Ancestors of Adam Luke John BASTON of Andover, Hampshire, UK
8. Frederick John BASTON
1Kingsland High St, Hackney, 1915 (Old
Kingsland High Street, Hackney at the time Frederick John Baston
grew up.". Image.
2Frederick John Baston, 1911 Hackney Birth
Certificate, 1b/474/355. "
Certificate No BXCA215095
South East Hackney,
No 355, 18th March 1911
Frederick John to Frederick Baston, Camera Maker,
Journeyman. & Emma Baston formerly Euesden, 27 Valentine Road, South Hackney.
Registered: 27th April 1911.
1B/474/355, Copy Certificate No XA994951
3Frederick John Baston 1911 Hackney, London,
Baptism Register, London Metropolitan Archives, Northampton Row, London, N1,
England, microfilm ref X087/109. "
St John of Jerusalem, Hackney No 355, 16th
Frederick John to Frederick & Emma of 27 Valentine Road, camera
4Frederick John Baston 1995 Death Certificate,
Entry No 157 - Cert No IAI235120. "
Hertford & Ware 26 May 1995, 13 Glovers
Frederick John Baston born 18 March 1911, Post Office
Technician (retired) 13 Glovers Close
Informant: Martyn Baston, son present
Cause: Bronchopneumonia & Lung Cancer.".
5Frederick & Clara Lilian Baston Cemetery
Plaque, Hertford, Herts, Frederick Baston, 1995, CAH image DSCF7929. "
Cemetery Marker, Frederick & Clara (Doris) Baston.
Hertford Cemetery Garden
of Rememberance, Hertford, Herts.". Image.
6Frederick Baston & Clara May 1939 Marriage
Certificate, 25 Dec 1908, 410. "
Holy Trinity Church, Stroud Green, N4, 17th
September 1939. Frederick John Baston, Aged 28, Post Office Engineer, 103
Florence Road, London & Clara Lilian May, Aged 30, 8 Marquis Road, London.
Fathers, Frederick Baston (deceased) HM Forces & Percy Charles May (deceased)
Witnesses - Annie May, Stanley J Major.".
727 Valentine Road, Hackney, London, Frederick
Baston, 19 Mar 1911, CAH image DSCF7727. "
Where Frederick Baston was born in
1911.". "where Frederick was born." Image.
8Frederick & Emma Baston 1911 census, Hackney,
London, 2 Apr 1911, National Archives, Kew, London, England,
27 Valentine Road - 2 rooms.
Frederick Baston head age 25, married 2 years, wood machinist, camera maker born
Emmy Baston wife age 25, married 2 years.
Baston son age under 1 month born South Hackney." Image.
9Shoreditch High Street, London 1920. "
Typical transport of the day.". Image.
10Frederick John Baston aged 12 years (taken in
Frederick John Baston aged 12 years in 1923.".
11Frederick John Baston, 1925 School Report. "
Morning Lane School, Homerton E8
Report on Attendance, Conduct & Progress of
Standard 0 - VIa
Year in School - 9
Attendance - Very Good
Conduct - Excellent
Progress - Satisfactory
Class Work - Fairly Good
Manual Training - Good
Sports & Physical Training - Satisfactory
Though rather slow in class work, is of good intelligence and is very
Dated 8-4-25, H S Packer, Head Master.".
12Frederick John Baston commencement of
employment in the GPO 1937. "
6th September 1937, Mr F J Baston
reference to your application for employment in this Department, please report
to Mr Hill at Larkwood Telephone Exchange, Brookscroft Road, Walthamstow E17 at
7.30am Monday 13th September ready to commence work. Your starting pay will be
49/- per week. You should bring your National Health and Unemployment Insurance
13Stroud Green, London, N4, Holy Trinity Church
(WSV image), DSC7702. "
Where Frederick Baston & Clara May were married 17th
September 1939.". Image.
14Frederick John Baston's Service & Pay Book 1.
No 1698030 Baston, Frederick John
Front Cover and personal details.".
15Frederick John Baston's Service & Pay Book 2.
