George's Story Two .............'''''''.............. ..1871 to 1903
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...............1871 George Musgrove Marries Emily Harris

We now come to the beginning of the family of George John Aitchinson Musgrove and Emily Sophia Harris. George and Emily Harris were married on the eleventh Oct 1871 at St Mary's Church Lambeth. The church is beside Lambeth Palace and is now a gardening museum. This was exactly one month after George's first wife Christiana's death. As Hamlet said when his mother married his uncle one month after his father's death "The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish the marriage tables". You will remember that George's first wife Christiana diedon the 11th of September and the burial would have been between one and three weeks from the date of death. The first of the Banns for George and Emily's wedding was read out on the 17th of September which means that immedeately after her death and before her funeral George was asking the vicar to arrange his wedding to Emily and going to church and listening to the banns being read. On top of everything else Emily's mother
Sophia Harris
sadly died on Monday 9th October 1871 just two days before her daughter's marriage to George. George and young Emily (she was 18) had a busy month three banns, two funerals and a wedding.

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Henry Cole and family remained living at Shepherds Place Kennington with Jessie Cole's sister Margaret Aitchison. In 1872 another son was born to Henry and Jessie. George Thomas Cole was Baptised with his older brother Walter Edmund at the church of St Mary the Less Princes Road Lambeth. In 1873 Margaret Aitchison married a local Widower George Bradford and they moved to Ingleborough Street Brixton.

                           Musgroves move to Balham


By 1874 George and Emily with five year old Christiana had moved to Balham which was then a London country suburb in Surrey. They lived at Bedford Lodge in Balham High Road fairly close to the newly opened railway station. The couple's first child George was born in September 1874 but tragically died after only eleven days. The death was reported by George's aunt Margaret Aitchison, who had married in 1873 George Bradford and was living locally. The Death Certificate shows the father's occupation as an Annuitant (a person who receives an annuity). This is the first mention of George receiving a regular income fron a trust fund. George normally showed his occupation as either a Gentleman or living on his own means.

George and Emily had their second child George John Musgrove on the 6th September 1875. The certificate shows that George's occupation is still "gentleman" and the family are still living at Bedford Lodge in Balham. He was baptised at St Marks Kennington on 22nd Sept 1875. He is the only child together with his step sister Christiana to have been baptised.

1875 James Banfield Moore Harris Marries Again & Again

Emily Musgrove's father, James Banfield Moore Harris, by 1874, had moved from Shepherds Place Kennington Lane to nearby Regent Street in Lamberth. Tragically his daughter Betsy Sophia Harris died of Typhoid Fever in 1874. Remember James Harris is a very important relative as being Emily's father he is to the youngest member of the family their great great great great grandfather.

In 1875 James had moved to Allen Street in Lambeth near to South Street where the family had lived in the 1850's. On 15th May James married his second wife Elizabeth Burgess who herself was a widow, her husband Francis having died two years earlier. They married at the Church of St Mary Lambeth, the same Church that Jame's daughter Emily had married George Musgrove four years earlier in 1871. In fact George and Emily are shown as the witnesses on the marriage certificate.

James marriage to Elizabeth could not have lasted long as on 29th August 1875 he married again. He was now living in Neville Street off Upper Kennington Lane, close to his old home at Shepherds Place where his first wife Sophia died in 1871. His third wife Frances Sarah Chancellor was a seemstress aged 38 and had been living and working in the area for a number of years. She was born in Margate Kent and was the daughter of Matthew Chancellor, who was a baker and later became Parish Clerk to Holy Trinity Margate.

became of James Banfield Moore Harris's 2nd and 3rd wives is a total mystery. By 1881 the Census records James as a patient at the Lambeth Infirmary, and his marital status is given widower. This would suggest that by 1881 his third wife Frances Sarah Harris had died or remarried. However we can find no records which confirm this. This brings us to his second wife Elizabeth. What happened to her is equally mysterious as they were only married for 3 months before James married again. All Births, Deaths and Marriages were officially recorded by law, and there were heavy penalties for making false declarations or not registering these events at all.
...... . . .....1876.Musgroves Move to Essex

The family shortly moved from Balham, and by 1876 were living in the Essex village of Hatfield Peverel, which is 10 miles east of Chelmsford on the Colchester Road. Their next child was Emily Sophia Musgrove who was born on the 10th November 1876 at Hatfield Peverel. The Birth Certificate shows that George's occupation is now a money lender. George and Emily's next child was Alice Janetta was born 9th July 1878 again at Hatfield Peverel. George's occupation is still shown as a money lender. We can find no details of where the Musgroves lived in Hatfield Peverel as the Birth Certificates show no street addresses, and there are no directory listings for this period.

