Rupert Naseby

There is no record in Parish Records of the baptism of either Rupert Naseby nor Frank.   The baptism of Tom is dated 22/5/1884 with his date of birth given as 11/9/1882

The 1901 Census shows the following Naseby family living in Avenue House, West Haddon

 Head of the Household was shown as George Naseby, aged 60, working as a general labourer, born in West Haddon.   Also living in the property was his wife Jane, aged 54, also born in West Haddon (formerly Jane Newton), their daughters Sarah A, aged 32, a corset stay machinist and Minnie (J) aged 12, and sons Tom, aged 18 working as a domestic groom, Rupert  aged 14, (born 1887?) working as a farm labourer and Frank their grandson aged 7. All of the children had been born in West Haddon.

George married on 7/9/1868 at the age of 22.   He was buried  on 17/11/1910 having died at the age of 71.

The 1911 Census shows Jane, now a widow, living with married daughter Sarah Ann Fountain.

The 1911 Census shows Rupert, aged 22, serving in the military, England as a Private, service number 8926 with the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment.

He was serving in Malta at the outbreak of the war, and was immediately drafted to France, where, after fighting in the Retreat from Mons and the Battle of La Basse, he was wounded at Neuve Chapelle.   Invalided home, he returned to the Western Front, however, and three months later was taken prisoner.   He was eventually released and in Malta in 1919 was discharged, holding the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory medals.

 The Record of marriages Daventry 3b 1235 shows Rupert Naseby married “Shirley” in June 1950.

The record of deaths shows Rupert died in December 1967 aged 80 – Daventry 3b 535

Jim Blakey,

14th November, 2016