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Ebenezer Samuel Stone

(born 16 Jul 1826 Middlesex, Shoreditch died 1888)

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Mother: Unknown

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Wife: Elizabeth Sarah Anderson (born 8.4.1826 Shoreditch, London ) married 1853 Hackney district  

Son: Samuel William Stone (born 11.2.1854 Bethnal Green, Middlesex died 1854 )  

Daughter: Elizabeth Sarah Stone (born 5.11.1855 London Bethnal Green died 6.1.1923 ) 8 children   View NotesHide notes  

“A favourite story of Aunt Lil's was how her parents Edward and Elizabeth first met. Elizabeth (then Stone) travelled with a Sunday school party to Chingford Plain one bank holiday. Then, as now, there was a fair on the Plain and she, goaded by her friends, visited a fortune teller. This lady foretold a sudden meeting in the very near future with a handsome man who would become her husband. While they were still giggling about this outside the tent, Elizabeth turned to walk away and bumped into a handsome young man who, of course, turned out to be Edward. The girls all cried "Oh, the gipsy, the gipsy", and doubtless Edward wanted to know what it was all about. Anyway, the story goes that he raised his hat and apologized and the acquaintance went on from there. They had four sons and a daughter at two yearly intervals and then a gap of nine years before Mabel was born. During those nine years, four babies were either still born or died soon after birth. For some time during their married life (certainly during Mabel's childhood) Grandma Stone lived with them and, presumably, helped with the household chores.

“The family moved frequently. In 1879 they were living at Dalston, in 1885 at Clapton Park, in 1894 at 34, Glaskin Road, (a turning on the north side of Well Street - now demolished), Hackney London. 

“At the turn of the century they were living at 10, Tudor Road, Hackney, next to the Bearmans. Thus Edward Stone Middlemiss and Hilda Bearman met and became engaged. Alexander William and Elsie Nora Bearman were also interested in each other during 1900 but this was apparently vetoed by Mrs. Bearman.

“In July 1903 they moved to 83, Dongola Road, Tottenham and, some time between April and July 1904 to 43, Cadogan Terrace, Homerton, London from where Edward Stone Middlemiss was married in 1907. In later years, Edward and Elizabeth had rooms in Alexander William's house, first at 76, Devonshire Road, (now Brenthouse Road) Hackney, London then, after Elizabeth's death in 1923, at 154, Kyverdale Road, Upper Clapton. London 

“Grandma Elizabeth became blind in one eye later in life through glaucoma and had a glass eye which Aunt Lil used to take out and clean for her. Edward was much disabled by arthritis in his last years. He died during the great frost of 1928-29 as a result of falling down the four steps from the hall to the dining room and hitting his head against the fender.”

From Dr Frank Middlemiss’s family tree at www.sredburn.free-online.co.uk/middlemiss/middlemiss01_2008.html

Husband: Edward Middlemiss (born 8.12.1853 London Hampstead died 10.2.1929 )   View NotesHide notes  

Lived in Hackney in 1891 census too along with Alexander D, Edward S, Elizabeth H, Ernest H and Albert Henry

Edward ”spent some time helping out at the Swiss Cottage dairy farm; later he was a sorter in the General Post Office. Still later he had his own plate and sheet glass business at Chilton Street, Bethnal Green. The mirrors in the overmantles at Beach Crest were produced by his firm, but later the firm fell on bad times. From 1900 he was complaining of poor business and he sold the business in late 1902 or early 1903.“

“... A favourite story of Aunt Lil's was how her parents Edward and Elizabeth first met. Elizabeth (then Stone) travelled with a Sunday school party to Chingford Plain one bank holiday. Then, as now, there was a fair on the Plain and she, goaded by her friends, visited a fortune teller. This lady foretold a sudden meeting in the very near future with a handsome man who would become her husband. While they were still giggling about this outside the tent, Elizabeth turned to walk away and bumped into a handsome young man who, of course, turned out to be Edward. The girls all cried "Oh, the gipsy, the gipsy", and doubtless Edward wanted to know what it was all about. Anyway, the story goes that he raised his hat and apologized and the acquaintance went on from there. They had four sons and a daughter at two yearly intervals and then a gap of nine years before Mabel was born. During those nine years, four babies were either still born or died soon after birth. For some time during their married life (certainly during Mabel's childhood) Grandma Stone lived with them and, presumably, helped with the household chores.”

