS (1863-1949)


Charles Frederick WILLIAMS (c. 1865- )


James CARPENTER was born circa 1848 in Middlesex. He was a Clothier/Draper. He and Emily HURLOCK had the following children:



William H CARPENTER (1875?- )


James Edward Jr. CARPENTER (1876?- )


Alfred Ivanhoe CARPENTER (1880?- )


7. William HURLOCK, son of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born circa 1840. He was baptised on 11 January 1840 in Deptford. He married Susan MAPLES on 25 March 1864 in St. Alphege, Greenwich. He died in 1925.


".....[had a] 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." - Edgar White.


He became Mayor of St. Albans. During the Boer War, being a staunch liberal, he spoke against the War and the local mobs broke all the windows in Ver House, his house in St. Albans.


By repute, employed most of his family in the business "Hurlocks" which he built up on Walworth Road. Made enough money to "move out" and had a house built in St. Albans, where he became mayor. Apparently, he outlived most of his children, some of whom had various problems, including drink-related ones.


Susan MAPLES was born before 1843. She died circa 1908 in St. Albans. She and William HURLOCK had the following children:



William Edward HURLOCK (1862-1864)


William Frederick HURLOCK (1865-1905)


George Herbert HURLOCK (1867-1902)


Charlotte Catherine "Tottie" HURLOCK (1868- )


Walter Hodsell HURLOCK (1871-1902)


Frederick Alban Rayner HURLOCK (1876-1913)


8. Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK, daughter of George William HURLOCK and Charlotte HODSELL, was born on 23 January 1845 in Greater London, Kent. She married Thomas Henry Philpot WHITE between 1871 and 1877. She died on 4 December 1936 in Worthing, Sussex.


Charlotte was allegedly scrupulously observant of the Sabbath - to the extent of refusing to read newpapers on a Monday because they had been printed on a Sunday. Her widowed father George was living with Charlotte and her husband just before the former's death in 1886.


Thomas Henry Philpot WHITE was born on 3 September 1850. He died on 29 January 1937. He and Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK had the following children:



Ernest WHITE ( - )


Katherine Charlotte WHITE (1874- )


Edgar William Hurlock WHITE (1879-1972)

Third Generation

9. Miriam HURLOCK, daughter of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1857.


10. George William HURLOCK, son of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1859.


11. Charlotte A. HURLOCK, daughter of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1860.


12. Thomas HURLOCK, son of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born on 15 September 1862 in Limehouse. He was an Accountant. He married Mary L.C. MCLARTY on 1 February 1884 in Greenock, Renfrews, Scotland. He died in March 1931 in Potters Bar, Middlesex.


Started as:
Clothier's Assistant 1881
Slate Merchant's Clerk 1891
Accountant 1901

1891 census Commercial Road, Peckham
1901 census 22 Whitehall Gardens, Chiswick.


Source for this information is grandchild DMB.


Mary L.C. MCLARTY and Thomas HURLOCK had the following children:



Gertrude HURLOCK (1885- ). Gertrude was born in 1885.


Douglas HURLOCK (1891- ). Douglas was born in 1891.


Basil HURLOCK (1897- ). Basil was born in 1897.


13. Sophia HURLOCK, daughter of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1864.


14. Annie HURLOCK, daughter of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1866.


15. William HURLOCK, son of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1868.


16. Albert HURLOCK, son of George Edmund HURLOCK and Ann CLAPSON, was born in 1871.


17. Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS, daughter of Chas WILLIAMS and Emily HURLOCK, was born on 3 September 1863 in Southampton. She married George Edward WALLER in September 1885. She died on 8 February 1949.


Emily was known as "The Belle of Camberwell".


George Edward WALLER, son of Walter E WALLER (c. 1840-1917) and Elizabeth GRANT (c. 1839- ), was born on 9 November 1863 in Southampton. He was an Outfitters' Manager. He died on 4 February 1955. He and Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS had the following children:



George E A WALLER (1886- ) (known as 'Albert'). Albert was born on 18 July 1886 in Kennington, London.


Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER (1888-1941). Emily was born on 13 March 1888 in Camberwell. She died on 19 May 1941. She was buried in Golders Green Crematorium.


Vivian William Hurlock WALLER (1889- ). Vivian was born on 15 November 1889 in Camberwell. He married Gwenith May BURNARD on 31 December 1913 in St. George's Presbyterian Church, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury.


Ruby Charlotte WALLER (1891-1972). Ruby was born on 21 February 1891 in Camberwell. She was an Outfitters' Manager. She married Richard John EDWARDS on 7 January 1914 in St. George's Presbyterian Church. She died in 1972.


Lilian Catherine Florence WALLER (1894-1901). Lilian was born on 4 May 1894 in Camberwell. She died on 2 September 1901.


Charles Sextus Hodsoll WALLER (1898-1983). Charles was born on 19 December 1898 in Willesden Green, London. He married Kathleen BUSFIELD on 1 October 1938 in Church of St. Albans, Golders Green. He died on 15 July 1983 in Summerlands Hospital, Yeovil.


Ernest Walter WALLER (1901- ). Ernest was born on 17 August 1901.


