Albert George Roberts

(born 14 Aug 1902 Islington died 3 Apr 1952 St Albans)

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Maternal grandmother: Louisa Elizabeth Williams (born 1853 Northamptonshire died 1935 Bedford)  

married 1875 Northampton

Maternal grandfather: William Hales (born 1850 Odell, Bedfordshire died 1893 Bedford)  


Paternal grandmother: Elizabeth White (born 4.3.1848 Bloomsbury, London died 5.1941 )  

married 1873 St Geo Han Sq

Paternal grandfather: Thomas William Roberts (born 28.1.1842 All Saints, Worcestershire died 28.3.1917 Stoke Newington)   View NotesHide notes  

Was still a baker in 1874 at Christening of Elizabeth and living at 37 Eagle St. In 1875 they were living at 55 Theobolds Road according to Christening record of Thomas William 1875. Could not find other records, but they moved about a bit it seems.

Listed in 1906 Kellys directory as furniture dealer at 224 Hornsey Road.


Mother: Martha Hannah Hales (born 3 Mar 1878 Yorks Sheffield died 21 Oct 1957 Islington)   View NotesHide notes  

Record of approx birth on IGI - which is presumably derived from census returns. 1939 Register confirms actual date of birth.

married 22 Jun 1901 Islington, London

Father John Gough Roberts (born 21 Jun 1878 Walworth, London died 27 Jun 1957 Islington)   View NotesHide notes  

Birth registered at St Saviour, Southwark, July 1878

Married 22nd June 1901 (see attached image) at Camden Road Baptist Church. "The bride was neatly attired, and was given away by her eldest brother Mr W J Hales. The four bridesmaids were Miss E R Hales... and three Misses Roberts... Mr G Perry was best man". 

Living at 63 Roman Road in 1906 according to Christening record for son John.

Listed at 361 Caledonian Road in 1916 and 1929 as a furniture dealer according to the Post Office Directory. Also on electoral register at same address in 1931.

Buried 1st July 1960 in Islington Cemetery according to deceasedonline - but this conflicts with my date of death above, so wonder if the year is incorrect. There is one other John Gough Roberts, born in Wrexham district in 1897 - so perhaps this is him but it seems unlikely as Islington was our John’s haunt.

Brother: John Edward William Roberts (born 21.2.1906 Islington died 1973 Bedford, Bedfordshire)  

Sister: Ellen Louisa (Nellie) Roberts (born 2.11.1908 Islington died 3.1997 Islington) 5 children  

Husband: William Turp (born 1909 ? prob. Edmonton )  

Son: William John Turp (born 1936 Islington )  

Daughter: Mary B Turp (born 1938 Islington )   View NotesHide notes  

Probably married John A C Bryant in 1967 Islington. Marriage was to a Mary E Turp, but I could find no record of a Mary E Turp birth. Perhaps the middle name is Betty/Elizabeth or it was a typo. No record of any children.

Daughter: Beryl E Turp (born 1942 Islington )  

Son: David G Turp (born 1947 Islington )  

Son: Paul R Turp (born 1948 Islington )  

Sister: Mary Grace Roberts (born 4.3.1913 Islington died 1988 Bedford)   View NotesHide notes  

Possibly had daughter Barbara J Wilkinson in 1944 Bedford

Husband: George Wilkinson (born 1911 )  

Sister: Dorothy Edith Roberts (born 8.6.1915 Islington died 17.3.1993 Islington)   View NotesHide notes 1 children  

Was living at 32 Roman Way, Islington N7 at time of death in 1993 - see attached probate record

Daughter: Anne Roberts (born 1945 Islington, Middlesex ??? )   View NotesHide notes  

Birth is very approximate. Dorothy is known to have had daughter Ann out of wedlock. It is also possible she was born in 1933 and given surname of Dorbin (in terms that it was the only matching record I could find for Islington - lot of a long-shot).

