Alice Emma Stranack was my maternal grandmother. Her parents were William Wood Stranack (Appendix H) and Alice Rumney who married on 11 November 1900 at St Peters, Bethnal Green. 

I have only been able to trace Alice's ancestry back to her grandparents, but the little that is known, is detailed below: 

William Rumney and Abigail Cox

Later censuses suggest that William Rumney was born around 1819 in Hatfield. His wife Abigail was born in the same year in Ayott St Lawrence

At the time of the 1851 census, William and Abigail were living at Halls Gard, Park Street, Hatfield. William was a 32 year old farm labourer. They had four children: 

  • Francis William Rumney. Baptised 27 February 1842 in Hatfield
  • George Rumney. Baptised 25 February 1844 in Hatfield (Reg Gen March Qtr 1844 Hatfield 6 538). Died 1860 in Hatfield. 
  • Thomas Rumney. Born 1846 in Hatfield
  • Abraham Rumney. Baptised 25 March 1849 in Hatfield (Reg Gen March Qtr 1849 Hatfield 6 572).

By 1861 the family were living at Right of Way Cottages, St Albans Road, Hatfield. William, aged 42 is a woodman. His wife Abigail, aged 44, is a straw plait maker. Their sons Thomas, aged 15 and Abraham, aged 12 are both agricultural labourers. Three further children had been born:

  • Caroline Rumney. Baptised 26 October 1851 in Hatfield (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1851 Hatfield 6 506)
  • Ann Rumney. Born 1854 in Hatfield (Reg Gen March Qtr 1854 Hatfield 3a 242)
  • Amos Rumney. Born 1859 in Hatfield (Reg Gen June Qtr June 1859 3a 268)

In 1871 William and Abigail were living at Hertford Lodges, Hatfield. William, aged 53 is still described as a woodman. The only child remaining at home was Ann who was 17 years old. 

William Rumney died in 1877 aged 58 years old (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1877 Hatfield 3a 213)

In 1881 Abigail is recorded as a 66 year old straw plaiter, born St Lawrence Ayott living at Hertford Lodge, Hatfield with her son Amos, aged 22, agricultural labourer.

In 1891 Abigail Rumney is living at Frogmore Alms House, Hatfield. Aged 74 she is described as "living on her own means" but she is nursing Sarah Compton, an 80 year old widow who is shown as head of the household

Almshouses were charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest. Alms are, in the Christian tradition, monies or services donated to support the poor and indigent.

The first recorded Almshouse was founded in York by King Atheistic, and the oldest still in existence is the Hospital of St. Oswald in Worcester, dating to circa 990. In physical form, and owing in part to the antiquity of their formation, Almshouses were often ancient buildings comprising multiple small terraced houses or apartments, and providing accommodation for small numbers of residents; some 2,600 Almshouses continue to be operated in the United Kingdom providing 30,000 dwellings for 36,000 people.

In 1901 Abigail Rumney is still living at Frogmore Almshouses, but is now head of the household. She is described as an 82 year old almswoman. Living with her is her daughter Ann Bower, a 46 year old widow, and her granddaughter, also called Ann Bower aged 10.

Abigail Rumney died in 1912 in St Albans. 

Our line continues through Thomas Rumney and his life is detailed below, but first a little is known about his surviving sibling's, Emma Rumney's aunts and uncles. 

  • Francis William Rumney and Amelia Fowler

Francis William Rumney was baptised on 27 February 1842 in Hatfield, the son of William Rumney and Abigail. 

Francis married Amelia Fowler on 17 April 1870 at Frogmore. Amelia Fowler had been baptised on 27 May 1849 at St Peter's St Albans, the daughter of Joseph Fowler and Amelia (see below). 

Amelia had already given birth to a daughter Amelia Fowler who had been born on 5 April 1869 and baptised on 30 May 1869. It is not clear whether Amelia was Francis's daughter, but in the 1881 she is listed as Amelia Rumney

In 1881 the family were living at Park Lane, St Albans where 39 year old Francis was an agricultural labourer.  

William Francis Rumney may have died in 1885 in Orsett, Essex. 

