Person:Claude Timothy (1)

Claude Vincent Timothy
Facts and Events
Name Claude Vincent Timothy
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 28 Jun 1859 London, Middlesex, England
Christening[2] 13 Oct 1859 London, Middlesex, EnglandSt Alphage, London Wall
Census[3] 7 Apr 1861 London, Middlesex, England43 Barbican
Death[4] 1864 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandMarkyate
Burial[5] 23 Mar 1864 Camberwell, Surrey, EnglandNunhead Cemetery

Claude Vincent Timothy was born on 28th June 1859 in the City of London, son of Elizabeth Timothy, formerly Hutchings, and her husband Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon. Claude was the couple's second child, but his older sister had died before he was born. The family lived at Barbican, in the parish of St Giles without Cripplegate. Claude was baptised when he was three months old at the nearby church of St Alphage London Wall.

The 1861 census finds the family living at 43a Barbican. Later that year they left London and moved about eighty miles north to Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, where Claude's younger brother Eustace was born in late 1861. The family did not stay long in Whittlesey, as early in 1862 they moved to Markyate, on the Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire border, where Claude's father took over a medical practice and acted as medical officer for the district. Markyate village straddled two counties and three parishes at the time, and it appears that the family lived in the part of the village in the parish of Caddington in Hertfordshire.[6]

Sadly, Claude died at Markyate when he was only four years old. He was buried on 23rd March 1864 at Nunhead Cemetery in the southern suburbs of London, where his older sister had also been buried.

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

    b. Claude Vincent TIMOTHY, September Quarter 1859, East London Registration District, Volume 1c, page 24, mother's maiden name Hutchings

  2. 2.0 2.1 Baptisms register, in London, Middlesex, England. Parish Registers of St Alphage, London Wall (London Metropolitan Archives, London).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of St. Alphage in the City of London in the Year 1859
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParents' NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    483Oct[obe]r 13
    Born 28th June 1859
    Claude VincentPeter Vincent & ElizabethTimothyBarbicanSurgeonGeorge Kemp, Rector
  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 214; Folio 94; Page 13, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: 43a Barbican; Parish: St Giles Cripplegate; City: London
    Peter Vincent Timothy, head, married, male, 29 [1831/2], Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Licentiate of Apothecaries Hall, General Practitioner, b. St Giles Cripplegate
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 22 [1858/9], b. Burnham, Buckinghamshire
    Claude Vincent Timothy, son, male, 1 [1859/60], b. St Giles Cripplegate
    Margaret Williams, servant, married, female, 51 [1809/10], Nurse, b. Rhayader, Radnorshire
    Mary Ann Hackett, servant, unmarried, female, 21 [1839/40], Housemaid, b. Waterford, Ireland

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

    d. Claude Vincent TIMOTHY, March Quarter 1864, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 349, aged 4 [1859/60]

  5. Burials reigster, in Camberwell, Surrey, England. Cemetery Registers of Nunhead Cemetery (London Metropolitan Archives, London).
    BURIALS in the London Cemetery Company's South London Cemetery of ALL SAINTS, Nunhead, in the Parish of SAINT GILES', CAMBERWELL, in the County of SURREY, in the Year 1864
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    18533Claude Vincent TimothyMarkyate Street, LutonMar[ch] 234 yearsH. Morgan
  6. Based on the fact that Claude's younger sister Alice gave her birthplace as Caddington, Hertfordshire in some of the censuses.