Mr George William Feltham

Mr George William Feltham was born at 60 Drummond Road in Bermondsey, Surrey, England on 28 April 1870 and was baptised on 19 June in St James' Church.

He was the son of George Feltham (b. 1847), a warehouse man, and Elizabeth Coleman (b. 1840), both natives of Wiltshire. He had two known siblings, Annie Elizabeth (b. 1868) and William Downing (b. 1874).

George first appears on the 1871 census living at 60 Drummond Road, Bermondsey and his father is described as a porter. By the time of the 1881 census the family have relocated to 1 Unicorn Street in Bromley, London with his father now described as a seed warehouseman.

George became a baker and confectioner and is listed as the latter on the 1891 census; on this occasion he is living as a servant at 22 High Street in Willesden, Middlesex. On the 1901 census George is listed as a baker and bread maker and is living at 12 Queens Row, Newington, London as a lodger. The proprietor of the lodgings was a Mrs Frances Emma Mayley, née Turner (b. 1856), who was married to Alfred Mayley, a bricklayer who was not present at the address for the census. She had six children: Alfred, Robert, Nellie, Mary, Phyllis and Albert.

What became of Mr Mayley isn't clear but George Feltham and Frances Mayley were married in Southampton in mid-1908. George is absent by the time of the 1911 census but his wife and three of his stepchildren are listed as living at 64 St. Deny's Road, Portswood, Southampton. When he first went to sea is not clear but he initially appears on crew manifests as early as 1907 when he was working as a confectioner aboard Majestic; his ship prior to that had been the Celtic and his stated address on all voyages was 64 St. Deny's Road, Southampton.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Feltham gave his address as 64 St. Deny's Road, Portswood and his age as 36. His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as Vienna baker he received monthly wages of £4, 10.

George Feltham died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow never remarried and spent her last days living at 19 Upper Brownhill Road in Nursling, Southampton. She died on 2 October 1939.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK

Notes

  1. He is listed as George Felton on the 1901 census

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Casualty List, Public Record Office (BT100/259)

Link and cite this biography

(2017) George William Feltham Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1862, updated 27th August 2017 01:31:02 AM)
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