Augustus Phipps 1835 - 1901

Augustus was born about 1835 in Tipton to Charles and Jane Phipps, brother to eldest sister, Jane

In the 1851 census, he and brothers, Charles and Alfred are Iron Moulders, and younger brother, John, is an Iron Roller.

Augustus married Martha Caddick in 1856, registered in Dudley.

1861 Census – Augustus, a blacksmith, and Martha have one son at this time – William Henry b. 1859 in Toll End, Tipton.

1871 Census –  records Augustus and Martha’s family have grown: William Henry is now aged 12; Thomas is 9; Mary J is 7; Anne is 5;  John is 3 and Herbert is 1 year old.

1881 Census – Augustus and Martha are living at 48 Sheepwash Lane, Tipton. Augustus is recorded as a Blacksmith, son Thomas is a Boiler Maker. Daughters, Ruth aged 9 years and Alice aged 3 years appear on the census for the first time.

Augustus is recorded as a Blacksmith, son Thomas is a Boiler Maker. Daughters, Ruth aged 9 years and Alice aged 3 years appear on the census for the first time.

Where is the eldest son William Henry Phipps?

He has married Rebecca Parkes at St Giles, Rowley Regis in 1878 and they have 2 children – James Arthur Phipps aged 1; John Phipps aged 1 month. He is a General Fitter.

1891 Census – Augustus is living with his wife, Martha, daughters Ruth and Alice, and future son in law William Wood at 23 Sheepwash Lane, Tipton.

1901 – his death recorded in the March Quarter – Augustus was aged 64 years.