Dr. Frank Middlemiss - personal notes

Baptisms of children on Ancestry - some still to document

Son: Edward Stone Middlemiss (born 29.9.1879 Shoreditch, London died 9.4.1939 )   View NotesHide notes  

Edward “was born on Michaelmas Day , September 29th, at 58 Brownlow Road, Dalston. London.

“He left school at 13 and was mainly self- educated. He spent some time working in his father's glass factory (he was working there in 1901, when the census describes him as a glass silverer) but also worked in about 1902- for Ever-Ready Batteries at Tottenham. He married Hilda Bearman on the 7th September 1907. From 1903 he was in the finance department of Yardley (soap and scent), Carpenter’s Road, Stratford, London.

 

“They gave him a handsome canteen of cutlery as a wedding present, some items from which are still in use in 2009. He remained with the firm for the rest of his life, latterly ranking as Cashier. His salary in 1931 was £600 per annum.

“He was a keen gardener and fond of travel. He had a good baritone voice and was active in the Nonconformist Union Choir Festivals at the Crystal Palace and sang in several Handel and other oratorios. Although he never learned to read staff notation and relied always on Tonic Sol-Fa, he became for a time Choirmaster at Cann Hall Baptist Church, Leyton, which he and his family attended during their early years at Leyton.

“However, something very unpleasant happened (I was never able to find out exactly what) and he not only resigned the Choirmastership but gave up forthwith all interest in the Church and all interest in music. This must have been some time during the 1st World War.

“In 1925 he left his family and went to live with a Miss Flo Bedwell, a fellow employee at Yardleys. It is an interesting comment on the customs of the time that, although I knew her quite well, I never learnt her Christian name; I used to call her "Auntie Bed". They lived first at Pinner, later at Thundersley (Essex) and finally at 27 (or 29) Winchester Road, Northwood Hills Middlesex.

“He always fully maintained his family, visited us regularly every week and often came on holiday with us. He was bitterly disappointed in 1925 when a promised business trip for Yardleys to New York failed to materialize, but later travelled extensively on holiday (presumably with Miss Bedwell) to the Channel Islands, a Mediterranean cruise, the Rhineland and especially Switzerland, which he loved.

“In 1926 he bought his first car, a Wolsley YO4854. He was the first in the family to have a car. He learned to drive but never did in fact drive, always leaving the driving to his son Edward. He underwent an operation for cancer of the colon in London Hospital (Royal Ward) but a few days later an abscess on the site of the operation necessitated a second operation, which he did not survive. He died on Easter Sunday, 9th April 1939.”

Frank Middlemiss’s online notes

 

On his death at London Hospital, Whitechapel Road E1, Edward, of 25 Winchester Road, Northwood Hills, Middlesex left £1152 14s 4d to Edward Thomas Middlemiss, motor mechanic, according to probate records.

Another probate grant the same day showed Edward “3 July to Florence Mabel Bedwell spinster. Effects £975. Resworn £900. Another Grant same day.”

Son: Alexander William Middlemiss (born 30.3.1881 Hackney, London )  

Son: Albert Henry Middlemiss (born 1883 London Hackney )   View NotesHide notes  

Albert “like his two elder brothers, was a glass silverer in his father's factory, according to the 1901 census. He served in the Army during the 1st World War- stationed at one time in Dover Castle. In 1917, he was in Naval Squadron no. 9. He, like his brother, worked for the Hackney Board of Guardians. He married Ethel Miller (always called "Effie") on Easter Saturday 1912. He and his family settled before the 1st World War at

191, Essex Road,

Leyton.

