Frederick William Hales

(born 1890 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 4 Jan 1893 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire)

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Maternal grandmother: Ann Panter (born 29 Jan 1810 Rushden, Northamptonshire died 24 May 1891 Stanwick, Northamptonshire)   View NotesHide notes  

Died of bronchitis and senility aged 81 in 1891 according to attached death record, widow of William Lilley, journeyman shoemaker. Thomas Clark, son-in-law in attendance.

Daughter of Richard and Ann.

Marriage on IGI

married 5 Mar 1830 Stanwick, Northamptonshire

Maternal grandfather: William Lilley (born 1809 Stanwick, Northamptonshire) (born Stanwick, Northamptonshire )  


Paternal grandmother: Martha Wright (born 1814 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire )  

married 20 Feb 1844 Odell, Bedfordshire

Paternal grandfather: William Hales (born 1820 Melchbourne, Bedfordshire )  


Mother: Eliza Lilley (born 25 Jan 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 4 Feb 1906)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised along with Susan Lilley on the 29th January 1864. Source: Rushden Methodist Circuit Baptisms 1864-1867.

married 31 Dec 1877 Stanwick, Northamptonshire

Father Robert Wright Hales (born 11 May 1852 Odell, Bedfordshire died 2 Mar 1911 Ditchford Mill, Bedfordshire)   View NotesHide notes  

These notes were taken from notes from my [Stephanie Thompson’s] cousin Carolyn Twyman (nee Booker) when she and husband Philip Twyman visited England in 1997. They had met May Berridge on a number of occasions as they lived in UK for some years and visited May often. May had a huge amount of history that she shared with Carolyn and Philip. You have got a photo of Carolyn (nee Booker) and Philip taken with May on one of their visits.

We know that Robert Wright Hales had a 2nd wife Sarah Annie Whiteman b 1876. They married in April/May 1909 in Wellingborough Vol. 3b Page 356. However when Robert died he had a joint gravestone with Eliza his first wife. They are buried in the St Laurence churchyard and the inscription reads:

“In loving memory of Eliza, the dearly loved wife of Robert W Hales of Ditchford Mill who fell asleep in Jesus February 4, 1906. Aged 57 years. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also. And he praiseth her. Also Robert Wright, husband of above March 2, 1911. Aged 58. At rest”.

Details of Robert’s estate in the index for 1911 read: “Robert Wright Hales of Ditchford Mill Irchester Northamptonshire died 2 March 1911 at Higham Ferrers in the said county. Administration London 9 May to Sarah Annie Hales, his widow. Effects 361 english pounds 7 shillings. Sarah lived at 32 Corporation terrace, High Ferrers, Northants.

From all accounts Sarah Annie Whiteman was a rather severe woman and did not have much to do with his former family. They may have even separated before he died hence his being buried with Eliza. We believe she remarried and lived in Rushden.

According to Richard Hales (he is still alive and we met him a couple of years ago when he was in New Zealand) Robert had a brother who had 2 sons. Will Hales lives in Sharnbrook and Albert Hales died early ‘70’s and his widow Florrie died September 1979. They had 2 sons Fred and Norman. Norman Hales was living at [details removed for privacy] Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Carolyn and Philip have a delightful letter in Eliza’s hand writing. Jon, I am not sure where this letter comes from but I have seen it when we visited with Carolyn and Philip a few months back. I think Carolyn may have got it from May Berridge.

It reads:
“Dear Christian Friends, with pleasure I write a few lines to your respecting my present feelings. I have to thank God that ever I was brought to know myself as a great sinner before God”.........

Notes kindly sent to me by Stephanie Thompson (née Clark)

Sister: Lily Maude Hales (born 5.2.1879 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 10.5.1879 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire)  

Sister: Florence Eliza Hales (born 25.3.1880 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 12.5.1966 Foxton, New Zealand) 6 children  

Husband: Herbert Clark (born 7.6.1878 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 16.9.1944 Masterton, New Zealand)  

Son: Frederick Robert Clark (born 24.9.1902 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 10.8.1979 Masterton, New Zealand)  

Daughter: Grace Lily Clark (born 19.7.1904 Stanwick, Northamptonshire died 10.1.1967 Eastbourne, New Zealand)   View NotesHide notes  

Died at her home 122 Muritai Road, Eastbourne.

