The Family of Catharine Donnix formerly Gibson (1817 – 1887)

I am very grateful to Ron Donnex for some of the information on this page.

Catherine Donnix was born 30 October 1817 and baptised 6 March 1822 at Linton, a daughter of John Gibson and Elizabeth formerly Flack.

In 1841, aged 22, she was living at home with her mother.


Despite extensive searching no marriage for a Henry Donnex to Catherine Gibson has been found between 1841 and 1851.  There is a suitable marriage for Henry Donicks in the Cambridge district in the September quarter 1848 but his bride was Caroline Gibson, not Catherine.  Never-the-less this marriage is appropriate as the details fit Catherine, as her father is given as John Gibson, butcher deceased.  It was by banns on 13 August 1848 at Christ Church, in the parish of St Andrew the Less.  X Catherine and X Henry were both of full age, and bachelor and spinster of Newmarket Road, Cambridge.  Henry was a labourer, a son of Henry Donicks, a shoemaker deceased.  The witnesses were X George Burrell and Sarah Gee.


In 1851, as C. Donnex, she appears to be married to Henry Donnex, and living in George Street, Cambridge (HO107/1760 228A, St Andrew the Less otherwise Barnwell).  She was aged 30 and born at Linton.  Henry was aged 37, a general dealer and born in London.  Their children were sons A. aged 3, born in Cambridge and H. aged 1, born in Cambridge.  There was also a daughter in law (i.e. step-daughter to Henry) Elizabeth Gibson, aged 7 and born in Cambridge.  'Elizabeth' makes it clear that Catherine Donnex was formerly Gibson.  The proximity of Catherine Donnex to Ann Gibson in George Street in 1851 (same page in the census) reinforces the suggestion that they could be related.


In April 1857 Henry Donnex, publican, was charged with assault in Staffordshire Place and fined 5s and costs. (Cambridge Independent Press 11 April 1857).


In July 1860 Henry brought a case, which was widely reported, against Mr Turrall, the superintendent of the borough police, in the Nisi Prius Court, Cambridge, before the Lord Chief Justice Erle.  Henry was after further compensation above the 40s already offered and the case concerned an apparent abuse of power over Henry’s arrest on the passing of a suspect shilling from Henry Donnex to a pieman on 24 March 1860.  Henry was drinking the Sydney Arms in Sussex Street and had apparently tried to pass the coin to the landlady but she declined it.  He next tried to pass it to the pieman who accepted it, after buying pies for two ladies.  The pieman gave 10d change to Henry and then realised it was suspect and tried to get Henry to take it back but he declined.  The pieman claimed that Henry knew it was a bad one.  Henry was arrested after the police were called but the coin (tested by a jeweller in some versions) subsequently proved to be genuine.  The court passed a verdict in favour of the defendant and it seems that the Court’s view was that Henry had set out deliberately to mislead the landlady, pieman and the police, with a view to winning a bet and perhaps as a means of obtaining compensation.  During the questioning it was stated that Henry was a horse-dealer and pig jobber, and he described himself as a cattle dealer.  He had been in business for about 12 years and was in a substantial position of life in Cambridge.  Some weeks he did business to the amount of £200-£300 and some weeks he did nothing.  He had previously been committed for a week twice for assaults on women but that was many years ago, he had been fined for being drunk and very likely fined for assaulting a man, had been charged with taking Mr Foster’s sacks (but acquitted) and brought before the Bench for threatening a person.  He had been a chimney-sweep when a boy and was not drunk on the night in question though might have drunk half a dozen glasses.  He lived on Newmarket Road but did not know it was Barnwell.  Judgement was given in favour of Mr Turrall (Cambridge Independent Press 28 July 1860).


In 1861, at 190 New Market Road, Cambridge (St Andrew the Less, West Barnwell), Henry was aged 38, a cattle dealer, born at Cambridge.  His wife, Catherine, was aged 40, a house wife born at Linton.  Their children were Alfred aged 13, Henry aged 10, Frederick aged 8, Ellen aged 6, Hannah aged 3 and Charlotte aged 1, all born at Cambridge.