Wife: Elsie Ivy Tappin (born 18.8.1908 London Deptford died 2.10.2006 Launceston) married 30.5.1931  

Daughter: Margaret Ann Roberts (born 23.3.1934 Islington, London died 15.9.1991 Barnstaple, Devon) 4 children  

Husband: Peter Frederick Boyd Bearman (born 11.4.1932 died 14.10.2012 Uckfield, East Sussex)  

Husband: Eugene Peters (born 11.5.1939 Hitchin )  

Daughter: Penelope Jane Bearman (born 31.12.1958 )  

Son: Jonathan Boyd Bearman (born 3.3.1960 Hemel Hempstead )  

Daughter: Amanda (Mandy) Jacquelline Peters (born 23.1.1968 Epping )  

Son: Brian Tristram Peters (born 11.6.1972 Exmouth )  

Daughter: Christine Winifred Roberts (born 16.6.1935 Barnet, Hertfordshire ) 3 children  

Husband: Laurence Seguin Oliver (born 1924 St Albans, Hertfordshire died 16.11.2016 )   View NotesHide notes  

Laurie shared his middle name with his grandfather on his mother’s side, George Seguin Portch. A search on FMP reveals only one marriage between a Seguin and a Portch and that was 15th April 1798 between Martha Seguin and Robert Portch in London — perhaps an ancestor

Daughter: Susan S Oliver (born 14.7.1955 St Albans )  

Daughter: Alison S Oliver (born 13.3.1957 St Albans )  

Son: Stephen L Oliver (born 8.2.1960 )  

Son: David Roberts (born 22.9.1939 )  

Son: Kenneth J Roberts (born 22.7.1941 St Albans, Hertfordshire ) 2 children  

Wife: Eithne Sterrett (born 22.7.1941 )  

Son: Neil Michael Roberts (born 24.8.1971 )  

Son: John Barnaby Roberts (born 9.6.1980 )  

Wedding John
Gough Roberts with Martha Hannah Hale 22nd June 19...
Marriage of
John Gough Roberts to Martha Hannah Hales in 1901, ...
P14: Donald
Bearman with Pippa, 1926
P16: Pippa
Bearman with ? at Deal, 1926
P20: Pippa and
Rosalind Bearman with Nanny Warner, 1929
P22: Rosalind
and Pippa at Deal, group at Deal, 1930-31
p24: Peter
Bearman in pram at Deal with sisters Pippa and Rosal...
The Bearmans,
presumably at Noonsun in the late 1940s
L-R Margaret
Bearman (neé Roberts), Penny Bearman, Ken Roberts...
John Gough
Roberts listed in the 1929 Kellys directory as a fur...
Index to Peter
Bearman’s photo album from his parent’s nega...
P1: Ethel C
Webb’s graduation and marriage to Donald B Bearma...
P2: Alfred
Robert Webb and wife Sarah née Fidler, Frederick We...
P3: Sarah
(Fidler) Webb in garden at 18 Allendale Road, Enfield
P4-5: Sarah
Webb, Alfred Robert Webb in Enfield, Donald Bearman...
p6-7: Donald
and Ethel Webb’s wedding and honeymoon in France
P8: Donald
Bearman and wife Ethel (Webb)
P9: Holiday in
France, Nanny Rainbow, Pippa and ?. Top right im...
P10: Pippa
Bearman with Nanny Rainbow and mother Ethel
P11: Pippa with
father Donald Bearman, and Donald with Ethel
P12: Noonsun
– 25 Churchfields, Broxbourne; Pippa Bearman...
P13: Noonsun 25
Churchfields, Broxbourne, Herts, 1920s and 1950...
P15: Mrs
Pledger and Pippa Bearman, and Ethel and Pippa at Deal...
P17: Pippa
Bearman with Auntie Katie (Wright) Mrs Pledger and M...
P19: Pippa
Bearman in Churchfields private road, with Donald, P...
P19: Pippa
Bearman with father Donald, Nanny Warner and Rosalin...
P21: Pippa
Bearman, Peggy Huxley & ?, Pippa and Marianne Rankin...
P23: Nurse Wood
and Peter Bearman at home, Rosalind, Nursie and...
p25: Peter
Bearman with sisters Rosalind and Pippa, also older ...
p26: Grandpa
Alfred Webb and group; Ethel Bearman, Ros and ?; E...
P27: Pippa
Bearman & Rachel, Marianne Rankin, Myra & Peggy Huxl...
P28: Ros and
Ethel Bearman, Peggy Huxley, Bettie, Auntie Katie ...
P29: Ros and
Pippa Bearman by the Lea, Ethel Bearman, Donald Be...
P30: Pippa
Bearman and Auntie Katie; Peter Bearman and sister R...
P31: Peter in
Noonsun garden; and with Pippa and Rosalind + te...
P32: Bearman
family at Walton on the Naze, twins Gyp. 1936/7.
P33: Bearman
family at Walton on the Naze, twins Gyp. 1936/7.
P34: Mrs
Bowman, caretaker of Beechcrest, Deal for the Bearmans...
P35: Deal, Kent
in the 1950s
P36: Deal, Kent
in the 1950s
P37: Deal, Kent
in the 1950s
P38: Churchill;
Peter Bearman 1950s
P39: Farrier St
and West St, 1950s
P40: More Deal
views and Ethel and Donald Bearman, late 1960s o...
Ethel and
Donald Bearman and children Peter, Rosalind and Pippa...
Peter Bearman,
presumably at Christmas lunch at school, late 19...
generations: Margaret Roberts, her father Albert Roberts, ...
generations: Margaret Roberts, her mother Elsie Ivy Robert...
Penny Bearman
with cousins Alison and Susan Oliver
Penny Bearman
and sister Mandy Peters
Donald and
Ethel Bearman’s Ruby Anniversary, 29 September 196...
Ethel Bearman
(neé Webb) with Jonathan Bearman, around 1965 ne...
Donald and
Ethel Bearman’s Ruby Wedding, 29 September 1962

