Person:Albertina Tompkins (1)

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Albertina Tomkins
m. 25 Jun 1894
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Name Albertina Tomkins
Alt Name Albertina Tompkins
Gender Female
Birth[1][6] 19 Sep 1873 Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, EnglandTebworth
Census[2] 3 Apr 1881 Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, EnglandTebworth
Census[3] 5 Apr 1891 Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, EnglandHigh Street
Marriage 25 Jun 1894 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandChrist Church
to Walter Abimelech Moss
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England46 Langley Road
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England46 Langley Road
Census[6] 29 Sep 1939 Luton, Bedfordshire, England49 May Street
Death[7] 1970 Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Albertina Tomkins (or Tompkins) was born on 19th September 1873 at Tebworth in the parish of Chalgrave, Bedfordshire. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Tomkins, formerly Robins, and her husband William Tomkins, an agricultural labourer. Albertina appears in the 1881 census living with her parents in Tebworth. By 1891, Albertina had left home and was working as a domestic servant in the nearby village of Houghton Regis.

On 25th June 1894, aged 20, Albertina married Walter Abimelech Moss at Christ Church in Luton. They settled in Luton after their marriage, having seven children there between 1895 and 1906, with their youngest two children being twins. The 1901 and 1911 censuses both find the family living at 46 Albert Road in Luton. Albertina was described as a straw machinist in 1911, presumably working in the straw hat industry which dominated the town at the time. Walter worked for the local council on the roads and sewers.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Albertina and Walter were living with their youngest son at 49 May Street in Luton.

Walter died in 1962, aged 89. Albertina survived him by about eight years. She died in 1970, aged 97.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Albertina TOMKINS, December Quarter 1873, Woburn Registration District, Volume 3b, page 394, mother's maiden name Robins

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1639; Folio 104; Page 6, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Tebworth, Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    William Tomkins, head, married, male, 35 [1845/6], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Elizebeth Tomkins, wife, married, female, 32 [1848/9], b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Albertena Tomkins, daughter, unmarried, female, 7 [1873/4], scholar, b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Lorry Tomkins, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], scholar, b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Harry Tomkins, son, male, 4 [1876/7], scholar, b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Horace Tomkins, son, male, 2 [1878/9], b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire
    Morley Tomkins, son, male, 7mo [1880], b. Chalgrave, Bedfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1270; Folio 22; Page 2, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: High Street, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Alfred J. Smith, head, married, male, 41 [1849/50], Miller, employer, b. Harlington, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth E. Smith, wife, married, female, 40 [1850/1], b. Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire
    Frank Smith, son, single, male, 18 [1872/3], b. Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Minnie B. Smith, daughter, single, female, 16 [1874/5], b. Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Mabel Smith, daughter, single, female, 9 [1881/2], b. Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
    Albertena Tompkins, servant, single, female, 18 [1872/3], Domestic Servant, b. Tebworth, Bedfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1515; Folio 10; Page 11, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 46 Langley Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Walter Moss, head, married, male, 29 [1871/2], Labourer in Sewers & Roads, worker, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Albertina Moss, wife, married, female, 27 [1873/4], b. Tebworth, Bedfordshire
    Bertie Moss, son, male, 5 [1895/6], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Gladys M. Moss, daughter, female, 11 months [1900], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Horace Tompkins, boarder, single, male, 22 [1878/9], Painter, worker, b. Tebworth, Bedfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 8998; Schedule 127, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 46 Langley Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    5 rooms occupied
    Walter Bemerlick Moss, head, male, 38 [1872/3], married, Labourer General - Luton Corporation, worker, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Albertina Moss, wife, female, 37 [1873/4], married 16 years, 7 children born to marriage, 7 children still living, Straw Machinist, worker, b. Tebworth, Bedfordshire
    Herbert Walter Moss, son, male, 15 [1895/6], single, Errand lad, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Violet May Moss, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], single, School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Gladys Maud Moss, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], single, School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Doris Moss, daughter, female, 8 [1902/3], single, School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Frederick Charles Moss, son, male, 6 [1904/5], single, School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Nellie Moss, daughter, female, 4 [1906/7], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Cyril Moss, son, male, 4 [1906/7], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  6. 6.0 6.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Luton Municipal Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 49 May Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Moss, Walter B. / male / b. 18 Dec 1872 / married / General labourer
    Moss Albertina / female / b. 19 Sep 1873 / married / Unpaid domestic duties
    Moss, Cyril / male / b. 18 Nov 1906 / single / General labourer

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

    d. Albertina MOSS, December Quarter 1970, Luton Registration District, Volume 4a, page 436, b. 19 Sep 1873