Arthur Paynter

 

Born:   

6 July 1847

Fordington, Dorset, England

Married:

25 Sep 1882

St Mary’s Whitechapel

Died:

Easter 1924

 

Occupation:

foreman shunter

 

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Arthur was living at Chicksand, Poplar at the time of his marriage and working as a railway servant. The shop he and his wife ran was in Chrisp St, Poplar and he was working there when his grandchildren remember him. In 1891when he worked as a foreman shunter it was at the Pool of London Docks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wife:   Hannah Connolly

 

Born:   

21 Jan 1856

Bromley, London

Died:

Easter 1923

 

Occupation:

newsagent, tobacconist

 

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When Hannah married she was living in Chicksand St. Her parents were John, and Hannah Conor. She had a step-mother called Mary who ran a tobacconist/ stationers. John was a waterman and dock labourer and described himself as a mariner in the 1881 census. He and Mary were born in Dartford, Kent in about 1815.

 

 

 

Children:

 

1.  Emma

 

Born:   

 

1884

 

Poplar, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Arthur

 

Born:   

 

1887

 

Poplar

Spouse:

Barbara

 

 

 

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Arthur went to Australia where he and his wife had a son Ken and a grandson Stephen. He fought in World War 1 in the Australian Army.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Robert

 

Born:   

1890

Poplar

 

Robert went to New Zealand.

 

4.   Florence Mary*

 

Born:   

22 Jan 1891

28 Brunswick St, Poplar

Married:

 

 

Died:

Feb 1961

20 Maxey Gardens, Dagenham

Spouse:

Joseph  Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. John

 

Born:    1896

 

 

 

 

6.  George

 

Born:

1897

 

Spouse:

Elsie

 

 

George and his wife had a daughter.

 

 

7. Grace

 

Born:   

 

 

Spouse:

Joseph James

 

 

Grace and Joe (who is remembered very fondly by Gerry and Audrey Martin as the uncle who used to take Elsie and Gerry to see the ships in the docks on Sunday mornings, and over the river on the Woolwich ferry, which was a paddle steamer. He was Head Time-keeper at the East Ham docks). They had a daughter.