Mr George William Feltham

George William Feltham was born in 1870 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England and his birth was registered in St Olave in the June quarter of that year. He was the son of George Feltham (b. 1847) and Elizabeth (b. 1840), both natives of Wiltshire.

George first appears on the 1871 census living at 60 Drummond Road in Bermondsey. His father is described as a porter and George appears to be the couple's second child, with their other child being absent from this address at the time. By the time of the 1881 census the family have relocated to 1 Unicorn Street in Bromley, London and George is now listed with two siblings, his elder sister Elizabeth (b. 1869) and William (b. 1875). His father is 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 1 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, 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 Turner Mayley were married in mid-1908 in Southampton. 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 signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 64 St. Deny's Road, Portswood and his age as 36. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As Vienna baker he received monthly wages of £4, 10.

George Feltham died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. What became of his wife isn't clear.

Gavin Bell, UK

  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)
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