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Re: PITHER: Ellen b1868, Wilfred or Alfred T b1869, Edwin A b1871, Florence E b1874
Posted by: Luqman Whittinger (ID *****8359) Date: June 14, 2011 at 15:22:55
In Reply to: Re: PITHER: Ellen b1868, Wilfred or Alfred T b1869, Edwin A b1871, Florence E b1874 by Kathleen Burgar of 111

Thanks I have most of this information. Thomas F Pither married Sarah Page. She moved to Windsor after the birth of Emma Pither (probably fathered outside marriage). Divorce was not generally permitted at the time. The children of the marriage went off the rails.

Subsequently, Thomas had children through his housekeeper. Sarah lived close to her father John Knot Page who had connection with the Royal household - him being related to the WILLATS of Kidmore End, Caversham, Oxon. (of Stuart - Blood Royal.)

In the 1851 census Thomas's age is given as 20 living at 85-7, BroadStreet, Reading. When married in the same year 12 August 1851 he is offull age and a coach painter.
This gives a BIRTH DATE of Circa June 1831.

Census: In 1861 Census Thomas lives at 27 Friar Street, St.L., Reading;
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Thomas F Pither M Head 30, Coachpainter, born Reading.
Sarah Pither M Wife 27, Housekeeper, born Englefield, Berks.*
Julia E Pither U dau 9, Scholar, born Reading
Fred C Pither U son, 7, Scholar, born Reading.
Sara K Pither U dau, 4, Scholar, born Reading.
Mary Ann Pither U dau, 1, ----- born Reading.
[In 1871 living in Windsor Separated as Sarah Page; with Alfred 1861 andEmma PAGE 1865]

Census: In 1871 Census Thomas lives at 74 Cooley Place, Reading;
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Thomas F Pither M, Head, 40, Coachpainter, born Reading.
Susan Wells Hs.keeper, 26, Housekeeper, born Englefield, Berks.
Elizabeth Wells see > , 21, Upholsterer, born Theale (sister to above)
Kate(Sara)Pither dau, 14, born Reading.
Mary Ann Pither dau, 12, Scholar, born Reading.
Ellennor Alice Wells dau, 3, born Reading.
Alfred Wells son, 18m, born Reading.

In 1881 Thomas is living at 43 William Street, Reading.
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Thomas F Pither, Wid. Head, 50, Coachmaker, born Reading.
Ellen Alice Wells Pither, dau, 13, scholar, born Reading.
Wilfred T Wells Pither, son, 12, scholar, born Reading.
Edwin A Wells Pither, son, 9, scholar, born Reading.
Florence E Wells Pither, dau, 7, scholar, born Reading.
******Wilfred and Alfred must be the same person******
no Susan Wells or Pither present

1891 census Thomas is living in Cavendish, Oxfordshire
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Thomas F Pipher 60 coach painter
Edwin Pipher 20 coach painter
Florence Pipher 18


At Florences wedding in 1894 Thomas Pither described as Coach-builder at 58 Sherwood Street.

In 1901 he was living as a boarder with his daughter at 129, SherwoodStreet, Reading
Charles Grant Head, 32 House Painter & Decorator Reading
Ellen Alice Grant wife, 31, born Reading.
Rosina Grant dau, 10, scholar, born Reading.
Charlie Grant son, 9, scholar, born Reading.
Wilfred Grant son, 7, scholar, born Reading.
Thomas Pither, Boarder 70, Coach Painter[employ] born Reading.
Edwin Wells B/son, 21, Coach Painter, born Reading.
Frederick Curtis Visitor 25, Bricklayers Lab born Reading

BURIAL: Thomas Frederick PITHER Date 20 Jan 1921 Place Tilehurst St.George aged 90 Occupation – Address 29 Alma St, – Status – Relationship –Relation – BT – Additional info – Crossref –


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