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6. Thomas Joseph EGAN (John , 'unknown' ) was born about 1837 in St. Giles, London. He died on 20 Oct 1907 in 44 Baron's Court Road, Fulham, London. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave 4157).

Thomas's address on his marriage certificate is 158 Belsize Road, Hampstead, London, which was the home of his sister Mary and her husband, Archibald Dunn. Thomas's occupation on the certificate is 'Merchant'. Many years later the marriage certificate of his son Philip would tell us that (the late) Thomas had been a 'Company Manager'.

Thomas and his wife, Agnes, lived at a number of addresses in west London: in 1871 they were at 5 Oxford Road, Willesden; in 1881 it was 74 Finborough Road, Kensington; in 1891 they were living at 16 Stemdale Road, Hammersmith; and in 1899 and 1901 they were at 44 Baron's Court Road, Fulham.

Thomas married Agnes Louisa JOHNSON, daughter of Joseph JOHNSON and 'UNKNOWN', on 1 Sep 1870 in Chapel of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Newport, Isle of Wight. Agnes was born about 1849 in Newport, Isle of Wight. She died in 1922 in Fulham, London.

Agnes's address on her marriage certificate is given as St. James St., Newport, Isle of Wight.

They had the following children.

  21 F i
Agnes Mary Bernadette EGAN was born on 30 Jul 1871 in Isle of wight. She died on 7 Oct 1941 in 5 Branstone Road, Kew Gardens, Surrey.

Agnes is listed as Bernadette in the 1911 census. The 1939 Register has Agnes listed with her sister Cecily and Cecily's husband, Lewis Golden, at 17 Glamorgan Road, Hampton Wick, Surrey.

Agnes never married.
  22 F ii
Cecelia (Cecily) Catherine M. EGAN was born in 1872 in Isle of wight. She died on 10 Aug 1958.

I have seen Cecelia's name also spelled as Cecily. From electoral registers and telephone directories we know that she and her husband, Lewis, were living at 3F Morpeth Terrace, Westminster, London in 1927, 1929, 1931 and 1934. The 1939 Register tells us they were living at the time at 17 Glamorgan Road, Hampton Wick, Surrey, and at the time of her death Cecilia was living at 43 Lancaster Park, Richmond, Surrey.
Cecelia married Lewis Bernard GOLDEN. Lewis was born on 20 Sep 1878. He died in 1954 in Hammersmith, London.

According to the 1939 Register Lewis was a "charity organiser".
  23 M iii
Edmund Thomas Joseph EGAN was born in 1874 in Newport, Isle of wight. He died on 3 Oct 1932 in 11a Oxford and Cambridge Mansions, Marylebone, London. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

After his marriage in 1902 Edmund lived at 34 Coleherne Road, Kensington, London. It appears that Edmund and his wife, Maud, separated as by 1929 they were living at separate addresses: Edmund at 57 New Cavendish St., Marylebone, London (where he lived for the remainder of his life), and Maud at Bolton Gardens, Kensington. Edmund's will tells us that probate was granted to George Eric Palmer Edwards, husband of his youngest sister, Walburga.

Edmund and two of his brothers, Herbert and Philip, are buried in the same grave in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London. The grave is located near the Belgian War Memorial, and very close by is the grave of their uncle Rev. Edmund Egan.
Edmund married Maud Augusta GROOM in 1902 in Marylebone, London. Maud was born in possibly 27 Mar 1874. She died on 14 May 1954 in St. Nicholas, Station Road, Chobham, Surrey.

At the time of her death Maud was living in Heatherwood, Pirbright, Surrey.

A Maud A. Egan, a widow and born on 27 March 1874, is listed in the 1939 Register. Her address was Garden Court, Chertsey, Surrey. This may be our Maud above. I have taken Maud A. Egan's date of birth as a possible date of birth for our Maud.
  24 F iv
Theresa Mary Frances EGAN was born in 1876 in Hampstead, London. She died on 11 Jan 1937 in Marylebone, London.

