Stiles Family Tree

Violet Stiles (Allen)

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This is the next most important of the eight lineages, the one following Violet’s maiden name, Stiles. We were fortunate enough to trace this line back fourteen generations back to GGF11 Henrie Stiles, born in 1580.

Jane Alison (Allen) Denton – 1948
– Bristol, England
married 2 Nov 1968 Tyndale Baptist, Bristol

F – Ivanhoe Wilfred Allen 1919 – 1996
– Bath, Somerset

M – Violet Evelyn Eileen Stiles 1921-2012
– Chew Magna/Pensford, Somerset
married 5 Sep 1942 at Bristol
Jane Alison Allen (Denton)

GF – Albert Stiles 1889-1952 – see more below
– Weston, Bath, Somerset
First wife – ?

GM – Adeline Violet Hillier 1897-1982
– Shepton Mallet, Somerset
married Dec 1919 at Bath, Somerset
Albert ‘Bert’ Stiles, later Styles 1917-

M – Violet Evelyn Eileen Stiles 1921-2012

GGF1 – Albert Richard Stiles 1862-1950
– aka ‘Richard’
– Bratton, Westbury, Wiltshire

GGM1 – First wife?

GGM1 – Louisa Emma Crane 1869-1932
– Clifton, Bristol
married 3 Sep 1893 Weston All Saints, Bath, Somerset
GF – Albert Stiles 1888-1952

Amy Louisa Stiles 1893-1985
Ellen Kate Stiles 1895-1895
Richard Henry Stiles 1896-1982
Lily Maud Stiles 1898-
Ernest Victor Stiles 1901-1982
Alice May Stiles 1903-1982
Elsie Louise Stiles 1905-1990
Doris Violet Stiles 1907-
Flossie Ivy Stiles 1908-
GGF2 – Henry Stiles (III) 1835-1924
– born Bratton, Westbury, Wiltshire
GGM2 – Eliza Rose 1839-1891
– Broughton Gifford, Melksham, Wiltshire
married 7 Jun 1860 at Broughton Gifford, Wilts
Frank (Francis) Stiles 1861-1933
GGF1 – Albert Richard Stiles 1862-1950
Catherine Mary Stiles 1864-1950
Ernest John Stiles 1868-1869
Amy Rose Stiles 1870-1871
Amy Elizabeth Stiles 1873-1893
Henry ‘Harry Stiles’ 1877-1946
Ernest John Stiles 1881-1956
GGF3 – Henry Stiles (II) 1817-1892

GGM3 – Jane McCann 1817-1898
– Walcot, Bath, Somerset
married 1833,
Samuel Stiles 1834-1924
GGF2 – Henry Stiles (III) 1835-1868
Phillis Anne Stiles 1838-1928
Walter Stiles 1840-
Edward Stiles 1841-
Elizabeth Stiles 1843-1899
Mary A Stiles 1843-
Jane Stiles 1845-
Sarah Stiles 1851-
GGF4 – William Stiles (III) 1788-1873
– Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, England
GGM4 – Elizabeth Pollington 1785-1867
– Winchcomb, Gloucestershire, England
married 1812, ?
Elizabeth Stiles 1813-1881
Marianne Stiles 1815-
GGF3 – William Stiles (IV) 1817-1892
Harriet Stiles, 1818-1882
Ruth Stiles, 1819-1885
Martha Stiles 1820-1881
Sarah Stiles 1823-1839
Charlotte Stiles 1826-1892
Ellen Stiles 1832-1840
Fanny Stiles 1834-1868
Esther Stiles 1840-1877
GGF5 – William Stiles (II) 1765-1845
– Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, England
GGM5 – Susannah C Godson 1761-1846
– Eatington, Warwickshire, England
married 3 Apr 1782 Halford, Warwickshire
GGF4 – William Stiles (III) 1788-1873
Joseph Hal Stiles 1790-
Susanna Stiles 1792-1874
Elizabeth Stiles ?-1812
GGF6 – Thomas Stiles (II) 1728-
– Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, England
GGM6 – Jane Sad 1730-
– Cherhill, Wiltshire, England
married ?
GGF5 – William Stiles (II) 1765-1845
GGF7 – Thomas Stiles (I) 1686-1743
– St Mary, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GGM7 – Susan Vinck

married 1713, Surrey, England
GGF6 – Thomas Stiles (II) 1728-
GGF8 – William Stiles (I) 1666-1701
Highworth, Wiltshire, England
GGM8 – Elizabeth Robinson 1670-

