Children of William and Elizabeth Booker

01. Elizabeth Jane Booker (Liz, Lizzie)

1886 Q2 b. Dunton Green, Kent GRO index; censuses
1886-07-04 bapt. Otford, Kent "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538–1911," database with images, FamilySearch: 10 December 2017, Elizabeth Jane Booker, 04 Jul 1886, citing Christening, Otford, Kent, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, FHL microfilm 1,473,699
1891 living with her family at 6 Shat Hall, Old Turnpike, Otford, Kent TNA: RG 12/672 f76 p11
1901 living with her family at Froghall Farm, Chevening, Kent RG 13/746 f162 p17
1911 worker, at home, living with her family at Froghall Farm, Chipstead, Kent; 8 rooms RG14PN6130 RG78PN284 RD103 SD3 ED1 SN108
c. 1921 of Riverhead Farm, Chipstead

"I have a vague recollection of my Godmother in a long skirted dress and shawl taking me on shopping expeditions to the village bow-windowed shop."

The Memoirs of Sidney Beck
  m. Fred ____ Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1939-03-31
Children: one or more
  "Re my Godmother in Argentina. She previously lived with her husband on a farm near Sevenoaks and they were attracted to the opportunities, after the 1914-18 war, of running a farm in Buenos Aires." letter to me from Sidney Beck, 1985-12-20
  emigrated to South America Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons
  . . . "they went out to Buenos Aires when life became difficult for farmers in this country and when I think there was a special effort being made by the Argentine government to attract British farmers out there [after the 1914–18 war], at the time when they were establishing their beef herds, and they left the farm and went out—we never saw them again, of course, and I lost contact with them." The Memoirs of Sidney Beck
1939-03-30 "Fred, Lizzie and Family (Buenos Aires)" sent a wreath to the funeral of her step-grandmother Lydia Booker Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1939-03-31
1940-08-30 in Buenos Aires Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1940-08-30


02. William Henry Booker

1888 Q2 b. Dunton Green, Kent GRO index; censuses
1888-07-01 bapt. Otford, Kent "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538–1911," database with images, FamilySearch: 10 December 2017, William Henry Booker, 01 Jul 1888, citing Christening, Otford, Kent, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, FHL microfilm 1,473,699
1891 living with his family at 6 Shat Hall, Old Turnpike, Otford, Kent TNA: RG 12/672 f76 p11
1901 school boy, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chevening, Kent RG 13/746 f162 p17
1911 farmer's son working on farm, worker, at home, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chipstead, Kent; 8 rooms RG14PN6130 RG78PN284 RD103 SD3 ED1 SN108
1919 Q1 m. Florence Matilda Dunnett (cal 1881 – 1942), in Sevenoaks RD GRO index
Children: Sybil Mary (1919–2004), Thomas William (1921 – after 1940) GRO index; National Probate Calendar; Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1940-08-30
1921 general farm work, working for William Booker, farmer, at home; living with his family in 7 rooms at Nurses Cottage, Chipstead, Sevenoaks RG 15/04140 RD49 SD1 ED15 SN80
1926-09-04 best man at the wedding of his brother George, in Chevening Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1926-09-10
1939-03-30 with his wife, among the chief mourners at the funeral of his step-mother, Lydia Booker, at Chevening pc Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1939-03-31
1939-09-29 farm waggoner, living with his wife at 89 Chevening Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent 1939 England and Wales Register (RG 101)
1940-08-24 among the immediate mourners at his father's funeral in Chevening Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1940-08-30
1940-10-24 farmer; co-executor of father's will National Probate Calendar
1966-07-07 of 32 Vincent Road, Dorking, Surrey; d. at The General Hospital, Dorking GRO index; National Probate Calendar
1966-09-02 will proved at London by Thomas William Booker and Sybil Mary Betteridge; £4564 National Probate Calendar


03. Edith Marian Booker

cal 1890-06 b. Otford, Kent GRO index; TNA: RG 12/672 f76 p11
1891 living with her family at 6 Shat Hall, Old Turnpike, Otford, Kent RG 12/672 f76 p11
1894 Q2 d. Sevenoaks RD GRO index


04. George Booker

1892-02-03 b. Dunton Green, Kent GRO index; censuses
1901 school boy, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chevening, Kent TNA: RG 13/746 f162 p17
1911 farmer's son working on farm, worker, at home, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chipstead, Kent; 8 rooms RG14PN6130 RG78PN284 RD103 SD3 ED1 SN108
1920-04-02 one of the soloists in Stainer's Crucifixion, at Chevening church Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1920-04-09
1923-10-17 MC for the dancing at a whist drive and dance held in the Mission Hall, Chipstead Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1923-10-19
1926 Q3 m. Delia Maud Shoubridge (1904–1994, b. Sevenoaks RD), in Sevenoaks RD GRO index
1926-09-04

CHEVENING WEDDING.

The wedding took place at St. Botolph's, Chevening, on Saturday, of Miss Delia Maud Shoubridge, daughter of Mr. W.H. Shoubridge, of Riverhead, and Mr. George Booker, of Frognall Farm, Chipstead. The service was fully choral, and Mr. W.K. Duckett, was at the organ. The Rev. R.H. Streatfeild, Rector of Ightham (late of Chevening), officiated, and the hymns were "Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us" and "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden."

