Person:Ernest Timothy (1)

Ernest Augustus Timothy
m. 14 Feb 1905
  1. Ernest Augustus Timothy1886 - 1960
  2. Maud Eveline Timothy1888 - 1911
  3. Percy Lionel Timothy1890 - 1962
  4. Gertrude Cordelia Timothy1891 - 1964
  5. May Ethel Timothy1893 - 1947
  6. Sydney Herbert Timothy1895 - 1900
  7. Florence Timothy1896 - 1976
m. 1915
Facts and Events
Name Ernest Augustus Timothy
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 13 Mar 1886 Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Wigan, Lancashire, England95 Wallgate
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Longton, Staffordshire, England50 Uttoxeter Road
Census[4] 2 Apr 1911 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England33 South Quay
Marriage 1915 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Englandto Daisy Hilda Gilham
Census[5] 29 Sep 1939 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England53 Albany Road
Death[6][7] 9 May 1960 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, EnglandNorthgate Hospital

Ernest Augustus Timothy was born on 13th March 1886 at Liverpool in Lancashire, son of Anne Webb and Peter Vincent Timothy, a physician and surgeon. Ernest's parents were not married at the time, and so Ernest's birth was actually registered as Ernest Augustus Timothy Webb, although he does not appear to have used the surname Webb after his birth. Ernest's father was not free to marry his mother as he had a wife from whom he was separated. Ernest had eight surviving older half-siblings from his father's first marriage, although as they lived with their mother it seems unlikely that Ernest had much, if any, contact with them. Ernest's parents did eventually marry in 1905, after his father's first wife had died.

The family moved frequently through Ernest's childhood. In 1888 he had a younger sister born in St Helens. They then moved to Wigan, where another two children were born in 1890 and 1891 and where the family appeared in the 1891 census living at 95 Wallgate. By 1893 they had left Lancashire and moved down to Essex, where they had a daughter in 1893 and a son in 1895. They then briefly returned to Lancashire, having a daughter in Manchester in 1896. By 1900 they were living at Longton in Staffordshire, where one of Ernest's younger brothers died aged five, and where the family appear in the 1901 census living at 50 Uttoxeter Road. The family finally settled around 1903 in Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast.

The 1911 census finds Ernest living with his parents and siblings at 33 South Quay in Great Yarmouth. By this time he was working as a plater, presumably in the local shipbuilding industry.

In 1915, aged 29, Ernest married Daisy Hilda Gilham, who had worked as a machinist at an outfitter's factory. They had twin sons the following year, who were born in the Dartford area. They later returned to Great Yarmouth.

Ernest's parents died a few weeks apart in 1919; his mother died on 3rd March, and his father died on 22nd April.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Ernest, Daisy and one of their sons were living at 53 Albany Road in Great Yarmouth.

Ernest died on 9th May 1960 at the Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth, aged 74. Daisy survived him by nearly 14 years.

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

    b. Ernest Augustus Timothy WEBB, June Quarter 1886, Liverpool Registration District, Volume 8b, page 17, mother's maiden name blank

  2. 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 3052; Folio 97; Page 13, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 95 Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire
    Peter Vincent Timothy, head, married, male, 59 [1831/2], Physician & Surgeon Registered, employer, b. St Giles, London
    Annie Timothy, wife, married, female, 31 [1859/60], b. Knutsford, Cheshire
    Bernard Vincent Timothy, son, male, 10 [1880/1], Scholar, b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Earnest Augustus Timothy, son, male, 5 [1885/6], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Maude Eveline Timothy, daughter, female, 3 [1887/8], b. St Ann's, Lancashire
    Percy Lionel Timothy, son, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Wigan, Lancashire
    Ellen Swift, servant, single, female, 17 [1873/4], Domestic Servant, b. St Helens, Lancashire
    Margaret Alice Duckworth, visitor, single, female, 16 [1874/5], b. Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire

  3. 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 2617; Folio 90; Page 42, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 50 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Staffordshire
    Peter V. Timothy, head, married, male, 69 [1831/2], Physician, own account, working at home, b. City of London
    Annie Timothy, wife, married, female, 41 [1859/60], b. Knutsford, Cheshire
    Ernest A. Timothy, son, single, male, 15 [1885/6], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Maude E. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 13 [1887/8], b. St Helens, Lancashire
    Percy L. Timothy, son, single, male, 11 [1889/90], b. Wigan, Lancashire
    Gertrude Timothy, daughter, single, female, 9 [1891/2], b. Wigan, Lancashire
    Ethel M. Timothy, daughter, single, female, 7 [1893/4], b. West Ham, Essex
    Florence Timothy, daughter, single, female, 4 [1896/7], b. Manchester, Lancashire

  4. 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 11068; Schedule 300, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 33 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
    8 rooms occupied
    Peter Vincent Timothy, head, male, 79 [1831/2], married 26 years, 7 children born to marriage, 5 children still living, Physician & Surgeon, own account, b. Cripplegate, London
    Annie Timothy, wife, female, 51 [1859/60], married, b. Knutsford, Cheshire
    Ernest Augustus Timothy, son, male, 25 [1885/6], single, Plater, working for employer, b. Liverpool
    Percy Lionel Timothy, son, male, 21 [1889/90], single, Engineer Apprentice, working for employer, b. Wigan, Lancashire
    Gertrude Timothy, daughter, female, 19 [1891/2], single, Home work, b. Wigan, Lancashire
    May Ethel Timothy, daughter, female, 17 [1893/4], single, Home work, b. London
    Florence Timothy, daughter, female, 14 [1896/7], Scholar, b. Manchester

  5. 5.0 5.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Great Yarmouth County Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 53 Albany Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
    Timothy, Ernest A. / male / 13 Mar 1886 / married / Plater Shipbuilding (Heavy work)
    Timothy, Daisy H. / female / 3 Nov 1890 / married / Unpaid domestic duties
    Timothy, Peter J. / male / 17 Sep 1916 / single / Salesman

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

    d. Ernest A. TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1960, Yarmouth Registration District, Volume 4b, page 439, aged 74 [1885/6]

  7. England. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (

    TIMOTHY Ernest Augustus of 53 Albany Road Southtown Great Yarmouth died 9 May 1960 at Northgate Hospital Great Yarmouth Administration Norwich 22 July to Daisy Hilda Timothy widow. Effects £1102 16s. 7d.