Henry JOLLIFFE (c.1827–1876)
His wife Mrs Anne JOLLIFFE, née Speller (1831–1911)
Their son Albert JOLLIFFE (1864–1867) and
their daughter Miss Margaret Anne JOLLIFFE (1857–1932)
St Giles section: Row 35, Grave K41

Henry Jollliffe

[Long south kerb, facing camera] IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNE JOLLIFFE DIED MARCH 28, 1911, AGED 80 YEARS

[Long north kerb] HENRY JOLLIFFE DIED FEB. 11 1876 AGED 48 YEARS.

[Short east kerb]: ALBERT THEIR SON, AGED 3 YEARS

[Short west kerb] AND MARGARET ANNE JOLLIFFE / DIED JUNE 19, 1932, AGED 74

This kerbed grave is part of a double plot with the other slabbed Jolliffe grave, shown above to the north

Henry Jolliffe was born in Messing, Essex in c.1827, the son of Robert Jolliffe and Sarah Ann Pool.

Anne Speller was born at Much Hadham, near Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire in 1831 and baptised there on 6 February. She was the daughter of the glazier Andrew Speller and Anne Humfrey/Humphrey/Humphreys who were married at Much Hadham on 12 April 1825. At the time of the 1841 census when she was ten years old she was living in the home of Miss Alice Deacon (60), who was the schoolmistress of Much Hadham.
For more about her family, see her mother's grave.

Near the beginning of 1850 in the Bishops Stortford district of Hertfordshire, Henry Jolliffe marred Anne Speller. They had the following children:

  • Henry Andrew Jolliffe (born in Hertford in 1850)
  • Robert Frederick Jolliffe (born in Amwell, Hertfordshire in 1855)
  • Margaret Ann Jolliffe (born in Amwell, Hertfordshire in 1857)
  • Helena Elizabeth Jolliffe (born at Little Clarendon Street, Oxford in 1861 and baptised as Eleanor Elizabeth at St Giles's Church on 3 February, with note “The name was registered by father as Helena”);
    died aged two months
  • Albert Jolliffe (born in Oxford (probably at Little Clarendon Street) in 1864 and privately baptised by St Giles's Church on 23 April; received into the church on 1 October);
    died aged three
  • Arthur Ernest Jolliffe (born at 38 Cardigan Street, Oxford on 23 January 1871 and baptised at St Barnabas's Church on 18 February)

Henry and Anne Jolliffe were in Hertford in 1850 when their first son was born, but by the time of the 1851 census Henry (25), described as married, was working as a footman at the East India College (now Haileybury) in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. Meanwhile his wife Ann (20) was living in Amwell village with their first child Henry (ten months) in the home of her father-in-law Robert Jolliffe (52), who was a gardener, and his second wife Ann (35).

By the beginning of 1861 the family had moved to Oxford, where their daughter Helena was born: she died aged two months and was buried on 20 February 1861, probably in the part of the St Giles's section of the cemetery reserved for infants.

At the time of the 1861 census Henry (33) was working as a porter and living at Little Clarendon Street in St Giles's parish with his wife Ann (30) and their children Henry (10), Robert (6), and Margaret (3).

Their next child Albert was born in 1864 but only survived three years:

† Albert Jolliffe died at Little Clarendon Street at the age of three in July 1867 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

It is uncertain whether Albert is buried here or in the children's section of the cemetery, as the Jolliffe family could have purchased this double plot now, or in 1877 when Albert's older brother Henry Andrew died in St Giles's parish.

In August 1870 their daughter Margaret (12), described as being of St Giles, won a First Class prize in the Diocesan Prize Examinations for her division for General Proficiency.

The family moved from Little Clarendon Street in St Giles's parish to 38 Cardigan Street in St Barnabas's parish around the end of 1870, and their youngest child Arthur, born in January 1871, was baptised at that church.

At the time of the 1871 census Henry (44), who was now a house painter, was living at 38 Cardigan Street with his wife Anne (41) and their four surviving children, namely Henry (20) and Robert (16), who were both compositors, Margaret (13), and baby Arthur (two months).

By 1875 Mrs Anne Jolliffe's mother Mrs Anne Speller had moved from Much Hadham in Hertfordshire to live with the Jolliffe's in Oxford, and she died at their house at the age of 76 on 4 April 1875. She was buried in a separate grave.

Henry and Anne Jolliffe must have moved to Cranham Street in Jericho soon after Mrs Speller's death, as Henry died there early in 1876:

† Henry Jolliffe died at Cranham Street at the age of 48 on 11 February 1876 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

The eldest son of Henry and Anne Jolliffe was married later that year:

  • On 3 August 1876 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Henry Andrew Jolliffe, described as a compositor of Kingston Road, married Henrietta Brown of Wytham Terrace in Kingston Road, the daughter of the compositor Benjamin Cooper Brown.

Two of their sons died before the next census, but neither was buried in this grave:

  • Henry Andrew Jolliffe died on 30 May 1877 (less than ten months after his wedding) and was buried in the adjoining Jolliffe grave;
  • Robert Frederick Jolliffe died at Cranham Street at the age of 26 on 5 March 1881 and was buried in the St Paul's section of St Sepulchre's Cemetery on 9 March in the grave of his aunt Anne Speller.

Mrs Jolliffe was evidently unable to keep up the house without her husband, as by the time of the 1881 census when she was aged 50 she was the general servant of Miss Mary Cox at 11 Warnborough Road, and her youngest child Arthur (10) was also living with her there. Her only other surviving child Margaret (22) was the housemaid of a clergyman's widow at “West Crawley”, Norham Road.

Her son Arthur, who had attended Ss Philip & James's School and then won a scholarship to the Boys' High School in George Street, was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Balliol College at the age of 17 on 18 October 1888. He won a scholarship and gained a First Class Degree in the Mathematics in 1891, and was elected to a Mathematical Fellowship at Corpus Christi College later that year.

At the time of the 1891 census Anne (60) was the cook of a family who lived at 9 Banbury Road, and her son Arthur (20), who was now an undergraduate, was paying a visit to Hertfordshire.

Arthur was married in 1899:

  • On 1 July 1899 at St Paul's Church, Oxford, Arthur Ernest Jolliffe (28), described as a tutor at Corpus Christi College, married Eliza Ostler (31) of 14 Walton Crescent, the daughter of the tailor James Ostler.

At the time of the 1901 census Mrs Ann Jolliffe (70) was living at 14 Walton Crescent with her unmarried daughter Mary (43) and her widowed daughter-in-law Mrs Henrietta Jolliffe (46), who was working as a nurse.

Mrs Jolliffe died in early 1911, 35 years after her husband:

† Mrs Anne Jolliffe née Speller died at 14 Walton Crescent at the age of 80 on 28 March 1911 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 1 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

The two surviving children of Henry and Anne Jolliffe

Margaret Anne Jolliffe

Margaret Ann Jolliffe (born 1857) was aged 53 and living on private means at 14 Walton Crescent at the time of the 1911 census. She continued to live there until her death in 1932:

† Miss Margaret Ann Jolliffe died at 14 Walton Crescent at the age of 74 on 19 June 1932 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 22 June (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).

Arthur Ernest Jolliffe (born 1871): see the other Jolliffe grave



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