The Gover Family

A Family History

Edward Gover

Was born on 15th December 1866 at 1 Seymour Street, Portsea. At the time of his birth his father Arthurs occupation was given as Dock Yard Labourer.

In the 1871 census Edward [4] was living with his parents and siblings at 1 Seymour Cottages, Portsea.

On 3rd April 1881 his occupation was given as ERRAND BOY and he was living at 74 Seymour Street, Portsea with his parents and a sister and brother.

He married Ann Carline (Annie Catherine) STALDER at the register office in Portsea district on 5th December 1886. The names of the witnesses appears to be Fred Martin and Mary Jane Pearce, the Registrar appears to be Wm Marshall and the Superintedant Registrar appears to be Thos Pratt Wills, Edwards occupation was given as Laborer.

Ann Caroline STALDER - was born on the 14th December 1871 in the Queensferry district of Scotland.

On 3rd April 1881 Ann [9] a SCHOLAR was living with her parents George [37] a PENSIONER (NAVAL) and Harriet [30] and her sisters Madda [2] and Georgina [4 months] at 9 Holloway St, Portsea.

On the 5th April 1891 Edwards occupation was given as PORTER (Grocers shop) and he and Annie [20] were living at 27 Hereford Street with their children Lilian [4] and Edward [2].

From the PORTSMOUTH POLICE COURTS section of  Portsmouth Evening News on August 20th 1895:

Before Messrs. H. G. Matthews and T. A. Bramsdon


Edward Gover, for so placing 3 trays in the market on the 9th inst. that they were an obstruction, was fined 2s. 6d.

From the PORTSMOUTH POLICE COURTS section of  Portsmouth Evening Newss on October 4th 1895:

Before Alderman Sir W.D. King, Alderman R. Marvin, and Mr. W. T. Dittman.

DIDN'T MOVE ON.- Edward Gover, for an obstruction with a truck in Lake-road, Landport on the 28th ult., after being told by P.S. Bulbeck to "move on", was fined 3s. 6d. after a previous conviction, and was allowed one week to pay.

In the census on 31st March 1901 Edward [35] whose occupation was given as FRUIT SALESMAN (on own a/c) and Ann [30] was living at 34 Jacobs Street, Portsea with their children Lilian [14], Edward [12], Arthur [10], Albert [8], George [2] and Ann [2 months]. Also living with them was his sister in law Blanch [18] a Laundress.

During the census of 1911 Edward [45] a Fruit Hawker was living with his wife Annie [40] and children Edward [20], Albert [18], George [13], Blanch [10], May [7], William [5] and Henry [2] at 34 Jacobs Street, Landport, Portsmouth. According to the census information Edward and Annie had been married for 25 years and had had 10 children of which 9 were still living.

Edward died 19th January 1916 at the age of 49 at 34 Jacobs Street, Landport. He died from 1. Bronchitis and Asthma, 2. Influenza and Pleurisy. The death was certified by Timothy A Mulcahy LRC and the informant was Lilian Goodall (daughter) who was living at 6 Dartmouth Road, Copnor. AW Gardener was the registrar.

At the time of his death Edward's occupation was given as dockyard labourer.

Annie married Henry SALTER in the 3rd quarter of 1919 in the Portsmouth district.

Henry SALTER - no further information currently available.

Annie died aged 72 on 11th August 1944 at St Richards Hospital, Chichester, Sussex. Cause of death was Myocardial degeneratin and Hypertension.

Family Connections


Arthur Gover

Elizabeth Cussell

George Stalder

Harriet Smith


Lilian Maud



Albert Frederick

Henry Percival

George Jacob

Anne Blanch

Maida Melinda May