Scard Family           
                                                                                           
                                
                                                                                                         William Scard 
                                                                                                                         [1829-1899] 
                                                                                                                Of Gosport, Hampshire
                                                                                                             Spouse:   Clara Brown
                                                                                                                         [1835-1898]


                    1829: Birth            William Scard born 27th October 1829 baptised 27th October 1833 under the name 'John William Scard'
                                                   the son of John Scard of Portsea & his 2nd wife Ann at St. Marys Portsea.

                                                   It is unknown why the name 'John' was chosen, as his father already had a son 'John' [aged around eleven at this time*]
                                                   by his deceased first wife Fanny nee Butcher.  
                                                   Subsequent Documents show that the initial name was soon dropped and that he was known as 'William Scard' in Census,
                                                   Marriage, births & marriages of his children.  He was buried under the name 'William Seager Scard' in 1899 aged 69.

                                                   * William's half brother 'John' may not have been living in the house at the time of William's birth.  He may very well have 
                                                      been apprenticed and living 'out of home' at this time.  John found his way to Australia around 1839 where he married
                                                      and had issue. 

                   1856: Marriage:
                                                    At the age of twenty-seven William Scard married Clara Brown 23rd March 1856 St. Mary Littlehampton*, Sussex 
                                                                                             Marriage Registered March Qtr. 1856 - Worthington. 
                                                    * Littlehampton lies on the coast just 23 miles west of Portsea.
                                                              See Map Genuki  http://www.genuki.org.uk/cgi-bin/gazplace?CCC=SSX,GR=TQ028021,PLACE=LITTLEHAMPTON
                                                              

                                    Issue:     Henry Scard, born Landport 7th August 1858, baptised 28th April 1861 St. Mary's Portsea [dual baptism]
                                                                                            Birth Registered under the name Henry James Scard Sept. Qtr. 1858 - Portsea.
                                                                                            - Married Jane Elizabeth Green
*                                                 Clara Scard, born 1861 Landport, baptised with her elder brother Henry 28th April 1861  St.Mary's Portsea
                                                                                            Birth Registered under the name Clara Ann Scard March Qtr. 1861 - Portsea Island. 
                                                                                              - Married Alfred William Abbinnett 1884
                                                   Grace Isabella Scard, born 1863, Southsea, baptised 15th Jan. 1869 Holy Trinity Gosport [dual baptism] 
                                                                                            Birth Registered under the name Grace Isabella Scard March Qtr. 1864 - Portsea.
                                                                                              - Married Edward Luke 1885
                                                  George Seager Scard, born 1866, Gosport, baptised 15th Jan. 1869 Holy Trinity Gosport
                                                                                           Birth Registered under the name George Seager Scard March Qtr. 1867 - Portsea.  
                                                  Alice Seager Scard, born 1870, Gosport baptised 29th July 1872  Holy Trinity, Gosport.
                                                                                           Birth Registered under the name Alice Seager Scard June Qtr. 1870 - Alverstoke. 
                                                                                              - Married George William Hayles1900
                                                  Ellen Seager Scard, baptised 5th April 1873 Holy Trinity, Gosport. - Died in infancy.
                                                                                           Death Registered under the name Ellen Seager Scard Sept. Qtr. 1873 recorded aged 0 - Alverstoke.
                                                  Alfred Scard, born 1875, Gosport Registered under the name Alfred Ernest Scard March Qtr. 1875 - Alverstoke.
                                                                                             - Married Ellen Edith Smith 1901
                                                  Charles Scard, born 1878, Gosport
                                                                                           Birth Registered under the name Charles Frederick Scard March Qtr. 1878 - Alverstoke.
                                                                                             - Married 1904
                  
                     1861 Census: Address: 30 Maitland Street, Portsea; 
                                                            William Scard, Head, aged 31, Butcher's Foreman, born Portsea 
                                                            Clara Scard, Wife, aged 26, born Portsea
                                                            Clara A Scard, daughter, aged 3 months, born Portsea

                                               Note:   Their young son Henry James Scard now age three was recorded in this Census at the home 
                                                            of his paternal grandparents, John and Ann Scard at Gosport with his paternal uncles &
                                                            aunts and his 1st cousin also living at Portsea;
                                                                          John Scard, Head, aged 71  'g.s. or 6.5 revenue Pensioner'  born Gosport.
                                                                         Ann Scard, Wife, aged 51 born Gosport.
                                                                         George Scard Son, unmarried 24, Ironmonger Assistant  Born Portsea.
                                                                         Ann Scard daughter, unmarried 17 Milliner Born Portsea. 
                                                                         Henry Scard Grandson aged 3 born Portsea.
                                                                         Fanny Till, Head, Married aged 40, laundress, born Gosport [William's married sister]
                                                                          James Till, Son aged 12, scholar, born Portsea. 

