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The Alexander Family
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Joseph Alexander§ of Shaw, Berkshire married Sarah Watkins§ banns October 1788, marriage 7th October 1788 - source Ramsbury marriage registers
Their son:

William Alexander§, labourer, bap 15th Jan 1792, married Sarah Rosier§ on 20th MAY 1813 Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England
1851 census:
William Alexander aged 64, born Axford, an ag lab., living Mill Lane, Ramsbury with wife Sarah, aged 64, born Ramsbury [possibly not them as ages a bit dodgy].

Their children:

Anne Alexander bap. 14th Nov 1813, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

William Alexander bap. 21st Jul 1816, Ramsbury, Wiltshire married Sarah Shuttle (b. abt 1818, Froxfield, Ramsbury) on 7th Dec 1844. She already had a son, David Shuttle, b. abt 1837, Froxfield.
Their daughter:
Harriet Louisa Alexander, b. abt. 1849
1851 census: William Alexander aged 33, an ag lab., living Oxford Street, Ramsbury with family
1861 census: William Alexander aged 44, an ag. lab., living Mill Lane, Ramsbury with his family and father
1871 census: William Alexander aged 54, a labourer, living High Street, Ramsbury with wife Sarah and daughter Harriet (unmarried, aged 23)
1881 census: William Alexander aged 61, an ag. labourer and a widower, living High Street, Ramsbury
1891 census: William Alexander in Hungerford Workhouse

Louisa Alexander bap. 26th Dec 1819, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

George Alexander bap. 22 Dec 1822, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

John Alexander bap. 13th Feb 1825, died 20th July 1826, Ramsbury, Wiltshire
Joseph Alexander§ bap 1827, Ramsbury, Wiltshire

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Married
Eleanor Allen§ on 24/12/1854 at the Parish Church of St George, Bloomsbury
Both living at 14 Brunswick Mews, St George, ST GILES at the time of their marriage.
Living at Eden Place, Wandsworth when Sarah born in
1860.
Joseph was a labourer in 1866, living at
Swingbridge House, Wandsworth
1871 census: living in Church Walk, Wandsworth aged 47
1881 census: living at 113 North Street Wandsworth. Engine stoker
Died on 12th July
1882, aged 53, at home, Swingbridge House, Wandsworth, of cancer of the liver, from which he had suffered for two years and peritonitis for 42 hours. His death was registered by E. Allen, shown as his sister-in-law (actually his late wife's aunt). He was buried on 17th July 1882 at All Saint's Wandsworth (have Parish Record).

Their children:

1. William Alexander

born: 1856, Surrey, Wandsworth
William was an engine stoker at Wandsworth
Married
Elizabeth Lock AMJ 1881 Wandsworth 1d 1013 (source: FreeBMD after seeing Cecil Lock is cousin)
1861 census: Elizabeth is 3 years old and living with her parents William and Elizabeth. William is an ag. Lab, aged 34 (b.1827), born Bishops Lydeard. Elizabeth snr is 31(b. 1830), also born BL. They have other children: Sarah, 7 (1854); James, 5 (1856)(who goes on to be a Police Constable in London); Johana 10 months.
1871 census Elizabeth is 12 and still living with her parents in BL along with her siblings: James 14, Henry 6,(1865) Eliza Ann 4 (1867) and Caroline 1 (1870) . Where is Johana?
1881 census: Elizabeth Lock is a cook for the Simpson family of 16 Kent Terrace St Marylebone, London.
Shortly afterwards she and William Alexander marry.
1883: 22nd January
William Albert Alexander is born. (Got birth cert) At the time his father William is a stoker at a candle factory and they are living at 110 (?)116(?) Maysoule Road, Battersea.
1891 census William is living 12 Wandsworth Bd Road, a tallow stoker at Price's candle factory, with wife Elizabeth born 1859 Bishops Lydeard, Somerset and son William Albert Alexander, aged 8. Also living there: Cecil Lock, a cousin, aged 5, born Colnbrook, Surrey and two boarders, Herbert Peacock, age 23, a Timber Merchant's clerk born East Malesy, Surrey and Frank E. S Rigby, aged 27, an assistant vestry clerk, born Brighton, Sussex.
1901 census: aged 45, living at 33 Birdhurst Road with wife, Elizabeth, aged 42, a house hair worker, born in Somerset Bishops Lyde and their son William A. aged 18.

2. Emily Alexander

born: 1858 Surrey, Wandsworth, laundress.
1891 census she is head of the family living Swingbridge House back with Sarah, Alfred, John and Mona as well as Emily Allen. They are all laundresses apart from John who is a printer's apprentice and Mona who has no occupation listed.
Can't find on 1901 census.

3. Sarah Ann Alexander

born: 21 Feb 1860, Eden Place Wandsworth Surrey
1901 census: single, aged 39, laundress and employer working at home: B Swingbridge House, Wandsworth. Living with her are Alfred and Eleanor as well as aunt Emily Allen.
"Had her own laundry business in London". (Nana)
How long was Swingbridge House a laundry? 1911 census will prove interesting.

4. Lily Alexander

born: 1864, Surrey, Wandsworth, twin sister of Rose birth ref Wandsworth 1d 471
Married
William Mayne, b 1864/5, Surrey, Wandsworth possibly married Jun 1887
At 1891 census living in in 4 Sandown Place, Wandsworth (he is a laundryman) with their daughter Daisy E Mayne, aged 2 and cousin William S Mayne, a tailor, born Exeter, Devon. Also present is a visitor, William M Wallis, a bricklayer aged 24, born Spalding Lincoln.
At 1901 census living in 4 Sandown Place, Wandsworth as laundryman and laundress with their daughter Daisy E Mayne, aged 12, and son William R Mayne, aged 5, plus their servant, Florence Fletcher aged 18.

5. Rose Alexander

born: 1864, Surrey, Wandsworth, twin sister of Lily

In June 1889 she married Arthur Luke Barber, born 1864, Greenwich, London, a stone mason. She was a laundress.

At 1891 census living 53 St Margaret's Place, Twickenham, she is a laundress, he is a stonemason.
At 1901 census living at Turnworth, Holly Road, Twickenham





6. Alice Alexander§

born: 11 Apr 1866, Swingbridge House, Surrey, Wandsworth (HAVE BIRTH CERT)
Birth registered on 21/05/1866


Married
Frederick William Webb§ and had 3 sons and a daughter.

1901 census - aged 33 - living at 19 Somerley Street, Wandsworth, with Frederick (husband), Frederick & Edward (sons)

Ran a laundry business at St Matthew's Road, London

died aged 68 on 25 Jul 1934, Interred at Wandsworth cemetery

7. Alfred Alexander

born 28th October 1868, Swingbridge House, Wandsworth. (HAVE BIRTH CERT)
1901 census: single, aged 30, working at home: B Swingbridge House Wandsworth, living with Sarah, Eleanor (sisters) and aunt Emily Allen. Laundryman.

8. John Joseph Alexander has his own page!


born: 1873, Wandsworth. For full details click
here!

9. Mona Eleanor (Nelly) Alexander

born: Nov 1875, Surrey.
Her mother died 7 days after her birth.
1901 census: single, aged 25, laundress + worker working at home: B Swingbridge House, Wandsworth
On 17th October
1908 she married Henry Whiten Geary, a 25 year old police constable, son of Charles Murray Geary, a deceased shop keeper. Their address at marriage was 21 Milner Road and they married at Thornton Heath parish church, Surrey. Their witnesses were Arthur Barber, Mona's brother-in-law and Rose Geary.