GGF7 – Thomas Stiles (I) 1686-1743
William Stiles 1695-1779
GGF9 – Tobias Stiles 1639-1715
– Westrop, Highworth, Wiltshire, England
GGM9 – Joane Hunt 1638-1704
– Lambourne, Berkshire, England
marriage 1663
Joanne Stiles (1664–1704)
GGF8 – William Stiles (I) 1666-1701
Martha Stiles (1669–1720)
Henry Stiles (1671–1726)
William Stiles (1671–)
Margery Stiles (1673–1720)
Tobias Stiles (1676–1740)
GGF10 – Henry Stiles (II) 1605-1671
– Highworth, Wiltshire, England
GGM10 – Margerie Rose 1605-1654

married 1628
Bridgit Stiles 1629-
Marie Stiles 1631-1644
Henry Stiles 1633-1671
Catherine Stiles 1637-
GGF9 – Tobias Stiles 1639-1715
Richard Stiles 1642
GGF11 – Henry (I) or Henrie Stiles – abt 1580-

GGF10 – Henry Stiles (II) 1605-1671


GF_ Albert Styles 1889-1952

GF_ Albert Styles 1889-1952

Albert was born on 1 Jul 1889 in Weston, Bath. He was the eldest child of Albert Richard Stiles (1862-1950) and Louisa Emma Crane (1869-1932). However, they did not marry until 3 Sep 1893 and so we have to query if Albert was born to another mother, or whether he was born out of wedlock to Louisa at nineteen years-of-age.

Albert went on to create his own mystery too, because he had a wife (no data found), with whom he had a son, Albert Stiles, known as ‘Bert’.

Bert Styles

Bert’s records are enigmatic too. He first married someone called Wilhelmina or Wilhelmtina. He later divorced or was widowed, and married Maude (?) who had been married before to someone called Goddard. In this first relationship she had had a daughter, Linda Goddard. Albert remarried Linda, they themselves had no issue, but raised Linda. ‘Bert’, later altered his surname to Styles, thinking this looked better, when he moved close to Epping Forest, living at Hutton, Brentwood, Essex and working for W&C French Engineering. When he retired he moved with Linda to Bradford-on-Tone, Wellington, Somerset.

Later, Albert (the father) married Adeline Violet Hillier (1897-1982) and they had a daughter Violet Evelyn Eileen Stiles (1921-2012) – Jane‘s mother.

By 1939 Albert (50 years old) was working as a gardener and living at 7 Lower Redland Road, Bristol with Adeline (42), shown as an unpaid domestic worker, and Violet (18), a Printing Machine Assistant wotking at Mardon, Son & Hall. The family recalls that Adeline served as a ‘clippy’ or omnibus ticket operative in WW1, and later had several spells as a dinner lady at schools. Adeline was called ‘Gran Addy’ by our children.

Albert holding granddaughter Jane
Albert Stiles pedigree
Albert’s Local Newspaper obits

GGF1- Albert Richard Styles

GGF1- Albert Richard Styles 1862-1950

Albert Richard Stiles, aka Richard Stiles, was born on 17 Apr 1862 at Bratton, Westbury Wiltshire, his parents were Henry (III) and Eliza (nee Rose). Eliza was born in Broughton Gifford, just outside Melksham Wiltshire and ten miles north of Bratton.

Albert Richard married Louisa Emma Crane on 3 Sep 1893, which does present something of a problem because his first son, Albert Stiles was born on 1 Jul 1889. So was there a first wife? Or was he born out of wedlock? Certainly his mother was twenty when he was born, so should we question the birthdate or the marriage date?

His father, Henry, was a market gardener and, on the 1881 Census, ‘Richard’ is shown as an 18-year-old gardener, they lived at Midridge Garden in Weston, Bath.

