Person:May Timothy (1)

May Ethel 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. 1921
Facts and Events
Name May Ethel Timothy
Gender Female
Birth[1][4] 13 Apr 1893 West Ham, Essex, England
Census[2] 31 Mar 1901 Longton, Staffordshire, England50 Uttoxeter Road
Census[3] 2 Apr 1911 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England33 South Quay
Marriage 1921 Sussex, Englandto William Ernest Greenwood
Census[4] 29 Sep 1939 Maresfield, Sussex, EnglandThe Chequers Hotel
Death[5] 1947 Kent, England

May Ethel Timothy was born on 13th April 1893 at West Ham in Essex, daughter of Anne Webb and Peter Vincent Timothy, a physician and surgeon. May's parents were not married at the time of her birth - her father was not free to marry her mother as he had a wife from whom he was separated. May had seven surviving much older half-siblings from her father's first marriage, although it seems unlikely that May had much, if any, contact with them. May's parents did eventually marry in 1905, after her father's first wife had died. The order of May's given names was often transposed to be Ethel May, but her birth certificate says May Ethel and in her husband's obituary she was referred to simply as May, suggesting that is the name by which she was known.

The family moved frequently through May's childhood. In 1895 her parents had a son in Romford. They then moved to Lancashire, having a daughter in Manchester in 1896. By 1900 they were living at Longton in Staffordshire, where May's younger brother 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 May living with her parents and siblings at 33 South Quay in Great Yarmouth.

May's parents died a few weeks apart in 1919: her mother on 3rd March and her father on 22nd April.

In 1921 May married William Ernest Greenwood in the Newhaven area of Sussex. They went on to have five children between 1922 and 1930, although their first child died as baby.

William became the landlord of the Chequers Hotel at Maresfield in Sussex, and May worked alongside him as the landlady of the hotel. May and William were living there at the outbreak of the Second World War.

William died suddenly at home at the Chequers in Maresfield on 19th April 1947, aged 53. May only survived him by a few weeks, dying in the nearby Tonbridge area of Kent in the summer of 1947, aged 54.

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

    b. May Ethel TIMOTHY, June Quarter 1893, West Ham Registration District, Volume 4a, page 77, mother's maiden name Webb

  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
    Uckfield Rural District, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: The Chequers Hotel, Maresfield, Sussex
    Harris, Sarah E. / female / 13 May 1863 / widow / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Leveys, Herbert W. / male / 11 Mar 1866 / widower / Independent means
    Burr, Edwin / male / 25 Nov 1866 / married / Stock Jobber
    Burr, Pauline / female / 10 Mar 1866 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Lehmann, Mary A. / female / 23 Apr 1862 / single / Private Means
    Greenwood, William E. / male / 29 Aug 1895 / married / Landlord of Hotel
    Greenwood, Ethel M. / female / 13 Apr 1896 / married / Landlady of Hotel
    [four records closed]

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

    d. Ethel May GREENWOOD, September Quarter 1947, Tonbridge Registration District, Volume 5b, page 669, aged 51 [1895/6]