NameCharles Henry HOMER , GGG Uncle
Birth14 Nov 1823, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England8
Baptism10 Dec 1823, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England
Death23 Mar 1861, High Barns, Alveley, Shropshire, England6
Burial28 Mar 18616
OccupationGlass Manufacturer8
FatherCharles Kemp HOMER (1795-1857)
MotherAnne Mary LEAKE (1793-1872)
Birth1 Mar 1831, Whitbeck, Cumberland6
Baptism8 Apr 1831
Death9 Jan 1904, Kessworth Knoll, Lorne Park, Bournemouth6
BurialBournemouth, Hants.
FatherRev. Thomas CADDY (~1786-1847)
MotherElizabeth DIXON (-1831)
Marriage1 Jul 1851, Edgbaston, Warwick, England
ChildrenCharles Keelinge (1852-1856)
 Elizabeth Anne (1853-1939)
Notes for Charles Henry HOMER
Of High Barnes in the parish of Alveley Co. Salop. Second Son. Age 27 in 18518

Educated at Hall Green near Birmingham.

In the 1851 census listed as living at Townsend House, High Street, Sedgley.
Charles Kemp Homer age 56, Landed proprietor, born at Dudley.
Wife Ann Mary Homer age 56 born at Devonshire.
Son Charles Henry Homer age 27, glass manufacturer, born at Stourbridge, Staffordshire.
Son Thomas Keeling Homer, unmarried age 24, born at Wolverhampton.
They had 3 servants a cook, housemaid and a footboy.

London Gazette April 15, 1856
Notice is hereby given, that the copartnership subsisting between us the undersigned, Charles Henry Homer and John Renaud, in the business of Glass Manufacturers carried on at Dudley, in the county of Worcester, has been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and by the concern to be paid to and byRichard Henry Smith, Esquire, Banker, Dudley, or to whom he may appoint on his behalf. Dated the 7th day of April, 1856.
Charles Hy. Homer
John Renaud

from Sedgley Sundries
1861, March 27th,
On the 23rd inst. at High Barns, Enville, Charles Henry, eldest surviving son of the late Charles Kemp Homer esq, of Sedgley aged 37.

A newspaper article about his brother Frederick Augustus Homer indicates Charles died as a result of driving horse through a plate glass window and that this was a result of drinking heavily. [I wonder if the loss of his son Charles who died, age 3, from drinking laudanum on his mother’s dressing table.]

Will dated February 15, 1860 proved at Shrewsbury July 9, 1861.

National Probate Calendar
Will with a codicil of Charles Henry Homer late of High Barns in the parish of Alveley in the County of Salop Esquire deceased who died 23 March 1861 at High Barns aforesaid was proved at Shrewsbury by oath of Thomas Keelinge Homer [brother] of Quatt in the said county Gentleman the sole Executor. Effects under 2000 pounds. 9 July 1861
Notes for Anne (Spouse 1)
From a descendant Philippa Cormack.
Anne was baptized on 8 April 1831, the same day her mother was buried.

In the 1841 census Parsonage, Whitbeck, Cumberland.
Thomas Caddy, age 55, clerk [Would be clerk in Holy Orders], not born in Cumberland.
Elizabeth Caddy, age 15, not born in Cumberland.
James Caddy, age 14, born in Cumberland.
Edward Caddy, age 11, born in Cumberland.
Ann Caddy, age 10, born in Cumberland.
2 servants.

in the 1851 census, George Street, Edgbaston, Warwickshire.
Head Brigit Dixon, unmarried, age 49, proprietor of houses, born Birmingham.
Sister Agnes Dixon, unmarried, age 42, proprietor of houses, born Birmingham.
Niece Ann Caddy, unmarried, age 20, proprietor of houses, born Cumberland.
2 or possibly 4 servants. [Confirmed by Philippa Cormack.]

Listed in the July to September 1851 marriage index, Charles Henry Homer and Anne Caddy, Kings Norton District, Staffordshire, volume 18 page 445.

Anne Homer petitioned for Divorce on August 19, 1859. In August 1956 she petitioned for seperation. She also petitioned for custody of their living child Elizabeth Anne Homer. It mentioned they had resided at Deacon’s Green near Dudley, at Wordsley in the parish of Kingswinford near Dudley, and High Barns in the Parish of Alveley, Shropshire. She seems to have been granted her petition.

In the 1861 census,
Anne Homer, visitor, widow, age 30, proprietor of house, born at Whitbeck, Cumberland, staying with Frederick Augustus Homer. [her brother in law]

In the 1881 census South View? Beckenham, Kent.
Head Ann Homer, widow, age 50, annuitant, born Cumberland.
Daughter Eliza A. Homer, unmarried, age 27, land and share holder, born Dudley, Worcestershire.
2 servants.

Listed in the 1901 census, civil parish of Bournemouth, ecclesiastical parish of Bournemouth Holy Trinity Church, registration district of Christchurch, sub district Bournemouth, living at Kesworth Knoll.
Ann Homer, head, widow, age 70, living on own means, born at Whitbeck, Cumberland.
Living with her is Annie Hewitt age 39, ladies maid.

Listed in the January to March 1904 death index, Anne Homer, age 72, Christchurch district, Hampshire, volume 2b page 491

Will proved principal registry February 27, 1904

National Probate Calendar
Anne Homer of “Kesworth-knoll” Lorne-park Bournemouth widow died 9 January 1904 Probate London 27 February 1904 to James Caddy retired civil-servant Richard Osborn Caddy solicitor and Adolphus Edward Caddy medical electrician [nephews] Effects 5228 pounds 14 shillings 6 pence Resworn 6301 pounds 13 shillings 4 pence
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