Notes on Mrs Ethel Hicks, nee Bourne
Born March 1891 in Maldon
Frederick and Mary Bourne of Maldon. He was a coachman for a doctor and then a gardener. Frederick’s father was a farmworker for Lord Rayleigh. Mary’s family came from Ridgewell.
Brothers and sisters
Eight children in family altogether, another died with whooping cough as a baby.
Brought up in Maldon. Got house in 31 Guithavon Road, Witham, when married, 1915. But lived with family in Maldon while husband away three years in War.
Moved to Pinkham Drive c late 1970s.
Left school at 13, went to work as girl in house in Maldon. Till married in c 1915 at 24 (she said she was there thirteen years till she married, but it works out at nearer eleven if compared to her time of marrying)
Arthur William Hicks. Two years and four months younger than her. Had two brothers and a sister; the sister died?. At butcher’s when he first left school, then Glover’s cycle and motor trade, then to First World War three years, then to Crittall’s for nearly 40 years till he retired.
His parents were Alfred Hicks and Annie Hicks (nee Turner). Alfred was horseman at Highfields Farm (living in cottage near bottom of hill in Highfields Road, and either before or after that at Highfields itself) Arthur died 1975
Son Jack, died 1987 aged c 73
Died 24 December 1996 aged 105
Extracts from relevant documents
Baptism register, Maldon All Saints and St Peter
10 May 1891. Children of Frederick Joseph and Mary Ann Bourne of St Peters, Groom.
William, Lilla May, Laura, Henry Frederick, Ethel Daisy.
1891 census, RG 12/1398, f.37, page 1, schedule 5, 7 Cromwell Lane, Maldon
Ethel is the infant
Frederick Bourne Head M 40 Porter born Essex, Maldon All Saints
Mary Bourne Wife M 37 born Essex, Ridgewell
Clara Bourne Dau S 13 Scholar born Essex, St Peter Maldon
Lillie Bourne Dau 9 Scholar born Essex, St Peter Maldon
Laura Bourne Daur 6 born Essex, St Peter Maldon
Henry Bourne Son 4 born Essex, St Peter Maldon
Infant Bourne Daur 1 mo born Essex, St Peter Maldon
1901 census, RG 13/1691, p.20, schedule 135, Cromwell Lane, Maldon
Mary Bourne Wife M 49 born Essex, Ridgewell
Henry Bourne Son S 14 House boy born Essex, Maldon
Ethel Bourne Dau 10 born Essex, Maldon
Bertha Bourne Dau 7 born Essex, Maldon
1901 census, RG 13/1725, f.80, p.14, schedule 89, Capon Hall Green [one of three at that address]
Alfred Hicks Head M 42 Horseman on farm born Essex, White Notley
Annie M Hicks Wife M 34 born Chipping Hill, Witham
Philip A Hicks Son S 13 born Chipping Hill, Witham
Henry V[?] Hicks Son S 11 born Chipping Hill, Witham
Arthur W Hicks Son 7 born Chipping Hill, Witham
1920 electoral register
Guithavon Road: Arthur William Hicks.
Capeners Green: Alfred Hicks and Annie Maria Hicks.
1930 electoral register
31 Guithavon Road: Arthur William Hicks, Ethel Daisy Hicks.
Capeners Green: Alfred Hicks.
1938 electoral register
31 Guithavon Road: Arthur William Hicks, Ethel Daisy Hicks, John William Hicks.
Capeners Green: Alfred Hicks
1947 electoral register
31 Guithavon Road: Arthur W Hicks, Ethel D Hicks, Jack W Hicks.