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					                                   Thomas Samuel BEDDING
                                     (Journeyman Cooper)


Son of Isaac Samuel BEDDING and Eliza Mary BEDDING, formerly MOBBS.

Siblings:
                Eliza Ann                 Bn November 22, 1834
                                          Bp October 19, 1835
                Thomas Samuel             Bn August 12, 1836.
                                          Bp December 25, 1836
                Matilda                   Bn July 5, 1838
                William                   Bn c April, 1840
                                          Bp January 25, 1841
                Alfred                    Bn April 29, 1842
                Emma                      Bn March 8, 1844
                Amelia                    Bn January 10, 1848

Married:        Mary Western MOORE
                December 28, 1859

Children:
                Emily               Bn December 6, 1860
                Matilda Mary        Bn May 12, 1862
                Thomas WilliamBn September 6, 1864
                Mary                Bn November 3, 1866
                Annie               Bn May 30, 1869
                Minnie              Bn December 29, 1871
                Walter              Bn June 15, 1874
                Harry               Bn September 17, 1876
                William             Bn October 24, 1880

Died:           March 17, 1913, aged 76 years.
Buried:         Probably at Mitcham (Christchurch, Colliers Wood).

Biography

-        August 12, 1836
Thomas Samuel BEDDING was born in the parish of St John Horseleydown, Bermondsey, Southwark,
Surrey, the second child of Isaac Samuel and Eliza Mary BEDDING.

-      December 25, 1836
The baptism of Thomas Samuel was also registered in the parish of St John Horseleydown, the family
home was in Freeschool Street.

-        July 5, 1838
Birth of sister Matilda; the family address was given as 27 Caroline Street, Ratcliff, Stepney.

-       c April 1840
Estimated month of birth of first younger brother William James BEDDING. (The bible record for this
event has, unfortunately, been obliterated.)

-       January 25, 1841
IGI record of baptism of William James BEDDING at St Dunstan, Stepney

-       June 6, 1841. Census night.
The Census recorded Isaac and Eliza (age 29), with children Eliza (6), Thomas (4), Matilda (2), and
William (1) living at 32 Brook Street, Ratcliff. Elder brother Thomas King BEDDING and family were
recorded at 30 Brook Street.

-       April 29, 1842
The birth of second younger brother Alfred, the family address was given as 25 George Street, Mile

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End Old Town (Upper), Stepney.

-       May 6, 1843
The death of younger brother Alfred, aged 13 months, cause: pneumonia. The family address was
given as 10 Henry Street, City Road, St Luke’s, Middlesex.

-      December 2, 1843
The death of younger brother William James, aged 3 years 7 months, cause: scarlatina. Thomas
Samuel, the surviving son of Isaac and Eliza Mary was then 7 years old; the family address was 10
Henry Street, St Luke’s.

-       March 8, 1844
The birth of sister Emma at 10 Henry Street, St Luke’s.

-       October 25, 1847
Thomas’ father, Isaac Samuel, died suddenly of erysipelas in St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Thomas was
then aged eleven, and his mother Eliza Mary was some six months pregnant with youngest child
Amelia.

-        January 10, 1848
Birth of youngest sister Amelia. Widow Eliza Mary and her family were then living at 6 Gastigny Place,
City Road, St Luke’s.

-      April 2, 1848
Younger sisters Emma and Amelia were christened at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch.

-       August 12, 1850
Thomas would almost certainly have started his 7 year apprenticeship as a cooper on his 14th
birthday.

-      March 30, 1851. Census night.
The 1851 Census records the family living at 13 North Place, Haggerstone West (Shoreditch)
       Eliza          Head          Age 39      Fruiterer
       Eliza          Dau               16
       Thomas         Son               14      Apprentice Cooper
       Matilda        Dau               12      Scholar
       Amelia         Dau               3

-        August 12, 1857
Thomas’ 21st birthday. He would have completed his apprenticeship by this time, and be employed as
a skilled adult journeyman. There were numerous breweries and cooperages at this time to offer well-
paid employment to skilled journeymen.