Amelia Rumney remarried on 17 September 1887 at Frogmore, Herts. Her second husband was James Eustice Eason. It appears that he had been married previously with two possibly three children from previous relationships. In 1891 they were living at Watford Road, St Stephens, St Albans where 43 year old James was an agricultural labourer. It is possible that they had a child of their own Jesse Eason who was born in 1886. In 1901 they were living at Baileys Cottage, St Stephens and of their children, only Jesse remained at home. In 1911 they were living at 4 Colney Cottages, Colney Street, Nr St Albans. James, aged 63 is now described as a roadman for Herts County Council. James E Eason died in 1936 in St Albans. 

  • Abraham Rumney

Abraham Rumney was baptised on 25 March 1849 in Hatfield, the son of William Rumney and Abigail. 

In 1881 Abraham, aged 32, a general labourer was boarding with James Hudd and his wife at 27 Hurstway Street, Kensington. 

Abraham Rumney may have died in 1890 in Saddleworth, West Yorkshire. 

  • Caroline Wareham nee Rumney. 

Caroline Rumney was baptised on 26 October 1851 in Hatfield, the daughter of William Rumney and Abigail. 

In 1871 Caroline, now aged 20 was a kitchen maid at Bush Hall, Hatfield, home of Arthur Clay, aged 20, a barrister not in practice, his 22 year old wife and 10 month old son.

Caroline married William Turner Wareham in 1877. 

In 1881 they were living with William's parents, Thomas Wareham, a 68 year old dairyman labourer and his wife Jane at Butcherly Green, Hertford. Her husband, William was a 32 year old bricklayer. 

In 1891 they were living at the public House, Hornsmill Road, Brickendon, where William, aged 32 is described as a bricklayer and publican. They had seven children: 

  • William Amos Wareham. Baptised 10 March 1878 at Hertford
  • Francis Thomas Wareham. Baptised 27 July 1879 at Hertford
  • Alfred John Wareham. Baptised 26 May 1881 at Hertford
  • Thomas George Wareham. Born 28 July 1883. Baptised 9 August 1883 at Hertford
  • John Wareham. Baptised 10 April 1887 at Hertford. 
  • Ruth Hannah Wareham. Baptised 10 April 1887 at Hertford
  • Annie Jane Wareham. Baptised 7 June 1889 at Hertford 

In 1901 they were living at the Beerhouse, 7 Hemsmall Cottages, Hertford. A further two children had been born

  • Louisa Wareham. Baptised 22 July 1891 at Hertford
  • Robert Charles Wareham.  Born 1893 in Hertford

William is a 53 year old bricklayer, his sons Thomas, aged 18 and John, aged 16 are bricklayers labourers. 

In 1911 they are living at 7 Horns Road, Hertford where 62 year old William remains a bricklayers labourer. Son Alfred, aged 29 is a bricklayers labourer, John, aged 25, is a builders bricklayer and Robert, aged 17 is a bricklayers labourer. Daughters Annie and Louisa also remained at home. 

Caroline Wareham died in 1929 in Hertford. 

William Turner Wareham of 1 Hillside Terrace, Horns Mill, Hertford died on 28 December 1935. Probate was granted to Robert Charles Wareham, bricklayer. 

William and Caroline's son William Amos Wareham married Maria Annie Bulley on 12 November 1898 in Little Amwell, Hertfordshire. In 1901 William and Maria were living at 227, St Johns Road, Walthamstow where 23 year old William was a bricklayer. In 1911 they were living at 1 Lynton Cottages, Manor Road, Tottenham. They had nine children: 

