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Pictures and any assistance - Hardley, Pulsford, Etherington

Postby MikeHardley » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 am

Hi everyone

I hope this message finds you all well and happy?

I have been doing my family tree off and on for the past few years now and I never seem to progress any further with it. So, I thought, I would join this forum and ask for any information on my family name "Hardley" and if anyone has any pictures . Now, I know we have been spread around quite a bit. But, I am concentrating on the London side of things to start with.

I'm also after information on my Great Grandmother who was , so I'm told, quite small, but ruled the home. Her name "Caroline L Etherington", she was married to a Henry Charles Hardley who committed suicide (gambling debts so I'm told). She remarried a chap by the name of "Bacon" who I have a lot of respect for as he took on her 7 children as well. No ,mean feat on a barman's wages. Henry b1856 - d1903 and Caroline b1861 - d1953

I would also like any information of my grandmothers parents George Pulsford and his wife Eliza Clark (1869-1928 & 1873-1910 respectively). I have a portrait picture of George. It would be great to find one of Eliza.

If anyone has any information however small or any pictures, I would be eternally grateful. I too have some pictures which I would be happy to send if any use.

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Pictures and any assistance - Hardley, Pulsford, Etherin

Postby mallosa » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:21 am

Nice post Mike, hope you have some luck :thumbup:
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Re: Pictures and any assistance - Hardley, Pulsford, Etherin

Postby BC Wench » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 pm

There are a number of pages on FMP for Henry and I have just picked out "bits and bobs" from these papers

Attestation Papers
Henry Hardley of London, Middlesex 20yrs 8mths
Henry enlisted for the Coldstream Guards at Birmingham on 5 Jan 1877
Birthplace Parish: Poplar, County Middlesex
Bat: 2nd Coldstream Guards Reg. No: 3937

Next of Kin: Brother William, Handsworth (I presume this to be the area he's living)
Wife: Caroline
Campaign: Egypt 1882
Medals & decorations: Egyptian War Medal with Clasp for Tel-el-Kebir & Khedun Bronze Star
Married Caroline Etherington, Parish Church, Clewer, Berks 17 Sept 1884

Do you have Henry's marriage to Caroline Etherington? If not, it would be worth getting as it will give their father's names, hopefully.

Marriages Sep 1884 (FreeBMD Index)
Etherington Caroline Windsor 2c 762
Hardley Henry Charles Windsor 2c 762

You've probably got these censuses, but here they are anyway.

1881 Census: Kensington Barracks, Midddlesex
Hy. Hardley, Unmarried, 23, Occ: Private Detachment, 2nd Btn Colstm. Guards, Born: London

1891 Census: 215 Vauxhall Bdge. Road West Side, Parish St George, Middlesex
Henry C Hardley, Head.Mar, 36, Outside Porter.R.Port, Poplar, London
Caroline Hardley, Wife, 29, Windsor
Caroline H Etherington, Dau, 7, Windsor
Fanny L Hardley, Dau, 5, Windsor
Louisa Hardley, Da, 3, Belgrave
Henry C Hardley, Son, 18mths, Belgrave
Benjamin F Hardley, Son, 6mths, Belgrave

1901 Census: 56 Milkwood Road, Lambeth
Henry C Hardley, Head.Mar, 45, Railway Porter, Bow
Caroline Hardley, Wife, 39, Windsor
Caroline Hardley, Dau.S, 17, Machinist baby linen, Windsor
Fanny Hardley, Dau, 15, Machinist silk blouses, Windsor
Louisa Hardley, Dau, 13, Pimlico
Henry C Hardley, Son, 11, Pimlico
Benjamin Hardley, Son, 9, Pimlico
William Hardley, Son, 7, Loughborough, London
Rose Hardley, Dau, 6, Loughborough
Violet Hardley, Dau, 5, Loughborough
Edmund Hardley, Son, 2, Loughborough
Victoria Hardley, Dau, 3mths, Herne Hill London

I can't see a marriage for Caroline & Herbert Joseph Bacon, perhaps they didn't get married as in the 1939 Register Caroline is Caroline Hardley

1911 Census: 34 Eltham St. SE. St Mary Newington, Surrey
Herbert Joseph Bacon, Head.Mar, 50, Barman, Walpole Suffolk
Caroline Bacon, Wife, 49, Windsor Married: 4yrs 0 Children
Caroline Hardley, Mar, 27, Windsor (crossed through)
Fanny Hardley, Mar, 25,Windsor (crossed through)
Louies Hardley, Mar. 23 (crossed through)
Charlie Hardley.S, 21, Soldier/on furlough
Frank Hardley, Son.S, 20, Soldier/on furlough
William Hardley, Son.S, 19, Soldier/on furlough
Rose Hardley, Dau.S, 17, Printing
Violet Hardley, Dau, 15, Printing
Edward Hardley, Son, 12, School
Victoria Hardley, Dau, 10, School
(Others born Pimlico)

1939 Register (from FMP)
Hardley Household (2 People)
188 Trafalgar Street , Southwark, London, England
Caroline Hardley, 25 Aug ?, Female, Unpaid Domestic Duties, Widowed (Birth date reads 25 Aug 1827, but way too early & would have been 112yrs old in 1939)
Victoria R Hardley, 28 Dec 1901, Female, Waitress (Resta) Single

Do you have info on Caroline Lydia Etherington before her marriage to Henry Hardley? If not, I will start a new topic for her.
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