James SLATTER (1825–1906)
His wife Mrs Emily SLATTER, née Hemmings (1829–1910)
Their son James Slatter junior (1847–1862)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James's) section, Row 16, Grave B24½
In Memory of
BORN DEC. 20, 1847
DIED JAN. 11, 1862
ALSO OF JAMES SLATTER
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JULY 22, 1825
DIED JANUARY 17, 1906
born 1829, died 1910
obscured by the footstone]
James Slatter was born at High Bridge, Oxford on 22 July 1825 and baptised at St Thomas's Church on 2 August. He was the son of the carpenter James Slatter senior of St Ebbe's parish and Sarah Weller of St Thomas's parish who were married at St Thomas's Church on 21 October 1822. His parents had two other sons baptised at that church: William in 1827, and Edwin in 1830.
Emily Hemmings was born in Abingdon in 1829 and baptised at St Helen's Church on 1 January 1830. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Hemmings of Wolvercote, and the baptismal register says that she was “begotten on the body of Elizabeth Hemmings” by the butcher John Gulliver. Her parents do not appear to have married.
On 3 November 1846 at St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, James Slatter married Emily Hemmings: they were both then living in that parish. Emily was described as being of full age, which would mean she was born in 1825 or earlier. They had the following children:
- James Slatter (born at Little Clarendon Street, Oxford on 20 December 1847 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 28 December)
- Emily Amelia Slatter (born at Little Clarendon Street, Oxford in 1849/50 and baptised as Emily Amelia Slatter at St Giles's Church on 31 January 1850 but registered as Emma Amelia)
- Frank Slatter (born at St Bernard's Road, Oxford on 13 March 1855 and baptised by St Giles's Church on 28 April, but not received into the church until 31 May 1857)
- Elizabeth Sarah Slatter (born at 8 St Bernard's Road, Oxford in 1857 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 31 May)
- Kate Slatter (born at St Bernard's Road, Oxford in 1859 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 31 July)
- Angelina Slatter (born at Plantation Road, Oxford in 1861 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 6 October):
died aged nine months in 1862
- Ellen Georgina Mary Slatter (born at Plantation Road, Oxford in 1863 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 5 July)
- Annie Ursula Slatter (born at Plantation Road, Oxford in 1864 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 3 September)
- Harriet Alice Slatter (born at Plantation Road, Oxford in 1866 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 29 November); died aged five weeks
- Louisa Kate Slatter (born at Plantation Road, Oxford in 1869 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 3 October).
The family began their married life in Little Clarendon Street. At the time of the 1851 census James (25), who was a carpenter, was living in Little Clarendon Street with his wife Emily (21) and their first two children James (3) and Emily (1), and Emily's mother Elizabeth Hemmings (55), who was described as a pauper. They employed an 11-year-old house servant.
By 1861 the family had moved to St Bernard's Road (then called St John's Road): James (35), described as a carpenter & joiner, was living there with his wife Emily (31) and five of their children: James (13), who was an errand boy, and Emily (11), Frank (6), Elizabeth (4), and Kate (1). Their next daughter Angelina was born later that year.
Their eldest son James Slatter junior died in 1862:
† James Slatter junior died at Plantation Road at the age of 14 on 11 January 1862 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 16 January (burial recorded in the parish register of Ss Giles's Church).
This gravestone was probably put up in 1862 after young James's death, as his name appears first.
Their baby daughter Angelina Slatter died at the age of nine months less than three months later and was buried in St Sepulchre's Cemetery on 2 May 1862, but no mention is made of her on the gravestone.
In 1862 Plantation Road was taken out of the parish of St Giles and became part of the new parish of Ss Philip & James. Their daughter Ellen was born there in 1863, Annie in 1864, and Harriet in 1866. Harriet Alice Slatter only lived five weeks and was buried in St Sepulchre's Cemetery on 1 December 1866, and again is not mentioned on the gravestone. Their last child Louisa was born there in 1869.
In 1870 James Slatter became the first leaseholder of 165 Kingston Road. At the time of the 1871 census James (45), described as a carpenter, was living there with his wife Emily (41) and five of their children: Frank (16), who was a pupil teacher, and Kate (11), Georgina (7), Annie (5), and Louisa (1).
