Isaac WEST (1857-1942)
and Susan BACK (1860-?)
Isaac West and Susan Back married by banns
December 1880 at St. Peter's in Brighton. He was then a 23 year
bachelor and carpenter of 40 Cobden Road, Brighton and she a 21 year old
spinster of 16 Oxford Street, Brighton. Their fathers were named as
Jesse West and George Back. The
witnesses to their marriage were Jesse West and
Kate West. The bride, groom and witnesses all signed their
names. (They were not my direct ancestors, but they were the 2x Great
Grandparents of Darren Randall, to whom I am grateful for
providing much of the additional details about this family. Susan's
father was the brother of my 3x Great Grandmother.)
Isaac West was born on 18 December 1857 at 33 Red Cross Street, Brighton and was the
son of Jesse West (c1828-1896) and
(1830-1898). He died on 16 December 1942 in New South Wales,
Australia. When the 1861 census was
recorded Isaac was 3 years old and living with his parents at 18 Wellington
Terrace in Brighton. His father was then a carpenter and joiner and
his mother a laundress. By 1871 he was a 13 year old scholar and
living with his parents at 40 Cobden Road, Brighton.
was born on 29 January 1860 at 11 Gloucester Street in Brighton. She
was the daughter of
At the time of her birth her father was a bricklayer's labourer. Her
mother registered her birth on 8 March 1860. Susan was baptised on 11 March 1860 at St. Nicholas, Brighton. She was a
year old at the time of the 1861 census and living with her parents.
When the 1881 census was
recorded the couple were living at 52 Beaconsfield Road, Preston, Sussex and
Isaac was a carpenter. By 1891 the couple and their 4 children were
living at 2 Richmond Gardens in Brighton and Isaac was a carpenter and
joiner. In 1901 the family were living at 40 Islingword Place,
Isaac West and Susan Back had 8 known children:
West was born in 1882 in Brighton. She was a 9 year
old scholar in 1891. In 1901 she was an unmarried 19 year old
laundress and living at home with her parents.
West was born in the first quarter of 1884 in Brighton.
In 1891 she was a 7 year old scholar.
Alice married William Stephen Lipscombe
1905 in St. Saviours Church, Brighton. (Their marriage was
registered in the Steyning registration district in the fourth quarter.)
West was born in third quarter of 1886 in Brighton (or Eastbourne as per the
1901 census). She was a 6 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901
she was a 16 year old laundress and living at home.
Ernest Alfred Cole in 1906 at the Belgrave Street Church in Brighton.
She/they became USA citizen(s).
Elizabeth Florence West was born in the second quarter of 1887
and died in the fourth quarter of 1888, in Brighton.
Thomas West was born 28 September 1889 at 2 Richmond Gardens in Brighton.
He died in 1976 in Sydney NSW.
He was a year old at the time of the 1891 census. In 1901 he was
11 years old.
Isaac married Gwladys Eveline Walter.
Gwladys was born on 13 January 1890 and died on 11 March 1944.
Thanks to Darren for the following about his great grandfather:
Isaac Thomas West came to Australia as a young man and was sugar cane cutting in Ingham, Queensland when WW1 broke out. He travelled the 120km south to
Townsville and enlisted and served in France as a private in the 4th
Pioneer Battalion, 1st AIF. Returned to Australia in 1919. Now, he
must have made a good impression whilst on leave in England as shortly
thereafter his wife to be - Gwladys Eveline Walter arrived and he
married her virtually straight off of the boat. (Her address on the
marriage certificate WAS the boat she arrived on!!) One of their
children was Nancy Evison West - my grandmother. Isaac Thomas got the
name Nancy from the town in France, but he wouldn't elaborate on what
happened there that made the name stick! Isaac Thomas West then again
served in the 2nd AIF as a Warrant Officer in Sydney before his age
retirement at the end of the war.
Herbert George West was born in the fourth quarter of 1892 in
Brighton. In 1901 he was 8 years old. He died on 14 November
West was born in the fourth quarter of 1896 in Brighton.
He was 4 years old in 1901.
May West was born in the second quarter of 1898 in Brighton.
She died on 29 July 1960.
She was 3 years old at the time of the 1901 census.
Ernest Philip Carter.
like to thank Darren Randall for filling in some of the
details about the above family. Unfortunately, Darren does not have any
photos of the family, so if anyone out there in wwwland does, could we
have copies please?