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Family of Leonard Wilfred HOADLY and Elsie Josephine JENNER

Husband: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY (1889-1973)
Wife: Elsie Josephine JENNER (1902-1985)
Children: Joyce Christine HOADLY (1927-2004)
Marriage 12 May 1927 Camberwell, Surrey

Husband: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, 1916, age 26

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, c. 1895, age 6

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, 1927, age 37

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, c. 1889, age 0

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, c. 1917, age 28

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY, 1967, age 77

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Leonard Wilfred HOADLY

Name: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY
Sex: Male
Father: Frederick William HOADLY (1860-1946)
Mother: Sarah Jane SMITH (1855-1930)
Birth 7 Sep 1889 Plumstead, Greenwich1,2
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 1) Plumstead, Woolwich, London3
136 Plumstead Road, Plumstead, London
Christening 23 Sep 1896 (age 7) Brixton, Surrey4,5
Saint Jude, East Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Leonard Wilfred Hoadly
Name: Leonard Wilfred Hoadly
Record Type: Baptism
Date: 23 Sep 1896
Father's Name: Frederick William Hoadly
Mother's Name: Sarah Jane Hoadly
Parish: Saint Jude, East Brixton
Borough: Lambeth
County: Middlesex
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 11) Peckham, Surrey6
198 High Street, Peckham, Surrey
Occupation Pastry Cook
Education Woods Road School, Peckham
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 21) Peckham, Surrey7
198 High Street, Peckham, Surrey
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 21) Baker and Pastry Cook; Peckham, Surrey7
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 50) Camberwell, London, England8
198 High Street
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 50) Baker; Camberwell, London, England8
Death 12 Mar 1973 (age 83) Lewisham, Kent9
Cause: 1a Bronchio pneumonia: b: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Address: 186 Lewisham Road, Lewisham, Kent

Wife: Elsie Josephine JENNER

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Elsie Josephine JENNER, c. 1928, age 26

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Elsie Josephine JENNER

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Elsie Josephine JENNER, 1927, age 25

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Elsie Josephine JENNER

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Elsie Josephine JENNER

Name: Elsie Josephine JENNER
Sex: Female
Father: Charles William JENNER (1870-1948)
Mother: May Elizabeth BEAL (1870-1952)
Birth 25 Mar 1902 Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey
Education frm 22 Aug 1910 to Mar 1916 (age 8-14) Woods Road School, Harders Road, Peckham, Surrey; Woods Road School, Harders Road, Peckham, Surrey10
Woods Road School, Harders Road, Peckham, Surrey
School Number:6513
Father: Charles William
Address: 3a Clifton Square
Previous School: Infants Dept.
Reason for leaving: Over age
Occupation Worked At Jones And Higgins
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 9) Peckham, Surrey11
3a, Clifton Square, Peckham, London SE
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 9) School; Peckham, Surrey11
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 37) Southwick U.D., Sussex, England12
3 Hobden Court
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 37) Unpaid Domestic Duties; Southwick U.D., Sussex, England12
Death 16 Jan 1985 (age 82) Lewisham, London13
186 Lewisham Road, Lewisham, Kent

Child 1: Joyce Christine HOADLY

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Joyce Christine HOADLY, 1967, age 39

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Joyce Christine HOADLY, 2003, age 75

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Joyce Christine HOADLY, 1967, age 39

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Joyce Christine HOADLY, c. 1928, age 1

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Joyce Christine HOADLY

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Joyce Christine HOADLY

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Joyce Christine HOADLY, 2003, age 75

Name: Joyce Christine HOADLY
Sex: Female
Birth 25 Dec 1927 Camberwell, Surrey14
Occupation Ran hosiery dept. Jones and Higgins, Rye Lane, Peckham15
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 11) Southwick U.D., Sussex, England12
3 Hobden Court
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 11) At School; Southwick U.D., Sussex, England12
Death 3 Jun 2004 (age 76) Sydenham, Surrey
Cause: Bronchio Pneumonia
Address: Pear Tree Private Residential Care Home, 195 - 199 Sydenham Road, Sydenham
Died at 12.30pm (Lunchtime)
Cremation 18 Jun 2004 Lewisham, London
Cause: Bronchio Pneumonia
Address: Lewisham Crematorium
Cremation at 10.30. Attended by Valerie Glen-Pearce (Joyce's cousin) and her daughters Ruth, and (?). Ruth's children Max and (?) and (?)'s children Alice and (?). Also Graham Hoadly and Sally Richards. Service presided over by lay preacher Liz Rhys-Jones. Music - Schubert Ave Maria, Verdi Requiem and Walting In The Clouds by Max Jaffa. Joyce's ashes to be scattered with those of her parents, Len and Elsie at Lewisham Crematorium. Len and Elsie were scattered at adjacent plots by the small lake. Joyce's ashes will be scattered in the shape of a cross on the boundary of the two plots.