Henry was something of a wheeler and dealer and continued to appear before the Police Courts and Petty Sessions though he seemed mostly to get away with it.  He and his sons had something of a reputation with the courts.


In 1869, when Hannah was baptised, he was a cattle dealer living in Staffordshire Street.


Reported in the Cambridge Independent Press 16 July 1870 Henry Donnex, cattle dealer of Staffordshire Street, was arrested at Newmarket on the charges of 1. assaulting Edward Hart, 2. damaging a settle and window, 3. cruelly ill-treating a dog belonging to Edwin Roberts and 4. assaulting Sargeant Mountford at the Cricketers Arms.


In 1871, at Ainsworth Street, Cambridge, Henry was aged 50, a cattle dealer born at Cambridge.  His wife, Catharine (sic), was aged 51 and born at Linton.  Their children were Henry aged 20, a cattle dealer and Annie aged 13 and Charlotte aged 11, all born at Cambridge.


In 1881 at 119 Newmarket Road, Cambridge (RG11/1664/48 p38) Catharine Donnex (sic) was aged 60 and born at Linton.  Her husband Henry, a cattle dealer, was aged 61 and born in Cambridge.


Her death was on 12 October 1887 at Abbey Villa, Abbey Street, Cambridge and registered in the December quarter 1887 in the Cambridge district (3b 302).  She was aged 68.  She died of senile decay and cerebral congestion and the informant was her daughter, Elizabeth Staines of Castle Hedingham, Essex.


In 1891, at Cambridge Road, Cherry Hinton, Henry was aged 68, a cattle dealer born at Cambridge, Hannah, his daughter was single and aged 32 and his granddaughter was Ellen E Staines aged 11 and born in London.  (Ellen E. Staines appears to be Ellen Downes who was with Robert Staines in 1881.)


Henry married secondly Harriet Anna Hitchcock (1859 - 1936).  Henry and Harriet 's children were Frederick Ernest (1892 - 1949) and Charles George (1892 - 1899).


Henry Donnex’s death was probably registered in the Chesterton district (includes Cherry Hinton) in the December quarter 1896 aged 80.


Catharine's daughter was:

Elizabeth Gibson ( - 1888), born about1843/4 in Cambridge. 

She (Elizabeth Ann Gibson) married Robert Staines in the June quarter 1878 in the Halstead district (4a 519).

In 1881, at 4 Webbs Yard, Sittingbourne, Kent.  Robert Staines was aged 42 a brickfield labourer born at Castle Hedingham, Essex.  Elizabeth was aged 37 and born at Cambridge, Robert's niece Ellen Downes was aged 1 and born at London St Pancras, Middx and visiting was widow Ruth Spencer aged 26, a nurse, born at Cobham, Kent.

Elizabeth died in the September quarter 1888 in the Halstead district aged 44.

Robert Staines married again, to Sarah Dowsett, in the June quarter 1889 in the Halstead district.

In the 1891 index, Robert and Sarah had children Emily Dowsett aged 12, Katie Staines aged 10 and born at Sible Hedingham, and Ethel Staines aged 6 months.

Elizabeth and Robert's child was

Katie, born about 1881 at Sible Hedingham, Essex.


Catharine and Henry's children were:

Alfred Donnex (1848 - 192113), born about 1848 at Cambridge.  He served 21 years in the Rifle Brigade and spent 15 years in India. 

In 1851 and 61 he was at home with his parents aged 3 and 13 respectively. 

During 1860s he appeared before the Police Court and Petty Sessions on various charges of assault and other misdemeanours.  He was of Staffordshire Street and was a dealer.  The last case in March 1870 resulted in 1 month’s imprisonment for an assault without provocation, to be served after the one moth imposed the previous day for a different assault.  The bench described him as a perfect ruffian. 