Weston Village, Bath

23 Trafalgar Road, Upper Weston, Bath,
#23 is the near end of the terrace
Weston Village, Bath

By the 1911 Census Richard was 49 with his own family at 23 Trafalgar Road, Upper Weston, Bath. He lived there with wife Louisa Emma Crane who was identified as a laundry maid, he as a ‘gardener for a gentleman family’. His wife is shown as having borne nine children, Ellen Kate had died in infancy, and Amy Louisa at 17 was entered on the form and crossed out as she was not at home on census day (see below). They therefore had seven children living with them – Richard Henry 14, Lily Maud 13, Ernest 10, Alice 8, Elsie 5, Doris Violet 4 and Flossie Ivy just 3 years old. As the table below shows, they were not very fruitful in terms of issue, presumably this was a WW1 impact?

Amy Louisa Stiles 1893-1985 – more belowno husband or issue
Ellen Kate Stiles 1895-1895died in infancy
Richard Henry Stiles 1896-1982 – more below
Ethel Moore 1898-1983
married 1932
no data on issue
Lily Maud Stiles 1898-no data on marriage or issue
Ernest Victor Stiles 1901-1982 – more below
Lilian M Jenkins 1903-1940
married 1924

Dorothy M Davis (or Lewis)
married Oct 1946
Elsie M Stiles 1928-2000
Alice May Stiles 1903-1982no data on marriage or issue
Elsie Louise Stiles 1905-1990
Edgar John Holbrow 1909-1945
married 1933

Gordon Albert Townley
married 1949
Graham J Holbrow 1935-1942
Doris Violet Stiles 1907-no data on marriage or issue
Flossie Ivy Stiles 1908-
David Henry Symonds 1908-1987
married Oct 1930, Bath
no data on issue

Albert Richard and Louisa: several of their children in more detail:

Amy Louisa Stiles (1893-1985) – Jane’s Grand Aunt

Amy had a long life. The 1911 Census for the family, shows her filled in on the form but then crossed through. She is however listed on the census retrun as a patient at the ‘Hospital for Women’, aka the ‘Lock Hospital’, aka ‘Bristol Voluntary Lock Hospital’ at 87 Ashley Road in Bristol. That crossing out is suggestive that her admission may have been taking place as the census was being taken. She was one of thirteen young female patients attended by a Nurse Matron, an Assistant Matron and a Domestic Servant. Amy was just 16, the others ranged from 14 to 21.

At earlier dates this facility was described as a hospital for ‘fallen women’, and focused on the treatment of venereal diseases. But in Amy’s case it appears that her admission was more about its latter purpose, providing sheltered accommodation for the mentally ill. These hospitals were established from 1747, in London, to1870, in Bristol, their patient capacities were small – London 36, Dublin 75, Glasgow 60, Manchester 20, LIverpool 25 and just 16 in Bristol.

A feminist campaign of the 1870s and 1880s against the Contagious Diseases Acts originally prompted the foundation of he Bristol Lock Hospital, the only hospital that received women when they were suffering from diseases incident to an immoral life. They received the ‘best medical care and most kind and skilled nursing’ and were placed in a ‘healthful moral condition’. Some accounts of girls admitted to Lock Hospitals can be found here.

Next door to the Bristol hospital appears to be connected, it was home to Dr Walter R D Hawkins, 85 Ashley Road, Bristol, the Doctor lived in this 16-room home with his wife. He was 54, and was married to Emily Florence who was 34 – they had been married for just four years. He had a 28-year-old son, and two daughters 24 and 17 from a previous marriage. They had a cook, a parlour maid and a housemaid,

At 89 Ashley Road there was a Salvation Army Home that housed nine infants described as inmates. A separate census page lists eight Salvation Army officers, two workers, twenty-nine inmates (most under 25 years of age) and one boarder.

Today, 85-89 Ashley Road are squats, yet clearly they are still substantial buildings.

By 1939 Amy had been admitted as a patient at West End House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, her entry showed the reason for admission as ‘Incapacitated’. This was a facility attached to the Workhouse that had opened in the 19th c.

In 1930. the workhouse became a mental hospital for females. It was originally called the West End House for Female Mental Defectives. Later it took both male and female mental patients and was renamed as the Norah Fry Hospital. Norah Lillian Fry was a member of a Bristol Quaker Fry family well known for its chocolate factory, J S.Fry & Sons. She was an advocate and campaigner for disabled children and those with learning difficulties and in 1918 had became the first female councillor in Somerset. Bristol University still operates the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, memorialising Fry’s donation to the university to set up the Department of Mental Health.

