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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commmission headstone marking the grave of William Boot in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
26 Feb 1885
Hull Yorkshire East Riding
William was the son of William and Ann Boot (Ann Allsop Else). Both his parents were born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, William in about 1859 and Ann Allsop Else (Allsop) in 1863 (J/A/S Mansfield). They were married on 11 April 1882 (A/M/J Mansfield) at St Mary Magdalene, Sutton-in-Ashfield, and had four children of whom three survived. Three sons were recorded on the census returns: Albert Eddlestone (also Helstone) b. Sutton-in-Ashfield 20 June 1883 bap. 13 July 1883 St Mary Magdalene Sutton-in-Ashfield, William b. Hull (Sculcoates) on 26 February 1885 (A/M/J Sculcoates) bap. 15 March 1885 All Saints Sculcoates, and Herbert b. Hull (Sculcoates) 1889 (O/N/D Sculcoates) bap. 30 October 1889 All Saints Sculcoates. In 1891 William (32) a labourer at a gas works, and Ann were living at Amy Crescent, Sculcoates, Kingston-upon-Hull, with their sons William (6) and Herbert (1). Their eldest son Albert (7) was living at New Cross, Sutton-in-Ashfield, with his maternal grandfather, Sampson Allsop (65), his wife Elizabeth (46) and son Ted (20). Ann Boot died in 1893 (A/M/J Sulcoates). In 1901, the widowed William (40) a stationary engine driver, and his two sons Albert (17) a labourer at a flour mill, and Herbert (11) were living at 3 Durham Grove, Sculcoates. Also in the household was Phoebe E Marriott (39), married (John Henry Marriott), who was William's housekeeper, and her daughter Hilda (8, b. 17 March 1893, bap 9 April 1893 St Silas Sculcoates). Hilda was the only one of Phoebe's five children to have survived infancy/childhood. William's second son William (16) was living with his widowed paternal grandmother, Harriet Boot (73) and her son Charles (36) a carter for a builder, at 29 Brook Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. He was working as a bricklayer's labourer. William snr. was still living in Sculcoates in 1911 with his son Herbert (21) a tap refiner. Also in the household was the now widowed Phoebe Marriott (48), housekeeper, and also her daughter Hilda (18) whose occupation was given as domestic duties and, like her mother, described as a servant. William and Phoebe were married in 1911 (A/M/J Sculcoates). Hilda Marriott married John William Rippingale (26) at St Mary Sculcoates in 1913. Her stepfather, William Boot, was one of the witnesses. Phoebe Boot died in 1925 (O/N/D Sculcoates) and William Boot died in 1931 (A/M/J Sculcoates) aged 72. William jnr. married Miriam Martha Taylor in 1908 (A/M/J Sculcoates). Miriam was born on 24 May 1884 (A/M/J Sculcoates) and was the daughter of Mark and Catherine Taylor. In 1901 the family was living at 24 Park Grove, Sculcoates; Miriam (16) was not employed. William and Miriam's only child, Albert Holborn, was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 8 May 1908 (A/M/J Mansfield) and in 1911 the family was living at 38 Station Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. William was an engine fitter at a hosiery factory. William's widow and son returned to Hull after William's death. Miriam married Thomas William Hoggarth (b. 25 June 1895) in 1923 (O/N/D Hull) and in 1939 at the time of the England & Wales Register they were living at 836 Hessle High Road, Kingston-upon-Hull. Thomas was a haulage coke and coal dealer. Miriam died on 30 July 1943 (J/A/S Hull); she and Thomas were still living on Hessle High Road. Her husband remarried (Ada) and died on 25 December 1962. William's son Albert married Marjorie Evans (b. 22 July 1906) in 1935 (A/M/J Hull). In 1939 they were living at 11 Hamlyn Drive, Kingston-upon-Hull; Albert was a transport driver while his wife's occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Also in the household was a married couple, Ernest Evans (b. 1 January 1883), a joiner, and Lily Evans (b. 27 October 1882). Albert died on 7 January 1985 (J/F/M Beverley N. Humberside); he was still living at 11 Hamlyn Drive, Hull. Of William's siblings: Herbert has not yet been traced after the 1911 Census. Albert Eddlestone married Annie Cook in Newland on 9 June 1910 (A/M/J Sculcoates). They had two daughters, Doris Eddlestone b. 20 March 1912 (A/M/J Sculcoates) and Millicent b. 9 October 1913 (O/N/D Sculcoates) bap. 2 November 1913 St John Newland. In 1911 Albert, a stationary engineman, and Annie (27) were living at 6 Torrington Street, Newland Avenue, Sculcoates. In 1913 when their youngest daughter Millicent was baptised, they were living at 17 Roseberry Avenue, Newland. However, by 1939 Albert and Annie were living at 5 Welwyn Park Avenue, Hull; Albert was a deputy retort house foreman at a gas works. Also living with them was their married daughter Doris Pickett (m. (2) Fenton J/F/M Hull, d. 1999 registered J/F/M Beverley); she died in 1999 (J/F/M Beverley). Their youngest daughter Millicent was a certificated school teacher and living in Scarborough in 1939; she died in 1970 (A/M/J Hull). Albert died on 5 February 1963; he was still living at 5 Welwyn Park Avenue.
In 1901 he was a bricklayer's labourer but an engine fitter n 1911 and still following the same trade when he joined the Royal Navy in 1915.
05 Feb 1919
2750752 - CWGC Website
Engine Room Arificer 2Nd Class
Royal Navy
HMS Blake William joined the Royal Navy on 5 April 1915 on a 'hostilities only' engagement. He served in the following ships and shore establishments: Vivid II, 5 April 1915-2 July 1915 (Acting ERA.4); HMS Blake 3 July 1915-5 February 1919 (ERA 4 - 1 January 1916, ERA III - 13 February 1916, ERA II - 13 April 1918). His Naval record was annotated ‘NP1427/19: DD [Discharged Dead] 5 February 1919. Influenza & broncho-pneumonia onboard Hospital Ship Agadir’. William was buried in Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery.
Probate: Hoggarth [formerly Boot] Miriam Martha of 936 Hessle High-road Kingston-upon-Hull (wife of Thomas William Hoggarth) died 30 July 1943 Administration York 14 September to the said Thomas William Hoggarth haulage contractor and coal merchant. Effects £519 16s. 1d. Probate: Boot Albert Holborn of 11 Hamlyn Dv Anlaby Rd Hull N Humber died 7 January 1985 Administration with Will Leeds 5 Augusts Not exceeding £40000 Probate: Boot Albert Helstone otherwise Albert Eddlestone of 5 Welwyn Park Avenue Kingsont-upon-Hull died 5 February 1963 at Kingston General Hospital Kingston-upon-Hull Probate York 18 April to David Holland Smart retired famer and Harold pawson solicitor. Effects £2884 14s. 5d.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commmission headstone marking the grave of William Boot in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
    William Boot - Commonwealth War Graves Commmission headstone marking the grave of William Boot in Sutton in Ashfield Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings