Brailes, Warwickshire; Adderbury, Oxfordshire & Ontario, Canada
Born: August 21,1890 - Adderbury East OXON
Parents: Henry HONE, Innkeeper and Sarah Anne Green COLLINS
The Red Lion Adderbury, Oxfordshire, UK
Here my father entered the world. He would carry with him all his years the expectation of acting properly and being British. His military training added to this vision of himself, order and cleanliness were his watchwords. He had a delicious sense of humour and loved children.
Sarah Ann Green COLLINS
Born 1862 Leighton Buzzard
1891 Census: Adderbury East
|The Red Lion, Adderbury|
|Henry HONE||head||60||Innkeeper||Warwickshire Brailes|
|Sarah A HONE||wife||28||Beds Linslade|
|Thomas HONE||son||27||Oxon Swerford|
|Charlotte B MALINGS||grandau||14||Oxon Deddington|
|Joseph PRUE||boarder||28||groom||Warks Radway|
Henry HONE died at the age of 68, October 18, 1898. Cardiac disease, mitral obstruction some years, dropsy 4 months, exhaustion. Occupation : Job Master.
My father's oral history of the death was that Henry had been riding and fell from the horse and broke his leg. He said that Henry's boot had to be cut from his leg because of the swelling (that could have been the dropsy).
Photographs of Henry HONE's grave at Adderbury, can be found here.
Sarah married Robert BARNES July 24, 1899 at Adderbury East. Robert widower aged 45 years and Sarah widow 37 years. Witnesses Wm J FRENCH and Joseph SLADE
1900 August 28 John BARNES born to Robert BARNES and Sarah Ann Green BARNES, Souldern, Oxfordshire. Robert innkeeper, The Bull's Head (though I believe Sarah ran the pub)
1901 Census: Shackerstone Village, Leicestershire
|Robert BARNES||head||48 years||farm labourer||Warks Cherrington|
|Sarah A G BARNES||wife||38 years||Beds Leighton Buzzard|
|Emily A BARNES||dau||19 years||general servant||Oxon Souldern|
|James HONE||stepson||10 years||schoolboy||Oxon Adderbury|
|Henry HONE||stepson||8 years||schoolboy||Oxon Adderbury|
|Catherine C HONE||stepdau||6 years||scholar||Oxon Adderbury|
|John BARNES||son||8 mo||Oxon Souldern|
The world was harsh for this little family. By 1905 Robert BARNES and Catherine HONE had both died. Robert in a Workhouse of Tuberculosis (1 year), Catherine from Heart Failure due to severe gastric catarrh. Sarah at the time of Robert BARNES death was 6 months pregnant with William BARNES, her last child, born 1905, Shackerstone Leicestershire
Henry HONE about 1914
born 1893 died 1917
Lac St. Edouard Quebec WW1
1907 September Oral history from Margaret BREEN Keller marriage Sarah Ann Green COLLINS (late EVANS, late HONE, late BARNES) to Michael Anthony BREEN at Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
My father's schooling stopped when he left England and always stated proudly that he was self-educated.
Through Rev Quartermain, Renfrew, a marriage was arranged to Michael Anthony BREEN, widower and farmer Clontarf Renfrew County. Mick had 2 children. Thomas BREEN and Mary BREEN. The only substantiation of this marriage is a newspaper clipping of Mick's death 1944 stating his 2 wives and the dates of their marriages. The Anglican parish of St. Clement's, Clontarf missing records.
My father did not take well to the "backwood's life" as he called it. He was a lumberjack and worked hard labour. He eventually moved to Ottawa and became a groomsman to a man called Thomas Butterworth who saw intelligence in him. He encouraged my father to join the Royal Canadian Medical Corps. My father attained rank of Sergeant Major and was a dispenser by trade. Thirty-three years military service.
1911 Census is partly transcribed and when complete I think will find the family in Quebec City, Quebec. The family also lived (before my birth) in Torryburn, New Brunswick during my older siblings childhoods.
1913 May 29
Marriage of James HONE to Lily BROXUP at Chalmers Church, 67 St Julian St., Quebec City, Quebec
Witnesses: P.J.Muise, Lillian J. Muise
James HONE circa 1914 - World War 1
James Henry Collins HONE (Harry) &
Eunice Vera Patricia HONE (Vera) 1930s
Torryburn, New Brunswick, Canada
birth James Henry Collins HONE Dec 1
enrolled Canadian Expeditionary Force WW1
birth March 26 1917 Douglas HONE South Leeds Yorkshire England
birth Eunice Vera Patricia HONE Quebec City Quebec
death of Sarah Ann Green COLLINS BREEN at Clontarf, Ontario CANADA generously nursed through her final illness (cancer) by Laura Valikett BREEN wife of her stepson Thomas BREEN
death of Sgt Douglas HONE RCAF England Menylcoccis Meningitis
RETIRED rank of Sergeant Major W.O.1
1914-15 Star, Gen Service Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service Medal and Good Conduct. See military records.
Nov 5 death of Lily Broxup HONE. Oral history Liver cancer.
My sister, Vera Hone SHORE, said that my father was lost without Lily. Vera introduced him to the then Elizabeth GILL a widow who Vera had rented a house from at 162 Wharncliffe Road. They were compatible and married 1944. Unfortunately Elizabeth's sons Jack GILL and Hugh GILL resented their mother marrying “an old man”. It took many years for this to be resolved but eventually their children started calling him "Grandpa Jim" and they accepted him as being good for their mother.
James HONE married Elizabeth Sophia GILMOUR at Toronto Ontario Nov 13 1944
Witnesses Camilla MENZIES (sister of Elizabeth)
Alexander MENZIES (husband of Camilla)
James HONE and Elizabeth Sophia GILMOUR, 1944
Baby pictures of
Kathleen HONE 2004
Elizabeth Kathleen Collins HONE born at St. Joseph's Hospital, London Ontario October 15 1945
My father worked part time at many jobs after his retirement. From my memory, he was a green's keeper at a bowling green club, maintenance at Minshall Organ Co. and also at the C.O.D. Central Ordinance Depot(a branch of the army).
1961 December 15
James HONE died at Westminster Army Hospital, London, Ontario, of renal failure.
He was 71 years old; I was 16.
in memory of
Died Nov 5 1943 aged 51 years
beloved wife of
James HONE, S.M. W.O.1. R.C.A.M.C.
died Dec 15 1961 aged 71 years
Sgt Douglas HONE R.C.A.F.
died on active service July 5 1941
aged 23 years
buried in Brookwood, England
Elizabeth Sophia HONE
dear wife of
Staff Sergeant W.O.1.
15 Dec 1961 age 71
I am writing a biography of my grandmother Sarah Ann Green COLLINS on my blog, which can be found by folllowing this link.