Melinda Dora Fernee1

#21219, (1890 - )
FatherEdwin James Fernee1 (1866 - 1930)
MotherFrances Evison1 (c 1865 - 1896)
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
BirthMelinda Dora Fernee was born in 1890 in Stepney, London.1,2
(with Parents) 1891 CensusShe appeared on the 1891 Census of St George the Martyr CP, London with her parents. Melinda was 10 months old and born in Stepney, London.1 
BaptismShe was baptized on 23 Sep 1897 in St Mark Hanwell, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Edwin Fernee of 7 Dover House, Russell Place, Old Kent Road. Her siblings Edwin and Elizabeth were baptised the same day. The clerk missed a lot of information in the entries, such as their mother's name and father's occupation.3 
1901 Census Siblings Edwin (12), Melinda (9), and Elizabeth (6) Fernée were workhouse children in the 1901 census. No personal information was on the census form other than name and age. In the enumerator's words, "It is absolutely impossible to give this information as the children have not any clear idea where they were born." They were in the Brentford Workhouse and you can read more about it and see pictures at this excellent site.4 
MarriageShe married Albert Arthur Jones on 28 Jun 1914 in St George the Martyr Queen Square, London.
Details from the register: Albert Arthur Jones, age 23, bachelor, bakers porter, residence 27 Devonshire Street, father HenryJones, painter;
Melinda Fernee, 23, spinster, 27 Devonshire Street, father Edward [sic] James Fernee, tailor [sic];
They were married after banns and the witnesses were [either her father or her brother] Edwin J Fernee and Alice Ada Nabb.5 
Last Edited7 Aug 2010


  1. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/345 folio 110.
  2. FreeBMD. Melinda Dora Fernee, Jun Q 1890, Mile End RD.
  3. Baptisms of St Mark Hanwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Mellinda Fernee, 1897, #1288.
  4. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/1206 folio 139.
  5. Marriages of St George the Martyr, Southwark, London. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Albert Arthur Jones & Melinda Fernee, 1914, #85.