was born in Chalfont St Peter at 28 Grove Hill on 30th October 1939. During
the war years while Granddad was away, Dad and grannie spent time in Chalfont
St Peter and in Sheerness, at one point being evacuated to Porthcawl in Wales.
After the war the family moved to Amersham, 7 Finch Lane, and later at 43
After Primary school in Chalfont St Peter Dad went to High
Wycombe Royal Grammar School before starting a Research Apprenticeship
at EMI Research Labs in Hayes in 1956.
Dad's mother, Grannie Hare
2001) was born Edith Eleanor Fisher and married Granddad Hare (Arthur Tennyson,
aka Joe) on 26th June 1936
Interestingly, Grannie and Grandad Hare were married on the same day as Grannie
and Grandad Willson.
More pictures of Gran & Grandad here
Dad's father, Granddad Hare
was born in Chalfont St Peter. He started work as a postman and served in
the Royal Engineers during the war years 1939-45 visiting Iceland, North Africa,
Italy and Poland. After the war he returned to his job as a postman.
|on his mother's side Dad's grandparents
were Edith Eleanor Yates (1892-1965) and Ernest W Fisher (1887-1961)
and they lived in Sheernes
||On his father's side Dad's grandmother was Amy Rose Jermy (Ema thinks
she came from Hayes, Middx) and his grandfather was Arthur Tennyson Hare
(born 1879 at Lakes Lane, Beaconsfield, died in 1955 .
and Amy are both buried at Chalfont St Peter Cemetary,
Dad's aunts & uncles
Dad's Mum (Grannie Hare) had many brothers and sisters
Curly (1917-1996) (married Joyce and had lots of children)
Pip (1912-1971) (married Dolly with no children)
Ivy (1915-20010) (married Len Jeffries and had children Leonard (1934-1999),
Raymond (1936-1983), Sylvia (1937-), Patricia (1940-))
Elsie (married Roddy and had two? children)
Margery (1920-1995) (married Thomas Banks with daughters Sheila (1938-) and
Margery (Babe) (1940-1995))
Joan (1931- ) (married Roy Atkinson and had daughters Linda (1953- ), Susan
(1955- ) and Diane (1959- )
The above info came from Joan who has worked on the family tree and has traced
the Yates family back to 1730 when Owen Yates married Sarah Scoles at Eastchurch
on the Isle of Sheppey, where the family have lived ever since.
Dad's dad (Granddad Hare), also had brothers & sisters
Ron (married Lucy and had two children). Ron died of cancer and subsequently
Lucy married Ron's cousin Eric. Eric had children Maurice and Barbara.
Pete (married Christine and had a daughter Malinda who now lives at Dunmow
Phyllis (married Bill Rance and had several children - Irene,
Shirley, Sonny, twins John & Jean, and Roger)
Ema (married Frank Roberts with no children) still living in Chalfont St Peter
and will be 80 in 2005.
Cath (or Kath?) married Ron Croft and had a daughter Maureen who died at a
very young age.
In the Census of 1880, Dad's Grandad is shown as the son
of William Hare (born 1853 born in Beaconsfield, a chairmaker) and Mary Hare
(born in 1850 in Wraysbury, Bucks).
Also shown are brothers William W (born 1876 at High Wycombe),
Henry A (born 1877 at High Wycombe), and a sister Amy G (born 1880 in Beaconsfiled.
The census of 1901 shows William and Mary living in Hayes which is presumably
where Arthur met Amy Jermy.
According to Ema there was another son Oliver, presumably born after 1880
Oliver, later living in Chalfont St Peter and the father of Eric (This Eric
later married Lucy, Ron's wife). There were also two ladies Hilda and Mabel
probably living in Chesham.