Medical notes: died of Hepato-cardiac failure, 6 days, Secondary carcinomatosis liver-months; Primary carcinoma left breast, 5 years, renal failure, 3-4 days as certificate by Dr RM MARTIN.

Cremated Karori Cemetery. (Taken from Ancestors of Carolyn Rosemary Booker notes - 11/2/2012)

Daughter: Agnes Florence Clark (born 9.2.1913 Petone, New Zealand died 30.11.2007 Wanganui, New Zealand)   View NotesHide notes  

Agnes changed her name from Anges to Alyson by Deed in 1976. She married twice. First to Stephen (Steven) Francis Best in 1933 and secondly to Donald (Don) Gordon Topp. Donald was born in 1923 and died in Tauranga on 4 Januarhy 1982

aged 59. Don was a bus drivier for Newmans Bus Company

Son: Aliston Herbert Clark (born 6.12.1913 Petone, New Zealand died 9.8.1978 Waikato, New Zealand)  

Son: Phillip Thomas Clark (born 22.9.1916 Featherstone, New Zealand died 3.7.1992 Levin, New Zealand)  

Son: David Hales Clark (born 10.8.1919 Featherstone, New Zealand died 27.2.1985 Palmerston North, New Zealand)  

Sister: Lily Augusta Hales (born 7.10.1882 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 2.11.1936 Eastwood) 2 children  

Husband: Walter Berridge (born 1880 )  

Daughter: Margaret May Berridge (born 1911 New Zealand died 1995 Eastwood, Essex)  

Son: Robert John Berridge (born 1921 Rochford district, Essex died 2009 )   View NotesHide notes  

“Bob and Hilkka lived in a small modern home in Barrow in Furness. He worked on the submarines there. worked for a defence company at some stage and had made a few trips with them to USA for training etc. He was softly spoken and quite a private man. He was very happy with Hilkka, but was discreet about his other family.

“During WW2 he trained with the RAF at Perth, Scotland. His son Michael became a Dr and we think that he practices in Manchester. Steven married Pauline and had a daughter, Lauren. Pauline died in September 1995 and Steven was very distraught. We understand that Bob passed away in 2009 and unfortunately have lost touch with the family since then.”

This information is taken from an email sent to Stephanie Thompson by Philip Twyman who married her cousin Carolyn (nee Booker). They visited with Bob regularly when they lived in the UK.

Brother: Percy Robert Hales (born 24.11.1885 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 1962 Kettering, Northamptonshire)   View NotesHide notes  

Percy was Sapper 256065 in the Royal Engineers, WWI 

In 1937, two years after Mary Francis died, he married Gladys Muriel Leslie-Davis in Hammersmith, London

Wife: Mary Francis Goodwin (born 1879 Kettering, Northamptonshire died 1935 )  

Wife: Gladys Muriel Leslie-Davis (born 1884 )  

Brother: Harold Hales (born 11.2.1887 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire died 1959 Rushden, Northamptonshire) 3 children  

Wife: Ellen Hobbs (born 1895 )  

Wife: Edith Helen (Nellie) Bennett (born 1898 Rushden, Northamptonshire died 1987 Rushden, Northamptonshire)  

Daughter: May Emma Hobbs (born 1918 Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire died 24.12.2013 Rushden, Northamptonshire)  

Son: Richard Alan Hales (born 1927 Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire )  

Son: David J Hales (born 1929 Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire )  

