Frederick Thomas Croucher (1883-1961)


Birth: 26 August 1883 West Lavant, Sussex, UK
Father: Edward Croucher 1853-1932
Mother: Sarah Charlotte Barnes 1853-1921

Christening: 30 September 1883 East Lavant, Sussex, UK

Marriage: October-December 1910 East Preston, West Sussex, UK
Wife: Gertrude Helen Booker 1885-1960

Death: 9 April 1961 St Michaels Hospital, Enfield , Middlesex, UK


Dorothy Gertrude Croucher 1912-1985
Reginald Frederick Croucher 1914-1993
Ronald Edward Croucher 1915-1944


Birth of Frederick Thomas Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1883 in W Hampnett (2b 394) which included Lavant.

Entry in Ancestry England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for Frederick Thomas Croucher baptised on 30 September 1883 in East Lavant, Sussex, parents Edward and Sarah Charlotte Croucher.

In the 1891 census as Fredrick Cronchar (sic - in the index, correct on the original), aged 7, born in West Lavant, Sussex, and living with his parents (Edward and Charlotte), four brothers (Alfred, Charles, James and John), and two sisters (Charlotte and Gertrude) at Tortington Farm, Tortington, Sussex.

I cannot find him in the 1901 census but he was not living with his parents.

Two entries in Ancestry UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956 for Frederick Thos Croucher born on 26 August 1883 resident at Chester (sic - in the index, Chichester on the original) station on 3 July 1905 as a member of London, Brighton and South Coast Railway - one gives his occupation as a goods shunter wages 1 1s. weekly, and the other resigned.

Marriage of Frederick T croucher and Gertrude H Booker in FreeBMD in October-December 1910 in E Preston (2b 699).

In the 1911 census as Frederick Thomas Croucher aged 27, born in Lavant, Sussex, a police constable metropolitan, and living with his wife (Gertrude Helen) in four rooms at 28 Russell Rd, Bowes Park, New Southgate, Middlesex.

His daughter and two sons were born in Edmonton in 1912, 1914 and 1915.

There are eleven entries in Ancestry London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 for Frederick Thomas Croucher address 2 Walton Terrace, Tottenhall Road, Southgate, Wood Green, Haringey in 1918 to 1934, other occupants Getrude Helen Croucher (wife?) and Dorothy Gertrude Croucher (daughter?) in 1934, and 8 Belmont Terrace, Firs Lane, Southgate in 1935 and 1936, other occupants Getrude Helen Croucher (wife?), Reginald Frederick Croucher (son?) and Dorothy Gertrude Croucher (daughter?), and nine entries for Frederick T Croucher address 317 Firs Lane, Southgate in 1953 to 1961, other occupants Gertrude H Croucher (wife?) in 1953 to 1960, and Dorothy G Croucher (daughter?).

His wife died at 317 Firs Lane, Palmers Green on 9 September 1960 and left effects of 679 1s to Frederick Thomas Croucher retired police officer.

Death of Frederick T Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1961 aged 77 in Edmonton (5e 330).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Frederick Thomas Croucher died on 9 April 1961 in Middlesex, probate 13 June 1961 London. "Croucher, Frederick Thomas of 317 Firs Lane Palmers Green Middlesex died 9 April 1961 at St Michaels Hospital Enfield Middlesex Probate London 13 June to Reginald Frederick Croucher warehouse manager and Dorothy Gertrude Croucher spinster. Effects 4808 10s. 10d."

Christine Whitehead has an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Frederick Thomas Croucher born in 1883, his marriage to Gertrude Helen Booker, two sons and a daughter. Pamela Triggs adds his birth on 26 August 1883 in West Lavant, Sussex, christening on 30 September 1883 in East Lavant, Sussex, parents Edward Croucher and Sarah Charlotte Barnes, his marriage to Gertrude Helen Booker, his three children and his death on 9 April 1961 in Edmonton, Middlesex.


Frederick Thomas Croucher was the grandnephew of Pamela D Croucher, wife of Edward James Triggs, second great grandnephew of William Triggs, husband of Lettice West, my first cousin four times removed.

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