At the beginning of 1880 the Musgrove family were George and Emily, their son George and their daughters Emily and Alice, They had moved away from Hatfield Peverel and were living nearer to London in the village of Navestock near Ongar. Very little is known of where they lived in the village other than they were on a farm, and it was possibly named Redbrick Farm. the only property that fits this description is Randalls Farm Navestock, which had previously been named Brick House Farm Their next child to be born was Marbel Adelaide Lillian who was born 23rd January 1880 in Navestock. The Certificate shows that George's occupation has reverted back to being a gentleman.

An interesting incident happened in February when the `musgroves house was broken into and burgled. George Musgrove notified the police who investigated the robbery. The police made an arrest after some of the stolen property was sold in London to a pawnbroker. Much to the family's surprise the police identified one of the culprits as being Emily Musgroves 19 year old brother George Harris.

The local Essex Newspapers reported these events up to the trial and sentencing of George Harris in April 1880. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment with hard labour. The 1881 cesus in March records George Harris nearing the end of his sentence at Hertford Prison St Albans.

,,..........1879,,Lambert W Harris marries Alice Bristow

In August 1879 Emily Musgrove's brother Lambert Willam Harris married Alice Eliza Bristow at St Marks Church Clerkenwell. Alice was born in 1855 in Charles Street Clerkenwell. She was the daughter of Thomas Arthington Bristow, who had married Mary Ann Hollings in 1852. They had four children: Mary Ann, Alice Eliza, Ellen Maria and Alfred Thomas William Bristow before their father Thomas Arthington Bristow died at an early age in 1859. Following his death Mary Ann Bristow and her children moved to the Herefordshire village of Hoarwithy where her parents lived. She was a school mistress at the local school but after the death of her son Arthur in 1865 she returned to London with her three children. The 1871 census shows Mary Ann Bristow and her daughters Alice and Ellen living with her brother in law William Samual Hollings and family at 275 Goswell Road Clerkenwell. She was employed now as a bookbinder. Within the next few years Hollings moved to 283 Goswell Road with Mary Ann Bristow's family.

Following Lambert and Alice Harris's marriage the couple moved to 113 Cloudesley Road Barnsbury. Alice's mother Mary Ann Bristow was now living very close by at 96 Cloudesley Road. Lambert and Alice's first child, Lambert Thomas Harris was born in July 1880

Musgrove & Harris Families at Benwell Rd Holloway

By 1881 the Musgrove family have moved back to London. The 1881 census shows the Musgroves sharing a fine house with Emily's brother Lambert Harris and his wife Alice and sister Ada. The address where both the Musgrove and Harris families lived was 57 Benwell Road Holloway. The next Musgrove child to be born was Daisy May who was born in April 1881. George's occupation is listed as an independent. Theresa Grace Musgrove was born the following year in August 1882. She was later known as Gracie. Herbert Henry their third son was born in Sept 1883 whilst the family were still at 57 Benwell Road. George's occupation is still shown as of independent means. The Harris families second child Alfred was born in December 1881 also at Benwell Road.

It was at this time that the two families living together at Benwell Road parted company. Alice Harris's mother Mary Ann Bristow had been living at Cloudesley Road Barnsbury with her daughter Ellen. In 1883 Ellen Bristow married Edward Day and they moved from Rising Hill St Pentonville to live with the Harris family who had moved from Benwell Road to 17 Richard St Islington. Ellen's mother, Mary Ann Bristow then moved to live with her married daughters Alice Harris and Ellen Day. The Musgroves had now moved back to Essex, when the Harris's had moved to Islington.Their next child Alice Florence Harris was born 15th Sept 1884 but sadly died 15th March 1886. The family were now living at 17 Richard Street (now Richie Street) Islington. Their next son Walter Harris was also born at this address in 1887.

1879 - 1882 Edgar Musgrave London & Danbury Essex

George Musgrove's cousin Edgar Musgrave was living in Notting Hill in 1879 and moved next door to George Musgrove in Benwell Road Holloway. They were related through George's first wife Christiana. Her father was Thomas Musgrave Musgrave, whose brother George Musgrave Musgrave was the father of Edgar.