Theresa, who never married, lived at 16 Oxford and Cambridge Mansions in Marylebone, London.
  25 M v
Wilfrid Bernard EGAN was born in 1877 in Hampstead, London. He died on 25 Oct 1913 in Fulham, London. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave 4157).

Wilfred was a well-known artist, specialising in portraits. At the time of his death he was living at 6 Margravine Gardens, West Kensington. He was buried with his father, Thomas.
  26 F vi
Josephine Florence (Florence) M. EGAN was born in 1880 in Kensington, London. She died in 1956 in Surrey.

Josephine was known as Florence. Florence is listed in the 1939 Register (as Josephine F. M. Whalen) with her sister Walburga and her family at 47 Atwood Avenue, Richmond, Surrey.
Josephine married Frederick J. WHALEN in 1919 in Brentford, Middlesex. Frederick died.
+ 27 M vii Herbert John EGAN was born in 1882. He died on 28 Nov 1938.
+ 28 F viii Marguerite Marie-Louise EGAN was born in 1885. She died in 1962.
+ 29 M ix Philip Alfred EGAN was born in 1888. He died in Dec 1952.
+ 30 F x Walburga Sybil Mary EGAN was born on 31 Jul 1891.

11. Alfred Joseph EGAN (John , 'unknown' ) was born about 1852 in 14 North Crescent, St. Giles, London. He died in 1908 in Hendon, London.

At the time of the 1881 census Alfred appeared to be living with his sister Mary and her husband, Archibald Dunn, at 6 Westgate Terrace, Kensington, London.

Alfred married Hermine Catherine Caroline SANG, daughter of John Frederick (Frederick) SANG and Elizabeth CULLEN, on 26 Jul 1886 in Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London. Hermine was born on 28 Mar 1848 in London. She died in 1943 in Hendon, London.

Hermine was the fourth daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Sang, who had 11 children in all. Hermine's address at the time of her marriage in 1886 was 2 Sinclair Mansions, Hammersmith, London.

Hermine was living in 1939 at Holly Tree Cottage, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. She lived to be about 95 years of age.

Note: I have also seen Hermine's name spelled as Hermione.

They had the following children.

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Eileen Cecilia Hermine EGAN was born on 14 Jan 1888 in Hampstead, London. She died in 1972 in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Eileen is listed in the 1939 Register with her mother Hermine and sister Doris at Holly Tree Cottage, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. She was single at the time and working as an insurance clerk.
  32 F ii
Doris Maud M. EGAN was born on 6 Jul 1889 in Hampstead, London.

Doris is listed in the 1939 Register with her mother Hermine and sister Eileen at Holly Tree Cottage, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. She was single at the time and working as an insurance clerk.
+ 33 F iii Constance Marie EGAN was born on 23 Dec 1891. She died on 31 Dec 1975.

13. Jane LYNCH (Mary Ann EGAN , 'unknown' ) was born about 1834 in probably parish of SS Michael and John (near Christchurch), Dublin. She was christened in 1834 in probably parish of St. Andrew, Dublin. She died on 22 Jul 1902 in 23 Rowan Road, Hammersmith, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave 7197).

Our source for Jane's birthplace is the 1891 British census which gives her place of birth is given as 'Dublin, St. Michael' (although it appears she was baptised in the parish of St. Andrew in Dublin). The only 'St. Michael' parish in the city of Dublin at that time appears to be 'SS Michael and John' near Christchurch Cathedral. With the exception of the 1851 census, all other censuses just give Dublin as Jane's place of birth.

In the 1851 census Jane appears to be listed as a member of the household of an uncle, John Egan, and his family. However, this Jane's place of birth is given as Co. Kerry (written as "Cerry) but the list of places of birth for some or all members of the Egan family appears to be out of sync as her uncle's place of birth (Dublin) appears one line above where it should be. The Kerry birthplace may therefore relate to the Egan family servant who is listed directly after Jane. If this is the case then Jane's birthplace on the census was intended to read "London, Middlesex", which is actually incorrect as she was born in Dublin. Perhaps her uncle forgot this fact as Jane had moved to Middlesex as an infant. Also included in the census return for John's household (in St. Giles-in-the-Fields in London) is his wife, Mary and their children, Thomas, Edward, Fanny and Alice.

