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St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church located on Queen Victoria Street, in the City of London 

where Edward Bint was married to Ann Pond in 1783.

 Hertford & London

Will Bint Comedian

Percy Bint or Bent & Canada

Berkhampstead History

Edward Bint, of the parish of St Ann, Blackfriars, married Ann Pond at St Andrew Church in the City of London on the 10th of

 June 1783. Unfortunately the available parish record does not show their ages or origins. 

They had at least 2 children - James (1788) and Ann (1791). Both were christened at Westminster, and both married there at St James, Piccadilly on the same day in April 1812.

Ann Bint's husband was John Glascock.

Burnt down in the Great Fire and bombed out in the Blitz, today's church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe is a complete reconstruction nestling within Wren's walls. The details, including the 17th century emblems on the ceiling, have been reproduced with particular care, so that it is difficult to tell that the church was out of use until 1961.


An unproven ancestral link, but a reasonable possibility, may be to the Worcestershire Bint families whose births are recorded in the Rock and Pensax area from the 1500s. Edward Bint was born at Stanford on Teme, Worcestershire in 1749, and apparently baptised at his parents' village of Upper Sapey, a short distance away over the Herefordshire border, in that year. His parents were Edward Bint and Elizabeth Wolker (Walker?) who married at Upper Sapey in 1744. This 66 year old Edward Bint (1749) was buried at St James, Piccadilly in 1815 - the same church as the Hertfordshire James Bint, son of Edward, was christened at in 1791 and married in 1812. These family links may also help to account for the James Bint mentioned below marrying a girl from Worcestershire.

One of Edward and Ann's children, carpenter James Bint, was  born at Westminster on the 27th of September 1788 and christened there in 1791.

In 1812  he married Harriet Spencer (1791) the daughter of John and Lydia Spencer, from Ribbesford, near Bewdley in Worcestershire, at the church of St. James, Piccadilly in Westminster. 

Some time before 1816 the couple moved to Howe Green, a hamlet situated a mile north of Little Berkhampstead in Hertfordshire.  

Little Berkhampstead’s greatest claim to fame is that it was here that William the Conqueror accepted the surrender of the City of London after the Battle of Hastings. 

 By 1841 they had at least 6 children, all born at Howe Green. In 1851 he was recorded as a carpenter employing two men. His son Charles was listed as an apprentice carpenter.

James died at Howe Green in 1859 followed by Harriet in 1860.

Their children were - James Bint baptised 29th of December 1816 at Little Berkhampstead, John Bint baptised 3rd of January 1819 at Little Berkhampstead, Charles Bint baptised 22nd of June 1823 at Little Berkhampstead, Mary Bint baptised 19th of March 1826 at Little Berkhampstead, Martha Bint  baptised 13th of April 1828 at Little Berkhampstead, and William Spencer Bint baptised 7th of December 1834 at Little Berkhampstead.

The family moved to towns and villages nearby. 

Eldest son, James Bint (1816) married Caroline Snow (1815) at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1837. Caroline was the daughter of servant John Snow from Westminster and his wife Caroline.

James and Caroline moved to Hertingfordbury, a village one mile west of Hertford, which still today retains its rural character. Straddling the River Mimram on which was built a water mill in the 18th Century, it lies just north of the River Lea. The northern boundary of the village is Panshanger Park, with its Great Oak, considered by some to be the oldest oak in England.

They settled at Pipers End, Hertingfordbury and five of their seven children were born there. James was listed as a journeyman carpenter in 1851 and a builder from 1861.

After his father died in 1859 he moved to Howe Green, probably to run the existing family building business which was employing four men at the time of the 1871 census. Their children were -

Caroline Bint baptised at Hatfield 4th of November 1838, James Bint baptised at Hertingfordbury 30th of May 1841, Harriet Bint baptised at Hertingfordbury 30th of April 1843, John Bint baptised at Hertingfordbury 1st of June 1845, Charles Bint baptised at Hertingfordbury 22nd of August 1847, William Richard Bint baptised at Hertingfordbury 29th of September 1850, and Frederick Alfred Bint registered at Ware June Qtr 1856. Born Hoddesdon 1856.

