Harriet Skipper [1868 - 1955]

[1868 - 1955] MMMM

Born: 12 January 1868

Birth Certificate:

Registration DistrictFreebridge Lynn
in the Sub-District ofGayton
in the County ofNorfolk
When and where born12 January 1868, Castle Acre
NameHarriet
Sexgirl
Name of Father  
Name of Mother Charlotte Skipper, formerly Barrett
Occupation of Father  
InformantCharlotte Skipper X, Mother, Castleacre
When Registered19 February 1868

Mother: Charlotte Barrett

Harriet's biological father is unknown, but I am suspicious of a man named Henry Garner.
Henry was widowed in 1860, and in the 1861 census is shown as living in the household of his brother in Swaffham Street.
In the 1871 and 1881 censuses he is lodging with Charlotte Skipper in Swaffham Street.
The layout of the 1871 census entry may imply some special relationship between Henry and Harriet,
but he is at least a reasonable suggestion for father of all 5 illegitimate children.
Though if so, it seems strange than Henry and Charlotte did not marry.

5-generation pedigree

Siblings:

  1. Mary A Skipper [1848 - ]
  2. Emma Skipper [3 August 1852 - ]
  3. George Skipper [6 August 1854 - ]
  4. Walter Skipper [1855 - ] married 3rd qtr 1878 Freebridge Lynn RD Emma Yull
  5. Arthur Skipper [2nd qtr 1859 Freebridge Lynn RD - ]
    The above 5 were children of Charlotte and her husband Robert Skipper. Details may be seen on the Skipper-Lift descendants.
    Robert died 1861, and the space for the Father's Name on the birth certificates of the subsequent children are all blank,
    so they were presumably illegitimate. Harriet is definately so, being recorded as filia nullim on her Marriage Certificate.
    Similarly, William is recorded as filius nulius. Phoebe has no father listed on her marriage certificate, but Charlotte has Robert (late).
  6. Charlotte Skipper [18 November 1862 - ] married 23 September 1882 Castle Acre Barlow Dutchman
    1. Henry Martin Dutchman [12 Feb 1886 -] married 1908 Woolwich Lydia Ruth Dollimore [3 October 1887 Plumstead KEN -]
        Sussex Cottages, Hartley Road, Kirkby In Ashfield NTT: RG14/20381 sn293 {1911 [no children to marriage]}
        Henry Martin Dutchman gave his name as Martin Dutchman
        Pales Green, Castle Acre NFK: RG101/6560A sn209 {1939 Martin H and Lydia Dutchman, in the household of George Chater. 1 closed entry]}
    2. Lavinia Dutchman [26 November 1887 -] married 3rd qtr 1909 Basford RD Joseph Richards [1886 Nottingham -]
        Kirkby in Ashfield NTT: RG14/20381 sn306 {1911 [Joseph and Lavinia, and Burnett Emma Dutchman. No children to marriage]}
    3. Esdaile Dutchman [20 April 1890, bapt 21 September 1890 Castle Acre - 14 April 1970] married 3rd qtr 1935 Lothingland RD Henrietta Elizabeth Sewell [14 January 1893 - 22 March 1977]
        Hartley Road, Kirkby In Ashfield NTT: RG14/20381 sn309 {1911 [boarder in the household of the Richards family. 5 children of the family, all surviving]}
        Rougham Road, Castle Acre: RG101/6560A sn30 {1938 {Esdaile and Henrietta. No closed entries]}
    4. Horace George Dutchman [4 November 1895, bapt 5 July 1896 Castle Acre -] married 4th qtr 1921 Freebridge Lynn RD Eva A Bonsall [24 April 1894 -]
      1. Alma L Dutchman [1st qtr 1925 Basford RD -] married 2nd qtr 1944 Basford RD Ronald R Briggs
        1. Roy Briggs
        2. John R Briggs
        3. Graham A Briggs
      2. Norman A Dutchman [2nd qtr 1929 Basford RD -] married 4th qtr 1960 Kathleen I Wallis
        Kirkby-in-Ashfield NTT: RG101/6222A sn134 {1939 [Horace and Eva, and 2 closed entries]}
    5. Barnet Emma Dutchman [22 March 1893, bapt 8 January 1896 Castle Acre - 16 August 1976] married 4th qtr 1924 Freebridge Lynn RD Robert Cecil Coker [6 Aug 1899 - 25 May 1976]
      1. Valerie J Coker [1st qtr 1927 and 2nd qtr 1927 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
      2. Alfred B Coker [2nd qtr 1933 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
        Saint James Green, Castle Acre: RG101/6560A sn37 {1939 [Robert and Burnett, and 2 closed entries]}
    6. Baden Powell Dutchman [18 May 1900 - 28 April 1977] married 4th qtr 1920 Basford RD Annie F Stevenson [13 February 1899 -]
      1. Lavinia Dutchman [4th qtr 1921 Basford RD -] married 2nd qtr 1941 Basford RD Arnold Cox