He enlisted in the 4th Rifle Brigade 19 August 1870 at the age of 21.  He attested 22 August and joined the brigade at Aldershot 26 August.  He was a drover, 5’6” tall and a 34” chest with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and light hair.  His conduct was good and temperate though he served time in the cells for selling a serge frock which was the property of another man and for striking other comrades from time to time.  His right testicle was not descended.  His next of kin was his brother Frederick Donnex (no address).  During his army career he suffered from chronic synovitis, primo syphilis, boils, contusions, sprains, had multiple attacks of ague which was treated with quinine, haemorrhoids, bronchitis and bronchial catarrh a leg ulcer and lumbago.  His Indian service was 21 October 1873 – 25 January 1888.  He was awarded a medal for the Afghan campaign 1878-9 with a clasp and took part in the Waziri Expedition in 1881. 

In 1891, at Winchester, NCO Men serving in the Rifle Brigade, Alfred Donnex was a private aged 31 and born at St Andrew’s Cambridge.  In 1901, at 6 Saxon Road, A Donnex was a boarder, single aged 52 a pensioner born in Cambridge. 

In 1911 at 258 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, in 4 rooms, Alfred Donnex was a lodger aged 63, single an army pensioner born at Cambridge, in the household of George Ison aged 59 a bricklayer.  His death was registered in the Cambridge district in the March quarter 1921 aged 73.

Henry Donnex (1849 - 1917), born 1849 in Cambridge (331/SAL/010/394), in the September quarter, in the Cambridge district. 

In 1879 he was sentenced to 1 month’s hard labour for assaulting a police officer (Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 5 March 1870). 

In 1871 he was single and living with his parents. 

He married secondly (?, Henry junior was born before 1877) Agnes Augusta Bruce in the September quarter 1877 in the Cambridge district. 

In 1881, he (Henry Donnex) was living at 165 Newmarket Road, Cambridge (RG11/1664/21 p367).  He was aged 30, a (general) dealer and born in Cambridge.  Agnes B (unclear). his wife was aged 28 and born in Cambridge and their children were Henry aged 6 and Ellen aged 1 month, both born in Cambridge. 

In 1891, at Cambridge Road, Cherry Hinton, Henry was aged 39 a cow keeper, Agnes was aged 37, Henry was aged 15, Louisa was aged 9 and Alice Violet was aged 3.  All were born in Cambs. 

In 1901, in Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton, in 5 rooms, Henry was aged 50 a hay cutter.  His wife, Agnes A was aged 49 and their children were Agnes L aged 19 and Alice V aged 17.  All were born in Cambridge. 

In 1911 in Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton, in 4 rooms, Henry was aged 62 and a widower, previously a cattle dealer.  He had had 10 children 7 of whom had died.  His daughter, Louisa, was aged 28, a laundry maid and both were born in Cambridge.

Henry's son by his first wife (?) was:

Henry Donnex, born about 1874/5 at Cambridge.  He married Elizabeth Worboys (1873 - 1937) in the December quarter 1898 in the Chesterton district. 

In 1911, at 46 New Street, Cambridge, in 4 rooms, Harry Donnex was aged 36, a cattle drover at Cattle Market and born in Cambridge.  His wife, Elizabeth, was aged 36 and born at Chesterton.  They had been married for 13 years and had had 5 children one of whom had died.  Their children were Emma aged 11, Charles aged 5 and Alfred aged 1 and all were born in Cambridge.

Their children were:

Agnes Martha Donnex (1899 - 1958).  She married Reuben Owen (1890 - 1939).

Emily Violet Donnex (1900 - 1982).  She married Ernest Sidney Collop (1898 - 1940).

Alfred Donnex (1902 - 1904).

Charles Harry Donnex (1905 - 1978).  He married Emma May Cater (1906 - 1996). 

Alfred Donnex (1910 - 1975).

Henry and Agnes' children was

Elizabeth Mary Donnex (1877 - 1877).

Frederick George Donnex (1879 - 1879).

Ellen Eliza Donnex (1881 - 1881), born about February 1881 at Cambridge.  She may have died as an infant as there is a death registered in 1881 of Ellen E. aged 0 (331/SAL/26/341).

