Henry Duncombe | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Henry Duncombe
17/04/2024 –01-1904

Henry Duncombe (c. 1840-1904)

Henry was the son of George Duncombe and Ann. He was baptised 31 January 1841, but his exact year of birth is difficult to establish – over six Census returns it varies between 1834 1835, 1837 and 1838 and in his burial record his age is given as 62, which would imply a birth date of 1842, which cannot be correct.

His father George was a canvas weaver and the family lived in Tring. Henry was the third of four children.

On the 2nd December 1860 Henry married Ellen Crawley at Tring and by April the next year they were living at 2, Parsonage Lane, Tring, with George, aged one. Henry was an agricultural labourer. The family remained in Tring until at least 1863, as sons George and Robert were born there.

In the 1871 census their address is The Wilderness, Berkhamsted. Henry is described as a labourer and twelve year old George and eight year old Robert were “collecting horse dung.” The census checker has crossed that out and written in “scavengers.” Two year old John (born Lambeth, but baptised in Berkhamsted 7 October 1870) and three month old Kate (born Berkhamsted and baptised 12 May 1872) had been added to the family.

By 1881 they had moved to Ellesmere Road. Henry is described as a “general labourer” in this and all subsequent censuses. George was working as a painter’s labourer and Robert as a bricklayer’s labourer. John, Kate, Albert (born 1874) and Ada (born 1876) were “scholars”.

By 1891 the family were at 10, Provident Place, where they were living at the time of Henry’s death. Only two of the children – Robert, a labourer and Ada, in domestic service, were at home.

Henry died in January 1904 and was buried on the 14th.

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Henry Duncombe (c. 1840-1904)

Henry was the son of George Duncombe and Ann. He was baptised 31 January 1841, but his exact year of birth is difficult to establish – over six Census returns it varies between 1834 1835, 1837 and 1838 and in his burial record his age is given as 62, which would imply a birth date of 1842, which cannot be correct.

His father George was a canvas weaver and the family lived in Tring. Henry was the third of four children.

On the 2nd December 1860 Henry married Ellen Crawley at Tring and by April the next year they were living at 2, Parsonage Lane, Tring, with George, aged one. Henry was an agricultural labourer. The family remained in Tring until at least 1863, as sons George and Robert were born there.

In the 1871 census their address is The Wilderness, Berkhamsted. Henry is described as a labourer and twelve year old George and eight year old Robert were “collecting horse dung.” The census checker has crossed that out and written in “scavengers.” Two year old John (born Lambeth, but baptised in Berkhamsted 7 October 1870) and three month old Kate (born Berkhamsted and baptised 12 May 1872) had been added to the family.

By 1881 they had moved to Ellesmere Road. Henry is described as a “general labourer” in this and all subsequent censuses. George was working as a painter’s labourer and Robert as a bricklayer’s labourer. John, Kate, Albert (born 1874) and Ada (born 1876) were “scholars”.

By 1891 the family were at 10, Provident Place, where they were living at the time of Henry’s death. Only two of the children – Robert, a labourer and Ada, in domestic service, were at home.

Henry died in January 1904 and was buried on the 14th.

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