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9. Thomas Aloysius HUSSEY (Thomas HUSSEY , Ellen ) was born in 1864 in probably 9 Mayfield Place, Kensington, London. He died on 30 Mar 1916 in London.

Thomas, who was educated at St. Edmund's Roman Catholic College in Hertfordshire, followed in his father's footsteps and became a builder.

Thomas and his brother, James, were to marry two sisters, Mary and Jane Butler. It is possible that the two brothers met the two sisters through their families having possibly been neighbours at some point because at the time of the 1881 census, the Butlers were living at 32 St. Mary Abbots Terrace in Kensington (they later moved but it is not known when), and at the time of the 1891 and 1901 censuses, Thomas's parents were living at 23 St. Mary Abbots Terrace (having moved there sometime after 1884). Or perhaps the connection is through Mary and Jane's younger brother, William, who may have attended St. Edmund's at the same time as some of Thomas's brothers.

It is known that Thomas and his family were living in Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, built by Thomas's father, from at least 1891 to 1901. It appears that by 1911 Thomas was living apart from his wife, Mary, and their children as he is listed alone at a separate address in the census of that year at 150 Blyth Road, Fulham, London. It is thought that Thomas went to the United States to work at one point but no emigration records have been located to support this.

Thomas died in 1916, aged about 52, of sarcoma of the spine and post-operative shock at the National Hospital, Queen's Square, Holborn, London. His home address at the time was 110 Baron's Court Road, West Kensington (where his son Laurie was living in 1915).

Thomas married Mary Theresa BUTLER, daughter of George Patrick BUTLER and Jane LYNCH, in 1886 in Kensington, London. Mary was born on 29 Mar 1865 in 2 Duncan Place, Vineyard, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey. She died in Mar 1953 in Wandsworth, London.

Mary was born in Richmond upon Thames, where her family lived briefly prior to moving to Kensington. Around the 1890s Mary's birthplace in Richmond, 2 Duncan Place, became 31 The Vineyard.; and in 1994 one home was created from nos. 31 and 33 The Vineyard, forming an enlarged no. 31 (no. 33 no longer exists).       

At the time of the 1891 census, Mary and her husband, Thomas, were living at Albert Hall Mansions in Kensington which had been built by Thomas's father's company. They were still at Albert Hall Mansions at the time of the 1901 census (the surname appears as "Husey" on the 1901 return). By the time of the 1911 census Mary appears to have been living at the home of her father at 59 Rowan Road, Hammersmith with her six surviving children while her husband, Thomas, is listed alone at 150 Blyth Road, West Kensington. At the time of the death of their son Ted in 1917, by which time Thomas had died, Mary appears to have been living at 57 Gunterstone Road, West Kensington, London; and the 1939 Register tells us that Mary was living at the time at 32 Ferry Road, Barnes, London with her daughters Mamie and Kate.

They had the following children.

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Mary (Mamie) Agnes HUSSEY was born on 9 Apr 1888 in probably Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London. She died on 19 Dec 1953 in 8 Hazlewell Road, Putney, London.

Mamie was a social worker with London County Council and after the passing of the Education Act of 1918 worked mainly in the provision of medical services in schools. Although she lived in south west London, much of her work was carried out in the East End. Her occupation in the 1911 census is given as 'Health Visitor', and according to the 1939 Register Mamie was a Children's care organiser(?) L.C.C. [London County Council] Public Health Dept."

At the time of the 1911 census Mamie she was living with her mother and siblings at the home of her grandfather Thomas Hussey. By 1918 she had moved to 110 Barons Court Road, Kensington where she lived with her mother, brother Bob and sister Kate. Nine years later she was in 57 Gunterstone Road, Hammersmith with her mother, Kate and brother Laurie; and in 1939 she was living at 32 Ferry Road, Barnes with her mother and Kate. Towards the end of her life she lived with Laurie at 8 Hazlewell Road, Putney.
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Thomas (Tom) Leonard HUSSEY was born on 26 Nov 1889 in probably Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London. He died on 23 Mar 1909 in 59 Rowan Road, Hammersmith, London.

There is an entry for a Thomas L. Hussey, aged 11, born in Westminster, London, in the 1901 census return for the household of Tom's uncle, James Hussey, in Hammersmith.