Louisa Agnes Rose Donnex (1881-1968)

Frederick Donnex (1884 - 1884)

Ellen Rose Donnex (1885 - 1885)

Charles Frederick Donnex (1886 - 1886)

Alice Violet Daisey Donnex (1889 - 1960)

Frederick George Donnex, born 1852 (331/SAL/012/487), March quarter, Cambridge district.  He was occasionally before the police court for minor offences.  He may be the Fred Donnex, 1224 of 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers (1871).  This Donnex won a prize of 30s for sword fighting (Aldershot Military Gazette 30 March 1872).

Ellen Donnex (1854 - 1940), born 1854 (331/SAL/014/472).  In 1939 her date of birth was given as 29 April 1854.  She married Gabriel Raphael Hugon (1849 - 1939) in the March quarter 1876 in the Marylebone district. 

In 1881, at 4 Stanley Terrace, Lewisham, Gabriel was aged 31, a commission merchant, born in Paris, France.  His wife, Ellen was aged 26 and born at Cambridge.  His children were Evelyn aged 8 born at Sheerness, Louise G. aged 4 born at London Middx, Edward C. aged 2 born at Lewisham and Marguerite E. aged 5 months born at Lewisham.  There were also Antoinette L. Hugon aged 18 and Laura E Hugon aged 17, Gabriel's nieces, who were orphans and born in London.  Alice Dowding, aged 16, was a general servant and born in Hereford.

In 1891 at 1 Seedley Mount, Pendleton, Gabriel R was aged 41 an engineer to calico printer, a British subject born in France.  His wife, Ellen was aged 36 and born at Cambridge.  Their children were Evelyn aged 18 born Sheerness, Louise G. aged 14 born St John’s Wood, Edward C aged 12 born Catford, Margaret E aged 10 born Forest Hill, Blanche E aged 8 born London, Frederick A aged 6 born London and John H. aged 5 born Manchester.  There was also Louise M Hugon, Gabriel’s mother, a widow aged 66 and born in France.  There was one servant, Eliza Jakeman aged 27 born in Buckingham.

There is mention on the Internet of a British engraver, Gabriel Raphael Hugon.

In 1893, Gabriel Hugon, who lived in Manchester, set up the first-ever factory to manufacture shredded suet - an act that was to revolutionise suet cooking.  Hugon, who had an engraving business, was one day watching his wife tediously chopping a large piece of suet and had the idea that it would be so much easier if suet, already chopped, could be bought.  He subsequently sold his engraving business and founded the Atora suet making factory in Openshaw, Manchester, manufacturing ready shredded suet - one of the first "convenience" food products available.  It was the largest factory of its kind in the world.  It is believed that the name "Atora" was derived from the word toro, the Spanish word for bull.  This was clearly linked to the fact that suet comes from beef cattle.  In fact, between 1893 and the early part of World War II, Hugon used this very fact to publicise the brand. Atora suet was transported around the country in colourfully painted wagons bearing the Atora name and pulled by six pairs of Hereford bullocks.  It was known to be one of the best publicity stunts carried out by a British firm in its time - long before "the marketing concept" was officially discovered!  Later the wagons joined the famous Chipperfield's Circus and took part in parades up and down the country.  The Atora factory became part of RHM in 1963, and in 1974 production was moved to Greatham, Hartlepool, in Cleveland.  Today, Atora sells more than 2,300 tons of suet in Britain each year - enough to make one million dumplings a day!

In the 1901 index, at Eccles, Lancs. (Barton upon Irwell registration district), Gabriel (Hugar) was aged 51, a refiner provl (?) and born at Paris, France.  Ellen, his wife, was aged 46 and born at Cambridge.  Their children were Evelyn aged 28 and born at Sheerness, Louise aged 24 and born at St John's Wood, Middx, Margaret aged 20 and born at Forest Hill, Frederick aged 16 and born at Forest Hill and John aged 15 and born in Manchester.  With them were Louise Hugon (Hugar in the index), Gabriel's mother, aged 77 and born in France, a visitor, Maude Laycock aged 28 and born in Manchester and Selina Miller, a general servant aged 23 and born at Boothstown, Lancs.

