Having looked at the previous ancestors that I have been writing about, I realised that I have only written about one person from my one name study. Today’s ancestor is Albert Edward Hiscock who was born on 10 May 1902 at the Infirmary, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England. His birth certificate shows that his parents were William Hiscock (1865-1903) an Oil Mill Machine Minder, and Ada Copperthwaite (1868-1946) a housewife from Bitterne. Albert was the youngest of six children. His siblings were: Fanny (1890-1969), Albert Edward (1892-1893), Edith Flora (1893-1959), Emma Louisa (1895-1918) and William Charles (1900-1903). You can see by looking at his siblings, that there was a brother who had the same name as him, but passed away when he was an infant. In my experience of researching various trees, this happens a lot. Parents have a child that die at an early age, but go on to have another child and give it the same name.
Albert married Edith May Sparshott (1902-1982) when they were both 19 on 26 December 1921. They were married at The Parish Church in the Parish of S.Mary, Southampton. Albert’s father was William Hiscock, a machinist, who was deceased at the time the marriage took place. Albert’s occupation on the marriage certificate shows him being a Fireman. I think that he was a fireman/stoker on board a ship as he was in the Merchant Navy when his second child was born. Albert and Edith were both registered as living at 51 Melbourne Street in Southampton. Melbourne Street is now a trade area and the road runs alongside St Mary’s Football Stadium, home of Southampton Football Club.
Albert and Edith had five children together: Albert (1922-1942). Albert died at the age of 20 in World War II. Raymond William (1924-1998). Raymond was my son’s great grandfather. Olive May (1926-2002), Denis John (1928-2002) and Leonard (1930).
Albert passed away on 11 October 1954 at Salerno Road in Southampton. His cause of death was: (1). acute left heart failure due to myocardial infarction (heart attack) (2). lesionary thrombosis and atleroma. The informant was his son, Raymond. Albert left a will, and the details are as follows: Hiscock Albert Edward of 33 Salerno Road Lordswood Southampton died 11 October 1954 Administration Winchester 15 December to Edith May Hiscock widow. Effects £1135 2s. 6d. According to the National Archives currency converter, this would equate to £19,773.88 in today’s money. It would seem that I had quite a wealthy ancestor.