The Family of William & Mary Bustard

Mary Ann Vincent
b. 1811
Broadelish, Devon
d. 1867
St Pancras, Middlesex

William Bustard
b. 1808
Broadelish (Broadclyst), Devon
d. 1881
St Pancras, Middlesex
(Carpenter in 1841, Beerhouse Keeper in 1851)

13th February 1833
Broad Clyst, Devon

Seven children including Mary Ann Bustard (mother of Lily Bailey),
William Bustard, Frances Bustard, John Bustard, James Bustard, Thomas Bustard, Charles Vincent Bustard

William Bustard and Mary Ann Vincent were both in Broadelish, Devon. They married on 13th February 1833 in Broad Clyst, Devon. They had seven children.

Their daughter, Mary Ann Bustard (later Bailey) was born about 1835/6 in Devon. Her older brother is William, and her younger siblings are Frances, John, James, Thomas and Charles.

The 1841 census shows William (age 30) and Mary Ann (age 30) Bustard with three children: Willliam (age 7), Mary (age 5) and John (age 1). It says William's trade is carpentry. They lived in the parish of Broadelish in Devon.

The 1851 census, says William Bustard (age 45) was a Beerhouse Keeper. Mary Ann Bustard (age 40) is listed as "Wife". They lived at Black Dog Inn in Broadelish with their seven children. William Bustard is a wood turner (age 17), Mary Ann Bustard (age 15), Frances Bustard (age 13), John Bustard (age 11), James Bustard is a scholar (age 8), Thomas Bustard (age 6), Charles Bustard (7 months). The whole family were all born in Broadelish, Devon.

The 1861 census lists William Bustard (age 53) and Mary Bustard (age 50) living with their children: James (18), Thomas (16), Charles (10) and their daughter, Mary and her husband, William Bailey.
They are living at 36 Burton Street, Tottenham. He is a carpenter.

The 1871 census lists ?


1. William Bustard
b. 2 February 1834, Broadclyst, Devon
d. 1905, Hackney
m. 1854, Elizabeth Donkin, b. 1827 Long Lane, Middlesex d. 1880 St Pancras, Middlesex

seven children of Wiliam Bustard and Elizabeth Donkin:
A. William Henry Bustard b. 1855 (children: Herbert William Bustard b. 1844/45, Hornsey, Horace Meers Bustard b. 1893/4, Ireland)
B. James John Bustard b. 1857 St Pancras d. 1861 St Pancras, Middlessex
C. Mary Ann Jane Bustard (Elizabeth) b. 1858, St Pancras, Middlesex (dressmaker in 1881)
D. Emma Maria Bustard (Frances E) b. 1860 St Pancras, Middlesex d. 1883 (registered death in Edmonton)
E. Emily Rebecca Bustard b.1862 St Pancras, Middlesex
F. Olive Ann Bustard b. 1865 St Pancras, Middlesex
G. Julia Ann Bustard b. 1867
St Pancras, Middlesex d. 1963

Census Information for William and Elizabeth Bustard and Family

* In 1861, the family lived at 21 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town. William's occupation is Journeyman Pianoforte Maker. (This is very much a Bustard occupation. A journeyman is someone who has served an apprenticeship and is a skilled worker who is then able to offer his skill to an employer).

* In 1871, they are living at 9 Crogsland Road, St Pancras. Father and son both pianoforte makers.

* In 1881, William is listed as a widower. They live on Myddleton Road, Hornsey (no number listed) and William is still a Pianoforte Maker. (Frances is listed as paralyzed.)

* In 1901, William Bustard is 66 and a widower and working. His son William Henry Bustard (age 45) is also a widower and is living with him. His daughter Emily Rebecca is single (age 39) and is a housekeeper.

* In 1911, Herbert William Bustard (son of William Henry) is age 27 and is married to Violet Clayton Bustard age 21. They had been married for 2.5 years and have one child age nine months, Stanley King Bustard. They live at 50 Penny Lane, Smithdown Road, Liverpool. The census shows that Herbert William was born in Hornsey in London and living with him is his brother, Horace Meers Bustard, is age 18 and was born in Belfast, Ireland. Ruby King (sister-in-law) is age 18 and is also living with them.

