Blencowe (Walcot) Louisa Sophia S

louisa sophiA s BLENCOWE (Walcot)

Father Nm: John Walcot 1821

Mother Nm: Mary Sophia Walcot 1821

Marriage Dt:

K comments: Sons Edward Prowett served as a Colonel RASC, Charles Bernard  Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy and John Walcot an Army Chaplain. Daughter Cecilia was a Voluntary Aid Nurses in West Kirby Depot. 1687 Cheshire.

Spouse comments: Rev Alfred James Blencowe (1848-1928

Children: Edward Prowett 1877, Alfred P 1879, Charle B 1880, Richard S 1885, John W 1887, Allan H 1888,  Edith C  1890, Evelyn M 1895

BORN 1851 Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire
1851 Census Upton upon Severn
  1. John Walcot 30
  2. Mary Sophia Walcot 30
  3. Mary Harriet Walcot 5
  4. Owen Charles Walcot 4
  5. Catherine Elizath Walcot 3
  6. John Phillipps Walcot 1
  7. Sophia Louisa Walcot 7 Mo
1901 Census Hoylake cum West Kirby Cheshire
  1. Blencowe Alfred James Head Clergyman 1849 Marston St Lawrence 52
  2. Blencowe Edith C Dau F 1890 Chester 11
  3. Blencowe Evelyn M Dau F 1892 West Kirby 9
  4. Blencowe Richard S Son M 1885 Northwich 16
  5. Blencowe Louisa SS Wife F 1851 Kempsey Worcs. 50
  6. Blencowe Alfred P W Son Apprentice Insurance Officer M 1879 Northwich 22
  7. Blencowe John W Son M 1887 Northwich 14
  8. Blencowe Alan H Son M 1888 Chester 13
Voluntary Red Cross Nurse

Grandson Peter Blencowe provided first information regarding his Mother and sister serving as VAD Nurses.

  • VAD Nurse for 4300 hrs at The Larches Kidderminster and The Beeches, Bournville. Home address is given as 21 Northumberland Avenue, Kidderminster.
The Beeches at Bournville one time WW1 recuperation site
  • Hartlebury Castle Red Cross Hospital 2200 Hrs. Hartlebury Castle, between Worcester and Kidderminster, was a Red Cross VAD convalescent hospital from June 1915.  Run by two wealthy sisters, the castle was used as a place for soldiers to rest and recuperate. VADs were established in buildings converted into hospitals and were staffed by volunteers alongside trained nurses. Agatha Christie, Vera Brittain, Amelia Earhart and Freya Stark were among them and of course our own Rose Ellen Barber.
No date on this Photo of VAD nursing staff at Hartlebury Castle but just maybe Rose Ellen is in this Photo.

This is the actual medal and dress appendages that Rose wore, photographed and sent by her Grandson Colin Barber.

The back of Rose Barbers Red Cross medal
Voluntary Service Medal
Rose Ellens full uniform and bronze shoulder badges plus her service medals
  • 17 Mar 1924 Death of Husband Alfred Thomas Barber(1869–1924)
    • Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England.
DEATH 1961 KidderminsteR
Rose Ellen lived in this house during WW1 .
Rose Ellen Barber and Lionel Hector Barber from grandson Colin Barber. Taken sometime after WW1.
Rose Ellens record index from Find My Past website