6 June 1528: Ordinations at Lichfield by William bishop of Panados: Acolytes Secular: Richard Ford
13 September 1748: letter of attorney by Thomas Ensor [signs] of Leek mercer and Elizabeth his wife [signs] (daughter of William Grosvenor late of Leek gentleman deceased) appointing Joseph Comberbach and Thomas Rauson gentlemen their attorneys to warrant a messuage, a garden, 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow and 15 acres of pasture in Rainow, Cheshire, within the manor and forest of Macclesfield, to Samuel Lankford, sued for the same by one John Brescie. The deed is endorsed with a separate examination of Elizabeth by Stephen Ford deputy steward [signs] in the presence of Edward Brindley [signs] and Doxey Hollins [signs]
12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Avening Polling District: Parish of Horsley: Abode: Mill Bottom: George Ford
27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers of houses in the parish of St Mary de Crypt: James Ford for a house in Commercial Road; John Ford for a house in Longsmith Street; Samuel Ford for a house in Priory Place, Greyfriars. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Nicholas: William Ford, for a house 5 Bear Land. Occupiers of property in South Hamlet: Charles Ford and Lewis Ford, for houses in High Orchard; Frederick Ford of Lanthony Road, for houses in Lanthony Road and Norfolk Terrace.
7 April 1879: Deserter from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of George Ford, [Reg. No:] 1712, 11th Hussars; [born:] Bishop Stortford, Hereford [sic]; [trade] maltster; [age] 22; [size:] 5[ft] 6½[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] hazel; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 5 March 1879 [at] Colchester; [marks & remarks: blank];
Deserter from the Lancashire Militia — absent from training: Thomas Ford, [Reg. No:] 2578, Lancashire Militia; [born:] Manchester; [trade] labourer; [age] 19; [size:] 5[ft] 6¼[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] —; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Lancaster; [marks & remarks: blank]
18 March 1880: Bill of sale by William Ford, Black-brook, near Belper, Derbyshire, labourer and cowkeeper, in favour of George Payne
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by John Charles Glanfield, baker, and Robert Ford, fitter and turner, Anger Road, Totterdown, Bristol, in favour of Joseph Freedman
29 January 1904: Proposed Extension of the Borough Boundary. ‘On Friday morning the fourth day’s proceedings in connection with an application of the Windsor Town Council for the extension of the Borough boundary to include the whole of the parish of Clewer Without was opened by Mr Percy Boulnois, one of the Local Government Board inspectors. Owing to the Town Hall being occupied by the County Court Judge, the adjourned inquiry was held at the Royal Albert Institute, and after a sitting which lasted upwards of seven hours, the Institute closed the proceedings the same evening. The same counsel and officials were present as on the former occasion, with the exception that Mr Macmorran, K.C. (who was represented by Mr Fleetwood Pritchard) and Mr Humphrey did not arrive until late in the afternoon. Several members of the various Councils interested were also present during the day. It will be remembered that when the inquiry was adjourned on the previous Saturday the case for the applicants was closed while Mr Lushington for the opposition had addressed the Inspector, and called two expert witnesses. On resuming, the first witness called was Mr A. Robinson, chairman of the Rural District Council, the School Attendance Committee, the Union Assessment Committee, and vice-chairman of the Windsor Board of Guardians, who said he had been chairman of the Rural District Council since 1899, a member of the Clewer Drainage Committee since 1895, and was therefore well acquainted with the progress of the various schemes and proposals. As far as he knew previous to the constitution of the Rural District Council in 1894 there had only been one scheme for the drainage of Clewer Without, but the Local Government Board refused to sanction this, and advised the authority to employ a competent engineer. The Council accordingly advertised, and selected Mr Fowler out of 34 applicants. He prepared a scheme, and a Local Government Board inquiry was held in September 1890 for the purpose of granting sanction to a loan, but this eventually fell through. Mr Fowler prepared another scheme on the ejector system, and a further enquiry was held in March 1890, but this came to an end owing to the opposition of the parishioners, who objected to the terms and to the position of the ejector station. Three new members out of four were returned to the District Council, and the result of their opposition was that the scheme had to be abandoned. Mr Fowler then prepared a gravitation scheme, and lengthy negotiations with the Town Council eventually resulted in the agreement of 10 June 1903. … By Mr Stoneham: The depositing of Windsor’s refuse at Dedworth had been a constant source of complaint … Mr J. E. Gale, clerk to the Rural District Council since 1897, to the Eton Urban Council, the Joint Isolation