* In 1911, Emily Rebecca Bustard is single (age 49) living at 17 Arthur Street, Moorside, Swinton. She has her "own account" "at home" which is a drapery business & dressmaking. It says she was born in London.

* From research done in 2011 by Eugene Dunphy (music tutor in Belfast, Ireland):
In 1893, William Henry Bustard opened a piano shop with Carl Hardebeck at 22 Wellington Place, Belfast, Ireland, called "Bustard and Hardebeck". The business only lasted three years until 1896 and the business partnership was officially declared bankrupt in 1901. Hardebeck was born in Mydlleton Road, London near to where Bustard lived in 1881. (Thanks to Eugene Dunphy - 2011 - music tutor in Belfast who researched the life and times of the blind Irish music collector, Carl Hardebeck 1869-1945).

2. Mary Ann Bustard
b. 13 March 1836
m. 1861 William Bailey born 1837 approx in St Pancras
eight children: William, Mary AM, Frances, Lily Eliza, Elizabeth, Ada, Jack, Bertie
William is a French Polisher
(see Mary and William Bailey page for more details)

3. Frances Bustard
b. 20 May 1838
m. 1862 John Edward Williams b.
Five children
d. before 1891 census

Searching the marriage index just now I came across a Frances and John Bustard marrying in 1862 St Pancras. It looks as if they both got married on the same day as the index entries are consecutive. I'm pretty sure these are our Frances and John.

Census 1871: living at 97 Ossulton Street, St Pancras. His occupation: French Polisher.

Three children:
John Edward Walter Williams born 1863 St Pancras.
Frances Mary Ann Williams born 1865 St Pancras.
William Edward Williams born 1867 St Pancras.
(1871 census sheet)

Census 1881: now living at 66 Chalton Street, St Pancras.
Two more children:
Charles Thomas Williams born 1873 St Pancras.
Arthur Ernest Williams born 1878 St Pancras.
(1881 census sheets x2)

Census 1891: now living at 153 Stanhope Street, St Pancras. John now listed as a widower.
(1891 census)

Census 1901: John now living with his son John Edward Walter Williams
at a pub in the High Street, Colnbrook, Langley Marish, Buckinghamshire.
Son John E W married Laura Fuller 1896 Hastings, Sussex.
Their children in 1901 are Frances May Williams born 1898 and Dorothy Emily Williams born 1900.
4. John Bustard
b. 1839/40

m. 1862?
John Bustard who married at the same time as his sister Frances has been difficult to track down.
The four names given by the marriage search are: John Bustard, Philip Thomas Mitchell, Mary Ann Humphrey and Hannah Webb. I did find a Philip Mitchell married to Hannah in the 1881 census and I think it is safe to assume that John married Mary Ann Humphrey. I have found a John Bustard married to a Mary Ann in the 1871 and 1881 census, the age is right but the place of birth is Exeter, Devon not Broadclyst. Had he been a pianoforte maker I would say it was him but his profession is baker (not a family trade). So I'm not sure.

5. James Bustard
b. 1842/3
m. Selina Maria Hibbard b. 1844 Marylebone
Thirteen children

Census 1871: James is living at 36 Crogsland Road, St Pancras. Occupation: Pianoforte maker.
Don't know why birth place is Gloucestershire.
Wife is Selina M born 1844 Marylebone.

4 children of James and Selina Bustard:
Constance (reg. Selina Constance Amelia) born 1863 married Harry Andrews in 1889

Emma Laura born 1866 married 1888

James Charles D born 1868 married 1894

William Arthur born 1870 married Bessie Mittens in 1896 in Paddington.
Census 1901: living at 13 Southerton Road, Hammersmith.
William (29) Bessie (28) Violet (4) and John (3)
Occupation: Omnibus Driver.
Mother-in-Law Elizabeth Mittens living at the same address.
Two children of William Arthur and Bessie:
Violet Bessie born 1897 Paddington
John William born 1898 Hammersmith.

Census 1881: James Bustard is living at the same address, birth place now Devonshire. 5 more children. Daughter Constance is now named Selina.
At the same address is Sophia Edsall listed as mother so she may be Selina's mother but she is not listed in the marriage index under this name. A Sophia Story did marry a Thomas Henry Medow Ludlow Edsall in 1842, Sophia's age is correct so could be the right person but again no proof.

