Descendants of Edmund Bond (about 1700- 1769)
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Lily Bond (1911-2001) - daughter of 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)
Lily daughter of Joseph Frederick Bond, Railway Porter, and Annie Bond of 19 Livingstone Road, was born on the 5th May 1911 and baptised on 31st May 1911.
Lil died in June 2001, soon after her 90th birthday. Civil Registration of Death reference is 2001 Jun, Register Number B51D,District Number 5361B, Page 176. Age 90. Born 5/5/1911. - in Watford, Herts.16
She spent much of her childhood living with Granny Adams ( Ellen Rosina Adams ). As a result she learnt much about the merits of sweeping, cleaning and washing, which seems to have been one of Granny Adams delights in life. After being a domestic servant in many households she eventually married William (Bill) Burgar in 1935.
Lily Bond and William George Francis Burgar were married on 21 April 1935 in Battersea, London.40 The Marriage Register at Christchurch, Battersea, has the entry:
William George Francis Burgar, 23, bachelor, French Polisher, and Lily Bond,
23, Spinster, both of 40 Latchmere Grove were married on 21st April 1935.
Soon after, they moved to Harrow where they purchased a house. This was rather revolutionary, since they had moved away from the family and in the eyes of many put a noose round their necks in the form of a mortgage.
Later they moved to Hayes, Middlesex, where they owned a hardware shop. They had two boys, William (the author of this story) and Reginald Burgar.
One of her proudest possessions was a birthday card from Bill before they were married. It was the only one she ever received, so it really was special.
See Birthday Card
Lily and William seem to have had a lifelong love of each other. After Bill's death in 1988 she wrote in her diary:
My Darling Husband
Cremated 25/4/1988 at Garston Crematorium
I will always love you Dear till the day I die. I treasure our wonderful years together. You were so kind to me , I will miss you my Bill but will treasure all our happy times together. God bless you, you are now at peace. All my love, Lil
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