No 1698030 Baston, Frederick John
Details of training and clothing
16Soldier's Rates of Pay WW2. "
How much a
soldier was paid during WW2.". Image.
17Frederick John Baston Identity Tags 1939 -
1945 WW2. "
Worn by all soldiers in case of injury or death to enable
Inscribed " 1698030 BASTON C of E".".
18WW2 Defence Medal. "
Awarded for Service
in the Forces in non-operational areas subjected to air attack or closely
threatened, providing such service last at least three years.".
19WW2 War Medal. "
This medal was awarded
to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces. Operational and non-operational
service of at least 28 days counted. The Merchant Navy requirement stated that
the 28 days minimum should be served at sea. The recipient was awarded this
medal if their service period was terminated by their death, disability due to
service or capture as a prisoner-of-war and their service qualified them for one
of the stars. Also if the recipient had received one of the stars for a service
period of less than 28 days, they were also awarded the War Medal.
Medal shown above has the MID oak leaf attached to the ribbon.
The UK War
Medals were made from cupro-nickel, whilst the Canadian War Medal are made from
Those War Medals issued to UK personnel were not officially
20Frederick John Baston Record of Military
Service Card, 1939. "
Royal Artillery CA & SL & CMP Records, Savoy Hotel,
No. 1698030 Gnr, Baston F J
R.A. 23.9.40 to 22.2.46
The insignia of the Royal Artillery Regiment."
Source Image. Citation Image.
21Frederick John Baston (born 1911) (taken in
Frederick in his uniform, gunner Royal Artillery, noted on the back,
taken in Wells Somerset (where he was posted at the time).".
22Frederick John Baston (1911), Royal Artillery
and his platoon. "Written on the reverse
To Mum & Dad with best of love your
son Fred xxx
Gosforth 27-9-41 to 29-11-41
Frederick is marked.".
23Photo 485/76 Searchlight Battery RA outside
Wookey Hole Restaurant, Devon. "
Marked on reverse, March 14, 1943, Wookey
Hole Restaurant, 485 HQ.". Image.
24Frederick John Baston in uniform with wife
Clara abt 1944. Image.
25Frederick John Baston's Military Unit
marching to Exeter Cathedral 1945. "
Frederick had this clipping in his
personal Army papers and has marked himself on the picture.".
26103 Florence Road, London N4 taken in 2004. "
Where Frederick John Baston lived in 1939 at the time of his marriage to Clara
Lilian May.". Image.
27Frederick John Baston re-employment to GPO as
workman Class II 1945. "
Gunner F J Baston 1698030 459/70 S/L Regt RA, Highea
Barracks, Exeter, Devon
I am pleased to inform you that a Civil Service
Certificate has been issued in your favour for the appointment as a skilled
workman Class II from the 19th October 1945 with the notional date as from the
30th September 1945. Your Seniority number is 6938 and your scale of pay 62/6d
to 75/-. Certificate s/169 is forwarded herewith for your retention.".
28Frederick John Baston, Soldier's Release Book
Army Book X 801, Soldier's Release Book, Class A
Baston, F J
28 Dec 1945 Taunton, Somerset.". Image.
29Frederick John Baston's National Identity
Card 1945. "
BMA 4215849 Baston, Frederick J, 73 Upper Tollington Park, N4
Dated Dec 31 1945.". Image.
30Frederick John Baston re-employment in the
Post Office warning letter 1946. "
F J Baston, 73 Upper Tollington Park, N4
According to records held in this office, your date of discharge from the Forces
is the 22nd February 1946. It is understood you have expressed a desire to
resume duty 25 Feb 1945, if this is so, I would point out to you that the two
days absence February 23rd & 24th would constitute a break of service and you
may have undesired repercussions for you in the future. I would therefore advise
you to recommence duty on or before 23rd February 1946.".
31Frederick John Baston, portrait about 1950?.
Taken in Cobains Studio at Stroud Green Road, the Cobains lived next door
to us at 75 Upper Tollington Park.". Image.
3273 Upper Tollington Park, London N4 (CAH
image DSCF7713), Frederick John Basotn, 1950/1975. "
Where Frederick & Clara
Baston and family lived 1950 - 1975.". Image.
