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Henry Clayton ADAMS


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Births Sep 1905
Adams Bertram Clayton Hambledon 2a 184

Bertram Clayton Adams Mar 1994 Lewes Vol 54D page 102 dob 30 Jul 1905

Father is Henry Clayton ADAMS

Marriages Sep 1904
Adams Henry Clayton Brentford 3a 189
Buckley Ann Elizabeth Brentford 3a 189
Douse Florence Amabel Brentford 3a 189
Dowse Florence Amabel Brentford 3a 189
Laws Hannah Brentford 3a 189
Winter Richard Alfred Brentford 3a 189

There is one missing from the marriage index.

ADAMS HARRY CLAYTON 1876 35 Hambledon Surrey

I tried Ann(e), Florence and Hannah in the household and got no hits.

I'd like a look up for the family please. I'm trying to work out who Harry married and when he died.


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Thanks GB,

Curious it has Amy. Does that mean one bride and two grooms missing from the index?

How many years married does it say?

Here is an odd one out here but 246 is not like 189.

Marriages Sep 1904
Hern Alice Florence L Brentford 3a 246
Hood Joseph Herbert Brentford 3a 246
Rainer Amy Conolly Brentford 3a 246


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This branch of the tree was handed down to me and it only had the one child - Bertram.

I don't know if that should be taken as fact or not.

A typo or does Amy have middle name of Clayton also? I ask because of this birth:

Births Mar 1915
Adams Philip A -Adams Hambledon 2a 323

name: Bertram Clayton Adams
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 17 Sep 1905
baptism/christening place: Chiswick, Middlesex, England
birth date: 30 Jul 1905
death date:
name note:
father's name: Henry Clayton Adams
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Florence Annabel Adams
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C01986-9
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 2193296
reference number: 333
Thanks GB.

Births Dec 1873
Douse Florence Amabel Pancras 1b 170
Douse Florence Amatiel Pancras 1b 170
Lots of DOUSE in marriage and baptism records but a real lack of that name in the census.

Struggling to find the family even in 1881.
Hi Dave,

I'm aso struggling to find the family in 1881.

Here they are in 1891

Civil parish Hammersmith - RD Fulham - Sub RD St Paul Hammersmith

5 Westmount Gardens

Thomas R Dowse head age 56 ret'd s.servant/post office born Middx/London
Emma J wife age 53 born Barbadoes? (transribed as Barleadoes)
Florence A dau age 17 born Middx/London
Percy WW son age 16 occ electric? engineer born Middx/London
Frances M dau age 14 born Middx/Lodon
Isabel M E dau age 8 born Middx/London

Class RG12
Piece 40
Folio 32
Page 13

Baptism - Florence Amabel Dowse - Baptism 16 Nov 1873

Father Thomas Richard Dowse
Mother Emma Jane Dowse

Parish/Poor law Oseney Crescent St Luke
Borough Camden
Other children baptised to Thomas and Emily:-

Evelyn Cleveland Dowse 11 Jul 1869 - Thomas Richard Dowse/Emina Jane Dowse
Harold Esmonde Dowse 28 Aug 1870 - Thomas Richard/Emina Jane
Bertram Edward Dowse 25 Aug 1872 - Thomas Richard/Jane Emina
Percy Walcott Wynne Dowse 21 Mar 1875 - Thomas Richard/Emma Jane
Frances Maude Dowse 17 Dec 1876 - Thomas Richard/Emma Jane
Isabel Margaret Emma Dowse 29 Oct 1882 - Thomas Richard/Emma Jane
Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

Hard to know if it is DOWSE and if middle name is Amabel with so many variations.

I think we have it right and that 'Amy' in the census is a 'pet' name.

It will probably be very difficult finding deaths for Bertram's parents.


Hi Dave,

Harry Clayton Adams in 1901

Civil parish Cranleigh - RD - Hambledon - Sub RD Cranley

John C Adams head age 60 occ artist ----- born Edmonton
Mary F wife age 63 occ writer ----- born St Pancras
Harry C son age 24 occ artist ----- born Cranleigh
Lily Farmer servant

There are black crosses through the rest of the occupations making it obscure.