-        December 28, 1859
Thomas Samuel BEDDING married Mary Western MOORE at the Parish Church of West Hackney.
The witnesses were William MOORE (possibly Mary’s father), and Emily MOORE (perhaps Mary’s
sister). William MOORE was a watchmaker; there were several MOORE families in East London
                  th     th
throughout the 18 and 19 centuries who were renowned for clock and watch making.

-       December 6, 1860
The birth of Thomas and Mary’s first child, daughter Emily BEDDING, registered in Shoreditch.

-      April 7, 1861. Census night.
The Census records the following people living at 58 Britannia Street, St Leonard’s Shoreditch, Tower
Hamlets:
       Thomas S BEDDING Head(mar)               24        Cooper           Born:Surrey
       Mary BEDDING            Wife(mar)        24                         Born:Walthamstow
       Emily BEDDING           Dau              4 months                   Born:Shoreditch

-       May 12, 1862
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The birth of second child, daughter Matilda Mary, registered in Shoreditch. Matilda, known as “Tilly”,
was to remain single. Parents Thomas and Mary had then moved to 32 Grange Street, Hoxton Old
Town, Shoreditch.

-       August 5, 1863
The marriage of eldest sister Eliza Ann, in the Parish Church of St Mary, Stratford-le-Bow, to William
Thomas SIMMONS, cooper, of Bow. The witnesses were William Thomas SIMMONS (Senior)(also a
cooper) and Matilda BEDDING.

-       August 30, 1863
The marriage of younger sister Emma, in the Parish Church of St Botolph, Bishopsgate, to William
Alfred HUMPHREYS, type founder, of 14 Sun Street. The witnesses were Jno CLARK and Jane WITT.

-       September 6, 1864
The birth of third child and first son, Thomas William BEDDING, was registered in Hoxton Old Town.
Thomas and Mary gave their address as 83 Bridport Place, Hoxton Old Town, Shoreditch.

-       November 3, 1866
The birth of fourth child, daughter Mary, was registered in Bow, Poplar. The new address was 80
Hewlett Road, Bow, Poplar. Mary was apparently always known as “Polly”.

-        February 29, 1868
The marriage of sister Matilda, in the Parish Church of St Mary, Stratford-le-Bow, to John LOTT,
printer, of Bow. The witnesses were Thomas Samuel and Louisa BRIMSON.

-       May 30, 1869
The birth of fifth child, daughter Annie, was registered in St John, Westminster. Thomas Samuel and
Mary had by now moved away from the East End of London; their address was given as 6 Charlwood
Street, Westminster. From around this time, Thomas Samuel was to find steady employment at the
Stag Brewery of Watney and Co.

-       April 2, 1871. Census night.

-       December 29, 1871
The birth of sixth child, daughter Minnie, was registered in St Margaret’s, St George Hanover Square.
Thomas and Mary gave their address as 11, Alexandra Buildings, Castle Lane, Westminster, an
address which was kept for some twenty years.

-       June 15, 1874
The birth of seventh child, second son Walter BEDDING, was registered in St George Hanover
Square. Address: 11 Alexandra Buildings.

-       September 17, 1876
The birth of eighth child and third son, (apparently first registered as Henry, but always known as
Harry), was registered in St George Hanover Square. Address: 11 Alexandra Buildings.

-       September 6, 1878
Eldest son Thomas William would almost certainly have started his 7 year apprenticeship as a cooper
on his 14th birthday.

-       October 24, 1879
The death of daughter Minnie, aged 7 years, cause: scarlatina, at Alexandra Buildings. Minnie was
buried at Brompton Cemetary

-       November 1, 1879
The death of daughter Annie, aged 10 years, cause: scarlet fever, at Alexandra Buildings. Annie was
also buried at Brompton Cemetary

-     March 30, 1880
Thomas’ widowed mother, Eliza Mary BEDDING, died aged 69 years at the home of Thomas’ married
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sister Matilda LOTT, 181 Church Road, Islington East. Unmarried sister Amelia was informant. Eliza
bequeathed the family bible to Thomas Samuel; this gift is recorded on the second end paper above
the entry for Thomas’ marriage.

