4 April 2010
You wrote to me recently regarding your connection with the Malyon family (http://blackmorehistory.blogspot.com/2010/01/willingale-malyon-crabb-family.html). I wondered whether you are related to Walter Malyon who died in the First World War? Please see attached for more information.
Blackmore Area Local History
4 April 2010
Hi there - thank you so much for remembering me - yes Walter Malyon is my great grandfather (Albert) brother. As I said before they came from Wyatts Green in Blackmore also have address of Doddinghurst - is this inscription on a memorial or in a book somewhere - would love to see it - thank you once again.
5 April 2010
Thank you for your E mail.
Walter Malyon’s name does not appear on the War Memorial at Doddinghurst (see ink http://blackmorehistory.blogspot.com/2008/09/doddinghurst-war-memorial.html) Kelvedon Hatch (see link http://www.historyhouse.co.uk/kelvedonhatch/memorial.html) or Blackmore (see http://www.blackmorehistory.co.uk/blackmorewwone.html) . His last known address, according to our research was Deptford in what is now the London Borough of Lewisham. He is remembered in Brockley Cemetery within the Lewisham area of London (see http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=384705).
In our previous correspondence you mentioned the Malyon’s association with Wilingale (posted on http://blackmorehistory.blogspot.com/2010/01/willingale-malyon-crabb-family.html) but your reference here to Wyatts Green is of particular interest to a group of us who are researching those local men who served and died during the First World War (see http://www.blackmorehistory.blogspot.com/search/label/BWMRPG). Our evidence suggests that he is not a Blackmore man. If you are able to fill in any gaps we would be grateful.
5 April 2010
Yes would love to help. He was born in Blackmore area - I think Kelvedon Hatch - in 1874 his parents were Walter Malyon [b1841] and Sarah Crabb [c1843]. His grandparents were John Malyon and Louisa Hawthorn and his great grandfather was Peter William Malyon born in Willingale Spain in 1791. He married Sophia Wooden in Staines Middx and John was born in Staines but they moved back to Essex and their addresses were always in the Kelvedon Hatch / Doddinghurst / Wyatts Green [Blackmore] area, which from the map are all very close together.
Walter joined up and became a regular soldier and met and married the sister of his brother Albert's [my great grandfather’s] wife Emma Jane - their first daughter was born in Brentwood and then they moved to South London where I believe he worked as a grocer. At the outbreak of the 1st world war he re-enlisted and died in 1916 (we assume from injuries sustained or from gassing). He left a wife and several children.
If you would like any more information please let me know. Thanks again for giving me so much help.
I have enlisted Essex Registrars to find William Peters parents but they have a backlog of 6 to 8 weeks so am keeping fingers crossed.
6 April 2010
Blackmore (Wyatts Green), Doddinghurst and Kelvedon Hatch are all neighbouring parishes. You may find the History House website of particular interest because it has extensive coverage of Kelvedon Hatch parish. For census data visit: http://www.historyhouse.co.uk/kelvedonhatch/census.html.
On the 1881 census page I note Walter is aged 7 and Albert, 9.
Parents Walter and Sarah were living in Kelvedon Hatch in 1871.
They are not present in 1861 but both would be under the age of 21.
6 April 2010
They were not born until 1871 and 1874 so would not be on previous census - Walter senior was on previous census living with his father John Malyon and mother Louisa Hawthorn. You will also find his father William Peter married to Sophia on several censuses. They had many children amongst them - about three whom were deaf or deaf and blind, which is why they were still living at home into their 20's.
Thank you again for your help. If I can help you in any way please let me know.