Matilda Eliza Penrose

Matilda Eliza Penrose

Female 1833 - 1906  (72 years)

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  • Name Matilda Eliza Penrose 
    Born 21 Oct 1833  Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Apr 1906  Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Camberwell Cemetery, Grave #10400, Square 71 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine Vol 16 No. 4 P. 141

    • Extract from Parker Penrose Marriage Certificate

      Registration District of St. Luke, Middlesex

      Marriage solemnized in the Church of St. Barnabas in the parish of St. Luke, in the county of Middlesex

      No. 213 -- married 8 February, 1858:

      Charles Parker, full age
      Condition: bachelor
      Occupation: tailor
      Residence 16 Rahere St
      Father's name: Thomas Parker, carpenter

      Matilda Penrose, full age, spinster, same residence
      Father's name: Richard Penrose, wine merchant

      Wit: Geo Townley
      Emma Penrose
      [1]
    Person ID I1428  Complete
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2009 

    Father Richard Penrose,   b. 16 Sep 1798, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Matilda Sims,   b. 22 Aug 1804, Stratton, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1887, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1822  St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census Records
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841:  Julie Penrose
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841: Julie Penrose
    5th person down right side. "Julie Penrose, age 15" living with family of William Sexton, Friars Place, St. George, Southwark.
    "F.S" means Female Servant. This appears to be
    Juliana Penrose.
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841:  Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    England Census St. George, Southwark, London 1841: Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    Matilda 35, (Indept) Charles 9, Matilda 7, Emma 4.
    Family lives on St George Row/Road, St. George the Martyr, Southwark.

    The 1841 Census was taken 6 June 1841 and was the first to list individuals by name and occupation.

    (Ancestry.com Index: Look for "Pewrge" family.)
    England Census St Marys, Kennington, London 1851:  Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    England Census St Marys, Kennington, London 1851: Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims Family
    St Marys, Kennington
    Entries at bottom of page

    Family lived at No 6 Camden St. (Now Morecambe St. to the east of Walworth Road)

    Matilda Penrose, Age 44, Needlewoman
    Emma, daughter, Age 14, Bookbinder
    Amelia, [Cecilia] daughter, Age 7, Scholar

    Matilda Penrose is listed as head of household, marital status is widow.

    Census date: 30 Mar 1851
    England Census Lambeth 1861:  Matilda Penrose and Elvira Penrose
    England Census Lambeth 1861: Matilda Penrose and Elvira Penrose
    Middle of Page: Matilda Penrose, age 56, Fundholder
    Elvira C. Penrose, age 17, daughter

    181 No 9 York Grove

    Census date: 7 April 1861
    1841 Census Penrose family.jpg
    1841 Census Penrose family.jpg
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Parker,   b. 1836 or 1837, Bruton, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1921, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1858  St Barnabas, St Luke Parish, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census Records
    England Census Lambeth 1871:  Charles and Matilda Parker
    England Census Lambeth 1871: Charles and Matilda Parker
    Charles Parker 35 tailor, Matilda Parker 37 ?
    230 Kennington Park Road
    England Census Lambeth 1881:  Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    England Census Lambeth 1881: Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    Middle of page: Charles Parker 45, tailor; Matilda Parker 47, Matilda Penrose, Mother in law, 67, Annuitant.

    230 Kennington Park Road
    England Census Lambeth 1891:  Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    England Census Lambeth 1891: Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    Charles Parker 56 Hosier & Tailor, Matilda Parker 55 haberdasher.
    Florence Jordan, Niece on page 2.

    298 Kennington Road
    England Census Lambeth 1891:  Page After Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    England Census Lambeth 1891: Page After Charles and Matilda Parker Family
    Charles and Matilda Parker on previous page.
    Florence Jordan 20, niece (Emma's daugher.)
    Amelia Baines 16, Domestic servant
    England Census Lambeth 1901:  Charles and Matilda Parker
    England Census Lambeth 1901: Charles and Matilda Parker
    Charles Parker 61 worker
    Matilda Parker 62 employer

    298 Kennington Road
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1833 - Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1858 - St Barnabas, St Luke Parish, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1906 - Camberwell, London, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Camberwell Cemetery, Grave #10400, Square 71 Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
    Approximate Location of Penrose Grave Site
    The coping and headstone of the grave had been in good condition in 1907. At present most of the older grave markers had tumbled over. Some were covered with grass and moss, engravings unreadable. Many of the numbered grave marker stones were lost or unreadable, but we found a few of them and were able to figure out the approximate location.

    Susan Woodland Howard is standing on the spot where she believes they are buried.
    Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
    Condition of Parker/Penrose Grave site
    Most of the graves from the 1800s and early 1900s have nearly disappeared. This is a beautiful area in a good neighborhood, with the grave site protected under the shade of a spreading old oak tree.

    The original headstone carried the inscription: "Matilda Penrose, Died May 1, 1887, age 82. Emma, daughter of above, died October 8, 1888. Matilda Eliza Parker, elder daughter of above, died April 11, 1906, age 73.

    Charles Parker died 9 Mar 1921.

    Contact Susan Woodland Howard if you would like to participate in the restoration of this site.

    Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
    Plan of Old Camberwell Cemetery
    Square 71 is marked
    Plot Diagram for Square 71
    Plot Diagram for Square 71
    Grave #10400 is marked

    According to Charles W. Penrose Diary he visited his mother's grave site #10400 in the Old Camberwell Cemetery. According to the cemetery records Charles Parker owned the site and he is buried there along with his wife Matilda Eilza Penrose and Charles' and her mother Matilda Simms Penrose. The cemetery records said there was a marker on the grave. There had been floods in the area and either the marker is under mud or was washed away.

    For calibration of your GPS the Y in the road just north of the plot is at Lat N 51.45052 Long W 0.05911 - The actual grave site is Lat N 51.45027 Long W 0.05907

  • Sources 
    1. [S220] Penrose Publication, Vol 1 1967-68.