Joseph William Cary Groome 1907-1953

Joseph William Cary GROOME is my great grandfather. He is the son of Samuel Thompson GROOME and Frances Adeline Matilda CARY. He was born on 12 August 1907 at 56 William Street, Waterford, Ireland1.

Date and Place of BirthNameSexName and Dwelling Place of FatherName and Dwelling Place of MotherRank or Profession of FatherInformantWhen Registered
12 August 1907
56 William Street
Joseph William CaryMSamuel Thompson GROOME
56 William Street
Frances Adeline Matilda GROOME formerly CARYVeterinary SurgeonAdeline GROOME, Mother
56 William Street
20 September 1907

1911 Census

In 1911, Joseph William Cary GROOME was living at home with his parents at Parnell Street, Waterford, Ireland2. His father Samuel was a veterinary inspector. In this year, Joseph was 2 years old and was the youngest of the family’s 6 children (there were a total of 7 children after the birth of his youngest sister Nesta GROOME in 1914).

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadReligious ProfessionEductionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationParticulars as to MarriageWhere Born
Samuel T GROOMEHeadChurch of IrelandRead & write45Vet[erinar]y Inspector. Dep[artmen]t Agriculture of Ireland (Vet[erinar]y Branch). Member Royal College of Vet[erinar]y SurgeonsMarriedDublin City
Frances A M GROOMEWifeChurch of IrelandRead & write39Married 18 years. 6 children, 4 livingWexford County
Samuel F GROOMESonChurch of IrelandRead & write15ScholarSingleDublin City
Richard R GROOMESonChurch of IrelandRead & write10ScholarSingleLimerick City
Cecil T GROOMESonChurch of IrelandCannot Read7SingleWaterford City
Joseph W[illia]m GROOMESonChurch of IrelandCannot Read2SingleWaterford City
Joseph William Cary Groome with his brother Richard Radcliffe Cary Groome “Dick” (seated) and bride Grace Leadbetter, his brother Cecil Ernest Thompson Groome “Tom” (middle), and “Harry” (right). 01 April 1934.


Joseph William Cary GROOME and Jane LINLEY were married at the Register Office in Epsom, Surrey on 07 February 19373. Joseph and Jane were both nurses, working (and living) at Horton Hospital, Epsom.

When MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
07 February 1937Joseph William Cary GROOME29 yearsBachelorMale NurseHorton Hospital EpsomSamuel Thompson GROOME (deceased)Veterinary Surgeon
Jane LINLEY27 yearsSpinsterHospital NurseHorton Hospital EpsomJohn LINLEYMotor Coach Proprietor
Witnesses: C Cary GROOME & H A CREASEY

1939 Register

In 1939, Joseph and Jane CARY GROOME were living at 37 Woodcock Side, Epsom4. Joseph was still working as a male nurse but Jane was now in the home looking after their baby – my grandmother (whose record is closed).

Surnames and Other NamesM or FBirthS M W or DPersonal Occupation
J W CARY GROOMEM12 August 1907MMale
Jane CARY GROOMEF12 January 1910MUnpaid Domestic Duties
Closed Record
Jane Linley, Joseph William Cary Groome and their daughter. 1940.


Joseph William Cary GROOME died of a heart attack on 29 April 1953 at the age of 465. He was buried at Streatham Crematorial Park, Streatham, London.

When and Where DiedName and SurnameSexAgeRank or ProfessionCause of DeathInformantWhen Registered
29 April 1953. 167 Greenway, EpsomJoseph William Cary GROOMEMale46 yearsMale Nurse1a. Coronary ThrombosisJ GROOME. Widow of the deceased. 167 Greenway, Epsom01 May 1953

Family Members:

Wife:Jane LINLEY 1910-1985
Father:Samuel Thompson GROOME 1866-1925
Mother:Frances Adeline Matilda CARY 1871-1923

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  1. Births (CR) Ireland. Waterford, Ireland. 12 August 1907. GROOME, Joseph. : accessed 08 August 2021.
  2. Census Records. Ireland. Waterford, Ireland. 02 April 1911. GROOME, Samuel T (head). : accessed 08 August 2021.
  3. Marriages (CR) England. Epsom, Surrey. 03 February 1937. GROOME, Joseph William Cary and LINLEY, Jane. Entry No. 96.
  4. 1939 Register. England & Wales. Epsom and Ewell, Surrey. CARY GROOME, J W. 29 September 1939. CNYK 31/5. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. : accessed 18 October 2020.
  5. Deaths (CR) England. Epsom, Surrey. 29 April 1953. GROOME, Joseph William Cary. Entry no. 165.


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