After Jane and her parents moved to London from Dublin they lived on Greek St., Soho (according to the 1841 census). The family later moved to 57a Charlotte Street, St. Pancras (1861 census) which was Jane's address on her marriage certificate (1862). The 1861 census also tells us that Jane was a dressmaker.

According to her death certificate Jane died of "malignant disease of bladder".

Jane married George Patrick BUTLER, son of George James BUTLER and Margaret Lucy MEADE, on 11 Jan 1862 in St Patrick's Chapel, Sutton St., The Strand, London. George was born in 1834 in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He died on 18 Apr 1911 in 59 Rowan Road, Hammersmith, London. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave 7197).

George was a musical instrument maker in the family business. According to census information, George was born in the St. Martin-in-the-Fields registration district (now incorporated into the City of Westminster), although it is not known exactly where.  The Butlers' London shops as listed below would eventually be located in this area.

William Waterhouse's "The New Langwill Index: A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors" gives the following dates and addresses for the Butler business (my notes are in parentheses):

1859: 17 Brydges St., Covent Garden, London
1860-1865: 57 Greek St., London
1865-1898: 29 Haymarket, London (at the corner of Shaver's Place, now the location of the Tiger Tiger night club)  
1898-1913: 29 Haymarket (under the name 'George Butler & Sons')
1868-1882: 11 Ellis Quay, Dublin
1882-1926: 34 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin (in Monument House)  
1926-1927: 2 Lower Abbey St., Dublin  

[Notes on the above dates: (i) According to the 1871 census of England, George was employing at that time five men and four boys (in the Haymarket premises), and (ii) The business actually moved from Bachelor's Walk to Lower Abbey St. in 1917 although the family seems to have retained the Bachelor's Walk premises]

"The New Langwill Index" lists Algernon Rose's "Talk with Bandsmen" (London, 1894; reprint ed., London: T. Bingham, 1996) as a secondary source for George's business. According to Mr. Rose, "Sixty years ago all metal instruments of extended compass were played with keys. Mr. George Butler, of 29, Haymarket, London, and of Monument House, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, will tell you that in 1874 he came across a complete set of copper instruments with brass keys…. Mr. Butler's business was established in the Haymarket in 1826 [actually 1865], and he now exports largely to distant parts of the world. Both of his sons have had Continental experience. Mr. Butler's father succeeded Mr. Dollard, who set up in Dublin about the year 1810."

George and his wife, Jane, seem to have moved around a lot after their marriage: in 1863 they were living at 29a Haymarket (next door to their future shop?), and by 1865 they had moved to 2 Duncan Place (now 31 The Vineyard) in Richmond upon Thames. In 1871, according to the census of that year, their home was 6 Brompton Square, Kensington. By the time of the 1881 census, they were living at 32 St. Mary Abbots Terrace, Kensington, and in 1891, the census shows they were living at 9 Gunterstone Road in West Kensington. The 1901 census tells us that the family had moved to 23 Rowan Road in nearby Hammersmith. Sometime after Jane's death in 1902, George moved to 59 Rowan Road where he lived with his son George and his daughter Mary and her family. It is not known who moved in with whom but George senior's name is given as the head of the household in the 1911 census.

Interestingly, at the time of the 1891 census, the family of Thomas Hussey, whose sons married George's daughters, Mary and Jane, lived at 23 St. Mary Abbots Terrace (having moved there between 1884 and 1991), the same street where George and Jane were living in 1881. Perhaps the two families had been close neighbours at some point and perhaps that's how Mary and Jane first met the Hussey boys. Another possibility is that the Butlers and the Husseys met through their connection with St. Edmund's College in Hertfordshire: Mary's and Jane's younger brother, William, may have attended the college at the same time as some of Thomas Hussey senior's sons.