33Frederick John Baston Particulars of
Reservist 1952. "
23rd June 1952 REME Records, Leicester
Baston F J No
1698030 Gnr, REME EL/FTR.". Image.
34Frederick John Baston Particulars of
Reservist 1952. Image.
35Frederick John Baston GPO Payslip 1953. "
11 Dec 1953 Baston F J, Tech 2A
Gross pay £8. 0s 0d.".
36Frederick John Baston, promotion to
Technician 1 in 1962. "
10th April 1962, Dear Mr Baston
I am pleased to
inform you that your promotion to the rank of Technician I at RHQ (E/L(D&C)4
Group) has been approved with effect from the 4th April 1962. Subject to check
by the AGD your pay will be £14 8s 6d National plus £1 2s 0d Inner London
Weighting, ie the fixed rate for the grade.
37Frederick John Baston 1965 & 1975 entries in
Telephone Directory. "
1965 Post Office Telephone Directory.
Baston, F J
73 Upper Tollington Park N4 ARCway 5176.
1975 Post Office Telephone
Baston, F J 73 Upper Tollington Park N4 01 272 5176.".
38Frederick John Baston GPO Payslip 1970. "
4 Dec 1970 Baston F J, Tech 1
Gross pay £29 3s 0d.".
39Frederick John Baston and grand daughters
(taken in 1993). "
Frederick John Baston with grand-daughters Rebecca and
Rachel Baston.". Image.
40Frederick John Baston letter enclosing
Imperial Service Medal. "
Imperial Service Medal awarded to Frederick John
Baston in 1976 for service to GPO.". Image.
41Frederick John Baston's Imperial Service
Medal 1976. "
Awarded in 1976 to Frederick John Baston for his services to
inscribed on the edge "Frederick John Baston".".
42Coat of Arms - Baston, English Origin (1),
Baston surname. "
Family Coat of Arms (from Burke's General Armory) -
Shield: Quarterly per fesse indented or and az (Gold &
The family name originated in Poitou,
France and the surname traces its ancestral roots back to French origin."
There is also an Arms of Cornish origin depicting 3 bats on a Silver background.
9. Clara Lilian MAY
1Clara Lilian 1909 Holborn Birth Certificate
Full, 1909 Holborn 1b/636/Sept Qtr. "
No 389 Holborn St Luke, 26 August 1909,
City of London Hospital
Clara Lilian, Girl to Percy Charles May, Kitchen
Porter & Clara Jane May formerly Brown of 14 Woodville Grove Islington
Informant: C J May Mother, Registered: 30 August 1909.".
2Clara Lilian Baston (neé May) 1985 Death
Certificate, Entry No 88 Hertford and Ware. "
10th October 1985, Hertford
County Hospital, Hertford.
Clare Lilian Baston (nee May). DOB: 26th August
1909, Islington London
Wife of Frederick John Baston, GPO Technician
(retired), 2 Swallow Court, North Road, Hertford.
Cause of death:
Cerebrovascular accident. Date of Registration: 10th October 1985.".
3Frederick & Clara Lilian Baston Cemetery
Plaque, Hertford, Herts, Clara Baston, 1985, CAH image DSCF7929. "
Marker, Frederick & Clara (Doris) Baston.
Hertford Cemetery Garden of
Rememberance, Hertford, Herts.". "
Clara Lilian Baston (Doris).
Forever remembered now at peace,
Treasured memories will
Your loving husband, Fred and Family."
4Percy & Clara May, 1911 census Islington,
London, RG14PN912_RG78PN32_RD10_SD6_ED10_SN260, 2 Apr 1911, Public Record
Office, Kew, London. "
1 Rosemary Street, Islington - 1 room.
Charles May, head, age 28, married 2 years, licenced pedlar born Islington.
Clara Jennie May wife age 23, married 2 years born St Lukes, London.
Lilian May daughter age 19 months born City Road or St Lukes."
5Clara Lilian Baston nee May. ""Doris".".
