Month: August 2013

George Simmonds, market gardener and grocer of Heston, Middlesex

I was named David for my grandfather, George Simmonds, whose birth certificate decidedly lists three names - George Frederick David. But who was he named for? His birth certificate lists no father - his mother is listed as Mabel Butler of Redhill, Surrey. Grandpa George … Continue reading George Simmonds, market gardener and grocer of Heston, Middlesex

Nurse Mabel Butler and The South Eastern Fever Hospital

In the year that Queen Victoria died, 1901, my great grandmother, Mabel Butler, was 25 and unmarried. According to the census that was carried out that year she was a hospital nurse at The South Eastern Hospital, Avonlea Road, Deptford, London SE. However, the census … Continue reading Nurse Mabel Butler and The South Eastern Fever Hospital