Bertram Wade

Census Address: 9 North Street
Place of Birth: C Stamford
Date of Birth: 1900
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7 and 9 North Street, Stamford

Bertram Wade – 9 North Street

Joseph Newman Wade, the boys’ father, was a groom. He was born in Stamford but had lived elsewhere returning to the town in 1891 or 1892. He had 3 children with his first wife – Gladys born 1890, Mary Kate born 1891 and Harold W E born 1892 but she died early in 1894. Before the end of the year he had married again to Flora Eugenie Lattimore of Ketton and in 1901 they were living at 61 North Street. As well as Newman (born 1897) and Bertram (1900) they had 3 daughters Olive Eugenia (1895), Ida (1903) and Alfreda (1907).

In 1911 the family had moved to 9 North St. Harold was living at home and working as a blacksmith’s striker, Olive was a housemaid and the younger children except for Alfreda were at school. Gladys was also working as a housemaid for a solicitor’s family on Empingham Road. In February 1911 Harold enlisted in the Territorials and in June married Florence Franklin. Later in the year Mary Kate married Archibald Alderman. Early in 1913, Joseph died aged 51, leaving Flora with 4 children under 16, the youngest only 6 years old. A few months later Gladys married Fred Boyfield, a master carpenter.


He was a schoolboy of 11yrs in 1900 and it seems likely that he was not called up. After the War he became a railway clerk but was retired by 1966 when he was one of his mother’s executors.

The rest of the family

Newman Roy

In 1911 he was 13 years old and still at school. Quite possibly he served an apprenticeship because when he enlisted in 1918 his occupation was electrical wireman. He served in the Royal Navy at HMS Egmont, a naval base in Malta and was with the Mediterranean Fleet when he was demobbed in February 1919.

He returned to live with his mother at 35 Queen’s Walk. He died there leaving his mother over £3,000 and she continued to live there until her death at the age of 98yrs in 1966


She lived in Conduit Road most of her life and was Mayor of Stamford twice in the 1950s. Widowed she married A E Sismore in 1966 who took her surname of Boyfield! She was awarded an MBE and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977. She was 102 years old when she died in 1993.

Mary Kate

She died aged 91yrs in 1982


He had 2 children in Stamford. He served in the Royal Field Artillery throughout the war and his demob address was 35 Queen’s Walk but he may have moved away after that.


She married Reuben Ault in 1919 and died in Sidcup in 1964


She married Edward Tomblin, an engineer, who was one of her mother’s executors


She married Willis Hallas in 1929