Monica English's Aunt Muriel Court

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The Gibson family

 

Muriel Corrie Gibson   ( ca 1890 - ?)

wife of
Cecil Hales Court

and

Aunt of Monica English

 

 

~ ca. 1890

 

2.          MURIEL CORRIE GIBSON was born ca. 1890 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and was baptized January 25, 1891 in the church at St. Albans.

Father:     Henry Gibson

Mother:     Penelope Alice Redden

 

From the baptism record

Name:                        Muriel Corrie Gibson
Gender:                     Female
Birth Date:               abt 1891
Christening Date:   25 Jan 1891
Christening Place:  Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Father's name:        Henry Gibson
Mother's name:      Penelope Alice

 

Click here:  For more information about her parents, Henry and Penelope Gibson

 

~ 1891

In 1891, Muriel C. Gibson, age 5 months, was living with her parents on Bricket Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire (see at parents for census details).

 

~ 1901

In 1901, Mariel C. Gibson, age 10, was living with her parents in the "Bleak House" in St. Albans, Hertfordshire (see at parents for census details).

 

~ 1911

In 1911, Muriel Corrie Gibson, age 20, was living with her parents at "The Hut" on Oakington Avenue, Wembley Park, Middlesex (see at parents for census details).

 

~ 1916

Muriel Corrie Gibson married CECIL HALES COURT on September 14, 1916 in All Saints, Margaret St in the parish of Marylebone, London.

 

Before the marriage we have the records of Banns from the records of All Saints Margaret Street Marylebone

Page 101     The Year 1916

No. 301

Banns of Marriage between

Cecil Hales Court  B. of All Saints Margaret Street Marylebone

and

Muriel Corrie Gibson  S. of this Parish

1st Time, Sunday    Augst 13th by   L. S. L.
2nd Time, Sunday      -      20     by  L. S. L.
3rd Time, Sunday       -      27     by  L. S. L.

 

Then from the marriage record:

Page No. 43

No. 86

1916.  Marriage solemnized at All Saints, Margaret St: in the parish of Marylebone in the County of  London.

When Married.                 Sept: 14 1916

Name and Surname.                             Cecil Hales Court                              Muriel Corrie Gibson

Age.                                                                 25                                                           25
Condition.                                                     Bachelor                                             Spinster
Rank or Profession.                                  Solicitor [Lieut: London Regt.]      (blank)
Residence at the time of Marriage.    84 Margaret St: W                            The Hut Wembley Park

Father’s name.                                         Walter Henry Court                          Henry Gibson
Rank or Profession of Father.             Solicitor                                               Estate Agent

Married in the church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, Arthur Montford

This Marriage was solemnized between us,
Cecil Court          Muriel Corrie Gibson

in the Presence of us,
Henry Gibson   W H Court

 

~ 1917

Cecil and Muriel's son, Cecil Peter Court was born in 1917.  The birth was registered in the Tendring registration district.

 

~ 1919

Cecil and Muriel's daughter, Muriel J. was born in 1919.  The birth was registered in the Marylebone registration district of Greater London.

 

~ also in 1919

Cecil and Muriel Court are living at 43 Marlboro' Hill, N.W 8.

Cecil worked as a solicitor at the father's firm which was at 181 Picdadilly  W. 1

From the phone directory for 1919

Page No. 214

Hampstead 6942   Court Cecil Hales …………….. 43 Marlboro' hill N. W 8

Gerrard 7804   Court W. H. & Son, Son, Solicitors …… 181 Piccadilly W. 1

 

The phone directory listing for 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 the same for both entries.

 

~ In the early 1920's

The marriage of Cecil and Muriel Court was starting to have problems and they eventually ended up in a divorce.

 

~ 1923

From the phone directory for 1923, we find that there is now a third location given.

Cecil Hales Court is listed at 43 Marlboro' hill N. W 8 as was listed before and now a Cecil H. Court is listed at Knightsbridge cott Pk row S. W 1.  The third listing is the father's firm.

This probably reflect that by 1923, Cecil and Muriel are living separately.

From the phone directory for 1923

Page No. 212

Kensington 7568   Court Cecil H. ………………….. Knightsbridge cott Pk row S. W 1

Hampstead 6942   Court Cecil Hales …………….. 43 Marlboro' hill N. W 8

Gerrard 7804   Court W. H. & Son, Son, Solicitors …… 181 Piccadilly W. 1

 

~ 1924

Muriel Court appealed in the Divorce court to attempted to have restitution of conjugal rights in 1924.

From the catalog of records at the National Archives

The Catalogue, Item reference J77/2098/5693

Record Summary

Divorce Court File: 5693.  Appellant: Muriel Corrie Court.  Respondent: Cecil Hales Court.  Type: Wife's petition for restitution of conjugal rights [wrcr].

Dates 1924, Held by The National Archives, Kew

 

~ 1932

Cecil H. Court died of a tragic death in August 18, 1932.  He fell out of a fifth floor window of the Hotel Great Central on Marylebone Road and died at St. Marys Hospital in Paddington, Middlesex.