The house suffered severe damage on several occasions from enemy action during WW2. In Autumn 1940, a parachute mine landed in the small hours about a quarter of a mile away and took out all their windows. They retreated to a cottage at Tring (see Mabel Victoria Middlemiss) until the house was habitable again, but more damage occurred in 1941 and they stayed for two months with George Whitbread in Epping. Finally, in Autumn 1944, a V2 rocket landed just 30 0 yards away and brought down all ceilings, windows, doors, etc. Astonishingly, they continued to live in the house together with Brian and Grace after this, without windows and without daylight. They did have an air raid shelter which they dug and constructed themselves in the garden, although at times, when the air raids were less severe, they slept in the living room, which had been turned into a sort of fortress. They moved away from 191, Essex Road after the war and lived with Bert and Grace (their son and daughter-in-law) first at

86, Larkshall Road,

Highams Park

and later at

34, Underwood Road,

Chingford.

Finally, about 1969, they moved to a bungalow at

Lyminge,

Kent,

near to Bert and Grace.

Dr Frank Middlemiss online notes

Son: Ernest Thomas Middlemiss (born 1885 Hackney, London )  

Daughter: Mabel Victoria Middlemiss (born 1887 Hackney, London )  

Daughter: Elizabeth Hannah Middlemiss (born 1888 London Hackney )  

Daughter: Mabel Victoria Middlemiss (born 1896 London Hackney )  

Son: Reginald George Middlemiss (born 1900 London Hackney )  

Son: William Stone (born 9.8.1858 Middlesex, Bethnal Green )  

Son: Robert Thomas Stone (born 9.12.1860 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England )  

Son: Thomas Stone (born 1865 Middlesex, Bethnal Green )  



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Middlemiss in the 1902 electoral register for Bethnal Gr...
Edward Stone
Middlemiss’s probate record, showing two entries...

Present day Map with below census address/es in red

Census records:

1851 Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex
  
Dobson Thomas Head Married M 37 1814 Tailor Shoreditch, England
Dobson Maria Wife Married F 30 1821 Shoreditch, England
Dobson Maria Daughter F 9 1842 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Dobson Emma Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Dobson Mary Ann Daughter F 4 1847 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Dobson Sarah Daughter F 2 1849 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England
Stone Charlotte Widow F 61 1790 Silk Winder Spitalfields, Middlesex, England
Stone Ebenezer Son In Law M 24 1827 Type Founder Shoreditch, England 2916
Cole Sarah Grand Daughter F 19 1832 Silk Winder Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England

1861 2 Derbyshire Street, Derbyshire Street, London, Middlesex
  
Stowe Ebenezer S Head M 34 1827 Type Founder Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 2916
Stowe Elizabeth S Wife F 34 1827 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 357
Stowe Elizabeth S Daughter F 5 1856 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England 45
Stowe William Son M 2 1859 Scholar Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England 2917
Stowe Robert Thos Son M 0 1861 Scholar Shoreditch, Middlesex, England 4051

1861 Swiss Dairy, Finchley New Road, Hampstead, London
  
Middlemiss John Head Married M 39 1822 Dairyman Finchley, Middlesex 2898
Middlemiss Ruth Wife Married F 32 1829 Wing, Buckinghamshire 2899
Middlemiss Hannah Daughter F 12 1849 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex 2900
Middlemiss John Son M 10 1851 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex 2901
Middlemiss Henry Son M 9 1852 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex 2902
Middlemiss Edward Son M 7 1854 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex 44
Middlemiss Charles Son M 4 1857 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex 2903

1871 George Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex
  
Stone Ebenezer Head M 44 1827 Type Founder Middlesex, Shoreditch 2916
Stone Elizabeth Wife F 44 1827 Middlesex, Shoreditch 357
Stone Elizabeth Daughter F 15 1856 Toy Spring (??) Maker Middlesex, Bethnal Green 45
Stone William Son M 12 1859 Type Founder Middlesex, Bethnal Green 2917
Stone Thomas Son M 6 1865 Scholar Middlesex, Bethnal Green 2918