In 1911 at 13 Gore Crescent, Seedley, Pendleton, Salford in 12 rooms, Gabriel Hugon was aged 62 a beef suet refiner fat melting and born in Paris.  Ellen, his wife, was aged 57 and born at Cambridge.  They had been married or 41 years and had had 7 children all of whom were still living... Their children were Evelyn aged 39, Frederick A. aged 27 a manager and Margaret Ellen aged 31 all born in London.  There was one general servant, Emily Warrington, born at Overpool, Cheshire.

In 1939 (register) he was at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Private Patients’ House. Lorne Street, Manchester.  He was a beef suet manufacturer chairman and married with a date of birth of 30 July 1849.

In 1939 (register), at 7 Mitford Road, Manchester, Ellen was married with a date of birth of 29 April 1854, udd.  With her were Evelyn, single and with a date iof birth of 11 November 1872, and Marguerite, single and with a date of birth of 27 October 1881.  There was also a cook, Lucy Sandy with a date of birth of 8 May 1897.

Gabriel Raphael Hugon died 11 October 1939 (aged 93) at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester.  He was of 7 Mitford Road, Fallowfield, Manchester.  Probate was granted 4 December 1939 at Manchester to John Herbert Hugon, company managing director, Martin Alfred Andrews Hugon, works manager and John Robert Sinclair chartered accountant.  His effects were £51,044.17s. and resworn was £54,644.8s.7d.

Ellen Hugon died 16 May 1940.  She was of Thornfield, 7 Mitford Road, Fallowfield, Manchester.  Probate was granted 15 July at Manchester to John Herbert Hugon secretary and managing director, Evelyn Hugon spinster and John Robert Sinclair chartered accountant.  Her effects were £6,014.7s.6d.

Mavis Fluerty, of New Zealand, a former employee at the factory wrote (December 2003) of her time there:  "I used to live in Gorton, and I worked at Hugon's between 1955 and 1959 and loved it.  It was my first job at the age of 15.  It was a family affair and at the time of my working there was owned by two sisters.  Old Mr Hugon left in his will for us all to have a picnic every year and a special train was hired once a year which took us to Blackpool.  We also were given a packed lunch to eat on the train.  Then we went to a flash restaurant in Blackpool for tea.  I think one of the sisters was called Louise Hugon.  I was an addressograph operator there, and can remember having to do the mail for the sisters and still remember one was called Louise.  Why I remember is that a colleague typed a letter one day and put Lousie Hugon instead of Louise.  I remember us laughing and the name sticks in my mind.  I think the building is still standing, which was in Ogden Lane.  I have many happy memories of that first job.  I think it was taken over by a firm called Lin-Can, that did canned products, peas and other things.  There used to be a few old paintings of the members of the family on the walls of the office.  I wonder what happened to those?"

Gabriel and Ellen's children were

Evelyn Hugon (1872 – 1964), birth registered in the Sheppey district in the December quarter 1872.  She never married and died 11 December 1964 (aged 92) at The General Hospital, Cheltenham.  She was of The Ellenborough Hotel, Oriel Road, Cheltenham and probate was granted 25 March 1965 to Barclays Bank and she left £67,160.

Louise Gabrielle Hugon (1876 – 1969), born 1876 at London and registered in the June quarter 1876 in the Marylebone district.  She was educated at Pendleton High School.  She was awarded an MA from Cambridge in Natural Sciences.  In 1911, at 4 Park Grove, Cardiff, in 2 rooms, she was aged 34, single and a headmistress of a secondary school working for Cardiff Education Committee, born in Marylebone, London.  She registered as a teacher 1 April 1914 and had experience as an assistant mistress at High School for Girls, Exeter 1897-1898, Hulme Girls Grammar School, Oldham 1899-1902, North London Collegiate School for Girls 1902-1907 and became headmistress at Cardiff Municipal Secondary School, Howard Gardens, Cardiff in 1907.  In 1939 (register) at Royal Hotel, Den Crescent, Teignmouth, she was single with a date of birth 18 May 1876.  She never married and died 31 August 1969 (registered with a date of birth of 18 May 1875).  She was of Westover Gardens Hotel, Westover Road, Bournemouth.  Probate was granted 22 October 1969 at Manchester and she left £34,241.

