arrow arrow arrow arrow
Thomas EARNSHAW
(1841-1899)
Elizabeth BRIGGS
(1843-1871)
Job LINDLEY
(1844-1922)
Hannah HORSFALL
(1848-1882)
Heman EARNSHAW
(1867-1945)
Janey LINDLEY
(1868-1927)

Verdi Lindley EARNSHAW
(1892-1953)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Florence Lavinia GIBSON

2. Eva Kathleen BURTON

Verdi Lindley EARNSHAW

  • Born: 15 Apr 1892, Elland, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
  • Baptised: 15 May 1892, Luddenden, Nr Halifax, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Florence Lavinia GIBSON on 25 Dec 1914 in Plaistow, West Ham, London, England
  • Marriage (2): Eva Kathleen BURTON
  • Died: 3 Dec 1953, Twickenham, Middlesex, England aged 61
  • Crem.: 9 Dec 1953, Woking, Surrey, England

bullet   Another name for Verdi was Verda Lindley EARNSHAW.

picture

bullet  General Notes:

Initially his birth was registered as VERDA LINDLEY EARNSHAW, Girl. on 21st April 1892 (Jun 1892 Halifax 9a 445). This was corrected in "No 57 Col 2" to VERDI and "Col 3" to Boy on 10th May 1919, following a statutory declaration by his parents. (Verdi Lindley registration is Jun 1892 Halifax 9a 444a) - See birth certificate issued 19th May 1919

Baptism at Halifax Chapelry of Luddenden, 1892, page 300, entry 2394
May 15, Verda Lindley*, Heman & Janie, Earnshaw, Elland, Canal Agent, born Apr 15 1892
in side margin
* "Verdi" W G Barham vicar April 6th 1919

Marriage certificate entry 391 at The Parish Church, Plaistow on 25th December 1914 (Christmas Day!!) - just over 6 months before Dad was born! - GRO reference West Ham Dec qtr 1914 vol 4a p263.

Death certificate number 485 sub district Twickenham. District Middlesex South
Verdi L Earnshaw Middlesex S 5f p25 aged 61 - cause heart attack.

He was cremated at Woking on 9th December 1953 - date provided by the crematorium

Witnesses at Wedding were "George Edward Earnshaw" (brother) as well as Ernest Gibson and Rhoda Gibson (brother and sister of his bride)

1901 Census (on online census sites they are listed under Hernshaw)
RG13/1585 Fo 173 P 36
11 Denmark Street, West Ham, Essex (Hudson's Ward)
Homan Hernshaw, Head, M, 33, General Laborer, Luddenden Yorks
Jane do, Wife, M, 32, , Luddenden Yorks
Verdi Lin'y do, Son, S, 8, , Elland Yorks
George Ed'd do, Son, S, 5, Elland Yorks
Florrie do, Daught, S, 1, , Plaistow Essex
- at the same address, different household, was Sarah Ann Bailey

1911 census (indexed as Herman)
RG14PN9466 RG78PN507B RD188 SD3 ED56 SN124
25 Springfield Road, Canning Town, West Ham, Essex (3 rooms)
Heman Earnshaw, Head, 43, Married, Whark Clerk, Yorks Midgley
Janey Earnshaw, Wife, 42, Married, , Yorks Midgley
Verdi Lindley Earnshaw, Son, 18, Single, Machine Minder (Printers), Yorks Elland
George Edward Earnshaw, Son, 15, Single, Telephone Operator, Yorks Elland
Florrie Earnshaw, Daughter, 11, Single, , Essex Plaistow
Edith Earnshaw, Daughter, 4 months, Single, , Essex West Ham
Thomas Earnshaw, Son, 5, , , Essex West Ham
- against Janey it states - married 20 years, 6 children born alive, 5 living, 1 dead
- another household at same address (also 3 rooms) was occupied by Albert Marmon and his children
- no infirmities shown in the final column of the form

Electoral Role 1926 (on ancestry.co.uk)
Twickenham, South Ward
4 Heath Gardens
HO HO Earnshaw Florence Lavinia
R O Earnshaw Verdi Lindley
- HO Qualification through husband's occupation
- R Residential qualification (man), O Occupational qualification

