Descendants of George Patterson (about 1800-?)
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Emma Patterson (1855-1935) - daughter of William Paine Patterson (1820- 1905) - son of George Patterson (? - ?)
She was born on 4 April 1855 at Iron Works, Cowpen, in Tynemouth, Northumberland.8,17 Civil Registration of Births reference is Jun 1855, Vol 10b, p 161 - in Tynemouth, Northumberland16 The Civil Registration of Birth Certificate states:
Girl, born 4th April 1855, daughter of William Patterson, Railway Engineer,
and Jane Patterson, Late Wardroper,, formerly Collins, of Iron Works, Cowpen,
Emma is recorded with her father and step-mother in the 1861 Census in Worcester, Worcestershire11 and the 1871 Census in Chelsea, Middlesex.12 In the 1881 Census Emma is a servant in Battersea, London.13
In 1881 she married James Bond in Battersea.
James Bond, 42,
Widower, Labourer of 126 Bridge Road West married Emma Patterson, 27,
Spinster, of 128 Bridge Road West on the 21st August 1881 in the Parish Church
at St Mary, Battersea.
The Forsdicks were neighbours of Emma in the 1881 Census.
The children of the marriage to James Bond are detailed on James Bond's page.
She appears with her husband and family In the 1891 Census and 1901 Census returns.
In the 1901 Census she is listed as a charwoman. It is possible that she had to work in order to support the family. Many male members of the family suffered from Ataxia, a form of brain degeneration that sets in at about 60 years of age. This disease results in the progressive loss of speech and physical co-ordination. It is known that James Bond had to be carried up to bed in his later years, so it likely that like his sons and grandsons he suffered from this degeneration.221
The 1911 Poll book for Battersea shows that she was still resident at 7 Orville Road, Battersea.. However, as a woman she was not entitled to vote. (Ref Polling District 8, No V - Church Ward, Division 3, Battersea)
Sometime after the death of James Richard Bond, Emma lived in Verona Street and then Speke Road with her two daughters Edie and Jesse and son Jim, who was a bachelor. She and Jim always lived on the top floor. Edie and Jesse apparently continuously interchanged flats. One week Jesse would be on the first floor and the next she would be in the Area flat. Emma was very deaf in old age but went to meetings on the other side of railway line to Latchmere Grove.
Emma died Cerebral Thrombosis on 13 August 1935 in Battersea, London.17
The Civil Registration Death Certificate states:
She was buried in August 1935.169
The register at Streatham Park Cemetery has
Again, the location of the grave is a grassed area with no tombstones, since person having common graves would generally not be able to afford such luxuries.
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