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Emma Patterson (1855-1935) - daughter of William Paine Patterson (1820- 1905) - son of George Patterson (? - ?)

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Emma Patterson is a direct ancestor (grandmother) of Bill Burgar, the author of this work..

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:

Emma Patterson, Girl, born 4th April 1855, daughter of William Patterson, Railway Engineer, and Jane Patterson, Late Wardroper,, formerly Collins, of Iron Works, Cowpen, Northumberland.
The birth was registered in the Registration District Tynemouth, Sub District Blyth, Northumberland by Jane Patterson, mother on 16th May 1855.

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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

See 1861 to 1881 Census returns.

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.
Fathers were: James Bond, Labourer and William Patterson, Engine Driver.
James and Emma signed with an X. Signed by the witnesses H. Forsdick and E. Forsdick.

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.

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She appears with her husband and family In the 1891 Census and 1901 Census returns.

See 1891 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:

Emma Bond, Female 80 years, died on 13 August 1935 at 369 Fulham Road, Middx of Cerebal Thrombosis. Registered by Edith Nutley, daughter, in attendance of 55 Speke Road, SW11. In the Registration District of Chelsea, Sub-district of Chelsea Middx on the 13th August 1935. Emma Bond of 55 Speke Road, Widow of James Richard Bond Railwayman.

She was buried in August 1935.169 The register at Streatham Park Cemetery has

Emma Bond, aged 80 years, of 55 Speke Road, Battersea, buried on ? August 1935 in a common grave , Grave Number 17837, Square 6A.

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.

Emma Patterson and James Bond were married on 21 August 1881 in St Mary, Battersea.16,88

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