Person:Annie Singleton (2)

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m. 12 Jan 1846
  1. Samuel Singleton1846 -
  2. William Bonser Singleton1848 - 1849
  3. Mary Elizabeth Singleton1850 - 1932
  4. William Singleton1852 - 1925
  5. Bonser Singleton1854 - 1934
  6. James Singleton1857 - 1928
  7. Richard Singleton1859 - 1949
  8. Annie Singleton1862 - 1946
  9. Frederick Singleton1864 -
  10. Ada Jane Singleton1871 - 1959
m. 18 Nov 1895
Facts and Events
Name Annie Singleton
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1862 Allington, Lincolnshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 West Allington, Lincolnshire, England
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Bainton, Northamptonshire, England
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Marylebone, London, England45 Weymouth Street
Marriage 18 Nov 1895 Farnborough, Kent, Englandto Alfred Floyd
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Farnborough, Kent, England2 Wellbrook Road
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Uxbridge, Middlesex, England8 St Peters Villas, Villier Street, West Hillingdon
Death[7] 1946 Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

Annie Singleton was born in 1862 at Allington in Lincolnshire, the eighth of ten children of a coachman and groom named Robert Singleton and his wife Eliza Worth Bonser. Her early childhood was spent in Allington until at least August 1871 when her youngest sister Ada Jane was born, but by November 1872 the family had moved to Aston on Trent in Derbyshire, where Annie's mother Eliza died aged 46. After Eliza's death the family dispersed, with most of the children leaving home and going to live in a variety of places. Annie and her youngest sister Ada stayed with their father Robert and moved to Bainton in Northamptonshire, where Annie acted as his housekeeper. By 1891, Annie too had left home and was working as a cook for a dentist in the Marylebone area of London.

In 1895, Annie married Alfred Floyd. He was a nurseryman florist and gardener, who appears to have lived in various locations close to but slightly removed from London where market gardening was a significant business to supply the London markets. He was also a widower, having had four children with his first wife, Fanny Sulston, who had died in 1892. Annie and Alfred married at Farnborough in Kent, and had the first of their two children there.

In 1901 Annie's father Robert died. Her sister Ada, who had been living with their father until his death, now moved down 100 miles south from Bainton to Farnborough to live with Annie and Alfred. Ada did not stay long - in March 1902 she was married at Farnborough to John Henry Cox from Barnack (the neighbouring village to Bainton) after which she went to live in Barnack.

Some time between 1901 and 1905, Annie and Alfred and their children left Farnborough and moved to Uxbridge, Middlesex, on the opposite side of London to Farnborough. Uxbridge was much closer to Alfred's native Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. Their third child was born in Uxbridge. Annie and Alfred appear to have stayed in Uxbridge for the rest of their lives - they both died in Uxbridge in the first three months of 1946. Annie was 83 and Alfred 85 when they died.

References
  1. General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Annie SINGLETON, September Quarter 1862, Newark Registration District, Vol. 7b, page 299

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, RG10/3544/13/17, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: West Allington, Lincolnshire
    Robert Singleton, head, married, male, 51 [1819/20], Coachman (Domestic), b. Foston, Lincolnshire
    Eliza Singleton, wife, married, female, 43 [1827/8], Coachmans wife, b. East Stoke, Nottinghamshire
    William Singleton, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1853/4], Farm Servant, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Richard Singleton, son, male, 12 [1858/9], Scholar, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Ann Singleton, daughter, female, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Frederick Singleton, son, male, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Allington, Lincolnshire

  3. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), RG13/3194/67/16, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: Bainton, Northamptonshire
    Robert Singleton, head, widower, male, 61 [1819/20], Coachman Dom[estic] Serv[ant], b. Foston, Lincolnshire
    Annie Singleton, daughter, unmarried, female, 18 [1862/3], Housekeeper, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Ada Singleton, daughter, female, 9 [1871/2], Scholar, b. Allington, Lincolnshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, RG12/92/6/5, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 45 Weymouth Street, Marylebone, London
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Edwin H. Holthouse, head, married, male, 35 [1855/6], Medical Pract[itio]n[er] (Reg[istere]d Dentist), neither employer nor employed, b. Turkey Smyrna British Subj[ec]t
    Harriet M. Holthouse, wife, married, female, 42 [1848/9], b. Marylebone, London
    Charles F. Holthouse, son, male, 5 [1885/6], b. Reigate, Surrey
    Cuthbert L. Holthouse, son, male, 3 [1887/8], b. St Pancras, London
    Mary L. Haywood, visitor, married, female, 34 [1856/7], b. Adelaide, South Australia
    William E. Haywood, son, single, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Annie Singleton, servant, single, female, 28 [1862/3], Cook, b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Mary E. Frost, servant, single, female, 30 [1860/1], Housemaid, b. Congleton, Cheshire
    Priscilla Lewis, servant, single, female, 23 [1867/8], Nurse, b. Carsie, Montgomeryshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, RG13/691/79/1, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 2 Wellbrook Road, Farnborough, Kent
    5 or more rooms occupied
    Alfred Floyd, head, married, male, 40 [1860/1], Florist (Grower), worker, b. Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
    Annie Floyd, wife, married, female, 38 [1862/3], b. Allington, Lincolnshire
    Alice Floyd, daughter, female, 10 [1890/1], b. Lewisham, London SE
    Nellie Floyd, daughter, female, 8 [1892/3], b. Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
    Dorothy Floyd, daughter, female, 4 [1896/7], b. Farnborough, Kent
    Margaret Floyd, daughter, female, 1 [1899/1900], b. Farnborough, Kent

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Middlesex / West Hillingdon / District 12 / Scheule 284, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 8 St Peters Villas, Villier Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex
    5 rooms occupied
    Alfred Floyd, head, male, 50 [1860/1], married, Nurseryman & Florist, own account, b. Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
    Annie Floyd, wife, female, 48 [1862/3], married 15 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, b. Alington, Lincolnshire
    Ada Dorothy Floyd, daughter, female, 14 [1896/7], b. Farnborough, Kent
    Margaret Annie Floyd, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], School, b. Farnborough, Kent
    Frederick Alfred Floyd, son, male, 6 [1904/5], School, b. Uxbridge, Middlesex

  7. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Annie FLOYD, March Quarter 1946, Uxbridge Registration District, Vol. 3a, page 89, aged 83 [1862/3]