                      1863:     Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle  etc. - GOSPORT 
                                    DATE: Saturday 24th October  1863 Issue 3342.
                                    CAUTION:  This may be distressing to some Family Members.
 
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                     1865:    Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle etc
                                  Saturday Dec. 23 1865 Issue 3480 - GOSPORT
                                  CAUTION:  This may be distressing to some Family Members.

                                                  William 1865 click on image to enlarge

                    1866:   Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Journal
                                Wednesday Oct 10 1866 Issue 3563
                                  CAUTION:  This may be distressing to some Family Members.
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                     1870:   Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle etc. 
                                 Wednesday January 19, 1870.   Issue 3905
                                  CAUTION:  This may be distressing to some Family Members.
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                     1871 Census: Address: 1 Child's Court, Upper South Street, Gosport.
                                                             William Scard, Head, aged 40, Butcher, born Landport, Hampshire.
                                                             Clara Scard, Wife, aged 37, butcher's wife, born Landport.
                                                             Henry Scard, Son, aged 12, Occupation noted as 'Nil' , born Landport 
                                                             Clara Scard, Daughter, aged 10, Occupation noted as 'Nil', born Landport - Married in 1884.
                                                             Grace Scard, Daughter, aged 8, Occupation noted as 'Nil' born Southsea - Married in 1885
                                                             George Scard, Son, aged 5, Occupation noted as 'Nil', born Gosport
                                                             Alice Scard, Daughter, aged 1, Occupation noted as 'Nil', born Gosport  

                     1872 -  Hampshire Telegraph: Saturday March 2nd 1872 Issue 4126;

                                 CAUTION: May be distressing to some Family members.
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                                A WEEK LATER  - Relating to the same incident;
                                 Hampshire Telegraph: Saturday 9th March 1872;

                                 CAUTION: May be distressing to some Family members.
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                      1881 Census: Address: 11 Crown Court, Alverstoke
                                                            William Scard, Head, aged 51, butcher, born Portsmouth
                                                             Clara Scard, Wife, aged 48, born Portsmouth
                                                             George Scard, Son, aged 14, born Gosport
                                                             Alice Scard, Daughter, aged 11, born Gosport
                                                             Alfred Scard, Son, aged 6, born Gosport
                                                             Charles Scard, Son, aged 3, born Gosport
                                            Children missing from home on Census;
                                                             Henry James had married Jane [nee unknown] at Alverstoke March Qtr. 1878 
                                                                       Address: 30 Henry Street, Alverstoke.
                                                                                       Henry Scard, Head, Married, aged 23yrs, 'Sailmaker & Fishmongerer' 
                                                                                       Jane Scard, Wife, aged 24yrs, born Alverstoke. 
                                                                                       Henry J. Scard, Son, aged 3, born Alverstoke.[Born 12th February 1878 - from Military Record]
                                                                                   *  John Thos. Lee, Unmarried, Lodger  aged 22, Gen. Labourer, born Southsea.

                                                             Clara now aged 20 and Grace recorded aged 17 were working as servants in the home of Louisa Swale, widow,
                                                             aged 80 an Annuant at Bury Villa, Bury Road, Alverstoke and her family.
                                                             Clara was recorded as a Cook, Domestic Servant and Grace as a servant.

                                                       The following article may imply that John Lee [friend or lodger of Clara's brother Henry] 
                                                       formed a relationship with Henry's sister Clara; 
                                                     * John Lee is possibly the same mentioned in the following article;
                                                        Hampshire Telegraph: Sat. 22nd December 1883; 

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                                              Infant is recorded in Index as 'Infant - Scard/Lee -  born c. 1883'.

                                              A year later Clara Ann Scard married Alfred William Abbinnett , registered in the December Qtr. 1884 
                                              - Portsea Island. [under both 'Seard' & 'Scard']
                                              Clara was last recorded as witness in her brother George's marriage at Gosport March 11th 1888
                                              i.e. Witnesses: 'In the presence of Henry James Scard & Clara Ann Abbinnett'.
                                              Nothing further was found for Clara or her spouse in subsequent Census. 

