Nellie KNIGHT1

#4492, b. 15 September 1881
Last Edited=27 Dec 2020
     Nellie KNIGHT was born on 15 September 1881, in the Sevenoaks registration district.1,2
Nellie married James Thomas LEIGH, son of Thomas LEIGH and Louisa EURIDGE, in 1921 in the Dartford registration district.3
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Nellie and her husband James, were listed as living in 1 Mill Lane, Eynsford, Kent. She was born on 15 Sep 1881, and her occupation was Daily House Work (Part Time). Also listed was their son Douglas, and Nellie's daughter Marjorie CHINERY.1

Child of Nellie KNIGHT and James Thomas LEIGH

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 1812F 011.
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "GRO Online Index: 1881/Q4 KNIGHT, Nellie WHITEHEAD Sevenoaks 2a 606."
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1921/Q1 LEIGH, James H. = CHINERY, Nellie Dartford 2a 1344."
  4. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "1921/Q LEIGH, Douglas J. KNIGHT Dartford 2a 1286."

Douglas James LEIGH1,2

#4493, b. 26 April 1921, d. 1979
Last Edited=27 Dec 2020
     Douglas James LEIGH's birth was registered in 26 April 1921 in the Dartford registration district.1 He was the son of James Thomas LEIGH and Nellie KNIGHT.1
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Douglas was living with his parents in 1 Mill Lane, Eynsford, Kent. He was born on 26 April 1921, and was a Lorry Driver.3
Douglas married Betty Stella ASHBY on 23 September 1950 in St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Shoreham, Kent.4,5
Douglas's death was registered in 1979 in the Tonbridge registration district.2,6 His body was cremated in 1 June 1979 at Kent.7
His wife, Betty, died in 22 October 1999 in the Southwark registration district.8,9

Children of Douglas James LEIGH and Betty Stella ASHBY

  • Caroline E. LEIGH10
  • Margaret J. LEIGH10
  • Catherine L. LEIGH10

Sources of Information:

  1. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "1921/Q LEIGH, Douglas J. KNIGHT Dartford 2a 1286."
  2. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths "1979/Q2 LEIGH, Douglas James 26Apr1921 Tonbridge 16 7002."
  3. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 1812F 011.
  4. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Chinery/Spiking Family by 'drcmjc'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/1306494/…
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1950/Q3 LEIGH, Douglas J. = ASHBY, Betty S. Tonbridge 5b 2236."
  6. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    No Probate Record found.
  7. [S954] Website Deceased Online (www.deceasedonline.com) Cremation Register Summary
    Last name Leigh
    First names Douglas James
    Cremation date 01 June 1979
    Location Kent.
  8. [S1059] Website Find My Past - Deaths 1837-2007 (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1999/Oct LEIGH, Betty Stella 11Feb1922 Southwark 2511B B17A 135.
  9. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    Probate 1999: LEIGH BETTY STELLA 14 December 1999 296749 22 October 1999 Grant only Winchester.
  10. [S8] Additional information available upon request.

Betty Stella ASHBY1,2

#4494, b. 11 February 1922, d. 22 October 1999
Last Edited=27 Dec 2020
     Betty Stella ASHBY was born on 11 February 1922 in Sevenoaks, Kent. Her parents were Henry & Mercy E. ASHBY née HOWELL.2,3,4
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Betty was living with her parents, and five of her siblings in Fackenden Lane, Shoreham, Kent. She was born on 11 February 1922, and her occupation was a Dressmaker.3
Betty married Douglas James LEIGH, son of James Thomas LEIGH and Nellie KNIGHT, on 23 September 1950 in St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Shoreham, Kent.5,6
Betty died on 22 October 1999 in the Southwark registration district aged 77.7,8 Her body was cremated in 2 November 1999 at Kent.9
Her estate was probated on 14 December 1999 in the Winchester Probate Register, Winchester, Hampshire.8

Children of Betty Stella ASHBY and Douglas James LEIGH

  • Caroline E. LEIGH10
  • Margaret J. LEIGH10
  • Catherine L. LEIGH10

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Chinery/Spiking Family by 'drcmjc'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/1306494/….
  2. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Chinery/Spiking Family by 'drcmjc'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/1306494/….
  3. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 1840G 009
    Incorrectly transcribed as ASHLEY.
  4. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "1922/Q1 ASHBY, Betty S. HOWELL Sevenoaks 2a 1474."
  5. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Chinery/Spiking Family by 'drcmjc'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/1306494/…
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1950/Q3 LEIGH, Douglas J. = ASHBY, Betty S. Tonbridge 5b 2236."
  7. [S1059] Website Find My Past - Deaths 1837-2007 (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    1999/Oct LEIGH, Betty Stella 11Feb1922 Southwark 2511B B17A 135.
  8. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    Probate 1999: LEIGH BETTY STELLA 14 December 1999 296749 22 October 1999 Grant only Winchester.
  9. [S954] Website Deceased Online (www.deceasedonline.com) Cremation Register Summary
    Last name Leigh
    First names Betty Stella
    Cremation date 02 November 1999
    Location Kent.
  10. [S8] Additional information available upon request.