  • Lilly Wareham. Born 1899 in Walthamstow. 
  • Frederick William Wareham. Born 1900 in Walthamstow. 
  • Arthur Robert Wareham. Born 1902 in West Ham. Arthur married Annie Woolhouse in 1929 in Lambeth. They had two daughters. Annie Wareham died in 1978. Arthur Robert Wareham of 50 Hurst Lane, East Molesley, Surrey died on 14 September 1981. 
  • Albert Edward Wareham. Born 11 January 1903 at West Ham. Baptised 4 June 1905 in All Hallows, Tottenham.  Died in 1974 in Lambeth. 
  • Gladys May Wareham. Baptised 4 June 1905  at All Hallows, Tottenham. 
  • Sidney Wareham. Born 1906 in Tottenham. 
  • Dorothy Ruth Wareham. Born 1910 in Edmonton.
  • Harold Wareham. Born 25 June 1916 in Lambeth
  • Kenneth C Wareham. Born 1922 in Lambeth. Died 1928 in Wandsworth

His brother, Thomas, a 28 year old bricklayer was living with them. In 1915 William Amos Wareham enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery for the duration of the First World War. He was a 38 year old bricklayer living at 23 Beacondale Road, Upper Norwood. Maria Annie Bulley died in 1922 in Croydon. William remarried in 1923. His second wife was Ellen Eaton. William Amos Wareham died in 1948 in Wandsworth.  

William and Caroline's son Francis Thomas Wareham married Ada Matthews on 26 July 1903 at Sawston, Cambridgeshire. Nothing more is known about them. 

William and Caroline's son Alfred John Wareham married Annie Eliza Fitkin in 1912. They had a daughter Annie May Wareham who was born on 20 December 1912 in Hertford. Annie E Wareham died in 1951 in Hertford.  Alfred John Wareham died in 1956 in Hertford. Their daughter Annie married Alfred Charles George Taylor in 1935 in Ware, Hertfordshire. They had two children. Alfred Charles George Taylor died in 1965 in Ware, Hertfordshire. Annie May Taylor died in 1992 in Hertford.  

William and Caroline's son Thomas George Wareham enlisted in the Royal Navy. His first date of service was 20 May 1902 and his last date on 28 August 1902, all his service being on Pembroke II. In 1911 Thomas was living with his brother William Amos Wareham and his wife, Maria Anna at 1 Lynton Cottages, Manor Road, Tottenham. Thomas G Wareham died in 1932 in Hertford. 

William and Caroline's son John Wareham died on 17 February 1917 and was buried at Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France. 

In 1911 William and Caroline's daughter Ruth Hannah Wareham was a 25 year old cook working for and living with James R B Oldham, a 42 year old wine merchant and his family at Martindale, Littleheath, Potters Bar. 

William and Caroline's daughter Annie Jane Wareham married Frederick R Matthews in 1919. Annie F Matthews died in 1968 in Canterbury. 

Nothing more is known about William and Caroline's daughter Louisa Wareham

William and Caroline daughter Robert Charles Wareham married Florence Emily Brown in June 1922 in Hertford. It seems that Florence already had a child Florence May Brown who had been born on 23 September 1913 in Thaxted.  Robert and Florence had four children: 

  • William Charles Wareham. Born 1923. Died 31 October 1943 in Ware, Hertfordshire. 
  • Evelyn Elsie May Wareham. Born 16 June 1925. Died March 1927 in Ware, Hertfordshire
  • Audrey Betty M Wareham. Born 1927. Married Joseph R A Lumsden in 1947. Died 1995 in Western Australia. 
  • Dolly Wareham.  Died 2002 in Western Australia. 

Robert Charles Wareham of 1 Hillside Terrace, Horns Mill, Hertford died on 25 June 1961. Probate was granted to Florence Emily Wareham, widow. 

  • Ann Bowen nee Rumney 

Ann Rumney was born in 1854 in Hatfield, the daughter of William Rumney and Abigail. 

By 1901, Ann had been married and widowed. Ann Bowen, aged 46 was living with her widowed mother Abigail Rumney at Frogmore Almshouses. Her daughter, also called Annie Bowen,  aged 10, born St Stephens, Herts. 

No more is known about Ann. In 1911 her daughter Annie may have an inmate at the House of Mercy, Gt Maplestead, Halstead, Essex.  

  • Amos Rumney and Sarah Fowler

Amos Rumney was born in 1859 in Hatfield the son of William Rumney and Abigail. 

In 1871, Amos, aged 11 was staying with his brother Thomas and his wife Emma at 45 Bloomfield Road, Plumstead. 

