William Chatten
(Abt 1806-)
Sarah Lockington
(Abt 1806-)
Thomas Whiting
(Abt 1801-)
(Abt 1805-)
Henry Chatten
(Abt 1826-1885)
Sarah Whiting
(Abt 1830-)
William Chatten


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1. Elizabeth Franks

William Chatten

  • Born: 1868, Millwall, London
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Franks on 26 May 1890 in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
  • Died: 1954 aged 86

bullet  General Notes:

Births Dec qtr 1868 Chatten William Stepney 1c 497

1871 census
Henry Chatten age 43 Warwickshire Birmingham Warwickshire, canal boat master
Sarah Chatten age 42 Warwickshire Birmingham Warwickshire
Henry Chatten age 12 Stratford Birmingham Warwickshire
Emma Chatten age 10 Stratford Birmingham Warwickshire
Mary Chatten age 8 Stratford Birmingham Warwickshire
John Chatten age 6 London Birmingham Warwickshire
William Chatten age 3 London Birmingham Warwickshire
Eliza Chatten age 1m Birmingham Warwickshire
1871 census rg10 3089 27 47

1881 census Canal boat birthplaces incorrect
Henry Chaten age 22 Netherend, Staffordshire Head Denham, Buckinghamshire, occ boatman
Ellen Chaten age 22 Millwall, London Wife Denham, Buckinghamshire
William Chaten age 12 Millwall, London Brother Denham, Buckinghamshire
1881 census rg11 1456 47 36

not yet found 1891 census

Marriages Jun qtr 1890 Chatten William // Franks Elizabeth Stourbridge 6c 235
26May1890 Brierley Hill
William Chatten age 21 Bachelor Boatman Mill St Henry Chatten Boatman
Elizabeth Franks age 18 Spinster - Mill St John Franks Boatman

1901 census on Canal Boat ' The William'
William Chatten age 32 Millwall, London Head Norton, Northamptonshire, occ boatman barge
Elizabeth Chatten age 32 Tipton, Staffordshire Wife Norton, Northamptonshire
Eliza Chatten age 7 Greenwich, London Daughter Norton, Northamptonshire
Sarah Chatten age 4 Old Kent Road, London Daughter Norton, Northamptonshire
William Chatten age 1 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Son Norton, Northamptonshire
1901 census rg13 1435 70 15

1911 census was completed by Head of family
1911 Census Shipping, Barge ?
Name Relationship Status Years Married age Occupation Birthplace
William Chatten Head Married ? age 40 Boat Man Coal Carrier Millwall London
Elizabeth Chatten Wife Married ? age 38 Tring
William Chatten Son age 11 Appelese Hemle Headstead
Walter Chatten Son age 2 Sowe Common Coventry
Albert Chatten Son age 1 Appelese End Hemle Headstead

Shown as having 12 children born alive 7 still living
Vessel Three brothers
Signature William Chatten
Location The Canal, Wyken Collier Basin, Foleshill , Warwickshire
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daughters Eliza age 17, Sarah age 14, Lizzie age 9 and son Henry age 8 appear on the 1911 census at the same location in the barge / vessel William (see 1901 census entry)
Their census page is signed by William Chatten, not present on the barge William.
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So think the family are on two barges working together

1921 Census Marsworth, Hertfordshire
First nameElizabeth
Last nameChatten
Census date19 June 1921
Age d19 y 11 m
Relationship to headDaughter
Marital statusSingle
Birth placeApsley, Hertfordshire
OccupationHome Duties (On Boat)
Vessel nameNot Supplied
Vessel descriptionNot Supplied
Master of vessel William Chatten
Vessel's positionNot Supplied
Vessel mooringNot Supplied
Where schedule collectedNot
Registration districtBerkhampstead
Registration district number142
Sub-district number2
Enumeration district number2

Apsley, Hertfordshire is just outside Hemel Hempstead on the canal

1939 register Household 5 People Startops End , Wing R.D., Buckinghamshire
First name Last name DOB Sex Occupation Marital status
William Chatten 08 Oct 1868 Male Canal Boatman Retired Married
Elizabeth Chatten 25 Apr 1873 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married
Ivy Pearsall 22 Dec 1931 Female At School Single
Albert Chatten 02 Feb 1910 Male Farm Labourer Heavy Work Single
Walter Chatten 28 Jul 1907 Male Cement Packer & Trader Heav Worker Single

Ivy Pearsall is grand daughter with mother Sarah Chatten

deaths Dec qtr 1954 Chatten William 86 Basford 3c 75


bullet  Documentary notes:

1. Marriage, 26 Mar 1890, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. ----------click picture to the right to view


William married Elizabeth Franks on 26 May 1890 in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire. (Elizabeth Franks was born in 1871 in Trentham, Staffordshire and died in 1953.)

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