ALICE AMELIA WIEDHOFT was born on 7th January 1869 in Holborn, London, Although I do not have any documentary evidence to support her birth date yet, (it would seem more likely to be 1867). we know that it was about this time, and to this family. Father: William Daniel WIEDHOFFT (1828-1893) Mother: Elizabeth BRIDGMAN (1832-1892) The first mention that I have of her is in the 1871 census.
3rd March 1868 Grandmother Martha (Baker) Wiedhofft died in Clerkenwell Workhouse.
3rd September 1870 Brother Alfred Albert Wiedhoft was born at 31 Baldwins Gardens Holborn. and the family were still at this address the following April when the census was taken
|1871 Census 31, Baldwins Gardens, St Andrews, Holborn|
|William Fleming||Son||11||Scholar||City of London|
|\||William Bridgman||Head||Widow||64||Carpenter||Hants Basingstoke|
|Amelia Do||Grandaur||15||Bookfolder||Middlesex,St Andrew|
|\||William Wiedhoft||Head||Mar||42||Mechanic||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Wife||Mar||38||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Daur||Unm||15||Boxmaker||Do Do|
|William Do||Son||Unm||14||Scholar||Do Clerkenwell|
|Edwin Do||Son||11||Do||Do St Andrews|
|Emily Do||Daur||8||Do||Do Do|
|Arthur Do||Son||6||Do||Do Do|
|Alice Do||Daur||4||Do||Do Do|
|Alfred Do||Son||7m||Do Do|
21st May 1873 brother Albert Ernest Wiedhoft was born in Holborn.
12th July 1875 sister Elizabeth Agnes married James Samuel Peck in Holborn.
17th May 1875 brother William Edward Frederick married Johanna Sullivan, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Holborn.
|1881 Census Dwelling: 15 Cyrus St Census Place: Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England Source: FHL Film 1341075 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0346 Folio 18 Page 14|
|William WIEDHOFT||Head||M||52||F ??||Turner (Wood)||Soho|
|Elizabeth WIEDHOFT||Wife||M||48||F||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Edwin WIEDHOFT||Son||U||20||M||No Occupation||Holborn, Middlesex,|
|Emily WIEDHOFT||Daur||U||18||F||Perfumer (M C)||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Arthur WIEDHOFT||Son||U||16||M||Standard Office Printer||Holborn, Middlesex,|
|Alice WIEDHOFT||Daur||13||F||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Alfred WIEDHOFT||Son||11||M||Scholar||Holborn, Middlesex|
|Albert WIEDHOFT||Son||7||M||Scholar||Holborn, Middlesex|
11th December 1883 Sister Emily married Edward Hewitt at St Pancras Register Office.
23th August 1888 Alice Amelia (20) married baker Sydney William Smith (21) in St Pancras Parish Church in the presence of Edward Hewitt and Florence Norton. Sydney was born 4 December 1867.
JUST FOUR DAYS LATER 27th August 1888 Alice's brother Edwin (28) falls from window of Sun Fire Office. Threadneedle St and dies of a fracture of the skull and other injuries.
25th May 1890 brother Alfred Albert married 18 year old Eliza Frances Griffiths in St Lukes, Old Street.
24th February 1889 daughter Elizabeth Rosina SMITH is born in St Pancras, London
1st February 1891 daughter Alice Harriet Amelia SMITH is born in St Pancras, London
|1891 Census 117 Charlton St St Pancras|
|Sydney W Smith||Head||M||24||Baker (journeyman)||London St Lukes|
|Alice A "||wife||"||23||Middlesex|
|Elizabeth R||Daur||2||St Pancras|
|Alice H A||Daur||2mo||St Pancras|
12th December 1892 Alice's mother Elizabeth dies at home in Seaford Rd St Pancras. Alice was in attendance during her final illness and registered the death. Her address was 117 Charlton St, St Pancras
9th February 1893 Alice's father William dies at home in Seaford Rd. St Pancras, Alice was again in attendance and registered the death. Her address was still 117 Charlton St, St Pancras
8th March 1893 daughter Henrietta Harriet Emily SMITH is born in St Pancras, London
28th May 1893 brother Arthur Henry married 19 year old Christobel Alice Chambers in St Peters Church, Saffron Hill, Holborn.
14th March 1897 brother Albert married Ada Miriam Chaffey in St.Giles, Bloomsbury, London.
15th March 1899 daughter Flora Agnes SMITH is born in St Pancras, London
|1901 Census 107 Charlton St. St Pancras, London|
|Sidney Wm Smith||Head||M||35||M||Wreath Makers Porter||London, City|
|Alice Amelia Smith||Wife||M||33||F||London, Holborn|
|Elizabeth R Smith||Daur||12||F||London St Pancras|
|Alice Amelia Smith||Daur||10||F||London St Pancras|
|Harriet Smith||Daur||8||F||London St Pancras|
|Flora Agnes Smith||Daur||2||F||London St Pancras|
25th May 1905 daughter Evaline Frances Margaret SMITH is born.
