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David Dimmock [d.9]

David Dimmock was christened April 24th, 1853 at Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the fifth child of Mary Adams & David Dimmock, a timber carter/labourer.

David was living at home in 1861, now at Adelaide St, St Albans.  He had an older sister & brother & 2 younger sisters & brother.  His half-sister, Susanna Adams, was with the family.

In 1871 the family were living at Lattimore Rd, Tyttenhanger, St Albans.  His older brother & sister & 2 younger sisters & brother were still at home.  David was now working as a silk throwster.

David married Ann Tillcock on April 12th, 1879 at St Albans, Herts.  Ann was born Oct-December 1851, at Reading, Berks, the daughter of Elizabeth & William Tillcock.

In 1881 David & Ann were living at Inkerman Rd, St Albans where David was a painter.  They had a 1 year old son Arthur.

By 1891 David & Annie had moved to Bedford Rd, St Albans & David still worked as a painter & Annie was a straw hat finisher.  They now had 3 children – Arthur C, Maud A (9) & Ethel J (5).  Annie’s widowed mother, Elizabeth Tillcock, a retired laundress, was living with them.

David died in Jan-March 1892, aged 39, the death being registered at St Albans.

Widowed Ann was living at 28 Lattimore Rd, St Albans in 1901 & was described as living on her own means.  Son Arthur, a plait bleacher (straw hat worker), & daughter Ethel, a straw hat centre turner, were living at home.  Ann’s 82 year old mother was still living with them & described as feeble-minded.

In 1911 Ann was still living at 28 Lattimore Rd with her son Arthur Charles who was now a straw hat blocker in a factory.  Visiting them at the time of the census was daughter Maud Annie, who had married Mr Gibbons 2 years previously,  & her son Harold Arthur Gibbons (1).  Harold was born in Montreal, Canada & he & his mother had travelled from Montreal to Liverpool in October 1910 on the ship ‘Lake Champlain’. There is a record of Maud & son Harold sailing from Liverpool on December 11th, 1911 & their destination was given as Seattle, Washington, USA.  The 1920 US census shows Maud & husband Arthur H Gibbons & son Harold living in Seattle where Arthur was a warehouseman for the electric R R. The family were still living in Seattle in 1930 & Arthur was now a cable engineer & son Harold was a butcher.

Daughter Ethel was visiting Sarah Powell, a straw hat machinist, & her son Frederick Walter Powell (24), a carpenter, at 20 Grange St, St Albans in 1911.  Ethel who was also a straw hat machinist was to marry Frederick Powell in Jan-March 1912 at St Albans.

Ann died in April-June 1916, aged 64, her death being registered at St Albans.

The 1939 register shows daughter Ethel & husband Frederick, a carpenter & joiner, living at 37 Waverley Rd, St Albans with their children.

The only further information found for son Arthur is that he appears in the St Albans City Military Tribunal 1916-1918 papers as seeking to delay or avoid entry into the Army.  He appeared as Arthur Charles Dimmock of 56 Kings Rd, St Albans & he was a blocker.

The children of David Dimmock & Ann Tillcock were:

d.9.1  Arthur Charles Dimmock christened November 30th, 1879 at St Albans, Herts
d.9.2  Maud Annie Dimmock born October 9th,  1881 at St Albans & christened February 3rd, 1889 at Frogmore, Herts; died January 18th, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA
d.9.3  Ethel Jane Dimmock born July 18th, 1885 at St Albans & christened February 3rd, 1889 at Frogmore, Herts; died February 17th, 1963 at 114 Boundary Lane, Welwyn, Herts



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