-       October 24, 1880
The birth of ninth and youngest child, son William, was registered in St George Hanover Square.
Address: 11 Alexandra Buildings. Thomas and Mary were then aged 44 years, and eldest daughter
Emily aged 19 years.

-       April 3, 1881. Census night
The LDS transcript incorrectly states the places of birth for both Thomas and Mary. Six of their
surviving seven children are shown to be living at home, 11 Alexandra Buildings. The eldest daughter
Emily was living, as housekeeper, with widower grandfather William MOORE, in part of 4 Queens
Road, Walthamstow, Essex.

-      December 24, 1887
The marriage of eldest son Thomas William BEDDING, cooper aged 23, to Mary Elizabeth GREGORY
aged 23, at the Parish Church of St Pancras. The witnesses were William BAXTER and Fanny Elise
FORGE.

-       August 4, 1888
The marriage of eldest daughter Emily BEDDING, servant, to James JOHNS, carpenter aged 36, at
the Parish Church of St Andrew’s Westminster. The witnesses were father Thomas Samuel
BEDDING, and sisters Mary BEDDING, and Matilda Mary BEDDING. (The modern copy of the
marriage certificate may be incorrect with regards to the respective places of residence of bride and
groom; more probably the groom came from Church Crookham, Hants, and Emily from 2 Alexandra
Buildings. Emily JOHNS and her family were living in Church Crookham, some 20 years later)

-        September 25, 1888
The birth of granddaughter Emily Mary BEDDING, to Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth, was
registered in Brixton, Lambeth.

-        May 7, 1890
The birth of grandson Thomas Walter BEDDING, to Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth, was
registered in Brixton, Lambeth.

-        September 17, 1890
Son Harry’s 14th birthday. Thomas Samuel and Harry both signed the indenture papers for Harry’s
training, in the family tradition, as an apprentice cooper. Both sets of these indenture papers survive
as valued family heirlooms. The home address was 2 Alexandra Buildings. The apprentice master was
James Davies, a Master Cooper of 42, Ouseley Road, Battersea, and the employer was Watney and
Co.

-       April 6, 1891
The birth of grandson Frank BEDDING to Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth, registered in Brixton,
Lambeth.

-       1891. Census night.


-      October 7, 1891
The death of Mary Western BEDDING, formerly MOORE, aged 55years. Cause: cancer. Thomas
Samuel, present at the death, gave his address as 2 Alexandra Buildings.

-       March 11, 1894
The marriage of daughter “Polly” (Mary) to Alfred LIVINGSTONE, in St Stephen’s, Westminster. The
witnesses were Thomas LIVINGSTONE (possibly Alfred’s father), and Matilda Mary BEDDING. Bride
(a Lady’s maid) and groom ( a servant) gave their address as 6 Rochester Row.

-       October 24, 1894
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Youngest son William’s 14th birthday, and like two of his three elder brothers, William was apprenticed
as a cooper to the same James DAVIES at the Watney Brewery. William’s indenture papers survive as
heirlooms in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs Janet INOUYE of Ontario, Canada. Thomas
Samuel gave a new home address as 76 Hugh Street, St George’s, Westminster.

-       November 28, 1897
The birth of granddaughter Elsie BEDDING, to Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth. Their address was
then 16 Kingswood Road, Penge, Croydon. Later, younger brothers Harry and William were to follow
Thomas to Penge and continue as coopers. Walter apparently remained north of the River.

-       April 10, 1898
The marriage of third son Harry BEDDING, cooper, aged 21 years, to Emma Elizabeth COOPER, aged
24 years of 14, Lillington Street, Pimlico, at the Parish Church of St Andrew’s, Westminster. The
witnesses were Alfred LIVINGSTONE (Harry’s brother-in-law) and Charlotte CHANDLER. A copy of
their wedding photograph survives.