In 1881, a 22 year old agricultural labourer, he was back living with his widowed mother at Park Street, St Albans

Amos Rumney married Sarah Fowler on 20 October 1886 at Frogmore (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1886 Hatfield 3a 707). 

Sarah had been baptised on 30 March 1851 at St Peter, St Albans. She was the daughter of Joseph Fowler and Amelia and the sister of Amelia Fowler who married Amos's brother Francis William Rumney (see above). In 1871 and 1881 Sarah was living with her widowed mother Amelia and in 1881 Lizzy Fowler aged 5 appears on the census return. Although described as Amelia's daughter, it appears likely that this is Sarah's daughter Elizabeth Fowler who had been born 1874. 

In 1891 Amos, a 32 year old agricultural labourer was living with his 41 year old wife at Mill Lane, Hatfield. Sarah's daughter Elizabeth remained living with her grandmother although her mother had now married. Amos and Sarah had two children:

  • Frank Thomas Rumney. Born 14 July 1888. Baptised 2 September 1888 at Frogmore. Died 1888
  • Joseph Rumney. Born 30 May 1892. Baptised 12 June 1892 at Frogmore. 

By 1901 Amos is living at Bury Dell Lane, Hatfield with wife Sarah, their son Joseph, aged 8. Sarah's daughter Elizabeth had married Thomas French, but by 1901 Elizabeth French was a 27 year old widow, a washerwoman and was living with her mother and step father at Bury Dell Lane. 

In 1911 Amos and Sarah were still at Bury Dell Lane, where 50 year old Amos was an agricultural labourer. Sarah, aged 60 is described as being on "house duties" at home and Joseph, now 19 is a domestic gardener. 

Sarah Rumney died in 1924. Amos Rumney died in 1925

Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer

Thomas Rumney was born in approx. 1846 at Hatfield, the son of William Rumney and Abigail Cox.

By 1861 Thomas was 15 years old and already an agricultural labourer. He was living with his parents and siblings at 'Right of Way' Cottages, St Albans Road, Hatfield, now aged 15, he was an agricultural labourer.

On 18 September 1870 Thomas Rumney married Emma Palmer at Woolwich Parish Church, Kent. Thomas is described as of full age, a bachelor, labourer of 1 Charles Street, son of William Rumney, labourer. Emma Palmer is described as minor (under 21) a spinster of 1 Charles Street, son of Thomas Palmer, labourer. Both Thomas and Emma signed the register. The witnesses were Thomas Palmer and Alice Pool (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1870 Woolwich 1d 1127).

In 1871 Thomas and Emma are living at 45 Bloomsfield Road, Plumstead, London

  • Thomas Rumney, head, aged 25, drayman, born Hatfield , Herts
  • Emma Rumney, wife, aged 20 born Lynton, Kent
  • Amos Rumney, brother, aged 11, scholar, born Hatfield, Herts

By 1881 the family were living at 70 Quilter Street, Bethnal Green. Thomas, aged 35 remained a drayman. They had four children:

  • Eleanor Rumney. Baptised 28 April 1872 at Plumstead St Margaret,
  • William Thomas Romney. Born 1874 in Plumstead
  • Alice Rumney. Born 1876 in Hackney. 
  • George Rumney. Born 1879 in London. 

At this time there were two households living at 70 Quilter Street, the other being William Lincoln, cigar maker, his wife Phoebe and son William.

Thomas and Emma's son, George Rumney, aged 2, died later that same year (Reg Gen June Qtr 1881 Bethnal Green 1c 130)

The family were still at 70 Quilter Street in 1891. Thomas, aged 45 remained a drayman, his daughter Eleanor, aged 19 was a milliner, his son William, aged 16 was a van lad, and daughter Alice, aged 14 was a tea packer. Three further children had been born: 

  • Ada Rumney. Born 21 June 1881 in Bethnal Green
  • Frank S Rumney. Born 1883 in Bethnal Green
  • Horace Hales Rumney. Born 18 January 1889 in Bethnal Green. 

At this time they were sharing the house with Thomas Clarkson, general dealer, his wife Marion and their daughter Marion, but remained two separate households.