Hospital Board, the Windsor Municipal Charity Trustees, and for eight years secretary to the Technical Education Committee of the Town Council, said the first thing he had to do after his appointment was in connection with the ejector scheme … By Mr Danby: They had been advised that the Corporation could dispose of the sewage from Clewer for the sum which had to be paid without incurring additional expense which would be likely to increase the Borough rates. By Mr Morland: The District Council maintained the main roads at a sum agreed upon between the two authorities. By Mr Ford (for Mr Humphrey): He can not remember any letters being received by Captain Dyson about the matters of which he had complained. By Mr Buckland: He thought it was simply ridiculous that the rural portions of the parish should be included in the Borough, some of which was three miles from the centre of the town. … Witness said game was preserved on a large portion of the estates belonging to Sir Francis Barry and Sir Theodore Brinckman. … The evidence of Mr Gale shews conclusively that his Council had attended to every letter from the Town Council within a very reasonable time, because they were anxious to push matters forward and to carry out the drainage scheme as early as possible. … Mr W. Menzies said he had held the appointment of surveyor to the Rural District Council since 1895 and for nine years previous was surveyor to the Rural Sanitary Authority. … The letter from Mr Mason, an estate agent, already referred to was received by witness was receivced by witness 10 May 1898 … He did not at all agree with sir Albert Rollit’s remarks anent the Surley Hall Road; sir Albert said there was a ditch running practically the whole length of the footpath, but there was only one short piece, and he had never heard of any one falling into it, or of any highway robberies occurring along the road. … By Mr Glen: The roads made up at Clewer were paid for by subscription, but it was not within his knowledge that more than half of the cost was paid by the trustees of the Clewer Estate … By Mr Danby: He had considered how Colonel Gardner’s property would be affected by any extension of the Borough. By Mr Morland: The maintenance of the main roads was entirely under his supervision, and the county surveyor simply made periodical inspections of them. … Mr F. J. Patton, a member of the Clewer Drainage Committee, said the District Council and the Committee had been exceedingly desirous from the beginning to press forward the drainage business … Dr W. G. T. Woodforde, the medical officer of health, was next called … He considered the health of Clewer Without very satisfactory as compared with that of the Borough, especially in view of the fact that they had a large number of young children and old people, while the population of Windsor included 1,400 or 1,500 soldiers, men between the ages of 18 and 35, in the prime of life and well looked after. … By Mr Foster: He had no doubt that the Corporation dust-heap at Dedworth had a tendency to lower the health of the inhabitants of the adjoining cottages; there was no question that it was a serious nuisance. He had been there himself, and knew what the smells were like. … Mr Danby next pointed out the prejudicial effect the extension would have on Colonel Richardson Gardner’s property, which comprised some 108 cottages let to respectable tenants at rentals of from 5s to 6s per week. These cottages were built some 30 years ago by Colonel Gardner’s uncle, who was member for the Borough, for the benefit of the poorer people in the neighbourhood so that they might be decently housed at a moderate rent. The houses were built in a quadrangle and were provided with a water supply. The landlord also had the refuse removed from the houses, and they were properly sewered as well as being provided with a certain number of lamps. … Major Poulton, the chief constable for the county, said that the County Authority was now erecting stables at Clewer at a cost of £499 to accommodate three mounted men to do duty through the Park between Windsor and Ascot. … Mr Humphrey observed that there were four authorities opposed to the Corporation’s proposal of extension, and he was there to support the opposition of the Parish Council and Parish Meeting. … Mr Stickland carefully examined the agreement made on 10 June, and it was peculiar that this never occurred to him before he advised his Council that it was a satisfactory scheme. Therefore that suggestion looked very like a hollow pretence. … As to the danger that might accrue to Windsor from Clewer, they had had two witnesses, Dr Casey and a gentleman connected with the Fire Brigade, who gave evidence in a rather irresponsible way. … Mr J. H. Strange, clerk to the Parish Council, produced the resolutions passed at the meetings of that authority and the Parish meeting … The Reverend A. T. C. Cowie, rector of Clewer, said he did not know how the people would live if the Borough was extended; there would simply be an end to everything. …. Mr W. Paget, churchwarden of Clewer, estimated that the churchyard would last another fifteen years. … Dr Goodridge said his experience was that in the matter of infectious disease