NameAlice Gertrude DEAKIN , GG Aunt
Birth30 Dec 1862, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
Baptism1 May 1863, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
Death12 Nov 1946, Sion House, Wolverley, Kidderminster5
Burial14 Nov 1946
Notes for Alice Gertrude DEAKIN
From Pedigree of the Deakin Family, October 1859
[With details of later family members added afterwards]
In the possession of Alice Gertrude Deakin (1862 to 1946) to her grand nephew Arthur Keelinge Deakin (1917 to 1944) to his father Guy Barton Deakin (1882 to 1973) to his daughter Isabella Vera Deakin (1913 to 2005) to David Cooper.
Alice Gertrude Deakin
Born 30th December 1862
Baptized at Tettenhall
Known as Aunt Gert in the family.
Actively pursued family genealogy. Her efforts in making a family tree for the Deakin and Homer Families sparked an interest in some of her younger relatives, including myself. She carefully collected, documented and circulated the family tree, pictures, documents and family heirlooms. Any pictures I have which she circulated are on this site. Thanks Great Great Aunt Gert.
In the birth index for January to March 1863 Alice Gertrude Deakin, Wolverhampton, volume 6b page 414.
Christening records, Alice Gertrude Deakin, christened May 1, 1863, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, father John Bickerton Deakin, mother Elizabeth Sarah.
In the 1871 census living at Ormes Lane, Tettenhall. Head John B. Deakin, age 58, Attorney, solicitor, and landowner, born Bromsgrove. Wife Elizabeth S Deakin born Stourbridge. , Daughter Mary L Deakin, age 21, unmarried, born Wolverhampton. Daughter Julia A Deakin, age 19, single, born Wolverhampton. Son Charles F Deakin, age 18, scholar, born Tettenhall. Son John B Deakin, age 16, scholar, born Tettenhall. Daughter Constance M Deakin, age 10, scholar, born Tettenhall. Daughter Alice G Deakin, age 7, scholar, born Tettenhall. Son George R. Deakin, age 6, scholar, born Tettenhall. A teacher (governess) and 4 servants.
The 1881 census living at Ormeslane, Tettenhall, Stafford. Head Elizabeth T. [must be an error] Deakin, widow, age 59, Income derived from lands, born Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Daughter Julia A Deakin, unmarried, age 29, born Wolverhampton. Daughter Constance Deakin, unmarried, age 20, born Tettenhall. Daughter Alice G Deakin, age 18, born Tettenhall. Son Reginald Deakin, age 16, scholar, born Tettenhall. 2 servants.
In the 1891 census living at Ormes Lane, Tettenhall. Head Elizabeth S. Deakin, age 79, widow, living on her own means, means, born Stourbridge. Daughter Mary L. Deakin, born Wolverhampton. Daughter Constance M. Deakin, born Tettenhall. Daughter Alice G. Deakin, born Tettenhall. They were all listed as living on their own means. The daughters are all single. There were 2 servants.
Listed as passengers on the Umbria departed New York, arrived Liverpool May 20 1893, Alice G. Deakin, spinster age 30 and Constance M. Deakin, spinster age 32. [probably they were visiting their brother Robert Henry Deakin]
In the 1901 census living at Tettenhall Wood, Head Elizabeth S. Deakin widow living on her own means. born Stourbridge. DaughterConstance M. Deakin, single, age 40,living on her own means, born Tettenhall. Daughter Alice G Deakin, single, age 38, living on her own means, born Tettenhall. Son George R. Deakin, single, age 36, living on own means, born Tettenhall. 2 servants.
In the 1911 census 1 Ormes Lane Tettenhall Wood, W Hampton, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Tettenhall parish. Head Elizabeth Sarah Deakin, widow, age 89, private means, born Stourbridge Worc. Daughter Constance Margarite Deakin, single, age 50, private means, born Tettenhall Wood. Daughter Alice Gertrude Deakin,age 48, single, born Tettenhall Wood. 2 servants.
Listed in the October to December 1946 Death index Alice G. Deakin, age 84 Kidderminster volume 9d page 135. (The age 84 seems to be a mistake!)
National Probate Calendar
Alice Gertrude Deakin of Sion Hill Nursing Home Wolverley near Kidderminster spinster died 12 November 1946 Probate Birmingham 7 February 1947 to Mabel Louise Walford widow and Kenneth Lemesle Adams solicitor. Effects 19494 pounds 7 shillings 9 pence.
The November 14, 1946 edition of the Times states the following
DEAKIN - On Nov. 12, 1946 at Sion House, Wolverley, Kidderminster Alice Gertrude Deakin youngest daughter of the late John Bickerton Deakin, late of Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton in her 86th year. Funeral Tettenhall, 3:30 p.m., today (Thursday).
Lived at “the Orchard” at Tettenhall. A beautiful house which used to be the hunting lodge of Kings. Sold. A letter lists her writing from Orchard Hill, Bideford, (North) Devon on July 13, 1938. (It is now a hotel of that name) This could simply be a coincidence or there could be an error in location of the house.