A comment from a distant relative on an earlier post has prompted me to take another look at my Londors ancestors. My mother was born Joyce Alma Londors in East Ham in 1933. Her father George John Londors (1896 – 1960), a gardener at the City of London Cemetery in Wanstead, was the son of another George Londors, who worked as a gravedigger at the same place. I’ve traced the family back a few more generations: the Londors family lived in Barkingside and before that in nearby Woodford, and most of the men were farm labourers.

Map of Barkingside in the early 19th century, showing locations where the Londors family lived and worked

Map of Barkingside in the early 19th century, showing locations where the Londors family lived and worked

The information that I’ve managed to gather about the Londors family can be found in numerous posts on this site, either by clicking on ‘Londors’ in the list of surnames, or by entering the name of a particular person in the ‘search’ box. However, I realise that it can be confusing for newcomers wanting to explore the family’s history to get a broad overview, particularly when similar names recur in each generation.

So, for those who don’t have access to my family tree at Ancestry, here is a (fairly) simple summary of the history of the Londors family (the links take you to posts with more information about particular individuals).

Christening record for John-Felix Londors, Woodford, 1785

Christening record for John-Felix Londors, Woodford, 7th August 1785 (foot of page)

First generation 

John and Hannah Londors lived in Woodford, Essex. They might be the John Londors and Hannah Ackerley who were married in Spitalfields in 1782. Hannah could be the Hannah Landy who died in Woodford in 1790. John may have married a second wife, Sarah Reeves, at Spitalfields in 1792. John and Hannah Londors had these children:

Mary Elizabeth (1783)

Mary Anne (1784)

John-Felix (1785)

Elizabeth (1787)

Second generation 

John-Felix Londors was married twice. In 1815 John Londors and Elizabeth Plane were married in Barking. They had a son, John, who was born in 1816 and died in 1817. Elizabeth Londors died in 1816.

In 1826 John Londors married his second wife, Mary Anne Schofield, in Barking. Born in 1802, Mary Anne was the daughter of William and Mary Schofield of Barkingside. John died in 1876 and Mary died in 1887. John and Mary Anne Londors had these children:

John Schofield (1827)

Sarah (1830)

Elizabeth (1832)

William (1837)

Mary Ann (1840)

James (1843)

George (1846)

Third generation

John Schofield Londors married Sarah Anne Brown in 1851. John died in 1915 and Sarah died in 1901.They had these children:

Sarah Ann (1852)

Alma (1855)

Alice Mary Ann (1859)

Edith (1861)

George (1863) –

Albert (1866)

Naomi Emma (1870)

Sarah Londors never married and died in 1908.

Elizabeth Londors married George Smith in 1851. George died in 1893 and Elizabeth died some time after 1901. They had these children:

Elizabeth (1854)

Mary Anne (1855)

George (1857)

Sarah Ann (1860)

Maria (1862)

William (1864)

Henry (1866)

Alfred (1869)

Ernest Victor (1878)

William Londors married Caroline Harriet Feller in 1864. William died in 1899, but the date of Caroline’s death is unknown. They had these children:

William George (1864)

James John (1867)

John (1869)

Mary Ann (1871)

Caroline Harriet (1874)

Elizabeth Sarah (1876)

Sarah Ann (1878)

George Robert (1880)

Charles (1882)

Mary Ann Londors never married. She died in Barkingside in 1931.

James Londors never married. He died in Barkingside in 1926.

George Londors died in 1856 at the age of ten.

Fourth generation 

  1. The children of John Schofield and Sarah Londors

Sarah Ann Londors married William Orgar. They had these children:

William John (1875)

Ernest Albert (1878)

Albert Victor (1888)

Alma Londors married James John Clyne in 1891. They had no children.

Alice Mary Ann Londors married Thomas Beale in 1880. They had these children:

Elizabeth Alice (1881)

Alma Edith (1884)

Edith Londors married in 1884. Name of husband unknown.

George Londors married Sarah Ann Shaw in 1896. George died in 1834 and Sarah died in 1947. They had these children:

George John (1896)

Albert Isaac (1900)

Ernest (1903)

William James (1904)

Albert Londors does not seem to have married. No records after 1901.

Naomi Emma Londors married George Henry Huggett in 1895. They had a son, Albert Edward (1904). 

  1. The children of William and Caroline Londors

William George Londors may have married Julia Petersen Brent in 1906. I haven’t found records for any children.

James John Londors seems not to have married.

John Londors married Sarah Ann Adams in 1891. She died in 1945 and he died in 1952. They had these children:

Lily Sarah (1892)

John Albert (1893)

Alfred Frederick (1895)

George (1896)

Emma (1898)

Nellie Pretoria (1900)

Annie (1901)

Grace (1907)

Mary Ann Londors married Elliott French Scarborough. They had these children:

Emma Lydia (1895)

Edith Mary (1896)

Jack Herbert (1899)

Caroline Harriet Londors married John James Prudence in 1892. Caroline died in 1970. They had these children:

William (1892)

Charles (1894)

Elizabeth (1897)

John (1900)

Elizabeth Sarah Londors married Charles William Taylor. They had these children:

William (1896)

George (1897)

Frederick (1900)

John Alfred (1900)

Ellen Caroline (1901)

I have no further information about Sarah Ann Londors.

George Robert Londors married Ellen Barley in 1904. They had these children:

Albert (1907)

John Frederick (1909)

Charles Londors married Emma Alice. Charles was registered as a ‘civilian death’ during the Second World War. They had a son John Charles (1907).

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