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b.1879 – d.1917 Hugh Goymer born 16th of January 1879. Hugh Goymer was born in Stockwell in the London area of Lambeth, on the16th of January 1879 to Abraham and Milbrough Goymer. Abraham was 48 years old and Milbrough was 31 years old. The family lived at 2 Wingmore Road Brixton London. Abraham was a… read more »


b.1873 – d.1915 Alice Gray/Grey was born in 1873 in the village of Ashill, near Swaffham in Norfolk. Her mother was Sarah Gray and she was unmarried when she gave birth to Alice. At her baptism on 10 August 1873, only Sarah is listed and she describes herself as a spinster. However, in October of… read more »

BROOK, Herbert

b. 1864 – d.1909 Herbert was born 10 April 1864; their address was 1 Sparkes Cottage, Graham Street West, St. George, Hanover Square, London. His father was James Joseph Brooks age 37, James was a police constable and his mother Ellen was also 37. Ellen was born in Clayton, Suffolk, her maiden name was Fenn…. read more »

FUZZENS, William

b.1875 – d.1915 Intro The wider Fuzzens family are well-established in Windsor, particularly, and one member was the first Labour Mayor of the town. There is a Fuzzens Walk in the centre and a blue plaque to local historian Fred Fuzzens (1921-1995). A Fuzzens family tree on Ancestry suggests that his mother was born in… read more »

BEADON, Walter

b.~1871 – d.1915 The story of Walter Beadon is among the saddest of the many troubled souls who ended their days at Long Grove Hospital and subsequently received a pauper’s burial and grave in Horton Cemetery, Epsom. Until now a forgotten man in a forgotten cemetery. It is also a story that brings sharp focus… read more »

CUSHNIE, George Barnes

b.1867 – d.1918 1860s George Barnes Cushnie was born on the 28th August 1867 to William Cushnie, aged 38, and his wife Eliza (née King), aged 36. At the time of his birth the family was living at 65, Lower Thames Street in the City of London, close to the Customs House and Billingsgate, a… read more »


b.1913 – d.1948 Intro Josef’s story has been compiled by FOHC researcher, MOD records and information provided by Josef’s son. Early Years Josef was born in Krzyzowa, Kraków, Poland on 11 February 1913, to parents Wojciech and Anna (nee Slowik). Before joining the army Josef was a clerk at the Craft Guild. War Years Josef… read more »

KENT, Edward John

b. 1875 – d. 1917 Working from the Long Grove record of Edward’s death in 1917, we found his birth in the March quarter of 1875 and his mother’s maiden name was Bone. He was baptised at St Giles, Camberwell. 1880s In 1881 the family were living  at 19 Mosedale Street Camberwell. His father Edward… read more »


b. 1855- d. 1909 A summary of the evidence for Arthur is very interesting but confusing in places. It has taken a lot of cross referencing of data to ensure that the profile is accurate. There is another Arthur Bannister in the records, about the same age. He enters and leaves the same workhouse.  He… read more »

SEARS, Albert

b. 1889- d. 1910 1880s Albert William Sears was born on 1 February 1889 in Hoxton, Shoreditch to Alfred Seers (born in Bristol about 1845 according to his 1881 Census data when his trade is given as Marble Polisher) and Eliza Smith (born in Shoreditch about 1853 according to her 1881 Census data.) From the… read more »

BROWN, Alfred Albert

b.1875 – d. 1910 This is a story that will require revisiting once we can obtain more information from the non-digitised Asylum records which may name family members or previous addresses. Assumptions could be made but are not going to be made here until evidence can be provided. From the evidence we have available today,… read more »

STIDDIFORD (Stideford), Edith

b.1883 – d.1917 The parents of Edith Stideford, Nicholas and Elizabeth (nee Lovell), were both born in Devon and were married in Devon in the December Q of 1863. (Nicholas may have been married before in Devon, perhaps in the December Q of 1847.) In the 1881 Census they were living at 16 Dante Road,… read more »

MUNDY, George (Baby)

b.1909 – d.1909 Although this story is named for baby George MUNDY who lived for 11 days after being born in Long Grove Hospital and subsequently was buried in Horton Cemetery, the story is mainly about his mother Ada MUNDY (nee Popel) alias Moslin. George Mundy was born on the 12th February 1909 in Long… read more »


b. 1884 – d. 1910 John is something of a mystery. His first mention in the records is at aged 20, with no family connections. Indeed, he was the only person with this surname in the entire record collections [available today]. The full story of John’s life will probably never be known but from the… read more »


b.1878 – d.1917 Alfred Kearney was born in 1878, his birth was registered in the March Q in Camberwell registration district. His mother’s maiden name was WEBB, which I discovered through the Passport Office GRO site. 1880s The 1881 Census shows his family living with his widowed grandmother Mary Webb, a laundress, at 54 Stanton… read more »


b.1858-d.1910 A summary of the evidence it has been possible to locate for Arnold is a sad story. Arnold was born Conrad Arnold August Bahruth in 1858 in Germany. The first time Arnold appears in the UK records (so far) is his marriage in 1899 in Hampstead, London to Alice Weigh, so we shall start… read more »

KELLAND, Henry Philip Chambers

Story Version number = 2 Friends of Horton Cemetery Researcher – Jennifer Llewellyn Born: 1st April 1867 at 03.45. 20 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh. His parents were Professor Philip Kelland 1809 – 1879 and Alexandrina Jeanette Donaldson (maiden surname Boswall) 1823 – 1907 Philip was a Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh University – the first Englishman… read more »

LUSK, George Alfred

b. 1869 – d.1918 – Son of The Ripper’s Nemesis – George Alfred Lusk was born in the March quarter of 1869 and his birth was registered in Mile End Old Town registration district. He was born in the East End of London to an East End family. He replaced a brother with the same… read more »

FELL, Sachinais Alicia

b.1873 – d.1910 Very little can be found of Sachinais Alicia Fell. The only records showing such a name are the records from the workhouse and asylums. Therefore this could be a false or ‘preferred’ name. Without speculating it is impossible to link Sachinais to any family whatsoever. In fact there are no records for… read more »

DAVIS, Evan James

b.1870-d.1910 Evan James Davis was born in Hoxton in 1870, to father Evan James, and mother Margaret, both from Wales. The history of Evan paints a picture of a wealthy family with business ownership, private education and some prestigious residential addresses, thus ending with tragedy following the death of his father. The 1871 census is… read more »

COURTENAY, John MacArthur

b.1871-d.1910 John Macarthur Courtenay (Courtnay) was born into a military family on 10th July 1871, in Sheerness, Kent to John and Ann Caroline. His father was a Battery Sergeant Major at the time of John’s Baptism. He had one older sister, Mary Elizabeth Macarthur Courtnay, born in Agra, India. He was baptised at Holy Trinity,… read more »

PELHAM, George

b.1873 – d.1939 – Titanic Survivor – Mr. George Pelham survived the sinking on the 15 April, 1912 and  is believed to have escaped in Lifeboat 16. Story taken from: George Pelham : Titanic Survivor ( Mr George Pelham was born at 7 Castle Square, Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England on 28 January 1873. He… read more »


b.1858 – d.1909 Early life 1858 to 1871 Emma Holliman’s birth was registered in the March Q of 1858. The transcription of a Baptism Record for Emma Holliman has been found giving Emma’s birth date as 20/10/1857.  The church was Holy Trinity, Vauxhall Bridge Road, which is very close to Bessborough Place, where Emma is… read more »