Their daughter Kate was married in 1880:
- On 2 December 1880 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Kate Slatter (21) of Kingston Road married Peter John Charles De La Mare (25), a compositor of Kingston Road who was born in Guernsey, the son of Peter Bishop De La Mare.
In 1881 James (55) now described as a master carpenter employing one man and one boy, was living at 10 Kingston Road with Emily (51) and four of their children: Emily (31); Elizabeth (23), who was an assistant in a fancy repository; Annie (15), who was unemployed; and Louisa (11), who was still at school. Their son Frank (26) who was a certificated teacher and their daughter Ellen (17) who was an assistant teacher were living together at the School House in Islip, near Thrapston, Northants.
Their daughter Emily was married soon after that census:
- On 16 April 1881 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Emily Amelia Slatter (31) of Kingston Road married the widower Richard Lane (40), a plumber of 55 Beadwell Road, Forest Hill, Lewisham, the son of the wood broker John Lane.
Their son Frank was married in 1882:
- On 14 October 1882 at St Aldate's Church, Frank Slatter (27), described as a certificated teacher of Bliss, Norfolk, married Jane Lamburn (25) of St Aldate's, the daughter of the farmer Richard Lamburn.
By 1888 the family had moved to Walton Well Road, and two of their daughters were married from that address in the late 1880s:
- On 15 January 1888 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Annie Ursula Slatter (22) married
Joseph Shillingford (32), a college servant of St Peter-in-the East parish and the son of the tobacconist Thomas Shillingford.
- On 4 August 1889 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Ellen Georgina Mary Slatter (26) married
Charles Kinman (26), an ironmonger of Gordon Square, London;
By 1891 James (65), who was described as a builder and employer, was living at 8 (possibly an error for 4) Walton Well Road with his wife Emily (60) and their servant girl. Their daughter Elizabeth (32) was a manageress (art needlework) living over a large draper's shop at 9, 11, & 13 Kings Road, Portsmouth. Their youngest daughter Louisa (21) was paying a visit to the Ireland family in Thrapston, Northants on census night. Three months later she married their son William:
- On 7 July 1891 at Ss Philip & James Church, Oxford, Louisa Kate Slatter (21) of 4 Walton Well Road married
William John Ireland (26), a solicitor's clerk of Holbeach, Lincolnshire and the son of the organist John Ireland.
In 1901 James (75) was working as a carpenter and was living at 4 Walton Well Road with his wife Emily (71) and their granddaughter (Annie's daughter) Mary Shillingford (12). Their only unmarried child, Elizabeth (40) was still a shop assistant living over same draper's shop in Portsmouth.
James Slatter was described as a retired builder at the time of his death in 1906:
† James Slatter died at 4 Walton Well Road at the age of 80 on 17 January 1906 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 20 January (burial recorded in the parish register of Ss Giles's and Ss Philip & James's Church).
His effects came to £1,334 10s. 3d., and his executors were his son Frank, described as a certificated teacher, and his unmarried daughter Elizabeth.
His wife Emily died in 1910:
† Mrs Emily Slatter née Hemmings died at 4 Walton Well Road at the age of 80 on … July 1910 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 12 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's and probably Ss Philip & James's Church).
Surviving children of James & Emily Slatter
- Emily Amelia Slatter, Mrs Lane (born 1849/50) was living at 1 Herschell Road, Forest Hill, Lewisham in 1891 with her husband Richard Lane (52), who was a plumber, and their son John Richard Lane (9), and Emily's stepdaughter Selina Lane (14), who was a dressmaker. Emily and Richard appear to have separated, as In 1901 Richard (60) was at home in Herschel Road with their son John (19), who was a machine draughtsman, and his daughter Selina (24). In 1911 he was living at Christ's Hospital, Sussex with his daughter Selina (34), who kept house for him: he still described himself as married.