Edgar Musgrave retained his London home when he and his family moved to Gay Bowers Manor near Danbury Essex. The family moved to Finchley in 1883.

Musgrove's move to Danbury Essex

Although George was a man of independant means he decided to start a career as a publican and left Benwell Road early in 1884 to take over The Cricketers Inn on Danbury Common near Chelmsford. The pub license transfered from James Reeve to George Musgrove on the seventh of March 1884. George's first child Chrissie rejoined the family after leaving private school in Balham.


After one year in business George was taken to the County Court in Chelmsford for non-payment of outstanding debts. The first being an outstanding account from a wine merchant in Maldron in March, and in April a coal merchant in Chelmsford. In August 1885 George was back in court for keeping licensed premises open
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..The Langman's of Danbury

With Christiana now living at The Cricketers she soon met Thomas Langman a local farmers son, and planned to marry in late 1885. In October both Christiana and Thomas with George and Emily Musgrove travelled to London to buy items for the forthcoming wedding Money was paid for this exclusively to Christiana from a trust fund set up by her late mother from monies bequeathed by a will. During this trip to London only about one third of the money was spent items for the wedding the balance was kept by the Musgroves. This was later to cause a bad rift between the families.

On the fourth November 1885 Christiana marries local farmer Thomas Langman. The wedding certificate shows her father's occupation still as a publican. Thomas and Chrissie were to take over running of The Cricketers from George as the first of several pubs over the next few years. George appears to have remained the licensee during this period. This appears to have caused a number of problems which resulted in George appearing in court yet again during 1886. Thomas Langman's father Henry Westlake Langman managed Ludgores Farm Horne Row Danbury Common

In December 1886 Chrissie Langman's first child, Christopher Thomas Langman was born in Danbury. The Langmans had now left the Cricketers and were living in a cottage on the lower side of Danbury Common. In June the Cricketers is being run by Henry Stibbard. However the debts were still resulting in George making court appearances in Chelmsford during April and May 1887. This first appearance was for an old outstanding debt with a Chelmsford brewer dating to his tenure at the Cricketers Inn. His second appearence on the seventeenth of May was of great intrigue as he was being sued by the Langman.

....1886.Musgrove's move from Danbury

The Musgroves had now moved closer to Chelmsford to the village of Great Baddow. They moved into one of four properties named Albert's Buildings Baddow Road. Their fifth daughter Adelaide Minnie Primrose was born twenty ninth of July 1886 at Great Baddow by the time the birth was registered in September, the family had moved to Richmond House on the village green at Writtle in Essex. Unfortunately for George his recent past was to catch up with him. A number of outstanding unpaid bills from when he was in Danbury and Great Badoow brought George to the County Court during October these debts were from the butcher and the local schoolmaster in
Great Baddow and also the grocer in Horne Row Danbury.

.....1887. Musgro
ve's go to Court

Following on from the dispute over Christiana's wedding trouseaux, The Langmans took the Mugroves to Chelmsford County reports. The case was adjourned to a later hearing at the Chelmsford County Court. We now come to the next stage in this Court Case two further hearings of Langman v Musgrove were to take place in November and December 1887. Read the further court newspaper reports it's interesting that £12,000 and £10,000 are mentioned confirming the huge amount of money involved. These later cases both covered the outstanding balance of payment that George hadn't made to his daughter. This case confirms payment of most of the money had been paid. A hearing is also mentioned of a case in the High Court of Chancery which George was persuing to gain control of his first wife's trust fund.

..........Musgrove's move to Walworth & Herne Hill

By 1888 the Musgrove family once again moved back to London, and their third son Albert Roy Musgrove was born at 48 Lorrimore Road Walworth. The 1891 census shows George and his family still living at 48 Lorrimore Road Walworth. The family at this time consisted of George and Emily Musgrove and their nine children George, Emily, Alice, Lilly, Daisy, Gracie, Herbert, Adelaide and roy.

Within weeks of the 5th April Census the Musgrove's had moved to another small house, this time in Herne Hill. They were now living at 57 Hinton Road when their son Herbert changed schools to Jessop Road School on 27th April. Also around this time Emily Musgrove's younger sister Ada Harris moved in with them.

