Person:Mabel Timothy (1)

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Mabel Constance Timothy
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Name Mabel Constance Timothy
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 28 Feb 1874 Lewisham, Kent, England3 Camden Villas
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Southport, Lancashire, England20 Princes Street
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Wivenhoe, Essex, EnglandHigh Street
Census[5] 2 Apr 1911 Hampstead, London, England36 Heath Hurst Road
Census[6] 29 Sep 1939 Hadlow Down, Sussex, EnglandThe Vatch
Death[7][8] 5 Aug 1970 Hove, Sussex, England

Mabel Constance Timothy was born on 28th February 1874 at 3 Camden Villas in Lewisham in Kent, in the south-eastern suburbs of London. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Timothy, formerly Hutchings, and her husband Peter Vincent Timothy, a surgeon and physician. Mabel was the ninth of the couple's ten children. They did not stay long in Lewisham after Mabel's birth; her younger sister was born in 1875 at Hastings on the Sussex coast.

Mabel's parents appear to have separated around the late 1870s or early 1880s. The 1881 census finds Mabel living with her mother and siblings at Southport on the Lancashire coast, whilst her father was living with another woman (with whom he would have a son later that year) in Manchester.

In 1891 Mabel was visiting her older brother Eustace, who had moved to Wivenhoe in Essex. After 1891, no trace of Mabel has been found for the next twenty years. In this time, her mother died in the Bury area north of Manchester in 1904.

Mabel's next sighting is in the 1911 census, when she was living as companion to an older lady in a relatively large house in Hampstead in London.

Mabel's father died in Norfolk in 1919.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Mabel was living at a house called The Vatch, in the village of Hadley Down in Sussex. She was described as being of private means.

Mabel lived to be 96 years old. She died on 5th August 1970 at Hove in Sussex.

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

    b. Mabel Constance TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1874, Lewisham Registration District, Volume 1d, page 909, mother's maiden name Hutchings

  2. Morning Post (London), in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 8, 4 Mar 1874.

    BIRTHS.
    TIMOTHY. - On the 28th ult., at 3 Camden-villas, Lewisham, the wife of P.V. Timothy, L.R.C.P. Lond., of a daughter.

  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 3751; Folio 14; Page 22, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 20 Princes Street, North Meols (Township), Southport (Borough), Lancashire
    Elizabeth Timothy, wife, married, female, 42 [1838/9], Broker's Wife, b. Dorney, Buckinghamshire
    Edith L. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 17 [1863/4], b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Beatrice E. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Alice B. Timothy, daughter, unmarried, female, 14 [1866/7], Scholar, b. Markyate Street, Bedfordshire
    Victor L. Timothy, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Gustave T. Timothy, son, male, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Mabel C. Timothy, daughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Lewisham, Kent
    Cordelia I.J. Timothy, daughter, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Hastings, Sussex
    Mary [illegible surname], servant, unmarried, female, 25 [1855/6], Cook Domestic Servant, b. Castletown, Ireland
    Elizabeth A. Holmes, servant, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Housemaid Domestic Servant, b. Barrow, Lancashire

  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. 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 603; Schedule 241, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 36 Heath Hurst Road, Hampstead, London
    9 rooms occupied
    Fanny Jane Evans Smither, head, female, 74 [1836/7], single, b. Clapham Common, London
    Mabel Constance Timothy, companion, female, 33 [1877/8], single, b. Lewisham, London
    Charlotte Cavaliero Estcourt, servant, female, 41 [1869/70], single, b. Islington, London
    Mary McCollock Stewart, servant, female, 40 [1870/1], single, b. Kirkintillock, Dumbartonshire

  6. General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Uckfield Rural District, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: The Vatch, Hadley Down, Sussex
    Lott, Hilda / female / 8 May 1880 / widow / Private means
    Timothy Mabel C. / female / 28 Feb 1881 / single / Private means
    Martin, Gladys Ivy / female / 10 Jan 1910 / single / Hospital Nurse
    Thomas, Elizabeth / female / 22 Sep 1867 [later hand changed to 29 Sep 1869] / single / Housekeeper
    [one record closed]

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

    d. Mabel Constance TIMOTHY, September Quarter 1970, Hove Registration District, Volume 5h, page 1133, b. 28 Feb 1874

  8. England. National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards. (Ancestry.com).

    1970
    TIMOTHY Mabel Constance of 8 Walsingham Rd Hove died 5 August 1970 Probate London 3 November. £4206.