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Frederick Kingham was the sixth and last child to be born to William and Martha Kingham. He was born in Chesham on 29th March 1857. At the time of the 1861 census Frederick was 4 years of age and was living with his parents and three of his older siblings, Sophia, Edward (who is buried in plot 230) and George buried in plot X223).
Although some nine years later the Elementary Education Act of 1870 would make it compulsory for children to attend school from the age of five, Frederick, at the age of four, was already at school, being described in the census as a “scholar”. In 1871, Frederick, now 14 years, was still living with his family in High Street, Chesham.
At some point after the 1871 census, Frederick moved to North London.
On 25th August 1879 at the age of 22 he married. His bride was the 20 year old Harriet Fanny Nash. The marriage was celebrated in the Parish Church of Hampstead. Although the couple married in London, Harriet had been born and grew up in Berkhamsted. Whether they met in London, or knew each other before moving there, is not clear. The marriage certificate reveals that Frederick’s occupation, like that of so many other male members of the extended Kingham family, was that of baker.
The 1881 census tells us that two years later Frederick, Harriet and their first child Alice, who had been born in 1881, were still in North London, living in the Northolt Road, Harrow.
The family didn’t stay in London. By 1891 they had moved back to Berkhamsted, setting up home in Manor Street and the following year in 1892 Harriet gave birth to their second child Charles. Frederick continued to work as baker, the 1891 census describing him as “journeyman baker.” Frederick and Harriet stayed in Manor Street until the mid 1920s. In 1901, Alice, aged 21 was still living with her parents, working as a confectioner’s assistant. Charles, age 11 years was at school. By the time of the 1911 census both Alice and Charles had moved on, Frederick and Harriet remaining in Manor Street. Frederick, age 54 years, was still working as a baker.
The Electoral Rolls disclose that by 1919 Frederick and Harriet were still living in Berkhamsted, but had moved to the High Street, where the Roll for 1929 also places them.
Harriet died in 1935.
In 1939 Frederick was living at 14 George Street, Berkhamsted, the home of George and Emily Freeman and their children.
Frederick died on 21st September 1943 aged 86. He died in Wellhouse Hospital, Barnet. The probate records give his address as Brackley, Totteridge Lane, Whetstone, London. That was the home of his son Charles who must have been caring for his father in his old age. Frederick didn’t leave a will, dying intestate. Charles was appointed administrator of the estate.
Notwithstanding his move away from Berkhamsted, Frederick was brought back for burial with Harriet in Rectory Lane Cemetery.