Vincent Ernest Wansbury1

#884, (24 July 1895-December 1965)
Father*George Charles Wansbury2 b. 11 Nov 1845, d. 29 Mar 1907
Mother*Emily King2 b. 27 Oct 1859, d. Oct 1952
Charts The Wansburys of Shoreham, Kent.
The Lanes from Chelsfield, Kent.
The Streatfields of Farningham, Kent.
Birth*24 JUL 1895 Vincent Ernest Wansbury was born on 24 JUL 1895 at Hartley, Kent, EnglandG.1,3 
Baptism29 SEP 1895 He was baptized on 29 SEP 1895 at All Saints Church, Hartley, Kent, EnglandG.4 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 He lived with George Charles Wansbury and Emily King at Black Lion Inn, Hartley, Kent, EnglandG, together with Minnie Mary Wansbury, Ellen Emily Emma Wansbury, Frank Robert Wansbury, John Alfred William Wansbury, Harold Victor Wansbury and Edwin Sydney Wansbury.5 
(Witness) Residence2 APR 1911 Vincent Ernest Wansbury lived with Emily King at Hartley, KentG, together with John Alfred William Wansbury, Frank Robert Wansbury, Edwin Sydney Wansbury, Ellen Emily Emma Wansbury, Minnie Mary Wansbury, Harold Victor Wansbury and Percival Gordon Wansbury.6 
Employment*2 APR 1911 Vincent Ernest Wansbury was employed as Wheelwright's apprentice.7 
Milit-Beg*26 APR 1915 He began military service on 26 APR 1915.8 
Note*9 NOV 1916 Was awarded Meritorious Service Medal on 9 NOV 1916.9 
AWArd*24 APR 1917 He was awarded 'Aviator Certificate no.4535 to Sgt. WV Wansbury.' on 24 APR 1917 at Military School, Thetford, Norfolk, EnglandG.10 
Marriage*SEP 1931 He married Muriel Helen Smith in SEP 1931 at Romford, Essex, EnglandG.11 
Employment29 SEP 1939 Vincent Ernest Wansbury was employed as Works Manager, coach body makers.12 
Residence*29 SEP 1939 He and Muriel Helen Smith lived at 46 Milton Road, Ealing, London, EnglandG.13,12 
Residence*1952 Vincent Ernest Wansbury lived at The Haven Guest House, Westgate Bay Ave., Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, EnglandG.14 
Death*DEC 1965 He died in DEC 1965 at Dover, Kent, EnglandG, aged 70.15 
Note He has DNA matches to all the Jefferies family who have been tested from 2 tests on his daughter Kathleen & grandchildren Emma & Matt Stevenson.16 


Muriel Helen Smith b. 29 Mar 1901, d. Dec 1993
Marriage*SEP 1931 He married Muriel Helen Smith in SEP 1931 at Romford, EssexG.11 
Last Edited27 Sep 2020


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth; Dartford, Kent, Jul-Sep 1895, vol 2a 531.
  2. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, age 5 at census.
  3. [S5] JEFFERIES nee STACEY, Gertrude Emma; 1959 Notebook, Vinc Wansbury 1895.
  4. [S65] England & Wales Christenings, bapt. Vincent Ernest Wansbury, father George Charles, mother Emily.
  5. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  6. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census.
  7. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census, living at home.
  8. [S127] UK, RAK record, 48635, Wansbury, V.E. Ch. Mech., RAF Muster roll 1 Apr 1918.
  9. [S77] British Army records, WW1, UK medals list, Corporal, RFC, RN 4865.
  10. [S127] UK, RAK record, Flying Certificate on Maurice farman Biplane: Royal Aero Club Aviator certificate.
  11. [S69] England & Wales Marriages 1538-1940, marriage; Vincent E Wansbury & Muriel Smith, Romford, Essex, Jul-Sep 1931, vol 4a 1681.
  12. [S124] 1939 register.
  13. [S103] Unknown author, "City Directories", London Electoral Roll, Harrow, Ealing, 1939, p 21-134.
  14. [S56] Phone directory, Br. Phone Book 1952, Canterbury Area p 209. ph Thanet 31997.
  15. [S78] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2005, death, age 70, Dover, Kent, Dec 1960, vol 5f 431.
  16. [S128] Ancestry DNA, DNA matches and common ancestor links to MGJ, LS, NGJ, MC and EN. Large cM and several segments.
  17. [S96] England & Wales Birth Index 1916-2005, birth, Romford, Essex, Apr-Jun 1932, vol 4a 954, mother Smith.
  18. [S96] England & Wales Birth Index 1916-2005, birth, Brentford, London, Oct-Dec 1935, vol 3a 346, mother Smith.
@ Michael Jefferies, 2016