Caroline Bint (1838) married carpenter Henry Hobbs (1834) who was born at Reading in Berkshire at Hertford in 1860. The couple moved to Newington, London. They appear to have been childless. In 1871 Henry's occupation was given as a joiner. Caroline's youngest brother Frederick Alfred Bint (1856) was lodging with them. 1881 records her as a widow and living at 69 Camden Road, St Pancras where her occupation is 'manager of wine business'. She has a ten year old niece, Edith C Butterworth, staying with her.

In May 1891 Caroline, now a 45 year old widow, married Jacob Enders at the Church of St Paul, St Pancras. The widower was a 49 year old German born baker from Church Road, Stoke Newington.

Builder James Bint (1841) was 40 years old when he married Charlotte Stratton at Hertford on the 31st of July 1881. 20 year old Charlotte was a student teacher, the daughter of pub landlord John Stratton from the Five Horseshoes at Little Berkhampstead.  They had four children - James Spencer Bint, born Little Berkhampstead 1st of June 1882, Caroline Charlotte Bint, born Little Berkhampstead 23rd of August 1883, Arthur Charles Bint, born Little Berkhampstead 21st of October 1884, and Ethel Kate Bint born Little Berkhampstead 26th of January 1890.

James Bint was 58 when he died at Hertford in 1898. The 1901 census shows his widow Caroline at their Little Berkhampstead home with 18 year old son, carpenter James Spencer Bint and his sisters, Charlotte and Ethel. 24 year old James Spencer Bint died there in 1906.

Arthur Bint was listed as an electrician in 1911 boarding at the White Hart Hotel in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Harriet Bint (1843) married carpenter Charles Butterworth (26) from Camden. They had two children, Horace Herbert Butterworth who was baptised at Forest Hill, Kent in December 1865, and Caroline Edith Butterworth who was born at Lambeth in 1870.

Horace who was a bank clerk, married Bedfordshire born police inspector's daughter Frances Ellen Young (1863) at Lewisham in October 1895, and Caroline married fishmonger's son Henry Stephen Ingarfield (1870) at Lewisham in 1899.

Carpenter John Bint (1845) married Shropshire born Jane (Jenny) Chidley (1844) at Hertford on the 25th of April 1869. They moved to London and their first child Caroline was born at Newington in January 1870 - they may have been staying with his sister Caroline Hobbs and her husband Henry who were living at Newington at the time of the 1871 census. Their next three children were born at Battersea.

By 1881 they were at Peckham where John was listed as a corn merchant with 6 children. In 1891 their home was at Lyndhurst Road, Camberwell and John was employed as a carpenter. He and Jane now had 9 children. The 1891 record has them still living at Lyndhurst Road with Amy Jane Bint (1871) listed as a school board teacher and Alfred J Bint (1875) a plumber's mate.

The 1901 census records that the family had now moved a few miles to the dock-side area of Nunhead, SE15 where John continued to be employed as a carpenter. In 1909, when his daughter Gertrude was married, his occupation was listed as 'clerk of works'.

They were living at 41 Bousefield Road which two years earlier had been the home of his niece Caroline Ingarfield's in-laws. John's sister Harriet Butterworth (1843) and her family were close by at number 74.

In 1911 the family home was now at 15 Drakefell Road, a few hundred yards away. John was still employed as a Clerk of Works, Sydney (1878) an assistant in the mantle trade, and Hubert (1886) a secretary for a meat wholesalers.

Twenty houses were demolished around Drakefell Road by a V1 flying bomb which hit No 75 on June the 23rd 1944. ** see Robin Hatton's memories lower down this page.