        1. Graham Cox [4th qtr 1943 Basford RD -]
        2. Ronald V Cox [3rd qtr 1944 Basford RD -]
      2. Ronald Dutchman [4th qtr 1922 Basford RD - 11 Sep 1943 North Africa]
      3. Peggy Dutchman [4th qtr 1924 Basford RD -] married 1st qtr 1946 Basford RD Tom Bodin
        1. Donald Bodin
        2. John Bodin
      4. Eileen Dutchman [12 January 1928 - married 4th qtr 1947 Basford RD Leonard Priestley
      5. Maurice Dutchman [2nd qtr 1929 Basford RD - 2nd qtr 1929 Basford RD]
      6. Stanley J Dutchman [2nd qtr 1931 Basford RD -] married 1st qtr 1958 Basford RD Betty Orme
        1. Julie Dutchman
      7. Alan Dutchman [1st qtr 1937 Basford RD -] married 3rd qtr 1955 Basford RD Valerie R Lawmon
        1. Jayne Dutchman
        2. Annette Dutchman
        3. Jill Dutchman
      8. Ann Dutchman [1st qtr 1943 Basford RD -] married 1st qtr 1962 Basford RD Keith Evans
        1. Stuart Andrew Evans
        2. Karen Lesley Evans
        Abbey Cottages, Castle Acre: RG12/1565 f44 p16 {1891}
        65 Prospect Street, Kirkby in Ashfield NTT: RG101/6222A sn53 {1939 [Baden P, Annie F, and Eileen, and 3 closed entries]}
    7. Pansy May Dutchman [1902 - May 1904]
    8. Dulcie Pansy May Dutchman [12 May 1905, bapt 18 August 1907 Castle Acre - 2nd qtr 1930 Freebridge Lynn RD]
    9. Harold Gordon Dutchman [12 July 1907, bapt 18 August 1907 - 29 December 2002] married 1929 Molly Louisa Barkham [21 May 1909 - November 1990]
      1. Barbara M Dutchman [2nd qtr 1930 Swaffham RD -] married 2nd qtr 1953 Brighton RD Jack C Judd
      2. Monica Mavis Dutchman [1st qtr 1934 Brighton RD -] married 2nd qtr 1957 Brighton RD Derrick Hugh Brown [12 November 1933 -]
        1. Graeme D Brown
          Graeme is the source of my information on Barlow Dutchman's descendants. My thanks to him
        2. Keith Maurice Brown
      Blind Lane, Castle Acre: RG12/1565 f44 p16 {1891}
      Pales Green, Castle Acre: RG13/1885 f39 p8 {1901}
  7. William Skipper [25 April 1865 - 4 June 1947] married 3 November 1888 Castle Acre Susanah Stapleton [1870 - 20 October 1903] (banns)
    1. Eva Stapleton [1887 -]
      1. Geoffrey Skipper [1909 Castle Acre NFK -]
        Geoffrey is listed as the grandson of William Skipper in the 1911 census. It is most likely he was Eva's son: his birth was registered as Geoffrey Skipper Stapleton
    2. William Skipper [4th qtr 1888 Freebridge Lynn RD - 4th qtr 1888 Freebridge Lynn RD]
    3. Gertrude Skipper [13 October 1889, bapt 4 October 1891 -]
    4. Adelaide Skipper [10 August 1891, bapt 4 October 1891 Castle Acre -] married 2nd qtr 1912 Freebridge Lynn RD Frederick Williamson [3 October 1886 -]
      1. Daisy I Williamson [23 September 1912 Freebridge Lynn RD -] married 2nd qtr 1936 Freebridge Lynn RD George E Purton [21 February 1907 -]
        1. Rosemary A Purton [3rd qtr 1937 Hatfield RD -]
          Lower Woodside Cottages, Hatfield HRT: RG101/1654F sn80 {1939 [George and Daisy, and 1 closed entry]}
      2. Elizabeth A Williamson [2nd qtr 1914 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
      3. Frederick G C Williamson [2nd qtr 1916 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
      4. William H Williamson [13 Oct 1918 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
      5. Doris P Williamson [4th qtr 1921 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
        Pales Green, Castle Acre: RG101/6560A sn193 {1939 [Frederick, Adelaide, and William. No closed entries]}
    5. Phoebe A Skipper [12 May 1893, bapt 15 July 1896 Castle Acre -] married 3rd qtr 1920 Loughborough RD William Peberdy [24 March 1876 -]
        51 Beaumont Road, Loughborough LEI: RG101/6046D sn374 {1939 [Phoebe and William. No closed entries]}
        Phoebe's date of birth is given as 10 December 1892, which is inconsistent with the Castle Acre baptimal register.
    6. Gladys Susannah Skipper [3 May 1895, 15 July 1896 Castle Acre - 1978 Syracuse NY USA] married 3rd qtr 1919 Windsor RD Louis LaBerge [17 November 1896 La Malbae, Quebec Canada - 24 May 1975 Syracuse NY USA] (obituary)
      1. Suzanne Gladys LaBerge [5 January 1921 Maine USA - 8 April 2011] married 18 May 1959 Halifax NC USA Charles Andrew Symer [31 December 1917 - 31 December 1995] (obituary)
