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George’s parents

This man was born and baptised as Henry George Poulton.

He was born in the June Quarter of 1878, reference Islington 1b 440. He was baptised Henry George on 6 June 1878 at St. Paul’s Church Clerkenwell. His parents were Joseph William, a Printer, and Maria. They lived at 16 Church Street. The Borough of Islington bordered on Clerkenwell.

Joseph William Poulton and Maria Page were married on 11 July 1864 at St. Jude’s Church Bethnal Green. Joseph was 29, a Printer and Maria was 21.

1871 Census

The family were at 3 Little Sutton Street Clerkenwell in the 1871 Census. Those present were Joseph William Poulton, head, aged 35, Compositor, born Colchester,  Maria, wife, aged 27, born St. Luke’s, and their children:

Joseph William, 5, born Clerkenwell

Arthur Charles, 4, born St. Luke’s

Josephine Catherine, 7 months old, born Clerkenwell.

1881 Census

In the 1881 Census the family were living at 16 Church Street Islington. Those present were Joseph Poulton, head, 45, Printer, born Colchester, Maria, wife, 36, born St. Luke’s Middlesex, and their children:

Joseph, 15, born Clerkenwell

Arthur, 14, born St. Luke’s, Middlesex

Josephine, 10, born Clerkenwell

Rose, 4, born Islington, and

George, 2, born Islington.

1891 Census

In the 1891 Census the family were living in Bingfield Street Islington. The occupants were Joseph W. Poulton, head, 56, born Colchester, Letter Press Printer, Maria, wife, 47, born St. Luke’s and their children:

Joseph W., 25, Window Cleaner, born Clerkenwell

Josephine C., 19, Printer’s Assistant, born Clerkenwell

Rose Edith, 14, Printer’s Assistant, born Islington

George Henry 12 scholar, born Islington and

Florence M,. 6, scholar, born Islington.

1901 Census

The family were at 205 Liverpool Road Islington in the 1901 Census. The occupants were Joseph W. Poulton, head, 65, Printer, born Colchester, Maria wife 57 born St. Luke’s London and their children:

Joseph W., 35, Machine Minder, born Clerkenwell

Josephine C., 29, Printer, born Clerkenwell

Rose, 23, Seamstress, born Islington

George H., son, 21, Commercial Traveller, born Islington

Florence, daughter, 16, Servant, born Islington.

A death in the family – and George is admitted to the workhouse

George’s father Joseph William Poulton died aged 66 in the June quarter of 1902, reference Islington 1b 181.

On 22 April 1904 George was admitted to the St. John’s Road Workhouse, Islington. He was described as a canvasser aged 25, living at 205 Liverpool Street.

Transfer to the Manor Asylum and then to Long Grove

He was discharged from the Workhouse on the 29 April to the Manor Asylum Epsom. He was subsequently transferred to Long Grove Asylum.

On 25 December 1906 Florence Maud Poulton married Arthur Edward Evans at Holy Trinity Church Islington. Maria Poulton signed as a witness.

1911 Census

In the 1911 Census Florence was living at 21 Ormond Road Upper Holloway. Present were Arthur E. Evans, head, 26, Tailor, born Paddington, Florence, wife, 25, born Islington, Edward, son, 2, born Islington, Ivy, daughter, 1, born Islington, Maria Poulton, mother in law, 67, widow, born Clerkenwell and Catherine Poulton, sister in law, 35, Printer, born Clerkenwell.

George dies in Long Grove

George died in Long Grove Asylum and was buried in Horton Cemetery on 15 May 1919, reference June quarter Epsom 2a 49.

George’s mother Maria died aged 77 in the March quarter of 1921, reference Islington 1b 309.

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