Electoral Role 1927 & 1928 (on ancestry.co.uk)
Twickenham, South Ward
4 Heath Gardens
HO HO Earnshaw Florence Lavinia
R O Earnshaw Verdi Lindley
O O Gibson Jessie
- HO Qualification through husband's occupation
- R Residential qualification (man), O Occupational qualification

Electoral Role 1929 - 1935 (on ancestry.co.uk)
Twickenham, South Ward
4 Heath Gardens
Rw Dw Earnshaw Florence Lavinia
R O Earnshaw Verdi Lindley
Rw Ow Gibson Jessie
- Rw residential qualification (woman), Dw Qualification through husband's occupation
- R Residential qualification (man), O Occupational qualification
- Ow Occupational qualification (woman)

Electoral Role 1936 (on ancestry.co.uk)
Twickenham, South Ward
4 Heath Gardens
R O Earnshaw Verdi Lindley
Rw Ow Gibson Jessie
- Rw residential qualification (woman), Dw Qualification through husband's occupation
- R Residential qualification (man), O Occupational qualification
- Ow Occupational qualification (woman)

Electoral Role 1938 (on ancestry.co.uk)
Twickenham, Whitton Ward
18 Cypress Avenue
R O Earnshaw Verdi Lindley
R - Earnshaw Walter Ernest
Rw - Lipple Annie Maria
- Presume Annie was the housekeeper

National Register 1939
Ref: RG101/0936A/013/30 Letter Code: BUEJ
18 Cypress Avenue, Twickenham M.B., Middlesex, England
F?Di L, Earnshaw, dob 15 April 1892, sex male, occ Printer (Overseer Machinist), marital status Widowed, schedule 171
Eva K, Davies, 19 Jan 1899, sex female, occ Housekeeper (paid), marital staus Widowed, schedule 171

Probate Calendar 1954
Earnshaw Verdi Lindley of 18 Cypress avenue Whitton Middlesex died 3 December 1953 Administration (with will) London 8 February to Walter Ernest Earnshaw compositor and Eva Kathleen Davies widow. Effects 2404 14s 9d

In his will he left 200, his gold watch and chain and two rings (his mother's engagement and wedding rings) to son Walter. To grandson Jack he left 50 to be invested until 21 years old. Everything else was left to Mrs Eva Kathleen Davies - "in appreciation of her great devotion and sacrifices during my many illnesses. I can never repay her courage and many kindnesses bestowed upon me. God bless her". If she had not survived him by 6 months then the estate would have been divided equally between Walter and Jack. Probate was granted 24 April 1954

Medal Card from World War 1 (in WO/372/6 at TNA) - obtained from documents online
Earnshaw, V L.
Corps - 7 Lond R (number 780945) Rank Private - this is the 7th City of London Regiment
- Lab C (number 646452) - this is the Labour Corps at Nottingham
Victory Medal LC/101/2260 page 26457
British Medal as above
SWB List LC/2428 - this is the Silver War Badge given to those invalided out
- the card is now also online at www.ancestry.co.uk
From notes on medals :
Allied Victory Medal (Victory Medal) was awarded for service in any operational theater between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was issued to individuals who received the 1914 and 1914-15 Stars and to most individuals who were issued the British War Medal. The medal was also awarded for service in Russia (1919-1920) and post-war mine clearance in the North Sea (1918-1919).

British War Medal was awarded to both servicemen and civilians that either served in a theater of war, or rendered service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was also awarded for service in Russia, and post-war mine clearance in the Baltic, the Black Sea, and the Caspian Sea between 1919 and 1920.

Silver War Badge (SWB) was awarded to servicemen who became ill or were wounded while serving in a theater of war or at home

1/7th (City of London) Battalion
August 1914 : at Finsbury Square. Record same as 1/6th Bn.
2 February 1918 : transferred to 174th Brigade in 58th (2/1st London) Division, absorbed the disbanded 2/7th Bn and renamed 7th Bn.
1/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles)
August 1914 : at Farringdon Road. Part of 2nd London Brigade, 1st London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Bisley, going on in September to Crowborough.
5 November 1914 : moved to Watford and transferred to 4th London Brigade in 2nd London Division.
18 March 1915 : landed at Le Havre.
11 May 1915 : formation renamed 140th Brigade in 47th (2nd London) Division.
31 January 1918 : transferred to 174th Brigade in 58th (2/1st London) Division, absorbed the disbanded 2/6th Bn and renamed 6th Bn.

