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Family of Philip HEALEY and Theresa AZZARO

Husband: Philip HEALEY (1859-1903)
Wife: Theresa AZZARO (1871-1957)
Children: Elizabeth Ursula HEALEY (1895-1991)
Marriage 9 Apr 1888 St John the Baptist RC Chapel, Brighton

Husband: Philip HEALEY

Name: Philip HEALEY
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 27 Oct 1859 Brighton, Sussex
Death 20 Jan 1903 (age 43) Wivelsfield Lunatic Asylum, Sussex

Wife: Theresa AZZARO

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Theresa AZZARO

Name: Theresa AZZARO
Sex: Female
Father: Emmanuelle AZARO (1840-1916)
Mother: Ursula MAY (1849-1921)
Birth 29 Sep 1871 Windsor
Death 29 Oct 1957 (age 86) Western Australia

Child 1: Elizabeth Ursula HEALEY

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Elizabeth Ursula HEALEY

Name: Elizabeth Ursula HEALEY
Sex: Female
Spouse: Thomas James GASCOIGNE ( - )
Birth 15 Sep 1895 Sutton Coldfield
Death 3 Nov 1991 (age 96) Western Australia

Note on Husband: Philip HEALEY - shared note

1. At the time of his marriage to Theresa he is living at 82 Edward Street, Brighton and is a Marine Store Dealer. His father is Henry Healey.

 

2. Garry Gascoigne has dug out a lot more about the history of Philip Healy but I haven't included it here because he isn't really an ancestor of mine. Briefly, Philip was born in 1859, the son of Henry Healey and Elizabeth (Lydia) Lucas and had about 6 siblings. Henry was the son of Wiliam Healey (b. about 1781) and Mary Reed.

 

3. Philip "was admitted to Wivelsfield Asylum in August 1901, where he died in 1903 with some form of Creeping Paralysis". (Note from one of Garry's emails.) Before that he had been living in a Brighton Workhouse, with his profession given as a bottle dealer.

Note on Wife: Theresa AZZARO - shared note

1. Theresa is mentioned in the will of Emanuele Azzaro as one of his 'acknowledged daughters'. Nevertheless, her birth certificate (29/9/1871 in Windsor, Berks) says that she is the daughter of Ersler and Emanuel Assar (sic). The only irregularity is that they weren't actually married at the time.

 

2. She was married to Philip Healey in 1888, giving her name as Theresa Azzaro, and her address at the time was 8 Chesterfield Street Brighton, so she is presumably living with Emanuel and the rest of his family. Her age is 17, so clearly she was born several years before Emanuel married Ursula May.

 

3. In the 1901 census she is living at 19 John Street, Brighton with George Fudger (who she didn't marry for another 2 years). (NB The surname has been transcribed as 'Trudger' in the on-line census). The family consists of :

George Fudger Head Age 25 Machine Minder born Worcester

Thresa (sic) Fudger Wife Age 30 born Oxford

Elizabeth Fudger Daughter Age 5 born Sutton Coldfield

Harry Fudger Son Age 1month born Brighton

 

4. FreeBMD has a good candidate for the birth of Elizabeth. She was born as Elizabeth Ursula Healey in 4th Qtr 1895 (PRO ref Vol 6d page 435). The birth was registered in the district of Aston which then included Sutton Coldfield.

 

5. I have the birth certificate for one other child - Harry Fudger Healey born in Brighton in 1901. As is clear from the 1901 census entry, the father is George Fudger, but the birth certificate leaves the father's name blank - so he isn't admitting it formally. On the birth certificate, Theresa gives her address as 19, John Street, so she is probably next door to Emanuel. (Note that in 1928, her brother Antonio was living at 19 John Street.)

 

6. In August 1903 Theresa Healey married George William Fudger in Brighton. Both give their address as 17 John Street. She is a Widow, Laundress, and he, aged 27, is a batchelor, Chaff Cutter. Her father describes himself as of independent means. I have searched the PRO index for any other Fudger births in Brighton from 1902-1908 inclusive. None found.

 

7. Information from Anne-Marie Connault is that Theresa emigrated to Western Australia, where she was known as Mrs Fudger. She had three children - Dolly, Harry and Edgar. Edgar was actually Edgar Anthony Charles and was always known as Charlie. He was born 1904 (FREEBMD has an entry for 3rd Qtr 1904 in Fulham) and died in 1974. (It has since turned out that 'Dolly' was actually Elizabeth Healey.]

 

8. In the 1911 census she is living in Fulham with George Fudger and her son Harry Fudger aged 10. Curiously Harry Fudger is also listed as living with his Grandparents in John Street, Brighton.

 

9. Garry Gascoigne tells me that George Fudger sailed from England to Fremantle on 18/11/1911 on the 'Armadale' (curiously giving his marital status as single). As yet he has found no record of the arrival of Theresa, but has a photo which suggests that she and her daughter Elizabeth travelled on the SS Cassel.

 

10. Theresa gave her age as 17 when she was married on 9/4/1888, then as 32 when she married again on 2/8/1903. When she died on 29/10/1957 her age was given as 87. These are all consistent with a date of birth somewhere between 2/8/1870 and 29/10/1870. All these dates seem to imply that she had overstated her age by 1 year compared with her birth certificate.