Note on Husband: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY (1) - shared note

According to his daughter, Joyce, Len was born at midnight - his father maintaining that he was born on the 8th September, whilst his mother was adamant that he was born on the 7th!

 

By the 1891 census, he is at 136 Plumstead Road, with his parents and step sister, Margaret. [RG12/537/22].

 

He went to Woods Road School, and was a choirboy at the Wesleyan Church.

He was fond of cricket.

He left home to work for the Post Office at Littlehampton, regularly driving the mail van to London.

He once shared a cab in Brixton with the great Music Hall star, G.H. Chirgwin.

He joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1914 and was in the Salonica Campaign.

He also went to North Africa, Mesopotamia, and Palestine.

Was a great boxer in the army, and also joined an army Concert Party, with whom he tap-danced and acted.

Appeared in "Hemlock Shears", a spoof on Sherlock Holmes, which was commended by the Commanding Officer.

He returned from the War via Italy, and a terrible storm, of which his mother was unaware!

After the war, he worked as a pastry cook with his father. Len was mad about cars, and was a better driver than his father, so much so, that his mother would only travel by car if Len was driving.

This became a source of jealousy on the part of Frederick William (who once knocked a milk cart over on Brixton Hill!)

 

[Letter of reference 1911]

 

"The Chantry Mottingham Kent 9/3/11

 

I have known Mr. F.W. Hoadly the Father of Leonard Hoadly for many years he having been in my employ. His son Leonard is a respectable young fellow and well up to any mechanical job he would undertake.

T.G. Cannon"

 

[This would be Thomas G. Cannon who in 1901 census is listed as a flour factor aged 42 and living in Mottingham.

In the 1881 census he is at 2 Pickford Road, Bexley, Kent and is listed as a "phonographer"]

 

In 1918(?) Len appeared as one of the Thing Boys [presumably a burlesque of the Bing Boys with George Robey] in "Top Hole - a Burlesque by members of 738 M.T. Company A.S.C.

It may be that at short notice he took over the role of Hemlock Sheers - a send up of Sherlock Holmes. A note in the programme states:

 

"Dear Cpl. Hoadley [sic]

Many congratulations on your performance tonight. It was the most able work I have ever seen done by an understudy. [illegible name] 11 June 18"

 

Mr. Robert Farrer, who worked alongside Len in 1934 kindly wrote these reminiscences in 1996:

 

"Leonard: of average height, very dark eyes, dark hair, and of slim build.

Served in the first World Way in the Royal Army Service Corps as a driver.

Saw service in Mesopotamia and joined the Army entertainment section. He was very versatile, could tap dance, and had a fund of stories, which during my employment with him, I became the recipient.

His wages as Pastry cook were the envy of the regular Baker and the jobbers.

I remember him telling me "He gets six pound ten shillings a week, while I as a Baker get four pound five!"

He lived in Albert Road in the High Street with his favourite pub, "The Red Cow" on the corner.

His wife often came into the shop with their daughter, who must have been seven or eight years of age and who went to school at the Marist Convent, Queens Road, Peckham.

Incidentally, Len went to school locally; it was at Woods Road School.

Len also boxed as a young man at the Orchard Club in Peckham.

He was at fifty still lithe and agile, and loved to recall his youth."

Note on Husband: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY (2)

Joyce Hoadly, Len's daughtre also said that she thought her father was a featherweight.

 

Len worked in his brother jack's shop until it was bombed in WW2.

He then went to work for Miller's Bakery in Poplar / Stepney, and then for Allied Bakeries.