Thomas died at the age of 19 of "Heart Disease, Aortic Regurgitation [leaking of aortic valve], Anasarca [accumulation of fluid beneath skin]".
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Kathleen (Kate) Mary HUSSEY was born on 29 Jan 1892 in probably Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London. She died in 1977 in Richmond upon Thames registration district, Surrey.

According to the 1911 census Kate, who was living with her mother and siblings in Hammersmith, was a saleswoman. In 1917 she enlisted in the British Red Cross as a member of the V.A.D. (Voluntary Aid Detachments), and after the war she trained to be a nurse, later working in Kings College Hospital, London. The 1939 Register tells us she was living at that time at 32 Ferry Road, Barnes with her mother and sister Mamie and that she was an assistant at a charity organisation. Kate also lived in Wimbledon at some point. She never married.
+ 22 M iv Robert (Bob) Edward HUSSEY was born on 3 Jan 1893. He died on 8 Oct 1947.
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Edward (Ted) Wilfred HUSSEY was born in 1895 in probably Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London. He died on 16 Aug 1917 in Passchendaele, Belgium. He was buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

At the time of the 1911 census Ted was a 'boy clerk' in the Civil Service. He enlisted in the army in May or June of 1915, joining the Queens Westminsters Regiment. He had attained the rank of Lance Corporal when he was killed at thae age of 22 at Passchendaele, near Ieper (Ypres), Belgium in August 1917. He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele (Plot XLVI, Row H, Grave 1). The cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials, is situated 9km north east of Ieper (Ypres), near the village of Zonnebeek.

Ted's name is listed on a World War I memorial plaque on a wall of Brook Green Church in Hammersmith where he had been an alter-server.

Ursula Staszynski has put together a tribute to her Hussey and Bishop relatives (including Ted) who served in World War I. It contains biographical information, stories and photographs and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/N_YXbvPOT4E
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Laurence (Laurie) Joseph HUSSEY was born in 1896 in probably Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London. He died in 1970 in London.

World War I military records (attestation, discharge and pension papers) were located for Laurie, who lived at 110 Baron's Court West in Kensington at the time of his enlistment in January 1915. The records tell us that Laurie was a fitter by trade and was 5 feet 11 inches tall with grey eyes and black hair. He was sent to France with the Royal Engineers regiment in April 1917. However, only two days after his arrival he "fainted on parade following heavy march with full pack up hills" near Rouen and it was discovered he had "advanced valvular disease of the heart". He returned to England for treatment but was deemed unable to return to military service and he was given a discharge from the army in March 1918. Laurie subsequently worked as a sales manager. He never married.

Electoral registers tell us that Laurie was living with his mother and sisters at 57 Gunterstone Road, Hammersmith in 1927 and 1929. In 1941 he lived at 31 Westleigh Avenue in Putney where his brother Bob had lived previously; by 1948 he was living at 8 Hazelwell Road in Putney and was still at that address in 1966.

A Laurence J. Hussey, born on 2 September 1896 is listed in the 1939 Register as a guest at The George Hotel, The Bridge, Walsall, Staffordshire. His occupation was "Traveller Engineers Stampings & Drop Forgings". As this Laurence appears to be the only single Laurence/Lawrence Hussey of a similar age to our Laurie in the entire Register I think it likely that this is our Laurie.
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Eileen Mary HUSSEY was born on 23 Dec 1903 in Hammersmith, London. She died on 7 Sep 1960 in Putney, London.

Eileen who was a teacher in London. In 1939 we know she was teaching history at the Royal School For Naval And Marine Officers' Daughters in Isleworth. She lived in Wimbledon and died in Putney Hospital aged 57.

10. James HUSSEY (Thomas HUSSEY , Ellen ) was born on 27 Sep 1865 in 9 Mayfield Place, Kensington, London. He died on 3 Apr 1936 in West London Hospital, Hammersmith, London. He was buried on 6 Apr 1936 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 2845 XP).

James went to school at St. Edmund's College near Ware in Hertfordshire and went on to become a solicitor. At the time of the 1901 census, he and his wife, Jane, were living at 38 Westcroft Square in Hammersmith, and at the time of the 1911 census and the time of James's mother's death in 1913 they were at Olympia Mansions in Hammersmith. They later moved to 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith where they lived for many years. James was a talented organist and played regularly at his local church in Brook Green.

James seems to have retired from legal practice by 1919 because the marriage certificate of his son Michael from that year gives James's occupation as 'Clerk, Board of Trade'. James died of a malignant prostate, the same disease to which his father had succumbed. On his death certificate, James's occupation is given as church organist.