Gladys Muriel
Leslie Davis, Percy Robert Hales and May Berridge
Agnes Florence
Clark (known as Mickie and she changed her name ...
Lilley’s Christian letter outlining her beliefs probabl...
Page 2 of Eliza
Lilley’s Christian notes
Eliza (Lilley)
Hales memorial card
Herbert and
Florence Clark, Featherston Cemetery, New Zealand
Bob and Hilkka
Berridge 1997 in their front room
Grace Lilly
Booker (née Clark) with daughter Carolyn Rosemary ...
Grace Lily
Clark with mother Florence Eliza Clark (née Hales)
Phillip Clark
with mother Florence and wife Beatrice (Mary)
Stephanie Clark
with parents Phillip and Mary, 1966
Florence Eliza
Clark (née Hales) at the Burrows wedding
Phillip Thomas
Clark, Beatrice Mary Clark, Aliston (Bert) and h...
P.T. (Phil)
Clark and B. Mary Clark memorial
Top L-R:
Frederick Clark, Agnes, unknown man, Grace Lily, Flore...
Phillip Thomas
Clark with his favourite niece Patricia Clark, d...
David Hales
Clark and his wife Ngaire Eleanor Himsley
Florence and
Herbert Clark
Florence Eliza
Clark (née Hales)
The children of
Florence Eliza Hales and Herbert Clark, taken i...
Ann Lilley -
death 1891 aged 81 certificate
Lily Augusta
Berridge (née Hales)
Robert and
Eliza Hales with children Percy, Florence, Harold an...
Robert and
Eliza Hales with children Florence, Lily and Harold ...
(Hales) and Herbert Clark, 1926
Manor House at
Sharnbrook where Florence Hales was in service b...
Phillip Thomas
Beatrice Norton
and Phillip Clark
Herbert Clark
and family bound for New Zealand on the Ionic, wh...
Possibly the
marrage of Percy Hales with Mary Frances Goodwin i...
The grave of
Eliza 1906 and Robert W Hales 1911 of Ditchford Hi...

Present day Map with below census address/es in red

Census records:

1841 Church Lane, Odell, Bedfordshire
Wright Robert M 50 1791 Ag Lab , Bedfordshire 775
Wright Sarah F 50 1791 Bedfordshire 776
Wright William M 14 1827 Bedfordshire
Wright Patience F 5 1836 Bedfordshire
Wright Mary F 2 1839 Bedfordshire 1250
Agatters Rebecca F 82 1759 Bedfordshire
Fennel William M 30 1811 Bedfordshire
Hale William M 20 1821 Gamekeeper Bedfordshire 536

1841 High Street, Odell, Bedfordshire
Coleman Charles M 60 1781 Baker Bedfordshire
Coleman John M 25 1816 Bedfordshire
Coleman William M 20 1821 Baker Bedfordshire
Wright Rebecah* F 22 1819 Bedfordshire
Wright Martha F 26 1815 Lacemaker Bedfordshire 537
Odell James M 26 1815 Ag lab Bedfordshire
Odell Caroline F 20 1821 Bedfordshire

1851 Cottage, High Street, Cold Brayfield, Buckinghamshire
Hales William Head Married M 30 1821 Gamekeeper , Melchbourne, Bedfordshire 536
Hales Martha Wife Married F 36 1815 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 537
Hales Tom Son M 6 1845 Scholar , Odell, Bedfordshire 538
Hales William Son M 1 1850 Odell, Bedfordshire 155
Wright Mary Daughter F 12 1839 Odell, Bedfordshire 1250

1851 Stanwick, Northamptonshire
Lilly Ann Head Married F 41 1810 Lace Maker Rushden, Northamptonshire 3241
Lilly Mary Daughter Unmarried F 13 1838 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3242
Lilly Sophia Daughter Unmarried F 10 1841 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3244
Lilly Susan Daughter Unmarried F 8 1843 Lace Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Lilly Harriot Daughter Unmarried F 5 1846 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3245
Lilly Eliza Daughter Unmarried F 2 1849 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234

1861 Keeper Lodge, Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales William Head Married M 41 1820 Game Keeper Milbourn, Bedfordshire 536
Hales Marsha Wife Married F 47 1814 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 537
Hales Tom Son Unmarried M 17 1844 Game Keeper Odell, Bedfordshire 538
Hales William Son Unmarried M 11 1850 Scholar Odell, Bedfordshire 155
Hales Robert Son M 8 1853 Scholar Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Susan Daughter F 6 1855 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 540
White Elizth ... Unmarried F 22 1839 House Servant ..., Wiltshire

1861 Lower Road, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
Lilley William Head Married M 52 1809 Shoe Maker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3240
Lilley Ann Wife Married F 50 1811 Rushden, Northamptonshire 3241
Lilley Mary Daughter Unmarried F 23 1838 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3242
Lilley Susan Daughter Unmarried F 18 1843 Shoe Closer Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Lilley Eliza Daughter F 12 1849 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234

