The 'Fisher' Family

1895 - Stanley Isaac
1899 - Wilfred Clare

 

 

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Thomas Fisher
1862 - 1931

Husband:

Thomas Fisher  

Born:

1862 Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 261)
Died: 1931 age 69
Buried: Sept 3, 1931 Mattishall Burgh Lane Cemetery - Plot Q39
Parents Clare Fisher (1832)
&
Mary Ann White

Wife:

Georgina Gath  

Born:

1863 Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 274)
Died: 1926 Chelmsford - Dec quarter (4a 628) - age 63
Buried: December 1, 1926 Mattishall Burgh Lane Cemetery - Plot Q39
Parents unknown
&
Sarah Ann Gath ?

 

Married:

1888 Mitford - (Sep quarter 4b 429)

 

Thomas and Georgina with Thomas 'Donald' in the center.
Clara & Emma either side of their brother and Ida & Ivy with Mum & Dad.
It is thought the medal young Donald is wearing is a Good Attendance for Sunday School Award
Picture courtesy of
Don Bacon grandson of Emma Fisher
 

Children with Georgina:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Margaret May Fisher - more 1889 - died 1891 Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 261)
Clara Evelyin Fisher - more 1890 Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 248)
Emma Margaret Fisher - more Jan 12, 1892 Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 261)
Thomas Donald Fisher - more Sep 16, 1895 - Killed in 1917 Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 253)
Ida Lora Fisher
(recorded as Ida Sara) - more
1901 Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 260)
Ivy Sophia Fisher - more 1901 Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 261)

 

 

 

 

File Information:

1862: Birth record - Thomas Fisher at Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 261)

1871: Census - 25 Badley Moor - Mattishall
Clare Fisher - Head - age 38 - Farmer And Dealer Norfolk - Mattishall
Mary A Fisher - Wife - age 42 - Mattishall Burgh
Mary A Fisher - Dau - age 17 - 17 Dressmaker London
Clara Fisher - Dau - age 15 - Dressmaker Norfolk - Mattishall
Thomas Fisher - Son - age 11? - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
Clare Fisher - Son - age 9 - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
Charles Fisher - Son - age 7 - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
Isaac Fisher - Son - age 5 - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
George Fisher - Son - age 1 - Norfolk - Mattishall

1881: Census - The Heath, Hockering Norfolk
Clare Fisher - Head - Married - age 48 (1833) - Farmer 74 Acres Employ 2 Men & P M Local Preacher - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Mary Fisher - Wife - age 52 (1829) - Farmers Wife - born Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk
Ann E Fisher - Daughter - Single - age 23 (1858) - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Clare Fisher - Son - Single - age 20 (1861) - Farmers Son & P M Local Preacher - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Thomas Fisher - Son - Single - age 19 (1862) - Carpenter & P M Local Preacher - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Charles Fisher - Son - Single - age 17 (1864) - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Isaac Fisher - Son - Single - age 15 (1866) - born Mattishall, Norfolk
George Fisher - Son - age 11 (1870) - Scholar - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Emma Fisher - Daughter - age 9 (1872) - Scholar - born Mattishall, Norfolk
Thomas Sheringham - Nephew age 8 (1873) - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk

1888: Marriage record - Thomas Fisher married Georgina Gath at Mitford - (Sep quarter 4b 429)

1891: Census - The Heath Mill Farm Hockering
Thomas Fisher - Head - age 28 (1863) - Butcher(Em'er) - born Mattishall
Georgina Fisher - Wife - age 27 - born Thuxton
Margaret Fisher - Dau - age 1 - born Hockering
Clara Evelyin Fisher - Dau - age 10m - born Hockering
Sally Elizabeth Howard - Boarder - age 14 - Servant(Em'ee) - born Shingham

1901: Census - The Street, Hockering, Norfolk;
Thomas Fisher - Head - age 37 (1864) - Butcher with own account - born Mattishall.
Georgiana Fisher - Wife (nee Gath) - age 36 - born Thuxton, Norfolk.
Evelyn Fisher - Daughter - age 10 - scholar - Thuxton.
Emma Fisher - Daughter - age 9 - scholar born Hockering.
Donald Fisher - Son - age 5 - scholar - born Hockering.
John Waites - Boarder - age 17 - Butcher's Apprentice - born East Tuddenham.
Thomas and Georgiana Gath married in September 1888...