The cause of George's death was "cerebral haemorrhage, 4 months; hemiplegia; congestion of lungs".

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Mary Egan and Thomas Egan, probably relaives of Jane's on her mother's side.

Jane and George had the following children.

  34 M i
George Joseph BUTLER was born on 6 Aug 1863 in 29a Haymarket, London. He died after 2 Apr 1911 in probably London.

George was a musical instrument maker in the family business. He is listed in the 1901 and 1911 returns for for the Butler household, suggesting he still lived at home. He was 47 at the time of the 1911 census so it is likely that he never married. The Haymarket shop closed down in 1913. Assuming George was alive at the time, the closure seems surprising given that he was then aged only about 50. However, it is believed that George was a poor businessman who did not enjoy good health.
+ 35 F ii Mary Theresa BUTLER was born on 29 Mar 1865. She died in Mar 1953.
+ 36 F iii Jane Frances BUTLER was born in 1867 or 1868. She died on 9 Mar 1946.
+ 37 M iv William John BUTLER was born about 1869. He died on 2 Nov 1933.
+ 38 F v Winifred Mary BUTLER was born about 1876. She died on 2 May 1919.

20. Teresa L. LYNCH (Mary Ann EGAN , 'unknown' ) was born about 1849 in London. She died on 1 Jun 1881 in 32 St. Mary Abbots Terrace, Kensington, London.

Teresa died, aged only 31, at the home of her eldest sister, Jane. The cause of death was tuberculosis from which she had been suffering for at least six months.

Teresa married Frank Castle TURNER, son of Francis (Frank) TURNER and Emma 'UNKNOWN', on 12 Feb 1874 in St. Patrick's Chapel, Sutton St., Soho Square, London. Frank was born on 19 Oct 1839 in Wynn St., Birmingham, Warwickshire. He was christened on 22 Jan 1840 in Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire. He died on 31 Aug 1905 in Charing Cross Hospital, London.

Frank was an artist. At the time of the 1861 census he was living with his parents and two sisters at 43 Michael's Place, St. Mary Abbot, Kensington, London. At the time of his death in 1905 he was living with his second wife, Mary, at 14 Belgrave St., Kings Cross, London.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were Teresa's siblings Anna Maria and William, and the marriage was certified by Teresa's brother Edward. Teresa's address at the time of the marriage was 21 Great Russell St., Bloomsbury while Frank's was 11 Sydney St., Chelsea.

Teresa and Frank had the following children.

  39 F i
Teresa Winifred TURNER was born about 1875 in Bayswater, London.

Teresa and her sister, Rosa, appear (from the 1881 census) to have been raised by their maternal grandmother after the early death of their mother in 1881.

It appears Teresa became a nun as a Teresa Turner, aged 36 and born in Bayswater, is listed in the 1911 census an an assistant elementary teacher among the "members of religious community of women" at "The Convent, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath". This convent appears to have been attached to a Catholic primary school founded in 1825, now St. Benedict's Catholic Primary School. According to St. Benedict's website, "An order of nuns came to the school in 1897 and a small convent was built near St Benedict's Church in Stratton-on-the-Fosse. Nuns ran the school until 1965 and the last nun left in July 1968 when the Convent closed. The school continued at Stratton-on-the-Fosse until December 1974, and reopened at its present site at Charlton Lane on 7 January 1975."

Teresa probably entered the convent after her father's death as she is described as a "spinster" (rather than a religious sister) in her father's probate records. Teresa's father died in 1905 and she inherited his entire estate, valued at £460 10s. That her only sister, Rosa, is not mentioned in the probate records (dated 1 August 1911) suggests that Rosa may have died prior to this date, or she may have entered the convent (religious sisters generally did not receive inheritances as they would have taken a vow of poverty).
  40 F ii
Rosa Mary TURNER was born about 1876 in St. Giles, London.

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