In August 1891 George Musgrove was a witness at the wedding of his sister in law Ada Harris at St Saviour's Church Camberwell. Ada Harris was the younger sister of George's wife Emily, and had lived with them when they lived at Benwell Road ten years before. Ada Harris married Alfred Edward Day. She was working at The Union Club in Trafalgar Square.

            Henry Cole Family Bolwell Terrace Lambeth

The Cole family by 1891 had moved away from Shepherds Place Kennington Lane, and were now living at Number 17 Bolwell Terrace in Lambeth. Henry's wife Jessie died here aged 56. Henry's mother Eliza Cole died in St Pancras Workhouse in 1883.


                          An interesting newspaper advertisement appeared in October 1898 requesting
                   Henry Cole to contact a firm of solicitors, Bolton and Co London. We have no
                                     knowledge of the reasons behind this request

.................     Everyone's on the move


The Langmans moved from Danbury to Ingatestone on the west side of Chelmsford about 1888 Their plans to rent a farm in Danbury didn't happen so they decided to continue running public houses. While they were running The Bell Public House their next child, Henry Westlake Langman was born. Christiana and Thomas Langman by 1891 had left Essex. and were now licensees of the Stag and Hounds, Selsdon Road South Croydon. Their third son William Edward was born shortly before they moved from Chelmsford but sadly died shortly after arriving at the Stag and Hounds. Their next child Edward was born at the Stag and Hounds in 1892, with another child John following a year later in September 1893. The Langmans had now moved to 12 Mead Place Croydon.

1891 also saw Lambert William Harris now living in Ellington Street Islington. Having left the Musgrove's in Benwell Road around 1884 the Harris's were now sharing a house with Lambert's mother in law Mary Ann Bristow. In 1893 the Harris family moved to 4 Half Moon Crescent Barnsbury where they lived for the next 2 years. On the other side of London in Lambeth. James Banfield Moore Harris ( Lambert's father) is shown on the 1891 census as a patient at the Infirmery at The Lambeth Workhouse. He is listed as a widower and his occupation as a retired Stonemason.

..................1891.Musgrove's move back to Danbury

The Musgrove family decided to return to Essex later that year, and by October 1891 were livng back in Danbury where George had last lived in 1886 running the Cricketers Inn. This time the Musgrove's moved into a house called "The Lodge" on Danbury common. The younger children are recorded in the Danbury School Log Book as attending from Monday October 12th 1891. Rupert Claud Musgrove was born 28th March 1892 at Danbury Lodge. A local directory of 1894 shows the Musgroves living in "The Lo" Horne Row Danbury. After much research we have established this house was actually known as The Lodge. An interesting newspaper report from August 1893 concerning the drunken landlord of the Cricketer's Inn, a man named George Daft. His courr fine and costs were paid by Mrs Musgrove who was reported as living inn The Cricketers.

Also in 1891 the Musgroves received an interesting letter from Australia. This was from Emily's brother George Harris who was now in Melborne Victoria.
............ ........ .Troubled Times Ahead
The Musgrove's appear to have had a trouble free varied and happy life but sadly tragedy was soon to overtake the family. The Langman family's circumstances were also to change for the worse

.................1894 Musgrove's Move to Chelmsford

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In 1895 the Musgrove family moved to 1 Suffolk Villas, Mildmay Road. The first tragic event was the death of two of their daughters in October 1895. First Daisy May died of Typhoid on the seventh October aged just fourteen.


Her sister Grace died three days later on the tenth again of typhoid. This event was spoken about by older members of the family and appearently the two girls were like twins when Daisy died they told Grace her sister had gone away. This sad event for the family provoked George to make his first Will on the 26th of October within two weeks of the deaths of his daughters. One of the witnesses shown on the Will was John Kemeys Bateman who had been landlord of the Cross Keys public house in Moulsham Street Chelmsford. This pub was a short distance from the Musgrove's home im Mildmay Road. The Cross Keys was demolished in 1916 to make way for the Regent Theatre which itself was redeveloped in later years. The Musgrove family had a series of portrait photographs taken by the Chelmsford photographers P J Duyshart of 75 Duke Street. Sadlly only a couple of these images have survived. Another surviver from this time is a portrait of the young Herbert Musgrove then aged about

1896 saw the Langman family now living in South Norwood. Their next child Louisa Jane Langman was born at 75 Clifton Road South Norwood Surrey on the twenty third of June Thomas Langman is shown on the birth certificate as still being a licensed victualler but we are uncertain where abouts as they had left the Stag and Hounds three years earliar.