John & Jenny's children were - Caroline Mary Bint, born Newington registered at Newington Dec Qtr 1869, married James Bloss Gurney at Camberwell in 1891. Amy Jane Bint born Battersea, registered at Wandsworth Sept Qtr 1871, married Henry Couchman in 1897 at Reigate. Ernest J Bint, born Battersea, registered at Wandsworth June Qtr 1873, joined Royal Marines, died in 1894 at Greenwich. Alfred John Bint, born Battersea, registered at Wandsworth June Qtr 1875, married Annie Beaumont at Brockley in 1899. Sydney Bint, born Brixton, registered at Lambeth June Qtr 1878. Stanley Richard Bint, born Peckham, registered at Lambeth Sept Qtr 1880. Gertrude Harriet Bint, born Peckham, registered at Camberwell Dec Qtr 1882, married Sidney John Edmonds in 1909 at Lewisham. Harry Hubert Bint, born Peckham, registered at Camberwell June Qtr 1886. Kate Eleanor Bint, born Peckham, registered at Camberwell Mar Qtr 1888.


Mary Bint (1826) married carpenter John Blyton (1823) from Leicester at Hertford in 1860. He possibly worked for her father at some point as he was listed as a visitor at their home in 1851. The couple were living at Little Berkhampstead in 1871.


Martha Bint (1828) married Robert Clark (1824) at Hertford in 1848. They had a son, Robert Clark, who was born at Hadham in 1850.


Carpenter John Bint (1819-1849) and his wife Sarah (1820-1860) settled at Port Vale, Hertford. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Bint (1840) who married Abbots Langley fish-monger William Cave (1838) in 1860. 


Charles Bint (1823) was also a carpenter and in later years an undertaker. He married Amelia Moseley (1822) at Whitechapel, London. She is believed to have originated from the Spencer's family area of Ribbesford in Worcestershire. They had two children, Charles Spencer Bint, born at Port Vale, Hertford in 1844 and John Alfred Bint, born Hertford in 1854. Young Charles died at Hertford in 1866 followed shortly by his mother Amelia in 1867. 

In 1871 Charles Bint (48) and his second wife Susan Hart (43) who he married at Shoreditch, London in 1870, were living in Hertford with four children, John Alfred Bint (16), Louisa Hart (12), Albert Hart (8), and Kate Hart (6).  

Charles and Susan were living at Cowbridge, Hertford with their daughter Ellen Caroline Bint (1871-1938) at the time of the 1881 and 1891 census. John Alfred Bint (1854) married Amelia Marten, daughter of Thomas Marten on 13 Oct 1877 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England. Amelia was born about 1855 in Southwark, Surrey. They had two children: Charles Alfred and Sidney. They all appear on the 1881 census for Streatham, Surrey, living at 26 Oldridge Road. Charles Alfred Bint, was born in 1878 at Tooting, Surrey. 

He is recorded on the 1901 census at Prittlewell, Essex, living in at 1 Osborn Road with his wife Elsie and he worked as a bricklayer's labourer. Charles Henry Marten Bint was born in 1903 at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. He migrated to Australia with his mother on the 'Rangatira'  in February 1912 to join his father.In 1930 he was working as an electrician at Kingsgrove, Sydney, Australia. His father Charles Alfred Bint, died in 1932 at Kingsgrove aged 54. Ellen (Helen) Caroline Bint (1871-1938) married Albert Edward Brett in 1893. He was a coachman for Sir Henry Meux, of the London Meux brewery family from Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, where his father, Alfred Brett (1852) was gamekeeper. 

The 1911 census shows Ellen and Albert have left domestic service and are running the Cock Inn at Parndon, near Harlow in Essex. Albert's widowed mother Caroline is living with them. The couple had four children of whom only two survived, Lily Brett (1895) and Freda (1896) both born at Cheshunt. Kelly's Directory shows that Albert Brett was the landlord of 'The Cock'  from 1911 till at least 1937.


