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Sunday 31 March 2024

Jesus Hospital - Thomas, Amelia and Edward Prince

Monument to Thomas Prince, Amelia Prince and Edward Prince, All Saints Churchyard, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
"In Loving Memory Of
Thomas Prince
Who departed this life Feby 20th 1907
Aged 81 Years
Amelia Prince
Wife of the above who died Feby 5th 1912
Aged 88 years
-They Rest From Their Labours-
And Of
Edward Prince."
Thomas Prince was born in 1823 in Winterbourne, Berkshire to Thomas Prince, a Farm Labourer, and his wife Letitia Head.
Thomas first appears on the 1841 Census as a Labourer working on Charles Roby's farm in the village of East Hendred in Berkshire.

East Hendred, Wantage, Berkshire.

I am unable to locate Thomas in the 1851 Census, however, on 30th April 1854 in Wantage, Berkshire, Thomas married Amelia Cullimore.
Amelia Cullimore was born in 1831 in Peasemore, Berkshire to Thomas Cullimore, a farm labourer and his wife Amelia.
Amelia first appears on the 1841 Census aged 10, living with her parents and younger siblings in the village of Peasemore.  However, in 1851 Amelia can be found lodging in the home of James and Hannah Brewer in Peasemore.

Peasemore Village, Newbury,

Thomas and Amiela had two children prior to their marriage in 1855, William born in 1851, and Elizabeth born in 1852. Later in 1855 they welcomed a son they named Edward George, and Henry followed in 1858.

On the 1861 Census the family had moved next door to Thomas's parents in Winterbourne, Berkshire.  Thomas is listed as being and Agricultural Labourer. 
In 1871 Thomas and his family were still living near his farther Thomas Snr in Winterbourne. Letita doesn't appear to be living with the 75-year-old Thomas Snr, sharing his home are his daughter Sarah Gaddes and her 2-year-old son Charles Hill. Thomas Jr, now a Coachman, and Amelia had welcomed three further children, Mary Jane born in 1864, John born in 1866, and Charles born in 1869. Sadly, Elizabeth was to pass away in 1877 aged just 25.
William has left the family to work as a Journeyman Baker, for William Hughes at 102 Northbrook Street, Newbury Berkshire.

In 1879 Henry Prince marries Eunice Wallis Head in Newbury, Berkshire.

By 1881 Thomas and his family have moved to Tittle Row, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, where Thomas is listed as being a Domestic Servant Coachman. Edward now aged 24 is listed as a Builder's Labourer, and John aged just 16, a Gardener.  Henry is now living at Englemere Farm in Sunninghill, Berkshire, with his wife Eunice and their baby daughter Rose Lousie.  Henry is listed as being a Farm Servant. Mary Jane is working as a housemaid at Heywood Lodge, White Waltham, Berkshire.

In 1887, Edward married Annie Maria Holloway in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

1891 finds Thomas and Ameila now living at 1 Flint Cottages, Boyn Hill, Maidenhead. Thomas has become a Gardener. Living with the family after the breakdown of his marriage is their son Henry, also a Gardener. Eunice has moved to Harmondsworth, Staines, along with the couple's children, Rose, Walter born in 1882, and little Eunice born in 1884. Eunice has listed herself as a widow, which was perhaps wishful thinking on her part. Henry on the other hand has listed himself as merely single.

Edward and his young family, Annie his wife and baby daughter Ethel May Maria, have moved to Boyn Hill, Maidenhead, where Edward is listed as a Farm Labourer.

Boyn Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire

By 1901 Edward and Annie had moved to 5 St Mark's Road, Maidenhead, where Edward is now listed as a Builder's Labourer. Two further children have joined the family, Rose Emily born in 1895, and Albert Edward William. Boarding with the family is Edward Godfrey, a House Painter and Decorator.

Just six years before his passing, Thomas and Ameila can be found as inmates of the Jesus Hospital (Almshouses), Bray, Berkshire in 1901. Henry has since married Emily Jane Holmes and has moved to 109 Edgehill Street, Reading, Berkshire, with his new family.

Jesus Hospital, Bray, Berkshire, UK

Amelia is still a resident of the Jesus Hospital in Bray in 1911 aged 88, just before her passing in 1912. Edward can be found lodging in the home of John and Emma Gomme, Farm Cottages, Bray, Berkshire where Edward is now a Jobbing Gardener. Annie has moved with her children, Rose, Albert, Lillian born 1901, Jessica born, 1902, Cecil born 1905 and interestingly the lodger Edward Godfrey, to 66 Mount Street, Reading, Berkshire.

Edward was to pass away in Maidenhead in 1938 at the age of 84. Annie remained in Mount Street, Reading, until her death in 1967.

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