Edward Charles Hugon (1879 – 1934), born about 1879 at Lewisham and registered in the March quarter 1879 in the Lewisham district.  He was baptised 10 August 1888 at Cambridge All Saints, a son of Raphael Gabriel and Ellen Hugon, a manager, printing works and of Pendleton.  He married though no marriage has been found for him and in 1922 Edward and Louise Hugon were passengers to Buenos Aires from an address of 7 Mitford Road (where his parents were in 1939).  He was aged 43 an engineer and she was aged 27 and they were to settle in Argentina {at least for 1 year].  He died 13 April 1934 (aged 56) at High Elms, Victoria Park, Rusholme, Manchester and was of 5 Wilmslow Road, Manchester.  Probate was granted 30 June 1934 at Manchester to Louise Banos Hugon, widow and he left £11,064.15s.7d, resworn £12,172.2s.11d.

Marguerite Ellen Hugon (1880 – 1974), born about November 1880 at Lewisham or Forest Hill and registered in December quarter 1880 in the Lewisham district.  In 1939 she gave her date of birth as 27 October 1881 (1880 is correct as she was in the 1881 census, aged 5 months).  She was baptised at St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, 3 September 1882, a daughter of Gabriel and Ellen, a commission merchant of Chase Villa, Forest Hill.  She never married.  She died 30 June 1974 (registered with a date of birth of 27 October 1881) and was of 27 Albemarle Road, Bournemouth.  Probate was granted 22 August 1974 at Manchester and she left £15,575.

Blanche Elizabeth Hugon (1882 – 1967), birth registered in the September quarter 1882 in the Lewisham district.  She married John Alfred Andrews 15 August 1905 at St Luke, Weaste, Salford by licence.  She was aged 23 a spinster of Ash Lea, Weaste, a daughter of Gabriel Raphael Hugon a merchant.  John was aged 33 a bachelor and secretary of Beaminster, a son of James Andrews, bank manager retired.  The witnesses were Cecil Sutton Montis Harding, Marguerite Ellen Hugon and Gabriel Raphael Hugon.  In 1911, at 88 Gleneagle Road, Streatham in 7 rooms, John Alfred Andrews was aged 39 a manager of export business born in Dorchester.  His wife, Blanche Elizabeth was aged 28 and born at London, Surrey.  They had been married for 5 years and had had 2 children both of whom were still living.  These were Dora Evelyn aged 3 and Martin Alfred aged 1, both born at London, Surrey.  There was a servant, Jessica Maddow aged 21 and born at Ipswich.  In 1939 at 52 Goulden Road, Manchester Blanche E Andrews was a widow, udd, with a date of birth of 28 June 1882.  She died 10 March 1967 (aged 84) at 25 Park Road, Southport and was of The Clifton Hotel, The Promenade, Southport.  Probate was granted to Dora Evelyn Andrews spinster and Martin Alfred Andrews Hugon retired company director.  She left £29,055.  John and Blanche’s children were:

Dora Evelyn Andrews (1908 – 2003), She died a spinster in the Chichester district with a date of birth of 13 January 1908 on 3 November 2003.  Probate was granted at Brighton 30 January 2004 (see Martin below).

Martin Alfred Andrews (Hugon) (1909 – 2003), birth registered in the December quarter 1909 in the Wandsworth district.  He appears to have added the name Hugon before October 1939, when he was an executor of his grandfather’s will.  He may have been the only male grandchild.  Martin Alfred A Hugon married Margaret S Cunningham in the September quarter 1943 in the Manchester district, and died 4 November 2003 (registered in the Chichester district with a date of birth of 1 October 1909) and probate of the will of Martin Alfred Andrews Hugon was granted at Brighton 30 January 2004 (see Dora above).