George DUNSTER1

#4498, b. 14 August 1880, d. 28 January 1958
Last Edited=2 Jan 2021
Photograph of George Dunster (1881 - 1958)
Photograph kindly provided by Caroline Dunster
     George DUNSTER was born on 14 August 1880 in Stanford, Kent. His parents were Frederick & Charlotte DUNSTER née MOORE.2,3,4
In the census of 31 March 1901 at Vicarage Cottage, Farningham, Kent, he was listed as a Railway Porter, aged 20 born in Stanford, the son of Frederick DUNSTER, a Coachman & Gardener.2
George married Avis Jane LEIGH, daughter of Thomas LEIGH and Louisa EURIDGE, on 18 June 1910 in St. Martin's Church, Eynsford, Kent. He was a Bachelor aged 29, a Signalman residing in Orpington. His father was listed as Frederick Dunster, a Farmer. The marriage was witnessed by Edith Maude LEIGH (Bride's Sister), Charlotte DUNSTER (Groom's Mother), Annie ??, and William James Bruce LEIGH (Bride's Brother.)1,5
In the census of 2 April 1911 at 3 Perry Hall Road, Orpington, Kent, George was listed as a Signalman Railway Worker, aged 30 born in Stanford, the Head of Household.6
Prior to his wife's death, George and Avis lived at 33 Perry Hall Road, Orpington, Kent.7
His wife, Avis, died on 19 May 1939 in the Bromley registration district.8,9
Avis' estate was probated to her husband, George DUNSTER, on 28 July 1939 at the London Probate Office, London.7
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, George was listed as Widowed living in 33 Perry Hall Road, Orpington, Kent. He was born on 14 August 1880, and his occupation was a Signalman for Southern Railways. Also listed was his son Frederick.4
George was in undated photographs.10
Prior to his death, George lived at 8 Carleton Place, Horton Kirby, Kent.11
George died on 28 January 1958 in Horton Kirby, Kent, at the age of 77.12,11
His estate was probated to his son Frederick George DUNSTER on 5 March 1958 in the Manchester Probate Office, Manchester, Lancashire.11

Child of George DUNSTER and Avis Jane LEIGH

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1051] Website Find My Past - Parish Records Collection (http://www.findmypast.com) https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/….
  2. [S1077] 1901 Census RG13 Piece 709 Folio 9 Page 9.
  3. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "GRO Online Index: 1880/Q3 DUNSTER, George MOORE Elham 2a 1005."
  4. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 1263D 024.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1910/Q2 DUNSTER, George = LEIGH, Avis Jane Dartford 2a 1032."
  6. [S1078] 1911 Census RG14PN3698 RG78PN139 RD42 SD3 ED11 SN213.
  7. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    1939: DUNSTER Avis Jane of 33 Perry Hall-road Orpington Kent (wife of George Dunster) died 19 May 1939 Probate London 26 July to the said George Dunster railway signalman. Effects £654 7s.
  8. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Leigh Family Tree by Elizabeth Leigh
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/….
  9. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths "GRO Online Index: 1939/Q2 DUNSTER, Avis Jane Bromley 2a 827 age 61."
  10. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Thompson Family Tree by 'carolinedunster'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/28626496/….
  11. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    1958: DUNSTER George of 8 Carleton Place Horton Kirby Kent died 28 January 1958 Administration (with Will) Manchester 5 March to Frederick George Dunstar joiner. Effects £590 9s. 7d.
  12. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths "1958/Q1 DUNSTER, George Dartford 5b 545 age 77."
  13. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "GRO Online Index: 1918/Q1 DUNSTER, Frederick George LEIGH Bromley 2a 786."

Frederick George DUNSTER1,2

#4499, b. 2 February 1918, d. March 2005
Last Edited=1 Jan 2021
Frederick George Dunster
(1918 - 2005)
Photograph kindly provided
by Caroline Dunster
     Frederick George DUNSTER was born on 2 February 1918, in the Bromley registration district.2,3,4 He was the son of George DUNSTER and Avis Jane LEIGH.2
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Frederick was living with his widowed father in 33 Perry Hall Road, Orpington, Kent. He was born on 2 February 1918, and his occupation was a Cabinet Maker.4
Frederick was in a photograph taken during WWII.1
Frederick married Josephine O'BRIEN on 25 June 1949 in St. Hugh of Lincoln Church, West Timperley, Lancashire.5,1
George DUNSTER's estate was probated to Frederick George DUNSTER on 5 March 1958 in the Manchester Probate Office, Manchester, Lancashire.6
In the 2002 Electoral Roll, Frederick was listed as living with his wife Josephine at 496 Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancashire.7
Frederick was in a photograph.1
Frederick's death was registered in March 2005 in the Bury registration district at the age of 87.3,8
His wife, Josephine, died on 11 August 2007 in Tottingham, Lancashire, at the age of 78.9,10,8

