The Gover Family

A Family History

Alfred Gover

Was born on 7th August 1854 at ??? Garden Field, Portsea, the son of Arthur Gover a Labourer and Elizabeth Cussell.

During the census of 1861 Alfred [6] was living with her parents Arthur [35] a DY Labourer and Elizabeth [33] and brother William [3] and sister Elizabeth [8 months] at 24 Seymour Street, Portsea.

In the census on 2nd April 1871 his occupation was given as LAB AG, and he was living in 1 Seymour Cottage, Portsea with his parents, two brothers and a sister.

He married Ellen Louisa SAXBY on 30th January 1876 - the marriage was witnessed by Sarah Ann WILLIS (X) and William SAXBY.

Ellen Louisa SAXBY was born in 1857 in Portsea.

On the 7th April 1861 Ellen [4] was living with her mother Sarah Ann [27] and sister Emma [2] at 10 Basin Street, Portsea.

During the census of 1871 on 2nd April Ellen [14] was living with her parents William [37] a STOKER R.N. and Sarah [37] and sisters Emma [12], Lydia [9] and Anne [7] at 3 Paradise Row, Portsea.

In the census on 3rd April 1881 Alfreds occupation was given as BOILERMAKER (unemployed) and he was living at 8 Arnaud Street, Portsea with his wife and 3 daughters.

In the 1891 census his occupation was still given as BOILERMAKER, he was living at 2 Croft Road, Portsea with his wife, 4 daughters and 2 sons.

Alfred [46] a Boiler Maker and Ellen [44] were living at 74 Seymour Street, Portsmouth during the census of 1901. With them at this time were their children William A [15], Emma E [12], James E [11], John E [5] and Albert R [1].

During the 1911 census Alfred [57] a Boileremaker HM Dockyard was living with his wife Ellen Louisa [54] and children William Arthur [24], John Edmond [15] and Albert Richard [11] at 74 Seymour Street, Buckland, Portsmouth. According to information contained in the census Alfred and Louisa had been married for 35 years and had had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive.

Ellen died in 1926.

Alfred a Retired Boilermaker HM Dockyard died on 23rd September 1933 at 74 Seymour Street, Landport at the age of 79. Cause of death was Senile decay.

Family Connections

Parents:

Arthur Gover

Elizabeth Cussell

Willian Saxby

Sarah ???

Children:

Elizabeth Ellen

Sarah Maria

Annie Louisa

William Arthur

Emma Eliza

James Ernest

John Edmund

Albert Richard

According to the 1911 census there should be 2 other children - as yet I have not been able to find who they are.