Lucy Marguerite Andrews, birth registered in the Wandsworth district in the September quarter 1911 (maiden name Hugon).  She married Christopher Carline Eastwood in the Manchester North district in the June quarter 1937.  In 1939 (register) at 6 Rose Vale, Cheadle and Gatley UD (see Martin above who had the same address in 1945) Lucy M Eastwood had a date of birth of 28 July 1811, udd.  Richard C Eastwood was an assistant signal and commercial engineer CEB north-west with a date of birth 27 October 1908.  Richard carline Eastwood died 28 November 1989 (registered with a date of birth of 27 October 1908).  He was of 9 Lerryn Drive, Stockport.  Probate was granted 31 January 1990 at Manchester and he left £120,430.  Lucy Marguerite Eastwood died in the March quarter 2003 with a date of birth of 28 July 1911. 

Frederick Arnold Hugon, born 1884 at Forest Hill and registered in the June quarter 1884 in the Lewisham district.  He was baptised 8 April 1885 (born 18 May 1884) at All Saints, Chorlton on Medlock, a son of Gabriel and Ellen a secretary of Woodlands, Chester Road, Stretford.  He was awarded, in 1899, a junior commercial exhibition of £10 for one year (Grammar Schools of Eccles and Manchester).  He may have settled in Argentina (famous for beef cattle) as an F.A. Hugon is a passenger to Buenos Aires in 1907 and 1908.  He joined the freemasons before 1921 otherwise there is no further trace of him in England.

John Herbert Hugon (1886 – 1959), born 1886 at Manchester and registered in the June quarter 1886 in the Barton upon Irwell district.  He married Hilda Lowthian in the Chorlton district in the December quarter 1917.  He died 11 February 1959 (aged 72) at Kingston Nursing Home, St Annes-on-the-Sea and was of 91 South Promenade Street, St Annes-on-the-Sea.  Probate was granted 15 May 1959 to Williams Deacons Bank Ltd and Hilda Hugon widow and he left £61,090.2s.0d. 

Charles Donnex (1857 - 1857), born 1856 (331/SAL/016/158).

Hannah Donnex, born 1858 (331/SAL/018/31).  She was baptised 7 February 1869 at St Matthew’s church, St Andrew the Less, a daughter of Catharine and Henry, a cattle dealer of Staffordshire Street.  She was a lodging house keeper in Kent.  In 1891 she was with her father, aged 32. 

Charlotte Donnex (1860 – 1934), born 1860 (331/SAL/019/318).  She married Lewis Charles Nichols 6 January 1881 at St Andrew the Less, Cambridge after banns (331/CEO25/05/417/2).  She was a spinster aged 20 of 119 Newmarket Road, a daughter of Henry a cattle dealer.  Lewis was aged 21 a clerk of 39 James Street, and a son of George Kent, a farmer.  In 1881 at 7 Willow Walk, Cambridge, Lewis (Nicholls) was aged 22, born Chesterfield (sic), Cambridge, a brewer's clerk.  Lottie was aged 21 and born in Cambridge (RG11/1669/128/227).  In 1891 at 20 Jesus Lane Cambridge, LC Nichols was aged 32 a clerk born at Chesterford.  His wife, C was aged 31 and born at Cambridge as was their child E aged 9.  There was a servant, A Shipp aged 21 and born at Waterbeach.  In 1901 at 20 Jesus Lane, Lewis C was aged 42 a university swimming instructor born at Chesterford, Essex.  His wife, Charlotte was aged 41 and their daughter was Ethel Kate aged 19 both born at Cambridge.  In 1911 at 20 Jesus Lane, in 10 rooms, Lewis Charles was aged 52 a milkman born at Little Chesterford, Essex.  His wife, Charlotte was aged 51 and was a lodging house keeper born at Cambridge.  They had been married for 30 years and had had one child who was still alive.  There was also a servant, Winifred Cooke aged 24 and born at Cottinham.  Charlotte Nichols died 14 April 1934 aged 74 and was buried in Brassingham Cemetery.  Lewis Charles Nichols died 23 June 1939 aged 80 at Lincoln and was buried 26 June at Brassingham Cemetery.  Charlotte and Lewis’s child was:

Ethel Kate Nichols, born about 1881 at Cambridge.  In 1891 and 1901 she was with her parents, aged 9 and 19 and born at Cambridge.

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