Census records (24):

1851 4, New Street, Saint Giles’s Fields, Finsbury, Middlesex
White John Head Married M 30 1821 Fruit Seller Ireland 273
White Ellen Wife Married F 26 1825 Fruit Seller Ireland 274
White Elizabeth Daughter F 3 1848 Fruit Seller St Giles, Middlesex 11
White Margaret Daughter F 0 1851 St Giles, Middlesex 275
Sulivan Abigail Mother In Law Widow F 60 1791 Maintained By Her Family Ireland 276
Lines John Lodger Unmarried M 25 1826 Fruit Seller Ireland
Desmond John Lodger Unmarried M 20 1831 Fruit Seller Ireland
Desmond Patk Lodger Unmarried M 18 1833 Fruit Seller Ireland

1851 Birdport, St Andrew, Worcester, Worcestershire
Roberts William Widower M 56 1795 Lab General Beradly, Worcestershire 128
Roberts Thomas Son Unmarried M 9 1842 Scholar All Saints, Worcestershire 7
Jones Henry Visitor Unmarried M 13 1838 Agg Lab Wickenford, Worcestershire
Hooper Emma House Keeper Unmarried F 26 1825 Serv Hollow, Worcestershire

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

1861 12, Bouverie Street, Priory Of St Andrew, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Williams John Head Married M 35 1826 Boot Maker Kettering, Northamptonshire 164
Williams Hannah Wife Married F 37 1824 Weldon, Northamptonshire 162
Williams Pearcy Son M 10 1851 Scholar Weldon, Northamptonshire 166
Williams Louisa Daughter F 8 1853 Scholar Northampton 156
Williams Emma Daughter F 3 1858 Northampton 163
Faulks Mary A Boarder Widow F 31 1830 Laundress Weldon, Northamptonshire

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

1871 325 Walworth Road, St Mary Newington, London, Surrey
Siddle John J Head M 30 1841 Germany
Siddle Mary Wife F 23 1848 Surrey
Siddle Williamina Servant F 22 1849 Germany
Roberts Thomas W Servant M 28 1843 Baker Worcester City 7
Bartlett George W Servant M 18 1853 Gloucestershire
Freeman William Servant M 16 1855 Kent

1871 Bourene Street, St Andrew Priory, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Clarke Richard Head M 48 1823 Shoe Pegger Northants, Stanwick 2675
Clarke Hannah Wife F 47 1824 Clothes Mayler [??] Northants, Little Weldon 162
Clarke Mary E Daughter F 20 1851 Dressmaker Northampton
Clarke Sarah A Daughter F 16 1855 Shoe Machine Closer [??] Northampton
Williams Louisa E Step-Daughter F 18 1853 Shoe Machine Closer [??] Northampton 156
Williams Emma Step-Daughter F 13 1858 Clothes Mangler Assist Northampton 163
Martin Thomas Boarder M 80 1791 Retired Sallon Chandler Northants, Bullwick

