Henry Alexander CONSTABLE

Male 1836 - 1883


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  • Name  Henry Alexander CONSTABLE  [1
    Born  18 Sep 1836  Patcham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Feb 1883  The River Thames, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I0019  WillIam CONSTABLE
    Last Modified  13 Sep 2006 

    Father  Henry CONSTABLE,   b. 14 Oct 1810, Lindfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1870, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Isabella PENFOLD,   b. 20 Aug 1816, Patcham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1888, 41 Upper Hamilton Road, Preston,Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Aug 1835  Patcham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0458  Group Sheet

    Family  Jessie LAWRENCE,   b. 3 Apr 1839, Stepney, Ratcliff, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1918, Constance Road Institution, Camberwell,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Aug 1858  Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    >1. Harry CONSTABLE,   b. 5 Sep 1859, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1909, Southampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Lawrence CONSTABLE,   b. 15 Apr 1862, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1938, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Jessie CONSTABLE,   b. 1867, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1948, 33 Charleood Road, Wandsworth, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Horace CONSTABLE,   b. 12 Jul 1869, 7 Ingrave Road, Wandsworth Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1950, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Arthur CONSTABLE,   b. Abt 1871, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1933, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Maude CONSTABLE,   b. 18 Jan 1877, Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1950, Leatherhead, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Alice CONSTABLE,   b. 20 Dec 1879, Wandsworth, Battersea, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1960, 79 "The Manor" Drive, Malden, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F0005  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Henry Alexander Constable was the only child of Isabelle and Henry Constable.
      They were living in Brighton when Henry was a born, but he was baptized in the parish church in Patcham, Sussex, England.
      In the 1851 census the family was living at 22, Queens Gardens, Brighton. Herny was a 14 year old apprentice confectioner.

      Henry A. married Jessie Lawrance in the St. Nicholas Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex after banns in 1858. It appears that he changed his trade from confectioner to carpenter.
      Jessie was from Stepney, Ratcliff, London and her father , John Lawrence, was a turner.
      Jessie and Henry probably met because of Henry being in a similar trade as her father.
      and this could be how Henry met a girl from London.

      In the 1861, census they were living at 42, Red Cross Street, Brighton with Heny's parents and a one year old son. Henry's occupation is still a carpenter. They had 2 sons, Harry ( Henry) and John while living in Brighton, Sussex. By 1865, they were living in Middlesex and Jessie, their first daughter was born in Chelsea. I am assuming they were living near Jessie's parents, Mary and John Lawrance of Marylebone, Middlesex, England.

      It was Victorian times in London and the city was growing and developing. The skills of carpenters were in demand. The family continued to grow and they continued to move. They moved south across the Thames to Wandsworth and Battersea, Surrey. Horace, Arthur, Maud and Alice were born in Surrey. 20 years from the birth of Harry in September 1859 to the eighth child, Alice, born in December 1879.

      Henry Constable died 21 Feb. 1883 in the River Thames, Battersea suicide by drowning and unsound mind. A corners inquest was held 24 Feb. 1883 and the death was registered 28 Feb 1883.

      1851 Census:
      22 Queens Gardens, PRO ref, HO107/1645 folio 745
      Henry Constable,h,m,40 Professed Cook, Lindfield
      Isabella Constable,w,m,34,Patcham
      Henry A.Constable,s,14,Confectioners Apprentice,Brighton
      Philadelphia Penfold, aunt,u,20,Dress Maker, Patcham
      John A Stevenson,lodger,u,23,Shoe Shopman,London, MDX

  • Sources 
    1. [S34722] Birth Record.Patcham, Sussex, England.

    2. [S34714] Death cert.

    3. [S34726] Mariiage on file.