6Clara May 1923, School Report. "
Street School, Islington, July 25th 1923
Clara May is an intelligent girl,
interested in all her work but especially in needlework. She is always
courteous and ready to help and has the determination necessary for achieving a
We hope that she will get work as an embroideress or in
another trade where needlework is required for we feel she will do well.
G Farmer, Head Mistress.". Image.
7Frederick John Baston & Clara May on holiday
abt 1937. "On holiday somewhere.". Image.
8Frederick John Baston & Clara Lilian May
wedding 1939. "
17 September 1939
Parish Church, Stroud Green, London
9Frederick John Baston & Clara Lilian May with
17 Sep 1939, Parish Church, Stroud Green
Left to Right
Best Man?, Ronnie May, Frederick John Baston, Clara Lilian May, Annie May,
Arthur May.". Image.
10Frederick John Baston & Clara Lilian May's
wedding, large family group (1939). "
Best Man, Annie May,
Frederick J Baston, Clara Lilian May, Tessie Rosina May, Charlie May
?, ?, Clara Jane May, Emma Lowry, Lizzie Reddin, ?, ?
Tom Reddin, ? ? ? ? ?
? ? Catherine May, ? ? ? ?.".
11Clara Lilian Baston and son Roger with mother
Clara Jane May 1946. Image.
12Clara Lilian Baston, about 1950?. "
in Cobains Studio at Stroud Green Road, they lived next door to us at 75 Upper
Tollington Park.". Image.
1373 Upper Tollington Park, London N4 (CAH
image DSCF7713), Clara Baston, 1950/1975. "
Where Frederick & Clara Baston
and family lived 1950 - 1975.". "
where Clara lived 1953 to 1975."
14Coat of Arms - May, English origin
(www.houseofnames.com), May surname. "
Shield: Red with a gold horizontal
stripe between eight gold squares.
Crest: A leopard's head emerging from a
The May family name dates back to 1066 when the
Norman Conquest of England introduced a plethora of new names and words into
Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person born or
baptized in the month of May. The name May is derived from the Old French word
mai, which has cognates in the other European languages that were all derived
from the Latin word Maius. This name was also a nickname for a person with a
particularly sunny disposition or a person who had an anecdotal connection with
the month of May. Often this connection would be the time that feudal
obligations were owed. Nicknames, such as May, that described the time or season
of the birth, baptism or conversion of the original bearer were frequently
adopted in the medieval era. Additionally, numerous nicknames referred to
various religious festivals, medieval name days, or the particular day of the
week when feudal services were fulfilled.
Spelling variations include:
May, Mai, Maye and others. First found in Sussex where they were anciently
seated as Lords of the manor of Faunt." Image.
15Coat of Arms - May, German origin
(www.houseofnames.com), May surname. "
The Shield: Blue
background with a silver tower.
The Crest: Five ostrich feathers.
The German surname may first emerged in the Rhineland, and
means, simply, "May." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who
was either born in the month of May or particularly fond of the spring.
Spelling variations include: May, Mai, Mais, Maye, Mey, de May, du May, Maya
and many more. First found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent
contributor to the development of the district from ancient times."
10. William Leslie BISSETT
1William Leslie Bissett 1914 (Original) Birth
Certificate, 1914/Mar/Edmonton/3a/10_5_60. "
William Leslie Bissett, 22nd
No36 Book 43 Edmonton, West Tottenham.".
2William Bissett 1998, Andover Death
11 November 1998, Countess of Brecknock Memorial Hospital
William Leslie Bissett, Dental Technician (retired), 148 Pilgrims Way Andover
Informant: Velma Bissett, daughter, 114 Pilgrims Way.".
3William Leslie Bissett & Lottie Louise Bowker
1936 Marriage Certificate. "
No 333 13th December 1936, Christ Church, West
William Leslie Bissett age 22 Factory Handyman, 66 Avondale Road
Father: James Charles Bissett Stereotyper
Lottie Louise Bowker age 21,
66 Avondale Road N15
Father: Thomas Bowker (deceased) Soldier
George James Bissett & John Coronation Barrett.".
4William Leslie Bissett 1914. "
5William Leslie Bissett about 1920. "
day at school?.". Image.
6William Leslie Bissett 1930. "
7William & Lottie Bissett, Southend.
8Bill & Lil Bissett, daughters Yvonne, Velma
with Harry Bissett & a friend. "
The gang, with Buster the dog.".
9Bill & Lil Bissett, Christmas 1981.
10William Bissett about 1990. "
Leslie Bissett.". Image.
11William Bissett's 80th Birthday (1994). "
With wife Lottie (Lil) and daughters Yvonne & Velma.".
12Coat of Arms - Bissett
(www.houseofnames.com), Bissett. "
Bissett Shield: Blue with a silver
Bissett Crest: A tree stump with green oak leaves.
Motto: Abscissa Virescrit.
Origin Displayed: Scottish
include: Bissett, Bisset, Bisside, Bisseth, Bizet, Biseth and others.
found in Rossshire, Scotland." Image.
11. Lottie Louise BOWKER
1Lottie Louise Bowker 1915 Islington Birth
No 499 Islington 22 April 1915, Lottie Louise Bowker girl
Father: John Thomas Bowker Laundry Carman
Mother: Lottie Louise Bowker
Informant Lottie Louise Bowker, 35 Mitford Road, Islington
Registered: 1 June 1915.". Image.
2Lottie Louise Bissett 1997 Death Certificate.
27th November 1997
Countess of Brecknock Memorial Hospital, Andover.
Lottie Louise Bissett formerly Bowker, Born 22nd April 1915.
Wife of William
Bissett. Informant: Velma Baston daughter.". Image.
3Lottie Louise Bissett 1915 - 1997 Memorial
4Marriage 1936 William Bissett & Lottie Bowker,
West Green N18. Image.
5Lottie (Lil) Bissett and daughter Yvonne,
6Lil Bissett (neé Bowker). "
1996, Pilgrims Way, Andover.". Image.
7Coat of Arms - Bowker (www.houseofnames.com).
Sheild: Silver with a diagonal stripe between two blue eagles.
lion rampant on a tower.
Origin Displayed: English.
Spelling variations include: Bowker, Bowcher, Boucher and others. First found in
Lincolnshire. They were originally from Beaucir in Calvados in Normandy, and
arrived in England with Duke William in 1066." Image.
5. Yvonne BISSETT
1Yvonne Bissett 1938 Edmonton Birth
No 319 1938 Edmonton, 24 March 1938 N Middx Cty Hospital
Yvonne Iris, girl. Father: William Leslie Bissett Dental Mechanic
Lottie Louise Bissett formerly Bowker
16 Malham Terrace, Dysons Rd,
Registered: 23 April 1938.". Image.
2Yvonne Izzard 2001 Canada, Memorial Card. "
Yvonne Izzard. Born March 24th 1938. Died October 27th 2001
Service to be conducted at St Jude's Anglican Church on Friday November 2nd 2001
at 11.00 am.". Image.
3Alan & Yvonne Izzard family from Canada. "
Rear, left to Right, Paul, Helen (married to Mark), Alan, Debbie (married to
Paul), Steve Ferris (married to Debbie), Mark.
Front, Daniella? Yvonne & ?,
Debbie holding Josh.". Image.
4Debbie, Paul & Mark Izzard, summer 1966.
12. Ebenezer Lipson PEGRUM
1Ebenezer Lipsom Pegrum 1884 Walthamstow Birth
Certificate, 1884/Dec/West Ham/4a/250a. "
No 290 19th October 1884 Wood St
Ebenezer Lipson, boy to Joshua Pegrum, Confectioner & Laura
Annie Pegrum formerly Lipson
Informant J Pegrum, father, 24th November
2Ebenezer Lipson Pegrum 1972 Waltham Forest
Death GRO, General Register Office, 1972/Dec/Waltham For/5e/966. "born 21st
3Ebenezer Pegrum & Charlotte Sale 1921
Walthamstow Marriage Certificate, 1921/Jun/W Ham/4a/390. "
No 207, Parish
Church, Walthamstow, April 21st 1921
Ebenezer Pegrum, age 36, bachelor,
Pastry Cook, 61 Shernhall St & Charlotte Emma Sale, age 25, spinster, 21
Buckingham St, Aylesbury
Fathers: Joshua Pegrum, retired & Harry Sale, Art
Witnesses: Henry Sale, H A Sale & Joshua Pergrum, Leonard Pegrum.".