Class RG13
Piece 619
Folio 60
Page 7
Thanks Julie.

Don't think I can do much more with the ADAMS family. :biggrin:

I have the next two generations with dates of birth in 1930s and marriages in 1970s but no sources to confirm. Might be best left for the new board at some later date. I have no deaths at all for the 3 most recent generations.
Thanks Julie.

Births Dec 1840
Adams John Clayton Edmonton 3 87

As far as John Clayton is concerned I'm missing 1841, 1861 and 1871:

HO107 Piece 1703 Folio 199 Page 34
Civil Parish: Edmonton
Registration District: Edmonton
County: Middlesex
Address: Church Street, Edmonton
ADAMS, Charles H Head Married 48 Schoolmaster & Lecturer
ADAMS, Jane Wife Married 44
ADAMS, Jane Daughter 15
ADAMS, Charles H Son 11
ADAMS, John C Son 10
ADAMS, Harriet Daughter 8
ADAMS, Mariana Daughter 4
ADAMS, Henry Wm Son 2
PEAKE, Eliza Servant 20 House Servant
BRADFORD, Emma Servant Unmarried F 16

RG11 Piece / Folio 0792 / 56 Page 6
Census Place Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Dwelling Brackenhurst
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John C. ADAMS Head M Male 40 Edmonton, Middlesex, England Artist Landscape
Mary F. ADAMS Wife M Female 43 St Pancras, Middlesex, England
Margaret J.M.C. ADAMS Daur Female 7 Cranleigh, Surrey, England Scholar
Henry C. ADAMS Son Male 4 Cranleigh, Surrey, England Scholar
Jane ADAMS Mother W Female 75 Enfield, Middlesex, England Artists Mother
Mariane ADAMS Sister U Female 34 Edmonton, Middlesex, England Artists Sister
Rosina LONGHURST Serv U Female 20 Wotton, Surrey, England Serv Domestic
Name: John Clayton Adams
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1841
Baptism Date: 2 Mar 1841
Father's Name: Charles Henry Adams
Mother's Name: Jane Adams
Parish or Poor Law Union: Edmonton All Saints
Borough: Enfield
Hi Dave,

Death - 22 Aug 1957 - District Sussex England - Registry Lewes

Florence Amabel Adams otherwise Florence Amabel Clayton of 44 Belgrave Road Seaford Sussex - widow
died 22 Aug 1957 at Stonleigh Nursing home Cornfield Road Seaford - Probate Lewes 5 December to Bertram Clayton Adams company director - effects £376 2s 3d
Hi Dave,

Death - 22 Aug 1957 - District Sussex England - Registry Lewes

Florence Amabel Adams otherwise Florence Amabel Clayton of 44 Belgrave Road Seaford Sussex - widow
died 22 Aug 1957 at Stonleigh Nursing home Cornfield Road Seaford - Probate Lewes 5 December to Bertram Clayton Adams company director - effects £376 2s 3d

Thanks Julie.

Didn't think you'd be able to find that death.

Sometimes it seems as though the name should be recorded as CLAYTON-ADAMS. I think it's just a middle name handed down the generations.
Hi Dave,

1861 - Civil parish Edmonton - RD Edmonton - Sub RD Edmonton

Charity School House

Charles H Adams head age 50 occ lecturer ------/master of charity school
born Edmonton
Jane wife age 54 - born Enfield
Jane dau age 25 - born Edmonton
Charles H son age 21 - occ teacher of mathmatics - born Edmonton
John C son age 20 - occ artist in paintings - born Edmonton
Harriett dau age 18 - Born Edmonton
Marianne dau age 14 - born Edmonton
Henry W son age 12 - born Edmonton
Augustus F L Dayrolles age 19 - visitor - born Wrexford Ireland
Plus 2 servants

Class RG9
Piece 796
Folio 108
Page 19
Hi Dave,

1841 Civil parish Edmonton

Church Street Alms house

Charles Adams age 35 occ schoolmaster
Jane Adams age 30
Jane Adams age 6
Charles Adams age 1
John Adams age 7mths?

All born in county

Class H0107
Piece 652
Book 6
Folio 16
Page 26