In 1901 the family were still at Quilter Street, Bethnal Green, but were now the only family occupying the premises. Thomas Rumney (pictured above), aged 55, was a brewers drayman, son William, aged 26, was a wharf foreman, Ada, aged 19, was a drapers assistant and Frank, aged 17, was a life attendant. Two more children had been born:  

  • Ethel Florence Rumney. Born 21 June 1891 at Bethnal Green
  • Charles Cyril Rumney. Born 6 September 1893 in Bethnal Green

Also at the address were two boarders, Thomas Broadway, aged 50, a bookbinder, born Postingford, Suffolk and Henry Bosham, aged 22, brewers drayman, born Hoxton, London. 

In 1911 Emma Rumney is listed as "head of household" at 6 Almack Road,  Lower Clapton. It is not clear where Thomas was at that time. Their son Horace, aged 22 was a school teacher, their daughter Ethel was an assistant milliner. Also listed is 14 year old granddaughter Amy Couch (see below) and daughter Alice, now Alice Stranack, and her daughter Alice Emma Stranack (see below).   

Emma Rumney died in 1923 in Saffron Waldron. Thomas Rumney died in 1936

Our line continues through Alice Rumney and her life is detailed below. 

A little is known about their remaining children:  

  • Eleanor Couch nee Rumney 

Eleanor Rumney was baptised on 28 April 1872 at Plumstead, the daughter of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer.  

Eleanor married Charles Ewart Couch on 3 May 1896 at St Peters, Bethnal Green. Charles was an "oculist", the son of Frederick couch, deceased a hotel manager. (Reg Gen June Qtr 1896 Bethnal Green 1c 468

In 1901 Charles and Eleanor were living at Wellington Place, Bethnal Green Charles, aged 32 was a carver.  They had a 4 year old daughter Amy Winifred Crouch who had been born on 4 February 1897 and was baptised on 7 March 1897 at St Peters, Bethnal Green. 

Charles Ewart Couch died in 1903 in Lambeth. 

On 15 September 1908, Amy Winifred Couch was admitted to Dalston County School in Hackney. 

I can find no trace of Eleanor in the 1911 census, but her 14 year old daughter Amy was staying with her grandmother, Emma Rumney at 6 Almack Road, Lower Clapton 

Amy's record card shows that she attended what presumably became Kingsland School until 29 July 1914. On 10 November 1913 Mr Adams (uncle) is appointed her guardian because her mother had died. In January 1914 she is made a sub prefect.  

Amy W Couch died in 1921 in Croydon, Surrey, aged 24 years old. 

  • William Thomas Rumney and Matilda Julia Prince 

William Thomas Rumney was born in 1874, the daughter of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer. 

In 1901 William was living with his parents at Quilter Street, Bethnal Green, aged 26, he was a wharf foreman. 

William Thomas Rumney married Matilda Julia Prince on 8 June 1901 at St Jude, Bethnal Green. William was a 27 year old foreman, son of Thomas Rumney, drayman. Matilda was 22 years old, a cigar maker, the daughter of Thomas Prince, hackney car maker. 

In 1903 William is on the electoral register at 88 Canrobert Street, Bethnal Green. The property was described as "two rooms first floor, unfurnished 6s per week" 

They had nine children:

  • William Thomas Rumney. Born 2 October 1901. Baptised 27 October 1901 at St Jude, Bethnal Green. 
  • Leonard Albert Rumney. Born 2 May 1903. Baptised 31 May 1903 at All Saints, Clapton Park.
  • Elsie Matilda Rumney. Born 26 April 1905. Baptised 18 May 1905 at All Saints, Clapton Park.
  • Ethel Rumney. Born 1911 in Enfield
  • Edith Ada Rumney. Born 25 May 1912 in Enfield. 
  • Ellen Violet Rumney. Born 30 September 1914 in Edmonton
  • Albert Verdun Rumney. Born 20 September 1916 in Stamford Hill
  • Frank Berkeley Rumney. Born 28 January 1925 in Enfield. 

