Alice Spanton 1912-1948

Alice SPANTON is my great grandmother. She was born on 09 March 1912 at 126 Brook Street (Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary), Kennington, Surrey1. She is the daughter of Charles SPANTON and Mary Ann Eliza MORRIS.

When and Where BornNameSexName and Surname of FatherName, Surname and Maiden Name of MotherOccupation of FatherInformantWhen Registered
09 March 1912. 126 Brook StreetAliceGirlCharles SPANTONMary SPANTON formerly MORRISGeneral labourer of 24 St Albans Buildings, China Walk, LambethM SPANTON. Mother. 126 Brook Street, Kennington21 March 1912


Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER married Alice SPANTON on 14 August 1939 at the Register Office, Maidstone, Kent2. Alice and Bert were both living at 2 Kingsmans Yard, Upper Stone Street, Maidstone. They had a child together (my grandmother) before they were married.

When MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
14 August 1939Albert Frederick FLISHER30BachelorFarm labourer2 Kingsmans Yard, Upper Stone Street, MaidstoneGeorge FLISHERFarm labourer
Alice SPANTON27Spinster2 Kingsmans Yard, Upper Stone Street, MaidstoneCharles SPANTON (deceased)Builder’s labourer
Witnesses: G J ROFFE and Mary HARRIS

1939 Register

In 1939, Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER and Alice SPANTON (FLISHER) were living at Castlemaine Farm, Horsmonden, Kent3. They were working as land workers and hop pickers. Bert’s mother Alice DURRANT (FLISHER) was also there working as a hop picker along with Bert’s sisters Dinah and Ellen FLISHER. The 3 closed records are Bert and Alice’s 3 eldest children, who are still living.

Surnames and Other NamesM or FDate of BirthS M W or DPersonal Occupation
Alice FLISHERF09 March 1912MHoppicker
Albert F FLISHERM10 July 1909MLand worker
Closed record
Closed record
Closed record


Alice SPANTON (FLISHER) died on 29 October 19484 at 2 Scotsford Hill, Mayfield, Sussex at the age of 37 after a long illness (tuberculosis).

When and Where DiedName and SurnameSexAgeOccupationCause of DeathInformantWhen Registered
29 October 1948. 2 Scotsford Hill, MayfieldAlice FLISHERFemale37Wife of Albert Frederick FLISHER a farm labourer1a. Pulmonary tuberculosis with terminal haemorrhageA F FLISHER. Widower of deceased. 2 Scotsford Hill, Mayfield01 November 1948

Family Members:

Husband:Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER 1909-1995
Father:Charles SPANTON 1866-1925
Mother:Mary Ann Eliza MORRIS 1870-1950

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  1. Births (CR) England. Kennington, Surrey. 09 March 1912. SPANTON, Alice. Entry No. 162.
  2. Marriages (CR) England. Maidstone, Kent. 14 August 1939. FLISHER, Albert Frederick and SPANTON, Alice. Entry no. 127.
  3. 1939 Register. England & Wales. Tonbridge, Kent. FLISHER, Albert. 29 September 1939. DJYJ 50/3. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. : accessed 07 September 2020.
  4. Deaths (CR) England. Mayfield, Sussex. 29 October 1948. FLISHER, Alice. Entry No. 89.


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