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