In 1911 the family were living at 64, Percival Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, where 36 year old William was a wharf foreman. Phyliss Bowtell, aged 9 months is also listed and described as an adopted daughter. 

William and Matilda's daughter Ethel Rumney died in 1914 in Edmonton, aged just 3 years.   

William Thomas Rumney of Fotheringham Road, Enfield died on 11 July 1948 at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield. Administration was granted to Matilda Julia Rumney, widow. 

Matilda Julia Rumney died in 1968 in Enfield 

William and Matilda's son William Thomas Rumney is believed to have died in 1966.

 William and Matilda's son Leonard Albert Rumney married Ivy Florence Wright in 1929 in Edmonton. They had a daughter Jean Marion Rumney who was born in 1932. In 1933 the family were living at 30 Falmer Road, enfield. Leonard Albert Rumney died in 1983 in Grantham. Ivy Florence Rumney of 50 Main Road, Long Bennington, Lincs died on 24 March 1989. Their daughter Jean Marion Rumney married John W Mellish in 1954. Jean Marion Mellish died in 2004 in the Isle of Wight. 

William and Matilda's daughter Elsie Matilda Rumney married Frank Frederick Nash in 1930 in Edmonton In 1936 they were living at 40 Cecil Avenue, Enfield. Frank Frederick Nash of 40 Cecil Avenue, Enfield died on 28 January 1964 at German Hospital, Hackney. Administration was granted to his wife Elsie. Elsie Matilda Rumney died in 1990 in Enfield.  

William and Matilda's daughter Edith Ada Rumney is believed to have died in 1992 in Torbay, Devon. 

 Albert Verdun Rumney married Betty E Bates in 1947 in Newton Abbott. Albert Verdun Rumney died in 1989 in Torbay. 

William and Matilda's daughter Ellen Violet Rumney died in 1998 in Torbay, Devon.  

Finally William and Matilda's son Frank Berkeley Rumney married Joan L Saggs in 1950 in Barnet. Frank Berkeley Rumney died in 1997 in Bishops Stortford, Herts. 

  • Ada Green nee Rumney

Ada Rumney was born on 21 June 1881 in Bethnal Green, the daughter of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer. 

Ada married Cecil Berkeley Green on 6 November 1902 in Bethnal Green. 

They had five children:

  • Leonard Berkeley Green. Born 18 June 1903 at Islington
  • Hilda Violet Green. Born 2 August 1905 in Hackney
  • Cyril Charles Green. Born 25 February 1909 in Southwark
  • William John Green. Born 30 October 1912 in West Ham
  • Bernard Cecil Green. Born 16 November 1917 at Enfield. 

In 1911 the family were living at 151 Carson Road, Plaistow, where 31 year old Cecil was a hosier (gents) salesman. 

In 1915 the family were living at 11 Leconfield Road, Stoke Newington when Cecil enlisted for the duration of the 1st World War.  

Cecil and Ada's son Leonard Berkeley Green died in 1918, aged 15 years old  

Cecil and Ada's son Bernard Cecil Green died in 1921, aged 4 years. 

Ada Green died in 1965 in Edmonton.  Cecil Berkeley Green died on 17 January 1967 in Enfield. 

Cecil and Ada's daughter Hilda Violet Green married Ernest George Petley. Ernest George Petley died in 1999 in Norwich. Hilda Violet Petley died in 2000 in North Walsham, Norfolk. 

Cecil and Ada's son Cyril Charles Green married Ellen O'Leary in 1932 in Edmonton. Cyril Charles Green died in 1994. 

Cecil and Ada's son William John Green married Phyllis Joan Lewis on 9 September 1952 in Edmonton. Phyllis Joan Lewis died in 1976 in the New Forest. William John Green died in 1998 in Middlesex. 

  • Frank S Rumney 

Frank S Rumney was born in 1883 in Bethnal Green, the son of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer. 

In 1901 Frank was a 17 year old lift attendent living with his parents at 70 Quilter Street, Bethnal Green. 

Nothing more is known about Frank.  

  • Horace Hales Rumney and Emily Louisa Whitmee

Horace Rumney was born on 18 January 1889 in Bethnal Green, the son of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer. 

