Ernest Croucher (1906-1991)

Dates

Birth: 4 January 1906 Keepers Cottage, Furzehills, Churt, Surrey, UK
Father: James Croucher 1860-1939
Mother: Ellen Fullick 1872-1943

Christening: 4 February 1906 St John the Evangelist, Churt, Surrey, UK

Marriage: 14 September 1929 St John the Evangelist, Churt, Surrey, UK
Wife: Muriel Fanny Allum 1906-1964

Marriage: October-December 1965 Henley, Oxfordshire, UK
Wife: Lucy Luby [Allum] 1915-a1991

Death: November 1991 Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK

Children

Donald James Harry Croucher 1935-2013
Rosemary A Croucher [Brashaw] 1942-a1969

Notes

Birth of Ernest Croucher in FreeBMD in January-March 1906 in Farnham (2a 170).

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 for Ernest Croncher (sic), son of James and Ellen Croncher (sic) on 7 January 1906 at Churt, St John the Evangelist, with Rushmoor. "Page 78 Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Churt in the County of Surrey in the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and five-six [...] 1906 February 4th No. 624 Ernest, parents James, a labourer, and Ellen Croucher of Keeper's Cottage, Churt".

In the 1911 census as Ernest Croucher aged 5, born in Churt, Surrey and living with his parents (James and Ellen), two brothers (Frederick and William) and three sisters (Ellen, Emily and Ruth) at Copse Cottage, Churt, Surrey.

There are five entries in Ancestry Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 for Ernest Croucher address Fairfield, Churt, Frensham, Farnham from 1927 to 1930, other occupants James and Ellen Croucher (parents?) and Frederick Croucher (brother?).

Marriage of Ernest Croucher and Muriel F Allum in FreeBMD in October-December 1929 in Farnham (2a 429).

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937 for Ernest Crocker (sic?), father Jame Crocker (sic), and Mariel (sic) Fanny Allum on 14 September 1929 at Churt, St John the Evangelist, with Rushmoor. "Page 100 1929 Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of Churt in the County of Surrey. No. 199 September 14th 1929 Ernest Croucher aged 23, a Bachelor and Chauffeur-Gardener of Fairfield, Churt, father James Croucher, a Labourer, and Murial Fanny Allum aged 23, a Spinster and Domestic Servant of Wargrave, Berks, father Harry Allum, a Greencrocer. Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns [...] in the Presence of us Ruth Croucher and William James Croucher."

There are four entries in Ancestry Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 for Ernest Croucher addresses Claremont, West End Grove, Castle, Farnham from in 1930, other occupant Murial (sic - on the typed original) Fanny Croucher (wife?), 6 Lawnsmead, Wonersh, Guildford from 1931 to 1932, other occupant Muriel Fanny Croucher (wife?), and Hope Cottage, Wonersh, Guildford in 1933, other occupant Muriel Fanny Croucher (wife?).

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as Ernest Croucher born 4 January 1906, married, a chauffeur mechanic and in Police War Reserve, and living with Walter Allum (brother-in-law?)at 36 Lancaster Mews, Paddington, London.

Both children were born in Basingstoke.

Addresses include Flat 4 Downsland Court, Worting Road, Basingstoke, 15 St Peters Road, Basingstoke, and 42 Hawthorne Way, Basingstoke. I believe he worked for Smith's Instruments.

His wife died in 1964.

Marriage of Ernest Croucher and Lucy Allum (her entry is spelt Allun) in FreeBMD in October-December 1965 in in Henley (6b 2011).

There are four entries in Ancestry British Phone Books 1880-1984 for E Croucher, address Poplars, Dewi Road number Tregaron 513 from 1973 to 1980.

They had a B&B where I stayed once for a night on my way to South Wales from Lancashire, but they eventually moved to 8A Station Road, Henley on Thames 0491 278130, and from 1 December 1983 1 Park Road, Henley on Thames RG9 1DB phone 0491 576138.

Entry in the Register of Deaths for Ernest Croucher, born 4 January 1906, in November 1991 in Henley (20 2437).

There are three entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Ernest Croucher born 4 January 1906 in Churt, Surrey, parents James Croucher and Ellen Fullick, his christening on 4 February 1906 at St. John the Evangelist, Churt, his marriage to Muriel Fanny Allum on 14 September 1929 at St. John the Evangelist, Churt, witnessed by Ruth and William James Croucher, two children, and his death in November 1991.

Relationship

Ernest Croucher was my uncle.

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