Notes on the Filby family, re Frances nee Filby (later Mrs Richards and after that Mrs Hawkes)
Also see notes on the Richards family in the People category
For interviews with Mrs Hawkes (nee Filby), earlier Richards, see interview tapes 17 and 20.
First in Albert Road
Between 1901 and 1906, parents took the George.
In c. 1912 they all moved to Southend, and she stayed there for 15 years till she married in late 1920s.
After marriage, to Polperro, the Avenue for two years.
Then to Stourton, 26 Powershall End (previously 6 Powershall End)
Then after first husband died to 30 Powershall End.
Miss Church’s private school, in Newland Street near the George.
First to Harry Richards of Richards’ building firm, when she nearly 30 and he 50, so late 1920s
After widowed, married Fred Hawkes, who had been plumber for Richards’ building firm. Married to him for ten years.
None, helped at home.
One of older sisters trained at Hockerill College as a schoolteacher.
12 February 1979 aged 82
Extracts from relevant documents
RG 12/1425, f.49, p.7, schedule 33, Braintree Road
Fredk Wm Filby Head M 31 Rail ticket collector born Suffolk, Wymondham
Gertrude A Filby Wife M 31 born Suffolk, Eye
Gertrude Ethel Filby Dau 10 Scholar born Norfolk, Great Yarmouth
Fredk Wm Filby Son 8 Scholar born Norfolk, Great Yarmouth
Ellen M Filby Dau 6 Scholar born Essex, Witham
RG 13/1725, f.65, p.21, schedule 150, Albert Road
Frederick Filbey Head Marr 41 Railway ticket collector born Norfolk, Wymondham
Gertrude Filbey Wife Mar 41 born Suffolk, Nicton[?]
Ellen Filbey Dau S 16 Draper’s assistant born Essex, Witham
Frances Filbey Dau 4 born Essex, Witham
Benjamin Thompson Boarder S 16 Railway clerk born Suffolk, Kelsale
1906-1912 inclusive Filbey Frederick William, George P.H.
Electoral register, 1920
No Filby or Philby
Electoral register, 1930
At Polperro, the Avenue, Henry William Richards and Frances Faith Richards.
Electoral register, 1938
At 6 Powershall End (later this was number 26), Harry William Richards and Frances Faith Richards.
Electoral register, 1947
At Stourton, Powershall End (then number 6, later it was number 26)
Harry W Richards, Frances F Richards. Also Crawford F Claydon, Grace J Claydon, and Monica Bull.