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Ernest Charles Jennings ~1902 London

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MarieCeleste Report 16 Jun 2011 23:07

Rob, you say "I do have this info already ...."

If you do have more info, then please impart what you can!


Robert Report 16 Jun 2011 23:35

Hi, sorry to appear to mislead - the info on this thread is all I have!

But nothing seems very concrete, and I was hoping someone would come up with a little gem!

Obviously I do know bits and bobs about his life ... but nothing really very useful. He did re-marry, first name Hilary (but can't find this!).

I'll hunt through my records and see if there's anything else which migt help.

Interesting that he was on the board of directors for Blighty mag during the war - that is, he was never in the services. I wonder how that came about?
I have a full bound set of all the weekly papers for the whole WW2 period.

Really interesting articles and cartoons.



Vera2010 Report 16 Jun 2011 23:54

You may have this. Original imge of baptisms at St Mark's ( Queen Charlotte's Hospital).

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Amelia Walker Name: Amelia Walker
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1902
Baptism Date: 18 Sep 1902
Mother's name: Amelia Walker
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Mark, Marylebone Road
Borough: Westminster



MarieCeleste Report 17 Jun 2011 09:31

The address on the baptism posted by Vera was 19 Stafford Street, Marylebone Road.


Robert Report 27 Jun 2011 15:54

Just got back from being away ...

Marriage Cert details ...

29/3/1924 Paddington

Ernest Charles Jennings + Amelia Walker
Age 22 and 21

Prof: Artist (Commercial)

Father: Ernest Charles Jaennings
Prof: Artist (Painter)

Father: Frederick Walker
Prof: Canteen Manager

Witnesses: E King and J King

Addresses: Bravington Road
Walterton Road.

So, was my Frederick Walker the Porter in 1901 at 73 Walterton Road????

The above does not seem to "fit" with the posh lifestyle ...

An Amelia Walker from Stafford Street in Mayfair, just round the corner From St. James, does seem to fit.


Still not much further forward really.

Thanks so far,



Vera2010 Report 27 Jun 2011 23:58


Welcome back. Did wonder why Ernest Jnr's lifestyle was different from that of his parents. Maybe the 1911 is correct after all. Have something in my shoebox on Ancestry. Amelia's EDIT mother was born in Peckham. Will dig it out.

The area where Ernest and Amelia lived at the time of their marriage was certainly quite different from St James'. I lived near those addresses in the early 60's. However they could have deteriorated since Ernest and Amelia lived there. Now I believe they are on the up.



Robert Report 28 Jun 2011 19:00

Thanks Vera,

By the time my stepfather was born in 1925, they were already in St. James, lliving the posh lifestyle.

So, Ernest was only 25 by then ... so where did this money come from?

His acting career started in the 60's. Various films, Dr. Who, Steptoe etc ... his "filmography" can be found on the net ...

He did get a lot of commissions as an artist - maybe it was very well paid???



Jeffrey Report 29 Oct 2023 17:15


If this thread is still active I have birth, death and marriage certificates for Ernest Charles Jennings, known as Jay.



ErikaH Report 29 Oct 2023 17:37

Send a message to Robert by clicking on his name - and hope that he is willing/able to respond


ErikaH Report 30 Oct 2023 17:00

1921 Census Of England & Wales
84, Walterton Road, London, Paddington, London & Middlesex, England
Amelia Walker Head Female 1902 18 Marylebone, London, England Dairy Assistant Welford & Sons
Alice Walker Sister, daughter Female 1905 16 Paddington, London, England Assistant Dressmaker Madam Telecia, 48 Queens Road

1939 Register
62 Church Avenue, Pinner, Harrow U.D., Middlesex, England
Violet J Jennings (Witchell) 25 Jun 1892 Female Manager Of Flats Widowed 161 1
Ernest C Jennings 10 Jan 1902 Male Commercial Artist Married 161 2
The record for this person is officially closed.

The woman's name change was recorded 18/04/1946

There does not appear to have been a marriage.............

Deaths Sep 1963 (>99%)

Ernest was recorded on the ER as living with his wife, Amelia, in 1931, at 193 Harrow Road

Name Amelia Walker
Gender Female
Record Type Baptism
Baptism Date 18 Sep 1902
Baptism Place St Mark, Marylebone Road, Westminster, England
Mother Amelia Walker
Register Type Parish Register

GRO Reference: 1902 S Quarter in ST MARYLEBONE Volume 01A Page 575


ErikaH Report 8 Nov 2023 15:32

The son to whom reference is made

Peter E F
England & Wales Births 1837-2006
Paddington, London, England

Peter E F
England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England

Peter Ernest F
England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Norwich, Norfolk, England