Notes on the Pavelin family, including Florence (Flo)
John, William, Alfred, Walter and Florence (Flo) Pavelin, from censuses and from information from Flo and John
See oral history tapes 134, 135, 144 for Flo.
1841 census, HO 107/343/17, f.34, Victoria Cottages
John Paveling 40 Ag lab born in Essex
Elizabeth Paveling 40 born in Essex
Susan Paveling 20 born in Essex
William Paveling 20 Ag lab born in Essex
James Paveling 18 Ag lab born in Essex
Joseph Paveling 13 born in Essex
David Paveling 11 born in Essex
Thomas Paveling 9 born in Essex
Sarah Paveling 6 born in Essex
Hannah Paveling 3 born in Essex
Samuel Paveling 1 born in Essex
1851 census, HO 107/1783, ff.150-151, pp.7-8, schedule 22, Ivy Chimneys Cottages
John Pavelin Head M 52 Ag lab born Essex, Lt Dunmow
Elizabeth Pavelin Wife M 51 born Essex, Gt Dunmow
Joseph Pavelin Son U 23 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
David Pavelin Son U 20 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
Thomas Pavelin Son 18 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
Sarah A E Pavelin Dau 15 born Essex, Witham
Hannah Pavelin Dau 13 born Essex, Witham
Samuel Pavelin Son 11 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
1861 census, RG 9/1107, f.12, p.17, schedule 93, Ivy Chimneys Cottages
John Paveling Head M 62 Agricultural labourer born Essex, Little Dunmow
Elizabeth Paveling Wife M 62 Wife of ditto born Essex, Great Dummow
Walter Smith Grandson U 7 Scholar born Essex, Witham
1871 census, RG 10/1695, f.11, p.14, schedule 76, Hatfield Road
John Pavelin H M 74 Ag lab born Essex, Little Dunmow
Elizabeth Pavelin W 74 born Essex, Great Dunmow
Walter Smith Grandson U 17 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
Sarah A Smith Granddau U 13 No occ born Essex, Witham
1881 census, RG 11/1809, f.8, p.10, schedule 65, Almshouse, Spinks Lane
Elizabeth Paveling H W 83 Inmate of almshouse born Essex, Great Dunmow
2. WILLIAM and ELIZA
See above for William
1851 census, HO 107/1783, f.183, p.25, schedule 92, Maldon Road Square
William Pavelin H M 29 Labourer born Essex, Witham
Eliza Pavelin W M 27 born Essex, Witham
James Pavelin S U 1 Infant born Essex, Witham
William Bowyer Wife’s son U 8 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Alfred Ruffell Lodger U 18 Labourer born Essex, Coggeshall
1861 census, RG 9/1107, f.57, p.15, schedule 75, 5 Smith’s Square, Maldon Road
William Paveling Head M 39 General labourer born Essex, Witham
Eliza Paveling Wife M 37 born Essex, Witham
Alfred Paveling Son 9 born Essex, Witham
Emma Paveling Daur 7 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Elizabeth Paveling Daur 5 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Hannah Paveling Daur 4 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Millna Paveling Daur 2 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Harriet Paveling Daur 1 born Essex, Witham
1871 census, RG 10/1695, f.78, p.?4, schedule 64, Post Hall End
William Pavelin Widr W 48 Labourer born Essex, Witham
Elizabeth Pavelin Dau U 14 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Harriett Pavelin Dau U 11 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Susannah Pavelin Daur U 9 Scholar born Essex, Witham
1881 census, RG 11/1809, f.19, p.1, schedule 3, the Swan, Newland Street (with others)
William Pavelin Lodger Widr 61 General labourer born Essex, Witham
1891 census, RG 12/1422, f.11, Braintree Union Workhouse, Bocking
William Paveling Inmate Widr 78 General labourer born Essex, Witham
4. ALFRED and ANNIE/SARAH with RICHARD WALTER
Can’t see Alfred in 1871 census index
1881 census, RG 11/1809, f.13, p.20, schedule 24
