The Family of Arthur Henry Wiedhofft

Arthur Henry Wiedhofft was born on the 27th October 1864 in 16 Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London, and he kept the ff in his name all his life.

3rd March 1868 Grandmother Martha (Baker) Wiedhofft died in Clerkenwell Workhouse.
7th January 1869 Sister Alice Amelia Wiedhoft was born
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
  Name Relation Condition Age Occupation Born
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  William Fleming Son 11 Scholar City of London
  Mary Do Daur 8 Do Do
  Ellen Do Daur 6 Do Do
\ 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
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ: Birthplace
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.

23rd August 1888 wedding of 19 year old sister Alice Amelia to Sydney Smith at St Pancras Church. It was at this time that Jack the Ripper was committing his gruesome murders in the locality, but terrible news was to come just 4 days after the wedding.

27 August 1888 Brother Edwin whilst adjusting a tarpaulin from an upstairs window of the Sun Fire Office in Threadneedle St. fell 40ft to the ground. He died 2 hours later that day in St Bartholomews Hospital from a fractured skull.

25th May 1890 brother Alfred Albert married 18 year old Eliza Frances Griffiths in St Lukes, Old Street.

1891 Census 4 Seaford Street, St Pancras, London Note he has the 2 f's back in the name
William Wiedhofft Head M 67 Die Maker Employed Soho
Elizabeth Do Wife M 63     Holborn
Arthur Do Son S 27 z   Do
Albert Do Son S 17 z   Do

12th December 1892 his mother (Elizabeth) died aged 60 of phthisis at home in 4 Seaford Street, St Pancras.

9th February 1893 his father (William Daniel) died at home (4, Seaford Street). The death certificate gave the cause of death as"Cardiac disease Exhaustion"

St Pers Saffron Hill On the 28th May 1893 at the age of 28 he married 19 year old Christobel Alice Chambers in St Peters Church, Saffron Hill, Holborn, she was the daughter of Richard and Arabella Chambers. She was born about 1874 in Holborn, London. Both gave their address as 17 Cross Street. Arthur is a printer with his father William deceased engineer and her father Richard a deceased stoker. All the spellings of Wiedhofft had 2 f's. Witnesses Thomas J? W Chambers & Jane Staddon

14th March 1897 brother Albert married Ada Miriam Chaffey in St.Giles, Bloomsbury, London.

Son Arthur H would have been born about 1894 (he was 7 in the 1901 census) but I have found no registration of his birth yet.

1899 Electoral Roll shows Arthur Henry Wiedhofft (with 2f's) at 14 Pine Street, Islington.

1901 Census 35 Victoria Dwellings, Clerkenwell.
Name Relation Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Arabella Chamber Head widow 69 M   London City
Arthur H Weedhoft Visitor M 37 M Lance Corporal 2nd Scottish Reserve London City
Christoble A Do Do M 27 F   Do   Do
Arthur H Do Do   7 M   Do    Do

Daughter Christobel Ethel was born on the on the 18th July 1902 in the Holborn registration district. (Registered as Wiedhofft )

Arthur Henry died in the December quarter of 1905 in Islington.

Christobel Wiedhofft & John Neagle

Christobel re-married on the 3rd of January 1909 in St Peters Church, Saffron Hill, Holborn again. John Charles Neagle (of the Royal Navy) was a 30 year old batchelor, son of a deceased soldier.

1911 Census 125 East Street Buildings, Baker Street, London, St Marylebone
Christobel Alice Neagle wife 37   2 1 1 none wife of John Neagle RN     Clerkenwell, London English
Elizabeth Rosiena Blanch Neagle daughter 1                 Portland, Dorset English
Thomas Jesse Randall adopted son 11                 Islington, London English
Christobel Ethel Wiedhoft daughter of previous marriage 8                 Islington, London English
Christobel's mother Arabella is still going strong at 79 in Islington. Not managed to find young Arthur again.

Daughter Christobel Ethel married James Goode in the December quarter of 1919 in West Ham (East London/Essex)

It looks like John C Neagle died in the Essex South Western registration district in the quarter of 1942 aged 62

Christobel A Neagle died in the June quarter of 1967 in Chatham, Kent age 93 (5F 222)



Arthur Henry Wiedhoft
b. Holborn 1864,
m. Christobel Alice Chambers
Holborn 1893
d. Islington 1905
Baldwins Gardens after 1862

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)


Daniel Chrystal Wiedhofft 1798 & Martha Baker,


William Daniel 1828 & Elizabeth Bridgman


William Edward Frederick 1857
Elizabeth Agnes 1855
Edwin Edgar 1860
Emily Mary Ann 1862
Alice Amelia 1869
Alfred Albert 1870
Albert Ernest 1873


Arthur H c1894
Christobel Ethel 1902

St Peters, Saffron Hill
  A view inside St Peters, Saffron Hill (Italian Church)