          Theobalds Park in 1836. Albert Brett and his parents lived there in the 1890s                                                        Albert at the Brett family home in the early 1900s

Theobalds Park in 1836. Albert Brett and his parents lived there in the 1890s. Passed to us by Danny Barnes, Albert's great-great- grandson. The smoking lodge chimney on the left is above the home of the Bretts in the 1890s.
Albert was a coachman for the Meux family, and his father Alfred a gamekeeper.

Another view of the Cock Inn - supplied by Danny Barnes. The Cock inn, Cock Green, Parndon is recorded from 1687.
It is a timber-framed building dating from the 17th century. The main front was encased in brick, probably in the 19th century.

James Bint's youngest son, William Spencer Bint (1834), was a grocer's apprentice in 1851. He was a grocer's assistant at nearby Manuden, Essex when he married Jane Wootten (1844) in 1864. They had one child, William Spencer Bint, in 1866. When Jane was widowed in 1866, the same year her son was born, she became a school-mistress in her home village of Manuden. 

Her son William, like his father, also became a grocer's apprentice. In 1891 the census shows him as a grocer's assistant to widow Mary Sandels Bonnett (nee Margetts) (1852) whose husband Edwin Bonnett had died in 1883 after only two years of marriage. Her grocers and drapery shop was at Littlington in Cambridgeshire.

 A year later, in April 1892, William Spencer Bint and Mary Bonnett were married at her home village of Sherbourne in Gloucestershire. The 1901 census records their move to nearby Bourton, in the Cotswolds area, where they were running a grocers and bakery.


The Gurneys.

John and Jane's daughter, Caroline Mary Bint (1869-1910), married grocer's assistant James Bloss Gurney (1869-1949) in the March Quarter of 1891 at Camberwell. Their home was at 101 Brayard Road, Peckham and their first four children were born in that area. By 1901 the family of eight had moved to 40 Penmartin Road, Brockley. James was now a reasonably prosperous grocer if the employing of 2 servants is any guide. They went on to have 7 children. Caroline died in 1910 at the age of only 40.Their eldest child Agnes Gurney (1892) married her second cousin Albert Swain Gurney (1888) in 1908 at Camberwell.   James remarried in 1912. She was Corrie Eagle from Peckham. He died at Ramsgate, Kent in 1949.

My father was one of seven children born in England to Albert Swain Gurney b 1888 Camberwell, d 1945 Banstead, and Agnes Dorothy Gurney, b 1892 Peckham, d 1959 Banstead. Albert's father was James Albert Gurney, b 1867 Australia, d 1926 Australia. He grew up in England and married twice, his 1st wife about 1880s with whom he had a son James b 1854. Have no other information on the son James. The second wife was Elizabeth Catherine Reed. They married in England and had 6 children. All the family except Albert Swain and his wife Agnes Dorothy came to Australia early this century.
James Albert Gurney had a cousin James Bloss Gurney who was the father of Agnes Dorothy Gurney. James Bloss Gurney, 1869 - 1949, who married Caroline Mary Bint. They had 7 children.
James Albert Gurney's father was James Swain Gurney, b 1836 Camberwell d 1884, who married Matilda Jane Leader. They had 7 children. James Bloss Gurney's father was Henry Richard Gurney, b 1842 Bethnel Green who married Mary Catherine Noke. They had 5 children.
James Swain and Henry Richard were 2 of the 11 children born to James Gurney, b1813 St Marys Whitechapel, who married Martha Swain. James was the youngest of 4 children born to William Gurney who married Maria Bloss 18.9.1804 at Christchurch, Spitfield, Stepney.
I would be very interested to hear from anyone who might be related or who could fill in any missing gaps on the ancestors or descendants of this family of Gurneys.     
Barbara Buining,  Ancestry messages May 1998.


John & Jane's son Frederick Alfred Bint (1856) moved to London as a teenager. On the 1871 census he is recorded as staying with his sister Caroline Hobbs and her husband at their Newington home. He was then employed as a junior clerk to a cotton broker.

He married Georgina Hewberow James (1859) at St Lukes, Chesea in September 1883. She was the daughter of deceased physician Richard James and professor of music Georgiana James who lived at 158 Oakley Street, Chelsea. Frederick's occupation was at that time recorded as 'iron agent'.


