Lily Louisa Croucher [Brooks, Collins] 1889-1978


Birth: 13 September 1889 Binsted, Hampshire, UK
Father: Thomas Croucher 1850-1911
Mother: Eliza Hopwood 1854-1927

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: April-June 1912 Alton, Hampshire, UK
Husband: Alfred Collins 1885-1918

Marriage: October-December 1921 Alton, Hampshire, UK
Husband: Frank Brooks 1885-1962

Death: 1 October 1978 Sunnycroft, Binsted, Hanmpshire, UK


By Alfred
Ethel Lilian Collins [van Allen]1913-2002

By Frank
Eileen Margaret Brooks 1922-2004
Arthur George Brooks 1925-1997


Birth of Lily Louisa Croucher in FreeBMD in October-December 1889 in Alton (2c 160).

In the 1891 census as Lilly Croucher aged 1, born in Binsted, Hampshire, and living with her parents (Thomas and Eliza), three brothers (Arthur, George and William) and sister (Rosa) in four rooms at Binsted Old Work House, Binsted, Hampshire.

In the 1901 census as Lily Croucher aged 11, born in Binsted, Hampshire, and living with her parents (Thomas and Eliza), and brother (Albert) in four rooms at 18 Binsted Street, Binsted, Hampshire.

In the 1911 census as Lily Croucher aged 21, single, and servant in charge and cook, and living with Ellen Elizabeth Cross (aged 29, born in Surrey, single and a palourmaid), Theodora Wirz (aged 26, born in Kusnoirht?, Switzerland, single, and a nurse), and two children presumably the children of the owners who must have been away (Violet Cynthia Cabrera, aged 4 and born in Solihull, Warwick, and Dorothea Louise Cabrera aged 0 and born in Kensington, London) in nine rooms at 46 Fairholme Road, Fulham, West Kensington, London.

Marriage of Lily L Croucher and Alfred Collins in FreeBMD in April-June 1912 in Alton (2c 397).

Her daughter was born in Binsted in 1913

Her husand died in Alton in 1918.

Marriage of Lily L Collins and Frank Brooks in FreeBMD in October-December 1921 in Alton (2c 486).

Her two children were born in Alton in 1922 and 1925.

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as Lily L Brooks born 13 September 1889, married, and living with Frank Brooks (husband?), Arthur G Brooks (son?) and Eileen M Brooks (daughter?) at Sunny Croft, Binsted near Alton, Hampshire.

Her husband died at Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital, Alton on 4 July 1962, but lived at The Sunnycroft, Binsted, and left effects of £6313 2s. to Lily Louisa Brooks widow.

Death of Lily Louisa Brooks, born 13 September 1889, in FreeBMD in October-December 1978 in Alton (20 2).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for Lily Louisa Brooks died 1 October 1978 in Binsted, Alton, Hants, probate 30 November 1978 in Winchester. "Brooks, Lily Louisa otherwise Lily Lousia of Sunnycroft Binsted Alton Hants died 1 October 1978 Probate Winchester 30 November £22832".

There are thirtyseven entries in Ancestry Public Member Tres for Lily Louisa Croucher.


Lily Louisa Croucher was the grandneice of Moses Othen, husband of Ellen Shrubb, my first cousin three times removed.

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