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Brentford Councillors - Frederick Francis Poole
IntroductionJanet McNamara has researched details of the men who served as Brentford Local Board Members and Councillors, see intro page for more details of early local government structure.
Frederick Francis PooleMr Poole is on the photograph of the Councillors of 1910/11 when he was a butcher with premises in the High Street. There is a picture of the shop on page 57 of Brentford in Archive photographs by Carolyn and Peter Hammond. The figure in the doorway is likely to be Mr Poole.
He was narrowly defeated in the election in 1909 when the local paper said of him that he was one of ‘our most respected tradesmen’ with a ‘wide knowledge of the needs and necessities of New Brentford’. He had done particularly good work on the Burial Board where he had keenly watched expenses. He was elected in 1910 with 868 votes when his private address was 29, Somerset Road and business address 187, High Street.
His birth was registered in the December quarter 1863 (Brentford 3a 68) and he was baptised with other members of his family at St Paul’s Church on August 9th 1868.
In the 1871 census Frederick, aged 44, most likely a Sawyer and Jane Caroline (37) were living in the High Street on the corner of Sweep Alley with Frederick Francis (7), George (6), Caroline Jane (4) and Hester Poole a widow aged 74. She is probably the grandmother of the children who are all shown as scholars.
I couldn’t find him in the 1881 census but his family are at 266, High Street with his father a Tripe Dresser, Jane Caroline had been born in Isleworth, brother George 14, a butcher, Caroline Jane 14, Scholar and Arthur William.
On June 25th 1891 he was married aged 27 at All Saints Church, Wandsworth. His address was given as 187, High Street and his father Frederick, a butcher.
The directory of 1898/9 shows his address as 8, The Terrace, The Butts and in the census of 1901 he is 37 years old and living at 17, The Butts. He is a Butcher Shopkeeper Employer. Elizabeth is 36 and they have 4 children. Daisy is 8, Frederick H 6, Lilian R 4 and Stanley 1. Elizabeth Fisher aged 65 born in Bedfont is also resident and most likely to be Mrs Poole’s mother.
By 1911 the family was at 29, Somerset Road and Frederick was a Master Butcher. He and Elizabeth had been married for 19 years and had had 9 children.
By 1933 the butcher’s shop seems to have been 204, High Street and the local directory shows he had a slaughterhouse in the Butts (perhaps behind his High Street premises).
Poole Frederick Francis of 7, Boston Gardens, Brentford died November 17th 1955. Probate London 3rd February to Frederick Harold Poole motor engineer and Leonard Archibald Poole commercial traveller. Effects £19,305. 2s.4d.
Other materialJanet has also provided photos of his premises in the Butts and the Poole home at 29 Somerset Road taken in 2012. To be added as time permits.
Page published August 2012