Let’s start with Henry Emmett, a brickfield labourer born in 1844 at Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex in England.

In 1871 Henry and his wife Elizabeth (Diaper) lived at Goulds Green in Hillingdon, with their children Henry J, Charles, Edwin and two lodgers. By 1881 the family has moved to Dawley Field in Harlington, and the family had expanded to include George, Ellen, William and Frederick.

Their son Charles born in 1865/6 was a gas stoker, and at the time of his marriage in 1890 was living at 31 Willow Road. He married Emma Hall from Norwood, who lived at the Askew Arms, Uxbridge Road. In 1891 they are living at Uxbridge Terrace, Acton with their son also named Charles.

Charles and Emma moved to Dawley Wall in Hayes by 1901, and he is now a general labourer. Their son Charles now has siblings called Ellen, Emily, Florence, William and Lillian.

By 1911 they are living at 11 Shoreham Villas along Redmead Road in Harlington, and they’ve now also had children Albert, Henry and Edwin. Along with his eldest son Charles Henry, Charles’ occupation is now a mack slab maker. Ellen the eldest daughter is a domestic servant.

Charles and Emma’s son William was in WWI and served with the London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers, and his regiment number is 77113. Sadly William died aged eighteen on the 1st July 1918 and is buried at the Contay British Cemetery in France.

The Emmett family moved to 78 Church Road in Hayes, Middlesex. On the 10th April 1940 Charles James Emmett died, and ten years later on the 27th March 1950, Emma Emmett nee Hall passed away.

The majority of their descendants still live in the south of England, but others have travelled further, with a great-grandson living in New York.

Last updated: 11th April 2018

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