Looked in WO364 for Army pensions regarding his invaliding out. (on microfilm)
Nothing found

Looked in WO329 for details of the Silver War Badge (original document)
WO329/3191 includes list LC2428
646452 Pte Earnshaw V L discharged from ACLC ex London
Number of badge and certificate - B14350
enlistment date 7.9.14
discharge date 19.9.18
Age on discharge 26
Reason for discharge - Wound para. 392 xvi(a)(i)
Whether served overseas - Yes 117077
Issued at Nottingham 26 Sep 1918

WO363 (images from Ancestry.co.uk) - Original data: War Office: Soldiers' Documents, First World War 'Burnt Documents' (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363); Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

Name: Verdi Lindley Earnshaw
Residence : 43 Tweedmouth Road, Plaistow
Regiment Name: (City of London) Battn The London Regt
Regiment Number: 2327
Document Year: 1914
Number of Images: 20
Joined (attested) the Territorial Army on 7 Sep 1914
Attached to batallion on 2 July 1915 and awarded Good Conduct Badge 7 Sep 1916
Transferred 1 Jan 1917 and posted 16 Oct 1917
Discharged as no longer fit on 19 Sep 1918. Disability GSW Head due to A.S (not permanent)
Appears to have travelled to France (Havre) from Southampton in 2 March 1918 and been wounded in action on 16 April 1918 and been brought back to England on 24 April
He was awarded a pension of 27/6 (1.37) per week from the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 16 Oct 1918
- GSW Head = Gun shot wound to the head. A.S. ?Active service?

Trade Union Membership (on Findmypast)
Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society
Trade: Printers
Annual Report/List of Members
Members Elected in 1918
Oct 30th, Earnshaw V L, Age 26, Ent. Fee 5/-, Proposer Spencer H A, Seconder Dobie A

ditto, Contributions 1918, Page 44
3171, Earnshaw V L, 6/-

ditto, Contributions 1919, page 49
3171, Earnshaw V L, 79/-


After his wife's death he had a "live-in housekeeper" (Mrs Eva Kathleen Davies, a widow - see the will above). After his death she moved to Hastings (138 Marina, St Leonards, later 16 Wellington Square and finally 95A All Saints Street TN34 3BE) to be near her sister and husband (Mr & Mrs Satchell who lived at 14 Wellington Square.). Mrs Davies died in 1988

bullet  Birth Notes:

Birth Registered 21/4/1892 - entry 57. Initially as girl VERDA. Corrected on 10/5/1919 to VERDI, Boy

bullet  Burial Notes:

Woking crematorium. Listed under 7th July (with wife)

picture

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service: Enlisted, 7 Sep 1914, London, England.

Occupation: Printer, 25 Dec 1914, Plaistow, West Ham, London, England. Marriage Certificate

Occupation: Private (7th City of London Reg) #2327, 23 Aug 1915, Plaistow, West Ham, London, England.

Military Discharge: Discharged due to wound, 19 Sep 1918, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Discharged from the Labour Corp at Nottingham, after service with the 7th City of London Regiment. Saw service overseas - details unknown

Military Award: Silver War Badge, 26 Sep 1918, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Occupation: Printer's Machine Manager, 24 Sep 1920, Plaistow, West Ham, London, England.

Occupation, 16 Jul 1938. Printer Overseer

Occupation: Technical Clerk HM Stationery Office, 3 Dec 1953, Twickenham, Middlesex, England.


picture

Verdi married Florence Lavinia GIBSON, daughter of Walter GIBSON and Fanny Agnes POTTER, on 25 Dec 1914 in Plaistow, West Ham, London, England. (Florence Lavinia GIBSON was born on 21 Aug 1893 in West Ham, Essex, England, died on 7 Jul 1936 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England and was cremated on 11 Jul 1936 in Woking, Surrey, England.)


picture

Verdi next had a relationship with Eva Kathleen BURTON, daughter of Andrew Henry BURTON and Annie. (Eva Kathleen BURTON was born on 19 Jan 1898 in Wandsworth, London, England and died about 9 Sep 1988 in Hastings, Sussex, England.)


picture


Home | Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List