1871 Swiss Dairy Finchley New Road, St John Hampstead, London, Middlesex
  
Middemiss Ruth Head F 42 1829 Dairy Keeper Beds, Wing ovr Leighton 2899
Middemiss Hannah Daughter F 22 1849 Middlesex, Hampstead 2900
Middemiss Henry Son M 19 1852 Middlesex, Hampstead 2902
Middemiss Edward Son M 17 1854 Middlesex, Hampstead 44
Middemiss Charles Son M 14 1857 Middlesex, Hampstead 2903

1881 4, Clark Terrace Pratts Road, Hackney, Middlesex
  
Middlemiss Edward Head Married M 26 1855 Clerk , Hampstead, Middlesex 44
Middlemiss Elizabeth L Wife Married F 25 1856 Bethnal Green, Middlesex 45
Middlemiss Edward S Son Single M 1 1880 Dalston, Cumberland 360
Middlemiss Unchristened Son Single M 0 1881 Hackney, Middlesex 359
Bennett Harriet Nurse Widow F 69 1812 Nurse , St Lukes, Middlesex

1891 34, Glaskin Road, Hackney, London
  
Middlemiss Edward Head Married M 37 1854 Manager To Plate Glass Merchant Hampstead, London 44
Middlemiss Elizabeth S Wife Married F 35 1856 Bethnal Green, London 45
Middlemiss Edward S Son M 11 1880 Scholar Shoreditch, London 360
Middlemiss Alexander D Son M 10 1881 Scholar Hackney, London 359
Middlemiss Albert Henry Son M 7 1884 Scholar Hackney, London 46
Middlemiss Ernest H Son M 6 1885 Scholar Hackney, London 358
Middlemiss Elizabeth H Daughter F 3 1888 Hackney, London 47
Stone Elizabeth S Mother In Law Widow F 64 1827 Living On Own Means Shoreditch, London 357

1901 10, Tudor Road, Hackney, London
  
Middlemiss Edward Head Married M 47 1854 Glass Silverer Hampstead, London 44
Middlemiss Elizabeth S Wife Married F 45 1856 Bethnal Green, London 45
Middlemiss Edward S Son Single M 21 1880 Glass Silverers Clerk Shoreditch, London 360
Middlemiss Alexander W Son Single M 20 1881 Glass Silverer White Hackney, London 359
Middlemiss Albert H Son Single M 17 1884 Glass Silverer White Hackney, London 46
Middlemiss Ernest T Son Single M 16 1885 Hackney, London 358
Middlemiss Elizabeth H Daughter Single F 13 1888 Hackney, London 47
Middlemiss Mabel V Daughter Single F 14 1887 Hackney, London 356
Middlemiss Reginald G Son Single M 1 1900 Hackney, London 49
Stone Elizabeth S Mother-In-Law Widow F 74 1827 Shoreditch, London 357

1911 80 Devonshire Road Hackney, London
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Middlemiss Edward Head Married M 57 1854 Glass Merchants Clerk London Hampstead 44
Middlemiss Elizabeth Sarah Wife Married F 55 1856 London Bethnal Green 45
Middlemiss Albert Henry Son Single M 27 1884 Glass Silverer London Hackney 46
Middlemiss Elizabeth Hannah Daughter Single F 23 1888 Dressmaker London Hackney 47
Middlemiss Mabel Victoria Daughter F 14 1897 Embroidress London Hackney 48
Middlemiss Reginald George Son M 11 1900 School London Hackney 49

1911 Helena House, Canterbury Road, Leyton, Essex
  
Middlemiss Edward Stone Head Married M 31 1880 Accountant, Perfumery Dalston 360
Middlemiss Hilda Wife Married F 30 1881 Hackney 130
Middlemiss Edward Thomas Son M 2 1909 Hackney 361