From the newspaper, The Times, Friday, August 19, 1932

Mr. Cecil H. Court, a member of the firm of Messrs. W. H. Court and Son, solicitors, of Grosvenor-street, fell to his death from a fifth-floor window of the Hotel Great Central, Marylebone-road, N.W., early yesterday.

 

~ 1933

From the probating of Cecil Hales Court's Will and Administration, we find that in 1932, his address was 183 Gloucester-terrace, Bayswater, Middlesex.

From the listing on the National Probate Calendar

1933  Page 827

COURT Cecil Hales of 183 Gloucester-terrace Bayswater Middlesex died 18 August 1932 at St. Marys Hospital Paddington Middlesex Administration (with Will)(limited) London 20 January to Alfred Walter Philip Court paper merchant.

Effects  £5264 18s.    Resworn  £4933  14s. 5d.

 

 

 

CHILDREN OF CECIL HALES AND MURIEL CORRIE (GIBSON) COURT

 

 

1.          CECIL PETER COURT  was born in 1917.  The birth was registered in the Tendring registration district.

From the Birth Index

Name                                             Cecil P Court
Mother's Maiden Surname       Gibson
Date of Registration                   Jul-Aug-Sep 1917
Registration district                   Tendring
County                                          Essex, Suffolk
Volume                                         4a
Page                                               1079

 

 

2.          MURIEL J. COURT  was born in 1919.  The birth was registered in the Marylebone registration district of Greater London.

From the Birth Index

Name                                               Muriel J Court
Mother's Maiden Surname         Gibson
Date of Registration                     Apr-May-Jun 1919
Registration district                     Marylebone
Registration County                    Greater London
Volume Number                          1a
Page Number                               686

 

 

Sources:

1.     1891 baptisms of Muriel Corrie Gibson.  Ancestry.com, England & Wales Christening Records.  Original Source: Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England.  Date Range: 1876-1899; Film Number: 991391.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 6:50 PM.

2.     1891 census of England, Hertfordshire, St Peter, District 2, Image No. 23, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference RG 12/1115, Original Page No. 23, Stamped Page No. 50, No. of Schedule 166, Household of Henry Gibson.  Searched November 26, 2010 Friday 6:56 PM.

3.     1901 census of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans, St Albans, District 6, Image No. 37, Ancestry.com.  Public Record Office reference RG 13/1311, Original Page No. 37, Stamped Page No. 136, No. of Schedule 235, Household of Henry Gibson.  Searched November 26, 2010 Friday 7:20 PM.

4.     1911 Census of England and Wales. County - Middlesex, Registration District - Hendon, No. of Schedule 370.  Household of Henry Gibson.  Online at Findmypast.co.uk.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 4:06 PM.

5.  1916 banns of Cecil Hale Court and Muriel Corrie Gibson.  London, England, Marriages and Banns online at Ancestry.com.  Original Source:  London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Evangelist, Wembley, Register of banns of marriage, DRO/048, Item 015.  Searched January 8, 2010 Saturday 3:09 PM.

6.    1916 marriage of Muriel Corrie Gibson and Cecil Hales Court.  London, England, Marriages and Banns, Westminster, St Marylebone All Saints, 1916, Image No. 9, online at Ancestry.com.  Searched November 20, 2010 Saturday 6:42 PM.

7.     1917 birth of Cecil P Court.  England & Wales, Birth Index online at Ancestry.com.  3rd quarter (Jul-Aug-Sep) 1917, Registration District Tendring, County Essex, Suffolk, Vol. 4a, Page 1079.  Searched January 9, 2011 Sunday 2:48 PM.

8.     1919 birth of Muriel J Court.  England & Wales, Birth Index online at Ancestry.com.  2nd quarter (Apr-May-Jun) 1919, Registration District Marylebone, County Greater London, Vol. 1a, Page 686.  Searched January 9, 2011 Sunday 2:48 PM.

9.     1919 to 1923 phone directory listings.  British Phone Books, online at Ancestry.com.  Searched January 8, 2010 Saturday 10:17 PM.

10.     1924 divorce of Muriel Corrie Court and Cecil Hales Court.  References to the case at National Archives' catalogue online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk.  Searched December 18, 2010 Saturday 1:31 PM.

11.     1932 death of Cecil H. Court.  The Times, Friday, Aug 19, 1932; pg. 7; Issue 46216; col E.  Online at  http://infotrac.galegroup.com.  Searched December 17, 2010 Friday  6:58 PM.

12.     1933 probating of Administration and Will of Cecil Hales Court mentioned.  National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1933, C, Co, Image No. 99.  Online at Ancestry.com.  Searched December 18, 2010 Saturday 1:59 PM.

 

 

 

Last updated January 10, 2011 Monday 8:04 PM

 

Researched and Compiled by William Wallworth

 

 

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