31st July 1910 daughter Elizabeth marries Frederick George Ernest Torrance at All Saints Church, Camden Town.
|1911 Census 5 Queen St, Camden Town, St Pancras. (tenement 2 rooms)|
|Sidney William Smith||Head||45||Married||23||Baker (Journeyman)||Worker||London (city)|
|Alice Amelia Smith||Wife||43||Married||23||5||5||0||London (Holborn)|
|Alice Harriet Amelia Smith||Daughter||20||Single||-||-||-||-||Tailoress||Worker||Somers Town|
|Harriet Emily Smith||Daughter||18||Single||-||-||-||-||Tailoress||Worker||Somers Town|
|Flora Agnes Smith||Daughter||12||Single||-||-||-||-||School||Somers Town|
|Evaliyn Francis Margurite Smith||Daughter||5||Single||-||-||-||-||School||Somers Town|
10 August 1913 grand-daughter Alice Florence Agnes TORRENCE is born 1914-1918 FIRST WORLD WAR YEARS
20 May 1917 grandson Alfred Torrence was born
15 April 1922 daughter Harriet Emily married Charles Huthwaite at St Pancras Parish Church. As the details below show many family members were photographed here.
1 Alfred W E T Torrence 1917-1986 2 Charles Huthwaite (Groom) 1896-1949 3 Harriet Emily Smith (Bride) 1893-1976 4 Evelyn Francis Margaret Smith 1905-2000 5 Emily (Wiedhoft) Hewitt 1862-1943 6 Alice Harriet Amelia Smith 1891-1952 7 A friend 8 Elizabeth Rosina (Smith) Torrence 1881-1962 9 Frederick George Ernest Torrence 1890-1964 10 Not known 11 Sydney William Smith (Brides father) 1867-1928 12 Not known 13 Ted Hewitt 1859-1937 14 Alice Amelia (Wiedhoft) Smith (Brides Mother) 1867-1925 15 Bill Hewitt 1886-before 1966 16 Not known 17 Elizabeth (Wiedhoft) Peck 1855-1933 18 Ted Wiedhoft (flat cap) but who is he? 19 Alice Florence Agnes Torrence 1913 20 Flora (Smith) Webster 21 Flora Agnes Smith 1899-1984 (married Frederick Prior)
25 December 1923 daughter Flora Agnes (24) marries Frederick PRIOR
7 December 1925 Alice Amelia dies.
"I was told how on the afternoon that Alice Amelia died her sisters had called to see her. Dr Hazel was called to see Alice and have his nip of brandy, which he always prescribed for her. (Only the best mind you!) which he had to try when he attended Alice in the night. When he left her sisters stayed but sent their husbands home. Alice died about 11.30pm with her sisters at her side. After her husband Sydney had kissed her she was laid out by her sisters and daughter. She had died from CVA. (cerebrovascular accident) She had asked to be laid to rest in Abney Park near her family. It was a cold winter day and set for later afternoon, the horse drawn hearse arrived but there was snow on the ground. The horse had a hard time pulling in such bad conditions, at one time Sydney got out of the coach to help with the horses, as he feared for their safety (his father had died as the result of an accident with a horse). The funeral arrived late at Abney Park and the gravediggers said the conditions were too bad, and as it was getting dark that she should not be placed in the grave that day. They said she would have to lay in the chapel overnight and the family could attend the following day. But Sydney placed a pound or two in the hand of one of the gravediggers and the interment took place in the gathering gloom, and yet again the family took their places in the carriages for the long slip and slide home in the dark. Aunt Eva would always remember the large size of the feet of the gravedigger and the grave to the left of her mother of a young girl aged 22 and she said I will die at 22 but she lived to be 95,and I nursed her at home till death and she was cremated with her ashes being put with her sisters at Golders Green." Jean M Alderton
15th December 1925 The burial of Alice Amelia took place at Abney Park Cemetery and the burial records show Age 56 Plot Details 143662FO3-7S10
11th February 1928 Sydney Smith dies.
17 February 1928 Sydney was buried at Abney Park Cemetery and the burial records show Age 61y Plot Details 147482 F03 7S13
Elizabeth Rosina 1889
Alice Harriet Amelia 1891
Harriet Emily 1893
Flora Agnes 1899
Evaline Frances Margaret 1905
The picture above was taken next to the new church in Baldwins Gardens at sometime after it was consecrated in May 1862. As the 1861 enumerator listed 12, 13 & 14 as the site of the new church and this is the house next to the church, is this number 11, or 15?. Photo Samuel A Walker 230 Regent St. W (London Post Office Directories only list them at this address between 1879-95)
Daughters Alice & Eva Smith