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Elizabeth OSMOND
Eliza Osmond NICHOLS
Alfred Henry STEVENS


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Alfred Henry STEVENS 3

  • Born: 21 Feb 1849, Farnham, Surrey 4 5
  • Christened: 26 Mar 1849, St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 6
  • Marriage: Lucy THOMAS on 24 Jul 1879 in Christ Church, Highbury, Middlesex 1 2
  • Died: 17 Jul 1934, Bournemouth, Dorset 7 8
  • Buried: 20 Jul 1934, Farnham Cemetery, Surrey 9

bullet  Notes:

Alfred (known as Harry) was the second of three sons, and lived in Castle Street in Farnham. He qualified as an engineer but took over the family business as a farmer and hop grower, retiring around 1900. He served for many years as a churchwarden and member of the Farnham Board of Guardians.

Alfred had four daughters with his wife Lucy Thomas (qv), all brought up in Farnham and educated in Winchester. Ethel travelled to Saskatchawan in Canada in 1915 to visit her youngest sister Joy, where she met her future husband Frederick Evans, a pioneering farmer. They settled in Victoria on Vancouver Island after he lost his farm during the Depression. The second daughter Dorothy married Rev Edward Wells, who was first a schoolmaster, then served in WW1 as an Army Chaplain. After the War he was a Vicar in Hampshire - they retired to Woking in Surrey. The third daughter Gertrude married Captain James Pitcairn, Paymaster in the Royal Navy; and the youngest daughter was Joy (qv).


Alfred married Lucy THOMAS, daughter of Edwin THOMAS and Anne BAILEY, on 24 Jul 1879 in Christ Church, Highbury, Middlesex.1 2 (Lucy THOMAS was born on 24 Nov 1857 in Islington, Middlesex 10, christened on 1 Aug 1858 in St John, Walsall, Staffordshire,11 died on 22 Oct 1929 in Farnham, Surrey 12 and was buried on 25 Oct 1929 in Farnham Cemetery, Surrey 9.)



1 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Marriage Index 1879 Q3 Islington 1b 340.

2 Church Register, Christ Church Highbury, LMA ref X092/158.

3 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc (baptism).

4 Census, 1881 Census (microfilm) - RG11/787 f66 p14.

5 Charles H Chase et al, Chase Family History (Unpublished compilation).

6 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc.

7 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1934 Q3 Bournemouth 2b 771 (age 85).

8 Probate, National Probate Calendars.

9 Non-parochial burial ground, Farnham Cemetery Register of Burials, Farnham Town Council.

10 GRO (England and Wales), Certified Copy of Entry of Birth BXBZ560770.

11 Church Register, St John Walsall, FHL(L) ref Mf 1526195.

12 GRO (England and Wales), Certified Copy of Entry of Death DX110933.

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