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JESSE CLAYSON

Jesse Clayson with wife Lillian Luck and daughters Dorothy and Margie (or Lillian) who died in infancy.


5-20.    JESSE5 CLAYSON (STEPHEN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Dec 1870 in St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent. Christened 26 Feb 1871 and died 14 Feb 1947 in St Margaretís, Kent.  He married LILIAN MARGARET LUCK 23 Oct 1895 in St Stephens Church, Tonbridge, Kent, daughter of LEONARD LEVI LUCK and MARTHA MAYNARD.  She was born 31 Mar 1875 in Station Square, Tonbridge, Kent, and died 01 Mar 1948 in St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent.  NB - The family of JESSE CLAYSON were village builders, carpenters and undertakers in St Margaretís-at-Cliffe.. Jesse was originally a carrier on his own account but lost his business and worked as an employee, originally with horses and then with a lorry. On his marriage certificate, his occupation is given as Coachman and he was living in St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent. In the 1891 census, he was described as a groom. He was a quiet gentle man.   NBB- LILLIAN MARGARET LUCK: Lillian was born in Station Square, Tonbridge. At the time of her wedding, she was living at 46 Priory Road, Tonbridge. Lillian was the driving force in her marriage. She set up a tea-room in a Kentish traditional tarred clapboard house opposite Portal House during WW1 to serve soldiers. She sold sweets and cigarettes and took in summer visitors. She extended the capacity by erecting three or four wooden huts in the large back garden. Heather Margaret Hills was born in one of these huts. Lillian stayed in the tea-rooms until about 1937. In the inter war years her Grandson, John George Hills was a frequent visitor. Lillian died in St Margaretís, living with Ron and Freda Jones, in 1948.


            Children of JESSE5 CLAYSON and LILIAN LUCK are:

            i.     DOROTHY MAY6 CLAYSON, b. 28 May 1897, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; d. 20 Dec 1951, St James Hospital, Balham, London.

            ii.  MARJORIE MILLICENT6 CLAYSON, b. 22 May 1899, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; Christened 09 Jul 1899  d. 16 Oct 1902 St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent.

                iii.    LILIAN GRACE6 CLAYSON, b. Aft. 1901, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; d. 06 Mar 1902 St Margaretís- at-Cliffe, Kent.

            iv.  VIOLET MILDRED6 CLAYSON, b. 05 Feb 1903, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; d. 18 Jul 1991, Ashington, West Sussex. m. JOHN HENRY FENWICK HILLS,

                 02 Oct 1922, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Kent; b. 27 Jul 1897, Dover, Kent; d. 29 Oct 1963.

            v.     JESSE ALEC MAYNARD6 CLAYSON, b. 12 Jun 1905, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; m. GWENDOLINE MARY REED, d. 21 Aug 1971, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe,

                 Kent.

          vi.  FREDA6 CLAYSON, b. 16 Aug 1908, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent; d. 02 November 1973 Canterbury Hospital; m. RONALD JONES; b. 09 Feb 1911; d. 31

               Dec 2004.  NB Ron Jones inherited his fatherís greengrocer shop opposite the church in St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent.

         vii.  MAURICE FRANCIS VERNON6 CLAYSON, b. 1910; d. 07 Nov 1969. m. FRANCES ROSE POPAY; d. 10 Jun 1993.

 

6-48.     VIOLET MILDRED6 CLAYSON (JESSE5, STEPHEN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Feb 1903 in St. Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent, and died

             18 Jul 1991 in Ashington, West Sussex.  She married JOHN HENRY FENWICK HILLS 02 Oct 1922 in St Margaret at Cliff, Kent, son of JOHN

             HILLS and REBECCA ROBERTS.  He was born 27 Jul 1897 in Dover, Kent, and died 29 Oct 1963.

              Children of VIOLET MILDRED6 CLAYSON and JOHN HILLS are:

              i.     JOHN GEORGE7 HILLS, b. 23 Apr 1923, St Margaretís, Kent.

             ii.    HEATHER HILLS7, b. 12 Aug 1935, St Margaretís, Kent.

 

7-22.    JOHN GEORGE7 HILLS (VIOLET MILDRED6 CLAYSON, JESSE5, STEPHEN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was Born 23 Apr 1923 in St Margaretís, Kent.  He married ROSEMARY ARNOTT 18 Sep 1950 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, daughter of KENNETT ARNOTT and AMY BUSBY.  She was born 10 Feb 1925.

              Children of JOHN GEORGE7 HILLS and ROSEMARY ARNOTT are:

             i.    REBECCA8 HILLS, b. 03 Dec 1952, Hull; m. IAN SISSONS, 1974, Whitley Bay; b. 11 Mar 1952.

             ii.   JOANNA8 HILLS, b. 19 Mar 1956, Hull; m. JAMES FINDLAY REID DOWNES, 24 Jul 1976, Whitley Bay; b. 12 Aug 1954, Camlachie, Glasgow.


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