Person:Gertrude Timothy (1)

Gertrude Cordelia 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. 12 Mar 1917
Facts and Events
Name Gertrude Cordelia Timothy
Gender Female
Birth[1][4] 17 Sep 1891 Wigan, Lancashire, England
Census[2] 31 Mar 1901 Longton, Staffordshire, England50 Uttoxeter Road
Census[3] 2 Apr 1911 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England33 South Quay
Marriage 12 Mar 1917 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, EnglandSt Nicholas
to Stanley Pugh Jones
Census[4] 29 Sep 1939 Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, WalesBronygarth, Hendre Road
Death[5] 1964 Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Gertrude Cordelia Timothy was born on 17th September 1891 at Wigan in Lancashire, daughter of Anne Webb and Peter Vincent Timothy, a physician and surgeon. Gertrude's parents were not married at the time, and so her birth was actually registered as Gertrude Timothy Webb, although she does not appear to have used the surname Webb after her birth. (The middle name of Cordelia she only appears to have used on her marriage record.) Gertrude's father was not free to marry her mother as he had a wife from whom he was separated. Gertrude had eight surviving older half-siblings from her father's first marriage, although as they lived with their mother it seems unlikely that Gertrude had much, if any, contact with them. Gertrude's parents did eventually marry in 1905, after her father's first wife had died.

The family moved frequently through Gertrude's childhood. 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 Gertrude'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 Gertrude living with her parents and siblings at 33 South Quay in Great Yarmouth.

Gertrude was married on 12th March 1917 at St Nicholas' Church in Great Yarmouth to Stanley Pugh Jones. He worked as a builder's merchant and was from Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. He also served in the army during the First World War which was then ongoing, being posted to Egypt where he rose to the rank of Captain.

Gertrude and Stanley had one son, Peter Stanley Pugh-Jones, who was born in Great Yarmouth later in 1917. Gertrude's parents died a few weeks apart in 1919: her mother on 3rd March and her father on 22nd April.

Gertrude and Stanley later moved to Stanley's native Llanelli. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Gertrude and Stanley were living at a house called Bronygarth on Hendre Road in Llanelli Rural parish, just outside the town itself.

Gertrude and Stanley's son Peter also joined the armed forces, presumably serving during the Second World War, as after the war he described himself as a major. He became a solicitor, appears to have married and had a son shortly after the war, then emigrated with his wife and son to South Africa in 1948. However, Peter died in South Africa in 1951, aged about 34.

Gertrude died in the Carmarthen area in 1964, aged 73. Peter survived her by about two years.

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

    b. Gertrude Timothy WEBB, December Quarter 1891, Wigan Registration District, Volume 8c, page 55, mother's maiden name blank

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 4.0 4.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Llanelly Rural District, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: Bronygarth, Hendre Road, Llanelly Rural, Carmarthenshire
    Jones, Stanley P. [later hand changed to "Pugh-Jones, Stanley"] / male / 16 Nov 1889 / married / Building Material Merchant
    Jones, Gertrude [later hand changed to Pugh-Jones] / female / 17 Sep 1894 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Thomas, Sylvia M.J. / female / 31 Jan 1897 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

    d. Gertrude P. JONES, December Quarter 1964, Carmarthen Registration District, Volume 8a, page 230, aged 73 [1890/1]