Note on Husband: Leonard Wilfred HOADLY (3)

Medal card of Hoadly, Leonard W

Corps Regiment No Rank

Army Service Corps M2/116923 Private

 

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/9

Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

Piece Hampton E - Holland D

Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection

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1GRO, "Birth Certificate". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Shortened Birth Certificate


BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRATION ACT 1874

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

I, the undersigned, Do hereby certify that the Birth of
Leonard William Hoadly
born on the 8th day of September 1889, has been duly registered by me
Witness my hand, this 17th day of October 1889
C.G.S. Godwin Registrar of Births and Deaths
East Plumstead Sub-District
According to his daughter, Joyce, Len was born at midnight - his father maintaining that he was born on the 8th September, whilst his mother was adamant that he was born on the 7th!
Graham Hoadly.
2"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Dec 1889 (>99%)
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Hoadly Leonard Wilfred Woolwich 1d 1239
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
3"Census 1891 (Frederick William Hoadly) Plumstead, Woolwich, London RG12/537/16/22".
Text From Source: Frederick Hoadly Head 29 Baker Kent Folkestone
Sarah Hoadly Wife 30 Warwick Coleshill
Frederick Hoadly Son 9 Kent Forest Hill
William Hoadly Son 4 Kent Bexley Heath
Leonard Hoadly Son 1 Kent Plumstead
Margaret Hamilton Visitor 15 Kent Stockwell
Fanny Bolton Servant 17 Kent Langelly
Alfred Alcock Servant 25 Bakers Assistant Norfolk Swaffam
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1891 (Frederick William Hoadly) Plumstead, Woolwich, London RG12/537/16/22, F W Hoadly 91

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Source: Census 1891 (Frederick William Hoadly) Plumstead, Woolwich, London RG12/537/16/22, 136 Plumstead Road

4"Baptismal Registers of Saint Jude, East Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey".
Ancestry. Web: http://www.ancestry.co.uk/.
5"Bill, Len, Eva & Dorrie Hoadly 1896". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Ancestry. Web: http://www.ancestry.co.uk/.
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Source: Bill, Len, Eva & Dorrie Hoadly 1896, Bill, Len, Eva & Dorrie Hoadly 1896

6"Census 1901 (Frederick William Hoadly) Peckham, Surrey RG13/514/30/11".
Text From Source: Frederick Hoadly Head 40 Kent Folkestone
Sarah Hoadly Wife 44 Warwick Coleshill
John Hoadly Son 18 Lond. Forest Hill
William Hoadly Son 13 Kent Bosely Heath
Leonard Hoadly Son 11 Kent Plumstead
Dorothy Hoadly Dau 8 Kent Plumstead
Eva Hoadly Dau 7 Kent Plumstead
Emma Walkeley Servant 17 Loughborough
Alice Mould Servant 22 Walthamstow Essex
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1901 (Frederick William Hoadly) Peckham, Surrey RG13/514/30/11, Frederick William Hoadly a 01

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Source: Census 1901 (Frederick William Hoadly) Peckham, Surrey RG13/514/30/11, Frederick William Hoadly b 01

7"Census 1911 (Frederick William Hoadly) Peckham, Surrey RG14/PN2576".
Text From Source: Name: Relationship to head: Marital Status: Years married: Sex: Age in 1911: Occupation: Where born:
HOADLEY, FREDERICK HEAD MARRIED 30 M 51 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK FOLKESTONE KENT
HOADLEY, SARAH WIFE MARRIED F 55 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK COLES HILL WARWICKSHIRE
HOADLEY, WILLIAM SON SINGLE M 23 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK BOXLEY HEATH KENT
HOADLEY, LEONARD SON SINGLE M 21 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK PLUMSTEAD KENT
HOADLEY, DOROTHY DAUGHTER SINGLE F 19 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK PLUMSTEAD KENT
HOADLEY, EVA DAUGHTER SINGLE F 17 BAKER AND PASTRY COOK PLUMSTEAD KENT
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Source: Census 1911 (Frederick William Hoadly) Peckham, Surrey RG14/PN2576, F W Hoadly Snr 1911

8"Census 1939 Camberwell, London, England RG101/0099J/012/9 Letter Code:" (RG101/0099J/012/9 Letter Code:).
Text From Source: Name of person,Married name,Gender,Birthdate,Condition as to marriage,Rank, Profession or Occupation,Occupation comment,Comments
Frederick W HOADLY,,M,28 OCT 1858,Widowed,Baker,,
Leonard HOADLY,,M,7 SEP 1889,Married,Baker,,
F W Hoadly gives year of birth as 1858. It was 1860.
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Source: Census 1939 Camberwell, London, England RG101/0099J/012/9 Letter Code:, Census UK 1939 RG101/0099J/012/9 Letter Code:

9Death Certificate.
Text From Source: GRO death certificate
In possession of Graham Hoadly.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY

DEATH
Entry No. 143
Registration District: Lewisham
Sub-district: Lewisham
Administrative area: London Borough of Lewisham
Date and place of death: Twelfth March 1973 186 Lewisham Road, Lewisham
Name and surname: Leonard Wilfred Hoadly
Sex: Male
Maiden surname of woman who has married: -
Date and place of birth: 7th September 1889 Plumstead, Greenwich
Occupation and usual address: a Pastry Cook (retired) 186 Lewisham Road, Lewisham
Name and surname of informant: Elsie Josephine Hoadly
Qualification: Widow of deceased
Usual address: 186 Lewisham Road, S.E. 13
Cause of death: 1a: Broncho pneumonia
b: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Certified by A. Gordon Davies Coroner for Inner South London after post mortem without inquest
I certify that the particulars given by me above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief: E.J. Hoadly Signature of informant
Date of registration: Fourteenth March 1973
Signature of registrar: M.K. Fisk Registrar

CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in a register in my custody.
M.K. Fisk Registrar 14/3/73 Date IM 001931
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
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Source: Death Certificate, 17 Rosefield Street, Leamington June 2014 (4)

10"Woods Road School, Peckham: Admission and Discharge Register" (Microfilm). Custom Id: X095/383. Cit. Date: from 1905 to 1920. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Viewed at London Metropolitan Archive 17th June 2003 by Graham Hoadly
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB. Tel: 020 7332 3820.
11"Census 1911 (Charles Jenner) Peckham, Surrey RG14/PN2576".
Text From Source: Name: Relationship to head: Marital Status: Years married: Sex: Age in 1911: Occupation: Where born:
JENNER, CHARLES HEAD MARRIED M 40 BRICKLAYER SUSSEX HORSHAM
JENNER, MAY WIFE MARRIED 15 F 40 LANCASHIRE LIVERPOOL
JENNER, FREDERICK SON M 14 EMPLOYED AT SCALE MAKERS LONDON BERMONDSEY
JENNER, FRANK SON M 12 SCHOOL LONDON BERMONDSEY
JENNER, ELSIE DAUGHTER F 9 SCHOOL LONDON BERMONDSEY
BEAL, REBECCA MOTHER IN-LAW WIDOW F 79 NONE LONDON BERMONDSEY

JENNER ELSIE (RG14PN2576 RG78PN87 RD27 SD6 ED6 SN367)
Address 3A CLIFTON SQUARE PECKHAM SE County London
District Camberwell Subdistrict Peckham South
Enumeration District 6 Parish Camberwell
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Source: Census 1911 (Charles Jenner) Peckham, Surrey RG14/PN2576, Charles Jenner 1911

12"Census 1939 Southwick U.D., Sussex, England RG101/2593E/019/6 Letter Code: EMIR" (RG101/2593E/019/6 Letter Code: EMIR).
Text From Source: Name of person,Married name,Gender,Birthdate,Condition as to marriage,Rank, Profession or Occupation,Occupation comment,Comments
Albert J. JENNER,,M,8 MAR 1874,Married,Bricklayer,,
Marian C. JENNER,,F,17 JUL 1879,Married,Unpaid Domestic Duties,,
Elsie Josephine HOADLY,Hoadly,F,25 MAR 1902,Married,Unpaid Domestic Duties,,
Joyce C. HOADLY,,F,25 DEC 1927,Single,At School,,
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Source: Census 1939 Southwick U.D., Sussex, England RG101/2593E/019/6 Letter Code: EMIR, Census UK 1939 RG101/2593E/019/6 Letter Code: EMIR

13GRO, "Family Research Link" (www.1837online.com).
Searchable online index of Births Marriages and Deaths 1837 - 2001.
Cit. Date: 23 July 2003. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Name: Elsie Josephine Hoadly
Date of Birth: 25 March 1902
Registration District: Lewisham
Year of Registration: 1985
Month of Registration: January
Volume Number: 14
Page Number: 774
Registration Number: 185
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
14"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1928 (>99%)
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Hoadly Joyce C Jenner Camberwell 1d 1059
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
15Joyce Christine Hoadly, "Information given by Joyce Christine Hoadly, to Graham Hoadly". Assessment: Primary evidence.