Lotty Smith (187) was born at Wares Farm, Good Easter in 1880.



She remained there until being sent to boarding school by the time she was eleven. That school was Hooper Lodge Boarding School, Chelmsford.


By 1901 Lotty was working as a draperŐs assistant and living at 57 Park Street, Chelmsford.


She married on 6th April, 1910 at Herne Hill, London to William John Lynn (238).




         Essex Newsman 16th April 1910


                   St PaulŐs Church, Herne Hill


He had been born in Lambeth, London in 1878.




His father was Vincent William Lynn, born September, 1843 and baptized at St Botolph, Billingsgate London on 22nd September, 1843.



He was a fish salesman His mother was Sarah. His grandparents were William John and Elizabeth Lynn.





Vincent was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London on 8th October 1840.


Vincent William Lynn was buried in the Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth Road, London on 4th February, 1901



         National Probate Record


Meanwhile, William John, husband to Lotty Smith was living at 3 Camberwell New Road, Lambeth in 1881.


He moved to 37 Foxley Road, Lambeth before 1910 and that is where he stayed until his marriage when they moved to 89 Stradella Road, Herne Hill.


He was a fishmonger and fish salesman following in his fatherŐs footsteps.


He died on 18th January, 1953 by which time they were living at Stoke House, Roxwell Road, Writtle, Essex.




         National Probate Record


Lotty survived him and she died on 14th August, 1953.




         National Probate Record



Lotty Smith and William John Lynn had three children:


Vincent William Lynn       Born   1911


Eileen Frances Lynn          Born   1913


Henry Gibson Lynn           Born   1879            Died 1954




The following story is included for its gratuitous information! There does not appear to be a direct link to ŇourÓ Lynn family, although the fish monger connection would suggest that there might be one.


Chelmsford Chronicle 11th June 1909


Joseph was buried in Billericay, Essex

Essex Newsman 12th June 1909