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Elham Post

Henry Clayson  ( 1863 - 1948 )

parents George & Hannah BROCKMAN
born in Elham 1863
christened in Elham 12 Apr 1863
died in West Hampstead London 1948
effects £213 1s 9d
   After his apprenticeship, Henry met and married Annie Bristow while he was living in Folkestone. They moved to Thames Ditton, close to Annie's family, where Henry plied his trade as carpenter. During the early 1900's, Grand Trunk Railroad sent out flyers or advertisements calling for skilled labour to come to Canada to work on the railroad. At that same time, Henry's wife, Annie, died leaving him with three children, two very young. Henry remarried, to Louisa, cousin to his first wife who had come in to help with the children. Both Henry, and his son George, were skilled carpenters, the building market had taken a downturn, and so they both took positions with Grand Trunk to build passenger coach cars, which at that time were made of wood. They lived in Monreal in Pointe Ste. Charles and Henry did this for many years. By 1925, his children grown or gone, his son George, who had become a member of the Royal Fellowship of Organists, and a skilled musician, contracted Spanish Influenza during World War I and died, his niece, Doris Bristow, who had been taken in as a baby, married a gentleman from Bermuda in 1919, and his youngest son, Reginald, was engaged to be married, so Henry and Louisa and their children, moved back to England, first to Faversham, Kent, and then to London. They remained there, in Wandsworth I believe, until Louisa's death in 1933 and Henry died in West Hampstead in 1948. Family Historian
 1877 11th August - Bound to Henry Rye Mercer, Folkestone carpenter, for five years for £25. The Bootshoe Boys
 1881 Apprentice (18) boarding in Folkestone
 1891 Living (28) in Thames Ditton with wife Annie and son
 1901 Joiner (37) in Thames Ditton living with wife Anne and family (Henry Clasen) 1901 census
 1904 Death of wife Annie
 1910 Emigrated to Canada between 1906 & 1910 Atlantic ports passenger Lists 1893-1959
 1929 Living in Cromford Road, Wandsworth with wife Louisa and daughter Lilian Louise London, England, Electorial Registers, 1847-1965
 1933 Death of wife Louisa
Marriages (Ages +/-1)
Year   Reg. DistrictChurch/TownNameAge SpouseAgeCurate
1885 Elham  Henry Clayson21 married Annie Bristow22 
1904 Faversham  Henry Clayson40 married Louisa Wilson31 
Demography (Elham Parish only)
1871Henry ClaysonCobblers shop - site of NarengoHigh StreetSon  8Kent
Relationships (Calculated from the demography records)
Name Relation SexBornPlaceDiedPlaceOccupation
George ClaysonFatherM1831Elham1901ElhamAg Lab
Hannah BrockmanMotherF1842Nonington1900ElhamHouse Servant
Elizabeth Ann ClaysonSisterF1865Elham1939ElhamGeneral Servant (Domestic)
William George ClaysonBrotherM1869Elham1944Brentford Middlesex