Irene Octavia WALLER (1903-1974). Irene was born on 13 January 1903. She married Victor Edward SHERLOCK on 12 October 1927 in St. George's Presbyterian Church. She died on 28 March 1974.


18. Charles Frederick WILLIAMS, son of Chas WILLIAMS and Emily HURLOCK, was born circa 1865 in London, Newington (Walworth, Surrey - 1881 census). He was a Commercial Traveller. He married Marie Hortense COUVRAT in 1892. He married "Aunty JESSIE".


Is the C Williams noted more than once in the Stocktaking Supper, 1887 of Hurlocks, Walworth Road, Cyril?


Well-educated man, but worked most of his life as an orderly at St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey. He was a fine musician, who played the organ and cello extremely well. Is Cyril the same person as Charles (not Chas. his father, of course)?


Marie Hortense COUVRAT died between 1901 and 1905. She and Charles Frederick WILLIAMS had the following children:



Charles Cyril WILLIAMS (1893- ). Charles was born on 17 November 1893.


19. William H CARPENTER, son of James CARPENTER and Emily HURLOCK, was born in 1875 (calculated). He was a Boot Shop (Bookshop?) salesman.


20. James Edward Jr. CARPENTER (also known as Edward James Jr. CARPENTER), son of James CARPENTER and Emily HURLOCK, was born in 1876 (calculated). He was a Commercial Traveller. He married Hilda Maude SHIRES in 1917.


Hilda Maude SHIRES was the daughter of unk SHIRES ( - ). She and James Edward Jr. CARPENTER had the following children:



Edgar CARPENTER ( - )


Edward G CARPENTER ( - )


21. Alfred Ivanhoe CARPENTER (also known as Ivanhoe CARPENTER), son of James CARPENTER and Emily HURLOCK, was born in 1880 (calculated). He was a Builder's Clerk. Bombadier. He was a Bombadier. He died in The Somme - blown up.


On one census is called Ivanhoe Hodsoll Carpenter.


22. William Edward HURLOCK, son of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1862. He died in 1864.


23. William Frederick HURLOCK, son of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1865. He died in 1905. He married Carolina COOTE.


Carolina COOTE and William Frederick HURLOCK had the following children:



William A HURLOCK (1887-1964) (known as 'Will'). Will was born in 1887. He died in 1964.


Charles F.H. HURLOCK (1901-1989). Charles was born in 1901. He was a Partner in AC Cars (Cobra Cars). He died in 1989.


24. George Herbert HURLOCK, son of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1867. He died in 1902. He married Marion DAVIES.


Marion DAVIES and George Herbert HURLOCK had the following children:



George Herbert (Jr) HURLOCK ( - )


25. Charlotte Catherine "Tottie" HURLOCK, daughter of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1868. She married Herbert CHATTERTON.


Tottie kept horses, about which she was absolutely fanatical. When,during the first World War, she was told that her horses would be needed for the war effort, she decided that it would be kinder by far to them that they died immediately rather than suffer the injuries and trauma associated with being on the front line: therefore she had all the horses put down immediately.


Herbert CHATTERTON and Charlotte Catherine "Tottie" HURLOCK had the following children:



Gwennie CHATTERTON ( - )


26. Walter Hodsell HURLOCK (known as 'Lily'), son of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1871. He died on 6 February 1902. He married Lillian SHIRES.


... lived at Little Missenden.


Lillian SHIRES (known as 'Lily', and also as Lily SHIRES) was the daughter of unk SHIRES ( - ). She and Walter Hodsell HURLOCK had the following children:



Hodsall Walter HURLOCK ( - )


Cecil William HURLOCK ( - )


27. Frederick Alban Rayner HURLOCK, son of William HURLOCK and Susan MAPLES, was born in 1876. He married Emily UNK in 1900 in St. Albans. He died in 1913.


... lived at Clock House, Horley.


1901 Census, lived at 76 Walworth Road, Southwark. Employed as clothier: "working at home". EC TGH.


Emily UNK and Frederick Alban Rayner HURLOCK had the following children:



Frederick Fleetwood HURLOCK (1900-1962). Frederick was born in 1900. He died in 1962.


Grace Emily HURLOCK (1902- ). Grace was born in 1902.


Harold Vernon HURLOCK (1904-1968). Harold was born in 1904. He died in 1968.


Clifford Walter HURLOCK ( - )


28. Ernest WHITE was the son of Thomas Henry Philpot WHITE and Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK.


eldest brother.


29. Katherine Charlotte WHITE, daughter of Thomas Henry Philpot WHITE and Charlotte Catherine HURLOCK, was born in 1874. She married Charles Edgar PARNELL on 19 June 1901 in New Park Road Baptist Church, Brixton Hill.


Charles Edgar PARNELL and Katherine Charlotte WHITE had the following children:



Dorothy PARNELL ( - )


Enid PARNELL ( - )


Myrta PARNELL ( - )


30. 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.".


Hilda Blanche FURLEY and Edgar William Hurlock WHITE had the following children:



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


Horace WHITE (c. 1914-1994). Horace was born circa 1914. She died in 1994.


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


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


Frank WHITE ( - )