Clewer compared very favourably with Windsor. … At one of the meetings of the Town Council, Councillor Reavell, one of the leading builders in the town, said he thought the incorporation of Clewer in the Borough would be more likely to retard than increase building, on account of the great rise in rates. … Mr Lovegrove: As representing the Board of Guardians I do not think it will be necessary for me to make any observations, because I understand that the division of the parish which the Guardians object to will not take place. … Sir Theodore Brinckman’s house was three miles from Windsor. His only mode of access was by a private road near 1¼ miles from the public road. The house was surrounded by park land and grounds and stands entirely alone. Clewer Park, which belonged to sir Daniel Gooch, had an acreage of about 180 acres, in addition to about 25 houses in Clewer and 14 in Dedworth, and a large portion of the land was solely agricultural. Clewer race course was held on a long lease by Messrs Frail. It comprised an island, and it would be almost impossible to drain it. … The whole of the evidence given on behalf of the Corporation was given either by members of the Town Council or by the officials of the Borough, exclusive of one, Dr Holderness, whose evidence was not favourable to the Town Council. … Mr Foster was of opinion that some part of this area ought to be in the Borough. …’
15 September 1904: Postcard to Mr T. Ford, 97 Ford Street, Pleck, Walsall: ’15/04/ Sorry Did not speak on wednes-Day With Love From N. 47 Windsor St’
7 August c1905: Postcard to Miss Elsie Ford, 35 Monk Street, Derby: ‘Dear Elsie, Hope you are better. Take care of Miss Phillipps & see that she does the bonnet alright. We are having a very nice time here. Hope you will tomorrow. Love S. E. Maycock’
24 July 1906: Postcard to Miss E. Ford, c/o The Misses Law, 6 Hall Road, Blackpool: ‘Dear E. Am glad you are having a good time. Mr Dakin saw you & spoke to you in Blackpool. He says you looked at him but did not speak. You perhaps didn’t recognize him. Love. Dad’
8 February 1908: Died, at Bishopsbourne, Elizabeth widow of the late Robert Ford, aged 83
5 August 1908: Postcard to Miss Elsie Ford, 3 East Cliff, Windsor Road, Fairfield, Buxton: ‘Dr. E. Hope you have got safe to Buxton & are enjoying your holiday. I am just going through the Exhib: Love to all & yourself. Dad.’
September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Collected by Messrs R. Cole and G. Griffin – Mrs Morgan 6d, Mrs Ford 3d, Mr Spence 3d, Mr Wallace Harris 6d, Miss Jenkins 3d, Mrs Knight 6d, Mr Mansfield 6d, Friend 2d, Mrs Jones 3d, Friend 3d, Mrs Howes 3d, Friend 2d, Mrs Critchley 6d, Mrs Parslow 6d, Mr W. J. Bell 3d, Mr S. B. Palmer 6d, Mr E. Wilkes 6d, Miss Hamblin 6d, Mrs Pearce 1d, A Friend 1d. Total 6/9
December 1916: The Social Club: The opening meeting of the Club, held on Saturday, November 4th, was marked by a spirit of friendliness and genuine enjoyment which gave great encouragement to its promoters. The Church Room,with its flowers and shaded lights, looked very attractive, and dainty refreshments were served from 8.30 to 9 p.m. The evening was spent in dancing, round and table games; and a much-liked feature was the artistic singing of Mr and Mrs Plowman. In the regretted absence of the Rector, a short speech of welcome was made by Mr Trevor … The first lecture of the sessions was given on the following Tuesday, by the Reverend H. J. Trueman, formerly vicar of St Mark’s, Salisbury, on Francis Thompson and his Poems. … The lecture was greatly enjoyed, and Mr Trueman has kindly promised to give us another after Christmas. On December 12th, Miss Isabella Ford will lecture on Women’s Work after the War.
24 January 1920: Report of a dance held at Smallwood Schools, organised by Mr B. Barratt, Mr P. Hollinshead, Mr E. Boffey, Mr E. Wood, Mrs J. Ford, Miss E. Stanier, Miss E. Hollinshead, Mrs G. Norbury and Mrs S. Hollinshead
November 1923: ‘The Staff – Miss Hampshire has passed away from us this term after a very sad illness. For a long time she has been in failing health, but persevered so courageously and uncomplainingly that none of us suspected the strain under which she was suffering. During the summer holidays she became seriously ill, and finally, on Sunday morning, the 28th of October, the long struggle was over. Those of us who knew her and worked with her realize what a kindly, unselfish, and devoted personality has gone from our midst. Many noble sacrifices of personal comfort – even of what many of us would look upon as personal necessities – she made without hesitation, and unknown to all, so that she might give to others less fortunate than herself. The girls who came into close touch with her know individually how wisely and kindly she led them to the higher outlook when they were giving way to the petty trivialities which lead so many of us astray. Her one aim was to give help wherever there was need, and all of us ought to be a little kinder, a little more unselfish, when we look back on the example she set.’ ‘We extend a welcome to Miss Bahin, who comes to us in Miss Hothersall’s place this term, and to Miss Ford, who is taking some of Miss Hampshire’s work.’