1881 45, St Johns Rd, Sheffield, Yorkshire (West riding)
Hales Wm Head Married M 31 1850 Railway Porter Odell, Bedfordshire 155
Hales Louisa Elizth Wife Married F 28 1853 Northampton, Northamptonshire 156
Hales Louisa Kate Daughter Single F 4 1877 Sheffield, Yorkshire 157
Hales Martha Hannah Daughter Single F 3 1878 Sheffield, Yorkshire 40
Hales Wm John Son Single M 1 1880 Sheffield, Yorkshire 158

1881 9, Tonbridge St, St Pancras, Middlesex
Roberts Thomas W Head Married M 39 1842 Baker Worcester, Worcestershire 7
Roberts Elizth Wife Married F 33 1848 Bloomsbury, Middlesex 11
Roberts E E Daughter Single F 7 1874 Bloomsbury, Middlesex 8
Roberts E M Daughter Single F 4 1877 Walworth, Surrey 12
Roberts J B G Son Single M 2 1879 Walworth, Surrey 13
Roberts L K R Daughter Single F 1 1880 Peckham, Surrey 14

1891 106, Hornsey Road, Islington, London, London
Roberts Thomas W Head Married M 49 1842 Furniture Dealer Worcester 7
Roberts Elizabeth Wife Married F 43 1848 Bloomsbury, London 11
Roberts Elizabeth E Daughter Single F 17 1874 Machinist Holborn, London 8
Roberts Esther M Daughter F 14 1877 Walworth, London 12
Roberts John J Son M 12 1879 Walworth, London 13
Roberts Lilian R Daughter F 11 1880 Peckham, London 14
Roberts Evelyn V Daughter F 9 1882 St Pancras, London 15
Roberts Mabel B Daughter F 8 1883 Islington, London 10
Roberts Florence M Daughter F 5 1886 Islington, London 9
Roberts Wilfred L Son M 3 1888 Islington, London 16

1891 Down Street, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales William Head Married M 41 1850 Fishmonger Odell, Bedfordshire 155
Hales Lousia E Wife Married F 38 1853 Northamptonshire 156
Hales Lousia Kate Daughter Single F 14 1877 General Servant Sheffield, Yorkshire 157
Hales Martha H Daughter Single F 13 1878 Scholar Sheffield, Yorkshire 40
Hales William J Son M 11 1880 Scholar Sheffield, Yorkshire 158
Hales Albert T Son M 9 1882 Scholar Sheffield, Yorkshire 159
Hales Edith R Daughter F 5 1886 Scholar Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 160
Hales Mary E Daughter F 2 1889 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 161

1901 1, Isledon Road, Islington, London
Pinnock Charles Head Widower M 52 1849 Provision Merchant Pimlico, London
Pinnock Pollie C Daughter Single F 30 1871 Housekeeper Camden Town, London
Pinnock James C Son Single M 24 1877 Provision Salesman Islington, London
Pinnock Roland J Son Single M 21 1880 Provision Salesman Islington, London
Pinnock Joseph R Brother Single M 40 1861 Provision Salesman Brighton, Sussex
Hales Martha H Servant Single F 23 1878 General Domestic Sheffield, Yorkshire 40

1901 166, Hornsey Road, Islington, London
Roberts Thomas W Head Married M 59 1842 Furniture Worcester 7
Roberts Elizabeth Wife Married F 53 1848 Bloomsbury, London 11
Roberts Elizabeth E Daughter Single F 27 1874 Mantle Finisher Holborn, London 8
Roberts John G Son Single M 22 1879 Furniture Dealer Walworth, London 13
Roberts Lilian R Daughter Single F 21 1880 Blouse Maker Peckham, London 14
Roberts Mabel B Daughter Single F 18 1883 Blouse Maker Islington, London 10
Roberts Florence Daughter F 14 1887 Mothers Help Islington, London 9

1901 High Street Tinkers Alley, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Hales Louisa E Head Widow F 48 1853 Laundress , Northampton 156
Hales Louisa K Daughter Single F 24 1877 Waitress , Sheffield, Yorkshire 157
Hales Edith R Daughter Single F 15 1886 Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire 160

1911 30 Thorpedale Road, Tollington Park, London NO, London
Tappin William Charles Head Married M 28 1883 Electric Tram Car Conductor London Islington 70
Tappin Hannah Wife Married F 28 1883 London St Pancras 71
Tappin Elsie Ivy Daughter F 2 1909 London Deptford 72

