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Husband: Charles Robert Defew
Born: 1887 in Deptford, London 1,2 (see note 1) Census: 1891 in 69 Shere Road, Deptford, London (see note 2) Census: 1901 in HMS Exmouth, Grays, Essex (see note 3) Died: 1961 in London 3 (see note 4) Occupation: 1901 Sailor boy in training 4 Father: James Albert Defew (1851 - 1899) Mother: Martha Ashenden (1848 - 1897)
Wife: Agnes German Married: 1918 in London 2 (see note 5)
Born: 8 Sep 1891 5 Died: 1980 in London 3 (see note 6) Father: Mother:
1 F Agnes M Defew | Born: 1919 London 2 sp. William A Clark |Married: 1941 London 2 | Died: | Buried
2 F Private | Born: sp. Albert P Harrod |Married: Born: Died: | Died: | Buried
Sources: (1) . (2) . (3) . (4) . (5) . Event Notes Note (1) Sep 1887 Greenwich 1d 996 Note (2) Age 4, born Deptford, with family Note (3) RG13/1661 f180 : Charles Deffew, age 12, born Greenwich. Sailor boy in training on HMS Exmouth, Grays, Essex. HMS Exmouth was loaned by the Admiralty for use as a training ship for poor boys in 1876. The cadets were often from families that had been placed in workhouses, having fallen on hard times. The first Exmouth, built in 1840, saw more than 30 years service in the Navy. She had accommodation for 750 boys and staff, who were usually former members of the Royal Navy. The ship was run along naval lines with regular inspections. But by 1903, Exmouth was felt to be too old for service and she was replaced by a new, purpose-built vessel. This ship remained in service until the outbreak of war in 1939. The boys were moved inland, while the Exmouth was taken over by the Admiralty for use as a depot ship. (from http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConNar rative.149/chapterId/3085/Training-ships-on-the-River-Thames.html ) Note (4) Sep 1961 Greenwich 5c 498 age 74 Note (5) Mar 1918 Greenwich 1d 1846 Note (6) Sep 1980 Greenwich 12 1088 born 8 Sep 1891 For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated 18 May 2020 Name Index