January 1927: Candidate for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: S. Ford, 46 Comstall Road, Romiley, Cheshire
5 January 1928: West Sussex: At the Chichester General Quarter Sessions before William Percival Gratwicke Boxall, esquire, K.C., chairman; Frederick Temple Barrington-Ward, esquire, K.C., deputy chairman, holden at the Court House, Chichester. Sir Edward Boyke, bart, Ockham, Salehurst, Sussex, high sheriff; Arthur W. Farndell, esquire, 87 High Street, Lewes, and 24 Bedford Row, London W.C.1, under sheriff; Walter Charles Stephenson Chapman, esquire, 24 Bedford Row, London W.C.1, deputy sheriff; S. Thornely, County Hall, Chichester, clerk of the peace; E. Winter, governor, His Majesty’s Prison, Portsmouth. Prisoner: Frederick John Brown, aged 24, club maker. Previous convictions: Birched, Petty Sessions, Bromley, 3 December 1914 (larceny) as Fernley John Henry White. Birched, Petty Sessions, Bromley, 14 September 1916 (larceny) as Fernley John Henry White. To Reformatory, Petty Sessions, Bromley, 18 January 1918 (stealing roll of cloth) as Fernley John Henry White. Committed from Steyning, 5 December 1927. Received in prison 28 November 1927 (on remand). Offence: During the night of 25 November 1927, burglary in the dwelling-house of John James Naylor and stealing 24 watches, 1 clock, and other articles of the value of £20/1/3. 2nd Charge: On 25 November 1927, at Kingston-on-Sea, breaking and entering the shop of James Crowder and stealing 1 table knife, 1 razor and other articles. Tried before: F. T. Barrington Ward, esquire, K.C., 5 January 1928. Plea: Guilty. Sentence: 12 months hard labour. Prisoner: Leonard Henry Ford, aged 19 years 6 months, labourer. Previous conviction: Bound over, Petty Sessions, Bromley, 27 March 1923 (wilful damage) as Henry William Reeves. Committed from Steyning, 5 December 1927. Received in prison 28 November 1927 (on remand). Offence: As Frederick John Brown (above). Tried before: F. T. Barrington Ward, esquire, K.C., 5 January 1928. Plea: Guilty. Order of the Court – Bound over in £5 for 2 years (Probation of Offenders Acts 1907, 1925).
August 1928: Holy Cross Mission Church: C.L.B. Notes: The Shooting Competition which has been held, has been won by L.-Cp. Ford with a score of 20 out of 25 possible. The handicap was won by Sergeant Pearson. The medals for the competition were handed over by Mrs Bostock after a successful Church Parade which was held on Sunday, July 8th … G. W. Peacock
1 April 1931: Members and officers of the Central Division Branch of the Junior Imperial League mentioned in the report of the annual general meeting: Mr R. Gover Ford.
July 1934: Mundella Secondary School: Form Notes: V B. Cullen, Caffrey and Carroll have been regular members of the School Cricket XI. Brown and Nott have also played. Attewell has represented us in the school rowing crew, and Plumb and Ford have figured in the House Fours.
Swimming. The Swimming Sports were held in the Portland Baths, on Wednesday, July 11th, 1934. Boys (under 15) – Diving. 1 Naylor (Wk); 2. Inkley (H); 3. Ford (H).
January 1936: Football: Wallington House: ‘Ford, as a wing forward, and Sturgeon as a back have performed remarkably well. Very good games have also been played by Bloomfield, Kendrick, Bradbury, Love, Griffiths and Mussell, while promise of better things to come has been shown by Waites, Coleman, Roberts, Herring, Meadows and Gorvin.’
17 May 1945: Next Week’s Calls. Fred Collins’ Agency. Liverpool, Shakespeare (R. 11) – J. M. Z. Productions’ “Rockin’ the Town”, Roy Lester, The Crastonians, Billy Shaw, Five Canadian Mounties, Three Shades, Ford and Sheen, Zio Angels, etc.
December 1945: Candidates for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: G. D. Ford, c/o 44 Woodside Road, Amersham; H. A. Ford, 61 Torridge Road, Thornton Heath; J. D. Ford, Bungalow, Golf Drive, Lutterworth Road, Nuneaton (juvenile)
15 April 1953: County court judgment against R. Ford, Three Holes, Cambridgeshire, garage proprietor
January 1957: Member of the Amateur Fencing Association: Ralph Ford
22 December 1964: Notice of marriage between Malcolm Edward Ford, 25, bachelor, farmer, Upper Beaulieu Farm, near Staunton [resident there more than a month], and Jane Elizabeth Thatcher, 26, spinster, school teacher, Holly Trees, Mill Road, Lisvane: intended to be solemnized at Park End Presbyterian Church, Llandennis Road, Cardiff, such building being the usual place of worship of the said Jane Elizabeth Thatcher.
7 May 1977: R. Ford, vice-chairman, Newport County Association Football Club
c1990: Mr & Mrs A. Ford, Al-Fels, 2 Red Lodge Crescent, Joydens Wood, Bexley, Kent DA5 2JR: David Ford, Rebecca Browning, 85 Apton Road, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 3ST