NameFrederick Augustus HOMER , GGG Uncle
Birth27 Jul 1828, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England6
Baptism10 Aug 1828, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England6
Death9 Jul 19016
Burial13 Jul 1901, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England6
FatherCharles Kemp HOMER (1795-1857)
MotherAnne Mary LEAKE (1793-1872)
Spouses
Birth21 Jan 1832, Roston, Nottingham, England
Baptism25 Jan 1853, Radford, Nottingham
Death8 Dec 1897, Dormston
Burial12 Dec 1897, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Marriage11 Dec 1850, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
ChildrenCharles Frederick Leake (1863-1879)
 John (1864-1864)
 John Twigg (1865-1934)
 Frederick Augustus (1867-1936)
 Ann Mary Leake (1868-1946)
 Paul Aitken (1869-1963)
 Martha Eliza (1872-1959)
 Benjamin (1875-1955)
 Alice Margaret Lewis (Adopted) (~1859-)
Birth20 Sep 1875, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Baptism12 Oct 1875, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Death30 Aug 1941
FatherBenjamin Michael WILKES (~1834-<1891)
MotherFanny TIBBITS (~1835-)
Marriage17 Feb 1899, Castle Church, Staffordshire, England
ChildrenThomas Kemp (1900-1981)
Notes for Frederick Augustus HOMER
England and Wales Christening records, Frederick Augustus Homer, born July 27, 1828, christened August 10, 1828 at Sedgley, father Charles Homer, mother Ann Mary.

Educated at Stourport and Queen’s College, Birmingham

In the 1861 census living on Dudley Road
Frederick A Homer age 31, landed proprietor, born at Sedgley.
Wife Eliza Homer age 29, born at Roston, Nottingham.
Visitor Ann Homer, visitor, age 30, proprietor of house, Cumberland.
1 servant.
Civil parish Sedgley, ecclesiastical parish Upper Gornal, Staffordshire, registration district Dudley, sub district Sedgley.

from from Sedgley Sundries by Edward Naylor
Politics
1867, at the first election of the Upper sedgley Local Board, there were forty-five nominations for twenty seats and much interest in the contest. [11 names] F. A. Homer 285 [i.e. he was elected]

In the 1871 census “The Villa”, 17 Dudley Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Head Frederick A. Homer, age 41, proprietor of lands and mines, born Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Wife Eliza Homer, age 39, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
Daughter Alice Mary Lewis Homer, age 12, adopted child, born Worcester, Worcestershire.
Son Charles F. L. Homer, age 8, born Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Son John Twigg Homer, age 6, born Sedgley.
Son Frederick A. Homer, age 4, born Sedgley.
Daughter Ann Mary Homer, age 3, born Sedgley.
Son Paul A. Homer, age 2, born Sedgley.
3 servants. cook nurse and housemaid

Listed in the Upper Ten Thousand 1877
Homer, Frederick Augustus, J.P. Stafford: The Villa, Dudley at Sedgley

In the 1881 census living at “The Villa”, Dudley St., Sedgley, Stafford. Occupation listed as County Magistrate & Lay Preacher Of Church Of England.

In the 1891 census The Villa, Dudley Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Frederick Augustus Homer age 62 Living on his own means, born Sedgley.
Wife Eliza Homer age 59 born Nottingham.
Son John Twigg Homer, single, age 25, born Sedgley.
Daughter Ann Mary Leake Homer, single, born Sedgley.
Daughter Martha Eliza Homer, single age 18, born Sedgley.
Servant Eliza Jane Dutton, cook age 27.
Mary Jane Wilkes, single age 21, housemaid, born Sedgley.

listed in the Kelly's 1896 Trade Directory for the Sedgley District
COUNTY MAGISTRATES FOR SEDGLEY PETTY SESSIONS DIVISION
Homer Frederick Augustus esq. The Villa, Sedgley, Dudley
Also PRIVATE RESIDENTS.
Homer Fredk. Augustus jp. The Villa


In the 1901 census Frederick A Homer living at 17 Dudley Street, Sedgley age 72 born in Sedgley is living on his own means.
He is living with his wife Fanny age 25,
son John Twigg Homer age 35,
daughter Martha Eliza age 28 and
son Thomas Homer age 1.
Also in the household are a cook and a housemaid.

Commissioner of the Peace and Alderman of the County Council of Staffordshire.

England death index, Frederick Augustus Homer, July to September 1901, age 72, Dudley, volume 6c page 31

Will dated 7 April 1900 proved at Lichfield 14 August 1901.

