Person:Eustace Timothy (1)

Eustace Bertram Timothy
m. 11 Nov 1854
  1. Kathleen Ellen Timothy1856 - 1857
  2. Claude Vincent Timothy1859 - 1864
  3. Eustace Bertram Timothy1861 - 1892
  4. Edith Lizzette Timothy1864 - 1944
  5. Beatrice Eveline Timothy1865 - 1956
  6. Alice Blanche Timothy1867 - 1968
  7. Victor Leopold Timothy1871 - 1893
  8. Gustave Vincent Timothy1872 - 1925
  9. Mabel Constance Timothy1874 - 1970
  10. Cordelia Irene Jet Timothy1875 - 1943
  • HEustace Bertram Timothy1861 - 1892
  • WAgnes Jelley1859 -
m. 14 Feb 1884
Facts and Events
Name Eustace Bertram Timothy
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1861 Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England72 Worship Street
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England65 Mount Pleasant
Marriage 14 Feb 1884 Greenwich, Kent, EnglandSt Mary
to Agnes Jelley
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Wivenhoe, Essex, EnglandHigh Street
Death[5][6][11] 20 May 1892 Stretford, Lancashire, England5 Derwent Terrace, Upper Chorlton Road
Burial[7] 24 May 1892 Withington, Lancashire, EnglandManchester Southern Cemetery

Eustace Bertram Timothy was born in 1861 at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, son of Elizabeth Timothy, formerly Hutchings, and her husband Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon and physician. Eustace was the couple's third child, although one of his older siblings had died as a baby, and the other died in 1864, such that from then on Eustace was the eldest surviving child.

The family had only moved to Whittlesey from London shortly before Eustace's birth, and they did not stay there long after he was born, moving to Markyate in Hertfordshire early in 1862. They stayed in Markyate for nearly six years, returning to London around the start of 1868, moving to Worship Street in Shoreditch, where they appear in the 1871 census. They later moved out to the south-eastern suburbs of London, living for a time in the early 1870s in Lewisham. Eustace's parents separated some time around the late 1870s, with his father setting up home in Manchester with another woman, whilst his mother and younger siblings moved to Southport on the Lancashire coast.

By 1881 Eustace was working as an apprentice to a naval architect at Barrow-in-Furness. Also living in Barrow at the time was a young woman called Agnes Jelley, who was originally from Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Three years later, Eustace and Agnes went on to marry. They did not marry in Barrow, but at the opposite end of England in the suburbs of London, marrying on 14th February 1884 at St Mary's Church in Greenwich.

Eustace and Agnes went on to have five children together between 1885 and 1891, although their first and third children both died as babies. Some time between 1888 and 1889 the family left Greenwich and moved to Wivenhoe on the Essex coast. A newspaper report from 1890 describes how Eustace was present at the launch of a racing yacht from Forrestt and Sons' shipyard at Wivenhoe. Eustace's sister Alice Blanche christening the yacht by breaking a bottle of wine over the bows, naming it the "Creole".

The 1891 census finds the Eustace, Agnes and their children living on High Street in Wivenhoe, along with Eustace's sister Mabel and a servant. Eustace worked as a naval architect and shipyard manager for Forrestt and Sons, first in their shipyard at Millwall in London, and then at their shipyard in Wivenhoe. He resigned on grounds of ill-health at the start of 1892. He was advised for his health to move to the south of England (probably meaning the south coast), but appears not to have done so. Instead, he put the contents of the family home at Wivenhoe up for auction in March 1892, after which he appears to have moved to the southern suburbs of Manchester, where he died in May 1892, aged 30. Shortly after his death Agnes and the three surviving children emigrated to Australia.

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

    b. Eustace Bertram TIMOTHY, December Quarter 1861, Whittlesey Registration District, Volume 3b, page 532, 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 4285; Folio 92; Page 11, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 65 Mount Pleasant, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire
    Eleanor Morton, head, widow, female, 55 [1825/6], Boarding House Keeper, b. Hountly Spring [sic], Durham
    Louisa H. Morton, granddaughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Scotland
    Emma Carthew, servant, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Domestic Servant, b. Cornwall N[ot] K[nown]
    Neil C.F. Jochamson, lodger, unmarried, male, 30 [1850/1], Naval Architect, b. Denmark
    Eustace B. Timothy, lodger, unmarried, male, 19 [1861/2], Apprentice to Naval Architect, b. Wittlesea [sic], Cambridgeshire

  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 1413; Folio 9; Page 10, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex
    Eustace B. Timothy, head, married, male, 29 [1861/2], Naval Architect, employed, b. Whitlesy [sic], Cambridgshire
    Agnes Timothy, wife, married, female, 31 [1859/60], b. Mount Sorrel, Leicestershire
    Vivian B. Timothy, son, male, 4 [1886/7], b. Greenwich, Kent
    Aubrey C. Timothy, son, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Wivenhoe, Essex
    Mabel C. Timothy, sister, female, 17 [1873/4], b. Lewisham, Kent
    Kezia Hardy, servant, female, 19 [1871/2], General Serv[an]t, employed, b. Mersea, Essex

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

    d. Eustace Bertram TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1892, Barton upon Irwell Registration District, Volume 8c, page 418, aged 30 [1861/2]

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

    TIMOTHY Eustace Bertram of Wyvenhoe Essex naval architect died 20 May 1892 at 5 Derwent Terrace Upper Chorlton Road Brooks Park Manchester Administration London 23 June to Agnes Timothy widow Effects £90.

  7. England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016 (

    bur. 24 May 1892, Southern Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire: Eustace Berkam [sic] Timothy, Architect, aged 30, Grave Number 200, Cemetery Section C.

  8.   Essex Standard, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 7, 2 Jan 1892.

    RESIGNATION OF MR. E.B. TIMOTHY. - Mr. E.B. Timothy has resigned the appointment as manager of Messrs. Forrestt and Sons' Wyvenhoe Shipyard in consequence of ill-health, his medical advisers having ordered him to the south of England for the winter months. Mr. Timothy has been with the above firm over eight years, and was manager of their Millwall Yard, London, for some time.

  9.   East Anglian Daily Times, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 2, 15 Mar 1892.

    Has been favoured with instructions from E.B. Timothy, Esq. (who is leaving the county), to SELL by AUCTION, on FRIDAY Next, March 18th, 1892,
    THE whole of the superior HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and effects, comprising the furniture for drawing-room, dining-room, study, and bedrooms.
    Catalogues and goods on view morning of Sale.
    Commence 12 o'clock noon.

  10.   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.

  11. Upper Chorlton Road, although in the suburbs of Manchester, was outside the city's boundaries. At this time the road was the border between Stretford Urban Sanitary District (which was within the Barton upon Irwell registration district) and Withington Urban Santitary District (which was within the Chorlton registration district). As Eustace's death was registered in the Barton upon Irwell district, it can be presumed that he died the Stretford side of the road.