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Josiah Chivers SOMNER

Male 1849 - 1940  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Josiah Chivers SOMNER 
    Born Mar 1849  Devizes, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 96CB844A44884823B53523CD67363BB9D1AD 
    Died Mar 1940  Bristol RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1871 census: Josiah SOMNER (22, coach bady maker, born Devizes, Wilts) was one of three men staying with Sophia TOMKINS (widow, 61) and her children at 8 Newport Street, Lambeth, London. The relationship of the 3 men to Sophia isn't stated.

      1881 census: at 28 Goldney Road, St Mary Paddington, London (all SOMNER), Josiah (head, 31, coach body maker, born Devizes, Wiltshire), Eliza H (wife, 33, born Devizes, Wiltshire), Walter F (son, 6, scholar, born Lambeth, Surrey), Hedley W P (son, 4, scholar, born Derby, Derbyshire, and Elvina F K (daughter, 2, born Leeds, Yorkshire).

      1891 census: at 28 Goldney Road, St Mary Paddington, London (all SOMNER), Josiah (head, 42, coach builder, born Devizes, Wiltshire), Eliza (wife, 44, born Salisbury, Wiltshire), Walter (son, 16, scholar, born Wandsworth, London), Hedley (son, 14, scholar, born Derby, Yorkshire (sic)), Katie (daughter, 12, scholar, born Leeds, Yorkshire) and Eva (daughter, 9, born Paddington, London).

      1901 census: at 61 Marylands Road, St Mary Paddington, London (all SOMNER), Eliza (head, married, 54, lodging house keeper, born Salisbury, Wiltshire), Katie (daughter, 22, draper's assistant, born Leeds, Yorkshire), Eva (daughter, 19, draper's assistant, born Kensington, London) and Elvana (granddaughter, 5, born Kensington). Also 3 boarders.

      1911 census (indexed by ancestry.com as SAMNER: at 61 Marylands Road, St Mary Paddington, London (3 rooms), Eliza SOMNER (head, widow, 64, married 38 years, 5 children 4 living, private means, born Salisbury, Wiltshire).
      Eliza is shown as a widow yet her husband didn't die until 1940.

      1939 Register: Josiah SOMNER born 14 Mar 1850 (sic - should say 1849), widower, carriage builder, was a patient at 100 Eastville Institution Fishponds Road, Bristol C.B., Gloucestershire
    Person ID I520  Eyke, Suffolk
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2016 

    Family Eliza Harriet LUXTON,   b. Jun 1846, Salisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1919, Paddington RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1872  St George the Martyr, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Married after banns. Josiah Chivers Somner, full age, bachelor, coach bodie maker of Lambeth Road, father David Somner, baker. Eliza Harriet Luxton, full age, spinster of great Suffolk Street Bow, father Henry Luxton, white smith. Both signed. Witnesses Amos Odd, Eliza Odd.
    Children 
     1. Walter Francis SOMNER,   b. 2 Jul 1874, Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hedley William Percival SOMNER,   b. 3 Aug 1876, Derby RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elvina Fanny Kate SOMNER,   b. Mar 1879, Leeds, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Eva Lily SOMNER,   b. Jun 1881, Kensington RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] BMD index, Q1 1849 Devizes 8/365. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7] BMD index, aged 90, Q1 1940 Bristol 6a/401. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S28] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, October 2009 and later.