Children of Frederick George DUNSTER and Josephine O'BRIEN

  • David DUNSTER11
  • Jane M. DUNSTER11
  • Paul G. DUNSTER11
  • Charlotte R. DUNSTER11

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Thompson Family Tree by 'carolinedunster'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/28626496/….
  2. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "GRO Online Index: 1918/Q1 DUNSTER, Frederick George LEIGH Bromley 2a 786."
  3. [S1059] Website Find My Past - Deaths 1837-2007 (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    2005/Mar DUNSTER, Frederick George 2Feb1918 Bury 0031C C67B 209.
  4. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 1263D 024.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1949/Q2 DUNSTER, Frederick G. = O'BRIEN, Josephine Bucklow 10a 346."
  6. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    1958: DUNSTER George of 8 Carleton Place Horton Kirby Kent died 28 January 1958 Administration (with Will) Manchester 5 March to Frederick George Dunstar joiner. Effects £590 9s. 7d.
  7. [S1060] Website Find My Past - UK Electoral Registers (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/…)
    UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020
    First name(s)     Frederick G
    Last name     Dunster
    Year     2002
    Street     Walshaw Road
    Town     Bury
    County     Lancashire
    Country     England
    Postcode     BL8 3AR
    Address     496, Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 3AR
    District     Bury
    Occupancy (years)     1
    Other occupants     Josephine Dunster
    Electoral rolls     2002
    Record set     UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020.
  8. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    No Probate Record found.
  9. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Thompson Family Tree by 'carolinedunster'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/28626496/….
  10. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths "GRO Online Index: 2007/Q3 DUNSTER, Josephine Bury (0031C) Reg: 1C002 Entry Number: 500367089 Birth Year: 1929."
  11. [S8] Additional information available upon request.

Josephine O'BRIEN1,2

#4500, b. 10 May 1929, d. 11 August 2007
Last Edited=2 Jan 2021
Photograph of Josephine Dunster née O'Brien (1929 - 2007)
Photograph kindly provided by Caroline Dunster
     Josephine O'BRIEN was born on 10 May 1929, in the Barton upon Irwell registration district. She was the daughter of Albert & Mary Elizabeth O'BRIEN née STANSFIELD.1,3,4
On 29 September 1939, in the 1939 National Register, Josephine was listed as living in Merry & Moss Farm, Chelford Road, Over Peover, Cheshire, with Thomas H. & Alice M. READ. She was born on 10 May 1929, and she was At School.4
Josephine married Frederick George DUNSTER, son of George DUNSTER and Avis Jane LEIGH, on 25 June 1949 in St. Hugh of Lincoln Church, West Timperley, Lancashire.2,5
In the 2002 Electoral Roll, Josephine was listed as living with her husband Frederick at 496 Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancashire.6
Her husband, Frederick, died in March 2005 in the Bury registration district.7,8
Josephine died on 11 August 2007 in Tottingham, Lancashire, at the age of 78.1,9,8

Children of Josephine O'BRIEN and Frederick George DUNSTER

  • David DUNSTER10
  • Jane M. DUNSTER10
  • Paul G. DUNSTER10
  • Charlotte R. DUNSTER10

Sources of Information:

  1. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Thompson Family Tree by 'carolinedunster'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/28626496/….
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes to Marriages "1949/Q2 DUNSTER, Frederick G. = O'BRIEN, Josephine Bucklow 10a 346."
  3. [S2] GRO Indexes to Births "1929/Q2 O'BRIEN, Josephine STANSFIELD Barton I. 8c 853."
  4. [S1056] Website Find My Past - 1939 Register (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    RG101 4078E 017.
  5. [S1000] Website Ancestry Family Trees (http://www.ancestry.com) Thompson Family Tree by 'carolinedunster'
    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/28626496/….
  6. [S1060] Website Find My Past - UK Electoral Registers (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/…)
    UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020
    First name(s)     Frederick G
    Last name     Dunster
    Year     2002
    Street     Walshaw Road
    Town     Bury
    County     Lancashire
    Country     England
    Postcode     BL8 3AR
    Address     496, Walshaw Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 3AR
    District     Bury
    Occupancy (years)     1
    Other occupants     Josephine Dunster
    Electoral rolls     2002
    Record set     UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020.
  7. [S1059] Website Find My Past - Deaths 1837-2007 (https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/…)
    England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    2005/Mar DUNSTER, Frederick George 2Feb1918 Bury 0031C C67B 209.
  8. [S1070] Website Probate Search Gov.UK (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk)
    No Probate Record found.
  9. [S4] GRO Indexes to Deaths "GRO Online Index: 2007/Q3 DUNSTER, Josephine Bury (0031C) Reg: 1C002 Entry Number: 500367089 Birth Year: 1929."
  10. [S8] Additional information available upon request.