Frederick Charles Ford (my great grandfather)

1861 born, on September 9th
1863 baptised at St Ann's on April 5th
1871 census, as Charles F. Ford, 9 years old, living at Radipole
1881 census, as Frederick C. Ford, 19 years old, Farmer's son
1883 as Frederick Charles Ford married Mary Jane Hann on December 4th. Charles' occupation is given as Farmer.
1891 census, as Frederick C. Ford, 29 years old, Market Gardener living in Weymouth Road (Radipole Lane?) next to Field Barn Cottage
1901 census, as Charles Ford, 39 years old, living at Manor Farm as a Dairyman "on his own account"
1908 as Frederick Charles Ford, gave occupation as Farmer on daughter Mabel's marriage certificate.
1911 census, as Charles Ford, 49 years old, living at Causeway Farm with his mother Esther, wife Mary and three children Harold, Percy and Mildred. Occupation given as a Dairy Farmer "Employer"
1911 listed in the Kelly's Directory as a farmer at Causeway Farm
1914 as Charles Ford, stated occupation as farmer on Percy's first marriage certificate.
1915 listed in the Kelly's Directory as a farmer at Causeway Farm
1921 census, as FC Ford, living with Mary at Myrtle Cottage as a Gardener "on own account"
1930 Mary dies on April 22nd, buried at St Anns Radipole.
1933 as Frederick Charles Ford, occupation given as farmer on Percy's second marriage certificate
1939 as Frederick C. Ford listed in the 1939 Register as Retired, living on his own at Hill Top, Coldharbour, Chickerell.
1951 died on January 6th, buried at St Anns Radipole. Address given as 2 Corner Cottages, Radipole in his will.


his children
Harold Charles (married Emily), died 1972
Mabel Constance
Mildred Jane (witnessed Percy's wedding in 1914)
Percy George - my Grandfather
Ethel Ruby born early 1886 and died October 1886. Buried in St Ann's.

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Headstone of Mary Ford (Mary Hann)

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Frederick Charles Ford in 1915
Frederick Charles Ford (centre) in 1915, stood behind his wife Mary and his daughter-in-law Frances (my grandmother). Frances is holding her first child Elsie. On Frederick's right is his eldest daughter Mabel and her husband Cecil (Summers). Their son Charles is sat on the chair in front of them. On Frederick's left is his son Percy (my grandfather) and his youngest child Mildred.


Manor Farm in 1920
Manor Farm in the 1920's, about 20 years after George had moved to Causeway Farm.


Headstone of Mary Ford (Mary Hann)
Headstone of Frederick Chsrles Ford
Charles' headstone at St Ann's (click for larger image)