Mabel Ellen Stares [Croucher, Dore] (1891-1975)


Birth: 30 June 1891 Catherington, Hampshire, UK
Father: Henry William Stares 1856-1936
Mother: Ellen Ware 1861-1936

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: January-March 1914 Wareham, Dorset, UK
Husband: Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher 1885-1917

Marriage: 10 August 1925 St Michael at Bowes, Southgate, Middlesex, UK
Husband: Harold Victor Dore 1901-1988

Death: July-September 1975 Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK


By Alban
Eileen M Croucher [Agard] 1915-a1943


Birth of Mabel Ellen Stares in FreeBMD in July-September 1891 in Catherington (2c 142).

Entry in Ancestry England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 for Mabel Ellen Stares born on 30 June 1891 in Catherington Horndean, Hants, parents Henry Wm Stares and Ellen Ware. "Stares Mabel Ellen Daur of Henry Wm Stares a coachman & Ellen fomly Ware born 30.6.1891 Catherington Horndean, Hants. Reg by Ellen Stares mother Cathrington R.G. Catherington - Sept 1891 - 2c/142 4696".

In the 1901 census as Mabel Stares aged 9, born in Catherington, Hampshire, and living with her parents (Henry and Ellen) and two brothers (Frederick and Harry) at 5 Waterloo Lane, Yeovil, Somerset.

In the 1911 census as Mabel Ellen Stares aged 19, single, and a servant living with Norman Flower (aged 30, born in Yeovil, Somerset, and a surgeon working on his own account), his wife (Rose Violet aged 28 and born in India), and another servant (Minnie Whittle aged 21, born in Stoke under Hamdon, Somerset and single) in nine rooms at 57 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset.

Marriage of Mabel Stares and Alban T J Croucher in FreeBMD in January-March 1914 in Wareham (5a 478).

Her daughter was born in Wareham in 1915 and her husband died in September 1917 in Bere Regis.

Entry in Ancestry Web: UK, Women's Royal Naval Service Index, 1917-1919 for Mabel Ellen Croucher enrolled as Steward G2561 on 10 June 1918.

Marriage of Mabel E Croucher and Harold V Dore in FreeBMD in July-September 1925 in Edmonton (3a 1466).

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 for Mabel Ellen Croucher aged 29 and Harold Victor Dore on 10 August 1925 at St Michael at Bowes, Southgate, Enfield. "Page 8 1925 Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the New Parish of St Michael at Bowes in the County of Middlesex. "[No.] 15 Aug 10 1925 Harold Victor Dore [aged] 25 [a] Bachelor [and] Carpenter [of] 24 Lascotts Rd [father] Victor Charles Dore [a] Comercial Traveller [and] Mabel Ellen Croucher [aged] 29 [a] widow] [of] 24 Lascotts Rd [father] Henry William Stares [a] Coachman. Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England after Banns".

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as Mabel E Dore born 29 June 1891, married, and living with Eileen M Croucher (daughter?), and Joseph and Edith F Pratt at Dalmer House, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Her husband was living at 133 Seawardstone Rd Road North, Chingford, Essex.

Death of Mabel Ellen Dorandore (sic - in the index, Dore on the typed original), born 29 June 1891, in FreeBMD in July-September 1975 in Banbury (20 1839).


Mabel Ellen Stares was the wife of Alban Thomas Joseph Croucher, uncle of David Reginald Croucher, husband of Patricia Ann Ashford, my half third cousin once removed.

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