There follows a poem written about James, written many years after his death, by his granddaughter Maureen Gordon (née Hussey):

ODYSSEY

Grandfather,
Looking backwards through the years,
I see you sitting on my childhood bed -
Wizard of wonder,
Ancient innocence -
Weaving me webs of magic and myth.
Heroes and gods,
Enchanters, unicorns
Peopled the lucid air
Through which we voyaged
On translucent seas
To coral islands - Cathay - Camelot.

Later, on tired old legs,
You trudged the streets,
Trading your meagre pence on market stalls
For unconsidered treasure,
Argosies
Of well-thumbed books
Whose illustrations burned
Scarlet and gold through tissue coverings
Thin as the mists of time.

You were not reckoned a successful man,
Small value put on you or on your wares;
Though I recall you aureoled with love,
Your photos show you threadbare,
Down-at-heel.
You left no legacy the world calls wealth,
Only to me
The little golden key
To jewelled caverns,
Labrynthine ways
Into infinities of cosmic space.

You were my Homer and my Gutenberg.

Once you saw Venice,
And the spell it cast over your life
Suffused my youth with light.
When your great-grandson,
Your true avatar,
Caught in the same enchantment,
Took me there and I first recognised
The beauty floating on the mirroring water
That proved the truth of your mythologies,
You smiled at me again out of his eyes.

________________

from The Tug of the Undertow © 1995, Maureen Gordon

James married Jane Frances BUTLER, daughter of George Patrick BUTLER and Jane LYNCH, on 13 Aug 1891 in Our Lady of Victories Church (Pro-Cathedral), High St., Kensington. Jane was born in 1867 or 1868 in 18 Edwardes Square, Kensington, London. She died on 9 Mar 1946 in 35 Dewhurst Road, Hammersmith, London. She was buried on 13 Mar 1946 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 2845 XP).

Jane and her sister Mary married two brothers. Jane married James Hussey and Mary married his brother Thomas.

Jane's granddaughter Sheila Hussey remembers that she and her sisters used to refer to Jane as 'Granny Miaow' because when seated she nearly always had a cat perched on her knee. I have heard her described as a "formidable woman".

The only Jane Hussey born between 1867 and 1869 (from FreeBMD we know that Jane's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1868) listed in the 1939 Register was a Jane F. Hussey born on 3 December 1867. As it was not uncommon for December births to be registered in the first quarter of the following year I was inclined to think that this entry related to our Jane. However, the Jane in the Register is resident in a Catholic-run care home at 14 Westbrooke, Worthing, Sussex and, as far as we are aware, our Jane lived most of her married life at 35 Dewhurst Road in Hammersmith. Certainly that is where she died. The Jane in Worthing is therefore either not our Jane at all or else our Jane spent time at the Worthing care home 1939, recuperating from an illness, perhaps.   

According to her death certificate, Jane died of (1a) cerebral haemorrhage, (1b) acute toxaemia, (1c) quincy [severe tonsilitis] and (2) chronic valvular disease of the heart. The informant was her son Martin.

Marriage Notes:

Jane and James were married by Jane's uncle Rev. Edward Lynch, assisted by another uncle of Jane's, Rev. Robert Butler, and an uncle of James, Rev. James Hussey.

James and Jane had the following children.

+ 26 M i Michael Robert HUSSEY was born on 6 Jun 1892. He died on 7 Mar 1980.
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Philip James HUSSEY was born in 1894 in Hammersmith, London. He died on 15 Sep 1916 in Rouen, France. He was buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

Philip worked for The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) prior to enlisting for service in World War I. He was sent to France as a rifleman with the Queen's Westminster regiment and died from wounds sustained in the Battle of the Somme. His injuries had not been life-threatening, but conditions were such that he developed gangrene and died in a British army hospital in Rouen. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery (not the adjoining St. Sever extension), Le Grand Quevilly, Rouen (Plot B, Row 19, Grave 3).

Philip's name appears on a World War I memorial plaque on a wall of Brook Green Church in Hammersmith where he had been an alter-server. His name is also included on a bronze panel at Victoria Station in London commemorating members of LB&SCR staff who were killed in the war.

Philip's mother, Jane, always carried with her the official letters regarding her son's death and was distraught when her handbag, containing the letters, was stolen. The thief must have realised their importance because some days later the letters were returned to her through her letterbox.