4Joshua & Laura Pegrum, 1891 Census
Walthamstow, Essex, RG12/1355/127/1, 5 Apr 1891, Public Record Office, Kew,
4 Wood St, Walthamstow
Joshua Pegrum head age 36
Baker/Confectioner born Nazeing
Laura Pegrum wife age 31 born Clapton, Middx
Ethel daughter age 10 scholar born Walthamstow
May daughter age 8
son age 6
Elsie daughter age 4
Nellie daughter age 3
Ronald son age 1
born Walthamston." Image.
5Joshua & Laura Pegrum, 1901 Census
Walthamstow, Essex, RG13/1629/112/41, 31 Mar 1901, Public Record Office, Kew,
163 Wood St
Joshua Pegrum head age 46 Baker/Confectioner born
Laura Pegrum wife age 41 born Clapton
Ethel daughter age 20 Music
Teacher born Walthamstow
May daughter age 18 born Walthamstow
age 16 Baker Journeyman born Walthamstow
Elsie daughter age 14 born
Nellie daughter age 13 born Walthamstow
Ronald son age 11 born
Winifred daughter age 6 born Walthamstow."
6Ebenezer & Charlotte Pegrum 1928 (Pegrum
family album). Image.
13. Charlotte Emma SALE
1Charlotte Emma Pegrum (nee Sale?) 1987 bn
1896 Death GRO, General Register Office, Redbridge 14/1407/Apr 1987. "aged 91,
born 15th January 1896.".
2Henry & Louisa Sale, 1901 Census Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, RG13/1355/67/4, 1901, National Archives, Kew, London, England.
21 Buckingham St
Henry Sale head age 36 Cabinet Mkr born Aylesbury
Louisa Sale wife age 39 born Aylesbury
Henry Sale son age 13
daughter age 12
Millie Sale daughter age 8
Charlotte Sale daughter age 5
Emma Sale daughter age 1." Image.
3Ebenezer & Charlotte Pegrum Golden Wedding
1972 (Pegrum family album). Image.
4Coat of Arms - Sale (www.houseofnames.com). "
PEGRUM Shield: Silver with a black diagonal stripe on which there are three
fleur de lis.
PEGRUM Crest: A black arrowhead.
PEGRUM Motto: Timere
The dates back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived
from their residence in the county of Cheshire where they held the estate of
Sale. The surname was originally derived from the old English word Soel which
refers to a hall.
Spelling variatons include: Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle,
Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.". Image.
14. Kenneth Frederick HOLMAN
1Kenneth Frederick Holman 1905 Newton Abbot,
Devon Birth GRO, General Register Office, 1905/Sep/Newton Abbot/5b/131.
2Kenneth Frederick Holman 1997 Torbay Death
GRO, Oct 1997/Torbay/C30A/276. "
Born 22nd August 1905, died age 92." 25
Oct 1905 (Holman family file).
3Kenneth Holman abt 1909 (Holman family
4Bill & Ken Holman abt 1913 (Holman family
5Kenneth & Winifred Holman wedding (Holman
Family group on their wedding day in 1945 at Paingnton, Devon.".
6Ken Holman abt 1948? (Holman family album).
7Ken, Gert, Mabel & Frank Homan (Holman family
15. Winifred Louisa TAYLOR
1Winifred Louise Taylor 1905 Totnes, Devon
Birth GRO, General Register Office, 1905/Sep/Totnes/5b/138.
2Winifred Louise Holman 1991 Torbay Death
GRO, General Register Office, 1991/Dec/Torbay/21/2534. "aged 86, born 21st July
3Winifred Taylor abt 1908 (Holman family
4Harry, Louisa & Winifred Taylor (Holman
family album). Image.
5Winifred Taylor abt 1921 (Holman family
6Marriage of Kenneth Holman & Winifred Taylor
1935 Paington (Holman album). Image.
7Paignton, Devonl, St John's Church.