1911: Census - Butcher and Dealer Hockering Street E Dereham Norfolk
Thomas Fisher - Head - Married age 48 (1863) - Butcher And Dealer - born Mattishall Nflk
Georgina Fisher - Wife - married 23 years - age 46 (1865) - born Thurton Norfolk
Thomas Donald Fisher - Son - age 15 (1896) - Assisting In The Business Butcher - born Hockering Norfolk
Ida Lora Fisher - Daughter - age 9 (1902) - School - born Hockering Norfolk
Ivy Sophia Fisher - Daughter - age 9 (1902) - School - born Hockering Norfolk

1917: - Thomas and Georgina were living at 42 Cramphome Road, Rainsford End, Chelmsford ?
See More on Thomas Donald Fisher - below

1926: - Georgiana died 30th November, aged 63 (Double grave with kerb Mattishall Cemetery)

1931: - Thomas died 30th August, aged 69 ? (DG with kerb Mattishall cemetery)

The late Mr T. Fisher
The death occurred in Norwich hospital of Mr Thomas Fisher, of Mattishall formerly of Chelmsford, at the age of 69. For many years Mr Fisher was in business at Hockering as a butcher. Later for about 10 years, he was employed by Essex County Council at the Chelmsford depot as a carpenter and joiner. He was a well-known member of the Rainsford Road Primitive Methodist Church, and had many friends in the Town. Two years ago he retired to Mattishall, and here the funeral took place.

 

More on Georgiana Gath

1851: Census - Hingham Road, Thuxton Mitford, Norfolk
Thomas Gath - Head - age 42 - Ag Lab Cranworth-Nfk
Margaret Gath - Wife - age 32 - Thuxton-Nfk
Sarah Ann Gath - Dua - age 13 - Thuxton-Nfk
Susan Gath - Dau - age 12 - Thuxton-Nfk
Ann Gath - Dau - age 9 - Schl - Thuxton-Nfk
James Gath - Son - age 5 - Schl - Thuxton-Nfk
Sophia Gath - Dua - age 3 - Thuxton-Nfk
Elizabeth Gath - Dau - age 2 - Thuxton-Nfk
Thomas Gath - Son - age 6m - Thuxton-Nfk
William Knights - Falaw - Widower - age 78 - Pauper Ag Lab Thuxton-Nfk

1858: Death record - Thomas Gath at Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 247)

1861: Census - Hingham Road Thuxton Mattishall -Norfolk
Margaret Gath - Head - Widow - age 43 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Susan Gath - Dau - single - age 22 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Sophia Gath - Dau - age 13 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Elizabeth Gath - Dau - age 11 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Thomas Gath - Son - age 10 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Emma Gath - Dau - age 8 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Mary Ann Gath - Dau - age 6 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Edward William Gath - Son - age 3 - Norfolk - Thuxton
William Knights - Father - Widower - age 88 - Norfolk - Thuxton

1863: Birth record - Georgiana Gath at Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 274)

1871: Census - Thuxton Mattishall Norfolk
Margarett Gath - Head - Widow - age 53 - Norfolk - Thuxton
Sarah Ann Garth - Dau - single - age 33 - Dom Servt Cook Norfolk - Garvestone
James Gath - Son - single - age 25 - Farm Labourer Norfolk - Garvestone
Thomas Gath - Son - age 19 - Farm Labourer Norfolk - Garvestone
Mary Ann Gath - Dau - age 15 - Norfolk - Garvestone
William Gath - Son - age 7 - Norfolk - Garvestone
Geogean Gath - GrandDau - age 7 - Norfolk - Garvestone - is Geogean the natural child of Sarah Ann Gath?