Ursula Staszynski has put together a tribute to her Hussey and Bishop relatives (including Philip) who served in World War I. It contains biographical information, stories and photographs and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/N_YXbvPOT4E
+ 28 M iii Stephen HUSSEY was born on 25 Jul 1895. He died on 7 Sep 1978.
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Anne (Nan, Annie) Mary HUSSEY was born on 3 Jun 1899 in Hammersmith, London. She died in 1990 in Hammersmith, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

Nan trained as a teacher but worked as a civil servant. According to the 1939 Register she worked at the "Ministry of Health Insurance Department". She may also have worked at the Department of Housing.

Nan lived with her sister, Winnie, in the family home at 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London. Towards the end of their lives she and Winnie moved to Nazareth House nursing home in Hammersmith.
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Martin James HUSSEY was born on 16 Jan 1901 in Hammersmith, London. He died in 1971 in Hammersmith, London.

After World War I Martin worked with his brothers Stephen and Austin in the family building business, Hussey Bros. (Builders) Ltd., based in Queensway, Bayswater, London. Electoral registers tell us Martin was living in the family home at 35 Dewhurst Road, Hammersmith, London in 1929 and 1930; and he was still at the same address at the time of the 1939 Register. Interestingly, Martin's brother Michael and his wife, Mildred, were living next door at no. 37 Dewhurst Road in 1939. The 1939 Register describes Martin as a "builder's estimator and supervisor".

After his marriage in 1942, Martin and his wife, Marie, lived at 15 Ayr Court, Monks Drive, Ealing, London where they lived for many years before moving to 30 Rowan Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith around 1962. Martin and Marie had no children.
       
Martin married Marie HURST in 1942 in Hammersmith, London. Marie was born about 1910. She died.

Unfortunately we have no information on Marie.
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Winifred (Winnie) HUSSEY was born on 23 Nov 1902 in Hammersmith, London. She died on 12 Mar 1993 in Hammersmith, London. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Green, London (grave no. 36 FP).

Winnie was a teacher, retiring from St Mary's School, Kensal in London in 1964. She lived with her sister, Nan, in the family home at 35 Dewhurst Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London.
+ 32 M vii Augustine (Austin) Thomas HUSSEY was born on 24 Apr 1907. He died on 16 Nov 1992.

11. William (Will) HUSSEY (Thomas HUSSEY , Ellen ) was born in 1867 in 9 Mayfield Place, Kensington, London. He died on 27 Feb 1939 in Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire.

Will attended St. Edmund's school for Roman Catholic boys outside Ware in Hertfordshire. He enjoyed cricket, and for many years after leaving school was an annual visitor to St. Edmund's as a member of the Zouave Cricket Club which was recruited largely from Old Edmundians.

Will became a builder, like his father. There is a nice story, with a link to Will's business, that people might find interesting:

For many years there was a manhole cover with Will's name on it at the front of Brook Green Catholic Church, the local parish church for generations of Husseys. Many, many years after Will had died, his grandniece, Sheila Hussey (1927-2003), who lived in Ireland but who had long had her eye on the manhole cover, asked the Westminster Diocese if she could have it. They said 'yes' (also saying that it was the strangest request they had ever received!) and shortly thereafter it was transported to Dublin and installed in Sheila's driveway on Cedarmount Road in Mount Merrion. It reads:

                           William Hussey
                                 Builder
                   Albert Hall Mansions SW

Albert Hall Mansions had been built by Will's father's building company and it appears that William lived there as London telephone directories from 1914 and 1922 list his address as 32 Albert Hall Mansions (and give an office number too at Albert Hall Mansions).

According to his obituary in 'The Edmundian' (the magazine published by his old school, St. Edmund's), Will lived in Tilehurst, Berkshire for the last 20 years of his life, and the 1924 telephone directory gives his address in that year as Park Farm, Tilehurst. However, his will gives his address at Mill Cottage, Calcot, Berkshire, close to Tilehurst and where it is known his wife, Kitty, was living after Will's death. In the last three years or so of his life, Will also appears to have lived part-time at 18a Marloes Road, Kensington, where his sisters Elizabeth and Kate also lived.

Note that The Edmundian obituary tells us that Will was survived by his wife and son, one brother [which would have been Edmund] and two sisters [which would have been Elizabeth and Kate].