Horace married Emily Louisa Whitmee on 21 December 1912 at St. Andrew, Hoxton. Horace was a 23 year old assistant teacher, the son of Thomas Rumney, drayman. Emily Louisa Whitmee, aged 24, the daughter of Joseph Henry Whitmee, blacksmith. 

Horace and Emily had three children:

  • Gladys Rumney. Born 13 May 1914
  • Herbert V Rumney. Born 1917 in Hackney. Died 1918 in Saffron Walden
  • Arthur William Rumney. Born 3 November 1919 in Hackney.

Horace Hales Rumney was a rifleman in the Kings Regiment Rifle Corps between 1916 and 1919. He spent 6 months in France and 17 months in Salonica. 

In 1919 the family were living at 6 Southgate Grove, Hackney

In 1929 the family were living at 68, Lordsmead Road, Tottenham North. 

Emily Louisa Rumney of Halimoire, Southery Road, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk died on 14 April 1977. Horace Hales Rumney of Halimoire, Southery Road, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk died on 2 January 1978.  

Horace and Emily's daughter is believed to have died in 1975.

Horace and Emily's son Arthur William Rumney married Elsie Seeley in 1942. Arthur William Rumney of 7 Clovelly Gardens, Enfield died on 11 November 1988. Elsie Rumney of & Clovelly Gardens, Bush Hill Park, Enfield died on 11 March 1989

  • Ethel Florence Adams nee Rumney 

Ethel Florence Rumney was born on 14 March 1891 and baptised on 21 June 1891 at Bethnal Green, the daughter of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer.

In 1911 she was a 20 year old milliners assistant living with her widowed mother at Almack Road, Lower Clapton. 

Ethel married William George Adams in 1933 in Croydon. William had been married previously and had two children. 

William George Adams of 170 Frant Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey died on 28 July 1934. Probate was granted to Ethel Florence Adams, widow. 

  • Charles Cyril Rumney

Finally Charles Cyril Rumney was born on 6 September 1893 in Bethnal Green, the son of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer.

In 1911 Charles Cyril Rumney was boarding at 271 Caledonian Road, Islington. Aged 27 he is described as a "pawnbrokers assistant". He is living with five others of similar age and similarly described. 

In 1914 Charles Cyril Rumney of 64 Percival Road, Bush Hill Park, enlisted in the 24th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (The Queen's). 

Charles Cyril Rumney died in 1977 in Wandsworth.  

Alice Stranack nee Rumney 

Alice Rumney was born in 1876, the daughter of Thomas Rumney and Emma Palmer. 

Alice Rumney married William Wood Stranack, a 32 year old clerk son of Jeremiah Stranack, clerk at St Peters Church, Bethnal Green (Appendix H). 

At the time of the 1901 census the family were living at 100 Brunswick Road, Bromley. The entry reads

  • William Stranack, head, aged 33, clerk, born Margate, Kent
  • Alice Stranack, wife, aged 24, born Hackney, London
  • Elizabeth Elsie Stranack, aged 1 month, born London Popular

Elizabeth Elsie Stranack was born on 20 February 1901 and baptised on 30 March 1901 at St Peters, Bethnal Green.

William and Alice's second daughter, Alice Emma Stranack born on 27 May 1904 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1904 Luton 3b 390). At the time of Alice's birth they were living at 69 Adelaide Street, Luton, Beds. William describes himself as a commercial traveller.

Alice Stranack died on 12 January 1912 aged 35 years old. at 6 Almack Road, Clapton (Reg Gen March Qtr 1912 Hackney 1b 500). The cause of death is given as turberculosis. The informant was H H Rumney, her brother (presumably Horace) who was present at death.

Elizabeth Elsie Stranack married Thomas Frederick Hurford in 1921 in Croydon. Further detail of their lives are at Appendix H

Alice Emma Stranack married William Douglas Veness on 9 March 1929 at Ninfield Parish Church. (Reg Gen March Qtr 1929 Hailsham 2b 181). Their lives are detailed at Chapter 13

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