        1. Charles W Symer
        2. Raymond Symer
        3. Suzanne Symer married Sandy Iauco
        4. Sandra Symer married Anthony Montaro
      2. Regina LaBerge [1923 New York -]
      3. Marie LaBerge
      4. Millicent G LaBerge [30 December 1924 New York - 16 September 2016] (obituary) married 19 April 1952 Jackson Missouri USA, divorced 26 January 1977 Reo V Rea [3 December 1927 -]
        1. Millicent Rea married Unknown Lindauer
        2. Henry Rea
        3. Jonathan Rea [- January 2006] (Henry and Jonathan were twins)
        4. Melissa Rea
        5. Marc Rea (Melissa and Marc were twins)
        6. Lyman Rea
        7. William Rea (William and Kelsey were twins)
        8. Kelsey Rea [- June 1987] married Unknown Kenney
          1. Justin Kenney [- June 1987]
        9. Lorita Rea married Dewey Groover
        10. Laura Rea married Robert Wilson
          1. Spencer Wilson
        11. Nathaniel Rea [- January 1997]
      5. Mina G LaBerge [1927 New York - 6 February 2017] (obituary) married Robert Case
        1. Mark Case
        2. Jeffery Case married Donna Unknown
        Garden City Drive, Salina, Onondaga NY: {1925 New York census}
        Salina, Onondaga NY USA: page 15B ED 0182 {1930}
        Richfield Blvd, Salina, Onondaga, NY: roll M-T0627-02705 page 17A ED 34-71 {1940}
        319 Ridgefield Boulevard, Mattydale NY USA {1975}
    7. Olga Skipper [1st qtr 1897 Freebridge Lynn RD -]
    8. Henry William Skipper [3rd qtr 1898 Freebridge Lynn RD - 21 March 1918]
      Cookstool, Castle Acre: RG12/1565 f53 p10 {1891}
      Pales Green, Castle Acre: RG13/1885 f39 p8 {1901 [William and Susannah, and all children except William jr]}
      New Yards, West Lexham NFK: RG14/11531 sn49 {1911 [William (widowed). There had been 7 children to marriage, all surviving]}
      5 Caversham Road, St Pancras: RG101/496F sn192 {1939 [William Skipper, Alfred and Ruby O Hickford, and Phoebe Jackson. No closed entries}}
      This looks like the right William Skipper: the birthdate is correct, as is the occupation of Farm Labourer (retired).
      But his relationship with the other occupants is unknown. Ruby's maiden name was Jackson, so Phoebe is probably her mother.
    William Skipper married 26 December 1912 Mary Ann Dack née Stacey [1859 -]
  8.   Harriet Skipper [1868 - 1955]
  9. Phoebe Skipper [30 March 1871 -] married 19 October 1895 Castle Acre Robert William Vincent
    1. Robert William C Vincent [17 February 1897, bapt 4 May 1902 Castle Acre - 4th qtr 1952 Fakenham RD] married 4th qtr 1934 Walsingham RD Olive Wake [23 August 1897 -]
        15 West Raynham, Walsingham NFK: RG101/6585B sn19 {1939 [no closed entries]}
      Olive Vincent married 4th qtr 1954 Fakenham RD Edward J Winn
    2. Leonard Malcolm Vincent [25 January 1899 Freebridge Lynn RD -] married 4th qtr 1926 Walsingham RD Marjorie H Blaxter [17 December 1901 -]
      1. Robert W E Vincent [22 Aug 1927 Walsingham RD -]
      2. Margaret J Vincert [4th qtr 1947 Walsingham RD -]
        5 Front Street, Walsingham NFK: RG101/6585A sn99 {1939 [no closed entries]}
    3. Audrey Martha Vincent [10 March 1902, bapt 4 May 1902 Castle Acre -] married 3rd qtr 1935 Walsingham RD Ronald L Weeks [14 September 1904 -]
      1. Brenda Weeks [3rd qtr 1936 Walsingham RD -]
      2. Nigel A L D Weeks [3rd qtr 1943 Walsingham RD -]
        Walsingham NFK: RG101/6584J sn52 {1939 [Ronald, Audrey and 1 closed entry]}
    4. Alan Hector Vincent [12 November 1906, bapt 18 August 1907 Castle Acre -] married 2nd qtr 1941 Fakenham RD Dorothy F Blaxter
      1. Margaret J Vincent [4th qtr 1947 Fakenham RD -]
    5. Gordon Harry Vincent [10 May 1910, bapt 12 June 1910 Castle Acre -] married 4th qtr 1933 Walsingham RD Hettie E N Fish [15 August 1914 -]
      1. Joan A Vincent [25 February 1934 Walsingham RD ] married 4th qtr 1962 Fakenham RD Claude W Bullock
      2. Marina J Vincent [3rd qtr 1935 Walsingham RD ]
      3. Joyce E Vincent [3rd qtr 1936 Walsingham RD ]
        Walsingham NFK: RG101/6585A sn70 {1939 [Gordon, Hettie, and Joan, and 2 closed entries]}
      Post Office Street, Castle Acre: RG13/1885 f45 p2 {1901}
      Narford, Swaffham NFK: RG14/11687 sn116 {1911 [5 children, all surviving]}
  10. Robert Skipper [29 March 1874 - ]