- Frank Slatter (born 1855) was a certificated teacher in 1891 living at School House, Church Lane, Islip, Northants with his wife Jane and their children James (7), Reginald (6), Ida (4), and Cecil (2). Frank (46) was still the village schoolmaster there in 1901, living in the School House with Jane (43) and James (17), who was an apprentice grocer & ironmonger; Reginald (16), who was a clerk at the iron furnaces; Ida (14), who was an assistant school teacher; and Cecil (12), Emily (9), and Alexander (5). Frank Slatter died at Islip, Northants at the age of 81 on 5 April 1936. His effects came to £786 2s. 5d., and his executors were his son Alexander, who was a postmaster, and his widowed daughter Emily.
- Elizabeth Sarah Slatter (born 1857) never married. She was living at 71 Iffley Road, Oxford when she died at St John's Home, St Mary's Road Oxford on 10 March 1948. Her effects came to £3,062 12s. 3d., and her bank acted as her executor.
- Kate Slatter, Mrs De La Mare (born 1859) was living at 8 Beef Lane, St Ebbe's in 1881 with her husband Peter De La Mare, who was a printer compositor, and their three-month-old daughter Lillian, plus a boarder. In 1891 Kate (31), who was now a milliner, was living in her father's former house at 165 Kingston Road with her husband Peter (35) and their children Lilian (10), Hilda (5), Kate (4), John (2), plus a boarder and a servant. In 1901 Kate (42) was living at 14 Walton Crescent with John (45), who was now a printer's overseer, and Hilda (15), Kate (14), and John (12), again with a boarder. Kate (51) and Peter (55) were still at that address with their servant in 1911, and Peter, who was now a superannuated printer, was now a confectioner, tobacconist, and toy trader. Kate De La Mare died at 133 Windmill Road, Headington at the age of 72 on 9 July 1931. Her effects came to £614 10s. 11d., and her husband was her executor.
- Ellen Georgina Mary Slatter, Mrs Kinman (born 1863) was living at 13 Thornhill Square, Islington in 1891 with her husband Charles Kinman, and both were described as lampshade manufacturers. In 1901 Ellen (37) was living at Kiln House, Foxcombe, Sunningwell with her husband Charles (37), who was still a silk lampshade manufacturer, and their son Thomas Hilary Kinman (7) and their daughters Winifred Mary Kinman (5) and Gertrude Kinman (3). In 1911 Ellen (47), who was running a fish business, was living at 86 South Richmond Road, Wandsworth with her daughters Winifred (15), who was an apprentice milliner, and Gertrude (Drina) (13), plus a servant. She described herself as married, but her husband was not with her. Ellen died at 31 Beaumont Street, Oxford at the age of 85 on 7 June 1948. Her effects came to £629 8s. 6d., and her executor was her daughter Mrs Drina Mary Sharpe.
- Annie Ursula Slatter, Mrs Shillingford (born 1864) was living at Exeter House, Iffley Road in 1891 with her husband Joseph, who was a college servant (assistant steward), and their daughter Annie (2), plus two young servants. At the time of the 1901 census her husband was still a college servant in Oxford, but they spent census night with their daughter Annie at The Solent at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. In 1911 Annie (44) was running a university lodging house at 48 High Street, Oxford and living there with her husband Joseph (58), who was still a college servant, and their daughters Mary (22) and Madeline (22), plus one boarder and a servant. Annie died at 76 Ladies Mile Road, Brighton at the age of 83 on 31 August 1948. Her effects came to £485 11s. 4d., and her bank was her executor.
- Louisa Kate Slatter, Mrs Ireland (born 1869) was living in Albert Street, Holbeach, Lincolnshire in 1901 with her husband William Ireland , who was a Registrar's Clerk at the County Court, and their daughter Lilian Kathleen Ireland (7). Her husband died at Holbeach at the age of 43 in 1908, and by the time of the 1911 census Louisa (40) was back in Oxford, keeping a lodging house at 54 Walton Crescent, Oxford, where she lived with her daughter Madeline (7) and two boarders. Louisa Kate Ireland died at Haslemere, The Rise, Sunningdale, Berkshire on 9 January 1949 at the age of 79. Her effects came to £1,676 5s. 7d., and her executor was her daughter Lilian.