........... ........1896 Musgrove's Move to Dunton Green Kent

Following this dreadful time George and family moved to Kent. George who has had experience running a pub took over the Rose & Crown Inn Dunton Green on the main London to Hastings coaching route.The Inn has been in continuous use at least till the early 1800s and is still a thriving business today. George probably didn't know that the immediate history of the pub was not a happy one. A previous landlord Mr William Wilmshurst had died there in 1866 four years after his wife Ann had died there. Just prior to the Musgroves arriving at the Rose and Crown there was a triple tragedy. The then landlord William Barrett died 1893 followed by his daughter Kate 1894 and then his son Herbert in 1895. When George became the landlord one would imagine that he would hear from the local people the stories of these many deaths. He probably moved away to Kent to have a new start after the sadness of the last years the family had in Essex. However, within a few months on the fourteenth of June 1896 his daughter Alice Janette aged seventeen died of Tuberculosis.


In May 1897 George amends his Will to appoint his eldest son George John Executor of his estate having reached twenty one. The rest of the year seems to have been uneventfull Adelaide Musgrove in later years retold stories of happy times at the Rose and Crown with the children helping out waiting on tables etc George would now be 52 his wife Emily 44, George 22, Emily 21, Marbell (Lilly) 17, Herbert 14, Adelaide 11, Roy 6 and Rupert 5.

In February 1898 George's second wife Emily Sophia Musgrove aged forty five died at the Rose and Crown of Cirrhosis of the liver, a desease brought on by excessive alcoholism. The loss of three children in three years possibly turned her to drink.Living in a pub wasn't the best idea. Both Emily and her daughter Alice were buried in the churchyard of St Botolph's in the tiny Hamlet of Chevening barely a mile west of The Rose and Crown. We should bear in mind now George is left with five young children, understandably the task of running a pub would be difficult and so he decided to retire and move back to the familiar area of Chelmsford.
..............1898 Musgrove's move back to Chelmsford

The family now moved to 4 Hill Villas New Road Broomfield just north of Chelmsford. George was now retired, his eldest son George was selling sewing machines. His daughter Emily kept house and the rest of the children were at school. The year 1899 we think passed without incident. 1900 was to see a reoccurrence of the bad luck that seemed to dog the family. Both father and eldest son George fell sick with turberculosis they jokingly speculated who would die first. It was to be the son George John Musgrove who died first on the eighth of February 1900 of tubercolosis.

          1900 Death of George John Aitchison Musgrove

George John Aitchison Musgrove
died three weeks later on the twenty seventh of April 1900 again of tubercolosis. The Family remained in Broomfield Essex and are shown on the 1901 census.
When George's two daughters died in 1895 he had the foresight to purchase three plots in the recently opened Chelmsford Borough Cemetery in Writtle. Obviously George thought these plots were a long term investment unfortunately they turned out to be a short term investment. With his wife Emily and daughter Alice dying in Dunton Green Kent they were not able to be buried in the family plot in Chelmsford.They were buried at the church at Chevening. However when George and his son died they were both buried at Chelmsford next to George's two daughters Daisy and Grace

.........................The Langman's in Croydon

The fortunes of the Langman branch of the family over the last five years appear to have taken a turn for the worse. Thomas and Christiana having run a series of pubs by 1896 now had five children to support


In 1898 Thomas and Christiana's last child Frederick was born. The Langman family had now moved from South Norwood and were living above a Saddlers Shop in Sydenham Road Lower Sydenham. At this time 2 of the Langman children were attending Haseltine Road School in Sydenham. They both left the school on 30th September 1898.

For reasons unknown at this time Thomas and Christiana separated with all the children staying with their father. In August 1899 due to ill health Thomas who was out of work fell ill and had to move into both the Greenwich and Croydon Workhouse with his children. In the absence of welfare this was the only course open to him. Each workhouse had an integral infirmary (hosptal) which mostly became general hosptals operating today in the NHS. Thomas was admitted to the Infirmary one week in September and the young Frederick for one day in November. Unfortunately Frederick died in the Workhouse Infirmary 23rd

The 1901 census show the Langman family are still in the Croydon Workhouse. The exceptions are Edward Langman aged 8 who was a patient at Croydon Infirmary (next to the Workhouse) and Louisa Langman who was now living with the Musgrove family in Chelmsford. Their mother Christiana Langman is not listed at any of these locations. Christopher Thomas Langman aged 14 was employed as a servant (page) at the Rectory in Cranham near Romford Essex. Christopher rejoined the family in the Workhouse in November 1901. His employer the Reverend Cooke had written to the Workhouse Governors expressing his opinion on Christopher's future. His mother Christiana had asked if he could join her at The National Club Whiehall Gardens Westminster opposite Downing Street. The Reverend Cooke believed she would be a bad influence on her son as she had deserted her family.