                     1886:              By 1886 William and Clara had moved to No. 40 Hertford Street, Landport.
                                            William was Witness to a Burglary; 
                                                                   [William is now aged fifty-seven]
                                                                   Hampshire Telegraph: 1886 - Gosport;
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                                William would have very likely have had to testify at the Assizes at a future date.

                     1885:   During this time William's daughter Grace Scard married Edward Luke in 1885.  
                                                                     
                     1888 William's son George married Jane Bridget Sullivan; 
                                               Marriage: March 11th 1888 - brother Henry James and sister Clara Ann Abbinett were witnesses - See Epilogue.  
                    1891 Census:   Address: 32 Henry Street, Alverstoke
                                                                         William Scard, Head, aged 63, Pork [Pak] Butcher, born Portsmouth
                                                                         Clara Scard, Wife, aged 60, born Gosport
                                                                         Alice Scard, Daughter, single, aged 21yrs, Laundress, born Gosport 
                                                                         - married under Alice 'Seager' Scard 1900
                                                                         Alfred Scard, Son, aged 16, Butcher's boy/Port, born Gosport
                                                                         - may have married under 'Alfred Ernest Scard' in 1901
                                                                         Charles Scard, Son aged 13, Butcher's boy, born Gosport
                                                                         - may have married under the name 'Charles Frederick Scard' in 1904
                                                                           
                    1898 Death: Clara Scard [nee Brown] died March Qtr. 1898 at the recorded age of 64yrs [Registered at Alverstoke]
                    1899 Death:  William survived Clara by a further year and died June Qtr 1899 under the name
                                          'William Seager Scard' at the recorded age of 69yrs. [Registered at Alverstoke]
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                               EPILOGUE
            Child 1: Henry James Scard born 1858
                           
                           Married Jane Elizabeth Green March Qtr. 1878 [Reg. Alverstoke]  

                           1881 [Census] Address: 30 Henry Street, Alverstoke.
                                              Henry Scard, Head, Married, aged 23yrs, 'Sailmaker & Fishmongerer' 
                                              Jane Scard, Wife, aged 24yrs, born Alverstoke. 
                                              Henry J. Scard, Son, aged 3, born Alverstoke. [on next census]  [Born 12th February 1878 - from Military Record]
                                            *  John Thos. Lee, Unmarried, Lodger  aged 22, Gen. Labourer, born Southsea. 
                                            *  believed to have had a relationship with Henry's sister Clara resulting in a base born infant. 
 
                      1891 [Census] Address: 27 Willis Road, Alverstoke. 
                                              Henry James Scard, Head, aged 33, 'Poulterer & Fishmonger' born Gosport.
                                              Jane Elizabeth Scard, Wife,  aged 34, born Gosport.
                                              Henry James Scard, Son, aged 13yrs, born Gosport. [Royal Navy next Census]
                                              Rose Alice May Scard Daughter, aged 2yrs. - [Birth Reg. March Qtr. 1889, Alverstoke]
                                              Thomas Ridley, Lodger, aged 21, single, barman, born Aurpel? Devon.

                     1901 [Census]  Address: 85 North Street, Gosport;
                                              H. J. Scard, Head, Widower, aged 44, Fishmonger, Self Employed at home, born Gosport, Hampshire.
                                              R. Scard, Daughter, aged 12, born Gosport
                                              J. Scard, Son, aged 9, born Gosport 
                                              G. Haylea, Boarder, aged 35, Married, Groom, Employed, born Gosport, Hampshire.

                                       Child not at home 1901 Census;
                                              Henry James Scard [the youngest]
                                                                      Recorded 1901 Census - R.N. 'Crew' at Portsmouth.

                                                                     Trade on entry: Blacksmith. 
                                                                     After excellent service Henry was Pensioned in 1923. [See Partial record next below]

                                                                       Henry Scard partial Military RecordClick on image to enlarge

                                                                       Henry Scard:  Date of Birth: 12 February 1878
                                                                               Place of Birth: Gosport Hants
                                                                               Occupation:    Blacksmith
                                                                               Enlistment:     5 June 1899 - 12 years
                                                                               Age 20; Height - 5' 6 ½"; Eyes - Blue; Complexion - Fresh.

                                           1900: Death: Wife, Jane Elizabeth Scard died in the March Qtr. 1900 at  the recorded age of 43yrs. [Reg. at Alverstoke]
                                                                  Henry may have remarried in 1903
 
                                                                   Daughter: Rose Scard - No further information.

