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Sunday 28 April 2024

Beloved Wife - Lilian Mabel Humfrey

All Saint's Cemetery,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK.

"In Loving Memory of
Lilian Mabel
The Beloved Wife of 
James Herbert Humfrey
Born July 21st 1865.
Died March 12th 1909."

Lilian Mabel Humfrey was born Lilian Mabel Boutcher on 21st July 1865 in Paddington, London, to parents William Boutcher an Architect, and Eliza Milliship. She was baptised on 22nd November 1865 at All Saint's Church, Kensington, London.

Lilian first appears on the 1871 Census living at 128a Lancaster Road, Kensington, London, with her parents and siblings. Living with the family is Eliza's mother Margaret Milliship, and two servants Emma Bartlett and Ellen King.

1881 Lilian is still living at the family home in Lancaster Road, Kensington, with her parents and siblings. Also at the address is Hannah Peck a Domestic Cook, and Matilda White a Housekeeper.

Lancaster Road, Kensington, London.

By 1891 the family had moved to the village of Cores End in Wooburn, Buckinghamshire. On April 20th 1899 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, Lillian married James Herbert Humfrey an Auctioneer.

1901 finds the couple living in College Avenue with their servant Edith Vernon.  Their first child, a daughter Eileen Lilian Humfrey was born in 1901, a son Brian Boutcher Humfrey followed in 1902, and the youngest child, a son Eric Bertram Humfrey was born in 1905.

Sadly, Lilian was to pass away four years after the birth of Eric, on 12th March 1909.

By 1911 the widowed James Humfrey has moved his family to Rosemont, 9 Cookham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Living with the family is Florence Emma Stone, who James would later marry on 1st June 1911 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London.

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