In 1891 and 1901 he was listed as a commercial traveller, the later census declaring 'distillery traveller'.

Some time before 1891 the couple had moved to the recently built 241 Ivydale Road, Nunhead SE15, and appear to have lived a reasonably comfortable life-style, employing a house-keeper in later years. They were only a short distance from Bousefield Road, SE15 where Frederick's brother John Bint, and sister Harriet Butterworth, had their family homes in 1901.

They had one child. She was Georgina Ruby Winifred Bint who was born at her James grandparents' Chelsea home in July 1884 and baptised at St Lukes, Chelsea on the 4th of January 1885. Georgina appears to have  never married. She died in 1960 at Worthing in Sussex aged 76.

I do not have a record of Frederick's death but his wife Georgina Bint died at Godstone, Surrey in 1927.


Another daughter of John and Jane was Amy Jane Bint (1871). On the 1891 census she was living at home and her occupation was listed as 'school board teacher'. In 1897 she married grocer Henry Couchman (1871) and in 1901 the couple were running and living at a grocery store apparently part of the school buildings at the Board School at 1 Ivydale Road, Nunhead. They were still there in 1911 and it is now recorded that Amy is employed as a teacher. They had three daughters, Gladys, born at Caterham, Surrey in 1898, Winifred at Nunhead in 1902, and Muriel in 1908.

The photo shows the school today.

Built in 1891 for the School Board of London it is now a Primary School and a listed building. It is only around one kilometre from Bousefield Road where Amy's parents were living in 1901.


John & Jane's daughter Gertrude Harriett Bint (1882) married Peckham butcher's son Sidney John Edmonds (1883) at Lewisham in 1909. Sidney worked as a clerk in the paper trade. They had one child, Audrey Gertrude Edmonds who was 11 months old on the 1911 census. They were then living with Sidney's parents at 13 Cicely Road, Peckham.

World War 2.     In the early hours of the 12th of August 1944 a German V1 flying bomb hit the Ivydale Road/Inverton Road junction of Nunhead.

Ten houses were demolished and the Church and twenty houses were damaged in Ivydale Road.

Seven shops and houses, the Church Hall and six houses were also damaged in Inverton Road and twenty houses were damaged in Bellwood Road and twenty in Surrey Road. Two people died.

Five days later, at 6.44am, another V1 hit Ivydale Road. On this occasion the Sports Pavilion was destroyed, 30 houses demolished and 60 houses were severely damaged.


John & Jenny Bint's family were living in nearby Drakefell Road in 1911. We have no knowledge at present how many years they stayed there. Here's a wartime memory from a later resident.

In Spring 1944 our parents moved to another house in Drakefell Road, on the Borders of Brockley and New Cross, us children thought it was wonderful as it was an end house with a side entrance into the Park.

At this period we were getting a pasting from V1s, Doodlebugs or Flying bombs. These were Hitler's Vengeance weapons which he started throwing at us in South London on 13th of June 1944.

On the night of 22nd June, my sisters and I were sleeping in the Anderson shelter in the garden, Mum, Dad and baby Geoff were sleeping in the house under a heavy mahogany dining table. Apart from a few air raids during the night we slept quiet well. At 0650hrs on 23rd June 1944, a V1 came down about 15 to 20 yds. from where we were in the shelter.

Luck was on our side as we were not badly injured and Mum, Dad and baby were relatively unscathed. As the houses in this part of Drakefell Road were near to St. Catherines Church at the top of Pepys Road, the Vicar came to see what he could do, and being about the first person on the scene who was not suffering from shock, started to dig people out of the rubble and organise other helpers who were arriving in little gangs to assist.

