Personal and family information:
Edward and Amy Barker; husband of Lily Quilter (formerly Barker), of 2,
Marion Villas, Oldchurch Rd., Romford. [CWGC]
Census. This Romford born man was an
off licence holder in Camberwell, South East London. His wife, Lily, three years older than him,
aged 32, assisted him in the running of the business. At that time they had
two children, Lilian Amy, aged 7, and Edward Leslie, aged 5, who were both at
school. Staying with them on the night
of the census was a visitor and monthly nurse, Emma Langstone, aged 64, from
Maldon Essex. The family were all born
Census. Records Lilly Langstone b. 1879 Dagenham, daughter of George &
Emma, living Chigwell.
(erroneously) as absent voter at The Bull on the 1918 Electoral Register
(because he had died) [ERO C/E 2/1/1].
of daughter at St Laurence Blackmore: 31 January 1913.
Doris Emma, daughter of Albert Edward & Lily Barker, Licensed
Victualler. [ERO 266/1/17]
Directory 1914 records the landlord of The Bull Blackmore as Albert Edward
Barker. In 1917 we find the landlady
as publican: Mrs Lily Barker.
[http://www.deadpubs.co.uk/EssexPubs/Blackmore/bull.shtml]. Given the trade undertaken in the 1911
census this appears to be the link between the man and Blackmore.
Albert’s death Lily remarried and moved presumably from Blackmore back to Romford.
Her surname was Quilter.