1911 359 Caledonian Road Holloway N, London
Roberts John Gough Head Married M 32 1879 Locksmith, own account London Walworth 13
Roberts Martha Hannah Wife Married F 33 1878 Yorks Sheffield 40
Roberts Albert George Son M 8 1903 London Islington 41
Roberts John Edward William Son M 5 1906 London Islington 42
Roberts Ellen Louisa Daughter F 2 1909 London Islington 43

1911 73 Tynemouth Road Tottenham, Middlesex
Roberts Thomas William Head Married M 69 1842 Uphalsterer Worcestershire Worcester 7
Roberts Elizabeth Wife Married F 64 1847 Household London Ciy 11
Roberts Elizabeth Emma Daughter Single F 37 1874 Machinist, Blouse Maker London Ciy 8
Roberts Lilian Catherine Rose Daughter Single F 31 1880 Shop Assistant In Laundry London Ciy 14
Roberts Florence Alice Maud Daughter Single F 24 1887 Milliner London Ciy 9

1911 Co-op Terrace, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Hales Louisa Head Widow F 57 1854 Laundress Norths Northampton 156
Hales Edith Rosa Daughter Single F 24 1887 Laundress Beds Sharnbrook 160

1921 361 Caledonian Rd, Lower Holloway, Islington, London
Roberts John Gough Head Married M 42 1878 Home Furnisher, Employer Walworth, London 13
Roberts Martha Hannah Wife Married F 43 1878 Home Duties Sheffield, Yorkshire 40
Roberts Albert George Son Single M 18 1902 Advertising Clerk Islington, London 41
Roberts John Edward William Son Single M 15 1906 General Assistant (shop), J G Roberts House Furnisher Islington, London 42
Roberts Ellen Louisa Daughter Both alive F 12 1908 Islington, London 43
Roberts Dorothy Edith Daughter Both alive F 6 1915 Islington, London 368
Pateman Ada Visitor Married F 36 1884 Maidwell, Northamptonshire

1939 11 Francis Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Roberts Albert G Married M 37 1902 Compiler of a Directory 14th August 41
Roberts Elsie I Married F 31 1908 Unpaid Domestic Duties 18th August 72
Roberts Margaret A Single F 5 1934 Single 23rd March 113
Roberts David Single M 0 1939 Single 281
Tappin Hannah Married F 56 1883 Unpaid Domestic Duties 8th January 71

1939 57 Ronalds Road, Islington, London
Roberts John G Married M 61 1878 Furniture Dealer 21st June 13
Roberts Martha H Married F 61 1878 Unpaid domestic duties 3rd March 40
Roberts John E W Single M 33 1906 Ice Cream Vendor 21st February 42
Roberts Dorothy E Single F 24 1915 Invoice Typist 8th June 368
Mitchell Walter G Single M 34 1905 Carpenter (General) 11th October

1939 73 Tynemouth Road, Tottenham, Middlesex
Roberts Elizabeth Widowed F 93 1846 Incapacitated 1st Oct 11
Roberts Elizabeth E Single F 65 1874 Unpaid domestic duties 17th Feb 8
Roberts Lilian C R Single F 60 1879 Clerk (Market Transport) 17th Nov 14

1939 Delamere Odell Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
Wilkinson George Married M 28 1911 Carpenter and Joiner 1st May 1911 4287
Wilkinson M G Married F 26 1913 Unpaid Domestic Duties 4th Mar 1913 367
Turp Ellen L Married F 31 1908 Unpaid Domestic Duties 2nd Nov 1908 43
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1939 Street Farm, Deben, Suffolk
Cornell Rowland G Married M 35 1904 General Farmer (Own Account) 9th February
Cornell Married F 51 1888 Unpaid domestic duties assisting f 11th April
Bearman Donald B Married M 49 1890 Chartered Accountant 24th May 31
Bearman Ethel C Married F 46 1894 University Lecturer (Languages) 7th October 37
Wood Vera K Single F 35 1904 Children’s Nurse 25th March 4084
Bearman Eirene M Single F 13 1926 At School 271
Bearman Rosalind A Single F 10 1929 At School 23rd April 272
Bearman Peter F B Single M 7 1932 At School 114