The French Family

Catherine Eleanor French

Birth: 1868, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Binfield, Berkshire: Catherine E. French, boarder, is aged 22, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Edward Sidney Gordon French

Birth: 1901, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: William Edmund French

Mother: Hilda May (Alpe) French

Census:
1911: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Edward Sidney Gordon French is aged 9, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Eleanor French

Birth: 1880, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: Eleanor French, daughter, is aged 10, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1901: Charlbury, Oxfordshire: Eleanor French, boarder, is aged 20, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Elizabeth Harriett French

Birth: 1869, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: Elizabeth H. French, daughter, is aged 21, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Rosa Leah French

Birth: 1871, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rosa L. French, daughter, is aged 19, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1901: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Rose Leah French, daughter, is aged 29, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1911: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Rosa Leah French is aged 38, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Sidney Walter French

Birth: 1844, in Syresham, Northamptonshire, England

Baptism: 11 August 1844, in Syresham, Northamptonshire, England

Father: Thomas French

Mother: Catherine _____

Married: Elizabeth Hore in 1867, in Bicester district, Oxfordshire, England

Children: Occupation: Joiner (1881) and Builder & Undertaker (1901). The 1881 census notes his occupation as "Joiner & Secretary Of Coop Soc Oxford".

Death: 1915, in Headington district, Oxfordshire, England, aged 70

Census:
1851: Sidney French, lodger, is aged 6, born in Syresham, Northamptonshire
1861: Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire: Sidney French, nephew, is aged 16, born in Syresham, Northamptonshire
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: Sidney Walter French, head, is aged 47, born in Syresham, Northamptonshire
1901; Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Sidney W. French, head, is aged 56, born in Syresham, Northamptonshire. Occupation: Builder & Undertaker
1911: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Sidney Walter French is aged 66, born in Syresham, Northamptonshire

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Sidney French

Birth: 1878, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Occupation: Grocer

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: Sidney French, son, is aged 10, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1901: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: Sidney French, son, is age 23, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire. Occupation: Grocer Shop Keeper

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Walter Thomas French

Birth: 1873, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Education: Balliol College, Oxford University. Walter obtained a 3rd class degree in 1896 and an MA in 1906.

Married: Sibyl Wade on 2 September 1914, in St Andrew, Panton, Lincolnshire

Sibyl was born in 1889 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, the daughter of John William Wade and Betsy Jane Brumby. She died in 1960, in Tynemouth, Northumberland.
Census  & Addresses:
1891: St Peter at Gowts, Lincolnshire: Sybil Wade, daughter, is aged 1, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
1901: 65 Canwick Road, St Peter at Gowts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire: Sibyl Wade, daughter, is aged 11, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
1911: Lincoln, Lincolnshire: Sibyl Wade is aged 21, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
1919: The Vicarage, Bardney, Lincolnshire

Occupation: Sub-librarian at Oxford (1891); Walter was a tutor at St Paul's Missionary College in Burgh le March, Lincolnshire from 1898 until 1903. He was ordained in 1902 at St Paul's Missionary College and served as a lay preacher in St Andrew's, Lincoln, from 1903 until 1908. From 1908 until 1911 he was the minister at St Cyprian Church in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa and from 1911 until 1913 he served in All Saints Church in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Walter was vicar of St Gilbert and St Hugh's Church in Gosberton Clough, Lincolnshire from 1913 until 1918 and from 13 April 1918 until 18 December 1930 was vicar of St Lawrence, Bardney, Licolnshire (Incumbents of St Lawrence Church)

Death: 1930, in Lincoln district, Lincolnshire, England

Buried: St Lawrence, Bardney, Lincolnshire, England, row EE5.
The memorial inscription on his grave reads:
WALTER THOMAS FRENCH, priest, Vicar of this parish 1918-1930.


A statue of St Lawrence was placed in the North Chancel of the church in memory of Walter.
The inscription reads:
This figure of St Lawrence excavated at Bardney Abbey 1910 was restored and placed in the church in loving memory of WALTER THOMAS FRENCH M.A. Vicar of this parish 1918-1930. R.I.P.


Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: 144 Kingston Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Walter T. French, son, is aged 17, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire. Walter is a Sub-Librarian  - Oxford
1901: Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire: Walter T. French is aged 27, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire. Occupation: Tutor
1918: The Vicarage, Bardney, Lincolnshire

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William Edmund French

Birth: 1875, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Father: Sidney Walter French

Mother: Elizabeth (Hore) French

Married: Hilda May Alpe in 1901 in Reading district, Berkshire, England

Children:
Occupation: Joiner

Census:
1881: 54 Kingston Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
1891: Oxford, Oxfordshire: William E. French, son, is aged 16, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1901: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: William E. French, son, is aged 26, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
1911: Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire: William Edmund French is aged 36, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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