Sarah Ann Gath was at East Wretham in 1861
1861:
Census - Farm House East Wretham Thetford -Norfolk
Samuel Gayford - Head - Widower - age 64 - Farmer 1340ac 20men 11 Lads Norfolk - Hockham
Henry Wells - Cousin - single - age 54 - Visitor Norfolk - Melton
Edward Walpole - Nephew - age 7 - Farmers Nephew Norfolk - Bilney
Harriet Browne - Hsekpr - single - age 48 - House Keeper Norfolk - Norwich
William Clarke - Gtlman - single - age 35 - Visitor Suffolk - Ipswich Gentleman
Rebecca Rainer - Servnt - single - age 24 - Housemaid Norfolk - Wymondham
Sarah Gath - Servnt - single - age 23 - Dairy Maid Norfolk - Garvestone
Robert Lait - Servnt - age 19 - General Servant Norfolk - East Wretham

1881:- Census, 42 South Green, Mattishall,
Lebbell King - Head - age 30 - Carpenter & Joiner - born Swanton Morley
Sophia King - Wife - age 34 - born Thuxton, Norfolk
Georgeanna Gath - Visitor - single - age 17 - Visitor - born - Thuxton, Norfolk

 

 

More on Children

 

Margaret May Fisher (1889)

1889: Sep 08 - Baptism record at Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Mattishall
Margaret May Fisher - born May 28, 1889
Daughter of Thomas Fisher and his wife Georgina

1891: Census - The Heath Mill Farm Hockering
Thomas Fisher - Head - age 28 (1863) - Butcher(Em'er) - born Mattishall
Georgina Fisher - Wife - age 27 - born Thuxton
Margaret Fisher - Dau - age 1 - born Hockering
Clara Evelyin Fisher - Dau - age 10m - born Hockering
Sally Elizabeth Howard - Boarder - age 14 - Servant(Em'ee) - born Shingham

Margaret May Fisher died in 1891 at Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 155) age 2

 

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Clara Evelyin Fisher (1890)

1914: Marriage record - Clara E Fisher married Harry L Gridley at Chelmsford - Jun quarter (4a 1139)

 

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Emma Margaret Fisher (1892)

1892: Apr 05 - Baptism record at Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Mattishall
Emma Margaret Fisher - Born Jane 12, 1892
Daughter of Thomas Fisher a Beetworker and his wife Georgina

 

1915: Marriage record - Emma Margaret Fisher married John William Bacon at Smallburgh - Jun quarter (4b 138)
Emma and John had children:

John Fisher Bacon born Jul 20, 1922 at Chelmsford - Sep quarter (4a 1212)

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Thomas Donald Fisher (1895)

1895: Oct 28 - Baptism record at Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Mattishall
Thomas Donald Fisher - Born Sep 16, 1895
Son of Thomas Fisher a Butcher and his wife Georgina

 

Name: Thomas Donald Fisher - age 21
Rank: Private
Service No: 33940
Date of Death: 18/04/1917
Regiment/Service: 11th Bn., Essex Regiment
Cemetery Link: Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe 
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Georgina Fisher, of 42, Cramphome Rd. Rainsford End, Chelmsford. Born Hockering
Link: War Graves Referance Page

1901: Census - The Street, Hockering, Norfolk;
Thomas Fisher - Head - age 37 (1864) - Butcher with own account - born Mattishall.
Georgiana Fisher - Wife (nee Gath) - age 36 - born Thuxton, Norfolk.
Evelyn Fisher - Daughter - age 10 - scholar - Thuxton.
Emma Fisher - Daughter - age 9 - scholar born Hockering.
Donald Fisher - Son - age 5 - scholar - born Hockering.
John Waites - Boarder - age 17 - Butcher's Apprentice - born East Tuddenham.
Thomas and Georgiana Gath married in September 1888...

1911: Census - Butcher and Dealer Hockering Street E Dereham Norfolk
Thomas Fisher - Head - Married age 48 (1863) - Butcher And Dealer - born Mattishall Nflk
Georgina Fisher - Wife - married 23 years - age 46 (1865) - born Thurton Norfolk
Thomas Donald Fisher - Son - age 15 (1896) - Assisting In The Business Butcher - born Hockering Norfolk
Ida Lora Fisher - Daughter - age 9 (1902) - School - born Hockering Norfolk
Ivy Sophia Fisher - Daughter - age 9 (1902) - School - born Hockering Norfolk

