Robert James SEELY is Ben’s Great Grandfather. He was born on 13 November 1886 in Greenwich, London. He is the son of John Herbert SEELY & Mary Ann GALLEHAWK.
In 1901, Robert James SEELY was 14 years old and living at home at 67 church Street, Greenwich1 with his mother Mary Ann SEELY, a widow. He had 2 brothers, John and Jesse, and a sister Ada.
|Name and Surname||Relation to Head||Condition as to Marriage||Age||Profession or Occupation||Where Born|
|Mary Ann SEELY||Head||Widow||44||Shop keeper (sweets etc)||Deptford, London|
|John Herbert SEELY||Son||Single||19||Lingdale, Yorkshire|
|Ada SEELY||Daughter||Single||16||Greenwich, London|
|Robert James SEELY||Son||14||Greenwich, London|
|Jesse Alfred SEELY||Son||11||Greenwich, London|
In 1911, Robert James SEELY was 24 and single and living at 5 Blandford Road, Beckenham, Kent2. His sister Ada was living with him along with her husband Arthur HARRINGTON and a child May BOOKER. Robert James SEELY was a hairdresser.
|Name and Surname||Relationship to Head||Age||Particulars as to Marriage||Personal Occupation||Where Born|
|Robert James SEELY||Head||24||Single||Hairdresser||Greenwich, London|
|Ada HARRINGTON||Sister||26||Married 4 years||Greenwich, London|
|May BOOKER||3||Walthamstow, Essex|
|Arthur HARRINGTON||Brother in law||27||Married||Baker (journeyman)||Walworth, London|
Robert James SEELY and Mabel Kate MARLOW were married on 14 July 1915 at St George’s Church, Beckenham, Kent3. One of the witnesses of the marriage was Sarah Ann STEVENS, which was the name of Sarah Ann House SINGLETON (Mabel’s mother) during her 3rd marriage to Walter STEVENS.
|When Married||Name and Surname||Age||Condition||Rank or Profession||Residence||Father’s Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
|14 July 1915||Robert James SEELY||28||Bachelor||Hairdresser||5 Blandford Road, Beckenham||John Herbert SEELY||Foreman straw wharf (deceased)|
|Mabel Kate MARLOW||20||Spinster||187 Beckenham Road, Beckenham||James Thomas MARLOW||Carriage cleaner (deceased)|
In 1939, Robert and Mabel SEELY were still living at 5 Blandford Road, Beckenham, Kent4. They had 2 children living with them (whose records are closed). They had 3 children in total, 1 had died at birth.
|Surnames and Other Names||M or F||Date of Birth||S M W or D||Personal Occupation|
|Robert J SEELY||M||13 November 1886||M||Gents Hairdresser|
|Mabel K SEELY||F||07 November 1894||M||Unpaid domestic duties|
Robert James SEELY died on 17 November 1963 at General Hospital, Margate, aged 775. His daughter Maisie HOPKINS was the informant of his birth.
|When and Where Died||Name and Surname||Sex||Age||Occupation||Cause of Death||Informant||When Registered|
|17 November 1963. General Hospital Margate||Robert James SEELY||Male||77 years||81 Bobmays, Canterbury Road, Cliffs End, Ramsgate. Gentlemens Hairdresser (retired)||1a. Left ventricular failure|
b. Coronary thrombosis
c. Arterio Sclerosis
|M HOPKINS. Daughter. 106 Thanet Road, Ramsgate||18 November 1963|
|Wife:||Mabel Kate MARLOW 1894-1968|
|Father:||John Herbert SEELY 1856-1892|
|Mother:||Mary Ann GALLEHAWK 1856-1930|
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- Census Records. England. Greenwich, London. 01 April 1901. SEELY, Mary Ann (head). ED 01. PN 536. FN 5. p. 1. SN 1. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 23 December 2021.
- Census Records. England. Beckenham, Kent. 02 April 1911. SEELY, Robert James (head). RD 42. ED 19. PN 3672. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 23 December 2021.
- Marriages (CR) England. Beckenham, Kent. 14 July 1915. SEELY, Robert James and MARLOW, Mabel Kate. Entry no. 295.
- 1939 Register. England & Wales. Beckenham, Kent. SULY [SEELY], Robert J. 29 September 1939. CJBP 42-3 9/ 4/ 2. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 09 December 2021.
- Deaths (CR) England. Margate, Kent. 17 November 1963. SEELY, Robert James. Entry no. 412.