1871 Blind Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
Lilley William Head Marr M 62 1809 Shoe maker Northamptonshire, Standwick 3240
Lilley Ann Wife Marr F 61 1810 Northamptonshire, Rushden 3241
Lilley William Son Un M 35 1836 Shoe maker Northamptonshire, Stanwick 3246
Lilley Eliza Daughter Un F 22 1849 Northamptonshire, Stanwick 3234

1871 Down Street, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales William Head M 50 1821 Agricultural Labourer Bedfordshire, Sharnbrook 536
Hales Martha Wife F 56 1815 Charwoman Bedfordshire, Melchbourne 537
Hales Robert Son M 18 1853 Miller Bedfordshire, Odell 539
Lineham Frances Emily Granddaughter F 5 1866 Scholar Northamptonshire, Northampton

1881 Stanwick, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
Clark Thomas Head Married M 34 1847 Gardener Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married F 38 1843 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3243
Clark Miriam Daughter Single F 8 1873 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3480
Clark Agnes Daughter Single F 5 1876 Scholar Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3481
Clark Herbert Son Single M 2 1879 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3472

1881 Up Street, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales William Head Married M 61 1820 Gen Lab Melchbourne, Bedfordshire 536
Hales Robert Grand Son Single M 12 1869 Gen Lab Leagrave, Bedfordshire 1253

1891 Bottom End [2], Stanwick, Northamptonshire
Clark Thomas Head Married M 44 1847 Gardener Stanwick 3479
Clark Susan Wife Married F 48 1843 Stanwick 3243
Clark Agnes Daughter Single F 15 1876 Stanwick 3481
Clark Herbert Son Single M 12 1879 Bakers Apprentice Stanwick 3472
Clark Albert Son M 9 1882 Scholar Stanwick 3967
Clark Sidney Son M 6 1885 Scholar Stanwick 3964

1891 Kennel Hill, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales Robert Wright Head Married M 37 1854 Journeyman Miller Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Eliza Wife Married F 42 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234
Hales Florence Eliza Daughter F 11 1880 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3235
Hales Lily Augusta Daughter F 8 1883 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3236
Hales Percy Robert Son M 6 1885 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3237
Hales Harold Son M 4 1887 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3238
Hales Frederick William Son M 0 1891 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3239

1901 Church Street, Stanwick, Northamptonshire
Clark Herbert Head Single M 22 1879 Master Baker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3472
Clark Albert Brother Single M 19 1882 Bootmaker Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3967

1901 Ditchford Mill, Irchester, Northamptonshire
Hales Robert W Head Married M 48 1853 Miller Odell, Bedfordshire 539
Hales Eliza Wife Married F 52 1849 Stanwick, Northamptonshire 3234
Hales Florence E Daughter Single F 21 1880 Housemaid Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3235
Hales Lily A Daughter Single F 18 1883 Housemaid Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3236
Hales Percy R Son M 16 1885 Miller Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3237
Hales Harold Son M 14 1887 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 3238

1911 138 Queen St, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Bennett James Head Married M 48 1863 Currier Little Staughton, Beds 3512
Bennett Adelaide Wife Married 13 years F 38 1873 Rushden, Northants 3513
Bennett Horace Son Single M 25 1886 Working Currier Rushden, Northants 3514
Bennett Leonard Son Single M 23 1888 Working Currier Rushden, Northants 3515
Bennett Edith Helen Daughter F 13 1898 Rushden, Northants 3511
Bennett Constance Daughter F 8 1903 Rushden, Northants 3516

1911 87 High Street Rushden, Northamptonshire
Perkins George Herbert Head Married M 31 1880 Secretary Of Public Company Northants Rushden
Perkins Louisa Maud Wife Married7 years F 31 1880 Northants Rushden
Hales Harold Boarder Single M 24 1887 Certificated Teacher Elementary Beds Sharnbrook 3238

1911 Ditchford Mill, Northamptonshire
Hales Percy Robert Head Married2 years M 26 1885 Flour Mill Foreman Bedfordshire Sharnbrook 3237
Hales Mary Francis Wife Married F 31 1880 Northamptonshire Kettering 3471
Pettit William John Boarder Single M 22 1889 Millers Waggoner Bedfordshire Harrold