He dug us out from the shelter and helped to get Mum, Dad and Geoff from the house. For these actions he was awarded the GEORGE MEDAL. One of our old neighbours from Arbuthnot Road, Bertie Hope, was on his way through the park to work for a builder when he came across us sitting in the rubble of what was our house receiving first aid treatment, he ran back to Arbuthnot Road to tell our old neighbours and friends of our bombing and within a short while we were surrounded by our old friends helping us out, the women sorting out Mum and the children and the Men trying to salvage what they could of our home, Bertie Hope arrived with a builders hand cart and within a short time they were all going through the Park like a column of ants with our belongings to our old house that was empty.

I do not know how they got in but it was welcome and a good gesture from `Old Friends`     Robert (Robin) George HattonExcerpt from the BBC's   'WW2 People's War"             29 people were injured. TB


On the 15th of October, the same year, another V1 hit a row of 2 storey terraced houses  at the Southern junction of Ferholme and Athenlay roads, causing demolition to 3 houses, damage beyond repair to 19 houses, serious damage to 60 houses and damage calling for first aid repair to about 500 others within a radius of about 300 yards from the point of impact. Eight trapped casualties had to be rescued. Our photos show typical 'doodlebug' damage in that area.

During the latter part of World War 2, 6184 people were killed by V1 flying bombs and 17981 seriously wounded.

Countless more would suffer the pain of bereavement and the loss of their home and treasured possessions.


William Richard Bint, the son of James and Caroline, was baptised at Hertingfordbury on the 29th of September 1850.

In the earlier years he followed his father's trade as a carpenter and this was recorded on the 1871 census return when he was still living at home. 

By 1875 he was on the music hall circuit and his daughter Beatrice's 1875 birth certificate described him as a serio comic singer. (Serio is a combination of serious and humour).

An 1881 poster describes him as a comic and another from 1891 as  Author, Vocalist and Composer. The 1891 census shows him on tour in Aberdeen, Scotland where he is a vocalist.     see Will Bint

Beatrice Bint was born at 51 Upper Marylebone Street, Marylebone on the 25th of March 1875. Will did not marry Beatrice's mother, Nottingham born Lilian Elizabeth Slack (1857), who adopted his surname.  She was calling herself a widow when living at Brighton Terrace, Brixton in 1891. He was in fact very much alive and had been married to Emma Lewis since 1878. It appears that he took care of his daughter Beatrice financially as her mother was described as having independent means on the 1891 census.

Beatrice Bint herself gave birth out of wed-lock. Will's grandson was Arthur Percy Bint  who was born at Queen Charlotte's Hospital on the 14th of May 1895.

His life in those early years does not seem to have been very comfortable. On the 1901 Lambeth return we have Percy Bint (5) as a boarder at a school in Sankey Street, Lambeth. It shows his birth-place as Kent (where his mother's Slack grand parents now lived). That was probably a mistaken assumption by the people running the place but may possibly give an indication about who was paying the fees.

Percy's mother, Beatrice, married Newington born widower Alfred James Sharpe (1864) at Christ Church, North Brixton on December19th 1911. Alfred's occupation was given as a milk can maker and his address Camberwell. Beatrice's father was recorded as William Bint, artiste, deceased. (He was still alive - did Beatrice really believe he was dead?)

According to a Sharpe family tree on Ancestry there were no children born from this marriage.  She was known in their family as 'Beaty'.  Her husband Alfred Sharpe died at Camberwell in 1924. No date is recorded for Beaty's death.

Victorian Brixton was a large part of Will Bint's life. It was where he probably met Beatrice's mother Lily Slack.

The Brixton street map shows Saltoun Road, the home of Beatrice Bint when Percy was born in 1895, Brighton Terrace, the residence of her mother Lillian Bint in the 1890s, and Ardville Road, renamed Rushcroft Road in 1912, where Will's son Sydney Bint was living when he married Maude Turpin. 


