Charles Moore HAYNES (1847/8–1907)
His wife Mrs Matilda HAYNES, née Kirtland, later Kirtland Stroud (c.1849–1917)
St Mary Magdalen section, Row 18, Grave D62½

Charles Moore Haynes


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Charles Moore Haynes was born in Oxford, probably at 30 Pembroke Street, in 1847/8, reg. first quarter 1848). He was the son of the painter and decorator Edward Haynes and Mary Ann Goodden, who were married In the third quarter of 1842 in the Woodstock registration district. See his parents' grave for more on his background. At the time of the 1851 census Charles (3) was living at St Aldate's Street with his parents Edward (29) and Mary (28) and his siblings William (6), Edward junior (4), Charles (3), and Henry (1), plus an 18-year-old servant girl. In 1861 Charles (13) was at home with his parents at 18 St Aldate's Street and had four more siblings: Robert (9), William (7), John (6), and Frederick (4). By the time of his mother's death the following year, they had moved to Broad Street. His father married his second wife Harriett Absalom in 1864. On 21 December 1866 Charles was baptised as an “adult” (aged 19) at Ss Philip & James's Church. His father died early in 1871, and at the time of the 1871 census Charles (23) was living at Crown Yard Cottage in New Inn Hall Street, and described himself as an “imitator of woods and marbles”.

Matilda Kirtland was born in Oxford in c.1849, the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Mary Kirtland: she and her younger sister Harriet, also illegitimate, were baptised together at St Aldate's Church on 1 June 1851. Their mother married James Stroud, a mason, in Woodstock on 27 June 1852: they were both then living at Woodstock, and Elizabeth was unable to sign her name. Matilda thereafter was known as Matilda Kirtland Stroud, but it is not certain whether James was her father (although Matilda described him as such when she got married). At the time of the 1861 census Matilda (11) was living at Cambridge Street, St Ebbe's with her parents James (46), who was a road contractor, and Harriet (52), and her sister Harriet, and another sister, Ann (12). In 1871, just before her marriage, Matilda (21) was living with her parents at 5 Cambridge Street, St Ebbe's.

On 13 April 1871 at St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, just seven weeks after his father's death, Charles Moore Haynes, described as a house decorator of New Inn Hall Street, married the milliner Matilda Kirtland Stroud of Cambridge Street, St Ebbe's. They had five children:

  • Charles Edward Haynes (born at New Inn Hall Street, Oxford in 1871/2 and baptised at St Peter-le-Bailey Church on 3 January)
  • Nellie Moore Haynes (born at 45 Paradise Square, Oxford in 1873, reg. as “Mellie” and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 24 December)
  • Edith Mary Goodden Haynes (born at Paradise Square, Oxford in 1876 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 12 September)
  • Wilfred Fred Haynes (born in Oxford in 1879/80, reg. first quarter of 1880)
  • Percival Harry Haynes (born in Oxford in 1881/2, reg. first quarter of 1882).

Charles & Matilda appear to have begun their married life in the part of New Inn Hall Street that fell within St Peter-le-Bailey parish. They were living at 45 Paradise Square between 1873 and 1876, and back in a different house at the north end of New Inn Hall Street by 1881.

At the time of the 1881 census Charles (32), described as a house painter employing nine men, was living at 11 New Inn Hall Street in St Mary Magdalen parish with his wife Matilda (31) and their children Charles (9), Nellie (7), Edith (4), and Wilfred (1), plus an apprentice, a nursemaid, and a boarder.

Their youngest child attended the Central Boys' School (then behind the Congregationalist Church in George Street) and it is likely that the others did too

In 1891 Charles (43) was living at 156 Walton Street, which was also in St Mary Magdalen parish, with Matilda (41) and their children Nellie (17), Edith (14), Wilfred (11), and Percival (9), plus two boarders. Their eldest son Charles (19) is hard to find.

On 2 February 1897 Charles Moore Haynes (49) was initiated into the Alfred Lodge of Freemasons.

Their son Charles junior was married in 1899:

  • On 5 August 1899 at St Matthew's Church, Brixton, Charles Edward Haynes (27), a clerk of Streatham, married Edith Bashford (21) of 9 Rathay Road, who was born in Stockwell, London in 1877, the daughter of the secretary Walter Bashford.

In 1901 Charles (52) and Matilda (50) were still at 156 Walton Street with two of their children, namely Edith (22), and Percival (18), who was a house decorator like his father.

Their daughter Nellie was married in 1903:

  • On 21 March 1903 at St Mary Magdalen Church, Nellie Moore Haynes (27) of 156 Walton Street married Frederick William Denton (31), a clerk of 30 South Bar, Banbury who was born in Dalston in 1875, the son of the ship's captain John Alfred Denton.

Charles died in 1907, and was buried in the plot adjoining that of his parents:

† Charles Moore Haynes died at 156 Walton Street at the age of 58 on 21 January 1907 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 24 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

At the time of the 1911 census Matilda (61) was a lodging house keeper at 156 Walton Street, helped by her unmarried daughter Edith (33). Her son Percival (29) was still living at home and working as a house painter. Only one lodger was in residence.

Her son Percival was married in 1917:

On 3 March 1917 at St Mary Magdalen Church, Percival Harry Haynes married Edith Frances Wood, who had been working as a nurse at Ruskin College in Walton Street: she was the daughter of the butcher William Payne Wood

Matilda died in 1917:

† Mrs Matilda Haynes née Kirtland died at 156 Walton Street at the age of 65 in November 1917 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 10 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

Children of Charles & Matilda Haynes
  • Charles Edward Haynes (born 1871/2) was working as an accountant and living at 158 Barcombe Avenue in Streatham in 1901 with his wife Edith. In 1911 Charles (39), a draper's accountant, was living at Cromer Hyde Farm, Hatfield with his wife Edith (33) and their sons Edward (8) and Cecil (4), plus two servants (a girl and a farm labourer).
  • Nellie Moore Haynes, Mrs Denton (born 1873) was living at 5 Fairview Road, Banbury in 1911 with her husband Frederick, who was a cabinet maker's clerk, and their son Reginald Denton (7). A Nellie M. Denton died in Oxford in the third quarter of 1937: this is probably the right person, but her age was given as 60 rather than 63.
  • Edith Mary G. Haynes (born 1876), who was still living with her mother at the age of 33 in 1911, is probably the Edith M. Haynes who died in Oxford at the age of 39 in 1918.
  • Wilfred Fred Haynes (born 1879/80) married Barbara Oliver Niel (who was born in Jedburgh, Canada) in the Newmarket district in the third quarter of 1905. At the time of the 1911 census Wilfred (32) was a tailor's cutter, living at 5 Kimberley Road, Chesterston, Cambridgeshire with his wife Barbara (30) and their children Wilfred Charles Douglas Haynes (4) and Barbara Edith Haynes (five months), plus a 15-year-old servant girl. Wilfred Fred Haynes died at 10 Parkside Avenue, Ipswich at the age of 82 on 4 July 1961. His effects came to £503 15s., and his executors were his son Wilfred, who was a tennis coach, and his unmarried daughter Barbara.
  • Percival Harry Haynes (born in Oxford in 1881/2) served as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and was killed in France on 27 March 1918, just a year after his marriage. The caption to his photograph in the Oxford Journal Illustrated stated that he lived in Walton Street. He is remembered on the Central Boys' School War Memorial



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