NameFrederick Augustus HOMER , 1C3R
Birth2 Mar 1867, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Baptism20 Jun 1867, Parish Church
Death20 Feb 1936, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
OccupationUnitarian Minister
FatherFrederick Augustus HOMER (1828-1901)
MotherEliza WATERFALL (1832-1897)
Spouses
Birth15 Mar 1867, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
DeathJun 1947
FatherHenry HUGHES (~1828-<1891)
MotherMaria BADLAND (~1827-)
Marriage4 Oct 1897, Theistic Church, Piccadilly, London
ChildrenPhilip Keelinge Badland (1900-1963)
Notes for Frederick Augustus HOMER
of Handsworth, Staffordshire

In the 1867 birth index, Frederick Augustus Homer, Dudley, Staffordshire.

In the Christening records, Frederick Augustus Homer, father Frederick Augustus Homer,born 1867, baptism June 20, 1867, Sedgley, Staffordshire.

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

In the 1911 census 71 Beeches Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, North East subdistrict.
Frederick Augustus Homer, head, married, age 44, Unitarian Minister, born Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Wife Gertrude Homer, age 44, born Sedgley.
Son Philip Keelinge Homer, age 12, born West Bromwich.
Daughter Diana Homer, age 4, born Taunton, Somerset.
1 servant.

National Probate Calendar
Frederick Augustus Homer of 4 Jesson-street West Bromwich died 20 February 1936 Probate London 12 August 1936 to Philip Keelinge Badland Homer and Phyliss Diana Gertrude Hughes Burcher (wife of William Dowell Burcher) Effects 1924 pounds 10 shillings 10 pence

Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and Durham University
Licensed Reader, Church of England, in Australia, 1891-96; of Manchester College, Oxford, 1897-98; Unitarian Minister at West Bromwich
Living in 1920

from the Story of the Ancient Manor Of Sedgley by E. A. Underhill
Temperance Hall, Sedgley . . . The site of the building is a piece of land adjoining Townsend House, the residence of Mr. H. B. Whitehouse Esq., and fronting the Wolverhampton and Sedgley Turnpike road. The site has been purchased at a cost of 230 pounds, and presented to the Sedgley Temperance Society, by Mr. F.A. Homer, a gentleman well-known as a sincere friend and warm supporter of the temperance movement, and whose earnest endeavours in promoting the cause of in this neighbourhood, the Sedgley Temperance Society owes its prosperous condition . . .

From Express Star Newspaper dated February 21, 1936 [Courtesy of Jane Richardson]
Death of Rev. F. A. Homer
Member of Ancient Sedgley Family Dies
Leading Staff Archaeologist
A member of a family connected with Sedgley as far back as 1278 when records show that they came north from Dorset died at West Bromwich last night.
He was Rev. F. A. Homer retired Unitarian Minister. Mister Homer was 72 [This doesn’t match his birth date] and lived at ?????, West Bromwich and was a popular and well known figure in the Midlands.
He was a son of the late Mr. F.A. Homer of Sedgley and Brother to Alderman J.T. Homer, who died at Dormston, Sedgley, two years ago.
According to records the Homer family ?? of Royal descent dating back to Edward III, and Mr. Homer whose hobby was genealogy proved his descent from 13 Knights of the Garter.
CHANGED VIEWS
Educated at Durham University for the Church of England, Mr. Homers religious views changed so strongly during a health visit to Australia that on his return, after six years, he resigned from the Church of England and was the first family to join the Unitarian Church.
He had the distinction of being twice the same minister of the same church at West Bromwich – the Lodge Road Unitarian Church. He first came to town in 18?? after 12 months training under a special foundation scholarship at Oxford.
Following the death of his father in 1901, he went to Canada for a 12 months stay with relatives and on returning to England accepted the living of Mary street Unitarian Church Taunton but the district did not suit his health and a serious illness compelled his removal.
BACK TO OLD CHURCH
In 1907 he returned to his old church at West Bromwich and remained there until he retired in 1933.
In his university days, Mr. Homer was a keen oarsman and was one of the first winners of the Senate Cup for Durham University at the regatta in 1889?
The local representative of the Royal College of Arms, London, Mr. Homer was also associated with the council of the William Salt Society, the Dugdale Society, and the Birmingham Archeological Society, the council of the Staffordshire Parish ?????? Society, the Worcestershire Historical Society and the Genealogical Society of London. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Among his treasures were copies of all the publications of the Dugdale Society and of the William Salt Archeological Society of Staffordshire.
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Notes for Gertrude (Spouse 1)
3rd daughter of Henry Hughes.

In the April to June 1867 birth index Gertrude Hughes, Dudley district, Staffordshire, volume 6c, page 80.

In the 1871 census Woodsetton House Tipton Road, Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Head Henry Hughes, age 43, coal master, born Kingwinsford, Staffordshire.
Wife Maria Hughes, age 41, born Kidderminster, Staffordshire.
Son Frederick Hughes, age 14, scholar, born Kingwinsford.
Son Walter Hughes, age 11, scholar, born Kingwinsford.
Daughter Margaret Hughes, age 9, scholar, born Kingwinsford.
Daughter Ada Hughes, age 8, scholar, born Kingwinsford.
Son Clement Hughes, age 6, scholar, born Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Daughter Gertrude Hughes, age 4, scholar, born Sedgley.
Daughter Florence Hughes, age 7 months, born Sedgley.
A governess, cook and 2 housemaids.

the 1881 census Woodsetton House.
Henry Hughes age 52, Iron Master, born Kingwinsford, Stafford.
Wife Maria Hughes, age 54, born Kidderminster.
Son Frederick Hughes, single age 24, mining engineer, born Kingwinsford.
Son Walter Hughes age 21, builder, born Kingwinsford.
Son Clement Hughes age 16 born Sedgley.
Daughter Margaret Hughes age 19, born Kingwinsford.
Daughter Ada Hughes, age 18, born Kingwinsford.
Daughter Gertrude Hughes age 14, born Sedgley.
Daughter Florence Hughes age 10, born Sedgley.
Visitor Emma Badland age 68 born Kidderminster.
Also a cook, housemaid and parlour maid.

In the 1891 census civil parish of Sedgley, All Saints ecclesiastical parish, town of Woodsetton, Staffordshire, Dudley registration district, sub district Sedgley at Tipton? Road.
Maria Hughes, widow age 64, living on her own means, born Kidderminster, Worcester.
Son Fred Hughes, single age 33, mining engineer, born Wordsley, Stafford.
Son Walter Hughes, single, age 31, Contract Builder, born Wordsley, Stafford.
Daughter Margaret Hughes age 29, born Wordsley, Stafford.
Daughter Ada Hughes, single age 27, born Wordsley, Stafford.
Daughter Gertrude Highes, single age 24, born Sedgley.
Daughter Florence Hughes age 20, born Sedgley.
Visitor Emma Margaret Badland [obviously a relation of Maria’s] single, age 79, living on her own means, born Kidderminster, Worcsetser.
Also a cook and a housemaid.

Listed in the marriage index Frederick Augustus Homer and Gertrude Hughes, Westminster, London, Oct to Dec 1897.

Living in 1920.

A possible listing in the April to June 1947 death index Gertrude Homer, age 80, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, volume 9d, page 116.
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