Uglow Family HistoryUglows in Surrey
Surrey is a county to the south and west of London.
'...bounded N. by the Thames, which separates it from Bucks and Middlesex, E. by Kent, S. by Sussex, W. by Hants, and NW. by Berks; greatest length, N. and S., 26 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 40 miles; area, 485,129 acres, population 1,436,899. The County is traversed from E. to W. by the North Downs range, from which the surface slopes gently down towards the Thames on the N., while on the S. it descends into an extensive flat plain (partly also in the counties of Kent and Sussex) called the Weald.' (Transcribed from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887)
A modern hot-spot for Uglows, as there are six listed by the telephone book. The family came from Launceston by East London...
Family 1: Harold and Eleanor Maria Cowdery
In 1881 he is with his parents in Hornsey. In 1901 he marries (aka Sarah?) Eleanor Maria Cowdery who was born 1875 in Crondall, Hampshire. They marry in Farnham. They are living in Sandy Pit Lane in Aldershot at the time of the census and Harold is working as a coachman.
Later that year, he founded a fruiterers business at Union Street, Aldershot. Later still he turned part of the premises over to sausages and cooked meat. He dies in Surrey in 1946
Family 2: Henry Philip and Miriam Steele
Henry Philip 1905 was born in Aldershot. He was the son of Harold and Sarah Eleanor and the grandson of Henry French Ridgman Cory and Harriet. He was a wholesale fruit and veg merchant, supplying Aldershot barracks - the business was wound up in 1967. He marries Miriam Steele in Farnham in 1931. Miriam was born in 1909 and died in Surrey in 1962. Henry Philip died in Surrey in 1975.
Family 3: Henry Maurice and Kathleen Annie McConnell
Henry Maurice H 1903 was born in Farnham. He was the son of Harold and Sarah and the grandson of Henry French Ridgman Cory and Harriet. In 1930 he marries Kathleen Annie McConnell from Tipperary in Ireland. They marry in Farnham. They lived in Aldershot and, among other enterprises, he was a bookmaker at 110 High St. To judge from the pages of the London Gazette, bookmaking was not always profitable. That didn't stop overseas trips, including one to Canada in 1947 - Kathleen and her sons Barry and Nicholas return on the SS Empress of Canada to Liverpool on 23rd August 1947. The family are living at Burlington House, Cargate Grove, Aldershot at that time. Kathleen dies in 1968 at Hove and Henry in 1985 in Surrey.
Henry Maurice was a very colourful character working in wholesale fruit and veg. He, his father (Harold Uglow) and brothers carried on the family tradition until the end of the war and supplied Aldershot barracks with most of their food supplies, owned a couple of betting shops and even a few horses who ran in the Grand National! (from Henry's granddaughter)
Family 4 : George Underhay and Emma Marie Hill
George Underhay 1862 is the son of Richard and Susan Underhay and the grandson of Philip and Ann Peacock. He was born in Denbury, near Newton Abbot in Devon but came east. He was a labourer in Denbury when he decided to enlist - he joined the Coldstream Guards on 12th October 1880 and was to serve for 10 years. In the 1881 census, he was a private at Caterham Barracks. He served mainly at home but took part in the Egyptian Campaigns in 1882 and 1885, getting the Egyptian War Medal (with two clasps) and the Khedive's Bronze Star.
In 1890 he married Emma Marie (1872-1929) and they lived in Spital, in Windsor. In 1901, they are living at 17 Love Lane, Windsor where George is a beer retailer. In 1905, they are in Springfield Rd, Windsor and George has asked for some help from the Guards Employment Society - Emma is described as an energetic laundress and George is seeking a caretaker's job.
George joins the Territorials [4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, later Royal Defence Corps] in the First World War but after 2 years is discharged as no longer fit for war service through chronic bronchitis. His occupation is still given as labourer. He died in the same year as Emma, 1929. Their children were born in Windsor:
Sidney was a butcher in Chertsey in Surrey. His birth is a bit of a mystery. He is born around 1871 but first turns up as a Uglow on the census in 1901 and 1911. This suggests that he might be illegitimate or that he was a stepson after his mother was widowed?
The 1910 census says that he was born in Kennington, South London but in 1911 it states he was born in Stoke Newington in London. This latter seems more likely as he is married in 1900 in the Stoke Newington district. This is to Philadelphia Wallis who is the daughter of a greengrocer in Chatham, wher she appears on the 1881 census. By 1891, she is in service in Walton on Thames in Surrey. Presumably Sidney starts work as a butcher there and meets Phyllis - as she's known in the 1911 census.
By 1911, Sidney is an employer, running a butcher's shop in Terrace Road, Walton. This continues until the 1950s - his shop is listed in the GPO phone directory. Despite the longevity of the business, further information has proved hard to come by. Phyllis dies in 1956 and Sidney in 1963, both in Walton.