5 more children of James and Selina Bustard:

Albert Edward born 1871 married Eliza Allen in 1899
(1901 census shows Albert married to Eliza with two children from Eliza's previous marriage - Dora Emily Allen was born St Pancras 1895 and an Emily Florence Allen was born St Pancras 1896 - see 1901 census sheet.)

Old Bailey Proceedings
- OLD COURT.—Saturday November 22nd, 1902. Before Mr. Justice Bigham.
"ALBERT EDWARD BUSTARD (31) , PLEADED GUILTY to indecently assaulting Dora Emily Allen and Emily Florence Allen, girls under the age of 13 years. He received a good character. Discharged on recognisances."
ALBERT EDWARD BUSTARD was again indicted for attempting to murder Eliza Bustard.

MR. HUTTON, for the prosecution offered no evidence. NOT GUILTY.

Sidney Herbert born 1873 married Emily Keziah Mynott in 1898 in Marylebone.
In 1901, Sidney and Emile were living at 65 Canterbury Terrace, Paddington.
(By a coincidence Bessie Mittens was living at 4 Canterbury Terrace, Paddington in 1891)
Occupation: Printer (Stock Keeper).
(see 1901 census sheet)

Rosa Matilda born 1875 and married Harry Freemantle in 1900 in St Pancras.
Living at 9 Lady Margaret Road, St Pancras.
occupation: Auctioneer and Surveyor (Manager).

Florence Alice born 1878 and died 1901 St Pancras.

Ernest Walter born 1880 and married Hilda E L Jones 1912 Romford, Essex.
Daughters Selina and Emma now working at Telegraphist Stores.
(see 1881 census sheet)

Census 1891: James and
Selina Bustard are living at 3 Lady Margaret Road, St Pancras. 2 more children.

2 more children of James and Selina Bustard:

Alfred Augustus born 1881 and married 1910 in Fulham.

Blanche Ethel born 1884 and married in 1909 in Lambeth.

Son James working as a Draper's warehouseman.
(see 1891 census sheet

Census 1901: James Bustard living at the same address.
Son Ernest is a piano tuner and son Alfred is a pianoforte maker.
Daughter Blanche is a shorthand typist.
(see 1901 census sheet)

Census 1891: James (47) and Selina Bustard (46) are living at 3 Lady Margaret Road, St Pancras.
Son James (23) is a draper's warehouseman, daughter Rose (15) is a scholar, daughter Florence (12) is a scholar, Ernest (11) is a scholar, Alfred (9) is a scholar, Blanche E (4) is a scholar.
Their daughter, Constance, and her husband, Harry Andrews (24), and daughther, Eva Andrews (9 months) were living with them. Harry Andrews is listed as a "scientific ?"

Census 1911: Selina is widowed and age 68. She is living at 3 Lady Margaret Road
with her son, Ernest Bustard, age 31. It says she is the housekeeper to son.
There are th
ree rooms including the kitchen in this dwelling.
Ernest is listed as "pianoforte tuner" and a bachelor.

The census says that Selina had 13 children - 8 still living and 5 who had died.

6. Thomas Bustard
b. 1844/5
m. Susan Bryant in 1868, St Pancras.
Susan was born 1845 in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
They had one child Thomas Charles born 1870 in St Pancras. (1871 census)

1881 census sheet (good clear image).

Census 1891 : son Thomas Charles has the occupation of Piano Tuner.

Census 1901: Thomas now listed as an employer rather than employed.
(Thomas Charles not found in the 1901 census, no marriage or death records.)

7. Charles Vincent Bustard
b. 1850
m1. Eleanor Amelia Buffery in 1875, St Pancras.
Eleanor died in 1877, St Pancras.
m2. Charles married Emma Brooker in 1879, St Pancras.

They seem to have had seven children from 1880-1897:

1881 one child Charles William born 1880. (1881 census

1891 four more children:
Annie Eleanor born 1881 in St Pancras.
Lily Frances born 1883 in Kentish Town.
Minnie Elizabeth born 1886 in Kentish Town.
Thomas Andrew born 1890 in Kentish Town.
(1891 census

1901 two more children:
Eleanor Hannah born 1895 in Islington.
Margaret born 1897 in Islington.
(1901 census