                    Note: 4th August 1912 Gosport; 
                                     A Parish Entry for Marriage of Frederick Hamblin age 27, bachelor, Elictricial of 21 North St. Gosport to 
                                     Violet Grace Down aged 26 Spinster of 85 North St. Gosport, after Banns, both signed.
                                     Fathers:     Frederick Hamblin, Blacksmith 
                                                       George Damiel Down, Bricklayer
                                     Witnesses: Henry James Scard & Florence Maud [wife?] & Mary Down. [Hampshire Online Parish Clerk [HOPC]]

            Child 2: Clara Scard  born 1861 the daughter of William Scard and his wife Clara  

                                            See above - delivered a base-born child in 1883, then married William Abbinett in 1884.
                                               Witnessed her brother George's marriage in 1888 [see below]
                                               Could not find in 1891/1901 census.  Issue unknown.  

                    Child 3: Grace Scard born 1863 the daughter of William Scard and his wife Clara  
                                    Married Edward Luke in 1885 - No issue seen on the 1891 or 1901 census.
  
                     Child 4: George Scard  born 1866 the son of William Scard and his wife Clara  

                                             George Scard married Jane Bridget Sullivan March 11th 1888
                                             Parish Entry; 
                                             George Seager Scard, 21, Bachelor, Labourer, of 2 Mount Pleasant, Gosport to Jane Bridget Sullivan, 23, Spinster, 
                                             Domestic Servant, 30 Henry Street, Gosport, After Banns, both signed. 
                                             Fathers noted as: William Scard - Occupation: Butcher & James Patrick Sullivan- Deceased.
                                             Witnesses: In the presence of Henry James Scard & Clara Ann Abbinnett. Source:  Knightroots Online:
  
                 1901 Census Address: No. 8 Melivile? Road, Alverstoke;
                                              George Scard, Head, aged 34, Foreman [R.N. Ord] born Portsmouth, Hants.
                                              Jane Scard, wife, aged 36, born Strood, Kent.
                                              George Scard, son, aged 12, born Gosport, Hants. - [b.1888]- married and had issue - see shipping details below. 
                                              William Scard, son, aged 9, born Gosport, Hants. - [b.1892] - birth Reg. as William Charles Eugene Scard. 
                                           *  Edward Scard, son, aged 7, born Gosport, Hants. - born 12th March 1894 - see Shipping details below/
                                              Albert E Scard, son, aged 4, born Gosport, Hants - died  Sept. Qtr. 1921 recorded aged 25 yrs. 

                                            * SHIPPING DETAILS - [Ancestry]
                                                  Edward Scard- depart Durban South Africa [born 12th March 1894] arrived Southampton,Hants 
                                                  - 3rd June 1955.
                                                  [3 voyages for Edward also listed as Edward Henry Scard ]  Sth Africa to Southampton
                                                  arriving in 1932, 1946 & 1955. Traveled with Gertrude Scard on each occasion [his wife].
                                                  Mr. G. E. Scard aged 38, 'Labyman?'  with wife 'Mrs. G.E.' aged 36 and child:. A.V. Scard aged 1yr 2months.
                                                  Departed Beira, Mozanbique arrived London 4th Nov. 1926.
                                                  Address in UK: 66 Parkham Road Gosport,  Hants 
                                                  Edward Henry Scard - born c.1897 - depart South Africa arrived Southampton, Hants - 2nd Class, Occupation: Civil Servant 
                                                  also traveling with Edward was; Gertrude Gladys aged 35; Mary [middle name illegible] aged 10. 
                                                 Address in UK: 66 Parkham Road Gosport, Hants - 14th March 1932.

                      Child 5: Alice Seager Scard  born 1870 the daughter of William Scard and his wife Clara  

                                             Married George William Hayles March Qt. 1900 Reg March Qt. 1900 [Alverstoke]
                                             - No issue found on the 1901 Census. 
Child 6: Alfred Scard born 1875 the son of William Scard and his wife Clara Married Ellen Edith Smith at Alverstoke, Registered March Qt. 1900 Known issue;
Alfred John Scard born 7th October 1901, baptised 5th December 1901 son of Alfred & Ellen Scard of 2 Victoria Place, Gosport. Father's Occupation: Labourer. Forton Independent Chapel. [HOPC] Child 7: Charles Scard Born 1878 the son of William Scard and his wife Clara Married 1904?