The Oliver Family

The earliest 'Oliver' I have found is John Oliver , who was born in Kingsland, Herefordshire in 1801.

John Oliver

John married Mary Ann Bowen

They had 6 children:

  1. Mary Ann ( b. 1836 )
  2. John ( b. 1837 at Kingsland - d. 1911 at Bishops Frome )
  3. Joseph ( b. 1841 )
  4. James ( b. 1843 )
  5. Emma ( b. 1844 )
  6. William ( b. 1848 )

John died 1884.


John Oliver

John was born 1837 at Kingsland.

John married Emma Craddock at The Parish Church, Bishops Frome on 26 Dec 1865

They had 8 children:

  1. Walter C
  2. Sarah ( b. 1867 at Bishops Frome )
  3. Emma
  4. John
  5. James
  6. Jane
  7. Joseph ( b. 1881 at Bishops Frome )
  8. George ( b. 1885 at Bishops Frome )

He lived:

  • 1837  at Kingsland
  • 1841  at West Town, Kingsland
  • 1851  at Livington Cottage, Acton Beauchamp
  • 1861  at Hilton, Worfield, Bridgnorth
  • 1871  at Stanley Hill, Castle Frome
  • 1881  at Upper Wootton No 2, Bishops Frome
  • 1891  at Upper Wootton #1, Bishops Frome
  • 1901  at Hall Court Lodge, Bishops Frome
  • 1911  at Halmonds Frome, Bishops Frome

John died 1911 at Bishops Frome.


Sarah Oliver

Sarah was born 1867 at Bishops Frome.

She had a 'base-born' child:

  1. Walter William ( b. 5 Jan 1885 at Upper Wootton No 2, Bishops Frome - d. 18 Nov 1965 at Hereford County Hospital, Stonebow Road, Hereford )

Sarah then married John Jenkins

They had 5 children:

  1. Florence Merina Anne ( b. 1894 - d. 1989 )
  2. Lilian Olive ( b. 1896 )
  3. Isabel
  4. Rosa Dorothy
  5. Ethel Sarah

Walter William Oliver

Walter was born 5 Jan 1885 at Upper Wootton No 2, Bishops Frome.

Walter married Lucy Anne Jenkins at St. Mary's Church, Much Cowarne on 27 Nov 1916

They had 6 children:

  1. George Frederick ( b. 26 Dec 1919 at Mennals Cottage, Kimbolton - d. 20 Jan 1975 at Orpington Hospital, Orpington )
  2. Walter John ( b. 26 Jun 1921 at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome - d. 13 Jun 1977 at Hereford General Hospital, Hereford )
  3. Winnifred Annie ( b. 12 Jan 1923 at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome - d. 16 Apr 1986 at The Heath, Little Cowarne )
  4. Thomas Ashworth ( b. 2 Jun 1924 at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome - d. 23 Jan 1985 at Hereford )
  5. Charles William ( b. 20 Jul 1926 at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome - d. 5 Nov 2006 at Hereford )
  6. Robert Leslie ( b. 6 Jan 1929 at Capon Bridge, Much Cowarne - d. 23 Dec 1993 at Hereford General Hospital, Hereford )

He lived:

  • 5 Jan 1885  at Upper Wootton No 2, Bishops Frome
  • 1891  at Upper Wootton No 2, Bishops Frome
  • 1901 Indoor servant at bakery, from census at Batchfield No 3, Bishops Frome
  • 7 Jul 1903 Labourer, as in Army records when joined at Bishops Frome
  • 6 Jul 1905 Transferred to RASC reserve, as in Army records at Cork, Ireland
  • 26 Mar 1906  at Pucknill Farm, Clows Top, Rock, Bewdley
  • 1911 Coal Miner Hewer, from census at 127 Jubilee Terrace, Tredegar
  • Bef 5 Aug 1914  at Army Barracks, Tipperary, Ireland
  • 6 Aug 1914 Mobilised at Dublin, Ireland
  • 13 Aug 1914 - 27 Nov 1917 With B.E.F. at France
  • 27 Nov 1916  at Primrose Cottage, Much Cowarne
  • 9 Mar 1919  at Primrose Cottage, Much Cowarne
  • 26 Dec 1919  at Mennals Cottage, Kimbolton
  • 26 Jun 1921  at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome
  • 12 Jan 1923  at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome
  • 2 Jun 1924  at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome
  • 20 Jul 1926  at Birchend Lodge, Castle Frome
  • 6 Jan 1929  at Capon Bridge, Much Cowarne
  • 29 Sep 1939  at Hop Kiln, Millend Farm, Castle Frome
  • 18 Nov 1965  at Hillside Cottage, Pencombe
Photograph of Walter and Lucy Oliver Photograph of Walter and Lucy Oliver

Photographs of Walter and Lucy Oliver

Walter died 18 Nov 1965 at Hereford County Hospital, Stonebow Road, Hereford, and was buried 1965 at Pencombe Cemetary, Pencombe.