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Fifth Generation

Joseph Frederick Bond (1884 -1967) - son of James Bond (1834-1909) - son of James Bond (1781-about 1855) - son of John Bond (1734-1823) - son of Edmund Bond (about 1700-1769)

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Joseph Frederick Bond is a direct ancestors of Bill Burgar, the author of this work.

Joseph Frederick Bond was born on 7 December 1884 in Battersea, London.  Civil Registration of Birth Certificate 8 states:

Joseph Henry Bond , Boy, born 7th December 1884, son of James Bond, Railway Platelayer, and Emma Bond, formerly Patterson, of 7 Wayford Street, Battersea, Surrey.
The birth was registered in the Registration District of Wandsworth, Sub District of West Battersea, Surrey, by Emma Bond, mother, signed with an X, on 2nd January 1885

He died in 1967.17   The Civil Registration Death Certificate states:

Joseph Frederick Bond, Male, 82 years, died on 8th January 1967 at St John's Hospital Battersea, of Bronchopneumonia and Cerebral Thrombosis. Retired railway Parcels Foreman of 104 Kyrle Road Battersea. Registered by J. Bond, son of 104 Kyrle Road, SW11, in Registration District of Wandsworth, sub-district of Wandsworth in the London Borough of Wandsworth, on the 9th January 1967.

He was buried in 1967 in Morden Cemetery.214

Joseph appears with his parents in the 1891 census and 1901 Census in Battersea, London.14,15

See 1891 and 1901 Census returns.

You will see that in the 1891 Census Joseph Henry Bond is recorded as Harry.  However, by 1901 he has changed his name to Joseph Frederick Bond, and seems happy with that for the rest of his life.

Joseph Frederick, like his father and all his male siblings, worked on the railway. He started at the age of 11 and eventually became foreman of the Parcel Office at Addison Road, near Olympia, Kensington.

Joseph Frederick Bond and Annie Adams were childhood friends. In 1901 she was living at 11 Orville Rd and Joseph Bond was living next door at 13 Orville Road, Battersea.15

They were married on 5 August 1906 in Battersea, London.40 The marriage Register of Christ Church, Battersea states:

Joseph Frederick Bond, Bachelor, aged 21, Porter, married Annie Adams, Spinster, aged 20, on the 5th August 1906 at Christ Church Battersea.
His father was James Bond, Platelayer, and her father was Thomas Adams, Bricklayer. They signed the register as did their witnesses Thomas Adams and Jesse Bond.

Thomas Adams and Jesse Bond were brother of the the bride and sister of the groom respectively.

At the time of her marriage Annie Adams was living at 48 Latchmere Grove with her parents. Soon after the marriage they lived in Goulden Street and then Livingstone Rd, prior to moving to 40 Latchmere Grove, where they continued to live for the next 50 years.

The 1911 Poll book for Battersea shows that he on the electoral register and was resident at ?. Living at the same address was his father-in-law, Thomas Adams. Also his brother-in-law Thomas Adams jr. rented a room in the top of the house from his father Thomas Adams snr. This suggests that Thomas Adams snr. was the main tenant of the house.

Joseph Bond served in the military Private in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1918 in France, Damascus and Cairo.
The snippet below was found in the 'National Roll of the Great War'. 114

Bond J.F. Pte Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

He attested in 1915, but was not called up until June 1918. Three months later he was drafted to France. In this theatre of war he served in the fourth battle of Ypres and in the engagements that followed, until the cessation of hostilities. In May 1919 he was sent to the East and was engaged in important duties at Damascus and Cairo until his return in March 1920, when he was demobilised. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.

Address:  40 Latchmere Grove, Battersea, SW11 Z1306

One story 214  is that:

"He was in a trench by himself when he turned round and saw a German Officer standing next to him with a revolver. The German was lost and could not find his way back. He ordered that he should be led back to his part of the trenches. Joe wisely did as requested, and they parted amicably."

After the war he went back to his job on the railway until he retired at the age of 65. When is daughter Lily Burgar contacted them about the lack of a gold watch for doing 50 years service they said that he had not done 50 years, because he had not been working during the years that he was in the army during World War I.

Joseph ( 'Joe' ) kept an allotment near to Brompton cemetery, where he grew vegetables.  His children would accompany him to the allotment and were always intrigued by the grave of someone called Bond who had a 4 large cannon balls arranged on the grave. When asked why they were there he would reply "To keep the bugger down".

See Tree showing the descendants of  James Bond (1834-1909)

Annie Adams was the wife of Joseph Frederick Bond.

See details of Annie Adams, her siblings and ancestors

Joseph Frederick Bond and Annie Adams had the following children:


Annie Rosina Jessie Bond


Joseph Thomas Henry Bond


Lily Bond


Hilda May Bond


Thomas Julius Bond was born on 2 September 1915 at Latchmere Grove, Battersea, probably the most isolated street in Battersea or even London. It was a single street surrounded by railway lines, entrance to the street was under a multitude of railway bridges.

He was baptized on 22 September 1915 in Battersea, London.40 The Baptism Register at Christchurch, Battersea, has the entry:

Thomas Julius, son of Joseph Frederick Bond, Railway Porter, and Annie Bond was born on the 2nd September 1915 and baptised on the 22nd September 1915.

He died on 24 March 1985 in Carpenders Park, Watford. The Civil Registration Death Certificate 17 states:

Thomas Julius Bond, Male, born 2nd September, 1915 Battersea, died at 131 Harrow Way Carpenders Park Watford, on 24th March 1985. Cause of Death- Carcinomatosis. Occupation Records Clerk, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries ( Retired) Registered by Lily Burgar, in the Registration District of Watford, Sub-district of Watford , Herts, on the 25th March 1985.

Tom was a metal polisher before he joined the army in March 1940. He was initially a gunner, but eventually a batman. After the war he worked in various government offices. He was a bachelor and had no offspring.


George James Bond was baptized on 21 July 1918 in Battersea, London.40 The Baptism Register at Christchurch, Battersea, has the entry:

George James son of Joseph Frederick Bond, Soldier, and Annie Bond of 40 Latchmere Grove, was born on the 30th June 1918 and baptised on 21st July 1918.

He died about 1923 in Battersea, London.214  when he was five years old. He was apparently a sweet looking child. His mother kept for her lifetime a lock of his light golden hair and a small watch that belonged to him.


Robert Charles Bond


William Fredrick Bond


Alfred Victor Bond

See details of Annie Adams, her siblings and ancestors


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