Fredolph WINDEATT's children
WARNING: The information that follows is only partial because of the 100-year rule and consists of information provided by descendants or which is already publicly available on the web via Documents Online or other sources.
Fredolph & Hetty | ____________________________|________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | Arthur A Louis V. Hilda B. Adelina Viola Frederick C. Isabel S Charles A. L dsp L ? L dsp L
1. Arthur Allen (1897-1986)
Arthur 's birth was registered in the St. Saviour's Register Office district in the March quarter of 1897 [1d 181]. St. Saviour's church (now Southwark Cathedral) is on the south bank of the Thames (see link to an old picture of the church). AcArthur married and had children and there are living descendants. According one of his descendants, Phil Windeatt, George WINDEATT, Corelli's son, played the violin at Arthur's wedding in 1922.
The family must have lived on or near the South Bank for a few years before moving back to Kingston upon Thames (where they were by the time of the 1901 census). Phil's father recalls that it was somewhere near Waterloo and that Arthur remembered the Thames flooding the South Bank.
They remember Arthur as being artistic and loving to sketch and paint, often from memory. He served in the Great War (1914-18) and it may be possible to research his army career further. His medal card details are recorded as follows:
Description Medal card of Windeatt, Arthur A. Corps: Royal Field Artillery; Regiment No:87541; Rank: Driver; Date 1914-1920; Catalogue reference WO 372/22; Dept: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War Piece Wilson F - Zzdey S Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection and may be purchased fro £3.50. Image Reference: 19354 / 3188. Source: Documents Online.
Descendants believe that Arthur and his brother Louis (see below) also played occasionally in the band of their more famous uncle Corelli WINDEATT. Arthur played the trumpet and/or drums. And both brothers were in the Royal Artillery (based in Woolwich Arsenal) during the First World War. Arthur revisited the area just before he died in 1986.
Below is a transcript of the record of Arthur Alan WINDEATT's baptism which was kindly sent by a fellow researcher:
Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Michael's of All Angles in the County of London
|When Baptized||Child's Christian Name||Parents' Names||Abode||Quality, Trade or Profession||By whom was the Ceremony performed|
|September 19, 1897||Arthur Allan son of||Christian||Surnames||51 Corrance Road, Brixton||Violinist||Henry P DENNIS, Vicar
Francis Herbert WRIGHT
I am told that the church is in Ladbroke Grove, Kensington and Corrance Street is by Clapham Common.
According to information received he died in October 1986, in Kingston upon Thames.
2. Louis Vernon (?1898-1918)
Born in the March quarter of 1898 [Kingston, 2a 352], Louis Vernon WINDEATT served in the Great WAR and died some months before its end in 1918. A descendant of Charles Alexander Windeatt, Louis’ brother, writes:
Louis Vernon Windeatt was serving in the Royal Fusiliers and he had been in the army since 1915, serving in the Dardanelles and the Western Front. He was killed when the barracks he was in was shelled heavily on the afternoon of the 3rd of May 1918 at Vendin lez Bethune. The Battalion records for his unit state that on the morning of the 3rd of May 1918 the billets were heavily shelled and that 4 other ranks were killed and 24 wounded, so I assume that Louis was one of the 4. He lies buried at the Sandpits British Cemetery in Fouquereuil, Pas de Calais.
From an article in the Surrey Comet on May 25th 1918.
L. Cor Windeatt Killed
L. Cor Lewis Vernon Windeatt, Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on the Western Front on May 3, at the age of 20. He was the second son of Mr. And Mrs. F. A. Windeatt, 17, Glenville Road, and nephew of Mr. Corelli Windeatt. Joining the army in January, 1915, deceased proceeded to the Dardanelles in the following July, but subsequently was sent to the Western Front where he had been serving for about two years. He was home on leave at Easter. An old boy of St. Paul’s School, he was studying music with the object of making it a profession and had exhibited marked ability. An elder son of Mr. And Mrs. Windeatt is serving as a driver in the R.F.A.
Louis Vernon Windeatt’s medal card details are recorded under the mistranscribed name of WINDCATT as follows:
Description Medal card of WINDCATT, Louis V. Corps: Royal Fusiliers; Regiment No:16460; Rank: Private; Date 1914-1920 Catalogue reference: WO 372/22; Dept: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War Piece Wilson F - Zzdey S Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection and may be purchased fro £3.50. Image Reference: 19344 / 3186. Source: Documents Online
- Link to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission record of his death and memorial. Curiously the war graves site gives his rank as "Lance Corporal" while the Medal Card gives it as "Private".
Louis Vernon's name is on the First World War Memorial in Kingston upon Thames town centre and St Paul's Church in Park Road, Kingston (information received).
3. Hilda Beatrice (1903-1933)
Hilda's date of birth is believed to be 15th July and the birth was registered in the Wandsworth district [September 1903, 1d 803] (so we can assume that the family must have moved from Kingston to London about this time. Hilda married and had a family.
4. Adelina Viola (Violet) (1905-2005)
Violet's birth was registered in the March quarter of 1905 [Wandsworth 1d 729], date of birth is believed to be 16th January Violet married.
5. Frederick Corelli (?1906-?1990)
Frederick is believed to have been born on 7th January 1906 and the birth was registered in Kingston upon Thames [March quarter, Kingston, 2a 444] so perhaps the family had moved back to Kingston. Frederick married and had a family.
6. Isabel Selma (1908-1908)
Isabel Selma's birth was registered in the Croydon District in the June quarter of 1908 [Croydon, 2a 418] and she was named after two of her maternal aunts (see link to KING family information) but sadly she died at just three weeks old [Croydon, September quarter, 2a, 183]
7. Charles Alexander (?1913-?)
Charles is believed to have been born on 23rd October, 1913 and the birth was registered in the Kingston upond Thames district in the December quarter [Kingston 2a 836]. He was called after his paternal grandfather 'Old boy Windeatt' and a maternal uncle. Charles married and had children. A descendant writes:
My Grandfather Charles was an artist and sign writer after the second world war and was one of many children of Frederick and Henrietta Windeatt of Kingston upon Thames.
There are living descendants of Alf and Henrietta. Please make contact via the Message Board if can contribute any more information about this family or if you can correct any of the information.