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Emily Esther Louisa Hart

Emily Esther Louisa Hart
Emily Esther Louisa Hart
Emily Esther Louisa Hart (née Bloomfield) was born 13 May 1863 in Stockwell in Surrey (now London), England, and was christened 16 July the same year in the Church of England at St. Barnabas Church in Kennington, Surrey. Her parents were George, a gardener born about 1844 in St. Leonards in Gloucestershire, and Esther Bloomfield (née Hayes; she was a native of Cranley, Surrey); they had married 15 July 1862 in Slinfold, Sussex.
In 1871, the family lived in Lambeth, London, and Emily had a sister, Alice Charlotte, then aged 3, and a brother, William Henry, an infant. Her sisters Minnie and Elizabeth Mary and her brother Henry were born later and lived with George and Esther Bloomfield at Stockwell Grove in Lambeth; her sister Kate Jane had died, aged one, in 1866.
In 1881, she may have been a housemaid in the family of George Simpson in Herne Hill, Lambeth.
On 28 November 1881, she married George Hossack Arthur Brook/e (b. 1853) in Lambeth, London. He was a clerk in 1881 and died in early 1890. It is possible she was the 'Emily Brooks' who in 1891 lived as a lodger at Willington Road in Lambeth, and who was a widow and listed as a club manageress.
She married Benjamin Hart in the West Ham district of Essex in the autumn of 1900.
In 1912, the family lived at Slinfold House, Whalebone Grove, Chadwell Heath, Essex.
She passed away on 7 September 1928 in Romford, Essex, aged 65. Her daughter, Eva, born in Ilford, also survived and was one of the longest-living survivors of the disaster.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Emily Esther Louisa Hart (née Bloomfield)
Age: 48 years 11 months and 2 days (Female)
Nationality: English
Religion: Jewish
Marital Status: Married to Benjamin
Last Residence: in Ilford, Essex, England
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 13529, £26 5s
Rescued (boat 14)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Friday 7th September 1928 aged 65 years

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Ilford Graphic (19 April 1912) Ilford Passengers on the Titanic
Ilford Graphic (10 May 1912) The Tale of the Titanic told by a rescued Ilford lady.
Mrs Ben Hart's personal and thrilling Narrative


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