William married Catherine (Kitty) Frances Mary ROONEY, daughter of Robert Alexander ROONEY and Frances (Fanny) RATHBONE, in 1902. Catherine was born on 25 Mar 1880 in Clapham, London. She died on 20 Mar 1960 in Reading, Berkshire.

Kitty's paternal grandfather was born in Co. Galway. Kitty lived for many years at Mill Cottage, Calcot in Berkshire. She died at the Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

They had the following children.

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Valentine (Val) William HUSSEY was born on 2 Sep 1909 in South Kensington, London. He died on 14 Jul 1943 in Sicily. He was buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

Val, an only child, was named after his mother's twin brother, Valentine Gabriel Rooney, who died in 1906 aged only 28.

Val was educated at Stonyhurst, a Jesuit-run boarding school in Lancashire. He later worked as a stockbroker and was a member of the Royal Artillery unit of the Territorial Army. He lived in London and from the 1939 Register we know he was living at the time (apparently on his own) at 42 Chelsea Park Gardens in Chelsea. Val went on to serve as a captain in the Royal Artillery in World War II and, sadly, in July 1943, he died of wounds received during the Allied invasion of Sicily. He was 32 years old. His grave number in Syracuse War Cemetery in Sicily is VII. C. 11.

16. Edmund HUSSEY (Thomas HUSSEY , Ellen ) was born on 6 Jul 1874 in Kensington, London. He died on 6 Nov 1955 in Hertfordshire.

Edmund attended St. Edmund's Roman Catholic College (near Ware in Hertfordshire) from 1888 until 1890. He went on to become a publican, later an undertaker and later still an estate agent. The 1901 census sees him running The Cambridge public house at 54 Cambridge Road in Hammersmith while the 1911 census tells us he is an undertaker, living at 3 Holland Place Chambers in Kensington. He ran Hussey Bros. Funeral Directors with his brother Jack. The electoral register tells us that Edmund was still resident at 3 Holland Place Chambers in 1914.

Edmund saw service in World War I, returning home suffering from shell shock which necessitated a lengthy stay in hospital.

Edmund married Catherine (Kate) Florence HUGHES in 1900 in Paddington, London. Catherine was born on 5 Sep 1874 in Notting Hill, London. She died in possibly 1956 in possibly Kensington, London.

Kate was living at the family home at 3 Holland Place Chambers, Kensington in 1925 but is listed (on her own) at 2 Holland Place Chambers in the 1939 Register. The Register also tells us Kate was working as a "domestic help".

They had the following children.

+ 34 M i Edmund Peter HUSSEY was born on 18 Mar 1901. He died on 22 May 1984.

17. Catherine (Kate) HUSSEY (Thomas HUSSEY , Ellen ) was born on 10 Oct 1875 in Kensington, London. She died in 1944 in Worthing, West Sussex.

Kate is listed in the 1901 and 1911 census returns for her parents' household at 23 St. Mary Abbots Terrace, Kensington, suggesting she probably moved back in with them after the death of her husband. The 1911 census tells us she was working as a builder's clerk, indicating that she worked for her father.

Kate appears to have moved out sometime after that as the 1919 electoral register suggests that her sister Agnes was living alone at that address in that year. However, the electoral registers for 1925 and 1930 tell us that Kate was back at 23 St. Mary Abbots Terrace, living with her sisters Agnes and Elizabeth. However, according to the electoral registers for 1936 and 1937 and the 1939 Register, Kate and Elizabeth are shown as living at 18 Marloes Road in Kensington.

Catherine married Henry (Harold) Charles KENT, son of William Charles Mark (Charles) KENT and Anne YOUNG, on 15 Jan 1896 in Our Lady of Victories Church, High St., Kensington. Henry was born in 1864 in Kensington, London. He died in 1898 in 20 Cromwell Grove, Hammersmith.

Harold was a journalist. He was born into a literary family and grew up in Kensington. His father, Charles, was an editor (his appointments included editorship of the Sun newspaper from 1845 to 1870) as well as a journalist and poet. Charles was also a good friend of Charles Dickens and a lock of Dickens's hair was passed down to Harold; it is still in the possession of the family. And Harold's mother, Ann, who was a daughter of the Sun newspaper proprietor Murdo Young, was an author.

According to his death certificate, Harold died of "tuberculosis of lungs 1 year and 3 months. Heart failure". He was only 34 years of age.

They had the following children.

+ 35 F i Marjorie Mary Catherine KENT was born on 2 Nov 1896. She died in May 1990.

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