DEBNEY, Ernest

1877 - ?

Ernest Edward Dallenger Debney, was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 19 February 1877, son of Nancy Cole née Salmon (1842-1925), who married at Woodbridge in 1862, Thomas Claxton Debney (1840-1864), a carpenter. His mother Nancy went as housekeeper to John Dallenger (1812-1887), a solicitor, and in 1881, Nancy was the 38 year old widowed housekeeper, to 68 year old John Dallenger, with four children, Eva Debney 11, Gertrude Debney 7, Arthur John Dallenger Debney 5 and Ernest 4, all children being classed as 'boarders'. In 1891, 14 year old Ernest was a bookbinder, living at Spring Road, Ipswich with his 48 year old mother Nancy, a shopkeeper, and siblings Eva, Gertrude and Arthur. Ernest studied at the Ipswich School of Art and in February 1900 won 1st prize in the 'Drawing Animal from the Cast' class. In 1901, a 24 year old life assurance saleman living at 24 Wilberforce Street, Ipswich with his mother and brother Arthur. Ernest married at Edmonton, London in 1909, Ethel Rose Webber (20 December 1885-1950) and in 1911, a 31[sic] year old manager in a clothier's, living at 20 Roseberry Gardens, Haringey, Tottenham, London with his 26 year old wife Ethel and their 3 month old daughter, Nancy Doreen Terrell. During the Great War he served as a corporal in the Essex Regiment. In 1929 he voted in the election as living at Brighton, Sussex. In 1939, his wife Ethel was described as married, but had returned to her birth town and living at 57 Glanffrwd Avenue, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, but she died at Erith, Kent.