Alfred Paveling Head M 29 Ag lab born Essex, Witham
Annie Paveling Wife M 23 born Essex, Witham
Richard W Paveling Son 1 born Essex, Witham
1891 census, RG 12/1425, f.10, p.14, schedule 93, Brick Kiln Cottages
Alfred Pavelin Head M 39 Jobbing gardener born Essex, Witham
Annie Pavelin Wife M 35 born Essex, Witham`
Walter Pavelin Son S 11 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Annie Pavelin Daur S 9 Scholar born Essex, Witham
Hannah Pavelin Daur 7 Scholar born Essex, Witham
1901 census, RG 13/1725, f.10, p.12, schedule 80, Luards Cottages
Alfred Pavelin Head M 50 Agricultural labourer born Essex, Witham
Sarah A A Pavelin Wife M 43 born Essex, Witham
Walter Pavelin Son S 21 Gardener domestic born Essex, Witham
Hannah Pavelin Daur S 16 born Essex, Witham
Albert Pavelin Son 8 born Essex, Witham
1911 electoral register – occupation electors
Pavelin, Alfred, Hatfield Road
Pavelin, George, Hatfield Road
Pavelin, Robert John, Bridge Street
Pavelin, Walter, Grove Cottages
1920 electoral register
Pavelin, Sarah, Bridge Street
Pavelin, Richard Walter, Ardley’s Yard, Newland Street
Pavelin, Ada, Ardley’s Yard, Newland Street
Pavelin, Samuel, Church Street
Pavelin, George, Bridge Street
Pavelin, Robert John, Albert Road
Pavelin, Lavinia, Albert Road
1930 electoral register
22 Albert Road, Lavinia Pavelin
15 Bridge Street, Sarah Pavelin
61 Newland Street, Florence Kate Pavelin (with Alfred Samuel Allshorn and Ida Mary Allshorn
3 Victoria Cottages, Malting Road: Ada Pavelin, Alfred James Pavelin, Richard Walter Pavelin, Walter Richard Pavelin.
Braintree and Witham Times, 28 March 1940, page 2
‘Death of Witham gardener. Well known as a gardener, Mr Richard Walter Pavelin, aged 61, Church Street, Witham, died last week. For 13 years Mr Pavelin was employed as a gardener at the Grove by the late Mr Percy Laurence, and afterwards at Freebournes Farm by the late Mr Bertie Wakelin. During the Great War he served in the Durham Light Infantry. As a young man he lost the use of one eye’.
Flo Pavelin, other information
Family in Grove Cottages till First World War, father in army and moved to Ardley’s yard (behind 137 Newland Street). Then to Bridge Street.
Meanwhile Flo herself lived on the premises at most of the jobs mentioned below.
Then about 1939 to 127 Church Street. Her father died in 1940 and she took over the tenancy and stayed there the rest of her life.
National School, Guithavon Street
Left school c 1918.
First spent a week at the glove factory till the doctor said she wasn’t fit for it.
Then looking after children at Reverend Reed’s at the Parsonage.
Then general help at the doctors’ surgery, 129 Collingwood Road, serving at table, cleaning, answering phones, etc., there for about six years.
Then to Allshorns at the bank (61 Newland Street) as cook, was there when 1930 electoral roll taken, i.e. in autumn 1929. There seven years.
Then briefly with them to Ealing when Mr Allshorn retired but didn’t like it; there when R101 Airship crashed in October 1930.
c 1934, back to Witham and cook at Gerald Bright’s.
Then at home for a while because of ill health.
Once, after illness, not known when, temporary cook for family of Armstrong Gibbs at Frinton.
Then cook to Gurneys at High Hall, Wickham Bishops, for three months, there in 1937.
Then to Mount Hill Chelmsford as cook.
Then when Second World War started, returned to Witham and lived in Church Street house with her mother, and from 1941 worked in the Co-op in provisions. Stayed there till retired, 1964. On Provisions nearly all time, just before she left, on checkout in new self service system.