Person:Lavinia Barton (2)

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Name Lavinia Barton
Alt Name Lily Lavinia Barton
Gender Female
Birth[1][6] 24 Jan 1878 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 3 Apr 1881 Luton, Bedfordshire, England5 Chase Street
Census[3] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England59 Chase Street
Marriage 1899 Luton, Bedfordshire, Englandto Prince Leopold Moss
Census[4] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandWhy-ax-ye, Park Road
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandWhy ax ye Cottage, Park Road
Census[6] 29 Sep 1939 Luton, Bedfordshire, England42 New Town Street
Death[7] 1951 Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Lavinia Barton was born on 24th January 1878 at Luton in Bedfordshire, daughter of a straw hat sewer called Martha Jane Barton, formerly Jones, and her husband Samuel John Barton, a straw hat blocker. Lavinia appears to have become known as Lily some time after her birth, appearing in the 1891 census as Lily, marrying as "Lillie Lavinia" and appearing in the 1901 census as "Lily L.".

Lily appears in both the 1881 and 1891 censuses living with her parents and siblings on Chase Street in Luton. By 1891 she was working as a hat finisher.

In 1899, aged about 21, Lily married Prince Leopold Moss (who appears to have been known by his middle name). They went on to have four children together between 1899 and 1917, with a notable twelve year gap between their third and fourth children. For several years the family lived at "Why-ax-ye", a thatched cottage on Park Street at the southern end of Luton, appearing there in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses.[8] Leopold worked as a horse keeper at the nearby Brache Farm.

At the outbreak of the Second World War the family was living at 42 New Town Street in Luton.

Lily died in 1951, aged 73. Leopold survived her by just under six years.

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

    b. Lavinia BARTON, March Quarter 1878, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 438, mother's maiden name Jones

  2. 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 1651; Folio 84; Page 31, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 5 Chase Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Samuel J. Barton, head, married, male, 31 [1849/50], Straw Hat Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Martha J. Barton, wife, married, female, 28 [1852/3], Straw Hat Sewer, b. Thurfield, Herts
    George Barton, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ernest Barton, son, male, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Levinia Barton, daughter, female, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Samuel J. Barton, son, male, 1 [1879/80], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  3. 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 1273; Folio 99; Page 35, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 59 Chase Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Samuel J. Barton, head, married, male, 42 [1848/9], Hat Blocker, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Martha J. Barton, wife, married, female, 39 [1851/2], Hat Machinist, employed, b. Thurfield, Hertfordshire
    Earnest Barton, son, male, 16 [1874/5], Odd Boy, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Lily Barton, daughter, single, female, 14 [1876/7], Hat Finisher, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Samuel J. Barton, son, single, male, 11 [1879/80], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Martha J. Barton, daughter, single, female, 7 [1883/4], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    William Barton, son, single, male, 3 [1887/8], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ralph Barton, son, single, male, 5mo [1890], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  4. 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 1517; Folio 34; Page 12, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: Why-ax-ye, Park Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Prince L. Moss, head, married, male, 25 [1875/6], Horse Keeper on Farm, worker, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Lily L. Moss, wife, married, female, 22 [1878/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Grace Moss, daughter, single, female, 1 [1899/1900], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Lily Moss, daughter, single, female, 1mo [1901], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  5. 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 8999; Schedule 91, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: Why ax ye Cottage, Park Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Prince Leopold Moss, head, married, male, 35 [1875/6], married, Horseman on Farm, worker, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Levinia Moss, wife, female, 33 [1877/8], married 12 years, 3 children born to marriage, 3 children still living, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Grace Moss, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Lily Moss, daughter, female, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Prince Leopold Moss, son, male, 6 [1904/5], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  6. 6.0 6.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Luton Municipal Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 42 New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Moss, Prince L. / male / b. 29 Mar 1875 / married / General Labourer
    Moss, Lavinia / female / b. 24 Jan 1878 / married / Unpaid domestic duties
    Moss, Lily [later hand has added "Lilian"] / female / b. 28 Feb 1901 / single / Hat worker straw machinist & felt polisher

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

    d. Lavinia MOSS, June Quarter 1951, Luton Registration District, Volume 4a, page 119, aged 73 [1877/8]

  8. A photograph of Why-ax-ye, which was demolished in the 1920s, is available at Dunstable Today.