West End House closed around 1990, just five years after Amy’s death, not quite making her 102nd birthday!


Richard Henry Styles 1896-1982 – Jane’s Grand Uncle

In the 1901 census the family was living at 23 Trafalgar Road, Upper Weston, Bath – the household consisted of father Richard a 35-year-old gardener, his wife Louisa 32, son Albert 14 and already a farm labourer, Richard Henry 4 and Lilly 3. In the 1911 census they were at the same address, but now the family living there was the two parents and seven children, Amy Louisa entered on the census and struck out as (see above) she was now living at the Bristol Lock Hospital in Bristol.

Richard served in WWI as a Driver with the Royal Engineers in the 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Service No 506437) and was discharged at the age of 22 on 4 Aug 1919, the papers denoting that he had a disability, though without any details provided.

In 1932 at the age of 36 he married Ethel Moore (aged 34), there is no record of any issue.


Ernest Victor Stiles 1901-1982 – Jane’s Grand Uncle

In a 1939 Census & Voter Lists, Ernest was living at 4 Cork Place, Bath.

4 Cork Place, Bath today

Ernest is shown in the census as the Business Manager of a Confectionery and Newsagents, his wife Lilian is shown as an unpaid doemstic worker, and they have one child Elsie M.

GGF2 – Henry Styles (III) (1835-1924)

Henry (III) was born in Sep 1835 at Cheverall in Wiltshire, the second son of Henry Stiles (1817-1892) and Jane MacCann of Walcot, Bath, 1817-1898 – they married in 1833.
In 1841 the family lived in Bradford-upon-Avon in Wiltshire, but by 1851 moved into Westbury, Wiltshire.

Henry married Eliza Rose on 7 Jun 1860 at Broughton-Gifford, Wiltshire. The 1861 Census shows Henry at 25 years old, an agricultural labourer, married to Eliza, 22, living with their first infant Frank at 39 Bratton Road, Westbury Wiltshire.

In 1871 they are still in Bratton, Westbury but Henry is shown as a ‘Land Holder’ at 36-years-old, Eliza is 31, Frank is 10 and listed as a labourer, now joined by Richard an 8 year-old scholar, Catherine (6) and Amy Rose (10 mths).

In 1881 Henry is a 46 year old Market Gardener living at Midridge Garden, Weston, Bath with Eliza (40), Frank is not listed, Richard is an 18-year-old gardener, Amy Rose has died, Amy Elizabeth is 7, Henry (Harry) is 3.

In 1891 Henry is still at Midridge Garden, he is a 54-year-old gardener. Eliza is shown as 51, Amy at 16, Harry is 14, Earnest is 10 – none are shown with an occupation.

I did find a Criminal Registry entry for 5 Aug 1854 on another family trees, it was in Wiltshire when a Henry Stiles was imprisoned for his offence. If it is this Henry then he was nineteen and single.

Several family trees insist that Henry Stiles died in Dungog in New South Wales in 1924, but I think this is in error as we have him in census records from 1841-1891, either in Westbury Wiltshire, or Weston, Bath Somerset – so until he was 56 years old. Despite one showing him emigrating via Southampton, and another showing him in New York in 1849, I feel this is just too unlikely.

GGF3 – Henry Stiles (II) 1817-1892

Henry (II) was born in May 1817 in Bristol, England. His parents were William Stiles (1788-1873) and Elizabeth Pollington (1783-1867)

GGF4 – William Stiles (IV) 1788-1843

1841 Census – William, is 30, an agricultural labourer is living in Brattion, Wiltshire with his 25-year-old wife Mary with three children Henry 6, George 4, William 2. IN 1851 he is still in Bratton, still an agricultural labourer, but now with six children Henry 15, George 14 and William 11 are also listed as labourers. Richard 7 is shown as a scholar, Martha 4, and Mary 3 are merely listed.

GGM3 – Jane McCann 1817-1898
– Walcot, Bath, Somerset
married 1833,

Samuel Stiles 1834-1924
GGF2 – Henry Stiles (III) 1835-1868
Phillis Anne Stiles 1838-1928
Walter Stiles 1840-
Edward Stiles 1841-
Elizabeth Stiles 1843-1899
Mary A Stiles 1843-
Jane Stiles 1845-
Srah Stiles 1851-

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