Person:Alice Timothy (1)

Alice Blanche Timothy
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Name Alice Blanche Timothy
Gender Female
Birth[1] 12 Mar 1867 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandMarkyate
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Shoreditch, London, England72 Worship Street
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Southport, Lancashire, England20 Princes Street
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Stretford, Lancashire, England161 Clifton Street
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Hove, Sussex, England20 Portland Road
Census[6] 2 Apr 1911 Llanfoist, Monmouthshire, WalesLlanfoist House
Census[7] 29 Sep 1939 Brighton, Sussex, England193 Eastern Road
Death[8] 1968 Brighton, Sussex, England

Alice Blanche Timothy was born on 12th March 1867 at Markyate in the parish of Caddington, Hertfordshire, daughter of Elizabeth Timothy, formerly Hutchings, and her husband Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon and physician. The family did not stay long in Markyate after Alice's birth, and moved around several times through her childhood. In 1868 they left Markyate and moved to London, living for a time in the Shoreditch area (where they appear in the 1871 census) before moving out to Lewisham in the south-eastern suburbs in the early 1870s. By 1875 they were at Hastings in Sussex.

Alice's parents appear to have separated around the late 1870s or early 1880s. The 1881 census finds Alice living with her mother and siblings at Southport on the Lancashire coast, whilst her father was living with another woman (with whom he would have a son later that year) in Manchester.

In 1890 Alice visiting Wivenhoe on the Essex coast, where her older brother Eustace was a naval architect. She was present at the launch of a racing yacht, and was given the task of christening the boat, breaking a bottle of wine over the bows and naming it the "Creole". The newspaper report simply called her Blanche, suggesting she was known by her middle name.

By 1891 Alice and her mother and younger sister were living in Stretford and Alice was working as a governess. By 1901 Alice was working as a nurse at Hove in Sussex. Alice's mother died in the Bury area of Lancashire in 1904.

In 1911 Alice was living at Llanfoist House in Monmouthshire, home of a colliery owner and his wife. Alice was described as a companion, presumably to the wife.

Alice's father died in 1919 at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

Alice never married. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was living at 193 Eastern Road in Brighton with two other older unmarried women.

Alice lived to be 100 years old. She died in Brighton in 1968.

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

    b. Alice Blanche TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1867, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 430, mother's maiden name Hutchings

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 439; Folio 26; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 72 Worship Street, St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Peter V. Timothy, head, married, male, 39 [1831/2], Physician M.R.C.S., b. Cripplegate, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 32 [1837/8], b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Eustace B. Timothy, son, male, 9 [1861/2], b. Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire
    Edith L. Timothy, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], b. Hertfordshire
    Beatrice Timothy, daughter, female, 5 [1865/6], b. Hertfordshire
    Victor L. Timothy, son, male, 1 month [1871], b. Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Hannah Barker, nurse, widow, female, 51 [1819/20], Monthly Nurse, b. Sheffield, Yorkshire
    Eliza Coates, servant, unmarried, female, 26 [1844/5], Domestic Servant, b. Spitalfields, Middlesex
    Ann Murray, servant, unmarried, female, 17 [1853/4], Domestic Servant, b. Camden Town, Middlesex
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, female, 4 [1866/7], b. Hertfordshire

  3. 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 3751; Folio 14; Page 22, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 20 Princes Street, North Meols (Township), Southport (Borough), Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 42 [1838/9], Broker's Wife, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Edith L. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1863/4], b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Beatrice E. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 14 [1866/7], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Victor L. Timothy, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Gustave T. Timothy, son, male, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Mabel C. Timothy, daughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Cordelia I.J. Timothy, daughter, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Hastings, Sussex
    Mary [illegible surname], servant, unmarried, female, 25 [1855/6], Cook Domestic Servant, b. Castletown, Ireland
    Elizabeth A. Holmes, servant, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Housemaid Domestic Servant, b. Barrow, Lancashire

  4. 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 3158; Folio 76; Page 18, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 161 Clifton Street, Stretford, Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 52 [1838/9], b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 24 [1866/7], Governess, b. Margate [sic], Bedfordshire
    Cordelia I. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 16 [1874/5], b. St Leonards, Sussex

  5. 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 937; Folio 41; Page 34, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 20 Portland Road, Hove, Sussex
    Matilda Dullson, head, widow, female, 82 [1818/19], Living on own means, b. Essex, England
    Florence Dullson, daughter, single, female, 33 [1867/8], Living on own means, b. London, England
    Blanche Timothy, single, female, 30 [1870/1], Sick nurse, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Susanna Bateman, servant, single, female, 30 [1870/1], General Servant, b. Bristol, Somerset

