Albert Shoesmith (1876-1957)

From Historical Hastings

Albert Shoesmith (1876-1957) was born on an unknown date .

Both parents had been born in about 1851, George at Bexhill and Matilda at Lechlade in Gloucestershire. They married in 1875 at Battle. The 1891 census records that George had become a church verger, and that he and his family were living at 14 Southwater Road in Hastings. Albert had left school and was working as a china merchant's apprentice. He had two younger sisters, Lillian, aged 10 and Ellen aged 3, both born at St Leonards.


On March 11, 1899, Albert married Rosina Osborne at the Register Office in Hastings. He was still living in St Leonards, but had become a jeweller's assistant. Rosina had been born on February 4, 1881, and was a domestic servant. Her late father, William Henry Osborne, had been a luggage porter.

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