Ernest Allfrey Senior
|Born: 1873||Died: 3 Mar 1901||Married: Mary Minnie Wells||Mother: Charlotte Nash||Father: William Allfrey||Descendant: Ernest Allfrey|
Ernest Frank Allfrey (Senior) was born in Clayton, Sussex in 1873.
In 1881 he was eight years old, and a scholar, whilst living in 36 Russell Street, Brighton, Sussex.
His birthplace, parents, and the names of 8 siblings are given by the 1881 census.
He married Mary Minnie Wells in 1893 and had many children including another Ernest.
The marriage of Ernest Frank Allfrey to Mary Ann M. Wells was registered in Oct-Nov-Dec 1893 in the district of Brighton, Sussex, Volume 2b, Page 555.
|1893. Marriage solemnized at the Register Office in the District of Brighton in the County of Brighton|
|Name and Surname.||
|Rank or Profession||Residence at the Time of Marriage||Father's Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
Fourth November 1893
|Ernest Frank Allfrey||21 years
|Bachelor||Carpenter||36 Russell Street, Brighton||William Allfrey||Builder|
|Mary Ann Minnie Wells||Spinster||Dress Maker||84 Trafalgar Steet, Brighton||Alfred Walter Wells||Grainer|
|Married in the Register Office by Certificate before me Horace B. Burfield Dept. Regr.|
|This marriage was solemnized between us||Ernest F. Allfrey||In the Presence of us||William H. Allfrey|
|Mary A. M. Wells||Sarah J. Wells|
He had the following children with Mary Wells:
- Ernest Frank Allfrey (b. 1894)
- Victor Arthur Allfrey (b. 1897, d. 3 Dec 1917, buried or commemorated at the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral)
- Cecil Nash (Billy) Allfrey (b. 1899)
- Leslie Frederick Allfrey(b. 15 May 1901, d. 1975)
Ernest Frank Allfrey died on the 3rd March 1901 at 29 Sussex Street in Brighton. He was only 27 (according to the death certificate) or 28 (according to his gravestone) and had suffered Lobar Pneumonia for four days. He was still a carpenter, and his brother W.H.Allfrey (of 6 Milton Place, Brighton) was present. The death was certified by P.Stanhope Eves M.D. (London).
He was buried at Brighton and Preston Cemetery.
The right hand side of the family gravestone reads:
Ernest Frank Allfrey 3 March 1901 Aged 28
Charles Edward Allfrey 13 Aug 1954 Aged 76 And His Wife Emily Alice Ethel 26 Apr 1972 Aged 80
The left hand side reads:
William Allfrey 25 Sep 1907 Aged 63 His Wife Charlotte Sarah Allfrey 23 June 1918 Aged 77
BMD: Ernest Frank Allfrey, registered birth: 1873, Apr-May-Jun, District: Cuckfield,Sussex, Vol:2b Page:139 BMD: Ernest Frank Allfrey, Mary Ann M Wells, registered marriage: 1893, Oct-Nov-Dec, District: Brighton,Sussex, Vol:2b Page:555