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Family of Nicholas William BICKFORD and Margaret Vine WATTS

Husband: Nicholas William BICKFORD (bap.1835, d.1921)
Wife: Margaret Vine WATTS (1838-1930)
Children: George Gordon BICKFORD (1862-1938)
John Edgar Jenkin BICKFORD (1864-1940)
Maria Rhoda M BICKFORD (1866- )
Ernest Melville BICKFORD (1868-1943)
Ethel BICKFORD (1870-1877)
Nicholas William BICKFORD (1871-1949)
Cecil Norman BICKFORD (1872-1938)
Sydney Vivian BICKFORD (1874-1874)
Frederick James BICKFORD (1875- )
Clarence Hilda Duncalf BICKFORD (1877-1950)
Douglas Claude BICKFORD (1879?-1881)
Leonard Wallace BICKFORD (1881-1964)
Marriage 16 Jul 1859 St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, England

Husband: Nicholas William BICKFORD

Name: Nicholas William BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Father: George BICKFORD (bap.1805, d.1842)
Mother: Matilda JENKING (bap.1809, d.1897)
Baptism 25 Dec 1835 St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, England
Death 6 Oct 1921 Maidenhead, England
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Wife: Margaret Vine WATTS

Name: Margaret Vine WATTS
Sex: Female
Father: James Gordon WATTS (bap.1804, d.aft1891)
Mother: Maria THOMAS (1806- )
Birth 24 Jun 1838 Truro, Cornwall, England
Death 24 Feb 1930 (age 91) Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
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Child 1: George Gordon BICKFORD

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George Gordon BICKFORD

Name: George Gordon BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Caroline HILL (1866-1906)
Birth Q2 1862 Falmouth R.D.
GENERAL frm 5 May 1876 to 4 May 1883 (age 13-21)
was apprenticed to his father during which he time he sailed to the East Indies on the 'Burdwan'
GENERAL frm 1882 to 1923 (age 19-61)
continued his love affair with the sea. He sailed on the 'Celin' from Falmouth with a cargo of wheat but they were run down off Start Point by a steamer. The crew were saved by climbing aloft and gaining the deck of the steamer by way of the topsail yards. The pilot Mr J. Collins and one seaman were drowned. In 1887 George passed his Masters Certificate in Plymouth. Between 1887 and 1892 he sailed on the 'Antares' to the East Indies, the 'Vasongada' to North America, Greenland, Iceland, Mediterranean, Black Sea and the Adriatic, on the 'Rugby' to Brazil, River Plate and other unidentified foreign ports, and also on the 'County of Edinburgh' to the East Indies by which time he had risen to the rank of First Mate.
From 1893 all ships that George served with were of the Chellew Line. He spent most of the following five years sailing to the Mediterranean on the 'Cornubia'. Between 1898 and 1903 he sailed with the 'Penwith' to unidentified foreign ports, the Mediterranean, and around the British coast. His wife, Caroline, sailed with him as Stewardess when he was the Master of the ‘Penwith’ in 1900.
From 1903 to 1908 he sailed to the Mediterranean on the 'Pendarves'. The five years following that he was on board the 'Penare' sailing to Brazil, River Plate, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and Norway. His son Howard was cabin boy and on his first voyage in 1912.
Between 1913 and 1918 George was on the 'Penmorvah' sailing to the Mediterranean, East Indies, United States and other foreign ports. During the war it is possible that he was carrying munitions from America to le Havre and he may have been involved on a submarine repair ship at Murdos.
From 1918 to 1923 he sailed the 'Pengreep' to the United States, Brazil, and the Mediterranean as well as coasting.
Death 22 Jul 1938 (age 76) Pensilva, Liskeard, Cornwall, England
Burial 26 Jul 1938 Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 2: John Edgar Jenkin BICKFORD

Name: John Edgar Jenkin BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Annie STOYLE (1875?- )
Birth 5 May 1864 Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 21 Dec 1940 (age 76) Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 3: Maria Rhoda M BICKFORD

Name: Maria Rhoda M BICKFORD
Sex: Female
Birth Q1 1866 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 4: Ernest Melville BICKFORD

Name: Ernest Melville BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Elizabeth Mabel FRANCIS (1879?- )
Birth Q3 1868 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 1 Sep 1943 (age 74-75) Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 5: Ethel BICKFORD

Name: Ethel BICKFORD
Sex: Female
Birth 26 Mar 1870 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 17 Feb 1877 (age 6) St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 6: Nicholas William BICKFORD

Name: Nicholas William BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Lucinda BLAMEY (1871?-1960)
Birth Q3 1871 Falmouth, Cornwall, England
GENERAL 1910 (age 38-39)
reached the rank of Station Master in the Great Western Railway Company
Death 7 Oct 1949 (age 78) Penzance, Cornwall, England

Child 7: Cecil Norman BICKFORD

Name: Cecil Norman BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Bessie Maria FURZE (1878-1971)
Birth 7 Nov 1872 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 7 Apr 1938 (age 65) Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 8: Sydney Vivian BICKFORD

Name: Sydney Vivian BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Birth Feb 1874 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 30 Mar 1874 (age 0) St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 9: Frederick James BICKFORD

Name: Frederick James BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Emma GOLDSWORTHY (1876?- )
Spouse 2: Agnes Mary POPPLEWELL ( - )
Birth Q3 1875 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 10: Clarence Hilda Duncalf BICKFORD

Name: Clarence Hilda Duncalf BICKFORD
Sex: Female
Spouse: Robert Frederick MORTON ( - )
Birth Q2 1877 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 13 Dec 1950 (age 73) Redruth, Cornwall, England

Child 11: Douglas Claude BICKFORD

Name: Douglas Claude BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Birth Apr 1879 (cal) St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 6 Feb 1881 (age 1) St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Child 12: Leonard Wallace BICKFORD

Name: Leonard Wallace BICKFORD
Sex: Male
Birth 1881 St Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Death 13 Nov 1964 (age 82-83) Hungerford, England