-       February 12, 1899
The birth of grandson Harry (junior) BEDDING, to Harry and Emma Elizabeth, was registered at
Penge, Croydon.

-       July 22, 1899
The marriage of second son Walter BEDDING, compositor, of 59 Catherine Street, Westminster, to
Annie MALONE, aged 23 years, of 37 Jameson Street, Notting Hill, in the Catholic Church of St Mary
of the Angels, Paddington. Witnesses were Harry MOORE, Annie MOORE, and Joseph Brown.

-       May 21, 1900
The birth of granddaughter Annie Mary BEDDING, to Walter and Annie, registered in Kensington.
Later, Annie Mary BEDDING chose to drop her first name. She died unmarried (a retired
schoolmistress) in Wroughton, Swindon, on August 3rd, 1986.

-       July 17, 1900
The birth of grandaughter Minnie Grace BEDDING, to Harry and Emma Elizabeth, registered in Penge,
Croydon. Minnie was the first member of the family reach her 100th birthday, on which occasion she
recalled that she had been named “after a dead aunt”!

-       December 29, 1901
The birth of grandson William BEDDING, to Harry and Emma Elizabeth, registered in Penge, Croydon.

-      May 24, 1902
The death of grandson Frank BEDDING, aged 11 years, son of Thomas William and Mary Elizabeth, at
Charing Cross Hospital. Cause: Tuberculosis.

-        July 27, 1902
The marriage of youngest son William BEDDING, 21, cooper, of Kingswood Road, Penge, to Jane
Elizabeth BELFIELD, aged 21 at the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Penge, (Surrey). The
witnesses were Eva BRADLEY and H BRAY. William and Jane were the first of the family to reach
their Diamond Wedding Jubilee.

-       September 8, 1903
The birth of grandson Ernest BEDDING, to Harry and Emma Elizabeth, registered in Penge, Croydon.

-       May 27, 1904
The birth of granddaughter Winifred Jane BEDDING, to William and Jane Elizabeth, registered in
Penge, Croydon.

-       January 10, 1913
The birth of granddaughter Dorothy Hilda BEDDING, to William and Jane Elizabeth, registered in
Penge, (Bromley).

-       March 17, 1913
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The death of Thomas Samuel BEDDING, aged 76 years, cause heart failure, occurred in Longley
Road, Tooting. Thomas’ address at that time was given as 53 Lyveden Road, Colliers Wood, Merton,
close to the homes of the three of the four sons who had followed the family trade of cooper: Thomas
William (and Mary Elizabeth), Harry (and Emma Elizabeth), and William (and Jane Elizabeth).

Footnote:

Thomas Samuel and Mary Western BEDDING were married for almost 32 years. They had moved
from the East End of London, (where BEDDINGs had been recorded at different times since at least
the 16th century), initially to West London, and after Mary’s death Thomas moved with three of his four
sons to the more attractive residential area south of the River. Thomas and Mary had nine children, of
whom two daughters died of scarlet fever whilst still juniors, and two sons died of tuberculosis when
still young adults. They had seventeen grandchildren, of whom two were living on January 1st, 2000,
and one became a centenarian.

Thomas’ granddaughter, Minnie Grace, remembered that he had arthritis of his hands. The bible that
Thomas inherited from his mother was bequeathed in due course to eldest son Thomas William
BEDDING. A portrait photograph, reliably believed to be of Thomas Samuel BEDDING, passed to his
great-granddaughter Mrs Janet INOUYE, and a copy is included.



                            Mary Western BEDDING, formerly MOORE

Christened :    11th October 1835 at St Leonards, Shoreditch.

Parents:                William MOORE (watchmaker) and Mary Ann WESTERN.
                There were a number of watch and clockmakers in Clerkenwell, Holborn and
                Shoreditch in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, several of whom were named
                MOORE, and most probably William was descended from one of these families.

Grandparents: James WESTERN, and Mary. Their daughter Mary Ann WESTERN was christened
              4th April 1802 at St Andrew by the Wardrobe. (within the City of London).




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