Married: Frederic Bonas 19 October 1889

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictFreebridge Lynn
Solemnized atThe Parish Church
in the Parish ofCastle Acre
in the County ofNorfolk
When Married19 October 1889
Name and Surname Harriet Skipper
AgeFull
ConditionSpinster
Rank or ProfessionLabourers Dau
ResidenceCastle Acre
Father's NameFilia nullim
WitnessesWilliam Skipper, Phebe Skipper
bride's brother and sister?

There are two apparently illegitimate Harriet Skippers in Castle Acre at the time, Harriet daughter of Charlotte born 12 January 1868, and Harriet daughter of Mary born 28 August 1867 (whom I take to be the granddaughter of William Skipper: see the 1871 census entry). My reasons for believing the Harriet who married Frederic Bonas was the daughter of Charlotte are

Children:

  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

Died: 14 July 1955, 42 Foxes Meadow, Castleacre

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictKing's Lynn
in the Sub-District ofKing's Lynn
in the County ofNorfolk
When and where died14 July 1955, 42 Foxes Meadow, Castleacre
Name and SurnameHarriett Bonas
SexFemale
Age87 years
OccupationWidow of Frederick Bonas, a Council's Roadman
Cause of death1(a) Cerebral haemorrhage II Senile decay, certified
InformantH J Bonas, son, 24 Pye Lane, Castleacre
When Registered16 July

Addresses:

1871Swaffham Street East, Castle Acre
1881Swaffham Road, Castle Acre
1891Castle Acre
1901Moy's Buildings, Castle Acre
1911Post Office Street, Castle Acre NFK
1939Saint James Green, Castle Acre NFK

circa 1950


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