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Alice was my great-grandmother, if she was yours too, help me fill in the blanks. My contact info is at the bottom. There are a lot of holes in this story. I'm working on scanning all the photos and cards my grandmother had, hopefully that will help someone connect this to themselves.

Alice Elizabeth Latham ( c1880 - 1909.09.13 ) UK flag

1880 birth date estimated from her marriage certificate

1881 census: (1) still looking, from marriage certificate there might be her father Thomas employed as an Iron Moulder

1891 census: (11) still looking, from marriage certificate there might be her father Thomas employed as an Iron Moulder

1900.09.22 (20) her first child Alice Latham is born, ( unconfirmed date, a birth certificate has not yet been located )

1901 census: (21) still looking, might expect to find a one year old Alice with her at this point

1904.12.09 (24) her second child Edward Latham is born in Epsom, Surrey, England in the Union Infirmary, Epsom, certificate says mother was a laundress, no father on certificate

1905.09.02 (25) married in Epsom, Surrey, England ( Sep 1905, Epsom, v.2a, pg.78 )

1905. Marriage solomnized at The Register Office in the District of Epsom in the County of Surrey
When Married Name and Surname Age Condition Profession Residence Father's Name Profession of Father
Second September 1905 Edward Pallant 29 Bachelor Builder's Labourer 9 Hook Road Epsom William Pallant (deceased) General Labourer
Alice Elizabeth Latham 25 Spinster Laundress 6 Hook Road Epsom Thomas Latham Iron Moulder ?
Married in the Register Office by Certificate before me Chas B A Williams, Registrar; E. Field Course, Deputy Superintendent Registrar
This Marriage was solemnized between us Edward Pallant in the Presence of us Gertrude Amelia Pallant
Alice Elizabeth Latham Alick G. Ebbutt
Edward Pallant ( born about 1876 )

1881 census: (5) looks like a match in Farnham, Suffolk, England

1891 census: (15) check UK Census

1901 census: (25) check UK Census

1911 census: Pallant, Edward, 1877 (34), Plomesgate, Suffolk with Violet (3) and William (1)

1911 (35) Edward married Mrs. Mary A. Hill (formerly Mary Ann E. Gooding) ( unconfirmed - Jun 1911, Plomesgate, v. 4a, pg.2102 ) (5 children of her own at this point (including Percy Hill, Agnes Hill and Doris Hill) from a previous marriage to Earnest William Hill ( Dec 1895 Plomesgate, v. 4a, pg.1797 ), as of 1914 there were 2 more (Ruby Pallant and Ethel Pallant) )

1906.06.24 (26) her third child Albert Pallant is born in Epsom, Surrey, England ( Sep 1906, Epsom, v.2a, pg.9 )

1908.04.14 (28) her fourth child Violet Pallant is born in Wandsworth, London, England at 77 Swaffield Road (a Workhouse with a casual ward), she had been living at 34 Red Lion Street. ( Jun 1908, Wandsworth, v.1d, pg.726 )

1909.07 (29) her fifth child William Pallant is born ( haven't located birth registration yet )

1909.09.13 (29) Alice dies in the Union Infirmary, St. Johns Hill, London, England ( Sep 1909, 29, Wandsworth, v.1d, pg.250 )

REGISTRATION DISTRICT Wandsworth
1909. DEATH in the Sub-district of South West Battersea in the County of London
When and Where Died Name and Surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of Death Informant When Registered
Thirteenth September 1909 Union Infirmary St. John's Hill Alice Pallant Female 29 Years wife of Edward Pallant, a General Labourer of 25 Brathway Rd. Wandsworth Bright's Disease - parturition, uraemic convulsions ) J. Breward Neal Superindendant, Union Infirmary, Battersea Seventeenth September 1909

Decendants of Alice:

Alice (1900), Edward (1904), Albert (1906), Violet (1908), William (1909)


  1. Alice Edith Latham << click on her name for more details (this is my Grandmother)

    ( 1900.09.22 - 1991.03.17 ) UK flag -->> in 1913, 13 years old Canadian flag


    Alice Latham, 1909Alice LathamAlice (Latham) Newbury, 1983

    Daughter of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England)

  2. Edward Latham << click on his name for more details

    ( 1904 - ???? ) UK flag -->> in 1913, 8 years old Canadian flag


    Edward Latham

    Son of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England)

  3. Albert Pallant << click on his name for more details

    ( 1906 - 1968 ) UK flag -->> Australian flag


    Albert Pallant, 1941Albert Pallant ??

    Son of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England) and Edward Pallant (who was born around 1876 in England) and who were married on 1905.09.02 in Epsom, Surrey.

  4. Violet May Pallant << click on her name for more details

    ( 1908 - 1979 ) UK flag


    Violet Pallant, 1946

    Daughter of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England) and Edward Pallant (who was born around 1876 in England) and who were married on 1905.09.02 in Epsom, Surrey.

  5. William John Pallant << click on his name for more details

    ( 1909 - 1984.03.25 ) UK flag


    William Pallant, 1941William Pallant


    The photo with the uniform was sent to William's half-sister Alice (Latham) Newbury in Canada, the other photo belongs to his daughter Susan Pallant in England - it looks like the same fellow to me.

    Son of Alice Elizabeth Latham (who was born around 1880 in England) and Edward Pallant (who was born around 1876 in England) and who were married on 1905.09.02 in Epsom, Surrey.

Here are some mystery pictures I found in Granny's stash:
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