SAGE, Henry Charles


No reason is given for Henry Charles’s admission to Long Grove. He was a munitions worker just prior to entry.

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Henry Charles Sage was born in the December quarter of 1872, reference  St. Saviours Southwark (1d 175).

His parents were Henry and Mary Ann nee Bathurst. They had been married on 25 November 1871 at St. Mary’s Church Newington. He was a tailor living at Manor Place.

1881 Census

The 1881 Census was taken on 3 April. The family were living at 13 Gladstone Terrace, Newington. The household consisted of:

Henry Sage head 39, a tailor’s cutter born in Bath,

Mary A. Wife 30 born in Bermondsey,

Henry C. Son 8 scholar, born in Newington,

Ada M. Daughter 4 born in Walthamstow,

Richard G. Son 2 born in Brixton,

Annie E. Daughter 10 months old  born in Newington.

Baptism for Henry Charles

On 8 September 1881 at St. Paul’s Church, Lorrimore Square Walworth Henry Charles, Richard George, Ada Mary and Annie Eliza were baptised. Their parents, Henry and Mary Ann, lived at 13 Arthur Street at that time.

On 25 August 1884 Henry Charles was admitted to St. Paul’s School, Walworth.  He left the school on 11 December 1885. His date of birth was given as 9 October 1872. His father was Henry living in Beresford Street The previous  school Henry Charles attended was the Beresford Street school.

Henry’s mother dies

In 1886 Mary Ann Sage died age 36. She was buried on 16 August 1886 in Westminster Cemetery, Old Brompton. Her address was given as 90 Beresford Street Walworth.

The 1891 Census was taken on 5 April. The family were living at 13 Northway Road Brixton present were:

Henry Sage head, now a widower aged 49, a tailors cutter born in Bath,

Henry C. son 18 Traveller born Newington, 

Ada M. Daughter 14 born Walthamstow, 

Richard son 13 Office Boy born Lambeth, 

Annie daughter 10 scholar born Newington, 

Frederick son 8 scholar born Newington, 

William son 6 scholar born Newington, 

Sophia Prewett, a cousin and herself a widow aged 65, a housekeeper born in Bath.

Ada Mary Sage died age 22 in the June quarter of 1898, reference St. Saviour Southwark 1d 72.

Henry Charles marries

In the June quarter of 1898 Henry Charles married Elizabeth Thompson at St. Saviours Church Southwark. She was born in Goole Yorkshire.

In the 1901 Census Henry Charles was living at 4 Penrose Street Newington. He was head of the house hold 28 Commercial Traveller born Newington, also present was his wife Elizabeth 27. There were seven other unrelated people living in the house.

Also in the 1901 Census was Henry Sage (senior) living at 8 York Mansions Camberwell. He was head and is shown as married. Aged 59, he is still a tailor’s cutter born Bath. Also present were:

Richard his son aged 22, labourer born Camberwell,

Annie daughter 20  Tailor’s Assistant born Walworth,

Frederick son 18 born Walworth,

William son 16  Machinist born Walworth, and

Annie Prewett cousin 75, a housekeeper born Bath.

1911 Census

In the 1911 Census Henry Charles and Elizabeth were living at 38 High Street Peckham. He was 38 and a Show Card Designer travelling in Advertising Goods. Also present was Florence Morrison, 37 a visitor born Deptford.

Also in the 1911 Census at 50 Bridgeman Road Acton Green were:

Henry Sage, head aged 69 and a widower. Still a tailor born in Bath,

Richard son 32 widower Motor Cab Driver born Lambeth, and

William son 26 a mount cutter born Lambeth.

Admission to Constance Road Workhouse

On 19 May 1918 Henry Charles Sage born 1873 a Munitions Worker of 29 Queens Road was admitted to the Constance Road Workhouse Camberwell. Under observations was written “alleged insane”. 

On 24 May 1918, he was discharged to Long Grove Asylum.

He died on 1 August  1919 age 46 at Long Grove, reference September quarter Epsom 2a 40.

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