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Default Maud Violet Ledger

Birth: Maud Violet Ledger, born 16 October 1900, at 62 Long Acre (on the corner of Long Acre and Bow Street, just north of Covent Garden) London.

Parents: Henry Ledger, a fruiterer's salesman, and Rose Ledger, formerly Hart.
[Henry was C of E, Rose a Jewish girl, and they married 1898 in the Strand Register office.]

Possibly named after her aunt Maud, her father's youngest sister, b. 1890, and her mother's sister Violet, also born 1890.


1901 RG13/237 85 p.2
155 High Holborn [two other familes listed at that address - Ledgers had 2 rooms]
Henry Ledger head 22 fruit salesman worker b London Strand
Rose Ledger wife 22 [birthplace blank]
William Henry Ledger son 2 London Strand
Maud Violet Ledger daughter 8 months London Strand

22 Great Ormond Street, London WC [3 rooms]
Henry Ledger 32 fruit salesman b London Strand
Rose Ledger wife 32 married 13 years b London Dalston
Henry Ledger son 11 school b London Strand
Maud V. Ledger daur 10 school b London Strand
Louis Z. Ledger son 6 school London Holborn
Ena V. Ledger daur 1 b London Holborn

In 1918 Maud's last sibling, Doris Patricia was born.

22 Jun 1919 MV Ledger witnessed the marriage of Grace Caroline Carter to Albert Whitehead at St. Bartholemew, Gray's Inn Road. Grace was the sister of Maud's future husband.

At some point before Maud married William, she had been engaged to William's youngest brother, Henry Ernest Carter ("Harry").

23 April 1922
St. Bartholemew, Gray's Inn Road, South St. Pancras, London
William Sidney Carter, 28, bachelor, licensed victualler, 1 Pakenham Street, W.C. father Charles Albert Carter, licensed victualler
Maud Violet Ledger 21 spinster, parish of St. Giles in the Fields, father Henry William Ledger, fruit broker.

In December the same year (1922) Maud's father Henry died.

birth of daughter
Edna Maud Doris Carter, 14 January 1923 at 1 Pakenham Street [The Pakenham Arms], St. Pancras.

After this birth, Maud had a miscarriage of a baby boy and there were no further pregnancies.

The Pakenham Arms was getting rather crowded as it was lived in by William's parents and his brother Henry and his wife and their two daughters, so William, Maud and their daughter moved to another pub, the Downham Arms, Downham Street, De Beauvoir Town, London.

During WW2 they moved to Ruislip to avoid the blitz. William and Maud lived in a bungalow at 2, Brickwall Lane, which also became home to their daughter Edna and her husband Rhydian Evans for 5 years, until the Evanses bought their own home in Edwards Avenue, South Ruislip.

At some point, William and Maud were rehoused not far from Edna, at a council flat - 801 Victoria Road, South Ruislip.

In 1973 Maud was widowed.

12 May 1987 at 'Ryefield', Ryefield Avenue, Hillingdon, Middlesex
Maud Violet Carter, widow of William Sidney Carter, air traffic controller's assistant. Cause of death:
1 a cardiac failure;
b ischaemic heart disease;
c chronic lymphoid leukaemia;
2 osteo arthritis; old age.
[Ryefield was an old people's home. This death cert is the one with the most causes of death that I have!!!!]
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