Albert Driscoll1

#21258, (1890 - 1940)
FatherSylvester Driscoll1 (c 1857 - bt 1906 - 1911)
MotherEmily Fernee1 (1865 - 1946)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart

Child of Albert Driscoll and Ruth Hudd

  • Albert James Driscoll7 (1914 - 1918)

Children of Albert Driscoll and Sarah Hudd

  • Peter John Driscoll7 (1928 - 2005)
  • Kenneth George Driscoll7 (1929 - 1999)
  • Leslie Sylvester Driscoll7 (1931 - 1996)
  • Doreen Ruth Driscoll7 (1933 - 2011)
BirthAlbert Driscoll was born on 20 Apr 1890 in St Pancras, London.1,2
 
BaptismHe was baptized on 11 May 1890 in St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, London. He was the son of Sylvester, a coal porter, & Emily Driscoll of 20 Peckwater Street.2 
(with Parents) 1891 CensusAlbert appeared on the 1891 Census of St Pancras, London with his parents. He was one month old and born in Pancras.3 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusHe appeared on the 1901 Census of St Pancras, London with his parents. Albert was 10 and born in St Pancras.1 
MilitaryHe joined the Army in 1908, serving in the Royal Horse Artillery. His grandson Sandy Driscoll has provided a lovely write-up of Albert's service at the following site: http://horsetalk.co.nz/2012/08/07/museum-tells-story-real-life-albert-warhorses/#axzz2m5PvL2Bt  
1911 CensusAlbert Driscoll appeared on the 1911 Census of Christchurch, Hampshire, at Christchurch Barracks, Barrack Road. He was a Driver, age 22, single, born in Kentish Town, Middlesex, and serving in "C" Battery, Royal Home Artillery.4 
MarriageHe married Ruth Hudd on 7 Jun 1914 in St Gregory the Great, Canterbury.
Details from the registration: Albert Driscoll, 24, bachelor, Driver R.H.A., residence The Barracks Canterbury, father Sylvester Driscoll, deceased, sailor;
Ruth Hudd, 19, spinster, 12 Northgate Street Canterbury, father James Hudd, deceased, horse-keeper;
They were married in the parish church after banns and the witnesses were John Nesbitt and Sarah Scott.5 
(Widowed) DeathHis wife Ruth died on 24 Nov 1918 of the Spanish flu.6,7 
MarriageAlbert Driscoll married Sarah Hudd on 19 Jun 1927 in St Gregory the Great.
Details from the registration: Albert Driscoll, 37, widower, Staff Farrier Sergt Royal Artillery, residence Woolwich, father William Sylvester Driscoll, deceased, mariner;
Sarah Hudd, 29, spinster, 5 Artillery Gardens Canterbury, father William James Hudd, deceased, horsekeeper;
They were married in the parish church after banns and the witnesses were G B Hudd, J D Nesbitt, and H Erford?8 
Death Albert's sons were evacuated during World War II but, sadly, he was killed. The entry in the Civilian Deaths Record is as follows: "Driscoll, Albert, age 50; of 41 Avondale House, Old Kent Road. Husband of Sarah Driscoll. Injured 10 October 1940, at Avondale House; died same day at South-Eastern Hospital."7,9 
Last Edited29 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/151 folio 34.
  2. Baptisms of St John the Baptist Church, Kentish Town, London. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Albert Driscoll, 1890, #1343.
  3. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/139 folio 165.
  4. 1911 Census for England & Wales, RD 95 SD Christchurch ED 20-21 Piece 5829.
  5. Marriages of St Gregory-the-Great, Canterbury. Image viewed at Findmypast.com, Albert Driscoll & Ruth Hudd, 1914, #61.
  6. FreeBMD. Ruth Driscoll, age 23, Dec Q 1918, Canterbury RD.
  7. E-mails from Nyree Kilgour to J Kolthammer.
  8. Marriages of St Gregory-the-Great, Canterbury. Image viewed at Findmypast.com, Albert Driscoll & Sarah Hudd, 1927, #33.
  9. Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Civilian War Dead in the United Kingdom, 1939-1945, 7 volumes (London: Peter Singlehurst, 1954-1957). Viewed at Ancestry.com.