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of ivory georgette and lace, with wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of roses and white heather. She was attended by Miss Ivy Davis (a friend), who was attired in mauve crepe-de-chine, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations, her ornament being a gold and pearl pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. W.H. Booker, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.

A reception was held at Yew Tree Cottage, lent for the occasion by Mr. and Mrs. G. Pett. The happy couple left later for their honeymoon at Bishopstoke in Hampshire, the bride travelling in a brick red two-piece suit, with hat to match and furs (the gifts of bridegroom).

LIST OF PRESENTS.

Bride to Bridegroom, silver watch; Bridegroom to Bride, furs; Bridegroom's Father, cheque; Bride's Father, dinner and tea service, set of jugs, etc.; Mrs. W. Booker, blankets, cheese dish, etc.; [&c.]

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1926-09-10
Children: Edward Richard (1927–2005) and Faith D. (1930 – after 1957), both b. Sevenoaks RD GRO index
1939-03-30 with his wife, among the chief mourners at the funeral of his step-mother, Lydia Booker, at Chevening pc Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1939-03-31
1939-09-29 farmer (heavy worker) assisting father, special constabulary sgt, living with his family at The Square, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent 1939 England and Wales Register (RG 101)
1940-08-24 among the immediate mourners at his father's funeral in Chevening Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1940-08-30
1940-10-24 farmer; co-executor of his father's will National Probate Calendar
1942-10-20 at Tonbridge Petty Sessions:

CRUELTY TO A COW.

George Booker, Froghall Farm, Chipstead, near Sevenoaks, was summoned for causing unnecessary suffering to a cow at Tonbridge on October 6. Defendant, who was represented by Mr. W.L. Platts, pleaded not guilty.

Mr. F.B. Jevons, who appeared for the R.S.P.C.A., stated that about 11 a.m. Inspector Hayward, of the R.S.P.C.A., was at Tonbridge Market, when he saw a roan Shorthorn heifer in a pen with a calf tethered outside. The heifer was manifestly distressed and restless, and the Inspector caused it to be milked at once. on the following day he saw defendant, who said he could accept responsibility, but that he could not understand it, as the heifer had been milked about 5 p.m. on the day before the market.

"It is almost impossible for anyone who knows anything about stock to overlook the necessity of milking cows at regular intervals, but when one has an animal which has just calved, as this one had, it should be relieved of milk frequently," said Mr. Jevons.

Inspector R. Hayward, R.S.P.C.A., Sevenoaks, corroborated Mr. Jevons' statement, and, replying to Mr. Platts, stated that as the heifer had been milked on the ground he could not tell what the quantity of milk was. It was definitely the quantity of milk in the udder which was causing the animal distress, and not the fact that the calf was tethered outside.

Mr. Isherwood, a veterinary surgeon, gave similar evidence.

Booker stated that at 4.40 p.m., on the day before the market, he milked the heifer, and then let the calf go to it. Afterwards he could not obtain any milk from it. When it was put into the lorry on the following morning it seemed to be quite normal.

Mr. Platts submitted that while all the symptoms pointed to over-stocking the animal's distress might also have been due to the fact that the calf was tethered away from it.

Mr. Walters, stating that there would have to be a conviction, fined defendant £3 with 3 guineas costs.

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1942-10-23
1945-06-16 with his family, sent a wreath for the funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Bannister, as Sundridge pc Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 1945-06-22
1980-03-04 of Greenacres, Chevening Rd, Chipstead near Sevenoaks; d. Tunbridge Wells, Kent GRO index; Ken Smallbone (2010) Baggs: The History of a Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of the Baggs Family of Hannington, Hampshire, England. Basingstoke: The Changing Seasons; Find a will
1980-04-17 will proved at Brighton; £59,483 Find a will


05. Thomas Booker

1894 Q3 b. Chevening, Kent GRO index; censuses
1901 school boy, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chevening, Kent TNA: RG 13/746 f162 p17
1911 farmer's son working on farm, worker, at home, living with his family at Froghall Farm, Chipstead, Kent; 8 rooms RG14PN6130 RG78PN284 RD103 SD3 ED1 SN108
1915-02-03 farm foreman, of Froghall Farm, Chipstead, Sevenoaks; enlisted at Dorchester; 6'2", chest girth when fully expanded 37", range of expansion 2"; 164 lbs; posted private service record; Soldiers Died in the Great War
1915-02-13 posted private, 3 Bn service record
1915-04-14 appointed unpaid L/Cpl, 3/Bn
1915-05-13 appointed paid L/Cpl, 3/Bn
1915-08-25 promoted Cpl, 3
1915-08-29 posted 5th
1915-08-29/1915-10-02 M[editteranean] E[xpeditionary] Force
1915-10-02 corporal, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, regimental number 12909; d. at sea, of tuberculosis, on board H.S. Soudan [hospital ship]; buried at sea service record; Soldiers Died in the Great War
1916-01-05 £5 18s credited to his mother Army registers of soldiers' effects
1916-03-14 personal effects received at Froghall Farm service record
1919-10-19 £4 war gratuity paid to his father Army registers of soldiers' effects
1920-06-23 1914-15 Star, granted in respect of Thomas Booker's service, received by his brother William; also awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal service record; Medal and Award Rolls
  death recorded on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Memorial Register


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