At the top of the map, across Coldharbour Lane, and in the photo on the right, is Electric Avenue, then the focal point of Brixton, so named because in the 1860s it was the first street in South London to be lit by electricity. The shops in their tall terraces were erected in 1888, and Electric Avenue soon became the fashionable shopping centre of Victorian Brixton. Gents in top hats and ladies in crinolines came to shop daily from the butcher's counter or the baker's van. Well-scrubbed shops lined up along both sides of the street, with the pavements covered by a continuous row of elegant glazed iron canopies. Every Christmas, it would be lavishly covered in spectacular Christmas decorations.

The local residents were quite a cosmopolitan mix. Famous theatrical performer Sir Henry Irving lived for some time in Ardville Road.

The 1901 census for the Saltoun Road/Ardville Road area shows a wide range of occupations. Actors, theatrical managers and agents, wrestlers, acrobats, tea merchants, bankers, insurance men, journalists and authors, charity workers, solicitors, commission agents, 'ladies of the night', and musicians rubbed shoulders with the local artisans, and trades people.


The Empress Theatre opened at Brixton with a variety show on Boxing Day 1898 at the peak of music hall's popularity. It was situated at Brighton Terrace where Lily Slack and Beatrice Bint were living in 1891. Its four storey frontage extended along Brighton Terrace. Our poster shows the program for October 17th, 1910.


William Richard Bint married  Emma Harriet Lewis (1857-93) at Lambeth Registry Office on the second of February 1878. His occupation was recorded as 'vocalist'. Emma was the daughter of coal & coke contractor George Lewis.     

There only seems to have been one child from this marriage. He was Sydney William Bint who was was born at Wandsworth, Middlesex in 1880 and died at Lambeth in 1910. In 1881 he was staying with his Lewis grandparents at Wandsworth Road, Clapham.  In 1891 he was a boarder at Taplow Grammar School, near Eton. Below is an an advert from the London Daily News, Wednesday, August 15th, 1883.
Maidenhead ( 20miles from London ) 30 guineas, no extras, no charge for laundress or books. Extensive premises, well adapted and healthily situate; 30 acres of grounds, with outdoor recreation, cricket, bathing, etc. Pure milk and vegetables from school farm. Preparatory department. Principal has been a successful tutor many years. No corporal punishment. No quarter's notice. Best diet, without limits. Address the Principal.

On the 1901 census, for his father's sister Caroline Enders's St Pancras home, the 20 year old is recorded as a civil service clerk. He died at Lambeth in 1910 when only 30 years old. His mother Emma Harriet Bint was only 36 when she died in 1893.

Sydney Bint married Maude Adelaide Turpin (1877) at the Lambeth Register Office on the 21st of August 1901. Their only child, Ellen Cecilia Bint, was registered at Hackney in June 1903. He is listed as of 'independent means' and her father is builder's foreman, Edwin Turpin (bn 1854). At the time the couple gave their current address as Apartment 2,  Heathfield House, Brixton. These quality built homes were apparently very popular with the cosmopolitan crowd  and music hall performers.

The marriage does not appear to have gone well as sometime before 1906, Maude and Ellen have left Sidney Bint and are living  at 35 Heaton Street, Salford near Manchester with Romanian commercial traveller, Edmond Rothschild (1874). 

On the 1911 census form there are, including Ellen Cecilia, three children all with the Rothschild surname. Ethel Maude Rothschild was born at Manchester in 1906 and Charles Edmund Rothschild in 1908. Their mother Maude Bint was listed as married 10 years, and a 'housekeeper'. She may not have known at the time of the 1911 census that her husband Sydney had died the previous year or its reasonable to assume she would have listed herself  as a widow.  

She did not marry Edmond Rothschild till 1934, two years before his death. 

The 1911 census shows Will Bint still alive and on tour at Sheffield. The 60 year old has a new wife, 44 year old Fanny Bint from Rotham, Kent and they are both listed as music hall artists. They are together staying with the Enders family in 1901. She is then listed as Fanny Cooper (38) a widow from Chatham, Kent with no occupation noted. She was in fact popular music hall and musical comedy artiste Fanny Robina who he married in 1903. see Will Bint

William Richard Bint died at Epsom, Surrey in 1913. 




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