Sybil May Bonas [1890 - 1946]

[1890 - 1946] MMM

Born: 6 July 1890

Birth Certificate:

Registration DistrictFreebridge Lynn
in the Sub-District ofGayton
in the County ofNorfolk
When and where born6 July 1890, Castleacre R S D
NameSybil May
Name of Father Fred Bonas
Name of Mother Harriet Bonas, formerly Skipper
Profession of FatherFarm Laborer
InformantHarriet Bonas, Mother, Castleacre
When Registered20 August 1890

Father: Frederic Bonas

Mother: Harriet Skipper

5-generation pedigree

1931 2 Sep 1931

Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)

  1.   Sybil May Bonas
  2. Grace Bonas
  3. Charlotte Bonas
  4. Henry Jesse Bonas
  5. Violet Bonas
  6. Eric Bonas
  7. Pansy Susannah Bonas
  8. Arthur William 'Jack' Bonas
  9. Fred Bonas
  10. Edna Lillian Harriet Bonas
  11. Albert Leahair Bonas
    Why Albert had the second name Leahair is a mystery. It is the second name of the man Sybil May Bonas married over 2 years later, which seems an insufficient reason. Was Albert in fact Sybil's son by her husband-to-be, registered by her parents?

Photographs of her and her family

Married: Alexander Leahair Kirk 15 November 1915

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictEdmonton
Solemnized atThe Register Office
in the County ofMiddlesex
When Married15 November 1915
Name and Surname Sybil May Bonas
Rank or ProfessionParlourmaid (Domestic)
Residence31 Charles Street, Mayfair
Father's NameFrederick Bonas
Father's ProfessionRoadman to a District Council
WitnessesC Bonas, C Rawlings
bride's sister Charlotte, family friend - there are Rawlings in ALK's Birthday Book?


  1. Lavinia May Kirk
  2. Henry Cecil Kirk
  3. Violet Sybil Kirk

1926 The Kirk Family circa 1926

All known descendants

Died: 18 October 1946, Colchester

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictColchester
in the Sub-District ofColchester
in the County ofEssex
When and where died18 October 1946, Essex County Hospital
Name and SurnameSybil May Kirk
Age55 years
Occupationof 134 Collingwood Rd, Colchester, widow of Alexander Lehair Kirk, Railway Gatekeeper
Cause of deathI(a) Uraemia (b) Hydronephosis (c) Secondary Carcinomatis (Uterus)
II Carcinoma of Pelvic Colon PM
InformantV S Kirk, daughter, 134 Collingwood Road Colchester
When Registered22 October

Newspaper: Essex County Standard, Friday 25 October 1946:

Deaths - Kirk On Saturday, 19 October, 1946, suddenly at Essex County Hospital, Sybil May Kirk, dearly loved mother of Lavinia and Violet 134, Collingwood Road, Lexden, Colchester.

Newspaper: Unknown, 1946:

Well-Known Lexden Resident - Funeral of Mrs. Sybil Kirk The death of Mrs. Sybil Kirk, a well known and popular resident of Lexden, who resided at 134, Collingwood Road, took place at the Essex County Hospital last week after an illness patiently borne. Aged fifty-five years, Mrs. Kirk was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Alexander Kirk, and their only son Henry, died during the war whilst a prisoner in Italian hands.

A funeral service, preceding interment at Colchester Cemetery, was conducted by the Rev. S.L. Dolph, at Lexden Church on October 24th. The principal mourners were Lavena and Violet (daughters), Dick (son-in-law), Grace and Albert (sister and brother-in-law), Pansy and Ernie (sister and brother-in-law), Lottie and Arnold (sister and brother-in-law); Frank (nephew), and Mesdames Pears, Pacey, Nattrass, Noy, Dines, and Turner (friends).

Floral tributes were from the mother; Vena, Violet, and Dick; Grace and Albert; Mrs. Jones and Doreen; John; Phyllis and Mervyn; Mrs. Haywood; Edna and Frank; Mr. And Mrs. Turner; Pansy and Ernie; Lottie and family; neighbours; Brother Fred; Mrs. Harris and Molly; Aunt Ada; Henry and Laura; Mrs. Bachelor; Aunt Lottie and Burney; Molly and Gorden; Margaret; and Mrs. Sexton and Mervyn.


OfSybil May Kirk of 134 Collingwood Rd, Lexden, Colchester
ToViolet Sybil Kirk spinster
On5 August 1947
Estate £649 11s


1946-7: Benhams Colchester S Kirk, 134 Collingwood Rd

Electoral Roll:

134 Collingwood Road, Colchester (as Sybil May Kirk) 1936-8: Lexden Ward, Colchester 1939-46: Lexden and Shrub End Ward, Colchester


1891Castle Acre NFK
1901Moy's Buildings, Castle Acre NFK
19111 Ardilann Road, HighburyFamily tradition has it that she worked in the London home of Nancy Astor. However, in 1911 1 Ardilann Road was home to the Holmden family, and 31 Charles Street is listed in Kelly's London Directory for 1914-6 as the residence of Miss S Bibby.
191531 Charles St, Mayfair
1917134 Effingham Road, Harringay
circa 193022c Alfoxton Ave, West Green, London N15
193148 Turnpike Crossing, Roudham
1931 - 1939 - 1946134 Collingwood Rd, Colchester [TL963245]

1926 1931

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