Person:Percy Timothy (1)

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Percy Lionel 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
Facts and Events
Name Percy Lionel Timothy
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 21 Jan 1890 Wigan, Lancashire, England
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Wigan, Lancashire, England95 Wallgate
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Longton, Staffordshire, England50 Uttoxeter Road
Census[4] 2 Apr 1911 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England33 South Quay
Census[5] 29 Sep 1939 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England13 Alexander Road
Death[6] 1962 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Percy Lionel Timothy was born on 21st January 1890 at Wigan in Lancashire, son of Anne Webb and Peter Vincent Timothy, a physician and surgeon. Percy's parents were not married at the time, and so his birth was actually registered as Percy Lionel Webb, although he does not appear to have used the surname Webb after his birth. Percy's father was not free to marry his mother as he had a wife from whom he was separated. Percy had eight surviving older half-siblings from his father's first marriage, although as they lived with their mother it seems unlikely that Percy had much, if any, contact with them. Percy's parents did eventually marry in 1905, after his father's first wife had died.

The family moved frequently through Percy's childhood. They appear in the 1891 census in Wigan, living at 95 Wallgate, but 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 Percy'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 Percy living with his parents and siblings at 33 South Quay in Great Yarmouth. By this time he was working as an apprentice engineer.

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

Percy never married. He moved to Birmingham where he worked as an engineer's turner. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was living at 13 Alexander Road there. He died in Birmingham in 1962, aged 71.

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

    b. Percy Lionel WEBB, March Quarter 1890, Wigan Registration District, Volume 8c, page 62, mother's maiden name blank

  2. 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 3052; Folio 97; Page 13, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 95 Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire
    Peter Vincent Timothy, head, married, male, 59 [1831/2], Physician & Surgeon Registered, employer, b. St Giles, London
    Annie Timothy, wife, married, female, 31 [1859/60], b. Knutsford, Cheshire
    Bernard Vincent Timothy, son, male, 10 [1880/1], Scholar, b. Manchester, Lancashire
    Earnest Augustus Timothy, son, male, 5 [1885/6], b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Maude Eveline Timothy, daughter, female, 3 [1887/8], b. St Ann's, Lancashire
    Percy Lionel Timothy, son, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Wigan, Lancashire
    Ellen Swift, servant, single, female, 17 [1873/4], Domestic Servant, b. St Helens, Lancashire
    Margaret Alice Duckworth, visitor, single, female, 16 [1874/5], b. Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5.0 5.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Birmingham County Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 13 Alexander Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire
    Leech, Esther S. / female / 1 Oct 1878 / widow / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Leech, Ethel H. / female / 2 May 1915 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    [two records closed]
    Timothy, Percy / male / 21 Jan 1890 / single / Engineers Turner, Heavy work
    Lidstone, Thomas / male / 3 Jun 1917 / single / Capstan Hand
    Peaple, John W[illia]m / male / [obscured] 1907 / single / Telecommunition Instrumens [sic]
    [one record closed]
    West [later changed to Jones], Betty B. / female / 21 Jul 1916 / single / Hospital nurse

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

    d. Percy TIMOTHY, March Quarter 1962, Birmingham Registration District, Volume 9c, page 556, aged 71 [1890/1]