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Albert Porter (1878 - 1968)

Albert Porter
Born in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married about 1902 in Taunton, Somerset, Englandmap
Died in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2018
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Albert was born the son of James Porter and Charlotte Whitcombe (Knight) Porter on the 2nd April 1878, in Taunton, Somerset and his birth was registered in the 2nd quarter 1878, reference Taunton 5c/377.[1][2][3]

1881 Census on the 3rd April 1881 Albert was living at 26 St. James Street, Taunton with his parents James and Charlotte, and his siblings Emma, Henry, Flora (shown as Melsia), and Walter.[4]

In 1888 a school prize was won by Albert Porter.[5][6]

1891 Census on the 5th April 1891 Albert was living in St. James Street, Taunton, Somerset with his parents James and Charlotte, and siblings Emma, Henry J., Malora (shown as Malvia), Walter, Florence, Francis, William and Mabel. (William and Mabel were listed on a continuing page in the census).[7][8]

In 1891 Albert won a prize at the North Street Sabbath School.[9][10]

1901 Census on the 31st March 1901 Albert, a printer, was boarding in Chesterfield Terrace, Lichfield, Staffordshire.[11]

Albert married Rosanna Taylor Channing in Taunton and the marriage was registered in the 1st quarter 1902.[12]

1911 Census on the 2nd April 1911 Albert was living at Tankerton, St. Johns Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey with his wife Rose and his children Gladys, Grace, Ronald and Arthur.[13]

Albert attended his sister Mabel's funeral in Taunton in 1928. He was living in Worcester.[14][15]

In 1929 Albert attended his father James Porter's funeral as recorded in the Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser – Wednesday 6th March 1929: The funeral of Mr James Porter, former Taunton tradesman, whose death occurred at Burnham-on-Sea, took place on Tuesday afternoon at St. James's Cemetery, Taunton. Mr Porter had reached the age of 82. The Rev. J. Jones Vaughan, minister of North Street Congregational Church, conducted the burial service, and the chief mourners were Messrs H. J. Porter, Taunton, Albert Porter, Worcester, Walter Porter, Newcastle, Francis Porter, Chelmsford, and William Porter, Norwich (sons), Mrs Oram, of Low Ham, Langport, and Mrs W. Porter, Berrow (daughters), Miss Osborne, Bristol (sister-in-law), Miss Wilmott, Bristol, Mrs Groves, Pitney, Langport, and Miss Ethel Silvester, Berrow (grand-daughters), Mr O. Coombes, Berrow, Mr C. Knight, Taunton.[16][17]

1939 National Register on the 29th September 1939 Albert, a general shopkeeper and dealer, was living at 22 Middle Street, Worcester, Worcestershire with his wife Rose and his son Arthur.[3]

On the 20th January 1945 Albert attended his brother Henry's funeral service at North Street Congregational Church, Taunton.[18][19]

Albert died aged 90 and his death was registered in the 3rd quarter 1968 in Worcester, Worcestershire.[20]


Gladys Mabel Porter (1903 - )
Grace Elizabeth Porter (1906 _ )
Ronald William Porter (29.7.1907 - )
Arthur James Porter (1908 - )


(3.4.1881 - 5.4.1891) 26 St. James Street, Taunton, Somerset
(31.3.1901) 11 Chesterfield Terrace, Lichfield, Staffordshire
(2.4.1911) Tankerton, St. Johns Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey
(29.9.1939) 22 Middle Street, Worcester, Worcestershire


Printer (31.3.1901)
Letterpress printer (2.4.1911)
General shopkeeper and dealer (29.9.1939)


  1. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index Births. Name: PORTER, ALBERT, Mother's maiden name: KNIGHT, GRO Reference: 1878 J Quarter in TAUNTON Volume 05C Page 377 GRO
  2. Albert Porter's birth, England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008 FamilySearch
  3. 3.0 3.1 1939 National Register Ancestry
  4. England and Wales Census, 1881 FamilySearch
  5. Somerset County Gazette - Saturday 30th June 1888 BritishNewspaperArchive
  6. Albert Porter school prize FindMyPast
  7. England and Wales Census, 1891 FamilySearch
  8. 1891 Census Ancestry
  9. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 24th June 1891 BritishNewspaperArchive
  10. Albert's Sabbath School prize, FindMyPast
  11. England and Wales Census, 1901 FamilySearch
  12. Albert Porter's marriage, England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005 FamilySearch
  13. England and Wales Census, 1911 FamilySearch
  14. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 4th April 1928 BritishNewspaperArchive
  15. Mabel (Porter) Silvester's funeral FindMyPast
  16. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser – Wednesday 6th March 1929 BritishNewspaperArchive
  17. James Porter's funeral, FindMyPast
  18. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Saturday 27th January 1945 BritishNewspaperArchive
  19. Henry James Porter's funeral service, FindMyPast
  20. Albert Porter's death, England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007 FamilySearch

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