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Postcard showing the Hinton Bailey family of 17 Adelaide Road Brentford, sent Christmas 1908A rare postcard image sent by Howard Webb: "Postcard by Wakefield of Brentford and Chiswick. The lady at the back in the middle has been added later by the photographer. I don't know who the family are but I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to identify them if you have access to trade or post office directories."
The card was sent to:
With the following message:
It was delivered by hand.
The Bailey family
Kelly's Ealing, Acton, Hanwell, Brentford, Gunnersbury and Chiswick Directory ("Buff Book") for 1907 shows:
The 1911 census for 17 Adelaide Road provides more information:
The Bailey's home had six rooms, sufficient for the three adults recorded in 1911. Henrietta completed information about the length of her marriage - 53 years - and children -15 of whom 12 survived; as she was a widow this was not required, but it helps explain the number of individuals shown in the family portrait. Her husband's death was registered in Brentford in the first quarter of 1909, within weeks of the card being sent.
The 1901 census reveals more about the family, which was then living at 90, Whitestile Road, Old Brentford:
Ancestry has several references to the family: John senior had a son, also named John Hinton Bailey, born around 1864, who married Marion Summers at St Paul's Old Brentford in 1884. The son was living at Boston Park Road and was a clerk; his father's occupation: Coastguard. One of the witnesses was Kate Gainsford, a niece of Joseph B Lewis, Brentford Local Board member.
Mary Hinton Bailey was married at the same church, 21st July 1898, to John Henry Allan, clerk. Mary was of Meslip? Villa, Whitestile Road and her father a Retired Coastguard.
Louisa Marion Hinton-Bailey married in the third quarter of 1901 in Brentford Registration District.
Alfred William Hinton Bailey, a commercial traveller age 45, married Dorothy Alice Welch, 27, at Twickenham parish church 30 September 1919; Dorothy was of 46 Adelaide Road, Alfred of 26 Yor(k/ter?) Street, presumably in Twickenham.
A family tree on Ancestry includes the following names of John and Henrietta's children and their birth years:
The matriarch, Henrietta Hinton Bailey, stayed in Brentford and her death was registered in the first three months of 1921 at the age of 81.
The Challis familyThe card was addressed to George Challis who was a local councillor. He was living at 24 Windmill Road, Brentford in 1907 (electoral register) and was at the same address in 1911. A James Challis, possibly related, was living at Adelaide Road in 1907.
Page published April 2018