Constance Shackleton [Hopkins] (1882-1958)


Birth: January-March 1882 Fermoy, Cork, Ireland, UK
Father: Henry Shackleton c1841-a1901
Mother: Martha Luff 1846-1904

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: 21 May 1904 St Andrew, Barnsbury, Islington, London, UK
Husband: Albert John Hopkins 1874-1952

Death: 5 August 1958 157 Roslyn Road, South Tottenham, Middlesex, UK


Sidney (Sydney) Albert Hopkins 1905-1994
Winifred Maud Hopkins [Nelson] 1910-1983
Constance Gwendoline Hopkins [Morgan] 1913-1967


Entry in Ancestry Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 for the birth of Constance Shackleton in January-March 1882 in Fermoy (4 724).

In the 1891 census as Constance Shackleton aged 9, born in Cork Fermey (sic - in index, Fermoy), Ireland, and living with her parents (Henry and Martha), and two brothers (Charles and Percy), in 3 rooms at 4 Goodson Road, Fulham, London (the same address was shared with two other families). This was near the crossing of A3218 Lillie Road and B317 North End Road.

In the 1901 census as Constance Chackleton (sic - in the index, correct on the original), born in Marylebone (sic - in the index, not on the original), Ireland, single, and a domestic servant living with Alice Franci (aged 50, a french subject born in France, widowed, and no stated employment), three boarders (Joseph Rocher aged 31 a french subject born in France, single and employed as a catholic priest, W Scoresby Routledge aged 42, born in Melbourne, Australia, single and living on his own means, and Hugh Spencer aged 29, born in Bath, single and employed as a journalist) and two servants (Eliza Turner aged 42 and employed as a cook and Elizabeth Turner aged 44 and employed as a charwoman, both born in Marylebone and both single) at 48 Gower Street, Bloomsbury St George and St Giles In The Fields, London.

Marriage of Constance Shackleton and Albert John Hopkins in FreeBMD in April-June 1904 in Islington (1b 478).

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 for Constance Shackleton aged 22, daughter of Henry Shackleton, and Albert John Hopkins aged 29, son of Thomas Hopkins, on 21 May 1904 at Barnsbury St Andrew, Islington. "1904 Marriages solemnized at St Andrew's Church in the Parish of Islington in the County of London No 90 May 21st 1904 Albert John Hopkins, aged 29, a bachelor, employed as a traveller of 14 Bingfield Street, father Thomas Hopkins, a gas fitter, and Constance Shackleton aged 22, a spinster of 14 Bingfield Street, father Henry Shackleton, a pensioner in Chelsea Hospital Married in the Church of St Andrew according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by banns in the Presence of Henry Shackleton (father?) and Alice Maud Shackleton".

In the entry for the baptism of her son on 25 June 1905 they were living at 14 Bingfield Street, St Andrew Islington.

Her daughter was born in Stoke Newington in 1910.

In the 1911 census as Constance Hopkins aged 29, born in Ireland, married for six years, two children both living, and living with her husband (Albert John), son (Sidney Albert) and daughter (Winifred Maud) in two rooms at 222 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill W, Kensington, London.

Her daughter was born in 1913 in Kensington North.

Her husband was living at 222 Lancaster Road, Kensington in 1913 to 1915, and 157 Roslyn Road, S Tottenham N15 in 1918.

There are twenty four entries in Ancestry London Metropolitan Archives London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 for Constance Hopkins address 157 Roslyn Road, Tottenham South, Haringey in 1922 to 1958, other occupants Albert John (husband?) to 1951, Sidney Albert (son?) in 1926 to 1933, Winifred Maud (daughter?) in 1932 to 1934, and Constance Gwendoline (daughter?) in 1936.

Death of Constance Hopkins in FreeBMD in July-September 1958 aged 76 in Edmonton (5e 195).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Constance Hopkins died 5 August 1958 in London, Probate 5 June 1963 Lewes. "Hopkins Constance of 157 Roslyn Road South Tottenham London N.15 widow died 5 August 1958 Administration Lewes 5 June to Sidney Albert Hopkins tile fixer. Effects 362 17s." Note this took nearly 5 years as it is in the 1963 book.

There are six entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Constance Shackleton, born in 1882 in Cork Femoy, Ireland, parents Henry Shackleton and Martha Luff, some adding her marriage to Albert John Hopkins on 21 May 1904 in Islington, and some her three children.

David Hornblow has an entry for Constance Shackleton, daughter of Henry Shackleton and Martha Luff, born in 1882 in Co. Cork. Ireland.

Fermoy is on the River Blackwater, 22 miles NE of Cork on the N8 - it was the site of British Army barracks so was this why the family were there?


Constance Shackleton was my half second cousin once removed.

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