The following has been written by Andrew Begent of Chelmsford War Memorials.
Thomas Donald Fisher (usually known as Donald) was born and brought up in Norfolk, the son of a butcher. At some point between 1911 and 1917 he moved to Chelmsford with his parents and siblings. During the war he served in the Essex Regiment and he was killed in action in April 1917. His home was in Cramphorn Road. A cousin who also lost his life in the war is commemorated at Chelmsford.
Donald was born in 1895 in Hockering in Norfolk, a village about ten miles west of Norwich. He was the only son of Thomas Fisher (1863-1931) and Georgina Fisher (nee Gath) (1863-1926). His four siblings were Clara Evelyn Fisher (born 1890), Emma Margaret Fisher (born 1892), and twins Ida Sarah Fisher (1901-1978) and Ivy Sophia Fisher (1901-1993).
In 1901 the census recorded Donald, aged 5, living with his parents and two younger sisters at The Street in Hockering. At the time his father was a 37 year-old self-employed butcher.
A decade later the next census found 15 year-old Donald assisting with his father’s butcher business in the same village. He was accompanied by his father, then a butcher and dealer, and his two youngest sisters.
In the years between that census and 1917 Donald came to Chelmsford with his parents and sisters. His uncle, George Fisher, had moved his own family to the town from Norfolk prior to 1911, and it may be the town’s better employment prospects encouraged Donald’s father to bring his family south too.
They made their home on Chelmsford’s first Council housing estate, off Rainsford Lane at 42 Cramphorn Road. Donald’s father worked for the County Council as a carpenter and joiner. Cramphorn Road was swept away as a result of redevelopment in the late 1960s.
During the war Donald enlisted at Chelmsford and served as Private 33940 in the 11th Battalion of the Essex Regiment.
Donald was killed in action on 17th April 1917 (according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission). He was aged 21.
On 4th May 1917 the Essex County Chronicle contained a typical (by that stage of the war) short report on Donald’s death.“Pt. D. Fisher, Essex Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. T Fisher, Tindal Street, Chelmsford, was killed in action on April 18.”
Today Donald rests at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France (grave II. N. 2.). The cemetery was started in August 1915. In 1916 it was taken over by the 16th (Irish) Division, who held the Loos Salient at the time, and many of their dead were brought back to the cemetery from the front line. Succeeding divisions used the cemetery until October 1918, and men of the same Division, and often the same battalion, were buried side by side - Donald lies beside a comrade from the 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment who died the same day as him, and another from the Royal Engineers who also died the same day.After the Armistice, this cemetery was one of those used for the concentration of isolated graves from the Loos battlefield. The bodies of 41 men of the 9th Black Watch were brought from positions a little West of Loos, and those of 340 officers and men of other Regiments from different points in the communes of Cambrin, Auchy, Vermelles, Halluch and Loos./ The cemetery is also the burial place of Charles Edward Brown.
Donald is commemorated by the Mattishall war memorial in Norfolk. However, he is not commemorated by the Chelmsford Civic Centre War Memorial, though his cousin, Leslie Albert Fisher is. Donald’s sister Ivy Sophia later married William George Chilvers, whose brother Ernest James Chilvers is commemorated by the Chelmsford Civic Centre War Memorial.
The 1918 register of electors listed Donald’s parents at 42 Cramphorn Road, Chelmsford. His mother died in 1926.
His father died in Norfolk in 1931, aged 69, having moved there after retiring two years earlier. He was buried in Mattishall where his wife had been buried in 1926 and his son is recorded on the war memorial

Full Transcript - http://www.chelmsfordwarmemorial.co.uk/Chelmsford_War_Memorial/X_FISHER,_THOMAS_DONALD.html

Mentioned on the Mattishall 'Roll of Honour' CLICK HERE

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Ida Sarah Fisher (1901)

1928: Marriager record - Ida S Fisher married Frank A Halls at Chelmsford - Dec quarter (4a 1453)

 

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Ivy Sophia Fisher (1901)

1926: Marriager record - Ivy S Fisher married William G Chilvers at Chelmsford - Sep quarter (4a 1687)
Ivy was known as Peggy - The family lived in Basin Road, Heybridge
Ivy and William hade a son:

Derek K Chilvers born 1928 at Chelmsford - Jun quarter (4a 1075)

 

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