.........Harris & Cole families at the end of the 19th century

By 1900 Lambert William Harris's family had moved from 4 Half Moon Crescent to nearby Boxworth Grove in Barnsbury North London. They now had a daughter Grace Ivy May Harris who was born in 1897 and was always known as Ivy. The family kept a Book of Common Prayer in which were recorded the births of all their children.
Lambert was employed as a french polisher by a furniture manufacturer. The 1901 census shows the Harris's at this address, but by 1911 they had moved close by to 7 Belitha Villas.

Lambert's father James Banfield Moore Harris had died in September 1896 of chronic bronchitus at the Lambeth Infirmary. The informant of the death was his son Charles Harris, who would have been both Lambert's and Emily Musgrove's brother. The 1901 census shows Charles Harris and his wife Anne and family living at 8 Pomfret Road Loughborough Junction near Brixton. We are uncertain what happened to this branch of the family. Lambert William Harris lost contact with his brother Charles and believing that he had emigrated to Australia, attempted to trace him in the 1930's. He hired a fiirm of solicitors who had no success in finding him. Infact it wasn't Charles but his brother George who lied in Melbourne.

The Cole family by 1901 had moved from 17 Bolwell Terrace following the death of Henry's wife Jessie. They were now living at 321 Kennington Road. The family now consists of Henry now shown as retired, his son Walter and daughter Jessie who are both shown as 'Earth Potters' who probably worked for Doulton Lambeth Potteries. Also on the census is Henry Cole's grandson Robert who is the illegitimate son of Henry's daughter Jessie, and was born in 1894. Henry Cole's other son Walter in 1902.

Further details of the Cole family can be found in the 'RELATED FAMIIES' section of this website.

Margaret and George Bradford by 1901 were living in Zennor Road Balham, where they both had been living since the late 1880's. Margaret was now the only surviving member of the original Aitchison family of St Pancras. Margaret lived here until her death in 1909 aged 87. Her husband George had died two years previously.

....................Arranging George Musgrove's Estate

Following the death of George John Aitchison Musgrove in 1900 his estate and trust fund were being administered by his solicitor, William Tanner of Duke Street Chelmsford. Arrangements were made that all family expenses would be paid from the trust fund directly by the solicitors. Emily Musgrove being the eldest was given a weekly household allowance of 30 shillings. Their house at 4 Hill Villas was rented from John Bennett of Broomfield for £3- 5s-0d per quarter. Over the next two years the family had standing accounts with many local shop including J E Parish, Baker and grocer of Broomfield, and several Chelmsford shops including The Chelmsford Star Co-op Society, Durhams, tailor and outfitter and W Fulcher, fruiterer, of Moulsham Street. J G Bond and J A Smith and son, drapers and dressmakers of the High Street. An interesting letter from Ivy Musgrove many years later in 1974 recalls these times.
This arrangement worked successfully until the summer of 1901 when William Tanner the solicitor died aged 51. The Musgrove account was then transferred to a Mrs Brown, who was the executor of Tanner's business, which iincluded the Musgrove estate.

..... 1902 Musgrove's Move from Chelmsford to London

Towards the end of 1902 it was decided to move from Brooomfield to North London and closer to their uncle Lambert Harris and his family. The move was arranged just before Christmas 1902 when the Musgrove family which comprised of Emily, Lilly, Adelaide and Rupert, would move to rented accommodation at 4 Richmond Street Barnsbury. Herbert Musgrove was at this time in the Royal Navy and Roy Musgrove remained in Chelmsford, possibly serving an apprenticeship with a local trader.
Unfortunately the next member of the Musgrove family to die was Albert Roy, who died of tuberculosis of the lungs in November 1904. He was sixteen and died in lodgings in Fairfield Road Chelmsford, which has now been completely redeveloped. Roy was the last Musgrove to be buried in Chelmsford. The original cemetery records show the Musgroves in their final resting place


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