Family of Harry Bernard Calkin

Calkin, Harry Bernard
Fourth of 7 children born to George and Emily
The 1861 census has Harry (aged 1 month) living with his parents (see father's entry above).
The 1871 census lists Harry B. aged 10, living with his parents as above.
Harry's address as listed in Historical Directories include:
    1896 listed 22, Holmdale Road, Hampstead.
1901 census shows Harry living at 11, Lymington Road, Hampstead, with his wife and five children.
    Occupation as declared in 1901 census = "Underwriter".
    The 1901 census also shows four servants :
    Ellen J. Godler (b.1874) - Nurse
    Julia E. Smith (b.1876) - Cook
    Ethel A. Anstey (b.1882) - Housemaid
    Alice Allinton (b.1883) - Parlourmaid.
After 1901, Harry became a senior Underwriter at Lloyds and was heavily involved in the underwriting of the Titanic.
1911 census has Harry (aged 50) living with his wife and five children at 33, Heath Drive, Hampstead, London NW
    His occupation is given as "Underwriter".
    The 1911 census also shows four servants :
    Millie Louisa Conisbee (b.1878) - Nurse
    Lilian Eleanor Mansell (b.1884) - Parlourmaid
    Ellen Eileen Braddon (b.1874) - Cook
    Alice Mary Farrow (b.1889) - Housemaid.
Back to the Historical Directories, Harry's listings include:
1905 home address listed as 11, Lymington Road, Hampstead.
1910-1915 office address - 27, Corrnhill E.C.
1914-1919 home address listed as 33, Heath Drive, Hampstead NW3
The death notice of son Brian in 1918 (below) gives the family address as 33, Heath Drive, Hampstead.
Incidentally, on the corner of Heath Drive, in Redington Road, lives his brother Walter Lewis.
         Born: c. 03.1861 at Camden Town, London (registered in Pancras)
         Married: c. 06.1891 to Margaret Agnes Palfrey registered in Hampstead
         Died: c. 06.1926 Aged 65, and buried at Hampstead Parish Church.
Calkin (nee Palfrey), Margaret Agnes
Daughter of Penry Powell Palfrey (1830-1902) and Joel Jemima Palfrey (nee Brand).
Penry Powell Palfry was a famous and well-known artist. Initially he carved in stone.
Later he worked in stained glass, particularly church decoration and heraldic work.
Scores of churches contain his work and incredibly at the time of his death only two cathedrals were without it.
Not until he was 54 did Penry turn to painting horses professionally. His exceptional merit was noted by
the Duke of Westminster, Queen Victoria and Edward VII. Penry painted four of the Duke's Derby winners in
large oils which are with the Westminster family.
         Born: c. 12.1870 at Kentish Town, London and registered in Pancras
         Died: c. 12.1936 Aged 66, registered in Hendon and ashes buried at Hampstead Parish Church.


Seven Children
John Bernard
In the 1911 census John (aged 18) is living with his parents as above.
His occupation is given as "at School".
         Born: 28.04.1892 at Emmanuel, London (registered in Hampstead)
         Married: c. 03.1933 to Eileen Mary Telford Frost registered in Wimborne, Dorset
         Died: c. 06.1972 Aged 80, registered in Poole, Dorset.
Lois Bernard
In the 1911 census Lois (aged 17) is living with her parents as above.
Her occupation is given as "at School".
In published vessel passenger lists, Lois is listed as travelling from Southampton to New York, USA in 1954.
         Born: c. 03.1894 at Emmanuel, London
         Died: c. 09.1978 Aged 84, registered in Cuckfield.
Margaret Bernard (a.k.a. Margaret Calkin James)
The National School Admission Registers list Margaret as an admission at North London Collegiate School in 1909
Margaret is not listed in the parent's entry of the 1911 census.
Margaret was a very gifted calligrapher, painter and designer, who exhibited at The Royal Academy.
Margaret James Calkin Book
Margaret Calkin working at her calligraphy table in 1915 See A Website Dedicated To Margaret
         Born: 23.02.1895 at Emmanuel, London (registered in Hampstead).
         Married: c. 06.1922 to Charles Holloway James, registered in Hampstead.
C. H. James was a distinguished architect who trained under Sir Edwin Lutyens.
         Died: c. 1985 Aged 90.
Brenda Bernard
The National School Admission Registers list Brenda as an admission at North London Collegiate School in 1909
In the 1911 census Brenda (aged 14) is living with her parents as above.
Her occupation is given as "at School".
The 1930 marriage certificate has Brenda living at 7, Heath Mansion, The Grove.
         Born: 09.11.1896 at Emmanuel, London (registered in Hampstead)
         Married: 31.05.1930 to Stuart Riviere Calkin (her cousin), registered in Hampstead.
         Died: c. 02.1987 Aged 90, registered in Wycombe.
Brian Penry Bernard
Brian is not listed in the parent's entry of the 1911 census.
There are entries in the London Gazette for Brian Penry Bernard Calkin :
17.08.1915 - Infantry with the 3rd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment.
05.06.1917 - To be 2nd Lieutenant (Spec. Res.) on 15th March 1917.
26.02.1918 - Made Lieutenant on 1st July 1917.
    The Debt of Honour Register at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery at Pas de Calais,
    lists Brian as dying in action on Wednesday 10th July 1918, aged 20.
    Brian was a Lieutenant of 3rd attached 8th Battalion, The Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.
    The register also adds that he is the son of Harry and Margaret Calkin of 33, Heath Drive, Hampstead.
    See also the Commonwealth War Graves.
         Born: c. 12.1897 at Emmanuel, London (registered in Hampstead).
         Died: 10.07.1918 During World War I in France
Kenneth Bernard
In the 1911 census Kenneth (aged 8) is living with his parents as above.
His occupation is given as "at School".
         Born: 24.06.1902 registered in Hampstead
         Married: 03.08.1927 to Nancy Page, registered in Hampstead
         Died: 08.06.1985 Aged 82, registered in Surrey S.E.
Alan Bernard
In the 1911 census Alan (aged 6) is living with his parents as above.
His occupation is given as "at School".
         Born: 06.03.1905 registered in Hampstead
         Married: c. 12.1928 to a Phyllis Joyce P. Matthews, registered in Marylebone.
         Died: c. 09.1972 Aged 66, registered in Sutton.

Notes.
I have a copy of Brenda's marriage certificate.



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