See also

Clara SHORTLAND (1858-1928)

1 Clara Jane SHORTLAND (1858-1928), dau. of John SHORTLAND (1831-1916) and Lavinia ROCKELL (1835?-1862).

Born 1858, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died Q1 1928, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK.1

1881 Census:
At the age of 23 Clara was keeping house for her widowed father John,Staff Sergeant Bucks Militia, after the death of his wife. She took care of her younger siblings Margaret, George, Mary Agnes Emma and Rupert, all of whom werre at school and whose ages ranged from 12 to 4. Asher mother (stepmother?) may have died at or following the birth of Rupert in 1877, Clara aged 19 may have taken care of the newborn Rupert from his earliest days.


England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, December 1882,vol. 3a, page 845:
She married James Tibbles, a grocer and bricklayer from Naphill in 1882.

1891 Census:
Living at 99 London Rd Terrace, Chipping Wycombe. Three children are recorded in the 1891 census: Edward (6), John (4) and Annie (2). The family had a domestic servant, Nellie Pearse aged 14.

1901 census
The Tibbles family are still there at 1 London Rd Terr, with the addition of William (10)... Catherine (6)... Clara (3)... and most significantly FRANK (age 8).
Interestingly Tibbles' also live at 5 London Rd Tce. Catherine (70) Widow, of Naphill, and Clara Jane (44), Daughter in law. Must be James' mother.

Sp. James TIBBLES (1856-1900).

Note on Marriage to Clara Jane SHORTLAND: Source: England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, December 1882, vol. 3a, page 845.

1 Edward TIBBLES (1885- ).

Born 1885, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

2 John TIBBLES (1887- ).

Born 1887, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

3 Annie TIBBLES (1889- ).

Born 1889, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

4 William TIBBLES (1891- ).

Born 1891, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

5 Frank TIBBLES (1893- ).

Born 1893, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

6 Catherine TIBBLES (1895- ).

Born 1895, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

7 Clara TIBBLES (1898- ).

Born 1898, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK. Died.

Sources

1"Death Register 1928 - Clara J. Tibbles" (1928 Q1, Wycombe, 3a 1230).