Family History

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Born: 1868/1869 Stedham

Father: George Wild

Mother: Ann White

Died: 4/5/1956 Harting

Buried: Harting churchyard. Headstone for him and Annie

Married: 29/8/1893 All Saints, Rotherhithe. Witnessed by Frederick William Bullock and Henry Colwell. Fathers given as George Wild dealer and Henry Colwell contractor. Georgefs occupation tailor and residence Petersfield. Annie residing 2 Hough Road, Rotherhithe

Spouse: Annie Elizabeth Colwell

Born; 11/9/1865 Rotherhithe

Parents: Henry and Mary Colwell

Baptised: 24/12/1865 All Saints Rotherhithe from Cmmercial Street, Rotherhithe. Father Henry a carpenter

Died: 4/5/1949 Harting aged 81

Children: Jack Douglas Wild b 1894 Harting,

Dorothy Mary Wild b 1895 Harting

1881 census: George living Stedham Common. Father George a publican and coal merchant

1891 census: Residing East Harting Road, Harting on his own, occupation: tailor. Annie living with her family 2 Plough Rd, Rotherhithe. Her father Henry was from Buriton, possibly how she and George met.

1901 census: Residing The Square, Harting. Occupation: tailor. Boarder Fred Turner, 27, tailor (from Liss) lwith them

1911 census: Residing South Harting. Occupation: master tailor. Ssiter-in-law Amelia May Colwell 24 with them. 5 roomed house (excluding bathroom)

1919: Residing Heatherbank, South Harting (from CWGC record)


Jack Douglas Wild

Born: 1894 Harting

Father: George Wild

Mother: Annie Elizabeth Colwell

Baptised: 1/7/1894 Harting

Died: 21/1/1919 commemorated on1914-1918 Karachi War memorial. Lieutenant on 4th Bttn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

1911 census: Boarder at Norlen, New Street, Horsham. Occupation: bank clerk

1915: medal roll card records he went to France 28/7/1915. Commissioned 28/11/1915 in 3rd Bttn..

There is a window in Harting church commemorating Jack Douglas Wild.

Dorothy Mary Wild

Born: 1895 Harting

Father: George Wild

Mother: Annie Elizabeth Colwell

Baptised: 22/9/1895 Harting

Married: 1918 Midhurst district

Spouse: Alfred J Roberts

Children: Antony J Roberts born 1919 Midhurst district

1911 census: Residing with parents. Occupation: pupil teacher County Council schools