From Black Country Muse - Black Country Characters
http://blackcountrymuse.webs.com/apps/forums/topic...k-country-characters

Now here's a man who made himself quite unpopular, at least with the hardened drinkers of Sedgley. Frederick Augustus Homer, born in Sedgley in 1828, and saw both his elder brothers die from the effects of too much booze. Charles Homer, somehow managed to drive the horse he was riding, right through a large plate-glass window in Birmingham. Double vision no doubt. The other brother, Richard Homer, contrived to shoot himself while hunting, maybe he was in a confused state, and couldn't count how many barrels the Gun had. In any case, Frederick gave up drinking, and took the pledge. Preaching against poverty and drinking, he now devoted his life, to helping those in the parish less fortunate than himself. In 1862, at the tender age of 34, he founded, in Sedgley, a Mission and Ragged School. The Bull Ring, surrounded by many drinking dens, would never be the same again. Opposition was plentiful and vocal, but Frederick, undaunted, carried on with his work. Both the School and the Mission were a great success, on Sundays, the latter place was usually packed. On hot days, so the story goes, Frederick would go round the building, breaking windows to let in more air. Great pay days, for the local glazier and carpenter. His wife meanwhile, complimented his work, by training some of Sedgley's young girls in Domestic service, even finding them jobs. Frederick, a much loved and respected man, found time to serve on the local Council, and was made a Justice of the Peace as well. I wonder what some of the hardened drinkers were feeling, when they were put up before the bench for their mis-deeds, knowing his views on the subject. Some of them weren't above a bit of petty damage either, on one notable occasion, tearing down the notice board outside the Mission. Sometime in the 1870s, he also founded, The Sedgley Band of Hope, made up of mainly reformed miners, with a smart uniform to wear. As well as the religion and preaching temperance, he was an outspoken critic of the Truck System, and agitated for it's abolition. Frederick Augustus Homer died in 1901, a man greatly mourned by the population of Sedgley. Well, maybe not all of them, I'm sure there would have been a few quiet toasts drunk in many pubs, not all of them complimentary.
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Notes for Eliza (Spouse 1)
Daughter of Joseph Waterfall of Nottingham

In the 1841 census
Eliza Waterfall age 9,
German Waterfall age 75,
Harriet Waterfall age 35,
Henry Waterfall age 5,
James Waterfall age 20,
Mary Waterfall age 60,
Samuel Waterfall age 15.
Radforn civil parish, Broxtow (South Division) hundred, Nottinghamshire,

Listed in the October to December Marriage index Eliza Watterfall and Frederick Augustus Homer, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire, volume 15 page 116 or 1165

From their marriage certificate
December 11th, 1850 at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Nicholas in the County of The ?????, Nottingham. Frederick Augustus Homer, full age, bachelor, gent., residence St. James Street, father Charles Kemp Homer, gent.
and Eliza Waterfall, nineteen, spinster, Radford, father Joseph Waterfall, Lace Trade. In the presence of John Allen? and Harriett Waterfall. W. J. Butler? [Nutter?] Rector. [Eliza and Harriett made their mark, the others signed.]

In the October to December 1897 death index Eliza Homer, age 65, Dudley district, volume 6c, page 47.
Notes for Fanny (Spouse 2)
England Select Births and Christenings
Fanny Wilkes baptism October 12, 1875 Sedgley, Staffordshire, father Benjamin Michael Wilkes, mother Fanny

In the 1881 census civil parish of Sedgley at 88 Bilston Street .
Benjamin M.? Wilkes age 47 Labourer in Iron Works born Brettle Lane Worcestershire.
Wife Fanny Wilkes age 46, formerly Nail Maker, born Sedgley.
Son Thomas L. Wilkes, unmarried, age 24, labourer in Iron Works.
Daughter Ann M. Wilkes, unmarried, General Servant Domestic, age 21.
Mary R? Wilkes age 18 Labourer in brickyard.
Son David Wilkes age 15, Scholar.
Son Benjamin Wilkes age 11.
Daughter Fanny Wilkes, age 5.
All the children were born in Sedgley.

In the 1891 census 88 Bilston Street, Sedgley.
Fanny Wilkes age 57, widow, born Rowley Worc. [note the change from the 1881 census].
Son David Wilkes age 25, single, shoemaker, born Sedgley.
Son Benjamin Wilkes, single, age 21, Iron moulder, born Sedgley.
Daughter Fanny Wilkes age 15, single, born Sedgley.

Marriage listed in the January to March 1899 marriage index Frederick Augustus Homer and Fanny Wilkes, Stafford district, Staffordshshire, volume 6b page 21

In the 1911 census 5 Gibbons Road, Sedgley, Staffordshire, Dudley district.
Fanny Homer, widow, age 35, born Sedgley.
Son Thomas Kemp Homer, age 11, born Sedgley.
1 servant Phoebe Robbins,

Still living at Sedgley in 1920.

Daughter of Benjamin Wilkes of Sedgley.

National Probate Calendar
Fanny Homer of 36 Bradford-street Walsall Staffordshire widow died 30 August 1941 at Northampton Administration (with Will) Birmingham 3 November 1941 to Thomas Kemp Homer [son] medical practitioner. Effects 794 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence.
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