[Gagette family changed their name to Silk in 1902.]
Philip Gagette b.1834/5 in Shoreditch. Plasterer.
m.Priscilla Green, d. of Watchmaker, also born Shoreditch,29.4.34.
Sons Philip George,10.11.57 at 12, Appleby St.Shoreditch.
Philip George Gagette b.1857. d.1943
- Charlotte Chrisitiana Fabian
Children Bertram b.12.6.1885; d.19.5.1957 (Ron’s father) m.June,1907 Millie Taylor, (Ron’s mother) 43, Thistlewaite Rd. Hackney.
18,Tarragon Rd. Hackney
Apprenticed 1.6.1871 for 6 yrs. to W.Silk & Son for House Painting, Decorating, Staining & Graining.
Then living at 15, Parker St.,Pearson St.,Shoreditch.
Purchased W.Silk & Son 16.8.1890 for £150.
Change of name by Deed Poll to SILK , 3/4/1902 (including children).
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Philip James Gagette m. Ann Brien 1832
Philip 1834? – Eliza ?
M.Priscilla Green 1857. Dtr.of Joseph Thomas Green m P Priscilla Westfield.1831
Philip George 1857 – 1943 Frederick. 1860
? m.Annie 1878
Bertie. Florence Ethel Grace Arthur
1882/1957 1884 1886/1975 1887 1890/1975
- Bertie/Bertram m. Millie Taylor 12.6.1907
Doris. John Bertram Phyllis Edith & Marjorie Kathleen
1911/57 1913/89 13.1.1916
Arthur Frank Eileen Margaret Ronald Philip
31.5,1919 21.8.1922 1.4.1924
John (Jack) m. Joyce Pamment. 1941. Dtr.Margaret.1944
Phyllis m. Cyril Pamment.1942.
Michael. Philippa. Jennifer. Andrew
Marjorie M. Alfred Maulkin. 1949
Ray. Linda & Janet
Arthur m. Peggy Ellis-Jones. 1948
John & Peter. Patrick & Heather, (Heather died.aged 8)
Eileen m. Frederick Jeffery. 1947
Ronald m. Gwendoline Harvey.1950 (Gwen d. 2000)
2.Arthur m.Mabel Philippa Hodder . 1919.
Dtr. Shirley 1931
Letter dated 16th. Nov. 2003
Dear Mr. Statham,
It appears from the autumn number of the “Cockney Ancestor” that we have a common interest in the name Gagette.
My grandfather, Philip George Gagette, was born in 1857 in Dalston, and died in 1943. He was the son of Philip Gagette, also born in Dalston, about 1834/5. I could not find any record of his birth at the Family Record Centre a year or so ago, but did find out at the City of London Guildhall library that his wife, Miss Priscilla Green was born im Shreditch in 1834. I could not find their marriage at F.R.C., but think from some.rather scrappy notes that I could not get to all the marriage records at the likely date.
Philip had a second son, Frederick, born 1860. I have an idea from memory that this son died young, but my notes don’t show that, and I’m not sure.
Philip George was apprenticed in 1871 to a builder in Homerton, W.Silk & son. He purchased this firm (for £150!) in 1890, and because he was always addressed as Mr. Silk as the boss, he changed his name by deed poll to Silk in 1902, including his two sons and two daughters.
My interest a few years ago was to ascertain that the family really were Italian as I expected (my father never encouraged any attempt to find out more), particularly as Dalston was at one time quite an Italian colony.
When I got stuck at Philip’s birth I got discouraged, other things cropped up, and I didn’t persevere.
Incidentally, when I discussed your interest with my son the other evening, he did a quick search on the net, and found that a Frederick Gagette had died in hospital in Melbourne in 1873 at the age of 46, which would make him born in 1827. He went out in 1851, and was a painter from London. My grandfather and his father were plasterers.
I hope some of this is of interest to you, and I should be interested if you have any overlapping information.
Ronald P. Silk