Sydney Hillier Goodland SHELFORD was born 06 November 1890 in St James, Northamptonshire, England. He married Victoria Margaret KNIBBS bet. January and March, 1918 in Windsor District, Berkshire, England. He died bet. October and December, 1959 in Essex South Western District, Essex, England. Victoria Margaret KNIBBS, daughter of Henry KNIBBS and Margaret BRION , was born 11 October 1892 in Eton District, Buckinghamshire, England. She died bet. January and March, 1971 in Croydon District, Surrey, England.


Children of Sydney Hillier Goodland SHELFORD and Victoria Margaret KNIBBS are:
1. John Sydney V SHELFORD, b. 08 January 1920

Notes for Sydney Hillier Goodland SHELFORD:

In 1901, we can see Sydney and two of his brothers living at the Northampton Workhouse at Wellingborough Road, Northampton:
John Shelford 12 Edgware Road London
Sydney Shelford 10 Dallington Northampton
Daisy Shelford 9 New Duston Northampton
Harry Shelford 7 Islington London

I'm not sure if there was any connection at all, but there were two other Shelfords living at the Northampton Workhouse at the same time:
Elizabeth Shelford Single 49 Barmaid Orsett Essex
Herbert Shelford 2 St Giles Northampton

I suspect that these maybe Sydney's mother and younger brother.
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I believe it is this Sydney we see in 1911 in the 2nd Btn. Grenadier Guards stationed at Hartley Wintney, Hampshire:
Sydney Shelford Private 20 Single 2nd Btn Grenadier Guards Soldier Northants St James

I suspect the following maybe his parents and two younger siblings:
John Shelford Head 48 Married Boot Maker London Paddington
Elizabeth Shelford 54 Married (26 years) London Islington
Harry Shelford Son 17 Paster London Islington
Herbert Shelford Son 12 Scholar Northampton
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Sydney married Victoria Margaret Knibbs in 1918.
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We see Sydney in the 1939 Register, living at what appears to be 17 High Road Church House, Leyton in East London:
Sydney H G Shelford 6 Nov 1890 Mar Sexton & Parish Clerk
Victoria M Shelford 11 Oct 1892 Mar Housekeeper & Caretaker
John S V Shelford 8 Jan 1920 UnM Engineer
Allen O Bruce 15 Aug 14 UnM Clerk in Holy Orders

Sources for Sydney Hillier Goodland SHELFORD:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. Personal Contact with Joanne Thompson, gave middle Christian names. 
  3. 1911 British Census,
  4. 1939 Register, 1939 Register gave DOB 
  5. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Victoria Margaret KNIBBS:

We see Margaret in 1911, working and living at the Hand and Glove, a beer house at 29 Russell Street, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks:
Samuel Vallis Head 56 Married Publican and Fry Proprietor Bucks High Wycombe
Kate Vallis Wife 44 Married Windsor
Margaret Knibbs Servant 19 Single General Servant Eton

Sources for Victoria Margaret KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. 1911 British Census,

Notes for John Sydney V SHELFORD:

John married a girl named Gertrude G Davies during q2/1942 at Bermondsey District, London, Middlesex.

Sources for John Sydney V SHELFORD:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales, gave middle name 
  3. 1939 Register,