  6. 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 31799; Schedule 9, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: Llanfosit House, Llanfoist, Monmouthshire
    14 rooms occupied
    Matthew Wolstenholme, head, male, 62 [1848/9], married, Colliery Proprietor, employer, b. Radcliffe, Lancashire
    Emma Wolstenholme, wife, female, 60 [1850/1], married 40 years, 1 child born to marriage, 1 child still living, b. Kent
    Blanche Burton, visitor, female, 23 [1887/8], single, b. Nottingham
    Alice Blanche Timothy, companion, female, 33 [1877/8], single, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Pricillia Watts, servant, female, 32 [1878/9], single, Cook (Domestic)
    Rose Jone, servant, female, 26 [1884/5], single, Parlourmaid (Domestic)
    Edith Amyer, servant, female, 26 [1884/5], single, Housemaid (Domestic)

  7. General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Brighton County Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 193 Eastern Road, Brighton, Sussex
    COOPER, Mabel H. / female / 13 Jan 1870 / single / Unpaid Deomstic Duties
    MARTIN, Constance M. / female / 30 Jan 1885 / single / Art & Craft Worker
    TIMOTHY, Alice B. / female / 12 Mar 1867 / single / no occupation

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

    d. Alice B. TIMOTHY, March Quarter 1968, Brighton Registration District, Volume 5h, page 94, aged 100 [1867/8]

  9.   Essex Standard, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 7, 26 Apr 1890.

    LAUNCHING A COMPOSITE RACER YACHT. - Wyvenhoe, the renowned yachting place of the East Coast, is at this time of the year all bustle and excitement. Any individual who is inclined to disbelieve this assertion can be thoroughly convinced of its accuracy on taking a stroll along the Quay before the present month expires. Yachts of all shapes and sizes are moored off the Quay, and are now being fitted out by their labouring occupants for the coming season. Sailors here, there, and everywhere may be seen decorating the vessels, scraping the masts, and, in fact, doing everything that can be done to make the yachts look clear and beautiful and credit to their owners. On Wednesday afternoon the scene in the well-known Yacht and Boat-Building Yard of Messrs. Forrestt and Sons presented a more animated appearance than usual. The cause of this unusual excitement was soon apparent when it was made known that the launch of a race was to take place. Shortly before three o'clock several ladies and gentlemen assembled near the slipway to witness the launch, amongst those present being Mr. E.K. Trotter (of the firm of Forrestt & Sons), Mr. Timothy (manager), Mr. Barnard (head draughtsman), Mr. Nowall, Mr. Nunn (Rowhedge), Mr. Haines (Abeford), Mr. Sturdee, and Mr. Alec. Trotter, Mrs. Laughton and Miss Blanche Timothy. As the boat glided gracefully into the water, amidst the loud cheers of the gathering, Miss Blanche Timothy broke a bottle of wine over the bows, and christened the vessel "Creole." As a souvenir of the event, Miss Timothy was presented with a superb bouquet by Mr. Trotter, which she gracefully acknowledged. The "Creole" is built on the composite principle, and is a 40 ton racing yacht. She is built from the designs of Mr. G.L. Watson, of Glasgow, and will be captained by Mr. Skeets, of Brightlingsea. The vessel is 80 feet in length, 13 feet in breadth, and has a clipper stem and an elliptical stern. She is elaborately fitted out, and is a decided credit to her owner, Col. Bagot, of London, whilst the finished workmanship, which is plainly visible even to the uneducated eye, reflects the greatest of praise upon her builders. The cabin is fitted up in the usual yacht style, whilst the skylights and companion are of teak. There is a saloon cabin, owner's cabin, and ladies' cabin, with everything to make the occupants comfortable. The "Creole" was very much admired as she lay in the water, and from her appearance she threatens to be a formidable foe, and promises to take a foremost place as a keen competitor amongst the many well-known racing yachts of the East Coast. - The yard of this enterprising firm appears to be full of work, and amongst the more interesting boats now in the course of construction may be mentioned two twin screw steamers, of shallow draught, for the river Congo; nine whale-boats for the same river, built of galvanised-iron in sections, and some in pieces for shipment; and a twin screw launch for the War Department, whose destination will be the coast of Jamaica. The firm are also building a five rater (also from the designs of Mr. Watson, of Glasgow), for Mr. McNish, of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, and in consequence of the tremendous amount of work in hand, and making full overtime.