Frederick Croucher (c1870-1948)


Birth: Circa 1870 Bisterne, Hampshire, UK
Father: John Croucher 1842-1904
Mother: Letitia Crouch 1849-a1901

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: January-March 1901 Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, UK
Wife: Sophia Kirk 1873-1953

Death: April-June 1948 Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire, UK


Emily Irene Croucher [Thornes] 1902-1995


I cannot find any record of his birth or christening, but if the 1881 census is correct he was born in Bisterne, a hamlet 3 miles south of Ringwood.

In the 1871 census as Frederick Croucher aged 1, born in Boldre, Hampshire, and living with his parents (John and Letitia) and son (Frederick) in Pilley, Boldre, Hampshire.

In the 1881 census as Frederick Croucher aged 11, born in Bittern, Hampshire and living with his parents (John and Letitia) and his brother (Arthur) at Pilley Bailey, Boldre, Hampshire.

In the 1891 census as Frederick Croucher aged 21, born in Southampton, single, a railway vanman, and boarding with Jane Brame (aged 29, born in Kingway, Wiltshire, married but not with her husband, and a grocer), her two sons (John W aged 9 and Walter aged 6, both born in Bradford, Yorkshire), daughter (Mary A aged 7 and born in Bradford, Yorkshire), and two other boarders (William Green aged 19, born in Cambridge, single and a porter, and Thomas Talbot aged 25, born in Caistor, Northamptonshire and a police constable) at 63 Butler Street, Bradford East End, Bradford, Yorkshire.

Marriage of Frederick Croucher and Sophia Kirk in FreeBMD in January-March 1901 in Bradford Y (9b 66).

In the 1901 census as Frederick Croncher (sic - in the index, Croucher on the original) aged 31, born in Botley, Hampshire, a railway parcel carman, and living with his wife (Sophia), and son (Frederick C) in four rooms at 261 Barkerend Road, Bradford East, Yorkshire.

In the 1911 census as Frederick Croucher aged 41, born in Hampshire, and living with Sophia (wife?) in Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding. His daughter was in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Entry in the Register of Deaths for Frederick Croucher in April-June 1948 aged 78 in Bradford (2b 104).

Philip McCauley and Alan Willis have entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Frederick Croucher born in Boldre, Hampshire in 1870, parents John Croucher and Letitia Crouch. Another three entries give his birth in Bitterne, Hants.

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