Matilda Somerset

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Personal and Family Information

Matilda was born in 1849 in Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of Henry William Somerset but her mother is unknown.[Note 2]

She died on 27 DEC 1914 in Lambeth, London.[Note 3]

Her husband was Albert Edwin Roads, whom she married in 1871 in Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire. Their eight known children were Alfred Henry (c1872-?), Agnes Somerset (c1874-1945), Arthur Ernest (c1877->1881), Minnie Gertrude (c1878-1964), Edgar Bertram Somerset (c1880-c1922), Frederick Harold (c1882-?), Edward Herbert (c1886-?) and John Somerset (1888-1949).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Matilda Somerset
(1849-1914)

 

Henry William Somerset
(<1829-?)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1849
Place: Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire
1881 census - mormon CD version
Source: 1881 census - mormon CD version
Authors: tr. SKF
Publisher: Church of latter-day saints

Roads research by Ann Johnston
Source: Roads research by Ann Johnston
Authors: Ann Johnston
Publisher: email to skf Dec 03

See Note 2
Death27 DEC 1914
Place: Lambeth, London
Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
Source: Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
Authors: Jeanette Farnham
Publisher: email to skf April 2006

See Note 3
Census1881
Place: Hillesden, Buckinghamshire
Type: Census
1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)
Source: 1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)

See Note 4
Census1891
Place: London
Type: Census
Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
Source: Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
Authors: Jeanette Farnham
Publisher: email to skf April 2006

See Note 5

Notes

Note 1

BIOGRAPHY: Matilda's family on her fathers side were wealthy landowners in Wiltshire and some of the grand houses they used to own are still there Linda and I went to Milton Lilbourne, Wilts and she took me to see the family graves and the church where Matilda and Albert were married. <from Jeanette Farnham>

Note 2

who married Matilda Somerset (1849-1914)

Note 3

We think that it was after Albert's death that Matilda turned to drink and set her room alight with a spirit lamp, it happened just before Christmas in 1914, she didn't die until 27th December, Minnie could never celebrate Christmas from that time.So, from riding to hounds in the green countryside of Wiltshire to the slums of Lambeth, its enough to turn anyone to drink!

Note 4

Dwelling:

Census Place: Hillesden, Buckingham, England

Source: FHL Film 1341359 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1486 Folio 51 Page 6

Marr Age Sex Birthplace

Albert E. ROADS M 33 M Brill, Buckingham, England

Rel: Head

Occ: Farm Bailiff

Matilda ROADS M 31 F Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, England

Rel: Wife

Arthur E. ROADS 4 M Hillesden, Buckingham, England

Rel: Son

Minnie G. ROADS 3 F Hillesden, Buckingham, England

Rel: Daur

Edgar B. S. ROADS 1 M Hillesden, Buckingham, England

Rel: Son

Elizabeth GIBBS 12 F Preston Bissett, Buckingham, England

Rel: Serv

Occ: General Servant

Note 5

The family are in London on the 1891 census,

Sources

  1. 1881 census - mormon CD version
    Source: 1881 census - mormon CD version
    Authors: tr. SKF
    Publisher: Church of latter-day saints
  2. Roads research by Ann Johnston
    Source: Roads research by Ann Johnston
    Authors: Ann Johnston
    Publisher: email to skf Dec 03
  3. Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
    Source: Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
    Authors: Jeanette Farnham
    Publisher: email to skf April 2006
  4. 1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)
    Source: 1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)
  5. Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
    Source: Roads research by Jeanette Farnham
    Authors: Jeanette Farnham
    Publisher: email to skf April 2006